Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 4 days ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 3 days ago

Problem with search bar

There's an Amazon-URL that appears in the first place of my search bar every time I want to type something. It doesn't disappear even when I clear the search history - as… (read more)

There's an Amazon-URL that appears in the first place of my search bar every time I want to type something. It doesn't disappear even when I clear the search history - as you can see on the picture, there's a pin symbol attached to the traditional Amazon symbol. How can I remove this?

Asked by kamilmoll 6 days ago

URLs not starting

I have 4 tabs open on the home page. Upon startup, 2 of them load & start, 2 do not. On the 2 that do not start, I have to click in the address bar to launch that s… (read more)

I have 4 tabs open on the home page. Upon startup, 2 of them load & start, 2 do not. On the 2 that do not start, I have to click in the address bar to launch that site. Why? this started recently, about the time the new Firefox was launched.

Asked by lbhatten1 6 days ago

Firefox not automatically logging into saved websites

For several weeks Firefox has been failing to automatically log into sites for which I have saved username and password. I've searched for fixes but not found what I need… (read more)

For several weeks Firefox has been failing to automatically log into sites for which I have saved username and password. I've searched for fixes but not found what I need. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Asked by bright_crow 6 days ago

Yahoo Mail won't accept Firefox 8.0.2

Yahoo Mail will not allow me to connect using Firefox 8.0.2 and returns the error "The latest version of Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser. Please use a support… (read more)

Yahoo Mail will not allow me to connect using Firefox 8.0.2 and returns the error "The latest version of Yahoo Mail is not supported on your browser. Please use a supported browser below or use basic Mail." The link for downloading Firefox just takes me to the same version I'm running. I can start the "basic Mail" but it's awful. This problem does not occur when using Chrome. I have tried starting Firefox in Safe mode but the error still occurs. Is anyone else having this problem?

Asked by fclrsw 6 days ago

No button close, minimize

I dont have minimize and close button - I refreshed firefox and I reinstalled but problem still exsist. Problem occurs also in thunderbird. The buttons look like they are… (read more)

I dont have minimize and close button - I refreshed firefox and I reinstalled but problem still exsist. Problem occurs also in thunderbird. The buttons look like they are under the cover My comp PC - win 7, firefox 81.0.2 (64 bity), thunderbird 78.3.2 (32 bity)

Asked by V-tech 6 days ago

please fill out this field not disappear on scroll firefox

Hi everyone, I have a little problem only on Firefox. For a website, I need to use textarea balise with attribute required. But, when the message "please fill out this fi… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I have a little problem only on Firefox. For a website, I need to use textarea balise with attribute required. But, when the message "please fill out this field" appear, and when I scroll down/up, the message rest display on the screen.


You can see the error message, and when I scroll down, the message is not stay at the field and this "alert message" follow me along the page

Asked by mili17-du-01 1 week ago

Last reply by mili17-du-01 6 days ago

download

I had Firefox on my Mac not too long ago and now I can't open it. I can download it and put it into the " applications " I click on it, but It won't open because the di… (read more)

I had Firefox on my Mac not too long ago and now I can't open it. I can download it and put it into the

" applications "  I click on it,  but It won't open because the dialog box says that there already is a Firefox window browser open. but I don't have a Firefox browser window open.

Asked by colin 6 days ago

How to set coockie rules globaly in Firefox - so that I don't get asked for every individual website?

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for re… (read more)

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for research and every time get distracted by a cookie pop up that I have to accept or lose a lot of screen space. I have Asperger and was wondering, how to set in Firefox what kind of cookies I'm fine with and what don't, basically an API or standard or how you call it, browsers can communicate to cookie managing tools of websites automatically what cookies I want to set and what don't. Also I have some Wordpress websites, so I want to know if Firefos planes to provide a PlugIn for site owners so such automatic cookie settings can also work on my website. Maybe some sort of if-else states that the user of the browser can set, for example:

If website accepts that no cookie is needed - allow no cookies.

If Facebook Like Button is required of website - don't allow and inform me to search information on a competitor sites, via a Firefox pop up

If website allows to save my settings (like dark mode, layout option, ... - always allow

The problem with no automatic Browser wide solution is, in the heat of a work day, i just accept everything because I have no time to go in for every website and pick what cookies I want, and what don't.

Also I am a Designer not a Developer so I can't create such a prototype by myself, even if it would be beneficial for everybody.

What can I do, to get such a Feature, or does it already exist and if how is the API called so that I know how to search for if.

Thank you guys for this great Browser and have a great day

Asked by hartmut.doering 6 days ago

mina flikar i firefox Mozzilla har försvunnit helt plötsligt

Hej, Mina flikar försvann, vill arbeta med dem 1. Hittar inte altarnativet "surfa med flikar" under iställningar 2. Har laddat ner den nyaste versionen av firefox Mozilll… (read more)

Hej, Mina flikar försvann, vill arbeta med dem 1. Hittar inte altarnativet "surfa med flikar" under iställningar 2. Har laddat ner den nyaste versionen av firefox Mozillla 3 Har sökt igenom relevata delar av inställnignar i jakt på fliken 4. Får inte era tips under "flikar" att fungera

MVH Lars-Henrik

Asked by larshenriknilsson 6 days ago

Choppy video playback (YouTube, Netflix)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingl… (read more)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingly random moments there are 'stripes' visible which are quite annoying watching a video (see image). I tried restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled and unchecked 'Use hardware acceleration when available' in the preference section but this doesn't resolve anything. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks in advance!

Asked by wutru 1 week ago

Last reply by wutru 6 days ago

I want Firefox on Mac to not open a tab at start up

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is th… (read more)

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is this possible?

Thank you!

Asked by janos.richter 6 days ago

Restoring firefox settings and profile from windows 8.1 to windows 10

Hi I have been using firefox and thunderbird on WINDOWS 8.1 for many years now. I have easily restored firefox and thunderbird profiles(bookmarks,passwords,themes,addons … (read more)

Hi I have been using firefox and thunderbird on WINDOWS 8.1 for many years now. I have easily restored firefox and thunderbird profiles(bookmarks,passwords,themes,addons etc.) after periodic formats and reinstallations. But now I am planning to move to fresh install of WINDOWS 10. Will simple copying and pasting of profile folder work or should I use Sync? or any other option? I haven't used Sync till now,so a bit hesitant.

Asked by rexie1 6 days ago

Firefox for Mac OS Mojave

Hello, For the Online banking, I need to install Firefox 78 ESR 32bits. This is my first experience with Firefox. Could you help me finding the download of this version… (read more)

Hello,

For the Online banking, I need to install Firefox 78 ESR 32bits. This is my first experience with Firefox. Could you help me finding the download of this version? I tried many times but only 64bits can be downloaded...

Thank you for your advice.

Best regards Anne

Asked by annemorikawa 6 days ago

Youtube not showing actual videos?

Since yesterday (14.10.2020) I've been having the problem that when I try to watch youtube videos, they end up just... not showing up. Meaning, that while I see the small… (read more)

Since yesterday (14.10.2020) I've been having the problem that when I try to watch youtube videos, they end up just... not showing up. Meaning, that while I see the small previews on my main page as well as to the side of the video, the video itself is just not there.

They seem to work fine in Chrome, and I can watch videos that are linked to other websites or apps (like in discord for example). Also didn't encounter this problem with the android version either.

What I noticed is that sometimes, it briefly seems to load the video (showing as just a black square) for a millisecond, then it's gone.

What I've tried (and sadly didn't work): - Have Firefox forget all about youtube - delete cookies - Checked if Firefox is up to date (it is, according to it itself) - Restarted my computer (worked for exactly one video when I restored my former session, then it just died again) - Disabled my addons (no change) - Checked if for some reason Firefox was blocking media on that website (it wasn't)

Headsup that I am probably the least tech-savvy person on this planet, so I apologize in advance if I ask potentially stupid questions. Any advise or help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by mephistosservant 6 days ago

After using the refresh Firefox feature my Roboform stopped filling automatically

Hi, I had to use the refresh Firefox feature because Firefox was very slow again. I did this more before without any problem. But now my login forms are not automatically… (read more)

Hi, I had to use the refresh Firefox feature because Firefox was very slow again. I did this more before without any problem. But now my login forms are not automatically filled in by Roboform. Firefox will load the right (login) page but nothing more. The settings in Roboform are unchanged.

Any idea? Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Best Regards, Robert.

Asked by Robert 6 days ago