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Unable to access Microsoft One Drive without first Refreshing Firefox each time

Recent issue, last few days. Unable to access Microsoft One Drive online without first having to Refresh Firefox each time. It is then accessible for a short period of ti… (read more)

Recent issue, last few days. Unable to access Microsoft One Drive online without first having to Refresh Firefox each time. It is then accessible for a short period of time before the address link again breaks down into an incomplete address that does not open One Drive. I've repeated this process a number of times and each and every time the only means of access to One Drive is by Refreshing Firefox. Access to One Drive is fine on other browsers. I've cleared the cache, and run Firefox in Troubleshoot mode, but the only thing that works, and does so consistently, is to first Refresh Firefox. It will then go to the correct address for One Drive for a short period of time, before again breaking down into an incomplete forwarding address. I prefer using Firefox, but regular access to One Drive, without all these unnecessary steps, is a requirement

Asked by anastasiaanthony8 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Fire Fox short cut

Fire Fox no longer appears on the menu bar. I have to go to programs and open it each time I want to use Fire Fox. It will appear on the menu bar as long as I have it ope… (read more)

Fire Fox no longer appears on the menu bar. I have to go to programs and open it each time I want to use Fire Fox. It will appear on the menu bar as long as I have it open but leaves the bar if I close it.

Asked by HowieE 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Possible IPC memory leak - how to pinpoint the culprit?

Hey there, I'm having trouble with Firefox. Something inside Firefox is eating up my RAM and CPU. Usually I recognize the problem happening because my laptop fans ramp up… (read more)

Hey there, I'm having trouble with Firefox. Something inside Firefox is eating up my RAM and CPU. Usually I recognize the problem happening because my laptop fans ramp up. The problem occurs on my laptop as well on my desktop (both on latest stable Firefox[Build ID: 20220513165813] and Windows 11). The workaround is to kill the Firefox subprocess which is using most of the CPU and RAM. Then everything is back to normal for some time, until Firefox starts messing with me again.

While trying to pinpoint the problem I'm stuck. I can't find a culprit other than the fact it has something to do with Firefox. Clean reinstalling did not help. The Firefox Task Manager doesn't know anything about huge amounts of RAM being taken. I searched for solutions on the net and the about:memory indicates the problem is some IPC related stuff:

 {
  "process": "Main Process (pid 12648)",
  "path": "queued-ipc-messages/content-parent(Browser, pid=9612, open channel, 0x22e4b33fc30, refcnt=38)",
  "kind": 2,
  "units": 1,
  "amount": 0,
  "description": "The number of unset IPC messages held in this ContentParent's channel.  A large value here might indicate that we're leaking messages.  Similarly, a ContentParent object for a process that's no longer running could indicate that we're leaking ContentParents."
 }

The bug reporting guidelines(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=bug-writing.html) are encouraging me to attach steps to reproduce and try the steps listed on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources . But I've exhausted the steps there (Except for upgrading the PC / RAM).

Especially on the go this Firefox-RAM-Party takes quite some battery and right now while writing this Firefox has >100GB virtual RAM reserved for some IPC messages, I personally think this is too much. So I'd like to file a report, but without steps to reproduce I'm afraid the developers are going to say 'well, that's something we are not able to diagnose', because I am unable to explain how to reproduce it. It just happens from time to time.

The anonymized about:memory report: https://bin.disroot.org/?2ba01ef78154cce4#8PLVqLTd9qgaRn2QVX2P17hkbHQyrTDuVAwoykj2cBxg

I left Firefox running like this for about half an hour and at 138GB reserved RAM Windows slaughtered my Firefox. The resulting crash report: https://bin.disroot.org/?0bc57492585dde4b#5YtbWgXcbZSkWYmg2CGkVn9iiipYwfYbxUfCLhmMJh7d

Do you have a clue where I might find out who sends those IPC messages, and therefore who is responsible for this?

Asked by Sewana 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox suddenly breaking a banking site

Hi: I've used Firefox for years without trouble and I've even given money! However, I think the last update has prevented my banking site from operating correctly. In Bil… (read more)

Hi: I've used Firefox for years without trouble and I've even given money! However, I think the last update has prevented my banking site from operating correctly. In Bill payment you choose who you want to pay and fill in the amount. This still works. I move to the month, day, year boxes. If I click, say, on the month box I get a dropdown but selecting the month nothing happens. Ditto with day and year. The day box shows 1 and the year shows 202 and nothing changes when using the drop downs. Can't manually fill in the boxes. At first I thought it was my bank but they said there were no reported problems - they would! So tried Brave and Edge. Both worked perfectly. Tried it on my laptop rather than desktop and same problem using Firefox showed up. I hadn't fiddled with any Firefox settings. What to do? Thanks Donald

Asked by donald.wyllie 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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Gmail "open message in new window" redirect fails since updating to FF 100.0.1

I have two Gmail Workspace accounts logged in to two different tabs in one FF browser window. Have used this set-up for years. However, ever since updating to FF 100.0… (read more)

I have two Gmail Workspace accounts logged in to two different tabs in one FF browser window. Have used this set-up for years. However, ever since updating to FF 100.0.1, when I try to open an email thread in a new window (pops out the message into a separate window), there is a "cannot properly re-direct error" that appears.

Only way to resolve this appears to be clearing the cache for mail.google.com and signing in again to both accounts. However, this solution only appears to work for a day or two before the "redirect error in a new window" occurs again.

This error does not occur in Private Browsing mode, and Google Workspace support has confirmed it is not an issue with Gmail/ Workspace.

Any thoughts on how this can be fixed? I have disable all "enhanced tracking protection"

Thank you for your time and help,

Asked by muzzle 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Diffulty paying my bills

I could not pay my bills at handelsbanken.se today... so they adviced me to try another browser and I had to use Edge for the first time ever... and that worked. Why coud… (read more)

I could not pay my bills at handelsbanken.se today... so they adviced me to try another browser and I had to use Edge for the first time ever... and that worked. Why coud I not pay my bills with firefox as usual?

Wondering Pirjo

Asked by PirjoSundqvist 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages.

Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages. Cannot print to a printer, or to FoxIt pdf printer. Printing in MS Edge works with no problems. I have cl… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages. Cannot print to a printer, or to FoxIt pdf printer. Printing in MS Edge works with no problems. I have cleared saved print settings - did not fix problem. Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by fdispensiere1 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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My Amazon saved password changed to huge random letters numbers

My Amazon saved password in Firefox was changed to this, I did not change it... AYAAFIwbbsHulukAsp9nmonLDTYAAAABAAZzaTptZDUAIDU2ZDE0ZWRjZThlMmNiNmM2ODQyYzU5ZGRhZWU0MjZlAQ… (read more)

My Amazon saved password in Firefox was changed to this, I did not change it...

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

Asked by stan738 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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FireFox is schizophrenic

I am an a US citizen, living in Europe! How do I keep Mozilla from changing languages on me? I just connected my Laptop PC and everything is in the German language. Why… (read more)

I am an a US citizen, living in Europe! How do I keep Mozilla from changing languages on me? I just connected my Laptop PC and everything is in the German language. Why? I'm sorry, but I must insist that Mozilla stop doing this. My mother tongue is American English, and when I keep getting your communications in a foreign language, there is a good possibility that I might misinterpret what has been written by Mozilla to me. Or is the problem with me living in Europe?

Asked by warp4dennis 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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Viewing Firefox password

I have recently registered with Firefox after having used it for a long time. I now find that the password that I thought I had used is not recognised. I am currently log… (read more)

I have recently registered with Firefox after having used it for a long time. I now find that the password that I thought I had used is not recognised. I am currently logged in. Is there a way of viewing my password in my account details? I do not want to change the password as I am unsure what I will lose from my history etc

Asked by greg.rippin 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Search by Image has a new update - the permissions seem offensively excessive & an invasion of privacy.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/permission-request-messages-firefox-extensions?as=u&utm_source=inproduct The long list of permissions here seem incredibly excess… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/permission-request-messages-firefox-extensions?as=u&utm_source=inproduct The long list of permissions here seem incredibly excessive, completely irrelevant to the task and therefore an invasion of privacy. Some examples: ''Extend developer tools to access your data in open tabs "Download files and read and modify the browser’s download history" "Open files downloaded to your computer" "Read the text of all open tabs" "Access recently closed tabs" "Access your location" "Access browsing history" "Monitor extension usage and manage themes" "Exchange messages with programs other than Firefox" "Read and modify privacy settings" "Control browser proxy settings" "Store unlimited amount of client-side data" Seriously? All I want the browser to do is search for an image, not hand over all my personal information to you. You can't find an image without checking where I am, what else I've been doing, modifying my privacy and browser proxy settings, storing unlimited data, reading everything on my open and recently closed tabs? Is this to be used for commercial purposes? What's going on here? I think it's time to find a new browser. Please explain.

Asked by brettcpierce 8 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 months ago

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Bookmark manager

Recently got a new PC with Windows 11 and since I downloaded Firefox the shortcut of CTRL+Shift+O will not open the bookmark manager. Does the same on Opera GX and Chrome… (read more)

Recently got a new PC with Windows 11 and since I downloaded Firefox the shortcut of CTRL+Shift+O will not open the bookmark manager. Does the same on Opera GX and Chrome. Not sure if I did something wrong in the PC settings but nothing I've tried has fixed the problem

Asked by josh10451 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Cannot print from web

When I print something from the web, it prints tiny and in the upper left corner. Edge works fine. This is only something that happens when I print from the web; no matte… (read more)

When I print something from the web, it prints tiny and in the upper left corner. Edge works fine. This is only something that happens when I print from the web; no matter how I set the controls. The print previews look fine, BUT!

Asked by Gary Brown 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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How can I save my extensions in case Firefox refreshes?

Each time Firefox is refreshed, I must re-install extensions. How can I save the extensions so they do not need to be downloaded and re-installed ever time Firefox refre… (read more)

Each time Firefox is refreshed, I must re-install extensions. How can I save the extensions so they do not need to be downloaded and re-installed ever time Firefox refreshes?

Asked by Erv 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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How to stop Firefox from downlading htm files?

How to stop firefox from downloading x.htm files? I have checked "Always ask me where to save files" in the Downloads menu, for every file type available there, and it st… (read more)

How to stop firefox from downloading x.htm files? I have checked "Always ask me where to save files" in the Downloads menu, for every file type available there, and it still will download x.htm without asking.

Asked by Leszek 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.swansonvitamins.com/" on this server. Reference #18.6037b9d0.1652765508.828f06e4

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.swansonvitamins.com/" on this server. Reference #18.6037b9d0.1652765508.828f06e4 … (read more)

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.swansonvitamins.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.6037b9d0.1652765508.828f06e4

Asked by kordwell 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox crashes randomly

Firefox crashes randomly with no crash report being generated. It seems to have started doing this about a month ago. Nothing in particular seems to trigger it, and all… (read more)

Firefox crashes randomly with no crash report being generated. It seems to have started doing this about a month ago. Nothing in particular seems to trigger it, and all of my software is up to date. It just closes any and all tabs that are open, as if I exited out of the program entirely.

Asked by antarian_knight 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago