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launch of Firefox

Preamble: All program updates are accepted when proposed on any of my 2 PCs, Linux or Firefox and other programs. Situation: Many multiple instances of Firefox are lau… (read more)

Preamble: All program updates are accepted when proposed on any of my 2 PCs, Linux or Firefox and other programs.

Situation:

  • Many multiple instances of Firefox are launched but can't be completed on my old (11 years old) tower PC (Linux based),
  • seems to saturate video card with multiple instances of screens (1 or 2 minutes at most) until it prevents other programs (eg Open office) to run
  • Tower PC works well for other programs (open office) if Firefox in not launched
  • while it works well when Firefox and other programs are launched) on my light PC ASUS (also with Linux) 3 years old.

Do I miss required minimal memory size on hard disk or on RAM, or is this an issue on Firefox, or...?

Can anyone please help and advise? Regards

Asked by bernard.vilain 2 months ago

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Cannot set up new 2FA after disabling previous one

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable … (read more)

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable 2FA, but every time I successfully go through the process (there is a green bar on top of the screen that says "Two-step authentication enabled"), the end result is that 2FA is still disabled and not required when logging in to the firefox account.

Asked by firefox_user1234 5 months ago

Answered by firefox_user1234 5 months ago

Firefox uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC

This image describes the same website displayed by Firefox and Chrome. Firefox(left) uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC but not all replaced. Chrome(right) is … (read more)

This image describes the same website displayed by Firefox and Chrome.

Firefox(left) uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC but not all replaced.

Chrome(right) is normal(does not replace).

Asked by 1900011604 5 months ago

Last reply by 1900011604 5 months ago

Hulu seems utterly broken on FireFox

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen… (read more)

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen of Hulu. I can watch Hulu on Microsoft Edge but would much prefer to use FireFox. I even updated to the latest NVidia Driver with no success.

I have changed bout every setting that might possibly restrict Hulu under options/preferences. Sure have not found the elixir.

Do I sit tight waiting for Mozilla to get it handled or look up a Shaman?

Asked by rlsomrak 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

Poczta o2 does not load - solution

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone strug… (read more)

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone struggling with the same problem, I wanted to leave the working solution where they could find it.

Disable adblock on poczta.o2.pl.

I use Adblock Ultimate. When it was on, the log-in page showed up fine, but as soon as I pressed "log-in", all I could see was a solid block of background colour. Disabling adblock just on that one page solved the issue immediately.

Thank you all for your time! :)

Był poprzednio stworzony wątek na ten temat, ale rozwiązanie które tam było zaproponowane nie działało - wyczyszczenine "ciasteczek" i cache nic nie zrobiło. W razie gdyby ktoś inny jeszcze miał ten sam problem, postanowiłam zostawić rozwiązanie gdzieś, gdzieby mogli je znaleźć.

Wyłącz adblocka na poczta.o2.pl.

Ja osobiście używam adblock ultimate. Kiedy go miałam włączonego, mogłam się zalogować bez problemu, ale jak tylko kliknęłam "zaloguj", nie widziałam nic więcej niż tylko kolor tła. Wyłączenie adblocka tylko na tamtej jednej stronie zdziałało cuda.

Dzięki za wasz czas! :)

Asked by emilyelizabethfowl 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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zbue1cim.default-release

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occa… (read more)

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occasion has contained 12000 files of up to 1.3Gb which is often mostly fragmented What is this used for and how can I get rid of it as I cant for the life of me see why a browser should have so many data files

Asked by Christopher 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

Why does FF forget 'always do this' settings from session to session?

whenever FF opens/saves a particular file type, i set the 'Do this from now on' button for that file type or when i download a link that passes to a handler application, … (read more)

whenever FF opens/saves a particular file type, i set the 'Do this from now on' button for that file type or when i download a link that passes to a handler application, i click the 'always do this' button on the little toast dropdown. i do this because, shocker, i ALWAYS WANT FIREFOX TO DO THAT. but when i close the session, either manually or via reboot, when i launch back into FF, it asks me all over again for the same things.

now this crap has been a problem since time immemorial (since FF 26, IIRC) and it's always broken. when the hell is this going to be fixed, now that we have ONE MORE dialog that stupidly asks us to set a pref it has no intention of keeping?

somebody is gong to say 'make a new profile' or 'refresh FF', but none of that has ever worked and it doesn't work now because i've literally just setup six brand new machines and ALL OF THEM have this behaviour, ranging from Firefox, Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus, right to Firefox Developer Edition. all of them fresh, right out of the box.

if anyone knows how to make this bloody behaviour stick, please let me know, otherwise the dev team needs to just remove the ask... or fix it and make the blasted thing do its job. >:(

Asked by ian sebryk 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Turning Off Safe Search

So I need to search up certain websites and etc. But it tells me this website is restricted and when i turn safe-search off it goes back on again. If you can i need a sol… (read more)

So I need to search up certain websites and etc. But it tells me this website is restricted and when i turn safe-search off it goes back on again. If you can i need a solution for this I need a more simple way.

Asked by Paxmc10 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

GOOGLE DRIVE DOWNLOAD ISSUE

We can't download a file from GOOGLE DRIVE on Firefox and Firefox Nightly but we can download on GOOGLE CHROME. PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ! ! ! Our firefox version is 87 … (read more)

We can't download a file from GOOGLE DRIVE on Firefox and Firefox Nightly but we can download on GOOGLE CHROME. PLEASE SOLVE THIS PROBLEM ! ! ! Our firefox version is 87 and 88(Latest now). Also SOME EXTENSIONS are seeing LAGly.

Asked by fatihuluefe 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Righ click: menu for spelling and language disappears

Hello I have installed the dictionary for another language and when I right click the menu is there, however if I try to change the language it disappears. If I click aga… (read more)

Hello

I have installed the dictionary for another language and when I right click the menu is there, however if I try to change the language it disappears. If I click again it's gone.

I have tried that if I disable UBlock Origin, the menu comes up, but I am not able to change language anyway. If I refresh, the menu disappears again.

Asked by babbuccio80 5 months ago

Last reply by babbuccio80 5 months ago

Several sites (FAFSA, Turbotax) say they don't support browser, but list Firefox as supported.

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites lik… (read more)

I'm using a MacBook Air with OS 10.15.7, and I've updated Firefox several times. It tells me it's running version 86. However, when I try to access certain websites like Turbotax or even a reader app, it tells me my browser is unsupported. These sites always list Firefox as a supported browser under a list of: try these browsers instead. If I click on the Firefox link they give me, it takes me to the Firefox download page. I've even tried uninstalling Firefox and re-installing it. No luck. Anyone out there have a solution?

Asked by lamont_weniger 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

print page in browser

in one of the recent previous versions it was possible to print the webpage e.g. to pdf. when there was a lot of other info/characters on the preview, you could choose to… (read more)

in one of the recent previous versions it was possible to print the webpage e.g. to pdf. when there was a lot of other info/characters on the preview, you could choose to simplify the page and a lot of text over text was gone, now it that not possible anymore; print web pages is gobbled up to that the basic web text is not readable anymore. Would it be possible to get this 'simplify page' back on the new print window? I have not a screenshot with that option to show, sorry for that. Thank you in advance. Theo

Asked by adfly1 5 months ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 5 months ago

auto open and jump to other URL

hi: when i open the firefox browers, it auto open the "http://dq7.dhwz333.top" html, and then jump to "https://www.hao123.com/?tn=95184454_hao_pg". This is not my wish,i… (read more)

hi:

 when i open the firefox browers, it auto open the "http://dq7.dhwz333.top" html, and then jump to "https://www.hao123.com/?tn=95184454_hao_pg". This is not my wish,it trouble me.

when i input the “about:support” in the address window, i find that image below. How can i deal the problem, i can receive your replay using 707697339@qq.com,thanks.

Asked by 707697339 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

Firefox 86 "Total Cookie Protection": I want no "automatic exceptions"

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Googl… (read more)

Quoted from: https://www.theregister.com/2021/02/24/firefox_cookies_86/ ..."it's Total Cookie Protection With Some Exceptions, Handled Automatically" ..."Meanwhile, Google and its ad tech frenemies are racing to develop various Privacy Sandbox proposals so they can implement behavioral ad targeting"

I don't WANT exceptions! Behavioral ad targeting is exactly what I'm trying to avoid. I don't want Google shaping my searches and influencing my opinions by "telling me what I want to hear"...it thinks! Total Cookie Protection sounded exciting until I read this. How do we force it to work "without automatic exceptions"?

I was excited about this new feature because it might allow me to stay logged in to sites like Google and Amazon without their infamous tracking and search-shaping. If not this setting is pretty useless.

Asked by gggirlgeek 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago