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Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (read more)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Rhys 6 days ago

Date format

I am part of a charity organisation which is using Google Drive to store records in the "cloud" and a means of multiple members accessing those files. A form has been cre… (read more)

I am part of a charity organisation which is using Google Drive to store records in the "cloud" and a means of multiple members accessing those files. A form has been created which needs a date to be entered. The form was created by another person with a drop down calendar or by entering the date using dd/mm/yyyy. When I open the form through Google Drive on my computer using Firefox (my browser of choice)the drop down calendar does not operate and the date is formatted MM/DD/YYYY. Through "Options" on the home page the language is set to English (Great Britain) and the date is said to be taken from my Windows settings. My Windows settings for the date formatting are correct at dd/mm/yyyy. If I change browsers to Chrome the form is accessible with its correct formatting. Your assistance would be appreciated

Asked by eric.detheridge44 6 days ago

Firefox on PC and new facebook

When Facebook updated their system a few months ago, running it on firefox with windows 10 on a pc crashes mozilla. It happens if you are logged into FB for some length … (read more)

When Facebook updated their system a few months ago, running it on firefox with windows 10 on a pc crashes mozilla. It happens if you are logged into FB for some length of time (say an hour). I have no extensions operating just plain firefox. I turned on task manager inside firefox to watch what happened over time along with windows task manager. Within a half hour, FB is using high energy impact and just about all available memory in the system and filled the cache as well. Eventually it just freezes firefox and I have to kill the program go back and clear the cache and often do a complete refresh of firefox

Asked by toms7 1 week ago

Last reply by toms7 6 days ago

quick link tiles

Quick link tiles appeared on my home page after the last update. I searched the internet on how to delete these, but I can't find any answers. I will never use these, and… (read more)

Quick link tiles appeared on my home page after the last update. I searched the internet on how to delete these, but I can't find any answers. I will never use these, and I want to remove them and I don't know how. Please and thank you.

Asked by nancyec_7 6 days ago

Last reply by nancyec_7 6 days ago

Speed tests shows normal uploads on Firefox and Edge but on Firefox only downloads show 0.0

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spe… (read more)

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spectrum speed test on Edge registers Spectrum Syracuse as the optimum server and download is 236.2 and upload 11.6. Both are using my Spectrum server in Syracuse, NY.

When I run Ookla through Firefox I got 227.17 down and 11.63 up. Spectrum's speed test through Firerefox's Syracuse server 231.8 up and 11.5 down.

However for a while earler this evening when I ran both programs on both browsers and both through Syracuse's servers I was getting downs of 0.0 to 0.7. I reset the modem and router and still had low speeds but shortly after I got the readings I wrote in the first two paragraphs.

What would be the reason for this? Anything particular with Firefox? Something I should look out for in the future? Partially a curiosity while the other part being proactive.

Thanks for anybody who can take time to answer.

Asked by Figureguy 6 days ago

Last reply by Figureguy 5 days ago

I have a big problem, I seem to have lost my emails. I am having 'stroke' memory loss....a little confused....I tried everything I know, (courtesy of you beautiful peeps out there....Help, it's really big mess this time...

Not sure this time.......you guys have helped me before, (thanks heaps...BTW) luckily I did my Banking before it crashed! groan.....my guy has no idea...('cos he's dyslex… (read more)

Not sure this time.......you guys have helped me before, (thanks heaps...BTW) luckily I did my Banking before it crashed! groan.....my guy has no idea...('cos he's dyslexic) ... years ago he did a course, then left it up to me! It's to do with the fact that I didn't understand how to create/data into emails & such in the first place properly...now it's a big mess, plus for the life of me I couldn't remember how to fix up my emails, plus I had that problem of the long string of data that I have 'nursed' & that has now totally disappeared! Not very easy to explain, sorry! I had about 5 years worth, Hmmmmm... But I can't explain where my emails have gone! I do still have a few listed 'bookmarks' in alphabetical order but I don't know how to restore them, (she said hopefully)! I still cannot find out where the emails 'live'.....they seem to have located themselves into a new format! (Oh yeah, about 9 months ago I figured out how to insert a 'NEW FOLDER' ..lol... that really helped.) Sigh...this has taken me about 6 hours to sort out.....I am so very grateful, I hope this time who knows, I might get to flex my Wings!! LOL....SlimSylv.....Happy New Year to you all...Stay Safe......

Asked by SlimSylv 5 days ago

Google defaults to Czech while all other sites and programs set to English

For reasons unknown to me, Google currently defaults to Czech when I'm using Firefox even though Firefox itself, my VPN, and my computer all are set to default to English… (read more)

For reasons unknown to me, Google currently defaults to Czech when I'm using Firefox even though Firefox itself, my VPN, and my computer all are set to default to English. My VPN is also set for the US. The fact that my default browser is not Google should be irrelevant as even that search engine is set to English. Whenever I try to log into Chrome, the default is still and always English. I cannot find any settings anywhere in either Firefox or my computer that would cause Google to default to any language other than English. Please help.

Asked by ace910046sca1 1 month ago

Last reply by ace910046sca1 5 days ago

How does omnibox addSuggest work in private mode?

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a… (read more)

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a show a some suggestion.

However, this suggestion feature is not working in private mode. This did not change even if I allowed it to run in a private window. How can I get the omnibox suggestion feature to work in private mode?

Asked by desertpureolive 5 days ago

Last reply by desertpureolive 5 days ago

having problem lunch local file from browser

i have been trying to lunch local app from browser. i succeeded open .exe file, which is on registry by URL protocol but i cannot open file which isn`t in registry … (read more)

i have been trying to lunch local app from browser.

i succeeded open .exe file,

which is on registry by URL protocol 

but i cannot open file which isn`t in registry

     .exe or specific file etc.

how can i solve this problem

Asked by sudarshanbaral16 5 days ago

problem with privacy autorizations on sites

i abitually open more sheets with varius pages of the same site (for example 4 pages of wikipedia) on some sites wher i have to consent the privacy i consent on the first… (read more)

i abitually open more sheets with varius pages of the same site (for example 4 pages of wikipedia) on some sites wher i have to consent the privacy i consent on the first page that i open but then i havce to consent on all the sheets i open, how can i make him understand that is the same sites and i alredy gave my consent? i tried to play with the options in pyvacy setting but the resuts don't change, i'm sure there is a way because if i stay in the same sheet it doesn't happen.

thanks

Rosa

Asked by rosa.cavadini 5 days ago

Bookmark all synced tabs

Is there any way to bookmark all synced tabs? I'm trying to move my open tabs from my phone to my pc. I know you can right click a single synced tab and "Bookmark this ta… (read more)

Is there any way to bookmark all synced tabs? I'm trying to move my open tabs from my phone to my pc.

I know you can right click a single synced tab and "Bookmark this tab". But I would like to do it for all open tabs.

I know you can "Open all in tabs", but that is an awful solution due to lag and potential redirects.

Asked by xiazee 5 days ago

Unable to migrate or restore OneTab and its data

None of the available migration or restore methods are capable of preserving OneTab data. In every case I have tried, OneTab is missing from the add-ons in my new install… (read more)

None of the available migration or restore methods are capable of preserving OneTab data. In every case I have tried, OneTab is missing from the add-ons in my new installation or profile. The only approach which achieved anything at all was to replace the entire .mozilla director under Ubuntu, but even this only displayed the OneTab page and its data on the first invocation of Firefox. Since the add-on was not present, the data was gone at the second invocation. However, repeating this process at least allowed me to export the OneTab data from *one* profile on the first invocation. Unfortunately, this method is completely useless under Windows, as are the recommended approaches of using Firefox sync (with sync turned on for add-ons) or replacing the contents of a newly created profile with the contents of an old or saved one. How can I properly backup and restore or migrate a Firefox installation, *including* my OneTab installation and data?

Asked by rsbrux 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rsbrux 5 days ago

Lost bookmarks, passwords, history after unlinked from Onedrive

Hello I was attempting to backup my c-drive documents to onedrive when my computer crashed. When I turned it back on I could no longer access any of the files I had attem… (read more)

Hello I was attempting to backup my c-drive documents to onedrive when my computer crashed. When I turned it back on I could no longer access any of the files I had attempted to back up on my C-drive (panic!). I looked online for advice and followed advice to unlink Onedrive and restart. I did this and managed to find my C-drive files (phew) but the whole of my desktop and browser history, passwords, bookmarks etc has been completely wiped. There is some really important things in there and I would really like to get it back. Any help much appreciated...I am not tech minded so any advice as simply put as possible please....

Thanks

Susie

Asked by suem_1977 5 days ago

The scroll wheel does not work in Firefox

The scroll wheel is not working in Firefox. It works in other programs, so it is not a problem with my mouse. It just started today. I have cleared my data and cookies, a… (read more)

The scroll wheel is not working in Firefox. It works in other programs, so it is not a problem with my mouse.

It just started today. I have cleared my data and cookies, and restarted Firefox. I have not installed any new extensions in months.

This is a serious usability issue. I will have to switch to another browser, that will allow the use of the scroll wheel.

Asked by mwreding 5 days ago

Javascript Redirection Not Working

Hello, I have a web page that prints a document, and then redirects back to the main page. This website has always worked in every browser, and now in Firefox 84.0.2 it n… (read more)

Hello,

I have a web page that prints a document, and then redirects back to the main page. This website has always worked in every browser, and now in Firefox 84.0.2 it no longer redirects.

What changed in Firefox, and how do I get it redirecting again?

Here is a snippet of the code in question:

<script type='text/javascript'>

    var interval = setInterval(function() {
         if(document.readyState === 'complete') {
              clearInterval(interval);
              window.print();
         }
    }, 100);
    
    window.onbeforeprint = function() {
         window.location = 'https://www.mozilla.org';
    }

</script>

Asked by Fred 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Fred 5 days ago

Cannot block autoplay when clicking in webpages!

I need to completely block videos from autoplaying! So far I've done the following: Switch firefox settings to block video and audio media.autoplay.default = 5 me… (read more)

I need to completely block videos from autoplaying! So far I've done the following:

  Switch firefox settings to block video and audio
   media.autoplay.default = 5
   media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages = false
   media.autoplay.block-event.enabled = true
   media.autoplay.block-webaudio = true
   services.sync.prefs.sync.media.autoplay.default = false
   media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed = false (android)

(or)

   media.autoplay.blocking_policy = 2 (PC)

The videos are hidden from the start but if you click anywhere in the website they pop up!

Asked by firefoxhelp 4 days ago

Malwarebytes Browser Guard

היי יש לי תוכנת הגנה של Malwarebytes ובדפדפן הקודם שלי הוא היה בסרגל של הדפדפן והגן מפני אתרים זדוניים. אני לא רואה אותו בדפדפן של ה FIREFOX איך אפשר להתקין אותו ? … (read more)

היי יש לי תוכנת הגנה של Malwarebytes ובדפדפן הקודם שלי הוא היה בסרגל של הדפדפן והגן מפני אתרים זדוניים. אני לא רואה אותו בדפדפן של ה FIREFOX איך אפשר להתקין אותו ?

Asked by akivafra 4 days ago