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Checking for Updates Bug with Firefox

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox. In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is goin… (read more)

Hi can somebody help me please? Sitting here on Christmas Eve at work trying to fix Firefox.

In a nutshell I have a really really annoying bug with Firefox which is going to cause me to pull all my hair out.

In the past the program used to check for updates and it used to work fine during this procedure.

Lately though I've been experiencing a really strange bug.

Whenever Firefox checks for updates the browser then cannot load a single webpage or anything while it is checking. Sometimes the checks can take around 3-5 minutes to complete.

Any videos or streams come to an eventual halt.

I have tried tweak a few settings in about:config such as app.update.interval

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing the browser - No change. This still happens usually about 5-8 times a day.

This computer is used for medical emergencies for our clients. We need a full functioning browser. I thought Firefox was that browser but I am beginning to think about installing something else now.

In these situations lives could be put at risk and I want to remedy this problem now before the new year. I imagine we will have a lot of patients coming in. I need to quickly submit forms at times and I really need a stable browser.

a) Can I turn off updates? I would prefer to check manually for updates once a week or so via Help -> About b) Can I reduce the frequency of the checks for updates? c) Is this going to be a normal feature for Firefox from now on?

Asked by reloadedx23 1 month ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 1 day ago

Tabs "Jump" back and forth very quickly.

Win 10. Using FF 96.0. My entire tab row shifts back and forth very rapidly. This has been happening continuously for the past several versions of FF. Condition is also … (read more)

Win 10. Using FF 96.0. My entire tab row shifts back and forth very rapidly. This has been happening continuously for the past several versions of FF. Condition is also worsens somewhat when I move the mouse. Occasionally, closing a particular tab stops this action but I cannot determine which type of tab does this. This is driving me crazy. Please HELP!! (Is there some way I can send a video from my iphone?)

Asked by Mort 1 week ago

Last reply by Mort 6 days ago

Firefox Settings Across Platforms

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted… (read more)

My primary machine has (FF 88.0.1 64-bit) has all the FF tweaks for privacy and annoyances I care to have. Last outstanding issue is floating videos -- but that's posted as another topic by me. Big questions:

1. Can I bring FF on the three other laptops and server to the same FF revision level at this machine and copy across all files that would capture settings this machine's settings/changes in Config and Policies ?

I currently make quick work of syncing UBlock and AdBlocker on all machines by simple export/imports of text files. Everything tweaked exactly the same on every machine with respect to FF is what I am after...

Asked by JoeJupa 1 month ago

Last reply by JoeJupa 9 hours ago

inactive pages go blank. firefox 96.0 ubuntu 18.04

hi, it has been 2 days since firefox starts to behave in an unusual way. when opening many tabs, and if i dont click on them (ie inactive) in 2-3 minutes, they go blank. … (read more)

hi, it has been 2 days since firefox starts to behave in an unusual way. when opening many tabs, and if i dont click on them (ie inactive) in 2-3 minutes, they go blank. when i click on an inactive tab, firefox quickly refreshes it and shows the page. example: let's say i have 3 open tabs: tab1, tab2, tab3. i am reading in tab3 for 15mins. in that period, i didnt click on tab2/1. if now i click on tab2, it is blank and no longer displays the content of the page it is supposed to show. then, firefox quickly refreshes the page and displays the true page.

not really sure why this is happening now. never happened before. it is a really annoying behavior as every tab had to be refreshed automatically if i dont click on it in very few minutes. firefox 96.0 ubuntu 18.04. thanks

Asked by soufiane 1 week ago

Last reply by soufiane 6 days ago

KEEP ME SIGNED IN/NO NOT WORKING IN MY LIVE.COM ACCT

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE! AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GE… (read more)

SINCE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN WHEN I SIGN INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL WHEN I USE EDGE, MICROSOFT SAYS THAT THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM. MAYBE!

AFTER I ENTER MY LOGIN PASSWORD TO GET INTO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL, I AM RE-DIRECTED TO A WINDOW THAT ASKS IF I WANT TO STAY SIGNED IN (KEEP ME SIGNED IN). THE 2 CHOICES AVAILABLE ARE "NO" AND "DON'T SHOW THIS WINDOW AGAIN". NEITHER OF THESE 2 BUTTONS WORK AS I KEEP GETTING THEM EVERY TIME I LOG INTO MY EMAIL.
ONE THING I HAVE NOTED IS THAT IF I GO BACK 1 PAGE FROM THE "KMSI" PAGE, THIS OFTEN TAKES ME TO MY LIVE.COM EMAIL INBOX. THIS MAKES ME THINK THAT I AM BEING RE-DIRECTED TO THE "KMSI" PAGE! AS STATED EARLIER MS SAYS THIS IS A FIREFOX PROBLEM BECAUSE WHEN I LOG IN USING EDGE, THE BUTTONS WORK AND THE "KMSI" WINDOW DOESN'T RE-APPEAR!

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON/OFF SINCE 11/18 AND HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET MICROSOFT TO FIX THE PROBLEM SINCE THEN. ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! SINCERELY, D

Asked by DOLSZOWY 1 week ago

Last reply by DOLSZOWY 3 days ago

Verification code does not arrive within 5 minutes

Dear Sir, I have my firefox username and password. However, whenever I try to sign in nowadays, I am asked to enter a verification code that is sent to my email address w… (read more)

Dear Sir,

I have my firefox username and password. However, whenever I try to sign in nowadays, I am asked to enter a verification code that is sent to my email address within five minutes. The email does arrive, but never withing 5 minutes. I have tried it many times on different devices. It may be my email issue. However, I cannot change the email account unless I cannot log it. Since I cannot receive the verification code within 5 minutes, I am unable to change any of my personal details.

Please advise.

Yours sincerely, Tan Ngiap Heng

P.S. It was very difficult gettting to this support page. I was asked to log in and verify before continuing for some of the support pages. But like I mentioned, I am unable to receive the verification code within 5 minutes. So I am thankful for this page.

Asked by heng96 1 week ago

Last reply by heng96 6 days ago

Can no longer watch prime video

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his ma… (read more)

Since latest Firefox update in Dec 2021 (95.0.2) I can no longer watch prime video on my macbook air. My husband who has same update has no problem watching themon his mac desktop and there is no problem watching them on kindle fire. However I want to continue watching on laptop.


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox section.

Asked by lesewart 3 weeks ago

Last reply by lesewart 2 days ago

Repeatedly crashes . but only on this machine.

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same d… (read more)

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same distros ( linux mint 20.3 ) radeon video cards , amd family cpu's This machine is AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor × 6 the video card atm is AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0, 5.4.0-94-generic, LLVM 12.0.0) though i had the same crash issue with a nVidia graphics card. Memory is Corsair and the memtest86 reports no errors. This is where i get a bit lost. Memory issues or hardware defects might explain this but where's one to begin ? Trouble is , no other application ever crashes and it's rock solid. So is FF to point a finger at or something else ? That's the objective of me submitting this report. Try to find out what's really at fault here and fix it.

The crashes happen at all times. It can also be right at starting FF and never even reaching the main window. I tried with and without the --safe-mode and it's the same that also happens.

So i submitted one of the crash reports ID: 656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

The report can be found here : https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

Since there's so many i hesitate to put them all up , there's dozens since the system reinstall yesterday , i reinstalled the whole OS again yesterday to try to get rid of the bug. Any help to solve this once and for all will be highly appreciated . :) thanks for reading

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Asked by FuzzyTheBear 1 week ago

Last reply by FuzzyTheBear 2 days ago

the Proton UI SUCKS!!! I hate the black/dark background, and I cannot see the bookmark separators again..

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefo… (read more)

I just installed FF v96.0.0 and immediately noted that the background is back to being black or dark themed again for this HORRIBLE PROTON UI.... I have been using Firefox since v2 or was it v4 so long time...

Mozilla I am tired of these terrible UI changes you keep making and it needs to stop... please at least add some user config options so we can at least disable the ugly proton UI features..! as the about:config proton UI options don't work right... anymore..

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Melchior (aka Joseph) 13 hours ago

Why is Firefox crashing over and over

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error me… (read more)

The past week or two it has been acting haywire and crashing daily. I uninstalled, re-installed, re-started computer. Nothing helps. I have attached picture of error message. windows 10 firefox version 92

https://imgur.com/a/L0JnN4P

picture crash report

Asked by Dog3456 3 months ago

Last reply by Dog3456 3 days ago

Using Bing on Firefox

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I ty… (read more)

When I would go into Bing, I would go into settings and change from "Moderate" to "Strict"; I would also uncheck "Search Suggestions" so suggestions don't fill in as I type. Then I would click "Save". Until recently, these settings held with no problem. Now after I click "Save" and go back to the main screen in Bing (or come back to Bing after being somewhere else), I'm back to "Moderate" and suggestions fill in as I type. Microsoft claims this is Firefox's issue and needs to be fixed at Firefox's end. Others are posting on Microsoft's answers forums, some also using Firefox, but not all. I love Firefox and I'm not changing to something else, so can you tell me how this Bing issue might be fixed? Thank you.

Asked by mrshvd3 1 week ago

Last reply by mrshvd3 1 day ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 2 months ago

Last reply by Wayne Carpenter 3 hours ago

open support ticket for firefox browser

'Release 96.0.1 Does Not Work with Our Ariba PunchOut Catalogs' Users can punchout and add items to the Shopping Carts, but when they try to return the items from the ca… (read more)

'Release 96.0.1 Does Not Work with Our Ariba PunchOut Catalogs' Users can punchout and add items to the Shopping Carts, but when they try to return the items from the cart back to our local Ariba Application, users receive a "Token Expired" error. When they click the button to return to the Ariba application, there are no items in the requisition.

We experienced the same issue when Chrome released version 80 in February of 2020. We have been recommending Firefox as the preferred browser but now it has the same problem.

Can you provide some way for users to run an older version of Firefox? Version 95.0.2 Works great. I have not upgraded to 96 yet due to this issue. However, many campus users have already installed 96.0.1.

Currently in our environment, only Inernet Explorer or EDGE running in IE mode work with our Ariba Application. Should we advise our campus users stop using Firefox now?

Asked by morriv 1 week ago

Last reply by morriv 6 days ago

Appearance of Gmail in Firefox

HI After using Chrom for num of years I have now reverted (upgarded!?) for Firefox. However what's casuing me to regret my decision is the layout og Gmail in the browswer… (read more)

HI After using Chrom for num of years I have now reverted (upgarded!?) for Firefox. However what's casuing me to regret my decision is the layout og Gmail in the browswer. Most of the labels and text are surround by a white Highlight or box which looks ugly. I have exhauste dverything I know to get the text to look like Gmail in Chrome with no success. See attached screen shot of comparison. Could you please give some idea so That I can stay with Firefox Kind regards Chris

Asked by xxchrishillxx 3 weeks ago

Last reply by xxchrishillxx 6 days ago

HMR of webpack does not work correctly on Firefox

When I do front-end development, the framework I used is antd pro(Based on React). After the webpack packing the project, the developing page will be automatically reload… (read more)

When I do front-end development, the framework I used is antd pro(Based on React). After the webpack packing the project, the developing page will be automatically reloaded(May be called HMR, Hot Module Replacement). But after the page reloaded, the CSS of the page is not rendered, It also need refresh the page by F5. Thus, HMR does not work correctly on Firefox, but it can work on other browsers like Edge, Chrome

Asked by tanhua0716 2 days ago

Не работает поиск

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая … (read more)

Добрый день! У меня нормально открываются сайты и сохранённые вкладки, но сам поиск не работает. То есть если что-то искать в строке поиска, то появляется просто белая страница и список сайтов не загружается. Подскажите, как это исправить?

Asked by nastyakrasnova666 2 days ago

opensubtitles breach

I was informed about opensubtitles being hacked. However, since Monitor says "Results for: ... @sky.com This email did not appear in the Open Subtitles breach. No other… (read more)

I was informed about opensubtitles being hacked. However, since Monitor says "Results for: ... @sky.com

This email did not appear in the Open Subtitles breach. No other breaches found from a basic search".

how did you know about my use of opensubtitles and POSSIBLE inclusion with those affected?

Thank you.

Asked by R.1C 6 days ago

Last reply by R.1C 5 days ago

Why Firefox deleting all cookies without my permission?

Hello, I wonder why Firefox is deleting all my cookies same time without my permission after a while (apprx. 6-8 months)? - Private Browsing is disabled. I never need thi… (read more)

Hello, I wonder why Firefox is deleting all my cookies same time without my permission after a while (apprx. 6-8 months)?

- Private Browsing is disabled. I never need this option, so it's turned off all the time - "Clear history when Firefox closes" option is unchecked

Asked by Yngwie 2 days ago

Commit view on GitHub with FireFox broken

Hello, First let me thank Mozilla again for a great experience. I've been using Firefox as my main browser for many years and since some time I also started supporting Mo… (read more)

Hello, First let me thank Mozilla again for a great experience. I've been using Firefox as my main browser for many years and since some time I also started supporting Mozilla financially with whatever little I can with recurring payments. To the problem: since some time patch / commit view on HitHub with Firefox is broken. I guess many @mozilla have github accounts so you can open and read https://support.github.com/ticket/1318472 but to summarise: my first entry there was: ``` When viewing Linux kernel style Pull Requests on GitHub, using Firefox, TABs are displayed as 4 spaces, which is confusing, since the default is 8 spaces, which is also what is displayed in chrome and chromium. E.g. https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/pull/4747/commits/e9cc9312841a9329797b0b676335c8cb1a0dc779 ``` then a screenshot (attached) and a clarification to it: ``` As you can see there the patch area between lines 238 and 245 is wrongly indented by 4 spaces, whereas areas above and below are correctly indented by 8 spaces. ``` Then more: ``` No, space isn't used for indentation in that code. They can download raw code and verify, I'm sure they know how to do that. Why don't they just reproduce that themselves? Start Firefox, navigate to any PR commit like https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/pull/4884/commits/b19a64df2c2fcd63d7407ef500fd3312287c8995 and click arrows above and below the diff to display surrounding code. Then navigate to or download the raw patch https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/commit/b19a64df2c2fcd63d7407ef500fd3312287c8995.patch to see TABs used everywhere. Should be very easy to verify. ``` and their last reply was ``` From a technical standpoint this is not a regression. It's a problem with the way firefox interprets the combination of the tab-size css and the particular markdown we use for our diffs.

After reviewing the Issue in more detail there it has not been prioritized and will most likely not be addressed in the near future. ``` This is a deal-breaker for me. I spend hours daily reviewing GitHub pull requests. And I'd really not want to use a different browser just because of this... Please help! Thanks Guennadi

Asked by lyakh 18 hours ago

All bookmarks deleted after Firefox update. Nothing in "Old Firefox Data" folder helped to restore.

Please help me find and restore my missing bookmarks. There are hundreds of entries needed to access essential sites to pay bills, contact physicians, and much, much more… (read more)

Please help me find and restore my missing bookmarks. There are hundreds of entries needed to access essential sites to pay bills, contact physicians, and much, much more. I am embarrassed to admit that there are also some adult oriented bookmarks that remind this old man about his younger life. Thank you for your understanding and help.

Asked by Dr. Williams 18 hours ago

Last reply by Dr. Williams 7 hours ago