google translate of document no longer working

Afternoon everyone... a couple of days ago I suddenly became unable to translate documents in google translate, (https://translate.google.com) and this occurs only using … (read more)

Afternoon everyone... a couple of days ago I suddenly became unable to translate documents in google translate, (https://translate.google.com) and this occurs only using the Firefox browser, it is fine on Chrome. This is not putting text into the box, it is clicking and uploading a document for translation. The upload works fine and I see the source document on the screen, and then it just goes back to the screen with empty source box waiting for me to type into it. I don't know if anyone can help me troubleshoot this one as it might not be a problem with Firefox, but all assistance appreciated. This is happening on all my computers. I believe I have the latest Firefox version (88.0.1)

Thanks

Asked by brian_cleveland 1 week ago

Last reply by brian_cleveland 6 days ago

Since update, FF won't open magnet links

Problem: After this morning's update to 88.01 64-bit, magnet links do not work What I've tried: Found instructions online for resetting using about:config, but it's not w… (read more)

Problem: After this morning's update to 88.01 64-bit, magnet links do not work What I've tried: Found instructions online for resetting using about:config, but it's not working because the right click isn't bringing up the menu to allow me to create a new protocol and even after setting network.protocol-handler.expose.magnet to false, right clicking the magnet link doesn't let me choose a program. It just brings up the regular right-click windows menu. TIA for your help.

Asked by dsa65 6 days ago

Right click opens option menu to close to curser causing instant choice selection.

Hey folks, Hope everyone is doing well. The title pretty much sums it up. When I right click on a link to select "open link in new tab" (or other selection), the menu s… (read more)

Hey folks,

Hope everyone is doing well.

The title pretty much sums it up. When I right click on a link to select "open link in new tab" (or other selection), the menu seems to open just beneath the cursor causing an instantaneous selection (usually opens a new tab). I've tried using the browser without any extensions and the problem keeps occurring (just happened now when I tried to select the correct spelling for occurring).

This only seems to happen with Firefox.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by gmanntriggs 6 days ago

Last reply by gmanntriggs 6 days ago

Pop up within a tab, changes my tab view?

For a long time this scenario has worked fine.... I have multiple tabs open, we'll just say A & B. In Tab A I click something I know will generate a pop up on this pa… (read more)

For a long time this scenario has worked fine.... I have multiple tabs open, we'll just say A & B. In Tab A I click something I know will generate a pop up on this page in a while, but I manually swap to Tab B to start working on something else. When the pop up appears in Tab A, I can see the text of the tab go bold, and my view remains on Tab B so I can continue as I want.

But now suddenly, when I switch to Tab B, once that pop up appears in Tab A my view is forcibly changed to Tab A instantly. Pretty inconvenient since it interrupts what I'm doing in Tab B.

How can I go back to the original behavior?

Asked by tyler11 6 days ago

Clicking on anything in YouTube gets stuck in loading.

YouTube does not work properly. Before I start, I must mention that I have tried Chrome, Brave and Edge. None of the others have had this problem and I can confidently sa… (read more)

YouTube does not work properly.

Before I start, I must mention that I have tried Chrome, Brave and Edge. None of the others have had this problem and I can confidently say that this only happens with Firefox and Firefox Nightly as well.

Something that I should also mention is I have security.enterprise_roots.enabled set to true in about:config. This is because when it's set to false, Any google related webpage shows a Potential Security Warning. I don't know if this has anything to do with the issue I am having with YouTube but I still wanted to mention it.

Finally, the problem - Firefox and Firefox Nightly both get stuck on loading whenever I click on anything on YouTube. Be it the Channel Icon to go to the channel or a video or even the search bar. Anything that should take me to the next page gets stuck. Screenshot is attached. The only way to open the video or the page is to reload it or to stop the loading enter the link and then manually do it every time I need to click on something in YouTube. I have reinstalled Firefox. Reset everything. Even reinstalled windows. But the issue persists. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

Asked by Manavik Ray 6 days ago

restrict extension access permissions by url

if an extension requires an 'Access your data for all websites' permission then firefox requires me to choose either allow this extension to steal all my sensitive data, … (read more)

if an extension requires an 'Access your data for all websites' permission then firefox requires me to choose either allow this extension to steal all my sensitive data, or not to use the extension at all.

for such cases, chrome allows me to choose when and where i prefer to allow the extension to see these data and when and where to restrict it from accessing them: Site access Allow this extension to read and change all your data on websites you visit:

  • On click
  • On specific sites
  • On all sites

does firefox allow this somehow? i'd prefer to have an option to restrict such access in some cases by clicking the extension button, in some - by white or black listing specific sites (mostly whitelisting), and for some cases - do not restrict.

Asked by musilla 6 days ago

Roboform controlling logins and passwords setting?

Hi, I use Roboform extension on 2 Windows 10 PCs. On one, Firefox says An Extension is controlling Login and passwords setting...on the other, it does not say that. Any c… (read more)

Hi,

I use Roboform extension on 2 Windows 10 PCs. On one, Firefox says An Extension is controlling Login and passwords setting...on the other, it does not say that.

Any clue why?

Asked by sdodell 6 days ago

Some web pages don't work properly

For the third time recently, I've had to open Opera because Firefox won't display properly. This time it was camelbak.org that wouldn't display the site's Search box with… (read more)

For the third time recently, I've had to open Opera because Firefox won't display properly. This time it was camelbak.org that wouldn't display the site's Search box with Firefox, but would with Opera.

Asked by Solar Bozo 6 days ago

Can I view when an autofill address was made?

I recently was looking through my autofill addresses when I noticed a name that should not be there. Someone I do not know in some state that I do not live in. I quickly … (read more)

I recently was looking through my autofill addresses when I noticed a name that should not be there. Someone I do not know in some state that I do not live in. I quickly changed my firefox password and various passwords that may have been compromised.

My question is, how worried should I be? How did they get my password or access to a PC with my account active on it. Then why would they be so daft to save their name and address as the autofill?

Is there any way I can check when it was made or pass this on to Mozilla support?

Asked by Joe 6 days ago

Some websites display Text out of alignment?

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset w… (read more)

For the last few versions of FF (currently on 88.0.1 (64-bit) OSX Big Sur) certain websites display text incorrectly where the text is bold and each character is offset with the next one (see attached Images).

It only seems to happen to certain websites and happens both within my web based email and on standard websites - but only some of them.

I've attached a photo of the issue in my webmail - I'm viewing an email sent to me using mailchimp, but even this is inconsistent as other emails using mailchimp are fine. And as I said before it happens on websites too (examples attached).

I have this issue on my 2020 iMac and my 2020 M1 MacBook Air but not on my 2019 iMac. All 3 are running latest version of FF and all synced to my FF account and have all the same settings. Attached photo of plugins/extensions installed too.

Please help me fix this it's so frustrating!

Thanks

Asked by edstudios 1 week ago

Last reply by edstudios 6 days ago

firefox 88 too slow

After migrating from Firefox 87 to 88.0.1 under linux-64 (debian 10), the browser became very slow. Typing has a delay of 2-3 seconds between end of type and appearence o… (read more)

After migrating from Firefox 87 to 88.0.1 under linux-64 (debian 10), the browser became very slow. Typing has a delay of 2-3 seconds between end of type and appearence on screen. Same for loading pages. Migrating back to firefox 87 is a nuisance since part of the setup is lost and mozilla keeps insisting daily to switch to firefox 88. The articles in "Fix slowness" do not seem to help.

Any suggestion?

Asked by mario.natiello 1 week ago

Last reply by mario.natiello 6 days ago

Autofills Suddenly Stopped Working for Addresses and Credit

Firefox 88.0.1 on MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3 Two evenings ago I noticed my address wasn't filling in when I was checking out on a shop and thought it was simply the site. Yeste… (read more)

Firefox 88.0.1 on MacOS Big Sur 11.2.3

Two evenings ago I noticed my address wasn't filling in when I was checking out on a shop and thought it was simply the site. Yesterday morning, same issue, different site. Credit cards weren't filling in. I tried another site and another and another... All the same issue!

I tried disabling extensions, clearing my cache, quitting and restarting Firefox, and several suggestions on this forum for about:config. Nothing has worked.

I don't know if the attached screenshot will help. Hopefully it does.

I hadn't touched a single setting prior to this happening so I have no idea why it simply decided to stop?

Thank you!

Asked by sccjyx 6 days ago

pip videos quality

Hi, when I watch different content in PIP mode at some point if I not with the source tab in focus the resolution or quality of the video in the PIP windows down bad, its… (read more)

Hi, when I watch different content in PIP mode at some point if I not with the source tab in focus the resolution or quality of the video in the PIP windows down bad, its is a little uncomfortable.

Asked by LeDeMon 5 days ago

Cannot create bookmark for Multiple opened pages anymore

Hello, FF (8801, 64 bit) does not create a bookmark for Multiple opened pages anymore. The window pop ups but nothing happens, I can only delete it, see attachment. What… (read more)

Hello,

FF (8801, 64 bit) does not create a bookmark for Multiple opened pages anymore. The window pop ups but nothing happens, I can only delete it, see attachment. What can be the reason?

kr

Asked by Syphonaptera 6 days ago

Last reply by Syphonaptera 5 days ago

Why don`t full clear Cached Web Content

Data don`t change after press CLEAR button, why? Don`t change after restart Firefox? (clear on exit - set) Cached Web Content (481 KB) Will require websites to reload ima… (read more)

Data don`t change after press CLEAR button, why? Don`t change after restart Firefox? (clear on exit - set)

Cached Web Content (481 KB) Will require websites to reload images and data

Asked by haritonuy 5 days ago

I miss the green Button on the You Tube Page from the plugin Easy Youtube Downloader Express

Hallo, after the Update to Firefox 88.01 do not work Easy You Tube Video Downloader Express. The green Button to use the Downloader is not more on the You Tube Page. I tr… (read more)

Hallo, after the Update to Firefox 88.01 do not work Easy You Tube Video Downloader Express. The green Button to use the Downloader is not more on the You Tube Page. I try a new Installation of the Downloader, Firefox show that the Installation is o.k., but the green Button is not to see. Is there a Problem with the new Firefox? Thank you for help.

Asked by scheerchr33 5 days ago

Cannot add secondary email to Firefox account

Hello, I'm trying to add a secondary email address to my Firefox account but each time I try I get the following message: "Secondary email must be different than your acc… (read more)

Hello, I'm trying to add a secondary email address to my Firefox account but each time I try I get the following message: "Secondary email must be different than your account email" I'm not typing the same main email address, I'm actually trying to type another one. The only possible reason that comes to my mind is that the address I want to add is already used as a secondary address for another Firefox account (namely, the one I use at work). I don't know if it makes sense, but it's the only possible situation this address is to be already found. Any ideas why this happens and how to fix it? Thanks in advance.

Asked by campagnaro.marco.1 5 days ago

Portuguese language in different countries

European Portuguese does not exist! There is Portuguese from Portugal that gave rise to the remaining variants according to the respective countries. That's why we should… (read more)

European Portuguese does not exist! There is Portuguese from Portugal that gave rise to the remaining variants according to the respective countries. That's why we should write: Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Angola), etc. Thank's.

Asked by Silva31 5 days ago

playing video on YouTube, when controls visible, half video palyback has horizontal lines

I was on DashCams Australia, for this example. This started happening about a month ago, after an update (of course). I have also updated to see if it fixes. Some youtube… (read more)

I was on DashCams Australia, for this example. This started happening about a month ago, after an update (of course). I have also updated to see if it fixes. Some youtube videos this doesn't happen with. Don't ask me to identify playback method. I just click play Firefox Settings is to block audio and video autoplay globally. I'll select when a video is to play Linux 20.04 KDE Plasma 5 Firefox 87.0 Ublock, Noscript, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger

Asked by charles.davids.1999 5 days ago

Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (read more)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

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Asked by SeanPM 3 months ago

Last reply by SeanPM 5 days ago