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why is Firefox promoting censorship?

Why is it that Mozilla and Firefox are now promoting censorship? It seems to go against all that Mozilla Firefox (used to) stand for. Freedom is how we grow. Censorship … (read more)

Why is it that Mozilla and Firefox are now promoting censorship? It seems to go against all that Mozilla Firefox (used to) stand for. Freedom is how we grow. Censorship promotes false vision of the world and cripples discernment, cognition, critical thinking and healthy growth. Censorship us thought control, which should be up to each individual. You know, the ideals of the internet?

 Mozilla/Firefox is now pressuring Facebook to censor more, not less. Mozilla is now pressuring YouTube to censor more, not less. What happened? How can I fix it? Was Mozilla hacked?
 Mozilla used to be a coordination of volunteers around the world helping each other. What happened!?!?!?
Is Mozilla getting funding from a big foundation now or something?  (Who writes the checks makes the rules)
  How can we fix this?

Asked by stvjns 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 2 years ago

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Sharepoint in Microsoft Office 365 will only launch in a private Firefox window

All the other apps in Office 365 work as normal but when I launch Sharepoint in a normal Firefox window I get the following error message: Sorry, something went wrong An… (read more)

All the other apps in Office 365 work as normal but when I launch Sharepoint in a normal Firefox window I get the following error message:

  • Sorry, something went wrong
  • An error has occurred on the server.
  • Technical Details
  • Troubleshoot issues with Microsoft SharePoint Foundation.
  • Correlation ID: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date and Time: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Firefox is up to date (v81.0) and running on a modern up to date Win 10 Pro laptop, I've cleared all my browser history and rebooted but without success. The same web page works without problem in Edge and Chrome but in Firefox it will only work in a private window.

Asked by jamieson62 2 years ago

Answered by jamieson62 2 years ago

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Computer does not remember my bank details

I have the option on the page openning my bank account to remember my customer number and DOB. I tick the option but it is never remembered . I suspect I have chosen an o… (read more)

I have the option on the page openning my bank account to remember my customer number and DOB. I tick the option but it is never remembered . I suspect I have chosen an option in Firefox that causes this but I do not know which option. Barry Cross

My email is" cross.barry@gmail.com"

Asked by cross.barry 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Flash Player zoomed in and can't adjust

Every time I try and use a flash player be it http://mirrors.arcadecontrols.com/Move360/Launch.htm or others when I click on the flash player logo it gives me a zoomed … (read more)

Every time I try and use a flash player be it http://mirrors.arcadecontrols.com/Move360/Launch.htm

or others when I click on the flash player logo it gives me a zoomed in screen on the flash player section. I can't adjust the size or the settings of flashplayer. This is only happening in Firefox. I have clear cookies and history. I have shutdown my system. I have made sure both firefox and adobe were up to date. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by darkfox3 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Tab has just crashed

when I try to open mozilla.org , the page opens for a short moment and then it crashes. I get the Information: The tab has just crashed. I use windows10, version 2004 (Bu… (read more)

when I try to open mozilla.org , the page opens for a short moment and then it crashes. I get the Information: The tab has just crashed. I use windows10, version 2004 (Build 19041.330) I suppose it's not a specific firefox-problem. When accessing the site with Crome, I get the error code: status_access_violation. Has anybody an idea? it would be great!

Asked by franz.rockinger 2 years ago

Answered by franz.rockinger 2 years ago

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Since the version 81 update, big problem with blank areas on display

At first I thought it was an issue with "The New Facebook," since that appeared at the same time as the 81 update. But it's not. In fact, it happened on THIS page just … (read more)

At first I thought it was an issue with "The New Facebook," since that appeared at the same time as the 81 update. But it's not. In fact, it happened on THIS page just now. Right after I typed "The New Facebook," all the text disappeared. Cursor stayed in the same spot. When I continued typing, the old text reappeared. On other pages, large black or white areas appear, seemingly at random. You can get rid of them by pulling the drawbar up or down.

I first noticed it when scrolling through photos on Facebook. In the first screenshot (attached) you can see the photo I was navigating AWAY from, with two small rectangles containing portions of the photo I was navigating TO. And the right-hand panel (with the text and description) is all from the photo I was navigating TO.

The second screenshot shows a typical Facebook page (or, what's SUPPOSED to be one) right after I typed a comment.

This problem does NOT show up on the new version of Microsoft Edge. (Not sure about the old Edge, I don't have it.)


My cache is empty, I'm on Windows 10 1909, all drivers are updated.

Asked by junkmailmike 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Being blocked often by captcha when I try to boot up Firefox

I am on Windows 10 and have not had trouble booting up Firefox to my home page, Dogpile, until the past few days. Every time I load Firefox, I get the captcha Are You a R… (read more)

I am on Windows 10 and have not had trouble booting up Firefox to my home page, Dogpile, until the past few days. Every time I load Firefox, I get the captcha Are You a Robot? It is happening every time over the past few days. What is causing this? How can I get directly to my home website? Thank you very much for your help!

Asked by ToSt 2 years ago

Answered by ToSt 2 years ago

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Is there any way to hide site status indications?

So Firefox shows site status indications in the lower left corner. I don't know the technical term, since it's not just the one site I've allowed to send notifications. O… (read more)

So Firefox shows site status indications in the lower left corner. I don't know the technical term, since it's not just the one site I've allowed to send notifications. On some pages, these contrast with the background. So these flash as the page loads, and they can flash again if the page tries to load something new every 30 seconds. I am photosensitive and flashing can hurt and I want to either block this or find some way to reduce the contrast, such as showing this in a continuous bottom panel.

Is there any way to block this? And what are they supposed to be called?

Asked by MarjaE 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Right side of Firefox is cut off, does not happen in safe mode

Hi, I've been having this issue for a few months now, and it can get really annoying. Like the title says, the right side of Firefox is cut off a little for me, both in f… (read more)

Hi, I've been having this issue for a few months now, and it can get really annoying. Like the title says, the right side of Firefox is cut off a little for me, both in fullscreen and windowed fullscreen. This problem occurs on all websites, and is only fixed when I restart in safe mode, though I don't think any extensions that I have could be causing this problem. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

Asked by s3h 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Website not rendering correctly

I have a website that wont render correctly. It will not render most of the css on the firefox installation on my main computer. I have tried loading that website on mult… (read more)

I have a website that wont render correctly. It will not render most of the css on the firefox installation on my main computer. I have tried loading that website on multiple computers with the same version of firefox (signed into the same firefox account) and they all work. The website also works fine on Microsoft edge installed on my main computer.

The weird thing is, if I try to load that exact same website when it is downloaded to my computer, (from my hard drive) it works fine and looks perfect (same browser, exact same code).

I have tried to clear my data, and disable all extensions and plugins and that did not work.

Does anyone have any suggestions of ideas I can try before I reinstall the browser on my computer?

I am running Windows 10, Firefox x64 version 81

Asked by TheRuntingMuumuu 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Cannot export or backup bookmarks

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinst… (read more)

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinstalled. None of these actions solved the issue. Could there be a corrupt bookmark that is preventing these functions? Is there another way to export/backup?

Asked by B 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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remove google, Bing, eBay, & etc add on

How may I remove a group of Add On from google, Bing, eBay, & etc add on. They show up when I do Troubleshooting Information and I see no way to remove them. Are the … (read more)

How may I remove a group of Add On from google, Bing, eBay, & etc add on. They show up when I do Troubleshooting Information and I see no way to remove them.

Are the needed? I do not use Google, Bing, eBay normally.

Asked by Taz-D 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Flickr not loading

Hi, When I try to reach Flickr it does not fully load the site but just the top of the Flickr home page, The blue line under the black Flickr heading keeps going across t… (read more)

Hi, When I try to reach Flickr it does not fully load the site but just the top of the Flickr home page, The blue line under the black Flickr heading keeps going across the screen. This has happened for some months now with different issues of Firefox and different Mac OS releases. Currently I am on Firefox 81 and Mojave. I have had to solve the problem by using Safari but I would prefer to use firefox. Any help greatky appreciated. Many thanks Ben Screen grab attached

Asked by ben.miflin 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Capturing control of the add-on.

Why was one of the add-ons able to take over control of the entire browser and add-ons in it and establish its own rules? At the same time, it deleted all history and ope… (read more)

Why was one of the add-ons able to take over control of the entire browser and add-ons in it and establish its own rules? At the same time, it deleted all history and open tabs and my profile (firefox) did not save anything and did not restore the current session after reinstalling the browser, although it is worth remembering the current session and tabs there. I tried to remove this add-on for a long time, but it blocked all possibilities to do it. The browser began to open with one tab with an incomprehensible address, which was not even displayed correctly, and any attempt to search for something led to the opening of an incomprehensible search engine, but it was possible to go to Google. I don’t remember the name of the search engine, alas, it was several months ago, there was still no time to write to you. Oh yes, on the screenshots everything is in Russian, I'm not sure that you can fully understand them, and if so, write to me about it and I will try to translate the key positions. I would be glad to hear at least some thoughts on this in my profile mail. Here are some screenshots:

Asked by mr.andersan 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes, search engine changes after that

Hello! I have the following issue - At some point firefox crashes and the default search engine is changed to "Browser Default" yahoo search engine "https://uk.search.ya… (read more)

Hello! I have the following issue - At some point firefox crashes and the default search engine is changed to "Browser Default" yahoo search engine "https://uk.search.yahoo.com/".

Firefox 80.0 (64 bit), OSx - Catalina I guess this is some malware so I disabled/remove all extensions and add ons, but it does not help. This must be some 3rd party app. Any suggestions how can I trace it down?

Asked by kamen1 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 does not remove closed pages from memory - lags and high RAM usage

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit cons… (read more)

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit consists of launching browser with 1 pinned tab and 1 home page (so 2 tabs only), then opening 5-10 tabs from my bookmarks, checking pages then closing them and leaving only 1 pinned page open. In firefox 78.0.1 after doing this (opening and then closing multiple tabs "to the right" using new context menu added in 78) my ram usage does not drop. It goes from 2.4GB (system only usage) to 5.0GB and does not drop after closing tabs. However when I open 10-20 tabs again RAM usage does not rise (maybe slightly, like 5.3GB). So it looks like firefox has multiple tabs stored in ram and opening new tabs just rewrites that memory instead of allocating new one. I have 8GB of ram so 3GB of usage from 1 open tab is crazy. I think it was 500-900MB before. I also have terrible lags because of this - browser hangs up every few seconds for few seconds. I had trouble writing this post with 2 tabs open because of 3.3GB ram usage! Restarting browser helps - ram uasge rises from 2.4GB to 3.2GB only (800MB for 2 tabs) but every new opened and closed tab seems to stay in memory. For example if I open 10 more tabs except for 2 that always open so I have 12 tabs I have 3.6GB memory usage. After I close them it slowly drops to 3.5GB instead of returning to 3.2GB. It does not matter how I close tabs - using right click context menu (close other tabs, close tabs to the right), using X on tabs, or using add-on to close all tabs except for pinned ones. They always remain in memory somehow. PLS fix this ASAP.

P.S. I also tried checking about:performance menu but there is nothing interesting here. It says that 2 opened tabs and addons use 100MB of memory which is not true because browser at this moment uses 1060MB.

Update 1: I also tested safe mode. 3,4GB of PC RAM usage on firefox safe mode start. Opened few tabs, ram usage goes to 4.2GB. After closing all tabs except for 1 ram usage start to SLOWLY decrease but it stops at 3,7GB. Ram usage drop was really slow like 10-30 seconds. It should be instant after closing tabs.

Asked by Piterk 2 years ago

Answered by Piterk 1 year ago