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Firefox slowing down my entire system

HI, it's a problem that's been around for years, yet i never got an appropriate answer, so i'm asking here: The longer i keep Firefox running, the slower my whole system … (read more)

HI,

it's a problem that's been around for years, yet i never got an appropriate answer, so i'm asking here:

The longer i keep Firefox running, the slower my whole system gets and the slower firefox itself gets - up to a point (generally like about 10 hours or so) where everything becomes so slow, i have to manually shut down Firefox via the Task Manager. All that seems to be independent from the fact whether i actually do something in Firefox or not.

So i don't know what Firefox actually does while i'm away that kills my whole system, but i'd really like to know and i appreciate any help!!!

THX in advance

Asked by j.jansen7909 1 year ago

Last reply by j.jansen7909 1 year ago

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Unable To Update Firefox 72.0.1

I am using Windows 7 Home and Firefox 72.0.1. When I try to update Firefox to a later version, it stops working on my computer, and plays dead. Is there a way to fix this… (read more)

I am using Windows 7 Home and Firefox 72.0.1. When I try to update Firefox to a later version, it stops working on my computer, and plays dead. Is there a way to fix this frustrating problem? Your assistance will be much appreciated.

Asked by Geoff Dunstan 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Saving Web pages as PDF - add-ins do not work properly - can we please have a native option like Chrome |?

Have tried a ton of add-ins to be able to save a web page with searchable text as a searchable PDF, complete with the images displayed on the page, and the links shown. S… (read more)

Have tried a ton of add-ins to be able to save a web page with searchable text as a searchable PDF, complete with the images displayed on the page, and the links shown. So far I have not found a single add-in that creates searchable text from all the (searchable) text that is displayed on the web page, and all the images, and all the links. Some give a pdf output that includes all the text but not all of it is selectable or searchable. Some do give searchable text but do not display the images. I have even tried the option of using several different print to pdf virtual drivers, and all of them behave similarly, with one issue or the other.

This is a basic requirement, and it needs to work. So far, the only thing that works is a chrome=based brpwser using the native save to pdf function. (The pdf print drivers do not work with the chrome browser either - they produce the same problems as using Firefox.) I am flagging this so some kind person on the forum can step up to the mark - for finding or creating something that works. (FF latest). The solution needs to work without any third party servers - just the good ol' browser !

Thanks

Asked by Hello567 1 year ago

Last reply by eberger5 1 year ago

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Drag and Drop URL-I have the easy solution

Just read questions about trying to drag and drop the URL when UAC is turned off. I have an addon that works fine. Go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon… (read more)

Just read questions about trying to drag and drop the URL when UAC is turned off. I have an addon that works fine. Go here: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/quickcut/

Asked by richfowler.com 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I prevent having to log into Sync every time I click on new tab?

I just was asked to download Firefox Sync. I thought it was just a new version of the same old Firefox. Now, when I try to open a new tab, I have to sign into Sync again… (read more)

I just was asked to download Firefox Sync. I thought it was just a new version of the same old Firefox. Now, when I try to open a new tab, I have to sign into Sync again!!! This really slows me down! Please tell me how I can get out of this. Jen

Asked by jnourse 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Syncing passwords, bookmarks, tabs, etc. without Firefox Sync

Hey, My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync … (read more)

Hey,

My employer recently updated its information security policy, and as a part of that disabled Firefox accounts on our work laptops. Is there a way to "manually" sync passwords, bookmarks, tabs etc. to and from a computer that is not logged in? Installing third party software is, because of the same security policy, not an option.

I've relied heavily on Firefox Sync in the past, as I often come across items of interest that I bookmark on my private laptop that I would like to access on my work computer and vice versa, passwords are updated often etc. The updated security policy has become a real nuisance, so I am looking for a workaround. ;)

(And yes, I am talking to our IT department, and they are at least semi interested in finding a solution.)

Appreciate any help!

-K

Asked by kristian.vea 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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not responding ?

Hello Not responding Not responding Not responding  ??? This version of Firefox ( Firefox Setup 60.0.1 ) I installed 5 minutes ago, and it is the first day I use this … (read more)

Hello Not responding Not responding Not responding  ??? This version of Firefox ( Firefox Setup 60.0.1 ) I installed 5 minutes ago, and it is the first day I use this computer. I don't know why this problem is common with a Firefox ? Sometimes, perhaps it is due to the computer ( not good performance ) But this a very modern laptop I use now. Then suppose it is due to the computer, why then it does not occur with Google Chrome browser ? Not responding Not responding Not responding It is very annoying If this will not recover, I no longer use this browser never and ever The browser is new to go and do troubleshooting or refresh even no add-ons it has ( none I installed) Even to do a slight touch it becomes irritating. If it is due to viruses , I have one good activated program ( Eset internet security )_ Moreover, I yesterday tested my computer with the anti- malware ( new copy ) ! So, what is the reason I see or think this browser can never be protected and as I think it sends more cookies to us the users One can go to library and read books or search about not to come to internet and use any browser Tow days ago my laptop ( Not this one ) became damaged and the smart hard disk exposed to a sever hurt and I left out ( cannot be repaired ) and the reason of course using the internet It is a new method to track users sending them malicious viruses just one presses on I accept to the cookies These cookies as much as I know are spy -tracking viruses So , what to do all pages behave the same manner. I excuse for the long post, but it also my right to complain Give me a solution to ( not responding ) for Firefox only.

Asked by mohammad Ahmad 1 year ago

Last reply by mohammad Ahmad 1 year ago

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White border at the top of Firefox browser

Hi, I experimented for maybe 30 mins trying to get rid of a white border at the top of the browser but were unsuccessful and the others mentioning border problems seems t… (read more)

Hi, I experimented for maybe 30 mins trying to get rid of a white border at the top of the browser but were unsuccessful and the others mentioning border problems seems to suffer more from a white thick line surrounding all sides...

Basically, I got a new computer and with it the latest firefox update. I never noticed how prominent the top border of the browser is, especially in dark mode and I'm wondering if there's a way to get rid of it and move the minimize/close browser buttons down to the tab section of the browser instead? And if that doesn't work, is there a way to darken the top border to the same black as the rest of the browser?

Kind regards Thomas

Asked by thomas_ohlin 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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play'n videos like youtobe or ads in wew pages

When I try to play a video on the browser, i.e. a you to be video, an aid show, etc. Firefox only shows a green video window without any image, only the time bar on the b… (read more)

When I try to play a video on the browser, i.e. a you to be video, an aid show, etc. Firefox only shows a green video window without any image, only the time bar on the bottom of the window. Could I have any help. P.D., other browsers like chrome or i.e. work o.k. Thanks.

Asked by Miguel 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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preferences don't save

I have tried everything from the help articles but my preferences won't save no matter what I do. It has always worked for me and with this new laptop it never does. Just… (read more)

I have tried everything from the help articles but my preferences won't save no matter what I do. It has always worked for me and with this new laptop it never does. Just really tired of dealing with this issue, ready to junk firefox and try a different browser.

Asked by jjgood16 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Cannot log into Twitter on Firefox anymore

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my c… (read more)

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my cookies. This got rid of that message and I was able to get to the login page but when I go to login it still won't let me. I know the password is right (it also doesn't say anything like incorrect username/password). Someone in another forum had mentioned going into configs and flicking something from true to false or vice versa and that also didn't work. Most places I look just say the same old thing about cookies. It works perfectly fine on the mobile app and Chrome still but I prefer Firefox. I'm out of ideas.

Asked by merriska_carrier 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Multi-Account Containers extension context menu item removal issue

Hello, I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that… (read more)

Hello,

I recently installed the Multi-Account Containers extension but noticed that it also added some unwanted right click context menu items to assets for websites that I have put into containers. For example google.com and youtube.com are both put inside a "google" container. Now I have used the folowing code: "menu[label="Open Link in New Google Tab"] {display:none!important;} " in the userChrome.css file to remove the context menu item: "Open Link in New Google Tab" but it's only taking effect on the google.com website and not youtube.com.

Anyone know the reason why?

Thanks in advace.

Asked by Malice 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Proxy about:blank

Hello, I installed a proxy on Firefox. On the website facebook.com when I click on a button that open a new firefox window to connect my instagram account to my facebook … (read more)

Hello,

I installed a proxy on Firefox. On the website facebook.com when I click on a button that open a new firefox window to connect my instagram account to my facebook page, it opens a white page with "about:blank" URL instead of the instagram registration page. What does it mean and what am I supposed to do to solve it?

Thank you.

MARTIN Raphaël

Asked by raphmartin1999 1 year ago

Last reply by raphmartin1999 1 year ago

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Firefox won't remember password

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older F… (read more)

I updated to Firefox 72.0.2 and now Firefox can't remember my password on a site that I like to visit. (It's a hassle) It used to remember me just fine with the older Firefox I've tried everything the website administrator suggested and nothing works Please don't ask me to upgrade my Firefox again because I don't know what other unwanted things are going to happen.

Thanks

Asked by leandean1 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox and IE can access most web pages, but both go "unable to connect" on mozilla.org

Hello, I'm trying to update Firefox on a relative's Windows 10 computer, but none of the installed browsers can reach the Mozilla main pages. We're stuck on version 72.0.… (read more)

Hello,

I'm trying to update Firefox on a relative's Windows 10 computer, but none of the installed browsers can reach the Mozilla main pages. We're stuck on version 72.0.2

Other webpages load fine. The only way I've gotten mozilla.org to load is by using a web proxy, but then the error appears when I try to download the latest version of firefox (it's always "download was interrupted" then). Going down the recommendations on this help page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-and-other-browsers-cant-load-websites , I verified that windows firewall allows Firefox. Then I checked the system time and the wireless connection. Flushing the DNS cache was similarly fruitless. Other computers using the same internet provider in the same house don't have this problem, so I don't think the ISP is at fault. I even went looking for the DNS number of the website and tried inputting that into my address bar. Still no luck. I made an HTTP log file of the error through about:networking, as described here https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Debugging/HTTP_logging, and will attach it. I really hope you can help me troubleshoot this; it's been plaguing my relative for an excruciatingly long time.

... hm. Your attachments browser window doesn't see .moz_log files, so I've uploaded them to this ge.tt address: http://ge.tt/1ocAom83 .

Regards, Silvia

Asked by catfooted 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago