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Streaming websites with Firefox 85

Ever since Firefox updated to version 85, I have been unable to stream anything. Netflix tells me I need to install Microsoft's Media Feature pack. Nope! I am running… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated to version 85, I have been unable to stream anything. Netflix tells me I need to install Microsoft's Media Feature pack. Nope! I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (NOT the "N" version) so I have Windows Media Player installed already. I also cannot stream SiriusXM stations, Apple TV+, Spotify, CNN videos.....basically anything that involves streaming. YouTube videos still work however.

It's definitely a problem with the Firefox browser because all the above streaming sites work just fine under a different browser (Chrome). I have cleared the cache, I have started Firefox in Safe Mode, I have unchecked hardware acceleration.....NOTHING works!

Help please! I really don't want to refresh Firefox and lose all my settings.

Asked by Jane 2 years ago

Answered by Jane 1 year ago

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session files stop updating, open session is not fresh!

There is a problem that has haunted me for many years, regardless of the versions of firefox, the bottom line is that when I close the browser after a long work, and open… (read more)

There is a problem that has haunted me for many years, regardless of the versions of firefox, the bottom line is that when I close the browser after a long work, and open it later, an outdated session is restored, 4-5 hours old, and not the last one. Having watched the "sessionstore-backups" folder and its three files, I found that at some point these files simply stop changing, so the next time the browser is opened, the session is not fresh. Why is this happening, I cannot understand why the session files freeze and do not update despite the fact that I continue to work in firefox ??

Asked by vad-athlon 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How do I restore Firefox to a previous state from Time Machine?

Somehow I managed to lose all of my windows, search history, addins, etc. It would appear that a new profile was created. I tried about:profiles and selecting the old pro… (read more)

Somehow I managed to lose all of my windows, search history, addins, etc. It would appear that a new profile was created. I tried about:profiles and selecting the old profile (1.4GB) but while FIrefox starts, the places.sqlite file is now place.sqlite.corrupt. I followed the Mozilla instructions to try to fix the sqlite file but that did not help. I restored the full Firefox Application Support folder from Time Machine but that also starts with a fresh profile and selecting the old one gets me to a corrupt places.sqlite file. Given that I have TIme Machine backups, Is there no way to get back to a previous state with my windows, history, addins, etc. I am faced with losing a lot of work if I can't get back to where I was at least since a recent backup.

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Asked by irafuchs 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox won't load any pages

I tried to install the Snapchat filters after watching "Cat Lawyer" - and I got a VC++ Runtime error. Firefox stopped loading too with the same error. I removed the S… (read more)

I tried to install the Snapchat filters after watching "Cat Lawyer" - and I got a VC++ Runtime error. Firefox stopped loading too with the same error.

I removed the Snapchat filters app; repaired the VC++ Runtime error in add/remove programs - and now I see the symptoms as follows:

1. Launch Firefox from FF Icon.

    a) Bookmark clicks do nothing.  
    b) Type in a URL and nothing happens.

2. Launch Firefox from a ZOOM meeting link (and presumably other links) works - the page loads. And , once I have done that , the firefox browser works normally.

I can probably just uninstall/reinstall - but if anyone knows how to solve this I'd rather not lose all my saved pwd and history.

Running: MS Surface, Windows 10.


Mike

Asked by mike402 1 year ago

Answered by mike402 1 year ago

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Problem with cache on Firefox Developer Edition

Hello, I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files. But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove st… (read more)

Hello,

I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files.

But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove stockage on the console , and also try command + f5 (on iMac).

The only one solution I've founded is to clear cache , leave firefox , shutdown computer and restart.

Very contraignant. I've test on Chrome and it work well. So I don't know what I need to do to...

I'm using MAMP to lauch app on local

Asked by matheo.zeller 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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All search engines and YouTube "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue"

Hey all, I updated Windows the other night and ever since then, Firefox will give me certificate errors for only Youtube and all search engines. I tried Refreshing Firef… (read more)

Hey all,

I updated Windows the other night and ever since then, Firefox will give me certificate errors for only Youtube and all search engines. I tried Refreshing Firefox and reinstalling it, but that didn't fix the issue. I've scanned my computer for malware and found nothing. I've attached an image of what is being shown below. I looked at common issues with the "Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" message as well, but nothing has worked.

Just trying to see if there's something I'm missing here, really have no clue what to do and why only these websites are effected.

Thanks for any and all help.

Asked by DeerSlayer37 1 year ago

Answered by DeerSlayer37 1 year ago

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Webpages do not load nor does the option menu

Firefox opens with a blank page and does not load any websites. The options menu does not come up either. Other browsers work fine. Tried troubleshooting by restarting… (read more)

Firefox opens with a blank page and does not load any websites. The options menu does not come up either.

Other browsers work fine. Tried troubleshooting by restarting, refreshing, reinstalling, restarting in safe mode, scanning for malware.

Asked by vvarkey75 2 years ago

Answered by vvarkey75 2 years ago

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Firefox suddenly crippled - not loading any pages - fresh install hasn't helped

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to… (read more)

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to no avail.

The only page that displays, is the about:support troubleshooting page.

Asked by furriephillips 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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printing not easy

Printing content of a web page doesn't work since 2 or 3 months : it seems that printing is going to work, but the expression "printing has been stopped" appears … (read more)

Printing content of a web page doesn't work since 2 or 3 months : it seems that printing is going to work, but the expression "printing has been stopped" appears and nothing works( no printing). Others files or texts no web are printed... Is version Firefox 82 concerned by that default ? Thanks of your help Patrick

Asked by perlin2356-a 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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Browser logs out accounts automatically.

I've been using Firefox for years now, but since a few weeks when I close my browser and restart it, I have to log back in on all of my accounts. This can be a pain in th… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years now, but since a few weeks when I close my browser and restart it, I have to log back in on all of my accounts. This can be a pain in the *. Especially when I have to log back in to whatsapp constantly with a QR code.

This issue occurs to all my accounts in Firefox.

Anyone knows how to solve this issue? I want to open my web pages without constantly logging back in.

Asked by thomas.groen1911 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Bookmarked All My Tabs Thousands of Times

So uh. This is bizarre. This has been going on for a couple weeks now - since the unremovable Other Bookmarks button appeared, though I *have* since removed that - but ba… (read more)

So uh. This is bizarre. This has been going on for a couple weeks now - since the unremovable Other Bookmarks button appeared, though I *have* since removed that - but basically, I've had a lot of tabs open for a while now. Well over 100 of them. 99% of them were unloaded and just there for me to go back to whenever, that's not usually a problem for me, it doesn't lag my browser.

What *does* lag my browser is opening my bookmarks. Because Firefox has taken these 100+ tabs and bookmarked all of them. Thousands of times. There are over 170,000 bookmarks bogging down my browser and they're all these exact same tabs, over and over and over and over and over again. Obviously, I never did this. This just up and happened one day.

I managed to scroll through all of them, and couldn't find *any* of my *actual* bookmarks whatsoever. They're all gone. All I have are these tabs, over and over. What the hell is going on, and how do I fix this?

Asked by werefallingup 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Choppy video when playing full-screen

I recently switched to Linux from Windows on my older laptop, and have noticed that videos played in Firefox are very choppy with a poor framerate when in full-screen. (A… (read more)

I recently switched to Linux from Windows on my older laptop, and have noticed that videos played in Firefox are very choppy with a poor framerate when in full-screen. (Audio is fine.) It becomes smooth again when I remove full-screen mode. I was using this same laptop previously with an older version of FF (on Windows) and had no problems.

I tried other browsers and the stutter/choppiness is not present. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Firefox safe-mode did not solve the problem.

OS: Linux - Zorin OS 15.3 Lite Firefox: 85.0.1 (32-bit)

Thanks, Dave

Asked by dave.is.see 1 year ago

Answered by dave.is.see 1 year ago

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Very slow performance 81.0.2 (64-bit)

Hi all, Since a few days Firefox is so slow that I decided to switch to Edge and Chrome. Any idea what's up and how to come back to "normal" performance. Kind regards, … (read more)

Hi all,

Since a few days Firefox is so slow that I decided to switch to Edge and Chrome. Any idea what's up and how to come back to "normal" performance.

Kind regards, Tilman

Asked by tilman.ulshoefer 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED

Hi, Could you please help me??? Since i uninstall Flash player in January, i have a lot issue to watch a video on Mozilla! For a lot of website (facebook included) the… (read more)

Hi,

Could you please help me???

Since i uninstall Flash player in January, i have a lot issue to watch a video on Mozilla! For a lot of website (facebook included) the video doesn't load. On Youtube i can watch a video but not the lives. Also I had few time this error message : MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED

I already tried to uninstall Firefox and install again.

BTW i'm on Windows 10, not on Linux.

Asked by toms_666 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can't go to any websites besides some of the Firefox support pages. Trying to search things, click links, and click on bookmarks all don't do anything at all.

I've tried refreshing Firefox, restarting with add-ons disabled, uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times, and tens of other things that I've forgotten about by now. … (read more)

I've tried refreshing Firefox, restarting with add-ons disabled, uninstalling and reinstalling multiple times, and tens of other things that I've forgotten about by now. If anyone has any idea how to fix it I'd really appreciate it, even if it doesn't end up working.

Asked by emanrauch 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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mutiple firefox sessions running, yet I only opened one.

I am running Windows 10 and I use firefox for internet access as my browser. Things drag on when I open Firefox. And then I check Task manager and I see, 4, 5 sessions … (read more)

I am running Windows 10 and I use firefox for internet access as my browser. Things drag on when I open Firefox. And then I check Task manager and I see, 4, 5 sessions running, all dragging down memory in a big way. Slows the my PC. I am on the latest update and also have done resets. But that does not fix it. Any idea of how to only have Firefox run a session only when opened? And not fire up multiple sessions even though I only started one browser session? Thanks very much

Asked by scramfam 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago