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firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 1 year ago

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Sound Cracks on Pausing-Unpausing a Video on Any Webpage

Hi, Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happe… (read more)

Hi,

Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happens when I unpause, jump backward or forward in the video. If I mute the sound of the video and try to pause/unpause, there is no problem.

I checked the same situation with other browsers. There are no problems with them.

I hope there is a solution to this.

Thanks.

Asked by ersoyci 1 year ago

Website is no more responsive Using HPElite Book On Firefox.

Hey There, My Website is Working Perfectly fine over the Dell Series on all the browsers but not Performing well on HPELIte Book Using Firefox. https://cpsandtypingtest.c… (read more)

Hey There, My Website is Working Perfectly fine over the Dell Series on all the browsers but not Performing well on HPELIte Book Using Firefox. https://cpsandtypingtest.com/speed-roller-checkerAnyone from the team can look into this guide or solution.

Asked by asadrazamr4567 3 months ago

FireFox Sync Issue

Hello, I changed my firefox password then logged in using the new password but the syncing is not working. I can click on "Sync now", however no bookmarks or logins show… (read more)

Hello,

I changed my firefox password then logged in using the new password but the syncing is not working. I can click on "Sync now", however no bookmarks or logins show up. Could you please help me with possible solutions.

Thank you

Asked by 617msd 3 months ago

VA-API support in Firefox Snap

In 21.04, I was able to successfully enable VA-API support for Firefox for hardware video acceleration using my amdgpu on Wayland. Mainly, following steps from https://ub… (read more)

In 21.04, I was able to successfully enable VA-API support for Firefox for hardware video acceleration using my amdgpu on Wayland. Mainly, following steps from https://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2021/08/enable-hardware-video-acceleration-va-api-for-firefox-in-ubuntu-20-04-18-04-higher/

Since upgraded to 21.10 which uses snap version by default, I've noticed increased CPU usage when playing youtube videos. When I checked by running Firefox from command line, I can see that I can't seems to open vaapi driver correctly:

$ /snap/bin/firefox Importing existing firefox profiles from /home/ymchen/.mozilla/firefox Found default profile: dhjf4r7r.default-1587103347891 Import done in 3.141 s amdgpu: os_same_file_description couldn't determine if two DRM fds reference the same file description. If they do, bad things may happen! libva info: VA-API version 1.7.0 libva info: Trying to open /snap/firefox/631/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1 libva info: VA-API version 1.7.0 libva info: Trying to open /snap/firefox/631/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so libva info: va_openDriver() returns -1

Installing firefox from apt, I can see that vaapi still works:

$ /usr/bin/firefox libva info: VA-API version 1.12.0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_12 libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0 libva info: VA-API version 1.12.0 libva info: Trying to open /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so libva info: Found init function __vaDriverInit_1_12 libva info: va_openDriver() returns 0 libva info: VA-API version 1.12.0

Curiously, VA-API version available in snap version is older 1.7.0 compared to the apt installed version 1.12.0. Perhaps the "packaged" version of the dependencies in snap version is outdated?

I've also noticed that the file /snap/firefox/631/gnome-platform/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/radeonsi_drv_video.so does not exist.

Any idea how to get Firefox snap to work with VA-API? Thanks

Asked by fusion82 3 months ago

Audio & Video Playback

Whenever I have a tab playing any form of audio, and another different tab begins playing audio, both tabs will stutter/pause for about a second, and block each other mom… (read more)

Whenever I have a tab playing any form of audio, and another different tab begins playing audio, both tabs will stutter/pause for about a second, and block each other momentarily. This is especially noticeable whenever I use something like Discord, where the constant pings will frequently interrupt my YouTube video. Even when I mute the Discord tab, it still causes my YouTube video to stutter and pause.

I have tried deleting Firefox completely, and removing all old add-on/extensions, preferences, %appdata% files, etc., and nothing works. I don't get this issue at all when using Chrome or Edge, so I'm having a hard time understanding why this is happening. Many years ago, back when I first used Firefox, I never encountered this issue.

Now that I re-downloaded Firefox this last year, I've had this annoying issue without any way to remove it. I'm quickly approaching my wit's end trying to solve this issue. I have asked a few friends who use Firefox, and none of them have this issue. All the guides from this site so far have proves unhelpful in trying to resolve my issue. If you could help out, please let me know!

Asked by EliteWolfHunter 2 months ago

Themes bugged ?

I wanted to install a dark theme, which I did, but then i noticed something strange(screenshot), what even is this? Is this a bug? Is it intended? My dark theme accompani… (read more)

I wanted to install a dark theme, which I did, but then i noticed something strange(screenshot), what even is this? Is this a bug? Is it intended? My dark theme accompanied by the default minimize, maximize and close buttons, I've checked other themes and even those recommended to me by default in the themes tab and it's the same problem.

Is this fixable?

Asked by mmbnxt 2 months ago

CPU spike while typing in other app

Recently notice CPU spikes while: - i type text in other apps - and it feels like firefox captures my input - not using firefox directly, it just run by itself without an… (read more)

Recently notice CPU spikes while:

- i type text in other apps
- and it feels like firefox captures my input
- not using firefox directly, it just run by itself without any load
- and this spikes happens only when firefox is runs, when closed all fine
- same thing with waterfox which uses the same codebase confirming

that the issue is related.

Asked by 0sPAcU 2 months ago

speech to text?

I am on an iMac running Big Sur version 11.6. I need to be able to dictate (speech to text) into fields within the browser. This works in Chrome, and Safari, but I cannot… (read more)

I am on an iMac running Big Sur version 11.6. I need to be able to dictate (speech to text) into fields within the browser. This works in Chrome, and Safari, but I cannot get it to work in Firefox... any help is appreciated!

Asked by joel42 2 months ago

[PL]: Jak przywrócić sesję w Mozilli Firefox bez odświeżania przywracanych kart? [EN]: How to restore a session in Mozilla Firefox without refreshing the restored tabs?

[PL]: Zwracam się do Państwa z uprzejmą prośbą i pytaniem: jak przywrócić sesję w Mozilli Firefox bez odświeżania przywracanych kart? Podczas użytkowania, Mozilla Firefox… (read more)

[PL]: Zwracam się do Państwa z uprzejmą prośbą i pytaniem: jak przywrócić sesję w Mozilli Firefox bez odświeżania przywracanych kart? Podczas użytkowania, Mozilla Firefox niespodziewanie się zamknęła. Pojawiła się możliwość przywrócenia sesji (co zostało zaprezentowane na dołączonym zrzucie ekranu). Zależy mi, by po wciśnięciu przycisku ,,Przywróć sesję", wszystkie przywrócone karty otworzyły się bez odświeżania, czyli innymi słowy, by otwarte w tych kartach strony internetowe nie zostały odświeżone. Niektóre strony internetowe po odświeżeniu nie będą już aktywne bądź nie będą już posiadały informacji, które są mi niezbędne do dalszej pracy, dlatego zależy mi, by odzyskać je w takim stanie, w jakim były one przed nieoczekiwanym zamknięciem Mozilli Firefox, gdyż jest to sytuacja, która nie wynika z mojej winy tylko z zaistniałej awarii Mozilli Firefox. Proszę o odpowiedź, co należy zrobić (np. co zmienić w ustawieniach przeglądarki Mozilla Firefox lub gdziekolwiek indziej), by przywracając sesję, karty nie zostały odświeżone. Jeśli znają Państwo jakieś inne sposoby, by karty w przeglądarce nie zostały odświeżone (związane np. z przywracaniem systemu do punktu przywracania bądź z połączeniem internetowym), to proszę o wskazówki, ponieważ nieoczekiwane zamknięcie Mozilli Firefox spowodowało mi ogromne kłopoty. Z góry serdecznie dziękuję za pilną pomoc, ponieważ jest mi ona potrzebna jak najszybciej z uwagi na moje obowiązki.

[EN]: I am asking you with a kind request and a question: how to restore a session in Mozilla Firefox without refreshing the restored tabs? Mozilla Firefox quit unexpectedly while in use. There is an option to restore the session (as shown in the attached screenshot). After pressing the "Restore session" button, I want all restored tabs to open without refreshing, in other words, that the websites opened in these tabs will not be refreshed. After refreshing, some websites will no longer be active or will no longer have information that is necessary for my further work, so I want to recover them in the state they were in before the unexpected shutdown of Mozilla Firefox, because this is a situation that is not my fault but the failure of Mozilla Firefox. Please. o answer what needs to be done (e.g. what to change in the settings of Mozilla Firefox or elsewhere) so that the tabs are not refreshed when restoring the session. system to a restore point or with an internet connection), I am asking for tips, because Mozilla Firefox unexpectedly shutdown I was in great trouble. Thank you very much in advance for your urgent help, because I need it as soon as possible due to my responsibilities.

Asked by dawid.dawid55555 2 months ago

How do I keep the focus on History when opening multiple tabs?

When I use the History window, I usually open a number of sites rather than just one. When I select "open in new tab", the focus jumps from the History window, where I'm … (read more)

When I use the History window, I usually open a number of sites rather than just one. When I select "open in new tab", the focus jumps from the History window, where I'm working, to the new tab, which I would instead like opened in the background while I continue working in the History window.

Is there a setting to stop this change of focus from happening, and if so, what is it called and where is it located?

Asked by MyTempAccount 2 months ago

DNS Timeout for autopush.prod.mozaws.net in Windows 10 Event Log

An error reoccurs in the Windows 10 Event Log every 15 minutes. What could be causing this? Details: Source: DNS Client Events Event: 1014 Level: Warning User: NETWORK SE… (read more)

An error reoccurs in the Windows 10 Event Log every 15 minutes. What could be causing this?

Details: Source: DNS Client Events Event: 1014 Level: Warning User: NETWORK SERVICE General Details: Name resolution for the name autopush.prod.mozaws.net timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.

Asked by Frank R. Pollard, Jr. 2 months ago

Firefox DRM stops working overnight

Hi, It seems that somehow DRM has stopped working in Firefox: as of this morning, I get the message to enable DRM on spotify, netflix and other sites - enabling DRM only … (read more)

Hi,

It seems that somehow DRM has stopped working in Firefox: as of this morning, I get the message to enable DRM on spotify, netflix and other sites - enabling DRM only yields the message "Firefox is installing components needed to play audio on this site...".

Using Firefox v93 on Manjaro 21.1.6, all up to date

I've tried (in order):

  • made sure "play DRM controlled content" is enabled
  • restarted browser in safe mode
  • refreshed my profile
  • uninstalled Firefox, removed profile folder, reinstalled Firefox
  • tested on a Windows VM with the newest version of Firefox -> works
  • installed the Spotify player as app (snap package) -> works
  • installed Vivaldi browser and DRM content works there too

I don't understand what could have changed - have had no issues when I updated firefox to the latest version a few days ago and changed nothing last night. Simply logged back in today and started seeing this problem.

Any ideas?

Asked by christopher.mallmann 2 months ago

Font looks ugly

Font looks really ugly in this site: : https://yle.fi/uutiset/tuoreimmat In Opera instead font in the same site looks smooth and normal. I use ClearType and never before … (read more)

Font looks really ugly in this site: : https://yle.fi/uutiset/tuoreimmat In Opera instead font in the same site looks smooth and normal. I use ClearType and never before had such problem. Just shifted back to Firefox from Opera, because updated Opera has Privacy error notifications on too many sites and can't even get to some sites. Now Firefox looks so ugly. I suppose I'll go back to old Opera and never update anymore. Even old Firefox worked fine.

Asked by merja.l.niemi 2 months ago