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Firefox now "always on top" & interfering with using other programs

Closing as duplicate. Please continue with the original /questions/1159851 ~J99 I don't know how to fully explain exactly what's happening here, except to say that Fire… (read more)

Closing as duplicate. Please continue with the original /questions/1159851 ~J99

I don't know how to fully explain exactly what's happening here, except to say that Firefox is now always on top of everything, even when in a reduced-sized window, and has to be fully minimized to use another window.

None of the suggested answers or responses have worked, or are relevant to this issue from my point of view.

Am I going to have to start using another browser, or is there a legitimate setting that can be altered to stop this behavior that just suddenly started a few days ago?

Asked by Lancer525 3 years ago

Last reply by John99 3 years ago

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The inspect element tool of Firefox browser is not showing the <pre> tag and it's contents

The inspect element tool of Firefox browser (version) is not showing the <pre> tag and it's contents on YouTube pages. The pre tag I am referring to is as follows (… (read more)

The inspect element tool of Firefox browser (version) is not showing the <pre> tag and it's contents on YouTube pages. The pre tag I am referring to is as follows (screenshot taken on torch browser): (Red arrow indicates pre tag, blue arrow indicates script tag common to firefox and torch) It is the child of body tag. The inspect element for the same page on firefox looks like this: As we can see there is not pre tag. I 'googled' the problem but did not find results that explicitly explained the matter. I also checked this on Firefox developer latest version and Firefox beta latest version but the YouTube pre tag is not appearing in any of these. Why is it not appearing in Firefox's inspect element if it is appearing in chrome's inspect element? Is it a bug? If not then where else can I find the contents of that pre tag in Firefox's inspect element? Thanks a lot.

Asked by arorakash 3 years ago

Answered by arorakash 3 years ago

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Firefox ESR 52.1.0 on Linux 64bit: Still connects to cloudfront.net (keep alive) although browser.selfsupport.url value is changed to a blank string

Firefox ESR 52.1.0 on Linux 64bit: Still connects to cloudfront.net (keep alive) although browser.selfsupport.url value is changed to a blank string, using about:config. … (read more)

Firefox ESR 52.1.0 on Linux 64bit: Still connects to cloudfront.net (keep alive) although browser.selfsupport.url value is changed to a blank string, using about:config.

Asked by edwekei 3 years ago

Answered by edwekei 3 years ago

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HELP FACEBOOK VIDEOS DO NOT WORK ON FIREFOX (EVEN LATEST VERSION)

Hi there Mozilla Support: The other day I'm been having issues with FF. It's mainly focused on Facebook videos NOT playing at all but just loading and sometimes just blan… (read more)

Hi there Mozilla Support:

The other day I'm been having issues with FF. It's mainly focused on Facebook videos NOT playing at all but just loading and sometimes just blank. The issue is just Facebook videos because if I go to youtube then all videos will still work. I've done countless troubleshooting steps which is why I'm here now:) Anyhow this is what I've done so far:

1)Disabled ALL FF addons as well as individual addons to seclude any incompatibilities but still no videos

2)Restarted FF in safe mode AND REFRESH FIREFOX but still no success

3)I'm assuming that Adobe Flash could be the culprit however I've COMPLETELY UNINSTALLED (PROPER UNINSTALLATION THAT I FOLLOWED ON ADOBE'S WEBSITE) flash and reinstalled Version 17, 21, 23 and the most recent version of FLASH 25.0.0.71 but still no answer

4) Updated my Nvidia Display driver from Nvidia's site but still no answer

5)Downloaded Flash Video player (ADD ON THAT FORCES SITE TO PLAY MEDIA WITH FLASH) from Mozilla add on site, installed, but still no Facebook videos loading

I'm still running XPSP3 but unfortunately based on my work software, XP is only compatible with that software which is why I'm still using the OS. Obviously for browser purposes I've ALWAYS USED FF since I was in high school:) I just love it in terms of speed and functionality however this past week has been a drag with Facebook videos not loading. I DO NOT want to switch to another browser. I still believe there's a light at the end of the tunnel with FF:)

NOTE: I'm not sure if this contributes to the problem however a couple of days before I did a few things:

a)There was the WannaCry ransomware bug (don't worry I wasn't affected by it) and I did get a patch from Microsoft for my XP machine. I installed it and it was successfully installed in my program list. I also tried tampering with the media plugins in FF's about:config. However I thought if I refreshed FF then this should set all media plugins and others to their DEFAULT values.


Hi cor-el:

I went to the prompt you told me to do and kinda found something interesting. Every time I play a FB video and go to Tools> Web Developer > Web Console, it comes up with an error message saying something about .mp4 playback.

This is weird because I recently installed ALL codecs from K-Lite codec pack which I'm assuming includes codecs such as .mp4, .ogg, .webm, etc., Please find an attached pic of the problem and get back to me asap as I've not been able to view ANY videos,


Hi Cor-el:

I also tried the second solution you told me to do (Primetime Content Decryption Module) however the videos still don't play.

Another thing I tried was to update to the LATEST version of FF for WinXP which I believe is the ESR version 52. Still after going to Facebook and logging into my account the videos just go blank with the error shown in the attached pic.

As a temp fix I recently installed Chrome. Apparently Chrome has no issue playing the videos but then again Chrome has all their plugins built on. I never liked Chrome and never will but like I said as a temp fix I'm just using it to view my videos. I WOULD PREFER Firefox and I just don't know what the issue is! Please get back to me when you get the chance


P.S I wasn't sure if the 'replies' function as I haven't from you guys in almost a day so that's why I'm placing the replies inside the original question. Hopefully this helps:)


Anyhow there's also an attachment (jpg) file of the issue I'm having and I hope that you guys can help with the Facebook issue

Regards,

Stan

Asked by stan111 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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why do i keep getting "not responding" every time i get on pc

Am an 80 yr old trying to negotiate my PC bur always always have the above message on my system of late-am i doing something wrong or is it the system? Any help would be … (read more)

Am an 80 yr old trying to negotiate my PC bur always always have the above message on my system of late-am i doing something wrong or is it the system? Any help would be appreciated before the PC goes out the window!!!!

Asked by murielfrost 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Click "bookmark this page" > existing folders. Top one has wrong name instead of actual folder name. Scroll down & wrong name overlays each folder. ???

Strange new problem w. firefox. Click on "bookmark this page." My subject folders/names appear EXCEPT that the top one has a lined box next to the folder icon and instead… (read more)

Strange new problem w. firefox. Click on "bookmark this page."

My subject folders/names appear EXCEPT that the top one has a lined box next to the folder icon and instead of the actual folder name, it has another name (in this case, "video" which is the name of one of my already existing folders).

With the box & the name inside of it, it looks as if it is a blank box waiting for me to enter a name, but it's already got "video" written in for me.

In any case, as I use the slider to scroll down thru my bookmarks, the name "video" follows along, overlaying each of the existing folder name in turn.

In other words, if my first bookmarks folder is titled "audio," when I go to bookmark my page, the word "video" appears in place of "audio." As I scroll down, "video" moves as well and appears instead of each successive folder name.

If I park the current page in one of those folders...say, "music" (even though "video" appears in place of "music)" and then access my bookmarks from the upper toolbar, scroll down to the folder where I parked my page ("music," in this example), there it is....in the folder with the correct name..."music."

Once that's done and I want to go to the site again via my bookmark, I simply go to the original folder ("music") and there it is. No moving "video" in sight.

Asked by OHZEE 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Anti-virus softwares are able to read saved passwords in Firefox.If they can, then anyone can.This raises concerns on the safety of passwords

Recently my Anti-virus AVG notified me that I use similar passwords from my saved passwords in Firefox. Although I appreciate the service of AVG, I was concerned if my pa… (read more)

Recently my Anti-virus AVG notified me that I use similar passwords from my saved passwords in Firefox. Although I appreciate the service of AVG, I was concerned if my passwords were compromised. If AVG can check my saved passwords, anyone can. This raises concerns!

Asked by vineeth.palani 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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website dropdown menu not working in firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country s… (read more)

I am using firefox 32bit 52.0.1 windows xp pro sp3, i visit a website page ( https://www.utransto.com/en/topup/number/ ) but when i try to click on drop down country selection menu ... it is not working. Even i can't enter any number in that field and NEXT button is also not working.

Please check and fix this problem.

Waiting for your positive reply.

Thanks

Asked by ffuserman 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox ESR 52.3.0 and Firefox Android did only sync once, 8 days ago. Why?

I have had Firefox for years in linux, currently Debian Jessie. 8 days ago I installed Firefox for Android to my phone running Marshmallow. After installing I've create… (read more)

I have had Firefox for years in linux, currently Debian Jessie. 8 days ago I installed Firefox for Android to my phone running Marshmallow. After installing I've created a Firefox Sync account on linux and logged into it from Android. All the bookmarks got transferred to Android just fine. There was nothing to sync back because installation on Android was new.

Since then (8 days ago), both devices report that they are connected to the Sync account. But nothing is synced. Both devices report that there are 2 devices but that the other device wasn't online for 8 days. And I've got mails that I only connected one device (but as I said, the account shows two devices connected on both platforms).

What's the problem? I will update to Debian Stretch soon, will a new desktop Firefox fix the thing automatically?

Confused,

 vps2017

Asked by vps2017 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Firefox Suddenly and Randomly Shuts Down

About 1 week ago, Firefox started to randomly and suddenly shut down. It typically happens once, max twice a day and when it happens, it closes all open tabs without givi… (read more)

About 1 week ago, Firefox started to randomly and suddenly shut down. It typically happens once, max twice a day and when it happens, it closes all open tabs without giving any warning and without showing any error or crash report. The shut down is triggered by a click, typically a click to open a link, or open a new tab - that is, it does not shut down by itself. Firefox does not reopen by itself, you must reopen it. When it reopens, it goes back to the latest situation prior to the shut down event, ie, it reopens all closed tabs and the closed web links - as if it were a crash. I did not find any particular pattern (ie, websites, time of the day, open apps, amount of time online, etc) - it appears rather random. No other issues reported - slow system, unwanted downloads, opening unwanted links, etc

EVENTS HAPPENED RECENTLY THAT MAY BE RELATED 1. My AV Provider (Bitdefender) sent me a message saying that it is about to stop supporting my OS (Win XP) 2. Yesterday another one of my AV shields (Malwarebytes Antiexploit) reported that an exploit code was blocked in Firefox, but without giving more details 3. Yesterday morning my PC asked me to log in by clicking on my user name. The thing is, I have never activated this option, as the PC is set to go directly onto the desktop, without asking to click on usernames, or typing passwords. After yesterday, it did not do it again.

WHAT I HAVE DONE - Run a full scan with Malwarebytes Antimalware - no issues found - Checked if all the installed plugins were up to date - no issues found - Opened Firefox in safe-mode - currently checking if the issue persists - Checked the Firefox crash log - no crash reported

OVERVIEW OF MY SYSTEM AND APPS - OS: Win XP SP3 32 Bit. Updates are still coming, mostly for MS Apps (Excel, Word, etc) - Browser: Firefox 52.3.0 32 Bit - AV running in the backgound: Bitdefender Free 1.0.21.1109 updated today; Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit Beta 1.10.1.24 updated - AV on-demand: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free 2.2.1.1043 updated - Plugins: as per list below

I initially suspected an exploit/ malware, but did not find an evidence as of now. Course of action suggested? Thanks.

Asked by scutrona 2 years ago

Answered by scutrona 2 years ago

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Disable preview popup while rearranging tabs

Hello there, I did an upgrade from Firefox ESR 45 to 52 and noticed these annoying page preview popups that contain a darkened miniature screenshot of an entire page. The… (read more)

Hello there,

I did an upgrade from Firefox ESR 45 to 52 and noticed these annoying page preview popups that contain a darkened miniature screenshot of an entire page. They only appear when I rearrange my tabs. See the attached image.

I would like to turn them off, completely.

Thanks

Asked by highbaser 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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what is the final security update end date after currentVista users review of Sept 2017?

The FAQ’s says that Mozilla Firefox will review and announce in September 2017, the final date that Firefox will issue security Firefox ESR Updates running on Windows Vis… (read more)

The FAQ’s says that Mozilla Firefox will review and announce in September 2017, the final date that Firefox will issue security Firefox ESR Updates running on Windows Vista Home Premium.

The previous announcement was some rime in September, but that the final decision had not yet been made as a review of the number of Vista users would be undertaken in September 2017.

Can Firefox ESR team please state and also place a message in Firefox Help or About Firefox to say what the final decision upon ending Vista security support is.

I use v52.3.0. One person has said Firefox will continue and it will be V59.

What is Firefox own team current final official answer?

Asked by DeafEar 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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how do i turn off updater ext it is always running never shuts off it is using 87% of my computer and causing it to lock up!

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used… (read more)

I deleated firefox and reinstalled it and the same thing happends! firefox is so messed up it would not let me connect to the mozilla web site for help, only after I used combofix was I able to connect to the web site. updater.ext is always running firefox is broken, broken, broken!

Asked by scrawcrow 2 years ago

Answered by scrawcrow 2 years ago

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I can't access a (poor) site, Ff states: Warning: Unresponsive script and so on... I guess I have to overstep Adobe Flash Player. Can you help?

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with. Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machi… (read more)

Hello Techies, First meet my system... Linux 32bits (Lubuntu), provided with: Lightspark, an SWF player, and all what Linux comes with.

Firefox ESR 52.4.0 (very old machine, its CPU doesn't have the SSE2 extension) provided with: HTTPS Everywhere, Ubuntu Modifications, YesScript OpenH264 Video Codec, Shockwave Flash, Widevine content Decryption module

I try to connect to a site, a radio station one, and Ff tells me a web page is slowing down the load process. Wait? Stop? Waiting is useless because the page never loads. Stopping leads to the site (simple http, without "s") but many parts of it do not respond. In other parts of the site Adobe Flash Player is mandatory to access the content. As you can imagine my system is not provided with Adobe and I guess this is why Ff warns me and can't access the site. I'm not installing Adobe, I don't even know if it is possible, and safe! How can I fix this? To me I should overstep Adobe, installing to the system something similar that the site can "like". Any suggestion? If you need it I can give the exact URL of the site. Many thanks for your educated answer!

Asked by Alberto67 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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CHANGING BROWSERS

I was going to order some calendars from a company that I have been ordering from for a number of years. I clicked on "add to cart" and then I clicked on "check-out" and… (read more)

I was going to order some calendars from a company that I have been ordering from for a number of years. I clicked on "add to cart" and then I clicked on "check-out" and nothing happened. The hand on the screen was frozen. I contacted the company and they told me to change my browsers. Did you ever hear of this happening. I don't know if I want to change my browser, or what to change it to.

Asked by ChaCha 2 years ago

Answered by ChaCha 2 years ago

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Uninstallation and reinstallation of Firefox esr.

I have Win XP SP3 and FF 52.5.2, Since installing FF 52.5.2 esr and the coincidence of Norton withdrawing its toolbar my Firefox became very sluggish and malfunctioned a… (read more)

I have Win XP SP3 and FF 52.5.2, Since installing FF 52.5.2 esr and the coincidence of Norton withdrawing its toolbar my Firefox became very sluggish and malfunctioned at times by not allowing me to type into my FF home page search bar (Google) and bringing up my Bookmarks list instead. Consequently I refreshed Firefox and at the moment it seems to have helped. I haven't had a malfunction since (touch wood).

What I would like to know is if I decided to uninstall my FF altogether and reinstall with 52,5,2 esr is that a complete version of Firefox, I ask this because my current Firefox in the Control Panel shows a size of 116 mb and the FF 52.5,2 setup is 43.3.mb.

Asked by imbart 2 years ago

Answered by jagan605 2 years ago

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Can sync be paused?

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as … (read more)

The only way to pause sync is through Options\Preferences, then signing out of sync. By then, the damage is done. Users should be able to pause sync by easier access, as well as set the cycle of syncing at the user\'s discretion.

Asked by ineuw 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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How can I send a downloaded file to a batch file?

I know how to send a file to a certain application with FF. I also know how to change those settings. The problem is: when I choose a helper application I can only choose… (read more)

I know how to send a file to a certain application with FF. I also know how to change those settings. The problem is: when I choose a helper application I can only choose between .com and .exe files but I need to send this file to a good old batch file with extension .bat.

Is this possible and how?

(Using FF 52.6.0 32bit on a Win7pro 64bit machine)

Daniel

Asked by DOCSISsy 2 years ago

Answered by DOCSISsy 2 years ago

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When I open Firefox, a tab opens automatically with the following URL: "http://hp.myway.com/everydaymanuals/ttab02/index.html?p2=%5ECG8%5Exdm114%5ETTAB02%5Eau&n

When I open Firefox, a tab opens automatically with the following URL: "http://hp.myway.com/everydaymanuals/ttab02/index.html?p2=%5ECG8%5Exdm114%5ETTAB02%5Eau&n=783a8… (read more)

When I open Firefox, a tab opens automatically with the following URL: "http://hp.myway.com/everydaymanuals/ttab02/index.html?p2=%5ECG8%5Exdm114%5ETTAB02%5Eau&n=783a8789&st=tab&ptb=EA1791EC-DBF2-4160-A05C-8EB325B0BF77&si=" How do I find where this instruction is comming from and how do I delete it?

I look forward to your early reply for my problem, Kind regards, Adele. bcmj9@netscape.net

Asked by bcmj9 2 years ago

Answered by Happy112 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes

Firefox keep crashing on startup, also in safe mode. I've already did an uninstall, removed the folders in "c:\program files (x86)", "%appdata%\mozilla" and reinstall, bu… (read more)

Firefox keep crashing on startup, also in safe mode. I've already did an uninstall, removed the folders in "c:\program files (x86)", "%appdata%\mozilla" and reinstall, but it didn't solve the crashes.

Rapport-ID: bp-6145e392-ff57-4e1d-a50a-4bd6c0180227

Startup Crash: True Crash Reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address: 0x8

Asked by dlm_support 2 years ago

Answered by dlm_support 2 years ago