Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Archived

How to stop videos from loading on metered connection?

I'm currently using nightly and, while videos with audio are muted by media.autoplay.ask-permission, and further they are paused if you also set allow-muted to false, the… (read more)

I'm currently using nightly and, while videos with audio are muted by media.autoplay.ask-permission, and further they are paused if you also set allow-muted to false, the problem is that they still load.

On a metered [or slow] connection, this is a big problem.

Viewing a news article on ABC [for example] pre-loads the entire video in the background.

To make matters worse; Even after the entire video has been cached, a steady stream of 200KB/s is still continually streamed from the CDN.

Example link: https://abcnews.go.com/US/noreaster-season-east-coast/story?id=58738494

If you monitor bandwidth with Firefox's network monitor, or a 3rd party tool [like jnettop for Linux], you'll see that the page continues to load video data.

Not only would I expect it to not load any if playback is disabled, but it certainly shouldn't continue to load data, perpetually, after the entire video has been buffered.

Asked by DomingoMontoya 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

With 'Never remember history' setting sessionstorage and localstorage are cleared between redirects. Why?

I am a web application developer. My application is using open authentication. As part of the login process the application stores information in the session storage of t… (read more)

I am a web application developer. My application is using open authentication. As part of the login process the application stores information in the session storage of the browser. Then the user is redirected to a login page. When, after a successful login, the user is redirected back, the information in the session storage is gone. The same problem when I use local storage.

This problem only occurs with the setting: Never remember history.

Is this a bug or a feature?

Other browsers do not have this behavior.

Asked by cornelos 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

firefox shrink to fit always revert to 30%

I can't use the print button (on adress line or in pdf viewer) as the "shrink to fit size" always revert to 30%. I if change it and print from the print preview it still … (read more)

I can't use the print button (on adress line or in pdf viewer) as the "shrink to fit size" always revert to 30%. I if change it and print from the print preview it still goes back to 30% next time. Have even tried deleting all "print." and "print_" setting from the "prefs.js" file. Still no change. Where is the default "shrink to fit" size store so I can change it manually?

Asked by Lars-Erik 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

On the same web, Edge is using 153.8 MB, Chrome 0255.8, Firefox 565.9. Why & is this going to be fixed?

These results are in Task Manager when all 3 browsers are on on the same page: https://blog.mozilla.org/internetcitizen/2018/08/13/firefox-privacy-philosophy/?utm_source=… (read more)

Asked by canadian01 1 year ago

Last reply by user1929 1 year ago

  • Archived

TLS handshake problems.

This problem started with the last update (I think). I am currently running version 64.0b5 (64-bit). I try to connect to www.foxnews.comand I get a timeout. The display i… (read more)

This problem started with the last update (I think). I am currently running version 64.0b5 (64-bit). I try to connect to www.foxnews.comand I get a timeout. The display is:

Secure Connection Failed The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Down at the bottom of the page it says "Performing a TLS handshake to www.foxnews.com" and it never connects.

Asked by Travelingelk 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

I can't save html page. "Couldn't be loaded", I found that, all problems in "prefs.js" file. But I can't to find the row to change it.

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings) … (read more)

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings)

Asked by DarkDuino 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

  • Archived

I have two PC connected to my account, but sync not work.

I've bought the new PC and want transfer my settings, bookmarks and tabs on new PC. I've installed firefox, conected to my account and tried to sync. But it isn't work, … (read more)

I've bought the new PC and want transfer my settings, bookmarks and tabs on new PC. I've installed firefox, conected to my account and tried to sync. But it isn't work, I havn't seen my bookmarks and tabs.

Asked by GL_basik 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

Where can I review installed extension permissions?

I have a number of installed extensions but can't find a way to see what permissions I granted them on install. Also, if I update them and their requested permission ch… (read more)

I have a number of installed extensions but can't find a way to see what permissions I granted them on install.

Also, if I update them and their requested permission changed, do I get notified? It's not very clear.

(I don't remember what they requested at the time of install, and my understanding of what those permissions mean has changed drastically since then.)

Asked by MechEthan 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

  • Archived

Almost every website I visit, including Bing search, gives me an "Insecure Connection" error code!!!

I have no idea what's going on. I have the latest Firefox Developer Edition English x64 and every website I try to connect to, Google, Bing, etc. give me this insecure co… (read more)

I have no idea what's going on. I have the latest Firefox Developer Edition English x64 and every website I try to connect to, Google, Bing, etc. give me this insecure connection error. I also have Chrome, Vivaldi, Edge & Opera browser and none of them give me issues like this.

Asked by jerdoggmckoy 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

  • Archived

How can I get a persistent vertical toolbar on the left with ALL my bookmarks?

I want vertical tabs on the right and vertical bookmarks on the left ALL THE TIME. LEFT and RIGHT are important here, and should not be disregarded. It was perfect back… (read more)

I want vertical tabs on the right and vertical bookmarks on the left ALL THE TIME. LEFT and RIGHT are important here, and should not be disregarded. It was perfect back in firefox 4x, but then something happened. I have something like 700 bookmarks, and it takes forever for them to load from the 'bookmarks' button. I export them to html, which file I use as a home page, but the vertical list on the left is better.

Asked by pmglory 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

Firefox can no longer download files in macOS Mohave

Every time I try to download a file from most sites, I get a little yellow dot on the download icon which indicates that the download failed. It does not matter what web … (read more)

Every time I try to download a file from most sites, I get a little yellow dot on the download icon which indicates that the download failed. It does not matter what web site I try to download a file from, it ALWAYS fails. Please fix ASAP.

Asked by Jredifer 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

  • Archived

cant install a ad blocker

had to uninstall and reinstall fire fox no problem there now im trying to reinstall the ad block it wont install tried ad blocker adblocker plus adblocker ultim… (read more)

had to uninstall and reinstall fire fox no problem there

now im trying to reinstall the ad block it wont install tried ad blocker adblocker plus adblocker ultimate and ghostly win 10

Asked by katts4 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

  • Archived

Can't disable update notification (linux uses package manager)

I often have green arrow on firefox hamburger menu, with "download fresh copy of firefox" as first option. And every time I launch FF I get notification to update. But th… (read more)

I often have green arrow on firefox hamburger menu, with "download fresh copy of firefox" as first option. And every time I launch FF I get notification to update.

But this is nonsense in linux - I can't update that way and, what is more important, I can update only when new version drops in my distro repos by maintainers. Obviously, there must be the way to disable at least notifications (which are annoying cause of nonsense) - in most linux distributions FF is updated by pkg managers.

I did not find solution in google - looks like it was earlier but now it isn't working anymore. Any help?

Asked by jnarical 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

  • Archived

Logins to Gmail say wrong password (it is not) even if I update it doesn't make a difference. Also wants to take me to HTML version, not normal one.

I access through Firefox at work with no issues (those are PCs and this is a Mac) Also am on beta channel at home. I can access through Safari and Chrome on my Mac withou… (read more)

I access through Firefox at work with no issues (those are PCs and this is a Mac) Also am on beta channel at home. I can access through Safari and Chrome on my Mac without this issue.

Asked by Alex1010 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

  • Archived

This PDF document contains forms.The filling of form fields is not supported.

We have a PDF file , with e-signed . When we are open in Firefox , we are not able to see e-signature . We have written this view part in thymeleaf . We return base64 fro… (read more)

We have a PDF file , with e-signed . When we are open in Firefox , we are not able to see e-signature . We have written this view part in thymeleaf . We return base64 from back-end and convert it into PDF file .

Thanks ...

Asked by nikhilesh786 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

  • Archived

firefox 64.0b14 each time i launch got request to update firefox ?

i'm using firefox beta since last update to version 64.0b14 every time i want to use firefox i get a request for an update i don't know why as before this was not reques… (read more)

i'm using firefox beta since last update to version 64.0b14 every time i want to use firefox i get a request for an update i don't know why as before this was not requested perhaps it"s normal as i use beta version ??

firefox and thunderbird are great  : friendly and easy to use  !!! i do recommend everyone to use them instead of ...... many thanks for your job

papymich

Asked by papymich 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago