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Slow theme load and number of processes

I upgraded to Firefox 68.4.1, not because I wanted to (v60 was working perfectly for me). Netflix in their never ending quest to break people's access changed the minimum… (read more)

I upgraded to Firefox 68.4.1, not because I wanted to (v60 was working perfectly for me). Netflix in their never ending quest to break people's access changed the minimum requirement to v65.

Of course, the upgrade broke things. I've managed to get everything working except for my theme. I'm using a theme called earth from space. When I start firefox I see the blank top section of the browser for up to 2 seconds before the them loads. On 56, 57 and 60 which are the last 3 versions I used, the theme loaded so fast I never saw the underlying browser.

I tried a couple of different themes but they are still slow to load.

I've also been experimenting with various performance settings in trying to solve this; Hardware acceleration on/off. Content process limit; Tried 1 - 8. Mind you, 1-8 still runs 5 processes @ ~ 500mb RAM when I have only one tab with my homepage open (I have a server here where my home page comes from. It's plain HTML and nothing else).

Any ideas on why the theme is loading so slowly and why setting performance settings always results in 5 processes?

Asked by TanyaC 2 years ago

Last reply by RobertJ 2 years ago

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In which format are firefox bookmarks within a profile stored? and how can I recover them using file carving?

I lost a whole Ext4 partition, however it appears that there is chances to recover raw data from my disk. There is a very important profile within the lost partition that… (read more)

I lost a whole Ext4 partition, however it appears that there is chances to recover raw data from my disk. There is a very important profile within the lost partition that contains very important bookmarks. Now if I want to use file carving techniques for recovering the lost data, which formats or text patterns may help to identify the data? Can I specify lz4 and sqlite formats? what are the other formats? Which text pattern can I use to recover the bookmark files using grep tool over raw disk data?

Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.

Asked by kaisbe 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I import the logins, passwords from windows (on the same disk but can-t access it right now) to Linux

I am locked in safe mode and even if I changed my microsoft password it doesnt accept it. Right now I am in Linux and my microsoft password is in Firefox password on wind… (read more)

I am locked in safe mode and even if I changed my microsoft password it doesnt accept it. Right now I am in Linux and my microsoft password is in Firefox password on windows. How can I either import in on Firefox in Linux since there seems to be no option here or find and decrypt the password? Thank you

Asked by antonella75fi 1 year ago

Last reply by jayelbe 1 year ago

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my firefox browser was hacked and someone created a password ......

I suddenly started having issues with my streaming firestick and I could not figure out what int he world. .......... so today i started changing passwords. And while ONC… (read more)

I suddenly started having issues with my streaming firestick and I could not figure out what int he world. .......... so today i started changing passwords. And while ONCE AGAIN ONCE AGAIN ONCE AGAIN STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CHANGE THE MOZILLA PASSWORD -- GOD HELP US ALL -- I looked into the settings and see this "password created" on Aug. 15, 2019. I DID NOT DO THAT. I GUARANTEE YOU. I AM UTTERLY FRANTIC OVER PASSWORDS AS I HAVE BEEN HACKED, I HAVE HAD CC STOLEN, I HAVE HAD THE SO-CALLED "GEEK SQUAD" CHANGE SETTINGS IN MY BROWSER TO SAVE PASSWORD WHICH I NEVER DO

Please please -- only answer IF YOU ARE SURE AND CAN ANSWER PLEASE, I took a screen shot, to show what it looked like. I removed it, after I took the shot. I honestly don't know if it happened in chrome or in firefox but I DO NOT USE CHROME AFTER READING THAT USING CHROME YOU MIGHT AS WELL PUT A FLARE UP EVERY TIME YOU SEARCH FOR ANYTIHNG. I despise chrome but only used it one time because it worked for something that i just could not get this firefox to

SO PLEASE ONLY ANSWER IF YOU CAN PLEASE PLEASE what and how can someone do this? what is the most likely way, and what would this password have given this thieving scum access to? also -- is this done through firefox or chrome? also -- HOW IN THE NAME OF GOD DO I JUST CHANGE THE DAMN PASSWORD TO FIRE FOX THAT I HAVE NOW? I WANT IT CHANGE AND I DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE FLAMES OF HELL TO DO IT. I LOOKED IT UP ON YOUR SITE AND THE WAY IT SAYS TO DO IT, CLICK ON THE ICON THERE IS NO NO NO NO THING THAT SAYS MANAGE YHOUR SETTINGS OR WHATEVER THE ONY THING IOS SAYS IS CHECK YOUR EMAIL I HAVE NO EMAIL I HAVE NO DAMN EMAIL WITH YOU PEOPLE AND DON'T WANT ONE. last, please, listen and read tihs well, and take this the right way --0 THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY COOKS INT HIS BROTH, HYOU ARE NOT HELPING MATTERS you are doing way too much that is making this arduous, painful and difficult. a browser should be 1) SECURE IT SHOULD NEVER EVER EER EVER HAVE THE DEFAULT BE TO SAVE PASSWORDS I DON'T CARE HOW DAMN SAFE THEY THINK IT IS. 2) A BROWSER SHOULD BE RELATIVELYU EASY TO SET AND USE. you ask for volunteers all the time that means way way way wy too many fingers they all mayt mean well but it isn't working ojut that way. i am way way over damn stressed because no wawy i can find at all how to change the damn paswword and i want i CHJANGED CHANGED CHANGED. please help how could anyone have put that password, that password i never craeted and put it in that browser area?

Asked by GINAHERE 2 years ago

Answered by GINAHERE 2 years ago

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Firefox Quantum 68.4.2esr (64-bit) control-delete deletes span after whitespace

The following HTML is inside a text area div: <wbr><span dir="ltr" class="code" data-id="3" data-ref="0" data-type="SC" data-isolated="false" draggable="false" … (read more)

The following HTML is inside a text area div:

<wbr><span dir="ltr" class="code" data-id="3" data-ref="0" data-type="SC" data-isolated="false" draggable="false" data-text="span1" contenteditable="false">span1</span>a <span dir="ltr" class="code" data-id="0" data-ref="3" data-type="EC" data-isolated="false" draggable="false" data-text="span2" contenteditable="false">span2</span> b<span dir="ltr" class="code" data-id="2" data-ref="0" data-type="PH" data-isolated="true" draggable="false" data-text="span3" contenteditable="false">span3</span><wbr>

(The WBR elements shouldn't make a difference, but I need them in my test setup.)

Placing the cursor before the "a " and pressing control-delete causes not only the "a " to be deleted, but also span2 and the following space character. Similarly, placing it before "b" and pressing control-delete also deletes span3.

It is as if control-delete treated spans as whitespace, rather than as non-whitespace.

Asked by David.Hudson1 1 year ago

Last reply by David.Hudson1 1 year ago

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Installed Firefox sync and new PC-based Firefox bookmarks are not appearing on my mobile.

Hi, I have a large number of bookmarks saved in my PC-based Firefox which I want to be able to access from my new Samsung Galaxy Android mobile. I created a Firefox accou… (read more)

Hi,

I have a large number of bookmarks saved in my PC-based Firefox which I want to be able to access from my new Samsung Galaxy Android mobile.

I created a Firefox account on the PC and installed Firefox on the mobile. I then used Firefox Sync and all the bookmarks did indeed appear on the mobile Firefox, which is great.

As a test, I then added a new bookmark at the PC Firefox end, but this is not appearing in the mobile Firefox. Both the Firefox accounts (same account on PC and mobile) are logged into.

Should new PC Firefox bookmarks appear automatically in the mobile Firefox, or do they have to be 'manually pushed' from the PC?

Thanks,


bern

Asked by WillesdenBoy 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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navigation privée

j'utilise un ordinateur qui proviens de mon étabissement scolaire et j'aimerais savoir s'ils peuvent obtenir des informations sur ce que je cherche même si c'est sur la c… (read more)

j'utilise un ordinateur qui proviens de mon étabissement scolaire et j'aimerais savoir s'ils peuvent obtenir des informations sur ce que je cherche même si c'est sur la connexion de chez moi et que je suis en mode navigation privée.

Asked by dainel8 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot update Firefox

I use Firefox on a work computer ... which means I do not have Admin rights ... which means that Firefox refuses to update without getting IT involved (which involves ini… (read more)

I use Firefox on a work computer ... which means I do not have Admin rights ... which means that Firefox refuses to update without getting IT involved (which involves initiating a Help Desk ticket) ... each and every time ... for each and every Firefox user. Any ideas?

Asked by seattlejoe 1 year ago

Last reply by seattlejoe 1 year ago

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Is there a setting to force searches to create new tab when performed from a pinned tab?

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selecte… (read more)

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selected? Thanks for any help.

Asked by colt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I am blocked from accessing Facebook.

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site … (read more)

I get this rubbish: Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.facebook.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.facebook.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by chris52 2 years ago

Last reply by Fergus_Magus 1 year ago

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Font rendering on a specific website

Hello, I have a trouble with font rendering on one specific website - https://www.checkpoint.com. Text on this site looks quite ugly (see font01.png). But if I open "Web … (read more)

Hello,

I have a trouble with font rendering on one specific website - https://www.checkpoint.com.

Text on this site looks quite ugly (see font01.png).

But if I open "Web Developer" -> "Inspector" -> "Fonts" -> "All fonts on page", then I can see the text renderred correctly in the preview field (see font02.png).

So text uses "DIN WXX Regular" font, but I do not understand, why Firefox cannot render it on the web page in the same manner as in the Developer tools?

Any clue how to fix it?

Browser: Firefox 68.2.0esr (64-bit) OS: Debian Bullseye

Thanks Zbynek

Asked by Zbynek Michl 2 years ago

Answered by Zbynek Michl 1 year ago

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Restore prefs.js without sync

While trying to troubleshoot a site login problem (ticketmaster.com), I made a backup of my prefs.js, and reset a few hundred preferences in about:config. After finding t… (read more)

While trying to troubleshoot a site login problem (ticketmaster.com), I made a backup of my prefs.js, and reset a few hundred preferences in about:config. After finding the pref that caused the problem (tracking), I shut down FF, copied the backup prefs.js in place and restarted. After FF synced, though, my prefs were reset to the previous session with all the reset values.

How do I restore a prefs.js and either *not* fetch the values stored in my online profile, or update my online profile with the values from the file? Is there a timestamp I can update, or some other value to set?

Thanks.

Asked by Brad 1 year ago

Answered by Brad 1 year ago

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Yahoo Mail InBox list of E-Mails keep shifting left to right constantly

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Mi… (read more)

When I use my Yahoo Mail, the list of messages in my In Box keep moving back and forth across my monitor. This is very unnerving. It does not happen in Yahoo Mail in Microsoft Edge.

Asked by jmarunc 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to adjust the duration for displaying push-messages in Firefox?

So I'm trying to make Firefox's push-notifications be displayed for a longer duration than the usual; I'm hoping to get them to stay visible for several minutes, instead … (read more)

So I'm trying to make Firefox's push-notifications be displayed for a longer duration than the usual; I'm hoping to get them to stay visible for several minutes, instead of a few seconds. Perhaps the is a solution that doesn't require us to mess with the responsible API by ourselves? Another matter, also concerning those push-notifications: may it be possible to force them to always appear for a specific website, independently of the status of the Firefox-window? In our current case, they only seem to appear if it's minimized. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by it-register 1 year ago

Last reply by Matthew Thomas 1 year ago

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I am no longer able to login to Firefox Sync on my desktop

This morning I noticed new bookmarks on my desktop were no longer syncing to my Android phone. When I tried logging out and in again, I could no longer login on my deskto… (read more)

This morning I noticed new bookmarks on my desktop were no longer syncing to my Android phone. When I tried logging out and in again, I could no longer login on my desktop. Each attempt generates an "Unexpected error" message.

I have already tried the Refresh option from the troubleshooting menu. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling. After both I am still getting an "Unexpected error" message.

I have also attempted to create a new profile, but attempting to enter an email address produces a 500 error.

Any ideas?

Asked by marclunden 1 year ago

Last reply by marclunden 1 year ago