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Firefox slowed down dramaticaly after enabling antitracking feature in my VPN provider

hi, Maybe someone had the same problem, I use two security option outside of Firefox: 1. /etc/hosts file, all the site that I do not want to allow my machine to interact … (read more)

hi,

Maybe someone had the same problem, I use two security option outside of Firefox: 1. /etc/hosts file, all the site that I do not want to allow my machine to interact with; source: https://github.com/StevenBlack/ 2. VPNs anti tracking scripts

I use a mac, Mac OS 11.6 Firefox 93.0


With all the two security option enabled, Safari works fine, TOR works fine, Firefox has massive issues with loading pages speed. Some of the Firefox settings: Network Settings: the DNS over HTTPS is OFF, as I am using a VPN Privacy and Security: set to standard, but there is no difference is loading speed when switching to strict Extensions: I use 1password, multi account containers and user agent switcher; no difference is loading speed if I disable or remove all extensions

Any idea why is Firefox loading page speed effected?

Many Thanks Michael

Asked by michael426 3 months ago

Answered by michael426 3 months ago

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Firefox is asking me for a primary password to see saved accounts and passwords

Hello. I had to reinstall firefox and while i eventually managed to get my phone to sync with my computer, the browser asks for a primary password in order to see the sav… (read more)

Hello. I had to reinstall firefox and while i eventually managed to get my phone to sync with my computer, the browser asks for a primary password in order to see the saved logins. The problem is that i don't use a primary password, and is there any way i can get around this?

Asked by henriquenprestes 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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How Do I Generate a New Firefox Key

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to… (read more)

Hi can you tell me how I can generate a new Firefox Key because when I signed in to my firefox account to follow yr instructions, but there is No "Create" Button next to my name or email? I checked all the headings, security etc and can not find yr Create Button

Thank you

cheers Kev

Asked by Kevin Borg 3 months ago

Answered by Kevin Borg 3 months ago

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clearing bookmarks search field in sidebar

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right… (read more)

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right of the search field that would clear any entry and return the view of bookmarks in the sidebar to that which was displayed prior to the search.

Has something changed or was I just imagining this.

If my rampant imagination is at work, please consider this a feature request

Thanks

Asked by zibbledabbit 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Startup - pages to automatically open

Startup - in settings I used to have opton to "Use current pages" rather than it always being "restore previous session". Can I still set this as an option please? Thanks… (read more)

Startup - in settings I used to have opton to "Use current pages" rather than it always being "restore previous session". Can I still set this as an option please? Thanks (Windows 10 on PC)

Asked by Craig Reilly 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Trouble signing in to website on Firefox but no problem on Safari

I am trying to log onto a website that requires a user name and password. When I do, I get an error message. When I use the same username and password to log into the w… (read more)

I am trying to log onto a website that requires a user name and password. When I do, I get an error message. When I use the same username and password to log into the website on Safari it works fine. I have not changed any setting on Firefox, and it worked perfectly fine until last week.

Asked by admin473 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Issue with reading and replying on comments in my Instagram

Hello, For some 2 weeks I'm no longer able to read, fave and reply to comments on my personal posts. There is no scrollbar available. Besides that, I have the same issue … (read more)

Hello,

For some 2 weeks I'm no longer able to read, fave and reply to comments on my personal posts. There is no scrollbar available. Besides that, I have the same issue with posts of people I follow. I cannot read, fave and reply to the comments. When clicking on the link "View all comments" it shows me just the post. Sometimes when the post is long, I cannot read it. I reported this issue to Instagram, however, nothing has been done. You also don't get any reply or feedback from IG. Now I don't know what is the issue and I cannot fix it. Have tried to refresh the browser and set to default without success.

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Thank you for your help and kind regards

Asked by elitkeyblue 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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How do i extrack extension to keep in a local file on my home PC ?

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home P… (read more)

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home PC ? I know there are scripts available but i don`t remember where.

Asked by Adam 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Deleting address bar search

God morning, looking for help to find a way back to the old search method i.e. I want the search to be done in my Google/Bing/etc-search bar in the middle of the screen … (read more)

God morning, looking for help to find a way back to the old search method i.e. I want the search to be done in my Google/Bing/etc-search bar in the middle of the screen instead of in the address bar. Firefox 93.0 (64), Win 10 Thanks for your help in advance! Henrik

Asked by henrik.thk@gmail.com 3 months ago

Answered by henrik.thk@gmail.com 3 months ago

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FireFox 93 will not work on many sweepstakes sites like uwinit.com, winloot.com. We are sorry but it appears that the page you are trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again later.

FireFox 93 will not work on many sweepstakes sites like uwinit.com, winloot.com. We are sorry but it appears that the page you are trying to reach is currently unavailab… (read more)

FireFox 93 will not work on many sweepstakes sites like uwinit.com, winloot.com. We are sorry but it appears that the page you are trying to reach is currently unavailable. Please try again later. Chrome is working on same sites. I use FireFox to enter sweeps and it is mostly useless to me now. I am using Windows 10, Norton SafeWeb, "Cookies are not important to me", Roboform. Can I revert to a usable version of FireFox, or can you tell me how to fix it?

Asked by Howard Steeley 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Youtube does not load anything

As of today, Youtube will not load. There have been other threads with the same problem, but no solutions have been listed. I have already tried disabling all of my exten… (read more)

As of today, Youtube will not load. There have been other threads with the same problem, but no solutions have been listed. I have already tried disabling all of my extensions, no luck. I have already cleared my cookies/cache from youtube, no luck. What the heck firefox?

Asked by horriblehenry3 3 months ago

Answered by horriblehenry3 3 months ago

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Open links in tabs instead of new windows different in W11

I set "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" and it opens the bookmark link in a new tab in W10. It opens the bookmark link in the current tab in W11. Both are v93. … (read more)

I set "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" and it opens the bookmark link in a new tab in W10. It opens the bookmark link in the current tab in W11. Both are v93.

My preference would be the W10 way.

Not sure why this would be an OS related issue but there we are.

Regards

Kevin

Asked by kjcmalden 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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"w" key opens ctrl+f search bar

Current problem is the following: Whenever i press the "w" key a search bar opens in the bottom of my browser. This is the search also accessed by ctrl + f. I need this g… (read more)

Current problem is the following:

Whenever i press the "w" key a search bar opens in the bottom of my browser. This is the search also accessed by ctrl + f. I need this gone since it bothers my ability to use the browser. I cant find it being a keybind from firefox or duckduckgo so i really wonder what caused this.

Asked by zerikveenstraz 3 months ago

Answered by zerikveenstraz 3 months ago

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Firefox help directing me to odd website

Clicking on Firefox "Help" directed me to an odd "Crowdicity" website. This is rather worrying and makes me feel that I can't trust the browser's security anymore. Regar… (read more)

Clicking on Firefox "Help" directed me to an odd "Crowdicity" website. This is rather worrying and makes me feel that I can't trust the browser's security anymore.

Regards,

BarbaraD

Asked by BarbaraD 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago