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Notification bar of PDF viewer freezes

I think I have a bug to report: When I browse a website with an embedded PDF viewer (must be a Firefox default viewer because I haven't installed any other plug-ins), a n… (read more)

I think I have a bug to report:

When I browse a website with an embedded PDF viewer (must be a Firefox default viewer because I haven't installed any other plug-ins), a notification bar on top of the website (right under the bookmark bar) pops up saying (translated from German): [Icon: ?] The PDF-document is not displayed correctly. [Button: "view with other app"] [Button: "x" for closing the bar].

The PDF viewer works, so the error seems unneccessary, but what really bothers me is that the bar can't be closed. Clicking the X-button on the very right doesn't work - the bar frozen until I restart the browser or close the tab. This problem exists already since summer, so at least for 2 or more updates.

Asked by david.planner 2 years ago

Answered by david.planner 2 years ago

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firefox crashes frequently

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Firefox crashes frequently how can i solve?

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Asked by g21 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Crashing

I have given up with Firefox Developer Edition for now after 4 days of not working and then one day of working it went back to not working. It has now been a week of it n… (read more)

I have given up with Firefox Developer Edition for now after 4 days of not working and then one day of working it went back to not working. It has now been a week of it not be able to start, it continues to say suspended in Task Manager and then just dies with no Firefox crash report.

So have gone to using Chrome for the time being, I will wait for the next release and see if that fixes the issue.

Asked by Mike 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox >79 slow to load pages

Was using FF 79.0. Everything worked great. I upgraded to 80 or so a while back and found that it was taking ~7-10 seconds before FF would begin to load an initial webp… (read more)

Was using FF 79.0. Everything worked great. I upgraded to 80 or so a while back and found that it was taking ~7-10 seconds before FF would begin to load an initial webpage, so I used system restore to go back to 79. I've upgraded to 82.0.2 and the same thing is happening. Tried going back using system restore, but system restore failed for some reason, so I'm now stuck. I haven't had success re-installing FF 79.0. Any ideas why FF would be so slow loading a page? FYI, once I'm on that website, if I click to another page on that website, it loads quickly and normally. Only seems to be when I'm moving to a new website. I'm using Windows 7.

Asked by bgula 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Hanging Then Speeding

Hello, I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, … (read more)

Hello,

 I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, and Reinstall but nothing seems to help. It's not being caused by anything on my computer (malware, viruses, etc) because I ran several scans using Malwarebytes Premium, CCleaner Premium, Microsoft Security Essentials, even Microsoft Safety Scanner and nothing turns up.
 Is there any other way to fix this issue on the browser?

Asked by purpledove 2 years ago

Last reply by purpledove 1 year ago

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Can't connect to Google.com, potential security issue

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.go… (read more)

I can't seem to connect to Google.com anymore. I get

Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

www.google.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 website, 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 website’s administrator about the problem.

as the error. I've tried various things like deleting certificates, refreshing firefox, and even uninstalling firefox. Nothing works and I don't want to go back to Edge. Google.com works fine on edge, and I have a document saved as a start up tab that works fine on firefox. Drive also doesnt work, but accounts.google.com works so I can sign in.

Asked by i0brendanhansen 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why is Firefox preventing me from opening links by closing it down?

Hello, I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language b… (read more)

Hello,

I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language back to English but the hamburger icon list is in Japanese. A minor issue but I can manage.

But this one is really annoying. I click on a link and it closes it down for me in 1 second. Here's a short clip of what I'm referring to.

https://streamable.com/hd9879

Please help me solve my problem. I just want to download files from my email.

Asked by jjtconstantino 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Crashing, trying to find out why

Hi there, first time posting. I have Firefox 82.0.3 64-bit and I am on Windows 10. The only add-ons I have are Ublock Origin and Adblocker. This morning I was having some… (read more)

Hi there, first time posting. I have Firefox 82.0.3 64-bit and I am on Windows 10. The only add-ons I have are Ublock Origin and Adblocker.

This morning I was having some internet trouble and it turns out my ISP needs to send someone out to my house to fix it. While my internet was going in and out, Firefox seemed very sensitive to this because it would continue to crash.

I was wondering if your internet connection going in and out can cause Firefox to crash (I need to the end the process because it is unresponsive type of crashing). I don't usually have any problems with Firefox and just wanted to ask.

Thanks.

Asked by Dr.Strange 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox takes 10+ times longer to load websites than Edge or Chrome

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it of… (read more)

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it often locks up/stops when typing (like right now) and it takes about 15 seconds for it to repond again.

First, I doubt it's a hardware or network issue, since it's happened on both my old archaic PC and now on my new PC (i9 CPU, Nvidia 2070 graphics card, 64gb RAM).

Here's some highlights of what I've tried so far: • Refreshing multiple times • Rebooting the PC • Doing all the Quick Tips on this website • Eliminating all extensions • Clearing all cookies and cash • ...

Also, I don't get any error codes. The tab icon just spins for a long time.

I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious, since I love Firefox.

Thanks and any help!

Asked by Olliesshop 2 years ago

Last reply by Olliesshop 1 year ago

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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (read more)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

Asked by flau 2 years ago

Answered by flau 2 years ago

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cache always full

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i g… (read more)

hey my cache always says its full even if i just emptied it if i go to settings and look its not even a full to 10% restarting the browser and the PC does nothing and i get annoyed by the warning message by now

Asked by kevmomo07 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Refresh deleted everything

Hi! I just did a Firefox refresh to fix the slow browser issue and instead of saving all of my bookmarks and passwords, everything was deleted. I've tried to restore but … (read more)

Hi! I just did a Firefox refresh to fix the slow browser issue and instead of saving all of my bookmarks and passwords, everything was deleted. I've tried to restore but that is failing as well. How do I get everything back?

Asked by cstaten 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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"The Media Could Not Be Played

For the last week or so, I've been having an issue with media not playing properly on websites. Specifically, when I read webpages which have embedded Twitter images or … (read more)

For the last week or so, I've been having an issue with media not playing properly on websites. Specifically, when I read webpages which have embedded Twitter images or videos, I see the message "The Media Could Not Be Played" where a screenshot of the media used to appear. There is a blue "Reload" button, and when I click it, I can briefly see the screenshot for a split second before "The Media Could Not Be Played" re-appears.

With YouTube videos, they fail to play and I get the message "An error occurred. Please try again later". This happens with both embedded videos on webpages, and directly on the YouTube website itself.

All of this media works properly when I open the same pages in another browser like Chrome. I would prefer not to switch browsers. Is there a way to fix this error?

Asked by box37 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Add-on's suddenly disappeared, are installed, unusable

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help fro… (read more)

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help from Mozilla, that I saw. I have put the little jigsaw icon o the search bar, to no avail. Am deadended.

Asked by Nitro 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Tabs Crashing on New Laptop

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Here is the crash info. Recently, usually when scrolling through sites, my tabs would crash unexpectedly. This is a brand-new laptop that I have had for a little over a week now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Crash Reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ

Crash Address: 0xffffffffffffffff

Asked by XxPureToxinsxX 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago