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Hi! Recently, in my laptop, Firefox started freezing at every single startup; after force shutdown and restart, though, it works flawlessly each time, and for the whole duration of the session at the computer. Can anyone please suggest a solution?

My laptop set-up is practically identical to that of my PC, but the latter doesn't exhibit the same malfunction. I've tried anything I could, including reinstalling the b… (read more)

My laptop set-up is practically identical to that of my PC, but the latter doesn't exhibit the same malfunction.

I've tried anything I could, including reinstalling the browser, removing all of my bookmarks (about 10,000) and addressing extensions (Decentraleyes, Default Bookmark Folder, Disable Tab Detach, Flagfox, I don't care about cookies, Keepa, Notifier for Gmail, Privacy Badger, To Google Translate, uBlock Origin, Undo Close Tab, Video DownloadHelper and Youtube's Annotations No More), but not even safe mode improved the situation in the least. Windows Defender also hasn't detected any malware and my web surfing habits are as safe as it gets.

The only deeper data I could gather is that the problem manifests with a progressive, rapid surge in CPU and RAM usage; the former, for example, is saturated to its total 16 GB in a matter of about 20 seconds.

My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 7586 with Windows 11 64 bit; Firefox version is the latest, 100.0, and, by the way, none of the recent updates has improved the situation.

Thanks to anyone who might come up with an educated guess!

Asked by Jacopissimo 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

Why does Firefox put www in front of the domain name?

When I type my website in the bar, firefox puts www in front of it, which causes the warning page: firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to ww… (read more)

When I type my website in the bar, firefox puts www in front of it, which causes the warning page: firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.karinchappell.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

If I remove the www by backspacing it, the page loads correctly.

I've checked the website: "SSL is enabled on your site, and an SSL certificate was detected on your site."

When I've asked around the techies I know, I've been told this is an antiquated way of dealing with it. Please advise.

Asked by kchappell 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Facebook Search not working properly

Hi, When I type a search query into the address bar on any Facebook Group and press enter nothing happens. I need to try 2-3 times (sometimes more). I've tried clearing c… (read more)

Hi,

When I type a search query into the address bar on any Facebook Group and press enter nothing happens. I need to try 2-3 times (sometimes more).

I've tried clearing cache, removing all data, program files, re-installed, but this didn't make any difference. Same on Firefox Developer. Microsoft Edge works.

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7200U CPU @ 2.50GHz 2.70 GHz Installed RAM: 8,00 GB Edition: Windows 10 Home Single Language OS build 19043.1766

Firefox version 102.0 (although this has been happening for months)

Asked by kyle30 2 days ago

Firefow slows down and becomes inoperable

Firefox seems to slow down and then stops responding. I have looked at it and it seems to load up to 25 instances, even when only 4 tabs are open. When it fails the only … (read more)

Firefox seems to slow down and then stops responding. I have looked at it and it seems to load up to 25 instances, even when only 4 tabs are open. When it fails the only option is to stop it operating and start over. This problem seems to getting worse with newer updates.

Asked by DerickB52 1 day ago

Redirect Issue in firefox browser

I have been using firefox on ubuntu 22 for more than a month and everything was working fine untill 4 days earlier when i first got error relating to security certificate… (read more)

I have been using firefox on ubuntu 22 for more than a month and everything was working fine untill 4 days earlier when i first got error relating to security certificate issue and data hijacking. But i have been using same sites earlier too without any issue. Also those sites are just articles on site without any personal information. From last 2 days i am also getting redirecting issues. First site to redirect to during google search is bestbonusprize.life then if i disable adblocker it just keep redirecting. I don't have any issue accessing same site in google chrome. I just have firefox installed till 4 days earlier, but when i start getting issues i installed chrome to test if i am getting same issue but all work good in chrome. One of the main change from earlier is i was in different location using different wifi provider. It could be one of the issue but i am not sure as other people using same wifi don't have much issues. Plus things work fine in chrome. I tried using anti-malware but malwarebyte is only available for window and i don't know any thing about anti-virus and malware removal for ubuntu as never needed it. Please guide me for securing my firefox browser. Regards.

Asked by traptit1 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 12 hours ago

Trouble connecting with Yahoo sites using Firefox browser.

Firefox browser has trouble connecting with Yahoo Finance website. It's intermittent, sometimes won't connect at all. In the those cases, I copy and past the URL into m… (read more)

Firefox browser has trouble connecting with Yahoo Finance website. It's intermittent, sometimes won't connect at all. In the those cases, I copy and past the URL into my Microsoft Edge address bar and the Yahoo site pops up immediately. What can I do to consistently access Yahoo sites on my Firefox browser?

Asked by hardieg 1 day ago

Outlook not Working Properly on Firefox

Hi All, My outlook is suddenly not working properly on Firefox. It keeps lagging and freezing. I tried refreshing Firefox and clearing cache but with no use. Can anyone a… (read more)

Hi All,

My outlook is suddenly not working properly on Firefox. It keeps lagging and freezing. I tried refreshing Firefox and clearing cache but with no use. Can anyone advise please?

Asked by doda.omar90 23 hours ago

fonts.googleapis.com freezes Firefox and I have to reboot

This fonts.googleapis.com script freezes Firefox and it doesn't matter how long I wait it doesn't run again unless I restart my laptop. How can I fix it or block it? Than… (read more)

This fonts.googleapis.com script freezes Firefox and it doesn't matter how long I wait it doesn't run again unless I restart my laptop. How can I fix it or block it? Thanks.

Asked by NY14221 20 hours ago

Cursor dissapears when i press space or `

Whenever I press space to scroll one page down the cursor dissapears. The same thing happens when I press `. As soon as I move the mouse it reappears but this is unwanted… (read more)

Whenever I press space to scroll one page down the cursor dissapears. The same thing happens when I press `. As soon as I move the mouse it reappears but this is unwanted and annoying behavior which didn't happen in the past. I'm not sure when it started happening but it hasn't been long since that. I tried restarting with all the plugins turned off but that didn't help. I'm using the latest version of FF on Win 7 x64.`

Asked by gambit1 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 15 hours ago

Brower Freezes

Firefox V102(64) Win10 Hardware Acceleration off. Freezes sometimes after several hours, sometimes after 5 minutes even while one tab is working, no other tabs work. … (read more)

Firefox V102(64) Win10 Hardware Acceleration off. Freezes sometimes after several hours, sometimes after 5 minutes even while one tab is working, no other tabs work. Task Manager to turn off Firefox. Main tabs https://www.kadaza.com, Fox News, YouTube, and business websites. Sometimes ESPN.

Lastest update did not fix.

Asked by admin287 17 hours ago

Firefox on Windows 10 crashes every time it is closed (last 6 months or so).

In making this post I am following instructions found at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-crashes-closing-or-quitting, which include the statemen… (read more)

In making this post I am following instructions found at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-firefox-crashes-closing-or-quitting, which include the statement "Fill out the Details section of the next page..." which seems to refer to THIS page, but I see no Details section here, so I'll just put the details where they seem to apply.

Firefox Version 102, installed today, shows the same symptom I've been seeing for several weeks, perhaps months: whenever Firefox is closed, a crash report popup appears on the screen (after a minute or two). I've been submitting these on a regular basis and hoped that Version 102 would contain a fix, but the issue continues.

So today I've created some minimum-to-reproduce examples, in each case using the same setup, but closing Firefox in a different manner:

Setup: Firefox for Windows V 102 installed today. Windows 10 is up to date. I open Firefox in troubleshooting mode, which displays my home page, located on a shared server that I use for a website and other stuff I want to be able to access from anywhere. Nothing exotic, just a list of links. That works.

Then, without doing anything else (for purposes of these tests), I close Firefox via one of the following (with associated report ID):

  • Click on large X in the upper right corner of the window.
   bp-e31ef7d6-8d17-41c8-a204-0e53c0220630e
  • In the window menu, select File > Exit.
  bp-d15f97c8-267f-4550-9d42-69eb70220630
  • On the task bar, RMB on Firefox, then select 'Close window'.
 bp-39756c12-ccb7-4f83-998a-ec8030220630

My system is an HP laptop with AMD Vision A6 processor. My wife uses a Dell all-in-one on the same wired network and does not experience the crash-on-close symptom. This makes me suspect my hardware, but just tested with other browsers:

Chrome - Blocked my home page (never saw that before, but I use Firefox...) until I removed the block from Settings. Closed without crashing. Edge - Updated itself, then gave me the same "Not secure" warning as Chrome, but displayed the home page anyway. Closed without crashing.

In all cases, the link to my home page is specified as http://, not https:// My wife's system is set up the same way.

My question: How can I get Firefox to close gracefully, without spitting out a crash report 1-2 minutes later? Note that I can OPEN Firefox and use it for hours without incident, but if I close it and do something else, when I close THAT, there's the Firefox crash report window underneath.

I just ran the w3.org validator on my home page and I see that a few errors have crept in,. mostly unencoded ampersands. I'll fix those, but if that caused a problem for Firefox, would it wait until much later to crash? And why only on my system, not my wife's?

Suggestions?

Asked by Chris Beall 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 14 hours ago

Installed Firefox 102.0 (Mac) today and now can't load pages on Reddit

M1 Mac, Macos 12.4 After installing Firefox 102.0 neither of my computers will open Reddit pages. As far as I can tell, all other sites appear to work normally and Reddi… (read more)

M1 Mac, Macos 12.4

After installing Firefox 102.0 neither of my computers will open Reddit pages. As far as I can tell, all other sites appear to work normally and Reddit functioned before the Firefox update. I restarted Firefox, restarted my computers, deleted Firefox and Reddit history and cache ... nothing so far has solved the problem. Reddit works as expected in Safari.

Any and all suggestions will be appreciated!

Asked by drewaz602 16 hours ago

Last reply by drewaz602 34 minutes ago

Volume or sound of any video suddenly disappear

volume and sound will not work since latest updates 102.00. you tube videos and others will not play sound. Only found solution to uninstall and reinstall but still after… (read more)

volume and sound will not work since latest updates 102.00. you tube videos and others will not play sound. Only found solution to uninstall and reinstall but still after some week same error occur.

Asked by kbkartikbhandary.kb 13 hours ago

Browsing history - how much could it become "big" and affect Firefox performance?

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the pr… (read more)

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the previously visited URLs shown in a different colour is useful for my work.

However, I am wondering whether this huge amount of data could affect the browser speed and memory usage. More specifically, I have a few questions:

1) Out of curiosity, in which file of Firefox installation folder the history is saved, and where can I find it? 2) Do you think it is possible to clear ALL the browsing history, except for one specific URL? 3) Could a cluttered browsing history file affect negatively my browser performance?

Many thanks in advance for your help, Elisa

Asked by eli dunkel 4 hours ago

Cannot connect to Microsoft One Drive online via Firefox (all other browsers work fine!)

I have MS One Drive. In the last week I cannot connect to it from my online Outlook mail page. I have tried using Edge and Chrome and it works fine on these browsers. Can… (read more)

I have MS One Drive. In the last week I cannot connect to it from my online Outlook mail page. I have tried using Edge and Chrome and it works fine on these browsers.

Can you help me resolve this problem please.

Asked by webbsite2 4 hours ago

Recent Firefox Update Stopped Facebook Game from Working

Following that last update to Firefox, the Facebook game Criminal Case stopped working properly. When certain things are done in the game the screen in the game is shrunk… (read more)

Following that last update to Firefox, the Facebook game Criminal Case stopped working properly. When certain things are done in the game the screen in the game is shrunk and doesn't occupy all the space it should do. When this happens, none of the buttons on that screen in the game work. In the attached image, the in-game screen should occupy all the black area that surrounds it.

Other players of the game have reported similar problems when using Firefox. I am currently playing the game successfully in Opera GX browser.

Asked by trpadd 3 hours ago

Firefox Browser 102.0(64bit)

When I login to URL https://www.ohiogasprices.com/index.aspx?mss=286965 with Firefox there is a long delay (~5min.). This happens with multiple machines and location… (read more)

When I login to URL

 https://www.ohiogasprices.com/index.aspx?mss=286965  

with Firefox there is a long delay (~5min.). This happens with multiple machines and locations (w/ Windows 10p and Windows 11p). This started a few weeks ago, I'm wondering if an update is to blame.

It all works fine with Microsoft Edge.

Asked by FWO-BOH 59 minutes ago

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new lgbtq themes

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293313. Please follow up there, thanks.] so i installed the transgender theme and now i cannot star… (read more)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293313. Please follow up there, thanks.]

so i installed the transgender theme and now i cannot start roblox and i even deleted the theme and set my old theme back and it still doesnt work, btw why does a fricking theme even break my whole browser

Asked by stiebizsolt0202 1 year ago

Last reply by stiebizsolt0202 1 year ago

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Firefox 78.0.01 Drag and Drop is Broken

Hi, as of today July 2, 2020, I can no longer drag and drop tabs in Firefox to reposition them. Earlier today I had restarted firefox and an update had been pushed throug… (read more)

Hi, as of today July 2, 2020, I can no longer drag and drop tabs in Firefox to reposition them. Earlier today I had restarted firefox and an update had been pushed through.

I have tried to restart Firefox in safe mode without any extensions, but the problem persists. I don't want to "refresh" firefox and start from scratch. I've opened Chrome and can still drag and drop tabs there just fine.

Please fix this ASAP!

Asked by ag_rast 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago