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All Firefox downloads come up as "File Missing or Moved"

For the last few weeks, every time I try to download a file, doesn't matter the format, if I chose "open with", it acts like it downloads. However, when you check the dow… (read more)

For the last few weeks, every time I try to download a file, doesn't matter the format, if I chose "open with", it acts like it downloads. However, when you check the downloads, it just reads {filename} - File moved or missing. And it doesn't show up in my downloads folder.

If i select the option to save it first, then i get the downloaded file and can open it.

I've uninstalled Firefox multiple times, reinstalled, tested with both the normal public installer and the enterprise msi installer. I run no extensions or plugins beyond what's there by default. I've deleted the default profile, created a new profile. Tested in safe mode.


Though i can still get what i need, it's a little cumbersome when i have to download a bunch of default reports or files with generic names and clutter my downloads folder.

Asked by rrice2004 1 year ago

Answered by rrice2004 1 year ago

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Some weblinks not responding

Some weblinks and websites are being unresponsive in Firefox 83.0. I don't mean that I am getting an error message when I click on them, they are not responding at all. A… (read more)

Some weblinks and websites are being unresponsive in Firefox 83.0. I don't mean that I am getting an error message when I click on them, they are not responding at all.

Anybody else having this issue? It is only some websites and I have confirmed that I can visit them in other browsers. I flushed my cache and that did not fix the issue.

Asked by wgaffey 1 year ago

Answered by wgaffey 1 year ago

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How to isolate one instance of FirefoxCP Web Content on my MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed sever… (read more)

My MacBook Pro is running OS 11.0.1 and using Firefox 83.0. My battery runs down faster than it used to. Apple suggested checking the Activity monitor and I noticed several instances of FirefoxCP Web Content. I have lots of tabs open. Most of them are using <1% of CPU, but one is about 50%. Is there any way to figure out what that is other than shutting down the tabs one at a time and watching the Activity Monitor?

Asked by jerryalevin 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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The Address wasn't Understood

I got this message when clicked on a link within my online banking site after I had logged in. It was followed by a reference to Javascript and the suggestion that additi… (read more)

I got this message when clicked on a link within my online banking site after I had logged in. It was followed by a reference to Javascript and the suggestion that additional software may need to be installed. As suggested on forums I restarted Firefox with add-ons disabled (safe mode) but the problem persisted. I have Javascript enabled in Firefox.

I tried in MS Edge and had no problem with this.

Here is the link I am having trouble with: javascript:callAjax('/AUGCB/JBA/mmInit/flow.action','COAAppLayout');

If someone has an idea how to fix this please let me know?

Asked by peterbutlin1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox opens off screen

On new laptop with Windows 10, with an external monitor in extended desktop mode, Firefox is opening partially off screen such that the top bar is inaccessible so I canno… (read more)

On new laptop with Windows 10, with an external monitor in extended desktop mode, Firefox is opening partially off screen such that the top bar is inaccessible so I cannot drag it back on screen. If I close it and reopen, it will usually be back on screen. How can I fix this?

Perhaps related: tabs are not reopened and Restore Previous Session does not work.

There are no extensions open.

Thank you for assistance.

Asked by David400 1 year ago

Answered by Colin M 1 year ago

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opening firefox..............

just so slow last 2 day , dont matter if going straight to email or home page or any other site---just slow john no problem if i use microsoft edge … (read more)

just so slow last 2 day , dont matter if going straight to email or home page or any other site---just slow

john


no problem if i use microsoft edge

Asked by revere31 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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YouTube Input Lag/Delay on Windows: SOLVED

Hi there, not a question but I wanted to put this out there for those who may be running into the same issue as me. I hate searching for things and not finding a straight… (read more)

Hi there, not a question but I wanted to put this out there for those who may be running into the same issue as me. I hate searching for things and not finding a straight answer, and I'm hoping that I can bring light to others who may be undergoing the same issue.

I was infuriated by YouTube (and only YouTube) and how slow it was to respond to pretty much any command I sent via my keyboard. Clicking was fine, but if I wanted to skip 5 seconds in the video by mashing the right or left arrow a bunch, it would buffer those key presses and then register all at once. Basically, YouTube was lagging out of its mind and decided that any kind of action I wanted to take on the page would be done incredibly slowly (by modern computing standards, so ~700ms). I play rhythm games, so any input delay more than about 2ms will annoy me to no end.

This ended up being something called GC or garbage collection, and it was "minor GC" and "non-incremental GC" and something to do with a Nursery being full. Whatever that is, switching over to the Call Tree function in the F12 performance menu (F12>Performance>Start Recording Performance>*input commands on video*>Call Tree) told me that the function GC was taking up around HALF of my time recorded. This gave me a place to start at least, and I'm glad that Firefox has this feature and that it's user friendly. I know NOTHING about webpage design or coding, and it wasn't that hard to figure out what was going on.

Expanding the menus was helpful, and I found out that it was actually my Kaspersky Antivirus causing the issue. I dug around for another hour or so and found this helpful article on how to fix it.

A TL;DR from that article is, if you have Kaspersky, go to Settings>Additional>Network and untick "Inject scripts into web traffic to interact with web pages"

This script injection was doing something to slow it down, most likely trying to scan and monitor the inputs I was making on YouTube to be sure I wasn't getting myself into any trouble. Hope that this helps anyone else having this issue, and any moderation can mark this as solved.

Asked by jahinson2002 1 year ago

Answered by jahinson2002 1 year ago

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More firefox tab crashes (and more BSOD instances as well)

Recently started having tab crashes again after fixing similar crashes about a month and a half ago. I mostly started noticing them after an Avast and Windows 10 update I… (read more)

Recently started having tab crashes again after fixing similar crashes about a month and a half ago. I mostly started noticing them after an Avast and Windows 10 update I did on the same day. I've had some blue screens as well since then. Most of the problems seem to occur at least once daily.

Firefox Crash Reports: bp-ed498fdb-fd9f-435f-a79c-0d4f30201214 bp-b0a3ae32-6fe1-41d7-8f38-31de90201212

So far I've tried: - Making sure my Nvidia drivers, OS, and Antivirus were up to date - Running a system file check which did find some corrupted files but claims to have repaired them.

Asked by Hikki 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox ESR crashes at watching videos with "alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed"

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip) when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt inst… (read more)

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip)

when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt install firefox-esr) and watch videos (e.g. on Youtube, Vimeo, ...), Firefox does crash some times. according about:crashes, i already have submitted about 60 crash reports.

but watching the reports one thing is missing. when i open firefox from the console i can see some output, that is not appearing in the reports.

... firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3366 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead Firefox ESR crashes when playing videos on Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)

during watching videos in firefox there is more different output to see that seems to be harmless. but always and only this line is printed to console, just befor Firefox crashes: firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. so i assume this is the main reason, why Firefox crashes on my system.

any idea how i can get these issue fixed? at the moment when i want to watch videos reliable i am be forces to use the external VLC Player by copy the url to VLC - at least for Youtube videos. but i want to watch videos from other web pages as well and i prefer to watch videos in firefox directly.

Asked by beta-tester 2 years ago

Answered by beta-tester 1 year ago

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FF83 freeze on page but continues in new tab

I open a web page and soon after time page freeze (loading for ever) after some clicks. For example i open a page to order items to buy. After 2-10 clicks page freeze..an… (read more)

I open a web page and soon after time page freeze (loading for ever) after some clicks. For example i open a page to order items to buy. After 2-10 clicks page freeze..and i open in new tab same page to complete my order. This is crazy. 2 months now same behaviour. Even tried refresh or safe mode...same behaviour. All other browsers work fine ie,edge,chrome opera. Using kaspersky antivirus and disabled all network security features but still same. Does FF need any incoming port in firewall? I am using FF for ever from first release, is my main browser and now start thinking to quit cause i can not make my bussiness with it. The pictura shows Mozilla Support tab still loading.

Asked by george 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes on startup in Windows 10

I submitted a crash report: bp-28bfafdf-37b2-4a4c-b56d-19c690201216 I cannot start Firefox. It crashes with 30 seconds of attempting to open it. It crashes in safe mode, … (read more)

I submitted a crash report: bp-28bfafdf-37b2-4a4c-b56d-19c690201216 I cannot start Firefox. It crashes with 30 seconds of attempting to open it. It crashes in safe mode, too. I refreshed Firefox. I have installed the latest Firefox (12/16/2020). I have uninstalled Flash Player. I have rebooted. I have no startup.*.cache file in my profiles directory. I have only startup_shaders. I do have two Firefox\Profiles\*.default-* directories. One was created years ago and the other was created on 10th December.

Asked by richard.dempsey 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes randomly

Had to buy a new MacBook Pro yesterday as my old one died. I have been using Firefox as my default browser for years. With the new computer certain websites such as wunde… (read more)

Had to buy a new MacBook Pro yesterday as my old one died. I have been using Firefox as my default browser for years. With the new computer certain websites such as wunderground.com cause Firefox to crash. This happens even in safe mode and with hardware acceleration turned off. Any advice will be deeply appreciated.

Asked by ebethsdad 1 year ago

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XML Parsing Error: no element found

Hi, I've just installed the latest Firefox update (84.0) and now I get the following message where my bookmarks sidebar should be: XML Parsing Error: no element found Loc… (read more)

Hi,

I've just installed the latest Firefox update (84.0) and now I get the following message where my bookmarks sidebar should be:

XML Parsing Error: no element found Location: chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xhtml Line Number 1, Column 1:

The history sidebar works, just not the bookmarks one.

Does anyone have any idea how to fix it?

Debbie

Asked by ffsync.sw 1 year ago

Answered by ffsync.sw 1 year ago

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Firefox 85 has stopped playing video

Using Firefox 85.0b2 (64 bit) Windows 10. Both Firefox and Windows 10 updated themselves in past couple of days. Previously Firefox played videos on YouTube. Now it does … (read more)

Using Firefox 85.0b2 (64 bit) Windows 10. Both Firefox and Windows 10 updated themselves in past couple of days.

Previously Firefox played videos on YouTube. Now it does not. (still image appears, and spinning circle but nothing further; and then YouTube suggests try restarting my device).

Videos still play OK in MS Edge.

I have tried all advice I can find, including clearing Cache, clearing cookies, and resetting Firefox. Starting Firefox in Safe mode. Restarting Windows and Firefox multiple times. Nothing has made any difference.

Can anyone suggest anything else to try??

Asked by chris328 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Characters disappear from text on page

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to w… (read more)

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to webpage body text, the address bar and tab titles also disappear sometimes.

As I'm typing this text characters are randomly being replaced with blank spaces. Firefox is the only application on my computer that seems to have this problem. I have restarted it, reset the user profile, and disable all extensions/add-ons in an attempt to debug but it hasn't seemed to help.

Attached are two screen captures, one where the text has disappeared on me and one after I highlighted the text to bring it back. Note: the address bar and tab titles are blank in both since I didn't highlight/click on them.

Asked by ALongtimeFirefoxUser 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I am having troubles using the web site "The Daily Wire" on this laptop running Windows 10, but only when using the Firefox browser.

I am having troubles using the web site "The Daily Wire" on this laptop running Windows 10. The site will either not open at all, or if it opens, the articles on the site… (read more)

I am having troubles using the web site "The Daily Wire" on this laptop running Windows 10. The site will either not open at all, or if it opens, the articles on the site won't open when clicked on. I have uninstalled and refreshed Firefox, same problem. The site works fine on my desktop PC when using Firefox, and on this laptop when running all other browsers. Any ideas?

Asked by don_brink 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Some websites won't load properly in Firefox but do in other browsers

For a while now, some websites have not worked properly under Firefox, but since the last update I am getting even more problems. I have followed advice on this forum bu… (read more)

For a while now, some websites have not worked properly under Firefox, but since the last update I am getting even more problems. I have followed advice on this forum but nothing has worked. Is there anything I can do or must I stop using Firefox? I am using Firefox 78.5.0esr because my OS is Mac OS 10.11.6 and I can't update it as newer versions won't work with someof my programs.

Asked by eddleetham 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago