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Firefox stalls on youtube videos. No other browser does that. Why?

Firefox stalls and stops on youtube videos. Chrome, Chromium, Opera do not. Same computer-Linux Mint-only Firefox fails. Tried reinstall, tried all the answers on the int… (read more)

Firefox stalls and stops on youtube videos. Chrome, Chromium, Opera do not. Same computer-Linux Mint-only Firefox fails. Tried reinstall, tried all the answers on the internet, nothing works. I've used Firefox for years and never had this problem. Guess I'll have to move on unless there is a REAL fix for this

Asked by geosimonis 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

Firefox settings for tracking turned on for Domain incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org but does not stop the tracking.

I use Mint 19.3 and is attached to a hardware product Winston Privacy which due to lack of sales the piece of Hardware is no longer available but the Hardware I have has … (read more)

I use Mint 19.3 and is attached to a hardware product Winston Privacy which due to lack of sales the piece of Hardware is no longer available but the Hardware I have has a Lifetime License in the firmware. My point is the tracking that Mozilla does seems to be very high with Mozilla even though I have turned off the tracking with Firefox. As you can see with the attached file 'ScreenShot1' Pie graph Domain 'incoming.telemetry.mozilla.org' is the majority of the pie which has a count of 61 blocks. File 'ScreenShot2' shows the actual number count for the Domain.

Asked by tsin4 21 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

Preferences explanation

I would like to know if the preferences (found in about:config or prefs.js) are explained in detail somewhere For example, what is browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.ad… (read more)

I would like to know if the preferences (found in about:config or prefs.js) are explained in detail somewhere For example, what is browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.advisoryURL? What values can it have? Why can't preference entries be deleted (not just given a value of "") by the user? Thank you.

Asked by lucchesi.esteban 20 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

"The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message while startup

While startup of Firefox I'm getting the "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message. All because Firefox seem to be too stupid to follow a co… (read more)

While startup of Firefox I'm getting the "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional" error message.

All because Firefox seem to be too stupid to follow a correct symbolic link to place (on another drive) where the file exist and has propper permissions (is accessable).

Thereof, please notify the developers about the described above bug, that it can become quickly fixed. Thanks

Asked by Mcgiwer 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

[Performance issue] Slowness due overextensive virtual memory usage

Hello. I want to report a performance issue (slowness) caused by the overexcesive virtual memory usage by Firefox sub-processess. State description After runing Firefox, … (read more)

Hello. I want to report a performance issue (slowness) caused by the overexcesive virtual memory usage by Firefox sub-processess.

State description

After runing Firefox, I observed in the htop the process of Firefox (and it's sub-processes) and compared it with the about:processes

I had discovered that main Firefox process opens many sub-processess that aren't even used (they does not appear on the mentioned above "about" page).

Additionally, in some mement, at latest one of the created sub-process start to use 28.6 GB of virtual memory, like each of the created by it sub-process. This causes quite big loose of stability of the browser and even system

Asked by Mcgiwer 5 hours ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 5 hours ago

Firefox (Canonical/Ubuntu) snap app can't open external apps does firefox have --classic confinement policy

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows… (read more)

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows that ask for me to select the application to open the link.. When doing this the only option have I have is System Handler and Choose Application.. Neither option is helpful.. This did not happen with firefox packaged with .deb .. I am assuming that this deal with snap sandbox security.. I later read an article

I did a little reading and came across a link https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-snap-introducing-classic-confinement

Which instructed on how to create a snap with --classic confinement.. I am not sure if this will resolve the issue that I am having .. But I didn't find that I could install firefox snap with the --classic option.. I am not that familiar with snaps so I could be completely off but wanted to know if someone could look into it..

I would like to add an image but it doesn't seem like firefox will allow me to on this page. (Browse is not opening a window) Also copy and paste didn't work

Asked by lradical 5 minutes ago

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My full web browser is showing boxes within a number rather than font.

I'm not able to see any of text or description. All i can see is small boxes & numbers inside the box. Please help me resolve this problem. If possible tell me the st… (read more)

I'm not able to see any of text or description. All i can see is small boxes & numbers inside the box. Please help me resolve this problem. If possible tell me the steps. Thank You..!

Asked by pranaypandit1998 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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How to stop firefox closingsibling tabs

Scenario: 1/ I have a search-engine tab open, and open several other pages (tabs) from this 2/ I then close the search-engine tab 3/ Firefox sometimes (not always) pops u… (read more)

Scenario: 1/ I have a search-engine tab open, and open several other pages (tabs) from this 2/ I then close the search-engine tab 3/ Firefox sometimes (not always) pops up a box to warn it's going to close multiple tabs unless I click the box to stop it

How can I stop firefox popping up this box and closing tabs that I never asked it to? I just want it to close the ONE tab that I asked it to. I know there is a setting to stop the box appearing, but that means that the tabs will be closed without warning. That's not what I want.

This is a really annoying "feature" in recent firefox versions and despite much searching, I can't find any solution to it

Asked by Snoozy 1 year ago

Last reply by Snoozy 1 year ago

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Firefox devtools Style Editor shows "post" lines, every Fx restart

If Style Editor is selected (in devtools - Ctrl + Shft + Alt + I) when I restart Firefox to apply changes, scrolling lines showing the browser toolbox connection status, … (read more)

If Style Editor is selected (in devtools - Ctrl + Shft + Alt + I) when I restart Firefox to apply changes, scrolling lines showing the browser toolbox connection status, which files it's accessing, etc., scroll down the screen. It also hides the Style Editor screen, until it finishes (several seconds).

It doesn't do this if any other tools were selected (e.g., Inspector) when Fx is restarted. There's a lot more lines than my screenshot shows (need to scroll on the popup, to see the rest). The only thing I found online (may not be current) said this is a message shown when devtools?? thinks it's taking too long to load.

I didn't see it until now, because I mostly used Inspector. But I don't think there's much loading time difference when Inspector or Debugger were selected when restart begins vs. if Style Editor was selected.

I could click another tool before I restart (I won't remember), but I don't see any problem in the time it takes to reload. I'd like to hide the message & its solid color background, if I could find how / where it's controlled.

Asked by Joebt 1 year ago

Last reply by Joebt 1 year ago

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Cannot scroll down toolbar bookmarks any more

Hi, since I have many bookmarks in my bookmarks toolbar, I get a double arrow (">>") on the right and I click on it to show and scroll the whole of them, and ther… (read more)

Hi,

 since I have many bookmarks in my bookmarks toolbar, I get a double arrow  (">>") on the right and I click on it to show and scroll the whole of them, and there has always been an "^" on the top to scroll up and a "v" at the bottom to scroll down in the list. From some time to now (maybe since 73.0.1, maybe before), the "v" sign disappeared, so I cannot scroll down any more.

Am I missing something or would it be worth to file a bug?

Thank you, Andrea

Firefox 73.0.1, Fedora 31

Asked by angus73 1 year ago

Last reply by angus73 1 year ago

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Cannot load security module in security devices

$ uname -r 5.5.8-200.fc31.x86_64 $ rpm -qa | grep firefox firefox-74.0-3.fc31.x86_64 Unable to load this module -> /usr/lib64/opensc-pkcs11.so … (read more)

$ uname -r 5.5.8-200.fc31.x86_64 $ rpm -qa | grep firefox firefox-74.0-3.fc31.x86_64

Unable to load this module -> /usr/lib64/opensc-pkcs11.so

Asked by OvertGnu 1 year ago

Last reply by user1321319 1 year ago

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No audio from Firefox 74.0 on Pop_OS 19.10

Audio from sites accessed in Firefox 74.0 does not play on my Pop OS 19.10 install. Other applications sound just fine, but Firefox does not. This is the case whether I h… (read more)

Audio from sites accessed in Firefox 74.0 does not play on my Pop OS 19.10 install. Other applications sound just fine, but Firefox does not. This is the case whether I have extensions installed or not, whether I start Firefox in safe mode or not.

I've followed the relevant steps in the support articles on fixing sound problems. (Pulse audio version 12.2-2 is already installed and functions properly with other applications.)

Asked by brian.hochhalter 1 year ago

Last reply by brian.hochhalter 1 year ago

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address bar does not "highlight". Have to delete/backspace previous address now???

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to … (read more)

Previously, the address bar would highlight after a click. Only needed to start typing the new address. Now I must backspace or delete the current address in order to type a new one. How do I change it back? I just switched to a Linux OS from Windows.

Asked by zvoto 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to disable this new stupid behavior, when click on address bar results showing automatically

browser.urlbar.update1 settings doesn't help Whit this settings in false, when I click on address bar, top sites appear automatically. I hate this behavior so much and th… (read more)

browser.urlbar.update1 settings doesn't help Whit this settings in false, when I click on address bar, top sites appear automatically. I hate this behavior so much and thinking to switch to google chrome even

Asked by webcapcha 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox take very much CPU and MEMORY

Hello everyone, one month back, after coupe of years, trying switch to mozzila ecosystem and have big trouble with Firefox CPU and Memory. The Firefox process CPU 54.5% … (read more)

Hello everyone, one month back, after coupe of years, trying switch to mozzila ecosystem and have big trouble with Firefox CPU and Memory. The Firefox process CPU 54.5% and 5.8 MEM and Web content process CPU 108% (!!!!) and 16% MEM

My Firefox run only with 5 tabs WITHOUT facebook etc. Trying disabled all addons (have no add themes), trying restart browser, restart system safe-mode, task manager dont show some extra energy impact, reduced HW acceleration, nothing happens.. When i work with GIMP, inkscape and many other apps in row i dont have mayor problems with RAM or CPU.

Please, what can be wrong ?

My system: SYSTEM: Linux vanauss-desktop 5.3.0-46-generic #38~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 31 04:17:56 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

CPU

  • -core
      description: Motherboard
      physical id: 0
    *-memory
         description: System memory
         physical id: 0
         size: 7918MiB
    *-cpu
         product: AMD FX(tm)-8300 Eight-Core Processor
         vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD]
         physical id: 1
         bus info: cpu@0
         size: 1396MHz
         capacity: 3300MHz
         width: 64 bits
         capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc cpuid extd_apicid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq monitor ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 popcnt aes xsave avx f16c lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs xop skinit wdt fma4 tce nodeid_msr tbm topoext perfctr_core perfctr_nb cpb hw_pstate ssbd ibpb vmmcall bmi1 arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save tsc_scale vmcb_clean flushbyasid decodeassists pausefilter pfthreshold lwp cpufreq


Many thanks in advance, i will be sad if i must uninstall firefox...

Van

Asked by vanauss 1 year ago

Last reply by Senali Madawala 1 year ago

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Closing Firefox in a particular time

Hello guys You know there are useful commands like "shutdown 01:28" on the terminal in Linux. But I need close only firefox because I don't want to close the entire sys… (read more)

Hello guys You know there are useful commands like "shutdown 01:28" on the terminal in Linux. But I need close only firefox because I don't want to close the entire system.

I need to close Firefox or any tab in an hour or half-hour or an adjustable time.

Do you have any suggestions for me? Thanks


By the way, have I to add tags for rapid solution?

Asked by maxemilian 1 year ago

Last reply by maxemilian 1 year ago