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when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update for Firefox about 3 weeks go.. thanks for any info

when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update f… (read more)

when i have only 4 web pages running ,when look in task manager it showing 16 or 17 processes running for Firefox ..different then before,, just started after update for Firefox about 3 weeks go.. thanks for any info

Asked by issacmat 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (read more)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Media keys not working on Firefox browser

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek b… (read more)

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek back, forward and pause buttons. It's kind of annoying that I have to open the background tab where the media is playing and pause it with space or my mouse when I could simply hit the pause button while working. I've tried disabling and re-enabling media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled in about:config but nothing happened :( Thanks.

Asked by soapmuncher 1 month ago

Got a "Secure Connection Failed" message when my e-mail worked JUST FINE just an hour ago, why not now?

I hope you can help me, because I have only this ONE e-mail address for EVERYTHING. I have NEVER gotten this message before, & there is NO reason I should be getting … (read more)

I hope you can help me, because I have only this ONE e-mail address for EVERYTHING. I have NEVER gotten this message before, & there is NO reason I should be getting it now. I was JUST THERE, IN my e-mail account & it worked just fine. I am still on the same browser section & went to check for an incoming message & Firefox won't let me into my ONLY e-mail account, for NO good reason. I DEMAND some HELP getting into my E-MAIL. I NEED ACCESS to this account. I do EVERYTHING through that account, & I HAVE NO other. PLEASE HELP!!!!! *NOW*!!! I'm PANICKING! RESPOND IMMEDIATELY. I would also include a screenshot, but your STUPID new browser updates no longer ALLOW me to. I'm starting to HATE this new Firefox, it SUCKS, just so you know. I need IMMEDIATE help, so someone had BETTER get to me in a CHAT right NOW. I CAN'T get an E-MAIL from you, because YOU WON'T LET ME IN to my ONLY e-mail account, so WHAT am I supposed to do NOW? You can't even CONTACT me. I'll tell you what, yes you can. You WILL have SOMEONE call me at THIS number IMMEDIATELY to HELP me get into my E-MAIL account > 1 - 719 - 890 -1660 > THANK you.

Asked by windsinger5 3 weeks ago

Last reply by windsinger5 3 weeks ago

PDF no longer opening from website

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, … (read more)

Opening PDF files from websites always worked, but now for some reason this no longer works. A new tab quickly opens, but immediately closes again. Could be the website, but how do I find out.

Simply downloading PDFs from another website works fine.

Asked by alfingfabri 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Firefox Lockwise

The storage of Logins & Passwords needs a new feature. The system lacks the ability to store a Nickname (aka Note/Comment) to each login entry. Some domains are dif… (read more)

The storage of Logins & Passwords needs a new feature. The system lacks the ability to store a Nickname (aka Note/Comment) to each login entry. Some domains are different than the commonly known website name.

For example, the recipe website Cook'n is a section under the URL https://www.dvo.com/. When I search logins for "cook", Cook'n is not shown.

Asked by Joel 1 week ago

Laptop Slowdown - Task Manager Shows Almost 100% Memory Usage

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - than… (read more)

Hello - first I just want to acknowledge how great it is to have a free browser, and the great work the (un-or underpaid) Mozilla team has done lo these many years - thank you.

Okay, just want to put this out there but it seems sometime after version 90 of my Firefox browser I am seeing extreme slowdowns on my underwhelming Dell 5520 Inspiron laptop, circa 2014, running Windows 8.1. I also have Malwarebytes and Avast Premium Antivirus running together. My last Windows update was about two weeks ago (11 Nov 2021). My Firefox browser is currently 94.0.2.

I have noticed this four times. I typically browse Reddit but sometimes it's with Youtube. This is normally the scenario: 1) Launch browser; 2) navigate to website; 3) keep tab open for several hours and in many cases my laptop will go to sleep at least once; 4) at some point after waking up PC, logging in then continuing to browse, a warning banner in Firefox will tell me "This website is slowing your browser down. Stop it?", but if I wait at least 5 seconds it will automatically clear; 5) launch Task Manager - which is not easy because of what is going on but after 30-60 seconds it will appear; 6) notice that memory usage is extremely high and most processes are coming to a halt; 7) close Firefox and thing return to normal after 30-45 seconds. I've attached some before and after screenshots. The "before" is after browsing Reddit for about 3 hours and my laptop went to sleep twice; the "after" is when Firefox was closed (two tabs were open - one Reddit, the other Youtube) and then waiting about 30 seconds. Firefox instances take a little time to disappear from Task Manager, apparently.

Lots of variables to consider here: Latest antivirus program not working well? Extensions? (I have three extensions - Adblock Plus, Privacy Badger and Ecosia Search) Perhaps Firefox itself? Motherboard/DIMMs that is/are overdue for the landfill? Windows sucks? (rhetorical).

I guess I am not really looking for help but instead just want to log this as a heads-up to anyone who is encountering the same problem under the same conditions. I will continue experimenting with refreshing my instance of Firefox and possibly turning off browsers/antivirus components in a selective manner to see if it makes any difference. There is also the possibility that a Windows Update has broken something so maybe a restore point is in order here.

Thanks again for offering such a great product.

- Ngo

Asked by ngowun 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

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How Firefox has been acting since last couple of updates

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the p… (read more)

I have a number of bookmarked pages. When I open a new window and then select the bookmarked page i want to open, FF switches tyo another ALREADY OPEN TAB and loads the page there removing the page that was opened. EX: I use both regular FF and Private windows on my screen and switch from one to the other according to the loaded pages I am using. When I open a new tab in private windows and try to get FF to open a bookmarked page, it will switch to my open tabs under regular FF instead of opening the bookmarked page in the new private windows page it will REPLACE an open page. This happens a lot with my YouTube pages which I leave open during the day to listen to binaural beat music in the background while I am working. What's up with that? Why doesn't the bookmarked page open in a new private windows tab?

I also noticed that when I leave pages open during the day in both private and regular FF now (since the most recent update)and go back to them, I often have to reload the whole page instead of just allowing me to go directly to something on that page.

I have been dodging the most recent updates because with each new update there seems to be more and more CONTROL from your side, and less freedom on our side of the screen. Is this purposeful? If so, WHY?!!!

Asked by pwaiolena1 7 months ago

Answered by TNorth 7 months ago

No way they deleted all my bookmarks despite asking em to sync for this reason for yuears

Instead of cloning bookmarks I decide to listen to firefox new technology and their asking for sync all the time, i sync i restart firefox and I don-t have my bookmarks a… (read more)

Instead of cloning bookmarks I decide to listen to firefox new technology and their asking for sync all the time, i sync i restart firefox and I don-t have my bookmarks anymore how do i recover them where is my site history where are my passwords why man, just make it cLEAR PUT IT IN CAPS DONT SAY U CANS AVE YOUR BOOKMARKS AND THEN SAY ACTUALLY U CANT

Asked by totcullen123 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

google problem

Used firefor for well over 10 years never a problem. but today i try to get google to load and i keep getting. the message below. Did Not Connect: Potential Security Iss… (read more)

Used firefor for well over 10 years never a problem. but today i try to get google to load and i keep getting. the message below.


Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.google.com because this web site 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 web site, 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 web site’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by gpusey8871 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Themes bugged ?

I wanted to install a dark theme, which I did, but then i noticed something strange(screenshot), what even is this? Is this a bug? Is it intended? My dark theme accompani… (read more)

I wanted to install a dark theme, which I did, but then i noticed something strange(screenshot), what even is this? Is this a bug? Is it intended? My dark theme accompanied by the default minimize, maximize and close buttons, I've checked other themes and even those recommended to me by default in the themes tab and it's the same problem.

Is this fixable?

Asked by mmbnxt 1 month ago

bookmarks

when i clicked on the toolbar, my bookmarks would drop down, but for months i have to click it once, then choose bookmarks, then it brings up my list? i dont know what i… (read more)

when i clicked on the toolbar, my bookmarks would drop down, but for months i have to click it once, then choose bookmarks, then it brings up my list? i dont know what i did or how to change it back

Asked by stvh2 1 month ago

How to remove (for good) FF message window after screenshot

After I take a screenshot -- using the very handy FF command that now sits on my address bar -- a message box opens in the bottom right of the screen that says, Duh, "you… (read more)

After I take a screenshot -- using the very handy FF command that now sits on my address bar -- a message box opens in the bottom right of the screen that says, Duh, "your shot was copied to the clipboard" and then gives instructions for pasting it. Although that seems to be fairly elemental information that is unnecessary, even if there is a good reason to keep it, must that message window always be in the same position? That is really a problem as it obscures one's ability to navigate on a page upon which he may be working. Look at the attachment. The FF window is covering the location where I want to put my cursor to work on that page that is in the background. In this case, I wanted to make sure the cursor was positioned in a different place for another screenshot I might put there (below the existing one).

Since I'm familiar with pasting or copying the screenshot and how to do that before this window opens, how can I remove for all screenshots, now and in the future, this window opening?

Thank you.

Asked by Txasslm 3 weeks ago