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Firefox 83 broke fonts on youtube (when hardware acceleration is enabled)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog. When hardware acceleration is … (read more)

After updating to FF 83.0 something has changed in font rendering. Another update breaks something for me and another silence in changelog.

When hardware acceleration is enabled in firefox settings I observe that fonts which are overlayed on youtube videos have ugly chromatic aberration effect around them and they are much thinner than they should be. When I disable hardware acceleration they are fine - they look the same as on different browsers, for example Brave.

Is there any way to fix font rendering without need to disable hardware acceleration?

example images with description in attachment

Asked by Piterk 1 year ago

Last reply by Piterk 1 year ago

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decreased performanced

Hi. Unfortunately, after the recent update of the Mozilla Firefox application, the application usage of my system memory has increased terribly. Before the update, it u… (read more)

Hi. Unfortunately, after the recent update of the Mozilla Firefox application, the application usage of my system memory has increased terribly. Before the update, it used about 5-10% of memory, but now it has about 40-55%, which is really strange and problematic. Please fix this problem immediately.

Asked by Ali Ghane 10 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 10 months ago

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Unwanted Update

Is it possible to undo an unwanted update of Firefox after it has replace a 32 bit with 64 bit service and has eliminated every thing I had on installed over the past fou… (read more)

Is it possible to undo an unwanted update of Firefox after it has replace a 32 bit with 64 bit service and has eliminated every thing I had on installed over the past four or five years?

Asked by w2mclark 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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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 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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search results diplay

firefox search results have changed when i query for "news"; everyday i search for news by simply entering the word news into the browser. The results always were precede… (read more)

firefox search results have changed when i query for "news"; everyday i search for news by simply entering the word news into the browser. The results always were preceded by a scroll able header that had a picture relevant to article and story and the underneath was a list of news sites ( like CBC, CNN, MSNBC, etc)... now when i type in my query ( the word "news") the results displayed still list all the news sites but the header with pictures and story has disappeared - can anyone help?

Asked by jackhannem 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Code writing for AddOn concerning screenshot (current firefox 95)

Hello I have seen the recent changes to the toolbar screenshot functionalities, the ":screenshot" developer console command, and the command line headless option. Concer… (read more)

Hello I have seen the recent changes to the toolbar screenshot functionalities, the ":screenshot" developer console command, and the command line headless option.

Concerning latest Firefox 95 I wonder if it was possible to call any of these functionalities from an addOn (popup menu), providing parameters as in command line (fullpage, visible), and the folder. I am developing my first addon to customize firefox to my needs.

Thanks for attention Luca

Asked by 01BenattiLuca 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Outrageous latest update

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background f… (read more)

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background for the home page - and no alternative anywhere to switch this back to white or any other options. Do i want to install a plugin for this simple basic option - hell no, i'd rather get rid of FF as my default browser if you think you can play dictators too now. What i miserable attitude you people have. If you change for life )white) to dead (black) you might as well declare you are on your way out as a browser - or offer the option to change that bg color real quick

Asked by rmworldwide 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

Installed add-on missing author link information

Not sure when it happened, but some of the information for an installed add-on is missing. There is no author link or a homepage link. When I search the mozilla add-ons w… (read more)

Not sure when it happened, but some of the information for an installed add-on is missing. There is no author link or a homepage link. When I search the mozilla add-ons website I can't find the add-on anymore.

This is the add-on name and version:

Downloader for Instagram™ 1.0.4 June 3, 2020

I don't know why the Mozilla add-ons website doesn't detect what add-ons the user has installed when you search. That would be very helpful and why it isn't a default feature is dumb.

You have users sign in to the add-on account, why not include that feature to make things easier.

I'm guessing the solution is remove the add-on and hope another one can do what I installed the other add-on for.

I noticed the icon for this add-on appears in the overflow area of the toolbar. When I click on the icon it opens a link to a page that no longer exists when I search Google and the wayback machine archive site.

Firefox should find out if this happens and notify users that an add-on is defunct.

Anyway, here's the website associated with the add-on.

https://www.igsave.net/

Asked by ScandalMac 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

Can't Log into Gmail or Yahoo Mail

For a while now, I've been unable to log into my gmail/google voice and yahoo mail accounts in FF. I've got two-step verification enabled for both. For gmail/google voi… (read more)

For a while now, I've been unable to log into my gmail/google voice and yahoo mail accounts in FF. I've got two-step verification enabled for both. For gmail/google voice, after I two-step verify, I end up back at the page where I enter my email address. For Yahoo mail, after I two step verify, countless windows showing the page where I enter my email start popping up, and I have to close FF to get it to stop.

Help please!

Asked by kazusanoca-ffsync 3 months ago

Last reply by kazusanoca-ffsync 3 months ago

Missing bookmarks

As if this morning, all my bookmarks have disappeared. I did a Firefox search for the problem and got a page titled "My bookmarks have disappeared". I followed the dire… (read more)

As if this morning, all my bookmarks have disappeared. I did a Firefox search for the problem and got a page titled "My bookmarks have disappeared". I followed the directions:

1. Click on the menu button to open the menu panel. Click Bookmarks and then click the Manage Bookmarks bar at the bottom. 2. In the Library window, click the Import and Backup button and then select Restore. 3. Select the backup you want to restore from the list of dated automatic backups.

   You can also select Choose File...to restore bookmarks from the manual backup, if you created one.

4. After confirming your choice, the bookmarks from the backup you selected will be restored.

The backup was not restored. I need help.

Asked by Jazz Record Center 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Can't login on Synchrony Bank for Amazon Credit Card

Can't get a login page to load on Synchrony Bank for Amazon Credit Card since update. Using Google Chrome to get into my account. Called Synchrony, they say it's Firefox … (read more)

Can't get a login page to load on Synchrony Bank for Amazon Credit Card since update. Using Google Chrome to get into my account. Called Synchrony, they say it's Firefox since update. Can't call anyone at Firefox, no phone numbers available nor do they provide an email address, not right. How do I get someone at Firefox to fix this problem?

Asked by Alp60 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago