Update from 91ESR to 102 ESR and a question and a bug, perhaps

Hi folks, Forced to update (expected) and 102 ran like two flat tires and no spare whil eI had no issues with 91. MANY hours of searching got me reasonably successful in … (read more)

Hi folks,

Forced to update (expected) and 102 ran like two flat tires and no spare whil eI had no issues with 91. MANY hours of searching got me reasonably successful in acceptable performance. But two problems, one which could easily be a bug:

1. I can find no way including in about:config to enable lazy tab loading. In other words, open a group but not load each tab until it is clicked on.

Where did that go?

2. This one is more unique. I have a desktop install of ESR and a portable ESR install on a thumb drive. For MANY years I backed up bookmarks on my desktop and restored them to FF on my thumb drive. Now, after I shut down the portable (which takes a very long time) there are multiple bookmarks. Html files that seem to merge on shutdown. Problem is, on the thumb drive this is not completed before FF shutdown and the processes closed. Results in damaged bookmark files and a crash EVERY time.

IF I drag the copy of FF ESR portable to my desktop and perform the same procedure, no problems. So somehow on a USB 3 thumb drive the process of merging bookmarks. Html files is too slow and will cause a crash consistently.

Any suggestions or should I file a bug report?

Asked by in4m8n 3 days ago

Last reply by in4m8n 2 days ago

Can no longer play media with Firefox ESR 102.x

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox. No video will play in youtube, for instance… (read more)

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox.

No video will play in youtube, for instance (it just loads endlessly as if it would start, but it doesn't).

Can't use radio websites either. Anything with a "play" button (video or sound) does nothing.

This has been tested with a clean profile, a clean install, after allowing autoplay in the settings.

Is there any info on what exactly changed between ESR 91 and 102 that might explain this ? There has been no system change, If I reinstall 91 instead it works again as usual.

No issues anywhere else on the endpoints (Edge, Windows), this is on Windows 10 if it makes any difference.

Tanks for any help on this.

Asked by OdeonFF 5 days ago

Last reply by OdeonFF 7 hours ago

Need Human Support. Is that possible?

My Firefox has intermittently (but many times a day) been been slow loading, often simply refusing to load at all. Clicking a link to open in a new tab often opens the t… (read more)

My Firefox has intermittently (but many times a day) been been slow loading, often simply refusing to load at all. Clicking a link to open in a new tab often opens the tab but the tab says "New Tab" with an oscillating dot on the left. After a few minutes the dot stops and nothing displays. Often clicking something in Google News the new tab says "Opening " and then the Google URL. The page sometimes displays after a couple of minutes but sometimes never does.

I've disabled all my plugins except LastPass, but that doesn't help. My IT Support company hasn't been able to help. I tweeted Firefox and they suggested I DM them. I've done that, even sending a couple of illustrative screen videos. But no oikne has ever responded to my Twitter DM.

Is there any way to talk to a live person and share my screen to get some help?

If not, I'll need to abandon Firefox as my default browser after many, many years. It's become a real productivity-killer.

Asked by BillTreloar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by BillTreloar 6 days ago

RSS in older versions

I use RSS a lot. Therefore I use this browser 60.9.0esr on my PC and prevent updates in settings. I do not know why the laptop "updates" always to some other edition (68.… (read more)

I use RSS a lot. Therefore I use this browser 60.9.0esr on my PC and prevent updates in settings.

I do not know why the laptop "updates" always to some other edition (68.12 ?) which does not have rss despite prevention of mine in settings NOT to update.

What is the latest edition which has rss ?

Asked by Pati 1 week ago

Last reply by Pati 4 days ago

Firefox causes my news feed on facebook to scroll by its self

When I scroll to the bottom of my news feed on Facebook, the page scrolls by it's self, I'm NOT touching anything and the page scrolls up and down. been that way for a mo… (read more)

When I scroll to the bottom of my news feed on Facebook, the page scrolls by it's self, I'm NOT touching anything and the page scrolls up and down. been that way for a month now 8-16-22

Asked by crapjunkmail 1 month ago

Last reply by crapjunkmail 4 days ago

Edit Firefox Dictionary

Accidentally added a misspelling to the Firefox dictionary. Thought it would be easy to locate and edit the dictionary. Enabled 'show hidden files.' On XYplorer, and Wi… (read more)

Accidentally added a misspelling to the Firefox dictionary. Thought it would be easy to locate and edit the dictionary.

Enabled 'show hidden files.'

On XYplorer, and Windows File Explorer can find not a single trace of 'persdict.dat' in my profiles folder.

It would be really helpful if you could advise what the next step would be. Thanks.

Asked by sra97 10 hours ago

Last reply by sra97 7 hours ago

Firefox doesn't work normally at lastest version in some website.

No, it is not problem about updating. i re-installed windows and firefox over 10 times, and 103 version with my laptop works great. but same version and same site with my… (read more)

No, it is not problem about updating. i re-installed windows and firefox over 10 times, and 103 version with my laptop works great. but same version and same site with my desktop doesn't work.

but when i installed 99 version on my desktop and finally i found that it works fine!

however i know the dangerous about using outdated browser... any idea...?

Asked by gpangmin 1 month ago

Last reply by gpangmin 5 days ago

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox?

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox? Can this be done with firefox or with the operatingsystem itself? After all i know for a fact that the bromite android b… (read more)

How to BLOCK systemtimezone detection in Firefox? Can this be done with firefox or with the operatingsystem itself? After all i know for a fact that the bromite android browser has this feature and it works. I noticed that disabling javascript blocks systemtimedetection, but it also basically renders the browsers useless for my purposes.. are there specific javascript config settings regarding systemtimezone detection? I really feel that when a website spys on my systemtimezone this is a breach of privacy as this goes beyond the browsers im using to view the website but instead directly access information about my system, im not ok with that... Using a virtualmachine just to fake systemtimezone cannot be the solution, this is ridiculous.

By the way, i hope Mozilla won't let down support for Manivest v2 ever, there is a chance firefox will gain a boost in users after google pushing Manivest v3 that hard... making adblock useless, what a shame.

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 5 days ago

Last reply by Firefox_Beginner 2 days ago

Sort by multiple tags in bookmarks

Hi, I'm struggling with how to sort my many bookmarks. Not sure if a bookmark should be in a sub-directory and/or I add multiple tags. I've thought of adding them to gen… (read more)

Hi,

I'm struggling with how to sort my many bookmarks. Not sure if a bookmark should be in a sub-directory and/or I add multiple tags. I've thought of adding them to generalized directories and then adding as many tags as needed, but am not able to search/select multiple tags in the Library window. Any pointers on what is a good way to do this?

I have things like Coding, Learning, Tools. But then also Git, PHP, Linux. I can't figure out how to sort all these :( Thanks for any input you may have.

Cheers.

Asked by seedsca 1 week ago

Last reply by seedsca 5 days ago

Fire fox flickers

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing … (read more)

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing down Firefox" yet it never says what site, and when Firefox is the only site open, it still does it.

Asked by crapjunkmail 1 month ago

Last reply by crapjunkmail 4 days ago

Firefox main menu bar clicking

Hi there , I need help regarding the main menu bar (history , bookmarks , tools help etc) , I want the sub-menu to become visible just by hovering(not by clicking) - anyo… (read more)

Hi there , I need help regarding the main menu bar (history , bookmarks , tools help etc) , I want the sub-menu to become visible just by hovering(not by clicking) - anyone has any idea? actually , I can not find the right selector to approach the solution. Thanks. look4

Asked by look4 1 week ago

Last reply by look4 5 days ago

Streaming Audio onlone

Firefox V105.0 64bit Win10 Pro - when streaming Audio, data download is too slow. The Player eventually catches up with the downloaded data and simply Quits when there is… (read more)

Firefox V105.0 64bit Win10 Pro - when streaming Audio, data download is too slow. The Player eventually catches up with the downloaded data and simply Quits when there is none left. This has never been a problem before until this last update . . . . I have tried with Avast's Secure Browser and with MS Edge Browser and BOTH these stream WELL AHEAD of playback - so the problem doesn't arise . . . . With these two Browsers playing an 8 minute .mp3, by the time the player has reached 5 minutes, ALL the remaining data has been downloaded . . . . I made a video from the screen (Bandicam) but the <add images> doesn't allow it . . . . Any Ideas? Or perhaps I wait for the next update and hope it gets fixed . . . . ATB Chris

Asked by c.n.miller 2 days ago

Last reply by c.n.miller 1 day ago

Banking logon page is distorted

I have been using Firefox for accessing my desktop online banking for some years. In the last few days, the images on the part of the logon page that requires card and s… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for accessing my desktop online banking for some years. In the last few days, the images on the part of the logon page that requires card and security details are stretched laterally, which prevents use. The text seems normal. See attached screenshot.

I can shrink the image to fit my screen, but I have not entered any details. The bank has checked their end and cannot find anything wrong: suggested that I switch browser - which worked.

I prefer to continue with Firefox, so wish to find a fix. Have I got some malware on-board, or is it an update issue?

I use Norton for security, and I've done a full sweep having updated. Nothing found. I use CCleaner very regularly - nothing found after checking for updates.

What do I need to do now, please?

Asked by paul.m.adams 6 days ago

Last reply by paul.m.adams 3 days ago

Error message when signing in to Sync

I've got an old Windows XP computer running version 52.9.0. I'm trying to sign in to Sync (so I can sync with my new Windows 10 computer) but when I try on the old machi… (read more)

I've got an old Windows XP computer running version 52.9.0. I'm trying to sign in to Sync (so I can sync with my new Windows 10 computer) but when I try on the old machine I get this error message:

Blocked by Content Security Policy

This page has a content security policy that prevents it from being loaded in this way.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this way because the page has a content security policy that disallows it.

I've signed in on the new computer, not that it matters.

Is the any way I can connect to Sync?

Asked by mwashenko 1 month ago

Last reply by mwashenko 4 days ago

Firefox (and firefox only) does not play audio of any kind on any device or site

Good morning. As the title suggests, Firefox suddenly doesn't work after a windows 10 update a few days ago. The videos play, but the audio doesn't work. Microsoft Edge p… (read more)

Good morning. As the title suggests, Firefox suddenly doesn't work after a windows 10 update a few days ago. The videos play, but the audio doesn't work. Microsoft Edge plays audio smoothly.

I tried to: - Clean the cache - Clean cookies - Check permissions for sites (automatically play Audio / Video etc.) - Restore Mozilla - Restart PC - Uninstall Mozilla - Check in the volume mixer that Mozilla was not muted - Check that the tab wasn´t muted. - Check in Settings > Sound to see that Mozilla is present among the various programs used by the Sound Card - Checked if Mozilla played with another account - Used Troubleshooting mode

I don´t know what else to do, I don´t recall touching anything but Bluetooth Settings from time to time to reconnect my Headphones.

Asked by diego.vida95 5 days ago

Last reply by diego.vida95 5 days ago

Bookmarks toolbar Tab Gets Opened in a new tab when clicked on it instead of the same tab I am in.

When I click on any tab from the bookmarks toolbar it opens in a new tab but before it use to open in the same tab (the one I was in) except for new tab. For Ex - I am us… (read more)

When I click on any tab from the bookmarks toolbar it opens in a new tab but before it use to open in the same tab (the one I was in) except for new tab. For Ex - I am using YouTube and then I clicked on Google Drive (from Bookmarks toolbar) then Google Drive opens in a new tab instead of getting opened in the same YouTube tab. Before it didn't use to happen but now its happening, idk why. Please resolve this as soon as possible.

Asked by Frazix 5 days ago

Last reply by Frazix 4 days ago

Safari to Firefox....UGH

After the introduction of Safari years ago, I have finally recently switched to Firefox. I like it, but the font thing is about to send me packing. I just cannot get a de… (read more)

After the introduction of Safari years ago, I have finally recently switched to Firefox. I like it, but the font thing is about to send me packing. I just cannot get a decent automatic display of all websites. I never had an issue with Safari. Example: Gmail's body section is way too small, no matter how much I try to enlarge it, it just doesn't want to enlarge. I mean, this is really a hassle. Is there a simple setting in Firefox that can duplicate Safari's handling of text/fonts? I really would like to use it as my default browser, but it's really getting annoying.

Asked by hikerwest2014 11 hours ago

Last reply by hikerwest2014 2 hours ago

Firefox 52ESR and old version of java runtime

Hello. I am in need to open www site of Swegon AHU unit which is built on java. I have two installed java versions, 1.8 (one of latest of this branch) and 1.6. Problem is… (read more)

Hello. I am in need to open www site of Swegon AHU unit which is built on java. I have two installed java versions, 1.8 (one of latest of this branch) and 1.6. Problem is the AHU site is not working with anything newer than 1.6. I can't find proper solution for opening site with version 1.6 without much issues or much asking from browser. I need version 1.8 of java for daily use, and 1.6 is only for mentioned device. I tried to disable java 1.8 in java control panel but it doesn't seem to have any influence. I try to open site in Firefox 52ESR because for my knowledge is it one of latest browser which supported java. The problem is, Firefox each time is asking me what version to select for each class which must be loaded, and these classes are many for one page. It makes working with AHU a pain in azz. Everything because java is out-of-date. I know it is, but I don't have any option - these devices are not mine, and I can't upgrade firmware on myself, and can't force customer to do this. And I don't even know if there is any upgrade for them. I looked in internet but didn't find anything suitable for my case. Is there anything I can do with java or firefox 52ESR settings to make this site works flawless? I set applet in Firefox to not asking when activate java, but it still nagging me with questions and requires confirmations. I can't bypass it. I tried to use Internet Explorer 11 but there it is even worse, because out-of-date java is not allowed to run, no matter what settings i made in application. Please help.

Asked by zygdresze1 5 days ago

Last reply by zygdresze1 4 days ago

Infected profile

Every time I open FF bitdefender alerts to using this Condom to protect me. I do a complete system scan with various programs and nothing is found. Something is amok with… (read more)

Every time I open FF bitdefender alerts to using this Condom to protect me. I do a complete system scan with various programs and nothing is found. Something is amok with either FF or Bitdefender. Who has the answer?

The file C:\Users\rapal\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\83asnv9o.default-release-1656238612941\cache2\entries\25BB8E4AEF07AA842B8C1FB849CFC47C9350A7EC has been detected as infected. Bitdefender deleted this item, your device is safe.

The file C:\Users\rapal\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\83asnv9o.default-release-1656238612941\cache2\entries\81C7AA7E22A4F2EA945F9EB30BF509393D18F6C8=>(REMOVED_NULLS)=>(INFECTED_JS) is infected with JS:Trojan.Cryxos.9571 and was moved to quarantine. It is recommended that you run a System Scan to make sure your system is clean.

Thank you, Poor White Boy

Asked by Poor White Boy 5 days ago

Last reply by Poor White Boy 4 days ago