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YouTube Video GPU Decoding only works in Troubleshooting Mode

I recently upgraded graphics cards from an Nvidia GTX 1080 to an AMD 6900XT. Since then I noticed video stuttering on YouTube while playing 4k videos, especially noticeab… (read more)

I recently upgraded graphics cards from an Nvidia GTX 1080 to an AMD 6900XT. Since then I noticed video stuttering on YouTube while playing 4k videos, especially noticeable at 4k/60FPS (example video ). Prior to the upgrade, I was not experiencing issues.

I monitored task manager as the video was playing to see CPU usage, which was sitting at 25% (4 core 8 thread CPU). GPU usage was fluctuating from 1-3%.

I tried resetting all the changed configuration options in about:config, removing all add-ons, "Refreshing" Firefox, and ultimately uninstalling and reinstalling. Nothing has worked so far except for "Troubleshooting mode" in about:support. In that mode, I experience no stuttering and GPU usage rises to 25-35% with the video playing, even before I reinstalled.

This most likely isn't a networking issue as the "Stats for nerds" option on the YouTube video shows I have 10-20s of buffer while the video is still stuttering.

I would like to find out what's different about Troubleshooting Mode that is not giving me the same problem while in "Normal Mode". Any advice?

Asked by Jacob 2 years ago

Answered by Jacob 2 years ago

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Logging into TikTok on desktop

Hi After updating to version 99.0. When I try to log into TikTok. This is what I get ( Continue on the TikTok App....For security purposes, continue on the TikTok App.… (read more)

Hi After updating to version 99.0.

When I try to log into TikTok. This is what I get ( Continue on the TikTok App....For security purposes, continue on the TikTok App. Don't have it installed? Text yourself a link to download your app )

I am using Windows 10 Pro on a desktop. When l log in using chrome,I am taking to TikTok web page. I am using same extensions in FF and Chrome.

Cheers

Asked by pedropete 2 years ago

Answered by pedropete 2 years ago

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Reply Window in Slack Thread Will Not Allow Comments

As of last week, I am unable to reply in the reply sidebar in a Slack thread. When I click the reply icon associated with a comment, the sidebar opens and a loading icon… (read more)

As of last week, I am unable to reply in the reply sidebar in a Slack thread. When I click the reply icon associated with a comment, the sidebar opens and a loading icon is displayed for a second but then nothing happens; all I get is a white sidebar. I have updated to 99, shutdown and rebooted, opened Slack in an new window and nothing allows replys. I am running Windows 10 Pro, build 1903, 64 bit, i5 processor, 16 GB RAM. Suggestions?

Asked by Rocket Roger 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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after firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" butt… (read more)

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" button. I have many addons, so it's the global problem.

Also, i can't install any of updates from addons.mozilla.org, i get message "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt". All addon xpi files are downloaded without problem using "save as", also, after clicking "install" on addons website i see download progress.

Please help to resolve this issue!

Asked by Andy 2 years ago

Answered by Andy 1 year ago

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Mozilla Firefox - Manage Bookmarks - Default Folder

Using Firefox version 99.0 (64bit). When I click "Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks, the listing defaults to the "Other Bookmarks" folder. I would like it to default to the … (read more)

Using Firefox version 99.0 (64bit). When I click "Bookmarks / Manage Bookmarks, the listing defaults to the "Other Bookmarks" folder. I would like it to default to the "Bookmarks Menu" folder. How do I make it do that?

Asked by gtadamsesq 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mozilla Firefox ver. 50 not prompting user to install Java plug-in for legacy website

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadshe… (read more)

I have a user who runs SRS/Crystal Reports on their Windows 11 Lenovo laptop, but every time we go to the website where a Java-enabled pop-up window for viewing spreadsheets is supposed to load we keep getting a "A plugin is required to play this content" error message, but no option to install/approve the running of Javascript.

I have downloaded and installed the JRE and JDK on the endpoint device, but still no luck getting Firefox to load it. I am running the 32-bit version of the web browser, not 64-bit, so I am kind of stumped about how to proceed from here.

Is there a place I can manually download/install these Java plug-ins?

Thanks.

Asked by kris.robinson 2 years ago

Answered by kris.robinson 2 years ago

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Pop-up?

Amazon 'Look Inside' pop-up does not work with FF as I've configured FF. Iv'e included a screen snip. I've unchecked block pop-ups but still the 'Look Inside' doesn't … (read more)

Amazon 'Look Inside' pop-up does not work with FF as I've configured FF. Iv'e included a screen snip.

I've unchecked block pop-ups but still the 'Look Inside' doesn't work.

Asked by grsjr-skep 2 years ago

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Firefox passwords

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i n… (read more)

My windows got corrupted had to reinstall everything and this means i have lost my old Firefox account password is there anyway i can get all those saved passwords as i need them. Any help would be great

Asked by Dudman 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Amazon.com "returns and orders" do not load

Amazon.com works on Firefox on my second desktop computer and on my iPhone. It does not work properly on my primary desktop, this one It does work on my desktop using … (read more)

Amazon.com works on Firefox on my second desktop computer and on my iPhone. It does not work properly on my primary desktop, this one It does work on my desktop using Edge. Everything in Amazon.com works on this desktop except I cannot view my previous orders, the link in the upper right corner ""returns and orders." It begins to load but the orders do not load. I cannot see any of them.

I uninstalled Firefox, ran Ccleaner to clean the registry, then it's Health feature, I probably should have restarted after doing that.

I installed a new download of Firefox twice; it fails.

Asked by nantucketbob 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Extensions won't auto-update

I have at least one extension that has had a later version than what I have for days and firefox is not updating it even though everything is set to auto-update. i hate … (read more)

I have at least one extension that has had a later version than what I have for days and firefox is not updating it even though everything is set to auto-update. i hate to have to uninstall/reinstall it since I will lose all the settings I have in place. Any ideas?

The developer says firefox is just waaay behind on extension updates and it isn't their fault.

Asked by mshirley1964 2 years ago

Answered by mshirley1964 2 years ago

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Using mouse wheel scrolling to zoom out of images causes them to zoom too far out

Like the title says, whenever I try to zoom out of an image to make it smaller, it causes the image to zoom out very far in just one scroll "tick". To be more specific, … (read more)

Like the title says, whenever I try to zoom out of an image to make it smaller, it causes the image to zoom out very far in just one scroll "tick".

To be more specific, I'm talking about just scrolling (not using ctrl+scroll). An example would be with Piskel.com where you simply use the scroll wheel to zoom the canvas.

Zooming in is perfectly fine, but when I try to zoom out it seems to zoom out by 3 or 4 ticks. On some websites, such as Piskel, it even it zooms the image out all the way making it very small and impossible to see (It does it with just one scroll tick).

My question is if there is a way to change or fix the zooming, making things zoom out more incrementally. (I recently switched from Chrome which didn't have this problem)

Asked by h0td0gg3r 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Is Firefox being phased out as a browser?

I have just seen a clip on Youtube that concerns me. Is Firefox being phased out as a browser? I hope not. I have been using it for years and it is great. Please let me k… (read more)

I have just seen a clip on Youtube that concerns me. Is Firefox being phased out as a browser? I hope not. I have been using it for years and it is great. Please let me know. Many thanks Anthony

Asked by avwood 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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Firefox doesn't remember the youtube login

I had the same problem like the link below when I use firefox. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/tjxh7s/videos_freeze_when_window_isnt_in_focus/ So, did what th… (read more)

I had the same problem like the link below when I use firefox.

https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/tjxh7s/videos_freeze_when_window_isnt_in_focus/

So, did what the instruction says and it solved the problem regarding discord.

But, since I changed that setting, firefox doesn't remember my google login or dark skin settings of other websites (it was always automatically logged in when I use YouTube. Not like it remembers the password).

How can I solve it? I resetted firefox multiple times.

Asked by bgh1234554 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Amazon, ebay/ other online shopping websites pop up as number 1 result after 1s-2s

whenever I search something that (is / sounds like) a product amazon links or other online shopping links show up as the number 1 results after a short delay. I have been… (read more)

whenever I search something that (is / sounds like) a product amazon links or other online shopping links show up as the number 1 results after a short delay. I have been redirected to amazon many times when I tried to click the #1 result but the amazon link pops up where the #1 result was.I have uplaoded 2 images the one where steam is the #1 result is what i want it to be, the second Image is what happens after a short delay.

Asked by giovanniwells544 2 years ago

Answered by giovanniwells544 2 years ago

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Are McAfee LiveSafe (on Windows 11) and Mozilla Firefox with Mozilla VPN (have and prefer) compatible?

New computer, running Windows 11, McAfee LiveSafe came with for 30 day trial. I use Firefox, have since 1997. Just added Mozilla VPN. Old computer ran Xubuntu. Windows 11… (read more)

New computer, running Windows 11, McAfee LiveSafe came with for 30 day trial. I use Firefox, have since 1997. Just added Mozilla VPN. Old computer ran Xubuntu. Windows 11 needs antivirus because it's Windows. So. How compatible are McAfee LiveSafe and Firefox with Mozilla VPN? What suggestion, if any, does Mozilla have for an antivirus program that will work well for Windows 11 but not mess with Firefox and Mozilla VPN? Thank you.

Asked by mwhesapa 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Word file has no application to open it.

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file… (read more)

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file format docx and doc. But neither are recognised as a valid file type. I realise that Microsoft is a bully and Mozilla may be trying to discourage its use, but I and the students are stuck with Word. How come docs and doc are invalid and how can I persuade Firefox to open them?

Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Printing from Firefox is tiny and confined in the upper left corner

I have tried the scaling options and it makes no difference. For PDF files, I save them. For webpages, I need to workaround and use Edge or Print Screen and past into a W… (read more)

I have tried the scaling options and it makes no difference. For PDF files, I save them. For webpages, I need to workaround and use Edge or Print Screen and past into a Word document.

I am newly running Windows 10 and reinstalled my printer drivers for HP 4520.

Thank you.

Asked by jane.nebelung 2 years ago

Answered by jane.nebelung 2 years ago

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Firefox Prevents Local Machine File Access But Firefox Dev Ed Allows It . . .

Local Machine: Dell Inspiron i5-7200 / 16 GB RAM / Local Op Sys: Ubuntu 20.04LTS Firefox version: 99.0 FFDE version: 100.0b5 Node.js version 14.18.1 npm version 6.14.… (read more)

Local Machine: Dell Inspiron i5-7200 / 16 GB RAM / Local Op Sys: Ubuntu 20.04LTS

Firefox version: 99.0 FFDE version: 100.0b5

Node.js version 14.18.1 npm version 6.14.15


I had a Node.js web app running on my local machine all usual browsers like Firefox, Firefox Dev Ed (FFDE), Chromium, Edge, Opera, etc till recently.

Recently it shows an error when run on Firefox (also on Chromium, Opera and Edge) although continuing to run okay on FFDE.

Firefox Error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at file:///home/sandbar/Desktop/nodeapp-local/undefined. (Reason: CORS request not http).

Edge Error: Access to XMLHttpRequest at 'file:///home/sandbar/Desktop/nodeapp-local/undefined' from origin 'null' has been blocked by CORS policy: Cross origin requests are only supported for protocol schemes: http, data, chrome-extension, edge, https, chrome-untrusted.


Naturally, I need to test the web app on my local machine using several browsers before I should upload it to a server and trial it there.

So how do I configure the browser and/or app to allow access to local machine files ?

Asked by tamjk 2 years ago

Answered by tamjk 1 year ago

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Middle Mouse opens link in 2 tabs / closes 2 tabs constantly

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs… (read more)

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs are closed. Anyone came along this bug? Restarting FF and Windows did not help. Trying to get my notebook charged and check it on my macbook.

TYVM! Best regards, -John.

Asked by rayben1 2 years ago

Answered by rayben1 2 years ago