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New Page Pocket recomendations re-enabling periodically

Issue: The "Recommended stories" setting for the new tab default home page periodically re-enables itself. Version Info: Firefox 124.0.1 (64-bit) OS: Linux Mint 21.1 C… (read more)

Issue: The "Recommended stories" setting for the new tab default home page periodically re-enables itself.

Version Info: Firefox 124.0.1 (64-bit) OS: Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon

Additional Information:

  • I do not use pocket, at all
  • All settings that I can find related to pocket are disabled
  • I do use Firefox Sync, however the other device (124.0.1 (64-bit) on pop_os!) does not have this issue
  • Does not correlate to version updates (Mint has automatic updates disabled in policies)
  • Does not occur after a simple restart

I am tired of disabling this setting and having it return seemingly randomly. I have no interest in these stories, and consider them spam.

Please assist me in determining why this is happening on this device and how we can go about preventing it going forward.

Thanks, Steven

Asked by FIGBird 3 days ago

Last reply by FIGBird 1 hour ago

Firefox browser starts flickering when maximized and when the theme is dark.

Hello, I'm using samsung odyssey g7 32' monitor connected to my laptop with a rtx 2060. The monitor is connected with a minidisplay port to display port cable. The proble… (read more)

Hello, I'm using samsung odyssey g7 32' monitor connected to my laptop with a rtx 2060. The monitor is connected with a minidisplay port to display port cable. The problem doesn't occur on the laptop screen but it does on the samsung screen. The flickering stops when i make the window a little smaller. I am using KDE plasma 6.0.3 but the problem was also present when i was using Hyprland as my desktop enviroment. I tried troubleshoot mode but nothing changed. I am seeking help. Thanks.

Asked by ersandemircan57 7 hours ago

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Gmail endless login loop (but only in Firefox)

Hi I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless… (read more)

Hi

I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless loop on the Gmail login page. I select my account, enter my password, then get sent back to the account selection page.

The problem seems to be relating to me trying to link two Gmail addresses so that mail from one is forwarded to the other. I set up one account this way without any issue, but when I went to do it with a different account, I got an error code. After that, I was logged out of Gmail in Firefox and haven't been able to log back in.

Things I've tried so far:

  • Using a different browser. I can log in without issues in Chrome.
  • Logging in with a different method. Neither my password nor my passkey work.
  • Logging in with a different Gmail account. All of my accounts seem to be stuck in this way.
  • Disabling all my extensions. This doesn't help.
  • Clearing Firefox's cache. No luck here.
  • Restarting Firefox and restarting my PC. Turning it off and on again doesn't fix it.
  • Contacting Google support. They said they think it's a browser issue as I don't have any problems using Chrome.
  • Using Firefox's private browsing mode. This does work and I can log in to Gmail. However, I don't know exactly what the problem is because I've disabled all my extensions and cleared the cache in regular browsing mode and still can't log in that way.

So I have a partial solution (using Firefox's private browsing mode) but it's not a long-term fix. What else can I try? Has anyone else seen this problem before and been able to fix it?

Asked by alexblake2 10 hours ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 hours ago

Firefox Extremely Slow Loading of Pages that Load Quickly in Chrome

This has been happening to me with recent updates of Firefox, and I am very close to dumping a browser that I have used for years because of it. I go to load pages and it… (read more)

This has been happening to me with recent updates of Firefox, and I am very close to dumping a browser that I have used for years because of it. I go to load pages and it just sits there and spins and spins. In the time I take to open another browser like Chrome and copy and paste the exact same links into Chrome, where the download of the web page is practically instant. I go back to Firefox and it is still spinning and it is just ridiculous. I have no clue what would be causing this. After it finally loads a page, it seems fine on subsequent loads of pages.

Asked by pmruzicka 6 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 13 hours ago

Can't close Firefox with multi pages opened through right clicking the taskbar.

Firefox Version: 124.0.2 (64 bit) Windows Version: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 (Version 1809) When I right click the taskbar and press close Firefox, here comes the interface j… (read more)

Firefox Version: 124.0.2 (64 bit) Windows Version: Windows 10 LTSC 2019 (Version 1809)

When I right click the taskbar and press close Firefox, here comes the interface just as the screenshot uploaded. The blue close button doesn't response no matter how I click it and the Firefox's taskbar is flashing yellow. This bug only occurs on the first window of Firefox and only when user right click the taskbar.

It has been a long time for me wishing that some updates would be released soon to fix this issue, while noting happens. Or this bug is only for me?

Asked by Feeling Unreal 18 hours ago

email

I have used Firefox as my browser for many years and lately my emails won't open or if they do it is very slow sometimes and won't allow me to delete emails. Not sure wh… (read more)

I have used Firefox as my browser for many years and lately my emails won't open or if they do it is very slow sometimes and won't allow me to delete emails. Not sure why this is happening and I asked by email provider and they told me to follow some instructions about fining the menu button of Firefox which I couldn't find then he gave me a link and I tried to follow but was unable to make any progress. I use spectrum email services

Asked by shellbell54 1 day ago

Control key and Shift key triggers some weird deleting symptom

How to reproduce the bug: Jump to the address bar, and then press shift, ctrol, alt or windows_start, you can see the address getting deleted. You can also see it in Goog… (read more)

How to reproduce the bug: Jump to the address bar, and then press shift, ctrol, alt or windows_start, you can see the address getting deleted. You can also see it in Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel Online, it just deletes the cell, or a selection of multiple cells. --Interestingly on Google Docs it doesn't delete but just move the cursor to the first character when a string is selected.

 It happens only once per mouse click, or focus change

What I expect: Shift, Control or any mod key should not delete content or move a cursor

Thanks!

Asked by Gunwoo Gim 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 day ago

Firefox High CPU Usage due to "fontd" on MacOS

I'm using MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1 and recently, my browser has started freezing up for several minutes. It seems that the culprit is the "fontd" process because when I open A… (read more)

I'm using MacOS Sonoma 14.4.1 and recently, my browser has started freezing up for several minutes. It seems that the culprit is the "fontd" process because when I open Activity Manager that process spikes to %50 to %80 CPU usage. Killing the process does nothing and quitting out of Firefox does nothing either. I made sure Firefox is fully updated, but still nothing. I'm not sure whether it's a problem with my Macbook Pro's fonts or if it's a problem with Firefox, but I'd like my browser to be reliable.

Does anyone know what might be causing this issue or what I can do to resolve it?

Asked by clayeddy00 1 day ago

Last reply by clayeddy00 1 day ago

Firefox with open AI

can anyone of you test chat open ai com with linux 32 bits? for more than 5-7 months its been unusable. it completely freeze. I recently reported this to open ai devs a… (read more)

can anyone of you test chat open ai com with linux 32 bits?

for more than 5-7 months its been unusable. it completely freeze. I recently reported this to open ai devs and they tried to do something. Now page responds is in 20-60 seconds range.

means, I open website, i wait 20-60 seconds to load. I ask chat gpt something, i wait 20-60 to actually type my messsage (for my message to be printed after I hit enter). then i refresh page (because nothing moves), wait 20-60 secs to load page and I see the reply.

and yes, each time I was always trying to do with latest version of browser. and I also tried it on a new browser without any extension.

I have a video, I can only share it private with firefox devs if helps.

the reason I didn't reported this last year, was because I got extremely disappointed and unhappy.

it initially started by showing that button-bar at the top, telling that page load slow and to [stop]. by the next month it became worst than 2000's dialup internet, so I stopped using it

Asked by Mdaley 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 day ago

Crashes and bugs after last update

My Firefox recently updated to version 124.0.2. Afterwards my taskbar shortcut broke, so I pinned a new one manually (right-clicked Firefox in start menu > open file l… (read more)

My Firefox recently updated to version 124.0.2. Afterwards my taskbar shortcut broke, so I pinned a new one manually (right-clicked Firefox in start menu > open file location.) When I opened Firefox it had reset the primary profile to be default, so I changed it back to my BetterFox profile. Since then I've run into several oddities, such as Firefox crashing when it's running in the background, getting an error saying "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window," when I try to open it, invisible shortcuts in my taskbar(see image) and my bookmark visibility resetting from always to only in new tab every time I start up Firefox. Please help me.

Asked by KeyLimePie 2 days ago

Last reply by KeyLimePie 1 day ago

new tabs closes on its own while i am typing an address

Sometimes when I open a new tab and start typing an address, the tab disappears as if it never existed. Don't know how to replicate it, as it is random and happens just o… (read more)

Sometimes when I open a new tab and start typing an address, the tab disappears as if it never existed. Don't know how to replicate it, as it is random and happens just often enough to disturb me. Also not sure at which point the tab dissappears, while I am typing or when I hit enter.

Asked by Nurzhan Kirbassov 1 day ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 day ago

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Firefox 124.0.2 and YouTube Video Comments

About 1 week ago Firefox with Windows 11 stopped displaying YouTube video comments. I've tried other browsers and I can see the comments. I only have 6 extensions and ha… (read more)

About 1 week ago Firefox with Windows 11 stopped displaying YouTube video comments. I've tried other browsers and I can see the comments.

I only have 6 extensions and have disabled all of them and still have the problem. With Firefox in safe mode the problem goes away and I can see the comments. I've cleared the Firefox cache and hardware acceleration is off. I have the standard themes and using the default system theme-auto.

Any suggestions on how to resolve this problem? Thank you.

Asked by dpjasany 3 days ago

Answered by dpjasany 2 days ago

Crash Report

Hello, I am experiencing several crashes a day on firefox and I am providing an example of EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ on just one of them. Any one know what this m… (read more)

Hello,

I am experiencing several crashes a day on firefox and I am providing an example of EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ on just one of them. Any one know what this means?

Asked by Matt Rubino 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

Hardware acceleration blue screen of death

This is actually the second time I've had issues with Firefox with hardware acceleration enabled it's normally enabled by default when you install it I believe I've never… (read more)

This is actually the second time I've had issues with Firefox with hardware acceleration enabled it's normally enabled by default when you install it I believe I've never checked it before but when I was playing the game listening to music it blue screened on me and I got a error code involving bit one memory and I did do a check with the Microsoft Windows diagnosis tool that's for checking memory problems and nothing actually came up I even did a command prompt sfc scannow now command to check and see if there's any problems and nothing came up either and I checked the dump file and apparently the dump file told me that it was Firefox that caused the blue screen of death to occur I think you guys may have maybe a corrupt file when it comes to your guys's hardware acceleration function being enabled it could have some issues with AMD I have a complete AMD system with a 5500 XT as well as a ryzen 3600 and 16 gigs of RAM and dual channel I'm not exactly sure what actually caused it but I just wanted to address it and give you guys some information if you if any users have encountered this issue too.

Asked by Angelgood34rei 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 days ago

After clicking 'Deleted Files', how can I recover a deleted profile?

I followed [this moderator's post on Support Mozilla](https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1254142#answer-1207829). https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.moz… (read more)

I followed [this moderator's post on Support Mozilla](https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1254142#answer-1207829).

https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2019-03-24-16-28-18-7d451f.png

My hard drive lacks space for System Restore, which I forgot to turn on. After I mistakably clicked 'Delete files' 2 hours ago, Recuva recovered these 53 files, too little for a Firefox User Profile ?

https://i.imgur.com/QuK0TVP.jpeg

Wise Data Recovery recovered 13 files, 108.37 KB, but again too little for a Firefox User Profile?

https://i.imgur.com/QUfKPop.jpeg

Asked by StackExchange 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

No audio in firefox browser

I recently installed windows 11 PRO N . I installed firefox and logged in . seems like I don't have audio in all sites except youtube . what I tried I tried other browser… (read more)

I recently installed windows 11 PRO N . I installed firefox and logged in . seems like I don't have audio in all sites except youtube . what I tried I tried other browsers .. they all work fine I tried opening firefox without ADD-ons and same issue many people suggest I should download media feature pack but it seems like I do not have that feature in the latest windows 11 update . and I cannot download it separetely . I'd appreciate a way to help me solve this issue or a direct link to download this media feature pack . or any other solution , thanks in advance

Asked by Yassine 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Permissions being reset on C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory

I have an RDS Server that i have been asked by my business to stop a certain user account from accessing the internet. An easy way to do is this to restrict the user acco… (read more)

I have an RDS Server that i have been asked by my business to stop a certain user account from accessing the internet. An easy way to do is this to restrict the user account to the firefox.exe file. Should be nice and easy, but it isnt unfortunately.

If i set the Deny permission on the firefox.exe, or on the parent directory, C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory, at some point shortly thereafter, the permissions are completely reset and the user account i set to "Deny" has disappeared.

This is frustrating as the user will just open Firefox and start browsing again.

I know there are other ways of dealing with this user, but clearly that is not why i am on this forum.

Has anyone had any luck circumventing this and perhaps explain why the Firefox application "repairs" permissions on its directory automatically ?

TIA

Asked by Neil Kerkham 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago