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Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 update April 21, 2021, crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any h… (read more)

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

Asked by drewmmm 3 weeks ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 weeks ago

Firefox is broken

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display. If have tried all three help solutions provided bu… (read more)

After having installed the latest Firefox update Firefox starts but it does not react to any link inserted for display.

If have tried all three help solutions provided but it does not react, also a new installation changed nothing

The error message is: Starter process deactivated after error.

Could someone please help to make run it again

P.S. It was not possible to get the Troubleshooting information as I could not write this request on Firefox but had to use another browser

Asked by bluetenlicht 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox launching problems

Some time ago, firefox stopped launching. I tried everything. I refreshed, reinstalled, clean reinstalled, reset windows, deleted possibly interfering programs, and clean… (read more)

Some time ago, firefox stopped launching. I tried everything. I refreshed, reinstalled, clean reinstalled, reset windows, deleted possibly interfering programs, and clean reinstalled windows (that was for other problems). I am running windows 10 home build 10.0.19042 (currently the latest) on a omen HP laptop 15-dc0xxx. It is x64 bit device with a intel core i7 8 gen cpu and a nvidia 1050 ti mobile. It does not seem to be a hardware issue as a linux kernel that I have dual booting with windows 10 runs it like a champ.

    When launched the application load for a period of ~7 seconds and for a frame or two there is a small window with either nothing on it or a safe mode window that goes away after a frame. When the problems started I closed firefox and reopened it a small bit later and the problems above happened. Windows safe mode will run firefox. Opera has very similar problems if that helps any. Google chrome, microsoft edge, microsoft internet explorer are all unaffected.

Asked by seth.grissman 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Firefox Browser shuts unepectedly and all settings are lost

Hello, since a few month the browser is shutting unexpectedly every couple of hours and all settings like starting page or prefered search engine are lost. There is no er… (read more)

Hello, since a few month the browser is shutting unexpectedly every couple of hours and all settings like starting page or prefered search engine are lost. There is no error message or error report. I'm using lates MAC OS and Firefox version (it happened also with the last couple of versions)

Asked by markusfeil 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

who decides these terrible ideas to change the basic way FF works?

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - al… (read more)

Thanks to terrible, productivity-sucking changes in the basic functions of the FF browser, I have started using other browsers. First - FF updates far too frequently - almost daily. No option to block update notifications. Never know if it's something trivial, an important security fix, or a major interface change. The 'what's new' page is always incomplete. 2nd - FF downloads software surreptiously through the sneaky "normandy" back door and inserts feature changes irregardlessly. Doesn't matter if you explicitly selected NO to enrolling in studies. Users can't get a straight answer on how to disable Normandy. Named after the Allied stealth invasion of Europe, it does the same thing to our computers. 3rd- FF caters to fringe techie desires with an onslaught of unwanted or unsuable additions that bloats the software, uses up CPU, or inserts intrusive attention-seeking diversions. I am forced to spend too much time after each update to investigate how to shut off unwanted surprises as well as unannounced alterations to my option settings. For example, if I press the mute button on my keyboard a very large media window pops up and takes over a sizeable chunk of my computer screen. It cannot be resized. It has no close button. Took hours to find out how to disable this. 4th-FF developers seem to expect users to have the newest computer equipment, huge display screens, and lot's of extra memory. If not, too bad. 5th - the recent puzzling, arrogant changes to the basic print function is evidence of that mindset. FF developers say they aren't going to let users revert to the normal "classic" small foot-print pulldown menu on the left side of the screen to preview, set up headers, etc. Too bad if the open window is too narrow to view this new intrusive, real estate consuming right hand display. Too bad that you can no longer simply seamlessly interact and accomplish the task. Too bad that the FF developers think they know better than you that you should change the way you work. 6th Reader view is an obscure feature. I do not want to be forced to use it. I do my best to strip out or ignore the overwhelming number of pictographs competing for my attention, 7th - I can no longer see URLs in the address bar. You've truncated them. I am forced to cut and paste them into a text editor to see them in their entirety. 8th - Firefox hangs video streaming sites like peacocktv.com. Windows Taskmanager shows that FF forces CPU and hard drive usage to 100%. 9th -There is no mechanism to escape, break, or interrupt FF's failed video stream. How sad that Microsoft's obnoxious Edge browser is better at video streaming. It uses far less system resources on the same video streaming site. AND doesn't hang the OS. It's likely FF's new unwanted capability to launch multiple picture in pictures - which I don't use - hogs resources. 10th- How about beta testing using 'normal' non-super techie /gamer users? 11th -FF disabled user Feedback. I stopped updating Firefox. Not trustworthy.

Asked by plew29881 1 month ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 weeks ago

WidevineCdm Crash

When I try to use a platform like Netflix i get repeated error messages that WidevineCdm has crashed. This happens also in other browsers. I am not very tech savvy, but I… (read more)

When I try to use a platform like Netflix i get repeated error messages that WidevineCdm has crashed. This happens also in other browsers. I am not very tech savvy, but I've tried all the solutions I was able to understand on here and through Google, but nothing seems to fix the problem. Can any one advise?

Not sure if this helps, but here is one of the many crash reports I've sent: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/75e61622-4282-4a83-b86e-9861a0210422

Asked by jennifer.juba 3 weeks ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 weeks ago

When uploading huge files, does FF timeout and try to resend?

I'm seeing some weird behavior in FF. I have an HTML page that allows the user to click on a link to trigger a file upload to a remote server. The file being uploaded is … (read more)

I'm seeing some weird behavior in FF.

I have an HTML page that allows the user to click on a link to trigger a file upload to a remote server. The file being uploaded is usually > 2GB and takes a LONG time to upload (sometimes > 1.5hrs due to slow link to remote server).

What we see is the remote server ends up with multiple corrupted versions of the same file.

Could it be that FF is silently timing out waiting for a HTTP response and then retrying to upload the file? I can't think of any other explanation for the multiple files, since the user only clicks once on the hyperlink.

Thank you, Dan

Asked by musca999 3 weeks ago

Last reply by HenricuzHotmail 3 weeks ago

Tabs, browser crashing and occasionally computer bluescreening

My tabs are frequently crashing and some strange behaviors occur with firefox after these crashes (adblock failing to work until browser restart, browser going blank for … (read more)

My tabs are frequently crashing and some strange behaviors occur with firefox after these crashes (adblock failing to work until browser restart, browser going blank for a split second). My browser also occasionally crashes, and even more infrequently my entire computer will crash which usually happens after series of tabs crashing in a row. It may be a ram issue but I have no problems with any other programs on my computer so I doubt that.

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Asked by bobalbertisntmyrealname 4 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

Firefox is being updated by another instance

All the family use my PC with their own user accounts. Frequently Firefox goes slow and whenever I check 'About Firefox' I see 'Firefox is being updated by another insta… (read more)

All the family use my PC with their own user accounts. Frequently Firefox goes slow and whenever I check 'About Firefox' I see 'Firefox is being updated by another instance'. This means that I have to log off all other users and then let my Firefox run an update check which, of course, normally just comes back with 'up to date'.

The problems are normally evidenced by Firefox just being very slow and/or only showing parts of the page and those parts changing as and when the page is scrolled.

This is a real problem with Firefox and makes it very unpopular with my family due to its unreliability.

Could not Firefox be set to only do an update check when it can actually complete the check and/or update.

Any advice appreciated.,

thanks,

Rob

Asked by buy 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Firefox crashes because low free left RAM!

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps me… (read more)

I have many tabs like 200-300. Firefox crashed today. I also have 4GB page file on top of that. Strange! After I restarted Firefox it was using only 6.8GB RAM. Perhaps memory leak. BTW if I have browser.cache.disk.enable set to false. Is page file still used?

Thanks for help.

Asked by empleat 2 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 month ago

Firefox support site (this site) does not autosave or protect writing

I had a different issue I came here for, but I discovered a very serious bug while I was writing my question, so I want to make sure this gets addressed first. After writ… (read more)

I had a different issue I came here for, but I discovered a very serious bug while I was writing my question, so I want to make sure this gets addressed first.

After writing my question, I clicked the "share data" button below. I got a message "We can't automatically get your browser's troubleshooting data, please try these manual steps. " Without thinking, I clicked the link to the "manual steps." Unfortunately, instead of opening a new tab, which would be the expected behavior, clicking the link took me off the get help form page (the page I'm on as I write this). What's worse, when I used the back button to return to the previous page, everything I'd written was gone. Obviously, the expected behavior would be to not take the user off the page in the first place, but if for some reason it did, to autosave the writing so it can be restored when the user returns.

This kind of bug used to be a lot more common in the early days, when I first started using the web, 25 years ago. I used to have a boilerplate describing the problem because I was sending reports of the bug so frequently. I've only encountered it twice, to my recollection, in the last 5 years. Firefox's website would have been one of the last places I'd ever expect to find a bug this glaring and elementary.

Thanks!

Asked by MorelliNet Global Firefox Sync 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

On Screen Keyboard will not open, Surface Pro 7

I'm using a Surface Pro 7, running Win10H. Firefox had a brief period when I first installed it where the on screen keyboard would appear and work, that stopped after a f… (read more)

I'm using a Surface Pro 7, running Win10H. Firefox had a brief period when I first installed it where the on screen keyboard would appear and work, that stopped after a few hours and has not worked since. I fiddled with the settings on both Firefox and my surface, though nothing has changed. Un/re-installing did not help, thought it could reset something. Any fixes or advice would be greatly appreciated.

For clarification, the Accessibility Menu on-screen keyboard does work, but the tablet-specific larger keyboard does not function. It does open and type in other applications.

Asked by Big Daddy 2 months ago

Last reply by Madmitch 1 month ago

Firefox loading pages sluggishly

Hi All So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system… (read more)

Hi All

So recently I had some windows issues on my newer laptop and had to resort to going back to my old laptop for the time being. Before using it I restored the system to factory settings and such then reinstalled the newest versions of firefox and such then imported my profiles that I backed up from the new system.

Was working fine for few weeks but the last week or so I have noticed firefox has become sluggish in how it loads websites and such.

I have tried setting up a test profile and that new profile was reacting the same way very sluggish in loading pages.

I have also cleared my browsers cache wondering if that would help.

I have also tested loading pages in Microsoft Edge to see if it was browser or system related and Edge seems to be loading pages just fine so it has to be browser specific.

Any ideas what I should try next to clear this up as the sluggishness is getting old fast!

Thanks

Asked by scottish2 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Autofill Causes Firefox To Crash

When you are presented with a text field, sometimes when you type, a small list of words you entered previously will drop down. You can then select one of those previous … (read more)

When you are presented with a text field, sometimes when you type, a small list of words you entered previously will drop down. You can then select one of those previous words, or continue with what you were originally typing. This is the Autofill feature for Firefox.

Lately, it has been a pain. After an hour or so of use, the instant I click on a text field to type something (usually for searching), the autofill box would partially drop down, only for Firefox to completely hang up. Once you recover from the initial crash, the autofill bug would not appear until at least an hour later. I tried turning off Autofill, but it cost me access to my History, so I was forced to do a complete browser reset. This issue has been with me for about a couple of weeks, and I have no idea why it's doing this.

Asked by no1wammy 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Site not opening Youtube and Google

Hi! So i have a problem with opeing sites : Google and Youtube. It happend randomly. All was working great i restarted computer and suddenly its not working;/ I scaned fo… (read more)

Hi!

So i have a problem with opeing sites : Google and Youtube. It happend randomly. All was working great i restarted computer and suddenly its not working;/ I scaned for viruses - download eset - nothing. When eset war running it started working again - i deleted eset since it was slowing down my pc, and the problem is back.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Error info:

https://www.youtube.com/?gl=PL&hl=pl


Wystawca certyfikatu uczestnika komunikacji nie został rozpoznany.


HTTP Strict Transport Security: true

HTTP Public Key Pinning: true


Łańcuch certyfikatu:



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Need help :)

Thanks

Asked by serwerek4444 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox won't open anything

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything. Firefox opens with no page loaded. Clicking the single "getting started" bookma… (read more)

Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 20.10 is currently unusable as it won't open anything.

  • Firefox opens with no page loaded.
  • Clicking the single "getting started" bookmark does nothing.
  • Entering a search term in the address bar and pressing 'enter' changes the url in the address bar but nothing is loaded and the page remains blank. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Entering a url, such as "www.youtube.com", and pressing "enter" does nothing. There is no indication that anything is loading.
  • Opening the menu by clicking on the burger icon, then on "preferences" does nothing except make the menu disappear (same with most of the options in the menu).

In the browser console I see some errors and no request info (see screenshot).

I've tried `sudo apt purge firefox` then installing again, which didn't help. The problem started with ubuntu 20.04 (I only updated to 20.10 to see if it might resolve this problem).

I've tried the "refresh firefox" option, starting in safe mode, and clearing the startup cache, which didn't help.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

Asked by briancallander 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Bookmarks where are they

Hello, My computer crashed and my windows profile is gone. I made new profile and now my firefox profile and bookmarks are missing Typed about:profiles but don't see anyt… (read more)

Hello,

My computer crashed and my windows profile is gone.

I made new profile and now my firefox profile and bookmarks are missing Typed about:profiles but don't see anything but the one I'm using now

-Erkki

Asked by emannikk 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Cannot access or display my own domain website in Firefox

I hope someone can help me with this problem. I own the domain "cpaaffiliatesnetwork.com" and the site serves as my business site and access to my business network platfo… (read more)

I hope someone can help me with this problem. I own the domain "cpaaffiliatesnetwork.com" and the site serves as my business site and access to my business network platform. The site is SSL secured and the SSL certificate was renewed in February 2021 for 1 year. Since the SSL renewal, I started having issues accessing the site from any browsers installed on this computer (Edge, Firefox & Chrome). I have now managed to fix the display issue in both Edge & Chrome through clearing cache / history, BUT, I have tried the same with FF with no success. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, but, still receive the error below for any attempt to access the site: Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.cpaaffiliatesnetwork.com. Peer’s Certificate has been revoked.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_REVOKED_CERTIFICATE

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

All external people i have asked to check the site have confirmed it works fine for them, but, it will not work for me. Hoping someone has a suggestion many thanks in advance :)

Asked by darren.williamson3 1 month ago

Last reply by strafy 1 month ago

"a webpage might be slowing down your browser." frequent persistent yellow pop up bug crashing my webpages. please make it stop!?

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowin… (read more)

hello there and good evening:3 my husband and i are having this repetitive and extremely frequent bright yellow pop up with a robot that states "a webpage might be slowing down your browser." then the option to wait, or stop it. i've ran out of patience with this notification to the point to where even though i'de hate to, i would have no choice but to switch back to chrome just to stop being spammed by this pop up while im trying to relax. it happens more frequently on youtube and walmart.com, and i just want it to stop because it seems as if when it does show up, once it starts it never stops, and it actually slows down my webpage to the point of becoming unresponsive and stalling/crashing my only webpage open at the time. my husband has the same issue and we both use windows desktop. it only started appearing after the latest update. please, can someone help me make this thing go away? its very stressful and i cant browse in peace anymore on firefox. yes we have turned off all background processes, and we both have scowered settings troubleshooting for hours at a time to no avail, it just never stops and it behaving like a really bad bug.

Asked by Sprinkles91 2 months ago

Last reply by w.al.whittle 1 month ago