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Unwanted background download activity

I think the problem started about one week ago when I upgraded to Firefox 28, at least I didn't notice this behavior before. I'm using the addon Flashgot and the Free Do… (read more)

I think the problem started about one week ago when I upgraded to Firefox 28, at least I didn't notice this behavior before.

I'm using the addon Flashgot and the Free Download Manager to manage my downloads. However recently with certain servers (which I had been using regularly for years without issue) FDM would start the download but it would sit at 0% for a while and then just switch to pause on it's own. I got a message that's because the server only allows one download at a time and there was already a download going on which I didn't know anything about. I also noticed that even the servers that worked were downloading a lot slower than they did usually and web usage in general was slow. I checked what was going on with a program called Netbalancer which showed that Firefox was constantly using up lots of bandwidth even though there were no webpages or videos loading and there was nothing showing up in the integrated download manager. I tried to close Firefox but that didn't fix it either. The same amount of bandwidth was being used now listed by Netbalancer as Service Traffic.

That happens every time I download anything on the web. As soon as the download dialogue window comes up Firefox apparently already starts downloading the file in the background even if I decide to just close the window or use FDM instead. It doesn't show up in Firefox's download window and there is no way to stop the download other than doing a reboot or waiting till Firefox has finished downloading the file even if it takes several hours!

So far I've tried upgrading to Firefox 29, downgrading to 21 which I used before, deleting my Profile, doing a clean install of 21 and checking my system for malware with several tools but nothing helped. I also tried downloading the same files with Internet Explorer+FDM and it worked without problems.

Asked by teleguy 6 years ago

Answered by teleguy 6 years ago

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Firefox loading pages really slow

So a lot of pages are loading really slow like minutes, like youtube and hot.ee mail service and a lot more. It started to happen when i updated to 20.0. Looked up some s… (read more)

So a lot of pages are loading really slow like minutes, like youtube and hot.ee mail service and a lot more. It started to happen when i updated to 20.0. Looked up some suggestions and found that about:config network.http.keep-alive to false help. And so i did it and it worked, but next time i opened firefox again it was slow loading again, but keep-alive is false still, disabled all not nessecary plugins and extensions and i dont seem to find a solution. Been a firefox user for a long time and dont want to change my browser.

Asked by kass030 7 years ago

Answered by Kelstra 7 years ago

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issues with certain webpages not loading correctly

I have been having issues with certain pages loading correctly but have not been able to resolve the issues. I also tried to create a screen shot to no avail apparently.… (read more)

I have been having issues with certain pages loading correctly but have not been able to resolve the issues. I also tried to create a screen shot to no avail apparently. It's is not with every website only some here and there. Sometimes if I navigate aware and come back to that page it can resolve the issues but more times than not it does not fix the problem. I can also use another web browser such as google chrome or firefox and not run into the same issue. The exact same page will load correctly and as expected. I appreciate your assistance in this matter and I have done some of the trouble shooting steps noted in the frequently asked questions and what you all have suggested to resolve the issue such as clearing the cache, etc but it does not seem to resolve the problem long term

Asked by BB 7 years ago

Answered by sathish7996 7 years ago

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No Roboform toolbar in Firefox 22 Beta

Locking this "beta" thread. Firefox 22 was released yesterday. I have a Windows 8 laptop on the Beta channel. I updated to Firefox 22 Beta yesterday and noticed that th… (read more)

Locking this "beta" thread. Firefox 22 was released yesterday.


I have a Windows 8 laptop on the Beta channel. I updated to Firefox 22 Beta yesterday and noticed that the Roboform toolbox was missing. I reinstalled Roboform, just to make sure, but it was not present in the browser windows, nor is it on the Toolbar menu. It does show as an installed add-in, and the toolbar is present in I.E. 10 and Chrome.

Asked by blegs38552 7 years ago

Last reply by 55brianb 7 years ago

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How can I prevent Firefox from going back to the previous window, as soon as I open a new window?

In recent versions of Firefox, every time I open a new window, as soon as the window opens, Firefox goes back to the previous window, the one that was on screen before I … (read more)

In recent versions of Firefox, every time I open a new window, as soon as the window opens, Firefox goes back to the previous window, the one that was on screen before I opened the new window. This is very irritating, and didn't happen in older versions of Firefox.

Any suggestions how to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by sage1 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Why do pages like natwest and ELC not display properly? It is like their text is too large, yet other pages are fine?

I have abrand new ASUS notebook with a 11 and a half inch screen. I have up to date Windows system, and am using the latest version of firefox. I have gone through all t… (read more)

I have abrand new ASUS notebook with a 11 and a half inch screen. I have up to date Windows system, and am using the latest version of firefox. I have gone through all the tips in the help section of firefox including clearing cache and cookies, and also checking all settings for text, however none of this has corrected the problem. For example when i log into my online banking the text is that big it doesnt fit into the boxes set on natwest screen, so therefore i can view all of the text and it gets jumbled together in some places. With ELC a good example is the menu across the top of the page which gives all of the categories of products they sell for you to click on. As the writing is too large it does not display properly. Im not sure what else to do to crrect this. Can anyone help?

Asked by staceygreen 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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I get pop ups saying 21 is out dated but I do not see anything newer

I get pop ups saying 21 is out dated , is this true or is this an evil program trying to get me to down load a nefarious product or virus. I close it and look for up date… (read more)

I get pop ups saying 21 is out dated , is this true or is this an evil program trying to get me to down load a nefarious product or virus. I close it and look for up dates at Mozilla directly but find nothing newer than 21

Asked by Birdherder 7 years ago

Answered by James 7 years ago

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when i try to log into my verizon e-mail acount i get a security message saying that "even though it is encrypted it may be read by a 3rd party" cant access act

as stated above when i try to access my Verizon e-mail account i get a security message stating..........."Although this page is encrypted, the information you have enter… (read more)

as stated above when i try to access my Verizon e-mail account i get a security message stating..........."Although this page is encrypted, the information you have entered is to be sent over an unencrypted connection and could easily be read by a third party. "i don't feel this is safe, Verizon tech support is telling me its a firefox issue. please advise me on how to resolve this issue

Asked by sonofmarge53 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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How do I restore an inactive session I've lost through a crash?

I was browsing yesterday when my session crashed. This happens every so often and I'm normally able to restore it immediately after a few seconds. But this time only a fe… (read more)

I was browsing yesterday when my session crashed. This happens every so often and I'm normally able to restore it immediately after a few seconds. But this time only a few tabs came up, the rest having been lost. The lost ones were inactive for a day or so, but that's normally not an issue. Is there a way to restore my last session without having to comb through my entire history for it, maybe by using my crash reports? I'm not a tech-savvy person, so please humor me with explaining this out to me. ^^; I also don't know how to use sessionstore.bak or whatever it's now called, sooo....help?

Asked by Mechagirl 7 years ago

Answered by Mechagirl 7 years ago

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Adobe shockwave player crashing or hanging continues

This is still prevalent and I have had to disable the plugin for shockwave player. Similar was happening with adobe flash player but since the Firefox update it isn't ha… (read more)

This is still prevalent and I have had to disable the plugin for shockwave player. Similar was happening with adobe flash player but since the Firefox update it isn't happening as much. Is there a solution to solve this or is it a Adobe issue that they need to fix.? When it hangs or crashes it sometimes takes out downloads. I rolled back to the older dowload box because if I closed the browser it took the downloads out. Downloads don't crash as much with the older download box but with Firefox 20 ( with the new download style) the downloads died quickly with an error message the "file could not be read"

Also, is it okay to enable my add ons now, they were accentuating the problem as well.

Asked by Theperson 7 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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When trying to click on menus on USAA, it shows "javascript:;" in the bottom left hand corner and the menu won't work in FF 21. But the menus work in IE 10.

whenever I go to USAA.com on firefox, I can't click on any of the drop down menus. Instead, a box in the bottom left corner (where a link address would usually show) pop… (read more)

whenever I go to USAA.com on firefox, I can't click on any of the drop down menus. Instead, a box in the bottom left corner (where a link address would usually show) pops up with "javascript:;". If I use IE10, the site works perfectly. I prefer Firefox so it drives me a little nuts that I have to switch browsers for one site. I've removed all my cookies, cleared the cache, reset Firefox, and run Firefox in safe mode. The website still refuses to play nice. All the regular links on the site work but the drop down menus won't.

Asked by TrinityFire 7 years ago

Answered by TrinityFire 7 years ago

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How to stop autoplay of videos?

June 2013: videos on websites start playing without my permission, how to stop this? What I tried: I uninstalled Adobe Flash (disabling Flash add-on didn't work), existi… (read more)

June 2013: videos on websites start playing without my permission, how to stop this?

What I tried: I uninstalled Adobe Flash (disabling Flash add-on didn't work), existing "stop autoplay" add-ons are no longer working according to reviews, tried solution described in "How can I stop videos on websites from automatically playing?" (Type in the address bar: about:config Then search for: plugins.click_to_play Double click and it will be set to true) - doesn't stop videos from playing either. Sent feedback to FireFox about the issue.

From what I had read in reviews, this is not only about Flash: YouTube disabled add-ons and searches for anything that can play videos installed in Windows, including using HTML5 for this. Have no information how other websites do it.

How to stop this? Thank you.

Asked by rotifer 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago

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aol hijacked the search bar, removed all the other engines and disabled reset.

I noticed that at some point today the search bar had been reset to aol. I removed aol from the bar but now there is NO search engine option. Whatever malware did this al… (read more)

I noticed that at some point today the search bar had been reset to aol. I removed aol from the bar but now there is NO search engine option. Whatever malware did this also removed all other search bar options, disabled the reset defaults, and seems to have removed the search plugins folder from C drive. I tried an add-on to restore the default choices but it didn't work. I tried resetting Firefox and a system restore. Neither worked. I copied the searchplugins folder from a backup but that hasn't changed anything. I don't see a new Mozilla Firefox(34) folder as reported in some other threads. I looked in about:config and there are some new aol things there but I don't know how to remove them or what, if anything should replace them.

Asked by Miserable 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago

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How does one find the "chrome://" .png icons?

I found a script on userstyles.org that refers to various chrome://*/*/*.png's (e.g., chrome://branding/content/icon16.png, chrome://browser/skin/places/bookmark.png, and… (read more)

I found a script on userstyles.org that refers to various chrome://*/*/*.png's (e.g., chrome://branding/content/icon16.png, chrome://browser/skin/places/bookmark.png, and chrome://global/skin/icons/information-16.png). Even after searching my system, though, I could not find the .png files. My next guess is that they might be files within the firefox.exe itself. If so, I was wondering if there was a full list of them somewhere as I would prefer not to have to de-archive the .exe file to find out.

Thanks.

Asked by Deof_Movestofca 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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IF I update Mozilla to a newer version the RoboForm toolbar will disappeared. Like all users of RoboForm, I use it all-day-long. WHEN will you fix the problem?

IF I update Mozilla Firefox to a newer version, my RoboForm toolbar will disappear; so, I do not update. Like all users, I love RoboForm and use it. WHEN will you fix th… (read more)

IF I update Mozilla Firefox to a newer version, my RoboForm toolbar will disappear; so, I do not update. Like all users, I love RoboForm and use it. WHEN will you fix the compatibility issue so the RoboForm toolbar will be back in service?

Asked by peesacake 6 years ago

Answered by John99 6 years ago

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How do I downgrade?

Heuristics will allow addons to keep working after upgrading they said. Firefox won't break your addons they said. 19->20 Firefox broke the addon (though installing t… (read more)

Heuristics will allow addons to keep working after upgrading they said. Firefox won't break your addons they said.

19->20 Firefox broke the addon (though installing the identical version again got it working again) 20->21 Firefox broke the addon again.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/SnapLinksPlus/

While they're trying to get the addon working, and for some a beta version works, for those of us who need these addons it means we need to downgrade Firefox. What's the best way to go about it? (PS: I don't care about security or what new features are in FF21 - I'd rather have working addons)

Asked by JMJimmy 7 years ago

Answered by pablox 7 years ago

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logos in the bookmarks toolbar keep reappearing when i save an image

I have removed all logos from my bookmarks toolbar (which is way too complicated to do btw) Since installing the new Firefox, whenever I save an image from a site (which … (read more)

I have removed all logos from my bookmarks toolbar (which is way too complicated to do btw) Since installing the new Firefox, whenever I save an image from a site (which is part of my job) all these stupid logos pop-up in my bookmarkbar. When I quit and restart firefox they are gone, but as soon as I save another image they're back again.

I thought this was bc of that stupid animated download arrow you added in the toolbar but I have removed that and these stupid logos still reappear whenever I save an image.

Help would be much appreciated.

Asked by aapstra 7 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 years ago

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youtube brakes

When i try to watch videos on youtube it does not start download at all. Not that flash player crash(also i tried to downgrade it to 10.3. No effect) it starting player n… (read more)

When i try to watch videos on youtube it does not start download at all. Not that flash player crash(also i tried to downgrade it to 10.3. No effect) it starting player normally, but then does not load video. After 1-1,5 min of waiting it download about 10 sec. of video, playback it, and brakes again. Also if i try to download same video with "SaveFrom.Net" plugin it goes fine and take no more then 30 sec for 3 minute long video. Yes I use abp, but i disabled it - no effect, even adMovie cant be loaded. Same thing was in other browsers before i uninstalled avast. Now only FFox does not play youtube videos.

Когда я пытаюсь смотреть видео на YouTube он не начать закачку вообще. Не то, что бы Flash Player падает (также я не попытался откатить его до 10,3. Нет эффекта) он запускает проигрыватель нормально, но потом не загружает видео. После 1-1,5 минут ожидания он скачивает около 10 сек. видео, воспроизводит его и тормозит снова. Кроме того, если я пытаюсь скачать то же видео с помощью "SaveFrom.Net" плагина всё идет прекрасно и занимают не больше 30 секунд на 3 минутное видео. Да я использую ABP, но я отключил его - никакого эффекта, даже рекламный ролик перед видео не загружается. То же самое было и в других браузерах, прежде чем я удалить Avast. Теперь только FFox не проигрывает видео на YouTube.

Asked by zzudwa 7 years ago

Answered by kobe 7 years ago