Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 4 days ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 3 days ago

Lockwise and multiple usernames

I subscribe to a number of separate "Things" hosted by a single company (silly example) http://stuffstuff.co.uk. My user name for each of the separate things is "mr-sill… (read more)

I subscribe to a number of separate "Things" hosted by a single company (silly example) http://stuffstuff.co.uk. My user name for each of the separate things is "mr-silly@silly.co.uk" and the only thing that differentiates them is that each "Thing" requires a different password.

Thing 1 Username: mr-silly@silly.co.uk Password: 1sillything Thing 2 Username: mr-silly@silly.co.uk Password: 2anothersillything Thing 3 Username: mr-silly@silly.co.uk Password: 3moresillything

and so on...

Unfortunately this Lockwise thing will not permit this to happen, presenting the following stupid message.

"An entry for http://stuffstuff.co.uk with that username already exists. Go to existing entry?"

How do I get around this Lockwise silliness?

The email address is required as the user name by the company.

Don't suggest having a different email address for each user name, that is not possible.

While the question maybe posed in a silly manner  :-) I am quite serious about the problem. Thanks Ax

Asked by arturox 6 hours ago

Latest update, Can't view pictures when browsing ebay.

problems viewing pictures when browsing ebay , when I install latest firefox update. If an item has multiple pictures or a zoom facility they don't work. I keep having to… (read more)

problems viewing pictures when browsing ebay , when I install latest firefox update. If an item has multiple pictures or a zoom facility they don't work. I keep having to do a system restore back to the version prior to update to get it to work. I'm not technical , I just need a simple non tech solution or to get an update that continues to work as before. I've tried it and failed 3 times this month. please fix it.

Asked by rachel292 6 days ago

A/V playback control seems to have disappeared

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, fo… (read more)

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, forward, pause, progress bar. Now it doesn't. Adobe hep desk say it is a problem with browser. I went to several Firefox help pages to no avail. Has anyone encountered this problem and found a fix

Asked by SalinasCM 6 days ago

Saving Multiple Browser Windows with Multiple Tabs

Hello Community ~ I have many, many open browser windows with multiple tabs. Is there a way to save the windows that I am not immediately using. The competitor browser … (read more)

Hello Community ~

I have many, many open browser windows with multiple tabs. Is there a way to save the windows that I am not immediately using. The competitor browser offers such a feature where one can just click the browser window off to the side, and when reclicked the window with all the tabs pops open for use. Everything is saved but it does not open automatically (which I don't need it to) on startup. I hope that was concise?

Thank You and Kindest Regards ~

The Always *ReSearching* One with Too Many Open Browser Windows and A Consequently Slow System

Asked by GotMilk 6 days ago

broswer question when logging in.

When I open Firefox, a window pops up asking if I want to use Firefox as my default broswer. I check the box to yes and do not ask me again. But it pops up every time I s… (read more)

When I open Firefox, a window pops up asking if I want to use Firefox as my default broswer. I check the box to yes and do not ask me again. But it pops up every time I start my CPU.

Asked by rangerv89 6 days ago

Zotero Reference Software

Last night I noticed my Windows 10 64 bit machine did an auto update. Not sure this has anything to do with today's problem; maybe coincidence. Today I started the refere… (read more)

Last night I noticed my Windows 10 64 bit machine did an auto update. Not sure this has anything to do with today's problem; maybe coincidence.

Today I started the reference software "Zotero" and the program cannot find the database of my papers. This is of course crucial for writing grants, references for my class that I teach etc. I have never seen this error before.

In Zotero help, this is listed as a Firefox problem, with a reload and other steps as a solution. I am leery of messing with my database as it has years of publications in it.

Any chance you could advise me on this or get FF to fix this? It will likely happen with future updates. My Firefox browser version is 81.0.2 and is up to date.

P.S. If you hit the "locate" option Zotero closes. It will not allow you to search for the database (see image attached)

Thanks.

Asked by rosenbloomaj 6 days ago

Last reply by rosenbloomaj 6 days ago

crash and slow web and my computer after I download your new version today

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad. … (read more)

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad.

Thanks Mona

Asked by infosov 6 days ago

sort bookmarks alphabetically

I go to 'all bookmarks' and select the tab to order them alphabetically. They immediately sort. Lovely. However, when I exit that page, and later re-open Firefox and se… (read more)

I go to 'all bookmarks' and select the tab to order them alphabetically. They immediately sort. Lovely. However, when I exit that page, and later re-open Firefox and select bookmarks, they are no longer sorted. Very frustrating.

Asked by cliverobertspilot 6 days ago

Last reply by cliverobertspilot 6 days ago

PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

I was logged into a website which hanged and when I tried to log back on it started giving me the error PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR .I've tried to troubleshoot with all the help… (read more)

I was logged into a website which hanged and when I tried to log back on it started giving me the error PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR .I've tried to troubleshoot with all the help I could get on these pages and others, I'm at my wits end. The website works on my phone browser, so it's clearly this laptop or my internet dongle.

It's also happening across all browsers. I don't have VPN or antivirus software on except Microsoft Essentials. I've tried removing real time protection on that but it didn't work. I tried creating a new profile of Firefox, nothing. I tried going to about:config page and setting security.ssl.enable_ocsp_stapling to false, nothing so set it back to true I've gone to task manager to see whether there is a task don't recognise so I can stop it, nothing. Pleeeease heeeelp meeeeee!

Asked by Crocosmia 6 days ago

Last reply by Crocosmia 6 days ago

Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 has some text corrupted.

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland)… (read more)

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland), which is that some of the text will sporadically be disrupted.

When I use "Inspect Element," it seems that the font being used is Twemoji Mozilla, which is surprising as the field is plain text, not emojis or wingdings.

The two images attached are what I'm seeing.

Asked by swampyankee 6 days ago

When security and productivity collide

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install t… (read more)

I am a DirecTV customer and should be able to watch programs on my Win10 device, but Firefox disagrees. On the DirecTV site, when I click Watch Now, it wants to install the DTV player. When Firefox is redirected to the download page, it throws a certificate error and screeches to a halt. I would expect an opportunity to assume the risk and continue, but none is offered. I opened MS Edge, which I don't want to use, and it installed the viewer, no problem. This is the URL from which FF is redirected : https://www.directv.com/Channels/Fox-Business-Network-HD-359?modal=/modal/install/359/channe. This is the URL of the error : https://metrics.directv.com/b/ss/dtvdirectvcomprod/4/REDIR?url=http%3A%2F%2Fdirectv.vo.llnwd.net%2Fe5%2Fcinema%2Fplugin%2FVideoGuard.13.0.exe&pe=lnk_d&pev1=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.directv.com%2FChannels%2FFox-Business-Network-HD-359%3Fmoda%3D%2Fmodal%2Finstall%2F359%2Fchannel&pev2=DIRECTV_Player_13.. Screen shot of the error uploaded. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by michaud64 6 days ago

Just installed Firefox for the 2nd time. ios 10.15.7 on macbook Firefox is my default browser but I have to set it up each time I open the program

Any suggestions? I opened it without extensions and followed the other trouble shooting suggestions and even uninstalled and reinstalled. Every time I open Firefox, I am… (read more)

Any suggestions? I opened it without extensions and followed the other trouble shooting suggestions and even uninstalled and reinstalled. Every time I open Firefox, I am greeted as if it has not been set up. I feel like I am in the movie, "Groundhog Day". Help !

Asked by neetsie 6 days ago

After a clean install of windows 10, my saved logins and bookmarks are gone

Hey! I just formated mywindows 10 pc, installed firefox, and logged in, and usually all my bookmarks and saved logins return after i log my firefox account on, but they d… (read more)

Hey!

I just formated mywindows 10 pc, installed firefox, and logged in, and usually all my bookmarks and saved logins return after i log my firefox account on, but they didnt this time, im afraid i somehow overwrote the saved data, and now im without logins and bookmarks, i have googled and have tried going to archive and restoring, and i can only see a backup from today there, im afraid thats the one i made myself - its also saying 11 items, the backup, and i had way more, anyway when i click it, nothing happens.

I tried going to the firefox profile section, there was 2 profiles, none had my back up

Thx in advance!

Asked by kristian.nielsen 6 days ago

Last reply by kristian.nielsen 6 days ago

Youtube problems

(1) When I use Google Chrome to watch Youtube videos,I don't have any problems. (2) When I use Firefoox (the latest version),I have some problems: https://drive.google.co… (read more)

(1) When I use Google Chrome to watch Youtube videos,I don't have any problems.

(2) When I use Firefoox (the latest version),I have some problems: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ODI7-kuuzyPdtQ6q_mMwvBVO2wCyhTap/view?usp=sharing

I don't know what happened...

Asked by silindon 1 week ago

Last reply by silindon 6 days ago

Disk usage, access to Amazon pages

firefox 64 bit was using 100 % Disc usage, tried 32 bit - was great except I can't access drop down menus on sites like Amazon, also Wish List page wont load. I reinstall… (read more)

firefox 64 bit was using 100 % Disc usage, tried 32 bit - was great except I can't access drop down menus on sites like Amazon, also Wish List page wont load. I reinstalled 64 bit and i can access drop down list but won't load wish list page -using Windows 10

Asked by jstacy1132 6 days ago

Launching firefox app on android starts on home screen

How can i set firefox to launch directly to my previous tab? (Like i could do in previous versions). I dont want to see the firefox home screen every time i launch the ap… (read more)

How can i set firefox to launch directly to my previous tab? (Like i could do in previous versions). I dont want to see the firefox home screen every time i launch the app, it is annoying and bothersome since i literally never use it.

Asked by hindert47 6 days ago

location of different types of cache data

hey guys, Can you guys list for me, where each one of the following types of data is in the cache location in win 10? the locations for me are as follows: LOCAL DIR =>… (read more)

hey guys,

Can you guys list for me, where each one of the following types of data is in the cache location in win 10? the locations for me are as follows:

LOCAL DIR => C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pbnbougs.default-1580885455126 ROAMING DIR => C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pbnbougs.default-1580885455126

so....my question for you experts is....in which dirs are the following pieces of info?

=> passwords => cookies => history => temp files that are junk (for instance, image files for quicker future page loads, etc...)

attached are images of the 2 dirs I mentioned above. I'd like to know where these things are, whether they be in un-extensioned files, sqlLite DBs or anything else. thanks!

Adam

Asked by Adam 6 days ago