Graphics performance: Firefox Vs. Edge Vs. Chrome

Hello, I love Mozilla Firefox thus am asking this. Why is graphics performance worse in Firefox than it is on Microsoft's Edge and Google's Chorme browser? Is it a matter… (read more)

Hello,

I love Mozilla Firefox thus am asking this.

Why is graphics performance worse in Firefox than it is on Microsoft's Edge and Google's Chorme browser?

Is it a matter of settings or what?

I have a AMD Ryzen 5 3400GE APU which is very capable of decoding 4k@60 VP9, but when I try watching Youtube videos in this video settings on Firefox, the frame reproduction isn't smooth. I don't have that problem with Chrome and/or Edge.

The video in question is the following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Wo3aJjwTlA

PS: not sure why but some 4k@60 VP9 videos on Youtube lag more than others.

Asked by ScatteredThuderstorm 1 week ago

Last reply by ScatteredThuderstorm 5 days ago

can't open websites or login

I've tried to follow all of the suggestions as to fixing why Firefox won't open websites or login - none fixed the issue. Thanks for any suggestions Dianne … (read more)

I've tried to follow all of the suggestions as to fixing why Firefox won't open websites or login - none fixed the issue.

Thanks for any suggestions Dianne

Asked by hartwickpmrltd 5 days ago

Last reply by hartwickpmrltd 5 days ago

How do I figure out why Content tracking is blocking my site?

We have a site that for some reason just started getting blocked by FireFox's Tracking content setting in private browsing mode. We have a Production build that still wor… (read more)

We have a site that for some reason just started getting blocked by FireFox's Tracking content setting in private browsing mode. We have a Production build that still works but our QA build does not. For the life of my I can't figure out what changed that would have triggered Tracking content to start blocking the site. Basically the site will load but we only get a blank page.

Is there any way to debug what exactly the Tracking content filter is blocking?

Asked by sam.redmond 3 days ago

Last reply by sam.redmond 2 days ago

Proxy Settings

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - ever… (read more)

we have installed Firefox 85.0.2 (esr). we are working in home office with a vpn connection (citrix gateway). the system is set to use proxy settings with a script - every time I start firefox new, it is set to "auto-detect proxy setting for this network" and I have no internet. Also with disabled vpn connection - i have to set the proxy setting to "no proxy" or "use system proxy settings" who sets the setting default to "auto-detect ..."? why is this not working in home-office

Asked by stefan.luik 1 week ago

Last reply by stefan.luik 4 days ago

restore firefox session

Windows did an update and closed my Firefox session. When it came back up, I did not look at it, and it did not restore my previous session. Windows did another update an… (read more)

Windows did an update and closed my Firefox session. When it came back up, I did not look at it, and it did not restore my previous session. Windows did another update and now when I try to restore the previous session, it just takes me back to a single tab.

How can I restore my previous session? I need those windows desperately!

Asked by megus 6 days ago

Last reply by megus 6 days ago

Checksum for Firefox ESR 78.6.1 - Software Supply Chain Security

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum. Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.… (read more)

With concerns about supply chain security, I would like the ability to ensure that the file download matches a recognized checksum.

Downloading from: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.6.1/releasenotes/ yields checksum SHA256 55249C4861FE521CB32D72785481A146B64812AF2ECE7341FAAA5C79ABC0F395

This does not match any of the checksums available at: https://archive.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/78.6.1esr/

Best practice would be to publish the official checksum along with the release notes.

Is there another way to close the loop on this?

Asked by linden1 1 month ago

Last reply by linden1 2 days ago

How to fix video resolution in picture-in-picture mode?

When start picture-in-picture mode video starts in same resolution that set in player (for example 720p), but after 1-2 minutes resolution decrease to minimum available a… (read more)

When start picture-in-picture mode video starts in same resolution that set in player (for example 720p), but after 1-2 minutes resolution decrease to minimum available at current video(for example 240p). How i can prevent this?

Asked by warmailxx 5 days ago

IKEA website transitioned from flash based planning tools to an add-on tool it was working fine but now blank on Firefox Browser

https://www.ikea.com/addon-app/storageone/pax/web/latest/?range=pax&uiPlatform=web&locale=en-US#/planner It loads all the tools but the actual planning screen is … (read more)

https://www.ikea.com/addon-app/storageone/pax/web/latest/?range=pax&uiPlatform=web&locale=en-US#/planner

It loads all the tools but the actual planning screen is blank. Used to work trying to see if it's being blocked for security reasons.

Tried refreshing my browser and trouble shooting but no luck.

Asked by matthew.scott.jenkins 5 days ago

Last reply by matthew.scott.jenkins 5 days ago

Disabling the mediabanner/popup thing

Hi, I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and … (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to disable the media popup in windows 10, which appears when you lower your volume or skip a song or anything (see added image). I have a brand new pc and on my old pc i was able to fix this easily by doing this: go to about:config and change this: set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled from true to false.

I did that now, with my new pc as well. But i just does not work, i restarted my browser and pc after changing it, i set it back to true and back to false again, it just will not work.

I googled this issue, but the only solution i find, is what i exactly the thing i described above, nothing else.

Asked by grobalork 1 month ago

Last reply by grobalork 23 hours ago

My Older Account _ _ And ...

I am afraid that I am very confused about the changes to this site. Are the FAQs the only way to learn about the changes, or is there some documentation I am not present… (read more)

I am afraid that I am very confused about the changes to this site. Are the FAQs the only way to learn about the changes, or is there some documentation I am not presently seeing?

In addition, what happened to my older account on this site?

And where exactly are all the other posts, like I would expect to be seeing as if it were a regular forum platform?

Maybe I am more than confused. Maybe I am completely lost. Yes, my own stupidity might be a major factor for this confusion I am guilty of!

Asked by Confianza 1 week ago

Last reply by Confianza 10 hours ago

Firefox Browser on Ubuntu 20.04 Stopped Displaying All Pages

Hello, on Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox Browser won't load any websites, or anything. Just nothing shows up. I did try to uninstall Firefox, and re-install, or re-download from… (read more)

Hello, on Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox Browser won't load any websites, or anything. Just nothing shows up.

I did try to uninstall Firefox, and re-install, or re-download from Mozilla repository, nothing changes.

How do I diagnose and resolve this issue?

Thanx,

Asked by aritus7 1 week ago

Last reply by aritus7 6 days ago

Disable the download prompt

I recently reinstalled mozilla firefox on my PC and i noticed that in Option>General>Downloads there is no longer the option to disable the "Save File" pop up windo… (read more)

I recently reinstalled mozilla firefox on my PC and i noticed that in Option>General>Downloads there is no longer the option to disable the "Save File" pop up window whenever u click on a file to download. I searched around, even messed with about:config but i couldn't find a way to disable it. So the question is simple: Is there a way to disable this prompt?

Asked by stefpetsalaris 5 days ago

Blank screen

I had to reset my windows 10 computer and now when I downloaded FireFox I et nothin but a blank page when I open it ? It doesn't matter what website I try it's just a bla… (read more)

I had to reset my windows 10 computer and now when I downloaded FireFox I et nothin but a blank page when I open it ? It doesn't matter what website I try it's just a blank page ! I have tried refreshing it and it will not restart but when I click on it to restart it saying that it's already running. Sure enough I open task manager and it's running. If I stop it there it just does the same when restarted. Like ground hog day !

Asked by Mustangman 6 days ago

Last reply by Mustangman 6 days ago

Firefox hangs/freezes after 85 update.

Hi everyone, After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of fire… (read more)

Hi everyone,

After the 85.0.0 update and still now with 85.0.1 and 85.0.2 firefox crashes. It's usually happened with clicking a link that'll take action outside of firefox (not a url link but a download attachment link in gmail or a print link). I've also had it happen with placing links from the search bar to the bookmark bar, and just recently opening up the 'show all bookmarks' window.

It'll hang, i won't be able to click anything, and then it'll give me the 'close window' screen. It's never fully crashed and given me an error message. I start up firefox again, restore the session and everything is back to where it was.

I've tried refreshing. I've tried creating a new profile. I've tried uninstalling and downloading 85 direct from mozilla. Nothing seems to be working. I'm going to see how it does for a bit in safe mode, but all the add-ons I have I've had way before the 85 update and all of them are recommended by mozilla.

I'm all ears (eyes?) for solutions!

Asked by info4851 5 days ago

Last reply by info4851 20 hours ago

Firefox hangs when printing

Whenever I press 'print', Firefox hangs repeatedly for ~15 seconds. After ~15s it will respond again for ~4 seconds, before hanging again for ~15s. I've tried running in… (read more)

Whenever I press 'print', Firefox hangs repeatedly for ~15 seconds. After ~15s it will respond again for ~4 seconds, before hanging again for ~15s.

I've tried running in Safe mode: same problem.

I've tried reinstalling Firefox: same problem.

I do not have this problem in Chrome.

Has anyone else solved this problem? Please can anyone help?

Thank you! David

Asked by ds_charles 1 week ago

Last reply by ds_charles 6 days ago

Firefox on Ubuntu unloads graphics, shuts down

Hello, This issue seems somewhat unique. Using Firefox on 85.0.1 64-bit (but existed for a while) on Ubuntu 20. My laptop is a dell Inspiron with an nvidia GeForce MX250 … (read more)

Hello,

This issue seems somewhat unique. Using Firefox on 85.0.1 64-bit (but existed for a while) on Ubuntu 20. My laptop is a dell Inspiron with an nvidia GeForce MX250 and driver version 450.102.04 (but, again, this problem existed on earlier drivers). I dual boot Windows 10 on this laptop and use firefox there, but do not have any issues there.

Sometimes Firefox will just start unloading pieces of the web page. It's not that the tab is crashing, the parts just start visibly disappearing, and I can see other applications or my wallpaper behind it. When a youtube video is playing, the sound will keep going (without issue) even after the video stops and eventually disappears. I can reproduce this problem by having a youtube video playing in a tab, closing my laptop to idle it, and reopening it and logging back in. Doing so ensures this issue happens immediately, but the issue will still occur at other times, with or without a youtube video playing (that's just what I use to test the issue as per my example given).

Going through existing articles, I followed the steps in this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1275189 since my issue seemed similar to theirs. Restarting Firefox in safe mode did indeed stop the issue! Then, I followed the steps to diagnose if it was an extension or hardware acceleration. (I use the default theme so that's not the issue.)

Disabling hardware acceleration didn't solve the problem. Okay, maybe it's not that, I'll turn off the (only) extension I have... And that didn't work either. I turned off hardware acceleration and my extensions, and the issue is still being produced.

So, I'm trying to understand, if safe mode only deactivates extensions, themes and hardware acceleration, why does the issue go away in safe mode but persist in normal mode with all extensions and hardware acceleration turned off on the default theme?

Attached are images of the "unloading" issue. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by cerny.7687 6 days ago

Last reply by cerny.7687 5 days ago

BSOD in Win 10, Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap, this stopped after uninstalling Firefox???

I was randomly getting the BSOD in Win 10 Pro 64b. Message said the error was "Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap". No external devices were connected, no new software had been … (read more)

I was randomly getting the BSOD in Win 10 Pro 64b. Message said the error was "Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap". No external devices were connected, no new software had been installed, all drivers looked good. RAM was replaced (16GB). After looking at event viewer I saw that Firefox was running in all events. I uninstalled Firefox and it seems problem has stopped. Is this common, do I just need to re-install Firefox????

Thanks, KL

Asked by rumad 5 days ago