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Browser won't open any sites

I'm out of tricks here. Last night I updated Windows on my desktop (Windows 10) and after several hiccups and restarts the computer is operating correctly...except for Fi… (read more)

I'm out of tricks here. Last night I updated Windows on my desktop (Windows 10) and after several hiccups and restarts the computer is operating correctly...except for Firefox. The browser window opens normally but clicking on any bookmark or typing a web addy manually does nothing...it just stays blank. When using a bookmark, no address propagates to the address bar. In an effort to fix this I have done Firefox refresh (a few times now), run Firefox in troubleshoot mode (a few times and at least once this caused Firefox to crash), uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox (twice, second time WITHOUT saving prior account settings), restarted computer and uninstalled adblocker.

Absolutely NO change from any of this. My laptop (Apple with Firefox) works fine and the desktop WILL browse just fine on MS Edge, so this is not a connectivity problem. Any ideas on fixing this would be greatly appreciated. TIA

Tim

Asked by tjhartney 1 day ago

Last reply by tjhartney 31 minutes ago

Videos freezing, Pages taking forever to open, what's up?

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or… (read more)

I am getting more & more frustrated and exasperated, as simple browsing has become tortuously slow, with many sites taking forever to load, or only partially load, or have to be refreshed a couple times, to finally get it to load. And videos constantly freezing up, despite lots of free RAM, and a very high-speed internet connection. I assumed whatever was causing this would've been addressed in the last update, or two, but no, it's only getting worse.

Asked by StevenCee 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox freezing with Yahoo News Articles

For the last couple of months I've been having an issue with Firefox freezing when I bring up a news article on Yahoo. It only happens when there is a video attached to t… (read more)

For the last couple of months I've been having an issue with Firefox freezing when I bring up a news article on Yahoo. It only happens when there is a video attached to the article, the video and the text of the article won't load. After a few minutes there is a message saying "This page is slowing down Firefox. To speed up your browser, stop this page". All of the Yahoo news articles work fine when I bring them up in Chrome. How can this be fixed??

Asked by mikeb2115 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox 90.0 update problems

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work n… (read more)

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work normal, but I can't open youtube and gmail now (google.com itself works heavily). When I type url and click enter, it takes so much time to load, often not loading the site or partially load. Other browsers installed on the same system works normally with the "problematic" websites. I tried hard reload (ctrl+f5), cleaning all browser data, and uninstalling and reinstalling. None of the mentioned actions helped. Please help me to identify and solve the issue.

Asked by cahangirove 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

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Facebook Messenger not loading complete page Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.fa… (read more)

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/1234... I tried disabling uBlock Origin, Privacy Possum, Privacy badger, page still won't load completely, just partially and "locks up".

Asked by Craiga 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Facebook login

Hello you good folk out there. My issue is with facebook login. I accept cookies and then the accept cookie screen comes back, and back etc. If I start in safe mode I am… (read more)

Hello you good folk out there.

My issue is with facebook login. I accept cookies and then the accept cookie screen comes back, and back etc.

If I start in safe mode I am OK. I would like to start in full mode all the time!

Apple Mac, Big Sur 11.2.2 using Firefox and Duck Duck Go

Asked by cj10 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

Firefox Mac will not open links .

When I am in an open page in Firefox 90.02 and try to open a link MOST OF THE TIME It will post the error message below and not let me proceed. I can tell from other post… (read more)

When I am in an open page in Firefox 90.02 and try to open a link MOST OF THE TIME It will post the error message below and not let me proceed. I can tell from other posts that this is not uncommon, but I cannot find a posting that is useful.

Thus far I have 1. reset/repaired Firefox 2. ensured that Firefox has full access to my computer and the internet and that the Firewall is off. 3. reset all the security and privacy settings to the lowest settings or turned them off including pop-up blocking, tracking, really all settings, cleared the cookies and caches.

What am I missing? Randy Black

Asked by Rand 1 hour ago

Bookmarks

After the last FF update I cannot save anything to my bookmarks. Instead , it outs them just below the tool bar. I want to be able to save them like I used to. Please tel… (read more)

After the last FF update I cannot save anything to my bookmarks. Instead , it outs them just below the tool bar. I want to be able to save them like I used to. Please tell me how . Thanks ,

Asked by Rosekeller74 1 hour ago

website login and functionality problems with firefox

Having lots of problems logging in and with functionality on websites I use a lot, when I use firefox that I do not have if I switch to chrome... like airline websites I … (read more)

Having lots of problems logging in and with functionality on websites I use a lot, when I use firefox that I do not have if I switch to chrome... like airline websites I go to where my login via firefox won't work, banking sites, shopping sites, sites where I have profiles.... I either can't login or sites don't function properly..... but if I switch to chrome things work fine?! like when I enter my login info on aa.com via firefox I get this page which is an error. I enter the same login info on chrome and it takes me to my aa.com account profile and access

Asked by renee626 5 hours ago

Last reply by renee626 2 hours ago

Backup and Import of Bookmarks in Firefox

I have an issue now that I did not have in the past. I backup my bookmarks to a JSON file. And save it to my OneDrive. I then go to another computer and open my OneDrive.… (read more)

I have an issue now that I did not have in the past. I backup my bookmarks to a JSON file. And save it to my OneDrive. I then go to another computer and open my OneDrive. The new file shows up. And I import my newly backed up bookmarks. I get the usual warning.... this will overwite etc...... I import.... I get a load of rubbish. This was how I always moved my most current bookmarks between computers. Something has changed in Firefox. Any explanation and help is appreciated. Thanks. Johnn277@yahoo.com

Asked by johnn277 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

All gesture plugins seem to be broken on MacOS with the Monterey beta

I've updated to the latest MacOS Monterey beta and all gesture plugins are broken when used with the trackpad. This is not unique to Firefox, it also happens in Chrome. I… (read more)

I've updated to the latest MacOS Monterey beta and all gesture plugins are broken when used with the trackpad. This is not unique to Firefox, it also happens in Chrome.

If you try to make a two fingers gesture (right click) on the trackpad, it will start scrolling the page instead of registering as a right click and hold for the gesture to start, making gestures impossible to perform.

Does anyone know about a work around for this?

Asked by Thomas 2 hours ago

Zoom gesture in Firefox on wayland

I am using linux kde neon on wayland. Firefox version 90. On ubuntu with gnome 40, my touchpad zoom works. I didn't have any problems on kubuntu either. But on Kde neon, … (read more)

I am using linux kde neon on wayland. Firefox version 90. On ubuntu with gnome 40, my touchpad zoom works. I didn't have any problems on kubuntu either. But on Kde neon, gestures don't work. I forced the MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND = 1 setting to enable wayland support. About: support shows that wayland is supported by the browser. Also I tried the settings MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 = 1 and GTK_USE_PORTAL = 1, but they didn't help either. Gestures in the system itself work.

Asked by zzzaaazzzsssddd 2 hours ago

Last reply by zzzaaazzzsssddd 2 hours ago

How can I change what firefox considers the first day of the week?

It seems that most browsers use the operation system options do determine the first day of the week in html browser date pickers. Firefox does not seem to. I can't figure… (read more)

It seems that most browsers use the operation system options do determine the first day of the week in html browser date pickers. Firefox does not seem to. I can't figure out how to change it.

How can I change it?

Asked by willlafferty 2 hours ago

Google Homepage and Search slow to load after initially opening Firefox

I have Firefox on a couple of (Windows 10) PCs. This problem is happening on one of them. It has two profiles (users), and it's happening on both. If I open Firefox, and … (read more)

I have Firefox on a couple of (Windows 10) PCs. This problem is happening on one of them. It has two profiles (users), and it's happening on both.

If I open Firefox, and then trying going to google.co.uk, or do any google related search, almost everytime there is an obvious 30-40s delay. Indeed, during this time I can even open up other web sites (immediate), and trying google.co.uk again, and delay continues to occur.

Opening up the Network Console in Firefox, the GET request can be seem and then like clockwork there is about a 41000ms delay until it then continues.

If I open in TroubleShoot mode, same issue.

If I open in a Private Window, the problem does NOT occur.

This problem does NOT happen on my other PCs with Firefox, or any other browser on the PC in question.

This is very frustrating :( You open firefox to do a google search and it takes tens of seconds to resolve (on the first attempt) :(

Asked by NeilF 4 hours ago

Last reply by NeilF 2 hours ago

Firefox not rendering PNGs/images

Had this problem for a while. Didn't know how to describe the effect; Firefox renders PNGs as glitched tartan images => screen-caps attached. I'm running 90.0.2. I did… (read more)

Had this problem for a while. Didn't know how to describe the effect; Firefox renders PNGs as glitched tartan images => screen-caps attached. I'm running 90.0.2. I did a Firefox refresh - the problem still persists. Works fine on Chrome based browsers.

Asked by awesome.darek 2 hours ago

No more chrom extensions?

hey we can't add chrome extension anymore? now it asks to download chrome earlier it used to allow chrome extension by using one another extension. its not the same anymo… (read more)

hey we can't add chrome extension anymore? now it asks to download chrome earlier it used to allow chrome extension by using one another extension. its not the same anymore.

Asked by rdrkshsngh12 2 hours ago

Suddenly demolished bookmarks and cited solutions that don't work

Neither of the cited solutions in the support articles, regarding the recent sudden demolition of bookmarks, work, and the articles do not offer a how-to-escalate option.… (read more)

Neither of the cited solutions in the support articles, regarding the recent sudden demolition of bookmarks, work, and the articles do not offer a how-to-escalate option.

When surfing from Menu > Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks > Library arrows, it does "successfully" recognize a July 15 backup copy existing, but when clicking on it, it only brings up an error message saying "unable to process."

When going instead to Firefox Help > More Troubleshooting > Profile > Show in Finder, it again finds the same July 15 backup, but only produces an error message saying that no document can be opened. It offers generic referral to the entirety of the Apple Store and entirety of all existing applications on the hard drive, that already didn't step up to open it, but no clue as to what opening Firefox's own proprietary reference actually requires, or who to ask if the user fails.

This is a catastrophic result for bazillions of users, especially any involved in research or use of deep websites in which the shortcut-route or source-reminder bookmarks were harvested over time in a way that isn't easily reconstructed from "accounts" or emails or notes. Why in the world would anyone think it wise to make the default browser setting automatically "upgrading" by wiping out all accumulated user data without any warnings to the user to first do a manual backup of personal data, such as by exporting all existing FF bookmarks into another browser first and then manually making whatever additional transition or re-import FF wanted? Had I known I needed to have made a lot of notes in order to have backup at all, I would have... or would have picked a safer browser to rely on, if auto-update wipe-out risk is to be the "normal" given environment now. Bookmarks are not just frivolous things for a fair number of folks.

Heartsick. Hoping there's still a third route for restoring, beyond the total loss and brickwalls experienced so far.

Asked by resourcebuilders 3 hours ago