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Firefox very slow (vs Edge)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search … (read more)

Long time Firefox user here - been on from the start (about 2005), and don't want to switch because I love some features like the Panorama View extension, Context Search extension etc, and it's always been a great browser.

Recently though (not sure if it's just recently, or I've only just noticed), it's so slow. I tried a brand new profile, no extensions, no settings changes, and it's the same. Example loading times:

bbc.co.uk/news Firefox: 14s Edge: 2s chess.com Firefox: 19s Edge: 4s chess.com play vs computer Firefox 38s Edge 2s

https://youtu.be/er9jBysL0vEFirefox vs Edge (YouTube)

So it's not my profile settings or extensions.

BUT, I tried it on a different user profile on the same computer (Switch User from the Windows Start menu), and it's fast!

Why is this, and what do I need to do on my user account to speed Firefox up (keeping my same Firefox profile)?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Rhys 1 month ago

Last reply by Rhys 3 days ago

Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 months ago

Last reply by Paul 1 day 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 6 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 5 days 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 2 days ago

Missing menu line

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on bla… (read more)

There is one menu short in a screen, when I use Firefox to my bank. The file "2021-02-14.png" is missing a menu with "Forbrugsoverblik Forbrugsagenter Etiketter" on black background. The file "2021-02-14(1).png" is the same <prt sc> but in Edge browser. The file "2021-02-14(2).png" is the same but in Crome.

The two last are correct with all menu'es. How do I get the same i Firefox? I have cleared cookies and cache without any result.

I can't send any links, because you need to be logged in.

Regards Lars Scheffmann

Asked by lars45 1 week ago

Last reply by lars45 3 days ago

Firefox keeps randomly resetting

Every 2 to 3 days sometimes longer, Firefox will randomly reset itself and close out all windows and tabs to a single window and different search engine. Restore last ses… (read more)

Every 2 to 3 days sometimes longer, Firefox will randomly reset itself and close out all windows and tabs to a single window and different search engine. Restore last session is never available when this happens even though I have that selected and checked and it does work when I manually close out windows and tabs myself so i know that preference is selected. My search engine preferences are always reset and have to restore defaults as well. Mac os Big Sur 11.2

Thanks to anyone who can help me solve this sudden mystery. Long time user of firefox on macbook pro and mac towers.

Ronnie DiCicco

Asked by dicicc 1 week ago

Last reply by dicicc 1 day ago

Blocking automatic audio/video play stopped working, how do I fix??

I recently changed options to connect to all websites via https under Privacy & Security, could that be the reason? I wouldn't think that has anything to do with it … (read more)

I recently changed options to connect to all websites via https under Privacy & Security, could that be the reason? I wouldn't think that has anything to do with it but then I'm not expert tech-wise. Thank you!

Asked by jj 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jj 2 hours ago

Headline links on news.google yield blank pages

I use 85.0.2-64bit on a Windows 10 PC. For the last month or so, when I click on any of the headline links from the news.google homepage, I'm shown only a blank page. No … (read more)

I use 85.0.2-64bit on a Windows 10 PC.

For the last month or so, when I click on any of the headline links from the news.google homepage, I'm shown only a blank page. No error message. The url looks normal.

-The links all work when I use Edge.

-I do have Add-ons, but I turned them all off, restarted Firefox, and the links still fail. Any remedies? Suggestions? Some setting I don't know about?

Asked by free3ist 1 week ago

Last reply by free3ist 5 days ago

Jumbled text

Every so often when I am browsing and go onto a website the text becomes all jumbled as if it can't read the font properly. This has only started happening recently. It d… (read more)

Every so often when I am browsing and go onto a website the text becomes all jumbled as if it can't read the font properly. This has only started happening recently. It definitely seems to be a font issue as when I copy the text and paste it into a document it reads perfectly and if I close the browser then open it again the text is back to normal. It seems to happen after I've been using the browser for a while.

Asked by richard192 1 month ago

Last reply by richard192 1 day ago

Iphone Hotspot very slow .

So after the wonderful weather the east coast has got over the past few days. Internet is out with no eta when it will be fixed. So I have to use apple hotspot. Ive notic… (read more)

So after the wonderful weather the east coast has got over the past few days. Internet is out with no eta when it will be fixed. So I have to use apple hotspot. Ive noticed on firefox I only get up to 2.5 mbps download speeds. If I do a speed test it shows 36 to 44 mbps . Booted onto my old ssd drive with the same version of windows ten and as far as I know firefox. Firefox works fine on that drive. Ive also found out microsoft edge also works fine on my main m.2 ssd . I have no idea why firefox would be so slow, its like its limiting my speeds . But I checked and the throttling is turned off. I tried to uninstall firefox and reinstall didn't help.

I have no idea why speed test.net shows im getting 40+ mbps and youtube videos or just surfing the web is stuck at 2.5 mbps. any help or ideas would be great. Thanks.

Asked by sazabizc 1 week ago

Last reply by sazabizc 5 days ago

Can't change Firefox Account password

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password. I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing … (read more)

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password.

I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing happens. The page gives no indication that the change has applied and my password remains the same.

I have also tried this in a private window, on Google Chrome and on my phone and the same thing happens.

Asked by alex190 6 days ago

Last reply by alex190 6 days ago

Ctrl+Shift+W combination works wrong.

We already have Ctrl+Q and Alt+F4 combinations for close window, Ctrl+Shift+W should work differently. It should close all tabs (Like Ctrl+W close current tab, Ctrl+Shift… (read more)

We already have Ctrl+Q and Alt+F4 combinations for close window, Ctrl+Shift+W should work differently. It should close all tabs (Like Ctrl+W close current tab, Ctrl+Shift+W should close all), but not a window! This combination used to clear your workspace and start visiting new sites from scratch, but not for exit!

Asked by luarocks 1 week ago

Last reply by luarocks 6 days ago

Apple download links still not working.

The download links from Apple are still not working over several versions of Firefox. The links should open the App Store but for some reason they don't using Firefox. Th… (read more)

The download links from Apple are still not working over several versions of Firefox. The links should open the App Store but for some reason they don't using Firefox. They work from Safari of course, but they also work with chromium-based browsers.

An example Apple page… https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT211683

Asked by dialabrain 1 week ago

Last reply by dialabrain 1 week ago

in firefox document not opened, unsafe. if surched in google, opens and confirms safe document. https!!

why does firefox refuse to open because unsafe document etc, and when the same(within firefox) is entered into google surch, the respective page is available, can be open… (read more)

why does firefox refuse to open because unsafe document etc, and when the same(within firefox) is entered into google surch, the respective page is available, can be opened and confirms that it is a safe page. No problem to open in edge. The various tipps do not help. antivirus is F-secure. cleaning cookies and cache did not help either.

Asked by Paul.Schrader1 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul.Schrader1 1 week ago

How do i access the HTML code for my old thimble project?

Im trying to access the HTML code i created on thimble back in 2018 but apparently Thimble he shit down and moved to glitch. How do i transfer/access this code? This link… (read more)

Im trying to access the HTML code i created on thimble back in 2018 but apparently Thimble he shit down and moved to glitch.

How do i transfer/access this code? This link (https://glitch.happyfox.com/kb/article/7-how-do-i-move-my-project-from-thimble-to-glitch/) says to contact the mozilla support team and i looked for an email but this place was the only support page i found.

Asked by kyalsimm 6 days ago

Firefox manual accessibility focus concern with embedded YouTube video

When using the Firefox browser to navigate the links on this page using the TAB key, https://www.utrgv.edu/police/ there is something that receives focus after the last l… (read more)

When using the Firefox browser to navigate the links on this page using the TAB key, https://www.utrgv.edu/police/ there is something that receives focus after the last link "FAQ" on the Departments section on the bottom left side when the focus enters the embedded YouTube video that is not announced using the NVDA screen reader or visible on the screen. A second TAB key press shows the animated subscribe button.

I'm using the latest version of Firefox (86.0) on Windows 10.

Chrome and other browsers show visible activity - animating the subscribe button - when using the TAB key to switch focus from the FAQ link to the embedded video.

Thanks, Russell

Asked by Russell D. 6 days ago

While browsing I opened a tab expecting to see my rows of top sites, those I edited.

While browsing I opened a tab so I could view my "Top Sites" and click on one of them I wanted to visit. They are all gone. There should be three rows, most of which I … (read more)

While browsing I opened a tab so I could view my "Top Sites" and click on one of them I wanted to visit. They are all gone. There should be three rows, most of which I have edited to the sites I visit most. The option is still checked, with three rows being how many are shown. It is just a blank tab. Nothing is there anymore. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Betty

Asked by irrilia 6 days ago

Unable to load PKCS11 module

Hello, I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 on macOS 11.2.1 and I can't load the PKCS11 Device Driver for my eSign. All the necessary drivers are installed on the system and the Char… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 on macOS 11.2.1 and I can't load the PKCS11 Device Driver for my eSign. All the necessary drivers are installed on the system and the Charismatics Scard Utility recognises the devices properly. What's even stranger, is that I was able to add the device in Thunderbird (78.7.1).

Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong and get the device working, please?

Thanks!

Asked by BZ 1 week ago

Last reply by BZ 6 days ago

header and footer setup menu

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer… (read more)

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer content in the new version?

Asked by balas10 6 days ago

Last reply by balas10 6 days ago