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firefox cannot run online games but chrome can run games just fine

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly… (read more)

Hello, i've recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox. However, I am someone who enjoys playing games in their browser. And it occured to me, that firefox seemingly lags and stutters whenever i try to play a game.

The two games i have tested are Zombs Royale and Wormax IO. These are two very minimalistic games with nothing much to them. The slowest computers can handle them...

I have a GTX 1080, with 12 gb of rams. I also tested on my laptop, which has unknown specs, but 4gb of ram.

Both devices performed worse then how they would perform in chromium based browsers. I wish to stick with firefox, as i hear security is a virtue with Mozilla, and Chrome really just wants to steal your data.

I might add, that i did follow a couple steps to make my browser more secure, I didn't disable stuff like webgl, but i disabled a bunch of other settings, here is the video i followed:

https://youtu.be/xxWXLlfqNAo

I did install a few add-ons, such as Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, HTTPS Everywhere, and nightTab(I had this on chrome, and without it i feel home sick.)

I am unsure why these problems occur, as far as i know, my computer should be able to handle this.

I cannot find any other questions related to this, and it is really odd to me. I should also mention, Firefox is also quite slow anyways, it just feels slower than chrome, so i'm unsure if it's an optimization issue or what, but this occurs on all of my computers.

I hope someone can help me thank you.

Asked by official.skylightgaming 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 minute ago

change password problem

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log… (read more)

After receiving an email about lockwise absorption, I thought I would try changing my firefox account password. Mainly that was because I do not see any other way to log into another mac system without it. I can sync an ios device with the qr code scan but not another mac system.

So from the account profile I went to Change Password and changed the password to some new securely generated password.

Now in my saved passwords, I see that the new password is saved for "(no username)" account and the old password is still there for my user name.

But when I try to log into FF browser on another mac system with my user name, neither password works. They are both "incorrect".

Asked by lk6 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 36 minutes ago

Set custom homepage url

This is the custom url I wish to set as my homepage in Android and on desktop. https://www.startpage.com/do/mypage.pl?prfe=0c4aa570cecf36f8ba47bd3de42f8a5e33db9aa88304c3e… (read more)

Asked by Woody 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 51 minutes ago

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

"Never remember history" changes to "Use custom..." and "...private mode"

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10 Hi. A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "U… (read more)

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

Hi.

A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "Use custom settings for history" and "Always use private mode." Why is this happening?

The larger issue is Cached Web Content (CWC), which doesn't completely delete like everything else. No matter the settings to delete everything upon closing or never remember, every time I reopen FF and click Clear Data there is some data in CWC (albeit in kb). I've read many pages and posts here and it's still not clear: A) Why isn't it 0 bytes and B) If a previously visited site can access the CWC, then isn't that a strike against privacy?

Sincerley,

Hank

Asked by hank.leeps 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

stopping Firefox asking to update pwd

Hello. I want to save my username in websites but not password, so I ended up saving the real username and a fake pwd (and I type it manually everytime I want to login). … (read more)

Hello. I want to save my username in websites but not password, so I ended up saving the real username and a fake pwd (and I type it manually everytime I want to login). Is there a way for disabling Firefox asking to update the saved password (but keeping the 'fake' pwd saved)? Thanks.

Asked by solquest3 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Can't reset Firefox account password: "Reset password with this email type is not currently supported"

I have a duplicate Firefox account that I would like to close. I forgot the password for this account, and when I go to https://accounts.firefox.com/reset_password to re… (read more)

I have a duplicate Firefox account that I would like to close.

I forgot the password for this account, and when I go to https://accounts.firefox.com/reset_password to reset it, I enter my email address for the account I'd like to log into and it fails every time with the message "Primary account email required for reset".

The API response includes the error message "Reset password with this email type is not currently supported".

My account email address ends in @hey.com. Is this domain not allowed for password resets?

Asked by grantt 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Nol Loading right since last update

Almost ever time I open Firefox the first time my home page or nothing else will load. I get out and when I get back in I get a message previous Firefox running slow, do … (read more)

Almost ever time I open Firefox the first time my home page or nothing else will load. I get out and when I get back in I get a message previous Firefox running slow, do you want to close it? When a allow that it does fine. I have tried refreshing Firefox and that did not help much.

Asked by waynewiley803 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Download Temporary/Cache File Location

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. S… (read more)

I have been trying to locate the temporary file of the failed download video file. I was downloading a huge video file (78 GB) and the system froze in the middle of it. So I was forced to cut the power and restart the laptop. After restarting, I saw that my system drive is still filled with the temporary file (part), but I couldn't locate it and delete the temp file. It has taken up about 40 GB of my system drive space because the download was more than half way through.

When I started the download, I selected an external drive as the destination. However, I have been observing Firefox download behavior and I am pretty sure Firefox would download as much of the file to system drive as possible, until the system drive is full, then moving onto the destination drive, which has been a huge inconvenience, because of the huge video files that I am dealing with.

I have already cleared the file and the .part in the destination drive, but failed to locate the rest of the temp file in my system drive. I have searched the internet and found no mention of such problem. So I am seeking professional help here.

Attached is a screenshot showing how much space is used by checking the system drive properties, against the properties of all files in system drive (including hidden). The number doesn't add up, and there are 52 GB of files unlocated.

Asked by hl200011 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Credit card saving does not work

When entering credit card info in a web form, Firefox will pop up a dialog asking if I'd like to save the card info. If I click yes, the dialog closes but the info is not… (read more)

When entering credit card info in a web form, Firefox will pop up a dialog asking if I'd like to save the card info. If I click yes, the dialog closes but the info is not saved. If I go into settings where one can view the saved cards and enter the info to save a new one, I can enter one but again it does not actually save. There is no error, it just doesn't save. Tailing journalctl shows no errors, and launching Firefox from a console and watching the output doesn't show any error either.

It's been this way over several updates over the course of a few months (as long as I've been using Firefox on this computer).

Asked by Eric S 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Importing passwords from chrome

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not … (read more)

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not locate it in Firefox.

Asked by architectofthefuture 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Browser is not supported by Discord web application

I cannot turn on the audio input and the audio output in Discord web application when running Firefox for desktop PC. The advice from Mozilla Support knowledge base regar… (read more)

I cannot turn on the audio input and the audio output in Discord web application when running Firefox for desktop PC. The advice from Mozilla Support knowledge base regarding how to enable microphone did not help, since there is always no access request from discord.com detected in "Preferences" -> "Privacy & Security" -> "Permissions".

I am using the latest version of Firefox (94.0.1) on Windows 7 SP 1 and Windows 10 20H2. In Discord Support knowledge base the app is claimed to support Firefox version 80+.

Asked by MySha_61 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Firefox got rid of FVD Speed Dial and now I've lost all those sites I had previously saved!

I had several different FVD Speed Dials for different areas of interest. Without notice Firefox decided that FVD was a danger I guess and disable it. Now I've lost all th… (read more)

I had several different FVD Speed Dials for different areas of interest. Without notice Firefox decided that FVD was a danger I guess and disable it. Now I've lost all those site links. Is there any way to retrieve them? I didn't save them as regular bookmarks because Speed Dial was so much better.

Ugh. What a pain. Anyone have a solution or am I SOL?

Asked by knwhnr1 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Failed to create the PKCS #12 backup file for unknown reasons.

I would like to create Certificate backup since I am planning to install new operating system. Setting - Certificates - view certificates - selected the certificate which… (read more)

I would like to create Certificate backup since I am planning to install new operating system.

Setting - Certificates - view certificates - selected the certificate which I wanted to backup - click Backup - type File name - Save - typed certificate backup password 2x - click OK

The following message appears: Failed to create the PKCS #12 backup file for unknown reasons.

I tried several times + I tried also Backup all option - but same issue appears.

Approx. 5 months ago I did certificate backup for my wife and it worked without any issues, now I have no clue what is the reason for not working.

Any idea/suggestion?

Thanks for your help in advance.

Asked by skubin.simon 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Importing Bookmarks from Safari - Folders Don't Appear

Hello All: I want to import my bookmarks from Safari to Firefox but strange things are happening. I go to the File menu, scroll down to "Import From Another Browser" an… (read more)

Hello All:

I want to import my bookmarks from Safari to Firefox but strange things are happening.

I go to the File menu, scroll down to "Import From Another Browser" and select "Safari."

I click OK and Firefox works for a while and then says it's done with the import.

However, when I then go to "Manage Bookmarks" in Firefox I can't find any of the folders from Safari!

The weird thing is, those bookmarks are SOMEWHERE in Firefox, because when I search for a particular bookmark which I know was originally in Safari but NOT Firefox (some rather obscure website) IT DOES APPEAR IN THE FIREFOX SEARCH!

I've done this with about 10 websites, so I know they exist somewhere in Firefox.

But none of the folders where they originally resided in Safari seem to appear in Firefox. The only way I seem to be able to access those bookmarks is to go to the Search bar and search for them.

Does anyone have any thoughts about how I can find the folders imported from Safari?

Thanks!

Asked by GregB777 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

video doesn't load and/or play

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome) When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that th… (read more)

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome)

When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that the video is loading. But it never stops and it never plays. Also, the pause button does not have any effect; the loading indicator keeps spinning. Example website: "https://proclassictv.com/" (both with "The Rifleman" and "My Favorite Martian" episodes. I've tried this on a few of the videos available there. Same result. I've tried this with add-ons enabled and with add-ons disabled (current session). I've seen this in a few other websites also. I don't know if the problem is my system, Firefox, or the host website.

I am able to view youtube videos with no problems.

How do I get the videos to play?

Thank-you.

Asked by home user 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox freezes when going on instagram

Whenever I try to go on instagram, it just freezes completely. I've turned off all ad blockers and extensions, but still getting the same result. Can I please get some … (read more)

Whenever I try to go on instagram, it just freezes completely. I've turned off all ad blockers and extensions, but still getting the same result. Can I please get some help?

Asked by gabriel170 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 hours ago