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Firefox lags after locking OS

If I lock my machine for more than a few minutes and then log on again, it's always the same. I unlock my system and feel some kind of slowness in Firefox. When I switch … (read more)

If I lock my machine for more than a few minutes and then log on again, it's always the same. I unlock my system and feel some kind of slowness in Firefox. When I switch from the currently open tab in Firefox, the new tab is highlighted in the tab bar, but the content part of the window is frozen. If I quickly open htop, I can see that the main Firefox process is suddenly using about 130% of my CPU. The only solution I have found is to quickly open htop after unlocking the system, send a SIGKILL to the main Firefox process and reopen it. This way the freezing, slowing problem is nowhere to be seen.

I am running Debian 12 with Firefox 115.4.0esr (64-bit). I have more than enough RAM and CPU.

Asked by 1majom 7 months ago

Last reply by 1majom 7 months ago

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Problems with YouTube

Hi, I have a problem with youTube. I've always been able to access my channel sections simply by clicking on the section title with no issues. However, since last nigh… (read more)

Hi,

I have a problem with youTube. I've always been able to access my channel sections simply by clicking on the section title with no issues. However, since last night, that is not working. Now, the only way I can see all the playlists in each section is if I right-click and open in a new tab.

Any ideas what's up? As far as I'm aware, it's not a connection problem and I've cleared the cache etc. Using a Mac.

It's a real pain having to open sections in a whole load of different tabs. Any pointers in the right direction would be much appreciated! Also, I'm not very tech-savvy :(

Many thanks, Maroulita

Asked by Maroulita 7 months ago

Last reply by Maroulita 7 months ago

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Firefox 119.0 - Unable to set PDF Orientation

Hey there, Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Port… (read more)

Hey there,

Starting with Firefox v115, you had to set layout.css.page-size.enabled to false in about:config to get the page orientation back for printing PDFs (i.e. Portrait or Landscape).

It seems with the release of v119, this once again is broken and the layout.css.page-size.enabled setting no longer works. Is there something else that needs to be done now? We rely heavily on this and our current workaround is installing the ESR version of Firefox but seems like it'll catch up eventually.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Asked by jdp68 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Username variable in policy templates or in about:config

I'm trying to set the download location to a different drive, containing the current username. For example, if my username is Brett.Michaels, I want my default download … (read more)

I'm trying to set the download location to a different drive, containing the current username. For example, if my username is Brett.Michaels, I want my default download directory to be G:\brett.michaels. Other browsers have a variable that is usable like {user_name} however I can only find reference to {home} for Firefox, which does not allow me to alter the drive. I've tried using Windows-based environment variables to no avail. Perhaps I'm missing something?

Thanks!

Asked by jtpublic 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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115.4.0esr on 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 macos 10.14.6 youtube behaves not as intended, overheating while some video is played

I added a screenshot of youtube having flickering while video is being played, it is a bit hard to see but there is a slightly brighter stripe on the grey background and … (read more)

I added a screenshot of youtube having flickering while video is being played, it is a bit hard to see but there is a slightly brighter stripe on the grey background and picture cant depict flickering; it starts immediately after video is started and stops after 3-4 sec after video is paused, like there is some background activity behind youtube foreground. I understand my comp is weak (Intel Iris Graphics 550 1536 MB 8 GB, 2133 MHz LPDDR3), but not that much, please help

Asked by Smert Horrific 7 months ago

Answered by Smert Horrific 7 months ago

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enable/disable JS, pictures, or add/r search engine, without addons/about:config

hello since few years im a bit surprised by the fact, that on firefox, it's harder and harder to do the following customisation : -enable or disable javascript -ena… (read more)

hello

since few years im a bit surprised by the fact, that on firefox, it's harder and harder to do the following customisation : -enable or disable javascript -enable or disable pictures of webpages

the thing is, years ago it was just a one-click setting to change, and now it's looks like to be needed either to go on nerdly-menu (about:config, and know by heart the right one), or to use an addon (that i dont want)

do you know if there is a possibility, for an offline computer (mean bye addons), without going to about:config, to enable/disable both Javascript feature, and picture of webpages?

it's the same for customised search engine : years ago it was faisable with just entering the address of a new one into the common settings, now it's looks like an addon is required.... why?!


years ago no addon nor connection was needed to : -en/disable JS -en/disable images/pictures on webpages -add/remove search engine

..why?

thank you vm

Asked by harold20 7 months ago

Last reply by tao101 7 months ago

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Random brushstrokes on windows

On all windows in Firefox, both normal and private, I get what looks like brushstrokes over the text. Generally they disappear when I move the cursor, but they also appea… (read more)

On all windows in Firefox, both normal and private, I get what looks like brushstrokes over the text. Generally they disappear when I move the cursor, but they also appear and disappear without mouse moves. I have the same extensions running on other PC's but don't get this happening, only on this newly-built PC. Using Windows 11 version 22H2, Firefox ESR 115.4.0 64-bit. In the sample the brushstroke shows about 80 % down the page. It disappeared after about 30 seconds, and other appeared later. While writing this, the same kind of thing was happening on this page. Extensions Ecosia and Ghostery.

Asked by Paul 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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foe helper won't install

foe helper won't install; i was using the last version; the new window for the Halloween event didn't show up; no update available; i uninstalled/reinstalled to get fr… (read more)

foe helper won't install; i was using the last version; the new window for the Halloween event didn't show up; no update available; i uninstalled/reinstalled to get from v3.2.9.0 to v3.3; it added but doesn't work; either fix the new version or give me back the old version;

and don't say contact helper:

The new version is uploaded but not released by mozilla... Please be patient.

by the way helper won't reinstall at all ... Chrome has already released the version although both were submitted almost simultaneously. In an emergency, you can use Chrome for a few days. github.com/mainIine/foe-helfer-extension/issues/2693

Asked by jimmyolson2064 7 months ago

Last reply by jimmyolson2064 7 months ago

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SSL Certificate error

Hello, a webside is not avalable when i use Firefox as Browser. It hase a valid SSL-Certificate. When i use chrome, edge, opera or vivaldi i can open the webside normaly… (read more)

Hello,

a webside is not avalable when i use Firefox as Browser. It hase a valid SSL-Certificate. When i use chrome, edge, opera or vivaldi i can open the webside normaly. Only Firefox does not work. How can i fix that?

The webside is:

https://dcm-server.com/

I did allready reinstall Firefox and i tried different devices. But it still does not work.

Asked by colin.ernst 7 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Unable to fix issues with font rendering/loading

Constantly seeing websites loading with these unusual fonts. I deactivated the setting which allows websites to render their own fonts and have disabled seversl add ons w… (read more)

Constantly seeing websites loading with these unusual fonts. I deactivated the setting which allows websites to render their own fonts and have disabled seversl add ons with no resolution. I am on Mac OS 14.2

Asked by Zad 7 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Change color of Downloads icon

Hi, I spent several hours trying just to change the color of the downloads icon (thought it would take me 1 minute). First I tried to do it myself, then searched the inte… (read more)

Hi, I spent several hours trying just to change the color of the downloads icon (thought it would take me 1 minute). First I tried to do it myself, then searched the internet. From what I found on the internet, some stuff doesn't work, some works partially and in an unexpected way, most of it is difficult to understand and modify. Finally I give up. Please, is it possible to make white the download pie and the arrow thing (when the download is finished). That's all I ask for. If possible, without using the var-- stuff, just using fill: or filter: or some other straightforward functions.

Asked by fioiu omotrl 7 months ago

Last reply by fioiu omotrl 7 months ago

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wrong town name when I open Firefox

When I open Firefox, the wrong town name is always there with temperature. Can't Firefox remember my town name? I'm getting a little upset that so simple a problem can'… (read more)

When I open Firefox, the wrong town name is always there with temperature. Can't Firefox remember my town name? I'm getting a little upset that so simple a problem can't be fixed automatically. Sincerely Bob

Asked by norman72 7 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 7 months ago

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Unable to SAVE posts on Facebook with Mac, I can with IPhone

I like to save things and later go back and watch on Facebook. Lately I can not save anything. But I am able to save on my I Phone. Have I messed up my settings some way?… (read more)

I like to save things and later go back and watch on Facebook. Lately I can not save anything. But I am able to save on my I Phone. Have I messed up my settings some way?

Asked by BBea03 8 months ago

Last reply by Terry 8 months ago