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how do I fix the "shockwave flash" error, causing firefox to lock up, slow, or crash?

continous errors about "shockwave flash", "script has stopped working" etc, causing numerous slowdowns, lock-ups, and crashes. have tried several fixes, but none have wor… (read more)

continous errors about "shockwave flash", "script has stopped working" etc, causing numerous slowdowns, lock-ups, and crashes. have tried several fixes, but none have worked.....please advise

Asked by mgenoves 6 years ago

Last reply by dustymojave 6 years ago

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how do i change "newtab.url"?

when I click for a new tab in the browser, it loads 'search.conduit.com'. This is in the variable 'newtab.url'. I would like to get rid of search.conduit. I have read … (read more)

when I click for a new tab in the browser, it loads 'search.conduit.com'. This is in the variable 'newtab.url'. I would like to get rid of search.conduit. I have read to existing help material but still don't understand how to change newtab.url.

Asked by hornetmo 6 years ago

Answered by hornetmo 6 years ago

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I have installed Firefox on my macbook pro, and cannot seem to get the icon of firefox to stay on my Dock. Can you help?

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fo… (read more)

This should be a simple process, as I have done it before on other computers - but the icon is only in my dock as a "?", which I click on , and then it opens up to the Fox/World icon. As soon as I shut down the computer - the Firefox icon disappears.

Asked by ajsviridoff 6 years ago

Answered by patrickmc 6 years ago

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Firefox is eating up between 90% CPU usage to %230 CPU usage, while on a text-only page. I've tried many of the fixits. They didn't work. What can I do?

I've cleared cookies multiple times I've emptied the cache I cleared my download history, and a majority of my browsing history I've tried having hardware acceleration fo… (read more)

I've cleared cookies multiple times

I've emptied the cache

I cleared my download history, and a majority of my browsing history

I've tried having hardware acceleration for both flash and firefox on and off

I turned off all my apps and plugins and when that did nothing I turned back on the ones I need. I never had a lot of apps to begin with. only a max of 5. I had quite a few plugins, but i disabled all but quicktime, flash, and silverlight. I have those three set on "ask to activate" so none are "always active" anymore.

I also tried a couple things from the FAQ and forums here about changing a few settings in the "about:config" setup.

A few of the above things initially worked, but after a day or two it'd be back to sucking up my CPU and memory. I would then try the same thing again, and this second time there would be no improvement. The real memory will fluctuate between 200 MB and 1.7 GB, and has done so for quite a while.

Even after I've left streaming sites, and sites with lots of images, and I'm not downloading anything, the memory and the CPU will still do that. I only have a handful of tabs open at a timeusually, and all of them are mostly text. I'll quit and reopen firefox, which will initially bring the memory and CPU usage down, but it inevitably climbs up quite quickly, regardless of my tab usage. It'll be the same if I'm playing a flash game or scrolling through blogs.

I never had any of these problems with Firefox 23, and my internet usage habits haven't changed at all. I had some of this slowness a few times with version 24, but nowhere near as bad as this, or as constant. Almost everyday I end up googling for other ways to speed things up. Everything I do never slowed down Firefox on earlier versions.

I've tried all my usual tasks on Safari which will never climb above 30-40 MB of memory, even on netflix streaming, or flash games, and the CPU will average around 8 and 11%.

Asked by tjak1 6 years ago

Last reply by shape5 5 years ago

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I updated from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 and ever since Firefox has run somewhat strangely. In particular when on sites with a lot of images like Facebook,etc

Hello, I am writing as I am experiencing some issues with my favorite web browser after updating to Windows 8.1. Here are some details. I updated from Windows 8.0 to W… (read more)

Hello, I am writing as I am experiencing some issues with my favorite web browser after updating to Windows 8.1. Here are some details. I updated from Windows 8.0 to Windows 8.1 and ever since Firefox has run somewhat strangely. In particular when on sites with a lot of images like Facebook. It is like there is some kind of Flikr effect between the desktop and the images and between the images and the browser (almost like old 16 bit video games flikering). It is not too bad but it is an issue. I have tried resetting firefox and restarting the computer. I haven't tried a repair, and I haven't done an uninstall yet.

Asked by mozillaUserAU 6 years ago

Answered by philipp 6 years ago

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Firefox 26 Has Completely Removed Download Progress Display

For those who are not happy with Firefox's removal of the downloads display progress bar in the 25 series, you'll be even more unhappy with the 26 series. Even typing ab… (read more)

For those who are not happy with Firefox's removal of the downloads display progress bar in the 25 series, you'll be even more unhappy with the 26 series. Even typing about:config and isetting browser.download.useToolkitUI to true no longer works. I sincerely despise companies that DO NOT provide their users OPTIONS, OPTIONS. OPTIONS! Instead of pissing off a sizable number of people who prefer things the way they were. Stop changing things for the worst! I want to monitor my downloads progress without having to take an extra step by clicking on the "Library" tab. Who are you trying to impress?

Asked by NYCGRIFF 6 years ago

Last reply by ehw0405 6 years ago

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Problem with download setting "Always ask me where to save files" in v25.0+?

Since upgrading to v25.0 and then v25.0.1, there seems to be a consistent problem on one of my desktops running Win7 Ultimate x64 with having the download setting in Opti… (read more)

Since upgrading to v25.0 and then v25.0.1, there seems to be a consistent problem on one of my desktops running Win7 Ultimate x64 with having the download setting in Options toggled to the "ask user" setting -- seems to work fine when a particular subdirectory is specified, but the program hangs (with the OS "waiting" icon displayed) for an indefinite period of time until I use Task Manager to terminate the process or process tree. This sort of behavior did not occur with older FF versions <25.

Before I discovered the problem didn't occur when a subdirectory was specified, I had followed the advice reflected in an online troubleshooting article to sequentially 1) clear the download history and then 2) change the post-download AV check from "true" to "false" in the configuration settings, but neither of those steps enabled success with the user-request toggled and the program would repeatedly hang. Finally I tried the other setting by specification of the root drive "Temp" folder, and discovered that it would work successfully. Changing it back to the user-request setting again causes the program to hang when another attempt to download the same file from either an e-mail attachment or different website is attempted.

Is this a bug of some sort, or is there some other FF setting which might be triggering the dysfunctional effect for this machine (doesn't seem to occur with other machines running FF v25.0.1 with 32-bit OS flavors of XP Pro or Vista Ultimate)? If the former, please let me know if you need further information to correct it for future releases. If not and no other FF setting would likely trigger such an effect, that would imply some sort of external cause but the behavior doesn't occur with IE (I don't/won't use Chrome). FWIW, I use MSE as my primary resident AV in conjunction with Panda Cloud AV running in parallel (and I have had zero issues or problems with any conflict arise in this arrangement for the past 3+ years on any of the machines in my home office).

Asked by jhvance 6 years ago

Last reply by jhvance 6 years ago

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Where is the JAVA console?

Hi, i need to tracethe System.out.println() information given from my JAVA applet, but actually the default console of Firefox 25.1 don't show anything... Why?? I need to… (read more)

Hi, i need to tracethe System.out.println() information given from my JAVA applet, but actually the default console of Firefox 25.1 don't show anything... Why?? I need to download an extension separately?

Asked by Americanhorizon 6 years ago

Last reply by Americanhorizon 6 years ago

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Pinned Tabs disappear

I am using Win XP and Mac OS The Pinned Tabs disappear - I don't understand when they do So I have to redo them manually once in a day or two Is there a simple solution ?… (read more)

I am using Win XP and Mac OS The Pinned Tabs disappear - I don't understand when they do So I have to redo them manually once in a day or two

Is there a simple solution ?

Asked by minkowski 6 years ago

Last reply by ZZFPG 6 years ago

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White text on black background color schemes that are complete?

Are there any white text on black background color schemes that are complete? My search bar background color is bright white. My Unsorted Bookmarks Library window backgro… (read more)

Are there any white text on black background color schemes that are complete? My search bar background color is bright white. My Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background is glaring bright white, can't see a thing in it.

I researched the issue and figured out how to change the URL address bar text and background color, using userChrome, but haven't been able to find anything on changing the Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background color or the search bar background color.

I haven't searched for the search bar background color, yet. Hopefully that one is easier to find than the Unsorted Bookmarks Library window background color setting.

Bookmarks > Unsorted Bookmarks > Library > BOOM! BRIGHT WHITE BACKGROUND

Thanks.


Using the most recent version of Firefox Windows 8, 64 bit Using a built-in high contrast white-on-black windows theme

Asked by duhgi 6 years ago

Answered by duhgi 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs many times..

Firefox hangs many times.It's very annoying. It crashes after a pop up which says : (Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shock wave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped re… (read more)

Firefox hangs many times.It's very annoying. It crashes after a pop up which says :

(Warning: Unresponsive Plugin; Shock wave flash may be busy, or it may have stopped responding.)

I updated the flash player another day but still this problem continued. Some other day a similar kind of pop up came but it didn't said anything about Shock wave flash but it is a script problem.Firefox always hangs because of some script problem. When i open Windows media player, Photoshop on the other side..Firefox hangs. I never had any problem with Firefox before.

Asked by Sam2013 6 years ago

Last reply by Sam2013 6 years ago

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Many addons hangs and high CPU/RAM usage (/questions/976131)

I have an issue thats been plaguing me so far for a month in Firefox; after Firefox has been in use for quite awhile (open for many days with hundreds of pages throughout… (read more)

I have an issue thats been plaguing me so far for a month in Firefox; after Firefox has been in use for quite awhile (open for many days with hundreds of pages throughout those days being opened and closed) it never releases the RAM it has used, ive seen it go from being initially around 400MB at start in the first 30 minutes of being opened then after an hour it goes to around 600MB-900MB, that number is somewhat normal for me i guess (in the days of using Firefox 4 id get that usage alot on my old netbook) and then it goes to the point of insanity at random and uses a whole 2GB and once its done that its almost unusably slow and at times must be killed with the system's Task Manager.

This isnt normal. Especially because this happens when i have nothing but Firefox's homepage opened and everything else closed. Its as if all the content on the pages ive visited gets hoarded by Firefox over time and it never gets released, its almost as if Firefox is like how Windows 98 was if you kept it running for days without shutting it down.

Ive done practically everything to try and remedy this as was suggested by the kind helpful people in the linked thread.

  • Ive disabled all addons i dont need
  • Ive gotten rid of addons i dont need
  • Ive started a completely new Firefox profile and in it use nothing but the addons i need for my day to day browsing (so nothing else beyond what i need is enabled or in Firefox in the first place)
  • Ive updated flash player and most of the other plugins firefox lists
  • Ive updated all of my computer's drivers and updates from Windows Update
  • Ive cleared the cache and cookies and persistent data repeatedly to try and empty Firefox's used RAM
  • Ive used about:memory's "reduce memory usage" option to clear out Firefox's RAM but it did nothing, if anything at times it made it go up a few megabytes or two
  • As suggested i disabled 3 "jetpack" addons that i needed because they supposedly were the cause of this
  • Ive enabled addons one by one to see which is the problematic one, in each time that i did that when i found the culprit and disabled the addon that i thought was the one at fault the problem would only return in a matter of time making all that effort go down the drain
  • Did a crapton of virus scans
  • Ive read most of Firefox's help articles on fixing it, ive done it all
  • A portable install of Firefox runs just perfect, and even a fresh new profile without a single addon is perfect, its when i need addons the problems arise.
  • I have run memtest, memtest86, and even the memtest that comes with Windows, all show nothing is wrong with my machine


Ever since i created a new profile my previous problem of Firefox's context menu being as slow as molasses is gone, but the rest lingers on still (albeit less i admit).

So far Im left with two seemingly related problems in forefox, in short: Firefox's RAM usage at random stays very high even if there is nothing but one tab open, heck there could only be the homepage of Firefox open and itd still do that even if i leave it like that for hours without touching it. Heres an example from earlier today https://app.box.com/s/sc7xpmsjnmf18q3rx12t

And heres after i used about:memory's reduce memory usage command https://app.box.com/s/whbay8b4l2z89grdphzd

And if Firefox is not doing that, then i get the other problem of the CPU usage having a spike every so often that freezes up Firefox for a while, when it does that Window's Task Manager lists Firefox as using around 10% CPU usage, which is alot considering ive never seen Firefox use more than 5% at worst before. It even at times simply stays like that while its idle using that CPU figure. I dont have a screenshot at the moment of Firefox at it since its not doing it but heres a screenshot of another process doing it http://vvcap.net/db/aSXmdVEsoZ-9tQj4TnH6.htp

At this point i dont know what to do anymore to be honest, i love Firefox and its addons, its what makes it unique, without them i just cant browse, i could just as well use IE (ew). Part of the reason i got a beefy computer was so that i could use Firefox instead of Opera without having to worry about its infamous memory usage (at the time i recall it being a memory hog it was in the days of Firefox 4 -14, after i used Firefox 21 things had dramatically improved since) Ive gone down to using nothing but what i ONLY need for daily browsing in the new profile and kept all other kinds of use of Firefox's addons strictly to usage inside a virtual machine (VMWare to be preice). But still the problem lingers on. Im sorry that this is long, but i just want to be detailed as possible so that this can be solved

Finally, my specs; as i have no idea if the attached troubleshooting contains it or not.

Intel Core i7 2630QM @ 2.00GHz (with Turbo Boost 2.9GHz) Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology 8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz Radeon HD 6770M (HP) (theres integrated graphics too i guess) 112GB ATA KINGSTON SH103S3 SCSI Disk Device (the SSD i have Firefox installed on)

Asked by StaxOnRax 6 years ago

Answered by StaxOnRax 6 years ago

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Arrow keys occasionally not working in text boxes

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain… (read more)

I have a recurring issue that's really annoying: my left/right arrow keys (including CTRL+arrow keys) occasionally and randomly fail to work when entering text in certain text boxes on certain websites. This never occurs in "simple" unformatted text boxes (Facebook, search boxes, this very box I'm typing in...), but unpredictably happens in more complex ones (WYSIWYG editors, new youtube comments...).

I have tried disabling all extensions and running Firefox in safe mode and this *seems* to have solved the problem, though I can't be sure and I can't isolate which extension it might be, since the issue happens at random: on the same website it will happen and then not happen.

I'm on Firefox 25.0, though I've had this issue for years with countless versions of Firefox.

The extensions I have installed and enabled:

Adblock plus Bamboo Feed Reader, Dimmer, Download Helper, Drag&Drop Zones, Flagfox, FlashVideo Downloader, Flashblock, Flashgot, Grab and Drag, MouseZoom, Status-4-Evar, Youtube High Definition

Thanks in advance for any help you may give me.

Asked by Ghost81 6 years ago

Answered by cor-el 6 years ago

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I had printing issues, which was determined to be caused by installation of Windows Internet Explorer Version 11 during after an auto update.

I began to have printing problems which may have been triggered when printing from the Firefox browser. I did not isolate the trouble with Firefox, but I did determine t… (read more)

I began to have printing problems which may have been triggered when printing from the Firefox browser. I did not isolate the trouble with Firefox, but I did determine the cause was an installation of Windows Internet Explorer version 11 which was installed automatically on a Windows Update. I am running 64-bit Windows 7. I determined V11 was the problem by removing updates one at a time then printing from several programs I use like WORD, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Reader, Firefox, and Thunderbird. The symptom of the problem was that I could print fine once or twice, but then the communication between the PC and printer (Lexmark S405 b/g) became busy and no other print jobs would complete, even those from two other PCs (neither had V11) that worked fine for printing any print job before an attempt from the PC with V11. Once I resolved the problem to be V11, I did not try to isolate if it was triggered by any print job or one from Firefox, but I a little suspicion that it could be triggered by a print attempt from Firefox since I know I was able to print once or twice before the problem was triggered.

Asked by ddsjcs 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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How do I get rid of the two A A on my screen/printed documents?

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y = antilog x = 10x

For example, if you want to compute the antilogarithm of 3.5. Clearly, since 3.5 is a number between 3 and 4, the antilogarithm will result in some number between 1000 and 10,000. If more accuracy is required, this online anti-log calculator can help you out find out the exact value of the given input. Since Log and antilog are inverse functions, then this means that 10Log x = x, and Log 10x = x

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Asked by wssrmn 6 years ago

Answered by wssrmn 6 years ago

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How to disable checking for sites security certificates

I work in a company which manipulates its server in a way to make all unwanted sites look like not having a valid certificate so when I try to open them like gmail site I… (read more)

I work in a company which manipulates its server in a way to make all unwanted sites look like not having a valid certificate so when I try to open them like gmail site I get a message that this site doesnt have a valid certificate and firefox - or any other browser- dont open the site. The question is: how to disable this feature in firefox to stop looking for sites certificates or doesnt care about them?

Asked by Gentleman_10 6 years ago

Last reply by Gentleman_10 6 years ago

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Video controls do not show

Whenever i play a video, whether quicktime or html5, there are no video controls (play, pause etc). On trailers.apple.com, I can get the video controls to show up if clic… (read more)

Whenever i play a video, whether quicktime or html5, there are no video controls (play, pause etc). On trailers.apple.com, I can get the video controls to show up if click inspect element but then there's no video. I have tried reinstalling firefox, vlc, quicktime, flash, with no success. I'm using Winx64 fully patched.

Asked by alphaace 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Quicktime plugin 7.7.4 in FF 25.0.1 not playing audio files in their entirety

I've recently noticed that MP3 (and other) audio files on my phpBB 3.0.12 bulletin board (it's a members-only board, so I can't let you visit it, sorry) are not playing i… (read more)

I've recently noticed that MP3 (and other) audio files on my phpBB 3.0.12 bulletin board (it's a members-only board, so I can't let you visit it, sorry) are not playing in their entirety when the Quicktime plugin 7.7.4 is used in FF 25.0.1 via a custom BBCode tag - a 2 minute 24 second long 128kbps stereo MP3 file will only play about 50 seconds, and the same audio in 44.1kHz stereo WAV format only plays about 5 seconds. This difference in playing time for the same length audio suggests (to my very limited knowledge) that it is something like the bit-rate (or the sample rate?) of the audio content that is determining how much gets played - i.e. only a limited maximum amount of data is being allowed through; the lower bit-rate (or sample rate?) of the MP3 means it plays for longer than the much higher bit rate (or sample rate?) of the WAV.

They play in their entirety at the same bulletin board when viewed in Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16428 and Chrome 31.0.1650.57m (though there are some odd display issues in Chrome, but that's another story), and I'm sure it was working normally in FF until fairly recently.

The BBCode uses this HTML replacement to call on the Quicktime plugin:

<embed src="{URL}" width="200" height="15" autostart="false" loop="false" volume="80"></embed>

Has anyone else had this problem? Is it a known issue? (I'm finding this support area notoriously difficult to navigate, and have not been able to find any reference to it, hence my asking the question here.)

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Asked by Somerset Bob 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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redirect not working

Hi, after a bit of head scratching, I realized that the Firefox option to Warn if page attempts to redirect, seems to be broken. I am getting no warning message that a r… (read more)

Hi, after a bit of head scratching, I realized that the Firefox option to Warn if page attempts to redirect, seems to be broken.

I am getting no warning message that a redirect was attempted.

I am using the FF 25.0.1 and it is up to date as the latest.

I am using this on XP SP3.

If I turn off Warn if page attempts redirect all is well. But if it is turned on, there is no warning message, this leaves users sitting on a page unaware that they should be somewhere else.

It has the effect of breaking a websites normal operation.

IP camera live feeds don't work, nor do any pages that are supposed to constantly update.

I just noticed this after all the error pages on all sites stopped going back to the index page. Not just one site, I could blame me if that were the case. Then I thought maybe the change to PHP 5.4, and started searching for this error and ended up looking at FF. So, then I tried and turned of warn if redirect is attempted, and the sites work normally.

Without the message, we are blind to what is going on.

What has happened to the warning message?

Am I the only person with a missing warning on a redirect or refresh attempt?

Asked by kduinoz 6 years ago

Last reply by John99 6 years ago