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When I switch from X to a text console (VT), Firefox stops working after a few seconds

Scenario: I have a huge webpage which takes a minute or so to load. When I switch to another tty to do something else there, and then return to X after a while, Firefox … (read more)

Scenario: I have a huge webpage which takes a minute or so to load. When I switch to another tty to do something else there, and then return to X after a while, Firefox has still not completed the task. Running "top" on the VT shows near 100 % CPU usage for the Firefox process for a few seconds, but after that, this figure drops to zero.

This seems not to be a problem with X --- I can happily do the same thing with, e.g., QGIS. So far, Firefox seems to be the only exception.

What can I do to prevent Firefox from stopping in this situation?

Regards, T.

Asked by toomas 6 years ago

Answered by guigs 6 years ago

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i can open google website but can't search anything (This Connection is Untrusted)

"This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when you try to… (read more)

"This Connection is Untrusted You have asked Firefox to connect securely to www.google.com, but we can't confirm that your connection is secure. Normally, when you try to connect securely, sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are going to the right place. However, this site's identity can't be verified. What Should I Do? If you usually connect to this site without problems, this error could mean that someone is trying to impersonate the site, and you shouldn't continue.

www.google.com uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided.

Asked by zompey 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Adobe Flash Player

I have tryed over and over again to download Adobe Flash Player and it will not let me do it. I have gone to the Adobe website and others and nothing i do is working. ple… (read more)

I have tryed over and over again to download Adobe Flash Player and it will not let me do it. I have gone to the Adobe website and others and nothing i do is working. please help me solve this problem as soon as possible. I need my computer for work.

Asked by Chris198925 7 years ago

Answered by James 7 years ago

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My bookmarks are duplicating exponentially. When I try to restore them from backup, it just duplicates them again.

I'm guessing something major screwed up and the duplicate somehow got synced to my firefox sync account, and that it's restoring them when I delete the duplicates locally… (read more)

I'm guessing something major screwed up and the duplicate somehow got synced to my firefox sync account, and that it's restoring them when I delete the duplicates locally. But I have no idea how to fix it.

Asked by pizzaboy314 7 years ago

Answered by pizzaboy314 7 years ago

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Just signed up for sync and set master password, can't get back to my password list - want to "sign in to sync", but the nav pane just shows my email address!

According to the Firefox tour, I should be able to use the drop down menu "sign in to Sync and get back to my password list. But the menu doesn't offer me "sign in to syn… (read more)

According to the Firefox tour, I should be able to use the drop down menu "sign in to Sync and get back to my password list. But the menu doesn't offer me "sign in to sync" - it just shows my own e-mail address, which doesn't help. How can I access my password list, which is why I started on this in the first place?

Asked by fabianh 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Recently Bookmarked at bottom of List

I don't know what I did, but recently bookmarked is at the bottom of the bookmark page How do I get it back on top? I tried the about: config and did that correctly..That… (read more)

I don't know what I did, but recently bookmarked is at the bottom of the bookmark page How do I get it back on top?

I tried the about: config and did that correctly..That must be for if the folder is gone.. Does anybody know how I can get recently bookmarked back on top?? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by purpletree 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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yahoo start page changed after firefox 33 update, how to fix it? start page looks normal on chrome and explorer, only different in mozilla, please help me

my start page has always been yahoo, after the firefox 33 updated itself, the page totally looks weird, its yahoo but not like the classic regular. I can't seem to get i… (read more)

my start page has always been yahoo, after the firefox 33 updated itself, the page totally looks weird, its yahoo but not like the classic regular. I can't seem to get it to go back even when I cut and paste the web address out of chrome or explorer, where the yahoo page looks like its normal classic self. WHY is it being changed only in mozilla firefox 33? I know that before at 32 firefox it was regular, when I go into chrome or explorer it looks fine, and yet will not flip back in my mozilla firefox even though it is using same webaddress. Its driving me bonkers, please tell me I am not the only one this happened to ( today Oct.15, 2014) and what can I do to cure/fix and make it go back to the way it was.

Asked by dobydoby 7 years ago

Answered by guigs 7 years ago

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Firefox crashes on many different websites - possibly caused by Flash

When browsing many different websites Firefox crashes to the crash report, this seems to happen the most on Tumblr and YouTube so im thinking it may possibly be Flash? I … (read more)

When browsing many different websites Firefox crashes to the crash report, this seems to happen the most on Tumblr and YouTube so im thinking it may possibly be Flash?

I would post the crash report but i cant remember how to, sorry

Asked by CopperStag 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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themes not showing

I made the mistake of changing from a summer theme to fall (or trying to change to fall). I went to my collections of themes in add on, picked one, the art work did not … (read more)

I made the mistake of changing from a summer theme to fall (or trying to change to fall). I went to my collections of themes in add on, picked one, the art work did not show up, I tried another after another, closed the browser, etc.. I read the article and that did not help. Right now I have a bright white with hard to read yellow text. Windows 7, newest Firefox. What do I try?

Asked by PA-Lenape 7 years ago

Answered by guigs 7 years ago

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Customize buttons added to toolbar keep disappearing

Steps to reproduce: 1. Menu -> Customize 2. Drag some of the extra icons to the top right toolbar (next to the menu icon) Now, some icons constantly keep disappearing.… (read more)

Steps to reproduce:

1. Menu -> Customize 2. Drag some of the extra icons to the top right toolbar (next to the menu icon)

Now, some icons constantly keep disappearing. As a consequence, I need to re-add them quite regularly.

Why are some icons simply not staying at the location in the toolbar where I put them?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by bobbel90 7 years ago

Answered by cor-el 7 years ago

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Clicking link doesn't open new tab

Clicking a link in e-mail (MAC Mail) will open FF and direct to page, IF Firefox is closed. Fine. However, if FF is already running, clicking the link only brings FF to … (read more)

Clicking a link in e-mail (MAC Mail) will open FF and direct to page, IF Firefox is closed. Fine. However, if FF is already running, clicking the link only brings FF to the forefront, but does not open a new tab, nor does the link populate in the current tab window. The only way to make it work is to right click to get the "Quick Look URL", then open that page.

Asked by fzrules 7 years ago

Answered by Justin 7 years ago

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I can't remember my user name and password but no reminder being sent when I request user name reminder email

I try and log in but do not remember my user name or password. I request a user name email but nothing is coming through. I have left it for an hour but no email receive… (read more)

I try and log in but do not remember my user name or password. I request a user name email but nothing is coming through. I have left it for an hour but no email received. I have also check the spam box.

Asked by paultaylor77 7 years ago

Answered by paultaylor77 7 years ago

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every time startup = "this is embarrassing..." (3 times round with same q

I have entered 3 messages saying, then sent on to error and told to repeat FF always starts with "this is embarassing.." Febe has also disappeared but can download … (read more)

I have entered 3 messages saying, then sent on to error and told to repeat

FF always starts with "this is embarassing.."

Febe has also disappeared but can download

Asked by dormoff 7 years ago

Answered by dormoff 7 years ago

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Firefox has repeatedly been crashing for about a week now.

FF is crashing repeatedly. I have pruned some addons, neither Norton nor Malwarebytes finds anything problematic. CCleaner runs every time the machine reboots. Just updat… (read more)

FF is crashing repeatedly. I have pruned some addons, neither Norton nor Malwarebytes finds anything problematic. CCleaner runs every time the machine reboots. Just updated to FF 32.0.1 this morning (was 32.0 last night).

Windows Vista™ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002) Service Pack 2 (6002.vistasp2_gdr.130707-1535) Intel(R) Core™2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz Memory: 4094MB RAM Page File: 1791MB used, 6606MB avail

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Asked by gunnora 7 years ago

Answered by philipp 7 years ago

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Firefox is not recognizing my version 15.0 flash player

Hi. Today I was having trouble with Firefox being sluggish and crashing/freezing every time I played a Facebook game. It kept telling me to download the updated flash whi… (read more)

Hi. Today I was having trouble with Firefox being sluggish and crashing/freezing every time I played a Facebook game. It kept telling me to download the updated flash which I have done about 6 times today. It still will not recognize I have it. I looked in my control panel under Flash and I see the following: Active X version 15.0.0.0.152 NPAPI plug in version 15.0.0.152. PPAPI plug in version not installed. (I looked that up and it seems that is not for my Windows XP. The flash player I installed was 15X32_mssd_aaa_aih(i).exe. That is the manual I was asked to download on support.mozilla.org...then it gave me a specific plug in. Even though I knew I had it, I did attempt to download the plugin. It gets to 66% download complete then error application in use occurs (because I already have it) and it automatically opens Window IE to retry. I know for a fact I have the most updated version. For some reason Firefox just will not recognize it. I've restarted my computer. Earlier I reset Firefox and regave permissions on my plug ins. I have honestly done ever single fix I can do. Help please. I am going to lose my religion if this aggravates me any further! Thanks y'all. Oh and as you can see down there, it is saying I have Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 12.0.5.146 which is not true. My control panel, Flash section disagrees and says I have 15.0.0.152.

Asked by LisaB13 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago

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DIAGNOSTIC to try to automatically open a URL with 1 addon at a time off

The first answer to any problem is "see if it occurs with addons turned off." What a pain in the ass to try to find the one... Create a function where you can tell FF to … (read more)

The first answer to any problem is "see if it occurs with addons turned off."

What a pain in the ass to try to find the one...

Create a function where you can tell FF to try to open a specified web page, and FF will do it repeatedly, turning off on addon at a time, showing you a nice list of statistics like how long it took to connect, scripts that ran & how long, etc; whatever might help the user recognize something wrong.

Asked by VerizonSucks 7 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 7 years ago