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Firefox takes a long time to connect to websites on start.

This problem is weirdly specific, I have tried other browsers and firefox is the only thing affected, so its firefox specific. When I first open firefox, firefox itself o… (read more)

This problem is weirdly specific, I have tried other browsers and firefox is the only thing affected, so its firefox specific. When I first open firefox, firefox itself opens and loads within seconds perfectly fine, I can do things with it offline perfectly fine (like using it to open a file) But when I try to go to any website, it takes ages to load and function normally. It doesnt even matter how many tabs I open, I can load one website, or three, it takes the same amount of time.

Once it has loaded the website(s) it functions completely normally! I can load new websites or pages just fine, and everything works perfectly, until I close firefox and open it again. Its driving me insane because I'm not going to just leave firefox open at all times (This is a gaming PC, I try to not have too many unnecessary programs running in the background)

I have tried several things, I reset firefox, didnt work. I have reset my PC, didnt work. I ran firefox in safe mode...worked! So it must be a add-on or extension, right? ...Nope, turned them all off one by one and every time it didn't work. (I only run uBlock anyway)

So whatever the issue is, has something to do with something safe-mode would prevent/turn off, but not add-on's/extensions.

EDIT: Forgot to also mention, I tried clearing cache/cookies/history as well, so pretty much everything short of a completely clean re-install of firefox with none of my personal data, but hoping to avoid the nuclear option if I can.

Asked by Zaayl 3 years ago

Answered by Zaayl 3 years ago

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Is there a way to change the user agent posted in http headers in Firefox 50+

Hello all, For reasons of privacy, I want to be able to change the OS identifier in the user-agent string that is sent with every http request. I remember with older vers… (read more)

Hello all, For reasons of privacy, I want to be able to change the OS identifier in the user-agent string that is sent with every http request. I remember with older versions of firefox this could be accomplished in about:config and changing the useragent string, but this doesn't seem to be an option with newer versions. I have tried on both firefox for FreeBSD and Windows 8.1, to no avail.

If it is assigned at build time, could you please direct me to the area of code where this is handled so I can fork the code, change it locally, and build it for personal use?

This is the string I am trying to change: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:53.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/53.0

I suspect it may be stored in one of the files in the ~/.mozilla directory, and while I wait for a response, I will be picking through there.

Thanks in advance,

Asked by Discman 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Crash when 'Save Image As'

It crashes both firefox & waterfox, Even chrome seems to be having issues when trying to save an image. (I'll check chrome forums aswell) but its quite annoying that … (read more)

It crashes both firefox & waterfox, Even chrome seems to be having issues when trying to save an image. (I'll check chrome forums aswell) but its quite annoying that i cant save anything. There is no error being provided and i cant exactly describe the problem other than when trying to save an image or anything with 'Save image as' or similar. It crashes.

Asked by MrAwais 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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How can I restore the "open link in new window" function to the right click menu? Win 7, firefox 53.0

I may have accidentally changed something or firefox may have updated, but I can no longer find the "open link in new window" function from the right click menu ("open li… (read more)

I may have accidentally changed something or firefox may have updated, but I can no longer find the "open link in new window" function from the right click menu ("open link in new tab" and "open link in new private window" remain)

How can I restore this feature?

Thanks in advance

Asked by afaik 3 years ago

Answered by Scribe 3 years ago

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When i go to Fox news another web site with virus pops up

When I go to info Fox News, another account that says Fox comes up first. I have twice clicked by accident and both times a screen says a virus has been introduced to ca… (read more)

When I go to info Fox News, another account that says Fox comes up first. I have twice clicked by accident and both times a screen says a virus has been introduced to capture all computer entry and sent worldwide. It gives a number to call to pay for release. I shut down, bring back up, and then run security without finding anything. This could be, or maybe is, a great problem. The site is listed as link hidden by moderator

Asked by Foxgrapes 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Address bar does not display current tab FULL URL

After a very recent update to FireFox May 2017, the url address bar in Firefox 53.0.2 no longer shows the current URL in the address bar. While a portion of the current… (read more)

After a very recent update to FireFox May 2017, the url address bar in Firefox 53.0.2 no longer shows the current URL in the address bar. While a portion of the current URL shows in the "tab" not knowing exactly where you are prevents one from possibly correcting a typing error to get to the right location or being able to copy and paste a web page url into an email or other document. No, I do not want FireFox to be like a phone, or Google Chrome, or any other product!

I want "My FireFox" back!

Asked by hipowerone 3 years ago

Answered by hipowerone 3 years ago

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SSL peer cannot verify your certificate. Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_ALERT

I receive this error message when trying to access a military course online. I have tried everything I can think of to troubleshoot this, including your online suggestion… (read more)

I receive this error message when trying to access a military course online. I have tried everything I can think of to troubleshoot this, including your online suggestions. Please help me to disable this error message and get past it. I trust the website I'm going to, https://ellc.learn.army.mil. I don't need anything protecting me from this .mil website that's required for my work. I sent in this question before, and got no response. Please help.

Asked by tylerius8 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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firefox quits working after amount of time

firefox stops connecting to website after an arbitrary amount of time. removed all add-ins, refreshed install, even uninstalled and reinstalled. If you close windows an… (read more)

firefox stops connecting to website after an arbitrary amount of time. removed all add-ins, refreshed install, even uninstalled and reinstalled. If you close windows and relaunch it will work a while longer then stop connecting again.

Asked by scross8305 3 years ago

Answered by scross8305 3 years ago

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Is Firefox 53 the cause of Windows freezing?

Since two weeks or so, whenever I'm (also) running Firefox 53, all over sudden my whole pc freezes: nothing works anymore, no mouse, no task manager, nothing. FF does not… (read more)

Since two weeks or so, whenever I'm (also) running Firefox 53, all over sudden my whole pc freezes: nothing works anymore, no mouse, no task manager, nothing. FF does not create a crash report (doesn't get a chance to do so) All I can do is a hard reset. This does NOT happen when I'm not using FF. (Sometimes I get a warning that Firefox has stopped, but then it keeps running, so probably one of extensions or add-ons has failed.) I have a stand alone, always fully updates Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 pc. SFC /scannow was ok, CHKDSK had to repair errors in the volume bitmap, and memtest86+/8 passes came clean. I cleaned up FF and am now only running one extension.

There can be three causes: 1. Firefox 53 2. Extension(s) 3. Windows (latest updates) 4. Other/unknown

I generated a memory report, which is abracadabra to me, but I it points out what's wrong and someone can explain what to do. But how can I post the memory-report.json.txt?

Asked by wwwaste 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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FF 53.x freezes and locks up my PC

Hi, since the update to FF 53.0 (and now also with 53.0.2) I've had it freeze on me 5 times and every time it also completely locked up my PC - mouse was frozen, Ctrl+Al… (read more)

Hi,

since the update to FF 53.0 (and now also with 53.0.2) I've had it freeze on me 5 times and every time it also completely locked up my PC - mouse was frozen, Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't work, gave it 10 minutes but was still frozen afterwards - and I had to shut my PC down forcefully.

My system: FF 53.0.2 (32 bit) Win 7 (64 bit) 16gb RAM FF Addons: NoScript & AdBlock Plus

No changes in terms of add ons, no Windows updates or new programs that could have caused this. The only programs running in the background are/were my anti-virus/anti-malware programs, Skype, Outlook, Rainmeter and my mouse driver (all of which I've used for at least the last 6 months). The first two times it happened when I tried to restore tabs from the "oops, that shouldn't have happened" page and the last 3 times when I opened a new tab (with 1-2 other tabs open at max, usually only an empty one!). The 3rd time was 2 weeks ago, the 4th time on May 9th when I opened a new tab after clicking on one of my tiles on the "new tab" page (no other tabs were open at the same time!). Today it happened again! I installed a bunch of Windows updates a couple of days ago and this time I had Minecraft loading up and was watching a movie (DVD) in VLC (no Outlook running this time) but when I opened a second tab in FF, the picture froze again. The weird part is that the sound of the movie kept playing but it didn't let me move the mouse or open the Task Manager. I've never had a video run at the time of the freeze, so I don't know if Windows would have still kept playing the sound the other times.

I can play really hardware-intensive games that use 50+% of my cpu (not that there are a lot that do) and a lot of my gpu's power/VRAM and/or RAM (sometimes goes as high as overall 13gb/16gb) but I've never had any freezes just with games + watching a video at the same time, it always happens while opening a website through one of the tiles or a new tab directly in FF 53.x!

Asked by Neph 3 years ago

Last reply by MichaelNicholas 2 years ago

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How can I submit an offline crash report?

Firefox (32-bit) constantly crashes since updating to v53, I've tried to disable most of my extensions but with no luck, and updating to v53.0.2 didn't solved the problem… (read more)

Firefox (32-bit) constantly crashes since updating to v53, I've tried to disable most of my extensions but with no luck, and updating to v53.0.2 didn't solved the problem. It can work some time but when I refresh or load new page, it sticks for some seconds and then shows crash report form, and I see it ten times per a day.

Problem is that these crashes only happen on internal resources (e.g. our local TeamCity server) from offline Firefox profile, so I can't just send bug report using crash report form. I've copied report files from pending folder of my offline profile to the same folder of online profile but I still can't submit it because clicking on report at about:crashes page opens About Throttling page. How can I force submission of this report?

Asked by MVV_ 3 years ago

Answered by MVV_ 3 years ago

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Firefox will not properly display delta.com pages... longstanding problem, both 32 bit and 64 bit versions

A prior upgrade to Firefox resulted in Firefox no longer properly displaying pages from delta.com. This has been an issue with the 32 bit version for at least one year. … (read more)

A prior upgrade to Firefox resulted in Firefox no longer properly displaying pages from delta.com. This has been an issue with the 32 bit version for at least one year. Just switched to the 64 bit, version 53.0. Same problem. No improvement.

So far, Delta.com is the only site where I have encountered problems. But others report no problem with the website, using V53.0, 64 bit.

Content is not properly formatted/configured on the page. Blocks of content overlap other blocks. Content that should be side-by-side ends up with left-hand column displaying at the end of (below) the right-hand column

Asked by Wfrank 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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High memory usage

I recently bought a new laptop of which I updated all the drivers & software first. With everything updated I then installed the latest 64-bit Firefox, and then check… (read more)

I recently bought a new laptop of which I updated all the drivers & software first. With everything updated I then installed the latest 64-bit Firefox, and then checked my mail. No addons, or themes, or whatever was installed as of yet.

With just my mail open Firefox was already using near 1GB of memory (865MB)! Is this normal for Firefox to use this much for just one tab? I have Firefox 53 on my old laptop and it can go 10 tabs before it even reaches 1GB...

Asked by dust10 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes on start up

i have tried lots of things including clean ups etc. so i uninstalled and clean installed firefox. tried the stub version- no good. found a full download - installed but … (read more)

i have tried lots of things including clean ups etc. so i uninstalled and clean installed firefox. tried the stub version- no good. found a full download - installed but crashes on start up too....still not working. Same problem in safe mode - crashed on start up. it was working yesterday then the laptop updated but firefox hasnt worked since the auto update last night. Crash ID: bp-e914a219-db64-4cda-bbe5-bc94e1170523 i get this report under the details tab....

Asked by lilsmokey857 3 years ago

Last reply by lilsmokey 3 years ago

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After refreshing firefox, my stored passwords did not work.

After refreshing firefox, my stored passwords did not work. I moved the key3.db and logins.json files in from old firefox data. Now most passwords are stored again, but… (read more)

After refreshing firefox, my stored passwords did not work. I moved the key3.db and logins.json files in from old firefox data. Now most passwords are stored again, but some specific websites seem to have password-related issues just on Firefox:

- my pge.com account won't let me make a new password. However it works fine in Chrome.

- my nest.com account won't let me update the saved password. However it works fine in Safari.

I don't see the pattern, except that it's password-related and Firefox related. Any thoughts?

Asked by dstavis 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox gradually becomes more and more unresponsive during a session and then crashes when exiting

Well, my previous thread on this issue appears to have been deleted, and my ability to log in also until I reset my password - any explanation for this would be greatly a… (read more)

Well, my previous thread on this issue appears to have been deleted, and my ability to log in also until I reset my password - any explanation for this would be greatly appreciated.

However the basic problem remains as per the subject line.

The fundamental problem of responsiveness remains but the timeout crash has reduced in frequency since the last couple of upgrades.

Since the last crash I have been distracted by yet another firefox problem related to live bookmarks whereas Firefox, in it's wisdom, now seems to be changing the ID of the bookmarks thus breaking add-ins like brief that rely on the ID number being constant... sigh...

I just wonder if Mozilla is serious about Firefox anymore, for me they have made it almost a nightmare to use, every update seems to break something.

Where to go?

Asked by Bundaboy 3 years ago

Last reply by Bundaboy 2 years ago