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FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (read more)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by firefox195 6 days ago

Last reply by firefox195 30 minutes ago

"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 hour ago

How to get FF to open a saved session from an older version

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder an… (read more)

Hi. Here's how it happened. I've using FF portable for a long time. I recently updated from v.69.0.1 to v.78.0.2. But the newer version installed in a different folder and now I can run both versions. Yesterday I had the v.69 working with around 500 tabs open. Suddenly it crashed and then freezed. Luckily, I had managed to save my current working session by accessing Tab Session Manager addon. But when I go to Tab Manager Session and click to open this saved session, FF v.69 will keep freezing, no matter what I do. (Tab Session Manager has another option „Export”, but I don't know to use it or what it does.) I will quit using FF v.69. But how can I get the new v.78 to open this 500-tab session? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by nicolae.lucian 1 hour ago

Firefox is unusable

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses f… (read more)

I know this is a bit vague, but I have FF on window 10, Windows 7 and Android, and it is unusable on all 3 platforms, Sooo slow, laggy and resource hungry, 6 proccesses for this one tab I have open right now, uses 6gb with a few tabs open. Is the latest version of FF simply unusable and its time to switch? Thoughts please

Asked by Rossco71 5 days ago

Last reply by Rossco71 16 hours ago

Firefox sign in and extensions

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as… (read more)

Hello, I have a MacBook Air with OS Catalina. I use Dashlane as an extension for passwords and other items. Everytime I restart my laptop, I have to sign in to Firefox as though I'm a new user, and I have to re-establish the Dashlane extension and verify it. Is there a way around this? Thanks! Polly

Asked by pgiantonio 17 hours ago

I can't access Wikipedia since the last automatic update of Firefox Browser

My Firefox Browser has just updated itself automatically to 78.0.2 (I use it with MacOs 10.14.16). Since then, I have been unable to access Wikipedia. Whether I enter an … (read more)

My Firefox Browser has just updated itself automatically to 78.0.2 (I use it with MacOs 10.14.16). Since then, I have been unable to access Wikipedia. Whether I enter an url or I try a search through the search bar with the Wikipedia module the result is the same: nothing happens at all. If the url bar is empty it remains empty, if there was another url before it comes back instead of the wikipedia url I typed. The same thing is occurring on both my MacBook Air and my iMac which run under a previous version of MacOs.

Asked by Philippe Gindre 1 week ago

Last reply by Philippe Gindre 21 hours ago

Firefox can't update!

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automa… (read more)

Hello, this is getting annoying, i already reinstalled Firefox and again i get this message in top right corner: "Firefox can't update". I have checked in setting: automatically install updates. However i disabled background service. I don't want to use it. And automatic updates are still enabled, so there shouldn't be reason for it - to not work. Thanks for answer.

Asked by empleat 3 weeks ago

Last reply by empleat 1 day ago

Bookmarks

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've alway… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years most recently on a Windows machine but I've just switched back to a Mac. I'm having issues with bookmarks and I'm doing what I've always done but now am having a couple issues so I don't know if it is due to switching systems or if I have an issue.

In any case... I like my bookmarks in the toolbar so that is where I aim to put them. I exported my bookmarks from my PC, imported the file and thought I was fine but now I see that not all of the bookmarks are there in the toolbar, most are but not all. Then when I check the recently bookmarked, the missing ones are listed among the others but do not appear where I can find them.

Then I exported from my work PC to a file as before, imported the file and can not find any of them anywhere, keep trying and can't find them.

And now while on a page I click the blue star as I always have, have it pointed to the toolbar folder, click done, check the toolbar and not there. Keep trying and during the process I see an option to remove 3 bookmarks next to option DONE, so I suspect it is something I'm not understanding but on my PC I've never had issues with this.

Asked by needmore 1 day ago

Unpin Facebook and Google from Top Sites

After changing my search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo, Google placed an icon with a link to google search in my Top Sites and eliminated one of my chosen top sites. … (read more)

After changing my search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo, Google placed an icon with a link to google search in my Top Sites and eliminated one of my chosen top sites. I cannot unpin the Google icon or the Facebook icon. Is there somthing special that needs to be done to get these icons off my Top Sites? Thanks for any help.

Asked by tprotani 2 days ago

Klacht bij Mediamarkt kan niet indienen omdat Firefox niet goed werkt met het klachtenformulier

Google Ongeveer 37.400.000 resultaten (0,53 seconden) Zoekresultaten Vertaalresultaat Nederlands Engels Hi, we have a Media Market here in the Netherlands and there is a… (read more)

Google Ongeveer 37.400.000 resultaten (0,53 seconden) Zoekresultaten Vertaalresultaat Nederlands Engels

Hi, we have a Media Market here in the Netherlands and there is a complaints page, it unfortunately does not work or does not work well with firefox and I unfortunately had to install Microsoft Edge to continue my complaint. The first choice block that you have ordered about which your complaint is about is not clickable and that is very strange, I have tried everything but cannot get it done. The page works in android and also via other explorers. Would like a solution / advice.

best regards John.

https://klantenservice.mediamarkt.nl/app/ask_dynamic/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xNTg0Njg4NTkyL2dlbi8xNTg0Njg4NTkyL3NpZC9mVWowZmElN0VJeDFtTU1DeUszTFhvZkpOeXRaWjVDclpTcWJfNnVYZ1RRMWhiJTdFdmZ1RUhjeklHbzJJUzljb3F0VlQzeGZYX3FtVFRvVDZ1NGpLQmpVNHhtR0pCNTdpS2N4TlhNbEYzZ3NKSXZKZmRyaHdiYjJQT1ZRJTIxJTIx

Asked by johnnystokhof 2 days ago

Once in a while when I start Firefox, my extension data, layout, and home page settings are wiped

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to … (read more)

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to have to deal with. is there any way to stop this from happening or anything I can do once it happens?

Asked by Yousuf 5 days ago

Last reply by Yousuf 2 days ago

Firefox won't Download files ?

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it.. My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tri… (read more)

Hi - I'm having an issue with Firefox, well its been ongoing for some weeks but just getting around to it..

My problem is that Firefow will not download files. I have tried the trouble shooting steps and its not a firewall issue because my other browsers will download - as a developer I have all the major browsers installed.

Also I changed the settings to have Firefox request the download folder for each downlod - but it doesn't. Anyway I am about to reinstall will post back then.

Maybe should have done that first.

C.

Asked by info2897 1 week ago

Last reply by info2897 4 days ago

Insecure connection messege on Ali Express search

I'm getting this annoying message on my personal laptop always when I use the search bar on Ali express website "The information you have entered on this page will be sen… (read more)

I'm getting this annoying message on my personal laptop always when I use the search bar on Ali express website

"The information you have entered on this page will be sent over insecure connection and could be read by a third party. Are you sure you want to send this information? This is followed below with two boxes, "Continue" and "Cancel”. “

Although I don't get this message on my laptop at office using the same Firefox browser

Asked by M7md 2 days ago

email settings

I have one main email address plus several others. Usually when I log on to Thunderbird all the four email adresses, each with with its own set of subfolders appears on t… (read more)

I have one main email address plus several others. Usually when I log on to Thunderbird all the four email adresses, each with with its own set of subfolders appears on the opening Thunderbird screen on a vertical panel on the left. I can then click on to any of the four and see their incoming and sent messages. This has worked well for some years.

Yesterday, for no reason I can think of, only the main email (with its subfolders) appears. I cannot make the others re-appear, although I know they received emails in the last few hours.

Please help Dumbfounded

Asked by ereich 2 days ago

Random tab crashes - consistently with Google Calendar but others as well

If you go to Google Calendar and right click on an empty space Firefox consistently crashes. I've tried Firefox Safe Mode - still crashes. I've tried a new profile wit… (read more)

If you go to Google Calendar and right click on an empty space Firefox consistently crashes.

  1. I've tried Firefox Safe Mode - still crashes.
  2. I've tried a new profile with the same installation - still crashes
  3. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox but keeping the profile - still crashes.
  4. I've tried a new user account in Windows 10 and new profile - no crashes.
  5. I've tried ``sfc /scannow`` - integrity is good.

It's hard to get crash details but the last one I could get is - https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/6e2515a4-86cc-4bde-9d4e-06b060200716#tab-details

Does anyone have any idea before I start a new user account?

Asked by brisdaz 2 weeks ago

Last reply by brisdaz 2 days ago

Bookmarks Drop Down Menu?

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929 Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assu… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268929

Is there still no solution to this? Other than to start using all the wacky alternative bookmark folders? Which I assume would mean no longer being able to use the bookmarks toolbar because all your bookmarks would be in these other folders instead. I can't even find any extensions/addons that will fix this.

Asked by Alan Hughes 3 days ago

Last reply by Alan Hughes 3 days ago

Cannot play local swf files [linux]

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what … (read more)

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what I should do with the file, over and over again. I have properly installed flash in the $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH directory that firefox looks for; if I go to the plugins section, it shows adobe flash. I also have the ability to play flash files on websites, just not locally. On the profile I'm using to reproduce the error, the http_https_only tag in about:config is set to 'false', so [[this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1172126]] is irrelevant. I made sure that firefox is indeed what is set to open these types of files via the xdg specifications that firefox searches for when looking what to open a file with via xdg-mime (firefox uses xdg-open on the linux version to see what to open with): xdg-mime default firefox.desktop application/x-shockwave-flash In $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, it is properly listed in the line applications/x-shockwave-flash=firefox.desktop Firefox does have a .desktop file setup in /usr/share/applications, and xdg-mime does recognize firefox as the app to open swf files. I am able to open other types of files locally such as videos. Going to about:preferences and setting firefox to open swf files makes an infinite loop of firefox opening new tabs that must be then terminated. I'm not sure if an update broke firefox, as I was previously able to open local swf files. Thanks.

Asked by Amber 3 days ago

Last reply by Amber 3 days ago

Firefox mysteriously starts closing tabs in the background whenever I'm logged in to my other Mac user profile

Very strange behavior... when I switch from my primary user profile on my mac over to my work one (while leaving the primary one, and Firefox, open), my Firefox tabs star… (read more)

Very strange behavior... when I switch from my primary user profile on my mac over to my work one (while leaving the primary one, and Firefox, open), my Firefox tabs start closing in my primary profile in the background, one by one.

And it's directly correlated to amount of time spent in the work profile... if I switch over to the work profile, then switch back a few minutes later, all FF tabs are still there. But if I remain in the work profile for 20+ minutes then switch back, a few tabs will have closed. If I'm in the work profile for hours, when I switch back 10 or 15 tabs will have closed.

I know it's not an add-on issue, because I've tested it while in Safe Mode, and it still happens. I don't even know how to begin troubleshooting this. Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Michael 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Michael 3 days ago