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Firefox slows or even freezes when typing text

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and d… (read more)

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and delete some.

I have Refreshed Firefox and removed the Adblocker add-on, which I thought might cause the problem, but the problem persists.

Any idea how to tackle this?

Asked by jan.haverkamp 1 year ago

Answered by jan.haverkamp 1 year ago

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ADOBE FLASH PLAYER 32 NPAPI UPDATE included in Firefox 84.0.2 for windows?

Starter showed me that an Update to the flash player was going to be installed with RunOnce at my next reboot. This coincided with an automatic Firefox update. I have ju… (read more)

Starter showed me that an Update to the flash player was going to be installed with RunOnce at my next reboot. This coincided with an automatic Firefox update. I have just uninstalled Flash player successfully from this Windows 10 machine. Google suggests that this version of the Flashplayer is that one used in Firefox?

1) I thought Flash was going away and I fully understand why. Is Mozilla still supporting or pushing it?

2) There are references on the web concerning an "Adobe Flash Player 32 NPAPI" virus !!

I was able to delete the referenced file associated with the player update as well, but there are many other references to flash still in my registry. I have enough experience to help myself here, but I really would like to know Mozilla's official position on the above Q.

Thanks in Advance, Lyle Allen, Durham NC LyleMAllenIII@gmail.com

Asked by Rickenbacker108 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Can't delete Other Bookmarks folder from bookmarks bar

Hi community, Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidental… (read more)

Hi community,

Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidentally placed it there.

The problem is that I can't either move it, or remove it from there. When you select it, delete option is grey and not available. Does anyone now exactly how to remove it from the bookmarks bar?

Thank you people... :)

Asked by Slobodan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox's interface font size is so tiny in Kubuntu 20.10

Hi, I just installed Kubuntu 20.10 on an USB flash drive. System's font size is fine. But, the font size of Firefox's interface is so tiny. The font size of webpages are… (read more)

Hi, I just installed Kubuntu 20.10 on an USB flash drive. System's font size is fine. But, the font size of Firefox's interface is so tiny. The font size of webpages are fine and I am able to change it in the Preferences.

When I searched on Google, the other users having same problem recommended to add a 'userChrome.css' file with some code that specify the font size to the Firefox's folder. Then, I came to know that Mozilla has disabled the userChrome.css in recent Firefox versions. I also changed a setting in about:config to make the Firefox accept the userChrome.css. But, the font size is not changing yet.

Please, guide me how to change the font size of Firefox's interface. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by jeyaganesh 1 year ago

Answered by jeyaganesh 1 year ago

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Credit card autofill does not fill form fields

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but n… (read more)

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but not always) get a pop-up "hint" showing the card number and/or expiration date ... but I cannot get the browser to actually fill in the form field. I've tried clicking, hitting Enter, hitting Tab, but nothing actually puts the information from the pop-up into the form field. Any hints as to what part of the incantation I am missing would be appreciated.

Asked by Paul 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Problems loading pages (macOS Big Sur 11.1)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. … (read more)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. Among them:

https://web.whatsapp.com/ https://open.spotify.com/ https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/spelling-bee Citibank (after the login)

Some of these pages do open in a Private window. However, I already cleared all my cookies and cache contents, and I still cannot load thes pages in a normal window.

Can you suggest what I need to do? Thanks!

ADD: When trying to login at https://profile.theguardian.com/signin, at first I got an error message saying to "make sure that Javascript is enabled". But now it just goes through, except that the site doesn't know that I logged in. And again, in a private window I am able to log in.

It looks like I should just do all my work in a private window now, which seems strange

Asked by gidiav 1 year ago

Answered by gidiav 1 year ago

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Firefox download .csv files as .json

Some time in the last month or so Firefox has started downloading .csv files as .json. I need the files in .csv format so I can work with them in Excel. These are large f… (read more)

Some time in the last month or so Firefox has started downloading .csv files as .json. I need the files in .csv format so I can work with them in Excel. These are large files I don't want to deal with the trouble of converting them every time. I've started using Chrome just so the files download correctly. I can't find any setting to change to make .csv the default again.

Asked by Display Name 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing

YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing in Firefox. This is a new problem that started roughly 12 hours ago. See attached screen shot. In Chrome everything is normal… (read more)

YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing in Firefox. This is a new problem that started roughly 12 hours ago. See attached screen shot. In Chrome everything is normal. See attachment.

Asked by warren21 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Addons icons don't appear in toolbar

When I opened Firefox this morning, I got a pop-up I've never seen before, that said something like "Firefox is slow. Refresh Firefox." So I did that. Then I added back t… (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning, I got a pop-up I've never seen before, that said something like "Firefox is slow. Refresh Firefox." So I did that. Then I added back the add-ons I want to use. The add-ons are installed and working. But there are no icons in the toolbar. There is no overflow arrow. Just a blank space where the icons used to be. I've searched for solutions for two hours now. Can't figure it out.

Asked by fastriver 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Increase Size of Picture-In-Picture mode?

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and… (read more)

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and decrease the smaller. This allowed the window to be customizable in size. Now, for me at least, every picture-in-picture video is a tiny window. Is there a way to tweak and increase the size of the video like before?

Asked by austridge 1 year ago

Answered by Daniel Ebenezer 1 year ago

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Jagged lines appear horizontal in middle of screen when scrolling or watching videos on Youtube

Hi, I have a weird issue if I scroll with my mouse down a webpage I'll get these jagged horizontal lines in the middle of the screen but go away when I stop. Also, whe… (read more)

Hi, I have a weird issue if I scroll with my mouse down a webpage I'll get these jagged horizontal lines in the middle of the screen but go away when I stop. Also, when I watch a video where a lot of moving is happening like if it's a hockey game the middle of the screen just that jagged line across in just the middle. What causes this and how do I get rid of it I don't notice on Internet Explorer browser and I've tried disabling hardware and stuff but doesn't work.

Asked by Yizee24 1 year ago

Answered by Yizee24 1 year ago

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Print Preview / Shrink To Fit / Simplify Page all missing

Is anyone else having problems suddenly with getting to Print Preview and then either using the Simplify Page or Shrink to Fit options?? I used all of these features fre… (read more)

Is anyone else having problems suddenly with getting to Print Preview and then either using the Simplify Page or Shrink to Fit options?? I used all of these features frequently but this morning I tried to get to them and they're suddenly all GONE! Am I the only one who used them??

Asked by cyoungohio 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox not displaying correctly but Chrome does!

I have attached 2 screenshots of the same website using Firefox and Chrome and the prices do not display on Firefox as you can see. The prices only show on Firefox for th… (read more)

I have attached 2 screenshots of the same website using Firefox and Chrome and the prices do not display on Firefox as you can see.

The prices only show on Firefox for the items at the bottom of the page but Chrome shows all item prices.

I am running Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) and the screenshot was takne when I ran it in Safe Mode with add-ons disabled to rule out them.

Any help would be appreciated as I need to use Chrome to see this correctly which means having 2 browsers open and I would rather use only Firefox.

Thanks.

Asked by Hawkeye 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Tabs crash constantly on Youtube

Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of … (read more)

Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of time.

I have tried and successfully reproduced the issue with safe mode, I've also successfully reproduced the issue with a new profile. I've also successfully reproduced the issue with an entirely new ~/.mozilla directory.

It appears (based on what I can see) something on the page is triggered, then memory spikes and the tab crashes.

What else should I try to resolve this?

Asked by cfaber 1 year ago

Answered by cfaber 1 year ago

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Down/up arrow key jumps pages instead of scrolling a few lines when reading pdf

Whenever I first open a pdf, the up/down arrows work as normal (they scroll a few lines at a time), but whenever I jump to a new chapter/section using the sidebar, the up… (read more)

Whenever I first open a pdf, the up/down arrows work as normal (they scroll a few lines at a time), but whenever I jump to a new chapter/section using the sidebar, the up/down arrow keys just start to scroll one page at a time and I am unsure of how to fix this.

Below is a sample pdf in which this issue has occured.

Asked by ChaoticCube 1 year ago

Answered by ChaoticCube 1 year ago

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how to block access to add-on tab ?

Hello everybody ! I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer. For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect ! But as it's quite easy to … (read more)

Hello everybody !

I want to restrict access to only one website on one computer.

For this, I use the add-on "Block Site", which works perfect !

But as it's quite easy to go to add-on tab and disable this add-on, how prevent this by locking access to add-on ??

Tried to search on the web, but nothing came up ....

Thanks in advance to all helpers !

Thierry

Asked by Thierry 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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While watching Virgin TV on my PC i get message "Sorry - we can@t play this at the moment"

While watching Virgin TV on my PC i get message "Sorry - we can't play this at the moment" I log on using Chrome at I am able to watch all channels. I have spoken to Virg… (read more)

While watching Virgin TV on my PC i get message "Sorry - we can't play this at the moment" I log on using Chrome at I am able to watch all channels. I have spoken to Virgin Tech Support who could not give any explanation. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bob_maceuk 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Side bar not loadin on Youtube.

It's been quite some time. The menu sidebar on YT is not loading. If I click on a "burger" menu button, it just opens blank sidebar. Also, thematic shortcuts on YT don't … (read more)

It's been quite some time. The menu sidebar on YT is not loading. If I click on a "burger" menu button, it just opens blank sidebar. Also, thematic shortcuts on YT don't work either. The screen just greys out and nothing happens.

Asked by lowyaw 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago