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What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search?

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put … (read more)

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put a red circle.

Asked by lyradd 6 days ago

Last reply by lyradd 6 days ago

Slow Printing in Firefox!

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the p… (read more)

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the printer. It all started since Preview was introduced as default! Meanwhile Firefox i locked and I can't do anything in Firefox.

Asked by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 4 months ago

Last reply by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 4 days ago

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Firefox 88 - very slow to create print preview

When I try to print from Firefox 88 on my Mac Laptop running OSX 10.12.6 the new print preview window takes a very long time to load the preview before I can print. I cou… (read more)

When I try to print from Firefox 88 on my Mac Laptop running OSX 10.12.6 the new print preview window takes a very long time to load the preview before I can print. I could not find a work around.

I tried switching to the Classic print system via (print.tab_modal.enabled - False) Now I don't have the preview to deal with so I can print immediately like I used to. However, if I try to open a PDF in Preview from the Print Dialog window, it takes a very long time to load the preview which it did not do in earlier versions of Firefox.

I am surmising that one of the Firefox updates added the print preview function which doesn't work quite right on my Mac.

Any ideas would be appreciated. Andy

Asked by andy162 6 months ago

Last reply by egutwillig 4 days ago

widevinecdm error on mozilla firefox

Hi Everyone, I keep getting a widevinecdm error when trying to play hulu, netflix or amazon videos on my mac. This just started yesterday and I'm not sure why. I'm run… (read more)

Hi Everyone,

I keep getting a widevinecdm error when trying to play hulu, netflix or amazon videos on my mac. This just started yesterday and I'm not sure why.

I'm running mozilla firefox version 78.10.0esr (64-bit) on a macbook pro running OS X version 10.9.5

Anyone have any fixes?

Asked by ericsmayes 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Slow download speeds in Firefox

My download speed has been *very slow* lately and I cannot figure out why. My Internet speed is around 3.3 MB/s, but Firefox is downloading files at around 40-80KB/s. Not… (read more)

My download speed has been *very slow* lately and I cannot figure out why. My Internet speed is around 3.3 MB/s, but Firefox is downloading files at around 40-80KB/s. Nothing else on my system is downloading/uploading at all, and it's only Firefox that seems to have this issue. If anyone has potential solutions, I'd love to hear them.

Asked by Kira 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Why can't I rearrange my tabs anymore?

I'm not sure if this problem arose with the latest Firefox upgrade (I'm running MacOS 10.14.6 on an older MacbookPro) or has just appeared after a few days of use -- I th… (read more)

I'm not sure if this problem arose with the latest Firefox upgrade (I'm running MacOS 10.14.6 on an older MacbookPro) or has just appeared after a few days of use -- I think it's the latter. But I can no longer rearrange the sequence of tabs in a window, an absolutely essential feature. There's a contextual menu choice that gives me the option of moving a tab to the beginning, end or a new window, but that only helps in ~10% of situations. What gives??

Asked by brianvt 4 months ago

Last reply by brianvt 4 months ago

Firefox not loading Facebook images

Hello, I am at a loss to trying to fix a problem after extensive troubleshooting. When I am on Facebook for about five minutes, Firefox stops loading most images. This on… (read more)

Hello, I am at a loss to trying to fix a problem after extensive troubleshooting. When I am on Facebook for about five minutes, Firefox stops loading most images. This only occurs with Firefox, not Safari or Chrome. And it only occurs with Facebook and Instagram, which is owned and run by Facebook. I have to restart Firefox to get images back and then after five minutes or so, it happens again every time. Can anyone help? This is driving me crazy!

Thank you

Asked by lkutchermusic 1 month ago

Last reply by lkutchermusic 1 month ago

Absolute waste of RAM

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory! I saw people defendin… (read more)

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory!

I saw people defending this saying that "uuuh, mozilla takes advantage of-" BS! It doesn't take advantage of nothing, it only wastes your ram and your time.

HOW DO I LIMIT THE RAM USAGE? I DON'T WANT FANCY PERFORMANCE TABS I WANT A DIRECT ANSWER ON HOW TO STOP FIREFOX WASTING MY RAM

Asked by Luan Himmlisch 1 month ago

Last reply by Luan Himmlisch 4 days ago

print settings continue to need resetting

This is the second time I am posting about this - I did what was recommended before, but after a few good weeks, its now way worse. For some reason my print settings cha… (read more)

This is the second time I am posting about this - I did what was recommended before, but after a few good weeks, its now way worse. For some reason my print settings change to HUGE so that when I print, unbeknownst to me (because the preview looks fine), only maybe 1/4 of the page prints on one page. Yesterday I had to clear the print settings (help, more troubleshooting, print, clear saved settings) several times. The first time it happened I was printing multiple photos and had 16 pages of unusable color printouts. Although I didn't change the print settings manually at all, this problem recurred multiple times after I cleared the settings and although everything was fine when I left work last night, it was back to HUGE for the first print outs this morning. It is a big waste of paper and ink and is very frustrating. I'd like to know what is causing it and if there is a permanent way to fix it.

Asked by joyce26 6 days ago

93.0 (64), win10 -> 2 issues: speed + pre"view" of music/tracks on Amazon

Hi, since 93.0 stuff went worse regarding speed and additionally, listening to short 30 sec tracks in advance on regular amazon pages fails at all. Tried the tracks-thin… (read more)

Hi, since 93.0 stuff went worse regarding speed and additionally, listening to short 30 sec tracks in advance on regular amazon pages fails at all. Tried the tracks-thing with the latest Edge: et voila -> no prob at all.

I am on Win10pro, 21H1. These issues started with 93.0. No, I have not played around with any about:config settings after updating it. It's quite annoying and my overall experience starts to suck. Sorry but if stuff goes that bad out of the blue... What have you people done/changed?

Asked by Max Barrett 6 days ago

Pages Won't Load After Opening Firefox

When opening the browser for the first time, my opened (saved) tabs begin to load and then pause as though my entire internet connection is lost. Some will time out, othe… (read more)

When opening the browser for the first time, my opened (saved) tabs begin to load and then pause as though my entire internet connection is lost. Some will time out, others will just sit there. If I try to go to a new website, I get a connection error that says I have no connection to the internet. This only happens in FF; my other programs are not effected by the drop in connection and the Windows connection manager shows that I'm live the whole time. The connection resumes and all goes back to normal between 20-60 seconds after the initial drop.

This only happens when opening the application for the first time after a reboot but doesn't matter if I just started Windows or wait 5 minutes to open FF. What is going on here? I've been using FF on this computer for 2 years with no issue like this. The issue has remained after a full format/wipe of the Windows 10 and clean slate install of FF.

I am very concerned about a proxy or some kind of man in the middle switch being flipped. It's the same pause in network access that I get when enabling a VPN service. As a note, I do not have a VPN installed at this time.

Any help or advice is welcomed, thank you.

- Alex

Asked by voice.lex 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Slow Firefox

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM Video: MSI 3070 X3 System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free. System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall,… (read more)

System: MSI B640 Tomahawk. I5 10600KU 32GB RAM

Video: MSI 3070 X3

System Drive: 250GB fast Samsung SSD, with 50% free.

System OS: W10Pro_x64 21H1, Defender, no Firewall, no extra AV. Firefox_93.0_x64

Network: TYPE: Dedicated FIBER LAN Provider: Telenet Account Type: FIBER_200 Plus +


Addons: Adblock + µblock FBPurity Block Sender New Tab Override Cookie Manager and Cookie quick Manager Auto-High-Quality for youtube Ant Downloader Video Downloadhelper Cute Save Button WebP Image Converter Translate Web Page

Additional Information: Open Pinned Tabs: In between 25 and 60, depending on my current activities.

Tried: Disabling each add-on until all were off. Safe Start. Nothing helps.

Understandings: 1) No browser is made to run up to 60 open tabs (possibly even more)!!! 2) I run a "plethora" (compared to most users) if add-ons; these also bring the use speed down. 3) Resource used: 2GB (with "mere 30 pages" open.

BUT: DESPITE that: I ALSO understand that, considering my system and Network Type, it should not even be problematic with 200 pages open at once. 2GB over 32GB of RAM? Not the slightest issue (and it often runs at 4GB RAM in use). My CPU never runs half high, even when I have like 60 pages open: Should not be an issue then either. My Video Card has plenty resource over as well when at highest for me usage." Again, it should be no issue. My Fiber Netware? Telenet BVBA, Mechelen Test results: Ping: 5ms Jitter: 2ms Download: 904.2 Mbps Upload: 038.3 Mbps Not the best, not the worst, but for simple browsing, more than, I would assume, plenty.

So, what gives, what is the issue? No extreme strain on the system, no background high-resource issues, sure: one or two add-ons in Firefox but these as well do not strain my system, no AV issues, no Firewall issues (I turned that off, I fail to get the need for one as a house-dog-tree user), yet slow performance. Also, while 30'ish tabs running, 2GB used of RAM? My my, what the hell do they do as Site Admins to have these amounts (and NO, I do not do porn, thank you.  :P I am well aware of other people having insane issues surfing porn, as I helped many of these folks)? Sure, Deviant is a larger one that is open, being a graphical site, but like Quora, FB, Hot- and G-Mail and similar, these ain't, so to get a 2GB usage is weird, I would assume. I said, assume: yes, I am not specifically an internet know-all, I know of networking as a former NOVEL Netware Supervisor under UNIX (also Spupervisor), but Networking in a company is not the same as internet.

So, what is going on, why is my browser so slow? Having turned of all and 1 page open it's lightning fast, but now ... So, it is the open tabs, and the add-ons, though when turned off, I see no real difference. Brings it to tabs. How come, it is this "heavy", even for my system, please?

Thank you. Xog.

Asked by Xogroroth 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

REcently Firefox continues to reset my preference about how to handle PDF files from "open with Acrobat" to Save File.

Starting a few months ago, when I click on a link in a web page that would cause a PDF to be displayed, I get the dialog box asking me where I want to save the file. Whe… (read more)

Starting a few months ago, when I click on a link in a web page that would cause a PDF to be displayed, I get the dialog box asking me where I want to save the file. When I go into settings and change the way Firefox deals with PDF files, having it use Adobe Acrobat DC instead, the problem will be temporarily solved, but it returns shortly. (The particular setting which I have to continually reset is under the Settings/Applications and involves "content type" "Portable Document Format (PDF)(application/pdf)"

How can I make it so that I don't have to continually instruct Firefox to open rather than save PDF files?

Asked by steven9 6 days ago

Firerox Instantly crashes when playing any video.

Running Fedora on a Samsung Chromebook 3 using MrChromebox's coreboot 4.14 Firmware ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14197 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSigna… (read more)

Running Fedora on a Samsung Chromebook 3 using MrChromebox's coreboot 4.14 Firmware

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14197 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... [Child 13910, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7ff1a7ce4f10 Could not set cubeb stream name.: file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-93.0/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:367 Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. [Child 13910, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7ff1aa941000 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-93.0/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:3980 Exiting due to channel error.

Asked by Srjosney 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

Job application form stuck and won't submit

I am really frustrated after having spent and hour on a job application using my MacBook on Firefox, I can't submit. It keeps going around in circles. I am afraid to re… (read more)

I am really frustrated after having spent and hour on a job application using my MacBook on Firefox, I can't submit. It keeps going around in circles. I am afraid to refresh or empty cache because I will lose all my work! Any suggestions?

Asked by Run4peace 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

secure connection failed error

Writing this on my Mac since my wife's Windows 10 machine's Firefox is no longer able to access the Internet except for two bookmarks. All the rest of her bookmarks give … (read more)

Writing this on my Mac since my wife's Windows 10 machine's Firefox is no longer able to access the Internet except for two bookmarks. All the rest of her bookmarks give this error, and typing anything into the Firefox browser also gives us the error. We do have Internet connection because she is getting her emails. But. trying alternative browser Microsoft Edge gives the same error. I have tried cleaning out the cookies and cache, have tried the about.config to change the security ssl enable to false - no help there. I did change it back immediately. I've also rebooted completely several times.

Can't understand why the two bookmarks can access online when the rest don't. This is a real handicap as she has a number of functions that require her computer.

Please help!

Asked by footydad55 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Text on sites becomes becomes garbled up

Good Day, The text on the screen becomes garbled up many times in a day. Whereas other Applications programs e.g. Outlook, PDF Reader, MS teams etc. have no issues with t… (read more)

Good Day, The text on the screen becomes garbled up many times in a day. Whereas other Applications programs e.g. Outlook, PDF Reader, MS teams etc. have no issues with the display. In addition, Firefox has started crashing number of times in a day.

Asked by gravish79 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Firefox is crashing in my Windows 10

In the last two days Firefox crashes about 1-2 minutes after I start it. I've reinstalled it but nothing has changed. I've restarted the computer I have no problem with o… (read more)

In the last two days Firefox crashes about 1-2 minutes after I start it. I've reinstalled it but nothing has changed.

I've restarted the computer

I have no problem with other software like google chrome.

Asked by nlbtomtec 5 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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How to get Firefox to find the profile?

Firefox will not open saying it can't find the profile. There is a profile in the Application Support folder and old ones on the desktop. I followed the directions to acc… (read more)

Firefox will not open saying it can't find the profile. There is a profile in the Application Support folder and old ones on the desktop. I followed the directions to access the profile manager through Terminal, but it didn't work. This Firefox Application is one I restored from Time Machine. I got into this problem when I tried to update Firefox. My MacOS system does not meet the requirements to install the latest Firefox. Apparently, my former Firefox got uninstalled in the effort to install the latest version.

Asked by rdservants 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago