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Error message will not let me open Firefox

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Do… (read more)

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Deb PS I need simple instructions, I'm not terrible techy.

Asked by Deborah Lief 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

Why can't Firefox copy text anymore?

Why can't Firefox copy text to the clipboard anymore? It won't copy text from a web page, from a URL, or even from about:support "Copy text to clipboard"!!! I'm using ver… (read more)

Why can't Firefox copy text to the clipboard anymore? It won't copy text from a web page, from a URL, or even from about:support "Copy text to clipboard"!!! I'm using version 1.22 64 bit on windows 11. I've reinstalled Firefox but it doesn't make a difference. I've tried "Troubleshoot Mode" and it's still broken!!!

I can paste into Firefox but something has broken copy!

Asked by FirefoxUser73 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 13 hours ago

Browser lagging and freezing

The last update forced itself onto my laptop and since then my browser has been lagging and freezing constantly. For example, when I click to refresh a page it will take… (read more)

The last update forced itself onto my laptop and since then my browser has been lagging and freezing constantly. For example, when I click to refresh a page it will take at least 30 seconds before it even starts loading the page again and then it still takes it a minute for the whole page.

Asked by laurenashl 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Google Sheets mousewheel scrolling directly to bottom of sheet and disabling

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and… (read more)

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and horizontally.

Error is verified for all Google Sheets. Problem does not exist when accessing these sheets in Incognito Mode.

Error does not occur when accessing these sheets in Chrome.

Sheets is all but unusable without mouse scrolling capability.

Asked by Sean Thomas 3 weeks ago

Answered by Sean Thomas 3 weeks ago

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Can't open a local file because file handling removes colon from the file path.

Hi, I have a link in my website that opens a file in another desktop program. The link looks like this: openwith://C:/path/to/file, but after update to the latest Firefox… (read more)

Hi, I have a link in my website that opens a file in another desktop program. The link looks like this: openwith://C:/path/to/file, but after update to the latest Firefox version (v122.0) the second colon from the link is for some reason removed, resulting in a path like this: openwith://C/path/to/file. This is a problem because the path it now tries to open doesn't exist. Is this a deliberate feature in the new Firefox version or is it a bug? If it is a bug will it be fixed? It still works fine in v121.0.

Asked by Hermit 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Youtube slow only on firefox

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handle… (read more)

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handled 1080p easily there, I have cleared the cash and made sure my Firefox and Windows are up to date and still the issue persists.

this only seams to occur on YouTube as amazon prime and speed test works without issues

Asked by nadum8 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Firefox draining battery life 41% usage

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefo… (read more)

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefox so much more. The format is way more pleasing. I love how it easily signs me back into everything, BUT IT DRAINS MY COMPUTER SO MUCH. Like i used to have an 8hour + battery span my laptop neverrr died. Now I get through MAX 2 hours of full use before needing to charge, and maybe 4 hours just having it at school but not using it.

I thought my dell suddenly started crashing, ran all these tests, and then I realized the only change was that I had started using Firefox... So sad I think I am going to have to leave it.

I read a lot of articles and did everything suggested. my graphics is webreader , i turned on all the suggested features, i have 2 extensions , the only thing I could maybe think of was that I use an animated theme so maybe that was killing the battery, but like if I can't use my theme than whats the point.

Asked by nebs9921 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Lame game

I play a game at Vegas World. It's basically a free online slot machine site. I have played it for years with Chrome. Recently switched to Firefox. Playing an auto spin s… (read more)

I play a game at Vegas World. It's basically a free online slot machine site. I have played it for years with Chrome. Recently switched to Firefox. Playing an auto spin slot game, Firefox gets slow and hangs after about 25 spins. Chrome will go for 10,000 spins. So, Firefox is useless on game sites. I don't really expect a fix or solution. And I don't actually expect to use Firefox by the end of the day.

Asked by wisemagic1 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content is chewing up all the memory on my new iMac

Do you (as a Mac user) experience the same or similar: 44 instances of FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content ranging from 60MB-918MB each, with 18 of them above 200MB and 5 of … (read more)

Do you (as a Mac user) experience the same or similar:

44 instances of FirefoxCP Isolated Web Content ranging from 60MB-918MB each, with 18 of them above 200MB and 5 of them above 400MB. I have 15 tabs open and in practical terms almost nothing else open on the computer (a brand new M3 silicon iMac). It has 8 GB of memory. I had similar experiences in the past, but never as bad as now. I do not know everybody else can live with this.

Is this how Firefox is designed to operate or is this a bug?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 month ago

Last reply by Sue 1 month ago

Browser not working on facebook games.

I have been playing a game on facebook for years. 4 days ago It stopped working. Other players are saying that they had to switch browsers ( to Chrome and others) and the… (read more)

I have been playing a game on facebook for years. 4 days ago It stopped working. Other players are saying that they had to switch browsers ( to Chrome and others) and they are able to play the games. Why can I not play on Firefox?

Asked by TeddyBears 1 month ago

Last reply by TeddyBears 1 month ago

CCTV camera on Firefox

I try to see pictures from CCTV camera by IP adress. After log in I see massage that pligin file is not awailable and it is nesessery to download this file. After downloa… (read more)

I try to see pictures from CCTV camera by IP adress. After log in I see massage that pligin file is not awailable and it is nesessery to download this file. After download file vplugin.exe, I install the software restart the browser and still have massage about plugin file. Did you ever met such problem before?

Asked by wiktor.szylejko 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Keys do not repeat when held in Gmail

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down … (read more)

When editing in Gmail, holding a key down does NOT repeat the character or action. e.g. xxxxx when holding down the "x" or deleting multiple characters when holding down the <Backspace> key.

It works properly in other apps (e.g. this dialogue).

And works okay in Gmail in other browsers (e.g. Chromium or Brave).

I'm using Firefox 124 on Linux Mint 20.1.

System: Kernel: 5.4.0-174-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.4.0

          Desktop: Cinnamon 5.2.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20.3 Una 
          base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by DPB.Almonte 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Firefox using incredible amounts of memory

Hello I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!! This is cr… (read more)

Hello

I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!!

This is crazy and in system about:performance the memory being used is shown to be only 200 megabytes.

What is going on? Why does Firefox need so much memory. I am starting to think you guys want linux users to witch to chrome or vivaldi....

Asked by ramon1 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox does not play videos on after Ubuntu upgrade

A few days ago Ubuntu (22.04 LTS) showed me a message saying I can upgrade my OS (or something along those lines). I click on agree (any button that would let me proceed)… (read more)

A few days ago Ubuntu (22.04 LTS) showed me a message saying I can upgrade my OS (or something along those lines). I click on agree (any button that would let me proceed) and the upgrade took place (without restarting). Along with the upgrade Firefox was also updated to its latest version at the time (119.0). Since then, videos on Twitter play but without sound. On some other websites also none of the videos play. On YouTube, Firefox shows me a message saying "To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs" but the videos play fine; I haven't tried other websites but I assume all would have some issues. Google Chrome however doesn't have this issue and all videos play without any issues.

Note that I have not restarted my computer since the upgrade. I doubt this could be an issue but please let me know if you think this could be the issue.

I did the followings and restarted Firefox but none have worked so far for Twitter and some other random websites that I come across, but they resolved the issue for YouTube and now YouTube videos play, although I still get that codec message at the top of the tab:

sudo apt-get install ffmpeg sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras sudo apt install libavcodec-extra

Someone told me this is because the default Firefox on Ubuntu 22 comes as a snap package and I should install the APT package manually instead so that it works. I prefer not to do this because I have lots of tabs open and have manually changed lots of the settings (including in about:config) that I want to preserve. I would also like to preserve the history of visited websites and keep the current cookies (don't really want to keep entering username/password on the same websites again). So the best way for me is to fix the issue for the default Firefox on Ubuntu 22.

Could you help me figure out what I should do to fix this issue?

Asked by Warrior 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

"About Firefox" box shows error message "Failed to check for updates".

I have a macbook pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. A few days ago I noticed the computer didn't update to the current version of Firefox when I attempted to do so after being pr… (read more)

I have a macbook pro running Sonoma 14.2.1. A few days ago I noticed the computer didn't update to the current version of Firefox when I attempted to do so after being prompted that an update was available. I went to "About Firefox" and saw the error message "Failed to check for updates". Please help. Thanks.

Asked by WILLIAM RAMIREZ 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Video Content (Twitter/X, Youtube, Previews) Stop Working

So I just picked up a new laptop (ASUS Vivobook 16x), and everything is fresh on it. Additionally, this only affects some video content in Firefox, with Edge browser unaf… (read more)

So I just picked up a new laptop (ASUS Vivobook 16x), and everything is fresh on it. Additionally, this only affects some video content in Firefox, with Edge browser unaffected. In brief, what is happening is that within a couple hours of having the browser open, certain video content stops working, specifically Twitter/X videos just spin, YouTube previews stop working, and videos continually load. Netflix videos continue to work, but hover previews stop functioning. I even check the 'Stats for Nerds' on YT and it shows 0 KB network activity in Firefox.

I've tried every basic action I can think of:

  • Turning off extensions (only use Ublock and Bitwarden)
  • Browser Refresh (x3)
  • Reverting from 120.1 to 120.0, and now 199.0.1
  • Clearing the browser cache
  • Reinstalling NVidia and Intel Drivers
  • Running in Safe Mode

Only by doing a refresh or completely closing/opening the app gets videos to function again. This doesn't affect the old laptop or my desktop, which makes me think it's a rogue driver--but then why would Edge function without error over the same period of time?

Are there any settings to play with in the browser that can help diagnose?

Asked by madekatsu 4 months ago

Last reply by Alexander Thomas 3 months ago

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Firefox can't play youtube streams

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure … (read more)

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure what has changed. I found an article that says to install the optional update called "Windows Media Pack" in apps and features, but no app with that name exists. It was only a year old solution, so I'm unsure of what changed so significantly. I just installed another optional windows update, and also updated the browser, but still doesn't work.

Edition Windows 10 Home Version 21H2 Installed on ‎09-‎Jun-‎20 OS build 19044.1466 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Firefox: 97.0 (64-bit)

Asked by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

Answered by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

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How to enable text prediction on Firefox?

On Microsoft Edge, whenever i type the first letter of a word it will suggest automatically the recent words that i have use. How to enable it on Firefox, i already brow… (read more)

On Microsoft Edge, whenever i type the first letter of a word it will suggest automatically the recent words that i have use. How to enable it on Firefox, i already browse the settings? I really need it on my job specially doing reports. We can only use Firefox to access our websites.

Asked by Will Reed 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago