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Firefox self-delete

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everyth… (read more)

While using Firefox, I was watching a video when all of a sudden the entire thing crash and when I tried to reboot it, the installation directory, the cookies and everything else involving Firefox was completely gone. No sign of it anywhere, has this ever happened to anyone else here?

Asked by jpmwycombe 1 hour ago

Firefox constantly is crashing

This has just recently started with this constant crashing of my Firefox. I'm doing computer work and then it crashes. I submitted the crash reports that were not submitt… (read more)

This has just recently started with this constant crashing of my Firefox. I'm doing computer work and then it crashes. I submitted the crash reports that were not submitted this morning on December 02, 2020. Yet, two of the crash reports failed to submit.

Asked by stardst12 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Bad Request 400

Firefox keeps displaying '400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large' when trying to read articles on www.bloomberg.com. It only happens when using this site and… (read more)

Firefox keeps displaying '400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large' when trying to read articles on www.bloomberg.com.

It only happens when using this site and only on Firefox and not on Safari or Chrome.

How to fix this and be able to use Firefox as default browser for this site?

regards, Arjen

Asked by arjen4 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

How do I disable that terrible, cancerous, ridiculous MegaBar that I am forced to use now with 77?

The first time I noticed the Megabar (I believe it was FF75) I absolutely hated everything about it and ruins the experience using Firefox. I am also not alone in this ma… (read more)

The first time I noticed the Megabar (I believe it was FF75) I absolutely hated everything about it and ruins the experience using Firefox. I am also not alone in this matter because as soon as the change was established, communities popped within hours to fix the problem. The old way of fixing this eyesore of an issue was the old about:config and changing around the settings then VIOLA! back to normal. Now after the update to 77, the Megabar is back and forced down everyone's throat and the old about:config is no longer the fix to this terrible experience. Literally after an hour of this trashbar being up, videos and guides popped up to try to fix it. Whole communities have been formed to hate this feature and ask Firefox to change it, or at least make it optional to go back. My question is, looking through google has only come up with the chrome.css(?) fix to this mess. Is there any way to change it back to the old url bar without having to go through the chrome.css fix or just uninstalling and reinstalling a previous Firefox or do I have to just migrate to another browser like Opera or Chromium?

Asked by Joe 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Youtube in Firefox lagging/stuttering at 1080p60

In Chrome, YouTube works perfectly fine and has no problem at any quality, but on Firefox videos start to pause for a few seconds while the audio keeps playing and then c… (read more)

In Chrome, YouTube works perfectly fine and has no problem at any quality, but on Firefox videos start to pause for a few seconds while the audio keeps playing and then come back again, only to pause once more. The extensions I'm using are Duckduckgo privacy essentials and Privacy Badger. Please help because I don't want to switch to Chrome.

Asked by noobishply 4 hours ago

  • Solved

Picture drag and drop no longer works

Firefox version - 82.0.03 64bits I applied the -no-deelevate fix when I last upgraded and that worked ok Yesterday I ran Windows update - always a bad idea I know - and … (read more)

Firefox version - 82.0.03 64bits

I applied the -no-deelevate fix when I last upgraded and that worked ok Yesterday I ran Windows update - always a bad idea I know - and fixed the problems that caused, but now Firefox will no longer allow picture drag and drop. This IS a firefox issue because Chrome still works ok without any elevation command.

I have also done this: browser.launcherProcess - turn off, then turn back on

Any ideas please ?

Asked by tony165 6 hours ago

Answered by tony165 5 hours ago

Syntax error

I am writing to the English-language forum because the forum does not exist in my language. Some time ago, the browser started to slow down and took a long time to open. … (read more)

I am writing to the English-language forum because the forum does not exist in my language. Some time ago, the browser started to slow down and took a long time to open. Last night I closed it through the task manager and after restarting the browser gave an error: XML parsing error: root element not found Address: chrome: //browser/content/browser.xhtml Line 1, character 1

(Ошибка синтаксического анализа XML: корневой элемент не найден Адрес: chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml Строка 1, символ 1) In my language

How to solve a problem? I don't want to lose bookmarks and other data, so creating a new profile is not a solution for me.

Asked by alexandernikitin08 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

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Tried all troubleshooting, Firefox still doesn't load pages

***************************** The problem When I start firefox I see a blank page (this was not my starting page before the problem occured)(Image linked). The overall gr… (read more)

***************************** The problem When I start firefox I see a blank page (this was not my starting page before the problem occured)(Image linked).

The overall graphical window is not frozen but I can't open any webpage nor any local file. The option pages don't work either nor any of the about:XXX pages.

*************************** What I tired I cleared my cookie/cache. I tried firefox's safe mode. I refreshed firefox. I deleted my profile and created a new profile. I desactivated all my security software. I ran firefox with root privilege. Updated windows. None of that did solved the problem.

This problem persisted after I haved uninstalled Firefox, deleted my profile, deleted all mozilla directories in ProgramData, AppData, Program, cleaned up my disk with window's 10 utilitary and reinstalled firefox (I also tried a simple install unistall so I don't think I broke firefox by deleting files). When reinstalling firefox I tried both a 64 and a 32 bits install with current and older version none worked.

I scanned my PC for malwares, nothing found. I checked my memory as suggested in a troobleshooting page, (no problem found).

Firefox DOES WORKS in window's safe mode.

************************************ Observations I noticed via my firewall that firefox don't even send any package to the internet if I try to acess a website. Firefox does however acces 127.0.0.1 (at least it asks for permission). Firefox doesn't close if I use top right red cross, it does close if, in task bar I right click/close all windows or if I exit within the "three horizontal bar menu" I precise that my connection is ok and that MS Edge is working fine.

I repeat, Firefox works in window's safe mode.

I would really appreciate your help as I can't find any other thing to try.

Asked by a.ranaud00 4 days ago

Answered by a.ranaud00 9 hours ago

No sound in flatpak'ed firefox

Greetings. I can't get firefox wound working in flatpak. The only clue: [Child 84, MediaDecoderStateMachine #7] WARNING: 7fbc13082050 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: fi… (read more)

Greetings.

I can't get firefox wound working in flatpak. The only clue:

[Child 84, MediaDecoderStateMachine #7] WARNING: 7fbc13082050 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:330 [Child 84, MediaDecoderStateMachine #7] WARNING: Decoder=7fbc2420b000 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:3892

Other flatpaks working fine (they use pulseaudio too).

Asked by safod67248 8 hours ago

Whatsapp web creates extra worker background process after resume from sleep

After I resume Windows from sleep, the Whatsapp web app becomes very slow to type in, and the whole browser becomes sluggish as a whole while typing (like this one). I no… (read more)

After I resume Windows from sleep, the Whatsapp web app becomes very slow to type in, and the whole browser becomes sluggish as a whole while typing (like this one).

I noticed extra processes being created after each resume. I think it maxes to 2 processes, but I'm not sure at this point as it needs further testing. See the attached image.

Asked by meghdad.moradi 8 hours ago

Firefox crashed when Microsoft Print to PDF

Hi, I'm developing a webpage where user can print the pdf from the webpage. However when I chose option Microsoft Print to PDF, Firefox crashed after I clicked Save and t… (read more)

Hi,

I'm developing a webpage where user can print the pdf from the webpage. However when I chose option Microsoft Print to PDF, Firefox crashed after I clicked Save and the document wasn't downloaded.

Here is my report content from Mozilla Crash Reporter;

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BreakpadReserveAddress: 1920348061696 BreakpadReserveSize: 83886080 BuildID: 20201112153044 CPUMicrocodeVersion: 0xc6 ContentSandboxCapable: 1 ContentSandboxLevel: 6 CrashTime: 1606894351 DOMIPCEnabled: 1 Email: muhammad.amlan@accenture.com ExperimentalFeatures: browser.startup.homepage.abouthome_cache.enabled,network.cookie.sameSite.laxByDefault,network.cookie.sameSite.noneRequiresSecure,network.cookie.sameSite.schemeful,layout.css.constructable-stylesheets.enabled,layout.css.focus-visible.enabled,layout.css.grid-template-masonry-value.enabled,devtools.inspector.color-scheme-simulation.enabled,devtools.inspector.compatibility.enabled,devtools.webconsole.input.context,devtools.debugger.features.windowless-service-workers,fission.autostart,javascript.options.warp,image.avif.enabled,print.tab_modal.enabled,dom.input_events.beforeinput.enabled,dom.forms.inputmode,network.preload,dom.webgpu.enabled,privacy.webrtc.globalMuteToggles FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600889344 FramePoisonSize: 65536 GPUProcessLaunchCount: 1 GPUProcessStatus: Running InstallTime: 1606355870 LauncherProcessState: 0 MemoryErrorCorrection: None ModuleSignatureInfo: {"Microsoft Windows":["kernel32.dll","ntdll.dll"],"Mozilla Corporation":["firefox.exe","xul.dll","mozglue.dll"],"Symantec Corporation":["prntm64.dll"]} Notes: FP(D00-L1000-W00001000-T000) DWrite? 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MTA",15076:"mozStorage #4",20076:"ImgDecoder #2",17524:"mozStorage #5",7108:"mozStorage #6",14552:"RemVidChild",1668:"mozStorage #7",29084:"mozStorage #8",1800:"DNS Resolver #25",12800:"DNS Resolver #27",26936:"BackgroundThreadPool #4",25180:"ImgDecoder #5",29444:"DNS Resolver #29",28936:"Untrusted Modules",28844:"AudioIPC Client RPC",9244:"AudioIPC0",7436:"DNS Resolver #32",28220:"DNS Resolver #33",18804:"DNS Resolver #34",3700:"DNS Resolver #35",2604:"IndexedDB #52",15752:"IndexedDB #53", Throttleable: 1 URL: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/upload/image/auth.User/3270688 UptimeTS: 60450.89597 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 83.0 Winsock_LSP: Hyper-V RAW : 2 : 34 : 1 : 1 : 0x20026 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 1234191b-4bf7-4ca7-86e0-dfd7c32b5445

AF_UNIX : 2 : 1 : 1 : 0 : 0x20026 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : a00943d9-9c2e-4633-9b59-0057a3160994 
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IP] : 2 : 2 : 1 : 6 : 0x20066 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : e70f1aa0-ab8b-11cf-8ca3-00805f48a192 
MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IP] : 2 : 2 : 2 : 17 : 0x20609 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : e70f1aa0-ab8b-11cf-8ca3-00805f48a192 
MSAFD Tcpip [RAW/IP] : 2 : 2 : 3 : 0 : 0x20609 : 0xc : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : e70f1aa0-ab8b-11cf-8ca3-00805f48a192 
MSAFD Tcpip [TCP/IPv6] : 2 : 23 : 1 : 6 : 0x20066 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : f9eab0c0-26d4-11d0-bbbf-00aa006c34e4 
MSAFD Tcpip [UDP/IPv6] : 2 : 23 : 2 : 17 : 0x20609 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : f9eab0c0-26d4-11d0-bbbf-00aa006c34e4 
MSAFD Tcpip [RAW/IPv6] : 2 : 23 : 3 : 0 : 0x20609 : 0xc : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : f9eab0c0-26d4-11d0-bbbf-00aa006c34e4 
RSVP TCPv6 Service Provider : 2 : 23 : 1 : 6 : 0x22066 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9d60a9e0-337a-11d0-bd88-0000c082e69a 
RSVP TCP Service Provider : 2 : 2 : 1 : 6 : 0x22066 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9d60a9e0-337a-11d0-bd88-0000c082e69a 
RSVP UDPv6 Service Provider : 2 : 23 : 2 : 17 : 0x22609 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9d60a9e0-337a-11d0-bd88-0000c082e69a 
RSVP UDP Service Provider : 2 : 2 : 2 : 17 : 0x22609 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9d60a9e0-337a-11d0-bd88-0000c082e69a 
MSAFD L2CAP [Bluetooth] : 2 : 32 : 1 : 256 : 0x20006 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9fc48064-7298-43e4-b7bd-181f2089792a 
MSAFD RfComm [Bluetooth] : 2 : 32 : 1 : 3 : 0x20026 : 0x8 : %SystemRoot%\system32\mswsock.dll :  : 9fc48064-7298-43e4-b7bd-181f2089792a

useragent_locale: en-US

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by jimcaffrey10 12 hours ago

SharePoint Websites and other pages not loading

Recently, I have been experiencing issues with several of my Office365 SharePoint websites: some page elements are not loading, other are constantly reloading. In order t… (read more)

Recently, I have been experiencing issues with several of my Office365 SharePoint websites: some page elements are not loading, other are constantly reloading. In order to access my documents, I have to switch to either Edge or Chrome. Also some other pages sometimes have similar issues (xing.com and others). I have deleted all Mozilla files in %APPDATA% and reinstalled Firefox, which did not help. Looks like there is an issue with the current release (83.0).

Asked by serge.schiltz 12 hours ago

I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 3 days ago

Last reply by nostromov 14 hours ago

Mac OS daemons prevent all page loading

On my 2017 iMac, OS 10.15.x, I'm running an app-blocking firewall, called HandsOff! by OnePeriodic, which is great at controlling which system processes can connect and r… (read more)

On my 2017 iMac, OS 10.15.x, I'm running an app-blocking firewall, called HandsOff! by OnePeriodic, which is great at controlling which system processes can connect and report to the web. Firefox (v.83.0) runs fine until a few specific system daemons make contact with my computer, after which no page will load. The daemons in question are remindd, mediasharingd, touristd, and amsaccountsd. Normally HandsOff! sets my preferences for each process, to refer to when those processes attempt another connection. However, these four daemons' prefs do not remain in the settings, yet FFox still refuses to load. Not sure if all daemons are to blame, or only 1 or 2, but they seem related. Other browsers do not work either, but Tor Browser works fine! (which i'm using to send this msg.) My only remedy is to un-install and re-install HandsOff!. Then FFox and others work great until those daemons show up again.

I realize this is partially a HandsOff! issue, but i wish i could start a group email between developers at Mozilla, Tor, and One Periodic, to compare why Tor is the only browser to get through, and to overcome this block.

Thanks!

Asked by woodstew 14 hours ago

Bluetooth headsets continuously toggling call mode when using microphone

In recent weeks, calls with audio have become buggy in Firefox. Whenever I engage in a call that accesses the microphone while I have a bluetooth headset connected, the h… (read more)

In recent weeks, calls with audio have become buggy in Firefox. Whenever I engage in a call that accesses the microphone while I have a bluetooth headset connected, the headset starts continuously toggling call mode on and off for an extended duration. This can be anywhere from 10 seconds/3ish toggles to never-ending (meaning I got tired of waiting after about 3 minutes/55ish toggles).

Today I finally decided to debug further. Here are my findings:

  • Problem only exists in Firefox. I tested with Safari, Chromium, Slack and Discord, with no trouble presenting itself in any of them
  • Problem relates to all bluetooth headsets. I have tested with Sennheiser Momentum 2 Wireless and Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless, with both exhibiting the problem in Bluetooth mode. If I have no bluetooth headsets connected, the problem does not present itself. There is also no problem if I connect the Arctis using the wireless base station (which in turn is connected to the laptop by USB) instead of bluetooth. Using the base station, call and non-call are exposed to my mac as different/simultaneous channels — this may have something to do with it.
  • Problem persists with hardware acceleration toggled off
  • Problem persists in safe mode
  • Problem persists in private mode
  • Problem persists both on Whereby.com and Discord.com. On Whereby, it also interferes with the camera. This leads me to believe it might have something to do with WebRTC, as I think both websites use it.
  • Problem persists after reinstalling Firefox
  • On a possibly related note: if I end the voice chat session after it has stabilised, call mode toggles off slowly and always sends a "start playing media" signal to my Mac, even if it didn't pause anything when toggling call mode on.

In sum, this leads me to believe there is some sort of bug in Firefox causing this, but the lack of other topics on here with the same problem makes me skeptical. I am open to any suggestions with regards to further testing I can do. This is obviously very annoying, and I would like to have bluetooth calls working again.

Asked by Lemonous 1 day ago

Last reply by nostromov 14 hours ago

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Won't load Amazon. Only on Firefox. Not my other browswers. The page isn’t redirecting properly Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for thi… (read more)

Won't load Amazon. Only on Firefox. Not my other browswers. The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This is the error I get.

Asked by Gary 1 day ago

Answered by Scribe 1 day ago

Yahoo e-mail not working after upgrade

Running Firefox 83.0 on Ubuntu (20.04). After upgrading Ubuntu to current version, Firefox will not load Yahoo e-mail in regular mode. Just thrashes and does nothing. All… (read more)

Running Firefox 83.0 on Ubuntu (20.04). After upgrading Ubuntu to current version, Firefox will not load Yahoo e-mail in regular mode. Just thrashes and does nothing. All other websites working fine.

Tried safe mode, and Yahoo mail loads just fine in safe mode. As such, I turned off hardware acceleration. Did not help. Then disabled the only extension I had on Firefox. Then outright removed extension. Cleared cache. Nothing.

Yahoo mail still loads just fine in safe mode, but simply will not load in regular mode. I can access the yahoo main page, but if I click into yahoo mail from there it doesn't load that way either.

Thanks for any help!!

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I just installed the latest version of firefox (83.0)(64-bit). now when I use my MS surface in tablet mode, the virtual keyboard pops up for about a second and then disap… (read more)

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Last reply by rtpevehouse98 20 hours ago

Firefox - Frequent, frustrating hangs and lockups on new PC

I was lucky enough to be able to buld a new PC recently, Running Windows 10 Pro on a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X rig, Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard and 32gb of RAM. Nvidia Gf… (read more)

I was lucky enough to be able to buld a new PC recently, Running Windows 10 Pro on a AMD Ryzen 9 5900X rig, Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard and 32gb of RAM. Nvidia Gforce 1070 GPU (stand in until I can get better in the new year) Should easily be enough to run Firefox right? Apparently not.

Performance in Firefox is little better than it was on my old rig, (which was still lousy). The browser constantly freezes and locks up, not responding at all to mouse clicks between tabs or on the page. It is especially common when a website opens a file requester, such as when I'm working on my website in Wordpress, but it also happens when working with downloads or seemingly randomly too (my downloads folder is on the C drive and always accessble).

I've tried disabling all plugins (I only have 3, Privacy Badger, Facebook container and Sticky Password), I don't see what point there is in resetting the profile as I only got this computer 3 days ago.

Regards software that might conflict, I run Malwarebytes anti-malware and DisplayFusion but I've tried disabling the latter and still no joy.

I really don't want to Chrome but it's leaving me little choice here. Is there anything else I can try? Thunderbird on the same PC works perfectly.

Asked by matthewab20011 1 day ago

Last reply by matthewab20011 21 hours ago