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Browser support/hacked computer question.

Every time I click on a link from any browser page, I get a page that says to try again, like couldn't connect error message to the effect. Once I click on the try again… (read more)

Every time I click on a link from any browser page, I get a page that says to try again, like couldn't connect error message to the effect. Once I click on the try again button it loads just fine. Is this a browser issue or have I possibly been hacked and the hacker is getting my info forwarded to him/her causing the browser to not recognize the command, and then once I click try again it goes on like normal?

Asked by danlawson71 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

Banking Log-in problem

When trying to log into my Barclays Bank account with Samsung laptop (previously trouble free) I get: 'Bad request Your browser sent a query this server could not underst… (read more)

When trying to log into my Barclays Bank account with Samsung laptop (previously trouble free) I get: 'Bad request Your browser sent a query this server could not understand'. I'm able to access account with my Samsung phone app.

Asked by raynmaggie 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Firefox not loading page in new tab after some time

I have this issue in many PCs updated to the latest Firefox versions. After openening some tabs to access web pages (mainly google.com) after some time when opening a new… (read more)

I have this issue in many PCs updated to the latest Firefox versions. After openening some tabs to access web pages (mainly google.com) after some time when opening a new tab the page will not load in the new tab and whatever you do no new tab gets internet access. If you close Firefox and re open it works for some time/tabs and then it happens again... When working in private mode this does not happen.

I have tried the following:

- Delete all cookies and temp files
- Delete profile and created a new one transferring only bookmars
- Reinstalled Firefox

Please help!

Asked by g.tsintaris 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Firefox dropdown menus and toolbar popups inconsistently work

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at … (read more)

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at all. The right-click menu and the 3-bar menu often fail to work on the first few tries, but eventually open. (And in the case of the 3-bar menu, it often opens without certain options, like "Settings," "More tools," and "Help," though these usually appear after waiting a few seconds.) Other menus, like drop-down menus on website or several pop-ups for addons, don't work at all, no matter how many times I try.

The issue isn't solved by starting in Troubleshooting mode (insofar as they can be reproduced -- some things, like the add-on popups, can't be since the add-ons are disabled) or by clearing the cache.

I'm running Firefox Nightly 95.0a1 (2021-10-06) (64-bit) on Arch Linux, though the same issue seems to affect Firefox 93.0.

Thanks very much in advance for any help.

Asked by raghav1 3 days ago

Tabs always crash on clicking a specific button

I am an academic librarian. Ever since about version 88 of FF, I've had an ongoing problem with crashes. Here's how to see what I get: go to library.gs.edu Click on the t… (read more)

I am an academic librarian. Ever since about version 88 of FF, I've had an ongoing problem with crashes. Here's how to see what I get: go to library.gs.edu Click on the tab near the top for "Library Catalog." In the search box, type Luke-Acts (I use that for testing as it was the area of my Ph.D.) Press enter You will see a bunch of books listed. Click on a title When that book shows up on the screen, click the button above the book, "Cite." This always causes my tab to crash. I did this today in troubleshooting mode and sent the report in but I don't know what it said. This has worked correctly for about six years, all the time I have worked for this organization. However, starting a few versions ago, this began happening. Possibly related, next to "Cite" is "Share." When I click on that, it does not work. I have already checked for plugins and such but can't find any ad blockers besides what is built into v. 89 and higher. I can't do my job with this situation. I've been a FF user for decades but I'm having to go to Chrome, which I really hate, in order to get work done for students. IPlease help me. don't need or use the newest features. Perhaps I sahould simply find an executable for, say, v. 80. Thanks.

Asked by drduncan 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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How do you CHANGE the location (away from Drive C) where Firefox stores temporary files (reprise)?

I'm trying to find a way to change where Firefox 93 stores my temporary internet files away from C Drive to a different drive to reduce lag. I found an article on how to … (read more)

I'm trying to find a way to change where Firefox 93 stores my temporary internet files away from C Drive to a different drive to reduce lag. I found an article on how to do it using the about:config utility, but I can't do what that article describes — right-clicking in the about:config browser does not give me the option to create a new string; there is no "new" option.

How do I change this in Firefox 93?

Asked by Bobby 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox very slow & stop any responding without any notification

I'm using intel core I3 8th generation PC with 5Mbps internet. But when I enter a website scrolling response delay & sometimes fridge. I need solution otherwise I've … (read more)

I'm using intel core I3 8th generation PC with 5Mbps internet. But when I enter a website scrolling response delay & sometimes fridge. I need solution otherwise I've to uninstall Mozilla Firefox. For your info, I love using Firefox but now I'm helpless. Because, I've to work with browser minimum 8 hours in a day. Please take this issue urgently and help me.

Note: There ware no issue before update Firefox version 93.0.

Asked by Arafat Hossain 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Firefox 93: I can't even type!

Ever since I updated, typing has become incredibly challenging... There's big delays in the words showing up, letters come out in the wrong places, & it doesn't impro… (read more)

Ever since I updated, typing has become incredibly challenging... There's big delays in the words showing up, letters come out in the wrong places, & it doesn't improve even when I clear cache, clear memory, & refresh pages. I don't know what else to do. Should I delete and re-install Firefox, or replace this with the previous version?

Asked by StevenCee 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Slow printing on Mac

Printing pages from firefox browser to my printer is extremely slow. I followed troubleshooting steps including shutting off print preview in firefox. I posted a bug repo… (read more)

Printing pages from firefox browser to my printer is extremely slow. I followed troubleshooting steps including shutting off print preview in firefox. I posted a bug report but haven't received any further assistance.

Asked by egutwillig 2 days ago

Constantly losing connection on webpages, even when I have access on phone and in other windows.

I get an error message saying Firefox failed to connect to the server. At the top it says server not found. This happens several times an HOUR! It's drivig me crazy. Some… (read more)

I get an error message saying Firefox failed to connect to the server. At the top it says server not found. This happens several times an HOUR! It's drivig me crazy.

Sometimes the connection comes back after reloading page, sometimes takes 29 minutes. I'm tired of restarting router. Waiting seems the only way. I have a Dell laptop with AMD processor which is my fastest yet, no problems with that. I use very little space, there's plenty free. I have a talktalk router which is not covered by any furniture and is off the floor. There's only my sofa between my laptop and router.

As said in the title, other browsers and my phone work when FF doesn't. Sometimes other tabs work in the same window when one to more don't.

I have Midori which I have to use for sound as firefox has stopped playing sounds for some reason. I've tried several recommended fixes to no avail [any ideas on this would be gratefully received!

I really don't want to refresh FF as I am fearful of losing my bookmarks. I don't want another browser either for the same reason.

Any suggestions would be very welcome!

I clear the cache and use Glary Utilities to keep my

Asked by Teresa 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Browser isn't opening up at all! Quickly shutting off and asking to report crash!

I have used Firefox on Tues, but starting yesterday I am unable to open the browser at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and haven't had any success. I re… (read more)

I have used Firefox on Tues, but starting yesterday I am unable to open the browser at all. I uninstalled and reinstalled multiple times and haven't had any success. I recently end tasked Cortana. Is that why I can't open the browser? Or is it something else. Please help. Nothing online seems to work for me. Mind you I can open and use other browsers. Thank you in advance.

      • i get no other explanation from firefox. just the crash reporter popup and maybe a "do you want to refresh" popup.

Asked by confused__user 2 days ago

Last reply by confused__user 1 day ago

can not open AOL Emails.

I do not know if it is Firefox, AOL or router that is the problem, But I do not have this trouble with gmail or Yahoo. I hate AOL now and I have had it for years! If y… (read more)

I do not know if it is Firefox, AOL or router that is the problem, But I do not have this trouble with gmail or Yahoo. I hate AOL now and I have had it for years! If you can't find the problem I want to forward automatically all my AOL emails to Yahoo. I prefer yahoo to gmail I don't like their format!

Asked by Jena 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Huge memory consumption

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment. cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the pr… (read more)

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

Asked by ab2qik 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

no Firefox video player for CNN videos?

I've written about this before, but no help? I'm using Firefox Mac 78.15 (up to date). When I go to CNN and select a video, a thumbnail (still image) of the video appears… (read more)

I've written about this before, but no help? I'm using Firefox Mac 78.15 (up to date). When I go to CNN and select a video, a thumbnail (still image) of the video appears, but no player with controls, so no video. When I do the same on Chrome, I get a video in a video player, which plays just fine. Also, all other videos on FIrefox (YouTube Fox News, etc.) play just fine?

Asked by williemyers123 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Brwoser crashes for Kaggle.com

Firefox crashes when I try to write code in jupyter-notebook in kaggle.com. When I change browser I don't face this issue. I even tried using firefox in Ubuntu faced the … (read more)

Firefox crashes when I try to write code in jupyter-notebook in kaggle.com. When I change browser I don't face this issue. I even tried using firefox in Ubuntu faced the same issue. I can write code in Google Colab hence the problem seems only for kaggle.com. I tried reinstalling the browser but no luck.

Asked by awsaf49 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

ADobe Acrobat default PDF changed

The oddest thing happened today. Maybe not that odd based on other posts. I've always had Adobe Acrobat as my default PDF reader. For whatever reason, this afternoon, it … (read more)

The oddest thing happened today. Maybe not that odd based on other posts. I've always had Adobe Acrobat as my default PDF reader. For whatever reason, this afternoon, it changed itself back to FF reader. I don't know how that happened. One moment it was working fine and then it wasn't. I reset it back to Adobe. Any explanation as to why it would change itself? Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 day ago