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Firefox loading is slow for the last few days

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so fa… (read more)

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so far. I also have Opera and Chrome which are running absolutely fine. The program itself starts up fine but just seems to be very slow to load pages.

I am on Windows 10 with latest updates which is run on a separate SSD drive. Everything else runs very quickly like the resource heavy NoxPlayer.

Please let me know what further details I can provide you with.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by vsquad22 3 days ago

Answered by vsquad22 2 days ago

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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (read more)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Firefox Randomly Causes Wrong Characters to Type In

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong chara… (read more)

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong characters.

A list of character errors it makes is: é appears when typing slash beside shift on the right side. è appears when typing the apostrophe symbol beside enter. à appears when typing slash above enter ç appear when typing the right square bracket ^^ appears when typing the left square bracket (does not type anything 1st try, then enters that the 2nd try. Or if pressing it once, then backspace, it enters ^) / appears when typing key to the left of 1 at the top. É appears when typing a question mark. @ is working right now, although it usually does not work when this occurs.

Restarting the computer fixes it every time. This EXCLUSIVELY occurs times I have at least a few Firefox tabs open. I first came across this in Windows 7. In Windows 7, it made those character errors in Firefox but entered the correct characters when typed in apps like Word and Excel. It only occurred around once per month, I got by it by typing characters in Word then pasting them in Firefox until I got a chance to reboot. They pasted fine, just typing them gave the character errors.

With Windows 10 though, it is more than 10 times worse. I get these errors nearly every day. And in Windows 10, once the incorrect characters start getting typed in Firefox they also type that way in apps like Word too.

In msconfig.exe, I disabled all non-Microsoft services and disabled everything in the startup list, but it continues doing this.

Anyone have suggestions what to do? I honestly think the most likely explanation for this is Google bribing Microsoft to make it like this to drive people away from Firefox to use Chrome. That way Google can micromonitor us that much better.

Asked by crossr74 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Hexadecimal characters in Firefox, NOT in Chrome

When I open Wunderground in FF I get hexadecimal character maps for many buttons. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci3v1ag7ppynkbw/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.35.59%20P… (read more)

When I open Wunderground in FF I get hexadecimal character maps for many buttons. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci3v1ag7ppynkbw/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.35.59%20PM.jpg?dl=0

In Chrome, they're fine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj855hxep7mx7rs/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.30.49%20PM.jpg?dl=0

HUH?? With the Wunderground page open, the "text encoding" under the View menu is grayed out so I can't change the encoding. Suggestions?? THANKS!!!

Asked by RobertL39 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in varous programs’ for ‘Firefox’

large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in various programs’ for ‘Firefox’ These are very large black "boxes" that also cause gmail… (read more)

large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in various programs’ for ‘Firefox’

These are very large black "boxes" that also cause gmail to flick in and out from a large to a small display

Asked by Graeme 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox weird behaviour on google websites

Firefox lately has weird connection issues to google related websites (eg. google search, google keep, youtube). 1. Google search takes noticeably slower time. Sometimes … (read more)

Firefox lately has weird connection issues to google related websites (eg. google search, google keep, youtube). 1. Google search takes noticeably slower time. Sometimes it will just hang and need to refresh multiple times. 2. Sometimes, links from google search are not working at the first click/try. 3. Google keep does not load at all, requires multiple refreshes to load it successfully. 4. YouTube is the easiest to replicate the problem. The thumbnails loads significantly slower. I just cant get it load extra content by scrolling down, just keep showing the loading sign.

Tried: 1. clear cache and cookies. 2. restart firefox and PC. 3. restart router. 4. flushed windows dns. 5. no proxy.

FYI, chrome works well so i don't think it is a network issue but a browser specific issue.

Asked by Erik Wang 3 days ago

Answered by Erik Wang 2 days ago

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Bare pages only display, without images, links or formatting

I mainly use Firefox. I worked offline on a couple of mails on yahoo webmail, intending to send them in the morning. On waking up, I went online to send wanted to send t… (read more)

I mainly use Firefox. I worked offline on a couple of mails on yahoo webmail, intending to send them in the morning. On waking up, I went online to send wanted to send them, but they could not. Needless to say, the texts of those mails have been lost and were not saved as drafts. All my firefox pages, old and new, now open as bare pages, without links, formatting, pics or functionalities. I am not even able to upload here an image of my screen on a typical page. My email is [email]@yahoo.com.

Asked by denisbridoux 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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desktop.ini on desktop windows 7 after update to FF17.0

2 updates (quicktime) FF popup for update to 17.0 After auto update to FF 17.00 icon desktop.ini appeared on desktop and cannot get rid. Have Norton Inet Sec 12 up to dat… (read more)

2 updates (quicktime) FF popup for update to 17.0 After auto update to FF 17.00 icon desktop.ini appeared on desktop and cannot get rid.

Have Norton Inet Sec 12 up to date.

How to get rid would be nice

Thank you

Asked by dodaside 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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Why doesn't usairways.com work with Firefox?

I used to be able to make a reservation on usairways.com using Firefox. Now I have to use IE. I just updated to Firefox 17 and it still doesn't work. … (read more)

I used to be able to make a reservation on usairways.com using Firefox. Now I have to use IE. I just updated to Firefox 17 and it still doesn't work.

Asked by lckelley 8 years ago

Answered by dumdidadida 8 years ago

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Firefox Tab Bar at Top introduces problems

Hello, Right now, my browser is formatted such that the tabbar is on top. This works fine but there is a tiny gap of a few pixels from the top of my screen to the top of … (read more)

Hello,

Right now, my browser is formatted such that the tabbar is on top. This works fine but there is a tiny gap of a few pixels from the top of my screen to the top of the tab. This results in not being able to move my mouse to the top of the screen and selecting tabs. Is there some way to remove it so that I can select tabs even with my mouse at the top limit of my screen?

Also, when I have two or more tabs opened at the same time, the whole info bar (where the tab bar and nav toolbar sit) shifts downwards. For instance, when I have one tab open, the whole info bar is X height. But when I open a new tab, it widens to an X+ height. If I close this new tab, it will shrink back to X height. How can I fix this?

Thank you for you're help

Asked by Jak170 8 years ago

Answered by Jak170 8 years ago

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Since updating from 16 to 17, desktop shortcuts created by dragging show generic Windows icon instead of Firefox-page icon.

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to cr… (read more)

Upon upgrading from FF 16 to 17, I can still drag the icon that's to the left of the url to the desktop (or even to the XP Quick Launch Bar, Folder Shortcuts, etc.) to create an internet shortcut to the current page. However, with 17 this method produces a shortcut that shows a generic Windows icon instead of a Firefox-page icon. Even though a generic Windows icon normally denotes "no program associated," these still open with FF when double-clicked. But it doesn't look right. (BTW, all the shortcuts created by this method in FF 16 or lower retained the FF-page icon with the upgrade to 17.)

Any ideas why this changed and how to fix it so it looks the same as before?

Pending resolution of this (and another issue) I went back to FF 16, and it works normally again. However, the shortcuts that were created while I had 17 still show the generic Windows icon.

fixed in Firefox 21 - locking this old thread

Asked by Rick216 8 years ago

Answered by smzit 7 years ago

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Does not recognize OS for purpose of other websites

When attempting to use websites like Battlefield 3's "Battlelog" and Netflix's "Watch Instantly", which require Windows Vista or Windows 7, these websites fail to recogni… (read more)

When attempting to use websites like Battlefield 3's "Battlelog" and Netflix's "Watch Instantly", which require Windows Vista or Windows 7, these websites fail to recognize my OS, which is Windows 7 64-bit.

I recently uninstalled an addon called Masking Agent, which purported to hide a computer's specifications from websites. How this addon got onto my computer I am unsure.

Asked by warhammer3025 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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I have downloaded firefox 17; but it appears that the installednstill shows 15 and 16

After downloading moxilla firefox 17, I note that installed programmes are still showing both 15.0 and 16.0.2 and not 17. What has happened and how can it be rectified. Y… (read more)

After downloading moxilla firefox 17, I note that installed programmes are still showing both 15.0 and 16.0.2 and not 17. What has happened and how can it be rectified. You had previously stated that the latest change would rectify this; but it does not appear to havce. What will be done?

Asked by bevyn 8 years ago

Answered by Jan. 8 years ago

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Constant JavaScript 'Syntax error' notification after upgrading to 17.0

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK… (read more)

Almost at every page I open appears following notification 'Error: Syntax error' from JavaScript application. Even on this page where I fill the form. I have to click 'OK' several times to make it disappear.

Asked by zuka 8 years ago

Answered by rfwinans 8 years ago

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Why is Firefox 17.0 now using SmearType, and how do I turn it off?

I updated to 17.0 today, and suddenly ClearType (what a joke!) is forced on, and I see no way to get rid of it. Seriously, ClearType is ugly and it makes it much harder t… (read more)

I updated to 17.0 today, and suddenly ClearType (what a joke!) is forced on, and I see no way to get rid of it. Seriously, ClearType is ugly and it makes it much harder to read webpages. This is the entire reason I refuse to install IE 9.0. Help?

OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Browser: Firefox 17.0 32-bit Auto-updated 11/21/2012

ClearType was off in 16.0 and earlier. If it can't be turned I will have to revert.

Asked by Mogster 8 years ago

Answered by ad_verbum 8 years ago