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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 4 days ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 1 day ago

Firefox takes 10+ times longer to load websites than Edge or Chrome

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it of… (read more)

I'm at my wits end. I've tried every fix I could find and Firefox is dramatically slower then Edge or Chrome. This happens with loading sites, like Amazon. Also, it often locks up/stops when typing (like right now) and it takes about 15 seconds for it to repond again.

First, I doubt it's a hardware or network issue, since it's happened on both my old archaic PC and now on my new PC (i9 CPU, Nvidia 2070 graphics card, 64gb RAM).

Here's some highlights of what I've tried so far: • Refreshing multiple times • Rebooting the PC • Doing all the Quick Tips on this website • Eliminating all extensions • Clearing all cookies and cash • ...

Also, I don't get any error codes. The tab icon just spins for a long time.

I'm hoping I'm missing something obvious, since I love Firefox.

Thanks and any help!

Asked by Olliesshop 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Olliesshop 5 days ago

speeding up Firefox

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like … (read more)

I clicked on a popup link from Firefox to speed up my browser. Came back to my computer and everything's gone, all my fast links that I had at the top of my screen, like Facebook, Gmail, everything I've saved for quick links over the past 2 years. I want my computer back, just the way I had it. This is a nightmare. I'd much rather my browser run slow (it really wasn't running slow). I tried a system restore, but it didn't restore things the way I had them. Please, what do I do to reverse this nightmare, and please don't ever offer to speed up my browser again.

Asked by ginchinchili 5 days ago

Last reply by ginchinchili 4 days ago

Anyway to disable "A script from the extension" "is running on this page"

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and th… (read more)

I am getting sick of the message "A script from the extension...is running on this page" It relates to Adblock Plus which is the extension. I watch a YouTube video and then this message comes up on another YouTube tab I have open and Firefox switches to that tab and ruins my watching the video I was watching.

Is there anyway of disabling the message from ever coming up? I increased the values in dom.max_script_run_time and dom.max_script_run_time_without_important_user_input which was a possible solution I read but that does nothing.

Asked by davebesag 2 weeks ago

Last reply by davebesag 4 days ago

Firefox Hanging Then Speeding

Hello, I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, … (read more)

Hello,

 I'm a Windows 7 user. For the past 3 weeks my Firefox browser (83.0) has been slowing down and then speeding up while visiting sites. I tried Safe Mode, Refresh, and Reinstall but nothing seems to help. It's not being caused by anything on my computer (malware, viruses, etc) because I ran several scans using Malwarebytes Premium, CCleaner Premium, Microsoft Security Essentials, even Microsoft Safety Scanner and nothing turns up.
 Is there any other way to fix this issue on the browser?

Asked by purpledove 2 weeks ago

Last reply by purpledove 6 days 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 2 days ago

Last reply by matthewab20011 2 days ago

Slow Firefox for Deasktop!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my … (read more)

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my internet,when i test it with different browsers which i have installed on my PC. See what is the statistic for Firefox O.O WTF? I like your browser and use it from very long time,but if will it crash my connection,i will forget for it! Do something!

Asked by Angel Of Death 4 days ago

Last reply by Angel Of Death 4 days ago

Firefox keeps logging out me from all accounts

Since about a week Firefox logs me out of all accounts when I close the browser. I checked the many threads here and have done everything including: Made sure it's not pr… (read more)

Since about a week Firefox logs me out of all accounts when I close the browser. I checked the many threads here and have done everything including: Made sure it's not private browsing Made sure the history is not set to clear at exit Cookie settings are in default mode Remember history is on This problem started without me changing any settings on the browser. But I did a fresh install too, and that after clearing the Appdata too so that the install is absolutely fresh. It still continues. Facebook, Gmail, Yandex, and all other accounts are autocratically logged off which is absolutely frustrating. Can any Firefox developer please find a solution beyond "make sure the .... " etc. ?

Asked by dapokerista 4 days ago

Last reply by dapokerista 2 days ago

Setting `delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed`

For our website we de use OAuth2 to login. For this to succeed we need to store some data in de localstorage or sessionstorage. But the data in the storage is cleared whe… (read more)

For our website we de use OAuth2 to login. For this to succeed we need to store some data in de localstorage or sessionstorage. But the data in the storage is cleared when we redirect back from our authenticator. This only happens when `delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed` is checked.

We are not closing Firefox, we are only redirecting the between two different domains. Is this intended?

Asked by joepheijnen1994 3 days ago

Last reply by joepheijnen1994 2 days ago

Firefox has problems with youtube and my monitor

First, when i go to youtube, and sign in, it will show in some panels to sign in, even though im signed in in the top right of youtube, and youtube doesnt fully recognize… (read more)

First, when i go to youtube, and sign in, it will show in some panels to sign in, even though im signed in in the top right of youtube, and youtube doesnt fully recognize that im signed in, and because of that, i cant add videos to playlists(because youtube thinks im not signed in). However other browsers dont have this problem and they work perfectly. I have tried with all the extras unninstalled (they were blocking ads and stuff) and it still happens. Second problem is not that impactful, but sometimes when i open a new tab my monitor turns black, with a big thrust of white in the center appearing and dispearing rapidly, and monitor only comes back from black when i click away, or by waiting a considerable amount of time. I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox, and it didnt fix any of the issues.

Asked by filipejoao112 14 hours ago

Last reply by filipejoao112 13 hours ago

EXCEL ONLINEでの問題

日本語で質問を入力しています。 Windows10でFireFoxを使用しています。 EXCEL ONLINEでセルの編集をすると、3つの編集時の問題が発生します。 これは、FireFoxで発生しますが、Edge/Chromeでは正常です。 1.[全角/半角]キーを押すと、セルの内容が消える。 2.カーソルが点滅していない状態で日本語入力… (read more)

日本語で質問を入力しています。

Windows10でFireFoxを使用しています。

EXCEL ONLINEでセルの編集をすると、3つの編集時の問題が発生します。

これは、FireFoxで発生しますが、Edge/Chromeでは正常です。

1.[全角/半角]キーを押すと、セルの内容が消える。 2.カーソルが点滅していない状態で日本語入力すると、文字化けする。(1文字目にアルファベットが残る) 3.範囲指定して[DEL]キーで消去すると、最初のセル以外は消去出来ない。

私は、EXCEL ONLINEとFireFoxのどちらの不具合なのか、判断出来ません。

上手に、自動翻訳出来ていると期待します。

Asked by Kaoru-n 6 days ago

WebGL creation fails on Firefox.

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other … (read more)

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other browsers so I chalk it up as an issue with firefox rather than my driver.

I am using NVIDIA driver 455, which works best on my machine by all benchmarks.

Here is the snapshot of my about:support page relevant sections:

  • WebGL 1 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. * Exhausted GL driver options.
  • WebGL 1 Driver Version -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Extensions -
  • WebGL 1 Extensions -
  • WebGL 2 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 2 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system.

GPU #1 Active Yes Description GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Vendor ID 0x10de Device ID GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Vendor nvidia/unknown Driver Version 455.45.1.0 RAM 0


I am also unable to find " AllowWebgl2:false" and "WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false" in my about:preferences.

Below is the console output when this error happens on an HTML5 game (works perfectly on other browsers)

Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://secure.adnxs.com/px?id=776911&seg=6628011&t=1”. index:1:1 Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js”. index:1:1 unreachable code after return statement alerts.js:1560:8 Use of mozImageSmoothingEnabled is deprecated. Please use the unprefixed imageSmoothingEnabled property instead. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:1473:83 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 WebGL warning: <Create>: AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options.

Any help appreciated.

Asked by urfrndnik 6 days ago

virtual keyboard no longer working on windows 10

hi there after updating my surface to win 2004 the virtual kb is no longer working. when i am tipping into the adress fiel the kb flashes up for half a second but vanishe… (read more)

hi there after updating my surface to win 2004 the virtual kb is no longer working. when i am tipping into the adress fiel the kb flashes up for half a second but vanishes instantely. i allredy reinstalles the latest ff release an i tried purging, clean restarting an emptiyng the starting cache - with no effect. ha anybody an idea?

thanks in advance

rm

Asked by mosbacher1 6 days ago

Firefox removes last letters when searching through address bar.

I didn't mind this bug in about a week ago, but it is sufficiently annoying enough. The firefox is deleting last letter consists of my locale, hangul, when I search it th… (read more)

I didn't mind this bug in about a week ago, but it is sufficiently annoying enough. The firefox is deleting last letter consists of my locale, hangul, when I search it through address bar.

It occurs when searching more than 2 words. Precisely, conditions are two. 1. one or more space bar between two words. 2. the last word has more than one letter.

ex) ㄱ ㄴㄷ(enter) --(when searching through address bar)--> ㄱ ㄴ

It is resolved by adding space bar or move the cursor to the right of the letter. So you can't reproduce it with just copying that words. You need to search with korean locale keyboard to reproduce that bug. Anyway, it's still annoying doing things what I should not do with the previous version.

Asked by sexydoveo2jam 5 days ago

Firefox-linux

when i start the newly installed firefox in my ubuntu the tab crashes. only settings and other in app menus could be opened. Nothing can be shown inside tabs. Only showin… (read more)

when i start the newly installed firefox in my ubuntu the tab crashes. only settings and other in app menus could be opened. Nothing can be shown inside tabs. Only showing "Gah! Tab crashed!" . I don't think I'm missing any libraries. Glibc is 2.31, libstdc++ also is updated and same for gtk and all. Below is the error message:-

bold text already installed. still same error :-

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:25764): Pango-WARNING **: 14:06:40.948: font_face status is: file not found

(/usr/lib/firefox/firefox:25764): Pango-WARNING **: 14:06:40.948: scaled_font status is: file not foun

Crash Annotation GraphicsCriticalError: |[C0][GFX1]: no fonts - init: 1 fonts: 7 loader: 0 (t=30.4485) [GFX1]: no fonts - init: 1 fonts: 7 loader: 0

Asked by jaykumar007x 5 days ago

pop-downs

My allowed pop-ups (java pop-ups) for some reason now arrive as pop-downs. I am working with multiple screens and in multiple windows. And instead of expected small win… (read more)

My allowed pop-ups (java pop-ups) for some reason now arrive as pop-downs. I am working with multiple screens and in multiple windows. And instead of expected small window appearing at the top of the active window each pop-up appears UNDERNEATH active window and exactly of the same size. and it is a headache to find it after. Any solution?

Asked by tina.molodtsova 4 days ago

Open in New Tab breaks sometimes, clicking link doesn't always work first time, page stops loading before finished, etc...

1: Sometimes when middle-clicking a link to open it in another tab, it will open the new tab with the address of the link I clicked, in the background, but not load it at… (read more)

1: Sometimes when middle-clicking a link to open it in another tab, it will open the new tab with the address of the link I clicked, in the background, but not load it at all.

2: Sometimes when clicking a link (to open in the current tab), it does nothing at all, or selecting an option in a dropdown box won't refresh the page with the new information (for example, zandesk dropdown menus for bug reporting for a developer's game will select the item, but not reload the page with the now relevant boxes to fill out- happens everywhere, noticed it there).

3: Pages will stop loading before they've actually finished loading, like Firefox is cancelling the load because "it's taking too long". I have 400kbps, Firefox, I'm in no rush to STOP loading a page that I'm trying to load...

Asked by tha.destroyah 4 days ago

Slower than a 7 year itch

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop… (read more)

I know this has been asked plenty of times but Firefox is running multiple processes to the point I don't want to use it anymore. I've done google searches on how to stop this problem and tried everything suggested but nothing works. Any ideas before I say adios to this slow crappy browser? I'm still using windows 7 but not for much longer.

Asked by Jeff H 4 days ago

Cannot click on email link to display in Firefox

Firefox.exe – Bad Image C\Users\HP\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program agai… (read more)

Firefox.exe – Bad Image C\Users\HP\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox\xul.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status Oxc000007b.

Asked by Stan Bailey 3 days ago