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After 89.0.1 update on Windows, Firefox will not release the audio device, not allowing the computer to sleep.

Since the 89.0.1 update on Windows 10 21H1 (Build 19043.1055), Firefox will not let my PC sleep, unless I quit and re-open Firefox. There is no audio playing on any tabs,… (read more)

Since the 89.0.1 update on Windows 10 21H1 (Build 19043.1055), Firefox will not let my PC sleep, unless I quit and re-open Firefox. There is no audio playing on any tabs, but after a while of using Firefox on YouTube or whatnot, it will not release the audio device to let Windows put my monitors to sleep even though all playback has ended.

This can clearly be seen by running "powercfg /requests" as an administrator.

With videos playing, as expected Firefox reserves the audio device, as well as an Execution request.

Output: [ PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powercfg /requests DISPLAY: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume6\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe display request

SYSTEM: [DRIVER] High Definition Audio Device (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0900&SUBSYS_10438581&REV_1000\4&2d156fef&0&0001) An audio stream is currently in use.

AWAYMODE: None.

EXECUTION: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume6\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe non-display request

PERFBOOST: None.

ACTIVELOCKSCREEN: None. ]

But after you stop playing the video the output becomes: [ PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> powercfg /requests DISPLAY: [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume6\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe display request

SYSTEM: [DRIVER] High Definition Audio Device (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0900&SUBSYS_10438581&REV_1000\4&2d156fef&0&0001) An audio stream is currently in use.

AWAYMODE: None.

EXECUTION: None.

PERFBOOST: None.

ACTIVELOCKSCREEN: None. ]

You can see the audio device doesn't get released, and the only resolution is to quit and restart Firefox.

This doesn't always happen, but does happen after a while.

Asked by Nabeel Rahimpour 1 month ago

Last reply by Seamus Everywhere 1 day ago

why can't this "help" page answer a direct question?

Ok so the original question was "What is Cloudflare? but apparently JUST LIKE GOOGLE you just ignore search terms and populate a bunch of so-called answers that have noth… (read more)

Ok so the original question was "What is Cloudflare? but apparently JUST LIKE GOOGLE you just ignore search terms and populate a bunch of so-called answers that have nothing whatsoever to do with the question!

Asked by sercouwis2004 1 week ago

Last reply by u10tek1 1 week ago

Firefox blurry after update to version 90.0.2 (64 bit)

I updated Firefox yesterday and since then everything in Firefox is blurry, except for some drop down menu's for some reason. Everything else is... I use two 4k 60hz moni… (read more)

I updated Firefox yesterday and since then everything in Firefox is blurry, except for some drop down menu's for some reason. Everything else is... I use two 4k 60hz monitors. On both of these they are blurry. It also seems like everything moves up and down a pixel when giving input (like keyboard or mouse inputs). I added an image of the blurriness. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Note: This is the only software experiencing this problem.

Best regards

Asked by JezusHimself 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Firefox won't load certain pages properly

Spontaneously, Firefox is now unable to load certain websites properly: Twitter won't show tweets, streaming websites won't play, and sites like Wikipedia have lost their… (read more)

Spontaneously, Firefox is now unable to load certain websites properly: Twitter won't show tweets, streaming websites won't play, and sites like Wikipedia have lost their formatting. Other websites seem completely unaffected, like YouTube, Pinterest, and news sites. This is only happening on Firefox, as my other browsers are unaffected, but Firefox is my default and I don't want to have to switch.

I've tried restarting both the browser and my PC, clearing the cache, turning off my firewall and anti-virus, disabled add-ons, and unregistered service worker... I'm out of ideas.

I've included some images to show what I mean.

Asked by swain.commission 1 month ago

Last reply by Chris Mortland 4 days ago

What the hell is going on with Firefox?

For the past two days, maybe due to a Firefox "upgrade", not only have I lost all my saved tabs but Firefox does NOT restore my tabs and does NOT allow me to "restore pr… (read more)

For the past two days, maybe due to a Firefox "upgrade", not only have I lost all my saved tabs but Firefox does NOT restore my tabs and does NOT allow me to "restore previous sessions".

What is going on?

I am not happy about this as I typically have 20+ tabs open to do my work .It takes me at least 10 min to restore most of my tabs manually.

Please explain.

Alain Braux

Asked by alainbraux 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

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When loading certain websites, the images load correctly, but the text is scrambled (see attached image). About 1/3 of the sites I visited today were scrambled, others l… (read more)

When loading certain websites, the images load correctly, but the text is scrambled (see attached image). About 1/3 of the sites I visited today were scrambled, others loaded fine. This just started to happen last week. I tried downloading and installing a new copy of Firefox but it did not fix the problem. I cleared the cache but no luck. This is on an iMac operating on IOS 10.9.5. Any suggestions on how to resolve this issue?

Asked by WhiteHouse50 12 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

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Checked box for 'do not ask again' on stop unresponsive script dailogue, now facebook page does not load... Help!

I'm not sure exactly where this question should go, so apologies if I picked the wrong category. As far as I can tell, it fits into 'other problems': So I was getting … (read more)

I'm not sure exactly where this question should go, so apologies if I picked the wrong category. As far as I can tell, it fits into 'other problems': So I was getting an 'unresponsive script on page, do you want to stop it' dialogue for a Facebook page I frequent. Got sick of telling FF to stop the script every time, so I checked the 'do not ask again' box, hoping it would automatically just stop the script whenever it became a problem. Well, it's working a little too well. Now the page loads zero content. I'm just wondering how to 'undo' checking that box. Is there maybe a line in about:config I can look for, some setting I can adjust, to reset the 'do not ask again' option on 'stop unresponsive script' dialogues? Thanks in advance for any help!

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