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Is this a comparability issue with windows?

Please bear with me while I get this all out. I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day. Firefo… (read more)

Please bear with me while I get this all out.

I think I want to be in charge of the group that is responsible for overall Firefox performance, if only for one day.

Firefox can be totally unusable at times, for as long as 48 hours while it stumbles and can't make up it's mind. Oh yes, it will be up, just not running like the 3 other browsers I have for backup. It's a matter of freezing and hanging with the banner saying that Firefox is unresponsive. I can tell it's unresponsive. I want to know why. I've been trying to trouble shoot this for more time than I can remember. If Firefox is going to just sit there looking stupid while trying to annoy me, it's doing that just fine. What it won't do is allow me to shop on Amazon or eBay, read my email on gmail.com, have more than 3 or 4 tabs open, or try to watch any video, or accommodate searching without freezing. I need a font that is large enough to read, especially on the context menu. There are times I need to exit Firefox by using system explorer because Firefox won't allow me to exit when it hangs up, then I will restart it and for about 5 minutes it will actually perform.

All I have now is an attitude. What I can't get my head around is why on earth would the Firefox developers not fix this. I know, just by common sense and experience in computers for some 50 years that my experiences are not unique. I'll put good money on the developers knowing all about this issue. When Firefox made the changes to the rendering engine, and to the language used, I actually got excited. Finally, the hanging and freezing would be fixed. Sadly, this is not the case.

What can I personally do, with the exception of dumping Firefox for Chrome? Is this a comparability issue with windows 10? I have a hatred for Google. And yet, yesterday I had to open Chrome to complete a transaction on eBay. Firefox would not allow me to select a method of payment. It was a choice between PayPal or credit card and the seller would not allow anything but PayPal. It would not make the connection to PayPal, which is my normal choice. If I open Amazon, Firefox looses it's mind.

Just typing this has taken a miserable amount of time because Firefox just can't stop hanging up.

Asked by andythebeagle 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Nightly gives problems with redirection to gmail

I decided to try Nightly, and had Firefox and Nightly both installed. After I did and tried to log onto my gmail account, Firefox (and Nightly) had problems with the redi… (read more)

I decided to try Nightly, and had Firefox and Nightly both installed. After I did and tried to log onto my gmail account, Firefox (and Nightly) had problems with the redirection to the gmail web site.

I have now uninstalled Nightly, and the problem disappeared. I, therefore, suspect there is some sort of bug in Nightly.

Roy

Asked by royost 7 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 years ago

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when ever I run Firefox.exe I get an error of "The data is invalid" but if I rename firefox.exe to firefox1.exe it runs with no problems.

Ever since Firefox nightly did an update a few days ago, I have been unable to run it from the normal shortcut. I had to make a copy of the exe and rename it and only the… (read more)

Ever since Firefox nightly did an update a few days ago, I have been unable to run it from the normal shortcut. I had to make a copy of the exe and rename it and only then would it work from the renamed file. If I click a link in Thunderbird, for example it still looks for Firefox.exe and not the renamed file. If I change the tile to Firefox.exe.bak so that only Firefox1.exe is accessible, I still have to run it manually from that new file name rather than the default. This is a new install of Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and this is the only time I have ever had problems with nightly. Now, when I restart the browser, it downloads a new firefox.exe and the error returns. I would rather try and fix the problem than remove all traces of it then reinstall, that would be like ignoring the problem and starting over which won't 'fix' the error that others might have.

Asked by tallon1999 2 years ago

Answered by tallon1999 2 years ago

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Walmart Grocery website: grocery.walmart.com/ having issues/not loading on Firfox Nightly version 72.0a1 (2019-11-18) (64-bit)

Website works on normal Firefox version 70.0.1 and other browsers. I have UBlock Origin as an addon but the website doesn't even load before I have a chance to turn it of… (read more)

Website works on normal Firefox version 70.0.1 and other browsers. I have UBlock Origin as an addon but the website doesn't even load before I have a chance to turn it off to test, I don't think its that. Another odd thing, when I open it in a container (doesn't matter which one) the website will load fine. I've attached my troubleshooting information as well.

Any ideas why this is happening?

Asked by usedtoliveonmars 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Does a keyboard shortcut exist or can I create it to activate the bookmarks dropdown menu (not "show all bookmarks") in Firefox 29 (currently nightly)?

The thing is, the combined "star and dropdown" toolbar button is really inconvenient to use with a mouse, I often mean to activate the dropdown and see my bookmarks, and … (read more)

The thing is, the combined "star and dropdown" toolbar button is really inconvenient to use with a mouse, I often mean to activate the dropdown and see my bookmarks, and instead wind up bookmarking the page.

Asked by spacecad 7 years ago

Last reply by MichaelTunnell 7 years ago

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I use Firefox Nightly and keep getting "updated" to version 59. Why?

I am interested in helping develop the latest features of Firefox by using Firefox Nightly, but I get a tab almost daily saying I've been upgraded to version 59. How many… (read more)

I am interested in helping develop the latest features of Firefox by using Firefox Nightly, but I get a tab almost daily saying I've been upgraded to version 59. How many version 59s could there be?

Asked by douglasbost 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes/hangs (both actually)

It mostly crashes on startup. Rarely it opens but crashes on the first or second click. It doesn't even work on safe mode. Tried every possible steps from http://mzl.la/K… (read more)

It mostly crashes on startup. Rarely it opens but crashes on the first or second click. It doesn't even work on safe mode. Tried every possible steps from http://mzl.la/Kpf7Zn and http://mzl.la/MP6ZBS but none of them worked. I even re-installed the windows 7. Then it worked for a day then it again started crashing.

PC spec:

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1

System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.

BIOS: BIOS Date: 07/05/12 17:46:39 Ver: 04.06.05

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.7GHz

RAM: 4096MB RAM

Graphics Driver: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti

Asked by TheSakib 7 years ago

Last reply by TheSakib 7 years ago

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Firefox Nighty delete login cookies automatically after latest updates

After updating Firefox Nighty to the lastest updates i got loged out from all websites i loged in . Plus i didn't change any settings When i relogin and then i close the … (read more)

After updating Firefox Nighty to the lastest updates i got loged out from all websites i loged in . Plus i didn't change any settings When i relogin and then i close the browser and reopen it, it do the same ! Please fix it !

Asked by Disc0nect 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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Tabs keep crashing when going to certain sites.

If I try to log on to any Google service the tab crashes. There's also some random websites to cause crashes like stackoverflow.com. I've done the checking of my system w… (read more)

If I try to log on to any Google service the tab crashes. There's also some random websites to cause crashes like stackoverflow.com.

I've done the checking of my system with sfc /scannow and it all came out okay as well as doing safe mode and clearing out all my cookies/data.

Here's the crash reports I keep getting (they are all pretty much the same): bp-04470f75-be59-4080-b624-24eac0190303 bp-69e099ef-573c-4dea-b781-8b5900190303 bp-39dec853-e59b-4316-b580-4bae70190303 bp-d6af900e-b87b-4b7f-9d71-d9ab20190303 bp-e9267ab4-c619-490c-88cd-43a6f0190303

Asked by Alonso G 2 years ago

Answered by Alonso G 2 years ago

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my address bar is changed to yahoo how do i change it back in Nightly?

So my search engine in my address bar has recently automatically switched to Yahoo! and, I don't want this. But I cannot find a way to fix this, I've tried many solutions… (read more)

So my search engine in my address bar has recently automatically switched to Yahoo! and, I don't want this. But I cannot find a way to fix this, I've tried many solutions but nothing works. http://prntscr.com/2y0m7j As you can see my search engine is Google but when I search something in my address bar this happens http://prntscr.com/2y0mb7 and when I search Yahoo in my about:config this comes up http://prntscr.com/2y0me9 So I cannot find the problem! If you can help that would be great!

Also I use the Nightly Client.

Asked by StygianICe 7 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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YouTube HD videos are not playing smooth on Nightly since October please fix

For about one month ago, YouTube HD videos (720p, 1080p) are not playing smooth on Nightly, regularly updated. Is there any solution? My machine is powered by Intel Core … (read more)

For about one month ago, YouTube HD videos (720p, 1080p) are not playing smooth on Nightly, regularly updated. Is there any solution? My machine is powered by Intel Core i5-4570, no graphic card. Thank you

Asked by bandzim 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox Nightly updated as is now crashing on startup.

I've been using Firefox Nightly for a while, but I think it updated today an now it crashes on startup. I have been completely unable to use Firefox since the last update… (read more)

I've been using Firefox Nightly for a while, but I think it updated today an now it crashes on startup. I have been completely unable to use Firefox since the last update.

Here's the error log:

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/b1deabe3-0996-434d-a403-9e58b0171105

and

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/dc99de52-2869-428b-a8da-b745c0171105


I tried running in safe mode with "firefox -safe-mode", but it still crashes.

I also tried deleting my profile from "%appdata%/firefox/profiles" but that didn't help either.

Any ideas? Is there anyway I can go back one version in Firefox nightly?

Thanks!

Asked by ffox1432 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Restored bookmarks, but history still missing in latest Nightly

I'm running Nightly on Debian Linux. It just downloaded and updated to the latest version - 59.0a1 (2017-12-17) (64-bit) - and I lost all my bookmarks and history. I saw … (read more)

I'm running Nightly on Debian Linux.

It just downloaded and updated to the latest version - 59.0a1 (2017-12-17) (64-bit) - and I lost all my bookmarks and history.

I saw in my ~/.mozilla/firefox/[profile]/bookmarkbackups that there were old backups.

I tried to follow the help docs, copied the current places.sqlite and I opened the bookmarks menu and under Import and Restore, I chose the latest file and restored it.

It took a few minutes, but my bookmarks came back. My history, however, is still missing.

This is very distressing.

Can someone please help?

Thanks.

Asked by nick42 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox nightly updates break HTTPS

Just for nightly: For the last week or so (sorry I can't be more specific). When I update the FF Nightly [58.0a1 (2017-10-13) (64-bit)] It keeps breaking something so t… (read more)

Just for nightly:

For the last week or so (sorry I can't be more specific). When I update the FF Nightly [58.0a1 (2017-10-13) (64-bit)] It keeps breaking something so that I can no longer access HTTPS sites from Nightly. I get the "Secure Connection Failed" page (SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE) for all HTTPS pages (mozillia.org too). It doesn't happen with every update but it has happened at least 3 or 4 times in the last week.

I can access HTTPS from regular Firefox 56.0 if I close nightly first. I can access HTTPS from Chrome/Chromium. Manually disabling all of the add-ons has no effect. However, Nightly will start in safe mode. I suspect that safe mode bypasses the profile. To fix this, I have to reset Firefox, which starts a new profile.

Asked by telesphore 3 years ago

Answered by telesphore 3 years ago

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How do I download older Nightly releases?

I installed 77.0a1 and CPU usage is through the roof. Nightly used to idle at 20-40 energy consumption units in macOS, which is a lot, but as soon as I updated it jumped … (read more)

I installed 77.0a1 and CPU usage is through the roof. Nightly used to idle at 20-40 energy consumption units in macOS, which is a lot, but as soon as I updated it jumped to 200, and 150% cpu usage in a 4 core system. The fan is blowing at full speed, and about:performance doesn't tell me anything useful, as usual.

I need to downgrade but I can't find a catalog of older nightly builds.

Asked by onetimename 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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changelog of nightly version

I am currently using Firefox nightly desktop build. Every day you are releasing 2 updates but there is no clear changelogs for the updates. Same is the case for Firefox p… (read more)

I am currently using Firefox nightly desktop build. Every day you are releasing 2 updates but there is no clear changelogs for the updates. Same is the case for Firefox preview developer version. Can i have some transparency on the changelogs? Or is it just fake updates released daily? The version number is also same. No change in that. Only date is changing.

Asked by Sheikh Azharuddin 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Can't change number of tiles in activity stream.

This happened with a recent Nightly update. I am on Firefox Nightly 60.0a1 (2018-02-11) (64-bit). Before a update, one or two days ago, I had 12 pinned sites (6 on each r… (read more)

This happened with a recent Nightly update. I am on Firefox Nightly 60.0a1 (2018-02-11) (64-bit). Before a update, one or two days ago, I had 12 pinned sites (6 on each row, 2 rows, for a total of 12) for my new tab page. Now with the latest Nightly update, I have my 12 previous pinned sites, but 4 random sites are added, for a total of 16 - which looks hideous. Refer to the image for more details. I can't change the no. of tiles in the activity stream, since the flag for that is gone. How do I resolve this? This completely ruined my browsing experience.

Asked by sidrocks123 3 years ago

Answered by sidrocks123 3 years ago

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Nightly downloads update when already in latest version...

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly. Yesterday, I decided… (read more)

I apologize if this is the wrong place to ask this, but I've recently been dealing with something weird with regard to the update feature in Nightly.

Yesterday, I decided to check for an update on Nightly, and it started downloading. Once finished, I was prompted to restart to let the update take affect.

After waiting for a minute, I noticed nothing opening up again. I opened up Task Manager (I'm on Windows 10 Pro) and saw that both Nightly and the Nightly update service were both in the Backgrounds Processes section.

After a bit of waiting, the update process vanished, but Nightly remained no matter how much time passed.

I had to end up killing/ending the process/task. I did this twice more and it wasn't until the third attempt when I realized I was already running the latest version of nightly. Yet, Nightly, for whatever reason still attempted to receive/install an update.

I'm sure there are already similar questions like this, but I may not have come across them.

It is worth mentioning that I have both Firefox 54.0 Release (32-bit) AND Nightly 56.0a1 release installed on my system.

I'm currently running two profiles: the default is stuck with just Firefox release, and I created a separate profile for nightly.

Annoyingly, Nightly installs and initially runs with the default profile in use. I find this extremely annoying and prone to give errors.

That aside, I followed a guide on the Stack Exchange that addressed how to get Ngihtly to run with a predefined profile.

I edited the shortcut properties (in start menu folder/directory) and added to the Target field a "-p profile_name".

This was done after initial installation and it's been working since then.

All of the sudden, it stopped working. Not sure why.

Clicking on Nightly now only opens the standard/stab;e Firefox application.

What I'm most upset about is that I actually uninstalled Nightly after noticing the weird update inconsistency, and later reinstalled it.

The issue persisted and I'm about to try again.

Why did Nightly think it needed to be updated in the first place?

I can only imagine that some kind of corruption occurred and now it's getting worse.

Another last testament:

I tried refreshing the profile for nightly, and it didn't do anything.

When I uninstalled Nightly the first time, a folder was created in my Desktop which related to an old profile.

Sine I was given no instructions as to what to with that, and noticed no performance conflict when running Nightly after reinstalling, I deleted the folder.

What bug am I suffering from?

Asked by That_Random_Guy 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago