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Multiple instances of Firefox appear on task manager when only one screen is up

Recently Firefox is slower and when I have one screen up and go to task manager it shows anywhere from 8 to 40 instances of Firefox running and sometimes 98% CPU usage. … (read more)

Recently Firefox is slower and when I have one screen up and go to task manager it shows anywhere from 8 to 40 instances of Firefox running and sometimes 98% CPU usage. I have had other problems since the Microsoft January 9, 2024 update. Is this related or is this a separate Firefox issue? How to start fixing?

thanks

Ron

Asked by merrittrh 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Issues with video buffering on Youtube specific to Firefox browser on PC

Greetings, for the past few days I've been having issues with running videos on Youtube, specifically, with my current (speed-tested) 560 Mbps internet connection, video… (read more)

Greetings,

for the past few days I've been having issues with running videos on Youtube, specifically, with my current (speed-tested) 560 Mbps internet connection, videos on Youtube will stutter, or altogether stop to buffer, even though a big part of the video is already loaded according to the preload bar. Sometimes the preload bar will also just jump back to the current video time and start loading from there anew, and sometimes it will even stutter back and forth as if it has loaded about 30 seconds, but then the preload bar will jump back and forth 10 or 20 seconds really fast (flickering).

While that is happening with the preload bar, the video will either stutter for a second and continue, or audio will continue normally while video will freeze and then continue a few seconds later (skipping forward so it's in sync with audio) or it will altogether outright stop and start buffering (the circling indicator in the middle of the video) even though sometimes the entire video has already been fully preloaded, and the connection is still going strong.

I have tried reinstalling Chrome and on that browser that issue does not happen. On Firefox I have an Addblocker, but I have tried turning it off and even removing it from Firefox, as I hear there are issues with google allowing addblockers on browsers, but it made no difference.

I have a recording of the issue with and without the addblocker but it is a big file 159 MBs.

I hope you can provide any information on how to resolve this issue, as some videos on Youtube have been unwatchable these past few days. And I really don't want to switch back to Chrome, as I like and support what you are doing with an this independent browser.

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Asked by jernej.palcic 5 months ago

Last reply by jernej.palcic 5 months ago

Skip wait for "Accept the Risk and Continue" button

Is there a way to skip the wait for the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button to appear? I assemble and set up copiers for a living. Every single one of them has a self-s… (read more)

Is there a way to skip the wait for the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button to appear? I assemble and set up copiers for a living. Every single one of them has a self-signed certificate. I see this "Potential security risk ahead" screen dozens of times a day because of this. I understand why I'm seeing it. I understand the importance of a security warning like that. What I would like to do is skip the delay between when you click on advanced and the "Accept risk and continue" button becoming available to be clicked on. That or some way to disable that security warning specifically for self-signed certificates would be ideal.

Asked by Foxxie_Jaclyn 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Address bar microphone not shown

I see no microphone on in the address bar for Firefox. I read that it is supposed to be (standard feature?) on the left side. How do I restore or enable this feature? Fo… (read more)

I see no microphone on in the address bar for Firefox. I read that it is supposed to be (standard feature?) on the left side. How do I restore or enable this feature? For good measure, would someone please send me an image (snip& sketch?) of the address bar showing what this looks like. First time posting so I don't even know if one can attach or include images in a reply.

Asked by drcjunk56 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Certain videos on certain web pages won't play.

I have been a Firefox user for most of my time on a computer and that's a lot of years. A regular site I visit is Townhall.com. A few months ago I could no longer play vi… (read more)

I have been a Firefox user for most of my time on a computer and that's a lot of years. A regular site I visit is Townhall.com. A few months ago I could no longer play videos because the link (video screen) would not appear. The text below where the screen should have been appears. I worked with Townhall on this and we could not solve it. Interesting was that periodically the link would appear but now doesn't appear at all. So I am forced to use MS Edge for Townhall videos.

Then it happened on another site I frequent - RacerX.com. When I try to play a video I get a blank screen with the message: "Unfortunately your Targeted Advertising privacy settings prevent us from showing you this YouTube Video. Please update your consent to see this content." I cannot find anything in settings which should cause this. I changed nothing. Settings are the same as they've been for years. So now for RacerX videos I have to use MS Edge.

I would prefer to continue to use Firefox as my browser but switching back and forth is not productive. As much as I do not want to make MS Edge my default browser it looks like I will have no choice unless you can help me solve this issue.

Asked by miscthings4 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

web site comments

There are sites, including yahoo that all my comments are coming back as "comment failed to publish" or other sites where comment section just not there. Seemed like this… (read more)

There are sites, including yahoo that all my comments are coming back as "comment failed to publish" or other sites where comment section just not there. Seemed like this started happening after a recent Firefox update. I have contacted web sites, my protection service and they have, after research come back with problem is Firefox. If there' something I've done or not done to have this happen, let me know. It DOES NOT happen when I use, as example Edge or anyone else. Thanks......Mike

Asked by mike X 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Error message will not let me open Firefox

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Do… (read more)

When I try to open Firefox I am getting this error message: Error: platform version '124.0.1' is not compatible with minVersion >= 124.0 maxVersion <= 124.0. Does anyone know how I can fix this? Deb PS I need simple instructions, I'm not terrible techy.

Asked by Deborah Lief 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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In last 2 weeks I no can no longer skips ads on YouTube videos

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. … (read more)

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. If I load the same link in Chrome or Edge I don't have this problem. My search engine is Duck Duck Go, but if I go to Google first and then to the video I still have the problem. I also have the Maleware Bytes ad blocker installed. Any suggestions?

Asked by eberger5 5 months ago

Answered by eberger5 5 months ago

ERROR PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

When using Firefox I am getting PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR in any tab I open or refresh. Error does not happen in Chrome or Edge. Running Windows 10, Firefox 121, Kaspersky… (read more)

When using Firefox I am getting PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR in any tab I open or refresh. Error does not happen in Chrome or Edge. Running Windows 10, Firefox 121, Kaspersky This started happening today.

I fully uninstalled Firefox and then reinstalled again, but issue hasn't been resolved. Also, I disabled Kaspersky, but issue hasn't been resolved.

Pls advice what to do, as I can not use Firefox any more.

Asked by eladopoulos 5 months ago

Last reply by eladopoulos 5 months ago

Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection (Strict Mode) is known to cause issues on x.com

https://x.com/ (Formaly Twitter) Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection (Strict Mode) is known to cause issues on x.com Not only me: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/co… (read more)

https://x.com/ (Formaly Twitter) Firefox’s Enhanced Tracking Protection (Strict Mode) is known to cause issues on x.com


Not only me: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/1ctx1bm/twitter_not_working_on_private_browsing/ https://connect.mozilla.org/t5/discussions/firefox-s-enhanced-tracking-protection-strict-mode-is-known-to/td-p/57432 https://lemmy.world/post/15496431

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40386418 Dunno if entirely accurate but regarding the Firefox error: “Twitter switched their top level domain to X, but didn't change any of their other domains, so they're still pulling assets from Twimg. Which makes Firefox (correctly) block the page if you have Tracking Protect enabled because it sees X trying to involve 3rd parties.“ Slow clap.

Asked by hokagegaara 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

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Translator tool

Hello, I had a Firefox update last night and I now have version 121. I usually look at a French site so I click on the translate symbol on the toolbar - fine. But th… (read more)

Hello,

I had a Firefox update last night and I now have version 121. I usually look at a French site so I click on the translate symbol on the toolbar - fine. But this no longer works - the "en" appears but the page is still in French. If I click on Menu then Translate....... just the same. This has only just happened so must be a problem with the new update?

TIA

Asked by Bonnie2 6 months ago

Last reply by Bonnie2 5 months ago

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Shortcuts on My Home Page

Hello, A couple of months ago I discovered that I no longer have the ability to edit, delete, or dismiss a shortcut from the home page of my desktop. I did read that the… (read more)

Hello,

A couple of months ago I discovered that I no longer have the ability to edit, delete, or dismiss a shortcut from the home page of my desktop. I did read that the 3 dots will appear if I hover over a shortcut. I tried that several times on different shortcuts but the 3 dots never appeared. Is there another way to edit, delete, or dismiss a shortcut? Or even better is there a way to restore the 3 dots?

I cleared my cookies, cache, history and data like I was told to when I connected a new router so all of my shortcuts have changed. A few that are there now I don't want and I do want to add several new ones.

Thank you for your help!

Asked by Muffers 5 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox not auto filling forms like it used to...

Firefox used to auto fill forms for me but lately it does not. On the rare occasion that it does (for one web site), it fills in one field at a time, not all at once lik… (read more)

Firefox used to auto fill forms for me but lately it does not. On the rare occasion that it does (for one web site), it fills in one field at a time, not all at once like it used to. It does not fill in my address either.

I tried the usual troubleshooting without success. I went to settings, privacy & security, passwords, and made sure "fill usernames and passwords automatically" was checked. I went to the history section and made sure "remember form and search history" was checked. I went to the custom settings for history section and made sure that Firefox does not clear "form & search history" when it closes. For some reason,(I am in the US) I don't have a "forms and auto fill" section to scroll down too as some users suggest, nor do I have the "auto fill address" box to check or uncheck. Nor do I have a "saved addresses" button to check or uncheck or where I can supposedly add, edit, or delete an address.

I am running windows 11 and use Malewarebytes for my antivirus, although I can find no settings in the Malwarebytes suite that would impact Firefox's ability to auto fill forms. Any suggestions??

Asked by tdhoover 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox 127 - close tab button missing for background tabs when more than 10 tabs opened

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first. Now… (read more)

In previous versions I was able to open around 15-20 tabs before X button disappeared from them and I was no longer able to close them without activating them first.

Now this happens much earlier - only 10 tabs is enough on my 1080p 100% scaling desktop and 9 tabs on my 1080p 125% notebook.

X button is present if you have 10 tabs or less, but disappears with 11 tabs, when there is still plenty of space on tabs to click on X!

I compared it to brave and in brave you can still have 22 tabs opened before X button disappears!

Anyone has any method to force presence of x button? This is really annoying as I often have much tabs open and close only 2-3 of them. Now I have to open each one again to be able to close it.

Asked by Piterk 1 week ago

Answered by Agent virtuel 1 week ago