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Facebook tab causes a lot of memory-related errors on Firefox 80

I use Firefox on a daily basis. It's open 24/7 on my PC and has 7 pinned tabs because I use them all almost everyday - they are mostly e-mail. It's set to auto-update and… (read more)

I use Firefox on a daily basis. It's open 24/7 on my PC and has 7 pinned tabs because I use them all almost everyday - they are mostly e-mail. It's set to auto-update and I think it recently updated to version 80. Ever since Facebook announced the removal of Facebook Classic and rolled out a Messenger update yesterday, I have been getting weird memory-related issues. Since I don't use Firefox exclusively, I just minimize it but it's always running. When I maximize it back to use it, the Facebook pinned tab does something crazy and all my other software start complaining that Windows ran out of memory and sometimes even crashing them though Firefox doesn't and the Facebook page looks garbled like its CSS gets corrupted. I am using the new Facebook - the one that looks like an app - in Dark Mode. The issue only happens when I use Facebook. The issue started happening yesterday.

Important note: this only started happening yesterday. The only thing that changed was the update to Firefox 80 and the roll out of the new Facebook Messenger update. This PC is rarely shut down. Also, when I am using the network (like downloading games from Steam or Epic Games or GOG Galaxy), the issue worsens and Explorer crashes and closes everything in my notification area.

Current workaround: I closed the Facebook pinned tab and everything seems to be working fine.

Specs: Firefox version 80 (no plugins) Windows 10 version 2004 Core-i7 4790K, 32Gb RAM, SSD + 19 Terabytes total HDD NVidia RTX 2070 Super with latest Game Ready drivers

Asked by Wimle 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Print ignores default for print to pdf

I have a laser printer set as default on a Windows 10 laptop. In Mozilla, when I select print, that laser printer has the green default check, but Mozilla defaults to Mic… (read more)

I have a laser printer set as default on a Windows 10 laptop. In Mozilla, when I select print, that laser printer has the green default check, but Mozilla defaults to Microsoft Print to PDF instead. How can I get Mozilla to accept the default printer without deleting Print to PDF which I do sometimes use but don't want as default? Image attached--it auto-checks PDF but you can see the laser listed above it is the default.

Asked by jenniferabeard 2 months ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 2 months ago

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Blank Unclickable Area at the Top of the Screen - Firefox Windows 10

The top of the Firefox screen disappears including the Menu, URL and the Bookmark bars, and is covered by a white un-clickable area. If Outlook is the window below Firef… (read more)

The top of the Firefox screen disappears including the Menu, URL and the Bookmark bars, and is covered by a white un-clickable area. If Outlook is the window below Firefox and the location where the close "X" in Firefox is clicked, Outlook will close.

The solution discovered is to reboot Windows. I have also tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox with a new downloaded version, and running sfc /scannow, but these were not successful. A few times, the same problem was seen in Chrome and it may be a Windows issue and not a Firefox bug. The problem is typically seen once or twice a day. It is not a problem that turning off full-screen will solve.

One post with this problem was found on a search from 2017 but the thread was closed.

Any suggestions for a permanent fix would be most welcome.

Asked by mrorecklin 20 hours ago

Answered by mrorecklin 15 hours ago

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How to use 'This time search with' with one click instead of two?

When I do a search using the address bar, clicking a search engine won't take me to the result directly. Instead a blue box (e.g. @Google) pops up in the address bar, and… (read more)

When I do a search using the address bar, clicking a search engine won't take me to the result directly. Instead a blue box (e.g. @Google) pops up in the address bar, and I have to click one more time to do the search. But the Firefox installed in my office needs one click only (i.e. no blue box pop-up). Is there a way to prevent the blue box from appearing?

(Both versions of Firefox are up to date, 83.0 64bit)

Asked by Reguna 3 days ago

Answered by Reguna 11 hours ago

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Amazon Affiliate Links are not showing up on my site in Firefox

I add Amazon Affiliate links to my website and they are not showing up in Firefox. They show up fine in Chrome, Edge and Safari. Here is an example for one of my pages -… (read more)

I add Amazon Affiliate links to my website and they are not showing up in Firefox. They show up fine in Chrome, Edge and Safari.

Here is an example for one of my pages - http://campcampsite.com/camp-cookbook/

All I see are blank squares..

Help!

Asked by ezhome 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 14 hours ago

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firefox lagging due to high cpu usage

Hi all, I've been having problems with firefox lagging constantly. General browsing around feels laggy - and opening new tabs pretty much causes my computer to freeze for… (read more)

Hi all,

I've been having problems with firefox lagging constantly. General browsing around feels laggy - and opening new tabs pretty much causes my computer to freeze for a few seconds. During this time firefox causes the CPU to spike to 100% usage.

I've been using firefox for years on this computer with no issues. Hardware is pretty good (i7 5820k, 64GB of ram and an SSD).

So far I have tried:

  • Running in safe mode
  • Using a different profile
  • Downgrading to an older firefox
  • Changing allowed CPU cores from 8, to 4
  • Updated graphic card drivers to latest version

None of these work, and I'm getting a bit tired of the constant slow downs. Chrome works flawlessly, as does all my other software...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Asked by agouranga 3 months ago

Answered by agouranga 2 months ago

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Firefox cannot find profile after copying from other computer

I followed the instructions on the support pages to transfer my profiles from an old W7 laptop to a new W10 one. After the copying of the profiles to the correct location… (read more)

I followed the instructions on the support pages to transfer my profiles from an old W7 laptop to a new W10 one. After the copying of the profiles to the correct locations neither Firefox nor Thunderbird would start complaining that they could not find the profiles.

What I did (same thing for Thunderbird) 1. Opened Firefox troubleshooting on the old W7 laptop, opened the profile folder. 2. Closed Firefox 3. moved two levels up 4. copied the Profiles folder to a usb drive.

On new W 10 laptop 1. Opened Firefox troubleshooting on new W10 laptop, opened the profile folder. 2. Closed Firefox 3. moved two levels up 4. renamed the existing Profiles folder to Profiles OLD 5. copied the Profiles folder from the usb to the same correct location on the new laptop

When I tried opening Firefox on the new laptop it would not open complaining that it could not find the profile. Firefox had opened correctly previously.

Then when I renamed the moved Profiles folder to Profiles NEW and renamed Profiles OLD to Profiles, Firefox opened normally on the new laptop.

Identical procedure and result with the Thunderbird profile transfer.

What should I do?

Thanks.

Asked by MaybeYou 1 day ago

Answered by MaybeYou 17 hours ago

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Loging into American Express Account

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my Us… (read more)

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my User Name and Password manually and using Auto fill, no success.

Logging into my AMEX account on Edge and Chrome, works fine.

Suggestions?

Asked by rcferris1 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 18 hours ago

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (read more)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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page crash

Hi, web pages often crash with the page below. This is happening since less than a month ago. Before, the same pages (i.e. ebay.com login page) didn't. Any idea? Thanks … (read more)

Hi, web pages often crash with the page below. This is happening since less than a month ago. Before, the same pages (i.e. ebay.com login page) didn't. Any idea? Thanks

Asked by renato.comes 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 23 hours ago

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New Home page logo - get rid of.

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ? Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the ho… (read more)

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ?

Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the home page ? It serves no practical purpose and it forces link icons down so you now have to scroll "!!"!! There's always ******* one isn't there !!? - someone with a crap idea who thinks the world needs to see it. How many hrs worldwide is going to be wasted today by people like me trying to undo this crud ? This isn't the first time some ignorant little ******* has forced their crap on firefox end users.

Asked by Bob 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox v83 HTTPS only vs the extention 'HTTPS Everywhere'

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only? Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.anker… (read more)

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only?

Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.ankersmit@upcmail.nl

Asked by r.ankersmit5 3 days ago

Answered by r.ankersmit5 1 day ago

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Problem - the "sub-window" prompts in FireFox Browser

Hello, The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to sol… (read more)

Hello,

The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to solve this??

Asked by mica_lekic 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Hourglass page loading icon

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I… (read more)

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I got it and it doesn't look as neat as the previous one.

Asked by Konstantinos Fotiadis 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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FIREFOX VERSION PROBLEM

Hello, just an ordinary user here. I am using Firefox long ago, 'till I switched just today. I ran basic security tests until I got to http://whatismybrowser.com. It says… (read more)

Hello, just an ordinary user here. I am using Firefox long ago, 'till I switched just today. I ran basic security tests until I got to http://whatismybrowser.com. It says that I'm still running on FF78 but actually I am on FF83 [https://whatismybrowser.com/w/N7QEGDA] .I refred firefox and reset to the default settings still, the problem persists. What is this all about? What am I should do? Thank you so much, I would appreciate your help.

Asked by jason_ross9590 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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FF 83 Two-Finger Scroll Sensitivity

Hi, I just updated to Firefox Developer 83.0b4 and the two-finger scroll sensitivity has been drastically reduced with no clear way to reconfigure it. I've spent the past… (read more)

Hi, I just updated to Firefox Developer 83.0b4 and the two-finger scroll sensitivity has been drastically reduced with no clear way to reconfigure it. I've spent the past 30 mins tweaking scroll settings in `about:config` (restarting FF after each value change) to no avail. In fact, it doesn't even appear that enabling/disabling `general.smoothScroll` or `general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel` have any noticeable effect, let alone the many other options listed. Are there any pages that describe the myriad options in `about:config` so that I can take a more measured approach to troubleshooting this issue?

What changed? And why? Chrome did this same thing at v68 without ever providing any way to configure it and FF has been my main browser since. I'm just trying to understand how such a significant input change can happen overnight without any explanation or any way to fix it.

Asked by Ian 1 month ago

Answered by Ian 1 day ago

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MyYahoo weather not able to display

MyYahoo has a 'weather' application. It has stopped working. I've tried safe mode (it still fails). I've disabled my anti-virus software, it still fails. It works in … (read more)

MyYahoo has a 'weather' application. It has stopped working. I've tried safe mode (it still fails). I've disabled my anti-virus software, it still fails. It works in Chrome, Edge and Opera, so it would seem to be a Firefox issue. I am running Firefox 83.0 64-bit. Any work-arounds or resolutions?

Asked by pfhgjk01 3 days ago

Answered by pfhgjk01 1 day ago

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Error: Access Denied. You don't have permission to access

I can't access https://www.barnesandnoble.com/ without getting the following error message: Access Denied. You don't have permission to access "http://www.barnesandnoble.… (read more)

I can't access https://www.barnesandnoble.com/ without getting the following error message:

Access Denied. You don't have permission to access "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/" on this server.

I've tried to clear the history/cache and also turned off vpn.

It just happened, it was working a few moments ago.

Any help is much appreciated!

Jojo

Asked by joken674 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Unable to access a particular website

Starting just today, I am unable to access the Barnes and Noble website via Firefox. But I can access it with other browsers. When I attempt to navigate to Barnes and Nob… (read more)

Starting just today, I am unable to access the Barnes and Noble website via Firefox. But I can access it with other browsers. When I attempt to navigate to Barnes and Noble, a screen with the following error messages appears.

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.barnesandnoble.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.84973017.1606924540.4719

Asked by wwkirk 1 day ago

Answered by wwkirk 1 day ago