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Firefox seems to hang when doing a new search

Hi, I have the latest firefox on my Samsung A54 5G (and previously on my A71). I'll open firefox, do a few searches and eventually I'll do a search and firefox goes back … (read more)

Hi, I have the latest firefox on my Samsung A54 5G (and previously on my A71). I'll open firefox, do a few searches and eventually I'll do a search and firefox goes back to the last search results and does NOT show any links related to the new search. If I kill firefox and restart it, it works again. The problem is more irritating than it might sound because it seems to happen too frequently when I am trying to look something up - but when I try to reproduce the issue it's hard to reproduce. The key element may be that I need to have firefox open and idel for a while before the problem occurs. Any advice is welcome!

Asked by jwillard432 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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Firefox freeze and crash

When reading the site https://hellasjournal.com after a while Firefox freezes and crashes. It's not a site problem because with Chrome works fine. … (read more)

When reading the site https://hellasjournal.com after a while Firefox freezes and crashes. It's not a site problem because with Chrome works fine.

Asked by c.i.christodoulou2 9 months ago

Last reply by Paul 9 months ago

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My phone tabs are hang when using firefox on andriod

Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12 Hi there, I wanted to report an issue I've been experiencing on a popular news… (read more)

Version: FF Android 101.2.0 (plus other version stuff I can provide if needed), Android 12 Hi there,

I wanted to report an issue I've been experiencing on a popular news site, which seems to have been ongoing for several months now. I'm not sure if anyone else has been having this problem or if it's just me, but I thought it was worth bringing up.

The website in question is . https://alightmotion.net/

My expected behavior when browsing this site is to be able to open links and download files in the background while continuing to browse. However, I've noticed a few issues:

After opening a few tabs, Firefox for Android will hang for almost 30 seconds before doing a deep redraw/repaint of all tabs. It then functions normally until I try to open another background tab from the same website. During the hang, the tab interface continues to redraw, but the pages themselves do not repaint, and no tap events work. When the hang time ends, the pages appear to redraw from scratch, and the context pop-up for the third long-press appears on top of the tab I was looking at. This issue is 100% reproducible for me. Long-press fails when attempting to open the third background tab, but the repaint failure occurs earlier. There seems to be something toxic happening.

Interestingly, when I go back to my Android Home screen after experiencing this issue, there is a deep refresh/repaint, as if the phone has been swapped out or the garbage collector has run.

I have tried clearing all browsing data and using a guest account on my phone, but the issue persists. I don't have any add-ons installed, and neither Chrome nor Firefox Desktop exhibit this behavior. It seems to be specific to Firefox for Android.

Thank you for your help!

Asked by clientwork7861 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Firefox on Android freezing/crashing when pressing address bar while scrolling

My phone is on Android 13 with the latest Firefox update. Under "Crashes" in Settings, there isn't much. Here's a video: https://imgur.com/a/7etdWuL … (read more)

My phone is on Android 13 with the latest Firefox update. Under "Crashes" in Settings, there isn't much.

Here's a video: https://imgur.com/a/7etdWuL

Asked by lakimens 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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"in-app" browser going dark after switching apps or screen timeout

When I open a link within another app, like Facebook or Discord, it usually opens a version of Firefox inside that app, without all the full features. And that's fine, be… (read more)

When I open a link within another app, like Facebook or Discord, it usually opens a version of Firefox inside that app, without all the full features. And that's fine, because usually I just want to read whatever it is quickly, and move on. However, I've noticed that if I change apps or let the screen time out when I have one of these links open, the screen will be black or blank when I open it again. I have to go back and click the link again to make it load. Refreshing doesn't work, and if I go to the menu and click "Open in Firefox" after this happens, that tab will never load. I have to copy the URL and open a new tab to load it.

Obviously, I can get around this by choosing the "Open in Firefox" option as soon as I load the page in the first place, but I don't really want to have to open a new tab in my browser every time I want to read a news article on FB or open a meme someone sent me. Overall, I really love Firefox, but this is a problem I didn't have with Chrome, and I'm not seeing anything in the settings to change it. Is this a common issue, and can it be fixed?

Asked by mrk34 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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The Guardian website and apparent memory blowout

The issue where Firefox on Android does apparent background restarts is still occurring in the most recent release builds. This was first discussed in the now archived t… (read more)

The issue where Firefox on Android does apparent background restarts is still occurring in the most recent release builds.

This was first discussed in the now archived topic https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1379604

It is 100% reproducible. Steps:

1. Go to https://www.theguardian.com/uk 2. Open in background tab one or two internal links to stories in that website 3. Firefox is hang for e.g. 40s then reloads from scratch all open tabs including to other sites 4. The device will behave as if it was recently restarted with all other apps doing UI refresh activity when you next access them

The repro steps are truly simple.

Should we raise this as an iss with the website instead? e.g. Chrome does not and never has had a problem like this on that website.

Cheers,


108.2.0 (Build #2015925643), 78718ba91+ AC: 108.2.0, 9174b4e74f GV: 108.0.2-20230104165113 AS: 95.0.1

Asked by mrjames 1 year ago

Last reply by mrjames 1 year ago

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Firefox on android 12 crashes and hangs device

When using android 12 Firefox on Nokia g60 the browser hangs and locks up phone. Does not happen immediately but after a few mins. https://standingstones.org/viewer.html?… (read more)

When using android 12 Firefox on Nokia g60 the browser hangs and locks up phone. Does not happen immediately but after a few mins. https://standingstones.org/viewer.html?tour=-1

Asked by david_j_hoyle 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox randomly freezing when clicking on address bar.

This issue started earlier this month. Sometimes, when I click on the address bar to enter a new address or something like that, Firefox freezes and I have to restart it … (read more)

This issue started earlier this month. Sometimes, when I click on the address bar to enter a new address or something like that, Firefox freezes and I have to restart it and after the restart it comes back to the page I was in like 10 minutes ago.

Asked by Darciukas 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Android app freezes and restarts the device

After a variable time-frame, from few minutes to a couple of hours maximum of usage, the app freezes. It is possible to close it from the drawer and restart it after a w… (read more)

After a variable time-frame, from few minutes to a couple of hours maximum of usage, the app freezes.

It is possible to close it from the drawer and restart it after a while. The problem always recurs.

Sometimes the phone also reboots itself. Approximately once every 5/10 freezes.

The problem does not seems dependent on updates, add-ons or other phone options.

The problem is present since I bought the phone in August. After a few months of tests I'm fairly sure this is a problem related only to the Firefox app.

Device: Pixel 6a

Asked by MBalza 1 year ago

Last reply by MBalza 1 year ago

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scrolling stops working on 2 certain websites

Everytime I go to Michael's. Com or Hobby Lobby .com my scrolling starts to stick I like click on ornaments let's sat. It will scroll the first few then it's Jerry and no… (read more)

Everytime I go to Michael's. Com or Hobby Lobby .com my scrolling starts to stick I like click on ornaments let's sat. It will scroll the first few then it's Jerry and no matter how many times I try to scroll down it keeps popping back to where it got stuck at. I am using Firefox build is 95.2.0 (Build #2015851755) Here's a link to where it started https://www.michaels.com/paint-and-painting-supplies/paint-brushes/845161197?page=3 I hope I've given enough info.

Asked by Username333 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox unusable after visiting theguardian

I've been a long time Firefox (and Navigator before that) user in all platforms, so it's only natural I'm using it on mobile. When visiting theguardian.com, firefox free… (read more)

I've been a long time Firefox (and Navigator before that) user in all platforms, so it's only natural I'm using it on mobile.

When visiting theguardian.com, firefox freezes, stops rendering and causes the whole phone to stutter.

Procedure: - visit theguardian.com - scroll the home page, open some news in tabs - try scrolling further down and/or switching to tabs with news

What happens: - guardian home page, as well as other pages stop rendering and are blank above and below the viewport (see attached screenshots includ9ng screenie of this page. yes, I'm writing this again, had to kill FF) - tabs with news don't render at all (are blank) - when minimizing firefox, whole phone stutters. - usually, after some minimizings and maximizings, firefox renders ONE news tab. - sometimes only killing FF helps

The phone is fairly recent with the latest Snapdragon 8 and 12 gigs of ram.

Yes, I disabled all plugins and cleared the cache and all data.

Asked by Free82 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Mozilla Firefox freezes and crashes

I did what you told me to resolve the problem. Didn't work! It's probably some barf sack of government shit creature stealing control over my machine, that I pay for, lik… (read more)

I did what you told me to resolve the problem. Didn't work! It's probably some barf sack of government shit creature stealing control over my machine, that I pay for, like the rest of these fuck from hell Canadian life stealing, life wrecking, life sucking Canadian intestinal worms I hate more than Satan hated Christ. That like stealing control on MY LIFE after I voted this country, government and people the fuck out of my life with their forced fuck from hell canadian citizenshit at the federal and provincial elections. Along with this shit world of shit people and it's faggit shit mutations that I want crucified. Just whose life is it anyway. Because it sure as to hell ain't mine.

Asked by harrisondavid2827 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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android latest version doesn't scroll, every click asks to open in new tab but doesn't go there

First, it is next to find this support page; it is like support doesn't want to be found. Problem: I have downloaded after uninstalling several times, and the results ar… (read more)

First, it is next to find this support page; it is like support doesn't want to be found.

Problem: I have downloaded after uninstalling several times, and the results are consistent. I bring up a scrollable page and dragging doesn't work (scrolling). In addition, if I click on a link, it asks if I want to open in a new link instead of just opening. When I click on new link, nothing happens. I am running the latest version downloadable of Android, and the latest downloadable firefox from android playstore.

Asked by crk 1 year ago

Last reply by crk 1 year ago

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firefox freezes, uses too much data

Please, please, please... bring back the pre v. 100 ability to not remember History, and to completely Close Apps when closing Firefox!!! (& to really not remember… (read more)

Please, please, please... bring back the pre v. 100 ability to not remember History, and to completely Close Apps when closing Firefox!!! (& to really not remember history, or tabs)

High data use and freezing makes that I have to go into Settings/Apps/Firefox/Storage/cache and delete all, because Firefox froze at each use, as it was suddenly remembering every site opened, despite my checking the boxes not to remember upon closing. Many sites are opened accidentally, as Firefox is the default browser. Not really closing any site, so I run out of data room? (Deleting app data fixes the unresponsive app.)

I really miss the pre 100 versions, when Firefox was dependable, fast, and lean in data use. And tried all the other new versions, but they all have the same site cookies hoarding problem. That is a very data heavy way to be fast, that leads to a lot of crashes where internet infrastructure is minimal.

Thank you for reading. CB

Asked by wdhc 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago