Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (tuilleadh eolais)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 4 lá ó shin

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 3 lá ó shin

Choppy video playback (YouTube, Netflix)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingl… (tuilleadh eolais)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingly random moments there are 'stripes' visible which are quite annoying watching a video (see image). I tried restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled and unchecked 'Use hardware acceleration when available' in the preference section but this doesn't resolve anything. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks in advance!

Asked by wutru 1 seachtain ó shin

Last reply by wutru 6 lá ó shin

I want Firefox on Mac to not open a tab at start up

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is th… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am using the latest Firefox version on my MacBook Pro 2020. I want Firefox to start at startup. However, I'd like Firefox not to open a new tab when it starts up. Is this possible?

Thank you!

Asked by janos.richter 6 lá ó shin

Restoring firefox settings and profile from windows 8.1 to windows 10

Hi I have been using firefox and thunderbird on WINDOWS 8.1 for many years now. I have easily restored firefox and thunderbird profiles(bookmarks,passwords,themes,addons … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi I have been using firefox and thunderbird on WINDOWS 8.1 for many years now. I have easily restored firefox and thunderbird profiles(bookmarks,passwords,themes,addons etc.) after periodic formats and reinstallations. But now I am planning to move to fresh install of WINDOWS 10. Will simple copying and pasting of profile folder work or should I use Sync? or any other option? I haven't used Sync till now,so a bit hesitant.

Asked by rexie1 6 lá ó shin

Firefox for Mac OS Mojave

Hello, For the Online banking, I need to install Firefox 78 ESR 32bits. This is my first experience with Firefox. Could you help me finding the download of this version… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello,

For the Online banking, I need to install Firefox 78 ESR 32bits. This is my first experience with Firefox. Could you help me finding the download of this version? I tried many times but only 64bits can be downloaded...

Thank you for your advice.

Best regards Anne

Asked by annemorikawa 6 lá ó shin

Youtube not showing actual videos?

Since yesterday (14.10.2020) I've been having the problem that when I try to watch youtube videos, they end up just... not showing up. Meaning, that while I see the small… (tuilleadh eolais)

Since yesterday (14.10.2020) I've been having the problem that when I try to watch youtube videos, they end up just... not showing up. Meaning, that while I see the small previews on my main page as well as to the side of the video, the video itself is just not there.

They seem to work fine in Chrome, and I can watch videos that are linked to other websites or apps (like in discord for example). Also didn't encounter this problem with the android version either.

What I noticed is that sometimes, it briefly seems to load the video (showing as just a black square) for a millisecond, then it's gone.

What I've tried (and sadly didn't work): - Have Firefox forget all about youtube - delete cookies - Checked if Firefox is up to date (it is, according to it itself) - Restarted my computer (worked for exactly one video when I restored my former session, then it just died again) - Disabled my addons (no change) - Checked if for some reason Firefox was blocking media on that website (it wasn't)

Headsup that I am probably the least tech-savvy person on this planet, so I apologize in advance if I ask potentially stupid questions. Any advise or help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by mephistosservant 6 lá ó shin

After using the refresh Firefox feature my Roboform stopped filling automatically

Hi, I had to use the refresh Firefox feature because Firefox was very slow again. I did this more before without any problem. But now my login forms are not automatically… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi, I had to use the refresh Firefox feature because Firefox was very slow again. I did this more before without any problem. But now my login forms are not automatically filled in by Roboform. Firefox will load the right (login) page but nothing more. The settings in Roboform are unchanged.

Any idea? Thank you very much in advance for your help.

Best Regards, Robert.

Asked by Robert 6 lá ó shin

Firefox container/cookie questions

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firef… (tuilleadh eolais)

I'm having an issue with Firefox because I want to keep the containers opening on the same website after I click it from a different website but for whatever reason Firefox seems to keep forgetting and asking me again despite the fact that I click the button that says remember my choice.

I wonder if this has something to do with my cookie settings but I'm not sure I'm currently confused how to manage those like if I should just allow cookies per session in Firefox or allow them entirely I mean I'm thinking that with the containers since I have everything isolated individually (That took forever really need an option for that Mozilla) I don't need to worry about the effects of cookies anymore is this correct?

Also would there be a way to even keep cookies but just stop the login information from being saved on the site? Because with me using containers now I think that's my biggest issue from what I think I understand at least.

Asked by Rawr4235 6 lá ó shin

Virtual Keyboard doesn't work in tablet mode

Hi, I'm on a Lenovo Yoga convertible and everytime I switch to tablet mode and tap in a text field in FF the virtual keyboard opens for a very short time, FF flickers on… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

I'm on a Lenovo Yoga convertible and everytime I switch to tablet mode and tap in a text field in FF the virtual keyboard opens for a very short time, FF flickers once and the keyboard closes again. I know that this problem has appeared in the past and apparently been solved for other people, but none of the workarounds I came across work for me... The problem also occurs when I boot in tablet mode and all drivers are up to date. All other applications work flawlessly and a FF reinstall sadly hasn't fixed my problem.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd be glad

Kind regards Jonas

Asked by jonas8 6 lá ó shin

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before. I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go ba… (tuilleadh eolais)

Firefox takes over 30 seconds to load a tab that I've already opened and seen before.

I mean tabs that have already displayed some content, I switch to a tab, then go back to the tab I was previously on, and it takes over 30 seconds to load, sometimes over 3 minutes. This is making firefox unusable.

And because it doesn't happen all the time, it's not very reproducible for me, but it happens often. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by desbest 6 lá ó shin

Latest update, Can't view pictures when browsing ebay.

problems viewing pictures when browsing ebay , when I install latest firefox update. If an item has multiple pictures or a zoom facility they don't work. I keep having to… (tuilleadh eolais)

problems viewing pictures when browsing ebay , when I install latest firefox update. If an item has multiple pictures or a zoom facility they don't work. I keep having to do a system restore back to the version prior to update to get it to work. I'm not technical , I just need a simple non tech solution or to get an update that continues to work as before. I've tried it and failed 3 times this month. please fix it.

Asked by rachel292 6 lá ó shin

A/V playback control seems to have disappeared

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, fo… (tuilleadh eolais)

IN May when i would visit this site of Adobe Photoshop tutorials, https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to , my Firefox browser permitted playback controls: backwards, forward, pause, progress bar. Now it doesn't. Adobe hep desk say it is a problem with browser. I went to several Firefox help pages to no avail. Has anyone encountered this problem and found a fix

Asked by SalinasCM 6 lá ó shin

Saving Multiple Browser Windows with Multiple Tabs

Hello Community ~ I have many, many open browser windows with multiple tabs. Is there a way to save the windows that I am not immediately using. The competitor browser … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello Community ~

I have many, many open browser windows with multiple tabs. Is there a way to save the windows that I am not immediately using. The competitor browser offers such a feature where one can just click the browser window off to the side, and when reclicked the window with all the tabs pops open for use. Everything is saved but it does not open automatically (which I don't need it to) on startup. I hope that was concise?

Thank You and Kindest Regards ~

The Always *ReSearching* One with Too Many Open Browser Windows and A Consequently Slow System

Asked by GotMilk 6 lá ó shin

broswer question when logging in.

When I open Firefox, a window pops up asking if I want to use Firefox as my default broswer. I check the box to yes and do not ask me again. But it pops up every time I s… (tuilleadh eolais)

When I open Firefox, a window pops up asking if I want to use Firefox as my default broswer. I check the box to yes and do not ask me again. But it pops up every time I start my CPU.

Asked by rangerv89 6 lá ó shin

Zotero Reference Software

Last night I noticed my Windows 10 64 bit machine did an auto update. Not sure this has anything to do with today's problem; maybe coincidence. Today I started the refere… (tuilleadh eolais)

Last night I noticed my Windows 10 64 bit machine did an auto update. Not sure this has anything to do with today's problem; maybe coincidence.

Today I started the reference software "Zotero" and the program cannot find the database of my papers. This is of course crucial for writing grants, references for my class that I teach etc. I have never seen this error before.

In Zotero help, this is listed as a Firefox problem, with a reload and other steps as a solution. I am leery of messing with my database as it has years of publications in it.

Any chance you could advise me on this or get FF to fix this? It will likely happen with future updates. My Firefox browser version is 81.0.2 and is up to date.

P.S. If you hit the "locate" option Zotero closes. It will not allow you to search for the database (see image attached)

Thanks.

Asked by rosenbloomaj 6 lá ó shin

Last reply by rosenbloomaj 6 lá ó shin

crash and slow web and my computer after I download your new version today

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad. … (tuilleadh eolais)

My computer get slow and crash when i upload your new version today, my window is 10 and before my computer working perfect, what should i do because seriously i am mad.

Thanks Mona

Asked by infosov 6 lá ó shin

sort bookmarks alphabetically

I go to 'all bookmarks' and select the tab to order them alphabetically. They immediately sort. Lovely. However, when I exit that page, and later re-open Firefox and se… (tuilleadh eolais)

I go to 'all bookmarks' and select the tab to order them alphabetically. They immediately sort. Lovely. However, when I exit that page, and later re-open Firefox and select bookmarks, they are no longer sorted. Very frustrating.

Asked by cliverobertspilot 6 lá ó shin

Last reply by cliverobertspilot 6 lá ó shin

PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

I was logged into a website which hanged and when I tried to log back on it started giving me the error PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR .I've tried to troubleshoot with all the help… (tuilleadh eolais)

I was logged into a website which hanged and when I tried to log back on it started giving me the error PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR .I've tried to troubleshoot with all the help I could get on these pages and others, I'm at my wits end. The website works on my phone browser, so it's clearly this laptop or my internet dongle.

It's also happening across all browsers. I don't have VPN or antivirus software on except Microsoft Essentials. I've tried removing real time protection on that but it didn't work. I tried creating a new profile of Firefox, nothing. I tried going to about:config page and setting security.ssl.enable_ocsp_stapling to false, nothing so set it back to true I've gone to task manager to see whether there is a task don't recognise so I can stop it, nothing. Pleeeease heeeelp meeeeee!

Asked by Crocosmia 6 lá ó shin

Last reply by Crocosmia 6 lá ó shin

Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 has some text corrupted.

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland)… (tuilleadh eolais)

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland), which is that some of the text will sporadically be disrupted.

When I use "Inspect Element," it seems that the font being used is Twemoji Mozilla, which is surprising as the field is plain text, not emojis or wingdings.

The two images attached are what I'm seeing.

Asked by swampyankee 6 lá ó shin