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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (tuilleadh eolais)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 6 lá ó shin

Last reply by Seburo 6 lá ó shin

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Tabs Crashing on New Laptop

bp-b2807458-921f-40fb-8086-b06fa0201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-db55fcc3-4398-4416-a1a6-86c540201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-9c11b0c1-baa7-4f1c-9afb-2a28002… (tuilleadh eolais)

bp-b2807458-921f-40fb-8086-b06fa0201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-db55fcc3-4398-4416-a1a6-86c540201125 11/25/2020, 7:01 AM View bp-9c11b0c1-baa7-4f1c-9afb-2a2800201121 11/20/2020, 4:49 PM

Here is the crash info. Recently, usually when scrolling through sites, my tabs would crash unexpectedly. This is a brand-new laptop that I have had for a little over a week now. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Crash Reason: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ

Crash Address: 0xffffffffffffffff

Asked by XxPureToxinsxX 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by FredMcD 1 seachtain ó shin

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Add-on's suddenly disappeared, are installed, unusable

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help fro… (tuilleadh eolais)

How fix this. Have googled the problem and tried all proffered solutions. No change. Others seem to have had similar problem, mentioning certificates, but got no help from Mozilla, that I saw. I have put the little jigsaw icon o the search bar, to no avail. Am deadended.

Asked by bill.bane1 6 lá ó shin

Answered by FredMcD 6 lá ó shin

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"New" Firefox Search Result Hijacker

Hi, I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system. I … (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi,

I recently downloaded and installed some Android emulator named "Andy". Unfortunately, the .exe also installed all kinds of other Software on my Windows 7 system.

I removed most of the unwanted Software but one problem remained: A search result hijacker was part of the package. It replaces the top 4 results with some cryptic redirect links that are luckily displayed in a different font, otherwise I wouldn't have noticed at all.

I tracked the issue down to a addon in Firefox (see attached screenshot) that I cannot remove, no matter what I try.

What I tried to remove it: - I tried to remove the addon via about:config - I tried to run Firefox in safe mode and uninstall it - I tried to factory reset Firefox - I Installed Avira and made a system scan - I installed MalwareBytes and made a system scan - I check all the extension folders for addons that I do not know but can't find anything - I checked my whole system for any xpi-files but couldn't find any.

I am out of ideas. I can disable the addon but thats about it. After a while Firefox will shut itself down and the next time I start it, the addon is on again. When I resinstall FIrefox, the same thing happens. The addon is always back.

When I inspect the element it loads some invisible icon file that is supposedly located in "src="jar:file:///C:/Windows/Installer/%7BB28AF4A4-C997-4A5B-A111-FD1E65138A8D%7D/%7B02E337C0-4D70-452D-AA64-92D0A8C5D953%7D.xpi!/icon48.png"", if that helps. But the location doesn't exist on my system.

Can anyone here help me? I alread sent a problem report via the official tool.

Sincerely Florian

Asked by flau 3 seachtaine ó shin

Answered by flau 2 sheachtain ó shin

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Why is Firefox preventing me from opening links by closing it down?

Hello, I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language b… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hello,

I have been having weird problems with my Firefox since I tried getting back to using it. I have reset everything before using it again. I changed the language back to English but the hamburger icon list is in Japanese. A minor issue but I can manage.

But this one is really annoying. I click on a link and it closes it down for me in 1 second. Here's a short clip of what I'm referring to.

https://streamable.com/hd9879

Please help me solve my problem. I just want to download files from my email.

Asked by jjtconstantino 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 seachtain ó shin

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Notification bar of PDF viewer freezes

I think I have a bug to report: When I browse a website with an embedded PDF viewer (must be a Firefox default viewer because I haven't installed any other plug-ins), a n… (tuilleadh eolais)

I think I have a bug to report:

When I browse a website with an embedded PDF viewer (must be a Firefox default viewer because I haven't installed any other plug-ins), a notification bar on top of the website (right under the bookmark bar) pops up saying (translated from German): [Icon: ?] The PDF-document is not displayed correctly. [Button: "view with other app"] [Button: "x" for closing the bar].

The PDF viewer works, so the error seems unneccessary, but what really bothers me is that the bar can't be closed. Clicking the X-button on the very right doesn't work - the bar frozen until I restart the browser or close the tab. This problem exists already since summer, so at least for 2 or more updates.

Asked by david.planner 2 sheachtain ó shin

Answered by david.planner 1 seachtain ó shin

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Firefox browser works intermittantly

Hi, I have used Firefox on my desktop pc using Windows o/s many years with minimal problem. Last few weeks Firefox operating strangely. Starts off fine then after opening… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi, I have used Firefox on my desktop pc using Windows o/s many years with minimal problem. Last few weeks Firefox operating strangely. Starts off fine then after opening a few tabs will not open others. Seems to be searching for new url but no show. When I close it down to re-open fresh a pop-up box appears with option 'close firefox'. Only when selected will firefox re-open. That then works fine for a few tabs then will not open after that. I have tried Refresh, Restart without add-ins, Safe mode. None have removed the problem. I have thought about Uninstall then reinstall a 'clean' firefox, but worried about losing all my data. The problem seems to have started a few weeks back after a Windows 10 update but I am not sure about that. Any help gratefully received. Thanks.

Asked by clive7 3 seachtaine ó shin

Answered by FredMcD 3 seachtaine ó shin

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Bare pages only display, without images, links or formatting

I mainly use Firefox. I worked offline on a couple of mails on yahoo webmail, intending to send them in the morning. On waking up, I went online to send wanted to send t… (tuilleadh eolais)

I mainly use Firefox. I worked offline on a couple of mails on yahoo webmail, intending to send them in the morning. On waking up, I went online to send wanted to send them, but they could not. Needless to say, the texts of those mails have been lost and were not saved as drafts. All my firefox pages, old and new, now open as bare pages, without links, formatting, pics or functionalities. I am not even able to upload here an image of my screen on a typical page. My email is [email]@yahoo.com.

Asked by denisbridoux 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 seachtain ó shin

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FireFox becomes slow; restarting Firefox fixes problem. Why?

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately. Example, I was just … (tuilleadh eolais)

I am just wondering why FireFox occasionally becomes slow to load web pages. On these occasions, restarting Firefox fixes the problem immediately.

Example, I was just loading the same page repeatedly because of some work I am doing. After about 15 minutes of slow response times, I restarted FireFox and immediately, the page loaded very quickly as usual.

You can see the page where this was occurring at this url: https://legacy-systems.biz/demo/demo.html

Any information etc. would be appreciated immensely.

Asked by Carla Rogers 4 mhí ó shin

Answered by cor-el 4 mhí ó shin

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Firefox loading is slow for the last few days

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so fa… (tuilleadh eolais)

For the past few days, Firefox has been running painfully slowly. I have tried to reset it, reinstall it and running Glary Utilities to clean but nothing has worked so far. I also have Opera and Chrome which are running absolutely fine. The program itself starts up fine but just seems to be very slow to load pages.

I am on Windows 10 with latest updates which is run on a separate SSD drive. Everything else runs very quickly like the resource heavy NoxPlayer.

Please let me know what further details I can provide you with.

Thank you in advance!

Asked by vsquad22 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by vsquad22 1 seachtain ó shin

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Firefox weird behaviour on google websites

Firefox lately has weird connection issues to google related websites (eg. google search, google keep, youtube). 1. Google search takes noticeably slower time. Sometimes … (tuilleadh eolais)

Firefox lately has weird connection issues to google related websites (eg. google search, google keep, youtube). 1. Google search takes noticeably slower time. Sometimes it will just hang and need to refresh multiple times. 2. Sometimes, links from google search are not working at the first click/try. 3. Google keep does not load at all, requires multiple refreshes to load it successfully. 4. YouTube is the easiest to replicate the problem. The thumbnails loads significantly slower. I just cant get it load extra content by scrolling down, just keep showing the loading sign.

Tried: 1. clear cache and cookies. 2. restart firefox and PC. 3. restart router. 4. flushed windows dns. 5. no proxy.

FYI, chrome works well so i don't think it is a network issue but a browser specific issue.

Asked by Erik Wang 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by Erik Wang 1 seachtain ó shin

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large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in varous programs’ for ‘Firefox’

large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in various programs’ for ‘Firefox’ These are very large black "boxes" that also cause gmail… (tuilleadh eolais)

large black boxes or lines are appearing and preventing me from entering text in various programs’ for ‘Firefox’

These are very large black "boxes" that also cause gmail to flick in and out from a large to a small display

Asked by Graeme 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 seachtain ó shin

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you must log in to this network before you can access the internet

Hi everyone, I have this message that appears on every web page but my connection is fine: "you must log in to this network before you can access the internet". It appear… (tuilleadh eolais)

Hi everyone,

I have this message that appears on every web page but my connection is fine: "you must log in to this network before you can access the internet". It appeared I don't know how (maybe after using my VPN?) and I can't get rid of it. Any idea?

In advance, thanks a lot.

Asked by jean.souviron 3 seachtaine ó shin

Answered by Scribe 3 seachtaine ó shin

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Hexadecimal characters in Firefox, NOT in Chrome

When I open Wunderground in FF I get hexadecimal character maps for many buttons. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci3v1ag7ppynkbw/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.35.59%20P… (tuilleadh eolais)

When I open Wunderground in FF I get hexadecimal character maps for many buttons. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ci3v1ag7ppynkbw/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.35.59%20PM.jpg?dl=0

In Chrome, they're fine: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zj855hxep7mx7rs/Screen%20Shot%202020-11-22%20at%209.30.49%20PM.jpg?dl=0

HUH?? With the Wunderground page open, the "text encoding" under the View menu is grayed out so I can't change the encoding. Suggestions?? THANKS!!!

Asked by RobertL39 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 seachtain ó shin

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Firefox Randomly Causes Wrong Characters to Type In

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong chara… (tuilleadh eolais)

I have been avidly using Firefox for 10+ years. However, I notice a trend that if I have several Firefox tabs open for quite a while, it starts typing in some wrong characters.

A list of character errors it makes is: é appears when typing slash beside shift on the right side. è appears when typing the apostrophe symbol beside enter. à appears when typing slash above enter ç appear when typing the right square bracket ^^ appears when typing the left square bracket (does not type anything 1st try, then enters that the 2nd try. Or if pressing it once, then backspace, it enters ^) / appears when typing key to the left of 1 at the top. É appears when typing a question mark. @ is working right now, although it usually does not work when this occurs.

Restarting the computer fixes it every time. This EXCLUSIVELY occurs times I have at least a few Firefox tabs open. I first came across this in Windows 7. In Windows 7, it made those character errors in Firefox but entered the correct characters when typed in apps like Word and Excel. It only occurred around once per month, I got by it by typing characters in Word then pasting them in Firefox until I got a chance to reboot. They pasted fine, just typing them gave the character errors.

With Windows 10 though, it is more than 10 times worse. I get these errors nearly every day. And in Windows 10, once the incorrect characters start getting typed in Firefox they also type that way in apps like Word too.

In msconfig.exe, I disabled all non-Microsoft services and disabled everything in the startup list, but it continues doing this.

Anyone have suggestions what to do? I honestly think the most likely explanation for this is Google bribing Microsoft to make it like this to drive people away from Firefox to use Chrome. That way Google can micromonitor us that much better.

Asked by crossr74 1 seachtain ó shin

Answered by cor-el 1 seachtain ó shin

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Browser

For over two months I have been receiving: "Firefox does not respond" and many app does not respond messages lasting about 60 to 90 seconds. Of course the interruption oc… (tuilleadh eolais)

For over two months I have been receiving: "Firefox does not respond" and many app does not respond messages lasting about 60 to 90 seconds. Of course the interruption occurs at an inconvenient time. I also have been receiving "Web page is slowing down your browser message for the last two months. I'm running Win 10 v1903 (64x32) I suspect that one of the latest updates might be the cause. Since this "does not respond" is annoying, I'm seriously considering switching to another browser. I have been very happy with Firefox up to this time. I am a little hesitant to switch. Is there a fix?

Asked by rgaulin 2 sheachtain ó shin

Answered by FredMcD 2 sheachtain ó shin

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Can not start Firefox

Crash ID: bp-fe2e6647-3a6a-495c-922c-703b02151219 OS:windows 10 Pro x64 (1909) Build:18363.1198 I am challenge it. 1.Reinstall Firefox and restart Windows. NG 1.Restore … (tuilleadh eolais)

Crash ID: bp-fe2e6647-3a6a-495c-922c-703b02151219 OS:windows 10 Pro x64 (1909) Build:18363.1198

I am challenge it.

1.Reinstall Firefox and restart Windows.

NG

1.Restore Windows (Back to 2020/11/17) 
2.Reinstall Firefox and restart Windows.

But Firefox Crash.

Sincerely, Nakata(Japanese)

Asked by Nakata@Japanese 2 sheachtain ó shin

Answered by Nakata@Japanese 1 seachtain ó shin