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Firefox slows or even freezes when typing text

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and d… (read more)

Firefox slows down or even freezes for a longer time when I am typing in text in forms (like new GMAIL messages, search boxes, etc). Especially when I make mistakes and delete some.

I have Refreshed Firefox and removed the Adblocker add-on, which I thought might cause the problem, but the problem persists.

Any idea how to tackle this?

Asked by jan.haverkamp 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 minutes ago

Broken firefox browser appearing

Hi there, Occasionally (every half hour or so) I will notice there are two Firefox browsers open (I use nightly), one which I am using and another that fills half the scr… (read more)

Hi there,

Occasionally (every half hour or so) I will notice there are two Firefox browsers open (I use nightly), one which I am using and another that fills half the screen but is stuck as if it were trying to load up. It cannot be closed or minimized unless the 'Firefox has crashed' message pops up, I was wondering if this is an issue faced before and can be fixed or something new?

Thanks

Asked by BigAlf0110 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 minutes ago

Remove a second firefox installation on Windows 10 without reinstalling

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs … (read more)

I find I have two copies of Firefox, in both the Program Files and Program Files (x86) folders. Both of them are 64-bit however, and there is only one entry in Programs and Features.

How do I remove one of these copies cleanly? The only problem it causes is that firefox appears twice on the default browser settings page, which is annoying.

Asked by carl42 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 16 minutes ago

pdf viewer wrong line highlighted

When I highlight specific text in the pdf viewer in Firefox for Windows and copy it the wrong part gets copied instead of the highlighted text. I copy the text 2 lines un… (read more)

When I highlight specific text in the pdf viewer in Firefox for Windows and copy it the wrong part gets copied instead of the highlighted text. I copy the text 2 lines under the highlight. I have the problem only with specific pdf, for example with an ISO from breuth. When I use Adobe Acrobat, I don't have the problem. Maybe it is a software bug?

Asked by Alex 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 minutes ago

Firefox crashing constantly and incredibly unstable

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes… (read more)

Firefox is crashing almost immediately after loading a page. Sometimes it crashes while loading the page, sometimes I can scroll down or click a link, and then it crashes. Biggest issues are on Reddit. I'm able to browse the Firefox support pages with minimal issues (although it has crashed once or twice).

Crash happens in Safe Mode. (I'm in safe mode right now and it just crashed) I did a FULL clean install about a week ago. (actually did it twice just to be sure)

Not sure what info you need in order to help, but here is some of the crash report from the latest one today.

Signature servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | servo_arc::Arc<T>::drop_slow<T> | mozilla::dom::Element::UnbindFromTree More Reports Search UUID 2a1bc85b-67b2-4dd4-a669-82da60210119 Date Processed 2021-01-19 18:12:21 UTC Uptime 19 seconds Install Age 845,692 seconds since version was first installed (1 week, 2 days and 18 hours) Install Time 2021-01-08 20:07:45 Product Firefox Release Channel release Version 84.0.2 Build ID 20210105180113 (2021-01-05) Buildhub data OS Windows 10 OS Version 10.0.19042 Build Architecture amd64 CPU Info family 6 model 158 stepping 10 CPU Count 12 Adapter Vendor ID

Intel Corporation (0x8086)

Adapter Device ID

UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) (0x3e9b)

Startup Crash

False

Process Type content Crash Reason EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_READ Crash Address 0xffffffffffffffff Total Virtual Memory 140,737,488,224,256 bytes (140.74 TB) Available Virtual Memory 138,530,992,422,912 bytes (138.53 TB) Available Page File 7,993,192,448 bytes (7.99 GB) Available Physical Memory 4,360,728,576 bytes (4.36 GB) System Memory Use Percentage 48 EMCheckCompatibility

False

App Notes

FP(D00-L1100-W00001000-T000) Has dual GPUs. GPU #2: AdapterVendorID2: 0x10de, AdapterDeviceID2: 0x1c8d, AdapterSubsysID2: 12191462, AdapterDriverVersion2: 26.21.14.3086DWrite? DWrite+ WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP+4

Processor Notes

processor_ip-172-31-18-68_us-west-2_compute_internal_7; ProcessorPipeline; non-integer value of "SecondsSinceLastCrash"

Asked by elliotlandes 23 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 17 minutes ago

HTTPS and SSL on Localhost Required Now?

Hi, I've recently learned, like others, that the Firefox browser no longer supports plain http requests and automatically diverts to https. I develop websites and have in… (read more)

Hi, I've recently learned, like others, that the Firefox browser no longer supports plain http requests and automatically diverts to https. I develop websites and have in the past used Apache Virtual Hosts. I want to be able to achieve the same thing, specifically, I want to use the domain name the site will eventually be hosted on, but point to a local directory: localhost/mywebsite newWebsite.com

I'm getting the impression that I will now have to create SSL Certificates for each local site now, so that I can use the https (port 443) protocol. Am I right to assume this, or am I missing something that will make my life easier? I have looked online, but can't find much in the way of answers.

Thanks for reading.

Asked by wilko007 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 40 minutes ago

This crap appeared, on its own, on my Bookmarks Toolbar - displacing important (to me) custom bookmarks. I want this crap gone, and my custom Bookmark Toolbar returned to >MY< control.

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< help… (read more)

The following is a screenshot of my Firefox browser. Included is a BULLSHIT "Other Bookmarks" tab that has displaced existing custom bookmarks. This is >NOT< helpful. I want this crap gone, and control of my toolbar returned to ME. How do I remove this tab from the toolbar? And don't tell me it's an upgrade to the browsing experience. If I wanted to group items with a shortcut on the toolbar I would have done so. Note that I already have two groups on the toolbar. I know what I'm about. Give my back my toolbar with the custom bookmarks that >I< require.

Asked by hsconway5 1 hour ago

Last reply by jscher2000 46 minutes ago

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgradin… (read more)

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

Asked by firefox1202 58 minutes ago

Last reply by jscher2000 50 minutes ago

How to Reduce Bookmarks

I used to have Roomy Bookmark App instaled and Im still missing it :( Is there a way to reduce bookmark size to favicons and see the name of it when I hover over it? And… (read more)

I used to have Roomy Bookmark App instaled and Im still missing it :( Is there a way to reduce bookmark size to favicons and see the name of it when I hover over it? And not having to fix it after each update? I love Firefox but this one thing is really to improve because I have so many bookmarks its hard to expand the list of it everytime.

Asked by beingbeauteous22 9 hours ago

Last reply by Scribe 4 hours ago

Facebook pop up

I have never and will never use Facebook but I keep getting these annoying little square pop ups with the Facebook icon in them regardless. I have read the fixes on the w… (read more)

I have never and will never use Facebook but I keep getting these annoying little square pop ups with the Facebook icon in them regardless. I have read the fixes on the web for this but they all assume you are using Facebook which I am not. So is there any way to stop this happening? It is incredibly annoying especially as I detest Facebook and all the problems it is causing in society.

Asked by georgedyson1 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 hours ago

Firefox crashes Windows OS

I have been experiencing lately quite few Firefox crashes that bring down the entire (desktop) Windows OS in a brutal manner: complete system lockup, instant reboots (no … (read more)

I have been experiencing lately quite few Firefox crashes that bring down the entire (desktop) Windows OS in a brutal manner: complete system lockup, instant reboots (no blue screen).

These seem related to the audio and video interactions with the host system - streaming musinc online (siriusxm.com) or engaging in graphic intensive activities. This supposition propmpt me to perform few hardware tests - memory, GPU, audio card,etc. Everything checks out fine with the basic test and diagnostic tools I've used.

The worse system crashes have happened while on the https://buckhill.com/tubing-2/snow-tubing/ wesbite trying to purchase passes. Along the way for signing the waiver, the site brings up a graphical pad for capturing the guest's signature using the mouse. Several attempts have ended with horrendous system crashes (I had to locate the hardware reset button on my system, which took a while), never in the same spot in the process. Similar issues have happened on my wife's laptop (Windows 10 OS) while using Firefox on this site. I had to use a different browser to complete this purchase, for both my kids sanity and my system health. (for whomever is interested in troubleshooting this site, just follow the prompts and add guests - the purchase step is the very last one).

I should mention that Firefox' own crash page (about:crashes) shows no sign of any crashes. Other times, the Firefox window just dissappears without any warning, and no traces of crash information in Firefox nor OS event system. My system is configured to save a memory minidump in the event of crashes - there were none.

In this context, I could be wrong, but narrowed the culprit down to Firefox itself. In my opinion, whatever Firefox is doing to bypass OS basic protection mechanisms (and let's be honest - on Windows these can be better) and cause such hard failures are a dangerous vulnerability that should be investigated.

Any ideas and suggestions on diagnosing this or what to capture for aiding with troubleshooting, are appreciated.

Asked by Dan 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 hours ago

how do i get rid of "other bookmarks' folder in toolbar?

I have bookmarks toolbar and only recently I see this folder has popped up. I can't drag it or nothing. Here is picture. windows 10 firefox 84 https://imgur.com/rvrmIXg … (read more)

I have bookmarks toolbar and only recently I see this folder has popped up. I can't drag it or nothing. Here is picture. windows 10 firefox 84


https://imgur.com/rvrmIXg

Asked by Dog3456 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago