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text entry very slow

There appears to be a common problem with the latest versions of FF (26/27) entering text into text boxes (like this one). Email (yahoo) is particularly frustrating. The … (read more)

There appears to be a common problem with the latest versions of FF (26/27) entering text into text boxes (like this one). Email (yahoo) is particularly frustrating.

The probelm is most appearent using the cursors to navigate around existing text. If I hold down the right or left arrow the speed at which the cursor moves is frustratingly slow and the CPU use goes to 100%. I don't get any of these problems with Chrome/ IE or Opera.

I've tried all of the normally reset firefox, hardware acceleration on/off, safe mode. None makes much difference. The problem does not appear to be present on Linux.

I'm running Win XP SP3 Home. Generally well patched and maintained and I don't generally have any performance problems.

Asked by MarkAHobbs 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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New Firefox update does not block videos. We have a real issue with this, going back to IE now.

I work online transcribing medical reports. Some of the time I have to run a quick search for information. Firefox has stopped blocking video popups. I read the article… (read more)

I work online transcribing medical reports. Some of the time I have to run a quick search for information. Firefox has stopped blocking video popups. I read the articles about this, but I am losing valuable work time by stopping to write about it and don't have all day. WHY isn't there still an option to stop these? I'm going back to IE because this is frustrating and a ridiculous waste of time.

Asked by casorrels 6 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 6 years ago

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Oops, you are trying to do something that you are not allowed to do.

I decided to try my hand at creating a theme. I filled out all of the forms, uploaded the images (that were the appropriate sizes), selected the colors, was happy with t… (read more)

I decided to try my hand at creating a theme. I filled out all of the forms, uploaded the images (that were the appropriate sizes), selected the colors, was happy with the preview and clicked 'Submit'. The following screen said, "Oops! You are trying to do something that you are not allowed to do." I clicked the back button and re-tried, then received the error message that the theme name was already taken. I re-named it, re-submitted and went back to the 'oops' screen. This cycle repeated no less than 20 times. I tried theme names that were so off the wall, there's no way that all of them were taken. I think that it was failing due to whatever error it was encountering.

Asked by kerryberry00 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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i install firfox in my new pc but i dont know in this pc when i am trying to download videos from you tube the file download but size is 0kb i try many ways but

i install firefox in my new pc but in this pc when i try to download video from youtube the file downloaded is in 0 kb i try many application or addons but cant get succe… (read more)

i install firefox in my new pc but in this pc when i try to download video from youtube the file downloaded is in 0 kb i try many application or addons but cant get success but the same application or addons work in my previous pc i have windows 7 the extension are Flash Video Downloader MP4 downloader and the 1 Click Youtube Downloader and the other option showing in addons is VLC Player also all the applications and firefox are updated this is the information i have and beside this if you have any other information required please contact me on my given email id

Asked by vishalthq 6 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 years ago

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Firefox will not work with paypal

Recently I have tried to purchase a few item using PayPal. PayPal have recently updated thier payment pages.When you get to the log in page for PayPal you get the option … (read more)

Recently I have tried to purchase a few item using PayPal. PayPal have recently updated thier payment pages.When you get to the log in page for PayPal you get the option to choose alternative payment. Clicking on this link takes you to another page. The options for alternative payments are shown but clicking them ,nothing happens.The only thing you can do is go forward or back reverting to the default payment page. Ive tried the same websites using IE and with no problem. One site had the new PayPal format which worked so clearly this is a problem with Firefox.

P Lease fix this as I do not like using IE.

Asked by simdmuk 6 years ago

Last reply by Garry74 6 years ago

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why does adobe flash show as shockwave player in addons

I don't have (nor want) shockwave flash, but it shows that I do in the addons. In addons it shows shockwave flash 12.0.0.44. How can I be sure it is only flash player an… (read more)

I don't have (nor want) shockwave flash, but it shows that I do in the addons. In addons it shows shockwave flash 12.0.0.44.

How can I be sure it is only flash player and not shockwave flash?

I triple checked that where I update at adobe.com is the proper place for flash player, and I have the correct version, but I don't believe it ever showed as shockwave flash in addons.

I read that there is a critical update for shockwave flash, which wouldn't concern me, except I noticed the addon shows as schockwave flash.

Is this a bug in how firefox shows flash?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by mabel215zdap 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Google problem annoying scrolling...

Hey,please I want a solution for this problem firstly sorry for bad English because I'm not English :). and secondly my problem is when I updated firefox for the latest v… (read more)

Hey,please I want a solution for this problem firstly sorry for bad English because I'm not English :). and secondly my problem is when I updated firefox for the latest version of now which is 28.0 and last was 27.0 I found a problem in Google which is when I press down arrow because I don't have scroll I found that It's scrolling down with 1 line or scrolling by title which means that it's scrolling one by one no with scroll bar like in past so please how I fix it ?! I'll send you a pic of the problem in order to understand if you didn't from my bad English :),hope I find a solution.

Asked by alaa1sayed 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Don't load tabs until selected option makes firefox sometimes forget the correct address of a tab.

Observed on the steam marketplace (on activation some older tabs will load an item instead of what used to be a search query listing multiple items, page url changed and … (read more)

Observed on the steam marketplace (on activation some older tabs will load an item instead of what used to be a search query listing multiple items, page url changed and no back button available).

For example: The tab url was http://steamcommunity.com/market/search?q=RPG+Maker+card

Browser was then closed.

Sometimes when I come back to that tab in another session the url changes to one of the listings inside (a page that was visited) with no way of going back to the old url.

In this example steamcommunity.com/market/listings/753/220700-No%20Transparency?filter=RPG%20Maker%20card

Also note the %20 instead of spaces.

This happens to about 50% of my tabs. (I have over 50 open) I do not know if this applies to other website, but I would assume it would.

Is this a known issue?

Asked by Ansive 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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How can I opt out of the Firefox for Desktop Beta releases?

I opted in to be alerted about and download the Beta releases, but I'm no more interested in that. So how can I opt out of it so that I will not be alerted about future … (read more)

I opted in to be alerted about and download the Beta releases, but I'm no more interested in that.

So how can I opt out of it so that I will not be alerted about future Beta releases anymore?

Thanks.

Paul

Asked by pfields 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox presenting random ads, websites, and reset connection messages.

A few days ago, I was presented with a bunch of random ads that would pop up on google and random articles I had been reading. I have also been having trouble with the c… (read more)

A few days ago, I was presented with a bunch of random ads that would pop up on google and random articles I had been reading. I have also been having trouble with the connection supposedly resetting on multiple occasions, very often.

If someone will tell me how to upload screenshots, I can show pictures of the problems I am having. Thanks!

Asked by kchaubc 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Scrolling is painful and erratic!

When I scroll a page, there is an inconsistent delay in the response. I am running Firefox 27.0.1 on a brand new Windows 8.1 machine. Scrolling on the touchpad or with a… (read more)

When I scroll a page, there is an inconsistent delay in the response.

I am running Firefox 27.0.1 on a brand new Windows 8.1 machine. Scrolling on the touchpad or with a mouse wheel will usually (but sometimes not) give a delay or a jump to the new page position. When I use the touchscreen to scroll, there is no issue.

I have tried many, many things to fix: "restart with add-ons disabled," periodically closing firefox to clear out the memory, unchecking smooth scrolling option, about:config options (mousewheel.pixel, general.smoothscrool.mousewheel.durationmaxms/minms, etc), and "reset firefox" to make sure I didn't tweak too many things. I've checked other browsers while firefox is having this issue--the other browsers IE and Chrome don't have this problem.

Please help! I really rather use ff than another browser. But the scrolling is bad enough to make me ready to leave ff.

Asked by Ekweuka 6 years ago

Last reply by dinodon 6 years ago

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The "new tab" tiles can no longer be updated.

For about a month now the version of firefox on my work pc, the "new tab" tiles can no longer be updated. I can move existing tabs. I cannot add new tabs. Dragging a b… (read more)

For about a month now the version of firefox on my work pc, the "new tab" tiles can no longer be updated. I can move existing tabs. I cannot add new tabs. Dragging a bookmark over an empty tile opens the link in the "new tab". If I accidentally delete a tile, it is gone forever. Firefox does not prompt me to restore it. I am running the current ver. of Firefox. I even uninstalled/re-installed to see if that had an effect, it did not. Windows7, Firefox 27.0.1

Asked by trenticle 6 years ago

Last reply by Gingerbread Man 6 years ago

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Firefox crashes

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Asked by Kumaresan_65 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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how do I get firefox to place photos from my e-mails into "iPhoto"??

I had safari before, now have firefox.....firefox will only let me put photos from e-mails into "downloads". I want them in iPhoto, but they will not go from firefox nor… (read more)

I had safari before, now have firefox.....firefox will only let me put photos from e-mails into "downloads". I want them in iPhoto, but they will not go from firefox nor from downloads now....unless I switch back to safari and safari is extremely slow and sometimes does not work at all.  ????????

Asked by rtmac 6 years ago

Last reply by Moses 6 years ago

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I need to erase a faulty email address,when I try to use the new correct one it inserts the old one

there was a fault on a gmail address,I got the correct address &the first time I used Firefox without linking it worked fine now it keeps picking up wrong address,how… (read more)

there was a fault on a gmail address,I got the correct address &the first time I used Firefox without linking it worked fine now it keeps picking up wrong address,how do I get rid of gmail from Firefox

Asked by ralphy1601 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago