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Random Total Freezes

For a while now, I've been having recurring issues with Firefox desktop freezing and becoming totally unresponsive. If there's any pattern to what causes it, I haven't be… (read more)

For a while now, I've been having recurring issues with Firefox desktop freezing and becoming totally unresponsive. If there's any pattern to what causes it, I haven't been able to notice it; sometimes it happens as soon as I open the browser, sometimes it happens after several hours, sometimes it happens twice in ten minutes, sometimes it happens twice in a few hours (however, I can count the number of days it's happened less than twice in one day in the past few weeks on the fingers of one hand). When the browser freezes, it becomes totally unresponsive - it doesn't fade or display "Not Responding", and Task Manager shows nothing abnormal, but it doesn't accept any input at all, any video or other animated material that may have been displaying freezes, and it can only be "fixed" by force quitting from the task manager and reopening. This is exclusively a firefox issue; other programs open at the same time as the browser freezes are not affected.

The only real lead I have as to what could be going on is that sometimes, things don't freeze all at once, but in a cascading effect. For example, tabs, bookmarks, etc. might not highlight when moused over, but still accept the clicks, or selecting another tab might causes the address bar to display the URL of the selected tab, but the screen displayed in the window will not change. Once these cascading changes start, they generally progress to total freeze before I have a chance to do much with that information (only a few seconds), but it's unusual enough behavior to be worth noticing.

Things I've already tried that haven't fixed the issue:

  • Reducing the number of tabs used and otherwise reducing Firefox's system resource usage has not impacted the problem in any way.
  • Running in Troubleshoot Mode has not had a consistent effect on the problem (the most recent time I did, the browser ran stably for longer than I could stand to use the internet without my ad blocker, but this is only one data point in an already inconsistent spread; prior instances of the problem have occurred in Troubleshoot Mode)
  • Disabling hardware acceleration has not fixed the issue.
  • The issue has persisted through multiple refreshes and at least one full uninstall and clean reinstall.
  • The issue persisted after creating and switching to a new profile multiple times.
  • The issue persisted after renaming places.sqlite
  • The issue persisted after clearing cache and cookies multiple times.
  • The issue persisted after clearing downloads and history.
  • And very likely some other stuff that I'm forgetting, I've been trying to fix this on my own for a while now.

Asked by 8bitorne 1 month ago

Last reply by 8bitorne 3 weeks ago

Profile switching

I recently switched from windows to Linux, and was using it for 3 months now. It was due to window recall Feature. But still i was using chrome as default and daily brows… (read more)

I recently switched from windows to Linux, and was using it for 3 months now. It was due to window recall Feature. But still i was using chrome as default and daily browser. I wanted to explore firefox, its great actually, except 2 things which might need me to switch back to chrome or brave.

1. it don't have fu**king Profile switch, I mean i use 11 Profiles On Chrome, most people still use 2-4 profiles, how can we move to a browser that dont support profiles. I know we can add profiles by "about:Profiles" I tried it. It worked but guess what? To switch profile i have to manually go to that page to launch it. So much time consuming and frustrating. Why not simply add a btn on profile pic like chrome to switch profiles?

2. Add-ons is good thing, but there should be a way to install things from chrome web store, i not found any.

If firefox can fix these two things firefox can simply grow back to 30+ % market share, but if not people will just test l;like me and go.

Asked by Amanullah 4 weeks ago

Last reply by TechHorse 3 weeks ago

Firefox maintained and released by mozilla

Hi folks, I'd like to obtain some clarity on provenance aspects of Firefox released as a Flatpak. I see in this article that one of the options is to use flatpak packag… (read more)

Hi folks,

I'd like to obtain some clarity on provenance aspects of Firefox released as a Flatpak.

I see in this article that one of the options is to use flatpak package: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

Is this article produced / reviewed by mozilla? Is flatpak an officially trusted, backed by mozilla, means of installing firefox on a system?

On flathub one can observe the "Verified" seal which indicates that such package is developed and maintained by original package developers (in case Mozilla). One can also observe in multiple forums here and there that mozilla is the one that builds and maintain this package.

Though a seal is nice, and users opinions are ok, it would be good to have artifacts that would evidence better this relationship. Also, would be good to have this officially stated in mozilla's website, under "Download options and other languages" section, something like "you can also safely install firefox through the flatpak package available on flathub which is developed / maintained / signed by mozilla itself".

Or maybe all of this information is around and i am just not able to link it together.

Thanks

Asked by Fred 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

2nd "Other" folder in bookmarks that is linked to the original

I have a 2nd identical "other" folder located in the "other" folder. They are somehow linked to each other, so that if I try to delete a bookmark under the 2nd duplicate … (read more)

I have a 2nd identical "other" folder located in the "other" folder. They are somehow linked to each other, so that if I try to delete a bookmark under the 2nd duplicate one, it deletes it from both. If I select something in one folder and then click on the second one that selected item shows under the second as well. I don't want two folders but cannot delete or change anything or it deletes the original as well. Other than restoring an old bookmark backup to replace this defective one does anyone have any solution to fixing this? Thanks Cheers

Asked by Chelle 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Add shortcut button disappeared

I added my own shortcuts and deleted all the preset ones (Wikipedia, Twitter, Amazon etc). On deleting the last one of the default ones, the 'Add a shortcut' button has c… (read more)

I added my own shortcuts and deleted all the preset ones (Wikipedia, Twitter, Amazon etc). On deleting the last one of the default ones, the 'Add a shortcut' button has completely disappeared. Is there another way to create a shortcut?

Asked by Barbara D. 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

Lost bookmarks

Hello, Relevant system referenced below: MacBook Pro 2021 Mac OS 14.5 Firefox 126.0.1 (64-bit) Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.11 (7673) I have a case of vanishing bookmarks. I… (read more)

Hello,

Relevant system referenced below:

MacBook Pro 2021 Mac OS 14.5 Firefox 126.0.1 (64-bit) Carbon Copy Cloner 6.1.11 (7673)

I have a case of vanishing bookmarks. I quit Firefox last evening with command-Q as I’ve done a thousand times before. When I launched it this morning I was greeted with Firefox with an empty Bookmarks Toolbar and “Getting started” message. I opened a Manage Bookmarks window and everything there was empty too. I found, as well, that all of my saved UIDs and passwords were gone except for three, two of which I haven’t used in months. Weird.

Next I opened Firefox Help and found information about Troubleshooting Mode; I restarted in troubleshooting mode but nothing had changed. After restarting in normal mode, I tried Restoring Bookmarks; I chose Manage Bookmarks from the dropdown and then clicked the button in the Library window. Restore showed only one file and it was created today with only 14 items. Selecting Choose File… showed Desktop with Old Firefox Data highlighted. In that folder was only w34y3u9y…628 folder. From there I selected bookmarkbackups and the only file there was bookmarks-2024-06-06_11…lz4, a file created at 3:33 today. I found the key4.db file and it was created at 3:33 today.


I have Carbon Copy Cloner and use it for a weekly backup to a remote SSD drive. There are a year's-worth or so of weekly backups on that device. I tried trashing Firefox and reinstalling it from last week’s backup. While this worked, it didn’t solve the issue; it was still like a fresh copy of Firefox with no bookmarks.

I’m hopeful that I can restore the bulk of the lost bookmarks from CCC but I have no clue as to which files/folders to restore and I don’t want to guess. If you think this is possible, please tell me which files or folders to replace. Should I delete the files to be replaced from the current system and if so where are they located? I’m comfortable using Terminal for basic purposes but need explicit directions for entering commands and navigating to locations or files.

Thanks for your time,

David

Asked by wuzupdc 1 month ago

Last reply by wuzupdc 1 month ago

Picture In Picture mode isnt sticky

Im using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Intel cpu I7 9th gen NVIDIA gpu but i disabled it My problem is that the Picture in Picture mode isnt sticky if i press anything it vanishes fro… (read more)

Im using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Intel cpu I7 9th gen NVIDIA gpu but i disabled it My problem is that the Picture in Picture mode isnt sticky if i press anything it vanishes from view.

Asked by Mcmunhuu 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

After the last FF update, I can only connect to FF

After the last FF update, I can only connect to FF ... no other website! I did a system restore to an earlier date which seemed to make it worse. Absolutely zero content … (read more)

After the last FF update, I can only connect to FF ... no other website! I did a system restore to an earlier date which seemed to make it worse. Absolutely zero content appears on any website I choose to go to. The tab shows the name of the website, however it doesn't "connect."

Please help me rectify this challenge. Thank you.

Asked by TruthAndLight 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

OCSP querying despite being disabled

Good day, I was experiencing a time related issue when my system clock was unexpectedly lagging behind. I was trying to connect to my https proxy while noticing. I had d… (read more)

Good day,

I was experiencing a time related issue when my system clock was unexpectedly lagging behind. I was trying to connect to my https proxy while noticing. I had disabled ocsp querying and hard-fail to avoid any issues. So far, nothing was out of the ordinary. What really surprised me however, was that i was getting the OCSP_FUTURE_RESPONSE error all of a sudden. It should have never attempted querying the ocsp server in the first place. why then am i getting this error message?

Asked by Flin234 1 month ago

I am getting notificantion from a site I visted on firefox on my windows

I visted a web site once and left after trying to watch a some movies without any success. Now my firefox are sending notification to my deasktop from this website. But t… (read more)

I visted a web site once and left after trying to watch a some movies without any success. Now my firefox are sending notification to my deasktop from this website. But the site is no longer opened in my browser. I tried to to run the antivirus but nothing was found. I checked for any extension and nothing as well. The notification are coming from the firefox itself and I dont know why. And I dont know how to stop it.

Asked by fernando100zxy 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

I lost my password. Made new password. Found old recovery key.

I found my old password Firefox recovery key after I already changed my password and got a new recovery key. Can I use my old recovery key to get back all the things (eg… (read more)

I found my old password Firefox recovery key after I already changed my password and got a new recovery key. Can I use my old recovery key to get back all the things (eg bookmarks) that may have gone missing with the switch to a new password?

Asked by wpearson8 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

In a hacked computer, using Firefox, I see the content-security-policy for chatgpt includes chrome-extension://iaiigpefkbhgjcmcmffmfkpmhemdhdnj Would this extension be installed in the computer?

Below is the content-security-policy Firefox loads for chatGPT: default-src 'self'; script-src 'self' 'nonce-eec8ce04-1f27-4481-8ed6-b8f877eef280' 'wasm-unsafe-eval' cha… (read more)

Below is the content-security-policy Firefox loads for chatGPT:

default-src 'self'; script-src 'self' 'nonce-eec8ce04-1f27-4481-8ed6-b8f877eef280' 'wasm-unsafe-eval' chatgpt.com/ces https://*.chatgpt.com https://*.chatgpt.com/ https://*.oaistatic.com https://api.openai.com https://chat.openai.com https://chatgpt.com/ https://chatgpt.com/backend-anon https://chatgpt.com/backend-api https://chatgpt.com/graphql https://chatgpt.com/public-api https://chatgpt.com/voice https://jidori.g1.internal.services.openai.org https://oaistatic.com https://snc.apps.openai.com https://snc.chatgpt.com/backend/se https://tcr9i.chat.openai.com https://tcr9i.chatgpt.com/ wss://*.chatgpt.com wss://*.chatgpt.com/; script-src-elem 'self' 'nonce-eec8ce04-1f27-4481-8ed6-b8f877eef280' 'sha256-RvbVrdDS11FSnQaULCOgXPA5u0nMP2Im1d2pGiRBGC4=' 'sha256-eMuh8xiwcX72rRYNAGENurQBAcH7kLlAUQcoOri3BIo=' auth0.openai.com challenges.cloudflare.com chatgpt.com/ces https://*.chatgpt.com https://*.chatgpt.com/ https://*.oaistatic.com https://api.openai.com https://apis.google.com https://chat.openai.com https://chatgpt.com/ https://chatgpt.com/backend-anon https://chatgpt.com/backend-api https://chatgpt.com/graphql https://chatgpt.com/public-api https://chatgpt.com/voice https://docs.google.com https://jidori.g1.internal.services.openai.org https://js.live.net/v7.2/OneDrive.js https://oaistatic.com https://snc.apps.openai.com https://snc.chatgpt.com/backend/se https://tcr9i.chat.openai.com https://tcr9i.chatgpt.com/ https://www-onepick-opensocial.googleusercontent.com wss://*.chatgpt.com wss://*.chatgpt.com/; img-src * 'self' blob: data: https: https://docs.google.com https://drive-thirdparty.googleusercontent.com https://ssl.gstatic.com; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' chatgpt.com/ces https://*.chatgpt.com https://*.chatgpt.com/ https://*.oaistatic.com https://api.openai.com https://chat.openai.com https://chatgpt.com/ https://chatgpt.com/backend-anon https://chatgpt.com/backend-api https://chatgpt.com/graphql https://chatgpt.com/public-api https://chatgpt.com/voice https://jidori.g1.internal.services.openai.org https://oaistatic.com https://snc.apps.openai.com https://snc.chatgpt.com/backend/se https://tcr9i.chat.openai.com https://tcr9i.chatgpt.com/ wss://*.chatgpt.com wss://*.chatgpt.com/; font-src 'self' data: https://*.oaistatic.com https://fonts.gstatic.com; connect-src 'self' *.oaiusercontent.com api-iam.intercom.io api-js.mixpanel.com browser-intake-datadoghq.com chatgpt.com/ces fileserviceuploadsperm.blob.core.windows.net http://0.0.0.0:* http://localhost:* https://*.chatgpt.com https://*.chatgpt.com/ https://*.oaistatic.com https://api.onedrive.com https://api.openai.com https://chat.openai.com https://chatgpt.com/ https://chatgpt.com/backend-anon https://chatgpt.com/backend-api https://chatgpt.com/graphql https://chatgpt.com/public-api https://chatgpt.com/voice https://content.googleapis.com https://docs.google.com https://events.statsigapi.net https://featuregates.org https://graph.microsoft.com https://jidori.g1.internal.services.openai.org https://oaistatic.com https://snc.apps.openai.com https://snc.chatgpt.com/backend/se https://tcr9i.chat.openai.com https://tcr9i.chatgpt.com/ https://www.googleapis.com o33249.ingest.sentry.io statsigapi.net wss://*.chatgpt.com wss://*.chatgpt.com/ wss://*.intercom.io wss://*.webpubsub.azure.com; frame-src challenges.cloudflare.com https://*.sharepoint.com https://content.googleapis.com https://docs.google.com https://onedrive.live.com https://tcr9i.chat.openai.com https://tcr9i.chatgpt.com/ js.stripe.com; worker-src 'self' blob:; media-src blob: 'self' *.oaiusercontent.com fileserviceuploadsperm.blob.core.windows.net https://cdn.openai.com https://persistent.oaistatic.com; frame-ancestors chrome-extension://iaiigpefkbhgjcmcmffmfkpmhemdhdnj; report-to chatgpt-csp-new; report-uri https://browser-intake-datadoghq.com/api/v2/logs?dd-api-key=pub1f79f8ac903a5872ae5f53026d20a77c&dd-evp-origin=content-security-policy&ddsource=csp-report&ddtags=version%3Achatgpt-csp-new

Notice that it includes " frame-ancestors chrome-extension://iaiigpefkbhgjcmcmffmfkpmhemdhdnj"

Would this extension be installed in the computer, kind of like the extensions that are loaded from Chrome (i.e., C:\Users\myUser\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\extensions_crx_cache)?

Thanx

Asked by cybertrapped 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Cannot interact Nature journals on firefox browser

I am using Firefox version 126.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS Ventura 13.0. I cannot interact with any Nature journal webpages (https://www.nature.com/ , https://www.nature.com/ne… (read more)

I am using Firefox version 126.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS Ventura 13.0. I cannot interact with any Nature journal webpages (https://www.nature.com/ , https://www.nature.com/neuro/ , etc). I can only scroll, no clicking on links, highlighting or anything else you might expect. Not sure if this is specific to my computer/browser/extensions or if others are experiencing this and what steps I might take to resolve?

Asked by Munib Hasnain 1 month ago

Last reply by Munib Hasnain 1 month ago

history deleted recover requsted this date 18\06\2024 this account firefox

I am writing to request assistance with recovering my deleted browsing history for my Firefox account. On June 18, 2024, I accidentally deleted my browsing history and I … (read more)

I am writing to request assistance with recovering my deleted browsing history for my Firefox account. On June 18, 2024, I accidentally deleted my browsing history and I am hoping there is a way to restore it.

Asked by mktsura 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Firefox not working

Firefox works only in troubleshoot mode, and will not copy and paste, I tried and deleted and re-installed, no change, is there a way to run a diagnostic? . other browse… (read more)

Firefox works only in troubleshoot mode, and will not copy and paste, I tried and deleted and re-installed, no change, is there a way to run a diagnostic? . other browsers are fine.

Asked by SunnyFilms 1 month ago

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Cannot add Amazon search engine to search toolbar

I am using Firefox 126.0 under Windows 10. I am trying to add search engines to the search toolbar. (Just to be clear, this is the search box that appears below the addr… (read more)

I am using Firefox 126.0 under Windows 10.

I am trying to add search engines to the search toolbar. (Just to be clear, this is the search box that appears below the address bar, not the address bar itself.)

I followed the instructions here. That worked fine for Wikipedia, Google Maps and YouTube. Then I tried to add Amazon UK. The Amazon icon is now present in the search box, but when I select it, I see this message:

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

I have no idea what this means or what to do about it.

(I also tried adding it from Settings > Search > Search Shortcuts, but Amazon does not appear on that list of search engines [unlike on my other computer]. I clicked "Find more search engines", but that brought up a list of 5,192 extensions, most of which seemed not be related to searching.)

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.

Mike

Asked by Mike L 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Context Menu, 7th item cannot open in New Tab

When I open a bookmark folder and right-click on the 7th item down I cannot select Open in New Tab because the context menu is jammed up against the top of the screen (I … (read more)

When I open a bookmark folder and right-click on the 7th item down I cannot select Open in New Tab because the context menu is jammed up against the top of the screen (I believe it is called the Title Bar where resides the date and some of the system menus,) and the Open in New Tab at the top of the context menu is present, will not highlight and cannot be selected with the mouse.

FF 126.0.1 Host: Laptop AB BIOS: INSYDE Corp. 3.19 (05/29/2023) OS: Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS x86_64 DE: GNOME 42.9 (x11) Kernel: Linux 6.8.0-76060800daily20240311-generic Shell: bash 5.1.16

Asked by qpackard 1 month ago

Last reply by qpackard 1 month ago

Pop-up blocked

My Firefox is the most recent version 126. I am having trouble with pop-ups being blocked. I have added the website to the pop-up exception list. When I go to the site, i… (read more)

My Firefox is the most recent version 126. I am having trouble with pop-ups being blocked. I have added the website to the pop-up exception list. When I go to the site, it shows me the little icon showing I have added exceptions for this site. However; the pop-up still gets blocked.

The site is: https://www.foxit.com/ I try clicking the Log In drop down then Foxit Account. Before this would pop-up the log in screen for the site but since version 125, it does not. I just updated to version 126 to see if that resolved it before creating this post but it didn't. Thus I am here trying to get help.

Asked by Kevin 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago