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restore Cairo as rendering backend

Please restore Cairo as a rendering backend for Firefox. As you can see from the following screenshots, text renders much better with it than without it, even with MacTyp… (read more)

Please restore Cairo as a rendering backend for Firefox. As you can see from the following screenshots, text renders much better with it than without it, even with MacType installed and running. The first screenshot shows a web page in IceDragon, which still has Cairo. The second shows the same page in Firefox 69, which doesn't. The difference should be quite obvious.

Asked by JimFlasch 1 year ago

Last reply by JimFlasch 1 year ago

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"Firefox is already running, but not responding" error

Hello. I have been using Firefox off-and-on since the version 2.0, and there has been one bug that is plaguing me since 10+ years, and that is this error message that occ… (read more)

Hello. I have been using Firefox off-and-on since the version 2.0, and there has been one bug that is plaguing me since 10+ years, and that is this error message that occurs when I close down Firefox and try to immediately reopen it (sometimes I wait 2-3 seconds just to avoid this error to no avail).

I am using version 65.0.2 (x64) now on latest Windows 10 version (on an MSI laptop with a spec of Intel i7 8750H cpu, Kingston SSD, 16 gb dual channel RAM and Nvidia RTX 2070 graphics card) and have been encountering this bug daily, and it really became so annoying that I'm considering reverting back to Chrome (which NEVER had this bug). This problem usually occurs when my previous Firefox session had more than 4 or so tabs, etc. but it also occurs when I just try to close and reopen the Firefox to test if the bug persists and 1 out of 5 times I get this bug and have to wait around 10 seconds for Firefox to realize there is a leftover session and offer me to close it before being able to open a new tab/window.

I have tried removing the .lock file from the profile folder (which DOES NOT remove itself when I end my session and gets recreated each time I restart a session), checking off the read-only mark from the profile folder, creating another profile and disabling hardware accelerating; but none of these made the slightest impact on the frequency I experience this problem. This thread from official Mozilla support also didn't help (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-already-running-not-responding ).

Should I just accept that this is the way Firefox works and that I need to wait 5-6 sec or so before attempting to reopen Firefox (as suggested here https://www.howtogeek.com/131004/how-to-fix-the-firefox-is-already-running-error/ (which dates back to 2012 and saddens me deeply that 7 more years of development changed nothing on this front)), or shut the Firefox down each time by killing it from the Task Manager; or could there maybe a fix to this? I had recently ditched Chrome since it froze my computer (a very rare bug related to the newer Windows 10 versions which occured only once to me, but felt serious enough that I uninstalled it), but if I can't find a reliable fix to this problem, I will probably just go back to Chrome where the bugs won't affect my daily usage.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by Unbeknownst 2 years ago

Last reply by rdenney 1 year ago

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Firefox 65.0.2 inserts an extra carriage return on some forum posts I make - why?

I noticed that on some web site forums where I participate using Firefox as my browser that extra carriage returns are inserted without any action from me other than pres… (read more)

I noticed that on some web site forums where I participate using Firefox as my browser that extra carriage returns are inserted without any action from me other than pressing Enter at the end of a paragraph resulting in double spacing between paras. Investigation with the site admins revealed that other Firefox users are experience the same problem and describe it as "Irritating." I visited the relevant thread with Chrome as my browser and did not get the extra carriage returns. Chrome inserted only one carriage return on pressing Enter - no line spacing resulted - whereas Firefox inserted 2 carriage returns with a single press on the Enter key resulting in double lines inserted.

Can anyone help?

Asked by rabbithutch 2 years ago

Last reply by Oldengine 1 year ago

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Firefox deletes ALL cookies upon closing, but I have allow cookies for some sites. How can I save JUST the cookies for allowed sites?

Firefox deletes ALL cookies upon closing, but I have allow cookies for some sites. How can I save JUST the cookies for allowed sites? This used to work in Firefox. … (read more)

Firefox deletes ALL cookies upon closing, but I have allow cookies for some sites. How can I save JUST the cookies for allowed sites? This used to work in Firefox.

Asked by dave505 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Printing Issues

Firefox (Quantum) is not printing everything on a particular page -- it only prints about half of the information. But Chrome does print all of it. We use Firefox here at… (read more)

Firefox (Quantum) is not printing everything on a particular page -- it only prints about half of the information.

But Chrome does print all of it.

We use Firefox here at work so I enter the data on Firefox and use Chrome to print it. I'm so confused as to why Firefox is only printing half of the data but Chrome prints all of it.

I have tried everything from the "printing issues" troubleshooting page including resetting the printer settings and also removing all lines in the prefs.js file that start with print_.

Please help. Thanks!

Asked by jamesnvlss 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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When I click the star-shaped bookmarks icon on top right of home page, my bookmarks no longer drop down in a column, am forced to go into bookmarks menu to find

Would like to be able to click the bookmarks icon at top of page and see my bookmarks there instead of having to go into Bookmarks Menu or Other Bookmarks to see them. Re… (read more)

Would like to be able to click the bookmarks icon at top of page and see my bookmarks there instead of having to go into Bookmarks Menu or Other Bookmarks to see them. Recently had to reload Firefox program after some work on my PC and lost this option to simply click the icon on top right side of page to have them "drop down" below the icon. Would appreciate any help or guidance with this. Have Windows 7 operating system.

Asked by jimbo54 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Single click text box input not working.

It takes 2, 3, sometimes 4 times to click in an input text box to type. Restarted to safe mode didn't work. I tried in normal mode with all extensions and add-ons disable… (read more)

It takes 2, 3, sometimes 4 times to click in an input text box to type. Restarted to safe mode didn't work. I tried in normal mode with all extensions and add-ons disabled or off. Changed theme to normal. Disabled hardware acceleration. Uninstalled/reinstalled FF. None were successful. It works in Chrome and IE. I look at my keyboard to type cos I'm retarded. So when I click once and the page animates like it wants to select but it doesn't, I usually have typed an invisible paragraph before I realize I have been duped. It is not a huge thing, just annoying.

Asked by BumbleBeeTuna 2 years ago

Last reply by jimparker1 1 year ago

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can not add exception for content blocking - nor specify no block

having 65.0.1 of firefox installed on windows 10 now I have problem with content blocking on a specific screen in ibm.com I do not see any content click on keylock : lef… (read more)

having 65.0.1 of firefox installed on windows 10 now I have problem with content blocking on a specific screen in ibm.com I do not see any content click on keylock : left of address bar I see : content blocked but I can not specify : do not block as this is the only place you can add exceptions.. am I missing something - I already passed in many threads and docs, but could not find a hint thanks for all help best regards, Guy Przytula

Asked by Guy Przytula 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Why has FF stopped supporting Dashlane Password Manager?

I use Dashlane PW manager and since updating FF, FF states it can no longer verify this and has disabled it. I have used FF forever and this is not good. Is this a pe… (read more)

I use Dashlane PW manager and since updating FF, FF states it can no longer verify this and has disabled it.

I have used FF forever and this is not good.

Is this a permanent change or just an oversight? If this is permanent, I will get rid of FF before I get rid of Dashlane.

Asked by JodyS 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Does firefox throttle JS or video playback when not focused?

I frequently leave Firefox open with a video stream from twitch.tv full-screened on a second monitor while doing other things (playing games, text editing, etc). If I lea… (read more)

I frequently leave Firefox open with a video stream from twitch.tv full-screened on a second monitor while doing other things (playing games, text editing, etc). If I leave Firefox untouched for long enough (more than a couple minutes, less than an hour) playback will start to stutter or lag (usually video first, eventually audio as well). Clicking Firefox or alt-tabbing very frequently fixes the issue, playback immediately becomes smooth. This is not a recent change, I've observed this behavior for months and finally decided to ask about it.

I have no proof that this is a browser issue. It could be a site-specific issue, (I see it most often on twitch but I have also seen it on other video sites like youtube), an OS issue, or something else.

That said, I could easily imagine it being an intentional browser feature - if Firefox is not focused, throttle JS execution and other resources to save power. In many cases this could be phrased as a feature for the user. Does such a feature, and is it configurable? I've looked through about:config and done some googling and find no mention, but I'm asking here to make sure.

Windows 10 Pro x64 - Firefox 65.0.2 x64

Asked by gshowell 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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dark background new tab flashes white, very annoying. no fix for FF or tor, any version any OS

Im just trying to have firefox have a dark theme, for everything. I want about:blank and about:newtab to be black background. why is this so complicated? I had to sear… (read more)

Im just trying to have firefox have a dark theme, for everything. I want about:blank and about:newtab to be black background. why is this so complicated? I had to search for hours on this crap and write a custom css in chrome folder under default profile. I have it dark now but now it still flashes BRIGHT WHITE for a second before loading black. This shouldnt be so convoluted to fix. By the way, dark/black should be the default theme for every browser on planet earth. It would save millions from eyestrain/damage from harmful blue LED light from computer monitors and phone screens. Ive already selected default Dark Theme under themes. I tried the extension, Dark Background with Light Text. It now has interference from my custom css file I created, and wont work properly. Furthermore I cant change the new tab background on torbrowser either which is based off of firefox. Come on FF fix this nonsense, make customizing a theme EASY. its the simplest part of a website, the styling. And the fact that I click Dark Theme and everything should be dark, ITS NOT. about : blank and new tab are still GLARING WHITE! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Asked by kingfitz 2 years ago

Last reply by Eldar Value 1 year ago

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DARK MODE I NEED DARK MODE NOTHING WORKS HELPPP

i need dark mode for firefox, no themes work, the built in dark theme option doesn't work, sure darkreader works for non-firefox websites but not for firefox protected we… (read more)

i need dark mode for firefox, no themes work, the built in dark theme option doesn't work, sure darkreader works for non-firefox websites but not for firefox protected websites and they're all light mode with no dark mode

i was gonna switch to firefox but if there is no darkmode i am not gonna use it

Asked by Terrain 2 years ago

Answered by MsArrrrrrrr 2 years ago

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Set default window size

Hello, I love FF and have used it for many years. However, every time I open it, I have to adjust the initial window size and then at least 1 more new window. I am using… (read more)

Hello,

I love FF and have used it for many years. However, every time I open it, I have to adjust the initial window size and then at least 1 more new window. I am using 65.0.2 64 bit on a Windows 7 machine. I was reading and saw a suggestion to use the command line switches to set the window width and height. So I made a shortcut with the target line as "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -height 850 -width 1800. This doesn't work. So what am I doing wrong or is there an easier way to accomplish this? I am very surprised that there is nothing in the about:config that would allow this type of customization. I also am baffled at what window size is presumed by FF.

Thanks for your help in advance!

Asked by RHB10 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox renders text incorrectly.

This is a 2019 bump to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1221476 . Firefox renders text incorrectly. It uses DirectWrite, which is incorrect, it should use GDI … (read more)

This is a 2019 bump to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1221476 .

Firefox renders text incorrectly. It uses DirectWrite, which is incorrect, it should use GDI to render text. In all the next updates please immediately rewrite the Microsoft Windows renderer sourcecode to render all text with GDI.

Asked by PiotrGrochowski 2 years ago

Last reply by PiotrGrochowski 1 year ago

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Facebook groups

I am using my browser to access some private/closed Facebook Groups and it does not allow me to create posts in groups. I can create posts on my Facebook page or on othe… (read more)

I am using my browser to access some private/closed Facebook Groups and it does not allow me to create posts in groups. I can create posts on my Facebook page or on other pages, but not in private groups. Anyone else having this problem and is there a fix?

Asked by pebz01 2 years ago

Last reply by natt9otr 1 year ago

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Content blocking and Disconnect

I have read a recent article from the Howtogeek website concerning Firefox Content Blocking. They suggest that Firefox has teamed up with Disconnect to provide this funct… (read more)

I have read a recent article from the Howtogeek website concerning Firefox Content Blocking. They suggest that Firefox has teamed up with Disconnect to provide this function.

I already have the Disconnect add-on installed. My question is, do I need to keep this add-on? If I remove the add-on, will all of the functions still be covered by Firefox Content Blocking ?

I am using version 65 of Firefox.

Asked by GrahamSR 2 years ago

Last reply by Alison 1 year ago

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All of a sudden cannot run videos in Firefox but run in Edge

Just recently (late Feb 2019) all videos stopped running - they start for a second or two and then freeze - they appear to be in a run mode but there is no movement - app… (read more)

Just recently (late Feb 2019) all videos stopped running - they start for a second or two and then freeze - they appear to be in a run mode but there is no movement - applies to videos on MSN, Facebook, and other apps - just started happening - they did work right after 1809 update occurred - Edge has no problem - downloaded videos have no problem (usually MP4 format) - tried all offered solutions to no avail.

Asked by Techproblem 2 years ago

Answered by Techproblem 2 years ago