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If I leave a Tab to look up something, and return to the tab, Firefox reloads the entire page

I have used Firefox for 10 or 20 years and have not encountered this before. New computer running Windows 11 Home. New Firefox install. If I am writing a message in any … (read more)

I have used Firefox for 10 or 20 years and have not encountered this before.

New computer running Windows 11 Home. New Firefox install. If I am writing a message in any forum or social media site, and I need to look-up some info or the name of a place or product and I use another tab to do that, when I return to the original tab, Firefox reloads the entire page again instead of just returning me to the post that was being written without reloading the entire page. It can be a severe waste of time trying to find the post I was in the middle of once the entire tab reloads when the site is a busy place with lots of new and updated posts.

I've been through Firefox settings but did not see anything that seemed to be related to this issue, but perhaps the wording/description of the needed setting wasn't clear.

Asked by dougbbn 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Break in Firefox email to links in web

when I click on links to take me to website through my email in Thunderbird that I will get an error message that reads "we could not verify the certificate, reason=wrong… (read more)

when I click on links to take me to website through my email in Thunderbird that I will get an error message that reads "we could not verify the certificate, reason=wronghost"

Do you get the error in Thunderbird or in the browser? What browser?

   But, if I copy link and copy into browser it works fine. 

Is that the same browser as the one which opens when you click the link in Thunderbird (a.k.a. your default browser)?

In answer to these questions: I use Chrome or Duck Duck Go. Duck Duck Go is my default browser. If I copy and paste link from email in browser it opens, but if I click on link in email I get the error message above. Also when you reply the email is a do not reply email so I can't reply back. Please include a good email so I can answer any questions you may have. Thank you

Asked by mmikkola914 2 hours ago

Please pleeeeese add support for progressive web apps

Please add support for progressive web apps to firefox, it is the only reason why I have stopped using firefox in preference of chrome. Without this feature, we can't use… (read more)

Please add support for progressive web apps to firefox, it is the only reason why I have stopped using firefox in preference of chrome. Without this feature, we can't use websites in split screen without the search bar area eating into the web page.

Asked by Abu Khair 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

slow response from websites. With 1Gbps from comcast I can watch the screen paint a picture. Using Edge, pictures pop right up.

I have a 1 Gbps line from Comcast. I have a new HP desktop PC, 32 GB Ram. Speed tests from several test sites confirm good line speed. When I sign in to my email provi… (read more)

I have a 1 Gbps line from Comcast. I have a new HP desktop PC, 32 GB Ram. Speed tests from several test sites confirm good line speed. When I sign in to my email provider using Firefox, the circle on the screen goes round and round for up to 20 seconds. Not so with MS Edge. When I select an image to view using Firefox, I can watch the screen being painted. Not so with MS Edge. I have had slow responses from several other websites. Comcast has come out to my house twice to verify line speed. No problems found. Firefox appears to be the bottleneck at this point. Please help.

Thanks..........Bob

Asked by mrjedi2u1 4 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 hours ago

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I can't turn off SafeSearch, set on Strict by default

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue? … (read more)

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue?

Asked by lu 1 day ago

Answered by lu 5 hours ago

Upgrade to 123.0 Is a Disaster

I've just been upgraded to Firefox 123.0 on my PC and it has not gone well. 1. None of my opened tabs were there. There was just 1 tabs announcing the new version.. 2. I … (read more)

I've just been upgraded to Firefox 123.0 on my PC and it has not gone well. 1. None of my opened tabs were there. There was just 1 tabs announcing the new version.. 2. I tried to sync from my laptop and the tabs all say "New Tab". When I "Select All Tabs" and Refreshed, they just continuously circle and do not load. This is the worst upgrade I have ever seen. The browser is totally useless now, because I cant get anything to run. Can I go back to a prior version?

Asked by jazzybob 10 hours ago

Last reply by jazzybob 6 hours ago

Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 17 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 10 hours ago

No sound

I just installed Firefox due to issues with my games not working properly in Chrome. My game is working but I cannot get sound to work. I have checked all the settings … (read more)

I just installed Firefox due to issues with my games not working properly in Chrome. My game is working but I cannot get sound to work. I have checked all the settings that I can see and no luck. Please advise. The issue is in Jigsaw World.

Asked by kelyns123 1 day ago

Last reply by zeroknight 11 hours ago

Firefox crashes

Whenever firefox has multiple tabs open and on any single tab youtube is running i find youtube to crash lag and even crack itself by audio playing with struck video. FYI… (read more)

Whenever firefox has multiple tabs open and on any single tab youtube is running i find youtube to crash lag and even crack itself by audio playing with struck video. FYI the same issue is not experienced in other browsers like brave for instance . I hope you provide attention to this problem and solve this issue as soon as possible and as I mostly use firefox to browse and use its dev tools.

Asked by aftab98856 1 month ago

Last reply by aftab98856 11 hours ago

Didn't there used to be a second search bar so you wouldn't have to retype your search terms?

In older versions of Firefox, wasn't there a smaller second search bar to the right of the main search bar where you could enter your search terms and not lose them when … (read more)

In older versions of Firefox, wasn't there a smaller second search bar to the right of the main search bar where you could enter your search terms and not lose them when the search results came up? I hate having to retype my search terms after getting my results.

Asked by J Edwards 11 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 11 hours ago

Site access permisssions

Hello I am having trouble allowing access to Microsoft 365 i've tried looking in privacy and security settings but when I go to permisssions and look up the site for mi… (read more)

Hello I am having trouble allowing access to Microsoft 365 i've tried looking in privacy and security settings but when I go to permisssions and look up the site for microsoft 365 nothing comes up. I just need to allow full access to microsoft so I can do my assignment.

Asked by t.r.matthews1002 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Sync Problem

Yesterday, I ran a format on my computer with Firefox in installed on it. When I tried to recover my settings, history and bookmarks later using sync after logging in to … (read more)

Yesterday, I ran a format on my computer with Firefox in installed on it. When I tried to recover my settings, history and bookmarks later using sync after logging in to my account nothing happened. Can you please help me recover my data? Thanks in advance.

Asked by spider.adeeb 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

Bug: No fonts and colors are copied when copying text from any website and pasting to any application

Steps to reproduce: Open any website with latest Firefox version on latest Windows 11 Home OS version Copy any text that has a font or color Paste it to any other… (read more)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Open any website with latest Firefox version on latest Windows 11 Home OS version
  2. Copy any text that has a font or color
  3. Paste it to any other website or desktop application

Expected behavior: Pasted text has the same font and color as copied text

Actual behavior: Pasted text has the same font and color as in the cursor position of the destination application's text editor.

Found workarounds: Use Chrome, Edge or any other browser.

Bug reproduced on 2 computers with and without Firefox extensions.

Asked by robert.peetsalu 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago