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Firefox stops working after a few minutes or open tabs

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1340999] I have used Firefox for many years, but last year it started to stop working for no obvious reason and afte… (read more)

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I have used Firefox for many years, but last year it started to stop working for no obvious reason and after playing around with it for a while I started using another browser. However, I am Firefox user at heart and so recently installed the latest version (89). However, the same problem exists. I have:

- started in safe mode - eliminated all extensions - I am using a completely new profile

I can start up Firefox and it works for a few minutes , then with 4+ tabs open (not sure if that is relevant) it stops work - tabs don't load. I can write in the address bar, but nothing will then load up.

When I close the browser down it appears to close down normally, but when I restart (immediately or minutes later) I get a box saying an "Firefox is already running but not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

Is it a sync problem?

Look forward to getting any help/suggestions.

Rob

Asked by robdover 5 hours ago

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bing search typing auto goes into address bar

I just updated to Firefox v.89.0. When I open up a new tab, I get my Bing search engine with a text box in the middle of the page. When I start typing in this text box,… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox v.89.0. When I open up a new tab, I get my Bing search engine with a text box in the middle of the page. When I start typing in this text box, my typing automatically goes instead into the address text box. Prior to this version of Firefox, my typing stayed the in Bing (or Google, etc.) search text box. I've tried to look up solutions which sent me to About:config keyword.enabled and other settings but nothing I've tried fixes this problem. I want my search in the larger (Bing) search text box, not in the address (urlbar) text box which is much smaller text. As I said, prior to this version of FIrefox, my typing stayed in the search text box and didn't automatically get moved into the address text box. Please advise.

Asked by Khasar 2 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 2 days ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Missing "Page Actions" button (ellipse, 3 dots)

The "Page Actions" button (the ellipse, or, 3 dots) that was in the row of functions following the address bar is missing. It was really handy and I used it a lot, espec… (read more)

The "Page Actions" button (the ellipse, or, 3 dots) that was in the row of functions following the address bar is missing. It was really handy and I used it a lot, especially for taking a screen shot. How can I get that button back? Thanks.

Asked by jabarnas 4 hours ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 4 hours ago

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No text showing, only images from today on one news website.

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but th… (read more)

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but that hasn't fixed it. Safari is okay though. Mac 10.11.6 and FF 78.10.1esr Thanks for any tips, can't do without a proper newspaper. Kryters.

Asked by kryten 3 weeks ago

Answered by kryten 7 hours ago

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problem in charts in some sites like binance and etc

hi, i have a Seriously problem in charts in sites like binance but in other browsers there is not such a problem. the problem is when i move the mouse in the chart sudden… (read more)

hi, i have a Seriously problem in charts in sites like binance but in other browsers there is not such a problem. the problem is when i move the mouse in the chart suddenly the chart crash somehow and all the cursor traces became visible and i see lots of Vertical and Horizontal line that shouldn't be there. i have deleted and reinstalled firefox once i have updated my firefox to last version i have deleted all old firefox data i have updated adobe flash player but still the problem exist. please someone help me fix it

Asked by xxxneo2009 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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search bar vs address bar

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and … (read more)

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and the text appeared in and below the box.

The address bar, at the top of the screen, was where I typed addresses. They both did their respective jobs well.

Starting a few days ago, attempts to type in the search bar (under the Firefox logo) resulted in a mixture of suggestions, addresses, sites visited etc, appearing in and below the address bar (at the top of the page).

Is it no longer possible to have separate search and address bars? I've poked around in settings and while I've at least managed to turn the address bar into something like a search bar (no addresses or history), this seems like a second best solution - it was useful as an address bar, just as the search bar was useful as a search bar. I've lost some functionality.

Is the search bar on the home page now just a decoration? Can it be made to function again as such - offering nothing but suggestions/auto-completions? Is this an update, or a glitch in my install?

Asked by ptd55 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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My homepage and other windows open minimized when launching firefox instead of full screen as they always had previously

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried … (read more)

For the last week or two now when I launch firefox my homepage and other windows open in minimized half screen instead of full screen as they previously did. I've tried to locate solutions but so far have found none. Thank you, C

Asked by newlivingway 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Error message accessing web site

Hi all, I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressin… (read more)

Hi all,

I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressing F5 gets me to the site. This does not occur on Chrome, Edge or another PC with the same versions of FF and Win 10.

Running FF in troubleshoot mode does not resolve the issue, neither does clearing cache.

However, if I open google.com.au and search for bunnings, then click on the link in the result, I do not get the error.

Does any body have any ideas? AFAIK, it started when Bunnings moved to a new website design.

Regards,

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 1 day ago

Answered by OzSteveC 21 hours ago

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Random pages do not load correctly

Random pages do not load correctly. Sometimes pictures are obscured by a series of small green boxes or partially or wholly covered by a green box. The text appears in … (read more)

Random pages do not load correctly. Sometimes pictures are obscured by a series of small green boxes or partially or wholly covered by a green box. The text appears in these instances as either pink/purple or garbled. I have checked and rechecked all available help in the support section and followed all the suggestions. I have completely removed and reinstalled Firefox three times.

I'd like to keep Firefox as my primary browser. Please help!

Asked by bb.bubbab 22 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 22 hours ago

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New 'Home' screen dislike: Is there a way to prevent google searches in addfress bar?

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and… (read more)

The new version 89.0.1 forces Google to search in the address bar. I dont like it. I cant read it. The results are not what I'm looking for. I want to retain old Home and ditto new Tabs with Google and Often-used 'favorites'. I cant disable it for Home or new tabs and I wish to keep my old home screen as it was and tuned to my taste.

Why the change without options to keep?

thanx

Asked by LowTech 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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"View Image Info" missing

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it bac… (read more)

I was recently automatically upgraded to a new version of Firefox (87.0). Now when I right-click on an image "View Image Info" is no longer available. How do I get it back? I'm a webmaster, and this feature is very important to me. Thanks.

Asked by bhartford 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Some Sites gets displayed on Black Ground making it useless.

Firefox recently had a update which was set to automatic and it notified that Firefox is updated. And later I found that some sites seems to be blacked making it useless … (read more)

Firefox recently had a update which was set to automatic and it notified that Firefox is updated. And later I found that some sites seems to be blacked making it useless just like in the image below. I tried these sites in Chrome, Edge but it seems fine but Firefox seems to have this issue. I've tried all possible configs but nothing help. So, Kindly help me out.

Thanks, Sri.

Asked by sriram_offcl 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Inexplicable black line appearing over my tab?

My firefox updated to the (horrible) new tabs, and now there's an incredibly annoying black line that appears over my Facebook tab that I can't find any way to get rid of… (read more)

My firefox updated to the (horrible) new tabs, and now there's an incredibly annoying black line that appears over my Facebook tab that I can't find any way to get rid of. What does this mean? What is it for? How do I kill this stupid thing? With the (terrible) way the new tabs distinguish between the active tab and the inactive tabs (basically just a slightly different, nearly indistinguishable shade of off-white), this black bar is the most striking visual element on my row of tabs, so it grabs the eye the way the active tab should, and it's confusing and distracting.

Asked by sparksinthesoftware 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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FF89 Tiny Font Size

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read. Facebook… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read.

Facebook is a culprit. Also OctoPi, a local service. Facebook, at least, uses rem units. Doesn't react to zooming in.

Debian 10 Buster

Asked by Tim Finley 1 week ago

Answered by Tim Finley 1 day ago

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words disappear from Gmail drafts in German

When I use Gmail in my up-to-date Firefox under Windows 10 or Linux and type e.g. "Leser und Leserinnen", then exit the draft and reopen it, "und Leserinnen" is gone. Thi… (read more)

When I use Gmail in my up-to-date Firefox under Windows 10 or Linux and type e.g. "Leser und Leserinnen", then exit the draft and reopen it, "und Leserinnen" is gone. This happens to all tested feminine forms ending with "-innen", even irregular or non-existing ones, if they follow the masculine form and " und " (both preceded and followed by exactly one space). The truncation is case insensitive, and when I type the feminine form first, "innen" will be cut, and " und [masculine]" as well. Turning off auto-correction didn't help. Also, when I send a mail containing such a double form, it arrives correctly, but in my sent mails " und [feminine]" is gone. However, when I then open "forward" or "reply" with repetition of the sent mail, the deleted words are back in place. None of this happens when I use another browser or an E-Mail client or the Gmail app on my phone, nor does it happen with other mail providers, not even when using Firefox. I know this sounds weird, as if there were an automatic "politically incorrect maker". But it is exactly what happens. I wonder if anyone can replicate the phenomenon or - even better, find out why it occurs.

Asked by danigold3067 3 months ago

Answered by dg7 1 day ago