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Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (read more)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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I need a key for "reload tab", not "reload" page.

Often I open a new tab & it's bugged. (It displays fine but the "right click" menu doesn't work.) The fix is right clicking the tab itself (at the very top) & t… (read more)

Often I open a new tab & it's bugged. (It displays fine but the "right click" menu doesn't work.)

The fix is right clicking the tab itself (at the very top) & then clicking "reload tab".

Is there a hotkey for this instead? I hoped ^{f5} would work (control f5) but it didn't seem to.

Asked by rosewoodmahogany 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

Why do changing ads on Washington Post keep freezing my computer screen (Macs 12.7.2)? I don't have an ad blocker installed.

I thought I could turn off my ad blocker just for the Washington Post, but I discovered upon searching that I don't have an ad blocker installed. So why does the page fre… (read more)

I thought I could turn off my ad blocker just for the Washington Post, but I discovered upon searching that I don't have an ad blocker installed. So why does the page freeze up when the ad at the side of my screen changes? This doesn't seem to happen on any of the other sites I use.

Asked by mmartha61 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

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How to disable language-aware word selection when double-clicking on text for certain language?

I want to disable the "language-aware word selection when double-clicking on text" feature that shipped in 122.0 (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/122.0/releasenotes… (read more)

I want to disable the "language-aware word selection when double-clicking on text" feature that shipped in 122.0 (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/122.0/releasenotes/)

This new feature is cool, but it has actually slowed down the speed at which I select text. Originally, I could double-click to select an entire sentence, but now a double-click only selects a single word.

It would be great if there was a way to disable this feature for a specific language.

Thank you.

Asked by jamie94 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Email images not displaying on Mozilla

Hi there. I use mailjet for sending email newsletters and campaigns. The images that i was uploading into the mailjet templates where displaying fine both on mailjet and … (read more)

Hi there. I use mailjet for sending email newsletters and campaigns. The images that i was uploading into the mailjet templates where displaying fine both on mailjet and when sent to mozilla firefox users.

The problem is that for 10 days now; when i upload images in mailjet and sending newsletters; the images are not displaying in mozilla. In contrast, when i use chrome everything displays fine, both mailjet and email accounts.

I had a long chat history with mailjet support and they requested to follow these instructions to fix this issue first: https://documentation.mailjet.com/hc/en-us/articles/360058211453-Why-are-my-images-not-displayed-missing-in-the-Email-Editor I did this but i had no success so they requested me to use chrome instead of mozilla. But that is not the solution of the problem because this must address all different browser users.

Can you please help me on this?

Thank you,

Asked by St P 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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IE Tab extension...

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work … (read more)

There used to be an extension called "IE Tab". It allowed you to right click on the link, and open the site in a tab, using Internet Explorer, for sites that didn't work properly in Firefox. I was wondering if anybody knows of any similar extension that would do the same for Edge? I can't open Twitter (X) using Firefox anymore, but I can open it using Edge. I don't like Edge (obviously), but I have no choice. Thanks in advance!!!

Asked by carlrgoodwin 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

Backup

Last time I tried backing up my bookmarks, they were saved in a file that was basically a list, a list that can't be imported back to Firefox bookmarks, but just a list. … (read more)

Last time I tried backing up my bookmarks, they were saved in a file that was basically a list, a list that can't be imported back to Firefox bookmarks, but just a list. I would like to know if there's a way to actually export and import bookmarks with one click, rather than me having to add 200 pages from the list manually. When I tried importing the file, the list ended up somewhere random and not where bookmarks are

Asked by Devin M V 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

Web browser bug

Very often, recently, I can't communicate with an organization via their form on the WWW internet. After minutes of frustration, I change to a Chrome or Safari browser o… (read more)

Very often, recently, I can't communicate with an organization via their form on the WWW internet. After minutes of frustration, I change to a Chrome or Safari browser on my Mac, and it works just fine.

One of the problems is when filling out a form, Firefox says over and over there is an error. Safari takes that same data just fine, no error.

There are others, but I'll have to wait until Firefox fails again since it's not that easy to reproduce what happened days or weeks ago!

Asked by forrest1 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Outlook automatically links to Microsoft Edge

Firefox is my default browser. Up until a few months ago, if I clicked a link in an Outlook email, it took me to Firefox and opened the site. Now it takes me to Microso… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser. Up until a few months ago, if I clicked a link in an Outlook email, it took me to Firefox and opened the site. Now it takes me to Microsoft Edge.

At the same time, another problem arose, albeit minor. When I am using Firefox and attempt to email a link, there is a message, "Navigation failed" and a blank screen appears. This is not a big problem, since when I open Outlook the email is waiting to be sent. But this too smacks of something Microsoft is doing to sabotage the competition. Thanks, Bob Katz Bob@VRA-Rehab.ca

Asked by BobKatz 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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MacOS Firefox crashes when view youtube video in fullscreen

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted." Some information about my system: Fire… (read more)

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted."

Some information about my system:

  • Firefox version: 122.0.1 (64-Bit)
  • Macbook Pro M2
  • MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1

If there is a way to get more information that you would require (like logs) please describe how I access them, so I can share them.

Asked by a Little Otaku 5 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

Kaspersky flagging firefox

Hi dear Community! As of recent, my AntiVirus software is flagging Firefox.exe (Full path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe) as a vulnerable application. I h… (read more)

Hi dear Community!

As of recent, my AntiVirus software is flagging Firefox.exe (Full path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe) as a vulnerable application. I have been using firefox for years (Because I love it, you guys are heroes) and i have been using Kaspersky for years. Firefox has only been flagged as of recent.........

I hope someone knows why, has this too or can calm my paranoia

Some Additional information:

Have you clicked any suspicious links? No i have not. The links i have visited were all https, checked and acknowledged by Kaspersky and i can say with full certainty that the sites were legit

Have i downloaded any files as of recent? Yes, but from reputable sources and always checked using Hashes and validating using KSN (Kaspersky security network).

(For the Mods, im sorry for previously posting this in the wrong forum.)

Asked by averticalhorizontal 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

Automatischer start exestiert nicht

Hallo ich möchte das Firefox sich beim starten des Pc alleine hochfährt. In den Einstellungen soll es dafür eine Option geben die bei mir aber nicht vorhanden ist. was ka… (read more)

Hallo ich möchte das Firefox sich beim starten des Pc alleine hochfährt. In den Einstellungen soll es dafür eine Option geben die bei mir aber nicht vorhanden ist. was kann ich jetzt machen?

Asked by silvercat5 5 months ago

Last reply by silvercat5 4 months ago

ways to utilise tab unloader better?

firefox is using so much memory that it is causing lag and loading problems. i know that the root of my problem is that i have an unholy amount of tabs open all the time… (read more)

firefox is using so much memory that it is causing lag and loading problems.

i know that the root of my problem is that i have an unholy amount of tabs open all the times but if i go into the process manager for firefox i can see that the memory problem is actually usually only 1 or 2 tabs that are using over 1GB of memory. this has only been a problem in the last few weeks so i am not sure if something has changed on the firefox side of things.

I looked into tab unloading and this seems like it would solve my problems. however the unloading process only happens automatically when the total amount of memory that firefox is using approaches the maximum amount of memory you system has available. with 32GB of ram and firefox reaching not even 16GB when completely stretched the automatic process will likely never hapen. yet firefox is still using enough memory that it is causing itself problems.

i dont really want to have to unload my tabs all the time to keep firefox's memory in check. is there anyway to lower the amount of memory that causes firefox to automatically unload tabs? i have seen extensions that say they will sleep tabs that are not being used. however they all seem to just sleep tabs that are not currently in use rather than sleeping tabs that have not been used that day.

i feel like the tab uploader is such a good feature in firefox that i would love to be able to use it to solve my problems. however i am not sure how to make this happen in the laziest way possible.

Asked by jb1 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Does Firefox only sync some passwords?

I use 1 Firefox account on 3 devices (2 PCs and a smartphone). On the first PC, the number of synchronized passwords is 1126. On the second PC - 135 (similar on a smartph… (read more)

I use 1 Firefox account on 3 devices (2 PCs and a smartphone). On the first PC, the number of synchronized passwords is 1126. On the second PC - 135 (similar on a smartphone).

I pressed the "Synchronize" button many times, everything works, new tabs appear, but there are no passwords. What to do? I'm afraid that if I log out of my account on the first PC, I will lose all access forever.

Asked by Artem 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Vimeo manage videos page does nto display correctly

Vimeo "manage videos" page displays momentarily with controls below the embedded video, as it should, while loading, then it switches over to show the title of the video,… (read more)

Vimeo "manage videos" page displays momentarily with controls below the embedded video, as it should, while loading, then it switches over to show the title of the video, making it impossible to change settings. This behavior repeats if I refresh the page. It still occurs after clearing the cache. It does not occur in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

Asked by jsallen 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago