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Firefox keeps crashing at startop

Mozilla Firefox keeps crashing, mostly at startup and if I do manage to get it running it crashes after a while. Doesn't respond anymore, and even the crash reporter cras… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox keeps crashing, mostly at startup and if I do manage to get it running it crashes after a while. Doesn't respond anymore, and even the crash reporter crashes. I have tried the following things:

Clean up FF Reinstall and refresh (last attempt included deleting the entire Mozilla folder in Program Files) several times Updated Windows Restarted laptop after every reinstall attempt

It won't open in troubleshoot mode.

I am running Windows 10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad 540 laptop.

Additionally, neither Chrome nor Edge will let me access the Mozilla.org website. I downloaded the custom installer on my phone and uploaded it in Mydrive to get in onto my laptop.

Funny detail: I am in Belgium. I was in Ireland for a week last week and it didn't happen once. Got back home and trouble was back.

My husband is having the same issues, by the way.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by sanna.heijnis 1 hour ago

Auto reset sound volume output level

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do any… (read more)

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do anything like that, it auto resets the volume level output in my sound settings to about 75 to 80 % of the max possible level. So basically, I have to adjust each and every new song by hand, it is infuriating. I block facebooknet in Umatrix and firebaseinstallation googleapis as well as google tag manager but nothing else. That's on Tidal, similarly I do not block essential cookies on YouTube, so I don't think that is the problem. I have a hunch that the answer is somewhere in about:config. If this is intentional, then I'm giving up hope. Thank you.

Asked by NN 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

Unable to visit Reddit webpage or URLS on Firefox, but can open in other browsers. VPN does not fix.

Specifically within the Firefox browser, I cannot access Reddit.com or other affiliate links. I am just getting a completely white screen, doesn't even say "Blocked". How… (read more)

Specifically within the Firefox browser, I cannot access Reddit.com or other affiliate links. I am just getting a completely white screen, doesn't even say "Blocked". However I can visit Reddit in other browsers, with or without a VPN, while a VPN doesn't even change the outcome within the Firefox browser.

Any help would be much appreciated, thank you.

Asked by Kaeai 22 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 7 hours ago

Getting a strange message: "Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file"

I run firefox from the command line in a terminal, and recently I have been seeing this set of messages in the term when I load various webpages: Sandbox: attempt to open… (read more)

I run firefox from the command line in a terminal, and recently I have been seeing this set of messages in the term when I load various webpages:

Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cache/index2/size Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cache/index3/size Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file /sys/devices/system/cpu/present Sandbox: attempt to open unexpected file /sys/devices/system/cpu Sandbox: unexpected multiple open of file /proc/cpuinfo

Mostly, there doesn't seem to be any loss of function related to this message. However, I have one anecdotal example of a forum website I have used in the past freezing on a blank screen at the same time these messages pop up in the term.

I can find no match for this particular message on the entire open internet. There is one near-match on bugzilla bug # Bug 1718493, but that is solved and done.

Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!

Asked by jbishop2112 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 hours ago

Facebook scrolling starts flashing and removing posts from the newsfeed. This doesn't occur using other browsers.

I've recently noticed that scrolling the newsfeed in Facebook starts flashing and removing content, uncontrolled scrolling and removing content that had previously been a… (read more)

I've recently noticed that scrolling the newsfeed in Facebook starts flashing and removing content, uncontrolled scrolling and removing content that had previously been at the top of my feed. Performing the same activity in Edge does not have this behavior.

Asked by skyking1 11 hours ago

Dual Monitors: Losing the Menu Bar on the second screen while in fullscreen on the first monitor.

Hi All, I just started running a dual monitor set up on macOS 12.4. I have updated Firefox to version 102.0.1. I'm running into an issue where if I want to have a video … (read more)

Hi All,

I just started running a dual monitor set up on macOS 12.4. I have updated Firefox to version 102.0.1.

I'm running into an issue where if I want to have a video playing from a browser in full screen on one monitor, I lose the menu bar and access to the dock on the other monitor. I have set them up so that they behave as separate spaces but the issue persists. It should be noted that this only occurs when I'm trying to use the web browser on the second monitor. My impression of what's happening is the browser thinks that since it's in full screen on one monitor, it should be on the second screen as well. I want them both to act independently of one another and retain access to the menu bar and dock on the second screen.

I've trialed this with Brave Browser and Safari and neither of them have the same issue which leads me to believe with overwhelming probability that the issue I'm experiencing is isolated to Firefox.

I've included a screenshot from my second monitor. On my primary monitor I have a YouTube video in full screen. I think you can see from the screenshot that the Menu Bar has disappeared from the second display. I also have the Dock set to automatically hide and when the video is full screen on the primary monitor, the Dock will not un-hide itself on the second screen. Unfortunately clicking within the browser will not restore the Menu Bar and access to the Dock. Is this atypical behavior?

I appreciate whatever help you're able to provide.

Asked by Ryan Quinn 12 hours ago

Firefox is loading slowly or not at all.

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now t… (read more)

Hi, I use Verizon Fios and a Windows 10 PC. Firefox is my default browser. I don't experience any of the problems described below when using Chrome, which I only do now that Firefox is not working optimally.

In many, many years I've never had trouble with Firefox until about a month ago. When I opened the browser, I received messages -- about five times -- that it had crashed. After that, many websites now load very slowly, or not at all. And now, I'm unable to see product images on Amazon.

Would you please help me? I'm 84 and not all that computer savvy and I don't want to delete my browsing history, etc. Many thanks, Valerie

Asked by vm10 18 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 12 hours ago

open link in new tab, vk audio messages

I have some problems with Firefox: 1 When I find something, and click on search results links, they don't open in new tab. And I can't find option that fix it. 2 In vk.co… (read more)

I have some problems with Firefox:

1 When I find something, and click on search results links, they don't open in new tab. And I can't find option that fix it. 2 In vk.com I can't send audio message: I can send it, but my friend can't hear it.

Asked by puchkovdmitrybor 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

PDFs used to save automatically to downloads, now it prompts me every time

Hey there, I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some r… (read more)

Hey there,

I use Adobe Acrobat Pro to open PDFs for work. It always worked fine, set up to automatically open PDFs in Adobe, and they save to Downloads folder. For some reason now, after an update, the PDF always pulls up a save box and asks me to name the file (significantly slows down workflow). This only happened after an update.

I've figured out that the issue is related to a way that the PDFs are generated. So if I click it via a link that ends in .html instead of .pdf, it assumes it's a webpage and opens the pdf link in browser, and from there I have to click save, and then I'm prompted to type in the file name.

If I open a PDF link that's an actual .pdf file URL, then it saves to Downloads automatically and names the file "contractfile-1111" or whatever, numbered consecutively. Any ideas on how to get around this?

Thanks

Asked by peter.wolkow 16 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 13 hours ago

Download of pdf attachments

Hello, I'm using Firefox 102.0 (64-bit) on Win 10. When I click on the download icon of email attachments or Whatsapp files, firefox opens the pdf files in a new tab inst… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox 102.0 (64-bit) on Win 10. When I click on the download icon of email attachments or Whatsapp files, firefox opens the pdf files in a new tab instead of downloading them. All other file formats are downloaded correctly instead. How can I correct this problem, please?

Best regards, Giovanni

Asked by Sparrox 2 days ago

Last reply by Sparrox 13 hours ago

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Masking Firefox Add-on

I am getting an error that Firefox is not supported on some websites. Is there an add-on or extension that can make the site think I am using internet explorer or edge? … (read more)

I am getting an error that Firefox is not supported on some websites. Is there an add-on or extension that can make the site think I am using internet explorer or edge?

Asked by wbarkho 17 hours ago

Answered by RobertJ 16 hours ago

Debugging crashes in complex environment with no crash report

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day. I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conferenc… (read more)

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day.

I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conference for work. But Firefox sometimes goes down in other situations that I see no pattern in.

This is Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 102.0. Unfortunately, it's a complex environment to debug.

First, when firefox goes down, it rarely leaves a crash report behind. So I'm not getting any direct evidence as to what is happening. Second, I run with uBlock active and it is very difficult to function in the browser without long enough for the crash to happen. Third, I typically have several hundred tabs open. I have a lot of memory (64G) in my machine, and the machine doesn't act like it's swapping, so I don't think I'm running out of memory.

Any help getting to the bottom of what's going on is welcome.

Asked by jlquinn 18 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 16 hours ago

opening PDFs

Cannot open PDF from MS365/Sharepoint site. Error message: "ERROR: URL provided is expired or invalid. Please reinitiate the workflow..." Checked: 1 Other file types o… (read more)

Cannot open PDF from MS365/Sharepoint site. Error message: "ERROR: URL provided is expired or invalid. Please reinitiate the workflow..." Checked:

  1. 1 Other file types open/download correctly.
  2. 2 Other browsers open PDFs correctly.

The issue seems restricted to Firefox and PDFs.

Asked by dennis.loebs 1 day ago

Last reply by kcook2 19 hours ago

pdf viewer not displaying colors correctly

Hi, I find that recently, my Firefox 102 (on MacOS 12.4, 2019 MBP 16) no longer displays colors correctly in pdf files. For example, in the attached screenshot I compare … (read more)

Hi, I find that recently, my Firefox 102 (on MacOS 12.4, 2019 MBP 16) no longer displays colors correctly in pdf files. For example, in the attached screenshot I compare page 4 of https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.08431.pdf seen in Firefox and Chrome. Could anyone give me some idea how to fix this issue?

Asked by he.jia.phy 2 days ago

Last reply by he.jia.phy 19 hours ago

Cannot open youtube.com randomly

Hello, I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please he… (read more)

Hello,

I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please help to solve this problem.

Asked by virag_shah 2 days ago

Last reply by Tan Chee Keong 21 hours ago

Unable to Open Google and Youtube. Potential Security Issues

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNO… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

I have done the steps in here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites I don't have any third-party Antivirus

I have also do about:config security.enterprise_roots.enabled by changing to true. It works but unfortunately youtube is broken when i set it to true.

I can't also accept the risk and continue since there's no button that says it.

Thank you

Asked by darkkiller131 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 21 hours ago

Firefox hangs a long time before opening pdf files

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat. When I open the download dialog, … (read more)

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat.

When I open the download dialog, it always shows the file is almost downloaded, but the progress bar always hangs near the end. When I go to the download folder, I always see the pdf I'm trying to open with a filesize of 0kb. This behaviour is the same for large and small files. Eventually (after several minutes), it just opens as it should.

I already tried reinstalling Acrobat.

The behaviour is the same in regular Firefox (102.0 64-bit win7) and Firefox developer (103.0b4 64-bit win7).

It is specifically with pdf files. Other downloaded documents seem to open as it should.

Can someone help me to trace and solve the cause of this issue?

Asked by Jan 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 21 hours ago

I can only open a couple of web pages

I recently started having this problem. I open a couple of web pages and then can't open more without restarting and logging in again. I have cleared caches (no help) a… (read more)

I recently started having this problem. I open a couple of web pages and then can't open more without restarting and logging in again. I have cleared caches (no help) and reset (ditto). I have used Firefox for a long time and never had any problem.

Asked by gomurchu 22 hours ago

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I cannot load pages and I've tried all the support guidance

I'm running Firefox Dev edition and I cannot get it to load any pages except for Mozilla pages. I have tried all the fixes suggested there and it still refuses to connect… (read more)

I'm running Firefox Dev edition and I cannot get it to load any pages except for Mozilla pages. I have tried all the fixes suggested there and it still refuses to connect. I'm at my wits end. Any hail mary optoins or do I have to reinstall and start again?

Asked by Charlie Evans 2 days ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 23 hours ago