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Firefox 78.0.1 hangs trying to access websites but other browsers can

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on.… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on. Apparently, my desktop browser was updated to Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) on 7-1-2020. Since that time, I have been unable to access any websites from Firefox including mozilla.org. I am connected through WiFi. After downloading the Opera browser I have been able to access any website with no problems. I read community troubleshooting on this issue and tried various fixes including turning off IPv6. I read the community article about turning off my personal firewall. I was unaware of using any firewall so I installed Gufw Firewall 18.04.0. Running this program shows my firewall status is "OFF". I checked my AT&T modem and could not find any firewall settings that specifically mentioned Firefox. I would like to continue using Firefox since I use it on my phone and laptop also use it.

My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit. It also accesses the internet through the same WiFi. It currently has no problems loading web sites with Firefox version 78.0.1

Please help.

Asked by charles.goodrich 3 months ago

Answered by charles.goodrich 3 months ago

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I have Blur and AdBlockPlus installed & configured, should I disable Firefox tracker & ad blockers?

Firefox 63.0 just installed and I see a tracker blocker is enabled by default. However, I will continue using Blur (by Abine) which provides tracker blocking. Will I im… (read more)

Firefox 63.0 just installed and I see a tracker blocker is enabled by default. However, I will continue using Blur (by Abine) which provides tracker blocking. Will I improve performance by turning the Firefox tracker blocker off?

I also have AdBlock Plus installed with exceptions configured. Does the Firefox ad blocker offer anything that AdBlock Plus does not? It seems logical for me to turn the Firefox ad blocker off to avoid blocking sites where I wish to enable ads.

Asked by EngRick 2 years ago

Answered by user1929 2 years ago