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Can't connect to any website through Firefox (Connecting...), but Internet Explorer works.

I have had on and off problems with Firefox working, but up until now, restarting the computer solved the problem. Now it won't load any website for anything...it keeps c… (read more)

I have had on and off problems with Firefox working, but up until now, restarting the computer solved the problem. Now it won't load any website for anything...it keeps circulating with "Connecting...". Internet Explorer works just fine and the internet is working with all other devices, the only thing I can find that may be impacting is that the internet has no IPv6 access (I have no clue though and the box is checked). I have tried all of the advice I have found on other similar posts such as disabling the IPv6 and the Prefetch through 'about:config', I restarted the computer multiple times, unplugged the router, checked the firewall and removed and re-added Firefox, cleared the cookies and cache, reinstalled Firefox, uninstalled Chrome.

Nothing seems to be getting me any closer to having Firefox up and connecting again.

As a side note, I only have been having those on and off problems, and this current problem, while connected to my home internet--other connections have had no problems. Also, I am using Norton Antivirus which is up to date and showing no problems at present.

Any ideas on how to fix?

Asked by AnnKris 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Unable to clear cached information on Firefox 40

I am using version 40.0 with SHA512: 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac6799267ebfe60488d0934e32567599c6a4ef0f849dfddbbfd3abdf0b0282599f10c3 If y… (read more)

I am using version 40.0 with SHA512: 84228c5e70b0ca4b3a8444007691a06cac1ecb6d81995d11a225e6e29dac6799267ebfe60488d0934e32567599c6a4ef0f849dfddbbfd3abdf0b0282599f10c3 If your view youtube (https://youtu.be/BKgzITHwU_k) It's called "Firefox 40.0 for the Mac OS attack" you will see I disabled add-ons, cleared histroy and cache and a refresh Firefox (which I beilive returns Firefox back to default) the Email account for AOl still was maintained in Firefox.

I believe this is a hack designed to prevent clearing of cached information. It may be related to a process called "imagaent" which is related to a facetime application which i don't use. Does anyone have a explanation as to why the AOL email was maintained ?

Asked by Mace2 5 years ago

Answered by Mace2 5 years ago

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Problem with cashing websites

This has been an on going issue with ebay and being able to cash the newest listing under "Time Newly Listed". I now know this is a firefox issue. What happens is I refre… (read more)

This has been an on going issue with ebay and being able to cash the newest listing under "Time Newly Listed". I now know this is a firefox issue. What happens is I refresh the page under the search "Time Newly Listed" and it is not pulling the newest listings. and the search returns are vary from 84,000 on one refresh and 30 seconds later it might be 83,400. Okay 10 seconds later it may show a return of 83,650. I understand that items will drop off and new ones listed but in the category I am in, a 100 listings just do not drop off in 10 seconds time. This has been an issue for just over nine months and I was taking this as an Internet Service Provider issue. It's not and it has to be an issue with firefox as this is just to erratic and this really was not an issue nine or so months back. Any help would be appreciated, Kip

Asked by nascar00024 5 years ago

Last reply by nascar00024 5 years ago

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What is stored in profile\storage\default?

Seem to be new folders popping up here since Firefox 42. What actually is being stored here? I know it is not standard cookies or history. What controls what is allowed t… (read more)

Seem to be new folders popping up here since Firefox 42. What actually is being stored here? I know it is not standard cookies or history. What controls what is allowed to store here?

profile\storage\default folder...

Thanks.

~Bob

Asked by in4m8n 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can't clear my cache without signing out of active logins

I can't clear my browser (Firefox) cache without signing out of all of my active logins, which is really inconvenient. I make sure I have the box for that unchecked, and … (read more)

I can't clear my browser (Firefox) cache without signing out of all of my active logins, which is really inconvenient. I make sure I have the box for that unchecked, and only have the first four boxes checked, but whenever I clear my cache Firefox signs me out of every website I'm signed in on. It takes a lot of time to log back in to all of them.

This problem just started since yesterday, when I installed the latest Firefox update.

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

Asked by wickedatheist 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it includes that some files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious. Could these be viruses or spyware?

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysi… (read more)

When I ran a security scan using Windows Defender, it says that three files in my Cache2 entries folder are suspicious and should be sent to Microsoft for further analysis. I am wondering if I should be concerned about this. Could these files be malware, spyware, or viruses? I will clear cache, but just want to make sure if the security of my system has been compromised. Thanks!

Asked by TienV 4 years ago

Last reply by James 4 years ago

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force complete page refresh

I would like to be able to completely refresh all scripts, images and code (absolutely everything on the page) when I click refresh for a tab. I am a web designer and fi… (read more)

I would like to be able to completely refresh all scripts, images and code (absolutely everything on the page) when I click refresh for a tab. I am a web designer and firefox often serves up old content, regardless of whether I manually empty the cache or click refresh multiple times on a page. I tried some chanegs in the config file too which I saw for earlier versions of firefox but they don't seem to have helped. Any suggestions similar to cmd-shift-r that force a complete refresh of a page would be very much appreciated. Even if there is a way to turn caching off completely so that surfing the web was slower that would be preferable to be able to test site updates correctly. I use firebug so if there is an option in there for forcing full refresh of pages that could also help. I am using the most current version of firefox (43.0.4). Thanks

Asked by eyetooth 4 years ago

Answered by Qantas94Heavy 4 years ago

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I have two web pages that I go to on a regular basis. However in the past 3-5 days when I use Firefox the page comes up, but it has old data.

I have two web pages that I go to on a regular basis. However in the past 3-5 days when I use Firefox the page comes up, but it has old data. I have deleted the cookies a… (read more)

I have two web pages that I go to on a regular basis. However in the past 3-5 days when I use Firefox the page comes up, but it has old data. I have deleted the cookies and I have cleared history as well, but it continues to come up with the same information... only on selected websites. when using explorer I am able to access those pages and the information is current.

Asked by jjbaker1168 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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I cannot clear cache to zero v47

Since beta update, I can't clear cache below 1MB. Clear cache has been problematic for too many versions to remember. It has never held this much memory. I have had to c… (read more)

Since beta update, I can't clear cache below 1MB.

Clear cache has been problematic for too many versions to remember. It has never held this much memory. I have had to cleanly installed each FF version since at least v45, although it has probably been longer. Why am I having so many problems with installations?

Screenshot from yesterday.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 4 years ago

Last reply by CiaoBella1 4 years ago

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Cache will not clear

I have been unable to clear the cache for several months now - I click on 'clear cache' in Preferences, & it just reduces by 1MB. I've read this thread which has the… (read more)

I have been unable to clear the cache for several months now - I click on 'clear cache' in Preferences, & it just reduces by 1MB. I've read this thread which has the same problem - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1114674 - but the solution here is just to click 'clear cache' twice - this does not work for me; I've clicked it twice, 3 times, 4 times - it still will not clear. Can anyone please tell me how to fix this bug? Firefox is constantly freezing and working slowly & I think the full cache may be part of this. Thanks

Asked by Seahorse8 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Why is my cached web content always at 14K?

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the compu… (read more)

My cached web content is always at 14K, no matter what I do. I click to "clear now", no help,,I click to override and set it to 1024 and restart Firefox and/or the computer,,,no help. I clear the override box, no help. Always at 14K and my web browsing is "extremely" slow taking several minutes to load pages. When playing my golf game, the video starts and stops, which makes it very hard to swing since I never know when it's going to happen. Could there be something set wrong in my "config" for Firefox?

Asked by cmitch2866 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Large images aren't unloaded from memory after tab closed

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is … (read more)

Hello! I have encountered the following problem: when I open a page with a lot of large images, Firefox obtains a lot of memory and doesn't release it after heavy tab is closed. When I open about:memory tab, it shows several images from closed tab under Explicit/images/content/raster/used. For example, now it uses 1206 MB and I don't know how to release this memory without restarting. Garbage collection and cycle collection on about:memory page don't help.

Asked by mmorev 3 years ago

Last reply by mmorev 3 years ago

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Clear Cache History

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image. One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my … (read more)

Since updating Firefod to V58.0.2 my Cache History is no longer being cleared. My settings are shown in the atteched image.

One of my startup tabs is BBC weather for my location. With "Clear Cache History" ticked I should be seeing today's weather, but since updating to 58.0.2 I now see yesterdays weather and I have to refresh the page each time.

Anyone else finding this problem ?

Firefox V 58.0.2 Windows 7

Asked by mikewint 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to find media extension videos in the cache

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can … (read more)

A lot of websites use media extensions to stream videos these days. However I can't find these files in the cache. How come when I completely downloaded a video so I can replay it without downloading (I can even turn off network) I can't get it out of Firefox? All the extensions seem to need some additional download or program too. How come if it's already downloaded? I'm on Fedora GNU+Linux. Thanks!

Asked by Unrealshade 2 years ago

Last reply by Unrealshade 2 years ago

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Do I need to keep all cache for 'Faster page load times'?

The release notes forFirefox 59 read: Faster page load times by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user’s hard drive (Race Cache With Network) D… (read more)

The release notes forFirefox 59 read:

Faster page load times by loading either from the networked cache or the cache on the user’s hard drive (Race Cache With Network)

Does this mean that I need to keep all cache in order for pages to load faster?

Asked by LAPIII 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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need script to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the d… (read more)

I am looking for a script to execute the below tasks for more than 50+ servers for this i need a powershell or vbscript

to reset the Firefox browser cache size to the desired value, which improves the browser performance. The optimal value is configured to 20 MB. This optimization does not clean the cookies and browsing history. Supported Firefox Version: 30

Asked by mail2vij 2 years ago

Last reply by mail2vij 2 years ago

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Corrupted Content Error when opening GMail

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message. "Corrupted… (read more)

I am unable to open Gmail in Firefox. This has only just occurred - until now it has worked perfectly. On trying to open Gmail I now get the following message.

"Corrupted Content Error

The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem."

No other site has been affected, and I can still open Gmail in Internet Explorer, {but I prefer not to use IE for emails

Any help solving this would be really appreciated

Andypolk

Asked by andypolk 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Why is the keep me logged in box missing from my email sign in page. I have to re-sign in every few minutes.

When I log on to sign in for my email account there is no keep me signed in box next to the purple sign in box. So I am having to re-sign in every few minutes.

Asked by stuartfairs 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 years ago

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Can't completely clear my cookies and cache.

After going to Security and Privacy option, and then go to Cookies, I click "Clear," but there are always 92KB--and always exactly 92KB--that can't be cleared. Why does t… (read more)

After going to Security and Privacy option, and then go to Cookies, I click "Clear," but there are always 92KB--and always exactly 92KB--that can't be cleared. Why does this number never go down to zero KB?

Asked by Matt Lazarus 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago