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Firefox Unable to Use GPU

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to … (read more)

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to use my dedicated graphics card. What's stranger about this is that when testing Chrome and Edge, Chrome has the same problem, but Edge seems to detect and use it the dedicated card just fine.

I used both https://alteredqualia.com/tmp/webgl-maxparams-test/ to test this, as well as monitoring GPU usage with GPU-Z to confirm that this was the case. I'm also using Firefox 80.0 at the time of this issue.

Is there something that could be preventing Firefox from accessing the GPU or something?

Asked by vio 1 year ago

Answered by vio 1 year ago

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FF shows: Updates deactivated by system administrator (Just now FF84.01)

Hello, since some time Firefox does't download updates. On HELP/ABOUT there is the installed version and below Updates Deactivated by your system administrator ... . I d… (read more)

Hello, since some time Firefox does't download updates. On HELP/ABOUT there is the installed version and below Updates Deactivated by your system administrator ... . I don't have a system administratot, it's a netbook. Sometimes before FF would download updates for installation. Now now more. Updates are only available by dowloading and reinstallations. After reading some help articles, I tried to get rid of registry entries, no success. I tried to cleanly uninstall FF, clearing the registry and reinstalling. The problem remains. Mind you, this has been created by FF itself. Any ideas how to get rid of this nuisance? Many thanks for a reply.

Andy

Asked by andy.tschumi 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Webcam undetected on the web browser

Hi, This is my first post here so let me know if I did anything wrong. So my problem is: my camera has been undetected by Firefox for a while now, without any change in t… (read more)

Hi,

This is my first post here so let me know if I did anything wrong.

So my problem is: my camera has been undetected by Firefox for a while now, without any change in the use of my browser. I've wanted to use it on Google Duo, on an online classes website, on a website where you can use your camera to try on glasses before ordering, and nothing... The latter was my last attempt and the only message I got from the website was "your camera is not detected". I really have no idea where to check for anything wrong on this topic, it works perfectly on other software (like Discord), so I guess it does not come from the camera itself. I checked the authorizations in Firefox, nothing special there either.

Any idea and/or tips for this kind of troubleshooting?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Asked by laiissa381 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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can't get torrent files to open in my torrent client

Hi I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatical… (read more)

Hi

I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatically open in my torrent client.

I have been to Firefox general settings, and Applications - "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing" but .torrent is not listed. When I search "torrent" in the Applications search box, I get only "magnet" as a result, nothing for "torrent" files (see image).

Any advice on how to automatically open .torrent files from the web in my torrent client would be appreciated.

Asked by dave54321ac 5 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of Google search bar

How can I correct this? It used to default to the Google search bar, but no longer does & all I have done is update Firefox so something in that update did it? … (read more)

How can I correct this? It used to default to the Google search bar, but no longer does & all I have done is update Firefox so something in that update did it?

Asked by magicmanpa 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Search.....

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address … (read more)

One of your recent updates has all searches forced to the address bar..... I use the Google search box on my homepage and from the first letter its moved to the address bar... Go back to the Google box on the homepage.... You've made it useless....

Asked by koyotee 1 year ago

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Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even b… (read more)

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even bigger in 92.0!

I rely on Bookmarks heavily and use hundreds. I guess this was done for touch screens? The main interface is still currently the mouse for computers.

I see the only current fix is a using a stylesheet and it seems a bit involved. I have to give it a try. I am pleading with the designers, please give us the option to use compact padding once again. I am not sure why this is being forced on us. I really like Firefox, please don't make me look for another option. Thanks!

Asked by Steve Goncalves 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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Pop-up message: "this page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave - data you have entered may not be saved"

It happens often: I am typing into a text input form on a website, and the pop-up (see attachment) appears for no apparent reason. In other words, I did not deliberately … (read more)

It happens often: I am typing into a text input form on a website, and the pop-up (see attachment) appears for no apparent reason. In other words, I did not deliberately try to abandon my text entries, but for some reason the browser believes I have. Perhaps this is down to the overuse of shortcuts and touchpad "gestures" in my Macbook? I don't know why it happens, but it does. My question only concerns what happens AFTER the pop-up appears.

The pop-up has two buttons: "Stay on page", and the DEFAULT "Leave Page".

I have lost hours of work (text entry) because the DEFAULT is to "Leave Page". Again, this may be "physically" due to the twitchy Apple products I use, but it could be avoided if the DEFAULT were set to "Stay on page".

That is my first question: How do I change the DEFAULT to "Stay on page"?

I am told that this pop-up is the product of JavaScript running in my browser. That's all well and good, but it's not clear to me whose script this is.

My second question: What is the SOURCE of the JavaScript producing the pop-up; i.e. is this sourced by Mozilla, or is it sourced by the website creators?

Asked by tmp003 1 year ago

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Take Screenshot with Google Sheets

Firefox recently moved the screenshot feature from the URL bar to the right-click context menu. Question: How do you take a screenshot on pages like Google Sheets, where … (read more)

Firefox recently moved the screenshot feature from the URL bar to the right-click context menu.

Question: How do you take a screenshot on pages like Google Sheets, where there is nowhere to right click to get to the context menu?

Asked by MemoryLeak 1 year ago

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Local Overrides in Firefox? (For Developers)

I have recently switched from Chrome to Firefox. All features that I used in Chrome seem to exist in Firefox as well, until I found out that there are no local overrides … (read more)

I have recently switched from Chrome to Firefox. All features that I used in Chrome seem to exist in Firefox as well, until I found out that there are no local overrides in Firefox?

Some Information about this feature(it firstly appeared in Chrome's dev build in 2017): Local Overrides

Personally I found this feature very useful and convenient when debugging directly in your browser and immediately takes effect after a page refresh.

I wonder if anyone else submitted a feedback or even had a discussion about this feature? I tried to send a suggestion about this feature but they temporarily disabled the submission form.

Asked by cqfllp 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Link to .docx files no more opened by MS Word

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, cl… (read more)

Hello, we have a CVS repository which can be browsed using viewvc. In this repository there are some .docx files which are MS Word documents. Until about one week ago, clicking on such a link brought up a dialog asking what Firefox should do with this file. One of the options is to open it with Word (see image 'ChooseWord').

But now this is no longer possible. I believe it vanished in the course of the automatic Firefox updates. Now the dialog looks like in the attached image 'NoWord'.

How can I restore the old behaviour?

Thanks, gernot

Asked by gkerschb 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks me from saving images

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing t… (read more)

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing the entire experience of using the web.

And it seems to me that Mozilla are enabling developers to do this, trying to take away people's rights.

In the past, I could work around the problem (not that I should have to) by going to Tools > Page Info > Media. But even that method no longer works (eg go to www.bbc.co.uk - the large image in the top left is nowhere to be found in Media!) There are also sites which show PDFs that cannot be downloaded. That is just SO wrong!

The ability to save any image in a web page is a basic liberty of using the web, always has been. No website should be allowed to display images that can't be downloaded, it's just wrong. It's like someone making a magazine out of special paper to stop readers tearing pages out!

I've sent feedback about this through the Help menu, but no one ever listens.

Does anyone here have the ability to raise this issue with Mozilla? This needs to be FOUGHT against. They are helping large corporations to slowly strip away the basic rights of the public. Saving pictures may seem like only a small detail, but it ultimately leads to a 100% premium internet where no one can keep or save anything. Mozilla is taking the internet out of the hands of the public and putting it the hands of big businesses.

The issue of 'protecting copyright' is completely irrelevant. Any criminal operation determined to leech images would obviously have the ability to do this regardless. Plus, if companies don't want people to be able to download the high-res version of an image, they shouldn't put it online.

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten

Hallo Seit einigen Tage versuche ich die Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten. Egal was ich mache, die Suche in der Adressleiste lässt sich nicht deaktivieren. … (read more)

Hallo

Seit einigen Tage versuche ich die Suchfunktion in der Adressleiste auszuschalten.

Egal was ich mache, die Suche in der Adressleiste lässt sich nicht deaktivieren.

Wenn ich einen neuen Tab öffne, dann habe ich da ein Suchfeld. Möchte ich dort etwas eintippen springt, das einfach in die Adressleiste.

keyword.enabled habe ich auf false gestellt.

In den Einstellungen eine eigene Suchleiste.

Inhalte des Firefox-Startbildschirms ist eine eigene Suchleiste eingestellt. Und diese benutze ich zu 90 % und sonst die Suchleiste, aber niemals die Adressleiste.

Was kann ich tun?

Vielen Dank und Gruß Robert robert.jordan@gmx.at

Asked by Robert 1 year ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 year ago

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my headset stopped working with Firefox, but ok with Chrome

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve… (read more)

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve this problem? I hear the audio on my computer and not on the headset, but only if I use Firefox.

Asked by PaulaDesk 1 year ago

Answered by mutasim.haleem 1 year ago

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Firefox sends "nice ports,/Trinity.txt.bak"

I, today, found that Firefox 88.0.1(64bit) sends "/nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak" to an website. What is this? Am I infected? The Apache log at the HTTP server is … (read more)

I, today, found that Firefox 88.0.1(64bit) sends "/nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak" to an website. What is this? Am I infected? The Apache log at the HTTP server is as follows:


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192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:41 +0900] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 665 "-" "Mozilla/5.0" xps8940 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:42 +0900] "GET /nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "-" 192.168.1.188 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:42 +0900] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "-" 192.168.1.188 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:43:58 +0900] "GET /Picture/MicroS5S.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 3042 "http://wista.jp/Index.htm" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:88.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/88.0" xps8940


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The server is located within my home LAN. 192.168.1.188 and xps8940 is the captioned machine that sends this unknown protocol. Tested by Chrome and found no such protocol sent. Could any guru enlighten me? Tak

Asked by takfuji 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago