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Firefox Hanging Every Few Seconds

I just installed brand new Firefox 25.0.1 on a Mac Mini (running Mountain Lion 10.8.2) just two weeks ago, and since day one I've been having the same problem that lots o… (read more)

I just installed brand new Firefox 25.0.1 on a Mac Mini (running Mountain Lion 10.8.2) just two weeks ago, and since day one I've been having the same problem that lots of other people are having, and that's the constant half-second delays that happen about every 4 to 5 seconds. Even typing this post, the delays are there. Pulling down menus and selecting items, trying to move the scroll bar, or playing youtube videos, Firefox keeps hanging briefly every few seconds. It's maddening.

I never had any problem with Apple's Safari browser (the only reason I switched to Firefox was because Safari Ad Block stopped working and I needed Download Helper). That this problem exists on PC and Mac means it's nothing specific to the computer, but to Firefox.

What I wish would not be given the same generic advice that never seems to work, like reinstall Firefox (it was already installed cleanly, what would a reinstall do?), but have somebody at Mozilla actually explain what is causing the problem, or if they plan to ever fix it.

So far I only have a temporary fix, which is to completely quit out of Firefox and re-run it. That solves the problem for a little while, but within an hour or two, or three, it's back to the same problem. There are plenty of other threads that mention this or similar problems (see below), but all seem to be on PC's not Macs, and none seem to give a 100% universal fix for everybody.

How to stop Firefox from hanging and lagging? firefox freezes every few seconds even with latest update and pluging my Firefox freezes every a few seconds , so will you fix it ?

Asked by Elhardt Prieš 7 metus

Answered by cor-el Prieš 7 metus

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How do I remove autocompleted address from address bar (NOT SHIFT-DEL)

How do I remove an auto-completed address entry from the address bar in firefox. Every time I start typing, firefox auto-completes a url address I do not want. Please tak… (read more)

How do I remove an auto-completed address entry from the address bar in firefox.

Every time I start typing, firefox auto-completes a url address I do not want.

Please take note, this is NOT the same as removing a history entry from the address bar (start typing -> select entry -> SHIFT-DEL). I know how to do that.

I do not want to delete all my history if possible.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by septiclummox Prieš 7 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 7 metus

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Mouse cursor flickers from arrow to hand as I drag it across the screen, especially over links

When I move the mouse over anything on the screen it flickers. When I move it across a hyperlink it flickers from an arrow to a hand. This flickering is so quick and cons… (read more)

When I move the mouse over anything on the screen it flickers. When I move it across a hyperlink it flickers from an arrow to a hand. This flickering is so quick and constant that it has become an annoyance and is enough to drive me back to using Safari full time. I cant figure out how to stop this. I have deleted and reinstalled a fresh copy of Firefox, but that didnt help. I tried restarting with plug ins off and that didnt stop it.

Asked by firefox4052709 Prieš 7 metus

Answered by firefox4052709 Prieš 7 metus

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Addblock plus won't download--says it can't modify a file

I previously had Adblock Plus installed, but it stopped working several versions of Firefox (for mac) ago. The add-ons manager/extensions says I have version 2.3.2 and i… (read more)

I previously had Adblock Plus installed, but it stopped working several versions of Firefox (for mac) ago. The add-ons manager/extensions says I have version 2.3.2 and it is disabled. When I tried to add the latest version from the get addons page, I first get a dialog asking if I want to install the file; when I select "install now", I get a box saying that "Adblock plus could not be installed because Firefox cannot modify the necessary file" I also downloaded and installed AnonymoX, which appeared to install successfully, but I find no icons or controls, no way to start it up, control its function, or verify that it is in fact installed/working. There is no icon window at the bottom of my Firefox window (or anywhere else that I can find).

Asked by Joe.K Prieš 7 metus

Answered by iamjayakumars Prieš 7 metus

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Change or delete google default account

I set google up to view multiple accounts and it does not work. How do I get arid of this feature. I know it can be done as I did not do this on my other machine which w… (read more)

I set google up to view multiple accounts and it does not work. How do I get arid of this feature. I know it can be done as I did not do this on my other machine which works great. I tried everthing that I can find on the net but nothing seems to work?

Can I save my bookmarks to a file Unistall Firefox and then reinstall will the start it fresh or will this feature be carried over.

Asked by Jpg178 Prieš 7 metus

Last reply by Jpg178 Prieš 7 metus

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PDF doesn't open in Firefox

This seems to be a common problem. Firefox fails to open PDF files. It just shows a blank white screen. The common solution is to shut off the Adobe Reader add-on. We… (read more)

This seems to be a common problem. Firefox fails to open PDF files. It just shows a blank white screen. The common solution is to shut off the Adobe Reader add-on. Well, it didn't work for me. PDF is still not loading.

Asked by platypusrex256 Prieš 8 metus

Last reply by flwoodsman Prieš 7 metus

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Twitter is currently not working on Firefox (most updated beta version)

Twitter cannot load fully at all on Firefox, and has been operating extremely slowly for hte last few days. Ohter browsers (non-Firefox) seem to be working fine with it. … (read more)

Twitter cannot load fully at all on Firefox, and has been operating extremely slowly for hte last few days. Ohter browsers (non-Firefox) seem to be working fine with it.

Asked by Heia Prieš 7 metus

Last reply by KixPanganiban Prieš 6 metus

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Disable firefox automatic download

HOW Disable firefox automatic download Firefox RUINED RUINED a lot of addons, the new version 26 I know how to get version 25 but HOW HOW do you stop FIrefox from auto… (read more)

HOW Disable firefox automatic download

Firefox RUINED RUINED a lot of addons, the new version 26

I know how to get version 25

but HOW HOW do you stop FIrefox from auto updating itself ???? Its disgusting

Asked by kellydenadel Prieš 7 metus

Answered by philipp Prieš 7 metus

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"reading mode” view on Firefox?

when I come across an article I find on-line while browsing on Firefox I would like to continue reading it on "reading mode." How can I make that switch? does Mozilla su… (read more)

when I come across an article I find on-line while browsing on Firefox I would like to continue reading it on "reading mode." How can I make that switch? does Mozilla support that?

Asked by izprod Prieš 6 metus

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Disable the allow / deny in full screen permanently, not URL by URL

Some months ago Firefox started prompting when i went into full screen mode : Allow or deny - it's irritating. I wantt o allow always without the prompt. I know about Too… (read more)

Some months ago Firefox started prompting when i went into full screen mode : Allow or deny - it's irritating. I wantt o allow always without the prompt.

I know about Tools>page info>permissions but that is only url by url.

I found something that worked in here before, but it seems to have reset when firefox restarted. And i can't find the method this time around!

Thanks

Asked by BronzeDog Prieš 5 metus

Answered by BronzeDog Prieš 5 metus

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Hide the tab bar

Mozilla is awesome, but FF23 has me greatly annoyed! They deleted some of the most useful Firefox features around (Looking at you Browse By Name) Hiding the tab bar is … (read more)

Mozilla is awesome, but FF23 has me greatly annoyed! They deleted some of the most useful Firefox features around (Looking at you Browse By Name)

Hiding the tab bar is no longer controllable, I love my screen space, but please make the tab bar vanish if I don't need it. Do I need an add-on for this now? (ugh!)

And now I can't even send feedback on Input- https://input.mozilla.org because it doesn't give me an option to register a persona account!!!

I need to give Mozilla a Tennessee talking to about this snafu. What's the email address for them?

Asked by chattphotos Prieš 7 metus

Answered by philipp Prieš 7 metus

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bookmarks dropdown menu disappeared

I have a row of icons visible that are in my bookmarks toolbar. And this row "used" to have a drop-down arrow for the bookmarks toolbar and another for all my other bookm… (read more)

I have a row of icons visible that are in my bookmarks toolbar. And this row "used" to have a drop-down arrow for the bookmarks toolbar and another for all my other bookmarks. As of this morning, the arrow for the bookmarks has disappeared.

How do I get it back?

Asked by cmoore Prieš 7 metus

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 7 metus

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Adobe reader will not open documents in the browser. What do I do?

I do not know anything about technical jargon or anything about add-ons or plug-ins, I just know that typically if I open a PDF file from a website it opens just fine in … (read more)

I do not know anything about technical jargon or anything about add-ons or plug-ins, I just know that typically if I open a PDF file from a website it opens just fine in the browser. However, I am unable to open PDFs inside of Adobe Reader. When I do, the error message reads as follows:

"Adobe Reader cannot show documents in this browser. We are sorry, but Adobe Reader is unable to show documents in this browser configuration. Please use your browser to download this file and open it in Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat. To avoid this message in the future, many browsers provide a way to turn off certain add-ons, and some are able to show this document natively. Please contact your browser vendor for more details."

I have no idea how to fix this, as Adobe Reader is installed and I assume it is installed correctly? Please, any help would be fantastic.

Asked by rlwelker10 Prieš 8 metus

Last reply by condition1ftw Prieš 7 metus

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no video with supported format and mime-type found firefox 20 windows 7 and mac os 10.8.3

This code work in explorer, crome, omniweb and safari but not in firefox. I have also tried on other computers. <video width="540" height="380" poster="../image/min_s… (read more)

This code work in explorer, crome, omniweb and safari but not in firefox. I have also tried on other computers.

<video width="540" height="380" poster="../image/min_släkt.png" controls="controls" >
  <source src="../film/mata_in.webm"  type="video/webm"/>
  <source src="../film/mata_in.mp4"  type="video/mp4"/>
  <source src="../film/mata_in.ogg"  type="video/ogg"/>
  <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" width="540" height="380" id="FLVPlayer">
    <param name="movie" value="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" />
    <param name="quality" value="high" />
    <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
    <param name="scale" value="noscale" />
    <param name="salign" value="lt" />
    <param name="FlashVars" value="&amp;MM_ComponentVersion=1&amp;skinName=Clear_Skin_1&amp;streamName=../film/infoga_bild&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;autoRewind=true" />
    <param name="swfversion" value="8,0,0,0" />
    <!-- Den här parametertaggen uppmanar användare med Flash Player 6.0 r65 eller senare att hämta den senaste versionen av Flash Player. Ta bort den om du inte vill att användare ska se uppmaningen. -->
    <param name="expressinstall" value="../../Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
    <!-- Nästa objekttagg är för webbläsare som inte är IE. Dölj den för IE med hjälp av IECC. -->
    <!--[if !IE]>-->
    <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="FLVPlayer_Progressive.swf" width="540" height="380">
      <!--<![endif]-->
      <param name="quality" value="high" />
      <param name="wmode" value="opaque" />
      <param name="scale" value="noscale" />
      <param name="salign" value="lt" />
      <param name="FlashVars" value="&amp;MM_ComponentVersion=1&amp;skinName=Clear_Skin_1&amp;streamName=../film/infoga_bild&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;autoRewind=true" />
      <param name="swfversion" value="8,0,0,0" />
      <param name="expressinstall" value="../../Scripts/expressInstall.swf" />
      <!-- Webbläsaren visar följande alternativa innehåll för användare med Flash Player 6.0 eller äldre. -->
      <div>
        <h4>Innehåll på den här sidan kräver en nyare version av Adobe Flash Player.</h4>
        <p><a href="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer"><img src="http://www.adobe.com/images/shared/download_buttons/get_flash_player.gif" alt="Hämta Adobe Flash Player" /></a></p>
      </div>
      <!--[if !IE]>-->
    </object>
    <!--<![endif]-->
  </object>
</video>

Is there anyone who can explain what I do wrong?

Asked by peterahs Prieš 7 metus

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 7 metus

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I command firefox to quit, but I have to use Force Quit to make it occur.

Browser Firefox 29.0, OS X 10.8.5 I can no longer Quit Firefox and have it happen. When I try to shut down the computer, up comes a message saying I must first close Fire… (read more)

Browser Firefox 29.0, OS X 10.8.5 I can no longer Quit Firefox and have it happen. When I try to shut down the computer, up comes a message saying I must first close Firefox. Then I use Finder>Applications>Firefox icon and then click on Apple, pick the troublesome application (Firefox 29.0) and choose Force Quit. This is rather irksome as well as cumbersome.

Asked by howdoyoudo Prieš 6 metus

Answered by Safwan Rahman Prieš 6 metus

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Google Earth plug in is not recognized by Firefox (works in Safari and Chrome)

For some reason Google Earth has stopped working in Firefox, and I get a note that I have to download the plug in. (It works fine in Chrome and Safari.) I followed the… (read more)

For some reason Google Earth has stopped working in Firefox, and I get a note that I have to download the plug in. (It works fine in Chrome and Safari.)

I followed the 'solution' in the forum without any success.

When I search for "Google Earth Browser plugin" in Finder, I find SEVEN matching that search under "Kind" in Macintosh HD/Library/Internet Plugins . . .but that "Kind" is associated with plugins that are "Named" something else - e.g., Adobe, DivX, Flash, Flip4Mac, etc. (Weird).

Asked by jkellett Prieš 7 metus

Answered by spada01 Prieš 7 metus

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Can't open emails in hotmail

I try to access my emails in hotmail, and when I click, nothing happens. I have disabled my plug-ins and still get nothing. It works fine in safari and I am on a mac. … (read more)

I try to access my emails in hotmail, and when I click, nothing happens. I have disabled my plug-ins and still get nothing. It works fine in safari and I am on a mac.

Asked by mrtherob2010 Prieš 8 metus

Last reply by johnbarr Prieš 7 metus

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Where is the "Manage" Bookmarks option in Firefox 19.0.2 so I can rename or delete a folder?

I have tried the "wheel" icon to manage / delete/ rename the bookmark folders as the tutorial suggests but it will not allow me to select the "delete" option (I can see "… (read more)

I have tried the "wheel" icon to manage / delete/ rename the bookmark folders as the tutorial suggests but it will not allow me to select the "delete" option (I can see "delete", won't work ) and it offers no option for renaming folders. Before I could right click on the title and then rename but now nothing works. I have Firefox 19.0.2 on a iMac

Asked by lsgrandma2001 Prieš 7 metus

Answered by jscher2000 Prieš 7 metus