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Multiple instances of Firefox spamming my computer, even with no pages open

When I open Firefox, I'm getting ** 12 ** instances of Firefox opening up and spamming the hell out of my hard drive (even slowing down other processes), even without ope… (read more)

When I open Firefox, I'm getting ** 12 ** instances of Firefox opening up and spamming the hell out of my hard drive (even slowing down other processes), even without opening a page (I have mine set to not open any pages on loading Firefox). This is annoying and intolerable. I have looked around to find a workaround, but the only post was from last year, and gives instructions to turn off recommended settings, then says to set Firefox instances to 1, where there is no way to do that in that section on the version I'm running. So, how do I fix this? I want the hard drive spamming stopped.

Asked by Browzilla Prieš 5 dienas

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 15 minučių

In using firefox 96.0.3 with windows 10, it displays special characters. Google browser does not.

In using firefox 96.0.3 with windows 10, it displays special characters. Google browser does not. Some text is replaced by special characters. Impossible to read the scre… (read more)

In using firefox 96.0.3 with windows 10, it displays special characters. Google browser does not.

Some text is replaced by special characters. Impossible to read the screen.

Thank you for your help

Asked by strategic Prieš 3 valandas

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 25 minutes

I am my own Administrator yet, someone or thing has taken over that job from me.

Have followed suggestions to clear this issue without success. On Linux Mint how to remove : Policies, 'Active' "DisableAppUpdates", "True" - "Your browser is being mana… (read more)

Have followed suggestions to clear this issue without success. On Linux Mint how to remove : Policies, 'Active' "DisableAppUpdates", "True" - "Your browser is being managed by some organization." "Updates disabled by some system administrator"/w more issues, being blocked by the same problem from accessing the internet using a NIC cable, am using Wireless. Have been working with this issue from about 0200 this morning 1/19/22. Used one feature, "about:config" but my problem still is there. The issue with 'Policies' is a little more than I can handle. My FFx v96.0.1, Linux Mint Cinnamon v19.3 at this time, best of my memory, @82 Y/Od; Attempted a ScreenShot and could not reduce the size. Just note: "Your browser is being managed by your organization." is displayed top of all pages in "Settings."

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Asked by NTLS Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 58 minutes

Lost All Quick Access Bookmarks and later all Bookmarks except 5!!!!

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most re… (read more)

After creating a new Windows User account and switching back to original account, I lost ALL of my Quick Access Bookmarks! Then I did a Bookmark Restore using the most recent saved Bookmark file and I lost around 64,050 bookmarks!!! Now, the latest saved Bookmark file lists 5 items. This is a ridiculous and a very serious issue!!!

What is going on? I spend a lot of time getting important Bookmarks for research, and etc. How can I get all of my Bookmarks back? Apparently, I cannot get them all back. See attached file.

Asked by Wayne Carpenter Prieš 2 mėnesius

Last reply by cor-el Prieš 1 valandą

Word finder

For some reason when I type, if I haven't already clicked a search bar or anything, the word finder will automatically pop up. In the past I have been using ctrl F to get… (read more)

For some reason when I type, if I haven't already clicked a search bar or anything, the word finder will automatically pop up. In the past I have been using ctrl F to get it to pop up, but recently its not like that, just pops out whenever I press a letter on my keyboard. I think it may be due to me messing around in the settings, but I haven't been able to find a solution to this yet online.

Asked by muyianjie Prieš 2 valandas

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 2 valandas

Unable to access .gov site in last few weeks

I've noticed within the last few weeks, I have been unable to access wisconsin.gov sites. Other sites, no problem. I access dmv.gov site to renew registration 12/22/22 j… (read more)

I've noticed within the last few weeks, I have been unable to access wisconsin.gov sites. Other sites, no problem. I access dmv.gov site to renew registration 12/22/22 just fine, but since then, I have been trying to access DMV.gov for information and the Department of Workplace Development (.gov) to process payroll forms and am unable to access ANY wisconsin.gov sites. What has happened? Same issue with my Android device which is synced with my Laptop's Firefox. My husband's Android phone which isn't using Firefox (same cellular provider) has been fine accessing these sites. Other things I've noticed: on my Firefox account page it shows squeeg Laptop for one device logged in (few minutes ago) and the same device but listed as Window Guy laptop also logged in (a year ago), not sure how long account has been showing the duplicate device. Also, I've been getting a pop up window occasionally that says my Samsung device (used for hotspot connection) is no longer connected, even though it is and allowing me to browse. Not sure if that is related. I haven't made any changes to privacy settings, security settings, etc. before this has become an issue. Please help, this issue is beyond my expertise.

Asked by squeeg Prieš 3 valandas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 2 valandas

How to fix layout of landing pages in firefox

Hi! People I hope you are doing well, I am having a big problem for my site landing page, I have done a lots of customisation yet I am unable to solve, Master of PC Maste… (read more)

Hi! People

I hope you are doing well, I am having a big problem for my site landing page, I have done a lots of customisation yet I am unable to solve, Master of PC Master of PC this is the landing page with ui issue.

Please help me out. Regards, Ghoto

Asked by ghotosahab7 Prieš 4 mėnesius

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 2 valandas

Webpages saved as PDFs are very large files compared to Safari

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, w… (read more)

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, while Safari saves the same pdf as 325KB. I never noticed this to be the case in the distant past but as my available storage space started shrinking rapidly on my MacBook I realized this might be the culprit.

I don't know when these large pdfs files started with FF but as I reviewed some similar files from several years ago, the same type of 2-3 page pdf in FF was in the KB, not MB of data. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a setting that should be changed so these pdfs are not so bloated in size?

I am still using FF 88.0.1 having not made the leap to the newer versions of FF because of all the bad reviews. That said, I have not seen any info which indicates that FF scaled down pdf file sizes in the newer versions of FF.

In FF's Preferences pane PDFs are set to open in FF. Would it help reduce the file sizes if I changed that so they open in Mac's default application which I assume is Preview? I don't know if that's what the default preference was years ago when FF pdfs were much smaller files, or if changing that would make no difference at all.

Also, for what it's worth, I previously disabled FF's new-ish Print Preview Interface in about:config because it was consistently overriding the preset positions I set for my headers and footers, resulting in them being cut off the printed pages, however, the bloated pdfs were a problem long before FF introduced the Print Preview Interface feature.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of pdfs that FF is creating? I don't have and don't want to get a 3rd party application like Adobe Acrobat to deal with this, when I can simply use Safari as my browser. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane Prieš 1 dieną

Last reply by jscher2000 Prieš 3 valandas

Firefox is now contolling my mouse for system volume

Hello! Firefox is now controlling the volume of my system via a volume fader that appears in the upper left corner of my screen. Also because of this- I can no longer us… (read more)

Hello! Firefox is now controlling the volume of my system via a volume fader that appears in the upper left corner of my screen. Also because of this- I can no longer use "control" button and my mouse to expand any images. In short- Firefox has taken over total control of my mouse. Hoping you can help get this back to normal! Thank you!

Asked by dbauerle2 Prieš 5 valandas

Last reply by TyDraniu Prieš 3 valandas

Firefox connection failed

While browsing after updaing the browser, an error occurred during a connection to www.Google.com.PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown be… (read more)

While browsing after updaing the browser, an error occurred during a connection to www.Google.com.PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the recieved data could not be verified. Please contact the website owners to inform of this problem. Kindly help to resolve this issue as before updates, it was running in good condition.

Asked by chandra31972 Prieš 8 valandas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 5 valandas

everything was working great..... then you updated and things started going haywire...

everything was working great..... then you updated and things started going haywire..... then Microsucks did the same.... i have enough problems from microsucks by themse… (read more)

everything was working great..... then you updated and things started going haywire..... then Microsucks did the same.... i have enough problems from microsucks by themselves.. fix this

Asked by logrhed41 Prieš 8 valandas

Last reply by FredMcD Prieš 5 valandas