Google doc or sheet lags/pauses perdiocally on firefox

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the… (read more)

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the same documents. I never had this problem until the firefox updates in the past few months. I have tried the usual steps such as disabling all plugins, start firefox in safemode but nothing works. The problem is consistent across all documents, even for new documents. Does anyone know of a workaround?

Asked by ron Prieš 6 dienas

Not receiving background notifications (macOS) when watching videos in full screen

I recently switched from chrome to firefox. Normally I receive notifications of texts/imessages and calls in the top right corner of my screen even when I am watching vid… (read more)

I recently switched from chrome to firefox. Normally I receive notifications of texts/imessages and calls in the top right corner of my screen even when I am watching videos in full screen; however, after switching to firefox I have noticed that sometimes I do not receive the notifications if I am in full screen video mode. This is causing me to miss some important messages. Is there a way to ensure that notifications such as imessages display even while watching videos in full screen?

Asked by raj33v4 Prieš 6 dienas

Bookmarks & passwords did not sync to my new computer

I bought a new PC recently, which includes new hard drives and everything. Sync was always turned on on my old PC that I used until I switched to new one completely. And … (read more)

I bought a new PC recently, which includes new hard drives and everything. Sync was always turned on on my old PC that I used until I switched to new one completely. And now when I logged into my Firefox account and tried sync, to my surprise, NOTHING synced. I've lost all of my saved passwords and bookmarks that I've been storing for years literally. Please tell me that there's a way to get those back somehow?

Asked by draalee88 Prieš 6 dienas

Last reply by draalee88 Prieš 6 dienas

speed on fire fox

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs eve… (read more)

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs everytime. Right now I have reinstalled the fire fox and tested with both Ookla and fast.com both are giving a reading of 37.6Mbs on the fire fox and 184 on the Chrome. I do like fire fox but if the speed is not there then i do not want to use it. I am not good at this computer stuff so if there are any instruction please use simple terms, also I am too old to learn . thanks stay safe

Minoo

Asked by gammy01 Prieš 6 dienas

Firefox / "consent.exe" crashing in infinite loop on startup

I have had the following issue 5 times now over a longer period of time (Windows 10, Firefox 77.0.1 and earlier versions). Rarely, when I want to start Firefox, I get stu… (read more)

I have had the following issue 5 times now over a longer period of time (Windows 10, Firefox 77.0.1 and earlier versions).

Rarely, when I want to start Firefox, I get stuck in an infinite loop. The mouse cursor changes to a "loading" cursor and starts flickering forever, trying to start Firefox. This is bad enough for my whole system to behave strangely, e.g. mouse clicks will randomly not register or release.

Upon inspecting the task manager, I find that `consent.exe` repeatedly pops up and disappears. I assume it crashes and then firefox tries to restart, repeating in an infinite loop ... I only recently found a dubious/hacky way to stop this without logging out or restarting my pc: When I forcefully rename `C:/Windows/System32/consent.exe` via console, e.g. to `.../consent.exe_`, Firefox will crash "properly" with an error message and I can rename it back.

I have no idea what this `consent.exe` does or why it is called, which makes finding the cause or fixing the issue very hard..


Details / attempted fixes

The most recent time I had this issue, it appeared after trying to open an external link while Firefox was open. Firefox then found a new update and started automatically updating to the newest version (77.0.1), before trying to open the link and giving an error message (I don't remember what it was..). To properly apply the update I closed Firefox, tried to open it again, and I started getting this infinite crash loop.

This is not the first time I had this exact same issue, but the cause seems to vary. The first time I encountered this was back when there was a buggy Windows update, which if I read my logs correctly seems to have been at the end of February 2020. As far as I can remember at this time, the issue appeared immediately after restarting my PC and updating Windows (no opening of external links involved). The only way I managed to fix it was by uninstalling that Windows update. I disabled the following updates for some months. At this time I assumed the cause was the buggy Windows update, but since then I had the same issue 4 more times. Of the times I can remember the issue appeared immediately after

  • updating windows
  •  ??
  •  ??
  • clicking an external link
  • clicking an external link > automatic Firefox update > restart Firefox > crash

Every time I got this issue I tried many things to fix it, including

  • restarting Firefox
  • restarting the PC
  • deleting my Firefox profiles in `%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles` and `%AppData%\..\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles`

none of the above worked any time I had this issue - nonetheless the issue would disappear randomly without me knowing what fixed it.

The first time when it was seemingly caused by the buggy Windows update, I even uninstalled and reinstalled all of Firefox, including deleting my Profiles in AppData. Even then, the issue persisted on a completely clean and barebone install of Firefox. However, since then it is seemingly caused by opening external links and the problem always randomly disappeared before I got to try a clean Firefox install.

The most recent time, the issue disappeared while I was trying `firefox.exe --version`, `firefox.exe --help` to find out my Firefox version (I don't know the correct commands, so nothing happened). This did not work, but when I then tried to start Firefox again, I got about 10 or so error messages on the first attempt (unfortunately, I don't remember the error message..), and then the issue was gone on the second attempt to restart Firefox.

One other random guess I have is that some of my about:config settings may be related, in particular I completely disabled any links from opening popups, be it a new tab or window. But this sounds really like a bug and I certainly do not want to undo this setting.


In the end I am not even sure if this is a Firefox or Windows issue, and I am also not sure what would be a better place to look for support. Should I submit the above as bug report?

I am also very reluctant to try to reproduce the issue since I have no idea what the fix is and spent hours on it every time.

Asked by Shiwa Prieš 4 savaites

Last reply by Shiwa Prieš 6 dienas

When playing audio or video in a tab, opening a new tab / switching to it causes the audio/video to stutter

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly. This happens no matte… (read more)

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly.

This happens no matter what. With add-ons enabled, with ALL add-ons disabled, AND with firefox in safe-mode.

I have uploaded a video of the problem in action:

https://streamable.com/cgy9h5

Asked by macmilln82 Prieš 6 dienas

AAdvantage eShopping Button Extension will not download

I have been unsuccessful in downloading the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping extension from the AA.com website. Each time I get the error "The add-on could not be … (read more)

I have been unsuccessful in downloading the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping extension from the AA.com website. Each time I get the error "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure".

Firefox 79ob3 Window 7

Thanks

Asked by mthomasff Prieš 6 dienas

Passwords saved by Firefox today don't work

Did something change in Firefox today? I tried to let Firefox save a password and user name for Ask LibreOffice and when I tried to log in the password failed and I had t… (read more)

Did something change in Firefox today? I tried to let Firefox save a password and user name for Ask LibreOffice and when I tried to log in the password failed and I had to reset it.This happened again just now. (LibreOffice again). Firefox used to mess up in this way but that was ages ago. Everything has worked beautifully until today. Thank you!

Asked by Kangalarue Prieš 6 dienas

"Firefox.app" can't be opened.

I am running MACOS 10.15.5 on a MacBook Pro. Up until recently Firefox has worked perfectly. Now, and for maybe the past week or so, I get the pop-up error message "Firef… (read more)

I am running MACOS 10.15.5 on a MacBook Pro. Up until recently Firefox has worked perfectly. Now, and for maybe the past week or so, I get the pop-up error message "Firefox.app" can't be opened. No other indications or messages.

I have removed and reinstalled the app from the Firefox 77.0.1.dmg file. Still have the issue. I get the same msg when attempting to start Firefox in safe mode. I thought at first this issue may be due to the upgrade to 10.15.5 from 10.15.4, but a family member's Firefox works perfectly on 10.15.5. I actually don't remember when the jump to "5" from "4" actually happened. I have checked the forms and found nothing relating to this specific error. Perhaps I missed it.

I have attempted to recover Firefox from an earlier (6/2/2020)Time Machine backup which I believe was prior to the "5" upgrade, but the message is still the same.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by ldhess Prieš 3 savaites

Last reply by ldhess Prieš 6 dienas

Certain links in my bookmarks or top sites does nothing the first time I click them

So for example, I have https://open.spotify.com/collection/tracks bookmarked. Pretty much every time I want to open that link, whether from top sites in a new tab or if I… (read more)

So for example, I have https://open.spotify.com/collection/tracks bookmarked. Pretty much every time I want to open that link, whether from top sites in a new tab or if I search that bookmark from the URL and click it, nothing happens. It will, however, work the second time I click it. It seems like really odd behavior.

Asked by C h r i s W Prieš 6 dienas

Reddit chat on old Reddit not working on Firefox

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and… (read more)

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu

When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and Redesign on Chrome, and another Reddit user has confirmed the same experience.

I see this version was updated on June 3, 2020, and while I don't use chat very often, I know it has been only recently unresponsive. Problem is, I use old Reddit almost exclusively when I'm actually using Reddit because I prefer the way it runs.

Asked by rikkilange44 Prieš 6 dienas

JIT/GC/Cycle Collection hanging periodically

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video… (read more)

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video playing and another with like reddit or something else, and when browsing reddit, I get major hanging when interacting for around 7 seconds.

I recorded a couple performance profiles to see what's causing it, and it seems to consistently be a very long JIT or GC call, also labelled as "Cycle Collection" in the waterfall view.

I saved the profiles and I can upload them, but I'm not sure if they come with any private info so I'm reticent to add it to this thread.

I've watched the Task Manager (the Firefox one and the Windows one) while this is happening and memory usage in the Windows task manager seems to rise quickly over a few seconds then suddenly drop back down. I'm not sure if that's relevant. In the Firefox Task Manager I didn't see anything particularly salient other than energy usage spiking up just after the hanging is over.

This doesn't only seem to happen on Windows because it also happens on my Linux laptop occasionally as well, in a very similar manner. I didn't collect any evidence on Linux yet.

This has been happening for quite a while now, on multiple versions of Firefox in a row. I'm using 79.0b3 Developer Edition right now on my Windows machine.

Closing and reopening Firefox usually causes things to clear themselves out and I don't get such long hanging for a while.

I would expect JIT and GC to happen in much smaller chunks to avoid hanging, it's strange that it takes that long for one call.

Asked by Francis Prieš 6 dienas

Missing websites from address bar

Updated firefox to 78.0.1 and now some websites aren't appearing in the drop down address bar. Before the update I counted 10 entries in the drop down menu and currently … (read more)

Updated firefox to 78.0.1 and now some websites aren't appearing in the drop down address bar. Before the update I counted 10 entries in the drop down menu and currently I'm at 8. However, if I enter the key "^" key I see the original 10. Is there anyway to make this original 10 appear by default?

Asked by Devinnived Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by Devinnived Prieš 6 dienas

This webpage has been blocked

Recently while browsing http://www.mediafire.com/, I mistakenly clicked on Block. Thereafter tried all the available solutions, but the web site always returning this mes… (read more)

Recently while browsing http://www.mediafire.com/, I mistakenly clicked on Block. Thereafter tried all the available solutions, but the web site always returning this message: This webpage has been blocked. Anyone out there solved this sort of problem, please help. Thank you. Jasim Raihan

Asked by jasim.raihan123 Prieš 1 mėnesį

Last reply by jasim.raihan123 Prieš 6 dienas

js scroll behavior

js scroll behavor smooth sometime not work scroll can be: scrollIntoView scrollBy scrollTo and use behavior: "smooth" no this problem before upgrade to firefox 78 tried f… (read more)

js scroll behavor smooth sometime not work

scroll can be: scrollIntoView scrollBy scrollTo

and use behavior: "smooth"

no this problem before upgrade to firefox 78

tried firefox 79 beta, there also is the problem

Asked by none Prieš 6 dienas

No URL sites open

I could not enter a URL address or IP address in this FF forum. I have entered IP address and URL sites before. Is this a new restriction on the use of this forum? The 2 … (read more)

I could not enter a URL address or IP address in this FF forum. I have entered IP address and URL sites before. Is this a new restriction on the use of this forum?

The 2 URL below I could not enter before around the end of June 2020. The below address show up even though my Mac 's FF is not connected to any URL or have any tabs open.

ec2-52-12-8-165.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ec2-34-199-87-86.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Asked by Mace2 Prieš 1 savaitę

Last reply by Mace2 Prieš 6 dienas

Two degrees of full screen mode

Using 78.0.1 on Windows 10, when I press F11 to get full screen in Youtube TV, it works, but it leaves a thin grey line at the very top of my screen (1280x800 resolution … (read more)

Using 78.0.1 on Windows 10, when I press F11 to get full screen in Youtube TV, it works, but it leaves a thin grey line at the very top of my screen (1280x800 resolution showing 1280/720 YTTV), and mousing over it drops down the Firefox tab and URL bars. That's "Full Screen Level 1". Using --kiosk prevents the dropdowns, but it doesn't get rid of the line.

If I play some video and mouse over the Firefox window while it's in Level 1 and not displaying any UI, a full screen icon appears in the upper right. Clicking it gets rid of the gray line and briefly shows the message, "youtube.com is now full screen." Now, mousing over the top middle of the screen displays that message instead of the Firefox UI. That's "Full Screen Level 2."

When I start Firefox, it remembers Level 1, but not Level 2, and the only way I see to get Level 2 is to click on the icon. I want Level 2 all the time for this profile, which I use on a small secondary monitor, and only for YTTV.

Any ideas?

Asked by crawfish Prieš 6 dienas

How to fully display the title of each webpage at Topsites in homepage?

Please look at the attachment, the last two titles just can't fully displayed as they are too long. But even I edit the title to make it as short as possible and recogniz… (read more)

Please look at the attachment, the last two titles just can't fully displayed as they are too long. But even I edit the title to make it as short as possible and recognizable, they are still not short enough to be shown fully. How to set it? I want to let them fully displayed no matter the length. Thanks

Asked by mike.zhao0824 Prieš 6 dienas