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Zoom Function

I am older and use the zoom function on many web pages. After this last update the Zoom function seems to be broken. I Zoom to 133% for a more comfortable read on a news… (read more)

I am older and use the zoom function on many web pages. After this last update the Zoom function seems to be broken. I Zoom to 133% for a more comfortable read on a news site (Guardian)... go into the article and have to zoom again. Go back to the home page and it is fine until it finishes reloading and it snaps back to original size. Have to zoom again. None of these zoom setting remain consistantly. This has only become an issue since I restarted Firefox to install the last update.

Asked by Cliff 1 day ago

Last reply by Cliff 1 hour ago

stripping processes down to nothing

per the subject you guys, can you point me to a resource where I can find out why FF uses so much mem? that's not needed. i already read everything on the web I could f… (read more)

per the subject you guys, can you point me to a resource where I can find out why FF uses so much mem? that's not needed. i already read everything on the web I could find. I understand that the multiple threads are for faster content loading, but that's irrelevant for me. I've manipulated it for quite a while, and I always see 5 threads boot when FF boots. can that be stripped down? if so, how? tx. see img.

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Asked by Adam 1 hour ago

PC reboots without BSOD, seemingly Firefox is a culprit

Build: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i5-10600, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, MSI B460M-A Pro. OS and some software on an SSD, other stuff on two hard drives. Problem: Replaced mobo, C… (read more)

Build: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i5-10600, GTX 1070, 16GB RAM, MSI B460M-A Pro. OS and some software on an SSD, other stuff on two hard drives.

Problem: Replaced mobo, CPU, RAM, CPU fan and SSD a week ago, installed fresh OS. The day after that computer started resetting randomly while streaming or watching a video in Firefox after a period of from five minutes to two hours. Never happened while I was playing Monster Hunter World and Apex Legends and streaming them with Chrome open or closed. Win doesn't say anything about it after reboot, and I can't see a minidump in Windows folder.

Event log doesn't say much interesting, two events right after the reboot are always like that:

The previous system shutdown at 15:23:32 on ‎02.‎03.‎2021 was unexpected.

Audit events have been dropped by the transport. 0

The only other warnings in the log are like this: Catalog Database (1800,R,98) Catalog Database: The database format feature version 9180 (0x23dc) could not be used due to the current database format 1568.20.0, controlled by the parameter 0x410022D8 (8920 | JET_efvAllowHigherPersistedFormat).

Tried updating chipset & network adapter driver, graphics drivers, turning hardware acceleration in browsers on and off, removing add-ons from Firefox, reinstalling browsers. Checking temperatures with Open Hardware Monitor (all below 40 degrees Celsius), CPU load is very low. PSU is also a suspect, but this crash never happened when Firefox wasn't running.

Asked by nikodimov 2 hours ago

Suddenly Firefox created an extra empty window which cannot be closed

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large am… (read more)

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large amount of tabs. When I try to close the empty window Firefox gives a warning, that this will close my (many) tabs. That doesn't make much sense to me. And when another app, like Thunderbird, opens an URL, it is opened in the new empty window. I can add that I use some add-ons like Simple Tab Groups, Vertical Tabs Reloaded, AdBlock Plus and NoScript.

Asked by Henrik R. 1 day ago

Last reply by Henrik R. 2 hours ago

Firefox blank page and crash

All of a sudden, Firefox appears frozen on launch: doesn't launch any web page, or any page, in face--preference, or any of the about: pages. Just blank page. Clicks are … (read more)

All of a sudden, Firefox appears frozen on launch: doesn't launch any web page, or any page, in face--preference, or any of the about: pages. Just blank page. Clicks are registered, but don't have any effect.

If I close the window, multiple firefox processes linger for a while, and then the crash window pops up.

So far, I've: deleted the ~/.mozilla directory; downloaded fresh version of both 86 and 87 developer editions; restarted with addons disabled; and various combinations thereof.

I'm on Linux Mint 64-bit, latest version.

Firefox is completely unusable for me now. And I think it started with my rebooting my PC (which I've done multiple times so far).

This looks suspiciously similar to https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/a5qru6/firefox_64_opens_blank_tab_and_crashes/ and https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1513855. They don't seem to have any solutions, though.

Any thoughts?

Asked by Jeenu 4 hours ago

Last reply by Jeenu 2 hours ago

Firefox keeps chrashing (Ubuntu 18.04)

Hey, I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall i… (read more)

Hey,

I have a problem with firefox, i'm using a MacBookPro2012 with Ubuntu 18.04. It wont start at all, not even in save mode (without extensions). I tried to deinstall it several times, but after the reinstallation it keeps crashing.

That's was the crash report says. I don't know what to do, can anybody help out?

AdapterDeviceID: 0x0166 AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/i965 AdapterDriverVersion: 20.0.8.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 AvailablePageFile: 0 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 7821504512 AvailableSwapMemory: 1027600384 AvailableVirtualMemory: 11206725632 BuildID: 20210222142601 CrashTime: 1614936641 DesktopEnvironment: gnome FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600930304 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1614674339 IsWayland: 0 IsWaylandDRM: 0 MozCrashReason: OOB Notes: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTSFP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR+ OMTP? OMTP+3 libGL.so.1? libGL.so.1+ ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 0 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 51498 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1614936641 TelemetrySessionId: 645bdb53-8049-4919-ab53-00995b6d316a ThreadIdNameMapping: 22039:"IPC I/O Parent",22040:"Timer",22041:"Netlink Monitor",22042:"Socket Thread",22043:"Permission",22046:"JS Watchdog",22047:"JS Helper",22049:"JS Helper",22050:"JS Helper",22048:"JS Helper",22051:"BGReadURLs",22054:"Cache2 I/O",22055:"Cookie",22056:"StreamTrans #1",22057:"Worker Launcher",22062:"GLXVsyncThread",22067:"Renderer",22069:"WRWorker#1",22071:"WRWorker#3",22074:"WRWorkerLP#2",22072:"WRWorkerLP#0",22073:"WRWorkerLP#1",22068:"WRWorker#0",22076:"Compositor",22075:"WRWorkerLP#3",22070:"WRWorker#2", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 17749499904 TotalPhysicalMemory: 16721899520 UptimeTS: .76795416 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 86.0

This report also contains technical information about the state of the application when it crashed.

Asked by boemboem 5 hours ago

Last reply by boemboem 2 hours ago

Firefox reports incorrect time

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). Th… (read more)

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5

Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). That refers to site like everytimezone.com.

At the same time, Google Chrome on the same system reports correct time.

System clocks are synced to external time servers, time drift is negligible (if any).

How can one make Firefox report correct time (preferably without any extensions)?

Asked by konstantin2 9 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

Browsher

I have a macbook air and everytime i have to update or restart my computer, for some reason i don't understand why firefox signs me out of everything and says i have to … (read more)

I have a macbook air and everytime i have to update or restart my computer, for some reason i don't understand why firefox signs me out of everything and says i have to set up the browse all over each time? Why would i need to do this constantly! It's very annoying . I didnt delete any cookies or whatever. What's going on? please help i can't find answers!!

Asked by sandrineak 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Firefox is extremely show, won't go to websites.

This past weekend, it appeared that firefox's servers crashed. I patiently waited for it to come back up. Tried to use it the next day and it's just not working correctly… (read more)

This past weekend, it appeared that firefox's servers crashed. I patiently waited for it to come back up. Tried to use it the next day and it's just not working correctly. It will open up to the default firefox page (not my home page), but that's about it. I can't get to other websites, it just won't go. I've tried reinstalling and nothing has worked. Please help. Trying to maneuver to other things w/in that page is like molasses.

Asked by rsours 14 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Firefox does not load, opening briefly and then closing

I have had Firefox downloaded for a considerable amount of time and had begun to use it as my daily browser, until I started experiencing issues, concerning the loading. … (read more)

I have had Firefox downloaded for a considerable amount of time and had begun to use it as my daily browser, until I started experiencing issues, concerning the loading. I have experienced this issue in all cases when trying to open the browser through the desktop shortcut, other icons, and even the .exe file, and typically I will see a brief white screen of Firefox before it immediately closes again. Frustrating to say the least and a quick google provides no insight. I have attempted on multiple occasions to uninstall and reinstall, however to no avail, and have even tried to create a new profile, via the Run (Firefox.exe -P) but again with no success. Running the browser in Safe Mode (Shift) will also work for a split second with the dialogue opening and then instantly shutting. Any suggestion on a potential fix would be great.

Asked by Elliot Grayston 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 hours ago

Fire fox refuses to open "Bing"

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error: ''''''''The page isn’t r… (read more)

So, I was trying to head to Bing for reasons I will not disclose due to embarrassment. So I went to open it from google and was given the Error:

 ''''''''The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.''''''''

So I cleared cookies and site data, nothing still got the error. I tried checking my PC for malware as stupid as it sounds, I just didn't wanna be asked to do it. Spic and Span. I even checked my protection settings which FOR SOME REASON turned themselves back on. I turned those off and still, no dice.

Any help would be appreciated

Asked by Greyshirk 15 hours ago

block keyboard hijacking

Some websites like to hijack your keyboard shortcuts. (For example in forums, ⌘-C, ⌘-V, ⌘-K, ⌘-L) In Firefox, you can hold ⌘+Shift while clicking a link to open it in a n… (read more)

Some websites like to hijack your keyboard shortcuts. (For example in forums, ⌘-C, ⌘-V, ⌘-K, ⌘-L)

In Firefox, you can hold ⌘+Shift while clicking a link to open it in a new background tab. I recently encountered a website (Duckduckgo) which hijacks this as well.

Is there a way to block website from redirecting your keyboard shortcuts. It's really intrusive and I hate it.

Thanks.

Asked by exekutive 17 hours ago

firefox is running out of space / win 8 / loads of free disk space

Hi friends, I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space. "firefox is running out of space" Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I al… (read more)

Hi friends,

I am receiving an error that firefox is out of disk space.

"firefox is running out of space"

Despite following the instructions the error still appears. I also clicked the "Got it" button in hopes that this would make the error go away, but it keeps coming back. My system has over 20gb free and I really can't see why this error is occuring.

Does anyone have any advice? (besides switching browsers)

Thanks.

Asked by dougstackhouse 17 hours ago

Firefox fills disk space to 0 bytes few times a day

Hello! I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the lates… (read more)

Hello!

I’ve been having quite strange problem with Firefox for a few months since version 80.X on clean Windows 10 (reinstalled from scratch after secure erase; the latest 20H2 version with all updates installed). It’s worth to mention that I’ve been using Firefox like 15 years and never had an issue like this before.

Firefox just fills up system drive completely (50+GB to 0 bytes remaining) few times a day under active usage. It happens randomly and I can’t identify the reason. I also can’t find any actual files saved on disk because it seems to be related to NTFS cache. I’ve tried disabling the following settings with no success:

browser.cache.disk.enable cached-web-content_cached-web-content browser.cache.memory.enable browser.cache.disk.smart_size.enabled

And couldn’t find any solution unfortunately. I usually have 2 windows opened ("common" and private) with 10 to 30 tabs each which is not much at all for i7/16GB I believe. This problem is extremely annoying and seriously affects SSD life so I'd really appreciate if someone would help me to resolve it. Thanks in advance!

Asked by eqall 4 days ago

Last reply by eqall 19 hours ago

Firefox 84 - twitter/firefox get slower over time after reinstallation

Hi everyone, I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook … (read more)

Hi everyone,

I'm on w7-64. I updated to FF86, and there were obvious problems with it, so I installed 84. Works fine, except that now I'm noticing twitter and facebook get slower over time. I didn't notice that before reinstallation of 84.

I just created a new profile and refreshed. Will monitor. But what is the usual issue when firefox is doing this? Basically its not releasing memory correct?

I tried useing Firemin (https://www.rizonesoft.com/downloads/firemin/), and there was a noticable difference with twitter and firefox. But I'd rather just fix the issue instead of using a bandaid if I can.

During the reinstallation of FF84, I did delete a few registry entries (I followed a page like this to do it (https://www.tenforums.com/browsers-email/164280-remove-firefox-completely-then-reinstall.html)). But I don't know how that could effect releasing memory.

I'll keep you updated, but does anyone have any insight?

Thanks!

Asked by info4851 21 hours ago

Last reply by info4851 20 hours ago

Not loading any pages and cant can't open settings

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-co… (read more)

Yesterday I was using Firefox normally (browsing, Discord, etc.). Today when I opened it, it wouldn't load any page. If I type something in the adress bar it will auto-complete or show suggestions based on google, but when I hit enter, nothing happens. It doesn't even try to load anything. I also can't go into options. When I click on the options button, nothing happens. I am not running in any compatibility modes. I have tried reinstalling Firefox, didn't help. I am not using any add-ons. I have done several virus searches. Other browsers work fine. I'm running out of ideas now, that's why I'm doing this post.

Asked by blockbuster2033 2 days ago

Last reply by blockbuster2033 20 hours ago

downloads

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work a… (read more)

Hello, Is this the end of firefox for me? I am a chess fan and download chessgames from this site. I log in on the chessbase site and OK. But suddenly this doesn't work anymore!! Strange because with microsoft edge it works!! Greetings harry

Asked by harry.cattoir 1 day ago

Last reply by harry.cattoir 21 hours ago

firefox update earlier today has resulted in verious webppages crashing the browser

Hi, A firebox browser automatic update earlier today has resulted in various pages I visit subsequently crashing the browser. It is particularly problematic because one p… (read more)

Hi,

A firebox browser automatic update earlier today has resulted in various pages I visit subsequently crashing the browser.

It is particularly problematic because one page that now crashes is my Barclays Bank login page, which I normally check every few days.

I know that rollback of updates is not recommended, perhaps not even allowed, but surely if an update results in a page like Barclays crashing the browser then there must be a fix pending?

Please do not reply with "try another browser" or "try your phone" - I don't do banking on my phone, and find both Chrome and Edge packed with too much ad crap, making browsing painfuly slow.

I would prefer you to reply with "Here is how to fix it so you can continue to use Firefox..."

Kind regards,

R

Asked by therobertc 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 21 hours ago