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Firefox is dying a lot lately, and I seem to have more add-ons and extensions running than there seem.

Over the last week or so my Firefox seems to be dying about once per day. It just slows to a crawl, and then stops responding entirely and I have to use task manager to … (read more)

Over the last week or so my Firefox seems to be dying about once per day. It just slows to a crawl, and then stops responding entirely and I have to use task manager to kill it. When I look in task manager it's taking up as much as 30% of my system resources, despite only having 4 tabs open at any given time. I've tried both refreshing and uninstalling Firefox, and neither has solved the problem. When I looked at the health report, I noticed something that's confusing me, namely the amount of add-ons and extensions it claims I have running. It claims that there are 7 extensions running, but there are only 3 listed on my add-ons manager, all of which I installed manually, which is making me wonder if there are 4 somehow hidden extensions that are causing me problems, and don't go away when I remove or refresh Firefox. Is there any way that I could figure out what these might be or get someone from Mozilla to take a look and see if they can figure out what's going on?

Asked by TheRedwolf 3 years ago

Answered by Fiascokid 3 years ago

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how to remove tracking wedpage downloads

I keep getting a stream of blocked outgoing messages from my Malwarebytes protection software. They all carry differing forms of ss.smcd.com the first two letters chang… (read more)

I keep getting a stream of blocked outgoing messages from my Malwarebytes protection software. They all carry differing forms of ss.smcd.com the first two letters changing frequently. HOW DO I REMOVE THIS FROM HAPPENING. They all show c: program files/ (86) Mozilla Firefox\firefox exe.

my software is blocking but it is annoying as heck.

Asked by akejama 3 years ago

Answered by Passie 3 years ago

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ebay not displaying correctly

Ever since updating to 50.0.2 ebay displays like this. I have tried disabling addons and clearing caches with the built in tool and ccleaner and it still displays like t… (read more)

Ever since updating to 50.0.2 ebay displays like this. I have tried disabling addons and clearing caches with the built in tool and ccleaner and it still displays like this.

Asked by mourningstar625 3 years ago

Answered by mourningstar625 3 years ago

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want to make sure I have disabled the private browsing

I am using ubuntu 16.04 Firefox suddenly started the private browsing thing and created a genuine mess for me. So, I read how to disable it, in theory and did it. It go… (read more)

I am using ubuntu 16.04 Firefox suddenly started the private browsing thing and created a genuine mess for me. So, I read how to disable it, in theory and did it. It goes like: restart in safe mode goto options/privacy use custom settings and uncheck "use custom settings" and then UNcheck "use private browsing". Then go back to "remember history" restart firefox In theory this disables the private browsing thing?

Asked by greg 3 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox crashes soon after it opens

The crash seems to have started with Firefox 50. I have a windows 10 machine but I have not installed the cumulative update yet. It downloads but doesn't install on the… (read more)

The crash seems to have started with Firefox 50. I have a windows 10 machine but I have not installed the cumulative update yet. It downloads but doesn't install on the restart. The cumulative update is Cumulative Update for Windows 10 version 16074 x64-based systems (KB3200970) On November 8th it downloaded and failed to install on the restart and has done so every day since.

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Asked by Clem's account 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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I want Firefox to open in a maximized window

That used to happen for years. About 2 months ago Firefox began opening with a 'restored' (i.e. not maximised) window. For a few days in the last fortnight it resumed o… (read more)

That used to happen for years. About 2 months ago Firefox began opening with a 'restored' (i.e. not maximised) window. For a few days in the last fortnight it resumed opening maximised. Now it is opening with a 'restored' window which is wider and shorter than the size used previously.

The localstore.rdf file is dated 09 May 2014.

Asked by ender21 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Firefox download window: please make 2 seperate buttons: "Clear completed + canceled downloads" and "Clear failed downloads"

Hello Firefox download window: please make 2 seperate buttons: "Clear completed + canceled downloads" and "Clear failed downloads". This would help the users to simply cl… (read more)

Hello

Firefox download window: please make 2 seperate buttons: "Clear completed + canceled downloads" and "Clear failed downloads". This would help the users to simply clear the successfull + manually cancelled downloads quickly. And you still can inspect, what has failed - and retry them when still remaining in the history or take action to re-download from website etc.

Thank you.

Asked by guepaj 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Jagged fonts displayed in Firefox 50.0.2

Hello everyone, I'm running Firefox 50.0.2 on Windows 8.1 64 bits. For a while now it seems that Firefox is displaying jaggy fonts, looks like it's not applying any antia… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I'm running Firefox 50.0.2 on Windows 8.1 64 bits. For a while now it seems that Firefox is displaying jaggy fonts, looks like it's not applying any antialiasing whatsoever.

Checked in Chrome and all fonts are displayed nicely and smooth.

What I've done so far, with no results: - Updated my graphics driver (nVidia Geforce GTX 850M) - Reinstalled Firefox - Adjusted ClearType text

I'm attaching 2 print screens, one with Firefox and one with Chrome. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

Asked by rainmanx 3 years ago

Answered by philipp 3 years ago

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Autohide the HTML5 player controls when video is paused as well.

The HTML5 player controls will hide itself after a few seconds when a video starts to play either from clicking a YouTube video link or when the video is resumed from pau… (read more)

The HTML5 player controls will hide itself after a few seconds when a video starts to play either from clicking a YouTube video link or when the video is resumed from pause. However, the controls will remain visible as long as the video is paused. The controls are quite obstructive due to certain moments when I need to pause to see a certain thing in the video in a very short time-frame but got covered by the player controls and disappears when resume playback. So, how do I make the HTML5 player controls to also auto-hide a few seconds after the video is paused or instantly hides when the mouse is outside the player area?

Asked by frfxuser 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox not communicating with net, Refresh not working

All of a sudden when I start Firefox I get a white screen, and the wheel just spins and spins. It never connects to the internet, while other programs like Internet Explo… (read more)

All of a sudden when I start Firefox I get a white screen, and the wheel just spins and spins. It never connects to the internet, while other programs like Internet Explorer connect just fine. I never get an error message along the lines "website not found" or anything like that: it just spins its wheels forever.

After some research here I found the Troubleshooting page and tried the "Restart with Add-ons Disabled." This did not work. Then I tried the "Refresh" button, and that _did_ work, but only for that session. The next time I started Firefox I was back to the problem described in the first paragraph.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling. Same deal. I did more research and found the Add-ons and Extensions page. I deleted a couple extensions flagged in red by virtue of uninstalling their parent programs and guess what? Same deal! Aaaargh! This is driving me nuts.

How can I get a totally clean reinstall, preserving my bookmarks. Any help appreciated.

                                  -Dennis

Asked by dennis17899 3 years ago

Answered by dennis17899 3 years ago

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How to Block Background Images?

Hi, I have sensory processing issues, and when I scroll on pages with background images, sometimes the text moves, and the background image doesn't, and this triggers my … (read more)

Hi,

I have sensory processing issues, and when I scroll on pages with background images, sometimes the text moves, and the background image doesn't, and this triggers my migraines.

I have tried using the preferences > content > colors options, and the "readable text on white background" style,* and they help, but on some sites (not this site) they make it impossible to see what I'm mistyping.

Does anyone know of a good way to block background images without this problem, or which can be toggled?

Asked by MarjaE 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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Don't want user name and password saved for huntington bank website

I accidentally checked remember user name and password on my Huntington Bank Website Account. Please change to NEVER REMEMBER on my Huntington Log In. Thanks,Robert Grywa… (read more)

I accidentally checked remember user name and password on my Huntington Bank Website Account. Please change to NEVER REMEMBER on my Huntington Log In. Thanks,Robert Grywalsky

Asked by gwal 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Firefox on linux - is patching necessary ?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop more than a year ago. I have not patched my Linux nor update my Firefox since then. Is it still safe to surf the web with the … (read more)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop more than a year ago. I have not patched my Linux nor update my Firefox since then. Is it still safe to surf the web with the aged Firefox ? Or is it security disaster ? Thank you.

Asked by Criz1 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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Can't use yahoomail in firefox but can in chrome. emptied cache etc, javascript enabled, un-and-re-installed firefox......still the same

The yahoo mail page appears as normal but the buttons at the top are missing and i cant open any emails even though the recent emails are there right in front of me. Have… (read more)

The yahoo mail page appears as normal but the buttons at the top are missing and i cant open any emails even though the recent emails are there right in front of me. Have tried everything I can but its always the same. Works fine on Chrome so Im using that but I liked Firefox.

Asked by matteeoohart 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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I don't know what has happened but I can no longer search websites, etc. It says "welcome to a new tab" and refuses to take anything I type in.

I write what I am searching for and it disappears. Sometimes a site I've used before pops up. Anything new does not work. Will need to switch to another browser if this c… (read more)

I write what I am searching for and it disappears. Sometimes a site I've used before pops up. Anything new does not work. Will need to switch to another browser if this continues.

Asked by shastadaisy72 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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zoom is set to 100% but it is actually stuck on 150%

My Firefox Zoom is set to 100%, however when viewing websites the actual zoom appears to be 150%. This came up when testing a new website that was not displaying correctl… (read more)

My Firefox Zoom is set to 100%, however when viewing websites the actual zoom appears to be 150%. This came up when testing a new website that was not displaying correctly. We tested with another browser and all websites displayed correctly at 100% (used same computer for all tests).

Zoom was used a few weeks ago up to 150%, is it possible that although it says it is now 100% that it is in fact not updating correctly. If I change Zoom level now it appears to function OK except that the 100% display is very different compared to other browsers, it appears as 150% compared to the other browsers.

Thank you.

Asked by RH1954 3 years ago

Answered by RH1954 3 years ago