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Browser freezes using Gmail and Youtube

Hello, Recently I was forced to install some "stuff" on my work laptop. Unfortunately, I am not quite sure what they installed. I have contacted my IT department and all… (read more)

Hello,

Recently I was forced to install some "stuff" on my work laptop. Unfortunately, I am not quite sure what they installed. I have contacted my IT department and all I've gotten in response is that "we haven't blocked any browser or sites."

Since this update, I find that Gmail will eventually show an error and when I go to refresh the page, the loading screen never completes. Additionally, Youtube will eventually declare that I have no connection and at that point I can no longer open new browser tabs.

I have updated Firefox, used troubleshooting mode, removed extensions, turned off ad blockers (uBlock Origin), and nothing seems to work—these issues always appear again eventually.

I would greatly prefer to not use Chrome, so if there is anything I can do to fix these issues I would be all ears to know what it is.

Thank you, John

Asked by johnvemery88 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Option to use Gmail for mailto: links has suddenly vanished from Settings

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, seve… (read more)

Just now, I tried to use "Email Link..." under the File Menu and got a pop-up asking me to "Choose an application to open the mailto link." I have seen this before, several times, and usually fix it by going to Tools > Settings, under General > Applications, select "mailto" under Content Type, then select Gmail from the drop-down menu.

This time, however, Gmail is not presented as an option, in this pop-up. Clicking "Choose..." just opens up a Windows Explorer file-picker window.

I tried to fix this in Tools > Settings, under General > Applications. There, "mailto" just shows "Use other..." and if I click that, the "Select Helper Application" pop-up window is basically blank, with a message at the bottom saying "No applications were found for this file type."

I refreshed Firefox but it did not solve the problem.

I have tried to attached images but they will not upload.

I am running v100.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 11

Asked by lindabknight 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Expired Certificates

Why do I keep getting this message from my A/V software (Bitdefender): firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an expired certificate to si1.lunrac.com… (read more)

Why do I keep getting this message from my A/V software (Bitdefender): firefox.exe attempted to establish a connection relying on an expired certificate to si1.lunrac.com?

Asked by TrainerJim 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Apple maps

Apple maps make my life miserable. I can't stay with Firefox after decades of loyalty because it is not worth it. Why are you self-destructing? You have no method of chan… (read more)

Apple maps make my life miserable. I can't stay with Firefox after decades of loyalty because it is not worth it. Why are you self-destructing? You have no method of changing the HORRID UNWORKABLE Apple Maps to something that works.

Asked by Miami Sally 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can I create a fixed space on nav-bar?

In order to more convenient drag-and-drop interface, I need a fixed fixed space in nav-bar like Edge. For now we can add a flexible space on it. But it's flexible and it … (read more)

In order to more convenient drag-and-drop interface, I need a fixed fixed space in nav-bar like Edge. For now we can add a flexible space on it. But it's flexible and it will disappear when I use a side window. And I can't drag over titlebar-buttonbox-container Please help me. Thanks!

Asked by KK1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Extremely slow start-up(Win10)

The browser takes extremely long time to start-up. Task manager shows that it's trying to pull some 200mbs of data at the rate of 0.5mb\s or less. RAM is fine. HDD is old… (read more)

The browser takes extremely long time to start-up. Task manager shows that it's trying to pull some 200mbs of data at the rate of 0.5mb\s or less. RAM is fine. HDD is old, but recently defragmented and, outside of <this> particular issue - it's not a problem. System is dusty, but system is system. For some reason virtually any other program launches more or less just fine. A particularly heavy game can pull gigabytes of data in about the same time that Firefox is bottlenecked to kilobyte speed.

It's not a conflict of start-ups, I have only the driver necessities in there. it's not a windows start-up issue, the browser can take as much time even a minute after windows is loaded. It's not a (anti)virus. Because I don't use either. It's not some 15 year old Celeron trying to handle W10, FX8320 should be able to handle opening a web browser. It's not a ton of extensions, and it's not even Firefox accounting, it happened before I registered. From extensions it's only ublock origin and VPN.

My personal three guesses are:

-More than 3-5 tabs on average, but, last I checked, the tabs aren't loaded upon start-up. And power users have sessions of dozens of tabs. -100-200 bookmarks. Again, not sure how hard is it to read a text data, unless it also has to load some thumbnails or icons or whatever. -Software aging.(Latest stable firefox, updates are on, and it has been running far less than this 4 year old system)

Reinstalling the system isn't a solution. Nor is reinstalling Firefox. Nor is dumping bookmarks, because otherwise why bookmark them. I'd just like to know why is Firefox limited to kilobyte speed of initial page loading. It can't be a damaged HDD cluster, otherwise I'd feel it outside of start-up.

With my limited knowledge of PC - it's usually a random read issue. Because like every memory benchmarks(HDD and RAM) can show hysterical speeds when loading\copying some 50gigs of a single file, if it's a few hundreds of thousands of small files - it becomes random and tanks. But what I don't understand why does Firefox have THAT much clutter? Is it really the bookmarks?

Asked by Wirxaw 2 years ago

Answered by Wirxaw 2 years ago

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2FA QR code, how to generate

I've toggled two-step authentication off/on multiple times, get new set of recovery codes, but I never get the QR coded, how do I generate this, please advise...thanks! … (read more)

I've toggled two-step authentication off/on multiple times, get new set of recovery codes, but I never get the QR coded, how do I generate this, please advise...thanks!

Asked by idondoty 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

Hello Firefox Support, I need help to upgrade the version of the security protocol that enables access to my NAS unit. Now the message; "Secure Connection Failed An erro… (read more)

Hello Firefox Support, I need help to upgrade the version of the security protocol that enables access to my NAS unit. Now the message;

"Secure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to 192.168.1.201. Peer using unsupported version of security protocol. Error code: SSL_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED_VERSION

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This website might not support the TLS 1.2 protocol, which is the minimum version supported by Firefox."

indicates I no longer can access my page until I find the remedy to this issue. Thank you in advance for cooperation and help with is matter.

Asked by donaldrshaffer 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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A recent microsoft update changed all the lovely Firefox pdf icons to ugly ones with huge red capital letters PDF on them. Please, how do I get back the elegant Fox?

I'm sure someone knows how to change pdf icons. I've only been able to change the shortcul icon (which doesn't need changing - microsoft didn't work its evil on it). Plea… (read more)

I'm sure someone knows how to change pdf icons. I've only been able to change the shortcul icon (which doesn't need changing - microsoft didn't work its evil on it). Please share your expertise!

Asked by Kangalarue 2 years ago

Answered by Kangalarue 2 years ago

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Washington Post does not display content pages normally

Using FF 100. Last week the Washington Post suddenly will not display article content correctly. Main page is fine, but when I open a story, I get code and a page with ma… (read more)

Using FF 100. Last week the Washington Post suddenly will not display article content correctly. Main page is fine, but when I open a story, I get code and a page with many blank areas. Story content appears with small print.

No problem in Edge nor Chrome.

Asked by hcgoddard 2 years ago

Answered by -elison- 2 years ago

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Youtube sound doesn't work

So, YouTube sound doesn't work, and only YouTube, i already checked similarly posts but none of them helped, the sound plays for a fraction of second then just stop, if i… (read more)

So, YouTube sound doesn't work, and only YouTube, i already checked similarly posts but none of them helped, the sound plays for a fraction of second then just stop, if i click the player to like skip to a certain time frame of the video it plays the sound... for a fraction of second again... i don't know what to do. I already tried: Checking the player to see if its muted (and the tab) Checked other sites (they work fine) Checked if its a specific video (all of them have the problem) Checked other browsers (they work fine) Checked permissions Reinstalled Firefox Refreshed Firefox Restarted the computer multiple times...

Asked by mikeluiz775 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox not blocking ads on Youtube

Hi Community, Hope you are all enjoying to be part of the firefox community. Is there a way to block ads on youtube without installing addons. Could you please let me kn… (read more)

Hi Community,

Hope you are all enjoying to be part of the firefox community. Is there a way to block ads on youtube without installing addons. Could you please let me know.

Thanks,

Asked by Uday Kumar 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Anyone else lose Dashlane with every Firefox update?

Seems as if Firefox is updating every other day lately. I have Dashlane on my tool bar, and it seems to freeze/disable after every update. When I open Dashlane separate… (read more)

Seems as if Firefox is updating every other day lately. I have Dashlane on my tool bar, and it seems to freeze/disable after every update. When I open Dashlane separately in the browser and log in, it congratulates me on installing it on a new device. What is Firefox changing with its updates that makes my computer look different to Dashlane? I cannot find the Dashlane version running but I do have it on automatically update.

Asked by shubunkinarts 2 years ago

Answered by shubunkinarts 2 years ago

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Error 520

One site in particular shows me an Error 520 when I try to open it. I am able to open the page with tablet and phone but not this new laptop. How can I eliminate the prob… (read more)

One site in particular shows me an Error 520 when I try to open it. I am able to open the page with tablet and phone but not this new laptop. How can I eliminate the problem-Cloudflare?

Asked by cclausen 2 years ago

Last reply by cclausen 2 years ago

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"Site isolation" seems to make me click the back button multiple times on pages with embedded YouTube videos

I am currently creating a website in WordPress. It has many embedded YouTube videos. On pages with embedded YouTube videos, in order to go back to the previous page, I … (read more)

I am currently creating a website in WordPress. It has many embedded YouTube videos.

On pages with embedded YouTube videos, in order to go back to the previous page, I have to click the Back button multiple times. If I right-click on the back button, I see that the page I am currently on has been listed multiple times.

Many other support questions list this issue. I have found that if I disable "Site Isolation" (URL about:config -> set fission.autostart to false -> restart Firefox), the issue goes away.

I am interested, however, in the user experience for those who will go to my site. Is there anything I can do so that "Site Isolation" does not cause this problem?

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by jpawlick4 2 years ago

Answered by jpawlick4 2 years ago

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Menu Bar Colours

Hi folks, I had a problem with this back in June 2021 when my previously black background to the menu bar (bookmarks etc) changed to a washed out grey. Chris Ilias and db… (read more)

Hi folks, I had a problem with this back in June 2021 when my previously black background to the menu bar (bookmarks etc) changed to a washed out grey. Chris Ilias and dbben both replied, and Chris sent me a video guide on how to install Photon Colours, which fixed the problem, thanks. However, today the same problem has re-occurred - ie grey background. Unfortunately, when I checked in the Themes menu I found that Photon Colours is no longer there. Grateful if you could tell me if there is a new fix for this so that I can re-instigate the black background to the toolbar. Many thanks Chris

Asked by Chris 2 years ago

Answered by YongHan 2 years ago

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Why was RSS support removed from Firefox?

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS: Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed. Live bookm… (read more)

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS:

  • Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed.
  • Live bookmarks would actually subscribe to those feeds

I can understand removing Live Bookmarks. It's a big feature. I don't understand removing the (what I assume to be) XSLT stylesheet that made RSS feeds not look like a wall of XML. Does anybody know what the conversation was here? Are there minutes?

Even basic RSS support helps people interact with the web, and since Chrome and Firefox both dumped RSS, users are being driven further and further into the arms of "Platforms" who handle this stuff through black-box algorithms. And so much tracking.

Mozilla should reverse this one. Bring RSS back hard.

Asked by Oli Warner 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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OneDrive photos not loading

The photos page in OneDrive is having trouble loading most of the time. The page has the OneDrive header, and the section where the photos should show up is simply blank.… (read more)

The photos page in OneDrive is having trouble loading most of the time. The page has the OneDrive header, and the section where the photos should show up is simply blank. Screenshot attached.

This is working fine on Google Chrome, but I would prefer not to use chrome for privacy reasons.

Can anyone help me with this?

Regards, Harrison

Asked by h.bade93 2 years ago

Answered by h.bade93 1 year ago