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Would it be possible to remove the or update the "sample" response language about Flash?

So for folks who hand wrote thousands of lines of Actionscript code for Adobe Flash, it is incredibly upsetting and frustrating that a witch hunt went after Flash which w… (read more)

So for folks who hand wrote thousands of lines of Actionscript code for Adobe Flash, it is incredibly upsetting and frustrating that a witch hunt went after Flash which we believe was part of a tactic by google to ensure its ads cannot as easily be blocked. Specifically google used all this "modern web" nonsense to become the monopolistic browser in place of internet explorer and to use that "power" explicitly to bend the future web to their will.

This is so upsetting, there are not words to describe it. And the fact that the "answer" is that folks who spent years and thousands of lines of code for Flash, now "simply need to completely re code everything from scratch in a new language" is offensive beyond recognition.

Please consider removing this "standard" response language or at least acknowledge the awful burden that was placed on folks by the decision to join the rest to remove the most popular web technology that helped build the internet, because google must serve everyone ads. It is just gross.

Honestly, we thought Firefox would defy the witch hunt and keep flash working to differentiate and look after the poor developers who suffered from this terrible, terrible action.

p.s. on the day Flash was officially killed off, chrome had more active "severe" security vulnerabilities than Flash. Thus, chrome is objectively less secure than Flash. I wonder how much google spent on paying news companies to post stuff about how "insecure" flash is and the stupid "modern web." I wonder if said "news" companies checked the claims, or just took the payment and posted their "sponsored content."

Asked by sorzubulte 7 months ago

Last reply by sorzubulte 7 months ago

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Firefox freezes in family tree window in Ancestry.com

I have been running "Ancestry.com" on Firefox" for a number of years without any issues. The last few weeks if I open Ancestry to a window that shows a family tree the wi… (read more)

I have been running "Ancestry.com" on Firefox" for a number of years without any issues. The last few weeks if I open Ancestry to a window that shows a family tree the window freezes and I get a notice that says "This window is slowing down your browser" and it gives me a button with a "Stop" option. When I click the button the window unfreezes for one click and freezes again. This only happens in a "tree" window, the rest of the application works OK. I have done many of the troubleshooting steps, renew refresh, clear cache etc. with no improvement. I checked with "Ancestry" the recommend Firefox or Chrome. Trying Chrome there was no problem. My preference is Firefox as Chrome is to invasive.

I am running Windows 10 (up to date), an Asus Z87 Plus motherboard, an intel core i7-4770K cpu and a EVGA GTX 650 Ti Boost gpu with all drivers up to date. I have Firefox set as my default browser.

Please advise - Thank You John H ( jrhop@hvc.rr.com)

Asked by jrhop63 6 months ago

Answered by jrhop63 6 months ago

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Drag tab resizing

hello :) in chrome when you drag a tab out to open it in another window it automatically goes to a smaller window, firefox always copys what size the window was whe… (read more)

hello :)

in chrome when you drag a tab out to open it in another window it automatically goes to a smaller window, firefox always copys what size the window was when you dragged it out. so when the window is maximised it will always open a new maximised window.

So my question is, when dragging a tab to open it in a new window is there a way to stop it from copying the size of the window you dragged it?

im really bad at explaining things so here are visual of what i mean - https://imgur.com/a/aSj0P2G

Asked by exhaleman 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Tabs from last session do not reopen on PC

I've looked at various suggestions to fix the above-reference problem and have checked that "open previous tabs and windows" is checked and that "clear history when Firef… (read more)

I've looked at various suggestions to fix the above-reference problem and have checked that "open previous tabs and windows" is checked and that "clear history when Firefox closes" is *not* checked. But nothing is working. This started happening only a week or so ago.

Thank you for ideas.

Asked by marksa21 5 months ago

Answered by CraigS26 5 months ago

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suppress Firefox Messages

HI, I use Firefox for Kiosk system... what is not usable for this application is Firefox sending popups to remind the user of ie. "do not forget to save your data" or sim… (read more)

HI, I use Firefox for Kiosk system... what is not usable for this application is Firefox sending popups to remind the user of ie. "do not forget to save your data" or similar... this breaks the kiosk system and needs Admin intervention... I love FF, but how can I suppress these support popups in this environment?

Thx Dan

Asked by Dan70 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Does Firefox have a built-in feature for listing the contents of each container tab in Firefox one at a time?

Firefox doesn't seem to have a built-in feature for listing the contents of each container tab in Firefox one at a time. That is, I would like to have only the contents o… (read more)

Firefox doesn't seem to have a built-in feature for listing the contents of each container tab in Firefox one at a time. That is, I would like to have only the contents of one tab container shown on my browser at a time, and be able to switch from one container to another freely. What is the use of containers if all their contents are displayed at once on the tabs of my browser?

Asked by avi_sion 5 months ago

Answered by avi_sion 5 months ago

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Firefox's HUGE memory usage - AN ONGOING ISSUE you refuse to fix

TO MOZILLA DEVELOPERS In spite of hundreds if not thousands of users reporting this issue over and over again, and your suggested workaround to reduce memory usage in t… (read more)

TO MOZILLA DEVELOPERS

In spite of hundreds if not thousands of users reporting this issue over and over again, and your suggested workaround to reduce memory usage in the settings that doesn't do anything - FIREFOX is still using unacceptably HUGE amount of memory.

With just FOUR (4) tabs open in one window, in the Task Manager I can see 17 (!!!!!!) Firefox windows open using 830 MB of memory. The highest usage of all my apps including memory hungry media apps. It's using THREE times as much memory as my Adobe Audition processing edits of a 1.5 hr audio with several clips.

This is insane!! You have gone crazy with caching to the point of making this browser unusable.

It's freezing up and crashing my Audition so before I work in it I must shut Firefox down completely - and I work on a powerful tower PC designed for media.

If you don't seriously cut back on this insane caching for the sake of browsing speed IN THE NEXT UPDATE, I won't be using your browser at all, it's simple as that. I'm already migrating my bookmarks and setting up Chrome which uses about half the memory that Firefox does with the same tabs, and I suspect that many users will follow suit.

The workarounds you offer DO NOT WORK. Any app that uses more than 500 MB of memory at any give time on my computer - goes.

Asked by etcetera777 6 months ago

Last reply by etcetera777 6 months ago

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I'm confused about my password.

This might just be a blind thing, I use the NVDA screen reader, but when I sign in to firefox, my password is 12 letters long, but when I look on my settings page, it's … (read more)

This might just be a blind thing, I use the NVDA screen reader, but when I sign in to firefox, my password is 12 letters long, but when I look on my settings page, it's 18 characters long, is this normal?

I can log in using my 12 letter password and it's not a master password, I don't have one of those.

Any help would be apreciated.

Asked by brad22 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Pocket tags disappeared

Recently after signing in to Pocket, all my tags disappeared. They can still be seen at each individual entry, but not on the list of tags. Any new tags I added also don'… (read more)

Recently after signing in to Pocket, all my tags disappeared. They can still be seen at each individual entry, but not on the list of tags. Any new tags I added also don't appear in the list of tags, which is completely empty. Searching for tags also gives no results. I tried to log out and log in again, but it had no effect.

Asked by Kostja2 5 months ago

Answered by Kiki 5 months ago

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delete password / logon data on sync server

Hi, Is there a possibility to delete the sync data without completely deleting the account? I used Firefox Sync to transfer some passwords and I understood that they are … (read more)

Hi, Is there a possibility to delete the sync data without completely deleting the account? I used Firefox Sync to transfer some passwords and I understood that they are encrypted on the sync server. However, it might be that even the encryption might be broken and attackers could steal my passwords. That´s why I would like to delete the password data on the server (but keep the account).

Is this somehow possible? I didn´t find any article about exactly this topic.

Best regards, Sebastian

Asked by sebastianraemsch 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Imported Bookmarks file from Mac to Zorin "No bookmarks"

Exported a bookmarks html file from Mac (Sonoma OS) and tried to import it in a computer running Zorin (linux) 17. The file can be found, but when I click it, I am told … (read more)

Exported a bookmarks html file from Mac (Sonoma OS) and tried to import it in a computer running Zorin (linux) 17. The file can be found, but when I click it, I am told there are no bookmarks therein. If I open the HTML file it's all there. Full of bookmarks. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for reading.

Asked by ringbell 6 months ago

Answered by ringbell 6 months ago

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Firefox randomly crashes when switching tabs

Firefox has recently (within about a week or so) begun to crash randomly for me when switching between open tabs. The problem can be reliably replicated with ~6 tabs open… (read more)

Firefox has recently (within about a week or so) begun to crash randomly for me when switching between open tabs. The problem can be reliably replicated with ~6 tabs open, while quickly cycling between them. Firefox has been updated, and the crash still occurs even in troubleshooting mode. The most recent reported crash is Crash ID: 54793083-0841-470c-ae8a-687030240105. The flagged 'Crash Reason' is EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION_WRITE

Asked by erikander87 6 months ago

Answered by erikander87 6 months ago

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PROBLEM!

I installed (as always) the new Windows 10, downloaded from the office. firefox website. I log in to my login, synchronization takes place (firefox says so) but MY data i… (read more)

I installed (as always) the new Windows 10, downloaded from the office. firefox website. I log in to my login, synchronization takes place (firefox says so) but MY data is NOT!!! no synchronization, no loading of passwords, addresses, extensions!!!

Asked by w-money 5 months ago

Answered by w-money 5 months ago

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Paypal OTP Login Bug

Hi, Using FF 121.0.1 on a Windows 10 PC For past few weeks whenever I try to purchase something via PayPal or login to PayPal, the One Time Password page is not renderi… (read more)

Hi,

Using FF 121.0.1 on a Windows 10 PC

For past few weeks whenever I try to purchase something via PayPal or login to PayPal, the One Time Password page is not rendering correctly, and not allowing me to continue. I have enclosed a capture of the issue.

For info, I can use PayPal without any issue on other browsers including Chrome and Brave.

Asked by glenn57 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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No Comments from TownHall VIP Membership

I run Firefox 121.0 on Windows 10 Pro. I use a VPN (ExpressVPN) and normally run Ghostery and uBlock Origin. When I log onto Townhall.com and enter my VIP credentials a… (read more)

I run Firefox 121.0 on Windows 10 Pro. I use a VPN (ExpressVPN) and normally run Ghostery and uBlock Origin. When I log onto Townhall.com and enter my VIP credentials all is fine. However, when I read an article I should be able to access the comments. I cannot in Firefox and this is something that has occurred about 3-4 weeks ago. For years I have not had any problem like this with Firefox.

I tested VIP access with my iPhone - works fine. I tried Vivaldi - works fine. I tried Chrome - works fine. I try Firefox - fails!

I ran Firefox in "TroubleShoot" mode, with all add-ons turned off and it also fails. Even when I run Vivaldi I have Ghostery and ad blocking turned on, but Ghostery does allow townhall.com on their whitelist.

I've send emails to Townhall.com and am not getting any responses. However, I was having the issue with all devices but all have been fixed except with Firefox. So, I have no idea why this is an issue with Firefox but not with any other device.

Any thoughts?

Asked by Bill 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Settings lost after login to Firefox

Hello, I just noticed that at the top of my settings menu there was a flag saying that I was not logged in to Firefox. I clicked the link and logged in. Bam, all my set… (read more)

Hello, I just noticed that at the top of my settings menu there was a flag saying that I was not logged in to Firefox. I clicked the link and logged in. Bam, all my settings disappeared! I have special colours and fonts because I am partially sighted. It is now very difficult for me to use my browser. How can I get my settings back, please?

Asked by Chris 6 months ago

Answered by Chris 6 months ago