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freezing computer

Why are there ten to fifteen background processes running slowing and freezing my computer? I have to go to the task manager and shut most down, hoping I don't hit the on… (read more)

Why are there ten to fifteen background processes running slowing and freezing my computer? I have to go to the task manager and shut most down, hoping I don't hit the one that closes my page. Doesn't matter if I have one tab open or many. I'm ready to quit using Firefox. Every update gets worse. Seems like more and more processes keep building. Sometimes there are so many background processes running I can't count them. Firefox use to run like a dream. Now it's like a giant weight clogging up the gears.

Asked by jarekorn 3 minutes ago

Firefox bookmark folder contents in my Dell PC are suddenly unalphabetized.

Greetings from Earth. My Firefox bookmarks in my Dell PC are suddenly altered in that many of the contents of folders (that had been alphabetized by me as I added to them… (read more)

Greetings from Earth. My Firefox bookmarks in my Dell PC are suddenly altered in that many of the contents of folders (that had been alphabetized by me as I added to them over the years) are now mixed and random-- no longer in A-Z order. I woke up the other day to find this surprise. Is there a simple way to rectify this problem that doesn't involve me rearranging them one by one to their former order, or will I just have to live with the bookmarks in this new way? I did nothing unusual on the PC or with bookmarks to cause any changes. Thanks in advance for help and/or advice; it's appreciated. A fussy Gen X guy is obliged.

Asked by johngrundmann9 14 hours ago

Last reply by pg_78 57 minutes ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

Is it possible to not get the "Playing" up in the window, when sound is playing?

Hi! I do Duolingo on a daily basis. Many/most of the tasks comes with audio, and then... the tab changes size - to show a "Playing". A short time after the sound has stop… (read more)

Hi! I do Duolingo on a daily basis. Many/most of the tasks comes with audio, and then... the tab changes size - to show a "Playing". A short time after the sound has stopped, it will change back. I react every time, and it is very disturbing. I really don't need to have such information in the tab/window, because I usually/always hear when Firefox is presenting sounds. I want to find somewhere to turn that "notification" off. Is that possible?

Asked by issusbarn 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 hour ago

enhanced privacy protection not working

firefox enhanced privacy protection is worthless. it just shows that it is blocking trackers but its not. brave browser's tracker and adblocker is way better than firefox… (read more)

firefox enhanced privacy protection is worthless. it just shows that it is blocking trackers but its not. brave browser's tracker and adblocker is way better than firefox. for firefox i have to use extensions while for brave there is no need of extension for privacy.

please improve it

Asked by portfolio.codestate 1 hour ago

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Images and favicons are appearing as scanned lines

I am experiencing a issue with firefox for a few months. The issue is, on some websites the favicon and uploaded images appear as scanned lines. Also the same issue whene… (read more)

I am experiencing a issue with firefox for a few months. The issue is, on some websites the favicon and uploaded images appear as scanned lines. Also the same issue whenever i upload any profile photo to my firefox account (doesnt matter which format i am using). Same issue when i uploaded images to facebook story or whatsapp (whatsapp is fixed now). I am sure its related to my browsers config because using firefox on other devices, I dont face this issue along with other browsers. It would be great if any volunteer could point out the possible cause.

Asked by adnanasif2003 3 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Mewe not loading on Firefox

Mewe won't open on firefox. All I get is a blank page. Have not touched any settings. I don't have this issue on anything else I open on Firefox, nor do this occur on any… (read more)

Mewe won't open on firefox. All I get is a blank page. Have not touched any settings. I don't have this issue on anything else I open on Firefox, nor do this occur on any other browser. Please fix.

Asked by annebeasthre 2 hours ago

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Web Pages Are Black

Sites have black pages and can't read the text without highlighting all. Example - shopping at Boots. The pages come up black and you can't see product details, without … (read more)

Sites have black pages and can't read the text without highlighting all. Example - shopping at Boots. The pages come up black and you can't see product details, without highlighting all to read the text. Same for John Lewis and other sites. Background is black. MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G14042) Latest Firefox Browser Anyone know why?

Asked by RegMahony 22 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 21 hours ago

It appears we are going to COPY EDGE, CHROME in the double use of the URL ADDRESS BAR for "Searching" too?

In SETTINGS I do not see another "option" of this "dumb" feature like Firefox has used for decades? I PREFER the SEARCH BAR as it will KEEP my SEARCH 'script' if I get … (read more)

In SETTINGS I do not see another "option" of this "dumb" feature like Firefox has used for decades? I PREFER the SEARCH BAR as it will KEEP my SEARCH 'script' if I get a search not wanted. Then all I have to do is "modify" the SEARCH TEXT and search again. I am trying to get use to typing my SEARCH in the SEARCH bar on the FIREFOX Main screen but is getting hard to break DECADE old habits since I started using FIREFOX after I gave up on 'NAVIGATOR' a 'few' decades back? OK, I am 'ole fashioned' sometimes... I never believed in "change" for "change SAKE". AM I missing something in SETTINGS that SHOULD ALLOW us to choose the NEW WAY OR THE OLD WAY for at least awhile. I would have these issues IF I knew the way to fond, use an older PROFILE as I would still be using versions in the early 80's.

Asked by jagman55 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

search bar vs address bar

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and … (read more)

Until recently, the search bar that sits under the Firefox logo on my home page was a search bar - it provided nothing but suggestions / auto-completions as I typed, and the text appeared in and below the box.

The address bar, at the top of the screen, was where I typed addresses. They both did their respective jobs well.

Starting a few days ago, attempts to type in the search bar (under the Firefox logo) resulted in a mixture of suggestions, addresses, sites visited etc, appearing in and below the address bar (at the top of the page).

Is it no longer possible to have separate search and address bars? I've poked around in settings and while I've at least managed to turn the address bar into something like a search bar (no addresses or history), this seems like a second best solution - it was useful as an address bar, just as the search bar was useful as a search bar. I've lost some functionality.

Is the search bar on the home page now just a decoration? Can it be made to function again as such - offering nothing but suggestions/auto-completions? Is this an update, or a glitch in my install?

Asked by ptd55 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

firefox diplayed hard to see or use.

Weird firefox display is blurry, and opaque. Blurryness moves with mouse pointer but random. Any window underneath bleeds through and distorts. Application menu can't b… (read more)

Weird firefox display is blurry, and opaque. Blurryness moves with mouse pointer but random. Any window underneath bleeds through and distorts. Application menu can't be read unless bottom of application window raised above menu dropdown. Using linux mint 20.1 Mate 1.24 desktop. Firefox version 89.0. Nvidia geforce RTX2017 GPU

Asked by davidbspacecamp 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

no access to photo library

Hi! since the update to Firefox 89.0, when I try to upload a photo to a website from my Mac Photo library, the library shows up empty. It does that with any websites and … (read more)

Hi! since the update to Firefox 89.0, when I try to upload a photo to a website from my Mac Photo library, the library shows up empty. It does that with any websites and on and it does work absolutely fine via Chrome or Safari. Is it something to do with permissions? any advice? Thank you

Asked by delphinekargayan 3 hours ago

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how to allow popups in my browser?

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on thi… (read more)

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on this browser. Thanks for your help!

Asked by pcarson77 2 days ago

Answered by Fredrick 16 hours ago

Error message accessing web site

Hi all, I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressin… (read more)

Hi all,

I am running the latest version of FF and Win 10 64 bit. When I access our local DIY store, bunnings.com.au, I get an error message "some error occurred". Pressing F5 gets me to the site. This does not occur on Chrome, Edge or another PC with the same versions of FF and Win 10.

Running FF in troubleshoot mode does not resolve the issue, neither does clearing cache.

However, if I open google.com.au and search for bunnings, then click on the link in the result, I do not get the error.

Does any body have any ideas? AFAIK, it started when Bunnings moved to a new website design.

Regards,

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 3 hours ago

Search bar

Hello, in last version 89.0 i have a problem, my search bar in homepage does not worked anymore, when i try typing here firefox switched my input to address bar, but i do… (read more)

Hello, in last version 89.0 i have a problem, my search bar in homepage does not worked anymore, when i try typing here firefox switched my input to address bar, but i don't need that beahvior! How to prevent firefox to switching typing input from search bar in homepage to address bar?

Asked by EuPhobos 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

console opens automatically on Firefox start - how to stop this?

Hi, I have never used firefox console, and definitely don't want it to be opening automatically on firefox (89. windows 10 64 bit) start. How do I stop it from doing this… (read more)

Hi, I have never used firefox console, and definitely don't want it to be opening automatically on firefox (89. windows 10 64 bit) start. How do I stop it from doing this please? Behaviour started a few months ago. Behaviour doesn't happen in troubleshoot mode, but still happens in normal mode with privacy extensions disabled.

Hoping screenshot not necessary, as when I tried to attach to this post, error message popped up from Firefox saying it was too big.

Thank you

Asked by Foxnet 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago