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Big sessionstore file crashes browser

At some moment I´ve got a pretty big sessionstore file (6,6 Mb) which does not load properly. I´ve tried a few of FF versions and settings. My current version 103.0.1 64 … (read more)

At some moment I´ve got a pretty big sessionstore file (6,6 Mb) which does not load properly. I´ve tried a few of FF versions and settings. My current version 103.0.1 64 bit loads it for few minutes and crashes when tabs appear. Some older versions loads it but after that have various problems with program interface: new tabs sometimes won´t open, no float tips when I´m hove cursor over tab header and so on. Also in such cases browser often crashes and not update old sessionstore file. I have 16 Gb of RAM, FF takes up to 5,5 Gb before tabs appear for moment and FF crashes. I have such big sessionstore file earlier (for example, 24.07.22 it has size of 6,5 Mb), but all worked fine. Maybe there are any internal setting that I have to try?

Asked by goblin_online 3 days ago

Answered by goblin_online 2 days ago

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firefox switching to tab with login prompt everytime on startup

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to cl… (read more)

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to click in sign-in button.

Its really annoying that these kind of tabs get opened automatically, and then I have to switch back. Is there a way to disable this autoswitch or better, let the authentication happen automatically since the password is already stored ?

Asked by kushagraR 23 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 18 hours ago

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Linux Firefox not accepted by online sales websites in Zorin OS and Linux Mint

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15Y… (read more)

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15YO Dell Dimension 900.

I've had no problems with Linux Firefox for many years. I do not use any other Non-Linux OSes. Linux Mint updates Firefox regularly and so do I in that OS. I'm currently in a free version of Zorin which doesn't seem to push out updates, so my Zorin Firefox may be sadly out of date.

At any rate, today in Zorin, when I went to several of the bigger online sales platforms, they refused to accept my Firefox and suggested Chrome, Opera, and Safari; Target suggested Firefox.

Went to Mozilla to try and upgrade, but it didn't offer the Linux browser automatically when it read my computer. I was only offered the Windows browser. This may be because the computer is an old Dell Windows machine that I converted to Linux or it may not. I've never had this happen before.

Yesterday in Linux Mint, in which Firefox is upgraded at least weekly, the same thing happened once with a big online retailer. They said my browser was outdated and unsafe.

What's going on? I'm wondering if Linux OSes are simply not being accepted when the big retailers are doing software upgrades, or is something going on with Firefox?

Asked by vineyridge 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 21 hours ago

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Sticking buttons and browser blinks on Solus, fresh start doesn't help

It periodically blinks and that breaks buttons that open menus and closes context menus from Firefox. Also disables some keys, the tested list is arrows, might need to te… (read more)

It periodically blinks and that breaks buttons that open menus and closes context menus from Firefox. Also disables some keys, the tested list is arrows, might need to test that on all. As it's version-independent, it might be a dependency issue. It also happens in safe mode, which is saddening.

Asked by TheK0tYaRa 2 days ago

Answered by TheK0tYaRa 20 hours ago

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Unfamiliar icons appear in drop down box when I go to select a site I've visited from it.

This is for Firefox Nightly 105.0a1 (2022-08-05) (64-bit) I have included a screenshot of the address bar dropdown and there are four unfamiliar icons that appear in it a… (read more)

This is for Firefox Nightly 105.0a1 (2022-08-05) (64-bit)

I have included a screenshot of the address bar dropdown and there are four unfamiliar icons that appear in it as large grey boxes with icons and descriptive text, in each of them. They are labeled: "View Add-Ons | Clear History | Open Downloads | Open Inspector" i would like to know if it is possible to remove these from this dropdown box or have them moved so that they appear elsewhere.

Every time Firefox developers add something, they inevitably fail to provide for it to be altered or moved to somewhere more suitable for the user's preferences. Kindly forward detailed instructions as to how I can update these to either disappear from this menu or move them elsewhere.

Also kindly please forward on a message for the developers to ASK PEOPLE where they want something to appear or be moved to or from. It does not make any sense to me, for me to have to put up with random icons in areas of menus, dropdowns, etc., that they were never before in!

Asked by geoffhyde 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Descriptio… (read more)

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Release: 22.04 Codename: jammy

$ firefox --full-version Mozilla Firefox 102.0.1 20220707183149 20220707183149

$ firefox --help Usage: /snap/firefox/1551/usr/lib/firefox/firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

$ which firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Asked by larry 2 days ago

Answered by larry 1 day ago

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Addons cant install

I had problem with Firefox. He was slow, i reseted, but my addons disappear. Now i have problem, i can install any addon's. Doesnt matter, official or unofficial. I cant … (read more)

I had problem with Firefox. He was slow, i reseted, but my addons disappear. Now i have problem, i can install any addon's. Doesnt matter, official or unofficial. I cant anything. Firefox was again reseted, uninstalled and again installed. No matter what i do, come this massage:

"Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Asked by anderworld55555 5 days ago

Answered by anderworld55555 2 days ago

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How to get Content Types Back in Applications

Many file types are no longer listed under Settings > Applications>Content Type at about:preferences#general. I used to be able to click on a file in an email like … (read more)

Many file types are no longer listed under Settings > Applications>Content Type at about:preferences#general. I used to be able to click on a file in an email like a Word or Excel document, and it would come up on my screen. Now Firefox asks me to Save them. I don't want to automatically save files without first looking at them. How can I get those file types in the Application list again?

I have attached a pic of the file types I have left to chose from. There used to be a lot more. How can I get back all the missing choices I have had there for years?

Asked by mishasarkpetsitting 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Google Drive thinks ff ver 103 is outdated

Hello ! I am using ff latest ver 103.0.1 on Windows-10-Enterprise-22H2-19045.1865-x64. When I go to drive.google.com/ it redirects me immediately to their support site di… (read more)

Hello !

I am using ff latest ver 103.0.1 on Windows-10-Enterprise-22H2-19045.1865-x64. When I go to drive.google.com/ it redirects me immediately to their support site displaying page : https://support.google.com/drive/answer/6283888?visit_id=##################-##########&p=unsupported_browser&rd=1

hash is a single decimal digit above.

On the support page, there is a button labeled "Update your browser". On clicking that ff opens another tab showing website : https://updatemybrowser.org/

This website says my ff version is 45. I wonder where did they get this number from .... !

So I installed a user agent editor extension ( https://mybrowseraddon.com/custom-useragent-string.html ).

Now updatemybrowser.org says I am using latest ff. But Google Drive still redirects me to their support site.

Same behaviour seen in ff safe mode when all extensions are disabled.

What do I do to access the Google Drive page?

Thank you.

-Gamma

Edit : typoes

Asked by GammaP 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Google Sheets Keyboard Shortcuts In Firefox

When using Google Sheets in Firefox, it's impossible to access the Sheets menu shortcuts (e.g. typing Alt+D+R+S to open the advanced sorting dialog) because Firefox captu… (read more)

When using Google Sheets in Firefox, it's impossible to access the Sheets menu shortcuts (e.g. typing Alt+D+R+S to open the advanced sorting dialog) because Firefox captures the Alt keystroke and doesn't pass it to the web app.

Of course, Chrome passes the Alt keystroke to Sheets just fine so the keyboard shortcuts work as expected. But I don't want to use Chrome or any other Chromium browsers. Has anyone found a workaround to this issue? (Hint: don't say use chrome)

Asked by Helmanfrow 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Setting- camera permission worked 1 time, site disappeared from permission and can't be added back

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't l… (read more)

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't list any site, added the URL again and clicked save. Clicked setting again an no site is listed and camera isn't connecting. HELP! This is for a doctors visit.

Asked by grt_49 3 days ago

Answered by RobertJ 3 days ago

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Homepage randomly switches to MSN?

I have noticed recently that every week or so my Firefox browser will randomly change my homepage directory to the landing page / search for MSN, which is baffling, since… (read more)

I have noticed recently that every week or so my Firefox browser will randomly change my homepage directory to the landing page / search for MSN, which is baffling, since it is obtrusive and anti-Mozilla to me.

If y'all are sneaking it in for that sweet ad revenue, I understand, but I would donate to avoid this issue.

Otherwise Firefox / Thunderbird are awesome, and I appreciate all that you do!

Cheers, Elliot

Asked by deanel018 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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High number of processes for Firefox 102.0.1esr with only one tab; How to reduce

Hi, I am testing v102esr of Firefox for a rollout in September. One of this issues I have come across is the extremely high number of processes started when opening Fire… (read more)

Hi,

I am testing v102esr of Firefox for a rollout in September.

One of this issues I have come across is the extremely high number of processes started when opening Firefox.

We have our own website run via Windows Server using IIS. The home page has no remote content - it's all local so I don't believe any remote content is being opened. There is only one tab open.

For each new tab I open I get at least one additional process. So with 10 tabs opened I ended up with 24 processes.

In FF91esr this was 3-5 processes. I also noticed under performance settings I can no longer specify the number of processes.

Is there any way to reduce this number to something more sane, like 3-5?

Also, why is there a Console Window Host running under Firefox?

Is the Node.js also new? I don't recall seeing it before

thanks

Asked by citizen1138x 3 days ago

Answered by Terry 3 days ago

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Chase Bank say that my Firefox browser is out of date

Hello, Whenever I try to log into my Chase Bank account, using my Firefox browsers, I get a message that says that my browser is out of date, and needs to be updated. But… (read more)

Hello,

Whenever I try to log into my Chase Bank account, using my Firefox browsers, I get a message that says that my browser is out of date, and needs to be updated. But I am using browser version 103, and I believe that is the current version. I contacted Chase about this, but they did not offer any solutions to the problem.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Thank you

Asked by jpowel 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Two-sided printing rotating on wrong axis - Firefox 103

When printing double-sided from Firefox 103, the second page comes out upside-down. A previous thread 'Two-sided printing rotating on wrong axis' reported this problem f… (read more)

When printing double-sided from Firefox 103, the second page comes out upside-down. A previous thread 'Two-sided printing rotating on wrong axis' reported this problem for Firefox 85 / 86, and said that it was fixed by updating to the current version. I have the current version, but am getting the same problem. I have tried manually setting instructions to flip on long side (portrait orientation), but that doesn't work. Help!

Asked by mlb46 4 days ago

Answered by mlb46 3 days ago

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On my.yahoo home page the Fox News links do not work. Click any of them and I come back to https://my.yahoo.com/

This started about 1 week ago. The links also don't work starting FF in safe mode. The links on my.yahoo home page also do not work on Chrome or Edge (same behavior). S… (read more)

This started about 1 week ago. The links also don't work starting FF in safe mode. The links on my.yahoo home page also do not work on Chrome or Edge (same behavior). See attached screen shot image. I am also minimizing the use of cookies on all browsers. However, the links work fine on all the other my.yahoo panels (ABC News: US, News: NPR, CNET, etc.) for all browsers. And on some sites paying with PayPal does not work - as others have noted.

Asked by jloser 1 week ago

Answered by jloser 3 days ago

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Manuals LIbrary???

Everytime I try to do a search in Firefox I get a Manuals Library page come up. Why is it doing this? I did a search not long ago for a user's manual for a product, and… (read more)

Everytime I try to do a search in Firefox I get a Manuals Library page come up. Why is it doing this? I did a search not long ago for a user's manual for a product, and I guess I accidentally downloaded this Manuals Library. Now I have no idea how to get rid of it. There is no shortcut on my desktop for it, I cannot find it anywhere in my downloaded programs in Uninstall or Change a Program in my Control Box. I DO NOT want this program! Help please!! I tried to do a screen shot of the page, but your browse won't pick it up when I browse for the screen shot I saved on my desktop. Below is the web address copied from the address bar.

moz-extension://e92e4191-795a-4571-8a6b-4582396dbc25/pages/consent/consent.html?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3Fhspart%3Dtrp%26hsimp%3Dyhs-001%26grd%3D1%26type%3DY143_F163_201897_102620%26p%3DJimmy%2BDean%2Bofficial%2Bwebsite

I hope someone can help! Thank you so much!

Asked by ahart4all 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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unusual characters displayed

When I go to websites there are unusual characters(light font) that are displayed. That shouldn't be there. How do I get rid of them? See attached screenshot. … (read more)

When I go to websites there are unusual characters(light font) that are displayed. That shouldn't be there. How do I get rid of them?

See attached screenshot.

Asked by fschipizky 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Access to REI denied on Firefox WHY?

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server. Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20 … (read more)

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server.

Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20

Asked by xueshg12 4 months ago

Answered by xueshg12 4 months ago