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Hi all, I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the proble… (read more)

Hi all,

I feel like this is a problem that must have been experienced and solved a thousand times... however I've tried all the suggested fixes I can find and the problem still persists.

When I load Firefox the pages take ages to load. It doesn't matter what the page is, it takes ages, except that about: pages load fine, no problem. When I say pages take ages to load, I mean that everything about the page takes ages, not only the next, not on the images and other content etc, everything. This only started happening today and I only created a new profile a month or so ago. I don't have many tabs open (maybe 20) of which 9 are pinned. I do have lots of extensions installed.

I've tried troubleshooting/safe mode, that makes no difference.

Private browsing and loading another profile are fine, they don't have this problem.

I've cleared all cache and data, cookies, etc, including startup cache.

I've deleted the content-prefs file, and removed places files.

I've tried disabling and enabling hardware acceleration.

I've tried disabling TRR.

Probably some other things too, but so far nothing has worked.

Suggestions please! :)

Asked by madbilly 3 months ago

Last reply by madbilly 1 month ago

Copy/Paste is Not Working

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does not… (read more)

No longer able to copy or paste text on Firefox with Windows 10. Copy and Paste are greyed out in the right click menu after selecting text. Using CTRL-C, V or P does nothing at all. Still works fine in other browsers. What has Firefox broken again this time?

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 3 months ago

Last reply by Rafael Lecuona 3 months ago

Bookmark dropdown spacing . . . . . again :(

I know this is an ongoing issue but it seems like nobody has mentioned it in a while so I figured I would stir it up again. I am fed up with the bookmark double spacing … (read more)

I know this is an ongoing issue but it seems like nobody has mentioned it in a while so I figured I would stir it up again. I am fed up with the bookmark double spacing and having to scroll down all of the time.

If nothing else I would think that the Firefox team owes all of its loyal users an explanation as to why they don't seem to want to fix this probem.

Thanks my rant for this year :)

Asked by enginerepairshop 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

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In last 2 weeks I no can no longer skips ads on YouTube videos

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. … (read more)

Suddenly almost everytime I load a YouTube video I have to watch 2 - 4 min of ads, sometimes two in a row before the video starts. I no longer have the skip ad button. If I load the same link in Chrome or Edge I don't have this problem. My search engine is Duck Duck Go, but if I go to Google first and then to the video I still have the problem. I also have the Maleware Bytes ad blocker installed. Any suggestions?

Asked by eberger5 3 months ago

Answered by eberger5 3 months ago

Bug (all version) all PC Computer = 8-10 YEAR BUG BOOKMARKS!!!

From 8 years of using Firefox and updates, there is a perpetual, never-ending serious bug, occurs on all computers! If one has a lot of open tabs with a lot of RAM, the t… (read more)

From 8 years of using Firefox and updates, there is a perpetual, never-ending serious bug, occurs on all computers! If one has a lot of open tabs with a lot of RAM, the tabs are also automatically frozen then it is impossible to add bookmarks to all 4760 tabs. So never ever make a bookmark! It takes forever to work, nothing happens, even no extension can, nothing will help. This is some kind of stuck bug. Chrome, it ALWAYS, ALWAYS WORKS WITHOUT PROBLEM! I can add in 1 second in Chrome, but never, ever in Firefox for 8 years!

Asked by nnina084 3 months ago

Last reply by nnina084 2 months ago

My saved logins are gone after Firefox "wrong way" synced my profile to a device without my logins

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone. After an update (I don't know which one,… (read more)

I used Firefox's saved logins feature for years and had over 100 logins saved on my laptop. I also use Firefox on my IOS phone.

After an update (I don't know which one, updates are frequent), the app on my phone stopped showing my passwords for most of my accounts. For example, in the passwords section of my Firefox IOS app, it would show the names of the over 100 websites I had saved logins for, but would say there was nothing saved as an email/username or password, just empty boxes. There were 8 logins for accounts I had created on my phone, and those ones did display.

I eventually got tired this and tried to sync my account so I would have all of the passwords I saved on my laptop and on my phone, but Firefox, instead of combining the over 100 logins on my laptop with the 8 logins on my phone, removed all of the over 100 logins I had saved on my laptop and replaced them with the 8 logins that were saved on my phone. My phone also still has the 8 logins.

Now I am missing most of my logins, including the email accounts I used and passwords. This is a big issue for me because I've used multiple emails across my accounts. Resetting all of my passwords will be impossible, and I need to access the over 100 saved logins that are no longer on any of my devices.

I followed the instructions in the "Recover user data missing after Firefox update" support page. The only other profile that showed up for me has no logins saved at all, so that's a dead end. I read other pages about "wrong way syncing", but its too late for me to try to tell Firefox my laptop was the master account because the damage is already done.

I need to know if there's a way to recover my profile with all my accounts. Please, share any information that could be helpful. I need it badly.

Edit: grammar mistakes

Asked by polland 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 3 months ago

Firefox randomly stops loading pages, continues when another browser is loaded.

First of all, an important thing to note is that this is happening on only my school laptop, and not my pc. This problem occurs on all school laptops that have Firefox in… (read more)

First of all, an important thing to note is that this is happening on only my school laptop, and not my pc. This problem occurs on all school laptops that have Firefox installed. The reason I, and some others want to use Firefox is simply to get an ad-blocker as extensions are blocked on the default browsers (chrome and edge).

Anyway, the issue is as such: One moment, I will be browsing normally, and then the next, a page will stop loading or refuse to load any new content. It is just like there is no internet going to Firefox, despite the laptop having internet connection as seen in other programs. The way I fix this is by opening edge, waiting for it to start, and then closing edge. Firefox then has internet connectivity again and will work perfectly fine for another few minutes, before having to do it again.

I really have no idea why this is happening, and especially why it is fixed by opening and closing another browser. Obviously this is caused by some administrative program on the computer, but by the way that I can temporarily fix it, I would assume that there is a more permanent solution. The admin programs on the computer are GlobalProtect (VPN), Sophos Endpoint Agent (Security), and Teamviewer (probably not relevant).

As this is for a student, doing something that is against the school rules, it is absolutely necessary that this gets fixed as soon as possible. I simply cannot live with these default browsers with ads. /s

Thanks for the help

Asked by pm2creeper 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Can't download .ai (adobe illustrator) files. They converts to PDF

Hello, I have a platform where architects can download digital content in the file formats of dwg (autocad) and ai (adobe illustrator). The site is old and has been work… (read more)

Hello,

I have a platform where architects can download digital content in the file formats of dwg (autocad) and ai (adobe illustrator). The site is old and has been working for many years.

Today I received an email from a user that had issues downloading the ai files. I went on to the site an investigated. I am also unable to download the ai files. The dwgs are working as expected.

The ai files are converted to pdf and open in the browser in some web preview. If I then download the file from there it is still, when downloaded to my machine, a pdf. This is not the behavior from before. This is a change in Firefox.

How, when, and why is this change implemented? It seems like a pretty radical change, to coerce one file format to another without any option to get the source file for the user.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Olof Jondelius 3 months ago

Last reply by Olof Jondelius 1 month ago

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Firefox Flatpak no hardware acceleration for h264 video

Hello, I am using the Flatpak Version of Firefox on Manjaro Linux. I have hardware accelerated video playback on Youtube for VP9 but not for H.264 on YouTube and Twitch.… (read more)

Hello,

I am using the Flatpak Version of Firefox on Manjaro Linux. I have hardware accelerated video playback on Youtube for VP9 but not for H.264 on YouTube and Twitch. I can verify that with intel_gpu_top. My hardware should be capable to do hardware decode. You can see in the provided screenshots, that it should work from the configuration standpoint. Do I missing something here or is this maybe a bug? I can provide any further information if needed.

Asked by Erik.Schick 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

Keep getting this in firefox

Trojan:HTML/Phish!pz file: \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy15\Users\Dean\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lamkcbc.default-release\cache2\entries\007C6A02D270A6BD3D… (read more)

Trojan:HTML/Phish!pz file: \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy15\Users\Dean\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lamkcbc.default-release\cache2\entries\007C6A02D270A6BD3D63FB53453745ADFB1CD69A

Asked by deanvowles 3 months ago

Last reply by Bunker 2 months ago

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Last update broke add-ons overflow menu

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remo… (read more)

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remove add-ons to the bar. See Image.

Asked by dsa65 3 months ago

Answered by dsa65 2 months ago

Privacy breach

Recently, whenever I try to login to a website, firefox is suggesting an email that has never been used on this device/account and I don't even know who's email it is. Ho… (read more)

Recently, whenever I try to login to a website, firefox is suggesting an email that has never been used on this device/account and I don't even know who's email it is. How do I clear this from the memory as it is quite inconvenient.

Asked by jacoleman99 2 months ago

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How to set PDF viewer in firefox to dark mode again (after it stopped working)

I view a lot of pdf documents via firefox, the light gray background makes my eyes and head hurt after prolonged usage. In the past I found a solution on this forum that… (read more)

I view a lot of pdf documents via firefox, the light gray background makes my eyes and head hurt after prolonged usage. In the past I found a solution on this forum that advised to set pdfjs.viewerCssTheme to "2" in about:config. This set the background of pdf viewer to black/dark gray. This has worked for years until recently when the pdf viewer switched to light mode again (pic 1). I checked the about:config settings for pdfjs.viewerCssTheme but there appears to be no change. I tried restarting the browser, setting the theme to 0 and to 2 again, updating browser. Sadly the theme is still light gray. Is there a way to change it again? The desired outcome is in pic 2. I do NOT want to change the color of the pdf pages themselves.

Asked by K 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago