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Firefox freezing with Yahoo News Articles

For the last couple of months I've been having an issue with Firefox freezing when I bring up a news article on Yahoo. It only happens when there is a video attached to t… (read more)

For the last couple of months I've been having an issue with Firefox freezing when I bring up a news article on Yahoo. It only happens when there is a video attached to the article, the video and the text of the article won't load. After a few minutes there is a message saying "This page is slowing down Firefox. To speed up your browser, stop this page". All of the Yahoo news articles work fine when I bring them up in Chrome. How can this be fixed??

Asked by mikeb2115 2 months ago

Last reply by mikeb2115 1 month ago

Error: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

Hello, every single time I wake up my Windows 7 Firefox refuses to load any website. It is a Firefox defect, because Windows's Internet icon shows that Internet is availa… (read more)

Hello,

every single time I wake up my Windows 7 Firefox refuses to load any website. It is a Firefox defect, because Windows's Internet icon shows that Internet is available. DNS is also working, while Firefox refuses to load a web. I need to wait 10-15 seconds until Firefox condescendingly loads the web I am trying to access. This bug is very annoying as it happens a few times each day :(

Pavel

Asked by pavel.lastovicka 2 months ago

Last reply by pavel.lastovicka 1 month ago

firefox version 90.0.2

Ever since version 90.0.1, now using 90.0.2, the mouse has become very sluggish/jerky, even in settings pages. I have no extensions or addons installed and am using the s… (read more)

Ever since version 90.0.1, now using 90.0.2, the mouse has become very sluggish/jerky, even in settings pages. I have no extensions or addons installed and am using the system theme. Troubleshoot mode works fine and refreshing firefox does not help. This is on Windows 7 Ultimate.

Thanks, Steve

Asked by sulbert 2 months ago

Last reply by sulbert 1 month ago

Using OS authentication (e.g., TouchID) for Credit Cards and Logins

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :( In an answer t… (read more)

Apologies for re-posting, I asked about this issue before https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1323826, but it was archived without any response :(

In an answer to this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1318109#answer-1376159 cor-el warned that using OS authentication (for example, TouchID on a Mac) for passwords instead of a Primary Password is actually not really safe because it doesn't encrypt logins in logins.json and it would be possible to extract them by running: prompt("Logins",JSON.stringify(Services.logins.getAllLogins())); Now I am a bit confused because for storing Credit Cards the default is, of course, using OS authentication (I don't think there's an option to set a password instead). So I am wondering, is that safe, i.e., is the credit card information encrypted that I can retrieve with my TouchID (even without a Primary Password)?

And if so, would anybody be able to explain the differences between these two approaches and why the Firefox developers chose one for Logins/Passwords but the other for Credit Cards.

Asked by Jan 2 months ago

Last reply by dkeeler 1 month ago

Mozilla Firefox crashing occusionally in WIndows 10 Pro

Dear team. In my PC Mozilla Firefox open properly but suddenly sometime got crashed while login into my gmail account. I tried to complete clear of cache, uninstall the F… (read more)

Dear team. In my PC Mozilla Firefox open properly but suddenly sometime got crashed while login into my gmail account. I tried to complete clear of cache, uninstall the Firefox browser and reinstalled fresh but after few days the problem occurred again. Please suggest the solutions for the next level. Thanks in advance.

Regards Tilesh

Asked by tileshwar 2 months ago

Last reply by tileshwar 1 month ago

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How to turn off addrress bar searches?

Hi All, I have searched the web and found this 'https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284577'. I followed the steps but it didn't disable this crap. I HATE this … (read more)

Hi All,

I have searched the web and found this 'https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1284577'. I followed the steps but it didn't disable this crap. I HATE this and I want to turn it off. How? I use the search bar not the address bar for my searches.


Thanks for any help,

Charles

Asked by CharlesEF 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

FF appends .txt to files served as text/plain when opening them with your application of choice

I'm on Windows 10. I have told my FF to open *.diff files in my preferred text editor (which supports syntax highlighting). Now it seems that if a webserver serves this f… (read more)

I'm on Windows 10.

I have told my FF to open *.diff files in my preferred text editor (which supports syntax highlighting). Now it seems that if a webserver serves this file as "content-type text/plain", FF will download the file in a temp folder, add the .txt extension (on top of the .diff extension the file has), then invokes the preferred application to open that file.

E.g. https://gitlab.com/freepascal.org/lazarus/lazarus/uploads/ccec59aabbef6cbe00df39bfd57f565a/checkbox.diff is downloaded to my system as C:\users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\checkbox.diff.txt and then this filename will be passed as a paramater to my editor.

In contrast, when I download the file (choose "save file" from the dialog) and then from the "downloads menu" choose "open", the file will be downloaded without FF altering the file extension, and will open as expected.

How can I persuade FF to NOT append a .txt to that file when I ask to open it in my preferred application?

Notice that on Linux Mint 18.0, FF does NOT append a .txt to the file in the example above and opens it in Kate (my default editor there) as simply path/to/checkbox.diff

Asked by bartjunk64 1 month ago

Last reply by bartjunk64 1 month ago

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What is in the profiles/storage/default folder?

The profile my wife uses has almost 400 MB in the profiles/storage/default folder and & looks like every link she has ever clicked on. She uses AOL for her home page … (read more)

The profile my wife uses has almost 400 MB in the profiles/storage/default folder and & looks like every link she has ever clicked on. She uses AOL for her home page & clicks on all sorts of news articles.

How do I trim down its size? Can I delete some history, such as old stuff? Thanks

Asked by Mike109 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

Youtube videos stutter, lag, or freeze when putting them on 1080p/720 60fps.

Hello there to anyone who can help me with this problem that I'm having right now. Yesterday while watching and going through the videos on youtube, while watching a vide… (read more)

Hello there to anyone who can help me with this problem that I'm having right now. Yesterday while watching and going through the videos on youtube, while watching a video, it suddenly started to lag and not move as smoothly much as before when I have on a higher quality like in 1080p 60fps or 720p60fps.

This has happen to me a couple times before when I couldn't find a way to fix it like when my my laptop was acting stupid and was resetting itself and showing a blue screen when it happen and had someone help me take it to the store and have it fixed and the reset my laptop or something and had to go redownload Firefox and I think the problem stopped working.


Yesterday and today I tried searching and looking up how to fix this and find answers that tell me to go to the about:config and change somethings to false or true whatever and it still has this problem. I hope changing it to whatever doesn't mess it up anything even more.

I thought I had to go update Windows or something since recently a couple of times the youtube videos get stuttery and not move as smoothly at times. I can't remember much this one but I either just close Firefox to hopefully that it goes back to normal or I have to update Windows to restart my laptop and it works and it goes back to normal.

But this time when I did all that and I try to update Windows from my laptop it was doing what it does updating installing or downloading yesterday. The problem is still there and the videos on youtube are still stuttering. And I try to see if there were more things to update there was nothing there and says its up to date.

I linked a video that has a 60fps option on a another browser Microsoft Edge to see if it works from there and video when putting it on 60fps works fine there. So this must be a Firefox problem or something.

So if anyone can help me with this problem. Please tell if there's anything else I can do to get these videos on youtube to work on Firefox in 60fps and hopefully can try to easily fix this and hope its nothing complicated to do. Or if there is a bug or something that's making these videos stuttering and everything please try to fix this problem that's going with me right now. Cause i don't want to have to deal with problem I had before again forever and/or if its permanent.

Hopefully maybe the next update for Firefox might fix this problem I have from these youtube videos, but I don't know. Whenever an update for Firefox happens sometimes, the videos on youtube start to stutter and not move as smoothly with putting it on 60fps and have this problem again.

Thank you if anyone has the time to look at this and hopefully someone can get me the answer to finally fix these videos that are freezing stuttering and stuff there.

Asked by buggasep17 2 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 month ago

Firefox Doesn't Open GPX (GPS Exchange File)

I'm setting up a website using the following code to open a GPX file using Garmin BaseCamp: <td> <span class="TEXT-BOLD">GPS Track File:</span> <… (read more)

I'm setting up a website using the following code to open a GPX file using Garmin BaseCamp:

<td>
  <span class="TEXT-BOLD">GPS Track File:</span>
  <br>
  <a href="2018-11-03-Six_Saddles_Ride_track.gpx" target="_blank">GPX track file</a>
</td>

When I click on the link, Firefox opens the file as a text file in a new window.

In the Tools - Settings - Applications area, I have set Firefox to open GPX files with Garmain BaseCamp. I have verified that the setting points to the Garmin BaseCamp file. If I click on the file in Windows File Explorer, it open with Garmin BaseCamp.

What did I do wrong?

Asked by paulp575123 2 months ago

Last reply by paulp575123 1 month ago

Firefox is constantly logging me out of my Google Accounts

I recently switched from Chrome to Firefox, expecting it to work as good as Chrome - but sadly, Firefox is constantly logging me out of my Google Acounts from Gmail, Yout… (read more)

I recently switched from Chrome to Firefox, expecting it to work as good as Chrome - but sadly, Firefox is constantly logging me out of my Google Acounts from Gmail, Youtube and so on(every 4-5 browser starts). I have already turned of the advanced protection for this sites, the general setting for advanced protection is set to "standard" and the history is set to remember. This is very annoying, please help me fix this issue :/

Asked by nolimitsmail1 2 months ago

Last reply by nolimitsmail1 1 month ago

Create app that use Firefox storage service API

Hello, I've been searching on internet how to use the SyncStorage API because I want to create an application on Android to replace Google contacts and then do the same f… (read more)

Hello, I've been searching on internet how to use the SyncStorage API because I want to create an application on Android to replace Google contacts and then do the same for the calendar. My goal is to create alternative to google apps, using Mozilla services, for a better privacy.

I'm currently stuck at the first step, if I understood correctly, to use SyncStorage API, I must obtain the endpoint URL and HAWK authentication credentials via the Token server.

To do this, I must obtain a BrowserID assertion but I can't find how ?

Thanks, Gwendal

Asked by Gwendal 1 month ago

Stop FF update notifications (I'm using 90.0.2)

If this can't be stopped, I will find a different browser and I've put up with this for years. I'm on 90.0.2 (released on 8/24/21) and keep receiving notifications to up… (read more)

If this can't be stopped, I will find a different browser and I've put up with this for years. I'm on 90.0.2 (released on 8/24/21) and keep receiving notifications to update to the latest browser less than a week later? Come on... am I missing something?

The popup notifications are "glued" to the right-corner of everything FF, including blocking me from logging out of my email account; this is stupid or malware.

Asked by mimihere 1 month ago

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Repeated crash on quit

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2 Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting. Restarting… (read more)

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2

Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting.

Restarting in Trouble Shoot mode doesn't help either.

The cause seems to be synchronisation - if I sign out of my account and no longer synchronise, the problem goes away and I can quit without Firefox crashing.

Asked by UKLarry 2 months ago

Answered by UKLarry 2 months ago

the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed.

Hello dear Nerds With the last update the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed. Too wide! I have to scroll down endlessly to find things. Before they were neatly na… (read more)

Hello dear Nerds

With the last update the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed. Too wide! I have to scroll down endlessly to find things. Before they were neatly narrow and you could see twice as much. Kindly repair this next time please. Or can I do this? Best Ursula Zürich

Asked by Ulla 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago