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pop up messages

Is it possible to block the messages now popping up at the bottom of the Firefox search page? I am not interested in Firefox's politics and do not want to receive them. T… (read more)

Is it possible to block the messages now popping up at the bottom of the Firefox search page? I am not interested in Firefox's politics and do not want to receive them. Thank you.

Asked by dradam2011 3 hours ago

Tiny address bar, tabs and bookmarks no matter what I do

Firefox opens and has a teeny tiny little address bar and tabs and everything else displays differently. I've tried making Firefox my default browser. I've tried updating… (read more)

Firefox opens and has a teeny tiny little address bar and tabs and everything else displays differently. I've tried making Firefox my default browser. I've tried updating twice. I've tried combing through preferences for anything that might make a difference.

Nothing works. In the picture, for reference, the Apple and menu bar at the very top are normal sized.

I'm gonna be honest, this is the LAST time I'm giving Firefox a chance. If I can fix this relatively simply, I'll do it. If it involves me needing to suddenly know how to be a software engineer and go into an obscure file in an obscure folder of an application and mess with anything that ends in .css, I'm out.

Asked by Miss Meg 3 hours ago

There is no About Firefox in the HELP tab

On my Mac Book Air 2015 there is no About Firefox in the Help Tab. So I can't see a current version of Firefox and other features from About Firefox. Also some addons are… (read more)

On my Mac Book Air 2015 there is no About Firefox in the Help Tab. So I can't see a current version of Firefox and other features from About Firefox. Also some addons are not working properly (Spoof Timezone for example) and I think that there is some connection between these issues.

Asked by kawhihoffmann 7 hours ago

sound only on headset, not on speaker, but not any problems on edge browser

I cannot hear a sound on my speakers, only on my headset if connected. This problem doesn´t appear in edge browser. Can´t find a solution! Please answer in moderate Engl… (read more)

I cannot hear a sound on my speakers, only on my headset if connected. This problem doesn´t appear in edge browser.

Can´t find a solution!

Please answer in moderate English, I am not a native speaker, thanks

Asked by mhz333 8 hours ago

'New' layout of Facebook not scrolling - at all - on Firefox.

Since Facebook forced me to switch to new layout a few months ago, Facebook on Firefox (fine on Safari) does not scroll At All (goes about 2 cm beyond first page). Everyt… (read more)

Since Facebook forced me to switch to new layout a few months ago, Facebook on Firefox (fine on Safari) does not scroll At All (goes about 2 cm beyond first page). Everything else seems to work fine. However, it's basically not usable on Firefox - can see part of the first post and that's it - 'yer stuck' (quite frustrating). Thanks for any/all help.

Asked by angela29 11 hours ago

Hoping many more people comment

I just open the email and read an article. It is absolutely disgusting. So I'm posting this here in the hopes that others will join in. My opinion is simple. Firefox… be… (read more)

I just open the email and read an article. It is absolutely disgusting.

So I'm posting this here in the hopes that others will join in.

My opinion is simple. Firefox… be a browser. Improve the browser, advance the browser, focus on new and improved features. And please stop the SJW nonsense.

Remember that "woke is broke". You're not doing so great financially. And yet you keep trying to run around playing social justice warrior. Please do better. Just stop.

One time, along time ago, I started spouting off about what I thought about social issues and politics etc. I basically got slapped upside the head and people said "we really don't care what you think. All we care about is what we're here to hear from you about. Nothing more. So stop putting out all these messages." It was a hard lesson for me to learn, but I got it.

I don't care what Mozilla or Firefox thinks about anything political or SJW nonsense. I don't care. I don't want to hear it. I sure don't want to believe that the browser of my choice is involved in all kinds of things that I don't believe in and don't want anything to do with. And worse, that you keep flapping on about it.

What I really want to know, what I really really want to know is... "What have you done for me lately." To quote Janet Jackson. What are you doing that will make my life better with this app? How will this app serve me more effectively? Not what social justice nonsense are you going to push today? I don't care what you believe not one little bit. I care how well my browser works. That's it. Nothing more.

Please stick to business. And don't try to invent that your business is social justice nonsense. It's not. That doesn't pay your bills. That just ostracizes people, alienates people and makes them wish they were to filiated with you.

Think smarter. Do better. Focus on the app. Keep your priorities straight. You are not an employment center for SJW's. You are supposed to be producing a product.

I hope someone with intelligence reads this.

Asked by Kenrick 20 hours ago

Last reply by Kenrick 15 hours ago

Install Widevine manually

Hi, I've been trying to get Widevine to install on Firefox for a few weeks (,month+ maybe?) but after all this time I'm left with the message Widevine Content Decryption … (read more)

Hi, I've been trying to get Widevine to install on Firefox for a few weeks (,month+ maybe?) but after all this time I'm left with the message Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly. I've already tried reinstalling stuff, safe mode, enabling and disabling DRM and all the other stuff to help so at this point I'd just want to do it myself. Can't find any Widevine download or really any way on how to install it manually though, which is where I need assistance on, again I've already resigned to the fact that Widevine autoinstalling through firefox is broken and I'd rather try and do it myself manually. Thank you.

Asked by ezra 1 day ago

Last reply by ezra 15 hours ago

Why does a system memory change impact hardware acceleration?

Two days ago, I updated my system memory from 8GB to 16GB. As soon as I did so, on both Fedora 31 and Windows 7, Firefox became extremely unstable - as though it was runn… (read more)

Two days ago, I updated my system memory from 8GB to 16GB. As soon as I did so, on both Fedora 31 and Windows 7, Firefox became extremely unstable - as though it was running out of resources extremely quickly. On Fedora, I cannot browse at all - immediately upon loading a page, the tab crashes, including internal pages. On Windows, I can get away with some browsing - although crashes are still common.

For now, I'm going to disable hardware acceleration. However, I'd like to further analyse this and see if I can't find a fix.

To date, I have tried the following:

- Updated to firefox v86 (This worsened the problem, and I downgraded to v74)

- Removed and reinstalled my GPU drivers (no change)

- Disabled paging on my Windows system, and moved hiberfil.sys to a drive with more space using symlinks (no change)

- Increased swap space on my Fedora system (made things worse. Don't fuck around with swap if you don't know what you're doing, please)

- Moved profiles out of the appdata dir and created a new, blank profile (no change)

- Completed a full round of Memtest+x86 with no issues

Below are a set of six crash logs. There are more, but information overload. They are fairly similar, but I lack the familiarity with the Mozilla codebase to properly examine them.

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/a8759e4c-f1ea-44f8-b1da-d8d5b0210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/7964cc87-16ef-4ed1-97f5-b50450210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/484b209f-6922-4e11-b31a-8d9150210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/f5291400-8308-4f60-998a-f2c690210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/0592a4cd-5e4c-4eae-bb26-e670e0210307

https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/99127f49-d59f-4810-b039-c1b5d0210307

Asked by r0tekatze 19 hours ago

Last reply by r0tekatze 18 hours ago

Logitech web camera

I bought a Logitech web camera to use with my laptop, It works with some websites and does not with others. In the cases where it doesn't work the laptop camera works. Wh… (read more)

I bought a Logitech web camera to use with my laptop, It works with some websites and does not with others. In the cases where it doesn't work the laptop camera works. Why is this and what can I do to fix it so the Logitech camera works all of the time? Thank you in advance.

Asked by dbem 22 hours ago

"n.accessEnabler is null" on ESPN

After last update, Version 86.0, when trying to watch an event on ESPN, I get "n.accessEnabler is null" and the event will not play. This was not a problem until the la… (read more)

After last update, Version 86.0, when trying to watch an event on ESPN, I get "n.accessEnabler is null" and the event will not play. This was not a problem until the last update

Asked by jchaph2o 1 day ago

Last reply by jchaph2o 1 day ago

Fehler write EPIPE

hello, with some downlowds in youtube with downloadhelper appears: error write EPIPE but i can't find anything in the help center. Can someone please explain how I can fi… (read more)

hello, with some downlowds in youtube with downloadhelper appears: error write EPIPE but i can't find anything in the help center. Can someone please explain how I can fix or work around this? in wikipedia I only see: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwisr9Si653vAhVEDOwKHSbw%MQFjAAegQIBxFps&2Facktflow% 2F34882328% 2Ferror-write-epipe & usg = AOvVaw3ghjxR-booL_t03Wb-Sdnq.

Thank you!

Asked by ggrau 1 day ago

What's it black screen ?

Hello I installed Kaspersky in my PC but I no longer uninstalled I see anytime I open the browser Firefox likely a black screen covering the page but it vanishes as jus… (read more)

Hello I installed Kaspersky in my PC but I no longer uninstalled I see anytime I open the browser Firefox likely a black screen covering the page but it vanishes as just as the browser full-opened, so what's this by God ? It is the first time I have seen Before I installed the Kaspersky antivirus it didn't appear. I thought it is a matter of protection But after uninstalling Kaspersky ( antivirus ) the black screen is still seen  ??

Asked by mohammad Ahmad 1 day ago

Popup

I have problem with the Firefox new update. I have a program running. Once my program open the popup and active process was running when its finish the process, the pop… (read more)

I have problem with the Firefox new update. I have a program running. Once my program open the popup and active process was running when its finish the process, the popup goes under in the mother page. But in previous update those where running fine, the popup always on top of the mother page while is still in process and the transaction was posted its still on the top of mother page.

Asked by aweng_06 2 days ago

Disable checking for updates on 85.0.1?

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in: about:preference… (read more)

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in:

about:preferences#general

Was changed to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" WITHOUT my permission. As a result of this change, I get nagged while I am working ALL THE TIME. Like, several times a day. Not just when the browser first starts, but while I am working. I am getting sick of it! It's become spam at this point, drawing my eyes away from work. and if you think spamming people will make them do it, think again.

In Windows 10 I got so fed up with the automatic updates disrupting work that I outright destroyed my computer's ability to EVER get a system update. If the nuclear option is available for Firefox I am prepared to do so if only to make it shut up already.

So anyway, please tell me, how do I make it stop nagging me about updates? and while I am at it, how do I kill the notification system entirely? because I never want any type of notification ever disrupting me while I am working.

Obviously Mozilla understands this sentiment, since the default behavior now is to hide notifications as described here:

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/block-notification-requests/

So why be so in-your-face about updates?

NOTE: I am not against updates in general, but back in the 90's when software updates was optional I updated things far more often because I enjoyed having the ability to do research on an update before accepting it. This personal policy has resulted in me avoiding lots of bad updates that damaged other people's computers, but software that updates without permission like Chrome, for example, would constantly introduce bugs or change behavior without my permission in such a way that makes it largely unusable to me. On my chromebook computer I was able to temporarily block chromebook updates by manually setting the version number to a maximum value but the moment google found a way around that an update was pushed that screwed up touch screen functionality, so, realistically speaking, the heavy handed approach to updates is ultimately what causes me to stop updates. Ironically. While I understand a desire for security, these big companies just don't seem to realize that my computer is my own personal property so they can't treat it like it was under the authority of their IT department. I just want control over what my computer is doing. If and when I update it will be because I am ready to, not because someone else decided to force it on me.

Asked by Elliander 1 week ago

Last reply by Elliander 2 days ago

Netflix

I can't play video on Netflix. I get the message "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later." I have searche… (read more)

I can't play video on Netflix.

I get the message "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I have searched previous threads and tried the suggested fixes but nothing works. I can play Netflix perfectly fine in other browsers I tested.

Asked by madra 2 days ago

Big Sur/M1 Mac mini - browser becomes unresponsive, display incorrectly scaled

I'm using Firefox 86.0 on an Apple Silicon Mac mini (16 GB/2TB) with macOS 11.2. Several times a day when I return to the browser, it will have become completely unrespon… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 86.0 on an Apple Silicon Mac mini (16 GB/2TB) with macOS 11.2. Several times a day when I return to the browser, it will have become completely unresponsive to clicks and or typing. In this state, I can't click on web pages, or controls in the tab bar. However, the app is not beach-balling. I can quit by right clicking on the dock icon and choosing quit from the menu (I don't have to force quit). Relaunching fixes things. Also, if I have, for example, clicked on the "new tab" button in the tab bar, once I've quit and launched again, the new tab will be in the window, indicating that the command was processed, but the result was not visible. Sometimes, but not always, when in this state the page display looks like it has been scaled to about 50%. (As if I'd hit "Zoom out" five times). One clue that may relate to this is, I'm running in scaled mode on the monitor (The monitor is capable of 3840x2160, but I'm scaling things in the Display control panel to 2560x1440.) Apps are running in Retina mode. I have tried running Firefox in Safe mode, but that didn't help. I have a lot of tabs that I don't want to lose, so running in a fresh user profile is kind of difficult, unless there's a simple way to transfer open tabs between profiles.

Asked by glenn_hughes 2 days ago

Firefox needs restart after a certain period of time in order to see webcam

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I am an enrolled online student. I have an external logitech camera that works fine on Chrome and Safari (I'm on Mac) but Firefox… (read more)

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I am an enrolled online student. I have an external logitech camera that works fine on Chrome and Safari (I'm on Mac) but Firefox requires a complete close and reopen after a few hours. It stops accessing the video camera accurately, although the indicator light on the camera still comes on.

This happens regardless of the platform (i.e. Google Meet, Zoom, chat sites).

Does anyone know what's going on? Or what settings can be tweaked? A computer running windows ten is having the same issue.

Asked by jaysonbunnell 3 days ago

keyboard blocked

At least once a session it occurs, that the keyboard of my Acer Laptop gets out of work: No flesh, no writing. At the same time the symbol of a blocked keyboard occurs on… (read more)

At least once a session it occurs, that the keyboard of my Acer Laptop gets out of work: No flesh, no writing. At the same time the symbol of a blocked keyboard occurs on the screen. Sometimes it changes to the opposite, sonetimes not. To repair it, I have to close the firefox site or turn off the computer. All work is usually lost.

Asked by renateky1 3 days ago