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I can only open a couple of web pages

I recently started having this problem. I open a couple of web pages and then can't open more without restarting and logging in again. I have cleared caches (no help) a… (read more)

I recently started having this problem. I open a couple of web pages and then can't open more without restarting and logging in again. I have cleared caches (no help) and reset (ditto). I have used Firefox for a long time and never had any problem.

Asked by gomurchu 3 minutes ago

Cannot open youtube.com randomly

Hello, I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please he… (read more)

Hello,

I get Secure Connection Failed - SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_UNEXPECTED_ALERT error code randomly while trying to open youtube.com. It works with other browser. Please help to solve this problem.

Asked by virag_shah 1 day ago

Last reply by virag_shah 3 hours ago

Firefox hangs a long time before opening pdf files

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat. When I open the download dialog, … (read more)

Whenever I try to open a pdf file (automatically opened in Acrobat), Firefox hangs a long time, before eventually opening it in Acrobat.

When I open the download dialog, it always shows the file is almost downloaded, but the progress bar always hangs near the end. When I go to the download folder, I always see the pdf I'm trying to open with a filesize of 0kb. This behaviour is the same for large and small files. Eventually (after several minutes), it just opens as it should.

I already tried reinstalling Acrobat.

The behaviour is the same in regular Firefox (102.0 64-bit win7) and Firefox developer (103.0b4 64-bit win7).

It is specifically with pdf files. Other downloaded documents seem to open as it should.

Can someone help me to trace and solve the cause of this issue?

Asked by Jan 3 hours ago

Unable to Open Google and Youtube. Potential Security Issues

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNO… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with firefox and it's recently unable to open Google and Youtube due to HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) with an error Code : SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

I have done the steps in here : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/error-codes-secure-websites I don't have any third-party Antivirus

I have also do about:config security.enterprise_roots.enabled by changing to true. It works but unfortunately youtube is broken when i set it to true.

I can't also accept the risk and continue since there's no button that says it.

Thank you

Asked by darkkiller131 1 day ago

Last reply by darkkiller131 12 hours ago

Failure to install extensions

My installation of 32-bit Firefox 102 had been repeatedly crashing, sometimes for no apparent reason. I decided to download the 64-bit version of Firefox 102, uninstalle… (read more)

My installation of 32-bit Firefox 102 had been repeatedly crashing, sometimes for no apparent reason. I decided to download the 64-bit version of Firefox 102, uninstalled the 32-bit version, carried out a standard installed and all this appeared successful. I noticed that I was getting a lot of advertisements and remembered that I had had Ghostery installed as an extension in my 32-bit Firefox. I went to the extensions page, selected Ghostery and asked for it to be added. Shortly after that, I got a message that the installation had been aborted because the extension might be corrupt. I tried again and got the same message. I tried another ad blocker, and got the same message with that one; and tried a third with the same result. What is going on? I haven't changed any settings in Firefox since the standard installation, and the extensions were from the Firefox source, so how can the extensions be corrupt? If it isn't corrupt, why isn't Firefox installing it?

Asked by EdingtonJD 3 days ago

Last reply by EdingtonJD 14 hours ago

Download of pdf attachments

Hello, I'm using Firefox 102.0 (64-bit) on Win 10. When I click on the download icon of email attachments or Whatsapp files, firefox opens the pdf files in a new tab inst… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox 102.0 (64-bit) on Win 10. When I click on the download icon of email attachments or Whatsapp files, firefox opens the pdf files in a new tab instead of downloading them. All other file formats are downloaded correctly instead. How can I correct this problem, please?

Best regards, Giovanni

Asked by giovannis87 1 day ago

Last reply by giovannis87 15 hours ago

Live and playback Video

I have found that my Fiefox cannot handle live news streaming and video playback and the picture freezes but the sound continues. This has been going on for years but I … (read more)

I have found that my Fiefox cannot handle live news streaming and video playback and the picture freezes but the sound continues. This has been going on for years but I do not have a problem with any other browser.

Asked by Sonny4U 1 day ago

Last reply by Sonny4U 17 hours ago

Firefox suddenly zooms in 400–800% with no user input. Cannot undo.

I've been noticing this more and more recently. I'm using Firefox 102.0 on a Mac running Monterey (12.4) with 64GB RAM. Firefox will suddenly zoom up on a screen between … (read more)

I've been noticing this more and more recently. I'm using Firefox 102.0 on a Mac running Monterey (12.4) with 64GB RAM. Firefox will suddenly zoom up on a screen between 400% up to 800% (I'm guessing; no way to verify this): see screenshot. This happens on random pages without my hitting any keys or clicking on anything, and I cannot replicate it. Note that I do not have screen zoom engaged, nor do I have any sort of zoom mechanism turned on in the OS. Hitting "undo" does nothing, as the browser thinks I'm trying to undo an action on the page, not a zoom. Resetting Firefox or restarting makes no difference.

Note that the screenshot is at actual size, but I have no way to control the resolution at which it shows up for you.

Asked by fluckiger 5 days ago

Last reply by fluckiger 19 hours ago

Videos will not fullscreen completely

Whenever I try to full screen a video the first time I open the browser, the video will not completely fill the screen. It only happens on firefox and the first time I op… (read more)

Whenever I try to full screen a video the first time I open the browser, the video will not completely fill the screen. It only happens on firefox and the first time I open the browser. I thought it was my extensions but it was not that. A thread was created on reddit describing the problem I have. I have linked it here. https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/rhwuvz/firefox_full_screen_on_win11_always_leaves_some/ I tried to change themes and that also did not work. Not sure what the problem is. Please help.

Asked by dk 3 weeks ago

Last reply by dk 20 hours ago

Firefox freeze for seconds after save as dialog popup

after updating 102, I noticed that when I wanna download file from websites, after I click Save or Cancel in the dialog, my Firefox will get no response for 1-2 seconds, … (read more)

after updating 102, I noticed that when I wanna download file from websites, after I click Save or Cancel in the dialog, my Firefox will get no response for 1-2 seconds, I have tried troubleshoot mode, cleaning cache, but both not working.

Thx.

Asked by Mizuyoru_TW 23 hours ago

Auto reset sound volume output level

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do any… (read more)

My OS is Pop! OS. Using 'Tidal' as a web based music streaming service and I play vids on YouTube. Every time a new song or video starts, or when I skip, rewind or do anything like that, it auto resets the volume level output in my sound settings to about 75 to 80 % of the max possible level. So basically, I have to adjust each and every new song by hand, it is infuriating. I block facebooknet in Umatrix and firebaseinstallation googleapis as well as google tag manager but nothing else. That's on Tidal, similarly I do not block essential cookies on YouTube, so I don't think that is the problem. I have a hunch that the answer is somewhere in about:config. If this is intentional, then I'm giving up hope. Thank you.

Asked by NN 1 day ago

Last reply by NN 23 hours ago

Firefox opens PDF, then unfocuses, when opened from the download popup menu/icon.

Hi, this is a minor problem and more a quality-of-life thing, as there is no hard crash or bug per se. Context: I need to print a LOT of things every month for the job, s… (read more)

Hi, this is a minor problem and more a quality-of-life thing, as there is no hard crash or bug per se. Context: I need to print a LOT of things every month for the job, so I download a LOT of PDFs.

Problem: When downloading a PDF, if I open it via the dropdown menu in the menubar, it opens, but immediately unfocuses Firefox. That's it. Why the unfocusing? Lol.

Limits: If I mark PDFs to open automatically (in the options) instead of downloading, then it opens fine and no loss of focus. Same thing if I open from a folder, it's set to open in Firefox and it does so, with no loss of focus. As far as I can tell, the issue appears only when opening from the download button/icon/dropdown menu from the menubar.

Suggestion 1) Adding a "Download AND Open in Firefox" option in the settings would be my ultimate greatest option but.... maybe not the best for cluttering millions of people's browser options. It's just what "I" want to do ;)

Suggestion 2) Trace where it loses focus and re-focus / prevent loss of focus when opening from the menu.

Asked by olivier.myre 1 day ago

pdf viewer not displaying colors correctly

Hi, I find that recently, my Firefox 102 (on MacOS 12.4, 2019 MBP 16) no longer displays colors correctly in pdf files. For example, in the attached screenshot I compare … (read more)

Hi, I find that recently, my Firefox 102 (on MacOS 12.4, 2019 MBP 16) no longer displays colors correctly in pdf files. For example, in the attached screenshot I compare page 4 of https://arxiv.org/pdf/2201.08431.pdf seen in Firefox and Chrome. Could anyone give me some idea how to fix this issue?

Asked by he.jia.phy 1 day ago

Last reply by he.jia.phy 1 day ago

Browsing history - how much could it become "big" and affect Firefox performance?

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the pr… (read more)

Hi everybody, I never cleared my browsing history so far, because I often need to know which websites I already visited when I perform a research on Google. Having the previously visited URLs shown in a different colour is useful for my work.

However, I am wondering whether this huge amount of data could affect the browser speed and memory usage. More specifically, I have a few questions:

1) Out of curiosity, in which file of Firefox installation folder the history is saved, and where can I find it? 2) Do you think it is possible to clear ALL the browsing history, except for one specific URL? 3) Could a cluttered browsing history file affect negatively my browser performance?

Many thanks in advance for your help, Elisa

Asked by eli dunkel 4 days ago

Last reply by eli dunkel 1 day ago

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment

firefox returns lots of: libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment When I adde… (read more)

firefox returns lots of:

       libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate
      ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment


When I added a line to /etc/drirc to specify a value firefox returns:

       ATTENTION: option value of option mesa_glthread ignored.

How can I make this stop?

Asked by RandomTroll 2 days ago

RE: Firefox extremely slow to load pages or connect to Web sites after startup

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1. My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easies… (read more)

It's June 2022, and I am using FF64 101.0.1.

My issue is best described by Zaayl (2017) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1157490, but the working and easiest solution I found was the one offered by delclemons (2018) at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229621#question-reply.

My starting page is blank. I have an extension that shows my external IP as a country flag when FF starts up. If the flag doesn't show, I know I still cannot connect to any site. Similar to Zaayl's case, my FF can be able to connect to sites only after a certain amount of time, which varies from instant - very rarely - up to over 10 minutes. The wait always gets longer, especially when FF crashes and have to restart.

I've been searching a long, long time for the right fix. I cringe at the idea that I have to reinstall FF every time there's a major issue, like this one. Syncing back bookmarks and passwords and reinstalling the extensions are the easy part. The painful part is having to set details of accounts in the containers afterwards. I am so glad that is over now. Connection to sites is no longer prolonged after FF startup.

I wanted to thank the persons concerned, but I couldn't reply to their messages, which are now archived. So, I decided to post a new one here to do that; also, to help users who have to same issue as mine.

Asked by mobilesuit 1 week ago

Last reply by mobilesuit 4 days ago

Screen flashes on download link

I set FireFox to automatically save PDF links. Also I disabled the annoying downloads pop-up. When I click on a link, though, the screen briefly flashes white. The cursor… (read more)

I set FireFox to automatically save PDF links. Also I disabled the annoying downloads pop-up. When I click on a link, though, the screen briefly flashes white. The cursor stays in-place, so I can work under this condition, but it's an annoying distraction. Especially since nothing is being opened, so I'd expect the FireFox view to just stay as-is.

I've seen postings complaining about their blackscreen-themes flashing white when they do this. If I read right, the posted solutions were just to flash black instead of white. That's not what I'm trying to do here, I want to suppress the flash.

Asked by Carl 3 days ago

Firefox hangs and stops loading any pages after random period of time

I'm not sure what is causing this, but it started at least a few months ago. I will be using firefox, and anywhere between a few minutes, or a few days, it will suddenly … (read more)

I'm not sure what is causing this, but it started at least a few months ago. I will be using firefox, and anywhere between a few minutes, or a few days, it will suddenly stop loading anything and I will have to completely quit it and restart it to get anything working again. No, it is not the HTTP3 problem; that was the first thing I tried. I've also uninstalled, and reinstalled the entire program, clearing all settings, etc. I am on windows. Generally good on firefox updates, will check and update usually every week or two.

Funny thing is, I also installed firefox nightly and that does not have this problem (although I have not used it as extensively as I normally do when browsing, so maybe I didn't hit whatever triggers this issue). It also works properly on other computers (as far as I'm aware). So I still think something is corrupt or wrong with my normal firefox program. I just don't know what or how.

Asked by chibblesthegreat 1 week ago

Last reply by chibblesthegreat 3 days ago