I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (читать ещё)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Задан teeny_weeny 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от teeny_weeny 2 дня назад

Why does alternate search engine select ("This time, search with...") require extra action?

I constantly use the "This time, search with..." option in the search bar to switch between my default search engine and others on the fly. Since version 84.0, this now n… (читать ещё)

I constantly use the "This time, search with..." option in the search bar to switch between my default search engine and others on the fly. Since version 84.0, this now needlessly prepends the query with a search engine label and requires an additional action to complete (either a return or click of search arrow).

I feel as though the clicking of any of those alternate search engine options is enough to establish intent by the user and should act as a submit button for the request. The only "advantage" this new functionality allows for is a select-first, query-after approach, which I find uncommon.

My request:

1) Return previous behavior. 2) Implement hybrid -- Search-first, query-after produces label; query first, search after submits. 3) Provide an option in the settings to toggle behavior.

Hope someone can help/shed some light on the change,

Thanks

Задан wheelofiron 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от wheelofiron 1 день назад

Search Pulse

Hi: I installed a few days ago the latest version of Firefox on my iMac. I am noticing that when I open a new window in Firefox, a tab is opened and it shows Search Pulse… (читать ещё)

Hi:

I installed a few days ago the latest version of Firefox on my iMac. I am noticing that when I open a new window in Firefox, a tab is opened and it shows Search Pulse. I looked it up and it appears that it is some kind of adware that is dangerous and is hard to remove. I looked up some articles and they all seem to be written by some vendor promoting a product for removal. I am very concerned asking for more problems than what I have as I am not a technical person.

Did anyone encounter this adware and if so what's a trustworthy product to remove it?

I have Norton and the free version of Malwarebytes on my computer. None of these programs caught the installation of this adware.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

Задан Sue 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от Sue 6 дней назад

Firefox keeps logging out me from all accounts

Since about a week Firefox logs me out of all accounts when I close the browser. I checked the many threads here and have done everything including: Made sure it's not pr… (читать ещё)

Since about a week Firefox logs me out of all accounts when I close the browser. I checked the many threads here and have done everything including: Made sure it's not private browsing Made sure the history is not set to clear at exit Cookie settings are in default mode Remember history is on This problem started without me changing any settings on the browser. But I did a fresh install too, and that after clearing the Appdata too so that the install is absolutely fresh. It still continues. Facebook, Gmail, Yandex, and all other accounts are autocratically logged off which is absolutely frustrating. Can any Firefox developer please find a solution beyond "make sure the .... " etc. ?

Задан dapokerista 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от dapokerista 4 дня назад

Automatic launch of Firefox, also when other firefox windows are already open.

Hello, since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use … (читать ещё)

Hello,

since months I have problem with automatic launch of Firefox on my computer, It's really insupportable. I'm ready to abandon firefox. I'm on windows 10 and I use Firefox 83. There is 3 different sessions on my computer and only one has the problem.... my session. Firefox launch a new windows always and regularely, when the computer start, and all the time during the use of my sessions. If i'm already on Firefox, a new windows open's.... If I close this one, few second after an other open's..... If I put this one on background, about 1 min after again an other open's. Like this always and indefinitevely. Whatever my use of the computer or the site to visit. Even when I don't use internet and use other software to work, Firefox starts up and goes in front of my software. If I let my session opened and I do nothings, after a certain time a lot of firefox windows are open. You can easily understand why I say that It's really insupportable... and this only with Firefox on my session.

My computer is protected with antivirus, and I did a full scan several time, I also tried with an other antivirus software. I used 2 softwares for detect malware... Nothing. I try to uninstall and reinstall Firefox, but the problem still the same after reinstall. I already set the "toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart" on "false" but firefox start alone again, again, again...

Does anyone has an idea of what is the problem and what I can do ?

Thanks.

Задан GHOE70 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от GHOE70 4 часа назад

Firefox 83 Cannot clear ALL Cached Web Content

I tried three different ways, 10 times, to clear the "Cached Web Content" not matter what I do (6.0KB) remains? Can someone please help me out here? I cleared and cleare… (читать ещё)

I tried three different ways, 10 times, to clear the "Cached Web Content" not matter what I do (6.0KB) remains?

Can someone please help me out here? I cleared and cleared, restarted the machine... I cannot get rid of the (6.0K)?

I'm using a 5 day old new MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019), running MacOS Big Sur 11.0.1, using FireFox 83.0 (64-bit)

it's frustrating and I don't want anything stuck in my cache that might be tracking me, following me around.

Задан joecrowley2 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от joecrowley2 5 дней назад

Loosing focus after selecting an email

I don't know if it is by design or if I misconfigured something, but when I click on an email in the message list, the focus goes directly to the email preview window. Bu… (читать ещё)

I don't know if it is by design or if I misconfigured something, but when I click on an email in the message list, the focus goes directly to the email preview window.

But - how would I manually select multiple emails (e. g. for moving or deletion)? Normally in Windows I would select an item with the mouse and then press SHIFT+DOWN or SHIFT+END or SHIFT+PG_DWN etc. to select further contiguous items with the keyboard.

I've not found a way to do this in Thunderbird.

Thanks!

Running: 78.5.0 (64-Bit) on Windows 10

Задан Monkel 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от Monkel 6 дней назад

Detaching attachment - shortcut

Hi, because the attachment extractor addon does not work anymore in version 78 and one must detach attachment manually per each message, is there some shortcut for Detach… (читать ещё)

Hi,

because the attachment extractor addon does not work anymore in version 78 and one must detach attachment manually per each message, is there some shortcut for Detach (Detach all) attachments from the message.

Working in Thunderbird has become very annoying and complicated since version 78 (when almost all useful addons are not more supported), so at least when doing annoying and complicated manual detaching of attachments in each message, it will be great to have a shortcut for this.

Thank you.

Задан pjem 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от pjem 3 дня назад

Slow Firefox for Deasktop!!!!!!!!!!

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my … (читать ещё)

Hello, Can you tell me what happen with your browser in around last 1 year? My internet connection is: Download~1000 Mbps,Upload~600 Mbps. See attached photo what is my internet,when i test it with different browsers which i have installed on my PC. See what is the statistic for Firefox O.O WTF? I like your browser and use it from very long time,but if will it crash my connection,i will forget for it! Do something!

Задан Angel Of Death 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от Angel Of Death 6 дней назад

Restoring email, contacts, photos, etc

Windows 7 crashed. Bought a new Win 10 machine. External hard drive had weekly MozBackups of Thunderbird profile. Latest backup was "Thunderbird 78.4.3 (en-US) - 2020-… (читать ещё)

Windows 7 crashed. Bought a new Win 10 machine. External hard drive had weekly MozBackups of Thunderbird profile. Latest backup was "Thunderbird 78.4.3 (en-US) - 2020-11-19.pcv" and is 2.22 GB in size. Currently have Thunderbird 78.5.0 installed on Win10 Machine. When I try to import the file, it seems to be importing everything, then when I look to see the imported data there isn't any. Also tried importing the previous week's backup with same results. I also have a backup of the profile directory, but not the path info, unless it is in the profile. Any thoughts? I saw in one posting suggesting I could copy the profile into place, but would need to edit paths. If so, any clues as to which files I would have to edit. Thanks.

Задан JoyceAbbott 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от JoyceAbbott 6 дней назад

A bit more documentation of the "Refersh Firefox" would be nice.

I have a problem with FireFox and it has been suggested I "refresh" it. I have been down this road a long time ago and it was a world of hurt for me. Why? Well: a - it d… (читать ещё)

I have a problem with FireFox and it has been suggested I "refresh" it.

I have been down this road a long time ago and it was a world of hurt for me.

Why?

Well: a - it didn't fix the problem and b - there seems to be little documentation on "how to put things back to the way they were if that doesn't fix the problem".

So I am reluctant to do this as I have a lot of open tabs. From memory it is 47 WINDOWS (sessions?) of FireFox and countless tabs in each of those. I'd say the range is from 1 to...... 40 (at a guess)

Anyway, back to the topic:

I go through the motions. It does/doesn't work.

How do I put things back to normal? (Though yes that means the problem will remain. But if it doesn't work, it would be nice to be at least back to having those tabs I use where they were.)

Задан teeny_weeny 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от teeny_weeny 5 дней назад

My favourite flash game no longer works on latest version of Firefox - but does work on an older version

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work. The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platfor… (читать ещё)

Upon the last update (v.83), my favourite Flash golf game "World Golf Tour" ceased to work.

The makers of the game have already taken steps to move to a different platform on January 1st ... but the existing Flash version still works perfectly ... until YOU came along!

Your so-called "update" made it impossible to even load World Golf Tour's menu screen - I heard the music, but the graphics were frozen.

I'm no Sherlock - but this problem only occurred when Firefox updated.

It took me ages to downgrade back to v.82.3 - but WGT loaded perfectly when I did it.

Proving that it's YOUR fault! So don't give me this "most problems are caused by other peoples' software" stock answer crap.

I WILL upgrade to the latest version of Firefox on January 1st, not one second before.

Is there any way I can turn off the "Download Firefox Update Reminder" until then?

It's really annoying.

Задан paulstubbs251 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от paulstubbs251 5 дней назад

Woolworths log in on Firefox IPad Air

I have a new iPad Air. When I try to log in to Woolworths online using Firefox, my log in username and password details appear in the log in fields because I have saved t… (читать ещё)

I have a new iPad Air. When I try to log in to Woolworths online using Firefox, my log in username and password details appear in the log in fields because I have saved them but text requesting username and password from the website are still there underneath. When I try to log in, the website thinks that I have not put my username and password in. If I delete the last character of both username and password and replace it with the same character, it works and I can log in. I do not have this problem with Firefox on my MacBook Air. How can this be fixed?

Задан gumtree 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от gumtree 3 дня назад

I get "Error 403 - Forbidden You don't have permission to access the requested resource. Please contact the web site owner for further assistance." How can I fix this.?

I get "Error 403 - Forbidden You don't have permission to access the requested resource. Please contact the web site owner for further assistance." How can I fix this.? … (читать ещё)

I get "Error 403 - Forbidden You don't have permission to access the requested resource. Please contact the web site owner for further assistance." How can I fix this.?

Задан Chuck Reynolds 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от Chuck Reynolds 5 дней назад

Video not working in Firefox Android

I'm getting an error in Firefox for most videos on Android. The video will play the first time OK, but when it finishes the video disappears and is replaced by an error t… (читать ещё)

I'm getting an error in Firefox for most videos on Android. The video will play the first time OK, but when it finishes the video disappears and is replaced by an error that the file is corrupt. At this point the video can't play again or play a next video etc and I have to reload the page. I've tried toggling various options for video and media types in about:config and tried disabling all plug-ins. No difference. I'm also getting the same thing on both regular Firefox and Firefox Beta.

Задан theoilman191 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от theoilman191 4 дня назад

Empty dialog for extensions after gfx.webrender.all: true

Nom: Firefox Version: 83.0 Identifiant de compilation: 20201126174332 ID de distribution: archlinux Agent utilisateur: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/2010… (читать ещё)

Nom: Firefox Version: 83.0 Identifiant de compilation: 20201126174332 ID de distribution: archlinux Agent utilisateur: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/83.0 Système d’exploitation: Linux 5.9.10-arch1-1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Sun, 22 Nov 2020 14:16:59 +0000

After enabling gfx.webrender.all (value true in about:config), there is no more tearing in web sites like google street view. But all my extensions, while working, offer an empty dialog pop-uo when I left click on their icon in Firefox main bar. UBlock origin, HTTPS Everywhere, Privacy Badger or Joplin all act with the same behavior. See screenshot. If I disable gfx.webrender.all all my extensions dialogs are back.

I had gfx.webrender.all set to true before version 83.0 of Firefox and my extensions were working fine.

Задан rouelle 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от rouelle 3 дня назад

Setting `delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed`

For our website we de use OAuth2 to login. For this to succeed we need to store some data in de localstorage or sessionstorage. But the data in the storage is cleared whe… (читать ещё)

For our website we de use OAuth2 to login. For this to succeed we need to store some data in de localstorage or sessionstorage. But the data in the storage is cleared when we redirect back from our authenticator. This only happens when `delete cookies and site data when firefox is closed` is checked.

We are not closing Firefox, we are only redirecting the between two different domains. Is this intended?

Задан joepheijnen1994 5 дней назад

Последний ответ от joepheijnen1994 4 дня назад