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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 3 дня назад

Последний ответ от Daniel Ebenezer 5 минут назад

localhost dns

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I … (читать ещё)

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I have modified my local dns (/etc/hosts) file to include my site's url but firefox can't find it. Firefox manages to find the nginx greeting and it finds phpmyadmin which is used to manage my database, but it can't locate the wordpress web pages.

One might think I had a problem with my nginx server blocks, but that's not the case because google chrome finds the web pages with no problem.

FIrefox appears to reach out to the internet dns by default and ignore the localhost dns settings. So how do I change Firefox's default settings so that it can access websites on the same computer like Google Chrome does?

Задан wrknight 8 часов назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 55 минут назад

No casting option on Firefox yet!

Its 2020 man! Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have t… (читать ещё)

Its 2020 man!

Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have that feature. I usually stream a lot of content and this feature, for me, is indispensable.

Furthermore, I am not asking for any workaround or extensions. There should be a native casting feature on Mozilla Firefox too just like other browsers.

Regards, VIVEK

Задан Vivek Rao Anand 1 месяц назад

Последний ответ от Scott 3 часа назад

Unable to get my saves login (Corrupt logins file)

I recently installed my OS and backup the entire profile folder of Firefox. When I put the key4 and logins file in to the fresh install there was only one password in it,… (читать ещё)

I recently installed my OS and backup the entire profile folder of Firefox. When I put the key4 and logins file in to the fresh install there was only one password in it, the remaining passwords were gone. I also noticed that a new file (logins.json.corrupt) is created along with file(logins.json). I tried to paste the files again to fix it but same issue. I think the files are corrupt. Is there any way to fix it?

Задан Muhammad Hamza Umar 10 часов назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 3 часа назад

Sign up for FireFox forum

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum? I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct. I try to set up a new account and the security que… (читать ещё)

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum?

I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct.

I try to set up a new account and the security question "how many letters in Mozilla" doesn't work. The answer is 7, but says it's wrong. WFT?

Help w**********y@gmail.com

Задан fl4321 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 4 часа назад

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on PC firefox bookmarks

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on my PC Firefox bookmarks??? i need a permanent solution ... i did see some archived solution but there 47 comments and they … (читать ещё)

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on my PC Firefox bookmarks??? i need a permanent solution ... i did see some archived solution but there 47 comments and they don't work and they don't say what the answer was, only that it was the solution ... i need an answer for stupid people. i tried going to about:config and selecting false for show mobile bookmarks but it keeps coming back and it wont even let me move it some where else ... do i really need to use a different browser because of this?

Задан rudy3106 7 часов назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 4 часа назад

Keyboard not working in tablet mode

I just installed the latest version of firefox (83.0)(64-bit). now when I use my MS surface in tablet mode, the virtual keyboard pops up for about a second and then disap… (читать ещё)

I just installed the latest version of firefox (83.0)(64-bit). now when I use my MS surface in tablet mode, the virtual keyboard pops up for about a second and then disappears. Chrome and edge works ok. just firefox.

Задан roberta5 11 часов назад

Последний ответ от rtpevehouse98 5 часов назад

I am trying to get Duckduckgo as my default search engine in Firefox.

Hi- I am trying to switch from Google to Duckduckgo as my default firefox serach engine. I successfully downloaded the add on and it is now enabled on firefox in the add… (читать ещё)

Hi- I am trying to switch from Google to Duckduckgo as my default firefox serach engine. I successfully downloaded the add on and it is now enabled on firefox in the add on section. It installed fine. That said, when I click on my magnifying glass in the search bar, it shows only the prior search engines, Norton Safe search, Discover Now, and Google. There is no Duckduckgo option to select and save as the default. What is wrong?

Задан bbvette 6 часов назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 5 часов назад

Lost all windows after my pc randomly restarted!

I think it was update, my pc restarted. But it usually asks weird. I lost all windows and all tabs. Yet in library/history under restore windows, there is nothing! There … (читать ещё)

I think it was update, my pc restarted. But it usually asks weird. I lost all windows and all tabs. Yet in library/history under restore windows, there is nothing! There was some json file, from which you could get tabs. I tried it last time and it didn't work. Also firefox wasn't even running at that time and previously i had all windows and tabs... Are you kidding me???

I lost like hundreds of important tabs.... Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............

Задан tomas707 6 дней назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 6 часов назад

Locked Enterprise roots

I have "the Enterprise Roots preference" problem. I followed the solution and changed the "security.certerrors.mitm.auto_enable_enterprise_roots " toggle without a proble… (читать ещё)

I have "the Enterprise Roots preference" problem. I followed the solution and changed the "security.certerrors.mitm.auto_enable_enterprise_roots " toggle without a problem. However, when it came to the "security.enterprise_roots.enabled" line in config... I show a lock and I am unable to highlight that function. Thanks for the help!!

Задан BuffaloGary 1 день назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 10 часов назад

Facebook marketplace url redirect

fb://marketplace_category/?browse_context=c2c_listings_nearby_feed&header_override=Listings%20Nearby&upsell_type=C2C_LOCATION_DISTANCE_MODULE I'm not sure if this… (читать ещё)

fb://marketplace_category/?browse_context=c2c_listings_nearby_feed&header_override=Listings%20Nearby&upsell_type=C2C_LOCATION_DISTANCE_MODULE

I'm not sure if this is a firefox problem or a Facebook problem, but when I click on certain links in Facebook Market place I get the above message. Other links that go to http://Facebook are fine, but the redirect on things like browse local, or reduced price kicks out this fb:// url. Also it seems like either I'm the only one to use these features or I'm the only one this is happening to because there isn't anything listed about it online.

It works fine on the FB app on my phone, but not on any of my PCs.

Задан thesunscreen 14 часов назад

Последний ответ от jscher2000 10 часов назад

Firefox v83 HTTPS only vs the extention 'HTTPS Everywhere'

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only? Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.anker… (читать ещё)

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only?

Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.ankersmit@upcmail.nl

Задан r.ankersmit5 17 часов назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 10 часов назад

Symbol Translation (', >, < and many others)

Hi, we use the program "articulate storyline 3" to distribute learning lessons on forma.lms after the latest update of mozilla firefox a lot of symbol (how ', <, > … (читать ещё)

Hi, we use the program "articulate storyline 3" to distribute learning lessons on forma.lms

after the latest update of mozilla firefox a lot of symbol (how ', <, > and many others) on the titles have a problem with html5 translation how you can see on attached pictures

this happens only after the last update and only on this browser (chrome, internet explorer and microsoft edge do not give problems)

we love firefox but if the problem it will not be resolved we will be forced to stop using it

thank you for you answer

Задан fpiano 21 час назад

Последний ответ от cor-el 11 часов назад

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

Hi, Firefox will not open on my PC as it thinks that it's already running. First off I tried a refesh but that didn't work as the same issue occured. I have uninstalled i… (читать ещё)

Hi, Firefox will not open on my PC as it thinks that it's already running. First off I tried a refesh but that didn't work as the same issue occured. I have uninstalled it and re-installed again but the same issue happens. A lot of the help pages I have looked at ask you to do things via the Firefox menu but as I can't even open a browser I'm unable to make cahnges.

Задан Ian R Dawes 18 часов назад

Последний ответ от Scribe 15 часов назад