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Frequent Crashes - Follow-up

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2.… (читать ещё)

I received the following information from one of your team: Frequent Firefox Crashes

cor-el Jul 20, 2020, 5:44:39 PM OK, I found one crash report from Firefox 78.0.2. • Firefox 78.0.2 Crash Report [@ RtlSizeHeap | NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap ] bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 This crash report looks like related to the Windows block list for injected DLLs. Boot the computer in Windows Safe mode with network support to see if that has effect in case security software is causing problems. • https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-start-windows-in-safe-mode/https://www.7tutorials.com/4-ways-boot-safe-mode-windows-10

Since I am totally blind, I cannot run the computer in SAFE MODE because I won't have speech and screen reader to guide me through it. I do not have any sighted help at my beck and call to "mouse" things through for me. Perhaps when this social-distancing stuff relaxes a bit so that I can have someone from the Best Buy Geek Squad come here, that person might be able to go further in troubleshooting the crashes. IN THE MEANTIME, I'll have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX and use another browser. In doing that, I mention again that THE CRASHES DO NOT OCCUR IN GOOGLE CHROME, BUT THEY DO IN FIREFOX! So for now, at least, I have to conclude that there is a Firefox issue which I won't be able to troubleshoot further unless I can get sighted help. Also, I note that running in SAFE MODE is a "testing process" on which I would have to somehow get back to the screen that caused the crashes. Most of the time, these crashes seem to be happening when I am trying to finalize a purchase and pay for an item. For now, at least, I AM STUMPED AND, QUITE RELUCTANTLY, GIVING UP ON FIREFOX FOR NOW, though I remain open to any further suggestions which I could carry out without sighted assistance.

Задан Dave 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от the-edmeister 1 неделю назад

Follow-Up on my Crash Issue with Screen Reader

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project: Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM It sounds like… (читать ещё)

Here is the background information so you know a bit about this ongoing troubleshooting project:

Frequent Crashes - Follow-up Eve Jul 23, 2020, 2:45:58 AM

It sounds like a double-whammy of a Firefox issue and then an additional Windows issue where you can't run accessibility settings in Windows Safe Mode? Looking into the bug that this is potentially attached to I found this information ( https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1652912 ) : Having NS_FaultTolerantHeap::APIHook_RtlFreeHeap in the crashing stack means Fault Tolerant Heap (= FTH) has been enabled for firefox.exe. FTH is automatically activated when Windows OS detects some heap-related issue which it thinks can be mitigated by FTH such as double free. This crash means Firefox crashed due to some heap related issue earlier, which enabled FTH, but probably FTH was not be able to mitigate the heap issue. First of all, can you check FTH is activated for firefox.exe through event viewer? 1. Open Event Viewer from Start menu (or, run eventvwr from command prompt) 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational 3. If FTH is activated for firefox.exe, you'll find Event ID 1003 as the attached screenshot. If FTH is activated, instead of looking into this crash, we need to investigate the original heap issue without FTH. You can disable FTH by stopping Diagnostic Policy Service. Can you do the following steps to send us a crash report without FTH? 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service This may be caused by a third-party application. Given that 99.26% of the crashes of this signature involves AccessibleHandler.dll, do you use a screen reader or some accessibility related application? If it is related to a screen reader, you may have to use Chrome for the time being until you can get more assistance :(

You gave me this instruction: 2. In the left pane of Event Viewer, go to Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational Two issues I had: On a screen reader, I have no idea which is "left column" and "right column" since to a large extent a screen reader is rather "divorced" from the physical layout that sighted people see on the screen (I am totally blind and don't even have a monitor nor mouse running on this machine). Then, I found application and services log... but I did not find anywhere Microsoft > Windows > Fault-Tolerant-Heap > Operational I had Microsoft > and several things with Windows but nothing about fault tolerance. When I went on to your second request: 1. Open Command prompt as Administrator 2. Run "net stop dps" 3. Open Firefox and follow the steps causing the tab crash 4. Send a crash report 5. Go back to the command prompt and run "net start dps" to re-enable the service

When I did step 2 as Administrator as you asked, I got the error message that Windows cannot find "net stop dps . I tried the command both with and without the quotation marks and got the same error message. Please remember that the Windows 10 on my computer is the HOME version, not the Windows PROFESSIONAL VERSION with all the security stuff found on that version and used in office environments. From a practical standpoint, unless you folk have another suggestion, it appears that i will likely have to GIVE UP ON FIREFOX (remembering from your message that most of these particular crashes result from an issue with Firefox working with screen readers) until a time comes when Firefox might be updated to resolve issues between Firefox and screen readers. I believe I will contact Vispero, the publisher of JAWS, to let them know about the problem I am having with all these crashes in the current version of Firefox. Of course, I am open to try any other suggestions to further diagnose the problem, if I can carry them out with speech and NO SIGHTED HELP.

Задан Dave 1 неделю назад

Последний ответ от the-edmeister 1 неделю назад

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Need to make pinned tabs wider FF 63.0.1 on Win10 laptop

I have RA with fine motor control problems. At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to… (читать ещё)

I have RA with fine motor control problems.

At times I have difficulty in getting the cursor on the pinned tabs. I don't have problems seeing so don't need to zoom in to make everything larger, I just need wider pinned tabs.

I use FF 63.0.1 on my Win10 laptop and need to make the pinned tabs wider for ease of use.

I found information about making unpinned tabs wider in about:config but can't find anything for the pinned tabs.

Thank you for your time.

Задан cadwellm 1 год назад

Дан ответ cor-el 1 год назад

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Add more contrast to dark developer theme

I am visually disabled and due to my work I find myself needing to use develolper tools in firefox. Due to my visual disablity I require using a dark theme, which I'm ha… (читать ещё)

I am visually disabled and due to my work I find myself needing to use develolper tools in firefox. Due to my visual disablity I require using a dark theme, which I'm happy firefox has, the problem is that I need more vivid contrast in the dark theme. Is there any way to either tweak the dark theme to make background black and text white as opposed to the more low contrast default dark theme? Is there an extension that can do this if not something that can be done via modifying a stylesheet etc? I'm using latest stable release of firefox on WIndows 10 where I also use a high contrast black theme.

Задан izdewtime71 1 год назад

Последний ответ от izdewtime71 1 год назад

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"Turn On Accessibility Features" doesn't work

The "Turn On Accessibility Features" button on the "Accessibility" tab in the Developer Tools appears to be greyed out and does nothing when you click it. Anyone know how… (читать ещё)

The "Turn On Accessibility Features" button on the "Accessibility" tab in the Developer Tools appears to be greyed out and does nothing when you click it. Anyone know how to turn these on?

Задан shakyjake 1 год назад

Последний ответ от philipp 1 год назад