Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (மேலும் படிக்க)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 மணி நேரம் முன்பு

Color theme changed unintentionally

Every time I restart Firefox, the color theme will be changed to Dark mode. Why and how to fix it? Thanks.

Asked by hzfafa 10 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 3 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

This is a continue on previous quesiton 1440060 tread, since reply ends with Error

I've been trying to reply to my previous question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1440060, but my reply ends with an error - c attached. Therefore, I'm sta… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I've been trying to reply to my previous question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1440060, but my reply ends with an error - c attached. Therefore, I'm starting this new thread.

First, thank you for the answers. I have run into an issue and also have a follow-up question.

Follow up question: A while ago, I changed the autoplay settings in about:config, but I noticed they reverted to default. Do these settings reset with major browser updates? Or could it be that the settings' names changed, resulting in the default value being applied? Should I periodically check these values to ensure they haven't changed?

Issue: I updated the settings in about:config as mentioned in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1440060 by cor-el. It appears to have stopped the autoplay of videos. However, after browsing Google News and Yahoo News articles for about 30 minutes, my browser crashes. This happens under the same usage pattern as before. The browser becomes unresponsive, and if I click on anything, I see the rainbow Apple spinning wheel. Eventually, I have to force quit the browser. See attached.

Thank you!

Asked by Terra Civis 6 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

MacOS Firefox crashes when view youtube video in fullscreen

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted." Some information about my system: Fire… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted."

Some information about my system:

  • Firefox version: 122.0.1 (64-Bit)
  • Macbook Pro M2
  • MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1

If there is a way to get more information that you would require (like logs) please describe how I access them, so I can share them.

Asked by a Little Otaku 7 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Private Window visibility

under the Window tab in Firefox a tab from a Private Browsing window is visible ... is it possible to prevent this happening?

Asked by chrisday28 8 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by TyDraniu 8 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Content Filters

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have a content filter to filter out inappropriate material. Included in the filter are filters for adult content on wikipedia, youtube,and google podcasts. however, all those sites are fully allowed on Firefox, as opposed to on Safari and google chrome where the filter is working properly

Asked by reuvenmelka 23 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 22 மணி நேரத்திற்கு முன்பு

Posting comments

Firefox will not allow my to post comments on Yahoo. I have no issues with Chrome or Safari. I get the following error message: Your comment failed to publish. Retry … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Firefox will not allow my to post comments on Yahoo. I have no issues with Chrome or Safari. I get the following error message: Your comment failed to publish. Retry

Asked by V G 1 நாள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 நாள் முன்பு

YouTube 4k Playback stuttering and freezing

Hello, I use Firefox stable on both my Mac and my Win 11 PC. On the mac i use the developer edition. The issue I have started about 2-3 weeks ago. Most of the time, play… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello,

I use Firefox stable on both my Mac and my Win 11 PC. On the mac i use the developer edition. The issue I have started about 2-3 weeks ago. Most of the time, playing youtube 4k videos just either freezes and doesn't buffer, or just skips and reloads. It is not a network issue. I've tried playing back the same video with ARC on OSX (which is based on chromium) and with Chome on windows. It works flawlessly so it's not a network issue. I've tried disabling adblocker, all the extensions, nothing. It's either Youtube messing with non google products again or a problem with Firefox itself. I even have Youtube premium and this stuff still happens without adblockers.

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Fally 1 நாள் முன்பு

Transferring Firefox bookmarks from a dead Mac's hard drive

Hi. I'm trying to transfer Firefox bookmarks from a hard drive pulled from a now dead iMac (was IOS 10.13.4 + Firefox 116.6.0) to a MacBookPro laptop running BigSur (11.6… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi. I'm trying to transfer Firefox bookmarks from a hard drive pulled from a now dead iMac (was IOS 10.13.4 + Firefox 116.6.0) to a MacBookPro laptop running BigSur (11.6.8) and Firefox 122.0.1. I have the iMac HDD plugged into a hot swap docking station. A search for places.sqlite on the old HD turns up nothing.

I have found answers for drilling down into Windows to find the appropriate files to transfer, but not for Mac. I didn't know Firefox Sync existed until now, and I don't know where to look for a profile on the hard drive. Suggestions?

Edit:

Ok, this is going to be a bigger problem that I thought. The laptop is my wife's old university-owned mac, and there's a whole "admin" layer of hidden and mixed-up folders. I need to go see the admins for help.

Thanks a lot anyway, though. I did learn a lot in the process :)

Asked by MichaelP 1 நாள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 1 நாள் முன்பு

window.gigya is undefined

I used to access RAI (Italian TV) no problem until I upgraded my op system to Ventura 13.6.4 two days ago. Now when I try to log in to RAI from Firefox (latest version) I… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I used to access RAI (Italian TV) no problem until I upgraded my op system to Ventura 13.6.4 two days ago. Now when I try to log in to RAI from Firefox (latest version) I get the following message from the RAI system "window.gigya is undefined" . Even though my credentials are correct, the RAI platform does not allow me to log in to my account. This is a Firefox issue and not a RAI issue. I know this because I can access my RAI account and see TV content no problem via SAFARI. Perhaps there is a setting in Firefox I need to change. At the moment I am using Firefox with the standard settings (no changes to settings since I reinstalled Firefox in my machine today)

Asked by xabier1 4 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 நாள் முன்பு

Lost Firefox info after upgrading O/S on MacBook. & Can't find Moxilla account password

Upgraded my Monterey O/s on Macbook. Lost all my history and passwords. Cannot find original password for account or retrieve my previous Firefox settings. help

Asked by BM Shaughnessy 4 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 நாள் முன்பு

Redirecting problem

I have Ooma as my phone provider. I can't get into Ooma's login site because I get this message at every try: "The page isn't redirecting properly" I occasionally get … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I have Ooma as my phone provider. I can't get into Ooma's login site because I get this message at every try:

"The page isn't redirecting properly"

I occasionally get this message when opening Firefox, but a retry always works. Not when trying to get into my Ooma account. And yet it works without any problem on Safari. I would prefer to use Firefox.

Asked by mksfca 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

All logins fail to load from logins.json, with error NS_ERROR_FAILURE

Hi, My saved passwords are not showing up. I followed the advice on this post, by setting signon.debug and doing about:logins. Here are the errors shown in the console:… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi,

My saved passwords are not showing up. I followed the advice on this post, by setting signon.debug and doing about:logins. Here are the errors shown in the console:

LoginManager: Getting a list of all logins asynchronously. LoginManager.sys.mjs:395:14 Login storage: Returning 502 logins for specified origin with options [object Object] storage-json.sys.mjs:704:10 Login crypto: Failed to decrypt cipher text of length 92 with error NS_ERROR_FAILURE. crypto-SDR.sys.mjs:179:12

   ->
   decrypt resource://gre/modules/crypto-SDR.sys.mjs:197
   decryptLogins resource://gre/modules/storage-json.sys.mjs:966
   map self-hosted:221
   #decryptLogins resource://gre/modules/storage-json.sys.mjs:948
   InterpretGeneratorResume self-hosted:1465
   AsyncFunctionNext self-hosted:852

Then that last mesage is repeated another 501 times.

Any idea what is wrong. I have only one profile the default one. Firefox is up to date at 122.0.1 on iMac 12.7.3

Thank you David

Asked by dch888 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by cor-el 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Firefox window won't show up.

Hello, my mac ran out of battery. When I restared it, the firefox page restarted, but I can't see it. When I click on it in the app scrolling menu, nothing turns up. It's… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello, my mac ran out of battery. When I restared it, the firefox page restarted, but I can't see it. When I click on it in the app scrolling menu, nothing turns up. It's like it is there, but as a ghost, invisible. When I close down firefox, and restart, it's still exactly the same. I had hundreds of tabs open there, and I don't want to loose that session. When I open a new window, it works, but I can't make the prevous one appear. What is going on, what to do? I'm quite desperate about it, already spent hours looking for solutions.

Asked by cicerobuck 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Containers, setting preferences

Currently, there appears to be only one option to tell Firefox to open a given site in a specific container; that is, from the URL bar, to the right. Would it make sense… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Currently, there appears to be only one option to tell Firefox to open a given site in a specific container; that is, from the URL bar, to the right.

Would it make sense to have this configuration option presented in "edit bookmark" and/or in a right-click pulldown menu "Always open in this container"?

Asked by forrie1 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

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crashing

saved tabs open without problem. new google search tabs crash immediately after showing results

Asked by song2 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Add links to start page

How do I add a link to the start page that shows when you open a new tab? I've read support docs and I don't have a "pin icon" on my toolbar... I'm on MacOS (M1) and la… (மேலும் படிக்க)

How do I add a link to the start page that shows when you open a new tab? I've read support docs and I don't have a "pin icon" on my toolbar... I'm on MacOS (M1) and latest (Feb '24) FireFox...... how can it be so non-intuitive? I can't find an option anywhere...

Asked by chris.douglass 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 நாட்கள் முன்பு