When I'm viewing content-rich sites for longer than a few minutes, Firefox acts like I've overloaded it. First, Firefox freezes or becomes extremely laggy. Then, the web …
When I'm viewing content-rich sites for longer than a few minutes, Firefox acts like I've overloaded it. First, Firefox freezes or becomes extremely laggy. Then, the web page (either completely or partially) goes black. Scrolling becomes very difficult. When scrolling, content is only partially visible and the unvisible parts are black. Fonts turn jagged. Why does this happen?
This has been going on for years and I've just been dealing with it but now I really want to know if there's something I can do about it. Pages load piece by piece. What …
This has been going on for years and I've just been dealing with it but now I really want to know if there's something I can do about it. Pages load piece by piece. What do I mean by that? Well, a web page will first load the frames and then fill in the images next and then other content last, while resizing the frames several times to accommodate the newly-loading images and other content. Why does this happen? Why doesn't the page load the frames, images, and other content simultaneously so that it doesn't have to resize itself many times?
I just bought a new computer but am still also using the old one. FireFox isn't working right on the new computer and I have no idea why. On the new computer, images fail…
I just bought a new computer but am still also using the old one. FireFox isn't working right on the new computer and I have no idea why. On the new computer, images fail to load in certain cases and text doesn't display correctly in certain cases, and my eyes hurt and I feel dizzy in all cases. I have tried troubleshooting in many ways including by starting firefox in safe mode, and I still had the same problems!
On my old computer, I have none of these problems. So here's the stats on my rigs:
Old computer: Firefox v 46.0.1 Windows 7 Home 32bit NVidia GeForce 210 (hardware acceleration turned on)
New computer: Firefox v 46.0.1 Windows 7 Pro 64bit NVidia GeForce 730 (problems are present whether hardware acceleration is turned off or on) ClearType On (problems become worse with ClearType Off)
The first two images I've attached to this post show how things look on my old rig, and the last two images show how things look on my new rig. I have no idea why this is happening and have tried seemingly everything and I'm at the end of my rope. I am open to suggestions.
I should also mention that the problems are not present when I use other browsers. In internet explorer, the login box example that I've attached is missing the area beneath the green login button altogether--again I have no idea why--but it's not chopped off and it looks proper and clean. And the captchya works fine as well.
FYI: I'm making this post on my new computer.
I'm having a problem which recurs intermittently but I've never been able to figure out the cause. In the 'Error Console' I get a continuous message: "TypeError:the_windo…
I'm having a problem which recurs intermittently but I've never been able to figure out the cause. In the 'Error Console' I get a continuous message: "TypeError:the_window is undefined" Under it in blue is "about:blank line 4 > eval". Clearing the console works but the message then continues to repeat. The text after 'TypeError:' is sometimes different, but usually something to do with 'window'. ('Error Console', althoygh long deprecated is provided coutesy of Dave Pederick's 'Web Developer Add-on).
Having an error message continuously repeat makes the Error Console unusable because if there are other errors they get lost in the contiuous stream.
I have tried starting in Safe Mode. Using 'Ctrl Shift+J' brings up the Browser Console and I can see the same error repeating many times. I'm running Fx 46.0.1. The problem is not occuring in Fx Developer Version 48.0a2 so I suspect it may be a problem with the current build of Firefox?
Why when Firefox is slow are users blamed and told to do fixes that have not worked for any of the users having the same problem?
Firefox is slow loading web pages and even responding to clicks like the support search on this page. Looking over the recent similar questions, users are asked to do th…
Firefox is slow loading web pages and even responding to clicks like the support search on this page. Looking over the recent similar questions, users are asked to do the same "script" of do this do that... safe mode, check all your add on's, reset firefox and lose all your stuff... Same steps. I checked several of the threads and found the same thing. The problem still existed after the user did all of this and wasted hours. Most gave up.
Firefox has an issue. Yes I did all the crap 4 weeks ago then magically, a fix was issued, imagine that! When will the current issue be fixed by an update? No other browser is acting as Firefox is so I know it is not anything on my side. It is a shame when you see a great company slide into Lycos mode... Seems either someone has figured how to mess up firefox or firefox has stopped working on their basic software.
Rumors have it a new product based on the Google platform is on the way. Is that the issue? is it not wanting to fix a product that is no longer relevant? Please don't respond with restart, or start in safe mode. That is an insult just like the old IT dept... turn it off for 10 seconds. If there is no fix please communicate when one is expected. Yes, I have defragged and have run to check for malware... found nothing... Is it a java issue again? If so why firefox only? I don't want to change from Firefox. I loved the open source and cutting edge attitude and addon's. Chrome has all the majors... IE too. It is a sad day when IE makes anyone look good. They are twice as reliable as firefox and have been for months.
I have long used the Adobe Reader plug-in to view pdf files within Firefox on my Windows desktop at work. While I can still read those files using the external Adobe rea…
I have long used the Adobe Reader plug-in to view pdf files within Firefox on my Windows desktop at work. While I can still read those files using the external Adobe reader, the internal option has stopped working: if I request a file (after clicking on "allow"), Firefox entirely hangs for several minutes, and finally displays a blank page. The same occurs for (Shockwave) Flash, for which I do NOT have the external recourse. Both Firefox (46.0.1) and the Adobe Reader plugin (15.16.20039.54196) are up to date. On my laptop (same system, Windows Enterprise 7) and same Firefox and plugin versions, everything still works fine. Is there some other Firefox option which I perhaps need to look at? Apart from that, two differences between the laptop and work machines may be relevant: laptop is 64-bit, work is 32-bit, and centrally-maintained work computer may have tighter security. Any ideas as to what the problem could be? Thanks.
OK - I have searched and Googled. This happens with FF 46 32 bit, 64 bit, portable, on Win 7 32 bit, 64 bit and windows 10. It happen in safe mode. It has all plugins up…
OK - I have searched and Googled.
This happens with FF 46 32 bit, 64 bit, portable, on Win 7 32 bit, 64 bit and windows 10. It happen in safe mode. It has all plugins up to date. I t has remove all but needed and non removable add ins - such as Flash, Acrobat Reader, etc. It happens on computers with plenty of RAM (16 GB). Oddly enough, it happens worse with safe mode and plugin container is run-a-way. With normal mode, it appears that plugin container is under control and Firefox itself runs amuck.
So - totally repeatable. Page down in Firefox with one or 50 tabs open - no matter. It will crash. Goes black, or stops responding. Until Firefox closes. NEVER happens with Edge for example.
I have to think it is a Firefox memory leak, but even using Firemin does not help much if at all.
What can be done? I have done my homework!
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: plugin-container.exe Application Version: 22.214.171.12466 Application Timestamp: 572818c9 Fault Module Name: mozglue.dll Fault Module Version: 126.96.36.19966 Fault Module Timestamp: 572808c3 Exception Code: 80000003 Exception Offset: 0000efdc OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 0a9e Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789 Additional Information 3: 0a9e Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
More info, of course. End of my rope on this one....
I'm not sure why, but several users in my company had Firefox blow up first thing in the morning. I suspect an issue with the Firefox App Data profile, but it is uncertai…
I'm not sure why, but several users in my company had Firefox blow up first thing in the morning. I suspect an issue with the Firefox App Data profile, but it is uncertain if anything was wrong with the profile itself, something that saved in the profile after the fact, or something in tandem caused Firefox to crash.
We operate only in a Windows environment. Our version we current deploy via GPO is 40.0. We only update Firefox if our software development team recommends an upgrade to address compatibility issues with our internal websites, and we have used this version since October 2015. We duplicate the App Data profile into the hidden Default User directory so the profile clone is mapped to anyone logging into the computer for the first time. We've essentially been using the same profile since version 28.0, and only making minor updates in the configuration settings without any refreshing form Firefox.
When the crashing began, our users either stated Firefox would either continuously load or have the plugin container report a problem and crash. Restarting computers, testing Firefox in Safe Mode, choosing the Firefox Refresh option, and clearing Internet cache didn't help, but testing Firefox as an admin account worked without any issues. I did notice most users showed an available update for software, such as Adobe Reader or Java, but there were a few that didn't have anything pending. If I uninstalled the pending software for those that had it, Firefox would work until I reinstalled the same software. Reinstalling Firefox didn't work either. If I either have Firefox rebuild the profile or I revert to our default clone profile, the issue goes away.
Everything had been working just fine for users last week, and we did not push any software or updates to computers over the weekend. My guess: something had been cached in the profile folder that expired after 'x' amount of time and caused problems across the board. Am I on the right track? Is there something else we should be or not be doing in this scenario to avoid this sort of problem? This is the first major issue where I had to access each computer and resolve the issue on a per user basis.
I can provide any other information that might be helpful. I have backups of the problematic profiles if reviewing those would be helpful, but my attempts to recreate the scenario with those same profiles have so far been uneventful. Also any other advice for managing and deploying Firefox in a corporate environment would be helpful. Our setup had been working great up until today. Thanks in advance for your help.
Hi. When i try to play videos on Youtube or Vimeo, they won't play if they are 2K (1440p) or 4K (2160p), AND the codec used is AVC/MP4. The video will play fine on resolu…
When i try to play videos on Youtube or Vimeo, they won't play if they are 2K (1440p) or 4K (2160p), AND the codec used is AVC/MP4.
The video will play fine on resolutions up to and including 1080p. Selecting a higher resolution, or viewing fullscreen and having it auto-select 2K or 4K, and the video immediately stops playing and never resumes. Selecting 1080p again will continue the video playback.
If the codec is WebM/VP9 however, it plays just fine even at 2K or 4K. For Youtube I can see this is the case by checking the 'stats for nerds' info. For Vimeo this is a guess* but it shows the problem is broader than just Youtube.
For instance, this video won't play at the 2K-setting: https://vimeo.com/163590531
https://www.youtube.com/html5 shows me 7 blue boxes with checkmarks. So everything is supported.
These settings are all enabled in config:
.*Disabling mediasource.mp4 removes resolutions above 1080p from the available options. Disabling hardware acceleration in the browser does not fix the problem. I'm using the latest Firefox, and recent Nvidia drivers. 150 Mbit connection.
I would like to be able to view the 2K and 4K AVC/MP4 videos. Especially on Youtube where new videos appear in this format. If the video becomes popular Youtube will replace it with a WebM/VP9 version, but this can take days, if it happens at all. Meanwhile I'm stuck at 1080p, and having to manually downgrade the setting before I can watch, because Youtube auto-selects 1440p for my machine (2560 x 1600 display). And I want to watch it at 1440p.
What can I do to remedy this that I haven't tried already?
Edit 1: Just tried watching the vimeo video linked above in a VM with Windows 10 and Edge, and it plays just fine at 2K there. I also tried a Windows 7 VM with Firefox, and it won't play at 2K. And I tried a Windows XP VM with an old IE, and even that plays at 2K.
This strengthens my belief it is somehow a Firefox issue.
Edit 2: OK. Now I'm confused. I tried Win 10 + Firefox = works. Win 10 + Chrome = works. Win 7 + Chrome = works. Win 7 + Firefox = doesn't work! Win 7 + Firefox and all add-ons disabled = also doesn't work. All this in VM.
So Win 10 + Firefox in VM works at 2K. Other browsers in Win 10, and Win 7 work at 2K. But Win 7 + Firefox doesn't work at 2K in VM and on my host machine. The VM probably excludes my graphics drivers as the cause.
Is the problem a combination of Windows 7 + Firefox??
This only happens when playing Zynga Poker on Facebook. Firefox is the browser. I downloaded a fix that went into add-ons. It is supposed to allow you to watch video wit…
This only happens when playing Zynga Poker on Facebook. Firefox is the browser.
I downloaded a fix that went into add-ons. It is supposed to allow you to watch video without flash - don't know if it helps in this situation. In any event Shockwave crashes repeatedly when playing. Don't recall the problem in IE. Any suggestions?
I'm not a complete dummy - but I'm no computer whiz, either. 'Simple to do' solutions are probably all I can handle unless the instructions are pretty 'step by step'. Thanks, Zeke
Firefox crashes multiple times every day. Why? I am using Windows 7. Please reply: firstname.lastname@example.org
It simply stops working. Using Windows 7. This is a recent problem, probably in the last 3-4 weeks, but it's getting more frequent. There is no error message other than …
It simply stops working. Using Windows 7. This is a recent problem, probably in the last 3-4 weeks, but it's getting more frequent. There is no error message other than that Firefox and stopped working. Please advise. This is very frustrating.
When I use the back button to return to Google after clicking on a search result, the page of results is blank. How can I fix this?
I'm using Firefox on a Windows platform at work. When I try to return to the search results, only the blank Google search box appears. This doesn't happen when I use Fire…
I'm using Firefox on a Windows platform at work. When I try to return to the search results, only the blank Google search box appears. This doesn't happen when I use Firefox on my MacBook .
I've had the problem for at least six months. I'm getting tired of re-entering searches. When I think of it, I use the search box in the ribbon along the top of the browser--then I don't lose the search results. But I'd like to be able to use the box on the Google home page without losing search results.
Thanks for your help.
Flash Player is enabled and updated but quite regularly I keep getting messages saying it has crashed. I have refreshed Firefox and this has not helped. On one particul…
Flash Player is enabled and updated but quite regularly I keep getting messages saying it has crashed. I have refreshed Firefox and this has not helped. On one particular website (not Youtube) I find the videos move frame by frame; when I queried this with their technical team they said that it sounded like a Flash Player problem. I have tried the same videos in Internet Explorer and they are fine so it seems like a Firefox issue.
I have looked at numerous threads but cannot seem to find an answer and wonder if anyone can suggest a solution.
I am not techie!
Yesterday something weird happened to my Firefox session. The tabs at the top of the window became too light to read, but only when the window is on the second screen of …
Yesterday something weird happened to my Firefox session. The tabs at the top of the window became too light to read, but only when the window is on the second screen of the PC. Originally this was happening in all but one of my Firefox windows, I closed all the bad ones then closed the one remaining working window and restarted Firefox but now that window does it too. This problems is occurring on a Windows (7) box so I tried rebooting, that hasn't fixed the issue. I found that if I go into the customize screen that whole screen has the same problem. However if close all but 1 of the tabs, then open a new tab, close the last old tab and then I move one of the windows with the problem onto the first screen of the PC and open the options screen then move it back to screen 2 the problem goes away in that window. Well unless I open the customise screen in Firefox while the window is on the PC's 2nd screen again, when it all comes back. This is really weird. Help please before I throw this PC out the window :-)