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Broken characters in display on Firefox and downloading bookmarks

All the letters in my display are incomplete - like fractured or chopped up - missing parts of the typeface, regardless of font. I copied my bookmarks to a file, uninsta… (funda kabanzi)

All the letters in my display are incomplete - like fractured or chopped up - missing parts of the typeface, regardless of font. I copied my bookmarks to a file, uninstalled and reinstalled a new copy of Firefox but it didn't help. I had to use Internet Explorer to get to the Mozilla file. It was choppy too. My Windows 10 wanted me to use Microsoft Edge & I noticed the fonts were not broken up in Edge. Is Microsoft trying to steer me to using their browser & causing a defective display in other browsers? How do I copy my old bookmarks from the file to the newly installed Firefox. I looked in the Help section & Google and do not have the option it tells me to go to in the Library on my new version.

Asked by duffyhurwin 1 umzuzu odlule

Recently, emails from Nextdoor dot come stopped arriving at my Hotmail account. At about the same time, a Google Group was trying to send me an invitation. The moderators received an error message saying a setting was blocking it each time they tried.

It seems as though there are hundreds of webpages of settings between the three sites (Hotmail, Google Groups, Firefox). I've checked everywhere I can find, but if there… (funda kabanzi)

It seems as though there are hundreds of webpages of settings between the three sites (Hotmail, Google Groups, Firefox). I've checked everywhere I can find, but if there is a particular page or setting to fix this, I cannot find it or recognize it.

Hotmail wants to examine my email settings, but I am uncomfortable allowing anyone access, and I don't think the problem is there. Google Groups tried its best but had only the one suggestion that did not help. I'm left with Firefox. I have changed some settings over time, but I don't remember them all, and nothing stands out when I look for a solution.

My Firefox browser is the most recent version, 84.0.2.

Any help you can suggest will be sincerely appreciated. Diana Penhaven

Asked by dcpenhaven 46 imizuzu edlule

Firefox thinks I live in Alabama

Why does Firefox think I live in Alabama? Microsoft Edge on the same computer knows I live in Florida. How do I fix it so Firefox recognizes my location? Thanks, DT … (funda kabanzi)

Why does Firefox think I live in Alabama? Microsoft Edge on the same computer knows I live in Florida. How do I fix it so Firefox recognizes my location?

Thanks, DT

Asked by benetodog 1 ihora elidlule

Can NOT Login - ( "Password etc. not accepted "...)

So... is someone at Foxfire actually working on fixing the " LOGIN " problem ??? I am not a Computer Person... I don't know how to do the SSL etc. things. It is flusteri… (funda kabanzi)

So... is someone at Foxfire actually working on fixing the " LOGIN " problem ??? I am not a Computer Person... I don't know how to do the SSL etc. things. It is flustering that you can't get a person at Foxfire... Thank you.

Asked by stevewehunt 5 amahora adlule

on screen keyboard (osk) not working in full screen

the on screen keyboard (osk) not working anymore when in full screen. it opens up but immediately closes down. it is working fine when the firefox window is not maximized… (funda kabanzi)

the on screen keyboard (osk) not working anymore when in full screen. it opens up but immediately closes down. it is working fine when the firefox window is not maximized - in both: tablet mode on and tablet mode off. i have already tried this with no succes:

  • restart with disabled addons
  • cleanup
  • new install (nightly)
  • switching osk settings in about:config

i am on windows 10 with dell 5290 2-in-1 incl. travel keyboard. does anyone else have this problem? is this a known bug? any help/information is appreciated!

thanks!

Asked by Turbomate 6 amahora adlule

Last reply by Turbomate 6 amahora adlule

Firefox asking to create profile

Started my computer and tried to open Firefox. Box pops up asking to choose a profile. There were nopne listed and is requiring me to create new. Whats going on here? Am … (funda kabanzi)

Started my computer and tried to open Firefox. Box pops up asking to choose a profile. There were nopne listed and is requiring me to create new. Whats going on here? Am I gonna lose all my info and bookmarks if I do this?

Asked by Rowdee 8 amahora adlule

Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (funda kabanzi)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

***

Asked by SeanPM 18 amahora adlule

When saving an edited PDF form the text is rendered exceedingly large

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully v… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings, I am trying to fill out a PDF form using Firefox's built in PDF viewer and form editor. I'm running Linux (Ubuntu) with Firefox 84. I am able to successfully view and "Open" the PDF within the browser, and even edit the text properly. However, upon saving or printing, the text gets rendered with a massive font size nullifying the ability to edit in browser. I've been trying to find some online resources without success, and can't seem to find others reporting a similar case.

I've disabled all extensions and restarted Firefox, but did not notice any change in behavior. Any tips for debugging? Attached are two pics of the PDF form while editing, and then the rendered PDF after saving.

Asked by dailyherold 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by dailyherold 22 amahora adlule

webpages scrolling by themselves

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Wind… (funda kabanzi)

Recently pages have been scrolling up and down by themselves. Sometimes it happens when I attempt to click on a link, but not always, and on various websites. I have Windows 10, so it might be from a recent update. It just happened on this site. It's very annoying. Any thoughts or insights?

Asked by pmfsox 22 amahora adlule

Firefox 52 & Big Sur

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon … (funda kabanzi)

I have to continue to use Firefox 52.0.2 (FF52)because of a discontinued form filler plug-in (Autofill Forms). FF 52 has been working fine until I moved to Big Sur. Upon launching FF52 under Big Sur, the sidebar and some toobar icon drop-menu's text has disappeared. If I boot back into Catalina, this missing text is visible (Please see attached screenshots). I was hoping someone could tell me how to make this text visible again under Big Sur. Thanks in advance for assistance.

Asked by Ken 1 usuku oludlule

Are some questions deleted?

About a week ago I posted a question that has to do with cookies being deleted when I close Firefox. There was no link to any website in it. The question is not there. Do… (funda kabanzi)

About a week ago I posted a question that has to do with cookies being deleted when I close Firefox. There was no link to any website in it. The question is not there. Do moderators "hold" or delete questions for any reason? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by Sue 1 usuku oludlule

Facebook Container

how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop d… (funda kabanzi)

how do I delete a Facebook screen name from container on Firefox. we had company and they logged into their Facebook, now I want to delete their Facebook name from drop down list, there should have been a "right click delete option to that list, now when I go to click on the Facebook Icon on the Firefox screen my visiting friends from out of state is there and it is unnecessary , as we gathered for a funeral and they shall not be returning for over a year. If there is no way to clear there Facebook screen name, please instruct me as to how I can delete face book from Firefox and I shall delete Facebook from Fire fox altogether and log in on my cell phone. Thank you for you time.

Asked by novwind2 1 usuku oludlule

Faulty operation of the elimination button

Mail of the next line sometimes disappears , when I push the Elimination button on the mail line chosen, by one-clicking of the mouse disappears next line too at the mom… (funda kabanzi)

Mail of the next line sometimes disappears , when I push the Elimination button on the mail line chosen, by one-clicking of the mouse disappears next line too at the moment.

It sometimes disappears in the same way though a mouse was exchanged for the new article.

Asked by av-japan.otani 1 usuku oludlule

confirmation e-mail for firefox monitor get bounced by the e-mail service provider

Hello, I have some trouble adding an e-mail address to the monitor service. It seems that the e-mail bounce back. My e-mail provider is asking me if I can provided them… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I have some trouble adding an e-mail address to the monitor service. It seems that the e-mail bounce back. My e-mail provider is asking me if I can provided them with the e-mail sent by firefox, and the received answer, so they could check what is causing it. How could I get those information? Thank you in advance. Best regards, Cyril

Asked by SairRheul 1 usuku oludlule

making firefox logo with search engine my home page

Believe me I've been trying so many things. Use to, I would just open firefox and get just the logo(like googles) would open, now, for some reason It won't appear and I… (funda kabanzi)

Believe me I've been trying so many things. Use to, I would just open firefox and get just the logo(like googles) would open, now, for some reason It won't appear and I've been using the "go daddy one in my tool bar? any suggestions? Thanks so much

Asked by farah james 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Viewing special prices on manufacturer's website.

Hard to explain why I am asking here, but here goes: I am a reseller and use different sources. One of our vendor's websites is showing me retail pricing after I login. … (funda kabanzi)

Hard to explain why I am asking here, but here goes:

I am a reseller and use different sources. One of our vendor's websites is showing me retail pricing after I login. Our special prices used to (and are supposed) be visible. If you don't log in, no prices are visible. My sales rep asked IT, who said to clear cache and cookies. And again today, he said it is on my end, not theirs.

Of course, that doesn't solve the problem. Do not even know where to begin.

Win10 Firefox 84.0.2 ABP

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by CiaoBella1 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Weird Symbols/Glyphs

I've been having trouble for a couple of months with Firefox. It's on both my desktop and my laptop with both Firefox and Firefox Developer. It seems to happen at random,… (funda kabanzi)

I've been having trouble for a couple of months with Firefox. It's on both my desktop and my laptop with both Firefox and Firefox Developer. It seems to happen at random, but instead of being able to see words, all I can see is symbols like these (attached). If I copy/paste it into a word doc or a text file, I can read it just fine. It's only in the browser that I experience these issues.

Has anyone else had these issues? Is there an easy fix that I'm just not seeing?

Thanks for your help in advance!

Asked by kate30 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox icon missing in start menu

Hello, I am just disappointed. My Firefox icon is missing from the Start menu and therefore from the taskbar when launching. I tried to clear the icon cache (by deleting … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I am just disappointed. My Firefox icon is missing from the Start menu and therefore from the taskbar when launching.

I tried to clear the icon cache (by deleting iconcache* in "C:\Users\XXX\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer"), Reinstall firefox, delete %APPDATA% and %LOCALAPPDATA% firefox folders, but nothing changes.

Any clue? I don't have any idea.

PS: It's only for my profile. I just don't want to delprof, I have tons of apps with settings, etc

scuz my english.

Asked by Michaël B 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule