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Firefox opening multiple windows and instances upon startup, taking all resources

Upon startup, firefox opens multiple windows and instances, essentially utilizing all of the resources, and freezes up the computer and keeps me from accessing any other … (funda kabanzi)

Upon startup, firefox opens multiple windows and instances, essentially utilizing all of the resources, and freezes up the computer and keeps me from accessing any other functions. An error box(es) pops up stating that Firefox is already running but not responding, and as quick as I can hit the "close Firefox" button (when it lets the mouse work), more just pop up behind it. I keep clicking (when resources let me) and they just keep multiplying, until eventually everything just freezes up and the only thing left to do is a hard power down using the power button.

For reference, this is an older laptop (HP dv6-6135dx running Windows 10 Home) that is seldom used. It had been sitting for several months, and when I first turned it on it was fine. There were several windows updates downloading, and I had opened Firefox, which gave me a pop up that said something to the effect of "it looks like you haven't used firefox in a while, would you like to refresh" or something like that, so I selected yes to refresh. Firefox shut down briefly and then came back up and seemed to be working fine. The problem occurred when I restarted the computer to complete some of the installs. As soon as it came back up, Firefox went on the warpath, behaving as described above, and completely taking over the computer rendering it unusable. I have shut down and restarted several times using the power button, but each time it goes back to the same behavior.

So, my ultimate question is: Since I can't access anything on the computer due to this problem, is there any way to boot up around this issue and perhaps remove/disable Firefox? Again, just to be clear, once the computer has booted up I can do absolutely nothing as all of the resources are sucked up by Firefox and I can not get anything else to open. Occasionally it will allow me to move the mouse slightly, but only for a split second or so.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by stevesarno 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Youtube thumbnails suddenly look pixelated

The thumbnails on the home page look just fine, but the smaller ones of suggested videos when I watch something suddenly look so blurry and pixelated. I tried turning off… (funda kabanzi)

The thumbnails on the home page look just fine, but the smaller ones of suggested videos when I watch something suddenly look so blurry and pixelated. I tried turning off my one extension Ublock Origin, clearing the cache and restarting the browser but had no luck. Somehow the thumbnails look fine when I watch the same video in a private window.

Asked by pngaming3010 1 unyaka odlule

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saving bookmarks

I would like to save my bookmarks to a folder and transfer it to a flash drive so that when my computer crashes {which it eventually will because all I could afford was a… (funda kabanzi)

I would like to save my bookmarks to a folder and transfer it to a flash drive so that when my computer crashes {which it eventually will because all I could afford was a cheap piece of crap and I had to reset the thing once already}, I can just retrieve the folder from the flash drive and put them in Firefox when I download a new copy on the computer after reset.

Asked by rrh149 1 unyaka odlule

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Right click in search (Google) no longer functions properly.

Greetings, I've noticed that since the recent update to 85.0.2, right clicking in the search bar to paste information on Google no longer functions properly. If I've just… (funda kabanzi)

Greetings,

I've noticed that since the recent update to 85.0.2, right clicking in the search bar to paste information on Google no longer functions properly.

If I've just opened the browser, and not done a thing with it, it will work. If I've visited any sites at all, and used the 'home' button to get back to Google, or opened a new tab to do so, right clicking the search field does not open the contextual menu as it should.

Other search engines work fine, and oddly enough, if I type something random into the main Google search page, the search field on the results page (at the top of the page) works as it should. The only issue appears to be with the 'main' search field on any but the initial opening of the browser home page.

I'm not sure of the cause, beyond noting that it began right after I updated to 85.0.2.

Asked by valethar55 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 unyaka odlule

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Page zoom settings not saved.

Each time I start FF 85.0.2 I must reset each web page custom zoom setting as they are not saved from the previous session. I have carried out a refresh to no avail. I ha… (funda kabanzi)

Each time I start FF 85.0.2 I must reset each web page custom zoom setting as they are not saved from the previous session. I have carried out a refresh to no avail. I have reinstalled FF without any improvement and History is set to 'remember'. I set some zoom levels whilst in safe mode and restarted but no better. What can I do to fix this problem?

Asked by rafikiphoto 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by rafikiphoto 1 unyaka odlule

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log in cumbersome compared to safari on mac

After dragging firefox icon to dock on mac, unlike safari, it asks for user id and password each time I want to use it, sending notification by e-mail about the log in. … (funda kabanzi)

After dragging firefox icon to dock on mac, unlike safari, it asks for user id and password each time I want to use it, sending notification by e-mail about the log in. Is this necessary as safari doesn't need this, and if so, is it easier just to use safari as default browser instead of firefox? Or can this be changed in settings without harming my security, as I'm using it on my mac from home. Some things work better with Firefox, but it I have to login and enter a password each time to use it, then it makes it cumbersome to use Firefox as a default browser. Thank you, First time user of Firefox on Mac.

Asked by jeff136 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 unyaka odlule

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I lost all my firefox data(history,passwords and bookmarks). how do i recover them

I forgot my Firefox password so i did a password reset and now all my data is gone. i looked on both my firefox profiles in about:profiles but no luck. also missing in mo… (funda kabanzi)

I forgot my Firefox password so i did a password reset and now all my data is gone. i looked on both my firefox profiles in about:profiles but no luck. also missing in mobile and another pc. what should i do

Asked by brkoushik99game 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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Poblem with cut and paste

When I try to paste something into a comment, I get this: "16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-na… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to paste something into a comment, I get this:

"16.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:6.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:16.0pt; font-family:"Arial",sans-serif; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;}"

How can I stop this?

Asked by bob.abbott 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule

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Playing jwplayer videos is impossible

When I try to play jwplayer videos in Firefox 35 I get the following error message:- Error loading player: Network error. The same videos play with no problem in Microsof… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to play jwplayer videos in Firefox 35 I get the following error message:- Error loading player: Network error. The same videos play with no problem in Microsoft Edge. Why does this happen.

Asked by smcc42 1 unyaka odlule

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X,Y, and Z's

I cannot see x's, y's and z's on may websites and email messages. I am using Firefox 85.0.2 (64bit) on Mac OS 10.15.7. My coworker is also having problems (same system an… (funda kabanzi)

I cannot see x's, y's and z's on may websites and email messages. I am using Firefox 85.0.2 (64bit) on Mac OS 10.15.7. My coworker is also having problems (same system and browser) with emails in both Yahoo and Outlook where all of the text is garbled. Please help.

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Firefox doesn't open a lot of big sites

Since a few weeks Firefox doesn't load/open some websites. For example, when I go to twitter.com it doesn't open, it doesn't even load. The same for Pinterest and a lot o… (funda kabanzi)

Since a few weeks Firefox doesn't load/open some websites. For example, when I go to twitter.com it doesn't open, it doesn't even load. The same for Pinterest and a lot of other websites. When I open wetransfer.com for example there's no problem like you can see in the screen record.

I've uploaded a screen record at WeTransfer: https://we.tl/t-uQBibmptTK

Hope you guys could help me out.

Thanks Luuk

Asked by luukgervink 1 unyaka odlule

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How to remove username suggestions

I've got the following problem: When you try to log in to a website you have already visited, Firefox automatically shows you account names you have already used. I've ac… (funda kabanzi)

I've got the following problem: When you try to log in to a website you have already visited, Firefox automatically shows you account names you have already used. I've accidentally typed my password into the box and now its displayed there. How can I fix this?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Asked by cassian.hinterhuber 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by FredMcD 1 unyaka odlule

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pop up ads

i can pretty much punch around and eventually figure things out but i can not seem to find the pop up adds enable button,and can this be the cause of my things not wantin… (funda kabanzi)

i can pretty much punch around and eventually figure things out but i can not seem to find the pop up adds enable button,and can this be the cause of my things not wanting to download

Asked by Denise Clemons 1 unyaka odlule

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Border: Unable to turn off the new firefox windows desktop border. White line around three sides.

This border appeared recently (weeks?) around three sides of the Windows Firefox Desktop version. It is annoying. Does not respond to any recommended fixes I have foun… (funda kabanzi)

This border appeared recently (weeks?) around three sides of the Windows Firefox Desktop version. It is annoying. Does not respond to any recommended fixes I have found on the same issue. Tried safe mode. Tried moving the task bar. Tried changing enlargement percentage. Tried rebooting after all of the above. Nothing working. Can't find a switch anywhere.

Asked by FF2020 1 unyaka odlule

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fillable pdf form

Using FF 85.0.2 I created a fillable pdf using Adobe Acrobat. It worked at first then (I'm guessing after a FF upgrade but I don't know specifically when) all the fillabl… (funda kabanzi)

Using FF 85.0.2

I created a fillable pdf using Adobe Acrobat. It worked at first then (I'm guessing after a FF upgrade but I don't know specifically when) all the fillable fields switched from portrait orientation to landscape.

We don't normally fill this manually. We use ColdFusion to fill the fields programatically and our browser of choice is FF.

I open the form in FF (including the Developer's Edition) (https://inlocc.stg.cfwebhost.iu.edu/BlankClaimForm.pdf) and, clicking in a fillable field, it is in landscape mode (in the field) aligned center.

When I open the form in any other browser (Opera, Explorer, Chrome) and it opens properly.

This implies a bug (this is NOT a feature!) in FF. ????

Asked by stephenl314 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox CRASHING-reload tabs 2021

Firefox CRASHING-reload tabs after 2021 update: REPEATEDLY reloads, zillions of tabs, after using url keyword search, & click on, redirected to home Firefox page, or … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox CRASHING-reload tabs after 2021 update: REPEATEDLY reloads, zillions of tabs, after using url keyword search, & click on, redirected to home Firefox page, or again begins crash. I have used FF in web editing via Dreamweaver, and just started having MAJOR ISSUES in 2021. I removed flash content form thi 1 site. totally Worthless browser now!

Asked by christinaboris 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by Paul 1 unyaka odlule

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no sound coming from browser

this has happened to me before and refreshing the browser via the uninstall helper help before but i have tried it twice now both with pc restarts, i have also tried disa… (funda kabanzi)

this has happened to me before and refreshing the browser via the uninstall helper help before but i have tried it twice now both with pc restarts, i have also tried disabling and re-enabling my sound drivers and they are also fully up to date, it shows the application as active on my normal windows sound mixer but not on ear trumpet. ill put up my troubleshoot data if it is any help too

Asked by Jacken 1 unyaka odlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 unyaka odlule

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Firefox suddenly crippled - not loading any pages - fresh install hasn't helped

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to… (funda kabanzi)

It's a bit galling, that I'm having to do this with Chrome, but Firefox (85.0.2 (64-bit)) has simply become useless. I even tried a fresh install of the beta version, to no avail.

The only page that displays, is the about:support troubleshooting page.

Asked by furriephillips 1 unyaka odlule

Answered by cor-el 1 unyaka odlule