Can no longer play media with Firefox ESR 102.x

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox. No video will play in youtube, for instance… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, ever since we moved endpoints from Firefox ESR 91.13 to 102.3, it has become impossible to play any media with Firefox.

No video will play in youtube, for instance (it just loads endlessly as if it would start, but it doesn't).

Can't use radio websites either. Anything with a "play" button (video or sound) does nothing.

This has been tested with a clean profile, a clean install, after allowing autoplay in the settings.

Is there any info on what exactly changed between ESR 91 and 102 that might explain this ? There has been no system change, If I reinstall 91 instead it works again as usual.

No issues anywhere else on the endpoints (Edge, Windows), this is on Windows 10 if it makes any difference.

Tanks for any help on this.

Asked by OdeonFF 2 emasontweni adlule

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How to get rid of hard to read black backgrounds?

Firefox 102esr has almost every menu, popup and screen in dark mode - which I find extremely difficult to read, given I'm antique. I've tried all the modes like light, sy… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox 102esr has almost every menu, popup and screen in dark mode - which I find extremely difficult to read, given I'm antique.

I've tried all the modes like light, system etc nothing seems to fix it.

Am I going to need a stack of css code to fix it - code for each and everything I want to set back to light, or is there a setting to achieve this?

Asked by citizen1138x 1 inyanga edlule

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Firefox crashes sometimes after downloading a file

Recently my Firefox crashes sometimes when downloading a file for example from Yahoo mail. This is not happening always, but sometimes when downloading a file. I have the… (funda kabanzi)

Recently my Firefox crashes sometimes when downloading a file for example from Yahoo mail. This is not happening always, but sometimes when downloading a file. I have the latest version of Firefox, Windows 10. I changed password, deleted cookies, did full virus scan, but the problem still persists. Is this an issue of the new version of Firefox and will be fixed with the new update of Firefox ? This is happening only with Firefox and not with other browsers.

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Last reply by eladopoulos 4 amahora adlule

Problem accessing New York Times articles

I have a problem accessing articles in the New York Times web page. I have a Basic subscription and I am signed in. When I try to read an article, the New York Times site… (funda kabanzi)

I have a problem accessing articles in the New York Times web page. I have a Basic subscription and I am signed in. When I try to read an article, the New York Times site thinks I do not have a subscription and that I have used up all my free articles. If I use the Chrome browser, it works fine, but I do not want to use Chrome. I use FireFox for all my browsing. I have deleted cache and cookies. Tried the "Private Windows" too. I have logged out and back in. I have rebooted the machine (an Alienware 17 R5) and closed and opened Firefox. The "agents" I chatted with say this is a browser problem as everything is working fine on their side and it works in Chrome. Can anyone help me out?

Mark

Asked by mstorin 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mstorin 2 amahora adlule

Videos Do Not Play After Update

I updated my Firefox today and now videos do not play. I had this problem back in April after an update and I spent weeks troubleshooting it. Eventually I got it to work … (funda kabanzi)

I updated my Firefox today and now videos do not play.

I had this problem back in April after an update and I spent weeks troubleshooting it. Eventually I got it to work after trying all of the following (then, and again now):

Things I've Tried: 1.) Clearing data (cache and cookies) 2.) Turning off "Strict Mode" 3.) Running CCleaner 4.) Disabling/enabling HW acceleration 5.) Checking that the DRM box is checked (and trying it without it checked) 6.) Refreshing Firefox 7.) Uninstalling/Reinstalling 8.) Updating my Windows install 9.) Updating drivers 10.) Disabling all Firefox extensions 11.) Running without extensions 12.) Running in Firefox Troubleshooting Mode 13.) Running Windows in Safe Mode with Networking 14.) Running a fresh install of Firefox without signing in after deleting all traces of Firefox from my PC (including Program Data folders, registry entries, etc.)

What finally worked back in April was to dive into "about:config" and change "media.rdd-processenable" to "false".

That fix does not work this time around.

In the meantime I've been using Brave and having no issues. I've tried video playback in Chrome, Opera, and Edge on this computer with no issues. This playback problem is exclusive to Firefox.

Video playback still works just fine on my 4 home PCs running Windows 10 and Pop_OS (3 self-built, one Asus laptop) using this same build of Firefox.

Other/Rant: I suspect this is a Firefox/Windows 11 problem. Most likely this is not something I can fix myself, but it's incredibly frustrating since I'm buried deep in the Mozilla ecosystem and use it for work. I'd prefer not to have to swap between browsers just so I can watch videos; too many windows open on this tiny work laptop isn't fun to juggle. Basic video playback is the #1 thing I use my web browser for at both work and home so it'd be nice if this irritating, months-long, unacceptable issue were resolved. A modern browser that has video playback issues? What good is it then? What's most irritating is that it seems I'm the one of a very small number of users with this issue, since I see very little posted about it online.

I've been a Firefox user primarily for almost half a decade now - moved over from Chrome for privacy issues. Never had a problem until 4/22 of this year and considering it's still an issue 3 months later... it has me re-evaluating the reliability and my commitment to an otherwise amazing browser.

Asked by Exare 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Exare 1 usuku oludlule

Download history gets deleted by itself

Whenever i restart Firefox, my download history gets deleted, but the downloaded files in the file manager don't. I have tried creating new profiles and altering my setti… (funda kabanzi)

Whenever i restart Firefox, my download history gets deleted, but the downloaded files in the file manager don't. I have tried creating new profiles and altering my settings, nothing really works, its the same for all the files, and for all the new profiles i create too. Is there a permanent solution?

Asked by Lege4d 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Lege4d 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox Sync: does changing the firefox account password re-encrypt the sync'ed data?

I have been using sync from day one: best thing ever regarding my productivity. AFAIK, credentials get encrypted before sent to the FF cloud, using information derived fr… (funda kabanzi)

I have been using sync from day one: best thing ever regarding my productivity. AFAIK, credentials get encrypted before sent to the FF cloud, using information derived from my password.

Short version: what happens when I change the Firefox account password?

Long version: I'm thinking of replacing my current password, with a very long one. If I do so, will there a re-upload of my data take place? Will my credentials on the cloud become harder to crack (assume that the new password is longer and more complex).

Asked by Michail Pappas 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Michail Pappas 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Printers view problem

Good morning, I have problem with printing on Firefox. On the earlier version view in the filed printers look:" name_printer on print server" but now its look: "\\print_s… (funda kabanzi)

Good morning, I have problem with printing on Firefox. On the earlier version view in the filed printers look:" name_printer on print server" but now its look: "\\print_server\name_printer". Please check this because this problem occurs in many users in my company.

This problem not occurs in Google Chrome. Thank you for handling the matter quickly. :)

Asked by m.aniolek 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by m.aniolek 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

120Hz not supported?

Hi there! I'm curious about what happened to the 120Hz (and above) support? Disabling addons don't seem to change anything, Edge works without a problem on the UFO test e… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there!

I'm curious about what happened to the 120Hz (and above) support? Disabling addons don't seem to change anything, Edge works without a problem on the UFO test etc. but firefox seems completely broken on 105.0.1 (64-bit) for now.

Anybody else with the same experience?

Asked by Marcus 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Marcus 12 amahora adlule

Gmail switch

Hello. All of a sudden i have been getting prompts just before completing gmail sign is asking if i want to switch to html or default.I chose default,tried to sign in aga… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. All of a sudden i have been getting prompts just before completing gmail sign is asking if i want to switch to html or default.I chose default,tried to sign in again,and got this legacy version of gmail with messages being listed in html format which is brutal.What caused this ? how do i get it back to the way its always been? Whats going on with this,and why is this even happening? Its also saying i used a tablet or mobile device to sign in twice,and i dont ever do that. How can i get it back to the way its always been? Have tried googling all of this but it happens on its own,and sometimes it doesn,t after i sign out of the html ,and reboot,but its unpredictable,and its like stuff has been altered. Thankyou.

Asked by cs999 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cs999 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Bookmark Drop Down Menu Hidden Behind

It's kind of hard to describe aside from the title. Only happens when I am using the drop down bookmarks toolbar. When I right-click on an item to bring up the menu, it f… (funda kabanzi)

It's kind of hard to describe aside from the title.

Only happens when I am using the drop down bookmarks toolbar. When I right-click on an item to bring up the menu, it flickers for an instant, then hides behind the bookmarks drop down menu. Ok, so I guess I could explain it a bit more.

But here's a video showing it more in detail. https://www.loom.com/share/a166451f9354463dbbb6d9faf57df315

I was trying to use the Private Mode with all the extensions disabled to see if that would solve the issue, but alas, it didn't help me isolate anything.

Asked by tomcha75 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by tomcha75 20 amahora adlule

Did not connect: Potential Security Issue since upgrading to version 105

I am getting a stack of these errors preventing me from browsing to secure websites which includes google.com. Luckily my Chrome Browser and Edge Browser work fine. This … (funda kabanzi)

I am getting a stack of these errors preventing me from browsing to secure websites which includes google.com. Luckily my Chrome Browser and Edge Browser work fine. This is just another nail in the coffin for me to close the door on this browser which is just getting more and more unreliable.

For now, I have migrated to Chrome to allow me to go about my business of without Firefox telling me Google.com and many other secure sites are unsafe to browse!

Please bring back the override and accept the risk. I would rather have a warning and transfer risk to me rather than have a draconian rule telling me to use a different browser to resolve the issue. For now, you have forced my choice.

I cannot believe I am the only User to experience this issue. I do not want to delete all my cookies etc as I want to be selective in what I delete but again, this option has been taken away from me as well.

Looking forward to a solution.

Thanks.

Asked by d.russell 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by d.russell 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Mystical messages from McAfee.

Hi, Since the latest update of my Firefox browser to 105.0.1 (64 bit) on my Mac with operating system 10.13.6 I'm getting messages as the enclosed picture. It appears on … (funda kabanzi)

Hi, Since the latest update of my Firefox browser to 105.0.1 (64 bit) on my Mac with operating system 10.13.6 I'm getting messages as the enclosed picture. It appears on upper right corner when I open Firefox. It comes with a sound signal. It appears many times in one hour. How to get rid of that problem? I have another application, from Sophos, to protect from viruses and other attacs. Sophos say that there are no problems. My Mac is clean. Possible to sort out the problem, please?

The message in Swedish translated to English: "McAfee: Firewall crashes via musicinmysoul.biz TROJAN-virus detected. Click here..." McAfee is not installed in my Mac...

Asked by Janne 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Janne 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Submitting crash reports by email or another way

My work computer is behind a firewall that is a forward and reverse proxy. Firefox crashes fairly frequently but my work computer is not using and will not be using the f… (funda kabanzi)

My work computer is behind a firewall that is a forward and reverse proxy. Firefox crashes fairly frequently but my work computer is not using and will not be using the forward proxy; that is for the web server. Therefore the crash reports so not get submitted. There is an error message: "There was a problem submitting your report." Is there another way to submit them?

Wastrel

Asked by wastrelway 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by wastrelway 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Dropdowns will not stay open

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas? … (funda kabanzi)

When I click to open a dropdown, it opens and then immediately shuts back up again. I have to maintain pressure on the left click to keep the box open. Any ideas?

Asked by donaldrmunro 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by donaldrmunro 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

weird font appearing sometimes in different websites

This is a random error, with no specific website in question. The font display error, seems to be corrected when closing and opening the browser. It appears on specific … (funda kabanzi)

This is a random error, with no specific website in question. The font display error, seems to be corrected when closing and opening the browser. It appears on specific parts of text within a website in a strange font (its always that "hand-written" font). On the example attached, it was a simple google search.

Asked by sotnasonun 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by sotnasonun 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Which of this preferences are really increasing the speed in Firefox?

browser.download.animateNotifications to false security.dialog_enable_delay to 0 network.prefetch-next to false browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry to … (funda kabanzi)

  • browser.download.animateNotifications to false
  • security.dialog_enable_delay to 0
  • network.prefetch-next to false
  • browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.telemetry to false
  • browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.telemetry to false
  • browser.ping-centre.telemetry to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.reportingpolicy.firstRun to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.unified to false
  • toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled to false
  • browser.download.animateNotifications to false
  • security.dialog_enable_delay to 0
  • accessibility.force_disabled to 1
  • network.dns.disablePrefetchFromHTTPS to false
  • network.predictor.enable-prefetch to true
  • network.http.speculative-parallel-limit to 0
  • network.http.max-persistent-connections-per-server to 10
  • network.http.max-connections to 256
  • browser.tab.animate to false.
  • browser.panorama.animate_zoom to false
  • network.dns.disablePrefetch to true
  • network.prefetch-next to false
  • network.http.speculative-parallel-limit to 0
  • network.http.pipelining to true
  • network.http.proxy.pipelining to true
  • network.http.pipelining.maxrequests to 10
  • network.http.pipelining.aggressive to true
  • gfx.webrender.all to true
  • reader.parse-on-load.enabled to false
  • network.http.max-connections to 96
  • network.http.max-connections-per-server to 32
  • nglayout.initialpaint.delay to 0
  • network.dns.disableIPv6 to false
  • plugin.expose_full_path to true
  • toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled to false
  • extensions.checkCompatibility to false
  • config.trim_on_minimize to true
  • browser.cache.disk.capacity to 50000

Asked by Ahto1 1 isonto elidlule

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Firefox browser hangs for about a minute when text is copied.

Firefox for Windows hangs when I copy text, either by Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C or by using a right-click menu. The browser just stops responding. It doesn't crash. Eventually, it w… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox for Windows hangs when I copy text, either by Ctrl+X, Ctrl+C or by using a right-click menu. The browser just stops responding. It doesn't crash. Eventually, it will return and behave normally.

I tried removing all extensions and closing all open tabs. No change. I'm out of ideas. I suspect it may be trying to synchronize with something it can't find or there's network latency. Task Manager shows it's using a lot of resources. It doesn't do it every time, just often enough to be frustrating.

Windows Specifications: Edition Windows 11 Pro Version 22H2 Installed on ‎5/‎14/‎2022 OS build 22622.598 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22634.1000.0

Asked by Karla 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Karla 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Installing an independent second copy of Firefox

I want to install a copy of the current version of Firefox on a Win 10 computer that already has an ESR copy of Firefox running on it, without overwriting any of the exis… (funda kabanzi)

I want to install a copy of the current version of Firefox on a Win 10 computer that already has an ESR copy of Firefox running on it, without overwriting any of the existing Firefox configurations, that can be run independently of the first install.

How do I do this?

Asked by portman 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by portman 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule