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Firefox hangs randomly

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok. Fir… (funda kabanzi)

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok.

Firefox hangs, no rhyme or reason, random pages, every hour or so.

Am I the only one having issue?

Asked by infodog 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by infodog 52 imizuzwana edlule

Unable to use "+ tag" to search through saved tags in address bar anymore

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://sup… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I am using Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on windows 11 Pro

I am unable to search through tags in firefox address bar as explained here in this documentation https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/address-bar-autocomplete-firefox

with that said, the problem is only with "+ tagname" not working, as I am able to filter through bookmarks using "* bookmark" and history and tabs. However, for tag search with "+", firefox doesn't work.

Kindly help,

Here is some additional information I collected based on other similar issues that might help.

Not, sure if the search byTag function is removed from Firefox or not ??

Asked by avimehenwal 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop.

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be work… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox not responding when I open the mobile hotspot on my laptop. I'm not sure if the problem is the program itself or windows or my laptop, but chrome seems to be working fine when I open hotspot, so I thought Firefox has something to do about it?

For more context, I don't have wifi connection in my new apartment, but I do have ethernet cable connection. That's why when I do need wifi for my phone I just open the mobile hotspot in my laptop. When I do, Firefox suddenly crashes/not responding and I have to close it. Same thing happens with discord, but I only lose connection, it doesn't crash. Sure I can use chrome, but all my bookmarks are all in firefox.

This only happened recently, June 2022. I didn't have any problem the month before, I was able to use hotspot while using Firefox at the same time.

Anyone have any idea whats the problem and/or how to fix? Thanks.

Asked by blob 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Suppress Autofill

I am using Ancestry.com - and Firefox keeps trying to autofill fields it has no business with or understanding of. While autofill is handy at times, it's a downright nui… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Ancestry.com - and Firefox keeps trying to autofill fields it has no business with or understanding of. While autofill is handy at times, it's a downright nuisance - making my research way more tedious because I have to continually erase its autofilled data as erroneous. Is there a simple and temporary way to stop autofill?

Asked by lptemple 11 imizuzu edlule

Firefox suddenly zooms in 400–800% with no user input. Cannot undo.

I've been noticing this more and more recently. I'm using Firefox 102.0 on a Mac running Monterey (12.4) with 64GB RAM. Firefox will suddenly zoom up on a screen between … (funda kabanzi)

I've been noticing this more and more recently. I'm using Firefox 102.0 on a Mac running Monterey (12.4) with 64GB RAM. Firefox will suddenly zoom up on a screen between 400% up to 800% (I'm guessing; no way to verify this): see screenshot. This happens on random pages without my hitting any keys or clicking on anything, and I cannot replicate it. Note that I do not have screen zoom engaged, nor do I have any sort of zoom mechanism turned on in the OS. Hitting "undo" does nothing, as the browser thinks I'm trying to undo an action on the page, not a zoom. Resetting Firefox or restarting makes no difference.

Note that the screenshot is at actual size, but I have no way to control the resolution at which it shows up for you.

Asked by fluckiger 26 imizuzu edlule

Error 401

Why do I get " 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied." when I try an access… (funda kabanzi)

Why do I get " 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied." when I try an access doddrv.com?

Asked by Bill 1 ihora elidlule

Where is the Export Login file saved?

Where is the Export Login file saved? I am concerned about Warning message: Warning: Your passwords in the exported file will not be encrypted and will be in a readable f… (funda kabanzi)

Where is the Export Login file saved? I am concerned about Warning message: Warning: Your passwords in the exported file will not be encrypted and will be in a readable form to anyone who can view this file. Do not upload online, email or share the exported file. Delete this file when finished. Export login data from Firefox

view this file. Do not upload online, email or share the exported file. Delete this file when finished.

Asked by saragerstl 1 ihora elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 ihora elidlule

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.

Why I can't get on webpage Doddrv.com. 403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplie… (funda kabanzi)

Why I can't get on webpage Doddrv.com.

403 - Forbidden: Access is denied. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied. Thank you for your time

Asked by Bill 2 amahora adlule

Outlook not Working Properly on Firefox

Hi All, My outlook is suddenly not working properly on Firefox. It keeps lagging and freezing. I tried refreshing Firefox and clearing cache but with no use. Can anyone a… (funda kabanzi)

Hi All,

My outlook is suddenly not working properly on Firefox. It keeps lagging and freezing. I tried refreshing Firefox and clearing cache but with no use. Can anyone advise please?

Asked by doda.omar90 2 amahora adlule

Not able to open Firefox

Not able to sign on. Receive the following message: Firefox - Entry Point Not Found SECMOD_locked Module Has Removable Slots could not be located in the dynamic link libr… (funda kabanzi)

Not able to sign on. Receive the following message: Firefox - Entry Point Not Found

SECMOD_locked Module Has Removable Slots could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files couldn't load XPCOM Mozila Firefox ul.dll

Asked by drnnvaughn 2 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 ihora elidlule

With version 102.0, my homepage will not launch

I have been checking all the help threads and I never did see an answer that works. I set my homepage to be msn.com and now it won't come up at all. I've cleared cached, … (funda kabanzi)

I have been checking all the help threads and I never did see an answer that works. I set my homepage to be msn.com and now it won't come up at all. I've cleared cached, history and everything else. I've done malware searches via various programs, including Malwarebytes and nothing comes up. I tried reloading the page as my home page using the suggestion of dragging it to the home icon as well as setting it in 'settings'. I even reloaded the firefox program. I looked at about:config as suggested. I couldn't figure out where to right-click to reset it as suggested, however I did do screen shot of the current settings and nothing stands out to me. I don't seem to be having this home page problem and, as mentioned, I haven't seen an effective fix for the problem except to use Chrome as an alternative.

Do you have a fix that I missed?

Asked by HJ 2 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 55 imizuzu edlule

I can't restore bookmarks after reset

I reset the laptop and lost the bookmarks. It originally reset to Edge but I downloaded Firefox. I have gone to the square of horizontal lines, clicked on Bookmarks, Ma… (funda kabanzi)

I reset the laptop and lost the bookmarks. It originally reset to Edge but I downloaded Firefox. I have gone to the square of horizontal lines, clicked on Bookmarks, Manage Bookmarks, Import and Backup, Restore. The only date that shows is today's date. What else can I try?

Asked by starfish3865 3 amahora adlule

Last reply by RobertJ 16 imizuzu edlule

Delete cookies on close setting auto-resets

Hi there, I would like the option "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" to be enabled, but it appears that Firefox is actively undoing this change. If I g… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there,

I would like the option "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" to be enabled, but it appears that Firefox is actively undoing this change. If I go into settings and check this box, it will appear to be successful and remain checked until that session is over, but if I close & restart, the box is always unchecked after restarting. Is this a bug in the build of Firefox I'm running (102), or is this behavior intended?

Thank you!

Asked by golden130 3 amahora adlule

Last reply by RobertJ 3 amahora adlule

Gap to the left of tabs when menu bar is hidden/unchecked

Hello, I am running Firefox v101.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux (Pop!_OS, installed as a flatpak). I am using the default system theme in dark mode, though switching to the Firefo… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I am running Firefox v101.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux (Pop!_OS, installed as a flatpak). I am using the default system theme in dark mode, though switching to the Firefox dark theme or other themes does not change anything. When I allow the Menu Bar (File, Edit, View, etc.) to be present, the browser tabs on the next line are aligned correctly, going all of the way to the left. When I uncheck the Menu Bar, however, a gap appears to the left of the tabs. I have not seen this behavior on Firefox in other environments (Debian, RHEL, Windows), and I'm wondering if there's a way I can remove that gap. I have attached screenshots showing how the tabs are aligned with and without the Menu Bar.

Thanks so much!

Asked by avram.meir 3 amahora adlule

How to prevent history for long unique query strings

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other… (funda kabanzi)

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other query string variables are used for session-specific navigation, like a page number or a record ID, and we may never have interest in trying to get back to that exact same spot within an application, but we might want to save some higher-level entry point. As a simple example, look at your history and see how many entries there are for 'www.google.com/url'.

To reduce the size of my history, I'd like to filter what gets logged. Actually I don't mind "History" for history's sake as a record of places we've actually been. The problem is that the same database is used for autotype and other purposes. The current implementation is not ideal for going back and visiting "applications" versus "specific web addresses". Maybe it's better to state that History should track URI's but when we are navigating back through History to go back to a specific page we're more interested in a less-specific URL. Using Google as an example again, it's OK for History to record the fact that I've visited a hundred Google search pages, or page 2,3,4 for a specific search, but ultimately I might only want to save the part of the query string that is relevant to a specific search. The next time I go back to some page there might not be a page 4, so if I'm going through history again for the purpose of revisiting pages, I just want to see page 1 of the results.

Can anyone recommend a plugin that allows regex filtering of history, or recording of page visits into a different database in addition to Firefox History? From there of course it would be convenient to filter that data by time and otherwise, just like History.

From a developer perspective, History gets written to a specific database/file - can someone tell us exactly which file and format that is? I might be able to write a post-processor that filters out underable records.

Is there a better approach to managing history? Is History just an automatic Bookmark, meaning I should be looking for a bookmark manager for this? Or maybe we should do a mass copy of History into a dedicated Bookmark folder, manipulate records there, and use that for back-navigation?

Time to create an Enhancement request?

Should I write a plugin? :)

Thanks.

Asked by Tony 4 amahora adlule

Home Content: No More Saved to Pocket After Upgrade to Premium

When I open a new tab, I'd like Firefox to show pages that I've saved to Pocket. I have selected Settings >> Home >> Firefox Home Content >> Recent Acti… (funda kabanzi)

When I open a new tab, I'd like Firefox to show pages that I've saved to Pocket.

I have selected Settings >> Home >> Firefox Home Content >> Recent Activity >> "Pages Saved to Pocket".

This worked pretty well! So well that I upgraded to Pocket premium! Unfortunately, I no longer see any of the pages I've saved to pocket.

How can I get my saved pages back? Thanks!

Asked by swpate 5 amahora adlule

'server not found'

i get 'server not found' and 'try again' window when trying to access sites and even within sites if i manage to get on - after several 'try again' clicks could this be r… (funda kabanzi)

i get 'server not found' and 'try again' window when trying to access sites and even within sites if i manage to get on - after several 'try again' clicks

could this be related to recently installed fibre optics or do i have a virus - my anti-virus protection is bitdefenders

Asked by emefitz09 5 amahora adlule

Last reply by emefitz09 3 amahora adlule