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Firefox is causing a black screen

I'm using a new PC with Windows 11. I downloaded Firefox. When browsing in Firefox it has several times caused the whole screen to go black, and the only way to get bac… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using a new PC with Windows 11. I downloaded Firefox. When browsing in Firefox it has several times caused the whole screen to go black, and the only way to get back is to turn off and turn on again. Even then the Firefox page sometimes comes up again and I have to be quick to tap the X on top right to shut it down - or the whole screen goes black again! Then when I restart Firefox it re-loads the page, so I have to quickly exit before it happens again. So this morning when it happened I just did a full restart of the PC. Then I transferred all my tabs and other info to Edge, and will use that from now on.

What is new that is causing Firefox to do this?

I imagine I could also use Chrome, haven't tried that yet.

Asked by hcleasby 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by hcleasby 11 amahora adlule

Font Courier New is broken in automatic email signatures on Outlook Live website (owa)

For some reason my automatic email signatures in Outlook Live websites (outlook.live.com and owa's) become gibberish (see attached image). I have been having this problem… (funda kabanzi)

For some reason my automatic email signatures in Outlook Live websites (outlook.live.com and owa's) become gibberish (see attached image). I have been having this problem for a while now (aka, not only after the last Firefox update), but it is intermittent.

I have already tried identifying whether the issue is in an extension or in Firefox itself, but without success. Whenever I restart Firefox in Troubleshoot mode, it solves the problem. But disabling all extensions and restarting Firefox does not. Restarting Firefox (not in Troubleshoot mode) sometimes solves the issue, as well as right after an update of the app; but not always. Starting Firefox after a computer restart usually brings the problem back. This problem also happens in my laptop (MacBookPro), so it is not restricted to this computer (macMini).

I would appreciate some help in identifying the culprit, so that I may contact the appropriate support team (if not Mozilla itself).

Asked by Tiago Pomella Lobo 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Tiago Pomella Lobo 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Google sourced content often fails to load

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent… (funda kabanzi)

For the last few months (perhaps concurrent with a Firefox update, but I don't remember), Firefox seems to be having problems with Google-sourced stuff. It's intermittent, but the most frequent failures are searches using either the address field or the dedicated search field - much of the time I just get a blank page, and at first it looks like it might be trying to load something, but after awhile the "X" abort icon changes to the reload icon, signaling that it thinks it is loaded or has given up. Success or failure seems to come in waves or phases, not completely random - immediately retrying will usually not work. If I can get to the Google home page by typing "google.com" directly (which has a much better batting average than searching in the address/search fields, although not always), I can search directly on the Google page without trouble for some mysterious reason (perhaps that fills the page using AJAX rather than reloading - I'm not sure). But then clicking on one of the results might not work, because that initially goes to a Google URL before redirecting to the requested page. I've resorted to extracting the page location from that redirection URL just to bypass Google.

Other Google services have problems, too. YouTube's home page usually loads outlines of videos, but sometimes it fails to fill in thumbnails and other details or does so VERY slowly. Occasionally even reCaptcha will fail to load when I'm trying to log into some site that uses it. And even when something appears to fully load and function (e.g. a couple Google Sheets I use daily), often the "stop loading this page" X and hourglass on the tab will remain, indicating that it thinks something is still loading (in that case, it seems to never time out - I either click the X or ignore it). All these types of failures started at the same time, so they seem to have a common cause.

I have not noticed any problems with sources that are not owned by Google. And Chrome and Edge have no problems at all. So apparently it's specifically Firefox and Google that are not getting along. I'm running Firefox 108.0.1 (in PortableApps, although located on my hard drive) on Windows 11.

These failures happen even if I start Firefox in troubleshooting mode (which proves it's not caused by an add-on) or open Google in a private window so that there are no cookies involved. Since Chrome works, I also tried using the User-Agent Switcher add-on to pretend I'm Chrome, but that also has no effect. I expected to see tons of other complaints about this on the web, but there have been surprisingly few, and the only suggestion that seemed relevant (and effective for some people) was to set "security.tls.enable_0rtt_data" to false, but that has not made any noticeable difference in my case.

I waited through a couple Firefox updates, hoping it would just get well, but I've lost patience. Are there any new ideas out there?

Asked by OsakaWebbie 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by OsakaWebbie 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

User profile is "missing" but I can see 16 of them in the Profiles folder

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccess… (funda kabanzi)

After I restarted my laptop (Mac OS 10.15.7, Firefox 109), Firefox suddenly refused to open, saying, "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible."

I read the "How to run Firefox when your profile is missing or inaccessible" page. It implied that I had moved or deleted profiles--I had not. I hadn't even been aware that Firefox had profiles.

I followed the instructions and found my Firefox profiles folder, and was confused to find 15 separate folders in it. I was unclear whether they were profiles or something else. They have names like "2sb6poj9.default" or "gya9gghh.default-release". Most of them contain something called "times.json" but one of them has a whole bunch of stuff in there, so maybe it's the real profile?

I also followed some other instructions and was able to bring up what another website called the old Firefox Profile Manager. The space where it should be showing profiles was, unsurprisingly, empty. I tried creating a new profile and it let me but then told me it hadn't saved it, and the space remained blank. However, I went back to the actual profiles folder to check out of curiosity, and the new profile was there. So creating new profiles is clearly not the answer, because it will just refuse to recognize them too.

I also tried opening Firefox in troubleshooting mode by holding down option and clicking the icon--it didn't work. However, I just checked the Profiles folder after another attempt and even making this attempt seems to create a new folder! Is that normal?

I have no idea what to do at this point.

Asked by ksiusia 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by ksiusia 6 amahora adlule

Firefox keeps crashing / Failed to load critical module "resource://gre/modules/WebNavigation.jsm"

Hello everyone, I was here recently since nothing in Firefox wanted to load, but I fixed that by using old sessionstore.jsonlz4 so I guess that session was corrupted. New… (funda kabanzi)

Hello everyone, I was here recently since nothing in Firefox wanted to load, but I fixed that by using old sessionstore.jsonlz4 so I guess that session was corrupted.

New problem: Everyday when I start my PC and Firefox it keeps crashing over and over until I use an old working sessionstore file again. So it seems that everytime Firefox tries to save my current session with nothing changed/ different from the backup it corrupts it and I have to use the old backup again - which obviously sucks since no matter what I open/ do today it will be "deleted" again tomorrow.

The only "interesting" thing the crash report shows is MozCrashReason: Failed to load critical module "resource://gre/modules/WebNavigation.jsm" but I will share the troubleshooting information below if that helps.

My only idea left is to save the most important tabs and wipe everything else off my Firefox to see if that helps - but if it doesnt then I have to restore my old session yet again and all progress is lost again no matter what I do.

Any ideas are appreciated especially since I didnt change anything relevant about my system or Firefox in recent times so I have no Idea where all of these problems come from all of a sudden.

Asked by JustLeon 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by JustLeon 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Random Crashes

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129 Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergel… (funda kabanzi)

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129

Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergelist error and packages with missing names, Firefox randomly crashes. Sometimes when it crashes it does it immediately every time I try to open it back up (sometimes even in safe mode), and other times it gets better after a reboot. I just installed the Flatpack version after the original one I had started crashing, so it is strange if it is an issue that just needs reinstalling Firefox, but other apps seem ok so I don't know that it's my OS.

I've tried looking for residual damage on my laptop after the earlier issue, but I can't find much information. System Reports tells me nothing is wrong and I can't make sense of syslogs.

Thank you for reading, I wish I had more details. If the crash report has any clues, please let me know.

Asked by uraneaumbre 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by uraneaumbre 3 amahora adlule

browser keeps crashing

Hi, HELP!! My browser keeps crashing on sites that I use on a daily. I use office 365 outlook, and teams. Its been getting worse and worse like crashes every 15-20 mins.… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, HELP!! My browser keeps crashing on sites that I use on a daily. I use office 365 outlook, and teams. Its been getting worse and worse like crashes every 15-20 mins. I've sent the reports but I have not see a patch to fix the issues. Please help otherwise I have to go to another browser.

Here are the links to the sites I work online that keep crashing on the Firefox browser: https://acu.empirepro.com/AcumaticaERP/Frames/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fAcumaticaERP%2f https://outlook.office365.com/mail/inbox https://teams.microsoft.com/_#/conversations/19:175319c1-ef69-4f40-a21d-173c9a0afbad_8a69628f-f70f-4696-ae5e-430740483a19@unq.gbl.spaces?ctx=chat

Thanks, Oscar G.

Asked by oscar7 10 amahora adlule

Last reply by oscar7 4 amahora adlule

tabs and troubleshooting

Is there any way to get tab names listed on troubleshooting info of anykind? I don't think you can do anything with windows task-manager but can anything be done with FF … (funda kabanzi)

Is there any way to get tab names listed on troubleshooting info of anykind? I don't think you can do anything with windows task-manager but can anything be done with FF internal task-manager? I'm not a programmer so trying to make sense out of what I read, I hate to say but I have no clue :( what im reading most of the time. And when im trying to track it down to a particular tab it is impossible! As far as I can tell, it doesn't even show most of my tabs. Its bad enough when the 2 task-managers show different info. Amazon Prime Video website has major issues, memory (like taking up GB's of memory) and freezing while it sorts out the memory, upto several minutes if FF doesn't crash. If I close the tab with most memory sometimes it closes the Prime tab and FF goes on, other times I don't know what it closes and the whole browser shuts down. I run Nightly and is kept up to date.

Asked by starsaa 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by starsaa 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox window resize freeze after time

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1/Wayland and FireFox Snap for Ubuntu 109.0 and I have two monitor bigger and smaller. After some time of using Firefox it's hang or something like… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1/Wayland and FireFox Snap for Ubuntu 109.0 and I have two monitor bigger and smaller. After some time of using Firefox it's hang or something like that. When it happens I can normally open pages and use firefox except I can't move tab, resize window and when I move firefox from one monitor to second then it fit to half of screen (when move from smaller monitor to bigger) or window is behind monitor (when move FF from bigger monitor to smaller, you can see on screenshot what I mean). When I close FF and open everything works fine.

Asked by FELIXORZESZEKPRIV 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FELIXORZESZEKPRIV 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox and Thunderbird crash on startup

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constan… (funda kabanzi)

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constantly when I try to launch either of them. In both cases, when I try to launch them from the command line, I get the following message: ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. Segmentation fault (core dumped)

For basic info, my system is: OS: Linux Mageia Cauldron Environment: GNOME Shell 43.1 Display server: X11 Kernel: 6.1.8-desktop-1.mga9 x86_64 Firefox: 102.7.0esr Thunderbird: 102.6.1

Looking around, it seems to be a bug with Firefox and Thunderbird, but besides waiting for a new update that might fix itself, I wonder if there is something I can do to make them work now.

Thank you.

Asked by imbeault.regis 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by imbeault.regis 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Context menu and tab bar unexpected behavior after last update (109.0, 64-bit)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs. I’ve narrowed it down to two things: Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they … (funda kabanzi)

After Firefox’s latest update (109.0 - 64-bit) I am experiencing several bugs.

I’ve narrowed it down to two things:

  • Context and dropdown menus do not appear, yet they are present (if I click where they would be the intended behavior happens). This happens for both the menu bar and the toolbar, as well as when doing right click in any website.
  • I cannot move tabs along the tab bar.

No extension is causing this since I have disabled all of them.

Is some else experiencing these or similar issues?

If these are not common problems, does anyone know what could be causing them and how to solve them?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Baobab 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Baobab 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

YouTube not buffering videos as it should

Over the last few weeks I have noticed YouTube will not buffer the videos properly. Its like I have dial up internet, and every 2-5 seconds the video will pause and then … (funda kabanzi)

Over the last few weeks I have noticed YouTube will not buffer the videos properly. Its like I have dial up internet, and every 2-5 seconds the video will pause and then replay..

I have added photos of my phone specs, and download speed.

One thing I have noticed though, is in some areas my phone will be switching from 5g to 4g, even if I am in the same spot. It usually settles down though. This may be one part of the problem, however I have had my phone for over 12 months now, and this problem has o ly recently became an issue.

Ffs YouTube, just buffer the complete video if you? Think I have shut internet? Whu can't it be like the old days, when I could pause the video and the whole video would buffer. Ffs.

Asked by Nate 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Nate 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Automatic email signatures are broken on Outlook Live websites (owa)

Previous attempts at troubleshooting documented here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1402451#answer-1561438 As described in the title, automatic email signat… (funda kabanzi)

Previous attempts at troubleshooting documented here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1402451#answer-1561438

As described in the title, automatic email signatures in Outlook Live websites (outlook.live.com and owa's) become gibberish (see attached image). They are unreadable in both text editor and just email visualizer. The issue is not limited to the latest version (109.0).

As described before: Whenever I restart Firefox in Troubleshoot mode, it solves the problem. But disabling all extensions and restarting Firefox does not. Disabling "Use hardware acceleration when available" and "Use recommended performance settings." and restarting also does not solve the problem. Restarting Firefox (not in Troubleshoot mode) sometimes solves the issue, as well as right after an update of the app; but not always. Starting Firefox after a computer restart usually brings the problem back. This problem also happens in my laptop (MacBookPro), so it is not restricted to this computer (macMini).

I would really appreciate some support.

Asked by Tiago Pomella Lobo 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Tiago Pomella Lobo 20 amahora adlule

Firefox wont open file browser via websites

This relates to this issue I found a batter way to solve that problem. You should install or reinstall one of the packages xdg-desktop-portal* List them on Ubuntu with: … (funda kabanzi)

This relates to this issue

I found a batter way to solve that problem.

You should install or reinstall one of the packages xdg-desktop-portal* List them on Ubuntu with:

 ```apt list | grep desktop-portal```

And try to install:

 ```sudo apt-get install xdg-desktop-portal-gnome```

or reinstall:

 ```sudo apt-get --reinstall install xdg-desktop-portal-gnome```

It seems you need to rerun DBus to apply changes, but I just restarted my PC.

If xdg-desktop-portal-gnome won't help then try to install/reinstall xdg-desktop-portal-gtk and xdg-desktop-portal.

Asked by kirik516 19 amahora adlule

Last reply by kirik516 19 amahora adlule

Nextcloud login from Firefox

hullom snce several days I canot login to my nextcloud anymore, not with any of my different user names. Nextcloud will show a login screen, I can enter my credentials, F… (funda kabanzi)

hullom snce several days I canot login to my nextcloud anymore, not with any of my different user names. Nextcloud will show a login screen, I can enter my credentials, Firefox will try to connect and after a while present me a fresh empty login screen. On one of my other macs (same OS) Firefox does login ok. After deleting Firefox app and reinstalling Firefox again, the behaviour does not change. Also deleting the stored login names and passwords does not help, deleting a bunch off cookies neither. What else could I do?

Asked by daniel177 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

My LMS Site slow to Buffer

My Red Vector / Convergence LMS that I use has recently become very slow when searching or saving within the system. Does Mozilla need to make changes for this Site ? If … (funda kabanzi)

My Red Vector / Convergence LMS that I use has recently become very slow when searching or saving within the system. Does Mozilla need to make changes for this Site ? If not then I will have to go to Chrome. It works fine in Chrome. Please respond back. Thanks

Asked by ron.lamar 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Lag in select menus (and now Firefox toolbar)

After starting Firefox, dropdown menus on websites have a delay of several seconds before the data appears and I can click. The problem disappears after a number of drop… (funda kabanzi)

After starting Firefox, dropdown menus on websites have a delay of several seconds before the data appears and I can click. The problem disappears after a number of dropdowns are used. It doesn't matter which sites, it's some arbitrary number of selections and then the problem goes away and everything is fine until the next startup of Firefox. Menus in Firefox were not affected. Because it goes away, I've just been putting up with it.

Since v109, the problem has expanded to include all menus in Firefox as well. Same lag effect, but it appears longer now and has become a serious issue with productivity.

I'm running Windows 10 on an average machine. Thanks for any help.

Asked by info8610 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Email Yahoo won't load up & function correctly

Hi - my Yahoo email page is causing problems - to start with every time I tried to scroll I got a blank page until I scrolled back so I couldn't look down the list. Now Y… (funda kabanzi)

Hi - my Yahoo email page is causing problems - to start with every time I tried to scroll I got a blank page until I scrolled back so I couldn't look down the list. Now Yahoo won't load up at all. It's not a Yahoo issue as it's working fine on my phone.

Any suggestions as to what this may be & how to sort it please?

Thanks, Marg.

Asked by pearlgirl517 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule