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Firefox slowdown and crashes

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems. My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB … (funda kabanzi)

I am running Firefox 94.0 in a couple of Linux Mint systems.

My main desktop computer, with a 3.8 GHz 6-core AMD Ryzen 5 processor on an MSI B450-A PRO MAX MB with 16 GB RAM, has had Linux Mint 19.3 installed for over a year. Just today, Firefox, which has also been installed in this OS for a long time, exhibited extreme slowness. I did an online search, and found that the slowness was cured by using the Troubleshoot Mode, but none of the suggestions I found solved the problem in normal mode. So, I went into Settings and turned off hardware acceleration. That solved the problem, somewhat ironically. The hardware acceleration seemed to accomplish deceleration instead. So my browser works, but there is something wrong with hardware acceleration in Firefox.

On a new install of Linux Mint 20.04, I recently experienced frequent crashing of Firefox just after clicking on a link. I tried online solutions, which didn't help, but then I turned off - - guess what - - hardware acceleration, and no more crashes. That is what motivated me to turn off hardware acceleration in Firefox on my Linux Mint 19.3 machine today.

I don't really have a problem to solve, but I don't know of a better place to submit a bug report, so I am hoping you will pass this on to the developers.

Asked by RJS 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

"Add a site to your top sites"

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I a… (funda kabanzi)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customize-firefox-home-screen#w_customize-firefox-home

I believe this info is relevant, but this undated page may be out of date (I am on Windows 10 with 94.0.2 ) -- I do not see the things they refer to:

"Tap the menu button:" which has a URL, a "1" in a box, and a three-vertical-dots array in a red box.

Clicking upper-right-corner icons at random has "disconnected" my account. Just getting in deeper. I bet I have to log in again...

Asked by kerr262 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox: double start up each time

Hi Folks, I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I … (funda kabanzi)

Hi Folks,

I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I don't recall if it was Firefox security or Acronis that flashed a brief "block" announcement. In any case, from that point on, several "racey" websites popped up every time I loaded Firefox. This happened even after I restarted my computer. I then checked to see if I had pop-ups blocked on the Firefox options. I didn't, so I checked the box against pop-ups. But what happens now is Firefox does an attempt to load TWICE with an odd jerk-flash movement. Only one Firefox browser window comes up -- and that's good -- but SOMETHING is still trying to make those "racey" websites load. Why? How?

All of that to say that I'm concerned about security. Should I uninstall Firefox and reinstall?

Thanks for your input! Bob Anderson

Asked by bobandersontn 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Need help with an interrupted download from Mega

I was downloading a 3 GB file from Mega. Unfortunately this Mega file hosting web site downloads the file into a temporary location through the browser instead of downloa… (funda kabanzi)

I was downloading a 3 GB file from Mega. Unfortunately this Mega file hosting web site downloads the file into a temporary location through the browser instead of downloading it like a normal download.

Anyways, while I was downloading, at 54% the download got interrupted saying transfer quota exceeded and I need to wait 4 hours to continue download again. and my girlfriend didn't know this so she thought my download already completed and deleted the file :( After 4 hours of waiting I was unable to continue the download since the file is no longer avaliable anymore :/

Now my question is, where this 1.5 GB file gone? I have already checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\default\https+++mega.co.nz but it's not there, the folder size is 102 KB. I checked %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\myprofile\storage\temporary too but that folder is completely empty. Also checked AppData\Local\Temp as well but it's not there either. The size of my Temp folder is just 10 MB.

While I was searching this, I saw some people saying (if I understood correct) the temporary download location of Mega isn't in hard drive, but in the RAM instead. I want to ask can anyone confirm is this actually true? and if so what happens to that space in RAM when download interrupts like this? Does it delete it from RAM automatically when I close Firefox?

Can anyone with knowledge in this regard please help me with this problem :( I am on SSD and already have a very few space left and I don't want to clutter my SSD with 1.5 GB unusuable file :(( Neither want 1.5 GB space got occupied in my RAM :((

Thank you so very much in advance.

Asked by partycat35 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Sync do not work on my work computer

Hello, I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems. What informa… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I try to sync with my work computer (windows 10) but nothing is imported. No bookmark, no password, nothing. I do not have any error message it seems.

What information could be useful to resolve this problem ? thank in advance.

Asked by pagouy 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR - Kaspersky Internet Security is ON

Have been trying to fix this problem - FF works beautifully if Kaspersky Internet Security is OFF but cannot access any websites when it is ON - just this PR_CONNECT_RESE… (funda kabanzi)

Have been trying to fix this problem - FF works beautifully if Kaspersky Internet Security is OFF but cannot access any websites when it is ON - just this PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR page.

Kaspersky support has been assisting but no solutions as yet. Any help from Mozilla is appreciated. This has been going on for 4 days now.

Using FF version 94.0.2 (64-bit) on Windows 10.

I've tried debugging the extension, errors in attachment

Asked by rgarzaroli 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (funda kabanzi)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

posible computer breech, someone else, not me, asked for a firefox account for my computer, this came from someone who had breeched my computer

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com) On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sus… (funda kabanzi)

I fear my computer was and still is Breeched.I tried to email you for support, but it bounced back! ’Sylvia Sussman( ... @mac.com)

On Dec 3, 2021, at 3:54 PM, Sylvia Sussman <... @icloud.com> wrote:

Regarding my previous email , just sent to you today: Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville CA HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. However you responded by offering that individual an account with you, on MY computer--I received tnhe correspondance between you and the breecher ofmy computer. I]Ts happened in April and I have only just figured out what had happened. I fear this individual now has access to my computor. Below is a quote of the response you sent to him/her in Emeryville CA

"Below is the EmaiI I received from you after my computer was breeched! I Had not signed in to Firefox accounts, but someone in Emeryville HAD!. The email you refer to, presumably asking for a firefox account, was NOT sent from my computer in Berkeley, CA, but from a computer in Emeryville CA pretending to being on my computer, which was then, and remains, in Berkeley ,CA. Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

On Apr 28, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com> wrote:


Welcome to the Firefox family

You're signed in and ready to start exploring safely and securely.

Now get the most of Firefox by signing in everywhere you browse.

Connect another device This is an automated email; if you received it in error, no action is required. For more information, please visit Mozilla Support.

Mozilla. 331 E Evelyn Ave, Mountain View, CA 94041 Mozilla Privacy Policy Firefox Cloud Terms of Servicebold text Sylvia Sussman ... @mac.com

Asked by dogrose 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Old version of firefox keeps opening porn sites randomly

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer v… (funda kabanzi)

Hello. Im new to the Mozilla Support community

I am running a Japanese Windows XP SP3 on VMWare Workstation 16, i have downloaded a old version of firefox, due to newer versions not working on xp

And heres the issue: Firefox keeps opening tabs randomly which are related to pornographic websites like xxnx, pornhub, evilangel n' etc..

Heres things ive tried, but didnt work: -Install tdsskiller & scan -Scan with Avast Antivirus -Uninstalling Firefox and delete registry entries -Getting IE8 or G**gle Chr*me for Windows XP SP3

Any way to resolve this problem? i can't watch these things!

Asked by mm321 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by James 9 amahora adlule

Youtube Videos Infinitely Loading (Attempting to Load but Never Do)

Hello, A few months ago, Firefox has not been loading Youtube videos properly. The video just never loads. Debugging steps I have done. 1) Disabled Hardware Acceleration … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, A few months ago, Firefox has not been loading Youtube videos properly. The video just never loads. Debugging steps I have done.

1) Disabled Hardware Acceleration 2) Deleted all cookies & cache 3) Ran Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode 4) Uninstalled Firefox & Reinstalled 5) Not a part of my debug but I recently did a fresh install of windows on my computer and installed Firefox with the same issue. I do get videos to work on both Edge and Chrome

I am at a loss at this point and any helping hints would be useful. I have an inkling that it might be put to my playback device but it wouldn't explain why it plays just fine on other browsers.

Any ideas?

Asked by Aidoneus 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 amahora adlule

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I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (funda kabanzi)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate 1 unyaka odlule

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HIgh memory usage seems to continually increase!

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage! I can start … (funda kabanzi)

I realise that Firefox uses up a lot of Memory (particularly as it tries to run each Tab separately). However, my Firefox seems to keep increasing its usage!

I can start with a number of Tabs open & (after refreshing each Tab - to ensure it is "lice" & "active") I will get (according to Windows Task Manager) about 1,300MB in use.

Without opening up any more Tabs & without trying to run any Web-Based Videos, over a period of a few hours it will increase & increase & increase - perhaps getting up to 4,000MB!

I've cross checked with "about:performance" (to open FF's own Task Manager), to show the individual Tab usage, & that NEVER totals up to anywhere near the figures shown by the Windows Task Manager!!

Obviously, my FF is fully up to date!

Any comments!

Asked by John-B 1 unyaka odlule

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I have classmates and co-workers who are trying to volunteer but would need an approved signature to sign on the volunteer document is that possible to get an E-Signiture on our document?

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IDM Extension Failure

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not wo… (funda kabanzi)

Several days ago (approximately 12-3-20) my Internet Download Manager add-on stopped working. Removing it and reinstalling it by using a link provided by IDM does not work. It will work only if I open the webpage where I intend to download (e.g.--YouTube) BEFORE I reinstall the add-on and only for as long as that page remains open. Closing the page and then reopening it somehow deactivates IDM, as it will no longer link to the video I want to download. Have tried everything i can think of to solve this, including deactivating all other add-ons and by uninstalling and reinstalling the IDM program itself. I also unchecked the "block popup windows" management tool within Firefox itself. Anyone have any ideas what is happening? Initially, I also received the error message added below, but as far as i can tell, none of my other programs are set to block IDM. The error message no longer appears.

Asked by shadowfaxblue 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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PC windows 10 Pro crashes

Blue screen "your device ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just just collecting some error inf and then we'll restart you". "Stop code: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATIO… (funda kabanzi)

Blue screen "your device ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just just collecting some error inf and then we'll restart you". "Stop code: DPC WATCHDOG VIOLATION"

I have swopped from Google two or three times to Firefox with the same result as above (does not crash with Google). I would like to stay with firefox, therefore any help would be appreciated. Information as to how make Firefox my default browser would also be appreciated. Regards.....Bryan

Asked by btahhh 12 izinyanga ezidlule

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0Kb logins.json file

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Hi,

I recently updated, only to find out that all my passwords had disappeared :(. I checked my profile and there were three 0Kb files: logins.json, logins.json.corrupt and logins-backup.json. cert9.db and key4.db are still there and aren't empty. I'm on Arch Linux, so no previous version as well. Is there anything I can do to restore my passwords?

Asked by ingvar6 11 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox does not start anymore. Only error sound is played

Nach Englisch (US) Hello people, unfortunately since today I can't use Firefox anymore. Every time I want to start the program, an error sound comes up and nothing else … (funda kabanzi)

Nach Englisch (US) Hello people,

unfortunately since today I can't use Firefox anymore. Every time I want to start the program, an error sound comes up and nothing else happens.

There is no error message, no crash log, nothing. Just an error tone and Firefox does not open.

I have already uninstalled Firefox 10 times and also restarted the PC 10 times. Have also deleted the registry and once completely everything from Firefox. Even the profiles, just everything.

I even deleted programs that were on at the same time as Firefox when the error first occurred.

What should I do :(?

Greetings and thanks in advance!

Asked by franz23 11 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 11 izinyanga ezidlule