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logins & passwords?

WTF Happened to 90% of my logins & passwords? I just updated Firefox to the new Beta version and now all I have are 8 f-ing logins & passwords. I had over 80! Ho… (funda kabanzi)

WTF Happened to 90% of my logins & passwords? I just updated Firefox to the new Beta version and now all I have are 8 f-ing logins & passwords. I had over 80! How do I get them back? I have never had this issue before, please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Asked by rjspear 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Developer Edition Constantly "Not Responding"

Hello Awesome Firefox Community, For the past week, my Firefox Developer Edition has been consnatly freezing, "not responding," yet, not crashing. I have implemented jus… (funda kabanzi)

Hello Awesome Firefox Community,

For the past week, my Firefox Developer Edition has been consnatly freezing, "not responding," yet, not crashing.

I have implemented just about every troubleshooting fix I've found on the support pages, but the issue persists.

Same thing is happening to my Mozilla Thunderbird.

Anyone has a trick up their sleeve for this one? It's counterproductive for work, slowing my performance down quite a bit.

Thanks in advance.

DG

Asked by Diana G. 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Remove search history from URL bar?

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously … (funda kabanzi)

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously to show up, in the order of most frequently visited. It used to do that until a few hours ago. Now instead I get previous search results and bookmarked sites only. Can I change it back to its previous function or will I have to revert to an older version of Firefox?

eta: I figured out how to get the websites to show again, but I still don't want the search history showing up.

Asked by girlyskin 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by girlyskin 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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50% speed download in Firefox DE 78.0b6

Latest version of Firefox (open normal or without add-ons) with many test in differents velocity test pages is 50% than other Browsers with 100% with 600 Mbps. Example in… (funda kabanzi)

Latest version of Firefox (open normal or without add-ons) with many test in differents velocity test pages is 50% than other Browsers with 100% with 600 Mbps.

Example in Speedtest.net:

Firefox Developer Edition 78.0b6 (64bit) ==> Internet Velocity 50% (10 times) Ping ms: 2 Download Mbps: 336.35 Upload Mbps: 287.59

Other Browsers, Chrome, IE, Eddge ==> Internet Velocity 100% (10 times) Microsoft Edge Versión 85.0.544.0 Ping ms: 2 Download Mbps: 567.01 Upload Mbps: 634.40


OS Windows 10 64 updated

Asked by jsdcorreo 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jsdcorreo 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox Slowing Down

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use … (funda kabanzi)

After some time of use Firefox start to lag. Finally websites barely open. I tried EVERYTHING and ONLY restarting Firefox works. After restart all is good again... I use VPN.

Asked by lecho9 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Code in stead of pictures reading newspaper

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)... As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to b… (funda kabanzi)

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)...

As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to be the case when the newspaper uses photos imported from Twitter or an other external source?

Emptying cache (and again and again...) cannot be the solution though?

Thank U!

Asked by john.bruggeman1 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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I can't open my web page with firefox with the other browsers if

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not dis… (funda kabanzi)

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not displayed. My page is www.sividev.com and I only see an error in the console that does not appear in other browsers Uncaught TypeError: this.scrollPosMouse is not a function

   init https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:137
   <anonymous> https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:17596
   jQuery 8.

This page uses the non-standard "zoom" property. Consider using calc () in the relevant property values, or using "transform" together with "transform-origin: 0 0".

Asked by ehsv1988 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Fonts, Resources and Scrolling

Hi everyone. I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves. I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit … (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone.

I've got a couple of (not so) small pet peeves.

I'm somewhat used to Chromium based browsers - in particular, I've been quite close with the Brave for a bit now. It's beginning to crumble in my eyes, ever since the somewhat unpleasant incident happened, with people discovering that the Brave team has been injecting their own affiliate links into the sites of different cryptocurrency exchanges, without any prior notice. Anyhow, I digress.

I like Firefox. I like the fact that I can keep all of my passwords safe behind one master password. I like the customization features that Firefox can showcase. I'm not particularly thrilled with 10 different versions of what's supposed to be, as it seems, just one product - from Firefox to Firefox Developer Edition, to Firefox Nightly, Firefox Focus, Firefox Entreprise, but I can understand why they seem to coexist together as one whole. I like the mission that the team of Firefox aligns itself with and I'd love to be able to contribute to it. And for me, contribution to anything starts with becoming a fan myself.

Unfortunately, I've got a couple of things that keep tripping me up. I'm using Windows 10. I've got Firefox installed. I've configured it to my liking. And yet I keep going back to Brave, after every single attempt to remain on Firefox only.

There are 3 reasons why.

1) WTF is wrong with the fonts?

I've configured Brave and Firefox to have the exact same font preferences.

Same fonts. Same size. Same settings.

Same website, for the sake of an example:

https://www.zipcon.net/~swhite/docs/computers/browsers/fonttest.html

Brave paints fonts normally. I don't know why, but it does.

https://i.imgur.com/RSJuzcU.png

Firefox displays the exact same text. But bolder. Jaggier. And uglier.

https://i.imgur.com/xRIr1n1.png

Showing them separetely won't help much, so here's a side-by-side comparison.

https://i.imgur.com/zxQjWE1.png

If it looks the same to you, try to open the images in a new tab and looking at them at full, 100% resolution.

What is true for this site is true for any other application. What looks quite pretty and smooth in Brave looks bolder, heavier, "in your face", rugged, ugly, jaggy in Firefox - and I have no clue what to do about it. I've tried playing with about:config for days and days - nothing changes, no matter which font_rendering mode I pick. I've tried to play with extensions - they have no effect. I've tried to disable hardware acceleration. It does nothing. Fonts in Firefox keep looking like something, made for displays of 2000. Not 2020. If there's anything you can recommend me here - I'd be very grateful.

P.S. Tried and tested on both Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition. Nothing changes.

2) WTH is wrong with RAM consumption?

I remember reading somewhere a whole lot of articles, claiming that Chrome (and Chromium based browsers, therefore?) loves to keep as much RAM to itself as possible. While Firefox, on the other hand, is much lighter on resources. As much as I'd like to believe it to be true, my observations tell me the exact opposite.

Here's a screenshot from the Task Manager of Brave and Firefox with the same tabs and websites opened.

https://i.imgur.com/omhswRZ.png

Compared to Brave, Firefox consistently holds 2 to 5 times as much RAM. Furthermore, it's much more active in terms of CPU load as well, making the task manager claim that the electricity consumption is much higher for Firefox than it is for Brave.

I'd love to know why.

But I'd love even more for Firefox to simply be (a lot) less greedy when it comes to resources.

The fact that the extension library for Firefox is already much more reduced, compared to what's available for Chromium based platforms, I see very little sense in using Firefox if, in addition to making the websites I've gotten used to - uglier, it requires more RAM and CPU power in order to do so. There's just no point.

3) What's the deal with the freezing every X scrolls?

I don't like making these comparisons. I don't want to make these comparisons. I'd love to be able to say with confidence "Firefox rules! Everything else can be dumped."

Instead, however, I'm typing this text, to say that every 5 or 10 "smooth" scrolls on Firefox inevitably produce a not-so-critical, but oh-so-much-annoying lag, where the page that's supposed to scroll smoothly momentarily freezes and then jumps in one go to the next place, totally ruining what's supposed to be a completely "smooth" scrolling "experience".

I've tried disabling hardware acceleration here as well. Does nothing. Tried to play with setting. Doesn't help.

I tried to disable the smooth scrolling feature altogether. In addition to make the browsing experience more unpleasant, it becomes even more painful, as the scrolls that are supposed to be regular and continuous, moving the page up or down in regular intervals of time, happen to suddenly freeze once again and they try to "recover" the lost ground by "pushing" the page forcefully in the direction of the scroll. This is just painful. Brave doesn't have these issues. Chrome doesn't have these issues. Vivaldi is perfectly smooth. What's the deal with scrolling on Firefox?

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If anyone can guide me here to solve all of the issues I've just described - once and for all, I'll be genuinely grateful. I've tried to find solutions to these problems over and over. And either I didn't find any answer that could help solve these problems even slightly, or I found somewhat amusing, to me, answers directly in the Firefox's wiki - asking, for instance, to simply "Restart Firefox" when it becomes too much of a hog for RAM: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram

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Firefox may use more system resources if it's left open for long periods of time. A workaround for this is to periodically restart Firefox. You can configure Firefox to save your tabs and windows so that when you start it again, you can start where you left off. See Restore previous session - Configure when Firefox shows your most recent tabs and windows for details.

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I am sorry, but what kind of BS is that? It "may use more system resources"? And it may not? Who's in the charge of this? What makes it impossible to look further into this, and make sure there's no need for any "workaround"s? Is it impossible to program it once and for all to avoid using more resources, especially when it remains perfectly still? Because I've seen it myself going from 1'200 MB in RAM to 2'400 MB in RAM - WITHOUT ME DOING ANYTHING. AT ALL. Is it impossible to fix? With all the manpower that Mozilla possesses? Is it such a low priority? Or is it just my PC having fun at making Firefox resource greediness go out of hand?

...

Pardon me, I had to let this out. I genuinely want to use Firefox. I feel much more emotionally connected to your browser than to any other, guys.

But I don't want to experience pain each and every time I use it.

The ugly fonts are not pleasant to look at. And they distract me from my work.

The RAM consumption makes the whole experience heavier. And it bothers the heck out of me. I don't want to restart Firefox just for "workarounds". If I have to restart it, I want it to be for a valid reason. Not because it "just so happens" that the browser "may use more system resources" (with a dropped "than necessary" at the end) - and no one even bothers to fix it.

Finally, I don't want to get distracted by lagged scrolling. If I'm browsing the page, I want to be focused on the content. Not on what my browser is doing. And as of now, every time I use Firefox, I'm forced to think of why is the screen not moving up or down the way I expect it to, instead of thinking about what is on this screen.

If there's anything you can advise me, please do.

If you feel the need to troubleshoot this further, I'm willing to provide as much data as I can.

If these issues pertain only to my system, then the bug is on my machine - and I'd be happy to fix as soon as possible before switching full-time to Firefox once and for all.

Going through the support tickets though, it appears I might not be the only one. And if this is the case, perhaps a more deep investigation into the current Firefox experience, at least pertaining to modern machines, running Windows - might be necessary.

Asked by Bruce William Collins 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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3 dot menu is missing from the address bar

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button. It appears norm… (funda kabanzi)

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button.

It appears normally when my computer auto connects from hyperlinks, shortcuts, etc.

Asked by anvil-head 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Eve 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Implement SegmentHeap to reduce memory usage.

Hi, I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox? https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-wi… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox?

https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-windows-10/

Thanks!

Asked by Mark 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by TyDraniu 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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"App Mode" feature does not work.

Hello, I want to report a bug with Firefox. If there are some special letters in the title of the page, "App Mode" feature does not work some special letters is ">", "… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I want to report a bug with Firefox. If there are some special letters in the title of the page, "App Mode" feature does not work some special letters is ">", "/", "?", "|", ":", "<" Please watch the below video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1nPV6XVPRg Thanks.

Asked by Muhammad Hussein Ammari 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Muhammad Hussein Ammari 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (funda kabanzi)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Vallode 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (funda kabanzi)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by TyDraniu 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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cannot add search engine to Firefox Developper Edition

Hello, I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted inform… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted information of your web browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0.

Your use Macintosh and Firefox. However, your Firefox isn't updated. If you'd like to install OpenSearch plug-in to Firefox, you need to update Firefox.

Same trying to add a new search engine with Mycroft Project doesn't work. I have the latest update of Firefox Developper Edition (78.0b9 (64 bits) Mac). How to do this, please help ? Thank you.

Asked by jeanantogul 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by TyDraniu 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Google search is pegging my location without consent

I see this in firefox about:config https://www.googleapis.com/geolocation/v1/geolocate?key=%GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY% Google search is accessing my location. Exam… (funda kabanzi)

I see this in firefox about:config

https://www.googleapis.com/geolocation/v1/geolocate?key=%GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY%

Google search is accessing my location. Example Search: Homes Results are showing all realty sites as Homes in Washington Twp. But DuckDuck Go, and Startpage.com yield google results too. The same realty sites are NOT showing Washington Twp, but homes for sale. I want choose my area code on these sites directly.

I believe it has something to do with the GOOGLE_LOCATION_SERVICE_API_KEY in the about:config. It seemed pretty obvious. I'm familiar with about:config. I just want to stop google, and any other search or site, from accessing any data that pertains to me.

Asked by TOR 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Right-click menu white text and gray background

Problem: right-click menu text is white (disabled menu item is gray) and background is light gray Tried: - I do not have userchrome.css - no changes in preferences >… (funda kabanzi)

Problem: right-click menu text is white (disabled menu item is gray) and background is light gray

Tried: - I do not have userchrome.css - no changes in preferences > fonts and colors - refresh firefox

- MacOS 10.15.5 with Dark appearance - Firefox Developer Edition 78.0b9

Asked by twnaing 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by yogyta kalwar 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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cannot get firefox to start, want to find out why

Dear mozilla community, I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did: remove and reinstall (apt) rename ~/.mozilla to trigge… (funda kabanzi)

Dear mozilla community,

I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did:

  • remove and reinstall (apt)
  • rename ~/.mozilla to trigger recreation
  • start using the command line
  • start in safe mode

The only symptoms are <defunct> processes (see screenshot).

I need more information to find out what went wrong. Where can I find this?


Details

  • apt
  • firefox_78.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb
  • Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Asked by eim_92 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Getting 403 Access Denied on https://www.lowes.com/

When I put https://www.lowes.com/ into the URL bar in Firefox 78 on Windows 10 I get: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this se… (funda kabanzi)

When I put https://www.lowes.com/ into the URL bar in Firefox 78 on Windows 10 I get:

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server. Reference #18.a92b5dcc.1593486018.1fbf37a9

This site works OK on IE and Edge. I have these exstensions: Adblock Plus Facebook Container HTTPS Everywhere New Tab Override NoScript

I have the site set as Trusted in NoScript.

In Developer Tools/Network the two resources show as Status 403, but nothing is showing as blocked (red text).

Am I doing something wrong?

TIA Tom

Asked by tlemaire2 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 9 izinyanga ezidlule