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Fail message when sending questions on WEB sites.

Lately when I try to send a question by filling in a form on a web site I get some sort of fail message. The last one was a question about a product on Lowe's WEB site, … (funda kabanzi)

Lately when I try to send a question by filling in a form on a web site I get some sort of fail message. The last one was a question about a product on Lowe's WEB site, I got "Something went wrong please try again later". I did the same thing in Microsoft Edge and it went through.

Asked by MikeLP 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Custom links from orgnization dont give option like chrome does, Stopped working since firefox 79.0

My company have a shorthand for company links, known as go links. They are shorthand for long internal llinks so instead of typing full url we can just say go/jira, go/fi… (funda kabanzi)

My company have a shorthand for company links, known as go links. They are shorthand for long internal llinks so instead of typing full url we can just say go/jira, go/firefox etc.

In older version of firefox when I used to type such links, after finish typing "go/" It used to give option to open as url not a Google search but in recent release it doesn't give me that option anymore but instead directly goes to Google search which is super annoying.

Chrome handles this very well as its been three years to switch to firefox I really dont want to switch back to Chrome but this feature will kind of forcing me to move back as firefox making things harder.

Hope attached screenshots will help.

Thank you!.

Asked by Piyush 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Standard8 1 isonto elidlule

Trying to transfer my old Firefox setup from a dead Windows 7 PC to a new Windows 10 PC (Old HDD is intact).

Ok so this really has me pulling my hair out. My old laptop died the other day and so I bought a new one and put my old drive in an enclosure. I had my Firefox heavily … (funda kabanzi)

Ok so this really has me pulling my hair out. My old laptop died the other day and so I bought a new one and put my old drive in an enclosure. I had my Firefox heavily customised (over the past eight years) and I don't know how to transfer it over. It used to be that I would just copy the users over and everything would be cool (XP to W7 didn't give me this problem) but it's not working this time. My guess is that it's because my old laptop used Windows 7 Ultimate x64. My desktop monster uses Windows 10 Pro but this new laptop uses Windows 10 Home (which is just awful compared to Pro) so there's probably an issue with how the user profiles are handled. I didn't have a Firefox account because I didn't want every machine I use to have the same Firefox setup. This was because my desktop and laptop are used for different purposes entirely.

Does anyone know how to import the settings from a Windows 7 profile to a Windows 10 profile? So far, I've had no luck whatsoever. Thanks!

Asked by avroarrow69 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 isonto elidlule

i lost my bookmarks

i change the windows and install new firefox and signin firefox to restore my all bookmarks but noting happend i had alot of book marks [essentional] but not happend . p… (funda kabanzi)

i change the windows and install new firefox and signin firefox to restore my all bookmarks but noting happend i had alot of book marks [essentional] but not happend . please help me . thanks alot .

Asked by borhani145 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 isonto elidlule

website won't load

Hello, over the past week, a website that always downloaded will not open. It's a problem with my laptop, not with the site itself or any other user. I've done everythi… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, over the past week, a website that always downloaded will not open. It's a problem with my laptop, not with the site itself or any other user. I've done everything the "help" articles suggest, but I still can't access the site. It's a job site, so it's imperative that I log back on. Any ideas?

Asked by beatlekris67 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Extensions

I own Adobe Acrobat Pro. But it does not show up in my Firefox Extensions as it used & as it does in Chrome. The online instructions said to go Firefox Customize Addi… (funda kabanzi)

I own Adobe Acrobat Pro. But it does not show up in my Firefox Extensions as it used & as it does in Chrome. The online instructions said to go Firefox Customize Additional Tools & Features & drag Adobe in to Firefox. But I cannot find Additional Tools & Features in Firefox. How do I make this extension function & see the Adobe Icon in the upper right icons on Firefox? thank you Jonathan Rose

Asked by jonathan.rose 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 isonto elidlule

synching/history problem

Hi! I've added a new device and am trying to synch it (my new laptop). My account shows everything synched (history, bookmarks, log-ins). However, none of my previous his… (funda kabanzi)

Hi!

I've added a new device and am trying to synch it (my new laptop). My account shows everything synched (history, bookmarks, log-ins). However, none of my previous history is showing up. None of my old bookmarks are visible.

Either something didn't work right with synching, or (much worse) all of my Firefox bookmarks, history, and log-ins have been lost. I have no way of knowing what the problem is, since everything shows as being correctly synched on my laptop when I view my Firefox account.

Please advise.

Thanks!

Jeff

Asked by jnielsonbbc 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 isonto elidlule

gmail sign

every time i open a new tab and search for something, i have to sign in. i tried everything. every tried deleting it and reinstalling it but it didn't work at all. … (funda kabanzi)

every time i open a new tab and search for something, i have to sign in. i tried everything. every tried deleting it and reinstalling it but it didn't work at all.

Asked by hitenderbhati8 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by FredMcD 2 emasontweni adlule

Shift+Ctrl+S doesn`t work

Hi! I'm trying to use Firefox Developer Edition. The instruction says that Developer tools is launched using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+S, but they launch ScreenSho… (funda kabanzi)

Hi! I'm trying to use Firefox Developer Edition. The instruction says that Developer tools is launched using the keyboard shortcut Shift+Ctrl+S, but they launch ScreenShot mode for me.

Asked by navrotsky.a 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by McCoy 3 emasontweni adlule

How to disable "Close Multiple Tabs" group on right-click tab

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, any… (funda kabanzi)

I am using firefox 79.0b6 and I found the new UI and UX which I think very disturbing because I can't click "Close other tabs" and "Close tabs to the right" directly, anyway here is the new UI and UX

Asked by yunus.efendin97 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 3 emasontweni adlule

Significantly higher FIrefox usage

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated) I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recent… (funda kabanzi)

This is my rig: www.bit.do/kanishkpc and I use the latest Firefox Beta (always updated)

I have been using Firefox without the kind of memory usage that I am seeing recently. With ~10/15 tabs open, my PC would never be troubled. The RAM usage wouldn't be at 90% but in the past few days (possibly because of a beta update?) I get 50% RAM usage (8GB) with 15 tabs. Yesterday concurrently loaded ~6 YouTube tabs caused a 90% usage from the app and I had to close it.

The RAM usage might seem normal but Firefox actually never uses that much RAM - or didn't earlier at least.

I used MalwareBytes a few days ago to do a malware scan and it found my PC clean. If I did have malware (I had a bit of scare earlier), how would I detect it?

Asked by Lance 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by FredMcD 1 inyanga edlule

[BUG] Reader view misses entire sections on bootcamp site https://www.theodinproject.com/

Eg. https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/web-development-101/lessons/how-this-course-will-work With reader view, entire introduction is missing. … (funda kabanzi)

Asked by fahd777 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Meskó Balázs 1 inyanga edlule

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?

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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 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by jscher2000 1 inyanga edlule