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Firefox crashes and can't use the existing profile when relaunching

Over the past week I've had this error popup a few times when Firefox is launched: "You've launched an older version of Firefox. Using an older version of Firefox can cor… (funda kabanzi)

Over the past week I've had this error popup a few times when Firefox is launched:

"You've launched an older version of Firefox. Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this installation of Firefox."

I haven't yet spotted a pattern, but the most recent time it happened, I had the browser already open and either opened a new window or clicked Firefox in my start menu. The new window showed my homepage (blank tab) but was unresponsive: I couldn't type into the address bar, click a bookmark, or even close the window. The existing window was fine, so I closed that but had to kill Firefox in Task Manager.

When I relaunched Firefox, I got the above error message. Luckily I use Sync, so my many bookmarks are backed up. But of course all cookies have been deleted, so I have to login to websites again.

Firefox is up-to-date (84.0.1, 64-bit) and running on Windows 10 Enterprise. I even uninstalled, cleared out the data in AppData\Roaming\Mozilla (plus Local and LocalLow), and reinstalled.

As I said, this has happened a few times over the last week (3 or 4?) and is starting to get annoying now!

Any ideas? Thanks!

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YouTube not working properly on Firefox

Been having this issue for the last few weeks where Firefox just won't load YouTube properly. In particular, livestreams won't play, chat always show as "disconnected fro… (funda kabanzi)

Been having this issue for the last few weeks where Firefox just won't load YouTube properly. In particular, livestreams won't play, chat always show as "disconnected from chat" and I can't even access the profile menu (clicking on my profile pic on the top left just shows a loading icon forever).

Tried the following without any luck: 1. Safemode 2. Clearing all cache 3. Refresh firefox (When I first did a refresh, it started working again, then I went to sleep and the next morning the same problem is back again)

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Side bar not loadin on Youtube.

It's been quite some time. The menu sidebar on YT is not loading. If I click on a "burger" menu button, it just opens blank sidebar. Also, thematic shortcuts on YT don't … (funda kabanzi)

It's been quite some time. The menu sidebar on YT is not loading. If I click on a "burger" menu button, it just opens blank sidebar. Also, thematic shortcuts on YT don't work either. The screen just greys out and nothing happens.

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Dragon NaturallySpeaking add on for Foxfire

I am disabled and cannot type, and colleges 100% online this year because of CovId 19. When I tried to download the add-on for Dragon naturally speaking the program I use… (funda kabanzi)

I am disabled and cannot type, and colleges 100% online this year because of CovId 19. When I tried to download the add-on for Dragon naturally speaking the program I use to write Foxfire says that it appears to be corrupted and will not allow me to download it. I know it's not corrupted because I have downloaded it from the same site for chrome. Can anybody tell me how to get around this problem? My sincerest thanks Kevin Arthur Cleveland

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Turn off built-in adblocker for certain sites?

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bi… (funda kabanzi)

I've noticed since FF has a built-in adblocker certain sites say I need to disable it to be able to submit a question, how do I do this? I'm using version 84.0.1 on 64-bit Windows Home (and made an exception for the site but I still get the error message). Thanks in advance.

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Down/up arrow key jumps pages instead of scrolling a few lines when reading pdf

Whenever I first open a pdf, the up/down arrows work as normal (they scroll a few lines at a time), but whenever I jump to a new chapter/section using the sidebar, the up… (funda kabanzi)

Whenever I first open a pdf, the up/down arrows work as normal (they scroll a few lines at a time), but whenever I jump to a new chapter/section using the sidebar, the up/down arrow keys just start to scroll one page at a time and I am unsure of how to fix this.

Below is a sample pdf in which this issue has occured.

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Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on… (funda kabanzi)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially
## Intro and context

Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue

I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled `web content` that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile1_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/MProfile2_Idle_1.22.2021.png

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Open_1.22.2021.png

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

https://github.com/seanpm2001/seanpm2001/blob/master/FFTechSupport/Jan22/FF_GF_Closed_1.22.2021.png

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

    1. System specs

Device: `Dell XPS 13 9XXX`

Operating system: `Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)`

Linux Kernel version: `5.4.0-48-generic`

Processor type: `Intel Core i5 10th generation`

Processor specs: `Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8`

Processor mode: `x64`

Desktop environment: `GNOME 3.36.1`

Windowing system: `X Desktop environment 11`

Memory: `7.4 GiB (8 GB)`

SWAP file: `2.0 GiB`

Firefox version: `84.0.1` - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: `61` - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

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video Error Code: 200001

I prefer to use Firefox but I constantly get errors Error Code: 200001 trying to play video in all Firefox and updates. This NEVER happens in BRAVE? 84.0.1 AMD A8, HP, w… (funda kabanzi)

I prefer to use Firefox but I constantly get errors Error Code: 200001 trying to play video in all Firefox and updates. This NEVER happens in BRAVE?

84.0.1 AMD A8, HP, win10 pro 1909, 8g ram

any ideas?

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My website is live, but Firefox won't show it

My website, www.bluecollaru.com www.bluecollaru.com has been verified live in MS Edge, and by GoDaddy And it's verified it's live on Chrome for Android and by isitdownri… (funda kabanzi)

My website, www.bluecollaru.com www.bluecollaru.com has been verified live in MS Edge, and by GoDaddy And it's verified it's live on Chrome for Android and by isitdownrightnow.com

This happened just last night. If I type the URL directly into the Firefox address bar I get this message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.bluecollaru.com."

I have cleared cache, cookies, history, cleared the Managed WP site cache, had GoDaddy clear the global cache, I've rebooted router and WiFi, I have disabled all plugins, allowed cookies (although my site doesn't use cookies) I get the same error in Private Mode.

I can do a Google search and the site comes up - I click on the name and it works just fine.

Anything I haven't done?

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Everytime I put anything in the Google search box in the middle of the screen I get "Secure Connection Failed Error Message." It doesn't matter what site i search for. I even tried to search "CNN" and it still gave me "Secure connection Error". But if I put "CNN" in the web browser then I get connected with no problem.

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Firefox tries saving all JPEG files as .jif.

For the past few days, my browser has started trying to save all JPEG files, regardless of their actual fire extension, as .jif. (see attached photo) I have not changed a… (funda kabanzi)

For the past few days, my browser has started trying to save all JPEG files, regardless of their actual fire extension, as .jif. (see attached photo) I have not changed anything that should have done that, and cannot seem to change it back. Any help would be much appreciated!

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Hello world,

I'm writing from France. I cannot reach this site : www.jerusalem.muni.il It's the site of the municipality of Jerusalem, very very generic... The error message of (all) my browser is PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR My Mozilla is up to date. Any help ? Thanks by advance (it's for answering a job offer on this site, in hebrew) Eric

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so i got a new PC and decided after years of using chrome and it causing too many issues i would try firefox as my browser, however when i try to login to my amazon accou… (funda kabanzi)

so i got a new PC and decided after years of using chrome and it causing too many issues i would try firefox as my browser, however when i try to login to my amazon account on there once i type my account email address and click continue the page just loads forever and never changes just a constant ball bouncing left and right at the top of the tab

at this point i have tried clearing browsing data and the cache, tried reloading, tried restarting the PC, tried changing the security options from normal to strict to none and then back to normal refreshing amazon each time)

i have tried logging into amazon on microsoft edge AND chrome now and neither of those browsers have any issue with it

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I've read a lot of conflicting information on what to do about this error, and clearly waiting it out doesn't seem right since it appears to be entirely on my end. Restarting doesn't help, reinstalling Mozilla doesn't help, I'm out of ideas.

The website is responds to pings and appears to be online on other devices (just not my own), other websites work fine, so I'm completely lost.

Any information on what to do next, let me know.

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