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Firefox Slow Loading - Disgraceful

I love Firefox but it has a market share of just around 7% and is even lower than Edge (which is terrible IMO). Chrome has the most users at around 65%. Although Firefox… (read more)

I love Firefox but it has a market share of just around 7% and is even lower than Edge (which is terrible IMO). Chrome has the most users at around 65%.

Although Firefox is a much better browser, the perception for many is that Chrome is better due to much faster browser loading. I have Chrome and Firefox installed on Windows 11 with the same extensions and Chrome loads my home page in 2 sec whereas Firefox takes 7 sec to load. Even after deleting all cookies, cache and web history, Firefox still takes 7 sec to load my home page.

It's great to prioritize security, flexibility etc and I love these aspects of Firefox, but by not doing something to improve the awful loading times, you are leaving users with the impression that Firefox is inferior and LOSING the browser battle.

Asked by Potterd123 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Potterd123 7 minutes ago

Yahoo Mail

The last update a few days ago has caused Yahoo mail to not work properly. I tried using it on two others browsers & it works fine. I can't check or delete or move an… (read more)

The last update a few days ago has caused Yahoo mail to not work properly. I tried using it on two others browsers & it works fine. I can't check or delete or move any emails. Can I get a link to the last version of Firefox?

Asked by kevinbore 1 hour ago

Last reply by kevinbore 43 minutes ago

Tab crashes on reinstalled, updated FF, clean profile

I removed firefox fully. New profile. Disables all addons. Set the strict to standard. Still tab crashes. No idea what could be the cause? Reports below. https://crash-st… (read more)

Asked by jeroen.coelen 4 hours ago

Firefox steals keyboard input when audio changes

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback win… (read more)

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback window often steals keyboard focus. So if I'm typing in another window, I'm interrupted. Very annoying. It happens on at least youtube, navidrome, and jellyfin.

I've found a few others reporting similar issues that suggest setting `mozilla.widget.raise-on-setfocus` to `false` - but this doesn't work for me. How can I figure out what's triggering this keyboard steal so I can fix it?

I'm using firefox esr 102.7.0esr, but it's been happening for a while. I've tried the debian builds and the official firefox.com builds, same behavior. Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by rvandegrift23 4 hours ago

Entering an ASCII Special Character

I use PhraseExpress to insert an em-dash {asc 0151} for me. It works in all applications except Thunderbird. It used to work fine until a recent Thunderbird update. … (read more)

I use PhraseExpress to insert an em-dash {asc 0151} for me. It works in all applications except Thunderbird.

It used to work fine until a recent Thunderbird update. Now, instead of entering the em-dash, it enters a line break followed by the em-dash and followed by an additional line break.

What can I do to restore this to the way it used to work in Thunderbird?

Asked by BillTreloar 7 hours ago

Last reply by BillTreloar 5 hours ago

All my tabs are gone

Hi! I recently closed Firefox like I do every single day, and when I came back all of my tabs were gone. A folder appeard on my desktop with, what i pressume, is the file… (read more)

Hi! I recently closed Firefox like I do every single day, and when I came back all of my tabs were gone. A folder appeard on my desktop with, what i pressume, is the files for the previous session. I moved the files from the sessionstore-backups folder to the Firefox profile folder and nothing happened. Can someone please help me?

Thanks!

Asked by cookingfortwo 8 hours ago

Message Filters Freezes

Hi, Message filters tool freezes. 1) I click on Tools\Message Filters. 2) TB shows the Message Filters dialog. 3) I select an existing filter. 4) I click on Edit.. 5) Mes… (read more)

Hi,

Message filters tool freezes.

1) I click on Tools\Message Filters. 2) TB shows the Message Filters dialog. 3) I select an existing filter. 4) I click on Edit.. 5) Message Filters dialog freezes. 6) I have to End Task Thunderbird from Task Manager.

I just upgraded to the latest TB: 102.7.0. Windows 10 with all latest updates. 1316 filters (yeah, I have a lot of filters.)

The freezing of the Message Filters dialog happened in the recent previous versions of TB.

I love TB and have been using it for many years. But, I'm getting a ton of emails these days and I dearly need to setup new filters and edit existing filters. I may need to consider moving to another email software app if I can't get the Message Filters to work.

Thanks, Ed

Asked by Ed.Swartz 1 week ago

Last reply by Ed.Swartz 8 hours ago

The last firefox update ruined my firefox browser

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until th… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until the speeddial finally loads, and the speeddial addon refuses to come up for at least 5 minutes, I can't log into Dropbox even with the speeddial up and running because the capcha won't popup...and on and on.

What in the world has been done to it? I'm using another browser just to contact support.

Asked by joyce.greer2 18 hours ago

Last reply by joyce.greer2 9 hours ago

Right click paste has disappeared

Hiya, I'm hoping someone here may be able to help. I originally posted on the microsoft website but they were unable to help and said I should report to Firefox. I'm not … (read more)

Hiya, I'm hoping someone here may be able to help. I originally posted on the microsoft website but they were unable to help and said I should report to Firefox. I'm not sure how to do that so I'm hoping posting on here will get me an answer. I'm also unsure how to add a link to the forum I was using so have done a screen shot. Hopefully thats ok

Asked by RedQueenie 1 day ago

Last reply by RedQueenie 9 hours ago

It takes several minutes for browser to load

Firefox updated today. Right after, I noticed that my Group Speed Dial took several minutes to load everytime I launched the browser or opened a new tab. After several mi… (read more)

Firefox updated today. Right after, I noticed that my Group Speed Dial took several minutes to load everytime I launched the browser or opened a new tab. After several minutes the browser would load and the tabs were fine. While the browser was loading I also couldn't open the Tools menu and click on anything. Nothing would come up. I've already cleared out my cache, etc. but it hasn't helped. Can you help?

Asked by joyce.greer2 1 day ago

Firefox hangs up

Firefox now sometimes seems to hang on some favourite sites: Task Manager reveals up to 24 tabs/windows open (the number in parentheses after the app name) and Disk C is … (read more)

Firefox now sometimes seems to hang on some favourite sites: Task Manager reveals up to 24 tabs/windows open (the number in parentheses after the app name) and Disk C is 100% active. It can stay this way for ten minutes with no change on the monitor and mouse clicks do nothing. If you kill Firefox via Task Manager and try to restart, you can get a splash screen that it's still running and do I want to close it. Sure enough, there's seven line items for Firefox in Task Manager. I use Trend Micro as anti-virus software but I can't figure out what the problem is. Any ides? (I've updated my version of Firefox repeatedly. 'Richard Corbet

Asked by rcorbet 1 day ago

Slow loading when signing in through google, and other functions

When I try to use the sign in through google function (such as the popup created by soundcloud or third party clients, like the Riot Games launcher), as well as just sign… (read more)

When I try to use the sign in through google function (such as the popup created by soundcloud or third party clients, like the Riot Games launcher), as well as just signing into google normally, the page prompting me for my email loads fine. However, when I provide my email, regardless of account, loading the prompt for my password takes a very long time, ~1-2 minutes. The page just spins infinitely, doesn't show any considerable usage in firefox's task manager, and doesn't give any errors in the process. The problem doesn't happen in another web browser, such as chrome. What's strange is that, AFAIK, the only two processes affected are the google login, and amazon checkout. I can hit the checkout button on amazon, but the page will simply load eternally. If I look at amazon through other means, such as my phone, I can see that the order I just checked out HAS been created and paid for, but firefox is caught on something and never loads the order complete page. Other logins and loading processes are not affected. Some (I have been trying to fix this for days and cannot remember all) of the troubleshooting steps I've taken are- -Manually removing all extensions -Disabling Window's Defender's browser protection -Running Firefox in safe mode -Completely refreshing firefox, wiping all settings, cookies, cache, and logins -Disabling tracking protection (although the indicator shield shows no activity on google's sites) -Double checking the cross-site cookie protocol (I've had the automatic five-exception set up, and have never been prompted about it before -Given the nature of the sites with issues (google, youtube, and amazon) I even checked for evidence of the Trojan mentioned here to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-show-spinning-wheel-never-finish-load

Asked by rileyflack123 1 day ago

gmail loading issue

It is a struggle to log into gmail. Once I manage to get into gmail and start opening messages, it hangs on loading and eventually I receive an error message such as "Oo… (read more)

It is a struggle to log into gmail. Once I manage to get into gmail and start opening messages, it hangs on loading and eventually I receive an error message such as "Oops ... the system encountered a problem (#001) or another version is (#2003) and often end up with the message, "The conversation you requested could not be loaded. I have cleared cache and cookies, refreshed the firefox browser, and within my profile I have renamed cookies.sqlite. I don't have an extensions turned on. I also tried about.config to switch the value from true to false for security.tis.enable_0rtt-data. I am working on Windows 10 desk top and I am able to open gmail okay in chrome. I recently switched to Verizon Fios - I don't know if that is related or not. Also opening gmail in private viewing does not change anything and opening it in safe mode has not changed anything. Would anyone have any suggestions?

Asked by janeparry 1 day ago

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… (read more)

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 2 days ago

Last reply by uraneaumbre 1 day ago

Firefox Color Hanging Up The Browser

We have heard it before that the Addons can interfere with the proper functioning of Firefox. If there is a problem, than one of the first things to consider is to run Fi… (read more)

We have heard it before that the Addons can interfere with the proper functioning of Firefox. If there is a problem, than one of the first things to consider is to run Firefox without the Addons. What seems to be happening is that with each new version of Firefox, there is the possibility that one of the Addons will become problematic. The Addon called "Firefox Color" would hang up the Firefox Browser when it was first opened. I have the Bar on top set to certain shade of Blue, and the Browser would start with the wrong color and takes several minutes for the right color to appear. Meanwhile the browser would be hung up and non functional. I would wait several minutes and could not browse. Firefox was waiting for something to initiate and became nonfunctional during that period. After several minutes I would shut Firefox and reopen, and get that ANNOYING MESSAGE... Firefox is still open. So I am trying again and again to get the Firefox to enable, and finally the Bar on top changes to the selected shade of Blue and is working again. So what did I do? I disabled "Firefox Color". So I no longer have that problem.

Asked by PF 1 day ago

Firefox takes a long time to start up and becomes unresponsive frequently.

Firefox takes a long time to start up and becomes unresponsive frequently. I have tried disabling extensions, clearing cache and cookies, but the problem still persists. … (read more)

Firefox takes a long time to start up and becomes unresponsive frequently. I have tried disabling extensions, clearing cache and cookies, but the problem still persists. What other troubleshooting steps can I try to resolve this issue?

Asked by hafizanas.pk6 1 day ago

Faceboo Container extension is stopping all access to Facebook

The Facebook cCotainer etension now longer works and stops any access to Facebook on a laptop. I have had to disable to get any access on laptop. As you get access and … (read more)

The Facebook cCotainer etension now longer works and stops any access to Facebook on a laptop. I have had to disable to get any access on laptop. As you get access and try to turn the extension back on you are locked out of Facebook.

Asked by hamiltonclive 1 day ago