Windows 10: HELP - Firefox and Windows 10

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  1. jds63's Avatar
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       16 May 2016 #21

    Shlaymeh said: View Post
    As I said - it happens on that site quite rarely - perhaps one in 10 times I try to open it.
    In post #18 you said that site did happen a lot and as Edwin asked to give him one that does so, so he can try to replicate your issue. Which i had tried a bit on that site with only one pop up as you stated. So if it is not that site that much then try giving ones that it does happen more.

    As said before sites doing similar issues like this are usually exploit sites and also redirect you to ads (pop ups). I am not saying this is definite for yours but does sound very similar to what i know and sometimes can be unsafe causing possible infection to a PC.

    Did you mention other browsers did this or they are fine with these same sites ?
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  2.    16 May 2016 #22

    jds63 said: View Post
    In post #18 you said that site did happen a lot and as Edwin asked to give him one that does so, so he can try to replicate your issue. Which i had tried a bit on that site with only one pop up as you stated. So if it is not that site that much then try giving ones that it does happen more.

    As said before sites doing similar issues like this are usually exploit sites and also redirect you to ads (pop ups). I am not saying this is definite for yours but does sound very similar to what i know and sometimes can be unsafe causing possible infection to a PC.

    Did you mention other browsers did this or they are fine with these same sites ?
    That site does in fact produce the anomaly occasionally as I mentioned and not constantly as I mentioned - I do have issues with unwanted advertising pop-ups but that is not the issue. Also as mentioned, no site produces the anamoly consistently or even often. But when it happens it is extremely anoying. The problem is with multiple up to twenty identical unwanted pop-ups as mentioned. Seeing how difficult it is to identify the problem - I am now setting up Chrome to use instead of firefox and will check if the windows ten affect those sites there too
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  3. jds63's Avatar
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       17 May 2016 #23

    Shlaymeh said: View Post
    That site does in fact produce the anomaly occasionally as I mentioned and not constantly as I mentioned - I do have issues with unwanted advertising pop-ups but that is not the issue. Also as mentioned, no site produces the anamoly consistently or even often. But when it happens it is extremely anoying. The problem is with multiple up to twenty identical unwanted pop-ups as mentioned. Seeing how difficult it is to identify the problem - I am now setting up Chrome to use instead of firefox and will check if the windows ten affect those sites there too
    I would try another browser to see if same issue happens as Windows 10 has 2 other browsers Edge and Internet Explorer you can try.
    These issues are most likely due to the sites you are visiting. How are more typical sites you visit, example say Online retailers ? I believe it is not every site you go to online this happens.

    I can not speak more on ad blocking as it is a rule here, Rule # 13 https://www.tenforums.com/misc.php?do=showrules
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       17 May 2016 #24

    Rocky said: View Post
    From reading through this whole thread it sounds to me like it could be a mouse problem. Check the batteries if it is a wireless mouse and check the driver to see if it is up to date.
    Rocky, and OP, funny you should mention the mouse and batteries. Sometimes, with wireless mouse, static can trigger the dongle to think you did something you did not. It's happened to me several times. I just clean off the bottom of the mouse with an anti-static cloth and wipe the pad, and it goes away for quite a while. Just a thought, I've seen weirder things!
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  5.    17 May 2016 #25

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Rocky, and OP, funny you should mention the mouse and batteries. Sometimes, with wireless mouse, static can trigger the dongle to think you did something you did not. It's happened to me several times. I just clean off the bottom of the mouse with an anti-static cloth and wipe the pad, and it goes away for quite a while. Just a thought, I've seen weirder things!
    In order for that to be relevant for my situation (please do read the thread) It would have to be a mouse and not a touch pad - On any OS and not only Windows 10 On any browers and not only firefox On any site and not only the ones I mentioned - All the time and not only occasionally.

    BTW - I tried using Chrome for a day and it did NOT happen at all - BUT - I really dislike using Chrome for a bunch of reasons and problems . (I could get used to and solve those differences but I really do not want to have to )

    SOOOOOOOOOOO - I am left with the same problem on Firefox and frustratedddddddddddddddddddd.
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  6.    17 May 2016 #26

    Hi.
    I know how you feel - I am an avid Firefox user, and absolutely hate the thought of switching browsers. I read through the thread and didn't see any mention of starting FF in Safe Mode - have you done that?
    Troubleshoot Firefox issues using Safe Mode | Firefox Help

    There's also the RESET function (mentioned in the same link).
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       18 May 2016 #27

    Shlaymeh said: View Post
    In order for that to be relevant for my situation (please do read the thread) It would have to be a mouse and not a touch pad - On any OS and not only Windows 10 On any browers and not only firefox On any site and not only the ones I mentioned - All the time and not only occasionally.

    BTW - I tried using Chrome for a day and it did NOT happen at all - BUT - I really dislike using Chrome for a bunch of reasons and problems . (I could get used to and solve those differences but I really do not want to have to )

    SOOOOOOOOOOO - I am left with the same problem on Firefox and frustratedddddddddddddddddddd.
    Ok, I have read the thread, again. I am not in the habit of posting without first reading, and I see no mention of a touchpad. I was simply pointing out that static, from whatever source, can be an issue. Touchpad, mouse, joystick, keyboard, anything. I'm sorry you are having such unusual problems with FF on your system, it is very rare, indeed. Hope you find a solution.
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  8.    18 May 2016 #28

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Ok, I have read the thread, again. I am not in the habit of posting without first reading, and I see no mention of a touchpad. I was simply pointing out that static, from whatever source, can be an issue. Touchpad, mouse, joystick, keyboard, anything. I'm sorry you are having such unusual problems with FF on your system, it is very rare, indeed. Hope you find a solution.
    I agree. And, I seldom use a laptop WITHOUT a mouse, as I cannot stand touchpads. So I think your suggestion was completely relevant.
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  9.    18 May 2016 #29

    simrick said: View Post
    I agree. And, I seldom use a laptop WITHOUT a mouse, as I cannot stand touchpads. So I think your suggestion was completely relevant.

    I actually only use a laptop with a mouse. I thought that a lot of people my age did that.
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       18 May 2016 #30

    Rocky said: View Post
    I actually only use a laptop with a mouse. I thought that a lot of people my age did that.
    My wife and I use mice with our Notebooks, actually shop for those that have a switch or key combination used to turn the touchpad off. It's mostly about the sensitivity of the touchpad and out thumbs creating actions either unseen or inappropriate causing re-dos/lost productivity. I use a few Bluetooth mice on my Notebooks with the adapter, quite convenient for those with only one or two USB ports.
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