Windows 10: problems with Firefox and Chrome

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  1.    19 Mar 2018 #201

    Cerawy said: View Post
    Well i did the same steps in #189 again. Will give it a bit more time this time to see if FF automatically updates the out of date addons.
    Post #189: That's just supposed to silently update Firefox (program) without notification. The only noftification that you should get is when you have closed Firefox following a downloaded update - the next time you launch Firefox you get "firefox will start after installing updates" or similar. I don't remember the exact wording.

    Program updates and addon updates are not the same thing. Also some updates will never complete without a relaunch

    RE: Addons update.

    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True

    Use Addons Manager to check that each addon is set to update either default setting or on.

    Click the "More" button for each addon.

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    Check the setting:


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    Also check the last time an addon was updated by the developer. If not updated by the developer FF addons check will not result in any updates.


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  2.    19 Mar 2018 #202

    Callender said: View Post
    Check that extensions.update.enabled is set to True in about:config.

    and check that extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault is set to True

    Use a background service to install updates app.update.service.enabled True
    Seems like a lot of settings to enale just to make sure that your addons are going to update automatically, but i checked them and they are all set to true. I have also tried setting automatic updates to on instead of default, i will get back with the results.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 28 May 2018 at 12:56.
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  3.    20 Mar 2018 #203

    With a default installation update addons should check daily but there will be no addon updates if none are available.

    Regarding program updates - tested on my work machine using "Use a background service to install updates" and "Automatically install updates (recommended)" works to install program updates. The only notification being on launch when a program update is installed.

    I suppose that security software, HOSTS file or Firewall could interfere with updates.
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       20 Mar 2018 #204

    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
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  5.    20 Mar 2018 #205

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
    A lot of of people have been reporting issues with hardware acceleration. I thought they had fixed it with quantum, but i guess not.
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  6.    20 Mar 2018 #206

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Recent update has resulted in problem during opening pages. It does not open pages properly. Hangs in the middle. After disabling hardware acceleration in options, it works ok. But why this problem.
    Usually it's a graphics card or graphics driver issue. Disabling hardware acceleration is recommended when you don'y have a decent spec graphics card or updated graphics driver. Sometimes it's down to the manufacturer to fix their driver and release an update.

    Also if you have always updated Firefox multiple times (every time a new version is released) instead of backing up your profile and doing a clean Firefox install you can expect problems eventually.
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       21 Mar 2018 #207

    Callender said: View Post
    Usually it's a graphics card or graphics driver issue. Disabling hardware acceleration is recommended when you don'y have a decent spec graphics card or updated graphics driver. Sometimes it's down to the manufacturer to fix their driver and release an update.

    Also if you have always updated Firefox multiple times (every time a new version is released) instead of backing up your profile and doing a clean Firefox install you can expect problems eventually.
    I have Intel HD graphics 4000. I have latest driver. Still the problem exists. I will try clean install.
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       21 Mar 2018 #208

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    I have Intel HD graphics 4000. I have latest driver. Still the problem exists. I will try clean install.
    Sometimes rolling back the drive to one that worked is sufficient if the latest has introduced a bug. Then sit back and wait for the bug to be fixed and a newer driver to be issued.
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       21 Mar 2018 #209

    Bree said: View Post
    Sometimes rolling back the drive to one that worked is sufficient if the latest has introduced a bug. Then sit back and wait for the bug to be fixed and a newer driver to be issued.
    Thanks problem did not occur after changing driver. It occurred after updating firefox.
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       21 Mar 2018 #210

    I uninstalled Firefox using revo uninstaller. However it left mozilla folders in user AppData. I removed them also. I downloaded installer. Installer downloaded only 32 bit firefox. Hence again I have to download directly 64-bit installer and install. Though now hardware accelerator works, I have some other problems.
    1) From my Appdata folder, I saved chrome folder. I put back the same folder after clean install. But previously I had 8 columns in newtab top sites. Now I have only 6 default columns. I changed in about:config also to 8 columns. Still I get only 6 columns.
    2) When I click the link for tenforums from my mail, I don't get tenforums link show that page. It shows some garbled page. Then I opened ten forums from my bookmark and I got the link also opens full page.
    3)I wanted to set Firefox as default browser. In settings|default apps|web browser list does not contain firefox. How to get firefox in that list.
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