Windows 10: problems with Firefox and Chrome

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  1.    07 Apr 2017 #1

    Some issues with firefox


    I got some issues with firefox that im hoping to get solved.

    Sometimes when fast forwarding a video, the video freezes for a long time, so i have to refresh firefox to reload the video again.

    I want to disable the crash reporter popup window without sending any information to mozilla.

    Installing this windows xp luna theme causes the menu button, the back and forward buttons as well as the refresh button to be greyed out, so its almost impossible to see the buttons.

    Firefox doesnt update my addons automatically.

    Sometimes firefox blocks access to harmless websites, so you have to click on add an exception to get access to the websites.

    I want to get rid of the page actions button in the top right corner.

    I want to get rid of the show history button in the top right corner.

    Sometimes firefox refuses to let me scroll up and down on websites right after loading them.

    Sometimes i get a message saying secure connection failed if i open a harmless website like google, so i have to click on try again to load the website.

    Sometimes firefox pops up on my desktop with a message saying that it has been updated. I want firefox to update automatically, without showing me any popup messages.

    Firefox is slow and sluggish when scrolling websites.
    (Solved by disabling smooth scrolling in options)

    Sometimes firefox simply fails to load a website that other browsers have no issues loading.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to load a video and says that i have to install adobe flash player, even if its already installed.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Firefox takes a long time to open when i click on it on my taskbar.
    (Solved by using ccleaner to disable the build in system addons in firefox)

    I want to disable web push notifications.
    (Solved by setting dom.webnotifications.enabled to false in about:config)

    Firefox is slow and laggy compared with most browsers.
    (Solved with firefox quantum)

    Sometimes firefox creates a duplicate icon on my taskbar.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Sometimes firefox crashes while loading a video, even though the internet is working.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Firefox seems to randomly open some of the websites that were previously open.
    (Solved by setting browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash to false)

    Sometimes firefox begins to lag if i scroll through websites using the arrow keys on my keyboard.
    (Solved, this was most likely a combination of my old bluetooth keyboard and firefox lagging)

    Sometimes firefox asks for websites to track my geographical location.
    (Solved by setting geo.enabled to false)

    Firefox freezes for a few seconds randomly sometimes.
    (Solved with firefox quantum)

    I want to get rid of the toggle reader view button in the top right corner.
    (Solved by setting reader.parse-on-load.enabled to false)

    I want to get rid of the bookmark this page icon in the top right corner.
    (Solved by post #131 in this thread)

    I want to change the adress bar click behavior, so that clicking it once selects all the text.
    (Solved by setting browser.urlbar.clickselectsall to true in about:config)

    I want to set focus to the web page instead of the address bar when i open a new tab.
    (Solved by installing this addon)

    I want to remove individual websites from the adress bar that i have accidentally misspelled.
    (Solved by this guide)

    I want to get rid of the overflow menu.
    (Solved by post #176 in this thread)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to open, regardless of how many times i double click it.
    (Solved by using revo uninstaller to uninstall firefox and install it again)

    I want to get rid of the full screen message that tells you that firefox is running in fullscreen.
    (Solved by setting full-screen-api.warning.timeout to 0 in about:config)

    I want to hide the referrer header, so websites wont be able to track my browsing activity.
    (Solved by setting network.http.sendrefererheader to 0 in about:config)

    Any help is appriciated.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Day Ago at 10:10.
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  3.    07 Apr 2017 #3

    Is send a do not track request with your browsing traffic the same thing as hiding the reference header?
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Week Ago at 15:11.
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  4.    08 Apr 2017 #4

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       08 Apr 2017 #5

    Cerawy said: View Post
    is send a "Do Not Track" request with your browsing traffic ​the same as problem number 6?
    Referer Control - Chrome Web Store

    Do not Track is a nonsense, it is up to a webpage, whenever it tracks you or not, that setting is just for fun.
    If you are concerned about privacy, use extensions to block canvas, webrtc, tracking, flash/htlm5 autoplay.
    Blocking cookies, particularly 3rd party is difficult, since it breaks webpages, I just remove them afterwards.
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  6.    09 Apr 2017 #6

    thanks edward!

    just one more question, would this be a good thing to install?

    Web Defender - Real-time Web Protection - Chrome Web Store
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  7.    03 Sep 2017 #7

    Some issues with firefox


    I have some issues with firefox.

    Sometimes when fast forwarding a video, the video freezes for a long time, so i have to refresh firefox to reload the video again.

    I want to disable the crash reporter popup window without sending any information to mozilla.

    Installing this windows xp luna theme causes the menu button, the back and forward buttons as well as the refresh button to be greyed out, so its almost impossible to see the buttons.

    Firefox doesnt update my addons automatically.

    Sometimes firefox blocks access to harmless websites, so you have to click on add an exception to get access to the websites.

    I want to get rid of the page actions button in the top right corner.

    I want to get rid of the show history button in the top right corner.

    Sometimes firefox refuses to let me scroll up and down on websites right after loading them.

    Sometimes i get a message saying secure connection failed if i open a harmless website like google, so i have to click on try again to load the website.

    Sometimes firefox pops up on my desktop with a message saying that it has been updated. I want firefox to update automatically, without showing me any popup messages.

    Firefox is slow and sluggish when scrolling websites.
    (Solved by disabling smooth scrolling in options)

    Sometimes firefox simply fails to load a website that other browsers have no issues loading.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to load a video and says that i have to install adobe flash player, even if its already installed.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Firefox takes a long time to open when i click on it on my taskbar.
    (Solved by using ccleaner to disable the build in system addons in firefox)

    I want to disable web push notifications.
    (Solved by setting dom.webnotifications.enabled to false in about:config)

    Firefox is slow and laggy compared with most browsers.
    (Solved with firefox quantum)

    Sometimes firefox creates a duplicate icon on my taskbar.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Sometimes firefox crashes while loading a video, even though the internet is working.
    (Solved by reinstalling windows)

    Firefox seems to randomly open some of the websites that were previously open.
    (Solved by setting browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash to false)

    Sometimes firefox begins to lag if i scroll through websites using the arrow keys on my keyboard.
    (Solved, this was most likely a combination of my old bluetooth keyboard and firefox lagging)

    Sometimes firefox asks for websites to track my geographical location.
    (Solved by setting geo.enabled to false)

    Firefox freezes for a few seconds randomly sometimes.
    (Solved with firefox quantum)

    I want to get rid of the toggle reader view button in the top right corner.
    (Solved by setting reader.parse-on-load.enabled to false)

    I want to get rid of the bookmark this page icon in the top right corner.
    (Solved by post #131 in this thread)

    I want to change the adress bar click behavior, so that clicking it once selects all the text.
    (Solved by setting browser.urlbar.clickselectsall to true in about:config)

    I want to set focus to the web page instead of the address bar when i open a new tab.
    (Solved by installing this addon)

    I want to remove individual websites from the adress bar that i have accidentally misspelled.
    (Solved by this guide)

    I want to get rid of the overflow menu.
    (Solved by post #176 in this thread)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to open, regardless of how many times i double click it.
    (Solved by using revo uninstaller to uninstall firefox and install it again)

    I want to get rid of the full screen message that tells you that firefox is running in fullscreen.
    (Solved by setting full-screen-api.warning.timeout to 0 in about:config)

    I want to hide the referrer header, so that websites wont be able to track my browsing activity.
    (Solved by setting network.http.sendrefererheader to 0 in about:config)

    Any help is appriciated.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 1 Week Ago at 14:41.
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  8.    03 Sep 2017 #8

    • Click the menu button and then click help .
    • From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. ...
    • Click the Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    • To continue, click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
    • Firefox will close to refresh itself.
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  9.    04 Sep 2017 #9

    Samuria said: View Post
    • Click the menu button and then click help .
    • From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. ...
    • Click the Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    • To continue, click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
    • Firefox will close to refresh itself.
    This is not really good advice, as Firefox Refresh does not do what most people expect it to do, and leaves the users quite confused and not knowing what to do. For examples of this, go to Index page mozillaZine Forums ; there, in the Search/Boards: box, enter Refresh, then read a few of the links that provides.

    My suggestion is, rather, to use the standard Fx diagnostic tests to try to isolate and fix the problem(s):

    Standard diagnostic - Firefox - MozillaZine Knowledge Base
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  10.    13 Sep 2017 #10

    Samuria said: View Post
    • Click the menu button and then click help .
    • From the Help menu choose Troubleshooting Information. ...
    • Click the Refresh Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
    • To continue, click Refresh Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
    • Firefox will close to refresh itself.
    Could you post a screengrab? I can't find the troubleshoot information button.
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