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  1. Cerawy's Avatar
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    I got some problems with firefox


    I got some problems with firefox that i would like some help solving. Also, im going to list the issues and update this thread occasionally, as they are getting solved, so some of these issues are a bit old. If someone has any solutions, please post them in this thread, thanks.

    I want to always have a secure and encrypted connection with firefox.
    (Solved with this addon.)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to let me scroll through a website right after loading it.
    (Solved with firefox quantum.)

    I want to disable telemetry & data collection in firefox.
    (Solved with this guide.)

    Firefox is slow and sluggish when scrolling up and down a website.
    (Solved by disabling smooth scrolling in options.)

    I want to disable the crash reporter that pops up if firefox crashes, without sending any information to mozilla.

    Sometimes firefox says there's a potential security risk ahead, even if the website is harmless.

    Sometimes firefox fails to load a website that other browsers have no issues loading.
    (Solved with firefox quantum.)

    Sometimes firefox says it's already running, but not responding, the old firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

    I don't want firefox to open a new tab, only to tell me that one of my addons has been updated.

    I want to hide my referrer header, so that websites won't be able to track my browsing activity.

    Sometimes firefox blocks access to a harmless website, so you have to click on add an exception to get access to it.

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

    Installing this windows xp 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.

    Sometimes i get a message that says secure connection failed, even if i visit a harmless website.

    I want to disable the popup notification that asks if you want to send information to the website you are visiting, without sending any information to it.

    Firefox doesn't update addons automatically, even if the button that says update addons automatically is checked.

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

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

    Sometimes firefox fails to save any changes made to a password on a website. Clicking update when firefox asks if you want to save the changes made to the password doesnt seem help.

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

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

    Sometimes when fast forwarding a video on a website, the video freezes for a long time, so i have to refresh the website to load the video again.

    Sometimes firefox creates a duplicate icon on my taskbar.
    (Solved by uninstalling firefox with revo uninstaller and installing it again.)

    I want to disable the message that pops up and tells you what's new in firefox after installing the latest version.

    I want to prevent videos from popping up in the bottom right corner.

    Sometimes firefox crashes while loading a video on youtube
    .
    (Solved with firefox quantum.)

    I want to get rid of screen tearing when watching videos in firefox.

    Firefox opens some of the websites that were previously open after crashing
    .
    (Solved by setting browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash to false in about config.)

    Sometimes firefox begins to lag if i scroll through a website using my keyboard.
    (Solved with firefox quantum.)

    Sometimes firefox asks for websites to track my geographic location
    .
    (Solved by setting geo.enabled to false in about config.)

    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 in about config.)

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

    I want to select everything in the adress bar with a single click.
    (Solved by setting browser.urlbar.clickselectsall to true in about config.)

    I want to set focus to the website instead of the address bar when opening a new tab
    .
    (Solved with this addon.)

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

    I want to get rid of the overflow menu.
    (Solved by clicking customize and dragging all items out of the overflow menu.)

    Sometimes firefox refuses to open, regardless of how many times you click on it.
    (Solved by uninstalling firefox with revo uninstaller, and installing it again.)

    I want to disable the popup message that says a website is running in fullscreen.
    (Solved by setting full-screen-api.warning.timeout to 0 in about config.)

    I want to prevent important cookies from being deleted when clearing the browsing history
    .
    (Solved with this addon.)

    I want to prevent firefox from suggesting various logins, when i sign into a website.
    (Solved by unchecking remember search and form history in options.)

    I want to anonymize my ip adress when using firefox.
    (Solved with this addon.)
    Last edited by Cerawy; 08 Apr 2021 at 10:03.
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  3. Edwin's Avatar
    Posts : 17,478
    Windows 10
       #3

    1. - problems with Firefox and Chrome-000015.png

    2. - problems with Firefox and Chrome-000013.png

    3. - Nope, (unless you switch to 'Cent' Chromium Browser)

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    5. - problems with Firefox and Chrome-000013.png

    6. - I doubt it.
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  4. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,778
    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #4

    Cerawy said:
    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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  5. Samuria's Avatar
    Posts : 6,118
    windows 10
       #5

    • 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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  6. Posts : 630
    Windows 10 Pro (20H2)
       #6

    Samuria said:
    • 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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  7. Cerawy's Avatar
    Posts : 849
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Samuria said:
    • 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.
    Is it possible you could post a screengrab? I cant seem to find the troubleshoot information button.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 26 Jun 2019 at 12:44.
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  8. Josey Wales's Avatar
    Posts : 24,876
    Win 10 Pro 19043.985
       #8

    Cerawy said:
    Could you post a screengrab? I can't find the troubleshoot information button.
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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    10 Home x64 (20H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    What version of Firefox is that? My 55.0.3 on the Release Channel looks quite different. For me it's found on the Menu bar under Help. By default the Menu bar is hidden, but it will show if you press the Alt key.

    Or just type about:support in the address bar.
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  10. Cerawy's Avatar
    Posts : 849
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #10

    I dont see a submit feedback button on my version of firefox. I also couldnt find anything related to troubleshoot information or submit feedback in about support.

    I should probably say though, that i managed to make firefox way more responsive. I basically used ccleaner to disable all the system addons that comes with firefox. It seems like firefox is loaded with system addons, that slows it down a lot.

    I should probably also say that it has made firefox open faster when you click on it.
    Last edited by Cerawy; 26 Jun 2019 at 12:46.
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