Windows 10: Some firefox problems

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  1. Posts : 416
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #201

    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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  2. Posts : 311
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1709
       4 Weeks Ago #202

    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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  3. Posts : 6,443
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #203

    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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  4. Posts : 311
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1709
       4 Weeks Ago #204

    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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  5. Posts : 311
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1709
       4 Weeks Ago #205

    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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  6. Posts : 416
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit
       4 Weeks Ago #206

    Always backup profile before updating or clean installing Firefox:

    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download
    Use it to backup your current FF Profile. Or use this:

    MozBackup


    RE: Chrome folder. You'd need some elements your old profile too.

    RE: Mail and default browser settings. Use Control Panel File Associations.

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

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    RE: Email. Set option in FF to whatever you need. (for email links in browser)


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    Hekasoft Backup & Restore Download

    Use it to backup your current FF Profile.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #207

    Callender said: View Post
    RE: Mail and default browser settings. Use Control Panel File Associations.

    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Default Programs\Set Associations

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    You must still be on 1703 it that's a screenshot from your PC. Clicking on 'Set associations' in Control Panel in 1709 now opens the Settings App instead of that page. Or are you using one of the command line shortcuts to open the hidden Control Panel option? If so, I have some bad news for you. That is going to be removed completely in 1803, and recent updates for 1709 have turned it 'Read-Only' - you can see the settings, even tick a few boxes, but nothing gets changed when you click 'Save'.

    See this thread lamenting their loss: Classic Default Programs not working anymore

    The replacement pages in Settings are clumsy and laborious to use
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  •    4 Weeks Ago #208

    Getting different results when testing auto updates.

    I downloaded the old version of ad block plus, set automatic updates to on, waited about a day and then tried to update it. FF said there was no updates available, so it must have updated itself. Did the same thing earlier today and got the complete opposite result. Will test if a bit again.

    What results did you guys get?
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  • Posts : 311
    windows 10 (x64) Home 1709
       4 Weeks Ago #209

    Mr.Callender,
    What Mr.Bree has written happens as I have1709. No option still to make ff as default browser.
    I tried the following. But list does not include firefox.
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
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  • Posts : 6,443
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       4 Weeks Ago #210

    lvgandhi said: View Post
    Mr.Callender,
    What Mr.Bree has written happens as I have1709. No option still to make ff as default browser.
    I tried the following. But list does not include firefox.
    C:\Windows\explorer.exe shell:::{17cd9488-1228-4b2f-88ce-4298e93e0966} -Microsoft.DefaultPrograms\pageDefaultProgram
    Yes @ivgandhi, sad to say that is now non-functional. You can make the same changes in Settings, but it's clumsy to use in comparison with the 'old ways'.

    Settings > Apps > Default apps
    (click on the current web browser to change it)

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    Click on 'Set defaults by app' then click on Firefox.

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    Now click on 'Manage'.

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    You can make other changes in 'Choose default applications by file type' and in 'Choose default applications by protocol'. It covers everything you could do before, but is no longer in one convenient place as it was in Control Panel.
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