How do I prevent Firefox/duckduckgo from instead of opening a newspaper site (eg: www.nytimes.com), INSTEAD opening the site with "feed" in front of it (eg: feed://www.nytimes.com)?

How do I prevent Firefox/duckduckgo from instead of opening a newspaper site (eg: www.nytimes.com), INSTEAD opening the site with "feed" in front of it (eg: feed://www… (read more)

How do I prevent Firefox/duckduckgo from instead of opening a newspaper site (eg: www.nytimes.com), INSTEAD opening the site with "feed" in front of it (eg: feed://www.nytimes.com)?

The web browser does this all the time, and I almost never want the site with "feed:" in front of it.

Advice on how to change the settings to prevent this would be welcome. I suspect this happened with an update but ever since has been continuous.

Only happens on my laptop, not on my iPhone. I have an Apple M1 chip MacBookPro, running MacOS Sonoma 14.5. My Firefox browser is the latest version.

Asked by Oliver Cooperman 23 hours ago

Use of a "hyper key"for firefox shortcuts

Hi team/community I'm a macOS Firefox user and i currently have a setup where pressing the CAPS KEY makes so shift - option - command and ctrl are pressed at the same tim… (read more)

Hi team/community I'm a macOS Firefox user and i currently have a setup where pressing the CAPS KEY makes so shift - option - command and ctrl are pressed at the same time, this is useful for making keyboard shortcuts that do not interfere with any OS commands or app specific commands. However, it seems like Firefox is unable to accept this combination as a keyboard shortcut for any extension. You can see my issue in my attached picture, is there any way this can be fixed on my part?

Asked by aaronschcolnikelias 23 hours ago

Disabling GPU process fixes stuttering on external display on dual-GPU Optimus laptop

My configuration is the following: Windows 11, internal display connected to iGPU and external UHD display to nvidia-HDMI port, multiple firefox windows are opened (1 one… (read more)

My configuration is the following: Windows 11, internal display connected to iGPU and external UHD display to nvidia-HDMI port, multiple firefox windows are opened (1 one the internal screen, 2 on the external).

Then in Windows->Settings->GPU I can select firefox to run on either iGPU (powersaving) or on Nvidia GPU (max perf), the problem is the following: Whenever I set firefox running on iGPU, there would be a massive stuttering/framedrop on an external display (connected to NVIDIA), while a perfectly smooth browsing on internal display, and vice versa.

My first attempt was to disable webrenderer compositor or switching it to a software rendering, which fixes the heavy stuttering, but the scrolling becomes overall less fluid/responsive.

However, setting "layers.gpu-process.enabled" to "false" seemingly solves this problem completely. Now I have a perfectly smooth scrolling on both displays, regardless of which GPU is used in Windows->Settings->GPU (nvidia's is arguably a little but more responsive).

Hope this helps someone, or maybe dev team could look deeper into this.

Thank you for the great browser!

Asked by Alexey Samosyuk 1 day ago

Media playback choppy + browser laggy on a Macbook Pro with M3 chip

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications. I find … (read more)

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications.

I find that playback of media stutters, and is choppy--not sure of a better way to explain it. E.g., YouTube videos and the Bandcamp player have "stuttered sound". Opening another site in another tab can make this effect worse. Likewise, trying to run Google Meet in a browser window causes basically everything on the computer to become very slow.

This still happens even if I go to "about:profiles" and then "restart with add-ons disabled".

But if I switch to another browser, Safari or Chrome, then I don't have the issue. e.g. I can play YouTube in the background fine even when running some compute intensive task.

I have also tried turning on/off "performance settings" and the "use hardware acceleration" checkbox underneath it -- neither of those seem to have any effect.

Activity Monitor showed that at most Firefox was using ~4 GB of memory of a total 48 GB, and the memory pressure indicator seems to be quite low.

I have run Firefox on other systems (e.g. System76, older Macbook Pro) with multiple windows open each having 20-30 tabs and never had an issue like this.

It really seems like it has something to do with how Firefox is interacting with the M3? Happy to learn I'm wrong. And happy to provide more details about the hardware or my settings if it would help.

Asked by nicholdav 2 weeks ago

Last reply by nicholdav 1 day ago

error messages on Mozilla Firefox

I keep getting multiple error messages, all diferent discriptions but most say system error or warning with code of cqdp4iohubcc73fh8q can't figure out how to recover! to… (read more)

I keep getting multiple error messages, all diferent discriptions but most say system error or warning with code of cqdp4iohubcc73fh8q can't figure out how to recover! tomleejr@verizon.net

Asked by Tom Lee 1 day ago

Slow Upload Speeds on 1 Gig connection

Experiencing slow upload speeds on 128.0. Recently got a 1 gig connection and the upload speeds are all over the place. While I prefer Firefox, I did try a couple of dif… (read more)

Experiencing slow upload speeds on 128.0.

Recently got a 1 gig connection and the upload speeds are all over the place. While I prefer Firefox, I did try a couple of different browsers and they both gave me pretty symmetrical speeds close to the 1 gig speed.

Asked by dtrott 1 day ago

sites are automatically signed out

Just moved from win 7 to win11. Pity me. Used sync prior to using FF on 11. Sites I remained signed into with 7 now have to be signed in every time with win11. Even if Fi… (read more)

Just moved from win 7 to win11. Pity me. Used sync prior to using FF on 11. Sites I remained signed into with 7 now have to be signed in every time with win11. Even if Firefox isn't closed between visits. ex: Youtube, forum sites, etc. I don't know if this is FF or win11 doing it. I didn't change any settings in FF on 11. Any help or direction appreciated.

Asked by John 1 day ago