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  • What's going on with Firefox 65?

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     Microfix 1 month, 2 weeks ago.

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    • #319996 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Plus

      Since updating to Firefox 65 from 64.0.2, I’ve noticed two things have changed:

      First, pictures don’t show up in some websites, only placeholders.  One of these is the newspaper site I use. Only text comes up for an article, if I click on the article then I get the picture, but prior to 65 the pictures came up right from the start. This is annoying to me.

      Second, the address box in 65 keeps every webpage I go to, as well as the websites in it. After a short while it gets filled up, and to make matters worse it’s not even scrollable. Before 65, only websites were kept there.

      Has anyone else noticed these changes? Is there anything that can be done to undo these things?  Something in “about:config” maybe?

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

    • #320008 Reply

      access-mdb
      AskWoody MVP

      duplicated on WSL – https://forums.windowssecrets.com/showthread.php/184102-Unwanted-changes-in-Firefox-65 – where I’ve answered. Note that WSL forbids cross posting, see item 14.

      I suspect the Askwoody site does as well – it’s common courtesy

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    • #320019 Reply

      anonymous

      ? says:

      hi, charlie,

      don’t know about that one, however; FF65 crashes on my local TV listings in Ubuntu 18.04LTS. works fine in 14.04 and 16.04 on that page…

      the answer maybe in about:config. something extra for you if so inclined is have a look at:

      https://www.askwoody.com/forums/topic/3000003-firefox-additional-security-telemetry-and-privacy-tweaks/

      on this website, lots of fun stuff there, and for a real treat try:

      https://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/18/a-comprehensive-list-of-firefox-privacy-and-security-settings/

      enjoy!

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    • #320042 Reply

      Sueska
      AskWoody Plus

      @charlie Not sure if related to your issues, but there are issues with Firefox 65 according to the following article
      https://news.softpedia.com/news/mozilla-pulls-firefox-65-update-for-windows-due-to-antivirus-issue-524791.shtml “Mozilla has decided to pull the automatic update to Firefox 65 on Windows”

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      • #320048 Reply

        Charlie
        AskWoody Plus

        Wow, and I even waited several days before updating.  I’m using AVG too so I guess that explains it.  Thanks so much.

        Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

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    • #320145 Reply

      Geo
      AskWoody Plus

      Win 7×64, Home Premium, AMD,  MSE,  no problems so far.

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    • #320187 Reply

      OscarCP
      AskWoody Plus

      I just got offered to update to FF 65, but having read, in passing, the title of this thread in the main page, I declined to accept it. I don’t have FF update on “automatic” and my anti virus is not one of those named as causing problems. I am posting this in case is helpful. For my part, I can wait a few days before installing whatever has become of this update “65” by then. Got other browsers I can and do use, besides FF.

       

    • #320419 Reply

      tom341
      AskWoody Lounger

      Win 7×64, Home Premium, AMD, MSE, no problems so far.

      No issues here either so far to report Win 7 sp1 ultimate x64

    • #325827 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Plus

      I see that Update 65.0.1 just showed up here. I don’t see anything about it yet on Google.  This time I will wait longer, hopefully it will fix some things.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

      • #325829 Reply

        Microfix
        Da Boss

        @charlie, it will more than likely address the critical issues in #325225

        | W8.1 Pro x64 | Linux x64 Hybrids | W7 Pro x86 | XP Pro O/L
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    • #326659 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Plus

      I installed FF Update 65.0.1 and all appears to be okay.  Better to play it safe.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

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    • #337068 Reply

      Charlie
      AskWoody Plus

      Recently Mozilla came out with Update 65.0.2 for FireFox.  They say it fixes an issue with geolocation services affecting Windows users.  Mozilla does not reveal the actual issue that users would experience, only that it did affect geolocation on Windows.

      I’ve held off  downloading & installing this update, but I’m wondering if anyone has gotten it, and if there has been any repercussions from it.

      Win 7 Home Premium, x64, Intel i3-2120 3.3GHz, Group B

    • #337078 Reply

      BATcher
      AskWoody_MVP

      I’ve had FF 65.0.2 for a couple of days now, and have noticed no problems.

      BATcher
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    • #337082 Reply

      Microfix
      Da Boss

      I’m on FF ESR 60.5.2 and have encountered no issues. Between FF and FF ESR I’d definitely say that ESR is quicker once tweaked.

      | W8.1 Pro x64 | Linux x64 Hybrids | W7 Pro x86 | XP Pro O/L
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