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Why does Firefox sometimes just not work with some sites?

GRobLewis
Making moves

Firefox has been my default browser (Mac) for years, and it usually works well (except see this: Please mark minimized windows with a ♦ in the Window menu) 

But occasionally I find a website that works with other browsers, but not Firefox. The most common symptom is: I click on a button on the page, and…nothing happens. Copy the page URL into Safari and it works fine.

I haven't the faintest idea why this happens, but it seems to be happening more often lately. I wish it didn't.

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Anonymous
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Help up help you by providing proof of the issue.

Steps to replicate, screenshots, version mac, and version of Firefox. 🙄

GrannyRock
Making moves

I have been trying to access the My Pillow website (which has worked previously) and keep getting the following message - 403 forbidden.  The same thing happens with Microsoft Edge, but not with Samsung Internet, which is the browser I use on my tablet.  Are Firefox and Edge engaging in censorship?  If so, I will find a different browser.

jmm
Making moves

Hi, I have experienced the same problem. For example with the 'One minute BBC News', https://www.bbc.com/news/av/10462520

The page is shown but the video doesn't work. It works properly on Chromium.

I'm using Linux and my Firefox version is 102.3.0esr (64-bit)

Regards,

Juan Manuel

jmm
Making moves

Jmm again, the same Linux system and the same Firefox version, 102.3.0esr (64-bit)

Just another example: I cannot load this link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mJX4Tt3sU1Wie2RL9

Chromium does it with no problem.

Regards, Juan Manuel

Anonymous
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It works for me.  see the  lovely screenshot  ;-))

You need to show the issue.  Have you tried Firefox from Mozilla?  https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

L_P_Troll
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Latest update to Firefox allows you to logon on to Amazon, but every page after the first is screwed up. Blog knows MS has been sending daily or more security updates as well so maybe they're at fault, but a friend using Chrome(yes, I know, friends don't let friends use Chrome) can access everything with no problem. So ...

LaryScott
Making moves

I am facing the same problem with my website. Here is its link https://trendsza.com/ I came here to see if I am the only person having the same issue or if someone else is facing the same problem.

delclem
Making moves

I am on Firefox 107.0 with Windows 10 22H1 and when I go to my banking web site, I can view the log in page, however, once I log in, nothing ever happens going forward. I refresh the page several times and then receive a message that the page is forbidden. I can use Microsoft Edge to log in and everything functions properly. The banking log in page is https://onlinebanking.usbank.com/auth/login/?usedoldurl=true. I had this same issue a couple of times when I was using Firefox 106.0, but do not recall exactly which version. Firefox was functioning properly during Firefox 106.0.5

thabull
Making moves

I agree and it seems to be getting worse by the day. It freezes a lot, and when I try to "move" emails, it doesn't work. Like you I have been a firefox user for many many years and I do hope that they fix this mess.

Thomas111
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I agree with everyone - especially the part that it is now worse then ever. The occasional glitch, fine I will switch to Chrome for that website, but it has just become intolerable. I have synced all my links over to chrome, set up the toolbar how I want it and now I am transferring all the passwords since Firefox can't seem to manage that. Sadly, I think this once great browser is in its final days.

mdolson54
Making moves

I have a similar problem.

I cannot logon to my account at the following site

https://mybell.bell.ca/Login

I have to use Microsoft edge, or Chrome.

I've used Firefox as my default browser & prefer it.

Can this be fixed?

Mike D