Firefox is a great privacy-oriented browser, and it’s the browser of choice for many users. However, it seems that some users are having problems with it.
According to users, Firefox is not loading pages after an update. This can be a big issue since you won’t be able to visit websites on your PC.
If you’re having this problem, you’re in luck because today we’re going to show you a couple of methods that you can use to fix this and get back to browsing.
Why can’t Firefox load websites but other browsers can?
Many reported that they’re having trouble finding that site message in Firefox, and this is usually caused by your settings, so you might have to find and disable certain options.
Your firewall is another potential cause, so it’s advised to check its settings and make sure that Firefox is allowed to access the Internet.
If you encounter a Server not Found error in Firefox, the issue is most likely your proxy or DNS settings, so you’ll have to adjust them to fix this issue.
Luckily, there are ways to fix these issues, and today’s guide will show you how to do that.
What can I do if Firefox is not loading pages after an update?
1. Disable HTTP3
- Open Firefox.
- In the address bar, enter about:config.
- Enter network.http.http3.enabled and click the plus icon.
- Now set the network.http.http3.enabled value to False.
- Restart Firefox.
2. Use a different browser
Sometimes your browser installation might be damaged, thus causing issues such as this one. If that’s the case, you might want to consider using a different web browser.
Opera is a great alternative to Firefox, and it’s based on Chromium, so it works with Chrome’s extensions. Regarding privacy, the browser has a built-in ad blocker and VPN, so you can rest assured that your browsing sessions are private.
3. Disable extensions
- In Firefox, press Ctrl + Shift + A.
- This will open the Add-ons page.
- Click the switch icon next to the add-on that you want to disable.
- Repeat these steps for all addons.
- Once all addons are disabled, restart Firefox.
If the issue is gone, enable extensions one by one until you manage to recreate the problem. Once you find the problematic extension, disable or remove it.
4. Disable Enhanced protection
- Click the More icon and select Settings from the menu.
- Navigate to Privacy & Security and select Standard.
- Restart Firefox and check if the problem is resolved.
5. Make sure that Firefox is allowed through your firewall
- Press Windows key + S and type allow. Select Allow an app through Windows firewall.
- Click the Change settings button.
- Select Firefox and click on Remove.
- Now click Allow another app.
- Click on Browse.
- Select Firefox from its installation directory and click on Add.
- Click OK to save changes.
Keep in mind that this solution only works if you’re not using a third-party firewall. In case you’re using one, change its settings and make sure that Firefox is allowed through it.
6. Try cleaning the cache
- Click the Menu icon and pick Settings.
- Navigate to Privacy & Security. Now click on Clear data.
- Click on Clear to confirm.
- Once the cache files are cleared, restart Firefox.
7. Check proxy settings in Firefox
- Navigate to the Firefox menu and pick Settings.
- Scroll down to the Network Settings and click on Settings.
- Select No proxy or Use system proxy settings and save changes.
8. Disable DNS Prefetching
- In the address bar enter about:config.
- Enter network.dns.disablePrefetch in the search.
- Locate network.dns.disablePrefetch on the list and set it to True.
- Restart Firefox.
Why is my Firefox page blank?
There are a few reasons for this issue, and the first one might be a bad extension. If your extensions are interfering with Firefox, you might get this problem on your PC.
A corrupted cache can also lead to this issue, so be sure to remove your cache and try again. In case your Firefox installation is damaged, you can also experience this problem, so a quick reinstall might be the best option.
These are just some of the solutions that you might want to try if Firefox is not loading pages after an update. If these solutions don’t work for you, then you might want to consider reinstalling your browser.
In case you’re having additional problems, you should read our guide on Firefox issues in Windows, since it covers most issues, so it’s a great start if you want to troubleshoot your browser.
Did you find a solution to this problem on your own? If you have, feel free to share it with us in the comments section below.