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When I want Firefox to display a file, I run 'firefox file &', and firefox creates a new tab displaying that file - but no longer

I usually have firefox running. Sometimes I want to display a file on my computer in firefox. Until today (don't know what happened today) I could; firefox would add a… (read more)

I usually have firefox running. Sometimes I want to display a file on my computer in firefox. Until today (don't know what happened today) I could; firefox would add a new tab for display of that file. Now it gives me an error, reports, 'Firefox is already running, but not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile'. This is inconvenient.

Asked by RandomTroll 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Problem downloading anything in Firefox (Linux Mint 21 - System Package/Flatpak)

Hello everyone. Well, I've been using Firefox for a few months, maybe a semester now, I don't remember. But the point is that since yesterday I have been facing a seriou… (read more)

Hello everyone. Well, I've been using Firefox for a few months, maybe a semester now, I don't remember. But the point is that since yesterday I have been facing a serious problem of not being able to download any type of file (MP4, PDF, .JSON, ISO, etc.). I've already used the troubleshooting mode and I've also restarted my laptop, but it didn't help. I've also gone to the advanced settings (see 'about:config > browser.download') and reset/deleted the data for each command but the problem still persists.

What happens is the following: I click to download the file in question, however, nothing happens other than the page loading that commonly occurs when downloading something. Still, the file does not appear in the downloads tab and there is not even the option to choose where to save the file (e.g. Downloads folder, Documents folder). The download simply appears to have failed.

Exactly, it 'appears', because today I discovered that all my downloads were being directed without my permission/action to the 'downloads' folder (And that's not where I want them to go). The problem would be smaller if only this happened, as I would then just get the files downloaded there and then change to the desired folder, thus trying to move forward despite the problem. But the downloaded files themselves are not operational, they have the icon when a file is still downloading, in addition to not having a name, everything being just a cluster of codes.

In the end, there are files, large and small, that have no use and that I don't even have control over where to direct them. Which is still a huge problem because I still technically can't download anything from the browser. Please, I really need your help on how to resolve this problem.

Note: Also, when I close and open the browser, the first download I try appears in the downloads tab, but it fails instantly and cannot be resumed, making it an eternal failure.

Asked by Tragoudo 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Restoring history/book,arks/passwords after upgrade.

I just upgrade my firefox, but it did not import my history, cookies, bookmarks or passwords. I found a backup of the bookmarks (in a bookmarkbackups folder) but how do … (read more)

I just upgrade my firefox, but it did not import my history, cookies, bookmarks or passwords. I found a backup of the bookmarks (in a bookmarkbackups folder) but how do I restore the everything else?

Asked by ff122 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Japanese Input not appearing

Since about one year I am unable to use Japanese input only in Firefox. When I try to switch with fcitx and control+space, nothing happens. However, fcitx-mocz works ever… (read more)

Since about one year I am unable to use Japanese input only in Firefox. When I try to switch with fcitx and control+space, nothing happens. However, fcitx-mocz works everywhere else on my computer (i.e. terminal, thunderbird, other browsers, etc.). Furthermore, I uninstalled fcitx and everything associated with it and reinstalled it according to this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1367181 (just with mocz for Japanese). This also didn't change anything. Any help is appreciated! My system: Operating System: Linux Mint 20.3 Kernel: Linux 5.15.0-91-generic Architecture: x86-64 fcitx version: 4.2.9.7 Mozilla Firefox 121.0

Asked by Paracelsus 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Recommendations for compiling firefox

Dear friends at mozilla.org, Thank you for your excellent browser, which I've used almost from its first versions. I'd like to compile its source code, which I've downl… (read more)

Dear friends at mozilla.org,

Thank you for your excellent browser, which I've used almost from its first versions.

I'd like to compile its source code, which I've downloaded from your website, into a working browser. I've spent several days, and get only as far as not-terribly-helpful error messages, that indicate strongly that I'm using versions of tools and libraries that the source code doesn't like.

I'm using

 linux kernel 6.1.0-13-686-pae (from Debian)
 gcc 13.2.0-9
 perl 5.36.0
 python 3.11.7

It's sufficiently important for me to compile firefox that I'd install a fresh linux system for this purpose. Could you possibly recommend to me what linux distribution I could install, and versions of compilation tools, header files, libraries, etc. that are known to work for compiling firefox? I'd be glad to report back to you my results, to help others who'd like to compile firefox.

In case you're wondering, I'm perfectly competent in installing software, including compiling anything. I'm an M.I.T. graduate, and have been a professional computer programmer for most of the half-century of my working life.

Thank you kindly for any response that you have time to send to me.

Very truly yours,

Lyman Opie [email address]

Asked by jf02ut 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

userChrome to show "Close Tab" in File menu stopped working

Hi, I've been using the following in userChrome.css for many years menu_close { display: -moz-box !important; } to restore "Close Tab" in the File menu, based … (read more)

Hi,

I've been using the following in userChrome.css for many years

  1. menu_close { display: -moz-box !important; }

to restore "Close Tab" in the File menu, based on cor-el's response regarding restoring menu_bookmarkAllTabs here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/799856

This stopped working some time ago and I am finally getting around to asking why.

I do have toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets set to true, and other items in userChrome.css are working.

I am using 121.0 at home and 115.0 ESR at work and see the same (i.e. no "Close Tab"), in both cases on Debian testing. I do see this menu item when using the keyboard to open the File menu.

Any idea why this no longer works?

thank you, Greg

Asked by greg.klanderman 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

When I click the address bar, Firefox lists favorite sites. How do I disable this list until after I've typed?

When I click the address bar, Firefox lists favorite sites. How do I disable this list until after I've typed? I don't want the list because I don't want to be distract… (read more)

When I click the address bar, Firefox lists favorite sites. How do I disable this list until after I've typed?

I don't want the list because I don't want to be distracted by these sites.

While they are safe-for-work, I'd rather "fun" sites didn't come up when I'm working with other people.

Asked by firefox549 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

FLAW | BREACH | BUG - Setting privacy.resistFingerprinting to TRUE changes Resolution from 1920x1080x24 to 1920x968x24

Im trying to halt fingerprint tracking, whoever designed Firefox's privacy.resistFingerprinting rule makes fingerprinting even more prevalent. With privacy.resistFingerp… (read more)

Im trying to halt fingerprint tracking, whoever designed Firefox's privacy.resistFingerprinting rule makes fingerprinting even more prevalent.

With privacy.resistFingerprinting set to FALSE, my resolution is reported : 1920x1080x24, set to TRUE its 1920x968x24

1 in 6 browsers has resolution 1920x1080x24 1 in 6000 browsers has resolution 1920x968x24

Who in Firefox decided this config rule? and what is the logic behind it? Looks like intentional sabotage to make peoples browsers more trackable.

Whilst leaving resistFingerprinting set to TRUE, How can I force my resolution to the more generic 1920x1080x24?

Is there another setting in about:config I can change? if there isnt, where can I request this feature? Id rather not resort to an extention for something so small like this.

Asked by Lee 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How can I specify the number of Shortcuts I want visible on the default homepage?

When I open a new tab in FF, a row of 8 boxes appears below the search bar where I can add shortcuts. I currently only use 5 of them, meaning there are 3 empty boxes left… (read more)

When I open a new tab in FF, a row of 8 boxes appears below the search bar where I can add shortcuts. I currently only use 5 of them, meaning there are 3 empty boxes left over. I don't want to have them show history, or recommended websites, or anything of the sort that might distract me; the shortcuts should only be those I actually intend to use, of which there are only 5. To my knowledge, the only easy way to add/remove shortcuts is to adjust the number of visible rows, but this only allows modifications based on multiples of the original 8. Like in Chrome, can I actually remove any excess shortcut boxes I don't want to use? I feel this is a very basic customization I'm sure Firefox should be able to accommodate.

I've included a screenshot of my FF new tab, where the three empty shortcut boxes I'm referring to can be seen. Thank you in advance for any assistance!

Asked by marcialmachado0522 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Form data not being saved

I fill out a specific online form on a regular basis. When I used Chrome several months ago it always remembered my form data. But no matter what setting I set I cannot g… (read more)

I fill out a specific online form on a regular basis. When I used Chrome several months ago it always remembered my form data. But no matter what setting I set I cannot get this to work on Firefox.

Under Privacy & Security I've set History to Use custom settings for history: Remember browsing and download history enabled Remember search and form history enabled Clear history when Firefox closes disabled

I have also checked antivirus, antispyware, firewall, and privacy programs are not interfering. I do have a VPN but only use this when using online banking.

Asked by GusGF 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How to keep browsing history of individual tabs.

Hi, it has occurred to me that I lose the browsing history of tabs that were open for a long time. By browsing history i mean the sites that show up in "Go back one page"… (read more)

Hi, it has occurred to me that I lose the browsing history of tabs that were open for a long time. By browsing history i mean the sites that show up in "Go back one page" arrow. The issue is that after a website has been open for some time (this seems to be in range of days, perhaps weeks) the browsing history of that tab is forgotten and the Go back one page arrow goes blank. I would like to be able to keep this history for eternity, is there any way to enable that?

To be clear, I use the feature to save tabs of my previous sessions and also the Simple Tab Groups extension.

Thanks in advance, Alex

Asked by Alexandr Bihun 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Won't display text in UI elements

After using gnome-tweaks to change my system fonts, Firefox has unexpectedly gone silent and no longer shows text in areas like the search bar, tabs, settings, bookmarks,… (read more)

After using gnome-tweaks to change my system fonts, Firefox has unexpectedly gone silent and no longer shows text in areas like the search bar, tabs, settings, bookmarks, and menus. Rendering websites works just fine, but Firefox itself won't show any text.

Asked by owocean 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Unable to play live videos/streams on ubuntu

Over the past few weeks I've been unable to watch live videos on Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04. I thought it was just an issue with Twitch but I realized the problem also persi… (read more)

Over the past few weeks I've been unable to watch live videos on Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04. I thought it was just an issue with Twitch but I realized the problem also persists on live videos on Youtube and did some troubleshooting which didn't solve the issue. The only solution I was able to find for Ubuntu said to install ffmpeg, which I already had, but I made sure it was upgraded, refreshed Firefox, and still have the issue. Currently I'm on Firefox 121.0 but I've had this issue since before I updated it. I dual boot Ubuntu and Windows and am not having this issue when I boot Windows on the same computer and Firefox profile.

Asked by libbycjones 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Latest Linux Mint Version of Firefox

Hi Just updated Linux Mint from 20.3 to vs 21. Firefox Help now shows FF version Mint - 001-1.0 121.0.1 Also shows that FF updates disabled by Administrator… (read more)

Hi Just updated Linux Mint from 20.3 to vs 21. Firefox Help now shows FF version Mint - 001-1.0 121.0.1

Also shows that FF updates disabled by Administrator.

Is this the latest version for LM 21 ? And how do I enable updates automatically?

Thanks

Charles Harris

Asked by Charlie Harris 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Does FF log, report tab crashes?

I have constantly crashing tabs with FF 121.0.1 32-bit on Debian (happening since at least 120, and probably 114 or perhaps 115 ESR), and about:crashes has no listing of … (read more)

I have constantly crashing tabs with FF 121.0.1 32-bit on Debian (happening since at least 120, and probably 114 or perhaps 115 ESR), and about:crashes has no listing of any tab crash reports; this hasn't been an issue until the most recent version. I'd like to report them so that they could hopefully be fixed, but reporting doesn't seem to be happening? Thanks.

Asked by CorvidaeCorvus 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

cannot download copy of firefox - expired chrome blocks it

cannot download firefox browser because I have an expired chrome browser that I'm supposed to delete first - However - have tried a dozen or so ways to do just that - or… (read more)

cannot download firefox browser because I have an expired chrome browser that I'm supposed to delete first -

However - have tried a dozen or so ways to do just that - or so it appears and still cannot download the

firefox browser and after much frustrated key pounding find evidence chrome is not really deleted - help losing

my mind - I'm 77 years old and not computer literate but not senile either - i hope

Asked by sargeantsmith@juno.com 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

F1 Key not working for other apps, when firefox is in front

i use firefox on ubuntu and a dropdown terminal app called tilda. i configured the F1 key in the system to bring down the tilda terminal. it works in every other applicat… (read more)

i use firefox on ubuntu and a dropdown terminal app called tilda. i configured the F1 key in the system to bring down the tilda terminal. it works in every other application, just when firefox is in front, the F1 key does nothing. it wasn't the case before, now it is.

Asked by Framed 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

upgrade without package manager

The Debian Firefox packages available are only 115.6. Thought it would be nice to have the latest. Grabbed all the dependencies according to the Mozilla web site. Instal… (read more)

The Debian Firefox packages available are only 115.6. Thought it would be nice to have the latest. Grabbed all the dependencies according to the Mozilla web site.

Installed Firefox 121.0 as root and placed folder into /opt, as instructed. Went through all the settings and imported my bookmarks.

Now there is a 121.0.1 upgrade available but my browser won't automagically install the upgrade. Says click here to download. So I do. I get the entire tar.bz2 bundle, which creates a full directory structure, as if I was starting over.

Can I just move a few files from that into the existing /opt/firefox directory to get the upgrade? If so, which ones?

Or, can I move few files from the existing directory into the new version, and replace the whole lot? If so, which ones?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Scottzzz 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago