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cannot get firefox to start, want to find out why

Dear mozilla community, I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did: remove and reinstall (apt) rename ~/.mozilla to trigge… (read more)

Dear mozilla community,

I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did:

  • remove and reinstall (apt)
  • rename ~/.mozilla to trigger recreation
  • start using the command line
  • start in safe mode

The only symptoms are <defunct> processes (see screenshot).

I need more information to find out what went wrong. Where can I find this?


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  • apt
  • firefox_78.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb
  • Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Asked by eim_92 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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How do I change which app Firefox uses to open PDFs?

In my settings I have Firefox set to open PDFs using the app 'okular' (see screenshot). In my file browser, PDFs open in 'Okular' (see screenshot). However, when I click … (read more)

In my settings I have Firefox set to open PDFs using the app 'okular' (see screenshot). In my file browser, PDFs open in 'Okular' (see screenshot). However, when I click a pdf in the Firefox downloads pane, it opens with 'GNU Image Manipulation Program'. Why is this, and how can I change it to 'Okular'?

I'm running latest version of Kubuntu, with current updates.

Asked by megamasha1 5 months ago

Answered by megamasha1 3 months ago

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i am trying to build source code of firefox. i am getting an error "no matching function for call to ‘nsIPrefBranch::GetChildList(const char [1], nsTArray<nsTS"

compilation error no matching function for call to ‘nsIPrefBranch::GetChildList(const char [1], nsTArray<nsts <="" p=""></nsts>

Asked by aashlaysingla 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can I copy about:config from a Windoze Vista install to Ubuntu Linux 14.04 install ?

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still no… (read more)

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still not right.

I have this install on Windoze Vista that works perfectly, through no fault of my own, just as installed.

Can I simply copy the file from the Windows Vista install to the Ubuntu install to fix it?

If so, what is the file name (about:config ?), and where is it located?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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bookmarks tool bar

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent wit… (read more)

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent with three fresh installs. I prefer having the tool bar readily available, preferably under the "view" "toolbars" menu. Need the bookmarks toolbar. I can't figure out why that was changed!

Asked by coz321 2 years ago

Answered by coz321 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes Ubuntu when running pluto.tv

While using Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS and FF 71 When I go to www.Pluto.tv a free TV site and leave it running for about 40 minutes or more the message " a script on this page m… (read more)

While using Ubuntu 18.04.03 LTS and FF 71 When I go to www.Pluto.tv a free TV site and leave it running for about 40 minutes or more the message " a script on this page may be busy" this always happens both on Ubuntu and another Linux system. this problem does not occur on my Mac OS. the problem when left alone the CPU goes very high on the Linux system preventing any usefull usage of FF until it is closed and reopened.

The message that pops up suggests FF is interuppting something incorrectly. Anyone with a suggestion to stop this problem? Keeping in mind FF plays with no flawas for more than 40 minutes

Asked by Mace2 7 months ago

Answered by Mace2 6 months ago

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For some unknown reason, I keep getting the Yahoo Answer Browser, which is not installed on my linux system.

Whenever I end up browsing online with Firefox, from time to time, Yahoo Answer crops up with no warning and is not even installed on my system nor is it an add-on, I am … (read more)

Whenever I end up browsing online with Firefox, from time to time, Yahoo Answer crops up with no warning and is not even installed on my system nor is it an add-on, I am wondering if Yahoo Answer Browser is actually a virus interfering with peoples experience online and if it is being deliberately done by those who run Yahoo. As it has hampered me on many occasions with the research I am doing. Asking me to sign up for a network I quit over 10 Years ago of the problems it caused back then, its also why I switched to Mozilla Firefox, which is much more stable.

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIRlnFD35asAUAIZZ3Bwx.?p=help+on+getting+rid+of+unwanted+Yahoo+Answers+Browser&fr2=sb-top&hspart=ddc&hsimp=yhs-linuxmint&type=__alt__ddc_linuxmint_com.

This is why I feel Yahoo Answer has become an internet virus, it is everywhere where you do not need it.

Asked by Soulman4764 2 years ago

Answered by Happy112 2 years ago

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my firefox icon to click and get online, goes away when i logoff?

when i get ready to click the icon with the fox on it, i have to go to the top button with the ubuntu logo and click & show apps, the first one is the firefox globe, … (read more)

when i get ready to click the icon with the fox on it, i have to go to the top button with the ubuntu logo and click & show apps, the first one is the firefox globe, i click on it & it goes to my sidebar & gets me online! when i logoff it goes away, and i have to retrieve it again! it's suposed to stay?

Asked by david summerlin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Please, synchronize more preferences, e.g. search engine, tab cycling order, overflow menu items...

Many preferences don't sync, and it is sooo annoying to change them again every time I log in into a new Firefox instance. Can you please get more options to sync, such a… (read more)

Many preferences don't sync, and it is sooo annoying to change them again every time I log in into a new Firefox instance. Can you please get more options to sync, such as the ones mentioned in the title?

Related to this, extensions that are installed not for the first time should not open new tabs (or at least an option should exist for this). And the preferences from the extensions themselves should also be synced.

Asked by Daniel 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Pages operate sporadically with cursor controls or page up, page down.

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up… (read more)

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up 1 page and then back down to bottom of page.

To compound the annoying problem, there is no Down Arrow at bottom of scroll bar. So we have to click and drag the scroll bar up and down to view a webpage. This is not normal behavior and we can't figure it out. It could be a setting we need to correct, but we don't know which one it is. (see comments below on requesting the PDF printout of FireFox settings)

Could someone please help us ... and perhaps it can help others as well. We could not find such a problem amung your "help topics".

Thank You!

Asked by srrarr 1 year ago

Answered by srrarr 1 year ago

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Firefox for Ubuntu Touch

Good day, there is such a question, is it planned to release (or port) a Firefox browser for Ubuntu Touch? Unfortunately, the only browser available is "Morph", and it d… (read more)

Good day, there is such a question, is it planned to release (or port) a Firefox browser for Ubuntu Touch? Unfortunately, the only browser available is "Morph", and it does not meet the requirements of many UT users. I'd love to see your browser on this platform, as convenient as for android and ios. Regards.

Asked by jaymz1 3 months ago

Answered by Danny Colin 3 months ago

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Remove unnecessary space between tab and top of browser in Ubuntu

As you can see in the screenshot, there's this black spacing between tabs area and top of the browser. How do I remove it so that the tabs are right at the top, and I get… (read more)

As you can see in the screenshot, there's this black spacing between tabs area and top of the browser. How do I remove it so that the tabs are right at the top, and I get to see entire sites without compromise in screen space? This is in latest version of Ubuntu. Thanks.

Asked by foreveryoungaginte 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Processor core usage at a 100%

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and after the latest update I ran on Firefox, loading a webpage left me with a white screen/page in the browser. I removed Firefox, reinstalled, st… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and after the latest update I ran on Firefox, loading a webpage left me with a white screen/page in the browser. I removed Firefox, reinstalled, started it up and had the same results. After that, I removed the ~/.firefox folder, supposedly containing user and browser settings that are kept. This fixed the browser, but I noticed my laptop fan working at full speed. I opened the System Monitor and saw that a core is running @ 100%. I'm attaching two screen shots of this, opening 2 tabs (facebook and soundcloud) and keeping them open. After closing the browser the processor goes back to idle. I'm wondering whether someone could help guide me.

Best Regards

Asked by dotcloudbxrn 2 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 2 years ago

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Upgraded to ubuntu 18.04 & MOdzilla products will not connect to internet. Network connection is there. Pinged 8.8.8.8 just fine.

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and neither Firefox or Thunderbird will connect to the internet. I can ping 8.8.8.8 just fine. I turned off the firewall and they still … (read more)

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and neither Firefox or Thunderbird will connect to the internet. I can ping 8.8.8.8 just fine. I turned off the firewall and they still will not connect. They connected just fine before the upgrade. I changed the proxy to no proxy and system proxy. Still no luck. What am I missing?

Asked by NoGMO 1 year ago

Answered by FFus3r 1 year ago

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https://attachment.outlook.office.net/ is unreachable with Firefox on Ubuntu 17.10

This sounds more like an issue with Microsoft but it probably isn't because other browsers like Google Chrome doesn't have this issue. The domain "attachment.outlook.offi… (read more)

This sounds more like an issue with Microsoft but it probably isn't because other browsers like Google Chrome doesn't have this issue. The domain "attachment.outlook.office.net" is unreachable/unresolvable in Firefox (58 and earlier versions) in Ubuntu 17.10 64-bit. All the attachments that are delivered with Outlook are hosted in this domain and whenever I check Outlook e-mails using Firefox in Ubuntu the attachments are unavailable. They are there in the e-mails, sort of, but they are shown like shortcuts that don't lead to anything.

Asked by aut0pil0t 2 years ago

Answered by aut0pil0t 2 years ago

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Mixcloud problems

Recently getting problems using mixcloud.com Re-post, Comments and Follow are no longer working. I have tried in safe mode but no luck and can confirm it works fine on Ch… (read more)

Recently getting problems using mixcloud.com

Re-post, Comments and Follow are no longer working. I have tried in safe mode but no luck and can confirm it works fine on Chromium.

Firefox 64 Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Asked by sarisisop 1 year ago

Answered by sarisisop 1 year ago

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I just upgraded to Firefox 54.0 for Linux Mint. The toolbars are huge. How do I make them smaller?

How do I make the toolbars smaller? Since upgrading to the latest version, they are twice as tall as they used to be. The text in them is still a reasonable size but the … (read more)

How do I make the toolbars smaller? Since upgrading to the latest version, they are twice as tall as they used to be. The text in them is still a reasonable size but the toolbars take up twice the vertical space they used to. This has nothing to do with the size of the page I'm viewing so Ctrl+ or Ctgrl- has no effect.

Thanks for any help. Attached is a screen shot showing the wasted space at the top of my screen with the new toolbars.

Asked by rglm 3 years ago

Answered by rglm 3 years ago

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Cant import bookmarks into Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04, running Firefox 64. I've tried importing directly through the wizard from chrome, and from chromium. I've tried importing through an html file (the h… (read more)

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04, running Firefox 64.

I've tried importing directly through the wizard from chrome, and from chromium. I've tried importing through an html file (the html file itself is fine). Just literally nothing happens. I've tried running FF from console to see if there were any error messages, nope nothing.

Does this just not feature just not work at all?

Asked by Falc7 1 year ago

Answered by Falc7 1 year ago