Revert UI change (tabs are now below the search bar)

Hi all, I am a Linux user (Manjaro) and I've been using Firefox for ages now. I got hold of another computer recently, and I just installed Manjaro Gnome on it as well. … (read more)

Hi all,

I am a Linux user (Manjaro) and I've been using Firefox for ages now. I got hold of another computer recently, and I just installed Manjaro Gnome on it as well. I started Firefox, and suddenly I see a UI change, which I don't think is an update, but who knows. In this version of firefox the search bar (along with the new tab, refresh, pocket, etc buttons) are abobe the tab list (which spans the full width). You can see it here https://imgur.com/a/idqp5jb

Moreover, i tried changing themes via the Add-ons Manager and they can't be applied.

When using the Troubleshooting mode, Firefox is back to normal! But in normal mode it is not, so I am not really sure what the problem is. I would be thankful if you could tell me how to fix this.

Asked by gonzaleras_95 21 minutes ago

How to disable mDNS in Firefox?

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Addre… (read more)

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp

I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5353 0.0.0.0:* 2436/firefox

I see that Firefox listens on UDP port 5353 (mDNS). I do not like that, since the computer has public IP address. I tried to look for ways how to disable mDNS in Firefox, without any luck.

Please could anyone advise how to disable mDNS in Firefox?

Asked by GoodMirek 43 minutes ago

Close current tab by pressing window close button?

I had Fast Close Tabs addon for Firefox 56 but it does not work in newer FF versions. The addon changed FF's window close button behaviour so that when pressing the windo… (read more)

I had Fast Close Tabs addon for Firefox 56 but it does not work in newer FF versions. The addon changed FF's window close button behaviour so that when pressing the window close button only the current tab was closed. This was very convenient and fast way to close a tab because it did not require careful mouse aiming (when window is maximized) or keyboard shortcut. Just move mouse pointer to top right corner of the screen and click.

My understanding is that it is not possible to do similar addons anymore. But I was wondering is it possible to get similar behaviour by using firefox autoconfig file?

There are two events that I have found: - quit-application-requested - browser-lastwindow-close-requested

I don't know which one is the correct one and how to change it's behaviour.

I guess I must use Services.obs.removeObserver method but no idea how.

Asked by Pakxu 1 hour ago

Unable to add Exception to > Enhanced Tracking Protection

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 n… (read more)

First of this issue is atleast 4 years old. I found various different people having this problem. https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1432644 It should be a P5 not a P3. This official Mozilla article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-trusted-websites-your-allow-list-firefox-focus Does NOT work.

I am trying to add an expection to tracking protection but there is no such option, as descriped at Bugzilla. In the adress bar i removed the tracking protection for a website. But it was NOT added to the exception list. I dont allow 3rd party cookies and auto delete cookies when closing Fox. I think that is the reason why it's not working, if this is the case it's a bug.

What i actually tried to do, using dark-theme from duckduckgo permanently. Because as right now, i must change the theme every single time i reopen Firefox. This is Bull**** honestly. Even when i add duckduckgo as an addon, it does not save the dark theme!

Asked by Firefox_Bug_Report 1 hour ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 9 hours ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 2 hours ago

Media keys not working on Firefox browser

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek b… (read more)

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek back, forward and pause buttons. It's kind of annoying that I have to open the background tab where the media is playing and pause it with space or my mouse when I could simply hit the pause button while working. I've tried disabling and re-enabling media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled in about:config but nothing happened :( Thanks.

Asked by soapmuncher 3 hours ago

Firefox hide everything except content area of the browser and minimize, Maximize and close

Hello I am customizing m userchrome.css. My intention is to hide everything except content area of the browser and minimize, Maximize and close. i can do it with the code… (read more)

Hello

I am customizing m userchrome.css.

My intention is to hide everything except content area of the browser and minimize, Maximize and close.

i can do it with the code bellow but minimize, Maximize and close are not being shown :

  1. TabsToolbar {visibility: collapse;}
  2. navigator-toolbox {visibility: collapse;}

browser {margin-right: -14px; margin-bottom: -14px;}

Thank you.

Asked by t.santos-ext 19 hours ago

Last reply by t.santos-ext 4 hours ago

Lost tabs, already tried system restore and recovering sessionstore files from shadowexplorer

Today, after I tried to uninstall some mouse drivers leading to a freeze and reboot, my firefox upon starting lost hundreds of open tabs I had, only restoring 1 tab which… (read more)

Today, after I tried to uninstall some mouse drivers leading to a freeze and reboot, my firefox upon starting lost hundreds of open tabs I had, only restoring 1 tab which I am pretty sure I did not even have open. I have already followed solutions in similar problems like this (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1310742), which did not work. First I used shadowexplorer to recover sessionstorebackup files from a restore point on 10/15, most of which did not seem to open anything when using them with the scrounger tool. One of them did open, however it only showed 2 tabs when I would have had hundreds. None of these files did anything when I renamed them to sessionstore.jsonlz4 and placed them in the appropriate folder, even if I deleted the original sessionstore file. Firefox also seemed to be able to recover tabs which I opened after the loss of the original tabs, and renaming and replacing of the sessionstore file until I tried deleting the entire sessionstore backups folder.

I also tried simply doing a system restore back to 10/15, which also failed to help. After doing a system restore, I also tried the whole process of recovering sessionstore backup files and replacing them again, however nothing changed again. I also tried recovering the sessionstore.jsonlz4 file directly and using that to replace my current sessionstore.jsonlz4 file, but that also did not work. The replacement files do seem to contain tabs, as most of them are around a couple MBs large, but after I place them in and restart firefox they get reduced in size back to almost nothing.

The only thing I have not tried is using files from an even older restore point on 10/12, although after having restored to the 10/15 point my 10/12 restore point seems to have disappeared. I can try undoing the restore in order to try to view the 10/12 restore point again, but this process takes multiple hours and I would rather not.

Asked by andrewln627 8 hours ago

Last reply by andrewln627 4 hours ago

Is My Browser Compromised?

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not… (read more)

I noticed the following message at the top of my browser settings page - "Your browser is being managed by your organization." Except, this is on my home computer and not being managed by an organization. Is my browser compromised?

Asked by jclane64 12 hours ago

Last reply by jclane64 11 hours ago

SaveFrom.net Helper

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program … (read more)

The other day I downloaded SaveFrom.net Helper but then shortly after I deleted it. The program was deleted from the computer except that the green line with the program name shows as an extension on the bar at the top of the Firefox page.

I cannot delete it. If I delete it once it reappears next time I load Firefox. The extension does not show up in add ons and extensions in Tools Firefox.

I have read an earlier reply that suggests delete Firefox and reinstall Firefox and that will get rid of it.

However, I am not anxious to try that as over time I have already extensions ad add ons and other customisation of Firefox, including all my bookmarks and I don't want to lose these and start again.

So here is my question. As the program is deleted and as their extension does not show up in Tools and then adddons, can I assume that the existence of the program name as an extension on one of the title bars at the top of Firefox is just an irritation and that this SaveFrom program cannot in any way add or do anything to my computer?

I can then live with it rather than deleting Firefox and starting again.

I would be so grateful for your help.

Thank you.

Asked by avwood 13 hours ago

Firefox on Windows10 not playing videos from youtube, reddit

As the title says and I've tried the following: - Restarting my laptop - Clearing the cache and cookies - Disabling hardware acceleration - Disabling Enhanced Tracking Pr… (read more)

As the title says and I've tried the following:

- Restarting my laptop - Clearing the cache and cookies - Disabling hardware acceleration - Disabling Enhanced Tracking Protection - Running in Troubleshoot mode - Refreshing FF - Reinstalling FF (Currently running 93.0, 64bit)

Youtube buffers the video but won't actually play it. The same goes for Reddit.

I'm at a loss for what else to try.

Asked by eregimbald 14 hours ago

Firefox keeps redirecting my localhost web page to another internet domain

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Window… (read more)

I am a web developer who often writes websites on my own local computer. I use Apache web server, and using both the httpd.conf file and Windows' "hosts" file ( C:\Windows\System32\etc\hosts ) I can make an alias for 127.0.0.1, otherwise known as localhost. Because my name is greg, I can add a server name to my localhost, like http://greg/test.html.

This works pretty well, but sometimes when I add a new alias, like greg or gregory, Firefox doesn't pick up on it right away. I can go to http://greg/test.html in Chrome, and it goes to the local web page just fine. But if I try it in Firefox, it tries to redirect me to "http://www.greg.com". The usual fix is to go into Settings -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> Cached Web Content, then press CLEAR.

But this doesn't always work, and it seems like no matter what I clear, Firefox insists on not looking up my local server alias, but instead redirects me to https://www.greg.com.

How do I force Firefox to look for http://greg/ only on my local server?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 18 hours ago

Last reply by gregory.george.lewis 14 hours ago

Print Preview not loading when launched from ColdFusion application on Windows 10

I have a Coldfusion application running on Windows 10. I just updated Firefox and when I launch the printer function from with the app, the Print Preview window flashes t… (read more)

I have a Coldfusion application running on Windows 10. I just updated Firefox and when I launch the printer function from with the app, the Print Preview window flashes then closes. The behavior is the same with tab_modal true or false.

Print preview is loading from Chrome and was working with Firefox for years up until the recent browser updates.

I'm using 93.0

Asked by mpal1 16 hours ago

Firefox Sync Account. Locked out and only reasonable option for me is to use Chrome or Edge

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an … (read more)

Regrettably I got locked out of my Sync account due to losing my 2FA and recovery. Giving that to err is human and data losses happen, I had hoped that there would be an alternate method of resolution, even if it means that the account is deleted so that the end user can use their primary e-mail account.

Given that my account login is my e-mail address and my e-mail address is the equivalent of a company holding my name and address I assumed it would be possible to use an official request for data removal.

Unfortunately Mozilla will only remove your e-mail address from mailing lists and not from sync account servers. So, it would appear that once you lose your 2FA, Mozilla can retain your personal details forever, and there's nothing you can do about it. Essentially what I got back after waiting for a month was being removed from any e-mail subscriptions and a 'get stuffed we can't help you, here's a link that we know can't help you'. Pretty bad after waiting a month.

It certainly makes it very secure, I'll say that, but also very weird to have an e-mail address that is unusable for the next few thousand years. Essentially on a blacklist. Having moved to Firefox after Netscape Navigator it's a shame to be locked out or to even be able to delete the account so I can start again. Anyway, my account sync with Edge and Chrome on both my Kubuntu and Windows install work fine so it's not like I don't have a browser that won't sync.

If anyone does have a solution, I'll take it, but after a month of trying various methods I think my e-mail address is now useless for Firefox Sync, and thus Firefox is now useless to me and I'll have to use Edge and Chrome instead.

Asked by jim.clow 17 hours ago

Firefox leaves out lines in PDF

I use Firefox to display PDF. Since the new update some lines do not show up anymore. For example '=' is displayed as '-'; '≤' as '<' and the minus sign doesn't show u… (read more)

I use Firefox to display PDF. Since the new update some lines do not show up anymore. For example '=' is displayed as '-'; '≤' as '<' and the minus sign doesn't show up at all. If I zoom in the displayed area gets corrected. When I switch back to Automatic Zoom the lines are missing again.

Asked by paul.bajdala 17 hours ago

Wav File

The following was asked already and got a reply but did not help. I also had this problem and I fixed i very simple. The problem was, "WAV files unable to play within bro… (read more)

The following was asked already and got a reply but did not help. I also had this problem and I fixed i very simple. The problem was, "WAV files unable to play within browser". What I did I went to Settings then applications in the search box I entered wav and the application can up and I changed the action to the player to use I chose Window Player and works perfect.

Asked by solkeys 17 hours ago

Firefox 93 Way Too Slow!

Got the "new & improved" version 93, and it doesn't seem so improved. I can barely write this, as it keeps stopping and starting, and acts like we're underwater! It's… (read more)

Got the "new & improved" version 93, and it doesn't seem so improved. I can barely write this, as it keeps stopping and starting, and acts like we're underwater! It's using about 15GBs of RAM, and while I still have plenty on-hand, it's barely functioning! Come one, what's going on, will this browser ever just work?

Asked by StevenCee 18 hours ago

Firefox not loading after clearing cache and cookies

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or… (read more)

Hello, Firefox has begun refusing to connect to the server after I clear the cache and cookies. This is new as I usually clear everything several times while shopping or browsing commercial sites to prevent tracking. It has never been an issue until recently. I've also noticed that clearing cache/cookies no longer actually clears them - they remain visible as a number on the preferences page as well as listed in the about:cache list - even after I've cleared them using the drop down box from the menu bar History tab. This is definitely a bug.

I've had to clear everything, shut down Firefox, then RESTART! the entire computer to get Firefox to load once I manage to clear everything. Can anyone explain what is happening without telling me, "there's no need to clear the cache and cookies mid-sesh - it will clear when you close Firefox". I don't want, for example, youtube tracking my browsing after I watch a video then leave their site. I have a vpn/ghostery/adblock etc so it may not technically be necessary but I feel safer when I manually remove them. This used to be easily possible. What has changed? Thank you.

Asked by AnsonA 18 hours ago