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Installing custom Firefox extension

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about … (read more)

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about it. I googled how to create an extension in Firefox and within 5 minutes I had a working extension that solved their annoyance. However, I can only load it temporarily. If I close Firefox, it goes away. When I try to actually install it, it says I need to have it signed. I have now spent the better part of an hour trying to find out how to self sign it. I refuse to believe that I have to submit this to Mozilla for me to be able to install my own code. Can someone please send me in the direction of how i self sign and install my own extension. I have no intention of publishing, I only want to run this for myself.

Asked by viktor37 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row. I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to th… (read more)

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row.


I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to this problem and none of the solutions have  worked. 

Any ideas on what I can do to stop this annoyance?

Asked by gpsd3208 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Files downloaded in Firefox Private Browsing are deleted automatically after closing the browser

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted… (read more)

I am facing issue while downloading files in Firefox Private Browsing. Whenever I download my PDF files, as soon as I close the browser window, the files also get deleted automatically. What should I do to rectify this issue.

Asked by kashishjaggi16 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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honey shopping app - drop down boxes wont open

If i am on amazon for example and an item has more than 1 option, Honey presents drop down selection box so you can choose which one to drop list The issue is the drop d… (read more)

If i am on amazon for example and an item has more than 1 option, Honey presents drop down selection box so you can choose which one to drop list The issue is the drop down box never opens when you click on it, doesn't matter where on it you click, it wont open. I have cleared cache, reinstalled honey and nothing helps. I have multiple desktop pc's all running tumbleweed and they all have this issue. If i load Chromium that works ok, but i use Firefox and not Chromium. I'm using openSuse Tumbleweed (latest update).

Asked by Cat22 4 months ago

Answered by Cat22 4 months ago

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Google Sheets mousewheel scrolling directly to bottom of sheet and disabling

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and… (read more)

When in Google Sheets in Firefox a single scroll click of the mousewheel takes me to the very bottom right of the sheet. The scroll wheel is then disabled vertically and horizontally.

Error is verified for all Google Sheets. Problem does not exist when accessing these sheets in Incognito Mode.

Error does not occur when accessing these sheets in Chrome.

Sheets is all but unusable without mouse scrolling capability.

Asked by Sean Thomas 2 months ago

Answered by Sean Thomas 2 months ago

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After upgrade to Windows 11, Firefox won't open anymore.

Hi, I've upgraded to Windows 11 today and couldn't open Firefox since. Things I've already tried: Reinstall Firefox and delete all old files (Appdata & Program fi… (read more)

Hi, I've upgraded to Windows 11 today and couldn't open Firefox since. Things I've already tried:

  • Reinstall Firefox and delete all old files (Appdata & Program files)
  • sfc /scannow and DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
  • Windows compatibilty mode
  • Firefox Troubleshoot mode won't open either
  • ipconfig /release & /flushdns & /renew
  • netsh int ip reset & netsh winsock reset

When opening Firefox in any way, i get a white window/just the window border which immediatly closes. When trying to start troubleshoot mode, the small window has the same issue.

I also checked the crashlogs and none were generated. The Windows event-logger also has no entries.

BTW: Here is a video of whats happening: https://youtu.be/AJP4rqZFxlY

I have no idea what to do - send help please.

Asked by galotta.f 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Disable media controls overlay without disabling media keys

Hello, I want to disable media controls overlay without disabling media keys. I wandered in config but couldn't prevail with said subject. Its a nice feature unless I ha… (read more)

Hello,

I want to disable media controls overlay without disabling media keys. I wandered in config but couldn't prevail with said subject. Its a nice feature unless I have to stop a quite few times then its just a blockage for my much needed viewspace.

Thank you.

Asked by Ozan Ayten 2 months ago

Answered by Ozan Ayten 2 months ago

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Youtube low FPS when put to fullscreen.

I am having an issue where youtube videos played at higher quality stutter when put to fullscreen. Up till about 720p60 works fine, at 1080p60 and above the framerate bec… (read more)

I am having an issue where youtube videos played at higher quality stutter when put to fullscreen. Up till about 720p60 works fine, at 1080p60 and above the framerate becomes unstable.

Things I have tried: - I have tried going into media.media-capabilities.enabled and changing it from false to true - I have set network.buffer.cache.size to 262144 - I have disabled all my plugins - I have tried changing my user agent to windows/chrome

My current setup: Firefox 122.0, Macbook pro Sonoma 14.1, Apple M1 Pro chip

Curiously, if I make a new firefox profile and play a video there, there is no stutter. Does anyone have ideas on how I can fix my current profile?

Asked by markus.maomao.ang 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Firefox and Google Recaptcha

I recently switched ISP and now when I try to google anything with firefox I keep getting this message appear: "Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your compu… (read more)

I recently switched ISP and now when I try to google anything with firefox I keep getting this message appear:

"Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot."

It prompts me to click 'I am not a robot' then pick out which lights have cars etc in them. Worked fine before the ISP change. Some notes:

- This does not occur on Microsoft Edge or Chrome. - The only add on I have is Ublock but it still does this when I have that disabled. Plus I have Ublock on Edge and there are no issues.

If it's my IP address, then why does this ONLY appear when I use Firefox? Surely it would also appear when using google on any browser if my IP address was in question...

From what I am reading online, my only option is to either: - Use a different search engine ; or - Use a different browser.

I'm curious to hear other people's thoughts on this.

Asked by COURIER 6 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Firefox Setting on Startup: Open previous windows and tabs not working

I always set Firefox to open the previous sessions tabs when starting. For some reason during the start up over the past several days Firefox opens to the home page only.… (read more)

I always set Firefox to open the previous sessions tabs when starting. For some reason during the start up over the past several days Firefox opens to the home page only. I then have to search the history to find the closed tabs. Except for this problem, Firefox is working perfectly.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to why this is going wrong and a possible way to fix it?

Asked by PhilG 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Webpage elements do not open.

On this webpage on the link below, when the 'Comments' button is clicked, nothing happens. It works via the Chrome browser. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/george… (read more)

Asked by johnh009 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Websites tell me I need to enable Javascript despite the fact that it is enabled

Today a website told me I needed to enable JavaScript in order to continue, despite the fact that it is enabled. At first, when I received this message, I turned off t… (read more)

Today a website told me I needed to enable JavaScript in order to continue, despite the fact that it is enabled. At first, when I received this message, I turned off the "NoScript" extension and tried again, but the website still gave me that same message. So then I went to the about:config page. and it showed that JavaScript is enabled because it showed a value of "true". This sort of thing has happened more than once in the past. I'm forced to go to another browser such Microsoft Edge or Chrome, where I do not encounter this problem. Why is this happening in Firefox, and what can I do about it? My operating system is Windows 10 Professional, and if you need any other details, please let me know. I will appreciate your assistance.

Asked by Larry951 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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CAN NOT find the file path location of Firefox.exe application.

Hello, James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate i… (read more)

Hello,

James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

Asked by jbab52 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

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Firefox crashes when right-clicking or pasting (ctrl v)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then … (read more)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then restores it anyway after I press to restore it. Another thing is whenever I try and upload a file onto a site it crashes as well. I'm on Mac OS x 13 and reinstalling firefox hasn't fixed it. This is relatively sudden, it happened about around 3 days ago for the first time, and at the same time I noticed it happening certain sites also started giving me '502 Bad Gateway' errors. Does anyone know what's happening and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

Asked by gori 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Google Search on Firefox not working

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google M… (read more)

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google Maps, but Google Maps cannot find a location, because it uses a Google search. I tried the fix in about:config, but it had no effect.

Asked by grahamppink 3 months ago

Answered by grahamppink 3 months ago

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adding websites to location permissions in firefox

I cannot find a way to add websites to the location permissions in Firefox Windows PC. I can easily get to the "Location Permissions settings " but there is no way to add… (read more)

I cannot find a way to add websites to the location permissions in Firefox Windows PC. I can easily get to the "Location Permissions settings " but there is no way to add, only remove. When I display the access icon in the URL address bar, it shows " you have granted the website additional permissions" , but the site does not display in the FF Settings-Location Box, and the target website does allow me access based on location. Is there another area where location is restricted? would appreciate some help, thx.

Asked by rejemard 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Roblox website Shattered.

The layout on the Roblox website, https://www.roblox.com Has appeared to break, I've seen the website on Google chrome and Microsoft Edge and it's good to go. I am not aw… (read more)

The layout on the Roblox website, https://www.roblox.com Has appeared to break, I've seen the website on Google chrome and Microsoft Edge and it's good to go. I am not aware as to how this has happened. I have disabled every Addon I have, This issue is not caused by the Addons I have installed.

CTRL + F5 has Fixed My Issue! Thank You cor-el!

Asked by aombi 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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PiP/Picture In Picture Bug

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, someti… (read more)

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, sometimes this causes the actual video itself being played via the PiP player window to freeze. So the video is paused and I want to resume play but when clicking the 'play' button on the PiP player window the video refuses to play.

The only way to clear this bug is to click the 'close' button or the 'back to tab' button on the PiP player window and then refresh the actual web page. After refreshing the web page and repeating the same steps - the PiP player window works just fine with playing and pausing, but it's annoying that I have to do this.

Asked by TheThingKing 3 months ago

Answered by TheThingKing 3 months ago