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Can't Undo permanent private browsing...?

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I d… (read more)

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I don't like it and want to uncheck it. But now it's greyed out and I can't find any way to change it back. It says I'm in permanent private browsing mode. There MUST be a way to change this back to how it was! What is it???

Asked by BlueAZ 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Unable to connect to government site

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work. I ran an SSL Labs test and… (read more)

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work.

I ran an SSL Labs test and it confirms that all tested versions of Firefox fail. I would like to know if anyone can spot something that might allow me to connect by temporarily relaxing the security checks in Firefox for this site.

Asked by tom.propst 4 months ago

Answered by tom.propst 6 days ago

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Add ons not working or showing up

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on … (read more)

I am running Firefox 76.0.1 on GalliumOS 3.1 on a Lenovo N21. For some reason, my add ons don't show up or work, even though they are installed. Firefox works great on my other two machines, and used to work great on this one. Thank you Jason Stone.

Asked by jasonstone20 4 months ago

Answered by AKASH kUMAR 4 months ago

firefox 81 freezes entire machine

Fedora 31 box, 5.8.13 distro kernel, distro firefox I play online poker at https://www.playwpt.com/ With firefox 81.0.1, my entire computer will be frozen/unresponsive wi… (read more)

Fedora 31 box, 5.8.13 distro kernel, distro firefox

I play online poker at https://www.playwpt.com/ With firefox 81.0.1, my entire computer will be frozen/unresponsive within 30 sec of playing. I revert to 80.0.1, I can play as usual. I haven't seen other problems with other sites.

I've had a similar issue before, I think it was the 78-79 update, something about paging getting stuck, something something.

Anybody else run into this? Fix coming?

Asked by bats999red 1 week ago

Choppy video playback (YouTube, Netflix)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingl… (read more)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingly random moments there are 'stripes' visible which are quite annoying watching a video (see image). I tried restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled and unchecked 'Use hardware acceleration when available' in the preference section but this doesn't resolve anything. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks in advance!

Asked by wutru 1 week ago

Last reply by wutru 6 days ago

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I have Mibbit as the default irc

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I… (read more)

Hello all and I hope everyone is safe in this pandemic world! In my Applications and in my profile directory, I have Mibbit as the default irc and it comes up everytime I reinstall firefox. I think that this is strange, mibbit is for old crooners isn't it? I would think that FF has advanced! I would like to not see it when I reinstall firefox, is this possible

I also have an installed plugin Shock wave Flash...did I install this or does it come from FF?

thank you,

Asked by Kimbert 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

How to set coockie rules globaly in Firefox - so that I don't get asked for every individual website?

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for re… (read more)

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for research and every time get distracted by a cookie pop up that I have to accept or lose a lot of screen space. I have Asperger and was wondering, how to set in Firefox what kind of cookies I'm fine with and what don't, basically an API or standard or how you call it, browsers can communicate to cookie managing tools of websites automatically what cookies I want to set and what don't. Also I have some Wordpress websites, so I want to know if Firefos planes to provide a PlugIn for site owners so such automatic cookie settings can also work on my website. Maybe some sort of if-else states that the user of the browser can set, for example:

If website accepts that no cookie is needed - allow no cookies.

If Facebook Like Button is required of website - don't allow and inform me to search information on a competitor sites, via a Firefox pop up

If website allows to save my settings (like dark mode, layout option, ... - always allow

The problem with no automatic Browser wide solution is, in the heat of a work day, i just accept everything because I have no time to go in for every website and pick what cookies I want, and what don't.

Also I am a Designer not a Developer so I can't create such a prototype by myself, even if it would be beneficial for everybody.

What can I do, to get such a Feature, or does it already exist and if how is the API called so that I know how to search for if.

Thank you guys for this great Browser and have a great day

Asked by hartmut.doering 6 days ago

Firefox has stoped playing the video content on BBC news

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clip… (read more)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clips. Then I keep getting a message the video content is not available. My wife opened BBC news on her computer running Ubuntu 18.04LTS and BBC video content works fine in Fire fox. I cannot work out what is blocking the video content.

Asked by austinjames 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

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how to diable searches in urlbar

hello, with firefox 78.3.0 under linux mageia , i can't disable searches in url bar . I ve tried with options to set apart searches_bar from url_bar , but it doesnt w… (read more)

hello,

  with  firefox 78.3.0 under linux mageia , i can't disable searches in url bar . I ve tried with options to set apart searches_bar from url_bar , but it doesnt work ( the searche_bar appears but searches function is again in urlbar ) so  when i write  something which doesnt match a good adress  firefox send the results of a searches . But i dont want this behaviour , when i m wrong in urlbar i just want a white page . 
so how can i disable searches in urlbar ( for me urlbar is only for url , searches have to be in other bar ) .

thanks .

Asked by moment.magnetique 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 has some text corrupted.

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland)… (read more)

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland), which is that some of the text will sporadically be disrupted.

When I use "Inspect Element," it seems that the font being used is Twemoji Mozilla, which is surprising as the field is plain text, not emojis or wingdings.

The two images attached are what I'm seeing.

Asked by swampyankee 6 days ago

YoutubeTV is now incompatable with firefox on linux.

Suddenly on 10/16/2020 at around 9AM PST Youtube TV no longer plays on firefox, version 81.02 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical-1, used on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer. Youtub… (read more)

Suddenly on 10/16/2020 at around 9AM PST Youtube TV no longer plays on firefox, version 81.02 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical-1, used on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer. YoutubeTV plays on Chrome. Youtube TV also plays on a previous standalone firefox version, 81.0.2 (64-bit), I downloaded two months ago.

Asked by mruiterm 5 days ago

Memory leak in structured-clone-holder

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I o… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I open about:memory or about:performance pages.

On about:memory / Measure I see that most memory is consumed by structured-clone-holder item 6.5Gb. WebContent process consumes stable amount (2..3Gb), because I have many open tabs, but this amount is not changed during the time.

Are there any methods to understand what is caused the structured-clone-holder to grow so big?

Asked by s18 5 days ago

Remove URL from search suggestions but not all URLs from that domain

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the sugges… (read more)

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the suggestions but not the page I actually use which has never shown up above the default url once?

For reference this I am using firfox on linux

Asked by seanlindemeier 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Preferred search engine for address bar won't sync

After a deletion of a profile; an attempt to sync back the preferences results in the search bar having the default engine not synchronised. It is overwritten to Google, … (read more)

After a deletion of a profile; an attempt to sync back the preferences results in the search bar having the default engine not synchronised. It is overwritten to Google, despite doing sync for DuckDuckGo. I have done a parallel test on the "tracking protection" and the preference for that one does sync. Thank you for any suggestions!

EDIT: The DuckDuckGo addon accomplishes the desired effect. However, it only hides the problem.

Asked by Carduus 4 days ago

How to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Hi, I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can s… (read more)

Hi,

I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can set as default in the profile manager at the url `about:profiles`, but Firefox tells me "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history.....". So, it seems I need to install the same version of Firefox I had before, but I don't know which one it was, and I would like to avoid to make many trials.

Is there a mean to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Asked by l.alebarde 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

crash "###!!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost"

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL. Works fine ..… (read more)

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL.

Works fine ... sometimes for days, sometimes for hours, then it crashes. (I don't join the entire log entries, it's some 5000 lines; so here are the always repeating lines of warnings and errors)

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[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe): file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 727

      1. !!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

IPDL protocol Error: Received an invalid file descriptor

      1. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E0074,name=PBrowser::Msg_StopIMEStateManagement) Channel error: cannot send/recv
      2. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E008F,name=PBrowser::Msg_Destroy) Channel error: cannot send/recv

[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (4044): Die Verbindung wurde vom Kommunikationspartner zurückgesetzt: file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 358

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What is happening? And why? Greetings Martin

Asked by martin.schimmels 4 days ago

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Facebook White Screen (only with Firefox)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Re… (read more)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Restart in Safe Mode None of these things make any difference. Still get only a white screen. Facebook works fine in the Chrome browser and in the Android app, so it must be a Firefox-specific issue, in my case. This is Firefox 81.0.2 under Ubuntu 20.04 The problem only started today. I've used Facebook with Firefox for years without problem.

Asked by David Shochat 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago