Search with Startpage in address bar

I have Startparge set as my default search engine. I used to type directly into the address bar (see first image). Press Enter, and the Startpage results page for this … (read more)

I have Startparge set as my default search engine. I used to type directly into the address bar (see first image).

Press Enter, and the Startpage results page for this search phrase would show up. Somehow, this has now changed. I press Enter, but the result is just the Startpage home page, with a blank search box (see second image). So I then have to type the same phrase in again in Startpage's own box. This just trips me up.

The crazy thing is that this only happens sometimes - but more often than not. I haven't seen it work right for weeks: I just did it now to make screenshots, and it worked wrong. I just did it again and it worked as expected: pressing Enter took me to Startpage's results.

Any clues how to change settings to fix this?

Asked by sebthirlway 15 minutes ago

Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 1 hour ago

Synced Tabs - no longer works

Dear Mozilla Support, [please forgive my poor English - FRENCH is my mother tongue] CONTEXT - I use a Linux (Peppermint) Live DVD to surf the Web, always on the same lap… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Support, [please forgive my poor English - FRENCH is my mother tongue]

CONTEXT - I use a Linux (Peppermint) Live DVD to surf the Web, always on the same laptop. I do NOT use any hard disk inside that laptop, just the Live DVD spinned by a DVD player. Only the RAM stores data => fresh new distro for every session - years ago, I created a Firefox account, and the Sync worked perfectly, and allowed me to back up my Bookmarks AND my Opened Tabs (they are stored in Mozzila's cloud, and after each sign in and a sync, they reappear in the left panel). Regarding the Synced Tabs, the left panel used to store all the previous Live DVD sessions (generally with the device's name: peppermint's Linux... (IIRC). - i do NOT use several devices, and do NOT wish to sync date acreoss them. I use Sync to get my Bookmarks and Opened Tabs synced across successive Firefox sessions, day after day. I worked perfectly well.

PROBLEM Since a few weeks, I noted that despite login and sync, on the left panel - Synced Tabs are now empty: no tabs synced at all => so I cannot seamlessly find back my opened tabs from one session to another (if I switch off my laptop, then later restart a new Live DVD session) - see screenshot = https://imgur.com/LO6jWLYl.png - Bookmarks are nevertheless still perfectly synced (see screenshot = https://i.imgur.com/Td0nbY2.png)


Many thanks for you help. Kind regards from Europe.

Asked by olivertwist31416 1 day ago

Last reply by olivertwist31416 1 hour ago

Update from tar.bz2 files extracted

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that comman… (read more)

Ark extracted Version 119 files into /home/Downloads/Firefox/Firefox. I tried ./update from the BASH command line, but didn't know which argument(s) to add to that command. I'm hoping to update Firefox 78.14 ESR to a recent version, whether ESR or not. Thanks for your help.

Asked by lee.hinkleman 6 hours ago

Notification window on left side inte firefox

Hi. Can anyone tell me how or what firefox told me by show an notification window on the left side of screen in firefox. I dropped my laptop and picked it up and my finge… (read more)

Hi. Can anyone tell me how or what firefox told me by show an notification window on the left side of screen in firefox. I dropped my laptop and picked it up and my fingers pressed some buttons. And I had no chance to see what the window was viewing. The Buttons i could have pressed down is on the right side.

Please help me to figure out what firefox was telling me. Or what function I activated or deactivated. Because there was an notification screen on the left side in firefox

Asked by mattias_1982 10 hours ago

Last reply by mattias_1982 7 hours ago

Azure DevOps unusable in Firefox

Hello, I'm using Firefox as my default browser for a while now (10+ years) and I'm getting frustrated with this issue when using Azure Devops. Comments don't load at all … (read more)

Hello, I'm using Firefox as my default browser for a while now (10+ years) and I'm getting frustrated with this issue when using Azure Devops. Comments don't load at all and most pages take a long time to load if they load at all. Various features also take a long time to load or don't work at all (examples include adding a reviewer, referencing a story with #, etc.). Anyone else experience this?

It works well for maybe an hour, and after a couple of days it makes no sense anymore.

Now I'm using firefox containers with a container only for Azure Devops and seems working better but ... Curious thing is that it pops up and asks for credentials periodically every 5 or 10 minutes. Well, unless the boxes are already filled up with the credentials.

Thanks,

Asked by leo87 2 weeks ago

Last reply by leo87 7 hours ago

Facebook News Feed on my laptop

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed … (read more)

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed keeps refreshing. It is impossible to read anything as posts flash on and off, mostly off. The news feed is the only thing that is affected, visiting pages for likes and groups load and display properly, as do the games I play. The same occurs if in the private window mode. This does not happen if in the Chrome browser. What can be done to correct this situation?

Asked by phambel 8 hours ago

Mozila won't search for a website

Not sure of the topic. When I type in a website that I have typed before, its fine. But, if I search something new, anything, the tab trembles and does not search. I quit… (read more)

Not sure of the topic. When I type in a website that I have typed before, its fine. But, if I search something new, anything, the tab trembles and does not search. I quit and restarted. Updated today to the latest. Still the same. I am writing this from Chrome because Firefox won't even respond to searching for firefox. The trembling is seen in the new tab and nothing happens.

Thank you, Naomi

Asked by naomi9 10 hours ago

Ctrl + Click in DuckDuckGo "text area" no longer opens in new tab

Hi, For as long as I can remember I've been able to ctrl + click in the "text area" beneath the link in DuckDuckGo search results and Firefox would open a new tab and s… (read more)

Hi,

For as long as I can remember I've been able to ctrl + click in the "text area" beneath the link in DuckDuckGo search results and Firefox would open a new tab and switch to that tab automatically; but if clicking on the link itself Firefox would open the link in a new tab in the background. This was a priceless feature until today with the 123.0 update. Now ctrl + left click in the text area opens a new tab in the background but does not switch to it. I've been able to confirm this is only effecting v123 on all both linux and windows.

Hoping somebody here might be able to suggest to development returning this feature back to Firefox or help me figure out a way to set this option manually myself.

Thanks!

Asked by sales399 2 days ago

Last reply by sales399 12 hours ago

No audio when sound card at 44.1khz.

Firefox plays audio just fine when my sound card is set to 48khz, but not 44.1khz. I searched for troubleshooting solutions online, but I did not find sufficient informat… (read more)

Firefox plays audio just fine when my sound card is set to 48khz, but not 44.1khz. I searched for troubleshooting solutions online, but I did not find sufficient information regarding this specific issue. Please help.

Thanks Matt

Asked by Matthew Duncan 2 days ago

Last reply by Matthew Duncan 1 day ago

Crash report pops up when closing Firefox

The last several weeks, almost every time I close Firefox, I get the Crash report dialog box. I have cleared cache and cookies. I also cleared the offline website data … (read more)

The last several weeks, almost every time I close Firefox, I get the Crash report dialog box. I have cleared cache and cookies. I also cleared the offline website data and deleted the parent.lock file. These may work for a bit, but eventually the same day. So far today, it has happened 5 times. I do submit the report(s). It's not really a hassle, just having to click a button, but it just drives me crazy that it is being generated even though Firefox did not crash and I am just closing it after I am done. Anyone else encounter this? Any suggestions? Thanks

Asked by highlander-1 13 hours ago

JavaScript in firefox.cfg can't access `document`

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements. I have set up `autoconfig.js` i… (read more)

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements.

I have set up `autoconfig.js` in my `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` folder (I'm on EndeavourOS Linux). As instructed here, I've already put the two required files, `autoconfig.js` and `firefox.cfg` in their correct folders (`/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` and `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition` in my machine).

The file `firefox.cfg` contains the following code:

 //
 (() => {
   var tabbar = document.getElementById("TabsToolbar");
 })();


However, every time I run Firefox, this message will appear:

 "Failed to read the configuration file. Please contact your system administrator."


If I empty out the `firefox.cfg` file, Firefox will run normally without showing the error message. It will also run normally if I just have something like this in the file:

 //
 (() => {
   var testVar = "";
 })();


I don't understand why the JavaScript code can't access the Firefox UI elements through `document` or `window.document`. If `autoconfig.js` isn't build for that, what should I use to change my browser's UI elements through JavaScript?

Thank you.

Asked by jazali 20 hours ago

Last reply by jazali 13 hours ago

Can't download .ai (adobe illustrator) files. They converts to PDF

Hello, I have a platform where architects can download digital content in the file formats of dwg (autocad) and ai (adobe illustrator). The site is old and has been work… (read more)

Hello,

I have a platform where architects can download digital content in the file formats of dwg (autocad) and ai (adobe illustrator). The site is old and has been working for many years.

Today I received an email from a user that had issues downloading the ai files. I went on to the site an investigated. I am also unable to download the ai files. The dwgs are working as expected.

The ai files are converted to pdf and open in the browser in some web preview. If I then download the file from there it is still, when downloaded to my machine, a pdf. This is not the behavior from before. This is a change in Firefox.

How, when, and why is this change implemented? It seems like a pretty radical change, to coerce one file format to another without any option to get the source file for the user.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by Olof Jondelius 1 month ago

Last reply by Olof Jondelius 20 hours ago

Firefox macOS Constant Crashes: no blob image template

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me figure out why Firefox continues to crash on my M-series Mac, when visiting certain websites. I am getting an error, no blob image temp… (read more)

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me figure out why Firefox continues to crash on my M-series Mac, when visiting certain websites. I am getting an error, no blob image template [ EXC_BAD_ACCESS / KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS ], on each crash. I've looked this error up, to little avail. Can someone please help diagnose some of these? Thank you in advance!

e0442e78-9ed4-4875-998f-6ff790240222 a2ae5006-07be-468c-b0d0-2c34c0240224 ee2b7825-9613-4ba6-af38-cfb6c0240224

Asked by czArmageddon 15 hours ago

Upgrade

I just received an email from Mozilla / Firefox to Upgrade if I’m using an older version of 78. I just checked & I’m currently using F/Fox 78.15 OSER that was install… (read more)

I just received an email from Mozilla / Firefox to Upgrade if I’m using an older version of 78. I just checked & I’m currently using F/Fox 78.15 OSER that was installed on Oct. 06, 2021. My question is what I have now 78.15 will that be ok to continue using? I have an older MacBook & wonder if I can get the newer version if it’s compatible with my computer. Please help me I’m not computer savvy. Thanks Milton Newman

Asked by miltonnewman 17 hours ago

searchlight firefox search uses google instead of default duck duck go

Macos sonoma m1 - firefox is default browser, duck duck go is default search engine When doing a search directly from searchlight options, firefox uses google search ins… (read more)

Macos sonoma m1 - firefox is default browser, duck duck go is default search engine

When doing a search directly from searchlight options, firefox uses google search instead of the duck duck go default.

All other searches from within firefox uses the default correctly.

Asked by ffdev2 23 hours ago

New 123.0 update broke bookmarks toolbar only in private browser

The update to version 123.0 seems to have an issue. When I open a private browsing window, the bookmarks bar does not show. When I select always show, which is already … (read more)

The update to version 123.0 seems to have an issue. When I open a private browsing window, the bookmarks bar does not show. When I select always show, which is already selected ... it will show the bookmarks bar ... but if I go to a site or open a new tab it disappears again unless I select always show again, or hit ctrl shift b ... A fix would be great. Thanks so much

Asked by john.lingner 1 day ago

Last reply by john.lingner 1 day ago