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How to get rid of unrequested invasive rendered area debugging overlay?

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find … (read more)

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find any description of such a thing happening, let alone how to get rid of it. I tried removing build-in distro-default preferences and had complete audit of all my custom preferences in about:config but none changed that behavior. I even updated to 124b4 but this also haven't changed anything. Naturally, nuking entire profile is not an option, I might as well replace the whole browser. So, how do I get rid of this thing?

Asked by F0X 12 hours ago

Last reply by F0X 2 hours ago

Sync does not work on any device

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop… (read more)

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop (Linux) and Android, both always updated to the latest version.

My use case is simple, I just want my mobile Firefox to have all the bookmarks I have on desktop already.

On Android, when I go to my account settings it says "Las synced: never". Clicking the "Sync now" button does absolutely nothing.

On Desktop I go to Settings - Sync, press the Sync button. It appears to work, though no feedback is ever provided.

When I go to about:sync-log, on desktop, finally an error is shown. It seems to attempt to connect to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections and fails. Manually going to the URL also fails on both desktop and mobile. Entire log below

1709188645048 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1708324645052 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188690370 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690496 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709188767104 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709188767361 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709188768376 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Generating tab list with filter 1709188768377 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Final tab list has 0 clients with 0 tabs. 1709188991788 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20 1709189210399 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709189279244 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189285734 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189303334 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189310511 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189312578 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709189527477 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709189527975 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/123.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.125.0.20240219145322.desktop 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-02-29 06:52:14 in browser session 1LYtwG18bBEH 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1709189534135 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189534135 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => success.status_ok 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1709189534136 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189538030 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538030 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.sys.mjs:1041:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.sys.mjs:1041:15 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1709189538035 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Asked by Cosme Benito 3 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

Linux save dialog limitations

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in … (read more)

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in the save dialog. In addition to that, there are many locations missing and I can't seem to find a way to add new custom or favorites ones either.

All that combined means it was impossible to save my file directly to a network location, which is something I very often need to do. It just seems insane for such a basic feature to be missing and I've found a 4 years old thread about it meaning nothing has been done to fix this since? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279125

The only way I can see would be to mount the network path(not a good solution for one offs) and navigate to it(a symlink can make it closer to one of the existing shortcut but still annoyingly require more clicks) every time but that's very tedious since most of my saving is on a specific server drive.

Asked by SamKook 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 hours ago

Sync not working due to a downed server

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see : Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.s… (read more)

For now one week, I cannot sync my browser using Firefox sync. When checking the logs, I always see :

Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-788-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/208380794/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was refused" nsresult: "0x804b000d (NS_ERROR_CONNECTION_REFUSED)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available

I have tested on multiples wifi network and mobile data and still the same error. After checking, it seem that this server is down, and I don't know were to report this.

Is this the right place to report this or is it a thing I can do to fix that ?

Thanks

Asked by cfouche3005 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 hours ago

cursor causes display to jump by zoom cannot control

I am using Bookworm 12.5.0 Debian with KDE current and Firefox 115.8.0esr long-term version. All appear current. Spiral Linux is the effective shortcut to the Debian l… (read more)

I am using Bookworm 12.5.0 Debian with KDE current and Firefox 115.8.0esr long-term version. All appear current. Spiral Linux is the effective shortcut to the Debian loading in its simplified installation. Firefox opens fine, but the field of display cannot be controlled well. I can use Ctl + 0 to somewhat manage, but otherwise any cursor movement sees the display go crazy. Trying to get the cursor over any point is simply impossible. I am using a different computer now to post this with the virtually identical software. This Intel pad differs from the Beelink Ryzen unit which is the unit going berserk. Is there anything that you can tell me other than the Ctl+0 to modify the operation of the unit. I had swapped out the monitor on the Beelink though I have no idea that the monitor is the problem as I do not have the same issue withDiscover or the desktop or any of the other software. I can open up Konsole and use that or open up OpenOffice or OfficeLibre with no similar issue. Would a different monitor act like that?

Asked by Mark Kropf 15 hours ago

credit card option on security settings

The credit card save/auto-fill option seems to have disappeared from the settings on Firefox. I previously had it set to 'off', but when there was an issue recently I fou… (read more)

The credit card save/auto-fill option seems to have disappeared from the settings on Firefox. I previously had it set to 'off', but when there was an issue recently I found the option was gone - although the about:config was still showing credit card options. Has this option been removed from Firefox now?

Asked by izne 1 day ago

Last reply by izne 1 day ago

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colorfore theme

How can I restore a previous theme? I had a "colorfore" theme that Mozilla offered a few years ago set up in Firefox. It was perfect! I could see everything clearly with … (read more)

How can I restore a previous theme? I had a "colorfore" theme that Mozilla offered a few years ago set up in Firefox. It was perfect! I could see everything clearly with my aging eyesight.Then one of my synced computers needed a new Linux OS installation so I signed out of sync on that machine. Installed the new OS. When I started Firefox the first time I signed into sync. I got my history, bookmarks and bookmark bar, but no custom colors. Now my computer at work has its colors reset to the out of box colors too. I have lost the colorfore colors I have been using for several years now. How can I get the colorfore colors back? Thank you for your attention in this matter. I love Firefox, use it exclusively and contribute to Mozilla. Gregg Scholfield

Asked by Gregg Scholfield 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day 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 3 weeks ago

Last reply by leo87 2 days ago

Firefox messed up display

I am using Firefox on Linux. Version is showing as 114.0.2 when I do firefox --version. The display in the Firefox windows is completely messed up. Can't show what I mean… (read more)

I am using Firefox on Linux. Version is showing as 114.0.2 when I do firefox --version. The display in the Firefox windows is completely messed up. Can't show what I mean as I probably can't get a screenshot. Is this to do with hardware accelerated video? These messages appeared when I tried it from the command line: "[GFX1-]: glxtest: libEGL missing methods for GL test Missing chrome or resource URL: chrome://global/skin/icons/warning-16.png" It starts and then has very high CPU. I had to reboot. I may have added something to the config in the past, using the GUI, but can't remember what I did, maybe to do with the hardware acceleration, thinking I could try seeing if it would work. I tried a few things adding these lines to a user.js file in the profile folder (something I found online):

"user_pref("browser.preferences.defaultPerformanceSettings.enabled", false); user_pref("layers.acceleration.disabled", true");

This has not helped. Is there anything else I can do?

Asked by brian05 1 day ago

Last reply by brian05 1 day ago

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Firefox not preventing sleep

Hello, I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on Yo… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on YouTube music my computer will go to sleep after the elected time. On KDE you can see which applications are preventing sleep and/or screen lock, other applications are listed here but not Firefox.

When playing a video everything works as expected.

I would investigate myself, but I don't know where to start so if someone can point me in the right direction or offer any insights?

Currently using: KDE Neon KDE 6.0 Kernel 6.5.0-21 Wayland

Asked by dclark16 2 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 days 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 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

How to allow for self signed certificates?

Hi, I'm developing web app. I created and set up ssl auth for localhost with self signed cert. When I hit my endpoint with firefox I see: Secure Connection Failed … (read more)

Hi,

I'm developing web app. I created and set up ssl auth for localhost with self signed cert.

When I hit my endpoint with firefox I see:


Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to localhost:8081. SSL peer cannot verify your certificate.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


How to disable security in FF so I can test my endpoint?

Asked by Krzysztof Łempicki 2 days ago

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Using system wide proxy setting in Linux

I have the HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and FTP_PROXY (and their lowercase counterparts) exported and then the firefox binary is started from the shell script. The settings in… (read more)

I have the HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and FTP_PROXY (and their lowercase counterparts) exported and then the firefox binary is started from the shell script. The settings in firefox say it will 'Use system proxy settings'. Nevertheless I do not see the proxy being used as I can not access the web pages that need the proxy. The 'about:config' also does not show that firefox picked up any proxy related information from the shell environment.

I know the proxy address is correct because if I use brave browser instead of firefox (same shell script that launches brave) I can reach the web pages behind the proxy as expected.

Asked by hinko.kocevar 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Firefox Bookmarks toolbar disappears as soon as any website selected

This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years,… (read more)

This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years, but there seems to be a new bug introduced today:- The bookmarks toolbar is present and correct when I start Firefox, but now it disappears as soon as I select any bookmark, or if I enter any web address or if I open a new tab. The [View >Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Alway Show] option is already selected, but the toolbar is no longer visible. If I click on it again, the bookmarks toolbar reappears (or I can restart Firefox, and this will also restore the toolbar). But the toolbar now disappears as soon as I use the browser in any way, and so is currently not really of practical use, as it needs constant restoring. Hope you can help resolve this. Many thanks in advance

Asked by pxr1377 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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this forum board

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440721] Can someone please tell me how to answer questions asked, in emails to me, receoved from support helpers. … (read more)

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440721]
Can someone please tell me how to answer questions asked, in emails to me, receoved from support helpers. In ~6 emails received so far, my only response option looks like clicking the "Mark It as Solved" button...I can't see how to answer, for example, that I'm using Debian Buster, with KDE. Also, jonzn4SUSE asked me to "see screenshot" of his SUSE distribution, but I can't see that image, nor a file attachment. Thanks again.

Asked by lee.hinkleman 3 days ago

Is ff123 unstable?

With first boot after installing ff223, my HP laptop failed, insisting internal had does not exist. Internal had is 1/2 gig, external had is 2 gig, but completely ignore… (read more)

With first boot after installing ff223, my HP laptop failed, insisting internal had does not exist. Internal had is 1/2 gig, external had is 2 gig, but completely ignored now. No thumb drive or alternate device recognized. Laptop has Linux Mint 64 but.

Asked by cmdr.ronald 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

cursor stopped indicating clickable elements after update to 123

After the update to version 123 the cursor in Firefox (Linux version) stopped indicating clickable elements. I tried the solution mentioned in https://support.mozilla.o… (read more)

After the update to version 123 the cursor in Firefox (Linux version) stopped indicating clickable elements.

I tried the solution mentioned in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1434156 but no luck.

Please advise.

Asked by kornelis 6 days ago

Last reply by kornelis 3 days 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 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

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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 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

transparant bar during fullscreen netflix

When using Netflix in full screen there is a slim transparent bar which shows my desktop at the top of the frame. It was not here a few days ago, i might have updated sin… (read more)

When using Netflix in full screen there is a slim transparent bar which shows my desktop at the top of the frame. It was not here a few days ago, i might have updated since then. It does not appear in YouTube full screen but i have not tried any other websites to see if it's there. Restarting my system and Firefox did not resolve the issue. Is there any way to fix this, or do i have too wait for a bug fix/the problem to be identified?

Asked by Quinn 4 days ago

Last reply by Quinn 3 days ago