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I'm getting big confusion in 46.0.1 in Ubuntu (NOT the system I'm on right now. Scrolling is inconsistent and frustrating.

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MOUSE WHEEL SCROLLING - I've got scrolling by mouse wheel working as I want it on normal pages like Facebook, Google result pages, etc. (one rotation click = one page)

However, in, for lack of a better name, "list" pages, like my webmail AOL pages or the about:config pages, the scrolling is too short. On the webmail page, it's two display lines only. On about:config, it's three lines.

i want everything at one full page.

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The keyboard keys are much more goofy.

ARROW KEYS

- - Facebook, etc. - As I want them at 3 lines
- -"List" pages - OK at one line at a time

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PAGE UP / DOWN

- - fine at one page on Facebook, Google results, etc.
- -"List" pages - First key press (either one) gets me zero or one line, depending on what test page I'm using. Second gets about one page, third = 1 page, Fourth = zero to one line, fifth = one page, sixth = 1 page, seventh = 1 line, and so on.

"Page Up / Down" should get one full page every time, either direction.

- - On the "List" pages only, on the times when full page movement happens, it moves about the full page, and then sometimes jumps another couple lines or so down. - - Also, page up / down won't work multiple times (repeat) when it's held down for several pages worth. Maybe keyboard repeat is out pacing FireFox and confusing it?

How can I exorcise the spooks from this ?!?

Thanks!

I'm getting big confusion in 46.0.1 in Ubuntu (NOT the system I'm on right now. Scrolling is inconsistent and frustrating. =================== MOUSE WHEEL SCROLLING - I've got scrolling by mouse wheel working as I want it on normal pages like Facebook, Google result pages, etc. (one rotation click = one page) However, in, for lack of a better name, "list" pages, like my webmail AOL pages or the about:config pages, the scrolling is too short. On the webmail page, it's two display lines only. On about:config, it's three lines. i want everything at one full page. ======== The keyboard keys are much more goofy. ARROW KEYS - - Facebook, etc. - As I want them at 3 lines - -"List" pages - OK at one line at a time ========= PAGE UP / DOWN - - fine at one page on Facebook, Google results, etc. - -"List" pages - First key press (either one) gets me zero or one line, depending on what test page I'm using. Second gets about one page, third = 1 page, Fourth = zero to one line, fifth = one page, sixth = 1 page, seventh = 1 line, and so on. "Page Up / Down" should get one full page every time, either direction. - - On the "List" pages only, on the times when full page movement happens, it moves about the full page, and then sometimes jumps another couple lines or so down. - - Also, page up / down won't work multiple times (repeat) when it's held down for several pages worth. Maybe keyboard repeat is out pacing FireFox and confusing it? How can I exorcise the spooks from this ?!? Thanks!

Additional System Details

Installed Plug-ins

  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.16
  • Citrix Online App Detector Plugin
  • GEPlugin
  • Google Update
  • Office Live Update v1.5
  • Motive Plugin for Mozilla Browsers
  • Shockwave Flash 21.0 r0
  • 5.1.41212.0
  • VLC media player Web Plugin
  • NPWLPG
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) plug-in for Mozilla browsers

Application

  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; WOW64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0

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cor-el
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Is this with the Firefox version from the Ubuntu repositories or the Firefox version from the Mozilla server?

Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution.

Create a new profile to test if your current profile is causing the problem.

See "Creating a profile":

If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems.

Is this with the Firefox version from the Ubuntu repositories or the Firefox version from the Mozilla server? Try the Firefox version from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution. *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Create a new profile to test if your current profile is causing the problem. See "Creating a profile": *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/profile-manager-create-and-remove-firefox-profiles *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Standard_diagnostic_-_Firefox#Profile_issues If the new profile works then you can transfer files from a previously used profile to the new profile, but be cautious not to copy corrupted files to avoid carrying over problems. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/Transferring_data_to_a_new_profile_-_Firefox

Question owner

I tried a new profile. It's worse, being before the changes I made.

I checked the version and updates, it is the latest number. Might I still get improvement with the official FireFox version?

Can I install two versions together on the same machine? If I do, and uninstall the one I don't want, will it also wipe out the good one?

Is there an official 64 bit Linux/Ubuntu version? I thought the repository one was 64 bit. Is the repository 32 or 64 bit? Is the way to tell 32 or 64 the same on Ubuntu?

The Ubuntu machine is where I will be tomorrow.

Thanks!

I tried a new profile. It's worse, being before the changes I made. I checked the version and updates, it is the latest number. Might I still get improvement with the official FireFox version? Can I install two versions together on the same machine? If I do, and uninstall the one I don't want, will it also wipe out the good one? Is there an official 64 bit Linux/Ubuntu version? I thought the repository one was 64 bit. Is the repository 32 or 64 bit? Is the way to tell 32 or 64 the same on Ubuntu? The Ubuntu machine is where I will be tomorrow. Thanks!

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cor-el
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On Linux it is easy to install multiple versions because Firefox comes as a tar.bz2 archive. You only need to extract the files in this archive to a folder on your computer. The repositories likely only offer the version for your Linux OS. If you have a 64 bit Linux version then this will be a 64 bit Firefox version. The Mozilla server has both the 32 bit and 64 bit Firefox version.

It is always best to use separate profiles for each Firefox version to be on the safe side. Ubuntu usually modifies its version offered via the repositories, so it is worth to check out the Mozilla server version. You can also check extensions that Ubuntu adds to Firefox and disable them.

On Linux it is easy to install multiple versions because Firefox comes as a tar.bz2 archive. You only need to extract the files in this archive to a folder on your computer. The repositories likely only offer the version for your Linux OS. If you have a 64 bit Linux version then this will be a 64 bit Firefox version. The Mozilla server has both the 32 bit and 64 bit Firefox version. *https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ *http://kb.mozillazine.org//Installing_Firefox#Linux It is always best to use separate profiles for each Firefox version to be on the safe side. Ubuntu usually modifies its version offered via the repositories, so it is worth to check out the Mozilla server version. You can also check extensions that Ubuntu adds to Firefox and disable them.

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Will the official version install also set itself up for updates, or do I have to do it? If so, how?

Thanks!

Will the official version install also set itself up for updates, or do I have to do it? If so, how? Thanks!
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RogerDavis said

Will the official version install also set itself up for updates, or do I have to do it? If so, how?

Yes the official Linux builds of Firefox from mozilla.org get updates in Firefox.

Just make sure the Firefox folder has read/write permissions. A easy way around this is to Firefox folders in /home

''RogerDavis [[#answer-883784|said]]'' <blockquote> Will the official version install also set itself up for updates, or do I have to do it? If so, how? </blockquote> Yes the official Linux builds of Firefox from mozilla.org get updates in Firefox. Just make sure the Firefox folder has read/write permissions. A easy way around this is to Firefox folders in /home

Question owner

How can I be sure what I have installed here now? This is what's showing :


Application Basics

Name: Firefox Version: 46.0.1 Build ID: 20160511224433 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/5 (Disabled) Safe Mode: false

Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days


All Crash Reports

Extensions


Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.7.3 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d}

Name: Firefox Hello Version: 1.2.6 Enabled: true ID: loop@mozilla.org

Name: Multi-process staged rollout Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: e10srollout@mozilla.org

Name: Pocket Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: firefox@getpocket.com

Name: Ubuntu Modifications Version: 3.2 Enabled: true ID: ubufox@ubuntu.com

Graphics


Adapter Description: X.Org -- Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: none Device ID: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE Driver Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 GPU Accelerated Windows: 0/5 Basic (OMTC) Supports Hardware H264 Decoding: No; Vendor ID: X.Org WebGL Renderer: X.Org -- Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE windowLayerManagerRemote: true AzureCanvasBackend: cairo AzureContentBackend: cairo AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: none AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0 CairoUseXRender: 1

Important Modified Preferences


accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0 browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400 browser.cache.disk.filesystem_reported: 1 browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 1 browser.download.importedFromSqlite: true browser.download.useDownloadDir: false browser.link.open_newwindow: 2 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7 browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20160511224433 browser.startup.homepage: https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20160511224433 browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 46.0.1 browser.tabs.loadInBackground: false dom.apps.reset-permissions: true dom.mozApps.used: true extensions.lastAppVersion: 46.0.1 general.autoScroll: true media.gmp-gmpopenh264.abi: x86_64-gcc3 media.gmp-gmpopenh264.lastUpdate: 1453963460 media.gmp-gmpopenh264.version: 1.5.3 media.gmp-manager.buildID: 20160511224433 media.gmp-manager.lastCheck: 1465070318 mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount: 7 mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled: true mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.vertical.factor: 1500 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true network.predictor.cleaned-up: true places.database.lastMaintenance: 1465070472 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858 plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf plugin.importedState: true privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords: false privacy.sanitize.migrateClearSavedPwdsOnExit: true privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true services.sync.declinedEngines: tabs,history services.sync.engine.history: false services.sync.engine.prefs.modified: false services.sync.engine.tabs: false services.sync.lastPing: 1465070282 services.sync.lastSync: Sat Jun 04 2016 13:39:56 GMT-0700 (PDT) services.sync.numClients: 4 storage.vacuum.last.index: 1 storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1464301742

Important Locked Preferences


JavaScript


Incremental GC: true

Accessibility


Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0

Library Versions


NSPR Expected minimum version: 4.12 Version in use: 4.12

NSS Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC

NSSSMIME Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC

NSSSSL Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC

NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Version in use: 3.22.3

Experimental Features


Sandbox


Seccomp-BPF (System Call Filtering): true Seccomp Thread Synchronization: true User Namespaces: true Media Plugin Sandboxing: true

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Is there another way to fully identify this installation of Firefox?

Thanks!

How can I be sure what I have installed here now? This is what's showing : ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Application Basics Name: Firefox Version: 46.0.1 Build ID: 20160511224433 User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:46.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/46.0 Multiprocess Windows: 0/5 (Disabled) Safe Mode: false Crash Reports for the Last 3 Days --------------------------------- All Crash Reports Extensions ---------- Name: Adblock Plus Version: 2.7.3 Enabled: true ID: {d10d0bf8-f5b5-c8b4-a8b2-2b9879e08c5d} Name: Firefox Hello Version: 1.2.6 Enabled: true ID: loop@mozilla.org Name: Multi-process staged rollout Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: e10srollout@mozilla.org Name: Pocket Version: 1.0 Enabled: true ID: firefox@getpocket.com Name: Ubuntu Modifications Version: 3.2 Enabled: true ID: ubufox@ubuntu.com Graphics -------- Adapter Description: X.Org -- Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE Asynchronous Pan/Zoom: none Device ID: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE Driver Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3 GPU Accelerated Windows: 0/5 Basic (OMTC) Supports Hardware H264 Decoding: No; Vendor ID: X.Org WebGL Renderer: X.Org -- Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE windowLayerManagerRemote: true AzureCanvasBackend: cairo AzureContentBackend: cairo AzureFallbackCanvasBackend: none AzureSkiaAccelerated: 0 CairoUseXRender: 1 Important Modified Preferences ------------------------------ accessibility.typeaheadfind.flashBar: 0 browser.cache.disk.capacity: 358400 browser.cache.disk.filesystem_reported: 1 browser.cache.disk.smart_size_cached_value: 358400 browser.cache.disk.smart_size.first_run: false browser.cache.disk.smart_size.use_old_max: false browser.cache.frecency_experiment: 1 browser.download.importedFromSqlite: true browser.download.useDownloadDir: false browser.link.open_newwindow: 2 browser.places.smartBookmarksVersion: 7 browser.sessionstore.upgradeBackup.latestBuildID: 20160511224433 browser.startup.homepage: https://mail.aol.com/webmail-std/en-us/suite browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID: 20160511224433 browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone: 46.0.1 browser.tabs.loadInBackground: false dom.apps.reset-permissions: true dom.mozApps.used: true extensions.lastAppVersion: 46.0.1 general.autoScroll: true media.gmp-gmpopenh264.abi: x86_64-gcc3 media.gmp-gmpopenh264.lastUpdate: 1453963460 media.gmp-gmpopenh264.version: 1.5.3 media.gmp-manager.buildID: 20160511224433 media.gmp-manager.lastCheck: 1465070318 mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount: 7 mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.enabled: true mousewheel.system_scroll_override_on_root_content.vertical.factor: 1500 network.cookie.prefsMigrated: true network.predictor.cleaned-up: true places.database.lastMaintenance: 1465070472 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages: 104858 plugin.disable_full_page_plugin_for_types: application/pdf plugin.importedState: true privacy.clearOnShutdown.passwords: false privacy.sanitize.migrateClearSavedPwdsOnExit: true privacy.sanitize.migrateFx3Prefs: true services.sync.declinedEngines: tabs,history services.sync.engine.history: false services.sync.engine.prefs.modified: false services.sync.engine.tabs: false services.sync.lastPing: 1465070282 services.sync.lastSync: Sat Jun 04 2016 13:39:56 GMT-0700 (PDT) services.sync.numClients: 4 storage.vacuum.last.index: 1 storage.vacuum.last.places.sqlite: 1464301742 Important Locked Preferences ---------------------------- JavaScript ---------- Incremental GC: true Accessibility ------------- Activated: false Prevent Accessibility: 0 Library Versions ---------------- NSPR Expected minimum version: 4.12 Version in use: 4.12 NSS Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC NSSSMIME Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC NSSSSL Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Basic ECC Version in use: 3.22.3 Basic ECC NSSUTIL Expected minimum version: 3.22.3 Version in use: 3.22.3 Experimental Features --------------------- Sandbox ------- Seccomp-BPF (System Call Filtering): true Seccomp Thread Synchronization: true User Namespaces: true Media Plugin Sandboxing: true ==================================== Is there another way to fully identify this installation of Firefox? Thanks!

Question owner

Or might the code portions be exactly the same, but not the config file?

Or might the code portions be exactly the same, but not the config file?