Separate search engine for private mode missing, no option to search selected text in private mode

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search … (read more)

In firefox 77 I could choose different search engine for example duckduckgo as default search engine in private mode. In 78.0.1 this setting is missing, no way to search selected text privately or set different search engine for private mode. Only workaround is to go to about:config and enable "browser.search.separatePrivateDefault.ui.enabled". This fixes both problems. Is this still in beta and not officially available or are my settings wrong?

Asked by Piterk 1 minute ago

Yahoo! Search add on iOS

Can someone please give me a proper Yahoo! search url with query to add to the the FireFox iOS app as I'm somewhat confused by the values or whatever. here's what I got: … (read more)

Can someone please give me a proper Yahoo! search url with query to add to the the FireFox iOS app as I'm somewhat confused by the values or whatever. here's what I got:

http://www.yahoo.com/find?q=%s (error)


http://www.yahoo.com/search?q=%s (redirects)

https://search.yahoo.com/?guccounter= (redirects)

https://search.yahoo.com/?q= (redirects)

Can't find 'quick search' add options anymore. If anyone can help with the 'query' as I'm somewhat confused with the proper placement and just want to be able to instantly search a result without being redirected to Yahoo! homepage, It'd greatly be appreciated.

Asked by dukenukem 6 minutes ago

JIT/GC/Cycle Collection hanging periodically

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video… (read more)

After my browser being open for a while, usually a few hours, Firefox starts to get some major hanging in some tabs; I can have two windows open, one with a youtube video playing and another with like reddit or something else, and when browsing reddit, I get major hanging when interacting for around 7 seconds.

I recorded a couple performance profiles to see what's causing it, and it seems to consistently be a very long JIT or GC call, also labelled as "Cycle Collection" in the waterfall view.

I saved the profiles and I can upload them, but I'm not sure if they come with any private info so I'm reticent to add it to this thread.

I've watched the Task Manager (the Firefox one and the Windows one) while this is happening and memory usage in the Windows task manager seems to rise quickly over a few seconds then suddenly drop back down. I'm not sure if that's relevant. In the Firefox Task Manager I didn't see anything particularly salient other than energy usage spiking up just after the hanging is over.

This doesn't only seem to happen on Windows because it also happens on my Linux laptop occasionally as well, in a very similar manner. I didn't collect any evidence on Linux yet.

This has been happening for quite a while now, on multiple versions of Firefox in a row. I'm using 79.0b3 Developer Edition right now on my Windows machine.

Closing and reopening Firefox usually causes things to clear themselves out and I don't get such long hanging for a while.

I would expect JIT and GC to happen in much smaller chunks to avoid hanging, it's strange that it takes that long for one call.

Asked by Francis 6 minutes ago

Reddit chat on old Reddit not working on Firefox

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and… (read more)

Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu

When I click on the chat icon in the old Reddit, it doesn't load. It loads fine on the Redesign. It works fine on both old Reddit and Redesign on Chrome, and another Reddit user has confirmed the same experience.

I see this version was updated on June 3, 2020, and while I don't use chat very often, I know it has been only recently unresponsive. Problem is, I use old Reddit almost exclusively when I'm actually using Reddit because I prefer the way it runs.

Asked by rikkilange44 27 minutes ago

Crashing when thunderbolt interface selected for playback

Hi there, Firefox has started crashing anytime I try to playback media with my Focusrite interface selected for playback. This issue has been ongoing for a few months. … (read more)

Hi there,

Firefox has started crashing anytime I try to playback media with my Focusrite interface selected for playback. This issue has been ongoing for a few months. Any page like youtube, with video or media embedded causes a crash.

For reference, I'm using a Focusrite Red8pre on a Macbook Pro. The error does not occur when using the laptops speakers for playback.

Any help here would be appreciated.

Cheers, -Harry

Asked by dogledastray 40 minutes ago

Prompt to confirm before closing TB or deleting a message?

Hi Everyone All too often I find I close TB accidentally. Is there a way to have a promt ask me to confirm that I want to close TB? I used to have an extention which wou… (read more)

Hi Everyone

All too often I find I close TB accidentally. Is there a way to have a promt ask me to confirm that I want to close TB?

I used to have an extention which would prompt me to confirm deleting a message but it stopped working. Is there another way to do this?

Thanks.

B R

Asked by Board Room 45 minutes ago

Certain links in my bookmarks or top sites does nothing the first time I click them

So for example, I have https://open.spotify.com/collection/tracks bookmarked. Pretty much every time I want to open that link, whether from top sites in a new tab or if I… (read more)

So for example, I have https://open.spotify.com/collection/tracks bookmarked. Pretty much every time I want to open that link, whether from top sites in a new tab or if I search that bookmark from the URL and click it, nothing happens. It will, however, work the second time I click it. It seems like really odd behavior.

Asked by C h r i s W 58 minutes ago

Alternate Stylesheets in local HTML file?

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files. See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives I have a trivial… (read more)

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files.

See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives

I have a trivial HTML file, e.g., c:\alternate_stylesheet.html, with a few of those examples of alternative stylesheets, like:

 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/Steely" title=Steely>
 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://dbaron.org/style/forest" title="Forest (by David Baron)">

Viewing such a trivial HTML page in Firefox on Win10, the View > Page Style list is the default - just "No Style" and "Basic Page Style". The list does not include the head link alternate stylesheet options.

Why not?

IE has no trouble with these (menu View > Style presents them as expected), which seems to confirm that the trivial HTML code is correct.

Any advice?

Asked by Dante 2 hours ago

Forwarding a message using filters sends in different format losing information

When I create a filter to automatically forward emails to another email address, the format of the message is modified. It creates an encoded block of text and loses imb… (read more)

When I create a filter to automatically forward emails to another email address, the format of the message is modified. It creates an encoded block of text and loses imbedded links so that the recipient is unable to see the original information. I can open the same message and forward it to the same recipient, and the message I send manually has all of the required information and is in a normal text format. The saved outgoing message in my outbox in both cases matches whet the recipient sees, so I know these are going out in two different formats.

How do I send automatically forwarded messages in this normal format? Thanks, John

Asked by john380 2 hours ago

Passwords saved by Firefox today don't work

Did something change in Firefox today? I tried to let Firefox save a password and user name for Ask LibreOffice and when I tried to log in the password failed and I had t… (read more)

Did something change in Firefox today? I tried to let Firefox save a password and user name for Ask LibreOffice and when I tried to log in the password failed and I had to reset it.This happened again just now. (LibreOffice again). Firefox used to mess up in this way but that was ages ago. Everything has worked beautifully until today. Thank you!

Asked by Kangalarue 2 hours ago

Extension window on Max window size

OK sorry about not getting right back, I ask for help then I don't follow through not the best way of doing this. So I have done some more exploring on this problem. I am… (read more)

OK sorry about not getting right back, I ask for help then I don't follow through not the best way of doing this. So I have done some more exploring on this problem. I am not sure what's going on. So I am running dual display on a laptop running windows 10 . Seems to me everything is updated. So up on the main display (external display) it's OK everything seems to be great on it.

So if I go to the laptop display that's where my problem is. So what I have done is on max the window is where I get this problem. Min. the size window goes away if the screen's location is about 1" down from the top of the frame on the screen. If I move it up some just a little 3/4" it seems to be a small drop down window again. If I move it up even more not to the max but just up to say about 1/2" the drop down window gets bigger however it is still cut down with no way to scroll down to see the rest of the window. So what my thoughts are is the over scan of the video is too big? If so how do I take care of it? I hope this helps out. Let me know thank you for your help on this matter. So if I go to single display its all good on the laptop window.

UPDATE: So I have also played with other web browser, Chrome and Edge and I can't recreate it in those browsers. I adjusted the over scan so its not that. I can't get full Images of both displays at once to big of file.

Asked by Me 2 hours ago

Unwanted google and amazon search suggestions in address bar

Hi, I am running Firefox 78.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5. I get these unwanted advertisements for Google and Amazon whenever I go to type in the address bar (see … (read more)

Hi,

I am running Firefox 78.0.1 64-bit on MacOS Catalina 10.15.5.

I get these unwanted advertisements for Google and Amazon whenever I go to type in the address bar (see attached images). How do I disable them? I can't see any option in the "Search" section of Preferences or searching Preferences in general. My search engine of choice is DuckDuckGo, and I do not have an Amazon account. Why does Firefox think have a desire to interact with these companies?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by mostlyaspambox 2 hours ago

Getting Rosetta Stone to work on my desktop computer.

Hi, I am trying to run Rosetta Stone on my desktop. It only refers me to the mozilla blog page, but I cannot find what I need to change to allow the program to work. H… (read more)

Hi, I am trying to run Rosetta Stone on my desktop. It only refers me to the mozilla blog page, but I cannot find what I need to change to allow the program to work. Help!

thank you!

Donna

Asked by d.steinfort 3 hours ago

AAdvantage eShopping Button Extension will not download

I have been unsuccessful in downloading the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping extension from the AA.com website. Each time I get the error "The add-on could not be … (read more)

I have been unsuccessful in downloading the American Airlines AAdvantage eShopping extension from the AA.com website. Each time I get the error "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure".

Firefox 79ob3 Window 7

Thanks

Asked by mthomasff 3 hours ago

When playing audio or video in a tab, opening a new tab / switching to it causes the audio/video to stutter

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly. This happens no matte… (read more)

When I am playing media in a tab (youtube, spotify, etc.), if I open a new tab + website to browse, the audio/video in the other tab stutters badly.

This happens no matter what. With add-ons enabled, with ALL add-ons disabled, AND with firefox in safe-mode.

I have uploaded a video of the problem in action:

https://streamable.com/cgy9h5

Asked by macmilln82 4 hours ago

speed on fire fox

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs eve… (read more)

I do not get the speed I should which is 150Mbs since mid April this year I was gettin the speed before Then i changed to chrome and when I test the speed is 185 Mbs everytime. Right now I have reinstalled the fire fox and tested with both Ookla and fast.com both are giving a reading of 37.6Mbs on the fire fox and 184 on the Chrome. I do like fire fox but if the speed is not there then i do not want to use it. I am not good at this computer stuff so if there are any instruction please use simple terms, also I am too old to learn . thanks stay safe

Minoo

Asked by gammy01 5 hours ago

Not receiving background notifications (macOS) when watching videos in full screen

I recently switched from chrome to firefox. Normally I receive notifications of texts/imessages and calls in the top right corner of my screen even when I am watching vid… (read more)

I recently switched from chrome to firefox. Normally I receive notifications of texts/imessages and calls in the top right corner of my screen even when I am watching videos in full screen; however, after switching to firefox I have noticed that sometimes I do not receive the notifications if I am in full screen video mode. This is causing me to miss some important messages. Is there a way to ensure that notifications such as imessages display even while watching videos in full screen?

Asked by raj33v4 5 hours ago

Google doc or sheet lags/pauses perdiocally on firefox

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the… (read more)

When I m using google doc or sheet to edit a document from google drive, I notice that my cursor will freeze for 5-10 sec from time to time. No issues with chrome on the same documents. I never had this problem until the firefox updates in the past few months. I have tried the usual steps such as disabling all plugins, start firefox in safemode but nothing works. The problem is consistent across all documents, even for new documents. Does anyone know of a workaround?

Asked by ron 5 hours ago

Tab Sync - How to close tabs across all devices

I have a ton of tabs open on my iphone and was looking for an easy way to clean them up. I have everything synced up between my macbook and my iphone. Is there a way to c… (read more)

I have a ton of tabs open on my iphone and was looking for an easy way to clean them up. I have everything synced up between my macbook and my iphone. Is there a way to close tabs on my iphone from my macbook? Going through all of the sidebar tabs on a big screen is so much quicker but I'm not seeing a way to close tabs across all devices. Any advice would be great. If this isn't possible, this would be a great feature to have added to firefox. Thanks.

Asked by jmsaylor 6 hours ago