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Playing in background no longer works

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the … (read more)

Until recently (sorry, I don't know which version I upgraded from), it was possible to let media play the background with Firefox for Android. Media would show up on the lock screen and could be played/paused from there when open in the browser. Now, I have found no way of playing media from Firefox without having the window in focus.

I'm wondering if this was an Android change or a Firefox change that broke Android detecting media playing in Firefox, and whether this is/was intended, a known issue, or a bug?

I'm on Android 13 (Oxygen OS 13 on OnePlus Nord 2T), with Firefox version 112.2.0 (release April 24 on the play store).

Asked by johannes38 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Close tab button on left

As per old thread at: https://support.mozilla.org/zu/questions/1365405 which has since been archived. As of version 113, this solution is being suppressed. I occasional… (read more)

As per old thread at: https://support.mozilla.org/zu/questions/1365405 which has since been archived.

As of version 113, this solution is being suppressed. I occasionally see the x appear briefly on the left when a tab is selected, but then it reverts. So far I have not been able to work out what setting is overriding this function, so I've just rolled back to 112 and used the "--allow-downgrade" flag on the firefox shortcut so I can still load my old profile, but understand this is not a safe option in the long term.

Asked by Venoltar 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Cloudflare

I am using the latest version of Firefox (112.02 32-bit) with Windows 10 but am being blocked from certain websites by the Cloudflare security app because it says that my… (read more)

I am using the latest version of Firefox (112.02 32-bit) with Windows 10 but am being blocked from certain websites by the Cloudflare security app because it says that my browser is out-of-date. This was particularly embarassing when I was trying to buy tickets for a concert recently and was unable to access the venue's online payment system.

It may be that Cloudflare is confused because I occasionly use an older version of Firefox (52.9.0 32-bit) with an earlier version of Windows. How can this issue be resolved so that Cloudflare does not block legimate access to websites when I am using the most up-to-date version of Firefox?

Asked by SiriusB 11 months ago

Answered by SiriusB 11 months ago

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Reorder extensions

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I w… (read more)

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I want to customize the extensions toolbar, but how?

In the add-ons page, I can remove, disable, or enable extensions, but I cannot change the order of them.

As an example, there is an add-on for my Firefox account that is leftmost in the bar of extension icons. I would like to move it all the way to the right. Again, how would I do that?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by alizabgold 11 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 11 months ago

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No Add-On Icons Showing in Windows 11

I just hooked up a new Windows 11 computer and installed Firefox, which has been my default browser for many years. I was irritated to discover after I synced with anothe… (read more)

I just hooked up a new Windows 11 computer and installed Firefox, which has been my default browser for many years. I was irritated to discover after I synced with another computer that almost all the icons for my add-ons have disappeared with no apparent way to get them back. I NEED some of those icons and it makes absolutely no sense to have them gone. Before anyone suggests it I have checked where you customize the toolbar and none of them are there. I refreshed Firefox just in case it helped and of course it didn't. Checking online only results in finding other people with the same problem with no helpful answer. It's almost like Firefox is begging people to leave and go to another browser, which I probably would since I'm so irritated at this issue, but I'm not happy with any other browser. Firefox is the only one I've remotely been happy with, but the way it is right now I'll be pretty much unable to use Firefox on my new computer. At least I still have my icons on my Windows 10 laptop until I'm forced to upgrade to 11 but my new desktop just might end up Firefoxless unless I get a helpful answer.

Asked by mstqbfan 12 months ago

Answered by cor-el 12 months ago

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No container tab option when long pressing new tab button or in settings

How do I enable container tabs? The option to open a new link in a container tab has disappeared and the prompt doesn't show up when I long press the new tab button eithe… (read more)

How do I enable container tabs? The option to open a new link in a container tab has disappeared and the prompt doesn't show up when I long press the new tab button either

Asked by Darner 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Unable to reduce address bar height for 113.

I am trying to make the address bar thinner (reduce the height), but after trying all the recommendations on the Internet, I did not succeed. I did this through the userC… (read more)

I am trying to make the address bar thinner (reduce the height), but after trying all the recommendations on the Internet, I did not succeed. I did this through the userChrome.css file and by minimizing the icons. Please help.

Asked by booya 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Win 10 pro task manager shows phantom tabs, excessive CPU and memory usage

I'm now running in troubleshooting mode with NO extensions. For weeks my drives have been churning and I've been running out of resource, seeing the hour glass, graying … (read more)

I'm now running in troubleshooting mode with NO extensions.

For weeks my drives have been churning and I've been running out of resource, seeing the hour glass, graying screen, etc.

I finally closed the windows with countless tabs, disabled some extensions, and it got better, but I still have problems, even in troubleshooting mode.

Task manager still shows phantom tabs. I had 4 tabs open, it showed 7, etc.

And strangely, I now see Kaperski Native Messaging with the tabs in task manager: https://www.file.net/process/plugin-nm-server.exe.html

Closed that. Have 7 tabs in one window, task manager shows 11 tabs.

Am so confused.

Asked by ChristineB 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Bookmarking a page via drag n drop, saves the bookmark with the url as a title

Unlike Chrome, if you drag n drop a bookmark, it is saved with the url as a title. You need to click the star for the bookmark to be saved normally. Any plans on changi… (read more)

Unlike Chrome, if you drag n drop a bookmark, it is saved with the url as a title. You need to click the star for the bookmark to be saved normally.

Any plans on changing that?

Asked by leon.vitanos 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox creates almost 200 processes on exit, 100% CPU

Hello, When I close Firefox after the last update (current installed version: 112.0 x64 Windows 10), Firefox creates almost 200 processes (in the latest case 177), each… (read more)

Hello,

When I close Firefox after the last update (current installed version: 112.0 x64 Windows 10), Firefox creates almost 200 processes (in the latest case 177), each using from 17 MB to 65 MB RAM (except one that is using over 200 MB - I guess the main one) using 100% CPU for about half a minute, and in that my PC is unusable - everything hangs. It takes a bit more time to close all of them.

Any ideas what could be wrong and how to fix it?

Thank you.

Asked by Red-Herring 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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URL works with Chrome but not Firefox

Up until today this link below in Firefox provided me access to my newspaper: https://ashevillecitizentimes-nc.newsmemory.com/ Today it gives a black screen. The link wor… (read more)

Up until today this link below in Firefox provided me access to my newspaper: https://ashevillecitizentimes-nc.newsmemory.com/ Today it gives a black screen. The link works with Chrome. The lock icon gives the following information on the Firefox page. X ■si. Page Info — https://ashevillecitizentimes-nc.newsmemory.com/ — □ m E [p] [Til §i General Media Permissions Security Website Identity Website: ashevillecitizentimes-nc.newsmemory.com Owner: This website does not supply ownership information. Verified by: Sectigo Limited View Certificate Privacy & History Have I visited this website prior to today? Is this website storing information on my computer? Yes, 2,251 times Yes, cookies and 19.2 KB of site data Clear Cookies and Site Data Have I saved any passwords for this website? No View Saved Passwords Technical Details Connection Encrypted (TLS_AES_256_GCM_SHA384, 256 bit keys, TLS 1.3) The page you are viewing was encrypted before being transmitted over the Internet. Encryption makes it difficult for unauthorized people to view information traveling between computers. It is therefore unlikely that anyone read this page as it traveled across the network.

Asked by bill68 12 months ago

Answered by bill68 12 months ago

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The width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore, Firefox 113

After update to Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore. Before update to Firefox 113 (version 112 or older), the w… (read more)

After update to Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore.

Before update to Firefox 113 (version 112 or older), the width size is still normal: full size; like search-engine-textbox on Toolbar.

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[1]: Firefox 113, about version, link image: 1-About-version

[2]: Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Toolbar is full size, link image: 2-Search engine textbox - on toolbar - full width

[3]: Firefox 113, customize mode, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is now full size, link image: 3-Search engine textbox - on overflow menu - customize mode - full width

[4]: Firefox 113, after customize, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore. The width is so narrow, link image: 4-Search engine textbox - on overflow menu - after customize - narrow width

[5]: Firefox before 113, screenshot of another post (2022-may-04), the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is now still normal: full size.

link image: image on reddit

link post: post on reddit


Please review and restore the width setting, same as version 112 and earlier.

Thanks and best regards!

P.S.: I posted this on " Mozilla Connect > Discussions" at this link: The width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore, Firefox 113

Asked by zuumvuoogkagwkqpqa 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox downgrades itself automatically every night

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines. I can only get… (read more)

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines.

I can only get Firefox to run again by running from command prompt with "-allow-downgrade" option and then updating again.

I usually don't notice until I launch Firefox the following morning and it gives me a message that the profile was created with an older version and to exit or create a new profile.

I've had Firefox open and then it reverts and it gives me a XULRunner error about the profile being used by an older version.

I don't have any special backup or restore software running and the physical files in my Firefox folder in c:\program files\mozilla firefox are being physically pushed to a prior version dated 3/21/2023.

On both machines, I've completely uninstalled and reinstalled and it's good for a day and then reverts.

No log entries for the reversion can be found. It's just back to a prior version.

I've never come across anything like this before and have scanned for any malware or other issue, but haven't found anything.

Asked by Splutt 11 months ago

Answered by Splutt 11 months ago

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Is it possible to move a plugin/extension button/icon outside of the Extension menu?

We used to be able to organize our extension buttons and icons in the toolbar, beside the address bar. However, I just updated Firefox and can no longer show these icons … (read more)

We used to be able to organize our extension buttons and icons in the toolbar, beside the address bar. However, I just updated Firefox and can no longer show these icons on the toolbar. Instead, they're hidden in the Extensions menu (with the puzzle-piece icon)

This is annoying.

There are some extensions I use many times a day, like my password manager. Is there a way to move my extension/plugin buttons back to the toolbar?

Asked by Tony 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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block autoplay not working on 112.0.2

Block autoplay not working on 112.0.2. I've tried going into about:config and changing settings. Doesn't help. Also under "Settings \ Permissions \ Autoplay" shows def… (read more)

Block autoplay not working on 112.0.2. I've tried going into about:config and changing settings. Doesn't help. Also under "Settings \ Permissions \ Autoplay" shows default for all websites as "Block Audio and Video" and under Websites "About:Welcome" shows as "Allow audio and video." I've changed the About:Welcome to block audio and video. I've also tried clicking the Remove All Websites button to delete the exception. Neither works. I save changes, exit Firefox, and restart. Same settings as before, and autoplay still starts.

Asked by matt3916 11 months ago

Answered by matt3916 11 months ago

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Group Policy Templates / Preferences (Deprecated)

I am looking for information regarding the support life for settings that are defined in the Preferences (Deprecated) section of the ADMX templates provided in GitHub. Th… (read more)

I am looking for information regarding the support life for settings that are defined in the Preferences (Deprecated) section of the ADMX templates provided in GitHub. There doesn't appear to be a definitive answer as to when these preferences are no longer applicable to a version of Firefox. The term "Deprecated" certainly applies they're on their way to extinction. But only a small handful of preferences have been ported over to non-deprecated template settings (like Auto Update). Is there an expected version of Firefox where all these preferences are meaningless? Or will they be supported indefinitely? "Industry recommendations' from 3rd party security vendors are bloating my policies in the domain space and I can't definitively say they are 'no longer supported as of version xyz' for all these Firefox Preference settings, which happen to be about 80% of the security parameters defined by STIG and/or CIS Workbench.

Asked by rott3nhippi3 12 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Bing has 'invaded' my computer and substituted itself as the search engine with Firefox - I do not want Bing

My search engine page when I click on FF changed to Bing this morning. I installed Avast Virus Remover yesterday, and nothing else. All methods given on all the answer … (read more)

My search engine page when I click on FF changed to Bing this morning. I installed Avast Virus Remover yesterday, and nothing else. All methods given on all the answer pages did not work (do not find the link) or I do not know how to get to the command (e.g. Tools - xxxx - xxx - which tools?) I can't open FF so I can't use any of its options, unless there is a way to open FF without this Bing thing.

Win 10. I ran all the AV's and malware programs and they found nothing because I really do not surf a lot. I can't say which version of FF because I can't open FF

Thanks

Asked by sarel222 1 year ago

Answered by sarel222 1 year ago