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Text glitching only in Firefox

I've been having a weird issue with my text glitching only in my Firefox browser. Initially I thought it might be my monitor but then I realized the issue only presents i… (read more)

I've been having a weird issue with my text glitching only in my Firefox browser. Initially I thought it might be my monitor but then I realized the issue only presents itself in my Firefox browser. Literally no other program is affected.

I've done a reset, I've uninstalled and done a clean install, I've deleted all Firefox files and re-downloaded the browser. The issue immediately pops up again.

Asked by janna.g.landry 11 months ago

Answered by janna.g.landry 10 months ago

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Firefox crashes after Pasting text or Paste and go.

Firefox crashes whenever I paste something in search bar. Even if its one word only. It has been like 3 months now and no help. It even crashes in troubleshooting mode. I… (read more)

Firefox crashes whenever I paste something in search bar. Even if its one word only. It has been like 3 months now and no help. It even crashes in troubleshooting mode. I have reinstalled and refreshed, but it helped only for a day.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Amandeep Singh 11 months ago

Answered by Amandeep Singh 11 months ago

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Automatic dynamic theme to show name of profile in browser header

I use multiple Firefox profiles. I would like an EASY way to see the name of the Firefox profile somewhere on the screen. The attached image shows a theme I created whi… (read more)

I use multiple Firefox profiles. I would like an EASY way to see the name of the Firefox profile somewhere on the screen. The attached image shows a theme I created which shows the name of the profile on the menu bar. I forgot exactly how I did it, but it involved typing this in a Word document, taking a screenshot and turning it into a jpeg, crop the image, upload it as a theme, then test it. Repeated several times until I got it to work.

I don't need or want fancy graphics here. I just need the name of the Firefox profile to appear somewhere in the window. In my fantasy world, there would be an option to include this name in the window Title bar.

Asked by dan400man1 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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DigiNotar Root CA listed in about:certificate

I opened about:certificate to make sure my local O/S certs were in order and noticed the Servers tab and after opening it saw that DigiNotar Root CA was the one and only … (read more)

I opened about:certificate to make sure my local O/S certs were in order and noticed the Servers tab and after opening it saw that DigiNotar Root CA was the one and only entry. I know all about the DigiNotar fiasco and how their root cert was left enabled after the NL government took over in order to prevent a bunch more problems. However, I don't understand why that cert is listed in my Servers tab and why it isn't anywhere in my Settings -> Certificates options window. I have used a couple self-signed certs in the past for localhost web server stuff where I got tired of the SSL warning over HTTP on my local domain, but otherwise only have my PGP key and haven't messed with anything otherwise. Should I be worried? This thing happened several years ago and the Root Cert I have is listed as expiring in about a year and a half.

Running Windows 11 Pro and Firefox 114.0.1 (64-bit)

Asked by terriblenihilist 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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"The server encountered an error", unable to view activity or file owner information in google drive

I am currently unable to view any file activity or ownership information in Google Drive in a shared folder. I have tried the following troubleshooting steps: Quit an… (read more)

I am currently unable to view any file activity or ownership information in Google Drive in a shared folder. I have tried the following troubleshooting steps:

  • Quit and reopen firefox
  • Relaunched firefox in safe mode/extensions disabled
  • Cleared cookies
  • Tried in other browsers (works in Librewolf, Brave and Chromium; doesn't work in any Firefox browser (Nightly, beta, standard)

Asked by Zander 11 months ago

Answered by Zander 11 months ago

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media keys cannot control any websites on linux

i've tried toggling media.hardwaremediakeys off and pressing the media keys to no avail, they don't seem to have any effect when it's enabled or disabled. the keys work o… (read more)

i've tried toggling media.hardwaremediakeys off and pressing the media keys to no avail, they don't seem to have any effect when it's enabled or disabled. the keys work on other applications like VLC media player, though! and I can see that the media is being detected from firefox, too, as it appears in media player widgets i have on my plasma desktop. it seems to be only the physical keys that aren't working, because i can press buttons on the widgets to control media playing in firefox.

Asked by wilr 10 months ago

Answered by wilr 10 months ago

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Youtube most of the time has terrible connection speed

Lately for the last 3ish days my YouTube connection speed on Firefox and only Firefox has been terribly slow. So slow that it can't even watch normal HD content. But not … (read more)

Lately for the last 3ish days my YouTube connection speed on Firefox and only Firefox has been terribly slow. So slow that it can't even watch normal HD content. But not always, sometimes it does work at normal internet speeds which is so weird. I have around 500 Mbps download speed internet so I know it's not the issue. The picture with the slow download speed is on Firefox and the fast/normal download speed is on Chrome. Sometimes in a private window Firefox runs at normal speed but not always, I don't think it's an extension issue.

Asked by Firefox696969 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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using Location Services on Mac

I tried to log in to a website that requires access to my location. I'm using Firefox 114.02 on an iMac running Monterey 12.6.7. I was able to get in to Firefox's Locati… (read more)

I tried to log in to a website that requires access to my location. I'm using Firefox 114.02 on an iMac running Monterey 12.6.7. I was able to get in to Firefox's Location settings and now have the website listed with "Allow" noted. This was not enough, and for some time I didn't understand why. Then I discovered the Mac's System Preferences' Security and Privacy section, where Location Services are one category under Privacy. Selecting Location Services brings up a list of apps that are allowed to provide location information. For some reason, other browsers are on the list and can be turned on or off, but Firefox is not on the list of apps that can be selected as permitted. Am I missing something here? I can't find any way to add apps to the list so that they can actually be selected. Any advice?

Asked by MrWenger2 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Google Docs: Alt+/ shortcut not working in Firefox, works in Chrome

On Google Docs, the very useful shortcut "Alt+/" for executing menu actions by name exists, similar M-x in Emacs or Ctrl+Shift+A in PyCharm or Ctrl+Shift+P in VS Code. O… (read more)

On Google Docs, the very useful shortcut "Alt+/" for executing menu actions by name exists, similar M-x in Emacs or Ctrl+Shift+A in PyCharm or Ctrl+Shift+P in VS Code.

On a German keyboard, there is no "/" key. In Chrome the hotkey "Alt+#" works instead. In Firefox, it does not.

This hotkey is particularly important, because it gives quick access to menu actions, that have no hotkey assigned, or for which the hotkey does not work on the current layout.

Is there something I can do to make it work?

Note. Based on what I know, I cannot tell if this is an issue with Firefox not sending the Alt+# key correctly, a special feature of Chrome that isn't present in Firefox, or a cross-browser compatibility issue of Google Docs, that should be blamed on Google Docs and not Firefox.

Firefox 114.0.2 (64-bit), running on Open Suse 15.3, 64 bit.

Asked by kb 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Cookies pop-up disappears before I can make a selection.

On a new website or after clearing the cache and cookies and upon opening a page I will often get a pop-up with cookie usage choices, e.g. "strictly necessary", etc. How… (read more)

On a new website or after clearing the cache and cookies and upon opening a page I will often get a pop-up with cookie usage choices, e.g. "strictly necessary", etc. However, the pop-up disappears before I have a chance to click on any choice or even finish reading the first line. I'm not sure what settings I need to change to allow me to make a choice on the pop-up. Please advise. Thanks.

Asked by BigO 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Extensions are not shown in toolbar after restore

Hello, I wanted to restore Firefox to start clean. I wanted anyway to reinstall my (few) extensions, all of which are safe and well known. When I do that, though, their i… (read more)

Hello, I wanted to restore Firefox to start clean. I wanted anyway to reinstall my (few) extensions, all of which are safe and well known. When I do that, though, their icons don't show up in the toolbar. When I open the "customize toolbar" setting, extension icons aren't there. So there's no way to add them to toolbar.

I tried all possible methods: - "Restore Firefox" and resync my account (extensions are reinstalled but icons not shown in toolbar / customize toolbar) - "Restore Firefox", not syncing, and manually installing extensions (icons still not shown in toolbar / customize toolbar) - Uninstall Firefox, delete everything in Profiles folder, reinstall Firefox. Same behavior.

So, it seems it's something not related to a broken profile, since a fresh profile, with no syncing, does not fix the issue.

Any clue of what I could try? Thanks!

Asked by Daniele Mancino 11 months ago

Answered by Daniele Mancino 11 months ago

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firefox 114b5 does not save form data

Firefox 114b5 does not remember form history. I have tested two different websites. I have form history enabled - see attached browser_settings.png. Attached is a screen… (read more)

Firefox 114b5 does not remember form history. I have tested two different websites.

I have form history enabled - see attached browser_settings.png. Attached is a screenshot of the moz_formhistory table in the formhistory.sqlite file.

What do I need to do to enable form history on all websites?

Asked by mwestout1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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PROBLEM ACCESSING MY GMAIL VIA FIREFOX

PROBLEM ACCESSING MY GMAIL VIA FIREFOX My wife and I both have (separate) Gmail accounts – we access them on Win 10 computers, using Firefox. I have set up two Firefox … (read more)

PROBLEM ACCESSING MY GMAIL VIA FIREFOX

My wife and I both have (separate) Gmail accounts – we access them on Win 10 computers, using Firefox. I have set up two Firefox “buttons” (one for each Gmail address), both of which worked perfectly – until today!

Now, when I click on EITHER of the two Gmail “buttons” I get ONLY my wife’s email! I CAN access my own Gmail with either my Android phone OR using the Edge browser however!

So far as I can see, nothing has changed with the two URLs (a different one for each button) – I’ve tried setting up a ‘new’ button from scratch and just using 'my' URL in the search bar but both still give the same result – my wife’s email account!

HELP!!

Asked by goshjm 10 months ago

Answered by goshjm 10 months ago

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When I type in address bar to search, the search result page does not display page address in the address bar.

I am using Firefox 114.0.2 address bar only, no search bar. I do not remember when it was happened, but today when I want to copy and paste page address I found out that … (read more)

I am using Firefox 114.0.2 address bar only, no search bar. I do not remember when it was happened, but today when I want to copy and paste page address I found out that address bar did not display the page address as previous version, just display the words I searched as a search bar (if the search bar is enabled, and typed in search bar then push enter, address bar will display address of search result page, and search bar will keep displaying the words in it). I attached my screenshot below. Using another tab and "switch to tab" feature by Firefox, I found out the page address. In my screenshot, I typed "test" and using Google to search (I also tried Bing, Wikipedia and more and all of them have the same problem with their owned link) and the page address should be "https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=test" but even I paste this link into the address bar, it will only display "test" like the pic. I think it is a trim feature but I do not which preference I should edit in about:config. I have set "browser.urlbar.trimURLs" to false for displaying http and www, but it is not work this time.

Asked by 920619lqy 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Unreadable / garbled / distorted text rendering?

I experienced unreadable / garbled / distorted text rendering on some websites on macOS 13.4.1 (22F82). Tested on following browsers: Firefox 114.0.2 (64-bit) Fire… (read more)

I experienced unreadable / garbled / distorted text rendering on some websites on macOS 13.4.1 (22F82).

Tested on following browsers:

  • Firefox 114.0.2 (64-bit)
  • Firefox Developer Edition 115.0b9 (64-bit)
  • Firefox Nightly 116.0a1 (2023-06-30) (64-bit)

See attached screenshot when I visited reStructuredText Quick Reference documentation[1] using a Private Window from a new Firefox Profile.

How can I further investigate or fix this issue?

[1]: https://docutils.sourceforge.io/docs/user/rst/quickref.html

Asked by Leonard L. 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Managed by organisation - no Mozilla policy

I recently noticed that in the settings it says "Your browser is being managed by your organisation". The certificate "ImportEnterpriseRoots" seems to be affected. I hav… (read more)

I recently noticed that in the settings it says "Your browser is being managed by your organisation". The certificate "ImportEnterpriseRoots" seems to be affected. I have seen guides saying to delete a registry key but I do not have a Mozilla folder in my policies.

It is worth noting I do run two anti virus software. Kaspersky total security and gridinsoft anti malware. Just wondering if there is a way to permanently remove this or if its just a side affect of my anti virus software.

Thanks

Asked by ETERNALVOID 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Update to 114.0.2

After the Firefox update to 114.0.2 on my WIndows 10 desktop computer, the display of the Google Voice website became all garbled and vertical scrolling stopped working,… (read more)

After the Firefox update to 114.0.2 on my WIndows 10 desktop computer, the display of the Google Voice website became all garbled and vertical scrolling stopped working, making it impossible to read new next messages. My laptop, which has been turned off and has not taken the update, is still running the previous version and does not have the problem. I'm wondering if others have had the same issue.

Asked by Jeff B 11 months ago

Answered by Jeff B 11 months ago

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Noto Hieroglyphics shifted up with writing-mode: vertical-lr;

When using Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphics font and writing-mode: vertical-lr; the characters appear shifted up by ~10%, thus appearing partially outside their parent el… (read more)

When using Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphics font and writing-mode: vertical-lr; the characters appear shifted up by ~10%, thus appearing partially outside their parent element. All hieroglyphics do this (here using (U+13000)), but only with Noto font.

Tested on versions 114.0.2 and 79.0esr, on different machines, new installs, old installs, even the mobile version. Chromium-based browsers don't have the issue. Images show character inside a div (with borders), the same character highlighted, and Chrome screenshot for comparison. TO REPRODUCE just import and set Noto Sans Egyptian Hieroglyphics and writing-mode: vertical-lr/vertical-rl/tb/tb-rl. A bordered div around the characters might be useful.

Asked by damian.dbcz 11 months ago

Answered by damian.dbcz 10 months ago