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Cannot access about:config as of 2022-Oct-25

About:config simply shows me a blank screen. I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking a… (read more)

About:config simply shows me a blank screen.

I need to customize a few settings and I presently cannot. This question marks this as answered but the answer is talking about a solution to the specific reason they were trying to access about:config, not why they cannot access it. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1373286

Others say to use the nightly build, which I don't want. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1302626

What's the deal? I've spent an hour or so now looking this up and haven't found anything.

Asked by ImplierOfThings 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Disable the “Sign in with Google” Prompt on Websites

I do not have a G account. For work related purposes I have to utilize websites that bombard me with Sign in w Google. No settings within FF I found can stop this onslaug… (read more)

I do not have a G account. For work related purposes I have to utilize websites that bombard me with Sign in w Google. No settings within FF I found can stop this onslaught. Same goes for Ad Block Plus and a few others since disabled and deleted. No useful information on G's forum website. Firefox, I was under the impression your about user safety & security? Why O Why do I get this garbage from G daily in your browser 105.3 on Win 10 home without a way to disable it?

Asked by Jeff 1 year ago

Answered by Jeff 1 year ago

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Synced tabs and history on new computer

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the ta… (read more)

I got a new computer so I created an acct and set all my open tabs and history to sync. It wasn't intuitive to my not techie brain, but found out how to open all the tabs on the new computer. However, they don't open in the same order (makes it almost useless when you have a lot of tabs), and the tabs don't have their associated history.

Is there some way to have Firefox open tabs and history in the same state on the new device?

Asked by RR123 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Facebook Messenger

Hello, For about a week now, Facebook Messenger on desktop (on my profile page at facebook.com) will fail to load. If I click on "See all in Messenger" it will just load… (read more)

Hello,

For about a week now, Facebook Messenger on desktop (on my profile page at facebook.com) will fail to load. If I click on "See all in Messenger" it will just load indefinitely and not redirect to the new page with all the messages.

I have not installed any new add-ons and Troubleshoot Mode has the exact same issue. A week ago everything was fine. It this a known issue with the latest update?

Is there something I can do?

Please don't tell me to reset firefox. Burning your house down for a minor inconvenience is not a solution. It's as unprofessional of an advice as all those "reinstall windows" tips for absolutely every singe issue. That's not advice, just lack of knowledge.

Asked by Sheppard 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Widevine plugin not installing

I've been trying to get a video to play for over a day now, drm-controlled content is checked but firefox won't install the widevine plugin, it just keeps saying that it … (read more)

I've been trying to get a video to play for over a day now, drm-controlled content is checked but firefox won't install the widevine plugin, it just keeps saying that it will install shortly. I even deleted the cache in hopes to fix the problem, but it did nothing. What can I do to fix this? Also, and I don't know if this is a related problem, some websites just don't show up. It will say they are loaded but all I get is a blank screen (dailymotion and instagram so far).

Asked by nele.focke 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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YouTube blacks out entire screen while watching video.

Hi, so yesterday, I updated to the latest version of FireFox (version 105.0). Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary until I decided to watch a few YouTube videos. The … (read more)

Hi, so yesterday, I updated to the latest version of FireFox (version 105.0). Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary until I decided to watch a few YouTube videos. The best way I can describe this problem is that every time I decide to scroll down to see the description or read a few comments, the entire screen on my laptop goes black regardless if it's on default view or full screen.

Even though that does sound like a crash, the audio still plays, and if I power the computer to sleep mode and log back in, the window of the video automatically scrolls up and everything is back to the way it was (but I did had to restart the laptop once because it also visually broke my mouse pointer). The only way I can get around this problem is to pause whatever video I watch and then scroll down, and no black screen occurs.

I don't know if I'm the only one who has this problem, but I've never had this issue happen in past versions of FireFox. If there is another way to fix this problem, I'll be glad to take anyone's possible suggestions/solutions.

Asked by dashoobi 1 year ago

Answered by techguy150 1 year ago

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DUO: "Access Not Allowed With Firefox Due To Security Concerns

I've been utilizing the security protocol app DUO for work purposes for the last year with Firefox, no issues. I just recently updated to 105.0.1 and received the follow… (read more)

I've been utilizing the security protocol app DUO for work purposes for the last year with Firefox, no issues. I just recently updated to 105.0.1 and received the following error message when my DUO was prompted:

  • "We're sorry, access is not allowed with Firefox due to security concerns." - with a sad face.

It then shows me a list of compatible browsers and FF being the only one not allowed to use the DUO authentication. I've attempted to clear my browsers cache, fire up FF once more only to arrive at the same messaging. I've uploaded a screenshot of what I ran into.

This has to be some sort of error as I've been utilizing FF and DUO together successfully with no issues over the last year.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Eddie 1 year ago

Answered by Eddie 1 year ago

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How can I put the new tab button in the same position that chrome would have?

My muscle memory has me constantly clicking just slightly to the right of where the furthest right tab is. It feels weird stretching alllll the way right or alll the way … (read more)

My muscle memory has me constantly clicking just slightly to the right of where the furthest right tab is. It feels weird stretching alllll the way right or alll the way left. I've tried both spots and it just feels unatural to me. Obvioulsy I'll get used to it after a while its just I'd like it to be back to where I'm used to it being.

Asked by xledgendsx 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Local domain brings up search results

When entering a local domain in the URL bar Firefox sends the request to a search engine instead of the DNS server. How can I stop this behaviour and switch back to how i… (read more)

When entering a local domain in the URL bar Firefox sends the request to a search engine instead of the DNS server. How can I stop this behaviour and switch back to how it was before?

Asked by menext 1 year ago

Answered by menext 1 year ago

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Fonts on Various Sites Are Too Heavy/Bold

I've tried to search and found some other posts about this, but not a ton... leading me to believe there is something wrong. Issue: Fonts on some sites are too heavy/bo… (read more)

I've tried to search and found some other posts about this, but not a ton... leading me to believe there is something wrong.

Issue: Fonts on some sites are too heavy/bold (vs appearing correctly on Chrome/Chromium browsers) Environment: Windows 10 or 11, Firefox stable (currently 105.0.1) Example site: https://www.subaruoutback.org (this is not the only one, just an example) Workaround(s): I can do one of two things... I can either enforce browser fonts globally, which fixes the issue but then also break some sites in other ways or I can use an add-on to let me selectively enforce browser fonts as needed (which is what I am doing).

Screenshots attached, this is my experience on multiple PCs (Windows 10 and 11). One image is from Firefox, one is from Chrome.

On some sites, it isn't a huge deal... maybe just looks bad but is functionally fine. On some sites the issue is more impactful and actually creates readability issues.

Of course I can continue to work around the issue, but ideally I would like to fix it.

I did read that there are some changes site owners can make for font handling, but obviously requesting that sort of thing isn't realistic in a general sense.

Thank you!

Asked by DrSuSE 1 year ago

Answered by DrSuSE 1 year ago

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Error message "You need to enable JavaScript to run this app." continues

Hi all I'm a happy user of FF but have started to see issues with JavaScript (error message: You need to enable JavaScript to run this app.). I do the about:config corre… (read more)

Hi all

I'm a happy user of FF but have started to see issues with JavaScript (error message: You need to enable JavaScript to run this app.). I do the about:config correction and it sometimes works, but now the error is spreading to involve other pages - a page worked yesterday doesn't work today.

Is it just me?

//Allan, Sweden

Asked by Allan Andersen 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Content Security Policy issues.

I have been having issues with the checkout page of my website. My problem was most likely coming from our payment provider causing issues with updates. I switched paymen… (read more)

I have been having issues with the checkout page of my website. My problem was most likely coming from our payment provider causing issues with updates. I switched payment plugins until it gets fixed. (In case you would like to know the extent of my troubleshooting. I ended up installing a brand new wordpress install on a subdomain and the error still occurred.)

This is most likely not related to my initial payment provider issue. When I view issues in the console I keep getting error messages. These issues affect my ability to use the checkout page on my Firefox. We are currently processing payments successfully. These errors do not show up on Chrome.

Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“style-src”). moz-extension:88:56 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings observed the loading of a resource at inline (“style-src”). A CSP report is being sent. moz-extension:88:56 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). moz-extension:136:52 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings observed the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). A CSP report is being sent. moz-extension:136:52

This is the website page I need help with. https://heartlandforest.org/checkout/

I can't tell if this is happening to everyone or just me. I don't know which resources were blocked or where to fix this. My website and my server do not have a CSP. I have been looking for an answer for over a week before attempting to try asking here. Every issue I have noticed in the past week on my site has been one big red herring after another.

Asked by Engage 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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downloding YouTube videos

Copied from Fifefox: Youtube switched to separate audio/video streaming technology for higher quality formats and no longer provides direct 720p (Since 24 September 201… (read more)

Copied from Fifefox:

Youtube switched to separate audio/video streaming technology for higher quality formats and no longer provides direct 720p (Since 24 September 2018)/1080p/mp3 streams. Converting these streams to downloadable formats for you needs powerful server infrastructure, therefore 1080p/mp3 downloading has been limited to PRO users. Read more at - https://videodroid.org/pro_upgrade.html. FREE users can download all formats in CACHE where some PRO users fetched the video/audio in past 24 hours, to test the feature you can try downloading popular videos.

If this is the case WHY should I use Firefox? There are other browsers!!!

Asked by Bernie Amler 1 year ago

Answered by Bernie Amler 1 year ago

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Change the color of visited Links

I can change the color of links and background in Firefox options. But i want only to change the colour of visited links on all pages and NOT also the colors of backgrou… (read more)

I can change the color of links and background in Firefox options. But i want only to change the colour of visited links on all pages and NOT also the colors of background and text. These 2 options are connected which is not practically i mean.

Are there addons who could do this? thx

Asked by Clemens Ratte-Polle 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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youtube video quality not going over 480p

i just last night switched to Firefox and i am loving it! the only issue i have is that YouTube does not seem to be able to go over 480p no other website has this issue (… (read more)

i just last night switched to Firefox and i am loving it! the only issue i have is that YouTube does not seem to be able to go over 480p no other website has this issue (for ex twitch) and if this could be fixed i would never go back to chrome

Asked by biqxed 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Printing documents from Firefox is extremely slow compared to printing documents from Preview (Mac)

It takes an extremely long time for documents (e.g., PDFs) to print when I print them from Firefox (compared to printing from the built-in Preview app). How can I resolve… (read more)

It takes an extremely long time for documents (e.g., PDFs) to print when I print them from Firefox (compared to printing from the built-in Preview app). How can I resolve this so that I can print documents directly from Firefox without this long delay?

Browser: Firefox 105.0.1 OS: macOS 12.6 Installed Addons: 7TV, BetterTTV, Facebook Container, FrankerFaceZ, Merge Windows, Tab Auto Refresh, TWP - Translate Web Pages, uBlock Origin

Asked by Benny Rochwerg 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Blurred screen on a few websites

Just lately I have been finding that, for a few websites, they are unusable because the screen looks extremely blurred. I have attached a screenshot. Compare this with wh… (read more)

Just lately I have been finding that, for a few websites, they are unusable because the screen looks extremely blurred. I have attached a screenshot. Compare this with what you see at ba.com.

I am wondering if this is caused by a new secure feature of FF which is incompatible with these few sites. Really, any suggestions would be welcome. Otherwise I have to use Edge..

Asked by bxcfilm 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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GMail log in

After several years using Firefox my log in to GMail ceased to work. The address shown (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1) when I tried to log in produced no respon… (read more)

After several years using Firefox my log in to GMail ceased to work. The address shown (https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1) when I tried to log in produced no response whatsoever. Other websites loaded normally.

I tried Chrome instead and logged in successfully. I have restarted my computer but the problem remains.

Asked by geoffrey.collinge 1 year ago

Answered by geoffrey.collinge 1 year ago

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How do I override CSS in Reader View as of Firefox version 105?

Any advice returned by Google seems to be obsolete or only worked perhaps in older versions of Firefox. The main idea of using userChrome.css to override the default styl… (read more)

Any advice returned by Google seems to be obsolete or only worked perhaps in older versions of Firefox. The main idea of using userChrome.css to override the default styles for Reader View does not seem to work. My userChrome.css file does work on other items though (like removing the sidebar width restriction).

Whatever advice I find via Google perhaps cites outdated CSS selectors, but current selectors do not seem to be documented anywhere by Mozilla. Moreover, I cannot find any file on my local drive named aboutReader.css when using find or grep commands in bash, those this file name is alluded to when viewing a page in Reader View and then in turn viewing source on that transformed page.

Moreover, addons that would allow me to change the colors seem to be restricted in Reader View.

It does seem like something has changed in recent Firefox updates but I can't remember when I last saw, for instance, links in dark mode Reader View that were still pink (whereas now they are blue, and impossibly dark to see, especially when you are disabling as much blue light as possible through your operating system). I need a higher contrast color for links in dark mode Reader View so I can actually see them.

I can alternatively use the Tranquility Reader addon and have custom colors, but A) that addon does not work with the Automatic Reader View addon, whereby I can always have various sites appear in some sort of "reader view" whether the native one or Tranquility Reader, and B) hitting refresh when in Reader View will defeat some soft paywalls but this does not work with, e.g., Tranquility Reader, so I still would prefer to be able to custom colors in the native Reader View feature, rather than rely on an addon.

1. Where are the current styles for Reader View even documented? 2. Is overriding them now restricted? 3. Why did the link color change from pink to blue in newer versions of Firefox (this is a terrible accessibility bug)? 4 .Where is the alluded to aboutReader.css stylesheet actually stored on my computer (it doesn't seem to be a file on the filesystem in the Firefox profiles folder, it seems more like it is embedded in the Firefox binary/executable)? 5. Will Firefox settings ever allow us to set colors specifically for Reader View (I don't mean the override settings for all web pages, particularly web pages not being rendered in Reader View ... that setting does not help in Reader View, nor would it be the desired preference for pages not in Reader View)?

Thank you.

Asked by ddfox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago