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Preventing Focus Stealing When Restoring Session

I am using Firefox 115.3 on Debian 12.1. I have numerous tasks which require the use of my web browser and have allocated a different virtual desktop for each. This mea… (read more)

I am using Firefox 115.3 on Debian 12.1. I have numerous tasks which require the use of my web browser and have allocated a different virtual desktop for each. This means that my browser session typically has several dozen tabs open in numerous windows at one time. Under normal circumstances, this works just fine (and is a testament to the engineering that has gone into this browser).

My issue is that Firefox renders my machine virtually unusable for a few minutes each time I restart my desktop session due to focus stealing. When I open the browser, several dozen windows pop up (as expected) and relocate to their correct virtual desktops (as expected); however, as the windows begin to load, the most recently active Firefox window steals focus repeatedly. If I am, for instance, in the process of typing my password into my desktop e-mail client, a Firefox window may steal focus from the password dialog. In practice, this focus steal happens once every few seconds for several minutes.

I would prefer that Firefox would not steal focus while restoring a session. Does anyone have any suggestions for correcting this issue?

Asked by zep_firefox_support 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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'get new mail' button is gone

It looks like Thunderbird updated itself a few days ago and the 'get new messages' (or 'get new mail') button has disappeared. 'F5' works, but I'd like the button back. … (read more)

It looks like Thunderbird updated itself a few days ago and the 'get new messages' (or 'get new mail') button has disappeared. 'F5' works, but I'd like the button back. Can do?

Asked by rayandrews 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefox using incredible amounts of memory

Hello I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!! This is cr… (read more)

Hello

I have been using Firefox ESR for a while in linux debian 12 and I have noticed it using up to 1gb system memory with only one youtube video open!!!!!!

This is crazy and in system about:performance the memory being used is shown to be only 200 megabytes.

What is going on? Why does Firefox need so much memory. I am starting to think you guys want linux users to witch to chrome or vivaldi....

Asked by ramon1 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can't allow to screen share in any site Firefox 115.0.2

No matter what I try, I can't allow any sites to present my screen or a window, I can't find an option in settings neither in the option to allow in the tab. The "allow" … (read more)

No matter what I try, I can't allow any sites to present my screen or a window, I can't find an option in settings neither in the option to allow in the tab. The "allow" button is simply not available at all. How do I solve that? The problem happens in all sites that I've tried: focusmate, cofocus, discord, google meet, etc

Asked by denieltonrd 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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Number on Firefox Icon

The Firefox icon on my taskbar has a great big green number 1 plonked on it. It doesn't seem to relate to the number of windows I have open or the processes running. It's… (read more)

The Firefox icon on my taskbar has a great big green number 1 plonked on it. It doesn't seem to relate to the number of windows I have open or the processes running. It's there even when Firefox is closed. I thought it might be messages but I can't find those either. Its driving me nuts can you please tell me how to get rid of it? I'm running it in Ubuntu on a laptop.

Asked by megallen 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Firefox Losing Sync settings.

I use Firefox on Linux/Mac/Windows - I like to sync my settings and addons as well as the default. For some reason, Firefox does not like this and removes add-ons and se… (read more)

I use Firefox on Linux/Mac/Windows - I like to sync my settings and addons as well as the default.

For some reason, Firefox does not like this and removes add-ons and settings ..

Does anyone know why it does hits and how I can tell Firefox to stop screwing with my sync settings.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by RobertAchille 2 years ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Firefox Primary Password Prompt Delay

Hi, i'm using Firefox Sync and therefore FF asks for primary password on every startup. The delay until it asks for the password is annoying. e.g. already typing into my … (read more)

Hi, i'm using Firefox Sync and therefore FF asks for primary password on every startup. The delay until it asks for the password is annoying. e.g. already typing into my favorite search engine when i look up and see the seach term is typed into the password field because of the delayed, random popup.

I know there's a workaroud to pin Firefox Account site to speed things up, but this is a bad workaround. Why isn't it possible to change FF to ask for the password immediately when Sync is enabled. Can't be this hard.

P.S. Why isn't Chrome asking ever for a password, even if Sync and PW are stored?

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Asked by pappl 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to Turn Off Data Collection in Mozilla VPN

Hey there, When first opening the MozillaVPN app (in Linux) it gave me to option to consent or decline to data collection of technical information. I consented but would… (read more)

Hey there,

When first opening the MozillaVPN app (in Linux) it gave me to option to consent or decline to data collection of technical information. I consented but would like to decline/turn it off. I know how to do this for the Firefox browser, through the settings and privacy tab; however, I'm having trouble finding a way to turn off / opt-out for MozillaVPN.

Thanks!

(I'm asking this question in this Firefox forum because I was unable to make a new post in the MozillaVPN forum.)

Asked by crabbybabbler 2 years ago

Answered by edubon 2 years ago

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Bookmarks tab bookmark spacing

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7 After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookma… (read more)

Ubuntu 20.04, Unity 7

After upgrading from FF 91.0.2 to FF 92.0 it looks like the vertical spacing between the bookmarks in my bookmark tab folders increased. The bookmarks are less useful now. Is there a way to decrease this spacing?

Asked by pulnimar 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Keyboard shortcut Alt+1 doesn't switch to first tab, but it works normally with other numbers

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can co… (read more)

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can confirm that I don't have a shortcut already set to this key binding, so there is no conflicting going on.

The weird thing is that I am able to use all the other numbers (2-9) with no problem, and they work as intended. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, I'll be happy to hear the solution.

Asked by norasora 2 years ago

Last reply by norasora 1 year ago

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I can not update from 78 to 91

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went … (read more)

DISCLAIMER: THIS HAS BEEN SOLVED! Dear Firefox Team, I have installed Firefox-ESR on my HP Chromebook 11, using linux. I saw it going slow so I searched up stuff. I went to "whatsmybrowser.org", saying Firefox 78. I saw that on an article there is 91 and 95. It is 11/3/21, and no update is showing up which a help article said "On 11/2/21, users can update to Firefox-ESR version 91." I couldn't update, so I am now asking for help. Its also going VERY SLOW which I can barely run scratch, google, and even the homepage. Please give me answers so I can fix the problem. Thanks, cogithedog.

Asked by this is a display name. 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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startup crash firefox 94.0 on ubuntu 20.04

Firefox 94.0 crashes on startup, see for ex bp-3c45baeb-9cc8-4b9b-aedc-0a5030211105. It starts with -safe-mode but not if I disable all extensions. Ubuntu 20.04 on 10 yea… (read more)

Firefox 94.0 crashes on startup, see for ex bp-3c45baeb-9cc8-4b9b-aedc-0a5030211105. It starts with -safe-mode but not if I disable all extensions. Ubuntu 20.04 on 10 year old Dell T3400.

Asked by nw010101 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Drag and drop tabs and bookmarks between two windows with different profiles

I have two windows of Firefox 94 for Linux next to each other, each with its own user profile. It would be very handy if I could drag and drop tabs and items in the bookm… (read more)

I have two windows of Firefox 94 for Linux next to each other, each with its own user profile. It would be very handy if I could drag and drop tabs and items in the bookmarks toolbar from one profile into the other. Apparently this does not work out for me. Am I missing some tip/trick?

It is possible to transfer tabs by drag and drop when both windows belong to the same user. Handy. Obviously the two windows share the same bookmarks toolbar, so the point of transferring makes no sense for the bookmark toolbar.

If that cross-profile transfer is not possible, it is definitely a feature request. This would help greatly in merging piecemeal the bookmarks of two users. Say, to separate private and work bookmarks from time to time.

Asked by XavierStuvw 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Tab title causes resizing of tab content

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize t… (read more)

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize too. For example youtube starts resizing video window height and width - and this is very annoying. How do I remove 'playing' text from tab FOREVER?

Asked by smalex9 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Cannot disable fullscreen animation (F11)

Hi, I'd like to disable that annoying animation when going to fullscreen (by hitting F11). Supposedly, setting the following should work: Go to about:config Set: full-s… (read more)

Hi, I'd like to disable that annoying animation when going to fullscreen (by hitting F11). Supposedly, setting the following should work:

Go to about:config

Set: full-screen-api.transition-duration.enter 0 0 full-screen-api.transition-duration.leave 0 0 full-screen-api.transition.timeout 0 full-screen-api.warning.delay 0 full-screen-api.warning.timeout 0

Restart

However, this does not have any effect in Firefox 94.0 on Ubuntu. Is this a bug/regression? Or is there some other way to disable the animation?

Asked by Bla Blubb 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Slow Download Speeds Ubuntu 20.04

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04. Installing a d… (read more)

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04.

Installing a download manager extension only improved the speed to ~300KB/s (I tried Multithreaded Download Manager. I also tried increasing the number of threads in preferences to no effect).

The problem has persisted over time and across multiple restarts. This problem does not persist in other applications (Steam, for example).Neither disabling my VPN or running sudo UFW disable affected the speed (didn't restart because UFW disable doesn't require a restart [I think] and due to the above paragraph).

All solutions I have found have been related only to Windows users, hence why I am asking this even though there is a plethora of threads on this same issue. Any responses and help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 2 years ago

Last reply by Nyxified 1 year ago

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Firefox restoring sessions on startup despite "Restore previous sessions" being unchecked in startup

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_… (read more)

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart is false, and browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash is false as well. Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 91.0.2, only add-on is TreeStyleTabs, but this behavior displays with add-ons disabled.

Asked by william.harryman 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Visual Glitch When Uploading Images (Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 94)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to t… (read more)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to the image attached. The only time which I have ever used Zoom on Firefox, the same issue happened when I tried to use my webcam, except that the lines rapidly changed colours.

I apologize if this issue has been solved in another thread, but this is a bit hard to describe without the picture, so my attempts to search for said thread were unsuccessful.

The issue is not present when I upload the images in question via mobile. Turning off my extensions has no effect.

The image attached is taken directly from attempting to upload a profile picture to my Firefox account, but I have experienced this issue with websites like Twitter and Ebay for example. I have never had this issue with Imgur, for example, even though I am doing nothing different (uploading images). I do not know why this only occurs for a select few websites.

Any responses or help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 2 years ago

Last reply by Nyxified 1 year ago

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video doesn't load and/or play

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome) When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that t… (read more)

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome)

When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that the video is loading. But it never stops and it never plays. Also, the pause button does not have any effect; the loading indicator keeps spinning. Example website: "https://proclassictv.com/" (both with "The Rifleman" and "My Favorite Martian" episodes. I've tried this on a few of the videos available there. Same result. I've tried this with add-ons enabled and with add-ons disabled (current session). I've seen this in a few other websites also. I don't know if the problem is my system, Firefox, or the host website.

I am able to view youtube videos with no problems.

How do I get the videos to play?

Thank-you.

Asked by home user 2 years ago

Last reply by home user 1 year ago