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Microphone Sensitivity is Low in Firefox

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been us… (read more)

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been using Google Meet for a long time, and I've never had any problems with it not working. Recently though, when I join a meeting using Firefox, nobody can hear me and it appears Firefox is not able to access my microphone. Here's what I've done to test:

1. Reviewed Windows 10 settings to make sure microphone input slider is up. 2. Checked other browsers, running Google Meet using Chrome works fine. (Note: everything was working before and I attempted to use Chrome to try out changing backgrounds. It seems like this is when my problems with Firefox began) 3. I've tested my microphone using https://www.onlinemictest.com/ initially it didn't appear to work, but if I tap on my laptop screen near the microphone I see lines showing activity, but it won't pick up voice. Using this same tool in Chrome works as expected. 4. I tested using Private Mode - Same results. 5. I tried clearing the startup cache - same results. 6. I tried using Safe Mode - same results. 7. Refreshed Firefox (using Troubleshooting Information screen (Refresh Firefox...)

I'm at the end of my rope trying to figure out what's going on, and why it only appears to be Firefox that's having a problem. Other apps like Zoom, and recording video using just the webcam on the computer also works fine.

Any help in getting this figured out would be appreciated. I try not to use Chrome if I don't have to, but switching to Chrome so I can join web meetings is a real pain.

Asked by david.rahija 1 week ago

Last reply by david.rahija 3 days ago

auto check email every 10 minutes with pop3 and no extensions.

I would like to auto download email every 10 minutes. This option is greyed out for some reason with pop3. There is a filter option that says "fetch from pop server" tha… (read more)

I would like to auto download email every 10 minutes. This option is greyed out for some reason with pop3.

There is a filter option that says "fetch from pop server" that I have set to run every 10 minutes, but it does not seem to do anything.

I have a very high threat model and really, really want to avoid using imap and extensions. please advice on how to get email periodically without imap or extensions.

Asked by yeqkmhj 1 month ago

Last reply by yeqkmhj 1 day ago

DisableAppUpdate in policies.json doesn't work

I am trying to implement a policies.json file in 32-bit Firefox 78.6.1 ESR on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. With Firefox not running, I have created a distribution folder as fol… (read more)

I am trying to implement a policies.json file in 32-bit Firefox 78.6.1 ESR on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. With Firefox not running, I have created a distribution folder as follows:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\distribution

The folder contains a policies.json file with the following script:

{

 "policies": {
 "DisableAppUpdate": true
 }

}

There are no Registry settings concerning this on my computer. Although the computer is joined to a domain, there are no Firefox GPOs in place.

When I run Firefox I do not get any error messages. about:support indicates that the Enterprise policies are active. about:policies only lists a certificate policy; DisableAppUpdate does not appear there. in the Options menu I see "Your browser is being managed by your organization" at the top, but in the Firefox Updates section I still have the two items:

Automatically install updates (recommended) Check for updates but let you choose to install them

The second option is checked.

After creating the policies.json file I expected to see nothing in the Firefox Updates section except a message stating updates have been disabled, and I expected to see DisableAppUpdates listed in about:policies.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

Asked by KRDibble 1 week ago

Last reply by KRDibble 3 days ago

shortcut macros??

As a recovered Outlook user, I much prefer Thunderbird. But there are a few features that I miss. I frequently forward emails to one of a small group of people. In Outlo… (read more)

As a recovered Outlook user, I much prefer Thunderbird. But there are a few features that I miss.

I frequently forward emails to one of a small group of people. In Outlook I could set up a macro (which could also be set to a keystroke combination) to forward an email to a specific address. It's not a big deal, but avoids a few mouse and keystrokes. Over multiple times a day it adds up.

If there is a way to do this in Thunderbird I haven't seen it.

Any suggestions appreciated.

thx,

Asked by markeh 14 hours ago

Last reply by markeh 12 hours ago

Page Range Default

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to … (read more)

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to change this back.

Where is the option to make this the default? Is there a setting or addon I can use to get this back?

Asked by Geoff Medwid 3 days ago

Last reply by Geoff Medwid 3 days ago

Is there a way to have a background image on the home page and new tabs?

I'd like to be able to set a background image in Firefox in new tabs and on the blank home page but for some reason I'm unable to do so... I tried following the instructi… (read more)

I'd like to be able to set a background image in Firefox in new tabs and on the blank home page but for some reason I'm unable to do so...

I tried following the instructions on this page:

https://superuser.com/questions/1495946/how-do-i-change-the-background-image-of-home-page-in-firefox

but my new tabs and homepage still come up as blank white. Is there a way to tell if Firefox is even looking at the css file?

I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox 84.0.2 (64 bit)

Thank you in advance!

Asked by tom232 5 days ago

Last reply by tom232 5 days ago

Can I revert to the old Compose window layout?

Thunderbird 78 introduced a "redesigned compose window". For me this is not an improvement and makes the usability of the window much worse. For example, adding a recipi… (read more)

Thunderbird 78 introduced a "redesigned compose window".

For me this is not an improvement and makes the usability of the window much worse.

For example, adding a recipient via "CC" now requires you to press shift+tab five times to select "CC" and four times to select "BCC".

Furthermore, you can no longer change (for example) the "CC" list to "BCC" as you could previously; you have to create a whole new BCC line and cut/paste the recipient list.

Is there a way to revert to the previous compose window layout?

If not, how can I suggest to the developers that they add this as an option please?

Asked by firefox1181 4 days ago

Last reply by firefox1181 3 days ago

2 sided printing

When I print it keeps printing on both sides. I changed it to "no" in the printing setting in Firefox but when I exit it keeps going back to 2 sided. That doesn't seem to… (read more)

When I print it keeps printing on both sides. I changed it to "no" in the printing setting in Firefox but when I exit it keeps going back to 2 sided. That doesn't seem to be the case in other browsers. I tried to follow the advice given here to type in about:config in the address bar but after giving me the warning it just went to a blank page after I clicked to proceed anyway. Any advice I can get would be much appreciated.

Asked by mark117nj 4 days ago

Last reply by mark117nj 4 days ago

if there is an Add-on detecting an attempt to run swf file by site?

Hello. Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not p… (read more)

Hello.

Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not play these files, is there any option to notify (e.g. beep sound) that a site has tried to play such a file? maybe some kind of addon?

Or is there a way to make swf files work only on this page?

Asked by a.dziuba 19 hours ago

Last reply by a.dziuba 18 hours ago

Reader View / Reading Mode text flow

Firefox is my primary browser either on desktop or mobile, but since last changes on the android version I dont like not having a way to easily disable addons or operate … (read more)

Firefox is my primary browser either on desktop or mobile, but since last changes on the android version I dont like not having a way to easily disable addons or operate them, (no toolbar) , well that wouldnt be so bad, but also not having reflow is taking me to more and more use the included mi browser or chrome :(

Asked by arana 12 hours ago

Font size

I would like to use your mailing system with more large font size. Please tell the method to enlarge the font size.

Asked by 6010sfyt 2 days ago

Addon disabling itself

I have been using Firefox and several addons for years. One of the addons that I have been using for a very long time is "Group Seed Dial". I'm extremely happy with it. T… (read more)

I have been using Firefox and several addons for years. One of the addons that I have been using for a very long time is "Group Seed Dial". I'm extremely happy with it.

This problem began just a few days ago. I leave my computer on all the time and very often (most often) I will walk away from it for the night with a couple of browser windows open and several tabs open in each. A few days ago I simply came back to my computer that morning and clicked on the "+" to open a new tab - this always opens into my Group Speed Dial page. But that did not happen it just opened to my "Home" page (Google search). I tried a different window and the same thing happened, it seemed my Group Speed Dial was gone. I wend to >Tools >Addons and I saw the Group Speed dial in the "disabled" section. So I simply clicked the toggle button to "enable" it and - the speed dial was back just like before. I thought there must have been some glitch and just went on with my day. The problem is, the next day it happened again, and then today it happened again.

I am using Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit). I am on Windows 10. During the time this has been happening, I have not shut down all browsers, no updates were announced or shown to have happened. I have not shut off my computer, there have been no windows updates.

Does anyone know why this is happening? I'm worried there is a bug or a virus causing this. I use Windows Defender and Malware Bytes Premium.

Thank you.

Asked by KellyNormand 3 days ago

VPN software is not working for my browser

Hi there! Hope you have a great day. I'm recently using a VPN software for my laptop. However, it is not working for my firefox.(Its working for other browsers) I've bee… (read more)

Hi there!

Hope you have a great day. I'm recently using a VPN software for my laptop. However, it is not working for my firefox.(Its working for other browsers)

I've been using firefox for years and I really wish I can continue using it. Is there any solution for this? Do I have to buy mozilla VPN for my firefox?

Thank you so much!

Asked by taianderba 2 days ago

Firefox for Android downloads offline Firefox setup as com file format instead of exe

When I download Firefox offline installer for Windows Desktop on Firefox for android, the file is "Firefox Setup 84.0.2.com" instead of exe format. I tried downloading us… (read more)

When I download Firefox offline installer for Windows Desktop on Firefox for android, the file is "Firefox Setup 84.0.2.com" instead of exe format. I tried downloading using 2 other browsers and the file format was exe.

I don't have any download extensions.

Is the issue same for all Firefox Android browsers?

The download link is : https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

Asked by i5742i 3 days ago

Firefox switches my keyboard layout

I have a Samsung Note10 Lite. I have a Swedish layout and English layout on the keyboard. Swiping on the spacebar switches language. I mainly use Swedish. Each time I sta… (read more)

I have a Samsung Note10 Lite. I have a Swedish layout and English layout on the keyboard. Swiping on the spacebar switches language. I mainly use Swedish. Each time I start Firefox, the layout goes to English. I have set Firefox to Swedish, but the keyboard still switches to English all the time. Really annoying an causing typing errors. No other app on my phone does that.

Asked by jotti 5 hours ago

Firefox - Shrotcuts in company webapplication are not working

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can … (read more)

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can no longer access our shortcut keys for ex. Ctrl + Shift + F was used for popup window for help-page -> JS Event

ui.key.contentAccess is set to 4 -> pref("ui.key.contentAccess", 4);


any advice for the new FF version?

Best regards Adam

Asked by adamowskiem 2 days ago