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Broken window layout on when opening browser in Ubuntu Linux (KDE)

Hello. I got a little problem with firefox starting with somewhat broken window layout on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with KDE desktop environment. Tried to google for it uns… (read more)

Hello.

I got a little problem with firefox starting with somewhat broken window layout on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with KDE desktop environment. Tried to google for it unsuccessfully, so here I am. Whenever I start firefox after cold boot or a full reboot, it runs like on a screenshot. The workaround for fixing that is to resize window and then make it maximized again. I am not quite sure, is it a problem of browser, video driver, or desktop environment, but it occurs for me only on firefox.

  • Appeared several versions ago, present on current version I use: 89.0.2 (64-bit)
  • Does not appear when i load windows 10 on this PC.
  • Video card: Nvidia 1660S driver ver.460

Does anyone heard of that problem? Would be glad to know any details to address this problem.

Asked by ezikelavaddon 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

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Stop automatic updates Linux version 90

I have searched and tried every change / setting I can find to disable the automatic updates of Firefox. I am using Firefox because I use to have control over the browser… (read more)

I have searched and tried every change / setting I can find to disable the automatic updates of Firefox. I am using Firefox because I use to have control over the browser and it was tracking / spying on everything I do like Chrome. Having Firefox automatically update without my permission I see as no different then a virus and spy ware. I am in the middle doing some work and have to stop and loos everything I am doing because you pushed an unneeded unwanted update. This is not acceptable! I do not need some company that thinks they know what I should have on my computer. That is why I don't use Windows. I don't need some corporate suite telling me what is best for my computer.

How do I turn off automatic updates and all / any nag messages.

Asked by tlvranas 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Scrollbar appearance changed after Firefox upgrade

I'm using Firefox on Linux (Fedora 33) and MATE Desktop. After a recent Firefox update, I noticed that the default scrollbar appearance has changed. Scrollbars in Firefox… (read more)

I'm using Firefox on Linux (Fedora 33) and MATE Desktop. After a recent Firefox update, I noticed that the default scrollbar appearance has changed. Scrollbars in Firefox no longer look like the desktop theme and all the other apps. Instead, they are very thin and have no arrows at the top and bottom. Please see the attached screenshots: Firefox vs. standard application (Pluma text editor). I would like to get the scrollbars back to the desktop theme appearance.

Just to be clear, this is not about websites that customize the scrollbar appearance through CSS. I captured the attached screenshot using a tiny HTML file that I wrote myself and has no CSS. For what is worth, I tried to customize the scrollbars by following the suggestions I had found in other posts, namely through ~/.config/gtk-3.0/gtk.css and userContent.css. None of that worked.

Asked by Radu Rendec 4 weeks ago

Answered by TerryN21 3 weeks ago

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Open local html file on android

Hi, how can I open a local html file with firefox 86 on android 9? It's like firefox no longer registers itself as a valid program/association to open html files. What I'… (read more)

Hi, how can I open a local html file with firefox 86 on android 9? It's like firefox no longer registers itself as a valid program/association to open html files.

What I've tried so far: 1) If I type file:/// in the URL bar, nothing happens. It works on Opera. 2) If I go to a file manager, select an html file, and click "Open with", firefox doesn't show up; Chrome and Opera do. 3) If I go to the android settings > applications > firefox > associations, firefox shows no associated file types at all.

The HTML language isn't only used on the Internet, it's also used for local documents, please allow us to use firefox to view our local html files.

Asked by Alkis Georgoopoulos 4 months ago

Answered by Seburo 4 months ago

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importing bookmarks empties folders I have created

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I i… (read more)

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I import and export to html bookmark file.

I have organized my bookmarks into various folders. When I attempted to update one of my boxes, all the bookmarks were removed from the folders and placed in a huge list in Other Bookmarks. The folder structure did not change, but all the folders were empty.

I tried to use a json file as an alternative, but this also had the same result.

I run Debian Linux on all my machines, if that matters.

What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Scottzzz 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Firefox Downloads menu "Open Containing Folder" opens the file instead :(

When I download a file and click on the downloads button to bring up the Downloads menu, I often just want to open the Linux Mint file manager in the right folder so I ca… (read more)

When I download a file and click on the downloads button to bring up the Downloads menu, I often just want to open the Linux Mint file manager in the right folder so I can move the file to a more appropriate place.

In the menu, there's the little button to the right of the listed downloaded file with "Open containing folder", but if I click on that, FF opens the downloaded file, not the file manager.

Obviously this wasn't always like this, but I don't recall doing anything that might have caused the issue. How can I set FF back to the default action of opening the Linux Mint file manager?

Thanks!

Asked by Adam H. 4 months ago

Answered by Adam H. 3 weeks ago

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Global preference to change default sync server (firefox.cfg not working)

I want to set 2 preferences regarding syncing as default preference for all (new) profiles. 1. sync toolbar layout. 2. set my own sync server path. I already know how t… (read more)

I want to set 2 preferences regarding syncing as default preference for all (new) profiles. 1. sync toolbar layout. 2. set my own sync server path.

I already know how to do this via about:config manually per user. I want to have these 2 preferences by default for all users.

On Ubuntu 21.04, I followed these instructions to the letter, but it has no effect, tested on a newly created profile: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/customizing-firefox-using-autoconfig

I created: /usr/lib/firefox/defaults/pref/autoconfig.js And it contains exactly what is in the instructions.

Also created: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.cfg Looks like: ``` // IMPORTANT: Start your code on the 2nd line defaultpref("services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.uiCustomization.state","true"); defaultpref("identity.sync.tokenserver.uri","https://ffsync.mydomain.tld/token/1.0/sync/1.5"); ```

Then I create a new profile and check via about:config, unfortunately the first preference doesn't exist (note it doesn't exist by default) and the other is not applied, I still see Mozilla sync server path.

How can I set these 2 customisations globally. for all future users (preferably also current users)?

Asked by rudhra 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Change primary email address on Firefox Account

I need to Change my primary email address on my Firefox Account. HOWEVER, my old MAIN email address is defunct. The servers have been shut down & I no longer have a… (read more)

I need to Change my primary email address on my Firefox Account. HOWEVER, my old MAIN email address is defunct. The servers have been shut down & I no longer have access to it. I have my secondary email attached but it will not let me change it without sending a code to my old email. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by Buddy Lee 3 weeks ago

Answered by Buddy Lee 3 weeks ago

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Linux Mint updated Firefox to 89.0.2. Lost History and Bookmarks. No Old Firefox data.

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Dat… (read more)

Firefox was one of the system updates I installed today on my Linux Mint 19.3. I updated it and discovered all history and bookmarks are gone. I have no Old Firefox Data folder. I tried about:profiles but the only other profile is the default Linux one. I tried to Restore from Import and Backup in Manage Bookmarks for several different dates, but only get "Unable to process the backup file" error. I also tried to choose several .json files from the STG-backups-FF-8x folders in Linux Downloads directory, but it doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried using Timeshift to restore from previous system dates, but it would only create Firefox folders with the same outcomes as above. I don't really care about history, but I have a lot of bookmarks that would be very difficult to recreate.

Thanks, in advance, for any help getting my bookmarks back!

Asked by dschroed13 1 month ago

Answered by dschroed13 1 month ago

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firefox snap 89.0, to play video, you need to install the required video codecs

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need … (read more)

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need to install the required video codecs". On telegram web and tweetdeck I also get this message while trying to play some video.

Since it's a snap, nothing I do on my system will solve the problem, I cannot install any codecs.

It's firefox 89.0

Asked by Lucas Zanella 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Fedora 34, Ffx 'new window' brings up all my initial tabs. How to fix this

In Windows 10, when I hit 'new window' it brings up a browser with only 1 tab. In Fedora 34 Ffx when I hit 'new window' it brings up all my 5 initial startup tabs. I don'… (read more)

In Windows 10, when I hit 'new window' it brings up a browser with only 1 tab. In Fedora 34 Ffx when I hit 'new window' it brings up all my 5 initial startup tabs. I don't want this. I want it to behave the way it does in Windows 10. Any way to fix this? https://imgur.com/ovKf0Sx Why is this behavior different in Fedora 34 Linux?

Is the a Ffx add-on extension plug-in that fixes this? If yes, let me know. Thx.

Asked by jaiamma@gmail.com 1 month ago

Answered by jaiamma@gmail.com 1 month ago

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Firefox changes default profile on every start

I use several profiles, e.g. for work and private browsing. firefox changes the default profile, to the one, which was started last. however, I would like to permanently … (read more)

I use several profiles, e.g. for work and private browsing. firefox changes the default profile, to the one, which was started last. however, I would like to permanently make my work profile the default profile, even if I started the private profile later. How can I achieve this?

the reason is, that links in other applications (like slack) are opened in the default profile. I already set Default=1 in profiles.ini for my work profile, but no luck.

Asked by kai20 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Website with silly login form confuses username completion

Hey! The UK Met Office (UKMO) has a General Aviation (GA) service where they publish weather charts and such: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/services/transport/aviation/reg… (read more)

Hey!

The UK Met Office (UKMO) has a General Aviation (GA) service where they publish weather charts and such: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/services/transport/aviation/regulated/aviation-briefing-service-guidance It's a free service, anyone can create an account.

The login page, however, has a slightly odd way of collecting the username and password: https://logon.metoffice.gov.uk/Login?goto=http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/premium/myservices/

On that page, there are two <form>s, each containing an <input> element, one for the username and one for the password. The login button is just some javascript which fills in a third, hidden form and POSTs it. Once I have logged in and Firefox has offered to save the password for me (I have to tell it my username because the forms confuse this step too), it never manages to complete both forms. It only autocompletes the password.

Is it possible for Firefox to learn how to cope with this form? I suspect convincing UKMO to fix their website is unlikely, and they're probably not the only offender...

Bruce

Asked by bwduncan 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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installing newest firefox on linux mint

I am using Linux Mint 6.0.3.1 , and my Mozilla Firefox version is 77.0.1 . My Firefox will not update, neither automatically nor when prompted. When I go to all the pag… (read more)

I am using Linux Mint 6.0.3.1 , and my Mozilla Firefox version is 77.0.1 . My Firefox will not update, neither automatically nor when prompted. When I go to all the pages for downloading and installing the newest Firefox, I am always able to download a package, which appears as a folder labeled " firefox-89.0.2.tar.bz2 " but then I cannot install it, it just appears as a folder full of files that will not run. I have tried following the command lines in the terminal that these pages claim will make the new version run, but I always just get a response like "no such command" or "no file exists." Shouldn't there be some relatively simple and reliable path to just get firefox 89 onto my computer?

Asked by samuel.biagetti 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Display video (& graphics) with random "image noises" after upgrade to Firefox 89.0

Platform: Raspberry Pi 4, Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2 (Linux 5.4.0-1036-raspi) , Firefox 89.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.2 When displaying video (e.g. youtube) and graphics, the outpu… (read more)

Platform: Raspberry Pi 4, Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2 (Linux 5.4.0-1036-raspi) , Firefox 89.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.2

When displaying video (e.g. youtube) and graphics, the output show "image noises".

I have taken an snapshot and attached an screendump.

The areas enclosed by Thick Black Pencil shows the symtom.

1. Previous version of Firefox ( 75.0+build3-0ubuntu1 ) did not have the problem.

2. Other browser (e.g. Chromium) displaying the same video does not have the problem, so it seems it is Firefox related.

3. In a certain extend, this also affect outside video frames within Firefox evem in Settings page, see second attachment.

Please kindly shine some light.

Asked by pleiades-1997 1 month ago

Answered by pleiades-1997 1 month ago

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Amazon Prime video

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is mis… (read more)

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is missing a digital rights component.

In your web browser's address bar, type about:addons, press Enter, and then on the left, click Plugins. For the Widevine Content Decryption Module, select Always Activate, and then refresh the video's page and try watching the video.

If the video doesn't play, go back to Plugins, click the gear icon at the top of the page, and then click Check for Updates. When the plugins have updated, refresh the video's page, and then try watching the video.

I had no problems with the previous version of Firefox. I am running in Linux Mint 20.1, Firefox 89.02, 64 bit.

Asked by sbartholomew95 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How To Get Better Autoplay Blocking

Firefox already has features for blocking autoplay. I use all of those. But, some websites still manage to autoplay! Is there a way to stop those devious websites? Exampl… (read more)

Firefox already has features for blocking autoplay. I use all of those.

But, some websites still manage to autoplay! Is there a way to stop those devious websites? Examples include Yahoo Finance and ESPN.

I already have Autoplay set to "Block Audio and Video" in the Permissions section of Settings. I have also gone into about:config and set the following:

media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages false media.autoplay.block-event.enabled true media.autoplay.block-webaudio true media.autoplay.default 5

Is there anything else I can do?

Also, does anyone know *why* firefox is allowing these videos to play?

Asked by Parasnailer 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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failed to connect to facebbok

Hi, When trying to open www.facebook.com got a "SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED", however, facebook's site works just fine in Chromium. Firefox is up to date, version is 89.0.2. T… (read more)

Hi,

When trying to open www.facebook.com got a "SSL_ERROR_DC_EXPIRED", however, facebook's site works just fine in Chromium. Firefox is up to date, version is 89.0.2. This also happens in Firefox Beta as well, which is up to date too. OS: Debian Bullseye/Testing. DE: KDE Plasma 5.21.5

Asked by Moltke 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago