Why doesn't firefox seem to consider the --window-size command-line parameter on Ubuntu ?

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my pr… (read more)

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my problem or issue.

What I'd like to do is to make some Ubuntu desktop menu shortcuts to launch specific web-based apps, in individual windows (I suppose separate instances and new-window) of specific size, with a given specific URL, hopefully with it's own icon, sort-of replacement of desktop apps. So in the Desktop menu I should be able to see 'Google Meet' (for instance) as an application with it's own icon, but clicking it launches Firefox with Google Meet's URL, and a window that is just 800x600 in size.

However, when I try to launch windows on Ubuntu MATE (also tried Lubuntu, and standard Ubuntu... all 20.04), firefox seems to ignore --window-size command line parameter, and all new windows are of exactly same size, which is the default size apparently, ignoring the command-line parameter. What gives ? How can I do what I am trying to as explained above (from firefox standpoint... I know how to create Ubuntu .desktop file etc.).

cheers, B

Asked by Banibrata Dutta 4 days ago

Characters not displaying on Firefox for linux

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where c… (read more)

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where characters display as little boxes with numbers inside them. After looking around, I have verified that I am allowing sites to specify their own font, and that I don't have any fonts blocked under about:config. I am running Firefox 80.0.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

Asked by calvin.nefzger 3 days ago

android favourites collection

In favourites collection ewry TAB has x to delete and its on right side and Im right handed and Accidentaly delete something when talle ühine with right hand. It Will be … (read more)

In favourites collection ewry TAB has x to delete and its on right side and Im right handed and Accidentaly delete something when talle ühine with right hand. It Will be better when can change where It placed right or left.

Asked by robin121 1 day ago

Amazon Marketing link

Cannot remove (link such as) https://www.amazon.com/?tag=admarketus from drop down URL Address bar when I want to enter a new search on a new tab. I assume the info prev… (read more)

Cannot remove (link such as) https://www.amazon.com/?tag=admarketus from drop down URL Address bar when I want to enter a new search on a new tab. I assume the info prevents anonymity when using amazon sites

Attached image shows the information in "about:config". Can it (they) be removed for more privacy?

Asked by coisa_dois 3 days ago

always show PC-version of web pages

Add to settings the possibility to show PC-version of webpages as default. I use large display tablet and the mobile versions look like for disabled persons. When I set i… (read more)

Add to settings the possibility to show PC-version of webpages as default. I use large display tablet and the mobile versions look like for disabled persons. When I set it for actual webpage, later I close it and open again, I have to set this option again and again.

Asked by rvas01 1 day ago

Should I use RegretsReporter to report the lack of seizure warnings on Youtube?

Mozilla recently launched RegretsReporter to track problems with Youtube's recommendation algorithm. Here're the explanations I've found: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA… (read more)

Mozilla recently launched RegretsReporter to track problems with Youtube's recommendation algorithm.

Here're the explanations I've found:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/regretsreporter/

moz-extension://d6e3b360-4ac4-4147-9833-dce3ba6fb78e/get-started/get-started.html

(non-scrolling elements warning) https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/mozilla-crowdsourcing-research-youtube-recommendations/

None of these discuss whether users should address lesser-known problems with Youtube recommendations, such as when they recommend seizure triggers which lack seizure warnings.

Asked by MarjaE 3 days ago

download on firefox iOS using blob will display a gibberish on page

now i'm writing the download pdf file function to support ios device. But for iPhone/iPad, after I click download and call the download function, the page will be directe… (read more)

now i'm writing the download pdf file function to support ios device. But for iPhone/iPad, after I click download and call the download function, the page will be directed to a messey code page. I will attach the screenshot in attachment.

But for desktop and android, all browsers works fine. Only the ios firefox is having this issue.

some of the javascript code are here:

     const blob = new Blob([downloadFileBolb], { type: 'application/octet-stream' });
     if (window.navigator.msSaveBlob) { // For IE only
       window.navigator.msSaveOrOpenBlob(blob, 'file name')
     } else {
       const url = (window.URL || window.webkitURL).createObjectURL(blob);
       const tempLink = document.createElement('a');
       tempLink.style.display = 'none';
       tempLink.href = url;
       tempLink.download = 'file name';
       tempLink.target = '_blank';
       document.body.appendChild(tempLink);
       tempLink.click();
       setTimeout(() => {
         (window.URL || window.webkitURL).revokeObjectURL(url);
         document.body.removeChild(tempLink);
       },1000)
     }

Asked by haofanglucas 4 days ago

Home & End Keys not working in Address & Search bar (macOS)

Hi there, I'm currently running macOS 10.15.6 and Firefox 80.0.1. I've not been able to get the Home and End keys on my keyboard to jump to the beginning and end of the … (read more)

Hi there,

I'm currently running macOS 10.15.6 and Firefox 80.0.1.

I've not been able to get the Home and End keys on my keyboard to jump to the beginning and end of the URL inside the address bar for a while now. I know on macOS I can hit command+left and command+right to achieve the same behaviour. But so many sites (not this one; but Google Docs, reddit, etc) support the Home and End key behaviours.

I'm not sure if this is the right place to report bugs / feature requests, but maybe the community knows how I can even mimic this behaviour with extensions.

Thanks for reading!

Asked by Ming Tang 3 days ago

Windows 10 re-installment

Last night I had to re-install Firefox because I couldn't connect with internet Since last night and up to now I've tried multiple solutions, however, the re-installed Fi… (read more)

Last night I had to re-install Firefox because I couldn't connect with internet

Since last night and up to now I've tried multiple solutions, however, the re-installed Firefox is not working as previously (just yesterday afternoon) - for example, on the left all my screens are partly hidden - also desktop doesn't show up, then search is not responding correctly and adding to the taskbar is practically as good as out of order. Unfortunately I've also detected that the re-installment come with demand of using - bing - which I do not use, as I'm very familiar with Firefox & Google which I've been using at least for over a decade an are very Happy with. However - bing - kept popping up, until finally today/afternoon the facility to dismiss - bing - suddenly & fanally was available so it got by-passed, although as much as possible, as it rears its presence still somehow every now & then. On top of all this, I also don't have Desktop

Asked by Benedict 3 days ago

saving youtube videos to an existing playlist

when I try to save a youtube video to one of my existing playlists it will only allow me to save it to Watch Later. How do I make it save to an existing playlist. Only st… (read more)

when I try to save a youtube video to one of my existing playlists it will only allow me to save it to Watch Later. How do I make it save to an existing playlist. Only started happening recently.

Asked by JOE 1 day ago

thunderbird mouse does not work until window moved

TB 68.12.0 (64-bit), Win 10 build 18362 After, say, an hour of inactivity on my PC, when I go back to TB (which was open all the time) I want to click on a new email. But… (read more)

TB 68.12.0 (64-bit), Win 10 build 18362

After, say, an hour of inactivity on my PC, when I go back to TB (which was open all the time) I want to click on a new email. But all clicks have no effect.

Solution: Move the TB window. After that, mouse clicks work as normal again.

I have never seen this behavior with any other program.

This has happened already some 10 times.

Asked by mp+firefox 4 days ago

YouTube video bad sound quality

Samsung S9 Android 10 Firefox 80.1.3 The sound quality gets very bad when playing YouTube videos at abnormal playback speeds (e.g. 0.75 or 1.25). This is not a problem us… (read more)

Samsung S9 Android 10 Firefox 80.1.3

The sound quality gets very bad when playing YouTube videos at abnormal playback speeds (e.g. 0.75 or 1.25). This is not a problem using the YouTube app or other browsers such as Samsung browser. It makes videos unwatchable at abnormal playback speeds.

Asked by xnonym 4 days ago

newest version deleted several of my address books!

When adding a new customer email to an address book, I realized all the other addresses in that book had been deleted. I checked All my address books and some were intact… (read more)

When adding a new customer email to an address book, I realized all the other addresses in that book had been deleted. I checked All my address books and some were intact. Others wiped out. I didn't delete anything but the newest version of Thunderbird had installed automatically the other day. Now I've lost over 800 customer contacts!!! Is there a way to get them back?

Asked by sporkman1 4 days ago

onetab cannot work when I start the firefox,refreshing doesnot work too,it is just empty ,but I add some tags into it

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are… (read more)

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before

edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are spam bots. you will be notified per mail once somebody replies to the thread. (philipp)

Asked by 霍己 4 days ago