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How to restore the blue star bookmark button in URL bar

Hi, I deleted my "save bookmark" little star (that turns blue) in the URL bar. I have tried various options to restore it, but cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the a… (read more)

Hi, I deleted my "save bookmark" little star (that turns blue) in the URL bar. I have tried various options to restore it, but cannot find it anywhere. I have tried the advice to go to "customize" and drag and drop the option, but the option does not exist in there (as per this question posted about 5 years ago)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1076141

Also watched this video, but again, the star he sees present in the customize options, does not exist for me. Perhaps it does not exist anymore at all in newer versions of Firefox. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtsMaYzxPq0

How do I restore the star?

As an aside, I really wish that, when yo click on the star button, it wouldn't come up with a tiny "keyhole" size window in which to save my bookmarks, insert tag/search words for future searches etc. I have a huge range of saved web pages, and I rely heavily on being able to search my library of bookmarks using these key search words. It would be best if the full blown Bookmark window popped up whenever you saved a bookmark, and you could put in all your search words/phrases etc. A Description entry point would be useful too, eg "Aunt Sally might like these flowers for her birthday, I was thinking of the blue ones". Just some feedback on an otherwise really solid browser, thank you.

Asked by Witenite 1 week ago

Last reply by Witenite 3 days ago

Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 has some text corrupted.

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland)… (read more)

I am a long-time Firefox user, but I've noticed a recurring problem with Firefox on my Ubuntu system (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS, 64 bit; Gnome 3.6.3; Windowing system Wayland), which is that some of the text will sporadically be disrupted.

When I use "Inspect Element," it seems that the font being used is Twemoji Mozilla, which is surprising as the field is plain text, not emojis or wingdings.

The two images attached are what I'm seeing.

Asked by swampyankee 4 days ago

firefox 81 freezes entire machine

Fedora 31 box, 5.8.13 distro kernel, distro firefox I play online poker at https://www.playwpt.com/ With firefox 81.0.1, my entire computer will be frozen/unresponsive wi… (read more)

Fedora 31 box, 5.8.13 distro kernel, distro firefox

I play online poker at https://www.playwpt.com/ With firefox 81.0.1, my entire computer will be frozen/unresponsive within 30 sec of playing. I revert to 80.0.1, I can play as usual. I haven't seen other problems with other sites.

I've had a similar issue before, I think it was the 78-79 update, something about paging getting stuck, something something.

Anybody else run into this? Fix coming?

Asked by bats999red 5 days ago

Choppy video playback (YouTube, Netflix)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingl… (read more)

Since switching to Firefox I'm experiencing some trouble regarding the playback of videos on different websites which I don't experience using other browsers. At seemingly random moments there are 'stripes' visible which are quite annoying watching a video (see image). I tried restarting Firefox with Add-ons disabled and unchecked 'Use hardware acceleration when available' in the preference section but this doesn't resolve anything. Any suggestions on how to solve this? Thanks in advance!

Asked by wutru 5 days ago

Last reply by wutru 4 days ago

Developer.Android.Com Website messed-up

Hi, has anyone encountered this problem also? The website https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element display is messed-up. Please check the … (read more)

Hi, has anyone encountered this problem also? The website https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element display is messed-up. Please check the attached images. I'm running Firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu.

Asked by rslaranjo 58 minutes ago

pkcs11 "unable to add module", spanish dni

Some time a go I've configured access to the smart card in the Spanish id card in Firefox, and it work. But I'm recently trying to use again and it doesn't. I'm in a Debi… (read more)

Some time a go I've configured access to the smart card in the Spanish id card in Firefox, and it work. But I'm recently trying to use again and it doesn't.

I'm in a Debian 10 with the libpkcs11-dnie installed (with its dependencies) and I've set it up in a firefox-beta. Is where I've added months a go the module (/usr/lib/libpkcs11-dnie.so), then I had logged in and saw the certificate in "Your Certificates".

Since then many updates came but I didn't need again to use this card. I'm trying it now that firefox-beta is 82.0 and the "log in" button is never enabled.

When I've tried with another firefox, for example the esr (78.3.0esr) coming with debian, I have to add this module as it wasn't there. I've clicked "Load" and fill the form with "module name" and "module filename" (the same file that I've mention before) and when I click 'ok', I receive an alert "Unable to add module". Same experience with firefox-stable (81.0.2) and with firefox-devel (82.0b9).

I don't even know if the issue comes from firefox. Is there a way to debug further the origin of this alert message or why this is not being recognized by the application?

Thanks

Asked by srgblnch 1 day ago

YoutubeTV is now incompatable with firefox on linux.

Suddenly on 10/16/2020 at around 9AM PST Youtube TV no longer plays on firefox, version 81.02 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical-1, used on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer. Youtub… (read more)

Suddenly on 10/16/2020 at around 9AM PST Youtube TV no longer plays on firefox, version 81.02 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical-1, used on my Ubuntu 16.04 computer. YoutubeTV plays on Chrome. Youtube TV also plays on a previous standalone firefox version, 81.0.2 (64-bit), I downloaded two months ago.

Asked by mruiterm 3 days ago

Memory leak in structured-clone-holder

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I o… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 81 on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS When left unattended, Firefox (MainThread process exactly) continues to consume memory, and it returned to system only when I open about:memory or about:performance pages.

On about:memory / Measure I see that most memory is consumed by structured-clone-holder item 6.5Gb. WebContent process consumes stable amount (2..3Gb), because I have many open tabs, but this amount is not changed during the time.

Are there any methods to understand what is caused the structured-clone-holder to grow so big?

Asked by s18 3 days ago

My system is freezing up - I am running with ubuntu 20.04

this is a copy of something I just sent to the ubuntu forum. It explains my problem: I have been noticing that, sometimes, I can't shut down a program. This has happe… (read more)

this is a copy of something I just sent to the ubuntu forum. It explains my problem:

   I have been noticing that, sometimes, I can't shut down a program. This has happened with firefox, thunderbird and, now, livepatch. When this happens it also means that , again for instance, I am having problems typing this as things freeze. I have tried to shut down stuff from the program (which accepts nothing and is frozen), from the dock, and also tried to run system monitor which started, had the icon but wouldn't open. Basically my machine is in partial lockdown and there doesn't seem to be a damned thing that I can do. I am resisting just pressing buttons (always a mistake) but this is really frustrating. Oh, the livepatch box, that receives input, is also dimmed and will not go away. This little note took me 15 minutes to type.
   It got so bad that I started pushing buttons. The only other thing I had open was Firefox. I shutdown firefox and, suddenly, the livepatch connection, through software and updates, shut down on its own. For me this means that I have a problem with firefox and will be paying them a visit. Still, any thought are welcome as this one is starting to really get to me.
   thank you..................

Asked by greg 1 day ago

How to set coockie rules globaly in Firefox - so that I don't get asked for every individual website?

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for re… (read more)

Hi, I can't find a way to set cookie rules globally that get automatically sent to websites I visit the first time. So my problem is I have to visit a lot of sites for research and every time get distracted by a cookie pop up that I have to accept or lose a lot of screen space. I have Asperger and was wondering, how to set in Firefox what kind of cookies I'm fine with and what don't, basically an API or standard or how you call it, browsers can communicate to cookie managing tools of websites automatically what cookies I want to set and what don't. Also I have some Wordpress websites, so I want to know if Firefos planes to provide a PlugIn for site owners so such automatic cookie settings can also work on my website. Maybe some sort of if-else states that the user of the browser can set, for example:

If website accepts that no cookie is needed - allow no cookies.

If Facebook Like Button is required of website - don't allow and inform me to search information on a competitor sites, via a Firefox pop up

If website allows to save my settings (like dark mode, layout option, ... - always allow

The problem with no automatic Browser wide solution is, in the heat of a work day, i just accept everything because I have no time to go in for every website and pick what cookies I want, and what don't.

Also I am a Designer not a Developer so I can't create such a prototype by myself, even if it would be beneficial for everybody.

What can I do, to get such a Feature, or does it already exist and if how is the API called so that I know how to search for if.

Thank you guys for this great Browser and have a great day

Asked by hartmut.doering 4 days ago

Preferred search engine for address bar won't sync

After a deletion of a profile; an attempt to sync back the preferences results in the search bar having the default engine not synchronised. It is overwritten to Google, … (read more)

After a deletion of a profile; an attempt to sync back the preferences results in the search bar having the default engine not synchronised. It is overwritten to Google, despite doing sync for DuckDuckGo. I have done a parallel test on the "tracking protection" and the preference for that one does sync. Thank you for any suggestions!

EDIT: The DuckDuckGo addon accomplishes the desired effect. However, it only hides the problem.

Asked by Carduus 2 days ago

How to use the latest download directory for the next download

I've configured my Firefox for Fedora to ask me every time in which directory I want to save the file. The default directory used by Firefox is /run/user/1000/doc/ Even a… (read more)

I've configured my Firefox for Fedora to ask me every time in which directory I want to save the file. The default directory used by Firefox is /run/user/1000/doc/ Even after changing the directory and downloading another file, Firefox keeps reverting to this /run directory. Can I make Firefox stick to the latest directory I used? I do not want to use a fixed Download directory

Asked by joep.beijnsberger 18 hours ago

garbled text display towards end of long page

Hi! For quite some time I run Firefox in KDE over wayland using Gentoo package. Recently I enabled webrender to fix bad flickering while loading sites, and while that wor… (read more)

Hi!

For quite some time I run Firefox in KDE over wayland using Gentoo package. Recently I enabled webrender to fix bad flickering while loading sites, and while that worked I now see garbled text display towards the end of longer web pages. I do not remember which Firefox version it was when I switched on webrender, but the issue persists through a few recent Firefox upgrades till my current 81.0.2 (this is Gentoo linux build)

Attached screenshot is of the bottom of this page https://cdn.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v5.x/ChangeLog-5.8.15 While top of page is always good looking, garbled text starts somewhere towards the end of page.

I'm not sure if this is a new issue or the same one as in bug 1667534.

Is there any easy option to fix this, or this should be filed as new bug?

Asked by igor.v.kovalenko 15 hours ago

Recent History list in History drop-down menu

The Recent History list in the History drop-down menu is limited to about 40 entries. Everything before that is not shown. How can I increase the number of these entries… (read more)

The Recent History list in the History drop-down menu is limited to about 40 entries. Everything before that is not shown.

How can I increase the number of these entries to say 100?

Asked by thomasvonderelbe 14 hours ago

crash "###!!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost"

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL. Works fine ..… (read more)

With a python script I have a kiosk-like screen on which there should be a pertpetual changing (delay: 20 secs) between 3 different pages with the same URL.

Works fine ... sometimes for days, sometimes for hours, then it crashes. (I don't join the entire log entries, it's some 5000 lines; so here are the always repeating lines of warnings and errors)

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[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error: Datenübergabe unterbrochen (broken pipe): file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 727

      1. !!! [Child][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x35010B,name=PContent::Msg_RecordDiscardedData) Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

IPDL protocol Error: Received an invalid file descriptor

      1. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E0074,name=PBrowser::Msg_StopIMEStateManagement) Channel error: cannot send/recv
      2. !!! [Parent][MessageChannel] Error: (msgtype=0x1E008F,name=PBrowser::Msg_Destroy) Channel error: cannot send/recv

[Parent 3042, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (4044): Die Verbindung wurde vom Kommunikationspartner zurückgesetzt: file /build/firefox-esr-HMuf61/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc, line 358

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What is happening? And why? Greetings Martin

Asked by martin.schimmels 2 days ago

Open new tab on the left, not on the right of the tab bar

How to set Firefox to open new tabs on the left, not on the right of the tab list? Hyperlink is ok, it opens on the right of the current tab, but not the Ctrl+T or when o… (read more)

How to set Firefox to open new tabs on the left, not on the right of the tab list?

Hyperlink is ok, it opens on the right of the current tab, but not the Ctrl+T or when opening link from the pinned tab. Current setup is not logical. If pinned tabs (important ones whioch you visit often) are on the beginning, and the tabs you are actively working on are on the opposite end of the tab bar. You want to open new tabs near the pinned ones.

Asked by #367259 13 hours ago

ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer completely clear the firefox cache

i'm developing a site locally, and firefox is caching the css. ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer empty the cache, so i have to manually empty the cache each time. is the… (read more)

i'm developing a site locally, and firefox is caching the css. ctrl+shift+r and ctrl+f5 no longer empty the cache, so i have to manually empty the cache each time. is there a reason this just broke?

Asked by 3nki.nam.shub 6 days ago

Last reply by 3nki.nam.shub 6 days ago