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Trying to import favorites from IE, but only Opera shows as an option

Following instructions to import Favorites from Internet Explorer into Firefox, select History, all History, then import from another browser. Only Opera shows as an opti… (read more)

Following instructions to import Favorites from Internet Explorer into Firefox, select History, all History, then import from another browser. Only Opera shows as an option. How do I get IE to display?

Working with LinuxMint 11 on Compaq laptop.

Asked by caryn0819 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Can't open links from other apps, error "Firefox is already running"

This question was asked 6 months ago and I have the same problem. Running Ubuntu Mate 21.04 (metacity), FF 91.0.2 (64-bit). I have it set up with two different profiles, … (read more)

This question was asked 6 months ago and I have the same problem.

Running Ubuntu Mate 21.04 (metacity), FF 91.0.2 (64-bit). I have it set up with two different profiles, with separate menu entries for each using "firefox -P [PROFILE NAME] -no-remote %u". One of them is set to always use private browsing mode and I use that profile as my default app in mate.

If if set chrome as my default browser, I can open links from other apps without a problem regardless of chrome being already running or not.

When I set FF as default, whenever it is already open and I try to open a link, I get a "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile." error.

I've seen some comments about similar issues with wayland and tried setting MOZ_DBUS_REMOTE and even MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND to 1.

Can you help me?

Asked by vbm 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week 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 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Can't Clear Firefox History

Hi, suddently i can't delete history browsing in firefox. No matter what i try it still not clear the browsing history. What first i do is "Forget About This Site" option… (read more)

Hi, suddently i can't delete history browsing in firefox. No matter what i try it still not clear the browsing history. What first i do is "Forget About This Site" option to delete single history form a website but it doesn't work. Then i try to delete browsing history from setting, setup to clear history when firefox closed and even i delete history with "Everything" option it still doesn't work.

I don't remember exactly, but if i not wrong i've got this issue since upgrade to 91.0.2 version. For your information, i use Firefox-bin version in Gentoo Linux with i3 Window Manager.

Any help will be apreciated.

Asked by Yance Lawang 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Transperent FIrefox - Visual Bug

Firefox seems to be partially transparent, which makes my background to bleed over the Firefox windows. I have already reinstalled it, cleared cookies and data, refreshe… (read more)

Firefox seems to be partially transparent, which makes my background to bleed over the Firefox windows. I have already reinstalled it, cleared cookies and data, refreshed firefox, made a new profile and even deleted all firefox files and cache in ~/.mozilla/firefox and /usr/lib/firefox/ & firefox-addons/.


And despite all of this it still does not seem to fix the transparency issue, apart form it all the browser works great only that visual bug annoys the experience. The errors seems to disappear if Firefox is launched in Troubleshoot Mode but launching without it brings back the issue.

NOTE: It can be fixed by installing a fresh copy of the system which is not convenient. Error happens in Firefox-92.0 in linux.

Asked by carlossantaana990 1 week ago

Answered by carlossantaana990 1 week ago

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Line Spaces Between Bookmarks In Folders

Hello all there, after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be… (read more)

Hello all there,

after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be seen at once. How can I set the spaces between those bookmarks?

Asked by chris_someone 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Firefox is taking over my RAM

What is going on with Firefox on Linux? It's been my favorite browser for years and I want to stick with it, but it becomes unusable. I've got 32GB of RAM, so I should t… (read more)

What is going on with Firefox on Linux? It's been my favorite browser for years and I want to stick with it, but it becomes unusable.

I've got 32GB of RAM, so I should theoretically be able to open quite a few tabs (which I need as a web developer), but when I have about 15 tabs open, it consumes about 1GB of ram per tab. Usually I have some webmail tabs open, google drive, youtube, some documentation and references, github, example sites... you know, the usuall stuff you find in a web dev's browser.

I'm running the latest updates on Ubuntu 20.04 and have the latest Firefox installed. On my Windows (dual-boot so the same computer, but windoze is more for gaming than for work), I can open 50 tabs and have no memory issues at all. I'm syncing my extensions so it's the exact same configuration, yet on Linux it's huge a pain in the behind to keep using it.

Are there any fixes for this? I've seen other complain about similar issues for previous versions of Firefox and other Linux distros, I've ran through all the self help suggestions and nothing helps.

Asked by Jan 4 days ago

Answered by Jan 3 days ago

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Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 (plugin or setting is causing this, how to discover exact cause?)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am … (read more)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1

The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am unsure if it really disable all extensions.

When i use different Firefox profile, then the localhost site i am trying to load is loaded without that error. So how to discover please which FIrefox profile setting is preventing the loading please?

Asked by #367259 3 days ago

Answered by #367259 3 days 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 bookmar… (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 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Actually, FF doesn't crash, it's hanging, when i try to open links or sending forms, are processed with JS

Any link or button which is processed with Javascript causes firefox to hang. Its window doesn't responsing, however, after some seconds, a small window (that seems like … (read more)

Any link or button which is processed with Javascript causes firefox to hang. Its window doesn't responsing, however, after some seconds, a small window (that seems like a js-alert window) is shown. This window has 2 buttons, but there's no text in a whole window. Window's title in taskbar is just "Untitled window". If i close this window, firefox hangs again for a few seconds (the main window is having artifacts of other windows until that small window will be shown again)

In certain cases, after i kill the main window process, there is appeared the requested by link window.

I've got these bugs on Gmail options page, for example (but that trouble finding me everywhere on the net, on forums, sites, portals etc.)

I've tried to disable all the plugins, remove my ~/.mozilla, rebuilding firefox – no results.

Firefox is built on Gentoo linux OS. `emerge --info firefox` can be found here: http://pastie.org/1318950

Here are some screenshots: http://images.netbynet.ru/imgs/86fd071c0143d6977f9bce91585da346.png http://images.netbynet.ru/imgs/128419a536bec6e65a940e0546aa6741.png

--- Sorry for my english, guess there are a lot of mistakes again, right?

Asked by fargred 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How to get to the Questions section of this support website?

Hi there, This website's really twisting my mind: I posted some question some time ago and there is no way to get back to it because my dashboard is empty and there is no… (read more)

Hi there,

This website's really twisting my mind: I posted some question some time ago and there is no way to get back to it because my dashboard is empty and there is no apparent link to the questions section of this website. Thanks to Google I sneaked my way through https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions and then only I could find my question again.

Turning in circles again and again on a website is not nice for the end user. I know you seem to want people to go through your troubleshooting process---which I can understand, but all I want is to review my already asked question.

It would be nice if you added some link somewhere---if I missed it, please point it out to me.

Regards, Benjamin

Asked by jesuisbenjamin 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Firefox updated with CentOS 7 machine update -- bookmarks and help menu are there but clicking does nothing.

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothi… (read more)

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothing happens. Ditto Help menu, where I tried to see Firefox version number. Just now, I tried again, by accident holding mouse button down instead of clicking on Bookmarks or Help, move pointer to desired option, release button. This amazingly works. So I can tell you version of Firefox is 68.7.Oesr (64-bit). (I usually use NoScript, but disabled it for this test, same result.) I am sending this help request from a different machine, so did not click Share Data.

Asked by gnreeke 1 year ago

Answered by gnreeke 1 year ago

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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 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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Quick question about Firefox Containers

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does… (read more)

Hi! I have the strictest anti-tracking protection enabled and have one question: Firefox prevents cross-site cookies by default, but if I install Firefox Containers, does that mean that those cross-site cookies will be allowed inside that container, even if they're not when browsing outside of any container? My concern is that, if that happened, using Firefox containers would actually diminish privacy instead of increasing it (for example, Facebook would be able to use Instagram cookies because they're in the same container, even though it wouldn't if I hadn't installed Containers). Thanks a lot! Love the Firefox community <3

Asked by Rodrigo 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Password expiry

Hi all, Since latest updates to my Ubuntu system, both Firefox and Thunderbird frequently ask that the primary password be reentered. This is tedious, and not necessary o… (read more)

Hi all, Since latest updates to my Ubuntu system, both Firefox and Thunderbird frequently ask that the primary password be reentered. This is tedious, and not necessary on my system, which only I have access to. Can I change the settings either to only require a password once only when the programme is invoked or to extend the time that a password remain valid? (If there is a method - I can't find it!) I'd appreciate some advice. Kind regards 13arry 13arker

Asked by barry7 1 month ago

Answered by barry7 1 month ago

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The "+"tab does not appear

The "+" tab to open a new tab does not appear in Firefox any more. I'm using Ubuntu on a desktop computer. How can I add the "+"tab to add a new tab

Asked by cyrulution 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago