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Some pages do not display

Hello. For the past few days, I am unable to access the content of some websites. For example, Reddit seem to load but the page remains blank. This happens on other websi… (read more)

Hello. For the past few days, I am unable to access the content of some websites. For example, Reddit seem to load but the page remains blank. This happens on other websites, where I am unable to login although the page displays correctly (an error message appears on one of them: "Please check the consistency of your URL").

This is quite annoying, especially because I cannot find anything related on the web. I use Firefox on POP OS 22.04.

Thanks. Cheers.

Asked by Julien Larena 13 hours ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 12 hours ago

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Bookmark dialog disappears in 3 seconds

Hello, Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes a… (read more)

Hello,

Since recently the bookmark dialog has changed its behaviour, and to worse from my perspective. If I don't do anything for about three seconds, the dialog closes and the bookmark is saved to a place where I most likely don't want it to be saved. Is there a way to get rid of the three second time limit? Thanks!

It's not necessary to read further to answer my question. Bellow I'm going to give some criticism and express frustration about this new feature (or is it a bug?). The criticism is not directed towards the nice people here who give support to users who have problems.

I understand that developers get new ideas and want to put them into practice, but if you change an often used behaviour like this, I don't think it's user friendly to just change the behaviour without asking the user if he want's that behaviour. Personally I don't see how the automatically disappearing dialog helps me (it's very easy to click Esc if I change my mind about bookmarking a page), but I keep experiencing how it makes my browsing experience worse, as I often pause for a moment for example to think what name I'm going to give for the bookmark, or where am I going to place it.

In practice this change has wasted at least an hour of my time (to find an explanation and (in vain) a solution to fix the behaviour), made me annoyed, and based on the comments here and other places, made quite a few other people annoyed too.

Please, when you change the behaviour of Firefox in the future, before changing the behaviour for an individual user, ask him first if he even wants the change. For example show him a dialog where he is told that "we have this new feature where your familiar dialog keeps disappearing every three seconds for no reason so that you get the pleasure of invoking it again...and again...and again. If you want to have that feature, check the box on the left".

Asked by ari.torhamo 5 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 hours ago

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Firefox hang when "Firefox Home Content" are untiked - Not happening before

Hello, Since about 3 weeks, Firefox hang on certain websites while trying to load them, when un-ticking all "Firefox Home Content" items. When those things are ticked, e… (read more)

Hello,

Since about 3 weeks, Firefox hang on certain websites while trying to load them, when un-ticking all "Firefox Home Content" items. When those things are ticked, everything is fine. Wasn't happening before. Often a gray geared wheel appear and at other times only the "tab text" appear, please see the attached screen shot. I'm able to click on "File Edit View...", the items present on the bookmark toolbar, "Refresh", "Home" but the action is executed only when Firefox un-hang. I'd already get a look at Firefox help tutorials but there was nothing about "The "Firefox Home Content" can cause Firefox to hang".

It take me about 10 minutes to load this current page. "Firefox Home Content" are not ticked right now.

Thanks,

Guillaume

Asked by Guillaume Soucy 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Problem if there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https:/… (read more)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)'

Any idea?

Asked by lz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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kb switch to another window, NOT another tab!

I know i can slow click on the icon to get to a second window, but there must be a kb for that. the help muddles the meaning of tabs and windows. I want to switch to th… (read more)

I know i can slow click on the icon to get to a second window, but there must be a kb for that. the help muddles the meaning of tabs and windows. I want to switch to the next window with a different tab bar where i put pocket so i can save to it

Asked by Fluffy the cat 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year 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 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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Can't make WikiSpecies list display reddish "unused" color

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer. When I v… (read more)

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer.

When I view a WikiSpecies list of file names (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pentatominae), the instances which have been installed but never used should be in a different (reddish) color. I am attaching an image of a page containing a file named "Abadia" (first one on the left, just under "A") which is unused. I also am attaching an empty "Creating Abadia" which is the result of clicking on "Abadia".

Please tell me how to change the image of an unused, empty file. I recall that there were two different choices SOMEWHERE in the system, "Always" and "Never" I think: One of them forces a system-level color pattern which includes reddish unused items; the other allows the used to program arbitrary displays such as the above (typical example from the dconf editor is 'bg_color: #f0f1f2; selected_bg_color: #023C88', but this editor does not change the appearance of a file instance.

Asked by jwill1000000 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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Blank pdfs

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely … (read more)

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely blank (see attached screenshot). This issue just started today and I assume it was a result of an update, since I don't recall making any changes to my settings (I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04).

I've tried opening multiple files from a variety of sites with the same result. All of them open fine using my system's pdf viewer, as well as from within Chromium. I've tried disabling my plugins, putting Firefox into safe mode and resetting all the handlers, to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jesse20 2 weeks ago

Answered by jesse20 1 week ago

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How to remove 'contributor' and Mozilla news splashes at the bottom of the homepage?

When ever I start firefox, I receive two lines at the bottom of the home page - the first is a news feed (from Mozilla) and the second is a 'contributors' shout out. I've… (read more)

When ever I start firefox, I receive two lines at the bottom of the home page - the first is a news feed (from Mozilla) and the second is a 'contributors' shout out. I've unchecked all the appropriate boxes in settings, and still no help. I've gone into about:config and ensured they are removed.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

Asked by Mark.H 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Error message when updating Firefox

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me … (read more)

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me what happened and if I need to worry? I haven't had any trouble using Firefox since the update. I've attached a screen shot of the whole message.

I appreciate any help.

Asked by nexgenn 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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Two websites one hour out with time

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is cor… (read more)

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is correct. I have cleared the cache several times, rebooted and shut down overnight.

A forum site is displaying the correct times. A site displaying weather information uses the correct time; I loaded it just after 3am and the first time it displayed was 6am as expected.

1. A TV guide normally highlights in red programs currently showing; at present it shows programs showing one hour previously. In Google-Chrome no programs are highlighted. I have removed the cookies and that has made no difference. 2. Facebook.com times are one hour late, both the time of posts in the newsfeed and times of notifications.

Asked by Terry 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for the… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 2 months ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 2 months ago

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Firefox seems to forget download history after a few seconds + Downloads panel does not open

So this issue just started and it's really annoying. In order to actually see the downloads, I first have to enable the menu bar and then go Tools -> Downloads Clickin… (read more)

So this issue just started and it's really annoying.

In order to actually see the downloads, I first have to enable the menu bar and then go Tools -> Downloads

Clicking the ↓ button should open a panel of recent downloads but nothing appears when I click on it. Furthermore, the "download complete" notification that this panel provides are no longer present.

The animation for the panel still works though.

Is there a solution to this?

Asked by ExileFox 1 month ago

Answered by ExileFox 1 month ago

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Firefox has become very slow lately.

Firefox has become very slow for some two weeks om my desktop with Linux Xubuntu 18.04. Some sites can be approached without problems except for the speed, other sites ar… (read more)

Firefox has become very slow for some two weeks om my desktop with Linux Xubuntu 18.04. Some sites can be approached without problems except for the speed, other sites are opened after some time, but freeze so that scrolling and clicking on links won't work. I tried to find an answer in the Settings......

Asked by edschijf 5 days ago

Answered by edschijf 4 days ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are … (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 2 days ago

Answered by Terry 2 days ago