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facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (read more)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

Asked by domignon 2 years ago

Last reply by user2851622 2 years ago

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When opening a downloaded file, Firefox doesn't use the system default application (Kubuntu 20.04)

When I download a file (eg. a debian binary package) and click to open it from Firefox' download tab, it doesn't use the system default application (here, Ark instead of … (read more)

When I download a file (eg. a debian binary package) and click to open it from Firefox' download tab, it doesn't use the system default application (here, Ark instead of QApt)

Asked by yannl35133 2 years ago

Last reply by ascaris 1 year ago

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How Do I Change/Disable Keyboard Shortcuts?

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which… (read more)

I do not use the majority of keyboard controls in Firefox-- only Ctrl+F. Lately, I've noticed that using Ctrl+I in editor windows also pops up the Page Info window, which I have never used on purpose and am perfectly comfortable accessing via Firefox's menubar.

I have been searching for over an hour, and every Firefox add-on that I can find to fix this problem has been removed.

Ideally, I would like to be able to configure all of my keyboard shortcuts, but practically I will settle for being able to disable Ctrl-B, Ctrl-I, and Ctrl-U.

Asked by Viktyr C Gehrig 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Not Displaying Characters Correctly

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of th… (read more)

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of this occurring. I refreshed Firefox some time ago and the problem went away but has since returned.

I would appreciate any insights that you all can provide.

Thank you! -Mark

Asked by mswalth 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Distorted colors in mp4 video

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, tw… (read more)

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, twitter.com, mlb.com, etc. They do not impact youtube.com which displays video correctly. My Firefox version is 68.10.0esr (64-bit) and my OS is RHEL 7.8, kernel version 3.10.0-1127.13.1.el7.x86_64, Gnome Version 3.28.2

I have tried running in safe mode but the issue persists.

How do get Firefox to display MP4 video with correct colors?

Asked by scottwn 2 years ago

Last reply by element-cz 1 year ago

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How to get a black screen, instead of a white, when opening a new window?

I'd like to help you all at Mozilla in the evenings. I have just one issue with that. I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon and made my theme dark and downloaded the add-o… (read more)

I'd like to help you all at Mozilla in the evenings. I have just one issue with that. I have installed Linux Mint Cinnamon and made my theme dark and downloaded the add-on "Dark Background and Light Text". It is almost 100% wonderful. Redshift is activated too, in order to avoid the blue light, so that I will keep the rhythm of my sleep. I love it.

However. Every time I start a new window in Firefox or click the "+" my whole screen turns WHITE!!! This is VERY annoying. I want it to be dark, of course. This is also an issue if I am going to help you out at Mozilla in the evenings. Dark Background and Light Text does not work in your own forum. Why not integrate this add-on into Firefox?

In my opinion this is a very high priority issue, not only for this reason, but considering that we will all would save energy, batteries and the environment when using AMOLED technology together with Firefox, especially if it is very easy for the users to discover and to activate.

Asked by Maitreya 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Unable to complete card payments with Halifax Secure

Halifax use a card verification process "Halifax Secure" to verify payments made with one of their cards. Using Firefox on Linux, the pop-up window opened by to perform t… (read more)

Halifax use a card verification process "Halifax Secure" to verify payments made with one of their cards. Using Firefox on Linux, the pop-up window opened by to perform the verification dialogue hangs when invoked from some, but not all web sites. Turning off tracking protection for the invoking site does not solve the problem, but perhaps its redirecting to another site in the popup?

Any workaround, or means of pinning down the actual cause would be appreciated. For now I'm having to switch to Chromium every time I hit this problem.

Thanks.

Asked by whitmad 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Fairly regular crash, unable to restart (even in safe-mode) post-crash without reboot

I'm experiencing relatively frequent crashes of Firefox under Ubuntu Focal (approximately daily). The rather frustrating aspect is that, after the crash, Firefox immediat… (read more)

I'm experiencing relatively frequent crashes of Firefox under Ubuntu Focal (approximately daily). The rather frustrating aspect is that, after the crash, Firefox immediately crashes when attempting to restart (either from the crash reporter dialog, or separately after quitting and attempting to launch it again). Re-launching in safe-mode also crashes immediately. However, after rebooting the machine, Firefox is absolutely fine once more (until the next time) which suggests to me there's "some state" left lying around somewhere preventing the restart (and perhaps related to the crash itself).

Here's the IDs of a couple of the safe-mode crashes, from attempted restarts (I figure those are most useful in cutting out the potential cruft; for reference, the non-safe-mode crashes appear to be at the exact same location):

bp-1c86b7c1-de6f-4153-b120-3ac320200814 bp-14a13b2b-6c6d-4d67-982d-132da0200814

Nothing comes up in the Correlations section of the report, and a search of the signature doesn't seem to turn up much relevant. Frankly, if I could just figure out how to get the browser restarted without rebooting the whole machine, that'd be a big step forward for me :)

Many thanks for any attention people can give this,

Dave.

Asked by Dave Jones 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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"Bookmark this page" has to be pressed twice

Hi, problem is i have to press Ctrl+D twice in order to choose the folder the bookmark will be saved to (on the first one it only shows "saved to library"). This odd beh… (read more)

Hi,

problem is i have to press Ctrl+D twice in order to choose the folder the bookmark will be saved to (on the first one it only shows "saved to library"). This odd behaviour only started like 2 weeks ago, i havent installed any new plugins neither did the system change. I am on Kubuntu 18.04. with Firefox 79.0.

Thanks

Asked by solvethemall 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Pocket-free build of firefox

Is there a pocket-free build of firefox available for download? Before you say, you can just disable it, I already have. In addition to that I've blocked the update/api… (read more)

Is there a pocket-free build of firefox available for download? Before you say, you can just disable it, I already have. In addition to that I've blocked the update/api url as well. I want it removed completely, I strong feel mozilla should make it opt-in or provide a pocket free build.

I was thinking perhaps there is a regulatory constraint on of the builds here that I could install, then change back to english?

https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/79.0/linux-x86_64/

Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by jason65 1 year ago

Last reply by Squiddly 1 year ago

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Firefox Search Keywords?

Hi there -- I'm running Firefox 79.0 on Ubuntu. I've been trying to add keywords to my custom search engines for some time now, but it doesn't seem to work. Am I missing … (read more)

Hi there -- I'm running Firefox 79.0 on Ubuntu. I've been trying to add keywords to my custom search engines for some time now, but it doesn't seem to work. Am I missing something? The whole section of the table seems unresponsive. I tried clicking, hitting ENTER / TAB, starting with an @, etc., but to no avail. Am I doing something wrong here, or is it a Firefox bug? I figure many people would complain online if it were bug, but I didn't find anything.

Thanks!

Asked by ksagar1030 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I change the font size of Firefox's headers elements: menu, tabs, bookmark toolbar?

FF v79.0 ubuntu 18.04.5 How do I change the font size of Firefox's webbrowser elements: menu, tabs, bookmark toolbar, etc. All things above the webpage window? … (read more)

FF v79.0 ubuntu 18.04.5

How do I change the font size of Firefox's webbrowser elements: menu, tabs, bookmark toolbar, etc. All things above the webpage window?

Asked by owlseeker 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Opening Tabs after not closing properly

Hello, I got the following problem. When I shutdown my PC and let's say have 20+ Tabs open from a study session, after booting again all these tabs are opened when I st… (read more)

Hello,

I got the following problem. When I shutdown my PC and let's say have 20+ Tabs open from a study session, after booting again all these tabs are opened when I stat firefox.

In many cases this may be the intended behavior, but I really do not like it. I would like that my Firefox behaves in the following manor:

At any given time, when I open my browser for the first time my default setting is shown. 

At any given time, when I open my browser, no older tabs from a session before should be opened

Thank for help in advance I am aware that this might be the stupidest question ever and I have to jump through hoops to make it happen.

Asked by NailuJay 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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upload box wacky shows wacky ordering of files

firefox upload box shows file ordered by "modified". these files are in a different order than those displayed by Nemo. The files are all created at approximately the sam… (read more)

firefox upload box shows file ordered by "modified". these files are in a different order than those displayed by Nemo. The files are all created at approximately the same moment. Nemo orders them correctly file1, file 2, file 3 etc.

Asked by degilder 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Display security question

Ecosia search engine blocked my IP address. To unblock it I have to answer a security question. But this question is not displayed in firefox. How to get it to display? H… (read more)

Ecosia search engine blocked my IP address. To unblock it I have to answer a security question. But this question is not displayed in firefox. How to get it to display? Hint: Am in China, displays in Chrome but I do not want to install it. Linux Mint 20, Firefox 79.0.

Asked by admin265 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox pdf.js viewer spread in Presentation Mode

How can I get a 2 pages side by side in presentation mode? Outside of Presentation mode I can have 2 pages side by side, but in the mode I can only get one page and black… (read more)

How can I get a 2 pages side by side in presentation mode? Outside of Presentation mode I can have 2 pages side by side, but in the mode I can only get one page and black bars.