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Is there a way to disable Firefox's ability to download from about:config vs downloading an extension?

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated. I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Fi… (read more)

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated.

I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Firefox all together. The reason for this is per my organization's requests. As they do not want users downloading anything what so ever.

I've found extensions that can do this, however since I'm tweaking a profile in which is shared amongst all users. Its not the best solution since I have to manually check the add-ons on every time I make a new user profile.

Is there by any chance a means for me to disable downloading as a whole within either userChrome.css or about:config?

Any help again is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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What are the exact interactions necessary for an autoplay permission of "default (block audio)" to permit autoplayed audio?

If you don't touch the autoplay permissions for a site, Firefox seems to be attempting to use some heuristics to decide whether autoplay, such as calling ".play()" on an … (read more)

If you don't touch the autoplay permissions for a site, Firefox seems to be attempting to use some heuristics to decide whether autoplay, such as calling ".play()" on an Audio object in javascript, should be allowed. What are these heuristics, and where are they authoritatively documented? [https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/d.../Autoplay_guide#autoplay_availability|MDN] has some information but nothing Firefox-specific.

Asked by thefishface+ff 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Disabling a shortcut

Hello there! I need to use the key "4" on a tool, but it calls for the Quick Find thing. I need to disable that shortcut. Does anyone have any idea how I could do that? … (read more)

Hello there! I need to use the key "4" on a tool, but it calls for the Quick Find thing. I need to disable that shortcut. Does anyone have any idea how I could do that? Thank you.

Asked by Camille Celio 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

Firefox stalls on youtube videos. No other browser does that. Why?

Firefox stalls and stops on youtube videos. Chrome, Chromium, Opera do not. Same computer-Linux Mint-only Firefox fails. Tried reinstall, tried all the answers on the int… (read more)

Firefox stalls and stops on youtube videos. Chrome, Chromium, Opera do not. Same computer-Linux Mint-only Firefox fails. Tried reinstall, tried all the answers on the internet, nothing works. I've used Firefox for years and never had this problem. Guess I'll have to move on unless there is a REAL fix for this

Asked by geosimonis 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Unable to change "Download Actions" in settings.

In Firefox Settings (General) there is a section 'applications' that allows you to [[choose an action based on file types|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fire… (read more)

In Firefox Settings (General) there is a section 'applications' that allows you to [[choose an action based on file types|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-firefox-behavior-when-open-file#w_changing-download-actions]]; such as PDF (open in FF, save, etc)

This menu is not functional for me. When I click on the down arrow to change the option, it should open a list - but nothing happens.

I tried rebooting & restarting FF, but the issue remains.

I am using FF 98 on Linux Manjaro.

Asked by riquez 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

AWS Cloudwatch fonts on firefox

Hello, Can anyone explain and help me why am i getting these fonts on aws cloudwatch?. I am using ubuntu 20.04 firefox 98. On google chrome fonts are shown perfectly fin… (read more)

Hello,

Can anyone explain and help me why am i getting these fonts on aws cloudwatch?. I am using ubuntu 20.04 firefox 98. On google chrome fonts are shown perfectly fine.

Thank you,

Asked by eglandlleshi 2 months ago

Last reply by Terry 2 months ago

firefox's playback sticks/stalls at the beginning sometimes

i have firefox 99.0.1 64 bit in a linux system. i see fail in play of sounds. videos plays well, youtube, soundcloud and others play well, the thing is the play of sound … (read more)

i have firefox 99.0.1 64 bit in a linux system. i see fail in play of sounds. videos plays well, youtube, soundcloud and others play well, the thing is the play of sound only, in for example dictionary sites

for example in wiktionary in the page Europe sometimes audio plays well the first time, but it sticks at the beginning of play in replay. if i play it in loop in this page https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/En-us-Europe.ogg it plays well but again in playing it one time it sticks

in the page english (see the small letter) of the same site as it is not changed to the new control bar i go to menu > players where i have the html5 and javascript options, failing the former and doing well the latter, so you may think the fail is in html5, but in this page http://atticgreek.org/pronunc/sigmaU.html inspecting the page i see that sound works by javascript and i have a similar fail as the first word nósos plays well but the second présbeis again plays only the beginning and sticks

Asked by ma 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox (snap) crashes on Ctrl+S

A lot of times while coding I press Ctrl+S to save Visual Studio Code and update live server (while watching on firefox the result). The problem is that when I'm focused … (read more)

A lot of times while coding I press Ctrl+S to save Visual Studio Code and update live server (while watching on firefox the result). The problem is that when I'm focused on Firefox Ctrl+S pops up the Save Page window and (if I held Ctrl+S for more than a split second) it crashes (probably due to multiple popups becoming unresponsive). The mouse can't click to cancel the pop ups for saving the page nor interact it. I have to kill the firefox process and restart it. I've been looking into disabling Ctrl+S shortcut in Firefox with no success (extensions are deprecated or require too many permissions I'm not comfortable with).

Would someone help me to disable Ctrl+S or enlighten me on how to not have firefox crash every time I accidentally press Ctrl+S?

Thanks!

Asked by Joaquin 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

tab history & Google search

Clicking the back button does not usually take me back to Google search results. When I do a Google search and click on one of the resulting links, it's often (but not al… (read more)

Clicking the back button does not usually take me back to Google search results. When I do a Google search and click on one of the resulting links, it's often (but not always, oddly enough) as if I've opened the link in a new tab with no browsing history. I can continue to click on links and build the tab's history, but the oldest url in the tab history is the one I got to after the Google search results page. To get to the Google page, I have to open my full browsing history.

If it's just my problem, I'll just keep doing that, but I appreciate any ideas. Maybe it's how Google redirects? Is there a setting that could affect this? Some of my settings are inherited from Ubuntu Studio.

Thanks.

Asked by nexus2 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Asking for primary/master password for all passwords every time ?

Hello, (we are using the latest FF) due to technical requirements we share the same Firefox with our children. We use the primary/master password to access all passwords … (read more)

Hello, (we are using the latest FF) due to technical requirements we share the same Firefox with our children. We use the primary/master password to access all passwords but FF asks for it just once at the very begin. Once we type the primary/master password in FF never asks again what means that our children can use them as well. Is there any setting in FF that will ask for the primary/master password every time we access password protected web page ?

Asked by user7777 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Restoring windows to workspaces does not work

Hello everyone, I am a long time Firefox user and absolutely love it. First of all thank you for this amazing product. I run Firefox with "Open previous windows and tabs"… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I am a long time Firefox user and absolutely love it. First of all thank you for this amazing product.

I run Firefox with "Open previous windows and tabs" selected in my General settings. When I exit/restart Firefox, it reopens all my windows and their tabs. More importantly, it places them in their original desktop workspaces, BUT this only works reliably in Windows.

In Linux I have a problem in that some windows "remember" the workspace they were in, some however insist on reappearing on the "first" workspace.

I use Firefox with GNOME 42 and a fixed number of workspaces. (Gnome now has dynamic workspaces which are a bit similar to Mac OS, but I have turned that off.

Right now I have 6 windows open:

  • two of them (L1/L2) are Linux-related and are in workspace 1
  • two of them (D1/D2/D3) are Development-related and are in workspace 2
  • one of them (S1) is science-related and is in workspace 3

When I exit Firefox and restart it, all windows go back to their respective workspace except for D3 which appears in workspace 1 instead of 2.

Furthermore, if I open a new window (N1) and visit any site, then it exit/restart always makes it reappear in workspace 1.

This is very annoying. I have no idea how L1/L2/D1/D2/S1 have “stuck” to their original workspaces, but anything new I open seems to ignore the workspace it was placed in and insists on reappearing in workspace 1.

Is this something Firefox controls, or is it the role of the desktop (in this case GNOME) to do this?

Asked by karypid 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Cant open firefox after Ubuntu update

When I open Firefox through the GUI nothing happens. It acts as if I never tried to open it. When I attempt to open it via the CLI I get: joshua@joshua-Z390-AORUS-PRO-WI… (read more)

When I open Firefox through the GUI nothing happens. It acts as if I never tried to open it.

When I attempt to open it via the CLI I get:

joshua@joshua-Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI:~$ firefox /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 52: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied sed: can't read /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 261: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied cp: cannot open '/home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.locale' for reading: Permission denied /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 266: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.locale: Permission denied Error: cannot open display: :0


For context: Ubuntu: 22.04 LTS


The update that I ran was simply generic system updates through the app store. Notably though it was the snap store not the ubuntu software store. Don't know if that matters.


Any ideas? Thanks a million!

Asked by Josh 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Flash of unstyled content only in specific domain - ubuntu 20.04 - firefox 100.0.2

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I … (read more)

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I have tested with my phone and another laptop. Also tried multiple internet connections. I failed to find a way resolving this error.

Asked by alisamie97 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago