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Weird Dropbox Issue

No idea if this is happening to anyone else: When I use Dropbox for web on Firefox on a new Macbook pro, every so often the screen will completely glitch out and you ca… (read more)

No idea if this is happening to anyone else:

When I use Dropbox for web on Firefox on a new Macbook pro, every so often the screen will completely glitch out and you can't really do anything on Dropbox. By glitch out I mean the screen just becomes really shaky, like non stop shaking back and forth and you can't click anything or navigate at all.

Anyone have any idea why this is happening, video here for reference:

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Asked by Samharris5 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

A feature from Apple system called "Text replacements" doesn't work in Firefox

You can define a certain shortcut in Apple ios or os x systems for example: typing 'cul' we get a full text: "see you later". It's not working in Firefox for some reason.… (read more)

You can define a certain shortcut in Apple ios or os x systems for example: typing 'cul' we get a full text: "see you later". It's not working in Firefox for some reason. Is it possible to implement this feature in Firefox. Lack of it is sooo PIA.

Asked by pablo345 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Tabs/windows crashes when clicking link

Om Macos 12.7.3 Monterey using FF 115.7.0esr (64-bit). Been using FF since God knows when. All well. But a couple of months ago windows or tabs are crashing. When I'm hit… (read more)

Om Macos 12.7.3 Monterey using FF 115.7.0esr (64-bit). Been using FF since God knows when. All well. But a couple of months ago windows or tabs are crashing. When I'm hitting a link and either holding Cmnd or right click "open in new tab" in order to get the linked page in new tab, the tab/window I'm using shuts down. Poof.

Asked by dan279 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Scrolling/flickering issue

Hi! I'm having an issue where everything on the browser flickers whenever i'm scrolling.., i've tried to search for some help on the issue but im stuck.., can someone p… (read more)

Hi!

I'm having an issue where everything on the browser flickers whenever i'm scrolling.., i've tried to search for some help on the issue but im stuck.., can someone please help with this.

Asked by haka0043 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Unable to load United Airlines book flight section. Loads then disappears to a blank white page.

I have used https: www.united. com on Firefox before. I can log into united and use all features except when clicking on Book then Flights only. Normally it goes to a s… (read more)

I have used https: www.united. com on Firefox before. I can log into united and use all features except when clicking on Book then Flights only. Normally it goes to a search page to enter airports, dates, etc etc. It did work on Firefox but just very recently it loads into that particular site but then goes to a blank white page. I attempted to use this feature on Google to check and it works fine. Any thoughts?

Asked by soccerjohn 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firfox on Android won't change home page

I keep trying to modify 'homepage' prefs in settings, but unlike desktop,; there's no option to "set home page to current one"..much less set up screen saver or custom ph… (read more)

I keep trying to modify 'homepage' prefs in settings, but unlike desktop,; there's no option to "set home page to current one"..much less set up screen saver or custom photos or anything...on my Samsung, it just shows a blueish backlight everytime I turn it on or even just exit settings!

Asked by yuppiemobile69 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Turn off translator popup but keep option to translate

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly tra… (read more)

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly translate a page in the address bar without having the popup jump in my face each time I open a new tab, forcing me to click it to make it go away? This would be a nice option but an extremely distracting presentation. thanks.

Asked by nopinkdragons 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Some Extensions disabled under Sonoma 14.3

I noticed that some installed Extensions are enable to work under Sonoma 14.3: AdBlocker for YouTube™, Clean YouTube™, Don't track me Google, Flagfox, Soc… (read more)

I noticed that some installed Extensions are enable to work under Sonoma 14.3:

  AdBlocker for YouTube™, 
  Clean YouTube™, 
  Don't track me Google, 
  Flagfox, 
  Social Fixer for facebook, 
  Social Video Downloader, 
  TinyEye Reverse image Search.

Are updates planned?

Asked by cldjr 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

History is only kept for three months

Firefox version 122.0 Mac: Sonoma 14.1.1 apple silicon The problem emerged about a little over a year ago (around September 2022). It started with an installation of fir… (read more)

Firefox version 122.0 Mac: Sonoma 14.1.1 apple silicon

The problem emerged about a little over a year ago (around September 2022). It started with an installation of firefox on another machine running BigSur, and I guess the problem got ported when I restored a time machine backup on this current machine. I attempted to troubleshoot the issue by following mozilla support and reddit threads but to no avail. I, at the time, settled on monthly time machine backups, but now finally decided to address it properly.

Troubleshooting steps that I have followed:

  • going into the about:config page and changing the places.history.expiration.max_pages and places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages to 2147483647 then to 999999 after reading about how a value too high might be ignored (both values didn't seem to change anything)
  • going into the about:config page and changing the places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size to 85534800
  • removing the add-on/extension manager as seeing that it might remove history for some reason (from a [thread] by IceTemple)
  • In the privacy and security tab, history is set to Firefox will use custom settings for history

Things I suspect might be the problem:

  • I originally used the Chinese version of firefox (downloaded from the .cn website) and reinstalled the international version (from .com) after getting annoyed by the built-in ads. For convenience sake, I ported the profile folder over which might have carry the problem over. That being said, I don't think this problem existed when I just started using firefox but appeared awhile later.
  • result of an update, don't know which though
  • certain extensions (I haven't went through them individually since I installed a lot)

My questions:

  1. How to stop Firefox from doing this ever again?
  2. Alternatives of storing history if nothing works
  3. Why did my troubleshooting steps not work? Is there something wrong with my version of firefox that prevented the about:config changes from working?
  4. If I have to resort to backing up the places.sqlite history file, how do I restore/reintegrate them with current history file?

English isn't my first language so I apologize for any confusion that may arise due to how I articulate. Any help is much appreciated

Asked by EndemicSeason 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Opening PDFs

Hello, I want Firefox to open PDFs in browser. I have opt in for two options from setting both are not working. 1. I have choose always ask where to save files and tha… (read more)

Hello,

I want Firefox to open PDFs in browser. I have opt in for two options from setting both are not working.

1. I have choose always ask where to save files and that is not working because it is always saving files in downloads. 2. I have choose Firefox option from save or open files to open files and not save files; it did not work (Firefox downloaded the files not opened it). Then I tried always ask, from always ask menu then I choose open with Firefox and it opened in Firefox but it saved the file.

Please let me know how can this issue be resolved. I do not want to download files and when I do want to download, I want to choose a specific location for each file. I am trying a transition to Firefox from chrome. So, I am very new to these settings.

I have attached a picture of setting in this request.

Thank you for your help! Dilpreet

Asked by dilpreettoor106 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 5 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 5 months ago

Deleted Search History and Passwords

Hi, After restarting my MacBook today, it seems like Firefox has been updated. When I signed in to my account, all of my passwords as well as my search history and perso… (read more)

Hi,

After restarting my MacBook today, it seems like Firefox has been updated. When I signed in to my account, all of my passwords as well as my search history and personal customization have been deleted.

This is a very unfortunate situation. Please advise on how this can be restored.


Kind regards, Oskar

Asked by Oskar 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

No history or bookmarks

Firefox has stopped saving history and I am unable to save any bookmarks. This seems to have happened recently for no reason I can understand. I haven't made any change… (read more)

Firefox has stopped saving history and I am unable to save any bookmarks. This seems to have happened recently for no reason I can understand. I haven't made any changes. I use a VPN but was doing so before this happened. I have checked all the settings and also deleted the places.sqlite file. When I click <bookmark current tab> nothing happens and history shows as empty.

Asked by sambain 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox window animations in MacOS

Hello! I use Mosaic, a window manager utility, for macOS. With a hotkey, I can move or resize a window according to a preconfigured grid. This always has worked great … (read more)

Hello!

I use Mosaic, a window manager utility, for macOS. With a hotkey, I can move or resize a window according to a preconfigured grid.

This always has worked great with all different applications, and only in the past couple of months it stopped working with Firefox.

It appears to be related to the way Firefox is does animation of resizing or window movement. My hotkeys no longer have the effect on the Firefox window moving.

This is disruptive enough to my workflow that I have switched to Chrome, which doesn't have the same issue. I really am not okay with this solution, as Chrome is the worst for a software developer. Tab and session management in Firefox is the absolute best and I want to come back to FF.

Is there any way to completely disable whatever window animation features have recently been added to Firefox?

Asked by jason142 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Can get to craigslist and other sites. No more option in Firefox to accept security risk.

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missi… (read more)

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missing. Clicking on "Advance" only displays a dropdown with an SSL error.

While I appreciate browsers prioritizing security, there should be an owner override. After all, I own my PC, and I should have the freedom to make choices, even if it means accepting potential security risks.

Did Firefox change this override option, or do we need to switch to another browser if we encounter this issue?

Asked by Terra Civis 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Cursor no longer automatically dissapears while streaming video

Up until recently, when watching youtube tv, the mouse cursor would disappear on my screen. But now, no matter what I do, I can't get the cursor to disappear. I have cont… (read more)

Up until recently, when watching youtube tv, the mouse cursor would disappear on my screen. But now, no matter what I do, I can't get the cursor to disappear. I have contacted apple, I have clean the cashe, I've done a restart, update my computer, update my browser, power clean, nothing works. This issue only occurs while using youtube tv. It does not happen using youtube.

Asked by Daniel Lind 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago