Showing questions tagged: Show all questions

Firefox will not scroll nextdoor.com pages properly

Firefox seems to jump back to previous posts rather than smoothly scroll the posts on nextdoor.com. Have particularly had this problem on the 'topics' pages. Chrome and S… (read more)

Firefox seems to jump back to previous posts rather than smoothly scroll the posts on nextdoor.com. Have particularly had this problem on the 'topics' pages. Chrome and Safari do not have the issue.

Asked by Ralph 2 days ago

Last reply by Ralph 19 hours ago

Why doesn't firefox seem to consider the --window-size command-line parameter on Ubuntu ?

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my pr… (read more)

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my problem or issue.

What I'd like to do is to make some Ubuntu desktop menu shortcuts to launch specific web-based apps, in individual windows (I suppose separate instances and new-window) of specific size, with a given specific URL, hopefully with it's own icon, sort-of replacement of desktop apps. So in the Desktop menu I should be able to see 'Google Meet' (for instance) as an application with it's own icon, but clicking it launches Firefox with Google Meet's URL, and a window that is just 800x600 in size.

However, when I try to launch windows on Ubuntu MATE (also tried Lubuntu, and standard Ubuntu... all 20.04), firefox seems to ignore --window-size command line parameter, and all new windows are of exactly same size, which is the default size apparently, ignoring the command-line parameter. What gives ? How can I do what I am trying to as explained above (from firefox standpoint... I know how to create Ubuntu .desktop file etc.).

cheers, B

Asked by Banibrata Dutta 3 days ago

Characters not displaying on Firefox for linux

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where c… (read more)

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where characters display as little boxes with numbers inside them. After looking around, I have verified that I am allowing sites to specify their own font, and that I don't have any fonts blocked under about:config. I am running Firefox 80.0.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

Asked by calvin.nefzger 1 day ago

Amazon Marketing link

Cannot remove (link such as) https://www.amazon.com/?tag=admarketus from drop down URL Address bar when I want to enter a new search on a new tab. I assume the info prev… (read more)

Cannot remove (link such as) https://www.amazon.com/?tag=admarketus from drop down URL Address bar when I want to enter a new search on a new tab. I assume the info prevents anonymity when using amazon sites

Attached image shows the information in "about:config". Can it (they) be removed for more privacy?

Asked by coisa_dois 1 day ago

Youtube - Cannot Like or Subscribe

This is a silly problem, every youtubers nightmare I'm sure. I can't like or subscribe on Youtube via Firefox. I'm getting "Your session has expired." whenever I try to d… (read more)

This is a silly problem, every youtubers nightmare I'm sure. I can't like or subscribe on Youtube via Firefox. I'm getting "Your session has expired." whenever I try to do either. I can sucessfully do both on a different browser on the same machine and other machines with this browser do not have this issue. I am running Windows 10. I have tried starting firefox in safe mode, refreshing firefox, deleting all cached content and cookies, renaming the cookies.sqlite file to cookies.sqlite.old and still no results. I've tried disabling every extension that I have and still nothing. I've exhausted my internet search. Is there anything else I might be missing?

Again, I'm logged in to youtube while this happens, clicking on the "sign in" only brings me to the channel page when trying to subscribe and gives me the same message when clicking it again. Also, can't add videos to playlists.

Asked by wmichels 6 days ago

Should I use RegretsReporter to report the lack of seizure warnings on Youtube?

Mozilla recently launched RegretsReporter to track problems with Youtube's recommendation algorithm. Here're the explanations I've found: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA… (read more)

Mozilla recently launched RegretsReporter to track problems with Youtube's recommendation algorithm.

Here're the explanations I've found:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/regretsreporter/

moz-extension://d6e3b360-4ac4-4147-9833-dce3ba6fb78e/get-started/get-started.html

(non-scrolling elements warning) https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/mozilla-crowdsourcing-research-youtube-recommendations/

None of these discuss whether users should address lesser-known problems with Youtube recommendations, such as when they recommend seizure triggers which lack seizure warnings.

Asked by MarjaE 1 day ago

How to set a local file as the new tab

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell. Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option … (read more)

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell.

Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option to set the new tab as a local file. Setting the home page as a local file is possible. But setting the new tab as either home (note, not 'Firefox Home') or explicitly the local file is not an option (see attached image).

Previous forum posts point toward New Tab Override extension. However, in recent releases, add-ons cannot offer a work around as Firefox no longer allows add-ons to access local files. In the image attached, New Tab Override extension shows that it cannot use a local file as the new tab. It can however take a file and store it somewhere it has control over. This means every time I edit the local file, I need to manually re-upload this to the extension in each instance of Firefox. It is no longer a good option.

I am sure I used this feature not too long ago and it feels like a very simple thing. I am sure I must have missed some setting or option. Any help achieving this would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by James 4 days ago

Last reply by James 3 days ago

Home & End Keys not working in Address & Search bar (macOS)

Hi there, I'm currently running macOS 10.15.6 and Firefox 80.0.1. I've not been able to get the Home and End keys on my keyboard to jump to the beginning and end of the … (read more)

Hi there,

I'm currently running macOS 10.15.6 and Firefox 80.0.1.

I've not been able to get the Home and End keys on my keyboard to jump to the beginning and end of the URL inside the address bar for a while now. I know on macOS I can hit command+left and command+right to achieve the same behaviour. But so many sites (not this one; but Google Docs, reddit, etc) support the Home and End key behaviours.

I'm not sure if this is the right place to report bugs / feature requests, but maybe the community knows how I can even mimic this behaviour with extensions.

Thanks for reading!

Asked by Ming Tang 1 day ago

Windows 10 re-installment

Last night I had to re-install Firefox because I couldn't connect with internet Since last night and up to now I've tried multiple solutions, however, the re-installed Fi… (read more)

Last night I had to re-install Firefox because I couldn't connect with internet

Since last night and up to now I've tried multiple solutions, however, the re-installed Firefox is not working as previously (just yesterday afternoon) - for example, on the left all my screens are partly hidden - also desktop doesn't show up, then search is not responding correctly and adding to the taskbar is practically as good as out of order. Unfortunately I've also detected that the re-installment come with demand of using - bing - which I do not use, as I'm very familiar with Firefox & Google which I've been using at least for over a decade an are very Happy with. However - bing - kept popping up, until finally today/afternoon the facility to dismiss - bing - suddenly & fanally was available so it got by-passed, although as much as possible, as it rears its presence still somehow every now & then. On top of all this, I also don't have Desktop

Asked by Benedict 1 day ago

onetab cannot work when I start the firefox,refreshing doesnot work too,it is just empty ,but I add some tags into it

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are… (read more)

I just want to know what happened to onetab? I need those data I add before

edit: removed your mail address from public display, since the only thing it will attract are spam bots. you will be notified per mail once somebody replies to the thread. (philipp)

Asked by 霍己 2 days ago

Firefox 80.0.1 on macOS "Service failed. Couldn’t open the selection."

With Firefox 80.0.1 on macOS 10.13.6 attempting to use Firefox->Services->New TextEdit Window Containing Selection on a bit of selected text in a web page consisten… (read more)

With Firefox 80.0.1 on macOS 10.13.6 attempting to use Firefox->Services->New TextEdit Window Containing Selection on a bit of selected text in a web page consistently returns the error: "Service failed. Couldn’t open the selection. There might be an internal error or a performance problem, or the source application may be providing text of invalid type in the service request. Please try the operation a second time. If that doesn’t work, copy/paste the selection into TextEdit."

This works in Safari and Chrome, so I am confused and frustrated that it does not seem to work in Firefox.

Could this be a bug in Firefox? Unfortunately, I don't know how to read or wrote computer code. All I know is that this doesn't work for me.

Asked by Timothy 1 day ago

Printing gets chopped off after first page

I'm trying to print this page (https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin.html), but firefox only prints out the first page, then stops. (Here's a small test version of the s… (read more)

I'm trying to print this page (https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin.html), but firefox only prints out the first page, then stops. (Here's a small test version of the same page: https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin-small.html)

You can see in the picture that it gets cut off.

Here's the pdf of the picture: https://mega.nz/file/6wwBUIaC#swNET5o7oGArqOuhxLqGhsPKElxznIe2aqvI0TFKO5E

If you see weird overlapping text, then just reload the page. idk why firefox sometimes doesnt finish loading the page…

As an aside: How do I keep the local links (that are in the webpage) in the PDF that Firefox generates?

Asked by əkaunt 4 days ago

Last reply by əkaunt 4 days ago

Dropdown Menus in Firefox Wont Stay Open

I am seeing problems identical to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273349 When I click a menu it briefly appears and then immediately disappears. Turning on "… (read more)

I am seeing problems identical to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273349

When I click a menu it briefly appears and then immediately disappears.

Turning on "Disable popup auto-hide" solves the issue, but this is a work around not a solution.

Restarting Firefox with a clean brand new profile resolves the problem. So it seems nothing to do with any of my plugins.

But after I click on a link from within emacs, the first time I open a menu it is fine. Then the 2nd time I try to open a menu it disappears immediately. There might be other conditions that do this also, but this is the most reliable way I have found to date.

I believe emacs is calling firefox, by default, using "xdg-open". If I manually use this command from a command prompt to open a web page. It works fine. Huh???

I changed emacs to explicitly invoke Firefox. At first this seemed to have solved this problem. But now it has come back again.

This has been ongoing for some time, over a large range of Firefox versions. Currently I can reproduce with 68.11.0 ESR and 80.0.1

Sometimes I have done something and I think I have magically resolved the issue, but then it comes back again.

This is currently Debian/buster and Debian/bullseye using the i3 window manager. In the past I have also had the same issue with Debian/stretch. I have multiple monitors. I doubt any of this is relevant, but just in case.

Unlike the previous referenced post I have not been able to reproduce this under OSX. Although I don't often click links from emacs either. So wonder if that is significant.

Asked by Brian May 1 day ago

Firefox very slow with ath9k Linux driver

Hi all. Mozilla Firefox is very slow on my Linux Laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (with open-source driver ath9k). It takes a lot … (read more)

Hi all. Mozilla Firefox is very slow on my Linux Laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (with open-source driver ath9k). It takes a lot of time to resolve hosts and to load the webpages.

I am reporting the issue here because Chromium and the rest of web explorers work good and they are as fast as one may expect. When using Windows 10 with the same laptop, Firefox also has no issues and works perfectly well. It appears to be an issue of the combination of Firefox + this specific driver & network adapter.

Used Manjaro, Ubuntu 16, Ubuntu 20 with a lot of kernels ranging from 4.15 to 5.8 and the issue persists and does not seem to be tied to any specific distribution.

I can do some tests if you require so.

Asked by jfrias99 6 days ago

Spacebar not checking radio and checkbox form inputs

I am on Firefox Dev edition 81. When navigating a plain HTML form with the keyboard, the spacebar does not check radio or checkbox inputs. This is the page I'm using for… (read more)

I am on Firefox Dev edition 81. When navigating a plain HTML form with the keyboard, the spacebar does not check radio or checkbox inputs.

This is the page I'm using for testing: http://fyvr.net/a11y/spacebar-action.html

When I test the same page in Firefox 80, the spacebar behaves as expected.

Appreciate any help!

Asked by inhyung 2 days ago

Unable to play livestream videos

I am unable to play any sort of livestream. I can watch normal youtube videos fine, but live videos come up with "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the vid… (read more)

I am unable to play any sort of livestream. I can watch normal youtube videos fine, but live videos come up with "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available." twitch comes up with "This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)" I have tried clearing the cache, running firefox in safe mode with all add ons turned off, turning off my VPN, and have re-installed firefox but nothing has worked I am on firefox 80.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu, canonical 1.0 any help would be appreciated, thank you

Asked by asterlesbean 1 day ago

Downloading and Uploading on Xubuntu

I have searched high and low and tried all the tricks I know yet can't seem to resolve this issue. On my laptop I have the latest version of Xubuntu installed, when I am … (read more)

I have searched high and low and tried all the tricks I know yet can't seem to resolve this issue.

On my laptop I have the latest version of Xubuntu installed, when I am using Firefox and try to download a file or save an image nothing happens. No dialog box appears asking where to save (I've enabled the save to a certain folder feature as well as the prompt where to save feature). This issue also exists when I want to upload anything. I can click the upload box to my heart's desire yet no dialog box pops up to upload. This is very frustrating I love Firefox I use it on all my devices but this issue unfortunately forced me to use chrome on my laptop, please if anyone has any advice or suggestions I'm all ears.

Asked by william.thomas1 6 days ago