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I added extensions that don't appear on any toolbar or in the "Customize" option - how do I get them onto the screen?

I just added "TextArea" to my extensions & it only can be selected by clicking on the picture puzzle icon at the right edge of the address/search bar for a dropdown b… (read more)

I just added "TextArea" to my extensions & it only can be selected by clicking on the picture puzzle icon at the right edge of the address/search bar for a dropdown box of extensions. I would like to display it and a number of others now only on the dropdown on visible toolbars, but can't move them there. When I select "Customize," it shows some basic icons not being displayed, but only the basics and does not include extensions I've added recently. I used to keep icons in the All-in-One Sidebar on my left margin, the Vertical Toolbar on my right margin & the bottom Status bar in pre-version 57 FF and don't want the extra hassle of having to use the dropdown for commonly used extensions. How do I get these icons moved into an existing visual space on my browser? I have 3 36" HDMI screens & plenty of real estate to play with, but no way to use it in FF for new extensions. Do I have to continue to use alternatives like WaterFox Classic & Pale Moon?

Asked by Blue Sun 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Extremely high Cpu usage after firefox update

Hello, I hope someone can help me. Ever since I updated firefox, my cpu is almost at 100%. With only 2 or 3 tabs open. I updated from version 106.0.2 to 112.0.2. Before … (read more)

Hello, I hope someone can help me.

Ever since I updated firefox, my cpu is almost at 100%. With only 2 or 3 tabs open. I updated from version 106.0.2 to 112.0.2. Before this update, I could have several tabs open, up to 10 and the computer would run fine. Now with 3 tabs open, it gets really slow. And I can hear my desktop suffering (the fans go to full speed). When checking the task manager, firefox is taking all the memory and the cpu usage is almost at 100%. I have to keep restarting firefox.

The conditions are the same. The only thing that changes was updating firefox. I already searched for ways to reduce the firefox cpu usage, but nothing changed.

Is there a way to fix this? Or how can I go back to an older version of firefox? Because I'm afraid my computer will die from simply opening 3 tabs.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Dark_mustard 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox using FIDO2 Security Keys

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communi… (read more)

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communicate with the USB port, as it doesn't make any difference whether the USB Security Key is plugged in or not, the error returned is always the same and the Security Key does not light up.

I believe Firefox's WebAuth code must be fine, as it works on Windows, which is why I think it's some kind of permissions problem. Chrome works perfectly with the Security Keys on my computer.

I've used a number of sites (I've listed a couple below) where you can test your Security Key with Firefox on KDE Neon and the error is always "UnknownError: The operation failed for an unknown transient reason":

https://www.token2.com/tools/fido2-test/ https://demo.yubico.com/webauthn-technical/registration

I cannot log into Bugzilla with GitHub as my GitHub login uses a Security Key as the second factor.

Asked by dave353 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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"NetworkError when attempting to fetch resource." on many websites

in the last day firefox has all but stopped working on most websites. i can go to them and they start to load, but then they eventually break halfway through and either e… (read more)

in the last day firefox has all but stopped working on most websites. i can go to them and they start to load, but then they eventually break halfway through and either end up loading forever or produce an error. if i look at the console i see "Source map error: Error: NetworkError when attempting to fetch resource." this happens on twitter.com and raidbots.com to name two off the top of my head.

i did a complete refresh and even completely uninstalled and reinstalled the browser - it started working for a bit and then broke again. i have no plugins or extensions enabled currently (i have dashlane but this happens with it enabled or disabled). it's making the browser unusable. ive scanned my computer for malware and cant find anything either. i don't have this problem in any other browsers so not sure what else to try.

Asked by fnnmyr 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox flags MP4 file as malware

Hi, Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately? The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4. There seem to be no mp4 related zero days… (read more)

Hi,

Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately?

  • The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4.
  • There seem to be no mp4 related zero days.

Does Firefox perhaps just treat all downloads from suspicious domains as malware? Is there a zero day I missed? Is this based on some missing metadata on the file or something?

Thanks for any advice you can give here, I'm scared.

Asked by jordanfilipovski 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox snap app does not recognize custom cursor.

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DM… (read more)

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DMZ-White, but Firefox is using those cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. I tried defining the default cursor in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme but did nothing as well. Also I tried with the cursor in /usr/share/icons and in /home/name/.icons and firefox cannot get in any of those.

I don't know if it's something wrong with my cursors or it's some inner thing with Firefox, any one has a guess? Incompatibility or something missing from the cursor?

Asked by tisppereira 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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forced safe search on google search, only on firefox.

Recently I have had safe search forced on me, only on firefox, if I turn it off it is on again as soon as I search, it is not locked, I am in my 50's and I use my home wi… (read more)

Recently I have had safe search forced on me, only on firefox, if I turn it off it is on again as soon as I search, it is not locked, I am in my 50's and I use my home wifi, home pc, as Inalways have. Any ideas please ?

Asked by sparrow08 9 months ago

Answered by sparrow08 9 months ago

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How to set the home page to show 'my' pins only, not automatically adding recent visits

Newbie question: today I started out using Firefox, so bear with me. I am trying to set the Firefox Home page to display a limited number of 'pins'. Did manage to get th… (read more)

Newbie question: today I started out using Firefox, so bear with me.

I am trying to set the Firefox Home page to display a limited number of 'pins'. Did manage to get them there, but some other pins are automatically added (based on recent visits I suppose?) So I have 8 pins, 3 I don't want. When dismissing, I get other links instead.

Maybe this is by design and can not be changed.

Vainly search for a way to have only the few pins, that I want, show there, nothing else.

Thanks!

Asked by ffw62 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Some wordpress plugin doesn't work anymore with Firefox

Hello, since 2 weeks I have some plugin who are not displaying in my wordpress dashboard and they are working normally on Chrome. This morning I got this message: An erro… (read more)

Hello, since 2 weeks I have some plugin who are not displaying in my wordpress dashboard and they are working normally on Chrome. This morning I got this message: An error occurred while connecting to WordPress REST API. It seems blocked by one of your plugins or your theme. Thanks for your help

Asked by love-shutterbug 9 months ago

Answered by love-shutterbug 9 months ago

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Close tab button on left

As per old thread at: https://support.mozilla.org/zu/questions/1365405 which has since been archived. As of version 113, this solution is being suppressed. I occasional… (read more)

As per old thread at: https://support.mozilla.org/zu/questions/1365405 which has since been archived.

As of version 113, this solution is being suppressed. I occasionally see the x appear briefly on the left when a tab is selected, but then it reverts. So far I have not been able to work out what setting is overriding this function, so I've just rolled back to 112 and used the "--allow-downgrade" flag on the firefox shortcut so I can still load my old profile, but understand this is not a safe option in the long term.

Asked by Venoltar 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Reorder extensions

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I w… (read more)

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I want to customize the extensions toolbar, but how?

In the add-ons page, I can remove, disable, or enable extensions, but I cannot change the order of them.

As an example, there is an add-on for my Firefox account that is leftmost in the bar of extension icons. I would like to move it all the way to the right. Again, how would I do that?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by alizabgold 9 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 9 months ago

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Cloudflare

I am using the latest version of Firefox (112.02 32-bit) with Windows 10 but am being blocked from certain websites by the Cloudflare security app because it says that my… (read more)

I am using the latest version of Firefox (112.02 32-bit) with Windows 10 but am being blocked from certain websites by the Cloudflare security app because it says that my browser is out-of-date. This was particularly embarassing when I was trying to buy tickets for a concert recently and was unable to access the venue's online payment system.

It may be that Cloudflare is confused because I occasionly use an older version of Firefox (52.9.0 32-bit) with an earlier version of Windows. How can this issue be resolved so that Cloudflare does not block legimate access to websites when I am using the most up-to-date version of Firefox?

Asked by SiriusB 9 months ago

Answered by SiriusB 9 months ago

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Deleting All Bookmarks At Once

I have followed these instructions for deleting all bookmarks at once but Firefox isn't responding to these commands so I have to delete each bookmark individually. To de… (read more)

I have followed these instructions for deleting all bookmarks at once but Firefox isn't responding to these commands so I have to delete each bookmark individually. To delete a lot of bookmarks at once, use the Library dialog. Either: * Ctrl+Shift+b * Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks In the left panel, click Bookmarks Menu. In the right panel, click the top item you want to remove, then press Shift+End to select all the way to the bottom, then right-click > Delete.

Asked by wdhughes2462 10 months ago

Answered by TechHorse 10 months ago

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Win 10 pro task manager shows phantom tabs, excessive CPU and memory usage

I'm now running in troubleshooting mode with NO extensions. For weeks my drives have been churning and I've been running out of resource, seeing the hour glass, graying … (read more)

I'm now running in troubleshooting mode with NO extensions.

For weeks my drives have been churning and I've been running out of resource, seeing the hour glass, graying screen, etc.

I finally closed the windows with countless tabs, disabled some extensions, and it got better, but I still have problems, even in troubleshooting mode.

Task manager still shows phantom tabs. I had 4 tabs open, it showed 7, etc.

And strangely, I now see Kaperski Native Messaging with the tabs in task manager: https://www.file.net/process/plugin-nm-server.exe.html

Closed that. Have 7 tabs in one window, task manager shows 11 tabs.

Am so confused.

Asked by ChristineB 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Firefox containers icon

Hi there, I'm trying to add multi-containers add on to a new Firefox install, it installs, but the icon doesnt show up. It's not hidden in the customise toolbar menu eit… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm trying to add multi-containers add on to a new Firefox install, it installs, but the icon doesnt show up. It's not hidden in the customise toolbar menu either. Have tried removing/re-adding, but it doesnt come up. It is possible to get to it by clicking the extensions icon, then clicking multi-container, but this isnt very user friendly. Is there a way to resolve this?

Thanks!

Asked by dmit_ 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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No container tab option when long pressing new tab button or in settings

How do I enable container tabs? The option to open a new link in a container tab has disappeared and the prompt doesn't show up when I long press the new tab button eithe… (read more)

How do I enable container tabs? The option to open a new link in a container tab has disappeared and the prompt doesn't show up when I long press the new tab button either

Asked by Darner 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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How to change my email address

I need to change my email address as my provider is closing down. I have seen the suggestion that I make a secondary with my new address but this will nor work as I have … (read more)

I need to change my email address as my provider is closing down. I have seen the suggestion that I make a secondary with my new address but this will nor work as I have the secondary address with the same provider.

Asked by Glenys Gould 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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The width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore, Firefox 113

After update to Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore. Before update to Firefox 113 (version 112 or older), the w… (read more)

After update to Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore.

Before update to Firefox 113 (version 112 or older), the width size is still normal: full size; like search-engine-textbox on Toolbar.

  • 5 screenshot:

[1]: Firefox 113, about version, link image: 1-About-version

[2]: Firefox 113, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Toolbar is full size, link image: 2-Search engine textbox - on toolbar - full width

[3]: Firefox 113, customize mode, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is now full size, link image: 3-Search engine textbox - on overflow menu - customize mode - full width

[4]: Firefox 113, after customize, the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore. The width is so narrow, link image: 4-Search engine textbox - on overflow menu - after customize - narrow width

[5]: Firefox before 113, screenshot of another post (2022-may-04), the width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is now still normal: full size.

link image: image on reddit

link post: post on reddit


Please review and restore the width setting, same as version 112 and earlier.

Thanks and best regards!

P.S.: I posted this on " Mozilla Connect > Discussions" at this link: The width size of search-engine-textbox on Overflow Menu is no full size anymore, Firefox 113

Asked by zuumvuoogkagwkqpqa 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Large mouse cursor (scaled to 48px) when using >200% display scaling

The desktop mouse cursor becomes large when using Firefox with >200% display scaling. It doesn't matter if it's 250% or 300%, the result is the same. My system configu… (read more)

The desktop mouse cursor becomes large when using Firefox with >200% display scaling. It doesn't matter if it's 250% or 300%, the result is the same. My system configuration is as follows:

Opensuse Tumbleweed (up-to-date) Firefox 112.0.2 64bit KDE Plasma running Wayland

I've included 2 screenshots that show the difference in the mouse pointer size when outside of a Firefox window and inside it. Also, this issue is only present with Firefox; no other application produces this result. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Donnie 10 months ago

Answered by Donnie 9 months ago