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Basic browser functions in newest Firefox Android upgrade

Automatically received the latest major firefox update on my Samsung galaxy tab s3. I don't know what Mozilla did to this release but I can't find any functions to do bas… (read more)

Automatically received the latest major firefox update on my Samsung galaxy tab s3. I don't know what Mozilla did to this release but I can't find any functions to do basic browser controls like going back to the previous page, going to the next page, or refreshing a page. I really love firefox but it's kind of unusable without these controls. I'm going to have to use chrome which I'd prefer not to do until this is fixed. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by alcavallaro 4 months ago

Answered by alcavallaro 4 months ago

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Top Sites and Highlights still not working

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of… (read more)

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of options. I have only empty tiles on the home screen. Pocket tiles does populate.

Asked by Mary 5 months ago

Answered by Enigma 5 months ago

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Mozilla Firefox Block/Allow Extentions via AD GPO

Hello All, I'm trying to block all Mozilla extensions and allow only a few that's approved by IT. Our environment is pretty big over 2k devices and we are using well org… (read more)

Hello All, I'm trying to block all Mozilla extensions and allow only a few that's approved by IT. Our environment is pretty big over 2k devices and we are using well organized AD structure by departments and did similar project with Chrome with no issues. But Mozilla template doesn't have same options as Chrome. Any idea how I can accomplish this ? Thank you.

Asked by ikorinnyi 5 months ago

Answered by ikorinnyi 5 months ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Error 503 occurs only with firefox

Hello, I have firefox 79 on windows 10. When I try to access footlocker.com, the website doesn't work and show error 503. This website works perfectly with chrome. I trie… (read more)

Hello,

I have firefox 79 on windows 10.

When I try to access footlocker.com, the website doesn't work and show error 503. This website works perfectly with chrome.

I tried to flush dns in windows and firefox, and also the repair button. No extensions.


Can you help me to make this website work again ?

Thanks

Asked by wtuuju 5 months ago

Answered by wtuuju 5 months ago

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Right-click menu "Open Link in New Window" option is missing

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window" I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option … (read more)

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window"

I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option in the past, but I just installed Firefox on a new computer and can't find the option.

I'm aware that there are other methods of doing that (middle click), but that's not ideal as I'm really used to using the right-click menu.

Asked by ned30000 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Font wanted isn't the font that's displayed in Linux Ubuntu.

TL/DR: See the image. ;) I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Xubuntu flavor), using Firefox 79.0, working on a web site. I'm coding specifically for Arial... and it's returning Times … (read more)

TL/DR: See the image. ;)

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 (Xubuntu flavor), using Firefox 79.0, working on a web site. I'm coding specifically for Arial... and it's returning Times New Roman.

I have Arial installed, via the ttf-mscorefonts package and also adding them from a Win10 box.

Please, no "But you should do 'font-family: Arial, Veranda, sans-serif'" dismissive answers. Why? Because if I do "font-family: Arial, Veranda" I still get Times New Roman. I can even substitute "Pulsar Beta" here (a font that is installed to my local account) and it still gives me Times New Roman.

If I do "font-family: sans-serif" I get Veranda, not Arial... which is odd because Arial is my default font.

Doing "font-family: Veranda" gets my Times New Roman.

Chrome doesn't have this issue!

As a picture is worth a thousand words, see the pic.

What can I do? I did see some bugs that were fixed in v56, but none of the debugging tips help there.

Asked by STrRedWolf 5 months ago

Answered by STrRedWolf 5 months ago

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why is there a blinking vertical cursor line at the last mouse click location when it is not a data input point?

over the last few days there is a small vertical cursor line that appears at the last mouse click location like it's waiting for me to type something there. like the brow… (read more)

over the last few days there is a small vertical cursor line that appears at the last mouse click location like it's waiting for me to type something there. like the browse button below. if i click outside the box a blinking vertical cursor line appears outside the box where i clicked. it is obviously not a place where input should be expected. this has only started over the last week or so and only with firefox it doesn't happen with chrome. I just opened a story on fox. the title of the story is not a link or a place for me to type or enter text but if i click anywhere in the title text a blinking cursor line appears.

Asked by steve254 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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uninstall 79.0.5 and go back to previous version!!!

I hate, yes hate the latest Firefox upgrade! In its infinite wisdom Mozilla has taken a perfectly fine browser and fucked it up! I can't find things. I can't get to scree… (read more)

I hate, yes hate the latest Firefox upgrade! In its infinite wisdom Mozilla has taken a perfectly fine browser and fucked it up! I can't find things. I can't get to screens I was used to. I can't figure out how to bookmark a page! And the icons are so small in my list of top sites that the list is now useless! (And I suspect these changes were made to make the browser better for cell phones, and we tablet users are now shit out of luck!

You people and your stupid fucking updates that are supposed to make my 'user experience' better. Well, you've failed miserably!

So, how can I uninstall this update and reinstall the version that was working for me? Or, is there some sort of 'classic mode' option to allow the browser to look and feel and function as it used to? Or will I - as I suspect - now have to look for another browser to use?

Asked by freedda 5 months ago

Answered by Matt 5 months ago

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What is the "geo.provider.ms-windows-location" preference for?

I take my privacy very seriously and have disabled a large number of Firefox features which erode my privacy, including geo.enabled, dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled, do… (read more)

I take my privacy very seriously and have disabled a large number of Firefox features which erode my privacy, including geo.enabled, dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled, dom.battery.enabled, and many more.

Today I've just found a setting I've never noticed before which makes me really nervous: geo.provider.ms-windows-location

Can anyone please tell me what this does? Is it new? Why doesn't Mozilla have a page/resource explaining what all the preferences do and how to use them?

Asked by MartyJames 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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Memory leak / Handle leak

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". Wha… (read more)

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". What's that all about? I am not a techie, so please explain. It doesn't sound very reassuring, does it?

Asked by angus7 5 months ago

Answered by la3amon 5 months ago

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Firefox unusable on eBay!

I've used Firefox forever, however in the last couple weeks, I can no longer use eBay as the webiste looks weird and my account is inaccessible. (See attachment.) I've… (read more)

I've used Firefox forever, however in the last couple weeks, I can no longer use eBay as the webiste looks weird and my account is inaccessible. (See attachment.)

I've cleared all history/caches/etc. per forum suggestions. No change. So now to use eBay, I have to switch to Safari or Chrome (which I rarely use.)

Using new 2020 Macbook Pro and latest Firefox 80.0 update. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

-G

Asked by TheGMan 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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Firefox won't open web pages after Catalina upgrade

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left &am… (read more)

I upgraded to Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.6) from High Sierra and now Firefox 79.0 won't open most web pages--it just displays a blank window and a little dot dancing left & right in the tab. A few web pages (e.g., support.mozilla.org) work OK. I restarted Firefox in safe mode; rebooted the system; and searched System Preferences/Security & Privacy in vain for a request from Firefox but nothing helps. Suggestions?

Also, Catalina crashes and restarts about twice a day, so far always when I'm out of the room, but I don't know if Firefox has a hand in it.

--Tom

Asked by firefox864 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Using the Google Search bar and hitting enter then goes to Yahoo Search.

Hello, Something was altered with the Firefox browser. My default page shows a Google Search bar. When I type something in the bar to do a search and hitting enter then… (read more)

Hello,

Something was altered with the Firefox browser. My default page shows a Google Search bar. When I type something in the bar to do a search and hitting enter then brings up https://search.yahoo.com with my search. I didn't intentionally change anything within Firefox and if I go to the "Options" page under my Firefox page, it shows that my default search engine is Google.

How do I fix my searches to use Google and not use Yahoo?

If I use a different browser like Chrome, or Microsoft Edge, they both use Google search correctly.

This problem just started yesterday August 13, 2020.

Asked by martin158 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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javascript console?

I was playing a browser based game and it popped up with the error saying: an error occured running the unity content on this page. See your Javascript console for more i… (read more)

I was playing a browser based game and it popped up with the error saying:

an error occured running the unity content on this page. See your Javascript console for more info. The error was: InvalidStateError. A mutation operation was attempted on a database that did not allow mutations.

uh... what? I have no idea what Unity is or does. I have no idea (even looking here), how to open Javascript console, and I simply loaded the page. How did a mutation operation, whatever that is, occur?

Anyone have any idea what that means or how to fix it? If so, I'd appreciate any help.

Asked by dragonmaster1138 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Firefox Sometimes Has Screen Glitches (Menu Popped Up and Closed)

This screen glitches came out of nowhere and it is annoying. The problem has occur since yesterday. I have to press anything on the keyboard to make it stop, but even the… (read more)

This screen glitches came out of nowhere and it is annoying.

The problem has occur since yesterday. I have to press anything on the keyboard to make it stop, but even then it is still occur like randomly.

I don't know what triggers it, but here is the video: https://youtu.be/S_KghE3GS1I

These are some info I can give you: - I had Ghostery add-on but I had remove it and the problem still occur - I have this problem with the old Firefox version (latest update is 2019 version) and after updating to the latest version 79.0 (64-bit) the problem still occur - Previously the setting was using hardware acceleration, but after unchecking it the problem still occur - I have clear cache and it's not solving the problem - I have connect and disconnecting the WiFi connection and it is still there - I have restart my PC after all of that and it doesn't solve anything

Please help me!

Asked by aldi45gabriel 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Migrating Firefox from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange … (read more)

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange it for the profile folder on the new Ubuntu computer. Problem is that this is the very latest Ubuntu version (only a few weeks old) and there IS no profiles folder in Firefox!

What there is, is a profiles.ini file but I am reluctant to put it in there because it does not appear to have anything to do with the contents of the ex-windows profile folder.

There is an option to create a new folder but I'm not at all sure what this would do.

Hope you can help

Blessed be Karma

Asked by Karma Singh 5 months ago

Answered by Karma Singh 5 months ago