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Firefox hangs Ubuntu 20.04

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but … (read more)

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but no difference still hangs Ubuntu. Need help on this one Thank you

Asked by Lumaja 2 years ago

Answered by schnrl 2 years ago

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firefox snap 89.0, to play video, you need to install the required video codecs

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need … (read more)

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need to install the required video codecs". On telegram web and tweetdeck I also get this message while trying to play some video.

Since it's a snap, nothing I do on my system will solve the problem, I cannot install any codecs.

It's firefox 89.0

Asked by Lucas Zanella 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 (plugin or setting is causing this, how to discover exact cause?)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1 The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am… (read more)

Hello, Firefox 91.0.2 shows in dev. console: Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at ws://127.0.0.1

The Private browsing window has the issue too, but i am unsure if it really disable all extensions.

When i use different Firefox profile, then the localhost site i am trying to load is loaded without that error. So how to discover please which FIrefox profile setting is preventing the loading please?

Asked by #367259 1 year ago

Answered by #367259 1 year ago

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Open local html file on android

Hi, how can I open a local html file with firefox 86 on android 9? It's like firefox no longer registers itself as a valid program/association to open html files. What I… (read more)

Hi, how can I open a local html file with firefox 86 on android 9? It's like firefox no longer registers itself as a valid program/association to open html files.

What I've tried so far: 1) If I type file:/// in the URL bar, nothing happens. It works on Opera. 2) If I go to a file manager, select an html file, and click "Open with", firefox doesn't show up; Chrome and Opera do. 3) If I go to the android settings > applications > firefox > associations, firefox shows no associated file types at all.

The HTML language isn't only used on the Internet, it's also used for local documents, please allow us to use firefox to view our local html files.

Asked by Alkis Georgoopoulos 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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Prevent websites from opening new tabs

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop… (read more)

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop ups without authorization, even from legit websites like the login pop-up windows when doing a sign in in Google, in those cases to allow the windows it's needed to click on the lock icon next to the URL bar and allow it from there. The problem is that I don't remember the name of that setting and I have spend an hour looking for it on Google.

Asked by ttfh3500 1 year ago

Answered by ttfh3500 1 year ago

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How to open local files in Firefox 100 snap?

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox. It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and ru… (read more)

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox.

It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why?

I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

Asked by simon.eu 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Amazon Prime video

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is mis… (read more)

Since installing the latest Firefox update I have been unable to view Amazon Prime videos. I keep getting this error message: Digital Rights Error Your web browser is missing a digital rights component.

In your web browser's address bar, type about:addons, press Enter, and then on the left, click Plugins. For the Widevine Content Decryption Module, select Always Activate, and then refresh the video's page and try watching the video.

If the video doesn't play, go back to Plugins, click the gear icon at the top of the page, and then click Check for Updates. When the plugins have updated, refresh the video's page, and then try watching the video.

I had no problems with the previous version of Firefox. I am running in Linux Mint 20.1, Firefox 89.02, 64 bit.

Asked by sbartholomew95 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 91 Linux - WebGL stopped working

WebGL has stopped working. I think this has happened with Firefox 91. For example, http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html gives the error Status: WebGL creation … (read more)

WebGL has stopped working. I think this has happened with Firefox 91.

For example, http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html gives the error Status: WebGL creation failed: * tryNativeGL () * Exhausted GL driver options. (FEATURE_FAILURE_WEBGL_EXHAUSTED_DRIVERS)

I'm running Firefox on Debian on ChromeOS.

On about:support, WebGL 1 Driver Renderer: Red Hat -- virgl WebGL 2 Driver Rendered: Red Hat -- virgl

There are no WebGL errors in about:support

I've tried the Troubleshoot Mode but that made no difference.

Asked by Rob 1 year ago

Answered by Rob 1 year ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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userChrome.css does not seem to be getting applied.

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect. I have set `toolkit.legacyUserPro… (read more)

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect.

I have set `toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets` to true.

Here's the full contents of the userChrome.css file: ```

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

#webrtcIndicator {
  display: none;
}

```

Asked by SirFireball 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Can't update Firefox to the latest version on Ubuntu via apt

Hi. Previously I installed Firefox on Ubuntu with command `sudo apt install firefox`. I'm using Firefox 88.0 for Ubuntu. I want to update it to the latest version. When I… (read more)

Hi. Previously I installed Firefox on Ubuntu with command `sudo apt install firefox`. I'm using Firefox 88.0 for Ubuntu. I want to update it to the latest version. When I try following commands: `sudo apt update` `sudo apt install firefox`

It says "firefox is already the newest version (88.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)." But I know version 89 and 90 are released.

I attached "About Firefox" window. There is no update button.

Asked by Ali Nazari 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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File upload dialog not appearing

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs.… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs. When I click a button that's supposed to give me one, nothing happens.

This has been happening with: - The "attach files" button in Gmail - A file upload button on Gradescope (website for managing homework assignments) - File -> Open File... and Ctrl+O.

Dragging and dropping a file onto an email in Gmail does attach the file -- it's just that the button doesn't work.

I've tried restarting, and I've tried running Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode -- so far nothing has fixed the problem. What else should I do?

Asked by allispaul 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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How do I make Firefox open new tabs next to the current tab?

Original question: > I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to res… (read more)

Original question:

> I want the new tabs to open next to the current tab and not at the end of my 644 tabs. Use to open next to the current tab and then I had to reset FF and now I can't get it back the way I had it. What do I need to add or change to get the behavior I want and had?

Link to original question which now has an incorrect chosen solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1263537

Asked by Victor 1 year ago

Answered by Victor 1 year ago

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Slow Start Up on Ubuntu 22.04 wXFCE

Hello, I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware i… (read more)

Hello,

I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware is an ASUS A88xm-A MB, A10-6800K processor, 16G DDR3, runs OS and programs off an SSD. I worked through all the slow startup suggestions, ran memtest (0 Errors, 1 Pass), disabled all add ons, (even the OpenH264 video codec (I use the onboard HDMI, no graphics card)), turned off hardware acceleration, etc. When starting in troubleshoot mode, less than 30 seconds, (acceptable), but I really don't know where to begin with the "More Troubleshooting Information" when I look at the table generated by it. There have been no other problems to date with the system, and the long start-up time began with 20.04 Ubuntu (about a minute), then got worse when I upgraded to 22.04 to try to solve THAT problem. Currently running FF 104.0, and the update page says wait for a distro update if that is how it was installed. I believe 104.0 is the latest Linux 64b version though. All updates to the system are done as soon as I'm notified of them. there have been none since the upgrade a few days ago.

Any suggestions? Gotta get some sleep now... TIA, Dave

Asked by dkosewick 9 months ago

Answered by dkosewick 9 months ago

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Japanese characters are not appearing. (SOLVED)

I just installed Firefox to my laptop and noticed that Japanese characters are not working. I tried to change the language from english to japanese because I thought it w… (read more)

I just installed Firefox to my laptop and noticed that Japanese characters are not working. I tried to change the language from english to japanese because I thought it would install the characters but didn't work and rolled back to english. I need to read japanese texts in webpages.... I also checked text decoding from settings > more > text decoding. Unicode is selected and I cannot change to anything else, it is unselectible. What should I do to be able to use the browser properly?

Asked by Bond 1 year ago

Answered by Bond 1 year ago

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Firefox update on 16.04 LTS

My current FF version is 88.0 [64 bit]. Websites are flagging FF 88.0 as outdated. There is a 88.01 version shown as available. Latest available FF version is 93.0 Firef… (read more)

My current FF version is 88.0 [64 bit]. Websites are flagging FF 88.0 as outdated. There is a 88.01 version shown as available. Latest available FF version is 93.0

Firefox Releases

Updating using the Help > About function does not show any available updates. Can someone please explain what is going on? Thanks.

Asked by jehurd 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cloudflare loop "checking your browser before accessing"

This issue is with me for some time now I guess 6 to 12 months, I have circumvented it by simply using other browsers that don't have the issue, it is only in Firefox. I… (read more)

This issue is with me for some time now I guess 6 to 12 months, I have circumvented it by simply using other browsers that don't have the issue, it is only in Firefox.

I have noticed that it seems to be a reoccurring issue for many people reading through help topics.

At the moment I am using: Mozilla Ubuntu Firefox 91.0

 Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:91.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/91.0

Starting Firefox in "Safe mode/Troubleshooting mode" through the "Application menu" -> "Help" -> "Troubleshoot Mode", doesn't fix the problem.

... "Did you check the date/time and time zone on your computer?" (As suggested in an older topic)

Automatic synchronization with an Internet time server, is set to "ON"
My "Time Zone" is set manually set to the correct "Time Zone"

Since the issue is only in Firefox and not in Chrome, Chromium or Opera, there is something that Firefox is doing that Cloudflare doesn't like or visa versa....

I have noticed in other posts that the blame is simply shifted to Cloudflare, but why do other browsers then not have this problem ?

Opening the no longer existing website (from another help topic here about the same issue), that is still known by Cloudflare, shows the problem if you got it too -> http://animedao.com/

See my uploaded screenshot to see it is only in Firefox.

Asked by allemaal_onzin 1 year ago

Answered by allemaal_onzin 1 year ago

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Browser Being Mnaged by Your Organization - Linux Mint

I'm running Linux Mint 20 and have installed a free version of ProtonVPN. My firefox browser has a banner at the top stating "Your Browser is Being Managed by Your Organ… (read more)

I'm running Linux Mint 20 and have installed a free version of ProtonVPN. My firefox browser has a banner at the top stating "Your Browser is Being Managed by Your Organization". Not sure how this happened, but I am unable to update the browser because of this. I read some of the previous posts and they all appear to reference a Microsoft OS and Avast.

Asked by paulandlesa 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago