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views How can I close tab by title or url from command line in ubuntu firefox?

I have Only one Firefox window opened, in that window there are lot of tabs, I need a way to close a specific tab by title or Url from command line, something like: close… (read more)

I have Only one Firefox window opened, in that window there are lot of tabs, I need a way to close a specific tab by title or Url from command line, something like: close_tab_command https://www.olx.com.pk

Asked by amirsaleem1990 6 days ago

How can I get search engine "Wikipedia (en)" back?

How can I get the english wikipedia back instead of the search page of the infamous sleazy big company? My distribution updated Firefox from 78.13.0 esr to 91.2.0 esr. At… (read more)

How can I get the english wikipedia back instead of the search page of the infamous sleazy big company?

My distribution updated Firefox from 78.13.0 esr to 91.2.0 esr.

At each larger update Firefox deletes the search engine for the English language Wikipedia -- maybe because my interface languge is German and I have the German language Wikipedia installed. Up to now it offered in the search field to add the English Wikipedia when I was on this page. But not anymore.

Asked by drickes 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

How to disable mDNS in Firefox?

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Addre… (read more)

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp

I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5353 0.0.0.0:* 2436/firefox

I see that Firefox listens on UDP port 5353 (mDNS). I do not like that, since the computer has public IP address. I tried to look for ways how to disable mDNS in Firefox, without any luck.

Please could anyone advise how to disable mDNS in Firefox?

Asked by GoodMirek 5 days ago

Revert UI change (tabs are now below the search bar)

Hi all, I am a Linux user (Manjaro) and I've been using Firefox for ages now. I got hold of another computer recently, and I just installed Manjaro Gnome on it as well. … (read more)

Hi all,

I am a Linux user (Manjaro) and I've been using Firefox for ages now. I got hold of another computer recently, and I just installed Manjaro Gnome on it as well. I started Firefox, and suddenly I see a UI change, which I don't think is an update, but who knows. In this version of firefox the search bar (along with the new tab, refresh, pocket, etc buttons) are abobe the tab list (which spans the full width). You can see it here https://imgur.com/a/idqp5jb

Moreover, i tried changing themes via the Add-ons Manager and they can't be applied.

When using the Troubleshooting mode, Firefox is back to normal! But in normal mode it is not, so I am not really sure what the problem is. I would be thankful if you could tell me how to fix this.

Asked by gonzaleras_95 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

homepage

Hi, I just would like that whenever I open the browser, it would open my saved homepages. If I turn off the computer without closing firefox then the next time I open the… (read more)

Hi, I just would like that whenever I open the browser, it would open my saved homepages. If I turn off the computer without closing firefox then the next time I open the browser it will load my previous session. I dont want to load my previous session, I want it to open my homepages every time. I have already unchecked "restore previous session" in the options. It only works if I close the firefox before turning off the computer. Just, please, tell me which option I should uncheck in about:config.

Asked by viniciusdelangelo 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Run firefox from cron

Hello, I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped wor… (read more)

Hello,

I’m using firefox-dev under debian linux and since last updates my cron script that was supposed to open a certain url in firefox at a regular schedule stopped working.

I do export DISPLAY=:0 than run firefox $url and all was fine previously but now I always received a message : “Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.”

You can easily reproduce by running : sudo -u $(whoami) /path/to/firefox-dev/firefox https://www.google.com

Can somebody explain what is checked by firefox and why it consider it is not responding instead of just open my url in a new tab ?

Asked by ecornely 5 days ago

Firefox dropdown menus and toolbar popups inconsistently work

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at … (read more)

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at all. The right-click menu and the 3-bar menu often fail to work on the first few tries, but eventually open. (And in the case of the 3-bar menu, it often opens without certain options, like "Settings," "More tools," and "Help," though these usually appear after waiting a few seconds.) Other menus, like drop-down menus on website or several pop-ups for addons, don't work at all, no matter how many times I try.

The issue isn't solved by starting in Troubleshooting mode (insofar as they can be reproduced -- some things, like the add-on popups, can't be since the add-ons are disabled) or by clearing the cache.

I'm running Firefox Nightly 95.0a1 (2021-10-06) (64-bit) on Arch Linux, though the same issue seems to affect Firefox 93.0.

Thanks very much in advance for any help.

Asked by raghav1 5 days ago

Restore tabs on open when having more than one window open

I have set a number of pinned tabs and leave a few other tabs always open. I set Firefox to restore the tabs when I close it and reopen it. Most of the time I have just o… (read more)

I have set a number of pinned tabs and leave a few other tabs always open. I set Firefox to restore the tabs when I close it and reopen it. Most of the time I have just one Firefox window open and this works fine. Occasionally, however, I need to open a second window usually with just one tab and if I forget and close the main Firefox window with the pinned tabs, etc before the single window one, Firefox reloads this single tab when I reopen it. Is there a way to avoid this behaviour?

Asked by entodoays 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Synch from phone to new FF desktop?

When I got my Android phone, sync (from desktop to phone) worked nicely. My laptop was permanently damaged in a fire, and my latest backup of FF folders is two weeks old.… (read more)

When I got my Android phone, sync (from desktop to phone) worked nicely. My laptop was permanently damaged in a fire, and my latest backup of FF folders is two weeks old. (I'm guilty - I know!). Bookmarks still appear on my phone, including a few I added just hours before the fire. If I log into FF on the new desktop, will it pull all the bookmarks from the phone? Or will its brand new (and empty) bookmark file tell the phone to dump its bookmarks too?

In other words, who's in charge in a situation like this? The desktop or the phone?

Asked by RochDoug 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Huge memory consumption

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment. cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the pr… (read more)

Hi, after fans sounding & laptop slowdown, htop was checked. Please see attachment.

cpu of 98.4 in the attachment went upto 206.4% The process was killed & the problem stopped.

Is it expected to see this problem intermittently from now?

Asked by ab2qik 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

Brwoser crashes for Kaggle.com

Firefox crashes when I try to write code in jupyter-notebook in kaggle.com. When I change browser I don't face this issue. I even tried using firefox in Ubuntu faced the … (read more)

Firefox crashes when I try to write code in jupyter-notebook in kaggle.com. When I change browser I don't face this issue. I even tried using firefox in Ubuntu faced the same issue. I can write code in Google Colab hence the problem seems only for kaggle.com. I tried reinstalling the browser but no luck.

Asked by awsaf49 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox style is incredibly hard to use

Just trying to convert to Linux from windows (cinnamon 20.2) using the same display (3840 x 2160) Firefox on Linux scrollbars are a lot narrower than on windows and menu… (read more)

Just trying to convert to Linux from windows (cinnamon 20.2) using the same display (3840 x 2160) Firefox on Linux scrollbars are a lot narrower than on windows and menu bar icons are too small. I cannot find any settings to enlarge these on Firefox on linux.

I estimate that the windows scroll bar is 300% wider than in Linux (Using screen ruler Linux scroll bars are 6 pixels and bitwarden icon is 12 pixels)

The usability of Firefox is questionable for me like this so I really hope there is a setting to make using Firefox a comfortable experience ( I have default font set to 20 and default zoom to 150% )

Asked by phil6306an 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Hidden browser window?

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0 When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then,… (read more)

Firefox 93.0 64bit Linux Mint 1.0

When I close (X) the window, my session is not restored. I have checked all the settings and verified that they are set correctly. Then, I found that when I tried to quit the program via File menu, it says that I have two windows and three tabs open, yet I only have on window/one tab open. I can not find this other window... What does this mean? Have tried refreshing the app, safe mode, and disabling the extensions that I use.

Thanks!

Asked by darkmetal262 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 days ago

Computer died, Windows 10 and hard drives, must reinstall Firefox etc., want to restore previous tabs.

My 11-year-old PC (custom build, now running Windows 10) crashed badly (hard drives and Windows 10 were irretrievably broken), so I bought a new motherboard, etc. and in… (read more)

My 11-year-old PC (custom build, now running Windows 10) crashed badly (hard drives and Windows 10 were irretrievably broken), so I bought a new motherboard, etc. and installed a new OEM copy of Windows 10. I must reinstall almost all software, including Firefox. The old C: drive SSD is intact. After I install Firefox on the new machine, how can I restore the tabs from the last Firefox session?

Asked by AlanF00 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

new tabs

I have used firefox for many years and really like it overall. One real problem is not being able to open new tabs to my home page (or what ever page I define to open). I… (read more)

I have used firefox for many years and really like it overall. One real problem is not being able to open new tabs to my home page (or what ever page I define to open). I have contributed to the project several times over the years but I am considering a replacement because of this issue. My hope is you might provide some solution without an addon, which always brings overhead. Please advise. Joe

Asked by jc11 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Terribly slow browser

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or th… (read more)

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or three tabs from the proposed one with a possibly useful video ... That's it! You can go to a cafe for coffee and rolls. It became impossible to use the browser.

How to roll back to the previous version of the program?

Sub.: now Firefox Developer Edition 94.0b9 for Linux

Asked by Val_Ery 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

missing items in webpage on Surface Go

When I view Morningstar charts, such as the one at: https://www.morningstar.com/funds/xnas/vfiax/performance on my Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10), in Firefox 93.0 and … (read more)

When I view Morningstar charts, such as the one at: https://www.morningstar.com/funds/xnas/vfiax/performance on my Microsoft Surface Go (Windows 10), in Firefox 93.0 and some previous versions, the legend does not display the line colors for the investment, category and index. The page is displayed correctly in Firefox 93.0 on my Desktop Windows 10 system, and when using Microsoft Edge on the Surface Go. Any suggestions?

Asked by dave505 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

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Low fps on multiple iwndows hen one is playing audio or video

OS: Ubuntu 21.04 x86_64 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (16) @ 3.600GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER When I have two windows running and one of them is playing either audio … (read more)

OS: Ubuntu 21.04 x86_64 CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X (16) @ 3.600GHz GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER

When I have two windows running and one of them is playing either audio or video on its active tab, the other window runs at a very low FPS. This is noticeable when scrolling, as CPU usage appears to increase dramatically while monitored.

The problem does not appear when running firefox in safe mode, but I cannot determine what might be causing the problem when firefox runs normally: the problem persists when I disable all extensions, as well as when I use the browser's default appearance as opposed to the theme of my choice. As far as I can tell, I have not modified any about:config settings either, although some cursory searching online suggests webrender may be a cause.

Asked by dmitry7 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago