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89.0b2 Revert new tab design

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and… (read more)

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

Asked by PepeTheFrog21 1 month ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 month ago

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Showing only a's or e's on websites

Recently a problem appeared in certain websites (Wikipedia for example) since I updated Firefox. It would only show me a's or e's. See attached image. I have already trie… (read more)

Recently a problem appeared in certain websites (Wikipedia for example) since I updated Firefox. It would only show me a's or e's. See attached image. I have already tried to refresh Firefox, turning off extensions and themes, but to no avail. There is no such problem with Google Chrome. I have shared configuration info. Thank you for the help!

Asked by viko.dichev 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days 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 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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How can I get mozilla to stop emailing me

Ever since I signed up for Firefox sync, I have been berated with emails from them asking me to sync more devices. I really do not want to receive marketing emails from M… (read more)

Ever since I signed up for Firefox sync, I have been berated with emails from them asking me to sync more devices. I really do not want to receive marketing emails from Mozilla and there is no unsubscribe button in the email. How can I stop these emails?

Asked by owen8 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox 89 on Raspberry Pi - visual codec artifacts

Firefox 89 on my Raspberry Pi 4 is displaying what I'm guessing is a codec issue. Videos can be watched but the picture is corrupted by brightly coloured patches around a… (read more)

Firefox 89 on my Raspberry Pi 4 is displaying what I'm guessing is a codec issue. Videos can be watched but the picture is corrupted by brightly coloured patches around areas of detail.

Prior to the version 89 upgrade, version 88 was working perfectly.

I have Firefox 89 on a Raspberry Pi and a PC. On the PC it still works perfectly, on the Pi video is displayed badly.

On the Pi Firefox 89 is running under Ubuntu 21.04. On the PC Firefox 89 is running under Ubuntu 18.04

Am I alone in this or have others seen the same issue ?

Assuming I am not alone, does anybody have any idea what has gone wrong ?

Asked by vw 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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RDD process hogs system resources

Hey all, I upgraded firefox to 89.0 (firefox for ubuntu). When playing videos it now uses RDD process instead of Web Content. The problem however comes from the resources… (read more)

Hey all,

I upgraded firefox to 89.0 (firefox for ubuntu). When playing videos it now uses RDD process instead of Web Content. The problem however comes from the resources "RDD process" uses. It is consistently at 100% usage of a CPU core and this is causing my fans to be really loud. I fixed this by changing media.rdd-process.enabled to disabled in about:config and this fixed the system resource issue but I don't think this is what is meant to happen.

As far as I know "RDD process" is meant to use the GPU. My computer has a dedicated GPU so I am at a loss as to what is going on here. Anybody who has any idea?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by benji1 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Missing "Copy URL" button after the 89 update

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customizat… (read more)

Before the new design there was a button in the URL field allowing to instantly copy the URL of the open page. Now it is missing and I could not find it in the customization section.

Its approximate position and appearance are shown on the screenshot.

If the button was intentionally removed, my question becomes a feature request. Thank you in advance!

Asked by studokim 1 week ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 week ago

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Défaut graphique

Bonjour, depuis plusieurs semaines j'ai des bugs graphiques sur l'interface de Firefox et sur les pages web. J'ai attendu en pensant que ça passerait avec une nouvelle mi… (read more)

Bonjour, depuis plusieurs semaines j'ai des bugs graphiques sur l'interface de Firefox et sur les pages web. J'ai attendu en pensant que ça passerait avec une nouvelle mise à jour mais rien ne passe. J'ai testé le mode dépannage et le mode réparer Firefox, le problème persiste.

Asked by blot.vincent 1 week ago

Answered by blot.vincent 4 days ago

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How to stop the search from jumping to the address bar when typing on Firefox Home

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very anno… (read more)

I have Firefox home with a search engine as home page, but since the update to 89, when I try to type into the search box, it jumps to the address bar. This is very annoying. Can it be fixed? I do not want to use the address bar this way. I found a help that said to open the application menu and click "customize" but there is no "customize" option there. In the attached photo, I clicked in the search box to place the cursor there, but as soon as I began typing, it jumped to the address bar. This has never happened to me before in the 15 years I have used Firefox. I am a recent convert to Linux (about 1 year now) and am using Mint 19.3, Cinnamon 4.4.8, if that makes a difference.

Asked by bonnie here 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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Search bar

Hi ! I wish to remove the search bar when I am looking for with the search engine ! I still expect to use the search engine page as usual and this new bar is angrying me … (read more)

Hi ! I wish to remove the search bar when I am looking for with the search engine ! I still expect to use the search engine page as usual and this new bar is angrying me a lot. I DON'T WANT TO USE IT !

Thank you in advance for your help. Regards, Sab

Asked by sab1703 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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address bar menu

When you click on the address bar a drop down menu appears which allows you to immediately select a site that you visit frequently. How do I remove an item from this men… (read more)

When you click on the address bar a drop down menu appears which allows you to immediately select a site that you visit frequently. How do I remove an item from this menu?

Asked by jeitel 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Firefox stopped loading pages (including Preferences and about:config) and repeatedly prompts restart

I am running Firefox 87.0 on Ubuntu 21.04. I ran into some issues after an ubuntu update, where programs (even gnome-terminal) stopped loading all together after I boot … (read more)

I am running Firefox 87.0 on Ubuntu 21.04. I ran into some issues after an ubuntu update, where programs (even gnome-terminal) stopped loading all together after I boot into my system. I resolved it by forcing modprobe.blacklist=nouveau

Now my system can boot, and all other programs work fine. However, while my firefox opens up properly, it doesn't load any pages. Not even the Preferences and about:config page. If I remove all tabs, and open a new one, it would repeatly prompt me that Firefox needs to restart after update. Although restarting firefox does absolutely nothing.

I've tried creating new profiles, rebooting my system, completely removing and reinstalling firefox, nothing works.

I'm forced to install and use google chrome to ask for any suggestions, which, as you can see, works perfectly. Please save me from this hell.

Asked by hansioux1 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Firefox crashes

Hello, Firefox crashes on startup since version 89. The crash doesn't happen in Troubleshoot Mode. I have tried everything following "The problem does not occur in Troub… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox crashes on startup since version 89. The crash doesn't happen in Troubleshoot Mode.

I have tried everything following "The problem does not occur in Troubleshoot Mode" on this page, but it does not help. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems#w_the-problem-does-not-occur-in-troubleshoot-mode

Submitted Crash Reports Latest Report ID bp-c4c48207-a133-4c95-b337-0fd6b0210607

Thank you.

Asked by y.f-provisional 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Firefox 89 is now all glitchy on Ubuntu (20.04)

Since Firefox has been updated, the interface is completely unusable. The frame does not render properly. I can use Firefox only in safe-mode with the terminal. The new W… (read more)

Since Firefox has been updated, the interface is completely unusable. The frame does not render properly. I can use Firefox only in safe-mode with the terminal. The new WebRender seems to be the problem.

What did I do then ?

  • I entered apt purge firefox for full removal and reinstall -> Didn't work.
  • I disabled in about:preferences hardware acceleration -> Didn't work
  • Downgrade to Firefox 88 -> Worked.

I love the new interface and the new render process. But if I can't use it on my home workstation, things are going to be hard for me.

I added a screenshot to show the problem.

Thanks by advance !

Asked by bellgrad 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Widevine CDM stopped working on Firefox ESR after June 1st, 2021 upgrade.

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest. My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Si… (read more)

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest.

My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Since then I have not been able to access Amazon Prime. The error says:

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.

The suggestions get me no where. It is already on "Always Activate" and newer updates are available.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling a early version, but this does not work either. I get a message at the top saying that "Firefox is installing components needed to plate the audio or video on this page. Please try again later." "Later" is apparently never.

Has any else had this issue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by michaelvcooper1 5 days ago

Answered by bvandyk 2 days ago

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Disable automatic recovery

After a crash, or even after shutting down the computer without closing all Firefox windows, Firefox will restore all the windows and tabs from the last session on restar… (read more)

After a crash, or even after shutting down the computer without closing all Firefox windows, Firefox will restore all the windows and tabs from the last session on restarting Firefox.

There can be many reasons why this may not be preferred behaviour for many users: Sometimes Firefox or the computer crashes because too many windows and tabs are open (and other applications running), killing Firefox may be a measure against malicious pages trying to hijack the browser, discarded pages after shutdown do not need to be restored, ...

So is there a way to make Firefox immediately ask whether to restore the session, like it already does after the second crash? This should actually be an option in the settings.

Asked by lukasmaes 5 days ago

Answered by lukasmaes 3 days ago

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Firefox 89 on Linux : use not existing Helvetica font broke lot of website

I have Firefox ESR on debian Linux , I didn't have Helvetica font on my font: i didn't need it. With Firefox ESR : the font used for github menu or for twitte are "Libera… (read more)

I have Firefox ESR on debian Linux , I didn't have Helvetica font on my font: i didn't need it.

With Firefox ESR : the font used for github menu or for twitte are "Liberation Sans" But on 89 version , on same computer with same font preferences : it's the unexisting Helvetica : then website are really awful.

How can than happen ? How can i fix this , I really don't need Helvetica, why is this font set ?

I put some screenshot showing the issue and the preferences set.

Thanks you

Asked by Shnoulle 3 days ago

Answered by Shnoulle 3 days ago

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the cursor moves to the address bar when typed in the google search bar (in the middle of home page).

i just upgraded my firefox to the newest version(89). when i type something in the google search bar in the home page, it just redirects to the address bar on top of the … (read more)

i just upgraded my firefox to the newest version(89). when i type something in the google search bar in the home page, it just redirects to the address bar on top of the screen. i don't want this to happen. because i use the address bar to only type URLs and the google search bar to search random stuff on google, this was the case in my last version. please help me sort this. see this for clear understanding  : https://drive.google.com/file/d/17Y0bG64nhtymn--CCi3rOMEVLFAQ6zAI/view?usp=sharing

Asked by kheshavlg 3 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 3 days ago

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Why is Mozilla suggesting websites?

So I am not sure what this is about. I know the search bar and URL are combined no matter what at this point, but the issue is that if I type any letter; it suggests a we… (read more)

So I am not sure what this is about. I know the search bar and URL are combined no matter what at this point, but the issue is that if I type any letter; it suggests a website that I have never visited, bookmarked, searched, etc.

Please see the screen shot I have attached. In this example, I typed the letter "y", although it can be done with any other letter, and an unwarranted site will pre-populate. I am assuming this is Mozilla is promoting/sponsoring certain websites when you start typing any letter, which I don't want a part of.

It can't be DuckDuckGo causing this (the search engine of this user's choice), because changing the Firefox settings from URL to Search bar only doesn't make this issue stop. Not sure what I can do to prevent unsolicited sites from showing up when I am typing into the URL field.

To replicate, you can start typing any letter into the URL/Search bar field and the first result directly underneath is a "random" website suggestion.

This is why I assume it is coming from Mozilla (not DuckDuckGo), because before the recent updates, there was never this issue. It is great that you guys want to promote your favorite sites, but from the user's end: it is forced upon us; which is not supposed to be Firefox-like.

I don't read the blogs and articles about Mozilla's vision, so perhaps this is a new feature and it works as expected; however, there should be an opt-out so that users can just search for a website name without a favored suggestion appearing directly below.

Asked by AntidoteYYMBR 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 19 hours ago

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Firefox autofills in username and password from ME on a form designed for person attributes (not me - anybody)

Newer release of Firefox auto-fill username and password when they should not. I have a web application that has a list of people. Optionally (form is even hidden requiri… (read more)

Newer release of Firefox auto-fill username and password when they should not. I have a web application that has a list of people. Optionally (form is even hidden requiring a click to see) a person can be a user (rare). My username and password are auto filled in ALWAYS now for the person (even when the form is not showing). Can I just change the field names (username, password) in the jsp and have Firefox NOT fill mine in automagically? Or if not, how do I tell the browser that these are normal fields - leave them alone PLEASE (do not auto-fill)?

Asked by rholme 2 days ago

Answered by rholme 7 hours ago