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Mixed private and non-private browser mode with containers

When using Firefox Containers with the Firefox container addon, is it possible to set the browser to forget everything done outside of any container? I don't want to use … (read more)

When using Firefox Containers with the Firefox container addon, is it possible to set the browser to forget everything done outside of any container? I don't want to use two different windows.

Asked by Juanito 1 month ago

Answered by Juanito 1 month ago

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Where is my menu bar?

I had it set to always show my menu bar and this AM it is not there. I looked in preferences and couldn't find that option. What happened? I like to have that menu b… (read more)

I had it set to always show my menu bar and this AM it is not there. I looked in preferences and couldn't find that option. What happened? I like to have that menu bar up there so I don't have to constantly hit that 'alt' key to get it.

Asked by pdsimdars 1 month ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 month ago

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Problem with Xfinity.com website

Lately I've noticed that I cannot log on to the Xfinity.com website. The home page displays and the login screen allows entry of login ID, but then the screen blacks out … (read more)

Lately I've noticed that I cannot log on to the Xfinity.com website. The home page displays and the login screen allows entry of login ID, but then the screen blacks out and shows only 3 dots that move slightly to show something is happening. Eventually, the site times out and goes back to the login screen.

This happens on my laptop. It is running Firefox version 86 under Ubuntu Linux. I have tried this on another computer running Windows 10 and get the same result, unless I use Microsoft's browser. Firefox loads the Xfinity site correctly on my Android phone, version 86.1.1

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Bill

Asked by wrb2154 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 6 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 months ago

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Bookmark Folders Can't Be Deleted

Hi. I'm trying to organise my bookmarks, and whilst I am able to add, move and remove bookmarks themselves, I can't do anything about folders, even duplicates. Deleting i… (read more)

Hi. I'm trying to organise my bookmarks, and whilst I am able to add, move and remove bookmarks themselves, I can't do anything about folders, even duplicates. Deleting in Firefox's GUI does nothing, and if I try to use a bookmark managing extension, it doesn't work either. What's going on?

I've been digging around in my system for a corresponding .txt file or whatever to manually edit, but it seems it's all on Mozilla's servers, or the file is in some obscure format I can't easily edit. Is this something to do with Firefox Sync?

Asked by A. Wallace 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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No longer able to print

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending… (read more)

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer

Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending to the printer. Pops up an error message. Run diagnose and it returns with "The printers state message is "Filter Failed"

Prints fine with any other browser of software.

I have tired all the reset printers instructions on here. Including editing the config file.

Asked by Kudzu 1 month ago

Answered by Kudzu 1 month ago

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Multi-account Containers plugin prevents pages from loading

System Information Firefox: version 86.0 Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370 OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: XFCE CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics … (read more)

System Information

  • Firefox: version 86.0
  • Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370
  • OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
  • DE: XFCE
  • CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Multi-account containers: 7.3.0
  • I use Pihole hosted on an RPi.

Problem

For the last few versions, opening Firefox would result in no pages loading. The tabs would keep spinning with no result.

I've disabled plugins to find the cause, and have found that I can't reproduce this issue with no plugins enabled, but can reproduce this issue with only the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin enabled.

This problem also doesn't happen if I delete rm -rf ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/*.default-release before starting Firefox, even with the plugin enabled.

When I have this problem, I can disable the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin to get the tabs to load, and then re-enable it. This implies the plugin is somehow blocking the tabs from loading.

Thank you for taking the time to read this question. Let me know if you would like any more information.

Asked by rubenwardy 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can one hide the Minimize button on the header bar.

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization. I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to pre… (read more)

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization.

I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to prevent users from minimizing their active Firefox window.

I've found articles like the one below that show how to hide all the buttons: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/906698

However it does not suit the purpose. since it removes all of them and only on full screen.

Is there a way I can just hide the minimize button so that the user can just hide the minimize button?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Cannot change default search engine from DuckDuckGo to something else

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo. After changing the default search engine in Preferences->… (read more)

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo.

After changing the default search engine in Preferences->Search to, say, Ecosia Search, typing a space character in the address+search bar goes from a generic world favicon to DuckDuckGo. Restarting with a cleared cache doesn't help.

None of my addons are related to search except Ecosia Search. Even with Ecosia Search removed, I get the same behavior, the default search engine reverts to DuckDuckGo. In any case, safe mode with all addons disabled doesn't change that behavior.

If i remove DuckDuckGo from the list of search engines, I cannot search at all and I cannot choose a default search enigne from the drop down list in Preferences->Search.

Note that I can always choose an alternate search engine in the drop down search menu, and that works. Setting a default search engine doesn't work.

Any suggestions on how to make a search engine other than DuckDuckGo be my default search engine would be appreciated. As a bonus, an explanation of why I'm having this difficulty would be wonderful.

TIA.

Asked by Vladimir G. Ivanović 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How can you disable image smoothing if firefox?

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoot… (read more)

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoothing of Firefox?

Asked by Super Scooper 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Login on some websites causes errors and pictures are not displayed

The web pages of https://www.heise.de serve as an example of the error. The publisher's main page shows the article images, while the article itself is without an image. … (read more)

The web pages of https://www.heise.de serve as an example of the error. The publisher's main page shows the article images, while the article itself is without an image. In other browsers, Chrome and Opera, the images are visible in the articles. The error has been occurring for a few days, the time cannot be specified exactly. I have already turned off the ad blocker for heise.de without success. An update to FF86 was unsuccessful. A check of the FF settings did not bring any results either. Websites from other publishers e.g. www.techstage.de are not affected as far as I know.

In addition, the title bar always shows the context Login, although I am logged in. On some websites, e.g. http://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de, the login generates an error.


Operating system Linux openSuse Leap 15.2

Asked by Roland Reutlinger 1 month ago

Answered by Roland Reutlinger 1 month ago

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Hide tab bar when only one tab open.

Hello, I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 B… (read more)

Hello,

I am looking for a way to hide my tab bar when there is only one tab open. I almost found the solution there: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297983 But it is not exactly what i am looking for. This solution hides the tab but not the tab bar it self. I mean it leaves some black empty space because i use dark theme.

I kept looking for a solution to hide the container. I found this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1271391 The problem is: this solution hides all the time the tab bar. No maters how many tabs opened.

I experimented mixing these two solution. I have try:

  1. tabbrowser-tabs tab[first-visible-tab="true"][last-visible-tab="true"] + #mainwindow:not([tabsintitlebar="true"]) #TabsToolbar {
 visibility: collapse;

}

I tried the other way around, with "#mainwindow" first. I tried without the "+" sign. But none worked out.

Asked by Gregory-F 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox

Firefox 86.0 (64bit) Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.36.8 Desktop: Intel 2 core E7500 CPU AMD RV710 Graphics Memory 3.8GiB Firefox entire display including menu bars covered w… (read more)

Firefox 86.0 (64bit) Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Gnome 3.36.8 Desktop: Intel 2 core E7500 CPU AMD RV710 Graphics Memory 3.8GiB Firefox entire display including menu bars covered with colored confetti which moves in response to mouse movement. Firefox Safe Mode is not affected. No other application on this system is affected. Effects all user log ins on this system. Action: Complete uninstall (purge) of Firefox and cache then reinstall--No Fix i.e no additional AddOns. I believe this uninstall/reinstall removed Firefox and downloaded a fresh copy.

Asked by jpbweb 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox 86 crashes in Debian Buster x86_64

After updating to Firefox 86 it always crashes at launch: ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14439 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue sign… (read more)

After updating to Firefox 86 it always crashes at launch:

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14439 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

And Crash Report dialog appears. This is the "Details" dialog content:

AdapterDeviceID: 0x0126 AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/i965 AdapterDriverVersion: 18.3.6.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 AvailablePageFile: 0 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 127062016 AvailableSwapMemory: 4183494656 AvailableVirtualMemory: 2200952832 BuildID: 20210222142601 CrashTime: 1614250267 DesktopEnvironment: unknown EMCheckCompatibility: true FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600930304 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1614249624 IsWayland: 0 IsWaylandDRM: 0 MozCrashReason: OOB Notes: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)FP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP- ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 1 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 641 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1614250265 ThreadIdNameMapping: 14784:"IPC I/O Parent",14785:"Timer",14786:"Netlink Monitor",14787:"Socket Thread",14788:"Permission",14793:"JS Watchdog",14794:"JS Helper",14795:"JS Helper",14796:"JS Helper",14797:"JS Helper",14799:"Cache2 I/O",14800:"Cookie",14802:"DOM Worker",14803:"IPDL Background",14807:"BackgroundThreadPool #2",14808:"QuotaManager IO",14809:"IndexedDB #1",14811:"StreamTrans #5",14815:"StreamTrans #9",14817:"StreamTrans #11",14819:"StreamTrans #13",14821:"StreamTrans #15",14822:"Worker Launcher",14823:"SoftwareVsyncThread",14824:"Compositor", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 8249114624 TotalPhysicalMemory: 4046426112 UptimeTS: 1.8864044 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 86.0

Safe mode also crashes. Headless mode is the only way I found to make it not to crash.


Thanks in advance!!

Asked by ociu 1 month ago

Answered by ociu 1 month ago

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Search Engine support is not free.

I front what you promise. Here's a quote: "Firefox - the independent browser, supported by the non-profit Mozilla". I am going to set up a default search engine with the… (read more)

I front what you promise. Here's a quote: "Firefox - the independent browser, supported by the non-profit Mozilla".

I am going to set up a default search engine with the URL myself.

Please explain me how to set http://blackle.com/ as default search engine. Without using the home button or an existing bookmark every time.

Asked by Lucky Number Slevin 1 month ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 month ago

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Sync Firefox in dual boot with Ubuntu 20.04.1 and Windows 10

Hello dear Firefox community, I'd like to sync my Firefox of my Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1. The only option available for me in the sync menu is to scan a QR-code whic… (read more)

Hello dear Firefox community,

I'd like to sync my Firefox of my Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04.1. The only option available for me in the sync menu is to scan a QR-code which does not work in dual boot system. Do you have any ideas what to do? Thank you very much already! -Jo

Asked by johanna.czech 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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*.epub files downloaded become *.php files

My Firefox downloads/converts *.epub files from fadedpage.com as *.php files, yet it downloads *.epub files from Project Gutenberg perfectly well. If I use Brave to do… (read more)

My Firefox downloads/converts *.epub files from fadedpage.com as *.php files, yet it downloads *.epub files from Project Gutenberg perfectly well. If I use Brave to download the same *.epub files from fadedpage.com they download correctly as *.epub files.

What is wrong?

Using MX-Linux 1.0 and Firefox 85.0.2

                                                                     Thankyou
                                                                     xxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx.xx

Asked by gbc723 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago