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Firefox saving to /run/user/1000/docs

This morning there was an Ubuntu software update and afterwards Firefox wouldn't work, it just opened and hung without ever connecting to a website. So I uninstalled, pur… (read more)

This morning there was an Ubuntu software update and afterwards Firefox wouldn't work, it just opened and hung without ever connecting to a website. So I uninstalled, purged and reinstalled from Ubuntu Software and everything seemed ok. However, whenever I now try to save something, for instance images, the save to directory will default to /run/user/1000/docs even though I have my downloads folder selected in settings. I can change to the directory I want to save to and it will save there, but when I next save something it will again want to go to the /run/user/1000/docs folder. Further, I find that a copy of anything I save has also been saved into that folder, creating a new sub-directory to do so. I tried clear data in settings but that didn't delete those files and they are protected in file manager so I can't delete them myself. This will fill my hard drive pretty quickly as well as being really annoying having to change the save directory every time. What can I do to rectify this? I've now got version 96.0 (64 bit) installed.

Asked by paulhurford 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Some extensions not working after update to 96.0 on Linux

After upgrading to firefox-bin-96.0 on Gentoo Linux, I found that a number of extensions are malfunctioning. uBlock Origin: 1) Not blocking content. All ads appear. I see… (read more)

After upgrading to firefox-bin-96.0 on Gentoo Linux, I found that a number of extensions are malfunctioning.

uBlock Origin: 1) Not blocking content. All ads appear. I see this error message in the console: Error: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist. | content_script.js

2) Toolbar icon does not show blocked items count (probably due to above)

3) Clicking toolbar icon causes resulting popup to appear as a vertical line (normal height but just a couple of pixels wide) with no content.

4) Going to Add-on settings and choosing "Preferences" from the add-on's 3-dot menu, the resulting tab crashes.

5) After removing and re-installing the add-on, its button does not appear on the toolbar.

6) After creating a blank profile and installing the add-on, all the above still happens.

7) After downgrading to firefox-bin-95.0.1, all the above still happens.

Ghostery: 1) Works on first install (did not previously have this installed); but after restarting Firefox, no longer works.

2) Breakage symptoms similar to uBlock Origin: No blocked items counter (and no blocking). Preferences tab still works though.

Multi-Account Containers: 1) Clicking on toolbar icon opens normally-sized but empty popup.

2) Opening a site that's configured to open in a container from a New Tab page tile, the site opens but *not* in the configured container (tab edge is not highlighed in container's colour-code).

Asked by ffx3 3 days ago

Answered by ffx3 3 days ago

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An extension installed globally for all users (in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions) does not load for an unobvious reason

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozil… (read more)

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/. All extensions load normally, except Auto Tab Discard. When running firefox with the -jsconsole option, I see what the screenshot shows (the message "Invalid addon ID"). But the installation to user profile is successful. I add the extension ID to manifest.json, and get the following output in the console: addons.xpi-utils WARN addMetadata: Add-on {c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} is invalid: Error: File /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} does not contain a valid manifest(resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:669:11) What can go wrong?

System: Debian 11 (bullseye) Firefox version: 91.4.1esr (amd64)

If you need any other information, please ask, I will write it down.

Asked by zostajekni 3 days ago

Answered by zostajekni 2 days ago

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Firefox seemed to "sync" the DisableAppUpdate policy from a Windows public comp to my Linux personal comp. I don't want that.

I normally use Firefox desktop on my Linux computer. Last week, I started using it on a public computer running Windows. I installed Firefox Portable and then logged/sync… (read more)

I normally use Firefox desktop on my Linux computer.

Last week, I started using it on a public computer running Windows. I installed Firefox Portable and then logged/synced into my Firefox account on this Win computer. I noticed that in the Firefox Portable Windows “about:preferences” page, it says “Your browser is being managed by your organization”, which links to about:policies. In that “about:policies” page, it shows this https://i.imgur.com/JmD8nXg.png Policy Name: DisableAppUpdate Policy Value: true. Now I’m back on my Linux desktop computer and it also has this “managed by your organization” message in “about:preferences” and the same “about:policies” stuff. In other words, it appears that this policy was copied from the Windows public computer to my personal Linux computer. I don’t want that.

How can I undo this? And how can I block this sort of policy syncing?

Asked by Mozilla cheese 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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The bookmark I tried to open in the new tab is suddenly deleted.

I've been dealing with the error I wrote in the title in the Linux version of your web browser for a while. When I "right click + open in new tab" on any bookmark, that b… (read more)

I've been dealing with the error I wrote in the title in the Linux version of your web browser for a while. When I "right click + open in new tab" on any bookmark, that bookmark is deleted.

Asked by mozilla-account 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Firefox inconsistent, Session leaks data.

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session" Usually, a checkbox, is a b… (read more)

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session"

Usually, a checkbox, is a boolean ON OFF.

Once more, this leaks data. For instance, logging into my webmail rebooting the machine, next time i launch firefox it spawns the same session again. This contradicts with the very first option under "General" -> Startup

If this was a public machine, some one would now have access to my email.

It seems that this is OS specific. But really, i don't care. My complaint stays the same. The option is broken, and firefox leaks data therefor. I no longer trust Firefox. This sort of stuff is not done deliberately.

Once more. perhaps bit logic is too complicated for you UI designers and a quantum gyro is more to your liking? Cause this is NOT normal.

Asked by syncsync 1 week ago

Answered by syncsync 6 days ago

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When typing characters are missed/skipped

When typing, for example an email in office 365 webmail, approx 1 in 10 characters is missed. This happens in every session and after reboots. It doesn't seem to matter i… (read more)

When typing, for example an email in office 365 webmail, approx 1 in 10 characters is missed. This happens in every session and after reboots. It doesn't seem to matter if i am typing slowly or quickly, and it happens in an incognito browser window too. I am certain that key-presses are being sent, they are just not reflected reliably in the browser. There are more than enough resources available for firefox.

Asked by jonathan.griffin7 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Text size in incoming emails

This is a question relating to Thunderbird. I want to increase the default text size in incoming emails to make them easier to read, but I cannot find how to do it. I hav… (read more)

This is a question relating to Thunderbird. I want to increase the default text size in incoming emails to make them easier to read, but I cannot find how to do it. I have to use zoom (Ctrl++) on every one as I read it. Have tried altering things in Settings but no help. Can anyone help, please?

Asked by JohnRB 2 weeks ago

Answered by AgnesRM 1 week ago

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Firefox 95 no longer changes focus in Ubuntu

Recently started that Firefox 95 no longer changes focus in Ubuntu 20.4 when mouse click is applied. Another Firefox window can be selected through taskbar mouseover on t… (read more)

Recently started that Firefox 95 no longer changes focus in Ubuntu 20.4 when mouse click is applied. Another Firefox window can be selected through taskbar mouseover on the logo or by minimizing one Firefox window to get to another Firefox window. A simple mouseover, no click, changes focus from Firefox to a window from another application and back to Firefox. This too is a new behavior. But, neither mouseover nor mouse click will change focus to another Firefox window.

Asked by Bulbman 1 week ago

Answered by Bulbman 1 week ago

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Using Firefox via Linux Ubuntu 20.4 for Crypto trading

Receiving the following message when trying to log onto well know and compliant crypto website: 403 ERROR The request could not be satisfied. Request blocked. We can't co… (read more)

Receiving the following message when trying to log onto well know and compliant crypto website:

403 ERROR The request could not be satisfied. Request blocked. We can't connect to the server for this app or website at this time. There might be too much traffic or a configuration error. Try again later, or contact the app or website owner. If you provide content to customers through CloudFront, you can find steps to troubleshoot and help prevent this error by reviewing the CloudFront documentation.

Never had this problem in recent past, only after updating Firefox to 93 (64-bit) Linux Ubuntu 20.4. I DON'T USE CLOUDFRONT. So what else may be the issue? Thank you.

Asked by starseed99 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Addons Seem to be Broken Lately

I have been unable to figure out how I've managed to make my addons no work properly. I've tried running them in debug mode, but I'm not particularly adept in debugging a… (read more)

I have been unable to figure out how I've managed to make my addons no work properly.

I've tried running them in debug mode, but I'm not particularly adept in debugging addons.

I've reset Firefox back to default a few times, addons seem okay, and then as soon as my Firefox account syncs and installs my installed addons they go back to wonky.

I can't seem to attach images RN, Firefox (Nightly) crashes every time I click on the button.

The behavior can be described as the addons when clicked have a blank page as their contents, and some addons (Like Dark Reader) just have like a sliver of a drop down with no contents.

If you'd like me to grab some debug data from wherever just let me know.

Asked by aaron.nixon 3 weeks ago

Answered by aaron.nixon 1 week ago

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Youtube Message For Rented Video "! Sorry, there was an error licensing this video" Fix Needed

Cannot get rented/paid Youtube or Netflix video to run. Message "! Sorry, there was an error licensing this video" pops up onYoutube screen every time when hitting play … (read more)

Cannot get rented/paid Youtube or Netflix video to run. Message "! Sorry, there was an error licensing this video" pops up onYoutube screen every time when hitting play button. "Free" Youtube videos work just fine, paid content gets this message. Have firefox-9.5.0.2.ta.bz2, use Linux updated software. Followed all previous suggested Support, cannot seem to find fixes that included DRM, Safemode switch, etc. Thanks for previous help, still stuck... anymore ideas appreciated. Also, difference between running "normal and beta", please explain, and how to know "differences?"

Asked by Gerb 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Tab title causes resizing of tab content

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize t… (read more)

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize too. For example youtube starts resizing video window height and width - and this is very annoying. How do I remove 'playing' text from tab FOREVER?

Asked by smalex9 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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Firefox doesn't recognize FQDN when saving password for website

Hello, I've had this issue for a long time but now it actually bugged me enough to ask about it. Let's say I have an app with one set of credentials at https://website1.x… (read more)

Hello, I've had this issue for a long time but now it actually bugged me enough to ask about it.

Let's say I have an app with one set of credentials at https://website1.xyz.com

I also have another web app at https://webmail.xyz.com

Firefox only offers to remember credentials for xyz.com so whenever i access any of those websites above i have to juggle between credentials.

Is it possible for firefox to remember passwords separate for whole FQDN?

Asked by fabulousmcc 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Google sign in page not working linux

I tried signing into google, but when I type in my gmail address and click next, nothing happens. I tried with chrome and it worked. I cleared my cookies and cache, upda… (read more)

I tried signing into google, but when I type in my gmail address and click next, nothing happens. I tried with chrome and it worked. I cleared my cookies and cache, updated and reinstalled firefox and the problem persists. This first happened around a week ago. I use arco linux with xfce. Thanks

Asked by tamastomi820 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Google docs add-ons not working on Firefox

I am using Firefox 95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I want to use an add-on in google docs, I see this error screen in Firefox. Opening the add-on in a separate window does n… (read more)

I am using Firefox 95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I want to use an add-on in google docs, I see this error screen in Firefox. Opening the add-on in a separate window does not work either and even if it did, it would be off the purpose of a google doc add-on. How can I solve this problem?

Asked by Arman 2 weeks ago

Answered by Arman 2 weeks ago

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How to make "Say hello to a new Firefox" not appear next time I open Firefox

Hello, I'm using Firefox 91.4.1esr (64-bit) from Debian repositories on Bullseye. Every time I open Firefox, a window with a greeting message appears ("Say hello to a new… (read more)

Hello,

I'm using Firefox 91.4.1esr (64-bit) from Debian repositories on Bullseye. Every time I open Firefox, a window with a greeting message appears ("Say hello to a new Firefox"), and it doesn't matter if, as asked by that window, I choose a theme or not. Is this issue related to my settings? Is this a Debian issue? Is it possible to stop that window from reappearing?

Thanks in advance. And many thanks for making Firefox (I've been using it for so many years I can't recall when I tried it for the first time).

Esteban

Asked by lucchesi.esteban 2 weeks ago

Answered by lucchesi.esteban 2 weeks ago

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Can't login with new linux install (2nd linux install on account)

Hi, I have 2 devices on my FF account. A linux mint laptop and a handheld. On a 3rd device (2nd laptop), I just installed a Pop OS distro. When I attempt to sign in to … (read more)

Hi, I have 2 devices on my FF account. A linux mint laptop and a handheld. On a 3rd device (2nd laptop), I just installed a Pop OS distro. When I attempt to sign in to FF on the Pop OS machine, it looks successful but then FF displays a message incorrect password. Below is the email for an old account. I have not used this email in a few years.

How can this be fixed?

Just to check, I did logoff and log back in on the linux mint laptop with no problems.

Thanks, Steve

Asked by stevenmestdagh 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Download my Firefox sync data

Hello Google has a service called "Takeout" through which users can download all of Chrome's synchronized data, including history and bookmarks, in a zip file. Does Mozil… (read more)

Hello

Google has a service called "Takeout" through which users can download all of Chrome's synchronized data, including history and bookmarks, in a zip file.

Does Mozilla have such a service for Firefox sync?

Asked by Ali 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago