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Mouse won't highlight text properly

Highlighting with the mouse is full of glitches. It never works right. It either stops highlighting or highlights opposite the direction I'm moving the mouse. I need… (read more)

Highlighting with the mouse is full of glitches. It never works right. It either stops highlighting or highlights opposite the direction I'm moving the mouse.

I need to summarize a recent medical encounter; the hospital's 234 pages are out of temporal order and have many repeats. I want to put it in time order and delete the repeats. It's a PDF, and since I can't use Acrobat anymore, I read PDFs in Firefox.

Not once have I been able to mark a section of text properly. There seem to be some forbidden areas: I highlight what I can, transfer it, then go back for the rest, but it won't highlight.

Ctl-A highlights it. I often do that and delete the excess, but that's inconvenient.

I can open the same file in xpdf and mark without trouble, but I don't like xpdf.

For this doc, I converted the PDF to text with pdf2text, but it's harder to read. I identify target text in Firefox, then find it in the text version, use emacs to copy from the original to my summary.

I've tried a fresh battery in the mouse. Every other app works.

Asked by RandomTroll 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

Firefox 119.0 Video Streaming Issues

I am running Firefox 119.0 on Linux and am unable to stream video on many sites. I have tested a few sites, and the only site that actually works for streaming video is … (read more)

I am running Firefox 119.0 on Linux and am unable to stream video on many sites. I have tested a few sites, and the only site that actually works for streaming video is YouTube. The others either say 'Source Error' or just load forever.

Things I have tried:

  • Accepting cookies (via site exception)
  • Turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection for the site that won't stream video
  • Turned off pop-up blocker
  • Enabled auto-play of video and audio on the site
  • Checked for updates of Firefox (but there are none available)
  • Launched Firefox in Troubleshooting mode with all extensions and customizations disabled, but this makes no difference

At this point, after doing some online research and trying everything I can think of, I'm really out of ideas.

I would appreciate any suggestions or information anybody has.

Thank you

Asked by Matt 2 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 day ago

When I want Firefox to display a file, I run 'firefox file &', and firefox creates a new tab displaying that file - but no longer

I usually have firefox running. Sometimes I want to display a file on my computer in firefox. Until today (don't know what happened today) I could; firefox would add a… (read more)

I usually have firefox running. Sometimes I want to display a file on my computer in firefox. Until today (don't know what happened today) I could; firefox would add a new tab for display of that file. Now it gives me an error, reports, 'Firefox is already running, but not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile'. This is inconvenient.

Asked by RandomTroll 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Hello, Firefox keeps crashing every 1 or 2 minutes. thats a new Endeavouros installation and firefox was pre-installed. system is fully updated. would you please assist … (read more)

Hello, Firefox keeps crashing every 1 or 2 minutes. thats a new Endeavouros installation and firefox was pre-installed. system is fully updated.

would you please assist troubleshooting the issue

Asked by Ahmad Khalil 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Enable pop-ups on a case-by-case basis

I have run into an annoyance where I am trying to click on a link in my email to open a new page. Clicking on the link makes a bar show up telling me that Firefox has pre… (read more)

I have run into an annoyance where I am trying to click on a link in my email to open a new page. Clicking on the link makes a bar show up telling me that Firefox has prevented a popup from being opened (see attached image). I am given the option of managing my preferences / Firefox settings, where I can either go through multiple steps to permanently allow all pop-ups from that website until I restore my original settings, or uncheck a box to permanently allow all pop-ups from all sites until I check that box again. This is annoying because I have no interest in either allowing or disallowing all pop-ups from all websites, or all pop-ups from this specific website, every time I want to open a single pop-up from a specific site. I would rather that the warning bar which tells me that Firefox has blocked a pop-up also display a button allowing me to allow ONLY THIS SPECIFIC POP-UP IN THIS SPECIFIC CASE.

Is this a setting that exists in Firefox? Alternatively, is there a version of Firefox which does have a setting which would allow this? Or is this simply not a functionality that exists for this browser?

Asked by Tiggy Chen 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Blocking Youtube Ads

Dear Friends, Trust all is well... PLEEZE put an end to this mystery. Can you BLOCK YOUTUBE ADS or not? If so, how is that accomplished. Many of the extension are not … (read more)

Dear Friends,

Trust all is well...

PLEEZE put an end to this mystery. Can you BLOCK YOUTUBE ADS or not? If so, how is that accomplished.

Many of the extension are not safe even dangerous to use.

Thank You!

Best, Ralph

Asked by felix85 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

How completely disable firefox activity in background?

Firefox consumes a lot of processor time in background. How to disable it? Following options do nothing: Use recommended performance settings - dasabled Use hardware ac… (read more)

Firefox consumes a lot of processor time in background. How to disable it?

Following options do nothing: Use recommended performance settings - dasabled Use hardware acceleration when available - disabled browser.tabs.remote.autostart = false

Asked by Andrey Sherstobitov 2 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 weeks ago

Tab bar suddenly moved to top, above location and other toolbars? How to fix?

I accidentally hid the menu bar and toolbars (with an accidental keyboard shortcut, I think), and when I re-enabled them, now the tab bar is above the location bar instea… (read more)

I accidentally hid the menu bar and toolbars (with an accidental keyboard shortcut, I think), and when I re-enabled them, now the tab bar is above the location bar instead of right above the content windows. How do I move it back? I can't find the "browser.tabs.onTop" setting in about:config, or any check box in the View menu, settings, etc.

I'm using Firefox 119.0.1 on Ubuntu Linux.

Thanks!

Asked by reedhedges 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Update Firefox Browser

When trying to update Firefox on my Linux Mint system, I saw this in settings: Updates disabled by your system administrator. Well, I am the administrator. I checked and… (read more)

When trying to update Firefox on my Linux Mint system, I saw this in settings:

Updates disabled by your system administrator. Well, I am the administrator. I checked and I have administrator privilege, and I would not have disabled updates. How to I convey that to Firefox so I can update my browser?

Please email me: [removed email from public support forum] with a response.

Thanks.

Asked by murphy.al 4 months ago

Last reply by James 4 months ago

YouTube no longer always to play video resolution above 360p in FireFox anymore.

Why does FireFox not allow me to play videos in Youtube above the resolution 360p. Since now FireFox won't allow me to play YouTube videos from 720p or 1080p anymore. Whi… (read more)

Why does FireFox not allow me to play videos in Youtube above the resolution 360p. Since now FireFox won't allow me to play YouTube videos from 720p or 1080p anymore. While other browser's allow me to play above 360p up to 4K resolution. What is going on with FireFox this never happen before until the upgrade of FireFox in Manajaro ARM.

Asked by ltheocha 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Firefox crashing repeatedly

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists.… (read more)

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists. Surprisingly, it will consistently crash if I go to `about:support` (except in troubleshooting mode). Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Bilal Musani 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Video Playback Issue on Fedora 38 - "Media Playback Aborted due to Corruption"

I'm encountering consistent video playback issues on Firefox while running Fedora 38. The error message I receive when attempting to play videos from certain sites, notab… (read more)

I'm encountering consistent video playback issues on Firefox while running Fedora 38. The error message I receive when attempting to play videos from certain sites, notably LinkedIn and Twitter (now X), is:

  • The media playback was aborted due to a corruption problem or because the media used features your browser did not support.*

Furthermore, when examining Firefox's console while attempting to play a video, I observed the following error:

  • [Child 5999, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7fdb3c55a100 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - mozilla::MediaResult mozilla::FFmpegDataDecoder<60>::InitDecoder(AVDictionary**): Couldn't open avcodec: file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-118.0/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:166*

Steps to Reproduce: 1. Navigate to LinkedIn or X (previously Twitter). 2. Attempt to play any video content. 3. Observe the aforementioned error.

Additional Details: - OS: Fedora 38 - Firefox version: Initially 117.0.1, then updated to 118, both 64-bit. - This issue does not occur on Google Chrome on the same system. - I have attempted the following troubleshooting steps without success:

 1. Updated Firefox to the latest version.
 2. Enabled DRM content.
 3. Booted Firefox in Safe Mode.
 4. Disabled hardware acceleration.
 5. Cleared cache and cookies.
 6. Used a Flatpak version of Firefox.

This issue has significantly impacted my user experience, and I hope to find a resolution soon. Any assistance or guidance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Asked by rusty_python 5 months ago

Last reply by Luiz Felipe F M Costa 4 months ago

Can't play twitter and reddit videos/gif in Firefox

My OS is ubuntu20.046LTS, and the Firefox is 118.0.2. Just like the images i post, i can't play the videos at all, but i can play the youtube videos. The developer tools… (read more)

My OS is ubuntu20.046LTS, and the Firefox is 118.0.2. Just like the images i post, i can't play the videos at all, but i can play the youtube videos. The developer tools console in twitter video post shows 2 errors:

 The Content-Security-Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at data:i (“object-src”);
 The connection to https://api.twitter.com/live_pipeline/events?topic= was lost while loading the page.

I thought my problem may be related to these errors so i post them. Alough i can play the videos in chrome normally, but i used to the Firefox, please help me

Asked by qweyola 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

SSL Certificate error

Hello, a webside is not avalable when i use Firefox as Browser. It hase a valid SSL-Certificate. When i use chrome, edge, opera or vivaldi i can open the webside normaly… (read more)

Hello,

a webside is not avalable when i use Firefox as Browser. It hase a valid SSL-Certificate. When i use chrome, edge, opera or vivaldi i can open the webside normaly. Only Firefox does not work. How can i fix that?

The webside is:

https://dcm-server.com/

I did allready reinstall Firefox and i tried different devices. But it still does not work.

Asked by colin.ernst 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

Youtube video continues to play after navigating back

Steps to reproduce: … (read more)

Steps to reproduce: 1. Open youtube 2. Open any video 3. Hit back and navigate to youtube main page 4. Press media key play/pause on keyboard

Expected result: nothing happens Actual result: the sound from the video continues on the tab with youtube main page, the tab has "PLAYING" on it

Problem downloading anything in Firefox (Linux Mint 21 - System Package/Flatpak)

Hello everyone. Well, I've been using Firefox for a few months, maybe a semester now, I don't remember. But the point is that since yesterday I have been facing a seriou… (read more)

Hello everyone. Well, I've been using Firefox for a few months, maybe a semester now, I don't remember. But the point is that since yesterday I have been facing a serious problem of not being able to download any type of file (MP4, PDF, .JSON, ISO, etc.). I've already used the troubleshooting mode and I've also restarted my laptop, but it didn't help. I've also gone to the advanced settings (see 'about:config > browser.download') and reset/deleted the data for each command but the problem still persists.

What happens is the following: I click to download the file in question, however, nothing happens other than the page loading that commonly occurs when downloading something. Still, the file does not appear in the downloads tab and there is not even the option to choose where to save the file (e.g. Downloads folder, Documents folder). The download simply appears to have failed.

Exactly, it 'appears', because today I discovered that all my downloads were being directed without my permission/action to the 'downloads' folder (And that's not where I want them to go). The problem would be smaller if only this happened, as I would then just get the files downloaded there and then change to the desired folder, thus trying to move forward despite the problem. But the downloaded files themselves are not operational, they have the icon when a file is still downloading, in addition to not having a name, everything being just a cluster of codes.

In the end, there are files, large and small, that have no use and that I don't even have control over where to direct them. Which is still a huge problem because I still technically can't download anything from the browser. Please, I really need your help on how to resolve this problem.

Note: Also, when I close and open the browser, the first download I try appears in the downloads tab, but it fails instantly and cannot be resumed, making it an eternal failure.

Asked by Tragoudo 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

frequent crashes of firefox running on fedora 38 workstation

As the title says, after a certain update(I'm not sure which, probably within the last few months or so), firefox on my machine starts crashing randomly. Some crash repor… (read more)

Asked by Bee Rath 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Blocked confirmations on website; now website doesn't work.

I was using Lightspeed today, and the website pops up a confirmation dialog box (probably through JavaScript) so that you can confirm that you want to do a specific actio… (read more)

I was using Lightspeed today, and the website pops up a confirmation dialog box (probably through JavaScript) so that you can confirm that you want to do a specific action. I got annoyed with the dialog and clicked the included "Don't allow this website to show prompts anymore" box when I hit OK. But now it won't perform any action that requires you to hit the OK in the prompt, so I need to make the dialogs come back so I can do my job. I can't find any setting anywhere in the browser that I have actually disabled or changed by hitting the box in that prompt.

Asked by Adam Wright 3 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

disruption forced restart

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054 As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not c… (read more)

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054

As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not caused by Linux Mint as accused in questions/1412054

Can you be honest and address this?

Asked by jmss 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago