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Firefox does not know LC_TIME in NixOS

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of v… (read more)

how do I set LC_TIME in firefox in NixOS? firefox does not see LC_TIME (as well as timezone, but this is solved by setting the TZ variable). maybe there is some kind of variable, as in the case of TZ?

Asked by yunfachi 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week 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 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

disabling firefox's native pdf viewer

Using v115.7 in debian 12. I prefer to open pdf files with the default viewer in the operating system, not on a firefox browser tab. I have gone into settings->genera… (read more)

Using v115.7 in debian 12.

I prefer to open pdf files with the default viewer in the operating system, not on a firefox browser tab. I have gone into settings->general->applications and configured selected "Use system default application" for PDF files. If I click on a pdf file it downloads to my Downloads folder, which is the usual and preferred behaviour. If I click the downloaded files icon on firefox's toolbar, I see the file I downloaded, all good. If I open the folder with all downloaded files, and click on the file, it opens in the OS's default viewer, all good. On the other hand, if I click on the downloaded files icon on firefox's toolbar and simply select the downloaded file from the displayed list, it opens on a firefox browser tab. This is driving me bananas. How do I configure firefox to launch the default system application instead?

Asked by zapstrap 1 week ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

How can we PERMANENTLY remove old, unused email addresses from autocomplete?

The only advice I can find is at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/control-whether-firefox-automatically-fills-forms That advice removes the unwanted email address fro… (read more)

The only advice I can find is at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/control-whether-firefox-automatically-fills-forms That advice removes the unwanted email address from the current display, but the unwanted address reappears whenever I return to the page.

Asked by leon-arundell 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Azure DevOps unusable in Firefox

Hello, I'm using Firefox as my default browser for a while now (10+ years) and I'm getting frustrated with this issue when using Azure Devops. Comments don't load at all … (read more)

Hello, I'm using Firefox as my default browser for a while now (10+ years) and I'm getting frustrated with this issue when using Azure Devops. Comments don't load at all and most pages take a long time to load if they load at all. Various features also take a long time to load or don't work at all (examples include adding a reviewer, referencing a story with #, etc.). Anyone else experience this?

It works well for maybe an hour, and after a couple of days it makes no sense anymore.

Now I'm using firefox containers with a container only for Azure Devops and seems working better but ... Curious thing is that it pops up and asks for credentials periodically every 5 or 10 minutes. Well, unless the boxes are already filled up with the credentials.

Thanks,

Asked by leo87 1 week ago

Last reply by thomas358 1 week ago

Browser stuck in loop when opening Markdown file

When i attempt to open any file ending in .md - even an empty file - the browser opens a new tab repeatedly, failing to ever render the file. Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox 122.0… (read more)

When i attempt to open any file ending in .md - even an empty file - the browser opens a new tab repeatedly, failing to ever render the file.

Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox 122.0.1

Settings > General > Applications: Content Type = Markdown Document Action = Open in Firefox

Extensions and Themes > Extensions None

As a workaround, I set Action = Save File for Content Type = Markdown Document. This allows me to stop the loop, but it never renders the document.

Asked by seaquench 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Sign In on Stackexchange Affiliated Websites After First Sign In

After I sign in on a Stackexchange affiliated website on Google chrome, I can then visit any other Stackexchange affiliated websites and I do not need to manually sign in… (read more)

After I sign in on a Stackexchange affiliated website on Google chrome, I can then visit any other Stackexchange affiliated websites and I do not need to manually sign in. Google Chrome recognizes that I'm signed in on an SE affiliate and therefore, I'm presented a prompt that asks if I want to either: cancel the automatic sign in or join the community if I've never signed in before.

How can I do this on Firefox? Also, I would like to know how to do this because it creates a complicated situation when I need to suggest to a newer user that they should ask their question on a different affiliate. I mean, it seems kind of sketchy to tell someone to "create a new account but make sure to use the same username and password". Like, that's how password stealing scams work.

But with Google Chrome, it recognizes that SE sites are affiliated and so the username and password (or the cookie for the logged in session or whatever it is) is automatically and securely submitted to the other SE site without user input. There's less confusion and an extra layer of automatic verification that the user doesn't have to worry about. This follows the basic security practice of never submitting credentials after you're already signed in on Facebook or any other social media site — if you are already signed in to your account and you are requested to "sign in to facebook to continue" for example on another site or when opening a link, it should automatically sign you in when you refresh the page. If not, then it's likely a spoofed sign in dialog or cloned web page trying to steal your password.

At the very least, it should autofill if it is a legit sign in dialog. But Firefox does not do this on SE affiliated websites and we basically have to create individual accounts, with the same username and password, on each SE website. I literally have to click to create a new account or sign in, go through my settings, copy my saved password from another SE site and submit that with my email.

Lastly, this also applies to SE affiliates that don't have "stackexchange" in the URL such as Superuser and AskUbuntu. I can sign in on AskUbuntu and then when I go to Math Stackexchange or Superuser, I'm automatically signed in.

In the screenshots, you can see how there is the option to "join this community" when using Google Chrome. This option doesn't exist when using Firefox. After joining, there's an additional confirmation prompt that explains about automatic sign in, which also does not happen on Firefox.

Asked by Violet Beauregard 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Unbearably slow on several forum pages and someone's blogger page (taking minutes to load)

Hi, I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. An… (read more)

Hi,

I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. Anyone have any idea what is wrong?

The blogger page is here: https://u-blox-ninaw-platformio.blogspot.com/2022/03/u-blox-nina-w-e-platformio-arduino.html

Here are a few forums that take minutes to load, I think they use the same engine as I see the same colorful loading animation: https://community.platformio.org/t/error-please-specify-upload-port/26218 https://forum.manjaro.org/

Does anyone have any idea what is happening or what I should do to alert the development team? Are these sites using technology not implemented in Firefox?

Best Regards,

Kevin

Asked by kevin249 1 week ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

Default keyboard shortcuts, most notably Ctrl-W

Please provide a native way to change the behaviour of Ctrl-W. I tend to switch between aZerty and qWerty keyboard layouts, as a result I sometimes hit ctrl-W when I woul… (read more)

Please provide a native way to change the behaviour of Ctrl-W. I tend to switch between aZerty and qWerty keyboard layouts, as a result I sometimes hit ctrl-W when I would like to ctrl-Z some change. As a result I tend to lose some work when the tab I'm working in closes. It would be nice to be able to rebind some of the default key combinations, or at least disable them.

I found a method description that edits the omni.ja file, but also that this method is unsupported. Moreover, running ubuntu kind of rules this out as an option, as canonical has ruled that firefox is to be installed via snap, in a read-only data store.

Asked by erer.tink+ff 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

ChatGPT is not working in FireFox

https://chat.openai.com/ ChatGPT was working perfectly in FireFox until recently. Still works for me in Chrome and Opera. In FireFox any question to bot freezes window -… (read more)

https://chat.openai.com/ ChatGPT was working perfectly in FireFox until recently. Still works for me in Chrome and Opera. In FireFox any question to bot freezes window - nothing happens. Same stuff on other browsers mentioned gives results. Tested at different times of day. All updates for FireFox are installed.

Asked by gls.markov 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 week ago

How to keep browsing history of individual tabs.

Hi, it has occurred to me that I lose the browsing history of tabs that were open for a long time. By browsing history i mean the sites that show up in "Go back one page"… (read more)

Hi, it has occurred to me that I lose the browsing history of tabs that were open for a long time. By browsing history i mean the sites that show up in "Go back one page" arrow. The issue is that after a website has been open for some time (this seems to be in range of days, perhaps weeks) the browsing history of that tab is forgotten and the Go back one page arrow goes blank. I would like to be able to keep this history for eternity, is there any way to enable that?

To be clear, I use the feature to save tabs of my previous sessions and also the Simple Tab Groups extension.

Thanks in advance, Alex

Asked by Alexandr Bihun 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Unable to add an http website to the protection exceptions

I have firefox for Linux and I want to be able to access a specific http website pretty much without any security restrictions from firefox at all (it is a trusted websit… (read more)

I have firefox for Linux and I want to be able to access a specific http website pretty much without any security restrictions from firefox at all (it is a trusted website), however whenever I try to add it to exceptions like this: http://<website>, it automatically becomes added as https://<website>. What can be done?

Asked by ijijatoy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

CSS is missing from the performance analysis in network tab

In the network tab, I can see all the html, css, and js loaded on my page. When I click on Start performance analysis (stopwatch icon in bottom left), it shows pie chart… (read more)

In the network tab, I can see all the html, css, and js loaded on my page.

When I click on Start performance analysis (stopwatch icon in bottom left), it shows pie charts of the asset sizes, but CSS is missing.

When I click the back button, the network tab only shows 14 items, and no CSS.

I'm using Firefox on Linux Mint, installed through the software manager.

Asked by Andrew Morton 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

How to enablethe reader view in a web page?

2 questions 1.: How to build a web page, that enables FF's reader view? 2.: Is it possible, to customize the reader view to include the full URL instead the domain name… (read more)

2 questions

1.: How to build a web page, that enables FF's reader view?

2.: Is it possible, to customize the reader view to include the full URL instead the domain name only?

Asked by ajfrenzel 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago