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FF keeps rendering text in BOLD instead of the font-weight set in CSS. Anyone else having this issue?

I'm having this issue in Firefox where it's rendering all of the Google fonts on two websites I've created as BOLD instead of THIN or REGULAR or whatever else they're set… (read more)

I'm having this issue in Firefox where it's rendering all of the Google fonts on two websites I've created as BOLD instead of THIN or REGULAR or whatever else they're set to in the CSS. I've found many instances online of users reporting this and similar issues over the past few years and have tried a number of solutions. Adding the following code as "extra CSS" to the Wordpress theme is the only thing that fixes it:

html { -moz-osx-font-smoothing: grayscale; -webkit-font-smoothing: antialiased; font-smoothing: antialiased; }

Yet adding this code has caused other rendering issues on the site. Both sites I'm having this issue on look fine in Chrome and Safari btw. I've troubleshooted by clearing my caches, disabling the few plugins I have installed and switched to different WP themes by different developers but the problem persists. I tried changing FF settings too... disabling plugins and add-ons, switched themes and turned off hardware acceleration to no avail. It should be noted I don't notice this on random sites I visit, just these that I've created using Wordpress. Checking another site I created by hand coding the Google fonts render fine.

Attached are two examples of the issue. First is the correct rendering, second is the incorrect BOLD rendering of the same text. Any thoughts anyone?

Asked by o-o--LOKI--o-o 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box.

Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box. This problem began… (read more)

Firefox Quantum 63.0.1 (64-bit) greys out credit union website (https://www.ucu.org/), it is impossible to click any links or to fill in the login box. This problem began after latest update to 0.1. Restarting Firefox with all add-ons disabled makes no difference. I can still access the website with Internet Explorer. I have tried all the solutions I could find on the support pages, but nothing seems to work. Firefox has no problems with any other websites.

Asked by Kajima54 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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The awesome bar's adress-bar history is a privacy threat. How to erase routinely. Even CCleaner Pro doesn't get it.

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work. I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by cha… (read more)

I've researched the net and every "solution" that has been offered fails to work.

I'd like the awesome bar (address bar) not to remember or suggest anything and if by chance it does remember something I want CCleaner to be able to delete the entries.

This is a deal breaker. If I can't protect my privacy using Firefox I'll find another browser. I am a longtime Firefox user and want to stay with Firefox.

Asked by Bellinham 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

Good morning, I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says: MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the… (read more)

Good morning,

I have Firefox 63.0 (64-bit) for ArchLinux. The main article on the firefox website says:

MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_ADDITIONAL_POLICY_CONSTRAINT_FAILED will be the primary error but with some servers, you may see the error code SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER instead. In any case, if you come across such a site you should contact the owner of the website to inform them of that problem. We strongly encourage operators of affected sites to take immediate action to replace these certificates.

However the websites that I am having this issue on are large websites like LinkedIn and Reddit, so I'm fairly certain it isn't an issue on the websites side.1

Asked by jtiki 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)" I've already tried all the tips suggested her… (read more)

Title pretty much covers it: When I try to download .exe files Firefox says "Unknown time remaining - 0 bytes (0 bytes/sec)"

I've already tried all the tips suggested here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/cant-download-or-save-files#w_check-the-downloads-panel-for-blocked-downloads But none of them worked.

The only antivirus software I have installed is Windows defender. I have done a bunch of Firefox refreshes, but to no avail. And I did a fresh install of windows just days ago. I also have a lot of add-ons installed, but I was already having this issue the first time I started Firefox so it can't be them.

The issue seems to be limited to .exe files, but I'm not sure about that.

Asked by LEO96 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to force FireFox to use a default application

Hello, I have two versions of a software that can open files with the same extensions. The problem is that when I go to forums and click on links to open example files, … (read more)

Hello,

I have two versions of a software that can open files with the same extensions.

The problem is that when I go to forums and click on links to open example files, Firefox always uses my 'older' version of the installed program.

I'm trying to get it to use, by default, the more recent one.

In windows, through control panel I've chosen the default application version to use on the desired file extensions.

So by default Windows 'respects' this default, but FireFox doesn't. Is there something I can do to change what FireFox uses?

Asked by Babaj 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to fix "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional"

On one of our machines, we get the message > The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. S… (read more)

On one of our machines, we get the message

> The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.

According to the user, this started after we upgraded the machine to MacOS 10.14 Mojave. We already tried to

  • restart the computer
  • start Firefox in safe mode
  • reinstall Firefox
  • move places.sqlite to have Firefox create a new one
  • create a new profile
  • refresh Firefox
  • granted Firefox full disk access under "System Preferences - Security & Privacy - Privacy"

all without success. I even tried to open places.sqlite with sqlite3, but wasn't able to find any tables, despite the file being +500kb.

The integrity verification of the places database produced the following output:

Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Could not open connection to /home/g001570/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/scuoog8q.default-1541591890759/places.sqlite: 2153971714

> Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

> Task: _refreshUI - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task.

This error code (0x80630002) leads me to "NS_ERROR_STORAGE_IOERR". Is this a correct assumption?

I'm wondering whether there are ways to find the original error that caused Firefox to show this error message (like "could not open file xy"), or is there a debug log that can be used to get more information about this problem? What's also puzzling me is the fact that this error persists even with a new profile or a fresh install.

Any help or advice appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by pvitt 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I get a persistent vertical toolbar on the left with ALL my bookmarks?

I want vertical tabs on the right and vertical bookmarks on the left ALL THE TIME. LEFT and RIGHT are important here, and should not be disregarded. It was perfect back… (read more)

I want vertical tabs on the right and vertical bookmarks on the left ALL THE TIME. LEFT and RIGHT are important here, and should not be disregarded. It was perfect back in firefox 4x, but then something happened. I have something like 700 bookmarks, and it takes forever for them to load from the 'bookmarks' button. I export them to html, which file I use as a home page, but the vertical list on the left is better.

Asked by pmglory 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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The Bookmark Description field disappeared, which is very much needed.

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove … (read more)

I wonder why this very important field is removed. I have over 10 years of information recorded in this field for reference. This seems completely unneccessary to remove it. At least, could you provide an import tools so that user can move those description into some other field in the bookmark?

I saw many people asked this question, and no solution works for me. By exporting the information to a html is not enough, because I need to manually handle over 10 years of description information, which is foolish.

Asked by petpetverygood2 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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why am I getting download failed frequently after I installed new version?

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads th… (read more)

I just installed the new version of FireFox 63.0 (32-bit) and when I download files now I frequently get download failed. When I click on the retry button it downloads the file, but I never had to do that before the new version.

Asked by Woodcock 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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How can the color reproduction of video files be optimized for Firefox?

Hi Firefox community, I have the problem that the color reproduction of videos seems wrong in Firefox. I have done intense testing with different browsers and could impro… (read more)

Hi Firefox community,

I have the problem that the color reproduction of videos seems wrong in Firefox. I have done intense testing with different browsers and could improve color reproduction for IE and Chrome by adding the metadata to the mp4 videos:

matrix coefficients: BT.709, Transfer characteristics: BT.709 Color primaries: BT.709.

Unfortunately these changes do not affect the color reproduction in Firefox. I have compared the color reproduction on an class 1 monitor as well I work in a post production facility. Firefox always differs to the reference using Windows and Mac. On an iPad nevertheless the colors are reproduced correctly in Firefox. Do you have an idea what metadata could be added to videos so that color reproduction gets better on Windows and Mac with Firefox? I have added an example, left Chrome, right Firefox. Thank you in advance.

Best Constantin

Asked by Conito 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Ask to save logins and passwords for websites not checked

I am running with ubuntu 18.04 I know, this is an ongoing thing. I also understand that there are, possibly, other programs that might interfere with Firefox always Aski… (read more)

I am running with ubuntu 18.04

I know, this is an ongoing thing. I also understand that there are, possibly, other programs that might interfere with Firefox always Asking to save logins and passwords for websites. I even understand why other password programs might consider Firefox to be a danger to the security of said passwords.

I, however, want Thunderbird to ask to save regardless of what another program or whatever thinks. Given the number of thoughts on this one I suspect that, eventually, you will figure out a way to simply write it in stone no matter what another program thinks.

I notice that there are command line options. As far as I can tell I can't tell Firefox, when starting, to make sure the Ask to save logins and passwords for websites is checked but could such a thing be possible? This would allow me to add a command line when I start firefox on startup. How about "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites = 1" or, say, add a line like that to the profile page? (that might even be better and then the profile file could become kindofa ini file for users.)

Thank you...............

Just a thought..............

Asked by greg 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can't save html page. "Couldn't be loaded", I found that, all problems in "prefs.js" file. But I can't to find the row to change it.

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings) … (read more)

All problems in %APPDATA% config files. I think, that problems in "pref.js". I tried to do all thing, but helps only when I start clean Firefox(w/ addons and settings)

Asked by DarkDuino 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Another solution waiting for a problem ... How can one suppress the option for "Container Tabs?"

And to add insult to injury, it appears where "Open Link in New Window" used to be. I don't use tabbed browsing. Period. I like to hover over the taskbar and let Windo… (read more)

And to add insult to injury, it appears where "Open Link in New Window" used to be. I don't use tabbed browsing. Period. I like to hover over the taskbar and let Windows tell me that browser window's URL.

If it can't be suppressed -- because each Firefox user doesn't really know _their_ own preferences -- why not place the "Container Tabs" right-click entry, below "Open Link in New Private Window"? Then users desiring to use such *new* functionality, will learn (muscle-memory don'cha know) it as they go.

Every time y'all force me after an update to figure out how to resume using Firefox in the matter to which I'm accustomed, I move one step closer to shifting to Chrome entirely. (I still use Firefox to access YouTube, because up until several days ago, I was able to download content with a Firefox add-on.)

BTW. I tried to upload a screenshot of the image. The progress icon has been turning for minutes ... It might work on Chrome, but the image upload functionality is broken with version 63.0.1 (x64).

Your "Pocket" ... your "Bookshelf" icon ... etc. ... I wish y'all would let me suppress the display the meg@Kewl new stuff, which I never use.

Asked by DisgustedWithNeedlessJunk 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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yahoo search

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my d… (read more)

Hello, Ive got Quantum 63.01 running on macbook pro. Yahoo barging in as the 'default search engine'. I go to my preference page I delete it, google is back to being my default search engine. A few days later, boom- there is yahoo again showing up as the default. This goes on several times a week, and its driving me nuts. If I didnt like yahoo before, I really hate them now. Ive gone through all of your solutions, there is nothing in my extensions or add-ons that shouldnt be there. So why does this continue to happen? I need to get rid of yahoo now. I even ran yahoo through the finder and there is nothing on my laptop for yahoo. Isnt there a script I can look for in firefox that can be deleted or something?? Any and all help is truly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Asked by SunnySkyez 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Fake Adobe PDF addon installs with FF updates

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would… (read more)

Every time FF updates, upon restarting I have a page (URL: https://addonbrowser.com/open-with-adobe-pdf?v=1.2.3&type=install) which looks as if Adobe PDF Reader would be installed. It is trojan malware.

An American female voice invites me to call a phone number to have adware virus removed.

"http://www.ddinbb.ml is requesting your username and password. The site says: “MAC OS is infected with Viruses and other malicious applications. It is necessary to Call Apple Support 0800-404-8452. Viruses must be removed and sys…”"

I have to kill FF and restart again to shut it up.

How can I prevent this page from opening up after every update?

Asked by Head4Heights 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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parameter(about:config) browser.showQuitWarning not there anymore(on firefox 63.0)! why was it removed ?

Firefox version 63.0 Variable not present : browser.showQuitWarning Was present in 62.0.3 (see attachment) Why was it remove ?! Need to kill (crash) my firefox (with … (read more)

Firefox version 63.0 Variable not present : browser.showQuitWarning

Was present in 62.0.3 (see attachment)

Why was it remove ?!

Need to kill (crash) my firefox (with 63.0) in order to keep my tabs open when restarting firefox (or rebooting my Windows)!

Asked by jfvenne.firefox 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks Software-Download from my homepage (False positive detection)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://comp… (read more)

I offer the learning software CompuLearn Englisch. Actually it is not possible to download my software using Firefox. When I try to download this setup-file: https://compulearnonline.de/englisch/CompuLearn_Englisch_Net40_Setup.exe the download is blocked. This is a false positive detection.

What can be done to solve this problem?

Marianne Ottenhaus info@compulearnonline.de www.compulearnonline.de

Asked by Ottenhaus 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago