Squid proxy with FFox needs to be stopped and restared when opening the browser.

I'm using FFox devloper 77.0b9 with squid, set via squid man Squid is running, but when I run FF it can't find a connection, until I stop and restart squid. I've noticed … (read more)

I'm using FFox devloper 77.0b9 with squid, set via squid man Squid is running, but when I run FF it can't find a connection, until I stop and restart squid.

I've noticed this over several past updates.

Asked by Mog933 6 days ago

Firefox hangs when I press XF86Calculator / XF86Mail (special Calculator/Mail buttons)

I have a few special buttons on my keyboard (Calculator / Mail). I've set them (on lxde-rc.xml) to run a simple bash script (Volume up / down using pactl). Unfortunately,… (read more)

I have a few special buttons on my keyboard (Calculator / Mail). I've set them (on lxde-rc.xml) to run a simple bash script (Volume up / down using pactl). Unfortunately, I've noticed that only on Firefox hangs when I press these buttons (tested with terminal/slack/IDEs/Chrome, no issues). It's a ~2 seconds hang that prevents me from doing anything (tried scrolling/typing/clicking, nothing).

Any way to see what is actually happening / disable this behavior?

Asked by Asaf 6 days ago

Computer crashed, Firefox history is gone and will not be saved

Hi everybody, I'm running Firefox 77.0 on my 2014 rMBP with OSX 10.11.6. A few hours ago my OS crashed and I reset my computer. Once I did this, I opened everything back … (read more)

Hi everybody, I'm running Firefox 77.0 on my 2014 rMBP with OSX 10.11.6. A few hours ago my OS crashed and I reset my computer. Once I did this, I opened everything back as it was pre-crash and all my Firefox tabs and absolutely everything else loaded correctly except for my history.

Every time I type a word, no previously visited URLs will load up in my URL field, I checked my History and it seems to have deleted 99% of every site I've visited. The recently closed tabs and windows are still there, and I can reload them if I press cmd+shift+t, however the rest of my actual history seems to be gone. I've reset (normally) my computer a couple more times, repaired disk permissions and whatnot and for some reason it won't even save whatever other sites I've now visited since it was wiped. Am I screwed here?

Asked by nodigits 2 days ago

Last reply by nodigits 2 days ago

Difference between application and plugin in Firefox?

This is not a practical question (I'm sorry). I'd just like to understand. A few years ago, it was necessary to install a plugin in order to playback a video (for instanc… (read more)

This is not a practical question (I'm sorry). I'd just like to understand.

A few years ago, it was necessary to install a plugin in order to playback a video (for instance the VLC-web-plugin). Nowadays, plugins are not necessary. You can just assign an application such as VLC player to a specific file type (In Firefox -> Options -> General -> Applications you can choose which file type is opened with which application). But whats the technical difference between VLC installed on operating system level and VLC as a web-plugin of Firefox? Both are external programs (locally installed) started from within the browser.

I know, that it is the goal of web2.0 to get rid of the plugins, as they are security risks and not user-friendly. However, what is the difference if I can assign an external program to render the file? Is it maybe, that only the plugins such as flash and shockwave can change the html-code on the client side and make the website interactive (and more insecure)?

Asked by crockcxx 1 day ago

Last reply by crockcxx 1 day ago

Is there any way to make Mozilla Firefox automatically rename downloaded files of the same name like Chrome does?

When I right-click on an image in Chrome, and choose `save as`, it doesn't ask me for a new file name if a file with the same name exists in the folder. It just adds a `(… (read more)

When I right-click on an image in Chrome, and choose `save as`, it doesn't ask me for a new file name if a file with the same name exists in the folder. It just adds a `(1)` suffix to the filename automatically. However, in Firefox, it asks me to type a new file name if the directory contains a file with the same name. Is there any under-the-hood switch to fix this behavior? ( BTW my download option is set to "Save files to Downloads without asking me every time" ) Sounds like a simple problem but imagine you need to download 100 images from a web page and every file on the server is named `image.jpg`.

Asked by taseron 1 day ago

Last reply by taseron 19 hours ago

youtube videos not loading, only spinning circle || issue after latest update

since update I can't open you tube videos, site is working & can search get previews but when click to open it don't play only try to load & keeps spinning circle… (read more)

since update I can't open you tube videos, site is working & can search get previews but when click to open it don't play only try to load & keeps spinning circle on black background. Cleared cache & cookies, deleted temp files, refresh Firefox but no help. Not using any add-on other than anti virus (updated), no plug-in used. No issue with other sites only concern is you tube video not playing. However, in private window video is playing without any problem. Other browser working fine, facing this issue after latest update - 77.0.1 (64-bit). No issue before update.

Asked by Sunil Kinra 22 hours ago

Last reply by Sunil Kinra 15 hours ago

Open the payload of a HTTP error

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is t… (read more)

I'm a software developer working on backend services, always juggling between Firefox and Chrome (because none of them fully satisfy my needs). What I need from them is to behave the way it will be most practical for me, which isn't necessarily aligned with the majority of users.

My current problem is this. I work with APIs which in my daily work often return various HTTP errors. These errors also contain a payload which describes the problem in detail. I want to be able to see this payload easily in the browser. Yes, I can use other tools like Postman for this (which I do), but for simple GET requests without special request headers it would be much more practical to just use a browser.

Currently, when my API opens an error (for example a 400 Bad Request), Firefox decides to just silently go back into the previous page (undos the URL change). If I open the Network tab in the Web Developer view, I can however see the failing response with all of its details. Still, this is too impractical for me.

BTW, the response contains a custom Content-Type which isn't recognized by Firefox by default. But Firefox isn't downloading the payload as a file (like it would usually do for a successful page load of an unknown Content-Type), it just silently doesn't do anything. I've installed an extension to handle my custom Content-Types (called "Open in Browser"), but since Firefox isn't attempting to open this one, I can't use it in this case.

So, how can I force Firefox to stay on that URL and show the response payload in the window? If not in vanilla Firefox, any plugins? I've already kind of spent too much time on this for my liking. :/

Asked by marko.vodanovic 14 hours ago

Last reply by marko.vodanovic 12 hours ago

Crashing constantly since 76 update

Hi, I'm really annoyed and even think about dropping firefox completely... There's nothing much to add: it simply crashing randomly. Sites crashing as well as entire brow… (read more)

Hi, I'm really annoyed and even think about dropping firefox completely...

There's nothing much to add: it simply crashing randomly. Sites crashing as well as entire browser...

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Asked by cyberpooh 4 days ago

Last reply by cyberpooh 10 hours ago

Browser.urlbar.maxRichResults command not work at new URL bar?

So this value at my settings is 10. But when i click in the url bar shows only 8 saved page. Changing this value no effect anymore. How can i set to show again 10 saved p… (read more)

So this value at my settings is 10. But when i click in the url bar shows only 8 saved page. Changing this value no effect anymore. How can i set to show again 10 saved page?

Asked by dency01 16 hours ago

Last reply by dency01 8 hours ago

All webpages continue scrolling after I've taken my fingers off the touchpad

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1. When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fin… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1.

When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fingers off the touchpad, the page keeps scrolling until it slowly slows down and eventually stops or hits the end of the page. It doesn't then stop when I place my fingers back on the touchpad, so it just carries on regardless to another part of the page. It's ludicrous as it just goes past whatever I'm trying to look at! If I keep my fingers on the touchpad it stays put but as soon as I take them off, it's off on it's jollies again.

Is there anyway to disable this? I've unchecked smooth scrolling and autoscrolling. I've never had Firefox behave like this before on any Linux distro.

Asked by firefox739 12 hours ago

Last reply by firefox739 7 hours ago

Firefox 77 opens to newtab page instead of homepage

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that eve… (read more)

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that every time. I have cleared the cache and it will work once or twice only then back to the newtab page.

Asked by densyl93 1 day ago

Last reply by densyl93 6 hours ago

none of the add ons work in my address bar

= i ran cc clkeaner and none of my addons work in my address bar how do i get them to work again even after i log of and log back on and refresh firefox nothing w… (read more)

= i ran cc clkeaner and none of my addons work in my address bar how do i get them to work again

even after i log of  and log back on  and refresh firefox   nothing works

Asked by Mary 14 hours ago

Last reply by Mary 4 hours ago

I get verification failed error on iCloud website

I only get this error with Firefox, not other browsers. I tried to clear all history, cookies etc and disabled my extensions. Still got this error. It started after I upd… (read more)

I only get this error with Firefox, not other browsers. I tried to clear all history, cookies etc and disabled my extensions. Still got this error. It started after I updated Firefox to the last version.

Asked by merveb.duman 6 days ago

Last reply by merveb.duman 6 days ago

twitch stream watching

hey, i got a little problem when watching twitch streams. In the league of legends section there is the opportunity to see live information with the LOL live tracker. … (read more)

hey,

i got a little problem when watching twitch streams. In the league of legends section there is the opportunity to see live information with the LOL live tracker. for me is just wont work on firefox, even in private mode. On safari the extension works fine.

thanks

Asked by maxjaccuse 6 days ago

Last reply by maxjaccuse 6 days ago

Lastpass needs to be authincated every day

Usually lastpass stays logged on for a month at a time. Now it needs to be reauthorized with my yubico key everyday. Where do I tell firefox to allow lastpass to stay lo… (read more)

Usually lastpass stays logged on for a month at a time. Now it needs to be reauthorized with my yubico key everyday. Where do I tell firefox to allow lastpass to stay logged on each time I open Firefox? Since the lastpass is a app, I don't know how to tell firefox to let it stay on between uses?

Asked by larry8989 6 days ago