Windows 10 touch keyboard auto closes in Firefox

Hi I am running Firefox version 84.0.2 on Windows 10 (Build 19042) - Desktop mode I like to use my computer with a mouse only and I use the built in Windows 10 touch keyb… (read more)

Hi I am running Firefox version 84.0.2 on Windows 10 (Build 19042) - Desktop mode I like to use my computer with a mouse only and I use the built in Windows 10 touch keyboard when I need to type something.

My problem is that every time I click on the touch keyboard button (lower right corner of Windows 10) when in Firefox, the touch keyboard opens and then automatically closes. I think this is a problem with Firefox because the touch keyboard works fine in Edge as well as Notepad and other applications

my about:config osk settings are as follows services.sync.prefs.sync.ui.osk.enabled - true ui.osk.detect_physical_keyboard - true ui.osk.enabled - true ui.osk.require_win10 - false

The message that appears under ui.osk.debug.keyboardDisplayReason is the following ui.osk.debug.keyboardDisplayReason - IKPOS: Touch screen not found.

If anyone knows how to fix this, please help

Asked by reldahr 6 days ago

The icon in the tab bar sometimes flashes

Hello. I am using Firefox Nightly. When I browse a page(any page) for a while, the icon in the tab bar will start flashing, and the "Reload" button in the upper left corn… (read more)

Hello. I am using Firefox Nightly. When I browse a page(any page) for a while, the icon in the tab bar will start flashing, and the "Reload" button in the upper left corner will also start flashing. At this point I cannot do anything with the current page. So I was wondering how to solve this problem. Thank you. (I am not a native English speaker, then I may made some mistakes, sorry about that :-(

Asked by Ding_Yichen 6 days ago

Change default keywords for bookmarks *, history ^ and tabs % search shortcuts in the address bar

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar? Is that possible by changing an about:c… (read more)

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar?

Is that possible by changing an about:config setting or using an add-on?

In my case, the default keywords are really inconvenient. With a German keyboard, the ^ character does not appear directly after pressing the key a single time. To enter the keyword for history followed by a space into the address bar, I have to press the ^ key and afterwards two times the space bar on my keyboard. Other users might not know the fastest way of doing it and require even more steps (f.e. pressing ^ twice, then deleting one ^ character and pressing the space bar once).

In general, it would be useful to be able to adjust these keywords to the users' own preferences.

Asked by thefireproject 6 days ago

Cant use tochscreen input on Parrot OS

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issu… (read more)

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issue. I have tried the steps below, any help greatly appreceated. J

about:config in firefox to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled=1 (default is 2). edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf and add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 reboot and restart firefox

Asked by Judoguy12 6 days ago

Video driver crashing after update to 84

I just updated from 55 to 84. Immediately the video driver started crashing. After three crashes, the video driver bans Firefox from using video equipment. It still works… (read more)

I just updated from 55 to 84. Immediately the video driver started crashing. After three crashes, the video driver bans Firefox from using video equipment. It still works but the CPU usage in YouTube is up and the fan is spinning all the time, which it didn't do before the update. I reinstalled video card driver. I reinstalled video accelerator driver. I reinstalled the damn firefox too and then I did a clean installation. NOTHING works. Any advice? Or is it yet another "unexplained" problem that will never be solved?

Asked by Badaboom11 5 days ago

Firefox Keeps Changing Default Program for PDFs

Why is it that Firefox changes the default application for viewing PDFs? I have several machines with Firefox installed and I have one that constantly changes the default… (read more)

Why is it that Firefox changes the default application for viewing PDFs?

I have several machines with Firefox installed and I have one that constantly changes the default PDF viewer from Windows Default to Save - every single day. Very annoying.

Asked by Craig Whittaker 5 days ago

Tabs and toolbars never autohide in fullscreen on Apple Mac

OS: Catalina Model: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) (tested on Macbook pro 2018 and 2011 too) Firefox: 84.0.2 Expected functionality: First expand the window to full screen usi… (read more)

OS: Catalina Model: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) (tested on Macbook pro 2018 and 2011 too) Firefox: 84.0.2

Expected functionality: First expand the window to full screen using the green window control. The expectation is that the tab and tool bars will eventually hide, however firefox implements this - by sliding up when scrolling or just sliding up and autohiding after a short time. The tab bar should then reappear when the mouse move to the top of the screen.

Functionality Observed: Tab and tool bars never autohide. They are always there. The only way to that they hide is when a video (YouTube, Netflix) fullscreen controls are selected. Otherwise they are there on every page and that is not the expected behavior. Id like every page to autohide the top bars (similar to what all tablet/mobile device browsers do).

Settings verified: browser.fullscreen.authide= true (see image). Hide toolbars is checked (see image).

Issue I have found posted on this do not provide a concise reason as to why this behavior exists when all settings are properly set.

Asked by mchizmar 5 days ago

"[Keyword search name] [query]" getting sent to search instead of just query

Hello Folks, I have been using keyword searches setup as bookmarks since Netscape 4 and IE 3. Something like "g" -> google.com/search?query=%s. For some reason, Fire… (read more)

Hello Folks,

I have been using keyword searches setup as bookmarks since Netscape 4 and IE 3. Something like "g" -> google.com/search?query=%s. For some reason, Firefox will sometimes correctly return a search for "test" when typing "g test" but will often return a search for "g test". This is a fairly recent issue with a function that previously worked since the inception of the browser. Why is Firefox misunderstanding the semantics of my keyword search and how do I workaround this bug?

Thanks

Asked by michaelwrightmobile 5 days ago

Windows and Tabs No Longer Saved and Restored, Even With All Add-ons Disabled, Unless I Restart in Safe Mode

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode. - I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences. -… (read more)

After upgrading to FF 84, my previous sessions are no longer saved and restored unless I restart in Safe Mode.

- I have Restore previous session checked in Preferences.

- I have opened new windows and tabs and one by one disabled and restored every add-on that I have had enabled and quit and restarted each time, until every single add-on has been disabled, and still the previous sessions are not saved and restored.

- I have looked in the sessionstore-backups folder with each restart, and there is never any file for the previous sessions in it.

- I have cleared all my cache before quitting and restarting.

- Again, even when there are absolutely no add-ons enabled, the previous session is not saved and not restored.

- Again, only when I restart in Safe Mode is the previous session saved and restored.

What is the solution?

Asked by zillamobster 4 days ago

OSK - onscreen keyboard disappearing on Tablet-PC

I'm running Windows 10 on a Surface Pro like device (it's a Vaio Canvas). I have a bluetooth keyboard that is always connected, but I often just use it as a tablet. I've … (read more)

I'm running Windows 10 on a Surface Pro like device (it's a Vaio Canvas). I have a bluetooth keyboard that is always connected, but I often just use it as a tablet. I've tried disconnecting the physical keyboard but I still get the same behaviour.

Using touchscreen, I select a text box (or URL bar/search box etc), normally the On-screen Keybard (OSK) comes up and lets me type. Right now, with FF it pops up and then promptly disappears.

This makes FF completely unusable using touchscreen/tablet mode. I have switched to using chrome on this device - I've tested other browsers too and none exhibit this behaviour. Could it be my settings?

Asked by J-P 3 days ago

youtube can't be played in full screen mode as "fit to screen"

While using youtube in full screen mode, instead of playing video as "fit to screen", video plays as "zoom to fit". Video zooms to fit the screen and makes part of videos… (read more)

While using youtube in full screen mode, instead of playing video as "fit to screen", video plays as "zoom to fit". Video zooms to fit the screen and makes part of videos invicible.

Is there a way to slove this or please update this in future. Any one facing this issue?

Asked by Jaga 3 days ago

Can't open messages on Facebook.

Just recently (today), when I'm trying to open messages on Facebook, I'm receiving a pop up from Firefox saying they've prevented a pop up from Facebook...and my messages… (read more)

Just recently (today), when I'm trying to open messages on Facebook, I'm receiving a pop up from Firefox saying they've prevented a pop up from Facebook...and my messages aren't opening. This never used to happen. It's new. What's going on? How can I stop this pop up from Firefox so that I can open my Facebook messages?

Asked by finewiney2010 3 days ago

CLamAv found Js.Coinminer.Generic-7132237-0

Hi, I use FireFox (edit - 82.0.4 from LM repos) for my browser when using Linux Mint (I use it on WIn10 as well but this query is specific to LM). I use ClamAV for virus … (read more)

Hi, I use FireFox (edit - 82.0.4 from LM repos) for my browser when using Linux Mint (I use it on WIn10 as well but this query is specific to LM). I use ClamAV for virus scanning. ClamAV has found Js.Coinminer.Generic-7132237-0 in /home/username/.mozilla/firefox/puhh983l.default-release/extensions/adblockultimate@adblockultimate.net.xpi I've searched and found some mention that it might be a false positive but nothing confirming that info so far from my searching. What have I done so far: Done a fresh reinstalled of ClamAV following the ClamAV install procedure. Checked ClamAV is up to date by checking log files and latest available on the ClamAV website. Done a fresh install of FireFox Reinstalled add-ons one by one. ClamAV only finds the Coinminer once Adblock ultimate is installed/added. I'd like to keep Adblock ultimate as it does what I want it to do easily and efficiently but am happy to remove it to avoid the coinminer (if it is a problem and not a false positive) Can you help or have any advice. Thanks

Asked by dhula100 3 days ago

Criterion Channel won't connect to TV when I use Firefox

When I use Firefox, the Criterion Channel won't feed the film to my TV monitor. The message denies access because I'm using an HDMI cable to connect the TV and laptop. I… (read more)

When I use Firefox, the Criterion Channel won't feed the film to my TV monitor. The message denies access because I'm using an HDMI cable to connect the TV and laptop.

I get no such message when I used Safari and can view the film on the same TV monitor connected with the same HDMI to my Macbook Pro. Why does Safari work when Firefox doesn't?

Asked by jbgerman 3 days ago

Upload not working

I am trying to publish designs to amazon and I get the following error message over and over Cookie “session-id” will be soon rejected because it has the “SameSite” attr… (read more)

I am trying to publish designs to amazon and I get the following error message over and over

Cookie “session-id” will be soon rejected because it has the “SameSite” attribute set to “None” or an invalid value, without the “secure” attribute

I can upload to the amazon site but I can't publish.

I have no idea how to fix this quickly. I have a deadline coming up and I so stuck.

Thanks

Asked by kela04 3 days ago

Speed tests shows normal uploads on Firefox and Edge but on Firefox only downloads show 0.0

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spe… (read more)

Good evening. I have run the Ookla speed test through Edge and my download is 212.94 Mbps and my upload is 11.76 Mbps and uses the Spectrum Syracuse Server. Running Spectrum speed test on Edge registers Spectrum Syracuse as the optimum server and download is 236.2 and upload 11.6. Both are using my Spectrum server in Syracuse, NY.

When I run Ookla through Firefox I got 227.17 down and 11.63 up. Spectrum's speed test through Firerefox's Syracuse server 231.8 up and 11.5 down.

However for a while earler this evening when I ran both programs on both browsers and both through Syracuse's servers I was getting downs of 0.0 to 0.7. I reset the modem and router and still had low speeds but shortly after I got the readings I wrote in the first two paragraphs.

What would be the reason for this? Anything particular with Firefox? Something I should look out for in the future? Partially a curiosity while the other part being proactive.

Thanks for anybody who can take time to answer.

Asked by Figureguy 3 days ago

Last reply by Figureguy 2 days ago

I have a big problem, I seem to have lost my emails. I am having 'stroke' memory loss....a little confused....I tried everything I know, (courtesy of you beautiful peeps out there....Help, it's really big mess this time...

Not sure this time.......you guys have helped me before, (thanks heaps...BTW) luckily I did my Banking before it crashed! groan.....my guy has no idea...('cos he's dyslex… (read more)

Not sure this time.......you guys have helped me before, (thanks heaps...BTW) luckily I did my Banking before it crashed! groan.....my guy has no idea...('cos he's dyslexic) ... years ago he did a course, then left it up to me! It's to do with the fact that I didn't understand how to create/data into emails & such in the first place properly...now it's a big mess, plus for the life of me I couldn't remember how to fix up my emails, plus I had that problem of the long string of data that I have 'nursed' & that has now totally disappeared! Not very easy to explain, sorry! I had about 5 years worth, Hmmmmm... But I can't explain where my emails have gone! I do still have a few listed 'bookmarks' in alphabetical order but I don't know how to restore them, (she said hopefully)! I still cannot find out where the emails 'live'.....they seem to have located themselves into a new format! (Oh yeah, about 9 months ago I figured out how to insert a 'NEW FOLDER' ..lol... that really helped.) Sigh...this has taken me about 6 hours to sort out.....I am so very grateful, I hope this time who knows, I might get to flex my Wings!! LOL....SlimSylv.....Happy New Year to you all...Stay Safe......

Asked by SlimSylv 2 days ago

How does omnibox addSuggest work in private mode?

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a… (read more)

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a show a some suggestion.

However, this suggestion feature is not working in private mode. This did not change even if I allowed it to run in a private window. How can I get the omnibox suggestion feature to work in private mode?

Asked by desertpureolive 2 days ago

Last reply by desertpureolive 2 days ago