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Can't open links from other apps, error "Firefox is already running"

I'm running Arch btw, with GNOME Shell 3.38.3 and Firefox 86.0 (64-bit). If I have Firefox already open and I click on a link inside of another app, Firefox displays the … (read more)

I'm running Arch btw, with GNOME Shell 3.38.3 and Firefox 86.0 (64-bit).

If I have Firefox already open and I click on a link inside of another app, Firefox displays the following error message and the link fails to open.

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

However, if I close Firefox and then click the link again, Firefox will correctly open the link.

Asked by jpina452 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 hour ago

Ubuntu Firefox update 85.0 lost my printer

After firefox updated to 85.0 and added a new printer interface it will not print. everything else still prints fine and even when going back to the system dialog box it… (read more)

After firefox updated to 85.0 and added a new printer interface it will not print. everything else still prints fine and even when going back to the system dialog box it still will not print. It acts like it is going to print but nothing prints. I can save it to PDF and print okay but not to my printer directly.

Asked by mrbjnu 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 hours ago

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Multi-account Containers plugin prevents pages from loading

System Information Firefox: version 86.0 Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370 OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 DE: XFCE CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics … (read more)

System Information

  • Firefox: version 86.0
  • Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9370
  • OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64
  • DE: XFCE
  • CPU: Intel i7-8550U (8) @ 4.000GHz
  • GPU: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Multi-account containers: 7.3.0
  • I use Pihole hosted on an RPi.

Problem

For the last few versions, opening Firefox would result in no pages loading. The tabs would keep spinning with no result.

I've disabled plugins to find the cause, and have found that I can't reproduce this issue with no plugins enabled, but can reproduce this issue with only the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin enabled.

This problem also doesn't happen if I delete rm -rf ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/*.default-release before starting Firefox, even with the plugin enabled.

When I have this problem, I can disable the Firefox Multi-account containers plugin to get the tabs to load, and then re-enable it. This implies the plugin is somehow blocking the tabs from loading.

Thank you for taking the time to read this question. Let me know if you would like any more information.

Asked by rubenwardy 16 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

Your browser does not support this function!

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images… (read more)

I installed Lorex security cameras recently. I can access the DVR support box from Firefox and do admin stuff, but I can see no images from the cameras. Instead of images I get the message:

  Your browser does not support this function!

This appears in the sub-window that the current image should appear in. I have installed ffmpeg and gstreamer (libav, ugly and unrar) - all to no avail. I am running Fedora 33 currently patched fully (yesterday).

I find it hard to believe that these images cannot be seen in Firefox. What am I doing wrong????

Asked by rholme 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 23 hours ago

Since getting the update to 86.0 a web page is not being shown as it did.

I have Node-Red and this page was different. Now with 86.0 it looks like this: New layout of page after update The group for MusicPi used to be at the left of the screen … (read more)

I have Node-Red and this page was different.

Now with 86.0 it looks like this:

New layout of page after update

The group for MusicPi used to be at the left of the screen just before BedPi's group.

Yes, there is a problem with the height/size of the groups which is/was a suspect, but thinking about it a bit more: It was working until the upgrade.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Firefox reports incorrect time

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). Th… (read more)

Firefox: latest (86.0 at the moment of posting this question) OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5

Problem: Firefox always reports time (to sites) in UTC (my correct timezone is UTC+7). That refers to site like everytimezone.com.

At the same time, Google Chrome on the same system reports correct time.

System clocks are synced to external time servers, time drift is negligible (if any).

How can one make Firefox report correct time (preferably without any extensions)?

Asked by konstantin2 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Is there a way to disable Firefox's ability to download from about:config vs downloading an extension?

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated. I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Fi… (read more)

Hello everyone! thank you for your assistance and expertise ahead of time as any help is heavily appreciated.

I've been trying to find a way to disabled downloading in Firefox all together. The reason for this is per my organization's requests. As they do not want users downloading anything what so ever.

I've found extensions that can do this, however since I'm tweaking a profile in which is shared amongst all users. Its not the best solution since I have to manually check the add-ons on every time I make a new user profile.

Is there by any chance a means for me to disable downloading as a whole within either userChrome.css or about:config?

Any help again is greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Suddenly Firefox created an extra empty window which cannot be closed

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large am… (read more)

I guess it was the update to Firefox v. 86.0 here on Ubuntu that made Firefox create an extra empty window beside the session I always (re)open, which contains a large amount of tabs. When I try to close the empty window Firefox gives a warning, that this will close my (many) tabs. That doesn't make much sense to me. And when another app, like Thunderbird, opens an URL, it is opened in the new empty window. I can add that I use some add-ons like Simple Tab Groups, Vertical Tabs Reloaded, AdBlock Plus and NoScript.

Asked by Henrik R. 3 days ago

Last reply by Henrik R. 2 days ago

Move Tab: Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn No Longer Works After Firefox Update

Hi. I'm currently using Firefox 86.0 in Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit) and for aeons I've been using Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn to move tabs left and right, but a couple of updat… (read more)

Hi. I'm currently using Firefox 86.0 in Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 64-bit) and for aeons I've been using Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn to move tabs left and right, but a couple of updates ago I lost the ability to do so. Actually, I should say using the LEFT Ctrl and Shift buttons no longer works, as I ended up trying the right ones and I can still re-order tabs that way. However, I'm just so used to having my left hand working on that side of the keyboard, I always automatically press the left Ctrl+Shift, so I'd really like to get back to how things were until very recently. I was hoping doing another update to 86.0 yesterday would fix it, but it hasn't so here I am.

I've searched all over the web for a remedy, but all I see is people repeating the key combo, people recommending extensions that no longer exist (and I don't really want to install addons for something that used to be the default). I have not installed any addons for ages, have not tinkered with any settings (I can't even find any for key bindings) - all I did was let my system update Firefox, and that key combo was gone. (Note: since my system and apps get updated together, I can't actually be certain with was updating Firefox that did this, but I see no changed keyboard behavior elsewhere).

If anyone knows how to fix this, like a key in about:config or whatever, please let me know. PS: While searching the web, I've seen a lot of talk about related (Ctrl+Shift) combos I've never used - like Ctrl+Shift+ End to move the tab to the very end - and none of them work; the only Ctrl+Shift combo that works, and only with the right Ctrl+Shift, is Ctrl+Shift+ PgUp/PgDn for moving tabs left and right. I thought I should add that just in case it's related.

Asked by FireDemon Frank 2 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 2 days ago

bookmarks, passwords

I updated Firefox, following instructions to save bookmarks and passwords, synching with another device and now it is all gone - no book marks, etc. Is it recoverable? … (read more)

I updated Firefox, following instructions to save bookmarks and passwords, synching with another device and now it is all gone - no book marks, etc. Is it recoverable?

Asked by petro_08332 2 days ago

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Can one hide the Minimize button on the header bar.

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization. I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to pre… (read more)

Hello everyone, I'm working on customizing the Firefox experience for users within my organization.

I have to really limit their access. One of those requests were to prevent users from minimizing their active Firefox window.

I've found articles like the one below that show how to hide all the buttons: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/906698

However it does not suit the purpose. since it removes all of them and only on full screen.

Is there a way I can just hide the minimize button so that the user can just hide the minimize button?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Gpx45 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Cannot change default search engine from DuckDuckGo to something else

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo. After changing the default search engine in Preferences->… (read more)

Even in safe mode, I cannot make a change to my default search engine stick; it always reverts to DuckDuckGo.

After changing the default search engine in Preferences->Search to, say, Ecosia Search, typing a space character in the address+search bar goes from a generic world favicon to DuckDuckGo. Restarting with a cleared cache doesn't help.

None of my addons are related to search except Ecosia Search. Even with Ecosia Search removed, I get the same behavior, the default search engine reverts to DuckDuckGo. In any case, safe mode with all addons disabled doesn't change that behavior.

If i remove DuckDuckGo from the list of search engines, I cannot search at all and I cannot choose a default search enigne from the drop down list in Preferences->Search.

Note that I can always choose an alternate search engine in the drop down search menu, and that works. Setting a default search engine doesn't work.

Any suggestions on how to make a search engine other than DuckDuckGo be my default search engine would be appreciated. As a bonus, an explanation of why I'm having this difficulty would be wonderful.

TIA.

Asked by Vladimir G. Ivanović 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

Persistent Find Bar

I was wondering if their was a way to switch the find bar bar back to the old way of searching. The way it is now is annoying. When I use find it's usually the same searc… (read more)

I was wondering if their was a way to switch the find bar bar back to the old way of searching. The way it is now is annoying. When I use find it's usually the same search across multiple tabs. Now I have to open the find in each tab and if I change the find in one tab it doesn't change across the other find bars so I now have to change each individually. Thanks.

Asked by lumania 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Link is bad on Firefox but not on Chrome

This link fails on Firefox but works on Chrome. Why? https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/labor-law-is-broken-economist-says/?te=1&nl=paul-krugman&emc=e… (read more)

This link fails on Firefox but works on Chrome. Why? https://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/labor-law-is-broken-economist-says/?te=1&nl=paul-krugman&emc=edit_pk_20210303

The Firefox failure message is: Error 503 first byte timeout

Asked by Jonathan Ryshpan 4 days ago

Last reply by brisu 4 days ago

No longer able to print

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending… (read more)

Started yesterday March 1st. Linux Mint Firefox 86 Brother HLL 2300 printer

Was working fine day before. Went to print and it stops after (it appears) to start sending to the printer. Pops up an error message. Run diagnose and it returns with "The printers state message is "Filter Failed"

Prints fine with any other browser of software.

I have tired all the reset printers instructions on here. Including editing the config file.

Asked by Kudzu 4 days ago

Last reply by Kudzu 4 days ago

WebRTC screenshare combining all monitors to single in dualhead configuration X11 Archlinux

When I try to share one of my monitor's via WebRTC (e.g. https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/Pluginfree-Screen-Sharing) the options are the open windows and "share full scr… (read more)

When I try to share one of my monitor's via WebRTC (e.g. https://www.webrtc-experiment.com/Pluginfree-Screen-Sharing) the options are the open windows and "share full screen", which is a combination of both my monitors. (1280x1024 and 1920x1080) I tested this with firefox 86.0 and firefox-nightly 88.0a1.20210301. To ensure it aren't addon's or a weird setting that I made that stop the screen sharing I used the command "firefox-nightly --profile /tmp/firefox-test" I use Arch-Linux with i3 as window manager with the X11 Server. I would except to be able to select the individual monitor's instead of the combination of all.

Asked by Donald4444 4 days ago

Why do you archive threads before fixing the issue???

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?… (read more)

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?

I find it really bad, if i post a bug and you just archive without even try to fix the problem! It makes me extremely angry! Bad behavior!

Please stop that and re-open the case.

Jan Ps. same system (Lenovo Thinkpad X300 with Xubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit (account A) )now running Firefox 85.0.1 64bit can now print, I can't find any mentioning in release notes to how previous version 75.0 and now this one is different and why this one now can print.

It would be nice to get this solved, since other people here has had this one too and it seems to jump between versions and OS(linux an windows).

edited broken link

Asked by insomniacno1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by insomniacno1 4 days ago