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Shortcut Creation for Ubuntu 20.04.1

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method [Support - Create a des… (read more)

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method

From my research it looks this is supposed to work with Ubuntu as well? It is not working for me, is this possible?

Asked by Justin Reina 5 months ago

Last reply by anilvijay5100 2 days ago

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Firefox Developer Edition and Regular FireFox on Manjaro Gnome linux keeps asking to install video codex

I am having issues playing back video on certain sites using both FireFox Developer edition and Regular Fire Fox Every time I try to play a video on these sites I get th… (read more)

I am having issues playing back video on certain sites using both FireFox Developer edition and Regular Fire Fox

Every time I try to play a video on these sites I get the messages at the top saying [ To play video, you may need to isntall the required video codecs ]

FireFox Developer edition: Version: 89.0b4 Fire Fox: Version 88.0

Sites I have having issues with - Hulu - Twitter - Discord

These sites work with Google Chrome but I really don’t want to have to use those sites for video play. Any help would be appreciated.

Operating System: Manjaro Gnome Linux Graphics Card: NVIDIA Ge Force gt 1030

Asked by Vega Codex 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Recover Bookmarks and Settings from Firefox 44.0

I am installing Firefox version 88.0 on an Ubuntu Linux version 15.04 system. Currently, I had, Firefox version 44.0. I am installing from the downloaded tar file as fol… (read more)

I am installing Firefox version 88.0 on an Ubuntu Linux version 15.04 system. Currently, I had, Firefox version 44.0. I am installing from the downloaded tar file as follows:

/home/paulr/firefox/firefox -ProfileBuilder

How do I recover my bookmarks and settings at this point ?

What happened is Firefox came up and asked me to sign in to my account. I didn't have one so I created one and am signed into it now. I don't have another Firefox account to sync with.

Asked by paulr1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox built-in PDF viewer's display bug on Japanese and Chinese

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-a… (read more)

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-arphic-uming, but it still displays improperly. By the way, it can displays Japanese and Chinese in html correctly.

Asked by wyt94yx 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

Suggesting feature

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox? I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookm… (read more)

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox?

I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookmarks folde little confiusung sometimes and detecting whether a folder or name due to themes.

I want to select folder color and title color.

I can't find a way for suggesting way. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/966900 this topic not- up to date. I couldn't found help section.

whatever, How can i sent this request to dev-ops team?

Asked by maxemilian 6 days ago

Close multiple tabs menu

Hi there, I was wondering for the past few months if there is maybe someone at Firefox DEV/UI team who so much hates the Close multiple tabs menu item, that slowly but su… (read more)

Hi there,

I was wondering for the past few months if there is maybe someone at Firefox DEV/UI team who so much hates the Close multiple tabs menu item, that slowly but surely is getting to disappear?

  1. In the good ol days there was a separate menu item Close Tabs To The Right under the tab right click menu. Which was very useful and I used it a lot.
  2. Then this developer/designer from above, or some political committee decided that to remove that one and to put it as a submenu under a new menu item Close Multiple Tabs. That was outrageous, but I said well, maybe they have some weird reason behind this change so I should probably get used to the new version. In the end the Close Tabs To The Right menu item was still first in the list.
  3. Then since last week or two, I realized that this evil entity above decided to set the Close Tabs To The Right to be the second one in the list under the submenu! And this is too much! I've made like countless mistakes of closing the very important tabs on the left for the past few days by just wrongly assuming I'l clicking the right submenu item.

So guys and gals or aliens or whatever you are, what are you trying to do? Ruin the browser on purpose?

I'm using the Firefox for decades as my main browser, but it is getting worst and worst with every new release. And the reasons to still stay with it are diminishing. Which is sad...

Asked by zoran.tanevski 6 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 days ago

Mint 19.3+Firefox 88 crashes in Yahoo

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD … (read more)

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD and cursor are frozen. This has been going on since last FF update, maybe even the one before. Plug-ins are uBlock Origin and Video DownloadHelper. Anyone else experience this?

Asked by ron.press 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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WebGL stopped working after the Firefox 88 upgrade

Per the title, webgl suddenly stopped working a couple days ago. The error seems to be: WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creatio… (read more)

Per the title, webgl suddenly stopped working a couple days ago. The error seems to be:

WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.

I'm on Ubuntu 21.04 (X, not wayland) with an nvidia graphics card. The "share data" below seems comprehensive, but let me know if any other info will help.

Asked by john588 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

Want to control the order in which add-ons have access to page source

Hi. Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't suppor… (read more)

Hi.

Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't support HTTPS.

I have both ClearURLs and "HTTPS Everywhere" installed, and I hypothesize that if "ClearURLs" could remove strip the surrounding tracking URL from the embedded real URL, most real sites would work without complaint.

Can I somehow tell Firefox to apply "ClearURLs" before "HTTPS Everywhere", so that "HTTPS Everywhere" operates on the sanitized real address? (Or am I interpreting the situation wrongly?)

Thanks for your help.

Warmly, Pete

Asked by peter.j.riches 4 days ago

Interface deadlocking upon deletion of large number of history entires

Steps to reproduce 1. Open the history sidebar (on Win/Linux: Ctrl+H). 2. Enter a search string that returns many results (e.g. facebook.com). 3. Select all results (C… (read more)

    1. Steps to reproduce

1. Open the history sidebar (on Win/Linux: Ctrl+H). 2. Enter a search string that returns many results (e.g. facebook.com). 3. Select all results (Ctrl + A), and delete them all (Delete) 4. Notice that the main thread hangs until the deletion is complete (in my case, > 30 seconds)

    1. Expected behaviorOS:

The deletion should be not cause the rest of the application to deadlock.

    1. Other info

OS: Manjaro i3, but IIRC it was also present on Ubuntu. Firefox version: 88.0 (64-bit), but has been present for as long as I can remember (at least a year).

Asked by Wilhelm 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

Unable to download or upload files on Firefox

I'm using Firefox 88.0-2 installed on Debian 10 using snap. When i try to upload any file it just doesn't show the file selection window. When i try to download any file … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 88.0-2 installed on Debian 10 using snap.

When i try to upload any file it just doesn't show the file selection window. When i try to download any file it shows the window where it asks what you want to do with this file but doesn't download it when i select the save option. I tried changing the download location, clearing the download history, clearing the settings of firefox handles different types of files and also resetting firefox.

Also firefox creates a folder 'firefox.tmp' in downloads folder on my machine. Even if delete it, it gets created again when i start firefox.

Anyone else facing this issue or any idea how to tackle it ?

Asked by Mr. Pool 4 days ago

Last reply by Vper3495 4 days ago

Feature Request: Password protect "Logins and Passwords"

First off, I tried to submit this using the "Submit Feedback" feature of the browser, but it's disabled right now, so I can't. Hopefully this works, or someone can tell m… (read more)

First off, I tried to submit this using the "Submit Feedback" feature of the browser, but it's disabled right now, so I can't. Hopefully this works, or someone can tell me another way to request a feature from the developers.

I also know that I can use the Master Password feature to protect my passwords, but that's too extreme for my liking. I'm looking for a middle ground, where I don't have to enter my master password every time I want to use the browser, but I do want to enter it as a requirement for viewing my passwords in plain text.

Master password also seems to be blocking automatic log in on a lot of websites, so it is doubly annoying. :)

I've seen other people mention they would like this as well, so I think it would be a good thing to implement, which really wouldn't be too difficult to do.

Asked by nik16 4 days ago

Last reply by nik16 3 days ago

read streaming text from a javascript output

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as peop… (read more)

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as people transmit on their amateur radios. Is it somehow possible to capture that information stream in real-time?

My intent is to use a shell script for further processing.

Thank you.

Asked by rusytravis19 4 days ago

How to customize picture-in-picture default size of the video?

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small … (read more)

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small again. The proportions of the window are also useless for most YT vids.

Basically, every time I use picture-in-picture I have to resize it. This is tirin. Is there a way to customize the start size of it like:

- set start size ...x... - remember the last size - auto-size based on the video proportions, set to 1/4 or 1/5 or 1/3, etc.

and so on.

Currently this picture in picture is more annoying then helpful because it require constant manipulation of the picture size. Annoying as hell.

Asked by Michał 3 days ago

Have to click twice on tabs, and menu

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions. When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but… (read more)

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions.

When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but then after a little bit, I need to click tabs twice for me to go to the page. It then sometimes go away for a few minutes, and then comes back.

Sometimes, it's just my mouse that triggers this behavior, but other times, it is both mouse and touchpad. This is not a problem that occurs when using other browsers or programs on my computer.

If I start firefox in safe mode, it's back to normal for a few minutes, but then the issue starts again.

Also, if I click "settings" in the top right, it quickly appears and disappears, making it really hard to access the settings

Asked by sejsbo 3 days ago

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Fonts too bold on certain sites

Introduction So I learned the hard way to never run sudo apt remove python3 on an ubuntu system. I'm running Linuxlite (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) on a dell desktop (unsure of t… (read more)

Introduction So I learned the hard way to never run sudo apt remove python3 on an ubuntu system. I'm running Linuxlite (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) on a dell desktop (unsure of the model).

The Problem After looking at some guides and upgrading the operating system, I managed to get most of the fonts to display correctly. Sites with certain kinds of text still appear to be "too bold" (see images).

""What I've tried"" The command actually removed Mozilla, so I had to reinstall it. Updating it also didn't fix the problem. I have messed around with the font settings and nothing changed. It seems that only Mozilla is doing this because the Brave browser displays the fonts correctly. Other than that, I haven't really done all that much. Also the font as I write this is normal.

Thanks for your consideration!

Asked by maximorainwater9 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

[URGENT] Two-Factor issue and too long recovery key

I have a following issue: I remember my account's password, but I had lost a two-factor auth code due a hardware crash and can't thereof login. I attempted to use a recov… (read more)

I have a following issue: I remember my account's password, but I had lost a two-factor auth code due a hardware crash and can't thereof login. I attempted to use a recovery code, but it's much longer then 10 characters (it has the length of 32 characters with does not work after entering into the code field). How can I access my account in this case?

I currently use Firefox 87

Asked by Mcgiwer 3 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

Unable to watch live YouTube videos

Ever since installed Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (& latter upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), I am unable to watch YT live videos! Below are the screenshots of the issue & a… (read more)

Ever since installed Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (& latter upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), I am unable to watch YT live videos! Below are the screenshots of the issue & a test page report.

Asked by contact.rishikmr 2 days ago

Firefox insanley lagging in Ubuntu 21.04 LTS

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application… (read more)

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application menu. I recently moved from windows to Ubuntu, no such lag or delay was there in windows.

What I tried- I tried to troubleshoot this problem with the help of troubleshooter present in Firefox and used the 'Refresh Firefox' option but still it was lagging too much. I also tried to remove all add-ons but still it was of no use. My system is fast enough to handle Firefox.

Asked by jackhammervyom 2 days ago