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Browsing history

The browsing history works fine, with one exception: once you click on an older link to reuse it or even to simply look at it, the older link is removed an replaced by th… (read more)

The browsing history works fine, with one exception: once you click on an older link to reuse it or even to simply look at it, the older link is removed an replaced by the new one.

This is very disturbing whenever you need the older link's timestamp as a proof you accessed the corresponding page at a given time.

Is there any possibility for the user to avoid this behavior?

Asked by pebredai 2 hours ago

How to transfer tabs from firefox to another firefox on the same dual boot laptop

How to transfer tabs from Firefox to another Firefox on the same dual boot laptop going from Window 10 to Linux MInt 20. And the history of those tabs also, if possible.… (read more)

How to transfer tabs from Firefox to another Firefox on the same dual boot laptop going from Window 10 to Linux MInt 20. And the history of those tabs also, if possible.

Asked by jbsmwd 9 hours ago

Pocket

is there a way to use the add to pocket shortcut in the address bar as a link to your pocket page without adding a page to your list. if not, why? and where do i send fea… (read more)

is there a way to use the add to pocket shortcut in the address bar as a link to your pocket page without adding a page to your list. if not, why? and where do i send feature requests?

Asked by Sameer of the BOONIES 21 hours ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 10 hours ago

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Updated to Firefox 81.0 but credit card autofill is still missing from Options/Preferences menu

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu. I followed the instructi… (read more)

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu.

I followed the instructions from here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

Yes, I am located in the US.

Asked by Mr.K 15 hours ago

Answered by Mr.K 14 hours ago

disabling private browsing using `policies.json` seems not work

I followed https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229792#question-reply about, disabling private browsing using `policies.json`, but that seems not work. PS: am usi… (read more)

I followed https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229792#question-reply about, disabling private browsing using `policies.json`, but that seems not work.

PS: am using ubuntu 18.04

Asked by lubegasimon 5 days ago

Last reply by lubegasimon 15 hours ago

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unable to logon to credit union

I have used Firefox to access my credit union website. This has worked fine until recently. It might be the install of Firefox 80 that caused my problems. The website req… (read more)

I have used Firefox to access my credit union website. This has worked fine until recently. It might be the install of Firefox 80 that caused my problems.

The website requests uid followed by page for password. Entering password takes me back to a page to enter uid. This goes on for several iterations until I finally get in to the site or I give up and go to Chrome.

My environment is Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia/ Firefox Release 80.0 August 25, 2020.

I have no add-ons in Firefox. I apparently have a Shockwave plugin.

Asked by hcm465 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

If a someone I do know pops up by their facebook log on name does this mean they have accessed my computer information?I never searched for them on facebook

by allowing me to understand if someone who I do know pops up when I do a search for a town where I once lived. I have never serched for this person on the internet or… (read more)

by allowing me to understand if someone who I do know pops up when I do a search for a town where I once lived. I have never serched for this person on the internet or facebook

Asked by gcalhoun142 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 hours ago

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PDF reader theme in FF 81

With FF 81, I see the PDF reader has switched to a light theme, and I don't see a way to switch back to dark theme, the way it was before. How do I do it? Thanks. … (read more)

With FF 81, I see the PDF reader has switched to a light theme, and I don't see a way to switch back to dark theme, the way it was before. How do I do it?

Thanks.

Asked by Jeenu 18 hours ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 17 hours ago

Firefox 81 on Linux and hardware acceleration supposedly on by default

Even though Firefox 80 and 81 release notes doesn't say anything, many websites stated that hardware acceleration on Linux X11 was introduced in Firefox 80, but disabled … (read more)

Even though Firefox 80 and 81 release notes doesn't say anything, many websites stated that hardware acceleration on Linux X11 was introduced in Firefox 80, but disabled by default, while it was enabled by default in Firefox 81.

This is what I see in my about:config and, honestly, it's definitely unclear (using Firefox 81, of course):

HW_COMPOSITING available by default / blocked by env: Acceleration blocked by platform OPENGL_COMPOSITING unavailable by default: Hardware compositing is disabled WEBRENDER opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED available by default / denied by env: Not on allowlist WEBRENDER_COMPOSITOR disabled by default: Disabled by default WEBRENDER_ANGLE opt-in by default: WebRender ANGLE is an opt-in feature WEBRENDER_DCOMP_PRESENT opt-in by default: WebRender DirectComposition is an opt-in feature OMTP available by default WEBGPU disabled by default: Disabled by default / blocked by runtime: WebGPU can only be enabled in nightly

What should I understand from this? Sounds like it's all DISABLED on my system (Linux Mint 18.3, based on Ubuntu 16.04, Intel Haswell integrated GPU). Why!?

Also, what is the right way to enable some hardware acceleration now? OpenGL, WebRender, FFMPEG/VAAPI... it's a real mess. Until some versions ago, I simply used layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true and this enabled OpenGL hardware compositing. But what is the right way to do it now?

Why can't Firefox developers simply add an option in Preferences to enable or disable hardware acceleration!? The only current option "use hardware acceleration when available" doesn't mean anything. I have been using OpenGL hardware compositing with layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true for years with no issues at all, yet Firefox always decided that I should not use any kind of hardware acceleration on my system... Quite disappointing.

Asked by mauromol 21 hours ago

Printing gets chopped off after first page

I'm trying to print this page (https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin.html), but firefox only prints out the first page, then stops. (Here's a small test version of the s… (read more)

I'm trying to print this page (https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin.html), but firefox only prints out the first page, then stops. (Here's a small test version of the same page: https://eecaunt.github.io/kanji-sakuin-small.html)

You can see in the picture that it gets cut off.

Here's the pdf of the picture: https://mega.nz/file/6wwBUIaC#swNET5o7oGArqOuhxLqGhsPKElxznIe2aqvI0TFKO5E

If you see weird overlapping text, then just reload the page. idk why firefox sometimes doesnt finish loading the page…

As an aside: How do I keep the local links (that are in the webpage) in the PDF that Firefox generates?

Asked by əkaunt 1 week ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 22 hours ago

Arrow buttons in kiosk mode

I am planning to use firefox on a touch activated information display. Is it possible to show the basic navigation buttons (back and fourth) in a full screen scenario (ki… (read more)

I am planning to use firefox on a touch activated information display.

Is it possible to show the basic navigation buttons (back and fourth) in a full screen scenario (kiosk mode for example)?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by st170001 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 23 hours ago

Some videos does not play saying "you'r browser is not supported".

I am using the new openSUSE 15.2 for quite some days now. But when I try to watch stream on youtube the video does not show up instead it says "Your browser does not curr… (read more)

I am using the new openSUSE 15.2 for quite some days now. But when I try to watch stream on youtube the video does not show up instead it says "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available ". The same happens with some videos on youtube with same message. On twitch I get a error saying "This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser". I tried to install the official Firefox 80.1 too but was stopped with the same result.

Asked by aadeebmonowar 3 days ago

Last reply by Greymagic27 1 day ago

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Pdf forms firefox 81

A new feature of firefox 81 says the pdf viewer can be used to fill out fillable pdf forms now. But when clicking on a field on a pdf form, I get the message "This docume… (read more)

A new feature of firefox 81 says the pdf viewer can be used to fill out fillable pdf forms now. But when clicking on a field on a pdf form, I get the message "This document contains forms. The filling of form fields is not supported". Is there something I need to enable?

Asked by alan120 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Firefox relay isn't working

Firefox relay isn't working at all. I wanted to test the service, so I created a ProtonMail and PayPal account to give it a shot. I set up my newly created ProtonMail as … (read more)

Firefox relay isn't working at all. I wanted to test the service, so I created a ProtonMail and PayPal account to give it a shot. I set up my newly created ProtonMail as my primary e-mail address on my Firefox account, so that relay forwards e-mails to that address. I then created a PayPal account using one of relay's e-mails. That went no issues. Then when PayPal asked me to confirm my e-mail address, things went south. Despite relay's counter of "forwarded e-mails" going up, nothing was showing up on my ProtonMail inbox. I checked on my previous e-mail and still nothing. I saw in the details of the relay e-mail that it was indeed supposed to be forwarding mails to the ProtonMail address, but it wasn't working at all. This isn't a problem with PayPal nor ProtonMail. I received Firefox's e-mails asking me to confirm the primary e-mail change, so ProtonMail is working. Furthermore, when PayPal sends me confirmation e-mails, the counter in relay goes up, so PayPal is sending them and relay is receiving them, but they ain't coming into my ProtonMail inbox... nor spam. Solutions?

Asked by tralph3 1 day ago

Facebook formatting on group posts vanishes

In the list two weeks, Fire 80.01 for Linux (ubuntu Mate) suddenly stopped being able to format group posts on Facebok. I write a post in the text box and I format it an… (read more)

In the list two weeks, Fire 80.01 for Linux (ubuntu Mate) suddenly stopped being able to format group posts on Facebok. I write a post in the text box and I format it and it appears to have the H1 or bold or italic formatting. Then I press OK and the formatting doesn't appear and it gone when chose edit and I can't add it with edit either.

Asked by joesolbrig 1 day ago

Disabling title bar makes Firefox slow

Hello! I have recently installed Xubuntu Focal Fossa, and noticed that Firefox became slow along the way. At first, I didn't know what was the reason, but now, after havi… (read more)

Hello! I have recently installed Xubuntu Focal Fossa, and noticed that Firefox became slow along the way. At first, I didn't know what was the reason, but now, after having purged it and reinstalled it again for the second time, I am pretty sure that it is disabling the title bar which is causing the problem. Enabling it again and restarting the browser makes everything smooth once more. Is there a solution to this? Thank you very much!

Asked by realnameperson 1 day ago

no sound on Blitzortung.org

When I view the blitzortung.org (live lightning map) website I do not hear any sounds associated with the lightning strikes. The normal sound is a very short duration "cl… (read more)

When I view the blitzortung.org (live lightning map) website I do not hear any sounds associated with the lightning strikes. The normal sound is a very short duration "click". The sound is present when using other browsers but I really hate using Chromium (don't like Google). I am running Debian Linus 10 and I nominally use Firefox ESR. I have downloaded the regular Firefox and the problem occurs with Firefox 80 as well as with ESR 68.12.0.

By opening the PulseAudio mixer while the blitzortung site is opened I have observed that there is a brief flash of the AudioIPC server that coincides with the lightning strike "clicks". My guess is that the AudioIPC server response time is the issue.

Is there any way to get around this issue.

Sound works fine for every other web site.

Asked by jsamcr 1 day ago

Last reply by jsamcr 1 day ago

Urdu font is broken firefox (version 80) ubuntu 20.04

Urdu words are broken on `Firefox` (`version 80`) and `ubuntu 20.04` on Facebook and main search window (They are alright in wikipedia). Chromium and Chrome are rendering… (read more)

Urdu words are broken on `Firefox` (`version 80`) and `ubuntu 20.04` on Facebook and main search window (They are alright in wikipedia). Chromium and Chrome are rendering them properly.

I changed the font settings in firefox and selected the same fonts as they were in Chrome but it didn't solved my issue. I've also installed and used Nafees font package as indicated [here](https://askubuntu.com/a/542683/864585). It corrected the shape of characters but words are still broken. Similar [thread](https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=222388) on `linuxmint` forum provided an answer. It uses same fonts as that of chromium but there's an extra option of `"Text encoding for legacy content"` and uses Arabic in that. I can't find this option in my version of mozilla (I'm attaching picture of option available in my mozilla?


Can someone please suggest a solution or can help me to find the option `"Text encoding for legacy content"`.


 [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/1tSdv.png

Asked by Naeem12 1 day ago

Problem with Sync

Hello, I am running Firefox on my Windows 10 desktop, where I have many bookmarks. I am now also using Firefox on a laptop running Linux (Kubuntu) and would like to sync … (read more)

Hello,

I am running Firefox on my Windows 10 desktop, where I have many bookmarks. I am now also using Firefox on a laptop running Linux (Kubuntu) and would like to sync it with the desktop, so that all my bookmarks are available on the Linux laptop. I have set up Sync settings, and clicked on Sync Now; then when I hover mouse on the Sync Now button it says "Last sync: 5 seconds ago". But nothing changes on the laptop -- no added bookmarks. I must be missing something, can you help? Many thanks.

Asked by kenarton10 2 days ago