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Funky/Corrupted bookmarks? - Involves Linux and Firefox Sync

Hi folks. Currently I am using Firefox Sync to sync my bookmarks between an andriod, Linux laptop and Linux desktop. At times I have difficulty relocating a bookmark to a… (read more)

Hi folks. Currently I am using Firefox Sync to sync my bookmarks between an andriod, Linux laptop and Linux desktop. At times I have difficulty relocating a bookmark to a given position on my desktop or laptop, but my biggest problem centers around bookmarks that I relocate in a different place in the "Unsorted" folder or to a different folder not always appearing in the new position on the other machines. In an attempt to troubleshoot this further I went to my Linux desktop, signed out of FF sync, backed up my 2000+ bookmarks, exported my bookmarks (both to local directories), exited firefox and then renamed the places.sqlite. When I then attempted to restore from json file and when I input bookmarks from the html file I saw all my bookmark directories recreated but all my files were dumped into the "Unsorted Bookmarks" folder. I finally had to put the places.sqlite file back in place in order to continue working, however, my original problems remains. When I attempt to verify the places database I get the following, but clearly something is out of whack. How best can I create a cleaner bookmarks database?


> Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: invalidateCaches + The caches have been invalidated > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: originFrecencyStats + Recalculated origin frecency stats > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 5120KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 5120KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 5120KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 13600KiB + pragma_user_version is 69 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 74615 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 1722 records + Table moz_places has 4244 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 4542 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 3 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 2039 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 6 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 6 records + Table moz_places_metadata has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_search_queries has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_snapshots_groups has 0 records + Table moz_places_metadata_groups_to_snapshots has 0 records + Table moz_session_metadata has 0 records + Table moz_session_to_places has 0 records + Table moz_previews_tombstones has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 16 records + Pages sequentiality: 60.3 + sqlite_schema: 32KiB (0.8%), 30.4% eff. + moz_inputhistory: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.3% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.2% eff. + moz_bookmarks_deleted: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_keywords: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_sequence: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.1% eff. + moz_anno_attributes: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.2% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.2% eff. + moz_annos: 32KiB (0.8%), 1.8% eff. + moz_items_annos: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_meta: 32KiB (0.8%), 1% eff. + moz_places_metadata: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_search_queries: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_places_metadata_search_queries_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_groups: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_groups_to_snapshots: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_session_metadata: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_session_metadata_1: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_session_to_places: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_previews_tombstones: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + sqlite_stat1: 32KiB (0.8%), 2.7% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 67.7% eff. + moz_bookmarks_parentindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 73.6% eff. + moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 99.5% eff. + moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_annos_placeattributeindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0.2% eff. + moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_placecreated_uniqueindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_referrerindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_pinnedindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_places_metadata_snapshots_extra_typeindex: 32KiB (0.8%), 0% eff. + moz_origins: 96KiB (2.3%), 63.8% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1: 96KiB (2.3%), 59.5% eff. + moz_places_url_hashindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 60.4% eff. + moz_places_visitcount: 96KiB (2.3%), 34.7% eff. + moz_places_frecencyindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 40% eff. + moz_places_originidindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 42.2% eff. + moz_historyvisits_fromindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 41.3% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 39.1% eff. + moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex: 96KiB (2.3%), 41.5% eff. + moz_places_lastvisitdateindex: 128KiB (3%), 51.3% eff. + moz_places_guid_uniqueindex: 128KiB (3%), 64.7% eff. + moz_historyvisits_placedateindex: 128KiB (3%), 65.7% eff. + moz_historyvisits_dateindex: 128KiB (3%), 55.4% eff. + moz_historyvisits: 160KiB (3.8%), 71.4% eff. + moz_places_hostindex: 160KiB (3.8%), 66.4% eff. + moz_bookmarks: 256KiB (6.1%), 81% eff. + moz_places: 1152KiB (27.3%), 96.1% eff. > Task: _refreshUI


So, any ideas how I can move forward and get my bookmarks working between between all my machines?

Thanks very much for your time, John C

Asked by thehikingfool 3 hours ago

Firefox takes ~1 minute to load pages after window appears. (Again)

Whenever I open Firefox, the window will appear shortly after, but it will take around a minute for websites to load. This applies to both tabs from older sessions and … (read more)

Whenever I open Firefox, the window will appear shortly after, but it will take around a minute for websites to load.

  • This applies to both tabs from older sessions and opening new tabs.
  • It doesn't matter whether I've just booted up, or if I've been running for half an hour.
  • I've tried disabling all extensions, but that hasn't fixed anything.
  • This doesn't happen when running Firefox on Windows 10
  • I've tried both the system package and mozilla.org version

I am running Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon on my Gaming Laptop. Specs shouldn't be an issue. Am happy to share any system info necessary. ANY HELP WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED!

Asked by logangbentley 1 day ago

Last reply by logangbentley 4 hours ago

109 freezes on Raspberry Pi 4

From version 109 64 bit needs hardware acceleration disabled on Raspberry Pi 4 to be able play .mp4 files, most video sites, such as Rumble and also Google Maps. If enabl… (read more)

From version 109 64 bit needs hardware acceleration disabled on Raspberry Pi 4 to be able play .mp4 files, most video sites, such as Rumble and also Google Maps. If enabled, Firefox freezes/hangs, requiring to be closed via panel tab.

Asked by ThaiHoliday 1 day ago

Last reply by ThaiHoliday 9 hours ago

Constant Tab crashes on 109.0 (Flatpak or Fedora RPM) when loading bigger contents

I tried the RPM and Flatpak Firefox, both in the newest version give me crashes when Loading Youtube, Invidious, Stud.IP, Nextcloud and more "bigger" sites. It seems like… (read more)

I tried the RPM and Flatpak Firefox, both in the newest version give me crashes when Loading Youtube, Invidious, Stud.IP, Nextcloud and more "bigger" sites.

It seems like an OOM error, but I have way enough RAM, 4GB/12GB used.

I tried the Flatpak and the RPM Version.

I tried troubleshooting mode.

I used the Arkenfox user.js on both installs.

Journalctl logs:

https://cloud.uol.de/s/ENY9Dkg7zgQKZZt

https://cloud.uol.de/s/9AyGAibGBnLqG3Y

Operating System: Fedora Linux 37 KDE Plasma Version: 5.26.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.102.0 Qt Version: 5.15.8 Kernel Version: 6.1.8-200.fc37.x86_64 (64-bit) Graphics Platform: Wayland Memory: 11.4 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® HD Graphics 4000

Asked by Person 2 days ago

Last reply by Person 12 hours ago

Firefox steals keyboard input when audio changes

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback win… (read more)

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback window often steals keyboard focus. So if I'm typing in another window, I'm interrupted. Very annoying. It happens on at least youtube, navidrome, and jellyfin.

I've found a few others reporting similar issues that suggest setting `mozilla.widget.raise-on-setfocus` to `false` - but this doesn't work for me. How can I figure out what's triggering this keyboard steal so I can fix it?

I'm using firefox esr 102.7.0esr, but it's been happening for a while. I've tried the debian builds and the official firefox.com builds, same behavior. Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by rvandegrift23 5 days ago

Last reply by rvandegrift23 3 days ago

firefox change the state of a file from downloaded successfully to failed although the file is downloaded successfully .

I use firefox 109.01 on ubuntu 22.04 (snap package) and i downloaded text file successfully and firefox indicated that the file downloaded successfully and didn't change… (read more)

I use firefox 109.01 on ubuntu 22.04 (snap package) and i downloaded text file successfully and firefox indicated that the file downloaded successfully and didn't change the location of the file , then after two or three days i opened the downloads in firefox and it showed me that the file is failed download and i have the choice to click on retry download then i checked the file and the file is not corrupted.

so what are the possible reasons for that and how to fix this problem.

thanks.

Asked by hesham_khalil246 4 days ago

Firefox start with devildpie2 - no fixed position

Hello, I have a big problem with Firefox (109.0.1 64bit). I start Firefox with the help of devilspie2 to a certain position. But Firefox jumps to a different position tha… (read more)

Hello, I have a big problem with Firefox (109.0.1 64bit). I start Firefox with the help of devilspie2 to a certain position. But Firefox jumps to a different position than specified every time I start it.

I found out now that it only happens when "Open previous windows and tabs" is active in the settings! If I deactivate the setting, the startup works as it should.

I would like to start with multiple tabs, is there any way to get this problem under control?

Thanks and greetings!

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Asked by Poi 3 days ago

File open dialog and file save dialog boxes don't launch. External URL handlers also don't launch.

Starting a few weeks ago, Firefox stopped being able to save files if a dialog box was involved. (If it doesn't take a dialog box, like a JavaScript-triggered file downlo… (read more)

Starting a few weeks ago, Firefox stopped being able to save files if a dialog box was involved. (If it doesn't take a dialog box, like a JavaScript-triggered file download, then the file saves just fine.) It also can't open files.

I'm running Firefox on linux, Ubuntu 22.10 specifically. When I run it from a terminal and then watch the error output, if I try ^O or ^S, the error message on console is this:

(firefox:35195): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:54:26.232: Can't open portal file chooser: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop

When I try to get Firefox to open an external URL handler (In this case, using a Zoom link in an email message in Thunderbird, which opens in Firefox and then Firefox is supposed to launch Zoom), the error message on console is this:

[Parent 35195, Main Thread] WARNING: Could not launch default application for URI: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop: 'glib warning', file /build/firefox/parts/firefox/build/toolkit/xre/nsSigHandlers.cpp:167

    • (firefox:35195): WARNING **: 10:55:56.064: Could not launch default application for URI: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop

I did some googling and it looks like bugs in Firefox spawning error messages like this have been opened, patched and closed in previous years, so I guess it's that smae bug again? I don't know. I've been waiting for the dev team to spot this one and patch it but I updated Firefox and it's still present.

I've tried opening in Safe Mode, no change. I've tried disabling all my extensions, no change. I've tried refreshing Firefox (ie resetting to default settings), no change. I followed some advice in a bug thread to install the package xdg-desktop-portal, which changed the open&save error messages to the current ones, but besides that no luck.

Any ideas? I know this is a dense one, sorry. Thanks for your volunteer work helping ppl like me :)

Asked by Kerne 4 days ago

Failed to save extensions settings.

Heyo, I got a problem with saving extensions settings. The error is: QuotaExceededError: storage.sync API call exceeded its quota limitations. How do I fix it? … (read more)

Heyo,

I got a problem with saving extensions settings.

The error is: QuotaExceededError: storage.sync API call exceeded its quota limitations. How do I fix it?

Asked by GamePlayer 5 days ago

Last reply by GamePlayer 4 days ago

Random Crashes

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129 Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergel… (read more)

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129

Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergelist error and packages with missing names, Firefox randomly crashes. Sometimes when it crashes it does it immediately every time I try to open it back up (sometimes even in safe mode), and other times it gets better after a reboot. I just installed the Flatpack version after the original one I had started crashing, so it is strange if it is an issue that just needs reinstalling Firefox, but other apps seem ok so I don't know that it's my OS.

I've tried looking for residual damage on my laptop after the earlier issue, but I can't find much information. System Reports tells me nothing is wrong and I can't make sense of syslogs.

Thank you for reading, I wish I had more details. If the crash report has any clues, please let me know.

Asked by uraneaumbre 1 week ago

Last reply by uraneaumbre 6 days ago

After the last update, I am have issues managing website data.

I am using Firefox 109.0 (64 bit) on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. When I go to Settings>Privacy & Security>Manage Data, and select multiple websites for the deletio… (read more)

I am using Firefox 109.0 (64 bit) on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. When I go to Settings>Privacy & Security>Manage Data, and select multiple websites for the deletion of data, after clicking Remove Selected and then Save Changes, the box which appears [Removing Cookies and Site Data} does not show the buttons "Cancel" or "Remove". The box appears to drop off the bottom of the screen. Its lower border cannot be seen. The entire box is typically visible if I select a single site to remove, although I do have to sometimes drag the lower border of the box downward in order to reveal those buttons.

Asked by armstronghunter 6 days ago

Firefox headless: Grant access to camera/microphone in Selenium test

I'm currently building/testing a website with Firefox and Selenium, which requires interacting with the camera/microphone. To avoid having real hardware present, I've con… (read more)

I'm currently building/testing a website with Firefox and Selenium, which requires interacting with the camera/microphone.

To avoid having real hardware present, I've configured media.naviagator.streams.fake=true, however for some time now, this isn't enough anymore (not exactly sure for how long).

When running normally (i.e. not headless), I can see that the permission prompt ("Allow website to use your camera/microphone?"), but I can't interact with it from Selenium.

Is there a way to disable this prompt programmatically?

Asked by DMKE 6 days ago

Firefox Profile Lost in Upgrade

Hi, I have just upgraded to the newest version of Firefox in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Repository. I'm running LXLE Linux, a Debian derivative. I ran sudo apt-get update to … (read more)

Hi,

I have just upgraded to the newest version of Firefox in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Repository. I'm running LXLE Linux, a Debian derivative.

I ran

sudo apt-get update

to update my sources, and then ran

sudo apt-get upgrade

to execute the system upgrade.

After I upgraded, I started Firefox, and all my history over 6 months, my passwords, and my profile settings were obliterated to a stock Firefox install.

How do I access my old information? I have lost passwords. I cannot access business information or email. I have tried searching for profiles using about:profiles, but I have only one - the default. I have also searched in the .mozilla/firefox folder in my home directory, and I find profiles.ini in that folder. However, there are only two profiles, and I tried setting Default=1 for each of them and then starting Firefox, but with no different result. The new installation of Firefox launches.

In my /home/deadpool/snap folder, I have firefox, and multiple versions, or so it seems. I have this:

deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$ ls 2263 2277 common current deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$ ls -lah total 20K drwxr-xr-x 5 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 31 12:29 . drwx------ 10 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jul 31 2022 .. drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 10 2020 2263 drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 31 12:29 2277 drwxr-xr-x 4 deadpool deadpool 4.0K Jan 10 2020 common lrwxrwxrwx 1 deadpool deadpool 4 Jan 31 12:29 current -> 2277 deadpool@deadpool-pc:~/snap/firefox$

It looks like there is a symlink for current to the 2077. I would hypothesize that if I set the symlink to 2263, I would see my old firefox install. Is that correct? I don't want to break my install or lose data. I'm sick of that shit.

Thanks, Nathan

Asked by nathan65 6 days ago