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Firefox Nightly not auto updating in Linux

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrat… (read more)

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrated it and placed it in the/opt folder, made an application shortcut, added an icon, and now it's working like a normal app. The problem arises when it tries to auto-update. Firefox Nightly updates very frequently, sometimes more than once per day, and on windows, I used to get a notification saying that a new update is released, and if i wanted to install it. Clicking yes, Firefox would update and restart within moments, and restore all my tabs and windows seamlessly. Here on Linux, I have to manually download the new tar.bz2 file, extract it, replace it in the specified folder, and launch Firefox Nightly again, and again and again usually once per every alternate day, whenever the new update comes. Is there a solution for this? Will Firefox someday release a .deb file for easy installation and updates? My PC : Dell Optiplex 3070 OS : Zorin OS 16 Core (based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

Asked by singhgere 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

privacy.resistFingerprinting and Cloudflare DDoS protection

Cloudflare changed their algorithms recently and now it doesn't let me pass their DDoS protection page with `privacy.resistFingerprinting` option enabled. Even if I solve… (read more)

Cloudflare changed their algorithms recently and now it doesn't let me pass their DDoS protection page with `privacy.resistFingerprinting` option enabled. Even if I solve CAPTCHA multiple times. This is a huge problem because It is used on many many MANY websites.

Asked by xyszpidi 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

How to force generate a different password

I'm using the Firefox secure password generator. However, I notice that will generate a specific password for a given site and then if I for some reason reload, it'll gen… (read more)

I'm using the Firefox secure password generator. However, I notice that will generate a specific password for a given site and then if I for some reason reload, it'll generate the same password again. Can I force a new one?

Asked by mtogop 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

Some little problem between Firefox and the keyboard

Hi ! I explain what happens : I run Firefox. The keyboard is operational. I leave FF open for a while, then go back to FF. The keyboard does not respond anymore, I must o… (read more)

Hi ! I explain what happens : I run Firefox. The keyboard is operational. I leave FF open for a while, then go back to FF. The keyboard does not respond anymore, I must open another FF session to regain use of the keyboard.

My system : Acer PC, Mageia 8 64b + Xfce, downloaded Firefox 92.0 (not RPM)

Thank you for your help !

Asked by Gilles Pascual 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Video speed control not working - Ubuntu

Hi! I use Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.3. I tried to speed up video on Sharepoint. Right click -> speed -> 2.0 and nothing happend. When I right click -> speed again… (read more)

Hi! I use Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.3. I tried to speed up video on Sharepoint. Right click -> speed -> 2.0 and nothing happend. When I right click -> speed again, I saw that speed still 1.0. Then I went to google, found that Sharepoint allow speed up videos only in HTML5 player. Then I knew that to do that in Firefox I should disable Hardware acceleration, so I did it, but it didn't help. OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco add-on is activate.

Then I decided that's Ubuntu. I install ubuntu-restricted-extras, ffmpeg packages (to support h.264 video), restarted, but again that didn't work.

youtube.com/html5 saying that everything fine.

Asked by Sergey K 5 days ago

Opening a new window loads a page from the recent history

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting f… (read more)

Whenever I open a new page in firefox it automatically loads a page from the recent history in the new window. This is partly annoying because there is a delay waiting for it to load a page you don't want, but is also quite a big problem when it loads a page from the history that was a pop-up with a reduced size, and sometimes with settings that prevent you from changing the page address.

I don't know why it is doing this but it is unusable behaviour. I've tried restarting the computer (and firefox) but it is still doing it. This is version 92.0 for ubuntu.

Asked by Pastuso 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

allow popup

Fedora 33, Firefox all The web page wants permission to know my location and popups a yes/no box. I click on Yes expecting the box to do it's thing and go away. It doe… (read more)

Fedora 33, Firefox all The web page wants permission to know my location and popups a yes/no box. I click on Yes expecting the box to do it's thing and go away. It doesn't, it remains and covers everything below it and locks the page.

And the problem is getting old ...

Asked by cal 4 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 3 days ago

Absolute waste of RAM

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory! I saw people defendin… (read more)

I'm pissed of. HOW??? HOW??? How a single browser can take 90% of the memory until freezing your PC, ON A LINUX MINT FOR GOD SAKE! With 16GB Memory!

I saw people defending this saying that "uuuh, mozilla takes advantage of-" BS! It doesn't take advantage of nothing, it only wastes your ram and your time.

HOW DO I LIMIT THE RAM USAGE? I DON'T WANT FANCY PERFORMANCE TABS I WANT A DIRECT ANSWER ON HOW TO STOP FIREFOX WASTING MY RAM

Asked by Luan Himmlisch 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

firefox cant play audio via bluetooth headset

On firefox all sounds coming via laptop speaker only, cant use bluetooth headsets. Tried couple of things, connect bluetooth before starting firefox or connect bluetoot… (read more)

On firefox all sounds coming via laptop speaker only, cant use bluetooth headsets. Tried couple of things, connect bluetooth before starting firefox or connect bluetooth after firefox starts. Results same, any audio coming only via laptop speaker. I can use bluetooth headsets on other browser or audio/video player.

I also have firefox devloper edition, it also behave same.

Firefox version 92.0 (64-bit) OS : pop-os 21.04

Found similar question : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1275088

Asked by anieruddha 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Locked out of my account

I'm locked out of my main account which I need for the bookmarks for my work. When they send an email to my account to unlock it gets returned. The email is spelled corre… (read more)

I'm locked out of my main account which I need for the bookmarks for my work. When they send an email to my account to unlock it gets returned. The email is spelled correctly and is accepting incoming emails. I've made a new account to write this message, I need access to my original account asap, how can I sort this?

Asked by illbeback29 3 days ago

adp website won't load

I can't get this page to load using firefox 92 with linux. I clearedcache, cookies and turned protection off. It loads ok in safari on my phone but i need it on my destop… (read more)

I can't get this page to load using firefox 92 with linux. I clearedcache, cookies and turned protection off. It loads ok in safari on my phone but i need it on my destop in firefox. https://online.adp.com/signin/v1/?APPID=RDBX&productId=80e309c3-70c6-bae1-e053-3505430b5495&returnURL=https://my.adp.com/&callingAppId=RDBX&TARGET=-SM-https://my.adp.com/static/redbox/

Asked by mannyjordan1 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Lag with HTML5 Video Loops

When looping a video either with the loop-attribute or using the onended callback produce a slight lag when restarting. Example This problem exists on Linux and Windows.… (read more)

When looping a video either with the loop-attribute or using the onended callback produce a slight lag when restarting.

Example

This problem exists on Linux and Windows. It doesn't occur with Chrome on Linux, Windows or ChromeOS.

Thank you for your help!

Asked by christopher.besch 2 days ago

Github (and other sites) monospace fonts aren't actually monospace as of 92.0

In the attached image, the code is indented with 4 spaces, but it displays as if it's 2 spaces because the spaces are thinner than the other characters. In the second ima… (read more)

In the attached image, the code is indented with 4 spaces, but it displays as if it's 2 spaces because the spaces are thinner than the other characters. In the second image, I've highlighted a single space, which is half the width of the character above it. I also downloaded the latest nightly and this still happens with it.

Github's current `font-family` rule: `ui-monospace,SFMono-Regular,SF Mono,Menlo,Consolas,Liberation Mono,monospace`

In devtools, firefox underlines `Liberation Mono` as the active font-family, but I uninstalled that from my system and it switched to `monospace` (Noto Sans Mono) with the same issue. If I change it to remove the `Consolas,Liberation Mono,` it gets fixed, but when `Liberation Mono` is installed+highlighted and I only remove `Consolas,` it doesn't work til I remove `Liberation Mono,` as well. Note that both `Consolas` and `Liberation Mono` resolve to "Noto Sans Mono" "Regular" in fc-match, which is my default monospace font.

Asked by coolreader18 1 day ago

Linux: Small window flickering after restart

Hello there, so I usually have two Firefox windows open, both in fullscreen. When I than shutdown and restart my computer, and open Firefox again, it will create two wind… (read more)

Hello there,

so I usually have two Firefox windows open, both in fullscreen. When I than shutdown and restart my computer, and open Firefox again, it will create two windows with the tabs I had opened before (although I didn't check "Restore previous session" in my settings), but one of those windows will be small and flickering while the other is working normally. A solution I found to stop it from flickering is to press "F11" two times to maximize it and than get it back to normal fullscreen mode.

Firefox: Version 92.0 (64-bit) Ubuntu: 20.04.2 LTS (Focal Fossa)

Thank you in advance.

Asked by simeon2 17 hours ago

I can only type alphabets on Chrome os

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-… (read more)

I installed Linux version Firefox on Chromebook relying on this instruction: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-browsers-chromebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo

and I cannot type any letters other than English alphabet, even though I've set OS and input language to Korean. Problem is consistent to other typing language, except some languages that seems to have letters from alphabet combination.

While it seems that it's normal that some Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts are not compatible on Linux application, I'm not only unable to switch input language on Firefox but also not able to type any Korean letters after switching the input language outside Firefox.

Asked by bluemoon7744 12 hours ago

Saved login but cannot see it in Privacy & Security

I was trying to re-discover my facebook password. Currently I am automatically logged in on my Firefox browser, and can use my facebook normally. However when I go to Pri… (read more)

I was trying to re-discover my facebook password. Currently I am automatically logged in on my Firefox browser, and can use my facebook normally. However when I go to Privacy & Security > Saved Logins I cannot see it. I can see several other saved logins that all check out, but not my facebook one.

Running Firefox 88.0, on Ubuntu. Any help is much appreciated.

Asked by peterdstav 9 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago