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 3 days ago

Import Logins from a csv file

Hi, My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebo… (read more)

Hi,

My old install of Mint Mate 19.3 worked flawlessly until the recent FF upgrade to version 86. Then after the upgrade it would crash but only when I logged out or rebooted the OS. Hence I hadn't noticed an issue for a while. The crash happened also using firefox --safe-mode from the command line. Deleting profiles and restarting - crash. Uninstalling FF and re-installing - crash. So I bit the bullet and wiped my drive and installed Mint Mate 20.1

I imported my bookmarks and Imported my logins from a csv file and all worked until I logged out/rebooted and again FF crashed. I dug out a spare HDD and did a clean install of Mate. I didn't import logins and FF didn't crash when I logged out of Mate or rebooted. Once I imported logins from the csv file FF crashed again.

I installed Chromium and imported bookmarks and logins - it worked okay but I wanted to use FF so am at the point where I've spent a week troubleshooting this problem and have fallen behind in my workload. I just don't want to spend days installing / uninstalling etc. I could go round in circles, testing on the Live USB stick for example, I could try enabling signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled import my logins and then disable the option before closing FF and subsequently rebooting Mate and so on, but its getting tedious and for now Chromium works and I can get work done.

So, when I enable signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled and import my logins, all is well until I logout of Mate or reboot the OS. Then when I launch FF I get the Crash report. Running firefox at the command line gives this error -

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3776 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

nothing else. Same with firefox --safe-mode

Uninstalling, deleting my profile, rebooting the OS, reinstalling FF, same error, and that's without importing my logins. It appears that once the option in about:config - signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled has been used, its causing FF to crash.

I was going to do a clean install of Mint Mate and not update FF from version 84 to version 86 and test the older version to see if its version 86 causing this, which I suspect it is, since the problem also suddenly occurred on my old Mint Mate 19.3 install after an update...

Its possible my login.csv file is an issue, so I also exported the logins from Chromium instead after importing them from a FF csv backup and then imported the Chromium login csv back into a clean FF install and it crashed again... So after going around in these circles I decided to post here and pass the buck so to speak.

Perhaps later tonight or later this week if I get the urge I will try the clean Mint Mate install, not update FF to latest version, staying at version 84 and try the same thing to see if its the firefox causing the issue.

On a side note, once in a blue moon, instead of FF giving a crash report, it would offer to boot in safe mode or perform a clean startup. This would get FF going again until I closed it and started it, when it would crash again.

Cheers and have a good day :)

Asked by scotsmist 5 days ago

Last reply by scotsmist 3 days ago

Default font when printing?

With Firefox 86.0. In the preference page (about:preferences) we can specify default fonts, but the choices of fonts are not used when printing a web page if the page doe… (read more)

With Firefox 86.0.

In the preference page (about:preferences) we can specify default fonts, but the choices of fonts are not used when printing a web page if the page does not specify a font. (In my environment, although the default font is set to sans-serif, the serif font is used for printed pages.) Can we specify default fonts for printing? If not, I strongly think that Firefox should use the same font as the one for display (as long as the font is available for printing).

Asked by H.Hiro 4 days ago

Last reply by H.Hiro 3 days ago

Page won't load in Firefox, but loads in Google Chrome

For the past few days, i haven't been able to get into my Walmart MC account. I've never had a problem using Firefox before. The log in page started loading, but stopped … (read more)

For the past few days, i haven't been able to get into my Walmart MC account. I've never had a problem using Firefox before. The log in page started loading, but stopped on a white screen and never completed. Walmart told me to check my cookies and java, and suggested i try using chrome. I went to the last option first and logged in no problem. I like Firefox better than chrome, so does anyone know what i can do to make Firefox work on the page?

Asked by josephravick 4 days ago

Last reply by josephravick 4 days ago

Youtube 360° videos have purple/green tint

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this? … (read more)

Anytime I try to play a YouTube video that is recorded in 360° it has a purple/green tint to it. When I try the same with Safari this does not occur, how do I fix this?

Asked by Stratos 4 days ago

Last reply by Stratos 4 days ago

Graphical Corruption on ubuntu 18.04

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, w… (read more)

I was using my browser just fine until today. Whenever i open it, the whole window becomes corrupted. Its impossible to read the screen when its in that state. However, when i open it on safe mode, the screen its just fine. No corruption or anything. I already cleared the startup cache, closed tabs and checked for updates and nothing seems to work. I installed the snap version of firefox from ubuntu software and its just as corrupted as the integrated one. Please i need help. Here's the log from normal mode and safe mode

Asked by spartan_099_halo 5 days ago

Last reply by spartan_099_halo 4 days ago

print from firefox on ubuntu - print queue states: "stopped"

For some reason I have not been able to print from Firefox on Ubuntu. It goes to the print queue but remains there - the Progress shows "Stopped" I can print from word or… (read more)

For some reason I have not been able to print from Firefox on Ubuntu.

It goes to the print queue but remains there - the Progress shows "Stopped"

I can print from word or any other program.

Firefox and Ubuntu are up to date.

I have tried resetting the printer settings and also reset the browser but no luck.

Asked by fo99 4 days ago

Last reply by fo99 4 days ago

Login isssues

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried … (read more)

Hi, I'm having login issues on a website. I use Firefox for my browser. I have a couple of add-ons and VPN. I have disabled them but it still does not work. I have tried Safari with no VPN and no joy there either. I have cleared all cookies, cache history, put tracking protection at standard and cleared cookies from the Profile Folder (read the article on Mozilla about this issue). I have taken Firewall off Mac and tried it withiut VPN. Still nothing. I have checked my ipad without vpn. I can login on that on Firefox (without vpn) but I want to use my macbook if possible.

It's strange because I managed to log in on the website first time no problem and then I logged out and back in again and it wouldn't accept the password change. it's for a course and the people organising it have reset the initial password again but I still can't log in (they can do it with my username as they have sent me a video showing me they can and saying that it must be my end).

I have previously had a login problem with another website with a 403 error but that works without vpn. This doesn't.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by pmavp2gsap4ma 5 days ago

Last reply by pmavp2gsap4ma 4 days ago

Firefox not working after update.

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will loa… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox, and it has stopped working completely. The address bar seems to be disconnected, and no bookmarks will open either. Not even settings will load. I had a second browser, and even after removing and reloading firefox, the problem remained.

Asked by carship 5 days ago

Last reply by carship 4 days ago

bookmarks, passwords, and add-ons gone

Hello. I have purchased a new computer and cannot sync my Firefox account with it. The old computer is not working and I had forgotten my Firefox password, so I reset it … (read more)

Hello. I have purchased a new computer and cannot sync my Firefox account with it. The old computer is not working and I had forgotten my Firefox password, so I reset it through the "reset your password" email firefox sent me. After logging in , there is no history of bookmarks, passwords, or add-ons with my account. Does anyone know how i can recover this data?

Asked by Iket1 6 days ago

Last reply by Iket1 5 days ago

With Facebook Container active, my Instagram tab keeps becoming unpinned when I start Firefox

I have my Instagram tab pinned, as well as my Facebook Messenger tab, and every time I start Firefox, the Instagram tab is not pinned anymore. Yet, the Messenger tab is s… (read more)

I have my Instagram tab pinned, as well as my Facebook Messenger tab, and every time I start Firefox, the Instagram tab is not pinned anymore. Yet, the Messenger tab is still pinned.

Is this a bug or a feature of the Facebook Container? I assume a bug since it only happens to my Instagram Tab.

Asked by AGAVAXAVAGA 5 days ago

Last reply by AGAVAXAVAGA 5 days ago

Firefox 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to… (read more)

Since the latest update to 86.0 (64bit) crashes when try to print. I solve the problem by deleting all printer settings in prefs.js. It appears again when try to print to a network printer with special German/Swedish characters in its name: "Värmdö".

Asked by epialf 5 days ago

Last reply by epialf 5 days ago

Does using Firefox make cookie opt in on sites ineffective ?

Hi, I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. But when … (read more)

Hi,

I am confused about the two ways we control cookies. Firefox says its blocks trackers ( ie cookies), esp third party ones, which are the problematic ones. 

But when we surf, we see options to accept third party cookies. So far I always go ahead and select No. But could I be saving time by clicking yes; knowing Firefox blocks them anyway ? Shouldn't there be a way that Firefo sends information to the site I'm visiting automatically about my wish not to have third party trackers?

Thanks, Caroline

Asked by caroline16 6 days ago

Last reply by caroline16 6 days ago

"86" Firefox to give us options about address bar or ability to replace it with add-on

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalita… (read more)

I'm really beginning to wonder why I use Firefox. For years I've felt violently abused (it's not an exaggeration in my head) by the UI team who lord over it in a totalitarian way instead of just giving us options to not be constantly humiliated every day we use it.

The address bar has become my worst enemy lately. I keep staving off "86ing" Firefox from my life by editing the CSS this and that, when it worked just fine for years, but it changes and every time for the worse. How can we effectively get Firefox to give us options? Why are options so bad? Why do we not deserve options? I want to know how we can apply pressure on the institution to make FF usable again.

Here are a few examples, the last is the worst of them:

1) I want to have an X button on tabs, I just want to be able to delete a tab? Why can't I have an option for this? (I have to use crazy CSS script. Normal people don't go to that length. I would not adopt FF out of the box today.)

2) Many complain about the address bar that freaks out whenever you touch it. I want an option to disable that. (Again I have a CSS script that makes it act like normal productivity software. That's insane. Why can't we have an option to make the address bar behave like a normal HTML form element? I just want an option.)

3) As of FF 86 I can no longer use the address bar to perform searches. I've added the Search bar to my UI so I can do searches, but the browser still defaults to the address bar, so I have to click over to the Search bar. And if I use the address bar by accident, it laughs at me and refuses to process my search. I just want to be able to search with an address bar. I remember years ago having to remove the search bar because it would no longer search, but the address bar would search. My radical solution was to amputate the search bar. Now I'm in the complete opposite situation where the search bar searches but the address bar doesn't search. Again, I just want an option to be able to apply searches with my browser.

I just want an option for FF to not be aggressively hostile to me. It's not so simple as to ignore it. Every time you interact with the UI it's its own humiliation. It's a constant reminder of impotence. And questioning why do I subject myself to the whims of these people who're pulling my tail like I'm some monkey.

What the hell is wrong with Mozilla? Is is it still Mozilla? Why can't add-on people effectively address these problems if Mozilla won't? Why dictate how everything is, and then make everything unusable? Why?

How can we make our voices heard? Why can't Mozilla just kill FF if its goal seems to be to do that by making it unusable? Why not just close shop? Because some one will carry it on because it's open source? It really seems like someone wants FF to be unpopular. How else can we understand that it doesn't just give options? No even options in its crazy about:config system? Why am I in this masochistic relationship with FF? What's in it for FF?

Asked by mick-p 6 days ago

Last reply by mick-p 6 days ago

Firefox 87.0b3 lost the Library Pocket Menu item

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'S… (read more)

It appears that Firefox 87.0b3 version has removed the Library - Pocket List menu item. Yet, through the about:config options, has retained the ability to activate the 'Save to Pocket' address bar icon.

This makes no sense as there is now no option to have a 'Pocket List' item selection. At least I couldn't find an option for this. That is without adding another extension.

Having the 'Save' option without the 'List' option is counter intuitive.

The Library-->Pocket List Menu item should be restored.

Thanks.

Asked by Corsair2 6 days ago

Last reply by Corsair2 6 days ago