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Cannot find "share" function for sharing tabs/webpages/urls

I'm having a problem sharing websites with others via, for instance, Signal. Telegram, WhatsApp or a social medium. There used to be a share button in the toolbar, but th… (read more)

I'm having a problem sharing websites with others via, for instance, Signal. Telegram, WhatsApp or a social medium. There used to be a share button in the toolbar, but this I cannot find anymore. At some time there were also the three dots in the address bar that dropped down a menu for the page, which included a 'share' option. These dots seem to have vanished. Also I vaguely remember that the "share" function was also in he tab context menu once upon a time. However dropping down that menu does not reveal any "share" function presently. Then there was, if I remember correctly, the possibility to click the File menu at the top of the screen and then click on the Share menu item over there. But also there the "share" function seems to have vanished. I also looked in the settings menu, to find if there is a setting there which switches on or off the sharing function. I could not find such a setting. In short, it seems that I am horribly overlooking the "share" function. Please help me find it. Thanks. (Firefox 112 for Manjaro Linux)

Asked by Gijsbertus 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Can't unblock popup

Hi, I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks... This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a coupl… (read more)

Hi,

I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks...

This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a couple of Exceptions - it's been working fine until I wanted to use it today. I have tried turning off popup blocking, re-entering the exceptions - nothing is helping!!!

Does anyone know what to do?

Thanking you Pedro

Asked by PedroSMS 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Firefox using two fonts for Arabic text

In a simple HTML file containing an Arabic / Urdu / Persian phrase: "با نشئہ درویشی در ساز و دمادم زن", Firefox in Linux (Ubuntu, to be more precise) uses the default fon… (read more)

In a simple HTML file containing an Arabic / Urdu / Persian phrase: "با نشئہ درویشی در ساز و دمادم زن", Firefox in Linux (Ubuntu, to be more precise) uses the default font (DejaVu Sans) for the whole phrase except for one character (UNICODE: 6C1). Font used for this character is Noto Sans Arabic UI. So the text looks broken due to different fonts.

Please have a look at the attached screenshots for better understanding.

I've tried to search but could not find how exactly Firefox resolves preferences in Font Settings and CSS "font-family" preference to local fonts in Linux. Does this have to do something with "fontconfig"?

How can I make Firefox use only the default font for the whole phrase?

Asked by Irfan Latif 1 year ago

Last reply by Irfan Latif 1 year ago

firefox deb package weird text

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers a… (read more)

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers are not displayed correctly.

The left image shows snap package install and the right image deb package.

Ubuntu 23.10 Firefox beta

Asked by geht euch n scheiss an 3 months ago

Last reply by geht euch n scheiss an 3 months ago

Change file browser Firefox uses for displaying downloads

I'm using Kubuntu which uses the Dolphin file manager as default. When I download a file and use the download status icon at top right to check on a downloaded file "Show… (read more)

I'm using Kubuntu which uses the Dolphin file manager as default. When I download a file and use the download status icon at top right to check on a downloaded file "Show in folder" it comes up in Thunar.

A minor thing and it is not stopping me from doing the intended action, but the change throws me even so given I rarely use Thunar. I'm not sure it even gets installed with Kubuntu, but it has some special tools Dolphin does not have so I put it on my machine.

Any way to make Firefox show the location of the downloaded file using Dolphin? Didn't find anything where I looked using about:config

Asked by tudza 3 months ago

Last reply by tudza 3 months ago

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How do I enable JavaScript on Firefox browser?

I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Firefox browser. I cant load Twitter and some other links. I get error message. JavaScript not enabled. I can't find a setting anywhe… (read more)

I'm trying to migrate from Chrome to Firefox browser. I cant load Twitter and some other links. I get error message. JavaScript not enabled. I can't find a setting anywhere to enable it. Help!!

Asked by ispwllheli 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FF 116 Scrollbar Buttons Gone

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making: widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True But now it seems… (read more)

Prior to Firefox 116, I could have the normal scrollbar up and down buttons showing by making:

widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons True

But now it seems to have no effect. This is under Linux/Mint/Cinnamon. Also, now long-pressing is doing smooth scrolling (I never want smooth scrolling anywhere) and can't find a way to stop that.

I have these set from before:

widget.gtk.overlay-scrollbars.enabled false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.round-thumb false widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size .85 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size 14 widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override 14 general.smoothScroll false general.smoothScroll.other false general.smoothScroll.lines false general.smoothScroll.pages false general.smoothScroll.pixels false general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel false mousewheel.system_scroll_override.enabled false toolkit.scrollbox.smoothScroll false ui.scrollToClick 0

Any suggestions appreciated.

Seems like it is always a fight retaining usable scrollbars in Firefox that do not hide, do not change size on mouse-over, do not "warp" on left click, do warp on center click, have a thumb that shows page size, have a background that is not white, and are not microscopic in size! Just call me "traditional"  :)

Thanks

Asked by crxssi 11 months ago

Answered by Terry 11 months ago

Many major websites play video frames out of sequence.

The video from most websites plays out of sequence. It appears that approximately every one second plays its frames in reverse order. This occurs with most video streamin… (read more)

The video from most websites plays out of sequence. It appears that approximately every one second plays its frames in reverse order. This occurs with most video streaming services and major sites. For example, all Amazon, Sam's Club, Walmart and other website product videos. Occasionally, Amazon product videos just say not compatible. However, YouTube videos with very rare excepts play fine in Firefox. Those problem sites play the videos fine under Edge for Linux. But, I would much rather use Firefox. I'm sure this a codec related issue. Possibly related to the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 video card in this computer running openSUSE 15.5. But after much searching, I'm at a loss on how to resolve the problem.

Asked by jerome24 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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No "Check for Updates" in Settings > Updates

There is no "Check for Updates in Settings > Updates, nor is there "Allow Firefox to" So I cannot change any Update settings. ATM Firefox (now version 116) updates au… (read more)

There is no "Check for Updates in Settings > Updates, nor is there "Allow Firefox to"

So I cannot change any Update settings. ATM Firefox (now version 116) updates automatically and some tabs (youtube) stop working without any indication why. I would like to disable automatic updates but I can't. (AFAIK)

Why?

Asked by sclaes 11 months ago

Last reply by James 11 months ago

bp-a4208c1e-5986-4f89-8217-1dd690240303

Hello, Firefox keeps crashing every 1 or 2 minutes. thats a new Endeavouros installation and firefox was pre-installed. system is fully updated. would you please assist … (read more)

Hello, Firefox keeps crashing every 1 or 2 minutes. thats a new Endeavouros installation and firefox was pre-installed. system is fully updated.

would you please assist troubleshooting the issue

Asked by Ahmad Khalil 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Can't Download Any File from Mozilla Firefox (Ubuntu 22.04.1)

Hi! I have encountered this really annoying problem on my Firefox app. I give details below. I installed Mozilla Firefox on my freshly installed Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I tr… (read more)

Hi!

I have encountered this really annoying problem on my Firefox app. I give details below. I installed Mozilla Firefox on my freshly installed Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I tried installing it from Snap Store. However, when I tried saving an image from the web (or, truthfully, any other file chosen by the "Save As..." selection), nothing happened, again and again. I tried many things, including following relevant guides from the internet, but nothing changed. The Firefox version is the 107.0.1 (64-bit), a Mozilla Firefox Snap for Ubuntu canonical-002- 1.0. I, also, have to report some other things, as well. When tried installing the browser from the internet (I downloaded a compressed file, containing the executable), the same function seemed to work. I, now, use the executable to access Firefox. However, firstly, because other difficulties (not problems, but difficulties) arise and, secondly, because I'd really like ti use, mostly, snaps, I report this bug here requesting for help, as well.

Any helpful answer will be appreciated!

Thank you!

Asked by Elias Myserlis 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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want to make my Primary Password secure

I recently switched over to Firefox as my main browser in place of Chrome. What really won me over was the Primary Password feature, so that my saved passwords will be sa… (read more)

I recently switched over to Firefox as my main browser in place of Chrome. What really won me over was the Primary Password feature, so that my saved passwords will be safe. But I'm a little confused: When I open Firefox, the dialog box comes up asking me for my Primary Password. As soon as I type the first two characters of my password, the browser is totally unlocked. I can either type in the rest of my password at that point and press Enter, or I can just press the Cancel button. Either way it only needs the first two characters of my password to unlock Firefox. That doesn't seem very secure. Is there any way to set it to require my entire password?

Asked by Scott 1 year ago

Last reply by Scott 1 year ago

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loss of [lost] frames on youtube videos when notification drop down activated

for some time I've noticed this loss of frames when watching YT videos and YT notification drop down is activated. MX 19 Linux desktop MX 19 Linux laptop I haven't seen … (read more)

for some time I've noticed this loss of frames when watching YT videos and YT notification drop down is activated. MX 19 Linux desktop MX 19 Linux laptop

I haven't seen any posts on this issue via search

Is this a driver, plugin, .. issue ?

Asked by Galen Thurber 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Starting Firefox the first time after boot is really slow

os Arch Linux host x86_64 kernel 6.3.9-zen1-1-zen wm xmonad graphics-server X Mozilla Firefox 114.0.2 20230620210812 20230620210812 Hello, after porting my SSD Ar… (read more)

os Arch Linux host x86_64 kernel 6.3.9-zen1-1-zen wm xmonad graphics-server X Mozilla Firefox 114.0.2 20230620210812 20230620210812

Hello,

after porting my SSD Arch installation from my old Laptop to a desktop PC, i have a really long startup time (about 30s-45s) for the first time after booting my PC. This problem doesn't occur with any other programs. The subsequent openings of firefox happen instant.

Have tried using "refresh" functionality to clean up firefox so my about:config is as clean as it gets, didn't help. Have tried starting it with "firefox --no-remote", didn't help. Have tried starting it with "firefox --safe-mode", didn't help. Have tried starting it with a completely fresh profile, didn't help. Tried purging it from the system and reinstalling it, didn't help. Same problem when I start it normally via dmenu/rofi.

I don't get any stdout log on any of these methods of starting.

I also don't know where to look for helpful log files.

Any help or hints on where to trace this fault are much appreciated.

Have a nice day :)

Asked by John 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 12 months ago

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Customize Firefox: unable to add extension into toolbar

Hello, I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore … (read more)

Hello,

I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore defaults” without any effects...

There is a way to fix this issue or run Firefox in verbose mode to more information why my extensions don't appear here? (Other than restart from a new fresh profile if it's possible…). I confirm that all the extensions are functional and activated. Thanks,

Emeric

Asked by Emeric Verschuur 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox (Linux application) is lagging.

Hello, the Firefox app often stops responding when I have multiple tabs open or when a more demanding process is running in a tab. Also, Firefox stops responding when I c… (read more)

Hello, the Firefox app often stops responding when I have multiple tabs open or when a more demanding process is running in a tab. Also, Firefox stops responding when I copy a screenshot. I have tried the browser without any extensions and the problem persists. I use EndeavourOS based on Arch linux, I use the current version of the system and Firefox.

Asked by Fejby 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

2FA glitch

I have 2FA completely turned off and login to my Mozilla account works thru the browser window with password and with google single sign on, however when I try and log in… (read more)

I have 2FA completely turned off and login to my Mozilla account works thru the browser window with password and with google single sign on, however when I try and log into my account via the integrated browser account manager thing it does a 2FA step. I can do this but why does it do this if it's TURNED OFF??? and how do we fix this behavior? Oh, and the autofill works on most sites but not on your signin page. Did you guys block password managers from filling in the login fields?

Asked by Nick Spiker 4 months ago

Last reply by Nick Spiker 4 months ago

Can't remember my original password, what's the best way to keep information?

Hi all. I have a phone, a tablet, a desktop pc and a server all with Firefox installed. I need to sign in to Firefox on another pc, but I can't remember my password. Not… (read more)

Hi all.

I have a phone, a tablet, a desktop pc and a server all with Firefox installed. I need to sign in to Firefox on another pc, but I can't remember my password. Not sure why as I'm fairly sure I know what it is and I only signed in on my phone 2 months ago. Although maybe that was a qr code?

First question: the 'password' field in the account manager is 18 asterisks long, does that mean my password is actually 18 characters? Or is this just a generic mask? I have seen it work both ways. A clue to the length might jog my memory.

Second question: assuming it's gone for good I can of course reset it. What's the least damaging way to do this? I can think of backing up my bookmarks and then reuploading them, anything else? Will the reset lose all my passwords for other sites such as forums, is there a way to keep these?

Thanks!

Asked by jackelliott 4 months ago

Last reply by jackelliott 4 months ago

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fast timeouts on 116.0 linux, reddit, Youtube fail to load, addon issue

recent upgrade to 116 causes issue of fast timeouts, Reddit, Youtube will load for a few seconds then stop, refresh, restart don't help. Running in troubleshooting mode n… (read more)

recent upgrade to 116 causes issue of fast timeouts, Reddit, Youtube will load for a few seconds then stop, refresh, restart don't help. Running in troubleshooting mode now so I can post. I'll narrow down which addon is at issue

Asked by Galen Thurber 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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I cannot 'talk' to my gateway

I can't 'talk' to my gateway. I logged in as admin, but that was all. I don't know what version of TLS my gateway supports and FFox doesn't support. What does that matter… (read more)

I can't 'talk' to my gateway. I logged in as admin, but that was all. I don't know what version of TLS my gateway supports and FFox doesn't support. What does that matter to sensible people? It's in the local network for goodness sake.

Asked by Mark Filipak 8 months ago

Last reply by Mark Filipak 8 months ago