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Copy-pasting of files not working in Ubuntu 22.04

Hey there, Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far. Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste fil… (read more)

Hey there,

Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far.

Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste files from Ubuntu Files (Nautilus) to Firefox (I tested image files and also sounds files, neither is working).

Test with Firefox: 1. Download a random photo (e.g. from Unsplash) 2. Select the file and hit ctrl + c in Files/Nautilus 3. I go to the clipboard inspector 4. I hit ctrl + v 5. The image does not show up in the output (see screenshot)

Test with Brave: 1. Do the same as above 2. The image does show up in the output (see screenshot)

Notes: - I am using Linux Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland - Firefox Version 107.0 (64-bit) for Ubuntu Canonical - 1.0 - I have no extensions installed - I am not using the snap version (so I can scroll smoothly) ... I think I used apt-get install but not 100% sure

Asked by Stephan 1 year ago

Answered by Stephan 1 year ago

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Video stopped working

I upgraded Firefox to 109.0 on OpenSUSE Linux today as an update. Firefox no longer plays videos. Chrome is still playing the videos, so the codecs are on my machine. … (read more)

I upgraded Firefox to 109.0 on OpenSUSE Linux today as an update. Firefox no longer plays videos. Chrome is still playing the videos, so the codecs are on my machine. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Asked by jay.treiman 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox Consistently Crashes After Closing

I've been using Firefox for many years without a problem and have always liked it, but I've recently starting encountering a problem where Firefox consistently crashes af… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many years without a problem and have always liked it, but I've recently starting encountering a problem where Firefox consistently crashes after closing. After I close Firefox, the Windows Task Manager shows it still in memory. After a couple of minutes, the Mozilla Crash Reporter screen pops up informing me that Firefox had a problem and crashed, with an option to restart Firefox or Quit. I tried refreshing Firefox, which was a challenge because of the problem of hanging in memory after closing, but it did not resolve the problem. I also tried uninstalling it, then deleting the Mozilla folders and clearing out any references to Firefox in the Windows registry, and reinstalling it. I haven't installed any extensions yet; but sadly, I continue to encounter the problem. Any ideas about how to resolve the problem?

I should mention that I had bought a new SSD for my computer and migrated everything over from the old SSD to the new one. The problem with Firefox began after the migration. Everything else that was installed there works without a problem. I would be surprised if this is related to the issue considering I've reinstall Firefox.

Asked by Allan 11 months ago

Answered by Allan 11 months ago

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after firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" butt… (read more)

After firefox update to 100.0 - i can't use any of my addons, and cant install new one. All my current updates appears in "disabled" status, and there's no "enable" button. I have many addons, so it's the global problem.

Also, i can't install any of updates from addons.mozilla.org, i get message "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt". All addon xpi files are downloaded without problem using "save as", also, after clicking "install" on addons website i see download progress.

Please help to resolve this issue!

Asked by Andy 2 years ago

Answered by Andy 1 year ago

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Can't copy text - It works in any other browser

Hello! I often log in to a service ticketing website to help my customers. Before emailing them I must reference the service ticket number somewhere in the email, but t… (read more)

Hello!

I often log in to a service ticketing website to help my customers. Before emailing them I must reference the service ticket number somewhere in the email, but this is very difficult to do in Firefox. If I inspect the element this is what I see:

<em unselectable="on" style="width: 2161px;">Service Ticket #55474079</em>

I understand the unselectable attribute is on but even if I try setting it to off or deleting it all together the problem remains. Moreover, I've tried it in several browsers (Chrome, Edge, DuckDuckGo) and it works fine without any extensions or tricks.

In other words: only Firefox keeps me from selecting this very important piece of info.

Any help would be very much appreciated! I looked up help articles but nothing similar to my case. I did find an extension for the browser but I am afraid to try it due to security reasons.

Thank you!

BMET1.

Asked by BMET1 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Firefox crashes when I try to open it after update (version 120)

I have updated my Firefox on PC to the newest version available (version 120.0.0.8720 as of 24/11/23 00:30 UTC). Unfortunately whenever I try to open it, it loads a blank… (read more)

I have updated my Firefox on PC to the newest version available (version 120.0.0.8720 as of 24/11/23 00:30 UTC). Unfortunately whenever I try to open it, it loads a blank screen and then crashes, and brings up the crash reporter. This has happened every time I try and open Firefox, even during Troubleshoot mode. I have over 180+ tabs and thousands of bookmarks on my account that I do not want to lose (I have not used Refresh Firefox for this very reason) but if I can't even access them on my computer then what can I do?

Please help me, I want to know how to fix this and keep my tabs and history. I am desperate.

Asked by Andrew P. 4 months ago

Answered by Andrew P. 4 months ago

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[SOLVED] cannot save page/file to local drive

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" i… (read more)

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" in my settings. But then if I click the download icon nothing happens. If I click the print icon and choose "print to pdf" in the popup, then clicking on "save" does nothing and I have to click "cancel" to dismiss the popup.

Actually there is no way to save a pdf file but setting PDF app to "Ask always" and then open it with "System handler", but then the file is saved into the default download folder, even though I selected the checkbox "Always ask me where to save files" in my settings.

EDIT: the issue was solved by installing the following packages, as shown in this question :

xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Asked by gi4c0ph 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox 120

Version 120 (PC) continuously crashes and asks me to refresh and nothing happens (including after rebooting) so I had no choice to uninstall. I normally trust your update… (read more)

Version 120 (PC) continuously crashes and asks me to refresh and nothing happens (including after rebooting) so I had no choice to uninstall. I normally trust your updates but I'm really regretting this one. Can you help me not switch over to chrome? Maybe you're already aware of this bug and will have it fixed soon.

Asked by carl.smmns 4 months ago

Answered by carl.smmns 4 months ago

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firefox and ublock origin

When I open Firefox. Firefox Will NOT open any websites. If I disable ublock origin then enable again Firefox works but I get all the ADS. What I have to do is: Close fir… (read more)

When I open Firefox. Firefox Will NOT open any websites. If I disable ublock origin then enable again Firefox works but I get all the ADS. What I have to do is: Close firefox and restart Firefox but then I get this message "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window." Sometimes I have to restart Firefox as many as 10 times before Firefox works. I got to the point where I stop after the second try and just switch to Brave browser.

Before: Firefox use 99%. Brave Use 1% Now: Firefox use 75%. Brave use 25%

Asked by mrlucky92022 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Firefox won't start at all.

Hello, I just installed windows 10 on my nephews computer. I installed firefox so I don't have to use edge, but firefox won't start. It just flashes. I have tried re-inst… (read more)

Hello, I just installed windows 10 on my nephews computer. I installed firefox so I don't have to use edge, but firefox won't start. It just flashes. I have tried re-installing firefox, deleted all mozilla and firefox files and folders and clean installed firefox, even reinstalled windows. Troubleshoot mode don't work, it just flashes too. I checked for Crash Reports, but there are none. The only time it works is when windows is in safe mode, I even upgraded to computer to windows 11 hoping that it would fix what ever is going on. But it didn't. I honestly have no idea what to do next. Firefox has worked on that computer before. Everything else works fine, it's just firefox that won't work. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.

Asked by t_lsv 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox not starting

Firefox bowser stopped working suddenly. Tried uninstall and install multiple times with multiple options. Still not working even after cleaned all Firefox related file… (read more)

Firefox bowser stopped working suddenly. Tried uninstall and install multiple times with multiple options.

Still not working even after cleaned all Firefox related files using uninstall tools and installed again.

Asked by jagrose2000 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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No Session Restore files or button

Everytime I go to play games on my laptop I close Firefox for the extra resources and when I'm done I open it right back up, I have done this for YEARS but this time it d… (read more)

Everytime I go to play games on my laptop I close Firefox for the extra resources and when I'm done I open it right back up, I have done this for YEARS but this time it didn't restore my session. I thought it would be as easy as the last time where I'd go click the Restore Session button but it isn't there so I spend two hours looking for solutions and found nothing. I don't know how this happened nor do I understand how this could happen in the first place, my Firefox hasn't crashed in months and I had already closed and re-opened it several time today.

Asked by raiderleader2004 4 months ago

Answered by raiderleader2004 4 months ago

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Google Maps pegs CPU

Firefox 120.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed. Google Maps (https://www.google.com/maps) results in CPU being pegged at 100%. No other tabs open. All I have to do is load the… (read more)

Firefox 120.0 on openSUSE Tumbleweed.

Google Maps (https://www.google.com/maps) results in CPU being pegged at 100%. No other tabs open. All I have to do is load the URL and do nothing else. This behavior is repeatable. CPU stays at 100% until tab is closed or browser is shut down. Sometimes the browser will hang and its PID has to be killed.

Offending process:

username 4501 4416 76 11:40 ? 00:05:13 /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 1 -isForBrowser -prefsLen 27513 -prefMapSize 244227 -jsInitLen 228948 -parentBuildID 20231116134553 -greomni /usr/lib64/firefox/omni.ja -appomni /usr/lib64/firefox/browser/omni.ja -appDir /usr/lib64/firefox/browser {659a1e89-c5da-416d-b720-558c24187847} 4416 true tab

Asked by DMW 4 months ago

Answered by DMW 3 months ago

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High CPU Usage in a separate process in task manager

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager. The task manager… (read more)

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager.

The task manager has 2 different firefox processes. One being actual instance i am running. and the 2nd being the automatically opened in background.

i have figured out whenever i have active internet connection and my system is on charging the 2nd task automatically starts in background and uses upto 80% of cpu usage. Ending the 2nd task form task manager doesn't affect anything. only the cpu usage drops. Also Closing my firefox instance does nothing to that 2nd task.

I have tried lot of solutions i found on community. Nothing seems to help. problem still persist. I even posted comments on ongoing threads. but no reply from anywhere.

this is the last time i m trying. if i get a solution its good. otherwise i am going to shift to edge. I have no other choice.

Screenshots from multiple dates are attached.

Asked by Kj 11 months ago

Answered by Kj 7 months ago

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Why won't my site work on Firefox mobile?

I have a blog hosted on Render. The base URL provided by them is https://parker-codes.onrender.com. This URL works perfectly, in all browsers. I purchased a domain from … (read more)

I have a blog hosted on Render. The base URL provided by them is https://parker-codes.onrender.com. This URL works perfectly, in all browsers.

I purchased a domain from Google and then linked a CNAME record to the Render one: https://blog.parker-codes.dev. This URL works in many browsers except for Firefox Mobile (on Android). I receive the error "Address not found. The browser could not find the host server for the provided address."

- I flushed the DNS cache and checked that it propagated across the globe. I used nslookup to verify the domain resolution. - I tested in various other browsers on desktop (Safari, Chrome, Firefox) and mobile (Chrome) and they all work. - I turned off mobile extensions. I also tried in a private window. Still no luck. - I reached out to Google support. They don't see any domain or DNS issues on their end.

From all of this, it appears that the Firefox mobile browser has a bug that can't load the site for some reason. It can't properly resolve the host even though many other browsers can.

Asked by Parker McMullin 10 months ago

Answered by Jonathan Provost 10 months ago

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Unable to scroll to beginning of Youtube sub list

I used to be able to scroll to the bottom of my Youtube subscription list, to see the very first posted videos of all of my subscriptions, going back to the first days of… (read more)

I used to be able to scroll to the bottom of my Youtube subscription list, to see the very first posted videos of all of my subscriptions, going back to the first days of Youtube in 2005. Granted, not all of the videos would show up, and I don't know if that is a Youtube problem or a Firefox problem, but most of the videos would be there. Now, after going back less than a year in the archive, the scrolling just kind of peters out. Firefox becomes unresponsive to any key press or mouse click, and all I can do is quit the program. What has changed? Has Firefox gotten even worse at memory management? it was always a total pig with memory, but has it reached the point where it just plain malfunctions and can't recover? If that is the case, then Firefox devs had better get their spit together and work on optimization. I really don't want to have to start using Edge, thank you, no. I only use Edge to view PDFs.

Asked by gridsleep 6 months ago

Answered by gridsleep 6 months ago

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Firefox Memory Leak Microsoft

Hi. When opening the Microsoft Website (answers.microsoft.com) i experience some memory leaks. See photo for details. Someone knows why? … (read more)

Hi. When opening the Microsoft Website (answers.microsoft.com) i experience some memory leaks. See photo for details.

Someone knows why?

Asked by SuperFurias 11 months ago

Answered by SuperFurias 11 months ago

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Unable to play Videos on Reddit

Hi, I am running Firefox 108.0 on Ubuntu 20.04.5 and videos on Reddit don't play, they just buffer (?). Youtube works fine. I've tried the suggestions on this page: http… (read more)

Hi,

I am running Firefox 108.0 on Ubuntu 20.04.5 and videos on Reddit don't play, they just buffer (?). Youtube works fine. I've tried the suggestions on this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-common-audio-and-video-issues#search but nothing seems to work.

Thanks

Asked by ghostsview 1 year ago

Answered by ghostsview 1 year ago

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Firefox closes immediately after opening it

Hello! I recently got a new PC, and every time I open up Firefox it instantly closes. I have tried downloading it on the Microsoft Store, it seems to work fine for 5 min… (read more)

Hello!

I recently got a new PC, and every time I open up Firefox it instantly closes. I have tried downloading it on the Microsoft Store, it seems to work fine for 5 minutes and then it happens again.

Asked by chillestyt 1 year ago

Answered by chillestyt 1 year ago

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Nothing is loading but other browsers do

Alright first of all I already tried all the tipps about Proxy and basically anything network related. It also happened out of nowhere since I was using my computer the … (read more)

Alright first of all I already tried all the tipps about Proxy and basically anything network related. It also happened out of nowhere since I was using my computer the night before but when I tried opening Firefox the next day it wouldnt load any site, crashed if I tried too much or got really weird and even if it did load after a long time of trial and error it only lasted for a bit and didnt load fully either. I'm on version 108.0.2 as of the last time checking. Everything else seems to be updated as well especially since other browsers work perfectly fine. I also cant really click on much since as I said if I try too much it crashes or doesnt work as intended. I'll provide some pictures which might help the cash report just in case.

I'd also rather not try reinstalling everything since I have a lot of rather important tabs open and I dont wanna risk losing any of them since im not sure how well the Firefox sync. works in this case.

Asked by JustLeon 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago