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small numbered boxes started appearing on webpages behind each element on a page

Today, web pages started showing small numbered boxes behind each element on a webpage. As you move down the page, the numbers are in sequence. I tried the font settings.… (read more)

Today, web pages started showing small numbered boxes behind each element on a webpage. As you move down the page, the numbers are in sequence. I tried the font settings. They are all set at what they should be. I also tried the config settings, no joy. If I restart in troubleshooting mode, the boxes go away. Note: I am using Linux Mint, and Firefox just updated yesterday to V103.0.2. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by bawlmer23 3 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 3 hours ago

Mouse Hover not consistent, Firefox 103 Ubuntu 22.04.1

After upgrading to Firefox 103, I've noticed the following behavior: The mouse icon does not change while moving over web pages or even the menu items and tabs. It requir… (read more)

After upgrading to Firefox 103, I've noticed the following behavior:

The mouse icon does not change while moving over web pages or even the menu items and tabs.

It requires a click for the mouse icon to change and for an action to take place.

This causes problems because of some actions that expect a mouse hover or a click-and-hold response, which this error is preventing.

For example, clicking on Google Maps and dragging to move the map is impossible.

Hovering over a menu to allow it's automatic drop down to appear is also impossible.

This is not consistent; when I open a new Firefox window the mouse behaves normally for a time.

It does lose this ability but I don't know how quickly it happens, but after at least an hour of use, the problem is apparent.

I had thought this was a problem with my extensions or themes, because the problem does not exist in private mode. But when I temporarily removed all the extensions and themes from my setup, the problem still occurred. And the fact that a new window with all extensions still active suggests that this is not caused by those extensions, or if so, not immediately.

Asked by typewriterjason 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Firefox 103.0.1; extremely slow startup, VAAPI error

//Firefox 103.0.1; Linux 5.10; Debian 11.4.0; xserver-xorg 1:7.7; Nvidia 515.57 driver// After clicking on ->Web Browsing -> Firefox there is NO visible response f… (read more)

//Firefox 103.0.1; Linux 5.10; Debian 11.4.0; xserver-xorg 1:7.7; Nvidia 515.57 driver// After clicking on ->Web Browsing -> Firefox there is NO visible response for 26 seconds... then a normal application window opens and Firefox appears to be operating normally. Opening via command line gives the following "error/information" message(s): glxtest: VA-API test failed, failed to initialize VAAPI connection. For the TWENTY-SIX seconds(!) Firefox is apparently trying to connect to a service that is not available. Is there something in "Settings" or in "about:config" that I can do to skip the "glxtest" and/or other glx VAAPI related configuration options? Or, alternatively, am I missing something in the X-window configuration or another library package that is necessary to support the VA-API feature? The Nvidia driver indicates it is providing "GLX server" version 1.4 . [Troubleshooting information / Share Data attached]

Asked by ugene85643 11 hours ago

Can't download - nothing happening....

When using a download link (everywhere) nothing is happening. No errors no 'nothing' I was working before: 103.0.1 (64-bit) Download is working in chrome and other browse… (read more)

When using a download link (everywhere) nothing is happening. No errors no 'nothing'

I was working before: 103.0.1 (64-bit)

Download is working in chrome and other browsers.

Any idea where to look ?

Best

Jan

Asked by jan187 1 day ago

Last reply by jan187 1 day ago

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Twitter videos and some other sites not working.

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript set… (read more)

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript settings in about:config and they are okay. Do not have this problem in brave browser.

Anyone has an answer?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by peter.terpstra7 1 day ago

Answered by peter.terpstra7 1 day ago

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Many legitimate Web Sites not loading

Hi I have been experiencing rejection of access to many legitimate Web Sites. I have attached the error I get even when trying to get to a mozilla web page. This is get… (read more)

Hi I have been experiencing rejection of access to many legitimate Web Sites. I have attached the error I get even when trying to get to a mozilla web page. This is getting both frustrating and limiting in my desire to support, which I do, Mozilla's strategy of privacy and freedom.

I am using Fedora Linux Version 34 and Firefox Version 100.0.2 64 Bit. I did not experience these problems months ago. I have kept everything up to date as far as I can with my OS limits, if any.

I want to examine what is going on and would like to know where to look. Any help would be appreciated ... Robert

Asked by robweir 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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"Container Windows" feature request

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other". Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office a… (read more)

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other".

Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office and personal work. I am asking for a feature, that could already be there somewhere in the advanced configuration (about:config).

Before asking let me set the context. Before containers, I used profiles to separate my work. But the disadvantage of profiles is that the cache, auto-fill, history all those convenient features are not the same everywhere. But the advantage of profiles is that every shortcut key, clicking of link would open in the same work area profile. I don't have to open context menu and select a profile each time.

"Container Windows" could be such a feature which is best of both worlds. I am not aware if this is already there. At least the feature is not obviously visible. There is a feature in "multi-container plugin" which can move all the tabs belonging to a container to a separate window. if we add a feature, in this plugin or Firefox core, to bind a particular window to just one container then it can bring all the goodness of "profiles" and we can still use all the features of "containers".

1. Clicking a link in other application would open the default container (no-container) window 2. Control+Click, by default, opens tab in a bound container window, and hence in the same container 3. Context menu in all windows (bound and unbound) still gives an option to open tab in any container

Please let me know how to do this, if this is already implemented. Or tell me where to raise this feature request.

Asked by Pankaj Jangid 1 day ago

Answered by Paul 1 day ago

Shortcuts for selecting links

Using the Tab key to select the next link will focus on some smaller links.Most of the time I just want to choose the big link that the search returns instead of some pro… (read more)

Using the Tab key to select the next link will focus on some smaller links.Most of the time I just want to choose the big link that the search returns instead of some prompt content.Is there any way?Help please.

Asked by Doyle 1 day ago

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I don't know how to switch windows in FF

Hello folks, I had 1025 tabs open in FF, in various groups using SimpleTabGroup. Somehow I've managed to get into a situation where, when I start FF, I get just three or … (read more)

Hello folks,

I had 1025 tabs open in FF, in various groups using SimpleTabGroup. Somehow I've managed to get into a situation where, when I start FF, I get just three or four of my most recently used tabs on startup.

I have no idea how to get back to the 1025 tabs I really want, but when I close FF I'm asked whether I want to close 1025 tabs, so hopefully they're still available somehow...

Any advice gratefully received!

Thanks in advance.

NB: Firefox 103.0 (64 bit). Xubuntu Linux.

Asked by Mikep129 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

Video playging

Hello Team, I got popup an popup when i am going to play video from any website and the popup is "to play video you may need to install the required video codecs". even … (read more)

Hello Team,

I got popup an popup when i am going to play video from any website and the popup is "to play video you may need to install the required video codecs".

even I am able to playing video in any website. and i have already applied this command is "sudo apt install ubuntu-restricted-extras". and after that i am getting this popup.

FYI I am using "Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS".

Thanks & Regards

Asked by neelkhamar73 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Linhas de selecionar textos em todos os elementos do navegador

Meu navegador Firefox, demonstra uma linha de seleção de textos (idêntico ao de edição de texto, como um bloco de notas) toda vez que eu clico em algum elemento da página… (read more)

Meu navegador Firefox, demonstra uma linha de seleção de textos (idêntico ao de edição de texto, como um bloco de notas) toda vez que eu clico em algum elemento da página, seja texto ou imagem. A linha não altera nada nas páginas, porém me confundem muito e acabam por incomodar meu acesso á paginas e me fazendo ter que usar outros navegadores por conta disto.

Asked by lucasdavid.xavier 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Outgoing Connections

Every time I launch Firefox, it attempts to connect to a number of domains automatically; some of which, it strikes me, may not be entirely necessary and should, therefor… (read more)

Every time I launch Firefox, it attempts to connect to a number of domains automatically; some of which, it strikes me, may not be entirely necessary and should, therefore, not be automatic.

For instance, I have automatic extension/plugin updates off by default, so why does FF try to connect to versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org and/or versioncheck-bg.addons.mozilla.org every time I launch it?


How many of the following do I actually need to give a pass to in my firewall and how many can I safely block?

I appreciate that a couple (e.g. githubusercontent) may be related to specific extensions/plugins, but the majority are from Mozilla/Firefox, so what what is each of them for, specifically?

aus5.mozilla.org ciscobinary.openh264.org content-signature-2.cdn.mozilla.net example.org firefox.settings.services.mozilla.com ipv4only.arpa publicsuffix.org push.services.mozilla.com raw.githubusercontent.com redirector.gvt1.com services.addons.mozilla.org versioncheck.addons.mozilla.org versioncheck-bg.addons.mozilla.org


Thanks.

Asked by imajzineer 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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Some (working) search engines are missing from settings/search.json.mozlz4 - where are they?

I've some search engines which was configured a lot of years ago (or maybe was imported from another browser many years ago). They are working in address bar (e.g. I can … (read more)

I've some search engines which was configured a lot of years ago (or maybe was imported from another browser many years ago). They are working in address bar (e.g. I can enter there "cve something", press Enter and get redirected to https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvekey.cgi?keyword=something), but not listed neither in about:preferences#search nor in my profile's search.json.mozlz4 (I've unpacked and checked it - it contents does match about:preferences#search). I've tried to grep for "cvekey.cgi" in my profile folder but get no results (I suppose these "hidden" search engines are stored in some sqlite file).

I'd like to have these hidden search engines listed in about:preferences#search. I can even manually re-add them, but how can I find complete list of all configured search engines?

Asked by powerman-asdf 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

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firefox switching to tab with login prompt everytime on startup

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to cl… (read more)

everytime I open firefox, it automatically switches tabs like these which require authentication to log in. even though their password is saved, I am still required to click in sign-in button.

Its really annoying that these kind of tabs get opened automatically, and then I have to switch back. Is there a way to disable this autoswitch or better, let the authentication happen automatically since the password is already stored ?

Asked by kushagraR 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

Importing data from another browser

I'd like to import my Seamonkey profile data to Firefox, but Firefox doesn't recognize Seamonkey or its data. How can I do this? I'd like to keep my Firefox data synced t… (read more)

I'd like to import my Seamonkey profile data to Firefox, but Firefox doesn't recognize Seamonkey or its data. How can I do this? I'd like to keep my Firefox data synced to Seamonkey, and maybe synced the other way too. And I'd like Thunderbird to be able to sync to the Seamonkey email data too, for what it's worth. I thought the importing of data when Firefox starts would take care of importing SM data but it doesn't. Are there any commandline options for running Firefox that would get the importing done? I sure don't want to mess around with a huge html bookmarks file and there's other data in Seamonkey besides bookmarks that should be imported too. Help!

Asked by democritus7 5 days ago

Last reply by Terry 5 days ago

Every tab crashes in Firefox 103.0 (64-bit)

Firefox is currently unusable on my system as I get the message "Gah. Your tab just crashed." for every website I try to access. Troubleshoot mode doesn't work. They do… (read more)

Firefox is currently unusable on my system as I get the message "Gah. Your tab just crashed." for every website I try to access. Troubleshoot mode doesn't work. They don't register as crashes. I also tried uninstalling and reinstalling and that doesn't work either. I am using Firefox under Pop! OS.

Asked by bobferrell11 5 days ago

Last reply by Terry 5 days ago

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Linux Firefox not accepted by online sales websites in Zorin OS and Linux Mint

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15Y… (read more)

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15YO Dell Dimension 900.

I've had no problems with Linux Firefox for many years. I do not use any other Non-Linux OSes. Linux Mint updates Firefox regularly and so do I in that OS. I'm currently in a free version of Zorin which doesn't seem to push out updates, so my Zorin Firefox may be sadly out of date.

At any rate, today in Zorin, when I went to several of the bigger online sales platforms, they refused to accept my Firefox and suggested Chrome, Opera, and Safari; Target suggested Firefox.

Went to Mozilla to try and upgrade, but it didn't offer the Linux browser automatically when it read my computer. I was only offered the Windows browser. This may be because the computer is an old Dell Windows machine that I converted to Linux or it may not. I've never had this happen before.

Yesterday in Linux Mint, in which Firefox is upgraded at least weekly, the same thing happened once with a big online retailer. They said my browser was outdated and unsafe.

What's going on? I'm wondering if Linux OSes are simply not being accepted when the big retailers are doing software upgrades, or is something going on with Firefox?

Asked by vineyridge 5 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago