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Firefox print to PDF now inserts huge numbers of blank pages in the pdf at random places

For years, I have used print to pdf in Firefox to generate pdf files of long web pages. It always worked. But lately, I noticed that huge numbers of blank pages are ins… (read more)

For years, I have used print to pdf in Firefox to generate pdf files of long web pages. It always worked. But lately, I noticed that huge numbers of blank pages are inserted in the pdf file, seemingly at random. I looked at the HTML source, and could not see anything that obviously triggers the blank pages. For example, a web page that ought to print to about 35 pages generates a file of more than 600 pages, with most of them blank.

I can use Microsoft Edge as an alternative, but pdf files from that browser strip out all the color, and are nevertheless super huge, about ten times larger than the ones from Firefox. E.g. the file mentioned above, about 35 pages, would be about 1.3 MB from firefox, and 12 MB from Edge. So getting the file from Firefox would be nice.

Is there a reason why print to pdf is behaving in this strange way, and anything I can do about it?

Asked by argnotagain 8 hours ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 hour ago

Can't stop annoying pop up tab

Every time I open a new tab, another extra tab opens automatically with the following address: https://0.0.0.1/ showing this message: An error occurred during a connec… (read more)

Every time I open a new tab, another extra tab opens automatically with the following address: https://0.0.0.1/

showing this message: An error occurred during a connection to 0.0.0.1.

I already re-installed Firefox but this bug keems popping up.

BTW: I did not do a d*** thing. It just started yesterday and is extremely annoying!

Asked by michael686 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Fiefox RAM usage increases on its own

The RAM usage increases, from 1GB to 40GB+ within a matter of minutes of starting Firefox. I have not added any extensions in months. I turned of several with no improv… (read more)

The RAM usage increases, from 1GB to 40GB+ within a matter of minutes of starting Firefox. I have not added any extensions in months. I turned of several with no improvement. I have 6 tabs opened. Firefox has crashed several times the past couple fo months. I have been away on travel for 2 weeks, and today the problem is much worse.

Firefox (37916) 51GB, Extensions (34308) 370MB, GPU (33072) 298MB , and everything else < 100 MB.

I really love Firefox - use across my 4 devices. Only on my desktop am I seeing this. Laptop, iPad, and Android all work fine. Running Win 11

Asked by Mike 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 16 hours ago

Firefox does not display background color in option tags

I am trying to use a <select> tag to display a color selector. So each <option> has a background color to match its displayed text: ```<select id="stroke… (read more)

I am trying to use a <select> tag to display a color selector. So each <option> has a background color to match its displayed text:

```<select id="strokeColor" name="strokeColor" style="width: 10em;">

             <option value="black" style="background: #000000; text: #FFFFFF">
                     black
             </option>

<option value="aqua" style="background: #00FFFF">

                     aqua
             </option>

<option value="blue" style="background: #0000FF">

                     blue
             </option>

<option value="brown" style="background: #A52A2A">

                     brown
             </option>

<option value="gray" style="background: #808080">

                     gray
             </option>

<option value="green" style="background: #00FF00">

                     green
             </option>

<option value="magenta" style="background: #FF00FF">

                     magenta
             </option>

<option value="orange" style="background: #FFA500">

                     orange
             </option>

<option value="purple" style="background: #800080">

                     purple
             </option>

<option value="red" style="background: #FF0000">

                     red
             </option>

<option value="white" style="background: #FFFFFF">

                     white
             </option>

<option value="yellow" style="background: #FFFF00">

                     yellow
             </option>

<option value="#000000" selected="" style="background: #000000">

                     #000000
             </option>
         </select>```

On Chrome this displays as expected:

https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2024-04-18-22-02-25-eebbd5.png

But on Firefox the background colors are ignored:

https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2024-04-18-22-02-35-bd90ee.png

How can I get Firefox to display the background colors?

Asked by jamescobban 4 days ago

Last reply by NoahSUMO 1 day ago

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Firefox 125.0.1 update breaks all self signed certificates

Firefox 125.0.1 update breaks all self signed certificates After the latest auto update I can no longer access any of my management screens on my private network with se… (read more)

Firefox 125.0.1 update breaks all self signed certificates

After the latest auto update I can no longer access any of my management screens on my private network with self signed certificates. This is a real problem. I have attached a couple error screen grabs, but ALL of themn are the same. The information link says there is no workaround!

So how do I recover access? Chrome works just fine ... so it is def. a Firefox problem.

Asked by mzla.cm 1 day ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 day ago

Firefox/Norton Safe Search. May not be a Firefox problem, but...

Firefox browser, v123.0.1, 64-bit. windows 10 Pro, 22H2. Hello, this may not be a problem with Firefox itself at all, but I'd like to try to understand what the cause of… (read more)

Firefox browser, v123.0.1, 64-bit. windows 10 Pro, 22H2.

Hello, this may not be a problem with Firefox itself at all, but I'd like to try to understand what the cause of the problem I and others are having.

I have Norton 360 installed, in this Windows 10 computer and like to use Firefox for internet browsing, it has always served me well.

I also have Norton Safe Search integrated/add-on to Firefox. This puts a red, green, or gray check mark at the end of each link that comes up during a search and has always worked before.

Recently, I've noticed that such check marks do not appear at all when doing a search with Firefox, but they are present when I do searches with MS Edge.

I am searching for a solution here, and also in the Norton Community. There are others there who have stated they are having the same problem.

Has anyone here heard of this before, would you have any suggestion as to what may be causing the lack of the Norton Safe Search check marks in Firefox searches?

Any input/suggestions would be welcome.

Asked by gvgr4139 2 days ago

Last reply by gvgr4139 1 day ago

Can't open firefox settings

When I open firefox in ubuntu linux. (WSLg) Fresh install. I can't go to settings in firefox. Steps: press the hamburger menu, press settings, nothing happens. OS: Ubunt… (read more)

When I open firefox in ubuntu linux. (WSLg) Fresh install. I can't go to settings in firefox. Steps: press the hamburger menu, press settings, nothing happens.

OS: Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS on Windows 10 x86_64 Kernel: 5.15.146.1-microsoft-standard-WSL2 Shell: bash 5.1.16

Asked by Ceel Beckers 3 days ago

Last reply by Ceel Beckers 2 days ago

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Firefox 125 URLs missing in suggestions dropdown

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual u… (read more)

I've just updated to Firefox 125 and now, when I start to type in the URL bar and get my suggestion dropdown of previously visited pages, I no longer can see the actual url for each entry. All I see is the top level name for each entry.

This is not helpful, as I may have perviously visited a number of pages on that site and the information shown does not give me a way to differentiate sufficiently between those pages.

How can I get the exact url displayed on the suggestions dropdown.

How can I get those top level descriptions NOT displayed, so that only the urls are shown?

Asked by Ken 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

drag and drop keeps breaking.

i am using firefox developer edition version 126.0b3 (64-bit) on linux mint with an x11 desktop and for some reason the drag and drop breaks frequently. i think i have f… (read more)

i am using firefox developer edition version 126.0b3 (64-bit) on linux mint with an x11 desktop and for some reason the drag and drop breaks frequently.

i think i have figured out how i can consistently recreate the bug as well as sort of fix it temporarily.

i start with a newly launched browser. everything works fine. but then if i attempt to drag and drop something shortly after i drag and dropped something else and it did the little animation where it returns to its original position, i find that i cant drag and drop anything FROM firefox to anywhere else. and i also cannot rearrage tabs.

it seems to fix itself whenever I drag something from another program TO firefox successfully such as text into a textbox, or a .html file into the window to view it.

Asked by goombabomber11 3 days ago

Firefox doesn't copy anything to the clip board. Tunderbird either

I've had an ongoing issue with Firefox now for several months since upgrading to windows 11. When I try to copy text, or images, url's or anything really that is supposed… (read more)

I've had an ongoing issue with Firefox now for several months since upgrading to windows 11. When I try to copy text, or images, url's or anything really that is supposed to go to the clipboard, it copies a blank text with no data instead. I can copy text and images from other programs and even paste them into text fields on Firefox but I can't copy from Firefox to anything else and it's frustrating.

I recently got forced into upgrading Outlook in windows and hated it so I started using Thunderbird and surprisingly, I have the exact same issue there as well.

I have tried: Running Firefox in safe mode (Shift + Left Click) Resetting Firefox Switching Back to default themes Disabling hardware acceleration Updating to the latest Beta Build (v126) Running Firefox Developer edition

I really want to get this fixed and working, I don't want to have to switch to another browser =/.

Asked by DiggPen 4 days ago

Last reply by kravtsovmaxim2021 4 days ago

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MimeTypes.rdf missing

Hi, I'm using FF on Fedora 39. However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on rest… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using FF on Fedora 39.

However Firefox does not remember any file associations. The MimeTypes.rdf file in the profile is missing and is also not created on restarting the browser.

In the options I've now set the configuration to "Ask whether to open or save files". Now I see a popup when clicking on a file however there is no checkbox with "remember this file associations" (or something similiar).

Asked by daswas 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

ssa.gov account login no longer works on Firefox, but does work on Edge

I can no longer log into my social security account using Firefox, but the login does work on edge. When I try login on Firefox, I get the following error message: Bad R… (read more)

I can no longer log into my social security account using Firefox, but the login does work on edge. When I try login on Firefox, I get the following error message:

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

The initial web site is https://www.ssa.gov/. From there I hit "Sign in", and get to https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/SiView.action using Edge, but get just the error message using Firefox.

There is another route, which is through https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/. Hitting either account or sign in on that page will work on Edge, but gives the same error message on Firefox.

Asked by Bob G 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Firefox always plays sound out of my usb devise if even though i windows uses aux

I have two audio device plugged in. firefox only outputs to the usb devise even though i have selected the aux out on windows. all other programs use the selected audio o… (read more)

I have two audio device plugged in. firefox only outputs to the usb devise even though i have selected the aux out on windows. all other programs use the selected audio out but not firefox

any help would be appreciated

Asked by silasfoldbo 4 days ago

Firefox PDF viewer incorrectly displays PDFs after a period of inactivity on Ubuntu 23.10.1 with KDE Plasma

I am using Ubuntu 23.10.1 with KDE Plasma desktop environment. Since recently I've been experiencing the following problem with Firfox document viewer: after a period of … (read more)

I am using Ubuntu 23.10.1 with KDE Plasma desktop environment. Since recently I've been experiencing the following problem with Firfox document viewer: after a period of inactivity, PDFs become unreadable, and seem to cumulate everything that was displayed on screen (see screenshot). Ctrl + F5 does not help, and neither does closing the window and opening a new one with a link to the file. KDE Document Viewer displays the same file correctly.

Asked by Daigaku no Baku 5 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 days ago

How to enable closing tabs in order of appearance to avoid jumping around

Today when I close many tabs using control w firefox seems to randomly jump around when choosing which next tab to close I wish to have firefox always close the adjac… (read more)

Today when I close many tabs using control w firefox seems to randomly jump around when choosing which next tab to close

I wish to have firefox always close the adjacent tab to the tab I just closed

This should be the default behavior ... I do not see any setting for this ... is there an addon to do this ?

I am using the latest firefox on ubuntu

      • UPDATE*** below answer for setting `browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose` has no impact on this

Asked by EventHorizon 4 months ago

Last reply by James 4 months ago