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Show web push notifications using Windows 10 / OSX native API

Why native API? Because when there's a new web push notification and user misses it, there's no way to find out what it was. Using OS's native API will allow the notifica… (read more)

Why native API? Because when there's a new web push notification and user misses it, there's no way to find out what it was. Using OS's native API will allow the notification to be kept in Notification Panel unit users sees it and dismiss it.

I believe Linux too have some sort of native notification APIs too.

It'd be really awesome to have native notifications support on operating systems which now have pretty good notifications APIs.

Asked by chall3ng3r 2 years ago

Last reply by maaxxify 1 year ago

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CPU error consuming

There is a problem with Faerfoksom critical, processor I3-7100. When you run Firefox the computer translates all the program and game tasks into 2 CPU threads and starts … (read more)

There is a problem with Faerfoksom critical, processor I3-7100. When you run Firefox the computer translates all the program and game tasks into 2 CPU threads and starts to slow down. If you click anywhere on the desktop or activate any task immediately load is all 4 threads, but if the cursor again activate on the Firefox load back from all running programs goes to 2 CPU flow, and 2 others start Rest and everything again slows down. There is no such thing with other browsers

Asked by Creafan 2 years ago

Last reply by Creafan 1 year ago

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How to force Firefox to remember a password?

Firefox help says "When you enter a username and password that you haven't already saved for a website, Firefox will ask if you want to save it. " But it doesn't always. … (read more)

Firefox help says "When you enter a username and password that you haven't already saved for a website, Firefox will ask if you want to save it. "

But it doesn't always. I want it to remember username/password for a particular website, but Firefox doesn't ask. I have "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" checked, and the website is not on my saved logons list. Is there a way to force Firefox to remember the username/password for a particular site, perhaps by manually editing the saved logons list (where is it?)? Thanks.

Asked by coffent 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox for Linux: Upload lacks search ability

The title is pretty descriptive of the issue. I have been trying to migrate older computer users over to Linux and have found a number of unusual problems. One of them i… (read more)

The title is pretty descriptive of the issue.

I have been trying to migrate older computer users over to Linux and have found a number of unusual problems.

One of them is that Firefox for Linux seems to lack a feature that exists on Windows: when you open the file upload window, there is no ability to search for the file you want. Instead you have to already know where/what it is, something that can be problematic at times.

Is this a known issue?

I can't speak for all distros, but at least on Kubuntu it is an issue.

Asked by OldPontifex 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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FF61: Settings -> General not shown (about:preferences#general). Other Settings work properly.

If I try to select the General topic in Settings it just doesn't switch over to display the appropriate entries. The last selected topic stays on the screen. browser-cons… (read more)

If I try to select the General topic in Settings it just doesn't switch over to display the appropriate entries. The last selected topic stays on the screen.

browser-console shows three entries when clicking on general:

NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED: Component returned failure code: 0x80520015 (NS_ERROR_FILE_ACCESS_DENIED) [nsIFile.create] FileUtils.jsm:67

Error initializing preference category paneGeneral: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80570016 (NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE) [nsIJSCID.getService]" nsresult: "0x80570016 (NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/XPCOMUtils.jsm :: XPCU_serviceLambda :: line 251" data: no] preferences.js:162 gotoPref chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:162:5 init_all/< chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:70:50 _fireOnSelect chrome://global/content/bindings/richlistbox.xml:78:13 selectItem chrome://global/content/bindings/listbox.xml:237:11 onxblmousedown chrome://global/content/bindings/listbox.xml:995:13

NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE: Component returned failure code: 0x80570016 (NS_ERROR_XPC_GS_RETURNED_FAILURE) [nsIJSCID.getService] XPCOMUtils.jsm:251 XPCU_serviceLambda resource://gre/modules/XPCOMUtils.jsm:251:16 get resource://gre/modules/XPCOMUtils.jsm:183:21 get isPending chrome://browser/content/aboutDialog-appUpdater.js:114:5 appUpdater chrome://browser/content/aboutDialog-appUpdater.js:68:1 init chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/main.js:510:21 init chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:43:7 init_category_if_required chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:36:3 gotoPref chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:160:5 init_all/< chrome://browser/content/preferences/in-content/preferences.js:70:50 _fireOnSelect chrome://global/content/bindings/richlistbox.xml:78:13 selectItem chrome://global/content/bindings/listbox.xml:237:11 onxblmousedown chrome://global/content/bindings/listbox.xml:995:13

Asked by s-nightingale 1 year ago

Answered by s-nightingale 1 year ago

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Firefox extremely slow to load pages after startup

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after… (read more)

For the past few days, Firefox has been extremely slow to load pages at startup. The browser itself launches pretty much instantly, but it's taking over six minutes after that just to look up domains. At some point it gets past whatever hiccup is holding things up and browsing works for the rest of the session -- noticeably slower than usual, but usable.

It happens with add-ons disabled, after multiple refreshes, and even after a full reinstall (with new profile). I've played with all the common suspects -- disabling accessibility options, hardware acceleration, IPv6, etc. I closed my pinned tabs and disabled auto-restoring the previous session. I even disabled Avast and MalwareBytes. Nothing has helped so far (which is seriously disappointing, considering the 6-minute restart between each change!)

The odd thing is that there are a few seconds, immediately after startup, where things seem to work normally. If I'm quick, I can sometimes get most of one webpage to load before the problem begins.

I've been a Firefox power user since version 0.6.2 and never encountered anything like this. I'm very comfortable with changing settings, configuration files, etc., and am willing to try just about anything to get things cranking again. But right now I'm simply out of other ideas to try.

Using 61.0.2, 64-bit version on fully-patched Windows 10 on a very fast fiber connection. <edit> I also tried the 32-bit version; no joy. </edit>

Asked by MatthewJay 2 years ago

Answered by MatthewJay 2 years ago

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After update 62, all of my passwords are gone. How can I restore them?

Firefox is set for automatic updates. I have no issues with my anti-virus program. After Firefox update 62, all of my user IDs and passwords are gone. I have tried restor… (read more)

Firefox is set for automatic updates. I have no issues with my anti-virus program. After Firefox update 62, all of my user IDs and passwords are gone. I have tried restoring everything via my pc (windows 8.1). I have tried restoring Firefox. The saved passwords and User names are gone. Is there a way to restore them, or do I need to rebuild the list....one at a time?

Asked by KellieBarnett 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox takes forever to load. How fix this? (And no, I don't want to do a reset of all my preferences!)

I open the browser (homepage is google search - so a pretty empty space - but it makes no diff which homepage i use). And it takes a verrryyyyyyyy long time to load. I ha… (read more)

I open the browser (homepage is google search - so a pretty empty space - but it makes no diff which homepage i use). And it takes a verrryyyyyyyy long time to load.

I have emptied cache etc etc etc, No viruses etc etc, Not caused by an add on....

And no, I dont want to do the 'reset' thing. (Why should I have to spend time every few weeks resetting all my Firefox preferences? This is a long standing BUG with firefox. Other browsers dont do this!)

How fix it? It seems to me that someone at Mozilla needs to address this bug. It's been around for a few years now.

Asked by davidtay 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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Sync won't load with Firefox...I have to sign in every time I start the browser.

Firefox doesn't sync automatically. This is on a Windows 10 computer; it doesn't happen on two other Windows 10 computers nor on my Android phone. Under Tools, instead … (read more)

Firefox doesn't sync automatically. This is on a Windows 10 computer; it doesn't happen on two other Windows 10 computers nor on my Android phone. Under Tools, instead of "Sync Now" it says "Sign In To Sync." After I hit the sign in button, it does so automatically, and syncing begins again. But after I shut down the browser, the next time I start it it goes back to not being signed in.

Asked by MedievalGuy 2 years ago

Last reply by Roxmarie 1 year ago

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NOT SOLVED: not responding

Hi, I am on win10 (all updates) and Firefox (all updates, 61.0.2 64bit). My FF goes "not responding" at random times and on random sites (seems not to be site-specific). … (read more)

Hi,

I am on win10 (all updates) and Firefox (all updates, 61.0.2 64bit). My FF goes "not responding" at random times and on random sites (seems not to be site-specific). Tried everything: new profile (old profile was moved from old PC), reinstall, disabling all extensions/plugins, disconnect from sync, hardware acceleration disable, plenty of free disk space.

This seems to relate to Windows Firewall, seems to have started since 1 August (windows feature update 1803). Then FF was completely unable to browse, so I enabled FF in Windows firewall. Have removed FF from Windows firewall and readded now many times. I do not get notifications from Windows Firewall abt FF being blocked though.

Sometimes I see completely odd thing: FF becomes non-responsive, I want to start IE, and IE does not open until I have killed FF. What is this?

All other apps work fine (Lenovo x380, 2 months old).

Asked by kaidoloor 2 years ago

Last reply by kaidoloor 1 year ago

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print with page numbers offset x numbers

when printing, the "headers&footers" section in the page setup allows you to add the page number to each page. I would like to print all pages, but with an offset to … (read more)

when printing, the "headers&footers" section in the page setup allows you to add the page number to each page.

I would like to print all pages, but with an offset to this page number.

So instead of the first page having a 1 on the header, second page having a 2, etc., it should have first page with 23, second page 24, etc.

any way to do this in firefox?

Asked by firefox28 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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move tabs to the bottom of the window

Does anyone know any userChrome.css recipes that will move the tab bar to the bottom of the window and not put a blank bar at the bottom of the screen is full screen mode… (read more)

Does anyone know any userChrome.css recipes that will move the tab bar to the bottom of the window and not put a blank bar at the bottom of the screen is full screen mode like then watching youtube etc. I'm running Linux

I currently use:

/* Move the tab toolbar below the content. */

  1. TabsToolbar {
  position: fixed;
  bottom: -0em;
  width: 100%;

} /* Move the content deck bottom up by the tab height. */

  1. content-deck {
       /* margin-bottom: var(--tab-min-height) !important; */
   margin-bottom: 33px !important;

}

Asked by 0ryn 2 years ago

Answered by 0ryn 2 years ago

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clear recent history grayed out

I noticed under my hitory tab that "clear recent history" is greyed out. I thought this was normal because I am using private browsing but I noticed that several websites… (read more)

I noticed under my hitory tab that "clear recent history" is greyed out. I thought this was normal because I am using private browsing but I noticed that several websites are listed under history.

Is it proper for "clear recent history" to be greyed out?

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Description field in bookmarks has been deleted

After Firefox version 61.0.2, there is no description field. I use the description field to keep notes about websites, it is very valuable in fact critical to have and I… (read more)

After Firefox version 61.0.2, there is no description field. I use the description field to keep notes about websites, it is very valuable in fact critical to have and I can't use Firefox effectively without it; therefore have turned off updates. I have read the "fixes" but downloading bookmarks and keeping them separate from the browser is just not practical. I have been a Firefox user for many years and it has been great, much better than alternatives, however if the description field is not returned in a future update I shall be forced to use other browser. When will the description field be returned to Firefox bookmarks?

Asked by spencermog 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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Instructions for turning off cache are wrong. Do not have network.http.use-cache

I am trying to turn off my cache settings. The instructiuons given tell us to set 'network.http.use-cache in about:config. I have tried that, and that Preference name no … (read more)

I am trying to turn off my cache settings.

The instructiuons given tell us to set 'network.http.use-cache in about:config.

I have tried that, and that Preference name no longer exists.

How is this achieved?

I need this for Automation Testing. Currently, cached data casuses tests to fail.

Asked by stapes 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago