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Firefox-78.13.0.esr password saving dialogue

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any secur… (read more)

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any security sensitive data on disk at all, not in clear nor encrypted. Could this be in prefs instead, the way that download options are?

Asked by k03 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Mac Firefox Amazon Search Images Not shown

Hi Guys, I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things. When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown. Wh… (read more)

Hi Guys,

I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things.
When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown.
When I do a search within amazon and get the search results, no thumb images are shown.
I've cleared the cache and history, quit and restarted firefox and also restarted my mac, but nothing so far has fixed this.
Being that I've just moved house and gone with a new internet provider may not help as the speeds can be slow for a couple of weeks.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Dizzwold.

Asked by dizzwold 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Flickering screen Firefox 78.14.0esr (64-bit) on OSX 10.11.6

I have a problem, firefox is causing my screen to flicker and mess up the interface on my computer. I have no addons installed. I am always surfing incognito. In many cas… (read more)

I have a problem, firefox is causing my screen to flicker and mess up the interface on my computer. I have no addons installed. I am always surfing incognito. In many cases the screen flickers a few times, and if I am fast enough to close Firefox the problem goes away. This problems does not happen with any other software that utilize on my computer. This occurs for the most part when I am on social media sites like FB, Linkedin or IMDb. Sometimes one can see that some square grafics as an error with in the browser window. And then after a minute or so the flickering starts. These grafic errors never occur outside the browser window and when they appear. But when the screen starts to flicker, the grafic errors occur all over the screen to the point when I close Firefox. It goes back to normal. If I am not fast enough, os stalls and I have to perform a hard reboot, with powerbutton.

Asked by rodieki 2 weeks ago

Continuous Server Not Found / We're Having Trouble Finding That Site error

For the last several months I have been receiving a continuous "server not found" and/or "we're having trouble finding that site" error in Firefox. I currently have Firef… (read more)

For the last several months I have been receiving a continuous "server not found" and/or "we're having trouble finding that site" error in Firefox. I currently have Firefox 91, but I first noticed this issue sometime in the mid-80s (don't know the exact update where I first saw this behavior). It occurs fairly continuously during regular web browsing across every single website -- not on every single page load, but I'd guess every 2-3 page loads I receive the error. Upon refresh, usually one but sometimes it takes two or three, the page loads fine. I've even noticed the error with the Pocket extension, where clicking the save page to Pocket button often gives an error on the first click, but clicking a second time works fine.

This issue has been mentioned several times on this forum and I have tried every single troubleshooting step I can find, yet the issue persists.

I do not have the issue on Safari, Chrome nor Opera and have no connectivity issues on other apps. I do not have a firewall enabled and am not using proxies nor a VPN (at least during troubleshooting).

I have tried the following:

  • restarting
  • uninstall and reinstall Firefox entirely
  • run in Safe mode (disabling all add-ons)
  • disable hardware acceleration

Today I even tried Waterfox to try to get away from the affront to design that is the Proton UI which apparently can no longer be disabled as of Firefox 91. My version of Waterfox is built on Gecko 78 and has the exact same issue that I'm seeing in Firefox.

This issue has made Firefox entirely unusable. I'd really love a fix, but I can't keep wasting hours of my life troubleshooting an issue that's not going away. I'm a contractor and I'm losing income and working hours on this. I hate Google and Chrome for a lot of reasons but at least they've built a browser that works.

Asked by mechnohonu 3 weeks ago

Last reply by mechnohonu 3 weeks ago

Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Extra Firefox icon in mac dock

Since upgrading my iMac to Big Sur, I get an extra Firefox icon in my dock. Now, here's the strange part: it has a small screen on the icon at about 2:00. Even stranger: … (read more)

Since upgrading my iMac to Big Sur, I get an extra Firefox icon in my dock. Now, here's the strange part: it has a small screen on the icon at about 2:00. Even stranger: it connects to the website my wife has on her macbook. It gets stranger: the Firefox icon with the screen appears even if my Firefox app is off. And finally: the icon connects to her Safari app, not her firefox app. That is, when I click on the icon with the screen it shows me her Safari website.

I am at a loss.

Asked by stalfnzo 3 weeks ago

Last reply by stalfnzo 3 weeks ago

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Can we control Firefox Home Page Button from Javascript or better way to control it ?

Hi, We facing critical scenario of the our application. I tried to click on Firefox home page button after that i passing specific application URL from browser's search o… (read more)

Hi,

We facing critical scenario of the our application. I tried to click on Firefox home page button after that i passing specific application URL from browser's search option. Then we navigate to dashboard page.

Can we destroy session or remove session data, when we click on homepage button of Firefox? Because we going to completely out of the application when we click on Firefox home page button. And session is still there. I not able to handle during on this process.

Please guide me or provide better way...

Thanks,

Asked by vvineet187 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 weeks ago

Firefox Home Page

Hi, We still facing one critical issue in Firefox browser. Our application is going to out of scope when I click on Firefox homepage button in browser and I am not able t… (read more)

Hi,

We still facing one critical issue in Firefox browser. Our application is going to out of scope when I click on Firefox homepage button in browser and I am not able to session kill during on this process. Also I am not able to set pass custom URL in homepage because related settings is disabled from organization security. Can you provide me Firefox home page event for kill session of our application.

Asked by vvineet187 3 weeks ago

Keyboard shortcut for switching browser windows

I've been searching far and wide for a keyboard shortcut to switch between Firefox windows on my Mac. To be sure: I know two ways for switching between Firefox tabs: • Go… (read more)

I've been searching far and wide for a keyboard shortcut to switch between Firefox windows on my Mac.

To be sure: I know two ways for switching between Firefox tabs: • Go to the tab to the left or the right: Option-Cmd + the left or right cursor key • Go to tab nr. x: Cmd + x

I also know how to switch between different applications: Cmd + Tab (on the Mac).

But I don't know how to switch between Firefox windows. This is a pain, because I often have a few "steady" tabs open in one Firefox window, while I'm searching around in another window, opening multiple tabs as I go. But for switching, I always have to choose the name of the other window from the Window menu, which I finally decided is enough of a drag to ask for help.

In the Mozilla/Firefox support, I find lots of tips saying Cmd + ~ does the trick.

But it doesn't work for me. I don't know why: I do have a compatibility version (78.13.0esr) of Firefox on my old Mac, so I tried on a PC with the latest version for Windows 10 to see if that made a difference, but no: Firefox Windows 10 doesn't work with Cmd + ~ there either.

Asked by gevangasteren 3 weeks ago

Last reply by gevangasteren 3 weeks ago

how exactly location permissions work?

if i don't block new websites from requesting permission to access my location, will they be allowed to access my location automatically, or will i be asked every time? t… (read more)

if i don't block new websites from requesting permission to access my location, will they be allowed to access my location automatically, or will i be asked every time?

thanks :)

Asked by coatli 1 month ago

Last reply by coatli 3 weeks ago

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Bookmarks folders flattening when restoring from backup

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly f… (read more)

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly from that backup file: all folders intact, and every single bookmark in the exact order it's been for about 14 years.

But now, whenever I use the Import feature, all folders are flattened/emptied and everything goes into alphabetical order. No matter what I do, they will not load in my uniquely crafted order (based on the sidebar, which I use exclusively). Everything goes into a single unmanageable lump in Bookmarks Menu.

Restoring from JSON makes no difference.

Versions tested from 78ESR all the way to 91. At one point, I went back to 88 and it worked fine for a day or two, but then didn't.

Asked by DanEvs 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

  • Solved

Printing to PDF

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a diff… (read more)

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a different account. I have no problem printing/previewing to PDF on my Firefox browser, when using my account. This problem is not recent.

We use a Mac mini (2018), macOs BigSur 11.5.2, Firefox 78.13.0esr (64-bit)

Thank you for helping with this problem.

Derrick Melbourne, Australia

Asked by derrickbui 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Integrating a number of preferences for browsers when being upgraded

As I work towards rolling out FF91esr to 250 PCs, and having the UI almost usable, I need to be able to integrate a number of preferences to each browser. Does the group … (read more)

As I work towards rolling out FF91esr to 250 PCs, and having the UI almost usable, I need to be able to integrate a number of preferences to each browser.

Does the group policy cover EVERY preference available?

I read on gHacks that Mozilla ripped out yet another feature - the ability to use the user.js preferences file. I must admit, I haven't confirmed this yet as I've only just finished reading it. I believe the user.js could not lock settings anyway?

I do have about 80-100 settings that I want to integrate. I can't simply replace their prefs.js because they will have undoubtedly set some preferences for themselves, which we do not forbid (yet).

So, without wiping out any preferences users may have set for themselves, how can I integrate the settings I need, assuming the GPO doesn't cover every conceivable preference?

disclaimer: Yes, I realize it is possible that some of the settings I'm going to integrate *might* conflict with preferences they've set for themselves. That will be dealt with internally by policy communications.

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

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Weird Crash Problem

I just recently moved from Win 7 to Win 10 (x64). The Win 7 install was getting unstable and I was getting blue screen crashes a couple of times a week. I suppose it's … (read more)

I just recently moved from Win 7 to Win 10 (x64). The Win 7 install was getting unstable and I was getting blue screen crashes a couple of times a week. I suppose it's possible it was Firefox related, but Firefox seemed to work OK.

Since the upgrade, Firefox has been unstable in a very odd way I haven't seen before. I've been using Firefox and its predecessor Netscape since 1995 when I was using a beta version of Netscape.

Sometimes Firefox will crash and then refuse to restart, but most of the time the problem is I can get it to restart, but then if I close Firefox and try to reopen it, it will refuse to restart. If I copy over a backed up profile it will usually start at least once and may run OK for a couple of days. But when it crashes, I can't get it going again without copying over a backed up profile. Though that can be hit and miss too. Sometimes a backed up copy that worked before won't work, but another backup will.

When I upgraded I was on, I think 70.0 esr, but I upgraded to 78.8.0 esr (both 32 bit) trying to get it stable again. I tried installing 78.8.0 esr x64 and i was able to quit and restart, but it crashed and refused to restart a few hours later.

I tried Safe Mode and it starts in Safe Mode, even with a bad profile, but when I turn off all add-ins in Safe Mode and try to start normally, it won't start if it's not starting. Hardware Acceleration is off (it's been off the entire time).

On the most recent crash I deleted the profile that crashed copied over the last working profile files, but it still wouldn't start. I then went back to the Win 7 installation profile, copied over the crashes and datareporting directories of the profile and it started.

I've tried copying small pieces at different crashes and copying over something that worked the time before sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't.

Has anybody ever seen a problem like this one? And if so did they manage to fix it?

Asked by wdolson 6 months ago

Last reply by wdolson 6 months ago

Reverting Firefox header to something useable; FF91esr

Hi. We have just begun to test Firefox 91esr for an anticipated rollout in October 2021. That's probably going to be optimistic. I'm trying to revert the toolbar and brow… (read more)

Hi.

We have just begun to test Firefox 91esr for an anticipated rollout in October 2021. That's probably going to be optimistic. I'm trying to revert the toolbar and browser style to be an exact replica of the attached image (theme not withstanding).

We surveyed around 250 users and only 2 like the new FF91 toolbar and tabs. So got to go with the 99.9% of people. The userChrome.css file I am using is here: https://pastebin.com/8SFM3i1k

The userContent.css is:

/* Remove color effect filter on autofilled fields */

-moz-autofill {filter: unset !important;}

/* Remove filter on all fields */ input {filter: unset !important;}


I'm getting confused with the naming. We have Photon and is it now Proton? And what I'm trying to get back to is Australis?

Enabled style sheets and I can get the theme working. But when I add the chrome folder and it's contents instead of getting what you see on the attached image I get the default style with the ugly square tabs - the default in v78

I also can't seem to stretch the toolbar vertically. It's too damned compact.

The addons I want to use include new tab homepage, which seems to install but doesn't show in the list of add-ons and doesn't work. Perhaps I should approach the author for that issue.

The reload in the address bar works in 78.13, but in 91 it puts the reload button the on the far right... Another add-on problem for the author.

How do I remove the favorites icon from the address bar?

On webpages there is a settings cog in the top right corner. I'd also like to remove that.

I'm a PC builder, not a coder, so the css is provided by the generosity of other people.

thanks

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Last reply by citizen1138x 1 month ago

configuration wiped out

Well this was a *shocking* disappointment. After 18 months without broadband I tried to update my Linux Mint system. Including Firefox which I've used forever. And when I… (read more)

Well this was a *shocking* disappointment.

After 18 months without broadband I tried to update my Linux Mint system.

Including Firefox which I've used forever.

And when I launch Firefox the first time I find it is almost unrecognizable and my previous configuration has been completely obliterated: no preferences, no add-ons, no extensions, my history is gone and all of my several thousand bookmarks; the screen looks like a bad parody of Chrome (another toy I avoid). I see a fleeting and unintelligible message having something to do with Sync, about which I could care less and have no use for. But, drowning, I grasp at any faint hope... except I can't get into their marvelous Sync service. One of your myriad, useless help pages refers to some circly link icon which is nowhere on my screen. So I stumble around trying to find a way into this sign-up and wind up in a perfect catch-22 -- the login requires an email address for an account I don't have and so rejects it because I don't have the account for which I'm trying to sign up . I finally found my way in through these forums but still don't know what I've signed up for and if it's any help.

So they have me completely buggered. Are they really going to make me start all over again?

Slightly Irked

Asked by u.orkley 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox on debian linux keeps depositing a windows virus in its cache.

Firefox on Debian Linux with no modules or extensions enabled keeps installing a windows virus in it's cache. Other browsers don't do this so it's something with firefox.… (read more)

Firefox on Debian Linux with no modules or extensions enabled keeps installing a windows virus in it's cache. Other browsers don't do this so it's something with firefox.

Asked by dayscondor 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago