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Firefox built-in PDF viewer's display bug on Japanese and Chinese

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-a… (read more)

My firefox version is 78.9-esr As attachment, Japanese and Chinese character will be messed up. I have tried to install different fonts like fonts-arphic-ukai and fonts-arphic-uming, but it still displays improperly. By the way, it can displays Japanese and Chinese in html correctly.

Asked by wyt94yx 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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reload tab symbol

Hi , I have a problem with reload tab symbol, because its changed after i install last version of firefox. it was "spinning dots" to a single dot that goes back and fort… (read more)

Hi , I have a problem with reload tab symbol, because its changed after i install last version of firefox. it was "spinning dots" to a single dot that goes back and forth (left to right) now it is like this ⌛️....(also i will insert the screenshot)...how i can change it ? when i am installing firefox i put my settings in about:profiles it is just Firefox Tweaks for privacy from this site : ( https://www.privacytools.io/browsers/#about_config ) I changed all settings and still same symbol ⌛️... also try to log in, in safe mode but same result... plese helpe me with is it ...

Asked by ABU_101 4 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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I get pixel texture on several images on different website

Its been happening for several months. I tried doing a refresh firefox and a safe mode firefox. Neither solved the issue. Screenshots attached. Mac OS 10.15.7 Catalina. F… (read more)

Its been happening for several months. I tried doing a refresh firefox and a safe mode firefox. Neither solved the issue. Screenshots attached. Mac OS 10.15.7 Catalina. Firefox 88

I thought my issue may be similar to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1308429

Asked by akamushi 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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after "refresh"

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see … (read more)

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see how to disable ext one at a time. I went with a "Refresh" when I was to uninstall and install. Now, FF 87 does not remember the magnification setting. I set pages to 80%, close, launch, home page (previously set to 80%) is at 100%. Pages that are bookmarked (just set to 80% prior new launch) launch at 100%. There a multiple times during the run time of Firefox that I had gone into config and made adjustments. I do not recall having to do so for magnification not being saved. I do notice that one config change made prior does not exist now, set resolution 1440x900. I think there was a true/false for page memory in config that I had switched from default before the refresh, but seeing how the screen resolution isn't 1440x900..I assume "Refresh" reset config to default.

Sum: Now, Firefox does not save page magnification. What do I need to do, other than 'bump' the size every time? This was not the case prior the "Refresh".

Asked by Philip 2 weeks ago

Answered by Philip 2 weeks ago

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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (read more)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

Asked by Marjolijn 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Accidentally removed the bookmark star button from address bar- how do I get it back?

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button. Using F… (read more)

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button.

Using Firefox 78.9.0esr (64-bit) (Default firefox from debian bullseye)

Asked by alexander.schwinn 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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slow graphic function canvascontext.createLinearGradient()

Hello together, when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also… (read more)

Hello together,

when implementing canvas graphics with 2D context, I notified that the latest FF 87.0 on windows is much slower than chrome/edge/opera on windows and also much slower as safari on mac. I drilled into detail and detected that it was caused when drawing polygons with color gradient (see attached image). Means that using canvascontext.createLinearGradient() instead of flat colors makes it slow. On the other hand using flat colors is perfectly fast.

I wondered, because I had much better experience with FF and installed an earlier version (78.9.0esr) on the same windows workstation and the problem was gone. Seams, that some change made the newer FF slower with this type of graphic..

CPU is i7 8650U 1.90 - 2.11 GHZ, OS is Windows 10 version 20H2

But the effect is the same on all windows workstations I tested. Would be happy to see, that I can use FF again with these type of graphic apps.

Asked by frank.schiller 4 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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How can I disable automatic updates in FF78esr ?

I have a virtual w10x64 machine which I need to play old flash content on a specific (trusted) website which is the only one allowed in mms.cfg and which does not use htt… (read more)

I have a virtual w10x64 machine which I need to play old flash content on a specific (trusted) website which is the only one allowed in mms.cfg and which does not use https. With the latest update to 78.9 FF does not open the flash content and the pages anymore. So I reverted to 78.8 but the auto-update always intercepts.

How can I disable the auto-updates for good? Is there possibly a policy for this?

I think the FF programmers need better imagination on specific scenarios before they impose so called "security features" on the users and break their processes.

Asked by ffsync5 4 weeks ago

Answered by ffsync5 4 weeks ago

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Time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the s… (read more)

My time zone is knocked down 3 hours ago, you can see it on the screenshot Did a restart with disabled Add-ons, did not help. Also on another computer on linux with the same firefox account. I ask for help.

Asked by mihdevel 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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UNABLE TO GET INTO MY ACCOUNTS!!!

NOTHING ABOUT FIREFOX SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME! I NEED TO GET INTO MY ACCOUNT URGENTLY!!! I AM SICK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY AFFAIRS!!! E-MAIL IS VERY IMPORTAN… (read more)

NOTHING ABOUT FIREFOX SEEMS TO WORK FOR ME! I NEED TO GET INTO MY ACCOUNT URGENTLY!!! I AM SICK OF NOT BEING ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MY AFFAIRS!!! E-MAIL IS VERY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY WHEN ONE IS HANDICAPPED. SURE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT I CAN DO TO SOLVE MY PROBLEMS ASAP!!! THANKS!

duplicate. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1331265

Asked by blawrence6247@yahoo.com 1 month ago

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Screwed keyup events with alt modifiers

Hi, I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how. If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("key… (read more)

Hi,

I think I broke the ALT keyup events in some way, probably with my configuration but not sure how.

If I put this code in the console : `document.addEventListener("keyup", e=>console.log('alt: '+e.altKey+' | '+String.fromCharCode(e.which).toLowerCase()));` and the press the keys, I have the following results:

- pressing "I", I get the expected "alt: false | i" - pressing "ALT+I", I get "alt: true | �"

I do not have the problem with other modifier keys like CTRL

Asked by Simon 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 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 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Youtube keeps "pausing" the video im playing

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only ext… (read more)

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only extensions are honey, ecosia search and stylus

Asked by atiedebee 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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I can no longer access a website with Firefox, but I can with other browsers

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am r… (read more)

I occasionally visited this site https://referti-empoli.uslcentro.toscana.it/portalepaziente_user/user-login (it's a site managed by the local health authorities). I am reported that a safe connection cannot be established with the message PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. I am not shown any option to consider this site SAFE (no matter what, it's SAFE and I need to access it occasionally). I also use ESET anti-virus software. I can access through other browser, at least the show me it couldn't be safe but allow me to go on. I don't want to switch browser once in a while to navigate. I want to use Firefox in any case (or switch to another one that allows me to). How can I make it work (apart from deleting cache, temp files and history, which did not work)? Thank you.

Asked by Roberto 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

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Bookmarks gone after upgrading my MacBook to BigSur

Hello! After various problems with my MacBook I had to delete everything from my hard drive. After installing BigSur 11.2.3 and restoring things from my TimeMachine backu… (read more)

Hello! After various problems with my MacBook I had to delete everything from my hard drive. After installing BigSur 11.2.3 and restoring things from my TimeMachine backup all my Firefox bookmarks got lost. I understood how I can restore them but I don't know what file to look for in the TimeMachine backup that should contain my bookmarks... I would also like to restore my passwords if possible. Anyone can help?

Asked by veronika.md 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Bookmark Folders Can't Be Deleted

Hi. I'm trying to organise my bookmarks, and whilst I am able to add, move and remove bookmarks themselves, I can't do anything about folders, even duplicates. Deleting i… (read more)

Hi. I'm trying to organise my bookmarks, and whilst I am able to add, move and remove bookmarks themselves, I can't do anything about folders, even duplicates. Deleting in Firefox's GUI does nothing, and if I try to use a bookmark managing extension, it doesn't work either. What's going on?

I've been digging around in my system for a corresponding .txt file or whatever to manually edit, but it seems it's all on Mozilla's servers, or the file is in some obscure format I can't easily edit. Is this something to do with Firefox Sync?

Asked by A. Wallace 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago