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Feature Request: Disable Webpage Changing Images

I frequently stumble upon websites with incredibly annoying looping images, with no option or method to disable the image changes. Reading information on websites with co… (read more)

I frequently stumble upon websites with incredibly annoying looping images, with no option or method to disable the image changes. Reading information on websites with constantly changing images is difficult due the distraction.

It would be greatly appreciated if an option could be created to disable the continual image looping - perhaps an addition to the FF settings whereby an On/Off toggle could en/disable a context menu option to Pause / Disable image looping when the user right-clicks on an image. ... or, the browser itself automatically recognises image looping and the toggle simply allows FF to en/disable the looping.

Thanks.

Asked by Waphle_Stomp 4 days ago

Using Node Express-Sessions to set cookie "httpOnly: true, secure: true, SameSite: "None" FF blocks authorization

My web site My web site allows user to login with .ejs Sign-up/Sign-in pages then delivers a React page. This works in Chrome and Safari. Https/SSL are provided by my ho… (read more)

My web site My web site allows user to login with .ejs Sign-up/Sign-in pages then delivers a React page. This works in Chrome and Safari. Https/SSL are provided by my host A2Hosting.

Firefox warns "Cookie “connect.sid” does not have a proper “SameSite” attribute value" when the cookie is set and then blocks the react page after login. If I enter the route that leads to the react page directly I can login and don't get the warning. In both cases the Storage tab in Dev tools shows the same settings for the cookie.
I made sure to remove any cookies for my site before testing the second scenario. I have tested this on Windows, Linux and Android versions of Firefox with the same results.

Here is my Express-Session instantiation ``` app.use(expressSession({

 store: new pgSession({
   pool: pool,
   tableName: 'session'
   // Insert connect-pg-simple options here
 }),
 secret: process.env.SECRET,
 resave: false,
 saveUninitialized: false,

cookie: {

   httpOnly: true,
   Secure: true,
   SameSite: "None",
   path: ['/'],
   maxAge: 60 * 60 * 1000 * 5
 }
 // Insert connect-pg-simple options here

})) ``` I've tried changing the path to include the react app route, I've added it to Cors white list and I converted it to open with an .ejs file instead of .html with no results.

Thanks for your support and for a great browser

Asked by rich.rhaskell 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

ClassicPress password reset links not working when clicking links from mail using Firefox Dev edition

Hi, I use ClassicPress (fork of WordPress) and I have a problem when requesting a password reset link for it. When opening the email received to reset password in the f… (read more)

Hi,

I use ClassicPress (fork of WordPress) and I have a problem when requesting a password reset link for it.

When opening the email received to reset password in the firefox dev edition browser and click the reset link I receive an error stating that the link is invalid.

I discovered by trial and error that copying the same link and pasting it manually in a new tab of the same firefox dev edition browser solves the issue because then the link is recognised as valid.

This happened after the update I received last week.

I am a linux mint user if that helps in tracking down the issue.

How do I get my profile data back after a reinstall from snap?

A firefox support article told me to reinstall firefox from snap on ubuntu, without mentioning anything about the profile, settings, and bookmarks. Now everything is gone… (read more)

A firefox support article told me to reinstall firefox from snap on ubuntu, without mentioning anything about the profile, settings, and bookmarks. Now everything is gone.

Is there any way to recover my local profile?

I don't think it was synced properly with my other devices

Asked by dan_evans2112 6 days ago

Last reply by dan_evans2112 6 days ago

At random times (with several Gitlab and Google Cloud UI tabs open) keyboard starts severely lagging in Firefox/Ubuntu

The lag is very problematic to me, because I do most of my work using the browser. When the keyboard starts lagging I can only enter text using copy/paste with mouse (whi… (read more)

The lag is very problematic to me, because I do most of my work using the browser. When the keyboard starts lagging I can only enter text using copy/paste with mouse (which works fine). The only way to solve it is to restart Firefox (which can result in lost work).

The lag, when it starts, is 10 seconds or more for each keystroke. It occurs about once every few days.

Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS

126.0.1 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox Snap For Ubuntu Canonical-002 - 1.0

I don't use Wayland.

Setting accessibility.force_disabled to 1 did NOT help.

Some lines from the top when this happened:

``` top - 20:21:22 up 2 days, 11:27, 1 user, load average: 0,36, 0,83, 1,02 Tasks: 270 total, 1 running, 268 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie %Cpu(s): 1,7 us, 0,3 sy, 0,0 ni, 98,0 id, 0,0 wa, 0,0 hi, 0,0 si, 0,0 st MiB Mem : 11776,5 total, 1221,4 free, 7160,2 used, 3394,9 buff/cache MiB Swap: 18432,0 total, 18154,1 free, 277,9 used. 3535,6 avail Mem

  VIRT    RES    SHR S  %CPU  %MEM     TIME+ COMMAND                                                               

6234092 3,1g 101052 S 1,0 26,7 217:04.66 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 138 +

 20,8g 754008 235476 S   1,0   6,3 204:17.24 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox                            

7402104 518340 108992 S 0,0 4,3 18:16.64 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 4 -i+ 1576384 372564 158532 S 0,0 3,1 3:45.49 /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --calc file:///home/user/w+ 2913372 356592 100916 S 1,0 3,0 15:18.84 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 278 + 2762568 304556 94852 S 0,3 2,5 0:50.35 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 552 + 3155860 303900 58316 S 0,3 2,5 6:06.12 /home/user/.dropbox-dist/dropbox-lnx.x86_64-200.4.7134/dropbox 4997304 285560 102988 S 0,0 2,4 59:54.84 /usr/bin/gnome-shell 2796144 250836 94468 S 0,3 2,1 1:29.30 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 469 + 2604896 243840 84184 S 0,0 2,0 0:43.95 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 1 -i+ 2797868 217532 95100 S 0,0 1,8 2:41.74 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 327 + 2610924 187876 92820 S 0,0 1,6 0:14.77 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 577 + 2619764 171224 92892 S 0,0 1,4 0:17.94 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 579 + 2514872 163516 93684 S 0,0 1,4 0:14.78 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 591 + 2556276 160004 91440 S 0,0 1,3 0:04.57 /snap/firefox/4336/usr/lib/firefox/firefox -contentproc -childID 581 + ```

Asked by valentas 6 days ago

Last reply by valentas 6 days ago

Firefox maintained and released by mozilla

Hi folks, I'd like to obtain some clarity on provenance aspects of Firefox released as a Flatpak. I see in this article that one of the options is to use flatpak packag… (read more)

Hi folks,

I'd like to obtain some clarity on provenance aspects of Firefox released as a Flatpak.

I see in this article that one of the options is to use flatpak package: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/install-firefox-linux

Is this article produced / reviewed by mozilla? Is flatpak an officially trusted, backed by mozilla, means of installing firefox on a system?

On flathub one can observe the "Verified" seal which indicates that such package is developed and maintained by original package developers (in case Mozilla). One can also observe in multiple forums here and there that mozilla is the one that builds and maintain this package.

Though a seal is nice, and users opinions are ok, it would be good to have artifacts that would evidence better this relationship. Also, would be good to have this officially stated in mozilla's website, under "Download options and other languages" section, something like "you can also safely install firefox through the flatpak package available on flathub which is developed / maintained / signed by mozilla itself".

Or maybe all of this information is around and i am just not able to link it together.

Thanks

Asked by Fred 6 days ago

Last reply by Fred 6 days ago

how to fix "suggest-unexpected" incompatible database version error?

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04 and just reinstalled for unrelated reasons. I'm trying to copy my Firefox profile over from my backup to the new installation. I used the Ubuntu S… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 24.04 and just reinstalled for unrelated reasons. I'm trying to copy my Firefox profile over from my backup to the new installation.

I used the Ubuntu Snap store to install Firefox and put my old profile in -- this is the one that I was using on my previous Ubuntu 24.04 installation just a couple days ago -- and everything seems fine, but I do see this error message:

[ERROR error_support::handling] suggest-unexpected: Error opening database: Incompatible database version: 18

It gets printed when I type things in the search bar, so it seems related to some sqlite database related to history and autocompletion.

Is there a way to fix this? I'm fine with just deleting it, so long as the other parts of the profile remain.

(This is a strange error, since after all I was using the exact same setup -- Firefox on Ubuntu 24.04, installed via snap -- just a couple days ago, and it was, as far as I know, up-to-date.)

Asked by Dan Drake 1 week ago

Last reply by Dan Drake 1 week ago

How to make firefox keep history forever?

Hi, in my settings Firefox is set to "remember history", but there are no options for how long and when i look into my history, it doesn't go back further than a year. I … (read more)

Hi, in my settings Firefox is set to "remember history", but there are no options for how long and when i look into my history, it doesn't go back further than a year. I found a few answers to this on some forums talking about the places.history.expiration.max_pages setting and others about the places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages setting but those don't exist in my Firefox and the threads are more than a decade old. I currently have version 126.0.1 64bit on Linux. How can i keep my history forever?

Asked by cldtech 1 week ago

Outlook school email cookies

I want to enable cookies for outlook only,the rest I don't want. I have attempted to look at the cookie's url for outlook and add that to the exception list, but outlook… (read more)

I want to enable cookies for outlook only,the rest I don't want.

I have attempted to look at the cookie's url for outlook and add that to the exception list, but outlook still harasses me with its annoying 2fa

How do I find the actual address to put in the exceptions list to stop this issue?

Asked by ALoepker 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Slowly fullscreen animation with transparent tabbar

here is the video: https://streamable.com/zffknq the issue is about transparent bar with vertical addons and slowly fullscreen animation, and the fullscreen animation is… (read more)

here is the video: https://streamable.com/zffknq the issue is about transparent bar with vertical addons and slowly fullscreen animation, and the fullscreen animation isn't config-able, I already set full-screen-api.transition-duration.enter 0 0 full-screen-api.transition-duration.leave 0 0 in about:config, and disable sidebar or userChrome is not work too. and this is happend about one mouth ago after my nixos update firefox.

Asked by Nestor Liao 1 week ago

Last reply by Nestor Liao 1 week ago

Cookies and Cache Data

For about 24hr now, every time I clear cookies and cache data, 20kB remain. I clear this data often, and the cookie and cache data always registers "0kB" after I click on… (read more)

For about 24hr now, every time I clear cookies and cache data, 20kB remain. I clear this data often, and the cookie and cache data always registers "0kB" after I click on "Clear Data", until yesterday. My OS is Ubuntu 22.04. Where can I find that file so I can delete it?

Asked by barba3gr1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 3 months ago

Answered by Jim 3 months ago

password manager

heb.com i can login, but my password manager takes me to accounts.heb.com, & it gives me the error message. I went to heb.com, logged in & saved it. When I … (read more)

heb.com i can login, but my password manager takes me to

accounts.heb.com, & it gives me the error message. I went to

heb.com, logged in & saved it. When I looked at passwords again it had

accounts.heb.com, & I cant edit that. I don't know if its Firefox or HEB.

Asked by Theodore Ojevich (Ted Ojevich) 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

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Domain uniformity no uniform

FireFox assumes that text size is the same for all pages in a domain, rferl.org for example. That is _not_ true. If I have set size to 50% and then take a link to a page … (read more)

FireFox assumes that text size is the same for all pages in a domain, rferl.org for example. That is _not_ true. If I have set size to 50% and then take a link to a page that's different and have to set size to 67% to read it, when I return to the original page, size is 67% and text is too large.

Asked by Mark Filipak 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

Background processes

Hello Firefox community and thank you for your time and effort. Let me begin by saying I used to have this same issue with MS operating systems until I said goodbye to M… (read more)

Hello Firefox community and thank you for your time and effort. Let me begin by saying I used to have this same issue with MS operating systems until I said goodbye to MS and went to Linux on one laptop and got a Mac for streaming and graphics. Here is the issue: MS had so many background processes running constantly, regardless of what I was using the machine for, that I regularly experienced crashes, warnings and slowed responses on my Windows machines. No matter how vigilant I was about settings and stopping processes and keeping system clean, I would regularly have to replace the fan on my machines as the constant overheating would eventually kill the fans. That has not been a problem since I made that switch away from MS. Until now. I keep clean machines and keep them updated religiously. But with the latest few Firefox updates the problem is now back on both my Linux built Lenovo and my MacBook Pro, especially the Mac. That regularly shuts down after an hour of streaming use. When I hear the fan constantly struggling and feel the machines heating up I check the background processes and find that Firefox has at least four running processes eating up resources. Force stop does not fix the resource hogging; by the time it is apparent and I respond the machine is already overheated and shuts itself down. Last night I started searching and found a (very) recent thread about this same issue. Most of the participants were attributing it to recent updates. If this is the case is there any effort to fix this? I would hate to have this issue completely destroy my older (but still heavily relied upon) MacBook with this constant mechanical challenge since I cannot afford to replace it. Please can you fix this problem. It is an old and exhausting struggle I thought I would not have to deal with again. If my assumption of the source of the problem is inaccurate do you have any suggestions? Thanks again, Jerri

Asked by jerri.lynn007 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Will firefox ever get a session restore that is ACID?

Firefox losing all of my session history is an inevitability. I have encountered this problem on many cases over the past decade, be it due to an update, a power failure,… (read more)

Firefox losing all of my session history is an inevitability. I have encountered this problem on many cases over the past decade, be it due to an update, a power failure, a BSOD, or just randomly (despite closing the application correctly); like a law of nature, eventually firefox will just forget to open a window, or the entire session. This issue has caused me to switch to other web browsers in the past, multiple times. They each struggle with this in their own way.

Sometimes I can save my session by finding it in the sessionstore-backups folder, but the problem I am talking about is that that does not always work! Often times the backups get overwritten when the problem occurs - even if I don't touch firefox or open it again or close it, even if I immediately notice that a window that was there when I previously opened firefox is no longer there, often times nothing in the backup files actually has the version that I want. It's always overwritten with the new/modified session that's missing hundreds or thousands or tabs from my session restore history.

I think that the ability to actually restore a session and not have to cross my fingers that it doesnt blow up and delete my entire history (which randomly occurs at least once every few months) is the biggest problem with firefox. It is the most frustrating thing that any web browser can do. And quite frankly even if I wanted to use Firefox Sync to store my session information on a remote server (which I do not!) I do not actually trust that firefox will actually not fumble it and randomly delete my session every few months, given the history of how this problem has existed as long as I have been using this software. At least with the local sessions, sometimes I can recover some of the data, which isn't an option when firefox sync inevitably drops my session history. I am on the verge of setting up some kind of recurring task to back up the session store files on a regular basis just so I don't go crazy.

So: why does this problem exist? Is there a long running thread about why the session restore system sucks? Will it ever get fixed (even having multiple backups or the ability to manually save a backup in the UI would be a major improvement)? Are there community supported tools to fix this problem by saving extra copies of the sessionstore files?

Asked by m128 1 week ago

Most Extensions and their Customizations gone on all devices due to Sync

Hi, Yesterday I set up a new computer, installed Firefox and logged in to my Firefox account. Everything went well, my bookmarks appears, all (!) my extensions were inst… (read more)

Hi,

Yesterday I set up a new computer, installed Firefox and logged in to my Firefox account. Everything went well, my bookmarks appears, all (!) my extensions were installed, everything looked fine. Then I went about my way configuring unrelated Linux stuff, using Firefox as normal on both computers, no problems.

But at some point, I suddenly noticed that on both computers, the icons for most of my extensions had disappeared. And sure enough, looking in about:addons, all that was left were five addons (Dark Reader, Simple Translate, uBlock Origin, Dictionary Anywhere, OneTab). And on both computers, including my main laptop (!), where I hadn't done anything other than clicking around in websites.

And it only affected the extensions, my bookmarks, history, etc all is fine and synced between the computers.

No restarting of Firefox, choosing different profiles in about:profiles (there was only one other, a mostly empty one), nothing got them back. And looking in ~/.mozilla/firefox/, sure enough extensions.json and all extension related folders had been changed, looking as if I never had more than these five extensions installed.

And when I installed one of my usual extensions again, all of it's settings and customizations were back to default. So this is not just a case of having to reinstall a few extensions. All custom uBlock filters, all Tampermonkey scripts, etc, everything is gone.

I tried looking around on the web for solutions, but it appears that there is no one who has had this exact issue before, and I couldn't find any indication that there is any way to revert such an error by Firefox Sync.

To my luck, I have a secondary laptop where I should have a mostly up-to-date instance of my Firefox profile, from which I will now try to recover my extension data, but if that weren't the case, years of fine-tuned settings and customizations would be gone.

As people rely on Firefox Sync to back up their Firefox data, instead of backing up their Firefox data "against" Firefox Sync failing like this, I'd think this is not something that ever should be possible to happen. At the very least, there should be some way to revert errors like this. Perhaps Firefox Sync could store backups either server side or client side before syncing deletions like this?

Asked by Garbaz 1 week ago

Last reply by Garbaz 1 week ago