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Forefox launches but only displays a blank page, can't load any pages or even settings/about:config

Hi all, I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navi… (read more)

Hi all,


I've got an offline 2008R2 workstation with Firefox 65.0.2 installed, just recently it will only display a blank page. Clicking options does nothing as does navigating to about:config, it just sits on the blank page and doesn't react.

I've tried to reinstall the current version, the latest stable and the latest ESR with no change. I made sure to delete the following each time: C:\Program Files (x86)\*mozilla* C:\Program Files\*mozilla* C:\ProgramData\Mozilla C:\Users\Me\AppData\*\Mozilla Computer\HKLM\SOFTWARE\*mozilla*

Nobody knows of any recent changes to the workstation I've turned off AV Windows logs don't show anything Starting FF in safe mode does the exact same thing

Additionally I'm not allowed to take any screenshots or anything off it. :(

I highly appreciate any advice anyone has!

Asked by meshuggener 1 month ago

Last reply by meshuggener 6 days ago

Cannot [Shift] + Page up/down to select text

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu (running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS) So when editing text in a textbox on Gmail, I can press and hold [Shift] and then use arrow keys to select… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu (running Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS)

So when editing text in a textbox on Gmail, I can press and hold [Shift] and then use arrow keys to select text, but I cannot use Page Up/Page Down to select faster as expected. (Works in Chrome)

Background: Trying to trim long email threads to avoid them becoming infinite and causing a quantum singularity close to where I am sitting.

Not sure if this is a Gmail or Firefox issue.

Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by philpeef 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

No spaces in tabs labels, menu options, bookmark names and error messages

After the latest update of my Manjaro Linux laptop, I have a weird issue. All spaces in all kind of labels are gone. In tabs, menus, bookmarks, no spaces are displayed. E… (read more)

After the latest update of my Manjaro Linux laptop, I have a weird issue. All spaces in all kind of labels are gone. In tabs, menus, bookmarks, no spaces are displayed. Even in the address bar, no spaces are recorded although in search items the spaces do show in Duckduckgo. See attached image.

Asked by Theo 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Firefox loads like 30 seconds after startup

so my firefox-esr 78.6.1esr is loading so long after startup, not like the program is loading, the connection is being loaded up. i tried with fresh install with firefox,… (read more)

so my firefox-esr 78.6.1esr is loading so long after startup, not like the program is loading, the connection is being loaded up.

i tried with fresh install with firefox, works fine but my profile even with safe mode without addons doesnt work. i know the connection isnt working because of this error JavaScript error: moz-extension://0a5524bc-116e-4a36-a72d-db0a83069847/h0-main.js, line 1: Error: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.


and

JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory. JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory. JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory. JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/XULStore.jsm, line 66: Error: Can't find profile directory.

      1. !!! [Child][RunMessage] Error: Channel closing: too late to send/recv, messages will be lost

Extension error: Error while loading 'jar:file:///usr/lib/firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/browser/search-extensions/twitter/manifest.json' (NS_ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) resource://gre/modules/Extension.jsm:570 :: readJSON/</<@resource://gre/modules/Extension.jsm:570:20 onStopRequest@resource://gre/modules/NetUtil.jsm:128:18 </p>

JavaScript error: resource://gre/modules/URIFixup.jsm, line 281: NS_ERROR_FAILURE: Should pass a non-null uri Log warning: The log 'Services.Common.RESTRequest' is configured to use the preference 'services.common.log.logger.rest.request' - you must adjust the level by setting this preference, not by using the level setter

not sure what wrong with this

and of couse i have custom user.js

user_pref("network.connectivity-service.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.newtab.preload", false); user_pref("browser.search.geoip.url", ""); user_pref("app.update.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.update.enabled", false); user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("extensions.update.autoUpdateDefault", false); user_pref("app.update.service.enabled", false); user_pref("app.update.staging.enabled", false); user_pref("app.update.silent", false); user_pref("extensions.getAddons.cache.enabled", false); user_pref("lightweightThemes.update.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.search.update", false); user_pref("dom.ipc.plugins.flash.subprocess.crashreporter.enabled", false); user_pref("dom.ipc.plugins.reportCrashURL", false); user_pref("extensions.getAddons.showPane", false); user_pref("extensions.webservice.discoverURL", ""); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.server", "data:,"); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.cachedClientID", ""); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.newProfilePing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.shutdownPingSender.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.updatePing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.bhrPing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.firstShutdownPing.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.hybridContent.enabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled", false); user_pref("breakpad.reportURL", ""); user_pref("browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport", false); user_pref("browser.crashReports.unsubmittedCheck.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.crashReports.unsubmittedCheck.autoSubmit", false); user_pref("browser.crashReports.unsubmittedCheck.autoSubmit2", false); user_pref("browser.aboutHomeSnippets.updateUrl", "data:,"); user_pref("browser.chrome.errorReporter.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.chrome.errorReporter.submitUrl", ""); user_pref("extensions.blocklist.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.blocklist.url", ""); user_pref("services.blocklist.update_enabled", false); user_pref("services.blocklist.onecrl.collection", ""); user_pref("services.blocklist.addons.collection", ""); user_pref("services.blocklist.plugins.collection", ""); user_pref("services.blocklist.gfx.collection", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.malware.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.phishing.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_potentially_unwanted", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_uncommon", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_dangerous", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.block_dangerous_host", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.updateURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.gethashURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.updateURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.gethashURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.downloads.remote.url", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.reportPhishURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportMalwareMistakeURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google.reportPhishMistakeURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportMalwareMistakeURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.reportPhishMistakeURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.allowOverride", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.dataSharing.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.google4.dataSharingURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.blockedURIs.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.gethashURL", ""); user_pref("browser.safebrowsing.provider.mozilla.updateURL", ""); user_pref("network.allow-experiments", false); user_pref("app.normandy.enabled", false); user_pref("app.normandy.api_url", ""); user_pref("app.shield.optoutstudies.enabled", false); user_pref("shield.savant.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.systemAddon.update.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.systemAddon.update.url", ""); user_pref("browser.ping-centre.telemetry", false); user_pref("extensions.pocket.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.library.activity-stream.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.screenshots.disabled", false); user_pref("extensions.screenshots.upload-disabled", true); user_pref("browser.onboarding.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.addresses.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.available", "off"); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.creditCards.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.formautofill.heuristics.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.webcompat-reporter.enabled", false); user_pref("network.prefetch-next", false); user_pref("network.dns.disablePrefetch", true); user_pref("network.dns.disablePrefetchFromHTTPS", true); user_pref("network.predictor.enabled", false); user_pref("captivedetect.canonicalURL", ""); user_pref("network.captive-portal-service.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.send_pings", false); user_pref("browser.send_pings.require_same_host", true); user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.ms-windows-store", false); user_pref("network.predictor.enable-prefetch", false); user_pref("network.trr.mode", 0); user_pref("network.trr.bootstrapAddress", ""); user_pref("network.trr.uri", ""); user_pref("network.file.disable_unc_paths", true); user_pref("browser.search.suggest.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.suggest.searches", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.userMadeSearchSuggestionsChoice", true); user_pref("browser.urlbar.usepreloadedtopurls.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.urlbar.speculativeConnect.enabled", false); user_pref("security.ssl.errorReporting.automatic", false); user_pref("security.ssl.errorReporting.enabled", false); user_pref("security.ssl.errorReporting.url", ""); user_pref("dom.push.enabled", false); user_pref("dom.push.connection.enabled", false); user_pref("dom.push.serverURL", ""); user_pref("dom.push.userAgentID", ""); user_pref("beacon.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.uitour.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.uitour.url", ""); user_pref("permissions.manager.defaultsUrl", ""); user_pref("webchannel.allowObject.urlWhitelist", ""); user_pref("browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone", "ignore"); user_pref("startup.homepage_welcome_url", ""); user_pref("startup.homepage_welcome_url.additional", ""); user_pref("startup.homepage_override_url", ""); user_pref("media.gmp-gmpopenh264.autoupdate", false); user_pref("browser.shell.shortcutFavicons", false); user_pref("media.gmp-eme-adobe.autoupdate", false); user_pref("media.gmp-manager.url", "data:text/plain,"); user_pref("media.gmp-manager.url.override", "data:text/plain,"); user_pref("media.gmp-manager.updateEnabled", false); user_pref("media.gmp-widevinecdm.autoupdate", false); user_pref("devtools.webide.autoinstallADBHelper", false);

and with some chrome extensions but only 3-row tabs, different color on unloaded tabs and show X on hover thats all my usechrome.css

if u need any more logs i am open to share them. how do i fix this problem?

Asked by picarica 6 days ago

Last reply by picarica 6 days ago

Liste des téléchargement impossible à vider

Impossible de vider la "Liste des téléchargement" browser.download.lodlevel me renvoie "Error" Une solution ? J'ai réparé Firefox et réinstallé les modules complémentaire… (read more)

Impossible de vider la "Liste des téléchargement" browser.download.lodlevel me renvoie "Error" Une solution ?

J'ai réparé Firefox et réinstallé les modules complémentaires. La seule réponse que j'ai trouvé consiste à supprimer le fichier "download.json" qui n'exite pas dans mon dossier de profil.

Merci d'avance.

Firefox 84.0.2 avec Kubuntu 20.04

Asked by Dom38 6 days ago

Feedback + Suggestions + Few Bugs (Help is requested)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help: 1. Feedback is im… (read more)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help:

1. Feedback is important and to give it a user has to search this website and come here to write it. The help should be in the drop-down menu or menu items where a user can write to development team. This is in Google Chrome. Can be implemented in Firefox. 2. I never understood why title bar and the address bar are separate. They can be merged. The mass horizontal space in title bar is unused forever. Please implement this. 3. The auto-hide/intel-hide of address-bar and title-bar option is not available to the user. Please make it available. This is available for bookmark though and it is working well. 4. If given a chance the user will not want to see the address in the address bar. Most users have utility of copying the address, not much. Can the address be hidden when user do not want to see it? 5. Modern phones have camera not on the top-left edge nowadays, but in top-center. Similarly the tab should open in the center. The minimum development team could do is to provide user with this option that he only can move it to center. Very good improvement this would be. 6. Word-wise feature of Amazon Kindle + Hard-word meaning show on mouse hover features requested. Few extensions available which are not very good in quality and these features should be default. This will save users time to search for new words, will reduce internet traffic. 7. When I save a dark theme in Nightly using customize option. It stays for few seconds and then reverts back to white theme. This could be a bug. Please investigate it. Thanks.

Asked by innocent.stalwart 6 days ago

potential bug: cannot enable bookmarks bar even if option set in about:config

can see bookmarks bar, when escaped full screen. But the same is not true when I do fullscreen toggle, even when I added authide false in about:config(as evident in 2nd s… (read more)

can see bookmarks bar, when escaped full screen. But the same is not true when I do fullscreen toggle, even when I added authide false in about:config(as evident in 2nd screenshot)

Asked by deepikaupadhyay01 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

BSNL HTTP redirect - loss of origianl URL which gets redirected to http://fuptopup.bsnl.co.in/

So I live in India and out here there is a c**t of an ISP called BSNL that provides broadband and landline service. When I browse, I tend to open a lot of Firefox tabs vi… (read more)

So I live in India and out here there is a c**t of an ISP called BSNL that provides broadband and landline service. When I browse, I tend to open a lot of Firefox tabs via Google, and some of them could be HTTP tabs. Often I could be reading a bunch of tutorials like this one: http://denethor.wlu.ca/ltspice/ which is quite long and involved. Which means that sometimes I shutdown my browser without having finished with this website/tutorial.

When I restart my browser, I hover over the Tab or scroll them to get back to what I was doing and this is where these unmitigated BSNL b@st@rds come into the picture.

They redirect all HTTP requests to https://fuptopup.bsnl.co.in/dailyFupPlanRedirection.do and I lose my Tab! I can firewall that IP by dropping its packets and that slows things down giving me enough time to hit Esc and cancel what's going on.. or what I usually do is log everything to /tmp and then poke around in log to find my URL by grepping for http://

It's still very annoying - what do I do? I would like to murder the person responsible very very slowly or at least roast their cursed toes over hot coals but besides wishful thinking - what do I do?

(they also do other village idiot type things like redirect HTTP to ads and spyware but I've not noticed that recently, after I complained to the Swedish government, about the Swedish server hosting these gross turds)

A Firefox solution would be ideal since this affects security - the random redirecting of HTTP to places unknown by unscrupulous ISPs run by the local village idiot/DSLAM. (please forgive the rude words but I'm hoping that name sticks in peoples minds - BSNL - Bharath Sanchar Nigam Limited - may the world, punitively, never hire these rotten scumbags)

Asked by vek.m1234 6 days ago

Link inserted onto webpage

I regularly visit a blog The scrollable page ends with a grey banner. One day the page scrolled past to reveal an image with a link. It is not on all pages of this site a… (read more)

I regularly visit a blog The scrollable page ends with a grey banner. One day the page scrolled past to reveal an image with a link. It is not on all pages of this site and we do not know how long it's been active (who scrolls past the end of the page?) It is like a pirate link, not meant to be there The content of the links changes, chinese characters web page, choose a girl, log in for porn type ect. Names like NSA flirts.

I have told the site about this issue via email, sent screen shots A couple of times i have not been able to get on the site due to a 'reconfigering' page. This is not the site owners!

This sneaky insertion is running smoothly in the background, under a radar.

Do i really need to reinstall firefox, switch to another browser? use a vpn

Thanks, feedback appreciated. Defo time for an upgrade

Linux mint, fire fox browser

Asked by hannahanistra 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

  • Archived

Firefox Tracking Protection and extension overlap?

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wond… (read more)

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wondering if and how much overlap there is between these privacy protection plugins and Firefox tracking protection and if having both or multiple of these enabled, isn't simply overkill?

To illustrate, I have tracking protection set to strict. In addition, I use EFF Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, NoScript and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials.

If I have Firefox tracking protection set to strict, do I still need Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials? These seem to cover the same functionality but one may be better than the other. How do I know which to choose? (NoScript is more a security feature, so that's another matter).

Asked by joopberis 6 months ago

Last reply by joopberis 6 months ago

  • Solved

pulseaudio high CPU with no audio playing

Hey there, I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla? Steps to reproduce: --- Open … (read more)

Hey there,

I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla?

Steps to reproduce: ---

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to a page that contains an embedded video that is not playing automatically, e.g. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sound_of_metal
  3. Do not play the video

Environment --- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/83.0 Firefox version: 83.0 (64-bit) pulseaudio version: 13.99.2 OS: Ubuntu 20.10 64-bit Gnome version: 3.38.1 Windowing system: Wayland CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 8 RAM: 15,5 GiB GPU: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2)

Actual results --- pulseaudio process is spawned and rapidly becomes the most CPU consuming process on my machine (especially after a few seconds, when the Web Content ones start to cool down). Even though no sound is actually played! When switching to another tab with no embedded video, pulseaudio keeps overloading the CPU. This only stops after closing Firefox.

Expected results --- I'm not sure this is what should be expected, but I'll give it a shot:

  • pulseaudio process should only be spawned when actually playing a media that requires audio
  • pulseaudio should not be the #1 CPU consuming process
  • pulseaudio process should at the very least not massively use CPU when no sound is playing

Asked by yarma22 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

After clearing cache, exiting, and then re-opening firefox, cache is not empty?

Whenever I clear cache, exit firefox and then reopen, there is always a different amount of data in 'cached web content', like 55kb, or 27kb etc. Why is this? :) I wonder… (read more)

Whenever I clear cache, exit firefox and then reopen, there is always a different amount of data in 'cached web content', like 55kb, or 27kb etc.

Why is this? :)

I wondered if it was the firefox homepage storing data in the cache, but when I clear cache, and then open another firefox homepage, it shows 0kb.

Asked by MagicKitchen 1 week ago

Last reply by MagicKitchen 1 week ago

How to customize the theme in Firefox ?

I want a white background for settings, but a dark top bar. I seem to find no way to do this. Take a look at my chrome vs firefox. I want my firefox to look like the chro… (read more)

I want a white background for settings, but a dark top bar.

I seem to find no way to do this.

Take a look at my chrome vs firefox.

I want my firefox to look like the chrome.

take a look at images attached.

thanks

Asked by Aahnik 1 week ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 week ago

  • Solved

ctrl+shift+b not work on linux, firefox 78esr

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn… (read more)

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn't registered at all.

Asked by ewfr32432 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

  • Solved

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the serv… (read more)

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.google.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Please let me know your suggestion and comments.

Asked by mchahalrock 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

The Mysterious Vanishing Tab

For nearly half a year I've had a very strange issue with a tab that simply vanishes. It's taken a while to notice and then figure out the pattern, and here's how it seem… (read more)

For nearly half a year I've had a very strange issue with a tab that simply vanishes. It's taken a while to notice and then figure out the pattern, and here's how it seems to go...

I launch Firefox, which already has many open tabs; it's set to reopen my previous session. Typically I then open a new tab to check my email, do a DuckDuckGo search, or something else (but the activity/website doesn't seem to matter). Then something in my email or my search will inspire me to open a second new tab. All of a sudden when I do that, the first new tab of the session is gone. So for example if I was checking my email and saw something I wanted to research, I'd open a new tab and all of a sudden the email tab is gone.

At least a few times I've then opened a *third* tab to go back to the website I just lost, and suddenly the vanished tab will reappear, and I'd then have duplicate tabs on the same website.

Much more often the vanished tab does not return until *later.* That is, I eventually close Firefox and eventually reopen it, and suddenly there it is again. I believe, but I'm not certain, that this *always* causes the vanished tab to reappear. It's a pain to rely on this fix, though, especially since it can take something like 20 seconds to reload all those tabs.

I think this strange behavior only happens when I first launch Firefox -- in other words, only once per session. I've never noticed it hapening a second time in the same session. I can freely open new tabs without fear of losing another (at least none that are in the visible part of the tab row).

Anyone else have this issue? Or can you recreate it?

Asked by RichardB. 1 week ago