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I want to have an automated task that sorts the incoming mail to separate folders

I want to have an automated task that sorts the incoming mail to separate folders. I have done this easily in Outlook, but Firefox's Thunderbird is different and I haven'… (read more)

I want to have an automated task that sorts the incoming mail to separate folders. I have done this easily in Outlook, but Firefox's Thunderbird is different and I haven't figured it out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

George

Asked by George 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Availability for Ubuntu ARM64 via Orange Pi 5+

I know that there is a generic Linux iteration that can be downloaded, but it does not appear to allow for use on ARM64. Is there a way that I can download, install, and … (read more)

I know that there is a generic Linux iteration that can be downloaded, but it does not appear to allow for use on ARM64. Is there a way that I can download, install, and access Firefox on my Orange Pi 5 Plus?

Asked by Caleb 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Firefox is not setting my location correctly on a desktop, Android cell phone is fine

I have Firefox on Windows, Linux, and Android. Anytime I use Firefox on a desktop, it sends me to Tornado Alley in Kansas. However, I am not in Kansas, and I don't have d… (read more)

I have Firefox on Windows, Linux, and Android. Anytime I use Firefox on a desktop, it sends me to Tornado Alley in Kansas. However, I am not in Kansas, and I don't have dog named Toto either. I am in the Detroit area. If I use other browsers, I don't have this problem. It only happens on desktop computers. On my cell phone it shows the correct location. I have already done the simple troubleshooting measure (for a year now: clearing cache, uninstall, reinstall, etc...) and NOTHING removes me from this Tornado Alley, Kansas location on the Firefox browser. If I use Chrome, Opera, Edge, etc... I don't get this problem. It must be something in the Firefox program.

Asked by tigerprowlusa 1 month ago

Last reply by tigerprowlusa 2 weeks ago

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Taking webpage screenshot from command line

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive. … (read more)

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive.

Asked by qwertikator 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

issue with my mozilla account

Why you create Mozilla account with sync, if I can't use profile which I saved on my old PC. I change my PC and now I can't use my open tabs as needed, I need to open ea… (read more)

Why you create Mozilla account with sync, if I can't use profile which I saved on my old PC. I change my PC and now I can't use my open tabs as needed, I need to open each tab one by one. Why ??? Why I can't use saved profile on my new PC ??????

Asked by Arthur V. BABAYAN 2 weeks ago

How do I check what codec a page is serving?

In Chrome, I can hit CTRL+SHIFT+I to open developer tools, add the Media tab, and go to the Media tab, and I can see the codec and what decoder is being used. How do I d… (read more)

In Chrome, I can hit CTRL+SHIFT+I to open developer tools, add the Media tab, and go to the Media tab, and I can see the codec and what decoder is being used.

How do I do the same thing in Firefox?

Asked by firefox2506 2 weeks ago

multiple issues with PiP on Ubuntu

For some time now, I've been experiencing the following issues with PiP: The floating window opens in a random (and annoying) place and does not place itself automati… (read more)

For some time now, I've been experiencing the following issues with PiP:

  • The floating window opens in a random (and annoying) place and does not place itself automatically on the lower right corner as it used to (where I always move it, so it has no memory as it used to)
  • It's impossible to keep the "always on top" mode on by default, and I have to do it every single time
  • When I toggle windows, the PiP window is always the next one, even when it was not the one I switched from, and I have to always toggle twice for switching between two windows when I have a 3rd PiP window
  • When I change language using the keyboard shortcut, it changes the language on the PiP window, and I have to use the language icon bar. Then, the PiP window becomes activated, and I have to toggle back to the window I was working on before (on which I wanted to change language). I have the "separate languages for separate windows" option activated.

It's been some months now, and all those things were working before an update but never came back...

Does anyone know if there's a way of fixing these issues? I've tried things I found online but nothing seems to work.

Many thanks

Asked by gtpeonta 2 weeks ago

Firefox DoH fails on Linux Mint XFCE and Fedora Kinoite

Hello, By default, DoH fails on Max Protection in the latest OS versions listed above. The workaround I've discovered is using https://1.1.1.1/dns-query, but I would rath… (read more)

Hello, By default, DoH fails on Max Protection in the latest OS versions listed above. The workaround I've discovered is using https://1.1.1.1/dns-query, but I would rather use the default settings.

Asked by coreywolfhart 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Browser crashes on opening certain filetypes (notably PDF)

Hi everyone, I'm running Firefox which I compiled with vaapi support because I was trying to use hardware acceleration for videos, so I think this bug may have something… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I'm running Firefox which I compiled with vaapi support because I was trying to use hardware acceleration for videos, so I think this bug may have something to do with that. Every time I open a pdf file my browser instantly crashes. When I use troubleshoot mode I have no such issue. I then tried with a fresh all-default user profile with no add-ons, nothing, and still I crash when loading a PDF. Any pointers would be appreciated.

Asked by jethro.rosette 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Having more details of the inspected element in the tool-tip

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install ad… (read more)

Hi there, thanks for your attention I'm a web developer and new to using firefox. I was using chrome for years and now just because firefox on android let's us install add-on like it's desktop version I'm switching to firefox. as a developer I need to learn about the features firefox offers to developers or ask for any features that are missing right now, so my current issue is about the pictures I will attach. I want to have more information about the element that I'm inspecting right in the tool-tip over it for example it's active font-family or things like that. It took me sometime to figure out how to find the active font of the target element thanks to This post. but in chrome it's showed in the tool-tip.

Asked by Matty 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

launching firefox in safemode just attaches to existing process instead of launching a new instance in safemode

Howdy, Workflow: I have a firefox instance already running. I want to launch a new firefox in safe-mode to test something without disrupting my existing firefox. Probl… (read more)

Howdy,

Workflow: I have a firefox instance already running. I want to launch a new firefox in safe-mode to test something without disrupting my existing firefox.

Problem: I try to launch a new firefox in safe mode using `firefox --safe-mode`, but firefox just opens a new window NOT in safe mode.

I think it may because firefox in safe-mode requires launching launching from a new instance rather than attaching to existing instance.

`firefox --help` shows a flag I can use:

--new-instance Open new instance, not a new window in running instance. --safe-mode Disables extensions and themes for this session.

So I run `firefox --safe-mode --new-instance`

now I get error popup with message:

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile."

Now I think what is the point of the flag "new-instance" if Firefox doesn't support multiple instances?

Regardless, how can I launch firefox in safe-mode without disrupting my existing firefox instance and without relying on creating a profile just for this?

Asked by furkansahin824 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How default new page sites are selected?

How default new page sites are selected? Is it possible to propose a new one? I thought that featuring https://www.openstreetmap.org/ may be interesting (it is a Wikiped… (read more)

How default new page sites are selected? Is it possible to propose a new one?

I thought that featuring https://www.openstreetmap.org/ may be interesting (it is a Wikipedia of maps - with open data dataset contributed by various people, that anyone can edit and is already quite useful).

I think that it may be of interest for Firefox users.

Disclaimer: I am significantly active in OSM community

Asked by matkoniecz 3 weeks ago

Firefox takes ~5 minutes to startup (even the Profile Manager and in every possible modes)

Firefox takes about 5 minutes to load every it launches, before working smoothly like it should. This problem occured first time yesterday morning, and I have no idea wha… (read more)

Firefox takes about 5 minutes to load every it launches, before working smoothly like it should. This problem occured first time yesterday morning, and I have no idea what could have caused it.

It happens :

  • when I launch firefox normally (whatever the profile)
  • when I launch it from the terminal (it provides no output at all)
  • when I tell it to launch the Profile Manager (5 minutes to see the Profile Manager appear, then 5 more minutes to launch firefox using the selected profile)

It does not happen :

  • when I click "New Window" inside an existing firefox process
  • when I call `firefox --help` from the terminal

Here's what I've tried :

  • First, I've seen pretty much every article from Mozilla Support, Reddit or SuperUser (writing this question is kind of my last resort)
  • I've tried removing and then reinstalling Firefox from Flatpak, from the Fedora repos (using `sudo dnf install firefox`) and using the manual install via the archive (v125)
  • I've tried downgrading firefox (when using the package manager install) from v125 to v124
  • I've also tried the Firefox Developer Edition, same problem here
  • I've tried using the "Refresh Firefox" feature and restarting in Troubleshoot Mode (both are also affected by the slow startup, which makes them particularly painful to execute)
  • I've tried manually deleting the `~/.mozilla/` folder (= manually deleting my profiles)

When firefox launches, it does not freezes my OS and does not seem to use many system ressources : CPU usage is normal, RAM as well, and it does not seem to read many things from the disk as well (I've seen some threads where this was the issue).

And here is something interesting that I discovered :

  • loading (including refreshing) `about:profiles` is also slow and this time freezes firefox (OS reports it as not responding, I can't switch tabs and I can't see my mouse). Other about pages seem to work fine (although I did not try them all)

Thanks !

PS : Even if I think it has nothing to do with the issue, I prefer to mention it here : I was messing with virtual machines yesterday when the issue occured for the first time. My disk got full at some point and I don't know but it might have messed with firefox. At this stage, I had not deleted any files that could relate somehow to Firefox, that's why I doubt it would have caused anything harmful to Firefox. (instead, I mounted an empty partition from my disk to get some space)

Asked by Martin Heywang 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

The pause button on the keyboard doesn't stop the video in Firefox.

When I press the pause button on my keyboard, it doesn't stop the YouTube video like it used to. I'm not sure why it stopped working. I've checked the key, and it works f… (read more)

When I press the pause button on my keyboard, it doesn't stop the YouTube video like it used to. I'm not sure why it stopped working. I've checked the key, and it works fine in Chrome.

Asked by Robert Clave 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Robert Clave 3 weeks ago

OneDrive workbook problem

So I have an Excel workbook in my onedrive from MS, It was working fine on my firefox browser in my Ubuntu OS, last week it started to delete my cell's information whenev… (read more)

So I have an Excel workbook in my onedrive from MS, It was working fine on my firefox browser in my Ubuntu OS, last week it started to delete my cell's information whenever I pressed the enter, tab or arrow keys, I contacted the MS support and they get me to opened the same file on a chrome browser and worked fine... I still want to use my firefox browser but this problem is very annoying, please help me sort it out!!!

Asked by ricardocrbb 4 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

mouse lockup

Firefox Browser 125.0.3, Flatpak Every few minutes, the mouse locks up on Ubuntu 23.10 and it only happens with I have Firefox open. I have have no extension, and history… (read more)

Firefox Browser 125.0.3, Flatpak Every few minutes, the mouse locks up on Ubuntu 23.10 and it only happens with I have Firefox open. I have have no extension, and history is turned off I have lived with this for months on multiple updates hoping for someone working on Firefox would figure out the issue and fix it.

This issue never happens to me on my windows PCs.

Any solutions? thanks Richard

Asked by Richard Hanson 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

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Firefox freezes when handling tabs

Hello everyone. Since installing Linux Mint in May 2023 I have been having this issue with Firefox. Description of issue: When I switch between (or drag) tabs in a Firef… (read more)

Hello everyone. Since installing Linux Mint in May 2023 I have been having this issue with Firefox.

Description of issue: When I switch between (or drag) tabs in a Firefox window, the whole window becomes unresponsive, with the last tab I was switching from still in front. Often the contents of the window start to flash (disappear and reappear, leaving a black backgground) every 2 seconds. I can drag the window around, scroll, minimize it, but it is impossible to give any input in any tab. The only action somewhat possible to do inside the window is bring other tabs in front, it is still quite hard for the input to register, and if it does, it takes 10+ seconds. The issue goes away if I close the specific Firefox window, or if I manage to select and drag one tab out of the frozen window into its own new window. Then everything works as intended, like nothing ever happened.

I can reliably cause the freeze-up in a short time by holding CTRL+TAB and drag one tab to change the order while firefox cycles through the tabs in the open window.

While the window is frozen, the rest of the desktop is responsive as normal, even other Firefox windows. If I try to interact with the frozen window I can rarely see spikes of CPU usage. RAM stays at normal usage levels, far from being full.

What I have tried so far that has had no effect on the appearance of the issue:

1) Disabling all extensions i have

2) Run in troubleshooting mode

2) "Create a new places database" as suggested [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-hangs-or-not-responding#w_fi...]

3) Disabled hardware acceleration

4) Creaing a new firefox user profile

5) Use "Refresh Firefox" from the troubleshooting page

6) Use the Flatpak version of firefox

7) Reinstall firefox

Here is my system information

here

Asked by nico.venuti 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

Encountered a NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR in the MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp process while accessing multiple pdf files.

Opened a directory of pdfs from the command line using ```firefox * &``` and went on with my work. Checked the terminal to see these error messages: ``` [Child 19416… (read more)

Opened a directory of pdfs from the command line using ```firefox * &``` and went on with my work. Checked the terminal to see these error messages: ``` [Child 19416, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f6e75431700 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005): file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-125.0.2/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:167 [Child 19416, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f6e79a87a00 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005): file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-125.0.2/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:167 [Child 19416, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f6e84e52400 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005): file /builddir/build/BUILD/firefox-125.0.2/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:167 ``` I tried recreating this error by restarting the entire process and repeating everything, but to no avail. I'll try to recreate the error a few more times, however if I don't post a message it means I was unsuccessful.

Details: Mozilla Firefox 125.0.2

CPU: Architecture: x86_64

 CPU op-mode(s):         32-bit, 64-bit
 Address sizes:          39 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
 Byte Order:             Little Endian

CPU(s): 8

 On-line CPU(s) list:    0-7

Vendor ID: GenuineIntel

 Model name:             Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8350U CPU @ 1.70GHz
   CPU family:           6
   Model:                142
   Thread(s) per core:   2
   Core(s) per socket:   4
   Socket(s):            1
   Stepping:             10
   CPU(s) scaling MHz:   22%
   CPU max MHz:          3600.0000
   CPU min MHz:          400.0000
   BogoMIPS:             3799.90
   Flags:                fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge
                          mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse ss
                         e2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constan
                         t_tsc art arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopol
                         ogy nonstop_tsc cpuid aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes6
                         4 monitor ds_cpl vmx smx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg fma cx16
                          xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic movbe popcnt ts
                         c_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm a
                         bm 3dnowprefetch cpuid_fault epb pti ssbd ibrs ibpb 
                         stibp tpr_shadow flexpriority ept vpid ept_ad fsgsba
                         se tsc_adjust sgx bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid m
                         px rdseed adx smap clflushopt intel_pt xsaveopt xsav
                         ec xgetbv1 xsaves dtherm ida arat pln pts hwp hwp_no
                         tify hwp_act_window hwp_epp vnmi md_clear flush_l1d 
                         arch_capabilities

Virtualization features:

 Virtualization:         VT-x

Caches (sum of all):

 L1d:                    128 KiB (4 instances)
 L1i:                    128 KiB (4 instances)
 L2:                     1 MiB (4 instances)
 L3:                     6 MiB (1 instance)

NUMA:

 NUMA node(s):           1
 NUMA node0 CPU(s):      0-7

Vulnerabilities:

 Gather data sampling:   Mitigation; Microcode
 Itlb multihit:          KVM: Mitigation: VMX disabled
 L1tf:                   Mitigation; PTE Inversion; VMX conditional cache flu
                         shes, SMT vulnerable
 Mds:                    Mitigation; Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
 Meltdown:               Mitigation; PTI
 Mmio stale data:        Mitigation; Clear CPU buffers; SMT vulnerable
 Reg file data sampling: Not affected
 Retbleed:               Mitigation; IBRS
 Spec rstack overflow:   Not affected
 Spec store bypass:      Mitigation; Speculative Store Bypass disabled via pr
                         ctl
 Spectre v1:             Mitigation; usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user poin
                         ter sanitization
 Spectre v2:             Mitigation; IBRS; IBPB conditional; STIBP conditiona
                         l; RSB filling; PBRSB-eIBRS Not affected; BHI Not af
                         fected
 Srbds:                  Mitigation; Microcode
 Tsx async abort:        Mitigation; TSX disabled

Asked by mustafa.290101 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Specific CSS rule in my userChrome.css doesn't work.

Hi thanks for clicking. I'm on Linux, Zorin OS, which is Ubuntu based if I'm not mistaken, very new to Linux. Anyway, I've made a userChrome.css and done some changes I… (read more)

Hi thanks for clicking.

I'm on Linux, Zorin OS, which is Ubuntu based if I'm not mistaken, very new to Linux.

Anyway, I've made a userChrome.css and done some changes I like to Firefox. It has been working fine until I tried to change the tab bar's overflow shadows when there are more tabs than there is space in the bar.

The rest of the css edits I've made in userChrome.css works fine but this overflow shadow reference Firefox just doesn't grab. I can live edit with the Toolbox and then it works fine, but when opening Firefox as default this css definition is as if gone.

Image 1: after live edit with Toolbox Image 2: before live edit with Toolbox Image 3: my userChrome.css

What can I do to fix this?

Thanks / p

Asked by protocol 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Credit card autofill stopped working.

Recently firefox stopped filling in my credit card information. 1. On a website asking for a credit card click on the credit card number box. 2. Choose the car from the… (read more)

Recently firefox stopped filling in my credit card information. 1. On a website asking for a credit card click on the credit card number box. 2. Choose the car from the popup. 3. Popup disappears but nothing is filled in on the website form. 4. Use Google Pay or PayPal to purchase.

This used to work.

Firefox version 125.0b9 (64-bit) Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox installed from the Mozilla PPA - ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next

Asked by michael.sez 3 weeks ago