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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 week ago

Last reply by tigerprowlusa 6 days ago

Firefox Unexpectedly Closes Without Crash Reports When Switching Between Tabs

Dear Firefox Support Team, I am experiencing an issue with Firefox where it unexpectedly closes without any warning or generating a crash dialogue. This issue occurs whe… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support Team,

I am experiencing an issue with Firefox where it unexpectedly closes without any warning or generating a crash dialogue. This issue occurs when switching between any tabs, not exclusively ones with active media content such as YouTube, as previously suspected. This problem has persisted across multiple instances, without a discernible pattern or specific tab content causing the issue.

    • Firefox Version:** 124.0.2
    • Operating System:** Ubuntu 23.10, Linux 6.5.0-27-generic
    • Extensions/Themes:** [Provide a list of enabled extensions, or note if the issue persists in Safe Mode]
    • Recent Changes:** [Mention any recent system or Firefox updates]
    • Graphics Card:** NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, Driver Version 535.161.07
    • Steps to Reproduce:**

1. Open Firefox with multiple tabs. 2. Switch between various tabs. 3. Observe that Firefox occasionally closes unexpectedly without any crash report dialogue.

    • Attempted Solutions:**

- Checked `about:crashes` with no submitted crash reports found. - Monitored for errors using the Browser Console but found nothing consistently leading to the issue. - Attempted running Firefox in Safe Mode to rule out extension-related issues. - Disabled hardware acceleration to see if it impacts the occurrence, with no change.

    • Relevant Logs and IDs:**

- **Crash IDs:** N/A as no crash reports have been generated. - **Console Errors:** No specific errors noted that correlate directly with the issue. - **about:support Data(sanitised):**Name: Firefox Version: 124.0.2 Build ID: 20240401114208 Distribution ID: mozilla-deb Update Channel: release User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:124.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/124.0 OS: Linux 6.5.0-27-generic OS Theme: Generic Application Binary: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin Profile Directory: [Generic Profile Directory] Build Configuration: about:buildconfig Memory Use: about:memory Performance: about:processes Registered Service Workers: about:serviceworkers Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Fission Windows: 1/1 Enabled by default Remote Processes: 14 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Found Safe Mode: false Memory Size (RAM): 15.4 GB Disk Space Available: 1,468 GB Profiles: about:profiles

All Crash Reports: [No specific report ID]

Firefox Features - Firefox Screenshots: 39.0.1 - Form Autofill: 1.0.1 - Picture-In-Picture: 1.0.0 - Web Compatibility Interventions: 123.1.0 - WebCompat Reporter: 2.0.0

Add-ons [General categories without specific IDs] - Extensions: [List of extension types and general function, e.g., "Password Manager", "Dark Mode", without specific names or versions] - Themes: [Generic theme information]

Graphics - Features: [General graphics capabilities] - WebGL 1 & 2 Driver Information: [Generic GPU information, e.g., "NVIDIA GeForce Series", without specific model or driver version]

Remote Experiments: [Generalized experiment status]

Accessibility: [General state, e.g., "Activated: false"]

Library Versions - NSPR: 4.35 - NSS: 3.98 - NSSSMIME: 3.98 - NSSSSL: 3.98 - NSSUTIL: 3.98

Sandbox: [General sandboxing status]

Startup Cache - Disk Cache Path: [Generic Path] - Ignore Disk Cache: false - Found Disk Cache on Init: true - Wrote to Disk Cache: false

Internationalization & Localization: [General locale settings]

Remote Debugging (Chromium Protocol): [General status]

Printing: [General troubleshooting status]

This problem significantly disrupts my browsing experience, and I have not found a consistent workaround. Any insights or assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Please let me know if further details are needed or if there are any diagnostic steps I can take to help resolve this issue.

Thank you for your time and help,

Asked by james294 4 days ago

Downloading files from chat in Meta Messenger

Lately, when I try to download different files like .docx, .pptx, etc., Firefox always downloads files with a .pdf extension. I tried it in a different browser, and the p… (read more)

Lately, when I try to download different files like .docx, .pptx, etc., Firefox always downloads files with a .pdf extension. I tried it in a different browser, and the problem does not occur there. Of course, the files are the same in binary terms, so when I change the extension, everything is fine, but it is annoying. What is wrong?

Firefox version 124.0.2-1 latest/stable OS: Ubuntu 23.10 Kernel: Linux 6.5.0-26-generic

Asked by Krystian Madej 4 days ago

Unable to access one of my accounts on https site for security reasons due to a blockage by Mozilla

Actually my problem was solved. It came from the fact that following a maintenance intervention on the servers of the https site where my account was located, and access … (read more)

Actually my problem was solved. It came from the fact that following a maintenance intervention on the servers of the https site where my account was located, and access to which was blocked by Mozilla, the automatic updating of certificates had not worked. Which the site technicians resolved following a request I sent to them.

Asked by Daniel Astier 3 days ago

Firefox session memory was lost in the old version

Currently, I use Firefox version: 116.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS. I encountered a phenomenon like this: When I logged in to the application, in the tab I was workin… (read more)

Currently, I use Firefox version: 116.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS.

I encountered a phenomenon like this:

  • When I logged in to the application, in the tab I was working on, the Firefox session memory was lost (don't open new tabs)

What is the cause of this phenomenon? How can I fix it?

Asked by HIEN LE THI THUY 2 days ago

Popups still appear despite blocking

Hi, Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup block… (read more)

Hi,

Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup blocker (strict) and even have the 'block pop-up windows' enabled. I also tried to fiddle around in ´about:config´ but nothing helps. I think it's a recent occurrence as I don't remember having this problem, let's say, a couple of months ago.

The funny thing is that this problem doesn't occur in opera-browser (in which I hardly use extensions).

The websites that this occurs are: arabicpost.net (a pop-up will occur about 10 sec after right-clicking a new tab). focus.de (a video pop-up will occur if there's a video in it). Again opera-browser blocks all of this. I expect there will be other websites to add in the future.

Please help. S.O.S. -> g.o.i.n.g..i.n.s.a.n.e!

Asked by b.hawassa 20 hours ago

Firefox input lag on Ubuntu 22.04

Hello Good People, I noticed that the snap version of Firefox had a lag issue when typing into input field. For example, when composing an email and wanting to use backs… (read more)

Hello Good People,

I noticed that the snap version of Firefox had a lag issue when typing into input field. For example, when composing an email and wanting to use backspace to quickly delete a misspelled word, then backspace works slowly, stuttering and jittering. If I hold down a key in the input field it also lays the character down in a stuttery, slow way.

I tried reinstalling the system and that solved the issue. But it has returned again. Maybe it was an update. I also installed WINE and waybridge to get some windows plugins to work on my DAW. I don't know if that has affected it.

I also tried removing the snap version and installing firefox using the terminal but the problem persisted.

It's an annoying problem. Any advice appreciated.

Asked by m.p.hammond 1 day ago

Last reply by m.p.hammond 20 hours ago

New Page Pocket recomendations re-enabling periodically

Issue: The "Recommended stories" setting for the new tab default home page periodically re-enables itself. Version Info: Firefox 124.0.1 (64-bit) OS: Linux Mint 21.1 C… (read more)

Issue: The "Recommended stories" setting for the new tab default home page periodically re-enables itself.

Version Info: Firefox 124.0.1 (64-bit) OS: Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon

Additional Information:

  • I do not use pocket, at all
  • All settings that I can find related to pocket are disabled
  • I do use Firefox Sync, however the other device (124.0.1 (64-bit) on pop_os!) does not have this issue
  • Does not correlate to version updates (Mint has automatic updates disabled in policies)
  • Does not occur after a simple restart

I am tired of disabling this setting and having it return seemingly randomly. I have no interest in these stories, and consider them spam.

Please assist me in determining why this is happening on this device and how we can go about preventing it going forward.

Thanks, Steven

Asked by FIGBird 4 days ago

Last reply by FIGBird 17 hours ago

huge bloating with version 124.0.4 Linux64

latest 124.0.2 causing severe problems, it will near instantly bloat to fill all RAM and SWAP even in safe mode causes system load over 24! only solution is to reboot ve… (read more)

latest 124.0.2 causing severe problems, it will near instantly bloat to fill all RAM and SWAP even in safe mode causes system load over 24! only solution is to reboot very problematic on for ex: https://epg.pw/xmltv/epg_CA.xml hard to get a screencap since system is nearly totally unresponsive. RAM is ok SSD is ok MX Linux is ok

Asked by Galen Thurber 11 hours ago

Firefox no longer warns about vulnerable passwords?

On the page listing passwords, it was possible to sort them by "Alerts". In settings, there is an option to enable checking the vulnerable passwords: https://support.moz… (read more)

On the page listing passwords, it was possible to sort them by "Alerts".

In settings, there is an option to enable checking the vulnerable passwords: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-password-manager-alerts-breached-websites

On my other laptop using Firefox v121, the alerts are properly displayed. But on my second laptop using Firefox v124, the alerts are gone. I can't sort password by "Alerts", the option isn't there. Both laptops share the same Firefox account and have password synchronized between each other.

Obviously, I ticked the "Show alerts about passwords for breached websites" box in the settings but it looks like it does not nothing. I also checked in "about:config" and everything seems good.

Is this feature gone?

Asked by ADGB 19 minutes ago