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Change the direction of writing, in Wikipedia

When I right-click on the "Reverse Page Direction" menu, the writing direction does not change, and remains the same, and I have to use an external plugin. Thanks to the … (read more)

When I right-click on the "Reverse Page Direction" menu, the writing direction does not change, and remains the same, and I have to use an external plugin.

Thanks to the respondents

Asked by ishayko71 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Print at reduced scale printing at correct scale but also cropped by same reduced scale

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. P… (read more)

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. Printing to US Letter size (which had been broken with "na_letter" being stuffed in to the config at one point, but I switched it back to "US Letter" and then it started working again a few months ago - Thank you).

I see some similar questions listed, so this may be simply adding information to something known:

Printing with "Fit to page fit" works fine, with correct preview. Print with scale set to 100% works fine, with correct preview.

Printing with scale set to less than 100% (say 70% or 80%) showed in the preview the page rescaled as expected. The actual printed output is also rescaled as expected, but the page size gets cropped at the right and bottom by what appears to be the same percentage, ending up with lost content. The bit that does print seems to match what is shown in the print preview perfectly, suggesting it would have been totally perfect if the print area had not been cropped along with reducing the text and image sizes.

I tried the "Print using the system dialogue" option, and the printed result had the same pathology.

Same problem also happens when I print to PDF. For this I tried doing the same thing twice, both scaled at 70%, and on comparing found that the preview in firefox had also become cropped a bit but not to the same extent. I did not notice any cropping for the first print to PDF, but now seem unable to get back to what I saw originally in the preview, with correct resizing and no cropping. Playing around some more with printing at 100% vs 70% vs 80% to "fit to page width", I seem to be getting changing crops happening each time in the preview for the reduced sizes.

But the preview and print are both still correct for 100% scaling and for "fit to page width".

Sample web page I used here was https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-shoulder-workout-for-better-posture?utm_source=pocket-newtab The screen shot shows the preview after the first reduced print to PDF, with no settings changed. The little bit of side cropping seen in the preview did not happen when I did the first print to PDF.

Asked by douglasgilbertson 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

why can't I login to https://www.edx.org/? Same password works fine on chrome.

edx complains of too many login attempts (!?), but *login works fine on chrome* see also: can't login to chase.com: chase displays a full screen login form in place of th… (read more)

edx complains of too many login attempts (!?), but *login works fine on chrome*

see also: can't login to chase.com: chase displays a full screen login form in place of the home page, which doesn't actually let you login. site is fully functional in brave browser

Asked by mikeyfinn 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 days ago

I would like firefox to never restore the last session / never remember open tabs

Hello everyone, I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible. I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open i… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible.

I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open it, it does the exact same thing. It opens a single new window. That it never ever tries to restore the last session. That it always starts fresh.

Preferably even if it "crashed", I tend not to close the browser but shut down with the tabs and apps open.

Intuitively this sounds to me like it should be easy to set, but I haven't been able to find a way.

Also, if possible I would like the rest of history to work. I find that history is useful, it's the session specifically I'd like it to forget / not try to resotre.

Thanks,

Sashin

Asked by myself2 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

I am not able to access the website which has embedded links.

I am not able to access the website which has embedded links. when i try to clear everything and selected never remember history. After that also i could not access the … (read more)

I am not able to access the website which has embedded links.

when i try to clear everything and selected never remember history. After that also i could not access the trusted website. could you please explain what can i do for the below error ?

this is the error i am getting, Firefox Can’t Open This Page

To protect your security, login.microsoftonline.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window.

Learn more…

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites

Asked by keerthihana7 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

Page actions button was removed in version 90: is this definitive?

Are those buttons (behind the "page actions" one) supposed to be definitively absent from version 90 on? They seemed to me one of the most intelligent features in Firefo… (read more)

Are those buttons (behind the "page actions" one) supposed to be definitively absent from version 90 on?

They seemed to me one of the most intelligent features in Firefox interface. Some can be added under "customize" option, but copy link and pint tab are not.

Is this removal based on the idea that addons are supposed to provide the same actions anyway?

Asked by cipricus 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Change color of blank page

If I set my home page to "blank" in Firefox settings, it defaults to a blank white page. How do I change the color of this page? Setting background color in the "appeara… (read more)

If I set my home page to "blank" in Firefox settings, it defaults to a blank white page. How do I change the color of this page?

Setting background color in the "appearance" section has no effect for me.

I'm on linux if it matters.

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 4 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 day ago

Cannot export logins and passwords in Firefox 72.0.2

According to various help articles, I should be able to export my logins and passwords using the Settings- logins and passwords and then click on the three dots in the up… (read more)

According to various help articles, I should be able to export my logins and passwords using the Settings- logins and passwords and then click on the three dots in the upper right. That should display a menu with an option to export. In my case, when I click on the three dots I get only these options: Preferences, Help, Lockwise for Android, Lockwise for iPhone/iPad. There is no option to export anywhere on the page. How can I backup and logins so that I can load them on my new computer? As above, Firefox version is 72.0.2 and I am using Linux Mint 19.3.

Asked by onenoiam 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Can't update Firefox to the latest version on Ubuntu via apt

Hi. Previously I installed Firefox on Ubuntu with command `sudo apt install firefox`. I'm using Firefox 88.0 for Ubuntu. I want to update it to the latest version. When I… (read more)

Hi. Previously I installed Firefox on Ubuntu with command `sudo apt install firefox`. I'm using Firefox 88.0 for Ubuntu. I want to update it to the latest version. When I try following commands: `sudo apt update` `sudo apt install firefox`

It says "firefox is already the newest version (88.0+build2-0ubuntu0.20.04.1)." But I know version 89 and 90 are released.

I attached "About Firefox" window. There is no update button.

Asked by Ali Nazari 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 hours ago

can't logout old accounts

I'm trying to log out old and duplicate accounts from my firefox account list, I've managed to logout from all of those except 2 old account, if I press "sign out" button… (read more)

I'm trying to log out old and duplicate accounts from my firefox account list, I've managed to logout from all of those except 2 old account, if I press "sign out" button and enter the reason why I'm doing that it simply doesn't work, no errors no anything, it'll just stay there. any fix?

Asked by tsft1 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Extremely high CPU usage while playing video (youtube)

Firefox become hopelessly show to play even 480p videos from youtube 90% CPU usage while playing 720p video from youtube freezing randomly. (same issue on other notebook… (read more)

Firefox become hopelessly show to play even 480p videos from youtube 90% CPU usage while playing 720p video from youtube freezing randomly. (same issue on other notebooks, so I have a strong feeling it is not a hardware/notebook related issue) Hardware:

  • CPU: i7-6500U
  • RAM: 8GB / DDR3
  • Video: Intel HD graphics
  • Memory usage never runs above 60%

OS: doesn't matter, experiencing same issue on windows 7/10 and linux.

to compare, same video 1080p/60Hz played with:

  • brave/chromium ~30..35% cpu
  • mpv playing same video directly from youtube ~ 19..25% cpu
  • Firefox - constantly freezing, youtube autmatically switching from 1080p to 720p, then to 480p, playing 480p @ 60..90% cpu usage

I have tried everything from this forum and from others - nothing helped.

And finally, last nail in a coffin - even my very old notebook Core2duo with 2GB ram playing 720p videos with brave browser without issues while firefox struggling to play 480p, constantly freezing and making notebook fan run like crazy.

Firefox is literally forcing me to use other browser.

Asked by George Eliozov 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Firefox 90.0 update problems

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work n… (read more)

After the last update to version 90.0, I can't continue to use firefox browser. The problem is about opening google sites (youtube, gmail). Other websites seems to work normal, but I can't open youtube and gmail now (google.com itself works heavily). When I type url and click enter, it takes so much time to load, often not loading the site or partially load. Other browsers installed on the same system works normally with the "problematic" websites. I tried hard reload (ctrl+f5), cleaning all browser data, and uninstalling and reinstalling. None of the mentioned actions helped. Please help me to identify and solve the issue.

Asked by cahangirove 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Bookmarks window is not resizeable

Hi, This is from loooong time a very seriously problem of Firefox. When you are trying bookmarking link, the window doesn't give a possibility to resize. It is a very us… (read more)

Hi, This is from loooong time a very seriously problem of Firefox. When you are trying bookmarking link, the window doesn't give a possibility to resize. It is a very useful. Can Firefox team sorting this malfunction, please?

My system Linux, Manjaro.


Thank you.

Asked by Chris Fx Wolf 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

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Top menu bar has disappeared. Unable to maximize or minimize or close using mouseclick

The menu bar at the top that has a red dot and a max/minimize button next to that has disappeared, and the browser now completely blocks the menu bar I usually have at th… (read more)

The menu bar at the top that has a red dot and a max/minimize button next to that has disappeared, and the browser now completely blocks the menu bar I usually have at the bottom of my screen that allows me to tab between applications.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Firefox randomly "highlites" the typed text in form while typing, thus overwriting the information 1 character at a time.

When typing into a form, (ie a zipcode) you will begin typing amd the character you typed will highlight/select it self. Your next keystroke erases and the new character… (read more)

When typing into a form, (ie a zipcode) you will begin typing amd the character you typed will highlight/select it self. Your next keystroke erases and the new character appears. For example. typing in the zip code 12345, would reult in the 5 showing up in the box.

This happened

A few times a week

== Installation Linux10-4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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i would like to block all access to specific sites from this computer

my computer is used by others. All is well except with a few sites which i would like to make unreachable. How to do it - what options do i have? E.g. reported sites ca… (read more)

my computer is used by others. All is well except with a few sites which i would like to make unreachable. How to do it - what options do i have? E.g. reported sites can i add my own only with local effect? or other means?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago