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uBlock origin (possibly other addons) installs but does not work - Firefox 68.8.0ESR on Debian 10

I'm running a brand new install of Debian. Initially the install comes with Firefox version 68.7.0 ESR. After setting up my Firefox preferences, I tried installing uBlo… (read more)

I'm running a brand new install of Debian. Initially the install comes with Firefox version 68.7.0 ESR. After setting up my Firefox preferences, I tried installing uBlock origin. The install seemed to go fine, but I noticed that the uBlock button does not appear to the right of the address bar by the bookmarks/sidebars/firefox account buttons. I went on Youtube to check to see if it was actually blocking ads and it is not blocking. When I open the addons page to check if it is there (Tools > Addons) it shows uBlock origin as an enabled addon.

I opened synaptic to see if there is an upgrade version available and saw that there was (Version 68.8.0 ESR). I went ahead and installed the upgrade, but there is no improvement, still seeing ads on Youtube. I removed it and reinstalled, but also no improvement. I've been searching google for answers but other than references to the issues last year with addons being broken I am not finding anything helpful.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Your help is appreciated.

Asked by no_face 3 days ago

Last reply by no_face 3 days ago

Firefox restoring the previous session after the PC boots up

Hello, In Ubuntu 20.04 (Firefox 76), there is this strange bug. Whenever I reboot/shutdown and start my computer, and after login when I open Firefox (after bootup), the … (read more)

Hello, In Ubuntu 20.04 (Firefox 76), there is this strange bug. Whenever I reboot/shutdown and start my computer, and after login when I open Firefox (after bootup), the previous session (i.e. the session which was present at the time of reboot) will be opened at the same ubuntu workspace location.

Eg. I had 3 tabs opened in workspace 2 and I shutdown my system. Then I again boot into Ubuntu and open firefox (in the default workspace aka workspace 1), the browser will resume its previous state i.e. it will open in the workspace 2 with the 3 tabs open. So this is like a state restore.

I have disabled Restore Previous Session in the "Startup" section of preferences.

Asked by prashanthwagle360 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

Disable web push notifications popup but keep notifications

Recently the web push notifications got a popup UI that is really disturbing. Show up on all desktops etc., it interrupts me in what I’m doing. I really very strongly dis… (read more)

Recently the web push notifications got a popup UI that is really disturbing. Show up on all desktops etc., it interrupts me in what I’m doing. I really very strongly dislike this change.

I would like to revert to how it was before (pre-76.0 ? Not sure exactly which version): - notifications get sent to my desktop/OS’s notification center (running OpenSuse + KDE), - no popup is displayed when a notification is triggered.

That way: - notifications will respect the OS « do not disturb » mode, - notifications get shown through a unified UI for all applications, - I can pick how « interrupting » I want each notification to be, - In particular I can focus while on my computer without being interrupted, and poll the notifications occasionally.

Is there a way (maybe a about:config option) to keep notifications but disable the popup behaviour?

Asked by Luc 3 days ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 3 days ago

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences. Also i can't even type capital "e" in search bar. I just see space when i type "E" … (read more)

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences. Also i can't even type capital "e" in search bar. I just see space when i type "E"

Asked by furkan.m1907 4 days ago

Pfroblem with Scolling

This is a problem connected with SCROLLING. There are three standard ways of scrolling , while surfing and looking through site pages: 1. Use the Mouse roller 2. Use the … (read more)

This is a problem connected with SCROLLING. There are three standard ways of scrolling , while surfing and looking through site pages: 1. Use the Mouse roller 2. Use the left click press on the mouse, simultaneously press and move the scroll bar 3. There are two Scroll bar junctions - one at top and other at base. The mouse left click button may be clicked - either in steps or on a continued click... to make the page move ... in steps or on a continuous movement.

The QUESTION here is: While we have this Last No.3 above facility in UBUNTU-Mate, such facility is not seen in UBUNTU, XUBUNTU, LUBUNTU, KUBUNTU etc. WHY?

Can we not have the same facility in the other OS too?

Asked by Hariharan PV 1 week ago

Last reply by Hariharan PV 4 days ago

Opinion wanted

I am using Opensuse 15.0 and also 15.1. Haven't made a complete move over yet. There is a recurring situation when 4GB rx and 4GB tx movement that I cannot account for hi… (read more)

I am using Opensuse 15.0 and also 15.1. Haven't made a complete move over yet. There is a recurring situation when 4GB rx and 4GB tx movement that I cannot account for hits my 15.0 about once a month. Today it happened again. Using vnstat, I found it happened between 10.00 - 11.00. :

h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB)      h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB)      h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB) 

13 0.00 0.00 21 3.67 0.57 05 0.00 0.00 14 0.00 0.00 22 24.49 2.24 06 0.00 0.00 15 34.60 1.85 23 0.00 0.00 07 0.00 0.00 16 175.23 9.05 00 0.00 0.00 08 193.93 9.07 17 0.00 0.00 01 0.00 0.00 09 0.00 0.00 18 0.00 0.00 02 0.00 0.00 10 3,939.97 4,090.57 19 0.00 0.00 03 0.00 0.00 11 31.14 2.34 20 0.00 0.00 04 0.00 0.00 12 7.60 1.06 I was merely surfing, no download. Searched the cookies, one site i cannot recognize came out; "consensu.org". Did a search, there were several, example: https://cmp.teads.mgr.consensu.org/index.html, that served blank pages in firefox. Is there anything odd here? Is there a way I can extract all the cookies with date & time so that I can check against previous occurrences of the 4GB data movements (I have a few records).

Asked by lims3148 4 days ago

trying to recreate tabs from a linux ubuntu on this pc

this pc used to be a linux ubuntu one. was synced using firefox on the previous operating system. now I'm logged in using Mint. want to find out how I can get back all th… (read more)

this pc used to be a linux ubuntu one. was synced using firefox on the previous operating system. now I'm logged in using Mint. want to find out how I can get back all the windows with their tabs open on Mint?


I'm signed in and synced here so why am I constantly being asked to sign in again and again?

is there a way to chat/connect directly with Mozilla and/or Firefox support?

Asked by sixohthree2642489 5 days ago

Last reply by sixohthree2642489 5 days ago

sending newspaper links by email

I am using Firefox 76.0 on a Linux Mint 19.3 cinnamon desktop. For some reason I can no longer send a newspaper item by email. Until recently I simply ticked the email sy… (read more)

I am using Firefox 76.0 on a Linux Mint 19.3 cinnamon desktop. For some reason I can no longer send a newspaper item by email. Until recently I simply ticked the email symbol in the sidebar, and up popped an email form to which I needed only to put in an address. Now when I tick on the box, there is no result, although there is a line at the bottom of the page, saying 'mail to, and name of article'. I have disabled all add-ons, and the result is the same. It is the same when I have tried on other browsers. However, on another computer in a different room with the same setup, there is no problem. I have torn out my hair for three days and would be very grateful for help.

Asked by beacon 6 days ago

Playing video causing system crash - Ubuntu 20.04LTS

Good day, Using Firefox for normal web browsing is not a problem. However, when playing video (YouTube, Twitch.tv etc) I get this Decoder error under Syslog. firefox_fi… (read more)

Good day,

Using Firefox for normal web browsing is not a problem. However, when playing video (YouTube, Twitch.tv etc) I get this Decoder error under Syslog.

firefox_firefox.desktop[36209]: [Child 36209, MediaDecoderStateMachine #3] WARNING: Decoder=7f73b74d4400 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - RefPtr<MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::SamplesPromise> mozilla::MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::DoGetSamples(int32_t): manager is detached.: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3367

The crashes are random. I can play video for varying lengths of time. But the above Error keeps appearing. All packages are up to date.

Thanks.

Asked by esa.claudio 6 days ago

Last reply by esa.claudio 6 days ago

Firefox does not open on the current Ubuntu workspace

While using multiple (desktop) workspaces on Ubuntu, Firefox used to open right on the current workspace. However, since some update during the course of this year, it un… (read more)

While using multiple (desktop) workspaces on Ubuntu, Firefox used to open right on the current workspace. However, since some update during the course of this year, it unfortunately started opening on the workspace it was last opened on. More than a nuisance, this is a productivity issue: you expect Firefox to open right where you start it only to find it somewhere else.

Unchecking the "Restore previous session" option makes this work i.e. Firefox opens right on the current workspace, but that comes at the price of losing (at least) the opened tabs next time Firefox is started.

Is there a way not to store the workspace in Firefox's session?

Asked by santos 6 days ago

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Multiaccount Containers Addon Downloading But Not Appearing In Toolbar in Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent versi… (read more)

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent version of Ubuntu 20.04. All addons appear in the toolbar except these 2. I've tried installing these 2 first. I've tried installing them last, then disabling all the other addons, uninstalling them and reinstalling them. Nothing will make them appear in the toolbar, yet they appear as enabled when they display under the addons > extensions. Also, hitting the extension shortcuts will not bring up the addon interaction screen for any of the addons, e.g. Ctrl U or Ctrl <period> or whatever the relevant shortcut command is. This appears to only be an issue with FRESH Firefox install, because on my other computer running Windows 10 I've had the Multiaccount Containers Addon in the toolbar for 6 months without issue through many older versions of Firefox; and after I updated (rather than fresh install) to this latest version the Multiaccount Containers Addon remains in the toolbar without issue.

Can anyone suggest how I can get theMultiaccount Containers Addon and Temporary Containers Addon to appear in the toolbar? And why are none of the extension shortcuts working - could I be executing them on the wrong screen? I've been trying them on the Addons > Extensions screen.

Asked by sandstrom1 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

New tab button behaviour should be updated to support new features

As long as Firefox has added the containers feature in the last updates, the actual behavior of the new tab button needs to be updated, or at least configurable. If you'… (read more)

As long as Firefox has added the containers feature in the last updates, the actual behavior of the new tab button needs to be updated, or at least configurable. If you're in a specific container, new tab opens a no-container tab. I believe this should be the actual container of the active tab, instead of a no-container.

Asked by Ch Ex Mo 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Broken profile, 'select topic' on this site not working etc

Hi, I've broken my profile which has led to several terrible effects. I suspect that this happened because I enabled Marionette in my default profile (and experimented l… (read more)

Hi, I've broken my profile which has led to several terrible effects. I suspect that this happened because I enabled Marionette in my default profile (and experimented little bit with it), although I also installed few extensions in the meantime all of them I've already deleted (Midnight Lizard and couple of auto refreshers). I don't know if I should list everything that got broken in one question, but let's begin with this one: I can't select topic for this question on my default profile (other profile is OK), because if I click no drop-down list appears. I don't see any errors in console.

the other problems are

  1. browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites was set false (changed it back to true).
  2. I can't access about:preferences through Edit menu (nothing happens).
  3. FF starts with empty window and the window I used before is in the 'Recently closed windows' list, despite I closed it last. I don't know how to make Firefox restart with that window.
  4. When I attempted to open URL in Firefox from external application (for example by running 'firefox url' in console) Firefox's window used to pop up (go to the foreground before all other windows on the screen) with URL opened in a new tab. Now Firefox's window remains in background. I've changed nothing in my window manager's settings (Fluxbox is my WM) and I suggest it's also up to some changes in my profile... Also this happens with any active profile, all other issues listed only related to default profile.

I have installed new version of Firefox, but problems remained, so I believe they're up to broken profile data....

Asked by ibmbull 1 week ago

Last reply by ibmbull 1 week ago

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How can I view two tabs side-by-side?

Viewing two tabs side-by-side can be very helpful, for example when copying information across. This used to work in older version using the AddOns tiled=tabs/pages. But … (read more)

Viewing two tabs side-by-side can be very helpful, for example when copying information across. This used to work in older version using the AddOns tiled=tabs/pages. But in FF76 tiled-pages has very limited functionality and does not work for me for any page that requires javascript - so most pages requiring logins are out.

How can I get this very time-saving functionality back?

Asked by Christians 1 week ago

Answered by Tommy 1 week ago

Microphone in Linux does not work correctly.

Ever since I can remember I have never got the microphone to work correctly in Firefox 76.0 under GNU/Linux (x64_x86). After many years I now tried a site where I can rec… (read more)

Ever since I can remember I have never got the microphone to work correctly in Firefox 76.0 under GNU/Linux (x64_x86). After many years I now tried a site where I can record from my mic and I noticed that the sound is mostly heard at the beginning of words and static when I do not talk. It is if there is noise reduction or some kind of threshold ( inverted gate/expander) killing everything above a certain level.

In other apps it works without changing a single parameter in ALSA or Pulseaudio and letting them use the exact same settings as when trying it out in Firefox.

Asked by firefox_28440401 1 week ago

Last reply by firefox_28440401 1 week ago