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Why make Firefox unusable once an update is done in the background?

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setu… (read more)

This one thing makes we simply switch to a different browser. Firefox, downloads and installs updates in the background. OK. It needs a browser restart to be able to setup the update. Not great but OK. But suddenly it would completely disable the user from not using the browser until an update is performed (See Image). But why? Not OK!

I am totally fine with the browser needing a restart to finish update. But why wouldn't Firefox not let me decide when I want that. Until I am ready let me use the browser. I really wish they don't freeze the browser like that.

Is there someone looking to address this issue in a future version? Is this only happening to me?

Asked by DrSpill 3 days ago

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New CSS styles not picked in Firefox.

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren'… (read more)

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren't displayed in the web page nor in the developer tools inspector.

They are visible in Chromium browser and dev tools.

I have cleared the cache and refreshed the page to no avail. It is only when I restart the browser that the new style rules take effect in the browser and show up in the dev tools.

Asked by mt3ch 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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How to restore address bar behavior and line height in 75.0?

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that … (read more)

Firefox 75.0 has just been released. Address bar has been ruined with dynamic size and lines with increased height. For some unknown reason Mozilla developers think that taking away more vertical space will help their browser have "Focused, clean search experience that's optimized for smaller laptop screens" as they state in the release notes. Outrageous.

Now tell me how to go back to the old behavior.

I want a full horizontal length search result widget as it was before.

I DO NOT want an ENLARGED address bar while searching. Simply annoying that it changes its size and looks like popping out from the upper top toolbar every damn time I type something into it.

I want the ORIGINAL LINE HEIGHT of search results in the expanded address bar.

I want an address bar that doesn't expand when focused with Alt+D, like the old one.

I haven't found an about:config option to restore old behavior. However, a userChrome.css workaround is still good for me.

Asked by highbaser 3 months ago

Answered by elched 3 months ago

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Firefox can't change programme info on BBC sounds "my sounds"

Hello There is a facility on the new (about 2 years old) BBC sounds "my sounds" app that Firefox is unable to use. The facility is known either as "remember where you are… (read more)

Hello

There is a facility on the new (about 2 years old) BBC sounds "my sounds" app that Firefox is unable to use. The facility is known either as "remember where you are on a programme" or "pick up where you left off on a programme" I am using a Linux PC and a Windows desktop with the same problem on both.

I have checked with the BBC and confirmed that I have the correct settings and cookies enabled, which I am able to change through Firefox, but Firefox can't store how many minutes in I am on a programme, although it can access the same information when that is stored by Internet Explorer. In other words if I listen for 10 minutes to a particular programme on Internet Explorer, then stop and find it on Firefox, Firefox always goes back to that 10 minute spot, no matter how much further I listen. I am in contact with the BBC about this too.

Asked by benaround3 1 week ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 week ago

Running videos under Firefox on Ubuntu

I have a new Dell. Inspiron i5 running Ubuntu 20.04.1. I have the latest version of Firefox. I am unable to run videos from Gmail or Facebook. I have tried to install Ado… (read more)

I have a new Dell. Inspiron i5 running Ubuntu 20.04.1. I have the latest version of Firefox. I am unable to run videos from Gmail or Facebook. I have tried to install Adobe Flash with no success. Any advice?

Asked by patsmithpotton 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Firefox is making connections to cloudfront.net and locprod.prod.mozaws.net on startup

Firefox makes connection to 'locprod1-elb-eu-west-1.prod.mozaws.net' on every start of the browser. After trying to figure out if its caused by one of my addons I tried … (read more)

Firefox makes connection to 'locprod1-elb-eu-west-1.prod.mozaws.net' on every start of the browser. After trying to figure out if its caused by one of my addons I tried Safe mode and found out addons ware not the reason but after using Safe mode the browser started making connection and to d2nxq2uap88usk.cloudfront.net on every start too. The only info I have found for 'locprod.prod.mozaws.net' is that its related to geo.enabled but mine is set to False and for d2nxq2uap88usk.cloudfront.net the only thing for it is in block list for SpotifyAdBlock. I have already tried everything on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections .

Why does make Firefox makes those connections? What is transmitted? And How can I disable them?

Asked by kys27582 1 week ago

Distorted colors in mp4 video

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, tw… (read more)

Colors are distorted in MP4 video as you can see in the attached screenshot. The distorted colors impact video on many sites including yourlearning.ibm.com, webex.com, twitter.com, mlb.com, etc. They do not impact youtube.com which displays video correctly. My Firefox version is 68.10.0esr (64-bit) and my OS is RHEL 7.8, kernel version 3.10.0-1127.13.1.el7.x86_64, Gnome Version 3.28.2

I have tried running in safe mode but the issue persists.

How do get Firefox to display MP4 video with correct colors?

Asked by scottwn 1 week ago

Last reply by scottwn 2 days ago

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Manage cookies in a container

I am using Multi-Account Containers, and am unclear on how it interacts with the other cookie and storage management features of the browser. If I clear cookies from Pre… (read more)

I am using Multi-Account Containers, and am unclear on how it interacts with the other cookie and storage management features of the browser. If I clear cookies from Preferences -> Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data, does that clear all cookies in all containers, or just in "No Container"? Is there a way to delete/manage cookies within just a single container? Is there a way to delete/manage cookies for just "No Container"? Is there a plugin to help with this, or a manual means of editing cookies (editing text file or sqlite database)?

Asked by pavon 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

Random YouTube page update - high-definition add-onn is not installed

Hi, I have come across this answer as to why youtube page gets randomly updated: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1246764#question-reply After checking all my … (read more)

Hi,

I have come across this answer as to why youtube page gets randomly updated: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1246764#question-reply

After checking all my settings, I couldn't find any add on or extension containing "high-definition" words in it. My only extention in firefox is ublock origin.

Any idea why the updates continue to take place? Can ublock origin cause it? Or has there been a browser update that could cause it?

Many thanks in advance,

Asked by iamib 6 days ago

Saving a login

Hi I am trying to save a log in to https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/login but everytime I add the details the browser takes out the en-gb/login and takes me to https://ww… (read more)

Hi

I am trying to save a log in to https://www.disneyplus.com/en-gb/login but everytime I add the details the browser takes out the en-gb/login and takes me to https://www.disneyplus.com/. When I press log in it doesn't show any details and I have to manually log in.

Thanks

Rich

Asked by Rich 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

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How to change what Firefox does when you click on an entry in the Downloads selection?

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine. Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a sele… (read more)

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine.

Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a selection with all downloaded files opens. How do I specify/change the application used to open the file if I select it there?

Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by scholz 6 days ago

Answered by scholz 3 days ago

Make windows act separate in CentOS (Like Windows)

I've installed CentOS 8, but I have a niggle. I have two Firefox windows open: one on my left screen, one on my right screen. I have VLC playing video on my left screen. … (read more)

I've installed CentOS 8, but I have a niggle.

I have two Firefox windows open: one on my left screen, one on my right screen.

I have VLC playing video on my left screen.

I would like to use the Firefox window on my right screen without it bringing the Firefox window to the front on my left screen, thus covering VLC.

Both Firefox windows act independently on Windows 10, I would like this behaviour in CentOS. Is there an option for this?

Thank you

Asked by kiadauk 6 days ago

Firefox on Debian Linux (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS): Cannot import data from Chromium Browser

Hi! I'm currently running Firefox on Ubuntu. Since, 90% of my saved passwords were done on Chrome browser on my smartphone, I wish to import it to Firefox. To do so, I do… (read more)

Hi! I'm currently running Firefox on Ubuntu. Since, 90% of my saved passwords were done on Chrome browser on my smartphone, I wish to import it to Firefox. To do so, I downloaded Chromium browser and logged in with my Google account so my saved passwords could be synced to it. Now, when I run the import wizard on Firefox, I get the message No program that contain bookmarks, history or password data could be found. This basically means that either Firefox's import wizard cannot find Chromium on Linux or Chromium isn't supported. It could also mean a technical issue I'm not aware of.

Kindly assist. Thanks!

Asked by joeljustinp 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

Scrollbar rushes to bottom of webpage

Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox 79 When I open a new webpage and move my mouse to the right to the scrollbar to use scrollbar to move down the webpage, the scrollbar rushes to the b… (read more)

Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox 79

When I open a new webpage and move my mouse to the right to the scrollbar to use scrollbar to move down the webpage, the scrollbar rushes to the bottom of the page. I find this awfully annoying. Is this a feature? Can I turn if off or stop it doing that. J

Asked by John R 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

Firefox crashes on every startup

I have my firefox crashed on every startup. Even in safe mode. Even when whole ~/.firefox folder is deleted. If I start it with --safe-mode I can see ExceptionHandler::Ge… (read more)

I have my firefox crashed on every startup. Even in safe mode. Even when whole ~/.firefox folder is deleted.

If I start it with --safe-mode I can see

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 9079 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

If I'm trying to run beta version Im getting the same

Asked by asm0dey 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

firefox 79.0 fails with "Exiting due to channel error." when PC is sleeping

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message … (read more)

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message in logs (1 msg/tab):

   Exiting due to channel error.

Putting my PC to sleep means withdrawing the default route (so only devices on my local network are accessible) and running a screensaver.

Are there any suggestions for fixing this (minor) annoyance? It never happened with the previous firefox 78.0.2.

thanks!

Asked by em2jacks 4 days ago

Cannot play local swf files [linux]

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what … (read more)

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what I should do with the file, over and over again. I have properly installed flash in the $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH directory that firefox looks for; if I go to the plugins section, it shows adobe flash. I also have the ability to play flash files on websites, just not locally. On the profile I'm using to reproduce the error, the http_https_only tag in about:config is set to 'false', so [[this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1172126]] is irrelevant. I made sure that firefox is indeed what is set to open these types of files via the xdg specifications that firefox searches for when looking what to open a file with via xdg-mime (firefox uses xdg-open on the linux version to see what to open with): xdg-mime default firefox.desktop application/x-shockwave-flash In $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, it is properly listed in the line applications/x-shockwave-flash=firefox.desktop Firefox does have a .desktop file setup in /usr/share/applications, and xdg-mime does recognize firefox as the app to open swf files. I am able to open other types of files locally such as videos. Going to about:preferences and setting firefox to open swf files makes an infinite loop of firefox opening new tabs that must be then terminated. I'm not sure if an update broke firefox, as I was previously able to open local swf files. Thanks.

Asked by Amber 3 days ago

Last reply by Amber 3 days ago