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Firefox won't start after updating. How to restore the previous version without losing profile data?

Firefox won't start after updating to version 123.0 on Ubuntu OS. At the same time, no errors will appear, and there is also no specific crash report that would help und… (read more)

Firefox won't start after updating to version 123.0 on Ubuntu OS.

At the same time, no errors will appear, and there is also no specific crash report that would help understand the reason.

How to restore the previous version without losing profile data?

Asked by MarkR 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Latest Linux Mint Version of Firefox

Hi Just updated Linux Mint from 20.3 to vs 21. Firefox Help now shows FF version Mint - 001-1.0 121.0.1 Also shows that FF updates disabled by Administrator… (read more)

Hi Just updated Linux Mint from 20.3 to vs 21. Firefox Help now shows FF version Mint - 001-1.0 121.0.1

Also shows that FF updates disabled by Administrator.

Is this the latest version for LM 21 ? And how do I enable updates automatically?

Thanks

Charles Harris

Asked by Charlie Harris 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

Keyboard and mouse input stops working after watching videos

When watching videos on YouTube or Amazon Prime, Firefox will eventually stop recognizing keyboard and mouse input in all windows and tabs. This can happen after just a … (read more)

When watching videos on YouTube or Amazon Prime, Firefox will eventually stop recognizing keyboard and mouse input in all windows and tabs. This can happen after just a few minutes of video or after hours. It affects nearly all input: typing or clicking in webpages, the toolbar, the address bar, etc., though I can click the 'x' button to close tabs. When I close the final window, a dialogue will appear stating that Firefox is non-responsive and allowing me to kill the process. This seems unusual, because the OS's system monitor indicates there is plenty of unused and available RAM and CPU resources. Firefox behaves normally after restarting.

OS: Xubuntu 22.04 Firefox version: 120.0 (though previous versions have been affected for the last few months)

Asked by ff.acco 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

cannot prevent search bar from going to url bar / address bar in private browsing mode

I have an issue with the address bar in private windows. Normally when you click on the search bar in the new tab page, it will redirect the cursor to the address bar ins… (read more)

I have an issue with the address bar in private windows. Normally when you click on the search bar in the new tab page, it will redirect the cursor to the address bar instead of letting you use the search bar.

I found the following solution on the forum here that works for normal windows: go to the about:config page and set browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.improvesearch.handoffToAwesomebar to false.

For private windows, this fix does not work. It will still go to the address bar instead of letting you use the search bar. Is there another way for me to fix this so that it will also work in private windows?

Asked by babhi.eff.19 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible

Hi, I have a weird problem, I have 3 systems on my device: windows(10), ubuntu and Arch lately when i was configuring Firefox on fresh arch install I was annoyed that I n… (read more)

Hi, I have a weird problem, I have 3 systems on my device: windows(10), ubuntu and Arch lately when i was configuring Firefox on fresh arch install I was annoyed that I needed to re-login to every single s...t again. So I thought "Why can I just share the same FF profile between systems" Long story short it didn't work on Arch. I was forced to compile FF from source and now it works... but when I'm logged in on Ubuntu and trying to launch FF from GNU I always see this error. it's working when i point out to profile from the command line with "-p <dir>". but even then when I go to about:profiles and click "launch in new browser" it's still pooping with this error. So Am I doing something wrong or it is just impossible to do this seamlessly? is there a better(correct?) way to achieve the same functionality?

thanks for reading, ill humbly take any advice.

EDIT: I have copied the profile's folder to a separate partition which is auto mounted tried it on Ubuntu (at this time it had been working just fine) and after using it on Arch when I was back on Ubuntu it was displaying this error

Asked by jomal1236 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox crashing (when switching tabs?)

Firefox has crashed repeatedly when I've switched tabs to my gmail in the past ~15 minutes. It happens in "troubleshooting mode" as well. I'm running firefox on a linux c… (read more)

Firefox has crashed repeatedly when I've switched tabs to my gmail in the past ~15 minutes. It happens in "troubleshooting mode" as well. I'm running firefox on a linux computer, and my ubuntu installation and firefox are both up to date.

Here's my crash id: bp-b079d597-fb83-4a69-ab65-896370231129

Asked by Anna Fehr 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Extension issues and more

I am using the latest version of Firefox on Linux Mint. I've had some flash on opening issues that I've been unable to permanently prevent. Suddenly my adblock software i… (read more)

I am using the latest version of Firefox on Linux Mint. I've had some flash on opening issues that I've been unable to permanently prevent. Suddenly my adblock software is not working. I tried uninstalling, reinstalling, different adblocks-no improvement. No extension software is showing on my toolbar and selecting the extensions software just brings up a suggested extensions.

Asked by jerri.lynn007 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

e mail attacments wont print

Hi since the last update of firefox my e mail (hot mail) attachments will not print. When print is selected the only option is to print to pdf. tried in another browse… (read more)

Hi

since the last update of firefox my e mail (hot mail) attachments will not print. When print is selected the only option is to print to pdf. tried in another browser and printing works perfectly. Printing worked with no problems before last update. Help Please Please note I am a very basic user so need step by step instructions. Hoping someone can help PLEASE!

Asked by JPB54 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

unable to recover my saved bookmarks and history

i installed updated version of mozilla and after login i lost all the previous data and i also tried it to recover from my last backup but it's not working please help m… (read more)

i installed updated version of mozilla and after login i lost all the previous data and i also tried it to recover from my last backup but it's not working please help me with that i need my data back

Asked by Amit Singh 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

How to automatically remove all tracking codes and tags in URL's?

The new selection "Copy without site tracking" may eliminate certain codes, but does not remove all invasive data (my term). Consider this common URL occurrence: link te… (read more)

The new selection "Copy without site tracking" may eliminate certain codes, but does not remove all invasive data (my term). Consider this common URL occurrence:

link text

The new filter does absolutely nothing to this and when I pass this kind of URL on to others, I do not want to include all that crapola. Currently I have to manually edit the link, which can really get tiresome when passing on a lot of links.

Is there a way to modify anything in Firefox to accommodate this?

Asked by Slick 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Outlook webapp does not scroll in the folders section

Hi, This is for https://outlook.live.com where I cannot access my full list of folders. I am using Firefox on Linux (in Fedora 34) and my scrolling feature hasn't been … (read more)

Hi,

This is for https://outlook.live.com where I cannot access my full list of folders. I am using Firefox on Linux (in Fedora 34) and my scrolling feature hasn't been working for a few days now. When I search for an email in one of the inaccessible folders, the folder does appear.

As an idea... I added https://outlook.live.com to the pop-up exemptions, no luck.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Many thanks!

Asked by imrich.antal 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

disruption forced restart

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054 As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not c… (read more)

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054

As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not caused by Linux Mint as accused in questions/1412054

Can you be honest and address this?

Asked by jmss 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

firefox keeps on crashing since the snap system

Since snap firefox keeps crashing somehow, it just hangs.. i cleared cache and all, reinstalled it, but still.. ? They say linux is a broken system (: … (read more)

Since snap firefox keeps crashing somehow, it just hangs.. i cleared cache and all, reinstalled it, but still.. ?

They say linux is a broken system (:

Asked by tclc 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox suddenly unusable.

I am suddenly getting the following error message: "We recommend you use a different browser or disable the “EasyList Cookie” filter from your “Content Filtering” setting… (read more)

I am suddenly getting the following error message: "We recommend you use a different browser or disable the “EasyList Cookie” filter from your “Content Filtering” settings (found under “Settings” -> “Shields” in the Brave Browser)." Firefox is now unusable. I have searched "Settings" and can find nothing about "Content Filtering," "Shields," or "Brave Browser." Can you tell me what is going on here?

Asked by sbartholomew95 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Just refreshed a page by hitting ctrl + r twice, which bypasses safety net, and lost my whole draft for post I wanted to make. Is there a way to disable this "convenient feature" so this doesn't ruin my day further?

I wanted to make a lengthy post on a website today, but I accidentally hit CTRL + R twice which bypassed the "This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave — … (read more)

I wanted to make a lengthy post on a website today, but I accidentally hit CTRL + R twice which bypassed the "This page is asking you to confirm that you want to leave — information you’ve entered may not be saved." safety net. Is there a way to deliberately disable any and all refresh shortcuts and buttons when a safety net shows up, so my buttery fingers don't ruin my day to it's absolute maximum?

I want safety nets to be deliberately annoying.

Asked by Snoucher 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Windows Grouping

I can't find any way to group windows. Yes, "windows". I have about three dozen windows open (yes, there are a lot of tabs in them), and not just at home. And it’s hard … (read more)

I can't find any way to group windows. Yes, "windows".

I have about three dozen windows open (yes, there are a lot of tabs in them), and not just at home. And it’s hard to quickly find your bearings when you need to switch to another task (workspace). It would be nice to at least change the color of the windows, depending on the type of work. But in the API API I don’t see the ability to define a window property where you can specify a group identifier, which can be used to restore the color after re-opening FireFox.

If FireFox had a built-in or its own reliable extension for organizing thematic work, a deferred workspace (without losing the contents of windows). Arc browser - they realized that what browsers have been denying for a decade is already overdue, and they will be able to take over the market.

I tried several extensions for saving, restoring and organizing workspaces, and came to a clear conclusion: only the built-in FireFox solution for restoring windows after a crash/opening is the only truly reliable solution. There is no trust in extensions that are not supervised by a good team of developers and testers; there is a guarantee that data will be lost in the near future.

It is possible that in recent years some expansions have been completed. I'd be glad to know about it if you point it out. But here a question arises on a separate topic: improving the mechanism for rating and testing extensions, recommended extensions program.

Asked by mnior 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Curating Recommended extensions

There are questions about organizing the process of overseeing extensions. It’s very strange when you see the “Recommended” extension, and at the same time you continue … (read more)

There are questions about organizing the process of overseeing extensions.

It’s very strange when you see the “Recommended” extension, and at the same time you continue to see negative reviews, fresh ones. But another thing is offensive: the review submission form does not have feedback. I would like to receive a more detailed answer and user recommendations.

Let’s say a user writes that the design of the extension is not intuitive, that he lost information because of this extension and wasted a lot of time. And this is not consistent with the "Recommended" criteria. Causes dissonance.

Maybe it’s worth expanding the possibility of interactive interaction with reviews, with clients among themselves. Maybe it’s worth expanding the support base for these extensions? Link the application version to reviews to avoid misunderstandings?

Asked by mnior 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Firefox shows red tint in images that I upload

When I upload an image with Firefox, it typically shows a red tint. I've seen similar reports from decades ago so I disabled `gfx.color_management.mode` in `about:config`… (read more)

When I upload an image with Firefox, it typically shows a red tint. I've seen similar reports from decades ago so I disabled `gfx.color_management.mode` in `about:config`, but that didn't help, even after restarting the browser and the computer. I disabled a couple of related settings, but that also didn't help. What else could I try?

Asked by leonhard 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How can I disable the bs security?

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need t… (read more)

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need the browser to do what I want not what 'It' wants.

peace

Asked by eilenbeb05 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago