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Firefox hogging hard drive space with temp files (cubeb-shm...input/output)

I've discovered that in my Users/UserName/AppData/Local/Temp folder, there are thousands of files eating up space with name "cubeb-shm-#####-#####-input" and "cubeb-shm-#… (read more)

I've discovered that in my Users/UserName/AppData/Local/Temp folder, there are thousands of files eating up space with name "cubeb-shm-#####-#####-input" and "cubeb-shm-#####-#####-output", where "#####-#####" is a 10 digit number seperated by a hyphen.

I did a basic google search for these filenames and found several articles that talk about how firefox uses these, and normally creates and then deletes them, so there should only ever be one of each (input/output) file at a time. For some reason, I have thousands of these files, and they are eating up hundreds of Gb's of space on my hard drive. I only discovered this because my computer notified me I was running out of space. I manually deleted them, but I don't want to have to do this regularly, since it seems it's not expected behavior for Firefox.

I'm running the 64 bit version of Firefox 85.0.2, and there are no new updates available at the time of this writing. I'm really hoping someone can help me figure out how to get Firefox to appropriately manage these files. Help me Firefox community! You're my only hope!

Asked by stevekay83 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 42 minutes ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

Firefox 89.01 Yahoo email print problems

The last few versions of Firefox will not print certain emails from Yahoo correctly. The printing of the body of the email will start more than half way down the page, so… (read more)

The last few versions of Firefox will not print certain emails from Yahoo correctly. The printing of the body of the email will start more than half way down the page, sometimes on page 2. The item being printed fits on one page. Page settings are correct. Have reset printer settings in Firefox. Started Firefox without any extensions, no change.

The same emails print perfectly on Opera, Vivaldi, and Google Chrome.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by MarkTB 4 hours ago

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Icons have just become smaller with a WIDE white space after update - can it be reversed?

Firefox was working well - and unfortunately I had forgotten to switch updates off. Now display settings on some pages are really grim from a "not great eyesight and now … (read more)

Firefox was working well - and unfortunately I had forgotten to switch updates off. Now display settings on some pages are really grim from a "not great eyesight and now things are tinier" point of view.

I use Protopage (custom home page with news etc) and if you open a second tab, it allows you to have a selection of Icons each with a regularly used link. It still works, but after FF upgraded itself, the image in the tile has shrunk to a fraction of the original size - and is now surrounded by a thick border of white (with rounded edges of course).

Is there a "high vis" option which simply removes wasted white space which seems to have just been added at the expense of clarity?

Is there a way to either revert to a previous version OR to undo the visual messing about they have decided we all must want? If so, please let me know, as this "let's change something to make it harder to see", approach is a bit annoying.

Alas I cannot do a "before" image, but the "after" one is shown, complete with my efforts to explain what has changed.

Any guidance on either reversing the update or switching of the "shrink image and surround with large white border" geratfully received please.

Many thanks.

Asked by Guy 7 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 hours ago

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Put tabs BELOW address bar already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi to ALL Firefox admins and programmers..... I think Im speaking for most people when I say this...... PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!! People … (read more)

Hi

to ALL Firefox admins and programmers.....

I think Im speaking for most people when I say this......

PUT THE DAMN TABS !!!!!BELOW!!!! the address bar already!!

People have been begging you to do this for ******* years!!!

Stop being such a**holes and make it like this BY DEFAULT FOREVER! And add a simple option in the setting that always allows the user to put the tabs above or below....but I know most people want this always BELOW!!!

Fix this issue PLEASE it pisses soooo many people off having the tabs above the address bar. ...Also when I double click on the empty space beside the tabs it just shrink the open window.....change this so double clicking on the empty area OPENS A NEW TAB...

Signed a VERY pissed off user!

Asked by mrgzjk 4 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 day ago

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Installation under W10/64 not working

Installation in German language under W10 Home 64bit. VCRUNTIME140_1.dll not found, installation interrupted. Firefox seems to be installed, but totally unresponsive (no … (read more)

Installation in German language under W10 Home 64bit. VCRUNTIME140_1.dll not found, installation interrupted. Firefox seems to be installed, but totally unresponsive (no files, no websites, not even parameters). Any known measures? Thanks!

Asked by otto.schulz 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Saving my history

Third time of asking - still no resolution! I really REALLY want to save my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I now have managed to get Firefox to … (read more)

Third time of asking - still no resolution! I really REALLY want to save my browsing history. I do NOT want my history to disappear. I now have managed to get Firefox to save 7 days history. How do I get it to NEVER delete my history? Thanks for helping.

Asked by bewilderbeast 2 days ago

Last reply by bewilderbeast 1 day ago

fire fox reboots on its own, what I am looking at is gone when it comes back up,and there is no history

bp-7176de9d-c527-4e1b-8a41-7506b0210619 bp-a4667c88-d9f2-4db4-b6c1-1990e0210619 bp-0597f57e-4684-4bef-b53e-270f70210619 bp-9a3de1fe-4cc5-4ec9-a245-600b60210619 bp-df99594… (read more)

bp-7176de9d-c527-4e1b-8a41-7506b0210619 bp-a4667c88-d9f2-4db4-b6c1-1990e0210619 bp-0597f57e-4684-4bef-b53e-270f70210619 bp-9a3de1fe-4cc5-4ec9-a245-600b60210619 bp-df99594f-5db9-411b-b6a1-7a1e00210619 bp-4e1e8314-0499-4594-ab17-e93e60210619

Asked by affidavit1 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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What content is required in userChrome.css to move the tabs bar under all other bars?

Every solution which I have found for Firefox 89 "Proton" so far which moves the Tabs Bar below the Navigation Bar (AKA "address bar"), with the Menu Bar above it, does N… (read more)

Every solution which I have found for Firefox 89 "Proton" so far which moves the Tabs Bar below the Navigation Bar (AKA "address bar"), with the Menu Bar above it, does NOT move the Tabs Bar below the Bookmarks Bar. The Bookmarks Bar appears to be overwritten and blank, and occupies space below the Menu Bar, Navigation Bar, and Tabs Bar. This empty space separates the three bars which are implemented and the content of the currently-selected tab below it.

Currently, my userChrome.css file is a copy posted by Corel-10 (?): __________________________________________________________________________________________________

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

/* TABS: bottom - Firefox 65 and later - updated for 89+ */
/* https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/browser/themes/shared/tabs.inc.css */
/* https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Browser_Toolbox */

/* ROOT - VARS */
/* you can adjust the CSS variables until it looks correct */
/* you can use the Browser Toolbox to get the toolbar heights */

*|*:root {
  --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important;

  --tab-min-height: 25px !important;
  --tab-min-width:  60px !important;

  --tab-caption: -5px; /* caption buttons on tab bar */
  --tab-adjust:   3px; /* adjust tab bar */

  --menubar-height: 0px; /*30px|41px=11px; caption buttons on menubar*/
  --navbar-height:  31px; /*31px*/
  --bookmarkbar-height: 26px;

  --tabbar-top: calc(var(--menubar-height) + var(--navbar-height) + var(--bookmarkbar-height) + var(--tab-adjust)); /*89+*/
}

/* in case you enable extra toolbars in full screen mode */
*|*:root[inFullscreen] {
  --tab-adjust: 3px;
  --menubar-height: 0px; /*30px*/
  --navbar-height:  31px; /*31px*/
  --bookmarkbar-height: 0px; /*26px*/
  --tabbar-top: calc(var(--menubar-height) + var(--navbar-height) + var(--bookmarkbar-height) + var(--tab-adjust)); /*89+*/
}

/* TAB BAR - below nav-bar */
#navigator-toolbox toolbar:not(#nav-bar):not(#toolbar-menubar) {-moz-box-ordinal-group:10}
#TabsToolbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group:1000}

#TabsToolbar {
  display: block !important;
  position: absolute !important;
/*  bottom: 0 !important; /* 68-88: BOTTOM */
  top: var(--tabbar-top);  /* 89+: TOP */
  width: 100vw !important;
}

#tabbrowser-tabs {
  width: 100vw !important;
}

/* navigator-toolbox - PADDING */
*|*:root:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {
  padding-bottom: calc(var(--tab-min-height) + 1px) !important; /*ADJUST*/
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
}

/* TabsToolbar with menubar and titlebar hidden - rules for Firefox 65-73 */
*|*:root[tabsintitlebar]:not([inFullscreen="true"]):not([sizemode="maximized"])
 #toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] ~ #TabsToolbar{
}

/* TABS: height */
#tabbrowser-tabs,
#tabbrowser-tabs > .tabbrowser-arrowscrollbox,
.tabbrowser-tabs[positionpinnedtabs] > .tabbrowser-tab[pinned] {
  min-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  max-height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
}

#TabsToolbar {
  height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
  margin-bottom: 1px !important;
  box-shadow: ThreeDShadow 0 -1px inset, -moz-dialog 0 1px !important; /*OPTIONAL*/
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
  color:            var(--toolbar-color) !important;
  z-index: 1 !important;
}

/* indicators *//*
*|*:root[privatebrowsingmode=temporary] .private-browsing-indicator {
  position: absolute !important;
  display: block !important;
  right: 0px !important;
  bottom: 0px !important;
  width: 14px !important;
  pointer-events: none !important;
}
*/
.private-browsing-indicator {display: none !important;}
.accessibility-indicator    {display: none !important;}

/* Indicators - HIDE *//*
*|*:root:not([accessibilitymode])             .accessibility-indicator    {display: none !important}
*|*:root:not([privatebrowsingmode=temporary]) .private-browsing-indicator {display: none !important}
*/

/* Drag Space */
.titlebar-spacer[type="pre-tabs"],
.titlebar-spacer[type="post-tabs"] {
  width: 20px !important;
}

/* Override vertical shifts when moving a tab */
#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #titlebar > #TabsToolbar {
  padding-bottom: unset !important;
}

#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] #tabbrowser-tabs {
  padding-bottom: unset !important;
  margin-bottom: unset !important;
}

#navigator-toolbox[movingtab] > #nav-bar {
  margin-top: unset !important;
}

/* Hide window-controls and caption buttons on Tab Bar */
#TabsToolbar #window-controls {display: none !important;}
#TabsToolbar .titlebar-buttonbox-container {display: none !important;}

________________________________________________________________________________________________

Evidently, the text editor for this website does several things to the above original text that, frankly, seem unnecessary and undesirable. The .CSS file is just an unformatted text file, so what is the problem with simply copying its contents and pasting it in to the body of this post?

Which is also to say that I do NOT have a clue as to what any line in the file is meant to do, what effect it has, why it is even in the file at all, or why it is written in the way that it is. So DO NOT tell me that I "CAN" create a Cascading Style Sheet on my own when I cannot even modify one that has been provided.

On the face of it, something is missing from the above CSS text. What change needs to be made to the above content so that the Bookmark Bar will appear between the Navigation Bar and the Tabs Bar??

Thank-you very much for your time and attention to this request for assistance.

Asked by Blacklisted 1 week ago

Answered by Lisi 1 week ago

volume and sound will not work since last 2 updates on both windows 7 and windows 10 after 89 and 89.1. youtube videos and others will not play sound. They did before these horrible updates.

volume and sound will not work since last 2 updates on both windows 7 and windows 10 comuputers after 89 and 89.1. youtube videos and others will not play sound. They … (read more)

volume and sound will not work since last 2 updates on both windows 7 and windows 10 comuputers after 89 and 89.1. youtube videos and others will not play sound. They did before these horrible updates. what do I need to put in my userchrome to make them work? Any other fixes.

Asked by inzaratha 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Does anyone ever read feedback submitted through the Help menu?

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it. You do… (read more)

Is the Help menu the best way to submit feedback to Mozilla? Does anyone actually read it? I've submitted feedback that way before but it feels like no one saw it.

You don't even get a "sent" confirmation - all I get is a page saying something like "Your feedback will be used to improve Firefox", which doesn't confirm the feedback was sent!

I actually sent feedback about this last year, saying that the "sent" message should be clearer. But who knows if anyone saw it! LOL

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

Google Mail does not open why

Dear Sir/Madam, I am a daily user of firefox and i access my mails from GMail every day. Of late GMail is not opening on firefox browser even when i wait for an entire d… (read more)

Dear Sir/Madam, I am a daily user of firefox and i access my mails from GMail every day. Of late GMail is not opening on firefox browser even when i wait for an entire day but it opens in firefox on android and apple phones. Please can you look into the matter and solve this problem

Asked by kanukurthy 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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How can I stop FireFox from changing my Adobe PDF's to FireFox HTML's???

I was converting a MS word doc on my computer to an Adobe PDF and saving it on my computer. FireFox changes it to a FireFox HTML (I'm not not even using the Browser). Whi… (read more)

I was converting a MS word doc on my computer to an Adobe PDF and saving it on my computer. FireFox changes it to a FireFox HTML (I'm not not even using the Browser). While MS windows 7 lets me choose which way I want to view it (with Adobe or any browser), it is IMPOSSIBLE to post onto Facebook. FB is looking for a PDF and the file I converted to is something else. So now I can't post my PDF's because FireFox intrudes into my computer and changes things. HOW CAN THIS BE RECTIFIED? Can I stop FF from doing this?

Asked by CruzR 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

Receipt printing

Hi Sorry about my poor english We are using a cloud base point of sale, we want to change how many copy of the sale receipt are printed after a sale. I know that this sho… (read more)

Hi Sorry about my poor english

We are using a cloud base point of sale, we want to change how many copy of the sale receipt are printed after a sale. I know that this should be done in the about:config, but i cant find how to do it

Thanks

Asked by info5638 3 days ago