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DuckDuckGo is down

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search resu… (read more)

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.", needless to say...I have tried a number of times and differed the searches to no avail. I also cleared recent cache/history. Still stuck. Searching on Chrome I see on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40451490 that others are also experiencing this problem and do not understand it either - just a few entries

The Sun (a rather populist newspaper in UK) has an article saying it is international and happening today, 23 May 2024, suggests no fixes. (Not exactly a reliable source in my thing)

Has anyone ideas or should I just wait and use an alternative search engine meanwhile? Thanks for any help

Asked by b17m 6 days ago

Last reply by James 5 days ago

No access to camera or mic

I want to use the Ome.tv web site to video chat but it keeps giving me this message: "You have denied access to your devices. Your partners will not be able to see and h… (read more)

I want to use the Ome.tv web site to video chat but it keeps giving me this message:

"You have denied access to your devices. Your partners will not be able to see and hear you"

I've tried everything to get them to work but to no avail. I've also tried editing the settings for my camera and microphone in the Permissions section and that doesn't work, either. Firefox will NOT allow me to add website exceptions to the Settings window when I specify a website. WHY? This is crap. Firefox used to be such a good browser, but it has become so user-unfriendly. This issue should be easy to fix but Firefox won't allow me to make any changes.

Asked by Mike Terryberry 3 months ago

Last reply by Mike Terryberry 3 months ago

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Copy is completely broken in the Linux .deb version of Firefox

As the title states. At least half the time when you try right-click and use the "Copy" function, the option is greyed out. If you try to Ctrl+Shift+C, it opens dev too… (read more)

As the title states. At least half the time when you try right-click and use the "Copy" function, the option is greyed out. If you try to Ctrl+Shift+C, it opens dev tools! This happens on multiple systems that I have that are based on Debian/Ubuntu. So basically, copy functionality is broken for Firefox Linux users...

Asked by cvpsmith 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Ubuntu 18.04 wont play You tube movies or Amazon Prime Movies

Ive tried down loading all the required packages; I have the latest FireFox available ;but still get the message on you tube to update to latest Fire Fox. On Ubuntu … (read more)

Ive tried down loading all the required packages; I have the latest FireFox available ;but still get the message on you tube to update to latest Fire Fox. On Ubuntu 18.04the same message but includes a error code 99,999.

Asked by cjw5819 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Synching desktop and mobile Firefox bookmarks

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop b… (read more)

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop bookmarks" and vice versa the phone bookmarks are in folder "Mobile bookmarks" in my desktop Firefox. Is this normal behaviour? I would expect them in one common folder to have a seamless synching.

Best regards, Walter

Asked by Walter.Spermann 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

Multiple instances of "Isolated Web Co" when using Firefox on Ubuntu...

I'm having problems with Firefox using 75% of processor capacity. In "top" I see many instances of "Isolated Web Co". At the moment of this screen shot the processor is … (read more)

I'm having problems with Firefox using 75% of processor capacity. In "top" I see many instances of "Isolated Web Co".

At the moment of this screen shot the processor is not overwhelmed, however, it will sometime jump up to 75% and the system will seem to freeze.

What is the "Isolated Web Co"? I'm thinking a virus.

Thank you.

Asked by Paul606 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Can no longer detach tabs in Firefox 126

Tab detachment was working fine until updating to Firefox 126. Now the tabs cannot be moved, detached or dragged to another window. In about:config, browser.tabs.allowT… (read more)

Tab detachment was working fine until updating to Firefox 126. Now the tabs cannot be moved, detached or dragged to another window.

In about:config, browser.tabs.allowTabDetach is set to true

Suggestions?

Asked by Jeffery Small 6 days ago

Answered by Jeffery Small 6 days ago

PDF viewer not displaying/displaying artifacts

When I open a locally downloaded pdf in firefox, the background is displayed as what was previously displayed on that portion of the screen, and scrolling simply overlays… (read more)

When I open a locally downloaded pdf in firefox, the background is displayed as what was previously displayed on that portion of the screen, and scrolling simply overlays moved text over what was previously displayed. Does not appear in screenshots. One of the images shows what the pdf looks like prior to scrolling, and one after.

Asked by alanyu08 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Widevine Content Decryption Module for firefox 123.0.1 on NetBSD 10

Hi All I have firefox 123.0.1 and don't have widevine! my OS is NetBSD 10 what's the best/easy'ish way to add this as channel 4 & 5 UK broadcaster require widevine in… (read more)

Hi All I have firefox 123.0.1 and don't have widevine! my OS is NetBSD 10 what's the best/easy'ish way to add this as channel 4 & 5 UK broadcaster require widevine installed and I can't find in the add-ons widevine!!!!

Asked by neil.morris4 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Language in menu of FF 126.0 is mixed up

Hello, I have a problem: After an automatic update of the language packs, parts of the Firefox menu (version 126.0) are displayed in EN. Parts in DE. Seems to be related… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem: After an automatic update of the language packs, parts of the Firefox menu (version 126.0) are displayed in EN. Parts in DE. Seems to be related to the update... how can I change this again? I have already changed the language settings. Didn't help...it appeared after an automatic update on May 28. Thanks for an idea :)

Asked by fibroblast 1 day ago

Last reply by Paul 13 hours ago

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"this page is slowing down firefox"

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ab… (read more)

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ability to keep typing, then if goes away, comes back, goes away ... I just want to kill the message entirely. I'm not worried about speed, there's nothing to fix, I just want the message gone.

Asked by rayandrews 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Horizontal scrolling w. touchpad doesn't work on linux

I saw this post https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=542690 where it seems implied that it should work, but on LMDE 5 w. firefox 98.0.2 64-bit scrolling horizonta… (read more)

I saw this post https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=542690 where it seems implied that it should work, but on LMDE 5 w. firefox 98.0.2 64-bit scrolling horizontally w. touchpad doesn't work for scrolling on pages nor for scrolling the tab list at the top.

Asked by maartentenvelden 2 years ago

Answered by maartentenvelden 2 years ago

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I marked "Ask always" for Microsoft excel files, but Firefox always download them

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. I… (read more)

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. In the download preferences I set all the Microsoft Excel entries to "Always ask", but every time that I try to see an Excel file (no download, just open with ...), this is automatically downloaded. I definitively don't want to download it. How can I change this behavior? P.S.: I realized right now that there is the same problem with .docx files and I don't know how many others file types.

Asked by luca.dgh 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Invalid Symlinks in Ubuntu I am using 97.0.2

I have a locked file that shows up as Invalid Symlinks error. I am not sure but I think it may be Profile.ini Here is what I am getting that tells me its a Non-Existent D… (read more)

I have a locked file that shows up as Invalid Symlinks error. I am not sure but I think it may be Profile.ini Here is what I am getting that tells me its a Non-Existent Destination file. My question is why is it Invalid symlink and what can I do to fix it? Here is what I get: Lock In symlink folder /home/butch/.mozilla/firefox/6q1a4nt2.default-release 127.0.1.1:+2708 type of error Non-existent Destination File 2022-03-08 21:15:25

When I deleted it wouldn't open so I had to completely reinstall it. My Email address is: [removed email from public]

Butch Owens

Asked by butchowens 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Recover pre-previous session

I had a number of tabs open today (~40). Because Firefox started to malfunction, I had to restart Firefox. It happened to me before and I knew that I can restore my previ… (read more)

I had a number of tabs open today (~40). Because Firefox started to malfunction, I had to restart Firefox. It happened to me before and I knew that I can restore my previous session so I safely closed the tabs.

When I restarted it, I opened a tab and then I tried to open the Application Menu, but accidentally closed the window. Now, when I've re-opened Firefox and attempted to restore the previous session only that last tab appeared.

Is it possible to recover the pre-previous session? I use Ubuntu 18.04. Where is this information located? and how can I retrieve it?

Asked by amberbear 2 years ago

Answered by Dropa 2 years ago

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Cannot autofill Credit Card Info

Got sick and tired of having to enter payment card info every time, so I decided to RTFM and follow instructions. I worked my way thru all the instructions on found on t… (read more)

Got sick and tired of having to enter payment card info every time, so I decided to RTFM and follow instructions. I worked my way thru all the instructions on found on the forum pages, and was entering the information via about:config, and got to the popup where I was asked to confirm, and clicked the button, then clicked it harder, but nothing happened.

My guess is that my Firefox and/or my Leap15.3 installation has left some file permission read-only and Firefox is unable to save this bit of data, but I really don't want to run Firefox as root. I can say more, but I see there are more boxes to fill.

So, I included a screenshot of what I hope will be the useful part of my config file.

Asked by The Singer Man 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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"Your browser is being managed by your organization". I am a home user WTF?

I get the message under Settings: "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Clicking on that message shows that the policy DisableAppUpdate is true. Methods… (read more)

I get the message under Settings: "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Clicking on that message shows that the policy DisableAppUpdate is true. Methods for remeding this situation do not work. Please advise on how to change the policy to allow update please

Asked by Let's Jump 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox and thunderbird: invisible dropdown menus / missing overlay planes

Hi all, due to the occurring problem I cannot select topic to describe best my type of question: Description of fault: Using Open Suse Leap current version 15.3 (KDE) w… (read more)

Hi all, due to the occurring problem I cannot select topic to describe best my type of question:

Description of fault: Using Open Suse Leap current version 15.3 (KDE) with all patches installed (zypper dup: no action required) In either thunderbird and firefox application (but e.g. not in dolphin or k3b or gimp...) I have following problem: When pressing any entry in File ... View... bar I do not get a visible dropdown menu to chose from Firefox specific: When I try to use a bookmark folder in the bookmark bar there is no visible dropdown menu to chose from When I try to chose from a dropdown menu inside the content of a web site i will get no visible feedback at all.

BUT: when I want to chose a bookmark that should appear in a dropdown list and I move the mouse to that remembered position I see in the lower left corner the bookmark's address and I can chose it! The same happens with the dropdown menus from the the File.... View... Help line. I am able to chose a command once I remember where to point to.

So I guess all what is missing is the overlay plane where the menu contents reside.

This problem occurs in 95% of the time I use both applications, BUT there are 5% of the time where everything works like a charm. I have no idea what i do differently in that usage. Whenever Firefox works normal, also thunderbird does. Is it somehow a KDE releated problem?

How can I fix that problem? Any hints?

Thank you

Johannes

Asked by schjo 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago