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FireFox latest ver, download window resize to smaller fail - now 1/4-ish screen

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller … (read more)

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon

Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller than (roughly) 1/4 of entire screen. (screen-shot attached.)

Attempted: Mouse left-click grab of all corners & sides to drag window smaller - failed!

Note: Download window can be resized *bigger*, showing this window has now been coded with a very large minimum size that is almost 1/4 of full screen

- this was not the case in previous versions.

Micro-annoyances add up, people switch to Chrome (sorry to use the "C" word!)

Asked by batcomputer 2 weeks ago

Answered by batcomputer 2 weeks ago

Recover deleted download

I accident clicked delete download when from my downloads list in firefox and I can't find it anywhere on my computer? Does anyone now how I restore this file to save the… (read more)

I accident clicked delete download when from my downloads list in firefox and I can't find it anywhere on my computer? Does anyone now how I restore this file to save the time having to re download it? I am using Ubuntu.

Asked by tabithapeoples84 5 months ago

Last reply by tabithapeoples84 5 months ago

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The menu disappears when a hint shows up.

Firefox 102.0.1 (64bit), Linux, Sway (Wayland), MOZ_DBUS_REMOTE=1, MOZ_ENALBE_WAYLAND=1 When I hover over a menu item, the hint shows up and the menu disappears visually,… (read more)

Firefox 102.0.1 (64bit), Linux, Sway (Wayland), MOZ_DBUS_REMOTE=1, MOZ_ENALBE_WAYLAND=1 When I hover over a menu item, the hint shows up and the menu disappears visually, it is still there, as I can interact with it (mouse click or enter).

Asked by jnbrains 4 months ago

Answered by jnbrains 1 month ago

Hardware acceleration on Linux blocklisted

Hi there, I am running Firefox (104) on Linux (Arch Linux) in the Sway WM on a laptop with a modern (2021) AMD CPU and integrated GPU. I have installed (and verified that… (read more)

Hi there,

I am running Firefox (104) on Linux (Arch Linux) in the Sway WM on a laptop with a modern (2021) AMD CPU and integrated GPU. I have installed (and verified that it is working properly) all the necessary drivers (mesa, vaapi, etc.) and updates, yet under about:support, HARDWARE_VIDEO_DECODING is blocklisted by env: Blocklisted by gfxInfo. How can I find out what exactly is blocking it? Might there be an environment variable missing or something like that?

I know that I can force-enable it through a settings flag, but this is not what I am looking for, I want to know how I can find out why it is blocklisted. (Setting hardware acceleration manually works without issues)

I have looked at https://fossies.org/linux/firefox/widget/gtk/GfxInfo.cpp and starting from line 860, my setup should only be blocklisted if I do not use Mesa (but I do).

Additional information: XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP is set to "sway".

I would really appreciate if someone could point me in the right direction on how to find out why my setup is "blocklisted by env".

Asked by hokicon418 3 months ago

Last reply by hokicon418 3 months ago

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OpenH264 fails to install with HTTPS-Only mode enabled

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been … (read more)

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been pulling my hair out for the last few days trying to figure out why I couldn't play YouTube or many other sites videos.

Turns out the site that the library is downloaded from has a bad certificate installed: https://ciscobinary.openh264.org/libopenh264-2.3.0-linux64.6.so.bz2

``` Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for ciscobinary.openh264.org. The certificate is only valid for the following names: a248.e.akamai.net, *.akamaihd-staging.net, *.akamaihd.net, *.akamaized-staging.net, *.akamaized.net

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN ```

OS: Fedora 36 Firefox Version: 104.0 (64-bit)

Asked by Nickolas Gupton 3 months ago

Answered by Nickolas Gupton 3 months ago

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Disabling DRM completely

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simpl… (read more)

I have disabled DRM content, why is firefox annoying me to enable it each time I load a website that requires it. What seems to be now the general topic, even for a simple blog... If I disabled it, I do not want to be prompted to enable it back. I know how to enable it.

Asked by david636 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Google

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very str… (read more)

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very strange to find many Google processes in Firefox.

Asked by john820 2 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 months ago

Import personal certificate

With the latest upgrade to Firefox 107.0 there is no option any more to import or manage certificates. Going to Settings/Privacy & Security/Certificates and selecting… (read more)

With the latest upgrade to Firefox 107.0 there is no option any more to import or manage certificates. Going to Settings/Privacy & Security/Certificates and selecting View Certificates results in a window showing installed certificates with only OK button at the bottom of the window. No option to import, delete, save or anything else. OS: OpenSuse Linux 64bit

Asked by krpan2002 2 weeks ago

Last reply by bart17 1 week ago

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saved passwords

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to s… (read more)

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to settings>import passwords, it lets me choose the file, i choose my passwords.csv, and then-nothing happens. no loading, browser doesnt stop working, my folder where i choose csv from is just closing, but passwords doesnt import

Asked by daniil.yershow 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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Firefox Tracking Protection and extension overlap?

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wond… (read more)

There is no shortage of privacy protection plugins, which I consider to be a good thing However, Firefox also has tracking protection on board itself. This leaves me wondering if and how much overlap there is between these privacy protection plugins and Firefox tracking protection and if having both or multiple of these enabled, isn't simply overkill?

To illustrate, I have tracking protection set to strict. In addition, I use EFF Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin, NoScript and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials.

If I have Firefox tracking protection set to strict, do I still need Privacy Badger, uBlock Origin and DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials? These seem to cover the same functionality but one may be better than the other. How do I know which to choose? (NoScript is more a security feature, so that's another matter).

Asked by joopberis 2 years ago

Last reply by joopberis 2 years ago

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Firefox ESR crashes at watching videos with "alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed"

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip) when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt inst… (read more)

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip)

when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt install firefox-esr) and watch videos (e.g. on Youtube, Vimeo, ...), Firefox does crash some times. according about:crashes, i already have submitted about 60 crash reports.

but watching the reports one thing is missing. when i open firefox from the console i can see some output, that is not appearing in the reports.

... firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3366 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead Firefox ESR crashes when playing videos on Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)

during watching videos in firefox there is more different output to see that seems to be harmless. but always and only this line is printed to console, just befor Firefox crashes: firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. so i assume this is the main reason, why Firefox crashes on my system.

any idea how i can get these issue fixed? at the moment when i want to watch videos reliable i am be forces to use the external VLC Player by copy the url to VLC - at least for Youtube videos. but i want to watch videos from other web pages as well and i prefer to watch videos in firefox directly.

Asked by beta-tester 2 years ago

Answered by beta-tester 1 year ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the serv… (read more)

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.google.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Please let me know your suggestion and comments.

Asked by mchahalrock 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Chinese Characters of Microsoft YaHei displays strange on Manjaro-Firefox, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windows display strange too.

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/firefox/17542 Chinese Characters displays strange (some characters are extremely large) on Manjaro, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windo… (read more)

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/firefox/17542

Chinese Characters displays strange (some characters are extremely large) on Manjaro, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windows display strange too.

Asked by 1900011604 2 years ago

Answered by 1900011604 1 year ago

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How to set a local file as the new tab

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell. Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option … (read more)

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell.

Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option to set the new tab as a local file. Setting the home page as a local file is possible. But setting the new tab as either home (note, not 'Firefox Home') or explicitly the local file is not an option (see attached image).

Previous forum posts point toward New Tab Override extension. However, in recent releases, add-ons cannot offer a work around as Firefox no longer allows add-ons to access local files. In the image attached, New Tab Override extension shows that it cannot use a local file as the new tab. It can however take a file and store it somewhere it has control over. This means every time I edit the local file, I need to manually re-upload this to the extension in each instance of Firefox. It is no longer a good option.

I am sure I used this feature not too long ago and it feels like a very simple thing. I am sure I must have missed some setting or option. Any help achieving this would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by James 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Updated to Firefox 81.0 but credit card autofill is still missing from Options/Preferences menu

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu. I followed the instructi… (read more)

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu.

I followed the instructions from here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

Yes, I am located in the US.

Asked by Mr.K 2 years ago

Answered by Mr.K 2 years ago

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Youtube CORS error

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In conso… (read more)

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In console i get an error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/id. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed).

I am on arch linux system.

I've tried to: 1. Update all ca-certificate* packages 2. Disable and delete ad-block 3. Use another browser (there is no problem, only in firefox)

This problem is only actual on Youtube for me.

Asked by Yuudai 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Facebook White Screen (only with Firefox)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Re… (read more)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Restart in Safe Mode None of these things make any difference. Still get only a white screen. Facebook works fine in the Chrome browser and in the Android app, so it must be a Firefox-specific issue, in my case. This is Firefox 81.0.2 under Ubuntu 20.04 The problem only started today. I've used Facebook with Firefox for years without problem.

Asked by David Shochat 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago