Seems like anti-aliasing gone very awry

The oddness is occurring on both my Linux and Windows machines. I think something was added/changed and is syncing back and forth. LMK what you would like from me to tro… (read more)

The oddness is occurring on both my Linux and Windows machines. I think something was added/changed and is syncing back and forth. LMK what you would like from me to troubleshoot this.

Asked by Nicholai 2 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 19 minutes ago

FF profile choice problem on Linux Mint with Claws email

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles hav… (read more)

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles have the same syntax; I checked the files. Neither one is set to be the dominant one. Typically, I don't use more than one at a time.

I also use Claws mail. Whenever I get any mail with a link I want to check out, I just used to click on that link and it opened in a new tab in the FF browser profile that was currently open. Similarly, whenever I wanted to see the HTML version of a mail, I right-clicked on the html-icon and chose open. Again, it picked the open browser.

Now, though, whenever I pick either one of those options above, I get the "Choose User Profile" box. If I pick the profile that is currently open, I get an error telling me that it's already running.

Since I mostly read email when I use the no-work FF profile, I tried to add "firefox -P NotWork -no-remote --class NotWorkProfile" but that also resulted in the choose user profile box to open.

My current work-around is to copy the link and open it in a new tab, or pull the whole mail into the tab to see the HTML version. Quite annoying.

Is there any way to get it to ignore all other profiles but the currently open one? Thank you for anyone who has an idea. Let me know if there's anything else I may add to explain the situation.

[My apologies if this isn't the right forum; I'm also attempting to ask this question in the Linux Mint and Claws forums, if those exist.]

Asked by addicted2h 2 days ago

Last reply by addicted2h 40 minutes ago

How can I get the "old" address bar functionality back?

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything… (read more)

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything into icons. I have no idea why. Maybe it had something to do with the mobile version. With a few customizations I was able to get the old look back, with my address bar.

Then a while back the address bar changed. It used to be that the address bar had a drop down that listed the sites you used most frequently. At some point mine just sortof froze and only lists the same 8 sites. Except its worse because 2 of them are now searches for Google and Amazon and not even the original google or amazon web pages. I cannot delete pages from this list like I could in the past, either.

Also, you could, you know... put an address in the address bar and it would take you directly to that site. Now it tries to do a search just as often as it actually takes me to the correct site.

This forcing search engines baffles me, because there's an actual search bar, right directly next to the address bar by default.

So if someone could help me understand how I can change my address bar back to being an address bar, that would be a great help to me. Second, if I could fix the drop down of sites to either be my most frequent sites, or a list of sites I add manually, that would be great also.

Asked by Mathius 1 hour ago

Last reply by tjn21 42 minutes ago

Can't View Pocket

I can save to MyPocket but I can't view it. "My Library" shows only Bookmarks, History, Downloads. It used to have "view Pocket". All answers I see only tell me how to ge… (read more)

I can save to MyPocket but I can't view it. "My Library" shows only Bookmarks, History, Downloads. It used to have "view Pocket". All answers I see only tell me how to generate icon to save to Pocket. I attach a screen print.

Asked by jank1 5 hours ago

Last reply by tjn21 1 hour ago

Option to reduce touchpad sensitivity at the end of each scroll

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by… (read more)

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by setting `apz.gtk.kinetic_scroll.enabled` to `false` and increasing the default value of `general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS` from `50` to `120`. However, there is still minor quirk with my scrolling experience especially at the end of each scroll or each time I pause scrolling.

This minor quirk has a lot to do with how I do the two-finger scroll gesture. For each scroll, I don't necessarily lift my fingers up immediately. I might pause for a while then scroll further until my finger reaches the end of the touchpad or I might scroll in the opposite direction without lifting my finger up. However, just having two of my fingers rest on the touchpad detects even the slightest movement. The effect is a page slightly shakes each time I pause scrolling without lifting my fingers up. Although, this minimal shake also occurs as I lift my finger up.

This behavior is detailed in a bug report here . It might have something to do with Wayland but based on my experience, the issue still persists when running Firefox through XWayland. Also, Vivaldi (Chromium) which also runs in XWayland, doesn't show this problem. In Vivaldi, the touchpad will be less sensitive (at least that's how it feels for me) each time I pause scrolling.

I already tried fiddling with the following through the `about:config` to no avail:

  • apz.touch_move_tolerance
  • apz.touch_start_tolerance
  • mousewheel.transaction.ignoremovedelay
  • mousewheel.transaction.timeout

Asked by lewisbolaton 1 hour ago

VPN problem

Hi, I downloaded a express VPN on my system, but it is not working smoothly. Sometimes websites are not loading and showing the error of page is not found. facebook, appl… (read more)

Hi, I downloaded a express VPN on my system, but it is not working smoothly. Sometimes websites are not loading and showing the error of page is not found. facebook, apple.com and some of pages like thoughts on volcano hybrid in these websites and pages, in these pages and website I am facing the problem continuously, Kindly guide me the solution of this problem.

Asked by jenifer.jj748 18 hours ago

Last reply by rebug 1 hour ago

Firefox does not let me select amazon.com as search engine

I would like to use the amazon.com (and wikipedia.com) search engine and keyword. But since I have installed a non-English version of Firefox (or maybe because the defaul… (read more)

I would like to use the amazon.com (and wikipedia.com) search engine and keyword. But since I have installed a non-English version of Firefox (or maybe because the default language of my OS is non-English), I get defaulted to amazon for a different country (and the Wikipedia for that language).

How do I get the US / international version as default?

Asked by shiin 3 hours ago

Last reply by rebug 1 hour ago

  • Solved

"clipboard" location; how to access "clipboard"

where is the "clipboard"? how do i access "clipboard"? is there a "clipboard" or am i just dumber than box o rokz....to me a clipboard is a folder containing files i pl… (read more)

where is the "clipboard"? how do i access "clipboard"? is there a "clipboard" or am i just dumber than box o rokz....to me a clipboard is a folder containing files i place there to be sorted and refiled at a later time that is convenient for my schedule ....that is def. of a "clipbard " i'm guessing doesnt mean same thing in cpu code....so then why have option for "clipoard " when downloading is other option, ezr to access from firefox menu , then close, open desktop menu to access each individual folder for screenshots

Asked by oetkbtytr 8 hours ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 8 hours ago

Websites that I pin to TOP SItes keep shifting or disappearing

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not stayin… (read more)

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not staying in place when they are "Pinned"? Annoying that I have to continuously do this. I am using FF Version 87.0

Asked by kathyjoe5 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

  • Solved

Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) - Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem

Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit). Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem. Here is the error message when trying … (read more)

Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and Google Are Not Loading with Firefox 87.0 (64-bit). Firefox Reinstallation on 3/25/21 Didn't Fix Problem. Here is the error message when trying to load Yahoo! Mail:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to login.yahoo.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by edrcpa 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

saved passwords

I just replaced a laptop computer and am setting the new one up. I get prompted to save passwords but they do not show up in the saved passwords list. All I get is 'there… (read more)

I just replaced a laptop computer and am setting the new one up. I get prompted to save passwords but they do not show up in the saved passwords list. All I get is 'there are no saved passwords.'

so where are they now ?

Asked by Rosaliy Lynne 8 hours ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 hours ago

Firefox brainless huge memory usage

Hi to All I am user of firefox on several windows 10 computers, probably 7 different computers. I want to point out the huge memory usage in firefox on absolutely differe… (read more)

Hi to All I am user of firefox on several windows 10 computers, probably 7 different computers. I want to point out the huge memory usage in firefox on absolutely different computers and I want to resolve this brainless problem. At beginning, probably in 2016 I began to notice big memory usage in firefox with many of tabs opened, probably over 100... yes, 100 tabs is too much but even so, memory usage seemed inappropriate to me, especially when before it working on computers with low memory installed. I started solving huge memory usage by restarting firefox, usually killing firefox through taskmanager on windows. But about a year ago I started using Firefox on several computers for loading some pages and I programmed automations of some tasks on this pages. This tasks includes clicking on buttons on pages, entering values and loading new links, subpages.... This all always in one tab and in one firefox window and after some time, firefox on every computers start using over 3GB of memory, in one tab and one window??? It is galactic amount. Of course, processes on computers was crashing. Depending on the page, that was severed from 12 hours to several days. Therefore I started some researching in this and I tried to reduce memory usage by settings in about:config: browser.sessionstore.max_serialize_back = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_serialize_forward = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo = 0 browser.sessionstore.max_windows_undo = 0

browser.sessionhistory.max_total_viewers = 1 browser.sessionhistory.max_entries = 1 but this last parameter have no effect, why??? After this settings my solution working, but it is little bit breaknecking: After some steps in automation I open new tab and close prewious tab and load page again and memory usage drops from 1,5GB to approx 500MB (Due to browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo = 0) Excuse me but this behaviour is very terrible.

browser.sessionhistory.max_entries I trying to reduce to 1 but this setting have no effect (I can back to new tab page), sometimes take effect only in just running instance when I change it and number must be higher than 5 or 10? Sometimes take effect, sometimes no, but after restart firefox again without effect. Due to this nonsense memory accumulation per each one tab I want to tweak firefox on my working computer. I not need galactic number - 50!!! or even more? pages in "back button" in memory per each tab, and there are no way to reduce it without restart, only way to release memory is set browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo to 0, open new tab, and close old tab and then memory usage very drop...

Next, I searched in about:config by keyword "session" and found browser.sessionstore.cleanup.forget_closed_after default equals to 1209600000 which means 14 days... oh so galactic... Normally firefox is unusable after few days without restarting, developers recommends to restart firefox for memory free up, but default value for this option sets to this huge number? Are they kidding users or what? After all, with this setting and behaviour, it almost never applies. And how much such nonsenses does firefox still contain? I am very angry for this several-years lasting memory issue because firefox is my favourite web browser. According to what I found on the internet, developers stubbornly ignoring or refuse to find effective solution but it would be so simple. Probably only memory release button would suffice, which would remove all cached pages. But "true release/free up memory button". User would had to accept, that all back/reopen actions will be discarded. No dummy/parody button in about:memory. ooooh "minimize memory usage" which free up probably max of 15%, normally about 5% of used memory. I tried "firemin" too, but this is next parody... this rapidly decrease of memory which appears as super, but causes totally pause of processes on page and when you need do some action on page, another time is needed for reloading(wake up) the almost same amount of memory as before minimization by this program - in short, this is suitable just only for temporary minimization of memory usage, something like pause firefox.

Therefore please, Can someone really help? (Not kidding like: about:memory, firemin or other unusable "nosolutions") This problem has been consuming me for so long that I quietly started to think that the only way to resolve it is to reprogram and recompile my own firefox, but that is quite unrealistic for me.

Asked by Jakubjm 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

How do I minimize SSD usage ?

I want to install Firefox on a new Windows 10 PC which has an SSD for its C: drive and an HDD for its D: storage drive. I would like to minimize SSD usage if possible and… (read more)

I want to install Firefox on a new Windows 10 PC which has an SSD for its C: drive and an HDD for its D: storage drive. I would like to minimize SSD usage if possible and know that the FF profile can be moved to the D: drive.

I did quite a bit of searching & some people have a lot of SSD activity & say to move a cache folder or the AppData/Roaming folder. Other people don't seem to have a problem.

Is there a recommended configuration in order to minimize SSD wear?

Thanks.

Asked by Mike109 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

How To Deactivate Context Menu?

When I click shift and right click always a context menu comes up and I would like to deactivate that. Concrete: I would like to draw arrows on a chessboard (lichess.org… (read more)

When I click shift and right click always a context menu comes up and I would like to deactivate that. Concrete: I would like to draw arrows on a chessboard (lichess.org) with shift and rightclick, but then always a context menu comes up and distracts. This is very annoying and I would like to change that - though what I found so far wasn't that helpful for me.

Thank you very much in advance

Asked by maximilian.v.w99 10 hours ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 5 hours ago

firefox url bar

How the flipping f can I disable this (see attached image). I was able to do this previously with setting "browser.urlbar.update2 = false" Now it doesn't work anymore. I … (read more)

How the flipping f can I disable this (see attached image). I was able to do this previously with setting "browser.urlbar.update2 = false" Now it doesn't work anymore.

I use keyword for search engines extensively and this is very very annoying!

How do I make it go away.

I use Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) on Mac os x Catalina 10.15.6

Thanks

Asked by l0cus101 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Hosted forms at our website not working in Firefox v87

Our website, www.twindata.com , uses forms hosted by MyContactForm ( www.mycontactform.com ) and have been doing so since 2016. While doing an update to a form today, I r… (read more)

Our website, www.twindata.com , uses forms hosted by MyContactForm ( www.mycontactform.com ) and have been doing so since 2016.

While doing an update to a form today, I received a message from MyContactForm stating this form is not at the location(s) it was listed as being at when the form was created. The message is attached.

I tried another UNCHANGED form that's been working for years and the same/similar error results. I downgraded to Firefox v86 and it worked fine, as well did the updated form I was working with.

The form is near the bottom of the page at this URL: http://www.twindata.com/cli/AG6601.htm

Any help will be greatly appreciated. We depend on these forms for our business.

Problems with something simply not working the way it has for years has happened with previous Firefox version upgrades.

Hopefully I'll see some answers and suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Asked by rtodaro 12 hours ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 hours ago

Compatibility: an increasing number of websites and features do not work in Firefox on Linux

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like … (read more)

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like multi-account containers - as a software developer these are non-negotiable. I choose to use Linux for similar reasons, and many Linux distributions come with Firefox preinstalled as a default browser. In light of recent changes to Google's data collection through Chrome, I am more than ever committed to using Firefox as my only browser.

However over the last year or so, I have noticed an increasing number of websites or features on websites have stopped working in Firefox on Linux, forcing me to use Chrome against my wishes. Examples include the entirety of the Australian government's MyGov website; the phone call feature in Slack; and Google Meet meetings (no audio). I know people who use Firefox on other operating systems and they have not had these problems, so I can only assume that the issue is specific to Firefox on Linux.

I am not trying to suggest that Mozilla is responsible for this in any way - if Google or Slack or the government refuse to support Firefox on Linux, that's their responsibility, not Mozilla's. However, I am not convinced that the lack of support is intentional, or that it isn't a quirk of the particular Linux distribution I use or the version of Firefox included in the package manager. Any advice would be appreciated.

My Firefox version is 84.0.1, and my Linux distribution is KDE Neon User Edition 5.21 which uses Ubuntu 20.04 under the hood.

Asked by loathgrim 2 days ago

Last reply by tjn21 6 hours ago