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Tab Bar 2022

I woke up this morning and my tab bar on Firefox was out of control. I figured out how to shrink the tabs in about:config. However, there is a huge space at the end of th… (read more)

I woke up this morning and my tab bar on Firefox was out of control. I figured out how to shrink the tabs in about:config. However, there is a huge space at the end of the tabs that is completely unnecessary. I've been googling all morning. I tried to find compact mode--but "density" is gone, even when I go back into about:config and enable it. The only other help I found was to change the CSS code and unfortunately, that is outside my wheelhouse.

Is there ANY way I can get my old tab bar back so that the tabs fill the top of the screen as opposed to having a huge empty space at the end?

Asked by nitaheerk 1 month ago

Answered by nitaheerk 1 month ago

Firefox closes Tab after closing downloaded attachment?

For maybe a month or two I have been seeing some strange behavior with Firefox closing after I close a downloaded file. Here are some examples. Lets say I am checking my … (read more)

For maybe a month or two I have been seeing some strange behavior with Firefox closing after I close a downloaded file. Here are some examples.

Lets say I am checking my email (yahoo) and receive a video file attachment. I launch the attachment which is set ot download and automatically open my player, which is VLC. VLC launches and plays as normal. When I finish, I close VLC and find that a few seconds later my Firefox window or tab also closes.

This is not just with video files and not just from email. Same for doc files or pdf or jpg files. If it downloads and then I open it through Firefox, that tab closes once I close the third-party program.

I also tried turning off the auto-launch and just download the files, but if I start them form the downloads display in Firefox the same issue occurs. If I start explorer and browse to downloads and just launch it from there then there are no such issues.

I did notice that it only closes one tab, so if I have a dummy second tab, when the tab is closed I can use Ctrl+Shift+T to restore the previous window and continue, but it has gotten tedious to do that every time I download a file.

I did check that neither Chrome of Edge do not have such behavior.

System details. Firefox 103, Windows 10 21H2. No known major updates or changes have been made to the system to cause this change. The only extension I have is Ublock Origin, and I have tried disabling it but it did not help the problem.

Asked by elkinm 1 month ago

Proxy / VPN

Hi. Since FF v103 it seems, when working with a VPN, and then trying to use also a browser extension VPN, it either does not or does not connect until after 45s. Before i… (read more)

Hi. Since FF v103 it seems, when working with a VPN, and then trying to use also a browser extension VPN, it either does not or does not connect until after 45s. Before it was immediate. It works in all other browsers (incl FF before v103). So this is a recent change in FF that harms normal VPN connections. I found out by trial and error, that changing the port of the VPN extension to 443 and disabling and enabling the extension and going back to v103 from v103.0.1 helped, but that should not be like that. So something has been broken in the latest v103.0.1 - please kindly look into it. Thank you!

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Asked by spdgnzls 1 month ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 month ago

Firefox account

Hi, I am trying to sync my Firefox account with a new laptop. Unfortunately, I am asked to verify a code sent to my e-mail, but my e-mail password is stored in my Firefox… (read more)

Hi, I am trying to sync my Firefox account with a new laptop. Unfortunately, I am asked to verify a code sent to my e-mail, but my e-mail password is stored in my Firefox account so I can't open it. I am unable to access my e-mail any other way at the moment. Please contact me ASAP with a way to unlock my account so I can get my passwords. My regular account e-mail is [email-removed].

Asked by goddammitpleasehelpme 1 month ago

Last reply by goddammitpleasehelpme 1 month ago

When trying to access local files, sometimes get 'Access to the file was denied'

Hi, I'm trying to access locally-installed help files that are in /usr/share. When I try accessing anything starting with "file:///usr" in Firefox, I get "Access to the f… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to access locally-installed help files that are in /usr/share. When I try accessing anything starting with "file:///usr" in Firefox, I get "Access to the file was denied".

I've already set "security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy = false", which now let me access "file:///tmp", "file:///media" and "file:///home", but anything under "file:///usr" (and serveral other top-level directories) still returns the access denied error.

I'm running Firefox 102.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Asked by henry41 1 month ago

Last reply by henry41 1 month ago

I think Google is trying to disable Firefox

In the last week, I have been unable to complete transactions using PayPal on three websites. I can see it going through until there is a communication with Google or Cap… (read more)

In the last week, I have been unable to complete transactions using PayPal on three websites. I can see it going through until there is a communication with Google or Captcha. Then it hangs up. Now Blue Shield log in remains greyed out. All these sites work fine with Safari.

Asked by paulinLA 1 month ago

Last reply by paulinLA 1 month ago

Firefox for Mac rapidly depletes battery on MacBook Air 2017 (MacOS 12.4)

I would like to use Firefox as my primary browser for work, but Firefox very quickly drains my battery on my work laptop. Every other browser I've used (Opera, Chrome, Vi… (read more)

I would like to use Firefox as my primary browser for work, but Firefox very quickly drains my battery on my work laptop. Every other browser I've used (Opera, Chrome, Vivaldi, Brave, etc. have a similar amount of battery drain and are much more efficient than Firefox, I can have them open all day and I don't run into rapid drain) I've tried it on multiple different versions of MacOS, but the results are the same every time. Does anyone have any theories? This is without any extensions and with default settings.

Asked by spontaneous_dolphin 1 month ago

Still getting, "Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back", instead of home page on opening Firefox.

Community, same problem, don't suggest way to close, removing files from certain folders. This is an error in the program, it should direct upon opening to my home page!!… (read more)

Community, same problem, don't suggest way to close, removing files from certain folders. This is an error in the program, it should direct upon opening to my home page!!! The last two updates did not correct this error as a previous one did. The line of code directing Firefox upon opening should direct to my home page. I have tried other suggested methods to no avail, after removal of those files, close, reopen it will go to home page....but only once, then back to try to get my pages back. Even if closing on home page, reopening will not go to home page. Real solution please.

James

Asked by JJEULER 2 months ago

Last reply by JJEULER 1 month ago

Cannot log into Godaddy

Cannot log into godaddy.com. Error message is "Yikes! Something went wrong. Please, try again later." Works fine with Chrome, so have to believe it's in FF. Tried changi… (read more)

Cannot log into godaddy.com. Error message is "Yikes! Something went wrong. Please, try again later." Works fine with Chrome, so have to believe it's in FF. Tried changing various settings in Options/Privacy& Security. Anyone else having issues, or better yet, a solution??

Asked by peter616 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

retaining non-existant email for firefox primary

I am trying to remove old unused primary email and change to new My old email which I have NO ACCESS TO is [email address] My new email is: [email address] Please email m… (read more)

I am trying to remove old unused primary email and change to new My old email which I have NO ACCESS TO is [email address] My new email is: [email address] Please email me at the icloud account THANK YOU!!!!!!

Asked by ohbewhon1 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Error message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu)

When I click a link on a website, a new Firefox tab opens with this message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu). This is new behavi… (read more)

When I click a link on a website, a new Firefox tab opens with this message: 400 Bad Request Request Header Or Cookie Too Large nginx/1.18.0 (Ubuntu). This is new behavior; it was working fine until yesterday. Can you tell me how to fix it?

Asked by shaw.deborah 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Facebook scrolling out of control

Currently @ Ver. 102.0.1 Problem remains. Since the update to 102.0 my Win10 PC has problems with the page update. When the scroll slider gets near the bottom the page, n… (read more)

Currently @ Ver. 102.0.1 Problem remains. Since the update to 102.0 my Win10 PC has problems with the page update. When the scroll slider gets near the bottom the page, new images begin to load. This reload results in 3-15+ newly loaded Fb posts scrolling past so fast as to be invisible. I have to keep my cursor on the scroll slider and, when the loading begins, start scrolling up if I want to have any chance to easily find the last post I was reading. I have seen this behavior, grossly exaggerated, when I was viewing a video. The reload caused the viewing to pause and upwards of 15 newly loaded posts scrolled past in this rapid manner. My work requires that I am able to view pages of Facebook posts and this is now massively time-consuming and intolerable. I may have to change browsers in spite of my reluctance to do so.

Asked by Helium2 2 months ago

Last reply by Helium2 1 week ago

sudden, various, problems

A few days ago, whenever I download an attachment from my email(Yahoo), the tab crashes after I do so. Assuming this is a Frefox issue....but not positive...has happened… (read more)

A few days ago, whenever I download an attachment from my email(Yahoo), the tab crashes after I do so. Assuming this is a Frefox issue....but not positive...has happened repeatedly since. Very annoying.

Also, upon restart of Firefox yesterday, all my cookies were reset automatically. Had to re-log in everywhere. This never has happened before, without out me manually doing this.

Any idea what is going on?

Bill

Asked by billybgame 2 months ago

Last reply by billybgame 1 month ago

Java Script

Attempted to login to Canada Revenue Agency and it told me that Java Script had to be activated in the browser. How do I determine if it is activated and how do I activat… (read more)

Attempted to login to Canada Revenue Agency and it told me that Java Script had to be activated in the browser. How do I determine if it is activated and how do I activate it if it is not. The strange thing is I was on the site an hour before without any issues so I am at a bit of a loss as to what has happened. It may be an issue with the CRA.

Thanks Doug

Asked by DougiePh 2 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 2 months ago