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Cursor size

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. Ho… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. However, in Firefox the cursor always displayed in the smallest size.

Asked by shaishasag 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Command line error messages when opening firefox

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not. I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit) When I try to open it in command li… (read more)

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not.

I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit)

When I try to open it in command line, it's also only opening in safe mode but I do also get some error messages that I've included below.

So what does all this stuff below from the command line actually mean? And how do I fix it?

matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$ firefox Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.854: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.855: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

(firefox:23012): Gdk-WARNING **: 22:02:19.034: The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc'.

 (Details: serial 506 error_code 11 request_code 146 (unknown) minor_code 7)
 (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
  that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
  To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
  variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
  backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

Exiting due to channel error. matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$

Asked by matthewbaynham 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Much broken after update to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu

My FF updated to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu and several things which use to work really well are now broken. For example, when making a new account, the password manager… (read more)

My FF updated to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu and several things which use to work really well are now broken.

For example, when making a new account, the password manager pops up asking if you want to save the username/password, but if you mouse over to that popup then as soon as you enter it it just disappears. When logging in somewhere, if there are multiple choices for userid (say with different dates) none can be chosen. You mouse down to the popup with the choices and there's a weird stroboscopic action where the popup disappears and is recreated as fast as it can, over and over, and nothing can actually be clicked on. If you type in the userid then try to enter the password the same thing happens. It's not possible to use the password manager anymore, both fields need to be typed in manually.

Another example is the search field. If you type something and there are several options from previous searches, and you try to mouse down to pick one, the popup disappears. If you click the search keyword again it highlights as for replacement, then you have to click it again (removing highlight) and only then can you mouse down and choose a search engine.

etc etc etc! All this stuff worked great until the upgrade happened (in the background) and now many things are a huge pain in the ass. Arrgh!

% uname -a Linux spunky 5.4.0-144-generic #161~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 10 15:55:22 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I tried disabling all add-ons then restarted but made no difference. Password manager is unusable.

Asked by ian179 11 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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"File exporer" window doesn't open

I want to attach a file and I click on a button (everything works perfectly on Chrome). When I click, in the console I get this error: (firefox:3264): Gtk-WARNING **: 13… (read more)

I want to attach a file and I click on a button (everything works perfectly on Chrome). When I click, in the console I get this error:

(firefox:3264): Gtk-WARNING **: 13:52:46.781: Can't open portal file chooser: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: L’interface « org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser » n’existe pas pour l’objet à l’emplacement /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop


Of course, nothing happens when I click. I have Ubuntu 22.04 and apparently Firefox in installed with snap, and I have this problem since snap is used to install Firefox.

If it's useful:

snap list Nom Version Révision Suivi Éditeur Notes bare 1.0 5 latest/stable canonical✓ base code b3e4e68a 129 latest/stable vscode✓ classic core 16-2.58.3 14946 latest/stable canonical✓ core core18 20230503 2751 latest/stable canonical✓ base core20 20230503 1891 latest/stable canonical✓ base core22 20230503 634 latest/stable canonical✓ base firefox 113.0.2-1 2710 latest/stable mozilla✓ - gnome-3-38-2004 0+git.6f39565 140 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - gnome-42-2204 0+git.587e965 102 latest/stable canonical✓ - gtk-common-themes 0.1-81-g442e511 1535 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snap-store 41.3-71-g709398e 959 latest/stable/… canonical✓ - snapd 2.59.2 19122 latest/stable canonical✓ snapd snapd-desktop-integration 0.9 83 latest/stable/… canonical✓ -


This message is the last I'm writing before I definitely move to Chrome. I hope I'll get the help I couldn't find on other places (I saw a lot of answers telling to deactivate snap, adding a ppa or some solutions like these).

Asked by DJ Caësar 9114 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Captive portal detection for public Wi-Fi login fails

I'm using Firefox 102 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 (the vanilla one from apt), but I think I've experienced the same with a couple of previous versions too ... So, I've sat in o… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 102 on Ubuntu Mate 20.04 (the vanilla one from apt), but I think I've experienced the same with a couple of previous versions too ...

So, I've sat in one Espresso House in Denmark; tried to connect to their public Wi-Fi with Firefox in private mode, captive portal went fine, and I was on the Internet. Apparently I had gotten a danish IP address there, since google.com thereafter was in danish.

Now, I sit in a different Espresso House, also in Denmark; however, here, captive portal does not work; in the sense that:

As shown on first screenshot, first I get "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet.", and I get a "Open network login page" button.

I click on the "Open network login page" button, I can see browser wants to load http://detectportal.firefox.com/canonical.html - but in the end, I do not get the Espresso House login page, but instead I get a redirect to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal , where the "You must log in to this network before you can access the Internet." still stands, but there is no more "Open network login page" button (as shown on the second screenshot)

If I restart the browser in this shop, I think I get the exactly same process - Espresso House wi-fi login page never gets shown, only the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal ...

Strangely, at this point, I do get access to the internet through a browser - but google.com is then in swedish, which I guess means, that there is some sort of a VPN of that shop's wi-fi to Sweden. On the other hand, I don't get internet elsewhere on my computer - for instance, if I want to do `sudo apt update` from the command line, I get errors like "Clearsigned file isn't valid, got 'NOSPLIT' (does the network require authentication?)" - which is what I otherwise get in (the first mentioned) Espresso House, before I've connected to wi-fi via captive portal (once I connect to wi-fi via captive portal there, `sudo apt update` or any other network access from command line is fine).

(Note: my android phone in the same shop, does indeed show Espresso House Wi-Fi login prompt upon Wi-Fi connection, and I can login there fine).

Why does this happen, and how can I force Firefox to show me the actual captive portal so I can login to Wi-Fi - instead of redirecting me to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/captive-portal ?

Asked by nanomir 1 year ago

Last reply by nanomir 1 year ago

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Firefox Developer edition 109-b9 breaks focusing in and out of app on Ubuntu 22.10

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is mini… (read more)

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is minimised or in another workspace. I have tested this in a clean install along with a clean profile. Bitwarden and other windows seem to act weird when they are interacted with.

This all works well and good on b8 and stable. I am using wayland (Ubuntu 22.* default), but xwayland is available.

Asked by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

Answered by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

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when I exit firefox with two windows open sometimes only one window appears on relaunch

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next l… (read more)

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened

Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next launch

To quit I do a `ctrl + q` or right click `Quit` from launcher bar

Is there a setting to tell firefox to always relaunch with the same set of windows ?

I use sync and this happens when using the same computer for the exit then relaunch of firefox

firefox release 112.0a1 (2023-03-05) (64-bit)

Ubuntu 22.04

Asked by EventHorizon 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Volume control not working on FF99.01 Ubuntu 22.04

FF updated yesterday with the new Ubuntu 22.04 (Pop) update to 99.01. Since the update the volume control inputs are essentially disabled on all web sites, and they defau… (read more)

FF updated yesterday with the new Ubuntu 22.04 (Pop) update to 99.01. Since the update the volume control inputs are essentially disabled on all web sites, and they default to max - even when muted.

Example - youtube - all videos play full volume Reddit - even muted videos play full volume

The volume can now only be controlled by the system slider.

The same behavior does not occur in other browsers - e.g. Chromium, Opera, etc.

Can anyone assist?

Asked by knussear 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Printers not being seen in Firefox 104.0.2

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf … (read more)

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf then print the document using the PDF viewer. I have HP4100 & HP9025 printers on my network, that all other apps can see and print to. I've refreshed Firefox & re-installed Firefox but the problem still persists. The System's printer dialog shows that both printers are available and changing default, or reinstalling the printers makes no difference. OS is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Screenshots show the printer window in Firefox, and the Printer Settings from the OS Settings window.

Asked by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

Last reply by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

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Many sites wont load i firefox, some kill the browser entirely

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser. I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I … (read more)

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser.

I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I originally had trouble with tab/window dragging operations causing the entire desktop to crash.

Removing the snap and installing from the Firefox maintained PPA fixed this issue, but a number of others remain. (Detail on this part over here on the ubuntu forums if interested)

Now many google sites simply show the loading error for ever and never recover. Some URLS can kill the browser completely. For example, this one from the Mozilla website: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-show-spinning-wheel-never-finish-load The error message is attached.

I am happy to perform more tests and provide more diagnostic if it will help. That same URL works fine from the chromium browser on the same desktop systems,as does every other site I've had issues with.

System details: Ubuntu 23.04 64 bit Firefox 113.0.2 Intel_R_ Client Systems NUC7i7BNH (Intel® Core™ i7-7567U) Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650 (Kaby Lake GT3e) (KBL GT3) Gnome 44.0 Wayland WS

Asked by jmtocher 8 months ago

Last reply by jmtocher 8 months ago

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Firefox has upgraded in the background and needs to restart - I hate this

I am on Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS and really dislike when Firefox updates and I am in the middle of some work and I get this "Firefox has upgraded in the background and needs to… (read more)

I am on Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS and really dislike when Firefox updates and I am in the middle of some work and I get this "Firefox has upgraded in the background and needs to restart".

I enjoy my privacy, so I start my browser with the "Delete cookies and site data when firefox closes" and "Always use private mode" set. This means when the browser restarts, everything is gone.

Why can't this be disabled? My laptop checks updates every day and I install them. Why can't I get a notification that an update is available so I can download and install at my choosing?

Asked by snarkygecko 1 year ago

Last reply by James 12 months ago

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Firefox doesn't recognise my primary e-mail address for Firefox Account sign in, with message "Primary account e-mail required for sign in"

I use Firefox sync between multiple devices, including a desktop and a laptop on Ubuntu Linux. This is done through a Firefox account. Both Ubuntu devices mentioned run F… (read more)

I use Firefox sync between multiple devices, including a desktop and a laptop on Ubuntu Linux. This is done through a Firefox account. Both Ubuntu devices mentioned run Firefox 108.0 for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

I'm signed in on this Firefox account on my laptop (from which I'm writing this message). I recently (some months ago) changed my primary e-mail, since I may lose access to the older e-mail account soon. Now, suddenly, on my Ubuntu Desktop I received a message that I need to sign in to sync. When I click on "sign in", it takes me to tab that lists my primary e-mail address and asks for my password. I enter the password that I know is correct (it is listed under my saved logins on this Ubuntu laptop and the e-mail listed is the primary e-mail address with which I am signed in on my laptop, writing this message; it is also listed on my Firefox account details as my primary e-mail address). I then get a red message on tab stating "Primary account e-mail required for sign in", despite the fact that it is with my primary e-mail that I am attempting to sign in! I've tried it multiple times, to no avail.

At least two other users have posted about related concerns this year: (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1368875 and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1395902). However, nothing has been done to resolve this issue. I have followed all instructions provided for changing my primary e-mail address. This is definitely a fault on Mozilla's side and not mine. Please resolve this urgently, users risk losing vast amounts of data, through no fault of their own, if you fail to do so.

Asked by stefaan1 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox does not see Canon printer

I am running Unix Ubuntu 22.04 with Firefox 104.0.01 (64 bit). My Canon LBP 6230DW works fine in my word processor and in Chrome, but it does not show up in the Printer d… (read more)

I am running Unix Ubuntu 22.04 with Firefox 104.0.01 (64 bit). My Canon LBP 6230DW works fine in my word processor and in Chrome, but it does not show up in the Printer destination field when I am in Firefox. The only print option is to "Save as PDF." How do I get the Canon to be a print destination in Firefox?

Asked by CMayer1 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Flashing video on https://abcnews.go.com/

Hi, I have noticed that when using the latest release of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when I go to ABCnews.go.com and click into a story, there is… (read more)

Hi, I have noticed that when using the latest release of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when I go to ABCnews.go.com and click into a story, there is an autostarting video. But instead of either waiting until I click on it or autostarting normally, it flashes wildly. I have disabled all extensions and the problem persists. Has anyone else encountered this? And more importantly, does anyone have a fix for this issue?

Bob Reed

Asked by neutronJK 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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downloading mp3 files

Firefox 102.0 (65 bit) on Ubuntu 20.04, for some reason has begun downloading mp3 files as mpga files (Google Chrome doesn't do this). This forces me to edit the extensi… (read more)

Firefox 102.0 (65 bit) on Ubuntu 20.04, for some reason has begun downloading mp3 files as mpga files (Google Chrome doesn't do this). This forces me to edit the extension as I download, since my mp3 player doesn't recognize the mpga extension. How can I fix this?

Asked by tmichael.mcnulty 1 year ago

Last reply by jeronimo17 1 year ago

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Firefox browser website goes blank instead of asking for the Google 2fa code?

I am using KDE Ubuntu Linux OS on desktop CPU with Firefox browser. When I went to sign in to a website. After I entered the user name and password the next step should… (read more)

I am using KDE Ubuntu Linux OS on desktop CPU with Firefox browser.

When I went to sign in to a website. After I entered the user name and password the next step should be that requires a Google 2FA authentication code but the website goes blank. I refreshed site. Still a blank webpage.

The website will open correctly as expected using my Android cell phone using Firefox browser. Which is also where I have the Google Authentication app installed.

I had to use Brave to open the website. I am told by others Google Chrome will also work but I try to avoid both these browsers.

I have not added the 2FA sign in to Firefox main sign in yet. I intend to switch over to a Yubikey 2fa in the near future.

Any ideas?

Asked by pilotpond 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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snap firefox v107 cannot find my default printer

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer lis… (read more)

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer list I can see only the PDF printer, not my default printer or any other printer. Also if I click on the link "Print thru the system printer window" I see only "Print on file" and "Print on LPR" I tried the same on Chomium and there I can see my default printer My system is a Ubuntu desktop 22.04 recently updated from 20.04 LTS Thank for your work

Asked by gbonline 1 year ago

Answered by gbonline 1 year ago

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Firefox 102 cannot open url in address bar, only searches

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine… (read more)

Starting today, with firefox 102 (on Ubuntu 20.04), I cannot open a url using the address bar. If I enter a url and then hit Enter, it brings up my selected search engine looking for that url, not opening the url itself. This has not happened before today. Is there a way to use the address bar only for opening addresses, and use the search bar for searching?

Asked by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

Answered by doctordruidphd 1 year ago

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Rendering completely broken after upgrade

Rendering is completely broken after the upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. See attached image. This particular render is of the advanced preferences page, or actually the prom… (read more)

Rendering is completely broken after the upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. See attached image. This particular render is of the advanced preferences page, or actually the prompt warning that it could break something is somewhere in there. The mountains are my desktop, it's all alpha channel in Firefox. Nothing else seems broken, and other apps and games, both using GPU acceleration and not, are working fine.

I have removed and reinstalled firefox (snap remove firefox then snap install firefox) but did not delete all of the history files in between. (I am posting this from a different browser, since Firefox is unusable.)

Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS, Firefox 105.0.3 (64-bit)

Asked by shawn.hurley 1 year ago

Last reply by shawn.hurley 1 year ago

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Touchpad gestures (back, front) don't work in Flatpak Firefox

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox 307 from deb package works perfect. I wanted to give a try to Flatpak variant 306, which works well too, except two finger gest… (read more)

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 22.04. Firefox 307 from deb package works perfect. I wanted to give a try to Flatpak variant 306, which works well too, except two finger gestures back and front won't work. Scroll works. Any scheduled fix for that? Would be cool to move to flatpack completely.

Asked by osprey.alexandr 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago