Kiosk mode and Firefox popups, cannot suppress them?

I'm running a UI deployment with a web-app and Firefox on an Ubuntu system. I'm running Firefox with the flag "--kiosk" to place it into kiosk mode (booted from the comm… (read more)

I'm running a UI deployment with a web-app and Firefox on an Ubuntu system.

I'm running Firefox with the flag "--kiosk" to place it into kiosk mode (booted from the command line upon system boot). This works fine, and boots up Firefox to the page I want (my web-app) in kiosk mode (full-screen, etc.)

However, I get very annoying popups that are not acceptable for deployments in front of customers. I have tried, but CANNOT suppress all of them, or, when I thought I did, they came back a month later.

Popups:

1. "Keep pesky trackers off your tail. Open my links with Firefox" 2. "Welcome back" 3. Others like this...

These are Firefox browser popups, not related to popups that other websites can put up, and block the entire screen with an overlay until they are dismissed. My deployments are only going to a single web-page that I control (which has no popups) and there is no keyboard on the deployed system, so people cannot navigate elsewhere.

Things I've tried:

1. Firefox is installed via snap, which provides "snapshotting" configuration for the Firefox snap. I loaded Firefox, cleared the annoying dialogs, and then took a snapshot (theorying that I set Firefox configuration when doing this, and I capture that in the snapshot) and re-installed it onto a new system. Still go popups 2. Looked into user.js preferences. I can install this file onto the system, so I looked through https://searchfox.org/mozilla-release/source/remote/shared/RecommendedPreferences.sys.mjs and this is how I initially got all the popups to disable themselves. I looked through that list and tested most of the recommended settings until the popups disappeared. However, after a month or so, I'm beginning to see the popups again.


Any suggestions from Mozilla or others that run into this issue?

Asked by Devin 4 days ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 days ago

Duplicate bookmarks issue

Hello, Recently I noticed that whenever I try to save a bookmark (and I save a lot of bookmarks) there are duplicates of my folders. I don't know why, but somehow at som… (read more)

Hello,

Recently I noticed that whenever I try to save a bookmark (and I save a lot of bookmarks) there are duplicates of my folders. I don't know why, but somehow at some point all my bookmarks got copied into other folders - Bookmarks Menu, Bookmarks Toolbar, and maybe something else. What's frustrating is that one of the folders is the one I use for convenience to access sites I regularly use, while saving to the other puts it somewhere I can't easily get to (I think it's the copies from Bookmarks Menu), so I have to make sure I'm putting it in the right folder - which is hard to do when they have the exact same name. Something I've found that works is to just find out which folder is the one that is in my toolbar and save it to those which pushes the ones in the Bookmarks Menu out of the quick access list, but that's not always convenient given how many bookmarks are in some folders. Using the bookmarks dupes extension, you can see just how many duplicates there are. I've also attached what I see when I save a bookmark, so you can see the duplicate folders.

Here are the results from my "Verify Integrity" test: > Task: checkIntegrity + The places.sqlite database is sane + The favicons.sqlite database is sane > Task: checkCoherence + The database is coherent > Task: expire + Database cleaned up > Task: vacuum + Initial database size is 15360KiB + The database has been vacuumed + Final database size is 15360KiB > Task: stats + Places.sqlite size is 15360KiB + Favicons.sqlite size is 6560KiB + pragma_user_version is 77 + pragma_page_size is 32768 + pragma_cache_size is -2048 + pragma_journal_mode is wal + pragma_synchronous is 1 + History can store a maximum of 107879 unique pages + Table moz_origins has 687 records + Table moz_places has 14850 records + Table moz_places_extra has 0 records + Table moz_historyvisits has 23851 records + Table moz_historyvisits_extra has 0 records + Table moz_inputhistory has 94 records + Table moz_bookmarks has 6578 records + Table moz_bookmarks_deleted has 0 records + Table moz_keywords has 0 records + Table sqlite_sequence has 1 records + Table moz_anno_attributes has 2 records + Table moz_annos has 55 records + Table moz_items_annos has 0 records + Table moz_meta has 9 records + Table moz_places_metadata has 12975 records + Table moz_places_metadata_search_queries has 0 records + Table moz_previews_tombstones has 0 records + Table sqlite_stat1 has 20 records + Pages sequentiality: 43.5 + sqlite_schema: 32KiB (0.3%), 24.6% eff. + moz_origins: 32KiB (0.3%), 84.3% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_origins_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 73.4% eff. + moz_places_extra: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_historyvisits_extra: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_inputhistory: 32KiB (0.3%), 7.3% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_inputhistory_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_deleted: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_bookmarks_deleted_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_keywords: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_keywords_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_sequence: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.1% eff. + moz_anno_attributes: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.2% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_anno_attributes_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0.2% eff. + moz_annos: 32KiB (0.3%), 16.5% eff. + moz_items_annos: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_meta: 32KiB (0.3%), 1.5% eff. + moz_places_metadata_search_queries: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_autoindex_moz_places_metadata_search_queries_1: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_previews_tombstones: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + sqlite_stat1: 32KiB (0.3%), 3.5% eff. + moz_keywords_placepostdata_uniqueindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_annos_placeattributeindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 1.8% eff. + moz_items_annos_itemattributeindex: 32KiB (0.3%), 0% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemindex: 128KiB (1.2%), 54.8% eff. + moz_bookmarks_parentindex: 128KiB (1.2%), 62.6% eff. + moz_places_visitcount: 160KiB (1.5%), 74.6% eff. + moz_places_altfrecencyindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 72.5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_itemlastmodifiedindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 75.9% eff. + moz_bookmarks_dateaddedindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 64.2% eff. + moz_places_metadata_referrerindex: 160KiB (1.5%), 65.8% eff. + moz_places_frecencyindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 68.8% eff. + moz_places_originidindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 70.5% eff. + moz_bookmarks_guid_uniqueindex: 192KiB (1.8%), 66.9% eff. + moz_places_url_hashindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 79.3% eff. + moz_places_lastvisitdateindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 84.1% eff. + moz_historyvisits_fromindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 82.9% eff. + moz_places_metadata_placecreated_uniqueindex: 256KiB (2.5%), 84.2% eff. + moz_places_guid_uniqueindex: 352KiB (3.4%), 82.4% eff. + moz_places_hostindex: 384KiB (3.7%), 90.4% eff. + moz_historyvisits_dateindex: 416KiB (4%), 89.6% eff. + moz_bookmarks: 480KiB (4.6%), 88.6% eff. + moz_historyvisits_placedateindex: 480KiB (4.6%), 92.2% eff. + moz_places_metadata: 512KiB (4.9%), 89.7% eff. + moz_historyvisits: 640KiB (6.2%), 93.5% eff. + moz_places: 3712KiB (35.7%), 98.1% eff. > Task: _refreshUI

Thanks.

(Ignore Norton 360 my dad installed it while it was on sale and now it's ended so I have to get rid of it)

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Add-on no longer on Toolbar

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View. I ran Remove and then Added it again, … (read more)

I'm using the OneTab add-on, Enabled. The icon no longer shows on the Toolbar, though it is on the Menu bar next to Firefox View.

I ran Remove and then Added it again, hoping the Toolbar Icon would reappear = no go, And I lost all URLs already saved, stupid me. To be clear, clicking the Icon on the Toolbar saves all open tabs.

Is there a fix via Preferences? Thanks. gw

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Firefox keeps asking to reinstall. It fails to check for updates. I have Windows 11 and Firefox 124.0.2

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Can't close Firefox with multi pages opened through right clicking the taskbar.

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Hi I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless… (read more)

Hi

I've been having an issue logging into Gmail using Firefox. I've used both Gmail and Firefox for years and have never had a problem, but I now get stuck in an endless loop on the Gmail login page. I select my account, enter my password, then get sent back to the account selection page.

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Asked by KevinR1 3 days ago

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Hi,

I was using FF on Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS. Had version FF 120.x and playing video in Netflix worked fine. Then I updated to FF 124.x and playing video stopped with error F7355-1203.

I've checked the DRM setting and it is enabled, I checked addons and I have OpenH264 and Widevine installed, both set to always active.

I've checked installed codecs and I do have libavcodec58 installed. No update for that available via apt. I also have ffmpeg installed, no problem with that either. I can play Netflix videos in Chrome, but not in Firefox now. Something happened to Firefox when I updated from 120.x to 124.x. Today I updated to 125.x, same problem, Netflix video won't play.

I've unchecked the DRM setting and re-checked it, and that does reinstalled Widevine but does not fix the problem.

Any ideas what could be the cause?

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please unsuspend my account. thanks.

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Asked by ff_user 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER when using vodafone mobile data provider phone hotspot.

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This happens on other websites as well: https://www.exploit-db.com/

Peer’s Certificate issuer is not recognized.

HTTP Strict Transport Security: true HTTP Public Key Pinning: false

Certificate chain:


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Can you help?

Asked by Gregory Laycock Hammond 6 days ago

Last reply by Gregory Laycock Hammond 5 days ago