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Default browser on linux fails on file:/// URLs.

I just wrote this blog post and someone suggested I contact you. I have my default browser set to Firefox on Linux (Debian Bookworm). When I open an http:// or https:// … (read more)

I just wrote this blog post and someone suggested I contact you.

I have my default browser set to Firefox on Linux (Debian Bookworm). When I open an http:// or https:// URL, it opens in Firefox, but when I open a file:/// URL, it opens in Chromium. It seems that file:/// URL makes it resort to the MIME type.

Is there anything Firefox can do here or is this a Debian or freedesktop.org issue?

Thanks!

Tim

Asked by oylenshpeegul 1 week ago

Answered by oylenshpeegul 1 week ago

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Facebook Messenger popup won't close

I am running v122.0.1 on a Mac and since the last update if I open a Facebook Messenger message which pops up at the bottom of the screen clicking the minimise or close d… (read more)

I am running v122.0.1 on a Mac and since the last update if I open a Facebook Messenger message which pops up at the bottom of the screen clicking the minimise or close doesn't do anything and the message stays on screen The only way to get it to close is to log out of Facebook and then log back in again. Is this a bug in this release?

Asked by cs14 1 week ago

Answered by cs14 1 week ago

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Latest Dev changes when pressing enter

Hi, the latest update changed what happens when pressing the enter key in dev tools. There's a complete explanation somewhere explaining the motivation, accessibilty and … (read more)

Hi, the latest update changed what happens when pressing the enter key in dev tools. There's a complete explanation somewhere explaining the motivation, accessibilty and it being more natural/intuitive.

After years using Firefox I can honestly say it isn't as natural as described and the whole process has become very cumbersome. I can understand wanting to provide a more natural experience and give users with accessibility needs a good experience but for me it's not working.

Is there any way to turn the feature off? A setting perhaps?

If not can you tell me which version should I install which doesn't have this updated dev tools UI feature?

Many thanks

Asked by couchpot50 2 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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unable to get amazon.com option for search bar

I recently lost my firefox configuration and now see the Amazon.DE search engine rather than Amazon.com. I have no idea why... I followed assorted support guides but ha… (read more)

I recently lost my firefox configuration and now see the Amazon.DE search engine rather than Amazon.com. I have no idea why...

I followed assorted support guides but haven't been able to add the Amazon.com search engine: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/add-or-remove-search-engine-firefox#w_add-search-engines

1) I clicked the link "find more search engines": https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search-engines/. This took me to a generic list of extensions and didn't find an official amazon search option for the search bar. Those suggested had few downloads and weren't vetted by mozilla

2) I visited Amazon.com and then clicked the magnifying glass with the green plus sign in the search bar. Then tried to add amazon.com as a search engine but got this error:

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

Can someone explain how to get this working again; I just want the normal amazon.com search in the search bar

Asked by BJ78 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Default search engine

I'm running FF 122.0. I've set default search engine to DuckDuckgo. Won't do it. Then I deleted Google from the list of search engines in settings, after first unchecking… (read more)

I'm running FF 122.0. I've set default search engine to DuckDuckgo. Won't do it. Then I deleted Google from the list of search engines in settings, after first unchecking it. When I open FF it still defaults to Google - why and how do I stop this? I'm in Canada if that makes a difference (it defaults on startup to www.google.ca). One time it loaded duckduckgo but then google.ca took over - that was when I'd unchecked google and before I deleted it completely. Now it just goes straight to google, help!

Asked by allan_b_ 2 weeks ago

Answered by allan_b_ 2 weeks ago

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How can I force Firefox to accept a location as a URL and not a search request?

macOS (and I assume Windows and Linux as well) supports local URL schemas. For instance, Apple supports the "applefeedback://" URL as a way to launch the macOS Feedback … (read more)

macOS (and I assume Windows and Linux as well) supports local URL schemas. For instance, Apple supports the "applefeedback://" URL as a way to launch the macOS Feedback Assistance app.

If I have a link to this on a web page, or if I put it in a bookmark, Firefox will ask for confirmation and will then launch Feedback Assistant. This part works great.

But if I type that URL into the location bar, Firefox always sends it to my configured search engine. It doesn't recongize it as a valid URL. And in the popup list of suggestions, there is no option to just go there and not search for it. See the attached screen shot.

I don't want to disable location-bar searching altogether, because it is really useful, but I think there should be a way, on a case-by-case basis, to tell Firefox that I really want it to treat the entire text as a URL. The simplest approach is probably to have an extra row on the popup suggestion list that I can click on to open the text as a URL or produce an error if there is nothing in Firefox or the OS that can resolve it.

Hopefully this won't be too difficult to support. I think it would be extremely useful.

Asked by David C. 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Problem with default browser

Firefox is my default browser. I clicked on a link in my email and it came up on Edge, and asked permission to open in Edge. I thought it was just for that link, but ever… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser. I clicked on a link in my email and it came up on Edge, and asked permission to open in Edge. I thought it was just for that link, but ever since, all my links are opening in Edge. I checked my computer settings and confirmed that Firefox is my default browser, but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

Asked by bpmilham 2 weeks ago

Answered by bpmilham 2 weeks ago

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Is there a way to zoom in and out Just the elements of a page?

I am trying to zoom in and out on a webpage JUST the elements. I DO NOT want the text to zoom in or out when I do this. I was able to do this within the last couple of … (read more)

I am trying to zoom in and out on a webpage JUST the elements. I DO NOT want the text to zoom in or out when I do this. I was able to do this within the last couple of days here, but cannot remember How I did so..

Asked by Katerpie 2 months ago

Answered by Katerpie 2 weeks ago

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Screenshot is not functional

I am using Firefox 120.0.1, and I have difficulty to take screenshot. I tried to press shortcut key and button in toolbar as shown in the attached image, but they didn't… (read more)

I am using Firefox 120.0.1, and I have difficulty to take screenshot.

I tried to press shortcut key and button in toolbar as shown in the attached image, but they didn't work.

Is there any good way to fix this problem without reinstall firefox app?

Asked by hayabusa FireFox 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Firefox doesn't remember windows 11 taskbar settings.

Hi, I just upgraded to W11 yesterday and having a weird issue with firefox. I have "combined task bar buttons and hide labels" set to NEVER yet firefox has a weird issue … (read more)

Hi, I just upgraded to W11 yesterday and having a weird issue with firefox. I have "combined task bar buttons and hide labels" set to NEVER yet firefox has a weird issue that no other open program has. I have firefox pinned to my taskbar (image 1.) When I click it (image 2) it's supposed to expand into a full size tab but it stays as just an icon.

But when I right click and open taskbar settings, firefox remembers that I have combine task bar set to off and correctly expands into a full tab (image 3.) I'm not sure if this is a firefox issue or a general windows issue. Thanks for any info anyone can provide.

Asked by ahavell 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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How to vary behavior when handling PDFs: download some, show others

When Content Type PDF is set to Open in Firefox in Settings, some hyperlinks (see 'Download PDF' on https://arxiv.org/abs/2402.00923) will navigate to the hosted PDF with… (read more)

When Content Type PDF is set to Open in Firefox in Settings, some hyperlinks (see 'Download PDF' on https://arxiv.org/abs/2402.00923) will navigate to the hosted PDF without downloading to my computer. Others (see 'Download PDF' on https://www.overleaf.com/project/65c142c6d78ec5a8a34636b0) will download to my device then open the downloaded file in browser. (I am also interested in what causes this distinction in the first place.)

When it is set to Save File, both types of links will download to my device without opening.

In my experience with other browsers, the behavior is similar to the first case, but downloaded files are not opened upon finishing downloading, only doing so if the file is clicked on in the download menu during or after downloading. Is there any way to replicate this behavior?

Asked by Tbw 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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Googlemaps.co.uk

Hello. It seems that Google has created a way of "dealing with" Firefox's automatic removal of the page seeking one's acceptance or rejection of cookies. Each time I re… (read more)

Hello. It seems that Google has created a way of "dealing with" Firefox's automatic removal of the page seeking one's acceptance or rejection of cookies. Each time I refresh the page, the accept/reject cookies pop-up briefly flicks on-screen but then disappears and one is back at the consent page:

https://consent.google.com/m?continue=https://maps.google.com/maps&gl=GB&m=0&pc=m&uxe=eomtm&cm=2&hl=en&src=1

So as things are, I cannot access the consent page to either reject or accept the cookies, and therefore I cannot get past the consent page and into googlemaps.

Google may be aware of Firefox's way of "dealing with" the consent page and has found a way of making it impossible for people to proceed to use of the googlemaps website.

Asked by david-cade 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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FF pausing videos if more than one is playing on separate tabs

I don't remember with which version of Firefox for Linux this issue started; but I cannot play multiple videos at once. If I open two tabs with video sources one of the v… (read more)

I don't remember with which version of Firefox for Linux this issue started; but I cannot play multiple videos at once. If I open two tabs with video sources one of the videos will automatically pause if I start watching the second one.

I have tried disabling my add-ons but the issue persists and I don't think there should be any reason for any of them interfering with videos.

Currently running Firefox 120.0 (64-bit - Arch Linux)

Asked by 12fdoashf123 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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What does the "action" in search engines do?

In the default search engines there are: "Bookmarks", "Tabs", "History" and "Actions". When I'm searching using "Actions", nothing happens, so I'm confused about what's i… (read more)

In the default search engines there are: "Bookmarks", "Tabs", "History" and "Actions". When I'm searching using "Actions", nothing happens, so I'm confused about what's its function?

Asked by usermlgb 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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Add-ons sign in

I am not able to sign in to the Mozilla add-ons page. When I click the login button, a new page is shown with my Mozilla account email, picture, and a sign in button. Aft… (read more)

I am not able to sign in to the Mozilla add-ons page. When I click the login button, a new page is shown with my Mozilla account email, picture, and a sign in button. After clicking "Sign in" I expect a page to appear to input my authenticator code, but instead what appears is the window in the attached partial screen shot. Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by cjw 3 weeks ago

Answered by cjw 2 weeks ago