Showing questions tagged: Show all questions
  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox Browser: Unable to block or move popup window

OS: Linux Mint 21 Browser: Firefox 121.0 There are a few sites I frequently use that popup windows that can't be blocked or moved out of its lower right position. It mos… (read more)

OS: Linux Mint 21 Browser: Firefox 121.0

There are a few sites I frequently use that popup windows that can't be blocked or moved out of its lower right position. It most cases it blocks important text due to the screen/font scaling I have to use.

My browser privacy settings are set to "Strict".

Autoplay setting is: "Default for all websites: = Block all Websites"

The popup window banner reads "Trending Videos". No video or audio plays and the window is black with the error msg: Sorry, the video player failed to load.(Error Code: 104153)

There is an "X" button on the right hand side of the banner that does go into focus when I hover the cursor over it, but clicking on it does nothing.

I have tried various popup blocking addons but so far none have been able to stop these popup windows.

Suggestions please!

Monty

Asked by Slick 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

  • Solved

Last update broke add-ons overflow menu

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remo… (read more)

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remove add-ons to the bar. See Image.

Asked by D A 5 months ago

Answered by D A 5 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox/Mozilla will not live video stream MSNBC ONLY. Streams on all Chrome & Edge

I do not care about MSNBC, I just want to know why I cannot live stream on MSNBC in case I run in to other channels that may not work I would like to solve the issue or I… (read more)

I do not care about MSNBC, I just want to know why I cannot live stream on MSNBC in case I run in to other channels that may not work I would like to solve the issue or I guess I can just uninstall Firefox and call it a day if it is just the browser.

The audio does work, but the video is the start up or splash photo for MSNBC

Firefox will stream on NBC and I can stream MSNBC using Chrome and Edge.

I resent all of the setting in Firefox to default, and I turned off all of the extensions.

Asked by NORWOOD4511 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Unable to open web page, "application/octet-stream " error

I'm trying to open a web page, which worked perfectly until about a week ago. The address is: https://xdaforums.com/f/xiaomi-poco-x3-pro.12163/ I now get a popup window,… (read more)

I'm trying to open a web page, which worked perfectly until about a week ago. The address is: https://xdaforums.com/f/xiaomi-poco-x3-pro.12163/

I now get a popup window, which tells me that I'm trying to open a "application/octet-stream (377 bytes)" and gives me the option of "open with" or "save file".

I don't want to do either, just view the page as before.

Asked by zapzog 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

After upgrade, logins not populating "Saved logins..." in settings, and generally inaccessible

Hi! After recently following the upgrade path from FF v52 to the most recent FF version, I find that logins in logins.json did not carry over with the upgrade. Out of 555… (read more)

Hi! After recently following the upgrade path from FF v52 to the most recent FF version, I find that logins in logins.json did not carry over with the upgrade. Out of 555 logins, only 44 appear. (I suspect these may have been imported from Chrome, since FF also imported my Chrome bookmarks without acknowledgment.) I see that the old logins are still in logins.json, and logins.json appears to be valid JSON when opening with FF.

I tried ensuring that logins.json, key3.db, and key4.db had matching timestamps, but that didn't correct the problem. I tried replacing key3.db and logins.json with copies from a backup of the v52 profile (it has no key4.db--is key3.db no longer used?), but then zero logins appeared (why I think the ones that do appear may originate with Chrome). I tried exporting logins to CSV, but it only captured those 44. I can see the logins are in logins.json, but the passwords are hashed/obscured.

I have profile backups, but I don't find a way to import the logins. (If I had to make a wild guess, I'd say the upgrade might have ignored my key3.db that paired with my logins.json, and created a new key4.db full of Chrome logins instead.)

How might I recover my logins from either the in-use logins.json or from my profile backup?

Thank you!

Asked by FamousMoroccanServals 6 months ago

Answered by FamousMoroccanServals 6 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Linux - 121 update changed cursor

After updating to version 121, the cursor theme, while having it on the window, changes from the default one (Breeze) to Adwaita while also getting like 2x bigger. How do… (read more)

After updating to version 121, the cursor theme, while having it on the window, changes from the default one (Breeze) to Adwaita while also getting like 2x bigger. How do I change it back to default theme and size?

Asked by April22 6 months ago

Answered by April22 6 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Restoring previously closed Firefox session

I mistakenly closed my Firefox session with 200 tabs, and opened a new tab. Then when I tried to restore the session, it only opened the most recent session, the single t… (read more)

I mistakenly closed my Firefox session with 200 tabs, and opened a new tab. Then when I tried to restore the session, it only opened the most recent session, the single tab. I am not able to get back the 200 tabs. I tried various fixes which I saw on the internet, trying to use the sessions:restore backup folder, but whatever I tried did not bring back the session of the 200 tabs. Can anyone help?

Asked by malini.guha4 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

  • Solved

CAN NOT find the file path location of Firefox.exe application.

Hello, James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate i… (read more)

Hello,

James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

Asked by jbab52 5 months ago

Answered by Paul 5 months ago

  • Solved

Hostinger h-panel

Since about 13:00 GMT yesterday, Firefox could not load or display the Hostinger h-panel. It sometimes partially and sometimes completely displays all the page content. B… (read more)

Since about 13:00 GMT yesterday, Firefox could not load or display the Hostinger h-panel. It sometimes partially and sometimes completely displays all the page content. But all the controls are dead. Firefox seems to be very busy doing something. I told Hostinger and they spent some time looking into the problem. They got Firefox to load the h-panel but said that it was vastly slower than other browsers in doing so. With me, Firefox still stops doing anything once the content is loaded and ALL controls on the page are still dead. When closing Firefox in this state, there is considerable delay before the window actually closes.

I thought that perhaps Hostinger had done an update that called in some proprietary JavaScript extensions that Firefox couldn't handle. I get the impression that in trying to display the h-panel pages, Firefox is trying to acquire some content from an external site, as requested somewhere within the HTML/JavaScript source code.

Any ideas? robert_john.morton@yahoo.com

Asked by robert_john.morton 5 months ago

Answered by robert_john.morton 5 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

New Tab: no cursor in the address bar

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term. But th… (read more)

I frequently open new tabs by right-clicking the current tab and choosing "New Tab" from the context menu. Naturally, I want to start typing a URL or search term.

But the focus/cursor/caret is nowhere and typing does nothing. I have to click on the address bar, and then I can type.

I'm not using New Tab Override and I have Firefox's new tab set to a blank page.

I tried disabling all my add-ons, but I still had the problem.

I tried setting new tab to the Firefox home page and for a short while I got a cursor in the address bar. But the problem returned after a few hours

Any clues on what might be wrong? Firefox version 120.0.1 (64-bit) on MacOS Ventura 13.5.1. Thanks!

(A similar problem is described here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1420220 -- but in my case this is not a container tab.)

Asked by jeremy76 6 months ago

Answered by jeremy76 6 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Limit on number of bookmarks I can see.

Why on my new Windows 11 laptop I can only see 42 bookmarks and they are not alphabetized whereas on my Windows 10 desktop I stopped at 100 and I was only up to the G's a… (read more)

Why on my new Windows 11 laptop I can only see 42 bookmarks and they are not alphabetized whereas on my Windows 10 desktop I stopped at 100 and I was only up to the G's and they are alphabetized? Is there any way to fix this?

Asked by SueJohnson 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

  • Solved

certain website I use now goes blank after loading

for years I use cbs6wrgb in albany for news, as of recently when I go to this site it loads the page and then goes blank. No error message I can access this site on other… (read more)

for years I use cbs6wrgb in albany for news, as of recently when I go to this site it loads the page and then goes blank. No error message I can access this site on other browsers

Asked by Peter Nightingale 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Firefox Alway launches to "Success!" screen instead of homepage

No matter what I do FF always opens to the "Success!" screen and wants me to choose what tabs to restore. I have done troubleshooting mode, clean mode, refresh and comple… (read more)

No matter what I do FF always opens to the "Success!" screen and wants me to choose what tabs to restore. I have done troubleshooting mode, clean mode, refresh and complete uninstall and reinstall. Nothing works.

Asked by Mike Leeling 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

  • Solved
  • Archived

Random text and links in Hausa language on English language Mozilla support page

I am looking at a question I asked on Mozilla support page and random text passages and links are in Hausa language, rest of page is in English which is my chosen languag… (read more)

I am looking at a question I asked on Mozilla support page and random text passages and links are in Hausa language, rest of page is in English which is my chosen language.

It also occurs where I hover over my user name on the support page, it's a mix of English and Hausa

https://support.mozilla.org/ha/questions/1435580

See the attached screenshot.

How do I fix this?

Asked by chrisx21 6 months ago

Answered by chrisx21 6 months ago

  • Solved

Firefox will not open any web pages when I am running my VPN.

Firefox stopped working with my VPN on when I updated my OS to Sonoma, yesterday. I use PIA for my VPN. I have done the following, so far, restarting my system severa… (read more)

Firefox stopped working with my VPN on when I updated my OS to Sonoma, yesterday. I use PIA for my VPN.

I have done the following, so far, restarting my system several times between trying these things:

Checked that internet connection and modem are fine. All pages load in Safari, with VPN running, but I prefer Firefox.

Checked the Network settings for my Mac. Ensured that No Proxy was selected.

Cleared my Firefox cookies, cache and history.

Tried running in troubleshooting mode, turning off all extensions.

Tried turning off Advanced Tracking Protection, which I usually run on Custom.

Refreshed Firefox.

Finally, I turned off my VPN and, viola, all sites work. Turned it back on, and can’t navigate, again. For instance, I tried to open YouTube, and got a blank screen. Turned off VPN, and got to main YouTube page. Turned the VPN on and tried to log in…nope. Turned it off and logged in. Turned it back on and tried to open a video….nope. Turned it off and opened the video…etc., etc..

I very much wish to continue using both Firefox and my VPN. Can you suggest a course of action? Thank you for any advice you can give!!

Asked by Dianardo 5 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

  • Solved

Cookie 'Manage Exceptions' Not Working

1 I set the Manage Data tab to 'Allow' for sites I want cookies saved for. This sets the http and https addresses for the sites I enter. 2 I set the same sites in th… (read more)

  1. 1 I set the Manage Data tab to 'Allow' for sites I want cookies saved for. This sets the http and https addresses for the sites I enter.
  2. 2 I set the same sites in the 'Manage Exceptions' tab so that these sites do not have their cookies deleted.
  3. 3 Save Settings
  4. 4 Close and re-open Firefox. All cookies are deleted.

I suspect this is a bug?

Cheers.

Asked by vhewa 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

  • Solved

Firefox Extensions Not Showing On Toolbar

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me. I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.… (read more)

I see where other people have posed this question but the procedure offered is not available to me.

I am using Firefox (Flatpak) version 121.0 on an Ubuntu 22.04 laptop.

On installing a new extension I should either see the extension's icon on my toolbar or else have a clear means of adding it. I have neither.

Clicking on the jigsaw icon in the toolbar, I get migrated to the about:addons page. On clicking the Extensions tab, I get the screen listing all installed extensions. Each extension has a ... icon beside it. But when I click on this, there is no "Pin To Toolbar" option.

What is wrong here ?

Asked by tamjk 5 months ago

Answered by tamjk 5 months ago