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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox needs a memory limit

Firefox needs a limit on memory usage. I was developing a tiny web page on Linux (PopOS) and accidentally created an endless loop in Javascript that ate memory (by growi… (read more)

Firefox needs a limit on memory usage. I was developing a tiny web page on Linux (PopOS) and accidentally created an endless loop in Javascript that ate memory (by growing an array). My entire OS became inoperable and had to be hard-rebooted. I was surprised this could happen due to Javascript (a sandboxed browser language), running in a web page (a sandboxed app) running in a Firefox browser that is supposed to protect users from the world wild web. One errant line of legal Javascript in HTML should not equate to a denial-of-service attack.

A sensible approach would be similar to the nice warning given when a script takes too much CPU, offering the user the choice to continue or stop the script when a tab exceeds some reasonable size: a fixed MB size, or say 10% of real RAM memory.

Ideally there should also be some hard limit calculated by Firefox according to the machine's available memory and Firefox's reasonable percentage of it. For example, maybe limit Firefox (all tabs combined) to 50% or maybe 75% of real memory, so that the O/S has a reasonable chance to remain operational so that a bad tab can be closed. Otherwise, Firefox could cause the O/S to lock up, resulting in data loss if there are tabs or other apps outside of Firefox that have unsaved changes.

Thanks for your consideration!

Asked by firefox1574 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Cyrillic is transcripted to Latin alphabet

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language sett… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language settings, but nothing worked. My standard language is German. How can I make Firefox show the pages in Cyrillic alphabet? Thank you for your help.

Asked by mistervertigo 1 day ago

Answered by mistervertigo 1 day ago

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Firefox update on 16.04 LTS

My current FF version is 88.0 [64 bit]. Websites are flagging FF 88.0 as outdated. There is a 88.01 version shown as available. Latest available FF version is 93.0 Firefo… (read more)

My current FF version is 88.0 [64 bit]. Websites are flagging FF 88.0 as outdated. There is a 88.01 version shown as available. Latest available FF version is 93.0

Firefox Releases

Updating using the Help > About function does not show any available updates. Can someone please explain what is going on? Thanks.

Asked by jehurd 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Audio cut-off

Hi! so I installed Kubuntu 20.10 after using it 'directly from the cd' for some time. since, all data would be lost every time i restart, i would keep a copy of a '.mozil… (read more)

Hi! so I installed Kubuntu 20.10 after using it 'directly from the cd' for some time. since, all data would be lost every time i restart, i would keep a copy of a '.mozilla' file i would find in the system. Everytime i start the OS, i would first create a folder and copy paste it, so firefox would start right where i left it off. this worked, until i decided to make Kubuntu permanent. at first things were going good, but after sometime, my OS would stop recognizing my headphones and audio port completely. at first i blamed it on my OS and went about doing somethings here and there to adjust by. but looking back, i had installed some DRM to play some video on the net. so in a desperate fix, i replaced the current .mozilla file with a backup i had. the thing worked like a charm and my audio was fixed and everything was going ok, except for the occasional fixes so that my OS would channel the audio to the right output. that is, until the problem rise again! this time, i hadn't installed anything like i did previously, so i replaced the .mozilla file again and it worked! but i can't keep doing this and i had also faced the same problem in my windows, resulting my change in OS in the first place (I think its the same issue, because whatever i did didn't fix it and windows is more sophisticated that i wouldn't know). I don't know if this much info is too much or too less or that if i should post this here or in any other forums, but i would really appreciate it if i got a solution! Thankyou!

Asked by Vulpa 1 week ago

Answered by Vulpa 2 days ago

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FACEBOOK - Typing a comment causes the screen to scroll on its own.

Starting as of today (Oct 13), the FACEBOOK screen suddenly moves when I am typing a comment. Whenever I hit SHIFT+alpha_letter at the beginning of a line OR simply hit t… (read more)

Starting as of today (Oct 13), the FACEBOOK screen suddenly moves when I am typing a comment. Whenever I hit SHIFT+alpha_letter at the beginning of a line OR simply hit the backspace key, the screen suddenly shifts about a page up, closer to top. This shifts the entry area where I'm typing down and off the screen. Just hitting the backspace to correct a typo causes the screen to scroll on its own. I have to scroll back down to the entry box and if I make another typo, it happens again. It is maddening!

I've restarted in troubleshoot mode and the same thing happens, so it is not an add-on. This is happening on both my Firefox Linux systems AND on a Windows 10 machine, so I don't think it is specifically OS related either. The screen however does stay put, like it is supposed to, using Chrome or Opera.

Is this a Firefox problem or is FACEBOOK messing with Firefox?

Asked by nosoy1 4 days ago

Answered by nosoy1 3 days ago

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Why was firefox 88.0 not updated automatically?

Dear Supporter, I got a notification from a website that FireFox is not up to date. On closer examination, this is indeed the case. Updates were supposed to be done au… (read more)

Dear Supporter,

I got a notification from a website that FireFox is not up to date. On closer examination, this is indeed the case. Updates were supposed to be done automatically.

I changed Ubuntu's update server to main server; this had no effect.

In settings preferences under updates I see: FireFox Updates Keep FireFox up to date for the best performance, stability and security. Version 88.0 (64bit) Whats new Mozilla FireFox for Ubuntu canonical – 1.0

There is no option to check or disable for automatic updates. As far as I can remember, update to this version was automatically.

In settings help under About Firefox nothing appears about updates.

Extensions: DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials

OS is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS notification: system-up-to-date I assume that should be allright?…

Thunderbird is 68.10.0 That seems ok...

Thank you very much

Asked by hadique 4 days ago

Answered by hadique 4 days ago

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Firefix 93 No "Send Tab" Option, Unable to See Synced Tabs

I've just set up Firefox Sync, but it is only working one way. I can see my computer's tabs from my phone but I cannot see my phone's tabs from the computer - if I use th… (read more)

I've just set up Firefox Sync, but it is only working one way. I can see my computer's tabs from my phone but I cannot see my phone's tabs from the computer - if I use the quick access "Show tabs from other devices" it just spins a loading wheel with "Syncing".

Also, the "Send Tab" option when you right click a tab does not appear at all. Sending a tab from the phone to computer does not result in anything appearing on my computer.

Everything is set to sync on both devices, and I have tried to sync it manually. Both versions are up to date.

Asked by jas57 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox 91 Linux - WebGL stopped working

WebGL has stopped working. I think this has happened with Firefox 91. For example, http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html gives the error Status: WebGL creation f… (read more)

WebGL has stopped working. I think this has happened with Firefox 91.

For example, http://webglsamples.org/aquarium/aquarium.html gives the error Status: WebGL creation failed: * tryNativeGL () * Exhausted GL driver options. (FEATURE_FAILURE_WEBGL_EXHAUSTED_DRIVERS)

I'm running Firefox on Debian on ChromeOS.

On about:support, WebGL 1 Driver Renderer: Red Hat -- virgl WebGL 2 Driver Rendered: Red Hat -- virgl

There are no WebGL errors in about:support

I've tried the Troubleshoot Mode but that made no difference.

Asked by Rob 2 months ago

Answered by Rob 3 weeks ago

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Line Spaces Between Bookmarks In Folders

Hello all there, after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be… (read more)

Hello all there,

after the latest update to FF 92.0 the bookmarks which are organized in folders enlarged its line space between. Unfortunately very less bookmarks can be seen at once. How can I set the spaces between those bookmarks?

Asked by chris_someone 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox 93 - cyan border of urlbar when focused

FF 93 arrived last night and now my setting (from userChrome.css) that removes the cyan color of the urlbar doesn't work anymore: urlbar[focused="false"]:not([suppress-f… (read more)

FF 93 arrived last night and now my setting (from userChrome.css) that removes the cyan color of the urlbar doesn't work anymore:

  1. urlbar[focused="false"]:not([suppress-focus-border]) > #urlbar-background {
 border: none !important;

}

I tried a few different things but they were for older versions of FF and naturally they didn't work. I even added a line "border-color: none !important;" but that didn't work either.

So, any suggestions for version 93 of how to remove the cyan border (again) when I click on the urlbar?

Asked by rado84 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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FF closesupon minimizing

My problem,using Mint20.2-MATE, with FireFox92, is that FF92 shuts down whenever I minimize FF-i.e., totally down-does NOT appear in taskbar. I know I had the same proble… (read more)

My problem,using Mint20.2-MATE, with FireFox92, is that FF92 shuts down whenever I minimize FF-i.e., totally down-does NOT appear in taskbar. I know I had the same problem years ago, and it was a simple fix. However, going through the "Help" sections in FF this time was no help. thank you for any suggestions.

Asked by tosim91 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Firefox 78 (Debian Stable) cannot access certain websites other browsers can

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found … (read more)

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found here, with no result. Of course, I tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, renaming .mozilla folder to create a new settings folder, deleting .cache/mozilla etc. I use no proxy, and I can visit all those certain websites form other browsers of this installation. And I'm looking for a solution for more than 2 weeks now. Any help is welcome!

Asked by johnservetas 1 week ago

Answered by johnservetas 1 week ago

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google search engine & DMR

whenever i log into a official site such as Georgia DOT or Dish Network as i did recently, it is telling me that the Google (that is used as a search engine) is out of da… (read more)

whenever i log into a official site such as Georgia DOT or Dish Network as i did recently, it is telling me that the Google (that is used as a search engine) is out of date and must be updated. as well, if i try to go to Netflix it tells me the DMR is out of date. computer set for auto update so i don't understand why. please help.. thank you.

Asked by g's phone 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Video Not Playing Until Firefox Is Restarted Once

Okay, PopOS 21.04, Firefox 92.0 x64, my packages are up to date, my graphics card (Nvidia 1080) drivers are up to date (nvidia-driver-470 (proprietary)), kernal 5.13.0-76… (read more)

Okay, PopOS 21.04, Firefox 92.0 x64, my packages are up to date, my graphics card (Nvidia 1080) drivers are up to date (nvidia-driver-470 (proprietary)), kernal 5.13.0-7614-generic.

I run a variety of addons, but the only ones that should even be touching YouTube in any way would be Noscript, Ublock Origin, YouTube HD, HTTPS Everywhere. In the past with my current configuration none of these have given me any issues with playback.

I don't have any idea why, this is a problem I experienced a long time ago and now newly the other day for seemingly no good reason, videos on YouTube but also the web in general will not play until I open Firefox, close the browser, open it again, and then try and do whatever it was I'm trying to do. While not a fatal issue, this is one that is extremely annoying and I really don't feel like putting up with it.

Anyone have any advice or information?

Asked by silenz.xe 2 weeks ago

Answered by silenz.xe 2 weeks ago

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online email spell check

I use an online mail account. Recently when I write an email Firefox flags every word as misspelled. Firefox seems to be using a French dictionary thought I set English a… (read more)

I use an online mail account. Recently when I write an email Firefox flags every word as misspelled. Firefox seems to be using a French dictionary thought I set English and Japanese as languages for Firefox to use. How can I correct this?

Asked by Joe blow from the windy city 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox reports a secure connection without existing certificate

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the… (read more)

When i click on the lock icon in the address bar, nothing happens (I would expect to see the encryption and certificate, but no widget opens). When I right-click into the page and select "View Page Info", "Security", "View Certificate", no certificate exists. Only generic info is shown (Servers+Authorities). Also an error is reported in the system log, confirming that no certificate exists: JavaScript error: chrome://browser/content/browser-siteIdentity.js, line 642: TypeError: issuerCert is undefined

Questions:

  • Why does Firefox show the lock icon while no certificate exists?
  • How does Firefox establish a secure connection without having a certificate? (From my understanding a certificate is needed for TLS to work.)

Version used: Firefox 78.12.0esr ('Mozilla/5.0 (X11; FreeBSD amd64; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0'), no add-ons or plugins.

Asked by pmc1 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Manage Exceptions button for cookies exceptions is not working

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would… (read more)

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would normally appear to set exceptions does not pop up. Moreover it looks like when I click on the button the user interface on that tab freezes for a period. My FF profile is customised. I know if I start with a blank profile the issue goes away. I have another that works fine. However I would rather try to fix this issue in my current profile. I poked around in about:config but so far have had no success.

Any ideas? I searched google but could not find anything. Also checked mozilla bugzilla a while back without success. I am using FF 92 on Arch Linux.

Asked by piscium 3 weeks ago

Answered by piscium 2 weeks ago

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bookmark creation is broken

My bookmark creation is broken. I'm using Ubuntu, also cleared the cache, uninstalled/reinstalled. My existing bookmarks are still there. "Bookmark This Page" in the sear… (read more)

My bookmark creation is broken. I'm using Ubuntu, also cleared the cache, uninstalled/reinstalled. My existing bookmarks are still there. "Bookmark This Page" in the search bar does not work. Troubleshoot had the same broken bookmark prob.

The Home page row of shortcuts are all blank.

Another weird thing is FF doesn't show up in my apps. I just added another FF, which had the same problem and deleted it.

Asked by ouaisaussi 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago