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Firefox print to PDF now inserts huge numbers of blank pages in the pdf at random places

For years, I have used print to pdf in Firefox to generate pdf files of long web pages. It always worked. But lately, I noticed that huge numbers of blank pages are ins… (read more)

For years, I have used print to pdf in Firefox to generate pdf files of long web pages. It always worked. But lately, I noticed that huge numbers of blank pages are inserted in the pdf file, seemingly at random. I looked at the HTML source, and could not see anything that obviously triggers the blank pages. For example, a web page that ought to print to about 35 pages generates a file of more than 600 pages, with most of them blank.

I can use Microsoft Edge as an alternative, but pdf files from that browser strip out all the color, and are nevertheless super huge, about ten times larger than the ones from Firefox. E.g. the file mentioned above, about 35 pages, would be about 1.3 MB from firefox, and 12 MB from Edge. So getting the file from Firefox would be nice.

Is there a reason why print to pdf is behaving in this strange way, and anything I can do about it?

Asked by argnotagain 3 weeks ago

Last reply by markwarner22 2 weeks ago

How do I change the default app Firefox uses to open downloaded files?

Currently, when I try and open downloaded .txt files and .log files (that is, when I click on them directly from the download pop-up that appears at the top-right of the … (read more)

Currently, when I try and open downloaded .txt files and .log files (that is, when I click on them directly from the download pop-up that appears at the top-right of the browser), Firefox inexplicably opens Aegisub on my machine as the app to use. This is in contrast to when I open it directly from within my file browser, where it opens the Kate text editor, as suggested by the default app option in the permissions of the filetype.

How do I change the apps Firefox uses to open downloaded files? I've tried going into my settings and looking at applications, but .txt and .log don't appear, so I'm not quite sure what to do.

I'm on Kubuntu 22.04.3 LTS, using the Firefox deb package.

Asked by domojestic 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

firefox PDF editor losing changes

Firefox seems to forget edits made to text boxes. I was reading a large pdf and adding notes to previously made text boxes. I thought I must be going crazy as I saw there… (read more)

Firefox seems to forget edits made to text boxes. I was reading a large pdf and adding notes to previously made text boxes. I thought I must be going crazy as I saw there was no notes I thought I had already made multiple times so I tested it. I edited a text box, scrolled a bit and continued browsing on another monitor. Checked in a minute and boom edit gone. If anyone has a solution I'd appreciate it as I have been using Firefox PDF editor for a bit and quite liked it until now.

Asked by rqcniqsobvdsrxhjet 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

why do my add-ons keep getting disabled?

why do my add-ons keep getting disabled? ff keeps disabling add-ons that i have used for years and even keep a v. 5 to use the older add-ons and use the latest ff develo… (read more)

why do my add-ons keep getting disabled?

ff keeps disabling add-ons that i have used for years and even keep a v. 5 to use the older add-ons and use the latest ff developer to use w/ more modern websites. ff even disables add-ons that worked perfectly well in ff developer and does not even give me the opportunity to re-enable them like i could before.

is there any way to force my old version to let ME decide what i want disabled/enabled?

Asked by digirl 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Crashes without reason (Linux)

System OS: Debian (codename: bookworm) Problem description: I had installed a fresh version of Firefox and it's keeping to crash the pages (Error: The page has crashed) … (read more)

System OS: Debian (codename: bookworm) Problem description:

I had installed a fresh version of Firefox and it's keeping to crash the pages (Error: The page has crashed) without any reason. Any troubleshoot methods (including clearing the cache, cookies, history and even restarted the network and pc.... only to fail and keep having same issue.

I had checked if there is no problem with the opened website in another web browser and in it the page was working correctly.


The issue persist from several versions of Firefox

Asked by Mcgiwer 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

Pinned Pages

Hello, I had a crap ton of pinned pages for a long time. I restarted my computer and now they're gone. I've restarted my computer before with no issues. Pinned pages are… (read more)

Hello,

I had a crap ton of pinned pages for a long time. I restarted my computer and now they're gone. I've restarted my computer before with no issues. Pinned pages are supposed to stay no matter if you turn off or restart. How can I go about getting them back?

Thanks,


Michelle Sinclair

Asked by michelle-sinclair76 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

When Opening PDF, I See Two Different Firefox Developer Applications Are Displayed (one with logo & other without)

I have had this problem for a while. I am not sure what to do so that I can fix this. Whenever I open a pdf or any application that can be opened in the browsers shows me… (read more)

I have had this problem for a while. I am not sure what to do so that I can fix this. Whenever I open a pdf or any application that can be opened in the browsers shows me two options for firefox browser. I attached a picture that will make it obvious what the problem is.

Asked by Mishri 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

How to enable closing tabs in order of appearance to avoid jumping around

Today when I close many tabs using control w firefox seems to randomly jump around when choosing which next tab to close I wish to have firefox always close the adjac… (read more)

Today when I close many tabs using control w firefox seems to randomly jump around when choosing which next tab to close

I wish to have firefox always close the adjacent tab to the tab I just closed

This should be the default behavior ... I do not see any setting for this ... is there an addon to do this ?

I am using the latest firefox on ubuntu

      • UPDATE*** below answer for setting `browser.tabs.selectOwnerOnClose` has no impact on this

Asked by EventHorizon 4 months ago

Last reply by James 4 months ago

Unable to Log in Google Accounts

Error Message: "Could'nt Sign You In: This Browser or APP May not be Sscure 1. Happened to Both Build 124 and 125 2. Virus Clean 3. Haved tried cleaning the cache and co… (read more)

Error Message: "Could'nt Sign You In: This Browser or APP May not be Sscure 1. Happened to Both Build 124 and 125 2. Virus Clean 3. Haved tried cleaning the cache and cookies

Asked by Samson Z 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Updates

My Browser keeps on telling me there is an update... I've updated, reinstalled the latest version and it still keeps giving a pop-up saying there is an update... How do… (read more)

My Browser keeps on telling me there is an update... I've updated, reinstalled the latest version and it still keeps giving a pop-up saying there is an update...

How do I get rid of these pop-ups???

Asked by Jarro H 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

Firefox stop from 2 days ago read Google Recaptcha, from nothing.., Dev version to.. I have the last 126.0b8 and both not working, I try disable Tracking Protection and still...

Firefox stop from 2 days ago read Google Recaptcha, from nothing.., Dev version to.. I have the last 126.0b8 and both not working, I try disable Tracking Protection and s… (read more)

Firefox stop from 2 days ago read Google Recaptcha, from nothing.., Dev version to.. I have the last 126.0b8 and both not working, I try disable Tracking Protection and still, clean everything... spinning forever...

I try my Firefox at mobile, that works. I need Firefox working on this. Cant use Chrome...

Help!

Asked by Arquivos Pessoais 2 weeks ago

Last reply by James 2 weeks ago

Can't find downloaded file after closing the private window

Hey folks, I use the firefox developer edition and I downloaded a zip file in it's private and when the download was complete I closed the window and open the download fo… (read more)

Hey folks, I use the firefox developer edition and I downloaded a zip file in it's private and when the download was complete I closed the window and open the download folder but the file was not there I haven't change the downloads folder location

Asked by Aditya 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Assistance with Tab Activation Order

Hello! Can you help me sort out a little problem? I am reaching out to seek assistance with a specific issue I am encountering in the Firefox browser. In my previous bro… (read more)

Hello! Can you help me sort out a little problem? I am reaching out to seek assistance with a specific issue I am encountering in the Firefox browser.

In my previous browser, when opening new tabs, they were considered active even if I did not immediately switch to them. This behavior allowed me to open multiple tabs, for example, by using the mouse wheel to open several videos from the main YouTube page. Subsequently, when closing the main page, the videos would be available in the order they were opened, facilitating a seamless viewing experience.

Upon transitioning to Firefox, I have attempted to configure the browser to replicate this behavior using the Sidebery extension. However, even with the extension, new tabs are not recognized as active unless I explicitly switch to them, making it challenging to maintain the desired tab activation order.

I have explored various settings and experimented with the Sidebery extension but have not been successful in achieving the desired result. In contrast, the Yandex browser, with the "Switch to the previous active tab when closing a tab" option enabled, behaves in the manner I am accustomed to.

Could you please provide guidance on how I can configure Firefox to consider new tabs active immediately upon opening, regardless of whether I switch to them immediately?

I added pictures to make it clearer what I'm talking about.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Asked by Vilian 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

400.000 bookmarks slowing now ffx and bm-manger down

Hi.... I've been using the same firefox (installed every update) for over 10 years now and a lot of bookmarks have been accumulated. They are from different sources for … (read more)

Hi....

I've been using the same firefox (installed every update) for over 10 years now and a lot of bookmarks have been accumulated. They are from different sources for different reasons/subjects/interests etc... I think when I reached ~430.000 or something like that it really slowed firefox down in a way that even clicking on a folder in the "bookmark symbol bar" (the one underneath the URL address fiel) takes 2-3 sec to open up and show the containing bookmarks. In the bm-manager going from one folder to another also takes a few seconds. I've now deleted about 40.000 but no change it's still lagging. and deleting 1000 takes about 1h.

I've looked but so far I couldn't find another tool or a better way to manage all these URLs WITH their title.

I still want to keep them, but managing them has become so slow and tedious. So if you have any suggestions especially for other tools to manage them....

I also think the possibility to export only a part of them (selected ones, or specific folders) would be helpful; maybe also a tool to clean up the database? (like defrag did for harddrives?). or split it to differnt files? I don't know.

I know 400.000 bookmarks are extreme... but well....

Asked by LeSeigneur 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox Taskbr

All, I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219 I knew … (read more)

All,

I asked about pinning files (html) or sites to the Firefox taskbar and got this entry form you system:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1347219

I knew that answer was total BS as I already had 3 items in the Firefox taskbar So I did a quick test and all that is needed is to drop a file into the Firefox taskbar is to drag & drop it there.

I tried 1.) A file short cut from the desktop, 2.) A site from another FF open tab, 3.) a file from W: File manager, L: Dolphin and all were successful.

So I'm guessing this is such an old post, saying "not" possible, so should be deleted!

Cheers!

TBNK

Asked by tbotnik 2 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 weeks ago