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Browser makes strange "sw.js" requests to servers, no plugin to blame

I'm developing a website and noticed while testing that firefox sends requests to "/sw.js" on my local webserver. When starting with a fresh profile folder, this does not… (read more)

I'm developing a website and noticed while testing that firefox sends requests to "/sw.js" on my local webserver. When starting with a fresh profile folder, this does not happen (and also not with other browsers). So, I thought, this might be one of my extensions, but in Troubleshooting mode, the browser still sends these requests, everytime a site is refreshed. It does not affect performance or anything, I am just afraid that I was somehow hacked as I did not make many settings in firefox. Do you know, how I could further diagnose the problem?

Asked by Dro 3 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

Firefox suddenly goes slow, then speeds back up

So I'll be typing like normal (I type 100 WPM), and all of a sudden, I'll type a sentence, but each individual letter starts taking about 3 seconds to show up on the scre… (read more)

So I'll be typing like normal (I type 100 WPM), and all of a sudden, I'll type a sentence, but each individual letter starts taking about 3 seconds to show up on the screen. I have to sit and wait a super long time for everything I typed to finally show up. Other times, I move my mouse over something I should be able to click on, and have to wait a long time for the arrow to turn into a hand, letting me click on it. These periods of slowness will last a few minutes, then disappear.

What's really interesting is that when the slowness starts, I can type just fine up in the URL bar. I might type my entire message there, then copy paste it down to where ever I was wanting to post it. However, when I do that, if I have another tab open and that tab is playing music, the music will start to break up and lag as I type. Again, after a while, the slowness disappears and we're back to normal.

Can anyone tell me what's going on?

Asked by Trenton Knight 4 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

Disabling Hotkeys on Mac (Browser)

Hi there, I need to be able to use Command-I (for italics) or Command-B (for bold) when using Firefox to write emails and enter information on other websites WITHOUT Fir… (read more)

Hi there,

I need to be able to use Command-I (for italics) or Command-B (for bold) when using Firefox to write emails and enter information on other websites WITHOUT Firefox opening Page Information or Bookmarks.

This is basic browser functionality! People use browsers to write emails and other online documents, and the hotkey combo for things like Bold and Italics on Macs are Cmd-B and Cmd-I. All such websites I use recognize that as a standard, but Firefox insists on using those same commands for browser features I almost never use and certainly don't need hotkeys for.

All the information I'm finding online on how to fix this is deeply unhelpful and far more complicated than I can handle. Can you please tell me if there is a simple way to stop Firefox from pulling up Page Information and Bookmarks as a result of keyboard commands, or at least for me to change what those commands are so that they don't conflict with industry standard commands for text formatting on the vast majority of websites?

-Nic

Asked by Nicolas Carrier 4 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 weeks ago

firefox private mode language error

I use firefox on fedora 38 and after update firefox about a month ago . i got this error when use private mode ,for thai languge it just error but in normal mode it ok . … (read more)

I use firefox on fedora 38 and after update firefox about a month ago . i got this error when use private mode ,for thai languge it just error but in normal mode it ok .

Asked by SD SD 4 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

Unintended scroll to top of page

browsing website (reddit or amazon for example), the window scrolls to the top every time I move the mouse. doesn't happen all the time though, and only in Firefox. I've … (read more)

browsing website (reddit or amazon for example), the window scrolls to the top every time I move the mouse. doesn't happen all the time though, and only in Firefox. I've serached the internet and can't find anything related. Please help

Asked by myblackfrog 4 weeks ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

Download file failed

Issue description: Similar as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1294366 But I'm not using USB wireless receiver, I'm using wired network adapter for connection … (read more)

Issue description: Similar as https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1294366 But I'm not using USB wireless receiver, I'm using wired network adapter for connection

I've been using the Firefox browser, and recently when downloading files with Firefox, sometimes it prompts: .part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. # see image #1 I'm trying to download file to disk D. But the fail tips is download .part file to disk C. Maybe firefox is using some file cache policy which I don't know. I also checked both two location, my account have read/write access.

I can try to resume the download, and the download progress will increase, but about half a second later it will fail again. If the file is small and my internet speed is fast enough, after several attempts the file will eventually download successfully. # see image #2 I have tried using "private window" or enter "about:profiles" to create/use a new and clean profile, but the issue still persists. # see image #3 I tried using other download tools like "Internet Download Manager", and the download was successful. It's ok for use chrome to download the same file to same disk location. The problem recently emerged, it didn't exist before. At least a month ago, the same computer didn't have this issue. I'm not using parental controls.

Enivronment: OS: Windows 10 professional 22H2 Firefox version: "124.0.2 (64 位)", auto update is enabled, it should be the newest version. security software: windows defender

Asked by 1142003595 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

On Mac, when I go into Full Screen mode, I still see the tab bar, address bar, and bookmarks toolbar

I've tried going into Full Screen mode three different ways: Clicking the green MacOS button in the upper left of the window In the Firefox menu in the upper right,… (read more)

I've tried going into Full Screen mode three different ways:

  • Clicking the green MacOS button in the upper left of the window
  • In the Firefox menu in the upper right, to the right of the Zoom choice I click the full screen icon
  • Pressing Command+Shift+F

But whatever way I do it, I still see the tab bar, address bar, and bookmarks toolbar rather than a true full screen. Not sure what I'm doing wrong.

Asked by rick707 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 weeks ago

how to flash tasmota using forefox browser

https://tasmota.github.io/install/ This is an example of what i am tryingto achieve bit no matter on which site i am , i do not get to choose from ports and my devices an… (read more)

https://tasmota.github.io/install/ This is an example of what i am tryingto achieve bit no matter on which site i am , i do not get to choose from ports and my devices and always faults out saying similar messages that the browser does not support web serial in one way or the other for any site doing similar task. error message is as shown in the image shared basically complains of browser not supporting web serial.

Asked by K2 4 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 weeks ago

PopUp messages

I use Outlook.live.com Hotmail and recently a PopUp Message appears asking me to: Add outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links. Microsoft Customer Service s… (read more)

I use Outlook.live.com Hotmail and recently a PopUp Message appears asking me to:

Add outlook.live.com as an application for mailto links.
Microsoft Customer Service said it was not something they initiated and likely a Firefox issue.
It does not seem safe to click on a random link like this without any explanation. Each time I log in, the same message appears.
Could someone please explain what this is for and how I can stop it from popping up each time I log into Hotmail?

Asked by samred64 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Tab Settings

I am on a brand-new machine and having trouble setting up the Firefox browser. When I click on a link it opens in a new window with all the tabs ready opened. How do I… (read more)

I am on a brand-new machine and having trouble setting up the Firefox browser.

When I click on a link it opens in a new window with all the tabs ready opened.

How do I open a tab without opening a new window?

Also, how do I set Yahoo.com as my default search engine?

Thank you for sharing your wisdom

Asked by RocketNut 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

adblocker

I frequently attempt to open news articles or other pages requiring form fill-in but instead get a page that advises me to disable an adblocker. I have no idea what Firef… (read more)

I frequently attempt to open news articles or other pages requiring form fill-in but instead get a page that advises me to disable an adblocker. I have no idea what Firefox (yes, up-to-date) uses or how I could set it to allow pop-ups for a particular site. Help!

Asked by dennis_crowe 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

error messagfe

when I entered this string - chrome://pippki/content/exceptionDialog.xul - I got a 'file not found' message. Is there another way to access that? I am trying to get to … (read more)

when I entered this string - chrome://pippki/content/exceptionDialog.xul - I got a 'file not found' message. Is there another way to access that? I am trying to get to https//mlb.tickets.com and get this message: The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

Asked by milomorai01 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Firefox Browser

Today I completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Since doing this, the taskbar icon is not the same as it has always been. It used to be that if I pinned Firefox… (read more)

Today I completely uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Since doing this, the taskbar icon is not the same as it has always been.

It used to be that if I pinned Firefox to the taskbar, I would click on it and the default Firefox window would open. When the mouse was right-clicked, the icon showed there was a choice of the default Firefox window and an option for a privacy window I could choose. I did that frequently.

Now if I pin Firefox to the taskbar there is no privacy window option. If I pin the private browser to the taskbar, this becomes the default window with options for the non-private default browser available with a right mouse click.

I would like to know how to pin the default Firefox window to the taskbar and have the private window option show up when that icon is clicked please.

Thanks for any help provided with this issue.

Asked by lightshowe 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

when can we have firefox with the translator switches OFF?

hi, When can we have firefox with translation set OFF by default? I mean, it's pretty unfair that intelligent people have to keep turning off the dumb translator... al… (read more)

hi,

When can we have firefox with translation set OFF by default?

I mean, it's pretty unfair that intelligent people have to keep turning off the dumb translator... all the time... We need a setting, openly available, in the Edit/Settings menu, where it belongs, an option to switch it off. In fact, when it first asks if we want a page translated, we need an option: never ask this again...

All we can see is "go under the hood of firefox, config:option, go into the about:config section where 10 of 10 million people will ever get... and there find your way to disable this horrible translator". When can we expect an option in the pop-up: "never ask me this question again"?

The translator in this offensive form has been around since 2023... I seems high time we didn't have to bother with this anymore...

Peter

- - - Thank you for developing firefox and keeping it intelligent - - -

Asked by jepe69 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

I am getting the following error message: "we could not verify the certificate: reason = wrongHost"

I am receiving this error message when I try to log into my router. My router has a certificate from Let's Encrypt. What settings do I have wrong? Regards. … (read more)

I am receiving this error message when I try to log into my router. My router has a certificate from Let's Encrypt.

What settings do I have wrong?

Regards.

Asked by Peter Slinn 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago