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Can't close tabs in Firefox browser on Chromebook

Installed Firefox on chromebook. Opens fine. But can't close tabs using X at top except main one which then askes to close all tabs. Just keep creating new tabs for eac… (read more)

Installed Firefox on chromebook.

Opens fine. But can't close tabs using X at top except main one which then askes to close all tabs.

Just keep creating new tabs for each link clicked.

Asked by lukaswillcocks 3 months ago

MainThread process in Linux: is it just a new name for firefox?

In the last few days, a process called MainThread, using a lot of CPU time, has started appearing in my Ubuntu system monitor "top". I was worried that it was malware, a… (read more)

In the last few days, a process called MainThread, using a lot of CPU time, has started appearing in my Ubuntu system monitor "top". I was worried that it was malware, and checked to see if it might be part of software I had recently installed. After checking with the software providers I had most recently dealt with, I didn't find any that said the MainThread process belonged to them. Then I noticed that the "firefox" process had disappeared from the system monitor. I suspect that MainThread is the new name for firefox, but I would like some confirmation of that theory. If that is the case, why change the name of the process from something recognizable to something unrecognizable? Thanks for any help you can give!

Asked by nhpeacenik1 2 months ago

How do I use "window.open" to open a new window with a menubar?

menubar no longer shows in a new window opened with window.open? I am running Firefox Ver. 79.0 (64-bit); Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0; on Ubuntu Bionic 18.… (read more)

menubar no longer shows in a new window opened with window.open? I am running Firefox Ver. 79.0 (64-bit); Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0; on Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 I use the following javascript code in <head> to open a new window: <script> </script> The body is as follows: <body bgcolor="#F2E8DE" onLoad="nameThisWindow()">

Click <a href="javascript:openHomePage()">Open Homepage</a> to open Homepage.htm in a new Window. </body> This code will not display the menubar in the new window (HomePage). The new window opens, resizes, relocates, has scrollbars, has address bar and has the [Open menu] option to the right of the address bar. The way it should except for the menubar on my desktop computer. If I right click on [Open Menu] in the new window it shows a check mark before Menu Bar. If I uncheck it, it closes the menubar in the window that opened it (HomePageCaller). If I click on Customize in HomePage, it opens the customize window in a new Tab in HomePageCaller. If I open a link in HomePage with "Open Link in New Tab" it opens the link in HomePageCaller. If I open a link in HomePage with "Open Link in New Window" it opens the new window with a menubar like it should. I have opened about:config to change all nine of the "dom.disable_window_open" options to "false" and restarted the computer. This did not change anything? I have removed all content from the<head> except the <title> in the new window page. I have removed all content from the <body> except a line that says it is the new window. All to no avail. Thank you for any help someone can provide, Rob

Asked by Rob 2 months ago

all my passwords got erased

I opened up my computer this morning just to find that all my passwords where erased. i was logged out of my account so i logged back into my normal one and i found that … (read more)

I opened up my computer this morning just to find that all my passwords where erased. i was logged out of my account so i logged back into my normal one and i found that all my bookmarks, addons and history was all there. the only thing that wasnt where my passwords. im running kubuntu 18.04 and have updated my pc and restarted it and none of my passwords showed up. is there any way i can recover them or will i have to add them all back manually.

Asked by alpha9292 2 months ago

Stereo balance is way off.

Ok. So Im on Arch Linux. Tried downgrading 78, works correctly. I have firefox dev edition ver 80 and the left channel is about 64x quiter than right. Does any one have s… (read more)

Ok. So Im on Arch Linux. Tried downgrading 78, works correctly. I have firefox dev edition ver 80 and the left channel is about 64x quiter than right. Does any one have similar problem or knows how to fix it? Firefox problem - confirmed (ALSA, pulse with or without jack aren't the problem there) It's not a preference, setting, addon - confirmed. (started browser with brand new browser profile) Isn't update problem - disconfirmed (It did break after update. Downgrading and faking profile(browser version) worked fine.)

any help, or even a way to find what and where it is caused would be helpful. I did look into a shit ton of setting and debug menus, to find that everything is in norm.

(pls ignore these extensions, i will do cleanup soon and they aren't a problem here anyways)

Asked by archbert 2 months ago

"Open containing folder" opens at the file level itself, not the containing folder [Arch Linux, Firefox 79]

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file. Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the rig… (read more)

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file.

Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the right of the download file. the default file manager opens up then at the level just above the file downloaded. But, a few months ago, this stopped working: Clicking on "open containing folder" launches the file manager but directly at the level of the file: And this makes the file manager launches the file by the way with the default program.

Settings: Arch Linux, Firefox 79

Asked by gustavklopp 2 months ago

Cannot set my startup page in Firefox 79.0 for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

I tried setting webpage through the method I knew, i.e Go to Menu->Preferences->Home and set the Homepage and new windows settings to the URL you want. But the bug… (read more)

I tried setting webpage through the method I knew, i.e Go to Menu->Preferences->Home and set the Homepage and new windows settings to the URL you want.

But the bug is that, when I close Firefox and then open it fresh, it starts a blank page and does not load my required homepage. I have to click the home button.

When I already have Ff window open and I start a new window then it loads up my home page but, that redundant, since I could have opened the page I want in the first place.

Is there a solution to this?

Please help. Thank You.

Asked by rishabhhpatadia 2 months ago

Aggiornamento della casche

salve, Sono uno sviluppatore web. Ho notato che dopo gli ultimi aggiornamenti Firefox si è allineato alla linea di Chrome e Opera, creando un problema non da poco. Il pro… (read more)

salve, Sono uno sviluppatore web. Ho notato che dopo gli ultimi aggiornamenti Firefox si è allineato alla linea di Chrome e Opera, creando un problema non da poco. Il problema è che non rispetta le impostazioni header per NON memorizzare la pagina in cache. Più in particolare le pagine da me create impostano il Cache-Control a "private,no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate,max-age=0" ed in più imposto l'header PHP (tramite .htaccess) per non memorizzare i file tipo php, js,css,html. Aggiornando la pagina tramite l'apposito comando "Ricarica" il browser mantiene in memoria i file obsoleti (js e css) non aggiornando la cache come richiesto. L'unico modo per aggiornare i file è "eliminare la cronologia del browser". La stessa cosa accade ricaricando gli iframe.

In prevalenza facciamo delle applicazioni WEB per cui è necessario che i file siano sempre aggiornati in base alle ultime modifiche, da cui la necessità di NON memorizzare in cache. Questa pecca ci ha spinto a SCONSIGLIARE ai nostri Clienti l'utilizzo di Chrome e Opera in favore di Firefox. Spero prendiate in esame il problema. Attendo un Vostro riscontro.

Asked by Wmamba 2 months ago

Passwords gone from Firefox but still appear in Lockwise app

Dear community, I use Firefox on a Linux laptop and an Android phone. For the past several months, I have been successfully using the Lockwise app on the Android phone to… (read more)

Dear community,

I use Firefox on a Linux laptop and an Android phone.

For the past several months, I have been successfully using the Lockwise app on the Android phone to access passwords synced from my computer. I was not logged in to Firefox proper (the browser) until much more recently. Apparently, I have failed to notice that my passwords never synced to Firefox browser.

I have now reinstalled the OS on my laptop and all my passwords are gone there. They still appear in the Lockwise app, but none of my Firefox browser installs (which I all added to Firefox Sync much more recently than Lockwise) can access them. Essentially, it is as if they are only stored on my phone, anymore.

How can I get them back to the browser?

Kind regards, fNek

Asked by f_nek 2 months ago

Right click pop-op menu triggers immediately

Hello, whenever I use the right click, the pop-up menu triggers but it immediately registers a left click. This behavior is VERY annoying since it means that I accidenta… (read more)

Hello, whenever I use the right click, the pop-up menu triggers but it immediately registers a left click. This behavior is VERY annoying since it means that I accidentally go to the previous page whenever I right click.

So far it only happens when right clicking on the web page itself, and only on Firefox.

I've installed Arch Linux x86_64 with the 5.7.12 kernel and using i3-gaps as the WM

Asked by Manuel Saavedra 2 months ago

Why did they change the address bar?

Up until today, my address bar had a down arrow that I could click to open the menu and select the sites I wanted. Now it's different. Now there is no down arrow and when… (read more)

Up until today, my address bar had a down arrow that I could click to open the menu and select the sites I wanted. Now it's different. Now there is no down arrow and when I click on the address bar it opens a menu with a bunch of different sites that never were in there before. In fact they're the first ten of my new tab sites, which DO NOT belong in my drop down menu, and I can't delete them from the menu. I want this back the way it was.

Asked by dpk26 2 months ago

After resuming from suspend, ffx is already crashed or the tab crashes when loading a page

firefox-esr 68.10.0esr 32-bit OS: Sparky linux (Debian SID) 5.11 MinimalGUI openbox 3.6.1 linux 4.19.0-8-686 bash 5.0.3(1)-release Not every time I can reproduce this bug… (read more)

firefox-esr 68.10.0esr 32-bit OS: Sparky linux (Debian SID) 5.11 MinimalGUI openbox 3.6.1 linux 4.19.0-8-686 bash 5.0.3(1)-release

Not every time I can reproduce this bug, but when it happens after resuming from suspend, the firefox is crashed with the small window to report a bug to mozilla or if the window is still open, some tabs crashes at loading the page.

Whe I try to open from shell and crash happens: ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 9750 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

Asked by Ivan 2 months ago

YOUTUBE: No Home Page & No Initial Comments Section via FireFox

For many years now with FireFox the ability to get to the Home Page of any and all YouTube Channels has been made non-existent. There's no way to do that because of the W… (read more)

For many years now with FireFox the ability to get to the Home Page of any and all YouTube Channels has been made non-existent. There's no way to do that because of the Web-coding that FIreFox has implemented. There's also another issue involving YouTube; that issue is the Point of Entry of Commenting. When you go below Description of Video, there should be a Comment Entry Block. In FireFox that does not exist. These two issues need to be address and fixed. If you think that I am not telling you the truth, use FireFox and on another PC with Chrome, Chromium, Brave, and any other. You will see what I am talking about. This is the best way to allow people to actually see for themselves the problems. Please fix this issue as soon as possible. Thank You, KLC


edit: removed email from search/spam bots view as this is a public forum and nobody here does support by email.

Asked by KLCJR77 PRODUCTIONS 2 months ago

firefox sync doesn't work (passwords, bookmarks, ...)

I have firefox on linux. I enter my credentials in preferences > sync and it seems like everything is ok. but my bookmarks and passwords does not appear in my browser.… (read more)

I have firefox on linux. I enter my credentials in preferences > sync and it seems like everything is ok. but my bookmarks and passwords does not appear in my browser. I checked everything on my firefox on iphone and seems alright. I just have problem on linux. I tried changing my password, it didn't work. about:sync-log results is attached to this question.

Asked by friendofpine 2 months ago

Move #windows-controls to #nav-bar

Maybe this question has been questioned in the past but I cannot find anything so here I am. Is it possible to move the #window-controls(minimize/maximize/close buttons) … (read more)

Maybe this question has been questioned in the past but I cannot find anything so here I am. Is it possible to move the #window-controls(minimize/maximize/close buttons) to #nav-bar? I created a custom css that moved the nav-bar on top of the tabbar but the window-controls are in the tab-bar and it doesn't look good. I'm at my wits end on this one, so is it possible and how? See attached image for reference. Thanks!

Asked by manilarome 2 months ago

Firefox account: secondary email address already in use, not appearing anywhere

Hi, I wanted to add one of my email address, let's call it A, as a secondary address for my firefox account, B. However, it tells me that the address has already been ver… (read more)

Hi,

I wanted to add one of my email address, let's call it A, as a secondary address for my firefox account, B. However, it tells me that the address has already been verified by another user.

I checked, I did have another firefox account (since gmail, accepts "." in the name, I created by accident two accounts...B&C), but address A is not visible in either B or C.

If I try to connect with A, I don't have password which match. If I ask to reset the password, it asks for the primary address...which is not B or C! At that point I'm running out of email address that could have been used ^^ There is no address D.

I have deleted the account C just to be sure.

How can I identify where address A has been used? How to use address A as a primary/secundary address ?

Asked by Luc 2 months ago

Developer tools console language

After the latest update (Developer Edition 80.0b6), the developer tools console displays messages in Swedish even though I have chosen English as interface language. How … (read more)

After the latest update (Developer Edition 80.0b6), the developer tools console displays messages in Swedish even though I have chosen English as interface language. How do I change it back?

Asked by Nils Weinander 2 months ago

update disabled by administator

Can't enable updates ! in linuxmint 18.3, i installed firefox via software manager, it installed version 63. via terminal, got 68.11. both versions say: update disa… (read more)

Can't enable updates ! in linuxmint 18.3, i installed firefox via software manager, it installed version 63.

via terminal, got 68.11. both versions say: update disabled by administrator. about: config no help.

there isn't or can't find mozilla.cfg.

need help to enable update feature.

Asked by Dave 2 months ago

customising top sites

I've been trying for weeks to display the corresponding logos of the websites which are pinned in my top sites panel in my home screen but didn't find a solution. can any… (read more)

I've been trying for weeks to display the corresponding logos of the websites which are pinned in my top sites panel in my home screen but didn't find a solution. can any one help me get this done ??, i have included pictures of my top sites, some by default have the logos but some do not. i want to know how to make the small logo which are at the bottom right corner to be displayed fully,(i.e like the youtube in the picture...).

Asked by kheshavlg 2 months ago