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Firefox can't play youtube streams

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure … (read more)

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure what has changed. I found an article that says to install the optional update called "Windows Media Pack" in apps and features, but no app with that name exists. It was only a year old solution, so I'm unsure of what changed so significantly. I just installed another optional windows update, and also updated the browser, but still doesn't work.

Edition Windows 10 Home Version 21H2 Installed on ‎09-‎Jun-‎20 OS build 19044.1466 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Firefox: 97.0 (64-bit)

Asked by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

Answered by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

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kb5010342 breaks Firefox 97.0 64-bit

After MickeySoft's Patch Tuesday today, I found that KB5010342 prevents Firefox from running. I'm running Win10 Pro with FF 97.0 64-bit and with this patch installed, FF… (read more)

After MickeySoft's Patch Tuesday today, I found that KB5010342 prevents Firefox from running. I'm running Win10 Pro with FF 97.0 64-bit and with this patch installed, FF opens with a blank screen and no DNS lookup or anything. Other browsers like Chrome or Edge load and work without issue. After manually uninstalling this patch, Firefox again works like it should.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks.

Asked by gumby_dammit223 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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cache size error

Hi there, I cleared my cache after it told me it had stored a gazillion GB in data - but the big number was still there after clearing the cache. Needless to say my hard… (read more)

Hi there,

I cleared my cache after it told me it had stored a gazillion GB in data - but the big number was still there after clearing the cache. Needless to say my harddrive isn't even as big as the GB number shown, so there must be a gremlin in there somewhere? Thought you'd want to know. I'm using the latest Firefox on Mac OS 10.15.7

Asked by claudia25 2 years ago

Answered by claudia25 2 years ago

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Firefox 97.0 ignores the Settings/Applications for jnlp files and only offers to save to a file

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox… (read more)

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox when selected, the file would open using Java to display the document from Agile. As of Firefox 97, now only "Save File" or "Cancel" options are offered. What happened that this functionality has been removed?

Asked by Gary 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox icon change no longer works

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/Cu… (read more)

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory

chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/CustomizeToolbarWindow.ico chrome/icons/default/default.ico chrome/icons/default/downloadManager.ico chrome/icons/default/main-window.ico chrome/icons/default/openLocation.ico chrome/icons/default/places.ico chrome/icons/default/printPageSetupDialog.ico chrome/icons/default/TabMIxPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/unknownContentType.ico chrome/icons/default/viewSource.ico chrome/icons/default/Wizard.ico

It worked in version 56 but now in version 97 and this no longer works?

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Firefox Print Tab Modal Print Preview

Hello, the newest update to version 97.0 was run automatically. Afterwards the new print preview appears although I have it disabeled in about:config (print.tab_modal.en… (read more)

Hello,

the newest update to version 97.0 was run automatically. Afterwards the new print preview appears although I have it disabeled in about:config (print.tab_modal.enabled --> false). I cannot get rid of it. It is very annoying as I cannot print my labels with that menu and always have to click once more to do so. Does anyone has a fix for this?

Thanks in advance,

Thomas

Asked by da_hegger 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When I right-click on bookmarks INSIDE A FOLDER on the toolbar menu, the context menu disappears too fast

Version 97.0 When I right-click on bookmarks INSIDE A FOLDER on the toolbar menu, the context menu disappears too fast. Bookmarks not in folders, do not have this problem… (read more)

Version 97.0 When I right-click on bookmarks INSIDE A FOLDER on the toolbar menu, the context menu disappears too fast. Bookmarks not in folders, do not have this problem.

Asked by M 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox 97.0 (Linux version) and previous version CREATES noise in whatever audio is running.

Firefox 97 and previous version CREATES noise in whatever audio is running. Whether it is audio from Audacious, my music player, or audio from the program I am watching … (read more)

Firefox 97 and previous version CREATES noise in whatever audio is running. Whether it is audio from Audacious, my music player, or audio from the program I am watching on Firefox. How can I stop the noise, which sounds like static from a week station on an old AM radio? Using other browser does not have this audio problem, UNLESS Firefox is running. Even if not actively using Firefox, just having it open on the desktop causes noise. Using Linux Mint 20 64bit. Audio produced by motherboard ASUS Prime B550 Plus with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X processor. Clicking on Firefox Help gets a message saying "Updates disabled by your system administrator" along with the normal text. I didn't disable updates and I am the Admin.

Asked by Anthony 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Remove Shortcuts when hiding menu items

I'm hiding menu items using userChrome.css with option “toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets” set to “true”. So I am hiding some menu items like for examp… (read more)

I'm hiding menu items using userChrome.css with option “toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets” set to “true”.

So I am hiding some menu items like for example

  1. menu_find { display: none !important }

however though the menu item is gone how do I get rid of the ctrl-F menu shortcut...

I have many such menu items to remove so I need a generic solution to override the short-cut icons associated with the menu items I want to remove

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by ikhalil 2 years ago

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How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage... For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-… (read more)

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage...

For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-shift-h which worked fine in version 56 but now in version 96 it brings up a "Show All History" dialog

I an doing many such things so I looking for a generic way to override firefox keyboard shortcuts

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by ikhalil 2 years ago

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Cannot download files any more. Neither can I uninstall Firefox.

For the past week, I have not been able to download files using firefox any more. Other browsers (Chrome, Edge) work. Refresh did not change anything. Deleting profile di… (read more)

For the past week, I have not been able to download files using firefox any more. Other browsers (Chrome, Edge) work. Refresh did not change anything. Deleting profile did not change anything. Tried to uninstall, but got message "can't initialize plug-ins directory." I cannot get around the error message. I deleted the profile, but that did not fix the problem with downloading. I do not know what to do.

Asked by pavlakis1 2 years ago

Answered by pavlakis1 1 year ago

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setting browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled in prefs.js

if I open the browser and in about:config set browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled to false it works and disables the task list in the task bar. if i edit the prefs.js I… (read more)

if I open the browser and in about:config set browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled to false

it works and disables the task list in the task bar.

if i edit the prefs.js I find that the following option

   user_pref("browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled", false);

if I set to true and start the browser again the task list is still hidden

   user_pref("browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled", true);

So the only way to get it back is to toggle it from about:config. So putting the task list back and editing the prefs.js to add

   user_pref("browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled", false);

doesnt turn off the tasklist either

So the task list is not dependent on the prefs.js at all? It seems to only toggle when done from about:config...

in fact if I delete the prefs.js altogether and it still remembers the task bar setting. So where is this particular setting made in windows? Is it in registry or somewhere else in windows

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by ikhalil 2 years ago

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firefox on linux mint not showing saved password

i've firefox 97 in linux mint, and now is not showing the saved password in my sync account in any login form that i visit, i have the credential stored, and i've tried d… (read more)

i've firefox 97 in linux mint, and now is not showing the saved password in my sync account in any login form that i visit, i have the credential stored, and i've tried disabling the performance options in the general settings as i found that can be an issue, but still is not showing, i don't know maybe have something to do with graphics driver, but i don't know how to test it

thanks

Asked by Darkmagister 2 years ago

Answered by Darkmagister 1 year ago

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FireFox showing a blank page for Facebook

Whenever I go to Facebook website, the Facebook page goes totally blank. It's happening for a few days now... Facebook is working fine in Chrome without a glitch. It's e… (read more)

Whenever I go to Facebook website, the Facebook page goes totally blank. It's happening for a few days now... Facebook is working fine in Chrome without a glitch. It's extremely frustrating. Feel like ditching my beloved browser. Please advice. thanks

Asked by amanpartaps 2 years ago

Answered by amanpartaps 2 years ago

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Printing PDF files in Firefox 97 adds extra margins

After release 97 was installed, my PDF tax files no longer print correctly because an extra margin gets added top, left, right, and bottom. It is visible in the preview, … (read more)

After release 97 was installed, my PDF tax files no longer print correctly because an extra margin gets added top, left, right, and bottom. It is visible in the preview, and that's the way it prints. Nowhere can I find a margin adjustment. What is even stranger is that this only happens with "fillable" tax files which I downloaded from IRS and filled in with Firefox, some in release 96 and some in 97. In release 96 they printed correctly, but not in release 97. Do I need to use a different browser?

Asked by werner42graf 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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firefox blocks browser based zoom access to laptop speakers

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is b… (read more)

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is blocking zoom from accessing the speakers. I can't find a setting in Firefox preferences to block/allow it. Speakers work on YouTube/Vimeo with no problems (speaker volume 100% and not muted). Speakers had been working with Zoom until a couple weeks ago. I don't want to install the Zoom app just because Google hates privacy and and I don't want to help them own my privacy anymore than I must. I use DuckDuckGo for the default search engine, have Ghostery for an Extension/add-on, and have the Firefox browser set for private window always. I have tried various cookie settings for the Zoom meetings and even the dreaded "accept all cookies" and have Firefox cookie handling set to Standard, with deleting all cookies and history upon exit. I am on 64-bit Windows 10 up to date as of 2/16/22, Dell computer updated to same date, and latest update of Firefox 2/18/22. I have done a number of web searches and not finding the speaker topic or error message other than three unanswered help requests from others with the same problem dated from July-Sept 2021.

Asked by jn9olvr 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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userChrome.css code hide scroll bar

hi what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar?… (read more)

hi

what code i need to put in userChrome.css to hide horizontal scroll bar in firefox but not the vertical one? also its any way to make skinnier the vertical scrollbar?

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Asked by moderndefender 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Adding bookmark -> Choose Folder -> Cannot see folder names

Hi, The attached image explains the problem in 3 steps. 1. I try to add a bookmark, a pop-up window appears. OK. 2. I get a menu with some recent bookmark folders, but I … (read more)

Hi, The attached image explains the problem in 3 steps. 1. I try to add a bookmark, a pop-up window appears. OK. 2. I get a menu with some recent bookmark folders, but I want a different one, so I press "Choose folder". OK. 3. Now I need to browse among numerous folders in my bookmarks, it worked fine before, but I cannot do it anymore because the folder names are not visible! As if they are written with a white font on a white background. I can scroll, choose (blindly) some folder, which is marked by the faint rectangle visible on the image. And the bookmark will be saved to that folder indeed. But scrolling blindly through my hundred folders is obviously not practical.

The problem appeared 1-2 weeks ago, probably after a FF update. Now I updated FF to the latest version 97.0.1, it doesn't help.

A couple of months ago I did some changes in FF config in particular to make bookmarks appear more dense: newer FF versions introduced huge vertical space between bookmarks. I can't remember what exactly I did (followed some recipe on internet), but it didn't introduce any problems. The problems appeared 1-2 weeks ago. System: Windows 10.

Asked by dansh 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 2 years ago