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I use Duck duck go as my default search engine. I've noticed that after the last couple of updates, the default has changed to Google. This has not happened before. There… (read more)

I use Duck duck go as my default search engine. I've noticed that after the last couple of updates, the default has changed to Google. This has not happened before. There must be a bug somewhere that is causing this to happen in the new version of Firefox.

Asked by barry.environ 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Video playback freezing randomly and audio continues to play

The title describes the problem I'm facing. I don't really use other sites that have videos other than Youtube. But I notice that the videos freeze quite often and audio … (read more)

The title describes the problem I'm facing. I don't really use other sites that have videos other than Youtube. But I notice that the videos freeze quite often and audio just continues to play. The videos then unfreeze and skip multiple frames. I've noticed clearing browser cache seems to help but it doesn't help for longer than a 2 min video at best. At worst, it doesn't affect it at all.

Asked by playergamespro 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Won't connect to the internet and doesn't load pages at all

Hello, this is a problem I've been dealing with for nearly 2 months now. Currently using Linux Mint Cinnamon The browser won't connect to any websites or even try to loa… (read more)

Hello, this is a problem I've been dealing with for nearly 2 months now. Currently using Linux Mint Cinnamon

The browser won't connect to any websites or even try to load them, anytime I search for something it immediately goes to the error page. I've been struggling with internet on my PC for months and all was fixed when I hooked up ethernet, except for Firefox.

I've gone into about:config countless times. I've restarted it twice, I've tried installing the flatpak version and it's exactly the same result. I've deleted it and reinstalled, nothing. I've unchecked everything I've changed in about:config, once again nothing.

I can't update it as for some reason it says it's disabled by system administrator, which I don't remember enabling. I checked the firewall and it's perfectly fine. No infections were found when I scanned as well.

It's starting to become frustrating and I can't even do anything on my PC because it's acting up. Any and all help is more than appreciated and welcome. Thank you.

Asked by lotzzzzzzz 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Firefox v122 --profile option is not working properly

Hi, I am running the latest Firefox v122 (firefox_122.0+build1-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb not snap) and when using the --profile option to specify the startup pr… (read more)

Hi,

  I am running the latest Firefox v122 (firefox_122.0+build1-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb not snap)

and when using the --profile option to specify the startup profile it fails to start even on a NEW system that never ran Firefox if I give it a directory that resides on a mounted ext3 filesystem.

  All the permissions are OK and yet running strace I see an error and after a few second will get the

generic pop-up with the error message: (after a few seconds)

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

 Running the SAME from /tmp works fine, but I need the profile to reside on a persistent storage area

so if the LIVE distro restarts then it can restore the previous session, bookmarks, options, etc...


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 The 2 directories were created identically and have the exact same permissions:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ mkdir /tmp/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ mkdir /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ ls -ald /tmp/firefox3 drwxrwxr-x 17 xubuntu xubuntu 1080 Jan 21 22:05 /tmp/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ ls -ald /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3 drwxrwxr-x 17 xubuntu xubuntu 4096 Jan 21 21:13 /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3

============================================================

The only difference is that one is mounted on tmpfs and the other is on /dev/nvme0n1p2:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ df -k /tmp/firefox3 Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 32560016 351528 32208488 2% /tmp

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ df -k /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3 Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/nvme0n1p2 195751828 51056068 142695768 27% /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home


============================================================

When starting firefox with the /tmp/firefox3 profile directory it works fine and starts up:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ firefox --profile /tmp/firefox3

newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0775, st_size=1040, ...}, 0) = 0 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3/.parentlock", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0664, st_size=0, ...}, 0) = 0 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3/.parentlock", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 11 fcntl(11, F_GETLK, {l_type=F_UNLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0, l_pid=-487933736}) = 0 fcntl(11, F_SETLK, {l_type=F_WRLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0}) = 0 uname({sysname="Linux", nodename="xubuntu", ...}) = 0


BUT when using the persistent storage on the real filesystem (but SAME exact permissions) it fails:

newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0775, st_size=4096, ...}, 0) = 0 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3/.parentlock", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0664, st_size=0, ...}, 0) = 0 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3/.parentlock", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 11 fcntl(11, F_GETLK, {l_type=F_UNLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0, l_pid=1519466008}) = 0 fcntl(11, F_SETLK, {l_type=F_WRLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0}) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied) close(11) = 0

Am I doing anything wrong or is this some weird startup issue / race condition in the parentlock management?

Thank you for looking into this.

  -Sanjiyan

PS: I can upload the full strace file for both scenarios if needed. Thanks again.

     running on an xubuntu distribution "22.04.2 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)"

Asked by Sanjiyan 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Can't log in the Globus

Hi experts, Recently, I couldn't log in the Globus through Mozilla Firefox browser where I usually log in the Globus successfully. It just stopped and nothing happened. … (read more)

Hi experts,

Recently, I couldn't log in the Globus through Mozilla Firefox browser where I usually log in the Globus successfully. It just stopped and nothing happened. Could you please let me know how to address this issue? If you need any other information from me, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks, Jian

Asked by hanjunjie2014 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

desktop bookmark folders and customising search

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me: - I… (read more)

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me:

- I can't seem to be able to place bookmarks into folders on the desktop (like I can with Vivaldi). For example: I visit a lot of news sites, so I'd like to have a folder called "News", and put them all it there instead of having my news site bookmarks all over the desktop. I just find it a cleaner way to organise my desktop.

- I can't seem to customize my search, apart from selecting between the default search engines. I'd like to be able to search "google.co.za" instead of "google.com", but there doesn't seem to be a way of changing that (again, like I can with Vivaldi).

If I could sort these issues out, Firefox would be my main browser, and I'd scrap Vivaldi as I find that it's getting too "heavy". (Of course, maybe these features contribute to that!)

Thank you.

Asked by Mike Stroud 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Google Meet is not transmitting video or screen sharing in FF 122

I've looked for solutions, some had weird MTU settings, some needed to enable hardware acceleration in Chrome, but haven't found a solution that works. Created a new prof… (read more)

I've looked for solutions, some had weird MTU settings, some needed to enable hardware acceleration in Chrome, but haven't found a solution that works. Created a new profile to try that out, but still no dice.

I can do a test recording in Google Meet, which displays my video just fine, but when playing back, it's just a black screen, and that is also what happens if I share my screen. Participants get a lot of black.

I've been using Firefox with Google meet for many years, and never had this problem before. I did report the issue in Meet, but it's not likely to attract much attention from Google.

Suggestions much appreciated.

Asked by sdlarsen1 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

RBS login problem

Yesterday morning I opened my RBS online banking, without any problem. Late yesterday evening I tried repeatedly to open my RBS online banking without success. I would go… (read more)

Yesterday morning I opened my RBS online banking, without any problem. Late yesterday evening I tried repeatedly to open my RBS online banking without success. I would go through the usual log in process and end up with a blank screen. I tried a Firefox refresh which made no difference.

Asked by neil108 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox no longer remembers last position on screen

I'm using Manjaro Linux and I place Firefox in a particular position on the screen. In the previous version, just before 122.0, Firefox would "remember" the last positio… (read more)

I'm using Manjaro Linux and I place Firefox in a particular position on the screen. In the previous version, just before 122.0, Firefox would "remember" the last position on the screen. Now when it starts up, the window is in the middle of the screen and not to the top left as when it was shut down. Anyone else notice this?

Asked by sectre 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

how can install a firefox update on Linux?

Hi I have tried to install firefox updates, but my software tells me that i have not managed to do it since 2021, when I thought I had. I have an old Sony Viao running Op… (read more)

Hi I have tried to install firefox updates, but my software tells me that i have not managed to do it since 2021, when I thought I had. I have an old Sony Viao running Open SUSE 15.1. Would you kindly assist me

Kind regards Noel Bonczoszek

Asked by nbonczoszek 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

How to remove toolbar ?

I want to remove the top toolbar. I actually use the plug-in called “New windows without toolbar” for this, but I have to activate this plug-in by clicking on it every ti… (read more)

I want to remove the top toolbar. I actually use the plug-in called “New windows without toolbar” for this, but I have to activate this plug-in by clicking on it every time. I want the toolbar to not appear at all when Firefox first opens, how can I achieve this?

Sorry for English..

Asked by Daktylos Rivel 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

video stats

I want to see the stats for the video currently playing (resolution, frame rate, etc...) i've confirmed this setting media.video_stats.enabled is true. i right click o… (read more)

I want to see the stats for the video currently playing (resolution, frame rate, etc...)

i've confirmed this setting media.video_stats.enabled is true.

i right click on a video but no option to see stats.

does this exist? i've looked for an extension too but cant find any.

Asked by mrsteve0924 5 months ago

Last reply by Stephen Finkel 5 months ago

How to make vertical scrolling in Firefox instant?

I am using a two finger scrolling on a touchpad to scroll vertically in Firefox. How can i change the scrolling in Firefox to be like vscode or konsole. I want the scroll… (read more)

I am using a two finger scrolling on a touchpad to scroll vertically in Firefox. How can i change the scrolling in Firefox to be like vscode or konsole. I want the scrolling to not have a delay and be instant.

Asked by CorridorHumble 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Steam Deck Video Stutter

I recently updated Firefox and now I'm getting a noticeable stutter when playing back videos. I used to have this issue when I first got my steam deck so I installed a fl… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox and now I'm getting a noticeable stutter when playing back videos. I used to have this issue when I first got my steam deck so I installed a flatpak ffmpeg-full which fixed the issue completely but a recent update I installed has brought the issue back. I uninstalled and reinstalled the flatpak and restarted my device but the issue persists.

Asked by anthony.kress 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Extremely high cpu consumption, lag, stuttering on powerful Ubuntu 22.04 LTE workstation

I have a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 workstation running on a Xeon w5-3433 (16x 2.0-4.2GHz). I noticed that certain front-end heavy websites (e.g. chess.com) are extremely laggy &… (read more)

I have a fresh Ubuntu 22.04 workstation running on a Xeon w5-3433 (16x 2.0-4.2GHz). I noticed that certain front-end heavy websites (e.g. chess.com) are extremely laggy & cause CPU usage to spike to the point that other processes (e.g. Spotify audio processing) hang for ~500 ms. Additionally, simple actions (opening a new tab, closing the ctrl-f search bar) also cause CPU spikes & hangs. This shouldn't be happening.

Thus far I have: 1) Switched snap channel to Firefox beta 2) Switched snap channel to Firefox nightly 3) Uninstalled the Firefox snap; reinstalled from the new Mozilla repo via apt 4) Cried, sobbed 5) Obtained turbostat info (interrupts spike from ~75k to >100k when actively using ff (e.g. mousing over website elements/having chess.com tab active/rendering); ff is open always). Here it is: https://pastebin.com/Q2ZCDC0t 6) Run the ff profiler on laggy tabs. Screenshot attached.

Help! I am perplexed. What's all this RefreshDriver stuff? How do I kill the jank?

Asked by Anton Hengst 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago