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Microphone Sensitivity is Low in Firefox

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been us… (read more)

In the age of COVID and a switch to more remote work the dependency on online meetings has increased. The company I work for uses Google Apps for Business and has been using Google Meet for a long time, and I've never had any problems with it not working. Recently though, when I join a meeting using Firefox, nobody can hear me and it appears Firefox is not able to access my microphone. Here's what I've done to test:

1. Reviewed Windows 10 settings to make sure microphone input slider is up. 2. Checked other browsers, running Google Meet using Chrome works fine. (Note: everything was working before and I attempted to use Chrome to try out changing backgrounds. It seems like this is when my problems with Firefox began) 3. I've tested my microphone using https://www.onlinemictest.com/ initially it didn't appear to work, but if I tap on my laptop screen near the microphone I see lines showing activity, but it won't pick up voice. Using this same tool in Chrome works as expected. 4. I tested using Private Mode - Same results. 5. I tried clearing the startup cache - same results. 6. I tried using Safe Mode - same results. 7. Refreshed Firefox (using Troubleshooting Information screen (Refresh Firefox...)

I'm at the end of my rope trying to figure out what's going on, and why it only appears to be Firefox that's having a problem. Other apps like Zoom, and recording video using just the webcam on the computer also works fine.

Any help in getting this figured out would be appreciated. I try not to use Chrome if I don't have to, but switching to Chrome so I can join web meetings is a real pain.

Asked by david.rahija 1 week ago

Last reply by david.rahija 3 hours ago

Why is firefox failing to load my newly created profile?

I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 on Fedora 33. I have just created a couple of profiles via the profile manager, but attempting to start with a specific profile from the comman… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 on Fedora 33. I have just created a couple of profiles via the profile manager, but attempting to start with a specific profile from the command line, like this:

 firefox --profile default

Causes Firefox to complain:

 Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

Even though:

  • A profile named default exists and is visible in the profile manager.
  • An entry for the default profile exists in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini:

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=8hiuv29u.default

  • The named directory exists:

$ ls -ld ~/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default drwx------ 11 lars lars 4096 Jan 12 16:13 /home/lars/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default

  • If I start the profile manager, select the "default" profile, and then "Start Firefox", it opens the browser as expected.

This is happening with multiple profiles; not just the default profile. These are all profiles that were just created.

Asked by Lars 6 days ago

Feedback + Suggestions + Few Bugs (Help is requested)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help: 1. Feedback is im… (read more)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help:

1. Feedback is important and to give it a user has to search this website and come here to write it. The help should be in the drop-down menu or menu items where a user can write to development team. This is in Google Chrome. Can be implemented in Firefox. 2. I never understood why title bar and the address bar are separate. They can be merged. The mass horizontal space in title bar is unused forever. Please implement this. 3. The auto-hide/intel-hide of address-bar and title-bar option is not available to the user. Please make it available. This is available for bookmark though and it is working well. 4. If given a chance the user will not want to see the address in the address bar. Most users have utility of copying the address, not much. Can the address be hidden when user do not want to see it? 5. Modern phones have camera not on the top-left edge nowadays, but in top-center. Similarly the tab should open in the center. The minimum development team could do is to provide user with this option that he only can move it to center. Very good improvement this would be. 6. Word-wise feature of Amazon Kindle + Hard-word meaning show on mouse hover features requested. Few extensions available which are not very good in quality and these features should be default. This will save users time to search for new words, will reduce internet traffic. 7. When I save a dark theme in Nightly using customize option. It stays for few seconds and then reverts back to white theme. This could be a bug. Please investigate it. Thanks.

Asked by innocent.stalwart 6 days ago

Ad-on not accepted

After Firefox crashed a number of times in quick succession, I got it up and working again. However, the Dashlane ad-on/extension had disappeared. When trying to re-insta… (read more)

After Firefox crashed a number of times in quick succession, I got it up and working again. However, the Dashlane ad-on/extension had disappeared. When trying to re-install it, I get the message:" The ad-on could not be installed, because it did not match the ad-0n Firefox expected.(ses screenshot). I would appreciate any help I can get to solve the problem, as Dashlane is not functioning right now.

Asked by randmj 6 days ago

Change default Google search engine to .co.uk from standard.com

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) an… (read more)

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) and bucket-loads from the rest of the world which have no relevance to where I am or what I'm looking for.

I've been through the 'add more search engines' help pages and there is no answer there that I can find. I want to set my default not as google.com (as Google says I have to because I chose the English language) but google.co.uk. So, how do I do this in Firefox please?

Thanks in advance Kevin

Asked by unionfan 6 days ago

Notifications

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is… (read more)

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is a ugly white rectangle. I tried to search how to change, and one site said I have to go to to Settings>System>Notifications & Actions and scroll down to Receber notificações destes remetentes and turn on Firefox, but Firefox don't appear there, as you can see in the screenshot. I'm Brazilian, so my system is in Portuguese.

Asked by Amanda 6 days ago

Potential security issue when connecting to websites

I use a Mac with Catalina 10.15.7 and have Kaspersky security protection. I have installed the recommended extension for Firefox with Kaspersky, but still frustratingly g… (read more)

I use a Mac with Catalina 10.15.7 and have Kaspersky security protection. I have installed the recommended extension for Firefox with Kaspersky, but still frustratingly get the black screen with "did not connect, potential security issue" for all websites. Can anyone tell me what is happening and how I can alleviate the problem? I have had to migrate to Safari until this problem can be sorted out. Thank you Chris Carsberg

Asked by ChrisCarsberg 6 days ago

AppAutoUpdate not available in local group policy editor

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any addit… (read more)

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any additional suggestions. So I'm now trying to do this via the local group policy editor in Windows 10 Pro with Firefox ESR 78.6.1.

I obtained the admx/adml files for that version of Firefox and placed them in the appropriate location in Windows\Policy Definitions.

Now I get the full list of polices in Firefox about:policies#documentation. There is also a Mozilla>Firefox node in the group policy editor with many options. However, AppAutoUpdate is not among them, even though it appears in the documentation. The only thing relevant at all in the GPO editor is Mozilla>Firefox>Preferences>app.update.auto, which both the GPO and about:policies says is deprecated and not supported.

So what is the actual truth? Is there, or is there not really an AppAutoUpdate policy that we can actually use to stop the endless pestering about updates in an ESR version? If there really is one, what are the actual steps to find it and make it work?

Thanks.

Asked by KRDibble 5 days ago

VPN software is not working for my browser

Hi there! Hope you have a great day. I'm recently using a VPN software for my laptop. However, it is not working for my firefox.(Its working for other browsers) I've bee… (read more)

Hi there!

Hope you have a great day. I'm recently using a VPN software for my laptop. However, it is not working for my firefox.(Its working for other browsers)

I've been using firefox for years and I really wish I can continue using it. Is there any solution for this? Do I have to buy mozilla VPN for my firefox?

Thank you so much!

Asked by taianderba 5 days ago

Firefox - Shrotcuts in company webapplication are not working

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can … (read more)

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can no longer access our shortcut keys for ex. Ctrl + Shift + F was used for popup window for help-page -> JS Event

ui.key.contentAccess is set to 4 -> pref("ui.key.contentAccess", 4);


any advice for the new FF version?

Best regards Adam

Asked by adamowskiem 5 days ago

Change default keywords for bookmarks *, history ^ and tabs % search shortcuts in the address bar

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar? Is that possible by changing an about:c… (read more)

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar?

Is that possible by changing an about:config setting or using an add-on?

In my case, the default keywords are really inconvenient. With a German keyboard, the ^ character does not appear directly after pressing the key a single time. To enter the keyword for history followed by a space into the address bar, I have to press the ^ key and afterwards two times the space bar on my keyboard. Other users might not know the fastest way of doing it and require even more steps (f.e. pressing ^ twice, then deleting one ^ character and pressing the space bar once).

In general, it would be useful to be able to adjust these keywords to the users' own preferences.

Asked by thefireproject 5 days ago

Cant use tochscreen input on Parrot OS

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issu… (read more)

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issue. I have tried the steps below, any help greatly appreceated. J

about:config in firefox to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled=1 (default is 2). edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf and add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 reboot and restart firefox

Asked by Judoguy12 5 days ago

Chinese language pack gave Japanese Characters

“连”、“设备” are Microsoft YaHei(MSYH), but the others are other fonts which are not on my computer, and although my settings are zh-CN, my language pack is zh-CN, my Default… (read more)

“连”、“设备” are Microsoft YaHei(MSYH), but the others are other fonts which are not on my computer, and although my settings are zh-CN, my language pack is zh-CN, my Default Font is MSYH, the bold characters are JAPANESE STYLE CHINESE CHARACTERS. Maybe it is because in your font-config, ja-JP is former to zh-CN, please fix it.

Asked by 1900011604 5 days ago

Firefox Keeps Changing Default Program for PDFs

Why is it that Firefox changes the default application for viewing PDFs? I have several machines with Firefox installed and I have one that constantly changes the default… (read more)

Why is it that Firefox changes the default application for viewing PDFs?

I have several machines with Firefox installed and I have one that constantly changes the default PDF viewer from Windows Default to Save - every single day. Very annoying.

Asked by Craig Whittaker 4 days ago

Tabs and toolbars never autohide in fullscreen on Apple Mac

OS: Catalina Model: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) (tested on Macbook pro 2018 and 2011 too) Firefox: 84.0.2 Expected functionality: First expand the window to full screen usi… (read more)

OS: Catalina Model: iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) (tested on Macbook pro 2018 and 2011 too) Firefox: 84.0.2

Expected functionality: First expand the window to full screen using the green window control. The expectation is that the tab and tool bars will eventually hide, however firefox implements this - by sliding up when scrolling or just sliding up and autohiding after a short time. The tab bar should then reappear when the mouse move to the top of the screen.

Functionality Observed: Tab and tool bars never autohide. They are always there. The only way to that they hide is when a video (YouTube, Netflix) fullscreen controls are selected. Otherwise they are there on every page and that is not the expected behavior. Id like every page to autohide the top bars (similar to what all tablet/mobile device browsers do).

Settings verified: browser.fullscreen.authide= true (see image). Hide toolbars is checked (see image).

Issue I have found posted on this do not provide a concise reason as to why this behavior exists when all settings are properly set.

Asked by mchizmar 4 days ago

if there is an Add-on detecting an attempt to run swf file by site?

Hello. Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not p… (read more)

Hello.

Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not play these files, is there any option to notify (e.g. beep sound) that a site has tried to play such a file? maybe some kind of addon?

Or is there a way to make swf files work only on this page?

Asked by a.dziuba 4 days ago

Last reply by a.dziuba 4 days ago