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Multi-Account Container List Sort Order Doesn't Sync

I use Containers a LOT and have added to my list. There seemed to be no way to get them ordered the same way in the drop-down list for a new tab as I specify under Manage… (read more)

I use Containers a LOT and have added to my list. There seemed to be no way to get them ordered the same way in the drop-down list for a new tab as I specify under Manage Containers, so I just removed and re-created them one at a time in the order I wanted. Now the Container drop-down list for a new tab appears in the right order. That's on latest Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04. I have Sync turned on for everything, and all the Containers I created in Ubuntu Firefox are shown in Firefox for Windows 10, but they're in a random order. This is extremely annoying, as I have about 25 Containers. When they're ordered I can quickly find the Container I want to use for a new tab, but the randomized order makes it difficult.

How can I get the Container list in Windows Firefox to be identical to Ubuntu Firefox - both sync'd with my one Mozilla account and both at Firefox v 121.0.

Thanks.

Asked by Jackal 1 month ago

Preparing Preview hangs

When I tried to print something I would get a "Preparing Preview" hang. Other support answers, suggested 1. deleting the default printer 2. delete some custom settings… (read more)

When I tried to print something I would get a "Preparing Preview" hang.

Other support answers, suggested 1. deleting the default printer 2. delete some custom settings in about:config

Both solutions did not work for me.

In my case it turned out the firewall was the issue:

During the Preparing Preview, firefox tries to connect to port 80 then port 631.

In my case, the firewall was dropping everything except RELATED/ESTABLISHED.

Opening port 631 for the printer did not help either, because firefox was trying port 80 first. Since all requests were silently dropped (default IPtable policy), firefox waited forever for an answer.

Now with the following rules, it worked. [0:0] -A INPUT -p tcp -m tcp --dport 631 -m state --state NEW -j ACCEPT [0:0] -A INPUT -p tcp -j REJECT --reject-with tcp-reset

These rules needs to be on IPV4 and IPV6 firewalls.

Asked by octavsly1 1 month ago

Non-snap Firefox non-functional on some pages

Many pages in firefox become unresponsive for me while loading and then appear to never finish loading. The address bar remains mostly functional, but: the page itsel… (read more)

Many pages in firefox become unresponsive for me while loading and then appear to never finish loading. The address bar remains mostly functional, but:

  • the page itself responds to no clicks or scrolls
  • the favicon in the tabs above the address bar is replaced with an animated loading icon and stays that way
  • the refresh button to the left of the address bar becomes an X and stays that way
  • the cursor icon becomes stuck (e.g. if it was a pointer, it remains a pointer no matter where on the page I move it.)

One example page where this happens is the firefox 'Get community support' forums page itself which loads when I click 'ask now': https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/get-community-support?exit_aaq=1

What's particular about my setup?

I have produced this behaviour when having no browser extensions at all, not even my password manager. I'm using firefox on Linux (Ubuntu 22.04 LTS). I found that on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, it comes installed as a snap even if I install it with `apt install firefox`, and I really needed a non-snap implementation so that I could integrate my password manager. (I'm using 1Password. To integrate the 1Password browser extension with the 1Password desktop application, I can't have firefox sandboxed by snap.) Therefore, I installed firefox as a deb package using the instructions given on https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2022/04/how-to-install-firefox-deb-apt-ubuntu-22-04:

```

  1. remove the Firefox Snap:

sudo snap remove firefox

  1. add the Mozilla Team PPA to your list of software sources:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/ppa

  1. tell apt to prefer the PPA/deb/apt version of Firefox:

echo ' Package: * Pin: release o=LP-PPA-mozillateam Pin-Priority: 1001 ' | sudo tee /etc/apt/preferences.d/mozilla-firefox

  1. tell apt to install future upgrades automatically

echo 'Unattended-Upgrade::Allowed-Origins:: "LP-PPA-mozillateam:${distro_codename}";' | sudo tee /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/51unattended-upgrades-firefox

  1. install the Firefox deb using apt:

sudo apt install firefox ```

Is there a better course of action? Having this password-manager integration is essential to me.

Asked by quinesquines+firefox 2 months ago

Gnome scaling: pasted screenshots from clipboard are twice bigger.

Hello, I'm suffering from an annoyance: having 200% Gnome interface scaling (with or without fractional scaling enabled), when pasting a screenshot from clipboard to some… (read more)

Hello, I'm suffering from an annoyance: having 200% Gnome interface scaling (with or without fractional scaling enabled), when pasting a screenshot from clipboard to some image accepting forms, like on forums, it appears twice bigger than the source. The same screenshot pasted to GIMP looks correct.

Chrome behaves similarly, btw. So what could that be?

Asked by Michaël 1 month ago

Facebook occasionally goes beserk, jumping way ahead. Going backwards can get me back to where it jumped from, but then it just jumps again, again... Ony happens in Firefox !!!

Facebook occasionally goes berserk, jumping way ahead. Going backwards can get me back to where it jumped from, but then it just jumps again, again... Only happens on Fa… (read more)

Facebook occasionally goes berserk, jumping way ahead. Going backwards can get me back to where it jumped from, but then it just jumps again, again... Only happens on Facebook., Only happens in Firefox !!! Well known problem for about a year or so...

Also See: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/vrdtbd/facebook_scrolling_jumps_forward/

Asked by RogerDavis 1 month ago

Move to Firefox ESR (Windows 7)

I currently have a Windows 7 PC with Firefox version 112.0.2 and normally use the EXE files from Mozilla's FTP site (ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases) to upgrade Fire… (read more)

I currently have a Windows 7 PC with Firefox version 112.0.2 and normally use the EXE files from Mozilla's FTP site (ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases) to upgrade Firefox.

With Mozilla's decision to move Windows 7 users on to the ESR branch of Firefox I was looking for the best way to install the ESR version using EXE/MSI files. In this regard I have the following questions:

1) Is it best to first install the standard Firefox 115.0.3 EXE (last standard Firefox for Windows 7 users) and then the 115.1.0 EXE (first Windows 7 ESR Firefox)?

2) Would doing the above method cause any conflictions?

3) I read a while ago that the ESR version is a separate install that can run in parallel to the standard version, if this is true would it be ok to uninstall the standard version after the ESR install to not leave vulnerable versions on the system?

4) As the latest ESR version is 115.5.0, if the above method is ok. After installing the standard 115.0.3 should I still install 115.1.0 ESR or move straight to 115.5.0 ESR?

5) When moved onto the ESR branch can you jump versions or do the updates have to be installed in order?

Asked by ffx_user 2 months ago

Context menu entries

I'm hoping the developers of Firefox see this... There are far too many context menu items that I neither need nor use. I would like it to only show those context menu i… (read more)

I'm hoping the developers of Firefox see this...

There are far too many context menu items that I neither need nor use. I would like it to only show those context menu items that I make use of, but there's no way to do it. I would like to see future updates or iterations have this incorporated as part of the Settings.

Asked by Mike Terryberry 2 months ago

Saving an annotated PDF and opening it again causes all non-text annotations to become immutable

Expected behavior: After re-opening a PDF which has been previously annotated, the annotations can still be tweaked, deleted, or repositioned. Actual behavior: Re-open… (read more)

Expected behavior: After re-opening a PDF which has been previously annotated, the annotations can still be tweaked, deleted, or repositioned.

Actual behavior: Re-opening a PDF which has been previously annotated causes drawings and images which had previously been mutable to become an unchangeable part of the PDF.

Steps to recreate: - Open a PDF in Firefox's PDF viewer - Using the "Draw" tool, add a few highlights, scribbles, or other annotations - Using the "Add or edit images" tool, add an image - With either the draw or image tool selected, observe how either annotation type can be clicked on, the repositioned, deleted, or (in the case of drawings) altered in thickness or color - Save the PDF, either by pressing Ctrl+S or by clicking the "Save" button in the top right - Open the saved version of the PDF - Observe that the drawings and images added in steps two and three can no longer be modified or repositioned using the methods in step four.

This does not seem to apply to Text.

This was experienced on Firefox 120.0 running NixOS 23.05 using the default Firefox package (pkgs.firefox)

Asked by Emi 2 months ago

Display resolution error with Wayland

Running firefox 121 with Gnome I was hoping a problem that existed with earlier versions would be resolved. When the window protocol is wayland and the window is fullscr… (read more)

Running firefox 121 with Gnome I was hoping a problem that existed with earlier versions would be resolved. When the window protocol is wayland and the window is fullscreen (F11), playing video fullscreen causes the image to be "oversize" and only the upper-left quarter is shown.

Doing the same thing with window protocol of xwayland results in fullscreen video displaying properly.

I believe this is due to an issue with the way my 4k screen with 2x UI scaling is being reported to Firefox:

Under xwayland, I get the following information for my display (Display0) 3840x2160@120Hz scales:1.000000|2.000000

When running wayland, I get 7680x4320@120Hz scales:2.000000|2.000000

Thanks in advance

Asked by jamdox 1 month ago

file not found

I got File not found Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/jupyter/kernels/sagemath/doc/. Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors. Check… (read more)

I got File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/jupyter/kernels/sagemath/doc/.

   Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
   Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

At the same moment edge and opera open this url. System is ubuntu 22.04; firefox from snap, 121.0(64bit). Everything I know of is up to date.

Asked by edlazarus2 1 month ago

Disable video auto-loop

On some websites, the videos that are being displayed come with the loop attribute associated with it. Firefox conveniently adds an option in the right-click menu which i… (read more)

On some websites, the videos that are being displayed come with the loop attribute associated with it. Firefox conveniently adds an option in the right-click menu which in entitled "loop", where you can enable/disable the video from looping. Here's an example of what it looks like: https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2024-01-06-07-22-59-911af7.png

However, some websites have auto-looping by default, meaning that if I want to see several videos without auto-looping, I would have to disable it on every video I see, which becomes very (very!) cumbersome.

Surprisingly I haven't found a way to make sure that this checkbox is disabled by default, i.e. that all videos play without auto-loop enabled. This leads me to my questions: Is there a way to consistently disable auto-loop across websites on FireFox?

Asked by Undercover 1 month ago

Random extreme keyboard & typing lag

Yo, Linux sysadmin here and been using Firefox forever.  Surprisingly I have this ancient 12 year old System76 laptop that I use for nearly everything (got a newer Lenovo… (read more)

Yo, Linux sysadmin here and been using Firefox forever.  Surprisingly I have this ancient 12 year old System76 laptop that I use for nearly everything (got a newer Lenovo that I been meaning to switch to but no time).

Using Debian 12/13 with Gnome 43.6/X11.  Can't quite figure out this issue though.  Besides being a sysadmin, can have other side jobs/projects going on as well, so can have 5-10 windows open in different workspaces, sometimes with hundreds of tabs all together (big fan of the Auto Tab Discard add-on and about:memory Minimize Memory Usage to keep performance up and resource usage low).

Been noticing this issue for the last few versions where suddenly, after random amount of Firefox uptime (can be after days of perfect performance) my keyboard input aka typing gets extremely laggy, like 30 seconds behind for all keystrokes, except: Ctrl-F instantly brings up the Find in Page bar, and Ctrl-C instantly copies to clipboard.  Ctrl-V, however, 30 seconds lag, Ctrl-A also....  Mouse is fine though and can right-click and paste instantly or use other menu options.  Happens anywhere in Firefox too: in address bar, in the find text box, in the preferences, in my saved passwords, haven't found a place with no lag.

Have searched around for some hours now and only found suggestions to disable accessibility service, but accessibility service has already been disabled for a while now.  Everything else in my Gnome desktop session is running fine.  Restarting Firefox temporarily solves the issue but is highly annoying and interruptive with as much as I have going on sometimes.  Due to timing randomness, starting Firefox without certain add-ons is impossible as I can't spend days at a time without any of them.  Just have to open a text editor and type what I need to in there, then paste with mouse, until I can find a good stopping place to restart Firefox.

Have included most of the info from about:support in the Troubleshooting Information.  Spent quite a bit of time looking at all my modified preferences, nothing popped out but if there's something you think I could include to help, let me know. Thanks

Asked by 𝖘𝖈𝖆𝖗 2 months ago

Syncing problem?

After updating to v120 my Firefox started behaving strangely. With v119 I was able to fire up my Linux and Firefox and had immediate access to both Gmail and Calendar. N… (read more)

After updating to v120 my Firefox started behaving strangely. With v119 I was able to fire up my Linux and Firefox and had immediate access to both Gmail and Calendar. Now I am requested to sign in every time, are offered a Shareable Calendar (for which I have no use) and get a notification in my cell phone reporting a new login. It would appear that the problem lies in syncing as WhatsApp Web is also requesting scanning its QR code every time too. This is most annoying. No settings were changed after the update. As a temporary solution I grabbed a v119 tar.gz from my wife's laptop and installed it in mine. Now all is behaving normally as before. Am I doing something wrong? Will appreciate any help you can provide.

Asked by topocalc 2 months ago

Set to B&W but print color, set to color print B&W

Firefox 120.0.1 (64 bit) Snap for Ubuntu. Printer HP OfficeJet 3833 Printing a web page. If I set print black and white firefox show me the preview black and white but pr… (read more)

Firefox 120.0.1 (64 bit) Snap for Ubuntu. Printer HP OfficeJet 3833 Printing a web page. If I set print black and white firefox show me the preview black and white but print color. If I set print color firefox show me the preview in color but print black and white.

Asked by sviluppo7 2 months ago

Firefox Not Allowing for 1password Yubikey Authentication

Hello, I've had this issue where in order to get the 1password extension to work, you have to login to your account using the firefox browser. During that authenticatio… (read more)

Hello,

I've had this issue where in order to get the 1password extension to work, you have to login to your account using the firefox browser. During that authentication process, after successful credentials are entered, the web page asks to "Plug in your security key and activate now". However, there is no prompt within the Firefox browser to indicate that firefox is identifying that the browser needs the key. Typically, in the past I've gotten a pop up that's from firefox that says somethign to the effect of "plug in your security key and touch". However, this time it does not occur.

I've gone to 1Password Support, Yubikey Support, and both have told me its nothing wrong with their product, but instead my firefox configuration. I know its not an issue with my hardware key based on various troubleshooting methods - firstly the key appears with `lsusb`, I also am able to use the security key on this same device when using Chrome. We also validated it's not exclusively a 1password issue as I don't get the prompt in firefox when using another website ( https://demo.yubico.com/webauthn-technical/registration)

Below are my webauthn configs: ``` security.webauth.webauthn true security.webauth.webauthn_enable_softtoken false security.webauth.webauthn_enable_usbtoken true security.webauth.webauthn_testing_allow_direct_attestation false security.webauthn.ctap2 true security.webauthn.webauthn_enable_android_fido2.residentkey false ```

I've also toggled the `webauthn_enable_softtoken` on, but no luck. I also po

I'm on version 120.0 of Firefox. Firefox is not installed via snap, and I validated that all the firefox folders & files were owned by root. There also no apparmor or any interference from other apps blocking it from working.

At a loss for what to do, so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by mozilla.corned775 2 months ago