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Links Started Showing as Visited From the Entire History, Not Just the Current Session

Starting today, on Firefox 87.0 for Linux, any link that I had visited in the past is showing up as visited in the current session. I am in the process of updating thousa… (read more)

Starting today, on Firefox 87.0 for Linux, any link that I had visited in the past is showing up as visited in the current session. I am in the process of updating thousands of listings on Ebay and the link color helps me keep track of where I am in the list each day, especially since I have had to start back from the beginning of the list 3 times. I do not want to clear my history as I keep going back to it to reference old pages. Is there a setting to clear the links visited color without clearing the history? Or is this a bug?

Asked by kimchee2012 2 months ago

View Saved Logins always over input

Firefox version : 87.0 Everytime when I try to type into the input field the "View saved logins" element covers the input. Can I disable this element or is there a way t… (read more)

Firefox version : 87.0

Everytime when I try to type into the input field the "View saved logins" element covers the input. Can I disable this element or is there a way to move it under the field not covering the input that I'm typing into ?

Asked by Richard 2 months ago

Screen sharing one monitor of many

When using screen sharing, FF (up to the latest release 88) offers to share each of the open applications or the full screen. What's missing is to share just one of 3 mon… (read more)

When using screen sharing, FF (up to the latest release 88) offers to share each of the open applications or the full screen. What's missing is to share just one of 3 monitors, if that's what one is using. Chrome has that option, but FF doesn't. Is that on the roadmap to be added? Or is there a plugin or hidden setting that would allow me to do that already?

Asked by Jürgen 2 months ago

FF 87.0, Ubuntu 20.04 Can't share screen

I'm having trouble sharing my screen with Firefox 87 on Ubuntu 20.04.2. What happens when I go to share, the "Will you allow <site> to share your screen" window pop… (read more)

I'm having trouble sharing my screen with Firefox 87 on Ubuntu 20.04.2.

What happens when I go to share, the "Will you allow <site> to share your screen" window pops up. "Select a Window or Screen" is autofilled, but I cannot hit 'allow' (it is greyed out). When I click the dropdown, the "Select a Window or Screen" option is greyed out, and my only other option is "Use Operating System Settings". When I select this I can hit "allow", but no other options pop up and my screen is not shared, although firefox seems to think so (shows the orange symbol at top, site privacy settings show sharing allowed).

Asked by contact480 2 months ago

Warn on close without Restore previous session

I would like for Firefox to be able to: Warn me when closing multiple tabs without restoring my previous session. I have researched online and tinkered with the browser's… (read more)

I would like for Firefox to be able to: Warn me when closing multiple tabs without restoring my previous session.

I have researched online and tinkered with the browser's settings and I could only manage to make Firefox warn me when closing multiple tabs when I also had the option to Restore previous session enabled. I hope that something can be worked out in about:config.

Asked by bqyK6l7Sbdnc 2 months ago

awesomebar: allow narrow interpretation of search terms

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the n… (read more)

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the need of retracing already known websites. (I have removed suggestions and history though, I find that those are mostly in the way.)

One limitation for me as a programmer is that while searching for Python helps me find the correct bookmarks, including C in a search is not helpful, as a c anywhere in a bookmark will give a hit. This even goes for '.com'! The same problem occurs when searching for bookmarks in the bookmark library.

My suggested improvement would be to allow search terms to be interpreted narrowly. This could be done by adding quotes, for example "C" (single quotes could also work).

Is this already possible in some way? And if not, where would be the best place to suggest the improvement? [feedback page reads "Please check back soon"] ( and I'm not sure whether this suits the Bugzilla platform.

Asked by 1-dimensional_box 2 months ago

Grumpy old fogey says why not leave what is working work...

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought… (read more)

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought as better... Give me a break !! the complaint I had which I found a workaround was to DELETE up to 1G of cookies so I had a little usable ram and space on my HDD... Some of the cookies were HUGE... My OS has been Linux mint or other flavours of Linux since about 1990 and used to boot in less than 20 seconds, then it would load the previous days applications where I left off in another 10 seconds... Now, judging by the sixes of the files downloaded to refresh Firefox you are writing BLOATWARE WTF... Why do you think I would not touch Intel & windoze? DAZE of compulsory Amerikan speling & corporate spying are numbered if this keeps deteriorating... 20,000 cookies a day? and how big is the file to install firefox... That is what I call BLOATWARE...

I watch informative YT but when it gets boringly repetitive I just scan what is force fed in the vain hope I will spot something of interest... 90% is crap, or dumb'ed down BS to find a few paste jewels...

My brain is somewhat addled with Dementia, and afflicted with aspects of Asperger's Syndrome, Bi polar disorder... Give me a break Please...

Asked by Brian Ballard 2 months ago

Can I open all links externally / in default browser?

Hi! So I'm using a tool called Ice that creates special profiles for web apps (like Twitter or WhatsApp) to have them run in special browsers resembling Firefox' former s… (read more)

Hi! So I'm using a tool called Ice that creates special profiles for web apps (like Twitter or WhatsApp) to have them run in special browsers resembling Firefox' former site-specific browser feature.

Now when I click links in those web-apps running in special Firefox profiles, I would like to still open links in my default profile / default browser.

There is an about:config option named "browser.link.open_newwindow" which supports the following values:

  • 1: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in the current tab/window.
  • 2: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in a new window.
  • 3: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in a new tab in the current window.

Ideally, there would be an option to open those links using the system's default (like using xdg-open on Linux), which would open the link using my default browser / Firefox' default profile.

Is there some config item that I'm missing - or an add-on for Firefox that does just that (letting the system handle opening the link)? Does anyone have another idea?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by sk22 1 month ago

Keyboard shortcuts on Firefox Homepage

I love the default firefox homepage with the top sites, highlights, etc. However I'd love it even more with an option to navigate it with keyboard shortcuts. I know there… (read more)

I love the default firefox homepage with the top sites, highlights, etc. However I'd love it even more with an option to navigate it with keyboard shortcuts. I know there are several "speed dial" extensions with that functionality, but I would prefer to keep the normal look and feel of the homepage just with keyboard shortcuts for top sites and highlights. Is there a setting to enable shortcuts? If not, this would be a suggestion rather than a question.

Asked by Nico 1 month ago

Search bar on new tab page now duplicates URL bar, making search queries containing a ":" impossible

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting … (read more)

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting errors during compile time? It's now nearly impossible to use Firefox efficiently to search for errors during coding. As can be seen in your press screenshots (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-new-tab-page) there used to be a "Search the web" bar on the new tab page in addition to the "Search or enter web address" URL bar. As their descriptions say, the search bar always triggered a web search - this is a feature i regularly used (~50 times on a work day), which has now been removed. Why? Because Firefox often recognizes my search queries as keywords to trigger the system handler, because they contain a ":". This is often the case with error messages of compilers, as in "ImportError: cannot import name". Instead, both bars show the same description "Search or enter web address" and work the same. Please tell me, how can I restore my search-only-bar, or is a bug report needed to revert changes/introduce a configuration option?

Asked by niklas.j.nett 1 month ago

Screen Share Window Selection Crashes Computer

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by … (read more)

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by holding the power button. It hurts my heart every time I have to do it, especially because of how new my computer is.

Asked by aaronjencks 1 month ago

Suggesting feature

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox? I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookm… (read more)

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox?

I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookmarks folde little confiusung sometimes and detecting whether a folder or name due to themes.

I want to select folder color and title color.

I can't find a way for suggesting way. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/966900 this topic not- up to date. I couldn't found help section.

whatever, How can i sent this request to dev-ops team?

Asked by maxemilian 1 month ago

Want to control the order in which add-ons have access to page source

Hi. Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't suppor… (read more)

Hi.

Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't support HTTPS.

I have both ClearURLs and "HTTPS Everywhere" installed, and I hypothesize that if "ClearURLs" could remove strip the surrounding tracking URL from the embedded real URL, most real sites would work without complaint.

Can I somehow tell Firefox to apply "ClearURLs" before "HTTPS Everywhere", so that "HTTPS Everywhere" operates on the sanitized real address? (Or am I interpreting the situation wrongly?)

Thanks for your help.

Warmly, Pete

Asked by peter.j.riches 1 month ago

read streaming text from a javascript output

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as peop… (read more)

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as people transmit on their amateur radios. Is it somehow possible to capture that information stream in real-time?

My intent is to use a shell script for further processing.

Thank you.

Asked by rusytravis19 1 month ago

How to customize picture-in-picture default size of the video?

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small … (read more)

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small again. The proportions of the window are also useless for most YT vids.

Basically, every time I use picture-in-picture I have to resize it. This is tirin. Is there a way to customize the start size of it like:

- set start size ...x... - remember the last size - auto-size based on the video proportions, set to 1/4 or 1/5 or 1/3, etc.

and so on.

Currently this picture in picture is more annoying then helpful because it require constant manipulation of the picture size. Annoying as hell.

Asked by Michał 1 month ago

Have to click twice on tabs, and menu

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions. When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but… (read more)

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions.

When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but then after a little bit, I need to click tabs twice for me to go to the page. It then sometimes go away for a few minutes, and then comes back.

Sometimes, it's just my mouse that triggers this behavior, but other times, it is both mouse and touchpad. This is not a problem that occurs when using other browsers or programs on my computer.

If I start firefox in safe mode, it's back to normal for a few minutes, but then the issue starts again.

Also, if I click "settings" in the top right, it quickly appears and disappears, making it really hard to access the settings

Asked by sejsbo 1 month ago

2+ minute delay on Firefox start at times with ppoll lines?

Have a strange delay that has happened a number of times that causes a delay of about 2 minutes and 40 seconds for Firefox to open on my fully updated Fedora 33 64bit sys… (read more)

Have a strange delay that has happened a number of times that causes a delay of about 2 minutes and 40 seconds for Firefox to open on my fully updated Fedora 33 64bit system? Using strace it pauses at these to times.

ppoll([{fd=10, events=POLLIN}], 1, {tv_sec=119, tv_nsec=999420000}, NULL, 8) = 1 ([{fd=10, revents=POLLIN}], left {tv_sec=46, tv_nsec=773625894}) ppoll([{fd=14, events=POLLIN}], 1, {tv_sec=119, tv_nsec=999274000}, NULL, 8) = 1 ([{fd=14, revents=POLLIN}], left {tv_sec=113, tv_nsec=850834948})

When it doesn't happen there are no lines with the ppoll information in the strace. At same time, google chrome will load in seconds, just like firefox when it is working correctly.

First time it happened was after an upgrade to latest kernel, so thought that might have been it. Rebooted system to previous kernel, but problem still occurred. Downgraded firefox to previous version, but that also resulted in no change. Checked the rpm listing, and found that nss i686 had also been updated in last pass, so did a reinstall of the nss*x86_64 files. Problem disappeared, and firefox was back to loading in seconds versus the 2 minutes and 40 seconds. (Does seem to work ok once loaded). Reloaded with latest kernel, an it still worked. Upgraded to latest firefox again, and still worked. Ran fine for a full day, but then it started doing the same. Tried the nss reinstall, but no change. Rebooted machine, no other changes, and it went back to working??

Have the strace dump file that is about 4M - line numbers that issue happens. 2687 ppoll([{fd=10, events=POLLIN}], 1, {tv_sec=119, tv_nsec=999420000}, NULL, 8) = 1 ([{fd=10, revents=POLLIN}], left {tv_sec=46, tv_nsec=773625894})

 4422	ppoll([{fd=14, events=POLLIN}], 1, {tv_sec=119, tv_nsec=999274000}, NULL, 8) = 1 ([{fd=14, revents=POLLIN}], left {tv_sec=113, tv_nsec=850834948})

Total of 57123 lines firefox.bad

A run without the errors is about 50866 lines long and has no ppoll lines??

Only seen error with firefox, so not sure if it is related to firefox or firefox with something else in system??

Asked by mikes5 1 month ago

Firefox update

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just … (read more)

Sorry if this has been said, i haven't been able to find it using the words i know. First of all, i'm newbie in general so if anything is missing in the explanation just let me know. My computer uses Linux ( Ubuntu 17.10).

The problems are several and are connected, i believe. Some years ago, when updating the firefox browser throught the "official app store", the name of which i only know in catalan, "programari" and haven't been able to find the analogous name right now. The update was actually an installation of firefox quantum that duplicated my Firefox browsers ( at least in icons, i had both ) as i now had the updated one and the old one, which i simply stopped using. Several problems arose in using this format , for example when i try to open from terminal Jupyter lab i needed to have already open the quantum version, otherwise it would simply open it in the old browser and that was a problem for other things not interesting here maybe. There came a moment where this new so called quantum browser stopped working, i.e. it crashed in completly white screen, while not being able to close it, and, furthermore, without being able to uninstall it, again from this app store, as everytime i tried it the app store window would just show me that it was working ( i pressed uninstall and the "cercle around" dynamic icon showed), but no matter the time i left it to finish it never did/does. Now i'm trying to, again, update the OLD firefox browser i had because it is so old ( version 61 ) that many webs can't even be used ( Netflix for example). HOWEVER, i have to say that any of the official helps to download/update firefox has been of no use for the moment. That is, the "update firefox to latest release"( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-release) page assumes that the update will take place by just going to << Help->About firefox>>, but it doesn't; and the alternative method, using "Choose which Firefox Browser to download in your language" page ( https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release) downloads me a compressed file ( in concrete firefox-88.0.tar.bz2). What is the problem with this? i haven't found a single word saying what to do after this download... i'm a newbie i only see a whole bunch of archives and files within but i don't have the Icon to press( yes, there is the firefox executable program that if you press appears the browser, but how can i place, and use, this outside the file( when i move it outside it stops working)) and so be able to use access the browser without having to go all into the downloaded file?

I know this is extremely long and i apologize for it. Here in the following i'll simply summarize the questions mentioned in hope that someone has any answer: 1) Why Firefox quantum, installed from the official app store in Linux ( it is/was the only Firefox appearing there as if it was the older version), didn't update the last version i previously had and made instead a duplicated, conflicting sometimes with the older ( Jupyter lab problem mentioned ), version. 2) Why has this Quantum browser suddenly crashed in my computer and why i can't even un-install it. 3) What is to be done with the update-downloading compressed file ( coming from https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release ) as to end up with the nice-looking, usually found, firefox browser icon in the screen, instead of having to go inside the file to use it.

Many thanks to anyone being able to help this troubled-guy in his proces of not going back to google chrome and windows.

Asked by joanantichna 1 month ago

Adding a minimalistic sidebar

Does anyone know how to add a sidebar with just the icons (i.e. for bookmarks, history, and sync tabs) and only show the full sidebar by clicking the corresponding icon. … (read more)

Does anyone know how to add a sidebar with just the icons (i.e. for bookmarks, history, and sync tabs) and only show the full sidebar by clicking the corresponding icon. Can that be done through userChrome?

I have attached two images that illustrate what I'm trying to accomplish.

Asked by schlawiener 1 month ago