Option to reduce touchpad sensitivity at the end of each scroll

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by… (read more)

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by setting `apz.gtk.kinetic_scroll.enabled` to `false` and increasing the default value of `general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS` from `50` to `120`. However, there is still minor quirk with my scrolling experience especially at the end of each scroll or each time I pause scrolling.

This minor quirk has a lot to do with how I do the two-finger scroll gesture. For each scroll, I don't necessarily lift my fingers up immediately. I might pause for a while then scroll further until my finger reaches the end of the touchpad or I might scroll in the opposite direction without lifting my finger up. However, just having two of my fingers rest on the touchpad detects even the slightest movement. The effect is a page slightly shakes each time I pause scrolling without lifting my fingers up. Although, this minimal shake also occurs as I lift my finger up.

This behavior is detailed in a bug report here . It might have something to do with Wayland but based on my experience, the issue still persists when running Firefox through XWayland. Also, Vivaldi (Chromium) which also runs in XWayland, doesn't show this problem. In Vivaldi, the touchpad will be less sensitive (at least that's how it feels for me) each time I pause scrolling.

I already tried fiddling with the following through the `about:config` to no avail:

  • apz.touch_move_tolerance
  • apz.touch_start_tolerance
  • mousewheel.transaction.ignoremovedelay
  • mousewheel.transaction.timeout

Asked by lewisbolaton 19 hours ago

Deleted Folder keeps reappearing when I save an image/video

I had a folder on my desktop that I created a couple months ago and then deleted. However, for some reason it keeps coming back, and I've discovered that it happens whene… (read more)

I had a folder on my desktop that I created a couple months ago and then deleted. However, for some reason it keeps coming back, and I've discovered that it happens whenever I download something. This seems to happen regardless of where I save something or where the pop-up for choosing the download destination automatically opens to. It also seems to be specific to firefox, as this doesn't seem to happen with other browsers.

I should add that it's only the folder itself that comes back. Before I originally deleted it, I emptied its contents and it's only the empty folder that keeps reappearing on my desktop

Asked by notabot2001 17 hours ago

fire fox tabs not working Click on the tab but nothing comes up. the audio for you tube is playing but can not access it

tabs not working: Click on the tab but nothing comes up. the audio for you tube is playing but can not access it. Click on the firefox I con and the tab buttons appear … (read more)

tabs not working:

Click on the tab but nothing comes up. the audio for you tube is playing but can not access it.

Click on the firefox I con and the tab buttons appear but click on them nothing happens. thanks

Asked by parkhurst1898 16 hours ago

lockwise : maintain updated password

I have firefox on windows with lockwise activated when I change a password on a site eg. FB, I have to maintain the password in lockwise. Is this correct ? It does not pr… (read more)

I have firefox on windows with lockwise activated when I change a password on a site eg. FB, I have to maintain the password in lockwise. Is this correct ? It does not prompt for update of saved password .. or do we have to activate a setting for this or does this feature not exist ? thanks for all info best regards, Guy

Asked by Guy Przytula 14 hours ago

Where is Header & Footer setting in firefox?

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer… (read more)

Hello! After upgrading Mozilla Firefox to version 86.0, the header and footer setup menu in the Page Setup section has disappeared. How can I change the header and footer content in the new version?

Asked by rbeniwal0003 14 hours ago

password manager

Just a general question : firefox on windows I used to have lastpass as password manager. as they are moving out nice features from the free version to the payed version… (read more)

Just a general question : firefox on windows I used to have lastpass as password manager. as they are moving out nice features from the free version to the payed version I switched to lockwise. But it does not maintain automatically your password. What password manager are you using ? does it have the maintain feature of updated password ? Thanks for all recommendations Best regards, Guy

Asked by Guy Przytula 14 hours ago

Sync is not working completely (logs included)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://cont… (read more)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://controlc.com/8afabe84

I have the same account set on two different devices (My desktop PC and my android phone, this device I am trying to sync is the third one) and both those device were synced long time ago.

I tried with another profile which I am using for my work related stuff, still no success. First I tried syncing on Ubuntu 20.10 and then installed on Ubuntu 20.04(currently) but it is without success.

I need to sync to this device the bookmarks, extensions, saved logins, etc... Currently I do not have my other PC to export this stuff, please help.

Some of the thing in the logs:

1618133031444 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: LockException: Could not acquire lock. Label: "service.js: login".(resource://services-sync/util.js:62:5) JS Stack trace: LockException@util.js:62:5 throwLockException@util.js:148:11 WrappedLock@util.js:162:15 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 login@service.js:1049:66 sync/<@service.js:1327:26 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1335:7


1618133047237 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/167262145/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047237 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1618133047239 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1618133047241 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.js:1038:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1038:15 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false.

Asked by Nikola Lozanovski 13 hours ago

MZ/DDG search results show strange URL

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits t… (read more)

DDG search term entered is, as an example, "asus strix gtx 750ti 4g kaufen" (problem happens with any search term). Paging down in the list of results, I get many hits that a seemingly "routed" over a misused URL (which as the search term addended to it). Selecting such a result always brings up the same "strange" page with "pointers" to amazon. Leaving the page puts me automatically on the unwanted amazon page.

It is very annoying. Happens with more or less all search terms.

No virus, at least BitDefender full scan says so. I'm using private mode, HTTPS on and Ublock origin. Haven't changed my method of searching - this problem exist since a few weeks (MZ since v.86). Chrome and Opera work fine - they say either "503 error" or "page not found" ...

How can I fix this - maybe the uploaded image can help diagnose the problem?

Asked by give-me-a-chance 10 hours ago

Firefox refuses to enstabilsh connection

Hi, as of yesterday I'm no longer able to use firefox, since browsing doesn't work anymore. As soon as I try to load a page, a messge pops up that said that due to a poss… (read more)

Hi, as of yesterday I'm no longer able to use firefox, since browsing doesn't work anymore. As soon as I try to load a page, a messge pops up that said that due to a possible health risk firefox doesn't even bother to connect (and of course I looked for a link that allowed be to go on) The test is geman, but I think that the basic of the message. Unfortunately there is no support whatsoever in other languages.

I think I can change the settings in opera, which, as the best browser atm, would be a real improvent to firefox, but I am not able to export the chronic as well as the bookmarks, that why I stayd with FF. But now, since FF isn't running anymore, I decided to finally improve my Browser. How do I import bookmarks,chronic and other settings form FF to Opera ?

Asked by adicllong 10 hours ago

Random selection of multiple tabs

Suddenly, beginning about three days ago, selecting a tab doesn't always then display that tab but instead the tab is selected in "multiple tab selection" mode WITHOUT pr… (read more)

Suddenly, beginning about three days ago, selecting a tab doesn't always then display that tab but instead the tab is selected in "multiple tab selection" mode WITHOUT pressing the CTRL key. Clicking on a tab highlights the tab instead of displaying the tab. Another click on the tab deselects the tab. Clicking on other tabs, selects rather than displaying them.

Believe me, I understand what multiple tab selection is, how it works and how to correctly use it. This is not the case. I use tabs all day, every day and suddenly Firefox behaves erratically and randomly by selecting the tab and multiple tabs rather than displaying the tab selected.

The workaround is to then select other tabs, deselect all tabs and then select the originally desired tab whereby the tab is displayed. If this is anomaly is unique me and only me, I will take my search to the Linux Cinnamon forums.

Asked by zwineguy 9 hours ago

bookmark recovery from a hdd

last march my pc was destroyed bu the hdd is OK. How i can recover the bookmarks. I have more than 1000 and Those bookmarks are very important for my work. so recover th… (read more)

last march my pc was destroyed bu the hdd is OK. How i can recover the bookmarks. I have more than 1000 and Those bookmarks are very important for my work. so recover them will be great. thanks in advance.

Asked by Romeo 9 hours ago

Firefox not removing adds

Hi Mozilla, I, unfortunately, have the same problem as others regarding Firefox not blocking ads even though adblocker has been installed. I have always had the adblocker… (read more)

Hi Mozilla,

I, unfortunately, have the same problem as others regarding Firefox not blocking ads even though adblocker has been installed.

I have always had the adblocker icon in the tool bar, and for each web visit, I could see how many ads being blocked. This icon has disappeard. Your soluction is to go to customize, but there are only icons for your settings (eg plugins) not the actual adblocker plugin icon. So therefore not possible to move the adblocker icon to the toolbar, as it is not showing in your customize options. I have now run a Microsoft malware/adware full scan - this did not help. I have also re-installed Firefox, and re installed several adblocker plugins. The page videnskab.dk suddenly runs ads when I access with firefox. I have just tried with Edge and no ads. So this must be an firefox browser issue. Would be great to get my icon back AND also to get the adblocker back in action. Looking forward to solution, tks, all the Best Christianne Nielsen

Asked by c.nielsen.shopping 8 hours ago

Blocky / Missing Text especially in Outlook

Firefox is not properly displaying text as shown in the attached screenshots. It mostly happens while on outlook.com, but it even happened while looking through settings… (read more)

Firefox is not properly displaying text as shown in the attached screenshots. It mostly happens while on outlook.com, but it even happened while looking through settings in Firefox. If you highlight the text it usually displays correctly as you can see at the bottom of the screenshot.

I check the AMD graphics driver and it it the latest one; should I uninstall and reinstall? Or is there something else that might be causing this?

Also, I tried blocking websites from using their own font, but that only made Outlook show a bunch of blanks instead of letters.

Asked by willnofalla 6 hours ago

Uploading on Google Drive, 2x slow in firefox compared to other browsers.

Hi, I'm a student and I am not tech savvy. Not so literate about codes and customization, but I can understand and follow instructions for those who can help me. I've rec… (read more)

Hi, I'm a student and I am not tech savvy. Not so literate about codes and customization, but I can understand and follow instructions for those who can help me.

I've recently move to firefox from chrome few days ago. And I noticed that when I'm uploading some of our video lectures in google drive / google classroom, it is very slow. So I tried using my laptop's microsoft edge browser, and it is 2-3x faster there.

What could be wrong?

Asked by rhonearevyn.roque 6 hours ago

Sync tabs doesn't work right

Hello, I'm using firefox sync with an own sync server. Since a few weeks the synchronization of tabs doesn't work right. I use five devices. On my Macbook, the iPhone … (read more)

Hello,

I'm using firefox sync with an own sync server.

Since a few weeks the synchronization of tabs doesn't work right. I use five devices. On my Macbook, the iPhone and the iPad mini I can see and reach the tab-sync of these three devices.

On another iPad and an Linux-PC, wich I added at last, I can see the tab-sync of all five devices.

How can I force the first three devices to sync the tabs of all five devices? I did alread several steps of testing and trying, like manual synchronization or remove and adding again all devices to the account.

It would be great to find some help! Thanks in advance and best regards - Daniel

Asked by Daniel_WW 5 hours ago

After update letters missing, discolored or replaced by black squares on different sites

As of today´s update to 87.0 FF has become virtually unuseable on many sites. Tab titles, website address line and contents of websites that were fine so far display miss… (read more)

As of today´s update to 87.0 FF has become virtually unuseable on many sites. Tab titles, website address line and contents of websites that were fine so far display missing or pink singular letters or whole lines of text are made up of blackened squares and rectangles. Upon marking said lines the correct text is visible. What´s going on? Cache and cookies clear, rebooted, still same problem. Hesitant about wiping account regarding having to reinstall all addins that have been running fine for years. Deleted Kaspersky addin in hopes it was the culprit. Unfortunately, no. Any ideas anyone?

Asked by barbara.miller 3 hours ago

Picture in Picture video DISABLE

FF 87.0 Win10 Tried with about:config and that didn't work. Tried disabling in General - Browsing. The videos I watch do not have a settings option. How do I disable this… (read more)

FF 87.0 Win10

Tried with about:config and that didn't work. Tried disabling in General - Browsing.

The videos I watch do not have a settings option.

How do I disable this bloody annoyance?

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 3 hours ago