process management: process in foreground

Is there a way to keep the firefox process in foreground? I'd like to write a .CMD script which opens a file location where the profiles are stored (a VHD file), mount it… (read more)

Is there a way to keep the firefox process in foreground? I'd like to write a .CMD script which opens a file location where the profiles are stored (a VHD file), mount it, and then launch it with the profile stored up there, something like:

start "firefox" /W "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" "-foreground -profile ""%driveletter%\%ffprofile%"""

...but firefox always forks to background. I do not want that, as this batch script needs to close the VHD file after firefox process completes.

How do I keep the process in foreground?

Asked by janpieter.sollie 6 days ago

command line search results are opened in a new window instead of a new tab of existing instance of firefox

Launching firefox from the command line: ``` firefox --search test ``` I am expecting to open the search results in a new tab of an existing firefox window. But that does… (read more)

Launching firefox from the command line:

``` firefox --search test ```

I am expecting to open the search results in a new tab of an existing firefox window. But that doesn't happen. I also tried with ``` firefox --search test --new-tab ``` Didn't work either.

Firefox version: 78.0.1 (64 bits)

Asked by Jules Randolph 6 days ago

Links won't open from within websites

Hi, I have recently encountered a problem in that, if I select a link from within a website page, it appears in the title bar at the top of the page, but won't open. Can… (read more)

Hi, I have recently encountered a problem in that, if I select a link from within a website page, it appears in the title bar at the top of the page, but won't open. Can you advise please? Many Thanks, Geoff. Midgley

Asked by geoff.midgley 6 days ago

White bar on top of window going onto another monitor

Hi, I've recently had an issue where there is a white bar on one of my other monitors when Firefox is maximised. I have reinstalled Firefox, restarted in Safe Mode, unins… (read more)

Hi,

I've recently had an issue where there is a white bar on one of my other monitors when Firefox is maximised. I have reinstalled Firefox, restarted in Safe Mode, uninstalled it completely and tried a different build (I tried Nightly 80.0a1) and it has remained the same.

The issue does not occur on any other window or browser; I have tried Edge and Chrome and it doesn't occur on either of those.

Here is how it looks in person, and Here is how it looks when Firefox is minimised (The black bar is just the gap between my two monitors)

Here is how it looks in a screenshot (note the white line between the top of the Firefox window and my wallpaper)

Asked by jpsuthanah 6 days ago

Problems with new Reader View design

The new design of Reader View has two problems: Given that this feature is particularly important for those with eyesight problems or other disabilities, it seems like … (read more)

The new design of Reader View has two problems:

  1. Given that this feature is particularly important for those with eyesight problems or other disabilities, it seems like a bad move to have made the buttons smaller.
  1. The buttons used to be on the left-hand side of the window, but now they're directly to the left of the page text. This means that the pop-out controls for the Listen button now overlap the text. So if I want to be able to read the text at the same time as listening to the TTS, I have to click a second time on the Listen button to hide the pop-up. Then I have to click on it for a third time if I want to stop the TTS.

Asked by Andrew Gillett 1 week ago

Last reply by Andrew Gillett 6 days ago

Windows hanging/freezing when Firefox is in use.

When I have Firefox running, Windows is freezing occasionally. Sometimes it is freezing every few minutes; sometimes a couple of times per hour. I find errors in the Wi… (read more)

When I have Firefox running, Windows is freezing occasionally. Sometimes it is freezing every few minutes; sometimes a couple of times per hour. I find errors in the Windows event log from the ESENT service which correlate to the freezing events (see attached image).

The freezing events seem to occur more often if I have more Firefox tabs open.

I have tried running Firefox with add-ons disabled and have uninstalled and then reinstalled Firefox and the in both cases the freezing events still occur.

The freezing events do not occur if I use MSIE or Chrome, but I would prefer to use Firefox.

I have checked Device Manager for errors - there are none. The S.M.A.R.T. utility reports all OK for my C drive.

I am looking for advice on how to resolve this problem.

Thank you!

Asked by kgkayak 6 days ago

Last reply by kgkayak 6 days ago

Access to the file was denied on macOS

When I try to open a local file using file:///Users/myuser/Documents/... , I get "Access to the file was denied". I'm on macOS 10.15.5. GetInfo on the file shows that I h… (read more)

When I try to open a local file using file:///Users/myuser/Documents/... , I get "Access to the file was denied". I'm on macOS 10.15.5. GetInfo on the file shows that I have read and write access. Firefox version is 77.0.1. I can't recall whether I gave Firefox permission to access my Documents folder when I first ran it on macOS 10.15. If I didn't, I don't know how to now give it access.

Asked by Charlie 6 days ago

roboform

I use roboform and, I guess Firefox, puts the roboform toolbar at the bottom of the screen - frequently there is no option to scroll the screen up and I cannot read what … (read more)

I use roboform and, I guess Firefox, puts the roboform toolbar at the bottom of the screen - frequently there is no option to scroll the screen up and I cannot read what is on the bottom of the screen unless I disable the roboform toolbar, read the line or two I am missing and then reenable the roboform toolbar - not a huge deal but sort of a pain in the neck - any way around that? Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by hjcombs 6 days ago

Floating Videos -- FF 77.0.1

With newer releases of FF floating videos seem more difficult to defeat. Audio and Video are blocked in FF preferences but does nothing zero effect. Like om Foxnews.com… (read more)

With newer releases of FF floating videos seem more difficult to defeat. Audio and Video are blocked in FF preferences but does nothing zero effect. Like om Foxnews.com. Page loads and I am blown out of the room by screaming audio...

Asked by JoeJupa 1 week ago

Last reply by JoeJupa 6 days ago

nothing loads

Firefox won't load any pages at all, the home page is blank and I've tried several things to try and fix it such as restarting my laptop and reinstalling Firefox. I've tr… (read more)

Firefox won't load any pages at all, the home page is blank and I've tried several things to try and fix it such as restarting my laptop and reinstalling Firefox. I've tried safe mode but everything's still blank on there so I know it isn't my addons. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by crammitjammit 6 days ago

Unable to sign in to Dropbox on Firefox but signing in fine on Safari

Hello there! I write today because I am having this problem every now and then where I try to sign into Dropbox on my Mac desktop and then when I click log in, literally… (read more)

Hello there!

I write today because I am having this problem every now and then where I try to sign into Dropbox on my Mac desktop and then when I click log in, literally nothing happens. I don't get any error message, no incorrect password message, nothing. Simply nothing happens. I've waited a couple minutes to see if it is simply a slow connection; nope. I've already contacted Dropbox support twice; the first time, the issue just went away on its own. When the issue came back today, I contacted them again and they said it is likely a problem with Firefox since everything works perfectly fine on another browser like Safari. They said to try clearing the cookie cache, which I have now done multiple times, and still nothing happens. I've even updated to the latest version that came out just the other day.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Luke

Asked by lbmagruder 6 days ago

Roundcube Crashing

The latest version of Firefox (updated 7/5/20) was added to my Windows 10 PC and now every time I try to use the mail program Roundcube, the Firefox tab crashes. Just tho… (read more)

The latest version of Firefox (updated 7/5/20) was added to my Windows 10 PC and now every time I try to use the mail program Roundcube, the Firefox tab crashes. Just thought you ought to know about this bug so you can fix it. It's never happened with any previous version of Firefox, so something in your latest update isn't playing nice with Roundcube and has to be fixed.

Asked by leagal99 1 week ago

Last reply by leagal99 6 days ago

Issue with New Windows Opening for Office 365 Online

When I open anything in a new window for Office 365, I get a blank rendering of the content, which I obviously can't use. This is frustrating, because anytime that I want… (read more)

When I open anything in a new window for Office 365, I get a blank rendering of the content, which I obviously can't use.

This is frustrating, because anytime that I want to pop and email out of Outlook online to focus on later, I can't. Also, if I want to reply to a calendar invite, I can't because outlook pops up a new window that wont render. I really want to keep using firefox because of your mission and privacy... but I may have to move to chrome for this because most of my work is done in outlook online.

Asked by joseph.thompson 6 days ago

Unable to login please Help!!!

I am unable to login to firefox accounts . I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login. I Don't ha… (read more)

I am unable to login to firefox accounts .

I have the correct Email and Password, but it keeps asking me for the conformation code sent to the email for login.

I Don't have access to the Email(Gmail) on file as i store the password for my email in firefox lockwise, which i am unable to access or sync to my newly installed firefox browser.

So its like

----can't access my firefox account -------because------- can't access my email for code------because--------can't access my firefox lockwise-------because-------can't access my firefox account.


Need help ASAP as all my passwords for gmail, banks, utilitits.... all are store in my lockwise.

Asked by 029gautam 6 days ago

Last reply by 029gautam 6 days ago

account on the computer

Hello, When they said (in swedish) You have one step more before you installation is finished and that is to connect another device so I tried to connect my mobile and I … (read more)

Hello, When they said (in swedish) You have one step more before you installation is finished and that is to connect another device so I tried to connect my mobile and I think I succeeded. But, on the computer it seems that I can't find the application. It isn't there so I have tried to download it again but that must be wrong because than I must do everything all over again and I guess it than isn't compatible with my mobile. Why is it so very hard to download?? What must I do? Yours, Marie

Asked by marie.darin 6 days ago

Last reply by marie.darin 6 days ago

Sharepoint checkout not only in Read Only Mode for excel/word docs

I am using latest version of Firefox on Windows 10 machine. We use sharepoint to store files...I am not able to checkout any files using firefox browser. It works with Ed… (read more)

I am using latest version of Firefox on Windows 10 machine. We use sharepoint to store files...I am not able to checkout any files using firefox browser. It works with Edge, Chrome and IE ofcourse. Is there any setting I need to configure to make this happen?

Everytime I open a file from TFS, it opens in Read Only mode. If I do the same using edge/chrome/IE, the file opens in excel/word with a checkout button on the ribbon on top. However this option is not visible when using firefox. Please help

Asked by popeye1982in 6 days ago

Firefox crashing when streaming video content

Hi there. I am running Firefox version 78.0.1 and am experiencing crashes when streaming ANY video content at the moment. The browser simply closes without any error mess… (read more)

Hi there. I am running Firefox version 78.0.1 and am experiencing crashes when streaming ANY video content at the moment. The browser simply closes without any error message being reported. This is the first time that this has happended to me.

Asked by dembones46 6 days ago

Firefox asks for CAC pin when starting

Recently Firefox has been asking me for my CAC pin when it starts up. The way I remember it working is it would ask me for the pin only if I was going to a site that need… (read more)

Recently Firefox has been asking me for my CAC pin when it starts up. The way I remember it working is it would ask me for the pin only if I was going to a site that needed the credentials.

It's slightly annoying that it asks every time I open firefox as I only need the CAC for work related stuff. Is there a setting or something to disable this? I can't seem to find anything that works.

Version 78.0.1 (64-bit) Windows 10, Although I noticed this was happening on Linux as well.

Asked by lee.blake.a 6 days ago