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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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

How can I get the "old" address bar functionality back?

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything… (read more)

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything into icons. I have no idea why. Maybe it had something to do with the mobile version. With a few customizations I was able to get the old look back, with my address bar.

Then a while back the address bar changed. It used to be that the address bar had a drop down that listed the sites you used most frequently. At some point mine just sortof froze and only lists the same 8 sites. Except its worse because 2 of them are now searches for Google and Amazon and not even the original google or amazon web pages. I cannot delete pages from this list like I could in the past, either.

Also, you could, you know... put an address in the address bar and it would take you directly to that site. Now it tries to do a search just as often as it actually takes me to the correct site.

This forcing search engines baffles me, because there's an actual search bar, right directly next to the address bar by default.

So if someone could help me understand how I can change my address bar back to being an address bar, that would be a great help to me. Second, if I could fix the drop down of sites to either be my most frequent sites, or a list of sites I add manually, that would be great also.

Asked by Mathius 6 days ago

Last reply by Mathius 6 days ago

AVG Free Can Results

Hi an AVG FREE Scan Reported Hackers Can Hijack my DNS Settings Should I be worried about this if so what do i do to remove this threat Computer Lenovo Desk top OS … (read more)

Hi an AVG FREE Scan Reported

Hackers Can Hijack my DNS Settings Should I be worried about this if so what do i do to remove this threat

Computer Lenovo Desk top OS Windows 10 Browser Firefox Anti Viurus AVG Free

Asked by rwbg04774 1 week ago

Last reply by rwbg04774 6 days ago

I can't get in the page

Hello, i'm having a problem navigating inside some of the websites on Firefox for Mac. Either the page is grey, and I can't navigate the page or I can't scroll down the p… (read more)

Hello,

i'm having a problem navigating inside some of the websites on Firefox for Mac. Either the page is grey, and I can't navigate the page or I can't scroll down the page. It's not doing it on evry websites but it's become really annoying.

I tried to go into Preferences and in the privacy to see if there was somthing there, but the privacy setting is set to standard and I don't see anything there that can prevent what's happening.

Thank you for your help in this matter. Kssaw

Asked by kssaw 1 week ago

Last reply by kssaw 6 days 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 6 days ago

Websites that I pin to TOP SItes keep shifting or disappearing

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not stayin… (read more)

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not staying in place when they are "Pinned"? Annoying that I have to continuously do this. I am using FF Version 87.0

Asked by kathyjoe5 1 week ago

Last reply by kathyjoe5 6 days 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 6 days ago

Page source is sometimes incomplete

Here's how I discovered this issue. PayPal has a page on which the user selects a method for having money withdrawn from one's PayPal account to one's bank. I've found th… (read more)

Here's how I discovered this issue.

PayPal has a page on which the user selects a method for having money withdrawn from one's PayPal account to one's bank. I've found that this page's "Next" button works correctly (that is, it loads the page on which the user would then indicate the amount to be transferred) on Firefox 40.0.2, but it works incorrectly (that is, it only underlines the word "Next" and does not load a new page) on Firefox 52.9.0 and Firefox 87.0.2. (My internet access in each case is dialup.)

After pursuing various leads on the possible cause, it occurred to me to inspect the page source for the "withdraw" page for each of those versions of Firefox. And I discovered that the page source displayed by Firefox 40.0.2 contained content that was absent from the page source displayed by either of the other two Firefox versions. Some of this content appeared to define a function that returns content to the server when "Next" was clicked. If true, this could certainly account for why clicking the button didn't do what it should.

I noticed that the page source uses as many as 12 nested levels of <div>-</div> elements, which seems counter to the advice I read at an HTML standards page (at whatwg.org). But I don't know whether this could be a factor in the behavior I described.

I've copied the page source for each Firefox version and pasted them into text files, but I wasn't sure it would be appropriate to post them publicly. I would be glad to provide them offline.

Thanks for any help or suggestions.

Asked by dhlevin 1 week ago

Last reply by dhlevin 6 days ago

Firefox refuses to open

Attempting to open Firefox in any way pulls up a white box as if it's about to open for a split second before immediately closing. Refreshing, uninstalling/reinstalling, … (read more)

Attempting to open Firefox in any way pulls up a white box as if it's about to open for a split second before immediately closing. Refreshing, uninstalling/reinstalling, and attempting to boot to Safe Mode all pull up the same result.

Asked by Creepster217 1 week ago

Last reply by Creepster217 6 days ago

How Do I reopen lost windows?

After returning from my wisdom teeth removal, I accidentally told firefox to forget the last 5 minutes of history, and now all of my tabs (including a few very important … (read more)

After returning from my wisdom teeth removal, I accidentally told firefox to forget the last 5 minutes of history, and now all of my tabs (including a few very important signup pages) have disappeared. I understand that this option says that the action "cannot be undone," but is there any way for me to reopen or recover those closed windows? I am panicking a bit right now.

Thank you so much.

Asked by Pendragonchen1 1 week ago

Last reply by Pendragonchen1 1 week ago

Firefox issue with the new version

We have been facing issue regarding CSRF authentication failure and x_factor_key when we try to access Splunk and Cisco ISe in our production network. Could someone pleas… (read more)

We have been facing issue regarding CSRF authentication failure and x_factor_key when we try to access Splunk and Cisco ISe in our production network. Could someone please help on this?

Asked by pc271286 6 days ago

Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back is not working

Hello, Apple Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back with one finger gesture is not working. Any idea if its disabled somewhere in FF settings? FF Version: 87.0 (64-bit) MacBook Pro … (read more)

Hello,

Apple Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back with one finger gesture is not working. Any idea if its disabled somewhere in FF settings?

FF Version: 87.0 (64-bit) MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with macOS Mojave

Asked by awaistariq88 5 days ago

Compatibility: an increasing number of websites and features do not work in Firefox on Linux

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like … (read more)

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like multi-account containers - as a software developer these are non-negotiable. I choose to use Linux for similar reasons, and many Linux distributions come with Firefox preinstalled as a default browser. In light of recent changes to Google's data collection through Chrome, I am more than ever committed to using Firefox as my only browser.

However over the last year or so, I have noticed an increasing number of websites or features on websites have stopped working in Firefox on Linux, forcing me to use Chrome against my wishes. Examples include the entirety of the Australian government's MyGov website; the phone call feature in Slack; and Google Meet meetings (no audio). I know people who use Firefox on other operating systems and they have not had these problems, so I can only assume that the issue is specific to Firefox on Linux.

I am not trying to suggest that Mozilla is responsible for this in any way - if Google or Slack or the government refuse to support Firefox on Linux, that's their responsibility, not Mozilla's. However, I am not convinced that the lack of support is intentional, or that it isn't a quirk of the particular Linux distribution I use or the version of Firefox included in the package manager. Any advice would be appreciated.

My Firefox version is 84.0.1, and my Linux distribution is KDE Neon User Edition 5.21 which uses Ubuntu 20.04 under the hood.

Asked by loathgrim 1 week ago

Last reply by loathgrim 5 days 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 days ago

Last reply by rhonearevyn.roque 5 days ago

Not showing comments in certain websites

Clicking "Show more comments" on Facebook does nothing (I browse it without an account), also no comments are shown in Cracked.com, I haven't noticed if other sites don't… (read more)

Clicking "Show more comments" on Facebook does nothing (I browse it without an account), also no comments are shown in Cracked.com, I haven't noticed if other sites don't show comments. I use Ubuntu 20.04 (when I first opened FF on this pc it had the gnome icon and I hadn't checked for this problem before importing my old profile with add-ons, now it doesn't show the icon for some reason), I tried safe mode, refresh firefox, creating new profile, uninstalling and deleting home/.mozilla folder, no luck. Before I got this pc I used my old laptop with windows 7 and I'm pretty sure I had the same problem with facebook comments that had started some time earlier.

Asked by Ausemika 6 days ago

Last reply by Ausemika 5 days ago

places.sqlite is imcomplete

Hello, I used my firefox account to restore my browsing history after I switched to a new hard drive. I compared the contents of places.sqlite from before and after the … (read more)

Hello,

I used my firefox account to restore my browsing history after I switched to a new hard drive. I compared the contents of places.sqlite from before and after the switch. (I can do this because I made a backup of the old places.sqlite.) And I noticed that many entries of moz_historyvisits are missing in the new database. I made a graph about this, in which I am using pythons sqlite3 library to inspect the databases moz_historyvisits.visit_date column. For every visit_date I checked if it is still present in the new database or if it got lost. The pattern seems highly irregular.

Does firefox intend to maintain a complete history? By which criteria did individual history entries get lost? Is there a way to restore a complete version of my browser history from my account?

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by garrettmay 1 week ago

Last reply by garrettmay 5 days ago