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Firefox will not play certain videos, such as youtube live streams, or entire other sites do not play.

Specifically this is interesting because regular youtube content *will play just fine* This is something I can readily reproduce for testing, diagnosis, and troubleshoot… (read more)

Specifically this is interesting because regular youtube content *will play just fine*

This is something I can readily reproduce for testing, diagnosis, and troubleshooting.

Please note: I have literally completed all fundamental troubleshooting several times. I respect due diligence and double checking, its just that I wish to be clear I've spent a few hours today on this and am thus far unable to impact the situation at all. --Note on Note: This includes disabling settings/features in firefox. Everything having to do with privacy, networking, hardware accel, and probably another category has been toggled multiple ways. This does not include mucking about in the detailed settings page ( about:config, etc etc). I do not memorize about:config settings I just use reference material to achieve a goal then promptly move on in life, and I am not a professional web developer though I can program so I haven't attempted to fiddle there at all. All that is to say consider any suggestions involving about:config or similar depth of settings to be *untested by myself on this matter* and therefore ripe for suggestions!

Oh, I also have not tested this in a VM. Although I certainly can if requested. I can note that a VPN does not impact this described behavior.

Well, I am able to get teh Ads to play prior to a live stream, sometimes. Note: Ads are not always displayed anyway so I cannot really know the statistics on this for sure.

At this point I have reinstalled Windows10 several times and can still reproduce this problem. All windows security settings have been toggled without impact on core issue. This has been reproduced through multiple win10 reinstalls.

Other browsers, other operating systems will function. I can use firefox on my various linux systems. I can use several versions of firefox to play these same videos on my linux systems.

However win10 at whatever patch level is unable to utilize firefox to play youtube live streams. Again, nothing I've done has impacted this behavior ( reg yt vids OK w/ preview and chats, live stream vids NOT OK, though ads and chats display fine )

I'm several varieties of engineer (Electrical, Networking, Security, Systems - whatever other varieties HR departments decide to use ) and can happily grab whatever data, or create whatever testing conditions that can be asked of me.

Thank you,

Asked by syroth 1 year ago

Answered by syroth 1 year ago

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Escape developer's version in favor of stable without losing profiles

Hello. I use developer's version of ff for a few weeks (currently on 107.0b2). I recently decided to switch back to stable version 106. However, when I run it it says ``… (read more)

Hello. I use developer's version of ff for a few weeks (currently on 107.0b2). I recently decided to switch back to stable version 106. However, when I run it it says

``` Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this installation of Firefox. ```

So, how do I move from developer's version back to stable without losing anything?

(OS: debian 11, if it matters)

Asked by WhiteBlackGoose 1 year ago

Answered by WhiteBlackGoose 1 year ago

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Most websites return "Server Not Found" but reloading the page fixes it.

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error mes… (read more)

When loading a page from a domain I haven't recently visited, it will almost always return the "Server Not Found - Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site," error message. If I reload the page, however, it will load. Sometimes I have to reload 2-6 times before it works, but it always eventually succeeds. When it does work, it often times fails to load certain elements like fonts, images, embedded videos, and occasionally whole stylesheets--things that often require calls to third party domain. Again, reloading the page (sometimes multiple times) will cause the page to load properly.

I have already tried:

  • Different browsers on same computer (issue does not occur)
  • Firefox on different computers with different OS on same network (issue does not occur)
  • Cleared cache (issue persists)
  • Troubleshooting/safe mode (issue persists)
  • Deleted prefs file (issue persists)
  • Disabled DNS prefetching (issue persists)

Asked by Jordan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Developer Console colours and Folder Icons

hello 1) I've been trying to change the console colours for the web developer console using userChrome.css, but I have failed. I want to set the background for console.i… (read more)

hello

1) I've been trying to change the console colours for the web developer console using userChrome.css, but I have failed. I want to set the background for console.info text to be light blue while the text color to be bold dark blue font. I would like to have it only in light theme. Also I would like to change the font size of the console for both themes.

2) Is it possible to change the folders of bookmarks to yellow. I read there are SVG. I tried to solution that are meant to change the folders to yellow, but failed. Can someone point me to a dummies guide for a solution.

The first one is the more important issue.

Thank you in advance

Asked by ProfessorLayman 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Bookmarks not showing in Bookmarks toolbar items anymore

Hi, Before updating Firefox yesterday, I was able to see my 2 bookmarks folders in the Firefox toolbar. Now after updating, I need to click a button with 2 chevrons poin… (read more)

Hi,

Before updating Firefox yesterday, I was able to see my 2 bookmarks folders in the Firefox toolbar. Now after updating, I need to click a button with 2 chevrons pointing right which then shows me only 1 of my bookmarks folders.

There are actually 2 folders in here, which I can see if I go to the Bookmarks menu, but clicking the chevron button only shows a single folder. However the problem is that up until yesterday, those folders were right in the toolbar itself without any chevron button.

Has there been a change in the latest version? I don't see anything about this in the release notes.

Thanks,

- Tate

Asked by tate.mccormick 1 year ago

Answered by tate.mccormick 1 year ago

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Can't adjust or dismiss sidebar -

Normally I use side-berry to hold all of my tabs - the panel normally collapses and hides to the left of the screen - showing just the favicons of the website. After the… (read more)

Normally I use side-berry to hold all of my tabs - the panel normally collapses and hides to the left of the screen - showing just the favicons of the website.

After the most recent firefox update 107.0 (20221110173214) there is now a large bar that i can't remove!

I have a CSS file for appearance, which i have included below.

any idea how to shrink this dead zone? I would really like to keep using my fun tabs.

****
#main-window[tabsintitlebar="true"]:not([extradragspace="true"]) #TabsToolbar > .toolbar-items {
  opacity: 0;
  pointer-events: none;
}


#main-window:not([tabsintitlebar="true"]) #TabsToolbar {
    visibility: collapse !important;
}
 
#nav-bar {
    margin-right:140px;
}
 
/* Some space on top to allow window dragging */
#titlebar {
    appearance: none !important;
    height: 20px;
}
 
/* Fix for main menu calling by Alt button */
#titlebar > #toolbar-menubar {
    margin-top: 10px;
}
 
.titlebar-buttonbox-container {
  display: block;
  height: 35px;
  margin-top: 0px;
}

:root {
  --sidebar-min-width: 50px;
  --sidebar-visible-width: 160px;
}

#sidebar-header {
  overflow: hidden !important;
}

#sidebar-box #sidebar-header {
  display: none !important;
}

#sidebar,
#sidebar-header {
  min-width: var(--sidebar-min-width) !important;
  max-width: var(--sidebar-min-width) !important;
  transition: .1s ease .05s;
  z-index:1;
}
.titlebar-buttonbox-container .titlebar-button {
  display: block;
  height: 45px;
}

#sidebar-box:hover :-moz-any(#sidebar,#sidebar-header) {
  background-color: var(--toolbar-bgcolor) !important;
  min-width: var(--sidebar-visible-width) !important;
  max-width: var(--sidebar-visible-width) !important;
  margin-right: calc((var(--sidebar-visible-width) - var(--sidebar-min-width)) * -1) !important;
  z-index:1;
  position: relative !important;
  transition: .1s ease .05s;
}

Asked by warmbloodedreptile 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox Color Management/Profile Not Being Used

In FF 107.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11, I'm finding that FF is suddenly not honoring my color profile, so everything looks over-saturated. I've tried using gfx.color_manageme… (read more)

In FF 107.0 (64-bit) on Windows 11, I'm finding that FF is suddenly not honoring my color profile, so everything looks over-saturated. I've tried using gfx.color_management.mode 1 (my typical setting) and 2 (the default), and neither seems to fix the issue. The same issue exists in a fresh profile. I'd roll back to test an earlier version of FF, but it seems that's no longer easily possible. Edge is displaying colors properly.

Any ideas or known bugs?

Asked by nrbelex 1 year ago

Answered by nrbelex 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes when I attempt to download or upload a file

Whenever a website prompts for me to upload or download a file and I except Firefox crashes, quitting in its entirety. This still occurs in "Troubleshoot" mode so I assu… (read more)

Whenever a website prompts for me to upload or download a file and I except Firefox crashes, quitting in its entirety. This still occurs in "Troubleshoot" mode so I assume it is not any of my extensions. Here is a crash report from when this occurred if it helps. Another odd observation I made is that I am able to upload a file if I use a "drag-and-drop" feature on a website.

Asked by Reuben Braybrook 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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firefox tabs crash on kernel 6.0 (and following)

I have Firefox 107.0b5 (64-bits) Snap for Ubuntu canonical-002 - 1.0 I use Ubuntu Mainline to update to newer kernels. Never had any problem doing that. I am now on 5.19.… (read more)

I have Firefox 107.0b5 (64-bits) Snap for Ubuntu canonical-002 - 1.0 I use Ubuntu Mainline to update to newer kernels. Never had any problem doing that. I am now on 5.19.15. But when I upgrade to kernel 6 (which is now at 6.0.5) Firefox tabs crash. Reloading doesn't help. Each new tab I open gives the same crash message. I have to restart to get Firefox going again. So I removed kernel 6 and reverted back to kernel 5.19 and have no problems any more. But question, what is the problem between kernel 6 and firefox? Does anybody else experience this problem?

I have no other problems with kernel 6 with other programs or hardware or whatever, only firefox tabs crash...

Asked by peterpov 1 year ago

Answered by peterpov 1 year ago

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Firefox 107 disabled my floating search window.

I use the userChrome.css file to take the search bar from the bottom of the screen and have it float. Here's the instruction that I use ... .browserContainer > findba… (read more)

I use the userChrome.css file to take the search bar from the bottom of the screen and have it float. Here's the instruction that I use ... .browserContainer > findbar {-moz-box-ordinal-group: 0; position: fixed !important; }. Firefox 107 has made that .css instruction non-executable. If I text out the instruction I now get the search box at the bottom of the screen. I want it back to a floating search box. Is there a fix in 107 so I can use my .css file or is there another way to get the search box floating. Regards

Asked by Wallytek 1 year ago

Answered by Wallytek 9 months ago

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Firefox 107 userchrome behavior change --tab-lines

Prior to the last update, Firefox was auto resizing my tab background area (I don't know the technical name of this, but its the menu area behind the tabs) to fit more ta… (read more)

Prior to the last update, Firefox was auto resizing my tab background area (I don't know the technical name of this, but its the menu area behind the tabs) to fit more tabs as I opened them, up to a certain number of open tabs. Now the tab background area remains at its full size from the start even if I have only 1 tab open. I prefer the old behavior and I'm not sure what userchrome setting I need to adjust in order to get back to it. The line that is causing the issue is as follows

  1. main-window {
 /*--tab-min-height: unset !important; */
 --tab-min-height: 38px;
 --tabs-lines: 8;     /* THIS LINE CAUSES THE PROBLEM */
 --tab_min_width_mlt: 186px;
 --tab_max_width_mlt: 186px;
 --tab-min-height_mlt: 38px;

}

I can reduce it to a lower number but when I do that I am stuck with the tab scrolling behavior that I don't want. Perhaps there is a setting to auto resize the tab area that I'm unaware of. I would appreciate any assistance. Thanks.

Asked by Zafaron 1 year ago

Answered by Zafaron 1 year ago

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PDF VIEWER

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-down… (read more)

I'm using 107.0.1 vers. At this link it states: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-another-viewer#w_use-a-different-pdf-viewer-for-downloaded-pdf-files

Disable the built-in PDF viewer and use another viewer

You can also set a different third-party PDF viewer to handle PDF files, instead of Firefox’s built-in PDF viewer. To switch from using the built-in PDF viewer to another viewer: 1. Click the menu button and select . 2. In the panel, go down to the Applications section. (SO WHERE IN THE HELL IS THIS SECTION???) YOU CAN'T DO I never selected Mozilla to open any pdf and there's no where to opt out or change based on what all the troubleshooting tips say... All these tips must be located on a much older version of Firefox cause they ain't in my version OR they are hid under some dubious section... Pretty frustrating....when you want to use Adobe and can't cause I'm locked in under Firefox....don't know how that has happened unless it was done automatically under one of the many current upgrades that have been coming down over the last month.

Asked by Army1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Selectively Allow Cookies

Hi Everyone, My Bank has suddenly decided that ALL cookies must be allowed before letting their customers in -- a requirement with which I wholly disagree. My FireFox is … (read more)

Hi Everyone, My Bank has suddenly decided that ALL cookies must be allowed before letting their customers in -- a requirement with which I wholly disagree. My FireFox is set to block anything that moves, and supported by Ad Blockers and Ublock too. Is there a way in which I can configure FF to allow me into the Bank site without having to change my "secure" settings every time? I am no computer genius - so please make it simple for me.

Thanks everyone.

Ian

Asked by Ian 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Unknown process keeps running when I open Firefox.

Hi, Since about 2 weeks ago everytime I run Firefox a process with the name 'Hello World' runs as well. The text in the command line window reads: "This process runs at… (read more)

Hi,

Since about 2 weeks ago everytime I run Firefox a process with the name 'Hello World' runs as well.

The text in the command line window reads: "This process runs at the full privileges of the user and has access to the entire public desktop API surface

Press any key to exit ... 15:16:48.6322622 (a)ThreadProc Start!! Connection established - waiting for requests"

Does anyone know what this is? I tried searching the net, but I could not find anything useful

I have tried a clean reinstall of Ffox and after running it for the first time, without signing in or installing any add-ons, the same process opened with it.

Thanks,

Mitch.

Asked by Mitch B 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Bookmark synced tabs without opening them?

Hi Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question: I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the … (read more)

Hi

Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question:

I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the desktop browser, without opening them first. I've found out how to view them in the side bar, but I see no option to bookmark all tabs.

It would be nice to have synced Tabs in the Library window and Options panel.

Asked by tilsig-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Password/logins won't save

I have hit "save" when the "do you want to save password" pop up appears many times, but for some reason when I check my logins in about:logins, there is nothing. I trie… (read more)

I have hit "save" when the "do you want to save password" pop up appears many times, but for some reason when I check my logins in about:logins, there is nothing. I tried to manually save a login information with Create New Login, but it tells me "An error occurred while trying to save this password".

Asked by d_a_renoir 1 year ago

Answered by d_a_renoir 1 year ago

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How to disable restore session when reboot computer

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox. But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session wi… (read more)

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox.

But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session will restore at next startup.

Obviously when i reboot my computer, I don't want to see my tabs anymore, but I failed to find any setting to do so. I also find someone say to set `browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash` in `about:config`, but it doesn't work, and I don't think it is the proper way to solve this problem because reboot is not crash.

OS: linux firefox: 107

Asked by slow_d 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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FireFox latest ver, download window resize to smaller fail - now 1/4-ish screen

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller… (read more)

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon

Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller than (roughly) 1/4 of entire screen. (screen-shot attached.)

Attempted: Mouse left-click grab of all corners & sides to drag window smaller - failed!

Note: Download window can be resized *bigger*, showing this window has now been coded with a very large minimum size that is almost 1/4 of full screen

- this was not the case in previous versions.

Micro-annoyances add up, people switch to Chrome (sorry to use the "C" word!)

Asked by batcomputer 1 year ago

Answered by batcomputer 1 year ago