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Firefox does not reliably follow settings

I have a fresh install of Debian 12.5, which came with Firefox 115.7.0esr. Firefox is inconsistent in following the settings I put in. For example, I specified the down… (read more)

I have a fresh install of Debian 12.5, which came with Firefox 115.7.0esr. Firefox is inconsistent in following the settings I put in. For example, I specified the download folder, but it still automatically saved to the original default folder. But when I clicked to ask me before downloading, it does! And it gives me the 1st option to save the the folder I specified. But if I uncheck the "ask me" button, it goes back to putting downloads in my home directory, which I don't want. Another example is I've set it to "open previous windows and tabs on startup", but it doesn't. When I close Firefox with several tabs open, the next time I start it I have just the home tab. Yet when I look in "settings" it still says it's supposed to be opening my previous tabs. This is more annoying than the download issue. How can I get Firefox to follow the settings, which ARE being saved?

Asked by jms 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

desktop bookmark folders and customising search

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me: - I… (read more)

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me:

- I can't seem to be able to place bookmarks into folders on the desktop (like I can with Vivaldi). For example: I visit a lot of news sites, so I'd like to have a folder called "News", and put them all it there instead of having my news site bookmarks all over the desktop. I just find it a cleaner way to organise my desktop.

- I can't seem to customize my search, apart from selecting between the default search engines. I'd like to be able to search "google.co.za" instead of "google.com", but there doesn't seem to be a way of changing that (again, like I can with Vivaldi).

If I could sort these issues out, Firefox would be my main browser, and I'd scrap Vivaldi as I find that it's getting too "heavy". (Of course, maybe these features contribute to that!)

Thank you.

Asked by Mike Stroud 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

pop-ups

On homesnap web site I get a pop-up window for homes.com. I can't get back to homesnap & I can't get rid of the window to redirect to homes.com. What can I do? Thanks… (read more)

On homesnap web site I get a pop-up window for homes.com. I can't get back to homesnap & I can't get rid of the window to redirect to homes.com. What can I do? Thanks

Asked by violets1040 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Issues With Video and Audio Playback

For the longest time (can't pinpoint when it started) I've been having issues with Firefox on desktop (Macbook) playing videos and occasionally audio. Video playback will… (read more)

For the longest time (can't pinpoint when it started) I've been having issues with Firefox on desktop (Macbook) playing videos and occasionally audio. Video playback will be functioning fine, then there seems to be a "trigger"...For ex. I have noticed this is often me trying to play a Twitter video, which won't play normally, and suddenly NO video playback of any kind (and sometimes audio) will work...Youtube, Netflix, you name it.

The only thing that "fixes" the issue (until it pops up again the next time) is quitting Firefox and starting it back up again, usually clearing my cache first for good measure. I have tried disabling all extensions and it has no effect. I have tried playing the video in a private window/incognito—no effect. If I open up Chrome and try to play the same videos I have absolutely no issues.

My Firefox says it is currently up to date, though I am running an older version iOS (Mojave). I have googled and seen many other people having this issue but haven't seen anyone chime in with a fix that actually works. Any ideas?

Asked by Bee M 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Facebook Container

To log into my mortgage lender's site I have to enter my email address. Beside this field is the Facebook container symbol; mousing over it warns me that if I enter my em… (read more)

To log into my mortgage lender's site I have to enter my email address. Beside this field is the Facebook container symbol; mousing over it warns me that if I enter my email here, Facebook can track me. Mortgage Lender used to allow me to log in with a user name, but now requires my email address, which apparently gives Facebook access to track me. Tried speaking to the lender about this, but they simply assert there are no Facebook trackers on their site. So, any workaround for this besides just doing all my business with them by phone from now on?

Asked by Arlis 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox YouTube HDR mode works in Full Screen Mode, Picture in Picture, but not in normal Windowed mode

Hello, Firefox YouTube HDR mode works in Full Screen Mode (FSM), Picture in Picture (PiP), but not in normal Windowed mode (WiM). This bug appeared in around Q3-Q4 2023,… (read more)

Hello,

Firefox YouTube HDR mode works in Full Screen Mode (FSM), Picture in Picture (PiP), but not in normal Windowed mode (WiM). This bug appeared in around Q3-Q4 2023, before that the YouTube HDR mode was available in FSM, PiP and WiM mode.

In Safari the YouTube HDR content works in FSM, PiP and WiM mode.

Firefox 115.7.0esr (64-bit) macOS Sonoma 14.3 ( I updated the system from macOS 13 in the last 2 weeks ) MacBook Pro 14", 2021 w/ Apple M1 Pro (1000 nits sustained full screen, 1600 nits peak)

This issue exists in all HDR videos what I tested on YouTube.

Video ID / sCPN DNL0IDYKzZs / R0TW 6WC7 574W Viewport / Frames 958x539*2.00 / 1 dropped of 1912 Current / Optimal Res 1920x1080@30 / 1920x1080@30 Volume / Normalized 100% / 100% (content loudness -7.1dB) Codecs vp09.02.51.10.01.09.18.09.00 (335) / opus (251) Color arib-std-b67 (HLG) / bt2020 Connection Speed 13936 Kbps Network Activity 0 KB Buffer Health 41.00 s Mystery Text s:4 t:1039.96 b:972.800-1080.966 P L pbs:3824 Date Fri Feb 02 2024 08:17:38 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time)

Asked by Réti Gergő 5 months ago

Last reply by xyzmhx 3 months ago

I would be highly grateful if anyone could please help me?

I am having problems with your Firefox web browser a lot of websites seem to keep crashing and refuse to load and sometimes i am getting errors like this: https://suppor… (read more)

I am having problems with your Firefox web browser a lot of websites seem to keep crashing and refuse to load and sometimes i am getting errors like this:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/secure-connection-failed-firefox-did-not-connect

I have checked all settings everything is correct and my web browser is up to date!

I am particularly having this problem on my windows 7 laptop it is a 64bit version.

Any help would on this would be highly appreciated!

Kind Regards

Mark.

Asked by Mark Dorrington 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Tabs/windows crashes when clicking link

Om Macos 12.7.3 Monterey using FF 115.7.0esr (64-bit). Been using FF since God knows when. All well. But a couple of months ago windows or tabs are crashing. When I'm hit… (read more)

Om Macos 12.7.3 Monterey using FF 115.7.0esr (64-bit). Been using FF since God knows when. All well. But a couple of months ago windows or tabs are crashing. When I'm hitting a link and either holding Cmnd or right click "open in new tab" in order to get the linked page in new tab, the tab/window I'm using shuts down. Poof.

Asked by dan279 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

eBay only load my main page when using Firefox trouble shoot mode.

My main page in eBay is only loaded when using Firefox trouble shoot mode. In regular mode the page hangs, only the headers are loaded, no detail lines. Please enable … (read more)

My main page in eBay is only loaded when using Firefox trouble shoot mode. In regular mode the page hangs, only the headers are loaded, no detail lines.

Please enable whatever that functionality elsewhere.

Asked by Mike Kaye 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

all searches result in security alert for resultsVlt.com

Hello, Every time I try to open a new tab, either for searching or for opening up any of my accounts such as facebook, a security alert pops up and the URL is resultvIt.c… (read more)

Hello, Every time I try to open a new tab, either for searching or for opening up any of my accounts such as facebook, a security alert pops up and the URL is resultvIt.com. Please help.

Asked by Trista Haggerty 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

reopen tabs

When I clicked troubleshooting mode FF unexpectedly closed my Private browsing session and all the tabs. How do I reopen them? I did not expect FF to close on me like th… (read more)

When I clicked troubleshooting mode FF unexpectedly closed my Private browsing session and all the tabs. How do I reopen them?

I did not expect FF to close on me like that. I thought that as I was in a private browsing session FF would have warned me that it was about to close had it been necessary.

I'm guessing that my open tabs have been lost permanently because you didn't warn me and that all that time I spent is now wasted.

Life is really simple except that other people make it problematic.

Asked by `Vic 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

HTML5 Video is not supported

Dear Sir, Shahid MBC was working perfect before couple of weeks ago you can check from this link https://shahid.mbc.net/en/player/episodes/Tamer-Wa-Shawqiyya-season-1-… (read more)

Dear Sir,

Shahid MBC was working perfect before couple of weeks ago

you can check from this link

https://shahid.mbc.net/en/player/episodes/Tamer-Wa-Shawqiyya-season-1-episode-1/id-1011829

Now there is some sort of an error message of HTML5 video

Asked by emadeldin1978 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago