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Bypass Microsoft Teams block

I'm trying to use Microsoft Teams in Firefox because the native app for Linux is abandoned and crashes, and at first sight the app is blocking Firefox on purpose. Buttons… (read more)

I'm trying to use Microsoft Teams in Firefox because the native app for Linux is abandoned and crashes, and at first sight the app is blocking Firefox on purpose. Buttons to make calls are disabled, stating that audio and video are not supported in my browser, but everything works normally if join to existing calls using e.g. links.

Is it possible to trick Teams to think I'm using Chrome? I found the "User-Agent Switcher and Manager" add-on, but I can't figure out how to possibly use it.

Asked by Álvaro González 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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"Bad Request" on nearly every page!

Hi! I was wondering why nearly every single page these days opens to the message : "400 Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understa… (read more)

Hi! I was wondering why nearly every single page these days opens to the message :

"400 Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. Apache Server at canvas.instructure.com Port 80"

Nearly every link I click on a website refuses to open! It has become impossible to do school work on this browser because I can't open any link on my school website, and nearly every website struggles to open except from google. I know the links work because I copy/paste them into Google Chrome and they open immediately. Truth be told I prefer Firefox and would much rather keep using this browser! I also can't find an update for Firefox so I believe my Browser is up to date (and I know my laptop is up to date and virus free). Is there a fix coming soon? Or a setting I can change to be able to open links? Classes start this week and I'm stuck!

Thanks for your help!

Asked by the.katie.bug.93 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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"my.yahoo.com" preferences required

117.0.1 Mozilla Firefox Snap for Ubuntu installed Total Adblock installed Enter URL "my.yahoo.com", the "My Portfolio" page comes up, the portfolio box presents a messag… (read more)

117.0.1 Mozilla Firefox Snap for Ubuntu installed Total Adblock installed Enter URL "my.yahoo.com", the "My Portfolio" page comes up, the portfolio box presents a message: "Oops, something went wrong. Please try again." I went to Settings, Manage Exceptions, entered "https://my.yahoo.com" and clicked Add Exception. "https://my.yahoo.com" it appeared in the Website listing below. I clicked Save Changes. I retried the My.Yahoo tab again and the same error resulted. Where do I need to change what preferences, Yahoo or Total Adblock?

Asked by Ron.Belcher39 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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YouTube playback videos are flickering on Firefox regardless of hardware acceleration, but not on other browsers

Recently, when I try to play a video on YouTube on Firefox, there is a flickering brightness effect (some aspects of the video seem to flicker bright and dark quickly) wh… (read more)

Recently, when I try to play a video on YouTube on Firefox, there is a flickering brightness effect (some aspects of the video seem to flicker bright and dark quickly) which is distracting and makes it difficult to watch anything. The effect persists even when launching in troubleshooting mode, and disabling hardware acceleration and restarting appears to have no effect. I have also been unsuccessful refreshing Firefox. Nevertheless, this issue is absent on Safari and Chrome when watching the same video.

Watching a solid colored video like this helps see the issue best, if it is happening to your device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJmFYZEcpZA The brightness switch is visible even when pausing the video.

When I find the same video two different places (ex: the Apple Sept 12 Event on Apple's site, versus on YouTube) only the YouTube video has the issue. However, I can't find any settings to change on YouTube to help this.

Asked by alexcoats17 10 months ago

Answered by alexcoats17 10 months ago

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Is there a way to disable extension access to specific websites?

From a security / QOL pov I'd like to disable an extension on some websites, and was wondering if there were any methods to do this? I searched this question first throu… (read more)

From a security / QOL pov I'd like to disable an extension on some websites, and was wondering if there were any methods to do this?

I searched this question first through reddit and the support site and found similar questions with no updates asked between 4-6 years ago, wondering if there's been a method implemented yet or if it's still not possible.

Thanks!

Asked by ashrnkhan65 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Lost tabs (again). Mozilla sucks!!!

So some website didn't work for me and I pressed "forget" button thinking it only removes history from a particular website (no). That's it - EVERYTHING COLLAPSED, sessio… (read more)

So some website didn't work for me and I pressed "forget" button thinking it only removes history from a particular website (no). That's it - EVERYTHING COLLAPSED, session is lost, all tabs gone. Trying to restore from "sessionstore.backup" - no result. Trying from synced - oh sure CRAP IS TURNED OFF like always for NO reason

Thanks a lot, douchebag morons. Hope you all die + anyone suggesting to copy "sessionrestore" gets testicle/boob cancer + anyone suggesting to turn sync on can eat my crap

Asked by Андрей 10 months ago

Last reply by Paul 10 months ago

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Cannot login to website

I am unable to login to my Prescription provider's website (which I do every day). Problem started Sunday and still persists. I am able to login using Chrome, so I know … (read more)

I am unable to login to my Prescription provider's website (which I do every day). Problem started Sunday and still persists.

I am able to login using Chrome, so I know the website is working properly.

Help - I DO NOT want to use Chrome.

Asked by DevMan 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Can't Stop Firefox from Reloading Crashed Session

The problem is that even after I've tinkered with the about:config settings to prevent Firefox from restoring my previous session after a crash, it just won't listen! The… (read more)

The problem is that even after I've tinkered with the about:config settings to prevent Firefox from restoring my previous session after a crash, it just won't listen! The changes I make in about:config don't seem to save, and every time Firefox crashes, it happily reloads my old tabs and windows.

Your assistance would be greatly appreciated!

OS: Arch Linux DE: Gnome 44

Asked by Anon 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Chrome scrolls to element while Firefox doesn't for this URL with #

Chrome scrolls to element while Firefox doesn't for this URL with # : https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A15610#titreChapitre_-577630647785518511… (read more)

Chrome scrolls to element while Firefox doesn't for this URL with # :

https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A15610#titreChapitre_-5776306477855185115

There is an element with id "titreChapitre_-5776306477855185115" in the page (chapter "Personnes ayant un test de dépistage positif" which means "People who test positive to Covid", Chrome will scroll to this chapter (well, at least 60% of time it auto scrolls to the element) while Firefox will always display the top of the page.

Firefox is slightly better and more similar to Chrome on the english version for some reason : https://www.service-public.fr/particuliers/actualites/A15610?lang=en#titreChapitre_-5634635573997558496

Asked by tristan.robet 10 months ago

Answered by tristan.robet 10 months ago

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Fedora Linux with Intel - videos don't play/very slow-to-load, and freezing

I ran a loghttps://pastebin.com/jydVHHs0 of playing a youtube video mediaencoder? not sure if encoding issue or something else The videos take a long time to play. I upg… (read more)

I ran a loghttps://pastebin.com/jydVHHs0 of playing a youtube video mediaencoder? not sure if encoding issue or something else

The videos take a long time to play. I upgraded my system recently and was removing and reinstalling audio-related utilities with DNF.

Asked by dgibbons165 10 months ago

Answered by dgibbons165 10 months ago

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Firefox shutting down when first opening!!

I got a notice that Firefox (and Thunderbird) were updated this morning. Took me an HOUR to find out how to make the miniscule font in my inbox larger. So.. suddenly, new… (read more)

I got a notice that Firefox (and Thunderbird) were updated this morning. Took me an HOUR to find out how to make the miniscule font in my inbox larger. So.. suddenly, new problem.

When I click the Firefox icon to launch the browser, and reopen my tabs, It opens for a millisecond, then closes faster than I can try to read if there is an error. When I click it AGAIN, all my tabs are GONE and I have to search for them manually, which is a royal pain.

Why is this happening? How can I stop it from happening? This is annoying as hell.

Asked by piper_e_thompson 10 months ago

Answered by piper_e_thompson 10 months ago

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Just did a factory reset on my computer and can't access my old firefox account.

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email. All my bookmarks and extension set up… (read more)

Seems like when I tried logging in to my old account with a password reset, I somehow created a second account with the same email.

All my bookmarks and extension set ups seem to be gone.

Never had this issue, and have been using the same firefox account for like 5 years.

Asked by Froggy_D 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Tab freezes for about 10 seconds when using google search

When i go to google.com and enter search query the tab "hangs" for about 10 seconds before the next page starts to load Same issue on 2 separate machines (1 intel laptop,… (read more)

When i go to google.com and enter search query the tab "hangs" for about 10 seconds before the next page starts to load Same issue on 2 separate machines (1 intel laptop, 1 amd pc) both on newly installed windows 11 pro

what i've tried: safe mode, disabling hardware acceleration, disabling antivirus (kaspersky, without any browser plugins or safe browsing) , but the issue persists

here's the video: https://youtu.be/qMY-38z_TC0

Asked by Kairali 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Is there a way to change only the background image for new tabs in Firefox 117+?

Hi, I have been searching a way to change the Firefox new tab background image keeping its vanilla design. I found I could use a userContent.css file in this post from a … (read more)

Hi, I have been searching a way to change the Firefox new tab background image keeping its vanilla design. I found I could use a userContent.css file in this post from a few years ago: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1271362] I have followed the instructions step by step but it doesn't currently work.

Asked by Tifile 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Cursor automatically going to start of search bar infront of URL when I open a new tab

I'm having issues with the cursor when opening a new tab and I've tried a few different fixes and none are really working. When I open a new tab the cursor goes immedia… (read more)

I'm having issues with the cursor when opening a new tab and I've tried a few different fixes and none are really working.

When I open a new tab the cursor goes immediately to the start of the homepage URL which is not helpful as if I type it just retains the URL after what I've typing(See Image). I've tried playing around with about:config to get the cursor to populate into the google search bar on the browser home screen but, it doesn't work.

I've also tried setting the new tab page to blank but, then sometimes it doesn't search google even though it says it should and says URL unrecognised(see the other images).

Why is this happening, I just want to be able to not have to manually delete the URL to search using the search bar and this seems like really basic functionality to me.

Asked by lukesummers94 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Firefox webpages freeze for 5-10 seconds sometimes when going back a page or clicking a link

For a few weeks now, Firefox has been often freezing a webpage for 5-10 seconds during browsing. It mostly happens when going back to the previous page, but also when cli… (read more)

For a few weeks now, Firefox has been often freezing a webpage for 5-10 seconds during browsing. It mostly happens when going back to the previous page, but also when clicking a link or doing a google search. For those 10 seconds, you can't do anything on the page; no clicking other links or selecting text.

I've already tried: - troubleshoot mode; it still happens when all extensions are turned off - turning on/off hardware acceleration - creating new places databes - updating to the newest version

What can i do to fix this?

Asked by jules50_5 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Bookmarks organisation resets to unsorted regularly

Hello Firefox Community, I've been a long-time fan of Firefox's bookmarks management system, but over the past year, I've encountered a persistent issue that's affecting… (read more)

Hello Firefox Community,

I've been a long-time fan of Firefox's bookmarks management system, but over the past year, I've encountered a persistent issue that's affecting my productivity. I regularly use the bookmark bar and organize my bookmarks into folders. However, any changes I make don't seem to stick and get reset after a period of time. This is especially frustrating as I heavily rely on bookmarks to keep my browsing organized. Problem Details

Here's what typically happens:

  1. I add a bookmark to a specific folder or position, either in the general list of bookmarks or on the bookmark toolbar.
  2. Sometime later, that bookmark leaves its designated position and moves to the bottom of the unsorted list of bookmarks.

Devices and Operating Systems

  • MacBook M1 2020 running macOS Monterey
  • Dell Alienware 17 r5 running Windows 10

Both devices have the latest version of Firefox installed, and I use Firefox Sync to keep my bookmarks and settings consistent across these devices. Suspicion

I suspect that this issue occurs when I make a change to bookmarks on one computer and then open Firefox on the other computer. The bookmarks seem to reset, possibly due to some issue with Firefox Sync.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and possible solutions!

Kind regards,

Asked by Karakaï 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago