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Primary Password

It used to be I would launch firefox then enter my primary password and not be asked to enter it again during that session. About a week ago Firefox started asking for my… (read more)

It used to be I would launch firefox then enter my primary password and not be asked to enter it again during that session. About a week ago Firefox started asking for my primary password several times a session. Is this something new or is it a virus of some kind? How can I check to see what is going on with firefox?

Asked by Scott 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

How to change appearance of tabs for better accessibility

Hello. I'm a long-time Firefox user but this is the first time I have posted here. I just changed my OS (I'm now on MX Linux 19) and I assume the version of Firefox I now… (read more)

Hello. I'm a long-time Firefox user but this is the first time I have posted here.

I just changed my OS (I'm now on MX Linux 19) and I assume the version of Firefox I now have (91.0 64 bit) is newer than the one I was using. (I was on ubuntu 16.04)

The appearance has changed in a way that has reduced accessibility for me. When the active tab is the first or last tab, I get confused and think that the active tab is actually the adjacent one. It is only a few seconds of confusion but it keeps throwing me off.

I've realised why this is. The active tab is now a floating box. It is not attached in any way to the area below. All the other tabs *do* look like they are connected to the area below but they do not have any visible borders, except for the tab next to the active tab.

I tried a few different themes and I found that some that break this new convention (yay!) but the text/background contrast was lower and made reading difficult. (I can read black text on white background easily but find many other colour combinations difficult.)

I'm now using a theme that sticks with the new convention but makes the active tab yellow while other tabs are mid blue, which makes the active tab very obvious. I can read the text fairly well but it's not as good as black on white for me: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/high-contrast-color/

I read in a stack-exchange question that installing the Firefox Color extension would allow me to have more control over appearance. Unfortunately, I don't seem to be able to change just one thing, e.g. just change the colour of the active tab in the system theme. Instead, as soon as I change one thing, Firefox Color changes the colours of everything else that it has control over.

Is there a way to make the active tab more prominent without taking on a completely new colour scheme and without having to do any coding?

Thanks for any help.

Asked by justin.hellings+firefox 3 months ago

Last reply by TNorth 3 months ago

Firefox opens itself as a mobile on my PC

Hello, Since today, after a new update, when I open Firefox, it displays as a mobile. As you can see on the picture it believes it is full screen. When I try to switch to… (read more)

Hello, Since today, after a new update, when I open Firefox, it displays as a mobile. As you can see on the picture it believes it is full screen. When I try to switch to full screen either by using the button or double clicking the top bar, it then just changes position across my screen, I have to do it again and only then it accepts to fit my windows, it's super annoying. I don't have any entry with useragent changed in my about:config. Thanks in advance.

Asked by ekifake 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Context menus - Double space

Pleease help... How do I get rid of the double space in the context menu? I'm... actually pretty speechless.... why is that necessary for the windows based browser? Help.… (read more)

Pleease help...

How do I get rid of the double space in the context menu? I'm... actually pretty speechless.... why is that necessary for the windows based browser?

Help.... please.

Asked by silfer_cartagena 3 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 months ago

Can't set any preferences

Since the 91 update, I can't configure any preferences in Firefox. The boxes are there, but I can't check them. The only way I know if they've been checked is to see how … (read more)

Since the 91 update, I can't configure any preferences in Firefox. The boxes are there, but I can't check them. The only way I know if they've been checked is to see how Firefox behaves! Surely this is some kind of bug???

Portions of the Settings panel cannot be set:

General, Search, Privacy & Security - anything that has a box to be checked or unchecked, I cannot check. I therefore do not know ANY of my settings! Please help!


Also, when I pull up the settings page, once I leave the page, I have to pull it back up again - it doesn't stay but reverts back to the new tab page. Most annoying.

Surely this cannot be correct!

Asked by kentuckywoman2 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Checkboxes in settings page not showing in after updating to version 91

Since the latest update a lot has changed in firefox, most notably the new "floaty" tabs to make it more look like chrome... thanks but no thanks. But a more serious issu… (read more)

Since the latest update a lot has changed in firefox, most notably the new "floaty" tabs to make it more look like chrome... thanks but no thanks.

But a more serious issue is, in the settings, the checkboxes are not visible anymore. Well, the boxes are but i can not determine whether the options are checked or not. (see attached image)

I already tried: - Safe mode (same issue) - Windows dark/light mode (both fail to display checks) - Enabling/disabling add-ons (same issue) - Reinstalling firefox

Asked by n.boeltjes 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

TECHNICAL ISSUES

When using eBay UK, certain features, e.g drop down menus and tabs don't work. I have noted the same issue on other sites also. My browser is up to date and I have cleare… (read more)

When using eBay UK, certain features, e.g drop down menus and tabs don't work. I have noted the same issue on other sites also. My browser is up to date and I have cleared history, cookies, cache etc which has not helped the issues. These issues are only present on firefox, the sites work normally on other browsers.

Asked by djgermz 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Firefox UI is not displaying websites correctly

Hey everyone, For some reason, Firefox has been functioning strangely the last two days (it seems like since the latest software update was released). The display setting… (read more)

Hey everyone,

For some reason, Firefox has been functioning strangely the last two days (it seems like since the latest software update was released). The display settings on the browser look really wonky for same reason. I've attached a screenshot of a website viewed on Firefox. Visit on your browser to compare how it looks (the address is: hoopshype.com).

Is anyone else experiencing this? And if so, is there a fix? I tried reinstalling Firefox but that didn't work.

Asked by jnsantiago31 3 months ago

Last reply by KEST 3 months ago

Settings Check mark box Firefox 91

In Firefox 91.0 if you go to Settings if you try to put a check mark in one (any) of the boxes nothing happens. There is no way to tell whether there was a check mark the… (read more)

In Firefox 91.0 if you go to Settings if you try to put a check mark in one (any) of the boxes nothing happens.

There is no way to tell whether there was a check mark there or not.

Asked by nkmn 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

web links on https://www.wate.com/ are suddenly not active.

on WATE news website links to stories are "dead." I have cleared my cache/history from the beginning to no avail. Website itself will load, but cannot click on anything… (read more)

on WATE news website links to stories are "dead." I have cleared my cache/history from the beginning to no avail. Website itself will load, but cannot click on anything.

Asked by greg138 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

How things are shown

Hi, I'm working with Firefox 91.0 (64bit). The newest update has changed something, that I need to change back: When I klick on "bookmarks", the space between the bookma… (read more)

Hi, I'm working with Firefox 91.0 (64bit). The newest update has changed something, that I need to change back:

When I klick on "bookmarks", the space between the bookmarks is much bigger than before, nearly double. Same thing, when I rightclick on an image etc. for download: much bigger space between the lines for choosing.

I've been told this can be changed in about:config, but I don't know what to do there and I also don't dare to change anything there without knowing exactly what to do.

Can you help me? Thanks a lot!

Hansueli Hof Basel-Switzerland Mobile 079-323 48 18 Mail hansueli.hof@bluewin.ch

Asked by hansueli.hof 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

How do I disable dark mode?!

Firefox is stuck in dark mode and its atrocious! I've gone to add ons and themes, disabled it and/or enabled some other background and it doesnt make any changes. Still s… (read more)

Firefox is stuck in dark mode and its atrocious! I've gone to add ons and themes, disabled it and/or enabled some other background and it doesnt make any changes. Still stuck with dark mode and it makes it very hard to read and do my job. How do I get rid of this?!

Asked by sasountzi 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Restore Previous Session won't work in Firefox 91 and turning it back on in Preferences was no help

I just updated to Firefox 91 and expected the "restore previous session" option to pop up as usual, and it did not. Going to "Preferences" and turning on the option did … (read more)

I just updated to Firefox 91 and expected the "restore previous session" option to pop up as usual, and it did not. Going to "Preferences" and turning on the option did absolutely nothing to help because the "previous session" is now the window that opened without the previous windows and tabs. Is it possible to get back the session I had open (with lots of tabs) before I was stupid enough to download the update to Firefox? If so, how do I do it?

Side question: Why do "improvements" to computer programs usually make things worse?

Asked by auntiebook 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

Paste does not work in weebly

The paste function, both right-click menu "paste" and ^V shortcut does not work in Weebly. Amongst Weebly users that is a known firefox issue as of a recent update, and a… (read more)

The paste function, both right-click menu "paste" and ^V shortcut does not work in Weebly. Amongst Weebly users that is a known firefox issue as of a recent update, and all other browsers mentioned are known to work. Pasting first into a flat text editor (successfully), then copying from there and pasting into Weebly doesn't work either. The copy function does seem to work.

I really don't want to change browser, but for now need to use Chrome to move texts between youtube, documents and websites which is annoying.

Any chance this can be fixed some time soon?

Many thanks!!

Erik. Windows 10 Home version 20H2, HP Pavilion g6

Asked by erik56 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

password saver closes before you are done saving password

this happens to me now and then and it is maddening. i just had to set up a new email account and password, and used the built in password saver feature in firefox, with … (read more)

this happens to me now and then and it is maddening. i just had to set up a new email account and password, and used the built in password saver feature in firefox, with usually is very good for this. but this time [and it has happened before] it did not have my email under the username field, so i was adding that and then suddenly the box vanished entirely. checking under my passwords, it was not saved at all. so now i am already locked out of my new email address i just made, it requires 2 step verification by default which was not set up yet. this system needs to be less accident prone than this so the end user can actually finish typing in their data and actually given the opportunity to save it.

Asked by andromeda_girl 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Failure of network requests to various Google services

Edited to add TLDR: some Firefox requests to Google servers seem to fail internally. What can I try to diagnose the problem? I'm having a recurring problem with Firefox o… (read more)

Edited to add TLDR: some Firefox requests to Google servers seem to fail internally. What can I try to diagnose the problem?

I'm having a recurring problem with Firefox on various Google sites: google.com, Gmail, Calendar, Keep etc. For long periods of time (but not always), Firefox completely fails to load the site, or loses its connection after the page is loaded (for example Gmail displays an error message "Oops... The system encountered a problem (#001)"). The problem usually seems to occur for periods of many minutes, with occasional gaps where the sites work properly. Also, it seems to be site-specific: sometimes it will load google.com normally while Gmail is still having problems. This is really frustrating, I'd like to use Firefox for all my browsing but I also need to use Google services regularly and that doesn't work if Firefox won't load them properly most of the time.

I'm pretty confident it's a problem with Firefox itself, and not with my network or computer, because I get the same issue across multiple Firefox installations and versions (Firefox 90 and 91 on Windows 10, and Firefox 78.10.0esr and 90 on Linux), and while the problem is happening I can access the same sites successfully from a different browser on the same computer (Chrome or Edge). I've tried refreshing my Firefox profile, working in a private browsing window and using a completely new profile, but the problem still occurs. I've also made sure I'm using "Standard" protection in Firefox's security settings and disabled Enhanced Tracking Protection for the sites I'm trying to access.

I've tried to look at what's going on using Firefox's Network Monitor, and the key thing that seems to happen when this problem occurs is that one or more network requests to a google address (google.com, mail.google.com or ssl.gstatic.com) appear with "0 B" in both the Transferred and Size columns (see screenshot attached). Sometimes the failed network request has a simple padlock icon as in the screenshot, and sometimes a red error symbol with mouseover text that says a security error prevented the resource being loaded. There's also occasionally an error message in the Console: "A ServiceWorker passed a promise to FetchEvent.respondWith() that rejected with 'TypeError: NetworkError when attempting to fetch resource.'.". Removing the relevant service workers in about:serviceworkers doesn't make any difference. On Linux, I've tried using tcpdump to check the actual network traffic and it looks like nothing is actually sent across the network for these requests, so whatever the problem is seems to be happening inside Firefox itself.

Ticking the "Disable Cache" box in the network monitor doesn't help. If I manually resend the same request using the menu in the network monitor, a normal response is received (but the content is not actually displayed in the browser).

It looks to me like some kind of caching or security problem, where Firefox somehow gets in a state where some network requests are blocked or fail to load from a cache, but after a while whatever is causing the problem is cleared and it works normally for a minute or two before the problem recurs. I would simply report this as a bug on Bugzilla, but I can't offer steps for anyone else to reproduce the problem because it only happens when I'm logged into my own Google account. I've run out of ideas for how to diagnose or fix this. Can someone suggest anything else I should try? Thanks!

Asked by ColinP 3 months ago

Last reply by ThePokyWizard 3 months ago

https://www.unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in/memberinterface/ site not run

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in. If you visit this site,… (read more)

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.unifiedportal-mem.epfindia.gov.in. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Asked by balbeer.269 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

YouTube lagging

After latest update (91.0) videos on YouTube started lagging. Sound is normal but picture is pausing and freezing for 0.5-1.5 seconds periodicaly. In Edge everything work… (read more)

After latest update (91.0) videos on YouTube started lagging. Sound is normal but picture is pausing and freezing for 0.5-1.5 seconds periodicaly. In Edge everything works fine. Tried to disable all extensions but lags is still present. Tried "h264ify" extension and it not helped.

Asked by Вадим Козинец 3 months ago

Last reply by ash.harbin 3 months ago