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Browsing on local development URLs derives on "Unable to connect"

Hi there, I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time, I've established a new profile just for development purposes.

The local website I can't reach is "site.local.dev". My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and that URL points to a local IP on my network (resolved via /etc/hosts file on my PC).

Funny thing is that: - In dev-profile: site.local.dev does not work => "Unable to connect" and the URL bar shows https://site.local.dev even if I force it to http:// - In personal-profile: site.local.dev does work :P

I have tried with CLI tools like "wget", "hosts", "ping", "telnet" and so on and the site loads ok. Even I have used Dillo (damn simple web browser) and the site loads ok also.

Things I've tried so far: - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 (similar issue, not exactly the same).

It must be a silly thing but I'm out of options now. Perhaps anybody has faced to this situation in the past: any suggestion on this issue?.

Thanks in advance, Ibon.

Asked by Ibon Castilla Varela 2 years ago

Answered by Ibon Castilla Varela 1 year ago

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2 internet Service providers

I had a service provider in Montreal Quebec citenet.net , My firefoxe account was with them , I would like to move my account using my google email on an other internet s… (read more)

I had a service provider in Montreal Quebec citenet.net , My firefoxe account was with them , I would like to move my account using my google email on an other internet service provider in ste-Marguerite du Lac Masson Quebec how can I do that ?

Asked by Georges 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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getting old versions

Where can I get Firefox 52.9.0? There was a list of old versions here but now I can't find it. I found https://download2.portableapps.com/portableapps/FirefoxPortableLeg… (read more)

Where can I get Firefox 52.9.0? There was a list of old versions here but now I can't find it. I found https://download2.portableapps.com/portableapps/FirefoxPortableLegacy52/FirefoxPortableLegacy52_52.9.0_English.paf.exe I really did not want the portable version but avast considers it a threat so it may not be genuine.

Asked by robey 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are… (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Hardware Video Decoding not working for Intel Quick Sync Video (QSV) on Windows 11

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics: - I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop w… (read more)

Hi, I've recently noticed that Firefox is not using Intel Graphics for hardware video decoding, here are the specifics:

- I tested this on two separate PC - one laptop with dual GPU (an Intel UHD 630 and NVIDIA GTX 1070) and one desktop with dGPU removed (leaving only an Intel UHD 630 by i7-9700K), on both PC I made sure to run Firefox on Intel GPU only. - According to information I gathered online, Intel UHD 630 should support H264 decoding and VP9 decoding without any problem. - I tested videos from Youtube (VP9, non-HDR video) and Twitch (avc/h264 video) - The exact same video, when played on Microsoft Edge (Chromium), uses Intel's hardware decoder without any problem. - On the dual GPU laptop, when being forced to run on NVIDIA's GPU, Firefox correctly uses the NVDEC decoder without any problem. - Both PC uses the latest Intel driver (30.0.101.1191)

I have attached copies from about:support page below.

In Firefox settings, under General -> Performance section, I have left "Use recommended settings" checkbox on.

Could someone help?

Asked by qwqdragon 2 years ago

Answered by qwqdragon 1 year ago

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Even if I register a Google domain as an exception, Google login information will be deleted

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings. After that, register the Google domain as an exception wit… (read more)

First, check "DeIete cookies and sitedata when Firefox is closed" from Privacy & Security in the settings.

After that, register the Google domain as an exception with "Manage Exceptions".

When I restart Firefox after logging in to Google once, the Google registration information disappears even though I registered the exception, and I have to log in again.

However, there are some sites where my login information will not disappear if I register as an exception.

How can I prevent my Google login information from disappearing even if I restart with the above settings?

Thank you.

Asked by lsdoll02 2 years ago

Answered by lsdoll02 2 years ago

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Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for m… (read more)

Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for more than 10 years and I hate your stupid "Firefox Home" page (sorry) on desktop and Android with icons that add automatically and I can't change and locate. It's inconvenient and completely useless. It would be great if you create something like Opera 12.17 or 12.18 had. In addition, please remove the "close" button in the last tab. I know that I can do it via the "config mode" (browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab), but it's not user-friendly. It's inconvenient when you close the tab just to return home, but the whole browser closes. It makes me nervous. Thank you in advance! You are doing a great job, wish you good luck, and hope that one day Firefox will be more popular than Chromium-based browsers.

Asked by bdbsckxz 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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site gamigo,desert operations keeps trying to connect.My anti virus stops it but i just want them to stop.

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a… (read more)

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a long time ago.I stopt,deleted my account but they keep attacing several times a day.I,ll be gratefull with any help\advise about this.i tryed acsessing the page sourse and i think i,ve only made it worse.

Asked by scarrleg 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox background is now Black.

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I… (read more)

how can I restore to white, the black background on the Firefox Browser, even my menus have turned black. I have tried through my normal settings and although it states I have a white background. It doesn't

Asked by Swann 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs? I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. T… (read more)

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. The inactive tab color blends into the toolbar color. If I move my mouse cursor over it changes to a slight darker gray color.

Active tab color. I made mine a off white color:

.tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-color: #f9f7f1 !important;

}

Asked by davidhelp 2 years ago

Answered by davidhelp 2 years ago

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Repeatedly crashes . but only on this machine.

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine … (read more)

First of all , Hello  :) FF is a great wb and i use it everywhere i got a machine. Works fine everywhere .. but here on this computer. Why only on this machine ? Same distros ( linux mint 20.3 ) radeon video cards , amd family cpu's This machine is AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor × 6 the video card atm is AMD PITCAIRN (DRM 2.50.0, 5.4.0-94-generic, LLVM 12.0.0) though i had the same crash issue with a nVidia graphics card. Memory is Corsair and the memtest86 reports no errors. This is where i get a bit lost. Memory issues or hardware defects might explain this but where's one to begin ? Trouble is , no other application ever crashes and it's rock solid. So is FF to point a finger at or something else ? That's the objective of me submitting this report. Try to find out what's really at fault here and fix it.

The crashes happen at all times. It can also be right at starting FF and never even reaching the main window. I tried with and without the --safe-mode and it's the same that also happens.

So i submitted one of the crash reports ID: 656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

The report can be found here : https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/656264f4-7867-4c55-8b36-0637e0220114

Since there's so many i hesitate to put them all up , there's dozens since the system reinstall yesterday , i reinstalled the whole OS again yesterday to try to get rid of the bug. Any help to solve this once and for all will be highly appreciated . :) thanks for reading

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Asked by FuzzyTheBear 2 years ago

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Web pages jumping down to email input box when reloaded....me no likey

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displaye… (read more)

As of today, Feb 7th 2022, when I reload pages that have an email input box (to "sign up"), the page jumps down to where it can display that box as the last line displayed (which might be at the very bottom of the page). This happens on every page that has an email i/p box, but does not happen on any that do NOT have that box.

Furthermore, if that i/p box is about halfway down the page, and I have scrolled below it, then upon reloading the page it will scroll up so that the i/p box is the very first line displayed.

The i/p box is always filled with my email addy, and I don't mind if it is not (but I can't stop it from putting it in)

Restarting the browser did not change anything.

FWIW, I do not have caret browsing activated.

Asked by brettinkat 2 years ago

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Firefox stuck in dark mode with a custom theme

I have been using the same custom theme for the past 3 years or so on both my windows 10 pro and dual boot Ubuntu 20.04. Recently, my windows 10 pro firefox started going… (read more)

I have been using the same custom theme for the past 3 years or so on both my windows 10 pro and dual boot Ubuntu 20.04. Recently, my windows 10 pro firefox started going into dark mode all of a sudden without me changing ANYTHING. The system theme and everything else stays the same. Then about 5 days later, my Ubuntu 20.04 firefox started to inherit this stupid dark mode as well. I have tried _ setting ui.systemUsesDarkTheme to 0 (number value) in about:config _ Changing to other custom color themes, and they all went into dark mode. _ Refresh Firefox _ Reinstall Firefox

When I went into "Ads on & theme" tabs, changing to system theme, it picks up the white theme mode. But Youtube webpage system theme mode pick up the dark theme mode.

Asked by Hekate 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago