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Firefox always downloads to temp directory

Hi there, I am using Firefox 80.0.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, although I have also encountered the following problem in previous versions of Firefox. I have Firefox configured to … (read more)

Hi there,

I am using Firefox 80.0.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, although I have also encountered the following problem in previous versions of Firefox.

I have Firefox configured to always ask me where to download files.

Whenever I try to download a file, Firefox always suggests as destination directory a temporary directory, such as:

/run/user/1000/doc/643c8d42

It doesn't matter if I choose a different location, next time I try to save a file Firefox always defaults to a similar temp directory.

I have tried fiddling with the variables browser.download variables, such as browser.download.LastDir, but it does not fix the problem.

Any suggestions, please? Thanks in advance.

Asked by demon1 2 months ago

Keyboard shortcut Ctrl D for bookmarks

I have a new router that Ive been working on, the keyboard shortcut to log out of a session is Ctrl D, but when I do the short cut key press the ever efficient FFox tries… (read more)

I have a new router that Ive been working on, the keyboard shortcut to log out of a session is Ctrl D, but when I do the short cut key press the ever efficient FFox tries to bookmark the page. So what I need is a way to change the keystrokes for either FFox or my router. Im guessing that FFox will be more tolerant to the change than my router but I also have a similar query being presented to the router manufacturer. Can you help me with this?

Asked by tebviyozo 2 months ago

Can I customize Firefox download folder, depending on the website ?

Hi, I would like to specify a different download folder for some websites. For instance, every download from https://support.mozilla.org would automatically go to /home/u… (read more)

Hi,

I would like to specify a different download folder for some websites. For instance, every download from https://support.mozilla.org would automatically go to /home/user/Mozilla/ All downloads from any other website would automatically go to /home/user/Downloads/

Is there a way to achieve this ?

Many thanks for your help !

Asked by severine B 2 months ago

Downloads button animates to indicate "download complete" but I have not downloaded anything

Every now and then (a few times each day), the Downloads button on the toolbar animates as if a file has completed downloading. I have not initiated a download and when I… (read more)

Every now and then (a few times each day), the Downloads button on the toolbar animates as if a file has completed downloading. I have not initiated a download and when I open the downloads folder nothing new is in there. Any ideas how to troubleshoot?

Asked by a.velios 2 months ago

Firefox doesn recognize Bank software installed (WARSAW)

In order to acess to Brazilian websites they ask u to have software installed WARSAW (https://www.dieboldnixdorf.com.br/warsaw). I installed, uninstalled and reinstalled … (read more)

In order to acess to Brazilian websites they ask u to have software installed WARSAW (https://www.dieboldnixdorf.com.br/warsaw). I installed, uninstalled and reinstalled it many times but it keeps saying its not installed (idk if its a firefox or a warsaw issue), anyway have asked same thing at their support. Im̀ using latest firefox 80.0.1 on my linux ubuntu budgie 64bits. Yours, faithfully, Marcos de Vasconcellos

Asked by Jimmy Olsen 2 months ago

Show Tabs Toolbar on mouse hover/shortcut, hide otherwise

In `userChrome.css` #TabsToolbar { visibility: collapse; } completely hides the tabs toolbar. I would instead prefer the following behaviour: 1. Tabs toolbar … (read more)

In `userChrome.css`

   #TabsToolbar {
     visibility: collapse;
   }

completely hides the tabs toolbar. I would instead prefer the following behaviour: 1. Tabs toolbar is hidden by default. 2. Drag mouse to the upper edge of the browser window OR press keyboard shortcut. 3. Tabs toolbar is revealed and actionable upon (tabs can be clicked, etc.). 4. Drag mouse pointer into area not occupied by tabs toolbar. 5. Tabs toolbar is hidden.

Please, advice on the change to `userChrome.css` to implement it.

Asked by avemilia 2 months ago

Firefox not playing Vimeo videos (Ubuntu 20.04)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I have installed the latest version of Firefox. However, Firefox does not play Vimeo videos. The video's title frame downloads and the load… (read more)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. I have installed the latest version of Firefox. However, Firefox does not play Vimeo videos. The video's title frame downloads and the loading button displays but the video never starts. Interestingly, the video plays very well in Chrome.

I have already done what is recommended in the following webpages: https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-install-ffmpeg-on-ubuntu-18-04/ https://vimeo.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015677227-Troubleshoot-player-error-messages https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1206076

But none of these solutions have worked. Could someone help me on this? I prefer using Firefox to Chrome.

Asked by venkatesh83 2 months ago

Firefox very slow with ath9k Linux driver

Hi all. Mozilla Firefox is very slow on my Linux Laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (with open-source driver ath9k). It takes a lot … (read more)

Hi all. Mozilla Firefox is very slow on my Linux Laptop with the Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565/AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter (with open-source driver ath9k). It takes a lot of time to resolve hosts and to load the webpages.

I am reporting the issue here because Chromium and the rest of web explorers work good and they are as fast as one may expect. When using Windows 10 with the same laptop, Firefox also has no issues and works perfectly well. It appears to be an issue of the combination of Firefox + this specific driver & network adapter.

Used Manjaro, Ubuntu 16, Ubuntu 20 with a lot of kernels ranging from 4.15 to 5.8 and the issue persists and does not seem to be tied to any specific distribution.

I can do some tests if you require so.

Asked by jfrias99 2 months ago

Firefox 80 internal error on attempting to play youtube audio

When attempting to play youtube audio, firefox 80 on Mint 18.3 fails with these messages: [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f167cbabcc0 OpenCubeb() fai… (read more)

When attempting to play youtube audio, firefox 80 on Mint 18.3 fails with these messages: [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f167cbabcc0 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp, line 330 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f16773f1000 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3891 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f16773f1000 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - RefPtr<MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::SamplesPromise> mozilla::MediaSourceTrackDemuxer::DoGetSamples(int32_t): manager is detached.: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3470 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f1673a5f980 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp, line 330 [Child 11503, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f166ccc6400 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-YY44jc/firefox-80.0+linuxmint1+sylvia/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp, line 3891

Asked by feralurchin 2 months ago

Why doesn't firefox seem to consider the --window-size command-line parameter on Ubuntu ?

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my pr… (read more)

Please note that my question is not about preserving preferences. I've searched and found many Q&A threads on preference preservation, but I don't think that is my problem or issue.

What I'd like to do is to make some Ubuntu desktop menu shortcuts to launch specific web-based apps, in individual windows (I suppose separate instances and new-window) of specific size, with a given specific URL, hopefully with it's own icon, sort-of replacement of desktop apps. So in the Desktop menu I should be able to see 'Google Meet' (for instance) as an application with it's own icon, but clicking it launches Firefox with Google Meet's URL, and a window that is just 800x600 in size.

However, when I try to launch windows on Ubuntu MATE (also tried Lubuntu, and standard Ubuntu... all 20.04), firefox seems to ignore --window-size command line parameter, and all new windows are of exactly same size, which is the default size apparently, ignoring the command-line parameter. What gives ? How can I do what I am trying to as explained above (from firefox standpoint... I know how to create Ubuntu .desktop file etc.).

cheers, B

Asked by Banibrata Dutta 2 months ago

Background on 2nd monitor breaking through Firefox window on mouse over - Linux Mint 20

I'm seeing breakthrough of the background when Firefox is open on my second monitor. This seems to occur when the window on the secondary monitor is minimised, then maxi… (read more)

I'm seeing breakthrough of the background when Firefox is open on my second monitor.

This seems to occur when the window on the secondary monitor is minimised, then maximised and mouse over the image on the secondary monitor (second is right hand side) - see image.

Initially I thought this was a graphics issue but this does not occur when I repeat the steps with other applications. I have also tried it with Chrome and Chrome does not display the same behaviour. I do not see this behaviour on the primary monitor.

I have reduced the refresh rate from 144Hz to 60Hz and reset Firefox which has not cured the issue. It appears to me that the only application that exhibits this behaviour on this machine is Firefox.

I also started to see this occur on my previous machine which was based on Mint 17 and a different Nvidia GPU and monitors and had been stable for many years.

If there is any further information I can provide, please let me know as I'm loathed to change from Firefox as I've been a fan for many years.

Asked by rjy8960 2 months ago

PKI certificate selection not displaying all available certs.

Greetings - I am using Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.1. When I try to log on to a secured DoD site, I get the certificate selection pop-up. Normally, only two of three certif… (read more)

Greetings - I am using Firefox on Ubuntu 20.04.1. When I try to log on to a secured DoD site, I get the certificate selection pop-up. Normally, only two of three certificates are displayed. I used to be able to select the first certificate without error but the DoD recently changed their requirements. Now, the same certificates are displayed but the one I need is not displayed. How do I edit that window to display all certificates on the CAC card? Thank you for your time.

Asked by defrain.jason 2 months ago

How do I stop a blank tab opening when I download a document?

Sometimes when I click a link (in an email) to download a document, a completely unnecessary blank tab opens immediately before the save dialog. A new blank tab opens fo… (read more)

Sometimes when I click a link (in an email) to download a document, a completely unnecessary blank tab opens immediately before the save dialog. A new blank tab opens for each document I download. There used to be a preference to stop that happening. The closest I can find is dom.targetBlankNoOpener.enabled but I can't find any intelligible information about that.

Asked by terauck 2 months ago

Can not disable gmail notification in the background

Hi, I want to disable Firefox gmail notification when receiving a new mail with sound and notification prompt throught dunst. I found out that the gmail notifications run… (read more)

Hi, I want to disable Firefox gmail notification when receiving a new mail with sound and notification prompt throught dunst. I found out that the gmail notifications run in background of firefox.

I tried these ways: - Disable all gmail notification in gmail setting - Block gmail notification in Perefercences - Open gmail tab and mute it - Disable all extensions.

I'm running Arch 5.8.3, dunst 1.5.0, Mozilla Firefox 80.0.1 Any ideas? Thank you.

Asked by dannydyvn 2 months ago

Gnome Extensions for Developer Edition Not Populating...

I decided to use Firefox Developer Edition on my Linux machine (Fedora 32) as I migrate from Windows for Web Development, but I have hit a wall with it with Gnome Extensi… (read more)

I decided to use Firefox Developer Edition on my Linux machine (Fedora 32) as I migrate from Windows for Web Development, but I have hit a wall with it with Gnome Extensions. I get the following error when I attempt to modify or even view extensions.gnome.org content:

Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector.

The only resolve I found for this is Chrome-based so I do not feel that is the issue I am having. The browser works fine other than this, at least from what I can tell. Is there a way to use the extensions? Should this issue be a precursor to things on Fedora that should keep me on Windows for the browser? Please advise, I want to make the full move to Linux soon.

Asked by Diortem 2 months ago

Characters not displaying on Firefox for linux

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where c… (read more)

After removing and downloading Firefox again recently, I have begun to run into characters not displaying on websites. Nearly every site is subject to this issue, where characters display as little boxes with numbers inside them. After looking around, I have verified that I am allowing sites to specify their own font, and that I don't have any fonts blocked under about:config. I am running Firefox 80.0.1 on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.

Asked by calvin.nefzger 2 months ago

Dropdown Menus in Firefox Wont Stay Open

I am seeing problems identical to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273349 When I click a menu it briefly appears and then immediately disappears. Turning on "… (read more)

I am seeing problems identical to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1273349

When I click a menu it briefly appears and then immediately disappears.

Turning on "Disable popup auto-hide" solves the issue, but this is a work around not a solution.

Restarting Firefox with a clean brand new profile resolves the problem. So it seems nothing to do with any of my plugins.

But after I click on a link from within emacs, the first time I open a menu it is fine. Then the 2nd time I try to open a menu it disappears immediately. There might be other conditions that do this also, but this is the most reliable way I have found to date.

I believe emacs is calling firefox, by default, using "xdg-open". If I manually use this command from a command prompt to open a web page. It works fine. Huh???

I changed emacs to explicitly invoke Firefox. At first this seemed to have solved this problem. But now it has come back again.

This has been ongoing for some time, over a large range of Firefox versions. Currently I can reproduce with 68.11.0 ESR and 80.0.1

Sometimes I have done something and I think I have magically resolved the issue, but then it comes back again.

This is currently Debian/buster and Debian/bullseye using the i3 window manager. In the past I have also had the same issue with Debian/stretch. I have multiple monitors. I doubt any of this is relevant, but just in case.

Unlike the previous referenced post I have not been able to reproduce this under OSX. Although I don't often click links from emacs either. So wonder if that is significant.

Asked by Brian May 2 months ago

Unable to play livestream videos

I am unable to play any sort of livestream. I can watch normal youtube videos fine, but live videos come up with "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the vid… (read more)

I am unable to play any sort of livestream. I can watch normal youtube videos fine, but live videos come up with "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available." twitch comes up with "This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)" I have tried clearing the cache, running firefox in safe mode with all add ons turned off, turning off my VPN, and have re-installed firefox but nothing has worked I am on firefox 80.0.1 (64-bit) for Ubuntu, canonical 1.0 any help would be appreciated, thank you

Asked by asterlesbean 2 months ago

Firefox without address bar and in a new window

So, I want to run Firefox from the command line withoug address bar and in a new window. I found that I can enable ssb and try it with: firefox -ssb http://127.0.0.1:6680… (read more)

So, I want to run Firefox from the command line withoug address bar and in a new window. I found that I can enable ssb and try it with: firefox -ssb http://127.0.0.1:6680/ This doesn't work, so I tried: firefox -ssb -url http://127.0.0.1:6680/ This opens it, not in a new window but in a new tab of an already existing session, and the ssb argument doesn't seem to work. Then, I tried: firefox -new-window http://127.0.0.1:6680/ This does work but again, there's still the address bar. The -ssb argument works with websites like google.com etc. but not local sites like the address I mentioned there. What do I do?

Asked by Nanda Gopal 2 months ago

confirmation code dialog not displayed

System: Linux pm01 5.4.0-42-generic #46~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 10 07:21:24 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Firefox Version: 80.0.1 Within the last 2 days I ha… (read more)

System: Linux pm01 5.4.0-42-generic #46~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 10 07:21:24 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Firefox Version: 80.0.1

Within the last 2 days I have tried to access accounts that respond with something like enter the response code. Note-the firefox forum creation worked. The accounts were in Computershare.com and amazon.com. Both want to confirm (somehow) that the emailed code could be entered 'somewhere' on the screen, but nothing was shown that would accept an entry.

Just to confirm, I also tried Chrome and Opera and same thing. I even did it on my other Linux laptop with the same results. I don't do MS and even told Computershare that and they kept telling me to try a different browser to no avail.

Asked by Pete 2 months ago