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Unable to change secondary email address.

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add… (read more)

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add the email address that I want. I get an error message saying that the email already exists. I note that in the Firefox account dialog the secondary email address is blank.

I did sign up for Firefox VPN using the email address that I'd like to use and so that's a possible reason. I just don't know how to fix it. Note; I'm no longer planning to use Firefox VPN. I wonder if perhaps there's a way to cancel/delete that account.

Yours Not the sharpest tool. (I feel like I'm not the sharpest fool.)

Asked by Not the sharpest tool 2 months ago

JSZip doesn't work in firefox addon context

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything togethe… (read more)

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything together and download. But JSZip keeps throuhing the `unsupported file type` error. Even though blobs are supported.

Here's the relevant code I'm using Github File

I've submitted an issue to the maintainer which has some more debugging info. The script in the addon_context has some very quantum behaviour and changes output every time I console.log Github Issue

I'm wondering if there might be a problem on my end, with the way I'm generating and processing the blobs. The same code works in chromium based browser, I'm confused as to what Firefox does differently. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Jade Maveric 2 months ago

Firefox loads pages very slowly on a fresh Ubuntu installation

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but sudden… (read more)

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but suddenly Firefox started to take forever to load the pages. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and installed it again but the problem persists. I thought it was a problem with some extension (I only use AdBlocker and HttpsEverywhere) but restarting it in safe mode the problem persists. I also have to mention that the Ubuntu installation is recent. What could be the problem?. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

Asked by sergioaguero 2 months ago

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found.

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found. https://vsx.mpchat.com/data/tmp/chat_161847892912.ogg This is a systematic problem with this browser… (read more)

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found. https://vsx.mpchat.com/data/tmp/chat_161847892912.ogg This is a systematic problem with this browser. In other browsers, this AUDIO is played without problems! Dan

Asked by logx9 2 months ago

key pinning » (HPKP) mais aucune chaîne de confiance pour les certificats n’a pu être établie

Bonjour, When i want go to addons.mozilla.org I can't. With this : «Échec de la connexion sécurisée Une erreur est survenue pendant une connexion à addons.mozilla.org. L… (read more)

Bonjour,

When i want go to addons.mozilla.org I can't. With this : «Échec de la connexion sécurisée

Une erreur est survenue pendant une connexion à addons.mozilla.org. Le serveur utilise le mécanisme de « key pinning » (HPKP) mais aucune chaîne de confiance pour les certificats n’a pu être établie pour correspondre au pinset. Les violations de « key pinning » ne peuvent pas être forcées.

Code d’erreur : MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_KEY_PINNING_FAILURE

   La page que vous essayez de consulter ne peut pas être affichée car l’authenticité des données reçues ne peut être vérifiée.
   Veuillez contacter les propriétaires du site web pour les informer de ce problème.» 

Where are the site proprietary ? ;-) Firefox 87.0 (64 bits) in Debian Sid

Asked by cei.marin 2 months ago

Links Started Showing as Visited From the Entire History, Not Just the Current Session

Starting today, on Firefox 87.0 for Linux, any link that I had visited in the past is showing up as visited in the current session. I am in the process of updating thousa… (read more)

Starting today, on Firefox 87.0 for Linux, any link that I had visited in the past is showing up as visited in the current session. I am in the process of updating thousands of listings on Ebay and the link color helps me keep track of where I am in the list each day, especially since I have had to start back from the beginning of the list 3 times. I do not want to clear my history as I keep going back to it to reference old pages. Is there a setting to clear the links visited color without clearing the history? Or is this a bug?

Asked by kimchee2012 2 months ago

View Saved Logins always over input

Firefox version : 87.0 Everytime when I try to type into the input field the "View saved logins" element covers the input. Can I disable this element or is there a way t… (read more)

Firefox version : 87.0

Everytime when I try to type into the input field the "View saved logins" element covers the input. Can I disable this element or is there a way to move it under the field not covering the input that I'm typing into ?

Asked by Richard 2 months ago

Screen sharing one monitor of many

When using screen sharing, FF (up to the latest release 88) offers to share each of the open applications or the full screen. What's missing is to share just one of 3 mon… (read more)

When using screen sharing, FF (up to the latest release 88) offers to share each of the open applications or the full screen. What's missing is to share just one of 3 monitors, if that's what one is using. Chrome has that option, but FF doesn't. Is that on the roadmap to be added? Or is there a plugin or hidden setting that would allow me to do that already?

Asked by Jürgen 2 months ago

FF 87.0, Ubuntu 20.04 Can't share screen

I'm having trouble sharing my screen with Firefox 87 on Ubuntu 20.04.2. What happens when I go to share, the "Will you allow <site> to share your screen" window pop… (read more)

I'm having trouble sharing my screen with Firefox 87 on Ubuntu 20.04.2.

What happens when I go to share, the "Will you allow <site> to share your screen" window pops up. "Select a Window or Screen" is autofilled, but I cannot hit 'allow' (it is greyed out). When I click the dropdown, the "Select a Window or Screen" option is greyed out, and my only other option is "Use Operating System Settings". When I select this I can hit "allow", but no other options pop up and my screen is not shared, although firefox seems to think so (shows the orange symbol at top, site privacy settings show sharing allowed).

Asked by contact480 1 month ago

Warn on close without Restore previous session

I would like for Firefox to be able to: Warn me when closing multiple tabs without restoring my previous session. I have researched online and tinkered with the browser's… (read more)

I would like for Firefox to be able to: Warn me when closing multiple tabs without restoring my previous session.

I have researched online and tinkered with the browser's settings and I could only manage to make Firefox warn me when closing multiple tabs when I also had the option to Restore previous session enabled. I hope that something can be worked out in about:config.

Asked by bqyK6l7Sbdnc 1 month ago

awesomebar: allow narrow interpretation of search terms

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the n… (read more)

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the need of retracing already known websites. (I have removed suggestions and history though, I find that those are mostly in the way.)

One limitation for me as a programmer is that while searching for Python helps me find the correct bookmarks, including C in a search is not helpful, as a c anywhere in a bookmark will give a hit. This even goes for '.com'! The same problem occurs when searching for bookmarks in the bookmark library.

My suggested improvement would be to allow search terms to be interpreted narrowly. This could be done by adding quotes, for example "C" (single quotes could also work).

Is this already possible in some way? And if not, where would be the best place to suggest the improvement? [feedback page reads "Please check back soon"] ( and I'm not sure whether this suits the Bugzilla platform.

Asked by 1-dimensional_box 1 month ago

Grumpy old fogey says why not leave what is working work...

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought… (read more)

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought as better... Give me a break !! the complaint I had which I found a workaround was to DELETE up to 1G of cookies so I had a little usable ram and space on my HDD... Some of the cookies were HUGE... My OS has been Linux mint or other flavours of Linux since about 1990 and used to boot in less than 20 seconds, then it would load the previous days applications where I left off in another 10 seconds... Now, judging by the sixes of the files downloaded to refresh Firefox you are writing BLOATWARE WTF... Why do you think I would not touch Intel & windoze? DAZE of compulsory Amerikan speling & corporate spying are numbered if this keeps deteriorating... 20,000 cookies a day? and how big is the file to install firefox... That is what I call BLOATWARE...

I watch informative YT but when it gets boringly repetitive I just scan what is force fed in the vain hope I will spot something of interest... 90% is crap, or dumb'ed down BS to find a few paste jewels...

My brain is somewhat addled with Dementia, and afflicted with aspects of Asperger's Syndrome, Bi polar disorder... Give me a break Please...

Asked by Brian Ballard 1 month ago

Can I open all links externally / in default browser?

Hi! So I'm using a tool called Ice that creates special profiles for web apps (like Twitter or WhatsApp) to have them run in special browsers resembling Firefox' former s… (read more)

Hi! So I'm using a tool called Ice that creates special profiles for web apps (like Twitter or WhatsApp) to have them run in special browsers resembling Firefox' former site-specific browser feature.

Now when I click links in those web-apps running in special Firefox profiles, I would like to still open links in my default profile / default browser.

There is an about:config option named "browser.link.open_newwindow" which supports the following values:

  • 1: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in the current tab/window.
  • 2: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in a new window.
  • 3: Open links, that would normally open in a new window, in a new tab in the current window.

Ideally, there would be an option to open those links using the system's default (like using xdg-open on Linux), which would open the link using my default browser / Firefox' default profile.

Is there some config item that I'm missing - or an add-on for Firefox that does just that (letting the system handle opening the link)? Does anyone have another idea?

Thanks for your help!

Asked by sk22 1 month ago

Keyboard shortcuts on Firefox Homepage

I love the default firefox homepage with the top sites, highlights, etc. However I'd love it even more with an option to navigate it with keyboard shortcuts. I know there… (read more)

I love the default firefox homepage with the top sites, highlights, etc. However I'd love it even more with an option to navigate it with keyboard shortcuts. I know there are several "speed dial" extensions with that functionality, but I would prefer to keep the normal look and feel of the homepage just with keyboard shortcuts for top sites and highlights. Is there a setting to enable shortcuts? If not, this would be a suggestion rather than a question.

Asked by Nico 1 month ago

Search bar on new tab page now duplicates URL bar, making search queries containing a ":" impossible

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting … (read more)

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting errors during compile time? It's now nearly impossible to use Firefox efficiently to search for errors during coding. As can be seen in your press screenshots (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-new-tab-page) there used to be a "Search the web" bar on the new tab page in addition to the "Search or enter web address" URL bar. As their descriptions say, the search bar always triggered a web search - this is a feature i regularly used (~50 times on a work day), which has now been removed. Why? Because Firefox often recognizes my search queries as keywords to trigger the system handler, because they contain a ":". This is often the case with error messages of compilers, as in "ImportError: cannot import name". Instead, both bars show the same description "Search or enter web address" and work the same. Please tell me, how can I restore my search-only-bar, or is a bug report needed to revert changes/introduce a configuration option?

Asked by niklas.j.nett 1 month ago

Screen Share Window Selection Crashes Computer

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by … (read more)

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by holding the power button. It hurts my heart every time I have to do it, especially because of how new my computer is.

Asked by aaronjencks 1 month ago

Suggesting feature

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox? I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookm… (read more)

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox?

I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookmarks folde little confiusung sometimes and detecting whether a folder or name due to themes.

I want to select folder color and title color.

I can't find a way for suggesting way. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/966900 this topic not- up to date. I couldn't found help section.

whatever, How can i sent this request to dev-ops team?

Asked by maxemilian 1 month ago

Want to control the order in which add-ons have access to page source

Hi. Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't suppor… (read more)

Hi.

Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't support HTTPS.

I have both ClearURLs and "HTTPS Everywhere" installed, and I hypothesize that if "ClearURLs" could remove strip the surrounding tracking URL from the embedded real URL, most real sites would work without complaint.

Can I somehow tell Firefox to apply "ClearURLs" before "HTTPS Everywhere", so that "HTTPS Everywhere" operates on the sanitized real address? (Or am I interpreting the situation wrongly?)

Thanks for your help.

Warmly, Pete

Asked by peter.j.riches 1 month ago

read streaming text from a javascript output

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as peop… (read more)

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as people transmit on their amateur radios. Is it somehow possible to capture that information stream in real-time?

My intent is to use a shell script for further processing.

Thank you.

Asked by rusytravis19 1 month ago