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Chinese Characters of Microsoft YaHei displays strange on Manjaro-Firefox, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windows display strange too.

https://forum.manjaro.org/t/firefox/17542 Chinese Characters displays strange (some characters are extremely large) on Manjaro, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windo… (read more)

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Chinese Characters displays strange (some characters are extremely large) on Manjaro, and it will make Edge and Firefox on Windows display strange too.

Asked by 1900011604 2 years ago

Answered by 1900011604 1 year ago

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Cannot open a local directory

Hi community, I found I cannot open any local directory, like "file:///home/". Firefox keeps loading but shows a blank page. Actually I found I cannot open PDFs by Firefo… (read more)

Hi community,

I found I cannot open any local directory, like "file:///home/". Firefox keeps loading but shows a blank page. Actually I found I cannot open PDFs by Firefox first, and then I found I cannot open any directory. I think these two issues are related.

Does anyone have some idea about this issue? OS: Manjaro Linux Firefox: 80.0.1

Thanks.

Asked by linwaytin 2 years ago

Answered by linwaytin 1 year ago

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Firefox sync on different operatin system

Hi, I'm using both Linux and Windows on my computer. I've got problem with firefox sync, on Windows I'm using program like IDM and also use it's extension on Firefox. Mea… (read more)

Hi, I'm using both Linux and Windows on my computer. I've got problem with firefox sync, on Windows I'm using program like IDM and also use it's extension on Firefox. Meanwhile, on Linux this extension is useless. If I turned it off while on Linux, when I relogin to Windows, this extension also get turned off, I understand this is due to Firefox sync nature, but its so ineffective if I've got to turn it on and off while switching between OS.

Is there any workaround for this?

TIA

Asked by Reza Dharmawan 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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updates for mozilla firefox on linux

I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open H… (read more)

I downloaded and installed this package: firefox-81.0.tar.bz2 on Manjaro linux. If I click on Help/about, it updates. Does it update automatically, even if I don't open Help/about?

Asked by Shmu26 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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how to remove "visit" suggestions from urlbar

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr… (read more)

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr version this isn't working. I tried with deleted /home/.mozila folder (new profile) and with menu home ->top sites and search suggestions switched off (and also with and without userChrome.css file) so this is isn't the case. Thanks for help.

Asked by glasswalker 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mozilla Firefox versions on Windows 10, Linux-Mint20 and CENTOS-8.2 operates differently, including not working

I perform Beta testing of GPS suites for several groups. My main interest is the CENTOS 8.2 operating system but I also service some Windows 10 laptops and two LINUX Mint… (read more)

I perform Beta testing of GPS suites for several groups. My main interest is the CENTOS 8.2 operating system but I also service some Windows 10 laptops and two LINUX Mint20 machines. A GPS group in CANADA, https://webapp.geod.nrcan.gc.ca/geod/tools-outils/ppp.php operates an on-line processing service that I use and beta test for. They have a new engine about to be released but my main CEMTOS 8.2 machine is new and Fire fox is also going through updates.

The issue is that the I can uses Firefox and WINDOWS 10 okay on the old and new NRC-Canada applications. I can use old and new NRC-Canada software with Google Chrome satisfactorily but I cannot run either old or new NRC Canada applications with either LINUX MINT 20 firefox (Version 80.0 Firefox for Linux Mint-1.0) or the Extended Support Release 78.2 that is used for Mozilla Firerfox for CENTOS Linux redhat - 1.0

Appreciate help with this issue. With regards Peter (petermorgan@grapevine.net.au)

Asked by petermorgan 1 year ago

Answered by petermorgan 1 year ago

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Problem with getting rid of all the "Cashed Web Content" using the appropriate commands in Preferences Privacy & Security

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff bein… (read more)

Despite the fact I have set Firefox in permanent private browsing, I routinely have to use the "Clear Data" command to remove cashed web content. I don't like stuff being dumped on my hard drive. Recently I have been unable to remove some of this cached web content, initially 32Kb, but now it is up to 752Kb - could this be malware?! How can I find out what it is and how can I remove it?

Asked by petewilson213 1 year ago

Answered by petewilson213 1 year ago

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Firefox Account 2FA not working

Hi, I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account. I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and… (read more)

Hi,

I am trying to enable "Two-step Authentication" under the Manage Account page for my Firefox Account.

I've tried many authenticator / otp app on my android phone and my friend's android phone just to see, but none of them would work. It always says "Invalid two-step authentication code".

Has anyone been experiencing this? Does anyone have a lead on how to fix this?

Thank you!

Asked by rachot 1 year ago

Answered by rachot 1 year ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 1 year ago

Answered by jsamcr 1 year ago

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Firefox displays strange characters when the font is italics

For example, this page mostly displays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_lynx But items like the latin name does not (attached pic). Switching off the italics on t… (read more)

For example, this page mostly displays: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_lynx But items like the latin name does not (attached pic). Switching off the italics on the latin name causes it to display correctly.

Bolding text doesn't cause any issues.

My problem seems similar to this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/774797

However I can see Helvetica fonts just fine. I can cause the error when I switch it to italics. data:text/html,Helvetica Neue
<font face="Helvetica Neue" size="25">''abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ</font>


Any ideas on how to fix this? Thanks!

Asked by liamklub 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Change the Hand Cursor

I just changed my browser because the version I had before wasn't compatible with a site I needed to use for school. On this version instead of using the cursor designs t… (read more)

I just changed my browser because the version I had before wasn't compatible with a site I needed to use for school. On this version instead of using the cursor designs that are used everywhere else, it uses it's own versions and I can't find a way to change this. When I go to click on a link it turns into this really ugly version of the hand cursor instead of the normal one. I know this doesn't seem important but it's actually triggering panic attacks for me. Please help! I'm using linux mint.

Asked by shekhinahwoolf 1 year ago

Answered by shekhinahwoolf 1 year ago

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Two websites one hour out with time

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is cor… (read more)

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is correct. I have cleared the cache several times, rebooted and shut down overnight.

A forum site is displaying the correct times. A site displaying weather information uses the correct time; I loaded it just after 3am and the first time it displayed was 6am as expected.

1. A TV guide normally highlights in red programs currently showing; at present it shows programs showing one hour previously. In Google-Chrome no programs are highlighted. I have removed the cookies and that has made no difference. 2. Facebook.com times are one hour late, both the time of posts in the newsfeed and times of notifications.

Asked by Terry 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Turn off sound effects (search, etc.)

Firefox plays many sound effects that I find to be annoying. For example, if you are searching on a page (ctrl+f, then type) and no phrase is found you get a "clunk" soun… (read more)

Firefox plays many sound effects that I find to be annoying.

For example, if you are searching on a page (ctrl+f, then type) and no phrase is found you get a "clunk" sound.

Is there any way to disable this?

Asked by wm.wooley 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Error Message ONLY with Firefox browser

(Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.costco.com/" on this server. Reference #18.a7f00f17.1604805009.3a9c2ba ) That an error message I receive wh… (read more)

(Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.costco.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.a7f00f17.1604805009.3a9c2ba )

That an error message I receive when trying to access www.costo.com on Firefox.

Earlier posts (2017) suggested this is a VPN problem. Disable the VPN and Cosco, com comes up. Well I use a VPN for security and I don't want to disable it to shop at Costco. I don't have that problem with Opera or Chrome, so it must be a Firefox problem. I like Firefox and prefer to use it, but this problem is disappointing. I'm surprised that no one involved with Firefox has solved it yet (no disrespect to the volunteers who spend many hours trying to fix things). It must be a tricky problem. Any ideas other than disabling my VPN. That's not going to happen.

Asked by Staticide 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I can't print "selections only" on my Linux Mint 20. what can I do?

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution. I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that. Kernel: 5.4.0-… (read more)

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution.

I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that.

Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by Sergei Aleinikov 1 year ago

Answered by Sergei Aleinikov 1 year ago