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Firefox won't sync when SmartProxy (or FoxyProxy) is enabled

Hello, I'm behind a corporate proxy server and I had no issues with this until a couple of months ago. First I was using FoxyProxy, and one day I realized that Firefox wa… (read more)

Hello, I'm behind a corporate proxy server and I had no issues with this until a couple of months ago. First I was using FoxyProxy, and one day I realized that Firefox wasn't syncing so I started troubleshooting (Troubleshoot mode) and found out that when a proxy addon (now I moved to SmartProxy and it's the same) is enabled Sync fails. I even tried setting up a new profile with a different, new, Firefox Sync account and the outcome is the same. Anyone else having this trouble? Is this a bug? Should I report it? Anyone wants to help me reproduce it? Thanks in advance!

PS: This happens on my Windows 10 machine too.

Asked by samthelion17 2 months ago

How to save users bookmarks in shared folder

Hi, Presently users login through Vmware VDI to access mozilla firefox on Ubuntu OS.The VDI Ubuntu OS is on non-persistent mode , the Ubuntu image including users mozilla… (read more)

Hi, Presently users login through Vmware VDI to access mozilla firefox on Ubuntu OS.The VDI Ubuntu OS is on non-persistent mode , the Ubuntu image including users mozilla profile directory will get erased once the user logs out.

They will get new Ubuntu OS from the golden image once they login back and new user mozilla profile will be created.

Whatever user settings is done including bookmarks will not be saved , hence i am exploring to do settings directly on the golden image to save mozilla profile on shared directory (/home/user/Documents).

Kindly suggest how to save mozilla profile on shared directory (/home/user/Documents) or save bookmarks to (/home/user/Documents)

Regards, Rajesh

Asked by glraj 1 month ago

vim bindings

Style editor: able to use vim bindings & navigate like vim normal mode. entered text, see update & save. But unable to go back to vim like normal mode & navig… (read more)

Style editor:

able to use vim bindings & navigate like vim normal mode. entered text, see update & save. But unable to go back to vim like normal mode & navigate etc?

Asked by ab2qik 1 month ago

how would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash

How would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash. So like "firefox --savepage example.com ". Why well i need to download a webpage t… (read more)

How would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash. So like "firefox --savepage example.com ". Why well i need to download a webpage that needs js to load.

Asked by lnee 1 month ago

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (read more)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.

   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 1 month ago

Failed to register/update a ServiceWorker for scope ‘http://localhost:3000/. Storage access is restricted in this context due to user settings or private browsing mode.

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict… (read more)

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict storage space. But I have the default setting and in "normal" firefox in version 94 it works fine. Is is annoying bc I am unable to use firefox as my development browser. any idea of what might be happening?

Asked by Joel 1 month ago

userChrome.css file not woriking with custom fonts after installing bitsream vera sans font in Arch Linux

Hi Guys! I wanted to install twemojis in my Arch Linux distro (manjaro) but after installing bitsream vera sans font the userChrome.css fonts that I write in that file ar… (read more)

Hi Guys! I wanted to install twemojis in my Arch Linux distro (manjaro) but after installing bitsream vera sans font the userChrome.css fonts that I write in that file are not working anymore like the fonts are not installed, but I'm using that custom font in my Arch Linux (Product Sans) even any other font that I put in that file is not working, but If I use "font-weight: bold;" It's working so that means that the file is working but the fonts are not.

I'd appreciate any help. Thank you!!

Asked by grateroldiaz1 1 month ago

Firefox Library: Batch section of bookmarks and typing a new tag append the tag instead of replacing the old ones

Using Firefox 94.0 The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding the… (read more)

Using Firefox 94.0

The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding them more easily.

Until some time ago, I used the Library (Ctrl + Shift + O) to first select a batch of bookmarks (whether or not filtered after an existing tag or another criterion); and typed the new tag in the field Tags: at the bottom of the Library dialogue window. If I had to change the tag, I simply wrote the new one; the old one was replaced. If I had to add a tag, I could repeat the old tag and add the new one.

Now, instead, my new tag is appended to each and every bookmark in the batch. This makes it impossible to delete the old tags, unless you do it one at a time. Both doing and undoing become unwieldy when you have tens or hundreds of bookmarks. Also, it defeats the purpose of streamlining, because the number of tags grows.

So, there is a difference in behavior between editing the tag of a single bookmark and the tag of a batch of bookmark. Is this intended? If so, how to work around that? If not, I presume this is bug.

Asked by XavierStuvw 1 month ago

Have new tabs open the same local file as my homepage

I've browsed through a dozen of posts now and so far got my homepage to show me my local file. The problem is that I want this local file to also show when I open a new t… (read more)

I've browsed through a dozen of posts now and so far got my homepage to show me my local file. The problem is that I want this local file to also show when I open a new tab (Ctrl+T).

I've configured an autoconfig based on another post I read, currently have this:

In my autoconfig.cfg: // first line is a comment var {classes:Cc,interfaces:Ci,utils:Cu} = Components; var newTabURL = "path_to_my_file.html"; aboutNewTabService = Cc["@mozilla.org/browser/aboutnewtab-service;1"].getService(Ci.nsIAboutNewTabService); aboutNewTabService.newTabURL = newTabURL;

In my autoconfig.js: // pref("general.config.filename", "autoconfig.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); //pref("general.config.sandbox_enabled", false);


I have the last line commented because it worked for the poster, but it gives me an error that firefox couldn't load my autoconfig and that I should contact my sysadmin, lol. Other than that error message, it worked the same as it does now after I closed the popup.

If possible I don't want to use any extensions for this.

Asked by norasora 1 month ago

Strange "Unknown Collection" messages in the console after startup

Hi, I'm using Firefox ESR 78.15 with a slightly modified Arkenfox user.js I keep getting two "Unknown Collection" messages in the console after startup. The first one rea… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Firefox ESR 78.15 with a slightly modified Arkenfox user.js

I keep getting two "Unknown Collection" messages in the console after startup.

The first one reads Unknown Collection "main/messaging-experiments" in the headline, while the following text is shown in the drop down menu: "UnknownCollectionError resource://services-settings/RemoteSettingsClient.jsm:155 sync resource://services-settings/RemoteSettingsClient.jsm:455 InterpretGeneratorResume self-hosted:1158 AsyncFunctionNext self-hosted:693

The second one reads "Unknown Collection "main/cfr-fxa" in the headline, with the same text in the drop down menu as above.

Can someone please explain what these messages mean and if it is something to be concerned about?

I've spent quite some time, but couldn't find out.

Thanks

Asked by spider82 1 month ago

Expand "Add bookmark" window for a better user-experience when one has a lot of bookmark folders

When adding a bookmark on Firefox Desktop, putting a bookmark in a folder when adding it becomes cumbersome when one has a lot of bookmark folders and sub-folders. What I… (read more)

When adding a bookmark on Firefox Desktop, putting a bookmark in a folder when adding it becomes cumbersome when one has a lot of bookmark folders and sub-folders. What I mean by that is that the user has to scroll a lot to find the folder they want to put their bookmarks in. It takes too much time. My suggestions for improvement:

  1. Allow the user to resize the "Add bookmark window" so that they can quickly spot the folder they're looking for. The ideal would be to have the possible to maximize the "add folder" pop-up/window just like the one we have when we click on "Manage bookmarks" (Ctrl-Shift-O). This would be much faster.
  2. Provide a search bar to quick search for the folder/sub-folder we want to put our bookmark in.

Asked by fastai 1 month ago

Opening web page from Thunderbird opens new Firefox window

I run Thunderbird on an email-only system which I can access from LAN or remotely.. I "ssh -X" to that system and run Thunderbird, which displays on my workstation. Unt… (read more)

I run Thunderbird on an email-only system which I can access from LAN or remotely.. I "ssh -X" to that system and run Thunderbird, which displays on my workstation. Until an update a few days ago, when I clicked on an http/https link in Thunderbird, if there was an instance of Firefox running on my workstation, the link would open in a new tab on the most recently accessed Firefox window. If there was no instance of Firefox running on the workstation, then Firefox would be started on the email-only system, which would display on my workstation. After the recent update, the behavior has changed: clicking on a link always opens Firefox on the email-only system, not a new tab on the workstation.

Running Thunderbird 78.14.0 on Centos 7.9 email system, Firefox 94.0 on Fedora 33 workstation.

Any suggestions on how to have the previous behavior?

Asked by eager1 1 month ago

i have login sync firefox but i just installed a linux version but it would not take what i typed into security key .... what format restriction that is not explaned

i have login sync Firefox but i just installed a Linux version but it would not take what i typed into security key .... what format restriction that is not explained hav… (read more)

i have login sync Firefox but i just installed a Linux version but it would not take what i typed into security key .... what format restriction that is not explained

have liked how sync works across many systems i have used ...

just started Garuda and when i used FireDragon and tried to sync it would not continue when i tried a few KEY but it would not tell me why it would not work

would like to see what is required ...

later when i looked for help all i see is a multi group of 4 digits but still not sure what form it is looking .... thought a simple single number or letter combo was needed....

Asked by clanofcire 1 month ago

Firefox for linux: what's the difference between ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/ and ~/.mozilla/firefox/.../storage/default/{url}/cache/

I am trying to figure out what does not need to be included in my `rsync` backups. I noticed two apparent types of cache directories: Many files following this format, as… (read more)

I am trying to figure out what does not need to be included in my `rsync` backups. I noticed two apparent types of cache directories:

Many files following this format, as as example. ``` ~/.mozilla/firefox/...default-release/storage/default/https+++[URL]/cache/morgue/217/{2f9...d9}.final ``` and ``` ~/.cache/mozilla/firefox/...default-release/ ``` The latter contains sub-directories and a file `activity-stream.discovery_stream.json`.

Why are there these two different formats for caches? Which one or both can I exclude from backups?

Asked by steve.z 1 month ago

"Only Show on new Tab" - fix it, or rename to "Only Show on "Firefox Home" page

There are lot of previous topics on "Bookmarks Toolbar "Only Show on New Tab" option not working" But I DON'T like the proposed solution at all. "New tab" is really new- … (read more)

There are lot of previous topics on "Bookmarks Toolbar "Only Show on New Tab" option not working"

But I DON'T like the proposed solution at all.

"New tab" is really new- which was just appear in tabbar. Regardless of a new tab content, it could be whatever of:

  • blank page (my case)
  • Firefox Home page
  • Some addon start page

The new tab should be still "new" to make a decision to show the bookmarks tabbar in it.

So, the tab is new when:

  • it was just appear
  • the tab content is rendered only once (didn't go to any other URL)

As a programmer, I'm sure it's not difficult to fix, isn't it?

From the number of the previous reports you can see how many users don't expect the current behavior (for me, Firefox 94.0 don't show bookmarks tabbar in new blank tab).

Asked by sashnov 1 month ago

video corruption

Apparently when Firefox updated to version 78.15.0 on my Devuan Chimaera operating system, I began to experience video corruption. Whenever the cursor is moved, thin hor… (read more)

Apparently when Firefox updated to version 78.15.0 on my Devuan Chimaera operating system, I began to experience video corruption. Whenever the cursor is moved, thin horizontal lines break up the text or image for one second. Another symptom is that when the cursor is moved onto or away from the scroll bar at right, it displays horizontal lies of shades of grey. Other video intensive applications (LibreOffice Word) and browsers (tor browser, Chrome) don't have the problem. Hardware is Gibabyte Z590 Aorus Elite (no video card). I reinstalled without customization, cache, addons and the problem persists.

Asked by haines2011 1 month ago

problem with old firefox account with an email that no longer exist

Hi First of all sorry if my English is not correct. I have a problem trying to login to an old firefox account, though I remember the password I cannot change or add a ne… (read more)

Hi

First of all sorry if my English is not correct. I have a problem trying to login to an old firefox account, though I remember the password I cannot change or add a new email because the primary email from the old account is from a email service that no longer exist (openmailbox.org), so I cannot receive the security code. Although I have a new firefox account with other mail that I use regularly, I need to access to my old account to recover an old login. Is there something that can be done or I lost my old data forever?

Asked by vicenteyanez 1 month ago

I have two different email address I frequently use on my Firefox browser, but Firefox remembers/autofills only one?

I use two different emails frequently for when on my Firefox browser: @consultant and @rocketmail.com. Yet Firefox only remembers/autofills one, the latter of the two. T… (read more)

I use two different emails frequently for when on my Firefox browser: @consultant and @rocketmail.com. Yet Firefox only remembers/autofills one, the latter of the two. The PC used is my own and is secured from anyone else logging on in the house (wife and son have their own laptops). It's a bit annoying when I turn on my Linux Mint OS PC to check both my email accounts, (and yeah when logging into each email account, I did specify or select the option "Remember me on this device"), yet I always have to sign in to the "@rocketmail.com" account. Please help! What am I missing or possibly overlooking? Since I am fallible, I therefore may have been doing something wrong, incorrect, or overlooking it. It's possible. Thank you very much for your assistance, and effort.

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Asked by fmcp 1 month ago

Downloaded .part file removed when dowload failed

Hi, my Firefox 95.0.1 running on Ubuntu 20.04 deletes .part file once download fails due to interrupted connection. Previous versions of Firefox used to keep them. Is the… (read more)

Hi, my Firefox 95.0.1 running on Ubuntu 20.04 deletes .part file once download fails due to interrupted connection. Previous versions of Firefox used to keep them. Is there any chance to configure Firefox to keep .part files to be able to resume download? Thanks, Milos

Asked by andrtm 1 month ago