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I cannot open any website from www.gov.uk

I run Firefox on Debian Testing. Two days ago I installed the snap file for Teams-for-Linux. Since then I have been unable to open any website from www.gov.uk. I am able … (read more)

I run Firefox on Debian Testing. Two days ago I installed the snap file for Teams-for-Linux. Since then I have been unable to open any website from www.gov.uk.

I am able to use Chromium without any problems

Asked by Henry 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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I received notice that an egov.ice.gov site will no longer support FireFox by August -- how do I get more info or invite reexamination of this decision?

For work I use a site at egov.ice.gov Today, I received this notification: BEGIN==== On Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will make c… (read more)

For work I use a site at egov.ice.gov

Today, I received this notification:

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On Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) will make changes to the way a user connects to The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) via browsers and batch software/middleware. The most notable of these impacts will be the complete lack of support for the Firefox browser. On Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, all versions of Firefox going back to at least v31.3.0 will cease to connect to the SEVIS websites. SEVP recommends the use of either Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE) browsers.

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I send notices to the SEVP helpdesk asking for more information, but I really do not understand the rationale behind this decision. Is there a group at Mozilla that is interested in this kind of issue?

Asked by wmorse 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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when i click on a firefox tab it opens in a new window

when i click on a firefox tab it opens in a new window. I use linux mint. Firefox 77.0.1. I have checked in safe mode - problem persists Refreshed firefox - problem pe… (read more)

when i click on a firefox tab it opens in a new window. I use linux mint. Firefox 77.0.1. I have checked in safe mode - problem persists Refreshed firefox - problem persists re-installed firefox - problem persists.

What can I do - I do not want to use another browser

Asked by dennis.guerra 1 year ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Problem if there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https:/… (read more)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)'

Any idea?

Asked by lz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Terribly slow browser

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or th… (read more)

After updating to version 94.0b9, the program began to slow down terribly. This is especially pronounced on YouTube: you select a search, enter a request, open two or three tabs from the proposed one with a possibly useful video ... That's it! You can go to a cafe for coffee and rolls. It became impossible to use the browser.

How to roll back to the previous version of the program?

Sub.: now Firefox Developer Edition 94.0b9 for Linux

Asked by Val_Ery 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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youtube sound, video not in sync

fresh install RHEL 8.5 FF 91.2.0esr i start a vid in youtube. the sound has static. if i open another window, even on a site that doesn't play video or sound, the sound… (read more)

fresh install RHEL 8.5 FF 91.2.0esr

i start a vid in youtube. the sound has static. if i open another window, even on a site that doesn't play video or sound, the sound and picture on the first window instantly get out of sync. the picture runs about 2-3 seconds ahead of the audio.

i have not customized the setup. this is a "stock" configuration. i have lots up upload, download speed. 20Mbps up, 80Mbps down.

Asked by bigcrater 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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How do i extrack extension to keep in a local file on my home PC ?

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home P… (read more)

I know that a extension, ones that add functionality can be installed from a local file on my PC but i need to know how to extract the extension and store it on my home PC ? I know there are scripts available but i don`t remember where.

Asked by Adam 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I tweaked a theme from the store, and Firefox disabled it after a few days of normal use.

A few days ago, I found a theme in the store that I really liked. However, I didn't like one of the colors and wanted to change it. So, after some searching around, I dis… (read more)

A few days ago, I found a theme in the store that I really liked. However, I didn't like one of the colors and wanted to change it. So, after some searching around, I discovered (from this forum, actually) that you can edit the files for themes and extensions if you use an archive manager or file extraction tool like 7zip. Upon doing this, I was easily able to change the few colors I didn't like and save the theme. I have been using it like this for a few days now, until today I alt+tabbed to Firefox and the theme had been disabled, with a message saying it could not be verified for use and has been disabled. Does anyone know how to fix this, and to keep it from happening in the future? If it helps I am using Manjaro Linux, and the theme was Nord Polar Dark.

EDIT: Turns out the problem was in the "digital signing" of the theme, and when I changed the theme, that signature was no longer valid. If you are using Developer Edition, Nightly, or the Extended Support Release, you can stop this by changing xpinstall.signatures.required to "false" in your about:config. Be warned though, as this means any add-on can now be installed, regardless of whether Mozilla has verified its security.

Asked by wjfortenberry 1 month ago

Answered by wjfortenberry 1 month ago

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Firefox inconsistent, Session leaks data.

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session" Usually, a checkbox, is a b… (read more)

By fixing the very first option you come across as soon as you go into General Under "Startup" The setting called "Restore previous Session"

Usually, a checkbox, is a boolean ON OFF.

Once more, this leaks data. For instance, logging into my webmail rebooting the machine, next time i launch firefox it spawns the same session again. This contradicts with the very first option under "General" -> Startup

If this was a public machine, some one would now have access to my email.

It seems that this is OS specific. But really, i don't care. My complaint stays the same. The option is broken, and firefox leaks data therefor. I no longer trust Firefox. This sort of stuff is not done deliberately.

Once more. perhaps bit logic is too complicated for you UI designers and a quantum gyro is more to your liking? Cause this is NOT normal.

Asked by syncsync 2 weeks ago

Answered by syncsync 2 weeks ago

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An extension installed globally for all users (in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions) does not load for an unobvious reason

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozil… (read more)

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/. All extensions load normally, except Auto Tab Discard. When running firefox with the -jsconsole option, I see what the screenshot shows (the message "Invalid addon ID"). But the installation to user profile is successful. I add the extension ID to manifest.json, and get the following output in the console: addons.xpi-utils WARN addMetadata: Add-on {c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} is invalid: Error: File /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} does not contain a valid manifest(resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:669:11) What can go wrong?

System: Debian 11 (bullseye) Firefox version: 91.4.1esr (amd64)

If you need any other information, please ask, I will write it down.

Asked by zostajekni 1 week ago

Answered by zostajekni 1 week ago

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Addons automatically re-enable themselves

I want to disable some addons to debug a problem with opening Slack in Firefox (works in private mode, doesn't work with my profile). I have four addons installed, and wh… (read more)

I want to disable some addons to debug a problem with opening Slack in Firefox (works in private mode, doesn't work with my profile). I have four addons installed, and when I disable any of them, it will automatically be re-enabled after some seconds. How can I stop that?

Asked by jan.heidbrink 5 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 5 days ago

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Bookmark toolbar sync is out of order

Hi, when I use Firefox on this machine, the bookmark sync doesn't work as expected. Instead of maintaining the order of the other devices' bookmark toolbar, it is orderin… (read more)

Hi, when I use Firefox on this machine, the bookmark sync doesn't work as expected. Instead of maintaining the order of the other devices' bookmark toolbar, it is ordering the non-folder bookmarks before the foldered bookmarks. How can I make it so the bookmark toolbar is the same across all devices? I have tried deleted places.sqlite and backupbookmarks folder.

OS: Debian 11

Thank you!

Asked by zanovis 5 days ago

Answered by zanovis 5 days ago

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Firefox updated with CentOS 7 machine update -- bookmarks and help menu are there but clicking does nothing.

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothi… (read more)

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothing happens. Ditto Help menu, where I tried to see Firefox version number. Just now, I tried again, by accident holding mouse button down instead of clicking on Bookmarks or Help, move pointer to desired option, release button. This amazingly works. So I can tell you version of Firefox is 68.7.Oesr (64-bit). (I usually use NoScript, but disabled it for this test, same result.) I am sending this help request from a different machine, so did not click Share Data.

Asked by gnreeke 1 year ago

Answered by gnreeke 1 year ago

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Firefox hang when "Firefox Home Content" are untiked - Not happening before

Hello, Since about 3 weeks, Firefox hang on certain websites while trying to load them, when un-ticking all "Firefox Home Content" items. When those things are ticked, e… (read more)

Hello,

Since about 3 weeks, Firefox hang on certain websites while trying to load them, when un-ticking all "Firefox Home Content" items. When those things are ticked, everything is fine. Wasn't happening before. Often a gray geared wheel appear and at other times only the "tab text" appear, please see the attached screen shot. I'm able to click on "File Edit View...", the items present on the bookmark toolbar, "Refresh", "Home" but the action is executed only when Firefox un-hang. I'd already get a look at Firefox help tutorials but there was nothing about "The "Firefox Home Content" can cause Firefox to hang".

It take me about 10 minutes to load this current page. "Firefox Home Content" are not ticked right now.

Thanks,

Guillaume

Asked by Guillaume Soucy 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Video Not Playing Until Firefox Is Restarted Once

Okay, PopOS 21.04, Firefox 92.0 x64, my packages are up to date, my graphics card (Nvidia 1080) drivers are up to date (nvidia-driver-470 (proprietary)), kernal 5.13.0-76… (read more)

Okay, PopOS 21.04, Firefox 92.0 x64, my packages are up to date, my graphics card (Nvidia 1080) drivers are up to date (nvidia-driver-470 (proprietary)), kernal 5.13.0-7614-generic.

I run a variety of addons, but the only ones that should even be touching YouTube in any way would be Noscript, Ublock Origin, YouTube HD, HTTPS Everywhere. In the past with my current configuration none of these have given me any issues with playback.

I don't have any idea why, this is a problem I experienced a long time ago and now newly the other day for seemingly no good reason, videos on YouTube but also the web in general will not play until I open Firefox, close the browser, open it again, and then try and do whatever it was I'm trying to do. While not a fatal issue, this is one that is extremely annoying and I really don't feel like putting up with it.

Anyone have any advice or information?

Asked by silenz.xe 3 months ago

Answered by silenz.xe 3 months ago

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Cyrillic is transcripted to Latin alphabet

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language sett… (read more)

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language settings, but nothing worked. My standard language is German. How can I make Firefox show the pages in Cyrillic alphabet? Thank you for your help.

Asked by mistervertigo 3 months ago

Answered by mistervertigo 3 months ago