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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 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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kb switch to another window, NOT another tab!

I know i can slow click on the icon to get to a second window, but there must be a kb for that. the help muddles the meaning of tabs and windows. I want to switch to th… (read more)

I know i can slow click on the icon to get to a second window, but there must be a kb for that. the help muddles the meaning of tabs and windows. I want to switch to the next window with a different tab bar where i put pocket so i can save to it

Asked by Fluffy the cat 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Text Out of alignment (with GaugeMeter.js)

I have a website that uses GaugeMeter.js component. The text of the gauges are out of alignment (as shown in the screenshot) -- which never the case when it is opened wit… (read more)

I have a website that uses GaugeMeter.js component. The text of the gauges are out of alignment (as shown in the screenshot) -- which never the case when it is opened with Chrome Browser (i.e. always centered and within the circle/arc).

Strangely, sometime it works well when I started to change the Firefox window width (it is a responsive page).

Anyone came across this? Any idea to solve this?

Asked by yongseong.liew 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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Website log in form not showing (Firefox 99 on Linux)

Hi, I've upgraded to Firefox 99 (on Linux) and a website that works fine in Firefox 88 and Chromium 101 has stopped working for me - I can't get the log in form to show u… (read more)

Hi,

I've upgraded to Firefox 99 (on Linux) and a website that works fine in Firefox 88 and Chromium 101 has stopped working for me - I can't get the log in form to show up.

This is in a standard window (as opposed to private) with all add ons disabled, Enhanced Tracking Protection switched off for the site and protection settings set to 'Custom' with everything switched off (and same with protection settings set to 'Standard').

The website is:

https://www.riverford.co.uk/

and then click on person icon in the top right corner.

I'm having similar problems with other websites, eg

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/

in a private window (but weirdly works fine in a standard window) - click on 'Example protein sequence' to fill in a sample sequence and then press 'Search'. In a standard window this works but in a private window the 'Search' button doesn't work. (If the search button does work for you, please delete the job afterwards by clicking on the rubbish bin/trashcan icon so as not waste their resources.)

Asked by Martin 3 weeks ago

Answered by Martin 3 weeks ago

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Send tabs from FF mobile: FF Desktop opens received tabs 3-4 times

I am sending tabs from Firefox mobile to Firefox desktop (Arch Linux) (on a regular base for years). All worked fine. After a new install two weeks ago the Firefox deskto… (read more)

I am sending tabs from Firefox mobile to Firefox desktop (Arch Linux) (on a regular base for years). All worked fine. After a new install two weeks ago the Firefox desktop receives the tabs and opens them as supposed. But after a day or three when I open Firefox desktop it opens all previous tabs again together with the newly sent tabs. I deleted the Firefox profile and installed from Firefox sync but the problem occurs. I deleted all devices in sync and added my 2 devices (desktop and mobile) again but it didn't work. Does anybody have a similar problem (and a solution)?

Asked by samesdat 2 weeks ago

Answered by samesdat 2 weeks ago

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After disabling developer tools annoying tab keeps opening.

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Developer tools kept popping up so I went into about:config & set everything to false. Now an equally annoying tab keeps opening up asking to… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. Developer tools kept popping up so I went into about:config & set everything to false. Now an equally annoying tab keeps opening up asking to enable them. I don't just get this hitting F12. Just like before I disabled, this keeps popping up for seemingly no reason. Guess I'm accidentally doing something with the mouse. I don't have a clue how to use developer tools. Wish I could just wipe it out completely.

Asked by jcs916 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Firefox use what to choose folder in KDE Plasma?

I use firefox since I go to college. When I got some problems, I try to check firefox use what to pick folder? I use Manjaro Plasma. I find chrominum use kdialog. But fi… (read more)

I use firefox since I go to college. When I got some problems, I try to check firefox use what to pick folder? I use Manjaro Plasma. I find chrominum use kdialog. But firefox looks not though both use gtk3 as UI

Firefox choose folder got wrong when use a USB HDD

Asked by kearney 2 weeks ago

Answered by kearney 2 weeks 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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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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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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Can't make WikiSpecies list display reddish "unused" color

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer. When I v… (read more)

I got help with this from your group some weeks ago, but I had to reinstall my Ubuntu OS (linux v.20.04.4 -- using firefox) recently and can't recall the answer.

When I view a WikiSpecies list of file names (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Pentatominae), the instances which have been installed but never used should be in a different (reddish) color. I am attaching an image of a page containing a file named "Abadia" (first one on the left, just under "A") which is unused. I also am attaching an empty "Creating Abadia" which is the result of clicking on "Abadia".

Please tell me how to change the image of an unused, empty file. I recall that there were two different choices SOMEWHERE in the system, "Always" and "Never" I think: One of them forces a system-level color pattern which includes reddish unused items; the other allows the used to program arbitrary displays such as the above (typical example from the dconf editor is 'bg_color: #f0f1f2; selected_bg_color: #023C88', but this editor does not change the appearance of a file instance.

Asked by jwill1000000 2 weeks ago

Answered by Terry 2 weeks ago

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Firefox breaks my desktop environment's scrollbar style and (gradient) color and in version 98+ refuses css to approximate it

I work on kubuntu 20.04 with plasma 5.18.8 desktop environment. I have a QtCurve-based custom application style, which I almost match with css for GTK apps. Firefox has t… (read more)

I work on kubuntu 20.04 with plasma 5.18.8 desktop environment. I have a QtCurve-based custom application style, which I almost match with css for GTK apps. Firefox has to be an exception by itself! Not only that, but it changes my ability to customize its interface, from time to time and even changes access to such ability, on some updates.

My scrollbar customizations in userChrome.css and userContent.css do not work any more (other CSS changes still work, for menu/addressbar/tabbar/bookmarksbar orderint and tab styling). I had to resort to settings in user.js file, to get a 20px width scrollbar, suitable for my big screen, but... it gets very wide when I increase the focus, on some webpages and becomes very ugly! Furthermore, I cannot make sense of the proper use of "ui.themedScrollbar*" settings and the scrollbar and its slider result in the same color. These are my settings in user.js:

user_pref("widget.content.gtk-theme-override", "backwater"); user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.enabled", false); // Use GTK-3.0 gtk.css: set to false user_pref("toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets", true); // Use userChrome.css & userContent.css: set to true user_pref("widget.gtk.alt-theme.scrollbar_active", true); user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override", 20); // If nothing else works, fix scrollbar width to 20px user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.round-thumb", false); user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.thumb-size", 1.0); // originally 0.75 user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.gtk.scrollbar.allow-buttons", true); // it was true, anyway... user_pref("layout.css.cached-scrollbar-styles.enabled", false); user_pref("layout.css.color-mix.enabled", true); user_pref("widget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.style", 4); // wide scrollbar theme: set to 4 user_pref("ui.themedScrollbar", "#bad1f5"); user_pref("ui.themedScrollbarInactive", "#668cc4"); user_pref("ui.themedScrollbarThumb", "#e4e4e4"); user_pref("ui.themedScrollbarThumbHover", "#e4e4e4"); user_pref("ui.themedScrollbarThumbActive", "#668cc4"); user_pref("ui.themedScrollbarThumbInactive", "#bad1f5"); user_pref("browser.dom.window.dump.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.ui.sitepermission.hidden", false); user_pref("fission.experiment.max-origins.qualified", true);

Either with the "ui.themedScrollbar*" settings or without them (and cleared from the prefs.js file), the scrollbar and its slider result in the same color, unless I (tryingly) click on some place on the scrollbar outside its slider; then I can see the slider, _only_ for the duration of the mouse-down event (which causes up or down page-hight scrolling).

The default, very thin scrollbar, as well as my modified wide scrollbar with invisible slider are both useless to me! I have even tried fx-autoconfig (https://github.com/MrOtherGuy/fx-autoconfig) to make the scrollbar CSS work, but no result. At this point, I am considering switching to another browser, despite the trust I have to mozilla, for my data and privacy.

Asked by kavadias 2 weeks ago

Answered by kavadias 2 weeks ago

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how to avoid the graying of most of the url in the location bar?

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gr… (read more)

In the location bar (aka url bar aka address bar), the base domain name ("example.com") is displayed as normal text, whereas everything else in the url is displayed in gray. For example, if the displayed url is https://foo.example.com/bar, the "https://foo." and "/bar" are in gray.

Is it possible to get the whole url displayed as normal text, i.e., black, and avoid this "graying out" of some of it?

In my searches so far, I've found various other customizations for the location bar via userChrome.css, but not this one. Any help appreciated.

I'm using firefox 91.8.0esr (64-bit) as currently packaged for centos7 (x86_64), though presumably this is not system-dependent.

Asked by karlberry 2 weeks ago

Answered by MarkRH 2 weeks ago

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prevent opening new window every time

Hello, I have been using Firefox for years without problems, but recently this came about out of the blue: for every action typed into the window, be it a search string … (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox for years without problems, but recently this came about out of the blue: for every action typed into the window, be it a search string or URL, or even about:config, Firefox opens a new window.

I didn't tweak any configuration options, it's not any of the extensions (removed those) nor a theme (using default). Also, this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1293906 was not useful.

This is an extremely annoying issue. Please help.

Asked by buzz2rp 3 months ago

Answered by buzz2rp 3 months ago

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No audio in Firefox

I run Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04.4. Sometime yesterday audio went away in Firefox. I still have audio on Chrome. I have tried disabling add-ons, clearing cache (including co… (read more)

I run Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04.4. Sometime yesterday audio went away in Firefox. I still have audio on Chrome. I have tried disabling add-ons, clearing cache (including cookies), resetting Firefox back to default, and have checked my preferences, Nothing works. What is next?

Asked by David Hartung 1 year ago

Answered by Mick 1 year ago

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key4.dab compatibility

Hi, are the files key4.dab logins.json generated on a 64bit Firefox compatible with a 32 bit version? The reason is that in the 32 bit one all my "user & PW" data ..… (read more)

Hi, are the files key4.dab logins.json

generated on a 64bit Firefox compatible with a 32 bit version?

The reason is that in the 32 bit one all my "user & PW" data .... abruptly vanished. So I wished to use the existing data to restore the configuration.

Both PC are running LINUX: - 64bit has Linux Mint - 32 bit has Kubuntu

Thanks in advance for your time! Alberto

Asked by pio1955 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago