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Force download of mp4 files ?

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file … (read more)

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file (as is the case with .mkv or .txt for example), it is downloaded instead.

I simply want .mp4 files to be downloaded when I navigate to them. I tried setting `media.mp4.enabled` to `false`, and that worked, but it also disabled most embedded media players.

Asked by thibautguenedal 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox mouse hover effects delayed

Hello, After installing Firefox (103.0.2) on a clean install of Manjaro (21.3.7) Gnome (42.4), I started noticing that mouse hover effects such as highlighted tabs, UI o… (read more)

Hello,

After installing Firefox (103.0.2) on a clean install of Manjaro (21.3.7) Gnome (42.4), I started noticing that mouse hover effects such as highlighted tabs, UI of a video-player appearing etc. are delayed after my PC exits hibernation (I am not sure if that is the only cause and if that really IS the cause). Weirdly enough the select menu I used to answer the "Which topic best describes your question?" question to create this post experiences no delay in highlighting the hovered element. Relaunching Firefox fixes this issue temporarily.

To be clear this is no performance issue since everything except mouse hover related interactions are fluid.

Thanks for helping out

Asked by Nydragon 1 year ago

Answered by Nydragon 1 year ago

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Left click is not working unable to open link, start videos

The issue appeared about two days ago. On the page https://index.hu/ the left click is not working from firefox. This is the most popular news site in Hungary. I also exp… (read more)

The issue appeared about two days ago. On the page https://index.hu/ the left click is not working from firefox. This is the most popular news site in Hungary. I also experienced the issue on other sites.

It is working fine from chrome and chromium. The issue is appeared on linux and windows 10 machines as well.

I tried to clear the cache but it does not help.

Please fix this ASAP or I have to delete your browser.

Asked by gbvarga 1 year ago

Answered by gbvarga 1 year ago

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Firefox 102ESR Crashes in Kali VM when moving mouse over images, links, etc

Greetings: First experienced: Friday, Sept 2, when using burpsuite/foxyproxy during a hackerone CTF. When using other Vbox instances on the same computer I have the sam… (read more)

Greetings:

First experienced: Friday, Sept 2, when using burpsuite/foxyproxy during a hackerone CTF.

When using other Vbox instances on the same computer I have the same issue. This issue is usually easy to duplicate when using dev-tools or by simply doing an image search and moving the mouse across the images.

Host: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS 5.15.0-47-generic #51-Ubuntu SMP Two different VGA controllers are present: Intel CometLake-S GT2 AMD/ATI Ellesmere Radeon RX

VirtualBox: 6.1.34_Ubuntu r150636 (Qt5.15.3) VirtualBox VGA: VMware SVGA II Adapter

Guest: Kali 2022.3 rolling 5.18.0-kali5-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 5.18.5-1kali6

Crashes have seem to involve input from the mouse and scroll function within the browser. Once, let us call it a glitch, the crash can either take place while continually moving the mouse around the browser's page or immediately outside the page with the mouse. The "glitch" is a coloration, usually pink or lime-green with characters printed to screen and then disappears. I have been unable to predict when the glitch will happen, thus no screenshot to help.

Steps I have taken:

Googled on the problem which led me to learn about the Firefox about:crashes function.

Viewed about:crashes -- seems to be a Renderer issue linked to llvmpipe or Mesa?

Checked basic system logs for host and guest for anything evident: syslog, kern, Xorg, messages, dmesg, daemon, journalctl.

Used Firefox troubleshooting and extended troubleshooting.

Installed Firefox 104 with same issue.

Reinstalled VirtualBox.

Search on Firefox Renderer issue [from crash report]

     I turned off performance settings, still have same crash issue.

Last Report ID that did not fail to upload: bp-740acc47-0ed4-44a8-851c-ff21b0220905


Ultimately, I am unsure if this is a Firefox, VirtualBox, or Kali Linux issue, but Firefox is the one that this issue is having a severe impact on. My head is spinning at this moment due to all the logs and information I have digested over the weekend.

I appreciate any efforts in helping me decipher what is going on!

Respectfully,

Steve

Asked by Swolb 1 year ago

Answered by Swolb 1 year ago

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Can I restrict the password autofill to the exact url / form (sub)domain

I have different login forms on different sub domains so I always get a huge lists of different logins. and also I get my password for the basic auth from the web-server … (read more)

I have different login forms on different sub domains so I always get a huge lists of different logins. and also I get my password for the basic auth from the web-server on my login form.

I also consider this as a security risk when different sub domains belong to different parties and I accidentally put my password into the wrong form.

Can I config Firefox the way that I get only passwords in the list that match the exact url or at least the (sub)domain?

Another Question As a Web-developer can I do something that my client don't experience such a mess (like giving the login form a special id so passwords are restricted do this particular form.

Asked by mt14 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Error 404 installing Flatpak on Linux for Firefox

I'm trying to install Firefox on a Chromebook. I've done this successfully before. Using the instructions in the Mozilla page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-fir… (read more)

I'm trying to install Firefox on a Chromebook. I've done this successfully before. Using the instructions in the Mozilla page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos?utm_source=www.mozilla.org-firefox-browsers-chromebook&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=seo#w_installing-the-firefox-desktop-browser-with-flatpak

But the command in the terminal window sudo bash -c "$(curl -fsS https://raw.githubusercontent.com/mozilla/sumo-kb/main/run-firefox-chromeos/install-flatpak.sh)"

Is giving me the error message curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404

Any advice would be appreciated! This is a fresh ChromeOS environment since I just did a factory reset so everything should be clean, and with latest OS version.

Thanks

Asked by jeff227 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox flags MP4 file as malware

Hi, Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately? The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4. There seem to be no mp4 related zero days… (read more)

Hi,

Is there any reason firefox would flag an mp4 file legitimately?

  • The file extension and file type are absolutely mp4.
  • There seem to be no mp4 related zero days.

Does Firefox perhaps just treat all downloads from suspicious domains as malware? Is there a zero day I missed? Is this based on some missing metadata on the file or something?

Thanks for any advice you can give here, I'm scared.

Asked by jordanfilipovski 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox and Ubuntu 22.04

Firefox unter ubuntu 22 hat keinen Zugriff auf die lokalen Dateien (z.B. /usr/share) Der 'open' auf '/usr' scheitert mit 'read'-Zugriffsrecht. Ganz egal, was in '/etc/ap… (read more)

Firefox unter ubuntu 22 hat keinen Zugriff auf die lokalen Dateien (z.B. /usr/share) Der 'open' auf '/usr' scheitert mit 'read'-Zugriffsrecht.

Ganz egal, was in '/etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.firefox' respektive in '/etc/apparmor.d/local/usr.bin.firefox' spezifiziert wird, das Zugriffsrecht für '/usr' ist immer 'read'.

Wie kann man auf die Dateien unter '/usr/share' zugreifen?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Thomas

Asked by thomas.rechsteiner 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Assigning a new device ID for Sync after having cloned Firefox settings to another device

Hi, first of all thank you all in the community for your amazing work on Firefox! I have cloned my $HOME (including ./.mozilla/firefox/) to another Linux device. Now … (read more)

Hi,

first of all thank you all in the community for your amazing work on Firefox!


I have cloned my $HOME (including ./.mozilla/firefox/) to another Linux device.

Now I realize that changing the Firefox Sync device name on the new device would also change it for the other device when checking "Connected Services" https://accounts.firefox.com/settings. I also can only see the new device name when using "Send to device" from any device.

I guess I have to unlink my new device and somehow assign it a new device ID for Firefox Sync to recognize the new device. How can I do that?

Asked by flightvision 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Twitter does not login on Firefox on Ubuntu

i am using Firefox Snap version 103.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 22.04. Whenever I try logging in to twitter, It shows a blank screen after I press login button after entering … (read more)

i am using Firefox Snap version 103.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu 22.04. Whenever I try logging in to twitter, It shows a blank screen after I press login button after entering the password (Image is attached). I can login to other browsers I have installed on my laptop.

I have tried removing cookies of Twitter.com several times and even reinstalled snap version but the issue is still there. Any fixes for this? I can't keep switching browsers just for using twitter.

Asked by Jamshaid 1 year ago

Answered by Jamshaid 1 year ago

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Weird (indirect?) scroll via touch pad

Machine information: OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 Host: 80TG Lenovo V110-15IAP Kernel: 5.19.1-3-MANJARO DE: Plasma 5.24.6 Xorg WM: KWin CPU: Intel Celeron N3350 (2) @ 2.4… (read more)

Machine information: OS: Manjaro Linux x86_64 Host: 80TG Lenovo V110-15IAP Kernel: 5.19.1-3-MANJARO DE: Plasma 5.24.6 Xorg WM: KWin CPU: Intel Celeron N3350 (2) @ 2.400GHz GPU: Intel HD Graphics 500 Firefox: 103.0.2 (x64)

Problem: Scrolling in firefox is feeling weird: instead of smooth scrolling with 2 fingers (like on smartphone with 1 finger) firefox scrolls only by steps only when I move my fingers enough to trigger scrolling. In other applications I can scroll smoothly and fully control scrolling, I can scroll exactly N pixels if I want. In firefox I can only move by N pixels per M cm fingers movement on touch pad.

It's feeling as indirect input. I can feel same feeling on Windows with simple mouse. Firefox scrolls slower than Opera.

How to reproduce and find difference with other applications:

  1. Download Firefox and another application with direct input (Opera or Telegram for example)
  2. Scroll Firefox
  3. Scroll another application

Asked by inklesspen 1 year ago

Answered by inklesspen 1 year ago

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Access to add-on ownership

Hello We have lost our developer access to manage an extension. Nobody knows which email address and account was used to manage the extension. What is the procedure to … (read more)

Hello

We have lost our developer access to manage an extension. Nobody knows which email address and account was used to manage the extension.

What is the procedure to get ownership of the extension ?

Thanks Frédéric Jahard

Asked by frederic.jahard 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox does not read system proxy settings on Ubuntu linux

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: … (read more)

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: 2345). while other browsers can connect through system socks proxy, firefox is unable to connect it. i have changed and tested different configs in firefox network menue but no one was helpful. i have also try to solve the problem using foxyproxy addins but it does not correct as expected. sometimes it connects and many time it does not. what is the firefox problem with socks proxy? how can i solve that? thx.

Asked by MrAli 1 year ago

Answered by MrAli 1 year ago

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Memory leak - Firefox Browser Version 97.0

I am experiencing problems when using Duolingo, which is highly interactive. This same problem was highlighted in Version 95.0.2 from a Windows user. The waveforms on Sy… (read more)

I am experiencing problems when using Duolingo, which is highly interactive.

This same problem was highlighted in Version 95.0.2 from a Windows user. The waveforms on System Monitor/ Resources are the same.

I am using Fedora and have 16GB ram. Have just ordered another 16GB ram, but think this problem is so severe that no amount of ram will fix it.

Asked by scm999 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Profiles Vanished

I have a linux debian 11 o/s with up-to-date Firefox I don’t know which version at the moment it is whatever debian repo pushes down. I have 5 profiles on this particula… (read more)

I have a linux debian 11 o/s with up-to-date Firefox I don’t know which version at the moment it is whatever debian repo pushes down. I have 5 profiles on this particular computer with no previous issues. I decided to create another profile to be used for some test work and when I created it I then launched it and opened a few tabs to make sure it worked then closed. I planned on copying the profile files from another profile into this one so I went to the profile folder - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/profile.names

Once there I saw my other profiles but could not locate this one so I went back to an open browser where I had the about:profiles page open and decided to delete that new profile and start over I figured maybe I accidentally saved it to a different directory. I hit remove it and it gave me the box asking if I wanted to remove files I chose yes I then go back to - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox but folder firefox was gone with all of my profiles all that was left in .mozilla was - /home/user/.mozilla/extensions and - /home/user/.mozilla/systemextensionsdev. Both of these folders - “extensions” as well as “systemextensionsdev” are empty. I go to the local directory for each profile and the data is still there for each of the profiles - /home/user/.cache/mozilla/firefox/profile.name.

The recycle bin is empty. A system-wide search for the profiles comes up with just the ones in the .cache folder. Back at the about:profiles page any attempt to open the preexisting profile results in a prompt asking me to create a new profile. I still have the one profile open and the addons are not working correctly. I did a bookmark export on this profile and doing so generated the “firefox” folder that had disappeared plus a profile folder using the same name of this open profile - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox'profile.name - it created a profile folder for this open profile using the correct name.

Any ideas on how this happened? Can the local profiles still in .cache be used to somehow restore the full profiles?

Asked by komms.tb 1 year ago

Answered by komms.tb 1 year ago

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Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Descripti… (read more)

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Release: 22.04 Codename: jammy

$ firefox --full-version Mozilla Firefox 102.0.1 20220707183149 20220707183149

$ firefox --help Usage: /snap/firefox/1551/usr/lib/firefox/firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

$ which firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Asked by larry 1 year ago

Answered by larry 1 year ago

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How to unbind Ctrl+K?

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/… (read more)

I was using Ctrl+K on some websites to do things like site-specific search, task bars, and so forth, but recently Firefox started capturing it for focusing on the search/address bar (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/keyboard-shortcuts-perform-firefox-tasks-quickly#w_search).

Is there a way to unbind `Ctrl+K` in Firefox?

Asked by astrojuanlu 2 years ago

Answered by astrojuanlu 2 years ago

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Firefox Exceptions Sync

Hello, I have activated Firefox Sync and "delete cookies on close" and I have noticed that the URLs I have set up exceptions for do not sync across my devices, thus havi… (read more)

Hello,

I have activated Firefox Sync and "delete cookies on close" and I have noticed that the URLs I have set up exceptions for do not sync across my devices, thus having to re-enter them on every device.

Is this by design or can I do something about it?

Thanks for any help

Asked by Nydragon 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago