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I'm looking for a better way to re-create my various web research projects/history

Where did I see that article on XYZ. I'd like to regain a train of thought/investigation. Is bookmarks and history all there is? In reading about "Activity Stream" thi… (read more)

Where did I see that article on XYZ. I'd like to regain a train of thought/investigation. Is bookmarks and history all there is? In reading about "Activity Stream" this seemed like the solution but it seems to lack an awareness of clustered, goal-directed activity. Is "Top Sites" and "Highlights" all there is to Activity Stream? Looking for some deeper integration/intelligence around re-displaying my history.

Asked by stevemid 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

ubuntu html5 livestream error

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not suppo… (read more)

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)

im using ubuntu, and that old google test failed. any help on fixing?

Asked by makerio0503 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

Short key on context menu [Q] how is this supposed to work?

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. … (read more)

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. Please clarify.

(Mozilla FireFox 87.0 on Fedora 33)

Asked by theking2 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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m Linux Mint Private Browsing screen/address-bar does not 'appear' any different from normal browsing screen/address-line Can this be fixed pls?

On my Samsung Tablet, if I select a 'private browsing' window the screen clearly changes (address bar has a purple line etc) so it is very clear if one is in standard b… (read more)

On my Samsung Tablet, if I select a 'private browsing' window the screen clearly changes (address bar has a purple line etc) so it is very clear if one is in standard browsing or private browsing mode. However, under Cinnamon Mint Linux the screen has no obvious apparent changes when a private window is selected.

I much prefer the visual indication version as it avoids sessions operating in the wrong mode.

I am asking if a similar feature might please be incorporated into the Linux Mint version.

Thank you

Asked by rohdes 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes

My Firefox usually crashes when I'm in other workspace. I let in it background playing youtube. I get these report: bp-745348f3-7954-4604-8429-f637e2161018 bp-ccb77934-8e… (read more)

My Firefox usually crashes when I'm in other workspace. I let in it background playing youtube.

I get these report:

bp-745348f3-7954-4604-8429-f637e2161018

bp-ccb77934-8e0a-4f00-8a9d-bdf6d2161010

Any clue what is the problem?

Asked by josubg 4 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 4 years ago

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Firefox crashes regularly. It often happens in relation to 'restore sessions' and in that 'view previous tabs'

Firefox crashes regularly. It often happens in relation to 'restore sessions' and in that 'view previous tabs' I'm attaching the troubleshooting info.. even though its n… (read more)

Firefox crashes regularly. It often happens in relation to 'restore sessions' and in that 'view previous tabs'

I'm attaching the troubleshooting info.. even though its not an image (it doesn't fit in this box).

Asked by YvandYv 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Modify DuckDuckGo search engine URL

I want DuckDuckGo search engine URL to be "https://start.duckduckgo.com" instead of default "https://duckduckgo.com". How can I accomplish this? Simply removing DuckDuck… (read more)

I want DuckDuckGo search engine URL to be "https://start.duckduckgo.com" instead of default "https://duckduckgo.com". How can I accomplish this?

Simply removing DuckDuckGo search engine from settings and then adding start.duckduckgo.com to search engines do not work as it produces "Search engine with this name already exists" error.

Any tips?

Asked by iamsonicdx 3 years ago

Last reply by Mkll 3 years ago

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Whenever I pause the download and then resumes back ,it fails?Any solution!

I use linux having firefox version 60.0 .So when the download got paused due to internet issue ,then i tried to resume back for starting the download again from last poin… (read more)

I use linux having firefox version 60.0 .So when the download got paused due to internet issue ,then i tried to resume back for starting the download again from last point of download ,but it failed always.

Asked by chandan_kumar 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Downloaded file missing after suspension

I downloaded archived data of my own Facebook and Gmail accounts. The downloads were complete, but after the system woke up from suspension, the status of the files becam… (read more)

I downloaded archived data of my own Facebook and Gmail accounts. The downloads were complete, but after the system woke up from suspension, the status of the files became "file moved or missing", while I didn't move or deleted the files. I tried to download again, and the same things happened. I use Firefox 60.0.2 and Ubuntu 18.04.

Asked by ErikApostol 2 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Youtube redirects to a specific channel

Whenever I open youtube on Firefox it randomly keeps reloading a specific channel, instead of staying on homepage. I DO NOT have youtube hugh definition add-on installed.… (read more)

Whenever I open youtube on Firefox it randomly keeps reloading a specific channel, instead of staying on homepage. I DO NOT have youtube hugh definition add-on installed. What could possibly be the source of this? Most solutions I could find blames that one add on that I am not even using.

Asked by biolinguist 1 year ago

Last reply by StrahlTiger 1 year ago

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When I download a file it does not save to the same location and I have to search for the place I want o save it, this happens randomly and is not site specific

when trying to save image files ( i do that a lot ) and I click download this file save location changes from the where the previous file was downloaded. This is not site… (read more)

when trying to save image files ( i do that a lot ) and I click download this file save location changes from the where the previous file was downloaded. This is not site specific and really a bothersome nuisance. I asked about this before and a suggestion by someone fixed it but I can't find that post.

Asked by mrmojo 1 year ago

Last reply by some1else 1 year ago

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Top Sites shows "incomplete..." for a Top Site tile but no tooltip to show me the rest of the name

My Top Sites works well if there is a short name under the tile or I recognize the thumbnail. In other cases I see something like "Websu..." as the title. Hover over th… (read more)

My Top Sites works well if there is a short name under the tile or I recognize the thumbnail. In other cases I see something like "Websu..." as the title. Hover over that and I should see a tooltip with the long name completed.

Is it possible for Firefox to put tooltips for when the name ends in "...?"

Is there another work-around I can use -- create a thumbnail that better identifies the site is one that comes to mind. Rename the site with a shorter name?

Thank you.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 11 months ago

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I am unable to upload my daughter's photo on the school online admission form despite taking care of image size restrictions.

The photo in question is a simple jpeg image of size 28.8 kB. I could upload using Chrome browser on Windows OS. But with Mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu, I tried several… (read more)

The photo in question is a simple jpeg image of size 28.8 kB. I could upload using Chrome browser on Windows OS. But with Mozilla firefox on linux ubuntu, I tried several times, but failed. There is no problem with the school's website or the online application form.

Asked by amitmukh3 4 years ago

Last reply by JoshNiesler 4 years ago

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Google Play Books is not working well after trying ArchWiki "Firefox on RAM"

Dear Sirs, I tried to improve Firefox performance by following the steps at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox_on_RAM In brief, open about:config in the addr… (read more)

Dear Sirs,

I tried to improve Firefox performance by following the steps at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Firefox_on_RAM

In brief,

   open about:config in the address bar
   set browser.cache.disk.enable to "false" (double click the line)
   verify that browser.cache.memory.enable is set to "true" (default value)
   add the entry (right click->new->integer) browser.cache.memory.capacity and set it to the amount of KB you'd like to spare, or to -1 for automatic cache size selection. (Skipping this step has the same effect as setting the value to -1.) [I skipped]
   profile backup using tar zcvfp ~/firefox_profile_backup.tar.gz ~/.mozilla/firefox/xyz.default
   creation of a script:

firefox-sync

  1. !/bin/sh

static=main link=xyz.default volatile=/dev/shm/firefox-$USER

IFS= set -efu

cd ~/.mozilla/firefox

if [ ! -r $volatile ]; then mkdir -m0700 $volatile fi

if [ "$(readlink $link)" != "$volatile" ]; then mv $link $static ln -s $volatile $link fi

if [ -e $link/.unpacked ]; then rsync -av --delete --exclude .unpacked ./$link/ ./$static/ else rsync -av ./$static/ ./$link/ touch $link/.unpacked fi

First execution of the script: $ killall firefox firefox-bin $ chmod +x ~/bin/firefox-sync $ ~/bin/firefox-sync

Script calling every login and logout: echo '~/bin/firefox-sync' | tee -a ~/.bash_logout ~/.bash_profile >/dev/null

After this Google Play Books fails with the error:

Can't open book

To read books on Google Play, set your web browser to allow cookies for books.googleusercontent.com. Learn more

Firefox

   Open Firefox.
   Click on the Firefox menu > Preferences > Privacy.
   Under “History,” select Use custom settings for history.
   Next to “Accept cookies from site,” click Exceptions.
   Under “Address of website,” type books.googleusercontent.com.
   Click Allow.

Did that many times. Kept failing. Restored the first setting set browser.cache.disk.enable to true again. Kept failing. Loaded again the cookie exeption for playbooks. Worked.

Then I restored the disk.enable setting to false, and since that Google Play Books won't work anymore with either setting, cookie exeption or anything.

I'll apreciate any guideline before the profile deletion; or if it helps you to improve Firefox I'll be glad to help.

Regards,

Nicolás Adamo

Asked by nicoadamo 4 years ago

Last reply by alex_mayorga 4 years ago