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Can I copy about:config from a Windoze Vista install to Ubuntu Linux 14.04 install ?

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still no… (read more)

I've been having major problems with cursor control by mouse wheel and keyboard on the Ubuntu install. I've improved it by alterations in about:config, but it's still not right.

I have this install on Windoze Vista that works perfectly, through no fault of my own, just as installed.

Can I simply copy the file from the Windows Vista install to the Ubuntu install to fix it?

If so, what is the file name (about:config ?), and where is it located?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 4 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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I just upgraded to Firefox 54.0 for Linux Mint. The toolbars are huge. How do I make them smaller?

How do I make the toolbars smaller? Since upgrading to the latest version, they are twice as tall as they used to be. The text in them is still a reasonable size but the … (read more)

How do I make the toolbars smaller? Since upgrading to the latest version, they are twice as tall as they used to be. The text in them is still a reasonable size but the toolbars take up twice the vertical space they used to. This has nothing to do with the size of the page I'm viewing so Ctrl+ or Ctgrl- has no effect.

Thanks for any help. Attached is a screen shot showing the wasted space at the top of my screen with the new toolbars.

Asked by rglm 3 years ago

Answered by rglm 3 years ago

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Firefox and thunderbird crash on startup after clean reinstall

Both firefox and thunderbird crash directly to the "Mozilla Crash Reporter" on startup. This also happens in safe mode. So far I re-installed firefox through the package … (read more)

Both firefox and thunderbird crash directly to the "Mozilla Crash Reporter" on startup. This also happens in safe mode.

So far I re-installed firefox through the package management (first completely removed it including configuration files, then installed it again). The profile created by the re-install is still completely empty, there is no data from the original profile and no plugins.

The button to automatically add troubleshooting information doesn't work for me (probably because I'm using chrome now), so I'll try to add relevant information. If anything is missing, please ask.

Firefox version: 55.0.2 Crash ID: bp-ced2e336-0d1a-40a4-9f45-e88b70170913 OS: fully updated Ubuntu 17.04 (64bit) Graphics: Intel HD 5500

Asked by Flogo 3 years ago

Answered by Flogo 3 years ago

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Firefox crashing certain websites/Ubuntu

Hello everyone. I'm trying this again. Firefox crashed when I was logged in so I'm doing this in Chromiun now. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. Firefox is 56.0 64 bit… (read more)

Hello everyone.

I'm trying this again. Firefox crashed when I was logged in so I'm doing this in Chromiun now. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. Firefox is 56.0 64 bit. About one week ago, I received a notice about an Ubuntu update so I installed the update as always. After the update, on certain websites, they start to load then Firefox crashes. I was on this site eailer and typing this when I opened another tab to see what plugins were installed and it crashed. I was using Adblock, Noscripts and other plug-ins. I disabled each one, one at a time, and it still crashed. I then did a refresh on Firefox to have only the minimum orginal plug-ins installed. It still crashes. I then totally removed Firefox and deleted the /.mozilla directory and reinstalled. No change.

Now, The default plugins are: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc & Shockwave Flash

    The default Extensions are: Safe Browsing Version 4 (temporary add-in) & Ubuntu Modifications Legacy

If I disable them each by hand, Firefox will still crash. If I disable them by restarting in safe mode, Firefox will work as normal. Here are at least two sites that won't load:

https://www.dxengineering.com/ http://www.earthcam.com/usa/michigan/grandhaven/lakemichigan/?cam=lakemichigan

Hope this helps. Many thanks all. Mike

Asked by mikiee1902 3 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 3 years ago

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Processor core usage at a 100%

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and after the latest update I ran on Firefox, loading a webpage left me with a white screen/page in the browser. I removed Firefox, reinstalled, st… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 and after the latest update I ran on Firefox, loading a webpage left me with a white screen/page in the browser. I removed Firefox, reinstalled, started it up and had the same results. After that, I removed the ~/.firefox folder, supposedly containing user and browser settings that are kept. This fixed the browser, but I noticed my laptop fan working at full speed. I opened the System Monitor and saw that a core is running @ 100%. I'm attaching two screen shots of this, opening 2 tabs (facebook and soundcloud) and keeping them open. After closing the browser the processor goes back to idle. I'm wondering whether someone could help guide me.

Best Regards

Asked by dotcloudbxrn 2 years ago

Answered by bygabyga 2 years ago

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I need to stop firefox updating!!!

I'm using FireFox on ubuntu lts 16.04 as a kiosk making use of a very handy add-on. The system was looked down to prevent anyone for browsing anything but localhost. No… (read more)

I'm using FireFox on ubuntu lts 16.04 as a kiosk making use of a very handy add-on. The system was looked down to prevent anyone for browsing anything but localhost. Now anyone can jump on my kiosk and browse / download anything they want. It is no way more secure than what it was.

Even after using the about:config options the updates still update!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I will find a more appropriate browser option for the kiosk but for now I'd really like a way to stop the update short of shutting everything down.

Asked by shedfly 2 years ago

Answered by shedfly 2 years ago

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Lubuntu 17.10 Firefox blocks video at this ste: https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/di-maio-su-legge-fornero-salvini-si-e-venduto_04a78584-0

Trying to see video from national news agency ANSA (Italy) the browser window stop inactive. The exact link is: https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/d… (read more)

Trying to see video from national news agency ANSA (Italy) the browser window stop inactive. The exact link is:

https://www.ansa.it/sito/videogallery/italia/2018/01/10/di-maio-su-legge-fornero-salvini-si-e-venduto_04a78584-0119-4f21-a115-d76772d7c348.html

I tried to change preferences (about pop up blocked, privacy and security) with no change. Thanks you in advance.

Asked by Regainfo 2 years ago

Answered by Regainfo 2 years ago

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https://attachment.outlook.office.net/ is unreachable with Firefox on Ubuntu 17.10

This sounds more like an issue with Microsoft but it probably isn't because other browsers like Google Chrome doesn't have this issue. The domain "attachment.outlook.offi… (read more)

This sounds more like an issue with Microsoft but it probably isn't because other browsers like Google Chrome doesn't have this issue. The domain "attachment.outlook.office.net" is unreachable/unresolvable in Firefox (58 and earlier versions) in Ubuntu 17.10 64-bit. All the attachments that are delivered with Outlook are hosted in this domain and whenever I check Outlook e-mails using Firefox in Ubuntu the attachments are unavailable. They are there in the e-mails, sort of, but they are shown like shortcuts that don't lead to anything.

Asked by aut0pil0t 2 years ago

Answered by aut0pil0t 2 years ago

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For some unknown reason, I keep getting the Yahoo Answer Browser, which is not installed on my linux system.

Whenever I end up browsing online with Firefox, from time to time, Yahoo Answer crops up with no warning and is not even installed on my system nor is it an add-on, I am … (read more)

Whenever I end up browsing online with Firefox, from time to time, Yahoo Answer crops up with no warning and is not even installed on my system nor is it an add-on, I am wondering if Yahoo Answer Browser is actually a virus interfering with peoples experience online and if it is being deliberately done by those who run Yahoo. As it has hampered me on many occasions with the research I am doing. Asking me to sign up for a network I quit over 10 Years ago of the problems it caused back then, its also why I switched to Mozilla Firefox, which is much more stable.

https://uk.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrIRlnFD35asAUAIZZ3Bwx.?p=help+on+getting+rid+of+unwanted+Yahoo+Answers+Browser&fr2=sb-top&hspart=ddc&hsimp=yhs-linuxmint&type=__alt__ddc_linuxmint_com.

This is why I feel Yahoo Answer has become an internet virus, it is everywhere where you do not need it.

Asked by Soulman4764 2 years ago

Answered by Happy112 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes with certain websites in Ubuntu

I have not used my PC for three weeks and today I tried to log in to my Amazon account, but every time I tried to do the login it crashes, I also found it to crash in oth… (read more)

I have not used my PC for three weeks and today I tried to log in to my Amazon account, but every time I tried to do the login it crashes, I also found it to crash in other websites like Reddit and the AMD Support Site. It is Firefox 58.0.1 64-bit in Ubuntu 16.04. I tried refreshing firefox and nothing, it also removed all extensions leaving only the default plug-ins: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc & Shockwave Flash. If I disable them manually the websites will still crash. The only way Firefox will work normally is if I restart it in Safe Mode. I also tried installed the new 59 64-bit Beta version, but is causing the same problems.

The latest submitted crash reports are:

bp-5f7cae12-c429-4dd7-b794-8e4cf0180210 bp-8b31fc05-ede6-4d6c-8cd9-10efc0180210 bp-dd409298-45fb-43bb-8fa5-a02d00180210

Thanks for your help!

Asked by reves 2 years ago

Answered by reves 2 years ago

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Firefox Dev can’t establish a connection to local server

I'm a web developer that setup a local environment under Linux Mint. For some reason, Firefox Developer Edition (59.0b7 64-bit) cannot access sites on my localhost. The i… (read more)

I'm a web developer that setup a local environment under Linux Mint.

For some reason, Firefox Developer Edition (59.0b7 64-bit) cannot access sites on my localhost. The interesting thing is that Firefox Quantum 58.0.1 (64-bit) is showing these local sites perfectly fine. I've tested other browsers, including Konqueror and Lynx, and these work fine also.

I've setup my environment so that apache2 can serve pages from a 'wildcard' virtual host. Using symlinks, I can link my project files to another directory that functions as the web root. Thus:

/home/me/business/projects/client/index.html => /home/me/business/www/client/index.html

Navigating to http://client.dev brings up the page perfectly in Firefox 58, Konqueror, and Lynx.

However, Firefox Developer Edition, AND Google Chrome, both fail to load the page. The URL changes from http://client.dev to https://client.dev and throws this message:

"Unable to connect

Firefox can’t establish a connection to the server at client.dev."

I've played around with the about:config settings for Network.dns.* but nothing seems to help. Also, the apache logs do not produce anything useful.

Your input will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Alan W 2 years ago

Answered by Alan W 2 years ago

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bookmarks tool bar

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent wit… (read more)

Ubuntu 16.04, Firefox 59.01, fresh install. No bookmarks toolbar available. When going under customize, click the toolbar bitton, nothing shows up. This is consistent with three fresh installs. I prefer having the tool bar readily available, preferably under the "view" "toolbars" menu. Need the bookmarks toolbar. I can't figure out why that was changed!

Asked by coz 2 years ago

Answered by coz 2 years ago

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my firefox icon to click and get online, goes away when i logoff?

when i get ready to click the icon with the fox on it, i have to go to the top button with the ubuntu logo and click & show apps, the first one is the firefox globe, … (read more)

when i get ready to click the icon with the fox on it, i have to go to the top button with the ubuntu logo and click & show apps, the first one is the firefox globe, i click on it & it goes to my sidebar & gets me online! when i logoff it goes away, and i have to retrieve it again! it's suposed to stay?

Asked by david summerlin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true & layers.force-active = true seem to solve my screen tearing and graphical glitches on Ubuntu 18.04...any risks?

I had screen tearing and graphical glitches when browsing. [layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true] solved screen tearing, but I still had some graphical glitches from … (read more)

I had screen tearing and graphical glitches when browsing. [layers.acceleration.force-enabled = true] solved screen tearing, but I still had some graphical glitches from time to time which now seem to have been fixed with [layers.force-active = true].

Could this be a working configuration on the long term? Currently it is running like a charm...

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and had already turned off hardware acceleration and smooth scrolling without the desired results before trying the above-mentioned things. I also played around with the xorg.config.d settings of the OS...

Best regards Mike

Asked by magma1988 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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Upgraded to ubuntu 18.04 & MOdzilla products will not connect to internet. Network connection is there. Pinged 8.8.8.8 just fine.

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and neither Firefox or Thunderbird will connect to the internet. I can ping 8.8.8.8 just fine. I turned off the firewall and they still … (read more)

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and neither Firefox or Thunderbird will connect to the internet. I can ping 8.8.8.8 just fine. I turned off the firewall and they still will not connect. They connected just fine before the upgrade. I changed the proxy to no proxy and system proxy. Still no luck. What am I missing?

Asked by NoGMO 2 years ago

Answered by FFus3r 2 years ago

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Mixcloud problems

Recently getting problems using mixcloud.com Re-post, Comments and Follow are no longer working. I have tried in safe mode but no luck and can confirm it works fine on Ch… (read more)

Recently getting problems using mixcloud.com

Re-post, Comments and Follow are no longer working. I have tried in safe mode but no luck and can confirm it works fine on Chromium.

Firefox 64 Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Asked by sarisisop 1 year ago

Answered by sarisisop 1 year ago

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Cant import bookmarks into Firefox

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04, running Firefox 64. I've tried importing directly through the wizard from chrome, and from chromium. I've tried importing through an html file (the h… (read more)

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04, running Firefox 64.

I've tried importing directly through the wizard from chrome, and from chromium. I've tried importing through an html file (the html file itself is fine). Just literally nothing happens. I've tried running FF from console to see if there were any error messages, nope nothing.

Does this just not feature just not work at all?

Asked by Falc7 1 year ago

Answered by Falc7 1 year ago

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Pages operate sporadically with cursor controls or page up, page down.

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up… (read more)

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up 1 page and then back down to bottom of page.

To compound the annoying problem, there is no Down Arrow at bottom of scroll bar. So we have to click and drag the scroll bar up and down to view a webpage. This is not normal behavior and we can't figure it out. It could be a setting we need to correct, but we don't know which one it is. (see comments below on requesting the PDF printout of FireFox settings)

Could someone please help us ... and perhaps it can help others as well. We could not find such a problem amung your "help topics".

Thank You!

Asked by srrarr 1 year ago

Answered by srrarr 1 year ago