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Controlling camera in Firefox

Hi there, I have a laptop running Windows 10, plus the latest version of Firefox. The laptop has a built-in webcam. I have also connected an external webcam via USB. This… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a laptop running Windows 10, plus the latest version of Firefox. The laptop has a built-in webcam. I have also connected an external webcam via USB. This second camera is better quality and preferred, I visit a web site. When I first activate the camera, I am presented with a dropdown of available cameras. The USB camera appears in the list. All is fine. I instruct Firefox to "allow" this camera to be used. (first image) However, after a short time, less than a second, the same dialog is shown again, this time without the USB camera. (second image) There have been no actual hardware changes. I can then click "allow" again and the *integrated* camera works, i.e. not the desired camera. So, two questions, really. First, what just happened? Did Firefox try to control the USB camera, find that it couldn't, and redisplay the dialog showing only the "controllable" option? Second, my desired endpoint here is for the web site to use the USB camera. How do I achieve this? I can easily do this with Chrome but I like Firefox. TIA.

Asked by pete103 6 days ago

Last reply by pete103 5 days ago

Slow loading when signing in through google, and other functions

When I try to use the sign in through google function (such as the popup created by soundcloud or third party clients, like the Riot Games launcher), as well as just sign… (read more)

When I try to use the sign in through google function (such as the popup created by soundcloud or third party clients, like the Riot Games launcher), as well as just signing into google normally, the page prompting me for my email loads fine. However, when I provide my email, regardless of account, loading the prompt for my password takes a very long time, ~1-2 minutes. The page just spins infinitely, doesn't show any considerable usage in firefox's task manager, and doesn't give any errors in the process. The problem doesn't happen in another web browser, such as chrome. What's strange is that, AFAIK, the only two processes affected are the google login, and amazon checkout. I can hit the checkout button on amazon, but the page will simply load eternally. If I look at amazon through other means, such as my phone, I can see that the order I just checked out HAS been created and paid for, but firefox is caught on something and never loads the order complete page. Other logins and loading processes are not affected. Some (I have been trying to fix this for days and cannot remember all) of the troubleshooting steps I've taken are- -Manually removing all extensions -Disabling Window's Defender's browser protection -Running Firefox in safe mode -Completely refreshing firefox, wiping all settings, cookies, cache, and logins -Disabling tracking protection (although the indicator shield shows no activity on google's sites) -Double checking the cross-site cookie protocol (I've had the automatic five-exception set up, and have never been prompted about it before -Given the nature of the sites with issues (google, youtube, and amazon) I even checked for evidence of the Trojan mentioned here to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-show-spinning-wheel-never-finish-load

Asked by rileyflack123 23 hours ago

Account Owner Change

Hi, The primary e-mail on my account has been hacked for over a decade. I just did a fresh install in Windows not realizing I wouldn't be able to sign in to my Firefox ac… (read more)

Hi,

The primary e-mail on my account has been hacked for over a decade. I just did a fresh install in Windows not realizing I wouldn't be able to sign in to my Firefox account using my current e-mail because apparently my current e-mail is "not the primary account holder e-mail". Now I imagine I would have added it as a backup e-mail for the case of if I couldn't access my primary e-mail (which as I've said I haven't been able to do since approximately 2011 or so) but there isn't even an option to send the confirmation to the backup e-mail in that case. I'm really tired of going through this on every website I signed up on prior to our e-mails getting hacked. Is there a way we can just change the owner to the other e-mail so I can get back into my account please?

Asked by ease217 3 days ago

Last reply by ease217 2 days ago

My device does not bookmark a website.

Hi experts, I'm a newbie here, and I believe this is the right place to ask my question. I've been using Samsung products for the past two years without incident, but rec… (read more)

Hi experts, I'm a newbie here, and I believe this is the right place to ask my question. I've been using Samsung products for the past two years without incident, but recently I've noticed that my device is not bookmarking my points. I'm a student of chartered accounting, and I'd like to read the article from What's Not Legal that explains the difference between ACCA and CA. Please let me know how I can do this. Thanks in advance.

Asked by hawardkathie314 22 hours ago

tel: links not functioning in FF browser.

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications,… (read more)

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications, and tel: isn't even listed there. The first time it happened there was a dialogue box asking me what application to use, but after that nothing opened at all. I build and monitor websites, so I'm constantly checking these links for functionality.

Asked by mike598 21 hours ago

Last reply by mike598 1 hour ago

Firefox hangs up

Firefox now sometimes seems to hang on some favourite sites: Task Manager reveals up to 24 tabs/windows open (the number in parentheses after the app name) and Disk C is … (read more)

Firefox now sometimes seems to hang on some favourite sites: Task Manager reveals up to 24 tabs/windows open (the number in parentheses after the app name) and Disk C is 100% active. It can stay this way for ten minutes with no change on the monitor and mouse clicks do nothing. If you kill Firefox via Task Manager and try to restart, you can get a splash screen that it's still running and do I want to close it. Sure enough, there's seven line items for Firefox in Task Manager. I use Trend Micro as anti-virus software but I can't figure out what the problem is. Any ides? (I've updated my version of Firefox repeatedly. 'Richard Corbet

Asked by rcorbet 21 hours ago

It takes several minutes for browser to load

Firefox updated today. Right after, I noticed that my Group Speed Dial took several minutes to load everytime I launched the browser or opened a new tab. After several mi… (read more)

Firefox updated today. Right after, I noticed that my Group Speed Dial took several minutes to load everytime I launched the browser or opened a new tab. After several minutes the browser would load and the tabs were fine. While the browser was loading I also couldn't open the Tools menu and click on anything. Nothing would come up. I've already cleared out my cache, etc. but it hasn't helped. Can you help?

Asked by joyce.greer2 21 hours ago

tabs and troubleshooting

Is there any way to get tab names listed on troubleshooting info of anykind? I don't think you can do anything with windows task-manager but can anything be done with FF … (read more)

Is there any way to get tab names listed on troubleshooting info of anykind? I don't think you can do anything with windows task-manager but can anything be done with FF internal task-manager? I'm not a programmer so trying to make sense out of what I read, I hate to say but I have no clue :( what im reading most of the time. And when im trying to track it down to a particular tab it is impossible! As far as I can tell, it doesn't even show most of my tabs. Its bad enough when the 2 task-managers show different info. Amazon Prime Video website has major issues, memory (like taking up GB's of memory) and freezing while it sorts out the memory, upto several minutes if FF doesn't crash. If I close the tab with most memory sometimes it closes the Prime tab and FF goes on, other times I don't know what it closes and the whole browser shuts down. I run Nightly and is kept up to date.

Asked by starsaa 6 days ago

Last reply by starsaa 4 days ago

Cannot see formatting such as bold and italics with NVDA screen-reader on Archive of Our Own website

About three months ago, I changed the AO3 site skin to the Low Vision option, because I wanted to see if I could fix the then minor issue of not being able to see bold wi… (read more)

About three months ago, I changed the AO3 site skin to the Low Vision option, because I wanted to see if I could fix the then minor issue of not being able to see bold with my screen-reader, NVDA, when reading fics on the site. Some of the bold I knew to be there because I had personally put it in.

When I changed the skin, I was dismayed to find I could not only still not see bold, but I could no longer see italics with NVDA either. The AO3 sidebar menu was also tucked away behind a dropdown button, but I could open that up and get to the controls, so I didn't mind that so much. The formatting, however, posed a real problem, since italics are used for, among other things, emphasis, telepathic speech, and the speech of Pokémon in fanfics featuring humans who can understand Pokémon. So I definitely wanted this problem fixed.

I thought I could simply change the site skin back, but to my further dismay, switching back to the Default skin did not restore my former view of the site's pages. I began trying other things, seeking advice from other tech-savvy acquaintances after I'd exhausted all the possible fixes I could think of to no effect. Here is a list of everything I've already tried:

  • As mentioned before, changing the site skin back with the buttons on the site
  • Soft/Hard-Refreshing the page.
  • Logging out of and back into my AO3 account to artificially end the session.
  • Restarting the computer, and NVDA, by extension.
  • Disabling each of the three extensions I have in Firefox, just in case one of them had caused the issue.
  • Viewing the site while logged out to see if that made a difference.
  • Cleared browser cache, and when that failed to help, also cleared specifically the AO3 cookies.
  • Created a clean Firefox profile with no settings changed and no extensions added, pasted url of one of the pages I was using as a test into the address bar. Still no formatting visible.
  • Viewed page in Incognito mode.
  • Briefly thought I had a solution when I found the Page Styles submenu in the View menu, set the page to No Style. Got my old sidebar back, but not the formatting, and lost even that change after a refresh. Not ideal solution.
  • Downloaded the portable version of Firefox, opened it and pasted in a url again. Still no formatting.
  • Reluctantly, opened AO3 in Google Chrome. Could see all the formatting with NVDA when logged out, and when I logged in, could still see the formatting.

I also discovered Reader View while testing some of these things, and this allowed me to read the text of a fic or chapter with all its formatting, but that view doesn't include the Author's Notes, or the comments, and that sacrifices some of the nuance of those because I don't see the emphasis on any words/phrases without the formatting.

I have contacted the AO3 support team, but they are just as confused as I am and don't know what could have happened. They say they haven't changed anything on the site that they could pinpoint as causing this problem.

I have tried asking on the BlindTech email list I'm subscribed to, which is where I was given the link to Portable Firefox, but I have exhausted all their ideas as well, some of which were included in the above list.

Now I come to you. Please, if you can shed any light on what might have caused this problem, I would deeply, sincerely appreciate it.

Asked by Trix 6 days ago

Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar Only Allowing 8 Urls?

Hi guys, Trying to figure out why Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar is Only Allowing 8 Urls, are there any fixes for this that work to allow the user to change the am… (read more)

Hi guys,

Trying to figure out why Mozilla FireFox Drop Down Address Bar is Only Allowing 8 Urls, are there any fixes for this that work to allow the user to change the amount of urls in the drop down address bar?

Thank you, Semper Fi!

Asked by WulfSpider 18 hours ago

Last reply by WulfSpider 36 minutes ago

pdf files won't open

When I download a pdf file while using Firefox, the file won't open. They will open if I download them using a different browser. I've scanned for viruses, malware, etc. … (read more)

When I download a pdf file while using Firefox, the file won't open. They will open if I download them using a different browser. I've scanned for viruses, malware, etc. and nothing is found. I turned off "block popups"

How can I fix this?

Asked by Mike 1 week ago

Last reply by Mike 6 days ago

Firefox won't log into financial institutions

My Firefox browse is frequently unable to log into many financial sites, most importantly my Scotia bank. this happens almost every week or 2 and I am forced to use Micro… (read more)

My Firefox browse is frequently unable to log into many financial sites, most importantly my Scotia bank. this happens almost every week or 2 and I am forced to use Microsoft edge or Chrome which log in fine. This can sometimes happen as frequently as once a week or it will go 2-3 weeks without problems. Is this a Firefox issue or are 3 banks, 1 credit union, Credit Bureau, government and medical sites all to blame?

Asked by Christopher Stearns 5 days ago

Move sidebar to bottom

Can we move sidebar to bottom? I am interested in using a Find and Replace addon and have it snap to the bottom and appear where the vanilla Ctrl+F find bar appears. I kn… (read more)

Can we move sidebar to bottom? I am interested in using a Find and Replace addon and have it snap to the bottom and appear where the vanilla Ctrl+F find bar appears. I know there is no GUI option to do this as described in (https://mzl.la/3vUbsmq) which only offers left/right but could there be a way to do this with userchrome css? I would have no idea where to begin in coding such a thing.

Thanks

Asked by wlesney 1 week ago

Last reply by wlesney 2 days ago

cant execute firefox after windows update today 1.26.2023

did the MS10 update a few minutes ago - ''Quality Updates (50) 2023-01 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x6… (read more)

did the MS10 update a few minutes ago - ''Quality Updates (50) 2023-01 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 and 4.8.1 for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64 (KB5022478) Successfully installed on 1/26/2023 2023-01 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5019275) Successfully installed on 1/26/2023 2023-01 Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB4023057) Successfully installed on 1/26/2023''


after, could not "run" my firefox reinstalled firefox x 64 still could not run actually, it did not even build the firefox folder i thought it would under c:\program files/mozilla firefox so, i created folder there called Firefox2, and copied the firefox installer program there, and executed still, no "build" in folder, but has a Firefox icon, but still wont execute

firefox is my default browser ! Thanks for any suggestions mike

Asked by Mike 5 days ago

The last firefox update ruined my firefox browser

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until th… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated today I've been unable to use the browser. It takes at least 5 minutes or more minutes to load, I can't manually log into any websites until the speeddial finally loads, and the speeddial addon refuses to come up for at least 5 minutes, I can't log into Dropbox even with the speeddial up and running because the capcha won't popup...and on and on.

What in the world has been done to it? I'm using another browser just to contact support.

Asked by joyce.greer2 11 hours ago

Last reply by joyce.greer2 2 hours ago

searching on google is causing my computer to disconnect from my router

So this is weird. I noticed slow downs on all internet connections, and after trial and error discovered that if I make any kind of search on Google, my wifi connection t… (read more)

So this is weird. I noticed slow downs on all internet connections, and after trial and error discovered that if I make any kind of search on Google, my wifi connection to my router would begin to disconnect and reconnect every 5 seconds. I've verified this by having command prompt keep a continuous ping to my router (ping 192.168.1.1 -t). The problem still happens in troubleshoot mode, and with all extensions and add-ons disabled. It doesn't happen from other search engine websites (bing), and it doesn't happen in other google services (gmail, google maps, youtube) or is caused by the Google homepage. I also don't have this issue when doing a Google search on other browsers. The only way I've found to fix it is to close Firefox, let the cache clear, and reopen the browser with any Google search tabs closed. I've only noticed this issue recently, and as Firefox has been my main browser for the last decade, and Google my primary search engine, I'd be extremely appreciative if I could get some help finding and fixing the cause of this.

The attached image is the ping timeouts cause by making a search on Google.

Asked by spyspiv 8 hours ago