Swipe gestures not working

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forw… (read more)

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forward or backward in history by swiping left or right.

This feature is present in Chrome and even Edge since many months, yet it has never worked on Firefox, on any of my windows devices.

I've been using Firefox Dev since 12+ months, keeping both it and windows 10 always up to date, the gestures never worked (yet they are activated in the about:config page, see attached images).

What's most disappointing is that the gestures work without any issue on the MacOS version of Firefox.


some useful info: Firefox version: 94.0b3 (latest as of today) Windows version: 21H1 build 19043.1266 (latest as of today)

If someone manages to get the two-finger swipe gesture to work on windows please let me know.

I hope this can get fixed soon, especially because the feature seems to be already built into Firefox, it just doesn't work in the windows release. In the meanwhile I'm switching to chrome

Asked by edocs 1 week ago

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search?

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put … (read more)

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put a red circle.

Asked by lyradd 1 day ago

Last reply by lyradd 1 day ago

File type changes by Firefox

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers). Note, changing the file type after the download fixes t… (read more)

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers).

Note, changing the file type after the download fixes the problem. But, is there a way to prevent it from happening in the first place? Also, why changing file type in the first place?

Asked by nissankoren 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Sort Bookmarks

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were… (read more)

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were.

Asked by Todd Gilbert 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Firefox not syncing passwords

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android. I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from m… (read more)

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android.

I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from my Android to my PC. All my bookmarks, address, etc synced, but not my passwords. HELP!!! I do not use a master password.

Asked by ravendragonwing 5 days ago

Last reply by William Jones 5 days ago

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browser

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the… (read more)

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the f11 key for the full screen but it really doesn't change the way my browser looks. Thanks for any and all help!

Asked by williamewuchner 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

Pocket is giving me commercials intead of articles!

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings? And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commerc… (read more)

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings?

And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commercial link that's far removed from a genuine article, and reads exactly like an advert. (https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/leaving-netflix-september-2021-star-trek-enterprise)

This "article" basically just forcibly tells the reader "YOU NEED TO" sign up to the premium video website "Netflix", without any explanation of why. Patently, it was funded by whatever company owns Netflicks.

The article also makes the outrageous claim that the TV show in question is "the most controversial sci-fi show on Netflix", but completely fails to back this up with facts, or any explanation at all. It's clearly just marketing rhetoric to generate interest in the show, because the show in question (which is 20 years old) was notoriously bland, isn't even remotely controversial, no one is talking about it, and there is absolutely no logical reason to re-watch it right now.

The article also tries to give the impression that the only way to watch this 20-year-old TV show is to sign up to the premium website Netflicks and watch it on a computer screen - which is absurd given that the show is constantly syndicated on TV around the world, and readily available on all home formats including DVD and Blu-ray.

I would like to know how I can complain about this to Mozilla, because it isn't right at all. If by some chance, this article was non-commercial, it would be a truly terrible, dishonest, badly-written article which completely lacked a point or purpose. But it's so obviously commercial.

I found countless other disingenuous "articles" on that site, all doing a similar thing with other TV shows—driving commerce to Netflicks under the pretense of a false sense of urgency. Mozilla should have nothing to do with garbage like this.

Asked by MartyJames 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

Google earth + twitch videos so laggy on firefox

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just fire… (read more)

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just firefox effected. How can I solve this ? My amd screen driver version 21.10.1 .

Asked by bfemre2000 1 week ago

Firefox 93.0 Changing Audible download extension from .AAX to .MP4

Today using Firefox 93.0 on my Windows 10 home computer I opened the browser to my Audible library on Audible.com and selected a book to download. The browser download wi… (read more)

Today using Firefox 93.0 on my Windows 10 home computer I opened the browser to my Audible library on Audible.com and selected a book to download. The browser download window opened with the book file name but the extension wasn't .AAX but had been changed to .MP4. This did not happen when I used Microsoft Edge nor did this happen on my Windows 10 laptop which was still running Firefox 92.0. Once Firefox upgraded to 93.0 on my laptop I now get the same problem as I get on my home computer.

Audible technical support looked into the problem and found that this change wasn't caused by their servers.

I have discovered that if I change the file extension from MP4 to AAX I can load the audible book into iTunes and sync it over to my iPhone which is able to play the file as an audible book. This indicates to me that the actual AAX file was not converted to MP4. For some reason only the file extension was changed.

I wasn't able to find any setting in the Firefox browser that corrected this problem.

Asked by steven_neal 1 week ago

Last reply by sharihk 2 days ago

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AD Blocker Message

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site … (read more)

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site I use extensively cannot now be properly viewed; I get a message to turn off Ad Blocker. I have set Enhanced Tracking Protection to 'Off' but am still unable to obtain full functionality, I am using standard Firefox Privacy settings otherwise. I am able to browse the site properly using MS Edge. I have deliberately refrained from using any AD Blocking on my part so as to ensure the site in question can be properly viewed. The only Firefox extension being used is Kaspersky Protection; I get the turn off Ad Blocker message both when Kaspersky Protection is on or off.

Asked by ericbates 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Slow Printing in Firefox!

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the p… (read more)

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the printer. It all started since Preview was introduced as default! Meanwhile Firefox i locked and I can't do anything in Firefox.

Asked by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 4 months ago

Last reply by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 1 hour ago

Change icon images

Hi, my desktop are mostly the same Firefox images and it's hard to find the one i want. I right click the icon and in properties i found a few images i could use. Is ther… (read more)

Hi, my desktop are mostly the same Firefox images and it's hard to find the one i want. I right click the icon and in properties i found a few images i could use. Is there a simple way to change some of them. I looked online and you have to down loads something, it didn't look easy. I hope I don't have to leave Firefox just to change my icons. Steve

Asked by stardizz6 11 minutes ago

text looks weird, even after uninstall, delete %APPDATA%, cookies, and data

Every website and tab has weird looking, unintelligible text. I did a complete uninstall, deleted the Firefox folder under %APPDATA%, reinstalled Firefox, deleted progra… (read more)

Every website and tab has weird looking, unintelligible text. I did a complete uninstall, deleted the Firefox folder under %APPDATA%, reinstalled Firefox, deleted program data, cache, cookies. See two attached screen-shots, one of the settings page, and one of Yahoo.com page. Thank you.

Asked by arigoldberg1 55 minutes ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 minutes ago

can't figure out how to get actual bookmarks from an old /home folder that I've archived from a previous version of Ubuntu.

I created a tar.gz back-up of my /home folder prior to doing a fresh install of UbuntuStudio 18.04. (The previous version was Ubuntu Studio 16.04, and it wouldn't let me … (read more)

I created a tar.gz back-up of my /home folder prior to doing a fresh install of UbuntuStudio 18.04. (The previous version was Ubuntu Studio 16.04, and it wouldn't let me upgrade, so I had to do a whole new installation.) I never "exported bookmarks" because I never realized I could do that! However, I was sure there must have been bookmarks already kept somewhere in my /home folder. However, now I can't figure out how to get at them. Although I can extract all kinds of files dealing with Firefox, I can not figure out how to access or generate Firefox bookmarks from all those files that exists. I'll try to attach a photo of my terminal output for what I can extract from the old /home that had "firefoxbookmarks" in it's name. Can anyone please help me.

But in case it doesn't upload here is my terminal output: usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/ usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/__init__.py usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/unity_firefoxbookmarks_daemon.py usr/share/dbus-1/services/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.service usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/ usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/copyright usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/changelog.Debian.gz usr/share/unity/scopes/web/firefoxbookmarks.scope usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/unity_scope_firefoxbookmarks-0.1.egg-info var/lib/dpkg/info/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.md5sums var/lib/dpkg/info/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.list usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/ usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/__init__.py usr/share/unity-scopes/firefoxbookmarks/unity_firefoxbookmarks_daemon.py usr/share/dbus-1/services/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.service usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/ usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/copyright usr/share/doc/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks/changelog.Debian.gz usr/share/unity/scopes/web/firefoxbookmarks.scope usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/unity_scope_firefoxbookmarks-0.1.egg-info var/lib/dpkg/info/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.md5sums var/lib/dpkg/info/unity-scope-firefoxbookmarks.list

Asked by mimcamp 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

How do you identify the process id of a specific tab

Hi, I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a solution to this. Either firefox doesn't support this feature or I haven't looked enough. How can you identify the p… (read more)

Hi,

I have scoured the web and can't seem to find a solution to this. Either firefox doesn't support this feature or I haven't looked enough.

How can you identify the pid of a tab in firefox? There isn't a tab in the task manager that shows this, like with chrome, opera, and edge.

I'd appreciate any help.

Thanks

Asked by dpma123 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Bing Shopping links do not work with Firefox - but they do work in other browsers

Bing Shopping links do not work with Firefox - but they do work in other browsers... I do the search for [any given item]. It renders a mostly complete results page. Cli… (read more)

Bing Shopping links do not work with Firefox - but they do work in other browsers...

I do the search for [any given item]. It renders a mostly complete results page. Clicking on any of the product link[s] to the sellers' website renders a ~javascript void~ sort of error message in an otherwise blank new tab. Replicated this with several different items over the last week. Google searches and Bing searches result in non-responsive, irrelevant, and chronologically obsolete hits.

Bear in mind, the raw page, Bing Shopping <https://www.bing.com/shop> functions perfectly well in Opera... I have not tried it in either IE or Edge and I avoid Chrome like a recent worldwide pandemic.

I have not tampered with any of Firefox's settings.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by kaoz_indehouse 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Lost all my tabs after last update

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all … (read more)

Recently after the last update I lost all the tabs and also the possibility to recover them through "restore recently closed windows", as it wasn't clickable anymore all of a sudden. Moving files in the firefox profile folder isn't making any difference, perhaps I'm not doing it correctly. Anyway I only have files from the day in which I lost everything, so nothing from days earlier as it seems. Please help, the tabs vanished all by themselves, I didn't have a role in it, though I absolutely need to get them back

Asked by gabriele.frosi 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Youtube videos cannot play smoothly in firefox.

I am using firefox in linux mint basically and today I noticed that when I click on a youtube link it opens my firefox and then the youtube website and the video loads bu… (read more)

I am using firefox in linux mint basically and today I noticed that when I click on a youtube link it opens my firefox and then the youtube website and the video loads but the video doesn't play and keeps buffering when I click on the play video button. And then if I click on other youtube video those doesn't work too. So I have to close firefox everytime and then when I manually visit the youtube website everything works. But if my browser is closed and then I click on the youtube video it loads the video but doesnt play it and keeps buffering.

Asked by vtqgeuxaxxmmwhz 3 hours ago