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On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com. On… (read more)

On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com.

On Reddit and twitter there are more and more reports of this issues.l on Linux.

Any help or advice...?

Asked by damir.horvatovic 1 week ago

Last reply by Cbhihe 6 days ago

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Slow Start Up on Ubuntu 22.04 wXFCE

Hello, I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware is… (read more)

Hello,

I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware is an ASUS A88xm-A MB, A10-6800K processor, 16G DDR3, runs OS and programs off an SSD. I worked through all the slow startup suggestions, ran memtest (0 Errors, 1 Pass), disabled all add ons, (even the OpenH264 video codec (I use the onboard HDMI, no graphics card)), turned off hardware acceleration, etc. When starting in troubleshoot mode, less than 30 seconds, (acceptable), but I really don't know where to begin with the "More Troubleshooting Information" when I look at the table generated by it. There have been no other problems to date with the system, and the long start-up time began with 20.04 Ubuntu (about a minute), then got worse when I upgraded to 22.04 to try to solve THAT problem. Currently running FF 104.0, and the update page says wait for a distro update if that is how it was installed. I believe 104.0 is the latest Linux 64b version though. All updates to the system are done as soon as I'm notified of them. there have been none since the upgrade a few days ago.

Any suggestions? Gotta get some sleep now... TIA, Dave

Asked by dkosewick 5 months ago

Answered by dkosewick 5 months ago

Firefox restore sessions even after disabling the option from about:config

I've tried the solution from this closed thread and it doesn't help. I'm on Debian based Linux using Firefox version 103.0 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/13… (read more)

I've tried the solution from this closed thread and it doesn't help. I'm on Debian based Linux using Firefox version 103.0

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1349553

from about:config, every sessionstore has been disabled and sessionstore.max_resumed_crashes set to 0

If I close my firefox using 'x' or shut down computer before closing firefox directl, firefox restores the previous session. From a thread on support site that I can't find anymore, I read that the fault was that, firefox was reverting to default settings before closing when using 'x' instead of File -> Exit.

I can't believe such a massive hole still isn't fixed. For me, the worst that can happen is someone will see a site that I find embarrassing on restarting. As stated in the other thread, if you're a journalist or someone else, in certain countries, this can become a life of death situation. Along with other shenanigans Firefox has been pulling, this kind of drives home the point that Firefox isn't the browser anymore if privacy and security is your main concern.

Asked by frankiehankie 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Can't recover account, all bookmarks and passwords lost

Hi there, I just switched operating systems from Linux Lite to Linux Mint, and when I went to sign in to Firefox my email address wasn't recognized as having an account -… (read more)

Hi there,

I just switched operating systems from Linux Lite to Linux Mint, and when I went to sign in to Firefox my email address wasn't recognized as having an account - there was no option to send a recovery email or anything, only to create a new account. I tried my other email addresses and the same thing. So I ended up creating a brand new account with my email address, but now I've lost 100's of precious bookmarks and passwords that were saved in Firefox.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Adrian

Asked by adrianhouse 4 months ago

Last reply by adrianhouse 4 months ago

Google

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very str… (read more)

Why are there so many Google tools embedded in Firefox? Many of us don't trust Google at all, and in the current environment of increasing surveillance, it seems very strange to find many Google processes in Firefox.

Asked by john820 4 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 months ago

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How to not manually delete download files?

I am honestly in chock with Firefox's terrible decision of not providing any option for the user to delete downloaded files. It is honestly amazing that they came up with… (read more)

I am honestly in chock with Firefox's terrible decision of not providing any option for the user to delete downloaded files.

It is honestly amazing that they came up with such a terrible decision. My downloads folder is a complete mess now and there seems to be no way to fix this.

I don't understand why not just provide an option for the user to only open files. People should be able to choose their settings.

I refereed to this previous post and the solution there didn't work: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370409. By setting browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to false.

Is there actually no way to only open files now?

Asked by gudehh 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

file exception for Block pop-up windows

I have firefox 108.0.2. I have enabled the Block pop-up windows option. I have a local file that open popups (file:///local_path/a.html). When I open the file I get a not… (read more)

I have firefox 108.0.2. I have enabled the Block pop-up windows option. I have a local file that open popups (file:///local_path/a.html). When I open the file I get a notification that pop-ups are blocked. I try to put an exception in Block pop-up windows with the path: file:///local_path/a.html, but does not work (warning still appears) How I can do it?

Asked by JenniferRhodes1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by JenniferRhodes1 3 weeks ago

See the "Added" dates in history.

☰ -> History -> Manage history I want to see the date I added first browsed X website, but I can't see the date, I just see the date I last visited. I tried with: ☰… (read more)

☰ -> History -> Manage history I want to see the date I added first browsed X website, but I can't see the date, I just see the date I last visited.

I tried with: ☰ -> History -> Manage history -> Views -> Show Columns -> Added Now I can order to see kind of when the first time it was that I visited it, but not a date or anything.

How can I see the full date information when I visited websites? I can't see any accurate dates or any information of when I visited websites, because it it overlapped by the previous visit.

Can I do something to access this information?

Asked by yogurtyy 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

HTTP 500 when signing in from Firefox (Chrome works fine)

Only able to sign in with Chrome :-( Firefox 108.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Fedora gives 500 error. See below: 500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there. We've been noti… (read more)

Only able to sign in with Chrome :-( Firefox 108.0.1 Mozilla Firefox for Fedora gives 500 error. See below:

500 Error Oh dear, something went wrong there. We've been notified and will get working on a fix.

n@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:13512 diff@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:13673 getLoad@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:16126 getAllData@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:24310 getFilteredData@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:25652 flush@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:23291 logEvent@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:26424 logView@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:27200 logView@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:1:37891 showView/</<@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/app.bundle.en_US.js:9:111026 invoke@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:6401 run@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:1809 R/<@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:99:2761 invokeTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:7019 runTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:2424 m@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:9056 invokeTask@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:84:8124 p@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:743 d@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:1058 _@https://accounts-static.cdn.mozilla.net/bundle-4f438d13259e05054dc032d5caa7e8c2fffaced7/appDependencies.bundle.js:115:1357 </p>

Asked by redhermes 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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How can I prevent ctrl+q from closing the browser?

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable… (read more)

When I click ctrl+q by mistake, the browser window with all its tabs is closed immediately, with no warning. This has already made me lose data. is there a way to disable this keyboard shortcut?

Asked by Erel Segal-Halevi 2 years ago

Answered by Ruba 2 years ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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How to set a local file as the new tab

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell. Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option … (read more)

I want to use a local html file as my new tab page. Currently there is no easy way to do this as far as I can tell.

Firefox at some point has removed the in-built option to set the new tab as a local file. Setting the home page as a local file is possible. But setting the new tab as either home (note, not 'Firefox Home') or explicitly the local file is not an option (see attached image).

Previous forum posts point toward New Tab Override extension. However, in recent releases, add-ons cannot offer a work around as Firefox no longer allows add-ons to access local files. In the image attached, New Tab Override extension shows that it cannot use a local file as the new tab. It can however take a file and store it somewhere it has control over. This means every time I edit the local file, I need to manually re-upload this to the extension in each instance of Firefox. It is no longer a good option.

I am sure I used this feature not too long ago and it feels like a very simple thing. I am sure I must have missed some setting or option. Any help achieving this would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by James 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Updated to Firefox 81.0 but credit card autofill is still missing from Options/Preferences menu

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu. I followed the instructi… (read more)

I just updated Firefox to version 81.0 in Linux, Windows and Mac, but the credit card autofill option is still missing from the Preferences menu.

I followed the instructions from here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

Yes, I am located in the US.

Asked by Mr.K 2 years ago

Answered by Mr.K 2 years ago

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Youtube CORS error

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In conso… (read more)

Hi, I faced the problem with Youtube recommendations on a video page. When I watch a video I can't see recommendations, comments and video title (see the image). In console i get an error: Cross-Origin Request Blocked: The Same Origin Policy disallows reading the remote resource at https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/id. (Reason: CORS request did not succeed).

I am on arch linux system.

I've tried to: 1. Update all ca-certificate* packages 2. Disable and delete ad-block 3. Use another browser (there is no problem, only in firefox)

This problem is only actual on Youtube for me.

Asked by Yuudai 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Two websites one hour out with time

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is cor… (read more)

This problem occurred Oct 24, 2020 Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time (3 weeks after daylight savings time came into effect here). The operating system time is correct. I have cleared the cache several times, rebooted and shut down overnight.

A forum site is displaying the correct times. A site displaying weather information uses the correct time; I loaded it just after 3am and the first time it displayed was 6am as expected.

1. A TV guide normally highlights in red programs currently showing; at present it shows programs showing one hour previously. In Google-Chrome no programs are highlighted. I have removed the cookies and that has made no difference. 2. Facebook.com times are one hour late, both the time of posts in the newsfeed and times of notifications.

Asked by Terry 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago