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grey boxes with white lines and other display anomalities with firefox

Hi, When I use firefox I see a grey box of different sizes + white lines instead of a website shown correctly. I attached a screenshot of a typical display of a website i… (read more)

Hi,

When I use firefox I see a grey box of different sizes + white lines instead of a website shown correctly. I attached a screenshot of a typical display of a website in my firefox browser.

Could someone help me to make firefox work as expected?

Thanks.

Asked by Marc 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Where does Firefox store SQLITE download history

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract. The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my download… (read more)

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract.

The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my downloaded files if it's not there.

BUT!!! In order to know the files aren't there, Firefox has to know where did I put them.

I searched the home folder but nothing named `download` is in the folder.

I asked a question for what should I do https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1312757 but doesn't get anything remotely useful.

Asked by palm22180 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Duck Duck Go has been eliminated but keeps coming back

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache. I have set the ho… (read more)

When opening a new tab FF is opening Duck Duck Go after DDG has been removed. I have deleted and reinstalled FF several times, I have cleaned the cache.

I have set the homepage to https://startpage.com (SP,) I have removed the extension Duck Duck Go (DDG.) When starting FF it opens SP, but when I click on the new tab (+) it opens DDG. The trouble-shooting information below says that DDG is Enabled, but I have removed it and the extension is not listed in the Add-Ons manager.

I have set FF > Preferences > Home > ...New Windows and Tabs > Homepage and New Windows > Custom URLs... > https://startpage.com/ ...New Tabs > Firefox Home (Default)

Why is FF reverting to DDG? Where is DDG coming from? Can I stop/disable DDG from appearing?

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Name: Firefox Version: 84.0 Build ID: 20201211215739 Distribution ID: canonical User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:84.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/84.0 OS: Linux 5.8.0-33-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 09:14:40 UTC 2020 Multiprocess Windows: 1/1 Fission Windows: 0/1 Disabled by default Remote Processes: 10 Enterprise Policies: Inactive Google Location Service Key: Found Google Safebrowsing Key: Found Mozilla Location Service Key: Missing Safe Mode: false

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... Name: DuckDuckGo Type: extension Version: 1.1 Enabled: true ID: ddg@search.mozilla.org ... Name: Startpage.com — Private Search Engine Type: extension Version: 1.3.0 Enabled: true ID: {20fc2e06-e3e4-4b2b-812b-ab431220cada}


Neofetch: OS: Ubuntu 20.10 x86_64 Host: N141CU Kernel: 5.8.0-33-generic Uptime: 7 mins Packages: 2313 (dpkg), 9 (snap) Shell: bash 5.0.17 Resolution: 2560x1440 DE: GNOME 3.38.1 WM: Mutter WM Theme: Yaru-dark Theme: Yaru-dark [GTK2/3] Icons: ubuntu-mono-dark [GTK2/3] Terminal: gnome-terminal CPU: Intel i7-10510U (8) @ 4.900GHz GPU: Intel UHD Graphics Memory: 3300MiB / 15700MiB

Asked by Quentin 11 months ago

Answered by Quentin 11 months ago

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Tabs crash constantly on Youtube

Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of … (read more)

Recently (within the last few days) tabs have began crashing on youtube. Specifically if a video player page is loaded, but the player itself is paused for any length of time.

I have tried and successfully reproduced the issue with safe mode, I've also successfully reproduced the issue with a new profile. I've also successfully reproduced the issue with an entirely new ~/.mozilla directory.

It appears (based on what I can see) something on the page is triggered, then memory spikes and the tab crashes.

What else should I try to resolve this?

Asked by cfaber 11 months ago

Answered by cfaber 11 months ago

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Autoplay but just block the video and keep the Volume slider the same across tabs?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this nor am I sure that this isn't just one of my many installed extensions being wonky -- but is there a way to keep the… (read more)

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to ask this nor am I sure that this isn't just one of my many installed extensions being wonky -- but is there a way to keep the volume meter at the same level across tabs? More specifically, I peruse the old.reddit.com/r/livestreamfail website and I open each thread in a new tab with the option to block the audio and video from autoplaying enabled and the volume meter is always set at 0% on every embedded clip. I wish the behavior of the video player to leave the volume slider at the percentage from the last time I manipulated the volume slider from a previous clip, that way I don't need to touch the volume slider whenever I start playing the new video. Is this the behavior of the twitch video player or is there a config setting I can change to achieve the desired behavior? Shouldn't blocking video inherently block audio too? Why does autoplay option always set the volume to 0%?

I'm on updated OpenSuse Tumbleweed with Firefox version 83.0

My firefox extensions include: Facebook Container, GNOME Shell integration, Reddit Enhancement Suite, SponsorBlock for Youtube, uBlock Origin and Weather

Asked by JDC8521 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Firefox's interface font size is so tiny in Kubuntu 20.10

Hi, I just installed Kubuntu 20.10 on an USB flash drive. System's font size is fine. But, the font size of Firefox's interface is so tiny. The font size of webpages are… (read more)

Hi, I just installed Kubuntu 20.10 on an USB flash drive. System's font size is fine. But, the font size of Firefox's interface is so tiny. The font size of webpages are fine and I am able to change it in the Preferences.

When I searched on Google, the other users having same problem recommended to add a 'userChrome.css' file with some code that specify the font size to the Firefox's folder. Then, I came to know that Mozilla has disabled the userChrome.css in recent Firefox versions. I also changed a setting in about:config to make the Firefox accept the userChrome.css. But, the font size is not changing yet.

Please, guide me how to change the font size of Firefox's interface. Thanks in advance :)

Asked by jeyaganesh 11 months ago

Answered by jeyaganesh 11 months ago

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Changing URL status bar background/text color

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status… (read more)

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status bar? I'm attaching an image showing what is that status bar.


Thanks, Itai

Asked by itai590 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Changing URL status bar background/text color

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status… (read more)

When I'm hovering the mouse over a link, a URL status bar appears at the bottom of the window. Is there any way to change the background and text color of that URL status bar? I'm attaching an image showing what is that status bar.


Thanks, Itai

Asked by itai590 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Never reopen firefox after unexpected close

Hi, I cannot really put a label on the issue, therefore I just decribe it. When Firefox closes unexpectedly, like powering off my Computer and not closing Firefox, afte… (read more)

Hi, I cannot really put a label on the issue, therefore I just decribe it.

When Firefox closes unexpectedly, like powering off my Computer and not closing Firefox, after reboot all my tabs are restored. I do not want this to happen. Is there an option to disable it ?


Thanks in advance

Asked by NailuJay 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Credit card autofill does not fill form fields

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but n… (read more)

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but not always) get a pop-up "hint" showing the card number and/or expiration date ... but I cannot get the browser to actually fill in the form field. I've tried clicking, hitting Enter, hitting Tab, but nothing actually puts the information from the pop-up into the form field. Any hints as to what part of the incantation I am missing would be appreciated.

Asked by Paul 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Video download helper with Firefox add-on stopped working – driving me bonkers

System Linux mint 18.2 Sonya Video DownloadHelper Version 7.4.0 Browser locale: en-US Production build Built on Tue Dec 15 2020 17:14:16 GMT+0100 (Central European Standa… (read more)

System Linux mint 18.2 Sonya

Video DownloadHelper Version 7.4.0 Browser locale: en-US Production build Built on Tue Dec 15 2020 17:14:16 GMT+0100 (Central European Standard Time) Build options: browser=firefox

I used to be able to record mainly music from YouTube and some other sources using video download helper with the Firefox add-on.

It used to direct me sometimes to using the companion app, then at other times not.

The thing is now that it starts to record with a blue numbered disc showing. It gets almost to the end of the download, then the circle turns red and I get the following type of error messages – see below.

I also do not have the same layout on the 3 colour disc download helper button.

Updated the add-on but cannot find any specific help.

Would be very grateful for a simple fix, or complicated, that – OR, is there a better product??

Seasons greetings


Failed converting "youtube.com/watch?v=Tff9mJN-ZZU"

/opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffmpeg: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavfilter.so.7) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffmpeg: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavformat.so.58) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffmpeg: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavcodec.so.58) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffmpeg: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libvpx.so.6) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffmpeg: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libaom.so.0)

Or this:

Could not get information from media 'youtube.com/watch?v=Tff9mJN-ZZU' from file '/tmp/vdh-176931dshEZTAKVRT.tmp'. The file might be corrupted.

{

   "file": "/tmp/vdh-176931dshEZTAKVRT.tmp",
   "stat": {
       "dev": 2065,
       "mode": 33188,
       "nlink": 1,
       "uid": 1000,
       "gid": 1000,
       "rdev": 0,
       "blksize": 4096,
       "ino": 8675517,
       "size": 1126724,
       "blocks": 2208,
       "atimeMs": 1609228877938.8481,
       "mtimeMs": 1609228984684.116,
       "ctimeMs": 1609228984684.116,
       "birthtimeMs": 1609228877938.8481,
       "atime": "2020-12-29T08:01:17.939Z",
       "mtime": "2020-12-29T08:03:04.684Z",
       "ctime": "2020-12-29T08:03:04.684Z",
       "birthtime": "2020-12-29T08:01:17.939Z"
   }

} Exit code: 1 /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffprobe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavfilter.so.7) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffprobe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavformat.so.58) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffprobe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libavcodec.so.58) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffprobe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libvpx.so.6) /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/ffprobe: /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.27' not found (required by /opt/net.downloadhelper.coapp/converter/build/linux/64/libaom.so.0)

Asked by sneggy 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Cursor blink problem in Firefox 84

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unres… (read more)

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unresponsive to move around by the keyboard _if_ the text in the box is long enough so that a scrollbar appears on the right hand side. Sometimes. It doesn't happen at all sites -- it's not duplicating in this textbox that I'm typing in right now -- but it happens all of the time in the message boxes at playdiplomacy.com, and sometimes on GitHub.com when posting issues. Sporadically and unreliably.

As far as I can tell, the cursor is still moving quickly and responsively, but the blink itself isn't happening so I can't see it. If I hold down the left cursor key, it looks like the cursor isn't going anywhere, but if I hit a letter key that letter appears instantly at the location where the cursor has apparently moved to, with no delay.

The problem does not occur when I hold down shift (to highlight) while moving the cursor via the arrow keys, which further suggests that it is somehow related to the cursor blinking.

Restarting in safe mode makes the problem go away instantly. Disabling all add-ons myself does not. Starting with a brand new profile does _not_ make the problem go away either. So there's something safe mode is doing that a new profile doesn't.

Any idea what might be causing this?

(Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 84.0).

Thanks!

Asked by Vultan 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Firefox Default Search Option is Limited

Hello, Is there any way I can opt out of the big 5 or 6, regarding "default" search engines? Do I need an add on for that? Or is there a way I can have the freedom to … (read more)

Hello,

Is there any way I can opt out of the big 5 or 6, regarding "default" search engines? Do I need an add on for that? Or is there a way I can have the freedom to choose how to look for info?

I am trying to default my Search Home page, or engine, or whatever to Yandex.com. The add-on Yandex offers does not work, nor have been updated for years.

Am I locked by what ever Firefox offers, from the usual search engines?

I am at an edge to forsake Firefox, after 20 years of having it as my default browser, because how cirppling and controlling regarding search engines.

Thanx

Asked by aritus7 11 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 11 months ago

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How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 11 months ago

Answered by #367259 11 months ago

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Firefox Nightly Video Playback on Fedora 33

I've installed Nightly the same way I have for years on my latest Fedora 33 install—i.e., download tarball, extract into /opt, set appropriate chmod and chown, make .desk… (read more)

I've installed Nightly the same way I have for years on my latest Fedora 33 install—i.e., download tarball, extract into /opt, set appropriate chmod and chown, make .desktop file, etc.—but certain videos certain videos on certain sites refuse to play. A Fedora discussion discussion led me to think it's how Fedora 33 may sandbox apps; I haven't yet had any hits on solutions in the Fedora groups, so I thought I'd ask here, since I can't be the only one with this issue.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Bryan Moore 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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A Question about Thunderbird and maildir status

Thunderbird uses mbox (single file per folder) storage by default. This is not a good arrangement when some folders grow to 2GB over the year; each backup requires the … (read more)

Thunderbird uses mbox (single file per folder) storage by default. This is not a good arrangement when some folders grow to 2GB over the year; each backup requires the entire file, and that becomes 1GB and more per day for each of those folders for much of the year, ending at 2GB per day each.

I find some mention and discussion of maildir (one file per message) with Thunderbird (as a plug-in). But most of what I see is ancient history, and a lot of it warned of significant problems and dangers. It was 'experimental' for Thunderbird 60, and nothing said subsequently. I see some success claimed from 2016 (Wilders Security). That's old. The Mozilla Wiki warns of dangers and data loss, last updated 2017. Support Mozilla (undated) says you risk your data. http://mzl.la/1GDeRsp

Is there any up-to-date information? Does it work, reliably? Can I bet my data on it? Or is maildir in Thunderbird a no-show?

Asked by LaVerne2 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Video errors (mostly) while scrolling

The first attached image is a worst case. Scrolling and/or moving the cursor usually avoids the problem. Sometimes reloading the page is necessary. This is occurring on… (read more)

The first attached image is a worst case. Scrolling and/or moving the cursor usually avoids the problem. Sometimes reloading the page is necessary.

This is occurring on two new machines: Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 5502 with intel 11th gen i5 processors and intel iRISxe graphics. It happens with Ubuntu 20.04 FFox 84.0 and it does not happen with Windows 10 and FFox 84.0.1 (I think 84.0.1) I can re-boot and check if that matters. It does not happen on Ubuntu with other browsers (Opera and Chrome).

Disabling the plugins and even removing them does not help. Safe mode helps.

What else can I provide to document this?

Asked by alan.schulman 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 11 months ago

Answered by Scribe 10 months ago

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View Page Info/Media/Select All images does not work anymore

Hi, I have recently discovered that I cannot save all images via the above route. Might this have something to do with an update? This feature is very useful when you ar… (read more)

Hi, I have recently discovered that I cannot save all images via the above route. Might this have something to do with an update? This feature is very useful when you are working with some technical sites that have images of interest. Instead of save the images one by one, or use additional unnecessary addons that may or may not work, I could select all images, point to a subfolder and say 'Open.' This has stopped working. My currecnt version is Firefox 84.0.2, 64-bit, on Linux. Any ideas/solutions on how to get this feature back would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Adrian66 11 months ago

Answered by Adrian66 11 months ago