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Unable to Access FlightRadar24 web site due to issue with WebGL

Since this week I have been unable to access flightradar24 web site due to a problem with WebGL. It tells me that I need a compatible browser e.g. Firefox I am running L… (read more)

Since this week I have been unable to access flightradar24 web site due to a problem with WebGL. It tells me that I need a compatible browser e.g. Firefox

I am running Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon on and I7 processor with a NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710] graphics card.

I have edited the about:config file as follows:

webgl.force_enabled TRUE

but noted a collection of failed messages as shown on the attached screen shot.

This web site is still accessible using chromium on the same computer, suggesting that there isn't a hardware problem.

Thanks

Howard

Asked by h.brissenden 3 days ago

Answered by h.brissenden 19 minutes ago

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ctrl+c opens Britannica.com with the selected text in the search field.

How do I return ctrl+c to just copying the selected text? I have checked the extension shortcuts and not found anything there. I have also searched extensively for solu… (read more)

How do I return ctrl+c to just copying the selected text?

I have checked the extension shortcuts and not found anything there. I have also searched extensively for solutions, before making this post.

Asked by gotaug 16 hours ago

Answered by gotaug 13 hours ago

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resize contents of panes while browsing

I have a current version of Firefox (v123.0 running on Windows 10) but I can't do what I used to be able to do? (And it is making me nuts!) I used to be able to resize … (read more)

I have a current version of Firefox (v123.0 running on Windows 10) but I can't do what I used to be able to do? (And it is making me nuts!)

I used to be able to resize the contents of a site - such as youtube or wordpress or tumblr - there would be a little % on the far right of the URL bar, and I could adjust that until the site was readable and all the pieces I wanted fit in. I can't find a control that will change this for me in the new version. Is it somewhere else? Did that control not port into the new version? Is is gone for good? (I really hope not!) I realize this is such a small problem, but it affects how I interact with basically every site online.

What makes this extra frustrating is that I'm not even certain I am using the correct terms for the thing I want -

Thank you for your patience -

Lee Thomson dancingcrowdesigns@gmail.com

Asked by dancingcrowdesigns 21 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 17 hours ago

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Bookmarks toolbar

Hi, I just downloaded a Firefox browser, but on the left of bookmarks toolbar there is an "Import bookmarks" that I can't get rid of. I've seen a couple other things tha… (read more)

Hi, I just downloaded a Firefox browser, but on the left of bookmarks toolbar there is an "Import bookmarks" that I can't get rid of. I've seen a couple other things that say it's like removing a bookmark, but that doesn't work for me. I've looked and can't find how to remove it. Any suggestions are appreciated!

Ross

Asked by Ross Cashion 21 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 20 hours ago

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Spell check not working and language sub menu not displaying

Hello, I install language pack from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/russian-ru-language-pack/ Bu… (read more)

Hello,

I install language pack from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/language-tools/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/russian-ru-language-pack/

But there is still no sub-menu item in the menu

Asked by nim int3 3 days ago

Answered by James 3 days ago

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Almost all of my bookmarks are suddenly empty

A couple of weeks ago I migrated from Edge to Firefox. I exported and imported my bookmarks. All was good. Suddenly this morning, my bookmarks are inoperative. The folder… (read more)

A couple of weeks ago I migrated from Edge to Firefox. I exported and imported my bookmarks. All was good. Suddenly this morning, my bookmarks are inoperative. The folder structure is there, containing entries that appear to be my bookmarks. If I left-click on one, nothing happens. If I right-click on one and choose Edit Bookmark, the fields in the dialogue are all empty.

Asked by buyer4 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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How do I delete the automatic list that shows when I type a letter in the URL line please?

Hello, When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't… (read more)

Hello,

When I type a letter in the URL space, there is a drop down selection of previous sites I have used. Some contain names of people I have searched and I don't want any embarrassment if said persons happen to use my PC. Is it possible to delete the list, or, perhaps better, delete the ones with names?

I'm using Windows 10 with FF x64.

Thanks.

Asked by Bonnie2 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Webpage elements do not open.

On this webpage on the link below, when the 'Comments' button is clicked, nothing happens. It works via the Chrome browser. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/george… (read more)

Asked by johnh009 1 day ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 day ago

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How to get rid of unrequested invasive rendered area debugging overlay?

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find … (read more)

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find any description of such a thing happening, let alone how to get rid of it. I tried removing build-in distro-default preferences and had complete audit of all my custom preferences in about:config but none changed that behavior. I even updated to 124b4 but this also haven't changed anything. Naturally, nuking entire profile is not an option, I might as well replace the whole browser. So, how do I get rid of this thing?

Asked by F0X 3 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 day ago

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Sync open tabs from old PC to new PC not working

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on… (read more)

I've read all the suggestions but can't get Firefox Sync to transfer the open tabs from my old PC to my new one. I'm signed in on both to the same account, both are on my LAN with a wired ethernet connection, and I've checked every box in the "what to sync" field. When I click "Sync Now" the icon spins for a few seconds like it's doing something but the tabs from the old machine do not appear on the new one as I expected them to. Nor can I get them by closing and doing a Restore Session.

This seems pretty straightforward and how most users would expect it to work - am I missing something? If not, why isn't it working?

Asked by Robert Nickels 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Wrong Scaling with HiDPI Screen on Linux

Dear Technical Support, I'd like to report a problem which affects the rendering of websites in Firefox with a HiDPI monitor. I'm having issues with the text and graphi… (read more)

Dear Technical Support,

I'd like to report a problem which affects the rendering of websites in Firefox with a HiDPI monitor.

I'm having issues with the text and graphics of web pages, that are often mismatched or misaligned, with text being too large compared to graphical elements. See the enclosed pictures for an example; as you can see, this happens also on your website. Also, I've noted that pages (and plugins) appear to be "shrinked" as opposed to when viewed on Chrome, where they are shown to their true size.

Setting ui.textScaleFactor=100 and tweaking with layout.css.devPixelsPerPx did not change much. I must admit that I find this behavior quite strange, since HiDPI monitors have been around for more than a decade, and especially considering that this did not impact my experience with Firefox on Windows, using the same monitor and machine.

I hope to find an effective solution to this problem and look forward to your reply. Please let me know if I can be of any help in this matter.

Best regards, Federico

Asked by Federico 2 days ago

Answered by Federico 1 day ago

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Repeating "Welcome back" popup when starting Firefox

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup … (read more)

I have just upgraded to Firefox version 123. Now whenever I start Firefox on any of my profiles, it will immediately or almost immediately display a "Welcome back" popup stating that "Here’s a quick reminder that you can keep your favorite indie browser just one click away." and provides a button to make the browser the default one. That's exceedingly annoying - I can understand that Firefox wants to notify my once in a while, but this happens at least once a day, probably more often than that. I looked over the source code and got that it is a "spotlight" feature, but I failed to find any settings that would turn it off. Any idea how can I disable this forever?

Asked by pepak 1 week ago

Answered by pepak 1 day ago

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Inquiry on Password Security for website in Firefox

Dear Firefox Support Team, I hope this message finds you well. I'm Dr. Sobya owner of the sobya's skincare website. I'm seeking clarification on Firefox's password manag… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support Team,

I hope this message finds you well. I'm Dr. Sobya owner of the sobya's skincare website. I'm seeking clarification on Firefox's password management security, considering the prevalent practice of users saving passwords for convenience. I'm keen to know if Firefox has robust measures in place to safeguard sensitive information, addressing potential risks similar to those raised about other browsers like Chrome. Given our skincare focus and the trust our users place in us, assuring the safety of their credentials is paramount. A detailed response on Firefox's security protocols would not only alleviate user concerns but also enhance trust and credibility for our platform. I appreciate your prompt attention to this matter and look forward to your insights.

Best regards, Dr. Sobya

Asked by Umar alyani 4 days ago

Answered by Umar alyani 1 day ago

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I cannot log in to websites using Firefox

Firefox is my default browser, but it does not allow me to log in to specific websites. For example, ihg.com, when I click the sign in button nothing happens, I just have… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser, but it does not allow me to log in to specific websites. For example, ihg.com, when I click the sign in button nothing happens, I just have a little note at the bottom left "javascript:void(0);" Another example, dutchcrafters.com , when I click Log in with Gmail, nothing happens.

I have tried removing all the content blocking extensions (privacy badgers, ublock origin, etc.), did not fix it. I have tried a firefox refresh, did not fix it. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling firefox with several device restarts, did not fix it.

I know this must be a firefox specific problem because microsoft edge work perfectly for both of these examples. Any other suggestions to fix this firefox issue?

Asked by James Lin 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can't pin extensions to the toolbar using the extension button

Hello folks According to Firefox help pages, pinning an extension to the toolbar should work as follows: "Click the extensions button (jigsaw puzzle Fx109ExtensionsButt… (read more)

Hello folks

According to Firefox help pages, pinning an extension to the toolbar should work as follows:

"Click the extensions button (jigsaw puzzle Fx109ExtensionsButton icon) in the toolbar to open the extensions panel. Each extension in the panel has a menu button with a gear Fx91GearIcon icon. You can use this menu button to manage those extensions."

The extensions button doesn't seem to work like that for me. When I click the Extensions button I get several buttons (Recommendations, Extensions etc) on the left side of the page as in the first image attached (Firefox1).

If I then click the Extensions button I get to the Manage Extensions page, and if I then click the 3 dots (...) button on (say) Proton Pass I don't get a Pin to Toolbar option and clicking the Manage option opens the Proton Pass Details page (see image Firefox2) - none of the buttons on the any of the pages offers a Pin to Toolbar option.

Those extensions that are pinned to the toolbar, such as Adblock Plus ( see Firefox2 image), got pinned during installation and not by using the extensions button. Currently I seem to have no way of interacting with any extension via the extensions button.

Could be I'm doing something silly but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Regards Ken

Asked by kenliz 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Secure Connection Failed, Error Code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

I have been trying to solve this problem on and off for about a year now, but 99.99% of the time I try to access https://en.wiktionary.org/ , I get the following error: S… (read more)

I have been trying to solve this problem on and off for about a year now, but 99.99% of the time I try to access https://en.wiktionary.org/ , I get the following error: Secure Connection Failed An error occured during a connection to en.wikitionary.org PR_END_OF_FILE ERROR Error code: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

  • The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
  • Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Learn more... Try Again

I have NEVER gotten this error message for any other website. And the strangest thing? Sometimes I CAN access Wikitionary with zero problems, but this phenomena tends to only happen when I attempt to access the website very late at night or really early in the morning. I cannot think of a single thing I have done differently when this happens.

By the way, I am able to access Wikitionary from Microsoft Edge just fine, it is ONLY Firefox where I have this problem.

Asked by lucasp1337 1 month ago

Answered by lucasp1337 1 day ago

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Can't copy text - It works in any other browser

Hello! I often log in to a service ticketing website to help my customers. Before emailing them I must reference the service ticket number somewhere in the email, but t… (read more)

Hello!

I often log in to a service ticketing website to help my customers. Before emailing them I must reference the service ticket number somewhere in the email, but this is very difficult to do in Firefox. If I inspect the element this is what I see:

<em unselectable="on" style="width: 2161px;">Service Ticket #55474079</em>

I understand the unselectable attribute is on but even if I try setting it to off or deleting it all together the problem remains. Moreover, I've tried it in several browsers (Chrome, Edge, DuckDuckGo) and it works fine without any extensions or tricks.

In other words: only Firefox keeps me from selecting this very important piece of info.

Any help would be very much appreciated! I looked up help articles but nothing similar to my case. I did find an extension for the browser but I am afraid to try it due to security reasons.

Thank you!

BMET1.

Asked by BMET1 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago