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Please let me know when you make it easy to put tabs on the bottom where the belong for heay users. I can not upgrade again until This is done.

I do not have the time to figure out the new way to put tabs on bottom every time you "downgrade" Firefox. I am sure many thousands are not "downgrading" for the same rea… (read more)

I do not have the time to figure out the new way to put tabs on bottom every time you "downgrade" Firefox. I am sure many thousands are not "downgrading" for the same reason. If you want us to continue to utilize your product, please be user friendly. If it is too much trouble to put in the option, put the tabs on the bottom all the time and let those who want them on top (both of them) figure out how to do it.

Asked by dcarroll2046 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Fail compiling firefox with compiler toolchain in non-standard location

I am trying to build firefox version 68.0 from source using the following options: ``` Set up the config options export MOZCONFIG=`pwd`/mozconfig cat > mozconfig <… (read more)

I am trying to build firefox version 68.0 from source using the following options: ```

  1. Set up the config options

export MOZCONFIG=`pwd`/mozconfig cat > mozconfig << EOF mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j4"

  1. If you have installed dbus-glib, comment out this line:
  2. ac_add_options --disable-dbus
  1. If you have installed dbus-glib, and you have installed (or will install)
  2. wireless-tools, and you wish to use geolocation web services, comment out
  3. this line

ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi

  1. API Keys for geolocation APIs - necko-wifi (above) is required for MLS
  2. Uncomment the following line if you wish to use Mozilla Location Service
  3. ac_add_options --with-mozilla-api-keyfile=$PWD/mozilla-key
  1. Uncomment the following line if you wish to use Google's geolocaton API
  2. (needed for use with saved maps with Google Maps)
  3. ac_add_options --with-google-api-keyfile=$PWD/google-key
  1. Uncomment this line if you have installed startup-notification:
  2. ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification
  1. Uncomment the following option if you have not installed PulseAudio

ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio

  1. and uncomment this if you installed alsa-lib instead of PulseAudio

ac_add_options --enable-alsa

  1. If you have installed GConf, comment out this line

ac_add_options --disable-gconf

  1. The BLFS editors recommend not changing anything below this line:

ac_add_options --prefix=/scratch/local/firefox-68.0 ac_add_options --enable-application=browser

ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter ac_add_options --disable-updater

  1. enabling the tests will use a lot more space and significantly
  2. increase the build time, for no obvious benefit.

ac_add_options --disable-tests

  1. Optimization for size is broken with gcc7 and later

ac_add_options --enable-optimize="-O2"

ac_add_options --enable-official-branding

  1. From firefox-61 system cairo is not supported

ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman

  1. From firefox-62 --with-pthreads is not recognized

ac_add_options --with-system-bz2

  1. ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
  2. ac_add_options --with-system-png

ac_add_options --with-system-zlib

mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/firefox-build-dir EOF

```

./mach build failed with the errors:

``` 11:29.42 /home/linuxbrew/.linuxbrew/bin/clang++ -o Unified_cpp_js_src_jit7.o -c -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/system_wrappers -include /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/config/gcc_hidden.h -DNDEBUG=1 -DTRIMMED=1 -DWASM_HUGE_MEMORY -DJS_HAS_CTYPES -DEXPORT_JS_API -DMOZ_HAS_MOZGLUE -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/js/src/jit -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/js/src/jit -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/js/src -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/js/src -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include -I/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/nspr -fPIC -DMOZILLA_CLIENT -include /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/js/src/js-confdefs.h -Qunused-arguments -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector-strong -Qunused-arguments -Wall -Wbitfield-enum-conversion -Wempty-body -Wignored-qualifiers -Woverloaded-virtual -Wpointer-arith -Wshadow-field-in-constructor-modified -Wsign-compare -Wtype-limits -Wunreachable-code -Wunreachable-code-return -Wwrite-strings -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wclass-varargs -Wfloat-overflow-conversion -Wfloat-zero-conversion -Wloop-analysis -Wc++1z-compat -Wc++2a-compat -Wcomma -Wimplicit-fallthrough -Wstring-conversion -Wtautological-overlap-compare -Wtautological-unsigned-enum-zero-compare -Wtautological-unsigned-zero-compare -Wno-inline-new-delete -Wno-error=deprecated-declarations -Wno-error=array-bounds -Wno-error=backend-plugin -Wno-error=return-std-move -Wno-error=atomic-alignment -Wformat -Wformat-security -Wno-gnu-zero-variadic-macro-arguments -Wno-noexcept-type -Wno-unknown-warning-option -Wno-return-type-c-linkage -fno-sized-deallocation -U_FORTIFY_SOURCE -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector-strong -fno-rtti -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections -fno-exceptions -fno-math-errno -pthread -pipe -g -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -funwind-tables -fno-strict-aliasing -Werror=format -Wno-shadow -MD -MP -MF .deps/Unified_cpp_js_src_jit7.o.pp /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/js/src/jit/Unified_cpp_js_src_jit7.cpp 11:30.32 [style 0.0.1] cargo:rerun-if-changed=build_gecko.rs 11:30.32 [style 0.0.1] cargo:rerun-if-changed=/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/layout/style/bindgen.toml 11:30.32 [style 0.0.1] cargo:rerun-if-changed=/scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/layout/style/ServoBindings.toml 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:127:1: warning: replacement function 'operator new' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:130:5: error: exception specification in declaration does not match previous declaration 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/../../../../include/c++/4.4.7/new:91:7: note: previous declaration is here 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:134:21: warning: replacement function 'operator new' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:139:21: warning: replacement function 'operator new[]' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:139:56: error: exception specification in declaration does not match previous declaration 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/../../../../include/c++/4.4.7/new:92:7: note: previous declaration is here 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:144:21: warning: replacement function 'operator new[]' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:149:21: warning: replacement function 'operator delete' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:154:21: warning: replacement function 'operator delete' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:159:21: warning: replacement function 'operator delete[]' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/mozalloc.h:164:21: warning: replacement function 'operator delete[]' cannot be declared 'inline' [-Winline-new-delete] 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:49:22: error: no member named 'is_trivial' in namespace 'std' 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:49:33: error: 'From' does not refer to a value 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:42:33: note: declared here 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:49:40: error: no member named 'value' in the global namespace 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:52:22: error: no member named 'is_trivial' in namespace 'std' 11:32.51 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:52:33: error: 'To' does not refer to a value 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:42:20: note: declared here 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Casting.h:52:38: error: no member named 'value' in the global namespace 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Span.h:416:36: error: no type named 'nullptr_t' in namespace 'std' 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Span.h:64:25: error: no matching function for call to 'forward' 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/Span.h:663:21: note: in instantiation of function template specialization 'mozilla::narrow_cast<unsigned long, unsigned long>' requested here 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/../../../../include/c++/4.4.7/bits/move.h:51:5: note: candidate function template not viable: no known conversion from 'unsigned long' to 'typename std::identity<unsigned long>::type &&' (aka 'unsigned long &&') for 1st argument 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/DbgMacro.h:30:48: error: no member named 'declval' in namespace 'std' 11:32.52 [style 0.0.1] /scratch/Downloads/firefox-68.0/firefox-build-dir/dist/include/mozilla/DbgMacro.h:30:68: error: expected '(' for function-style cast or type construction ... ``` I have all the dependecies installed in /home/linuxbrew/.linux and the build setting works previously with firefox 64.0. It seems the build system is looking for dependency in /usr/lib, which contains ancient version of compiler toolchain that can't build firefox. How do I tell the build system to exclude looking into /usr/lib at all?

Asked by treinz 2 years ago

Last reply by JohannHan 2 years ago

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Enable DNS over HTTPS option, custom?

In the enable DNS over HTTPS option on version 65 there is a "custom" option the help does not explain this field. Above custom the default URL is "https://cloudflare-dns… (read more)

In the enable DNS over HTTPS option on version 65 there is a "custom" option the help does not explain this field.

Above custom the default URL is "https://cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query" but below it is custom how is this custom field used?

Asked by Mace2 2 years ago

Last reply by Mace2 2 years ago

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Trying to update my browser but when I did all my customizations were gone like changing my Top Sites to 24 and curved tabs so I can click in between them?

I also lost all my tools like the printer button. However I know how to configure it to get my tools back under Customization. I need to know if there is a way to update … (read more)

I also lost all my tools like the printer button. However I know how to configure it to get my tools back under Customization. I need to know if there is a way to update where I don't have to redo everything especially customizing my tabs to be curved as someone sent me steps on here and I only did it once so I would need the steps again.

When you update you should not lose your settings and customization's.

Can someone help me update correctly where everything sync 's with what my current version has?

Asked by LisaMichelleS 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Passwords not being saved

Greetings, Firefox isn't offering to save passwords for a site. Does it respect "autocomplete=off" in the password input field? Thanks, Shane. … (read more)

Greetings,

Firefox isn't offering to save passwords for a site. Does it respect "autocomplete=off" in the password input field?

Thanks, Shane.

Asked by Shane 2 years ago

Last reply by arejfour 2 years ago

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How to zoom by default?

I have a (temporary?) visual impairment and need large fonts. If I increase the font size beyond 24dpi, it breaks the layout of most pages. Zoom doesn't affect page layou… (read more)

I have a (temporary?) visual impairment and need large fonts. If I increase the font size beyond 24dpi, it breaks the layout of most pages. Zoom doesn't affect page layout, but I have to hit the key a bunch of times for every new tab.

Is there a way to save your zoom level?

Before someone points to zoom.minPercent and zoom.maxPercent, (contrary to several articles on the web) they do not save your zoom level. I still don't understand what browser.zoom.siteSpecific does, but it doesn't help either.

TIA, Dan

Asked by dhaskell 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cannot add Exceptions to Content Blocking, any suggestions?

Just a blank/non-editable window appears, where I cannot do or add anything, as in Screenshot attached here, (screenshot not yet loading properly, but the explanation her… (read more)

Just a blank/non-editable window appears, where I cannot do or add anything, as in Screenshot attached here, (screenshot not yet loading properly, but the explanation here covers it), any suggestions will be appreciated.

Asked by RRR-313 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox, Thunderbird and TOR all of a sudden are crashing

Hello, I have been using these products with no issues for as long as I can remember. Yesterday, Firefox started crashing when typing anything in the address bar. I tri… (read more)

Hello,

I have been using these products with no issues for as long as I can remember. Yesterday, Firefox started crashing when typing anything in the address bar. I tried to self diagnose and created a new profile. Now that does not happen but it still crashes. I cannot access Add-ons in an attempt to disable them.

Also, Thunderbird crashes when clicking on an email to preview. Then I figured perhaps this is a Mozilla issue so I tried to Open a Tor Browser which uses Firefox Quantum, and guess what? It crashes also.

Could one of the windows updates have caused this? Not sure what to do.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Ralph

Asked by Ralph123 2 years ago

Last reply by Ralph123 2 years ago

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How do I disable "cast to Roku" in Firefox?

I've been using Firefox Beta on Android for a while now. Recently my household purchased a Roku, a type of HTPC. While I was watching a video in Firefox Beta, I noticed a… (read more)

I've been using Firefox Beta on Android for a while now.

Recently my household purchased a Roku, a type of HTPC. While I was watching a video in Firefox Beta, I noticed a new button in the video UI, that said "Cast to <my Roku model>". You can read more about this feature here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-firefox-android-send-videos-your-roku

How do I disable this functionality? I appreciate Mozilla adding convenient features, but I don't want to be in my room watching a private video, accidentally press this button (it's right next to the other controls), and have my video play on the living room TV where my roommate is sitting.

Asked by incrediblehulk298 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Opening a link from an external program results in error message.

Hi, When I want to open a link from an external program (Thunderbird, OneNote) and firefox is already running, I get the error message: "Firefox is already running, but i… (read more)

Hi,

When I want to open a link from an external program (Thunderbird, OneNote) and firefox is already running, I get the error message: "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window."

I expect firefox to simply open a new tab in the currently open firefox window.

I checked previous answers about the "no-remote" option and the "MOZ_NO_REMOTE" environment variable. Both are not set, so these solution did not help me. ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1175106 )

I do not have several profiles, my current profile is the default profile. I am not in private browsing mode and all "Browser.link.open" in about:config are set to default.

Can anyone please help me with this issue? Kind Regards

Asked by steffenms 2 years ago

Last reply by steffenms 2 years ago

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Firefox won't automatically open .pls file

Using High Criteria Total Recorder, a job starts and downloads a file *.pls but Firefox will not permit it be automatically opened every time, the 'Do this automatically … (read more)

Using High Criteria Total Recorder, a job starts and downloads a file *.pls but Firefox will not permit it be automatically opened every time, the 'Do this automatically every time for files like this' is grayed out. Here is the link:

http://veniceclassicradio.eu/live1/128.pls

Asked by ThorntonTarr 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Why do I keep getting switched back to Bing? I do not like Bing.

If there is an upgrade or even minor update to Firefox, I end up with Bing as the search-engine again and, frankly, I loathe Bing. Is there any way I can stop this? I r… (read more)

If there is an upgrade or even minor update to Firefox, I end up with Bing as the search-engine again and, frankly, I loathe Bing. Is there any way I can stop this? I reset it to default to DuckDuckGo, time and again, but as soon as the default matters, it fails to activate itself. Thanks for any help!

Asked by Bingbangbong 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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gmail does not open although it works fine in chrome

When going to gmail in firefox I get a white screen where the gmail content would normally be. When I use Chrome it works fine. the URL I go to in both is the same: htt… (read more)

When going to gmail in firefox I get a white screen where the gmail content would normally be. When I use Chrome it works fine. the URL I go to in both is the same:

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox

Firefox says it is up to date when I check under "about"

Asked by marilynmcvoy 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How to set Default home page (with top sites, etc) instead of that annoying purple page in a new PRIVATE TAB?

When I open new private tab I always see that purple page instead of my home page with top sites, bookmarks and other useful stuff. It works perfectly in normal browsing … (read more)

When I open new private tab I always see that purple page instead of my home page with top sites, bookmarks and other useful stuff. It works perfectly in normal browsing but private tabs always open with that purple page. It is really inconvenient.

Asked by Andy111 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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search engine settings keep reverting

I keep changing the default search engine in my Firefox preferences to Google, but it keeps changing to Yahoo as the default search engine. I have checked the extension… (read more)

I keep changing the default search engine in my Firefox preferences to Google, but it keeps changing to Yahoo as the default search engine. I have checked the extensions and add-ons. There are none. What's going on and how do I fix it? (running on OS Mojave)

Asked by ms.elby 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I need a human to respond to my requests for help - new update doesn't download, my verification is blocked - HELP!!!

I have downloaded the Firefox 3 or 4 times - still get the error message saying "seriously out of date'. I have tried to update my internet banking - the bank site doesn… (read more)

I have downloaded the Firefox 3 or 4 times - still get the error message saying "seriously out of date'. I have tried to update my internet banking - the bank site doesn't work for me because my browser is out of date. I have tried to sign into Firefox Sync and have been sent 2 new authorization codes - neither is accepted.

HELP ! I am very frustrated and don't know what to do next. This product was working brilliantly for us, set up by my husband (thank you) - he has since died and I need the help he would have provided previously.

Asked by Bartholomew1 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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I can't change charset for viewed web-page

Previously Firefox have an function and could change charset by custom control. But, now this action is disabled in menu. I need use it for web-developing and testing. H… (read more)

Previously Firefox have an function and could change charset by custom control. But, now this action is disabled in menu. I need use it for web-developing and testing.

How to activate this function?

Firefox 64.0.2 x64

Asked by PyGreen 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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firefox won't update

I downloaded the latest from on site, and checked the description-menu which maintains the programs updated. Still I receive a notification bar maintaining Firefox to be… (read more)

I downloaded the latest from on site, and checked the description-menu which maintains the programs updated. Still I receive a notification bar maintaining Firefox to be critically out of date. The 'update now' button leads to afresh download. This is a potentially significant security risk.

Asked by jsjowett 2 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 2 years ago