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is there a way to search the bugzilla database for strings?

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues. While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to… (read more)

I would like to search the bugzilla database for known issues.

While there is a builtin search tool, that does not work: if I search for a string and limit the search to one specific bug where I know it contains the string, then that bug is reported. Doing the same search over all bugs, it (takes long and then) reports that no bug at all contains the string - not even the one where I know it contains the string.

So this search tool is proven defective and cannot be used. What alternatives are there?

Asked by pmc1 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

firefox leaves fullscreen mode, when resized

Firefox leaves full-screen mode when window manager remaps window to be in a frame and re-sizable. In the window-manager that I use (KDE plasma), I can ask the window-man… (read more)

Firefox leaves full-screen mode when window manager remaps window to be in a frame and re-sizable.

In the window-manager that I use (KDE plasma), I can ask the window-manager to exit full-screen mode, without telling the window. This allows me to tell a window to be in full-screen mode, while in a framed window. I have attached a screen-shot of chrome showing a youtube video. Both youtube and the chrome are in full screen mode, however the window manager has re-sized it and added decorations (title-bar&frame), and is allowing me to resize, move, minimize, maximize, etc.

This works for every program that I have used (that has a full-screen mode). However it is not working for Firefox. It seems that Firefox is triggering off of the wrong event.

My guess: the window-manager sets NET_WM_STATE_FULLSCREEN to enter full-screen, and would normally clear this attribute to exit full screen. When we exit full-screen, but stay in full-screen mode, the attribute is not cleared. However Firefox is triggering off of something else such as a re-size event.

Use-case: What I am trying to do

  1. Enter full screen mode: browser hiders tab-bar, and address bar, maybe web-page changes layout (e.g. you-tube resizes video player to fill window)
  2. Tell Window-manager to leave full-screen-mode, but not inform browser (or other app). Browser is now still hiding tab-bar, address-bar, site is till showing video in whole-window, but window can be moved and re-sized.

This works for every other app that I have user. (Some apps don't have full-screen-mode, so this does not apply to them. But it works for all that do have it.)

Asked by ctrl_alt_del 1 month ago

Last reply by ctrl_alt_del 2 weeks ago

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Firefox causes flicking screen.

Hello, It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am n… (read more)

Hello,

It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am not using it. Platforms I am using are OSX and XUbuntu. The error occurs lingering on a site for a very long time. First it starts getting screen graphic errors like, some pixels are not being updated correctly. Then after a while screen starts to flicker, in a massive state, like the graphic processor is broken. In some cases with command key strokes one is able to kill Firefox, screen is back to normal and one can continue working. Facebook is the site that most commonly is causing error, but there are also other sites.

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Asked by rodieki 3 months ago

Answered by rodieki 4 days ago

Oracle Client settings

I have the correct oracle client for this APP 8.144 installed on my HVD & Windoze 10E. Works with IE but not Moz? Presume there are settings preventing Moz from acce… (read more)

I have the correct oracle client for this APP 8.144 installed on my HVD & Windoze 10E. Works with IE but not Moz? Presume there are settings preventing Moz from accessing the application I'm trying to reach.

Asked by sb9724 5 days ago

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"Say hello to a new firefox" theme options configuration

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now. I expected that I would then be able to go i… (read more)

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now.

I expected that I would then be able to go into the settings menu somewhere and find the options:

  • Streamlined Toolbar and menus
  • Modern tabs
  • Fresh icons and clearer messages

I do not find these under Settings nor under the installed Themes. I'm not even sure these are a Theme as much of a Style??

Any help on this is appreciated. Searching the title was of no help.

Asked by RangerZ 6 days ago

Answered by RangerZ 6 days ago

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ESR Release Schedules\Time Lines (78=>91)

We are running FF ESR 78.14.0. I see that ESR 91.1 is now out. I have seen this article on Firefox ESR release cycle, but not able to find out what the schedule is (ie o… (read more)

We are running FF ESR 78.14.0. I see that ESR 91.1 is now out. I have seen this article on Firefox ESR release cycle, but not able to find out what the schedule is (ie overlap) for 78 and 91 releases. I am trying to do some upgrade planning. I expect 91.2 will auto upgrade and like to know how soon, otherwise I may need to manual update machines.

It would be nice if this page could be kept up to date for the relevant releases.

Driving the question is a specific issue with QuickBooks Payments not working in 78, which I am assuming has to do with something they consider obsolete security wise.

Asked by RangerZ 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

Feature request: enable single window app mode for web apps

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping… (read more)

Hi there, I'd like to make a feature request. One of the things that I love about Google Chrome is the ability to run single window apps. This is the only feature keeping me from moving to Firefox at this point. I'd like to request that this be added as a feature in Firefox. The command could be something like:

firefox --app=https://mail.provider.com

This would spawn a single app window that does not have tabs to navigate to other apps.

Thanks!

Asked by openmail 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Pocket is missing from Firefox preferences

I have Firefox version 78, as my MacBook Pro is 11 years old. After the last automatic update, however, Pocket has disappeared from my tab. I did the following: 1. typed … (read more)

I have Firefox version 78, as my MacBook Pro is 11 years old. After the last automatic update, however, Pocket has disappeared from my tab. I did the following:

1. typed in about:config 2. accepted the risk 3. all areas are set to "true" 4. went to Firefox preferences and the to Firefox Home Content and add Pocket is no longer listed. (See snap shot)

I tried downloaded the latest version of Firefox, but my computer is too old to use it. Is there anything else I can do? I really enjoyed Pocket and its articles. Thank you.

Asked by mpmcfee 1 week ago

Removing bookmark bar in Kali Linux

Hello there I am using Kali Linux and wish to remove bookmark bar from the top. Usually there's an option to never show bookmarks(in windows) but in this case(Kali Linux)… (read more)

Hello there I am using Kali Linux and wish to remove bookmark bar from the top. Usually there's an option to never show bookmarks(in windows) but in this case(Kali Linux), this isn't the case anymore. So I would like some support about HOW DO I REMOVE MY BOOKMARK MENU FROM THE ADDRESS BAR and I would really appreciate it. FROM IMAGE : The bookmark menu you see that contains bookmarks like Kali Linux, Kali training, Kali Tool etc, is to be removed. NOT THE BOOKMARK itself but the COMPLETE BOOKMARK MENU Thanks again.

Asked by Prakhar 1 week ago

Googles Safebrowsing

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from g… (read more)

Hey Mozilla, I just tried a little bit with wireshark and found these safebrowsing.googleapis.com calls. I was quite a bit shocked. Got everything done to get away from google services, build my complete online infrastructure upon mozillas suites, mailadresses on relay, and generally FOSS Apps and Software.

I have some questions: - for what specific reason firefox is making the calls? - which data will be transmitted? - how can I block this "feature" entirely in Firefox?

Any answers from the developing team would be highly appreciated!

-- ...and lbnl my opinion: Firefox is/was the Alternative to google to me. So the reason I am using it, is to fight against google and the capitalism conquoring the internet. My thinking is therefore quite a bit black and white. I'm really considering to use another browser because of this hidden google Calls. I mean, even if its only to update the blacklists of URLs, there is absolutely no need to make this Calls in idle state, while the user isn't doing anything. And now I'm thinking what you guys are might calling for hosts in other apps? I mean this is shit. To advertise against occupying the internet in the fight for taking back control, and then you collaborate with the enemy. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but this feels more disturbing than anything else these days.

And if you share my IP on a regular basis with a google host, could YOU be sure, that these requests will not be registered and merged with other meta about myself? When Firefox is sending my IP to this google-Host, right before I was checking a page wich is using recaptchas, it could might be an very easy task to match this both IPs and further combine it with the rest of my metadata. Logically there is no reason for google to separate "the collection of data" and assumingly they are already using this massive amount of IP-Connectiondata in some way.

B.

PS: here you have the answer to the question, if this service is cross-product: "Safe Browsing protections work across Google products and power safer browsing experiences across the Internet." - the Head says: "Keeping over four Billion Devices safer. *shiver*

Asked by B33zle 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Firefox-78.13.0.esr password saving dialogue

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any secur… (read more)

The dialogue that pops up upon entering a password allows me to reject the idea of having it saved but not to make the option permanent. I basically don't store any security sensitive data on disk at all, not in clear nor encrypted. Could this be in prefs instead, the way that download options are?

Asked by k03 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Mac Firefox Amazon Search Images Not shown

Hi Guys, I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things. When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown. Wh… (read more)

Hi Guys,

I've just moved house and got a new internet provider, so this could be many things.
When I go to the amazon home page everything is fine, images are shown.
When I do a search within amazon and get the search results, no thumb images are shown.
I've cleared the cache and history, quit and restarted firefox and also restarted my mac, but nothing so far has fixed this.
Being that I've just moved house and gone with a new internet provider may not help as the speeds can be slow for a couple of weeks.
Does anyone have any other ideas?
Dizzwold.

Asked by dizzwold 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Cannot enable/disable themse

Clicking "Enable" in the "Manage Your Themes" area seems to do nothing. I've tried clicking both buttons in the screenshot shown below and nothing happens at all. If I … (read more)

Clicking "Enable" in the "Manage Your Themes" area seems to do nothing. I've tried clicking both buttons in the screenshot shown below and nothing happens at all. If I click the theme itself it takes me to another screen where the "Enable" button is also broken.

What could be causing this?  How can I change to Dark theme?

Asked by billynoah 2 weeks ago

Flickering screen Firefox 78.14.0esr (64-bit) on OSX 10.11.6

I have a problem, firefox is causing my screen to flicker and mess up the interface on my computer. I have no addons installed. I am always surfing incognito. In many cas… (read more)

I have a problem, firefox is causing my screen to flicker and mess up the interface on my computer. I have no addons installed. I am always surfing incognito. In many cases the screen flickers a few times, and if I am fast enough to close Firefox the problem goes away. This problems does not happen with any other software that utilize on my computer. This occurs for the most part when I am on social media sites like FB, Linkedin or IMDb. Sometimes one can see that some square grafics as an error with in the browser window. And then after a minute or so the flickering starts. These grafic errors never occur outside the browser window and when they appear. But when the screen starts to flicker, the grafic errors occur all over the screen to the point when I close Firefox. It goes back to normal. If I am not fast enough, os stalls and I have to perform a hard reboot, with powerbutton.

Asked by rodieki 2 weeks ago

Continuous Server Not Found / We're Having Trouble Finding That Site error

For the last several months I have been receiving a continuous "server not found" and/or "we're having trouble finding that site" error in Firefox. I currently have Firef… (read more)

For the last several months I have been receiving a continuous "server not found" and/or "we're having trouble finding that site" error in Firefox. I currently have Firefox 91, but I first noticed this issue sometime in the mid-80s (don't know the exact update where I first saw this behavior). It occurs fairly continuously during regular web browsing across every single website -- not on every single page load, but I'd guess every 2-3 page loads I receive the error. Upon refresh, usually one but sometimes it takes two or three, the page loads fine. I've even noticed the error with the Pocket extension, where clicking the save page to Pocket button often gives an error on the first click, but clicking a second time works fine.

This issue has been mentioned several times on this forum and I have tried every single troubleshooting step I can find, yet the issue persists.

I do not have the issue on Safari, Chrome nor Opera and have no connectivity issues on other apps. I do not have a firewall enabled and am not using proxies nor a VPN (at least during troubleshooting).

I have tried the following:

  • restarting
  • uninstall and reinstall Firefox entirely
  • run in Safe mode (disabling all add-ons)
  • disable hardware acceleration

Today I even tried Waterfox to try to get away from the affront to design that is the Proton UI which apparently can no longer be disabled as of Firefox 91. My version of Waterfox is built on Gecko 78 and has the exact same issue that I'm seeing in Firefox.

This issue has made Firefox entirely unusable. I'd really love a fix, but I can't keep wasting hours of my life troubleshooting an issue that's not going away. I'm a contractor and I'm losing income and working hours on this. I hate Google and Chrome for a lot of reasons but at least they've built a browser that works.

Asked by mechnohonu 3 weeks ago

Last reply by mechnohonu 2 weeks ago

Firefox keeps creating a new profile every time it is opened

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it. For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It … (read more)

I am testing FF91esr for deployment later this year. Having a lot of grief with it.

For context; On most of our PCs the profile folder is NOT in the %APPDATA% folder. It lives on a different drive, typically drive F:\

This allows us a lot of freedom to restore a users C:\ drive without messing up the Firefox profile, or losing recent information, for example. We do the same for Thunderbird and several other applications.

The profile.ini file does live in its default location and points to the relavant folder path=F:\Users\<username>\profiles\<profilename> IsRelative=0

We backup a users PC with a comprehensive script which copies the profile.ini and Profiles folder. The group policy is also backed up, and in that policy we have set to use legacy profiles.

When we build a new PC for a user we restore those backups in the hope that the user will take up where they left off. For example, their browser history will be at the point is was when they left the PC.

The whole process is pretty automated. However, with FF91esr I cannot get it to use the folder we backed up. It ignores what's in the profiles.ini file and creates a new profile in the default location, set's it as default and of course sets IsRelative=1.

I tried several combinations of things to try to stop this, but in the end the ONLY way I could get it to use the restored profile was to go to about:profiles, create a new profile, point it to the folder where the restored profile is located, restart using the new browser, then via about:profiles, delete the bogus profile (of course having set the restored profile as default).

I'm not going to sit at 250 PCs doing that. It's crazy.

How can I get FF to use the restored profile folder and stop it endlessly creating new profile folders?

So far I've only tested with clean installs of FF91esr, so this is not an issue with different versions of profiles. But I am concerned over what's going to happen when I update Firefox on a PC...

Asked by citizen1138x 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago