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Shortcut Creation for Ubuntu 20.04.1

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method [Support - Create a des… (read more)

I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 and am having trouble creating website shortcuts now. With Windows I used the following method

From my research it looks this is supposed to work with Ubuntu as well? It is not working for me, is this possible?

Asked by Justin Reina 5 months ago

Last reply by anilvijay5100 4 days ago

Firefox insanley lagging in Ubuntu 21.04 LTS

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application… (read more)

I use Firefox on Ubuntu 21.04 LTS and recently started facing delay of 3-4 seconds while trying to open any add-ons in top bar or even when trying to navigate application menu. I recently moved from windows to Ubuntu, no such lag or delay was there in windows.

What I tried- I tried to troubleshoot this problem with the help of troubleshooter present in Firefox and used the 'Refresh Firefox' option but still it was lagging too much. I also tried to remove all add-ons but still it was of no use. My system is fast enough to handle Firefox.

Asked by jackhammervyom 5 days ago

Google takes forever to load

Well, slow loading site is not a new question. But my problem is that I can't search on google from the URL bar when I press ctrl + l. I actually search on google, but it… (read more)

Well, slow loading site is not a new question. But my problem is that I can't search on google from the URL bar when I press ctrl + l. I actually search on google, but it loads very slow. But if I again open a new tab and go to google.com, while the search is loading in the previous tab, it instantly loads google on both of the tabs. So when I search something on the URL bar, I have to also open another tab and type google.com, or straight just go to google.com and search for something.

I have already tried clearing the cache. I am straight up using Google's primary (1), secondary (2), and cloudflare's primary (3) DNS. I don't face the issue with Chromium for example, and also linux commands like dig google.com and drill google.com are instantaneous.

I previously used dnsmasq and same issue, I disabled it, and the issue still persists. It's annoying. I have no trouble loading sites like duckduckgo.

I am on Archlinux, but I am using the official firefox build coming from mozilla.org. The current firefox version is 88.0b3 (64-bit) (autoupdates disabled through policies.json).

Asked by Sourav 1 week ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 6 days ago

Have to click twice on tabs, and menu

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions. When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but… (read more)

Hi, I have a ubuntu 20.04 machine, that I just installed. The installation came with firefox on it, no extensions.

When I open my browser, it's normal to start with, but then after a little bit, I need to click tabs twice for me to go to the page. It then sometimes go away for a few minutes, and then comes back.

Sometimes, it's just my mouse that triggers this behavior, but other times, it is both mouse and touchpad. This is not a problem that occurs when using other browsers or programs on my computer.

If I start firefox in safe mode, it's back to normal for a few minutes, but then the issue starts again.

Also, if I click "settings" in the top right, it quickly appears and disappears, making it really hard to access the settings

Asked by sejsbo 6 days ago

How to customize picture-in-picture default size of the video?

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small … (read more)

When picture-in-picture is invoked, it opens video small window. In the past it was a super tiny window, then after some updates it increased in size, then it went small again. The proportions of the window are also useless for most YT vids.

Basically, every time I use picture-in-picture I have to resize it. This is tirin. Is there a way to customize the start size of it like:

- set start size ...x... - remember the last size - auto-size based on the video proportions, set to 1/4 or 1/5 or 1/3, etc.

and so on.

Currently this picture in picture is more annoying then helpful because it require constant manipulation of the picture size. Annoying as hell.

Asked by Michał 6 days ago

Sync and Firefox versions over GNU+Linux distros

Hi, I'm using Firefox over various devices and systems. For instance: - Firefox binary downloaded from Mozilla website and executed over Debian Testing - Firefox from Arc… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Firefox over various devices and systems.

For instance: - Firefox binary downloaded from Mozilla website and executed over Debian Testing - Firefox from Arch Linux official repositories in Arch systems

My doubt is: could this cause any problem with the Sync function? Or Sync has the flexibility to allow syncing between a wide specter of Firefox installations

For instance: Could I add Fennec from F-Droid to my LineageOS smartphone or Firefox-ESR from Debian repositories to my desktop machine, log in with my account in all of them and synchronize all the sessions without problems?

Thanks a lot in advance!, and let me know if I should add any technical information.

Kind regards!

Asked by rv.sin.mail 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Mint 19.3+Firefox 88 crashes in Yahoo

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD … (read more)

System locks-up when I go to Yahoo start page and try to scroll, though I'm able to get to email. This is the only site that crashes. Have to do a hard shutdown since HD and cursor are frozen. This has been going on since last FF update, maybe even the one before. Plug-ins are uBlock Origin and Video DownloadHelper. Anyone else experience this?

Asked by ron.press 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Interface deadlocking upon deletion of large number of history entires

Steps to reproduce 1. Open the history sidebar (on Win/Linux: Ctrl+H). 2. Enter a search string that returns many results (e.g. facebook.com). 3. Select all results (C… (read more)

    1. Steps to reproduce

1. Open the history sidebar (on Win/Linux: Ctrl+H). 2. Enter a search string that returns many results (e.g. facebook.com). 3. Select all results (Ctrl + A), and delete them all (Delete) 4. Notice that the main thread hangs until the deletion is complete (in my case, > 30 seconds)

    1. Expected behaviorOS:

The deletion should be not cause the rest of the application to deadlock.

    1. Other info

OS: Manjaro i3, but IIRC it was also present on Ubuntu. Firefox version: 88.0 (64-bit), but has been present for as long as I can remember (at least a year).

Asked by Wilhelm 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

read streaming text from a javascript output

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as peop… (read more)

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as people transmit on their amateur radios. Is it somehow possible to capture that information stream in real-time?

My intent is to use a shell script for further processing.

Thank you.

Asked by rusytravis19 6 days ago

Unable to download or upload files on Firefox

I'm using Firefox 88.0-2 installed on Debian 10 using snap. When i try to upload any file it just doesn't show the file selection window. When i try to download any file … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 88.0-2 installed on Debian 10 using snap.

When i try to upload any file it just doesn't show the file selection window. When i try to download any file it shows the window where it asks what you want to do with this file but doesn't download it when i select the save option. I tried changing the download location, clearing the download history, clearing the settings of firefox handles different types of files and also resetting firefox.

Also firefox creates a folder 'firefox.tmp' in downloads folder on my machine. Even if delete it, it gets created again when i start firefox.

Anyone else facing this issue or any idea how to tackle it ?

Asked by Mr. Pool 1 week ago

Last reply by Vper3495 1 week ago

Want to control the order in which add-ons have access to page source

Hi. Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't suppor… (read more)

Hi.

Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't support HTTPS.

I have both ClearURLs and "HTTPS Everywhere" installed, and I hypothesize that if "ClearURLs" could remove strip the surrounding tracking URL from the embedded real URL, most real sites would work without complaint.

Can I somehow tell Firefox to apply "ClearURLs" before "HTTPS Everywhere", so that "HTTPS Everywhere" operates on the sanitized real address? (Or am I interpreting the situation wrongly?)

Thanks for your help.

Warmly, Pete

Asked by peter.j.riches 1 week ago

Close multiple tabs menu

Hi there, I was wondering for the past few months if there is maybe someone at Firefox DEV/UI team who so much hates the Close multiple tabs menu item, that slowly but su… (read more)

Hi there,

I was wondering for the past few months if there is maybe someone at Firefox DEV/UI team who so much hates the Close multiple tabs menu item, that slowly but surely is getting to disappear?

  1. In the good ol days there was a separate menu item Close Tabs To The Right under the tab right click menu. Which was very useful and I used it a lot.
  2. Then this developer/designer from above, or some political committee decided that to remove that one and to put it as a submenu under a new menu item Close Multiple Tabs. That was outrageous, but I said well, maybe they have some weird reason behind this change so I should probably get used to the new version. In the end the Close Tabs To The Right menu item was still first in the list.
  3. Then since last week or two, I realized that this evil entity above decided to set the Close Tabs To The Right to be the second one in the list under the submenu! And this is too much! I've made like countless mistakes of closing the very important tabs on the left for the past few days by just wrongly assuming I'l clicking the right submenu item.

So guys and gals or aliens or whatever you are, what are you trying to do? Ruin the browser on purpose?

I'm using the Firefox for decades as my main browser, but it is getting worst and worst with every new release. And the reasons to still stay with it are diminishing. Which is sad...

Asked by zoran.tanevski 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Suggesting feature

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox? I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookm… (read more)

How/where can I suggest new or improved features for Firefox?

I need to suggest a feature about bookmark forlers colorization. I would be great. Because, selecting bookmarks folde little confiusung sometimes and detecting whether a folder or name due to themes.

I want to select folder color and title color.

I can't find a way for suggesting way. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/966900 this topic not- up to date. I couldn't found help section.

whatever, How can i sent this request to dev-ops team?

Asked by maxemilian 1 week ago

Recover Bookmarks and Settings from Firefox 44.0

I am installing Firefox version 88.0 on an Ubuntu Linux version 15.04 system. Currently, I had, Firefox version 44.0. I am installing from the downloaded tar file as fol… (read more)

I am installing Firefox version 88.0 on an Ubuntu Linux version 15.04 system. Currently, I had, Firefox version 44.0. I am installing from the downloaded tar file as follows:

/home/paulr/firefox/firefox -ProfileBuilder

How do I recover my bookmarks and settings at this point ?

What happened is Firefox came up and asked me to sign in to my account. I didn't have one so I created one and am signed into it now. I don't have another Firefox account to sync with.

Asked by paulr1 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Screen Share Window Selection Crashes Computer

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by … (read more)

Intermittently when I try to share my screen (Discord, Webex, etc...) my entire computer freezes and becomes unresponsive, the only way I can fix it is to hard reboot by holding the power button. It hurts my heart every time I have to do it, especially because of how new my computer is.

Asked by aaronjencks 1 week ago

firefox updates

hello, I use firefox since many years, with ubuntu, but each time a new update is installed, my firefox forgets my settings, it reinstalls american english instead of fre… (read more)

hello, I use firefox since many years, with ubuntu, but each time a new update is installed, my firefox forgets my settings, it reinstalls american english instead of french, I feel this very very annoying. I hope the developpers will find a way !

Asked by jeancri 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Why, there is no support for ' CSS Backdrop Filter' ?

Hello, I'm on the way to be a web developer. But, when it comes to add Glassmorphism effect, it seems like firefox doesn't support CSS property called "backdrop-filter". … (read more)

Hello, I'm on the way to be a web developer. But, when it comes to add Glassmorphism effect, it seems like firefox doesn't support CSS property called "backdrop-filter". Will there be any support for this in near future?

I'm using Firefox For Linux v88.0 (64-bit).

Asked by abir.sheikh.4044 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Search bar on new tab page now duplicates URL bar, making search queries containing a ":" impossible

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting … (read more)

The latest update 89.0b3 broke my entire workflow and actually leaves me wondering, if programmers at Mozilla never search the web for errors - am I the only one getting errors during compile time? It's now nearly impossible to use Firefox efficiently to search for errors during coding. As can be seen in your press screenshots (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/about-new-tab-page) there used to be a "Search the web" bar on the new tab page in addition to the "Search or enter web address" URL bar. As their descriptions say, the search bar always triggered a web search - this is a feature i regularly used (~50 times on a work day), which has now been removed. Why? Because Firefox often recognizes my search queries as keywords to trigger the system handler, because they contain a ":". This is often the case with error messages of compilers, as in "ImportError: cannot import name". Instead, both bars show the same description "Search or enter web address" and work the same. Please tell me, how can I restore my search-only-bar, or is a bug report needed to revert changes/introduce a configuration option?

Asked by niklas.j.nett 1 week ago

Pop-up windows exceptions not working in private mode (Firefox 87.0)

Hi, After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choos… (read more)

Hi,

After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choose to allow the popups with the button on the left of url then the url is added on exceptions/allowed window with a ^privateBrowsingId=1 marked in the url. However this is not persisted on a next run of firefox on private mode.

If someone have setup exceptions is there for a reason and should not be broken in private mode. I also cannot add ^privateBrowsingId=1 on my own in the url on the exceptions, as it appeared as %5 in exceptions and it does not work to allow pop-up.

Thanks

Asked by JenniferRhodes1 1 month ago

Last reply by VVG 1 week ago