block autoplay not working in firefox 82.0 (linux)

I don't understand why firefox makes it so difficult to stop websites from autoplaying videos. Case in point: fox news and fox business news web sites. They have that st… (read more)

I don't understand why firefox makes it so difficult to stop websites from autoplaying videos. Case in point: fox news and fox business news web sites. They have that stupid pop up when you scroll down the page, so if the main video is blocked the popup ignores it and starts playing. The preferences->autoplay doesn't allow you to enter a site to block and clicking on the lock on the url bar doesn't work because the permissions line isn't clickable, so we are left to resort to about:config which also fails to block these sites. This is very frustrating and if anything will drive me to another browser its stuff like this.

Asked by erbenton 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 28 minutes ago

Where is the option to choose from most visited sites is missing from the home page?

What happened to the option for choosing the most visited sites when opening Firefox? It was very convenient for me. I now have to go through my history or bookmarks to… (read more)

What happened to the option for choosing the most visited sites when opening Firefox? It was very convenient for me. I now have to go through my history or bookmarks to find my site.

Asked by pejere75 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 29 minutes ago

Raccouci et marque page tous effacés

Bonjour, Lors de ma connexion se matin un drole de message est apparu, j'ai du réinitialiser mon mot de passe et maintenant je n'ai plus rien d'enregistré, marques page,… (read more)

Bonjour,

Lors de ma connexion se matin un drole de message est apparu, j'ai du réinitialiser mon mot de passe et maintenant je n'ai plus rien d'enregistré, marques page, site web préférés et mots passe. Si quelqu'un sait m'aider à récupérer tout ça, ça serait magnifique.

En vous remerciant par avance.

Asked by b.spriet 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 47 minutes ago

Stop tab from resetting to top of page

All other browsers (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera) hold the position of the cursor/view when opening and moving to a newly opened tab. When returning to the p… (read more)

All other browsers (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Opera) hold the position of the cursor/view when opening and moving to a newly opened tab. When returning to the previous tab (in those browsers), the original position/view is as it was before the new tab was viewed. This is not the case in Firefox!

When returning to a previous tab in Firefox, the tab resets itself to the top of the page, instead of holding the place that was left when the new tab was opened/viewed. This is extremely frustrating, and time-wasting.

Is there a setting that will hold the viewed location of a tab when another tab is opened/viewed, when the original tab is viewed again?

Asked by m_wheeler1121 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 54 minutes ago

How do you report a bug with scrolling on the latest firefox updates

With the latest firefox updates, both firefox and thunderbird stop repsponding to inputs, not limited to scrolling. This happens over time as if there is a memory leak o… (read more)

With the latest firefox updates, both firefox and thunderbird stop repsponding to inputs, not limited to scrolling. This happens over time as if there is a memory leak or too many threads sharing semiphors.

82.0 (64-bit) Arch Linux

This problem is 100% on Firefox.

Asked by mrbrklyn 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

firefox refresh wiped my bookmarks and other things are not working correctly.

I did a browser refresh, and when it was done, almost everything it was supposed to save was gone. "Firefox will save these items: Bookmarks Browsing and download… (read more)

I did a browser refresh, and when it was done, almost everything it was supposed to save was gone. "Firefox will save these items:

   Bookmarks
   Browsing and download history
   Passwords
   Cookies
   Web form auto-fill information
   Personal dictionary "

Bookmarks, gone. Home tabs, gone. Browsing and download history, gone. Cookies: spotty. Autofill; partly missing.

And a new tab is now completely blank (see attached image). I thought it might repopulate itself, but nope. Just blank.

All my home tabs were wiped, and I was able to put them back. But this outcome was unexpected. Some places I had to log back into; some I did not.

So I feel like I am now dealing with a broken browser, and not sure what to do about it. At least the buggy hangups and crashes seem to be fixed. Maybe.

edit: Also noticed I cannot make new bookmarks. Halp....

Asked by patricia.pennell 5 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Constantly getting 404 Response each time I try to go to web site

I keep getting 404 messages when I try to go to web sites. I use LinuxMint 20. Constantly getting https://app.getresponse.com/error404.html and The page you're looking fo… (read more)

I keep getting 404 messages when I try to go to web sites. I use LinuxMint 20.

Constantly getting https://app.getresponse.com/error404.html and

The page you're looking for doesn't exist.

Here's what might have happened:

   you may have mistyped the URL
   the site was moved
   it was never here

Double-check the URL. Alternatively, go back. error404

So need help to get out of this GetResponse or something really aggravating. Loy Banks

Asked by Loy 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Mozilla PAYS Google

https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/consumer-products/mobile-apps/doj-lawsuit-accuses-google-of-search-monopoly/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=102720%20US… (read more)

Asked by Alp60 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox not launching (crashing) after update 82.0

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the foll… (read more)

We use Firefox as our company default and it has been running fine. This morning our devices started updating to version 82.0 and now it will not re-open. We get the following in event viewer:

Faulting application name: firefox.exe, version: 82.0.0.7592, time stamp: 0x5f8738dd Faulting module name: ntdll.dll, version: 10.0.18362.1049, time stamp: 0xb5beef21 Exception code: 0xc0000409 Fault offset: 0x00000000000a1170 Faulting process id: 0x504 Faulting application start time: 0x01d6a79d51cff95a Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe Faulting module path: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll Report Id: a6b172b9-a2b5-4bc0-a874-22a48b48aa06 Faulting package full name: Faulting package-relative application ID:

When trying to uninstall from Program and Features we get the following NSIS error (attached).

Asked by dirkvdm85 6 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox ESR on Devuan has resize problems

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I mu… (read more)

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I must reduce it to 80% to display as it did before). Other Linux distributions, for example, Linux Mint and openSUSE, do not have this problem (PaleMoon on the Devuan system does not have the problem).

The hardware is old: Intel 3rd Generation Core processor, 8 GB memory, SSD connected via USB 3.0.

The best solution might be to run both Firefox ESR and regular Firefox. I can download the latter, extract it, move the folder to the desktop, and double-click on "firefox" to start it, similar to how I run PaleMoon. Is there a way to avoid them using the same profile?

Asked by pccobbler 5 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Forbidden 403

When I try to access [https://www.surinenglish.com/] I got the following: Forbidden. You don't have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden … (read more)

When I try to access [https://www.surinenglish.com/] I got the following:

Forbidden. You don't have permission to access / on this server. Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request. It has worked fine on this system and this browser before and still works fine in Vivaldi. No changes in AV software and no improvement when all extensions disabled. What could be causing it in FF (latest stable, Win 10)?

Asked by rafikiphoto 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Pictorial security verify function not working since last Firefox upgrade

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login. Any suggestions? … (read more)

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Mee Too 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 hours ago