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Disable overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to finish updating" <- This last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on Fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 3 years ago

Answered by Scribe 3 years ago

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PDF files are saved to temp folder before opened

When selecting "Open in Firefox" in the "What do you want to do with this file?" box or on about:preferences and then opening a PDF file on the web, instead of downloadin… (read more)

When selecting "Open in Firefox" in the "What do you want to do with this file?" box or on about:preferences and then opening a PDF file on the web, instead of downloading the file to RAM and opening it with its online address, Firefox downloads the PDF to /tmp/mozilla_${USER}0 and opens it from there. This also adds it to the download history. I have set the about:config flag browser.download.start_downloads_in_tmp_dir to true so the files I just open and don't want to permanently download don't clutter my $HOME/Hämtningar (downloads) folder. I tried to first prevent that by selecting the default action to do when tasked to open a PDF, but that didn't fix it, so I set the about:config flag. Unfortunately, setting the default action stopped Firefox from opening a PDF inline without downloading it and I cannot find any option along the lines of "Preview in Firefox" (as described in this support article ).

Asked by Christian 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Leave Firefox beta channel

Is there an easy way to downgrade back from the beta channel to stable? The downgrade protection feature seems to be a major blocker of just installing the latest stable … (read more)

Is there an easy way to downgrade back from the beta channel to stable? The downgrade protection feature seems to be a major blocker of just installing the latest stable version. Noticing high RAM usage on Firefox 100 and crashes which is making it hard to use for a daily web browser.

Asked by SurferJ 1 year ago

Last reply by SurferJ 1 year ago

tab crash on redirect to microsoft authentication

On all sites where I need to login with my work account I get a tab crash when the browser redirects to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ac4b0eb0-811e-4ab0-acca-8a870792… (read more)

On all sites where I need to login with my work account I get a tab crash when the browser redirects to https://login.microsoftonline.com/ac4b0eb0-811e-4ab0-acca-8a87079290dc/oauth2/v2.0/authorize?response_type=id_token&scope=user.read......

This is a recent failure (this week), that occured without any changes on my own account to Firefox developer version 121.0b2(64-bits)

I had to install google chrome to overcome this problem. Chrome has no issues with microsoft authentication.

Please solve as soon as possible, otherwise I will be switching to another browser.

Asked by chris vandert 3 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 months ago

Tab Grouping app replacement or work-around

I am trying to migrate from a very old version of Firefox (v. 55) to the current one, but there is an app that is more helpful to me that all the other features combined.… (read more)

I am trying to migrate from a very old version of Firefox (v. 55) to the current one, but there is an app that is more helpful to me that all the other features combined. That is the "Tab Grouping" app that will not run in any version of FF higher than v. 55.

In my work, which often includes a tremendous amount of research, I need to be able to quickly go from one group of tabs to another. If I had to open all these sites manually, that would take the better part of the day and frankly I don't have near the mental capacity to remember the tremendous number of tabs. I have had a couple replies (Thanks!) to this question sometime back, but unfortunately none were even close in performance.

So, can anyone direct me to an app that will allow very quick movement from different sets of windows/tab groups (please see screen shots below)? Is there anyway that I can get this app to work in Legacy mode? I have several other old apps that work perfectly well in this mode.

Asked by Wolfgang Rotbart 2 months ago

Last reply by Wolfgang 2 months ago

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Suggestion about "minimize memory usage" function

Recently i found that the memory usage can be very large when watching live-stream,tried many ways to fix but none of them was useful. Then i found the new function of "m… (read more)

Recently i found that the memory usage can be very large when watching live-stream,tried many ways to fix but none of them was useful. Then i found the new function of "minimize memory usage" button,it is useful,but not so convenient.Can you please add a new way to use this function? Like: set a number of memory usage(for example 256000KB),when reach this number trigger the "minimize memory usage".Then it will be like "auto minimize memory usage". Or,you can just set an UI button on the toolbar to trigger "minimize memory usage".

Please check my screenshot Pic1:It's the live-stream tab,memory usage 1800+MB Pic2:But it seems not so large in "about:performance"

Asked by 小宇 1 year ago

Last reply by 小宇 1 year ago

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Can't enrol into Two-Step Authentication

Good day, Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not bein… (read more)

Good day,

Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not being accepted. I tried multiple android apps of those codes and non of them work for me.

Because of that, I lost access to addons.mozilla.com account, because system doesn't let me in without 2step auth enabled.

Any chance I can use yubikey's intead of those auth apps? or anything else I can do?

Asked by Stas 2 years ago

Last reply by nzmusiclover2192 1 year ago

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DevEd update to 103.0b2 just made everything in the browser HUGE.

Win 10, Developer Edition 103.0b2 This update caused everything to increase in size. Tabs & toolbars are much bigger now. Toolbar and bookmarks toolbar used to fit i… (read more)

Win 10, Developer Edition 103.0b2

This update caused everything to increase in size. Tabs & toolbars are much bigger now. Toolbar and bookmarks toolbar used to fit in the window with no overflow, now both have a lot of items in overflow.

Sites that used to fit at 100% zoom now have to be reduced to 80% or 67% to fit on-screen.

Just wondering what could cause this behavior? Settings?

Note: Browser window is fully maximized and no other program on my Win10 box has this issue.

Asked by EmmEmm013 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

How to update browser.bookmarks.defaultLocation with JavaScript

The default location of the new bookmark is set in about:config,that is browser.bookmarks.defaultLocation. How can i change it with JavaScript in third-party extensions? … (read more)

The default location of the new bookmark is set in about:config,that is browser.bookmarks.defaultLocation. How can i change it with JavaScript in third-party extensions?

Asked by Jason 5 months ago

Last reply by Jason 5 months ago

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Mac OS Montery (and before): Firefox is freezing and then crashing whenever going full screen.

Hello, Currently running MacOS Montery but the problem was still occurring on previous versions. Whenever I use the green top left button to enter full-screen, the app … (read more)

Hello,

Currently running MacOS Montery but the problem was still occurring on previous versions.

Whenever I use the green top left button to enter full-screen, the app immediately freezes and either crashes or has to be manually force quit. There are no reports in about:crashes and I there has been no success with troubleshooting mode or switching versions of the Firefox application.

Machine Info: MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2019) Processor: 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 Memory: 16 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630 1536 MB

Any help towards a solution would be appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by Sam Wilson 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Secure Connection Failed on Firefox 98 (SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE)

Greetings. I can't open most sites I usually visit (even google.com) via my Firefox 98.0a1. This happens since today. All error codes are SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE. Trie… (read more)

Greetings. I can't open most sites I usually visit (even google.com) via my Firefox 98.0a1. This happens since today. All error codes are SEC_ERROR_LIBRARY_FAILURE.

Tried to:

  • Disable DNS-over-HTTPS.
  • Disable HTTP/3.
  • Disable proxy (never had it enabled anyway).
  • Disable sending info to Firefox developers.
  • Change settings of DNS-over-HTTPS.
  • Restart the browser (after each action).

Nothing helps me... But I still can visit some websites, but most common resources are not working for me. Please help me because I can't use Microsoft Edge without getting mentally ill. :/

Asked by Николай 2 years ago

Answered by Николай 2 years ago

Passwords on phone not showing up on laptop

Hello, I use the Firefox browser on my phone and laptop, and have Lockwise on my phone where all the passwords are stored. Until yesterday, all these passwords would alw… (read more)

Hello,

I use the Firefox browser on my phone and laptop, and have Lockwise on my phone where all the passwords are stored. Until yesterday, all these passwords would always appear in my Firefox browser stored passwords. Now, they only show up in Lockwise on my phone and do not show up in the phone or Laptop Firefox browser.

I have followed this guide: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/end-of-support-firefox-lockwise and am syncing passwords across devices, but this did not solve the problem.

Has anyone else encountered this and know how to fix it?

Thank you.

Asked by spampinatodesign 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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Firefox 100 and OWA Drag and Drop Problem

Hello, Before the release of Firefox 99, the drag and drop function of e-mail using OWA (Microsoft Outlook) stopped working. In the last version of 99, it started workin… (read more)

Hello,

Before the release of Firefox 99, the drag and drop function of e-mail using OWA (Microsoft Outlook) stopped working. In the last version of 99, it started working again (and I was very happy). My browser just updated to 100 and it stopped working again (and, of course, Firefox recommends not downgrading).

This is getting very frustrating, as I use Firefox at work and it is actually a lot of time wasted, going in and attaching files without drag and drop. I am on the verge of abandoning Firefox as my browser, since these features work in both Safari and Chrome. However, I do like the usability and security of Firefox, so I am hoping you can fix this very soon.

-Chris

Asked by cmartell 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Hotkeys for rotating between different screens when responsive design mode is on

Is there any way to rotate between different screen sizes option using shortcuts keymaps which appear during "responsive design mode" is on. I found extensions which resi… (read more)

Is there any way to rotate between different screen sizes option using shortcuts keymaps which appear during "responsive design mode" is on. I found extensions which resizes whole browser & they helps. but it also causes developer tool to resize along with browser which hinders me to see different css properties. so i am looking for a way to rotate only screens.

"Responsive Design mode" is what turns on when we press ctrl+shift+m.


I Love using firefox more than Chrome. This is my go to browser.

Asked by rajesh kumar chaurasiya 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Firefox crashing repeatedly

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists.… (read more)

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists. Surprisingly, it will consistently crash if I go to `about:support` (except in troubleshooting mode). Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Bilal Musani 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Firefox can't play youtube streams

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure … (read more)

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure what has changed. I found an article that says to install the optional update called "Windows Media Pack" in apps and features, but no app with that name exists. It was only a year old solution, so I'm unsure of what changed so significantly. I just installed another optional windows update, and also updated the browser, but still doesn't work.

Edition Windows 10 Home Version 21H2 Installed on ‎09-‎Jun-‎20 OS build 19044.1466 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Firefox: 97.0 (64-bit)

Asked by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

Answered by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

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Some videos on YouTube will not run !!

Some videos on YouTube wil not run - shows just that circling arrow ! I'm running a fully updated Windows 10 - F5 don't cure the problem Restart PV, router or modem… (read more)

Some videos on YouTube wil not run - shows just that circling arrow !

I'm running a fully updated Windows 10 - F5 don't cure the problem Restart PV, router or modem don't Reset FireFox work but only just after reset - if I try show the same vidoe again - same problem is back ! I have tried running is safe mode - no help ! I've tried to shut down AddBlocker - no help !

It's NOT all videos and not all videos from the same creator !

The problem started 4-5 days ago and is worsening !

What is there to do ?

Asked by keld.soerensens 1 year ago

Last reply by keld.soerensens 1 year ago

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Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the Microsoft desktop. Can you do anything about this????!!’ for ‘Firefox’

bold text Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the … (read more)

bold text Sorry! 0 results found for ‘I download & Install my LibreOffice 7.5 on FireFox then Microsoft steals it from you and puts my LibreOffice 7.5 on Bing on the Microsoft desktop. Can you do anything about this????!!’ for ‘Firefox’

Asked by jsmith25631 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Light/Dark mode issue persists

I've been having issues with the themes on the Firefox Browser. Almost all themes forces dark-mode on the browser. Since update 100 it no longer effects websites, but it … (read more)

I've been having issues with the themes on the Firefox Browser. Almost all themes forces dark-mode on the browser. Since update 100 it no longer effects websites, but it still affects the browser (menues etc) despite me having the settings locked on light-mode.

Asked by Mumrik 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago