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Firefox Kiosk does not appear when I log in but does when I start it manually from the GNOME x-terminal

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I… (read more)

I have Ubuntu 22.04 (on a Dell Optiplex 3000) with a minimal installation. I downloaded Firefox 125, removed the SNAP Firefox and installed this Firefox with no issue. I can run "firefox --kiosk" and Firefox runs in kiosk mode with no issue.

I have made some changes in the "about:config" part of Firefox. I have also made some changes to the Ubuntu keyboard shortcut list. There is only one user created on this system and I have configured Ubuntu to login this user automatically upon reboot.

However, if I setup Firefox --kiosk to start automatically (I use the gnome-session-properties application to achieve this) and then reboot, Firefox does run, but it does not appear on the screen. If I enter the "switch windows" keyboard shortcut (ALT-TAB), the Firefox kiosk appears.

So, is this something I can fix by changing the Firefox configuration, or is it an Ubuntu configuration change. If so, can anyone tell me what I should do, or have an idea how to debug this?

Asked by srednausab 2 months ago

SIGN_IN ID

My sign-in ID is aaaan email that has been cancelled. As long as they don't asl me to retrieve any codes oranything it works of course. If anything is sent to that email … (read more)

My sign-in ID is aaaan email that has been cancelled. As long as they don't asl me to retrieve any codes oranything it works of course. If anything is sent to that email I can not retrieve it. Usually kepping me out of Fire fox. I need to see if amyonr know how to change your sign-in ID>

Thanks Paul

Asked by Paul Ellis 2 months ago

Firefox automatically redownloads old file

I was trying to download ledger live from an official site when I noticed Firefox had twice tried and failed to download an old version of the tor browser I downloaded a … (read more)

I was trying to download ledger live from an official site when I noticed Firefox had twice tried and failed to download an old version of the tor browser I downloaded a long time ago.

A few hours before this happened my pc froze for a minute.

I'm not sure if I have malware on my device or if this is Firefox acting up. My antivirus scan shows nothing.

Asked by Izidor Kamenečki 2 weeks ago

Combining 2 Firefox accounts

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replac… (read more)

I have accidentally end up with two FireFox accounts. I want to combine them, but I can't change either account to the other one because FireFox tells me that the replacement email/account is already in use. How do I get around this?

Asked by RJL_web1 2 months ago

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Rar files automatically failing the download

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times. … (read more)

Whenever I try to download a rar file, like a game from itch.io,0 it automatically fails and doesn't download even after retrying multiple times.

Asked by Jon Cape 8 months ago

Answered by Jon Cape 7 months ago

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Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible

I am having trouble to open firefox browser for ubuntu 20.04(focal). I have also delete mozilla folder from cache and then reinstalled again. I have tried to rename pro… (read more)

I am having trouble to open firefox browser for ubuntu 20.04(focal). I have also delete mozilla folder from cache and then reinstalled again. I have tried to rename profileini file. Finally I have uninstall and install using terminal by "sudo apt install firefox" but still I am getting this error "Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible".

How to resolve this.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by ms.sona.12 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox downgrades itself automatically every night

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines. I can only get… (read more)

At some point every night, my Firefox (and only Firefox) reverts to version 111 from the latest version. This happens on 2 different Windows 11 machines.

I can only get Firefox to run again by running from command prompt with "-allow-downgrade" option and then updating again.

I usually don't notice until I launch Firefox the following morning and it gives me a message that the profile was created with an older version and to exit or create a new profile.

I've had Firefox open and then it reverts and it gives me a XULRunner error about the profile being used by an older version.

I don't have any special backup or restore software running and the physical files in my Firefox folder in c:\program files\mozilla firefox are being physically pushed to a prior version dated 3/21/2023.

On both machines, I've completely uninstalled and reinstalled and it's good for a day and then reverts.

No log entries for the reversion can be found. It's just back to a prior version.

I've never come across anything like this before and have scanned for any malware or other issue, but haven't found anything.

Asked by Splutt 1 year ago

Answered by Splutt 1 year ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Installation issue on Win 10

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation do… (read more)

I have downloaded and installed Mozilla Firefox on a new computer through the Edge browser both from the Mozilla site and through the Microsoft store. The installation downloads and installs as it should. Firefox has been selected as the default browser and everything appears as it should. When I open Firefox and type in an address, nothing populates. No site will open on the screen. When I open settings in Firefox, nothing opens. When I open history, it shows that I have been to the sites that I have loaded even though they haven't shown on the browser. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it with the same result. I have downloaded Opera browser and it installs correctly, I have downloaded and installed Firefox from Opera and had the same result. Any ideas?

Thanks, John

Asked by bilbobagins22 1 year ago

Answered by bilbobagins22 1 year ago

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Multiple questions on profile backups

I will be moving all of my data to a new laptop and want to know if I need to have both my personal Firefox profile and the "default-release" profile backed up. The "defa… (read more)

I will be moving all of my data to a new laptop and want to know if I need to have both my personal Firefox profile and the "default-release" profile backed up. The "default" one is over 3GB and has over 20k files in it, and my personal one is only 113 MB with 1300 files — and my thumb drive needs all the extra space it can get. (Why would the "default-release" profile be so much larger than my personal one?)

The old laptop runs on Windows and the new one will have the Linux OS. Will that make a difference in using a backed up Firefox profile? I mean, will the data still work in the new OS?

Asked by pad804 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

firefox deb package weird text

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers a… (read more)

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers are not displayed correctly.

The left image shows snap package install and the right image deb package.

Ubuntu 23.10 Firefox beta

Asked by geht euch n scheiss an 3 months ago

Last reply by geht euch n scheiss an 3 months ago

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Can't import passwords from csv file

Hey all , i made backup via "export passwords" via password tab and i came back to my pc to and tried to import via csv file but when i pick my csv file nothing happens ,… (read more)

Hey all , i made backup via "export passwords" via password tab and i came back to my pc to and tried to import via csv file but when i pick my csv file nothing happens , any ideas ?

Asked by Aiakos 1 year ago

Answered by Aiakos 1 year ago

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Install Firefox on Windows 11

I can't figure out how to install Firefox on Windows 11. Their link gets me to APPS in Setting but from there I'm lost. I can't find in APPS where to allow for apps fro… (read more)

I can't figure out how to install Firefox on Windows 11. Their link gets me to APPS in Setting but from there I'm lost. I can't find in APPS where to allow for apps from third parties. I think MS does this on purpose.

Asked by nansandomeng 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

Turn off the Update prompt

I had the situation maybe a year ago. I use the Firefox profile manager. I just updated to 127.02, and now not I'm getting this because for whatever reason, since the u… (read more)

I had the situation maybe a year ago. I use the Firefox profile manager.

I just updated to 127.02, and now not I'm getting this because for whatever reason, since the update, I am somehow on the beta channel, but only with this profile. I just opened two other profiles, and neither is on the beta channel, although i don't know what "Firefox is being updated by another instance" means.

I don't know if it's just a coincidence, but I'm also just noticing that a number of my addons settings have reverted to default.

Asked by noel_envode 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago