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Deploying Firefox Enterprise on Linux

I use Firefox Enterprise on both Windows and macOS, this alone is the single reason why I gravitate towards Firefox the most, it might be even my main browser, I really d… (read more)

I use Firefox Enterprise on both Windows and macOS, this alone is the single reason why I gravitate towards Firefox the most, it might be even my main browser, I really don't know which is since I have at least 2 opened at any given time, normally 3 or 4. The best part of it is that I don't have to set it up, it's all done. I use Firefox Sync just in case I use Firefox somewhere else, like a phone or Linux, or to push a page to another device (really, it's pulling the history bc push has never worked) but I can live without it.

When I use Firefox on Linux though, it's a night and day experience, it feels like I have to setup Firefox from scratch even after logging into Firefox Sync, it's only synced selectively mostly cares about useless stuff or stuff that I wouldn't let the browser save, like passwords, partly (but very little) because of privacy but mostly because I use a ton of browsers, I can't micromanage each. I even disable all of this via policy and that's what I'm looking to do, find how to deploy policies on Linux clients. I assume is just a config file like the preference list on Macs, even if it's not automated it should be easy to make available centrally a pull it on demand and drop it in the right place with some script but I have to find how's it done first and what settings will there be supported, none of that available in the documentation of Firefox Enterprise.

Fedora Server 32 now comes with an easy GUI for 389 DS (not FreeIPA for some reason) and a deployment tool for desktops both as Cockpit modules, which is also the GUI used by Red Hat in a lot of their products, OpenShift for instance. I wonder if I could use this to deploy Firefox settings. It even connects to Active Directory out of the box, if it could only process Windows policies... anyway. Is there some obscure documentation, maybe in beta, that goes over any of this?

Thanks.

Asked by senseivita 1 hour ago

Getting "The PKCS #12 operation failed for unknown reasons" error when trying to add a certificate

I'm doing some testing regarding mutual SSL authentication, and when I try to add the .pfx certificate that I generated, I get "The PKCS #12 operation failed for unknown… (read more)

I'm doing some testing regarding mutual SSL authentication, and when I try to add the .pfx certificate that I generated, I get "The PKCS #12 operation failed for unknown reasons" as the error, and the certificate doesn't get added.

I tried this on another browser, and there was no problem regarding the usage of the certificate, so I can assure the certificate, its data, or the generation process was wrong.

I'm currently using Firefox 80.0.1 64-bit for Ubuntu.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by alfgochez 9 hours ago

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Charles Peek


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Asked by charlesapeek 17 hours ago

"Plugins will be installed shortly" but never actually install (Widevine + H264)

Hi, Problem as described in the title. I've read some similar questions and answers, but nothing ever helped. I already tried the following steps (none of them helped): -… (read more)

Hi,

Problem as described in the title. I've read some similar questions and answers, but nothing ever helped.

I already tried the following steps (none of them helped): - Checking for updates - Toggling DRM on/off - Uninstall Firefox completely (delete profiles, too and so on) - Changing some DRM or Plugin related config in about:config like media.peerconnection.video.h264 (and of course reverting it after that) - Looking for XHR requests when toggling DRM on/off or visting a site with DRM content. I couldn't figure out what I'm actually looking for, though... - Switching off Firewall/Antivirus or the TLS filtering (Eset) for a moment - Looking for suspicious requests in some router protocols or dashboards or whatever

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Volatilize 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Volatilize 1 day ago

problen with my web page and Lockwise

I have created a web page with a number of edit boxes - the last of which is for entering a password. There is no edit box for a username - (not required!). The Firefox L… (read more)

I have created a web page with a number of edit boxes - the last of which is for entering a password. There is no edit box for a username - (not required!). The Firefox Lockwise function is a bit too clever in that it sees the word 'Password' in the label for the last edit box and concludes (wrongly) that the preceding edit box is a username and prompts to select from a list of pre-saved usernames. I do not want to disable the Lockwise function globally. However I do want to prevent it from prompting for a username on my web page - not only for me but for everyone else viewing my web page. Is there something I can add to the HTML or php code which will fix the problem?

Asked by peter358 2 days ago

Last reply by peter358 1 day ago

Router Configuration page not shows grafically by Firefox browser

It is happening recently.... when I login in the //192.168.1.1 Huawai-Router then Firefox shows HTML-code instead of Router’s graphic page. If I use another browser all … (read more)

It is happening recently.... when I login in the //192.168.1.1 Huawai-Router then Firefox shows HTML-code instead of Router’s graphic page. If I use another browser all is normal and I can see router's configuration pages. I deleted all cookies but no results also. Thanks in advance for your support.

Asked by pp_sini 1 day ago

Speaking selected text no longer works in FF 80.0.1

In my last version of FF, my Mac was able to speak selected text in FF. Speaking text works in all other applications, but not in my updated FF 80.0.1. Although... if I… (read more)

In my last version of FF, my Mac was able to speak selected text in FF. Speaking text works in all other applications, but not in my updated FF 80.0.1. Although... if I select text on a FF page to speak, I can only hear the spoken FF text when I click over to another open application. When I click back to the FF page, speaking the text stops. If I click back to the other app like TextEdit... then my Apple Speech continues to read the text selected on the FF page. The only way to hear any selected text on a FF page, is to select the text, use my Apple speech command button and then click over to another open application, until the spoken text in FF is finished speaking. This is not convenient. This issue only started with FF 80.0.1.

How can this be fixed, so my Mac's speech commend will read selected text on a FF page? I use Apple Speech command to read back my longer posts I’m getting ready to post on a webpage to make sure it makes sense.

In short... I can no longer use Apple's speech command to read selected text on a FF 80.0.1 page. This only started happening in this new 80.0.1 Firefox.

Asked by RedKnight 2 weeks ago

Last reply by RedKnight 1 day ago

Prevent tabs from changing their title to attact attention

Websites are changing the title of their windows to attract attention to the tab bar. This is stressful and distracting and I would love a way to stop it. I uploaded a g… (read more)

Websites are changing the title of their windows to attract attention to the tab bar. This is stressful and distracting and I would love a way to stop it. I uploaded a gif to show what I mean.

Any help?

Asked by dimitzortzis 1 day ago

Media control keyboard shortcuts

I just started using Firefox on iMac (10.15.6), and the media control keyboard shortcuts are not working at all. I found information that space bar is to play and stop, … (read more)

I just started using Firefox on iMac (10.15.6), and the media control keyboard shortcuts are not working at all. I found information that space bar is to play and stop, and arrows for rewind and fast forward, but none of them works. The play/rewind/fast forward/ keys on iMac seem to work only on safari or Music App. Can someone tell me what may be the problem or what are the correct keyboard shortcuts in control video streaming?

Thank you.

Asked by makeymus 3 days ago

Last reply by makeymus 3 days ago

Publisher Blocked

I have windows 10 pro and after recent auto update I get an error saying that app is blocked. How do I fix. Tried to go to unblock publisher but win+X does not bring up … (read more)

I have windows 10 pro and after recent auto update I get an error saying that app is blocked. How do I fix. Tried to go to unblock publisher but win+X does not bring up the window everyone says. What do I do??????? I'v been using firefox for years and don't want to change to another broswer unless necessary. Thanks in advance. Charlie Justice

Asked by chaarlie.justice 1 day ago

I need to move the FF profile from a laptop to another but FF's been unresponsive for almost a week

I need to transfer my FF profile from a Sony to Lenovo. The hardest challenge should be moving from a Win 7 to a Win 10, but I'm not really worried about that. The huge p… (read more)

I need to transfer my FF profile from a Sony to Lenovo. The hardest challenge should be moving from a Win 7 to a Win 10, but I'm not really worried about that. The huge problem is that for almost a week FF stopped pushing web notifications of any sort of any of the platforms I've authorized. Important (?) note: randomly a couple days ago the notifications started working for no reason, I wasn't doing anything in specific, just working. I took screenshots to see if the debugging - runtime: about:debugging#/runtime/this-firefox#serviceworkers and saw changes here and there but nothing that could shed light as to why this happened. Example: if the notifications working were all running or stopped but saying fetching or not fetching.. there weren't coincidences that IO could find anyway. I shut down the laptop, the next day the notifications were gone again and have been gone ever since. I think yesterday or the day before I downloaded FF again and ran it, but I don't think that did anything. I didn't uninstall it, I wasn't sure if doing so could worsen the problem in such a way I wasn't gonna be able to open FF at all. I know nothing about computers, any suggestion would be appreciated. I don't dare to move nor transfer anything to the new laptop afraid to keep having the same problem or worse in there too, not to mention I'm not familiar with it so I might have an ever harder time finding a work-around that could make something that doesn't work, work. My doubt is: whatever it is that is causing this defect, if I transfer this profile to the new laptop, will it continue to happen in there as well? Is it possible it's something wrong within the profile itself and if so what can I do to transfer all this data to the new laptop? I really need his profile. Is there anything I can do to know where this problem is coming from? Am I causing the problem unwillingly, but most importantly, will this keep happening in the Lenovo? Is there any way to troubleshoot this specific issue to make sure wtv it is, won't be transferred within the profile to the new laptop so it won't fail in there as well? Please let me know if you need more information, any tips would be appreciated

Asked by intr0uble 3 weeks ago

Last reply by intr0uble 1 day ago

opening url in specified firefox profile from command line

Hi, is there a way how i can let firefox open a link in new tab from command line for specified profile? Ideally in a way in which it doesn't matter, whether firefox is a… (read more)

Hi,

is there a way how i can let firefox open a link in new tab from command line for specified profile? Ideally in a way in which it doesn't matter, whether firefox is already running or not

I know I can do something like: firefox --new-tab 'https://www.google.com' this works no matter whether firefox is already running (just add new tab) or it's not (open firefox and add tab)

But what I want to achieve is something like this: firefox -P myProfile --new-tab 'https://www.google.com where myProfile is existing profile.

This works unless firefox is running with that profile (opens new instance). But if it's already running i get the error message (Firefox is already running but it's not responding. To use firefox you must first close the existing firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile). I tried it with/without --no-remote options but it didn't help

I want this for a script that should open pages automatically but not in the default profile. And it should be able to work even if the profile is already running.

Thanks for any advice, Jaymes

Asked by jaymes.ramona81 2 days ago

Icon in Taskbar

I re-installed Firefox to begin using it as my main Web Browser and the icon in the taskbar is a white sheet of paper and I'd like the Fox icon. It took me a while to co… (read more)

I re-installed Firefox to begin using it as my main Web Browser and the icon in the taskbar is a white sheet of paper and I'd like the Fox icon. It took me a while to configure Firefox with all my imported bookmarks, etc. so I'd like to find a fix without deleting and re-installing the software. Was thinking/hoping the icon could be copied/placed in the root directory of the software?

Asked by David.Conway 3 days ago

Last reply by David.Conway 2 days ago

library initial focus

When going into a folder in the library and I sort by date, for example, it selects the first item and then sort, which means I'm now somewhere in the middle of the whole… (read more)

When going into a folder in the library and I sort by date, for example, it selects the first item and then sort, which means I'm now somewhere in the middle of the whole folder. I believe to have seen a config entry somewhere to get rid of this nonsense behavior, but can't seem to find it.

Anyone an idea?

Asked by Yinmin 2 days ago

Access change with new mesh WiFi system

Just changed to a mesh WiFi system [eero] with the same modem. Emails tend to come in without images downloaded and some websites [more than a few] won't load at all. Lin… (read more)

Just changed to a mesh WiFi system [eero] with the same modem. Emails tend to come in without images downloaded and some websites [more than a few] won't load at all. LinkedIn is an example. I can get there on Safari but FF is my preferred browser.

Can you help me please? Frustrating to have lots of 'speed' but nominal access.

Bill

Asked by Bill Canter 2 days ago

Video & Images blocked, must allow

I have recently started having all images & videos blocked on Twitter (states Load Video - Load Image) This occurs only in Firefox & WaterFox which I use 90% of t… (read more)

I have recently started having all images & videos blocked on Twitter (states Load Video - Load Image) This occurs only in Firefox & WaterFox which I use 90% of the time I checked on MicroSoft Edge & Chrome and the issue does not occur

I have checked the permission & I have the settings for Twitter set for Allow Audio & Video I have restarted with all add-ons disabled I have cleared the cache & cookies several times

Again, this just started this week and I cannot resolve the image problem

Thanks in Advance

Asked by offdutyfl 2 days ago

Keeping me logged in while cleaning everything out

Greetings, I would like to get straight to the point: I want to keep myself logged in on some sites while mantaining my settings. I want Firefox to delete my browsing his… (read more)

Greetings,

I would like to get straight to the point: I want to keep myself logged in on some sites while mantaining my settings. I want Firefox to delete my browsing history and delete all cookies and other techy stuff (apart from that what is needed in order to keep me logged in on sites like Microsoft or Learn Digital with Google) It is important for me to get my history deleted and to enjoy the feeling of launching a fresh web browser whenever I reopen my Firefox. However, looking for my phone just to log in onto certain services that use two step verification is quite annoying so I want to stay logged in there.

Have a nice day!

Asked by Peter 2 days ago

Persistent performance problems starting ~6 weeks ago

Hey there, I and my colleagues who use Linux have all started seeing massive performance decrease & tabs frequently reporting "a web page is slowing down your browser… (read more)

Hey there, I and my colleagues who use Linux have all started seeing massive performance decrease & tabs frequently reporting "a web page is slowing down your browser" issues starting around August 5 or 6 of this year. I started a complaint thread in my company slack about this on August 6, and unrelated to that, someone else started a similar thread on august 18.

At first I thought it was just me, or just some quirk of my linux distribution, or a pattern of using the software. But I actually switched Linux distros from Ubuntu to Arch to see if it would help (it didn't) and now that I've seen the behavior consistently across a whole bunch of different apps, I think it's a bug. It seems to affect heavier webapps like Quip and Slack, much more so than lighter webpages. Again, nothing was wrong before August of this year and now, depending on how I use my computer, I frequently get "a web page is slowing down your browser", cpus pegged to 100%, which ends up with me closing tabs/ sometimes restarting firefox multiple times per day.

Nobody on Chrome is complaining about similar issues.

I did run the profiler for a bit while such an issue was going on, and am happy to share it, although it has slightly-private information from one of our company slacks and I don't know if this forum is public.

Asked by lincolnq 2 days ago