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Firefox won't open links in duckduckgo

Hello everyone, I'm an avid user of Firefox latest on Manjaro, up to date. Since yesterday, when I updated from Firefox 87.0-1 to 87.0-2, I have a strange bug using Duckd… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I'm an avid user of Firefox latest on Manjaro, up to date.

Since yesterday, when I updated from Firefox 87.0-1 to 87.0-2, I have a strange bug using DuckduckGo.

What happens ?

  • When on DuckduckGo result page, clicking a link won't open when using the "Open in another tab" setting
  • I will open the link if that setting is not used
  • I can open it in a new tab with the right-click menu, or by ctrl-clicking it.
  • When hovering above a link, the bottom-left tooltip does show up and the cursor does become a hand, suggesting the link should work. Alas, it doesn't.

What did I try ?

  • I did restart in "safe mode", with all addons disabled.
  • I did reset the cache.
  • I tried testing the same behavior on Google, and it did work as expected.
  • I tried DDG in another browser (Gnome Web/Epiphany), and it worked as expected.

I have yet to notice the same issue with any other website. Any Idea where I should report this minor, but annoying but ?

Thanks & Cheers, -- JAB

Asked by Jacques-Alexandre Bossu 2 days ago

Last reply by TerryN21 5 hours ago

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Restore all Firefox windows and tabs after closing

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Th… (read more)

Hello, I would like to close all Firefox windows (to free up RAM) and then be able to restore all windows with their tabs without leaving the session. Is it possible ? Thanks.

Firefox 87.0 Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Asked by Pierre 1 week ago

Answered by TerryN21 1 day ago

Saving to wrong location

deets: v87 via flatpak on debian(buster) No matter where I save a file the lastdir is always "/run/user/1000/doc/*some random folder name, that changes each time*". manu… (read more)

deets: v87 via flatpak on debian(buster)

No matter where I save a file the lastdir is always "/run/user/1000/doc/*some random folder name, that changes each time*".

manually changing browser.download.lastDir causes the next attempt to save to go to the desired folder, but a second attempt reverts to /run/user/1000/doc/abcd123.

Has anyone any idea whats going on?

Asked by buckmulligan26 1 week ago

Last reply by buckmulligan26 13 hours ago

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websites working on Chrome but not on Firefox

Hello everybody, There are more and more websites that have functions that no longer work with Firefox and force me to use Chromium instead. Do you if there is any chance… (read more)

Hello everybody,

There are more and more websites that have functions that no longer work with Firefox and force me to use Chromium instead. Do you if there is any chance that an upcoming release will put everything right?

Thank you in advance Virginie

Asked by Virginie 2 days ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 18 hours ago

google is not opening

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the receive… (read more)

An error occurred during a connection to www.google.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.


when trying to open google

Asked by abdullahmaziakz 21 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 19 hours ago

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Accidentally removed the bookmark star button from address bar- how do I get it back?

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button. Using F… (read more)

[[This old answer|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1219521]] describes on how to get it back .. though for me there is no "Add to Address Bar" button.

Using Firefox 78.9.0esr (64-bit) (Default firefox from debian bullseye)

Asked by alexander.schwinn 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

Change Amazon Search Engine Marketplace within Firefox

The default Amazon search that comes built-in with Firefox points to Amazon.com. Is there a way to search for other marketplaces, like amazon.com.au or amazon.sg ? … (read more)

The default Amazon search that comes built-in with Firefox points to Amazon.com. Is there a way to search for other marketplaces, like amazon.com.au or amazon.sg ?

Asked by spaceboy 1 day ago

Last reply by TerryN21 1 day ago

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found.

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found. https://vsx.mpchat.com/data/tmp/chat_161847892912.ogg This is a systematic problem with this browser… (read more)

Firefox ESR : video in supported format and MIME-type was not found. https://vsx.mpchat.com/data/tmp/chat_161847892912.ogg This is a systematic problem with this browser. In other browsers, this AUDIO is played without problems! Dan

Asked by logx9 1 day ago

"Security Error: Your session has been invalidated" https website doesn't load

Following website "https://www.hellobank.fr" is unreachable either in normal or private windows. There is another report but it is pretty old for now. https://support.mo… (read more)

Following website "https://www.hellobank.fr" is unreachable either in normal or private windows.

There is another report but it is pretty old for now. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1025002

So I just want to understand is there is anything new since this post or do I have to apply a more efficient solution that removing user.js I don't want to take the risk of spoiling up my setup.

Asked by Clément 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

which UserChrome.css command can use to change Menu font size? layout.css.devPixelsPerPx it is not enought

Hi i would like to know how i can change the font size of my Firefox Menu. i already change the size of the layout whit "layout.css.devPixelsPerPx" but it didn´t change t… (read more)

Hi i would like to know how i can change the font size of my Firefox Menu.

i already change the size of the layout whit "layout.css.devPixelsPerPx" but it didn´t change the font size of the tabs or the menu. i did some research and found the userCrome.css technique to change some fonts sizes. i already change the font size of the address bar, PopMenu and tabs. But when it comes to the Main Menu, and bookmarks the font still in the same size. i also try changing the fonts size on preferences but nothing has been working.

i guess there must be a simple command line to add in the userCrome.css file to fix this but i can find it.

if some of you can help me i will appreciate very much.

i am working on a linux machine. thank you very much

Asked by unocastillo 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

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Firefox hangs Ubuntu 20.04

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but … (read more)

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but no difference still hangs Ubuntu. Need help on this one Thank you

Asked by Lumaja 5 days ago

Answered by JustSecurity 4 days ago

firefox broken

This all started after last firefox upgrade/update a few weeks ago so installed gmail chrome which works fine. Even reistalled OS & then worked ok till firefox did it… (read more)

This all started after last firefox upgrade/update a few weeks ago so installed gmail chrome which works fine.

Even reistalled OS & then worked ok till firefox did it’s own updae.

I have deleted & reinstalled a couple of times but same problem.

I use Linux Ubuntu 20.04.2LTS on an older (+/- 5 year) HP Pro 3130 MT a 64 bit machine. Chuck

Asked by chuck598 3 days ago

Last reply by JustSecurity 2 days ago

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Sync is not working completely (logs included)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://cont… (read more)

I have reinstalled the OS on my lap top and after a successful login to my account I am unable to sync everything from the account. The logs can be found in: https://controlc.com/8afabe84

I have the same account set on two different devices (My desktop PC and my android phone, this device I am trying to sync is the third one) and both those device were synced long time ago.

I tried with another profile which I am using for my work related stuff, still no success. First I tried syncing on Ubuntu 20.10 and then installed on Ubuntu 20.04(currently) but it is without success.

I need to sync to this device the bookmarks, extensions, saved logins, etc... Currently I do not have my other PC to export this stuff, please help.

Some of the thing in the logs:

1618133031444 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: LockException: Could not acquire lock. Label: "service.js: login".(resource://services-sync/util.js:62:5) JS Stack trace: LockException@util.js:62:5 throwLockException@util.js:148:11 WrappedLock@util.js:162:15 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 login@service.js:1049:66 sync/<@service.js:1327:26 WrappedCatch@util.js:133:27 sync@service.js:1335:7


1618133047237 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/167262145/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047237 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection has timed out" nsresult: "0x804b000e (NS_ERROR_NET_TIMEOUT)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1618133047238 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1618133047238 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1618133047239 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1618133047241 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.js:1038:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.js:1038:15 1618133047242 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false.

Asked by Nikola Lozanovski 5 days ago

Answered by Nikola Lozanovski 3 days ago

Firefox loads pages very slowly on a fresh Ubuntu installation

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but sudden… (read more)

Hello, the problem with Firefox is that it loads the pages too slow, other browsers such as Chrome or Opera are working correctly. At first everything was fine but suddenly Firefox started to take forever to load the pages. I have completely uninstalled Firefox and installed it again but the problem persists. I thought it was a problem with some extension (I only use AdBlocker and HttpsEverywhere) but restarting it in safe mode the problem persists. I also have to mention that the Ubuntu installation is recent. What could be the problem?. I am using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS.

Asked by sergioaguero 3 days ago

JSZip doesn't work in firefox addon context

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything togethe… (read more)

I'm working on an addon to automate taking screenshots of lecture slides. I'm using a canvas object to capture and save the file blobs and JSZip to zip everything together and download. But JSZip keeps throuhing the `unsupported file type` error. Even though blobs are supported.

Here's the relevant code I'm using Github File

I've submitted an issue to the maintainer which has some more debugging info. The script in the addon_context has some very quantum behaviour and changes output every time I console.log Github Issue

I'm wondering if there might be a problem on my end, with the way I'm generating and processing the blobs. The same code works in chromium based browser, I'm confused as to what Firefox does differently. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by Jade Maveric 4 days ago

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FF profile choice problem on Linux Mint with Claws email

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles hav… (read more)

I have three FF profiles on my Linux Mint 19.3 system (work, not-work and one for e-tail). Somehow the problem only appeared after I added that last one. All profiles have the same syntax; I checked the files. Neither one is set to be the dominant one. Typically, I don't use more than one at a time.

I also use Claws mail. Whenever I get any mail with a link I want to check out, I just used to click on that link and it opened in a new tab in the FF browser profile that was currently open. Similarly, whenever I wanted to see the HTML version of a mail, I right-clicked on the html-icon and chose open. Again, it picked the open browser.

Now, though, whenever I pick either one of those options above, I get the "Choose User Profile" box. If I pick the profile that is currently open, I get an error telling me that it's already running.

Since I mostly read email when I use the no-work FF profile, I tried to add "firefox -P NotWork -no-remote --class NotWorkProfile" but that also resulted in the choose user profile box to open.

My current work-around is to copy the link and open it in a new tab, or pull the whole mail into the tab to see the HTML version. Quite annoying.

Is there any way to get it to ignore all other profiles but the currently open one? Thank you for anyone who has an idea. Let me know if there's anything else I may add to explain the situation.

[My apologies if this isn't the right forum; I'm also attempting to ask this question in the Linux Mint and Claws forums, if those exist.]

Asked by addicted2h 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

inability to sign into my hotmail/outlook through Firefox

Hi! Glad someone is here to help! Last week I was signed out of my Hotmail account. Which is now technically Outlook, but I still have a Hotmail email address. I did not … (read more)

Hi! Glad someone is here to help!

Last week I was signed out of my Hotmail account. Which is now technically Outlook, but I still have a Hotmail email address. I did not sign out. Just came home to discover that I was signed out. I found the main Outlook sign up page, which also had "sign in" on it, which I clicked.

The next thing that showed up was a mostly blank page with the Microsoft squares, my email address, and password filled in in the upper left corner of the page. Underneath it said "next" which I clicked, and nothing happened. I tried to chat with Microsoft about it, and in the end I downloaded Chrome, which instantly let me into my account. I truly don't want to use Chrome. But so far my ability to access my account via Firefox has not been successful. I would be so happy if anyone could help me understand what is gong on, and how to fix it. Thank for reading this!!!!!! ps I have Linux as my operating system. I had someone who knows Linux well come to help me, but he couldn't figure it out either.

Asked by vkrull 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Unable to change secondary email address.

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add… (read more)

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add the email address that I want. I get an error message saying that the email already exists. I note that in the Firefox account dialog the secondary email address is blank.

I did sign up for Firefox VPN using the email address that I'd like to use and so that's a possible reason. I just don't know how to fix it. Note; I'm no longer planning to use Firefox VPN. I wonder if perhaps there's a way to cancel/delete that account.

Yours Not the sharpest tool. (I feel like I'm not the sharpest fool.)

Asked by Not the sharpest tool 4 days ago