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Firefox Lockwise doesn't show "Import from file" or "Import from another browser" options

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/… (read more)

Hi! I'm trying to import my passwords from Chrome and I can't because there isn't the option, like it is described in this tutorial. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

What can I do?

Asked by jjpv151088 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (read more)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scmarshall999 3 weeks ago

Answered by scmarshall999 1 day ago

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

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I can't print "selections only" on my Linux Mint 20. what can I do?

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution. I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that. Kernel: 5.4.0-… (read more)

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution.

I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that.

Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by Sergei Aleinikov 2 weeks ago

Answered by Sergei Aleinikov 3 days ago

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Right clicking a line is opening it in a new tab instead of showing me the normal context menu

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infur… (read more)

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infuriating and I can't find the answer on google. Does anyone have any solution? It breaks my workflow to the point where I am considering switching bowers. Have happily been using Firefox for 10 years without this problem. Reinstalling does nothing.

I think the real problem is that it opens the little context menu and then immediately clicks the first option. For example if I right-click a misspelled word it just fixes it automatically.

Asked by richard.lluttrell 5 days ago

Answered by richard.lluttrell 5 days ago

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Remove Sponsored Link From Address Bar History

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del d… (read more)

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del does not remove it. I understand Mozilla needs to get money somehow, but this is offensive. The link is for Ebay and it has the word sponsored next to it. Since the address bar drop down disappears when I hit any key, it is impossible to screenshot.

Asked by jake-firefox 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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New CSS styles not picked in Firefox.

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren'… (read more)

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren't displayed in the web page nor in the developer tools inspector.

They are visible in Chromium browser and dev tools.

I have cleared the cache and refreshed the page to no avail. It is only when I restart the browser that the new style rules take effect in the browser and show up in the dev tools.

Asked by mt3ch 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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'An unexpected error has occurred' when trying to access one site only

Hi Since yesterday morning I can't log into my energy provider, having entered Username and Password, I get 'An unexpected error has occurred' in the centre of the scree… (read more)

Hi Since yesterday morning I can't log into my energy provider, having entered Username and Password, I get 'An unexpected error has occurred' in the centre of the screen. I can access the site using a different account on the same DT, also from FF on my phone. I've deleted cache and all history several times, to no avail - which is a pain, setting it up again. Clearly something has changed, Any pointers please? Thanks.

Asked by comms 1 week ago

Answered by comms 1 week ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 5 months ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 4 months ago

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Pages not loading or processing data work fine with Chromium. Is Firefos faulty or being sidelined?

Using FF 80 on Linux I'm getting increasing difficulty with processing pages. At first I assumed senility-onset (user not browser) but recently got feedback from a bank h… (read more)

Using FF 80 on Linux I'm getting increasing difficulty with processing pages. At first I assumed senility-onset (user not browser) but recently got feedback from a bank help desk that 'unable to process page at this time' was a browser message, not a site message and he advised using Chrome. Hah! Anyway I tried Chromium and it worked perfectly. Often a similar problem with payPal (not always). What's going on?

In the 'olden days' when Firefox was a new kid on the block there used to be a facility to report web sites that would not work with Firefox. Is it time to resurrect this? Is web design now being taken over by Google rather than (in the 'olden days') Microsoft?

Asked by peejaymoz 1 week ago

Answered by peejaymoz 1 week ago

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Make "This time, search with:" option submit the search without pressing Shift

Firefox 83 changed how the search engine options work: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to… (read more)

Firefox 83 changed how the search engine options work: Selecting a search engine at the bottom of the search panel now enters search mode for that engine, allowing you to see suggestions (if available) for your search terms. The old behavior (immediately performing a search) is available with a shift-click.

I personally use the old behavior (submit immediately after clicking the option) much more often than I need to see the search suggestion. Is there an option to make the old behavior the default without pressing shift?

Thanks!

Asked by pellaeon 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Blocking Junk Mail

Dear Firefox: I recently updated the browser. When I block junk mail, it still comes back. Sometimes an email cannot be received, probably cookies? The old browser had a… (read more)

Dear Firefox:

I recently updated the browser.

When I block junk mail, it still comes back. Sometimes an email cannot be received, probably cookies?

The old browser had a blocked email list which could be viewed and unblocked. I cannot find this blocking list to view or an unblocking ability on the new browser. How does one manage blocked email?

Ray (:-)

Asked by raymond_j_markiewicz 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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CAC Stopped working after update to version 83

Following the update to version 83, my CAC reader stopped working and I am now unable to access DOD Outlook Web Access e-mail. The error message is: ERR_BAD_SSL_CLIENT_A… (read more)

Following the update to version 83, my CAC reader stopped working and I am now unable to access DOD Outlook Web Access e-mail. The error message is: ERR_BAD_SSL_CLIENT_AUTH_CERT.

This was working just moments before the upgrade. What other info can I provide to you to help you help me resolve this problem??

Thanks much.

David

Asked by david_dethlefsen 1 week ago

Answered by david_dethlefsen 1 week ago

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disposing of Outlook rubbish

Just before I got the message We've upgraded Firefox in the background, causing me to have to close and reopen Firefox, Firefox , which I use to get mail from Outlook ove… (read more)

Just before I got the message We've upgraded Firefox in the background, causing me to have to close and reopen Firefox, Firefox , which I use to get mail from Outlook over my objections, dumped into the folder I had open at the time a folder called 'Mail'. Its contents are a huge number of files with the extension js, 25Mb worth. I have put this in the trash. But before I knew it was there I backed up my files on a second laptop. There the folder and its contents do not respond to -- do not allow-- the command to put in trash. The file names are grey so that they cannot even be selected to trash them. How do I get rid of this stuff? If I don't get rid of it, I daren't back up the files of that computer onto mine because I'd get it all back. So there is some urgency to the question. Sample file listed: Mail - Robert Thomas - Outlook_files/profilephotopicker_without-react_0497945b6204f57b88e6.js

Asked by robert.thomas 1 week ago

Answered by robert.thomas 1 week ago

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Bookmarks

Bookmarks: this allows you to access all your favorite sites on all your synchronized devices Ok, but there is no way to bring (sync) my bookmarks from my desktop-linux … (read more)

Bookmarks: this allows you to access all your favorite sites on all your synchronized devices

 Ok, but there is no way to bring (sync) my bookmarks from my desktop-linux firefox to android TV firefox.
 I have made all the necessary steps and i got the syncing working.
 Also, i can not find any bookmark's area on my android TV firefox. Is any? 
Android TV firefox file name used:
org.mozilla.tv.firefox_4.5-32661921_minAPI22(armeabi-v7a,x86)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk
Linux ubuntu 20.04: firfox version  82.0.3 (64-bit) 
Thank you
Vasilios

Asked by billarhos 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 1 week ago

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"Firefox Color" extension cannot be imported

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file b… (read more)

Installed "Firefox Color" from Mozilla, selected a predefined theme, made some changes and saved it for backup. After refreshing Firefox, I tried opening this .xpi file but Firefox rejects it as being corrupt. I tried this process several times. What am I doing wrong?

Asked by ineuw 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media on WSHH

When I try to watch a video on WSHH, I get this error VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media. I have DuckDuckG… (read more)

When I try to watch a video on WSHH, I get this error VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media. I have DuckDuckGo Privacy Essencials installed, and I also have uBlock Origin installed. I disable both extensions but I still see the same error. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and my Firefox version is 77.0.1 (64-bit) canonical - 1.0

I attach the console log.

Asked by cunha-filipe 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago