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Bookmarks after FF upgrade in Linux Mint

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find t… (read more)

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find them? Was it all nuked in the upgrade?

Asked by johansenerik71 6 days ago

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Firefox 88 and 89 too slow

Starting from Firefox 88, and still in Firefox 89, the browser became exceedingly slow. Typing one line of text has a 4-5 seconds delay, and loading pages is even slower… (read more)

Starting from Firefox 88, and still in Firefox 89, the browser became exceedingly slow. Typing one line of text has a 4-5 seconds delay, and loading pages is even slower. I tried a new start, new user, refresh, etc., without success. Firefox 87 works fine on the same computer but 88 and 89 are annoyingly slow.

I run Firefox on Linux 4.19.0-16-amd64 with Debian 10, windowmanager Xfwm4, displaymanager lightdm

Any help?

M. Natiello

Asked by mario.natiello 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

firefox most anoying feature

Hi, Firefox update is so Microsoft-ish. Not only that it is forced on you (without any info) BUT it also deletes the last tab you tried to open. Why the last tab (the one… (read more)

Hi, Firefox update is so Microsoft-ish. Not only that it is forced on you (without any info) BUT it also deletes the last tab you tried to open. Why the last tab (the one in which restart button is open) is lost? WHY? it is a F*ck You message to all users.

case: -you click on link and instead of wished tab the restart tab is open -you restart the browser -there is no info of last tab tried to open

no way that this must work like this!!! if you after restart can reopen all other tabs you can reopen the tab that was used to force restart. thnx dj

Asked by jeges 5 days ago

tabs / tools / bookmarks bars oversized in FFX-89

Hello. Since the last update (89.0), there is an annoying behaviour. The menu bar has kept a normal height, but the tab bar and tools bar are oversized (both are almost t… (read more)

Hello. Since the last update (89.0), there is an annoying behaviour. The menu bar has kept a normal height, but the tab bar and tools bar are oversized (both are almost twice the normal size). The bookmarks items also are overgrown. Does anyone experience the same? Thanks in advance. hhall.

Asked by h.halleux 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Firefox cannot load websites just shows a white screen

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history… (read more)

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history, cache, etc. I have even reinstalled several times but it is only loads for 2-3 seconds and shows a white blank page and nothing else. I have gone through your tutorial of "Firefox can't load but other browsers can" but it is not helping. There is no problem of proxy either.

Edit Update : I need the Firefox-ESR installed as default. I downloaded new version Firefox-ESR=78.11.0esr from Firefox download page and it loads webpages. But the latest Firefox downloaded from apt is Firefox-ESR=78.10.0esr. I cannot update Firefox as new downloaded version has executable file name as 'firefox' but default has executable file as 'firefox-esr' in '/usr/lib'. I have two different versions of Firefox-ESR installed now because of the installation procedure given in Firefox install tutorial page. I am also not able to find the new version browser in 'x-www-browser' in 'update-alternatives' to set it as default. I want the Firefox installed with all features as default one. I think I have not installed new version of Firefox-ESR correctly. I just want to update Firefox but not to install another version of it. Thank you.

Asked by akshaypadti 5 days ago

Last reply by akshaypadti 4 days ago

Linux bookmarks with Proton (Firefox 89)

Hello, I have Firefox 89 installed on my PC with Linux (Pop_OS!). The new proton interface does not change the bookmarks. browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled is set on tr… (read more)

Hello,

I have Firefox 89 installed on my PC with Linux (Pop_OS!). The new proton interface does not change the bookmarks.

browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled is set on true.

Asked by mrphnixdev 4 days ago

Last reply by mrphnixdev 2 days ago

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How to stop Firefox from making bell sound upon search

I have been using the firefox web-browser, and often use the control-f (^F) key to search for a phrase on a given tab. This works well, but when I type something that isn… (read more)

I have been using the firefox web-browser, and often use the control-f (^F) key to search for a phrase on a given tab.

This works well, but when I type something that isn't on the page (or more likely, mis-type) it makes an annoying "digning" noise and turns red.

Is there any way to silence this behavior? Turning red is good enough for me, the digning is irritating. I'm using the Ubuntu version.

Thanks

Asked by some.other.identity 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

Firefox version 89 shows white screen when hardware acceleration enabled

My firefox shows an extremely white screen when hardware acceleration was enabled in FireFox. Previous versions are fine. Wonder is there is a bug with my Graphic card fo… (read more)

My firefox shows an extremely white screen when hardware acceleration was enabled in FireFox. Previous versions are fine. Wonder is there is a bug with my Graphic card for the Firefox Browser. No such issues with my Chrome though

my Nvidia (Running on Ubuntu) information are as follow:

$ nvidia-smi Mon Jun 21 12:45:09 2021 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.73.01 Driver Version: 460.73.01 CUDA Version: 11.2 | |-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC | | Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. | | | | MIG M. | |===============================+======================+======================| | 0 GeForce GTX 105... Off | 00000000:07:00.0 On | N/A | | 51% 42C P0 N/A / 75W | 837MiB / 4038MiB | 2% Default | | | | N/A | +-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Processes: | | GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory | | ID ID Usage | |=============================================================================| | 0 N/A N/A 1617 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 17MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2156 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 433MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2322 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 58MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2811 G ...AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files 49MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4773 G ...llation/ubuntu12_32/steam 59MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4799 G ./steamwebhelper 1MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4813 G ...token=4311133759306331922 158MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 37974 G /opt/zoom/zoom 14MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 38660 G ...oken=10730363946439158755 9MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 38788 G .../debug.log --shared-files 17MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 49739 G /usr/lib/firefox/firefox 1MiB | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Asked by kapsiaoloong 4 days ago

When go to history and click on forget site the saved password was cleaned

The feature "forget site" is commonly used for solve site caching problems, however this clean saved passwords too, but it is a problem for me. I'd like a configuration o… (read more)

The feature "forget site" is commonly used for solve site caching problems, however this clean saved passwords too, but it is a problem for me. I'd like a configuration option to avoid this.

Asked by Reinaldo Gil Lima de Carvalho 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

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My bank never recognizes my browser or my computer

My bank (cibc.com) has recently started randomly sending a code which hs to be entered to login. The problem is it happens to me every single logon, even if I logon, ent… (read more)

My bank (cibc.com) has recently started randomly sending a code which hs to be entered to login. The problem is it happens to me every single logon, even if I logon, enter the sent code, logoff then immediately logon on again. I have disabled tracking protection for the site ( the shield icon) but no change. I only use ublock origin and have disabled it for my banking site. But there is no change. Every logon the bank insists on sending a code to allow a logon.

I am at my wits end and about to start using Chrome to see if that works.

Asked by mccfrank 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

How to keep profiles on the same account separate

I'm trying to setup different profiles for simultaneous use (Work, Personal, Study, etc) on the same Firefox Account since I want to take advantage of the sync feature fo… (read more)

I'm trying to setup different profiles for simultaneous use (Work, Personal, Study, etc) on the same Firefox Account since I want to take advantage of the sync feature for Linux/Windows dual boot.

But I am having an issue where opening a different profile where one is already open 'bleeds', or merges, their bookmarks and themes (and probably other stuff but those are the immediately visible). The bookmarks I save in one appear in the other

I read these related issues:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184891 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1262935

and added the -no-remote flag, and indeed I get a dialogue screen to select the profile I want, but this merge keeps happening and I don't know why.

The console command I use to launch firefox is

nohup firefox -no-remote > /dev/null 2>&1 &1>/dev/null &'

and all my profile directories are located in: root directory: `/home/user/.cache/mozilla/firefox/` local directory: `/home/user/.mozilla/firefox/` in different directories with their own names.

What I am looking for, is being able to open different instances of the browser with different profiles simultaneously, and each of them having their own bookmarks/history/etc, while also syncing those so when I change the boot to Windows.

I am trying this on Linux (Lubuntu) Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by agustinmarcelodominguez 3 days ago

Last reply by agustinmarcelodominguez 3 days ago

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How to unblock facebook comments plugin on FF 89?

Some websites have this text box under their articles to write a comment and post it on Facebook (see the screenshot). But for that to happen, first you must login to you… (read more)

Some websites have this text box under their articles to write a comment and post it on Facebook (see the screenshot). But for that to happen, first you must login to your Facebook account. The problem is that when I click the button "login to post", nothing happens - as if I didn't click it at all. I suspect the reason for that are the integrated anti-tracking options in Firefox 89. So the question is: how do I get this plugin to work in Firefox 89?

P.S. Until a month ago I was temporarily using Chromium as default browser and there the FB plugin had no issues. Chromium has no anti-tracking options which is why I think this function in Firefox is the reason for the FB plugin not to work.

Asked by rado84 3 days ago

Answered by rado84 2 days ago

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Permission popup won't go away

I connect to Zoom (or any other site that wants permission to use my mic, my camera, my files) and a permission popup appears - Site xyz wants to use abc, Deny/Allow (but… (read more)

I connect to Zoom (or any other site that wants permission to use my mic, my camera, my files) and a permission popup appears - Site xyz wants to use abc, Deny/Allow (buttons) and a ckbox remember this. I click remember and click Allow - nothing, popup still there - click clickclick @$!#! CLICK! nothing. OK, Deny, click - nope, don't remember Allow nope. And here I sit with 10% of my screen with this permission popup that won't go away. FF 88.0.1, FC32, Lenovo laptop

Asked by cal.lidderdale 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Firefox Home Content preferences resetting themselves

Hi, I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like t… (read more)

Hi,

I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like to have a clean homepage with just the web search bar waiting in the middle of the screen.

Within the last few days, those specific preferences have turned themselves back on. What's really frustrating is that when I turn them back off, they persist for a short while, but then turn themselves back on again, often all of them at once, but sometimes a subset!

I've gone as far as deleting my profile and starting afresh, but the problem reoccurs.

I'm at a loss with where to go from here or how to diagnose it further and would appreciate any advice!

Thanks, Phil

Asked by Phil 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

syncing bookmarks betwen two devices

Laptop 1 has bookmark //a.html Laptop 2 has bookmark //b.html Both devices log in with bookmark sync turned on. Q1. Do both devices now have bookmarks a and b? Q2. Laptop… (read more)

Laptop 1 has bookmark //a.html Laptop 2 has bookmark //b.html Both devices log in with bookmark sync turned on.

Q1. Do both devices now have bookmarks a and b?

Q2. Laptop 1 deletes bookmark a. Does that delete bookmark a from device 2?

Q3. Laptop 1 adds //c.html. Does that add c to device 2?

It would be very nice if mozilla would officially explain what happens when bookmarks are synced. Just saying that they are synchronized does not explain what happens. Synchronization can be accomplished in multiple ways.

Asked by dblake22 2 days ago

Version 89: I need to remove "minimize, maximize, close" buttons when Firefox is maximized

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04, with Firefox Version 89.0.1 I like my window control buttons to the left, and I prefer them on the top bar. In Version 89.0.1, I'm now stuck with… (read more)

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04, with Firefox Version 89.0.1

I like my window control buttons to the left, and I prefer them on the top bar. In Version 89.0.1, I'm now stuck with two sets of window control buttons.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/906698

So that was asked 9 years ago, and I tried adding those lines to my userChrome.css in the chrome folder of my profile directory. Sadly, that solution no longer works in Version 89.

See the attached image for my userChrome.css file, and how ridiculous it looks with two sets of window controls.

Please help me remove the minimize, maximize and close buttons when I maximize my firefox window.

Asked by hansioux1 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago