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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is SetupVPN Safe?

Hi - I see that SetupVPN is free. I'm not very technically oriented and wonder if it's safe and also how can it be free and still continue? I'm on a COVID budget, but I… (read more)

Hi - I see that SetupVPN is free. I'm not very technically oriented and wonder if it's safe and also how can it be free and still continue? I'm on a COVID budget, but I like free as long as it's safe. Does anyone have any info on this? Thanks very much for any help. Regards, George

Asked by 7640 8 months ago

Answered by Taimur Ahmad 8 months ago

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Transparent dropdown menus after upgrade to Firefox 90

I just upgraded from FF 89 to FF 90 (on Ubuntu) and the drop down menus (accessed on right-click) are now transparent. I have changed the theme, changed my desktop theme,… (read more)

I just upgraded from FF 89 to FF 90 (on Ubuntu) and the drop down menus (accessed on right-click) are now transparent. I have changed the theme, changed my desktop theme, started FF in troubleshoot mode, disabled acceceration in about:config, and it makes no difference, the menus are still transparent. This makes it difficult to use the browser.

Is this fixable or is it a bug in the latest release?

Asked by Psimonics 4 months ago

Answered by Psimonics 4 months ago

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Firefox ESR crashes at watching videos with "alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed"

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip) when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt inst… (read more)

hello, i have a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4GB and Raspberry Pi OS installed. (2020-05-27-raspios-buster-armhf.zip)

when i use the stock Firefox ESR (installed via sudo apt install firefox-esr) and watch videos (e.g. on Youtube, Vimeo, ...), Firefox does crash some times. according about:crashes, i already have submitted about 60 crash reports.

but watching the reports one thing is missing. when i open firefox from the console i can see some output, that is not appearing in the reports.

... firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 3366 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal... Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Failed to open curl lib from binary, use libcurl.so instead Firefox ESR crashes when playing videos on Raspberry Pi OS (Debian)

during watching videos in firefox there is more different output to see that seems to be harmless. but always and only this line is printed to console, just befor Firefox crashes: firefox-esr: /build/firefox-esr-RgOFaD/firefox-esr-68.11.0esr/media/libcubeb/src/cubeb_alsa.c:1255: alsa_stream_get_position: Assertion `delay >= 0' failed. so i assume this is the main reason, why Firefox crashes on my system.

any idea how i can get these issue fixed? at the moment when i want to watch videos reliable i am be forces to use the external VLC Player by copy the url to VLC - at least for Youtube videos. but i want to watch videos from other web pages as well and i prefer to watch videos in firefox directly.

Asked by beta-tester 1 year ago

Answered by beta-tester 11 months 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 1 year ago

Answered by teeny_weeny 11 months ago

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No compatible source was found for this media.

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee… (read more)

I upgraded SuSE leap 15.1 to 15.2 two days ago and still can't play videos or live streams on most of websites. Works only on youtube and rumble. On twich, netflix,odysee and several others is no go. With other web browsers is just a same, I tried Cromium and Opera I have and love Firefox 78.10.0, ffmpeg is installed , Leap is updated via Yast ... what is that I'm forgetting?

Thanks,

Asked by cmdr.glenel 6 months ago

Answered by cmdr.glenel 6 months ago

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Where does Firefox store SQLITE download history

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract. The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my download… (read more)

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract.

The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my downloaded files if it's not there.

BUT!!! In order to know the files aren't there, Firefox has to know where did I put them.

I searched the home folder but nothing named `download` is in the folder.

I asked a question for what should I do https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1312757 but doesn't get anything remotely useful.

Asked by palm22180 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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cbs.com getting error 113 after latest update?

Recently accessing shows on cbs.com fails with an error 113 that they can not show ads?? Have disabled adblocker on site before, but still get it. Even disabled the adblo… (read more)

Recently accessing shows on cbs.com fails with an error 113 that they can not show ads?? Have disabled adblocker on site before, but still get it. Even disabled the adblocker altogether and get the same thing. Tried all the things about clearing cookies and cache, but nothing fixes problem. Can copy link, and in Google Chrome I get an error 1106 the first time, but then do a refresh, and it works fine and plays show just fine. So, not sure why I'm getting the 113 error with firefox? Don't know if a recent upgrade to firefox changed something, or if something changed with cbs.com that it doesn't play the add. The ads on the google chrome where from boh.com, but tried adding that to whitelist, and still got the 113 error. But then even with adblocker completely disabled it did the same.

Asked by mikes5 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Flash player, Flash player for Linux and Firefox, Flash player not includeed in the new firefox

Firefox on the new browser does not support Flash player even though all I repeat all game sites use Flash player, I tried to play one of my favorites online games and gu… (read more)

Firefox on the new browser does not support Flash player even though all I repeat all game sites use Flash player, I tried to play one of my favorites online games and guess what it say that my browser Firefox has no support for Flash player in the general also YouTube will not play in Firefox because they use Flash player components, so turn Flash player on because there is millions no wait billions no wait trillions that use Firefox that love Flash player so please turn Flash player on please I and others want to play our online Flash player user games on Firefox. Thank you turn it back on

Asked by patrick ritter 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt

We have a new add-on of our own that we were trying to add to the Firefox browser. This add-on was tested locally and worked fine. However, upon trying to install the off… (read more)

We have a new add-on of our own that we were trying to add to the Firefox browser. This add-on was tested locally and worked fine. However, upon trying to install the official add-on to the browser, it is throwing the following error, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt".

The add-on in question is, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/searchgiggle-search/

Any suggestions to address this issue would be appreciated.

I also noticed another post or two about the same topic. As per those posts, the issue got resolved automatically after some time. Can I expect the same?

Asked by srik.kid2012 8 months ago

Answered by srik.kid2012 8 months ago

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Slow video playback on

Hello, I've got a laptop Dell XPS 9380 that comes with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 as Video Chipset. I run in under Fedora 33 with the distro provided package (as of now ve… (read more)

Hello,

I've got a laptop Dell XPS 9380 that comes with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 as Video Chipset. I run in under Fedora 33 with the distro provided package (as of now version 84). The playback on some videos is choppy, I have one picture on 10 I'd say.

How can I fix that, can you point me some solution ?

thanks

Asked by Baptiste (Perso) 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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localhost dns

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I … (read more)

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I have modified my local dns (/etc/hosts) file to include my site's url but firefox can't find it. Firefox manages to find the nginx greeting and it finds phpmyadmin which is used to manage my database, but it can't locate the wordpress web pages.

One might think I had a problem with my nginx server blocks, but that's not the case because google chrome finds the web pages with no problem.

FIrefox appears to reach out to the internet dns by default and ignore the localhost dns settings. So how do I change Firefox's default settings so that it can access websites on the same computer like Google Chrome does?

Asked by wrknight 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 months ago

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page and tab refresh when loading

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04 I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data i… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04

I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data is fresh, since Firefox just started, but WRONG !

This wastes lots of time, both in errors and manually restarting each of many tabs.

I need to find how to set Firefox to NOT use old data when it starts. I don't need to refresh every few minutes or hours,, JUST when starting.

HOW do I accomplish this ?!?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Where is my menu bar?

I had it set to always show my menu bar and this AM it is not there. I looked in preferences and couldn't find that option. What happened? I like to have that menu b… (read more)

I had it set to always show my menu bar and this AM it is not there. I looked in preferences and couldn't find that option. What happened? I like to have that menu bar up there so I don't have to constantly hit that 'alt' key to get it.

Asked by pdsimdars 8 months ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 8 months ago

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Keyboard shortcuts customisation

There are many third-party add-ons to customize keyboard shortcuts, but nothing official... Would it be possible to have the 'built-in' option to edit them? … (read more)

There are many third-party add-ons to customize keyboard shortcuts, but nothing official...

Would it be possible to have the 'built-in' option to edit them?

Asked by Number42 10 months ago

Last reply by Number42 10 months ago

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How to disable the Reload/Stop button animation?

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.… (read more)

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.

This is very distracting. How can the user disable this animation?

Help guides from 2017 say to change the following about:config prefs: browser.stopReloadAnimation.enabled toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled But these do not exist anymore.

Asked by Vuca 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 11 months ago

Answered by #367259 11 months ago

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Audio mp3 only saved as html although extension

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio downloa… (read more)

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio download. However trying to download an audio no matter what format I write in file always download only webpage as .html never as .mp3. Looking at sourcecode (image attached) I found a detail containing "chrome" in webpage. Later, I tried downloading with Chromium at it worked properly. Does anyone know how to download this from Firefox?

Thanks in advance for your help. P.D. I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0.

Asked by blazeditch 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 months ago

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Firefox 86 crashes in Debian Buster x86_64

After updating to Firefox 86 it always crashes at launch: ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14439 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue sign… (read more)

After updating to Firefox 86 it always crashes at launch:

ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 14439 ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...

And Crash Report dialog appears. This is the "Details" dialog content:

AdapterDeviceID: 0x0126 AdapterDriverVendor: mesa/i965 AdapterDriverVersion: 18.3.6.0 AdapterVendorID: 0x8086 AvailablePageFile: 0 AvailablePhysicalMemory: 127062016 AvailableSwapMemory: 4183494656 AvailableVirtualMemory: 2200952832 BuildID: 20210222142601 CrashTime: 1614250267 DesktopEnvironment: unknown EMCheckCompatibility: true FramePoisonBase: 9223372036600930304 FramePoisonSize: 4096 InstallTime: 1614249624 IsWayland: 0 IsWaylandDRM: 0 MozCrashReason: OOB Notes: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster)FP(D00-L1000-W00000000-T000) WR? WR- OMTP? OMTP- ProductID: {ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384} ProductName: Firefox ReleaseChannel: release SafeMode: 1 SecondsSinceLastCrash: 641 StartupCrash: 1 StartupTime: 1614250265 ThreadIdNameMapping: 14784:"IPC I/O Parent",14785:"Timer",14786:"Netlink Monitor",14787:"Socket Thread",14788:"Permission",14793:"JS Watchdog",14794:"JS Helper",14795:"JS Helper",14796:"JS Helper",14797:"JS Helper",14799:"Cache2 I/O",14800:"Cookie",14802:"DOM Worker",14803:"IPDL Background",14807:"BackgroundThreadPool #2",14808:"QuotaManager IO",14809:"IndexedDB #1",14811:"StreamTrans #5",14815:"StreamTrans #9",14817:"StreamTrans #11",14819:"StreamTrans #13",14821:"StreamTrans #15",14822:"Worker Launcher",14823:"SoftwareVsyncThread",14824:"Compositor", Throttleable: 1 TotalPageFile: 8249114624 TotalPhysicalMemory: 4046426112 UptimeTS: 1.8864044 Vendor: Mozilla Version: 86.0

Safe mode also crashes. Headless mode is the only way I found to make it not to crash.


Thanks in advance!!

Asked by ociu 9 months ago

Answered by ociu 9 months ago