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Power management

Firefox doesn't work with power management. It essentially turns the screen off and then sends the laptop to sleep when watching videos (in full screen). I have tried to … (read more)

Firefox doesn't work with power management. It essentially turns the screen off and then sends the laptop to sleep when watching videos (in full screen). I have tried to disable hardware acceleration, but it didn't fix my problem. I am on 124.0.1 version - flatpack version on fedora, as the actual fedora version from "discover" app center cannot play videos at all. I am running on fedora 39, kde plasma, wayland.

Asked by danu.tihonov 2 months ago

Last reply by danu.tihonov 2 months ago

The "Triage Manager" for Mozilla Refuses to assign anyone to a seven year old open problem

I need to go over the head of the Mozilla Triage manager who has left https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1406865 open without a resolution for **seven years**. … (read more)

I need to go over the head of the Mozilla Triage manager who has left https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1406865 open without a resolution for **seven years**. How do I do that? This is a bug reported in Firefox 57 and **still** not fixed in Firefox 125. I cannot find any support category anywhere in the Mozilla website that covers appealing a decision by one of their employees. The last comment from this uncooperative indivisual is "But given we support it on macOS and Windows yeah, it seems not very objectionable." Who is this **clerk** to override the fact that a number of customers very much find this "objectionable". I cannot find anything on https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/contact/ that addresses this issue. I cannot find even a surface mail address for Mozilla. For example my complaint has nothing to do with any of the following:

   I’m having problems with using Firefox
   I want to donate to Mozilla
   I have questions about using Mozilla’s trademarks
   I’d like to report misuse of a Mozilla trademark
   I want to hold an event in a Mozilla space
   I want Mozilla to sponsor my event
   I’d like permission to use a Mozilla logo
   I’m interested in Pocket’s sponsored content on Firefox
   I’m a member of the Press and have a question for Mozilla

Yes I am having a problem with Firefox, but the clerk responsible has, through sitting on this issue for **seven years**, basically told the entire community that he doesn't give a reservoir.

In particular I feel this unacceptable behaviour should be brought to the attention of senior management, but there are no contacts for anybody in senior management.

Asked by jamescobban 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 1 month ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 8 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 8 months ago

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Many sites wont load i firefox, some kill the browser entirely

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser. I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I … (read more)

Summary: Firefox fails to load many sites, and some will kill the entire browser.

I recently updated from Ubuntu 22.10 to 23.04, which included an upgrade to Firefox. I originally had trouble with tab/window dragging operations causing the entire desktop to crash.

Removing the snap and installing from the Firefox maintained PPA fixed this issue, but a number of others remain. (Detail on this part over here on the ubuntu forums if interested)

Now many google sites simply show the loading error for ever and never recover. Some URLS can kill the browser completely. For example, this one from the Mozilla website: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/websites-show-spinning-wheel-never-finish-load The error message is attached.

I am happy to perform more tests and provide more diagnostic if it will help. That same URL works fine from the chromium browser on the same desktop systems,as does every other site I've had issues with.

System details: Ubuntu 23.04 64 bit Firefox 113.0.2 Intel_R_ Client Systems NUC7i7BNH (Intel® Core™ i7-7567U) Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 650 (Kaby Lake GT3e) (KBL GT3) Gnome 44.0 Wayland WS

Asked by jmtocher 1 year ago

Last reply by jmtocher 1 year ago

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Firefox Opens to Blank Page

I am running Firefox-112.0(64bit) on Debian Bullseye. When I pend Firefox I am presented with a blank page rather that my normal sign in page. Opening a terminal window … (read more)

I am running Firefox-112.0(64bit) on Debian Bullseye. When I pend Firefox I am presented with a blank page rather that my normal sign in page.

Opening a terminal window and starting Firefox with /opt/firefox/firefox generates the following errors:

comp@AbNormal:~$ /opt/firefox/firefox [GFX1-]: glxtest: VA-API test failed: no supported VAAPI profile found. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. [ERROR glean_core] Error setting metrics feature config: Json(Error("EOF while parsing a value", line: 1, column: 0))

If I enter a URL the page opens and is usable.

How can this problem be fixed?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by smolnar 1 year ago

Last reply by latest fashion 9 months ago

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Cannot successfully connect with all accounts - get blank page.

My Wife and I are both 75 years old and have huge problems coping with modern computer technology. We have 3 computers with Ubuntu and Firefox. We find that we are able t… (read more)

My Wife and I are both 75 years old and have huge problems coping with modern computer technology. We have 3 computers with Ubuntu and Firefox. We find that we are able to successfully connect with most of our accounts. With some accounts like Royal Bank, Nextdoor, Koodo, TD Bank, Canadian Government we get in but only get a blank page and cannot go further. Accounts have told us the problem is Firefox and that we need to change to either Chrome or Edge. We have been with Ubuntu and Firefox since 2006, love both and do not want to change.

Asked by krssnda 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox crashing repeatedly

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists.… (read more)

Firefox seems to crash repeatedly and generates no crash reports, just freezes up my pc. It works in troubleshooting mode but even after refreshing, the problem persists. Surprisingly, it will consistently crash if I go to `about:support` (except in troubleshooting mode). Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by Bilal Musani 9 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 8 months ago

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YouTube no longer always to play video resolution above 360p in FireFox anymore.

Why does FireFox not allow me to play videos in Youtube above the resolution 360p. Since now FireFox won't allow me to play YouTube videos from 720p or 1080p anymore. Whi… (read more)

Why does FireFox not allow me to play videos in Youtube above the resolution 360p. Since now FireFox won't allow me to play YouTube videos from 720p or 1080p anymore. While other browser's allow me to play above 360p up to 4K resolution. What is going on with FireFox this never happen before until the upgrade of FireFox in Manajaro ARM.

Asked by ltheocha 8 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 8 months ago

Firefox session memory was lost in the old version

Currently, I use Firefox version: 116.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS. I encountered a phenomenon like this: When I logged in to the application, in the tab I was workin… (read more)

Currently, I use Firefox version: 116.0.2 on Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS.

I encountered a phenomenon like this:

  • When I logged in to the application, in the tab I was working on, the Firefox session memory was lost (don't open new tabs)

What is the cause of this phenomenon? How can I fix it?

Asked by HIEN LE THI THUY 2 months ago

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Firefox can't download file to mounted ntfs device. Instead it creates thousands of empty files

Hello. Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thous… (read more)

Hello.

Lately i found strange bug in FF 119.0 (ppa - deb, not snap version), ubuntu 23.10 I can't download any file to mounted ntfs volume. Firefox instead creates thousands of empty files. Once it was 10001 or 10003 other time it was 20000 of files. I tried private-window, no change. I have removed all add-ons - no change.

For example i was trying to download https://fedorapeople.org/groups/virt/virtio-win/direct-downloads/stable-virtio/virtio-win.iso and i ended with (only few last lines):

-rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9989.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9990.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9991.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9992.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9993.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9994.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9995.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9996.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9997.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9998.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-999.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-99.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest-9.exe -rwxrwxrwx 1 root root 0 2023-10-27 22:23 spice-guest-tools-latest.exe

I can download the same source files to the same location with other browsers without problems. Thank You for Your help!

Asked by Mar Brz 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

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firefox browser cannot open folder selection

I'm using firefox 119.0.1 Version on a Steam deck(SteamOS) and installed using the Discover app when in browser i cannot click on the "Open the file browser" icon that a… (read more)

I'm using firefox 119.0.1 Version on a Steam deck(SteamOS) and installed using the Discover app

when in browser i cannot click on the "Open the file browser" icon that appears on websites. Also i cannot open the Downloads folder within the Menu bar from firefox I tried entering into safe-mode and still couldn't open I also tried using another User Profile under "Right click Firefox -> firefox profile manager" to try to see if it was something from my user profile that was causing the issue but i also couldnt open in another profile.

I also tried on a different browser to see if it was my device problem but i could open it. i tried on Brave and Chrome and it worked.

i dont know what to do, this was working normally last week and now it doesnt work, Even in another profile with no configuration done no extension and not logged in the "Open file" button doesnt work

Asked by wolmaner00 7 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 7 months ago

firefox deb package weird text

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers a… (read more)

I've followed this tutorial on howto install firefox as deb via apt. After successfull installation the menu font looks really wierd. It looks stretched and the numbers are not displayed correctly.

The left image shows snap package install and the right image deb package.

Ubuntu 23.10 Firefox beta

Asked by geht euch n scheiss an 2 months ago

Last reply by geht euch n scheiss an 2 months ago

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Firefox using two fonts for Arabic text

In a simple HTML file containing an Arabic / Urdu / Persian phrase: "با نشئہ درویشی در ساز و دمادم زن", Firefox in Linux (Ubuntu, to be more precise) uses the default fon… (read more)

In a simple HTML file containing an Arabic / Urdu / Persian phrase: "با نشئہ درویشی در ساز و دمادم زن", Firefox in Linux (Ubuntu, to be more precise) uses the default font (DejaVu Sans) for the whole phrase except for one character (UNICODE: 6C1). Font used for this character is Noto Sans Arabic UI. So the text looks broken due to different fonts.

Please have a look at the attached screenshots for better understanding.

I've tried to search but could not find how exactly Firefox resolves preferences in Font Settings and CSS "font-family" preference to local fonts in Linux. Does this have to do something with "fontconfig"?

How can I make Firefox use only the default font for the whole phrase?

Asked by Irfan Latif 1 year ago

Last reply by Irfan Latif 1 year ago

Change file browser Firefox uses for displaying downloads

I'm using Kubuntu which uses the Dolphin file manager as default. When I download a file and use the download status icon at top right to check on a downloaded file "Show… (read more)

I'm using Kubuntu which uses the Dolphin file manager as default. When I download a file and use the download status icon at top right to check on a downloaded file "Show in folder" it comes up in Thunar.

A minor thing and it is not stopping me from doing the intended action, but the change throws me even so given I rarely use Thunar. I'm not sure it even gets installed with Kubuntu, but it has some special tools Dolphin does not have so I put it on my machine.

Any way to make Firefox show the location of the downloaded file using Dolphin? Didn't find anything where I looked using about:config

Asked by tudza 3 months ago

Last reply by tudza 3 months ago

Many major websites play video frames out of sequence.

The video from most websites plays out of sequence. It appears that approximately every one second plays its frames in reverse order. This occurs with most video streamin… (read more)

The video from most websites plays out of sequence. It appears that approximately every one second plays its frames in reverse order. This occurs with most video streaming services and major sites. For example, all Amazon, Sam's Club, Walmart and other website product videos. Occasionally, Amazon product videos just say not compatible. However, YouTube videos with very rare excepts play fine in Firefox. Those problem sites play the videos fine under Edge for Linux. But, I would much rather use Firefox. I'm sure this a codec related issue. Possibly related to the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 video card in this computer running openSUSE 15.5. But after much searching, I'm at a loss on how to resolve the problem.

Asked by jerome24 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Downloading files from chat in Meta Messenger

Lately, when I try to download different files like .docx, .pptx, etc., Firefox always downloads files with a .pdf extension. I tried it in a different browser, and the p… (read more)

Lately, when I try to download different files like .docx, .pptx, etc., Firefox always downloads files with a .pdf extension. I tried it in a different browser, and the problem does not occur there. Of course, the files are the same in binary terms, so when I change the extension, everything is fine, but it is annoying. What is wrong?

Firefox version 124.0.2-1 latest/stable OS: Ubuntu 23.10 Kernel: Linux 6.5.0-26-generic

Asked by Krystian Madej 2 months ago

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Cannot find "share" function for sharing tabs/webpages/urls

I'm having a problem sharing websites with others via, for instance, Signal. Telegram, WhatsApp or a social medium. There used to be a share button in the toolbar, but th… (read more)

I'm having a problem sharing websites with others via, for instance, Signal. Telegram, WhatsApp or a social medium. There used to be a share button in the toolbar, but this I cannot find anymore. At some time there were also the three dots in the address bar that dropped down a menu for the page, which included a 'share' option. These dots seem to have vanished. Also I vaguely remember that the "share" function was also in he tab context menu once upon a time. However dropping down that menu does not reveal any "share" function presently. Then there was, if I remember correctly, the possibility to click the File menu at the top of the screen and then click on the Share menu item over there. But also there the "share" function seems to have vanished. I also looked in the settings menu, to find if there is a setting there which switches on or off the sharing function. I could not find such a setting. In short, it seems that I am horribly overlooking the "share" function. Please help me find it. Thanks. (Firefox 112 for Manjaro Linux)

Asked by Gijsbertus 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Opening profile directory

When I click on Profile Directory: Open Directory on the troubleshooting Information page it tries to open in kid3 instead of file manager (Dolphin file manager). Can I … (read more)

When I click on Profile Directory: Open Directory on the troubleshooting Information page it tries to open in kid3 instead of file manager (Dolphin file manager). Can I change this behaviour. Also happens with Thunderbird. I am using KDE Plasma on Linux. I just can't work this one out. I would be grateful for any suggestions.

Asked by udlwukc9w 11 months ago

Answered by Terry 11 months ago