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Youtube keeps "pausing" the video im playing

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only ext… (read more)

Sometimes when watching youtube the video will be paused, once I unpause it it immediately pauses it again, I dont know when and why this happens but it happens. Only extensions are honey, ecosia search and stylus

Asked by atiedebee 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Issues viewing local .DOCX

I got an email with a .docx attachment, and when clicked attachment I can view in FF. Downloaded, and clicking file and open in FF ends in endless loop asking to open, if… (read more)

I got an email with a .docx attachment, and when clicked attachment I can view in FF.

Downloaded, and clicking file and open in FF ends in endless loop asking to open, if FF selected. Seems like mime type not being detected and processed from FF directly but does from webmail.

Same action with a PDF, image files works great.

Asked by mikwei 1 week ago

Answered by mikwei 6 days ago

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Display problem of my blog in Firefox 88.0

Hi all, since I set up my blog I am sometimes & very infrequently experiencing the problem that either the style sheets are not supported (see attachment), or I am ge… (read more)

Hi all,

since I set up my blog I am sometimes & very infrequently experiencing the problem that either the style sheets are not supported (see attachment), or I am getting an error message to the effect that the address of my blog can't be reached. I already posted in the WordPress forum, and a user took a look at my blog, but couldn't replicate the error. So I came to the conclusion that this is maybe an issue with Firefox. My question: Can anybody replicate this error, and may--if possible--be post a solution here?

TIA,

Claus

Asked by Claus Cyrny 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Is it possible to have the Startup cache cleared automatically before opening a session?

Using FF 88.0.1 in both Linux Mint and Windows 10 and without syncing add-ons, The "New Tab Override" looses my granted permission and opens a new tab on it's own Options… (read more)

Using FF 88.0.1 in both Linux Mint and Windows 10 and without syncing add-ons, The "New Tab Override" looses my granted permission and opens a new tab on it's own Options/Preferences page, where it shows that permission is granted.

The simple solution I found that clearing the Startup cache restores functionality.

Already reported this on the add-on's Github site, which directed me back here.

Asked by ineuw 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Firefox (linux) not rendering anything

The firefox installation on my desktop is not able to render anything. Even the about:preferences window is not able to show anything both under my account and a new acc… (read more)

The firefox installation on my desktop is not able to render anything.

Even the about:preferences window is not able to show anything both under my account and a new account I made. I even attempted to update to a new version of my distro (Pop OS) in an attempt to fix it.

My Firefox account is able to do a sync (shows up in the dropdown) so it does not have to do with proxies. Chromium also works fine.

I would rather not have to use Chromium so any help will be appreciated. I have tried running firefox in safe mode and doing a "Refresh".

Asked by kojoadams 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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too long right click menu is driving me crazy and costing me time

There are only a few things that I need on right click. Open in New Tab, save image as, copy link, copy link location. Only rarely do I use the developer functions, so … (read more)

There are only a few things that I need on right click. Open in New Tab, save image as, copy link, copy link location. Only rarely do I use the developer functions, so that over time I am accustomed to accessing the Developer Tools from the Tools tab on the main menu. The fact that many of these tools that I do not use are now on the right-click menu are causing me to make errors. I subscribe to an online newspaper that is the first item I read in the day. I go through the front page of the newspaper, I right click on articles I want to read in a new tab. I am so used to doing this efficiently from older versions of Firefox in which the right-click menu always opened where I right-clicked and therefore at the "open link in new tab" selection. Now, what happen is that I react by instinct and find myself clicking the middle of the menu and not the top. This results in errors that waste my time and cost me time and frustration.

Having read a few other problems that other people have had with updates of Firefox, I have to add my voice here. I realize that there are legitimate reasons to change some things - but these things are technical and deal with internet security - not style. It seems to me that constantly moving things around (like menu bars and the like) interrupts a user's accustomed work flows and therefore not a benefit.

It seems to me that there are two possible solutions: One is to make every aspect of user preferences editable by the user. For me, that means the main menu bar is on the top, followed by the tabs, and the right-click or context menus are editable by the user. The other solution is to create two Firefox browsers - one for the traditionalist (I'm 82) and a new browser called "Firefox Superuser".

For now, I'd just appreciate it if someone could tell me how I can get the stuff I don't use off the right-click menu.

I apologize for my grumpiness, I realize you're all volunteers. But, first thing in the morning, having to try to remember that the right click menu might not be opening with "open link in new tab" right next to my cursor is more than I can manage. I automatically click and at least 80% of the time, I'm clicking the wrong thing.

Asked by bdjim 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 19 hours ago

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Cannot update secondary email

Hi forum The email provider for my preferred secondary email address uses greylisting. It works, very well. The confirming email from firefox is sent from a random amazo… (read more)

Hi forum The email provider for my preferred secondary email address uses greylisting. It works, very well. The confirming email from firefox is sent from a random amazon address, which gets greylisted as intended. There's a 5 minute limit for entering the confirmation code, but greylisting slows delivery of the email to around 15 minutes, waiting for the amazon sending server to try multiple times. Is there another way to update the secondary email address ?

Asked by b.g.roper 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 23 hours ago

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Selecting Application

Firefox is showing unmatched applications for pdf files.In openwith>other applications,it is opening a directory browser but not available applications(Linux). This h… (read more)

Firefox is showing unmatched applications for pdf files.In openwith>other applications,it is opening a directory browser but not available applications(Linux).

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== If started continues forever...

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by DaveRo 10 years ago

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FF 4.0B2 When ty[ing a URL and hit the enter it does not work

Fedora 13 Firefox 4.0 Beta 2. When typing a URL in the URL box and hit the enter key nothing happens. This happened Every time Firefox opened == upgrade from Beta 1 to … (read more)

Fedora 13 Firefox 4.0 Beta 2. When typing a URL in the URL box and hit the enter key nothing happens.

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Every time Firefox opened

== upgrade from Beta 1 to Beta 2

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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saved passwords gone after upgrade to 3.6.8

All of my saved passwords are gone. the password manager window is empty. i use the extension 'bookmark backup' to backup my saved passwords... key3.db cert8.db signons… (read more)

All of my saved passwords are gone. the password manager window is empty. i use the extension 'bookmark backup' to backup my saved passwords... key3.db cert8.db signons.sqlite signons3.txt and signons2.txt. i have one week worth of backups. i tried replacing those five files in my profile directory with each of the seven backups, and none of the backups will produce my passwords. i can see encoded information in signons3.txt but that file is very old and doesn't have my most recent saved passwords that the sqlite file has, so going back to that version is not an option.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Version 3.6.8 can't load videos?

I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6.8 and now every time I try to watch a video on a site like youtube the screen is black and it says 'an error occurred, please try again lat… (read more)

I just upgraded to Firefox 3.6.8 and now every time I try to watch a video on a site like youtube the screen is black and it says 'an error occurred, please try again later.' But when I tried with a different browser called Galeon it played. If I clear the cache and then refresh the page it will play using Firefox, but isn't there a way to fix this? If it's a bug, when will a patch be out? Side Note: I use Ubuntu Linux, if that makes a big difference.

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Every time Firefox opened

== I upgraded to 3.6.8 today

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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"Import..." immediately says "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data"

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that c… (read more)

Trying to import passwords which have been exported from a previous FF installation. When I go to "File" -> "Import..." I immediately get a message "No programs that contain bookmarks, history or password data".

System: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100628 Ubuntu/10.04 (lucid) Firefox/3.6.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Bookmarks no longer works after installing Google Xmarks, all new bookmarks are directed to " http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?

Issue I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings Description Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality.… (read more)

Issue

I have a problem with my bookmarks, cookies, history or settings

Description

Recently installed Google Xmarks and immediately lost any star bookmark functionality. Any new bookmarks I try to create are given the title of the last previous webpage I tried to create (which wouldn"t be a major issue only a nuisance to copy & paste the correct name in) but ALL new bookmarks are directed to some version of "http://ad.yieldmanager.com/iframe3?sI" instead of the correct site. Have diablrd and then uninstalled Xmarks but the problem remains. Use the latest version of Firefox for Linux Ubuntu 9.04. Thanks.

Troubleshooting information

Google shortcuts 2.03

Firefox version

3.0.19

Operating system

Linux

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.19) Gecko/2010040116 Ubuntu/9.04 (jaunty) Firefox/3.0.19 GTB7.1

Plugins installed

  • -Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The default plugin handles plugin data for mimetypes and extensions that are not specified and facilitates downloading of new plugins.
  • The demo print plugin for unix.
  • DivX Web Player version 1.4.0.233
  • The Totem 2.26.1 plugin handles video and audio streams.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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private browsing not working

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Sa… (read more)

Firefox is set to "NEVER REMEMBER HISTORY" but if I go to Ford.ca, which uses java, I must enter a postal code to have access to information about "Price & Build". Said postal code remains accessible by Ford.ca... even days after my visit, while I understand that "Private Browsing" should supposedly prevent such situation. Firefox 3.6.6-1.2 came with the newest openSuse 11.3 release. The same situation prevails with our other computer running under openSuse11.2 and daily kept up to date. A solution to this problem would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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Firefox 2.0.0.6 does not show the update tab at Edit/Preferences/Advanced

Support said to enable the auto updates for Firefox at Edit/Preference/Advance then the Update tab. I have no update tab showing so guess I am screwed again. Do I need … (read more)

Support said to enable the auto updates for Firefox at Edit/Preference/Advance then the Update tab. I have no update tab showing so guess I am screwed again. Do I need a better version of Linux (have Freespire) or what is going on here?

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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How to install Firefox 3.6 after down loading it in Linus Freespire?

I just installed Linus Freespire on a PC that Windows XP had crashed on, and happy to have it take on a new life. When I tried to browse myspace.com, I was forced to upg… (read more)

I just installed Linus Freespire on a PC that Windows XP had crashed on, and happy to have it take on a new life. When I tried to browse myspace.com, I was forced to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 and downloaded it. It said it went to the desktop, but don't see it there. Instead I get a KArchiver window with Firefox-3.6.6.tar-1 in it. I have tried screwing around with it and its "wizard" until I am about ready to trash the whole thing. Can someone tell me what i need to do to upgrade Firefox 2.0.0.6 to Firefox 3.6.6 besides getting another degree? It would be nice if there where some hints.

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== every time I try to access myspace.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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When Firefox starts it opens a page other than what I set Preferences - General - Startup to do.

When I have logged on to Ubuntu as "Bob" Firefox shows www.bob.com at startup. When I have logged on to Ubuntu as "Another" Firefox shows www.another.com. "Show my wind… (read more)

When I have logged on to Ubuntu as "Bob" Firefox shows www.bob.com at startup. When I have logged on to Ubuntu as "Another" Firefox shows www.another.com. "Show my windows and tabs from last time" works but the www.bob.com shows in an additional tab. Home page is not changed. "Show my home page" works ok too but the www.bob.com shows in an additional tab.

User Agent

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.2.6) Gecko/20100630 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.6.6

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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MJB: FF 3.6.6 Crashes Repeatedly, even when idle

[Apologies, I clicked the wrong URL and shut the previous thread by mistake.] I have FF 3.6.6 randomly crashing when I am not even doing anything. I have two websites ope… (read more)

[Apologies, I clicked the wrong URL and shut the previous thread by mistake.]

I have FF 3.6.6 randomly crashing when I am not even doing anything. I have two websites open normally, neither of them uses Flash or any adobe plug-ins. One auto-refreshes content every few minutes, but it is text and basic JPG/GIF graphics (run by JavaScript I presume). The other site does nothing if I take no actions. But several times a day, FF just shuts down silently.

I am running on linux Mint 9 KDE Edition.

about:crashes says the URL is invalid. ~/.mozilla/firefox/Crash Reports/ doesn't exist; ~/.mozilla/firefox/ contains a single file called .profiles.ini - nor could I find a folder by that name in any of the directories related to FireFox.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Moses 10 years ago

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__MJB: FF 3.6.6 Crashes Repeatedly, even when idle

Locked due to duplicate. Duplicate solved here I have FF 3.6.6 randomly crashing when I am not even doing anything. I have two websites open normally, neither of them use… (read more)

Locked due to duplicate. Duplicate solved here

I have FF 3.6.6 randomly crashing when I am not even doing anything. I have two websites open normally, neither of them uses Flash or any adobe plug-ins. One auto-refreshes content every few minutes, but it is text and basic JPG/GIF graphics (run by JavaScript I presume). The other site does nothing if I take no actions. But several times a day, FF just shuts down silently.

I am running on linux Mint 9 KDE Edition.

about:crashes says the URL is invalid.


Crash ID(s)

n/a

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by Moses 10 years ago