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Firefox doesn't support HTML5 while other Browsers do. Latest Ubuntu 20.04. LTS

So the problem is that Firefox doesn't play any HTML5 content. Weirdly except for Youtube. Youtube works just fine. But every other Website shows errors. Even songsterr.c… (read more)

So the problem is that Firefox doesn't play any HTML5 content. Weirdly except for Youtube. Youtube works just fine. But every other Website shows errors. Even songsterr.com. I'm using latest Firefox 76.0.1 on a recent Ubuntu 20. 04 LTS installation. Usual troubleshooting like updates doesnt work because "sudo apt-get upgrade" doesn't find any updates. I tried the same websites in the latest version of Chromium and they work perfectly fine. I couldn't find a mistake in the firefox settings or something so I'm confused. Disabling Plugins didn't change anything and turning of tracking protection didn't either. What is the Problem here and how can I solve it?

Asked by wauwufflp 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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"full window" mode

There is a fullscreen mode that prints a window over the full size of the screen without showing toolbars/navigation/extensions... Is there a "full window" mode that do t… (read more)

There is a fullscreen mode that prints a window over the full size of the screen without showing toolbars/navigation/extensions... Is there a "full window" mode that do the same, but over the full size of a window? It would be a simple webview in a system window but without the control toolbars. It would be very useful when tiling several Firefox windows without wasting space for toolbars/tabs... This mode should be specific for a window since I do not want to loose the controls on the main screen-wide window.

[attached image is a sketch of what I'm looking for]

Asked by Hugo Trentesaux 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 1 month ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 month ago

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browser data

Nationwide has decided recently that my firefox is not up to date and got me to delete bookmarks, then delete the cache. and some thing to do with the browser. I may have… (read more)

Nationwide has decided recently that my firefox is not up to date and got me to delete bookmarks, then delete the cache. and some thing to do with the browser. I may have to ask them again as I have deleted bookmarks and updated but they still don't accept me or say there is a problem. any idea what I need to do with my browser? Things have worked well for years but no more. And being put back to my tortuous login every time is driving me mental. Best regards, Don.

Asked by don7341 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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How to make firefox just knock off the update requests

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to … (read more)

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to update.

Asked by aarich 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Turn off sound effects (search, etc.)

Firefox plays many sound effects that I find to be annoying. For example, if you are searching on a page (ctrl+f, then type) and no phrase is found you get a "clunk" soun… (read more)

Firefox plays many sound effects that I find to be annoying.

For example, if you are searching on a page (ctrl+f, then type) and no phrase is found you get a "clunk" sound.

Is there any way to disable this?

Asked by wm.wooley 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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need to weed downloads

Awesome Partner takes thousands of bird pics. I store then on Google drive. How can I delete them from Downloads? Is there a bulk delete command? I'm using Firefox on… (read more)

Awesome Partner takes thousands of bird pics. I store then on Google drive. How can I delete them from Downloads? Is there a bulk delete command? I'm using Firefox on a Linux computer.

thx.

Asked by tripichick 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Firefox ESR on Devuan has resize problems

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I mu… (read more)

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I must reduce it to 80% to display as it did before). Other Linux distributions, for example, Linux Mint and openSUSE, do not have this problem (PaleMoon on the Devuan system does not have the problem).

The hardware is old: Intel 3rd Generation Core processor, 8 GB memory, SSD connected via USB 3.0.

The best solution might be to run both Firefox ESR and regular Firefox. I can download the latter, extract it, move the folder to the desktop, and double-click on "firefox" to start it, similar to how I run PaleMoon. Is there a way to avoid them using the same profile?

Asked by pccobbler 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Problem with encoding

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf doc… (read more)

Hi there, I have a new computer working under Ubuntu. When using Firefox I often have a problem with the characters which appear when I open webpages or even read pdf documents. This isssue does not seem to happen in a very consistent way (some websites will appear correctly one day and incorrectly another day). I include below a screenshot as example. The problem does not seem to appear with chromium... If you have any idea about how to fix this I would be very grateful Thanks Michael

Asked by michaelgoldman123 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Facebook says I am using an unsupported browser

When I connect from Ubuntu 20 (LTS) this message shows and it redirects me to the mobile version. That's not all bad but the mobile version doesn't work as well as it do… (read more)

When I connect from Ubuntu 20 (LTS) this message shows and it redirects me to the mobile version. That's not all bad but the mobile version doesn't work as well as it does in the Android version of Firefox Beta.

Asked by Don 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 22 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).

This happened

Not sure how often

== 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.

This happened

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