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Pressing down and dragging pointer doesn't work on any website

Hello, I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 and have the Firefox (107.0 64bit) installed as a snap. The drag and selecting text and even dragging objects on any websites doesn't work. … (read more)

Hello, I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 and have the Firefox (107.0 64bit) installed as a snap.

The drag and selecting text and even dragging objects on any websites doesn't work.

  • I select text on the website by pressing down and starting to drag the text doesn't select when I leave the hold the entire block gets highlighted
  • I use Excalidraw, the pencil tool drag and any object size change while drag doesn't work
  • Desmos I can't drag the points on the graph
  • The pointer just disappears on videos (not just YouTube) and isn't visible until I pause the video

Asked by DevUt 21 hours ago

Answered by DevUt 20 hours ago

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FireFox latest ver, download window resize to smaller fail - now 1/4-ish screen

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller … (read more)

FireFox: 107.0 (64 bit) Mozilla FireFox for Linux Mint OS: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon

Issue: On this FireFox latest version, the download window cannot be resized to smaller than (roughly) 1/4 of entire screen. (screen-shot attached.)

Attempted: Mouse left-click grab of all corners & sides to drag window smaller - failed!

Note: Download window can be resized *bigger*, showing this window has now been coded with a very large minimum size that is almost 1/4 of full screen

- this was not the case in previous versions.

Micro-annoyances add up, people switch to Chrome (sorry to use the "C" word!)

Asked by batcomputer 1 week ago

Answered by batcomputer 1 week ago

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saved passwords

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to s… (read more)

hello, i recently went from google browser to firefox, and i want to import my passwords. i did save all my passwords from google browser to .csv file, but when i go to settings>import passwords, it lets me choose the file, i choose my passwords.csv, and then-nothing happens. no loading, browser doesnt stop working, my folder where i choose csv from is just closing, but passwords doesnt import

Asked by daniil.yershow 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Copy-pasting of files not working in Ubuntu 22.04

Hey there, Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far. Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste files… (read more)

Hey there,

Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far.

Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste files from Ubuntu Files (Nautilus) to Firefox (I tested image files and also sounds files, neither is working).

Test with Firefox: 1. Download a random photo (e.g. from Unsplash) 2. Select the file and hit ctrl + c in Files/Nautilus 3. I go to the clipboard inspector 4. I hit ctrl + v 5. The image does not show up in the output (see screenshot)

Test with Brave: 1. Do the same as above 2. The image does show up in the output (see screenshot)

Notes: - I am using Linux Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland - Firefox Version 107.0 (64-bit) for Ubuntu Canonical - 1.0 - I have no extensions installed - I am not using the snap version (so I can scroll smoothly) ... I think I used apt-get install but not 100% sure

Asked by Stephan 1 week ago

Answered by Stephan 1 week ago

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How to disable restore session when reboot computer

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox. But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session wil… (read more)

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox.

But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session will restore at next startup.

Obviously when i reboot my computer, I don't want to see my tabs anymore, but I failed to find any setting to do so. I also find someone say to set `browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash` in `about:config`, but it doesn't work, and I don't think it is the proper way to solve this problem because reboot is not crash.

OS: linux firefox: 107

Asked by slow_d 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Firefox Snap launches 'open with' error boxes when user/firefox account clicked.

I am having an issue with Firefox snap on Lubuntu 22.10. When I click on the Firefox account user image in the toolbar two error boxes open each time. I have attached an … (read more)

I am having an issue with Firefox snap on Lubuntu 22.10.

When I click on the Firefox account user image in the toolbar two error boxes open each time. I have attached an image of the error box.

Any ideas on where I could start with this?

Asked by Keith 3 weeks ago

Answered by Keith 1 week ago

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snap firefox v107 cannot find my default printer

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer lis… (read more)

Hi, wonderful crew I have this annoying issue: when I want to print a page and I open the Print menu from the "hamburger" button, the preview open but on the printer list I can see only the PDF printer, not my default printer or any other printer. Also if I click on the link "Print thru the system printer window" I see only "Print on file" and "Print on LPR" I tried the same on Chomium and there I can see my default printer My system is a Ubuntu desktop 22.04 recently updated from 20.04 LTS Thank for your work

Asked by gbonline 1 week ago

Answered by gbonline 1 week ago

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Firefox browser force search

I created a few virtual hosts and sites on my local machine and this is working perfectly. Problem is with Firefox, when I enter non-existant url in address bar, Firefox … (read more)

I created a few virtual hosts and sites on my local machine and this is working perfectly.

Problem is with Firefox, when I enter non-existant url in address bar, Firefox force me to search and don't let me to open the url, but I need to go to this url for testing, developing, etc...

Any solution?

Asked by Aleksandar 1 week ago

Answered by Aleksandar 1 week ago

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Is recent tab cycling behavior changed?

I want to know if there was any changes in recent tab cycling behavior? Now I need not press enter or click mouse button on one tab from list. Before there was instant ta… (read more)

I want to know if there was any changes in recent tab cycling behavior? Now I need not press enter or click mouse button on one tab from list. Before there was instant tab changing after stop pressing keys (ctrl+tab). Greetings Kamil Tomicki

Asked by Wathu 2 months ago

Answered by Wathu 1 week ago

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i can't play some (but not all) youtube videos with firefox 106.0.3

i can't play some (but not all) youtube videos. they do play on other web browsers. the message is "an error occured, please try again later. playback ID is ... " i'm … (read more)

i can't play some (but not all) youtube videos. they do play on other web browsers.

the message is "an error occured, please try again later. playback ID is ... " 

i'm using firefox 106.0.3 on linux suse tumbleweed. Before I upgraded to both of these the same videos were playing ok.

Asked by ruthtoby 3 weeks ago

Answered by ruthtoby 2 weeks ago

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Browser crashing on some webpages

I'm using Firefox 106.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.10 from Mozilla's official PPA but when I open some websites the browser crashes with the message "Exiting due to channel error.". … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 106.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.10 from Mozilla's official PPA but when I open some websites the browser crashes with the message "Exiting due to channel error.". I found the error could be related to libwebp with LTO enabled, may be it is, but I rebuilt the Ubuntu's package without LTO and one website stopped crashing, dell.com support page, but several others still crash, like amd.com.

Asked by marcoshalano 1 month ago

Answered by marcoshalano 2 weeks ago

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Kubuntu Firefox keeps crashing upon opening

Hi. About System: yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS … (read more)

Hi.

About System:


yodamin@who-r-u:~$ inxi -v 2 System: Host: who-r-u Kernel: 5.15.0-52-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.18.8 Distro: Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS (Focal Fossa) Machine: Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: Z370 Gaming Infinite X(MS-B916) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> Mobo: Micro-Star model: Z370M GAMING PRO AC (MS-7B44) v: 1.0 serial: <superuser/root required> UEFI: American Megatrends v: 9.40 date: 12/27/2017 CPU: 6-Core: Intel Core i7-8700K type: MT MCP speed: 4416 MHz min/max: 800/5000 MHz Graphics: Device-1: NVIDIA GP104 [GeForce GTX 1070] driver: nvidia v: 515.65.01 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 driver: nvidia tty: N/A OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 515.65.01 Network: Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V driver: e1000e Device-2: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi Drives: Local Storage: total: 10.35 TiB used: 64.30 GiB (0.6%) Info: Processes: 289 Uptime: 37m Memory: 31.29 GiB used: 4.35 GiB (13.9%) Shell: bash inxi: 3.0.38


I got sick of Winblows and it's been awhile since I ran Linux so I am now on my third flavour in about 2 months - Manjaro, Debian Bullseye [Mate] and my current daily driver Kubuntu. I think Kubuntu is a keeper (until I re-familiarise myself with the Linux OS - maybe a year or two) but still testing.

My issue is that on everyone of the 3 flavours I have tried Firefox is the main browser by default and I use it as my default on Winblows also for about 25 years or so in it's various incarnations (IE Netscape)

My issue with this is Firefox on Winblows rarely if ever crashes ()I can't recall the last time Firefox on Winblows crashed it was that long ago) but on Linux this is a completely different story.

ON Manjaro it crash 4-10 times randomly per hour. ON Mate it as fairly stable but still crashed 4-10 times per evening session (usually 5PM to about 11 or 12 PM) On Kubuntu it as unstable at first but then I got some updates and thing became stable for about a week or so - and by stable I mean 1-2 crashes every few days - so not stable but stabler. I just installed the nvidia driver version 515.x.x for my Nvidia 1070 and immediately after the reboot Firefox started crashing on every single tab I opened. I would re-open it and 10-30 seconds later it crashes again.

After 5 minutes or os of crashing a firefox update magically appeared to upgrade to version 106.x.x. and so I took it thinking it might make things better. It did not make things better. It made things MUCH worse, now it crashes everytime I try to open it.

I ALWAYS have at least 2 browsers installed just because of BS like this. I opened up Vivaldi 5.5.2805.42 and it opened, did not crash and is still open. I am tying this post for help using it.

Firefox extensions installed : ublock, newtab URL redirector,WebRTC(permanently disables WEbRTC and = keeps it disabled through updates, download helper and that's it.

Vivaldi extensions installed: uBlock, download helper - vivaldi doesn't need a new tab URL redirector because it has a configuration for newtab URL - as all browsers should (hear me Mozilla!), doesn't need WebRTC as it also has a configuration for this to turn it on or off and upgrading Vivaldi retains all config settings always and everytime I use it and update it - which admittedly is not nearly as much as Firefox and I am going to keep an eye on that one configuration for sure.

I want to use firefox, I really do, I love it - even through all the changes over the past few years I still love it -even though I HATE some of the changes. That being said it needs to be stable on my OS of choice.

I donate to the Mozilla foundation because I like their efforts on net neutrality and privacy. I also donate to varios net neutrality and privacy orgs such as the EFF and openmedia to mention 2 more. I am going to try to downgrade my firefox version because in my short Linux experience that usually does the trick. However the minute I decide Firefox is not stable enough on linux and swap out to Vivaldi instead my donation money goes from Mozilla foundation to the Vivaldi developers. NOW thats not a threat, I am sure the Mozilla foundation wont miss my $60.00 yearly but, it can;t just be me thats disappointed with Firefox on Linux and in fact google searches shwo me it is not.

Are politics more important than the MAIN PRODUCT of the Mozilla foundation? If not you gotta show Firefox on Linux some more loving because there are millions of firefox users round the world who are disappointed by my basic non-scientific search results and reasoning - which cannot be far off.

I mean - it won't even start and it constantly crashes when it does start.

Asked by Yodamin 2 weeks ago

Answered by Yodamin 2 weeks ago

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Backup/Exported Bookmarks files (.json/.html) aren't the same (checksum) between Synced devices

Hi, thanks a lot in advance and sorry to bother. :) I have a couple of desktop/laptop devices synced with the same account. When I make a backup/export of my bookmarks in… (read more)

Hi, thanks a lot in advance and sorry to bother. :)

I have a couple of desktop/laptop devices synced with the same account. When I make a backup/export of my bookmarks in each device (.json/.html files) the checksums of those files don't coincide between devices. Nevertheless, if I open the exported HTMLs in Firefox and save them as Text Files, the resultant files have all the same checksum (sha256sum), i.e., are all the same.

Is this how it is supposed to be? Or should my bookmarks JSON/HTML files be exactly the same in all devices and something is wrong?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Asked by rv 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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Error with homepage on Firefox 106 (Linux)

I'm using Firefox browser v106 on Linux (Debian distribution on amd64). My settings use "Firefox Home" (Web Search and Shortcuts) as Homepage. When I try to open a new pa… (read more)

I'm using Firefox browser v106 on Linux (Debian distribution on amd64).

My settings use "Firefox Home" (Web Search and Shortcuts) as Homepage. When I try to open a new page or tab, I have an error : "Oops, something went wrong loading this content. Refresh page to try again".

Despite my research, impossible to fix this issue. In Web Developer Tools / Console, I have the log : "TypeError : sectionOrder is undefined", in file resource://activity-stream/data/content/activity-stream.bundle.js

Have you any clue to fix this issue without resetting my Firefox profile ?

Asked by Laurent Cheylus 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Firefox does not read system proxy settings on Ubuntu linux

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: … (read more)

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: 2345). while other browsers can connect through system socks proxy, firefox is unable to connect it. i have changed and tested different configs in firefox network menue but no one was helpful. i have also try to solve the problem using foxyproxy addins but it does not correct as expected. sometimes it connects and many time it does not. what is the firefox problem with socks proxy? how can i solve that? thx.

Asked by MrAli 2 weeks ago

Answered by MrAli 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 106.2 initial setup

Hello community, As soon as firefox 106.0.2 finished installing itself i was greated with some nice new color schemes to choose from, and also some other settings regardi… (read more)

Hello community, As soon as firefox 106.0.2 finished installing itself i was greated with some nice new color schemes to choose from, and also some other settings regarding accessing content and tabs from other devices, retrieving closed tabs and so on. Ever since i can't seem to find and access those settings. Any ideas would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. I'm on linux, Manjaro.

Asked by philnice 4 weeks ago

Answered by philnice 4 weeks ago

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Backup & restore information in Firefox profiles

Hi there! I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm usin… (read more)

Hi there!

I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm using the information supplied on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Step 4, under Backing up your profile says: Right-click on your profile folder (e.g. xxxxxxxx.default), and select Copy.

This folder, qspfoqtl.default, contains 1 file, named times.json, the contents of which are:

{ "created": 1618792039414, "firstUse": null }

Clearly, not my Firefox profile.

There is, however, a folder named nnob5aww.default-release that contains a bunch of directories and files (505.4MB) with names like bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data... storage, weave.

Is this documentation incorrect as of this release of Firefox? And, should I be using the nnob5aww.default-release folder as the profile? I'm a little confused. (Most often, I'm a lot confused.) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Ralph

Asked by Mandelbrot1 3 weeks ago

Answered by Mandelbrot1 3 weeks ago