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Profile backup doesn't work

Hi, I have a disaster situation. I backed up my profile and then I wiped my computer running Ubuntu 20.04. I replaced it with Ubuntu 24.04. Now my profile seems to not be… (read more)

Hi, I have a disaster situation. I backed up my profile and then I wiped my computer running Ubuntu 20.04. I replaced it with Ubuntu 24.04. Now my profile seems to not be compatible with the Firefox installation on Ubuntu 24.04.

I followed this official instructions: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

I put my old profile in the ~/snap/firefox/common/.mozilla/firefox/ folder and I set the correct values in profiles.ini. But sadly when I start Firefox all my passwords, extensions and history are not there. I lost everything.

I'm super desperate. Please tell me I can fix this somehow. Why is the official documentation lying?

Asked by Jaka Luthar 2 days ago

Last reply by Jaka Luthar 7 hours ago

I can't see the qr code for webauth.io

So I was trying to test webauthn so I went to webauthn.io and then signed up with my username but firefox then tells me touch your security key to continue with webauthn.… (read more)

So I was trying to test webauthn so I went to webauthn.io and then signed up with my username but firefox then tells me touch your security key to continue with webauthn.io but it works very well google chrome. and shows me a qr code and then I scan it in my phone. And after some search I think that the problem is that firefox defaults to use the security key which is a physical device but i don't want to use it I want to get the QR code. Also I tried different websites but got the same problem.

And by the way I use arch linux but I don't think that the problem is with arch as I mentioned before everything worked very well in google chrome.

Asked by Little Pharaoh 4 days ago

Last reply by Little Pharaoh 4 days ago

UTC timezone even with resistFingerprinting disabled

I noticed that websites in my main firefox profile began showing the time in UTC rather than following my timezone. privacy.resistFingerprinting and privacy.resistFinger… (read more)

I noticed that websites in my main firefox profile began showing the time in UTC rather than following my timezone.

privacy.resistFingerprinting and privacy.resistFingerprinting.testing.setTZtoUTC are set to false

Other profiles follow my timezone, so I would imagine that this has something to do directly with my current firefox profile.

Thank you

Asked by Luis F 4 days ago

Last reply by Luis F 3 days ago

Firefox resets history preferences on restart

I'm having a problem where on a default installation of firefox (on linux mint 21) where Settings > Privacy & Security > History is always set to "Use custom se… (read more)

I'm having a problem where on a default installation of firefox (on linux mint 21) where Settings > Privacy & Security > History is always set to "Use custom settings for history" when I restart firefox. This is a default installation. Even if I do the folowing...

1 Close firefox 2 Remove the /home/myname/.mozilla folder 3 Start firefox and change Privacy & Security > History to "Remember history" 4 Close and restart firefox

The Settings > Privacy & Security > History is always reset to "Use custom settings for history" even on a DEFAULT install. I realize that this is because there is a history/cookie setting that is NOT the default, but I didn't set any non-defaults. This is a default installation with a brand new profile. Any ideas what could be causing this?

Asked by yeahWhatever 4 days ago

Last reply by yeahWhatever 3 days ago

How to suppress the "open firefox in troubleshoot mode" dialog?

Hello, I'd like to know if there is a way to permanently suppress that popup "open firefox in troubleshoot mode" (an image is attached to this post). Context is that we … (read more)

Hello,

I'd like to know if there is a way to permanently suppress that popup "open firefox in troubleshoot mode" (an image is attached to this post). Context is that we are running automated software tests (websites) using Firefox on VMs. It can happen that the Firefox processed is killed (for example, during a clean-up after a test run) and then the popup appears on the next test run.

That the browser is forcefully shutdown sometimes is unavoidable and we don't have much control over the VMs (so no reset is possible, for example). I'm really just looking for a way to suppress this popup and just start Firefox again.

Kind regards

Asked by HadalFisher 2 days ago

Firefox Beta keeps starting in last workspace in window manager under Linux

Does somebody know how to disable firefox to start in the last used workspace? I use Firefox under Linux in a Window Manager and defined a rule that should put firefox in… (read more)

Does somebody know how to disable firefox to start in the last used workspace? I use Firefox under Linux in a Window Manager and defined a rule that should put firefox in a specific workspace but in this case firefox remembers its last used workspace and does not 'obey' the set rule...

Ray

Asked by Ray Vermey 2 days ago

clearkey crashes

Hey, I'm on arch linux with dwm as my window manager (6.9.10-arch1-1), everytime i try watch lecture from pw.live it doesn't play and gives error saying clearkey plugin h… (read more)

Hey, I'm on arch linux with dwm as my window manager (6.9.10-arch1-1), everytime i try watch lecture from pw.live it doesn't play and gives error saying clearkey plugin has crashed.

this clearkey example example video plays fine without the plugin crashing.

[code] pacman -Qi firefox Name  : firefox Version  : 128.0-2 Description  : Fast, Private & Safe Web Browser Architecture  : x86_64 URL  : https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/ Licenses  : MPL-2.0 Groups  : None Provides  : None Depends On  : alsa-lib at-spi2-core bash cairo dbus ffmpeg fontconfig freetype2 gcc-libs gdk-pixbuf2 glib2

                 glibc  gtk3  hicolor-icon-theme  libpulse  libx11  libxcb  libxcomposite  libxdamage  libxext
                 libxfixes  libxrandr  libxss  libxt  mime-types  nspr  nss  pango  ttf-font

Optional Deps  : hunspell-en_US: Spell checking, American English

                 libnotify: Notification integration [installed]
                 networkmanager: Location detection via available WiFi networks [installed]
                 speech-dispatcher: Text-to-Speech
                 xdg-desktop-portal: Screensharing with Wayland

Required By  : None Optional For  : None Conflicts With  : None Replaces  : None Installed Size  : 235.14 MiB Packager  : Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) <heftig@archlinux.org> Build Date  : Fri 19 Jul 2024 03:06:54 PM IST Install Date  : Mon 22 Jul 2024 05:01:07 PM IST Install Reason  : Explicitly installed Install Script  : No Validated By  : Signature /code

if anything i can provide to help troubleshoot, pls tell me.

Asked by elixerslayer2.0 4 hours ago

Firefox constantly crashing on Wayland&Arch setup

After updating my packages on Arch Linux, Firefox keeps crashing. I have tried almost everything from installing different versions, rolling back my Nvidia drivers, even … (read more)

After updating my packages on Arch Linux, Firefox keeps crashing. I have tried almost everything from installing different versions, rolling back my Nvidia drivers, even reinstalling packages that I'd removed earlier that day. Nothing works apart from it running on X11.

Logs indicate that it's some problem with Wayland – something along the lines of a protocol error with wp_linux_drm_syncobj_surface_v1#61: error 5: No Release point provided. I have searched around for people with similar problems; although there are some others that are having some problems with Wayland and Firefox, this particular problem does not seem to be documented anywhere.

Here is a snippet from the crash report that may be useful: GraphicsCriticalError: [1][GFX1-]: Wayland protocol error: wp_linux_drm_syncobj_surface_v1#61: error 5: No Release point provided AdapterDriverVendor: nvidia/unknown AdapterDriverVersion: 555.58.2.0 ContentSandboxLevel: 4 IsWayland: 1

This happened on all Firefox versions I could try: official pacman release, flatpak, developer version, the 129 beta.

Has anybody else run into this or got ideas how to fix? Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by vhespanha0 5 days ago

copy filename in adressbar without "file:///"

when i open a file, it shows as: file:///home/jian/Downloads/v12-0001-Remove-dependence-on-integer-wrapping.patch I only need copy "/home/jian/Downloads/v12-0001-Remove… (read more)

when i open a file, it shows as: file:///home/jian/Downloads/v12-0001-Remove-dependence-on-integer-wrapping.patch

I only need copy "/home/jian/Downloads/v12-0001-Remove-dependence-on-integer-wrapping.patch" is there a simple way to when the position is in address bar, I only copy the absolute filename.

i need copy filename many times. hope there is a simple way.

Asked by jian.universality 5 days ago

How does FIDO2 authentication over BLE transport work in Firefox

I am trying to understand how password less authentication with a FIDO2 security token works in Firefox over BLE transport. Firefox uses authenticator-rs as Webauthn lib… (read more)

I am trying to understand how password less authentication with a FIDO2 security token works in Firefox over BLE transport.

Firefox uses authenticator-rs as Webauthn library which only supports USB-HID transport.

I am able to use a BLE security token to login to my google account however. How does that work if Firefox does not support that transport protocol?

Any help or direction to documentation on this topic is appreciated. So far I was not able to find an explanation for this online.

Asked by lorv 5 days ago