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DuckDuckGo is down

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search resu… (read more)

I use DuckDuckGo for my basic search engine on both my laptop (Ubuntu system) and iPhone 8. It does not work today - saying "There was an error displaying the search results. Please try again.", needless to say...I have tried a number of times and differed the searches to no avail. I also cleared recent cache/history. Still stuck. Searching on Chrome I see on https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=40451490 that others are also experiencing this problem and do not understand it either - just a few entries

The Sun (a rather populist newspaper in UK) has an article saying it is international and happening today, 23 May 2024, suggests no fixes. (Not exactly a reliable source in my thing)

Has anyone ideas or should I just wait and use an alternative search engine meanwhile? Thanks for any help

Asked by b17m 6 days ago

Last reply by James 6 days ago

Widevine Content Decryption Module for firefox 123.0.1 on NetBSD 10

Hi All I have firefox 123.0.1 and don't have widevine! my OS is NetBSD 10 what's the best/easy'ish way to add this as channel 4 & 5 UK broadcaster require widevine in… (read more)

Hi All I have firefox 123.0.1 and don't have widevine! my OS is NetBSD 10 what's the best/easy'ish way to add this as channel 4 & 5 UK broadcaster require widevine installed and I can't find in the add-ons widevine!!!!

Asked by neil.morris4 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

Multiple instances of "Isolated Web Co" when using Firefox on Ubuntu...

I'm having problems with Firefox using 75% of processor capacity. In "top" I see many instances of "Isolated Web Co". At the moment of this screen shot the processor is … (read more)

I'm having problems with Firefox using 75% of processor capacity. In "top" I see many instances of "Isolated Web Co".

At the moment of this screen shot the processor is not overwhelmed, however, it will sometime jump up to 75% and the system will seem to freeze.

What is the "Isolated Web Co"? I'm thinking a virus.

Thank you.

Asked by Paul606 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

PDF viewer not displaying/displaying artifacts

When I open a locally downloaded pdf in firefox, the background is displayed as what was previously displayed on that portion of the screen, and scrolling simply overlays… (read more)

When I open a locally downloaded pdf in firefox, the background is displayed as what was previously displayed on that portion of the screen, and scrolling simply overlays moved text over what was previously displayed. Does not appear in screenshots. One of the images shows what the pdf looks like prior to scrolling, and one after.

Asked by alanyu08 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

Ubuntu 18.04 wont play You tube movies or Amazon Prime Movies

Ive tried down loading all the required packages; I have the latest FireFox available ;but still get the message on you tube to update to latest Fire Fox. On Ubuntu … (read more)

Ive tried down loading all the required packages; I have the latest FireFox available ;but still get the message on you tube to update to latest Fire Fox. On Ubuntu 18.04the same message but includes a error code 99,999.

Asked by cjw5819 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Synching desktop and mobile Firefox bookmarks

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop b… (read more)

I have a Firefox account in order to use the sync capabilities. After a sync between desktop and phone the desktop bookmarks are on my phone in an extra folder "desktop bookmarks" and vice versa the phone bookmarks are in folder "Mobile bookmarks" in my desktop Firefox. Is this normal behaviour? I would expect them in one common folder to have a seamless synching.

Best regards, Walter

Asked by Walter.Spermann 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

firefox keeps on crashing since the snap system

Since snap firefox keeps crashing somehow, it just hangs.. i cleared cache and all, reinstalled it, but still.. ? They say linux is a broken system (: … (read more)

Since snap firefox keeps crashing somehow, it just hangs.. i cleared cache and all, reinstalled it, but still.. ?

They say linux is a broken system (:

Asked by tclc 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How to automatically remove all tracking codes and tags in URL's?

The new selection "Copy without site tracking" may eliminate certain codes, but does not remove all invasive data (my term). Consider this common URL occurrence: link te… (read more)

The new selection "Copy without site tracking" may eliminate certain codes, but does not remove all invasive data (my term). Consider this common URL occurrence:

link text

The new filter does absolutely nothing to this and when I pass this kind of URL on to others, I do not want to include all that crapola. Currently I have to manually edit the link, which can really get tiresome when passing on a lot of links.

Is there a way to modify anything in Firefox to accommodate this?

Asked by Slick 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox shows red tint in images that I upload

When I upload an image with Firefox, it typically shows a red tint. I've seen similar reports from decades ago so I disabled `gfx.color_management.mode` in `about:config`… (read more)

When I upload an image with Firefox, it typically shows a red tint. I've seen similar reports from decades ago so I disabled `gfx.color_management.mode` in `about:config`, but that didn't help, even after restarting the browser and the computer. I disabled a couple of related settings, but that also didn't help. What else could I try?

Asked by leonhard 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How can I disable the bs security?

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need t… (read more)

Firefox is pissing me off. I want to disable SSL security checks long enough to do what needs doing. I'm working from a container so there's really no risk, just need the browser to do what I want not what 'It' wants.

peace

Asked by eilenbeb05 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Refresh button/icon disappeared from header.

I have firefox on both of my linux Ubuntu22.04 machines. As of yesterday, that little rounded arrow in the toolbar disappeared. I still have the forward and backward … (read more)

I have firefox on both of my linux Ubuntu22.04 machines. As of yesterday, that little rounded arrow in the toolbar disappeared. I still have the forward and backward arrows and the home icon, but the refresh button is gone. It is still there on my other computer. Both have version 120.0.1 on them. Makes no sense to me.

Asked by pdsimdars 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

collecting tabs on several windows onto one, new, window

I am in the habit of generating related tabs across several windows. Say, 5 windows and there might be 13 tabs that I want to organize onto one, new, window. How can I d… (read more)

I am in the habit of generating related tabs across several windows. Say, 5 windows and there might be 13 tabs that I want to organize onto one, new, window. How can I do this?

Asked by dsiddens 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Curating Recommended extensions

There are questions about organizing the process of overseeing extensions. It’s very strange when you see the “Recommended” extension, and at the same time you continue … (read more)

There are questions about organizing the process of overseeing extensions.

It’s very strange when you see the “Recommended” extension, and at the same time you continue to see negative reviews, fresh ones. But another thing is offensive: the review submission form does not have feedback. I would like to receive a more detailed answer and user recommendations.

Let’s say a user writes that the design of the extension is not intuitive, that he lost information because of this extension and wasted a lot of time. And this is not consistent with the "Recommended" criteria. Causes dissonance.

Maybe it’s worth expanding the possibility of interactive interaction with reviews, with clients among themselves. Maybe it’s worth expanding the support base for these extensions? Link the application version to reviews to avoid misunderstandings?

Asked by mnior 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

Windows Grouping

I can't find any way to group windows. Yes, "windows". I have about three dozen windows open (yes, there are a lot of tabs in them), and not just at home. And it’s hard … (read more)

I can't find any way to group windows. Yes, "windows".

I have about three dozen windows open (yes, there are a lot of tabs in them), and not just at home. And it’s hard to quickly find your bearings when you need to switch to another task (workspace). It would be nice to at least change the color of the windows, depending on the type of work. But in the API API I don’t see the ability to define a window property where you can specify a group identifier, which can be used to restore the color after re-opening FireFox.

If FireFox had a built-in or its own reliable extension for organizing thematic work, a deferred workspace (without losing the contents of windows). Arc browser - they realized that what browsers have been denying for a decade is already overdue, and they will be able to take over the market.

I tried several extensions for saving, restoring and organizing workspaces, and came to a clear conclusion: only the built-in FireFox solution for restoring windows after a crash/opening is the only truly reliable solution. There is no trust in extensions that are not supervised by a good team of developers and testers; there is a guarantee that data will be lost in the near future.

It is possible that in recent years some expansions have been completed. I'd be glad to know about it if you point it out. But here a question arises on a separate topic: improving the mechanism for rating and testing extensions, recommended extensions program.

Asked by mnior 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

disruption forced restart

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054 As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not c… (read more)

Reopening https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1412054

As you can see from https://github.com/linuxmint/linuxmint/issues/577 this issue is caused by Mozilla not caused by Linux Mint as accused in questions/1412054

Can you be honest and address this?

Asked by jmss 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Wanted: Help with 3 things

G'day Guys. How are you all? Needing some help with 3 things if I may bug you. More than likely ID10T (ha) errors on my part but I am stuck Ok. Here goes. 1. ipleak,… (read more)

G'day Guys. How are you all?

Needing some help with 3 things if I may bug you.  More than likely ID10T (ha) errors on my part but I am stuck

Ok. Here goes.

1. ipleak,net is showing Firefox for Android is leaking WebRTC. Cant access about:config so how do I plug this leak?

2. I have heaps of collections saved on Firefox for Android. How do I go to/view collections in Firefox desktop?

3. Where do I find pocket in Firefox for Android? I've looked but don't see anything. I've also used the share option and didn't see anything

Cheers

Asked by obscure.username73 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Where is the adressbar?

To problem with same thing. Address-bar work as search-engine I have poor eyesight and have enlarge the browser, and then I type in the search-bar, the the typing move to… (read more)

To problem with same thing. Address-bar work as search-engine I have poor eyesight and have enlarge the browser, and then I type in the search-bar, the the typing move to the little bar on the top, so I can not see what I have typed.

Another problem I have is when I will reach local-servers with Ip-number and the "address-bar" being a search-engine and I get a lot of hit on http;//10.0.0.1 and I cant reach the web-server.

Is it possible to fix that I get a real address-bar and a real enlarged search-bar?

Asked by joni8135 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

copia pantalla con boton teclado no funciona ¿como solucionarlo? linux mint cinnamont

copia pantalla con boton teclado no funciona ¿como solucionarlo? linux mint cinnamont Copy Screen with Keyboard Button Not Working, How to Fix It? Linux Mint Cinnamont … (read more)

copia pantalla con boton teclado no funciona ¿como solucionarlo? linux mint cinnamont


Copy Screen with Keyboard Button Not Working, How to Fix It? Linux Mint Cinnamont

Asked by reca6000 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago