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I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to u… (read more)

I cant seem to be able to disable automatic updates. Firefox updates automaticly in background at work and then crashes my tab and all my work gets lost when it has to update. Its really annoying.

Iv tried searching for settings and using about:config, changin app.update.auto to false. It keeps updating anyway...

Asked by ivar.forss 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Firefix home page wont'load, remains blank

I'm using Firefox browser on Linux mint, my Firefox homepage which is the default option wont load and remain blank no matter what. What should I do, please help. I reall… (read more)

I'm using Firefox browser on Linux mint, my Firefox homepage which is the default option wont load and remain blank no matter what. What should I do, please help. I really need it.

Asked by ayush.ram691 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 18 hours ago

Hik Vision No plugin detected.

Can anyone help. I get the following error, I've added codec to my Linux OS but while using Firefox to login to my Hik Vision camera IP I get No plugin detected. In the s… (read more)

Can anyone help. I get the following error, I've added codec to my Linux OS but while using Firefox to login to my Hik Vision camera IP I get No plugin detected.

In the suppliers help I get works with Windows and Firefox 52 and above.

I'm on Linux Pop OS using Firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit)

Asked by graham35 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Developer.Android.Com Website messed-up

Hi, has anyone encountered this problem also? The website https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element display is messed-up. Please check the … (read more)

Hi, has anyone encountered this problem also? The website https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/application-element display is messed-up. Please check the attached images. I'm running Firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit) on Ubuntu.

Asked by rslaranjo 2 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

I cannot log in to bank after newest Firefox update

I get an error message now when I try to log in to my bank. I have 2 pc's, one Linux, the other Microsoft and Firefox on both. I get an error message when I try to log in… (read more)

I get an error message now when I try to log in to my bank. I have 2 pc's, one Linux, the other Microsoft and Firefox on both. I get an error message when I try to log in-PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. How do I fix this or is it the bank's security certificate not keeping up? If I use the Edge browser, I can log in, just not on Firefox. I have no problem with any other website.

Asked by LLL 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS [Resolved]

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me. Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.1… (read more)

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me.

Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.168.138.210:80. It would always redirect even if there was no server listening at port 80! Even, if I added query parameters like ?q=123456, it still did it.

I had set up the web server to listen on port 80 at 192.168.138.210 and I could never get firefox to load the http page. I created a simple node http server and the same issue occurred. I finally realized that it was the browser was doing the https redirect. I disabled all extensions and it still occurred. I tried `Private Window` and the issue went away. Chrome was fine. I also tested `wget` and it was fine.

Once I realized the Firefox profile was the issue, I then cleared the cache in the browser and presto, problem went away.

I cannot repeat this error in Firefox so a Bug report is probably not warranted. In hindsight, I should have made a copy of the profile :(

Hope this information helps someone else avoid the pain of this and also a simple warning to those testing new web servers, don't assume any complex web browser is doing the right thing, use simple tools like wget or netcat to see whats going on at the lowest possible level before passing blame.

Here are a couple of goto *nix tests I have used:

Netcat trick to send a request to http://192.168.138.210:80/ % printf "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n" | nc 192.168.138.210 80

Handy wget script that gives all the necessities of more complex calls like https for troubleshooting certificate resolution etc.: % curl -v -I --insecure https://google.com 2>&1 | egrep -v '^> |^< |^{|^}|^* T|^* AL|^ 0'

Asked by tim.c.quinn 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Intruder site

I am positive about Firefox is the most secure browser and have evidence of it. Nevertheless the following site could traspass the Firefox barriers: https://www.eldestape… (read more)

I am positive about Firefox is the most secure browser and have evidence of it. Nevertheless the following site could traspass the Firefox barriers: https://www.eldestapeweb.com/ I am concerned on the survival of Free World and consecuently of Free Software. I guess the above mentioned site belongs to a parapolitical official organization. I consider that for it's job obtained tech help from some powerful international group. The average user of Firefox is unprevented of this issue. I am not asking for help in my behalf, because I have the necesary time to help myself. I suggest the Mozilla guys to investigate the facts. Sincery yours, Edgardo Colombo Buenos Aires.

Asked by ecolombo999 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

How to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Hi, I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can s… (read more)

Hi,

I have reinstalled my Debian, keeping of course my `/home`. New Firefox version is `68.12.0esr`. A new profile has been created, but I need the old one which I can set as default in the profile manager at the url `about:profiles`, but Firefox tells me "Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history.....". So, it seems I need to install the same version of Firefox I had before, but I don't know which one it was, and I would like to avoid to make many trials.

Is there a mean to know which Firefox version is associated to a given profile?

Asked by l.alebarde 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Remove URL from search suggestions but not all URLs from that domain

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the sugges… (read more)

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the suggestions but not the page I actually use which has never shown up above the default url once?

For reference this I am using firfox on linux

Asked by seanlindemeier 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Firefox has stoped playing the video content on BBC news

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clip… (read more)

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and until yesterday all was fine. However today when I accessed BBC news the website displays okay until I click on any of the video news clips. Then I keep getting a message the video content is not available. My wife opened BBC news on her computer running Ubuntu 18.04LTS and BBC video content works fine in Fire fox. I cannot work out what is blocking the video content.

Asked by austinjames 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

When opening a downloaded file, Firefox doesn't use the system default application (Kubuntu 20.04)

When I download a file (eg. a debian binary package) and click to open it from Firefox' download tab, it doesn't use the system default application (here, Ark instead of … (read more)

When I download a file (eg. a debian binary package) and click to open it from Firefox' download tab, it doesn't use the system default application (here, Ark instead of QApt)

Asked by yannl35133 5 months ago

Last reply by Lance Haverkamp 1 week ago

Firefox prompts me to download files instead of opening them...

This happens to me and many other people all the time. It always happens with .swf files since I can remember, for security reasons. But it also very often started happen… (read more)

This happens to me and many other people all the time. It always happens with .swf files since I can remember, for security reasons. But it also very often started happening with .pdf files and other file types. Now it happens with .txt files and it's the straw that breaks the camel's back. Inconsistently so as well since when I open it from the website it prompts to download and not when I open the file locally.

This is such a problem that this add-on had to be made https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/open-in-browser/?utm_content=addons-manager-reviews-link&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser And as you can see it is rather popular. Shouldn't Firefox solve this bug (no it's not a feature or quirk) once and for all?

How can I do the same without an add-on?

Asked by manuel-phone 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to force Firefox to search localhost prior to searching the internet.

I am building a new website on an Ubuntu 20.04 server with a LEMP stack. To test the web server (nginx) I set up a simple test site named nginxtest.com. Nginx server bloc… (read more)

I am building a new website on an Ubuntu 20.04 server with a LEMP stack. To test the web server (nginx) I set up a simple test site named nginxtest.com. Nginx server block tests are successful and there are no errors in any logs, so it appears that it is working properly. However, when I attempt to show the site by putting the site name into Firefox, all I get is a notice from Verizon that it has no knowledge of the website (which it shouldn't as it's not a registered name).

I want FIrefox to search localhost for my test site, but the only way I can make it work is to change the network-dns-native-is-localhost setting to true (default is false) in the about:config settings. When I change that setting, my test site pops right up, but then I can't reach any site on the internet.

How can I force Firefox to direct web searches to localhost before going out to the internet?

Asked by wrknight 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Always save .jpg file

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it mak… (read more)

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it makes a blanket, hard-coded assumption that I do not want to preserve my choice. I cannot add .jpg to the list of actions in the preferences. The authors of the browser forcibly mandate that a .jpg download must go to a popup, and the user's preferred action cannot be maintained internally.

This is a mistake. I realize someone thought it was a very rational idea. it is not. This is a bug.

How can I work around this mistake in the Firefox design?

Asked by byron.c.hawkins 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago