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I would like firefox to never restore the last session / never remember open tabs

Hello everyone, I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible. I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open i… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I believe I asked this about a year back, and the answer is that is wasn't possible.

I would like a specific behaviour on firefox. That, whenever I open it, it does the exact same thing. It opens a single new window. That it never ever tries to restore the last session. That it always starts fresh.

Preferably even if it "crashed", I tend not to close the browser but shut down with the tabs and apps open.

Intuitively this sounds to me like it should be easy to set, but I haven't been able to find a way.

Also, if possible I would like the rest of history to work. I find that history is useful, it's the session specifically I'd like it to forget / not try to resotre.

Thanks,

Sashin

Asked by myself2 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Print at reduced scale printing at correct scale but also cropped by same reduced scale

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. P… (read more)

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. Printing to US Letter size (which had been broken with "na_letter" being stuffed in to the config at one point, but I switched it back to "US Letter" and then it started working again a few months ago - Thank you).

I see some similar questions listed, so this may be simply adding information to something known:

Printing with "Fit to page fit" works fine, with correct preview. Print with scale set to 100% works fine, with correct preview.

Printing with scale set to less than 100% (say 70% or 80%) showed in the preview the page rescaled as expected. The actual printed output is also rescaled as expected, but the page size gets cropped at the right and bottom by what appears to be the same percentage, ending up with lost content. The bit that does print seems to match what is shown in the print preview perfectly, suggesting it would have been totally perfect if the print area had not been cropped along with reducing the text and image sizes.

I tried the "Print using the system dialogue" option, and the printed result had the same pathology.

Same problem also happens when I print to PDF. For this I tried doing the same thing twice, both scaled at 70%, and on comparing found that the preview in firefox had also become cropped a bit but not to the same extent. I did not notice any cropping for the first print to PDF, but now seem unable to get back to what I saw originally in the preview, with correct resizing and no cropping. Playing around some more with printing at 100% vs 70% vs 80% to "fit to page width", I seem to be getting changing crops happening each time in the preview for the reduced sizes.

But the preview and print are both still correct for 100% scaling and for "fit to page width".

Sample web page I used here was https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-shoulder-workout-for-better-posture?utm_source=pocket-newtab The screen shot shows the preview after the first reduced print to PDF, with no settings changed. The little bit of side cropping seen in the preview did not happen when I did the first print to PDF.

Asked by douglasgilbertson 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Change the direction of writing, in Wikipedia

When I right-click on the "Reverse Page Direction" menu, the writing direction does not change, and remains the same, and I have to use an external plugin. Thanks to the … (read more)

When I right-click on the "Reverse Page Direction" menu, the writing direction does not change, and remains the same, and I have to use an external plugin.

Thanks to the respondents

Asked by ishayko71 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

why can't I login to https://www.edx.org/? Same password works fine on chrome.

edx complains of too many login attempts (!?), but *login works fine on chrome* see also: can't login to chase.com: chase displays a full screen login form in place of th… (read more)

edx complains of too many login attempts (!?), but *login works fine on chrome*

see also: can't login to chase.com: chase displays a full screen login form in place of the home page, which doesn't actually let you login. site is fully functional in brave browser

Asked by mikeyfinn 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Broken window layout on when opening browser in Ubuntu Linux (KDE)

Hello. I got a little problem with firefox starting with somewhat broken window layout on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with KDE desktop environment. Tried to google for it uns… (read more)

Hello.

I got a little problem with firefox starting with somewhat broken window layout on my Ubuntu 20.04 desktop with KDE desktop environment. Tried to google for it unsuccessfully, so here I am. Whenever I start firefox after cold boot or a full reboot, it runs like on a screenshot. The workaround for fixing that is to resize window and then make it maximized again. I am not quite sure, is it a problem of browser, video driver, or desktop environment, but it occurs for me only on firefox.

  • Appeared several versions ago, present on current version I use: 89.0.2 (64-bit)
  • Does not appear when i load windows 10 on this PC.
  • Video card: Nvidia 1660S driver ver.460

Does anyone heard of that problem? Would be glad to know any details to address this problem.

Asked by ezikelavaddon 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Firefox Nightly not auto updating in Linux

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrat… (read more)

Firefox Nightly cannot be found in the 'Software' store, so probably the only way to download it is by going to the website and getting a tar.bz2 file. I got that, extrated it and placed it in the/opt folder, made an application shortcut, added an icon, and now it's working like a normal app. The problem arises when it tries to auto-update. Firefox Nightly updates very frequently, sometimes more than once per day, and on windows, I used to get a notification saying that a new update is released, and if i wanted to install it. Clicking yes, Firefox would update and restart within moments, and restore all my tabs and windows seamlessly. Here on Linux, I have to manually download the new tar.bz2 file, extract it, replace it in the specified folder, and launch Firefox Nightly again, and again and again usually once per every alternate day, whenever the new update comes. Is there a solution for this? Will Firefox someday release a .deb file for easy installation and updates? My PC : Dell Optiplex 3070 OS : Zorin OS 16 Core (based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

Asked by singhgere 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

IN-LINUX RPM BASED - LIVE STREAMING VIDEOS NOT PLAYING IN [YOUTUBE]

Hi, Mozila Firefox team and Technical Support Always experienced, the best browser "Firefox". In Linux "RPM based", specially using Red Hat, Oracle Linux, Centos and may … (read more)

Hi, Mozila Firefox team and Technical Support

Always experienced, the best browser "Firefox".

In Linux "RPM based", specially using Red Hat, Oracle Linux, Centos and may be in other distributions,

live streaming videos are not playing using YOUTUBE.

Firefox shows Error: "Your browser can't play this videos".

Note: In Ubuntu Linux, plays correctly no issue.

Riaz Bashir

Asked by mriazkse 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Ver 90.0 Menu Bar, About Mozilla Firefox

Some have reported that the 90.0 update has messed with the Menu Bar text colour. In the "Dark" theme, the tabs are black, the Menu Bar is black and the Menu Bar text is … (read more)

Some have reported that the 90.0 update has messed with the Menu Bar text colour. In the "Dark" theme, the tabs are black, the Menu Bar is black and the Menu Bar text is black. I can confirm this on Linux Mint 20.1 and Win 10 21H1. I Also confirmed it to be working correctly on ver 89 for both Mint and Win. I also confirmed that the update for ver 89 turned on automatic updates for Firefox (Linux and Win) without notifiying me that it was changing my settings and ver 90 appears to no longer allow user control of updates.

Also, About Mozilla Firefox, Ver 90.0 (64-bit), says it's for Linux Mint 1.0 Is it possible that this is the reason the Menu Bar is messed-up in the Dark Theme?

Asked by wa5uxf 1 week ago

Last reply by jglen490 1 week ago

Widevine

I am on a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) running Ubuntu MATE. I am trying to play Spotify via the web player, but I don't have Widevine installed. However, I can't find a setting a… (read more)

I am on a Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) running Ubuntu MATE. I am trying to play Spotify via the web player, but I don't have Widevine installed. However, I can't find a setting anywhere to enable it or download it. Could someone point me in the right direction as to where I can install it properly and get it up and running? Thanks!

Asked by JacksonCooke 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Maybe some shortcuts (e.g. Control B) should be disabled by default

Hi, some shortcuts are so generally known and used everywhere and the fact that Firefox intercepts them changing their behavior may be confusing. Let's take Control B for… (read more)

Hi, some shortcuts are so generally known and used everywhere and the fact that Firefox intercepts them changing their behavior may be confusing. Let's take Control B for example: it is generally used (e.g. by every online editor or composer, like Gmail ) to set a bold font at the selected text. In Firefox this triggers instead opening bookmarks list, which is highly confusing. Shouldn't this shortcut be disabled by default? Or at least create an extremely evident (e.g. in the welcome page after install) way to disable it. Thank you

Asked by vincenzo.caselli 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

I don't know whether is was the the 87 update or the 88 update, but the Linux version of Firefox does *not* permit the viewing of a pdf in the browser

I am the webmaster for a church website. As you will see about the collected data on my computer, I work on a Linux computer. Because of the pandemic, the church has be… (read more)

I am the webmaster for a church website. As you will see about the collected data on my computer, I work on a Linux computer. Because of the pandemic, the church has been worshipping using livestream video run from the church's website. To aid parishioners with the service, we post pdfs of the Service Bulletin, Readings for the Day, and other aids to participate in the service.

Up until, I think, Firefox 87, in testing the webpage before publishing, I was able to open the pdf links in a new tab. Now, when I try to test the pdf links, Firefox prompts me to save the pdf and I cannot view it online. Given that the pdfs were generated on my computer and exist in my files, It is somewhat ridiculous that I'm being prompted to save the pages.

However, because I also have a Windows machine, I know that this is not happening on all of Firefox, just on the Linux version,

How can I alert Firefox to get this fixed. When I'm not acting as a webmaster, I have occasion to click on a pdf link and it is annoying that it will not display in the browser and and opens up a "save" box.

Asked by bdjim 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Rendering Glitches in Firefox/Firefox Developer Edition

The First Image is of the URL bar. If you look closely, some of the parts are chipped. The Second Image is of a Button. It's chipped in all sides. The Third Image is a… (read more)

  1. The First Image is of the URL bar. If you look closely, some of the parts are chipped.
  2. The Second Image is of a Button. It's chipped in all sides.
  3. The Third Image is a string of dots and hyphens that I've selected with my cursor. It's weirdly torn in the middle.

The Issue is on both Firefox Developer Edition and the normal Firefox. Both are the latest versions. Both are installed on my OS.

I'm on Parrot OS 4.11. I've tried changing the window compositor which is Metacity(Marco) but that doesn't solve the issue. Kernel is 5.10.0-6parrot1-amd64. I'm running on integrated graphics. No third-party graphics driver.

I have Ubuntu installed too and the problem isn't there in Ubuntu. So It's in Parrot. I heavily use Firefox for Web Surfing and Development.

All of them are fresh installs from the official website.

Asked by modifieddead24 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

guce yahoo mail and clearing cache?

I'm not sure if the two are interlinked, but I 'clear data' every now and again. However, I've noticed that this time, I was unable to clear the 10kb of data under 'cache… (read more)

I'm not sure if the two are interlinked, but I 'clear data' every now and again.

However, I've noticed that this time, I was unable to clear the 10kb of data under 'cached web content'. I've tried shutting down and restarting to no avail.

I've eventually resorted to removing the profile folder under App Data, but is there anything I should be concerned about?

To my understanding, the redirection to guce.yahoo.com when trying to log in to my mail isn't malicious. It took me to an error page citing security, but I understand this is expected if ad-blockers are on. I'm set on 'never remember history'.

Is this all just coincidental? Encountering guce and unable to clear cached web content? Anywhere else I need to check / remove?

Asked by XPFox 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Settings / preference page zoom?

I usually leave the default zoom under general settings at 100%, but when I'm in the settings / preference page, I usually set it at 90%. However, in my attempt to clear … (read more)

I usually leave the default zoom under general settings at 100%, but when I'm in the settings / preference page, I usually set it at 90%.

However, in my attempt to clear cache on another issue, I ticked site preferences and offline web site data under clear all history. Ever since, the 90% under about:preferences does not stick like it did previously.

Setting the default zoom at 90% under General sticks, but it also applies 90% under general browsing - which is not what I want.

How could I get back to my previous settings?

Thanks.

Asked by XPFox 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Not showing comments in certain websites

Clicking "Show more comments" on Facebook does nothing (I browse it without an account), also no comments are shown in Cracked.com, I haven't noticed if other sites don't… (read more)

Clicking "Show more comments" on Facebook does nothing (I browse it without an account), also no comments are shown in Cracked.com, I haven't noticed if other sites don't show comments. I use Ubuntu 20.04 (when I first opened FF on this pc it had the gnome icon and I hadn't checked for this problem before importing my old profile with add-ons, now it doesn't show the icon for some reason), I tried safe mode, refresh firefox, creating new profile, uninstalling and deleting home/.mozilla folder, no luck. Before I got this pc I used my old laptop with windows 7 and I'm pretty sure I had the same problem with facebook comments that had started some time earlier.

Asked by Ausemika 3 months ago

Last reply by csts 2 weeks ago

Need help with my userChrome.css and window controls

I'm trying to get Firefox to obey my window control order. For me, the window controls are on the left with the order of Close, Maximize, Minimize. But Firefox does not l… (read more)

I'm trying to get Firefox to obey my window control order. For me, the window controls are on the left with the order of Close, Maximize, Minimize. But Firefox does not like that and puts it like macOS with Close, Minimize, Maximize.

So I got this going

#TabsToolbar {
  direction: ltr;
}

#tabbrowser-tabs {
  direction: ltr;
}

.titlebar-buttonbox {
  display: flex;
}

.titlebar-min {
  order: 2;
}

.titlebar-max {
  order: 1;
}

And it works well. But here is the problem, when the window becomes Maximized, the order changes to Maximize, Close, Minimize, as seen here in the photo. Anyone got some advice?

Asked by cman1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How to Remove HSTS from URL Test Server Url in Browser?

I have a prod server (example.com) and local vbox vm test server (test.example.com), both running nextcloud. I am developing using Ubuntu Mozilla Firefox 89.0.2 The test… (read more)

I have a prod server (example.com) and local vbox vm test server (test.example.com), both running nextcloud. I am developing using Ubuntu Mozilla Firefox 89.0.2

The test server uses example.com, but has a domain alias test.example.com, that I use to differentiate between test and prod when working.

I accidentally added the following HSTS apache2 directive to my test server:

   <IfModule mod_headers.c>
     Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15552000; includeSubDomains"
   </IfModule>

The net result, is that I can't open the test nextcloud site and the prod nextcloud simultaneously in my browser because `test.example.com` will suddenly switch to `https://test.example.com` and lock me out.

I have researched and tried all multiple different methods to remove HSTS from test url, which are:

1.) The "Forget About This Website" method via the firefox browser history for both test.example.com and example.com

2.) I tried deleting "Site Preferences", using "Everything" as the time period, under Privacy & Security Settings (I went to the max and deleted cache, cookies, browser history, -everything-)

3.) I edited "SiteSecurityServiceState.txt" located in my browser profile folder.

4.) I also used about:config and switched `security.mixed_content.block_display_content` from "false" to "true"

5.) I also made the file `SiteSecurityServiceState.txt` as to to completely HSTS in the browser, yet the problem still persists. (even tried deleting it)

5.) Also, in my `/var/www/config/config.php` for nextcloud, I have also edited the trusted domains section as follows:

   'trusted_domains' =>
     array (
     0 => 'test.example.com',
       ),

All of this has failed to permanently correct the problem. I might be able to access test.example.com for a short period of time, but if prod server example.com is opened the problematic `https://test.example.com` returns.

And FYI, `https://hstspreload.org/?domain=example.com` still shows:

   Warning: Unnecessary HSTS header over HTTP
The HTTP page at http://example.com sends an HSTS header. This has no effect over HTTP, and should be removed.

Help :-/

Asked by dragonsway 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

META CONTENT-TYPE seems to be ignored

When a web site specifies META HTTP-EQUIV="CONTENT-TYPE" CONTENT="text/html; charset=Windows-1254 in the page header, and I load that page, I see that the View -> Text… (read more)

When a web site specifies META HTTP-EQUIV="CONTENT-TYPE" CONTENT="text/html; charset=Windows-1254 in the page header, and I load that page, I see that the View -> Text Encoding -> is set for Unicode.. And the page appears broken.. Shouldn't old web sites like this "appear" normally if they specified the charset in the header? If I manually select "Automatic" in the View->Text Encoding menu. then THAT page appears fine, but as soon as I click something else on the same site, the story repeats -- back to Unicode and broken characters, even though every page of the web site specifies Windows-1254 as the encoding.

Asked by turgut kalfaoglu 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Bookmarnk menu lines are too narrow, how can I customize it or restore its default style?

I'm using Firefox developer edition 90.0b12 As seen in the attached picture, the bookmark menu lines are too narrow. If I recall correctly, a couple years ago I customize… (read more)

I'm using Firefox developer edition 90.0b12

As seen in the attached picture, the bookmark menu lines are too narrow.

If I recall correctly, a couple years ago I customized it, but now I can't find any userChrome.css file anywhere.

How can I find why is it being displayed like that? or how can I restore its default display?

Thanks a lot

Asked by opensas 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Browser not letting me access yahoo.mail

I switched from yahoo browser to Fire Fox browser. I now cannot access my yahoo.mail. I believe I saw once that the webpage is not secure. However, I need access for coll… (read more)

I switched from yahoo browser to Fire Fox browser. I now cannot access my yahoo.mail. I believe I saw once that the webpage is not secure. However, I need access for collecting emails and files. What can be done for me to access it. Thank you.

Asked by wjt400 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 weeks ago