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Is there any way to prevent a website from adding history entries in the back button dropdown menu just because I clicked a button, which opened a confirmation modal, and closed the modal, remaining on the same initial page?

For instance there is a site I use, which has a list of my posts, with buttons to delete the posts. I click the delete button, this opens an "Are you sure?" modal window,… (read more)

For instance there is a site I use, which has a list of my posts, with buttons to delete the posts. I click the delete button, this opens an "Are you sure?" modal window, I click delete, the modal closes, I am on the same original list page with the same URL, but now I have another pseudo-page in my back button history that I have to go through.

If I do this with three more posts, I will have an additional three back button history dropdown entries to navigate back through.

When I exceed the number of entries shown in the dropdown, I have to keep clicking through the quasi-paginated list of duplicated back button history entries for the same exact page, to get back to the page I was on before ever going to the list page.

Asked by ddfox 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Download folder history?

Until recently, whenever I downloaded a file, the Firefox dialogue requesting the destination folder started out at the folder I last used to download a file from that we… (read more)

Until recently, whenever I downloaded a file, the Firefox dialogue requesting the destination folder started out at the folder I last used to download a file from that web site. Now it appears to always start in the last used folder, independent of web site. Since I seldom download more than one file at a time from a given web site, this means I have to navigate the directory tree for every download, which makes the whole process take two or three times as long as it used to. Is there any way to restore the old behavior? My searches on the web have only turned up suggestions that are accompanied by responses that say "That didn't work." (Running 101.0.1 on Ubuntu 18.04, if that matters.)

I know there are add-ons that will let me script the download folder selection process, and I'll go that route if I must, but I'm hoping that my preferred browser behavior is still available - "just works" is preferable to "you can beat it into submission if you try hard enough".

Asked by Darrell 1 week ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

Digital Rights Management

I'd like to watch the episodes I missed of Suspect on Channel 4. When attempting to do so, I get a 'Digital Rights Management (DRM) Not Enabled' message, even though it… (read more)

I'd like to watch the episodes I missed of Suspect on Channel 4.

When attempting to do so, I get a 'Digital Rights Management (DRM) Not Enabled' message, even though it is enabled in Preferences!

Google Widevine plugin is also activated

Any ideas please?

TIA

Tony

Asked by anthonybradley10 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Sparky build messed up - where my passwords?

So I have been some issues with my Debian bookworm (Gnome bugged out) and changed to Sparky ( not a massive update I know, it's the same repo anyway) . Once Sparky Firefo… (read more)

So I have been some issues with my Debian bookworm (Gnome bugged out) and changed to Sparky ( not a massive update I know, it's the same repo anyway) . Once Sparky Firefox upgraded to the latest version, I noticed some interesting behavior (tor running in the background and etc). I wasn't careful with playing gods with storage & cache, so had to again reinstall sparky. To my surprise my all passwords, bookmarks. add-ons are gone. I had just one account (was also using the dev browser for some time), so really it's awkward ad upsetting situation, any troubleshooting steps you can suggest?

Asked by nonzero 1 week ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 week ago

Cursor size

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. Ho… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. However, in Firefox the cursor always displayed in the smallest size.

Asked by shaishasag 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Picture-in-picture default settings

I recently did a fresh install of Firefox, and now picture-in-picture videos are defaulting always to the top-left corner of the screen and to not stay always on top; eac… (read more)

I recently did a fresh install of Firefox, and now picture-in-picture videos are defaulting always to the top-left corner of the screen and to not stay always on top; each time I open a video or refresh the page and re-start picture-in-picture it reverts to these defaults and I have to manually change it each time. Previously the default had been always on top and would show up in the location & at the size of my previous usage. I would like to adjust the default settings to make that happen again, but I can't find where to do that. I'd appreciate information on how to do this. Thank you!

Asked by strawberryleaves 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Reinstalled firefox and lost all bookmarks history and passwords

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very… (read more)

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very important info I lost!

Asked by solaarpunk 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

downloaded Applications what to do with

I was having problems with my email and was looking more closely at those settings as well as firefox/ deleted cache, cookies , etc. 5 months ago my email was hacked so … (read more)

I was having problems with my email and was looking more closely at those settings as well as firefox/ deleted cache, cookies , etc. 5 months ago my email was hacked so I am being extra cautious....

I just discovered there are many items listed that say to save the application. I do not recall adding these.... How did they get there? I recall whatever was listed I chose that I be asked what to do with it. Here is a screenprint so you can see what the items are. I use Linux. The only change I made after seeing this is to ask me about anything not listed. The answer had been to save. Should I change them all to ask me? Most of the items I do not use and or know what they are. Thanks ! [email-removed]

Asked by libre2012 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

fake website

I use Firefox for many years, no problems. But recently I got fake websites with www.maccabi4u.co.il and PayPal. What is wrong? I downloaded Chrome and it does not happen… (read more)

I use Firefox for many years, no problems. But recently I got fake websites with www.maccabi4u.co.il and PayPal. What is wrong? I downloaded Chrome and it does not happen.

Asked by bennylu7 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

Opening pdfs via "system handler" won't work (but other file types work)

Hello I want to open pdfs from firefox (snap 101.0.1) with the default application of the system (Xubuntu 22.04) and not open them in a new tab within forefox. But it doe… (read more)

Hello

I want to open pdfs from firefox (snap 101.0.1) with the default application of the system (Xubuntu 22.04) and not open them in a new tab within forefox.

But it does not work, as if there was a problem with the system handler but only for pdfs and not for other file formats.

More details :

  • I changed Preferences/general/Applications for pdfs to use either "always ask" (and then chose "open" " With system handler" when asked) or "default system application". In both cases the pdf is downloaded but not opened. If I right click on the downloaded pdf in the list of downloaded files and then chose "open with system handler", nothing happens.
  • Opening the pdf inside Firefox works well and opening pdfs saved on my disk (outside firefox) as well.
  • Opening other file format by choosing to open them from firefox with the system handler works well too (tested eg with .torrent, .xls, .tif,...).
  • I tried to change the default system application for pdf (Atril) to other softwares without success (Okular, Evince).
  • If I try to open a .djvu file with the "system handler" it is opened correctly using Atril which is the also default for pdfs... So Atril works for .djvu files but not for pdfs...
  • I tried to replace the handlers.json file from my profile by a handler.json file from a brand new profile, without success (I still have a backup of my old profile file if needed). I did that because opening with the system application worked before and the bug appeared after I changed all applications preferences to "always ask" (and there were a lot of them in my rather old handlers.json file).

I'm lost...

Asked by gilles.sanmartin 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Why was RSS support removed from Firefox?

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS: Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed. Live bookmark… (read more)

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS:

  • Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed.
  • Live bookmarks would actually subscribe to those feeds

I can understand removing Live Bookmarks. It's a big feature. I don't understand removing the (what I assume to be) XSLT stylesheet that made RSS feeds not look like a wall of XML. Does anybody know what the conversation was here? Are there minutes?

Even basic RSS support helps people interact with the web, and since Chrome and Firefox both dumped RSS, users are being driven further and further into the arms of "Platforms" who handle this stuff through black-box algorithms. And so much tracking.

Mozilla should reverse this one. Bring RSS back hard.

Asked by Oli Warner 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Loading previous session on reboot just spawns frozen window since version 100 on Ubuntu.

Hey there, Since upgrading to Firefox v100 a few weeks ago I've had incessant problems every time I reboot my laptop. If I leave Firefox running (i.e. I just hit shutdown… (read more)

Hey there,

Since upgrading to Firefox v100 a few weeks ago I've had incessant problems every time I reboot my laptop.

If I leave Firefox running (i.e. I just hit shutdown and let it sort itself out) then next time I boot up, and I try to open Firefox for it to load my prior session, it spawns a new window and just gets stuck forever. If I close Firefox before shutting down, however, it reloads itself just fine.

This has led to several lost sessions and having to restore using sessionstore, either when laptop has died or I've just shut the laptop down without thinking about it.

I run Kubuntu 20.04.

Thanks Chris

Asked by chris.phippen 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Focus/raise window when opening a new tab

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window. If this behavior is abnormal, not… (read more)

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window.

If this behavior is abnormal, note that I'm using KDE on Wayland (Ubuntu 22.04) with "Focus stealing prevention" off. If it's normal behavior, is there a way to change it?

Asked by aeon.descriptor 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Flash of unstyled content only in specific domain - ubuntu 20.04 - firefox 100.0.2

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I … (read more)

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I have tested with my phone and another laptop. Also tried multiple internet connections. I failed to find a way resolving this error.

Asked by alisamie97 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Xbox Series X (and Xbox One) Support

Hey, can you guys add Firefox to the Microsoft Store on Xbox Series X? I love Firefox and want to use it on my Xbox. Please add this it will make me happy. Thanks! … (read more)

Hey, can you guys add Firefox to the Microsoft Store on Xbox Series X? I love Firefox and want to use it on my Xbox. Please add this it will make me happy. Thanks!

Asked by Grape 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Paul 2 weeks ago

Turning off update notifications

Firefox 101 Xubuntu 20.04 I want to completely disable the Firefox pop-up notifications regarding updates. I have searched the web for an answer and cannot find anything… (read more)

Firefox 101 Xubuntu 20.04

I want to completely disable the Firefox pop-up notifications regarding updates. I have searched the web for an answer and cannot find anything workable. Can you please tell me how to accomplish this as the constant nagging is extremely annoying.

In about:config I have the following set with no success:

app.update.auto false app.update.download.promptMaxAttempts 0 app.update.elevation.promptMaxAttempts 0 app.update.enabled false app.update.interval 31536000 app.update.promptWaitTime 31536000 app.update.silent true browser.search.update false update false

Asked by Jeffery Small 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 2 weeks ago