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Using the --new-tab and --search CLI options together doesn't work properly

When I use the `--search` CLI option, Firefox searches the supplied term in a new window. I want it to open itself in a new tab instead, so I tried out the following com… (read more)

When I use the `--search` CLI option, Firefox searches the supplied term in a new window.

I want it to open itself in a new tab instead, so I tried out the following combination of CLI options:

``` $ firefox --new-tab --search "example" ```

Firefox does search for the given term, but it opens itself in a new window instead of a new tab, thus ignoring the `--new-tab` option.

Am I doing something wrong?

Asked by wympo 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

No response on my bugs.

I have started posting bugs of Firefox in Bugzilla for almost 6 months now(though the number of bugs is 3). I have noticed that the bugs really had no response for nearly… (read more)

I have started posting bugs of Firefox in Bugzilla for almost 6 months now(though the number of bugs is 3). I have noticed that the bugs really had no response for nearly then(almost 6 months), so is it the way bugs are handled?, like they take long time to address( just asking as I though the process to be relatively fast) or is it something that I might be doing wrong in reporting a bug. I searched online and have been looking at assigning the bug( what I understood). So, how to do it if there exists something like assigning and will it increase the movement on my bugs??

Asked by Bhaumik Tripathi 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Tab/Program Brightness

Hello support, is there any way (other than the one plugin I found that did not work for some reason) to adjust firefox' general brightness (or that of an individual ta… (read more)

Hello support,

is there any way (other than the one plugin I found that did not work for some reason) to adjust firefox' general brightness (or that of an individual tab) ?

Also changing my monitors brightness would not work for me as I am trying to test a website I develop (using firefox to visualize it) and it is rather just the large difference between my editor (which's brightness you can not adjust) and the browser that is very unpleasent when I switch back and forth (like when trying to fix a bug).

Kindest regards.

Jonas Behr

Asked by jonas.behr 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

OneDrive workbook problem

So I have an Excel workbook in my onedrive from MS, It was working fine on my firefox browser in my Ubuntu OS, last week it started to delete my cell's information whenev… (read more)

So I have an Excel workbook in my onedrive from MS, It was working fine on my firefox browser in my Ubuntu OS, last week it started to delete my cell's information whenever I pressed the enter, tab or arrow keys, I contacted the MS support and they get me to opened the same file on a chrome browser and worked fine... I still want to use my firefox browser but this problem is very annoying, please help me sort it out!!!

Asked by ricardocrbb 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Google Maps Street View

When the little yellow man is placed on to the map, and a direction arrow is clicked, the view just continues to spin round. Clicking on the 'X' in the top right hand cor… (read more)

When the little yellow man is placed on to the map, and a direction arrow is clicked, the view just continues to spin round. Clicking on the 'X' in the top right hand corner terminates street view. This does not happen with other browsers.

My OS is Debian 12, Firefox is the latest version 115.9.1esr (64bit).

Asked by johnh009 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefox does not display background color in option tags

I am trying to use a <select> tag to display a color selector. So each <option> has a background color to match its displayed text: ```<select id="stroke… (read more)

I am trying to use a <select> tag to display a color selector. So each <option> has a background color to match its displayed text:

```<select id="strokeColor" name="strokeColor" style="width: 10em;">

             <option value="black" style="background: #000000; text: #FFFFFF">
                     black
             </option>

<option value="aqua" style="background: #00FFFF">

                     aqua
             </option>

<option value="blue" style="background: #0000FF">

                     blue
             </option>

<option value="brown" style="background: #A52A2A">

                     brown
             </option>

<option value="gray" style="background: #808080">

                     gray
             </option>

<option value="green" style="background: #00FF00">

                     green
             </option>

<option value="magenta" style="background: #FF00FF">

                     magenta
             </option>

<option value="orange" style="background: #FFA500">

                     orange
             </option>

<option value="purple" style="background: #800080">

                     purple
             </option>

<option value="red" style="background: #FF0000">

                     red
             </option>

<option value="white" style="background: #FFFFFF">

                     white
             </option>

<option value="yellow" style="background: #FFFF00">

                     yellow
             </option>

<option value="#000000" selected="" style="background: #000000">

                     #000000
             </option>
         </select>```

On Chrome this displays as expected:

https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2024-04-18-22-02-25-eebbd5.png

But on Firefox the background colors are ignored:

https://assets-prod.sumo.prod.webservices.mozgcp.net/media/uploads/images/2024-04-18-22-02-35-bd90ee.png

How can I get Firefox to display the background colors?

Asked by jamescobban 1 month ago

Last reply by Paul 3 weeks ago

I want to write an addon firewall but it fails

#!/bin/bash # Verzeichnis erstellen mkdir FoxyAddOnFirewall cd FoxyAddOnFirewall || exit # package.json erstellen cat <<EOF > package.json { "title": "Foxy A… (read more)

#!/bin/bash

# Verzeichnis erstellen
mkdir FoxyAddOnFirewall
cd FoxyAddOnFirewall || exit

# package.json erstellen
cat <<EOF > package.json
{
  "title": "Foxy AddOn Firewall",
  "name": "foxy-addon-firewall",
  "description": "A Firefox addon to control internet access for other addons",
  "author": "Your Name",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "license": "MIT"
}
EOF

# background.js erstellen
cat <<EOF > background.js
var permissionManager = Components.classes["@mozilla.org/permissionmanager;1"]
                        .getService(Components.interfaces.nsIPermissionManager);

// Addon-Liste abrufen
function getAllAddons() {
    var {AddonManager} = Components.utils.import("resource://gre/modules/AddonManager.jsm", {});
    return new Promise(function(resolve, reject) {
        AddonManager.getAllAddons(function(addons) {
            resolve(addons);
        });
    });
}

// GUI aktualisieren
function updateUI() {
    getAllAddons().then(function(addons) {
        var addonList = document.getElementById("addon-list");
        addonList.innerHTML = ""; // Zurücksetzen der Liste

        addons.forEach(function(addon) {
            var listItem = document.createElement("li");
            listItem.textContent = addon.name;
            
            var blockButton = document.createElement("button");
            blockButton.textContent = "Block";
            blockButton.addEventListener("click", function() {
                blockInternetAccessForAddon(addon);
            });

            listItem.appendChild(blockButton);
            addonList.appendChild(listItem);
        });
    });
}

// Internetzugriff für ein bestimmtes Addon blockieren
function blockInternetAccessForAddon(addon) {
    var host = addon.getResourceURI("").host;
    permissionManager.remove(host, "allAccess");
    console.log("Internetzugriff für " + addon.name + " wurde blockiert.");
}

document.addEventListener("DOMContentLoaded", function() {
    updateUI(); // GUI beim Laden der Seite aktualisieren
});
EOF

# index.html erstellen
cat <<EOF > index.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Foxy AddOn Firewall</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
</head>
<body>
  <h1>Foxy AddOn Firewall</h1>
  <p>Welcome to Foxy AddOn Firewall!</p>

  <h2>Installed Addons:</h2>
  <ul id="addon-list">
    <!-- Addon-Liste wird hier eingefügt -->
  </ul>

  <script src="background.js"></script>
</body>
</html>
EOF

# style.css erstellen
cat <<EOF > style.css
body {
  font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
  background-color: #f0f0f0;
  text-align: center;
}

h1 {
  color: #007bff;
}

h2 {
  margin-top: 20px;
}

ul {
  list-style-type: none;
  padding: 0;
}

li {
  margin-bottom: 10px;
}

button {
  background-color: #007bff;
  color: white;
  border: none;
  padding: 5px 10px;
  border-radius: 5px;
  cursor: pointer;
}

button:hover {
  background-color: #0056b3;
}
EOF

# manifest.json erstellen
cat <<EOF > manifest.json
{
  "manifest_version": 2,
  "name": "Foxy AddOn Firewall",
  "version": "1.0",
  "description": "A Firefox addon to control internet access for other addons",
  "icons": {
    "48": "icon.png"
  },
  "permissions": [
    "management"
  ],
  "browser_action": {
    "default_popup": "index.html",
    "default_icon": "icon.png"
  }
}
EOF

# Icon herunterladen
wget -O icon.png "https://img.icons8.com/ios-filled/50/000000/firewall.png"

# Installationsanweisungen anzeigen
echo "FoxyAddOnFirewall wurde erfolgreich initialisiert!"
echo "Um das Addon in Firefox zu installieren:"
echo "1. Öffnen Sie Firefox und geben Sie 'about:debugging' in die Adressleiste ein."
echo "2. Klicken Sie auf 'Dieses Firefox installieren' unter 'Temporäre Add-ons laden'."
echo "3. Navigieren Sie zum Verzeichnis 'FoxyAddOnFirewall' und wählen Sie die 'manifest.json' Datei aus."
echo "4. Das Addon wird nun installiert und kann verwendet werden."

Asked by j.sobiech 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

YouTube line spacing is broken on Firefox (but not on other browsers - eg Vivaldi)

For the last few months YouTube appears to have broken CSS and text in multi-line blocks is broken and overlaps. I'd guess this is only for text that auto line wraps. Th… (read more)

For the last few months YouTube appears to have broken CSS and text in multi-line blocks is broken and overlaps. I'd guess this is only for text that auto line wraps. The example screenshot is of a pseudo dialog but the problem is everywhere on multi-line text in YouTube.

I'm running Firefox 124.0.2 (64-bit) on Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20240419 KDE Plasma Version: 6.0.4 KDE Frameworks Version: 6.1.0 Qt Version: 6.7.0 Kernel Version: 6.8.7-1-default (64-bit) Graphics Platform: Wayland Processors: 32 × 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900K Memory: 62.6 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon RX 6650 XT Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Product Name: Z790 AORUS ELITE AX

Asked by noh.spam 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

mouse pointer

mouse pointer is nice size in general but becomes VERY small when I go into websites. this happens when i use either floorp or firefox but is fine when i use chrome( woul… (read more)

mouse pointer is nice size in general but becomes VERY small when I go into websites. this happens when i use either floorp or firefox but is fine when i use chrome( would rat5her not use google). i just don't see where I can fix this in Firefox settings

Asked by bill morin 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

firefox private mode language error

I use firefox on fedora 38 and after update firefox about a month ago . i got this error when use private mode ,for thai languge it just error but in normal mode it ok . … (read more)

I use firefox on fedora 38 and after update firefox about a month ago . i got this error when use private mode ,for thai languge it just error but in normal mode it ok .

Asked by SD SD 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Videos automatically play after a short period of time after being paused (Ubuntu 22.04)

When I pause a video (any site) and go to another tab / stay on the site, after a seemingly random amount of time the video starts playing again. I'm using latest Firef… (read more)

When I pause a video (any site) and go to another tab / stay on the site, after a seemingly random amount of time the video starts playing again.

I'm using latest Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04 (snap).

I've tried (didn't work):

  • Disabling media hardware controls through about:config
  • Disabling autoplay through about:config

Asked by Pawel Len 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Unintended scroll to top of page

browsing website (reddit or amazon for example), the window scrolls to the top every time I move the mouse. doesn't happen all the time though, and only in Firefox. I've … (read more)

browsing website (reddit or amazon for example), the window scrolls to the top every time I move the mouse. doesn't happen all the time though, and only in Firefox. I've serached the internet and can't find anything related. Please help

Asked by myblackfrog 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Change Firefox filename pattern for Take Screenshots

Firefox can take screenshots of pages or screenshots of custom areas of pages. According to the documentation, when we download the image, the filename should follow the… (read more)

Firefox can take screenshots of pages or screenshots of custom areas of pages.

According to the documentation, when we download the image, the filename should follow the pattern: Screen Shot yyy-mm-dd at hh.mm.ss.png. If I use the :screenshot at the console, the pattern works as documented.

But Firefox is using a different pattern when I choose Take Screenshot from the context menu. The pattern includes the page's title. Example: Screenshot 2024-04-14 at 18-35-16 General ‹ Settings ‹ Geomaster Lda — WordPress.png.

Since the page title can have non common filename characters, I have problems with such filenames. My uploads to MediaWiki fails with such filenames. I know I can report or improve MediaWiki, but my question here is quite simple.

Can I change the Firefox's default pattern for Take Screenshot's downloads?

Asked by Jorge Gustavo Rocha 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

when can we have firefox with the translator switches OFF?

hi, When can we have firefox with translation set OFF by default? I mean, it's pretty unfair that intelligent people have to keep turning off the dumb translator... al… (read more)

hi,

When can we have firefox with translation set OFF by default?

I mean, it's pretty unfair that intelligent people have to keep turning off the dumb translator... all the time... We need a setting, openly available, in the Edit/Settings menu, where it belongs, an option to switch it off. In fact, when it first asks if we want a page translated, we need an option: never ask this again...

All we can see is "go under the hood of firefox, config:option, go into the about:config section where 10 of 10 million people will ever get... and there find your way to disable this horrible translator". When can we expect an option in the pop-up: "never ask me this question again"?

The translator in this offensive form has been around since 2023... I seems high time we didn't have to bother with this anymore...

Peter

- - - Thank you for developing firefox and keeping it intelligent - - -

Asked by jepe69 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

What and where is my Security Key and how do I touch it?

Please see the attached image. Firefox believes I have a security key. What is a security key? Where do I find it? Why does Firefox think I have one? And why is the… (read more)

Please see the attached image.

Firefox believes I have a security key.

What is a security key? Where do I find it? Why does Firefox think I have one?

And why is there no helpful information to explain this confusing UX?

Asked by kurrent93 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Popups still appear despite blocking

Hi, Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup block… (read more)

Hi,

Some websites still managed to smuggle in popups despite all the blockings. I use as add-ons: privacy badger, no-script, ublock origin and recently tried popup blocker (strict) and even have the 'block pop-up windows' enabled. I also tried to fiddle around in ´about:config´ but nothing helps. I think it's a recent occurrence as I don't remember having this problem, let's say, a couple of months ago.

The funny thing is that this problem doesn't occur in opera-browser (in which I hardly use extensions).

The websites that this occurs are: arabicpost.net (a pop-up will occur about 10 sec after right-clicking a new tab). focus.de (a video pop-up will occur if there's a video in it). Again opera-browser blocks all of this. I expect there will be other websites to add in the future.

Please help. S.O.S. -> g.o.i.n.g..i.n.s.a.n.e!

Asked by b.hawassa 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

huge bloating with version 124.0.4 Linux64

latest 124.0.2 causing severe problems, it will near instantly bloat to fill all RAM and SWAP even in safe mode causes system load over 24! only solution is to reboot ve… (read more)

latest 124.0.2 causing severe problems, it will near instantly bloat to fill all RAM and SWAP even in safe mode causes system load over 24! only solution is to reboot very problematic on for ex: https://epg.pw/xmltv/epg_CA.xml hard to get a screencap since system is nearly totally unresponsive. RAM is ok SSD is ok MX Linux is ok

Asked by Galen Thurber 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Firefox Debian significantly slower page loads than Chromium Debian

Hello, have been scratching my head for a while on this one. Have a freshly setup install of Debian 12, using Sway (wayland) as my Window Manager. I am really struggling … (read more)

Hello, have been scratching my head for a while on this one. Have a freshly setup install of Debian 12, using Sway (wayland) as my Window Manager. I am really struggling with slowness in Firefox, page loads take easily 15 seconds whereas loading the exact same page in another window at the same time with Chromium Debian build has near instantaneous load times. I've tried the following troubleshooting steps: - Created a new firefox profile - Tried "Troubleshooting Mode" in Firefox - Disabled ipv6 in firefox about:config and in Debian - Tried different DNS servers - Tried different non-debian specific builds of Firefox - Tried Firefox Beta and Firefox Nightly for Debian

None of these steps made any difference, and Chromium has continued to be significantly faster. Am really stuck here and would love to get to the bottom of this as Firefox is the only browser that works with a HiDPI display in Sway without blurryness. Happy to provide any and all diagnostics and reports that are needed. Thanks in advance!

EDIT: It seems to be some kind of networking issue, using a VPN solves it. But still doesn't explain why Chromium would behave differently.

Asked by Samuel (+Uni) 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Tabs not completely shifted over to the left.

Hello Good People, I installed Firefox a few days ago and it was looking good. I don't like that icon in the top-left hand so I right clicked it and removed it. All was … (read more)

Hello Good People,

I installed Firefox a few days ago and it was looking good. I don't like that icon in the top-left hand so I right clicked it and removed it. All was good. However, today there is a blank black space in the corner as if the icon was back (but without an actual icon). It's only a small thing but it bugs me. I want the tabs to be shifted all the way over to the left like they have been up to today. It's triggering my OCD. Anyway, any advice appreciated.

Best Wishes

Matt Hammond

Asked by m.p.hammond 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago