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Firefox seems to forget download history after a few seconds + Downloads panel does not open

So this issue just started and it's really annoying. In order to actually see the downloads, I first have to enable the menu bar and then go Tools -> Downloads Clickin… (read more)

So this issue just started and it's really annoying.

In order to actually see the downloads, I first have to enable the menu bar and then go Tools -> Downloads

Clicking the ↓ button should open a panel of recent downloads but nothing appears when I click on it. Furthermore, the "download complete" notification that this panel provides are no longer present.

The animation for the panel still works though.

Is there a solution to this?

Asked by ExileFox 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 16 hours ago

Clear individual autofill entries on Linux

I am having trouble getting individual autofill entries in Firefox on Linux Mint deleted. There are a few I have in some lists for a couple different websites that have … (read more)

I am having trouble getting individual autofill entries in Firefox on Linux Mint deleted. There are a few I have in some lists for a couple different websites that have some spelling mistakes. I have a few hundred of them that are regularly used and I really do not want to clear them all and start over.

Highlighting them and hitting the delete key is not working, and using shift-delete (that works of Mac) is also not working. I have been searching and cannot seem to find an answer to why this is not working for my with Linux. Can anyone provide a solution or point me in the right direction?

Asked by Terpe75 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

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[Linux - Mint] Firefox is resetting its application volume in my mixer.

During video playback or audio playback, the volume in my sound mixer will suddenly be lowered to below 80% inexplicably. This happens constantly. And I can in fact make… (read more)

During video playback or audio playback, the volume in my sound mixer will suddenly be lowered to below 80% inexplicably. This happens constantly. And I can in fact make it do it by putting a video back, for example. It appears to be whenever the sound element of firefox is stopped and started it will reset itself, today to around 71%, but other days or instances to 85%.

No other apps on my system are having this issue, so I'm not sure where to begin!

Thanks in advance for any ideas..

Any ideas what could be causing this quite bizarre issue?

Asked by JNM92 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need… (read more)

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need my bookmarks, GOD PLEASE.

Asked by denielt 2 years ago

Last reply by gwh74137 1 year ago

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facebook container

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for i… (read more)

Hello good people, This is rather a request for advice than an issue report. I' ve learned about the facebook container add-on and wanted to know if there is a need for it if someone was making sure to exclusively open facebook.com in its own profile. Say you set up a profile(from about:profiles) namely "BIg Brothers" for notorious trackers like google, facebook , twitter etc so they can perpetually track each other with simple rules to observe like : - Never open an external(shared) link - Never access any other website through that profile.

Is there a particular feature the add-on is bringing up that the native interface is missing ? The other reason is add-ons are great but they tend to bloat the system impeding the browsing experience. I am the kind of guy who opens 7 concurrent tabs each running heavy js code so the lighter the better.

Thank you in advance,

Dom

Asked by domignon 2 years ago

Last reply by user2851622 1 year ago

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How do I turn off and lock out auto install (auto download of update is OK) - make it so that I get to choose when Firefox installs updates?

I just lost a website I wanted to view because Firefox did a background update and I cannot find an option where Firefox downloads the update, but gives me the choice whe… (read more)

I just lost a website I wanted to view because Firefox did a background update and I cannot find an option where Firefox downloads the update, but gives me the choice when to install it. (I don't have the link and get buried by ads when i try to google the website.) EVERY TIME AN UPDATE HAPPENS, IT ALWAYS STRIKES AT THE WORST POSSIBLE MOMENT! (Like when I'm working from home!)

THIS IS MY and I repeat MY computer. I CHOOSE WHERE AND WHEN THINGS HAPPEN. I need to find a way to FORCE FIREFOX TO WAIT UNTIL I AM READY FOR DOING THE UPDATE!!! Automatic installing of updates IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE. Downloading the update is fine, but I NEED THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE WHEN IT INSTALLS THE UPDATE!!!

Mozilla, you have NO RIGHTS IN MY COMPUTER, UNLESS I GIVE THEM TO YOU. I've been using Firefox for over a decade (and Thunderbird). I really don't want to change to something new - and forget ever going back to Windows (I DESPISE MICROSOFT!). Don't go the way of Microsoft - remember, IT'S OUR COMPUTER! We need the ability to install ON OUR SCHEDULE AND DON'T TRY TO FORCE US INTO A FALSE STEREOTYPE!

System - adequate hardware running Ubuntu 18.04LTS. Firefox 75.0 64 bit.

Asked by Archaeometrist 2 years ago

Last reply by Amelia 1 year ago

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Firefox snap package: how to open downloaded files?

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since I'm running through problems when downloading files: The only way I can view … (read more)

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!

The open with dialog box only give url script handler and firefox browser as options neither of each work

On ubuntu support it was suggested to remove snap package and install deb package, but what's the point of a snap package then?

It look s like firefox doesn't handle anything beyond home directory, while as said above chrome does instead

Any clues

Asked by chet10 2 years ago

Last reply by Zhian 1 year ago

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Trying to start several firefox instances

I am writing a C program, which needs to start several firefox windows. The problem is: I need to kill them later, so I need the process id. So I started each of them (vi… (read more)

I am writing a C program, which needs to start several firefox windows. The problem is: I need to kill them later, so I need the process id. So I started each of them (via fork and exec) with the argument "-new-instance", but get the error "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system." when a firefox process was already running (because there is just one allowed, I guess).

Is there a way to fix this problem, or at least get the pid of the process firefox connects to if i don't start it with "-new-instance"? By the way: It just has to work on one computer, so I can adjust settings etc. System: Arch Linux (Manjaro)

Thanks for your help

Asked by Sprinklerkopf 2 years ago

Last reply by Amelia 1 year ago

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PKCS#11 Security device stops allowing login of CAC credentials

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (… (read more)

Hello, I use Firefox 75.0 on an Ubuntu 18.04 system to access CAC enabled (smartcards) US government websites. Generally all works as desired. However, intermittently (couple times a day ---> once every few days) the browser simply, quietly refuses to allow the CAC to login, when I visit a CAC-secured site. A browser dialog is presented and asks for my PIN, but closes without error, yet the PIN is not accepted and the site (correctly) refuses access. In my troubleshooting, I found that if I look at the Security Devices tab under Privacy&Security, the PKCS#11 module shows the CAC as not logged in. If I attempt to log in at that page, I get the usual PIN dialog, but after submission, a new message box appears with the notice that "Log in failed", and I can see that module still says Log out.

It appears that some file lock or related mechanism is in effect and needs to be reset. The only solution I have been able to use is close Firefox completely (all windows), and restart. This works but not desired as I have several different sites I'm active on, and each requires separate logins.

Any suggestions for further troubleshooting would be appreciated. My forays into Google searches all end up as help to get CAC card working, which is not my problem. The card works until Firefox (or something related in the middleware) freezes and the only recourse is to restart.

Cheers, --Jim

Asked by Jim Parker 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 1 year ago

Last reply by ascaris 1 year ago

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Why are all authentication codes for enabling two-step authentication considered invalid?

I've been trying to enable two-step authentication, but Firefox doesn't recognize any code provided by Google or Microsoft Authenticator. I also tried to input the code m… (read more)

I've been trying to enable two-step authentication, but Firefox doesn't recognize any code provided by Google or Microsoft Authenticator. I also tried to input the code manually but the error is the same: "invalid code". And I did a search and found that other people are having the same problem.

When will this be fixed?

Asked by Fred 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When I look at amazon.com, it looks like this. Whatg have I done?

One day, I noticed that all Amazon.com pages look like this. I have no idea what I have done to cause this. What did I do? I am using Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 4 I hav… (read more)

One day, I noticed that all Amazon.com pages look like this. I have no idea what I have done to cause this. What did I do?

I am using Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 4

I have lost everything except some of the basic text. Other pages (non-Amazon) work fine.

Asked by ted.kell 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to recover user-data after firefox update

I am unable to restore my user-data (bookmarks, passwords, search suggestions, etc) after firefox update. I tried what is outlined in this article. But it didn't help. No… (read more)

I am unable to restore my user-data (bookmarks, passwords, search suggestions, etc) after firefox update. I tried what is outlined in this article. But it didn't help. None of the profiles in "about:profiles" had my previous data. Can anyone please help me in recovering my data?

Asked by bsparshbss 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Updating

When I try to update my firefox installation on ubuntu, if just downloads a .bz2 file, but there is no application to open it with. How do I open it ? Do I use the archi… (read more)

When I try to update my firefox installation on ubuntu, if just downloads a .bz2 file, but there is no application to open it with. How do I open it ? Do I use the archiver in ubuntu ? Is there any particular script in the archive that I should run for update rather than for fresh install ?

Asked by sundaresh 1 year ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 year ago

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When switching one from https address to another https address, I get an error message

When switching from https://contacts.google.com/label/5bfac7028aa4cb8f to https://contacts.google.com/label/label/4efcae250ec1dd98 I get the error message, "The requested… (read more)

When switching from https://contacts.google.com/label/5bfac7028aa4cb8f to https://contacts.google.com/label/label/4efcae250ec1dd98 I get the error message, "The requested URL was not found on this server. That’s all we know."

Asked by WmRobt 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Change location bar click selects all

Currently when I click inside the Location Bar the entire string is selected/highlighted. I don't want that, I want the old behavior where the first click positions the … (read more)

Currently when I click inside the Location Bar the entire string is selected/highlighted.

I don't want that, I want the old behavior where the first click positions the pointer at the place inside the string text where I clicked.

I have added these options (found in another Q):

browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll false browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll true

But they don't seem to work.

I'm using Firefox 76.0.1 on Linux, and the option to combine Search and Location bar.

Asked by prkos 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago