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After being offline, sometimes Firefox can't connect until restarted

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having troub… (read more)

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". The only fix is to close Firefox and open it again. Going offline doesn't always do this, and while I'm not sure of what exactly causes this to happen, a way to easily reproduce it is:

  • Turn off the Wi-Fi;
  • Reboot the computer;
  • Open Firefox;
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi;

After the computer is connected, refreshing the page sends you to "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". You have to restart Firefox.

A way that doesn't 100% reproduce it, but works enough times, is to reboot the computer without turning off the Wi-Fi, and open Firefox as soon as possible (before the computer manages to connect to the router, which is the part that isn't always consistent). Rarely, it happens after suspending the computer, or after a disconnection due to an unstable connection. I can reproduce it in Firefox's safe mode. I have a hunch that maybe this is related to networking drivers.

I'm using a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 (Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)), Linux NixOS 22.11 (I don't know about Windows).

Ask me for any log you might need.

This is kinda a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1078253, except that their solution does nothing to me.

Asked by Martino 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

gnat sized mouse pointer Ubuntu Firefox

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, … (read more)

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, so I started asking myself, Self, "what might the differences be here?" Answer I got back: they (Ubuntu 22.04) have bowed to the god of SNAPpiness, and Manjaro still hasn't (gets updates from Mozilla rather than the snap store).

Am I on to something here? What else could be the difference between the two flavors of Linux? Any help would be greatly appreciated, my tired eyes have forced me to change default browser to Chrome or Edge, both of which don't seem to respect my privacy like Firefox. Interesting to note that Thunderbird doesn't have the "flea-size cursor" and it also is not using snap for updates.

Asked by mondalealex 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Tabs not visible

FFox 101.0.1 (64-bit) running in Linux Mint 20.3 Just installed the latest Mint (clean install) and the latest FFox. FFox tabs are arranged along the bottom of the window… (read more)

FFox 101.0.1 (64-bit) running in Linux Mint 20.3

Just installed the latest Mint (clean install) and the latest FFox.

FFox tabs are arranged along the bottom of the window! Tabs only appear below the bookmarks panel on the left. On the right, the browser panel is atop the tabs, so the tabs can't be seen. New tabs can't be seen. There appears to be no setting to control top/bottom tab placement -- of course, I want tabs across the top and visible, please. Help!

Also, above "Preferences" > "General" (about:preferences#general), there's an info box that says "Your browser is being managed by your organization". Help!


Regards, Mark.

Asked by Mark Filipak 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 6 days ago

AddBlock Plus

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone throug… (read more)

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone through the latest StartPage privacy protocol added to Firefox, but I am still beset with beastly adds. Hope you can help, Cordially, Joy

Asked by joy.breeze 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Mozilla VPN doesnt work on Kubuntu or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Unknown error code 100 Could not find the program '/snap/firefox/1154/usr/lib/firefox/firefox' Please send a full bug report at https://bugs.kde.org. … (read more)

Unknown error code 100 Could not find the program '/snap/firefox/1154/usr/lib/firefox/firefox' Please send a full bug report at https://bugs.kde.org.

Asked by montana.angelborisov 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago

MALWARE, TROJANS, VIRUSES IN THE .CACHE FOLDER OF FIREFOX FOR LINUX

I KEEP GETTING MALWARE, TROJANS, VIRUSES IN THE .CACHE FOLDER OF FIREFOX FOR LINUX IS THERE SOFTWARE OR ADD ON THAT WILL STOP THIS OR AN ANTIVIRUS ? I USE LINUX MINT 20.3… (read more)

I KEEP GETTING MALWARE, TROJANS, VIRUSES IN THE .CACHE FOLDER OF FIREFOX FOR LINUX

IS THERE SOFTWARE OR ADD ON THAT WILL STOP THIS OR AN ANTIVIRUS ?

I USE LINUX MINT 20.3 CINNAMON 64 BIT

NO MATER WHAT WEBSITE I USE I GET THEM, AND COMODO FOR LINUX WILL NOT INSTALL CORECTLY.

Asked by maurice639 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Why are you so hard on people with disabilities? --Dark Mode

I was using Firefox and Owl (the addon). I just upgraded to Fedora 36. I treid installing Owl and an alternative called "Dark Reader" and both cause a message stating th… (read more)

I was using Firefox and Owl (the addon).

I just upgraded to Fedora 36. I treid installing Owl and an alternative called "Dark Reader" and both cause a message stating they are corrupted.

I enabled dark mode in the browser. Google immediately changed to a dark background which I can more easily see. This site ignores the setting and is forcing me to work with very limited ivsion

I can barely make out the UI. I found what might be a solution at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1356233 but after hours trying to read it I gave up and am wirting here.

It is very frustrating that other sites respond to firefox settings and your support site does not.

Asked by ThePowerTool 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

Inconsistent behavior with date field in application on browser version 101.0.1

I have my web application built using angular v8.0. In one of the page, we construct a date field in the corresponding component.ts file as following. data: new Date(mod… (read more)

I have my web application built using angular v8.0. In one of the page, we construct a date field in the corresponding component.ts file as following.

data: new Date(modifiedAt).toLocaleDateString('en-US',
                          { weekday: 'long',
                             year: 'numeric', 
                             month: 'long',
                             day: 'numeric',
                             hour: '2-digit',
                             minute: '2-digit' }),

Here modifiedAt is variable of type Date. The data attribute is then passed to an HTML template in another component.ts file and using date pipe from angular framework, we format this value as shown in below code snippet to display it in UI.

<span class="table_data-wrapper" title="{{ data | date : 'dd LLLL yyyyy h:mm a' }}">
      {{ data | date : 'd LLLL yyyy h:mm a' }}
    </span>

Now in Firefox 101.0.1 when this page loads and tries to display this value, we are getting the following error in the browser console.

ERROR Error: InvalidPipeArgument: 'Unable to convert "Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 09:08 PM" into a date' for pipe 'ht'.

The same piece of code with no change in the 2 code snippets mentioned above in bold works just fine with older versions of Firefox. For e.g. with v 100.0 it works just fine and renders the date value appropriately. This issue is causing other things to break on our application in production. Can some one please provide help on what might be going wrong here ?

Thanks, Maneesh Sharma

Asked by maneessh 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago