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Firefox is not opening correctly

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text: <toolbarbutton <="" class="close-icon" id="UITourTooltipClo… (read more)

Hi today I opened my linux installation and Firefox is only getting a window with the text:

             <toolbarbutton <="" class="close-icon" id="UITourTooltipClose" pre="">

I tried to run from the console with the --MOZ_LOG_FILE flag and the generated file has absolutely no text in it.

Some information about my system: kernel: Linux localhost.localdomain 5.7.7-1-default #1 SMP Wed Jul 1 19:03:27 UTC 2020 (cba119b) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

OS: openSUSE 20200715

DE: KDE 5.72.0 / Plasma 5.19.3

Version: 78.0.2-1.1 (according to zypper info MozillaFirefox command)

</toolbarbutton>

Asked by Gresthol 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

When I start firefox there is always a second page that opens (to install google translate)

and I have already changed the starting page and indicated that for an extra page I want an empty page, but it keeps giving that page. This is since the last uodate. I do… (read more)

and I have already changed the starting page and indicated that for an extra page I want an empty page, but it keeps giving that page. This is since the last uodate. I don't want that because it is very enervating !

Asked by freddy.vermeiren 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Google Maps not able to Access Location

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on … (read more)

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on Google maps is greyed out, and when I hover over it it says that access is not allowed. Even though when I'm in google maps, the Address bar shows that my location access is allowed, as well as in the Firefox settings. I have refreshed the window multiple times, restarted Firefox, cleared all cookies, and restarted my computer. I've also toggled the enhanced tracking protection in the address bar to off, restarted the browser, still not working. Everything in the settings tells me that access is allowed, yet google maps still tells me that it is denied. Has anyone had this problem, or know of a workaround or how to fix this? Thanks! (Working on Firefox 75. with a MAC)

Asked by factorfineart 3 months ago

Answered by factorfineart 3 months ago

Some site cause my power led to lit up and the screen to blink but all is ok with chrome .

Lately ( maybe a month ) my screen started to act strangely when in the message center of Aliexpress . The power led in front of my lg 27ud58 lit up and the screen blinke… (read more)

Lately ( maybe a month ) my screen started to act strangely when in the message center of Aliexpress . The power led in front of my lg 27ud58 lit up and the screen blinked in repetition . The same thing occured when in other site with an interactive design . After making sure i was running with the latest drivers, i tested those site with chome and everything was fine . This problem imitate a faulty cable but why not in chrome ? I'm using Firefox 78.0.2 for Win7 .

Asked by micheldubois5 2 weeks ago

Last reply by micheldubois5 2 weeks ago

My Firefox Browser Is Being Accessed Remotely and cetain formerly secure websites are changed to insecure. I need help in securing my MAC IOS

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps wh… (read more)

A group of experienced hackers have made my devices their target. They continue to remove any security I try to place on my computer, i.e., downloading developer apps which allow them to administer the computer and devices.

They have maliciously targeted my business and sabotaged a lot of my apps so that they will not work. Going to the "Authorities" is a waste of time. so I will not discuss this.

I need help in tracing the street trash thugs who continue to access my computer, place malicious malware and worms on my computer so that it will not function at his required level, and replacing bonafide adds with fake apps so that they can control and conduct surveillance on all of my Apple Devices.

I have reported this problem to Apple and they are worthless. Not enough training, and the service is inferior.

I need upper level technical support to identify how they are manipulating my browsers so that they provide absolutely no security.

Malwarebytes is manipulated, Avast as well, and they have downloaded an app that allow them to share my screen and collect all of my passwords as they are individually entered.

Asked by expertsbk 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

hard drive become defective with W7

'my computer crashes (defective hard drive); I lost all my favorites! CAN I RECUPERER ??? How??? in advance thank you for reply.... with solution...!! ' 12juillet2020 … (read more)

'my computer crashes (defective hard drive); I lost all my favorites! CAN I RECUPERER ??? How??? in advance thank you for reply.... with solution...!! ' 12juillet2020

Asked by j-marc_gatineau 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Custom search engine query URL?

Hi, See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto ena… (read more)

Hi,

See attached for details. One feature I'm trying to setup with FF is search engine query URL shortcuts. Basically, it allows the user to type a letter and it auto enables that URL. In this case, we're using Reddit. Basically, it allow us to type 'R' followed by a space which then auto populates the query URL. We can then type in our requested subreddits. However, I haven't been able to get this to work with FF. The search engine function add-on in firefox only enables a general search instead of subreddit specific. Would love to hear any feedback and/or solutions. Thanks in advance.

Asked by CarpeDien 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 hangs trying to access websites but other browsers can

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on.… (read more)

I have been using firefox for years and am very happy with it. I have a Dell optiplex 7010 desktop. I am running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I do not have a firewall turned on. Apparently, my desktop browser was updated to Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) on 7-1-2020. Since that time, I have been unable to access any websites from Firefox including mozilla.org. I am connected through WiFi. After downloading the Opera browser I have been able to access any website with no problems. I read community troubleshooting on this issue and tried various fixes including turning off IPv6. I read the community article about turning off my personal firewall. I was unaware of using any firewall so I installed Gufw Firewall 18.04.0. Running this program shows my firewall status is "OFF". I checked my AT&T modem and could not find any firewall settings that specifically mentioned Firefox. I would like to continue using Firefox since I use it on my phone and laptop also use it.

My laptop is a Dell Vostro 1520 running Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS 64 bit. It also accesses the internet through the same WiFi. It currently has no problems loading web sites with Firefox version 78.0.1

Please help.

Asked by charles.goodrich 1 month ago

Answered by charles.goodrich 1 month ago

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Permission denied errors on some sites clicking on a button.

On some sites and a NextCloud installation, I suddenly cannot click on some links that report following error in the console: Uncaught Error: Permission denied to access … (read more)

On some sites and a NextCloud installation, I suddenly cannot click on some links that report following error in the console: Uncaught Error: Permission denied to access property "apply"

   jQuery 7
   clear searchprovider.js:292
   attach merged-index.js:11661
   jQuery 8
   _setCurrentDir merged-index.js:5820
   changeDirectory merged-index.js:5752
   actionHandler merged-index.js:3432
   action merged-index.js:2894
   _onClickFile merged-index.js:4757
   Underscore 3
   jQuery 2
       dispatch
       handle

I've checked and disabled add-ons to see if these were blocking somehow, but no result. It worked fine before, so my suspicion is something changed in FF78? Thanks!

Asked by artelse 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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browser says unsupported?

So I've been using firefox for a while now, and I really like it, but in the past few months it has suddenly decided that my browser is out of date (not the case, I'm run… (read more)

So I've been using firefox for a while now, and I really like it, but in the past few months it has suddenly decided that my browser is out of date (not the case, I'm running the latest update) and unsupported, even though it says firefox is supported. This happens on a lot of different sites. I tried resetting my useragent and clearing my cache and cookies, but nothing seems to have happened. I still get the bug. I submitted to webcompat too.

https://github.com/webcompat/web-bugs/issues/55085

Please help, its super irritating to deal with, and I don't want to have to switch browser.

Asked by caperantagonist 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

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parts of page flicker

I have the latest FF on my Windows desktop with no new add-ons. The past month or so when I load pages, usually ones that have a lot of ads, all the ads or other extras … (read more)

I have the latest FF on my Windows desktop with no new add-ons. The past month or so when I load pages, usually ones that have a lot of ads, all the ads or other extras on the page start flickering - the icons for stop loading and reload alternate back and forth fast. I can stop the flickering by clicking on one of those icons but why does it do that? It makes the whole page distracting to read. I sometimes have to do that for page after page.

Asked by cbrundage33 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Remove "Search with google" and "Search with amazom.co.uk" from the address bar drop down list

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are… (read more)

In version 75 when I click in the address bar, a list of my most common sites appears, but at the TOP of this list are search with google and also amazon.co.uk. These are options I do not want to see, just "my" web sites. How can I remove these two items from the drop down list? Thanks.

Asked by siroctopusuk 3 months ago

Answered by siroctopusuk 3 months ago

Speed testers NOT showing the actual experience

I live in the mountains of North Wales so am at the end of a lot of copper or (even) aluminium wires. I rotate ISPs regularly and have been at this shit since the WWW was… (read more)

I live in the mountains of North Wales so am at the end of a lot of copper or (even) aluminium wires. I rotate ISPs regularly and have been at this shit since the WWW was invented and have even bought a Cisco router to host our own web site in the 1990s. I KNOW that the ISPs manage my connection speeds, router management software WILL be more capable than the Cisco router we managed ourselves!! I notice a similar profile of getting the speeds that are advertised at the start of a contract and then to throttle it as they add more customers to the same kit that they lease from OpenReach; increased latency! I also get OpenReach business notifications and know that the ISPs pay OpenReach for not only bandwidth that they use but also the electricity that powers them, OpenReach also charge for shit loads more but lets stick to the simples! ALL the ISPs deny ANY management function which is disengenuous to say the least!! There is a worrying trend in businesses to not only have no usable phone numbers (I had about eight BT numbers when we had the Cisco Router but NONE work anymore) due to the telephony shit that infests what laughly passes for customer service these days. {Thinks: Is there an undisclosed word limit to this field!?!?? I daren't hit return to go to a new para 'cause it might send like the excreble messaging systems which pass for comms in these benighted days!! My point for the designers of Firefox is: when I try to do "Speed test I can count up to FIVE seconds before a Ping is registered which is never more than a 100ms so that's bollocks! Then it doesn't matter how many tabs I have open (often shit loads) the speeds that I get are independant and even when I'm "listening" to radio articles that doesn't effect the results either! A GENUINE speed test should be built into Firefox don't ya think??

Asked by Joe Stoner 1 month ago

Last reply by Joe Stoner 1 month ago

FF 78.0.1 does not display embedded images in E-Bay

Firefox has stopped display embedded images in my E-Bay listings. See the attached screen shots for the HTML code and results. I have tried all of the solutions posted … (read more)

Firefox has stopped display embedded images in my E-Bay listings. See the attached screen shots for the HTML code and results. I have tried all of the solutions posted here with no good results. This seems to have started in the pas few releases.

Asked by herbvan 1 month ago

Last reply by herbvan 1 month ago

Can't adjust the volume on twitch streams

I just downloaded Firefox as a first install on a new installation of windows. When I open twitch there is no volume control bar, the ability to put the stream into full … (read more)

I just downloaded Firefox as a first install on a new installation of windows. When I open twitch there is no volume control bar, the ability to put the stream into full screen or theater mode, or the ability to change the quality of the stream. Is there something I need to turn on to get this working?

Asked by jasonstarbuck 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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 3 months ago

Last reply by Zhian 1 month ago

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All webpages show up as garbage text

I was using Firefox and my system was low on resources so it killed the process using the most memory which was Firefox. When it restarted every page showed up as garbage… (read more)

I was using Firefox and my system was low on resources so it killed the process using the most memory which was Firefox. When it restarted every page showed up as garbage. I've cleared cache. I've refreshed Firefox. I've reinstalled. I've rebooted. Nothing seems to work. mozilla.org appears to work but every other site I try looks like the attached image. When I view the source of a page that looks like garbage, the source looks perfectly fine. I'm running 77.0.1 64 bit on Windows 7. Any ideas?

Asked by Brian 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

Firefox ESR 68.9.0 does not work correctly with Windows 7 Start Menu Search the Internet Feature

I recently noticed that the Windows 7 feature of searching the internet directly from the start menu (via policy and explained here does not work any longer. The search s… (read more)

I recently noticed that the Windows 7 feature of searching the internet directly from the start menu (via policy and explained here does not work any longer. The search string is not pasted into the seach box. The feature still works with Chrome 83, so it is safe to assume it's not an OS issue.

Asked by tinmanjk 1 month ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago