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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 1 year ago

Last reply by Zhian 1 year 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 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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'Save Image' crashes Firefox

Hi, Until recently the right click, 'save image as' method of saving a site image has worked flawlessly, now it goes into a death spiral & crashes Firefox. See image … (read more)

Hi, Until recently the right click, 'save image as' method of saving a site image has worked flawlessly, now it goes into a death spiral & crashes Firefox. See image attached.

Am running Win10, 64 bit. Win is up to date. Firefox is 77.0.1 (64 bit)

Have run the diagnostics/help files suggested in the help files to no effect. Have similarly run Brave which is also doing the same thing whereas Edge doesn't seem to be affected.

Have deleted & re-installed both Firefox & Brave without change.

What am I not doing right?

Thanks

Asked by Dave 1 year ago

Answered by Dave 1 year ago

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VPN is detecting P2P protocol use whenever Firefox opens

I'm having a novel problem today for the first time. Firefox is apparently using a p2p protocol, and I have no idea why. My VPN is detecting this whenever I open Firefo… (read more)

I'm having a novel problem today for the first time. Firefox is apparently using a p2p protocol, and I have no idea why. My VPN is detecting this whenever I open Firefox. I disabled all extensions, tried opening Firefox's safe mode, and it doesn't matter what tab is open. Brave browser doesn't give me this problem. My VPN's servers do not allow P2P use, so this is a big deal. Why would Firefox be setting off the p2p alarm, and how can I fix this? I'm using the newest Firefox version on windows 10.

Asked by jamesbcad 1 year ago

Last reply by jamesbcad 1 year ago

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Secure Website Certificate

I am running a 2008 Imac on OS 10.11.6, and using Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit). Much of my work is online with one website, which I log onto daily. Today, I was unable to logi… (read more)

I am running a 2008 Imac on OS 10.11.6, and using Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit).

Much of my work is online with one website, which I log onto daily. Today, I was unable to login because I received a "Did Not Connect. Potential Security Issue." I restarted, made sure Firefox was up to date, etc. The problem repeated.

Then I tried the website in Chrome. I got the same thing. I tried it in Safari. I got the same thing.

I called the company and spoke with tech support. He was unable to recreate my problem on his PC or his Mac. He confirmed that there was no certificate issue at the company and that they were not getting any other similar complaints or problems.

I then tried it on a Mac running 10.15, and was able to access the website easily, with no error messages.

My question is: is the problem my computer, and not the browsers or connections? Is there anything I can do short of buying a new computer?

Thanks for the help. Greg

Asked by gberlowitz 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Home page doesn't load on startup

When my wife opens Firefox on our laptop computer her home page doesn't load. Mine works fine, and when I switched her home page to a different site it loaded. Its only… (read more)

When my wife opens Firefox on our laptop computer her home page doesn't load. Mine works fine, and when I switched her home page to a different site it loaded. Its only when her home page is set to Yahoo news. And when she clicks the home page icon it does load. Have tried deleting and resetting home page.

Asked by bill137 1 year ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 1 year ago

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Firefox Browser keeps reverting to older version

I use firefox browser for work, and sometimes when I open it it has changed back to some previous version - not the actual browser, it always says it's up to date, but my… (read more)

I use firefox browser for work, and sometimes when I open it it has changed back to some previous version - not the actual browser, it always says it's up to date, but my bookmarks and everything are old. And all of a sudden it won't remember any of my passwords. And then I'll open it another day and it will be back to normal with all the correct bookmarks and my passwords saved. Any ideas?

Asked by ShortforAdrienne 1 year ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 1 year ago

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New Tab Addon

I have used the newtab addon for years. My home page is google.com. Just today, I get an error message when clicking the new tab button as follows: Blocked by X-Frame-Opt… (read more)

I have used the newtab addon for years. My home page is google.com. Just today, I get an error message when clicking the new tab button as follows: Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy. Does anyone know what is going on here?

Asked by ffohl 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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77.0.1 Problems

Hi, I just updated to the latest Firefox and noticed some problems. When I left click, some of the options are not showing up. Also, there are some blanks. I have include… (read more)

Hi, I just updated to the latest Firefox and noticed some problems. When I left click, some of the options are not showing up. Also, there are some blanks. I have included some screen shots.

Asked by Nancy 1 year ago

Answered by Nancy 1 year ago

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I suddely have Lockwise and have lost all my saved passwords

How do I either go back to my old Firefox or retrieve all my saved passwords? It asked for an update, now I have something called Lockwise and I have lost all my password… (read more)

How do I either go back to my old Firefox or retrieve all my saved passwords? It asked for an update, now I have something called Lockwise and I have lost all my passwords

Asked by ajinuk2001 1 year ago

Answered by ANAMIKA KUMARI 1 year ago

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Site Information drop-down is corrupted

The "Site information" drop down on the far left of the address bar is corrupted, showing an infinitely repeating pattern of icons. See attached picture for example. … (read more)

The "Site information" drop down on the far left of the address bar is corrupted, showing an infinitely repeating pattern of icons. See attached picture for example.

Asked by cormac 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why won't Firefox run the Paperless Printer program any longer?

When I click print in Firefox and chose Paperless Printer it would start and run the program. By doing this I save on paper and ink plus I can save in any format that Pap… (read more)

When I click print in Firefox and chose Paperless Printer it would start and run the program. By doing this I save on paper and ink plus I can save in any format that Paperless Printer has. It used to work until approximately a month ago. Paperless Printer still works in I.E. and MS Edge. I've reinstalled P.P. and I also tried refreshing Firefox but nothing helped. Paperless Printer shows as a printer in the list and when chosen the PP program would open up and take over the printing needs and then just store the created file. Now Firefox starts to ready the page(s) to print but PP doesn't open up.

Asked by jimmay2 1 year ago

Answered by jimmay2 1 year ago

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hackers have complete control of my Firefox and installed their own developer mode with different email address.

Hackers have taken control of my Firefox and are maliciously using developer mode to alter settings and change behavior. They have hidden help/feedback icon so I can't s… (read more)

Hackers have taken control of my Firefox and are maliciously using developer mode to alter settings and change behavior. They have hidden help/feedback icon so I can't send emergency info to firefox. They repeatedly change privacy settings for gmail on firefox to capture/alter my emails. They turn off my google sign in which has protected mode always on so they can load porn, inflammatory politics or foreign crap onto my youtube "recommended videos." They have posed as me and signed up for "developer" software in firefox that manipulates the entire account. They used a different email address and sign in to github on my own computer to do this, and I don't know the email address and can't do this. All of the info in my firefox account is now repeatedly tampered with. They also pose as developers throughout my computer and maliciously change everything. My computer is for an individual, myself who isn't part of any organization and shouldn't have organization "administrators. Can't firefox recognize that these are hackers and eliminate them?

Asked by skywriter321 1 year ago

Last reply by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Top Sites shows "incomplete..." for a Top Site tile but no tooltip to show me the rest of the name

My Top Sites works well if there is a short name under the tile or I recognize the thumbnail. In other cases I see something like "Websu..." as the title. Hover over th… (read more)

My Top Sites works well if there is a short name under the tile or I recognize the thumbnail. In other cases I see something like "Websu..." as the title. Hover over that and I should see a tooltip with the long name completed.

Is it possible for Firefox to put tooltips for when the name ends in "...?"

Is there another work-around I can use -- create a thumbnail that better identifies the site is one that comes to mind. Rename the site with a shorter name?

Thank you.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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browser redirect

I am getting apparently random redirects to mostly r.svrtrack.com, there has been one other. I checked my addons and installed programs and can't find anything unexpected… (read more)

I am getting apparently random redirects to mostly r.svrtrack.com, there has been one other.

I checked my addons and installed programs and can't find anything unexpected.

I have scanned with Malwarebytes and Windows Security and they can't find anything.

I haven't captured a screenshot, will do so next time it happens.

Pls halp, Tim

Asked by tim.smith.ba 1 year ago

Last reply by mlfercho1967 1 year ago

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Windows Security "Firefox is trying to use stored credit card information. Confirm access to this windows account below." Why am I getting this recently?

I've been using Firefox credit card autofill since it was introduced, with no problem. Recently when I tried to fill in a form with my credit card information stored in F… (read more)

I've been using Firefox credit card autofill since it was introduced, with no problem. Recently when I tried to fill in a form with my credit card information stored in Firefox, I get the message in a popup box entitled Windows Security- "Firefox is trying to use stored credit card information. Confirm access to this Windows account below."

Why is this happening? Can I disable this in Windows Security or in Firefox?

Asked by sjkershaw 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago