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mouse lockup

Firefox Browser 125.0.3, Flatpak Every few minutes, the mouse locks up on Ubuntu 23.10 and it only happens with I have Firefox open. I have have no extension, and history… (read more)

Firefox Browser 125.0.3, Flatpak Every few minutes, the mouse locks up on Ubuntu 23.10 and it only happens with I have Firefox open. I have have no extension, and history is turned off I have lived with this for months on multiple updates hoping for someone working on Firefox would figure out the issue and fix it.

This issue never happens to me on my windows PCs.

Any solutions? thanks Richard

Asked by Richard Hanson 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

multiple issues with PiP on Ubuntu

For some time now, I've been experiencing the following issues with PiP: The floating window opens in a random (and annoying) place and does not place itself automati… (read more)

For some time now, I've been experiencing the following issues with PiP:

  • The floating window opens in a random (and annoying) place and does not place itself automatically on the lower right corner as it used to (where I always move it, so it has no memory as it used to)
  • It's impossible to keep the "always on top" mode on by default, and I have to do it every single time
  • When I toggle windows, the PiP window is always the next one, even when it was not the one I switched from, and I have to always toggle twice for switching between two windows when I have a 3rd PiP window
  • When I change language using the keyboard shortcut, it changes the language on the PiP window, and I have to use the language icon bar. Then, the PiP window becomes activated, and I have to toggle back to the window I was working on before (on which I wanted to change language). I have the "separate languages for separate windows" option activated.

It's been some months now, and all those things were working before an update but never came back...

Does anyone know if there's a way of fixing these issues? I've tried things I found online but nothing seems to work.

Many thanks

Asked by gtpeonta 2 weeks ago

Availability for Ubuntu ARM64 via Orange Pi 5+

I know that there is a generic Linux iteration that can be downloaded, but it does not appear to allow for use on ARM64. Is there a way that I can download, install, and … (read more)

I know that there is a generic Linux iteration that can be downloaded, but it does not appear to allow for use on ARM64. Is there a way that I can download, install, and access Firefox on my Orange Pi 5 Plus?

Asked by Caleb 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

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How to open local files in Firefox 100 snap?

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox. It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and ru… (read more)

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox.

It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why?

I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

Asked by simon.eu 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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Can't install Firefox snap

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it… (read more)

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it happens and how to fix it?

Preparing to unpack .../firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb ... => Installing the firefox snap ==> Checking connectivity with the snap store ==> Installing the firefox snap error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot setup udev for snap "firefox": cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles for auto-connections (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb (--unpack):

new firefox package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing:

/var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Asked by Hey232 1 year ago

Answered by Hey232 1 year ago

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Slow Start Up on Ubuntu 22.04 wXFCE

Hello, I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware i… (read more)

Hello,

I've spent several hours today trying to fix FireFox slow start up on my system. After start up (about 2 full minutes), everything works normally. The hardware is an ASUS A88xm-A MB, A10-6800K processor, 16G DDR3, runs OS and programs off an SSD. I worked through all the slow startup suggestions, ran memtest (0 Errors, 1 Pass), disabled all add ons, (even the OpenH264 video codec (I use the onboard HDMI, no graphics card)), turned off hardware acceleration, etc. When starting in troubleshoot mode, less than 30 seconds, (acceptable), but I really don't know where to begin with the "More Troubleshooting Information" when I look at the table generated by it. There have been no other problems to date with the system, and the long start-up time began with 20.04 Ubuntu (about a minute), then got worse when I upgraded to 22.04 to try to solve THAT problem. Currently running FF 104.0, and the update page says wait for a distro update if that is how it was installed. I believe 104.0 is the latest Linux 64b version though. All updates to the system are done as soon as I'm notified of them. there have been none since the upgrade a few days ago.

Any suggestions? Gotta get some sleep now... TIA, Dave

Asked by dkosewick 1 year ago

Answered by dkosewick 1 year ago

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I can't save files in Firefox

Firefox worked perfectly, but since a few days I can't download anything. I'm using Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu 22.04, version 110.0.1 (64 bits) canonical-002 - 1.0 W… (read more)

Firefox worked perfectly, but since a few days I can't download anything. I'm using Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu 22.04, version 110.0.1 (64 bits) canonical-002 - 1.0 With Chrome everything works perfectly so I assume it's a problem from Firefox.

When I open a PDF, a MP3 or any file, the "save" option doesn't display anything. Usually it opened a dialog where I could choose the folder where I wanted to download the file, but now I have nothing.

I have only 4 extensions: - adblocker ultimate - duckduckgo privacy essentials - vuejs dev tools - zotero connector

I always had them and I never encountered any problem.

Asked by DJ Caësar 9114 1 year ago

Answered by DJ Caësar 9114 1 year ago

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Unable to upload or download files

Hello all, For some reason, I can no longer upload or download files, with the pop-up window failing to appear entirely. I can upload folders through, for example, Dropb… (read more)

Hello all,

For some reason, I can no longer upload or download files, with the pop-up window failing to appear entirely. I can upload folders through, for example, Dropbox or Google Drive, but individual files don't work.

I've reset my browser, uninstalled and reinstalled it, opened it in troubleshooting mode, disabled enhanced tracking protection, but nothing seemed to work. I've tested another browser, and I was able to upload and download files just fine.

Is there anything I can do to fix this? I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 using Firefox 107.0.1.

Asked by Erika Campbell 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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File input is not working at all

In my firefox the file input is not functioning at all. EX: I go to https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_input_type_file and try and use any of the… (read more)

In my firefox the file input is not functioning at all.

EX: I go to https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_input_type_file and try and use any of the file inputs there - they just do nothing.

Same with the file inputs on this support form page. None of them work for me.

System - ubuntu22.04, ff: 106.0.1 64bit

Asked by alan.kesselmann 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Excessive apparmor log entries on Ubuntu platform

OS version: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy), 64-bit (amd64, x86_64). Firefox version: 110.0 (64-bit) (NOTE: the issue was noticed with version 109.0, too) Firefox package wa… (read more)

OS version: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy), 64-bit (amd64, x86_64). Firefox version: 110.0 (64-bit) (NOTE: the issue was noticed with version 109.0, too)

Firefox package was installed on Ubuntu through 'APT', using the Mozilla Team repository (https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/mozillateam/ppa/ubuntu/). It caught my attention that an excessive amount of Firefox related 'DENIED' AppArmor log messages is generated during the browser activity.

According to messages, Firefox is occasionally denied read access to '/sys/devices/' area and read/write access to 'oom_score_adj' target in '/proc/'. Could somebody clarify why would that access be required for regular browser operations? I'm a bit puzzled as I haven't noticed anything similar with the older Ubuntu and Firefox versions. A complete suppression of those messages is also an option as long as there's no negative impact on application's performance.

I already posted this question to Ubuntu forum but seems like nobody there could provide an explanation. I'd appreciate any input or hint.

Following is the sample of referred log messages:

---SNIP--- [Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.813:39): apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" profile="firefox" pid=2231 comm="firefox" capability=21 capname="sys_admin"

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:40): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:41): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:42): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:43): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:44): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:45): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:46): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:47): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0 . . . . . . [Fri Feb 24 19:16:22 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000983.040:56): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:35 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000995.296:57): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:39 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000999.280:58): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:41 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674001001.768:59): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2455/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:41 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674001001.768:60): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2458/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000 ---SNIP---

Asked by scoobienator 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to show File Picker

This was going to be a question about Firefox being unable to display the file picker dialog, but I managed to find a solution that worked for me along the way. Since it … (read more)

This was going to be a question about Firefox being unable to display the file picker dialog, but I managed to find a solution that worked for me along the way. Since it was nowhere near the top of Google's results, I thought I'll share my solution in the hopes that this would help someone facing this same issue.

The hardware:

  • Asus UM425IA Zenbook (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU)

Worked in:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Firefox provided by APT repository
  • Xorg display server

Not working in:

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  • Firefox 99.0.1 provided by snap
  • Wayland display server
  • File picker worked briefly on fresh install, but something (not sure what) quickly breaks file picker functionality

The symptoms:

  • Firefox stopped being able to open file picker dialogs
  • Right clicking an image and selecting "Save Image As..." does nothing
  • With forms that accept file upload (such as on this post question page "Add images (optional):"), clicking "Browse" does nothing
  • File downloads work correctly when set to "Save files to ..." under Settings, but nothing happens when set to "Always ask you where to save files"
  • No response to "Ctrl + O" open file shortcut

Similar questions and solutions:

Things I tried that did not work:

  • Disabling hardware acceleration
  • Starting with add-ons disabled
  • Troubleshoot mode
  • Clearing startup cache
  • Clearing cookies and site data
  • Clearing history
  • Refreshing Firefox
  • Creating and using a new profile
  • Deleting the `xulstore.json` file from the profile directory
  • Toggling all permissions under Ubuntu Settings > Applications > Firefox to off and then back to on
  • chmod 777 ~/Downloads
  • Disabling native file picker "ui.allow_platform_file_picker = false"

And finally, what fixed it for me was to go into "about:config" and change "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.file-picker" from "2" to "0". Credit to this post that clued me in.

I really hope this saves someone else 2 days of hair pulling and I would appreciate advice from someone more knowledgeable than me on:

  • Why this fixed the problem
  • Whether I should be opening a bug report either against Firefox, or Ubuntu
  • Whether I should also be changing "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.mime-handler" and "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.settings", both are currently set to "2"

Asked by James Fu 2 years ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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Unable to launch Firefox profile from "/" directory in Ubuntu22

OS - Ubuntu22 Firefox - Default firefox on ubuntu22 (Mozilla Firefox 103.0.1) Use case - 1. Custom profile folder (named prof1) contains pref.js and chrome folder with c… (read more)

OS - Ubuntu22 Firefox - Default firefox on ubuntu22 (Mozilla Firefox 103.0.1)

Use case - 1. Custom profile folder (named prof1) contains pref.js and chrome folder with custom css file. 2. prof1 is created in -> "/customData/profiles/prof1" 3. The folder "/customData" has full rwx permissions and is owned by $USER (not by root)

Output -> 1. When launching firefox mentioning the profile -> "$ firefox --profile /customData/profiles/prof1"

The browser does not load, but there is an error box saying Profile Missing Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.


Questions -> 1. Is it possible to load firefox profile from root directory ? 2. If custom profile folder is created in "/home", then it is launching and working perfectly. How is this possible when the permissions and owner is same as the one in "/customData"

Asked by sagnik.sourendrapal 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Copy-pasting of files not working in Ubuntu 22.04

Hey there, Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far. Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste fil… (read more)

Hey there,

Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far.

Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste files from Ubuntu Files (Nautilus) to Firefox (I tested image files and also sounds files, neither is working).

Test with Firefox: 1. Download a random photo (e.g. from Unsplash) 2. Select the file and hit ctrl + c in Files/Nautilus 3. I go to the clipboard inspector 4. I hit ctrl + v 5. The image does not show up in the output (see screenshot)

Test with Brave: 1. Do the same as above 2. The image does show up in the output (see screenshot)

Notes: - I am using Linux Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland - Firefox Version 107.0 (64-bit) for Ubuntu Canonical - 1.0 - I have no extensions installed - I am not using the snap version (so I can scroll smoothly) ... I think I used apt-get install but not 100% sure

Asked by Stephan 1 year ago

Answered by Stephan 1 year ago

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Solved: No Aspect of File Interface works Ubuntu 22.04

I first realized an issue with downloading PDFs through the Firefox viewer - I cannot. The download button does nothing, there is no prompt, no popup, and no file downloa… (read more)

I first realized an issue with downloading PDFs through the Firefox viewer - I cannot. The download button does nothing, there is no prompt, no popup, and no file downloaded. I have also tried to print to pdf, that also seems to fail.

Today I realized I also cannot attach any files to an email through Gmail in Firefox, which is now leading me to believe that the software is unable to interface with my files at all.

Things I've tried include: - Turning off popup blocker - Refreshing Firefox in the ->Help->More Troubleshooting Information Menu - Starting Firefox in safe mode - Reinstalling through snap

The only way I can currently download files is through wget, and the only way I can send attachments is by installing Google Chrome, which is kind of a last resort for me.

I am running Ubuntu 22.04, this is on Firefox 106.0, though it didn't work last update either.

Thanks for any help


Edit: I have been googling for answers but after posting this question a similar thread popped up, the solution is to install the following packages:

xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Asked by james228 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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geo.provider.network.url no longer works

Noticed geo.provider.network.url setting in about:config no longer works in firefox 102.0 ubuntu. I use it consistently so it was easy to notice that it no longer had any… (read more)

Noticed geo.provider.network.url setting in about:config no longer works in firefox 102.0 ubuntu. I use it consistently so it was easy to notice that it no longer had any effect after updating.

tested both on https://maps.google.com and https://browserleaks.com/geo

Is it possible to revert to an older version without losing my data?

Asked by tel2 1 year ago

Answered by tel2 1 year ago

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Firefox snap app does not recognize custom cursor.

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DM… (read more)

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DMZ-White, but Firefox is using those cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. I tried defining the default cursor in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme but did nothing as well. Also I tried with the cursor in /usr/share/icons and in /home/name/.icons and firefox cannot get in any of those.

I don't know if it's something wrong with my cursors or it's some inner thing with Firefox, any one has a guess? Incompatibility or something missing from the cursor?

Asked by tisppereira 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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[SOLVED] cannot save page/file to local drive

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" i… (read more)

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" in my settings. But then if I click the download icon nothing happens. If I click the print icon and choose "print to pdf" in the popup, then clicking on "save" does nothing and I have to click "cancel" to dismiss the popup.

Actually there is no way to save a pdf file but setting PDF app to "Ask always" and then open it with "System handler", but then the file is saved into the default download folder, even though I selected the checkbox "Always ask me where to save files" in my settings.

EDIT: the issue was solved by installing the following packages, as shown in this question :

xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Asked by gi4c0ph 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I can't Download any photo from by firefox

Hey! I can't Download any photo from right-click and => Save file as... When I press "Save file as..." there's no ant event or something, It's like Button but with out… (read more)

Hey! I can't Download any photo from right-click and => Save file as... When I press "Save file as..." there's no ant event or something, It's like Button but with out any action.

I use Ubuntu "Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS" Firefox version 107.0.1

I need help please...

Asked by KUJI8 1 year ago

Answered by KUJI8 1 year ago

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Ubuntu crashes while moving a Firefox tab with mouse

Hello Volunteers, Ubuntu crashes while moving around a Firefox tab with a mouse, IF the mouse cursor goes thru the top bar of the laptop screen. I am using Firefox V 113… (read more)

Hello Volunteers,

Ubuntu crashes while moving around a Firefox tab with a mouse, IF the mouse cursor goes thru the top bar of the laptop screen. I am using Firefox V 113.0.2, Build ID: 20230522193126 on Ubuntu 23.04. This could be an Ubuntu problem or a Firefox problem.

Thanks Dilip Deodhar

Asked by DD 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago