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Lose focus on some websites when pressing the Control key

I am using Firefox 127 on Ubuntu. When I press the Control key, I often lose focus in the window I am currently viewing. This is annoying as it prevents me from copy-pas… (read more)

I am using Firefox 127 on Ubuntu.

When I press the Control key, I often lose focus in the window I am currently viewing. This is annoying as it prevents me from copy-pasting for example.

Sometimes the focus is back when I release Control, sometimes it is lost and I have to click again on the text field. It does not happen on all websites, for example support.mozilla.org works well, but it happens on duckduckgo or overleaf.

It does not seem to be the same as existing issues such as [the "show mouse when press Ctrl" of Ubuntu] (it is disabled) or an addon (the problem still happens in safe mode).

In case it is useful, when I press Control the tab bar background goes slightly darker, see attached images.

Thanks for your help :) Nicolas

Asked by nnadisic 3 weeks ago

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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim 4 months ago

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Firefox Developer edition 109-b9 breaks focusing in and out of app on Ubuntu 22.10

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is mini… (read more)

Noticed yesterday but not as prominent, firefox suddenly steals all window focus, trying to do anything in any other window is pushed into firefox no matter if it is minimised or in another workspace. I have tested this in a clean install along with a clean profile. Bitwarden and other windows seem to act weird when they are interacted with.

This all works well and good on b8 and stable. I am using wayland (Ubuntu 22.* default), but xwayland is available.

Asked by Oliver Wilkes 1 year ago

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Can't attach or download files

If I try to attach or download (only with the Always ask you where to save files option turned on) a file in any website, the browser doesn't open the Files window. Drag… (read more)

If I try to attach or download (only with the Always ask you where to save files option turned on) a file in any website, the browser doesn't open the Files window. Drag and drop works. I am able to choose the download folder from the settings and upload any folder, though.

I'm running Firefox 103.0.1 on Linux Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Asked by gabrielegagliardi23 1 year ago

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plugshare.com page is missing couple of crucial menu icons

When plugshare.com loads, there is a prominent search box at the top left corner. However it is missing the menu icon (see attached pic) as well as the search icon. This … (read more)

When plugshare.com loads, there is a prominent search box at the top left corner. However it is missing the menu icon (see attached pic) as well as the search icon. This is happening on 2 different machines running Ubuntu 22.04.

Please fix. Google Chrome displays just fine; see attached pic.

Asked by groundie 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Log ins lost every time I start FireFox - only started happening recently.

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else. Back Story: I have a "few" windows an… (read more)

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else.

Back Story: I have a "few" windows and tabs open in FireFox. I would finish what I was doing, shut down and then the next time I booted up and loaded FireFox, all sessions would be restored and all log ins honoured (kept). That is: I was still logged in.

(Moving to now) Yesterday I powered up and ALL sites were logged out. About 20 log ins were needed. Hmmmmm... gmail, and the rest.

"Ok... something happened. No problems, things should be ok from now. I've logged in, so all is sweet."

Today I power up: All logs ins lost. Had to go through it all again.

Gmail is throwing security alerts at me hand over fist. Yeah, that is good in some ways. I get that part. But I've logged in.

Seems - my thoughts - that the cookies aren't being saved. But why? I haven't touched them or their settings.

Yes, I did do a clean out of older cookies. But left the gmail ones, and other sites I know I use. I have `adblocker ultimate` installed.

Now I am logged in, if I open the `cookies` and look I should see them there for the sites to which I am logged in - yes?


To be clear: When I am done, I do NOT `exit` FireFox. All windows, tabs, sessions are left. I just shut down the machine. Then next time I load FireFox and they are re-loaded and log ins are maintained.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Download Window Closes Immediately and Some Buttons Don't Work - Need Help

Hello, Firefox friends! I'm having some issues with Firefox on my Ubuntu system and I'm really hoping someone can help me fix them. Problem with Downloads: When I tr… (read more)

Hello, Firefox friends!

I'm having some issues with Firefox on my Ubuntu system and I'm really hoping someone can help me fix them.

   Problem with Downloads: When I try to download something and click on a link, a new tab opens. But then it immediately closes and nothing downloads.
   Button Issues: Some buttons within Firefox just don't seem to work.

I've tried a few things already:

   Checked for Firefox and Ubuntu updates
   Ran Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode
   No antivirus because I'm on Ubuntu

If anyone has faced similar issues or knows how to fix this, please help!

Thank you so much!

Asked by damianczap 10 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 10 months ago

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Firefox multi-account container doesnt have an option to manage containers

I am going through the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers#w_manage-your-containers page and I dont have the option to add new containers when I click on the … (read more)

I am going through the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers#w_manage-your-containers page and I dont have the option to add new containers when I click on the icon. I am only shown the choice to open the current page into one of the default containers. If I open a new empty tab, this icon doesnt show up in the url bar.

I have gone through the manage extensions options as well and I cant find a similar option. Can anybody point out what I am missing?

Operating System : Ubuntu Lunar Lobster (23.04) x64 Firefox version : 116.0.3 (64-bit) installed via snap

Asked by ramfree17 11 months ago

Answered by TechHorse 11 months 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

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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

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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

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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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firefox crash

Good evening, I've some problem with firefox sometime it don't start (if I restart Ububtu 22 kernel 6.0.0 in use firefox start) and some times when I try to save an image… (read more)

Good evening, I've some problem with firefox sometime it don't start (if I restart Ububtu 22 kernel 6.0.0 in use firefox start) and some times when I try to save an image it crash an close. Here below you can find the crash code error. Thanks a lot for the support

bp-a115d364-564d-44bc-8fae-3f73d0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-95de88f9-6278-488f-a215-f3f950230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-4109917c-889d-4438-87ee-c07860230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-6005994f-0c7a-4034-a99e-36c6f0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-47c85daa-3424-4180-aa8f-ce92a0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-47cffc61-f4d2-4992-b89b-5040a0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-22722457-a79b-48ec-868a-fb6100230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-74f79011-44da-4952-b6a6-171aa0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-7c96feb2-f162-4bcb-8723-7e88f0230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-7dc653c2-564c-4b36-a42b-c19730230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-13983b22-11e4-405f-9b1c-b88820230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-86c4746b-54c4-4cd2-8fce-846f70230418 4/18/23, 20:05 bp-4c9f03dd-507a-4771-ac99-f2b360230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-1b7568a9-876d-45c5-97be-4ada30230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-3c751aa9-b660-40cb-bacf-facfe0230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-ee90d076-861f-4a1a-b3c1-8c6ab0230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-03d70e14-d68e-4eae-b887-2cbff0230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-792c1414-1978-4bca-8729-301f20230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-a3d53dc5-cbf0-4359-a494-9f9680230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-f820bb45-6398-4b79-afe6-a72bf0230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-34492a94-e8c4-4756-9c98-62b720230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-62aabcf9-fb69-4fac-8fe0-5f67a0230418 4/18/23, 20:04 bp-6f3c1adc-3e38-4bec-a37b-6ed390230418 4/18/23, 20:04

Asked by Fabio 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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FF crashes and hangs Gnome GUI too Ubuntu 22 FF 110

Crash report submitted bp-37f84164-6125-4ae1-9e55-8a8200230225. Started happening about once a day over last few days possibly since 110 FF update (Ub kernel was also up… (read more)

Crash report submitted bp-37f84164-6125-4ae1-9e55-8a8200230225. Started happening about once a day over last few days possibly since 110 FF update (Ub kernel was also updated a few days back) Have to do a hard power off & restart

Asked by jon109 1 year 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

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Flashing video on https://abcnews.go.com/

Hi, I have noticed that when using the latest release of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when I go to ABCnews.go.com and click into a story, there is… (read more)

Hi, I have noticed that when using the latest release of Mozilla Firefox on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, when I go to ABCnews.go.com and click into a story, there is an autostarting video. But instead of either waiting until I click on it or autostarting normally, it flashes wildly. I have disabled all extensions and the problem persists. Has anyone else encountered this? And more importantly, does anyone have a fix for this issue?

Bob Reed

Asked by neutronJK 1 year ago

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No audio / video in Firefox 110 Ubuntu - Chrome 110 works fine

These websites won't play audio or video in Firefox 110.0.1, they work in Chrome 110.0.5481.177 https://www.vrt.be/vrtnu/livestream/audio/stubru/ When I click the Play b… (read more)

These websites won't play audio or video in Firefox 110.0.1, they work in Chrome 110.0.5481.177

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnu/livestream/audio/stubru/ When I click the Play button I get an error "Oops, something went wrong, error code 200" which seems to be a general error code. In Chrome the music starts playing instantly.

https://f1tv.formula1.com/ I have a subscription but video won't play. I can press the Play button, sometimes I see a preloader but the screen stays black, no audio or video. In Chrome the content just starts playing, be it live or recorded content.

Steps I took to get audio/video working inb Firefox, but to no avail:

run above websites in private tabs download Firefox again and run it from its folder in Downloads start Firefox in Troubelshoot mode start Firefox in Troubleshoot mode and Refresh Firefox disabled / enabled Plugin Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc disabled / enabled Play DRM-controlled content in Settings disabled / enabled Enhanced Tracking protection disablde / enabled allow media autoplay

In other discussions it was opted to remove the PulseAudio config by running the below command and rebooting rm ~/.config/pulse/*

Any help to get this working again would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by NeoRey 1 year ago

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when I exit firefox with two windows open sometimes only one window appears on relaunch

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next l… (read more)

I often use two firefox windows each with several tabs opened

Problem is when I quit in this state sometimes only one of those multiple windows gets opened on the next launch

To quit I do a `ctrl + q` or right click `Quit` from launcher bar

Is there a setting to tell firefox to always relaunch with the same set of windows ?

I use sync and this happens when using the same computer for the exit then relaunch of firefox

firefox release 112.0a1 (2023-03-05) (64-bit)

Ubuntu 22.04

Asked by EventHorizon 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