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Much broken after update to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu

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My FF updated to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu and several things which use to work really well are now broken.

For example, when making a new account, the password manager pops up asking if you want to save the username/password, but if you mouse over to that popup then as soon as you enter it it just disappears. When logging in somewhere, if there are multiple choices for userid (say with different dates) none can be chosen. You mouse down to the popup with the choices and there's a weird stroboscopic action where the popup disappears and is recreated as fast as it can, over and over, and nothing can actually be clicked on. If you type in the userid then try to enter the password the same thing happens. It's not possible to use the password manager anymore, both fields need to be typed in manually.

Another example is the search field. If you type something and there are several options from previous searches, and you try to mouse down to pick one, the popup disappears. If you click the search keyword again it highlights as for replacement, then you have to click it again (removing highlight) and only then can you mouse down and choose a search engine.

etc etc etc! All this stuff worked great until the upgrade happened (in the background) and now many things are a huge pain in the ass. Arrgh!

% uname -a Linux spunky 5.4.0-144-generic #161~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 10 15:55:22 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

I tried disabling all add-ons then restarted but made no difference. Password manager is unusable.

My FF updated to 110.0.1 (64-bit) on Ubuntu and several things which use to work really well are now broken. For example, when making a new account, the password manager pops up asking if you want to save the username/password, but if you mouse over to that popup then as soon as you enter it it just disappears. When logging in somewhere, if there are multiple choices for userid (say with different dates) none can be chosen. You mouse down to the popup with the choices and there's a weird stroboscopic action where the popup disappears and is recreated as fast as it can, over and over, and nothing can actually be clicked on. If you type in the userid then try to enter the password the same thing happens. It's not possible to use the password manager anymore, both fields need to be typed in manually. Another example is the search field. If you type something and there are several options from previous searches, and you try to mouse down to pick one, the popup disappears. If you click the search keyword again it highlights as for replacement, then you have to click it again (removing highlight) and only then can you mouse down and choose a search engine. etc etc etc! All this stuff worked great until the upgrade happened (in the background) and now many things are a huge pain in the ass. Arrgh! % uname -a Linux spunky 5.4.0-144-generic #161~18.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 10 15:55:22 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I tried disabling all add-ons then restarted but made no difference. Password manager is unusable.

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I can't be the only one with this problem! So much that used to work really well is now unusable.

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Try downloading Firefox from Mozilla. Download, unzip, and run firefox-bin from the folder and see if you have the same issue.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release

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You appear to be using Firefox from the Ubuntu repositories according to the user agent.

You can try Firefox from the official Mozilla server if you currently use a version from the repositories of your Linux distribution to see if it behaves differently.

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Thanks both of you for the replies.

I tried using the product-desktop-release as suggested. As a test case I logged into my local credit union. There were no saved usernames/passwords this first time of course. Then I logged out and tried logging in again.

The second time, after starting to enter my username, a View Saved Logins box appeared below the username field, but mousing over to it gives the same sort of spastic behavior I was seeing with my usual Ubuntu version: the username field and View Saved Logins box both flicker at high speed like they're being destroyed and recreated as fast as possible, and you can't actually click on the View Saved Logins box and get any results.

So, seems to be broken in the same way. I didn't do any more testing since this was all too familiar.

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Sounds like a system or desktop environment issue to me. What desktop? Are you using X11 or Wayland?

Modified by jonzn4SUSE

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X11. I've changed nothing that I know of (don't fix what ain't broke)... the only problem is when using firefox, and that only started after a FF update ran. Everything else on this system works as always, it's just FF that has a problem now.

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Looks like you're running an old version of Ubuntu. How about updating to see if that helps. I have no issues in openSUSE Tumbleweed or in Leap 15.4.

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Yeah 18.04 is old. If I was sure 22.04 would fix the problem I would update.

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There are no guarantees.  ;-)) Download the current iso and fire up a VM to test. Again, having the same issue in the distro and Mozilla version tells me it a system issue. Good luck.

Modified by jonzn4SUSE