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Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 2 weeks ago

Answered by Scribe 18 hours ago

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option to customize new bookmark gone (linux)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save… (read more)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save it. I now have to save the bookmark into OTHER folder and then choose EDIT bookmark.

Asked by info3517 1 day ago

Answered by info3517 1 day ago

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DRM content won't play

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy. I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/htm… (read more)

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy.

I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/html5-video.html) from previous answers to check and the results are attached to the question.

I have also checked media.eme.enabled and it is set to true.

I am very much puzzled by this.

Asked by Alex 1 day ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Can not play videos at one website

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the Ne… (read more)

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the New York Times do work. Washington Post videos work with Chrome and Opera.

The problem is on a new Dell Inspiron 5502 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu with dual boot. The problem only occurs under Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. It does not occur under Windows Firefox.

The current Firefox is 84.0.2. The problem did occur under 84.0 but I didn’t have time to pursue it.

The add-ons manager under extensions has no entries. Under plugins there is only “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems”.

Under preferences, performance, hardware acceleration is not selected and the content process limit is left at 8.

Running in safe mode does not help.

I had a different video problem on a pair of the hardware visible at https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1320396?utm_campaign=questions-reply&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email#answer-1381141 This is a different machine and a different problem.

Asked by alan.schulman 5 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

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Logins and passwords in store just, disappear

Hello, its nice to have possibility to ask this questions. Few days ago something strange happens and system was hunged, i didn't do anything unusual, just web serfing, s… (read more)

Hello, its nice to have possibility to ask this questions. Few days ago something strange happens and system was hunged, i didn't do anything unusual, just web serfing, so, i had to reset system and was some astonishin because that rather rare accident. After reload i saw that my browser theme reset to default, and as remember account wasn't loginned as usual, after while i noticed that all logins and password just, disappeared... I very hope that just crash and not any hackers... And here is some pity because many of logins and passwords i mere don't remember.. What can i do in this case? Will be grateful for any help.

Asked by sashaivan 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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How to disable the Reload/Stop button animation?

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.… (read more)

Every time a link is clicked or the page is refreshed, the Reload/Stop button plays an animation of the reload arrow morphing into an X and then back into a reload arrow.

This is very distracting. How can the user disable this animation?

Help guides from 2017 say to change the following about:config prefs: browser.stopReloadAnimation.enabled toolkit.cosmeticAnimations.enabled But these do not exist anymore.

Asked by Vuca 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Slow video playback on

Hello, I've got a laptop Dell XPS 9380 that comes with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 as Video Chipset. I run in under Fedora 33 with the distro provided package (as of now ve… (read more)

Hello,

I've got a laptop Dell XPS 9380 that comes with an Intel UHD Graphics 620 as Video Chipset. I run in under Fedora 33 with the distro provided package (as of now version 84). The playback on some videos is choppy, I have one picture on 10 I'd say.

How can I fix that, can you point me some solution ?

thanks

Asked by Baptiste (Perso) 4 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Office 365: no shield in address bar

Some sites do not show a shield icon in the address bar, most notably support.mozilla.com and Office 365. How can I modify blocking and privacy for such a site? I wast to… (read more)

Some sites do not show a shield icon in the address bar, most notably support.mozilla.com and Office 365.

How can I modify blocking and privacy for such a site? I wast to allow cookies from Office 365, but not for other sites.

TIA, Folkert Wiekmeijer

Asked by Folkert 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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firefox crashes frequently, even in safe mode

just like the title says. Fedora 33, kernel 5.9.16-200.fc33.x86_64, firefox 84.0.2 (just updated today). crash report is bp-7e418e46-b201-45c7-a7c9-313840210111 doesn't m… (read more)

just like the title says. Fedora 33, kernel 5.9.16-200.fc33.x86_64, firefox 84.0.2 (just updated today). crash report is bp-7e418e46-b201-45c7-a7c9-313840210111

doesn't matter what tab i've got open, what tabs are loaded, or even if i'm using the browser, if it's running, it'll crash around every half hour or so

Asked by voidwitch 1 week ago

Answered by voidwitch 6 days ago

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pulseaudio high CPU with no audio playing

Hey there, I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla? Steps to reproduce: --- Open … (read more)

Hey there,

I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla?

Steps to reproduce: ---

  1. Open Firefox
  2. Go to a page that contains an embedded video that is not playing automatically, e.g. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sound_of_metal
  3. Do not play the video

Environment --- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/83.0 Firefox version: 83.0 (64-bit) pulseaudio version: 13.99.2 OS: Ubuntu 20.10 64-bit Gnome version: 3.38.1 Windowing system: Wayland CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 8 RAM: 15,5 GiB GPU: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2)

Actual results --- pulseaudio process is spawned and rapidly becomes the most CPU consuming process on my machine (especially after a few seconds, when the Web Content ones start to cool down). Even though no sound is actually played! When switching to another tab with no embedded video, pulseaudio keeps overloading the CPU. This only stops after closing Firefox.

Expected results --- I'm not sure this is what should be expected, but I'll give it a shot:

  • pulseaudio process should only be spawned when actually playing a media that requires audio
  • pulseaudio should not be the #1 CPU consuming process
  • pulseaudio process should at the very least not massively use CPU when no sound is playing

Asked by yarma22 1 month ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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ctrl+shift+b not work on linux, firefox 78esr

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn… (read more)

Ctrl+o did open the sidebar, but ctrl+shift+b don't Show/hide the Bookmarks toolbar, on Win10 firefox84 works fine. I check systems keyboard shortcut and ctrl+shift+b isn't registered at all.

Asked by ewfr32432 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the serv… (read more)

I am facing the problem to open the sites. When I used the network, it show the following error:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.google.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Please let me know your suggestion and comments.

Asked by mchahalrock 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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My default firefox search engine is Wikipedia. I cannot reset it from preferences -> search

My default search engine is Wikipedia. I cannot reset it from preferences -> search. There were two posts just like mine back in 2013. The solutions to those posts (2 … (read more)

My default search engine is Wikipedia. I cannot reset it from preferences -> search. There were two posts just like mine back in 2013. The solutions to those posts (2 links) have expired.

Asked by sschet90 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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View Page Info/Media/Select All images does not work anymore

Hi, I have recently discovered that I cannot save all images via the above route. Might this have something to do with an update? This feature is very useful when you ar… (read more)

Hi, I have recently discovered that I cannot save all images via the above route. Might this have something to do with an update? This feature is very useful when you are working with some technical sites that have images of interest. Instead of save the images one by one, or use additional unnecessary addons that may or may not work, I could select all images, point to a subfolder and say 'Open.' This has stopped working. My currecnt version is Firefox 84.0.2, 64-bit, on Linux. Any ideas/solutions on how to get this feature back would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Asked by Adrian66 1 week ago

Answered by Adrian66 1 week ago

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Stop the shackles, LIVE FREEDOM !!!...

SIMPLE... look... I'm on MY !!!... computer !... And it's MY !!!... firefox !... SO.... It's up to ME !!! ... to decide ALL THE Settings of MY firefox !!!!! ..... ... Eve… (read more)

SIMPLE... look... I'm on MY !!!... computer !... And it's MY !!!... firefox !... SO.... It's up to ME !!! ... to decide ALL THE Settings of MY firefox !!!!! ..... ... Even... if I don't want to "upgrade" anymore !!!!! ..... especialy to =>to keep MY settings !!!!!..... So, what do you think about, a screen, to fix ALL MY DECISIONS, PROTECTIONS, upgrades, blockages, filters, permissions.... scales, colors... ect... ect... Where, you can take MY informations... to put THEM !!!!... in your upgrad and not your DESTROYED !!!!!..... OR... PLEASE... can you tell me... where is the page, to learn HOW to develop YOUR-firefox !!!... OR... if, from firefox 1.0, it's time for me... to go to chrome, or the new-edge ?????..... ... Have a good END-YEAR !!!... (YES, the beginig's done !...) (an idea ... maybe a save point for user characteristics ... like ... windows ??? ...I ... I say that ... but I said NOTHING? ... Okay ...) ...@+++...

A support question does not exist in this thread. If you have a legitimate issue and wish to request for support, start a new question: /questions/new

Asked by Mister.BIXS 1 week ago

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Facebook White Screen (only with Firefox)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Re… (read more)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Restart in Safe Mode None of these things make any difference. Still get only a white screen. Facebook works fine in the Chrome browser and in the Android app, so it must be a Firefox-specific issue, in my case. This is Firefox 81.0.2 under Ubuntu 20.04 The problem only started today. I've used Facebook with Firefox for years without problem.

Asked by David Shochat 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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A Question about Thunderbird and maildir status

Thunderbird uses mbox (single file per folder) storage by default. This is not a good arrangement when some folders grow to 2GB over the year; each backup requires the … (read more)

Thunderbird uses mbox (single file per folder) storage by default. This is not a good arrangement when some folders grow to 2GB over the year; each backup requires the entire file, and that becomes 1GB and more per day for each of those folders for much of the year, ending at 2GB per day each.

I find some mention and discussion of maildir (one file per message) with Thunderbird (as a plug-in). But most of what I see is ancient history, and a lot of it warned of significant problems and dangers. It was 'experimental' for Thunderbird 60, and nothing said subsequently. I see some success claimed from 2016 (Wilders Security). That's old. The Mozilla Wiki warns of dangers and data loss, last updated 2017. Support Mozilla (undated) says you risk your data. http://mzl.la/1GDeRsp

Is there any up-to-date information? Does it work, reliably? Can I bet my data on it? Or is maildir in Thunderbird a no-show?

Asked by LaVerne2 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago