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Firefox steals keyboard input when audio changes

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback win… (read more)

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback window often steals keyboard focus. So if I'm typing in another window, I'm interrupted. Very annoying. It happens on at least youtube, navidrome, and jellyfin.

I've found a few others reporting similar issues that suggest setting `mozilla.widget.raise-on-setfocus` to `false` - but this doesn't work for me. How can I figure out what's triggering this keyboard steal so I can fix it?

I'm using firefox esr 102.7.0esr, but it's been happening for a while. I've tried the debian builds and the official firefox.com builds, same behavior. Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by rvandegrift23 5 days ago

Last reply by rvandegrift23 3 days ago

firefox change the state of a file from downloaded successfully to failed although the file is downloaded successfully .

I use firefox 109.01 on ubuntu 22.04 (snap package) and i downloaded text file successfully and firefox indicated that the file downloaded successfully and didn't change… (read more)

I use firefox 109.01 on ubuntu 22.04 (snap package) and i downloaded text file successfully and firefox indicated that the file downloaded successfully and didn't change the location of the file , then after two or three days i opened the downloads in firefox and it showed me that the file is failed download and i have the choice to click on retry download then i checked the file and the file is not corrupted.

so what are the possible reasons for that and how to fix this problem.

thanks.

Asked by hesham_khalil246 5 days ago

Firefox start with devildpie2 - no fixed position

Hello, I have a big problem with Firefox (109.0.1 64bit). I start Firefox with the help of devilspie2 to a certain position. But Firefox jumps to a different position tha… (read more)

Hello, I have a big problem with Firefox (109.0.1 64bit). I start Firefox with the help of devilspie2 to a certain position. But Firefox jumps to a different position than specified every time I start it.

I found out now that it only happens when "Open previous windows and tabs" is active in the settings! If I deactivate the setting, the startup works as it should.

I would like to start with multiple tabs, is there any way to get this problem under control?

Thanks and greetings!

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Asked by Poi 4 days ago

Saved Logins won't sync to new device.

I recently transferred to Linux operating system, and when I login to firefox, and press sync, my saved logins aren't there. I've tried to log out then log back in, resta… (read more)

I recently transferred to Linux operating system, and when I login to firefox, and press sync, my saved logins aren't there. I've tried to log out then log back in, restarted the app several times, but won't show anything!

Before I transferred to Linux I was using Windows, and I made sure that the sync worked before transferring, so I tested the sync on a portable version of Firefox, and I was successful in syncing my saved logins.

But now it doesn't work, and I cannot see any of my passwords or logins, there is only 1 saved login which is locally stored, which was there before I logged into my account on Firefox.

Asked by au58790 4 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 days ago

File open dialog and file save dialog boxes don't launch. External URL handlers also don't launch.

Starting a few weeks ago, Firefox stopped being able to save files if a dialog box was involved. (If it doesn't take a dialog box, like a JavaScript-triggered file downlo… (read more)

Starting a few weeks ago, Firefox stopped being able to save files if a dialog box was involved. (If it doesn't take a dialog box, like a JavaScript-triggered file download, then the file saves just fine.) It also can't open files.

I'm running Firefox on linux, Ubuntu 22.10 specifically. When I run it from a terminal and then watch the error output, if I try ^O or ^S, the error message on console is this:

(firefox:35195): Gtk-WARNING **: 10:54:26.232: Can't open portal file chooser: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.FileChooser” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop

When I try to get Firefox to open an external URL handler (In this case, using a Zoom link in an email message in Thunderbird, which opens in Firefox and then Firefox is supposed to launch Zoom), the error message on console is this:

[Parent 35195, Main Thread] WARNING: Could not launch default application for URI: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop: 'glib warning', file /build/firefox/parts/firefox/build/toolkit/xre/nsSigHandlers.cpp:167

    • (firefox:35195): WARNING **: 10:55:56.064: Could not launch default application for URI: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.UnknownMethod: No such interface “org.freedesktop.portal.OpenURI” on object at path /org/freedesktop/portal/desktop

I did some googling and it looks like bugs in Firefox spawning error messages like this have been opened, patched and closed in previous years, so I guess it's that smae bug again? I don't know. I've been waiting for the dev team to spot this one and patch it but I updated Firefox and it's still present.

I've tried opening in Safe Mode, no change. I've tried disabling all my extensions, no change. I've tried refreshing Firefox (ie resetting to default settings), no change. I followed some advice in a bug thread to install the package xdg-desktop-portal, which changed the open&save error messages to the current ones, but besides that no luck.

Any ideas? I know this is a dense one, sorry. Thanks for your volunteer work helping ppl like me :)

Asked by Kerne 4 days ago

Failed to save extensions settings.

Heyo, I got a problem with saving extensions settings. The error is: QuotaExceededError: storage.sync API call exceeded its quota limitations. How do I fix it? … (read more)

Heyo,

I got a problem with saving extensions settings.

The error is: QuotaExceededError: storage.sync API call exceeded its quota limitations. How do I fix it?

Asked by GamePlayer 6 days ago

Last reply by GamePlayer 5 days ago

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Force download of mp4 files ?

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file … (read more)

When clicking on a link to an .mp4 file, Firefox navigates to a builtin video player, streaming the remote video file. When Firefox is unable to stream or display a file (as is the case with .mkv or .txt for example), it is downloaded instead.

I simply want .mp4 files to be downloaded when I navigate to them. I tried setting `media.mp4.enabled` to `false`, and that worked, but it also disabled most embedded media players.

Asked by thibautguenedal 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

Please DO NOT remove the option to disable the FF98+ way of handling downloads

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that … (read more)

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that problem created by the Firefox devs themselves (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370409#answer-1488645) and was going to leave it alone. It was just yet another obscure about:config setting to FIX a regression introduced by Firefox devs, no biggie, ALL firefox users are used to doing that by now since devs keep implementing solutions that look for problems instead of the other way around, but then someone said that you guys might get rid of the ability to disable this in the future. PLEASE DON'T. This "new way" of doing things is filling up MY HOME folder on Linux, not even my download folder. Instead of getting rid of this setting why don't you MAKE IT EXPLICIT in the downloads section. It's the least you can do since you created a problem that solves nothing. Most users who can't remember to download a pdf they were looking at won't remember how to look for it in the downloads folder either. You will just clutter people's download folder with JUNK for no reason and eat at their storage. I'll say it once and I'll say it again: the biggest advocates for Firefox's rival browsers are Firefox devs themselves smh.

Asked by BuffedShampoo 6 days ago

Last reply by James 5 days ago

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Microphone Broken in latest update (109.0)

I recently updated my system (OpenSuse15.4) which included a Firefox update to version 109.0. I regularly use my mic for google voice, however even though I can select my… (read more)

I recently updated my system (OpenSuse15.4) which included a Firefox update to version 109.0.

I regularly use my mic for google voice, however even though I can select my microphone in Google voice, It never shows any input.

I tested my mic in other apps and it works fine. When I pull up my systems pulse audio volume control (pavucontrol), it does not show firefox in the recording tab like it used to when using Google Voice.

To test to see if it was a Google Voice error, I also tried testing my mic at https://mictests.com/, and zoom.com, but after selecting my desired input device, mictests.com was also unable to record anything, and again, pavucontrol did not show anything being recorded.

I have attached an image of pavucontrol that shows audacity recording audio. Normally, I would also see Firefox in this window when using the mic.

Asked by gnac 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

Can I sync pinned extensions?

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a … (read more)

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a way to automate this? I'd also be fine writing a script if I knew the location this is saved at.

Asked by xerus 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

firefox does not load a specific website

Hi Received following error when trying to load openai.com. "The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to openai.com. This problem can … (read more)

Hi

Received following error when trying to load openai.com.

"The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to openai.com.

   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

This web page loads fine when connecting directly to server (using ctrl+shift+r).

Already cleared web cache, individual cookies for the web site, history-but error remains!

Thanks Ravi

Asked by rraj 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 days ago

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Firefox and Thunderbird crash on startup

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constan… (read more)

On my computer, I run Mageia Cauldron with a GNOME environment. After a recent update of my system, both Firefox and Thunderbird have stopped working. They crash constantly when I try to launch either of them. In both cases, when I try to launch them from the command line, I get the following message: ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. Segmentation fault (core dumped)

For basic info, my system is: OS: Linux Mageia Cauldron Environment: GNOME Shell 43.1 Display server: X11 Kernel: 6.1.8-desktop-1.mga9 x86_64 Firefox: 102.7.0esr Thunderbird: 102.6.1

Looking around, it seems to be a bug with Firefox and Thunderbird, but besides waiting for a new update that might fix itself, I wonder if there is something I can do to make them work now.

Thank you.

Asked by imbeault.regis 1 week ago

Answered by imbeault.regis 1 week ago

Random Crashes

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129 Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergel… (read more)

Here is one of my crash IDs: bp-f9625951-7706-43b0-8a7f-6f0ae0230129

Since dealing with an issue with my laptop running Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon 64-bit involving a mergelist error and packages with missing names, Firefox randomly crashes. Sometimes when it crashes it does it immediately every time I try to open it back up (sometimes even in safe mode), and other times it gets better after a reboot. I just installed the Flatpack version after the original one I had started crashing, so it is strange if it is an issue that just needs reinstalling Firefox, but other apps seem ok so I don't know that it's my OS.

I've tried looking for residual damage on my laptop after the earlier issue, but I can't find much information. System Reports tells me nothing is wrong and I can't make sense of syslogs.

Thank you for reading, I wish I had more details. If the crash report has any clues, please let me know.

Asked by uraneaumbre 1 week ago

Last reply by uraneaumbre 1 week ago

After the last update, I am have issues managing website data.

I am using Firefox 109.0 (64 bit) on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. When I go to Settings>Privacy & Security>Manage Data, and select multiple websites for the deletio… (read more)

I am using Firefox 109.0 (64 bit) on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon. When I go to Settings>Privacy & Security>Manage Data, and select multiple websites for the deletion of data, after clicking Remove Selected and then Save Changes, the box which appears [Removing Cookies and Site Data} does not show the buttons "Cancel" or "Remove". The box appears to drop off the bottom of the screen. Its lower border cannot be seen. The entire box is typically visible if I select a single site to remove, although I do have to sometimes drag the lower border of the box downward in order to reveal those buttons.

Asked by armstronghunter 1 week ago

Firefox headless: Grant access to camera/microphone in Selenium test

I'm currently building/testing a website with Firefox and Selenium, which requires interacting with the camera/microphone. To avoid having real hardware present, I've con… (read more)

I'm currently building/testing a website with Firefox and Selenium, which requires interacting with the camera/microphone.

To avoid having real hardware present, I've configured media.naviagator.streams.fake=true, however for some time now, this isn't enough anymore (not exactly sure for how long).

When running normally (i.e. not headless), I can see that the permission prompt ("Allow website to use your camera/microphone?"), but I can't interact with it from Selenium.

Is there a way to disable this prompt programmatically?

Asked by DMKE 1 week ago

Firefox account

Why one earth are you [removed] with my life. Where are my [removed] passwords. You useless piece of [removed]. I WANT MY PASSWORDS BACK. Hannes Sveinsson … (read more)

Why one earth are you [removed] with my life. Where are my [removed] passwords. You useless piece of [removed]. I WANT MY PASSWORDS BACK.


Hannes Sveinsson

Asked by hsveinsson70 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 1 week ago