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FireFox completely transparent after update (89 Linux 64bit)

I thought I'd post it here for other people to find. I run Linux Mint (64 bit) so this may effect Ubuntu as well and potentially other distributions. After the update to … (read more)

I thought I'd post it here for other people to find. I run Linux Mint (64 bit) so this may effect Ubuntu as well and potentially other distributions. After the update to version 89 Firefox was COMPLETELY transparent. I saw more of the background than I did of the browser or the websites. After doing some digging around I found I had to enable layers.acceleration.disabled in config:about.

To do this open Firefox and in the address bar type config:about Do a search for layers.acceleration.disabled Double click it to enable it Close firefox and re-open it to verify your transparency is gone.

I hope this helps someone.

Asked by Patrick 1 week ago

Last reply by john 1 week ago

How to make tabs look like tabs again?

I've just upgraded to Firefox 89 on Linux. Tabs now appear with an icon and some text, a top and bottom border, but no side border, except for the active tab which has a… (read more)

I've just upgraded to Firefox 89 on Linux. Tabs now appear with an icon and some text, a top and bottom border, but no side border, except for the active tab which has a box around it.

I don't like this. I want a tab to look like a tab in a card index - A border at the left and right and top, and preferably rounded top corners. I get that this is one of the new features of this version....

but I hate it already.

In the attached screenshot, you can see how Palemoon does it (how Firefox used to do it). Without borders, there is no distinction between my bookmarks bar and my tabs bar.

How do I get it back to the old way. If there is no way of doing this, please fix it so that there is.

Rationale: I hate "flat" UIs. I want Radio buttons to look like buttons on a radio. I want buttons to look like buttons that you press; tabs to look like tabs. Scroll bars to be there all the time and big enough to grab and scroll etc.

Asked by steve-firefox1 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 9 months ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 week ago

Ctrl + D Add bookmark

Hi Is there some way to get the Ctrl + D window resizable? I find it a pain trying to scroll through my bookmarks to find a location to save to through a very small windo… (read more)

Hi

Is there some way to get the Ctrl + D window resizable? I find it a pain trying to scroll through my bookmarks to find a location to save to through a very small window.

Thanks!

Asked by Iron-Duke 1 week ago

Last reply by rogerwilco75 1 week ago

How to delete old username/passwords

I am suffering from slow load times -- especially the first time when the firefox is loaded for that day. Likewise there is a big pause when I go into settings -- saved … (read more)

I am suffering from slow load times -- especially the first time when the firefox is loaded for that day. Likewise there is a big pause when I go into settings -- saved usernames/passwords. Over the years I built up thousands of these pairings..

How can I easily remove all the old ones - say a year or older?

Please don't say, select the one, click delete, answer to are you sure prompt etc, as these actions take ages to do one at a time.

Asked by turgut kalfaoglu 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Event hashchange and document.title

I have a problem with some JavaScript code that is run on a hashchange event. The code updates the web document, and also the document.title. The document.title is modifi… (read more)

I have a problem with some JavaScript code that is run on a hashchange event.

The code updates the web document, and also the document.title. The document.title is modified last.

If not modifying document.title, everything works fine. If updating document.title, the code sometimes fails, but not always. The symptoms are as follows.

  • The document.title is updated correctly, according to the A-tag with the hash URL that was clicked.
  • The URL field in the browser is not updated to the new value.
  • Non of the other document updates are done, even if they are performed on the code lines before changing document.title.

If a move the mouse outside Firefox and click in another window, the browser URL field is updated and the rest of the document is updated.

I then tried the code in google-chrome. There everything works fine.

If I add a console.log() in the hashchange eventhandler, everything works fine. Another work-around is to use window.setTimeout and delay modification of document.title by e.g. 10ms.

Is this a problem in Firefox, or am I not supposed to modify document.title on the hashchange event?

I am using Firefox 88.01 for Fedora 33.

I guess I should not include HTML and JavaScript in this editor?

Asked by bj_t60 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 weeks ago

Connection not secure on well-known sites

I have noticed that recently a lot of well-known and trusted sites(eg- youtube) are showing connection not secure (Parts of page are not secure such as images and any inf… (read more)

I have noticed that recently a lot of well-known and trusted sites(eg- youtube) are showing connection not secure (Parts of page are not secure such as images and any information that you share may be leaked -passwords etc) . Sometimes when I reload the site, it again shows connection secure.

Is this a glitch or something to be worried about and is there a solution?

Firefox Version - 88.0.1 (64-bit) OS- Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

Asked by prkandmap23 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Just One Small Step, please make sure JavaScript is enabled on your browser.

Hi there, Good Day! I don't know what's the reason but facing this problem (Just One Small Step, please make sure JavaScript is enabled on your browser.). I don't use an… (read more)

Hi there, Good Day!

I don't know what's the reason but facing this problem (Just One Small Step, please make sure JavaScript is enabled on your browser.).

I don't use any adblocker. I've tried about:config. javascript is enabled there also.

May I know what is causing the problem and how to fix.

Thanks.

Asked by jahiralamaumi 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

randomly crashes without exiting firefox (must kill)

hello context : Im using 78.10.0esr on debian 10 symptoms : randomly while changing tab or opening a new one, all the firefox window content disappear but edges (all e… (read more)

hello

context :

Im using 78.10.0esr on debian 10

symptoms :

randomly while changing tab or opening a new one, all the firefox window content disappear but edges (all even tabs or scroll bars). but firefox do not crash - it doesn't exit but becomes unusable.

first investigations reveal it is always the same kind of errors in terminal :

https://pastebin.com/GV7WVnuF https://pastebin.com/GV7WVnuF

I don't understand how to fix that.

Asked by fpussault 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Does Firefox have two synchronous servers? One Chinese version, one international version

When I log in to the account of the Firefox browser to synchronize my settings, I find that there may be two different bookmark bars and extension settings. This phenomen… (read more)

When I log in to the account of the Firefox browser to synchronize my settings, I find that there may be two different bookmark bars and extension settings. This phenomenon mainly occurs when I use the native browser of Ubuntu and connect to the Internet But the browser I downloaded from firefox china works most of the time Is there any way to eliminate this phenomenon? Perhaps specify an update and synchronization server?

Asked by tt1296116093 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

Not possible to set secondary email when both on same domain

Hi, I just discovered a problem setting secondary email when both primary and secondary is on the same domain, gmail.com. Following the instructions: Set up secondary ema… (read more)

Hi, I just discovered a problem setting secondary email when both primary and secondary is on the same domain, gmail.com.

Following the instructions:

Set up secondary email

The error that come up says that the secondary email must be different than my account email, but it is, the only common thing is the domain.

So this is a bug, please fix.

Jan Johansson

Asked by Jan 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Can't change Firefox Account password

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password. I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing … (read more)

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password.

I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing happens. The page gives no indication that the change has applied and my password remains the same.

I have also tried this in a private window, on Google Chrome and on my phone and the same thing happens.

Asked by alex190 3 months ago

Last reply by Denholm Hsun 2 weeks ago

Missing Month

I recently (19th of May) had to reinstall Linux. I thought I had everything backed up, but apparently I forgot to backup my Firefox profile. I'd lost a few years of bookm… (read more)

I recently (19th of May) had to reinstall Linux. I thought I had everything backed up, but apparently I forgot to backup my Firefox profile.

I'd lost a few years of bookmarks and my current session, but c'est la vie, back up better next time. I *did* have Firefox Sync, but after checking the support forums saying Sync is not a backup tool, I'd lost hope.

I *did* have an older device, so I booted that up to get up to about 18 months ago. But when I did so, I was able to get history and bookmarks up to the 14th of April (this year), despite not booting that device since long before then.

I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth, but where did this come from, and could the other 4 weeks be hiding there?

Asked by adam_nawal 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

firefox update wiped out all bookmarks and history!

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox).… (read more)

how do I restore history and bookmark files? I have Linux mint 17.7.1 Rebecca. There was a message that there was three updates waiting (one of which was from Firefox). I got the message all three downloaded successfully and I was "up to date". My normal boot up screen was now replaced with a firefox info screen. All bookmarks and history disappeared. I am not familiar with Linux so if there is a restore to prev fix I would be grateful for a step by step fix. This same thing happened on my windows 7 os when I got an update message but that was a simple fix of just restoring to previous day. The Firefox version that is the latest offending # 78.7.1

Thank you rocketguy333@hotmail.com

Asked by rocketguy333 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

I lost all my OneTab data on Firefox - I have no backups (that I know of)

I discovered that I lost all the sessions from the OneTab extension that I have been using for a while. I am not sure when this happened, because I hadn't opened my OneTa… (read more)

I discovered that I lost all the sessions from the OneTab extension that I have been using for a while. I am not sure when this happened, because I hadn't opened my OneTab in some time, but today I tried it because I wanted to file and categorize tabs I had saved, and they are sadly all gone!

Searching around I discovered this probably has to do with recent Firefox updates, but I haven't been able to find any backup of my extension data. I followed directions from this issue https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1260116 and this https://www.tenforums.com/software-apps/176858-how-i-export-my-profile-data-firefox-extension.html.

But no success. Any ideas if/where OneTab data could be? Or even which update could have broken the extension, if that could help?

Thanks so much for any help :)

Edit: I also wanted to add, because I saw it in some of the replies I found, that I have no Old Firefox Data folder, as I have never used the Refresh Firefox option. In fact, I remember getting a notification by Firefox some time ago to do this, but since it would involve having to reconfigure extensions etc, I chose not to (probably a bad idea!).

Asked by starborn05 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Google Meet only showing blank white screen regardless of theme/plug-ins in use

i found this problem with firefox where whenever I'm in google meet, it only shows this blank white screen. at first i thought it was only a minor bug that'll be resolved… (read more)

i found this problem with firefox where whenever I'm in google meet, it only shows this blank white screen. at first i thought it was only a minor bug that'll be resolved quite quickly. but it has been over a month. and I'm curious on what could cause this to happen, since I really wanted to came back on using firefox as my default browser. I've tested this on Arch Linux, Manjaro 21, Pop OS 20.10, Fedora 34, and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed with the exact same behavior. any help would be much appreciated

Asked by gebel909 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

I get an e-mail saying "Last reminder to sync devices!" but I have already linked three devices

I get an e-mail saying "Last reminder to sync devices!" but I have already linked three devices. Two computers and one Android phone. Can you please let me know what I ne… (read more)

I get an e-mail saying "Last reminder to sync devices!" but I have already linked three devices. Two computers and one Android phone.

Can you please let me know what I need to do? Thanks.

Asked by FreeSpirit64 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago