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Problems with viewing parts of Google Calendar in Firefox a linux box running Ubuntu 22:04 LTS

The text for certain parts of the calendar screen are jumbled and impossible to read. I don't have this problem when I open the calendar app using Chrome or Chromium, or… (read more)

The text for certain parts of the calendar screen are jumbled and impossible to read. I don't have this problem when I open the calendar app using Chrome or Chromium, or in Firefox on my Macbook. It seems to be unique to my Firefox browser on my Ubuntu machine. I am attaching a screen shot that indicates the jumbles I see. The most prominent ones appear on the top line where one can change the week and day one is viewing. There are other places as well which are easily seen on the screen shot, especially when it is "blown up". I don't know how to fix this.

In any case, thanks in advance for your help and consideration. Best wishes, Paul Muhly

Asked by pmuhly 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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There is no sync when Switching from Windows 10/11 to Ubuntu?

I have recently lost trust in Windows and went back to Ubuntu. Work computer can probably boot back into Win11 if I try and it's on 22.04LTS. Home laptop was Win 10 but I… (read more)

I have recently lost trust in Windows and went back to Ubuntu. Work computer can probably boot back into Win11 if I try and it's on 22.04LTS. Home laptop was Win 10 but I'm not sure it is able to boot to that. Anyhow:

I had a great workflow with containers and handling a few different accounts and there are probably 100+ unique strong passwords saved in my firefox sync. Now I get to linux, get things set up ... and now I have to start over with everything. Most accounts, I'm totally OK to just "Forgot Password" because then it's a great chance to get a newer, longer, meaner passwd and review if I can turn on 2FA, etc. But there are sites that are slipping through the cracks; sites that are a little broken about recovery.

On an aside, I do have the windows filesystem and poked around Users/me/AppData/Roaming/blahblah/profile/files. There are json files with encrypted usernames and some sqlite DBs. Is there a mechanism for merging the "old" AppData into ubuntu's ~/snap/firefox/profile ?

Or is there a means to get user/pass out of those files? I'll see if I can get logged into the work computer tomorrow since I see there's an export option, which is a good backup plan if there isn't a way to import.

Thanks! Krista

Asked by Krista 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox starts but no window is displayed Ubuntu

Firefox will no longer display the main window. I get an icon in my taskbar but the window is nowhere to be found. I've tried the tricks of maximizing it and moving it bu… (read more)

Firefox will no longer display the main window. I get an icon in my taskbar but the window is nowhere to be found. I've tried the tricks of maximizing it and moving it but neither works. I have found that if I locate the xulstore.json file it will work but only for a short time. Next time I start Firefox I get an icon but no window. Very frustrating!

The sulstore.json file contains nothing that suspicious:

``` {"chrome://browser/content/browser.xhtml":{"main-window":{"screenX":"2129","screenY":"777","width":"1280","height":"1040","sizemode":"maximized"},"sidebar-box":{"sidebarcommand":"","style":""},"sidebar-title":{"value":""}}} ```

If I start Firefox and right-click the icon, select maximize it's as if it's maximized covering all my windows but yet invisible. I can see my other windows but I cannot interact with them.

Deleting the xulstore.json file often fixes this but it breaks again shortly. What's the deal???

Asked by Andrew DeFaria 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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saving pdf using ctrl+s opens many instance of save dialogue box.

I am using Mozilla Firefox, ver. 102.0.1, 46 bit, snap for Ubuntu 22.04. I have two issues with saving files in Mozilla. First, when I try to save a pdf using the CTRL+… (read more)

I am using Mozilla Firefox, ver. 102.0.1, 46 bit, snap for Ubuntu 22.04. I have two issues with saving files in Mozilla.

First, when I try to save a pdf using the CTRL+S key, it open multiple (~100) instances of save dialogue box. Initially I thought my computer got freezed, since pressing the save key didn't had any effect. I tried to move it using the CTRL+SPACE key -> Move option, and then I realized there are many such save dialogue box are open. How to rectify its behavior?

Second, it downloads the file only in system created folder (e.g. ~\Download, ~\Document, ~\Pictures, etc) and not other user created folders (e.g ~\Dropbox, etc.). The dialogue box for saving file closes without giving any warning/error message. When I check the file it is not downloaded (in user created folders). Can there be any permission issue?

I have already reinstalled the Mozilla once!

Asked by ajmalkoti 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Resize Handles in Flatpak version of Firefox

In the Flatpak version of Firefox 103.0.2 the resize handles do not appear when you hover over any of the 4 edges of the firefox window unless you hold down the left mous… (read more)

In the Flatpak version of Firefox 103.0.2 the resize handles do not appear when you hover over any of the 4 edges of the firefox window unless you hold down the left mouse button, then they appear, but you have to get the mouse pointer just right before pressing the left mouse button. I notice on several forums that this has been like this for the last 2 months, are the team at Mozilla working on a fix, cheers

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I marked "Ask always" for Microsoft excel files, but Firefox always download them

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. I… (read more)

HI! I'm using Firefox 98 on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. after the last update I found several settings changed and I had to reset them, but there is one setting I can't manage. In the download preferences I set all the Microsoft Excel entries to "Always ask", but every time that I try to see an Excel file (no download, just open with ...), this is automatically downloaded. I definitively don't want to download it. How can I change this behavior? P.S.: I realized right now that there is the same problem with .docx files and I don't know how many others file types.

Asked by luca.dgh 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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deny access to hidden local files and directories

I am running a fresh instaled Ubuntu 2022.04, so this is the first Firefox-from-snap. I am a Jupyter user, and when launch the Jupyter-lab (which try read a file in ~/.l… (read more)

I am running a fresh instaled Ubuntu 2022.04, so this is the first Firefox-from-snap.

I am a Jupyter user, and when launch the Jupyter-lab (which try read a file in ~/.local/... directory) I get the deny; I can launch it when connect to Jupyter server, which is an annoying behaviour.

I browse for help, so I change the "security.fileuri.strict_origin_policy" to false, but didn't help

I verify that Firefox let me navigate my personal folder, but deny access to hidden folders (name starting with dot). I test this behaviour by create a new directory in my personal folder (navigable) and then change the name by adding the initial dot (access denyed).

I guess this is an effect of security policies of Firefox, but how can I change this policy in a safe way?

Asked by llorenzo 1 year ago

Last reply by llorenzo 1 year ago

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Login not possible anymore on Letterboxd.com and other websites since update to FF 104

Hello, This issue might or might not be related to [other issue] I have since I updated Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and therefore updated my Firefox to 104. I can't login anym… (read more)

Hello, This issue might or might not be related to [other issue] I have since I updated Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04 and therefore updated my Firefox to 104. I can't login anymore on Letterboxd since the update. It's not a problem of username or password. When I click "Sign in", nothing happens except a page refresh, but I'm still not logged in. Other strange behaviour on that site since the update: most of the images don't appear. For example on this page : https://letterboxd.com/films/# all the movie covers are just blank.

The website does work properly when using Firefox in private mode though (both login and images work fine), so this makes me think it's related to my other issue mentioned above.

OS: Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox 104.0.2

EDIT after posting this question: I just found out that I can't login on Google either. I enter my username, password, then it asks me to validate on another apparel that it's really me, which I do, and nothing happens so I can't login. It works normally in private mode.

Asked by vanecx 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Printers not being seen in Firefox 104.0.2

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf … (read more)

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf then print the document using the PDF viewer. I have HP4100 & HP9025 printers on my network, that all other apps can see and print to. I've refreshed Firefox & re-installed Firefox but the problem still persists. The System's printer dialog shows that both printers are available and changing default, or reinstalling the printers makes no difference. OS is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Screenshots show the printer window in Firefox, and the Printer Settings from the OS Settings window.

Asked by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

Last reply by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

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websites not loading

I upgraded my OS yesterday to Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. That upgrade included the newest Firefox, 103.0.2. Most of the websites I go to load just fine but some; Facebook, Nextd… (read more)

I upgraded my OS yesterday to Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. That upgrade included the newest Firefox, 103.0.2. Most of the websites I go to load just fine but some; Facebook, Nextdoor, Inkscape chat, do not load. The page will start to load and then just hang. What to do, what to do.

Asked by wichman3 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Frequent Firefox crashes

Firefox consistantly crashes on page load interacting with a page before it fully loads dynamic pages adding content on scroll Per the troubleshooting steps, h… (read more)

Firefox consistantly crashes on

  • page load
  • interacting with a page before it fully loads
  • dynamic pages adding content on scroll

Per the troubleshooting steps, here are several bug reports I just submitted:

  • bp-94031d7d-e807-400a-914e-22c570220907
  • bp-bd1fe716-1eba-4539-ac01-773710220907
  • bp-29a3c0af-2ee2-49c1-84c9-b0df70220907
  • bp-0b95a462-24b9-4f8e-9c7c-eb5f60220907

Asked by nhansen 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Debugging crashes in complex environment with no crash report

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day. I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conferen… (read more)

Hi all, I'm having a lot of problems with Firefox crashing pretty often. Sometimes once or twice a day.

I most often see crashes in the middle of a Webex video conference for work. But Firefox sometimes goes down in other situations that I see no pattern in.

This is Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 102.0. Unfortunately, it's a complex environment to debug.

First, when firefox goes down, it rarely leaves a crash report behind. So I'm not getting any direct evidence as to what is happening. Second, I run with uBlock active and it is very difficult to function in the browser without long enough for the crash to happen. Third, I typically have several hundred tabs open. I have a lot of memory (64G) in my machine, and the machine doesn't act like it's swapping, so I don't think I'm running out of memory.

Any help getting to the bottom of what's going on is welcome.

Asked by jlquinn 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 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

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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File input is not working at all

In my firefox the file input is not functioning at all. EX: I go to https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_input_type_file and try and use any of the… (read more)

In my firefox the file input is not functioning at all.

EX: I go to https://www.w3schools.com/tags/tryit.asp?filename=tryhtml5_input_type_file and try and use any of the file inputs there - they just do nothing.

Same with the file inputs on this support form page. None of them work for me.

System - ubuntu22.04, ff: 106.0.1 64bit

Asked by alan.kesselmann 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox(Non-snap) 104.0 crash on Ubuntu without logs for specific URL

Firefox crashes (tested in troubleshoot mode) for this URL : Link which causes crash https://developers.google.com/android/guides/opensource#java There are no cra… (read more)

Firefox crashes (tested in troubleshoot mode) for this URL : Link which causes crash https://developers.google.com/android/guides/opensource#java

There are no crash logs generated either (checked in about:crashes) . Attaching a post-crash dialog screenshot

Asked by partha4u21 1 year ago

Answered by partha4u21 1 year ago

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Profile couldnt be created on shared disk under Linux dual boot

New dual boot Linux configuration and all new install. Ubuntu 22.04 (all updates). Firefox 105.0.1. I am trying to create a new profile on a shared (ext4) partition that … (read more)

New dual boot Linux configuration and all new install. Ubuntu 22.04 (all updates). Firefox 105.0.1. I am trying to create a new profile on a shared (ext4) partition that can be accessed from either boot side. I have tried over a dozen different configurations. I can create profiles anywhere on my local disk (also ext4). I cannot create a profile on the shared partition. Error msg: "Profile couldn’t be created. Probably the chosen folder isn’t writable." I have checked/verified permissions/directories/access/etc, checked for typos, tried using links or direct access. I tried copying a profile I created on the local disk onto the shared partition and just point to that. Notably when I choose the directory from the partition in the FF profile tool, FF switches the path to the /run/user/(...) tmpfs instead of using the actual directory as chosen. I verified access via this path as well. I even tried modifying the profiles.ini file to the "normal" location. Sorry for the long explanation. I have been configuring new Linux installs since the 90's. I'm stuck. Help??

Asked by csheets61 1 year ago

Last reply by csheets61 1 year ago

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Synchronize

[edited] @yahoo.com . Trying to synchronize with my computer and i can not get it to work . Have scanned the code on computer ( Ubuntu 22.04 desktop three times & it… (read more)

[edited] @yahoo.com . Trying to synchronize with my computer and i can not get it to work . Have scanned the code on computer ( Ubuntu 22.04 desktop three times & it nust shutsdown. Can you help me synch my browser ?

Asked by echuck1 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago