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Picture-in-picture not automatically enabling "always on top" functionality in GNOME

Whenever I click the PiP floating icon on video-hosting sites such as YouTube, the PiP window pops up but does not stay on top. It is immediately hidden by other windows.… (read more)

Whenever I click the PiP floating icon on video-hosting sites such as YouTube, the PiP window pops up but does not stay on top. It is immediately hidden by other windows. I always need to open the window menu and enable "Always on Top". Shouldn't this be enabled by default? Is there anything I can do to make it enable by default?

For reference, I'm using GNOME 41.1 on Manjaro Linux.

Asked by N Winkel 13 hours ago

Last reply by N Winkel 23 minutes ago

video doesn't load and/or play

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome) When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that th… (read more)

(Firefox 94.0; Fedora 34; Gnome)

When I go to some video websites and click the play button, I see the little circular thing in the image are spinning, indicating that the video is loading. But it never stops and it never plays. Also, the pause button does not have any effect; the loading indicator keeps spinning. Example website: "https://proclassictv.com/" (both with "The Rifleman" and "My Favorite Martian" episodes. I've tried this on a few of the videos available there. Same result. I've tried this with add-ons enabled and with add-ons disabled (current session). I've seen this in a few other websites also. I don't know if the problem is my system, Firefox, or the host website.

I am able to view youtube videos with no problems.

How do I get the videos to play?

Thank-you.

Asked by home user 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

403 forbidden - nginx

Why do I get this? Firefox 94 on ubuntu hirsute. Link from: https://www.fis-ski.com/en/alpine-skiing and I 'd like to get the live timing Never a problem before and with … (read more)

Why do I get this?

Firefox 94 on ubuntu hirsute.

Link from: https://www.fis-ski.com/en/alpine-skiing and I 'd like to get the live timing

Never a problem before and with Brave beta, straight on.

Sorry to say, not so fan anymore

Asked by Ole-Martin Lyng 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

how would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash

How would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash. So like "firefox --savepage example.com ". Why well i need to download a webpage t… (read more)

How would i use the save page as function in firefox with out opening a window in bash. So like "firefox --savepage example.com ". Why well i need to download a webpage that needs js to load.

Asked by lnee 6 hours ago

Credit card saving does not work

When entering credit card info in a web form, Firefox will pop up a dialog asking if I'd like to save the card info. If I click yes, the dialog closes but the info is not… (read more)

When entering credit card info in a web form, Firefox will pop up a dialog asking if I'd like to save the card info. If I click yes, the dialog closes but the info is not saved. If I go into settings where one can view the saved cards and enter the info to save a new one, I can enter one but again it does not actually save. There is no error, it just doesn't save. Tailing journalctl shows no errors, and launching Firefox from a console and watching the output doesn't show any error either.

It's been this way over several updates over the course of a few months (as long as I've been using Firefox on this computer).

Asked by Eric S 1 week ago

Last reply by Eric S 7 hours ago

Firefox eats up all the memory

When I click on this [https://www.ensonhaber.com/] site, Firefox eats all the memory. I tried both Window 10 and Linux. Also, I've tried it while any plugin not installed… (read more)

When I click on this [https://www.ensonhaber.com/] site, Firefox eats all the memory. I tried both Window 10 and Linux. Also, I've tried it while any plugin not installed.

Asked by Rorschach 18 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 13 hours ago

Address bar is not blank anymore when pressing alt+home

Since couple days ago, Firefox started to put "about:home" in the address bar when pressing alt+home. How can I get back the blank (ready to type) address bar? Holding ba… (read more)

Since couple days ago, Firefox started to put "about:home" in the address bar when pressing alt+home. How can I get back the blank (ready to type) address bar? Holding backspace all the time is quite annoying :P

Asked by esselfe 16 hours ago

vim bindings

Style editor: able to use vim bindings & navigate like vim normal mode. entered text, see update & save. But unable to go back to vim like normal mode & navig… (read more)

Style editor:

able to use vim bindings & navigate like vim normal mode. entered text, see update & save. But unable to go back to vim like normal mode & navigate etc?

Asked by ab2qik 17 hours ago

Firefox crackling, stable sound problem

I use Firefox 94, linux mint, 5.4.0-90-generic After I open url in new incognito tab all running sound starts to crackling, I can stable reproduce this with url https://m… (read more)

I use Firefox 94, linux mint, 5.4.0-90-generic After I open url in new incognito tab all running sound starts to crackling, I can stable reproduce this with url https://market.yandex.ru Please help, other browsers keep working after that

Asked by taranov.vv 18 hours ago

Importing passwords from chrome

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not … (read more)

I am running Firefox v. 94. I attempted to import my .csv passwords from chrome, but it failed. I also tried to use the Import from other browser option, but could not locate it in Firefox.

Asked by architectofthefuture 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Slow Download Speeds Ubuntu 20.04

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04. Installing a do… (read more)

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04.

Installing a download manager extension only improved the speed to ~300KB/s (I tried Multithreaded Download Manager. I also tried increasing the number of threads in preferences to no effect).

The problem has persisted over time and across multiple restarts. This problem does not persist in other applications (Steam, for example).Neither disabling my VPN or running sudo UFW disable affected the speed (didn't restart because UFW disable doesn't require a restart [I think] and due to the above paragraph).

All solutions I have found have been related only to Windows users, hence why I am asking this even though there is a plethora of threads on this same issue. Any responses and help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 3 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. The data is stored, but where and why?

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. When coming back to the site days later, just pressing first letter shows my previously typed data. For example, … (read more)

I filled up a form with name and surname, no passwords. When coming back to the site days later, just pressing first letter shows my previously typed data. For example, the letter J will show John right away.

Where is this information stored? I looked in "Memory" devtab, it is not there so I presume this is not stored by the website in my PC. Also, I don't see this data in in History.

Where is it?

Asked by santimirandarp 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Visual Glitch When Uploading Images (Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 94)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to t… (read more)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to the image attached. The only time which I have ever used Zoom on Firefox, the same issue happened when I tried to use my webcam, except that the lines rapidly changed colours.

I apologize if this issue has been solved in another thread, but this is a bit hard to describe without the picture, so my attempts to search for said thread were unsuccessful.

The issue is not present when I upload the images in question via mobile. Turning off my extensions has no effect.

The image attached is taken directly from attempting to upload a profile picture to my Firefox account, but I have experienced this issue with websites like Twitter and Ebay for example. I have never had this issue with Imgur, for example, even though I am doing nothing different (uploading images). I do not know why this only occurs for a select few websites.

Any responses or help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Control key removes selected text

Hello! I have a problem with Firefox. Whenever I have selected text and I press the control key, that text becomes unselected. Is like I lost focus of the window or the i… (read more)

Hello! I have a problem with Firefox. Whenever I have selected text and I press the control key, that text becomes unselected. Is like I lost focus of the window or the input text when I'm pressing the control key.

This is really annoying because it makes copy and paste really complicated. Most of the times I have to select the text and right click - "Copy" instead of a simple "Control + C". This only happens on Firefox, as on Chrome the control key works as expected.

I'm on Linux.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thank you so much!

Asked by McSonk 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

How to save users bookmarks in shared folder

Hi, Presently users login through Vmware VDI to access mozilla firefox on Ubuntu OS.The VDI Ubuntu OS is on non-persistent mode , the Ubuntu image including users mozilla… (read more)

Hi, Presently users login through Vmware VDI to access mozilla firefox on Ubuntu OS.The VDI Ubuntu OS is on non-persistent mode , the Ubuntu image including users mozilla profile directory will get erased once the user logs out.

They will get new Ubuntu OS from the golden image once they login back and new user mozilla profile will be created.

Whatever user settings is done including bookmarks will not be saved , hence i am exploring to do settings directly on the golden image to save mozilla profile on shared directory (/home/user/Documents).

Kindly suggest how to save mozilla profile on shared directory (/home/user/Documents) or save bookmarks to (/home/user/Documents)

Regards, Rajesh

Asked by glraj 2 days ago

does copy/paste from inside linux container to google calendar or email?

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am conce… (read more)

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am concerned that switching over to linux would complicate my life, working with my non-Linux collaborators.

Asked by poliakof 2 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

How to change or disable default keyboard shortcuts

I want to disable the F12 shortcuts that open the developer tools, because I use this shortcuts to open a different application (yakuake) How do we change the default key… (read more)

I want to disable the F12 shortcuts that open the developer tools, because I use this shortcuts to open a different application (yakuake)

How do we change the default key bindings?

Asked by hello_world 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Cannot disable fullscreen animation (F11)

Hi, I'd like to disable that annoying animation when going to fullscreen (by hitting F11). Supposedly, setting the following should work: Go to about:config Set: full-scr… (read more)

Hi, I'd like to disable that annoying animation when going to fullscreen (by hitting F11). Supposedly, setting the following should work:

Go to about:config

Set: full-screen-api.transition-duration.enter 0 0 full-screen-api.transition-duration.leave 0 0 full-screen-api.transition.timeout 0 full-screen-api.warning.delay 0 full-screen-api.warning.timeout 0

Restart

However, this does not have any effect in Firefox 94.0 on Ubuntu. Is this a bug/regression? Or is there some other way to disable the animation?

Asked by Bla Blubb 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

  • Solved

Open New Window in Running Instance from the outside

Dear Community, I recently updated Firefox on my Gentoo system (Window Manager is Ratpoison). I had a shortcut <Ratpoison escape key>-F to open firefox. Before the … (read more)

Dear Community,

I recently updated Firefox on my Gentoo system (Window Manager is Ratpoison). I had a shortcut <Ratpoison escape key>-F to open firefox. Before the update I used to press this combination again and another FF window comes up without any problems. Thus, I had 5-6 running FF windows on a normal working day, each with several tabs in it.

Since the update, when I use the same method, no new window appears but after a few seconds the message window comes up saying that the running instance is not responding and that FF could not be started. I know the problem with concurrent access of the profile. But, there was (and should be) the functionality that FF connects to a running instance and opens a new window in it. Unfortunately, I do not know how this works programmatically. I already installed dbus (and yes, I also started the dbus daemon) to ensure that this is not the reason - I usually do not use dbus in my setup.

Is there a way to reliably trigger the running instance to open a new window from my window manager? How does this "connection to a running instance" usually works? Why is it not working? What can I do to use it, are there any requirements needed?

Thank you very much for your effort to help me out.

Kind regards - M4tze

Asked by m4tze 3 days ago

Answered by m4tze 2 days ago

  • Solved

Where Does Firefox Store Locations of Used Websites?

This the second time I am entering this problem -- the first time Firefox refused to let me return to this site. First, I am running Firefox on Ubuntu, but Ubuntu is not … (read more)

This the second time I am entering this problem -- the first time Firefox refused to let me return to this site.

First, I am running Firefox on Ubuntu, but Ubuntu is not relevant because the same issue occurs in Windows.

Whenever I access a file, for example, one at https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chioneosoma, its color (which is programmable) changes from a light bluish green to a deeper violet. Where is this color-difference stored? I have thousands of WikiSpecies files I have accessed, and they all show the violet "accessed" color if I ever have opened the file to read its contents. The problem is that when Ubuntu has to be reinstalled, I can add references to all my files, but the color-changes seem to be lost. This is a serious issue, because I currently have over 50,000 files referenced (and saved in my directory file:///home/jwill/Documents/WikiSpecies/Animalia_Plantae_8) and am still adding to them!

I think the storage location must be somewhere in one or more of the following files ('_' replaced '/'):

   _home_jwill_.mozilla
   _home_jwill_.cache_mozilla_firefox 
   _home_jwill_.cache_MM_firefox
   _usr_lib_firefox

Can you please tell me where the list of accessed files is stored? Whenever I enter a referenced directory, to access it, the color changes; so, Firefox must be able to store a reference to each new referenced directory name.

Asked by jwill1000000 5 days ago

Answered by jwill1000000 3 days ago