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Cannot launch downloaded files from Firefox on ubuntu 20.04

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 with default installed Firefox 76 .02. OS has all updates and patches applied. Right out of the box the Downloads Panel in Firefo… (read more)

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 with default installed Firefox 76 .02. OS has all updates and patches applied.

Right out of the box the Downloads Panel in Firefox is not working for me like it used to. After downloading files from different websites, ex. .csv or .pdf, etc., the Downloads Panel asks whether to Save or Open. If I select Save it saves to ~/Downloads but then if I click on the folder or right-click to view the folder contents Firefox now brings up a dialog titled "Launch Application" and has a choose button to search for other Application. I'm not sure why Firefox is asking me to select a new launch application when it should be able to determine that for basic file types that should already be registered in the OS like PDF and CSV. If I select "choose" and try to find a preinstalled app from /usr/bin it says Permission Denied.

Firefox process is running under my personal userid which is an administrator account.

I've tried removing and reinstalling Firefox using Ubuntu Software app. I've logged out of my Firefox account and tried that way. I've created new firefox profiles and reverted to default, restart, still does the same things.

So basically I am unable to launch any downloaded files from Firefox's Downloads Panel, or even launch Ubuntu's Files app so I can view the download.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Whistle 2 months ago

Where does stuff downloaded from web apps opened as SSB (--ssb) go in Linux?

For instance: I open whatsapp.com as a web app in a site specific browser instance using firefox --ssb https://web.whatsapp.com Firefox works well for this. However, if I… (read more)

For instance:

I open whatsapp.com as a web app in a site specific browser instance using firefox --ssb https://web.whatsapp.com

Firefox works well for this. However, if I receive a Whatsapp message with a pdf attachment and I click on it, firefox only says the attachment has been downloaded but does not say where and I cannot find the file in any obvious location.

Without --ssb, in the same whatsapp web app clicking on an attachment triggers firefox to show a window saying whether to open the file with an application or download it and in the latter case, FF either downloads to the default download location or asks me where to download (depending on my settings).

Asked by sergio.callegari 2 months ago

Why does Firefox block loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”).

I have content security policy headers defined for my site. However, I have nothing defined for script-src. When I load a certain page from my site in Firefox 76.0 I see … (read more)

I have content security policy headers defined for my site. However, I have nothing defined for script-src. When I load a certain page from my site in Firefox 76.0 I see the following messages in the console:

Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). 8 utils.js:35:9 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). 2 gps.js:231:11 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). 4 utils.js:35:9 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). gps.js:231:11 Content Security Policy: The page’s settings blocked the loading of a resource at inline (“script-src”). 3 utils.js:35:9

When I load the same page in Chromium, I see no such messages in the console.

Furthermore, there are no utils.js and gps.js scripts in the source of the loaded page. Finally, I see no problems with the display or the functionality of the page. Clearing all the cookies and the caches (local and server) has no impact on this issue. There are many other javascripts on the page, both inline and not, which do not appear to be affected but the existing settings.

So, my questions: 1) Why do these messages appear? 2) Is this an issue that I need to fix or can I safely ignore it? 3) what do the numbers after the script names mean? (gps.js:231:11 utils.js:35:9)

Asked by Ambyo 2 months ago

YouTube Live video is not playing

I am trying to play live videos on youtube but its not playing at all. it saying this following error Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats a… (read more)

I am trying to play live videos on youtube but its not playing at all. it saying this following error Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video.

Asked by Najm Us Saqib 2 months ago

Why does site asks me to accept privacy policy again on every new tab I open within this site?

I am a new Linux user with an installation of Ubuntu 18.04 and firefox is the default browser. When I visit a site I am asked to accept the site's privacy policy.Once thi… (read more)

I am a new Linux user with an installation of Ubuntu 18.04 and firefox is the default browser.

When I visit a site I am asked to accept the site's privacy policy.Once this is done, I click a page within this site to open in a new tab and in the new tab I am asked again to accept the site's privacy policy! This happens in all new tabs I open within a site.

I have tried disabling enhanced tracking protection completely or for specific sites (the "shield" sign to the left of the site address) but there is no change. I would imagine it is a matter of the site not finding a cookie in my machine, so it doesn't recognize that I have visited the site again and treats me as a new visitor, right?

I have fiddled with all firefox privacy and security settings but there is no change as well.

Please enlighten me :)

thanks in advance

Asked by greenguru1978 2 months ago

I am running CentOS 7 with dark theme, and when opening forms in firefox, the text box background and the letters inside them are both colored black

I am running CentOS 7 with dark theme, and when opening forms in firefox, the text box background and the letters inside them are both colored black making it impossible … (read more)

I am running CentOS 7 with dark theme, and when opening forms in firefox, the text box background and the letters inside them are both colored black making it impossible to write any thing inside the text box.

Though the problem is not with every website, only a few and definitely when I when filling Credit/Debit card details for online payment. I am also proving a screen shot from opensourceforu.com website, which is their subscription form, which I cannot fill because everything in the text bos is dark. The subscription page url is "https://subscribe.efyindia.com/electronicsforu/subscription/giftsOSFY.asp"

So, what can be done, to either change the color of the background or of the text to solve this problem.

Asked by Nilesh 2 months ago

How to stop FF auto-resetting my keyboard when cursor enters a password field?

My system auto-loads a custom keyboard map (via Xmodmap or xkbcomp) on login. As long as the cursor does not enter a password field on a page displayed in FF, the key map… (read more)

My system auto-loads a custom keyboard map (via Xmodmap or xkbcomp) on login. As long as the cursor does not enter a password field on a page displayed in FF, the key map remains functional until I logout.

After a recent FF update, whenever the cursor does enter a password field in FF, the keyboard map is blown away (returns to standard qwerty). This creates an incredibly annoying workflow: Enter password >> Halt >> Manually reload keymap >> Resume

No other browser or program does this so I'm sure it's a FF problem. I've already started migrating all password-entry sites to Chrome, but this is a workaround. How to fix? .. (FF 76.0, Ubuntu 18.04.4)

Asked by Bill 2 months ago

network monitor groups requests without my intent

when I select a request in network monitor it also selects other requests so it is not possible to distinguish between them. It looks like grouping by some unknown reason… (read more)

when I select a request in network monitor it also selects other requests so it is not possible to distinguish between them. It looks like grouping by some unknown reason.

Asked by novojilov.ilya 2 months ago

firefox never retries with ipv6 if it has failed once

Hi, If a website is dual-stacked, Firefox will first try to connect over IPv6 and fallback to IPv4 if it fails. However, Firefox never tries again to use IPv6 if it as fa… (read more)

Hi,

If a website is dual-stacked, Firefox will first try to connect over IPv6 and fallback to IPv4 if it fails. However, Firefox never tries again to use IPv6 if it as fails once. Sometimes this leads to connection error if the connection is intermittent (so IPv6 will fails at the time of the request, but it’s not specific to IPv6, and Firefox will try over IPv4) and if IPv4 is broken at all (e.g. because IPv6 works so nobody notices it). So when the connection comes back, Firefox will be stuck to IPv4 and the site won’t display even if works with IPv6. Even Ctrl-Shift-R doesn’t clear the connection cache.

Asked by Alarig 2 months ago

Top Sites grid reshape

Hi, I use a 3x8 grid of top sites as my home page / new tab page. However, I usually split windows to half of the screen size, and when doing that the grid becomes 3x6 an… (read more)

Hi,

I use a 3x8 grid of top sites as my home page / new tab page. However, I usually split windows to half of the screen size, and when doing that the grid becomes 3x6 and some sites simply disappear!

Why not simply reshape the grid by adding extra rows? It would seem the most logical design choice, but I cannot find any setting or extension to do it.

Also, I feel like the tiles should be resizable since they look a bit small in high-resolution screens, but that's a different topic.

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, if it is not then please tell me where I should do it.

Asked by mrosello 2 months ago

Netflix no longer streaming

Hi everyone! Since my update of Firefox (Ver. 76.0) on May 6, my Netflix streaming doesn't work any more. I use the Firefox Browser Ver. 76 on elementary Linux (Ubuntu 1… (read more)

Hi everyone! Since my update of Firefox (Ver. 76.0) on May 6, my Netflix streaming doesn't work any more. I use the Firefox Browser Ver. 76 on elementary Linux (Ubuntu 18.04). Until May 5 everything worked fine. I changed my browser to "Chrome" now, for watching Netflix. With Chrome everything works fine. Maybe someone can tell me, why Firefox 76 refuses streaming netflix.

Thanks for a helpful answer. C. Wolfgang

Asked by wcornelius 2 months ago

Changing passing through tabs shortcut with super + tab

Everybody knows Control + Tab key changes tabs but I want to change this with Super/windows + Tab key. Is this probable? Also super/win +tab key working as tab action. Is… (read more)

Everybody knows Control + Tab key changes tabs but I want to change this with Super/windows + Tab key. Is this probable?

Also super/win +tab key working as tab action. Is there any special shortcut configuration about it?

Thank you

Asked by maxemilian 2 months ago

Firefox does not open on the current Ubuntu workspace

While using multiple (desktop) workspaces on Ubuntu, Firefox used to open right on the current workspace. However, since some update during the course of this year, it un… (read more)

While using multiple (desktop) workspaces on Ubuntu, Firefox used to open right on the current workspace. However, since some update during the course of this year, it unfortunately started opening on the workspace it was last opened on. More than a nuisance, this is a productivity issue: you expect Firefox to open right where you start it only to find it somewhere else.

Unchecking the "Restore previous session" option makes this work i.e. Firefox opens right on the current workspace, but that comes at the price of losing (at least) the opened tabs next time Firefox is started.

Is there a way not to store the workspace in Firefox's session?

Asked by santos 2 months ago

sending newspaper links by email

I am using Firefox 76.0 on a Linux Mint 19.3 cinnamon desktop. For some reason I can no longer send a newspaper item by email. Until recently I simply ticked the email sy… (read more)

I am using Firefox 76.0 on a Linux Mint 19.3 cinnamon desktop. For some reason I can no longer send a newspaper item by email. Until recently I simply ticked the email symbol in the sidebar, and up popped an email form to which I needed only to put in an address. Now when I tick on the box, there is no result, although there is a line at the bottom of the page, saying 'mail to, and name of article'. I have disabled all add-ons, and the result is the same. It is the same when I have tried on other browsers. However, on another computer in a different room with the same setup, there is no problem. I have torn out my hair for three days and would be very grateful for help.

Asked by beacon 2 months ago

Opinion wanted

I am using Opensuse 15.0 and also 15.1. Haven't made a complete move over yet. There is a recurring situation when 4GB rx and 4GB tx movement that I cannot account for hi… (read more)

I am using Opensuse 15.0 and also 15.1. Haven't made a complete move over yet. There is a recurring situation when 4GB rx and 4GB tx movement that I cannot account for hits my 15.0 about once a month. Today it happened again. Using vnstat, I found it happened between 10.00 - 11.00. :

h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB)      h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB)      h  rx (MiB)   tx (MiB) 

13 0.00 0.00 21 3.67 0.57 05 0.00 0.00 14 0.00 0.00 22 24.49 2.24 06 0.00 0.00 15 34.60 1.85 23 0.00 0.00 07 0.00 0.00 16 175.23 9.05 00 0.00 0.00 08 193.93 9.07 17 0.00 0.00 01 0.00 0.00 09 0.00 0.00 18 0.00 0.00 02 0.00 0.00 10 3,939.97 4,090.57 19 0.00 0.00 03 0.00 0.00 11 31.14 2.34 20 0.00 0.00 04 0.00 0.00 12 7.60 1.06 I was merely surfing, no download. Searched the cookies, one site i cannot recognize came out; "consensu.org". Did a search, there were several, example: https://cmp.teads.mgr.consensu.org/index.html, that served blank pages in firefox. Is there anything odd here? Is there a way I can extract all the cookies with date & time so that I can check against previous occurrences of the 4GB data movements (I have a few records).

Asked by lims3148 2 months ago

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences. Also i can't even type capital "e" in search bar. I just see space when i type "E" … (read more)

Capital "E" letter doesn't appear in some websites even in firefox preferences. Also i can't even type capital "e" in search bar. I just see space when i type "E"

Asked by furkan.m1907 2 months ago

Browser LOCKS out right side of screen

OK, I have no question that some wacky combination of keystrokes has gotten me into the issue I have, Im a poor typist at best and not really getting any better. But Im c… (read more)

OK, I have no question that some wacky combination of keystrokes has gotten me into the issue I have, Im a poor typist at best and not really getting any better.

But Im cruising through my day and all of a sudden my Browser Linux Mint installation of V71, shifts EVERYTHING to about 1/3 of my screen width on the LEFT and leaves the other 2/3 completely inaccessible.

Rebooting doesn't help, hard shutdowns no go. I have more that 1 copy open (3 MAX), and the other 2 arent effected, just the one that was my primary.

This has occurred before and in the past it EVENTUALLY resolves itself. But Id love to know what Im doing wrong so I can NOT do it, as well as a solution?

Thanks hopefully I can post my screenshot.

J

Asked by jerometnt 2 months ago

Random closing of window

I've been using Firefox on Windows for a very long time. When I switched over to Ubuntu, I kept using Firefox as my main browser. When I'm on Ubuntu and I try to switch t… (read more)

I've been using Firefox on Windows for a very long time. When I switched over to Ubuntu, I kept using Firefox as my main browser. When I'm on Ubuntu and I try to switch tabs with Ctrl+tab, sometimes the the Firefox window closes and I don't get to access the previous session in Restore previous session in the hamburger menu or in history. Is this a Ubuntu problem or am I clicking on something I don't understand?

Asked by Meron 2 months ago