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Log ins lost every time I start FireFox - only started happening recently.

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else. Back Story: I have a "few" windows and… (read more)

I've checked a couple of the "similar topics" before posting here. I'm not sure if I am having the same problem or something else.

Back Story: I have a "few" windows and tabs open in FireFox. I would finish what I was doing, shut down and then the next time I booted up and loaded FireFox, all sessions would be restored and all log ins honoured (kept). That is: I was still logged in.

(Moving to now) Yesterday I powered up and ALL sites were logged out. About 20 log ins were needed. Hmmmmm... gmail, and the rest.

"Ok... something happened. No problems, things should be ok from now. I've logged in, so all is sweet."

Today I power up: All logs ins lost. Had to go through it all again.

Gmail is throwing security alerts at me hand over fist. Yeah, that is good in some ways. I get that part. But I've logged in.

Seems - my thoughts - that the cookies aren't being saved. But why? I haven't touched them or their settings.

Yes, I did do a clean out of older cookies. But left the gmail ones, and other sites I know I use. I have `adblocker ultimate` installed.

Now I am logged in, if I open the `cookies` and look I should see them there for the sites to which I am logged in - yes?


To be clear: When I am done, I do NOT `exit` FireFox. All windows, tabs, sessions are left. I just shut down the machine. Then next time I load FireFox and they are re-loaded and log ins are maintained.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 days ago

Last reply by teeny_weeny 12 minutes ago

ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment

firefox returns lots of: libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment When I adde… (read more)

firefox returns lots of:

       libEGL warning: DRI2: failed to authenticate
      ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overidden by environment


When I added a line to /etc/drirc to specify a value firefox returns:

       ATTENTION: option value of option mesa_glthread ignored.

How can I make this stop?

Asked by RandomTroll 21 minutes ago

Why can't we customize the keyboard shortcuts?

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to u… (read more)

Hello, I have been using Firefox as my main browser for more than a decade. One could say i am some Mozilla fanboy, having convinced many of my friends and relatives to use Firefox instead of any chrome based options (Which there are to many these days). It struck me today, as i was reworking some workflow elements in many programs i use daily, that it is impossible to change any key binding in Firefox anymore. I know it has been a while now, and i searched all over the web for an answer or a solution, but at this point it is clear that other than going in the code and recompiling Firefox manually, it is not possible. I stumbled upon the (only) extension that allows to change some shortcuts, but the two that i wanted to change are impossible to configure from it, being disabling only f12 as i would use it for other things but i do not want to lose the dev console and also ctrl+L to open the address bar, it is quite inconvenient and would much prefer to use ctrl+spacebar as it matches many other bindings i am using with other software. There have been many other features that were changed in the recent years that made me start to look for an alternative, as i see features melting away almost as quickly as the user base of the product.

I do understand that one person's problem is not going to change the way a big piece of software is working, but i am wondering, why are the users losing such features as basic as customizing key bindings in a piece of software that used to be so incredibly customizable in the past? Why is the only viable option to anything chrome based losing it's edge over the competition? Is Firefox v150 be based on the chromium engine or will it die before?

Thank you in advance, and no, i don't need the link to the shortcut page, i already have it.

Asked by 1520lemoine 5 hours ago

Last reply by tanujasri17 2 hours ago

YouTube super thanks cannot change message

When I try to change the message of a super thanks donation in Firefox on Linux it's not possible. On the other hand when I try the same thing on Chromium it's totally po… (read more)

When I try to change the message of a super thanks donation in Firefox on Linux it's not possible. On the other hand when I try the same thing on Chromium it's totally possible so I wonder why that is happening.

Asked by danieln.slr 6 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 4 hours ago

Cannot remove US dictionary

I have installed two dictionaries, "English (United Kingdom)", and "French". However, when I go to check a spelling, (right click/Languages over the suspect word), I am… (read more)

I have installed two dictionaries, "English (United Kingdom)", and "French". However, when I go to check a spelling, (right click/Languages over the suspect word), I am offered a third dictionary choice, "English (United States), which I do not want. I have removed the US dictionary and even the language pack but the menu item persists. I can find no way to get rid of it.

Please advise

Asked by nikkkko 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Limit entries in download panel

I'm clicking on a list of links on a page, and the download-panel keeps popping up. This blocks the view of the page that I'm clicking on and I lose my position on the pa… (read more)

I'm clicking on a list of links on a page, and the download-panel keeps popping up. This blocks the view of the page that I'm clicking on and I lose my position on the page as I'm clicking.

I like seeing the download-panel, so I don't want to turn it off. I'd just like it to show only the last clicked-on entry, not the last 10 or however many it's showing, which seems to include completed downloads.

I can see that it has a hard limit on how many entries it shows. Is there a way for me to adjust that limit?

Asked by Carl 18 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 5 hours ago

Reproducable crash in ubuntu 20.04 from Firefox 102.0 64-bit

Steps to re-create: create a new campagin attempt to change the display image using the hover-button over the image on the page. What happens: I click the "change image" … (read more)

Steps to re-create: create a new campagin attempt to change the display image using the hover-button over the image on the page.

What happens: I click the "change image" button, it gives me the os file picker. I select the file i want and click open and the file picker goes away. The "progress" bar at the top of the image shows up, changes through several states it seems. Then all screens freeze, and the computer stops responding to all output.

Supplemental info: This started happening after an update from ubuntu 18.04 lts to 21 to 22.04 lts. So I know I was not using a flatpak before and I am now.

I've attempted to use strace to figure out what's happening at the time of the freeze I'll include a picture of that if this form does not cause my entire pc to freeze. But didn't really get any useful info from that. I tried reading dmesg at the time of the crash but so far the screen freezes before any relevent information pops up. I've not been able to find any logs about whats going in previous dmesg logs.

Troubleshooting steps: I've attempted the same procedure in firefox's safe mode. This does not seem to stop the crash. I've attempted the same procedure using chrome and this works as it should.

Asked by nogasgofast 5 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

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[SOLVED] cannot save page/file to local drive

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" i… (read more)

Hi, I'm using version 101.0.1 (64 bit) for Ubuntu 22.04. When I open a link of a pdf file, the file is displayed in the built-in viewer, since I chose "Open in Firefox" in my settings. But then if I click the download icon nothing happens. If I click the print icon and choose "print to pdf" in the popup, then clicking on "save" does nothing and I have to click "cancel" to dismiss the popup.

Actually there is no way to save a pdf file but setting PDF app to "Ask always" and then open it with "System handler", but then the file is saved into the default download folder, even though I selected the checkbox "Always ask me where to save files" in my settings.

EDIT: the issue was solved by installing the following packages, as shown in this question :

xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk

Asked by gi4c0ph 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

AddBlock Plus

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone throug… (read more)

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone through the latest StartPage privacy protocol added to Firefox, but I am still beset with beastly adds. Hope you can help, Cordially, Joy

Asked by joy.breeze 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 11 hours ago

wxmaxima help that uses firefox cannot find the on disk html help files

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message… (read more)

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message:

File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/maxima/5.45.1/doc/html/maxima_singlepage.html#g_t_0025.

But this is a valid path with user access permissions and the file maxima_singlepage.html exists and has user read permissions.

So what is firefox doing in looking for this file?

I have used the ms windows 10 version of wxmaxima and the firefox help works perfectly.

Asked by stuartk54 6 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 13 hours ago

Remember Download lastDir (real file system directory)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked. But lastDir is not a real direc… (read more)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked.

But lastDir is not a real directory I can navigate, such as /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This causes the user needs to navigate sometimes very long system directory tree for each successive file download.

In about:config I set:

 browser.download.lastDir 
 browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite	false	
 browser.open.lastDir

But every time these are obfuscated to something like: /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This introduces about 10 user interactions with mouse/keyboard for each file I download in succession.

How do I get FF to stop obfuscating real system directories for "lastDir"

Really really appreciate the help :)

Asked by tribhuvanji 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 13 hours ago

Desktop PC microphone selection issues in Linux...

Evening, all. It's very rare I ask for help on ANY fora, if I'm honest. I can almost always sort out my own issues, especially with browsers. However, this one has stumpe… (read more)

Evening, all.

It's very rare I ask for help on ANY fora, if I'm honest. I can almost always sort out my own issues, especially with browsers. However, this one has stumped me.

I've noticed that, on any website where user interaction requires use of a microphone, the Linux build of Firefox only ever offers "source_default_name" for choice of microphone. Well, OK; I can see this being fine for the vast majority of folks who use a laptop; the built-in microphone WILL be the "default" microphone, no questions.

My question is this; what do those of us running desktop PCs do about microphone selection, hmm? A desktop PC doesn't HAVE a "built-in, default microphone", does it? By their very nature, any microphone you're going to use with a desktop is going to be an externally plugged-in device. I have three of these; a USB microphone.....a wireless headset, and the twin stereo mikes on a Logitech c920 webcam.

Do I get anything resembling a drop-down list to choose what I want to use? Uh-uh. Firefox - apparently! - doesn't "see" any of them. Not individually. All I ever see is "source_default_name".....

Grrrr...!!

C'mon, guys! Frankly, this is about as much use as a chocolate teapot. Linux, to the best of my knowledge - unlike Windoze - doesn't make 'global' device settings, which every application then uses. It's always been far more fine-grained than that, allowing individual device use on a per-app basis. But that only works if the 'app' in question allows those choices to be made.

Any Chromium-based "clone" - and I use several of these, as I package portable versions for the Puppy Linux community - will give a full drop-down list of every available device it can find. Why can't the Linux builds of Firefox do the same?

I shall be interested to see what, if any, replies I get to this question. It's been bugging me for years...!

Mike.

Asked by cromer.cat 1 day ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 18 hours ago

Screen flashes on download link

I set FireFox to automatically save PDF links. Also I disabled the annoying downloads pop-up. When I click on a link, though, the screen briefly flashes white. The cursor… (read more)

I set FireFox to automatically save PDF links. Also I disabled the annoying downloads pop-up. When I click on a link, though, the screen briefly flashes white. The cursor stays in-place, so I can work under this condition, but it's an annoying distraction. Especially since nothing is being opened, so I'd expect the FireFox view to just stay as-is.

I've seen postings complaining about their blackscreen-themes flashing white when they do this. If I read right, the posted solutions were just to flash black instead of white. That's not what I'm trying to do here, I want to suppress the flash.

Asked by Carl 19 hours ago

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Can't sync firefox custom preferences

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync m… (read more)

I know there's [[an article|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences#w_sync-custom-preferences]] on how to sync custom preferences. I wanted to sync my toolbar customizations and some other preferences like disabling disk caching. And I don't even have other firefox instances, instead I just want to sync only on one device, so that I can continue the same setup when I signin later on the same device.

I've tried to add services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.uiCustomization.state, "services.sync.prefs.sync.browser.cache.disk.enable" and set it to true. But it doesn't work. What am I missing? No one seems to address this. May I am missing something.

Asked by Prince Cooper 3 weeks ago

Answered by Prince Cooper 19 hours ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are … (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 day ago

Answered by Terry 1 day ago

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Can't get rid of google.com as startup page

Hi, Just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop, with Firefox. No add ons. Have changed my homepage to www.duckduckgo. Have changed my default search engine to duckduckgo. In a… (read more)

Hi, Just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop, with Firefox. No add ons.

Have changed my homepage to www.duckduckgo. Have changed my default search engine to duckduckgo. In about:config my browser.startup.homepage says www.duckduckgo.

Have also changed browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID to www.duckduckgo.com and browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone to www.duckduckgo.com

But STILL, every time I start Firefox, I'm taken to google.com. Please cn someone tell me how to stop google coming up when I start Firefox.

Thanks, Ivan

Asked by ivanwonbtanner 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

Cant delete my account

Hi! I want delete my account. I go to Delete button, at bottom of page. When i complete step 1, in step 2 requires from me a password. I put the correct one, but the web … (read more)

Hi! I want delete my account. I go to Delete button, at bottom of page. When i complete step 1, in step 2 requires from me a password. I put the correct one, but the web say me Wrong password.

This looks like a server error. There is a report in help from 2019...Please delete my account. Thanks.!

Asked by stosco 1 day ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 day ago

Back up passwords and logins

I wish to backup my password file and tried to follow: https://support.mozilla.org/gl/questions/1189644 I could not work it out and suspect the instructions refer to a ve… (read more)

I wish to backup my password file and tried to follow: https://support.mozilla.org/gl/questions/1189644

I could not work it out and suspect the instructions refer to a version of Firefox I'm not using. My version is 68.12.0esr.

Thanks

Asked by steve_morrisby 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Other Bookmarks did not show up when I imported into Linux Parrot from Windows 8.1

I imported my bookmarks from a windows 8.1 computer to Parrot Linux Debian desktop (2 different computers). I am missing the everything from 'Other Bookmarks' after I imp… (read more)

I imported my bookmarks from a windows 8.1 computer to Parrot Linux Debian desktop (2 different computers). I am missing the everything from 'Other Bookmarks' after I imported it into the Linux computer, I can see all everything from 'Bookmarks Menu' though. The windows machine is not working anymore. But I have a saved copy of all the bookmarks from the windows 8.1 computer.

Is there a reason my import left out the Other Bookmarks but imported the Bookmarks Menu? How do get them into the linux firefox browser.

Firefox 78.15.0 oesr Linux Parrot home edition OS version 4.11

Thanks in advance

Asked by pocket123vpn 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

F1TV stream

Formula1.com stream does not work with message 'Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later.' Restarting brows… (read more)

Formula1.com stream does not work with message 'Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later.'

Restarting browser, toggling DRM, using private window does not solve this.

Asked by jsts 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago