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Cursor size

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. Ho… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. However, in Firefox the cursor always displayed in the smallest size.

Asked by shaishasag 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Picture-in-picture default settings

I recently did a fresh install of Firefox, and now picture-in-picture videos are defaulting always to the top-left corner of the screen and to not stay always on top; eac… (read more)

I recently did a fresh install of Firefox, and now picture-in-picture videos are defaulting always to the top-left corner of the screen and to not stay always on top; each time I open a video or refresh the page and re-start picture-in-picture it reverts to these defaults and I have to manually change it each time. Previously the default had been always on top and would show up in the location & at the size of my previous usage. I would like to adjust the default settings to make that happen again, but I can't find where to do that. I'd appreciate information on how to do this. Thank you!

Asked by strawberryleaves 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Browser History versions API

Hello. I was wondering to ask is there any APIs that I can use to get the valid versions of the Firefox browser with some basic information. Like the one, we have on the … (read more)

Hello. I was wondering to ask is there any APIs that I can use to get the valid versions of the Firefox browser with some basic information. Like the one, we have on the Wikipedia website, except I want to get the information from API instead of the websites.

Asked by rezakazemi095 1 week ago

Reinstalled firefox and lost all bookmarks history and passwords

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very… (read more)

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very important info I lost!

Asked by solaarpunk 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

downloaded Applications what to do with

I was having problems with my email and was looking more closely at those settings as well as firefox/ deleted cache, cookies , etc. 5 months ago my email was hacked so … (read more)

I was having problems with my email and was looking more closely at those settings as well as firefox/ deleted cache, cookies , etc. 5 months ago my email was hacked so I am being extra cautious....

I just discovered there are many items listed that say to save the application. I do not recall adding these.... How did they get there? I recall whatever was listed I chose that I be asked what to do with it. Here is a screenprint so you can see what the items are. I use Linux. The only change I made after seeing this is to ask me about anything not listed. The answer had been to save. Should I change them all to ask me? Most of the items I do not use and or know what they are. Thanks ! [email-removed]

Asked by libre2012 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

fake website

I use Firefox for many years, no problems. But recently I got fake websites with www.maccabi4u.co.il and PayPal. What is wrong? I downloaded Chrome and it does not happen… (read more)

I use Firefox for many years, no problems. But recently I got fake websites with www.maccabi4u.co.il and PayPal. What is wrong? I downloaded Chrome and it does not happen.

Asked by bennylu7 1 week ago

Last reply by Terry 1 week ago

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I can't set a default behaviour for download of *.XLSX files

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to o… (read more)

I am trying to download a spreadsheet file which has a .xlsx extension. Firefox insists on downloading the file (my default action) but I want to be given the option to open in my spreadsheet program (Libreoffice).

Looking in Settings and scrolling down to Files and Applications -> Applications, there are other spreadsheet formats present but not one for .xlsx. How do I add the "Always Ask" option for .xlsx files?

Libreoffice is the default system application for opening these files.

Asked by tc68 1 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week ago

Open homepages when Firefox first starts, but blank page in new window

Hi! So I switched from Chrome, and there is one thing that keeps annoying me: the homepage and new window behavior. In Chrome, you could define your pages that load when … (read more)

Hi!

So I switched from Chrome, and there is one thing that keeps annoying me: the homepage and new window behavior.

In Chrome, you could define your pages that load when first launching the browser, but when you open a new window, it would default back to an empty page. This is the behavor that I want.

In Firefox, I only found the solution with setting the browser.startup.page option to 0, so new windows open with a blank page while you could still edit your homepages. But here, I would have to click the homepage button each time I initially start the browser. This is quite annoying, since it would always be an extra step when launching the browser.

Could anyone help me get the behavior like in Chrome? I want Firefox to open my homepages on startup, but use empty pages when it's already open.

Asked by cs19122005 1 week ago

Last reply by cs19122005 1 week ago

Opening pdfs via "system handler" won't work (but other file types work)

Hello I want to open pdfs from firefox (snap 101.0.1) with the default application of the system (Xubuntu 22.04) and not open them in a new tab within forefox. But it doe… (read more)

Hello

I want to open pdfs from firefox (snap 101.0.1) with the default application of the system (Xubuntu 22.04) and not open them in a new tab within forefox.

But it does not work, as if there was a problem with the system handler but only for pdfs and not for other file formats.

More details :

  • I changed Preferences/general/Applications for pdfs to use either "always ask" (and then chose "open" " With system handler" when asked) or "default system application". In both cases the pdf is downloaded but not opened. If I right click on the downloaded pdf in the list of downloaded files and then chose "open with system handler", nothing happens.
  • Opening the pdf inside Firefox works well and opening pdfs saved on my disk (outside firefox) as well.
  • Opening other file format by choosing to open them from firefox with the system handler works well too (tested eg with .torrent, .xls, .tif,...).
  • I tried to change the default system application for pdf (Atril) to other softwares without success (Okular, Evince).
  • If I try to open a .djvu file with the "system handler" it is opened correctly using Atril which is the also default for pdfs... So Atril works for .djvu files but not for pdfs...
  • I tried to replace the handlers.json file from my profile by a handler.json file from a brand new profile, without success (I still have a backup of my old profile file if needed). I did that because opening with the system application worked before and the bug appeared after I changed all applications preferences to "always ask" (and there were a lot of them in my rather old handlers.json file).

I'm lost...

Asked by gilles.sanmartin 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Firefox can't open this page

I've read through quite a few posts on this error. Disabled the only extension, and followed guidlines on how to disable tracking protection. I still get the error messag… (read more)

I've read through quite a few posts on this error. Disabled the only extension, and followed guidlines on how to disable tracking protection. I still get the error message.

[quote]Firefox Can’t Open This Page

To protect your security, vimeo.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window.

Learn more…

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites/quote

Have tried the 'Open site in new window', it goes to a Vimeo video and then an error message ..

[quote]Sorry, we couldn’t find that page

Make sure you’ve typed the URL correctly, or try searching Vimeo. You could also watch one of the videos below instead./quote

Even though when I hover the mouse over the 'shield' and the display is "Enhanced tracking protection is off for this site", the error still comes up. I go into settings and the 'Managed Exceptions' shows no entries. Shouldn't there be an exception in there for the site I am attempting to view a video from ? There is no method to add a site manually.

Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on Kubuntu (linux)

Asked by oygle 1 week ago

Last reply by oygle 1 week ago

Video won't play - how to debug ?

I can't play a video when logged into a website - see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1371380 I'm sure it is not Firefox as I have also tried Chrome and Oper… (read more)

I can't play a video when logged into a website - see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1371380

I'm sure it is not Firefox as I have also tried Chrome and Opera; same problem. How can I debug this and find out why the video cannot be played ?

I see there is 'Remote Debugging' and 'Browser Console' under 'More Tools'. How do I use these or other tools to find out what is causing the problem please ?

Asked by oygle 2 months ago

Last reply by oygle 1 week ago

Why was RSS support removed from Firefox?

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS: Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed. Live bookmark… (read more)

Up until Firefox 64, Firefox had limited support for RSS:

  • Viewing a RSS feed would show you the feed items, with an option to do something with the feed.
  • Live bookmarks would actually subscribe to those feeds

I can understand removing Live Bookmarks. It's a big feature. I don't understand removing the (what I assume to be) XSLT stylesheet that made RSS feeds not look like a wall of XML. Does anybody know what the conversation was here? Are there minutes?

Even basic RSS support helps people interact with the web, and since Chrome and Firefox both dumped RSS, users are being driven further and further into the arms of "Platforms" who handle this stuff through black-box algorithms. And so much tracking.

Mozilla should reverse this one. Bring RSS back hard.

Asked by Oli Warner 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

can't share to facebook

After the most recent firefox upgrade, I noticed that the share button that is a firefox extension doesn't work any more. I just discovered that the share on facebook but… (read more)

After the most recent firefox upgrade, I noticed that the share button that is a firefox extension doesn't work any more. I just discovered that the share on facebook buttons on pages don't seem to work any more, either. This is extremely inconvenient. Drop-down menus don't work, nor does the "share to Facebook" button at the bottom of the page.

Asked by martinholsinger 1 week ago

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Firefox 101.0 is telling me I need a video codec but it does not say which one. How do I find out?

Firefox says I need a video codec to play a video (that is aparently somewhere on the page). It does NOT tell me what video, what video format, or what codec I need. H… (read more)

Firefox says I need a video codec to play a video (that is aparently somewhere on the page). It does NOT tell me what video, what video format, or what codec I need. How do I find out what codec I need?

Firefox version: 101.0 (64 bit) OS: Fedora 36

Asked by dkramber 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

Loading previous session on reboot just spawns frozen window since version 100 on Ubuntu.

Hey there, Since upgrading to Firefox v100 a few weeks ago I've had incessant problems every time I reboot my laptop. If I leave Firefox running (i.e. I just hit shutdown… (read more)

Hey there,

Since upgrading to Firefox v100 a few weeks ago I've had incessant problems every time I reboot my laptop.

If I leave Firefox running (i.e. I just hit shutdown and let it sort itself out) then next time I boot up, and I try to open Firefox for it to load my prior session, it spawns a new window and just gets stuck forever. If I close Firefox before shutting down, however, it reloads itself just fine.

This has led to several lost sessions and having to restore using sessionstore, either when laptop has died or I've just shut the laptop down without thinking about it.

I run Kubuntu 20.04.

Thanks Chris

Asked by chris.phippen 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Focus/raise window when opening a new tab

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window. If this behavior is abnormal, not… (read more)

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window.

If this behavior is abnormal, note that I'm using KDE on Wayland (Ubuntu 22.04) with "Focus stealing prevention" off. If it's normal behavior, is there a way to change it?

Asked by aeon.descriptor 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Flash of unstyled content only in specific domain - ubuntu 20.04 - firefox 100.0.2

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I … (read more)

Hi. Recently, when I open "beisat.com" or "beisat.org" in firefox it shows the website content in a bad shape. I am 100 percent sure that it is not from server because I have tested with my phone and another laptop. Also tried multiple internet connections. I failed to find a way resolving this error.

Asked by alisamie97 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago