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Timeout on localhost

Firefox is showing all the time "The connection has timed out. The server at xxx.localhost is taking too long to respond." on loading or changing pages on localhost. When… (read more)

Firefox is showing all the time "The connection has timed out. The server at xxx.localhost is taking too long to respond." on loading or changing pages on localhost. When calling the same URL everything runs smoothly using Chrome.

Environment: Firefox 111.0.1 / Ubuntu 24.04 / Apache/2.4.56

Which settings can I change in Firefox in order to solve?

Asked by jj_moz 5 days ago

Last reply by jj_moz 3 hours ago

How to prevent firefox from redirecting to HTTPS

How do I prevent firefox from redirecting to HTTPS when it can't find the HTTP website I typed into the address bar? Background (please read) I run a website for my team… (read more)

How do I prevent firefox from redirecting to HTTPS when it can't find the HTTP website I typed into the address bar?

Background (please read) I run a website for my team at work off my local machine. It's just http, because it's local, and I don't need any fancy encryption schemes. I have no domain for it ... me and my users just type the local IP of my machine. Like this: http://10.111.111.11/myapp/login.php

To work from home, I set up a VPN tunnel thru my workplace firewall so I can hit the webserver on my local machine. If I forget to start the VPN tunnel on my remote machine and then try going to my website, I get an error message in firefox:

   Unable to connect
   An error occurred during a connection to 10.111.111.11.
   The site could be temporarily unavailable or too busy. Try again in a few moments.
   If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network connection.
   If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the web.


After receiving this message, Firefox changes the address in the address bar from what I typed to the same thing, only with "https" instead of "http". This drives me insane. How do I force Firefox to preserve what I typed in the address bar EXACTLY as I typed it?

Asked by the guy with the issue 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 hours ago

Missing Passwords

Hi there! I installed Firefox on a new computer, set up my sync account and don't have (or see) all my passwords. I had almost 300 passwords, now I have 60~ passwords on… (read more)

Hi there! I installed Firefox on a new computer, set up my sync account and don't have (or see) all my passwords.

I had almost 300 passwords, now I have 60~ passwords on my new PC.

Can anyone help me?

Asked by Manoela Pi. 1 day ago

Toolbar Bookmarks Not displaying

Firefox 111.0.1 (64-bit) Latest update seems to have altered the way the toolbar book marks work. The bookmarks do not display, even though there is a line reserved for t… (read more)

Firefox 111.0.1 (64-bit) Latest update seems to have altered the way the toolbar book marks work. The bookmarks do not display, even though there is a line reserved for them at the top of the window.

I'm becoming less and less likely to customise how firefox works from the default setting, because over time I cannot be certain that these customisations will disappear or become non functional.

Asked by Peter Bryner 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

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Suddenly my email from yahoo (my address==> [edited[ @att.net) is GOING INTO TRASH. What'up ? I made NO changes to filters.

Suddenly my email from yahoo (my address==> [edited] @att.net) is GOING INTO TRASH. What'up ? I made NO changes to filters. Answer =>> Why does this happen… (read more)

Suddenly my email from yahoo (my address==> [edited] @att.net) is GOING INTO TRASH. What'up ? I made NO changes to filters.

Answer =>> Why does this happen? AND Answer =>> How to fix?

Thank you

Asked by starnovaco 2 days ago

Answered by Paul 2 days ago

How to disable sandbox testing on Firefox startup

I found that when starting Firefox on my school's WiFi, it starts up very slowly. Using `strace`, I found that it was taking it's sweet time making a DNS request to try t… (read more)

I found that when starting Firefox on my school's WiFi, it starts up very slowly. Using `strace`, I found that it was taking it's sweet time making a DNS request to try to resolve my computer's `/etc/hostname`. After searching the Firefox source code with https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/source/, I found that the only occurrence of `/etc/hostname` was in [SandboxTestingChildTests.h](https://searchfox.org/mozilla-central/source/security/sandbox/common/test/SandboxTestingChildTests.h). So I was wondering if it's possible to disable these tests when Firefox starts up.

Asked by StratusFearMe21 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox password manager re-enabled everytime Firefox updates.

Not sure if this is something everyone experiences but every time Firefox updates on my computer, the password manager goes back to default settings and starts prompting … (read more)

Not sure if this is something everyone experiences but every time Firefox updates on my computer, the password manager goes back to default settings and starts prompting to save passwords again. I have disabled the darn thing countless times, but it always comes back alive after the browser restarts after an update. Why does this setting does not persists after an update and stays disabled? I have a Firefox account, and sync is on.

Refresh button

The refresh button (circular arrow has gone from the toolbar It is not present in the customise list It is restored if I I select 'restore defaults' but is only there for… (read more)

The refresh button (circular arrow has gone from the toolbar It is not present in the customise list It is restored if I I select 'restore defaults' but is only there for the current session and not when firefox restarts So how can I add the restore button PERMANENTLY please

Can't import bookmarks from saved .html file?

Hi Forum Folke, This switch from Windows to Linux has been mostly disastrous, with my exported Tbird profile zipfile turning out to be corrupt and not openable, and now … (read more)

Hi Forum Folke,

This switch from Windows to Linux has been mostly disastrous, with my exported Tbird profile zipfile turning out to be corrupt and not openable, and now I can't import my saved bookmarks file either. I can open it and read the list, I can even open it in Firefox and click on any link in there and it opens in Firefox, but they simply will NOT import.

If I understand the process correctly, go to bookmarks > manage bookmarks > Import and Backup, "Import bookmarks from html..." If I click on this, it opens the file manager, and I navigate to my backup drive and click on the "bookmarks_3_24_23.html" file, then click on "open." This *should* start the import process, and then they should show up in my bookmarks, no? What it does is exactly nothing at all. The window freezes for a moment (unresponsive to any clicks), then does respond to clicks, but there are no imported bookmarks anywhere.

If I enable the bookmarks toolbar, the first button is "Import bookmarks," and if I click on that, it just tells me "No programs that contain bookmarks, history, .... can be found."

I tried dragging and dropping the file into a new tab, and it added "bookmarks_3_24_23..." to the bookmarks toolbar. I can click on it and the list opens in the tab, and I can scroll down and find and open links... but that's obtuse and awkward. I'd much rather have Firefox import the bookmarks and display them normally.

What am I missing here? I've done this before without any issues, doing exactly the same things, but this time it's a no-go. I'm starting to wonder if I've just got a buggy install of Linux ( Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa with the Cinnamon 4.8.6 desktop.)

Just went to get the current version of Firefox, and noticed that it's saying: "Updates disabled by your system administrator." Think this would apply to importing bookmarks as well?? Anyway, the version is "Firefox for Linux Mint mint-001 - 1.0" up at the top of the "about" window, and below that is "111.0 (64-bit)."

Any ideas are very much appreciated!

Asked by kharrisma 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

How con I hide the video and mic controller when I in call

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this… (read more)

Every time I use Google Meet, Firefox show me a tiny orange controller over al my desktops in Fedora Linux. It is a bit annoying an distracting. Maybe could be great this icons appear in the os panel in linux.

Asked by Hanu 2 months ago

Last reply by Hanu 3 days ago

problem trying to download DEB file(s) from Xerox website

The file you are supposed to download on page "https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/content/146849" gives a webpage with trash, where it should open the download window . … (read more)

The file you are supposed to download on page "https://www.support.xerox.com/en-us/content/146849" gives a webpage with trash, where it should open the download window . I know it's Firefox because I tried downloading that file via Opera browser and that succeeded . Dowloading zip files from the Xerox website gave no problem, only DEB files .

Asked by brucor53+mozilla 1 week ago

Last reply by bruno 4 days ago

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Can't install Firefox snap

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it… (read more)

I'm following a tutorial to install cinnamon desktop which includes Firefox snap on my Ubuntu LXD container, but the installation with snap fails. Does anyone know why it happens and how to fix it?

Preparing to unpack .../firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb ... => Installing the firefox snap ==> Checking connectivity with the snap store ==> Installing the firefox snap error: cannot perform the following tasks: - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot setup udev for snap "firefox": cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) - Setup snap "firefox" (2487) security profiles for auto-connections (cannot reload udev rules: exit status 1 udev output: Failed to send reload request: No such file or directory ) dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb (--unpack):

new firefox package pre-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1

Errors were encountered while processing:

/var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_1%3a1snap1-0ubuntu2_amd64.deb

E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Asked by Hey232 5 days ago

Answered by Hey232 4 days ago

Website getting pinned automatically on Firefox Ubuntu

A certain website (flixbus.com) is getting pinned on my firefox automatically. I have unpinned it several times but after few seconds, it gets pinned again. It's driving … (read more)

A certain website (flixbus.com) is getting pinned on my firefox automatically. I have unpinned it several times but after few seconds, it gets pinned again. It's driving me nuts. I even cleared all my cookies but it didn't help.

Asked by justarandomusername 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

Firefox Add-ons Disabled Upon Start

So I have this extremely annoying issue. Almost every time I open Firefox on my system, all of my add-ons get disabled. There is no pattern to when it will happen either.… (read more)

So I have this extremely annoying issue. Almost every time I open Firefox on my system, all of my add-ons get disabled. There is no pattern to when it will happen either. Sometimes I can open it 2 or three time without a problem, other times its every single time, and to top it off all of my saved logins randomly disappear too, as well as some of the settings (namely search bar settings). A simple closing and reopening of Firefox restores the login info, but not the settings. I’ve tried making a new profile, didn’t work. Tired uninstalling Firefox and starting clean, still didn’t work. I’ve checked all my settings, and tried deleting the extensions data in the Mozilla folder. Nothing seams to work, and I don’t have a clue why this keeps happening. I’ve been using Firefox since it was still in beta, and have never had this kind of problem before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Operating System: Garuda Linux KDE Plasma Version: 5.27.3 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.104.0 Qt Version: 5.15.8 Kernel Version: 6.2.6-zen1-1-zen (64-bit) Graphics Platform: X11 Processors: 16 × AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor Memory: 15.5 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT Manufacturer: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Product Name: MS-7B79 System Version: 3.0

Firefox 111.0

Asked by Malvazar 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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In Linux Mint, FIrefox works without installing it

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downlo… (read more)

Hi. I was suddenly having unexpected problems to log in in a site (https://www.lanacion.com.ar/). So I updated FF but the problem persists. Then, I uninstalled FF, downloaded it again from the repository and installed again, but the problem persists. Then, I downloaded directly rom the Mozilla site, expand it in the desktop and double click the program icon. The program opened and I was able to log into the site I was trying to. Interesting enough, the browser opens a lot faster than when installed. My question is: everywhere on the web the response is "you have to install the program" or "the program is already installed in your distro", which is true in my case, but one day stopped to work properly. BUT I'm not installing it, and it works apparently well... ¿how can it be? Thanks in advance for your reply. -Enrique.

Asked by gomezyafal 5 days ago

Answered by James 5 days ago

Font anti-aliasing not working on some websites in Firefox Browser (Arch Linux)

Hey, I'm running Arch Linux (fwiw, KDE). Some websites seem to have a problem displaying some fonts properly (see attached screenshot). Tried anything I could find online… (read more)

Hey, I'm running Arch Linux (fwiw, KDE). Some websites seem to have a problem displaying some fonts properly (see attached screenshot). Tried anything I could find online, didn't help. Most sites display normal smooth font. Konqueror and Falkon don't seem to have this problem.

Asked by jodemej283 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How do I add a website exception for the automatic clearing of all site settings?

In Settings → Privacy & Security → History → Settings..., I have enabled the automatic clearing of "Site settings" when Firefox closes. However, the clearing of all s… (read more)

In Settings → Privacy & Security → History → Settings..., I have enabled the automatic clearing of "Site settings" when Firefox closes. However, the clearing of all site settings causes the clearing of all my HTTPS certificate error exceptions (Settings → Privacy & Security → Certificates → View Certificates... → Servers). Is there a way to make some exceptions for the clearing of site settings? I would like the site settings of a few websites to be preserved, while deleting the site settings of all other sites.

Asked by zogbin 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Inactive scroll thumb is nearly invisible.

Hello those wiser than me, When my Firefox 110 goes inactive by clicking elsewhere, the only change is that selected elements temporarily de-select and the scrollbar thum… (read more)

Hello those wiser than me, When my Firefox 110 goes inactive by clicking elsewhere, the only change is that selected elements temporarily de-select and the scrollbar thumb turns color to one almost the same as the track, making it nearly invisible. Is there any way to keep it the same (much darker grey) when it is not the active window with the focus? There are a few themes that don't exhibit this behavior, but I could not find a dark one. My search on the subject yields only webpage design talk or obsolete pre v78 add-ons.

I'm on Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon with FF's built-in dark system theme. Thanks in advance.

Asked by 2 against Nature 2 weeks ago

Last reply by 2 against Nature 6 days ago