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Saved Logins won't sync to new device.

I recently transferred to Linux operating system, and when I login to firefox, and press sync, my saved logins aren't there. I've tried to log out then log back in, resta… (read more)

I recently transferred to Linux operating system, and when I login to firefox, and press sync, my saved logins aren't there. I've tried to log out then log back in, restarted the app several times, but won't show anything!

Before I transferred to Linux I was using Windows, and I made sure that the sync worked before transferring, so I tested the sync on a portable version of Firefox, and I was successful in syncing my saved logins.

But now it doesn't work, and I cannot see any of my passwords or logins, there is only 1 saved login which is locally stored, which was there before I logged into my account on Firefox.

Asked by au58790 23 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 21 hours ago

Firefox steals keyboard input when audio changes

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback win… (read more)

I use firefox to play music, so I usually have a window in the background while I do other things. When playback starts after a pause, or between songs, the playback window often steals keyboard focus. So if I'm typing in another window, I'm interrupted. Very annoying. It happens on at least youtube, navidrome, and jellyfin.

I've found a few others reporting similar issues that suggest setting `mozilla.widget.raise-on-setfocus` to `false` - but this doesn't work for me. How can I figure out what's triggering this keyboard steal so I can fix it?

I'm using firefox esr 102.7.0esr, but it's been happening for a while. I've tried the debian builds and the official firefox.com builds, same behavior. Thanks for any suggestions.

Asked by rvandegrift23 1 day ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Please DO NOT remove the option to disable the FF98+ way of handling downloads

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that … (read more)

I was looking for a solution to the VERY ANNOYING problem of having Firefox download PDFs I simply wanted to read from Firefox but not keep. I found the solution to that problem created by the Firefox devs themselves (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1370409#answer-1488645) and was going to leave it alone. It was just yet another obscure about:config setting to FIX a regression introduced by Firefox devs, no biggie, ALL firefox users are used to doing that by now since devs keep implementing solutions that look for problems instead of the other way around, but then someone said that you guys might get rid of the ability to disable this in the future. PLEASE DON'T. This "new way" of doing things is filling up MY HOME folder on Linux, not even my download folder. Instead of getting rid of this setting why don't you MAKE IT EXPLICIT in the downloads section. It's the least you can do since you created a problem that solves nothing. Most users who can't remember to download a pdf they were looking at won't remember how to look for it in the downloads folder either. You will just clutter people's download folder with JUNK for no reason and eat at their storage. I'll say it once and I'll say it again: the biggest advocates for Firefox's rival browsers are Firefox devs themselves smh.

Asked by BuffedShampoo 2 days ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

Can I sync pinned extensions?

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a … (read more)

I have a lot of extensions, and each time I get to a new device, I have to configure again which extensions are pinned to the overflow menu and which to hide. Is there a way to automate this? I'd also be fine writing a script if I knew the location this is saved at.

Asked by xerus 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

I am trying to put a shortcut to a web site on the KDE Desktop.

I am trying to put a shortcut to a web site on the Desktop. Using the the padlock on Firefox 109.0(64 bit) puts it in a sticky note on Desktop instead of a shortcut on th… (read more)

I am trying to put a shortcut to a web site on the Desktop. Using the the padlock on Firefox 109.0(64 bit) puts it in a sticky note on Desktop instead of a shortcut on the Desktop.

I am running running on Fedora 37 KDE where this does not work.

Using Fedora 37 Workstation (GNOME), the shortcut is created and works.

How do I get the shortcut to work on Fedora 37 KDE?

Asked by bfriedmanwef 3 days ago

Last reply by Terry 2 days ago

firefox does not load a specific website

Hi Received following error when trying to load openai.com. "The page isn’t redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to openai.com. This problem can … (read more)

Hi

Received following error when trying to load openai.com.

"The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to openai.com.

   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

This web page loads fine when connecting directly to server (using ctrl+shift+r).

Already cleared web cache, individual cookies for the web site, history-but error remains!

Thanks Ravi

Asked by rraj 4 days ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

Firefox account

Why one earth are you [removed] with my life. Where are my [removed] passwords. You useless piece of [removed]. I WANT MY PASSWORDS BACK. Hannes Sveinsson … (read more)

Why one earth are you [removed] with my life. Where are my [removed] passwords. You useless piece of [removed]. I WANT MY PASSWORDS BACK.


Hannes Sveinsson

Asked by hsveinsson70 3 days ago

Last reply by Paul 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 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Firefox informs me that my browser is being managed by my organization.

As I belong to no organization, I find this disturbing. Some of the settings being "managed" for me are not as I want them. How do I get access to them? FWIW. I am using … (read more)

As I belong to no organization, I find this disturbing. Some of the settings being "managed" for me are not as I want them. How do I get access to them? FWIW. I am using Firefox in Linux Mint. Thank you for your help.

Asked by owen58191 6 days ago

Last reply by James 4 days ago

STOP saving images as WebP

Please add an option to disable saving images as webP. This is useless. If this is not going to get addressed in the next update I will, among many others uninstall Firef… (read more)

Please add an option to disable saving images as webP. This is useless. If this is not going to get addressed in the next update I will, among many others uninstall Firefox and use a different browser.

WebP is a garbage format. Maybe it's not, maybe it's great, but it still is not widely supported yet. So pull your heads out of your *** and fix this sh**.

Thanks

Asked by andrew.cra2019 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 days ago

Firefox and Linux

On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com. On… (read more)

On Linux platform: While using Firefox browser I have message of '500 error' when I try to login to my account to sync. It doesn't even get me to accounts.firefox.com.

On Reddit and twitter there are more and more reports of this issues.l on Linux.

Any help or advice...?

Asked by damir.horvatovic 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Cbhihe 1 week ago

Recover account (bookmarks and saved logins) with lost password after computer crash

Dear, I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used … (read more)

Dear,

I need to recover my Mozilla (Firefox) account on my computer after this latter crashed. Unfortunately, apparently I don't have the good password. Probably I used an automatically generated password which I don't remember.

I still have my account connected on my Android smartphone, but I can't access the account details (no way to recover my password or change through this device?!), and I can't export my bookmarks. Also, apparently all my identifiers and passwords were not synced on my smartphone :-( Hence somewhere all my precious information are available, but stupidly enough I can't access it anymore and resetting the password warns me that I might (is it even a certainty or a possibility?) lose everything. It seems that I cannot even produce a revovery key (to reset pwd without losing data as mentioned in the Help pages) as I can't connect on a desktop browser anymore (but well on my Android version). I am lost and just stupidly blocked - this is SO frustrating, I initially thought it would be a good idea to put everything in Mozilla - well...

Is there ANY way to actually recover my account without losing data on my desktop Firefox, given I still have access to the email account associated to the Mozilla account (and to the original emails from the creation of my accounts) and I still have access to my Firefox account on the Android app but this one doesn't seem to allow to do anything interesting in my case??

Thanks a lot!

Asked by n.terseleer.lillo 1 week ago

Last reply by Mich 6 days ago

tabs open then immediately close

When I click a link on page, or an app tries to open a tab (eg to print an ebay invoice), it opens and immediately closes the first time, but stays open the second time. … (read more)

When I click a link on page, or an app tries to open a tab (eg to print an ebay invoice), it opens and immediately closes the first time, but stays open the second time. It's really annoying.

In troubleshoot mode, it doesn't happen.

I am using FF109.0 and Linux Mint - 001-1.0 fresh install on new HD.

I had the same problem last year after I upgraded FF but did fix it eventually (can't remember how) Thanks

Asked by rij99 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Firefox isn't generating a secure password

Hi, I am trying to create a new account on a website with standard email, password, and retype password fields. I have checked the Suggest and generate strong passwords … (read more)

Hi, I am trying to create a new account on a website with standard email, password, and retype password fields. I have checked the Suggest and generate strong passwords box, yet Firefox (v109.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS) is not suggesting a password. I have tried left clicking and right clicking on both password and retype password fields to no avail. Help?

TIA

Asked by ogrebeer 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Make Firefox crash instead of freezing Linux when out of memory

Internet websites can be rather heavy these days (like mega.nz or reddit, especially with multiple tabs), and they often take all memory (I think this is about RAM, of w… (read more)

Internet websites can be rather heavy these days (like mega.nz or reddit, especially with multiple tabs), and they often take all memory (I think this is about RAM, of which my Macbook Air has only 4 GB, while running Kubuntu 22.10). Firefox very often freezes because of this, and my Linux system gets frozen too, completely unresponsive, with reboot as the only solution...

The problem that I want to solve is not the freezing as such, because that is not Firefox' fault, but that of the websites vs my RAM.

But I have noticed that while Firefox freezes along with the system, Opera, for example, when stumbling into the same problem, simply crashes, and the operating system is not affected.

Is there some setting/tweak in Firefox that makes it keep trying to run when out of memory and thus freeze the system instead of just close, like Opera does?

Asked by cipricus 1 week ago

Last reply by Paul 6 days ago