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Firefox manual update with Linux Ubuntu

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The worl… (read more)

I have a System 76 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The LTS (Long Term Support) ended years ago with Firefox 66. All of that works fine still. My problem is: 1. The world is telling me to upgrade my browser. 2. Mozilla tells me "Note: If you use your Linux distribution's packaged version of Firefox, you will need to wait for an updated package to be released to its package repository. This article only applies if you installed Firefox manually (without using your distribution's package manager)." 3. There will never be an updated package because LTS has ended. 4. IS THERE A WAY TO MANUALLY INSTALL A NEWER BROWSER LIKE FIREFOX 123?

Asked by Jim Prieš 1 dieną

Answered by Jim Prieš 1 dieną

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Assistance Request - Firefox Browser Animation and Window Issues

Dear Firefox Support Team, I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to seek assistance with a persistent issue I have been experiencing in my Firefox browser. De… (read more)

Dear Firefox Support Team,

I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to seek assistance with a persistent issue I have been experiencing in my Firefox browser. Despite my efforts to troubleshoot, I have encountered problems with various animations within the browser.

The specific issues include:

  Text Selection Animation: The animation for text selection does not function.
   Element Overflow Scroll: The animation for scrolling within elements in overflow does not work.
   Developer Menu Resizing (F12): The animation for resizing the developer menu (F12) is not functioning.
   Button Hover Effects: When hovering over elements such as buttons, the expected CSS :hover modifications do not occur.
   The cursor remains the same regardless of where it is moved. This is particularly problematic as the cursor often retains the icon corresponding to editable text even when over buttons.

Additionally, there are complications when resizing the browser window. Upon resizing, the window seems to "half" itself, making it impossible to drag or further resize. This behavior also hides the three standard buttons present in all windows.

An additional symptom is that when I initially open the browser, it functions perfectly. However, during usage, the first indication of a problem is the disappearance of the mouse cursor, requiring movement for a couple of seconds. From that point onward, all mentioned issues begin to manifest.

I have taken several steps to address these issues, including:

   Complete Firefox Reinstallation: I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox from scratch in an attempt to resolve the problem.
   ESR Version Testing: I experimented with the Extended Support Release (ESR) version of Firefox, but the issues persisted.
   Hardware Acceleration Disable: I disabled hardware acceleration to check if it was causing the problems, but the animations still did not work correctly.

Despite these efforts, the problems persist, and I am reaching out to seek your expert guidance in resolving these issues. Your assistance in this matter is highly appreciated.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Best regards,

Ivan Beltrame

Asked by Ivan Beltrame Prieš 3 mėnesius

Answered by cor-el Prieš 3 mėnesius

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Unable to Access FlightRadar24 web site due to issue with WebGL

Since this week I have been unable to access flightradar24 web site due to a problem with WebGL. It tells me that I need a compatible browser e.g. Firefox I am running L… (read more)

Since this week I have been unable to access flightradar24 web site due to a problem with WebGL. It tells me that I need a compatible browser e.g. Firefox

I am running Linux Mint 21.3 Cinnamon on and I7 processor with a NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710] graphics card.

I have edited the about:config file as follows:

webgl.force_enabled TRUE

but noted a collection of failed messages as shown on the attached screen shot.

This web site is still accessible using chromium on the same computer, suggesting that there isn't a hardware problem.

Thanks

Howard

Asked by h.brissenden Prieš 4 dienas

Answered by h.brissenden Prieš 1 dieną

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Webpage elements do not open.

On this webpage on the link below, when the 'Comments' button is clicked, nothing happens. It works via the Chrome browser. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/george… (read more)

Asked by johnh009 Prieš 2 dienas

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How to get rid of unrequested invasive rendered area debugging overlay?

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find … (read more)

After updating my openSUSE Firefox package from version 122 to 123 every frame inside each window started to have weird grey overlay of scrollable area. I failed to find any description of such a thing happening, let alone how to get rid of it. I tried removing build-in distro-default preferences and had complete audit of all my custom preferences in about:config but none changed that behavior. I even updated to 124b4 but this also haven't changed anything. Naturally, nuking entire profile is not an option, I might as well replace the whole browser. So, how do I get rid of this thing?

Asked by F0X Prieš 5 dienas

Answered by zeroknight Prieš 2 dienas

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Wrong Scaling with HiDPI Screen on Linux

Dear Technical Support, I'd like to report a problem which affects the rendering of websites in Firefox with a HiDPI monitor. I'm having issues with the text and graphi… (read more)

Dear Technical Support,

I'd like to report a problem which affects the rendering of websites in Firefox with a HiDPI monitor.

I'm having issues with the text and graphics of web pages, that are often mismatched or misaligned, with text being too large compared to graphical elements. See the enclosed pictures for an example; as you can see, this happens also on your website. Also, I've noted that pages (and plugins) appear to be "shrinked" as opposed to when viewed on Chrome, where they are shown to their true size.

Setting ui.textScaleFactor=100 and tweaking with layout.css.devPixelsPerPx did not change much. I must admit that I find this behavior quite strange, since HiDPI monitors have been around for more than a decade, and especially considering that this did not impact my experience with Firefox on Windows, using the same monitor and machine.

I hope to find an effective solution to this problem and look forward to your reply. Please let me know if I can be of any help in this matter.

Best regards, Federico

Asked by Federico Prieš 3 dienas

Answered by Federico Prieš 3 dienas

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Can't pin extensions to the toolbar using the extension button

Hello folks According to Firefox help pages, pinning an extension to the toolbar should work as follows: "Click the extensions button (jigsaw puzzle Fx109ExtensionsButt… (read more)

Hello folks

According to Firefox help pages, pinning an extension to the toolbar should work as follows:

"Click the extensions button (jigsaw puzzle Fx109ExtensionsButton icon) in the toolbar to open the extensions panel. Each extension in the panel has a menu button with a gear Fx91GearIcon icon. You can use this menu button to manage those extensions."

The extensions button doesn't seem to work like that for me. When I click the Extensions button I get several buttons (Recommendations, Extensions etc) on the left side of the page as in the first image attached (Firefox1).

If I then click the Extensions button I get to the Manage Extensions page, and if I then click the 3 dots (...) button on (say) Proton Pass I don't get a Pin to Toolbar option and clicking the Manage option opens the Proton Pass Details page (see image Firefox2) - none of the buttons on the any of the pages offers a Pin to Toolbar option.

Those extensions that are pinned to the toolbar, such as Adblock Plus ( see Firefox2 image), got pinned during installation and not by using the extensions button. Currently I seem to have no way of interacting with any extension via the extensions button.

Could be I'm doing something silly but any suggestions would be appreciated.

Regards Ken

Asked by kenliz Prieš 3 dienas

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer Prieš 3 dienas

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Sync does not work on any device

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop… (read more)

I have never managed to get Firefox Sync to work on my devices, I don't know why. I don't get an error message saying it failed or why it failed. I run Firefox on desktop (Linux) and Android, both always updated to the latest version.

My use case is simple, I just want my mobile Firefox to have all the bookmarks I have on desktop already.

On Android, when I go to my account settings it says "Las synced: never". Clicking the "Sync now" button does absolutely nothing.

On Desktop I go to Settings - Sync, press the Sync button. It appears to work, though no feedback is ever provided.

When I go to about:sync-log, on desktop, finally an error is shown. It seems to attempt to connect to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections and fails. Manually going to the URL also fails on both desktop and mobile. Entire log below

1709188645048 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Flushing file log 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645050 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Log cleanup threshold time: 1708324645052 1709188645052 Sync.LogManager DEBUG Done deleting files. 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: sync 1709188684156 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188684291 FirefoxAccounts WARN Unrecognized FxAccountsWebChannel command: fxaccounts:loaded 1709188690370 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:pair_preferences 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690446 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188690496 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709188767104 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709188767104 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709188767361 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709188768376 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Generating tab list with filter 1709188768377 Sync.RemoteTabs INFO Final tab list has 0 clients with 0 tabs. 1709188991788 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Pairing channel error: Error: WebSocket unexpectedly closed(resource://gre/modules/FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20) JS Stack trace: FxAccountsPairingChannel</_setupListeners/<@FxAccountsPairingChannel.sys.mjs:3599:20 1709189210399 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsWebChannel message received: fxaccounts:fxa_status 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG fxa_status received 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG service: 30b11ae57025e70b 1709189210400 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG is private browsing: false 1709189279244 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189285734 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189303334 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189310511 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189312578 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1709189527477 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1709189527477 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1709189527975 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 304 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/123.0 (Linux x86_64) FxSync/1.125.0.20240219145322.desktop 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-02-29 06:52:14 in browser session 1LYtwG18bBEH 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG In sync: should login. 1709189534135 Sync.Service INFO User logged in successfully - verifying login. 1709189534135 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189534135 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG unlockAndVerifyAuthState already has (or can fetch) sync keys 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => success.status_ok 1709189534135 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189534135 Sync.Service DEBUG Fetching unlocked auth state returned success.status_ok 1709189534136 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1709189538030 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-765-us-west-2.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/207352084/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538030 Sync.Service DEBUG verifyLogin failed: [Exception... "The connection was established, but no data was ever received" nsresult: "0x804b0014 (NS_ERROR_NET_RESET)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.status_ok => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: error.login.reason.network => error.login.reason.network 1709189538031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.login.failed 1709189538031 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered a login error 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1709189538032 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling WrappedLock: Error: Login failed: error.login.reason.network(resource://services-sync/service.sys.mjs:1041:15) JS Stack trace: onNotify@service.sys.mjs:1041:15 1709189538034 Sync.Service DEBUG Not syncing: login returned false. 1709189538035 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent

Asked by Cosme Benito Prieš 5 dienas

Answered by jonzn4SUSE Prieš 5 dienas

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Linux save dialog limitations

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in … (read more)

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in the save dialog. In addition to that, there are many locations missing and I can't seem to find a way to add new custom or favorites ones either.

All that combined means it was impossible to save my file directly to a network location, which is something I very often need to do. It just seems insane for such a basic feature to be missing and I've found a 4 years old thread about it meaning nothing has been done to fix this since? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279125

The only way I can see would be to mount the network path(not a good solution for one offs) and navigate to it(a symlink can make it closer to one of the existing shortcut but still annoyingly require more clicks) every time but that's very tedious since most of my saving is on a specific server drive.

Asked by SamKook Prieš 6 dienas

Answered by jonzn4SUSE Prieš 6 dienas

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colorfore theme

How can I restore a previous theme? I had a "colorfore" theme that Mozilla offered a few years ago set up in Firefox. It was perfect! I could see everything clearly with … (read more)

How can I restore a previous theme? I had a "colorfore" theme that Mozilla offered a few years ago set up in Firefox. It was perfect! I could see everything clearly with my aging eyesight.Then one of my synced computers needed a new Linux OS installation so I signed out of sync on that machine. Installed the new OS. When I started Firefox the first time I signed into sync. I got my history, bookmarks and bookmark bar, but no custom colors. Now my computer at work has its colors reset to the out of box colors too. I have lost the colorfore colors I have been using for several years now. How can I get the colorfore colors back? Thank you for your attention in this matter. I love Firefox, use it exclusively and contribute to Mozilla. Gregg Scholfield

Asked by Gregg Scholfield Prieš 6 dienas

Answered by cor-el Prieš 6 dienas

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Firefox not preventing sleep

Hello, I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on Yo… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on YouTube music my computer will go to sleep after the elected time. On KDE you can see which applications are preventing sleep and/or screen lock, other applications are listed here but not Firefox.

When playing a video everything works as expected.

I would investigate myself, but I don't know where to start so if someone can point me in the right direction or offer any insights?

Currently using: KDE Neon KDE 6.0 Kernel 6.5.0-21 Wayland

Asked by dclark16 Prieš 1 savaitę

Answered by zeroknight Prieš 1 savaitę

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Using system wide proxy setting in Linux

I have the HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and FTP_PROXY (and their lowercase counterparts) exported and then the firefox binary is started from the shell script. The settings in… (read more)

I have the HTTP_PROXY, HTTPS_PROXY and FTP_PROXY (and their lowercase counterparts) exported and then the firefox binary is started from the shell script. The settings in firefox say it will 'Use system proxy settings'. Nevertheless I do not see the proxy being used as I can not access the web pages that need the proxy. The 'about:config' also does not show that firefox picked up any proxy related information from the shell environment.

I know the proxy address is correct because if I use brave browser instead of firefox (same shell script that launches brave) I can reach the web pages behind the proxy as expected.

Asked by hinko.kocevar Prieš 1 savaitę

Answered by TyDraniu Prieš 1 savaitę

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Firefox Bookmarks toolbar disappears as soon as any website selected

This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years,… (read more)

This issue has arisen on Firefox for Linux Mint (my current version is 123.0 (64bit)). I like Firefox, and I like its bookmarks toolbar, and have used it for many years, but there seems to be a new bug introduced today:- The bookmarks toolbar is present and correct when I start Firefox, but now it disappears as soon as I select any bookmark, or if I enter any web address or if I open a new tab. The [View >Toolbars > Bookmarks Toolbar > Alway Show] option is already selected, but the toolbar is no longer visible. If I click on it again, the bookmarks toolbar reappears (or I can restart Firefox, and this will also restore the toolbar). But the toolbar now disappears as soon as I use the browser in any way, and so is currently not really of practical use, as it needs constant restoring. Hope you can help resolve this. Many thanks in advance

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Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 savaitę

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Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440721] Can someone please tell me how to answer questions asked, in emails to me, receoved from support helpers. … (read more)

Locking this thread, please continue here: [/questions/1440721]
Can someone please tell me how to answer questions asked, in emails to me, receoved from support helpers. In ~6 emails received so far, my only response option looks like clicking the "Mark It as Solved" button...I can't see how to answer, for example, that I'm using Debian Buster, with KDE. Also, jonzn4SUSE asked me to "see screenshot" of his SUSE distribution, but I can't see that image, nor a file attachment. Thanks again.

Asked by lee.hinkleman Prieš 1 savaitę

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Installing custom Firefox extension

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about … (read more)

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about it. I googled how to create an extension in Firefox and within 5 minutes I had a working extension that solved their annoyance. However, I can only load it temporarily. If I close Firefox, it goes away. When I try to actually install it, it says I need to have it signed. I have now spent the better part of an hour trying to find out how to self sign it. I refuse to believe that I have to submit this to Mozilla for me to be able to install my own code. Can someone please send me in the direction of how i self sign and install my own extension. I have no intention of publishing, I only want to run this for myself.

Asked by viktor37 Prieš 1 savaitę

Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 savaitę

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JavaScript in firefox.cfg can't access `document`

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements. I have set up `autoconfig.js` i… (read more)

As I understand, `autoconfig.js` (with `firefox.cfg`) can be used to have JavaScript run during startup to control Firefox's UI elements.

I have set up `autoconfig.js` in my `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` folder (I'm on EndeavourOS Linux). As instructed here, I've already put the two required files, `autoconfig.js` and `firefox.cfg` in their correct folders (`/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition/defaults/pref` and `/usr/lib/firefox-developer-edition` in my machine).

The file `firefox.cfg` contains the following code:

 //
 (() => {
   var tabbar = document.getElementById("TabsToolbar");
 })();


However, every time I run Firefox, this message will appear:

 "Failed to read the configuration file. Please contact your system administrator."


If I empty out the `firefox.cfg` file, Firefox will run normally without showing the error message. It will also run normally if I just have something like this in the file:

 //
 (() => {
   var testVar = "";
 })();


I don't understand why the JavaScript code can't access the Firefox UI elements through `document` or `window.document`. If `autoconfig.js` isn't build for that, what should I use to change my browser's UI elements through JavaScript?

Thank you.

Asked by jazali Prieš 1 savaitę

Answered by cor-el Prieš 1 savaitę

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What is the Firefox Installer?

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the insta… (read more)

I'm trying to migrate to the newest version of Firefox on an old installation of Fedora. I've downloaded and unpacked the installation files but can't identify the installer. All I probably need is the name, as I know how to make it executable and run it once I know what file it is.

Asked by sideburns Prieš 1 savaitę

Answered by sideburns Prieš 1 savaitę

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"this page is slowing down firefox"

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ab… (read more)

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ability to keep typing, then if goes away, comes back, goes away ... I just want to kill the message entirely. I'm not worried about speed, there's nothing to fix, I just want the message gone.

Asked by rayandrews Prieš 2 savaites

Answered by cor-el Prieš 2 savaites

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Firefox themes

Saved themes in Firefox color not visible in add-ons manager. Does not fix itself in safe mode. One of the saved themes is a default preset I liked, the other is a preset… (read more)

Saved themes in Firefox color not visible in add-ons manager. Does not fix itself in safe mode. One of the saved themes is a default preset I liked, the other is a preset I made myself, using all options except advanced colors.

Asked by Lord_Voidwrath Prieš 2 savaites

Answered by Lord_Voidwrath Prieš 1 savaitę