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Firefox saving to /run/user/1000/docs

This morning there was an Ubuntu software update and afterwards Firefox wouldn't work, it just opened and hung without ever connecting to a website. So I uninstalled, pur… (read more)

This morning there was an Ubuntu software update and afterwards Firefox wouldn't work, it just opened and hung without ever connecting to a website. So I uninstalled, purged and reinstalled from Ubuntu Software and everything seemed ok. However, whenever I now try to save something, for instance images, the save to directory will default to /run/user/1000/docs even though I have my downloads folder selected in settings. I can change to the directory I want to save to and it will save there, but when I next save something it will again want to go to the /run/user/1000/docs folder. Further, I find that a copy of anything I save has also been saved into that folder, creating a new sub-directory to do so. I tried clear data in settings but that didn't delete those files and they are protected in file manager so I can't delete them myself. This will fill my hard drive pretty quickly as well as being really annoying having to change the save directory every time. What can I do to rectify this? I've now got version 96.0 (64 bit) installed.

Asked by paulhurford 8 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Dark Mode and a theme?

Before Firefox updated last night, I was able to use a dark mode and a theme on new tabs and the settings/addons page. Now I'm only able to use one or the other? Is this … (read more)

Before Firefox updated last night, I was able to use a dark mode and a theme on new tabs and the settings/addons page. Now I'm only able to use one or the other? Is this a glitch or just how it is now?

Asked by Chen 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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On-screen keyboard doesn't open with tablet mode deactivated

On my convertible laptop (Windows 10 20H2) the on-screen keyboard doesn't open when clicking a text field with the keyboard flipped back and the tablet mode deactivated. … (read more)

On my convertible laptop (Windows 10 20H2) the on-screen keyboard doesn't open when clicking a text field with the keyboard flipped back and the tablet mode deactivated. In all other browsers I've tested the on-screen keyboard opens normally. Is there any workaround or plan to change this behaivour?

Asked by leonlg 8 months ago

Answered by leonlg 7 months ago

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can't access the Microsoft Office website

After I log in to the Office and try to enter Word online (https://www.office.com/launch/word?auth=1) , I am constantly redirected to the home page , (https://www.office… (read more)

After I log in to the Office and try to enter Word online (https://www.office.com/launch/word?auth=1) , I am constantly redirected to the home page , (https://www.office.com/?trysignin=0). I already deleted cookies and add-ons, reinstalled firefox

Asked by danil_mazur 8 months ago

Answered by danil_mazur 8 months ago

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Twitter not working on Firefox 96.0.3

I'm using Firefox 96.0.3 and Twitter will not load. Blank page. It's working on another browser. Help would be appreciated, hopefully something simple as I'm not very tec… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 96.0.3 and Twitter will not load. Blank page. It's working on another browser. Help would be appreciated, hopefully something simple as I'm not very tec minded. Thanks

Asked by John Lynn 8 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Using Google with Firefox is a new problem

I recently deleted all cookies & site data & now whenever I search for something using Google I get the following message (below) where I also have to fill out a … (read more)

I recently deleted all cookies & site data & now whenever I search for something using Google I get the following message (below) where I also have to fill out a Captcha in order to proceed. This only happens with Firefox. On the same computer I have Microsoft Edge which has no problem with Google search. What's the problem with Firefox? Will give up this browser if this continues.


Our systems have detected unusual traffic from your computer network. This page checks to see if it's really you sending the requests, and not a robot.

IP address: 192.145.114.55 Time: 2022-01-17T22:20:00Z URL: https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox

Asked by rvhjjh 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Embedded google calendar not showing

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one … (read more)

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one of the widgets on the page. I have it set up correctly. It was showing up yesterday. Now today it is not showing. I am getting this error:

Firefox Can’t Open This Page

To protect your security, accounts.google.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.

I have not made any changes to Protopage or Firefox.

Got any ideas what has changed? What I need to fix to get it working again?

Bob

Asked by davet354tfd 8 months ago

Answered by davet354tfd 8 months ago

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The 96.0 update has forced my background into Dark Mode

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a… (read more)

Yesterday when I installed the 96.0 update it has forced my background color into a dark grey and ignores the background color setting. I would like to know if there is a setting, add on or update that can return this to normal. The theme I am using has not been updated in 2 years so I am fairly sure the update has caused this.

Asked by flippy12321207 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Bookmark Font Size

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font… (read more)

I am trying to increase the size of the font of our bookmarks on our MacBook Air laptop as they are hard to read on the smaller screen. I tried "zoom" and increasing font size in settings but that did not affect the bookmarks sidebar; only the primary web pages. I tried an add-on but could not get it to work. I did a few online searches and it appears to be a common issue but I could not find a solution so I thought I'd ask a question. Thanks for any advice that you can provide.

Asked by Dgriesbach 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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firefox keeps blocking 3rd party cookies their settings do not work

A website I use to move money - getting message telling me cookies is blocking 3rd party cookies. and I need to enable 3rd party cookies. I go to settings in firefox and … (read more)

A website I use to move money - getting message telling me cookies is blocking 3rd party cookies. and I need to enable 3rd party cookies. I go to settings in firefox and for the information to set settings to enable cookies 3rd party they do not work. They tell me to check and uncheck boxes that I do not even have for setttings. I never had this problem before until Jan. of 2022. I have to use a different browser to get to the website and complete my task. There is something in the Firefox browser or they made changes/updates. Need step by step instructions. NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE.

Asked by marschall3 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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unable to visit http site

Hello, I'm not sure if I chose the right topic above. I'm trying to visit a site which is still using http. But Firefox is automatically redirecting to https, where of c… (read more)

Hello, I'm not sure if I chose the right topic above.

I'm trying to visit a site which is still using http. But Firefox is automatically redirecting to https, where of course it cannot resolve the site.

In settings, I have it set for "Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode". But still, Ff is redirecting.

I don't know. Maybe I should set for https only, and then enter an exception??

I have searched for a solution, but for every solution I find, when I look up how to do it, it says, before you try this, try that first. After about 5 rounds of that, I got too confused and gave up.

Oh, I also cleared the cache, but no help.

I've enabled all the extra info below. But let me know if you need any other specific info. Do you need the address of the website?

Thank you very much.

Asked by brynn2 6 months ago

Answered by brynn2 6 months ago

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background color

I just went to use the Firefox browser and easily noticed a different color to the background. I don't like the dark gray that the browser seems to have defaulted to. T… (read more)

I just went to use the Firefox browser and easily noticed a different color to the background. I don't like the dark gray that the browser seems to have defaulted to. This happened around noon on Jan 11 2022. How do I change back to the previous color?

Asked by russcupan 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Close Tab button on left

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part… (read more)

Obviously people have asked this before, but those threads all seem to be closed now. The idea that a browser would not want to have a consistent UI with every other part of the operating system is absolutely nuts, so why is it not easier (or even automatic?!) to place the 'close tab' button on the left when running on a Mac operating system?

I have tried the solutions recommended here – https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1253751 – but without any success. Maybe someone could help me understand what I am doing wrong? Better yet, maybe Mozilla could remove the need for such workarounds and implement what ought to be a standard feature?

Asked by Kit Marsden 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Set up custom default search URL

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use sev… (read more)

I'd like to use the Startpage search as my default search in Firefox, instead of Google. And I mean the keyword-less search. I know what a search keyword is and I use several for special search engines (map, Wikipedia, dictionaries, parcel tracking, etc.). But the default search must work without any keywords.

And I want to use the custom settings they provide as URL parameters. I've tried with the cookie option but the cookie expires even after regular use. So the custom URL is the only working solution. Startpage support recommended me doing that.

I know that I can install the Startpage search to Firefox and it worked. But I can't combine it with the custom settings. So I uninstalled the extension, deleted the search engine and went to my custom startpage.com URL. Right-clicking the URL bar allowed me to add the search engine from there. But it also doesn't have my settings.

I couldn't find the search URL in about:config. Where is it stored? I need to change whatever Firefox thinks is Startpage's search URL to include my settings.

Changing the settings is critical because by default they open clicked results in a new tab which I cannot stand. I have enough open tabs, and there's still the back button.

Asked by ygoe 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for a website

I would like to permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ so that I can track my stats. I can turn this off for a sess… (read more)

I would like to permanently turn off enhanced tracking protection for https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/ so that I can track my stats. I can turn this off for a session via the shield icon but I am unable to find a way to save this setting. Manage Exceptions in Enhanced Tracking Protection in Settings does not allow me to add any site as an exception.

Asked by sallypfb 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to white with Black text. Too much Dark and gloomy.

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or all… (read more)

How to change sidebars and backgrounds back to White background (or at least a light gray) with Black text contrasting on top. Too much Dark and gloomy now days. Or allow a theme color schemes that fixed it back like it was before updates.

Please don't force gloom on our browser.

Asked by Falgoust.Debbie 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site.

Problem: Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site. Details: Problem also exists in Private Window. I tried disabling all Ext… (read more)

Problem: Firefox scrolls up to the top of page when I click on any video link on Tiktok site.

Details:

  • Problem also exists in Private Window.
  • I tried disabling all Extensions and it didn't help.
  • Works normal only in Safe Mode.
  • Tiktok works fine with other browsers.
  • Page works normal 1 time after initial loading. I click on any video and it opens. When I exit video page and land back on video index, problem starts. Any mouse click (right,left and middle) makes FF jump to top of the page (even without scrolling. It's supposed to scroll just like when you press HOME on keyb.).
  • 2 different behaviors on Tiktok Main Feed vs Tiktok User's Feed. On the Main Feed, when I click on a video, I see the page jumps to top but it opens the video link after a 1/2 sec delay. On the User's Feed, video link doesn't open. It just jumps to the top and does nothing.

Version: FF 96.0.3 (64-bit) for Desktop PC OS: Win 7 SP2

Any suggestions to pin and fix this?

Asked by taseron 8 months ago

Answered by taseron 7 months ago

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Walmart Site Not Working Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for pro… (read more)

Walmart website no longer works properly with latest Firefox 96.0.2 64-bit. It works properly with Chrome and other browsers. You can log onto the site and search for products but when you try to add a product to the cart nothing happens. You also can't actually go to the cart. Last time I used Walmart was a few weeks ago and everything worked fine!

Asked by brw111 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Firefox 96 - block autoplay still doesn't work

I know it gets posted a lot but none have actual working answers. I have autoplay to be blocked on all sites, I will never want any site to autoplay anything, I'd rather… (read more)

I know it gets posted a lot but none have actual working answers. I have autoplay to be blocked on all sites, I will never want any site to autoplay anything, I'd rather not be ever to ever start the video than for autoplay to happen.

I've checked the about:config against other posts say are the answer but it it's never solved this.

Upgraded to firefox 96 and the problem persists - haven't checked much yet but instagram.com is certainly playing every post.

Asked by Frank & Jen 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago