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Background turned black after 95.0 update

I just updated to 95.0. I use default Firefox home page with the Search bar. The background turned to black with this update. The background has also turned to black f… (read more)

I just updated to 95.0. I use default Firefox home page with the Search bar. The background turned to black with this update. The background has also turned to black for some of my bookmarks or sites I go to. Settings, Language and Appearance, Colors, Text is Black and Background is White. I have never changed that. How do I get the background back to White?

Asked by JudEric 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Instagram push notifications do not work

Hi, For the past month or more I haven't been able to open my Instagram notifications. Whenever I would click on "activate" on the notification's window the new window wi… (read more)

Hi,

For the past month or more I haven't been able to open my Instagram notifications. Whenever I would click on "activate" on the notification's window the new window with this post would open up. Now it doesn't do anything.

I'm on latest Debian version and latest Firefox version.

Asked by tanynova 1 day ago

Firefox hangs with "not responding" message

Since the release of V96.0.2, Firefox has repeatedly crashed at random times, including when first loading pages. It occurs on several websites, including Google search, … (read more)

Since the release of V96.0.2, Firefox has repeatedly crashed at random times, including when first loading pages. It occurs on several websites, including Google search, WashingtonPost.com, and the Firefox support page.

OS: Windows 11 Hardware: Dell XPS 13 9310

I have turned off the automatic acceleration feature per help article suggestion.

Asked by LarryDC 3 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Google.com Results screen looks totally different in Firefox on this machine only

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from mult… (read more)

Hi, when I go to google.com and search for a result it looks totally different than normal. (See picture). It should look like the 2nd Picture. I have restored from multiple backups yet it still shows up like the first picture? on other machines when I use firefox I dont have this issue and I dont have the issue if I use another browser to call up something from google.

Any help someone could give would be appreciated. Thank you

Asked by VaughnMNY1 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

recently started getting SSL_ERROR_RX_MALFORMED_SERVER_HELLO error after a while of using youtube.

For the last week or so, I've started getting an error page with SSL_ERROR_RX_MALFORMED_SERVER_HELLO message when I try to use Youtube. It happens randomly after a while … (read more)

For the last week or so, I've started getting an error page with SSL_ERROR_RX_MALFORMED_SERVER_HELLO message when I try to use Youtube. It happens randomly after a while of surfing the net, including using youtube, and no amount of refreshing or reopening the tab would help, I keep getting this error when trying to access Youtube. Only closing and reopening Firefox solves the problem, until the next time. Its so random, it would be working fine and then I refresh or go to another clip and get the error. (Latest version of FF and using W10 on an Asus Rog Stryx laptop.) Help please? Thank you.

Asked by yaelglo 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Unable to change display back to black text on white background. PLease help!

Please advise how to revert back to old display. It changed with latest update. I am in tears as simply cannot read this light text on black background. I am seeing blurr… (read more)

Please advise how to revert back to old display. It changed with latest update. I am in tears as simply cannot read this light text on black background. I am seeing blurry, squinting to try focus and getting headache. Spent over an hour trying to follow steps on internet to restore old settings. . Nothing worked. Colour panel in settings shows text selection as black, background as white. But that is not what it's doing. Desperate, else need to set up another default browser. Cannot work like this. Thanks in advance

Asked by southernkestrel 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Appearance settings not saving

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only s… (read more)

My appearance settings are set to dark mode but Firefox is only displaying in light mode. I've tried downloading various dark mode extensions to fix this, but they only seem to work on websites other than the firefox homepage or settings.

Asked by Haan 1 week ago

Last reply by TNorth 1 week ago

blocked 3rd party cookies

I use Kaltura to record lectures and post them to my course at the U of Utah on Canvas. This semester, Firefox will not allow me to open "my media" where the Kaltura reco… (read more)

I use Kaltura to record lectures and post them to my course at the U of Utah on Canvas. This semester, Firefox will not allow me to open "my media" where the Kaltura recordings are posted on Canvas. I get the following message: It seems your browser is blocking 3rd party session cookies which are required for the Kaltura application. To resolve this issue, please update your settings to allow 3rd party cookies.

I copied the Kaltura web address 670542.kaf.kaltura.com that I can see in Chrome and pasted it into a Chrome browser and it goes to my recordings in Canvas when I use Chrome. The same site doesn't work in Firefox. How do I unblock Kaltura third party sessions? Thank you.

Bob McKnight U of Utah Instructor

Asked by robert.mcknight 2 weeks ago

Last reply by debbiegaydos 1 week ago

Firefox 96.0 - "Forced" dark mode

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including: New tab backgroun… (read more)

I have been a "light theme" user for 15+ years. Since updating to 96.0 today, a dark mode spreading across Firefox has been forced onto me, including:

  • New tab background
  • Background of any tab waiting to load a page
  • Google/Youtube background
  • Settings/add-ons/password menu backgrounds
  • Automatic username/password drop-down background
  • Background of the little box that appears on the bottom-left (the one which shows the URL when you mouse over a link)

I am unhappy with this and wish to have my usual theme back. Can anyone please assist?

(In addition, there is some sort of white border around the current tab, which I do not like)

Asked by hevinroyal 2 weeks ago

Last reply by orgonotic-9 29 minutes ago

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Firefox restoring sessions on startup despite "Restore previous sessions" being unchecked in startup

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_… (read more)

Possible bug: I cannot stop Firefox from restoring sessions after restarting computer. Restore previous session is not checked in Settings, browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart is false, and browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash is false as well. Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 91.0.2, only add-on is TreeStyleTabs, but this behavior displays with add-ons disabled.

Asked by william.harryman 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

How to stop Firefox nag screens

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Ea… (read more)

I have been a happy Firefox and Thunderbird used for many years, but the constant unnecessary tweaking and fiddling with the GUI has begun to spoil my user experience. Each update seemed to change something that was working fine and didn't need changing... the last straw was making the on-screen font so small that it was nearly impossible to read.

It took me quite a while to find a way to change the font size and appearance back to something usable. That was when I decided to disable automatic updates. Now, every time I open FF or TB I get a nag screen and this is beyond annoying. There does not appear to be any way to stop this happening outside of doing complicated stuff in the registry that I am not prepared to do.

So basically, I am looking for a recommendation on the best alternative browser and mail app that I can use when I delete FF and TB. Chrome seems to work OK for a browser and although I don't like the GUI, Gmail is probably the logical choice as I use Gmail addresses. I don't need apps that work on phones as I work on a PC, so a simple clear GUI is more important to me than all kinds of clever features that I will never use :)

Cheers... John D

Asked by jon dee 13 minutes ago

Can't I await someone else to uncover the awry Add On first, before attempting myself?

Here are the facts of my case, now closed as duplicate. I just remembered that heretofore, Firefox has automatically disabled Add Ons that were amiss. Rather than action… (read more)

Here are the facts of my case, now closed as duplicate.

I just remembered that heretofore, Firefox has automatically disabled Add Ons that were amiss. Rather than action DrMoishe Pippik's bifurcation stopgap myself, can't I do nothing — and wait a week or two — if someone more technologically skillful deduces the astray Add On, and Firefox disables it?

Asked by Codidact.com 50 minutes ago

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa?

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa? i can't find it anywhere? I keep having to resort to recovery codes but this is not an option for pairing. … (read more)

how can i find which authentication app i used for 2fa?

i can't find it anywhere?

I keep having to resort to recovery codes but this is not an option for pairing.

Asked by fluffyalien 1 hour ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 18 minutes ago

how to restore tabs and extensions

Greetings, recently firefox 96.0.2 crashed running on windows 10. I had installed it long ago and I had tabs that were were active and I had installed 7 add-ons (extensio… (read more)

Greetings, recently firefox 96.0.2 crashed running on windows 10. I had installed it long ago and I had tabs that were were active and I had installed 7 add-ons (extension). when I opened firefox after crash, I discovered 1 - no tabs existed, 2 - settings were as though it was a fresh install (I had to configure settings all over again) 3 - and no extensions I looked for restore under menu bar (the 3 stacked up lines) so far I have been unable to restore my old tabs and extension etc

I hope there is method to bring tabs back (most important). I tried to copy last month history with no success. Thank you for your help in advance. -Sed

Asked by owneri 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 minutes ago

Import profile from another computer

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile fi… (read more)

I copied profile from old Win 7 to a USB hard drive, and tried to copy to new Win 11 computer . Opened APPDATA\Mozilla\Firefox\profiles\. Saw several different profile files. Copied to new one Ihad created with my name, and closed the file. Restarted Firefox, but it wouldn't run. Said it couldn't find any profiles. Help!

Asked by foxmark1935 1 hour ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 33 minutes ago

Webpages saved as PDFs are very large files compared to Safari

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, w… (read more)

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, while Safari saves the same pdf as 325KB. I never noticed this to be the case in the distant past but as my available storage space started shrinking rapidly on my MacBook I realized this might be the culprit.

I don't know when these large pdfs files started with FF but as I reviewed some similar files from several years ago, the same type of 2-3 page pdf in FF was in the KB, not MB of data. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a setting that should be changed so these pdfs are not so bloated in size?

I am still using FF 88.0.1 having not made the leap to the newer versions of FF because of all the bad reviews. That said, I have not seen any info which indicates that FF scaled down pdf file sizes in the newer versions of FF.

In FF's Preferences pane PDFs are set to open in FF. Would it help reduce the file sizes if I changed that so they open in Mac's default application which I assume is Preview? I don't know if that's what the default preference was years ago when FF pdfs were much smaller files, or if changing that would make no difference at all.

Also, for what it's worth, I previously disabled FF's new-ish Print Preview Interface in about:config because it was consistently overriding the preset positions I set for my headers and footers, resulting in them being cut off the printed pages, however, the bloated pdfs were a problem long before FF introduced the Print Preview Interface feature.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of pdfs that FF is creating? I don't have and don't want to get a 3rd party application like Adobe Acrobat to deal with this, when I can simply use Safari as my browser. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Blocked By Spamhaus

I have been blocked by Spamhaus which means that I cannot send / reply to emails from certain organisations. How can I remove my IP address / Domain Server from this Spam… (read more)

I have been blocked by Spamhaus which means that I cannot send / reply to emails from certain organisations. How can I remove my IP address / Domain Server from this Spamhaus?

I accessed their Spamhaus Project blocklist yet upon entering my IP addresses the response was: 'No Issues'.

Any advice? Cheers

Asked by dee14 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago