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Force addon update during launch

Hi, I've been looking for a way to force installed addons to update at launch, but haven't had much success. My real motivation behind this is to have a master profile, a… (read more)

Hi,

I've been looking for a way to force installed addons to update at launch, but haven't had much success. My real motivation behind this is to have a master profile, and use disposable copies for throwaway web browsing. I understand that private browsing mode provides something in that vein, but there are limitations in the way it has been implemented, and I would like to have an entirely separate preconfigured firefox instance for each usage.

Is there a way to do this, or to force install the most current version of an addon from the repositories and to initiate it from the command line?

Thanks,

-cb

Asked by cb 7 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 hours ago

Firefox 77.0.1 address bar seem broken. Won't show common sites without deleting anything in the URL bar, no down arrow

I had set the about:config settings after 75 came out to fix the address bar. Today I got 77.0.1 and now the address bar seems broken again. When I mouse over it, there… (read more)

I had set the about:config settings after 75 came out to fix the address bar. Today I got 77.0.1 and now the address bar seems broken again. When I mouse over it, there is no longer a down arrow to click and show my common sites. If I click in the bar and then delete everything, the list of common sites appears. If I click away and click back into the blank address bar, now I have to hit the down arrow to get the list to appear. I need a way to get the down arrow back so the address bar works as expected.

These config options are all set to false:

   browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus
   browser.urlbar.update1
   browser.urlbar.update1.interventions
   browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips
   browser.urlbar.update1.view.stripHttps

Asked by jake-firefox 9 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

All webpages continue scrolling after I've taken my fingers off the touchpad

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1. When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fin… (read more)

I've just switched to Firefox as Chrome keeps lagging. I'm running Fedora 31 and the latest version of Firefox 76.0.1.

When I use the 2 fingered scrolling and take my fingers off the touchpad, the page keeps scrolling until it slowly slows down and eventually stops or hits the end of the page. It doesn't then stop when I place my fingers back on the touchpad, so it just carries on regardless to another part of the page. It's ludicrous as it just goes past whatever I'm trying to look at! If I keep my fingers on the touchpad it stays put but as soon as I take them off, it's off on it's jollies again.

Is there anyway to disable this? I've unchecked smooth scrolling and autoscrolling. I've never had Firefox behave like this before on any Linux distro.

Asked by firefox739 1 day ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 12 hours ago

pause slide show

Hello everyone ! Please give me a hint how to stop/pause a slide show on a website. For example on the Guardian International site, there is normaly a kind of a slideshow… (read more)

Hello everyone ! Please give me a hint how to stop/pause a slide show on a website. For example on the Guardian International site, there is normaly a kind of a slideshow to the most important topic. Sometimes I llike to have a closer look on a image/photo, but there is no way to pause this . No ESC e.g. I can take a screnshot of the whole page, but I like to watch only the picture that is shon at this moment. Regards hhgoten

Asked by hhgoten 18 hours ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 13 hours ago

Change theme with user.js file

Hi, I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the… (read more)

Hi,

I'm trying to change the theme (only using standard dark and light themes) from a linux terminal. My attempted routes include changing a user.js file (the rest of the file works), in particular setting extensions.activeThemeID (I've also attempted doing this in about:config, as well as editing the extensions.json file).

I can change the theme by going to add-ons in a browser. This works fine. I was hoping to automate it (it's not the 1980's - clicking three times to change to a default theme seems unnecessary).

Am I missing something that must be changed in about:config or any other file to change the theme? The extensions.activeThemeID changes when changing the theme in add-ons and seems the likely option but does nothing if I change this value myself.

Asked by eddiewh 6 days ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 14 hours ago

Microsoft office online do not render properly in firefox ubuntu

Firefox for linux do not render some webpages properly. In microsoft word online & onenote, pages appear grey instead of white. I am using firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 (po… (read more)

Firefox for linux do not render some webpages properly. In microsoft word online & onenote, pages appear grey instead of white. I am using firefox on Ubuntu 20.04 (pop os). This problem is not there in chrome & firefox on windows.

There are many posts regarding this issue, but no proper solution

- https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/word-documents-in-microsoft-office-online-have/0b7c8b62-8c0e-4014-be4a-d5cab21dd04e

- https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/office-online-background-color.html

Asked by Darkest Lights 23 hours ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 14 hours ago

Firefox cannot find my microphone

I have Firefox 68.9.0ers (64bit) on antiXLinux-19. My microphone seems to work. It's not muted. I can record my voice with cheese or recordmydesktop. However, when I go t… (read more)

I have Firefox 68.9.0ers (64bit) on antiXLinux-19. My microphone seems to work. It's not muted. I can record my voice with cheese or recordmydesktop.

However, when I go to https://meet.jit.si/ or https://www.onlinemictest.com/ I get the error that the microphone cannot be found. That means I do not even get the prompt to allow to use my microphone. In other words, MediaDevice.getUserMedia() throws NotFoundError.

With https://meet.jit.si/ I do get prompt for video, and video is working just fine.

I have the same problem with Firefox 76.0.1 (64bit).

Asked by piotrkot 1 day ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 14 hours ago

Orange address bar after using OWASP ZAP

After using OWASP ZAProxy for the first time, the address bar is now orange and striped and there is a picture of a robot next to the padlock (see attached screenshot). I… (read more)

After using OWASP ZAProxy for the first time, the address bar is now orange and striped and there is a picture of a robot next to the padlock (see attached screenshot). I believe this is because ZAP uses selenium to control the browser, but for some reason it will not go back to normal.

I am on Linux Mint and am using Firefox 76.0

I have tried:

  • Restarting Firefox
  • Restarting my computer
  • Resetting Firefox
  • Running `firefox --new-instance --ProfileManager`
  • Uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox
  • Deleting all Firefox files and reinstalling
  • Rewinding my entire computer using Timeshift

So far, nothing has worked.

Asked by pugdogbeagledog 18 hours ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 16 hours ago

Lost Firefox account bookmarks

I have no idea how Firefox syncs the data, but I cannot find the bookmarks I had synced in my account. After syncing with Bookmarks checked in the settings, I get nothing… (read more)

I have no idea how Firefox syncs the data, but I cannot find the bookmarks I had synced in my account. After syncing with Bookmarks checked in the settings, I get nothing.

How can I get them back?

Asked by vstepaniuk 1 day ago

Last reply by Aashish Kumar 23 hours ago

Unable to connect to government site

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work. I ran an SSL Labs test and… (read more)

I am unable to connect to the following URL https://lakmshaegov01.msha.gov/UserManagement/ChangePassword.aspx. All other browsers seem to work.

I ran an SSL Labs test and it confirms that all tested versions of Firefox fail. I would like to know if anyone can spot something that might allow me to connect by temporarily relaxing the security checks in Firefox for this site.

Asked by tom.propst 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox keeps restoring session, I tried everything.

Hello. I use 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Xubuntu 20.04 and same thing happens on every computer. After clean system shutdown or restart, Firefox keeps restoring tabs I used. This … (read more)

Hello.

I use 76.0.1 (64-bit) on Xubuntu 20.04 and same thing happens on every computer. After clean system shutdown or restart, Firefox keeps restoring tabs I used. This never happens if I close Firefox first. Also this never happens when I close and reopen firefox in the same session. I tried everything: - obvious "Restore previous session" restore in options - about:config turning various options: browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash browser.sessionstore.restore_tabs_lazily browser.sessionstore.resuming_after_os_restart browser.sessionstore.max_tabs_undo browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand privacy.clearOnShutdown.sessions - i even created "user.json" with restore line as someone suggested None of these measures helped. I thought that It may be connected to XFCE session store somehow, so I went through disabling that too - no change. No other program happens to do the same. After reboot, when someone starts Firefox, all my tabs from previous session are reopened instantly. This happens on my both Xubuntu workstations, but never happens on my Windows computers. Please help.

Asked by artur.kw 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Tab Crash

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or … (read more)

All I'd like to know is how to completely disable the ability of tabs crashing for any reason at all, permanently. I'd very seriously would rather the computer freeze or risk hardware damage, whatever pref(s) listed and unlisted I need to enable or disable I can put in lock file or anything. -Thanks!

Asked by guyfromkcmo 1 week ago

Last reply by AMAN ARYAN 1 day ago

Lost Bookmarks

I just finished installing Ubuntu 20.04. When I started Firefox for the first time, it told me I was using an 'out of date' version and advised me to update. I clicked on… (read more)

I just finished installing Ubuntu 20.04. When I started Firefox for the first time, it told me I was using an 'out of date' version and advised me to update. I clicked on OK to do the update and thought it strange when Firefox started that it didn't have my home page. I immediately went to check the settings (now Preferences) and saw that the Home page was gone. I suspected that something had been done with my Firefox settings and checked my Bookmarks only to find them all gone. I don't believe that Firefox development would be so crass / careless as to delete my Bookmarks in this fashion. How can I retrieve them ?

Asked by jrmsco 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

emoji black and white in Ubuntu

On many websites lots of emoticons are shown in black and white, others in colour. Supplemental Images all appear coloured, on Emoticons only 20% are coloured. This is w… (read more)

On many websites lots of emoticons are shown in black and white, others in colour.

Supplemental Images all appear coloured, on Emoticons only 20% are coloured. This is what appears in Firefox Debugging tools:

Fonts Used DejaVu Sans

                        DejaVu Sans Bold Oblique 
                        Noto Color Emoji
                        Noto Color Emoji
The same page is shown with coloured emoticons in Google Chrome. Additionally, same emoticons are shown in colour when used in Mozilla Thunderbird. 

How can I set emoji in colour for Firefox?

I placed this issue in a different forum as well: https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-software-2/firefox-emoji-are-black-and-white-4175676403/

Asked by hex7c3+mozilla 2 days ago

Last reply by Andrew 2 days ago

how to search with tags in Firefox?

I have two bookmarks tagged with `tools` and `music`. When I write `tools music` in the browser bar, 4 Google search results appear, followed by one bookmark, the other i… (read more)

I have two bookmarks tagged with `tools` and `music`. When I write `tools music` in the browser bar, 4 Google search results appear, followed by one bookmark, the other is not shown at all.

Is there a way to specifically search by tags? Ideally I would like to have both bookmarks appear in front of my suggestions.

thank you.

Asked by hex7c3+mozilla 2 days ago

Last reply by ANAMIKA KUMARI 2 days ago

Passwörter sind plötzlich weg!!!!

Guten Morgen, meine Passwörter sind plötzlich weg, ich möchte keinen Brauser der die Passwörter vergisst. Warum passiert dies immer wieder? Es sollte eine sehr einfach… (read more)

Guten Morgen,

meine Passwörter sind plötzlich weg, ich möchte keinen Brauser der die Passwörter vergisst. Warum passiert dies immer wieder?  

Es sollte eine sehr einfache Rückhohkung geben und nicht so ein umständliches Suchen nach den vorhandenen Passwörtern und der Rückholung!!!

Ich habe ein umfangreiche Internetseite von über 30 Domain etc. wie soll ich da die ganzen

Passwörter merken!!!

Es ist ein Unding, wenn Firefox plötzlich die Passwörter nicht anzeigt, so ist dies eine Stundenlange Arbeit!!!

Ich bin sehr unzufrieden mit Firefox

M F G Eric Hoyer

Asked by Eric Hoyer 2 days ago

Last reply by JustSecurity 2 days ago