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## How do I get obsolete info out of a typing box?

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, al… (read more)

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, although I've gone to my Saved Logons in Preference and removed all logons for that site except for the correct one. I have to delete the old username from the typing box every time I log in there, after which I can select the correct (and only) saved username/password.

Asked by sideburns 2 years ago

Answered by sideburns 1 year ago

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## pulseaudio high CPU with no audio playing

Hey there, I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla? Steps to reproduce: --- O… (read more)

Hey there,

I have the following issue with Firefox, is this maybe something I should report to the Ubuntu support or directly to Bugzilla?

Steps to reproduce: ---

1. Open Firefox
2. Go to a page that contains an embedded video that is not playing automatically, e.g. https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sound_of_metal
3. Do not play the video

Environment --- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:83.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/83.0 Firefox version: 83.0 (64-bit) pulseaudio version: 13.99.2 OS: Ubuntu 20.10 64-bit Gnome version: 3.38.1 Windowing system: Wayland CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8565U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 8 RAM: 15,5 GiB GPU: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics 620 (WHL GT2)

Actual results --- pulseaudio process is spawned and rapidly becomes the most CPU consuming process on my machine (especially after a few seconds, when the Web Content ones start to cool down). Even though no sound is actually played! When switching to another tab with no embedded video, pulseaudio keeps overloading the CPU. This only stops after closing Firefox.

Expected results --- I'm not sure this is what should be expected, but I'll give it a shot:

• pulseaudio process should only be spawned when actually playing a media that requires audio
• pulseaudio should not be the #1 CPU consuming process
• pulseaudio process should at the very least not massively use CPU when no sound is playing

Asked by yarma22 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

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## Give feedback — paused submissions

The page Give feedback landing page says: ‘Please check back soon’. What does ‘soon’ exactly mean? … (read more)

The page Give feedback landing page says: ‘Please check back soon’. What does ‘soon’ exactly mean?

Asked by Krzysztof Żelechowski 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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## How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 2 years ago

Answered by #367259 2 years ago

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When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "We need to restart to finish updating" <- This last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on Fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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## Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/… (read more)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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## "How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear."

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'con… (read more)

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear." is the top hit when I look for this on Google, I'm attempting to provide the answer here.

Asked by ransage 2 years ago

Last reply by Yavvee 1 year ago

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## Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially ## Intro and context Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Fi… (read more)

# Ubuntu garbage data increases exponentially

## Intro and context


Hello. I am a power user that works in software and web development. I have been using Firefox on and on for most my life, but full time as my main browser since late 2018. One thing I love Firefox for is its lightness on memory compared to that of Google Chrome, and also its open web standards, open source, privacy, ethical owners, and customizations. I have been using Windows 10 up until July 9th 2020 before I switched to my first main Linux desktop. I have always kept my eye on CPU and RAM usage, as high CPU drains battery and running out of RAM results in a system crash. I actively keep many tabs open (less than 100 but more than 60) I ensure that they are light. I mostly have GitHub tabs open, but I keep a few other things open as well, mostly Wikipedia/wiktionary and duckduckgo tabs, a pcloud (file service) tab, but sometimes a youtube tab or two (rarely a reddit tab)

## Issue


I have been noting that garbage collection is getting exponentially worse over time. When I got my laptop, I was able to keep 2-3 fully packed profiles open at all times, and never having to close Firefox until shutdown (after about 12-16 hours uptime) I rely heavily on Firefox profiles for organization. It has been getting exponentially worse. Starting in late 2020, I had to reduce the max number of open profiles to 2, and in 2021. In early January, I had to start closing the profiles once a day to free up 2-3+ GiB of RAM (swap doesn't change much, that is the garbage data that isn't being cleared, it normally ends up at 800 MiB to 1.7 GiB by the end of the day) and now (as of January 22nd 2021) I have to close Firefox 2-3 times a day to prevent my system from getting overloaded, as Firefox eats through 1-2 gigabytes of RAM per hour, even when idle. I have noticed several processes titled web content that use 200-600 MiB each (there is usually 2-7 of them) I am wondering what I can do for Firefox to prevent high RAM usage. For reference, here is my main profile in idle mode:

Mozilla is refusing to let me upload images right now, so I will link them

Here is my usual 2nd profile in idle mode:

Here is the RAM and SWAP usage before my 2nd refresh today (uptime: 8 hours 46 minutes)

And here it is with Firefox and Nautilus closed (I forgot about nautilus before getting the first 2 pics, it uses a lot of memory depending on its usage):

I have lately suspected that GitHub may have gotten heavier, or is sending too much data via AJAX methods, but I am not entirely sure.

1. System specs

Device: Dell XPS 13 9XXX

Operating system: Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa)

Linux Kernel version: 5.4.0-48-generic

Processor type: Intel Core i5 10th generation

Processor specs: Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 CPU @ 1.00GHz × 8

Processor mode: x64

Desktop environment: GNOME 3.36.1

Windowing system: X Desktop environment 11

Memory: 7.4 GiB (8 GB)

SWAP file: 2.0 GiB

Firefox version: 84.0.1 - I haven't updated in a while due to fear of memory increase and instability

Number of Firefox profiles: 61 - no new profiles created since December 26th 2020

I am wondering what I should do about this. I work with hundreds of projects, so I can't close too many tabs, as it becomes hard to access and manage. I intend to close 16 tabs in the next month, as I am freeing up some projects.

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Asked by SeanPM 2 years ago

Last reply by SeanPM 1 year ago

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## Changing email address for Firefox Accounts

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match. Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts. I c… (read more)

This is really not specifically about Firefox Sync or Firefox itself, but I can't find a better match.

 Months ago I changed my email address with Firefox Accounts.  I currently log in with the new email address and I only see the new email address under my account preferences.  But when I add a new device to Firefox Sync, the "Complete Sync Setup" email is going to my old email address, meaning the one I previously used with my Firefox account.

 Can anyone suggest if there is a way to change this or if there is something I am doing wrong?

 Thanks for any help!


Asked by larry83 2 years ago

Last reply by lulaymarjorie@gmail.net 1 year ago

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## Why do you archive threads before fixing the issue???

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?… (read more)

I here refer to my thread https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1285212 in which the problem were not even answered by any of your tech people, but archived - why?

I find it really bad, if i post a bug and you just archive without even try to fix the problem! It makes me extremely angry! Bad behavior!

Please stop that and re-open the case.

Jan Ps. same system (Lenovo Thinkpad X300 with Xubuntu 16.04LTS 64bit (account A) )now running Firefox 85.0.1 64bit can now print, I can't find any mentioning in release notes to how previous version 75.0 and now this one is different and why this one now can print.

It would be nice to get this solved, since other people here has had this one too and it seems to jump between versions and OS(linux an windows).

Asked by Jan 2 years ago

Answered by Jan 1 year ago

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## Can't change Firefox Account password

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password. I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing… (read more)

Hi, I'm unable to change my Firefox Account password.

I navigate to the Manage Account page, click Change next to Password and enter my old and new password and nothing happens. The page gives no indication that the change has applied and my password remains the same.

I have also tried this in a private window, on Google Chrome and on my phone and the same thing happens.

Asked by alex190 2 years ago

Last reply by denholm.hsun 1 year ago

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## Adblock Plus - is it safe? Why Mozilla doesn't recommended it? I used it in the past some years ago but now I am scary about safety

Dear Community,

I would like to download this extension: https://addons.mozilla.org/pl/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/ I would like to know how it works. If I will install this extension my firefox will be check hashsum for the files of this extension automatically? Or maybe public key of the organization/company who created Adblock Plus extension? How it is work? Can you tell me? I hope that people from Mozilla now read this and can answer for my question. This is very important for me.

Next question is to Adblock Plus extension. I can read this information: "This add-on is not actively monitored for security by Mozilla. Make sure you trust it before installing" so my question is why Mozilla don't recommended this extension? This extension now use 6,678,297 people so this is huge count. It is possible that this extension is not safe and these people now use malicious software? Why on dedicated website for this extension I can't see company name? Why this company is not verified by Mozilla? So my sugestion for people from Mozilla is to change this and check this extension or maybe add some information on website for this extension.

So I should install this extension? My friend use this on Google Chrome and he recommended me this software but I don't know if this is exatcly the same version. Maybe Chrome has verified Adblock Plus software and this is safe but Mozilla didn't verified this and this can be dangerous software because this can be not exactly the same version?

Next question is to adblocker. Why Mozilla can't make their own software to block all annoying ads and due to fight with malware? Example Opera browser have own buil-in adblocker. Why firefox can't do this? Maybe people from Mozilla should do this? This can be helpful because if this can be happen I will be not install any 3rd party software for firefox anymore and I will be safe. Maybe I can send somehow this suggestion to people from Firefox?

I hope that you can help me.

Yours faithfully, Peter

Asked by Peter 2 years ago

Last reply by Peter 1 year ago

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When I download a file and click on the downloads button to bring up the Downloads menu, I often just want to open the Linux Mint file manager in the right folder so I can move the file to a more appropriate place.

In the menu, there's the little button to the right of the listed downloaded file with "Open containing folder", but if I click on that, FF opens the downloaded file, not the file manager.

Obviously this wasn't always like this, but I don't recall doing anything that might have caused the issue. How can I set FF back to the default action of opening the Linux Mint file manager?

Thanks!

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## userChrome.css does not seem to be getting applied.

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect. I have set toolkit.legacyUserPro… (read more)

I was following this reddit thread on how to remove the "your camera and microphone are being shared" popup, but it's having no affect.

I have set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true.

Here's the full contents of the userChrome.css file: 

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul");

#webrtcIndicator {
display: none;
}



Asked by SirFireball 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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## Google messages website blank page

I have an Ubuntu desktop and I am trying to switch my browsing from Chrome to Firefox but cannot load the website "https://messages.google.com". This is actually a NEW i… (read more)

I have an Ubuntu desktop and I am trying to switch my browsing from Chrome to Firefox but cannot load the website "https://messages.google.com". This is actually a NEW install of Ubuntu Desktop 20.0.4 which had Firefox 86.0.1 64-bit pre-installed.

I have been using the Google Messages app via the computer successfully for YEARS on current versions of Chrome on Ubuntu (and it still works today). I have cleared Firefox cache and all data multiple times. I have restarted the browser multiple times. I have tried to hit the website in standard and private mode. No luck.

If I hit https://messages.google.com/ I get the pretty page with icons then click "messages for web" link in the right corner which redirects me to "https://messages.google.com/web/authentication" and I get a blank white page that never changes. Ever. With Chrome the next thing I would see is a QR code to scan with the phone app ... then it works. Nothing with Firefox.

Asked by mrvelous1 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Hello! I have huge problem, because I forgot my password to other account on Firefox and I have no idea how to get it back and I don't want to loose all my passwords and… (read more)

Hello! I have huge problem, because I forgot my password to other account on Firefox and I have no idea how to get it back and I don't want to loose all my passwords and things on it, so I can't reset it. It would mean the world to me if You could help me.

I'm waiting for your answer, Thank you and have a nice day :)

Asked by monikagrochola9 2 years ago

Last reply by gspodo 1 year ago

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## Pop-up windows exceptions not working in private mode (Firefox 87.0)

Hi, After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choo… (read more)

Hi,

After an update on Firefox 87.0 the pop-up exceptions defined are not working in private mode. A yellow bar appears that tells me that prevent the popups. If I choose to allow the popups with the button on the left of url then the url is added on exceptions/allowed window with a ^privateBrowsingId=1 marked in the url. However this is not persisted on a next run of firefox on private mode.

If someone have setup exceptions is there for a reason and should not be broken in private mode. I also cannot add ^privateBrowsingId=1 on my own in the url on the exceptions, as it appeared as %5 in exceptions and it does not work to allow pop-up.

Thanks

Asked by JenniferRhodes1 2 years ago

Last reply by VVG 1 year ago

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Firefox can't load any page, including about:config and about:preferences. about:support is working. All menus and surrounding UI is working too, but, for example, if I try to open Preferences page from menu - it will not open, even new tab isn't created.

If I start firefox with MOZ_DISABLE_CONTENT_SANDBOX=1 all works fine. Problem appeared after I accidentally used all of my laptop RAM with other app. Firefox didn't crashed, but after reopening this issue is began appearing.

I use Linux Mint 20, and apt-upgraded all packages (including firefox) right after this issue first appeared. I tried to: - restart browser (didn't work) - restart laptop (didn't work) - use different profile (didn't work) - use browser safe mode (didn't work) - clear caches (didn't work) - disable all extensions (didn't work) - use different versions: 75.0, 87.0, 82.0, freshly-compiled by myself (didn't work) - refreshing firefox (didn't work) - run firefox with MOZ_DISABLE_CONTENT_SANDBOX=1 (worked, but it's obviously unsafe and don't fix the root problem)

I found some issues and bugs that looks pretty similar to mine: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1245935 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1235332 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279656 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1433065

Also, after closing firefox, it stays running in processes, and I can't open new window for 30 seconds or more after closing old window.

I think it's bug and problem is somewhere in firefox sources. Do you have any ideas, how can I fix this?

Asked by ivushkinalex 2 years ago

Answered by ivushkinalex 1 year ago

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## Firefox fails to recognize my GPU's but other programs and browsers recognize it.

Firefox fails to recognize my GPU's and uses my integrated GPU rather than my dedicated GPU. I'm using Kali Linux (usually alike Debian Sid on repository grounds), I'm in… (read more)

Firefox fails to recognize my GPU's and uses my integrated GPU rather than my dedicated GPU. I'm using Kali Linux (usually alike Debian Sid on repository grounds), I'm invoking it using DRI_PRIME=1 environment variable because that's where my Radeon RX560 is but firefox opens with this warning on terminal:

[GFX1-]: More than 1 GPU from same vendor detected via PCI, cannot deduce device.

I've even tried nightly but it doesn't recognize the dedicated GPU either, my other GPU is a Radeon Vega 8. All other other programs on the system and even Chrome recognize my RX560. Using DRI_PRIME=4 (that's where my Vega 8 is located) launches the browser with the same warning and again uses the integrated GPU, I know which one is using because radeontop shows memory usage only on the integrated GPU.

I don't know if this isn't the right place to post this, if you know a better place please tell me. Thank you in advance.

Asked by samuelms2612 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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## Firefox fails to use some local fonts

After installing the Native MathML extension (to get MathML typeset equations on the Wikipedia, as suggested on mediawiki.org), all equations set by MathJax/MathML turned… (read more)

After installing the Native MathML extension (to get MathML typeset equations on the Wikipedia, as suggested on mediawiki.org), all equations set by MathJax/MathML turned to using STIX instead of Latin Modern. I'd like them to stick to Latin Modern instead.

The only possibly related setting I've found is font.name-list.serif.x-math in about:config, whose value is Latin Modern Math, STIX Two Math, […]. I tried to manually change the font family specification of some text to see if Firefox could use Latin Modern Math to begin with, but apparently it can't (see first screenshot attached), while it loads STIX allright (second screenshot). Latin Modern is not the first locally installed typeface I haven't been able to use, but it's the first one I have really tried to (I don't remember which one the other typeface was).

My Latin Modern font comes from TeX Live 2019 installed using the TUG installer, not Fedora's package manager. fc-list | grep -i "latin modern math" returns /usr/local/texlive/2019/texmf-dist/fonts/opentype/public/lm-math/latinmodern-math.otf: Latin Modern Math:style=Regular`. I'm running Firefox 87 on Fedora 33.

Asked by Fulan 2 years ago

Answered by Fulan 1 year ago