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I use Duck duck go as my default search engine. I've noticed that after the last couple of updates, the default has changed to Google. This has not happened before. There… (read more)

I use Duck duck go as my default search engine. I've noticed that after the last couple of updates, the default has changed to Google. This has not happened before. There must be a bug somewhere that is causing this to happen in the new version of Firefox.

Asked by barry.environ 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

How can I specify the number of Shortcuts I want visible on the default homepage?

When I open a new tab in FF, a row of 8 boxes appears below the search bar where I can add shortcuts. I currently only use 5 of them, meaning there are 3 empty boxes left… (read more)

When I open a new tab in FF, a row of 8 boxes appears below the search bar where I can add shortcuts. I currently only use 5 of them, meaning there are 3 empty boxes left over. I don't want to have them show history, or recommended websites, or anything of the sort that might distract me; the shortcuts should only be those I actually intend to use, of which there are only 5. To my knowledge, the only easy way to add/remove shortcuts is to adjust the number of visible rows, but this only allows modifications based on multiples of the original 8. Like in Chrome, can I actually remove any excess shortcut boxes I don't want to use? I feel this is a very basic customization I'm sure Firefox should be able to accommodate.

I've included a screenshot of my FF new tab, where the three empty shortcut boxes I'm referring to can be seen. Thank you in advance for any assistance!

Asked by marcialmachado0522 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox v122 --profile option is not working properly

Hi, I am running the latest Firefox v122 (firefox_122.0+build1-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb not snap) and when using the --profile option to specify the startup pr… (read more)

Hi,

  I am running the latest Firefox v122 (firefox_122.0+build1-0ubuntu0.22.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb not snap)

and when using the --profile option to specify the startup profile it fails to start even on a NEW system that never ran Firefox if I give it a directory that resides on a mounted ext3 filesystem.

  All the permissions are OK and yet running strace I see an error and after a few second will get the

generic pop-up with the error message: (after a few seconds)

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile.

 Running the SAME from /tmp works fine, but I need the profile to reside on a persistent storage area

so if the LIVE distro restarts then it can restore the previous session, bookmarks, options, etc...


============================================================
 The 2 directories were created identically and have the exact same permissions:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ mkdir /tmp/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ mkdir /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ ls -ald /tmp/firefox3 drwxrwxr-x 17 xubuntu xubuntu 1080 Jan 21 22:05 /tmp/firefox3

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ ls -ald /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3 drwxrwxr-x 17 xubuntu xubuntu 4096 Jan 21 21:13 /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3

============================================================

The only difference is that one is mounted on tmpfs and the other is on /dev/nvme0n1p2:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ df -k /tmp/firefox3 Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on tmpfs 32560016 351528 32208488 2% /tmp

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ df -k /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3 Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on /dev/nvme0n1p2 195751828 51056068 142695768 27% /media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home


============================================================

When starting firefox with the /tmp/firefox3 profile directory it works fine and starts up:

xubuntu@xubuntu:~$ firefox --profile /tmp/firefox3

newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0775, st_size=1040, ...}, 0) = 0 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3/.parentlock", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0664, st_size=0, ...}, 0) = 0 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/tmp/firefox3/.parentlock", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 11 fcntl(11, F_GETLK, {l_type=F_UNLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0, l_pid=-487933736}) = 0 fcntl(11, F_SETLK, {l_type=F_WRLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0}) = 0 uname({sysname="Linux", nodename="xubuntu", ...}) = 0


BUT when using the persistent storage on the real filesystem (but SAME exact permissions) it fails:

newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0775, st_size=4096, ...}, 0) = 0 newfstatat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3/.parentlock", {st_mode=S_IFREG|0664, st_size=0, ...}, 0) = 0 openat(AT_FDCWD, "/media/xubuntu/sys_n01_home/mozilla/firefox3/.parentlock", O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC, 0666) = 11 fcntl(11, F_GETLK, {l_type=F_UNLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0, l_pid=1519466008}) = 0 fcntl(11, F_SETLK, {l_type=F_WRLCK, l_whence=SEEK_SET, l_start=0, l_len=0}) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied) close(11) = 0

Am I doing anything wrong or is this some weird startup issue / race condition in the parentlock management?

Thank you for looking into this.

  -Sanjiyan

PS: I can upload the full strace file for both scenarios if needed. Thanks again.

     running on an xubuntu distribution "22.04.2 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish)"

Asked by Sanjiyan 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Firefox flatpack

i am seeing the flatpack of firefox trying to roll back my install. but when i perform the download i get this. Aborted due to failure (Error pulling from repo: GPG ver… (read more)

i am seeing the flatpack of firefox trying to roll back my install. but when i perform the download i get this.

Aborted due to failure (Error pulling from repo: GPG verification enabled, but no signatures found (use gpg-verify=false in remote config to disable))

Asked by orannis4 4 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 months ago

Steam Deck Video Stutter

I recently updated Firefox and now I'm getting a noticeable stutter when playing back videos. I used to have this issue when I first got my steam deck so I installed a fl… (read more)

I recently updated Firefox and now I'm getting a noticeable stutter when playing back videos. I used to have this issue when I first got my steam deck so I installed a flatpak ffmpeg-full which fixed the issue completely but a recent update I installed has brought the issue back. I uninstalled and reinstalled the flatpak and restarted my device but the issue persists.

Asked by anthony.kress 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Can't log in the Globus

Hi experts, Recently, I couldn't log in the Globus through Mozilla Firefox browser where I usually log in the Globus successfully. It just stopped and nothing happened. … (read more)

Hi experts,

Recently, I couldn't log in the Globus through Mozilla Firefox browser where I usually log in the Globus successfully. It just stopped and nothing happened. Could you please let me know how to address this issue? If you need any other information from me, please feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks, Jian

Asked by hanjunjie2014 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

desktop bookmark folders and customising search

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me: - I… (read more)

I really like Firefox, and have been using it for many years. I even used Netscape navigator back in the bad old days! But there are two things that really annoy me:

- I can't seem to be able to place bookmarks into folders on the desktop (like I can with Vivaldi). For example: I visit a lot of news sites, so I'd like to have a folder called "News", and put them all it there instead of having my news site bookmarks all over the desktop. I just find it a cleaner way to organise my desktop.

- I can't seem to customize my search, apart from selecting between the default search engines. I'd like to be able to search "google.co.za" instead of "google.com", but there doesn't seem to be a way of changing that (again, like I can with Vivaldi).

If I could sort these issues out, Firefox would be my main browser, and I'd scrap Vivaldi as I find that it's getting too "heavy". (Of course, maybe these features contribute to that!)

Thank you.

Asked by Mike Stroud 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

HOME PAGE

MY BANKING IS HANDLED THROUGH A CERTAIN CREDIT UNION. THE CREDIT UNION HAS SECURITY FEATURE THAT YOU ARE COMPROMISING BY RECORDING A SPECIFIC PAGE AS A BOOKMARK "post l… (read more)

MY BANKING IS HANDLED THROUGH A CERTAIN CREDIT UNION. THE CREDIT UNION HAS SECURITY FEATURE THAT YOU ARE COMPROMISING BY RECORDING A SPECIFIC PAGE AS A BOOKMARK "post login script page's should never be eligible for automatic bookmarking to a home page." This should never be done as that page becomes a shortcut to my bank account! THIS CREATES A SECURITY ISSUE for me as I could be locked out of my bank account. Some sensitivity and a bit of common sense is called for here!

Additionally; I have an Amazon Account and want my bookmark FOR AMAZON to remain at The Sign-in page. However, you opt to delete my bookmark for an advertising bookmark that does not take me to an Amazon Login. This creates an inconvenience and a problem.

One more item: I do not use any on-line tax preparer. NEVER! I do not use Turbo-Tax, H&R Block, or any other tax preparation service. MY BOOKMARKS GET DELETED SO YOU CAN PLACE AN ADVERT ON MY HOME PAGE THAT IS NOT JUST UNWELCOME BUT A SERIOUS INCONVENIENCE.

Asked by B.H.H. 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

<Space> keystroke lags behind other keys

Hi,ey Since a while, whenever firefox starts lagging, the space key is registered after other keys are pressed. I.e. when i type something like "this is a test" i get so… (read more)

Hi,ey Since a while, whenever firefox starts lagging, the space key is registered after other keys are pressed. I.e. when i type something like "this is a test" i get something like "thisisat est"; the space key is taken into account but at some random moment after some other keys are taken into account. What couldbe the cause and what can I do to stop this ? Thanks ! Ted

Asked by The Bdouilleur 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

RBS login problem

Yesterday morning I opened my RBS online banking, without any problem. Late yesterday evening I tried repeatedly to open my RBS online banking without success. I would go… (read more)

Yesterday morning I opened my RBS online banking, without any problem. Late yesterday evening I tried repeatedly to open my RBS online banking without success. I would go through the usual log in process and end up with a blank screen. I tried a Firefox refresh which made no difference.

Asked by neil108 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

userChrome to show "Close Tab" in File menu stopped working

Hi, I've been using the following in userChrome.css for many years menu_close { display: -moz-box !important; } to restore "Close Tab" in the File menu, based … (read more)

Hi,

I've been using the following in userChrome.css for many years

  1. menu_close { display: -moz-box !important; }

to restore "Close Tab" in the File menu, based on cor-el's response regarding restoring menu_bookmarkAllTabs here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/799856

This stopped working some time ago and I am finally getting around to asking why.

I do have toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets set to true, and other items in userChrome.css are working.

I am using 121.0 at home and 115.0 ESR at work and see the same (i.e. no "Close Tab"), in both cases on Debian testing. I do see this menu item when using the keyboard to open the File menu.

Any idea why this no longer works?

thank you, Greg

Asked by greg.klanderman 5 months ago

Last reply by Terry 5 months ago

How to make vertical scrolling in Firefox instant?

I am using a two finger scrolling on a touchpad to scroll vertically in Firefox. How can i change the scrolling in Firefox to be like vscode or konsole. I want the scroll… (read more)

I am using a two finger scrolling on a touchpad to scroll vertically in Firefox. How can i change the scrolling in Firefox to be like vscode or konsole. I want the scrolling to not have a delay and be instant.

Asked by CorridorHumble 4 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 4 months ago

Need help with manually transfering tabs, etc.

My laptop had windows 10. I backed up both its drives, C and D, in their entirety to an external drive and installed Linux (pop!_os), but forgot to open the browser one l… (read more)

My laptop had windows 10. I backed up both its drives, C and D, in their entirety to an external drive and installed Linux (pop!_os), but forgot to open the browser one last time and export current tabs, bookmarks, passwords, history and so on beforehand. I believe I should have the unexported files in my backup, as the Mozilla folders are there. What files do I look for in the backup of my drives and how do I transfer them to my current installation of Firefox?

Asked by timelord30021 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 4 months ago

F1 Key not working for other apps, when firefox is in front

i use firefox on ubuntu and a dropdown terminal app called tilda. i configured the F1 key in the system to bring down the tilda terminal. it works in every other applicat… (read more)

i use firefox on ubuntu and a dropdown terminal app called tilda. i configured the F1 key in the system to bring down the tilda terminal. it works in every other application, just when firefox is in front, the F1 key does nothing. it wasn't the case before, now it is.

Asked by Framed 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago