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printing all blank pages from FF 81.0b5 only, other apps print fine (Win7-32)

ff 81.0b5, last updated 03 sep 20. problem: after 9 reliable years, Canon ImageClass MF3240 printer suddenly started printing ALL blank pages when printing from FF. print… (read more)

ff 81.0b5, last updated 03 sep 20. problem: after 9 reliable years, Canon ImageClass MF3240 printer suddenly started printing ALL blank pages when printing from FF. printer knows how many pages to print, just they are all blank. printer runs *normally* off Tbird, Notepad, Adobe Acrobat, etc., and also from another browser (Opera). yesterday i noticed for the first time that when i call for a print of a web page (FF), i get a really weird looking Print Preview page that i have never seen before. after choosing which pages i want to print (Custom), i click print and it spends a long time sending the print job to printer. then i get all blank pages. sometimes the Preview page on the display goes blank, too. sometimes i get a popup error message 'there was an error in printing' OWTTE. the directions in FF Help for printing are obviously written for the Print preview Page i WAS seeing before yesterday 03 Sep 20. they do NOT reflect the choices shown on the new, strange-looking Print Preview.

what i'v done so far re-start FF re-start FF in Safe re-start computer read Troubleshooting Info in about:support https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-printing-problems-firefox -completed steps 1-9 "reset FF printer setting" completed steps 1-4 haven't yet had the nerve to "Reset ALL FF printer settings" (too scared to mess with the prefs.js file, so far)


any ideas? thanks

Asked by ctwitt 3 months ago

Feature Request: Deepfake Detector

The world is not-so-slowly getting undermined by sophisticated technical attacks on our understanding of reality (pretty much any topic - take politics as an example). O… (read more)

The world is not-so-slowly getting undermined by sophisticated technical attacks on our understanding of reality (pretty much any topic - take politics as an example). One of the newer technology is the ability to create, through sophisticated digital editing tools that utilize artificial intelligence, videos that simulate public figures doing or saying whatever the author wishes. There are DeepFake pornographic movies with popular actors and politicians. They run the gamut of ones imagination. Without specific tools to detect and block such products, we're all just sitting ducks in a rising tide of disinformation.

I would like to see a tool embedded in Firefox that detects and notifies the user/viewer of deepfake graphics: photo or video images.

There are of course issues. Performance is certainly one. This might be mitigated by having images buffered in the cloud where they could be analyzed with high performance hardware - then they could be downloaded to our smartphones and other devices. People with high end hardware could do this locally as an option.

I could go on, but I think I've summarized the need.

Here's a tool that Microsoft just released: https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/02/microsoft-launches-a-deepfake-detector-tool-ahead-of-us-election/

Cheers, Doug Makena, Maui, HI

Asked by Dougga 3 months ago

Install and update Firefox Dev automatically on Ubuntu

So, I have been looking for lots of solutions but none of them worked. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and want to install and update Firefox Dev automatically. I tried some ways:… (read more)

So, I have been looking for lots of solutions but none of them worked. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and want to install and update Firefox Dev automatically. I tried some ways:

  • By package manager:

First, I uninstalled the default Firefox, removed its ppa repo then added Firefox Dev ppa and installed. Opened up and it was still normal Firefox.

  • By downloading .deb file from Mozilla:

I could install by this way but every time has an update, Firefox will notify me "Firefox can't udpate to the latest version. Download a fresh copy of Firefox". I also have Chrome to be installed via .deb, it can update automatically. Why Firefox can't? It's very annoying that every time I open Firefox, it pops the notification up. It's impossible that every time Firefox has an update (which occurs regularly!) I have to go to homepage, download then install it manually. I can write a script to update Firefox but I want an official support from Mozilla.

Asked by Phạm Kiên 2 months ago

We have problem with cache browser in new version

We have problem with browser cache in new version for our website: https://www.actualno.com/ Some times we have wrong expire time (expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GM… (read more)

We have problem with browser cache in new version for our website: https://www.actualno.com/ Some times we have wrong expire time (expires: Thu, 19 Nov 1981 08:52:00 GMT). Please see bug.png When we have this bug then our site is offline mode and don't update new content. Can you check this bug? Best regards, Dimitar Penchev

Asked by developers1 2 months ago

FireFox getting worse and worse?

Firefox Lockwise passwords (no reason at all) just disappears in the browser more often now and randomly. I have wasted countless hours researching possible solution via … (read more)

Firefox Lockwise passwords (no reason at all) just disappears in the browser more often now and randomly. I have wasted countless hours researching possible solution via mozilla support and the Internet. The only ways I can recover them to my browser is from my Firefox Android. However. I must log out of sync in both PC & Android browser then sign back in. Tired of doing this. Now. Even more recently. Most my websites I sign into now does not work. The ID and password is correct but when I click sign in. Nothing happens. This newer problem is spreading to more and more my regular sites.. Do not bother to answer. I have used Firefox from the begining. I see the writing on the wall. Am now using EDGE. So far, so good.

Asked by Rexford 2 months ago

Spacebar not checking radio and checkbox form inputs

I am on Firefox Dev edition 81. When navigating a plain HTML form with the keyboard, the spacebar does not check radio or checkbox inputs. This is the page I'm using for… (read more)

I am on Firefox Dev edition 81. When navigating a plain HTML form with the keyboard, the spacebar does not check radio or checkbox inputs.

This is the page I'm using for testing: http://fyvr.net/a11y/spacebar-action.html

When I test the same page in Firefox 80, the spacebar behaves as expected.

Appreciate any help!

Asked by inhyung 2 months ago

Gnome Extensions for Developer Edition Not Populating...

I decided to use Firefox Developer Edition on my Linux machine (Fedora 32) as I migrate from Windows for Web Development, but I have hit a wall with it with Gnome Extensi… (read more)

I decided to use Firefox Developer Edition on my Linux machine (Fedora 32) as I migrate from Windows for Web Development, but I have hit a wall with it with Gnome Extensions. I get the following error when I attempt to modify or even view extensions.gnome.org content:

Although GNOME Shell integration extension is running, native host connector is not detected. Refer documentation for instructions about installing connector.

The only resolve I found for this is Chrome-based so I do not feel that is the issue I am having. The browser works fine other than this, at least from what I can tell. Is there a way to use the extensions? Should this issue be a precursor to things on Fedora that should keep me on Windows for the browser? Please advise, I want to make the full move to Linux soon.

Asked by Diortem 2 months ago

Right clicking results in an empty options box

When I right click on a web page to save an image or copy something the pop up box that comes on right clicking is blank. Any one facing this issue? FireFox please fix th… (read more)

When I right click on a web page to save an image or copy something the pop up box that comes on right clicking is blank. Any one facing this issue? FireFox please fix this.

I've uploaded an image, and that's what happens on right clicking.

Asked by yadhuyadhunandhan 2 months ago

In Google meeting sharing screen mode, mouse cursor isn't shared

on a Google meeting, that is, a meeting created in Google Calendar that generates those automated Google meeting URLs: when I share my screen, I also want my mouse cursor… (read more)

on a Google meeting, that is, a meeting created in Google Calendar that generates those automated Google meeting URLs:

when I share my screen, I also want my mouse cursor to be shared, because it's very useful to use it as a laser pointer so the audience in the meeting knows which part of the screen they should be looking at.

I couldn't find any feature at all within Firefox or inside the Google meeting settings [as the meeting is happening] to turn on my mouse cursor sharing.

On Chrome the mouse cursor is shared by default when someone shares their screen, which is desired behaviour.

It's a local problem with Firefox because other co-workers who have identical computers to mine use Chrome and I always see their mouse cursor when they share their screens. I'm on Windows 10.

Asked by riluma 2 months ago

in Google meetings: blurring background not showing on Firefox

It was about last week (14-Sep-2020) that Google started rolling out the feature to blur the background in the webcam's image. Only the person is not blurred. This featur… (read more)

It was about last week (14-Sep-2020) that Google started rolling out the feature to blur the background in the webcam's image. Only the person is not blurred.

This feature is appearing on Chrome, but not on Firefox.

Is this something that Firefox has the control over to turn on? Or it this outside of Firefox's controlled and controlled by Google?

Asked by riluma 2 months ago

Marcadores y contraseñas

Completo la pregunta anterior. He intentado, por un lado, recuperar los marcadores del perfil y me ha sido imposible. Importarlos de Chrome también me ayudaría, pero me h… (read more)

Completo la pregunta anterior. He intentado, por un lado, recuperar los marcadores del perfil y me ha sido imposible. Importarlos de Chrome también me ayudaría, pero me ha resultado imposible. Sigo los procesos indicados por ustedes, a través de Catálogo, llego al final del proceso, doy a "Finalizar", pero nada sucede. Indudablemente, Chrome estaba cerrado.

                                                           Gracias

Asked by luzmarlignacio 2 months ago

Cannot sign in to some websites after cache is cleared. MS Edge signs in ok

Could not go through process of changing my password for a bank website, called bank, it was suggested to clear my history and cache in Firefox, I did so. This allowed th… (read more)

Could not go through process of changing my password for a bank website, called bank, it was suggested to clear my history and cache in Firefox, I did so. This allowed the automated process of changing my password to process through ok. I could then not sign in to that website or another site with firefox. either auto sign in or manually entering my credentials. I can sign in to all my websites in MS Edge. Not in firefox. I have cleared my cache and the "Corrupt cache" file. also checked the error log and it is not being caused by a security certificate issue. Can anyone assist me? I would appreciate any help. It is not critical as I can sign in through a different browser and it is only happening on a couple websites but it is annoying. Thanks Art

Asked by aemessick 2 months ago

Open Windows/Tabs with Same Page?

New to FireFox and have a quick question. In Safari, there is an option to have a new window or tab open to the same page you are currently in. I see in the preferences h… (read more)

New to FireFox and have a quick question. In Safari, there is an option to have a new window or tab open to the same page you are currently in. I see in the preferences how to make a new window or tab open to a specific URL or a blank page, but I want neither. I want a new window/tab to mimic exactly what I have in the current window when I open that new tab/window. How can I do this?

Thanks!

Asked by dsilversten 2 months ago

Firefox Dark Mode with Google Search Images

I am having a problem with Dark Mode in Firefox, in particular Google Search Images. I am using Windows 10 version 2004 and Firefox 81.0 using Default Add-on. I have al… (read more)

I am having a problem with Dark Mode in Firefox, in particular Google Search Images. I am using Windows 10 version 2004 and Firefox 81.0 using Default Add-on. I have also enabled the Dark and Light Add-ons; same problem.

If I run a Google Search for <Images>, the thumbnail images may not show depending on the setting. I cannot get the thumbnails to show with a dark background. They are downloaded because if I switch to Windows App Light setting they do show. If I select one of the 'blank' images in Google Search, the image appears to the right. The problem only appears to be affecting Google Search Images. Other web sites seem ok at this stage.

The Windows App Dark/Light Mode setting has no effect on the Google Search page. It seems to be fully controlled by Firefox. I attach three images from Google Search with a summary of the Options\Colours tab for each:

Image 1. White text on black; override Always Image 2. Use System Colours; override Always Image 3. Use System Colours or not; override Never

If you need any more information, please ask.

Thanks

Graham

Asked by GrahamNZ 2 months ago

Друзья не могут прослушивать мои голосовые сообщения

Когда я сижу в браузере Firefox и отправляю голосовое сообщение друзьям, оно у них включается и тут же заканчивается. Но когда я пользуюсь Yandex, все нормально. Пожалуйс… (read more)

Когда я сижу в браузере Firefox и отправляю голосовое сообщение друзьям, оно у них включается и тут же заканчивается. Но когда я пользуюсь Yandex, все нормально. Пожалуйста, помогите мне в решении данной проблемы, ведь мне очень нравиться пользоваться Firefox.

Asked by bybrbijd 2 months ago

Firefox 81 on Linux and hardware acceleration supposedly on by default

Even though Firefox 80 and 81 release notes doesn't say anything, many websites stated that hardware acceleration on Linux X11 was introduced in Firefox 80, but disabled … (read more)

Even though Firefox 80 and 81 release notes doesn't say anything, many websites stated that hardware acceleration on Linux X11 was introduced in Firefox 80, but disabled by default, while it was enabled by default in Firefox 81.

This is what I see in my about:config and, honestly, it's definitely unclear (using Firefox 81, of course):

HW_COMPOSITING available by default / blocked by env: Acceleration blocked by platform OPENGL_COMPOSITING unavailable by default: Hardware compositing is disabled WEBRENDER opt-in by default: WebRender is an opt-in feature WEBRENDER_QUALIFIED available by default / denied by env: Not on allowlist WEBRENDER_COMPOSITOR disabled by default: Disabled by default WEBRENDER_ANGLE opt-in by default: WebRender ANGLE is an opt-in feature WEBRENDER_DCOMP_PRESENT opt-in by default: WebRender DirectComposition is an opt-in feature OMTP available by default WEBGPU disabled by default: Disabled by default / blocked by runtime: WebGPU can only be enabled in nightly

What should I understand from this? Sounds like it's all DISABLED on my system (Linux Mint 18.3, based on Ubuntu 16.04, Intel Haswell integrated GPU). Why!?

Also, what is the right way to enable some hardware acceleration now? OpenGL, WebRender, FFMPEG/VAAPI... it's a real mess. Until some versions ago, I simply used layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true and this enabled OpenGL hardware compositing. But what is the right way to do it now?

Why can't Firefox developers simply add an option in Preferences to enable or disable hardware acceleration!? The only current option "use hardware acceleration when available" doesn't mean anything. I have been using OpenGL hardware compositing with layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true for years with no issues at all, yet Firefox always decided that I should not use any kind of hardware acceleration on my system... Quite disappointing.

Asked by mauromol 2 months ago