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Firefox 88.01 stability

I'm trying to figure out what on earth is wrong with this software. After installing the latest version, unbeknownst to me, after an hour or two of usage the browser fail… (read more)

I'm trying to figure out what on earth is wrong with this software. After installing the latest version, unbeknownst to me, after an hour or two of usage the browser fails to connect to any website, at all. Upon closing and re-opening the browser, I'm prompted that "you've launched an older version of Firefox" my bookmarks and history is corrupted, I need to create a new profile. Once the browser actually opens, I check the version, it's now reverted back to 87 where, it begins this absurd cycle all over again, downloading and installing 88.01.

What is this, only compatible with 20h2? My system does not yet have this.

In order to stop this madness. I've removed it, installed v74, threw a policy.json file together to block this from updating itself.

Asked by Taylor.Smith 2 months ago

Last reply by mnit 2 weeks ago

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firefox 89 unusable: washed out, blurry text, transparent background

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04, yesterday Firefox was updated to version 89 and it is completely unusable. The issues are many: the colors are washed out, the text is blurry, an… (read more)

I'm using Xubuntu 20.04, yesterday Firefox was updated to version 89 and it is completely unusable. The issues are many: the colors are washed out, the text is blurry, and the window is now semi-transparent (I can see the desktop). The best way to describe it is with a screenshot, I'm attaching one for v89 (horrible) and one for the v75 (perfect), to which I have reverted and I'm using now. As you can see, v89 is almost unusable, with some pages completely impossible to read. I found a couple of pages describing similar problems, all referring to this page, but that solution had no effect whatsoever for me. I found also someone suggesting to disable proton, also ineffective (sorry, I forgot to copy the link.)

Asked by sbucc 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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UI: Login usernames/passwords drop-down list extends below screen.

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list… (read more)

The drop-down list with known usernames and passwords extends until below the screen if there is a sufficient number of usernames stored. The funny thing is that the list is scrollable by mouse and arrow (up/down) keys, so it wouldn't be necessary to extend the list that far down. Just until the lower boundary of the current firefox windowwould have been sufficient.

The result is that I can't see (nor select) the usernames that are listed below the screen.

Firefox 75 64 bit on Fedora 32.

I hope this description was clear enough as I'm hesitant to include a screenshot showing all usernames involved on those site.

For anyone who wonders why so many logins: it's a list of email adresses currently in use in a webmail service.


Thanks.

Asked by arie_firefox.com 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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How to select what tabs to restore on start?

So firefox is crashing because of many tabs opened. How can I run a command line parameter to select the tabs to restore like it used to be handled? I dont want to lose a… (read more)

So firefox is crashing because of many tabs opened. How can I run a command line parameter to select the tabs to restore like it used to be handled? I dont want to lose all the tabs hopefully closing some will fix the issue.

Asked by Snippet 9 months ago

Answered by Snippet 9 months ago

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Can't Undo permanent private browsing...?

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I d… (read more)

I was messing around with Privacy & Security settings. Under Cookies & Site Data, I checked Delete Cookies & Site Data when Firefox closes. I've decided I don't like it and want to uncheck it. But now it's greyed out and I can't find any way to change it back. It says I'm in permanent private browsing mode. There MUST be a way to change this back to how it was! What is it???

Asked by BlueAZ 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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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 year ago

Answered by tom.propst 9 months ago

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Always save .jpg file

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it mak… (read more)

When I download almost any type of file, Firefox nicely asks whether I would like to always save the file, or always open it with some program. But for .jpg files, it makes a blanket, hard-coded assumption that I do not want to preserve my choice. I cannot add .jpg to the list of actions in the preferences. The authors of the browser forcibly mandate that a .jpg download must go to a popup, and the user's preferred action cannot be maintained internally.

This is a mistake. I realize someone thought it was a very rational idea. it is not. This is a bug.

How can I work around this mistake in the Firefox design?

Asked by byron.c.hawkins 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Since some companies I have accounts with have updated their sites they are all broken in Firefox but not other browsers

Since some of the companies that I have online accounts with have updated their sites I am finding they are all broken in Firefox but not Chrome. Either the pages do not … (read more)

Since some of the companies that I have online accounts with have updated their sites I am finding they are all broken in Firefox but not Chrome. Either the pages do not load at all or they load but without the login boxes. I really do prefer Firefox. Can your next update resolve this? Soon I hope.

I am running Mac OS X 10.11.6

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Asked by Casey 1 year ago

Answered by Casey 1 year ago

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How to disable "single click selects all" in new QuantumBar?

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar … (read more)

In the past I was able to set the setting ``` browser.urlbar.clickSelectsAll browser.urlbar.doubleClickSelectsAll ``` to disable that a single click into the address bar selects the whole url. Is it possible to achieve this with the new QuantumBar somehow?

Asked by Nils 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Twitter on Firefox missing functions

Hello, this appears to be a Firefox-exclusive problem as any other browser used will fix the issues listed below. However, when I am using Firefox, the following happens:… (read more)

Hello, this appears to be a Firefox-exclusive problem as any other browser used will fix the issues listed below. However, when I am using Firefox, the following happens:

  • I am unable to like or retweet anything, and cannot follow any accounts. Attempting to do so resets them if I refresh or click off the tab.
  • Notifications do not go away even when I view them
  • Any tweets I have cannot be deleted
  • Any info on my profile cannot be changed
  • I cannot log out

I've tried multiple ways to fix this, including clearing my cache, running in Safe Mode, and removing my saved login. None of these have worked, unfortunately. I've reached out to Twitter Support, but soon realized I wouldn't hear back about specific problems at all. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

Asked by mcpherson.angus 1 year ago

Last reply by Kiki 9 months ago

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I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal: spotify --uri="spotify:ar… (read more)

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal:

spotify --uri="spotify:artist:6OqhFYFJDnBBHas02HopPT"

and whatever Firefox is doing just launches Spotify without navigating to the thing indicated by the URI

Is there, perchance, a simple file edit I can do that will fix this for me?

Asked by patrickmcgorrill 1 year ago

Answered by patrickmcgorrill 1 year ago

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Firefox is locked up, unresponsive

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the… (read more)

I have version 75.0 of firefox. I was browsing as normal and it suddenly locked up. If I type in the address bar then search suggestions appear but nothing loads in the main window. Non of my favourites load. Clicking the new tab button doesn't load a new tab. The menu button opens but the options don't load. I have tried uninstalling. I have removed any sign of mozilla / firefox from my program files and program files x86. If I right click on the main window, the menu that appears has pretty much every option you could imagine. theirs so many option that it scrolls off the screen. on one occasion my laptop blue screened (which it doesn't normally do) but when it came back on firefox worked again until I turned the laptop back on again the next day and it was broke again

Asked by davidmills79 1 year ago

Last reply by rafter111 10 months ago

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FF75: Disable urlbar expansion

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of… (read more)

Is there a preference to disable the expansion of the urlbar (aka address bar, awesome bar, mega bar) without disabling its new features? When expanded, it covers part of my bookmarks bar and makes it harder to click the bookmarks. Also I dislike the chunky UI look.

Things I've tried that did not solve my problem:

  • browser.urlbar.megabar: This is gone in 75.0.
  • browser.urlbar.update1: This disables the expansion, but also disables the new icons, suggestions, etc.
  • browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus: I don't know what this does but it wasn't it.
  • ui.prefersReducedMotion: This disables the animation, but the bar is still expanded.
  • Search with the Firefox address bar: There is no information there about the expansion.

I'm hoping there is a browser.urlbar.update1.expand or similar that I can toggle off. If there definitely isn't, please confirm so I can submit a bug.

Asked by P1h3r1e3d13 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cannot export or backup bookmarks

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinst… (read more)

I cannot export or backup bookmarks. When I try to, no file is created. I have refreshed Firefox, created a new profile and copied the sqlite file, and uninstalled/reinstalled. None of these actions solved the issue. Could there be a corrupt bookmark that is preventing these functions? Is there another way to export/backup?

Asked by B 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox does not reach 1Gb speed? how do i configure browser? Chrome and Edge does reach 1Gb at speedtest, Firefox does not

I already upgraded my home's internet speed up to 1Gb. It included a router's change. The fact i, when i do a speed test on Firefox, it does reach only 600 Mb download sp… (read more)

I already upgraded my home's internet speed up to 1Gb. It included a router's change. The fact i, when i do a speed test on Firefox, it does reach only 600 Mb download speed and 100 upload. If i do the same speed test with another browser, i get 900 MB download and 100 Mb upload. So , how do i configure Firefox in order to get same values than Edge and Chrome browsers? I understand it might has to be with some parameters in about:config . Could you give me some light on this? Thanks

Asked by elf_wolf 1 year ago

Last reply by Ernest 10 months ago

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remove Search with Amazon from address bar suggestions

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this sit… (read more)

Everytime I open the suggestions in the address bar Search with Google or Search with Amazon appear at the top. You cannot remove them by using the 'forget about this site' feature and if you change the browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to 'False' you don't get the suggestions. Can you tell me how to permanently remove Search with Google or Search with Amazon from the suggestions. Thank you.

Asked by gspotts 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago