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Linux save dialog limitations

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in … (read more)

I've just tried to save something from firefox on linux(Manjaro KDE) and was baffled that there doesn't seem to be a way to manually enter the path and navigate to it in the save dialog. In addition to that, there are many locations missing and I can't seem to find a way to add new custom or favorites ones either.

All that combined means it was impossible to save my file directly to a network location, which is something I very often need to do. It just seems insane for such a basic feature to be missing and I've found a 4 years old thread about it meaning nothing has been done to fix this since? https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279125

The only way I can see would be to mount the network path(not a good solution for one offs) and navigate to it(a symlink can make it closer to one of the existing shortcut but still annoyingly require more clicks) every time but that's very tedious since most of my saving is on a specific server drive.

Asked by SamKook 2 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Choppy 4K YouTube playback

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderland… (read more)

I have a very good PC (5800X3D, 7900XT, 32GB DDR4 3600), but Firefox (either the normal, canary and nightly version) can't play smoothly any 4K video (like the Borderlands trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU_NKNZljoQ ). 1440 and lower resolutions are fine, as are 4K videos on Chrome and Edge. FWIW, my CPU during 4K playback is barely used (1-2%), and my GPU's video codec (VCE) is used by around a third. Disabling HW accel makes things better, as it still stutters but it's (barely) passable. I already tried creating a new profile, but still it's the same.

Asked by Federico Barutto 5 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 days ago

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Firefox not preventing sleep

Hello, I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on Yo… (read more)

Hello,

I have a problem with Firefox on Linux, doesn't seem to be distro specific as I've tried Manjaro/Ubuntu/Neon, when using KDE in that when listening to music on YouTube music my computer will go to sleep after the elected time. On KDE you can see which applications are preventing sleep and/or screen lock, other applications are listed here but not Firefox.

When playing a video everything works as expected.

I would investigate myself, but I don't know where to start so if someone can point me in the right direction or offer any insights?

Currently using: KDE Neon KDE 6.0 Kernel 6.5.0-21 Wayland

Asked by dclark16 3 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 days ago

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Youtube slow only on firefox

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handle… (read more)

YouTube all of a sudden started to slow down and only be able to load videos fast enough in 360p resolution, I tried watching YouTube on Microsoft edge and YouTube handled 1080p easily there, I have cleared the cash and made sure my Firefox and Windows are up to date and still the issue persists.

this only seams to occur on YouTube as amazon prime and speed test works without issues

Asked by nadum8 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 days ago

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Firefox Web Notifications are interrupting typing

I just recently had Firefox updated, and I'm already having problems regarding notifications. When a notification starts up while I'm typing, it takes me out of it and I … (read more)

I just recently had Firefox updated, and I'm already having problems regarding notifications. When a notification starts up while I'm typing, it takes me out of it and I have to click back in. I had to turn them off temporarily to avoid flow breaking. This never ever happened before the update as the notifs worked perfectly fine w/ no interrupting. I also noticed in the taskbar, each notification is treated like a new browser window for some reason. This may be related to my current issue.

Asked by dyl-pickle2 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 days ago

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How To Measure Memory Usage Per Extension?

I noticed my laptop was being slow, so I looked at the memory usage. Firefox was using a whopping 5GB of memory on Windows 11. I then looked at about:process and it repor… (read more)

I noticed my laptop was being slow, so I looked at the memory usage. Firefox was using a whopping 5GB of memory on Windows 11. I then looked at about:process and it reported that extensions were using 4GB. I disabled each of my extensions and it still said it was using 4GB of memory. I then uninstalled two of them and re-enabled some extensions and it dropped to 781MB. This is still to much in my opinion, and I want to know how to figure out which extension is being so wasteful. Even a technique on how to figure it out would be appreciated.

Asked by Elijah Lopez 6 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 days ago

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I need a key for "reload tab", not "reload" page.

Often I open a new tab & it's bugged. (It displays fine but the "right click" menu doesn't work.) The fix is right clicking the tab itself (at the very top) & t… (read more)

Often I open a new tab & it's bugged. (It displays fine but the "right click" menu doesn't work.)

The fix is right clicking the tab itself (at the very top) & then clicking "reload tab".

Is there a hotkey for this instead? I hoped ^{f5} would work (control f5) but it didn't seem to.

Asked by rosewoodmahogany 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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"this page is slowing down firefox"

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ab… (read more)

How can I turn this message off? Some sites I visit give me that message, it shows up when I'm typing a reply to something which pushes the page lower and fouls up my ability to keep typing, then if goes away, comes back, goes away ... I just want to kill the message entirely. I'm not worried about speed, there's nothing to fix, I just want the message gone.

Asked by rayandrews 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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MacOS Firefox crashes when view youtube video in fullscreen

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted." Some information about my system: Fire… (read more)

Every time I open a youtube video in fullscreen, firefox crashes. `about:crashes` says "No crash reports have been submitted."

Some information about my system:

  • Firefox version: 122.0.1 (64-Bit)
  • Macbook Pro M2
  • MacOS Sonoma 14.3.1

If there is a way to get more information that you would require (like logs) please describe how I access them, so I can share them.

Asked by a Little Otaku 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Certain websites don't display images

Hi there I have found that certain websites aren't loading properly and that images aren't being displayed whilst the majority of pages are loading properly. Can someone… (read more)

Hi there

I have found that certain websites aren't loading properly and that images aren't being displayed whilst the majority of pages are loading properly. Can someone help me with this please?

Asked by paulh5 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Every time I post a reply to a question I receive an error message and the reply does not post.

This is the error message. 'An Error Occurred Oh, no! It looks like an unexpected error occurred. We've already notified the site administrators. Please try again now,… (read more)

This is the error message.


'An Error Occurred

Oh, no! It looks like an unexpected error occurred. We've already notified the site administrators. Please try again now, or in a few minutes.


I have tried resending numerous times since last night with the same result.

Version 122.0.1 Firefox Release February 6, 2024

Asked by PhilG 1 week ago

Answered by PhilG 1 week ago

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Multiple windows not restoring.

Hi. I am running a 3 monitor setup and I like to keep open quite a few tabs. And two windows of Firefox. So two Firefox instances with several tabs on each. But because i… (read more)

Hi. I am running a 3 monitor setup and I like to keep open quite a few tabs. And two windows of Firefox. So two Firefox instances with several tabs on each. But because it eats a lot of memory, I have to close and reopen Firefox from time to time. And to my annoyance, sometimes it "forgets" about one of the windows. So opens only one instead of both. Therefore I loose some quite important tabs. Any suggestions on how to fix this? Thank you.

Asked by zarsss 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Firefox using more and more memory

I am using Firefox 122.0.1, Windows 11 with all latest updates. Recently my HP Laptop has been slow to respond. I rebooted and opened task manager. I started Firefox and … (read more)

I am using Firefox 122.0.1, Windows 11 with all latest updates. Recently my HP Laptop has been slow to respond. I rebooted and opened task manager. I started Firefox and it was using about 1500 MB of memory. I closed some tabs to try to recover some memory. However, Firefox kept taking more, more and more. After 15 minutes, it was at 10,000 MB and climbing, and my system was using 99% of memory. I don't believe Firefox did this in the past and this is clearly not working properly. Any ideas?

Asked by sdodell 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox crashes when right-clicking or pasting (ctrl v)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then … (read more)

Firefox crashes whenever I use ctrl v or right click, and pulls up a window that it crashed. Whenever I start it back up, it says it wasn't able to restore session, then restores it anyway after I press to restore it. Another thing is whenever I try and upload a file onto a site it crashes as well. I'm on Mac OS x 13 and reinstalling firefox hasn't fixed it. This is relatively sudden, it happened about around 3 days ago for the first time, and at the same time I noticed it happening certain sites also started giving me '502 Bad Gateway' errors. Does anyone know what's happening and how to fix it? Thanks in advance!

Asked by gori 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago

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Google Search on Firefox not working

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google M… (read more)

Google search no longer works on Firefox. Other browsers have no problems. Changing the default search engine on Firefox works (eg Bing), BUT. It can now find Google Maps, but Google Maps cannot find a location, because it uses a Google search. I tried the fix in about:config, but it had no effect.

Asked by grahamppink 2 weeks ago

Answered by grahamppink 2 weeks ago

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Firefox doesn't render after I've installed 'onetab' extension

I've recently installed "OneTab" extension and right after this my firefox stopped rendering (meaning it shows in the doc as if it is running, but there is no application… (read more)

I've recently installed "OneTab" extension and right after this my firefox stopped rendering (meaning it shows in the doc as if it is running, but there is no application that can be found on the screen)

I've read articles about problems with extensions so I deleted the whole firefox folder in the "username/library/application support" as I couldn't find anything connected to the onetab extension.

I've also reinstalled firefox both from brew and by downloading from the official site of mozilla. Of course, I've restarted the system a couple of times.

Help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

My system is macOS Sonoma 14.2.1

Asked by vanesgreen 2 weeks ago

Answered by vanesgreen 2 weeks ago

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'Combine taskbar buttons and hide labels' set to 'Never' not working correctly in Windows 11 in conjunction with Firefox

Hi. When Windows 11 was initially released, certain substantial feature of the Windows taskbar known from before was missing. I'm talking about 'Combine taskbar buttons a… (read more)

Hi. When Windows 11 was initially released, certain substantial feature of the Windows taskbar known from before was missing. I'm talking about 'Combine taskbar buttons and hide labels' and the option to set it to 'Never' (users tend to set it this way to always see the program icon along with it's label, not just the icon). At this moment, the feature has been available in widely released build of Windows 11 for months (Microsoft returned it after rewriting the taskbar code and after many complains), but it is not working correctly in conjunction with Firefox. When I close all windows and tabs of Firefox and restart the browser, only its icon is visible on the taskbar, not the label. Only when I open one more Firefox window, it starts to work as it should. Is it a known issue? Can we expect a fix to be made soon? Thanks.

Asked by andrewz1986 2 weeks ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 weeks ago