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Firefox cannot load websites just shows a white screen

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history… (read more)

I am using Firefox-ESR on my Kali linux distro. I am unable to load any webpages on Firefox but other browsers can load. I tried all the steps like clearing every history, cache, etc. I have even reinstalled several times but it is only loads for 2-3 seconds and shows a white blank page and nothing else. I have gone through your tutorial of "Firefox can't load but other browsers can" but it is not helping. There is no problem of proxy either.

Edit Update : I need the Firefox-ESR installed as default. I downloaded new version Firefox-ESR=78.11.0esr from Firefox download page and it loads webpages. But the latest Firefox downloaded from apt is Firefox-ESR=78.10.0esr. I cannot update Firefox as new downloaded version has executable file name as 'firefox' but default has executable file as 'firefox-esr' in '/usr/lib'. I have two different versions of Firefox-ESR installed now because of the installation procedure given in Firefox install tutorial page. I am also not able to find the new version browser in 'x-www-browser' in 'update-alternatives' to set it as default. I want the Firefox installed with all features as default one. I think I have not installed new version of Firefox-ESR correctly. I just want to update Firefox but not to install another version of it. Thank you.

Asked by akshaypadti 3 days ago

Last reply by akshaypadti 2 days ago

Linux bookmarks with Proton (Firefox 89)

Hello, I have Firefox 89 installed on my PC with Linux (Pop_OS!). The new proton interface does not change the bookmarks. browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled is set on tr… (read more)

Hello,

I have Firefox 89 installed on my PC with Linux (Pop_OS!). The new proton interface does not change the bookmarks.

browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled is set on true.

Asked by mrphnixdev 2 days ago

Last reply by mrphnixdev 5 hours ago

How to keep profiles on the same account separate

I'm trying to setup different profiles for simultaneous use (Work, Personal, Study, etc) on the same Firefox Account since I want to take advantage of the sync feature fo… (read more)

I'm trying to setup different profiles for simultaneous use (Work, Personal, Study, etc) on the same Firefox Account since I want to take advantage of the sync feature for Linux/Windows dual boot.

But I am having an issue where opening a different profile where one is already open 'bleeds', or merges, their bookmarks and themes (and probably other stuff but those are the immediately visible). The bookmarks I save in one appear in the other

I read these related issues:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184891 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1262935

and added the -no-remote flag, and indeed I get a dialogue screen to select the profile I want, but this merge keeps happening and I don't know why.

The console command I use to launch firefox is

nohup firefox -no-remote > /dev/null 2>&1 &1>/dev/null &'

and all my profile directories are located in: root directory: `/home/user/.cache/mozilla/firefox/` local directory: `/home/user/.mozilla/firefox/` in different directories with their own names.

What I am looking for, is being able to open different instances of the browser with different profiles simultaneously, and each of them having their own bookmarks/history/etc, while also syncing those so when I change the boot to Windows.

I am trying this on Linux (Lubuntu) Any help will be appreciated.

Asked by agustinmarcelodominguez 1 day ago

Last reply by agustinmarcelodominguez 22 hours ago

Transparent Option Menu and Drop Down Menu Background

Hi, I'm using Firefox and Nightly both updated to latest versions on Feren OS (Linux). The drop downs, option menus, bookmarks etc. all have transparent background on Nig… (read more)

Hi, I'm using Firefox and Nightly both updated to latest versions on Feren OS (Linux). The drop downs, option menus, bookmarks etc. all have transparent background on Nightly. Stable version has black background and white text as it should be.

I've tried userChrome.css but it doesn't work. Changing font-sizes do work which proves that Nightly looks for this file at startup. I've tried changing background on these CSS elements:

  1. main-menubar menupopup
  2. PlacesToolbarItems menupopup > hbox

My OS details are: Operating System: Feren OS 2021.04 KDE Plasma Version: 5.21.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.82.0 Qt Version: 5.15.2 Kernel Version: 5.8.0-55-generic OS Type: 64-bit

Image is attacked for reference.

Asked by abdullah.qureshee 5 days ago

Last reply by abdullah.qureshee 5 days ago

Firefox Default screen(Linux)

Using Firefox default screen for Linux, how do I prevent search characters from being automatically entered on address bar when typing search characters on search bar. I … (read more)

Using Firefox default screen for Linux, how do I prevent search characters from being automatically entered on address bar when typing search characters on search bar. I only want search letters entered on search bar. I like to search with search bar only, not address bar. Is there a way to fix that or is it just something you have to live with?

Asked by jogger60 4 days ago

Last reply by jogger60 4 days ago

ScrapBook with Firefox 88.4 Linux Mint 18.3

Dear All, I urgently need to retrieve various documents saved in the past as web pages with the Scrapbook extension which I found very easy and useful. Some of them date… (read more)

Dear All,

I urgently need to retrieve various documents saved in the past as web pages with the Scrapbook extension which I found very easy and useful. Some of them date back to 2008. When I try to reactivate ScrapBook in "Add-ons and Themes" I find that ScrapBook is disabled and that there is no switch to re-enable it. i have access to the ScrapBook folder in the /home/.../.mozilla/firefox/********.default folder. Indeed I find in that folder a lot of data folders titled with the date and time of creation but it is very tedious to search. How can I reactivate ScrapBook or is there another way to easily access all these pages saved with ScrapBook? Firefox extension or standalone software?

Thanks in advance to all!

Asked by bc548 6 days ago

Crackling Noise/Linux Audio

Videos make a crackling noise when I play them until I terminate some of the ChildID processes that are running in memory. I suspect that these processes have a problem s… (read more)

Videos make a crackling noise when I play them until I terminate some of the ChildID processes that are running in memory. I suspect that these processes have a problem syncing with PulseAudio on Linux Mint. Is there a workaround or do I have to fix it?

Asked by Duane Young 5 days ago

Hyphenation for Greek

According to this site: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/hyphens the Greek language is not included in the hyphenation support. Since hyphenation rules fo… (read more)

According to this site: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/hyphens the Greek language is not included in the hyphenation support. Since hyphenation rules for Greek exist (for example in LibreOffice) is it so difficult to add Greek to the supported languages? Is there something that needs to be done from some Greek user? If yes could you direct me to what must be done to see if I can do it or find someone to do it (if I can't)?

thank you.

Asked by atsol 4 days ago

Firefox Multi-Account Containers always prompting for home page

I'm old school. My new tab and home page are my own. Sadly there has been a recent regression with respect to Containers with Firefox 89.0.1. I've been using Firefox Mu… (read more)

I'm old school. My new tab and home page are my own. Sadly there has been a recent regression with respect to Containers with Firefox 89.0.1. I've been using Firefox Multi-Account Containers for a very long time. I've been using 7.3.0 since January. It seems no matter what I do it is now h*ll bent on prompting what container I want to open my home page in. It doesn't matter how many times I tell it not to do this on the "Open this site in your assigned container?" in the most recent version of Firefox all buttons related to opening in the Default container do not appear. I can tell it to "Remember my decision for this site" and open in the current container but that does nothing. It's right back to the prompting every time I open a tab. Has anyone found a way to end this extraneous prompting?

Asked by Robert Hardy 4 days ago

Bookmarks after FF upgrade in Linux Mint

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find t… (read more)

After upgrading from FF 56(? came with Mint 17) to the newest FF(78), still with Mint 17, cant find old bookmarks anywhere. Have looked for json and html, but cant find them? Was it all nuked in the upgrade?

Asked by johansenerik71 4 days ago

firefox most anoying feature

Hi, Firefox update is so Microsoft-ish. Not only that it is forced on you (without any info) BUT it also deletes the last tab you tried to open. Why the last tab (the one… (read more)

Hi, Firefox update is so Microsoft-ish. Not only that it is forced on you (without any info) BUT it also deletes the last tab you tried to open. Why the last tab (the one in which restart button is open) is lost? WHY? it is a F*ck You message to all users.

case: -you click on link and instead of wished tab the restart tab is open -you restart the browser -there is no info of last tab tried to open

no way that this must work like this!!! if you after restart can reopen all other tabs you can reopen the tab that was used to force restart. thnx dj

Asked by jeges 3 days ago

Firefox version 89 shows white screen when hardware acceleration enabled

My firefox shows an extremely white screen when hardware acceleration was enabled in FireFox. Previous versions are fine. Wonder is there is a bug with my Graphic card fo… (read more)

My firefox shows an extremely white screen when hardware acceleration was enabled in FireFox. Previous versions are fine. Wonder is there is a bug with my Graphic card for the Firefox Browser. No such issues with my Chrome though

my Nvidia (Running on Ubuntu) information are as follow:

$ nvidia-smi Mon Jun 21 12:45:09 2021 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.73.01 Driver Version: 460.73.01 CUDA Version: 11.2 | |-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+ | GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC | | Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. | | | | MIG M. | |===============================+======================+======================| | 0 GeForce GTX 105... Off | 00000000:07:00.0 On | N/A | | 51% 42C P0 N/A / 75W | 837MiB / 4038MiB | 2% Default | | | | N/A | +-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+

+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | Processes: | | GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory | | ID ID Usage | |=============================================================================| | 0 N/A N/A 1617 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 17MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2156 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 433MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2322 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 58MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 2811 G ...AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files 49MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4773 G ...llation/ubuntu12_32/steam 59MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4799 G ./steamwebhelper 1MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 4813 G ...token=4311133759306331922 158MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 37974 G /opt/zoom/zoom 14MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 38660 G ...oken=10730363946439158755 9MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 38788 G .../debug.log --shared-files 17MiB | | 0 N/A N/A 49739 G /usr/lib/firefox/firefox 1MiB | +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

Asked by kapsiaoloong 1 day ago

Firefox Home Content preferences resetting themselves

Hi, I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like t… (read more)

Hi,

I always disable 'Top Sites', 'Recommended by Pocket', 'Highlights' and 'Snippets' under 'Firefox Home Content' in about:preferences#home on all my devices - I like to have a clean homepage with just the web search bar waiting in the middle of the screen.

Within the last few days, those specific preferences have turned themselves back on. What's really frustrating is that when I turn them back off, they persist for a short while, but then turn themselves back on again, often all of them at once, but sometimes a subset!

I've gone as far as deleting my profile and starting afresh, but the problem reoccurs.

I'm at a loss with where to go from here or how to diagnose it further and would appreciate any advice!

Thanks, Phil

Asked by Phil 2 hours ago