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Dynamic text selection doesn't work

Selecting text on any page, there's no visual feedback of what is selected until mouse is released. There's no feedback that selection starts when mouse button is presse… (read more)

Selecting text on any page, there's no visual feedback of what is selected until mouse is released.

There's no feedback that selection starts when mouse button is pressed down, no visual feedback while moving the mouse with the button pressed and only upon releasing the button do I get to see the selection.

Selecting works fine in other browsers (chromium) and was working the other day before I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 (was using 20.04 before) wiping my previous Firefox. So this issue is on an almost vanilla Firefox version 104.0.2.

(Incidentally I can highlight that version number and only that version number in the about-box and I get continuous dynamic feedback of what part of the version number I highlight, but nowhere else in Firefox.)

Asked by Local_Minimum 1 year ago

Answered by Local_Minimum 1 year ago

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I can't save files in Firefox

Firefox worked perfectly, but since a few days I can't download anything. I'm using Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu 22.04, version 110.0.1 (64 bits) canonical-002 - 1.0 W… (read more)

Firefox worked perfectly, but since a few days I can't download anything. I'm using Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu 22.04, version 110.0.1 (64 bits) canonical-002 - 1.0 With Chrome everything works perfectly so I assume it's a problem from Firefox.

When I open a PDF, a MP3 or any file, the "save" option doesn't display anything. Usually it opened a dialog where I could choose the folder where I wanted to download the file, but now I have nothing.

I have only 4 extensions: - adblocker ultimate - duckduckgo privacy essentials - vuejs dev tools - zotero connector

I always had them and I never encountered any problem.

Asked by DJ Caësar 9114 11 months ago

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Unable to upload or download files

Hello all, For some reason, I can no longer upload or download files, with the pop-up window failing to appear entirely. I can upload folders through, for example, Dropb… (read more)

Hello all,

For some reason, I can no longer upload or download files, with the pop-up window failing to appear entirely. I can upload folders through, for example, Dropbox or Google Drive, but individual files don't work.

I've reset my browser, uninstalled and reinstalled it, opened it in troubleshooting mode, disabled enhanced tracking protection, but nothing seemed to work. I've tested another browser, and I was able to upload and download files just fine.

Is there anything I can do to fix this? I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 using Firefox 107.0.1.

Asked by Erika Campbell 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Sync doesn`t sync my tabs

Sync is a nightmare. It is so unintuitive! What exactly would be wrong with having separate Export and Import buttons for each of Settings, Addons, Tabs, History, Bookm… (read more)

Sync is a nightmare. It is so unintuitive! What exactly would be wrong with having separate Export and Import buttons for each of Settings, Addons, Tabs, History, Bookmarks, etc? I have a desktop box and a newer laptop I wanted to get up to date. I pressed the Sync button on the desktop ... By the way, there`s a link below that reads "Connect another device" ... Connect where? Someone is designing these interfaces who has absolutely zero imagination. Anyways, I signed off, moved the ethernet cable to my laptop, signed in, pressed Sync, and voila!, I got my Bookmarks, at least. But I have no idea how to get my tabs and windows. I tried with a "download link" something or other, but it seemed to assume I was sync-ing to a phone, and didn`t work. Any way to get my tabs?

Asked by Dan_W 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I am running Firefox on Ubuntu 22.04 and it constantly crashes. Trying to determine what is causing this.

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 22.04 on my 2015 Lenovo IdeaPad 300. I have a new SSD HD 1 TB in size and it should work, however, Firefox keeps crashing. Other app… (read more)

I have a new installation of Ubuntu 22.04 on my 2015 Lenovo IdeaPad 300. I have a new SSD HD 1 TB in size and it should work, however, Firefox keeps crashing. Other apps are crashing too.

Asked by Daniel Grindstaff 6 months ago

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Unable to run 'flatpak install firefox' on chromebook

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefo… (read more)

I was following this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/run-firefox-chromeos

Installed flatpak and repositories but when I try to use flatpak to install firefox I get "No remote refs found similar to ‘firefox’".

I have tried following a few other ways to get it installed, such as using sudo and using sudo su but that has not worked at all.

I followed to flatpak quick setup on Chromebook guide that is linked in the above help article and created the nested containers in crosh as well.

below is what happens if I go to flathub and copy-paste their recommended command to install firefox.

Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:

  1) system
  2) user

Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2 error: Nothing matches org.mozilla.firefox in remote flathub

Asked by Kili Luther 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way to get a list of all tabs open in all windows?

A long time ago, I saw a list of open tabs in all windows, not just in one window, as it is now. (By the way, Google has added such a feature to Chrome. Clicking on the a… (read more)

A long time ago, I saw a list of open tabs in all windows, not just in one window, as it is now. (By the way, Google has added such a feature to Chrome. Clicking on the arrow allows us to see any open tab and navigate to it.) I am currently using Tab Manager to search for a tab. But the tab manager is not the best option because it is too slow to open and requires too many resources. Can I restore the old behavior to see tabs in all windows?

Asked by YDUBINSKY 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Some video content can not be displayed.

I use a laptop with Fedora 36 installed. Firefox is version 104.0.1 Until a few days ago, there were no problems with video display. But since a few days, video content … (read more)

I use a laptop with Fedora 36 installed. Firefox is version 104.0.1

Until a few days ago, there were no problems with video display. But since a few days, video content that is offered by the news site from NOS (Dutch television) is not displayed anymore. I only get this error: The media playback was aborted due to a corruption problem or because the media used features your browser did not support.

Also some content on Youtube aborts. For example loading https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq0BUiEs3JM results in this error: Er is een fout opgetreden. Probeer het later opnieuw. (Afspeel-ID: Ui0fzPxdSexgYcZ4).' (An error occured, try later again).

When using the Chrome Browser both websites can be used without giving errors implying that all the codecs are available.

How can I detect why video is blocked?

(Twitter also gives problems. After a fraction of a second, it stops displaying video)

Asked by Ben Engbers 1 year ago

Answered by Ben Engbers 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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All tabs are crashing and show the message 'Gah. Your tab just crashed'

I am using firefox v104 on linux mint. This problem happened this evening. Every tab i open shows the same error. I tried the solutions suggested in other similar forum… (read more)

I am using firefox v104 on linux mint. This problem happened this evening. Every tab i open shows the same error.

I tried the solutions suggested in other similar forum posts like >safemode (tabs still crashed) >driver update (my drivers are up to date as far i can tell) >deleting cache and reinstalling firefox (tabs crash). I took a backup of my bookmarks and extensions as suggeated in another forum post. > one youtube video (https://youtu.be/F9VaXwSB_po) suggested toggling media.cubeb.sandbox in the config section. The tabs started loading after that but it wasnt that useful as i wasnt able to get any videos to play in the browser.

Also, i don't really know if the issue is related, but chrome tabs were also not loading or responding ('Page unresponsive' error).

Please help. Thank you :)

Asked by Vaghar 1 year ago

Answered by Vaghar 1 year ago

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Copy-pasting of files not working in Ubuntu 22.04

Hey there, Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far. Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste fil… (read more)

Hey there,

Intro: I recently switched to Linux and (because Brave is so broken) also to Firefox and I am liking it so far.

Problem: Unfortunately I can't copy-paste files from Ubuntu Files (Nautilus) to Firefox (I tested image files and also sounds files, neither is working).

Test with Firefox: 1. Download a random photo (e.g. from Unsplash) 2. Select the file and hit ctrl + c in Files/Nautilus 3. I go to the clipboard inspector 4. I hit ctrl + v 5. The image does not show up in the output (see screenshot)

Test with Brave: 1. Do the same as above 2. The image does show up in the output (see screenshot)

Notes: - I am using Linux Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland - Firefox Version 107.0 (64-bit) for Ubuntu Canonical - 1.0 - I have no extensions installed - I am not using the snap version (so I can scroll smoothly) ... I think I used apt-get install but not 100% sure

Asked by Stephan 1 year ago

Answered by Stephan 1 year ago

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OpenH264 fails to install with HTTPS-Only mode enabled

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been … (read more)

"OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc." plugin will sit in the "will be installed shortly" status forever if you have HTTPS-Only mode enabled. I have been pulling my hair out for the last few days trying to figure out why I couldn't play YouTube or many other sites videos.

Turns out the site that the library is downloaded from has a bad certificate installed: https://ciscobinary.openh264.org/libopenh264-2.3.0-linux64.6.so.bz2

``` Websites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust this site because it uses a certificate that is not valid for ciscobinary.openh264.org. The certificate is only valid for the following names: a248.e.akamai.net, *.akamaihd-staging.net, *.akamaihd.net, *.akamaized-staging.net, *.akamaized.net

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN ```

OS: Fedora 36 Firefox Version: 104.0 (64-bit)

Asked by Nickolas Gupton 1 year ago

Answered by Nickolas Gupton 1 year ago

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2FA login on web sites does not work with Firefox (Linux)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux) Present setup: Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox … (read more)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux)

Present setup:

Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox 110.0 on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS 5.15.0-58 (x86-64)

Works chromium 109.0.5414.119 on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64)

I am able to register and authenticate with security devices Yubikey NEO (without FIDO2) and Yubikey 5 NFC (FIDO2 compliant) on several sites (eg. pypi, google..) using Chrome or Chromium but now not with Firefox at all. It has not worked for at least the last few updates. Changing settings in about:config or plugging/unplugging keys, stopping every Firefox plugin etc. don't help. Neither does a fresh Firefox install without any super-security-settings.

Testing sites like Yubico's own or Okta's works fine using Chromium but not Firefox.

From what I can see this is not especially related to FIDO2 (Webauthn). pypi seems to use U2F which should work just fine with Firefox since way back.

I haven't tested Firefox for Windows but Chrome browser for Windows 10 works fine (which I tested first when Firefox didn't cut the mustard), I therefore expect it to work also on Chrome browser for Linux. Just to check if this was related to a debian bullseye package, I tested it on Ubuntu MATE too, which didn't do the trick. Haven't done any more testing than that on MATE.

This seems like a strictly firefox problem. -What to do?

Yours, Kaare

Asked by kaare 1 year ago

Answered by kaare 1 year ago

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Excessive apparmor log entries on Ubuntu platform

OS version: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy), 64-bit (amd64, x86_64). Firefox version: 110.0 (64-bit) (NOTE: the issue was noticed with version 109.0, too) Firefox package wa… (read more)

OS version: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS (jammy), 64-bit (amd64, x86_64). Firefox version: 110.0 (64-bit) (NOTE: the issue was noticed with version 109.0, too)

Firefox package was installed on Ubuntu through 'APT', using the Mozilla Team repository (https://ppa.launchpadcontent.net/mozillateam/ppa/ubuntu/). It caught my attention that an excessive amount of Firefox related 'DENIED' AppArmor log messages is generated during the browser activity.

According to messages, Firefox is occasionally denied read access to '/sys/devices/' area and read/write access to 'oom_score_adj' target in '/proc/'. Could somebody clarify why would that access be required for regular browser operations? I'm a bit puzzled as I haven't noticed anything similar with the older Ubuntu and Firefox versions. A complete suppression of those messages is also an option as long as there's no negative impact on application's performance.

I already posted this question to Ubuntu forum but seems like nobody there could provide an explanation. I'd appreciate any input or hint.

Following is the sample of referred log messages:

---SNIP--- [Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.813:39): apparmor="DENIED" operation="capable" profile="firefox" pid=2231 comm="firefox" capability=21 capname="sys_admin"

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:40): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:41): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:42): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.877:43): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:44): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:45): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:46): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/revision" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0

[Fri Feb 24 19:14:50 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000890.885:47): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/config" pid=2235 comm="firefox" requested_mask="r" denied_mask="r" fsuid=1000 ouid=0 . . . . . . [Fri Feb 24 19:16:22 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000983.040:56): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:35 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000995.296:57): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:39 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674000999.280:58): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2347/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:41 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674001001.768:59): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2455/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000

[Fri Feb 24 19:16:41 2023] audit: type=1400 audit(1674001001.768:60): apparmor="DENIED" operation="open" profile="firefox" name="/proc/2458/oom_score_adj" pid=2231 comm="firefox" requested_mask="w" denied_mask="w" fsuid=1000 ouid=1000 ---SNIP---

Asked by scoobienator 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to show File Picker

This was going to be a question about Firefox being unable to display the file picker dialog, but I managed to find a solution that worked for me along the way. Since it … (read more)

This was going to be a question about Firefox being unable to display the file picker dialog, but I managed to find a solution that worked for me along the way. Since it was nowhere near the top of Google's results, I thought I'll share my solution in the hopes that this would help someone facing this same issue.

The hardware:

  • Asus UM425IA Zenbook (AMD Ryzen 7 4700U CPU)

Worked in:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Firefox provided by APT repository
  • Xorg display server

Not working in:

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  • Firefox 99.0.1 provided by snap
  • Wayland display server
  • File picker worked briefly on fresh install, but something (not sure what) quickly breaks file picker functionality

The symptoms:

  • Firefox stopped being able to open file picker dialogs
  • Right clicking an image and selecting "Save Image As..." does nothing
  • With forms that accept file upload (such as on this post question page "Add images (optional):"), clicking "Browse" does nothing
  • File downloads work correctly when set to "Save files to ..." under Settings, but nothing happens when set to "Always ask you where to save files"
  • No response to "Ctrl + O" open file shortcut

Similar questions and solutions:

Things I tried that did not work:

  • Disabling hardware acceleration
  • Starting with add-ons disabled
  • Troubleshoot mode
  • Clearing startup cache
  • Clearing cookies and site data
  • Clearing history
  • Refreshing Firefox
  • Creating and using a new profile
  • Deleting the `xulstore.json` file from the profile directory
  • Toggling all permissions under Ubuntu Settings > Applications > Firefox to off and then back to on
  • chmod 777 ~/Downloads
  • Disabling native file picker "ui.allow_platform_file_picker = false"

And finally, what fixed it for me was to go into "about:config" and change "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.file-picker" from "2" to "0". Credit to this post that clued me in.

I really hope this saves someone else 2 days of hair pulling and I would appreciate advice from someone more knowledgeable than me on:

  • Why this fixed the problem
  • Whether I should be opening a bug report either against Firefox, or Ubuntu
  • Whether I should also be changing "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.mime-handler" and "widget.use-xdg-desktop-portal.settings", both are currently set to "2"

Asked by James Fu 1 year ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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Firefox 109.0 on Linux Video Playback

The latest Firefox update appears to break video playback on Linux. I am having issues playing video on Twitter, Facebook, and Locals. YouTube video still plays. I have n… (read more)

The latest Firefox update appears to break video playback on Linux. I am having issues playing video on Twitter, Facebook, and Locals. YouTube video still plays. I have not enabled any new ad blocking and have also not changed any settings. Looking at the Troubleshooting Information in Firefox reveals nothing that is suspect.

Asked by jdawgnoonan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Password generator does not appear on some sites firefox

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Genera… (read more)

Idk why but sometimes firefox just doesn't prompt to generate secure password, I even have to download some extensions to generate secure password (Secure Password Generator) meaning more secure issues.

My guess is that you guys probably hardcoded something like {if "type: password" then prompt}, but it's still partly fault at developers too for bringing these huge chunks of javascript.

In screenshot there's element examaple in which i input password but no prompt whatsoever.

Asked by astyd637 1 year ago

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Cloudflare challenges only work in incognito (with all extensions)

I've been having an issue for a while now where the cloudflare challenges that ask you to click the check mark to "verify your connection is secure" would just endlessly … (read more)

I've been having an issue for a while now where the cloudflare challenges that ask you to click the check mark to "verify your connection is secure" would just endlessly ask me to click the button and never continue. Sometimes it would say to unblock access to challenges.cloudflare.com.

But if I a launch an incognito window I can visit website with the challenge and it won't even ask! I've added all my extensions to run in incognito mode and everything still works, I can visit the websites in incognito just fine. So the one changing variable is incognito vs non-incognito.

I can have two windows open, one incognito and one not, and browse to the same website and the non-incog window will fail but the incog will just go to the site.

I thought incognito was supposed to only affect the session storage? Does it silently change other things to the running environment of the browser (about:config options, slightly different extension configs)?

Anyone know why this small change would suddenly allow cloudflare challenges to work?

Asked by txrxnet 5 months ago

Answered by txrxnet 5 months ago