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UPDATE FIREFOX TO ITS LATEST VERSION

update fire fox to its latest version.I have done it over and over I have restarted over and over could you make it more complicated Should i go back to school what do … (читать ещё)

update fire fox to its latest version.I have done it over and over I have restarted over and over could you make it more complicated Should i go back to school what do you want me to do

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Asked by p clarke 1 месяц назад

Last reply by jscher2000 1 месяц назад

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Computer slows to a point where it is unresponsive. "A web page is slowing your cpmputer. What do you want to do?" STOP IT does absolutely NOTHING!

By answering in a way that a 77 year old man will understand. I've asked before, followed suggestions that came in..to no avail.

Asked by churchylafemme 1 месяц назад

Last reply by jscher2000 1 месяц назад

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My computer slows to a point where it fails to respond to inputs. A yellow band appears, saying, "A web page is slowing down your computer. What would you like to do?" I click STOP, but that does nothing.

Well, I guess when I wrote the above I was expecting whatever help you might be able to give. Obviously, I'd like the problem fixed; how its done is up to someone who und… (читать ещё)

Well, I guess when I wrote the above I was expecting whatever help you might be able to give. Obviously, I'd like the problem fixed; how its done is up to someone who understands the problem and knows a whole lot more about these things than I do, and can communicate the procedure to me. (For some reason the Subject box above says that I've entered 574 characters EVEN AFTER I'VE DELETED MORE THAN HALF OF IT)

Asked by churchylafemme 1 месяц назад

Last reply by jscher2000 1 месяц назад

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Firefox installed by snap: how to open downloaded files?

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465 Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has … (читать ещё)

locking this thread as duplicate, please continue at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1284465

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:


   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which does nothing with my files.
If I choose to open the file with firefox (say a pdf file) a blank page appears

All these options work with chrome though..

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!


Obviously snap firefox doesn't access anything beyond thatI've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work. I'm guessing that it tries to open nautilus, but fails to do so because nautilus is a non-snap application.I've successfully installed Firefox as a snap package (done by default by installing it through Ubuntu's "software center"). It does work, and give me a more recent version of Firefox than the one available through APT.

I'm running through problems when downloading files, though:

   Saving them in /tmp/ does not work, since the snap version of Firefox uses a different filesystem than the one of the host computer, hence Firefox and non-snap applications see different content in /tmp/.
   The open with dialog application does not see most applications, in particular it doesn't see evince nor libreoffice, which I've installed through APT. The dropdown defaults to "Url Handler Script (default)", which apparently does nothing with my files.
   If I save a downloaded file, the open containing folder button in the downloads list does not work.

Asked by chet10 2 месяца назад

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I have always in private mode enabled. Why is there a small web cache stored each time I open firefox?

Basically I have Never Remember History enabled, and each time I open FF there's data in 'Cookies and Site Data'. Under 'Cookies and Site Data' it will say there's a bit … (читать ещё)

Basically I have Never Remember History enabled, and each time I open FF there's data in 'Cookies and Site Data'. Under 'Cookies and Site Data' it will say there's a bit of data (in the photo is says 16Kb, which is pretty typical). If I look under 'manage cookies and site data' there will be nothing there. Sometimes the cookies or cache or whatever is bigger if the last time I used that profile I was watching videos, at most it will be a couple Mb's maybe. If I wipe it out, it will go to 0Kb, and then for the rest of the profile session, even if I have a bazillion tabs open, it will say 0, but then there's always a cache there the next time I start that profile.

What is it? Why is there always a small amount of data in the 'Cookies and Site Data' section each time I restart a profile?

I'm currently running version 68.2.0esr on Debian Linux version 5.3.0-1-amd64. Extension: uBlock Origin 1.23.0

                 uMatrix 1.4.0
                 Canvasblocker 0.5.14.

Plugins: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. (disabled) Version 1.8.1.1

              Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. Version 4.10.1440.19

I have web history turned off ('Never Remember History'), trackers blocked, cookies enabled w/ third party disabled, auto search engine update turned on, Do Not Track enabled, 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' enabled by default (b/c history is off). I might have changed a few tiny things in about:config but nothing I remember offhand. Any other system info I can look up in need be.

Asked by anarchistfanfic 7 месяцев назад

Last reply by Andrew 7 месяцев назад

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How do I, once and for all, never, ever to return, actually disable Firefox auto-updates?

Once again, without any warning, Firefox demanded I power-cycle itself because it, *without any permission*, installed an update "in the background". Firefox refuses to … (читать ещё)

Once again, without any warning, Firefox demanded I power-cycle itself because it, *without any permission*, installed an update "in the background". Firefox refuses to carry out any further action until I comply with its demands.

Let me be very clear: forced auto-updates are **100% EVIL**. I own, and am ultimately responsible for, this computer. Me. Not you. Me.

Download the update, fine. Notify me about it, present to me what the changes are coming, sure.

But under absolutely NO CIRCUMSTANCES is Firefox, or any other program for that matter, to modify itself or any other element of this computer without my positive consent.

Thanks a bunch!

$ cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="18.04.1 LTS (Bionic Beaver)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS" VERSION_ID="18.04" HOME_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/" SUPPORT_URL="https://help.ubuntu.com/" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/" PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.ubuntu.com/legal/terms-and-policies/privacy-policy" VERSION_CODENAME=bionic UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic

Asked by halflete 1 год назад

Last reply by cor-el 9 месяцев назад

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Flickering drop downs

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268958 I have this problem: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/820877 Except that all dropdowns are af… (читать ещё)

duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1268958


I have this problem: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/820877

Except that all dropdowns are affected, including the ones that would let me open the settings menu and try the suggestions that worked for other people. These are pull down menus, address bar, settings menu, spellcheck, and any other pop-up/pull-down menus.

Asked by DuncanCV 9 месяцев назад

Last reply by DuncanCV 9 месяцев назад

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Firefox 66 still auto-plays videos

I'm on Linux, and updated to Firefox 66 yesterday. I was looking forward to the new feature that disallows websites auto-playing videos. But I found that it's not the cas… (читать ещё)

I'm on Linux, and updated to Firefox 66 yesterday. I was looking forward to the new feature that disallows websites auto-playing videos. But I found that it's not the case. For example, https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-19/how-an-extra-man-in-cockpit-saved-a-737-max-that-later-crashed still starts playing the video automatically. This is just one of the many I've tried so far.

Am I missing any settings? There was none I could find having done a quick search on the preference page.

Asked by Jeenu 1 год назад

Answered by cor-el 1 год назад

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If not think I come to a good Idea.

Editing mode/normal mode, button, and keyboard shortcut. Abstract: Today the web is overcrowded with hyperlinks, there are so diverse and so many that many times there's… (читать ещё)

Editing mode/normal mode, button, and keyboard shortcut. Abstract: Today the web is overcrowded with hyperlinks, there are so diverse and so many that many times there's no blank space left to make focus on the page, also it's hard to copy a link name. The hover cursor is almost omnipresent.

If there was some key shortcut to enable/disable hovering and link following to edit mode, this problem would be solved. Focus and edit inside all the page, And would be more secure than whatever certificate.

Asked by lazyturtle 1 год назад

Last reply by FredMcD 1 год назад

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turn off update message after firefox 62

As of about firefox 63, it will no longer be possible to prevent firefox from checking for updates as the preference (option) to do so is being removed. In the past, it … (читать ещё)

As of about firefox 63, it will no longer be possible to prevent firefox from checking for updates as the preference (option) to do so is being removed. In the past, it was simply a matter of setting the option to never check for updates. This is important in an organization as you want everyone to be at the same level. In such organizations, the latest firefox would be obtained once, checked out, then rolled out to the organization from it's support system team/person. Is there going to be a way to prevent the message "an update is available, please install?"

Asked by fuffberry 1 год назад

Answered by philipp 1 год назад

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ff fails to lower its window upon mouse middle click of window title bar

until today ff nightly was behaving properly on ubuntu 18.10 when I mouse middle click the ff window top boarder ff now fails to lower its window behind other open ubun… (читать ещё)

until today ff nightly was behaving properly on ubuntu 18.10

when I mouse middle click the ff window top boarder ff now fails to lower its window behind other open ubuntu application windows

this behavior worked OK until today

66.0a1 (2019-01-22) (64-bit) Ubuntu 18.10

Asked by EventHorizon 1 год назад

Last reply by cor-el 1 год назад

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basic question about FF theme in Ubuntu 16.04

Hi: I have FF 64 and Ubuntu 16.04, after installing Adapta dark theme, FF still shows white background and black text, I even tried other add-ons (Dark, etc.), but none o… (читать ещё)

Hi: I have FF 64 and Ubuntu 16.04, after installing Adapta dark theme, FF still shows white background and black text, I even tried other add-ons (Dark, etc.), but none of them worked, how can I enable/make FF 64 to have a dark background and white text?

Asked by michaelbr 1 год назад

Last reply by michaelbr 1 год назад

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Firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled.

On the site https://vsx.mpchat.com , firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled. It appeared on version 60 - in the future this problem persisted - in 60.1… (читать ещё)

On the site https://vsx.mpchat.com , firefox-ESR falls when video broadcasting is enabled. It appeared on version 60 - in the future this problem persisted - in 60.1.0, 60.2.0, 60.3.0. In versions up to 60, this problem was not. Other browsers work well with these sites for translation. Complete cleaning of browsers, reset, reinstall-did not help.

Asked by D-e-n 1 год назад

Last reply by jscher2000 1 год назад

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using a proxy to browse google.com, it will popup a big window

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1241162. Please follow up there, thanks.] while if i use google browser, it has no such problem. and… (читать ещё)

[Locked as a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1241162. Please follow up there, thanks.]

while if i use google browser, it has no such problem.

and another problem with using the proxy for google site, it is if i enable noscript, ad block plus plugins, the proxy will say "search/get invalid"

google browser works well!

Asked by ab1999com 1 год назад

Last reply by WestEnd 1 год назад