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Compatibility: an increasing number of websites and features do not work in Firefox on Linux

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like … (čítať viac)

I believe everyone has a right to choose the browser and operating system they use. I choose to use Firefox because I care about my privacy, and because of features like multi-account containers - as a software developer these are non-negotiable. I choose to use Linux for similar reasons, and many Linux distributions come with Firefox preinstalled as a default browser. In light of recent changes to Google's data collection through Chrome, I am more than ever committed to using Firefox as my only browser.

However over the last year or so, I have noticed an increasing number of websites or features on websites have stopped working in Firefox on Linux, forcing me to use Chrome against my wishes. Examples include the entirety of the Australian government's MyGov website; the phone call feature in Slack; and Google Meet meetings (no audio). I know people who use Firefox on other operating systems and they have not had these problems, so I can only assume that the issue is specific to Firefox on Linux.

I am not trying to suggest that Mozilla is responsible for this in any way - if Google or Slack or the government refuse to support Firefox on Linux, that's their responsibility, not Mozilla's. However, I am not convinced that the lack of support is intentional, or that it isn't a quirk of the particular Linux distribution I use or the version of Firefox included in the package manager. Any advice would be appreciated.

My Firefox version is 84.0.1, and my Linux distribution is KDE Neon User Edition 5.21 which uses Ubuntu 20.04 under the hood.

Otázku položil(a) loathgrim Pred 1 týždňom

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why is the "find-in-page" function broken? (random occurence. reload may solve it. restart will solve it)

See the attached screenshot. the function is mostly useless as-is now. This is on Firefox 87 Manjaro 21 (Linux) Default theme is used. According to https://www.reddit.co… (čítať viac)

See the attached screenshot. the function is mostly useless as-is now.

This is on Firefox 87 Manjaro 21 (Linux)

Default theme is used.


According to https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/8k3sq4/firefox_updated_to_6001_and_the_search_box_is_no/ there's something wrong with userchrome.css in the profile but that file should be patched if that's the case.

Why this hasn't been patched since it's introduction in version 60 is beyond me.

Otázku položil(a) ExileFox Pred 1 týždňom

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Short key on context menu [Q] how is this supposed to work?

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. … (čítať viac)

See attached picture. Am I right to assume the (Q) next "Inspect Element" is a shortcut key? If yes, how does this work? pressing the Q-key on my keyboard does nothing. Please clarify.

(Mozilla FireFox 87.0 on Fedora 33)

Otázku položil(a) theking2 Pred 1 týždňom

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Why is any sites not propery loaded

Whenever I want to visit some websites the sites get opened but not properly the content of sites are loaded with some random digits. I am using Firefox On Kali Machine, … (čítať viac)

Whenever I want to visit some websites the sites get opened but not properly the content of sites are loaded with some random digits. I am using Firefox On Kali Machine, Other Browser like Google Chrome works properly I have attached image for better understanding so please look up.

Otázku položil(a) bajgainmanoj3 Pred 1 týždňom

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"Always use private browsing mode" on Linux opens multiple windows on launch, and no indication I'm actually in private mode

I use Firefox 87 on a number of notebooks duel booting various distros of linux (Mint, Manjaro, and MX Linux) and Windows 10, as well as a desktop running Windows 10. On… (čítať viac)

I use Firefox 87 on a number of notebooks duel booting various distros of linux (Mint, Manjaro, and MX Linux) and Windows 10, as well as a desktop running Windows 10.

On the notebooks Firefox is set to always use private browsing mode in both linux and Windows. On the desktop machine it isn't, but I always have private windows open. On the desktop version of Firefox private windows have the purple circle with a mask icon to show they are private. On the machines that are set to always use private mode Firefox never shows that icon, so I have to go on faith that they are private. Is there a reason always private doesn't also have the private icon?

Also, on the machines where Firefox is launched in always private mode, it always open 2 separate windows. This is a consistent thing when in always private mode.

Otázku položil(a) Christian Pred 1 týždňom

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How do I get obsolete info out of a typing box?

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, al… (čítať viac)

Recently, I had to change my username at my bank's website because somebody was trying a brute force attack on my password. Now, the site still shows my old username, although I've gone to my Saved Logons in Preference and removed all logons for that site except for the correct one. I have to delete the old username from the typing box every time I log in there, after which I can select the correct (and only) saved username/password.

Otázku položil(a) sideburns Pred 4 mesiacmi

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Default Property Values Not Showing On Firefox Dev Edition

Firefox Dev Ed is a great browser for web development and tweaking CSS. But sadly it does not always show default property values. A classic example of this is the elem… (čítať viac)

Firefox Dev Ed is a great browser for web development and tweaking CSS. But sadly it does not always show default property values.

A classic example of this is the
    element's default padding-left property. This apparently is set at 40px automatically unless overridden by the web designer. I think that ALL inherited or default properties of elements ought to be clearly shown in the inspect tool's styling listings. You could spend hours maddeningly trying to find the cause of some of these offsets to what you expected to display. The curious thing is that some inherited or default property values are shown on the inspect tool - which leads us to assume that what is seen on inspect is all that there is . . . This change should not be too difficult to implement. And it would be a great thing to have when searching down unexpected behaviour in webpage displays.

Otázku položil(a) tamjk Pred 1 týždňom

Gaps in History

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10. I can't r… (čítať viac)

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10.

I can't really pin down what causes this, it seems totally random. Every now and then, I'll be browsing, close the browser, realize I need to do something on a page I was recently on, I relaunch, press "ctr+h", go to the 'Today' drop down tab, and the most recent entry is multiple hours old, in some cases it's not even from the same day. The pages I was just on are nowhere to be found.

I would guess it's just late to update the history, but then there are times where I'll go through my history from a few days ago looking for a specific page I know I visited, and I'm able to find some but not all. Again, it just seems like there are random gaps in my history.

Otázku položil(a) kieranmgarden Pred 1 týždňom

firefox.ocm => firefox.com . Without asking me. Without notifying me.

When I type in ANY URL, I want exactly that to be loaded. And not anything else. When I type in mozilla.rog into the address bar, I want firefox to fetch the page mozilla… (čítať viac)

When I type in ANY URL, I want exactly that to be loaded. And not anything else.

When I type in mozilla.rog into the address bar, I want firefox to fetch the page mozilla.rog. I want firefox to try, and if it does not exist, I demand to be notified that it does not exist. With an error message. URL not found. Error 404.

But instead, Firefox silently changes mozilla.rog to mozilla.org (and probably any page e.g. from .rog to .org, and from .ocm to .com , and the like) without my permission, and loads this other page I did not type in.

I do NOT and NEVER allow ANY program to alter my commands without notifying me.

so... which about:config setting disables this autocorrection-behavior?

Otázku položil(a) amando.aarish Pred 1 týždňom

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How to set a dark theme to support.mozilla.org?

I have DarkReader installed and enabled on all pages and it works on every website I visit, yet it does nothing for support.mozilla.org. … (čítať viac)

I have DarkReader installed and enabled on all pages and it works on every website I visit, yet it does nothing for support.mozilla.org.

Otázku položil(a) sasdav Pred 2 týždňami

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ubuntu html5 livestream error

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not suppo… (čítať viac)

when i try to watch a live stream on youtube/twitch, i get the errors YouTube - your browser cannot play this video twitch - This video is either unavailable or not supported in this browser. (Error #4000)

im using ubuntu, and that old google test failed. any help on fixing?

Otázku položil(a) makerio0503 Pred 2 týždňami

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https://acorn.tv/ does not download on my Linux Mint OS/Firefox browser since ~03/282021

https://acorn.tv does not download AV content. Get error messages. One such message shown in attachment. Trailers & previews stream well , however. Android & Wind… (čítať viac)

https://acorn.tv does not download AV content. Get error messages. One such message shown in attachment. Trailers & previews stream well , however. Android & Windows OS devices continue download & stream Acorn content on Firefox as before, no problems. Thank you.

Otázku položil(a) DancingH2O Pred 2 týždňami

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WebRender disble by default in Firefox 87 (Ubuntu) Snap?

Hi! Does WebRender gets disable by default in Firefox 87 Snap? I use Firefox as an Ubuntu Snap. In Firefox 86 (snap version) I got WebRender enable by default, I check th… (čítať viac)

Hi!

Does WebRender gets disable by default in Firefox 87 Snap?

I use Firefox as an Ubuntu Snap. In Firefox 86 (snap version) I got WebRender enable by default, I check the about:support and run some benchmark to confirm that WebRender was enable and everything seems good! But now with this update I no longer have webrender enable by default, I test the apt package of firefox 87 and webrender is enable by default in Ubuntu 20.10.

Can someone please confirm that WebRender is disable by default on the snap version of FF 87 and why?

Thanks!!! <3 FF

Otázku položil(a) Eduardo Pred 2 týždňami

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Custom page for new tabs

Hello, how can I get similar functionality to "New tabs" as I have for "Homepage and new windows"? Because right now all I can do is either choose to open Firefox's home … (čítať viac)

Hello, how can I get similar functionality to "New tabs" as I have for "Homepage and new windows"? Because right now all I can do is either choose to open Firefox's home page or a blank page, but I would like to be able to open my custom sites just as I do for "Homepage and new windows".

Firefox version 87.0

Otázku položil(a) Raudonkepuris Pred 1 týždňom

Na otázku odpovedal(a) cor-el Pred 1 týždňom

Always crashes when accessing online banking

My Mozilla occasionally crashes on various websites but this is rarely a big deal and is usually restored without further problem. However, when trying to access my onlin… (čítať viac)

My Mozilla occasionally crashes on various websites but this is rarely a big deal and is usually restored without further problem. However, when trying to access my online banking (Co-operative and Smile) it crashes repeatedly after a few seconds, making these sites unusable. Anyone got any ideas why this specific site is a problem and how to overcome it?

My cookie cache is erased every time firefox closes and I only have Ecosia as an Add on. My security setting was strict but I changed it to standard. This had no effect. I'm not very familiar with Linux so a simple explanation would be appreciated!

Thanks in advance

P.S; The crash reports fail to submit. I don't know if this is related.

Otázku položil(a) leicestergreensteve Pred 1 týždňom

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Report website problems

Is there somewhere to report problems with the Mozilla website itself? I went through the contact page and this is the best choice I could find....there's no 'webmaster' … (čítať viac)

Is there somewhere to report problems with the Mozilla website itself? I went through the contact page and this is the best choice I could find....there's no 'webmaster' contact??

Otázku položil(a) mozilla-pers Pred 2 týždňami

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Can't Select More than One Text Box when Using WordPress Editor with Cursor/Mouse Input

It's been months now. I thought it was probably a known issue or a conflict with any of my extensions but I still haven't figured out a way to solve it. Have tried re-ins… (čítať viac)

It's been months now. I thought it was probably a known issue or a conflict with any of my extensions but I still haven't figured out a way to solve it.

Have tried re-installing the browser, I even switched to a new linux distro and everything was reset, I still have the issue.

The problem is - everything works but the ability to select/copy multiple blocks when using WordPress editor (tested it on three sites with the latest WordPress version where I write) does not work only when utilizing the mouse/cursor.

However, it works when using Brave or Google Chrome.

In either case, when I try to select multiple text blocks using CTRL+Shift+any arrow key on Firefox, it works no matter what. But, using the cursor/mouse, I can't achieve doing that...

Otázku položil(a) ankushdas91 Pred 2 týždňami

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Not able to play youtube livestream (including the videos that were streamed earlier)

I am not able to play youtube livestream videos (including the videos that were streamed earlier). I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 and firefox 87.0 (64-bit). I tried disabling … (čítať viac)

I am not able to play youtube livestream videos (including the videos that were streamed earlier). I am using Ubuntu 20.04.2 and firefox 87.0 (64-bit). I tried disabling all the extensions; but no luck. I am facing the same issue with BlueJeans also. Youtube displays - "Your browser can't play this video."

Otázku položil(a) sudipchowdhury47 Pred 2 týždňami

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