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Backup & restore information in Firefox profiles

Hi there! I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm usi… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi there!

I'm attempting to migrate my Firefox (106.0.3) profile from the Linux Mint V20.3 on one SSD to a new installation of Linux Mint V21 on a separate SSD. I'm using the information supplied on this page:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/back-and-restore-information-firefox-profiles

Step 4, under Backing up your profile says: Right-click on your profile folder (e.g. xxxxxxxx.default), and select Copy.

This folder, qspfoqtl.default, contains 1 file, named times.json, the contents of which are:

{ "created": 1618792039414, "firstUse": null }

Clearly, not my Firefox profile.

There is, however, a folder named nnob5aww.default-release that contains a bunch of directories and files (505.4MB) with names like bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data... storage, weave.

Is this documentation incorrect as of this release of Firefox? And, should I be using the nnob5aww.default-release folder as the profile? I'm a little confused. (Most often, I'm a lot confused.) Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

- Ralph

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wide spacing between words as well as odd-looking numbers in Firefox

Since a recent update the spacing of words in Firefox's UI as well as on some websites seems to be wider than normal (instead of a singular space it seems as if each spac… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Since a recent update the spacing of words in Firefox's UI as well as on some websites seems to be wider than normal (instead of a singular space it seems as if each space is now a tab wide). Additionally the numbers have also suffered and are now not presented in a normal font anymore but instead seem bigger and grey instead of white or black. Both of these issues occurred at the same time and appear on the normal User Interface of Firefox (e.g. in the bookmarks or in Firefox's settings and preferences) as well as on some websites/search engines. However when copying the text and numbers from Firefox into a regular text editor everything seems normal and no appearance issues can be noticed. What I've already tried: I've restarted my system multiple times since the issue first occurred. I've removed all contents from /home/user/.mozilla/firefox. I've reinstalled Firefox. I've deleted my cache. I've changed my font preferences in Firefox back to Default(Roboto) after having used Inter before. None of my actions above have changed anything. However, when I log into a different user on my computer and open Firefox there everything seems to be normal, so it seems as if this is a user-specific problem.

Thanks in advance, Emma.

OS: opensuseTumbleweed 20220507 Firefox version: 100.0 (issue has occurred since version 98.0)

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Customize Firefox: unable to add extension into toolbar

Hello, I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore … (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello,

I have more than 30 extensions, but I cannot add an extension shortcut into my toolbar and no extension appears in the “Customize Firefox” view. I tried “Restore defaults” without any effects...

There is a way to fix this issue or run Firefox in verbose mode to more information why my extensions don't appear here? (Other than restart from a new fresh profile if it's possible…). I confirm that all the extensions are functional and activated. Thanks,

Emeric

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Bypass Microsoft Teams block

I'm trying to use Microsoft Teams in Firefox because the native app for Linux is abandoned and crashes, and at first sight the app is blocking Firefox on purpose. Buttons… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I'm trying to use Microsoft Teams in Firefox because the native app for Linux is abandoned and crashes, and at first sight the app is blocking Firefox on purpose. Buttons to make calls are disabled, stating that audio and video are not supported in my browser, but everything works normally if join to existing calls using e.g. links.

Is it possible to trick Teams to think I'm using Chrome? I found the "User-Agent Switcher and Manager" add-on, but I can't figure out how to possibly use it.

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private browsing window is a different color now

After an update today, private browsing windows now are a different color than the other windows. I don't want them to be a different color. How do I change them back to … (மேலும் படிக்க)

After an update today, private browsing windows now are a different color than the other windows. I don't want them to be a different color. How do I change them back to the same as the other windows?

Also, how do I remove the extra text label next to the private mode icon, and just generally put things back to the way they used to look?

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Firefox snap app does not recognize custom cursor.

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DM… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I can't get Firefox to use some custom cursors. Firefox is only recognizing the cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. Any of the cursors I installed will default to DMZ-White, but Firefox is using those cursors that came installed with Ubuntu. I tried defining the default cursor in /usr/share/icons/default/index.theme but did nothing as well. Also I tried with the cursor in /usr/share/icons and in /home/name/.icons and firefox cannot get in any of those.

I don't know if it's something wrong with my cursors or it's some inner thing with Firefox, any one has a guess? Incompatibility or something missing from the cursor?

Asked by tisppereira 11 மாதங்களுக்கு முன்பு

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How can I set a custom file as home page for new tabs in Firefox Desktop 107?

Hello, in past versions of Firefox, I was able to follow the steps on this page to set a custom HTML file on my PC as my home page for new tabs: https://peterries.net/blo… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hello, in past versions of Firefox, I was able to follow the steps on this page to set a custom HTML file on my PC as my home page for new tabs: https://peterries.net/blog/firefox-ubuntu-local-file/

I have Firefox 107.0.1 now and it's not happening. When I open the browser from scratch, I see my custom home page file. But when I open a new tab, I just see a blank screen. If I then click the Home icon on the toolbar, I do see my custom HTML page, but I don't want to have to click that button for each new tab.

Right now, in my settings, I have the URL to the page set as the custom URL for the HTML fiile, like this:

file:///home/peter/Documents/homepage/peter-home-homepage.html

That works. And I also have followed the steps on that blog post to customize my /usr/lib/firefox/autoconfig.cfg and my ../firefox/defalults/pref/autoconfig.js files. That's no longer working.

Did something in a recent version change? Is this no longer supported? Thanks for any ideas!

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Disable Ctrl + Shift + C shortcut

I really often need to copy/paste from a terminal opened in my browser. Because the shortcut for copying in a terminal is always Ctrl+Shift+C, it's a mess to have instea… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I really often need to copy/paste from a terminal opened in my browser. Because the shortcut for copying in a terminal is always Ctrl+Shift+C, it's a mess to have instead Firefox opening Inspector from devtools.

How can I disable this shortcut ?

I've tried to update some about:config settings but it doesn't seem to be helpful and old working correctives add-ons are not supported anymore.

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Duckduckgo opens links as https://html.duckduckgo.com/html

Hi, I'm using Duckduckgo as my search engine, but when I type in a search string, it Firefox prepends it with https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/... This opens a search p… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Hi,

I'm using Duckduckgo as my search engine, but when I type in a search string, it Firefox prepends it with https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/... This opens a search page that doesn't follow my dark theme. When I click on a link, another link is added that creates a link back to the same URL, causing a loop. This never happened before I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 & the latest version of Firefox, 100.0.2. How can I change this back?

Thanks!

   -John

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Permission denied when opening file from another drive

When opening a file from another drive, I get an error: Access to the file was denied I know this can happen on the Snap version, but I have Firefox installed from a deb… (மேலும் படிக்க)

When opening a file from another drive, I get an error: Access to the file was denied

I know this can happen on the Snap version, but I have Firefox installed from a deb!

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Cloudflare hosted site complains about Firefox but works with Chrome

This site, Costco Instacart, worked perfectly with Firefox as recently as April 15, 2023 but today fails (see attached image): https://sameday.costco.com/store/costco/sto… (மேலும் படிக்க)

This site, Costco Instacart, worked perfectly with Firefox as recently as April 15, 2023 but today fails (see attached image): https://sameday.costco.com/store/costco/storefront?zipcode=11021

Cloudflare believes it is protecting itself from online attacks when accessed by Firefox. The same site worked perfectly today, on the same computer, using Google Chrome.

Cloudflare is a major CDN and many important commercial sites, like Costco Instacart, have their content delivered by Cloudflare so this is a major issue with Firefox. For the moment there is a work-around, use Chrome instead, but it would be better to have Firefox address issues with Cloudflare.

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firefox is redirecting from localhost:8080 to localhost:8081

Currently Firefox is redirecting http://localhost:8080 to http://localhost:8081 , each time when type the address in the URL address bar. I have been working with a cont… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Currently Firefox is redirecting http://localhost:8080 to http://localhost:8081 , each time when type the address in the URL address bar.

I have been working with a container wordpress. I have tested in chrome the address http://localhost:8080 and all works fine.

How can we fix that problems, thanks in advance.

I have removed cookies and site data of localhost in Privacy-and-security> Manage-data>

screen-cast https://imgur.com/lWV1WFa

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rumble video is not visible on a webpage

The rumble video interview of Jonathan Cahn by Greg Hunter is NOT visible in my linux version 91.12.0esr(64-bit) of Mozilla Firefox, straight from an openSuse software re… (மேலும் படிக்க)

The rumble video interview of Jonathan Cahn by Greg Hunter is NOT visible in my linux version 91.12.0esr(64-bit) of Mozilla Firefox, straight from an openSuse software repository and directly installable under yast, which is their administrator program over the linux software including the software manager

The web page in question is https://usawatchdog.com/only-way-to-save-america-is-turn-back-to-god-jonathan-cahn/ but the java script code is grayed out on this page

!function(r,u,m,b,l,e){r._Rumble=b,r[b]||(r[b]=function(){(r[b]._=r[b]._||[]).push(arguments);if(r[b]._.length==1){l=u.createElement(m),e=u.getElementsByTagName(m)[0],l.async=1,l.src="https://rumble.com/embedJS/ugdmvn"+(arguments[1].video?'.'+arguments[1].video:)+"/?url="+encodeURIComponent(location.href)+"&args="+encodeURIComponent(JSON.stringify([].slice.apply(arguments))),e.parentNode.insertBefore(l,e)}})}(window, document, "script", "Rumble");

I have used other browsers, such as Opera, Brave, Google Chrome and the rumble video is clearly visible and playable.

What do I have to change in Firefox so that this video becomes visible on the page?

Randall

p.s. Greg Hunter is interested in this reply too

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Cant play videos on device orangepi 5

I'm having problems playing videos for some websites (Youtube, Twitter, facebook). device : orangepi 5 OS : Debian bullseye 5.10.110

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MP4 videos encoded with H264 say "Video can't be played because the file is corrupt"

I routinely record short screencasts with Kazam, and I can't watch my own videos after posting them on sites like GitHub because Firefox says "Video can't be played becau… (மேலும் படிக்க)

I routinely record short screencasts with Kazam, and I can't watch my own videos after posting them on sites like GitHub because Firefox says "Video can't be played because the file is corrupt". Or for example when I upload them to sites like ezgif to convert them to a GIF, which works just fine because, well, the file is not corrupt. Other browsers like Chromium play them just fine.

Apparently the "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc" is properly enabled in my system. This has been happening to me for months or years, but only today I decided to open a thread here.

There are two things here:

1. Firefox can't play the file. I'm sure there's some sort of misconfiguration on my side, or bad defaults, or a missing plugin, or similar. 2. Firefox shows a misleading message. The file is not corrupt! The root cause is something else.

Any advice on how to fix the first one?

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Video stopped working

I upgraded Firefox to 109.0 on OpenSUSE Linux today as an update. Firefox no longer plays videos. Chrome is still playing the videos, so the codecs are on my machine. … (மேலும் படிக்க)

I upgraded Firefox to 109.0 on OpenSUSE Linux today as an update. Firefox no longer plays videos. Chrome is still playing the videos, so the codecs are on my machine. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Asked by jay.treiman 1 வருடத்திற்கு முன்பு

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Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu changes browser.opaqueResponseBlocking

Why does the Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu keep changing the value of browser.opaqueResponseBlocking away from the default and selected FALSE setting to TRUE? This make… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Why does the Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu keep changing the value of browser.opaqueResponseBlocking away from the default and selected FALSE setting to TRUE? This makes Firefox nearly unusable since the streaming video keeps being cut off when Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu keeps changing the value of browser.opaqueResponseBlocking randomly during use. Specifically this is the 116.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox snap for Ubuntu canonical-002 - 1.0 that is installed with Ubuntu 23.04. Please advise.

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Unicode Missing Characters

Expected: Firefox displaying all known Unicode characters. Result: Many characters missing. Failure page as an example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_poli… (மேலும் படிக்க)

Expected: Firefox displaying all known Unicode characters.

Result: Many characters missing.

Failure page as an example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religious_and_political_symbols_in_Unicode

Description: I tried going through a Unicode list Unicode list and the extensive set of characters displayed correctly. However, when reaching further into character sets as shown in the failure page page, many are missing which are not new.

  • "Repair encoding. . ." button was not active.
  • An encoding switch extension was not able to resolve the issue.
  • Troubleshooting mode did not show changes.
  • Switched fronts available such as Noto Sans and Roboto Sans without success. Possibly a font failure?

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Firefox does not read system proxy settings on Ubuntu linux

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: … (மேலும் படிக்க)

i am using latest firefox (106.0.5, snap) in ubuntu 22.10 64 bit. i have set ubuntu network setting to manual and have set socks proxy there (socks host: 127.0.0.1 port: 2345). while other browsers can connect through system socks proxy, firefox is unable to connect it. i have changed and tested different configs in firefox network menue but no one was helpful. i have also try to solve the problem using foxyproxy addins but it does not correct as expected. sometimes it connects and many time it does not. what is the firefox problem with socks proxy? how can i solve that? thx.

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Firefox forces https in address bar

FF keeps replacing http://mysite.domain.net:3344 with httpS://mysite.domain.net:3344 whatever I try to fix this behavior. Thing is that I own this server and there e… (மேலும் படிக்க)

FF keeps replacing

http://mysite.domain.net:3344 with httpS://mysite.domain.net:3344

whatever I try to fix this behavior. Thing is that I own this server and there ever was't any SSL implemented. I mean this - never.

Other browsers (Chromium, Chrome, Opera) don't take such a forcing action, website opens like a charm. Why FF thinks it knows better which URL I really want to open?

I already googled _a lot_ in order to find solution, but no one worked.

Setup: Debian 11 Mate no proxy and no separate "internet security" stuff on laptop (other browsers with default settings confirm that) FF 102.11.0 ESR 64 no addons (all switched off)

already tried: browser.urlbar.autoFill false browser.cache.check_doc_frequency 1 network.stricttransportsecurity.preloadlist false browser.fixup.fallback-to-https false dom.security.https_first false

What else I could do to stop this madness? Thank you in advance for any help

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