Firefox hangs Ubuntu 20.04

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but … (funda kabanzi)

After installing Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Clicking on Firefox or Thunderbird it hangs the computer and have to switch off the computer on main switch. Reinstall Mozilla once but no difference still hangs Ubuntu. Need help on this one Thank you

Asked by Lumaja 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by JustSecurity 57 imizuzu edlule

Visual Glitches and Distortions

I can't remember when it started, but one day tabs on my Firefox browser suddenly started having visual issues where textures or pictures would show up as a vibrant green… (funda kabanzi)

I can't remember when it started, but one day tabs on my Firefox browser suddenly started having visual issues where textures or pictures would show up as a vibrant green (more recently its begun highlighting some yellow as well). I've had similar problem in the past with videos instead, but I fixed that by updating my graphics card. This problem also affects text as well. Sometimes letters will be invisible, glitched beyond comprehension, or purple. I've tried turning off hardware acceleration, resetting Firefox to default, and completely uninstalling and reinstalling, but none of these have fixed it. I'll attach some images below. (this problem is specific to Firefox, Microsoft Edge works fine)

Asked by Ryan 8 amahora adlule

Last reply by strafy 1 ihora elidlule

How do I remove "Me" in the email headers

When I open an email, it says the email was sent to "Me." How can I change that to the account's name? I know I did this years ago, but forgot how. I think it was some ad… (funda kabanzi)

When I open an email, it says the email was sent to "Me." How can I change that to the account's name? I know I did this years ago, but forgot how. I think it was some addon called Delete Me or something like that. Please be gentle. I'll be 72 next month. LOL.

Oh, yeah - this is a new computer I've installed TB on, Win 10.

Thanks.

Asked by xyz10 1 ihora elidlule

Is Thunderbird (for Mac) still supported by Mozilla? Asking for an MS Outlook in OS Big Sur refugee THANK-YOU!

Is Thunderbird still supported by Mozilla? Been with MS Outlook for Mac & Windows for 30 years & IT'S TIME to move on. MS & Apple have always been an awkwar… (funda kabanzi)

Is Thunderbird still supported by Mozilla? Been with MS Outlook for Mac & Windows for 30 years & IT'S TIME to move on. MS & Apple have always been an awkward marriage where IMAP accounts from a 3rd party (Earthlink) are the unwanted step-children. I've adored Firefox since it was Netscape. Currently enduring Big Sur. Any hope here?

Asked by jeanniem 6 amahora adlule

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 ihora elidlule

Why is Firefox so Unstable?

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear d… (funda kabanzi)

With every update, Firefox becomes more and more unusable. It's been 20 minutes so far on this morning's session, but the tab won't open. And Options won't let me clear data as those tabs are dark. It's hard to be nice when I read these same complaints in forums all over the internet. It's only getting worse, and the recommendations are always the same -- clear your cache, remove extensions, blah, blah, blah. No, nothing works! It's time to blow it up and start over. Not to mention that it's always crashing or not responding. It's just about as useless as Edge and Chrome. What a pity. (Oh, I just noticed -- 27 minutes later -- that the Clear Cache tab is now active. Better late than never, I suppose.)

Asked by phonyaddress 4 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Wayne Mery 1 ihora elidlule

Firefox opening in the background on its own, on startup and consuming high amount of CPU

Every time I switch on my laptop, I found that it was heating up without opening anything. I open the task manager and I see that Firefox is running and using a huge amou… (funda kabanzi)

Every time I switch on my laptop, I found that it was heating up without opening anything. I open the task manager and I see that Firefox is running and using a huge amount of the CPU and apparently consuming a lot of the battery as well. Firefox is not there in my startup list. I have reinstalled and installed multiple times. I have tried changing toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. I have tried changing browser.tabs.remote.autostart to false.

If I do open Firefox now, without ending the task that is already running, and then close it later, it is still running in the background. Only way to stop this task running is to end task and I have to do it every time I switch on my Laptop.

I hope I have described the problem well, please let me know what other details I can provide. I am putting a screenshot of the task running as well. Thanks in advance

Asked by anupambhaskarb 3 amahora adlule

Last reply by strafy 1 ihora elidlule

Firefox keeps redirecting http to https, and I need to tell it not to for a specific site

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because acce… (funda kabanzi)

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because access is only allowed through a specific jump/gateway host that we have setup (this is very standard).

I used to be able to access this just fine with http://localhost:9200/_plugin/kibana But then ElasticSearch updated something to require that the 'HOST' header contain the original host, ie: search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Ok, no matter, I'll just add an entry to my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Now, I can curl just fine, and using Chrome works just fine too: http://search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com:9200/_plugin/kibana

But every time I try to use Firefox, it replaces the http with https, which obviously doesn't work because the tunnel is to port 80.


Yes, I realize that *.amazonaws.com is owned by Amazon and they have an SSL cert.

I have read a similar ticket, here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1209387 The acceptable answer in that ticket seemed to be to use a different domain for local development, which shouldn't be too hard to do, but in my case this is not a usable answer.

I should be able to override Firefox and tell it not to change a URL that I have put into it, at least for specific sites.

Asked by veqryn 2 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by garth4 1 ihora elidlule

Smartredirect.de

I haven't enjoyed the Firefox browser for a while. Whenever I click on a link, for example on google or other search engines, I am briefly directed to smartredirect.de an… (funda kabanzi)

I haven't enjoyed the Firefox browser for a while. Whenever I click on a link, for example on google or other search engines, I am briefly directed to smartredirect.de and then to the actual destination. I've tried a lot to solve the problem myself, Avast Brwoser Cleaner and Malwarebytes, but the programs haven't found anything. The page is listed in about: config and also another page to which I am rarely redirected. I'm absolutely sure that https://hskwq.com and http://www.smartredirect.de/ shouldn't be in about: config. I want to permanently remove both entries from about: config. How do I permanently delete something from about: config

Asked by Marty79 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Marty79 2 amahora adlule

can’t un-enable https-only mode

I am trying to un-enable HTTPS-only mode, but when I go to ‘Don’t enable HTTPS-only mode’ it already shows selected. So I shouldn’t be in HTTPS-only mode, but I am. … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to un-enable HTTPS-only mode, but when I go to ‘Don’t enable HTTPS-only mode’ it already shows selected. So I shouldn’t be in HTTPS-only mode, but I am.

Asked by tamnet 4 amahora adlule

Last reply by Kiki 2 amahora adlule

Using Facebook to sign into other sites

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into t… (funda kabanzi)

The websites that I use Facebook to login with won't let me login, I've tried closing and reopening the browser, refreshing the page, and deleting and signing back into the account, but nothing works. The browser Windows 7 desktop and the websites in question are Dailymotion, Viki Rakuten and We TV. I wonder if it was because I was using a Windows 7 machine, but other login sources like Google seem to work fine.

Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/ca Viki: https://www.viki.com/ We TV: https://wetv.vip/en

Asked by star_queen108 3 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 2 amahora adlule

Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back is not working

Hello, Apple Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back with one finger gesture is not working. Any idea if its disabled somewhere in FF settings? FF Version: 87.0 (64-bit) MacBook Pro … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

Apple Magic Mouse 2 Swipe to Back with one finger gesture is not working. Any idea if its disabled somewhere in FF settings?

FF Version: 87.0 (64-bit) MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) with macOS Mojave

Asked by awaistariq88 2 amahora adlule

Drag & Drop no longer works in email lists of Address Book

Using Thunderbird Version 78.9.1, on Windows 10 20H2. I can no longer drag/drop an email contact from "All Address Books," "Personal Address Book," or "Collected Addresse… (funda kabanzi)

Using Thunderbird Version 78.9.1, on Windows 10 20H2. I can no longer drag/drop an email contact from "All Address Books," "Personal Address Book," or "Collected Addresses," to any of my 12+ address lists. When I attempt to drag&drop, it places a duplicate contact in the source book instead of copying into the destination list. I'm not certain how long the problem has existed, the last time I needed to perform this task was about three months ago. I usually take upgrades as soon as they are offered.

Asked by fbeatty43 4 amahora adlule

Last reply by sfhowes 2 amahora adlule

Do I need facebook container with strict protection?

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I w… (funda kabanzi)

The strict protection mode in Firefox has been really great for me so far. My understanding is that it creates a separate "cookie jar" for each website. Knowing this, I was wondering if Facebook container is still needed to stop Facebook tracking. I never visit the Facebook website and I don't have a Facebook account. I also use Ublock and Privacy badger, if that makes a difference.

Asked by sebyjorge2018 11 amahora adlule

Last reply by strafy 3 amahora adlule

can’t un-enable https-only mode

I am trying to un-enable HTTPS-only mode, but when I go to ‘Don’t enable HTTPS-only mode’ it already shows selected. So I shouldn’t be in HTTPS-only mode, but I am. … (funda kabanzi)

I am trying to un-enable HTTPS-only mode, but when I go to ‘Don’t enable HTTPS-only mode’ it already shows selected. So I shouldn’t be in HTTPS-only mode, but I am.

Asked by tamnet 3 amahora adlule

404 when click link in webmail

Clicking a link in email from my insurance company always yields error 404, file not found. Saw notes from 2017 about removing all data about a domain but can not find a … (funda kabanzi)

Clicking a link in email from my insurance company always yields error 404, file not found. Saw notes from 2017 about removing all data about a domain but can not find a way to do that in current version. Clicked link today, 4/6/2021, got error "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found" This has been happening for a long time. I have cleared cookies and all data, removed & reinstalled Firefox, still same issue.

Asked by fbeatty43 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by fbeatty43 4 amahora adlule