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Firefox won't start after updating. How to restore the previous version without losing profile data?

Firefox won't start after updating to version 123.0 on Ubuntu OS. At the same time, no errors will appear, and there is also no specific crash report that would help und… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox won't start after updating to version 123.0 on Ubuntu OS.

At the same time, no errors will appear, and there is also no specific crash report that would help understand the reason.

How to restore the previous version without losing profile data?

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Cursor size

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. Ho… (funda kabanzi)

I'm using Firefox Version 98.0.2 on Ubuntu 21.10 with Wayland and Gnome 40.4.0. I choose a larger cursor size from Ubuntu's Settings->Accessibility->Cursor Size. However, in Firefox the cursor always displayed in the smallest size.

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Reinstalled firefox and lost all bookmarks history and passwords

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very… (funda kabanzi)

Reinstalled Firefox on Ubuntu 20 and signed back into my Firefox account and I don't have any of my passwords, bookmarks or extensions, I'm extremely upset - there's very important info I lost!

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Drag and drop tab to bookmarks toolbar not working

When I want to drag and drop a tab into a folder of the bookmark toolbars, I can't do it for some folders. Specifically, it doesn't work for folders that are somewhat in… (funda kabanzi)

When I want to drag and drop a tab into a folder of the bookmark toolbars, I can't do it for some folders.

Specifically, it doesn't work for folders that are somewhat in the area of the tab preview animation that pops up when I start dragging the tab. So that is not the same folders every time, it depends on the tab location in the tab bar.

I hope that the explanation was clear enough, I did a screen record also, made it available here https://ufile.io/pikit6xo (335 kB).

Do someone had a similar issue and found a solution?

I'm in troubleshooting mode. Firefox 100, just updated, but bug was there before. Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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how do I work with attachments in unbuntu?

how do I work with attachments in unbuntu? it greys out when trying to upload any attachments in gmail and outlook. I am new and cant find unbuntu help on latest update… (funda kabanzi)

how do I work with attachments in unbuntu? it greys out when trying to upload any attachments in gmail and outlook. I am new and cant find unbuntu help on latest update.

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If new private window opened, sound output playback is suddenly distorted through processor speakers or headphones

Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS on AMD® Ryzen 3 pro 3200g 64bit processor. Firefox Web Browser version 100.0.2 (64-bit) The method I can reproduce sound distortion: … (funda kabanzi)

Operating System Ubuntu 20.04.4LTS on AMD® Ryzen 3 pro 3200g 64bit processor. Firefox Web Browser version 100.0.2 (64-bit)

The method I can reproduce sound distortion:

I have clear sound playback through both system HDMI speakers or if earphones are plugged in, verified using the Ubuntu Sound Output test left/right (without distortion)

Then if I open a normal Firefox window and listen to YouTube video for example I have no distortion, if I however open I private window, say to access training material on Microchip University site I suddenly have distorted playback.

Please advise why private window opened suddenly distorts my output sound. Sound suspicious.

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How to open local files in Firefox 100 snap?

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox. It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and ru… (funda kabanzi)

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04 which is using the snap package of Firefox.

It seems that I cannot open local files in the /tmp directory. When I place a test.html file there and run `firefox /tmp/test.html`, it returns a file not found error. Why?

I don't have the problem with files in my home directory.

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Failed to login to sync, message in red "The operation was aborted. "

After a reinstallation of FIREFOX, it failed to login to sync with Firefox. My account and password input are correct. And I can login to my accout with Chrome (https://a… (funda kabanzi)

After a reinstallation of FIREFOX, it failed to login to sync with Firefox. My account and password input are correct. And I can login to my accout with Chrome (https://accounts.firefox.com/).

my OS: ubuntu 18.04 firefox version: 100.0.2

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Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox (snap) crashes on Ctrl+S

A lot of times while coding I press Ctrl+S to save Visual Studio Code and update live server (while watching on firefox the result). The problem is that when I'm focused … (funda kabanzi)

A lot of times while coding I press Ctrl+S to save Visual Studio Code and update live server (while watching on firefox the result). The problem is that when I'm focused on Firefox Ctrl+S pops up the Save Page window and (if I held Ctrl+S for more than a split second) it crashes (probably due to multiple popups becoming unresponsive). The mouse can't click to cancel the pop ups for saving the page nor interact it. I have to kill the firefox process and restart it. I've been looking into disabling Ctrl+S shortcut in Firefox with no success (extensions are deprecated or require too many permissions I'm not comfortable with).

Would someone help me to disable Ctrl+S or enlighten me on how to not have firefox crash every time I accidentally press Ctrl+S?

Thanks!

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tab history & Google search

Clicking the back button does not usually take me back to Google search results. When I do a Google search and click on one of the resulting links, it's often (but not al… (funda kabanzi)

Clicking the back button does not usually take me back to Google search results. When I do a Google search and click on one of the resulting links, it's often (but not always, oddly enough) as if I've opened the link in a new tab with no browsing history. I can continue to click on links and build the tab's history, but the oldest url in the tab history is the one I got to after the Google search results page. To get to the Google page, I have to open my full browsing history.

If it's just my problem, I'll just keep doing that, but I appreciate any ideas. Maybe it's how Google redirects? Is there a setting that could affect this? Some of my settings are inherited from Ubuntu Studio.

Thanks.

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Bookmarks not syncing: Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences

Hi - I'm signed into firefox sync on two different computers, both running Ubuntu 20.04. I can tell that they're connected to the same account because I can see the othe… (funda kabanzi)

Hi - I'm signed into firefox sync on two different computers, both running Ubuntu 20.04. I can tell that they're connected to the same account because I can see the other computer in the list for "Send tab to device".

However, the bookmarks aren't syncing - one computer has the full set, the other (newly set up) computer still has the default bookmarks.

When I check `about:sync-log`, I see these lines:

``` 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of prefs - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of passwords - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of tabs - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of bookmarks - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of addons - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of forms - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of history - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping check of extension-storage - disabled via preferences 1654551773179 Sync.Doctor INFO Skipping validation: no engines qualify 1654551773179 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => success.sync 1654551773179 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1654551773180 Sync.Synchronizer INFO Sync completed at 2022-06-06 14:42:53 after 1.48 secs. ```

That is, it seems to think that bookmark syncing is disabled - however, I have bookmark syncing enabled, as you can see in the attached screenshot.

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Cant open firefox after Ubuntu update

When I open Firefox through the GUI nothing happens. It acts as if I never tried to open it. When I attempt to open it via the CLI I get: joshua@joshua-Z390-AORUS-PRO-… (funda kabanzi)

When I open Firefox through the GUI nothing happens. It acts as if I never tried to open it.

When I attempt to open it via the CLI I get:

joshua@joshua-Z390-AORUS-PRO-WIFI:~$ firefox /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 52: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied sed: can't read /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 261: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.dirs: Permission denied cp: cannot open '/home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.locale' for reading: Permission denied /snap/firefox/1443/snap/command-chain/desktop-launch: line 266: /home/joshua/.config/user-dirs.locale: Permission denied Error: cannot open display: :0


For context: Ubuntu: 22.04 LTS


The update that I ran was simply generic system updates through the app store. Notably though it was the snap store not the ubuntu software store. Don't know if that matters.


Any ideas? Thanks a million!

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Focus/raise window when opening a new tab

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window. If this behavior is abnormal, no… (funda kabanzi)

When opening a new tab externally, e.g. via `firefox --new-tab <url>` or `xdg-open <url>`, Firefox doesn't raise its window.

If this behavior is abnormal, note that I'm using KDE on Wayland (Ubuntu 22.04) with "Focus stealing prevention" off. If it's normal behavior, is there a way to change it?

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firefox can't save files on my google drive with ubuntu 22.04

Good afternoon. I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 22.04 in my system. I use Firefox, to navigate, study and download diverse things, including work files. When I trie… (funda kabanzi)

Good afternoon. I just made a clean install of Ubuntu 22.04 in my system. I use Firefox, to navigate, study and download diverse things, including work files. When I tried to download those files in my google drive, it shows me the folder which I will use, everything right, but when I hit "Save", nothing happens. Do you know which is the problem? I can access drive from "files" from Ubuntu without problem, upload and download files... Thanks in advance.

Orlando

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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 … (funda kabanzi)

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"

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Blank pdfs

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely … (funda kabanzi)

For some reason, whenever I load a pdf from within Firefox, I get a new tab with the regular toolbar displayed on top of pdf files, but the document itself is completely blank (see attached screenshot). This issue just started today and I assume it was a result of an update, since I don't recall making any changes to my settings (I'm using Firefox 101.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04).

I've tried opening multiple files from a variety of sites with the same result. All of them open fine using my system's pdf viewer, as well as from within Chromium. I've tried disabling my plugins, putting Firefox into safe mode and resetting all the handlers, to no avail. Any help would be much appreciated.

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Recover deleted download

I accident clicked delete download when from my downloads list in firefox and I can't find it anywhere on my computer? Does anyone now how I restore this file to save the… (funda kabanzi)

I accident clicked delete download when from my downloads list in firefox and I can't find it anywhere on my computer? Does anyone now how I restore this file to save the time having to re download it? I am using Ubuntu.

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Load temporary add-on button not displaying popup

I'm trying to load a temporary add-on on my browser, but when I click the button "Load temporary add-on", nothing show up. I tried to look for errors in the console or d… (funda kabanzi)

I'm trying to load a temporary add-on on my browser, but when I click the button "Load temporary add-on", nothing show up.

I tried to look for errors in the console or debugging tool, but nothing. With snap, I removed with the purge option my Firefox and install it again, but the issue still appears.

Some technical details: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Firefox version 101.0.1 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox Snap for Ubuntu canonical-002 - 1.0

Asked by rothan.benjamin 1 unyaka odlule

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wxmaxima help that uses firefox cannot find the on disk html help files

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message… (funda kabanzi)

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message:

File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/maxima/5.45.1/doc/html/maxima_singlepage.html#g_t_0025.

But this is a valid path with user access permissions and the file maxima_singlepage.html exists and has user read permissions.

So what is firefox doing in looking for this file?

I have used the ms windows 10 version of wxmaxima and the firefox help works perfectly.

Asked by stuartk54 1 unyaka odlule

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Reproducable crash in ubuntu 20.04 from Firefox 102.0 64-bit

Steps to re-create: create a new campagin attempt to change the display image using the hover-button over the image on the page. What happens: I click the "change image"… (funda kabanzi)

Steps to re-create: create a new campagin attempt to change the display image using the hover-button over the image on the page.

What happens: I click the "change image" button, it gives me the os file picker. I select the file i want and click open and the file picker goes away. The "progress" bar at the top of the image shows up, changes through several states it seems. Then all screens freeze, and the computer stops responding to all output.

Supplemental info: This started happening after an update from ubuntu 18.04 lts to 21 to 22.04 lts. So I know I was not using a flatpak before and I am now.

I've attempted to use strace to figure out what's happening at the time of the freeze I'll include a picture of that if this form does not cause my entire pc to freeze. But didn't really get any useful info from that. I tried reading dmesg at the time of the crash but so far the screen freezes before any relevent information pops up. I've not been able to find any logs about whats going in previous dmesg logs.

Troubleshooting steps: I've attempted the same procedure in firefox's safe mode. This does not seem to stop the crash. I've attempted the same procedure using chrome and this works as it should.

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