• Kusonjululiwe

PDF Downloads

When I download PDFs on my MacBook using Firefox (currently 124.0.2 (64-bit)), they are always blank - I have attached a screen shot. But if I download the same PDF usin… (funda kabanzi)

When I download PDFs on my MacBook using Firefox (currently 124.0.2 (64-bit)), they are always blank - I have attached a screen shot.

But if I download the same PDF using Safari, it opens straightaway - 2nd screen shot.

Is there something I need to adjust in Firefox to allow PDFs to open?

Asked by tammymcminn 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Mouse-click + modifier key to open a link in private mode?

I'd like to be able to open a link in private mode by holding down some modifier key, then clicking on the link. There are many times that I want to open a link in privat… (funda kabanzi)

I'd like to be able to open a link in private mode by holding down some modifier key, then clicking on the link. There are many times that I want to open a link in private mode, and a keypress + click would be the quickest way to do it given that one hand typically remains at the keyboard while I use the mouse/trackpad.

I've even added a toolbar button to open a new private browsing window, then dragged and dropped a link onto the button, but that gets a circle with slash icon and nothing more.

Others have asked this question, so, to be clear, none of the following address my question: copying the link then opening the private browsing window & pasting the link, using a customized shortcut/bookmark, opening Firefox in private mode via command line, right-clicking the link then selecting "Open link in new private window".

Thanks for any advice and thank you, Mozilla, for Firefox!

Asked by TAP 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How to allow downloads of my photos from my phone

Not sure if this is a new 'feature' post-update but it's damn annoying. I was busily transferring some photos that I'd taken on my phone over to Firefox on my Mac. Wasn… (funda kabanzi)

Not sure if this is a new 'feature' post-update but it's damn annoying. I was busily transferring some photos that I'd taken on my phone over to Firefox on my Mac. Wasn't until I went to find them on the Mac where they would normally be and couldn't find them. Bit of digging, opening up the Download 'history' on Firefox and saw "File not downloaded: possible security risk".

I can see that I can disable this 'feature' but it seems to be a global "allow". Is there any way I can tell Firefox to allow any downloads from my devices on my network yet warn for potentially insecure downloads from the web?

TIA

Asked by countryman 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Why did my firefox profile jump from 120MB to 745MB suddenly?

The increase happened here: /storage/permanent/chrome/idb/3870112724rsegmnoittet-es.files/ 79 files taking 590MB created in 3 minutes, out of nowhere. Why were all these… (funda kabanzi)

The increase happened here: /storage/permanent/chrome/idb/3870112724rsegmnoittet-es.files/

79 files taking 590MB created in 3 minutes, out of nowhere. Why were all these large files created?

Using Linux Mint, Firefox 125.0.2

Asked by Tony 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Sync Not working

Sync just does NOT work. I installed FF on my Mac brand new and fresh... brand new machine. Signed into Sync. NOTHING. After 6-7 HOURS... nothing. It just gets NOTHING A… (funda kabanzi)

Sync just does NOT work. I installed FF on my Mac brand new and fresh... brand new machine. Signed into Sync. NOTHING. After 6-7 HOURS... nothing. It just gets NOTHING AT ALL from my Windows Desktop.

I've signed out of ALL Firefox/Mozilla sync sessions... signed in clean- all browsers are up to date. And the about:sync-log page shows a LONG streak of errors... NON STOP ERRORS.

Why?! Why can't we just sync extensions to install and bookmarks across machines? How is this that hard for Mozilla?!

The sync-log page list: File:error-sync-1714085057059.txt 6 KB 4/25/2024 17:44:17 File:error-sync-1714088658041.txt 18 KB 4/25/2024 18:44:18 File:error-sync-1714189161327.txt 6 KB 4/26/2024 22:39:21 File:error-sync-1714498425099.txt 13 KB 4/30/2024 12:33:45 File:error-sync-1714588968223.txt 10 KB 5/1/2024 13:42:48 File:error-sync-1714589121080.txt 9 KB 5/1/2024 13:45:21 File:error-sync-1714600674960.txt 7 KB 5/1/2024 16:57:55 File:error-sync-1714604277834.txt 24 KB 5/1/2024 17:57:57 File:error-sync-1714838021899.txt 24 KB 5/4/2024 10:53:41 File:error-sync-1714839602488.txt 11 KB 5/4/2024 11:20:02 File:error-sync-1714839613709.txt 10 KB 5/4/2024 11:20:13 File:error-sync-1714844303035.txt 16 KB 5/4/2024 12:38:23 File:error-sync-1714844919123.txt 15 KB 5/4/2024 12:48:39 File:error-sync-1714846872373.txt 17 KB 5/4/2024 13:21:12 File:error-sync-1714846956569.txt 12 KB 5/4/2024 13:22:36 File:error-sync-1714941772713.txt 15 KB 5/5/2024 15:42:52 File:error-sync-1714941774043.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:42:54 File:error-sync-1714941849730.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:44:09 File:error-sync-1714942633097.txt 14 KB 5/5/2024 15:57:13 File:error-sync-1714942674714.txt 48 KB 5/5/2024 15:57:54

Day after day and attempt after attempt of failures for a basic function of the browser.

Here is the text of the latest log and showing constant connection errors- mind you NOTHING is breaking on my internet as I'm often streaming things and watching stuff while surfing, or others in the house are. Our connection, and Firefox getting online, are all working fine. I am at a loss. I don't understand how this is so terribly broken out of the box that you can't just sign in and let it talk to their servers. I know Google has billions behind Chrome, but this shouldn't be so 1990's bad by comparison to Chrome sync.

1714081299909 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1714081300746 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714082945349 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714082945373 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "down". Offline?: false 1714082945373 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1714082945374 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=schedule) 1714085055761 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Woke from sleep. 1714085056643 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714085056786 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "up". Offline?: false 1714085056786 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link looks up. Syncing. 1714085056899 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Network link status changed to "changed". Offline?: false 1714085056902 Sync.Service DEBUG User-Agent: Firefox/125.0.2 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) FxSync/1.127.0.20240419144423.desktop 1714085056902 Sync.Service INFO Starting sync at 2024-04-25 17:44:16 in browser session V0xN5aUmAS9A 1714085056902 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Clearing sync triggers and the global score. 1714085056904 Sync.Status INFO Resetting Status. 1714085056904 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => success.status_ok 1714085056904 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG FxAccountsProfileClient: Requested profile 1714085056904 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1714085056905 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting sync key 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken enter 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts TRACE getCachedToken returning cached token 1714085056905 FirefoxAccounts DEBUG getOAuthToken returning a cached token 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager INFO Getting a sync token from: https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085056905 Sync.SyncAuthManager DEBUG Getting a token using OAuth 1714085056905 Services.Common.TokenServerClient DEBUG Beginning OAuth token exchange: https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085056906 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET request to https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 1714085057025 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://profile.accounts.firefox.com/v1/profile failed: 2152398878 - NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST 1714085057025 FirefoxAccounts ERROR Background refresh of profile failed: {"name":"FxAccountsProfileClientError","code":null,"errno":998,"error":"NETWORK_ERROR","message":"[Exception... \"NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST\" nsresult: \"0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)\" location: \"JS frame :: resource://services-common/rest.sys.mjs :: onStopRequest :: line 478\" data: no]"} 1714085057031 Services.Common.RESTRequest DEBUG GET https://token.services.mozilla.com/1.0/sync/1.5 failed: 2152398878 - NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST 1714085057031 Sync.SyncAuthManager ERROR Non-authentication error in _fetchTokenForUser: TokenServerClientNetworkError({"error":{}})(resource://services-common/tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:28:36) JS Stack trace: TokenServerClientNetworkError@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:51:16 _tokenServerExchangeRequest@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:235:13 1714085057031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.login: success.login => error.login.reason.network 1714085057031 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: success.status_ok => error.login.failed 1714085057031 Sync.SyncAuthManager ERROR Failed to fetch a token for authentication: TokenServerClientNetworkError({"error":{}})(resource://services-common/tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:28:36) JS Stack trace: TokenServerClientNetworkError@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:51:16 _tokenServerExchangeRequest@tokenserverclient.sys.mjs:235:13 1714085057032 FirefoxAccounts TRACE not checking freshness of profile as it remains recent 1714085057055 Sync.Resource WARN GET request to https://sync-1-us-west1-g.sync.services.mozilla.com/1.5/209631697/info/collections failed: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1714085057056 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.sync: success.sync => error.login.reason.network 1714085057056 Sync.Status DEBUG Status.service: error.login.failed => error.sync.failed 1714085057056 Sync.ErrorHandler ERROR Sync encountered an error: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available 1714085057056 Sync.SyncScheduler DEBUG Next sync in 3600000 ms. (why=reschedule) 1714085057057 Sync.Telemetry INFO Early submission of sync telemetry due to changed IDs/NodeType 1714085057059 Sync.Service DEBUG Exception calling anonymous function: [Exception... "The lookup of the hostname failed" nsresult: "0x804b001e (NS_ERROR_UNKNOWN_HOST)" location: "<unknown>" data: no] No traceback available

Asked by Zor 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 isonto elidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Taking webpage screenshot from command line

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive. … (funda kabanzi)

Hi. i have no results while doing this: https://dpaste.com/FTXPQ46ZL# No error, no screenshot. "Screenshot" flags in default state, about:policies - inactive.

Asked by qwertikator 1 isonto elidlule

Answered by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

"Failed to check for updates" et al

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v… (funda kabanzi)

Hey, so, I've seen this question a couple times when I searched, but (a) there didn't seem to be any solution and (b) they were all regarding Macs and I'm on Windows 11 v 23H2. I keep getting bubbles saying that Firefox wasn't able to check for updates- not that it couldn't download or install updates, but it couldn't search for one. I also did the "about Firefox" thing and it gives me the same message. Both of these have been going on for a couple days and I have attempted restarting Firefox multiple times and did a manual update [125.0.1 (64-bit)] just in case there was a problem there. Now, I've tried the tips from the other threads (turning off the proxy, checking any anti-update policies, and checking the add.update.url in the config settings) with no luck. So in an effort to either bump the question or get any Windows oriented answers... Thanks muchly

Asked by xheavenlybodiesx 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by NoahSUMO 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How to get "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" spelled out on top of page rather than Star icon

I just got a new computer and had my info transferred. It is probably the latest version of Firefox on the new computer now. On the previous version it seems like Favor… (funda kabanzi)

I just got a new computer and had my info transferred. It is probably the latest version of Firefox on the new computer now. On the previous version it seems like Favorites was spelled out toward the top of the page on the left hand side. I see now it is just a star icon. Is there any way to get it the way it used to be? I'm sure I will get used to it the new way, but I still liked it the other way. Thanks

Asked by Larry/Nancy Jones 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Video without sound on some sites but work on another

I have: 125.0 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0 Video on Facebook plays without sound. The video plays, I see the image normally, but no sound. Video … (funda kabanzi)

I have:

125.0 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Video on Facebook plays without sound. The video plays, I see the image normally, but no sound. Video on Youtube works perfectly.

Fresh install without addons or plugins. Switching to "Troubleshoot mode" does not change anything. Youtube with sound, Facebook without sound.

Any ideas where to look?

Asked by George Brink 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Security Concerns: Saved forms (across VMs) and password (after clearing all history).

v155.9.1esr Debian 12 I'm testing different Debian 12 on multiple VMs, it came to my surprise to see that my VPN hash I used on a website the day before was saved by Fir… (funda kabanzi)

v155.9.1esr Debian 12

I'm testing different Debian 12 on multiple VMs, it came to my surprise to see that my VPN hash I used on a website the day before was saved by Firefox on the new VM.

The Sync was on but then which one saved my form (hash)?

  1. Numbered list item Logins & Passwords ? note: The hash was not a login but a form. If Firefox saves all the form, you should explicitly rename Logins by any forms/inputs.
  2. Numbered list item History? note: I hope this is only URLs.

If Firefox is savings "forms" (input fields) not just "logins" then it should be explicitly written. Is it an expected behavior?

Asked by debvmtesting 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by cor-el 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Simple capcha hanging

Hi, On several site like this one: https://www.iqglassuk.com/contact/113/ Clicking on the "I am not a robot" box (no complicated challenge) shows a permanent revolving… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

On several site like this one:

https://www.iqglassuk.com/contact/113/

Clicking on the "I am not a robot" box (no complicated challenge) shows a permanent revolving wheel.

That happens also in safe mode, but not with Chrome.

I am using FF Developer 126.0b8 (64-bit).

Thanks.

Asked by Bob4K 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by TyDraniu 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Error message when I try to access gmail.

For the last several days I cannot access my gmail on my PC with firefox. I keep getting an error message that says: "We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unava… (funda kabanzi)

For the last several days I cannot access my gmail on my PC with firefox. I keep getting an error message that says:

"We’re sorry, but your account is temporarily unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience and suggest trying again in a few minutes. You can view the Google Workspace Status Dashboard for the current status of the service.

If the issue persists, please visit the Help Center »

Try Again Sign Out"

I keep trying, but to no avail. Gmail works with Chrome on my PC. How can I fix this?

Asked by Cecilia Knoblauch 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 inyanga edlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Incorrect file format

It has been observed that when a user uses the Firefox browser and tries to download a DDD file, the file format is .pdf instead of .ddd. In the devtools, it was observed… (funda kabanzi)

It has been observed that when a user uses the Firefox browser and tries to download a DDD file, the file format is .pdf instead of .ddd. In the devtools, it was observed that the content-type is text/plain in the response to the request. I changed the content-type to application/octet-stream, but the error still persists

Asked by Borys Krasko 1 inyanga edlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

الشريط دا بيضهر على طول اول ما بفتح صفحة جوجل .... جربت امسح بيانات فا اتشالت وبعدين لما قفلت البرنامج وفتحته تاني رجعت تاني . برجاء الرد في الرع وقت

الشريط دا بيضهر على طول اول ما بفتح صفحة جوجل .... جربت امسح بيانات فا اتشالت وبعدين لما قفلت البرنامج وفتحته تاني رجعت تاني . برجاء الرد في الرع وقت

Asked by Moamen khaled X106 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by Moamen khaled X106 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How to force firefox to start as specific height width?

hi i just got firefox setup just as i want so dont want to reset it. yes i have used arkenfox to beef up pivacy. only problem is i assume fingerprint disabling has made… (funda kabanzi)

hi

i just got firefox setup just as i want so dont want to reset it. yes i have used arkenfox to beef up pivacy.

only problem is i assume fingerprint disabling has made the window size like tor browser.

is there a way via the shortcut to "c:\mozilla\firefox\firefox.exe" -height 1024 -width 1600

does not work

"c:\mozilla\firefox\firefox.exe" -height 1024 -width 1600 -P default

does not work

how do i fix this? using this method? as i would prefer to do this way

alternatively prefs.js / is there a way to do it there?

simple step by step instructions please

your time and help is appreciated.

thx

Asked by doop23 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Would like to change from current version to 124.0.2

I just got a new to me computer and it has Firefox 125.0.3 (64bit) but I was more comfortable with what I had Version 124.0.2 (64 bit). What would be the downside of cha… (funda kabanzi)

I just got a new to me computer and it has Firefox 125.0.3 (64bit) but I was more comfortable with what I had Version 124.0.2 (64 bit). What would be the downside of changing to what I had? I just use it for home use and browsing. How would I go about making that change. I'm not to knowledgeable about computer language and stuff. Thanks, Larry

Asked by Larry/Nancy Jones 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by Larry/Nancy Jones 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Setting Startpage as search engine

What's the best way to set up Startpage private search in Firefox? Should I manually change the settings or install the extension? Also, it seems like Firefox could impro… (funda kabanzi)

What's the best way to set up Startpage private search in Firefox? Should I manually change the settings or install the extension? Also, it seems like Firefox could improve the process for us.

Asked by gregcane90 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Lost bookmarks

A couple of months ago, I suddenly lost all my saved bookmarks, plus the ones on my toolbar. Strange thing is, all the folders and sub-folders I created are still there, … (funda kabanzi)

A couple of months ago, I suddenly lost all my saved bookmarks, plus the ones on my toolbar. Strange thing is, all the folders and sub-folders I created are still there, they're just all empty.

Can I get them back somehow? I've been collecting them for years so can't replace them all!

Firefox 125.2 iMac OS x10.15

Asked by amanda52 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe
  • Ikhiyiwe

English

Bulleted list itemI understand! You're asking how to use Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Here are some basic steps to get you started: Mozilla Firefox: 1. Download and in… (funda kabanzi)

  • Bulleted list itemI understand! You're asking how to use Mozilla Firefox or Safari. Here are some basic steps to get you started:

Mozilla Firefox:

1. Download and install Firefox from the official website. 2. Open Firefox and set your default search engine and homepage. 3. Use the address bar to enter URLs or search queries. 4. Explore the toolbar for bookmarks, history, and extensions. 5. Customize Firefox with themes, add-ons, and settings.

Safari:

1. Open Safari on your Apple device (it comes pre-installed). 2. Use the address bar to enter URLs or search queries. 3. Explore the toolbar for bookmarks, history, and sharing options. 4. Customize Safari with extensions, settings, and privacy features. 5. Use iCloud to sync bookmarks and history across devices.

If you have specific questions or need further assistance, feel free to ask!

Asked by Hamza Hm 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by Hamza Hm 2 emasontweni adlule