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Firefox thinks I'm still in a country I left a week ago

I recently traveled to Australia for two weeks. While there, I used my mac laptop (with Firefox as my primary browser) on a mix of both wifi-without-VPN and hotel wifi wi… (funda kabanzi)

I recently traveled to Australia for two weeks. While there, I used my mac laptop (with Firefox as my primary browser) on a mix of both wifi-without-VPN and hotel wifi with a VPN back to my home network activated.

I have been back home for more than a week. Other browsers on the same laptop as well as other devices (like my phone) that I took with me on the trip correctly reflect my location (east coast, USA). However, Firefox stubbornly insists that I am still in Australia. The net effect of this has been to break my access to YouTubeTV, which is not available in Australia.

I have tried: - Logging fully out of my google account on firefox and logging back in (at which point the 2FA prompt on my phone says I'm trying to log back in from Australia) - Deleting all cookies, cache and website data - Fully uninstalling Firefox, including deleting the Firefox folder in ApplicationSupport

None of these have had any effect.

Within YouTubeTV, I can force an update to my location, which will temporarily reflect correctly that I am in the US. But it still won't let me play anything if I'm using Firefox, and within Firefox, will soon revert to location unknown. Other browsers on this laptop, and other devices, work fine.

I am at my wit's end. Please advise.

Asked by ffhaphl 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Company Logos in Google SERP Have a Gradient applied to them?

Hello, Why does Firefox (121.0.1 (64-bit) macOS 14.2.1 anyways) apply a gradient color overlay to the Business Logos in Google SERPs? I.e., typically the website's Favic… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, Why does Firefox (121.0.1 (64-bit) macOS 14.2.1 anyways) apply a gradient color overlay to the Business Logos in Google SERPs?

I.e., typically the website's Favicon is pulled or an image written into Schema data to display the company logo next to the search result excerpt. But lately, and apparently only in FF, the logos are discolored by some kind of overlay?

Please see attached comparison between Chrome and FF. Chrome displays the logos unaltered, and FF displays them with this crazy obnoxious overlay/ color correction.

As far as I can tell, this is coming from FF as I don't see it in any other browsers/ devices. Chrome, FF Developer Edition, MS Edge, and Safari do not alter the logo colors.

Is there anyway to request the Mozilla FF stop doing this? I can't possibly begin to imagine how this is helpful in anyway to users... but of course I'm open to hearing any logic behind this decision, if in fact this is coming from FF.

Thank you all for your time and help!

Asked by muzzle 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 5 izinyanga ezidlule

The ultimate message about the damn X button to close tabs, for Firefox's UX Desdainers, and for our hero Cor-El.

Hi. This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends. Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet sin… (funda kabanzi)

Hi.

This message has three sections: little background, little rant, and little help from my friends.


Little background: I use PCs since Commodore 64, and internet since dial-up modems. Apart for some curiosity attempts with other browsers, I always used Firefox. Back then you either could do some DIY or you were done for. So, I am not a noob. And yet I am not a programmer, and do not have to damn be in order to use a damn internet browser. I have no words to express how negatively the choice of changing the behavior of the X button, to make it disappear when a certain amount of tabs are open, affects my user experience with Firefox. I tolerated it version after version. Found mentions of about:config tweaks which never worked. Found mentions to css codes which seemed so complicated that I just gave up (I also don't have much capacity for such things atm). I was ready to get rid of Firefox today after all this time of being loyal. I would have, if it was not for Cor-El. (Cor-El you can put this testimonial on your website if you'll ever start a consulting business).


Little rant: I SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH HATE bad UX Design! And the FIRST definition of bad UX Design is when a designer imposes their own tastes and preferences on the users, or makes assumptions (based on their own usage) about how users would do things. I don't give the lesser s... if Firefox's UX Designers usually only have few tabs open, or don't mind clicking on a tab to make the damn X button appear, or would gladly abandon their beloved ergonomic mouse to buy a standard one with a mid button just to close tabs, of whatever the f... was going on in their minds when they decided to remove such an ESSENTIAL FEATURE!!! This change is WRONG! Nobody asked for it, nobody wants it, nobody likes it. The X button was not disturbing anybody. WHY must we tweak some f... about:config setting or ask in this Community for some css code to get back what should have never been removed!!!??? DO YOUR JOB, which is to make OUR user experience better, OUR, not yours!!!


Little help from my friends: After quick searches over a long time where I couldn't dedicate more resources to this, I came here determined to dig deep to find a solution. And I've found a few posts with answers from Cor-El. I followed his instructions in THIS post to configure a css file with the code that he provided in THIS other post (because I thought I didn't want the delay offered by the code he provided in the former post). Problem solved.

Now a question for Cor-El: Is it just me or the solution with the two browser.tabs settings does not work? It's the first thing I tried. I went from 50/50 to 200/200 to see if size matters. But no chance. Maybe there is another setting that must be activated for these to have effect? Or was their effect on the X button removed in newer Firefox versions (like the UX Destroyers really hate us)? Btw, I wanted to see how the delay thing would work, so I tried the code you gave in the first post, and it didn't have any effect. Whereas the code you modified for a guy in THIS post works perfectly. What could be the reason?

And 2 requests: - can you make some guide or pinned post about this, where you put together the info you gave in different posts? Something with your super easy instructions how to create a css file, and the two codes (with and without delay). And if the browser.tabs solution can still work, that too. All info in one single place, easy to find. - can you point me to a (possibly ADHS friendly) resource to more css codes for other useful tweaks, and to an explanation of what all about:config settings do? I like to tweak things to my needs. But I get overwhelmed if I have to read through tons of material. Thanks :)



Bonus Material, Little Rant part 2: It's good and nice that people help each other and I am thankful, but it does not need to come to this. Sure, I've read that the (ridiculous) reason behind the choice of making the X button disappear was to avoid accidental closure of tabs. But WHY taking for granted that we are some !diots who can't even use a mouse properly? And even if it happens once, we can still go to the damn "recently closed tabs"! But no, they had to remove the X button for all of us, to prevent a bunch of !%#@! from maybe sometime accidentally closing a tab. Why not just adding an option in the settings (NOT in some hidden "about:config") to let us choose if we want to have the damn button or not? Btw, a lot of these about:config tweaks are really useful and not dangerous at all and should imo be included in the normal settings. Keeping things simple and tidy does NOT mean reducing options. Unless you're Apple.

Please God-zilla let these [censored content] UX Designers read this post.


Amen and happy new Xear.

Asked by AlternativeTotal2211 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Prevented access to website

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is blocking/preventing me from visiting a website even though it is secure but Firefox does not recognize the certificate issuer. How do I get around this? Thank you.

Asked by cagey.k 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Keep getting this in firefox

Trojan:HTML/Phish!pz file: \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy15\Users\Dean\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lamkcbc.default-release\cache2\entries\007C6A02D270A6BD3D… (funda kabanzi)

Trojan:HTML/Phish!pz file: \Device\HarddiskVolumeShadowCopy15\Users\Dean\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\2lamkcbc.default-release\cache2\entries\007C6A02D270A6BD3D63FB53453745ADFB1CD69A

Asked by deanvowles 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Bunker 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Always ask you where to save files is broken and uselesss

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly. Checkin… (funda kabanzi)

Despite reading almost 100 questions about this exact issue asked for years, there still seems to be no answer, and no fix to get this function to work properly.

Checking the box should completely remove the drop box for location, and the entire point is that it should ask you where to save every file,instead of defaulting.

Asked by chadwitk 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Odd banner of script on different webpages

There has been this odd banner of scripts on certain web pages for a while now and I'm not sure what it is or how to stop it. I don't know what the problem could be. … (funda kabanzi)

There has been this odd banner of scripts on certain web pages for a while now and I'm not sure what it is or how to stop it. I don't know what the problem could be.

Asked by k_tu 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Rasimore Fashions 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Cloud-based database issues with Mozilla

Our office uses a cloud-based database. Mozilla won't allow me to "check" boxes to do database searches for specific things. Google works fine, Edge works fine, but not M… (funda kabanzi)

Our office uses a cloud-based database. Mozilla won't allow me to "check" boxes to do database searches for specific things. Google works fine, Edge works fine, but not Mozilla. Any ideas on how to fix this would be appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by lwelcome 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Icoud site not working

Hi, I cannot logon to icloud using Firefox (since 3 days) on my windows pc. It normally works fine I can logon on using the mobile firefox browser and I can logon using… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I cannot logon to icloud using Firefox (since 3 days) on my windows pc. It normally works fine

I can logon on using the mobile firefox browser and I can logon using Edge. However, I don't want to use Edge

I use a VPN (including browser extension) but I haven't had a problem before

Thanks

Jonathan

Asked by jonathanlynchkelly 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Reddit moderation message centre not displaying messages

In my ongoing battles with Firefox which no longer offers a painless way to use the internet, in Reddit's moderation page, messages are flashed up for a frame and then di… (funda kabanzi)

In my ongoing battles with Firefox which no longer offers a painless way to use the internet, in Reddit's moderation page, messages are flashed up for a frame and then disappear and I'm told there's nothing to display. However, in Chrome this page shows the messages and I can use the page correctly.

Anyone else having this trouble?

Asked by dg.coombes 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Strange error on My.Nintendo.com

I encounter this error only on my.nintendo.com. However nobody else I know encounters this (even using Firefox) and I do not encounter it on Edge browser. When I open th… (funda kabanzi)

I encounter this error only on my.nintendo.com. However nobody else I know encounters this (even using Firefox) and I do not encounter it on Edge browser.

When I open the site it stays for a few seconds, then loads an error page. Then this error page reloads itself every few seconds. I tried to include some Inspect tool details. Before a 404 error there are 303 and 302 responses. I live near my friends who do not have this issue (same ISP too) so it's not a regional issue. In the screenshots the four (and two more further down) red GETs below are all "304 Not Modified" status'd

I'm not sure what type of info I can dump from the browser or how, to help diagnose this. I'm on Windows 11 (though I was having this isue on my dual-booted Linux install too), on version 121.0.1 (see screenshot of About Firefox for more?)

Thank you for your time reading my post, please help me report this with more details.

Asked by nathan.zan6037 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by James 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox 11+ memory leak

3 tabs open, left firefox idle on pc and walked away for an hour. Came back, system barely responsive, managed to grab a screenshot. This happens every single day. If I l… (funda kabanzi)

3 tabs open, left firefox idle on pc and walked away for an hour. Came back, system barely responsive, managed to grab a screenshot. This happens every single day. If I leave firefox idle, or in background for any amount of time, it eats up all the ram and the system grinds to a halt and crashes. Can't get logs, or use profiler. This happens every single day, multiple times per day and only when firefox is in background or pc is idle. I don't use more than 3-4 tabs, this happens on random websites, sometimes even when no websites are open. I can literally open firefox with no tabs and let it sit idle and same thing happens.

Asked by danik9753 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Unwanted font resizing

Hello! Having happily used Firefox for many years, I'm now finding two related issues: 1) Firefox is automatically increasing the font size on webpages (not all webpages… (funda kabanzi)

Hello! Having happily used Firefox for many years, I'm now finding two related issues:

1) Firefox is automatically increasing the font size on webpages (not all webpages, but many, inc. Google searches, Amazon, the Guardian). I have to refresh the page to get it back down to regular size. For example: I do a Google search; click on a link; return to the Google search, and at that point the text jumps larger. It keeps getting larger until I refresh, when the process starts again.

2) My Yahoo mail is unreadable in Firefox. The text is either too big or unreadably small - even within the same email. For example: I open an email that is a response to one I sent; the text of my original email is really large, and the text of the response is really small (like, 5 points or less).

I can't think of anything that I did that acted as a trigger for these problems. My Firefox is up to date. I'm using a Mac, and running Ventura 13.4; I recently upgraded from Monterey and had both these issues on Monterey and on Ventura.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Asked by roberts_jo 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

multiple background processes created when live streaming

Hello Mozilla Support, Since 2 upgrades ago, anytime I try to watch a livestream, my browser slows right down and then crashes. I don't care why its happening, I just w… (funda kabanzi)

Hello Mozilla Support,

Since 2 upgrades ago, anytime I try to watch a livestream, my browser slows right down and then crashes.

I don't care why its happening, I just want a definitive fix for the issue.

I'm so aggrieved at this happening constantly, if you cannot provide a firm resolution to this issue, i will simply move to another browser.

I've tried your about:config setting restart to false and other fixes but still keeps happening.

I await your reply.

With Regards,

Mark

Asked by Mark Robinson 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by zeroknight 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (funda kabanzi)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Terry 3 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox shows garbled text since 121.0

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too. I tried downgrading back to… (funda kabanzi)

Ever since the last update the browser's font has been garbled (tabs, address bar, settings page, etc). Some websites show this problem too.

I tried downgrading back to 119 and it displays fine. I was force updated back to 121 and it's broken again.

Asked by dale 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Not showing Disquis Comments and Blogs when visiting virtueonline.org

When I visit the web site virtueonline.org using Firefox browser, the Disqus comment section does not appear below articles on the site. Sometimes, when I go in and out … (funda kabanzi)

When I visit the web site virtueonline.org using Firefox browser, the Disqus comment section does not appear below articles on the site. Sometimes, when I go in and out of the article, the Disqus comment section will appear, but not always. When I use Microsoft Edge, the Disqus comment sections appear.

Asked by Roy Quick 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 inyanga edlule

Firefox and Chrome causing each other to crash

This doesn't happen every time, but certainly more frequently than it should. Is there anything that can be done about this. Is this about competing for resources. Max… (funda kabanzi)

This doesn't happen every time, but certainly more frequently than it should. Is there anything that can be done about this. Is this about competing for resources. Maxing out the CPU?

Just now occurred. Firefox closed shortly after opening Chrome. No crash notification. Then, Chrome froze, with one of those "Close program or wait" messages.

Asked by noel_envode 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by Paul 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox commit 100% memory after that crash and windows border looks as they was from windows XP

I use firefox for browse internet, but after some time firefox start randomly crash. After some investigation i noticed in resource monitor that one of firefox processes … (funda kabanzi)

I use firefox for browse internet, but after some time firefox start randomly crash. After some investigation i noticed in resource monitor that one of firefox processes has commit 100% of my computer memory. After some time that process reach maximum memory that my computer has and firefox crashed. But windows still was open (frozen with no content and windows XP border).

Asked by MM 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 4 izinyanga ezidlule