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  • Kusonjululiwe

Configure text-to-speech for reading mode

Hello, We are adding accessibility features to the Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 5 Linux distribution based on Debian 12, and we would like to use the reading mode included … (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

We are adding accessibility features to the Emmabuntüs Debian Edition 5 Linux distribution based on Debian 12, and we would like to use the reading mode included in Firefox to enable smoother voice reading for visually impaired people.

Currently we are going to use the Svox Pico and eSpeak speech synthesis at the same time because in SVox Pico we do not have all the voices we need for our possible users, particularly Portuguese.

We have found how to make the synthesis used by Firefox's reading mode be SVox Pico by default instead of eSpeak, however this requires a modification in the /etc/speech-dispatcher/speechd.conf file.

To do this, simply put the default pico synthesis in this file:

DefaultModule pico

But this causes problems with other software that we intend to use.

We found how to make all the voices of a speech synthesis appear in the Firefox playback menu by going to about:config and doing a search for the word "narrate":

Option narrate

On the other hand, we cannot find how to modify the "narrate.voice" option to tell it to default to pico speech synthesis instead of eSpeak synthesis which is the first synthesis loaded by speech-dispatcher, because we must keep eSpeak as the first synthesis loaded and do not put a default synthesis in speechd.conf to maintain compatibility with software that we wish to use.

Do you have any tips or a manual that explains the possible options for the "narrate.voice" option?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by Patrick-Emmabuntus 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by Eitan 3 emasontweni adlule

Lost Amazon in search box options -

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear. If I install an older version will it be ok. Wh… (funda kabanzi)

I can't get Amazon back as a search option Bing is one of the search options selected in search settings, doesn't appear.

If I install an older version will it be ok. Why do they keep installing new updates which cause issues with the one I am using. I installed Opera and will give it a try. Firefox keeps changing things that work.'bold text'

Asked by bobbee25 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 emasontweni adlule

Is there any possible way to darken the Grey text on so many websites?

The Grey Text Fetish throughout The Web is ruining what little Senior Eyesite I have left. I don't want to switch browsers, but I'm not finding any way to darken text in … (funda kabanzi)

The Grey Text Fetish throughout The Web is ruining what little Senior Eyesite I have left. I don't want to switch browsers, but I'm not finding any way to darken text in Firefox. Help!

Asked by dwgrisham 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by zeroknight 2 emasontweni adlule

In Firefox, I want to load several tabs each time I start Firefox, but now the same tabs repeat when I refocus on Firefox

I had Firefox set to load 4 tabs when started. Something has changed recently and now it seems as if the same 4 sites keep repeating somehow. I have set the Home/Custom… (funda kabanzi)

I had Firefox set to load 4 tabs when started. Something has changed recently and now it seems as if the same 4 sites keep repeating somehow. I have set the Home/Custom URLs to these 4 sites, but cannot prevent them to load again when already loaded.

Asked by Fred B 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 emasontweni adlule

How to make Firefox Dev Tools to remember which requests I was blocking previously for a site?

When using Chrome Dev Tools, I can block a request, and when I open or close Dev Tools, the request is still in the "Network request blocking" tab. It means it keeps a hi… (funda kabanzi)

When using Chrome Dev Tools, I can block a request, and when I open or close Dev Tools, the request is still in the "Network request blocking" tab. It means it keeps a history of networks which I blocked.

With Firefox, as soon as I close my Dev Tools, my blocked requests are gone. Every time I open my Dev Tools in Firefox, I need to search through my notes to remember which requests I need to block, instead of being able to simply select a request from a list of previously blocked requests like in Chrome.

Asked by Artem 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 2 emasontweni adlule

Norton Safe Search

My default search engine was Norton Safe Search but now it does not appear as one of the options to choose. I cannot remember all of them. Bing and Google are two of them… (funda kabanzi)

My default search engine was Norton Safe Search but now it does not appear as one of the options to choose. I cannot remember all of them. Bing and Google are two of them but not Norton Safe Search although I have been able to add it to the toolbar. Why is it no longer one of the options?

Asked by ju.col 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

FF automatically maximizes newly detached tabs

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to detach a tab, so that it's a new window, by dragging the tab downward so it isn't on the tab bar. After I let go a new window is created for that tab that I dragged, however it also maximizes the window, which disorients my work flow. Is there any way I can detach a tab into a new window and not have it maximized automatically?

Asked by Uknmekan 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

How to Widen Firefox Vertical-Scroll-Bars on Windows-11 Laptop?

On my Windows-11 Laptop, the Vertical-Scroll-Bars in Firefox are too narrow for me to use comfortably. I am struggling with the Touch-Pad, Mouse Pointers, causing the fr… (funda kabanzi)

On my Windows-11 Laptop, the Vertical-Scroll-Bars in Firefox are too narrow for me to use comfortably. I am struggling with the Touch-Pad, Mouse Pointers, causing the frequently needed act of Scrolling to become a dreaded ordeal? If someone would provide clear and concise instruction on how to make the Vertical-Scroll-Bars the Classic Width of old, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! lg

Asked by LG3 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Account Recognition & Entre

EMBARRASSINGLY I REALIZED WHAT I NEEDED TO DO. THIS IS THEREFORE NO LONGER NEEDED TO BE ANSWERED, SO YOU CAN SIMPLY MARK IT SOLVED IF YOUD LIKE. THANKS! I chose to reins… (funda kabanzi)

EMBARRASSINGLY I REALIZED WHAT I NEEDED TO DO. THIS IS THEREFORE NO LONGER NEEDED TO BE ANSWERED, SO YOU CAN SIMPLY MARK IT SOLVED IF YOUD LIKE. THANKS!

I chose to reinstall Firefox browser in order to start over fresh and ensure a security refresh. Once installed, I created an entirely new Mozilla account with new info. However, when I go up to the top right of the browser and click on the little icon of the circle with a bust in it (the Account icon), it simply opens the preferences and related settings, it does not allow me to sign in to any account, nor does it show if I am already signed into any account. Is this a malfunction of the iteration I installed, or am I misunderstanding something?

Thanks in advance for your help!

PS attached is what page I am shown when clicking the aforementioned icon

Asked by Caleb 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by cor-el 2 emasontweni adlule

I can't delete and replace Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox with a backup copy in Windows 11--other program using error.

I can't delete and replace Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox folder with a backup copy in Windows 11-- I get an other-program-using error. I have done this many times before… (funda kabanzi)

I can't delete and replace Roaming>Mozilla>Firefox folder with a backup copy in Windows 11-- I get an other-program-using error.

I have done this many times before in Windows 10 and it always works beautifully. In Windows 11, however, I get an error about another program using a file in the folder. If I try to delete the folder I get a message about needing permissions from user (for clarity, the user account is an administrator). Now I am also very familiar with Windows permissions. I checked and administrators already have full privileges on the folder. Even if I explicitly add my particular user, nothing changes. I have done some other sleuthing but nothing helps identify the problem.

A bit of context – I just bought a new Dell, rather high-end and expensive laptop so I am really not amused at the fact that I can't just port in all of the stuff in the Firefox folder so I don't have to lose everything related to Firefox from my previous laptop. I do nightly Acronis backups so I have the folder and files but somehow Windows 11 is not letting me do my usual substitute backup copy of Firefox folder for new fresh-install Firefox folder.

Please — help — I had hoped that I could use the Acronis Universal Restore feature to move everything over from my old system to my new hardware — I've done that before. Unfortunately that wasn't an option given that the new machine comes with Windows 11.

I see other people have been having problems related to this folder with Windows 11 but I don't see any solution — again, please help!

Thanks for any help resolving this!

Asked by Jerry Paquette 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by Jerry Paquette 2 emasontweni adlule

Upgraded to 124.0.1 was on 123.0.1, said I could fill in PDF forms and doesn't work

When FF loaded for first time after update had message about being able to fill in PDF documents. Even said give it a try on a option block. Then it displayed a form wit… (funda kabanzi)

When FF loaded for first time after update had message about being able to fill in PDF documents. Even said give it a try on a option block. Then it displayed a form with blanks to enter name etc. However I wasn't able to enter name or data in the fields they sent me for trying it out. I could do other things with PDF FF displayed, draw, add text box, but not enter data on the form they sent to try it out. Wish I had saved the PDF they sent to show the new feature.

Asked by Jer 2 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Cannot instal extensions in 155.9 ESR version

When attempting to install an extension and clicking on "Add to Firefox" the button is replaced with a "Cylon" throbber and the popup dialog asking to confirm the install… (funda kabanzi)

When attempting to install an extension and clicking on "Add to Firefox" the button is replaced with a "Cylon" throbber and the popup dialog asking to confirm the install never highlights the "Add" button. The browser will stay in this state indefinitely until the tab for the extension install is closed.

Could this be a permissions problem involving the ".mozilla" directory tree in the home directory? I've been having this problem regardless of the FF version for some time (going back to at least v110.x). The recent issue involves that 115.9 ESR version installed in Debian Bookworm.

TIA...

Asked by rnturner59 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by rnturner59 3 emasontweni adlule

metamask wallet stopped working on firefox about one week ago- all I get is a spinning wheel and I can not login. firefox and metamask are both updated.

I am looking for a fix to get my metamask wallet working again on firefox. When i click on the metamask icon all I get is a spinning wheel. I am not able to login and acc… (funda kabanzi)

I am looking for a fix to get my metamask wallet working again on firefox. When i click on the metamask icon all I get is a spinning wheel. I am not able to login and access my my metamask wallet. I am hoping to find a fix prior to performing a recovery with with my seed phrase on another desktop. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by rauol1999 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by cor-el 3 emasontweni adlule

How do I make the character under the caret visible?

On linux terminal the text should change color but how do I do that on firefox? By the way I have these settings for the caret ui.caretBlinkTime 0 ui.caretWidth 7 Not b… (funda kabanzi)

On linux terminal the text should change color but how do I do that on firefox? By the way I have these settings for the caret ui.caretBlinkTime 0 ui.caretWidth 7 Not being able to see the character under the caret is problematic, would be nice if anyone knows what to do.

Asked by Hooper 3 emasontweni adlule

Settings such as Experiments are turned on after updates

Hello, I hope your day is going well! (^_^) I highly dislike quite a few of the settings on firefox, especially considering they're turned on by default. The setting I ab… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I hope your day is going well! (^_^) I highly dislike quite a few of the settings on firefox, especially considering they're turned on by default. The setting I abhor is the experiment setting because mozilla is quite literally experimenting on myself and other users. You may have a different perspective on the matter but I find it disgusting that there's nothing overtly telling you that your instance of firefox is different than other peoples just so they can run experiments (technically, on YOU) but I digress. I noticed the experiment option was turned on after I thought I had turned it off. Since I turned it off, I've had to update firefox every time I start it. I happened to look at the settings and noticed that the experiment option was turned back on without my consent or knowledge. After turning it off again, firefox updated once again and guess what, the experiment setting was turned back on. Why is that and how can I prevent that from happening in the future because, again, that's a disgusting practice in my eyes.

Asked by silverstrings026 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by zeroknight 3 emasontweni adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Increase toolbar size when viewing pdf

Dear Firefox team. I have to work with many pdf file. When it preview on Firefox it's toolbar too much small and print, download buttons also small. I want to increase to… (funda kabanzi)

Dear Firefox team. I have to work with many pdf file. When it preview on Firefox it's toolbar too much small and print, download buttons also small. I want to increase toolbar size. I try with about:config but I failed. Please give solution. Thanks in advance

Asked by Al-Amin 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 3 emasontweni adlule

Scrolling slowly slows down when scrolling with touchpad

Hi When I scroll text for some reason, Firefox stopping scrolling very slow. It's almost take up to 2 seconds. Very annoying smoothest. I have stopped scrolling already … (funda kabanzi)

Hi

When I scroll text for some reason, Firefox stopping scrolling very slow. It's almost take up to 2 seconds. Very annoying smoothest. I have stopped scrolling already but Firefox still scrolling and finally very slow stop it. I can't focus on the text because it's still slows down the scrolling.

How to fix that!?

Asked by webcapcha 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by zeroknight 3 emasontweni adlule