• Kusonjululiwe

Opening CNN site from Firefox

Update to Firefox (120.0.1) in Linux Mint blocks CNN - its the only site which appears to be blocked. I get a message telling me that configuration of the site is blockin… (funda kabanzi)

Update to Firefox (120.0.1) in Linux Mint blocks CNN - its the only site which appears to be blocked. I get a message telling me that configuration of the site is blocking CNN from loading, and goes on as follows.

"" We apologize, but your web browser is configured in such a way that it is preventing this site from implementing required components that protect your privacy and allow you to view and change your privacy settings. This functionality is required for privacy legislation in your region.

We recommend you use a different browser or disable the “EasyList Cookie” filter from your “Content Filtering” settings (found under “Settings” -> “Shields” in the Brave Browser). ""

Rather strange, since I'm using Firefox.

In general, I am thoroughly annoyed with the way the Internet experience is increasingly fouled up by various sites implementing "safety" aspects. It used to be fun, now its a crap experience. Firefox is getting bigger, slower, and infested with site 'improvements' which do absolutely nothing for me - Is it so hard to provide a simple, clean, straightforward browser without so many 'add-ons' that its grinding to a halt? Time was software was written for the users, now its clearly written to give software developers something to do. Can't you create a revolution in software and do something useful, instead of "clever"?

Asked by an_other 11 amahora adlule

Answered by zeroknight 10 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

No Audio in Firefox only.

There is no audio on any website in Firefox only. I'm using Windows 11 Numbered list item When a video is playing there used to be an audio icon showing the tab is pl… (funda kabanzi)

There is no audio on any website in Firefox only. I'm using Windows 11

  1. Numbered list item When a video is playing there used to be an audio icon showing the tab is playing audio, this does not show anymore.
  2. Numbered list item Firefox does not appear in the Windows volume mixer
  3. Numbered list item The Firefox Task Manager Utility 'Windows Media Framework Audio Decoder is always idle.
  4. Numbered list item I've restarted the Windows AudioSrv service and Windows explorer process

Nothing works. Please help.

Asked by rtwymanjr 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by rtwymanjr 4 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Second and next windows opened don't show full size

This issue started with a (frustrating) set of steps following a page which wasn't displayed (https://www.ziggogo.tv/) - the screen remained black. Refresh solved it but … (funda kabanzi)

This issue started with a (frustrating) set of steps following a page which wasn't displayed (https://www.ziggogo.tv/) - the screen remained black. Refresh solved it but the reinstalled plugins didn't show an icon and did not work at all. I de-installed Firefox, installed some old version from an update, installed all plugins and then updated to the latest version. Now finally everything seems to work- except that the 2nd and next windows show at a quarter of the size compared to the first whchi show correctly. I've tried everything I could think of with xulstore.json in the correct ..\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ subdirectory but nothing helps. I deleted it (which requires you to re-check that you want a menu bar),when I though for a moment it worked, made it read only (which means Firefox makes a .tmp version of it), manually changed the content (e.g. to "main-window":{"screenX":"4","screenY":"4","width":"3840","height":"2048","sizemode":"maximized"}}} matching my 4K monitor but nothing helps. And no, Ctrl click the Close button doesn't help either.

I suspect that it is a (maybe reintroduced) bug in a later build. I don't update often and I haven't seen this issue before.

Anything I can do which I haven't tried?

Asked by X33 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by X33 10 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe
  • Okugcinwe kunqolobane

Firefox refusing Primary Password

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based… (funda kabanzi)

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based password managers, by setting up a Primary Password. I choose to use an easy to remember 8 word long passphrase as my Primary Password. I noted down the passphrase in my diary. Due to problem while loading YouTube, I decided to restart Firefox by going to about:profiles and selecting "restart normally". This issue where Firefox starts to struggle connecting to internet is a relatively common occurrence on my Firefox install, and restarting Firefox fixes the issue. When Firefox restarted, I was prompted to enter the primary password. I confidently entered my passphrase, but it was rejected. I tried to typing to it more carefully several times. I got my diary and checked it to make sure I was entering the passphrase correctly. Following troubleshooting steps on a similar thread, I restarted firefox, no luck. I than rebooted my computer, issue persisted. I decided to restart Firefox with extensions disabled, and also in troubleshooting mode. Firefox still rejects my passphrase. I have my Firefox account synchronized with two Android phones. Will reinstalling Firefox and syncing with my Firefox account solve the problem? In a similar troubleshooting thread, renaming key4.db and logins.json is suggested. However, it has not been explained very clearly. My logins.json file was modified an hour before disaster, even though I had made no changes to any of my logins or the master password. Is my logins.json corrupted causing the issue? I will like to point out a design flaw in Firefox which might have caused the issue. I usually want to see what I am typing when I am entering an encryption password. This is to make sure that I don't mistype something. However, in Firefox Primary Password configuration window, there is not option to see what you are typing. Firefox relies on low probability of typing the wrong password twice. I don't think devs should be so worried about shoulder attacks to not even allow users option to view what they typing. My case might be that low probability situation where I made the same mistake while typing the passphrase twice.

Asked by sushreysrivastava1999 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by sushreysrivastava1999 8 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

No decoder found for audio/mpeg

System: MacOS 13.5 Hardware: Apple M1 Max Firefox version: 116.0.1 about:support / Media Audio Backend: audiounit-rust Codec Support Information: Codec Name Software Deco… (funda kabanzi)

System: MacOS 13.5 Hardware: Apple M1 Max Firefox version: 116.0.1 about:support / Media Audio Backend: audiounit-rust Codec Support Information: Codec Name Software Decoding Hardware Decoding H264 Supported Unsupported AAC Supported Unsupported Opus Supported Unsupported Vorbis Supported Unsupported Wave Supported Unsupported


Having a problem with an mp3 content on all sites. In console I can see error: Error Code: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) Details: Error no decoder found for audio/mpeg

The same error shows when starting firefox from terminal: [Child 1234, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=11dddc400 Decode error: NS_ERROR_DOM_MEDIA_FATAL_ERR (0x806e0005) - Error no decoder found for audio/mpeg: file /builds/worker/checkouts/gecko/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachineBase.cpp:166

It seems like not a system problem, because I can open and listen an mp3 files in quicktime. And chrome browser also not having any problems playing an mp3 content.

Firefox installed with dmg downloaded from site, but also tried install with brew - same result. The problem occurs in incognito mode too.

Asked by crazytushkan 4 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 izinyanga ezidlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

XUL Runner This profile was last used with a newer version of this application. Please create a new profile.

What am I supposed to do about this new problem? "XUL Runner This profile was last used with a newer version of this application. Please create a new profile." I did cr… (funda kabanzi)

What am I supposed to do about this new problem?

"XUL Runner This profile was last used with a newer version of this application. Please create a new profile." I did create a new profile. I have like 4 different profiles now from every time I've had to reinstall Firefox because it keeps crashing and freezing.

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 22 amahora adlule

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 21 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox completely unresponsive. Tabs crashing

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox multiple times, I've refreshed it, but tabs keep automatically crashing. Like, every new tab crashes immediately, the search bar… (funda kabanzi)

I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox multiple times, I've refreshed it, but tabs keep automatically crashing. Like, every new tab crashes immediately, the search bar is empty too.

I've tried troubleshoot mode and the tabs still crash. No extensions are running.

I can't sign into my account because that tab also crashes. The only thing that really works is opening settings.

There are no crash reports because FF is running but unresponsive due to tab issues.

Really annoyed because this happened randomly.

Asked by MK 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by MK 23 amahora adlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

restore tabs

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a fi… (funda kabanzi)

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a file called upgrade.jsonlz4 from November, maybe that could be used to restore tabs somehow?

Asked by ss-shadow 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by ss-shadow 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Bug report: Cursors appearing next to buttons after clicking on them in v120.0

For whatever reason, I can't find a simple way to file a bug report. Starting 120.0, or maybe in 120.0.1, I've started seeing a cursor appearing next to buttons and other… (funda kabanzi)

For whatever reason, I can't find a simple way to file a bug report. Starting 120.0, or maybe in 120.0.1, I've started seeing a cursor appearing next to buttons and other components on web pages that you definitely would not expect to see cursors next to.

It seems that a cursor has started to display when I click on web components even if it's not a text entry field. I've included a screen shot that includes a cursor appearing next to the Refresh button in Gmail, for example.

There's even a cursor appear in the "Browse" button on this very page in the Add Images section.

Asked by John Neiberger 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Foxnews.com causes Firefox 102.0.1 to freeze loading images

Foxnews.com causes Firefox 102.0.1 to freeze when scrolling pages with lots of images. Closing and restarting FF does not help. The freeze reoccurs. What does help for… (funda kabanzi)

Foxnews.com causes Firefox 102.0.1 to freeze when scrolling pages with lots of images. Closing and restarting FF does not help. The freeze reoccurs. What does help for awhile is to delete the file places.sqlite. After that FF runs for a few hours until the problem happens again. Is there a setting or other fix for this issue?

AdBlockPlus and uBlock Origin are both installed, but are disabled on www.foxnews.com.

Asked by br5491 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Why I cannot type the search content any longer into the G search bar in middle page?

What has happened to typing and viewing the content of the search INSIDE the Google search box? Why this does not work now and the search moves to the address bar where i… (funda kabanzi)

What has happened to typing and viewing the content of the search INSIDE the Google search box? Why this does not work now and the search moves to the address bar where it is tight and one cannot see all content of the search? Why have you done this? How can I bring it back please? I hate is as is now.

Asked by Kostas Trivizas 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by Terry 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

missing bookmarks

Hello, my bookmarks including the bookmarks bar have disappeared, within just a few hours of them being visible. When I clicked on the View menu button and selected Toolb… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, my bookmarks including the bookmarks bar have disappeared, within just a few hours of them being visible. When I clicked on the View menu button and selected Toolbars, the setting was somehow changed to Never Show. I changed it back to Always Show, but I'm curious how it would change itself to Never Show. I haven't completed an OS update for several days, and this incident just occurred today. All day long, my bookmarks were present; I turned off my computer about 5PM. When I turned it back on about 8PM, the bookmarks were gone. Help and thank you.

Asked by mj_stigliano 1 usuku oludlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 usuku oludlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

browser.link.open_newwindow keeps changing to 2, instead of the default 3

Hi, I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'. Not entirely sure… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I have an issue that about:config > browser.link.open_newwindow keeps setting itself to '2', so I have to repeatedly go in and reset it to '3'.

Not entirely sure what could've caused this, all I've been able to find is this here support article with another bloke having the samme issue, but what seemed to be only once.

I haven't done much in way of troubleshooting, as I'm not really sure how to go about doing that for a browser.

If I had to guess, it would be either something updating, or an extension yanking my chain, so here's the list of every extension I have installed:

1Password - Password Manager Allkeyshop - Compare Game Prices Bitwarden - Free Password Manager Buster: Captcha Solver for Humans Dark Reader Disable YouTube Cards Duplicate Tab Shortcut Fast Copy Links Honey NordVPN - A VPN Proxy Extension for Firefox Return YouTube Dislike Tab Reloader (page auto refresh) uBlock Origin

Asked by Bean 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by cor-el 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Spotify webplayer on Firefox is unuseable after updating to latest version

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." I will play … (funda kabanzi)

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I will play a song from a playlist and is given that pop-up, it will continue skipping to the next song until it plays, but only for 9-10 seconds until the song mutes, to specify, the dot (when hovered on the progress bar) will still move, indicating that "it's playing".

Some clarifications: 1. I use Spotify Desktop app (windows), Spotify App (android), and Spotify Webplayer on Chrome and Firefox. Everything works just as fine on all of these, except for Spotify Webplayer on Firefox. 2. Skipping to a later timestamp does not unmute the song. 2. I have Spotify Premium 3. I have no VPN 4. I am running Firefox with an ad blocker 5. I am running Chrome with an ad blocker (same ad blocker in Fifefox) 6. I am running Firefox to the latest version (Firefox 119.0.1 (20231106151204))

What I've done so far: 1. Cleared caches and data. 2. Updated my Windows to the latest update available - Win10 v.22H2 3. Signed-out of Spotify for all my devices, then logging-in first on Spotify Desktop (this automatically redirects to Firefox webplayer) 4. Ran Firefox on "Troubleshoot Mode" 5. Un-checked and re-checked "Play DRM content" setting. 6. Disabled and re-enabled the plug-in "Widevine Content Decryption Module by Google Inc". (this plug-in is last udpated on November 17, 4.10.2710.0

I'm including this link from Spotify's Community page.. where two other users, who commented it is only with Firefox (webplayer), are experiencing the same problem as I am. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-can-t-play-this-right-now-If-you-have-the-file-on-your/m-p/5679914#M123192

Asked by kit 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by zeroknight 1 isonto elidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanently selected

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode'… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox was working well on HTTP websites until a few days ago, but now HTTPS-Only Mode seems to be permanent. Despite changing settings to 'Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode', when HTTP sites are selected I get the same message as for 'HTTPS-Only Mode'. Also, if I select 'Enable HTTPS-Only Mode in all windows' and add exceptions, I get the same result.

Asked by baritone2 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by MarkRH 5 izinyanga ezidlule