Firefox: double start up each time

Hi Folks, I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I … (funda kabanzi)

Hi Folks,

I've used Firefox for years with no problem. Yesterday, I was seeking out a specific font. The website looked legit, but then a security block happened and I don't recall if it was Firefox security or Acronis that flashed a brief "block" announcement. In any case, from that point on, several "racey" websites popped up every time I loaded Firefox. This happened even after I restarted my computer. I then checked to see if I had pop-ups blocked on the Firefox options. I didn't, so I checked the box against pop-ups. But what happens now is Firefox does an attempt to load TWICE with an odd jerk-flash movement. Only one Firefox browser window comes up -- and that's good -- but SOMETHING is still trying to make those "racey" websites load. Why? How?

All of that to say that I'm concerned about security. Should I uninstall Firefox and reinstall?

Thanks for your input! Bob Anderson

Asked by bobandersontn 13 imizuzu edlule

Getting "No video with supported format and MIME type found" on few websites

I am facing this error message while streaming videos. But it doesn't appear in every video, just on some few websites. Things I have tried so far: clearing cache & c… (funda kabanzi)

I am facing this error message while streaming videos. But it doesn't appear in every video, just on some few websites. Things I have tried so far: clearing cache & cookies but failed reinstalled firefox but failed disabled add ons, even started firefox in safe mode but failed reinstalled windows a few days ago but still same.

I have tried using different browsers such as chrome, opera, edge and it works fine in all of them. Is there any solution for this issue?

Asked by Md. Badruzzaman 16 imizuzu edlule

macOS menu shortcut fails

I added a keyboard shortcut to Share/Mail and it fails. The menu flashes when the key combination is pressed, but a new mail message is not created. If I use the trackpad… (funda kabanzi)

I added a keyboard shortcut to Share/Mail and it fails. The menu flashes when the key combination is pressed, but a new mail message is not created. If I use the trackpad to select this menu item, a new mail message is created. I created another shortcut for the Eyedropper and this works.

Asked by rob173 1 ihora elidlule

How to make "mailto" default to Microsoft Outlook (https://outlook.live.com/owa/) through Firefox browser in Windows 11.

I have a new PC with Windows 11. Setting default programs in 11 is very complicated. My email client is Microsoft Outlook (https://outlook.live.com/owa/), which is acce… (funda kabanzi)

I have a new PC with Windows 11. Setting default programs in 11 is very complicated. My email client is Microsoft Outlook (https://outlook.live.com/owa/), which is accessed through the Firefox browser. When I get an email with an email link it defaults to "mailto", which defaults to the Windows Mail app, which I do not use. How can I make "mailto" default to Microsoft Outlook (https://outlook.live.com/owa/) running through Firefox?

Thanks, Jerry

Asked by gomurchu 1 ihora elidlule

The browser crashes frequently

The browser crashes frequently, even if I restore the bookmarks and some necessary plug-ins after reinstalling. there are 3 reports submitted by your interface. report i… (funda kabanzi)

The browser crashes frequently, even if I restore the bookmarks and some necessary plug-ins after reinstalling. there are 3 reports submitted by your interface.

report id: bp-61a7e2c3-3ce8-4856-9941-587d20211122 bp-e7ef6793-584d-448b-ac6d-1c0a90211122 bp-4a81c954-4ee7-4726-b8cd-7105b0211122

Asked by David 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by David 2 amahora adlule

Cannot save or move around bookmarks by drag&drop anymore

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmar… (funda kabanzi)

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmark in the desired sub-folder.

This worked really well for me, and was fast.

Recently, this stopped working. I can still drop a bookmark in one of the main folders in the bookmark bar. But not in any sub-folder, since the main folder closes as soon as I move the mouse inside it. It is also not possible anymore to move the already-saved bookmarks around via drag&drop.

System: Linux (Manjaro Gnome 41.1) Firefox for Arch Linux 94.0.2 (64bit)

Asked by jochenstehle 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by jochenstehle 2 amahora adlule

Importing Saved Passwords in Mozilla v94

Hi, I have a fresh installation of my Macbook OS, and a fresh Mozilla Firefox installation. I would like to re-import my old passwords and log ins, but it seems that the … (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I have a fresh installation of my Macbook OS, and a fresh Mozilla Firefox installation. I would like to re-import my old passwords and log ins, but it seems that the new version of the browser doesn't have that option unfortunately. I can see only Import from Other Platforms options, but not import from file or similar.

I have .csv file, but no option of how to import in into my browser.

I would appreciate help on this one. Thank you in advance.

Sasha

Asked by lesa797 23 amahora adlule

Last reply by lesa797 2 amahora adlule

Failed to register/update a ServiceWorker for scope ‘http://localhost:3000/. Storage access is restricted in this context due to user settings or private browsing mode.

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict… (funda kabanzi)

I am working with a service-worker, and installation fails in firefox developer edition v95. It gives me this error message saying I have configured something to restrict storage space. But I have the default setting and in "normal" firefox in version 94 it works fine. Is is annoying bc I am unable to use firefox as my development browser. any idea of what might be happening?

Asked by Joel 3 amahora adlule

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.


   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 4 amahora adlule

does copy/paste from inside linux container to google calendar or email?

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am conce… (funda kabanzi)

I'm exploring the potential problems working inside & outside Linux container on Chromebook. I realize that there are generous app options within Linux, but am concerned that switching over to linux would complicate my life, working with my non-Linux collaborators.

Asked by poliakof 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by poliakof 4 amahora adlule

When backing up profile, a message displays that source path too long

I've backed up my profile many times with nary a problem. Tonight, while attempting to copy it, the attached message was displayed. Typical for a Microsoft error message,… (funda kabanzi)

I've backed up my profile many times with nary a problem. Tonight, while attempting to copy it, the attached message was displayed. Typical for a Microsoft error message, it was most unhelpful. No clue as to which file name is the offender.

Asked by doniel 11 amahora adlule

Last reply by doniel 5 amahora adlule

Credit card autofill

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofi… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox has my credit card information and it shows up in a window when I go to pay for something, but when I click on the credit card I want to pay with, it won't autofill. In Settings, the box to autofill is checked. This has worked a hundred times before, but stopped working a few months ago. How do I get the autofill to start working again?

Asked by dougumbarger 15 amahora adlule

Last reply by dougumbarger 6 amahora adlule

Firefox Browser welcome pages: don't open as last tab

I have a lot of tabs open and when I start firefox the welcome page is placed as the last tab. I always have to search where I left off. Please open these pages next to … (funda kabanzi)

I have a lot of tabs open and when I start firefox the welcome page is placed as the last tab. I always have to search where I left off. Please open these pages next to the last used tab. The only other solution I have is to disable this stuff

Asked by g.m10 7 amahora adlule

Closing Firefox account associated with deactivated email

Hi there, I have a Firefox account which was registered using an email associated with a company I no longer work for. Since I have left the company, that email is inacti… (funda kabanzi)

Hi there,

I have a Firefox account which was registered using an email associated with a company I no longer work for. Since I have left the company, that email is inactive and I can no longer access it. This means that when I attempt to log into Firefox with that account, I cannot enter the verification / 2FA code because I cannot access the email.

Is there anyway I can close that Firefox account anyway? I do have the Firefox recovery key for that account though. I just wish for all the data associated with said account to be deleted.

Thanks

Asked by croslandjozef 8 amahora adlule

Firefox claims my account was disconnected. That was not done by me. Comcast lost my accounts at the beginning of the 2021.

Firefox claims my account (*****@comcast.net) was disconnected. This was not done by me. At the beginning of 2021, Comcast lost my email accounts, and I have not been a… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox claims my account (*****@comcast.net) was disconnected. This was not done by me. At the beginning of 2021, Comcast lost my email accounts, and I have not been able to retrieve them. I called Comcast, and they found 3,000 of my emails, but I am still not able to retrieve them. Comcast says my email accounts have not been disconnected.

Asked by gailfernk 10 amahora adlule

Enabling facebook microphone permissions

Okay so I am trying to use facebook messenger's "audio clip" function, but it says it does not have permissions to do so. I verified that my microphone(on my computers en… (funda kabanzi)

Okay so I am trying to use facebook messenger's "audio clip" function, but it says it does not have permissions to do so. I verified that my microphone(on my computers end) is enabled and able to be accessed, but when I go to firefox settings there is no option to allow or block facebook from having access. The Tab is just empty entirely with no option to "add a website" or remove one. I attached a screenshot of the error Im getting and the settings page. I reviewed the page "https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-manage-your-camera-and-microphone-permissions" and it shows that the website should be listed and I should be able to choose "allow or block" but the website is clearly not listed. Additionally that page references a button that does not seem to exist in my browser which was referenced as "the permissions icon". That icon is not anywhere on my browser or in the settings.

I attached 3 images that hopefully breakdown what I am trying to describe as its difficult to explain without directly referencing the images.

Asked by camelwrangler 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by camelwrangler 15 amahora adlule