tel: links not functioning in FF browser.

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications,… (funda kabanzi)

This is a very recent issue for me. A couple of days ago "tel:" links stopped functioning. I click on a callable link and nothing happens. I checked default applications, and tel: isn't even listed there. The first time it happened there was a dialogue box asking me what application to use, but after that nothing opened at all. I build and monitor websites, so I'm constantly checking these links for functionality.

Asked by mike598 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by mike598 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

how to ask user to grant permissions for 'Access your data for all websites' through a prompt during the installation process

Hi, I recently developed a Firefox browser extension using Manifest V3, it's to show coupons & offers on 1000s of online shopping website. To function properly, the… (funda kabanzi)

Hi,

I recently developed a Firefox browser extension using Manifest V3, it's to show coupons & offers on 1000s of online shopping website.

To function properly, the extension needs to have permission for 'Access your data for all websites' ( <all_urls> permission)

During installation, permission prompt does show up, but it doesn't ask permission for 'Access your data for all websites' but ask for other permission.

I have specified this permission in the permissions key in my manifest file. However, when I try to install the extension, It asks for other permission, but not <all_urls> permission: Screenshot at https://i.imgur.com/UiG5Dve.png

After installation, it start working properly only if user has manually granted permission from extension settings https://i.imgur.com/4QWOLOC.png Most users would not know this and may uninstall the extension if permission is not granted prior.

Please suggest the fix.

Here is how my Manifest V3 permission code look like https://i.imgur.com/JmMM3l2.png

I am using Firefox latest version and I have checked with/without any other extensions or add-ons that may be impacting the installation process.

I would greatly appreciate any help or guidance in resolving this issue. I believe the permission prompt is crucial for my extension to function properly and I would like to get it working as soon as possible.

Thank you for your time and assistance.

Best regards,

Krishna

Asked by enacton 1 isonto elidlule

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Inconvenience with printer settings (Firefox and Thunderbird)

I am often switching office and change my system default printer always first when I am in a new place. I learned from the community here that the right thing to do for h… (funda kabanzi)

I am often switching office and change my system default printer always first when I am in a new place. I learned from the community here that the right thing to do for having Firefox/Thunderbird follow this choice is set print_printer to 'default'. The problem is that this does only work for a while. As soon as I use the selection dropdown in the printing dialog (e.g. to exceptionally select the PDF printer) it will overwrite 'default' by that printer. The consequence is that from that time on I have to manually select the printer or got to the config editor again to set 'default'. Is there any simple solution I overlooked?

If not can you tell me how I can make a feature request? A simple solution would be to include something like 'System Default' in the dropdown list in the printing dialog. Although for my taste, it would be better to have the selection in the printer dialog only temporary and return to the previous printer selection for the next printing.

Asked by reiner.zorn 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by reiner.zorn 1 usuku oludlule

Cannot paste in outlook office 365 using firefox version 109.0.1

I cannot paste into an Outlook mail message (web version office 365) in firefox v109.0.1. The paste function (right click) works one time and then the option does not app… (funda kabanzi)

I cannot paste into an Outlook mail message (web version office 365) in firefox v109.0.1. The paste function (right click) works one time and then the option does not appear again. If I refresh the page it works one time and then no more again. ctrl+v does work.

Asked by brenton.carr 1 usuku oludlule

Last reply by brenton.carr 10 amahora adlule

2FA login on web sites does not work with Firefox (Linux)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux) Present setup: Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox … (funda kabanzi)

2FA login on sites works with Chromium but NOT WITH Firefox (Linux)

Present setup:

Does NOT work firefox 102.7.0esr on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64) firefox 110.0 on Ubuntu MATE 22.04 LTS 5.15.0-58 (x86-64)

Works chromium 109.0.5414.119 on debian 11.6 bullseye 5.10.162-1 (x86-64)

I am able to register and authenticate with security devices Yubikey NEO (without FIDO2) and Yubikey 5 NFC (FIDO2 compliant) on several sites (eg. pypi, google..) using Chrome or Chromium but now not with Firefox at all. It has not worked for at least the last few updates. Changing settings in about:config or plugging/unplugging keys, stopping every Firefox plugin etc. don't help. Neither does a fresh Firefox install without any super-security-settings.

Testing sites like Yubico's own or Okta's works fine using Chromium but not Firefox.

From what I can see this is not especially related to FIDO2 (Webauthn). pypi seems to use U2F which should work just fine with Firefox since way back.

I haven't tested Firefox for Windows but Chrome browser for Windows 10 works fine (which I tested first when Firefox didn't cut the mustard), I therefore expect it to work also on Chrome browser for Linux. Just to check if this was related to a debian bullseye package, I tested it on Ubuntu MATE too, which didn't do the trick. Haven't done any more testing than that on MATE.

This seems like a strictly firefox problem. -What to do?

Yours, Kaare

Asked by kaare 15 amahora adlule

Firefox flooding event log with connection errors at boot up

I was looking at my event log tracking down one issue when I noticed hundreds of audit failures (outbound connection blocked) in my event log. Firefox is not even runni… (funda kabanzi)

I was looking at my event log tracking down one issue when I noticed hundreds of audit failures (outbound connection blocked) in my event log.

Firefox is not even running. I've just started my computer. It's trying to make a connection to google @ 34.107.221.82.

Fortunately something is blocking the connection attempt, but why is Firefox making hundreds of connection attempts when I haven't even opened firefox? How do I stop it?

I looked in task scheduler and couldn't see anything there. Looked at group policy, couldn't see anything there.

FF91.13.0esr

Asked by citizen1138x 3 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by citizen1138x 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Web Pages Keep Re-opening

I keep closing webpages when I am done and when I restart my computer ALL the pages reopen in my browser. I closed 300 tabs, went to Firefox view and cleared the "recent… (funda kabanzi)

I keep closing webpages when I am done and when I restart my computer ALL the pages reopen in my browser. I closed 300 tabs, went to Firefox view and cleared the "recently closed tabs" from there. I restarted my computer and 400 were opened again. These tabs keep reappearing again. How can I close these and not have them open again?

Asked by kimcalace 44 imizuzu edlule

Can the tab button complete the next segment of the URL I am typing?

As someone that uses the command line terminal a lot, I constantly find myself pressing the "tab" button on my keyboard when typing a URL in the address bar to accept the… (funda kabanzi)

As someone that uses the command line terminal a lot, I constantly find myself pressing the "tab" button on my keyboard when typing a URL in the address bar to accept the current suggestion and move to the next segment. For example:

  1. I want to go to www.example.com/segment1/segment2
  2. I'll start typing "exa" and since I visit this site a lot, Firefox helpfully completes example.com
  3. I would like to press "tab" on my keyboard to have Firefox complete example.com/ then I can type "seg" and Firefox could complete it to "example.com/segment1

I know I can do this by pressing the right arrow key, but that requires me to lift my right hand off to press it. I would like to be able to easily do this with the "tab" key which my pinky can quickly press. Pressing "tab" currently, has Firefox pick some complete url which I don't want, i.e. www.example.com/segmentA/segmentB

Asked by amermahmud 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

sound failure

I recently got the latest version of windows 11 to go with the latest version of firefox. I play streaming movies on several apps with the sound working. all apps that us… (funda kabanzi)

I recently got the latest version of windows 11 to go with the latest version of firefox. I play streaming movies on several apps with the sound working. all apps that use sound work, except for one. Firefox will pay the sound for a couple seconds and go silent. For now I am using chrome, which allows the sound to work on all of my streaming videos and movies (netflix, amazon, etc.). I would prefer to use firefox, but will unable to do so unless I can get the sound working again. I updated my sound card drivers and my video drivers. Thanks

Asked by leiko49 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

All Kinds of stuff honestly

I initially had trouble because a website for school, called Wiley,com, or Wiley Plus, was having trouble. Specifically, i could most things and when I would attempt to o… (funda kabanzi)

I initially had trouble because a website for school, called Wiley,com, or Wiley Plus, was having trouble. Specifically, i could most things and when I would attempt to open a homework assignment, Id get an error. According to my professor, it was a Firefox issue, and he was right, when I went to Google, which I hate, it worked just fine. Then slowly, there were more problems opening up my school website or my bitwarden extension would have issues. So today, I finally uninstalled, and reinstalled. Which, unfortunately, I have had to do with Firefox twice before. Frustrating, but I hate Google enough that I chalked it up. Then, after this most current reinstall, it completely screwed things up with my bitwarden extension and bitwarden themselves, because for some reason, Firefox is sending weird info that freaks websites out. Outside of the extensions, it often cant open sites, or sites tell me something is happening. I have Norton and have scanned my device repeatedly, and gone so far as to contact them and my computer is clean. What...is going on. I STILL haven't sorted out the Bitwarden fiasco and have had to contact their support, but honestly, the problem CAME from the firefox browser. I dont know how to fix this

Asked by JJarden 29 imizuzu edlule

Firefox AND Monitor:Questions on how to change Firefox account's primary email address to a previously/currently used one and how to read replies to that question already posted

Question 1. I see questions similar to mine, but how do I access replies? I click on them, but there is no link attached. Question 2, How do I use Firefox Monitor to ch… (funda kabanzi)

Question 1. I see questions similar to mine, but how do I access replies? I click on them, but there is no link attached.

Question 2,  How do I use Firefox Monitor to change my Firefox account primary email address to an email that is already in use, by me, used for an older version of Firefox on a previous computer that is no longer in service? 

This is what I've done. In Monitor, I clicked on the link that says "Change Primary Email Address." It goes to a nice instruction page. I click Menu lines, go to Manage Account, I try to add the email as a secondary, so that I can then make it my primary. I click save. However, I get a pretty red error message that tells me "Account already exists." Of course it does. It's my account. I'm on a less than a year old PC, which came with Windows 11 already loaded. I'm on Firefox version 109.0.1, 64-bit. I've used Firefox on laptops for years. I'm very comfortable using regedit. Thanks. Lakshmi

Asked by Lakshmi 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Lakshmi 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

want to disable time out on Firefox about:config page will not open

Hello, I am wanting to disable time out on Firefox because it keeps timing out before I can fulling download an ebook. When I enter about:config no page opens for me to … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I am wanting to disable time out on Firefox because it keeps timing out before I can fulling download an ebook. When I enter about:config no page opens for me to be able to make the changes. Would appreciate some help with this please. jdrumm479@gmail.com Thanks

Asked by jdrumm479 26 imizuzu edlule

Firefox (and also Thunderbird) crash on trying to load Yahoo mail login page

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning t… (funda kabanzi)

A friend (who knows even less about technology than me) has an old Dell Inspiron 1501 which has been running Linux Mint 18 Xfce, which is now unsupported. I'm beginning to regret it but just to keep it going for a couple of years I offered to update to Mint 20 Xfce, which is the last version listing 1 Gb as the minimum Ram (everything later or other version are 2 Gb or more), which is the most that system can use. Once the wifi was eventually working (old b43 broadcom driver) most things went fine (except Team Viewer, which works on another Mint 20 Xfce system, but that's not a question for here). However, she uses Yahoo mail, and for some reason just attempting to load the login page (login.yahoo.com) causes Firefox to crash (I mentioned Thunderbird in the title as I attempted to access Yahoo Mail with it, but because it needs to access the Yahoo Mail page (as I think this is now based on App codes rather than passwords), and doing that crashed Thunderbird also). I'm pretty sure I have methodically gone through all the troubleshooting steps on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems (clear cookies & cache by deleting history; clear startup cache; refresh; reinstall; new profile). Firefox doesn't crash in Troubleshoot mode, despite the fact is seems to still use hardware acceleration, even though I thought it would disable that. Hence, I'm at the end of what I know to try (and that's just from following the guide, I am not an expert) and would be grateful for any help anyone can offer. I attach an image that lists all the submitted crash reports, as they will refer to slightly different conditions as I tried all the options mentioned above. I'm using my own PC to submit this (so any hardware & system data submitted by this web-form won't be relevant), not the Inspiron 1501 that has the issue. I can open the Yahoo mail page on this machine (same version of Firefox) and also on the Inspiron 1501 using Chrome (but there was a different reason relating to security why we couldn't log in via that). Would really like to get Firefox (and Thunderbird) working on the laptop, if possible.

Asked by Jonny Terry 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Jonny Terry 18 amahora adlule

Firefox 109 and earlier condenses multiple spaces in a filename into a single space on download

I am using Firefox and other browsers to attempt to download files containing multiple spaces in the filename, but only Firefox is condensing the multiple spaces down to … (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox and other browsers to attempt to download files containing multiple spaces in the filename, but only Firefox is condensing the multiple spaces down to a single space when downloading. I've seen this in another support request, dated June of 2021, but there was no resolution posted. Any help would be appreciated. I can see the app displaying the file correctly, and when moving the file among the different stops in the app, the spaces are replaced by the '+' char, so as to keep track of the spaces. However, as soon as it lands on the download option, it retains only a single space. Thanks in advance.

Kev

Asked by kevfoley 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Credit Card Website

The website https://login.fidelityrewards.com/onlineCard/login.do does not work with Firefox, but works with MS Edge or Google Chrome. No error is displayed. Why is this … (funda kabanzi)

The website https://login.fidelityrewards.com/onlineCard/login.do does not work with Firefox, but works with MS Edge or Google Chrome. No error is displayed. Why is this website not working?

Asked by elisegev3 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

My firefox is crashing in both modes. Unexpectedly restarting or quitting.

I have plenty of reports that have been submitted and yet not contacted yet by anyone. I had tried it in troubleshoot mode and still the issue persists. I had uninstall… (funda kabanzi)

I have plenty of reports that have been submitted and yet not contacted yet by anyone. I had tried it in troubleshoot mode and still the issue persists.

I had uninstalled and downloaded it on my laptop again and the issue remains. The caches and all were cleared and tried. What am i missing ?

Asked by rayannaamani 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by rayannaamani 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

One site (chicagotribune.com) displays for one second, then clears to all white

This has been going on for some time. One site (https://www.chicagotribune.com/) displays for a single second, then clears to all white. I've tried disabling extensions… (funda kabanzi)

This has been going on for some time. One site (https://www.chicagotribune.com/) displays for a single second, then clears to all white. I've tried disabling extensions and the Troubleshoot Mode, without any difference.

I am using MacOS 10.14.6 and Firefox 99.0.1. (Yes, I know there is a newer FF version, but the last time I tried to update all my bookmarks vanished.)

THANKS! Kevin Killion

Asked by KevinKillion 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

ERROR MESSAGE: The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened

Hardware: iMac 5K, 27-inch, 2017 macOS: Ventura 13.2 Firefox: 109.0.dmg File Type: Disk Image For an unknown reason my Firefox browser locked up in the middle of a ses… (funda kabanzi)

Hardware: iMac 5K, 27-inch, 2017 macOS: Ventura 13.2 Firefox: 109.0.dmg File Type: Disk Image

For an unknown reason my Firefox browser locked up in the middle of a session. A full system re-start failed to fix the problem – all other software Apple Safari, Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop and Microsoft Office etc. continue to work as normal. Both Bitdefender and Malwarebytes full system scans have failed to identify any security issues.

To remove any possibility there was a macOS issue I successfully recovered the operating system from the mac in Recovery mode.

As the Firefox app would still not respond to the normal app opening process I removed the failed app from the mac “Applications” folder using the AppCleaner app and downloaded a new Firefox app file from the Mozilla Firefox site. I then dragged the downloaded file to the mac “Applications” folder and while holding the control key Ejected “Firefox” from the menu - the “Firefox” named disk icon on the mac screen and showing in the Finder “Locations” disappeared. Following this I successfully dragged Firefox from the “Applications” folder to the dock.

When the Firefox icon in the dock or in the Applications folder are selected the error message appears: The application “Firefox.app” can’t be opened. Repeated deletion of the Firefox app from the mac, restarting the mac, re-downloading the Mozilla Firefox app etc. etc. has resulted in the same failure. In the interim I am using Safari for the web but want to resume using Firefox asap due to Safari’s limitations.

Am I missing something in the Firefox installation procedure or there is an unrecognised security bug in the system? This is the first time I have had any issue arise with a Firefox installation process on either Windows or Apple systems.

Grateful for any advice.

Asked by Poppa 2 emasontweni adlule

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