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Cursor blink problem in Firefox 84

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unres… (funda kabanzi)

I'm having a new problem with Firefox, which I think appeared with Firefox 84 (but I'm not 100% sure). When I type in some text boxes, the cursor gets very slow and unresponsive to move around by the keyboard _if_ the text in the box is long enough so that a scrollbar appears on the right hand side. Sometimes. It doesn't happen at all sites -- it's not duplicating in this textbox that I'm typing in right now -- but it happens all of the time in the message boxes at playdiplomacy.com, and sometimes on GitHub.com when posting issues. Sporadically and unreliably.

As far as I can tell, the cursor is still moving quickly and responsively, but the blink itself isn't happening so I can't see it. If I hold down the left cursor key, it looks like the cursor isn't going anywhere, but if I hit a letter key that letter appears instantly at the location where the cursor has apparently moved to, with no delay.

The problem does not occur when I hold down shift (to highlight) while moving the cursor via the arrow keys, which further suggests that it is somehow related to the cursor blinking.

Restarting in safe mode makes the problem go away instantly. Disabling all add-ons myself does not. Starting with a brand new profile does _not_ make the problem go away either. So there's something safe mode is doing that a new profile doesn't.

Any idea what might be causing this?

(Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 84.0).

Thanks!

Asked by Vultan 1 unyaka odlule

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"For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." message.

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. The message "For quick access, place your bookmarks here on the bookmarks toolbar. Manage bookmarks..." has appeared at the top of my Firefox window. I don't think it's been there for more than a couple of days, so it must have been added by a recent update. I already have my bookmarks available just fine, so is there a way to get rid of the message? Thanks!

Asked by Archdevil155 1 unyaka odlule

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Does Firefox support .mp4 video?

On page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/html5-audio-and-video-firefox?redirectslug=viewing-html5-audio-and-video&redirectlocale=en-US I find "AAC and H.264/MPEG-… (funda kabanzi)

On page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/html5-audio-and-video-firefox?redirectslug=viewing-html5-audio-and-video&redirectlocale=en-US

I find "AAC and H.264/MPEG-4 AVC are patented audio/video compression formats. They can be viewed in Firefox using built-in OS libraries (so neither Mozilla nor you need to pay a fee) if embedded in the MP4 container format (.mp4, .m4a, .m4p, .m4b, .m4r, .m4v file types)."

But when I create an HTML page with the following HTML5 code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<body>
</body>
This is a test of video.
<video src="C:/MyVideoFile.mp4" controls>
</video>
</html>

I get the error "No video with supported format and MIME type found". Does Firefox in fact support .mp4 video? If so, what changes do I need to make in the HTML?

Asked by WoodyFF 1 unyaka odlule

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"simplify page" option missing in print preview

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. … (funda kabanzi)

Today, when I go to print out a web page, the format of the Print Preview window has changed and the"Simplify Page" option is missing. I use this feature all the time. Without it many pages are impossible to print. How can I restore this feature?

Asked by dplant 1 unyaka odlule

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (funda kabanzi)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

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Website always opens in container, "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" doesn't work

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit) I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open … (funda kabanzi)

Desktop FireFox browser v. 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I made the mistake of asking to always open a site in a container and for it to remember my choice. Now I can't get it to open in no container. The context menu choice to "Reopen in Container" => "No Container" seems to ignored.

The issue: I have to different logins for a site (dev.azure.com). I open one in the work container and the other in no container. I didn't realize the open in container would operate only on the domain, which makes sense in hindsight. However, now the site is broken for one of the sites, and I can't find where to reset this choice. How do I do that?

Asked by nancy.folsom 1 unyaka odlule

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Wordpress Website not (re-)loading in Firefox

Hi @ all, our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. Thi… (funda kabanzi)

Hi @ all,

our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. This only happens in Firefox, Safari and other Chrome-based Browsers don't show this, perfectly working there (as far as I could check).

I already checked Firefox developer tools, like console or resource loadings etc. There is no issue I can find. I'm completely lost, no hint at all, why this happens in Firefox only.

Please find a short video here: https://imgur.com/a/31XyiMi

I'm thankful for every hint into the right direction.

Best regards!

Asked by admin340 1 unyaka odlule

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How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen? (Firefox latest 2021)

Hi all How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen? Is it some option in about:config I rec… (funda kabanzi)

Hi all

How do I remove both the Fullscreen warning notification and the transition animation in switching to/back from fullscreen?

Is it some option in about:config I reckon?

Thanks Vin

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TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 support

Dear support team, hope you are well in these difficult times. My question concerns the support of TLS 1.0 and 1.1. I have a rather old Netgear NAS within my network but … (funda kabanzi)

Dear support team,

hope you are well in these difficult times. My question concerns the support of TLS 1.0 and 1.1. I have a rather old Netgear NAS within my network but it runs quite well. Access to it's web site requires one of the above TLS versions. Netgear has discontinued support for this device. I have found some web content which describes changing the TLS version in "about:config" of FireFox. Changing this parameter worked well already.

How long will Mozilla provide these configuration parameters "security.tls.version.max" and "security.tls.version.min" in "about:config"? If ending availability of older TLS versions in FireFox, I will not be able to run my NAS any more - a very expensive consequence I think (NAS migration).

Thanks a lot in advance, stay safe

Guenther Gredy

Asked by guenther.gredy 1 unyaka odlule

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Recovering data

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefi… (funda kabanzi)

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefinitely. I managed to find some appdata information locally on my computer, but I do not know how to go from there.

Asked by thekim0517 1 unyaka odlule

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ZIP Files Downloading as PDFs

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly he… (funda kabanzi)

Background: I'm currently tutoring full-time, and the site I use allows tutors to download the session afterward as a .zip folder. In the past this has been incredibly helpful, because it allows me to review my lessons and improve my planning.

Current Issue: For some reason Firefox now appears to be misinterpreting these ZIP files as PDFs. When I begin the download, Firefox gives me the option to either open (as PDF) in Firefox, or to download. At this point (before any download occurs) Firefox has already labeled the file as a PDF. If I open it in Firefox, obviously it doesn't work (being a .zip folder.) If I download it, Windows Explorer usually lets me explore it as a .zip folder, but recently, about 10% of the files I download (even if I never open them as a PDF) still download as a PDF and are therefore inaccessible.

Fixes: I've tried downloading instead of opening with Firefox. This works about 90-95% of the time; not sure what the issue is. I've tried re-assigning the file type in Windows Explorer, to no avail. I've adjusted Firefox preferences (from "always ask" to "use Windows Explorer.") I'm not sure this will help, but will try.

Any advice? I hate to sound fussy, but I'm pretty meticulous about saving my lessons and hate losing that much data on my students. While I can save each file independently, it takes much longer. Thank you!

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgradin… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2; all I have now is "Print", which brings up a Microsoft Edge style print dialog. Is this an upgrading error, or is it just the way Firefox will be now?

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PDF Viewer Toolbar Toggle

Hi. Is there a way to create a shortcut-key toggle to make the PDF Viewer toolbar appear and disappear? I've implemented the CSS code for removing the toolbar altogether… (funda kabanzi)

Hi. Is there a way to create a shortcut-key toggle to make the PDF Viewer toolbar appear and disappear? I've implemented the CSS code for removing the toolbar altogether, but some key features require the toolbar. Hope there's a way to get this done. Thanks a lot!

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Can't delete Other Bookmarks folder from bookmarks bar

Hi community, Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidental… (funda kabanzi)

Hi community,

Somehow the Other Bookmarks folder showed up at the end of my bookmarks bar. I am pretty sure it was not there yesterday. I assume that somehow I accidentally placed it there.

The problem is that I can't either move it, or remove it from there. When you select it, delete option is grey and not available. Does anyone now exactly how to remove it from the bookmarks bar?

Thank you people... :)

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Missing "List all tabs" button when Firefox is maximized

Firefox has a "list all tabs" button, which looks like a "v" in the tabs bar, next to the plus. It works great but when I maximize the window (not F11 full screen, but W… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox has a "list all tabs" button, which looks like a "v" in the tabs bar, next to the plus. It works great but when I maximize the window (not F11 full screen, but Windows OS Maximize Window), this button disappears. Seems like a bug; I can't think why you would want that button to be removed when the window is maximized.

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Credit card autofill does not fill form fields

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but n… (funda kabanzi)

I have Firefox 84.0.1 on Linux Mint, and I have filled in the information for one credit card. When I hover over credit card fields on retail site forms, I usually (but not always) get a pop-up "hint" showing the card number and/or expiration date ... but I cannot get the browser to actually fill in the form field. I've tried clicking, hitting Enter, hitting Tab, but nothing actually puts the information from the pop-up into the form field. Any hints as to what part of the incantation I am missing would be appreciated.

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Firefox not displaying correctly but Chrome does!

I have attached 2 screenshots of the same website using Firefox and Chrome and the prices do not display on Firefox as you can see. The prices only show on Firefox for th… (funda kabanzi)

I have attached 2 screenshots of the same website using Firefox and Chrome and the prices do not display on Firefox as you can see.

The prices only show on Firefox for the items at the bottom of the page but Chrome shows all item prices.

I am running Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) and the screenshot was takne when I ran it in Safe Mode with add-ons disabled to rule out them.

Any help would be appreciated as I need to use Chrome to see this correctly which means having 2 browsers open and I would rather use only Firefox.

Thanks.

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Increase Size of Picture-In-Picture mode?

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and… (funda kabanzi)

When Picture-In-Picture mode first release, the size of the video was respective to the video's resolution, the window would increase in size the large the resolution and decrease the smaller. This allowed the window to be customizable in size. Now, for me at least, every picture-in-picture video is a tiny window. Is there a way to tweak and increase the size of the video like before?

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Some websites' fonts are thin and barely readable

Hello, I have had this problem for a while now and I am not sure when it happened but it's been like this for around a year now. Some we websites (NOT ALL) appear to me l… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I have had this problem for a while now and I am not sure when it happened but it's been like this for around a year now.

Some we websites (NOT ALL) appear to me like they have a thin, pixelated font and it's hard to read them sometimes. See screenshot.

I have already checked my Windows' ClearType settings and that seems to be fine. Is there another solution to this?

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