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  • Kusonjululiwe

Firefox Browser crashes

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there… (funda kabanzi)

The browser crashes about every two or three days. I have enabled all four boxes in preferences (Priv & Sec settings) but the crash reporter does not appear. Is there anywhere in the Fedora Linux system where I can get some info about why this keep happening?

Asked by scm999 3 emasontweni adlule

Answered by scm999 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Ikhiyiwe

I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (funda kabanzi)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by Seburo 2 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Password manager: identifier of an account not belonging to me?

Hello, In my Firefox password manager (Lockwyse), I have the credentials of a valid twitter.com account of someone I don't know. It looks like a nice security hole. Am I … (funda kabanzi)

Hello, In my Firefox password manager (Lockwyse), I have the credentials of a valid twitter.com account of someone I don't know. It looks like a nice security hole. Am I seriously worried about the security of my own password? How and who should I inform Mozilla about this serious problem? Thank you in advance for your assistance ? Cordially.

Asked by vincent.loupien 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 3 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

I can't print "selections only" on my Linux Mint 20. what can I do?

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution. I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that. Kernel: 5.4.0-… (funda kabanzi)

I asked the same question on my Linux Mint Forum page, but still struggling with solution.

I cannot print selected text only, there is no option for that.

Kernel: 5.4.0-53-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal

Asked by Sergei Aleinikov 2 emasontweni adlule

Answered by Sergei Aleinikov 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

WebGL creation fails on Firefox.

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox is having issues with WebGl on my Ubuntu 20.04 and therefore fails on several HTML5 pages (eg. https://www.wirple.com/bmark/). This issue is not present in other browsers so I chalk it up as an issue with firefox rather than my driver.

I am using NVIDIA driver 455, which works best on my machine by all benchmarks.

Here is the snapshot of my about:support page relevant sections:

  • WebGL 1 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. * Exhausted GL driver options.
  • WebGL 1 Driver Version -
  • WebGL 1 Driver Extensions -
  • WebGL 1 Extensions -
  • WebGL 2 Driver WSI Info -
  • WebGL 2 Driver Renderer WebGL creation failed: * AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system.

GPU #1 Active Yes Description GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Vendor ID 0x10de Device ID GeForce 940M/PCIe/SSE2 Driver Vendor nvidia/unknown Driver Version 455.45.1.0 RAM 0


I am also unable to find " AllowWebgl2:false" and "WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false" in my about:preferences.

Below is the console output when this error happens on an HTML5 game (works perfectly on other browsers)

Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://secure.adnxs.com/px?id=776911&seg=6628011&t=1”. index:1:1 Loading failed for the <script> with source “https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js”. index:1:1 unreachable code after return statement alerts.js:1560:8 Use of mozImageSmoothingEnabled is deprecated. Please use the unprefixed imageSmoothingEnabled property instead. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:1473:83 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: failIfMajorPerformanceCaveat: Compositor is not hardware-accelerated. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 WebGL warning: <Create>: AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • AllowWebgl2:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:406

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27655:493

WebGL warning: <Create>: WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system. ForgeHX-eca4ceb0.js:27656:68 Failed to create WebGL context: WebGL creation failed:

  • WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.
  • Exhausted GL driver options.

Any help appreciated.

Asked by urfrndnik 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Can menu on right-click be re-arranged/modified?

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't s… (funda kabanzi)

There used to be an extension that allowed the menu on right-click to be modified/re-arranged. Have yet to find similar extension and so, was wondering if i just didn't see it yet and/or if something might be available in about:config that would allow this?

Thank you!

Asked by danielson 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

I can't get or receive sound on zoom

A window on zoom says I need to update my browser,but I thought firefox updates on it's own by default. So, how do I get to talk on zoom other than also using a telephone… (funda kabanzi)

A window on zoom says I need to update my browser,but I thought firefox updates on it's own by default. So, how do I get to talk on zoom other than also using a telephone? I plugged in a mic that I have,but it didn't help. I use an old web cam for visual, as my monitor has no camera.

Asked by trumpkinland 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 4 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Unable to access many websites due to a "Secure Connection Failed: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR".

I'm unable to access many sites including YouTube, Google and many more, due to the mentioned error dialogue. I have tried clearing the cache, and my laptop is running th… (funda kabanzi)

I'm unable to access many sites including YouTube, Google and many more, due to the mentioned error dialogue. I have tried clearing the cache, and my laptop is running the correct time and date. Please help me out.

Asked by Rohan 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Download files started failing on Linux

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla… (funda kabanzi)

When I try to dowload a file, i fails and create a 0 byte file. I tried with repository firefox, and download the tar.gz from dev version. Both fail. I deleted ~/.mozilla and ~/.cache/mozilla to start fresh and the error persist. I can browse, open a PDF in integrated viewer, but I am unable to save it. Other browsers can download files to ~/Downloads without problems.

Any hint of how to debug (and/or solve) the problem is welcome.

Thanks

Asked by enboig 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by enboig 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Changing linux shortcuts to resemble apple shortcuts

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkey… (funda kabanzi)

I'm used to using firefox in OSX but I've got some task that I have to complete on a Linux machine. I was wondering if there a way to adjust the bindings for the shortkeys so they resemble the key bindings in OSX?

Asked by sfp.kemp 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by sfp.kemp 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Firefox heavy spike and sometime freeze when PC is in high GPU usage

Hi I'm an Computer Vision engineer and I migrated from Chrome recently. The problem is, when I train a neural network and GPU utilization goes beyond 90% Firefox becomes … (funda kabanzi)

Hi

I'm an Computer Vision engineer and I migrated from Chrome recently.

The problem is, when I train a neural network and GPU utilization goes beyond 90% Firefox becomes unusable and sometime freeze my whole PC entirely.

I'm not even talking about YouTube or video sites, just new tab is enough to cause problem.

This never happen in Chrome and I'm forced to keep using it every time I need to use GPU.

Is there any tip for this?

Asked by palm22180 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 ezinsukwini ezidlule

  • Kusonjululiwe

Right clicking a line is opening it in a new tab instead of showing me the normal context menu

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infur… (funda kabanzi)

I need to know how to get the browser back to its normal functionality. I cannot right click on pretty much anything without it opening something in a new tab. It's infuriating and I can't find the answer on google. Does anyone have any solution? It breaks my workflow to the point where I am considering switching bowers. Have happily been using Firefox for 10 years without this problem. Reinstalling does nothing.

I think the real problem is that it opens the little context menu and then immediately clicks the first option. For example if I right-click a misspelled word it just fixes it automatically.

Asked by richard.lluttrell 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Answered by richard.lluttrell 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Please help! I lost all my Sync Data/Settings

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc. I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the F… (funda kabanzi)

Firefox refused my written password and I needed to reset it. Now I have no bookmarks, add-ons, logins, etc.

I'm very disappointed it would do this. I've donated to the Firefox project in the past.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by Mitchell X. 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

How to remoave a cam from the dialog

Hi, I have following problem. If i start a meeting, like jitsi, I always be prompt for droidcam as camera but i use another android app. So how to remove that and setting… (funda kabanzi)

Hi, I have following problem. If i start a meeting, like jitsi, I always be prompt for droidcam as camera but i use another android app. So how to remove that and setting up a new one as webcam. I know i can use my little smartphone but, for talking is it enough, but i have to typ words too and this is much more easy an the old laptop. So how can i remove the previous cam, remove it from the cache or what ever it is called, and add a new one without out buying an usb-cam!

greetings hendrik

Asked by hlehmbruch 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Bookmark to a specific about:config setting ?

CentOS Linux finally upgraded FF 68esr to FF 82esr. Of course this had to break something. For years I have had a bookmark to "about:config?filter=signon.rememberSignoabo… (funda kabanzi)

CentOS Linux finally upgraded FF 68esr to FF 82esr. Of course this had to break something. For years I have had a bookmark to "about:config?filter=signon.rememberSignoabout:config?filter=signon.rememberSignons" This allowed me to easily toggle on or off the prompt for my master password when I browsed a site for which I had stored credentials. This bookmark no longer works. It takes me to the generic about:config page but does not fill in the setting which I am looking for. Is there a way to fix this?

I used to have some sort of addon or other feature which allowed me to only unlock my saved credentials when I wanted to logon to a site. When that broke or went away I found the about:config setting and created a bookmark to it. Being prompted to unlock my stored credentials every time I hit a site for which I have credentials is very annoying. Leaving my credentials file unlocked is a security concern.

Any advice would be appreciated.

TIA,

Ken

Asked by r5igti 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by r5igti 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

Initiating sync makes my entire computer slow and almost unresponsive

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always r… (funda kabanzi)

This seems to be a newish issue - as in, I think it has not been happening until at least a few weeks ago. The computer (linux) is always on, and firefox is also always running (except when I update to a new version). But I was not using the computer for a while. Today I sat at the computer expecting to see all my tabs that I sent to it via "send tab to device", but as soon as firefox started syncing, everything slowed down to a crawl (to the point where even typing to a terminal would have upwards to several seconds of lag). Weirdly, it doesn't seem as if there's a lot of CPU or IO being used, according to top and iotop - but I was seeing multiple "migration" processes (that went away after quitting firefox), suggesting that there are many threads doing very little work in aggregate. After googling a bit I tried setting sync.log.appender.console to Debug and looking at debug console, which didn't tell me anything interesting - it actually looks as if the sync itself completes fast. And, in fact, my bookmarks seem to have synced to today's state correctly. (restarting after updating to current version does not seem to help; running in safe mode also doesn't seem to help)

1) What's up? How do I stop this from happening?

2) How do I get my "sent" tabs? Even a list for the past 2 weeks would be fine. Working it out from browsing history would be ... a lot of needles in even more piles of hay.

Asked by xKiv 2 emasontweni adlule

Last reply by xKiv 6 ezinsukwini ezidlule

pdf viewer

I use an app that enables me to scan an expense to pdf, then opens the pdf file so I can see the details to enter the amount, supplier, expense type, date into the bookke… (funda kabanzi)

I use an app that enables me to scan an expense to pdf, then opens the pdf file so I can see the details to enter the amount, supplier, expense type, date into the bookkeeping system to create the bookkeeping entry and attach the pdf to it. I use Firefox as my default browser (version 83.0). However, I cannot see the PDF data anymore - it is totally blank, so I cannot use the functionality. I have queried this with the bookkeeping support who say this is a browser issue. If I use another browser e.g. Opera the functionality works fine. Can anyone suggest whether this is a Firefox settings issue or suggest a fix? TIA

Asked by Pedro 1 isonto elidlule

Last reply by cor-el 1 isonto elidlule

Firefox often times out accessing paypal.com and other sites using DigiCert certificates

Firefox often times out when accessing paypal.com and other sites that use certificates from DigiCert. The same sites can be accessed reliably, from the same computer at … (funda kabanzi)

Firefox often times out when accessing paypal.com and other sites that use certificates from DigiCert. The same sites can be accessed reliably, from the same computer at the same time, using chromium-based browsers.

The problem goes away if I disable the check to query OCSP responder, which may indicate the cause of the problem.

Often the sites can be accessed after restarting firefox, but after a few tries the problem recurs. This is not a solution as PayPal is often accessed in the last steps of an online purchase.

Asked by em2jacks 1 isonto elidlule

hello I have a question about cookies and cache

Hello all I have a site that I log into to manage different things and everytime I go the help section it asks me to relogin. I contacted the support for this site and t… (funda kabanzi)

Hello all I have a site that I log into to manage different things and everytime I go the help section it asks me to relogin. I contacted the support for this site and they say it is a problem of cookies or cache. However, even after I have wiped the cookies and delete the navigation history, I cannot log in.

Is there a magic way to clean cache and cookies, thank you

Kimbert

ps when joiningdata

found this "safeMode": false,

   "supportURL": "https://support.mozilla.org/1/firefox/81.0/Linux/en-US/",
   "numTotalWindows": 1,
   "numRemoteWindows": 1,
   "remoteAutoStart": true,
   "autoStartStatus": 1,
   "policiesStatus": 0,
   "keyLocationServiceGoogleFound": true,
   "keySafebrowsingGoogleFound": true,
   "keyMozillaFound": false 

??? what is this 'remote'!!!

Asked by Kimbert 1 inyanga edlule

Last reply by Kimbert 1 isonto elidlule