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Firefox (Canonical/Ubuntu) snap app can't open external apps does firefox have --classic confinement policy

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows… (funda kabanzi)

I am having issues with opening link for external applications. The application can be What'sApp or Zoom or Slack and when trying to open an external app I get a windows that ask for me to select the application to open the link.. When doing this the only option have I have is System Handler and Choose Application.. Neither option is helpful.. This did not happen with firefox packaged with .deb .. I am assuming that this deal with snap sandbox security.. I later read an article

I did a little reading and came across a link https://ubuntu.com/blog/how-to-snap-introducing-classic-confinement

Which instructed on how to create a snap with --classic confinement.. I am not sure if this will resolve the issue that I am having .. But I didn't find that I could install firefox snap with the --classic option.. I am not that familiar with snaps so I could be completely off but wanted to know if someone could look into it..

I would like to add an image but it doesn't seem like firefox will allow me to on this page. (Browse is not opening a window) Also copy and paste didn't work

Asked by lradical 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 4 izinyanga ezidlule

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version 91 of firefox keeps freezing the OS - Linux

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then … (funda kabanzi)

For quite a while I am using Firefox and had no issues, but recently, with new version , I am constantly facing two issues 1. the initial load of a page takes more then 30 seconds , sometimes 1 minute, but after the first page has been loaded if I open another page , it will be as usual 2. Completely random and without any sign of slowing down the OS - the OS freezes - nothing works at all and I have to restart it using the power button. ( and this happens when Firefox is open so I doubt Firefox)

version Firefox Browser 91.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by vhsu20 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Firefox can't load websites but other browsers can

Loading a web page stopped in the middle. I have checked my internet connection: OK. After that no one web pages was opened in the firefox browser. I have opened Chrome a… (funda kabanzi)

Loading a web page stopped in the middle. I have checked my internet connection: OK. After that no one web pages was opened in the firefox browser. I have opened Chrome and everything worked well , web pages has been opened.

I have purge firefox installation (apt purge firefox) and installed again. Not helped. I have switched off all the extensions. Not helped.

I have read and followed the things in the article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can Nothing helped.

I am using Ubuntu (Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS) any idea?

Asked by mila 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Crashes don't leave crash report

I'm struggling with firefox crashing every few days or so. Unfortunately, pretty often there is no crash report. Is there a way I can sanely get to the bottom of this? … (funda kabanzi)

I'm struggling with firefox crashing every few days or so. Unfortunately, pretty often there is no crash report. Is there a way I can sanely get to the bottom of this?

It happens to me more often with Cisco Webex than other scenarios, but there are also completely unrelated crashes.

This is Ubuntu 20.04 and standard firefox package installation. I haven't yet turned off the extensions:

 feedbro
 gnome shell integration
 stylus
 uBlock origin

I hesitate to disable them since most are important to my work.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by quinnj 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 izinyanga ezidlule

double prompt for primary password at the beggining of a firefox session

For last fiew days I get a double prompt for primary password when I start a firefox session (on linux ubuntu 20.04). I'm worried if this is a bug or a troyan. What can … (funda kabanzi)

For last fiew days I get a double prompt for primary password when I start a firefox session (on linux ubuntu 20.04). I'm worried if this is a bug or a troyan.

What can I do to find out?

Asked by Nino Rode 59 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 izinyanga ezidlule

unable to access files from hidden directory.

Hello, Recently, I updated ubuntu to the latest version, and had set Firefox as my primary browser (as I normally did). I, however, could no longer access to the local hi… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

Recently, I updated ubuntu to the latest version, and had set Firefox as my primary browser (as I normally did).

I, however, could no longer access to the local hidden directories, i.e.: .local, etc., with this version. I even tried to disable Firefox sandbox security, security.sandbox.content.level = 0, and changed chown/chmod to the lowest levels, but those didn't help.

The issue can be repeated via the URL in Firefox as followed:

file:///home/y2021x/.local

or any other hidden directory. I could open these files/directories in the older versions of Firefox.

Am I overlooking something? I appreciate very much if you could help me find out the solution to this problem. Thank you very much.

Asked by y2010x 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Tab title causes resizing of tab content

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize t… (funda kabanzi)

When video/audio starts playing on a browser, the tab title displays 'playing' text. This additional line resizes the window height and causes the tab content to resize too. For example youtube starts resizing video window height and width - and this is very annoying. How do I remove 'playing' text from tab FOREVER?

Asked by smalex9 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 10 izinyanga ezidlule

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Google docs add-ons not working on Firefox

I am using Firefox 95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I want to use an add-on in google docs, I see this error screen in Firefox. Opening the add-on in a separate window does n… (funda kabanzi)

I am using Firefox 95.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04. When I want to use an add-on in google docs, I see this error screen in Firefox. Opening the add-on in a separate window does not work either and even if it did, it would be off the purpose of a google doc add-on. How can I solve this problem?

Asked by Arman 5 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Arman 5 izinyanga ezidlule

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Where Does Firefox Store Locations of Used Websites?

This the second time I am entering this problem -- the first time Firefox refused to let me return to this site. First, I am running Firefox on Ubuntu, but Ubuntu is not … (funda kabanzi)

This the second time I am entering this problem -- the first time Firefox refused to let me return to this site.

First, I am running Firefox on Ubuntu, but Ubuntu is not relevant because the same issue occurs in Windows.

Whenever I access a file, for example, one at https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Chioneosoma, its color (which is programmable) changes from a light bluish green to a deeper violet. Where is this color-difference stored? I have thousands of WikiSpecies files I have accessed, and they all show the violet "accessed" color if I ever have opened the file to read its contents. The problem is that when Ubuntu has to be reinstalled, I can add references to all my files, but the color-changes seem to be lost. This is a serious issue, because I currently have over 50,000 files referenced (and saved in my directory file:///home/jwill/Documents/WikiSpecies/Animalia_Plantae_8) and am still adding to them!

I think the storage location must be somewhere in one or more of the following files ('_' replaced '/'):

   _home_jwill_.mozilla
   _home_jwill_.cache_mozilla_firefox 
   _home_jwill_.cache_MM_firefox
   _usr_lib_firefox

Can you please tell me where the list of accessed files is stored? Whenever I enter a referenced directory, to access it, the color changes; so, Firefox must be able to store a reference to each new referenced directory name.

Asked by jwill1000000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by jwill1000000 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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When exiting fullscreen videos, Firefox's window size changes to maximixed even if it was smaller pre-fullscreen

When I click the fullscreen button on a video, such as YouTube or Netflix, I find that upon exiting the fullscreen video and going back to normal screen, Firefox's window… (funda kabanzi)

When I click the fullscreen button on a video, such as YouTube or Netflix, I find that upon exiting the fullscreen video and going back to normal screen, Firefox's window size is now maximized, when it was a smaller window before clicking the fullscreen button.

I am running Ubuntu 21.10 and I don't recall having the issue in previous versions.

Asked by Anthony 7 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 izinyanga ezidlule

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Geckomain Process

On certain websites this "Geckomain" process destroys my CPU to 100% and maxes my network traffic with more upload traffic than download, using a lot of my data and bandw… (funda kabanzi)

On certain websites this "Geckomain" process destroys my CPU to 100% and maxes my network traffic with more upload traffic than download, using a lot of my data and bandwidth etc. This is a major concern because I have to pay for my data, it's not unlimited. If left open this process will consume more than 1.5gb of RAM while nothing functions. The only way to stop it is to leave the website. I have to use these websites for my job, so I can't just avoid them. I need a resolution ASAP. Thank you.

Asked by katclix 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by cor-el 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Cyrillic is transcripted to Latin alphabet

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language sett… (funda kabanzi)

Hello, I am using Firefox for many years with Ubuntu but recently Firefox started to transcript Cyrillic page into Latin ones. I tried to change some of the language settings, but nothing worked. My standard language is German. How can I make Firefox show the pages in Cyrillic alphabet? Thank you for your help.

Asked by mistervertigo 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by mistervertigo 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Resize Window. Cannot Do It

Version 92.0 (64 bit) Ubuntu: 18.04, 20.04 For a couple of months, I have not been able to resize the FF window. Consequently, I abandoned FF for Chrome. I've just upgrad… (funda kabanzi)

Version 92.0 (64 bit) Ubuntu: 18.04, 20.04

For a couple of months, I have not been able to resize the FF window. Consequently, I abandoned FF for Chrome. I've just upgraded my os to Ubuntu 20.04 (from 18.04) so I thought I'd try FF again. The problem persists.

Minimize/Maximize work fine, but when non-maximized, the resize "handles" don't show up (see attached image). I've tried safe-mode, as suggested by some previous post, but it hasn't helped.

Asked by rudolf.fernandes 8 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by rudolf.fernandes 8 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox on Ubuntu LTE with WSL2 and GWSL - Crashs all the time

Hello, what can i do when i get a message "Sorry. We just need to do one small thing to keep going." with <Restart Firefox> or "Gah. Your tab just crashed." all the… (funda kabanzi)

Hello,

what can i do when i get a message "Sorry. We just need to do one small thing to keep going." with <Restart Firefox> or "Gah. Your tab just crashed." all the time i open firefox? A restart with Add-Ons disabled does not help. I send the troubleshooting information from Help/Troubleshooting information. As one can see Firefox does not seem to produce crash reports either.

Kind regards Atomino Zweitausend

Asked by atomino2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by atomino2000 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Cannot keep firefox open when signed into Mozilla Sync account

I'm running version v92.0 (64) on ubuntu 21.04. Firefox would crash upon opening when signed in. It would stay active enough for me to disable the extensions & them… (funda kabanzi)

I'm running version v92.0 (64) on ubuntu 21.04. Firefox would crash upon opening when signed in. It would stay active enough for me to disable the extensions & themes. After doing that it still crashed. I tried going into Troubleshooting mode and it would still crash. I went into Troubleshooting mode and did a refresh. It was still crashing. Finally I signed out of my mozilla sync account and the browser has stayed active long enough for me to type this report.

I've submitted all crash reports in about:crashes, and I'm not really sure what to do next.

Perhaps a local version of the Mozilla Sync profile has been corrupted? if so, is there a way to remove it and pull down the "sync"ed version from Mozilla's servers? What if the version on Mozilla's server's has been corrupted? should I back up the local profile (wherever it is) before removing?

I hope I've given enough information. Please let me know if you need further, more specific information.

Asked by Adam Parduhn 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Last reply by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox wont open file browser via websites

I'm running Linux Ubuntu 20.4 Whenever I try to use a website that has a browse button (e.g. youtube uploader, google drive, etc) I click it but nothing happens, no file … (funda kabanzi)

I'm running Linux Ubuntu 20.4

Whenever I try to use a website that has a browse button (e.g. youtube uploader, google drive, etc) I click it but nothing happens, no file browser comes up.

As per previous discussions on this issue, I have tried Safe mode, refresh (in fact total new operating system and re-install of firefox) and disabling hardware acceleration, even turning off popup blocker and none of these have made any difference.

Asked by blackwhitehorse22 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by blackwhitehorse22 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox is taking over my RAM

What is going on with Firefox on Linux? It's been my favorite browser for years and I want to stick with it, but it becomes unusable. I've got 32GB of RAM, so I should t… (funda kabanzi)

What is going on with Firefox on Linux? It's been my favorite browser for years and I want to stick with it, but it becomes unusable.

I've got 32GB of RAM, so I should theoretically be able to open quite a few tabs (which I need as a web developer), but when I have about 15 tabs open, it consumes about 1GB of ram per tab. Usually I have some webmail tabs open, google drive, youtube, some documentation and references, github, example sites... you know, the usuall stuff you find in a web dev's browser.

I'm running the latest updates on Ubuntu 20.04 and have the latest Firefox installed. On my Windows (dual-boot so the same computer, but windoze is more for gaming than for work), I can open 50 tabs and have no memory issues at all. I'm syncing my extensions so it's the exact same configuration, yet on Linux it's huge a pain in the behind to keep using it.

Are there any fixes for this? I've seen other complain about similar issues for previous versions of Firefox and other Linux distros, I've ran through all the self help suggestions and nothing helps.

Asked by Jan 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by Jan 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Can't open links from other apps, error "Firefox is already running"

This question was asked 6 months ago and I have the same problem. Running Ubuntu Mate 21.04 (metacity), FF 91.0.2 (64-bit). I have it set up with two different profiles, … (funda kabanzi)

This question was asked 6 months ago and I have the same problem.

Running Ubuntu Mate 21.04 (metacity), FF 91.0.2 (64-bit). I have it set up with two different profiles, with separate menu entries for each using "firefox -P [PROFILE NAME] -no-remote %u". One of them is set to always use private browsing mode and I use that profile as my default app in mate.

If if set chrome as my default browser, I can open links from other apps without a problem regardless of chrome being already running or not.

When I set FF as default, whenever it is already open and I try to open a link, I get a "Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile." error.

I've seen some comments about similar issues with wayland and tried setting MOZ_DBUS_REMOTE and even MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND to 1.

Can you help me?

Asked by vbm 9 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 9 izinyanga ezidlule

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Firefox 91 menu button not working

Problem appeared in the last few days so I assume it is due to the recent update - 91.0.2 Clicking the Menu button (3 bars), the button goes grey but the application menu… (funda kabanzi)

Problem appeared in the last few days so I assume it is due to the recent update - 91.0.2

Clicking the Menu button (3 bars), the button goes grey but the application menu does not appear. If I move the mouse around, I see flashes of the menu but that's all. A graphics problem?

I have also found that copying and pasting is inconsistent. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Sometimes it flashes. No problem in Thunderbird or other applications.

I have tried reinstalling Firefox - no difference I have tried Firefox in Safe Mode - no difference

Linux Ubuntu 21.04 Gigabyte B360M HD3 with integrated graphics

Any advice gratefully received

Asked by habana73 10 izinyanga ezidlule

Answered by FredMcD 10 izinyanga ezidlule