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links and tabs

Is it just me or is it impossible to click on links and stay on the same tab? Or am I now doomed to have 20 tabs open while searching for stuff on ebay, ect? Did firefox … (read more)

Is it just me or is it impossible to click on links and stay on the same tab? Or am I now doomed to have 20 tabs open while searching for stuff on ebay, ect? Did firefox just make the forward and back navigation buttons useless because firefox is going to open a new page or tab every time we click on anything?

Asked by bth731 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

Linux becomes sometimes completely unresponsive when browsing the web with Firefox

Hi everyone! When I browse the web with Firefox, it happens that the system becomes completely unresponsive. Some web pages seems to make Firefox using a lot of RAM and w… (read more)

Hi everyone!

When I browse the web with Firefox, it happens that the system becomes completely unresponsive. Some web pages seems to make Firefox using a lot of RAM and write a lot on the hard drive. I cannot actually say much more, because it not even possible to login in a console. The system is too slow and the console login times out... Firefox (or Web Content) writes wildly on the hard drive.

I used the Firefox provided by my Linux distribution (Linux Mint), but also the one downloaded from mozilla.org. The problem seems to be less frequent for the second, but it happend nevertheless.

The point is that this problem with Firefox happens sometimes, for example, when I forget the browser open on somehow demanding webpage (like in newspapers where there are a lot of media, graphics, and so on).

A point is also that I cannot replicate this "bug". If now I browsed the same pages that made the mess, nothing would probably happen.

I thought it had to do with the swap, but the system hanged both when the swap space was enabled and when it was disabled.

I saved a copy of the profile (and the cache) after the last crash, if they could be useful. The last time I had actually to force the shutdown of the computer, because there was no way to regain control over it.

Any ideas?

Thank you for your answers!

Asked by brancalessio 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

search extensions wrongly marked as "acrive"

On page about:support I can see the following extensions marked as "active". Modules complémentaires Nom Type Version Activé ID Amazon.co.uk extension 1.9 true amazon… (read more)

On page about:support I can see the following extensions marked as "active".

Modules complémentaires Nom Type Version Activé ID Amazon.co.uk extension 1.9 true amazon@search.mozilla.org Bing extension 1.3 true bing@search.mozilla.org eBay extension 1.3 true ebay@search.mozilla.org Google extension 1.1 true google@search.mozilla.org

I can't find where this information comes from. How can I completely remove these from my FIrefox install? Thanks

Asked by web55 11 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 hours ago

[firefox 89] Can't enable Legacy OpenGL compositor

I use this workaround to fix tearing on my mediacenter powered by a intel baytrail hardware. https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Firefox/Tweaks#Enable_Legacy_OpenGL_composit… (read more)

I use this workaround to fix tearing on my mediacenter powered by a intel baytrail hardware.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Firefox/Tweaks#Enable_Legacy_OpenGL_compositor

until v88, it was working fine.

With v89, the setting layers.acceleration.force-enabled=true has no effect. The "about:support" page reports Compositing: webrender (software) whatever the value true or false.

I had to downgrade to v88.

Asked by hamelg1 17 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 9 hours ago

prevent firefox to sync themes

So based to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242818 the option mentionned in about:config doesn't exist anymore. in palce of that it has been replaced I guess… (read more)

So based to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242818 the option mentionned in about:config doesn't exist anymore.

in palce of that it has been replaced I guess by services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID Well this option doesn't do shit. I still got my theme sync even with restarting the browser. It's very disappointing.

Asked by vigilian 2 weeks ago

Last reply by kennu 10 hours ago

White block on top of each page

After the latest update I've got this weird problem where all my websites open with a blank space which blocks a part of the content. I tried erasing cookies and it did n… (read more)

After the latest update I've got this weird problem where all my websites open with a blank space which blocks a part of the content. I tried erasing cookies and it did nothing, also tried disabling all extensions. Can anyone help?

Asked by arukuno 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 hours ago

Cannot change firefox language to English

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from S… (read more)

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from Settings/Preferences and even reinstalling but it still doesn't work. Is there any other solution you can think of? Thank you.

Asked by yanwaytoe04 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox - when Windows 7 support will be dropped?

Dear Mozilla Community, I would like to know when Firefox will be dropping Windows 7 support? I readed on some websites that Google Chrome will be dropped support for Win… (read more)

Dear Mozilla Community,

I would like to know when Firefox will be dropping Windows 7 support? I readed on some websites that Google Chrome will be dropped support for Windows 7 in 15 January 2022 year so I would like to know if there are any plans by Mozilla Developers to drop support for Windows 7?

I don't have computers with Windows 7 but my friends asked me about this because they know that I am active community member of Mozilla but I can't answer because I don't know so this is why I asked you today about this.

Yours faithfully, Piotr

Asked by Peter 2 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 day ago

Firefox Google advanced searh : search suggestions hide the input field !

Search suggestions in address bar work fine, showing the list below the input field, but in Advanced search the suggestion list displays on top of the input field and hid… (read more)

Search suggestions in address bar work fine, showing the list below the input field, but in Advanced search the suggestion list displays on top of the input field and hides the field completely as soon as you start typing ! Turning off "Provide search suggestions" in settings does not affect Advanced search. Is there any way to turn off this annoying feature ?

Asked by aarno.korpela 1 day ago

Last reply by 012179 1 day ago

How do I restore a previous session after splitting firefox in 2 windows

I use the session restore option, but when I open a new firefox window (by detaching a tab) and forget to close last the window with most tabs, the restored session is th… (read more)

I use the session restore option, but when I open a new firefox window (by detaching a tab) and forget to close last the window with most tabs, the restored session is the single tab that I detached. This has happened a couple of times, but I can't remember exactly how to solve it, just that there was an action that would 'pop out' the previous session, like opening a new window and closing the last tab there. any tips?

Asked by lucas.mendes.macnicadhw 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

FF89 Tiny Font Size

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read. Facebook… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read.

Facebook is a culprit. Also OctoPi, a local service. Facebook, at least, uses rem units. Doesn't react to zooming in.

Debian 10 Buster

Asked by Tim Finley 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

How do I allow third-party cookies for certain websites?

Currently, I have configured my Privacy & Security settings in which all third-party cookies are blocked. This causes certain websites to break and become nonfunction… (read more)

Currently, I have configured my Privacy & Security settings in which all third-party cookies are blocked. This causes certain websites to break and become nonfunctional.

How do I configure my settings to which all third-party cookies are blocked by default, but for specific websites I choose they are not blocked?

I do not want to change my settings in which cookies are blocked only from websites I have not visited; because there are some websites I frequent that I still wish to block third-party cookies.

Thank you

Asked by zachsparks 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

bad update

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so t… (read more)

hello since update of newtest version of firefox 89.0 (64-Bit) the browser is freeze and i receive message "do you will wait or close the browser". When i press wait so the windows is reload and ask if i will do wait or close firefox. I have only possibility to close firefox. The problem is all time. When i have chance i can use firefox 2-3 hours without problems. Many time i open Firefox after 5 minutes its freeze.

Whats happen? before i have do make update not problems....

My System: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS with 89.0 (64-Bit) Firefox.

Asked by nicolas9 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Tab crashed when open a web page

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoo… (read more)

I just used pacman to update to the latest Firefox, but the tab crashed each time I open a new web page ( I can open settings, about:xxx and etc... ). I tried Troubleshoot Firefox crashes and it did not crash in troubleshoot mode. Then I tried extensions, themes and hardware acceleration issues to solve common Firefox problems https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-extensions-themes-to-fix-problems but non of these options solved the problem. I disabled all extensions, themes and hardware acceleration, and it reported the same error.

Asked by 2014762174a 1 week ago

Last reply by Yegorius 4 days ago

Firefox will not use KDE dialogs and system applications and instead only uses GTK applications

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly. Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ct… (read more)

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly.

Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ctrl + Shift + y) and clicking the folder icon to show the file's location, firefox will freeze for several seconds before opening a window in Nautilus.

I have found discussions of this problem that span seemingly a decade without a simple step-by-step guide or an updated solution. Answers range from: editing =mimeinfo.cache= file for the =inode.directory= line, editing items in =defaults.list= file; setting the =GTK_USE_PORTAL=1= variable (somewhere) and then changing various =about:config= settings.

It's just confusing and exhausting tracking this down. Is it possible to get firefox to play nicely with KDE? Nothing that I have tried so far seems to have worked, but I'm honestly not sure where this setting would live, or magic bash incantation I need to run.

I know this seems minor, but having just switched back over to firefox to chrome, it seems very jarring seeing the GTK dialogs that do not play nicely with the rest of my desktop/workflow (i.e., I do not want to start a Gnome vs KDE flamewar, but rather: I'm used to dolphin and how it works and make heavy use of the embedded terminal within dolphin windows or drag&drop files into the Qt open dialog box which "drops" as a file path ... I have no idea what happens if I drag something into the GTK open dialog box)

Asked by stewart.t 6 days ago

Last reply by Danny Colin 5 days ago

Logged in device location completely wrong on https://accounts.firefox.com/settings

The Firefox account settings page displays a list of logged in devices at the very bottom of the page (connected services). I have verified all logged in devices to be co… (read more)

The Firefox account settings page displays a list of logged in devices at the very bottom of the page (connected services).

I have verified all logged in devices to be correct. However for one of the devices (my main computer browser), the location displayed is COMPLETELY off. I live in Norway, and it claims device location is somewhere in Oregon, United States. I do not use any VPN services and both my public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are located in Norway, from which I connect with the device/browser in question (whatismyipaddress.com shows correct location for both of them). Also, activity timestamp is updated in accordance with my own activity from the client, but the location remains wrong. I also tried logging out the device, and logging back in, but this did not fix the location.

Obviously the location service used for the logged in device list is unreliable. I suggest that you please also show the latest IP address used by each device, so that more technically inclined users can verify correct addresses themselves, should the location be way off. It is unsettling to see strange locations (for known devices) on a page used to verify the security of my Firefox account. In this instance, there is no security breach, but it required me to spend much time investigating.

I do not know if it matters, but the device in question is a Linux desktop Firefox client.

Asked by Øyvind Stegard 1 week ago

Last reply by daniel.hahn 6 days ago

May need to install the required video codecs

# My problem When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the requ… (read more)

# My problem

When i go to some site with video (for example https://www.openproject.org/ ) i have the following message : "To play video, you may need to install the required video codecs".

# Spec

I run Firefox Beta in Fedora, it's installed in /opt/ folder. I have the "normal" version of firefox too and the video works well.

# Some other infos

The video seem to be a mp4 video and i have the following package installed in my fedora GStreamer Multimedia Codecs (Multimedia plauback for APE, AVI, DV, FLAC, FLX, Flash, MKV, MP4, Speex, VP8, VP9 and WAV).

Asked by bouteiller.alan 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

disable history firefox in security param deactivate add-on from working on tool bar

I discover that when I disable history in security param and reboot firefox it deactivate all add-on from working on tool bar. Firefox Ubuntu 88.0.1 (64 bits) Ubuntu 21.0… (read more)

I discover that when I disable history in security param and reboot firefox it deactivate all add-on from working on tool bar. Firefox Ubuntu 88.0.1 (64 bits) Ubuntu 21.04

Asked by Sebu 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago