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SNAP Firefox is not loading html page which was saved to disk by Firefox

I just did an upgrade (using Software Updater) from UbuntuMATE 20.04 to 22.04. Linux hostname 5.15.0-113-generic #123-Ubuntu SMP Mon Jun 10 08:16:17 UTC 2024 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Firefox ...
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Cannot run Firefox esr in Debian 11

Cannot run Firefox also cannot run updates. New to Linux and lost. Click on Firefox ESR, Starts circle back the just quits. No pages load
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How can I run Firefox over the same running instance but in two different WAYLAND_DISPLAY?

I'm testing a new wayland compositor and debugging some rendering issues. To test this, I'm switching to a different TTY, starting compositor B and then trying to open a new Firefox window there; I do ...
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Firefox Already Running When Using Thunderbird

Debian 12 (Linux 6.1.0-21-amd64 #1 SMP PREEMPT_DYNAMIC Debian 6.1.90-1 (2024-05-03) x86_64 GNU/Linux) When Firefox is running as the default browser and I click on a link in Thunderbird, I always get ...
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Firefox traffic through socks-proxy SSH tunnel attempt to use IPv6 on systems where IPv6 is not supported

I need to use socks proxy in Firefox on my laptop, using ssh tunnel to server On my laptop, I set socks proxy in firefox, and connect to server: ssh server -D1234 When I visit any website in firefox, ...
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Plasma Breeze Mozilla / Browser render problem: Gaps between app and x-container border

Between the app and x-container there is a gap which result in borders being drawn outside of the app window. This happens on Plasma 5 & 6 for flatpak and pacman apps from Mozilla and Brave (there ...
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Firefox: Cannot disable or remove extension

I have a Firefox extension that cannot be removed or disabled within Firefox (e.g. the controls are greyed out). How can I remove or disable it?
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Firefox Graphics Issue

I recently installed Xubuntu 22.04 on a new PC Build. The PC is using the onboard GPU from an AMD 7900 X3D CPU. Everything displays correctly on the system, except for Firefox (see pic). Even though ...
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Firefox 'freezes' at arbitrary times on Debian 12

Firefox presents a reoccurring problem, where its graphical state suddenly stops updating. The browser doesn't outright crash; it's possible to e.g. switch tabs or write something, without anything ...
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.Xdefaults: How to Target Firefox Only

Trying to modify the .Xdefaults maximumMaximumSize and limitResize properties only for Firefox applications. Is there a way to target Firefox applications when writing to Xdefaults while not affecting ...
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Youtube playing extremly slowly in Firefox on OpenSuse TW

I installed a fresh OpenSuse TW system on my beautiful machine, and everything went flawlessly, except for YouTube. I installed the damn codecs with opi codecs; I enabled/disabled hardware ...
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Safety of thunderbird credentials with Firefox and websites with file-browsing scripts on Linux

I'd like to set up an instance of Thunderbird on a Fedora VM (with a VPN). I want it to use ONLY an alias I have set up with the email providers. But I will still have to use my real credentials to ...
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Run Additional Commands on a Specific PID

I'm completely new with Linux so forgive me if this seems like an absurd question. I am trying to open new tabs on Firefox without a url from the terminal. So my command is: $ firefox -new-tab -search ...
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What do I do about "No video with supported format and MIME type found"?

I run Devuan GNU/Linux Excalibur (i.e. Debian trixie without systemd), with Firefox v123. Recently, I've been getting errors trying to browse content involving videos (yes, from the accursed social ...
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alsa: decrease volume for specific application

When I play audio or video in Firefox, the sound is always louder than when running my other applications (audio payer, video player, sound notifications and alerts) This is particularly noticeable on ...
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places.sqlite buggy? seems to behave abnormally. How to get $LAST_VISITED_URL?

I posted here. Here is my last-url.sh #!/bin/bash rm -rf /tmp/db.sqlite cp ~/.mozilla/firefox/*.default-esr/places.sqlite /tmp/db.sqlite ; LAST_URL=`sqlite3 /tmp/db.sqlite "...
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How to run a local proxy behind a VPN?

The Problem Accessing VPN-unfriendly sites without turning off the VPN. Background When connected, my VPN provides me with multiple socks5 proxy endpoints. Combine that with Firefox containers and in ...
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On Linux Firefox is listening on several UDP ports on 0.0.0.0

On Linux, Firefox is listening on UDP port, usually on ports 30000 and higher. What is the reason for this and why not just localhost, but 0.0.0.0, i.e. the interface exposed to the network as well?
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Parallel / multiple audio output with alsa and USB audio mixer

I have a new docking station for my laptop and have a hard time configuring audio/alsa. After checking cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA ...
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How do I get my old firefox profile to run in snap environments of re-installations/other users on my machine?

My ambition is to reinstall my system and then, in the fresh installation, restore the home-folder of my current main-user from its backup created with borg. But before I boot the live USB stick, ...
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How can I make symlinks imperceptable to Firefox?

I'm running Ubuntu 22, and Firefox is installed via snap. It stores profiles and cache in /home/username/snap/firefox/common. I want to preserve profiles across system disk restores, and so I like ...
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access to user settings of Chromium/Firefox SNAP packages

Do I have any chance to manage the settings of Chromium or Firefox when they are run via SNAP? I have a multiuser environment where I'd like to install ublock extension by default force it to use a ...
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How to debug a binary file with gdb

I currently have a binary program that usually ends locking up after some time using. I can cause it when clicking on the bar on the right side of the screen and moving it swiftly with mouse's left ...
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How does firefox choose which libavcodec to load?

I'm running RHEL9 with plasma 5 as the desktop environment. Plasma pulls in libavcodec-free as a dependency. libavcodec-free installs /usr/lib64/libavcodec.so.59 which as expected does not support mp4 ...
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Make Firefox installed system wide automatically update itself - security implications

I want to install Firefox system wide on Debian. Since it isn't installed using apt it needs to update itself. If I just extract the tarball in some system location it will fail to update due to ...
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Why do Browsers crash on my machine with Nvidia Drivers?

For a while now on my system browsers crash very often (between 3 times in a row when opening and once every hour). Sometimes the entire browser crashes, sometimes its only one tab. I normally use ...
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Google Meet / WebRTC calls drop in Firefox when removing docker networks on Linux

I am working on a Linux laptop, I use docker containers for development and I run them on my local docker engine (i.e. just docker compose up -d). I've noticed that Google Meet calls drop if I do ...
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Changing Firefox icon in MWM/CDE

I am trying to change the icon for Firefox using X resources and CDE. I am not sure if it is possible anymore. I have tried this: Dtwm*firefox*iconImage: Dtterm and this: Dtwm*mozilla*iconImage: ...
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Fedora, Firefox and gnome shell extensions not working

My gnome shell extension suddenly broke and doesn't allow me to either see installed extensions or install new ones. Every page has a 'An expected error occurred' message in the beginning. Here's my ...
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Jellyfin, Fedora and firefox - cannot access media folder

I have installed jellyfin from the terminal using the instructions from their website. I'm running a firejailed firefox and trying to set up a media library folder for jellyfin, but I only get access ...
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Linux Mint Xfce. Map Alt-e to Ctrl-Tab

I have Linux Mint, Xfce. I want to change tabs in Firefox by pressing Alt-e, rather than by pressing Ctrl-Tab, as is default. I have been googling this quite a bit, but to no avail. How do I remap ...
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Links from Other Applications Open Firefox without default user session

I'm using XUBUNTU. It's been my favorite distro for many years. Within the past year, a strange problem started. When I open a link from another application, say Discord, it opens Firefox, but with ...
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Ubuntu's default Firefox does not play videos on after Ubuntu upgrade

A few days ago Ubuntu (22.04 LTS) showed me a message saying I can upgrade my OS (or something along those lines). I click on agree (any button that would let me proceed) and the upgrade took place (...
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How to get Firefox's current user agent from a script?

I want to get Firefox's user agent string agent in bash and then use it later in a script. It must be extracted on the fly, not by going into about:support or copying it manually so that the script ...
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kubuntu to debian 12, (11 or 10...) freezes all the time with Firefox 115

This is a summary of the problems encountered during the last week in which seeking to avoid Kubuntu updates, I chose to try several versions of Debian, without luck. I write this query for those who ...
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Pulseaudio sound delay in firefox

Every now and again, I will get a 1-2second sound delay from audio played in Firefox (eg. Youtube or Twitch); when I reload the corresponding tab (re-registering the stream), the delay is gone. This ...
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Firefox has no installation candidate

Using ubuntu 22.04 cant use Firefox. Package missing, has been obsolete or is only available from another source.
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Automatically reload Firefox tab when it crashes

Sometimes FF crashes a tab with "Gah. Your tab just crashed.". Is there any way to reload this tab automatically when that happens?
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Firefox: Youtube Freezes because of failure to query drm device

The problem: Youtube keeps freezing on firefox, although it's working fine otherwise. Running youtube shorts will always freeze youtube where as running normal videos freeze it some time and don't ...
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Unable to open Firefox private window from Desktop panel/favourites in Ubuntu 22 / Gnome

Running Firefox (latest, I assume) on Ubuntu 22.04 with Gnome desktop (GNOME Shell 42.9). Initially, the Firefox launcher on the favourites on the left of the desktop was working perfectly well. Now, ...
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How do I change the pixel perfect scrolling sensitivity in Firefox?

I am switching from Windows 11 to Arch with i3 on my Laptop. On Windows 11 Firefox had "pixel-perfect" scrolling (scrolling without steppyness) using the mousepad by default, which I find ...
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Does firefox using port 80 / How to stop it

Everytimes I open my pc and try $ lsof -i :80 I get COMMAND PID USER FD TYPE DEVICE SIZE/OFF NODE NAME firefox 3082 totoXXX 41u IPv4 100396 0t0 TCP totoXXX-PC-E15-Gen-2:39000->...
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Firefox and Chromium snap on Ubuntu ARM64

I am receiving the following errors when trying to run Firefox or Chromium browser on ARM64 Ubuntu instance: ubuntu@ip-172-30-1-161:~/firefox$ firefox /user.slice/user-1000.slice/session-1.scope is ...
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Firefox won't open links from desktop or from e-mail

Please help with this problem. From a Google search, it has appeared over a decade ago and as recently as this year, without an apparent solution. System: Firefox 102.13.0esr (the current version on ...
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Firefox does not recognize the sustom SSL via my own CA whereas other browsers do?

I made a script that generates a CA file and a SSL signed by the CA: #/usr/bin/env bash # Absolute path to this script, e.g. /home/user/bin/foo.sh SCRIPT=$(readlink -f "${BASH_SOURCE}") # ...
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fix "Firefox ... not responding" error

When I run firefox --new-window <url> & Firefox starts. When I run it again, I get an error dialog reading: Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must ...
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Can't make local configuration before starting Firefox

For Debian Linux, I have a post-installation script in which I would like to make a few local settings for a newly created user account in the file ~/.mozilla/firefox/<profile-directory>/user.js....
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Torsocks prevent starting firefox and using sudo

I recently activated torsocks with source torsocks on and then restarted my Fedora 37 machine. After that I wasn't able to execute any commands as sudo anymore with the message /usr/bin/sudo: ...
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Firefox gets stuck at XWayland

I am running GNOME 44 on Wayland (Arch Linux), and I would like Firefox to run in Wayland mode as well. Unfortunately, it is getting stuck in XWayland. I followed the steps mentioned in Archwiki [1], ...
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Virtual Machine Manager and pi4B 8 GB and redhat installed

I have Virtual Machine Manager installed on the Raspberry pi 4B 8 Gb with Bullseye. I also installed RedHat but I don't have Gnome. I am wondering if it is possible to run a GUI on Virtual Machine ...
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