Questions tagged [firefox]

For issues with how Stack Exchange sites look or work that are specific to Firefox. (Note: the mobile version of Firefox is not supported.)

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My corporate proxy doesn't support web sockets, which makes Stack Exchange a pain to use

The corporate proxy at my work doesn't support web sockets and as I understand, as informed by Wikipedia, this is pretty common. Whenever a Stack Exchange page loads, in Firefox, I have to click ...
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Bug in textarea in bounty creation popup

I was attempting to create a bounty for a question over on Stack Overflow and ran into a rendering glitch on the last page. After entering a sentence that exceeds the length of a single line, the ...
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Confirming context menu entries via Enter when entering comments triggers comment to be posted

related: Pressing Enter in comment box unexpectedly submits form While I'm not basically against this feature, it is annoying to press Enter from the context-menu (e.g. when verifying my spelling via ...
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Firefox, the cookie monster?

I'm having some problems with being logged out at least once a day. Whilst I'm slowly trying to debug the issue I noticed that Firefox isn't happy with some of the cookies in chat. Go to your ...
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Is anybody else having PKI problems connecting using Firefox 67.0?

I suddenly started getting the following error message when using Firefox to access Stack Exchange sites: An error occurred during a connection to math.stackexchange.com. A required TLS feature is ...
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Please make scrollbar arrows visible again

In my Firefox 81.0.1 64-bit, on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, the scroll buttons in the Similar Questions list on the Ask Question page (and also in code blocks everywhere else) are invisible: That ...
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Reputation misaligned in new topbar

In the sites dropdown, the reputation scores are misaligned: This seems to happen only on Firefox (56.0), both on macOS (10.13) and Windows (7, 10) (thanks @Tom and @MonicaCellio). I've tested a ...
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Comment timestamp is not showing in Firefox ESR

Since a short while ago, I can no longer see timestamps on comments. Is this some new feature, or has something gone wrong with my ad blocker? For instance, when I visit this post, I see this: Note: ...
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Enable spell check on title, search and tag input element

This is a repost of Spell-checking in question titles on Meta.Gaming, except that this post furnishes the necessary technical details for it to work. All input type="text" elements, by default, do ...
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Shield icon in Firefox: Tracking attempts blocked

When browsing sites in the StackExchange network, Firefox shows a shield by the address bar, and if you hover it it says "Tracking attempts blocked". Why is this shown? What does StackExchange sites ...
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High CPU usage when StackOverflow is left open for a long time

Several times, I've noticed when I look at my computer in the morning, when it's been left on overnight, Firefox has high CPU usage (25% on this 4-core machine). The first few times, I just restarted ...
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Can we make chat notifications work on Firefox?

With the release of Firefox 22 has come an implementation of the Web Notifications (draft) API. SE Chat has had notifications for a while, but a quick search of the minified code and the lack of a ...
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Ctrl+Q shortcut for adding quotes causes Firefox to quit

This is not a duplicate of Keyboard shortcut Ctrl+K in comments conflicts with latest Firefox version because that only mentions comments, not posts. While editing a long answer with a large block of ...
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Why are comments overlapping the sidebar?

On one MSE question, the comments are overlapping the related questions sidebar. Is this something to do with the weird formatting of the first comment? Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.0; rv:16.0) ...
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Cannot log in using Google OpenID on Stack Overflow [closed]

I cannot log in to stackoverflow.com using the Google OpenID service on Firefox 12, Mac OS Lion. I can log in on Chrome. I can log in to Meta. The steps I'm doing to log in: Click "log in" Select ...
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The new post timeline view changes alignment when line items are expanded

With the recent update of the post timeline page coming out today, I've noticed a bug in Firefox. Steps to reproduce: Go to a question's timeline page. For example: this one. Click on the arrow near ...
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HTTP session hijacking vulnerability on Stack Overflow [duplicate]

Firesheep was released yesterday, a Firefox extension that makes it very easy to do HTTP session hijacking for users of insecure websites. It looks like Stack Overflow (and company) doesn't use SSL ...
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Winter Bash 2019 resources cause a browser warning in Firefox

When viewing a Stack Exchange page in Firefox 71.0 on macOS 10.15.1, I get three of the following warnings in my browser console. They do not seem to impact the actual behaviour of the site, but they ...
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"Markdown editing help" button in the question asking view is misplaced

Just posted a bug report, and found another one :p (lame hand-drawn cursor coz windows doesn't capture the real cursor) Oh yeah, I'm on Firefox.
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Should Stack Exchange support ESR releases of Firefox?

The current browser support policy for Stack Exchange is to support Firefox 13-14. I noticed an issue on the ESR version of Firefox (10.0.4) bundled with Centos 6 (and therefore RHEL 6). From the ...
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Login to Stack Overflow impossible on Firefox

I wanted to login to stackoverflow.com with my newly created Stack Exchange account. Unfortunately, it's not possible with Firefox on Mac OSX, because the four buttons on the login page below "Do ...
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Help menu on new meta toolbar has CSS issues

In the new top bar on Meta, when we hover over the options under the help menu, it'll show an extended selection view. Additional Info: Browser: Firefox 23 OS: Windows 7
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Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at ws://sockets.ny.stackexchange.com/

Update This issue was fixed in later versions of Firefox and no longer applies It is kept here for reference for those having to use legacy browsers for specific reasons. Otherwise please ...
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Find community text partially obscured in the edit box

The current community top bar menu contains an edit named "Find a SE community". The text in this edit is partially obscured on the top and on the bottom: I'm using FF 58.0.2.
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Extra blue line appearing in the top bar (Firefox only)

Whenever we click on the Inbox or the Achievements in the top bar, an extra blue line appears near by them. This is reproducible on Stack Overflow and Anime & Manga(as I use only those) but not on ...
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Stack Overflow is not shown correctly

Recently, I have experienced a rather strange problem with Stack Overflow. I am using Mozilla FireFox as my browser. It seems that the problem is with the stylesheet not functioning, so all the ...
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Printing an SE page in Firefox shows only the first page

I used to print Q&A pages to keep a base of PDFs. I used either the 'print edit' addon or simply the print function of Firefox, which both allow to print a webpage in a file. Usually the printed ...
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Unable to select values from Data Explorer results (firefox bug only)

After the recent release of the new Data Explorer code drop, I believe it's become impossible, to copy/paste values from the results. This has been confirmed to fail on multipe user's Firefox ...
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Printer-friendly layout truncates long titles on Firefox

When I print a stackoverflow question from Firefox that has a long title, the title is truncated. The rest of the layout looks fine. Here is a sample SO question. On my printer, the title is ...
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End of long question or answer overprinting status information at bottom of browser window

Starting today, using the Firefox browser (52.6), some long questions or answers were displayed so that the end of the main entry overprinted the status information at the bottom: This appears in the ...
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Stack Exchange adds trailing # to URLs

When going to a Stack Exchange user profile (https://stackexchange.com/users/userID/username), and you click All Sites, it leads to https://stackexchange.com/sites#. I see a trailing # in the URL. So, ...
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Stack Overflow crashes Firefox

This has happened to me about a dozen times now: every once in a blue moon I'll load the Stack Overflow homepage, and Firefox will crash. It's happened enough times, that I'm pretty sure that it has ...
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What is exactly displayed on the upload progress indicator?

After updating the image upload dialog I can't actually understand what is exactly displayed on the image upload indicator. For me it looks like some randomly distributed points on the rotated ...
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Left panel on Area 51 went ballistic

Something may have happened to Area 51 within the last 24 hours (it was fine when I checked yesterday). With no known change to my setup (for example, it is still Firefox 11.0) I now get: Is this a ...
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Every time I comment, I have to refresh my browser to see it

I faced this issue on Ask Ubuntu long time ago, and it was gone. But for the two months, I'm facing this issue on every SE website I'm visiting. I'm using Fedora 27 GNOME, Firefox Quantum, and I also ...
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Captchas not displaying in SO for me

When I get a captcha on Stack Overflow, I don't see the image or the input box with Firefox. I originally had the "HTTPS Anywhere" extension installed but still have the same issue when it's disabled (...
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Change the keyboard shortcut for inserting blockquotes into a post

In Firefox, on mostly Linux distributions it seems, pressing CTRL+Q (the blockquote-insert shortcut) causes Firefox to quit, and doesn't insert quotes into the question body. You can configure ...
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How do I sign up for Area 51 when I get a completing redirect page?

I want to sign up for Area 51 however, I always get stuck with this page, is their something that can be done about this? Is there something I am missing? I want to propose a new site but ...
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Excessive tabs in an inline codeblock cause repeated sideways scrolling of chat window for other users

This affects at least Firefox. When a message has an inline codeblock containing a long string of tabs this causes the chat window to have a horizontal scrollbar and to scroll spontaneously left and ...
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Login problem on: Firefox → math.stackexchange.com

I'm now using Firefox 31. I'm connected on many stackexchange web servers with the same login method. Unfortunately I can't connect within the exact same session, with the same browser, and with the ...
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The connection to wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com/ was interrupted while the page was loading [closed]

On each page load SO gives me an error: The connection to wss://qa.sockets.stackexchange.com/ was interrupted while the page was loading. Everything actually works and I can perform all actions ...
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The "delete" feature isn't working on my account on IE and Firefox browsers

The How do I delete my account faq points out that this link: is available to folk who haven't asked a question and who have at most one contribution. As you can see, I have the link, and when I ...
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Area 51 Rendering Bug?

I'm using Firefox 3.6.3 for Ubuntu 10.04 and sometimes some of the on-topic/off-topic votes look weird: alt text http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4405/screenshotvt.png It only happens sometimes, if ...
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How can I easily monitor changes to my reputation score? Is there a Firefox extension available?

Suppose a user has put some time and effort into asking and answering questions on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Meta Stack Overflow or any of the most popular Stack Exchange sites. How ...
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Can't post result alone surrogates because of jQuery raising "malformed URI" bug (Firefox only)

I wanted to post result of JavaScript expression JSON.stringify(String.fromCodePoint(128514).split('')) It's impossible - when posted as comment it cause page to reload, and when posted in question/...
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"Declining because... other..." field is broken in Iceweasel/Firefox

To reproduce: Hit the Decline button on a flag Select Other... as the reason Click inside the text field Focus will be immediately moved to the Other... radio button, making it impossible to type in ...
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Mobile's user profile page is partially blanked on Android's Firefox

On Firefox for Android (Fennec), version 12, 13 and 14, the user info on profile page is blanked: Where is the gentle and smiley Jon's face? I asked Firefox Q&A thinking about a bug in Fennec, ...
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Can't login in on Stack Overflow from Firefox (no AdBlock Plus extension)

I can't login in Stack Overflow using my Stack Exchange account from Firefox 21. This happen both in Windows 7 and GNU/Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit). I don't have any problem to login in Stack ...
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Comments are submitted when Enter key is pressed on a context menu item

I use Firefox. Firefox has a spell checker. I use keyboard Menu key, select the underlined incorrect word, press Enter to fix the misspelled word... my comment is submitted. So I am forced to use the ...
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Firefox popup 'Authentication Required' when accessing Stack Overflow

One of the more recent updates to Firefox started to popup a message whenever I access StackOverflow from my work machine, along the lines of: 'The proxy moz-proxy://xxx:8080 is requesting a user ...

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