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Old 02-18-2020, 12:57 PM   #1
Steve R.
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Did a Recent Update to Firefox Break Location Sharing


Today, it appears that location sharing is no longer working for either HULU or Google maps. I suspect that something happened to Firefox that disabled location sharing. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and Firefox 72.0.2.

PS: I did recheck the location setting in Firefox under preference to verify that it is still correct. It is.
 
Old 02-18-2020, 04:40 PM   #2
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I received the following response from the Firefox help page. Unfortunately the link to that response did not work.

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That appears to be a problem with Firefox from the repositories that doesn't seem to include the Mozilla Location Service Key and doesn't offer an alternative. You can check that on the "Help -> Troubleshooting Information" (about:support) page.

You will have to use Firefox from the Mozilla server. Note that current is Firefox 73.0.1.

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefo...esktop-release
Since posting this thread, I have been following a series of links to find a potential solution. This one appears suitable for Firefox under Ubuntu. FirefoxNewVersion/MozillaBuilds. Now I'm debating whether to go with this approach, or to simply wait till the Ubuntu repository is updated.

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Old 02-19-2020, 07:53 AM   #3
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It is a confirmed bug. Geolocation not working − the Google maps API always returns error codes Edit
 
  


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