Firefox Date/Time 1970

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Firefox Date/Time 1970

Postby nowwhat » 2017-08-29 20:18

In Firefox 55 when I print a page the Date/Time in the footer is always 1/1/70. The hour varies but the date never changes. F12 + Date() however always gives the correct time. I downloaded Firefox directly from

What makes no difference:
  • moving the Firefox folder from /home to /usr/local and changing owner to root (following
  • renaming the old profile folder and letting Firefox create a new fresh one
  • disabling add-ons
  • downloading Firefox again
  • using a different system, with Firefox also downloaded from

What fixes the time:
  • installing firefox-esr from Debian's repositories and using it to print a page
  • using TOR browser to print a page

I'm asking here because I suspect this has more to do with the underlying system than with the browser itself. How do I fix the time in the browser downloaded from
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Re: Firefox Date/Time 1970

Postby pylkko » 2017-08-30 03:30

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