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Unable to install replacement ad blocker

I got the notification that my ad block plus was not signed. I uninstalled it and since then have tried to install four different ad blockers. All of them result in "dow… (read more)

I got the notification that my ad block plus was not signed. I uninstalled it and since then have tried to install four different ad blockers. All of them result in "download failed. Please check your connection". My FF version is 66.0.3 on Mac OS 10.14.x.

Asked by bdw200 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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extensions not working

All at once, extensions/ add-ons just stopped working. Nothing was installed, or added on. Nothing was being done. Just basic browsing. Then all at once they disappea… (read more)

All at once, extensions/ add-ons just stopped working. Nothing was installed, or added on. Nothing was being done. Just basic browsing. Then all at once they disappeared... now marked as legacy.... impossible.

x-notifier 1password ablock plus amazon assistant lastpass ebates rakuten wikibuy etc

Yes, I have the latest browser. Yes, I downloaded it again. v 66.03

Asked by Michael 1 year ago

Last reply by Rich_S 1 year ago

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I am unable to "open link behind mail" using Mac Mail now. It used to work fine, and just clicking works but not right clicking to open behind mail. Please help

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens w… (read more)

This used to work on my Mac using Firefox and Mac Mail but now it doesn't. Opening regular links are unaffected. I can still click and open easily. This only happens when I try to use the feature, to open links behind mail. When I right click nothing happens. Nothing is opened.

Asked by GetPaulHoward 6 years ago

Last reply by guigs 6 years ago

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Need Preferences to allow tabs on bottom

Appalling Comments from Mozilla about tabs on bottom instead of top "With the number of user complaints from inept users who can't seem to follow precise instructions abo… (read more)

Appalling Comments from Mozilla about tabs on bottom instead of top

"With the number of user complaints from inept users who can't seem to follow precise instructions about using userChrome that "we" support volunteers (and Mozilla) are seeing here, I fully expect some limits placed in Firefox as to what userChrome can modify in future Firefox versions. "We" are recommending too many "fixes" for "restoring" real old features like "tabs on the bottom" that Mozilla killed long ago."

Yes, unfortunately I'm one of those inept non-programmer users and if you leave out essential steps in the instructions (like where to find your profile file) I can't follow them either. And why ask me to learn programming and spend 15 minutes fixing this? A LOT of people have requested this preference. How arrogant to belittle it. With every Firefox update my tabs below fix disappears again and I am left with tabs on top where I don't like them, and have to google again for yet another fix.

Please, please add this option to Firefox preferences.

Asked by angelfire4xx 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where has Mozilla's open browser gone? Why is there going to be DRM in my Firefox?!

What happened?! Why is this happening!? Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose It's official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked o… (read more)

What happened?! Why is this happening!?

Can This Web Be Saved? Mozilla Accepts DRM, and We All Lose

It's official: the last holdout for the open web has fallen. Flanked on all sides by Google, Microsoft, Opera and (it appears) Safari's support and promotion of the EME DRM-in-HTML standard, Mozilla is giving in to pressure from Hollywood, Netflix et al, and will be implementing its own third-party version of DRM. It will be rolled out in Desktop Firefox later this year. Mozilla's CTO, Andreas Gal, says that Mozilla "has little choice." Mozilla's Chair, Mitchell Baker adds, "Mozilla cannot change the industry on DRM at this point."

At EFF, we disagree. We've had over a decade of watching this ratchet at work, and we know where it can lead. Technologists implement DRM with great reticence, because they can see it's not a meaningful solution to anything but rather a font of endless problems. It doesn't prevent infringement, which continues regardless. Instead, it reduces the security of our devices, reduces user trust, makes finding and reporting of bugs legally risky, eliminates fair use rights, undermines competition, promotes secrecy, and circumvents open standards.

It's clear from the tone of Gal and Baker's comments, and our own discussions with Mozilla, that you'll find no technologist there who is happy with this step. The fact that Mozilla, in opposition to its mission, had to prepare and design this feature in secret without being able to consult the developers and users who make up its community is an indication of how much of a contradiction DRM is in a pro-user open-source browser.

Unchecked, that contradiction is only going to grow. Mozilla's DRM code, imported from Adobe as a closed-source binary, will sit in a cordoned sandbox, simultaneously Mozilla's responsibility but beyond its control. Mozilla will be responsible for updates to the DRM blackbox, which means users will have to navigate browser updates that will either fix security bugs or strip features from their video watching. Mozillians have already been warned of the danger of talking too much about how DRM works (and doesn't work), lest they trigger the provisions in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that forbid "trafficking" in circumvention knowledge.

Baker may think that Mozilla cannot change the industry on its own (despite it having done so many years ago). Sadly, it changes the industry by accepting DRM. It is these repeated compromises to the needs of DRM advocates by tech company after tech company that are changing the nature of personal computing, transforming it into a sector that is dominated by established interests and produces locked-down devices, monitored and managed by everyone but their users.

Past experience has shown that standing up to DRM and calling it out does have an effect. As we have said to the W3C, and Cory Doctorow spells out to Mozilla in this Guardian article, we can do much more to fight the negative consequences of DRM than simply attempt to mitigate the damage of its adoption.

We need to work to end the reinforcement of DRM and criminalization of fair use in the DMCA and similar legislation being spread throughout the world. We need to speak out about the failings of DRM, even if we fear that DRM proponents will just make it worse (in the name of "improvement") or take civil or criminal actions under the DMCA. We need to challenge the baseless assertion that users don't mind DRM as long as they can watch House of Cards and demand actual evidence to justify the damage it causes. And, given the amount of compromise we have already suffered, we need to spell out the principles that we won't compromise on.

Mozilla and the W3C are both organizations with missions intended to defend and promote the open web. Both have now committed to a system of content control that is seen as a violation of those principles by many Internet users. We, and they, can change that story. We need to redirect the ingenuity being wasted on attempts to limit the damage of introducing DRM into the heart of the Web toward a positive campaign against further incursions. -May 14, 2014 | By Danny O'Brien

Fair Use and Intellectual Property: Defending the Balance Defend Your Right to Repair!

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Asked by the_protest 6 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 years ago

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Button on toolbar that can toggle the background color on and off.

I was using this add-on to toggle the background color on and off: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/toolbar-buttons/ However, the new version of Firefox doe… (read more)

I was using this add-on to toggle the background color on and off: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/toolbar-buttons/

However, the new version of Firefox does not support this add-on. Does anybody know of any alternatives?

Asked by bobby112283 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Are pinned tabs supposed to be syncing across my devices?

I setup some pinned tabs on my work machine. Came home and installed Firefox but none of the pinned tabs showed up. Sync is turned on. I'm using macbook pro's in both loc… (read more)

I setup some pinned tabs on my work machine. Came home and installed Firefox but none of the pinned tabs showed up. Sync is turned on. I'm using macbook pro's in both locations.

Asked by dbmorley 5 months ago

Answered by Kiki 5 months ago

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How do I stop Firefox nagging for updates?

Recent versions of Firefox have eliminated being able to turn off Firefox nagging for updates. Further, Firefox does this constantly. I updated Firefox less than a week… (read more)

Recent versions of Firefox have eliminated being able to turn off Firefox nagging for updates. Further, Firefox does this constantly. I updated Firefox less than a week ago. Now it is nagging me again, with that little box that appears in the corner. This is not acceptable. Further, there are many users who do not want to update all the time, for good reasons. Mozilla should not be behaving like Microsoft, which is known for forcing updates on users, whether they want them or not.

There apparently is a way to disable update notices that might work, but involves changing a value in the advanced settings. I only found that by looking on the forum. You need to fix this. There should be an easily found choice under "updates" to turn off such notices. We who use Firefox want to have the way we use our computers, including what notices we see, under our control, not yours.

Asked by auldworks 1 year ago

Last reply by Cypherdude 1 year ago

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how do i express my support for firefox and my disaproval for your CEO? He needs to step off 4 FF move forward, BYE,if push/shove take friends wt me

I'm gay. FF, CEO is a bigot ,who financially, supports GOP efforts, to deny freedom and civil rights to Gay Comunity. I always thought FF was about a responsible company … (read more)

I'm gay. FF, CEO is a bigot ,who financially, supports GOP efforts, to deny freedom and civil rights to Gay Comunity. I always thought FF was about a responsible company with an eye on the future and inclusion? Disappointed, and sadly, about to move on. I cant support injustice. Been a FF user since about 06-07', turned tons of friends on to Mozilla, love it. Sad day, I love products, but time for open minded CEO. Peace

Asked by sykat76 6 years ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 6 years ago

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B4 I hid bookmark toolbar folder icons...

What I was able to do before FireFox 29 was to hide the blue folder icons in the Bookmarks Toolbar, leaving only the Name of the folder and the downward pointing arrow ∇.… (read more)

What I was able to do before FireFox 29 was to hide the blue folder icons in the Bookmarks Toolbar, leaving only the Name of the folder and the downward pointing arrow ∇.

I believe I was able to do that with a simple button or check box from View > Toolbars > Customize... but not, as I recall, with any extension or add-on. It seemed to be part of FireFox. Now, this feature has been thrown down Orwell's Memory Hole and I have been given some solutions that require manually editing a userChrome.css text file that is supposed to have some additional code added to some existing code to a file that I don't seem to have found using the advice given. That file is supposed to go into a Profile folder that apparently has a different name than simply Profile.

I have been given some advice stating "You can..." but I am not sure this is an adventure that will lead to a serious mistake or just the beginning of a long learning arc. I think I want the buttons back.

A serious answer would have all the steps. Yeah, I'm not going to learn on my own, because this is a feature that was removed and ought not to have been.

Asked by bryanzth 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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Firefox hangs on a particular website

Hello everyone, It's been several days now that I've tried to fix a hanging issue that only occurs on http://schallcreative.com. It started since we upgraded to Firefox 3… (read more)

Hello everyone,

It's been several days now that I've tried to fix a hanging issue that only occurs on http://schallcreative.com. It started since we upgraded to Firefox 31.0. We are also running on Mac systems with Mavericks OSX 10.9.4. If we downgrade to Firefox 30.0 or 29.0, the website appears without any issues.

A little bit about the website itself, it runs on a Wordpress platform. It's a hybrid one pager with SVG animation, blog and individual pages to highlight past work. There is also some simple custom Javascript applied to it as well.

What have I done?

Disabled Firefox Plugins Disabled Firefox Extensions Uninstalled and Installed Firefox Restarted Computer Updated jQuery Updated Wordpress Disabled Wordpress Plugins Deleted Unused Wordpress Plugins

Once I attempt to open http://schallcreative.com, it hangs, the cursor turns into the rainbow wheel soon after and then I wait. I've left it hanging up to 10 minutes and it won't crash. All it does is hang. Eventually I have to go to the dock and force quit the app and soon after I get an "Ignore" or "Report" option. Usually I'll hit report and I get a run down on the machine. If I open Google, Vimeo, YouTube, other client websites, they all open just fine.

We are Mozilla fans here and I hope someone can help me with this issue. I hope also that this may help other future issues.

Much appreciated before hand and I look forward to hearing feedback. Fred

Asked by fredschall 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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how do I stop the constant stars coming out of the firefox symbol - please help - they are driving me crazy

locking this thread as the Owner of this thread answered in the related thread starting today when I clicked on firefox on my mac, there are blue stars constantly coming … (read more)

locking this thread as the Owner of this thread answered in the related thread

starting today when I clicked on firefox on my mac, there are blue stars constantly coming out of the firefox symbol and they are annoying and driving me crazy. How do I stop the constant stars coming from the firefox symbol? please help

Asked by pzyjdmtr 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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I want to know how to add a plug-in manually. I asked once already. Someone started to assist me then disappeared.

I asked this question once already. Someone at Mozilla started to assist me then disappeared. Plug-in is: SlingPlayer_Plugin_3.3.20.505 I cannot load it directly from th… (read more)

I asked this question once already. Someone at Mozilla started to assist me then disappeared.

Plug-in is: SlingPlayer_Plugin_3.3.20.505

I cannot load it directly from the Slingbox page as I get the following error message: "Your SlingPlayer Web Plug-in may be disabled. Please enable the plug-in within your browser settings."

That is why i want to manually upload it.

Thank you.

Asked by shelleyjayt 5 years ago

Last reply by user633449 5 years ago

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Why do I get the "incorrect account name or password" error every time I launch firefox?

I've created a sync account so that my laptop and desktop can share bookmarks, history, etc., but every time I launch FF, I get the yellow bar at the bottom of windows sa… (read more)

I've created a sync account so that my laptop and desktop can share bookmarks, history, etc., but every time I launch FF, I get the yellow bar at the bottom of windows saying:

"Sync encountered an error while syncing: Incorrect account name or password. Sync will automatically retry this action."

I go into my sync preferences and manually log into sync. It seems fine. It tells me that syncing will begin.

Stuff syncs.

Then if I have to relaunch firefox, the same thing happens. Why is it not storing the password?

This happens on both laptop and desktop, which are Macs on Yosemite running Firefox 35.0.

Asked by sk4p 5 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 years ago

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Why is Dissenter not supported?

I understand that Firefox has removed Dissenter as a plug in. Why would this be blocked? I think that it is wonderful to be able to discuss websites and posts, specially … (read more)

I understand that Firefox has removed Dissenter as a plug in.

Why would this be blocked?

I think that it is wonderful to be able to discuss websites and posts, specially when most news outlets disable comments and one isnt able to discuss what has been said. Particularly when what has been said is dubious or questionable.

I love Firefox and have been donating each month to support this awesome platform for quite some time now, however, I am keen to get an answer to my question in order to reassure my loyalty.

Asked by testesla 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 11 months ago

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Firebug Not Working, What to Do Despite Updates

After careful consideration it is clear that Firefox has gone off the loop and created products that dont work, like the new firefox and the ridiculous firefox developer … (read more)

After careful consideration it is clear that Firefox has gone off the loop and created products that dont work, like the new firefox and the ridiculous firefox developer edition, what a pile of S..t, goodbye Firefox, while it dies off here is what firebug users can do : MAKE FIREBUG WORK AGAIN:


Here are the steps for all you unhappy OSX Firefox users and developers : 1. delete firefox from applications, already feeling relieved ehh? 2.open terminal (from applications/utilities) 3. type into terminal this : //Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox-bin -p

now remove all firefox profiles. 4. download firefox 55 (any version after 55 is rubbish, thanks chris beard ..) 5. switch off internet !!!!! 6. double click firefox 56 and after installation open firefox 7.IMMEDIATELY go to preferences and disable automatic updating. 8.Enjoy your life again

Asked by Guentzbourgh 2 years ago

Last reply by Andrew 2 years ago