How does FF screen share work

There is a screen share permission in FF how is screen share initiated to FF? Is it a built in app for FF to FF screen viewing? Does it control other apps which allow a u… (read more)

There is a screen share permission in FF how is screen share initiated to FF? Is it a built in app for FF to FF screen viewing? Does it control other apps which allow a users screen to be shared?

Asked by Mace2 6 minutes ago

When I press [↑] or [↓] after opening a new tab, a dropdown list appears. One has a location to my linux computer (file:///home/foo.html) and has a gray thumbtack icon. What is it and how do I delete it?

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for … (read more)

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for the list.

There are some frequently visited sites like gmail. There is one bookmarked site I frequently access. In the screenshot, this is the one with the blue star. And then there's the mysterious URL to an html on my Linux Mint computer ("/home/[...]/[...].html”). The icon for this is a gray thumbtack.

I press the down key until this mysterious URL is selected, and then press Delete, but it doesn’t get deleted.

What is this and how do I get rid of it? I tried searching for it in my Bookmarks, but I don’t think it’s a bookmark.


I'm on Firefox 81.0 (64-bit) Linux Mint. But I've had this problem for many versions now.

Asked by Mozilla cheese 13 minutes ago

Firefox is crashing when I perform a certain action

While working, when I go to retrieve an image from my homepage, it will crash. Before it was sometime, now it's constant. Most of the time I get a spinning circle that wo… (read more)

While working, when I go to retrieve an image from my homepage, it will crash. Before it was sometime, now it's constant. Most of the time I get a spinning circle that won't stop.

Asked by kenny.ray12 22 minutes ago

Taskbar icon changes, link stops working on Windows 10

I keep a link to Firefox on my Windows 10 taskbar for easy access. Periodically, the link icon changes to the icon for a different app on my computer, and the link no l… (read more)

I keep a link to Firefox on my Windows 10 taskbar for easy access.

Periodically, the link icon changes to the icon for a different app on my computer, and the link no longer works - Windows asks me if I want to remove the broken link when I click on it. I remove the link, go to the Start menu and pin the Firefox link to the taskbar again. Then at some point - as soon as a few minutes later or as long as a few days later, it happens again. Sometimes it happens while I am using Firefox, but I don't know if this is always the case because sometimes I just notice it when I go to open it for the first time in a session.

This has persisted over many Firefox upgrades, and is extremely frustrating. No other app on the computer exhibits this behavior.

Any thoughts?

Asked by Steve Willett 24 minutes ago

Accidentally disabled the "link has been blocked" warning banner?

originally, whenever i clicked on a link a big yellow banner would appear at the top of my browser and say something like "link as been blocked" or "___ has tried to open… (read more)

originally, whenever i clicked on a link a big yellow banner would appear at the top of my browser and say something like "link as been blocked" or "___ has tried to open a link" with options for opening the link/allow links from this website/etc. i accidentally clicked the "do not show this when blocking links" option and now it no longer shows up. i would like to know how to bring it back since i cannot find it in the options menu. please help?

Asked by crypzdr 36 minutes ago

Help!

I inadvertently created a duplicate of my Bookmarks Menu, the folder of which now resides at the bottom of my Bookmarks toolbar. I sometimes accidentally open it when th… (read more)

I inadvertently created a duplicate of my Bookmarks Menu, the folder of which now resides at the bottom of my Bookmarks toolbar. I sometimes accidentally open it when the original is already open, and that creates confusion. I'd like to simply delete the duplicate folder -- is there any way to do that?

Asked by davidsowd 46 minutes ago

Firefox Accounts: No 2nd device - bookmarks held hostage

I downloaded & installed a newer vs of Firefox, only to find the new launch screen informing me that this is now using a 'new profile' and 'it can't be deleted,' but … (read more)

I downloaded & installed a newer vs of Firefox, only to find the new launch screen informing me that this is now using a 'new profile' and 'it can't be deleted,' but I can get access to my last bookmarks by setting up a Firefox Account and profile. Done - ish. I'm not sure the process completed as I do not have another device to register to this newly created account. Meanwhile, all of my bookmarks are MIA, and there are no folders called 'bookmarkbackups' and there are no other Mozilla files and folders anywhere on my HD that don't have today's date as last modified. HELP!!! please.

This all started when I could no longer download pdfs from shared folders (accessed last week) on the Google (evil) platform. Our IT guy suggested I update my browser version, since I had no problem when I tried a test and downloaded the pdfs w/ease using Chrome(also evil). So I updated my Firefox browser because I don't want to be forced into using Chrome as my primary browser - ever. Now I seem to be totally hosed - by Mozilla this time. You know, I was perfectly happy and well served running vs ~66. And this kind of thing is exactly why I don't like updates. Please help me and restore my previously unwavering faith and loyalty to Mozilla. I have been using Mozilla web browsers exclusively since 1993/4(?) (I don't think it was even called Firefox then). Please help.

Asked by bbishop1 47 minutes ago

comment récupérer marque-pages perdu ?

comment récupérer marque-pages perdu ? en synchroniser les marque-pages entre mes deux appareilles j'ai perdu marque-pages d'origines. comme je peux les récupérer ? merci… (read more)

comment récupérer marque-pages perdu ? en synchroniser les marque-pages entre mes deux appareilles j'ai perdu marque-pages d'origines. comme je peux les récupérer ? merci!

Asked by lipingweng 1 hour ago

firefox tab name edit

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ? right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Ag… (read more)

firefox tab name edit: can a user name tab at will ?

right now it has LOGO and "Home" but i want it to read something like OSC-US Office of Special Counsel-Independent Agency-Home because i just do.

i have three other bookmarks for OSC: i can edit the bookmark name from "properties" but have never known whether i can also edit the name shown on a tab.

LOGO Home isn't too helpful to me. but even just knowing that i CAN'T edit tab names will be helpful to know, so i can stop thinking about it and get some sleep after another bag of chocolate-chip cookies. being an american right now is plenty stressful.

who named them "cookies" anyhow?-is it bc they kind of leave crumbs? did i win?

thank you for helping. i do appreciate it.

Asked by notanotherhero 1 hour ago

Mac OS: CNN videos no longer play on Firefox

CNN videos no longer play on Firefox. This has started in the last week or so. I'm using Mac OS 10.12.6. No problems with YouTube or any other sites I visit that have vid… (read more)

CNN videos no longer play on Firefox. This has started in the last week or so.

I'm using Mac OS 10.12.6.

No problems with YouTube or any other sites I visit that have videos.

Asked by JukTheWise 1 hour ago

Blocked by DevTools

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (with three extensions: Ghostery, HTTP Header Live and Noscript) and JavaScript. In JavaScript I has used the href "http://localhost/..… (read more)

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (with three extensions: Ghostery, HTTP Header Live and Noscript) and JavaScript. In JavaScript I has used the href "http://localhost/.../.../...?webnvg=n&webvrs=tst" and changed the webnvg parameter from 'n' to 'y' by the command: window.location.replace("/.../.../webnvg=y&webvrs=tst"); But I still got the same error "Blocked by DevTools", whereafter the current url is used (i.e. with the webnvg parameter 'n'. What should I have done wrong?

Asked by devrije 2 hours ago

LOST TABS AND WINDOWS

I signed off my computer and closed all apps. When I sign back on and went to Firefox, all of my open windows and tabs were gone. I have tried all the instructions of h… (read more)

I signed off my computer and closed all apps. When I sign back on and went to Firefox, all of my open windows and tabs were gone. I have tried all the instructions of how to restore the previous sessions. By now, mine is not the previous session, but the session last week. It even looks like that there have been some changes in the bar where I put "Google" to pull up the search page. I have tried all the instructions. Does anyone know how to restore my tabs and open window from a week ago. I had LOTS of them

Any help is appreciated

Asked by SUGARBEA45 3 hours ago

Webcam and Mic icon blocking screen content

On Linux (Pop OS) when the mic or webcam is active, a notification is displayed. This is great and useful for security. However, I cannot move or click on or do anything … (read more)

On Linux (Pop OS) when the mic or webcam is active, a notification is displayed. This is great and useful for security.

However, I cannot move or click on or do anything with it. The most annoying thing for me is it pops up directly over my system clock (See screenshot attached).

Is this icon supposed to be movable? Is clicking it supposed to do something (like activate the tab using the mic/webcam)? Is this a missing feature or bug?

I've seen some solutions regarding a custom css file that hides it entirely, but I'd still like to know when a tab is accessing it. I just want to be able to move it out of the way!

Asked by Anxiety35 3 hours ago

u2f devices do not work with firefox 82.x. In much earlier versions it was!

I cannot use my u2f stick * with Firefox 82.x. Nothing happens (no Windows 10 message) - although "security.webauth.u2f" is set to true in the config. Tested with various… (read more)

I cannot use my u2f stick * with Firefox 82.x. Nothing happens (no Windows 10 message) - although "security.webauth.u2f" is set to true in the config. Tested with various productive but also test sites. *) Nitrokey FIDO U2F

With Google Chrome, however, everything works perfectly. What to do - besides switching to the Chrome browser, where I've been used to Firefox for many years?

Regards, Kallle

Asked by karl.kuester 4 hours ago

Invalid email/password combination

Since installing Firefox on my new laptop I'm unable to access my profile on the following website: https://www.rain.co.za/ I always get Invalid email/password combinatio… (read more)

Since installing Firefox on my new laptop I'm unable to access my profile on the following website:

https://www.rain.co.za/

I always get Invalid email/password combination even after resetting my password numerous times.

I can access my profile on mobile using the same credentials but not on my pc browser.

Please any assistance will be appreciated.

Asked by kurtgouws 4 hours ago

Why so many Updates this month (Oct 2020)?

Hello, So far this month there have already been 4 Updates to Firefox. The latest one was just yesterday and now today there's another one. I don't mind the occasional up… (read more)

Hello, So far this month there have already been 4 Updates to Firefox. The latest one was just yesterday and now today there's another one. I don't mind the occasional update; usually it's about one or two each month. Five is crazy making! What's up with all the updates? Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 5 hours ago

Firefox ESR URL textfield is double normal size

As you can see from the attached screenshot (it's amusing that the screenshot utility was captured in it), Firefox ESR has an enlarged URL textfield. It recently appeared… (read more)

As you can see from the attached screenshot (it's amusing that the screenshot utility was captured in it), Firefox ESR has an enlarged URL textfield. It recently appeared on Debian-based systems, along with the more annoying bug solved by cor-el in my previous post. It appears when Firefox ESR is first started and on new tabs. I'm sure this is another about:config solution, but I have no idea what to search on.

Asked by pccobbler 5 hours ago

Android tablet has synced an insane amount of history from all my connected devices. How can I get this history on a desktop?

What the question says. My tablet had no trouble to get the history from all devices, even my old work laptop that I've returned 3 months ago. For some reason I can't get… (read more)

What the question says. My tablet had no trouble to get the history from all devices, even my old work laptop that I've returned 3 months ago. For some reason I can't get this history to sync back to any FF installation on any of my desktops. Any solutions? I mean other than rooting my tablet and search for the sqlite file manually.

Asked by adamstyl 5 hours ago

Firefox Icon Replaced with generic every time Firefox updates in Windows 10.

The last three times Firefox updated, the Fox icon on the Windows 10 task bar was replaced by a generic one. To restore the Fox icon, the generic one has to be unpinned, … (read more)

The last three times Firefox updated, the Fox icon on the Windows 10 task bar was replaced by a generic one. To restore the Fox icon, the generic one has to be unpinned, but that deactivates it and does not remove it. Then, selecting the generic icon results in a missing item error message and the error box has a selection to remove it. Then a new shortcut needs to be created from the Firefox exe file in the Program Folder and dragged to the task bar. Any idea what is happening and why, and preferably how to prevent it?

Asked by Rochester1 6 hours ago