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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 2 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 months ago

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Firefox

I have ads on Gumtree and the photos on my ads have gone missing. I wrote to Gumtree and they said it is a Firefox problem. What do you think please.

Asked by Terry 4 days ago

Answered by Terry 2 days ago

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How To Clean Out Prefs That Are Clearly Old And Out of Date?

I have used and updated Firefox for years. I am now on v79. And in my prefs.js file (about:config) there is tons of old crap. Things like references to old addons which c… (read more)

I have used and updated Firefox for years. I am now on v79. And in my prefs.js file (about:config) there is tons of old crap. Things like references to old addons which cannot even be installed any more and were removed during updates, prtiner setup stuff for printers I no longer own, and something that is causing the rendering of chase.com to be messed up and the site unusable in FF.

Is there some reasonable way to clean up the prefs.js? Using about:config does not seem to remove entries, only reset them to default. If I exit FF and edit the file in my text editor, FF doesn't work right when re-started - I have to restore the profile folder from a backup.

There must be some way. Any help/tips?

Thanks

Asked by whitedavidp 2 days ago

Answered by whitedavidp 2 days ago

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Strange Results on https://www.chase.com/

Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can give me. For many years, I have had trouble with the rendering of https://www.chase.com/ in my Win10 Firefox install (see… (read more)

Hello and thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

For many years, I have had trouble with the rendering of https://www.chase.com/ in my Win10 Firefox install (see attached). This does NOT happen in my wife's install. I have been a user for a long, long time and this has persisted even through the update to 79.0 today. On the same machine, it renders fine in Chrome (see other attached).

As I said, the problem does not happen on my wife's computer and since it works in Chrome on the same computer I know this must be something wrong with my Firefox install. I have tried running with --safe-mode and the problem persists. I have repeatedly cleared site data/cookies and even the entire Firefox cache. The problem persists.

While I suspect there is still something hanging around in my profile that is causing this, I don't know what it is and I am loathe to erase my entire profile and start anew.

Any suggestions on how to get to the bottom of this mystery?

Thanks

Asked by whitedavidp 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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changing user name

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be change… (read more)

I'm starting gender transition, I prefer to have my name match my identity, but it's a long process to change a legal name. Is there a way to change it as a "to be changed to"?

Asked by Joey 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Missing Import and Backup button in Library

MBP Pro mid 2012, Firefox 79.0, High Sierra 10.13.6 I want to backup my bookmarks. When I do the following, the Library window opens but the Import and Backup button is m… (read more)

MBP Pro mid 2012, Firefox 79.0, High Sierra 10.13.6

I want to backup my bookmarks. When I do the following, the Library window opens but the Import and Backup button is missing. I've attached a screen shot.

1) Click Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks from the menu bar.

2) In the Library window that opens, click the Import and Backup button in the toolbar.

I am moving to a new MBP so I need to do a backup to import my bookmarks on the new computer.

Thanks for your help

Asked by trailmk 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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cookies

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago). The page isn't redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook… (read more)

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago).


The page isn't redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


I`ve tried to do myself but not working any help anyone, please

Thank you

Asked by kenwalsh00 1 month ago

Answered by kenwalsh00 1 month ago

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What is the "geo.provider.ms-windows-location" preference for?

I take my privacy very seriously and have disabled a large number of Firefox features which erode my privacy, including geo.enabled, dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled, do… (read more)

I take my privacy very seriously and have disabled a large number of Firefox features which erode my privacy, including geo.enabled, dom.event.clipboardevents.enabled, dom.battery.enabled, and many more.

Today I've just found a setting I've never noticed before which makes me really nervous: geo.provider.ms-windows-location

Can anyone please tell me what this does? Is it new? Why doesn't Mozilla have a page/resource explaining what all the preferences do and how to use them?

Asked by MartyJames 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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Startup behavior versus new window

I am trying to emulate the expected behavior I have from Chromium based browsers. I want my two email accounts to open on startup but then when I open a new window, for j… (read more)

I am trying to emulate the expected behavior I have from Chromium based browsers. I want my two email accounts to open on startup but then when I open a new window, for just the blank tab to open (Firefox home). There doesn't seem to be a way to do that. I can make them my "home" pages so that they load on startup, but then when I open a new window, it opens both of my home pages as tabs in that new window. Any help? See attached screenshot, is there something I'm missing or is this behavior just not possible in Firefox?

Asked by alexsoko 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Unwanted ads for Edge

EVERY TIME I open Firefox I immediately get an ad asking me to download MS Edge. This occurs even when Edge is not open. 1. I have Edge downloaded but it is not my defaul… (read more)

EVERY TIME I open Firefox I immediately get an ad asking me to download MS Edge. This occurs even when Edge is not open. 1. I have Edge downloaded but it is not my default browser – which is Firefox. 2. This ad appears even when Edge is not open. 3. I have turned off all the suggested fixes in the “Settings/Options” for both Firefox and Edge but without success. Is there any way to block these irritating pop-ups?

Asked by smail.barry 3 days ago

Answered by philipp 3 days ago

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Why can't I edit my Search Engines Links ? ! nor Add one manually ?!

That is my whole issue and I don't know if I should swear or not ! yandex by default .. okay, a sponsor but removing the option to manually add and edit search engines an… (read more)

That is my whole issue and I don't know if I should swear or not ! yandex by default .. okay, a sponsor

but removing the option to manually add and edit search engines and making them into extensions THAT IS TOO MUCH.

either give me a solution to this or give me a migration tool to move out my data.

Asked by mhsp2822 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Copy/Paste not working

As the title indicates, copy/pasting does not work. I'm on Windows 10, have installed Firefox about two days ago (I've recently switched to it) so the version of FF is up… (read more)

As the title indicates, copy/pasting does not work.

I'm on Windows 10, have installed Firefox about two days ago (I've recently switched to it) so the version of FF is up to date. I've looked up a few fixes before posting and they didn't work:

- Tried booting FF on safe mode and it didn't fix the issue - it clearly isn't caused by an add-on (and I've never had this issue in my previous browser with nearly the same add-ons installed). - other people seem to have had the exact same issue multiple times and it's lasted for years, so it's clearly a problem on FF's end.

Here is the issue described more specifically: Copying things from a tab from FF and into the online version of Word does not work - when I try to, the intended selection: - disappears a few seconds after I've pasted - or it does not appear at all - or when it does, it erases the entire sentence it was pasted next to it, which you can imagine is absolutely bothersome.

I've also tried to copy/paste statistics from a site called archiveofourown.org onto another FF tab. - What ended up being copied is only the last character of the entire content I was trying to paste, which I think suggests there's some issue with what's contained in the clipboard.

I'm mentioning these two websites because I'm guessing that something about them is probably conflicting with the copy/paste feature, however I'm hoping no one will have the gall to tell me it's those websites' faults and that I should just stop using them.

When pasting (while having hopefully copied the former selected content- and no, it wasn't the case), it always pastes the content which was last copied into the clipboard prior to that very attempt, which shows that the clipboard's content was not refreshed with the last selected copied one.

I'm surprised to see that FF has had such a glaring issue for years and for many other users, and updates have never given a fix for it. I'd like this issue to be fixed properly, because I'd hate to have to switch back to my previous browser. FF sports so many nice features that other browsers don't have, and it'd be a shame to ruin the experience with a bug so basic as the copy/paste feature being broken.

Asked by yumiifmb 4 months ago

Answered by user1321319 4 months ago

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delete master password

bold text My Firefox master password is asking me nearly every 3-5 minutes to give the master password. I made a mistake when I asked it. I am using only alone my comput… (read more)

bold text My Firefox master password is asking me nearly every 3-5 minutes to give the master password. I made a mistake when I asked it. I am using only alone my computer. Please help me.

Asked by BAPTISTE 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Pop up on CNBC, my home page

I use the Ad Blocker. But it doesn't help with CNBC's annoying pop up that says, "Please support our Journalism by allowing ads." which is powered by Admiral. This cu… (read more)

I use the Ad Blocker. But it doesn't help with CNBC's annoying pop up that says, "Please support our Journalism by allowing ads." which is powered by Admiral.

This cussed thing pops up every time I fire up my desktop PC which runs Windows 10. It gives me two choices. 1. To click on sentence that says something like, "Continue without supporting ads" or 2. To go through a long process to shut down Ad Block so they can fill up my CNBC pages with ads about crap that I will never buy online.

Help! I want to get rid of that pop up permanently!

Asked by jon.771 3 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 days ago

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Logged in youtube, can't post comments, subscribe and no notifications.

Hello, A few days ago I reinstalled win10. I backed up my firefox profile to keep all the data I had. After reinstall everything works except youtube. I can log in as usu… (read more)

Hello,

A few days ago I reinstalled win10. I backed up my firefox profile to keep all the data I had. After reinstall everything works except youtube. I can log in as usual, I can access my youtube settings, subscriptions etc. but I can not post comments, subscribe/unsubscribe to a channel or get notifications. When I try to subscribe/unsubscribe youtube gives the error "your session has expired, please login" and when I press the login button in the window it forwards me directly to the homepage of the channel I was trying to subscribe.

What I have tried: Delete cookies and data: nothing Uninstall firefox completely and delete all the data in user appdata folders and reinstall clean with a new profie: nothing

Any ideas? The same youtube account works perfectly on Chrome. I can post, subscribe, and get notifications.

This has become very frustrating since I use firefox since 2007 and I do not want to switch to another browser.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by vanu_radu 5 days ago

Answered by vanu_radu 3 days ago