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FireFox stopped recording browsing history - any ideas?

Long-time FireFox user, since v1.5. Stayed on ESR releases for a while, but a couple of years ago switched to following the most recent versions. Currently on v82.0.3. In… (read more)

Long-time FireFox user, since v1.5. Stayed on ESR releases for a while, but a couple of years ago switched to following the most recent versions. Currently on v82.0.3.

In May 2020, FireFox stopped recording visited sites. At the time (I keep a log of all SW updates) I was on v76.0.1. Last recorded browsing history is that of 15th May - see screenshot. My log shows that nothing relevant was installed/changed on that day, nor in preceding days.

So I have two questions. 1) any idea how this happened. 2) (More importantly) How should I go about re-enabling browsing history, whilst keeping all other aspects of my profile?

Thanks MV

Asked by michaelv627 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Tab and menu bar background color.

My tab bar and menu bar background is white. I have the latest FF version and I hear it should be black but it isn't. It used to be but I may have changed something and l… (read more)

My tab bar and menu bar background is white. I have the latest FF version and I hear it should be black but it isn't. It used to be but I may have changed something and lost it?

How do I make it black for ease of visibility - but not the web pages (just the upper bars). I have searched for hours and none of the answers either match what to do, or work.

Asked by klezw 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Wide Bookmark Spacing is Horrible!

When they updated to 89, large spaces were created in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So the bookmarks at the bottom don't fit in the window, a… (read more)

When they updated to 89, large spaces were created in between the bookmarked web sites when the window unfolds. So the bookmarks at the bottom don't fit in the window, and to get to the ones I can't see, I have to click the arrow at the bottom. But making it worse, is that if I do go to the bottom, the next time I open the bookmark tab, the list will open at the bottom (it doesn't revert to the top). So I'd have to scroll up to get to the ones at the top.

I list my bookmarks in the order they're in so I can get to the ones I go to most often as fast as possible. So they're at the top - I don't have to scroll far to get to them. I also use the "Other Bookmarks" tab since that's at the top. But sometimes that's hidden and I have to scroll up to get to access that as well.

Also, this update changed the size of the command windows - the copy/paste window, the "open in new tab" window, and the window to get the correct spelling of the word. They're so big, they run from the top of the screen to bottom, instead of a small square. So you'll have to scroll way up to get to the command or word you want.

I can't stand this.

There was a simple work-around. Changing the proton preferences to false. But they removed them with 90. I posted a message on these boards a few weeks ago asking for them not to be removed. Of course it didn't do any good.

There supposedly is a "fix" to this, but it has to do with CSS - whatever the heck that is and I'm not even going to attempt to figure it out. Fixing this should NOT be complicated at all (like the proton preferences). And besides, even that CSS thing won't bring everything back to what is was. So why bother?

More scrolling, bigger command windows, etc., are not that big of a deal, but that's not the point. Why can't they leave well enough alone? What part of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," do they not understand? If I wanted a tedious way to access my bookmarks, I'd use Chrome!

I know it won't happen, but how can we get them to reset the bookmarks and command windows back to the way they were? Is that asking too much? Ask a silly question...

If their objective is to lose Firefox users, congratulations. It just might work.

Asked by Steve09 1 year ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 11 months ago

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How, or can, I stop the download manager from opening up automatically?

I'm a little surprised they've taken away the option of choice when it comes to downloading files. But what's most annoying, is the manager opens u and drops down blockin… (read more)

I'm a little surprised they've taken away the option of choice when it comes to downloading files. But what's most annoying, is the manager opens u and drops down blocking my view of the page, much less that it makes ms stop and think about what I am about to download.

I do not understand the purpose of this. The old way was safer, cleaner and less annoying. How can, or am I able to get that "choice" back?

When searching for a fix I have seen that that there is/was a similar feature in the Edge browser but it can be undone. I feel Firefox users deserve that option.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Asked by springheel 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Can't pay with Paypal on Firefox

When trying to pay with Paypal on Firefox I get the message: 'Securely logging you in You've activated PayPal One Touch so there is no need to enter your password today' … (read more)

When trying to pay with Paypal on Firefox I get the message: 'Securely logging you in You've activated PayPal One Touch so there is no need to enter your password today' (please see image attached) But I have deactivated PayPal onetouch long ago To pay with Paypal I have to use Chrome. It works and I am asked to enter my PayPal password

Asked by nicarb 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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how to allow popups in my browser?

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on thi… (read more)

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on this browser. Thanks for your help!

Asked by pcarson77 1 year ago

Answered by Fredrick 1 year ago

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Why does task manager show 6 "instances" of Firefox?

I started using Firefox on a Windows 10 laptop. I checked Task Manager as the computer is slow. It shows 6 instances of Firefox, all 6 using memory, with one of them show… (read more)

I started using Firefox on a Windows 10 laptop. I checked Task Manager as the computer is slow. It shows 6 instances of Firefox, all 6 using memory, with one of them showing CPU usage.

Is this "normal"? Is this how Firefox works? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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WebGL stopped working after the Firefox 88 upgrade

Per the title, webgl suddenly stopped working a couple days ago. The error seems to be: WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creatio… (read more)

Per the title, webgl suddenly stopped working a couple days ago. The error seems to be:

WebGL creation failed: * WebglAllowWindowsNativeGl:false restricts context creation on this system.

I'm on Ubuntu 21.04 (X, not wayland) with an nvidia graphics card. The "share data" below seems comprehensive, but let me know if any other info will help.

Asked by john588 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro?

How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro? in address bar: type the following: About:config press enter [or go to] choose: show all… (read more)

How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro?

in address bar: type the following:

About:config

press enter [or go to]

choose:

show all
search preference name

app.update.silent

boolean                                  click the + and set it to true
 restart firefox browser and the nag was gone for me.
I saw this posted a few times, BUT they left out important details

after typing in app.update.silent [you must add it by pressing the + sign] yes boolean as the other apps. are set to boolean on my win 7 pro machine. yes I am in America and English is the only language I know. :( [sad isnt it?]

Asked by starnesent 1 year ago

Answered by starnesent 1 year ago

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Firefox Keeps Changing File Extensions for 'Odd' File Type

Like I said in the title, Firefox keeps changing the file extension for 'odd' file type when downloading them. I say 'Odd' because I download this type of file almost eve… (read more)

Like I said in the title, Firefox keeps changing the file extension for 'odd' file type when downloading them. I say 'Odd' because I download this type of file almost every day. They're a .ts4script file type, which is a file type for modding The Sims 4. Up until today they were downloading just fine, but now firefox keeps changing them into .zip files.

While this slightly makes sense as a .ts4script IS a zipped up file that contains python files it's very annoying to have to manually change the file type after downloading more than a few at the same time...

Is there maybe a setting I may have accidentally changed or something?

Asked by dewdrp 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do I stop that annoying url popping up at the bottom of my screen?

When I am watching a TV stream on my PC; when I hover on (some) pictures or videos, a supremely annoying pop-up url appears at the bottom of my screen. I have some learni… (read more)

When I am watching a TV stream on my PC; when I hover on (some) pictures or videos, a supremely annoying pop-up url appears at the bottom of my screen. I have some learning problems and can not figure out the 'userChrome.css' method. I can not work with long streams of multiple overlapping instruction. I am not tech savvy. I do not understand 'layers' and stuff like that. I can do the 'about:config' thing, if anyone knows whether or not if I can fix it from there, I would be eternally grateful. Thanks.

Asked by mckendrick 6 months ago

Answered by -elison- 6 months ago

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Warning: Potential Security Risk...

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows: Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a … (read more)

hi! sometimes when trying to visit a site by clicking a google search result link, firefox stops it and shows:

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to (website).com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details...

So my question is, would attackers be able to steal such information if i never enter any? ie, if i only visit the site to read about things...

thanks for your reply!

Asked by z. ixa 1 year ago

Answered by z. ixa 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks me from saving images

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing t… (read more)

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing the entire experience of using the web.

And it seems to me that Mozilla are enabling developers to do this, trying to take away people's rights.

In the past, I could work around the problem (not that I should have to) by going to Tools > Page Info > Media. But even that method no longer works (eg go to www.bbc.co.uk - the large image in the top left is nowhere to be found in Media!) There are also sites which show PDFs that cannot be downloaded. That is just SO wrong!

The ability to save any image in a web page is a basic liberty of using the web, always has been. No website should be allowed to display images that can't be downloaded, it's just wrong. It's like someone making a magazine out of special paper to stop readers tearing pages out!

I've sent feedback about this through the Help menu, but no one ever listens.

Does anyone here have the ability to raise this issue with Mozilla? This needs to be FOUGHT against. They are helping large corporations to slowly strip away the basic rights of the public. Saving pictures may seem like only a small detail, but it ultimately leads to a 100% premium internet where no one can keep or save anything. Mozilla is taking the internet out of the hands of the public and putting it the hands of big businesses.

The issue of 'protecting copyright' is completely irrelevant. Any criminal operation determined to leech images would obviously have the ability to do this regardless. Plus, if companies don't want people to be able to download the high-res version of an image, they shouldn't put it online.

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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is there any way to hide the status bar (or pop-up) at the bottom left?

Hi, I'd like to get rid of the status bar at the bottom left corner. I know it goes away and it seems impossible to remove. But is there any way to remove it? I add an im… (read more)

Hi, I'd like to get rid of the status bar at the bottom left corner. I know it goes away and it seems impossible to remove. But is there any way to remove it? I add an image to show what I want to remove. Thanks in advance!

Asked by hyeseung97 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Hourglass page loading icon

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I… (read more)

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I got it and it doesn't look as neat as the previous one.

Asked by Konstantinos Fotiadis 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago