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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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Where have my logins gone?

I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I check the Logins and Passwords all have been cl… (read more)

I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I check the Logins and Passwords all have been cleared. I am now faced with the arduous task of resetting many many login credential. Poor advice from Mozilla.

Asked by jon.pearce26 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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When I attempt to manually clear "Cookies and Site Data" at the end of a browsing session, I am left with 2.6MB of cached web content. How do I clear this?

Firefox is set to be in permanent private browsing mode: History is set to "Never Remember History" and all "Cookies and Site Data" is set to be cleared each time Firefox… (read more)

Firefox is set to be in permanent private browsing mode: History is set to "Never Remember History" and all "Cookies and Site Data" is set to be cleared each time Firefox is closed. Nevertheless, my habit for years has been to manually clear these options at the end of each session and Firefox always reported that "Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 0 MB of disk space" afterward. Beginning a few months ago after a Firefox upgrade, 2.1MB of Cached Web Content remained after my attempts to manually clear the data. With the latest upgrade to 73.0.1, this has risen to 2.6MB of persistent data. Why? And, how can I clear it?

Asked by pclark1 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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"Restore previous session" box in Options is grayed out

I would like to set my browser to restore my previous session when I restart my computer, but in Options, the box next to "Restore Previous Session" is grayed out so I ca… (read more)

I would like to set my browser to restore my previous session when I restart my computer, but in Options, the box next to "Restore Previous Session" is grayed out so I can't check it. Thoughts?

Asked by BCB27 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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Firefox search contest 2020??

Just ran a search in the address bar and was taken to this "Firefox search contest 2020" page. Never happened before and I assume it's a scam, have checked my add-ons and… (read more)

Just ran a search in the address bar and was taken to this "Firefox search contest 2020" page. Never happened before and I assume it's a scam, have checked my add-ons and plugins but I don't see anything suspicious. Is this something to be concerned about?

If helpful, the url for this page is: https://sweetrelxme16.live/2262313374/?utm_campaign=QPF8euu28II5lw7O2iHhCugVqK5RzfdNsTpLaMM91qY1&t=main9_f90c820c180a04261c8d0973930afd&f=1&fp=4e4lHv53VRFsZD7g8DH8cHoGoZqhKuVVuUJjMi0vd9MavAzv9Ra8r35cGpaMIxPQMRUMvVHb0l82DIdO3468J0I1IGraOutgrge%2Bq9NWJxSgTtCArhRG9wrtn5m01%2Bx0n3MmjZiSV6rdotDp1uZK3X%2FC73QNaXrVEwU6oP9mIPSfJK%2B9iUDEhYFO3CUB0gqNmsYjipzEBg99p%2B0M3CKQbwifntTBZHvPFeMpyKOWKE7SKgze%2FpKn5JZBWY3pSSBh4y1pXXC3eYKb2LhL2ZoH4%2BWQ9hbMgWcybfFg5BkLBtWg1kwuZsikClxevJtm60RKV7prd51JiGjLrzf%2FNTDqxdrpwU2A0t4hnMG%2FGjpBHkvqc7jsROicHRQJdXvl6Xw%2BK1B4QHr4OdFM%2BRtvtMIuVoWNw3847b%2Bz5EijdBw1lIcKWD54y5Ykl2UHIWkWE3GJ0k%2Boz0qwm%2Bjks2VWfUk1dLIjwzZZ67mP3%2BIlzBvpAGyhYi%2FWISpYwui97wQ8U53uQKjnBTYIz1WN5e6HZkKCRHJTfzo%2FYcUJhu%2Fk4HDS04VDapoV6VLpeDv4JHDFP3AcqH5EPLVv648vIOUc%2B27TQByyZx70ORGYyOztbMH6xU0v%2B%2FM6DLecFWnHAPkQ8X%2Fk1igvbBNx8cPPUGQOchdh9Y1Hc7nm%2F4mZ%2BHsCVI5oeT%2FX7TJ15lDFHvc7uVp7J61DCWuWlQdtwjhqXu7Ms0k45AQQwlDJe4XvNbuDOTcti8QfPQw0zMaHTsoH6KjWUiBG6Qlk5UE4apuslT%2BVS8%2FhGlqRo190rqmBhsp3GLn%2B%2FkX8eoNQBK5adrrme1vjyuDFwg3XB1E0E9FY5RGGQuCmS2NgJ5NY1epvc0bT8qUYVwoKESw3dxc0I8oaHXm8pjJotg8dJ9p18vFzQfENSQ1Lif%2FXLA3qsLDDGOeLC5KQwPTUDb%2Bbwt5MjbLFbi09eakKIqSw1T6jyb6AzUIbIYU9CobdiZXlqXR1faA65a%2Bb49rHlYpFMsmtVMGAZGJ6GRcpqgidhwUeEfDWptpsKYjjcWxDXhB3bu93CuigV8dR%2FobTpbwwGmyFCtClfyPoqFgQ57R83bMHQta0ufdOf5rN%2BN%2BUUcgassNy4H84lggSNKjX1Tfle8JYPE8P850TKT8zL0qRyVHs9cq5ng7k%2FQl3TB847FICfrcWLUcxAU5Ed5hGOBPMcjGbc1pABVRV9%2BIivKKTvd06vBei1U27t1QJnlPCRub9A1wI2MEwWlJijoNtXlXN1odzAUFPLHNLG%2B3OjI80qmpNeUJoxRmfUN%2B%2BohI9hbzBle58Ij9659u%2FRIvLRx5Cs96YiHAeFadW%2FDvWvDJh3TzYhc798ZMqiB4KIcFtttKF8siLLCWSmhOmvNl0xVlAZBjrv%2Bs7beWbDKa2

Asked by paulcharlesworth 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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How can I disable firefox screenshot notifications?

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but th… (read more)

I love Firefox screenshots. However, On copying a screenshot, I receive a notification. I want to disable these notifications. I tried disabling web notifications but that did not help. Is there any way of doing so? Thanks!

Asked by Qrious 4 months ago

Answered by McCoy 4 months ago

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After Firefox update, when opening an ebay item from the search list all photos & text go to the left side, layout not normal

A day ago I did the Firefox update to 75.0. Since then I have had trouble viewing ebay items. After you do a ebay search a list of items show up. When you open an item… (read more)

A day ago I did the Firefox update to 75.0. Since then I have had trouble viewing ebay items. After you do a ebay search a list of items show up. When you open an item from a search list, you get a photo of the item usually on the left side and a description below the photo item. However, below and after the description everything including other seller photos and text are on the left side of the page. Normally they are across the page from the left side to right side. But now the layout is all on the left side. Everything is against the left side only and very hard to read. For many years I have never run into this problem before. I signed off and restarted Ebay with same problem. Looked at my son's computer and the ebay layout looked correct like like mine use to. I also opened up my google chrome browser and signed onto ebay. The ebay photos and text were correctly located on the page. So it appears that the recent update to firefox will not display the correct layout format in ebay. Can I download to the previous version of firefox? I 'm using latest Firefox browser 75.0 and running Windows 10. I attached a screen shot photo.

Asked by glennsaddress 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months 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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Firefox unchecks "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites"

Every time I reboot my computer, Firefox unchecks the "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" checkbox and as a result, saved logins do not appear. It is annoying… (read more)

Every time I reboot my computer, Firefox unchecks the "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" checkbox and as a result, saved logins do not appear. It is annoying and inexplicable. The logins aren't lost, but I shouldn't have to recheck the checkbox every time I start the computer. Is this a "feature" to force me to use an account to make passwords transferable by storing them in the cloud?

Asked by regeraghty 2 months ago

Answered by AMAN ARYAN 2 months ago

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How can I view all the times I visited a website in Firefox history, instead of just its most recent visit?

Let's say I visit google.com at 6PM, then later at 9PM. Firefox would only in history when I visited the site at 9PM, could I make it show when I visited it at both 6PM a… (read more)

Let's say I visit google.com at 6PM, then later at 9PM. Firefox would only in history when I visited the site at 9PM, could I make it show when I visited it at both 6PM and 9PM?

Asked by Yousuf 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Specific website won't open in Firefox but will open in other browsers.

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website… (read more)

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website.

I've tried going directly to specific pages on the site. I've exited and restarted Firefox. I've restarted my laptop. I can't find any setting where I might have accidentally blocked the page.

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10. Laptop only 4 months old.

What am I missing?

Thank you.

Asked by khveraacker 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Bookmarked file (*.pdf) will not open with Acrobat

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf… (read more)

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf reader. If I open the pdf from windows explorer it opens into acrobat. Is there a way to go from bookmark to acrobat?

Asked by kkayser 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Yahoo hijacked Google Search in Firefox

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Y… (read more)

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Yahoo hijacking Google Search in Firefox. The pop-up showed up again (see image). I've tried to find out how to remove Yahoo from Google Search through Firefox where it occurred, but everything I read just sends me in circles. Hopefully, you've tacked this problem and have answers.

Asked by marciastutzman 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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...initial installation of Firefox...

Hello everyone, I just bought a Macbook Air and want to use Firefox. Pardon my ignorance, I am not tech savvy, for I've a basic question. I started to install Firefox by… (read more)

Hello everyone,

 I just bought a Macbook Air and want to use Firefox. Pardon my ignorance, I am not tech savvy, for I've a basic question. I started to install Firefox by clicking on the download button but the following message popped up: 

"Do you want to allow downloads on 'www.mozilla.org'? You can change which websites can download files in website preferences."

 I do not know what is right: to click on "cancel" or "allow" to proceed? I haven't a clue what is the right choice. I am not going to do anything beyond the basic, everyday stuff on my laptop, just want to make the smart choice to begin with, keepin' it simple. Thanks everyone!

Asked by josh360guy 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Lost bookmarks when synced

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer… (read more)

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer bookmarks to appear on the other browser. But instead the more-often used browser now has the same bookmarks as the less-oft used one.

Asked by Terry 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Dropdown Search Suggestions

I use the dropdown in the search bar on Firefox (called "Awesome Bar," I think?). However, there are search engines which are clearly pinned. For example, @amazon or "S… (read more)

I use the dropdown in the search bar on Firefox (called "Awesome Bar," I think?). However, there are search engines which are clearly pinned. For example, @amazon or "Search with Amazon" or "Search with Google."

How can I delete them?

I have searched through this issue in the Community, and the solutions there are not available to me. I cannot "Hold" the item, and press delete. I cannot "right-click" on the item. I cannot highlight the choice and delete, either through right-clicking or hitting the delete key.

Please advise. I want the other choices to be available.

Thanks.

Asked by msieger89 1 week ago

Answered by Standard8 6 days ago

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Manage Search Engines Added Via "Add As Search Engine"

I've added several custom search engines to Firefox by right-clicking in a search field, selecting "Add as search engine" and choosing a keyword. Today I wanted to manage… (read more)

I've added several custom search engines to Firefox by right-clicking in a search field, selecting "Add as search engine" and choosing a keyword. Today I wanted to manage the list of search engines I've added in this manner but was unable to find where Firefox keeps the list. It's not in Options as far as I can tell. Any ideas?

Asked by helmanfrow 6 days ago

Answered by Standard8 6 days ago