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Lost bookmarks after update

Win 7Pro, 64 bit Firefox has been increasingly unstable over the past weeks. After installing the latest Version, all my bookmarks are lost. Is there a way to retrieve th… (read more)

Win 7Pro, 64 bit Firefox has been increasingly unstable over the past weeks. After installing the latest Version, all my bookmarks are lost. Is there a way to retrieve them? Hugo Scheer

Asked by hugo.scheer 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Bookmarks

thread is over here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1299043 I am responding to jscher2000, who posted to my question a short while ago about the loss of my bo… (read more)

thread is over here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1299043

I am responding to jscher2000, who posted to my question a short while ago about the loss of my bookmarks and being unable to restore. Thanks very much for the fast response. I checked the Places Database section of Troubleshooting, and as you suggested it does say "The places.sqlite database is sane", and "The favicons.sqlite database is sane". So I assume that's good? Now what do I do? Again, many thanks for the assistance.

Asked by idrabego 2 days 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 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week 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 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How is YouTube able to launch a pop-up window without a border?

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while t… (read more)

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while to realize that it's actually a pop-up window with no border, no file menu, no address bar! just a floating video with no border at all! Very creepy!

What is going on here? How can this be possible? Why is Firefox allowing this? Surely if sites are allowed to make windows pop up without borders, it represents a huge security risk? They could pretend to be anything - a message from Firefox, a Windows error message, anything at all. I am so concerned about this! I presume this is a new feature of Firefox and it needs to be stopped immediately!

Lately, Firefox seems to be giving more and more control over to web developers, and taking away more of the users' rights and security. It is worrying and I don't like where things are going. Why can't Firefox just concentrate on being a great browser instead of allowing developers to do new things?

Asked by MartyJames 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Specific website crashes PC when using Firefox but not Chrome

Windows 7 Pro 64bit Athlon Phonom II X555 12GB DDR2 Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with integrated graphics Firefox 79.0 64bit (updated from a previous version but I … (read more)

Windows 7 Pro 64bit Athlon Phonom II X555 12GB DDR2 Asus M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 motherboard with integrated graphics Firefox 79.0 64bit (updated from a previous version but I did not make note of the previous version number)

Whenever I go to the login page at this site: https://community.ui.com/ using Firefox, my computer blue screens. Sometimes I will see the demo animation in on the right get all garbled and if I close FF quickly, no blue screen. Other times my whole screen just goes blank before I have a chance to do anything and then the blue screen. This does not happen with Chrome or Edge. These are 100% repeatable. ALWAYS with Firefox, NEVER with Chrome or Edge. Blue screen logs show errors related to atikmpag.sys (my graphics driver) and dxgkrnl.sys (DirectX). I checked for a graphics driver update; there was none. So I uninstalled and reinstalled using a fresh download from the motherboard manufacturer's website (using embedded graphics, no discreet GPU in this system). Did not solve the issue. I don't recall what version of Firefox I was using, but I updated to 79.0 and also tried ESR. No change. Ran Mozilla's recommended refresh procedure which removes extensions and resets settings. No change. Booted Windows into Safe Mode and the problem does NOT occur. When I booted back into normal mode, I uninstalled the graphics driver again and tried with default settings -- problem doesn't happen!

While this appears to be an issue with the graphics driver, it only happens in FF, so there seems to be an issue with the two interacting. The latest Firefox crash report listed in about:crashes is from November 2019, long before this issue was discovered. I assume that because the whole computer is crashing with a BSOD, FF doesn't register the crash.

Asked by kosmicken 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Javascript

How do I pause/halt/stop/freeze javascript on a webpage in Firefox? For example, this page. Using either console / keyboard shortcuts / extensions / plugins?

Asked by kie000 1 week ago

Answered by Amber 1 week ago

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Top SItes

Hi, Somehow, Amazon is now showing as my first Top Site. I have a one-row Top Site bar, and I have tried to unpin/remove/delete/dismiss it for two days, it still remains… (read more)

Hi,

Somehow, Amazon is now showing as my first Top Site. I have a one-row Top Site bar, and I have tried to unpin/remove/delete/dismiss it for two days, it still remains in the exact same spot. Why can't I get rid of it? I've searched the net & tried every remedy I could find...nothing. It's maddening. Please help me!

Firefox version 79.0

Thanks,

Scott

Asked by scott.r.cowden 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How do I stop Firefox from switching to new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows?

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click… (read more)

I am using "browser.link.open_newwindow.restriction" to force links that normally open in new windows, to instead open in new tabs. It all works fine, except when I click those links, Firefox switches to the new tabs immediately when I click them. I would like the tabs to open in new tabs but I do not want Firefox to immediately switch to them.

Please note that I have unchecked "When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately". Meaning, Firefox correctly does not switch to new tabs for normal links. However, it is switching to the new tabs for links that would normally open in new windows.

Asked by adampatterson123 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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nasty cookie banner 3 of 3

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297217] end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one Of course I could … (read more)

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Please continue here: [/questions/1297217]
end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 2 weeks ago

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nasty cookie banner

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297214] presented by the home page. In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks th… (read more)

Locking this thread.
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presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 2 weeks ago

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nasty cookie banner

Bonjour ( from France ) I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome. These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to… (read more)

Bonjour ( from France )

I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome.

These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to refuse them, it's my choice!

I accept them occasionally when certain sites I visit ask me to

When I connect to my portal, Orange in this case, I always have this banner (see the print sceen attached) which appears each time either by opening my inbox on each of the messages, or by consulting different subjects presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Content of Walmart Grocery site erased when opens.

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started r… (read more)

Firefox is blocking my Walmart Grocery site. Screen body is blank, all white. Site starts to open, then it is all erased. Only Firefox is doing this and it started recently. Walmart Grocery is essential to me as I am handicapped and need to order the food on-line. I have no installed extensions. No privacy blockers, so problem is coming from within Firefox recently.

Asked by sfolden 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Re Re Firefox opening a new browser/window

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locale… (read more)

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM

By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locales"? At the bottom of the Troubleshooting Information page, there is a section on that. The one you don't want is, I think the U.S. English build. Is the other one a different language/locale?

I did the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and renaming the Mozilla Firefox Folder. All that worked fine. The taskbar icon works.

But, I went out of order. I did the above before I saw your "by the way" message. I am again attaching jpegs from both troubleshooting pages on the Internationalization & Localization section If this is what you are referring to they are both the same.

So, if this is alright I will go back and redo the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and so on. Then delete C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and the desktop icon. Anything else that needs deleting?

Just for grins I am also attaching a jpeg of the Mozilla Firefox program from the Control Panel - Programs_Features page.

Think that's it.

Thanks again and again for all your help, Irv

Asked by irn89 2 weeks ago

Last reply by James 2 weeks ago

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Firefox don't ask microphone and camera permission when in iFrame

Hello, When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!),… (read more)

Hello,

When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!), below is an example:

if you directly open https://meet.jit.si/test123 in firefox, the Firefox will ask microphone and camera permission from the user but if you open https://test.spacex.ml/ which put https://meet.jit.si/test123 in an iframe then FIrefox don't ask any permission and refuse user to use microphone and camera!

Please help, thanks!

Asked by gamingtips 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago