I signed in but nothing restored (bookmarks, addons, passwords ..etc)

Hello, I've been using Firefox for really long time , and I'm the guy who usually install fresh system every couple of months today I fresh installed firefox and signed i… (read more)

Hello, I've been using Firefox for really long time , and I'm the guy who usually install fresh system every couple of months today I fresh installed firefox and signed in , got the code to email , confirmed but nothing synced , tried to close the browser and reopen it but still nothing came out tried to sign out and resign in , still nothing I checked my firefox account on my "firefox for ios" , I can see everything is there (bookmarks) so what should I do to restore everything ? thanks in advanced.

Asked by Bassel Taljo 6 days ago

Last reply by Bassel Taljo 5 days ago

Is there a way to restore my bookmaks from my account after deleting operating system?

Dear community, After my OS re-installation I was hoping and I was pretty sure, that my Firefox account is backing-up all of my bookmarks. I have done this again in the p… (read more)

Dear community,

After my OS re-installation I was hoping and I was pretty sure, that my Firefox account is backing-up all of my bookmarks. I have done this again in the past and I had the bookmarks bar there always waiting for me intact. This time though I had to reset my Firefox account password as I forgot to store it somewhere and after that I managed to get access to my account but the bookmarks are nowhere to be found.

Is there a way to restore them without having a backup file (JSON or something else from the previous OS installation?). Is Mozilla storing these bookmarks somewhere so I can have them again but from the "cloud"? If not it is quite catastrophic for me. I hope there is a solution!

Thank you in advance!

Asked by azwris 6 days ago

Last reply by azwris 5 days ago

Private browsing issue

I am finding it impossible to access the following website from within a private window or with Firefox set to Never remember history... https://groceries.asda.com/ I see… (read more)

I am finding it impossible to access the following website from within a private window or with Firefox set to Never remember history...

https://groceries.asda.com/

I see the cookie warning, the top banner of the page and a spinning green circle.

The website operates as expected on my PC with Chrome in incognito mode.

Similarly, the same issue occurs with Firefox Focus on my Android phone, but not with In Browser or Dolphin Zero.

This is no deal breaker for me but I am curious about what may be causing it to happen.

Asked by Cranky Granky 6 days ago

Last reply by Cranky Granky 6 days ago

How can I optimize my pages for reader view?

I have a website, a typical three column design, with NAV, MAIN and ASIDE elements. A reader view option appears in Firefox, but ironically, only the ads in my ASIDE elem… (read more)

I have a website, a typical three column design, with NAV, MAIN and ASIDE elements. A reader view option appears in Firefox, but ironically, only the ads in my ASIDE element show up when I click it.

The MAIN content uses SUMMARY/DETAILS to group things. Personally, I would think this combination would scream reader view content, yet MAIN is ignored entirely. It has some links, but so does my ASIDE (advert) content.

My ads are simple blurbs and links, no pictures, for my own ebooks, and are not served by a third party, so I can see how they could get picked up and I'm fine with that. What puzzles me is why the MAIN content is being ignored.

The site in question is: https://waxphilosophic.sdf.org/erotica/ It is marginally safe for work provided you do not click any of the links. No explicit images.

As a test, I even tried changing the SUMMARY/DETAIL of my "What's New" section to ARTICLE followed by an H2 heading. No change in behavior. https://waxphilosophic.sdf.org/erotica/test.html

The HTML passes the W3 validator. I searched Firefox Help / Stack Exchange. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Davina Lee 6 days ago

Last reply by Davina Lee 14 hours ago

Advanced Color Options/Windows 10

At first I thought this was an issue with Windows 10, but then I realized it really wasn't. I am using the Dark Mode in Windows 10. When I right click on the desktop the … (read more)

At first I thought this was an issue with Windows 10, but then I realized it really wasn't. I am using the Dark Mode in Windows 10. When I right click on the desktop the dialog box renders in darker colors. Also, most all the programs I use take on the same colors, though I believe it is relative to the program and it is relative to Firefox. Consequently, when I am in the Firefox browser and I right click and open a dialogue box in Firefox, the colors are a white background with a black font, on every web site.

I then remembered the colors option in Firefox and went to options, fonts & colors and changed the colors to a black font on a white page. I also ticked on Use System Colors as I have done in previous versions of Firefox & Windows. However, they won't take, and my dialog boxes continue to have a white background with a black font.

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Thank you.

Asked by springheel 5 days ago

Last reply by springheel 5 days ago

uBlock origin (possibly other addons) installs but does not work - Firefox 68.8.0ESR on Debian 10

I'm running a brand new install of Debian. Initially the install comes with Firefox version 68.7.0 ESR. After setting up my Firefox preferences, I tried installing uBlo… (read more)

I'm running a brand new install of Debian. Initially the install comes with Firefox version 68.7.0 ESR. After setting up my Firefox preferences, I tried installing uBlock origin. The install seemed to go fine, but I noticed that the uBlock button does not appear to the right of the address bar by the bookmarks/sidebars/firefox account buttons. I went on Youtube to check to see if it was actually blocking ads and it is not blocking. When I open the addons page to check if it is there (Tools > Addons) it shows uBlock origin as an enabled addon.

I opened synaptic to see if there is an upgrade version available and saw that there was (Version 68.8.0 ESR). I went ahead and installed the upgrade, but there is no improvement, still seeing ads on Youtube. I removed it and reinstalled, but also no improvement. I've been searching google for answers but other than references to the issues last year with addons being broken I am not finding anything helpful.

Any ideas on how to fix this? Your help is appreciated.

Asked by no_face 5 days ago

Last reply by no_face 5 days ago

Падение файрфокс

Здравствуйте, использую устаревшую ОС WinXP*64 SP2 И максимально поддердиваемую для этого версию firefox 52, сама система и браузер стоит на SSD но всё равно происходят п… (read more)

Здравствуйте, использую устаревшую ОС WinXP*64 SP2 И максимально поддердиваемую для этого версию firefox 52, сама система и браузер стоит на SSD но всё равно происходят падения, бывают при запуске нескольких окон, а бывают при одном, иногда постоянно, иногда могут несколько минут не происходить. И вобще по часу-2 работает нормально. Чем можно протестировать чтобы найти причину?

Asked by synaps777 5 days ago

Last reply by synaps777 5 days ago

I won't check a box that pre-agrees to being in "studies" I'm not aware of...but...

I won't check a box that opts me into observational and INTERVENTIONAL studies that I won't even be aware that I'm in since I don't look every 5 minutes at the settings a… (read more)

I won't check a box that opts me into observational and INTERVENTIONAL studies that I won't even be aware that I'm in since I don't look every 5 minutes at the settings and may do things like the evil sort of one fb ? did that changed your emotions.

That's a great example of why I moved to Firefox from Chrome and am wary of Facebook.

I'd be more than happy to check a box that says: "Please offer me any/all studies I may be eligible for including add'l questions to see if I'm eligible, with a reasonable stab at assent (not even informed consent). And of course whether data is anonymous (truly, as in after the study even if you wanted to you couldn't figure out which person was which), or not. Not anonymous may be fine....depending on the study. My very best, really, you're great....AND I'd be happy to discuss, advise (see below)...my 'toolbox' isn't simply biomedical. Darren


(Just me being pedantic now ignore this as you wish: And you say "study" ... I'm a researcher (sometimes)...IRB, grants, peer review, publications. Research is the "creation of generalizable knowledge." Is that what you're doing? I suspect you're doing more "quality improvement" where you figure out what works better for you...and SOMETIMES that is generalizeable knowledge (i.e., certain colors make people happy in every browser not Firefox specific), but do you publish it as peer reviewed research? Now, it's TOTALLY FINE if you don't and it's QI....but would specify that and not call it studies...call it...evaluating improvements or whatever. The use of the word 'study' and 'research' drive me nuts since when we talk to people about actual 'studies' and 'research' they conflate that with marketing evaluations of what makes us by more or which candidate we're interested in or how to sell things to us.)

Asked by Bikelink 5 days ago

Last reply by Bikelink 3 days ago

Firefox missing Titlebar

Been trying to get the titlebar back for a while now, it just up and vanished and I never noticed it until recently when a webpage was displaying important information in… (read more)

Been trying to get the titlebar back for a while now, it just up and vanished and I never noticed it until recently when a webpage was displaying important information in the titlebar but because it was not present, I did not see this information and purchased a product that contained an ingredient which I am allergic to.

BTW: The correct terminology for the item in question is Window Caption

Found this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/943363

Didn't help.

Found this about:config setting: browser.tabs.drawInTitlebar It was TRUE I turned it FALSE Titlebar is showing.

Where in preferences is this toggled?

And is it possible to toggle it by accident with a shortcut key?

Asked by Colin WG 4 days ago

Last reply by Colin WG 4 days ago

FF 76.0.1 suddenly cannot logon to Chase.com in LINUX only. FF 76.0.1 in Win7 logs in fine

Apparently chase has "enhanced" their site within the last 2 weeks. FF 76.0.1 goes in to Chase fine in Windows but cannot login in Linux with 76.0.1. Chase tech help wa… (read more)

Apparently chase has "enhanced" their site within the last 2 weeks. FF 76.0.1 goes in to Chase fine in Windows but cannot login in Linux with 76.0.1. Chase tech help was of no help at all.

Asked by arc2 4 days ago

Last reply by arc2 4 days ago

network.trr.mode = 3

Hello Community! I have been a FF user for a couple of years now and really enjoy the browser - thanks for all the hard work. The last FF update to ver 76 has been a stru… (read more)

Hello Community! I have been a FF user for a couple of years now and really enjoy the browser - thanks for all the hard work. The last FF update to ver 76 has been a struggle as I use DoH and I set network.trr.mode = 3 (no non-DoH fallback allowed) however the update has broken this. I even completely reinstalled the OS (linux - pop) with a full clean install of FF with the same results. This is also the case on all my machines no it's for sure FF 76. Any ideas? Here are my config settings:

network.trr.mode = 3 network.trr.custom_uri = https://mozilla.cloudflare-dns.com/dns-query network.trr.bootstrapAddress - 1.1.1.1

No pages will load however when i set network.trr.mode back to '2' all works fine again.

Asked by chris.d.green 4 days ago

Last reply by chris.d.green 4 days ago

login to AT&T yahoo account

I use Firefox as my browser to log into my.yahoo home page. A few days ago I noticed when logged into my yahoo account that I would keep having to re-log in even though I… (read more)

I use Firefox as my browser to log into my.yahoo home page. A few days ago I noticed when logged into my yahoo account that I would keep having to re-log in even though I checked to box with AT&T to say logged in for 2 weeks. This is only happening to my email, portfolio and calendar windows. Part two is I cannot log into my yahoo/AT&T home page from my Firefox app on my iPhone. This also started a few days ago. All updates for Firefox and iOS have been installed. Tried to contact AT&T but the phone wait times have been 40+ minutes and they have not resolved anything.

Asked by Bruno 3 days ago

Last reply by Bruno 3 days ago

custom homepage as new tab page doesnt open automatically

hi guys and girls of mozilla, ive a little issue with a custom homepage i made which i want to use as my new tab page. im on linux and use firefox 76.0.1 (64bit). i set … (read more)

hi guys and girls of mozilla,

ive a little issue with a custom homepage i made which i want to use as my new tab page. im on linux and use firefox 76.0.1 (64bit).

i set up a autoconfig.cfg file with this code:

// var {classes:Cc,interfaces:Ci,utils:Cu} = Components;

  • set new tab page */

try { Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm"); var newTabURL = "/home/joe/.mozilla/firefox/h75u1z1z.default/startpage/index.html"; AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL; } catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

i also set up a autoconfig.js file with this code:

// First line should be a comment pref("general.config.filename", "autoconfig.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); pref("general.config.sandbox_enabled", false);

theyre saved in lib/firefox and lib/firefox/defaults/prefs

i then put firefox to open new tabs with a blank page. now it works like this. when i click open a new tab i get a blank page. but in the urlbar is the file selected. now i only need to press enter and i have my new tab page.

the question now is- how can i force firefox to press enter for me. that it opens the file directly and doesnt need me to press enter.

can u spot any errors in the code i copied from a thread in reddits/r/firefox CSS forum?

or is there a setting i can change which makes it the page opens by itself?

ill add two pics- one when i just opend the new tab and one after i clicked enter

Asked by joe23reptiles 3 days ago

Last reply by joe23reptiles 1 day ago

Firefox is preventing Macbook to sleep

Since I upgraded my macbook to Catalina, I found that my macbook can longer automatically go to sleep when the lid is open. And the culprit seems to be the firefox browse… (read more)

Since I upgraded my macbook to Catalina, I found that my macbook can longer automatically go to sleep when the lid is open. And the culprit seems to be the firefox browser, because in the activity monitor, it always shows that firefox is preventing the sleep.

Is there any reason that firefox is preventing my laptop to sleep? And how can I turn it off.

Asked by lajiyoujian25 3 days ago

Last reply by lajiyoujian25 2 days ago

Firefox won't open, nor will Firefox Profile Manager

I'm not sure what I can do to fix the problem; the answer I've found uses the Profile Manager and I can't access it, it'll open for a split second then close again. … (read more)

I'm not sure what I can do to fix the problem; the answer I've found uses the Profile Manager and I can't access it, it'll open for a split second then close again.

Asked by tommyhandley 3 days ago

Last reply by tommyhandley 1 day ago

Firefox for Mac

when Firefox is closed and a link is clicked, firefox opens with 2 windows, one with the link location and one with my home page. This happens without fail, so when an em… (read more)

when Firefox is closed and a link is clicked, firefox opens with 2 windows, one with the link location and one with my home page. This happens without fail, so when an email with a link that I want to open is pressed with the app closed. It doesnt happen if Firefox is already open. This has been going on for months, I have reinstalled OSX Catalina to see if that was the problem but to no avail.

Does anyone have any ideas

Mike

Asked by gitarman41 3 days ago

Last reply by gitarman41 6 hours ago

Firefox preventing computer from sleeping - powercfg showing audio playing when no audio playing

Hello, I love Firefox. Thanks for making it and please keep up the good work. I used Firefox for years, switched to Chrome for about 10 and have now come back to Firefo… (read more)

Hello,

I love Firefox. Thanks for making it and please keep up the good work. I used Firefox for years, switched to Chrome for about 10 and have now come back to Firefox again. Love the browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory config option. This was crucial to me returning to Firefox and I suggest you make this the default.

Anyway...

The issue I'm writing this for is that Firefox seems to be preventing my computer from sleeping. When I run

powercfg /requests

from a command prompt run as administrator, I get the following info: SYSTEM: [DRIVER] Realtek High Definition Audio (HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0255&SUBSYS_10251259&REV_1000\5&26841d0a&0&00) An audio stream is currently in use. [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe [PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume9\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe

This seems to show Firefox running audio that is preventing the computer from sleeping. However, none of the tabs are currently playing any audio. Thought I'd report the issue here.

Asked by the_new_mr 3 days ago

Last reply by the_new_mr 2 days ago

Restoring session

Hi, is it possible to restore two sessions back? After restarting the computer, I accidentally opened and closed a new session, and in the previous one I had many importa… (read more)

Hi, is it possible to restore two sessions back? After restarting the computer, I accidentally opened and closed a new session, and in the previous one I had many important tabs open. Is it possible to recover them?

Asked by d.a.wojcicka 3 days ago

Last reply by d.a.wojcicka 3 days ago