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Profiles Vanished

I have a linux debian 11 o/s with up-to-date Firefox I don’t know which version at the moment it is whatever debian repo pushes down. I have 5 profiles on this particula… (read more)

I have a linux debian 11 o/s with up-to-date Firefox I don’t know which version at the moment it is whatever debian repo pushes down. I have 5 profiles on this particular computer with no previous issues. I decided to create another profile to be used for some test work and when I created it I then launched it and opened a few tabs to make sure it worked then closed. I planned on copying the profile files from another profile into this one so I went to the profile folder - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox/profile.names

Once there I saw my other profiles but could not locate this one so I went back to an open browser where I had the about:profiles page open and decided to delete that new profile and start over I figured maybe I accidentally saved it to a different directory. I hit remove it and it gave me the box asking if I wanted to remove files I chose yes I then go back to - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox but folder firefox was gone with all of my profiles all that was left in .mozilla was - /home/user/.mozilla/extensions and - /home/user/.mozilla/systemextensionsdev. Both of these folders - “extensions” as well as “systemextensionsdev” are empty. I go to the local directory for each profile and the data is still there for each of the profiles - /home/user/.cache/mozilla/firefox/profile.name.

The recycle bin is empty. A system-wide search for the profiles comes up with just the ones in the .cache folder. Back at the about:profiles page any attempt to open the preexisting profile results in a prompt asking me to create a new profile. I still have the one profile open and the addons are not working correctly. I did a bookmark export on this profile and doing so generated the “firefox” folder that had disappeared plus a profile folder using the same name of this open profile - /home/user/.mozilla/firefox'profile.name - it created a profile folder for this open profile using the correct name.

Any ideas on how this happened? Can the local profiles still in .cache be used to somehow restore the full profiles?

Asked by komms.tb 2 hours ago

Answered by komms.tb 8 minutes ago

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jscher2000, Remove or Disable Search engine Drop down box.

jscher2000, "Do you mean search engines appear even before you start typing anything to search?" Yes, as soon as i bring the cursor to the Search box. the drop down box a… (read more)

jscher2000,

"Do you mean search engines appear even before you start typing anything to search?"

Yes, as soon as i bring the cursor to the Search box. the drop down box appears.

I opened my Home page and all of the boxes under Firefox Home Content I had unclicked during set up.

My home page is set to blank page and New Tabs the same.

I turned them back on to do as you described but the three dots never appeared in the corner and everything remained the same so i turned them off again.

Thanks for trying to help.

John

Asked by Fallonjd 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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email

Hi Can anyone help? when i opened firefox it automatically brought up my email (gmail) as a small box at the top left corner next to firefox tab, however just opened it … (read more)

Hi

Can anyone help? when i opened firefox it automatically brought up my email (gmail) as a small box at the top left corner next to firefox tab, however just opened it up now and the email tab has disappeared?? where, how and can i get it back.

Thanks

Asked by yorkshireborn75 1 year ago

Answered by philipp 1 year ago

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Extensions

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is: htt… (read more)

In reply to my query about extensions, which was expertly answered by Andrew, he said: Safer Search - not sure what this is. Can you provide a link to it? Here it is:

https://safety.yahoo.com/SafetyGuides/Search/index.htm

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate it

Asked by mlgoodman2 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Home page issue

When opening firefox my home page is preceeded by a blank page. I know I've managed to press a wrong key, button, etc. Someone take pity and help an old man out. … (read more)

When opening firefox my home page is preceeded by a blank page. I know I've managed to press a wrong key, button, etc. Someone take pity and help an old man out.

Asked by jrb2748 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unable to get detail by clicking on an item

When I click on an item in yahoo finance, detail doesn't show up or clicking an item on Walmart or Amazon to see detail info of an item doesn't work. On Chrome browser I … (read more)

When I click on an item in yahoo finance, detail doesn't show up or clicking an item on Walmart or Amazon to see detail info of an item doesn't work. On Chrome browser I dont have these issues. Trying to disable ad block plus doesn't help.

Asked by randip.sangha 1 year ago

Answered by la3amon 1 year ago

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slideclock is driving me bannanas

Slideclock comes up and (for me) no matter what I do it keeps cycling back and forth and nothing happens except confusion and more confusion. I can't get away from it... … (read more)

Slideclock comes up and (for me) no matter what I do it keeps cycling back and forth and nothing happens except confusion and more confusion. I can't get away from it... It's time vampire. I don't even know what it is.

Asked by PETER SEGALL 1 year ago

Answered by Enigma 1 year ago

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clicking on a page while scrolling animation plays

there was a feature which allowed to stop smooth scrolling animation before it reaches the end and it allowed to stop it more precisely where you want it. With the last u… (read more)

there was a feature which allowed to stop smooth scrolling animation before it reaches the end and it allowed to stop it more precisely where you want it. With the last update-this feature was gone, why?

Asked by sorockin.danya2014 1 year ago

Answered by sorockin.danya2014 1 year ago

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Can't access Firefox for my email.

I have used Firefox for 15+ years. But it's been 2 weeks since I'm able to sign into my hotmail account while using Firefox. Why is this? I've rebooted, I've cleared cach… (read more)

I have used Firefox for 15+ years. But it's been 2 weeks since I'm able to sign into my hotmail account while using Firefox. Why is this? I've rebooted, I've cleared cache and cookies. Any suggestions would be great.

Asked by cdsunderland 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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want menus back

<start rant>I see that all the menus have disappeared from firefox in the top of the window on my PC since a couple of years now. This is such an annoying "improvem… (read more)

<start rant>I see that all the menus have disappeared from firefox in the top of the window on my PC since a couple of years now. This is such an annoying "improvement".

The worst thing is - it keeps getting more and more difficult to open them with each successive "improvement" you make.

I actually use firefox for my job, not to watch tiktok videos or browse facebook or watch inane people do inane things on instagram.

Heads up , you developers. To be able to "do" things with your freaking software you need to be able to "click" on easily accessible drop-down menus.

So, why don't you give us stupid users the option to always have menus displayed the whole freaking time? Then, if some of us are backward enough to want to click on menus to do stuff, then we can still do that ! </end rant>

My sneaking suspicion is that you guys don't want us to control where we go on the internet at all. You want double click to tell us what we need to see and do and then you all earn $$$$.

Asked by info3276 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Password refusal

I had to clear History and Cookies on my desktop to get an online purchase done. I was able to add my passwords for every site bar one (afl.com.au). It just won't accept … (read more)

I had to clear History and Cookies on my desktop to get an online purchase done. I was able to add my passwords for every site bar one (afl.com.au). It just won't accept my password despite changing it. Works fine in Brave and Chrome. Also fine on my laptop (didn't clear anything there). Any help sincerely appreciated.

Asked by amigaman 1 year ago

Answered by amigaman 1 year ago

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A Microsoft Bing connect string pops up in my address bar everytime I connect to FireFox

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739 My PC immediately connects to Bing every … (read more)

This string that pops up https://www.bing.com/?pc=COSP&ptag=D080921-N9996AAA1CF2EE4B&form=CONMHP&conlogo=CT3335739

My PC immediately connects to Bing every time I connect or press the Home icon

I have used FireFox exclusively for more than 20 years - my current PC operating system is Windows 10 and I have never used Bing as my search engine

Can you please help

Asked by Wearmouth 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago