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Why do Shortcuts eg Bank appear as a tab on Firefox when opened

Every time I click some of my Shortcuts on my PC I notice that they appear as a tab on Firefox along with any other open tabs. I don't remember this happening before rece… (read more)

Every time I click some of my Shortcuts on my PC I notice that they appear as a tab on Firefox along with any other open tabs. I don't remember this happening before recently.

Asked by TSAV 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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clear cookies for specific site not working

Following directions in this section used to work but is no longer working https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox#w_clear-cookies-for-an… (read more)

Following directions in this section used to work but is no longer working https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox#w_clear-cookies-for-any-website Windows 10 - Firefox Developer Edition 67.0b5 (64-bit)

Asked by stvbrry 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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On FF the Twiter Share allows for just a few words. Pls advise Tks!

When using Firefox ver 66.0.2, the "Share" with Twitter allows for only a few words. Why? Please advise, thanks! In the example uploaded, only 83 characters allowed. … (read more)

When using Firefox ver 66.0.2, the "Share" with Twitter allows for only a few words. Why? Please advise, thanks! In the example uploaded, only 83 characters allowed.

Asked by José O B 1 year ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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keep getting signed out of accounts

Since updating to version 66.0.1, I keep getting signed out of accounts. I have been signed out from bank accounts websites, email accounts and various periodicals I subs… (read more)

Since updating to version 66.0.1, I keep getting signed out of accounts. I have been signed out from bank accounts websites, email accounts and various periodicals I subscribe to. It's happened on numerous occasions. I am able to sign back into them without any issues but it's a nuisance especially when I go to check email.

Asked by AlZeberlee 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Feature request: User profile JavaScript API to provide autologin and autofill input.

Every day we open web site and enter username, password and push button login (or using autofill). It take 10 - 15 sec. per site and annoying step every day or week we en… (read more)

Every day we open web site and enter username, password and push button login (or using autofill). It take 10 - 15 sec. per site and annoying step every day or week we enter again and again and push login. Firefox may resolve that issue simple replace by automatic way by provide "User profile" ideology.

For example web site want to register new user and ask JavaScript to provide information. Firefox popup window like it now doing with audio, subscription and other feature. User select "User profile" and security rights (bio. address, payment) and no more.

This approach already provided in some Apple iPhone application you reinstall application and application get you Apple ID account and provide access to you account.

Using web site now it simple we no more login and password and already using accounts store in FireFox accounts.

P.S. How about Web Autorization API it is complete or is still draft?

Asked by vit1251 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to replace the Firefox bookmark of PC(a) by another Firefox bookmark of PC(b)

For Firefox bookmark sync: I have set the bookmarks to three of personal computer "A", personal computer "B" and android smartphone "C" respectively. I would like to repl… (read more)

For Firefox bookmark sync:

I have set the bookmarks to three of personal computer "A", personal computer "B" and android smartphone "C" respectively. I would like to replace the bookmark of PC "B" and android smartphone "C" with the bookmark of PC "A" using sync. How should I do?

Currently, when I sync bookmarks, the bookmarks on PC A that I do not want to change will also change significantly.

Asked by Kakusan 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Are you guys going to conform your address bar autocomplete to best-practices?

I find the autocomplete experience just awful. I type the first few letters of a site I've visited for the past few days and it's only the 5th match down, requiring me to… (read more)

I find the autocomplete experience just awful. I type the first few letters of a site I've visited for the past few days and it's only the 5th match down, requiring me to arrow down to it or use my mouse (tsk tsk). Instead, sites I used to visit a lot appear near the top, or search suggestions. I read this list of autocomplete best-practices and thought you guys might find it inspiring: http://jeremymikkola.com/posts/2019_03_19_ru

Asked by jaredgorski 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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66.0.1 all bookmarks disappeared and will not execute recovery tool

on MACOS 10.12.6: after launching Firefox browser and auto-update, there was a warning in red bar at the top regarding functional issue with history and bookmarks. Both h… (read more)

on MACOS 10.12.6: after launching Firefox browser and auto-update, there was a warning in red bar at the top regarding functional issue with history and bookmarks. Both history and bookmarks now disabled. Bookmark tool was selected to restore from the most recent backup in the list, but upon executing that tool, received the error msg: 'unable to process the backup file'. Also, now, History > Show All History = nothing

Asked by thulebar 1 year ago

Answered by thulebar 1 year ago

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how can I enter a new password to get into firefox bowser

I want to use firefox for email I need to set up a password that will get me in I now use chrome but want to be able to use firefox also to access email that is addressed… (read more)

I want to use firefox for email I need to set up a password that will get me in I now use chrome but want to be able to use firefox also to access email that is addressed to ... @gmail.com

Asked by william-isecke 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Two-factory authentication doesn't work for GitHub with MF65.0.2

OS: Fedora 29 Firefox: 65.0.2 about:config->security.webauth.u2f = true Two-factor authentication for GitHub stopped working when updating MF. It still works for Googl… (read more)

OS: Fedora 29 Firefox: 65.0.2 about:config->security.webauth.u2f = true

Two-factor authentication for GitHub stopped working when updating MF. It still works for Google.

Error message on GitHub page says: "This browser doesn’t support security keys"

Obvious question, how to fix?

Asked by user79843798 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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accidently sync'd in the wrong direction (old over new). Recovery possible?

I sync'd the old bookmarks of my laptop accidently over the new bookmarks on my PC. So I have lost many very valuable bookmarks on my PC. Is there any possibility to reco… (read more)

I sync'd the old bookmarks of my laptop accidently over the new bookmarks on my PC. So I have lost many very valuable bookmarks on my PC. Is there any possibility to recover the new bookmarks of my PC or they are all lost by now?

Btw, when I sync'd I expected to get the new bookmarks of my PC on the laptop, but it worked exactly in the other direction. Because I have more PC's I have the question - before I sync other PC's - is there any indication which PC will be the source (sender)? Any help will be very much appreciated. Regards, Gerd

Asked by gnossing 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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extensions dropdown not working

So basically, my extensions no longer show me anything in the dropdown. See the attached image. - I am currently on firefox 60.6.1-esr (up to date on debian stable). - I … (read more)

So basically, my extensions no longer show me anything in the dropdown. See the attached image.

- I am currently on firefox 60.6.1-esr (up to date on debian stable). - I tested this in a new profile (used the profile manager and create a blank test one. I installed noscript and the dropdown window appeared fine. - I reset my about:config by deleting my user.js and the dropdowns work again, however I lose my 1password login and other customizations I need.

What could be causing these not to render properly?

Asked by calvinhasaproblem 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Does Firefox on borrowed computer belong to me or to man who gave computer to me - was asked to open new account when it updated - already had one.

My husband set up our Firefox account before he died and I can't find his information. The computer given to me had Firefox on it so I thought it was mine. Is it the pr… (read more)

My husband set up our Firefox account before he died and I can't find his information. The computer given to me had Firefox on it so I thought it was mine. Is it the previous owner's? Do I have to set up another account in my own name? If I don't set up another account, now that I have updated, when I leave this screen will I be able to get back into my email and bookmarks? I, really, don't know anything about computers but want to stick with Firefox because my husband was wildly enthusiastic about it and it has never given me any problems. Whenever it asks me to update, I do, and it seems to be working - but I am afraid that opening a new account means that I will lose all my bookmarks. Don't know what is safe to do. When I can afford it, I need to buy another computer to replace my hacked one. (My computer, before that, had Firefox on it but developed an electrical short.) I don't even know if the things I have on this computer will transfer to the new one - or if I will need to open another account there. Is Firefox tied to this machine, or to my email, or to something else? I hear that some hardware or Windows will not support it. This computer is old. If it keeps offering me updates, does that mean that Firefox is supported? Sorry to have so many questions at once, but I am lost, here.

Asked by parchment 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Latest Version of FIrefox breaks Download Links in WIX Store

My WIX Store sells digital downloads - I have verified that since the latest Firefox Update - My Digital Downloads have the filename truncated (to only 4 characters) and … (read more)

My WIX Store sells digital downloads - I have verified that since the latest Firefox Update - My Digital Downloads have the filename truncated (to only 4 characters) and the file extension is completely wiped out

DL still works fine in Chrome & Internet Exploder

Asked by lnagel 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I just updated Firefox and lost things I use, how do I go back to the old one?

Hey.................I'm an old guy struggling with technology but after this latest "refresh" I get a new info bar at the top that is of no use to me but I'm missing the … (read more)

Hey.................I'm an old guy struggling with technology but after this latest "refresh" I get a new info bar at the top that is of no use to me but I'm missing the ability to readily print from internet sites and my email. I just want my old Firefox back that didn't mess all this up AND I have limited ability to follow some massive list of instructions. I have already deleted the "old files" which I have done for years because I saw no need. In this case NEWER was not better and this is very distressing, just leave well enough alone..................who thought up this change should be taken out back!!

Jim Peterson Charlotte, NC

Asked by nambujim 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Session doesn't restore after swapping sessionstore.jsonlz4 out

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in … (read more)

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in the <Profile_folder>\sessionstore-backups folder. Sessionstore.jsonlz4 was moved from the <Profile_folder>, recovery-backup.jsonlz4 was copied into the <Profile_folder> and renamed Sessionstore.jsonlz4. Tabs don't restore , the Restore Session button is greyed out, and no tabs are listed in the Show tabs dropdown revealed window.

I know recovery-backup.jsonlz4 has the session I want to restore as I've examined it at https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. I can restore the tabs from the html file that page generates - but I had about 250 tabs open and that will be tedious. Is there any way to force Firefox to restore that session?

I'm running Firefox 66.0.1 64 bit on Windows 10 Professional x64 v1803 updated with all patches.

Asked by marcerickson 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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add a location to firefox weather

I believe it was in Jan 2019 when i added five locations to the weather app. This capability has been upgrade to a cloud! Now when "view my locations", entering a new c… (read more)

I believe it was in Jan 2019 when i added five locations to the weather app. This capability has been upgrade to a cloud! Now when "view my locations", entering a new city only changes to current location rather than be added to the list of cities. Does anyone know the key to adding a city to thew "My Locations" list? Thanks

Asked by oldTrail 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Sending laptop in for warranty, question about backing up Firefox

Hello, I have an Acer laptop that I'm about to send in for a warranty repair for several different issues. I was told by Acer that it will likely be reset/reformatted up… (read more)

Hello,

I have an Acer laptop that I'm about to send in for a warranty repair for several different issues. I was told by Acer that it will likely be reset/reformatted upon arrival. Also, I was informed that the laptop may be replaced with a completely different unit at their discretion.

I would like to obviously keep all of my Firefox info, history, bookmarks, etc. and be able to restore them to the computer when it is returned to me, be it the same laptop or a new one.

Can someone please instruct me on the proper way to do this?

Is it as simple as copying my Profile folder to another drive, and then reinstalling it after I reinstall Firefox back on the laptop (be it my original one or a new one) when it has been returned to me?

Do I need to use the Profile Manager?

I bought a used Lenovo to use while my Acer is in for repairs. Today, I think that I successfully synced the two of them. (I have a Windows phone and thus no Firefox app for my phone, and could not enter a phone number to "complete" the sync as instructed) but it seems to have worked.

Will the bookmarks, history, tabs, etc from my Acer disappear from showing up on the Lenovo when the Acer laptop is reset by the factory?

(Or should I even delete Firefox from that Acer that I am sending in just out of privacy/security concerns?)

Thank to any and all who can assist me with doing this correctly. I apologize for any ignorance on my part, I've just never had to send in a unit for repair before.

Thanks, Chris

Asked by goatchay 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Hi, I have "installed" a certificate "CERTIFICADO FNMT DE PERSONA FÍSICA" in Spain, but I can't find "Menú/Opciones/Avanzado/Certificados/Ver Certificados??

Hiya, I would appreciate help in finding the certificate I have downloaded from the FNMT website in Spain - it is to enable me to have a digital signature on the system i… (read more)

Hiya, I would appreciate help in finding the certificate I have downloaded from the FNMT website in Spain - it is to enable me to have a digital signature on the system in Spain and I have followed all their instructions - they say the certificate has been downloaded correctly. Trouble is, I can't find it! They tell me to open Firefox (it's already open), choose "Menú, Opciones, Avanzado, Certificados, Ver Certificados (Menu, Options, Advanced, Certificates, See Certificates). I cannot find where "Menú" is to start this series of choices - I've looked on Preferences and anywhere else I could to no avail. Could anyone help me, please? Many thanks, Anna

Asked by AnnaGraham 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago