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If I start Firefox by clicking a link in another application or operating system a window without Menu Bar items is opened

As stated in the title, everytime when I open a link in the operating system (i.e. clicking on a link in an email or opening a website with Alfred) while Firefox is not a… (read more)

As stated in the title, everytime when I open a link in the operating system (i.e. clicking on a link in an email or opening a website with Alfred) while Firefox is not already running, the following happens:

1. Two Firefox windows are opened 2. One window opens the requested website (https://startpage.com in the Screenshots) but has no context items in the Menu Bar above. 3. The second opens at Home and has the items in the Menu Bar.

I am using Mac OS Catalina (multiple versions) and the issue persisted a complete reinstall (I wiped my hard drive and did a clean install) of the operating system. I tried mainstream Firefox 73.0 and Firefox Dev Edition latest beta 74.0b2. (Used `brew cask` to install) Also I do have another Mac on High Sierra that does not have this issue.

Asked by Marco Di 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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I am having email failures in Firefox, Chrome and Tor, having them bounce back, and showing in Firefox just now - Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON@mx0b-00

For whatever reason, I had five different CNN email adds bounce back to me yesterday, and another one just now bounced back in Firefox. Todays bounce back or failure, is … (read more)

For whatever reason, I had five different CNN email adds bounce back to me yesterday, and another one just now bounced back in Firefox. Todays bounce back or failure, is shown in the image I attached below. I'm not an IT PROFESSIONAL, and since errors like this happen so RARELY, i don't understand just what the reason is, for all these email attempts, failing to be delivered. If I knew what was causing it, maybe some setting that needed changing, or something has been corrupted, I could reinstall, that would help me solve this. But, I can't understand what all this is trying to tell me. Does anyone understand this, and can help explain it to me? Thank you.

Asked by cestmoila.etse.pasmoi 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Restore bookmarks isn't working

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after … (read more)

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after accepting the restore I can't get it to show. I still have my one Restore March, 31st option with 11 items appearing but nothing happens.

Asked by Yield 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Since Firefox version 74.0, the WinWait function from AutoHotKey does not work anymore. There was no problem in Firefox 73.x. Any Idea?

Hi there... I use a AutHotKey script that opens a Firefox window, then waits for it, maximizes it, and then performs some actions. The WinWait function does not work anym… (read more)

Hi there... I use a AutHotKey script that opens a Firefox window, then waits for it, maximizes it, and then performs some actions. The WinWait function does not work anymore immediately after the Firefox upgrade from version 73.x to 74.0 AutoHotket script extract:

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run, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:EditWatchlist/raw, , max Winwait, Edit raw watchlist - Wikipedia - Mozilla Firefox Sleep, 2000 ; WinMaximize, Edit raw watchlist - Wikipedia - Mozilla Firefox MouseClick, left, 765, 676 clipboard = Send ^a ; Send ^c ; ClipWait ;

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The current title looks the same, but WinWait function never completes. Anyone any idea? TIA

Asked by DirkVdm 4 months ago

Answered by DirkVdm 4 months ago

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As of today unable to access google.com and affilates.

Error message I get starting today: Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.google.com. If that address is correct, here are t… (read more)

Error message I get starting today:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.google.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have changed nothing since yesterday and today to include any type of add-ons

Asked by Sir Boss - David 4 months ago

Answered by Eve 4 months ago

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Chrome:// URI path for an icon in omni.ja

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox. For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder … (read more)

URI paths can be used to access internal resources in Firefox.

For example, the URI: chrome://mozapps/skin/extensions/rating-won.png relates to the real physical folder path of: ... /omni.ja!/chrome/toolkit/skin/classic/mozapps/extensions/rating-won.png

What is the chrome:// URI for the this particular icon?: ... /omni.ja!/contentaccessible/html/folder.png

It is higher up the tree than the usual top-level items, and I can't figure out the correct chrome URI for it.

Asked by Quisquose 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Exactly how can I find the tutorial for the add-on Private Bookmarks?

In answer to a user question about the add-on Private Bookmarks, the developer answers: "the tutorial is in the add on description" Where exactly do I find this tutorial… (read more)

In answer to a user question about the add-on Private Bookmarks, the developer answers: "the tutorial is in the add on description" Where exactly do I find this tutorial? I did not see any link for it in the add on description.

Asked by Scrumble 3 months ago

Answered by Andrew 3 months ago

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Duplicate bookmarks are being added to my bookmarks lists. Why

Today I suddenly noticed my bookmarks lists are much longer with bookmarks being duplicated. I have used Firefox for years and never had this problem. What is the cause? … (read more)

Today I suddenly noticed my bookmarks lists are much longer with bookmarks being duplicated. I have used Firefox for years and never had this problem. What is the cause? Your help would be appreciated. Thank you. Anthony

Asked by avwood 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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How do I prevent a popup after my own mouseclick (websites designed to cause this)

1. Where is the top level "community forum"? I've spent 10 or 15 minutes wandering around a maze of Mozilla support pages without ever getting to a top level "now you c… (read more)

1. Where is the top level "community forum"? I've spent 10 or 15 minutes wandering around a maze of Mozilla support pages without ever getting to a top level "now you can look at postings" page. So... I'm stuck posting to ask where I could've avoided posting.

2. And the actual question at last!!  ;) One of my favorite websites for news, thehill.com, places annoying ads to partially obscure the text that you're trying to read. Sometimes (25%?) of the time when you click the "X" box, they then fire off a pop up. Now, this pop a) comes from an ad pretending to be a window and b) is a result of my mouse click. So the fact that I can find the setting menu and turn on the pop up blocker is not helpful, as discussed in the appropriate support page:

Is the pop-up shown after a mouse click or a key press?

Certain events, such as clicking or pressing a key, can spawn pop-ups regardless of if the pop-up blocker is on. This is intentional, so that Firefox doesn't block pop-ups that websites need to work.

Is it a true pop-up window?

Sometimes ads are designed to look like windows, but really aren't. Firefox's pop-up blocker can't stop these ads.

So what we have at last is a second-level question: now that we know the built-in pop up blocker is not the solution, is there one out there? A plug-in perhaps? Or perhaps soneone direct me to the forums and an appropriate discussion of (presumably NOT the popup blocker) the mechanism by which this is solved?

Thanks for any courteous replies in advance, Craig

PS: Amusing contradiction here... how am I going to find the answers... hmmm....

Asked by Craig 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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URL for 'Show All Bookmarks' & 'History'

I used to use chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul to display All Bookmarks in a tab (instead of in the sidebar or a Library pop-up window). Similarly, I also used… (read more)

I used to use chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul to display All Bookmarks in a tab (instead of in the sidebar or a Library pop-up window).

Similarly, I also used to use chrome://browser/content/history/history-panel.xul to display my full History in a tab.

Obviously neither of these old paths work any more (since Firefox 57).

What are the new equivalents of these two paths, so that I can achieve the same effect in the current Firefox?

Asked by Quisquose 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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portable

Think of it as a manifesto or cry of the soul. I ask the moderators to bring these wishes to the developers. You may not take me seriously, but I think you should listen … (read more)

Think of it as a manifesto or cry of the soul. I ask the moderators to bring these wishes to the developers.

You may not take me seriously, but I think you should listen to me, because I express the opinion of a large number of users. Feedback should be important to you, while you unfortunately lose your position. Developers are simply required to submit an official release of the portable version. Everyone needs personal space, and you yourself have planted this victorious banner proclaiming the protection of personal data. Give us this with a portable version. We spend a lot of time at work, we travel a lot today, we always need a reliable browser at hand. If the browser in the devices could replace the full version, the mobile version would not exist.

In the portable version I want to see: - security for data, the history of work on a PC for a browser from USB should not be saved. - There must be an authenticated login to start working with the browser. - strong encryption of passwords and cache. - Full synchronization, history, tabs, and sessions. It would be desirable to configure it so that it would work at the request of the user for a specific instance completely. This can be configured from one standard for another version or for all at once, or make everyone equal.

Now about the interface as a whole. And although I admire your stubbornness and identity, please look at the competitors, it will not give you such things: - minimalism like chrome (everyone is furious with extra elements, in opera it is a side panel or a button with an emblem, let me customize the working panel more flexible, as I used to, make the icons smaller) (remove the window frame in KDE 5 1 million thanks) - workspaces and a portable version like an opera (there is plenty of room for this on the work panel) (portability and mobility are great) - synchronization (I want to see the browser like you left it in another place, in another OS, on another PC, or after the portable version. If I consider it necessary to separate something, then this should be offered to be solved by synchronization settings, or workspaces)


I like firefox a lot. Your ideals and aspirations are close to me. I respect the work done by your team. And until the age of portable PCs the size of a USB flash drive (hi USB 4) has come, you can still fight for users.


P.S. Very soon the whole web will change, you yourself have launched many processes for this. Your attempts to create an OS are bold. But it seems to me that Google is more visionary. Every service becomes a mobile application over time, it happened because mobile devices are handy. WEB is not yet so flexible, and the service has not yet become as convenient a website as the application on a smartphone now, but everything will change in the future. The OS will be more like a browser with add-ons than the set of icons in your smartphone now. I wish you success.

Asked by manteapot 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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How can I force all images now downloading as webp to download to jpg

I need to be able to download images as .jpg. Currently all are forced to download as webp which is useless for me. This change from .jpg to webp happened with my last F… (read more)

I need to be able to download images as .jpg. Currently all are forced to download as webp which is useless for me. This change from .jpg to webp happened with my last Firefox update around 3/2020.

Asked by kacdingo 5 months ago

Answered by user1321319 5 months ago

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FF 74 lost my bookmarks toolbar, they are vertical on the left, at the top if shiftkey and start FF

The update today to 74 lost all my customized, userchrome.css stuff and the row of bookmarks that used to be at the top now go down the left size, or right side if I want… (read more)

The update today to 74 lost all my customized, userchrome.css stuff and the row of bookmarks that used to be at the top now go down the left size, or right side if I want, but I want it at the top. Userchrome does not seem to recognized either as I put what I had kept, back in the a chrome folder in the profile folder.

Asked by carversmith 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Turn off ad blocker

Trying to access a virtual terminal for my credit card company for running credit cards for customers and I get the message... Sorry, we can’t load Virtual Terminal. It l… (read more)

Trying to access a virtual terminal for my credit card company for running credit cards for customers and I get the message... Sorry, we can’t load Virtual Terminal. It looks like your adblocker software may be causing this issue. Please turn off your adblocker or whitelist Clover.com, then refresh the page.

I went in to ad ons - extensions and it is not showing any ad blocker program running. I know it is just the Firefox Browser doing it because I am able to load the site fine with other browser (Edge)

Asked by captainron1969 4 months ago

Answered by Eve 4 months ago

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wrong characters are displayed in firefox when too many tabs are open

Hi, I'm an avid Firefox fan for many years. A noticed that when I have several screens of Firefox tabs open. The characters I type are not the ones that are displayed. … (read more)

Hi, I'm an avid Firefox fan for many years. A noticed that when I have several screens of Firefox tabs open. The characters I type are not the ones that are displayed. If I type them in, for example, notepad, and cut and paste to Firefox it works. The issue also kills an application on my PC and we have to restart it. Is this a known issue?

Please help. Joe

Asked by Joe 4 months ago

Answered by Joe 3 months ago

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HTML5 blocks PDF download, works only when preview is on

I hate preview. Especially, when the final action is saving the PDF anyway, preview just gets in the way. But there is one banking site, that for "security reasons" block… (read more)

I hate preview. Especially, when the final action is saving the PDF anyway, preview just gets in the way. But there is one banking site, that for "security reasons" blocks me from downloading the PDF except from the preview (and then the filename is just "document.pdf", instead of something with a date embedded in it). I do not want to have the preview at all, I consider it insecure. Is there some work-around for this?

Asked by antymat+firefox 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How to change the language of the Settings/Options panel?

My Browser is set to English and I am logged in using the same account as always but Firefox is constantly displaying everything in Spanish regardless of the fact that En… (read more)

My Browser is set to English and I am logged in using the same account as always but Firefox is constantly displaying everything in Spanish regardless of the fact that English is the only language listed in my language settings. The dashboard is always in Spanish even after removing and re-adding English. Settings and features switch to English after re-adding the language but the dashboard remains in Spanish no matter what I do. Please help!

Asked by Funbox 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago