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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 5 months ago

Answered by Joe 5 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 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 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 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Hide the status bar in the bottem left

I once had a solution to this problem, however after updating my browser I now need to find a new solution too this problem because the old one doesn't work now. So any h… (read more)

I once had a solution to this problem, however after updating my browser I now need to find a new solution too this problem because the old one doesn't work now. So any help on this problem would be much appreciated

Old solution: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1196927

Elysium said

Hi, to hide the status bar completely, please paste the code below to your userChrome.css. #statuspanel { display: none !important; }

Thanks to Elysium it now works great

I'll post the steps on how to do it for anyone else that has this issue

You'll need to locate the default profiles folder so follow this

Search in your browser about:support to bring up the troubleshooting information page. From there locate Profile Folder and click Open Folder to open your profile folder. This folder should have a random name a dot and default (#######.default)

Once there you will need to make a new folder to do this right click in the folder then go new then folder and name this new folder chrome in all lowercase once made go into that folder. Keep this folder open because we will be needing it later.

now you need to open up a notepad to do this. Windows button + R and type notepad into the run box.

Once open you will need to copy and paste the text below into the notepad.

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#statuspanel {
   display: none !important;

}

Once you have that done click file in the top left then click Save As. You will want to save this to a place you can access easily like the desktop. Name this text file userChrome.css its CaseSensitive so be careful. Once you have named it make sure to cange the save type from Text Documents (*,txt) too All files (*.*).

Ok now we have the userChrome.css ready all you have to do is drag and drop userChrome.css into the chrome folder we made earlyer.

Restart the browser and your done.

Asked by bloodelfcragy 5 months ago

Answered by Elysium 5 months ago

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Close, resize and minimize buttons missing - what's happened?

I've just begun using my new PC, all complete with Windows 10 - whereas I've been enjoying Windows 7 and I've struck problems immediately. The worst one is that on my bro… (read more)

I've just begun using my new PC, all complete with Windows 10 - whereas I've been enjoying Windows 7 and I've struck problems immediately. The worst one is that on my browsing page the three buttons to minimize, resize and close, in the top right corner have all gone. Please find them for me...

Asked by leo9ine 6 months ago

Answered by leo9ine 6 months ago

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If i change my password, will i lose my sync data?

Greetings. I have been reading about this but i can't find an answer specific to my question. I want to change my Firefox account password, not because i forgot it, just… (read more)

Greetings. I have been reading about this but i can't find an answer specific to my question. I want to change my Firefox account password, not because i forgot it, just because i want a better one. Online you can read that if you reset the password (without the recovery keys), all data will be lost, but i don't want to reset it. I have access to my settings page and there is no warning in the "Change Password" option saying that if you change it, data will be lost. Also, in this page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-your-firefox-accounts-password it says "We recommend changing your password periodically". So, is it safe to change the password if you know the current one and have access to the settings page? Is the "Data will be lost" warning only for when the password is forgotten and needs to be reset? Thanks

Asked by Mike 6 months ago

Answered by Mike 5 months ago

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The new update makes the address bar larger when it has focus. How do I turn this off???

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the … (read more)

Every UI update, there's something that makes me enjoy Firefox less and less and it becomes more and more difficult to make it something I feel is reasonable. Having the address bar suddenly take up more of the UI is bad design and not only irks me on a design level but it just doesn't need to be that large. I *know* it has focus because I did it deliberately.

So how do I turn this "feature" off?

Asked by dhicks34 7 months ago

Answered by Danny Colin 7 months ago

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upgrade from 74 to 75 the browser won't go to any site. The lovely new big address bar shows up, but that's about it. Other browsers no problem.

So I generally keep Firefox up to date, letting the system manage itself, but this time I have had to disable this update. When I update, either through the automatic u… (read more)

So I generally keep Firefox up to date, letting the system manage itself, but this time I have had to disable this update. When I update, either through the automatic updates, or even from a fresh install of 75 (or beta 76) the browser starts, I see the lovely new address bar, albeit blank, and the browser just hangs right there. I can type in the nifty new bar, but nothing happens, no browsing to a site, no opening configs, nothing.

I have this issue on windows 7, 8 and 10 machines, so it's not an OS issue.

When an update does happen it chews up my profiles too and I have to end up rebuilding those. Only when I go back to 74 does Firefox work again.

I'm at a bit of a loss here.

Asked by Mark C 5 months ago

Answered by philipp 5 months ago

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MY OBSOLETE EMAC OS 10.3.9 WILL NO LONGER CONNECT TO THE NET. CAN THIS BE REMEDIED?

My ageing eMac is used almost exclusively for word processing and spreadsheets, however there are occasions when I try to connect to the net. I now get an error mesage … (read more)

My ageing eMac is used almost exclusively for word processing and spreadsheets, however there are occasions when I try to connect to the net. I now get an error mesage which says

                               " Alert
               Firefox can't connect securely to start.mozilla.org
               bacause the site uses a security protocol which isn't enabled."

Can this be remedied or do I just throw my ageing iMac away?

Asked by Nigel Follett 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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How can I turn off the new (and really irritating) url textbox popout feature/styling ?

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln… (read more)

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln to that Q: set browser.urlbar.megabar preference to false has no effect on what I'm seeing ( or rather, being stabbed in the eyes with ) - the search bar url text box now becomes a popup window in its own right.

Asked by Bob 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Error accessing outlook.live.com via PC & mobile.

Worked earlier, an hour or so ago. Tested on both mobile and PC, Windows 10. Other browsers on both platform work fine. Deleting cookies and site data allows the login pa… (read more)

Worked earlier, an hour or so ago. Tested on both mobile and PC, Windows 10.

Other browsers on both platform work fine.

Deleting cookies and site data allows the login page/s to load but error repeats after thew final security input.

Error page is

Something went wrong We can't get that information right now. Please try again later.

cId: E7695D7330454982A748A9317CD5BD6E app: Mail st: undefined reqid: undefined wsver: undefined efe: undefined ebe: undefined et: ClientError esrc: Script err: Error: Failed to load LazyModule estack: 14/j

Asked by barry-ward 6 months ago

Answered by barry-ward 5 months ago

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Address bar in 75.0 doesn't work the same as in 74.0.1

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am … (read more)

In 74.0.1, when I clicked into the address bar, the previous contents were completely selected by a black background and I could type a new URL or search. In 75.0, I am not able to click into the address bar. I am shown a dropdown list of suggestions but cannot edit or type over the previous address. How can I restore the 74.0.1 behavior?

Asked by Mike Janus 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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School's elearning website says that "For safety reasons, only https connections are allowed", what should I do to access it?

Hi, as the corona grows, our school decided to go digital, but I have a problem on all of my devices with the schools elearning webstie which translates to: "For safety r… (read more)

Hi, as the corona grows, our school decided to go digital, but I have a problem on all of my devices with the schools elearning webstie which translates to: "For safety reasons, only https connections are allowed, we're sorry". Thought it will go away as there were some website problems before, but it seems to be working for everyone else. It's not an firefox exclusive isuee either, tried it on old version of MS Edge, new one too, as well as chromium, even with the firefox on my phone but every single one gives me the same site based error (it's in polish btw).

Asked by shadowrastyles 5 months ago

Answered by philipp 5 months ago

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Recover bookmarks from a failed computer?

PC HDD failed. Can run Firefox from a second PC BUT forgot password. Password changed for Firefox on 2nd PC but only recent bookmarks for 2nd PC show. Is there a way t… (read more)

PC HDD failed. Can run Firefox from a second PC BUT forgot password. Password changed for Firefox on 2nd PC but only recent bookmarks for 2nd PC show. Is there a way to recover the bookmarks created on the first PC? FWIW, first PC runs Win10 Home and 2nd PC runs Win7 Pro.

Asked by WhiteBimmer 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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After update Debian 10 Firefox only recognizes English layout keyboard. Others softwares work well.

Good afternoon! After an update has occurred in my Debian 10, Firefox now recognizes only the US English keyboard layout. in short, I can not type anything with accent. M… (read more)

Good afternoon!

After an update has occurred in my Debian 10, Firefox now recognizes only the US English keyboard layout. in short, I can not type anything with accent. My keyboard layout is "Brazilian Portugueses ABNT 2" and now I have to go looking for where the necessary keys are. And even finding the location of the keys still can not put the appropriate accents in words. For now, I only detected this problem in Firefox. Constantly, I use GEdit and Libreoffice and both work well. including, so that the text of this situation, I'm posting here, get all cute with sharp words and so on, had to do everything in GEdit, copy and paste here on this site.

For if I did not do so could not emphasize the words. I believe the problem is in Firefox, then I downloaded the latest version on the site yesterday (03/27/2020), the 74.0 version, but it doesn't works too. I configured Firefox language to Brazilian Portuguese, but it doesn't work tool.

The operating system is all right, because, as mentioned above, the other softwares are seeing the correct layout of the keyboard (Brazilian Portuguese ABNT 2). If anyone has any hint of what might be done to the Firefox pass to see the keyboard layout set in the operating system and can post here, will be of great help. Therefore, I did not want to install another browser.

Beforehand, thank you!

Asked by Edwar Saliba Jr. 6 months ago

Answered by christoph.haeni 5 months ago

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How can I get FireFox to return to the current page when using the back button?

When I look at a news page, say cnn.com, click on a link to an article, and then click the back button (arrow at upper left) it returns to yesterday's version of the prev… (read more)

When I look at a news page, say cnn.com, click on a link to an article, and then click the back button (arrow at upper left) it returns to yesterday's version of the previous page. I've seen some discussion about this from a year ago but nothing recent and no solution. Thanks

Asked by mario.guttman 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Youtube Music does not works. "An error occured. Please try again later" appears whenever any songs is played.

From today evening I was trying to use YouTube music. But I'm constantly getting the error "An error occurred. Please try again later" whenever I try to play any songs. Y… (read more)

From today evening I was trying to use YouTube music. But I'm constantly getting the error "An error occurred. Please try again later" whenever I try to play any songs. YouTube music is working fine in other browsers and mobile application. I tried to clear caches and delete cookies also, But nothing seem to be working. I don't think my add-ons or extensions are causing this issues as the YouTube music was working fine till morning. Is this the issue from my side or from Firefox? Please provide guidance.

Asked by Ajaykumar 6 months ago

Answered by Ajaykumar 6 months ago

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Firefox does not work with all buttons/links on www.usaa.com

Once past login credentials, USAA wants to send a code to my email account (xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx.) Select yahoo account instead of gmail account. Send button does n… (read more)

Once past login credentials, USAA wants to send a code to my email account (xxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxx.xxx.) Select yahoo account instead of gmail account. Send button does not read click or tabbed-to return key.

Clicking on send button in Opera works every time.


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Asked by Charley 5 months ago

Answered by Charley 5 months ago

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I have many (>50) tabs open in a window - and need a better & easier way to rearrange them than by mouse-dragging them

I keep many tabs open, as a part of many activities I work on, all within my primary-use window. Additional windows contain other secondary clusters of pending projects. … (read more)

I keep many tabs open, as a part of many activities I work on, all within my primary-use window. Additional windows contain other secondary clusters of pending projects. When trying to rearrange my work (=tabs), dragging a tab with the mouse across 50 other tabs is quite cumbersome and difficult to find the right place to sort it into. I'm looking for an easy way, like in Powerpoints slide-sorter where you can see 50+ slides in a matrix grid layout, or in the Mac OS Finder, where you can see thumbnail pictures and rearrange them. Mouse-dragging is great and much appreciated, but has its limits when dragging the tab "far" across the tabs to a new location many tabs away. Solutions would be most appreciated. Thanks. Robert.

Asked by robert126 6 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 months ago