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Re Re Firefox opening a new browser/window

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locale… (read more)

jscher2000 Jul 28, 2020, 5:12:26 AM

By the way, I think there is some other difference between these two 64-bit Firefoxes. Maybe they are different "languages" or "locales"? At the bottom of the Troubleshooting Information page, there is a section on that. The one you don't want is, I think the U.S. English build. Is the other one a different language/locale?

I did the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and renaming the Mozilla Firefox Folder. All that worked fine. The taskbar icon works.

But, I went out of order. I did the above before I saw your "by the way" message. I am again attaching jpegs from both troubleshooting pages on the Internationalization & Localization section If this is what you are referring to they are both the same.

So, if this is alright I will go back and redo the first part of making IE 11 the default browser and so on. Then delete C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox and the desktop icon. Anything else that needs deleting?

Just for grins I am also attaching a jpeg of the Mozilla Firefox program from the Control Panel - Programs_Features page.

Think that's it.

Thanks again and again for all your help, Irv

Asked by irn89 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

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Firefox opening a new browser/window

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons. I also have an icon on my desktop. When I ope… (read more)

I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar. This is how I open Firefox. It has Yahoo as my homepage, all my bookmarks and add-ons.

I also have an icon on my desktop. When I open that it does not have Yahoo as my homepage, my bookmarks and the same the add-ons.

When I click a link in a word doc or something outside of the opened browser, from my taskbar, a new browser/window opens. It goes to the site fine, but again it goes to new browser/window.

In both the above instances you will see an extra Firefox icon in the taskbar. The one on the right is the new browser/window.

I also have attached pics of what is occurring with each of the icons.

So, what gives and how to fix it?

Thank you, Irv

Asked by irn89 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Firefox updated and all of my browsing history, bookmarks, and passwords are gone (Mac)

This morning I got onto my Mac to find that Firefox was not playing my streaming services (such as Hulu), so I restarted the browser to find that all of my tabs, bookmark… (read more)

This morning I got onto my Mac to find that Firefox was not playing my streaming services (such as Hulu), so I restarted the browser to find that all of my tabs, bookmarks, and passwords were completely gone. I cannot recover them in anyway and this is extremely upsetting as most of it was for my grad school work. If anyone has anyway of helping or recovering this information, I would greatly appreciate any help!

Asked by aledwards227 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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pingsender.exe

Hello Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ... I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ... Great way to learn ? Someone kindly got back to me … (read more)

Hello

Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ...

I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ...

Great way to learn ?

Someone kindly got back to me about config editor + why windows 10 will not set THUNDERBIRD as default ...

One of the solutions was to update Windows 10 which is as it is - work in progress ...

Anyway I notice PINGSENDER.EXE running - did a quick check - seems it would be good to turn off ? as I did not agree to firefox to link amazon IP ?

Any thoughts welcome ...

Hope we have a good day

In love + solidarity Wendy

Asked by wmicklewright 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Under Wayland, Firefox copies multi-line text with Windows-style newlines

Starting Firefox under a Wayland compositor (sway, in my case) with MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 and copying some multi-line text results in newlines of the form \r\n, i.e. Windo… (read more)

Starting Firefox under a Wayland compositor (sway, in my case) with MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1 and copying some multi-line text results in newlines of the form \r\n, i.e. Windows-style, instead of the expected \n. Starting Firefox with the X11 backed, i.e. without MOZ_ENABLE_WAYLAND=1, doesn't exhibit the issue.

This is most certainly a bug since Wayland is a Unix-like protocol, and as such newlines should be of the form \n. However I am finding the bug tracker a little daunting and I am not sure how to check whether it is already known or not.

Asked by donbex 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Flash End Of Life

Since Flash is going to be EOL'ed by Dec 2020, wanted to understand what would be the impact to Flash applications. Would it just not load in a browser or would the user … (read more)

Since Flash is going to be EOL'ed by Dec 2020, wanted to understand what would be the impact to Flash applications. Would it just not load in a browser or would the user be greeted with a message simply saying that the Flash plugin failed?

My customers would like to get a good idea of what would happen to our product which has Flash components.

Thanks.

Asked by menon.here 3 weeks ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 weeks ago

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Yahoo hijacked Google Search in Firefox

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Y… (read more)

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Yahoo hijacking Google Search in Firefox. The pop-up showed up again (see image). I've tried to find out how to remove Yahoo from Google Search through Firefox where it occurred, but everything I read just sends me in circles. Hopefully, you've tacked this problem and have answers.

Asked by marciastutzman 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Is there a way to launch an external application from a Bookmarks Sidebar bookmark?

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt If I were to click that bookmark, the con… (read more)

So let's say that I have a bookmark in my Firefox bookmarks sidebar with this as the 'Location': file:///E:/Name%20Of%20File.txt

If I were to click that bookmark, the contents of that text file will appear in the browser which allows me to read the contents of the file.

I want to be able to left-click that bookmark from the Firefox bookmarks sidebar or right-click it and select from a context menu and have that .txt file launch in a separate Notepad window, as in launching Notepad as an external application separate from Firefox.

Is that possible with some tweaking and hacking or whatever?

Asked by gaveitatry 2 weeks ago

Answered by gaveitatry 1 week 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 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Push buttons disabled by default

A particular webpage (see link below) has 2 "Choose File" push buttons at the bottom right of the page, which are disabled when opened in Firefox. However, it is enabled… (read more)

A particular webpage (see link below) has 2 "Choose File" push buttons at the bottom right of the page, which are disabled when opened in Firefox. However, it is enabled by default when opened in Chromium. Please let me know the reason and how to get over it.

https://covid19.mhpolice.in/registration

Regards.

Asked by a_raghuram 1 week ago

Answered by a_raghuram 1 week ago

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Recover sync data after reseting password

I've changed my personal device and currently I only have Firefox installed for the device I am using. When logging in, I've restarted the account password, expecting tha… (read more)

I've changed my personal device and currently I only have Firefox installed for the device I am using. When logging in, I've restarted the account password, expecting that sync data from previous devices will be there even after password reset.

Now I've lost all my data, so is it possible to recover Firefox sync data in this scenario?

Asked by petrovicdjordje750 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Cannot now get to https://chat.mozilla.org/

Hello, probably something stupid but suddenly I cannot get to https://chat.mozilla.org/ - has it moved or something? I just get a blank page. This is using Firefox 78.0.2… (read more)

Hello, probably something stupid but suddenly I cannot get to https://chat.mozilla.org/ - has it moved or something? I just get a blank page. This is using Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) under Windows 10 (Home). I am pretty sure that SSO (via my github account) normally works. Thanks Spike

Asked by SpikeUK 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

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Security certificate problem with Mozilla server ? Can't access website.

I cannot access Mozilla via Firefox - issue arose when trying to access add-ons yesterday (25 Jan 2020). Firefox displays the following: "Secure Connection Failed An err… (read more)

I cannot access Mozilla via Firefox - issue arose when trying to access add-ons yesterday (25 Jan 2020). Firefox displays the following: "Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to addons.mozilla.org. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the web site owners to inform them of this problem."

In order to post this, I have had to access the site via Chromium, which also noted a secure connection error. I have used a VPN add-on to secure the connection and access the site.

I assume this is an issue on the Mozilla server with an expired certificate?

Asked by Ellinas 6 months ago

Answered by Ellinas 6 months ago

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How to build SpiderMonkey as library for application to use?

I have read the public documention on mozilla docs. But it doesn't work. I still cannot learn how to build the SpiderMonkey JS Engine successfully. I try to contact your … (read more)

I have read the public documention on mozilla docs. But it doesn't work. I still cannot learn how to build the SpiderMonkey JS Engine successfully. I try to contact your developer but failed. So I write a forum here. Please help!

Asked by jasminefsb 2 weeks ago

Answered by Sourav 2 weeks ago

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Scanning

I used to scan prints on my Brother printer/scanner (MFC-9330CDW) and download them to folders on my computer. In the past I was able to download the scans (pdfs) to any… (read more)

I used to scan prints on my Brother printer/scanner (MFC-9330CDW) and download them to folders on my computer. In the past I was able to download the scans (pdfs) to any folder on my desktop. Now I am unable to do that. I would like to be able to correct that issue, because I use the scanning to save printed references for genealogical research. Please let me know how to get it back to the way it was, it is too complex and cumbersome the way it is now. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Asked by wrbyrne 4 weeks ago

Answered by wrbyrne 2 weeks ago

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FIREFOX DEVEL---->I feel like an overheated steam engine ready to just explode!!!!

I mean isn't there some sort of notification that can be given prior to initiating these very IMPACTFUL updates so that, even those of us who are prepared can get set and… (read more)

I mean isn't there some sort of notification that can be given prior to initiating these very IMPACTFUL updates so that, even those of us who are prepared can get set and ready or just push the update off until a better time, etc. Bopping people with insane updates like this is irresponsible. Thank goodness I have layers of backups so that I could recover in a reasonable amount of time, but it wasn't the ideal moment for me to be thrown into this cauldron. I feel empathy for the firefox users who don't have any sort of backup or preperation for this kind of 'cruel' and 'unusual' torture. You do realize that at least 50% of firefox users were just completely destroyed and left to start from scratch. Someting is wrong with the thought processes in Mozilla-land devel.; I'd never run a datacenter like the way I just experienced, its unprofessional (downright amateurish) and shows a lack of forethought and planning.

Asked by J4 and J5 Sync Bookmarks and Add-ons 2 weeks ago

Answered by J4 and J5 Sync Bookmarks and Add-ons 2 weeks ago