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Has Firefox ever made it possible to have the tabs BELOW the address/search bars?

I've been changing this over many years. Now I have two additional browsers to use so I'm not updating until I can, once again, organize the browser to fit my needs. … (read more)

I've been changing this over many years. Now I have two additional browsers to use so I'm not updating until I can, once again, organize the browser to fit my needs.

Asked by Commander 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Restoring Synced Data After Accidental Deletion

Hello there, I somehow recently managed to delete my account by accident and I'm wondering whether it's possible to restore the sync data left behind, I have access to th… (read more)

Hello there, I somehow recently managed to delete my account by accident and I'm wondering whether it's possible to restore the sync data left behind, I have access to the recovery keys if required and can attempt to provide any information requested about the account. Not sure if it is even possible to restore the data using this method but it's worth a try at least. Appreciative of any assistance with this problem, thanks again :).

Asked by Aldraxic 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

"Send Page/Tab to Device" no more available?

In the latest version (99.0 for 64-bit Windows), the "Send Page to Device" and "Send Tab to Device" commands in the right-click menus are gone. They were available up to… (read more)

In the latest version (99.0 for 64-bit Windows), the "Send Page to Device" and "Send Tab to Device" commands in the right-click menus are gone. They were available up to at least 88.0.1. Where did they go?

The attached screen shots are: - Right Click Menu on Page -- 88.0.1 - Right Click Menu on Tab -- 88.0.1 - Right Click Menu on Page -- 99.0 - Right Click Menu on Tab -- 99.0

Asked by g_mich 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

how many tabs and/or how man instances?

I'm stuck at ver 88. Starting with 89 I seem to be limited to around 150 total tabs across all open windows (even if only one is open). Total lockup of the desktop (KDE … (read more)

I'm stuck at ver 88. Starting with 89 I seem to be limited to around 150 total tabs across all open windows (even if only one is open). Total lockup of the desktop (KDE in linux) It hadn't been a problem, I just shut off auto update.

Now websites are whining about me running an older browser and some are even refusing to let me in. So I thought ok, I'll run multiple instances and keep the total number of tabs low. 5 instances work fine, the 6th starts to act a bit flaky, 7+ is a total lockup of the desktop (KDE in linux).

Even if I can manage to kill the last instance, its corpse remains on screen.

So I'm back to ver 88 with no solution. Is there a way around these limits? When I'm doing development I often have more than 600 tabs open. Eventually some will get closed, but I can't very well get much done if the browser is just going to lock everything up.

Asked by vev 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

I am the 5 billionth searcher so I get a free prize!!!!!!!!!! NOT..................

I got a 5 billionth searcher scam site redirect... for some reason no script does not catch this. I have attached a picture of my addons, which are all recommended, and a… (read more)

I got a 5 billionth searcher scam site redirect... for some reason no script does not catch this. I have attached a picture of my addons, which are all recommended, and a picture of the scam page.

I have had this happen in the past and I have no idea why.

I am most worried about my passwords being stolen.

I am using linux mint 18.3 and have no idea how to check for malware.

Also, I should mention that when I use my landline to make phone calls (keep in mind that I am using DSL), I sometimes will get this odd redirect of my actual phone calls that will keep asking me about special offers over and over again. I called the phone company about it and they did nothing, after repeated calls..... but anyway, I wonder if that may be linked to the problem.

What should I do?

Asked by Lordproblemhaver 1 month ago

Last reply by James 1 month ago

banking login not working

I am frequently having problems trying to log in to online bank Simplii Financial. My internet connection is good, FF (88.0) is able to connect to other sites. Other brow… (read more)

I am frequently having problems trying to log in to online bank Simplii Financial. My internet connection is good, FF (88.0) is able to connect to other sites. Other browsers (Opera, Chrome etc ) could all connect and allow my login. With FF it simply continues loading with no result. i have asked the bank to check their FF certificates? and they say there is no problem - just use another browser! Firefox is my main browser, the only one that can save my login details. This problem is sporadic but has been going on for several months. It may be connected with FF updates but I am om the latest version for my Linux distribution I believe.

 At one time FF would never connect to PC Optimum whereas other browsers did, that problem was somehow solved.

Asked by brumman 3 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

Webpages saved as PDFs are very large files compared to Safari

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, w… (read more)

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, while Safari saves the same pdf as 325KB. I never noticed this to be the case in the distant past but as my available storage space started shrinking rapidly on my MacBook I realized this might be the culprit.

I don't know when these large pdfs files started with FF but as I reviewed some similar files from several years ago, the same type of 2-3 page pdf in FF was in the KB, not MB of data. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a setting that should be changed so these pdfs are not so bloated in size?

I am still using FF 88.0.1 having not made the leap to the newer versions of FF because of all the bad reviews. That said, I have not seen any info which indicates that FF scaled down pdf file sizes in the newer versions of FF.

In FF's Preferences pane PDFs are set to open in FF. Would it help reduce the file sizes if I changed that so they open in Mac's default application which I assume is Preview? I don't know if that's what the default preference was years ago when FF pdfs were much smaller files, or if changing that would make no difference at all.

Also, for what it's worth, I previously disabled FF's new-ish Print Preview Interface in about:config because it was consistently overriding the preset positions I set for my headers and footers, resulting in them being cut off the printed pages, however, the bloated pdfs were a problem long before FF introduced the Print Preview Interface feature.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of pdfs that FF is creating? I don't have and don't want to get a 3rd party application like Adobe Acrobat to deal with this, when I can simply use Safari as my browser. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Username issue

I have made Firefox my default browser on my laptop. When reviewing my account I noticed that the original username (e-mail address) I created the account with no longer… (read more)

I have made Firefox my default browser on my laptop. When reviewing my account I noticed that the original username (e-mail address) I created the account with no longer exists. Is it possible to replace my new e-mail address for the old one, and use it as the new User Name?

  Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by geraldwilson 4 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 months ago

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Black background problem

even when disabled my background colour keeps reverting to black in firefox I have disbled dark option in themes but it still reverts. I have set text to black and backgr… (read more)

even when disabled my background colour keeps reverting to black in firefox I have disbled dark option in themes but it still reverts. I have set text to black and background to white.

Asked by arielbooks 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

For the love of god STOP relocating the Take Screenshot option already

PLEASE think of the end-user for ONCE in your developer's life and STOP moving around the option to take screenshots please!!! First it was in the right-click menu (best … (read more)

PLEASE think of the end-user for ONCE in your developer's life and STOP moving around the option to take screenshots please!!! First it was in the right-click menu (best option, I still try to find it there every single time just like the Copy and Paste options) then you moved it to the "..." address bar menu, and now it was removed once again and the user must customize the toolbar to add the button?? Seriously? Who thought this would be more user friendly? Please provide a single reason to justify this Microsoft-ish behaviour.

Surely the option will be completely removed in next version, to force users to return to a previous version.

PS. did Yahoo already acquire Mozilla? That would explain a lot.

Asked by Andrew 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 4 months ago

Is it safe to update past v91 yet?

Proton is crap. Low contrast high space and infuriatingly enlarged vs the old standard. Screens are getting larger but that means users are expecting more information on … (read more)

Proton is crap. Low contrast high space and infuriatingly enlarged vs the old standard. Screens are getting larger but that means users are expecting more information on them not less. I actually reverted to either v88 over proton. Is the option to turn it off back yet or is still use custom css and hope they don't break that every update?

Asked by nonfindable 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Firefox Browser Validation Error 54

I cannot access access Ancestry.ca due to a Firefox Browser Validation Error 54. Ancestry says this is a client side problem, it is not on their side. Sometimes I can acc… (read more)

I cannot access access Ancestry.ca due to a Firefox Browser Validation Error 54. Ancestry says this is a client side problem, it is not on their side. Sometimes I can access and sign in the website with no problems, then when I sign out, I cannot sign in due to a Firefox Browser Validation Error 54 again. This has been ongoing for about four months. How can I fix this Browser Validation Error 54 so I can access Ancestry.ca.

Asked by NorthernBear 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Loss of settings and menus when updating

Last time I updated Firefox all menus and settings were lost. How can I avoid that? Yes, I know the answer is "that shouldn't happen" but it did and took my software en… (read more)

Last time I updated Firefox all menus and settings were lost. How can I avoid that? Yes, I know the answer is "that shouldn't happen" but it did and took my software engineer husband an hour to figure out how to get them back. Would like to skip that step. It's been more than a year since I updated but I'm now getting error messages saying my browser is out of date and website cannot be used without an update. Help!

Asked by ljorde 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Search engine add-ons

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I use… (read more)

The search engines I've added do not appear in the list after clicking the green + sign in the search box and they do not appear in the list in the options either. I used the "add more search engines" found in the bottom of the search engines list to find the missing engines and add them again, but when I find the engine I want to add there is only the "remove" button. So this tells me the missing engines in the list are still there but not accessible. I tried removing the added search engine and then adding it again but this did not make them appear in the search engine list. Everything was working fine until getting the last update before Firefox 89. Is there a way to fix this???

Asked by heyfucyou 11 months ago

Last reply by sideburns 5 months ago

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Slow Printing in Firefox!

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the p… (read more)

Preview is opened as default when printing. I prefer to use the system printing. How can I discard Preview? The printing task now takes more than a minute to access the printer. It all started since Preview was introduced as default! Meanwhile Firefox i locked and I can't do anything in Firefox.

Asked by Carl-Erik.Lundgren 11 months ago

Last reply by peteynice 5 months ago

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New version of Firefox and File menu

I still have v88 of Firefox. I was automatically upgraded a few months back to v90 I think and there was no "file edit view history bookmarks tools and help" at the TOP o… (read more)

I still have v88 of Firefox. I was automatically upgraded a few months back to v90 I think and there was no "file edit view history bookmarks tools and help" at the TOP of my screen like it has been forever! I use my bookmarks from the top of my screen all the time, that's how i get to all my websites. I found it in the side bar (right hand side I think, which is a horrible place for that)

Before I decide to upgrade to v94 (which says is the newest version) is there a way to put the "file edit view history bookmarks tools and help" buttons back at the TOP of the page and not in the stupid hamburger menu thing.

If memory serves me correctly the startup page also didnt have the "most viewed" sites or only have 5/6 and no ability to have 16 options, is that a thing still?

I'm a basic user who hates change when nothing was wrong with how it was before for the past 20 years lol

Thanks for any assistance!

Asked by sens_lover_40 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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How do I set a photo from my pictures library to my FF homepage? Thanks for any relevant responses.

I downloaded the new version, 89.0.2, not realizing how really horrible it is. Since, trying to return to the old version (88.0.1), I've managed to delete my entire fire… (read more)

I downloaded the new version, 89.0.2, not realizing how really horrible it is. Since, trying to return to the old version (88.0.1), I've managed to delete my entire firefox directory, and have to reinstall FF from scratch. I've lost all history and bookmarks for the past 10 years. I can get by that. But, how do I set a photo from my pictures library to my FF homepage? Thanks for any relevant responses.

Asked by mnosera 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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crash

hi. i was debugging my Django_React project in inspect element mode of firefox and that was my first time doing that so i was confused and clicking on some buttons to get… (read more)

hi. i was debugging my Django_React project in inspect element mode of firefox and that was my first time doing that so i was confused and clicking on some buttons to get to know what to do and outta no where that page crashed. i did rerun my whole project and tried again to connect to it but doesnt work. i checked, the firefox is up to date. i ran firefox in troubleshoot mode and reran the project but still doesnt work and crashes. i think it is not about my hardware or firewall options.

the FIRST REPORT ID that i got is: "bp-cd41341c-37e7-4c5d-9494-f85340211026"

the LAST REPORT ID that i got after the whole project rerun and in troubleshoot mode is: "bp-228837ce-f0d5-4767-981c-46f240211026"

Asked by fardinramezani97 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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YouTube TV Buffering Problem with Firefox

I have hit what appears to be a "YouTube TV" (vs YouTube) buffering problem. It happens only with Firefox on my PCs. After a few seconds to a minute of playing a TV pro… (read more)

I have hit what appears to be a "YouTube TV" (vs YouTube) buffering problem. It happens only with Firefox on my PCs. After a few seconds to a minute of playing a TV program or movie, the video/audio stops with a spinning arrow. If I previously had turned on "stats for nerds" to monitor this, I can see when network activity stops and the buffer then eventually gets exhausted.

This does NOT happen when running YouTube TV on my TVs or on my iPhone. Probably more significant, it does NOT happen with YouTube TV under either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome on these PCs. If I run Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode, i.e., no add-ons, extensions, etc., the problem still exists, so it is not just some rogue add-on, but is related to Firefox itself. The problem appears to be only for "YouTube TV" on Firefox since, for example, videos played from YouTube (vs "YouTube TV") do not have the problem under Firefox.

I tried rebooting my router as well as the PCs. The problem still existed. The PCs are high speed and the internet connection is fiber optic. One of the PCs is connected by Ethernet; the other is wireless. Download/upload speeds are over 900 Mbps on the Ethernet PC. I have not seen slow network indications on anything except this "YouTube TV" with Firefox mixture. Hardware does not seem to be the issue.

Apparently the problem is software. I also tried temporarily disabling my antivirus/firewall software. No change. I'm running Windows 10 version 21H1 and Firefox 88.0.1. I'm new to YouTube TV; although most of my viewing with it has been done on TVs, I don't recall seeing this problem in my PC tests a month or so ago.

Asked by jeff154 11 months ago

Last reply by Grover 6 months ago