Add shortcut icon on Firefox Home Screen

Using Firefox on desktop, Windows 11. I am a long term Firefox fan/user. My problem is I cannot find anywhere an easy method to add a shortcut on my Home Screen (which h… (read more)

Using Firefox on desktop, Windows 11. I am a long term Firefox fan/user.

My problem is I cannot find anywhere an easy method to add a shortcut on my Home Screen (which has now been a FF feature for some considerable time).

I am sure there was something available to do this in a prior version some time back. If I search the internet, I only come across articles describing how to do it on Firefox Android.

I know I can manually edit a box on the Home Screen to create what I need.

Sometimes new web sites that I visit appear in the boxes and I can then pin them in place - but the behavior around this is very erratic and unreliable - seems like random chance for an icon to appear on the home screen for a newly visited site. If this was more consistent, I could work with that.

BUT - where is the **intuitive** option??!!

I should be able to right-click on a tab and select "Add to Home Screen".

As simple as that.

Or drag and drop a link, or tab to the home screen - but this just opens the link. I have tried everything obvious that I can think of.

Anyone?

Many thanks :)

Asked by aufladen 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 minute ago

Incorrect URL Suggestion

Hello all! Thanks for your time. When I log in to a certain procurement website associated with my employer, I use the following URL: https://solutions.sciquest.com/apps/… (read more)

Hello all!

Thanks for your time. When I log in to a certain procurement website associated with my employer, I use the following URL:

https://solutions.sciquest.com/apps/Router/Login?OrgName=MIT.

Once I have done so, subsequent typing in the URL field autocompletes to the shorter host:

https://solutions.sciquest.com/.

The only problem is that when I go to this shorter host, I am "Forbidden \n You don't have permission to access this resource." The website does not seem to allow anyone to go here.


I am on a holy quest to purge this unwanted autocomplete suggestion, but nothing seems to work. It is not appearing because of a bookmark or search history- I can delete places.sqlite to start fresh but the problem resurrects as soon as I first successfully visit the desired URL: https://solutions.sciquest.com/apps/Router/Login?OrgName=MIT.

When I use SQLite to look at places.sqlite, I don't find the shortened URL anywhere in "moz_places" but I do find it in "moz_origins". It appears there with a much greater "frecency" than the lengthier URL for some reason. ID #10 has "solutions.sciquest.com/apps/Router/Login?OrgName=MIT" with frecency 2100, and ID #11 has "solutions.sciquest.com" with frecency 16100.

If I try to delete #11, I'm not able to for reasons likely related to my lack of understanding/proficiency with SQL databases. The DB Browser I am using says "Error deleting record, foreign key constraint failed". But my suspicion would be that even if I did delete it, it would be re-generated whenever I login successfully. What I am able to do is edit the "frecency" field. When I change it to zero, and write the database, the option goes away. I fear that frecency will simply be reset next time I close and reopen however.

Thanks in advance! Dave

Asked by dave.reens 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 minutes ago

Latest update made Canvas (Instructure.com) have blank pages

I'm not sure what happened in the latest update, but it broke the Canvas website that I use regularly for classes and homework. I've checked and confirmed that Canvas sti… (read more)

I'm not sure what happened in the latest update, but it broke the Canvas website that I use regularly for classes and homework. I've checked and confirmed that Canvas still works normally on Microsoft edge.

Extensions shouldn't affect the website because Canvas was working normally until the recent Firefox update.

Anyone know how to solve this problem?

Asked by lee.eden66 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 14 minutes ago

Gmail ERROR: Not connected

Since I updated my Mozilla Firefox I'm not able to access my gmail properly. It's always showing an error massage as if I'm not connected although I am. I've cleared ever… (read more)

Since I updated my Mozilla Firefox I'm not able to access my gmail properly. It's always showing an error massage as if I'm not connected although I am. I've cleared everything, made all the steps avialible online and nothing works. I'm having problems loading pages too. When I open a new tab and try to access any site or make a search it won't load as if I did nothing. When are you gonna fix this?

Asked by siena07 4 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 29 minutes ago

FF 100 on Linux Mint 20 cannot access any websites. Tor can. TBird email can.

FF 100 on Linux Mint 20 cannot access any websites. Tor can. TBird email can. I'm on an older Ubuntu with FF 94 writing this. How do I get back to previous FF? URGENT!!! … (read more)

FF 100 on Linux Mint 20 cannot access any websites. Tor can. TBird email can. I'm on an older Ubuntu with FF 94 writing this. How do I get back to previous FF? URGENT!!!

Asked by truthb.be.told 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 54 minutes ago

Possible IPC memory leak - how to pinpoint the culprit?

Hey there, I'm having trouble with Firefox. Something inside Firefox is eating up my RAM and CPU. Usually I recognize the problem happening because my laptop fans ramp up… (read more)

Hey there, I'm having trouble with Firefox. Something inside Firefox is eating up my RAM and CPU. Usually I recognize the problem happening because my laptop fans ramp up. The problem occurs on my laptop as well on my desktop (both on latest stable Firefox[Build ID: 20220513165813] and Windows 11). The workaround is to kill the Firefox subprocess which is using most of the CPU and RAM. Then everything is back to normal for some time, until Firefox starts messing with me again.

While trying to pinpoint the problem I'm stuck. I can't find a culprit other than the fact it has something to do with Firefox. Clean reinstalling did not help. The Firefox Task Manager doesn't know anything about huge amounts of RAM being taken. I searched for solutions on the net and the about:memory indicates the problem is some IPC related stuff:

 {
  "process": "Main Process (pid 12648)",
  "path": "queued-ipc-messages/content-parent(Browser, pid=9612, open channel, 0x22e4b33fc30, refcnt=38)",
  "kind": 2,
  "units": 1,
  "amount": 0,
  "description": "The number of unset IPC messages held in this ContentParent's channel.  A large value here might indicate that we're leaking messages.  Similarly, a ContentParent object for a process that's no longer running could indicate that we're leaking ContentParents."
 }

The bug reporting guidelines(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/page.cgi?id=bug-writing.html) are encouraging me to attach steps to reproduce and try the steps listed on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-or-cpu-resources . But I've exhausted the steps there (Except for upgrading the PC / RAM).

Especially on the go this Firefox-RAM-Party takes quite some battery and right now while writing this Firefox has >100GB virtual RAM reserved for some IPC messages, I personally think this is too much. So I'd like to file a report, but without steps to reproduce I'm afraid the developers are going to say 'well, that's something we are not able to diagnose', because I am unable to explain how to reproduce it. It just happens from time to time.

The anonymized about:memory report: https://bin.disroot.org/?2ba01ef78154cce4#8PLVqLTd9qgaRn2QVX2P17hkbHQyrTDuVAwoykj2cBxg

I left Firefox running like this for about half an hour and at 138GB reserved RAM Windows slaughtered my Firefox. The resulting crash report: https://bin.disroot.org/?0bc57492585dde4b#5YtbWgXcbZSkWYmg2CGkVn9iiipYwfYbxUfCLhmMJh7d

Do you have a clue where I might find out who sends those IPC messages, and therefore who is responsible for this?

Asked by Sewana 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 58 minutes ago

Account Auth. 6 Digit Code

I recently downloaded firefox on my new computer, and want to login on my account. I am supposed to get this 5 min auth code (that is actually 20 min according to some so… (read more)

I recently downloaded firefox on my new computer, and want to login on my account. I am supposed to get this 5 min auth code (that is actually 20 min according to some sources) on email. Funny thing is I am getting this email one hour or so later. I have added firefox as a contact and done everything in my might to get my mail services to run faster, however I am still getting my 6 digit code way to slow. I've been doing this for a day now, is there another option?

Asked by Waddle 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

OneDrive photos not loading

The photos page in OneDrive is having trouble loading most of the time. The page has the OneDrive header, and the section where the photos should show up is simply blank.… (read more)

The photos page in OneDrive is having trouble loading most of the time. The page has the OneDrive header, and the section where the photos should show up is simply blank. Screenshot attached.

This is working fine on Google Chrome, but I would prefer not to use chrome for privacy reasons.

Can anyone help me with this?

Regards, Harrison

Asked by h.bade93 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Sync does not sync all extensions and their data between PC(windows) and Mac(Monterey 12)

Hi , My main machine is a personal windows laptop. Firefox sync works fine and syncs all things including "all" my installed extensions . recently company issues me a m… (read more)

Hi , My main machine is a personal windows laptop. Firefox sync works fine and syncs all things including "all" my installed extensions . recently company issues me a macbook and on it when i install firefox and login my account for sync it syncs other things like bookmarks but does not sync all my extensions only a few of them.

I already tried multiple things like sync delibrately from windows and then pressing sync on mac or reinstalling firefox on mac . but its the same issue.

few of the extensions that are missing :

  1. Auto Tab Discard
  2. Download Manager (S3)
  3. DownthemAll
  4. Stylus ( very important for me)
  5. Tab Session Manager (THE most important for me)
  6. TamperMonkey ( Important)
  7. (Temporary Containers)
  8. uBlock Origin
  9. Xkit Rewritten
  10. Zoom Image

Asked by Ali A. 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Duckduckgo opens links as https://html.duckduckgo.com/html

Hi, I'm using Duckduckgo as my search engine, but when I type in a search string, it Firefox prepends it with https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/... This opens a search pa… (read more)

Hi,

I'm using Duckduckgo as my search engine, but when I type in a search string, it Firefox prepends it with https://html.duckduckgo.com/html/... This opens a search page that doesn't follow my dark theme. When I click on a link, another link is added that creates a link back to the same URL, causing a loop. This never happened before I upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 & the latest version of Firefox, 100.0.2. How can I change this back?

Thanks!

   -John

Asked by jlcenter 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Getting Access Denied on many web sites that I frequently use

I am getting Access Denied on many web sites that i have used frequently. For example, for the site https://www.apartments.com/ I get this message: Access Denied You don… (read more)

I am getting Access Denied on many web sites that i have used frequently. For example, for the site https://www.apartments.com/ I get this message:

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.apartments.com/" on this server.

Reference #18.ca68dc17.1653685076.c42d150

I am using Firefox Browser 100.0.2

Help!

Asked by lkelley766 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Firefox Bookmarks Every Page I Visit

Firefox (10.0002 64-bit) is bookmarking every single page I visit, making the bookmarking function useless to me. I just noticed this problem recently. Someone posted a … (read more)

Firefox (10.0002 64-bit) is bookmarking every single page I visit, making the bookmarking function useless to me. I just noticed this problem recently. Someone posted a similar question in 2016:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1077320

He seemed to think the problem was related to an app -- but someone else posted to that question and they did not have any new apps. Nor do I. I haven't knowingly installed any apps to Firefox in the last year.

Can someone please tell me how to stop the bookmarking function from booking pages automatically without my input?

Thanks.

Asked by b98765 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

NewCookie Blocker

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scamme… (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scammed? Thanks for any help.

Asked by grnbmw 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

firefox browser, bookmark tool bar

'On my firefox browser, the bookmark toolbar disappeared and wans moved from the left margin. How do I get it back to the left margin and auto open on every tab?' … (read more)

'On my firefox browser, the bookmark toolbar disappeared and wans moved from the left margin. How do I get it back to the left margin and auto open on every tab?'

Asked by ggocca 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Lost access to primary email, but can access secondary email - Firefox Login

MY ORIGINAL ACCOUNT EMAIL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. WHEN I TRY TO LOG IN ON A NEW COMPUTER FIREFOX SENDS A CODE TO AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT I CAN NOT ACCESS. HOW DO I GET THE … (read more)

MY ORIGINAL ACCOUNT EMAIL IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE. WHEN I TRY TO LOG IN ON A NEW COMPUTER FIREFOX SENDS A CODE TO AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT I CAN NOT ACCESS. HOW DO I GET THE CODE SENT TO MY SECONDARY EMAIL?

Asked by psalm241 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

"Clear data" problem

Per an article on yahoo news, I decided to clear data by going to: Settings->Privacy & Security->Cookies&Site Date->clear data In hindsight, this turned … (read more)

Per an article on yahoo news, I decided to clear data by going to: Settings->Privacy & Security->Cookies&Site Date->clear data

In hindsight, this turned out to be a mistake. Previously when using yahoo mail, it let me stay logged in for two weeks. Now I have to log in each time. There are also 2 or 3 other sites that logged me in automatically, but now have to log in every time.

How can I undo what I did?

Thank you for any help you can offer,

Carter

Asked by k8vt 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 hours ago