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Firefox reopens previous tabs while incognito window is active

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked. … (read more)

As long as I have an incognito window open, Firefox will reopen old tabs everytime I open a new "regular" window, even if "Open previous windows and tabs" is unchecked.

Asked by lokeyhermit 2 months ago

Last reply by Graham 1 week ago

Pin extensions to toolbar.

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more? This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it. Tiny URL is mo… (read more)

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more?

This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it.

Tiny URL is more useful than the rather silly 'Pocket' which just seems to be a page full of adverts

Asked by Joan Kemp 2 months ago

Last reply by redss 1 week ago

Firefox could not download the search plugin from amazon.co.uk

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with Firefox could not download the search plugin f… (read more)

The Amazon.co.uk search plugin was working but now its not and when i try to click "add search engine" a box pops up with

Firefox could not download the search plugin from: https://d2lo25i6d3q8zm.cloudfront.net/browser-plugins/AmazonSearchSuggestionsOSD.Firefox.xml

another post suggested checking the about:config browser.search.region mine says "GB" which would be correct for .co.uk

All other search plugins work fine. Any suggestions?

Asked by JackDinn 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

Drop down box will not allow me to make a selection.

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, b… (read more)

I am accessing my ISP to download the security software. I need to be able to select the Operating System. When I click on the drop down box I am prompted for the OS, but when I select it the drop down box does not populate. I then get a message to select the OS. This works with Microsoft Edge.

Asked by Bill 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Cross Site Tracking Cookies

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curio… (read more)

Why do Cross Site tracking cookies show up after I shut down the browser and restart? I have my history set up to delete everything when I close the browser so I'm curious why cross site cookies are apparently allowed to exist/function, even after a restart?

Dano

Asked by Dano 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Installing custom Firefox extension

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about … (read more)

I'm at a loss for words here. I have a website I frequent and it has a really annoying behavior. I'm a developer so finally I mustered the strength to do something about it. I googled how to create an extension in Firefox and within 5 minutes I had a working extension that solved their annoyance. However, I can only load it temporarily. If I close Firefox, it goes away. When I try to actually install it, it says I need to have it signed. I have now spent the better part of an hour trying to find out how to self sign it. I refuse to believe that I have to submit this to Mozilla for me to be able to install my own code. Can someone please send me in the direction of how i self sign and install my own extension. I have no intention of publishing, I only want to run this for myself.

Asked by viktor37 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Restoring tabs (supposed to work but won't)

For ages I've had my tabs automatically restored when opening Firefox. But as of the last few days it won't. The old links are saved so I can restore them one by one thro… (read more)

For ages I've had my tabs automatically restored when opening Firefox. But as of the last few days it won't. The old links are saved so I can restore them one by one through history but that's not automatic. And if I click on restoration in History it will bring up a whole bunch of old tabs not neccessarily from the last session.

I'm on the same computer as I've been for over a year, so I don't know what what the problem is. I've searched on it and tried to re-check the box for this function. But it won't apply...

Asked by Hosh Nak 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 1 month ago

Turn off translator popup but keep option to translate

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly tra… (read more)

I turned off the translator popup via about:config and browser.translations.automaticallyPopup to false. Now translation is gone. How can I keep the option to quickly translate a page in the address bar without having the popup jump in my face each time I open a new tab, forcing me to click it to make it go away? This would be a nice option but an extremely distracting presentation. thanks.

Asked by nopinkdragons 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 2 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 2 months ago

Firefox sometimes restoring previous session when I open it

In my settings, "Open previous windows and tabs" is not selected. And "Homepage and new windows" set to custom url. However sometimes when I open Firefox, it's automatic… (read more)

In my settings, "Open previous windows and tabs" is not selected. And "Homepage and new windows" set to custom url.

However sometimes when I open Firefox, it's automatically restoring the previous session. I can't consistently reproduce the issue but it randomly happens after I just close the Firefox and then open it sometime later.

Asked by Party Bunnie 2 months ago

Last reply by Party Bunnie 2 months ago

Hangs when trying to save an image

When I right click on an image and select "save as", after selecting where to save it and then selecting save, firefox just hangs and is completely unresponsive, leaving … (read more)

When I right click on an image and select "save as", after selecting where to save it and then selecting save, firefox just hangs and is completely unresponsive, leaving me having to terminate it through task manager. No error message ever come up, Firefox just freezes.

Asked by mikey-d 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

Unbearably slow on several forum pages and someone's blogger page (taking minutes to load)

Hi, I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. An… (read more)

Hi,

I tried to visit the following pages in Firefox 121 (running under Arch Linux) and they took minutes to load. They loaded in a fraction of a second in Chromium. Anyone have any idea what is wrong?

The blogger page is here: https://u-blox-ninaw-platformio.blogspot.com/2022/03/u-blox-nina-w-e-platformio-arduino.html

Here are a few forums that take minutes to load, I think they use the same engine as I see the same colorful loading animation: https://community.platformio.org/t/error-please-specify-upload-port/26218 https://forum.manjaro.org/

Does anyone have any idea what is happening or what I should do to alert the development team? Are these sites using technology not implemented in Firefox?

Best Regards,

Kevin

Asked by kevin249 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

I keep getting the following message from BitDefender: BitDefender blocking connection to gitcdn.xyz due to unmatching security certificate by firefox.exe.

I have BitDefender and I keep getting the following notification: BitDefender blocking connection to gitcdn.xyz due to unmatching security certificate by firefox.exe. Ca… (read more)

I have BitDefender and I keep getting the following notification: BitDefender blocking connection to gitcdn.xyz due to unmatching security certificate by firefox.exe. Can you please correct this?

Thank you

Asked by marie.w 2 months ago

Last reply by fractalist 2 months ago

Firefox new design - Poor

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossib… (read more)

Firefox changed the design on tabs and other features some time back. The whole user experience has been worse since the UX design was changed. For example, it's impossible to find out without going through tab after tab, which one is active and playing. I wish there was an option to reverse back to the old design.

Asked by none 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Can get to craigslist and other sites. No more option in Firefox to accept security risk.

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missi… (read more)

Unable to access Craigslist, Reddit, and similar sites due to SSL issues. Previously, I could click "Advance" and accept the risk to proceed, but this option is now missing. Clicking on "Advance" only displays a dropdown with an SSL error.

While I appreciate browsers prioritizing security, there should be an owner override. After all, I own my PC, and I should have the freedom to make choices, even if it means accepting potential security risks.

Did Firefox change this override option, or do we need to switch to another browser if we encounter this issue?

Asked by Terra Civis 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 2 months ago

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No audio device in Windows 11

I've been having this reoccurring firefox bug every couple of months where randomly all audio from the application stops working is no longer available in the volume mixe… (read more)

I've been having this reoccurring firefox bug every couple of months where randomly all audio from the application stops working is no longer available in the volume mixer of windows 11 (see example screenshot with twitch tab in background playing)

In the past, I was able to fix this issue by simply restarting the audisrv service and everything would work normally but now nothing I do seems to work. I've tried:

- Resetting - Uninstall/reinstall - Disabled all extensions - New profile

I do not have this issue on firefox dev or firefox nightly. If anyone has any ideas on how I could resolve or better diagnose this issue it would be much appreciated! TIA

Asked by Gio 2 months ago

Answered by Gio 2 months ago