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‘mail to’ links & PDF files

A couple of annoying things have happened since I switched to Firefox as my main browser: • clicking on ‘mail to’ links no longer takes me to outlook, which is my main em… (læs mere)

A couple of annoying things have happened since I switched to Firefox as my main browser: • clicking on ‘mail to’ links no longer takes me to outlook, which is my main email provider • all of my PDF files stored in ‘my documents’ have been converted into Firefox web files I’d like these restored to my previous settings but can’t see how to do this!

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DisableAppUpdate in policies.json doesn't work

I am trying to implement a policies.json file in 32-bit Firefox 78.6.1 ESR on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. With Firefox not running, I have created a distribution folder as fol… (læs mere)

I am trying to implement a policies.json file in 32-bit Firefox 78.6.1 ESR on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit. With Firefox not running, I have created a distribution folder as follows:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Mozilla Firefox\distribution

The folder contains a policies.json file with the following script:

{

 "policies": {
 "DisableAppUpdate": true
 }

}

There are no Registry settings concerning this on my computer. Although the computer is joined to a domain, there are no Firefox GPOs in place.

When I run Firefox I do not get any error messages. about:support indicates that the Enterprise policies are active. about:policies only lists a certificate policy; DisableAppUpdate does not appear there. in the Options menu I see "Your browser is being managed by your organization" at the top, but in the Firefox Updates section I still have the two items:

Automatically install updates (recommended) Check for updates but let you choose to install them

The second option is checked.

After creating the policies.json file I expected to see nothing in the Firefox Updates section except a message stating updates have been disabled, and I expected to see DisableAppUpdates listed in about:policies.

What am I doing wrong?

Thanks.

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2 sided printing

When I print it keeps printing on both sides. I changed it to "no" in the printing setting in Firefox but when I exit it keeps going back to 2 sided. That doesn't seem to… (læs mere)

When I print it keeps printing on both sides. I changed it to "no" in the printing setting in Firefox but when I exit it keeps going back to 2 sided. That doesn't seem to be the case in other browsers. I tried to follow the advice given here to type in about:config in the address bar but after giving me the warning it just went to a blank page after I clicked to proceed anyway. Any advice I can get would be much appreciated.

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Page Range Default

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to … (læs mere)

In one of the recent updates the Page Range box is blank. It used to default to '1' but now defaults to nothing. I often just want to print the first page so I want to change this back.

Where is the option to make this the default? Is there a setting or addon I can use to get this back?

Stillet af Geoff Medwid for 6 dage siden

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if there is an Add-on detecting an attempt to run swf file by site?

Hello. Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not p… (læs mere)

Hello.

Flash files stopped being supported on January 12th. I am a user of a site where "mini chat" uses swf files as the sound of a new message. Since firefox does not play these files, is there any option to notify (e.g. beep sound) that a site has tried to play such a file? maybe some kind of addon?

Or is there a way to make swf files work only on this page?

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How does omnibox addSuggest work in private mode?

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a… (læs mere)

I tried omnibox with the following code from MDN. When I trying, I temporarily loaded manifest.json from about:debugging. This worked in a normal browser, and typing cs a show a some suggestion.

However, this suggestion feature is not working in private mode. This did not change even if I allowed it to run in a private window. How can I get the omnibox suggestion feature to work in private mode?

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Avoid link authorization for opening

Dear all, I've installed an add-on, "Telephone Number Detection" by "CTI-Telephony", that enables to detect phone numbers on any web page and to trigger a phone app ( ex … (læs mere)

Dear all,

I've installed an add-on, "Telephone Number Detection" by "CTI-Telephony", that enables to detect phone numbers on any web page and to trigger a phone app ( ex : Aircall) using the phone numbers detected/clicked.

It works but Firefox always asks me to authorize the use of the phone app (Aircall) so as to open the link produced when clicking on the phone number "Allow this site to open the callto link with Aircall.exe?"

This step is useless since I've already authorized the opening via this application.

Do you any idea oh what options to tag/un-tag so as to avoid this step ?

Best regards,

ET

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Addon disabling itself

I have been using Firefox and several addons for years. One of the addons that I have been using for a very long time is "Group Seed Dial". I'm extremely happy with it. T… (læs mere)

I have been using Firefox and several addons for years. One of the addons that I have been using for a very long time is "Group Seed Dial". I'm extremely happy with it.

This problem began just a few days ago. I leave my computer on all the time and very often (most often) I will walk away from it for the night with a couple of browser windows open and several tabs open in each. A few days ago I simply came back to my computer that morning and clicked on the "+" to open a new tab - this always opens into my Group Speed Dial page. But that did not happen it just opened to my "Home" page (Google search). I tried a different window and the same thing happened, it seemed my Group Speed Dial was gone. I wend to >Tools >Addons and I saw the Group Speed dial in the "disabled" section. So I simply clicked the toggle button to "enable" it and - the speed dial was back just like before. I thought there must have been some glitch and just went on with my day. The problem is, the next day it happened again, and then today it happened again.

I am using Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit). I am on Windows 10. During the time this has been happening, I have not shut down all browsers, no updates were announced or shown to have happened. I have not shut off my computer, there have been no windows updates.

Does anyone know why this is happening? I'm worried there is a bug or a virus causing this. I use Windows Defender and Malware Bytes Premium.

Thank you.

Stillet af KellyNormand for 6 dage siden

Why is firefox failing to load my newly created profile?

I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 on Fedora 33. I have just created a couple of profiles via the profile manager, but attempting to start with a specific profile from the comman… (læs mere)

I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 on Fedora 33. I have just created a couple of profiles via the profile manager, but attempting to start with a specific profile from the command line, like this:

 firefox --profile default

Causes Firefox to complain:

 Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

Even though:

  • A profile named default exists and is visible in the profile manager.
  • An entry for the default profile exists in ~/.mozilla/firefox/profiles.ini:

[Profile1] Name=default IsRelative=1 Path=8hiuv29u.default

  • The named directory exists:

$ ls -ld ~/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default drwx------ 11 lars lars 4096 Jan 12 16:13 /home/lars/.mozilla/firefox/8hiuv29u.default

  • If I start the profile manager, select the "default" profile, and then "Start Firefox", it opens the browser as expected.

This is happening with multiple profiles; not just the default profile. These are all profiles that were just created.

Stillet af Lars for 6 dage siden

Feedback + Suggestions + Few Bugs (Help is requested)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help: 1. Feedback is im… (læs mere)

I do not know where to post feedback and the feedback link is down so if someone can get this to the Firefox development team, it would be a great help:

1. Feedback is important and to give it a user has to search this website and come here to write it. The help should be in the drop-down menu or menu items where a user can write to development team. This is in Google Chrome. Can be implemented in Firefox. 2. I never understood why title bar and the address bar are separate. They can be merged. The mass horizontal space in title bar is unused forever. Please implement this. 3. The auto-hide/intel-hide of address-bar and title-bar option is not available to the user. Please make it available. This is available for bookmark though and it is working well. 4. If given a chance the user will not want to see the address in the address bar. Most users have utility of copying the address, not much. Can the address be hidden when user do not want to see it? 5. Modern phones have camera not on the top-left edge nowadays, but in top-center. Similarly the tab should open in the center. The minimum development team could do is to provide user with this option that he only can move it to center. Very good improvement this would be. 6. Word-wise feature of Amazon Kindle + Hard-word meaning show on mouse hover features requested. Few extensions available which are not very good in quality and these features should be default. This will save users time to search for new words, will reduce internet traffic. 7. When I save a dark theme in Nightly using customize option. It stays for few seconds and then reverts back to white theme. This could be a bug. Please investigate it. Thanks.

Stillet af innocent.stalwart for 6 dage siden

Ad-on not accepted

After Firefox crashed a number of times in quick succession, I got it up and working again. However, the Dashlane ad-on/extension had disappeared. When trying to re-insta… (læs mere)

After Firefox crashed a number of times in quick succession, I got it up and working again. However, the Dashlane ad-on/extension had disappeared. When trying to re-install it, I get the message:" The ad-on could not be installed, because it did not match the ad-0n Firefox expected.(ses screenshot). I would appreciate any help I can get to solve the problem, as Dashlane is not functioning right now.

Stillet af randmj for 6 dage siden

Change default Google search engine to .co.uk from standard.com

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) an… (læs mere)

My first language is English but I live in France where, for some reason my Google search engine defaults to dot com. This means that I see results from France (good) and bucket-loads from the rest of the world which have no relevance to where I am or what I'm looking for.

I've been through the 'add more search engines' help pages and there is no answer there that I can find. I want to set my default not as google.com (as Google says I have to because I chose the English language) but google.co.uk. So, how do I do this in Firefox please?

Thanks in advance Kevin

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Notifications

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is… (læs mere)

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is a ugly white rectangle. I tried to search how to change, and one site said I have to go to to Settings>System>Notifications & Actions and scroll down to Receber notificações destes remetentes and turn on Firefox, but Firefox don't appear there, as you can see in the screenshot. I'm Brazilian, so my system is in Portuguese.

Stillet af Amanda for 5 dage siden

Potential security issue when connecting to websites

I use a Mac with Catalina 10.15.7 and have Kaspersky security protection. I have installed the recommended extension for Firefox with Kaspersky, but still frustratingly g… (læs mere)

I use a Mac with Catalina 10.15.7 and have Kaspersky security protection. I have installed the recommended extension for Firefox with Kaspersky, but still frustratingly get the black screen with "did not connect, potential security issue" for all websites. Can anyone tell me what is happening and how I can alleviate the problem? I have had to migrate to Safari until this problem can be sorted out. Thank you Chris Carsberg

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AppAutoUpdate not available in local group policy editor

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any addit… (læs mere)

I abandoned my effort to control policies using a policies.json file, since the posted instructions do not work and the moderator who was helping me didn't have any additional suggestions. So I'm now trying to do this via the local group policy editor in Windows 10 Pro with Firefox ESR 78.6.1.

I obtained the admx/adml files for that version of Firefox and placed them in the appropriate location in Windows\Policy Definitions.

Now I get the full list of polices in Firefox about:policies#documentation. There is also a Mozilla>Firefox node in the group policy editor with many options. However, AppAutoUpdate is not among them, even though it appears in the documentation. The only thing relevant at all in the GPO editor is Mozilla>Firefox>Preferences>app.update.auto, which both the GPO and about:policies says is deprecated and not supported.

So what is the actual truth? Is there, or is there not really an AppAutoUpdate policy that we can actually use to stop the endless pestering about updates in an ESR version? If there really is one, what are the actual steps to find it and make it work?

Thanks.

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