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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Gefragt von Carla Rogers vor 6 Monaten

Beantwortet von cor-el vor 6 Monaten

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Word count of web page

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&past… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&paste into Word without getting error messages. The only extension FF has for getting a word (or character) count is Count Me Up, but you have to paste text into a little box. Shouldn't word count be a FF tool? BTW Chrome too doesn't seem to know about any word count extensions.

Gefragt von almagary vor 2 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 2 Monaten

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Remove Items from the Horizontal Menu Beneath the Search Window

Immediately below the Search box is a menu of often used items; Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia among them. Sadly, I've accidentally found how to add to that list; How c… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Immediately below the Search box is a menu of often used items; Facebook, Twitter, and Wikipedia among them. Sadly, I've accidentally found how to add to that list; How can I remove them?

Gefragt von auntjane1725 vor 3 Monaten

Beantwortet von FredMcD vor 3 Monaten

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How can I disable 'backspace' key from navigating back a page?

How can I disable 'backspace' key from navigating back a page? I found an old article that said to set a value who knows where to 2, but that wasn't helpful. And I found … (Lesen Sie mehr)

How can I disable 'backspace' key from navigating back a page?

I found an old article that said to set a value who knows where to 2, but that wasn't helpful. And I found a page that listed all the shortcuts, but didn't say how to change them. That wasn't helpful either, doggone it!

I agree with a previous poster that this "feature" is inappropriate -- using a text edit key while editing text should not cause navigation to occur.

Thanks!

Ed

Gefragt von updates vor 3 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 3 Monaten

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some tunein radios are lost

Since a few days, some tunein radios like aardvark blues fm are out on tunein when firefox is used. A message appears (in french sorry) : En raison d'une récente mise à j… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Since a few days, some tunein radios like aardvark blues fm are out on tunein when firefox is used. A message appears (in french sorry) : En raison d'une récente mise à jour de Chrome, cette station n'est plus supportée par ce navigateur. Cliquez sur l'icône ci-dessous pour l'écouter via notre lecteur pop-out TuneIn In english it could be " Due to a recent chrome update, this station is not handled by this web browser"

Any help would be appreciated ! cheers.

Gefragt von francois.dagorn vor 3 Monaten

Beantwortet von francois.dagorn vor 3 Monaten

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Attention: Mr Wesley Branton or anyone if Wesley is not available - making scroll bars wider

Some eighteen months ago I asked you how to make the scroll bars wider in Outlook. But at the time I was using Windows 7 and I cannot find your answer in my saved emails.… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Some eighteen months ago I asked you how to make the scroll bars wider in Outlook. But at the time I was using Windows 7 and I cannot find your answer in my saved emails.

Now I am using Windows 10 and I would again like to widen the scroll bars in Outlook.com my email account.

Your help would be greatly appreciated.

Please remember I am old and not at all computer savvy and would be so grateful for a slow and easy to follow method.

Thank you so much in advance for your help.

Anthony

Gefragt von avwood vor 3 Monaten

Beantwortet von avwood vor 3 Monaten

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Firefox Home Page Customization

I have set my new tab to look like image one and I really like it but I want to have pages I use A LOT under like image two but then it gets rid of the logo and looks bad… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I have set my new tab to look like image one and I really like it but I want to have pages I use A LOT under like image two but then it gets rid of the logo and looks bad. Just to clarify I want it to look like the 3rd image. Sorry if this is a dumb question I just switched from chrome.

Gefragt von colinfrankel1 vor 3 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 3 Monaten

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Javascript

How do I pause/halt/stop/freeze javascript on a webpage in Firefox? For example, this page. Using either console / keyboard shortcuts / extensions / plugins?

Gefragt von kie000 vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von Kawaii Amber vor 4 Monaten

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Problem if there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `(' Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https:/… (Lesen Sie mehr)

If there is a "(" in an url when trying open a tab in cli (-new-tab) I get the answer: bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

Example: try 'firefox -new-tab https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernicia_(disambiguation)'

Any idea?

Gefragt von lz vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 4 Monaten

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Change color of blank page before renderization

I spend 12+ hours a day in front of a computer and blank pages hurt my eyes. I use dark mode wherever possible. I've changed the background color of about:blank already a… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I spend 12+ hours a day in front of a computer and blank pages hurt my eyes. I use dark mode wherever possible.

I've changed the background color of about:blank already and it works as I expected.

However, when a request is fired to load a web page, there's a quick transition which may paint the canvas totally blank before starting rendering the requested page. Since this transition may take a couple of seconds sometimes in my environment, the screen flashes blank onto my face, really hurting my eyes used to most of things dark most of the time.

Is there a way to configure the color of this transitioning blank page, please?

Thanks a lot in advance. :-)

Gefragt von rgomes vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von rgomes vor 4 Monaten

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Bookmarked file (*.pdf) will not open with Acrobat

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf… (Lesen Sie mehr)

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf reader. If I open the pdf from windows explorer it opens into acrobat. Is there a way to go from bookmark to acrobat?

Gefragt von kkayser vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 4 Monaten

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CSS: control an icon added to context-menu by an extension

toolbarbutton[id*="8883111b-4bc8-4a99-b37f-5672f6cf9834"] Controls an icon added to the toolbar. What's the syntax for controlling an icon added to the context-menu by an… (Lesen Sie mehr)

toolbarbutton[id*="8883111b-4bc8-4a99-b37f-5672f6cf9834"]

Controls an icon added to the toolbar.

What's the syntax for controlling an icon added to the context-menu by an extension?

Example: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/simple-search-google-for/

(It does not have an ID in manifest.json but *I can add it*).

Thank you.

Gefragt von Yaron vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von Yaron vor 4 Monaten

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run two or more instances of firefox at same time

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because th… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because this doesnt work for. I tried PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -ProfileManager PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager I use firefox 78 as main instance and i wanna use esr as other instances. Thanks.

Gefragt von tomasiche vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von the-edmeister vor 4 Monaten

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Does FF have a horizontal left-right scroll key or key combo for really wide pages?

Hi All some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar. https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap If I'm lucky, w… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hi All

some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar.

https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap

If I'm lucky, when I want scroll left or right, the cursor is on a piece of HTML where it can move when I use the left or right arrow keys. However often, the cursor isn't available or the right place.

Is there a key or key combo where I can shift the web page left or right in the FF window? I often find it difficult to use the horizontal scrollbar with the mouse.

Gefragt von Adam H. vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von the-edmeister vor 4 Monaten

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Looking for a way / extension to play facebook videos by default in 360p.

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in http… (Lesen Sie mehr)

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos doesn't really work -only in a few videos. If anyone knows of an extension that handles this on latest Firefox Beta let me know. Thank you.

Gefragt von csts vor 5 Monaten

Beantwortet von csts vor 4 Monaten

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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


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Gefragt von oldchap47 vor 4 Monaten

Beantwortet von oldchap47 vor 4 Monaten

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Alternate Stylesheets in local HTML file?

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files. See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives I have a trivial… (Lesen Sie mehr)

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files.

See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives

I have a trivial HTML file, e.g., c:\alternate_stylesheet.html, with a few of those examples of alternative stylesheets, like:

 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/Steely" title=Steely>
 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://dbaron.org/style/forest" title="Forest (by David Baron)">

Viewing such a trivial HTML page in Firefox on Win10, the View > Page Style list is the default - just "No Style" and "Basic Page Style". The list does not include the head link alternate stylesheet options.

Why not?

IE has no trouble with these (menu View > Style presents them as expected), which seems to confirm that the trivial HTML code is correct.

Any advice?

Gefragt von Dante vor 5 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 5 Monaten

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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (Lesen Sie mehr)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Gefragt von johndaversa vor 5 Monaten

Beantwortet von jscher2000 vor 5 Monaten