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PDF download links always prompt

My current pdf behaviour is set to always open in firefox. When clicking a link to a pdf, firefox will open it in browser (desired behavior) but when I click a pdf downlo… (read more)

My current pdf behaviour is set to always open in firefox.

When clicking a link to a pdf, firefox will open it in browser (desired behavior) but when I click a pdf download link (even the one in the default firefox pdf viewer) it gives me a prompt asking if I want to save or download. In other cases like downloading a pdf from google drive, it will give me a prompt asking if I want to save open or open with firefox. My desired behavior for a download link is to just always download.

Since they are prompting me even though I've set it to open in firefox, the browser must be able to see a difference in the links but if I select download and select "do this automatically from now on" then it overrides my default behavior for normal pdf links and everything auto-downloads. Is there a way to set what happens in these cases? The extra prompt is just annoying and the last annoyance after switching from chrome recently

Asked by 2me.alan 1 hour ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 minutes ago

sync&bookmarks

ok been using Firefox on more then 1 computer, i use sync on each computer, when i open my book marks i get a very long list over & over of folders & book marks t… (read more)

ok been using Firefox on more then 1 computer, i use sync on each computer, when i open my book marks i get a very long list over & over of folders & book marks that is not what i want or isn't the way saved book marks 2 me should look like, i even try moving deleting duplicates that is listed over & over how 2 get the techs at fire fox 2 get rid of this unwanted issue problem? since fire fox wont allow me cause of softwear issue & fire fox hangs up stops responding a lot

Asked by james.woltz 57 minutes ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 minutes ago

delete pocket permenantly from firefox

i do not have a great skill level with laptops and i am limited to being able to use google search . i choose firefox because google chrome is now too slow . i want to re… (read more)

i do not have a great skill level with laptops and i am limited to being able to use google search . i choose firefox because google chrome is now too slow . i want to remove pocket by doing it with one click because it carries news articles from the guardian news paper a publication i detest . does any one know how to get rid of this bias left wing middle class crap with one click . i do not understand the complicated lists of instructions . thanks if any one knows

Asked by julianmoore035 21 minutes ago

Last reply by andmagdo 7 minutes ago

Can't sign in to Tracfone account with FFx but can with Edge

I can't sign in to a Tracfone account (tracfone.com) I still have using FFx but I can with Edge. I think this problem started the last time FFx updated. … (read more)

I can't sign in to a Tracfone account (tracfone.com) I still have using FFx but I can with Edge. I think this problem started the last time FFx updated.

Asked by ZimmyZoBar 42 minutes ago

Last reply by FredMcD 21 minutes ago

Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (read more)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 23 minutes ago

I AM DYING OUT HERE

as you may be able to tell from my picture, I am not a young man. just the opposite unfortunagtyely. However a certain group of individuals has been after me for over 5 w… (read more)

as you may be able to tell from my picture, I am not a young man. just the opposite unfortunagtyely. However a certain group of individuals has been after me for over 5 weeks. They have infiltrated every aspect ofmy life. IF you arte a developer interfested in internet freedom, take a look at my file dirtectory. I have begged them to easve me alone. I am not either rich or famous however they juast di=g in deepeer every day....I would gladly inviteany of you who feel threartened by this sort of behavior to log on to y computer remotely. You will have to send me instructiions to follow , but because I am nt a technical wizard I am sure they have set it up pretty simply. I cannot and need desperately bad to check my email. th3wey will niot let me log in....if you could PLEASE HELP ME> I would be forevefr greATFUL. THEY WON'T EVEN LET ME TYHPE AN3EMAIL AS YOU CAN SEE....THANK YOU..MYEMAil is an alias because of thjem. my real namer is Jim Fa.rleyas you may be able to tell from my picture, I am not a young man. just the opposite unfortunagtyely. However a certain group of individuals has been after me for over 5 weeks. They have infiltrated every aspect ofmy life. IF you arte a developer interfested in internet freedom, take a look at my file dirtectory. I have begged them to easve me alone. I am not either rich or famous however they juast di=g in deepeer every day....I would gladly inviteany of you who feel threartened by this sort of behavior to log on to y computer remotely. You will have to send me instructiions to follow , but because I am nt a technical wizard I am sure they have set it up pretty simply. I cannot and need desperately bad to check my email. th3wey will niot let me log in....if you could PLEASE HELP ME> I would be forevefr greATFUL. THEY WON'T EVEN LET ME TYHPE AN3EMAIL AS YOU CAN SEE....THANK YOU..MYEMAil is an alias because of thjem. my real namer is Jim Fa.rley

Asked by Jim Farley 1 hour ago

Last reply by Seburo 25 minutes ago

Credit card autofill stopped working

I am in the USA. Every time, on any page or website that I need to provide credit card info, when I click in the box to type in the CC numbers/expiration date/CCV, a win… (read more)

I am in the USA. Every time, on any page or website that I need to provide credit card info, when I click in the box to type in the CC numbers/expiration date/CCV, a window pops up as it should (for auto-fill) with my credit card information. In that window, I can scroll over the different credit cards, click on the one I want to use, and it SHOULD auto-fill into the box where the numbers would normally be typed in. Now, the window still pops up and I can scroll over the credit cards and choose one, but when I click on any of the particular credit cards, the auto-fill doesn't work. The boxes in "settings" are checked to allow auto-fill. It worked for months, then just stopped. Thanks for your assistance!

Asked by dougumbarger 21 hours ago

Last reply by owol 26 minutes ago

Opening web page from Thunderbird opens new Firefox window

I run Thunderbird on an email-only system which I can access from LAN or remotely.. I "ssh -X" to that system and run Thunderbird, which displays on my workstation. Unt… (read more)

I run Thunderbird on an email-only system which I can access from LAN or remotely.. I "ssh -X" to that system and run Thunderbird, which displays on my workstation. Until an update a few days ago, when I clicked on an http/https link in Thunderbird, if there was an instance of Firefox running on my workstation, the link would open in a new tab on the most recently accessed Firefox window. If there was no instance of Firefox running on the workstation, then Firefox would be started on the email-only system, which would display on my workstation. After the recent update, the behavior has changed: clicking on a link always opens Firefox on the email-only system, not a new tab on the workstation.

Running Thunderbird 78.14.0 on Centos 7.9 email system, Firefox 94.0 on Fedora 33 workstation.

Any suggestions on how to have the previous behavior?

Asked by eager1 44 minutes ago

css code to customize Bookmark Toolbar DropDowns

Hi, I have an issue with making the separators in the bookmark toolbar drop-downs visible. I am running Firefox 95 with the Quantum - dark Blue theme installed. I am runn… (read more)

Hi, I have an issue with making the separators in the bookmark toolbar drop-downs visible. I am running Firefox 95 with the Quantum - dark Blue theme installed. I am running Linix Mint Uma.

The dropdown have separator - space - but no line showing that there is a separator. I have tried many ways to make the separators visible and with light-grey colouring in the userChrome.css file but nothing changes.

Anybody have any idea what can be done or where I might change the Quantum-DarkBlue coding to incorporate the visible separators?

Haagen

Asked by haagen.blomberg 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Visited Links color doesn't stick

I believe this started with 94.0.2 but could be 94.0.1. Looking at various things in Easysnews.com, for instance thumbnails, the title for that item used to change from b… (read more)

I believe this started with 94.0.2 but could be 94.0.1. Looking at various things in Easysnews.com, for instance thumbnails, the title for that item used to change from blue (Unvisted Links) to brown (Visited Links) and keep the brown color until I exited Easynews. Now it does not. In another case, looking at my list of favorite groups, the group name will turn brown as long as my mouse is over it but it will not stick if I select that item.

I am not using system colors and Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above is set to Only With High Contrast themes. I tried the other two choices but they really created a mess.

I have also tried deleting any easynews cookies to no effect.

Asked by rw330i 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Firefox logins & passwords

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain. I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly… (read more)

Hey, All of the saved logins and passwords are gone while the bookmarks remain.

I noticed that logins and passwords disappeared after the computer turned off unexpectedly due to low battery and unstable power connection couple times in a few minute interval.

How do I get back logins and passwords?

Asked by hoops1 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Boot up issue

Can you put one of those hourglass "wait" symbols to show on the next update because I never know if Firefox has booted or not and if you hit it again, it corrupts the ne… (read more)

Can you put one of those hourglass "wait" symbols to show on the next update because I never know if Firefox has booted or not and if you hit it again, it corrupts the next boot and wastes a bunch of time.

Asked by fishn.jim2 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

My Bookmark Tool bar items are missing after installing Firefox

Hi there, I recently installed Firefox on a new computer after previously syncing my Firefox account on the previous computer but when I installed Firefox and logged into… (read more)

Hi there,

I recently installed Firefox on a new computer after previously syncing my Firefox account on the previous computer but when I installed Firefox and logged into my account again on the new computer I discovered that my Bookmark Tool bar items are missing?

Can anyone help me fix this please?

Many thanks.

Asked by gordonhuntley 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Bookmarks menu is on toolbar, not under "bookmarks" in the menu bar

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion … (read more)

OK. someone kindly offered me a new-to-me computer and claimed that they had transferred everything to the newish one. Well, what they did was take my umpteen gazillion desktop shortcuts and place them all in "bookmarks menu". EEK.` That's way too many. So I exported them to an html file/link/firefox internet shortcut on the desktop called "bookmarks.html". Worked swell. However, the bookmarks menu went along. It no longer appears under"bookmarks" on the menu bar. I was able to get it onto the toolbar. (star in tray). If I click on that, and then select "bookmarks sidebar", what appears in the sidebar is perfect. Just like new. But on the menu bar, on the dropdown menu under "bookmarks", no "bookmarks menu".

I can live with this BUT I really don't want to BECAUSE there are bizillion bookmarks in the bookmarks menu. I need to send them someplace (or gather them into a NEW folder, so that I can add newly created bookmarks and be all neat and organized.

How do I put the "bookmarks menu" that shows on the sidebar back under "bookmarks" ??? How do I get the bizillion bookmarks off of "bookmarks menu"? Is there a "select all", then "delete"? I don't want to lose the ones in the html folder on the desktop. I am happy with them being in an html folder on my desktop. Should I change the name of the html link to XYZ.html?

I just do not understand how the sidebar can look perfect but the menu bar doesn't.

Help, please !

Asked by yukonlilye2021 4 days ago

Last reply by yukonlilye2021 4 hours ago

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Password seems stuck between old and new value

I changed my account password last week and it worked properly for several days. Today, however, I had to use my previous password. When I went to the Change Password dia… (read more)

I changed my account password last week and it worked properly for several days. Today, however, I had to use my previous password. When I went to the Change Password dialog, however the new password is showing up as "current".

Asked by martinrobb 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 18 hours ago

Can't stream from Zoom to Facebook

I can't stream a meeting to Facebook live anymore. I get until the "Connect with Facebook" step, but no further. With Mozilla the page simply refreshes after the step "Co… (read more)

I can't stream a meeting to Facebook live anymore. I get until the "Connect with Facebook" step, but no further. With Mozilla the page simply refreshes after the step "Connect to Facebook" and nothing happens.

Asked by amalija 5 hours ago