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Themes are synced even though I've disabled it with lightweightThemes and activeThemeID

Hello, I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme … (read more)

Hello,

I have 3 different profiles and I'd like to have a visual indication of the currently active profile. I've found that using themes is the best option (a red theme for production, green for test, grey for default) but I can't prevent Firefox Sync to sync the active theme between my profiles.

I have set both services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID and services.sync.prefs.sync.lightweightThemes to false and restarted all my Firefox profiles.

After a while, all windows/profiles are synced to the same theme.

Are those settings really read by Firefox Sync ? I'm on Windows 10, Firefox 91.10.0esr (32-bit)

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Cédric 22 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 15 hours ago

What is included in "Storage"

Hi, under Settings/Privacy/Cookies and Site Data/Manage data we can see site per site - how many cookies are currently existing - and how much storage but I cannot unders… (read more)

Hi, under Settings/Privacy/Cookies and Site Data/Manage data we can see site per site - how many cookies are currently existing - and how much storage

but I cannot understand what this "storage" includes. Let me explain : As soon as you open New York Times website (www.NYTimes.com), you can see there 12.4Mo of storage for nytimes.com. But if, thanks to Web Developer tools (Ctrl+Maj+I) I delete - all cookies relative to this website - and all cache storage - and all IndexedDB - and all Local Storage - and all Session storage and then close the tab opened on nytimes.com, and purge all cache, settings/manage data still says 10.6Mo for nytimes.com !!

This is obviously not only relative to nytimes.com, but most of the websites I browse have the same. I choose the example of nytimes.com to be very specific, and because it's a site anybody can browse, and the amount of "unknown storage" is very large.

What are these data, if they are not any of the above categories ? Where are they stored ? What are they useful to ?

Thanks in advance for your help !

Asked by Laurent Grenet 1 hour ago

Firefox hangs randomly

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok. Fir… (read more)

Tried uninstall, update, troubleshoot mode, restart, clear cache, malware detect, task mgr, etc. Windows 10 software, drivers, firewall, hardware, memory, etc are ok.

Firefox hangs, no rhyme or reason, random pages, every hour or so.

Am I the only one having issue?

Asked by infodog 11 hours ago

Last reply by infodog 2 hours ago

Why doesn't VUDU support Firefox in HDX mode?

I can't stand Microsoft Edge. It's a CPU and memory hog. However, I must resort to using it when I watch a video from VUDU on any of my workstations. According to the fin… (read more)

I can't stand Microsoft Edge. It's a CPU and memory hog. However, I must resort to using it when I watch a video from VUDU on any of my workstations. According to the fine folks at VUDU, Firefox is not supported in HDX or 1080i mode when using the VUDU site. According to the info that shows when you launch VUDU on a Windows device (in this case, Windows 10 or Windows 11) using Firefox, you get a message that the video is only supported in SD or 720 dpi mode. To get anything above SD mode, you have to use Microsoft Edge. Is there a developmental issue preventing such use or is this a limitation forced on Firefox users because Microsoft does want you using anything but Edge?

It's just a bit frustrated to have to use MS Edge instead of my default browser, Firefox. For the record, I just checked to be sure. There's a marked difference in resolution between Firefox and Edge on the same video.

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Asked by becollins54 5 hours ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 3 hours ago

error messages

I am using win10 Firefox browser and GMX MailCheck extension app Here are screen shots of error messages. I can access GMX Cloud from my Android mobile but NOT from my PC… (read more)

I am using win10 Firefox browser and GMX MailCheck extension app

Here are screen shots of error messages. I can access GMX Cloud from my Android mobile but NOT from my PC win10 / Firefox GMX.com MailCheck I can access GMX Cloud OK using MS Edge browser

I have cleared cache and cookies.

thanks

Asked by john.bachelor 3 hours ago

Firefox ESR | Update and Download URL

Hi all, we are using Mozilla Firefox ESR in our enterprise environment. Is there a documentation which URL's Firefox uses when (Mozilla Maintenance Service) when it trie… (read more)

Hi all,

we are using Mozilla Firefox ESR in our enterprise environment.

Is there a documentation which URL's Firefox uses when (Mozilla Maintenance Service) when it tries to update his version ?

We have tried with following URL's on our Firewall:

aus.mozilla.org aus2.mozilla.org aus3.mozilla.org aus4.mozilla.org aus5.mozilla.org download.cdn.mozilla.net archive.mozilla.org ftp.mozilla.org

It is finding the new version, but when trying to download the update it fails.

Thank you for any help on this case.

Asked by oerneka 1 week ago

Last reply by oerneka 4 hours ago

Firefox grayed out option/checkbox "opening previous session"

Hi all, in my Firefox the option to restore the privious session is grayed out. Please see the screen shot. It is an installation in German... I already checked in the se… (read more)

Hi all, in my Firefox the option to restore the privious session is grayed out. Please see the screen shot. It is an installation in German... I already checked in the security that I am creating a history. I can always use the "restore previous session" from the chronik menue bar to get the latest sesseion restored but I cannnot check the box.

Would be great if you could help me! Thanks, Ben

Asked by b.scherger 7 hours ago

firefox browser crash

hello my name is haseeb and i am using moazilla firefox browser in my window 10 Home but from past 3 to 4 days i am facing the problem of browser crash crash crash again… (read more)

hello my name is haseeb and i am using moazilla firefox browser in my window 10 Home but from past 3 to 4 days i am facing the problem of browser crash crash crash again and again i am completely tired and i want to use this browser in future i check it my browser is updated with 101.0.1 (64-bit) please resolve it i am waiting for your responce

Asked by haseebaslam474 16 hours ago

Last reply by haseebaslam474 6 hours ago

Unable to Use Themes

Hi - I just moved files to a new computer using PCmover. It did successfully move Firefox over including bookmarks and themes. However, I am unable to use any of my the… (read more)

Hi - I just moved files to a new computer using PCmover. It did successfully move Firefox over including bookmarks and themes. However, I am unable to use any of my themes even though I click on "Enable" (I did try a couple of different themes). I had Personas Plus previously installed on my old computer to use to change themes but, while it is there in the list of Extensions, I can't click to enable it. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for the help!

Asked by niagara94 10 hours ago

Last reply by niagara94 7 hours ago

Can't load Lowes.com or Homedepot using Firefox

I cannot load lowes.com or homedepot using firefox. I get the following message: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server… (read more)

I cannot load lowes.com or homedepot using firefox. I get the following message: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/" on this server. Reference #18.1dfbda17.1656344082.168cca36 I have clicked on the padlock in address line and cleared all cookies however that only works one time and then back to same error message above.

Asked by vsp490 21 hours ago

Last reply by vsp490 8 hours ago

how do I prevent Firefox from automatically reloading a webpage

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it g… (read more)

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it gets reloaded.

How do I prevent Firefox from accepting a reload command from the webpage I am currently browsing?

I did not see an answer to this in the FAQ.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and answering if you choose to do so.

Asked by incoming 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

how to remove a file that "contains a virus or malware" from notifications 2

Every time I run browser it messages me that downloaded file contains a virus or malware, even I deleted the file long time ago. I tried Ctrl+J "Remove from history", "Cl… (read more)

Every time I run browser it messages me that downloaded file contains a virus or malware, even I deleted the file long time ago. I tried Ctrl+J "Remove from history", "Clear downloads" and Organize/Delete that entry - Nothing helps. Its deleting, but when I run Firefox its appears again and again. This bug is terrible annoying, please fix it.

Asked by alexbel787 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I can't install any add-ons, I always get the Subject, I've reinstalled Firefox, Restarted on troubleshot mode reset Firefox and clear starting cache, problems persist! … (read more)

I can't install any add-ons, I always get the Subject, I've reinstalled Firefox, Restarted on troubleshot mode reset Firefox and clear starting cache, problems persist!

Asked by 2mainkey 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

downloading files on firefox

How do I tell Firefox what to do when I click on a link to a file (PDF, JPEG, Word, etc.). I want to have the options of either opening the file or saving it to a specif… (read more)

How do I tell Firefox what to do when I click on a link to a file (PDF, JPEG, Word, etc.). I want to have the options of either opening the file or saving it to a specific folder that I choose. I am 87 years old and somewhat computer-savvy, but please give me geezer-friendly instructions, step-by-step and click-by-click. Windows 10 and Firefox 101.

What happens now when I click on such a link is this: My only option is to save it -- and Firefox has chosen (apparently at random) a folder to save it to.

Asked by jhromer1 20 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 10 hours ago

Multiple Mozilla problems

When using Mozilla/Firefox (but not when using Chrome) many links do not work (e.g tracking packages from UPS or FedEx). Also even though under setting I check"save login… (read more)

When using Mozilla/Firefox (but not when using Chrome) many links do not work (e.g tracking packages from UPS or FedEx). Also even though under setting I check"save logins and passwords for websites) they are not being saved. I need to login manually to access most websites

Please advise how to correct these issues. Due to security issues I greatly prefer to avoid Chrome/Google !

Asked by bncthay 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago