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What happened to bookmarks "Description" box?

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. … (read more)

In prior versions of Firefox, the Properties Box used to include a large text "Description" box where I could put login information and other details for that bookmark. Now, in version 62.0, that text box no longer exists. Old bookmarks that I have no longer have this information either.

I used this text box extensively and Firefox was the one browser that had this box. Now it appears to have been removed. Can I get this Description box back? Or do I switch to a different browser?

Thanks, Macbel

Asked by macbel 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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What *exactly" does "Firefox is being updated by another instance" mean?

I *interpret* it to mean a release update is being pushed to me, without my explicit permission, because I've recently seen updates pushed without permission. Currently a… (read more)

I *interpret* it to mean a release update is being pushed to me, without my explicit permission, because I've recently seen updates pushed without permission.

Currently at 62.0.3, not interested in updating to 63+ until update behavior is properly fixed or clarified.

Settings: "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" but it *appeared* that 63 (or something??) was being pushed without explicit permission; is that expected?

I hope Mozilla recognizes some people (myself included) interpret that behavior as similar to malware (or perhaps just weak documentation). although I'm sure that was not the intent!

So, for documentation purposes, what *exactly" does "Firefox is being updated by another instance" mean? A new release is being force-fed (as opposed to "offered")? Or were you trying to send an incremental (e.g. bug-fix) update?

  • Something* seemed to be pushing something (63 I assume) to me without my authorization; I ignored it, pending clarification.

Asked by BillM 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Why am I not able to update Flash in FF 62.0.3 (64bit)?

have tried several times to download this September 2018 update. Never had a problem with Flash updates before. I am not computer savvy. All I can do is follow instruct… (read more)

have tried several times to download this September 2018 update. Never had a problem with Flash updates before. I am not computer savvy. All I can do is follow instructions on the update page.

Asked by juliap 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Bookmark descriptions restore

I had a lot of important information stored in the bookmark descriptions. These were removed in the latest update 62.0b1 (64-bit) Developer for Mac. Can this information … (read more)

I had a lot of important information stored in the bookmark descriptions. These were removed in the latest update 62.0b1 (64-bit) Developer for Mac.

Can this information be accessed anywhere.

Asked by absimmons 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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I used to have notes on certain bookmarks in the properties of the bookmarks. After the latest automatic update to 62.0, I have lost all the various notes.

Previously before the latest update of 62.0, I used to have various notes kept of different bookmarks in the notes section in properties for different bookmarks. Since th… (read more)

Previously before the latest update of 62.0, I used to have various notes kept of different bookmarks in the notes section in properties for different bookmarks. Since the latest update, all these notes I had on different bookmarks are all gone. How can I recover them?

Asked by DiscordQ 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Bookmark Descriptions Missing After Update?

PLEASE BRING BACK BOOKMARK DESCRIPTIONS! I would love to know the reason for removal? You think it is redundant, but its very important to many people. This removal could… (read more)

PLEASE BRING BACK BOOKMARK DESCRIPTIONS! I would love to know the reason for removal? You think it is redundant, but its very important to many people. This removal could quite literally force me to use Google Chrome exclusively Not happy with my preferred browser right now!

Asked by HiltonPreston 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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No response when clicking the 9-square grid Google app button.

Besides the Google app button, the buttons next to it like the profiles picture and the notification button acts the same. One day all those buttons just stopped working.… (read more)

Besides the Google app button, the buttons next to it like the profiles picture and the notification button acts the same.

One day all those buttons just stopped working. I thought it was the version of Firefox but I updated it, downgraded it, tried several versions (pre and post quamtun), and all were complete clean setups, uninstalling and removing all the cache and profiles and whatnot. Nothing helped.

Google Keep and Gmail also acts strange. On top of the mentioned problem on the respective page, Keep is completely blank and many of the buttons on Gmail are missing. Despite them being invisible, some can still be clicked, others just don't respond at all.

It's fine on the same version of Firefox on another machine. It's fine on all other browsers on the same machine. So it's only the combination of this computer and Firefox.

I also tried changing proxy settings, safe mode, disabling hardware acceleration, disabling all the add-ons and plugins and extensions of Firefox and windows itself.

Appreciate if anyone have any idea.

Asked by jusburself 2 years ago

Answered by jusburself 2 years ago

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FireFox renders html page on port 80, but lists html on port 8080.

I am working on a WiFi controlled relay that is controlled by a webserver. The server sends HTML code. Everything works in FireFox as long as the port is 80. When I chang… (read more)

I am working on a WiFi controlled relay that is controlled by a webserver. The server sends HTML code. Everything works in FireFox as long as the port is 80. When I change the port to 8080, FireFox lists the HTML code, but doesn't render it. Internet Explorer displays the webpage correctly for port 80 and 8080. I have the HTML 5 header as the 1st line. Placing "http://" in front of the IP doesn't help.

Asked by Jim44685 1 year ago

Answered by Jim44685 1 year ago

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Password manager not asking to remember proxy password

Recently I had to reset my general domain password (organization is split between production and general domain\network without domain trust, proxy is part of general net… (read more)

Recently I had to reset my general domain password (organization is split between production and general domain\network without domain trust, proxy is part of general network, I'm part of production so we have to authenticate to proxy). I have to do this every 6 months. After this last change, and after I input my credentials, Firefox 62.0.3 (and 62.0.2) no longer pops-out the "remember my password" option. 1. Option "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites" is on 2. Proxy is not on the list of exceptions 3. Yes, I have removed old authentication from the list of "Saved Logins" 4. Yes "Firefox will remember my History" If I input my new username and password (which is asked only once during session), Firefox works just fine until I close it. Next time it starts, Firefox once again asks for username and password and do not offer to "remember" this credentials.

Thank you.

Asked by toofat 1 year ago

Answered by toofat 1 year ago

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cant't log in,because no captcha is displayed

For some websites will be displayed at login or request captchas. After updating Firefox to 62.0.3 these captcha will not be displayed anymore. That was still the case wi… (read more)

For some websites will be displayed at login or request captchas. After updating Firefox to 62.0.3 these captcha will not be displayed anymore. That was still the case with the older version. I do not use any addons like adblocker etc, have cookies and cache cleared, Firefox cleaned up and even uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. Always the same problem. No captchas are displayed. I can not log in or make a request. What's wrong?

Asked by Stichling 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Not able to recover previous session after Firefox update and crash

Hello, my problem is as follows: I had a session open when i updated Firefox. It closed the browser however Firefox didn't show me any indication that it was updating so … (read more)

Hello, my problem is as follows:

I had a session open when i updated Firefox. It closed the browser however Firefox didn't show me any indication that it was updating so i tried open it again. Right that moment the update window showed up and somehow Firefox crashed. When i opened it again, my previous session was lost and i have no way of retrieving it. There is no option popping up in the menu that says 'Restore Session' and other methods that i have seen online are a bit difficult to understand.

Also the sessions i can recover are all after Firefox kinda crashed/Firefox updated so i don't know how to get my old session back. The session i want to recover is before i updated to Firefox 62.0 on the 10th, September. (Time stamp would be around 5:30pm CEST)

Oh and i have seen this thread (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1204253) and i tried doing it, but the session i want back is not there.... does that mean worst case scenario happened and i won't be able to get my session back? ;____;


This may be a dumb question but would reseting my windows version to 9th, September help? I mean it would erase the update i did for Firefox and should (as much as i know <.<) also reset the setting for Firefox to yesterday's ones correct? But would that help since my problem is on the net surface and not a computer problem >.>


ps: i wanted to upload pictures but it somehow doesn't let me, so if you need them, please tell me and i will try to send them.

Asked by JaVe94 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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why When I open a pdf with Nitro pdf, ff opens a blank page as well?,

Again, after latest update (haha) the same thing is happening AGAIN. I have followed ALL of the troubleshooting suggestions and NONE are helpful. I continue to get the … (read more)

Again, after latest update (haha) the same thing is happening AGAIN. I have followed ALL of the troubleshooting suggestions and NONE are helpful. I continue to get the blank page.

Asked by kaylaartist 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options."

At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options." What organization is this referring to? I'm at home, on a com… (read more)

At the top of the Options page it says, "Your organization has disabled the ability to change some options." What organization is this referring to? I'm at home, on a computer I bought after I retired that has never shared with anyone.

Asked by Harry Balzac 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I remove the Screenshot attatched to Bookmark dialog box?

I apparently took an update today that when I go to bookmark a site or page, there is a screenshot of the site attached to the top of the dialog box. (see uploaded images… (read more)

I apparently took an update today that when I go to bookmark a site or page, there is a screenshot of the site attached to the top of the dialog box. (see uploaded images) Frankly, I don't see the logic of it, but who knows why you guys do the things you do sometimes. However, it has obviously increased the size of the dialog box. Consequently, when I expand the menu to "choose" folders and such, the entire thing is running off the bottom of my screen and it does this because I have to use the Windows magnifier, and I have it locked to the task bar and so this "screenshot" that is now attached to the bookmark menu dialog box is pretty much cut-off as well while at the bottom I can barely view any of my folders.

Even though I think it's a silly idea, it probably works fine for those who don't have to use the Windows magnifier, but for me--it's irritating and I wish to know how I can go in and remove the feature, plese.

Also, since you have moved the majority of the Menu bar features into the hamburger menu--why have you not yet moved the "view" tab into the hamburger menu as well? I use it quite a bit, being visually handicap ed and I wouldn't mind it much if you would include it in the hamburger menu as well so I don't have to keep opening the Menu bar just to use the View tab.

Thank you.

Asked by springheel 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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where I can find Windows Media Player plugin for FF quantum 62.0?

Hi, I have win7pro 864) and I run "FF quantum 62.0 - 32 bit" I'm really struggling with Windows Media Player plugin for FF: I downloaded and installed the latest version… (read more)

Hi, I have win7pro 864) and I run "FF quantum 62.0 - 32 bit"

I'm really struggling with Windows Media Player plugin for FF: I downloaded and installed the latest version (1.0.0.8 is it?) but it doesn't work...

Indeed I cannot see it within the installed plugins and if I try to "install by file (np-mswmp.dll)" it gets me an error of file corruption...

I really don't know what to do anymore...Where can I download it?

thanks a lot!

Asked by mfran2002 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox is the only browser that doesn't render Google Map images, it needs to be programmed correctly.

Click any image on the left in this Google Map Images and it should show up in full on the right, but Alas, Firefox is the only browser that is incapable of rendering the… (read more)

Asked by Fiascokid 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Email link broken in Firefox 62 for Yahoo Mail - produces blank msg; does not insert subject and link

I have been using using the "Email a link to this page" feature for a long time (previously it was Share page feature I believe) and have correctly setup the mailto: in p… (read more)

I have been using using the "Email a link to this page" feature for a long time (previously it was Share page feature I believe) and have correctly setup the mailto: in preferences to use Yahoo Mail. Recently in Firefox 62, the feature now only starts up the Compose mail function for Yahoo Mail but the message is blank. Previously it had automatically inserted the Subject with page title and body with page url.

I've tested in both Linux and Windows, with all add-ons disabled and the behavior is the same.

Asked by jimveta 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Missing "New Private Window" in Context menu

In my system (Laptop with Win 10, 64 Bit) Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit) installed, and I pinned firefox on task bar as well start menu, when I right click on Icon, I am unable… (read more)

In my system (Laptop with Win 10, 64 Bit) Firefox 62.0.3 (64-bit) installed, and I pinned firefox on task bar as well start menu, when I right click on Icon, I am unable to get "New Private Window" in context menu, I already tried below 1. uninstall firefox (deleted including program data/app data in appdata -> roaming and installed again, but no use 2. unpin and pin again, -> no use 3. installed from offline installer -> No use 4. Installed from web-installer -> after installation it shown "New Private Window" but when I sync with my account, it disappeared . 5.browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled;true -> to false (this idea i got it from forum) but didnt worked.

Please help me.

Regards Paddy

Asked by paddy.android 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago