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A Windows update caused all my bookmarks and history (and most cookies) to disappear. Im on Firefox 68.10.0esr

Edited to correct some history -- so the followng transcript may be a bit out of synch -- I will state my current question below. Two things happened at the same time --… (read more)

Edited to correct some history -- so the followng transcript may be a bit out of synch -- I will state my current question below.

Two things happened at the same time -- I uninstalled Adobe Flash, and a Windows Update ran. I didn't notice the Windows update, so I blamed the wrong thing, the Flash uninstall. It was WIndows.

The Windows update caused all my bookmarks and history (and most cookies) to disappear. I'm on Firefox 68.10.0esr

I found my Profiles at C:\Users\[me]\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles but I don't understand what's in there enough to fish the bookmarks out, and I don't see anything that looks like "15 backups" promised by the Mozilla help pages.

Where are my Bookmark backups?

Asked by BostonBowTie 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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why some sites are not opening in this browser while these are opening in chrome browser?,

Plz start or allow all the sites to open in this browser rajshaladarpannic.in .Com site is not opening in this browser while it is opening in chrome browser … (read more)

Plz start or allow all the sites to open in this browser rajshaladarpannic.in .Com site is not opening in this browser while it is opening in chrome browser

Asked by meenakshimaheshwari27 11 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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How group policy work for browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as… (read more)

Some years ago I pointed my Firefox cache drive to H:\Firefox. When I updated to 68esr I set the value in the GPO to the same folder. about:config shows the preference as locked.

Recently I decided to move the cache folder to the same drive as the profile folder. So I edited the group policy to point to F:\users\Tanya\Firefox. Updated the group policy and opened firefox. It continued to use H:\Firefox.

So set the policy to not configured and about:config showed h:\firefox. So as a test I set the group policy to iamcountessconsuelabananahammock (Not even a valid path name). No complaints, but firefox continued to write to h:\firefox.

So it seems the only purpose of the group policy is to lock the value, and the content of the GPO is not relevant at all. Is this by design

Asked by TanyaC 1 year ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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Remove Android Icon from Address Bar

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't n… (read more)

Hi! I'm looking for a way to remove the Android helper icon from the Firefox address bar (it lets me know the URL I have accessed can be opened in another app). I don't need it. I haven't found anything in the settings or anything obvious in about:config. The search functions here didn't return anything on this topic either - can anyone point me in the right direction?

Asked by aseriesofdarkcaves 2 years ago

Last reply by amgiordano 1 year ago

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Unwanted background downloads of pdf

In Firefox for Android, there are certain news websites (local/TV type) that will automatically download a pdf file when a news article is opened. The actual content (us… (read more)

In Firefox for Android, there are certain news websites (local/TV type) that will automatically download a pdf file when a news article is opened. The actual content (usually a supporting government document related to the article) is irrelevant. How do I block automatic background downloads from happening? I did not trigger a download by tapping a direct link to the pdf. I did not want to download a pdf file. The page did it on its own by page scripts.

To make it very clear, here is what happens:

Tap link to Article A. Article A opens. Notice on the bottom of the page stating that Pdf B downloaded. Hit refresh on Article A. Notice that Pdf B (1) downloaded. Hit backspace. Tap link to Article A. Notice that Pdf B (2) downloaded. Hit backspace. Tap link to Article A but in private browsing. Notice that Pdf B (3) downloaded.

Asked by mprebm 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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PDF download button needs Save As

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in … (read more)

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in the browser - often this is a number or day or some other appellation that is less useful than allowing me to rename the PDF myself. Chrome offer to rename the file before saving but I hate Chrome.

Maybe I'm overlooking something?

Asked by junk8 2 years ago

Last reply by Philip 1 year ago

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Sync not working on latest Firefox for Android

Hello. I use sync on two devices only, a PC and an android device. Today it has ceased to sync data to and from the android device. It just says "Last sync: never" even a… (read more)

Hello. I use sync on two devices only, a PC and an android device. Today it has ceased to sync data to and from the android device. It just says "Last sync: never" even after clicking the sync button. The only thing I found online was to not have over 5000 bookmarks (which I don't) and to update Firefox. (I'm on the latest version)

So far I've tried clearing the data of the app, which didn't work so I tried reinstalling it entirely. That also didn't help. I've removed all duplicate devices from my account settings too.

Not sure what more I can do

EDIT:

Fixed itself of course only after I post here. I waited a few hours too..

Asked by frans7 2 years ago

Last reply by robyspado 1 year ago

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Updates hide all website buttons and switches

Please Quit The Constant Update Windows until the newer Firefox versions actually work for W7!!!! Remember , W7 computers are not able to get the updates for make whatev… (read more)

Please Quit The Constant Update Windows until the newer Firefox versions actually work for W7!!!! Remember , W7 computers are not able to get the updates for make whatever is making all site buttons and switches disapprear. To new Firefox is also like Malware, very time consuming to uninstall, and I only can go to the latest full version I had saved. I have been a loyal user and contributer since the beginning, so Please Make Forefox Polite Again!

Asked by wdhc 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Update of Firefox

I've used Firefox on my Android tablet for approx 2 years, but haven't noticed any updates. My current version is 68.1.1 but I notice that others on your blog are well in… (read more)

I've used Firefox on my Android tablet for approx 2 years, but haven't noticed any updates. My current version is 68.1.1 but I notice that others on your blog are well into the high 70s.

How do I receive an update please, but will this new version affect and possibly lose my bookmarks?

Asked by bourne2flyrtw 7 months ago

Last reply by James 7 months ago

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Searching Google from Address Bar tries to go to a page and not search

Hi, I had asked already this question and it didn't get any answer. It is pretty annoying so I will post it again. When I search in the address bar ONE word and tap enter… (read more)

Hi,

I had asked already this question and it didn't get any answer. It is pretty annoying so I will post it again.

When I search in the address bar ONE word and tap enter Firefox tries to go to this page (without the .com) it takes a while and eventually shows the google results.

It is very tedious

I have to select the search option in the drop down menu.

Also no search recomendations

Attached a screenshot

What can I do to search directly?

thanks

Asked by davidgruty1 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Add-on Download Star

Hello! For a long time, I used the Download Star add-on in the Firefox browser on Android. It was the only extension that allowed you to download videos from any site. A… (read more)

Hello! For a long time, I used the Download Star add-on in the Firefox browser on Android. It was the only extension that allowed you to download videos from any site. After updating the browser on the phone to version 80, this add-on disappeared and can no longer be installed. For the sake of this extension, I removed version 80 and reverted to version 68. Tell me how can I install Download Star back?

Asked by Alexander_76 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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storage space problems

Forgive me this may be a little off topic but since no one can seem to help me I thought maybe someone here could I have a cheap Galaxy SM-J260 AZ Android phone I use Fir… (read more)

Forgive me this may be a little off topic but since no one can seem to help me I thought maybe someone here could I have a cheap Galaxy SM-J260 AZ Android phone I use Firefox for my browser always have but ever since I started using an SD card I no longer have storage space Samsung cannot tell me why even when I take this SD card out I have less than 1 GB of storage space I used to put 3 GB on here before transferring to my computer I am a complete technological idiot so if anyone could help me I would appreciate it very much thank you have a wonderful day ... thank you


edited out unnecessary misinformation

Asked by 1ARICHARDhead 12 months ago

Last reply by Paul 11 months ago

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How to disable auto update in FireFox on Android ?

Hi, I updated to the latest, utterly, preposterously, appallingly, awfully, obnoxiously bad version of FF on Android and immediately bailed back to V68.11.0 which I found… (read more)

Hi,

I updated to the latest, utterly, preposterously, appallingly, awfully, obnoxiously bad version of FF on Android and immediately bailed back to V68.11.0 which I found on the web. Imagine my shock and horror at finding the new version back on my system again, without my intervention, a few hours later !!

Please can someone tell me how to set up my system so that it doesn't update FFA to any later versions, and so that the latest update is not shown in the Play Store under "My apps & games" as otherwise it is likely that the software abomination that is the latest version of FFA will find its way back onto my tablet.

I have spent hours on this, setting up and re-setting up my browser and I really have no idea what on earth was going on in the minds of the developers of this latest crock. Is it the secret intention of the leadets of this project to kill FF completely ? It seems that every change tnat is made makes browsing less intuitive and easy and there is absolutely zero payback in terms of useful functionality. Seriously, is it your intention to kill FF altogether ? It really seems like it.

But if you could answer my other questions as the higher priority, that would help.

Thanks,

Asked by mangled_us 2 years ago

Last reply by Mark Garvey 1 year ago

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The Support Of Tampermonkey AddOn On The New Firefox on Android

Dear Community I can't migrate to the new Firefox since it has not supported Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey on Android anymore. Do you know when it will support or not? If… (read more)

Dear Community I can't migrate to the new Firefox since it has not supported Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey on Android anymore. Do you know when it will support or not? If it will, when? I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Regards, Alper

Asked by e3magaza 1 year ago

Last reply by Tonna 1 year ago

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Why Firefox is not the best?

Hi, I just what to communicate that at the beginning, if Firefox was the best it was because it was the most faster browser. Now with all possibility and extension Firefo… (read more)

Hi, I just what to communicate that at the beginning, if Firefox was the best it was because it was the most faster browser. Now with all possibility and extension Firefox is too slow.

For example last time I want to search on Google ask and the request take 1minute because the browser made an update.

Imagine a little Firefox who start instantly! Imagine a little Firefox who take 10 mo ram with 10 Tab ( personally I don't think it's possible but it's the idea)

Sorry for my English, but I hope that a team build a new Firefox, little Firefox because actually any browser ( Chrome, edge, opera, safari) have this possibility.

Best regards My old best browser Firefox.

Asked by ch.hirsinger 2 years ago

Last reply by covid19 1 year ago

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BlueScreen when moving Mouse to the MenuBar

hello, since last Update in Windows 10 Enterprise to Build 20231.1000 i get a 'Blue Stop Screen', when i try to move the Mouse Cursor to the MenuBar ONLY of Nightly or Fi… (read more)

hello,

since last Update in Windows 10 Enterprise to Build 20231.1000 i get a 'Blue Stop Screen', when i try to move the Mouse Cursor to the MenuBar ONLY of Nightly or Firefox.

I have the same Error on Nightly AND Firefox, i have restart the Browsers with disabled Add-Ons, i have reset the Browsers, deinstalled and new installed, i have try it with older Versions, but every time, when i come with the Cursor to the MenuBar, Windows stop.

I Know, that the showed Error 'APC_index_Mismatch win32kfull.sys' is a Windows Error, but this Error comes only with Firefox and Nightly, but on no other Software and Programs. I disabled all not neccessary Services, i start with normal Mode, nothing works. i deinstalled a lot of drivers and next try: no Help, same Error.

Also i tried WaterFox, and funnily, there is NO problem or stopping...

Somebody with same problem, somebody know the answer?

Asked by abellacom 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Downloaded anime or movie from site that works but when checking the files in the phone does not show up

You guys show the anime or show has been download complete but when I checked the files on my phone to transfer it does not show up. What the literally means of this. Fir… (read more)

You guys show the anime or show has been download complete but when I checked the files on my phone to transfer it does not show up. What the literally means of this. First it was instantly failed download then blocking the website I used for 5 years or more then errors. Now files that complete download but do not show up in the files of the phone under download where it is stored. What is next. This is not right stop messing with my download. So please when download is done let the files be where it must be. So why am I getting problems. Is it because I don't update this app. I will not update because this update app blocks my anime site even after disabled the safety feature

Asked by johanventer61 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago