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Firefox behavior with virtual desktops in Windows 10

Hello dear Firefox experts, I have been using Firefox for years and of course I would like to continue doing so. :-) I work with Windows 10 and have learned to appreciate… (read more)

Hello dear Firefox experts,

I have been using Firefox for years and of course I would like to continue doing so. :-)

I work with Windows 10 and have learned to appreciate the virtual desktops, which can be set up via the key combination "Windows + Tab". About the desktops can then be distinguished, for example, in "Office" and "Private".

In total, I have actively set up 4 different desktops.

FF I have set up as the "default app" in the Windows settings.

Now it is the case that I have a Firefox window open in the "private desktop", for example.

But when I work in the "office desktop" and click on a URL, the office desktop automatically switches to the private desktop and opens the URL in the FF already opened there in a new tab! :-(

So I have to remember before to open a new Firefox window in the office desktop to display the desired page also on this desktop.

Unfortunately, this doesn't always work.

If I work in the meantime in another of the 4 active desktops and use Firefox there and return to the office desktop and want to open a URL there again, the desktop jumps back to where I last used the already opened FF. This is quite annoying in the long run.

That's why I ran a test today with Google Chrome and MS Edge and defined each of them as the default app for testing.

Stupidly, these two browsers work exactly as I want them to. If I have already opened one of these browsers in another desktop, the URL will still open in the current desktop and any additional URL as another tab will correctly open in the current desktop.

If I now switch to the private desktop and open a URL there, it will correctly open in a new tab in this desktop.

I hope I was able to illustrate my "problem" so far?

Now my question? How can I change the behavior in FF? This seems to be a standard of FF in contrast to both other browser programs. Disabling in the FF settings "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" seems to be only a rudimentary solution;

but then a new window is opened every time, which is also not useful.


Can something be adjusted in the "deeper" settings?

Many thanks in advance for your tips.

Best regards, Georg

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Asked by ge.brenn 1 hour ago

Facing Bookmarks problem

Hi there, I have bookmared dashboard of my website that is related to dramacool. Now the problem is that I am unable to see any bookmarks tab in firefox. How to show book… (read more)

Hi there, I have bookmared dashboard of my website that is related to dramacool. Now the problem is that I am unable to see any bookmarks tab in firefox. How to show bookmarks?

Asked by apkquest4 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 3 hours ago

New login saved on Android not synced to desktop

Hi, I saved a new login on Firefox Android, but this did not sync to the desktop version. I tried syncing manually on both devices (which kind of defeats the point) and s… (read more)

Hi,

I saved a new login on Firefox Android, but this did not sync to the desktop version. I tried syncing manually on both devices (which kind of defeats the point) and still no avail. The option to sync logins is activated on both devices, so I don't know what the problem is. I have tested this twice (two passwords saved on Android) and on both occasions they didn't sync to the desktop.

I also tested the process the other way around by saving a new login on the desktop and that synced to Android just fine!

Please help.

Asked by denise271 10 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 hours ago

You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/search?" on this server. Reference #18.9368dc17.1660759997.15a171b3 why?

You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/search?" on this server. Reference #18.9368dc17.1660759997.15a171b3 why? … (read more)

You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/search?" on this server.

Reference #18.9368dc17.1660759997.15a171b3 why?

Asked by fishforem 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

My backup isn't loading :(

Hey! My firefox crashed and I had to uninstall and reinstall it. However, when I signed back in the new browser with the account I created in 2020, it did not transfer my… (read more)

Hey! My firefox crashed and I had to uninstall and reinstall it. However, when I signed back in the new browser with the account I created in 2020, it did not transfer my bookmarks and extensions. Can you please help me? I am freaking out a bit because it is so important that i get those back. I would REALLY appreciate it!

Chetrice

Asked by chdmosley 17 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

can not get firefox to end tracking passwords

quit tracking my passwords - - it violates my privacy and leaves me open for theft stop it yes I have tried to use the privacy setting menu many times (153 times) it do… (read more)

quit tracking my passwords - - it violates my privacy and leaves me open for theft stop it yes I have tried to use the privacy setting menu many times (153 times) it does NOT work I demand PRIVACY I hate this kind of invasion stop tracking me

Asked by JSMorris 22 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Facebook messenger not working for voice or video messages

all other browsers work fine apart from firefox since the latest update , I have been a firefox user for 20 years and if this continues then I will have to quit using it … (read more)

all other browsers work fine apart from firefox since the latest update , I have been a firefox user for 20 years and if this continues then I will have to quit using it . Tried everything i can think of and it still doesn't work

Asked by bernie.colley 3 days ago

Last reply by p1977s 8 hours ago

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Can't find the Gmail app so that online "mailto" links will open in Gmail

Greetings, I've checked a few articles in Firefox to help with my question, but none of them are helping. (Here's the main article: http://example.com.) Here's the situa… (read more)

Greetings, I've checked a few articles in Firefox to help with my question, but none of them are helping. (Here's the main article: http://example.com.) Here's the situation. Say I go to a website's Contact page and click the button to contact someone, a window appears and asks me what app I want to use to open the email. Gmail is my default email, and Firefox is my default browser, and I use Windows 10. When I open the window of options (see attached screenshot) to open the email, and I then click "Choose Other Application" (other than Firefox), I don't see the Gmail app anywhere. I then followed the directions in that link above to check my Windows settings, per its suggestion, which I did ... but in those settings, too, I got to a point where the directions no longer matched what I'm seeing on my screen. I didn't see the Gmail app anywhere. Could you let me know in simple layperson's terms how to open Gmail links in Firefox? I don't have a PhD in computer science, so please keep it very simple. Thanks in advance! Best wishes, Bill

Asked by BillSiever 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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AutoConfig Alert

Good morning, I'm reaching out to see if I can get some assistance with Firefox on of our network. I'm System Admin at Goodfellow AFB. I've tried searching this issues o… (read more)

Good morning,

I'm reaching out to see if I can get some assistance with Firefox on of our network. I'm System Admin at Goodfellow AFB. I've tried searching this issues on the web and found similar issues but solutions that were recommend online have not worked for us. Yes I have uninstalled Firefox completely and installed it from scratch. I know it has something to do with autoconfig file but not sure what exactly I'm looking for. Thanks.

Asked by Chase Cathey 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

SOUND IN VIDEO CONFERENCING

when taking part in a VA video conference, I could get pictures but no sound. (other browsers - edge & chrome- gave me only sound and pictures). I get sound from vi… (read more)

when taking part in a VA video conference, I could get pictures but no sound. (other browsers - edge & chrome- gave me only sound and pictures). I get sound from videos, You Tube, Netflix, etc., but nothing when on the VA video conferencing site. I am using Windows 10 on an HP desktop computer. I even turned off my virus protection to make sure it was not interfering (suggested by VA video conferencing help contact) but that did not help either. Since VA is going to a lot of video conferencing this is creating a real problem. (Checking the settings for the webcam (Logi pro scan) all showed that it was functioning properly. Sound comes in on all other sites using Fire Fox.

Asked by olkut1943 13 hours ago

Group Policy is applied but no changes

We use GPO to push out our Firefox homepage and bookmarks. I get totally different results for each user, some will make changes right away if I add a new book marks, but… (read more)

We use GPO to push out our Firefox homepage and bookmarks. I get totally different results for each user, some will make changes right away if I add a new book marks, but they don't see older ones?

I decided to build a few test machines (we don't have time to build a dev envir) and it applies the GPO for the home page but not the bookmarks, I can see the book marks in the registry even but nothing on firefox. Anyone have a guess?

thanks David

Asked by david.kafrissen 13 hours ago

Is my "previous session" lost in safe mode?

I keep my settings on "restore previous session" upon startup; because I use several windows and tabs to organize work on different projects and my general workflow. Aft… (read more)

I keep my settings on "restore previous session" upon startup; because I use several windows and tabs to organize work on different projects and my general workflow.

After the latest update. Firefox (I'm using developer edition for some reason) crashes upon startup. One of the crash notification windows had me open up in safe mode, which excluded my extensions. There (in safe mode) my previous session opened up and stayed open without crashing. I disabled a few extensions that I no longer use and closed several tabs to see if that would effect the crash problem. I then exited Firefox (I couldn't figure out how to exit safe mode otherwise) and reopened via the start menu. Firefox now opens to what is essentially a new session and I can't figure out how to open the previous one. I'm guessing it "refreshed"? Regardless, is there a way to recover my "previous session" or is it lost forever?

Asked by Originalstorey 13 hours ago

fonts block CORS

Hello, I've been using firefox for a while. A few versions ago (I don't remember the correct version), I started noticing some sites have broken font (defaulting the base… (read more)

Hello,

I've been using firefox for a while. A few versions ago (I don't remember the correct version), I started noticing some sites have broken font (defaulting the base font as used font is not available) and/or icons not being displayed.

I started investigating my extensions (I'm using ublock origin) and standard protection from firefox. Inside the console and found out that fonts (in my example at least) are being block by CORS policy.

E.g: "Blocking of a cross-origin request: the "Same Origin" policy does not allow viewing the remote resource located at https://fonts.gstatic.com/s/materialicons/v135/flUhRq6tzZclQEJ-Vdg-IuiaDsNc .woff2. Reason: CORS request failed. Status code: (null)." on website "https://materializecss.com/"

That is not breaking the browser but is kinda annoying. How can I do to allow fonts to be downloaded and used ? I've checked with other browsers (chrome/chrome-like/safari) and they work as excepected. Note that it's perfectly working for the very same website on firefox iOS

Thanks !

Asked by DataHearth 13 hours ago

firefox download update

i have been downloading updated version of firefox for browser for weeks but when i click on icon for my search i just keep getting full screen showing that i should down… (read more)

i have been downloading updated version of firefox for browser for weeks but when i click on icon for my search i just keep getting full screen showing that i should download firefox??????

Asked by attysmw.jd 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 16 hours ago

Firefox Development Edition

Hello, How do I get Firefox Developer Edition to stop reporting Dangerous Site ahead and redirecting me to another site entirely different on the basis of localhost secur… (read more)

Hello,

How do I get Firefox Developer Edition to stop reporting Dangerous Site ahead and redirecting me to another site entirely different on the basis of localhost security certificate issued by unknown issuer.

I am running xampp on windows10.

Firefox works just great (not developer edition).

I look forward to a quick answer please.

Sincerely,

Arn.

Asked by bigarn13 17 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 16 hours ago

Permission Problem with Camera

We have a customer using our SaaS solution running through Firefox 91.12.0 ESR. The web application we provide requires access to the camera on the local machine so we ca… (read more)

We have a customer using our SaaS solution running through Firefox 91.12.0 ESR. The web application we provide requires access to the camera on the local machine so we can capture a photo. We give them instructions and they configure their instance of Firefox to ALLOW access to the camera, along with several other adjustments (like allowing pop-ups, and no autofill).

However, whenever they restart Firefox the camera permission reverts back to the DEFAULT of Always Ask. The other settings adjustments we make, like pop-ups and no autofill stick around, but not the camera setting.

We've checked the PREF.js file in the Profile folder and that doesn't appear to be a problem. On our in-house machines we are running the same version of Windows and Firefox and cannot reproduce the problem.

The customer has recently applied the upgrade from an earlier version of Firefox ESR to 91.12.0. The customer has also imaged the PC and copied over to a large number of additional machines for use around their organization. This problem is causing a serious disruption to their deployment of the updated PC's as we work with them to try and troubleshoot the problem.

Any ideas on what to try would be appreciated.

Asked by mfranke62 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 16 hours ago

e-mail

Getting following when trying to access my e-mail not having the problem on edge but Firefox is my go to browser "Oops! Something went wrong It looks like your browser i… (read more)

Getting following when trying to access my e-mail not having the problem on edge but Firefox is my go to browser

"Oops! Something went wrong

It looks like your browser is blocking cookies.

Please change your browser settings to allow cookies when logging into Sky.

If this problem continues, contact customer services.

Error Number: 289"

Asked by rcpinsa 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 16 hours ago