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Pinch Zoom Functionality

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users? Or if there is a decent work around available yet? And if not, anyone have … (read more)

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users?

Or if there is a decent work around available yet?

And if not, anyone have a good answer as to why Firefox overlooked it in their last major update? Seems rather shortsighted to me. Not being able to pinch zoom on my mac trackpad is highly frustrating. It's pretty much a deal breaker, making me want to migrate back to Chrome or elsewhere. Which is sad, because I thought I'd finally escaped Google for browsing.

Asked by seanyful 4 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Firefox spellchecker won't work, dispite having the dictionary installed.

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrj… (read more)

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrjdjd as being misspelled. It's really annoying. It doesn't seem to be able to detect text boxes - even this one. There is no option to enable it with right click.

Asked by pjblackmoore 4 months ago

Last reply by plausibel 1 month ago

View source code

In the latest versions, the ability to view the source code of the page has disappeared. Using a prefix "view-source:" doesn't work either. How do I view the source code … (read more)

In the latest versions, the ability to view the source code of the page has disappeared. Using a prefix "view-source:" doesn't work either.

How do I view the source code now?

Asked by Val_Ery 4 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

Disable or erase "Recently Bookmarked"

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in … (read more)

I want to erase or preferably disable the "Recently Bookmarked" functionality when you go to the bookmarks part of the library. How do I do this? I don't see anything in the Support, despite doing searches using several different search terms. It is a strange thing to have without being able to erase it or disable it, especially since bookmarks saved during "private window" searches show up there.

Asked by bpghayward 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

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firefox 81.0.2 (64-bit) on windows 10 keeps signin out of sites

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes m… (read more)

Since a few days I noticed on two different windows 10 PCs that firefox keeps signin out of websites (yahoo, linkedin etc), and this happens semi-randomly but sometimes more than once per day. My security settings never changed, I did configure firefox to delete history when closing, but preserving cookies and active logins. I also tried to add those websites to trusted sites (in the tracking menu, the shield to the left of the url). Any advice?

Asked by marco.fera80 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Facebook White Screen (only with Firefox)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Re… (read more)

Today I got what I've seen described as the "Facebook White Screen of Death". I've tried: Reload Clear Facebook cookies (which implies logging back in) Clear site data Restart in Safe Mode None of these things make any difference. Still get only a white screen. Facebook works fine in the Chrome browser and in the Android app, so it must be a Firefox-specific issue, in my case. This is Firefox 81.0.2 under Ubuntu 20.04 The problem only started today. I've used Facebook with Firefox for years without problem.

Asked by David Shochat 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Setting up IMAP email with Firefox

Hello at the forum! I used seamonkey for years and it doesn't work as a local email program for me anymore. I can't configure it to my yahoo/att (pacbell.net) email anymo… (read more)

Hello at the forum!

I used seamonkey for years and it doesn't work as a local email program for me anymore.

I can't configure it to my yahoo/att (pacbell.net) email anymore, would rather do that but...

So I downloaded Firefox to use for a local email/browser. I like having emails on my local pc.

Where do I find the email program on my Firefox and how do I set it up?

I go back to Netscape 1.0

Thanks for any help! ~Kirch

Asked by kirch 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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How do I disable rich audio presence that Firefox now does with Windows 10?

Honestly, I have no idea how to describe it. I loved how when I played a video on Firefox, it wouldn't pop up with that annoying video title whenever I changed my volume.… (read more)

Honestly, I have no idea how to describe it. I loved how when I played a video on Firefox, it wouldn't pop up with that annoying video title whenever I changed my volume. Now, when I'm watching a video or playing audio, this happens. And, it doesn't even get it right most of the time! Like for example, it does this instead! That's not even the page I'm on!

Is there any way for me to get rid of this? Thanks

Asked by sheepy404 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

Firefox Tabs will not allow me to set a default home page to display

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I wa… (read more)

I really hate Bing as a search engine. I set my home page to Google, but every time I open a tab my only choices are the Tab page or Blank page. I don't want either. I want to land on my chosen web site, in this case, Google.com. The previous versions of Firefox that I've had always allowed this. Please allow people to chose their own open tab page. Thanks!

Asked by tethys 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Can I view the Mac top menu bar fullscreen mode?

In Chrome full screen mode, I can move the cursor to the top of the screen to view the mac top menu bar (to display battery level, date, time etc). Is there a way to do t… (read more)

In Chrome full screen mode, I can move the cursor to the top of the screen to view the mac top menu bar (to display battery level, date, time etc). Is there a way to do this in Firefox full screen mode? Thanks very much in advance for your help.

Asked by Poppy_ 2 months ago

Last reply by Poppy_ 2 months ago

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clicking on a page while scrolling animation plays

there was a feature which allowed to stop smooth scrolling animation before it reaches the end and it allowed to stop it more precisely where you want it. With the last u… (read more)

there was a feature which allowed to stop smooth scrolling animation before it reaches the end and it allowed to stop it more precisely where you want it. With the last update-this feature was gone, why?

Asked by sorockin.danya2014 6 months ago

Answered by sorockin.danya2014 2 months ago

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BLOCKING FILE SYSTEM ACCESS -- DANGEROUS ALLOWANCE -- IDEAS & SUGGESTIONS

Hello to all, I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years… (read more)

Hello to all,

I was searching on Google how to block file:///C:/ or file:///D:/ because this is dangerous to allow!!! Shocking! And this is still not fixed after years of developments... Why? To keep this allowed makes it too easy for hackers, especially with multiple screens and a shadow/background screens available which can be running in the background, not seen, when hackers do that.. Kind of the way TeamViewer allows help to be provided remotely. Kind of screen sharing. Oh well...

Maybe need lots of complaints from you all to get this changed?..


Try yourselves to use file://C:/ with 2 // and file:///C:/ with 3 // and both are allowing access to the whole file system and any data file. BONKERS??? But why to use 3 /// if 2 // still works? Insider's job or programming conflict? Why would Firefox programmers allow that? I do not understand...

I tried to use selective website blocker, but for file:/// that addon says that the page is not supported... Maybe another type of addon could be developed for this to be blocked and secured once and for all, but not sure if Firefox would allow such an access or such a blocking. May cause issues with Downloads and accessing download folder from within Firefox. HOWEVER, they could block any system or file access from the ADDRESS BAR and SEARCH BAR and then do a work-around solution by developing a special warning 'dialog message' each time when any user (owner or remote user) tries to access forlder to see or use any file. That would be a lot like a guest account requiring password to access special folder or file, or wants to perform an action usually not allowed for a guest user. Password is required for that each time, or at leats a visual confirmation. That would help, I hope...

Would need to re-educate users after this! TOO DANGEROUS TO KEEP THIS IN SUCH A WAY AS IT IS NOW!!!!

DOES FIREFOX TEAM UNDERSTAND THIS? Maybe they forgot about this, maybe they did not figure out how to solve this, or maybe someone from an inside is helping hackers to have a very easy access? Not sure, but this "open doors to all system and data files for anyone" is shocking!


What about business or government people? What about online bullying and harrassment? What about privacy about which Firefox writes so much? Need more complaints to make this a serious issue. So, everyone, please write your own comments or complaints to Firefox and Chrome directly and maybe they will listen. This may take more work than we think, but my ideas may help. What about your ideas? Express them below and maybe they will help as well.


You all can ask them for this to be blocked or solved, so ask. Maybe my ideas will help to get this moving. Write your own to them as well. And Microsoft may need to get involved as well because Firefox, and from what I read, Chrome allows this too... Other browsers may be doing that as well...!!!!!! There are loads of various browsers available!!!! I read something about Windows Policies, but I do not understand what that is...


(( !!! )) If any of you will try any system changes in an attempt to try solving this issue, make sure you are okay to risk with crashed system requiring reinstall or recovery to be used, and then, write down all the changes you do in detail before carrying any further and applying them because that may ruin the system without a way to recover it.

Thank you in advance.

Asked by XERRAX 3 months ago

Answered by XERRAX 2 months ago

how to stop auto asigned bookmarks

Hello, Suddenly my bookmarks automatically puts all my bookmarks in one file instead of letting me select the file. Now I have to open all bookmarks and select the file… (read more)

Hello,

Suddenly my bookmarks automatically puts all my bookmarks in one file instead of letting me select the file. 

Now I have to open all bookmarks and select the file which is a real bother. It use to offer me the file selection screen when I bookmarked a link now it just send everything to other bookmarks Can I please go back to the old way, it was much faster - thanks for your help John

Asked by jbiglux 2 months ago

firefox sending confirmation email to wrong email, not account email

Confirmation email is sent to my gmail account, NOT my juno email which IS my account email. Why is this happening? How can it be fixed? AND, I just noticed, Upper right… (read more)

Confirmation email is sent to my gmail account, NOT my juno email which IS my account email. Why is this happening? How can it be fixed? AND, I just noticed, Upper right corner of this page shows bth731 , NOT " bth73 " which is my identity. What the hell is going on???????? Is this part of trump's Russia attack?

correct email is " [email] "

Asked by bth731 2 months ago

updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read what is in "updates?" ... then choose to accept or reject. At least google allows that privilege. There is toooo much secrecy in firefox that leads to our 'lack of trust in you."

RE: your automatic updates...??? When updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read exactly what is in "updates?" ...and then choose to accept or … (read more)

RE: your automatic updates...???

When updating from 71 onward, why does firefox take away my right to read exactly what is in "updates?" ...and then choose to accept or reject. At least google allows that privilege. There is toooo much secrecy in firefox that leads to our 'lack of trust in you."

Asked by RJK7 2 months ago

Last reply by RJK7 2 months ago

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Every day I get over 60 fake or unwanted email, its so bad I spend all my time deleting them.

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it … (read more)

I think my email been hacked, I get over 60 emails from fake web sites. It so bad I spend most of my time deleting them. Instead of reading them. Some time they lock it where I cannot use my spam key to delete.

Asked by ERNestinEGail 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I spend more time deleting than reading my email..

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I … (read more)

Every day I spend lots of my time deleting over 60 spams, in my inbox. When I try to put in Spam it reads, not Spam as if they are controlling what I'm trying to do. I spend more time deleting than reading my email.. Very frustrating .

Asked by ERNestinEGail 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago