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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (read more)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Import .CSV file to password manager

Read support article about importing username and password info direct from .CSV file. I see at the bottom of that article that if no such option presents (Import from fi… (read more)

Read support article about importing username and password info direct from .CSV file. I see at the bottom of that article that if no such option presents (Import from file), I am to ensure that signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled is set to true. I don't see that operator within the listing of configuration options. I can create that operator and set it to true, but that doesn't make the 'import from file' option appear in the three dot drop down menu within the Logins and Passwords page. Has the title or location of the fileImport operator changed, been moved?

Asked by bradloberg 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Restoring Bookmarks and Passwords

Hi, I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords.… (read more)

Hi,

I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords. I do not have a recent JSON backup file. How can I recover these?

Thanks.

Asked by csoppet 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox snap 89.0, to play video, you need to install the required video codecs

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need … (read more)

On ubuntu 20.04, the snap version of firefox can't play some videos. Some youtube videos will play but streams won't, and then I get the message "to play video, you need to install the required video codecs". On telegram web and tweetdeck I also get this message while trying to play some video.

Since it's a snap, nothing I do on my system will solve the problem, I cannot install any codecs.

It's firefox 89.0

Asked by Lucas Zanella 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disable update popup?

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes … (read more)

Users have been complaining about update nags for several years, and when a solution is found via about:config, Mozilla typically puts a spanner in the works and deletes the relevant config items like 'app.update.silent', 'app.update.doorhanger... etc.

I just want to remove the popup, not the ability to update. I'll update when I'm good and ready, and I don't need a popup each and every day nagging me to do so.

If Mozilla must ape Chrome, then aping Chrome's non-nagging update policy would be a good move.

FF 85.0.2

Asked by Jason 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Gmail won't load

Gmail will not load in Firefox, but will in Chrome. I've cleared my history, cookies, and cache. I made sure I had the latest Firefox update, restarted my computer, check… (read more)

Gmail will not load in Firefox, but will in Chrome. I've cleared my history, cookies, and cache. I made sure I had the latest Firefox update, restarted my computer, checked in internet connection, everything I could think of. There is no error message; it just stops loading and the page is totally blank, as you can see on the attached image. I've run out of ideas and know-how. Anyone else had this issue and resolved it?

Asked by jvelmore 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why are all docs I output to PDF now turned into Firefox HTML files? It needs to stop!

Ever since I installed the last update, 84, which caused a host of problems I will not go into, an unanticipated one was that I can non longer output to PDF as Firefox au… (read more)

Ever since I installed the last update, 84, which caused a host of problems I will not go into, an unanticipated one was that I can non longer output to PDF as Firefox automatically changes it to Firefox HTML Files. I can view them in Acrobat, but the subtle difference makes it impossible for Word Perfect to recognise them if I need to import them back (as in when something gets lost and all I have is the PDF). Please, community, do NOT tell me all I need to do is use MS Word to fix this. This is NEVER going to happen, now or ever! Now that this made clear, what, if anything can I do? And why would Firefox have anything to DO with me converting WP files into PDF? Clearly there is some greedy little finger stuck somewhere, because the proof is in the long list of files I now have that are no longer PDF. I have opened them in Acrobat and saved them again, but they still show up as FIrefox HTML Files. Aaargh! Help, please! It's driving me mad!

Asked by ljorde 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox take up so much RAM?

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very a… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very annoying now since I have barely any RAM to run zoom with (which for some reason takes up the rest of my RAM). I can't even run anything else, and thats annoying me a lot since my fan has to keep running. I can't upgrade my RAM because I use a laptop, and my laptop is under warranty and I can't afford to lose the warranty by upgrading the RAM. Is there any other way to decrease memory usage beside using about:memory and pressing the "minimize memory usage" button? Nothing happens when I press the button.

Asked by unknownturtle64 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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set "print with system dialog" as default

dear ladies and gentlemen, Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82. I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the fir… (read more)

dear ladies and gentlemen,

Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82.

I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the first page of the document). The new print dialog means that there is a lot more work for me here.

Is it possible to set the "old" system print dialog by default or to instruct firefox to always print only the first page of the document by default?

Asked by Bruce Wayne 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Video's won't play

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this l… (read more)

I am running "Firefox Browser 93.0", and I have Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1, OS Build 19043.1288. I am unable to watch certain video's, as an example, the video in this link: [https://www.wandtv.com/news/illinois-.../article_24b92a86-32c4-11ec-a487-3bb3f17fa133.html] won't play. It use to work, but something has changed, not by me. It will play that same video using the "Edge Browser" so there is nothing wrong with the website. However, I can play this "YouTube Video": [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAJSYk5wMiA] I also tried another link in their website, this is the weather link: [https://www.wandtv.com/weather] it starts to play, but then stops and nothing ever plays. Here is another link I tried on their website: [https://www.wandtv.com/sports/fans-ma.../article_f94f4ade-32e0-11ec-9351-ef71f52b96cd.html] It won't play either. But they all play in the "Edge Browser!" Any ideas on what changed and how do I change it back, so they will play? I prefer Firefox Browser to any other browser! Do you know what the issue could be? I appreciate your time! NiceSeeingYou

Asked by niceseeingyou 11 months ago

Answered by niceseeingyou 11 months ago

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Backspace keyboard button not working in Firefox 87

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the pa… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 87 and noticed that I wasn't able to go back to the previous webpage by clicking on the backspace button like what I have done in the past if I'm not using a mouse on my laptop and had to click on the back button in the toolbar with the trackpad. I'm not too sure of why that happened with the upgrade and was a little surprised about that. Hope I can be able to get around this in some way if one of you know anything about this. Thanks.

Asked by Anduma22 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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"The page isn’t redirecting properly Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete. This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."

My system requires me to log in to the internet when I start up. Usually I am given a message and asked to click on a link, which brings up my login page. Since yesterda… (read more)

My system requires me to log in to the internet when I start up. Usually I am given a message and asked to click on a link, which brings up my login page. Since yesterday I have been receiving the following message: The page isn’t redirecting properly

"Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies." I have cleared my cookies and cache and restarted numerous times. This message keeps coming up. I am able to access my home page, but any attempt to click on bookmarked links results in this message, and occasionally it will refuse even that, telling me it's redirected me too many times. Apart from clearing my cookies cache, which doesn't help, what else can I do to fix this problem? Thanks

Asked by liz23 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Download speed in Firefox is very slow

All things I try to download on Firefox are extremely slow compared to other apps like Steam, torrents and other apps. I get 90mb/s on the download speed checks, but when… (read more)

All things I try to download on Firefox are extremely slow compared to other apps like Steam, torrents and other apps. I get 90mb/s on the download speed checks, but when I try to download something on Firefox, it downloads at like, 120 KB/s.

Asked by pedro.santos.valim 1 year ago

Answered by pedro.santos.valim 1 year ago

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No sound of firefox windows 10

Hello, I have trouble getting sound playback on firefox (checked 85.0 and 78.7.0esr both 64 bit) on windows 10. I checked sound on youtube, and netflix. I checked other a… (read more)

Hello, I have trouble getting sound playback on firefox (checked 85.0 and 78.7.0esr both 64 bit) on windows 10. I checked sound on youtube, and netflix. I checked other applications like spotify and mpv, and soundplayback there is fine. Also it works on Firefox nightly (87.0a1).

What i have already tried: - restarting my computer - opening windows volume mixer and see if firefox is muted - updating my audio driver - different playback devices (Device over HDMI and Line out) - reinstalling firefox - uninstalling firefox, delete folders in C:\Users\$username\AppData\Local C:\Users\$username\AppData\Roaming - new install with fresh downloaded installer - restart to safe mode

Since firefox nightly is working i suspect that maybe the application name "Firefox" is muted somewhere. This could explain why i can reproduce my error on ESR and stable but not on nightly.

Thank you for your help in advance

Asked by Alice 1 year ago

Answered by Alice 1 year ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants? For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.… (read more)

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants?

For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.67.220.220

Enabling DNS over HTTPS dose not give me FULL control over this. I should be able to put a DNS IP address in there like in Internet Explore.

Asked by iggy67 1 year ago

Answered by Thermalzombie 1 year ago

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How do i disable the fullscreen animation?

Heyo, I switched to firefox today and I noticed that on youtube there's an animation (fade in and out) when fullscreening. Is there any way to disable this? Thank… (read more)

Heyo,

       I switched to firefox today and I noticed that on youtube there's an animation (fade in and out) when fullscreening. Is there any way to disable this?

Thanks

Asked by xcakepiggie 2 years ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 2 years ago

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How to disable the pop-up from a complete download

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every e… (read more)

Ever since the last update, every time I download something on Firefox this download tab pops up every time when the new download is complete. Ive tried disabling every extension, Ive tried the about:config solution I found on this page, setting it to "false" and I havent been able to find anything in tools or settings.. but nothing disables it and its getting annoying. Ive had Firefox for years and this has never happened before.

Asked by jos.bonilla 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago