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Word file has no application to open it.

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file… (read more)

I download then open many student files each day. PDFs open fine automatically, but never Word files. In the Applications settings dialog, I have tried to choose the file format docx and doc. But neither are recognised as a valid file type. I realise that Microsoft is a bully and Mozilla may be trying to discourage its use, but I and the students are stuck with Word. How come docs and doc are invalid and how can I persuade Firefox to open them?

Thank you

Asked by cvhorie 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/ loading issue on firefox

When I open https://www.washingtonpost.com/ it loads but after a few seconds it goes blank. This started a few days ago and only happens on firefox. … (read more)

When I open https://www.washingtonpost.com/ it loads but after a few seconds it goes blank. This started a few days ago and only happens on firefox.

Asked by TVLoC 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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How can I print out my saved passwords in my Firefox? I do not use Chrome, just Firefox and my laptop. No cellphone.

Hi. I need to print out my saved passwords. I have no cellphone to access, just my laptop and printer. I only use Firefox and no other browser. If my laptop gets hacked… (read more)

Hi.

I need to print out my saved passwords. I have no cellphone to access, just my laptop and printer. I only use Firefox and no other browser. If my laptop gets hacked or breaks down, then I need to use someone else's computer to access my passwords in an emergency, and can't access my passwords to do so...so printing them out periodically is the smartest thing I can think of.

Help, anyone? This is pretty important to me. Thank you!

Asked by Hashachar70 9 months ago

Answered by Hashachar70 9 months ago

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OneDrive Links stopped opening

OneDrive links recently stopped opening (browser tab shows the OneDrive icon but the page shows no content); Edge continues to open the links. I am running Firefox 99.0.1… (read more)

OneDrive links recently stopped opening (browser tab shows the OneDrive icon but the page shows no content); Edge continues to open the links. I am running Firefox 99.0.1 (64 bit desktop).

Asked by rhuitric 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Does Firefox still work on Windows 7 (64bit)

Hi Mozilla Firefox team, I have been using Firefox under windows 7 (64bit) for several years. I could pay the windows package upgrade, but I really don't want to upgrade… (read more)

Hi Mozilla Firefox team,

I have been using Firefox under windows 7 (64bit) for several years.

I could pay the windows package upgrade, but I really don't want to upgrade to windows 11,

I prefer a windows 7 interface and I want keep using Firefox browser.

However, yesterday I saw this market news as below:

https://techdows.com/2022/03/firefox-100-windows-7-kb4474419-update.html

Please advise how can I keep using Firefox with windows 7 (64 bit)

Thanks. mike (Hong Kong)

Asked by mike.mna 10 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 10 months ago

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Honey App not working with new FireFox update

My Honey shopping app is no longer working with the newest FoxFire update. I've uninstalled/reinstalled Honey THREE times and still not working. Have gone into Firefox … (read more)

My Honey shopping app is no longer working with the newest FoxFire update. I've uninstalled/reinstalled Honey THREE times and still not working. Have gone into Firefox App Manager and Honey shows green, meaning it has permission to run. HELP!

Asked by momaearth 9 months ago

Answered by momaearth 9 months ago

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Picture-in-picture issues

I'm not sure what happened, but the picture-in-picture extension isn't working anymore and there's a sort of "script" (see uploaded image) that shows up over the top of v… (read more)

I'm not sure what happened, but the picture-in-picture extension isn't working anymore and there's a sort of "script" (see uploaded image) that shows up over the top of videos, including but not limited to the ones on YouTube. I used to be able to still use the extension by using keyboard commands at first (ctrl shift ]), but now that doesn't work either.

Asked by TiffanyK127 9 months ago

Answered by -elison- 9 months ago

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Gmail is having authentication problem

Firefox 99.0 I guess it's a problem with the latest update because it didn't happen to me before. Gmail keeps showing me this message: "Gmail is having authentication pro… (read more)

Firefox 99.0

I guess it's a problem with the latest update because it didn't happen to me before. Gmail keeps showing me this message: "Gmail is having authentication problems. Some features may not be operational. Please try logging in to troubleshoot the problem." I have relogin, deleted the cookies and site data but I still get that message. I have tried starting the browser from "about:support" in troubleshooting mode but the error still appears. This does not happen in other browsers.

Asked by Juan Simón 9 months ago

Answered by Juan Simón 9 months ago

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Update removed my settings and addons because of "Old" profile

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working pe… (read more)

Hello! Since the most recent firefox update, my settings and extensions have been inaccessible to me due to my firefox account profile being "old." It has been working perfectly until this update. If I try to change my profile to my old one, it forces me to create a new one which does not include my saved addons and settings. I am able to usually manually move my bookmarks to the new profile via the files stored locally. I really need access to the settings and extensions, so it would be great if someone can help me to recover them. I tried to troubleshoot by finding my extensions local folder from my old profile, and I copied it to a new profile, but it didn't work. I am also wondering, if I do copy the extensions successfully, how can I also copy the settings preferences? Any solution is appreciated, thank you!

I tried this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recover-user-data-missing-after-firefox-update And I tried this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data#w_what-information-is-stored-in-my-profile

Asked by reimoon 9 months ago

Answered by caspy7 9 months ago

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Middle Mouse opens link in 2 tabs / closes 2 tabs constantly

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs… (read more)

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs are closed. Anyone came along this bug? Restarting FF and Windows did not help. Trying to get my notebook charged and check it on my macbook.

TYVM! Best regards, -John.

Asked by rayben1 9 months ago

Answered by rayben1 9 months ago

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download popup not opening when clicked

Hello! Sometimes when I download something, when I click on the download icon in the toolbar, the download popup doesn't appear. I can fix this by restarting firefox or o… (read more)

Hello! Sometimes when I download something, when I click on the download icon in the toolbar, the download popup doesn't appear. I can fix this by restarting firefox or opening a new window. Why does this happen? I am using Linux Mint Cinnamon 20.3

Asked by -elison- 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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after saving a file the "download list of files" pops up - where do i turn this off?

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the l… (read more)

I browse web, I see an image to save. prior to today (03-09-2022) I click save as and it saved file to my downloads folder. but today, I click save as and instantly the list of files I saved pops up on right side. below the list of files it shows "show all downloads"

this window is easily accessible by left clicking clicking the download icon. i do not want this box popping up on each file/image saved. or rather, why is it doing it suddenly?

running 2 addons: TinEye - reverse image search Video DownLoadHelper

both of these I have zero issues with and have been running them both circa firefox 45? or older

Asked by Kaaz 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Tabs do not load

After opening the browser I can click links and open new tabs perhaps two or three times. Thereafter, a new tab opens with the link in the address bar but nothing happen… (read more)

After opening the browser I can click links and open new tabs perhaps two or three times. Thereafter, a new tab opens with the link in the address bar but nothing happens... refreshing, highlighting the link and pressing enter and even selecting the drop down does nothing. I need to close the browser and start again every time.

I don't know if this is related but the issue only arose after installing Mozilla VPN last month (although there have been a couple of Firefox updates since then too).

The screenshot shows the back/forward/refresh icons greyed out and nothing happening (this, ironically, was me trying to access the Support page).

Any advice?

Asked by Iain 9 months ago

Answered by Iain 9 months ago

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Search Engine Stuck on Amazon After Updating to Firefox 99.0.1 on Monterey 12.3.1

A short while ago, Firefox was automatically updated to 99.0.1 on my iMac running Monterey 12.3.1. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the search engine is stuck on Amazon … (read more)

A short while ago, Firefox was automatically updated to 99.0.1 on my iMac running Monterey 12.3.1. Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the search engine is stuck on Amazon with no other search engine options available. I normally use Google.

Even if I go into the Firefox settings to the "Search" panel, it is showing ONLY Amazon as the available option in the pull-down menu under "Default Search Engine". In the "Search Bar" section, I have it set to "Add search bar in tool bar". But even if I set it to "Use the address bar for search and navigation", and then switch it back to "Add search bar in tool bar", Amazon still remains the only available search engine.

As a last step, I installed the "Google Search" add-on by 3Indian to see if I could get back my Google search engine, but Google still doesn't show up as an option anywhere, and I am still stuck with just Amazon.

Is this a bug in the latest Firefox build? Did the developers forget to enable something when they did this build perhaps?

Asked by WordWeaver 9 months ago

Answered by WordWeaver 9 months ago

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Firefox Stops Loading New Websites after Background Update

I usually have Firefox open for 8 hours a day (open Firefox in the morning and close it in the afternoon). About once a week I'll notice that at some point during the day… (read more)

I usually have Firefox open for 8 hours a day (open Firefox in the morning and close it in the afternoon). About once a week I'll notice that at some point during the day Firefox will just stop loading new websites. Existing sites will continue to function, and requests to those existing domains work. But new sites, that I didn't already have open, won't load at all; the tab will just sit there, thinking indefinitely (no errors).

When it does this I will try microsoft.com or google.com to check and make sure it isn't just the site, but those won't load either. I'll try it with a Private Window as well to the same effect (private window has no extensions enabled). Chrome/Edge still work fine during this. In order to get Firefox working again, I have to close Firefox and then usually force quit the process instances (or wait a long time for it to reopen on its own). Once reopened everything is back to normal and all sites load as normal.

I think this happens when Firefox loads a new update in the background. I've noticed on more than one occasion this behavior has coincided with a new Firefox version. In fact it just did it again (prompting this post) and when I got Firefox back open again it had a new update tab displayed. So I'm fairly sure it is the background updates causing this.

This behavior has been happening for a very long time. At least 6 months. Across many Firefox updates.

I have a separate Firefox profile that I load using a separate shortcut (with the -P property). When this behavior happens it often impacts both instances of Firefox. Not sure if this bug is related to having multiple profiles or not.

Windows 10 64-bit

Asked by nick156 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Firefox not playing embedded Youtube videos in my phpBB forum

Firefox recently stopped playing embedded youtube videos on my phpBB forum site? i keep the latest firefox and only recently showed up embedded videos play fine on Chrome… (read more)

Firefox recently stopped playing embedded youtube videos on my phpBB forum site?

i keep the latest firefox and only recently showed up embedded videos play fine on Chrome and others

here's a link to my forum which includes an embedded Youtube video demonstrating the issue, does it play on your browser? (ONLY firefox has an issue on my computer, chrome, etc. work fine)

https://www.mchenrysoftware.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=2045

thanks for any tests/insight into what might be causing the issue

brian

ADDITIONAL COMMENT: why don't you include a date on these posting? a lot of wasted time on old posts? and also need a 'Preview' on these before posting?

Asked by Brian 9 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Uploading photos to Meetup

This sounds like it's a Meetup problem, and in fact it may be, but now I am having doubts. The problem is that I can't upload photos to a Meetup event. (This will mostl… (read more)

This sounds like it's a Meetup problem, and in fact it may be, but now I am having doubts.

The problem is that I can't upload photos to a Meetup event. (This will mostly just be a problem for Meetup organizers.) When I click on "Save photo", nothing happens. No error message, nothing. It's as if the "Save Photo" button has been disabled. Firefox is my browser while I access Meetup.com, and I have the latest and greatest version of Firefox.

I contacted Meetup and they haven't been able to solve the problem; they suggested that I clear my cache and my cookies and try again, but I get the same result. HOWEVER, when I go into Microsoft Edge, I can upload photos with no problem. So I have a work-around: use Microsoft Edge to upload photos. So my question to you centers around: why does this work perfectly in Microsoft Edge, but it doesn't in the latest version of Firefox?

To test the possibility that it's a bug on my personal desktop computer, I went to the public library and tried the same experiment, with the same result. So I don't think it's problem with my personal desktop computer.

One other piece of information: the exact same thing happens (failure to update photo, that is) when I have the photo open in another application (Photoshop), even if I try to "save photo" to Meetup in Microsoft Edge. Then when I close the other application (Photoshop in this case), Microsoft Edge lets me "save photo."

I know that Firefox really doesn't want me to try to revert to a previous version, and it makes me nervous too, but I am suspecting that something in the latest Firefox version actually introduced a problem. (Or maybe triggered a Meetup bug of some sort; I still haven't located the problem.) I've been on Meetup.com for years, I've had Firefox for years, they've worked together to upload photos in the past for years.

If you want to get into the details, below, for what it is worth, is my initial question to the Meetup support people (with whom I am still in a conversation).

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I can't upload a photo for my event. In fact, I cannot upload a photo for any event at all. I deleted a couple of photos and an album because maybe our group had too many, but that didn't work. I can't even upload a photo that I had previously uploaded to a different event, so I don't think that the problem is with the photo itself.

Here's what happens. 1. Edit the draft of my meetup. 2. Click on "upload photo." The photo is 1827 x 1009 pixels, total size 63 KB. 3. I click on "Upload photo", then in "add photo" I click on "upload photo" again. I browse for the photo and select it. 4. The "crop your photo" screen appears, with the selected photo in it. It's already the size I want, so I click on "Save Photo".(Cropping doesn't help either.) 5. Nothing happens. No error message, nothing. The only think I can click on is "cancel," which takes me out to the previous screen. - - - - - -

Asked by keith54 9 months ago

Answered by bonzcrystall 5 months ago

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Exceptions to deleting cookies upon exit

Hi, I normally delete all history, including cookies, each time I log out of Firefox 99.0. I have two sites for which I would like to keep cookies. I entered them as ex… (read more)

Hi,

I normally delete all history, including cookies, each time I log out of Firefox 99.0. I have two sites for which I would like to keep cookies. I entered them as exceptions, but each time I log out those exceptions are lost.

Is there any way I can those specific cookies?

Thank you.

Asked by crl4242 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago