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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for the… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 9 months ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 9 months ago

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How can I retrieve the current profile path & name from a command line?

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the exist… (read more)

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the existing profile (I only have one profile), but I'd like it to remain viable in case a newer profile is created for whatever reason. Is there a way to retrieve the path into a variable?

Thank you!

Asked by mike.fairleigh 11 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 11 months ago

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remove bookjmark toolbar favicons

i/m using firefox Developer's latest edition and have tried repeatedly to remove bookmark toolbar favicons and cannot...i removed them from regular firefox but no luck wi… (read more)

i/m using firefox Developer's latest edition and have tried repeatedly to remove bookmark toolbar favicons and cannot...i removed them from regular firefox but no luck with Developer edition

i have tried all the Chrome tricks i can find on the forum and other places but nothing is working...how do you remove bookmark toolbar favicons from Firefox Developer

Asked by esty.anderson 1 year ago

Answered by esty.anderson 1 year ago

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3 dots sharing menu gone ? (OSX Big Sur, FF89.0)

I think there used to be a sharing menu, on or near the address bar. The "..." button or menu had all the macos sharing options. seems to have moved in 89.0 am i missin… (read more)

I think there used to be a sharing menu, on or near the address bar. The "..." button or menu had all the macos sharing options.

seems to have moved in 89.0

am i missing something ?


Thanks.

Asked by jasonjarvis 1 year ago

Answered by Kiki 1 year ago

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In firefox the mouse pointer covers the tooltip, how do i change that?

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unread… (read more)

In other 'apps' on windows 10 the tooltip is above the pointer or below it. In Firefox it is directly under the mouse. So usually any tooltip popup in firefox is unreadable, mostly. One can infer the content sometimes.

How do i change that? Or what is the problem?

I'll try and include a screenshot. Hmm, the screenshot didn't include the mouse. I think i can do a video with OBS and then a screenshot of that.

Interesting, somehow in the screenshot from the obs video it shows 2 mouse pointers. One is very small and the tooltip is just below that, but the other is larger (the one I see) and it covers the tooltip. I'm using the standard windows mouse settings for larger mouse pointers. I just tried using the 'old' mouse settings to select a larger mouse and it behaves the same way. If I select size: 1 in the new size settings, and the old settings i have 'windows system' mouse, then the tooltip is under the pointer but the size is too small for the pointer. I then changed to another mouse setting in the old selector "inverted extra large" and you can see the tooltip because of the 'inverted' nature of the pointer, but the tooltip is still partially covered by the pointer.

Ideally the choice would be to put the tooltip above the mouse pointer rather than below. When you increase the size of the mouse pointer it only increases down, not up. The point of the pointer is always at the top.

I'm going to try one more thing, increasing the size in the new settings after having selected "inverted", but i recall that it changes to the new pointer style. Ah, there is an inverted setting in the new options as well, and if i select that instead of the gray color i was using then one can read the tooltip through the mouse.

So, then my question becomes "can I put the tooltip above the mouse pointer?" Because it is still covered by the mouse pointer as is. I don't see anything in 'about:config', so far.

Thank you.

Asked by jamvaru 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Restore an html or json file to a specific folder in the Bookmark Toolbaar

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move fo… (read more)

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move folders and bookmarks from the A Bookmark toolbar upload to the toolbar on B. So far I cannot get the Import or Restore to upload to a single empty folder on the B bookmark toolbar.

I have tried to upload previously exported Html and Json files from A to a specific empty folder on B's bookmark tool bar but either the file overwrites the entire toolbar on B or nothing appears to happen.

I thought that by selecting a folder in the "Manage Bookmark" dialog box that the subsequent upload of either the Html or Json files would all go there but it does not appear to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by John 10 months ago

Answered by John 10 months ago

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How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel?

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the downloa… (read more)

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the download panel does not popup when a download is complete. Please provide a solution to turn off this feature.

Asked by shellnine 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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css code to customize Bookmark Toolbar DropDowns

Hi, I have an issue with making the separators in the bookmark toolbar drop-downs visible. I am running Firefox 95 with the Quantum - dark Blue theme installed. I am runn… (read more)

Hi, I have an issue with making the separators in the bookmark toolbar drop-downs visible. I am running Firefox 95 with the Quantum - dark Blue theme installed. I am running Linix Mint Uma.

The dropdown have separator - space - but no line showing that there is a separator. I have tried many ways to make the separators visible and with light-grey colouring in the userChrome.css file but nothing changes.

Anybody have any idea what can be done or where I might change the Quantum-DarkBlue coding to incorporate the visible separators?

Haagen

Asked by haagen.blomberg 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Move profile "Storage" folder

When I looked into why it was taking so long to backup my FF profile, I realized it was because their are over 21k files my backup software has to compare. The majority o… (read more)

When I looked into why it was taking so long to backup my FF profile, I realized it was because their are over 21k files my backup software has to compare.

The majority of these are in the "Storage" folder -- apparently local/offline storage for various sites.

I've already moved the cache to a non-synced location using browser.cache.disk.parent_directory and would like to do the same with "Storage".

But I can't seem to find any info on what pref would allow me to do that. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by CWeinhofer 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Auto fill the 'find in page' (cmd + f) field with selected text in the page

Hello, Please tell me if there is a way (shortcut or extention) to auto fill the 'find in page' field with a shortcut because it´s very boring to have to copy/paste the s… (read more)

Hello,

Please tell me if there is a way (shortcut or extention) to auto fill the 'find in page' field with a shortcut because it´s very boring to have to copy/paste the selected text that i want to search the other occurences in the same page :(

Thanks in advance.

Asked by rean.guillaume 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Easier Tab Viewing

I'm not sure where to post this since it isn't a question. I normally keep a lot of tabs open on mobile Firefox, and recently updated to a new version which changed the … (read more)

I'm not sure where to post this since it isn't a question.

I normally keep a lot of tabs open on mobile Firefox, and recently updated to a new version which changed the design of the browser drastically. One thing it changed is the open tab viewer, which now opens from a window at the bottom of the screen. The problem is that when you start to scroll your finger down (so that you can view older tabs higher up) it pulls the whole tab viewer down and away. It is so annoying to use and has no real way to open scroll immediately.

The closest thing I have found to a solution is opening the tab viewer, scrolling up (so the page goes down) so it bumps against the bottom of the page, then scroll down only while the scroll is visible. An easy solution for this is to make it require 2 fingers to close the tab viewer while over the tabs, or 1 finger when on the notch at the top.

Asked by That One Guy 1 year ago

Answered by maksim 1 year ago

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where is "email link"?

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current pa… (read more)

I just upgraded to the new release. There used to be a button with three dots toward the right side of the search/address bar. I used it to email a link to the current page. Two clicks and I'm editing the email. I don't see the button in this new release. How do I email a link to the current page? Ideally in one or two clicks.

Asked by jordanwouk 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Programmatically edit browser history

Hi Firefox, A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited? … (read more)

Hi Firefox,

A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited?

For example:

if I have visited

https://site-old.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-old.com/topic1/page2.html

I want my browser history to also contain

https://site-new.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-new.com/topic1/page2.html

So I can see that I have already visited the page1 and page2 on topic1 as the link color would be purple

Would I be able to script something in a developer console and achieve that? Or would I need to program a plugin?

thanks!

Asked by xusword1 11 months ago

Answered by xusword1 11 months ago

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Chase Bank say that my Firefox browser is out of date

Hello, Whenever I try to log into my Chase Bank account, using my Firefox browsers, I get a message that says that my browser is out of date, and needs to be updated. But… (read more)

Hello,

Whenever I try to log into my Chase Bank account, using my Firefox browsers, I get a message that says that my browser is out of date, and needs to be updated. But I am using browser version 103, and I believe that is the current version. I contacted Chase about this, but they did not offer any solutions to the problem.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Thank you

Asked by jpowel 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago