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Firefox won't open certain websites

My Firefox has started refusing to open certain websites which I have previously accessed. These include, but I suspect are not limited to: warhorn.net foambrain.com mybe… (read more)

My Firefox has started refusing to open certain websites which I have previously accessed. These include, but I suspect are not limited to: warhorn.net foambrain.com mybestjudymerch.com

Google Chrome on this computer will open these sites, as will my Firefox install on my work computer. I'm running Big Sur 11.2.1. I have tried every step on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1290042

Asked by xalxecraft 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Help lost all book marks

updated firefox to the latest edition and have lost all bookmarks. Looked at all the articles tried several and no results still no book marks. Please help. a very sen… (read more)

updated firefox to the latest edition and have lost all bookmarks. Looked at all the articles tried several and no results still no book marks. Please help. a very senior citizen

Asked by stefin5121 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Youtube - Shortcuts activated even when no video is playing

Hello everyone This issue started today 10/March/2021 and only on Firefox. I have tested this into 4 different computers and it only occours on Firefox, other browsers ar… (read more)

Hello everyone

This issue started today 10/March/2021 and only on Firefox. I have tested this into 4 different computers and it only occours on Firefox, other browsers are fine.

As I try to perform any search on Youtube searchbar, spacebar wont work. It acts like it is pausing/unpausing a video, and does not "space" the words. In fact, all Youtube shortcuts seems to be "live" even when a video is not playing

Any other site its working fine.

Anyone got any ideia on how to solve this issue?

Thank you

Asked by kalamarano 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month 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 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Cannot set up new 2FA after disabling previous one

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable … (read more)

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable 2FA, but every time I successfully go through the process (there is a green bar on top of the screen that says "Two-step authentication enabled"), the end result is that 2FA is still disabled and not required when logging in to the firefox account.

Asked by firefox_user1234 2 months ago

Answered by firefox_user1234 2 months ago

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Interactive Elements Disappear from websites

Started noticing that some interactive elements (animation, video, input..) disappear from several websites on FF Example websites: (attached preview comparisons between … (read more)

Started noticing that some interactive elements (animation, video, input..) disappear from several websites on FF Example websites: (attached preview comparisons between FF & Chrome) https://www.typeform.com/ https://www.obviously.ai/ https://what-tool.online/ Steps Tried: Safe mode with plugins disabled , turn off enhanced tracking (no fix) Version: FF Developer 86, Windows 10

Asked by NadimX 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Unable to view saved log ins.

Hello, For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in… (read more)

Hello,

For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in is correct by logging into my Microsoft account, and into the PC itself with the same log in information. This makes it rather difficult to log on on something like my phone when I cannot see the generated passwords.

Thanks,

Aaron Piper

Asked by biggestmexi 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How to disable "Show password"

I am a manager of a company, and I need to let some of our employees access to our online accounts. However, they can see our username/passwords when they simply look at … (read more)

I am a manager of a company, and I need to let some of our employees access to our online accounts. However, they can see our username/passwords when they simply look at firefox settings. Master password is obviously not useful. I want to basically disable "show password" tab.

I looked up online all day, including other web browsers, and firefox extensions. I can't seem to find it out.

Can anyone help me with this?

Asked by shippingeasy2 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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zbue1cim.default-release

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occa… (read more)

Hi Can someone please help on my windows system under users\user\appdata\local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\zbue1cim.default-release there is a directory Cache2 which on occasion has contained 12000 files of up to 1.3Gb which is often mostly fragmented What is this used for and how can I get rid of it as I cant for the life of me see why a browser should have so many data files

Asked by Christopher 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Am I the only Mac user disappointed with Firefox 86's "improved Print functionality?"

Firefox 86 for Windows gets a beautiful new Print dialog, with great Print Preview and other functionality. The Mac? Nope! And there is no technical reason for this! Chro… (read more)

Firefox 86 for Windows gets a beautiful new Print dialog, with great Print Preview and other functionality. The Mac? Nope!

And there is no technical reason for this! Chrome/Vivaldi/Brave all have a similar dialog box that makes it easy not to waste paper when a website insists on printing a second page for a single word.

Come on, Mozilla! A little feature parity would be nice – especially for such basic functionality!

Asked by wmff 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How do i get rid of the suggested sites when I click on the search bar?

I want to know if there is a way of getting rid of the suggested sites, such as facebook, reddit, twitter etc when i click on the search bar. Is there a way of customizin… (read more)

I want to know if there is a way of getting rid of the suggested sites, such as facebook, reddit, twitter etc when i click on the search bar. Is there a way of customizing what i see?

Asked by kkanani3 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Still can't block autoplay

I have changed the settings in about:config, and also with options in the tools menu on Firefox, and I am still having problems, specifically with Fox News, but also othe… (read more)

I have changed the settings in about:config, and also with options in the tools menu on Firefox, and I am still having problems, specifically with Fox News, but also other sites that allow a video to automatically play and blast audio. It is very disconcerting that there doesn't seem to be a way to stop this from happening. Can you help? I am using Firefox 86.

Asked by davisp49 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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New tab from search result

I want a new tab opened when I select an item from a search page. I don't want to have to navigate back to the original search page. How do I make Firefox do that? … (read more)

I want a new tab opened when I select an item from a search page. I don't want to have to navigate back to the original search page. How do I make Firefox do that?

Asked by Bob Winney 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Clear Browsing History

Is there an option or extension that I haven't found which would automatically delete browsing history items after existing for a certain time period (e.g. 1 day, 2 weeks… (read more)

Is there an option or extension that I haven't found which would automatically delete browsing history items after existing for a certain time period (e.g. 1 day, 2 weeks, 1 month, etc.)? If not, could one be created?

Asked by David Ballard 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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boookmark dropdown menu opens to right of screen, I want it to the left

I updated to the latest v of Firefox, now my bookmark folder dropdown menus open to the right of the screen, not the left as before. How do I restore the previous behavio… (read more)

I updated to the latest v of Firefox, now my bookmark folder dropdown menus open to the right of the screen, not the left as before. How do I restore the previous behavior? I can't find a clear command anywhere.

Asked by TIMCO880 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago