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Webpages saved as PDFs are very large files compared to Safari

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, w… (read more)

Webpages saved as PDFs using FF are very large files compared to the same webpage saved as a PDF using Safari. FF will create a 2-3 page pdf that is over 3 MB of data, while Safari saves the same pdf as 325KB. I never noticed this to be the case in the distant past but as my available storage space started shrinking rapidly on my MacBook I realized this might be the culprit.

I don't know when these large pdfs files started with FF but as I reviewed some similar files from several years ago, the same type of 2-3 page pdf in FF was in the KB, not MB of data. Can anyone help me understand why this is happening? Is there a setting that should be changed so these pdfs are not so bloated in size?

I am still using FF 88.0.1 having not made the leap to the newer versions of FF because of all the bad reviews. That said, I have not seen any info which indicates that FF scaled down pdf file sizes in the newer versions of FF.

In FF's Preferences pane PDFs are set to open in FF. Would it help reduce the file sizes if I changed that so they open in Mac's default application which I assume is Preview? I don't know if that's what the default preference was years ago when FF pdfs were much smaller files, or if changing that would make no difference at all.

Also, for what it's worth, I previously disabled FF's new-ish Print Preview Interface in about:config because it was consistently overriding the preset positions I set for my headers and footers, resulting in them being cut off the printed pages, however, the bloated pdfs were a problem long before FF introduced the Print Preview Interface feature.

Any suggestions on how to reduce the size of pdfs that FF is creating? I don't have and don't want to get a 3rd party application like Adobe Acrobat to deal with this, when I can simply use Safari as my browser. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Firefox won't allow me to log into my Weebly website

I use a 2021 Macbook Pro with all updated software. I consider Firefox my main web browser. I have a Weebly website that I can always log into with Safari. But with Fire… (read more)

I use a 2021 Macbook Pro with all updated software. I consider Firefox my main web browser.

I have a Weebly website that I can always log into with Safari. But with Firefox, every few months or so, I'll get a message that the email address I use to log on is incorrect. The message usually lasts 2-3 weeks or so, and then, it mysteriously goes away and I can log in again (for a while). It has happened four times. Right now I'm in week 3 of not being able to log on with Firefox.

I have no idea if this is connected or not, but it all began shortly after I started using the Firefox Delay extension. I don't use it any more and the problem still happens, so it is a big question mark.

I only used the delay extension to log onto two websites - my weebly site and also my Craigslist ads. I've only had problems with these two accounts since then. I opened new accounts on Craigslist after stopping the delay extension - but I still have trouble with Craigslist email. I get emails from customers answering my ads but when I reply, I get a message that it was undeliverable, even though I think my reply was in fact, delivered. In both cases, the problem is with my email.

Asked by Jyoti 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

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Open .bib files in new tab

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files,… (read more)

I very frequently open .bib files to get bibliographic information on scientific articles. The by far most convenient way to open these files, which are plain text files, is to just show them as text (either in the same tab, or a new tab). For example if you search for a publication on Google scholar, and click the quotation mark and then BiBTeX, you get the bibliographical information shown as text directly in the browser (see attached screenshot).

However, many other websites and journals instead give you a link to an actual .bib file, instead of just serving up the text. But since a .bib file is just a plain text file, it should be no problem for Firefox to display this text. However, when I go under settings and try to select default actions for .bib files, my only options are to either save the file, or open it with another application (i.e., not Firefox). For other file types, for example .pdf, it works to select Open in Firefox as the default action, but not for .bib files.

Is there a way to fix this problem?

I'm using Firefox 95.0.2 on Mac OS 12.1

Thanks, Tor

Asked by tor.nordam 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 hours ago

Weird font display when Google doc/slides in different language

Hello all, I need help fixing the fonts when a google doc is in a different language. Could Someone tell me how to fix this? Note; I have read another thread about this t… (read more)

Hello all, I need help fixing the fonts when a google doc is in a different language. Could Someone tell me how to fix this?

Note; I have read another thread about this type of issue,, but I really didn't understand what fixes it

Thanks for any help

Asked by xeltuxofficial 16 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 13 hours ago

Formatting on ebay suddenly all wrong

All of a sudden, eBay is rendering on the current version of Firefox as if it were a very old version. The suggested item that are usually displayed with decent sized av… (read more)

All of a sudden, eBay is rendering on the current version of Firefox as if it were a very old version. The suggested item that are usually displayed with decent sized avatars/icons in a horizontal strip above and below the auction you want to view are suddenly huge and arranged in a single vertical column. Even the scroll arrows to move left & right through the seections are enormous and located at the top and bottom of the selections.

Asked by Chaz 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Email

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to … (read more)

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to go back to Gmail. Thanxalot.

Guy

Asked by giantguy68.80 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

Firefox & Chrome Do Not Open Website Horizontally but Dropdown or Vertically

I have Firefox Browser 96.0.2 (64-bit) and Google Chrome Version 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (x86_64). installed in my MacBook Pro early 2013 macOS Catalina Version 10.… (read more)

I have Firefox Browser 96.0.2 (64-bit) and Google Chrome Version 97.0.4692.99 (Official Build) (x86_64). installed in my MacBook Pro early 2013 macOS Catalina Version 10.15.7. And I've got this error message, "Warning! Internet Explorer should not be used for proper operation of the Administrator Backend" when I opened my website, ulattime.com/ulattime/administrator," which opens vertically or downward or dropdown, instead of "horizontally" and I don't have "Internet Explorer" browser. Please see screenshot, https://imgur.com/zNMVSSf. I used FireFox and Chrome either as default and had now removed it as default as the same error message happened when I used these browsers. I went to “Network Setting” of Firefox and tried “Manual proxy configuration” and I also enabled “DNS over HTTPS” and “Use Provider” “Cloudfare”(Default) and “NextDNS” and “Custom” but nothing happened. But in Safari, my website opens "horizontally" so I am keeping Safari as my default browser for now. If Firefox or Chrome opens "horizontally," I can restore either of them as my default browser again. Thank you.

Joseph Lariosa [removed email from public]

Asked by ontherecord 3 days ago

Last reply by ontherecord 1 day ago

Firefox Nightly Suddenly Nothing Will Download

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everythin… (read more)

Suddenly every file from every website is dangerous, clicking allow download does nothing. I disabled download filters both in settings and in about:config, yet everything is still caught and cant be resumed

Asked by corey.frank0118 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox crashes whenever I try to shut it down, or turn off computer. Now all my saved tabs are gone too.

I am on an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. For the last couple months whenever I try to close Firefox it either crashes or I have to force quit Firefox to make it quit… (read more)

I am on an iMac running High Sierra 10.13.6. For the last couple months whenever I try to close Firefox it either crashes or I have to force quit Firefox to make it quit. But on restart tabs have been restored, or I have been able to bring them back using "restore tabs".

Two days ago my wife was using my computer (I was out of town) and when she finished she tried to turn off the computer. She got a message that Firefox was not closing so the computer could not shut down, then a minute later (without her doing anything) the computer did shut down.

I got home todaty and started the computer. Opened Firefox and found all of my saved/open tabs (~25) were gone. No "restore tabs" option available.

Is there any way I can locate and restore the missing tabs? I've looked through some posts in Support, but all of the crash issues I found were of a different type. And it would also be really nice if I can get Firefox to close normally again. Are there any plugins that commonly cause this kind of problem?

Thanks in advance for any help!

Tom

Asked by Tom 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

I need an older version to work on MAC OS10.5.8

I have a 2007 iMac and need a version of Firefox that will operate on MAC OS10.5.8 To be clear: I am NOT trying to update the computer. It is end-of-life. I just want t… (read more)

I have a 2007 iMac and need a version of Firefox that will operate on MAC OS10.5.8

To be clear: I am NOT trying to update the computer. It is end-of-life. I just want to use it as a spare and have internet access.

Asked by mobygrape 3 days ago

Last reply by James 1 day ago

Your system has run out of application memory

On a MacBook Air with MacOS Monterey 12.1, I use Firefox 96.0.2 and Thunderbird 91.5.0. I bought this MacBook in October 2021, with 16 GB of unified RAM and 1 TB of main … (read more)

On a MacBook Air with MacOS Monterey 12.1, I use Firefox 96.0.2 and Thunderbird 91.5.0. I bought this MacBook in October 2021, with 16 GB of unified RAM and 1 TB of main memory, of which 380 GB are available. Annoyingly, I get the message "Your system has run out of application memory." regularly, seriously interrupting my work, because I have to force quit Firefox and/or Thunderbird. This even happens about a day after restart.

In a typical instance, memory usage is: DeepL 67.7 MB Firefox 2.03 GB Preview 334.1 MB Thunderbird 907.4 MB Finder 75.0 MB

The answers I see on Mozilla Support do not solve my problem. In ~/Library/Application\ Support/Firefox/Profiles/aurrzm6j.default and in ~/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/aurrzm6j.default, I see nothing whose name relates to Firefox.

After many and long telephone sessions with Apple Support, they conclude that my hardware, in particular the RAM module, is perfectly fine and the problem lies with lacking adaptation of the Mozilla software to the system I use.

My questions to Mozilla: Is this a known problem? Does it occur with other users as well? What is Mozilla's stand on Apple's assessment?

Sincerely, Joachim von zur Gathen

Asked by gathen 2 days ago

Full Screen Mode - Strange Gap between Tabs/Windows Bar and Apple Menu Bar

Dear Firefox Team, Would really need your help regarding an issue I am facing with the MacBook Pro 14inch... I have noticed in Full Screen Mode, there seems to be a gap … (read more)

Dear Firefox Team,

Would really need your help regarding an issue I am facing with the MacBook Pro 14inch...

I have noticed in Full Screen Mode, there seems to be a gap between the Windows Bar and the Apple Menu Bar. Please let me know how I can solve this.

Asked by Sean John 2 days ago

folders and loss of data

I have a Mac and use Thunderbird for email. I am getting an error message as follows: Error - ... on Local Folders There is not enough disk space to download new messages… (read more)

I have a Mac and use Thunderbird for email. I am getting an error message as follows: Error - ... on Local Folders There is not enough disk space to download new messages. Try deleting old mail, emptying the Trash folder am comparing your mail folders and then try again.

This occurs only for a select group of folders. The info that was in the folders appears to be gone. I have deleted old mail, cleaned up the trash, etc.

It is odd because the majority of my folders don't appear to be affected. Any suggestions???


/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Thunderbird section.

Asked by lball 3 days ago

Last reply by lball 2 days ago

Menu Bar animation error and white blankbar appearace in full screen mode on 2021 M1 max macbook pro

I recently updated to the 2021 MacBook Pro with the notch. In full screen mode earlier, firefox lowers the tab bar when the menu bar was made visible. In the newer notch … (read more)

I recently updated to the 2021 MacBook Pro with the notch. In full screen mode earlier, firefox lowers the tab bar when the menu bar was made visible. In the newer notch models, themenu bas resides besides the notch, so a blank abr appears in place of it. I have tried messing in the config page but coulnt fix it. Any help?

Asked by ashesh8500 2 days ago