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Unchecked "Use the selected profile without asking at startup" seems to be ignored

I have 3-4 different profiles running, one for work, one for using a proxy, one for developing (which turns off certain security features as I ONLY run my own code on it)… (read more)

I have 3-4 different profiles running, one for work, one for using a proxy, one for developing (which turns off certain security features as I ONLY run my own code on it). I could have sworn that back in the old days when I unchecked the "Use the selected ... without asking ..." button that every time I started firefox by opening a link or clicking the icon for firefox that it would pop up the "Choose User Profile" dialog. Now it just seems to have decided to push it to some arbitrary profile, which for now seems to be my work one. I don't think it's stable and seems to be the first profile that I run when I start starting up firefox profiles. This is a problem if it randomly decides to start in my insecure for dev only profile.

What I did:

  • Created a few profiles
  • Started up multiple profiles at once w/ firefox -P
  • Unchecked the "Use the selected ...." checkbox

What I expected:

  • Bring up profile chooser dialog every time firefox starts

What's actually happening:

  • It's picking a profile to start (not clear how it's choosing) and just starting with no dialog.

I'm running 68.8.0 esr 64-bit. Is this the new expected behavior, am I doing something wrong, or do I need to file a bug?

Asked by crazycasta 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 22 minutes ago

Firefox MegaBar

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one… (read more)

I don't like the megabar, and I have looked around to see if there are any fixes for the most recent Firefox 77 update that forces that user to have it (like at least one other update, it just assumes that people like it). I have tried using the userChrome.css file, but that didn't work. I have also tried going into about:config, which also didn't work. Is there any possible way to say 'I never want to see this megabar again in my life'? Or a way to tell the devs that it should NOT be a default option on new updates? Or a way to turn it off that will always be around, unlike the about:config deal? Any help would be great. I attached an image of the megabar.

Asked by cdr5of8 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Where does Firefox store downloads on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

That's all I have a file program and I've downloaded something 5 times. And I can't find it. It's not in the downloads folder and it don't know how to set it in Firefox A… (read more)

That's all I have a file program and I've downloaded something 5 times. And I can't find it. It's not in the downloads folder and it don't know how to set it in Firefox Android to tell it where to save downloads

Asked by lisaslists2000 3 months ago

Last reply by tpsuresh 2 hours ago

Downloading and Opening docx Firefox appends doc onto file

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. Whe… (read more)

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. When we choose a file on the portal site (internal site), we go through the interview and are presented with a link to "download" the assembled file. When you click that link, a pop-up appears showing the file name as abc.docx but then says it is a Word 97 - 2003 document, even though it is not. The original template is not. If I choose to open the file, it ends up opening and showing as abc.docx.doc If I save the file, instead of opening it, it saves as abc.docx.

If we run this same process in IE/Edge, the file opens as abc.docx as it should. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Is there anything that could be causing this? I've tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to change this outcome.

Thank you.

Asked by misscrf 14 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

strange list of printers

I have rencently install a new laptop. With thunderbird, when I want to print a mail, appears a list of printers with my default printer but also a list of printers now o… (read more)

I have rencently install a new laptop. With thunderbird, when I want to print a mail, appears a list of printers with my default printer but also a list of printers now out of service (Etat en sommeil) and as a printer, Enreg dans Drive. I don't understand why I have this list of printers. On my old laptop, I have only one printer.

Asked by Michel Levy 15 hours ago

Last reply by День сумо 6 hours ago

"Not Signed In" MSG on next selected file when after first file OK when downloading from Google Drive

I'm using FF 76.0.1 on a Win10 platform. For testing, I've uploaded a folder that contain multiple MP4's to my Google Drive. I then Share this drive with my other email… (read more)

I'm using FF 76.0.1 on a Win10 platform. For testing, I've uploaded a folder that contain multiple MP4's to my Google Drive. I then Share this drive with my other email. I then want to download the content of these multiple files to a hard drive folder. Doing this to test how Download works for Google drive.

I open my received email and see the Shared invite. I log into my Google account and select the first file to download (using RT click and Download into a selected directory). A Save-As folder box opens. Everything works with the file downloading ultimately as a *.mp4 file. When I go back to the Google drive and attempt to down load a second file, I get the following pop up message...

  - You are Not signed in
 - You are signed out.  Sign back in, the click 'Retry'....there is a Retry box.

The Sign back in (in the msg) does not work, nor does the Retry box! All that happens is the box refreshes.

What I end up doing is to close the Google My drive TAB, and re-select the invite email message. This opens a new tab again that points to my shared folder. I then select my 2nd file, and download..everything works. Now when I try a 3rd file, I end up getting the same Msg again and need to close the Tab and reload from the email the Google drive.

I have turned off any AD blocker on the Google drive. It's almost something is in a cookie or cache. I don't want to constantly have to reset any of these every time. Tried once, and made no difference. Any Idea, maybe something in the FF Settings?

What I want is to be able to repeatedly pick and download files from Google to my selected folder without having to re-select the email invite. I also notice, that on the second try, I don't get asked for my Google ID/Pass like I did the first time. It's like I was sent to a third party site (Save-as pop up box) and cannot come back to the folder listing. It would be nice if the Save-As location could be reused from the previous Save with a check box.

Asked by anuhea55 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

D-bus / linux

Hello everyone, Is it possible to control Firefox 76 on Linux from D-bus ? I listed all available services with "qdbus" utility, but there is nothing like firefox/mozill… (read more)

Hello everyone,

Is it possible to control Firefox 76 on Linux from D-bus ? I listed all available services with "qdbus" utility, but there is nothing like firefox/mozilla. Also, I browsed source code, and I saw D-bus support seems to be there. Thank you

Asked by tetip59575 2 days ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 6 hours ago

Sound issue with web camera

Hi, all. I am using the camera: Canyon 2K Quad HD live streaming Webcam CNS-CWC6N and interlocutor hear noises at the background, anyone know what I can do? Thank you in … (read more)

Hi, all. I am using the camera: Canyon 2K Quad HD live streaming Webcam CNS-CWC6N and interlocutor hear noises at the background, anyone know what I can do?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by ioakar1 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

New Tab Addon

I have used the newtab addon for years. My home page is google.com. Just today, I get an error message when clicking the new tab button as follows: Blocked by X-Frame-Opt… (read more)

I have used the newtab addon for years. My home page is google.com. Just today, I get an error message when clicking the new tab button as follows: Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy. Does anyone know what is going on here?

Asked by ffohl 7 hours ago

Last reply by McCoy 7 hours ago

error: "Blocked by Content Security Policy" when I open a specific site's e-mail. It says further "Firefox prevented this page from loading"

Hi there! I've fished through here every way I can to find the answer, but no luck. (I've searched the web several times for articles to help, too). I'm having a probl… (read more)

Hi there! I've fished through here every way I can to find the answer, but no luck. (I've searched the web several times for articles to help, too).

I'm having a problem with emails coming to my Comcast/Xfinity email from zillow.com. I can open the email, but if I click on a link inside for a property for sale, the content gets blocked by Firefox. Additionally, the email then stops me from further navigating to my other emails, repeatedly, even after I delete the email, coming up no matter which other email I select to open. I can only view my other email by closing the email program and restarting my email program again.

I've cleared my Zillow cookies cache as was suggested as a solution by an archived question, but that also did nothing. I've tried to add a rule for that site, I've disabled my add blockers on that site, I'm about out of tricks. Any other ideas? Many thanks!

P.S. I just had an immediate reply with a phone number to call to help with my question. I called, and no answer. I was immediately called back from a completely unrelated phone number by a fellow who said he was both Goggle and Firefox support. This raised my concern level, but after asking about the different phone numbers, if there was a charge, etc., I told him my problem, which was exactly as stated here, so no secret. He wanted to gain remote access to my computer to take a look at the problem, and I declined. I've done that before with support services I have called with no problems (note *I* called them), but this felt questionable. He even offered to call back from the number I had called in the effort to prove he was who he said he was. I declined and hung up. Maybe my B.S. detector is set too high, but no thanks.

If Firefox routinely does this it does not engender confidence. He called me again twice while I was typing this. A search reveals a low risk of spam/fraud, but seriously Firefox, this ain't no way to run an airline.

Just had ANOTHER notice of "Call this number and we can solve your problem right away". Um, NO. Can someone legitimate here please either answer, or comment on those contacting me for their "help" via suspicious numbers? Thanks!

Asked by seahorse2000 1 day ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 8 hours ago

How do I a set of your devices? So far an hour of trying has brought anh success!

I have been trying to order a set of your devices. An hour of trying has brought no success. Tell me what I am doing wrong. Can I order then by telephone from Canada… (read more)

I have been trying to order a set of your devices. An hour of trying has brought no success. Tell me what I am doing wrong. Can I order then by telephone from Canada? THANK YOU.

W.H.N. Hull

Asked by whnhull29 10 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

Firefox data import from Google Chrome failed.

When I first downloaded Firefox, I instantly went to transfer data from browser to browser. It did import the data, just not the right data. When I transferred it, I noti… (read more)

When I first downloaded Firefox, I instantly went to transfer data from browser to browser. It did import the data, just not the right data. When I transferred it, I noticed it was actually the data from two years ago instead of what I currently have.

Asked by CF_CleverFox 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

Javascript not working

Hi can you please help me, how to activate Java script....some website I cannot share certain articles I need, yet I can easily share with Tweeter but not with FB I am te… (read more)

Hi can you please help me, how to activate Java script....some website I cannot share certain articles I need, yet I can easily share with Tweeter but not with FB I am technically challenged, is it possible for someone to help me, thank you.

Asked by annah jetha 10 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 hours ago

Storing emails

I often store emails (in folders reflecting the subject) on my hard drive. There a folder called "AI development" may have years of corresponce, with each file dated by t… (read more)

I often store emails (in folders reflecting the subject) on my hard drive. There a folder called "AI development" may have years of corresponce, with each file dated by the day it was saved on the hard drive. But if I go into the folder and just read an email, say from 2003, the file becomes immediately redated to today. So any order of when the files were stored is lost. This is a disaster. How can I avoid it?

Also: you know that the B and i buttons above this input window do not work? They add quotes, not give you bold and italic.

Asked by frederic7 13 hours ago

Last reply by AgnesRM 10 hours ago

Search Messages removed the all-headers feature, To, From, Cc.

I was surprised to find that it is no longer possible to search for messages for all headers, i.e. To, From, Cc in one, single search. For some reason, this search featu… (read more)

I was surprised to find that it is no longer possible to search for messages for all headers, i.e. To, From, Cc in one, single search.

For some reason, this search feature has now been removed, and one can now only search either messages "From", or "To/cc", i.e. not combined.

This was a very useful feature, as it allowed searching for communication with, to and from, someone. I do not want to search globally for a keyword, as that is not a useful way to generate a communication thread. (I am generally not at all a fan of removing features and functionality, as that invariably limits usability).

Will this be reinstated, and meanwhile, is there an alternative way to do a single search in From/To/Cc headers?

Many thanks.

Asked by toddksnyder 16 hours ago

Last reply by sfhowes 11 hours ago

outlook emails not displaying

Firefox no longer displays emails in OUtlook, Browser goes there but no emails are displayed. Must switch to Internet Explorer to bring them up. Can also access them on… (read more)

Firefox no longer displays emails in OUtlook, Browser goes there but no emails are displayed. Must switch to Internet Explorer to bring them up. Can also access them on iPad.

Asked by schwager1 13 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 12 hours ago