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When i click on a phone number link on a site i cant get my phone to call it

I used to be able to click on a phone number (Firefox desktop) on say a google search result for a business and have that number come up on my android S21 Phone for me to… (read more)

I used to be able to click on a phone number (Firefox desktop) on say a google search result for a business and have that number come up on my android S21 Phone for me to call.

now when i do that i prompts me to choose an application except there are non.

it used to allow me to call via Skype but that option is also gone.

i have also installed "Phone Link" but hasn't given me a option to use that either.

Asked by kca5781 2 days ago

Is there a way to roll back on Android?

I can't stand this new homescreen that dumps all your history onto it. Have you ever been on imgur? Literally just scrolling down the page and it's adding lots of random… (read more)

I can't stand this new homescreen that dumps all your history onto it.

Have you ever been on imgur? Literally just scrolling down the page and it's adding lots of random posts to my home screen.

Who wants a feature that floods your homescreen - where you have your specific shortcuts on - with just loads of junk history.

If I clicked on a story on dailymail.co.uk - i don't need that saving to my home screen?

Firefox said this was a new feature. I said it's carp.

How do I roll back to when Firefox worked better?

Asked by tinpilk 3 days ago

Last reply by Paul 3 days ago

Because of Ubuntu Snap Firefox I get Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back.

Prior to the decision by Ubuntu to use a Snap to package Firefox, Firefox was routinely updated by APT. This was largely invisible to the user who merely had to authoriz… (read more)

Prior to the decision by Ubuntu to use a Snap to package Firefox, Firefox was routinely updated by APT. This was largely invisible to the user who merely had to authorize the update. However with SNAP there is now the annoying countdown that appears every day when I go into Firefox. I have not researched Snap vs Flatpak vs Aur vs ..., so I do not understand why Ubuntu does not update the Firefox SNAP in the backfround. Undoubtedly there are advantages to Canonical in using Snap, but they haven't sold those advantages to me!

Like a lot of people I spend a lot of my life with the browser open. Linux does not generally use proprietary apps for access to tools which use such apps on mobile devices, so using Twitter, or Youtube, or Reddit, or various Google tools, just uses tabs within the browser. This means to update the SNAP for Firefox I have to exit out of every application on my desktop, and then wait while the SNAP refresh runs in a terminal window, not even a GUI tool. Furthermore this is not just the time to apply the update, I also have to wait while 3MB of code is downloaded, because Ubuntu doesn't bother to preload the Snap update! Strangely Ubuntu 22.04 does not even automatically run a SNAP refresh during a reboot, when everything, including the SNAP daemon itself is shut down! One of the first things I had to do after upgrading to 22.04 was to apply a new snap of the daemon itself. Ubuntu does not provide a tool to shut down the snap daemon. You must open a terminal and kill the daemon.

Although I can tolerate the time it takes this update mechanism to run, I cannot tolerate the time it would take me to restore all of the activities that I had open within Firefox. At this moment, a typical day, I have eighteen tabs open in Firefox. Ubuntu demands that I shut down Firefox, which will discard all of that state information, sit around while it mindlessly loads and applies the SNAP that it could have done in the background, and then I have to restore those eighteen tabs.

So I open the terminal, enter "sudo killall firefox; sudo snap refresh". But then when I go back into Firefox it naturally wants to warn me that the previous session was terminated abnormally. I know that I killed it. The message Firefox chooses for this is misleading "Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back." Instead of, for example "Firefox failed abnormally. Do you want to resume your previous pages?" Since I cannot easily avoid the Ubuntu implementation of SNAP for Firefox is there a Firefox configuration option that says "Yeah, I know Firefox crashed, but I would prefer not to be annoyed by a misleading message when I start it up again if there is a snapshot to recover from."

Asked by jamescobban 3 days ago

Using UIC card swiper for text fields

Hello! I am attempting to speed up a box office process by using a UIC card swiper with our ticketing software (which runs in-browser). In non-Firefox browsers, the card … (read more)

Hello! I am attempting to speed up a box office process by using a UIC card swiper with our ticketing software (which runs in-browser).

In non-Firefox browsers, the card swiper, when used, puts card numbers and expiration dates right into the necessary fields to save me time from typing them. Firefox (my much preferred browser!), however, reads the swipe as a Find In Page request, even when we're clicked into the text field where the card number is meant to go.

Does anyone have an insight on how to make this work the way it does on other browsers? Thank you!

Asked by ajkazlouski 3 days ago

Downloaded image is in Microsoft Edge HTML format

When I download images from some sites, they're in MS Edge HTML format. Is this because the site dictates this, or is Edge somehow interfering in the download process? I'… (read more)

When I download images from some sites, they're in MS Edge HTML format. Is this because the site dictates this, or is Edge somehow interfering in the download process? I've disabled Edge on Startup. Can anyone help?

Asked by DavidMW 3 days ago

FireFox not closing because of incomplete download during Selenium automation

when running automation in firefox,in my case i want to check file was downloaded in particullar time,if file wasn't downloaded,i want to close the firefox.but, because o… (read more)

when running automation in firefox,in my case i want to check file was downloaded in particullar time,if file wasn't downloaded,i want to close the firefox.but, because of incomplete download browser not closing alternatively it shows popup(screenshot attached) and which is unable to handle with automation,In automation it's too hard every time run and click it manually,so kindly help me to overcome this,Thank you

Asked by sathanraj95 1 week ago

Last reply by sathanraj95 6 days ago

How can I search the History for websites I visited b/t Feb. 8-16, 2022 (older than 6 months)? Thank you.

How can I search my History for websites I visited using Firefox b/t Feb. 8-16, 2022 (older than 6 months)? I'm trying desperately to retrace my steps on these days to r… (read more)

How can I search my History for websites I visited using Firefox b/t Feb. 8-16, 2022 (older than 6 months)? I'm trying desperately to retrace my steps on these days to resolve an issue at work.

Please let me know if anyone has any questions.

Thank you for any advice or assistance anyone can offer.

Al

Asked by dcarea101 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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How to disable restore session when reboot computer

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox. But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session wil… (read more)

I disable my option "Restore previous session" and it works fine if i close my firefox.

But if i do not close my firefox and reboot my computer directive, the session will restore at next startup.

Obviously when i reboot my computer, I don't want to see my tabs anymore, but I failed to find any setting to do so. I also find someone say to set `browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash` in `about:config`, but it doesn't work, and I don't think it is the proper way to solve this problem because reboot is not crash.

OS: linux firefox: 107

Asked by slow_d 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

Import data from another profile

When installing Firefox, there is an option to import data from another browser. That feature is also available in the "Library -> Import and Backup -> Import data … (read more)

When installing Firefox, there is an option to import data from another browser. That feature is also available in the "Library -> Import and Backup -> Import data from Another Browser", and it imports things like Bookmarks and History from another browsers.

As the functionality already exists, is it possible to use that functionality in any way to import Bookmarks and History from a different profile in the same Firefox installation? I want to merge 2 different browsing history (like the old question https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/928204), and looks like using the "Import data from Another Browser" could help if it's possible to use it with another Firefox profile/directory.

Asked by Illian J 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Illian J 1 week ago

How to remove duplicated entries in history only differenced by URI fragment

When navigating in some pages, specially in google docs, the browser's URI fragment (the part after the #) changes frequently for each page/header/slide, and all of them … (read more)

When navigating in some pages, specially in google docs, the browser's URI fragment (the part after the #) changes frequently for each page/header/slide, and all of them are stored in the history.

That behavior adds lots of entries in the history and also hinders the usage of the search functionality of the address bar (as all the duplicates are shown instead of shown only one and other pages). I want to keep one entry per document, at least in specific pages like gdocs where the "fragment" doesn't add any useful information and each document can have lots of them.

Is there any way to configure that behavior, to not save every fragment in the history?


To reproduce the above behavior (the same behavior happens in other pages, not only gdocs):

- Open any gdocs document with several headers, or a gdocs presentation with several pages. - Navigate all the document/presentation, and check the history. - Close the document/presentation tab/window. - In a new window/tab, use the address bar to search the document/presentation by the document name: several entries for the same document/presentation are shown (and if they are lots of them, no other different entries with same words are shown in the address bar). - Check also the history: several entries of the same document/presentation are shown (it could be hundreds for long documents, and thousands after seen few documents).

Asked by Illian J 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Illian J 2 weeks ago

Adjusted name resolutions for host targets

Curl gives us access to the --resolv feature. Its super handy for making quick name resolution changes for single requests without modifying a hosts file. It is particula… (read more)

Curl gives us access to the --resolv feature. Its super handy for making quick name resolution changes for single requests without modifying a hosts file. It is particularly handy when troubleshooting proxy's and load balancers.

Example curl request curl https://www.mywebsite.com --resolv "www.mywebsite.com:443:192.168.255.100"

Is there an equivalent method in firefox to do the same thing?

To be extra clear I do not want to modify the host header. That doesn't help for TLS destinations with certs and subject names etc.

Asked by cliff.rosson 2 weeks ago

How to make FF play video in background tab?

Hi, autoplay is switched on, but still won't play youtube when I open in new tab (without switching to the tab) please can you tell me how to make this happen? Thanks … (read more)

Hi, autoplay is switched on, but still won't play youtube when I open in new tab (without switching to the tab) please can you tell me how to make this happen?

Thanks

Asked by nh1204 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Saving a window with several tabs for later use

Hello For some tasks I use to open on a firefox window several tabs. How to save this window with that particular set of tabs without having to reopen each time separatel… (read more)

Hello For some tasks I use to open on a firefox window several tabs. How to save this window with that particular set of tabs without having to reopen each time separately all these tabs. Thanks!

Asked by noel.hilleret 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Al12345 2 weeks ago