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Firefox Sync And Windows System Restore -- Backup Files Saved?

Full scenario: Computer had some issues, so I set up Windows Backup/Restore to a point just before resetting it, saving that data to an external drive. Then, I reset Wind… (read more)

Full scenario: Computer had some issues, so I set up Windows Backup/Restore to a point just before resetting it, saving that data to an external drive. Then, I reset Windows, choosing the option that lets you keep your files (most of them it looks like) while it reinstalls everything else.

I knew it'd wipe Firefox and I'd need to reinstall it, but when I synced my account, it didn't have logs. The logs are archives of various chats on a website I used to talk to friends. I know those used to be accessible through Firefox's directory under Program Files by checking the data saved for that website (something I had to do once before to remove corrupted logs), but that data obviously wouldn't be there now.

I should've considered this beforehand but I had no idea that data for different websites might not be included in a sync. It does have files for Firefox but I decided not to touch them, since I'd already synced and I didn't know if reverting to that Backup might break Firefox somehow. Or worse, cause me to lose MORE data.

Question now is, what's the chance those might be in that backup I saved? More specifically, data stored about websites I visited.

Asked by Always Tired (Jensen Draws) 2 days ago

Answered by Always Tired (Jensen Draws) 2 days ago

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Startpage Search Engine

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get. For no apparent reason I wi… (read more)

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get.

For no apparent reason I will get a "suspended connection" message on Startpage while using the Firefox browser. I have included both the link and a screenshot of the problematic page. The page will open perfectly several times, and then suddenly, in the same session, if I open a new Startpage tab, this message will appear. While the suspended connection message is visible in Firefox / Startpage, I will try Startpage in Edge, Opera, Chrome and Midori, and they all open to the Starpage beautifully.

I am using the Firefox 125.0.3 browser, I have cleared caches and cookies, and run full malware scans, with zero negative results, and yet this problem persists. It is sporadic, and does not occur on a predictable basis. It occurs whether the Mozilla VPN is on or not, and switching from on to off or off to on changes nothing, even after refreshing the page.

I am assuming that this is a Firefox issue, as the problem does not occur on other browsers

I can easily switch browsers and / or search engines, but Firefox in conjuction with Startpage is my preferred combo. I just find it frustrating in that I cannot fix it myself.

So....Ehhhh...what's up doc?

https://www.startpage.com/sp/captcha-block#?bc=US&bi=QuadraNet&be=a2667ecaaf93ae9c091acfff4cebeacc&bds_t=1715638671T77bc1f599823650a2bba749db91bb9c806807a1edc0a34414bf50516dbe0e125&bds_s=dd88ea12048c4efdb6fb4d366c52ae8f&lui=english&cat=web&language=english&t=night&cmd=gen_page

Asked by EmJay Dubbya 4 days ago

Answered by EmJay Dubbya 2 days ago

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How to have original mails deleted from original inbox when deleting them from unified inbox

How can I have the original mails deleted from original Gmail inbox when deleting them from unified inbox. I am reading my mails in a unified inbox - and deleted some re… (read more)

How can I have the original mails deleted from original Gmail inbox when deleting them from unified inbox.

I am reading my mails in a unified inbox - and deleted some read and unwanted ones. Now I am looking at my Gmail via my iphone's mail app - and none of those emails have been deleted... How do I get those deletions to sync back to my Gmail account?


Thank a lot!

Asked by Yogev W 2 days ago

Answered by Yogev W 2 days ago

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different letters

when i write a new mail i have this kind of letters , by sent or received mail, the letters are different, see my two screenshots. how can i install that the letters in … (read more)

when i write a new mail i have this kind of letters , by sent or received mail, the letters are different, see my two screenshots. how can i install that the letters in a written mail are the same in each group?

Asked by Slawomir Dzwonek 4 months ago

Answered by Wayne Mery 2 weeks ago

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macOS disable Firefox default browser prompt non-interactively

I am trying to configure Firefox on macOS to not prompt the user to make it the default browser. I am using the following script to create the profile and set the user p… (read more)

I am trying to configure Firefox on macOS to not prompt the user to make it the default browser.

I am using the following script to create the profile and set the user preferences after installing Firefox by copying `Firefox.app` from the downloaded DMG: ```

  1. !/bin/sh

open -a Firefox.app --args -CreateProfile default sleep 1

write_userpref() { USER=$(whoami) PROFILE=$(ls -1 "/Users/${USER}/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/" | grep -E "\.default$") cat << EOF > "/Users/${USER}/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/${PROFILE}/user.js" // mandatory comment? user_pref("app.update.auto", false); user_pref("app.update.disable_button.showUpdateHistory", false); user_pref("app.update.enabled", false); user_pref("breakpad.reportURL", ""); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.topsites", false); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.activity-stream.feeds.section.topstories", false); user_pref("browser.tabs.crashReporting.sendReport", false); user_pref("browser.discovery.enabled", false); user_pref("browser.defaultbrowser.notificationbar", false); user_pref("browser.shell.checkDefaultBrowser", false); user_pref("browser.shell.didSkipDefaultBrowserCheckOnFirstRun", false); user_pref("browser.shell.skipDefaultBrowserCheckOnFirstRun", true); user_pref("browser.newtabpage.enabled", false); user_pref("experiments.enabled", false); user_pref("extensions.pocket.enabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.enabled", false); user_pref("update_notifications.enabled", false); EOF }

write_userpref

open -a Firefox.app --args -new-tab -P default "about:blank" sleep 3 osascript -e 'quit app "Firefox"' sleep 2

open -a Firefox.app --args -P default about:blank ```

Here's the behaviour I'm seeing:

  1. Firefox starts to an `about:blank` tab, however there is a second "Firefox Privacy Notice" tab
  2. AppleScript quits Firefox
  3. Firefox starts to an `about:blank` tab, however it is now prompting me to make it the default browser

I do not want Firefox to prompt the user to become the default browser.

My ideal scenario is that Firefox starts without the "Firefox Privacy Notice" tab and without prompting me to make it the default browser. From the observed behaviour, this doesn't seem possible.

Can anyone tell me how I can accomplish this without user interaction or MDM?

Asked by hal.martin 3 days ago

Answered by hal.martin 2 days ago

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pages like nytimes.com and onepiecedle.net (wordle clone) break in 126

On nytimes.com some page elements are missing like pictures. the onepiecedle page just displays the background. In Pic1 you can see what the page is supposed to look lik… (read more)

On nytimes.com some page elements are missing like pictures. the onepiecedle page just displays the background.

In Pic1 you can see what the page is supposed to look like, here opened in chrome

In Pic 2 you can see what it looks like in Firefox 126

I tested troubleshoot mode, private window, etp off, private window, hardware accel. on/off, nothing seems to work.

Asked by jan237 2 days ago

Answered by jan237 2 days ago

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URL bar popup menu text spaced out (kerning/tracking issue)

Hi All, Is there any reason why the menu item text in the URL popup menu is so spaced out in FF 115 and 125? It's the only menu I've found like that. See attached scre… (read more)

Hi All,

Is there any reason why the menu item text in the URL popup menu is so spaced out in FF 115 and 125?

It's the only menu I've found like that.

See attached screenshots. The one on the left is FF 115, and the one on the right is FF 88 (more normal).

Is there a way to fix this?

And also remove that "Add" menu item at the bottom?

If so, please reply!

Asked by Slouch 5 days ago

Answered by Slouch 2 days ago

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Spotify webplayer on Firefox is unuseable after updating to latest version

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it." I will play … (read more)

Majority of the songs do not play and I'm given with a pop-up, "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it."

I will play a song from a playlist and is given that pop-up, it will continue skipping to the next song until it plays, but only for 9-10 seconds until the song mutes, to specify, the dot (when hovered on the progress bar) will still move, indicating that "it's playing".

Some clarifications: 1. I use Spotify Desktop app (windows), Spotify App (android), and Spotify Webplayer on Chrome and Firefox. Everything works just as fine on all of these, except for Spotify Webplayer on Firefox. 2. Skipping to a later timestamp does not unmute the song. 2. I have Spotify Premium 3. I have no VPN 4. I am running Firefox with an ad blocker 5. I am running Chrome with an ad blocker (same ad blocker in Fifefox) 6. I am running Firefox to the latest version (Firefox 119.0.1 (20231106151204))

What I've done so far: 1. Cleared caches and data. 2. Updated my Windows to the latest update available - Win10 v.22H2 3. Signed-out of Spotify for all my devices, then logging-in first on Spotify Desktop (this automatically redirects to Firefox webplayer) 4. Ran Firefox on "Troubleshoot Mode" 5. Un-checked and re-checked "Play DRM content" setting. 6. Disabled and re-enabled the plug-in "Widevine Content Decryption Module by Google Inc". (this plug-in is last udpated on November 17, 4.10.2710.0

I'm including this link from Spotify's Community page.. where two other users, who commented it is only with Firefox (webplayer), are experiencing the same problem as I am. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-can-t-play-this-right-now-If-you-have-the-file-on-your/m-p/5679914#M123192

Asked by kit 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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PDF Editor options are unusable (grayed out)

I'm trying to use the built-in PDF Editor features after finding out about it but every PDF file I open with Firefox has the options grayed out (as shown in the screensho… (read more)

I'm trying to use the built-in PDF Editor features after finding out about it but every PDF file I open with Firefox has the options grayed out (as shown in the screenshot). What should I do to re-enable the features?

Asked by RxF 3 days ago

Answered by RxF 2 days ago

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How do I hide the top menu bar in Fullscreen view in Mac OS 14.4.1 on MacBook Air?

When I'm in full screen mode, The Apple, "Firefox" "File" "Edit" "View" "History" "Bookmarks" "Tools" etc menu bar shows up at the top and won't disappear. On my iMac Pro… (read more)

When I'm in full screen mode, The Apple, "Firefox" "File" "Edit" "View" "History" "Bookmarks" "Tools" etc menu bar shows up at the top and won't disappear. On my iMac Pro, it doesn't show up. i.e. Off.

I can't figure out what is the setting to make sure it does not appear. I went digging everywhere and can't figure it out. If you could tell me what config, etc I'm missing I'd appreciate it.

Screen shot attached to show which menu bar I mean.

My firefox is up to date: 126.0 (64-bit)

Asked by Kim Yoonmi 김윤미 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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The + sign to open new tab is missing after latest update

How do I get the + sign back on my tabs? After latest update I can only close tabs instead of opening new tab, and I am talking about after opening several tabs. When I h… (read more)

How do I get the + sign back on my tabs? After latest update I can only close tabs instead of opening new tab, and I am talking about after opening several tabs. When I have seven tab open, I have to do ctrl+t to open new tab instead of just clicking on the + sign that use to be at end of tabs. Yes, I do use custom settings. This happened before but I was able to fix by going to tabs under about:config, but it seems the setting is no longer there.

Asked by ninershark 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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disable "search with" drop down

using firefox 115.10.0esr (64-bit) I want to disable this redundant dropdown there is a post here from 6 years, but dont dolve my problem, I dont want to disable or sepa… (read more)

using firefox 115.10.0esr (64-bit)

I want to disable this redundant dropdown there is a post here from 6 years, but dont dolve my problem, I dont want to disable or separate the seach and the url bar, i just want to get ridoof this redundant information, just for curiosity, if i disable search or separate the bars, i still get the anoing dropdown but with "Visit" instead of "Seach with"

Asked by Alex F Ferreira 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Migrating local folders.

I am moving Thunderbird to a new PC, old was Win 10, new is Win 11. I installed Thunderbird on the new one, same version 115.10.2 though this is now 64 bit, old was 32 bi… (read more)

I am moving Thunderbird to a new PC, old was Win 10, new is Win 11. I installed Thunderbird on the new one, same version 115.10.2 though this is now 64 bit, old was 32 bit. I followed the instructions to move the profile by copying the Thunderbird folder onto aUSB stick then copying it to the new computer. The address book is there, but the local folders I had are not. Looking inFile explorer, I see that the Local Folders folder is there which contains all the folders I had, all populated, but there is also a Local Folders-1 there which does not, and this is the one Thunderbird is using. If I delete this folder, next time I start Thunderbird, it creates this folder again. I have obviously done something wrong, but cannot see what it is.

Asked by brianlec 4 days ago

Answered by david 3 days ago

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The new apostrophe quicksearch-function is a problem for me

Hello There seems to be a new function that opens a quick search window when I press the apostrophe key. This function is active on many websites, and I am using Firefo… (read more)

Hello

There seems to be a new function that opens a quick search window when I press the apostrophe key. This function is active on many websites, and I am using Firefox 125.0.3 on a Macbook Air.

This new function makes it very difficult for me to practice touch typing in Firefox, and I would like to turn this function of.

Best regards Max Andersson

Asked by Max Andersson 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 days ago

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Send Message Error

I'm unable to send any emails from account on Thunderbird. This just started this week. All send attempts generate this Send Message Error: Sending of the message fa… (read more)

I'm unable to send any emails from account on Thunderbird. This just started this week. All send attempts generate this Send Message Error:

Sending of the message failed. An error occurred while sending mail. The mail server responded: Please turn on SMTP Authentication in your mail client. syn-076-088-235-065.res.spectrum.com ([192.168.1.25]) [76.88.235.65]:51343 is not permitted to relay through this server without authentication.. Please check the message recipient

This error for every recipient I typically correspond with. I have my same email account loaded into Outlook on another pc and I can send emails to all recipients without error from Outlook.

Help please.

Asked by jm57 2 days ago

Answered by david 2 days ago

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Login for disqus.com not showing up.

There is a problem logging into Disqus. (disqus.com and disquscdn.com) This is affecting Linux and Windows installations. Page I'm having problems at www.lawyersgunsmon… (read more)

There is a problem logging into Disqus. (disqus.com and disquscdn.com)

This is affecting Linux and Windows installations.

Page I'm having problems at www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com

I have used the troubleshooting mode and caches have been cleared and all extension disabled with no luck.

Other browsers are functional. The log in doesn't appear at all:

Asked by Owlbear1 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Google Sheets Cells Turn Black

This randomly happened over the past few months but last couple days it's bad. The Google Sheets cells I have open on Firefox turn black. You can scroll and they will com… (read more)

This randomly happened over the past few months but last couple days it's bad. The Google Sheets cells I have open on Firefox turn black. You can scroll and they will come back but just briefly and back to black. Very annoying as these are shared sheets for my business with other employees. It's not happening in Vivaldi Browser or Edge. I hate Chrome so not even trying it there but guessing it's fine. Seems to just be Firefox all of a sudden. See pic. Help please as I have no clue what's causing this.

Asked by Keith Robinson 3 days ago

Answered by Keith Robinson 2 days ago

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bug: unable to send tab from firefox nightly android (phone/tablet) to PC

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RE… (read more)

as described, send tab function does not work one way (android to PC), but works fine from PC to android mobile phone/tablet. the pop-up error is the "Unable to send - RETRY", and pressing 'RETRY' doesn't do anything. I am logged in to the mozilla account on both android devices, and firefox sync/syncing tabs work fine. not sure what's the issue

Firefox Nightly -both phone and tablet: 127.0a1 (Build #2016019535) Firefox version -laptop: 125.0.3

Asked by pn10eko 6 days ago

Answered by pn10eko 3 days ago