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Firefox not asking where to download files

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded… (read more)

I have always had my browser set to ask me where to save anything I'm downloading, as you can see by the attached screenshot. However, every single file I have downloaded for the past 2-3 days has first gone into my Downloads folder instead, forcing me to re-download the file in order to get it into the correct folder. If this was for personal usage, I wouldn't care, but having to continually download business files is getting old very very quickly. Firefox has been my default browser for the better part of two decades. I really don't want to switch to Chrome or Safari just because Firefox won't let a power user customize their usage experience.

Asked by cmjross1 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

Letter y missing, number 9 replaced with '-', x replaced with ". on multiple websites

Letter y is missing, x is replaced by " and the number 9 is replaced by -. This happens on numerous sites. One screen grab is from Wikipedia. This has been going on for a… (read more)

Letter y is missing, x is replaced by " and the number 9 is replaced by -. This happens on numerous sites. One screen grab is from Wikipedia. This has been going on for at least a year, and makes some websites very hard to read. You already have a page with this problem however it is archived and cannot be added to. The 'solution' on that page involves opening the page inspector and looking at Fonts and then... What??? Is the implication that I temporarily edit the page so it displays correctly? Guess what I'm not a Web Developer - that's your job. This issue ONLY affects Firefox. Safari, Chrome and Brave are all fine, there's clearly a difference in the way fonts are handled between the browsers. Can you tell me if there is a permanent fix for this I have to do, and in the longer term look at the font handling so Firefox works as well as Safari & Chrome. I prefer Firefox to the latter 2 so I'd like to continue using it.

Asked by stevemantz 5 months ago

Last reply by stevemantz 5 months ago

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Pocket missing from homepage

Hello, I just upgraded to Firefox 98.0.1. And there doesn't seem to be an option to add Pocket suggestions to the homepage, as there used to be. You can add Pocket articl… (read more)

Hello,

I just upgraded to Firefox 98.0.1. And there doesn't seem to be an option to add Pocket suggestions to the homepage, as there used to be.

You can add Pocket articles that you've saved, but not suggestions from Pocket.

It used to be under settings - home - recommended by Pocket.

Has this been removed from the options?

Thanks, Taylor

Asked by Taylor 5 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 5 months ago

Unable to Access Washington Post

I can no longer access The Washington Post using Firefox even though I have a subscription. The website pops up for a minute and then disappears. I have done a search for… (read more)

I can no longer access The Washington Post using Firefox even though I have a subscription. The website pops up for a minute and then disappears. I have done a search for help with this problem, but I've not found a solution. This doesn't happen with any other site. Any suggestions for how to remedy this problem?

Asked by diane.franklin 4 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 months ago

Most Visted bar

How do I delete websites from Most Visited Bar that I previously set up? Mac Book Pro. /moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox (desktop) as you … (read more)

How do I delete websites from Most Visited Bar that I previously set up? Mac Book Pro.



/moved thread from Firefox for iOS (for iPhone/iPad) to Firefox (desktop) as you are using macOS on MacBook.

Asked by jmgpilot 2 months ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 3 years ago

Answered by cor-el 3 years ago

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On MacOs Mojave. When I Bookmark new Websites the wrong Favicon shows. Old Bookmarks are correct.

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up usin… (read more)

As stated above, no new saved Bookmarks have the right Favicon. In fact they all show the Favicon from my Bank! I have tried restarts, start in safe Mode, cleaned up using Onyx, but no change. Any thoughts?

Asked by peachrt 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Since some companies I have accounts with have updated their sites they are all broken in Firefox but not other browsers

Since some of the companies that I have online accounts with have updated their sites I am finding they are all broken in Firefox but not Chrome. Either the pages do not … (read more)

Since some of the companies that I have online accounts with have updated their sites I am finding they are all broken in Firefox but not Chrome. Either the pages do not load at all or they load but without the login boxes. I really do prefer Firefox. Can your next update resolve this? Soon I hope.

I am running Mac OS X 10.11.6

Thanks

Asked by Casey 2 years ago

Answered by Casey 2 years ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 2 years ago

Last reply by artist3 1 year ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can I turn off update notifications? There are too many updates and the update notifications pop up too frequently, it's extremely irritating

Update notifications pop up all the time and I don't want to update right now. I know you would not recommend neglecting to update but this is my choice. I don't want upd… (read more)

Update notifications pop up all the time and I don't want to update right now.

I know you would not recommend neglecting to update but this is my choice. I don't want update notifications popping up all the time.

This is extremely irritating.

Asked by N.D. 2 years ago

Last reply by N.D. 1 year ago

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When clicking “Play” on Roblox, it just opens a new tab and brings me to the homepage of Roblox.

So basically when I click “Play” on the Roblox website, it brings me to a new Roblox homepage tab. I know this isn’t really the place to be complaining about this, but I … (read more)

So basically when I click “Play” on the Roblox website, it brings me to a new Roblox homepage tab. I know this isn’t really the place to be complaining about this, but I can’t find ANYTHING on Reddit, the Roblox forums, or any other help website, leaving the Mozilla forums as a last resort.

Asked by Conrad Jordan 2 years ago

Answered by Conrad Jordan 2 years ago

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Onlinr bank page won't load

My online bank page won't load. After log in I get a blank white page. I can log in with other browsers. I can load other web pages with Firefox. Using 76.0.1 Thanks … (read more)

My online bank page won't load. After log in I get a blank white page. I can log in with other browsers. I can load other web pages with Firefox. Using 76.0.1 Thanks

Asked by rchevat 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How do I default spellchecker to the primary Mac OS dictionary?

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by … (read more)

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by my computer (Mac OS)? Thanks in advance!

Asked by jwearley 2 years ago

Last reply by jwearley 1 year ago

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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Lost passwords after updating Firefox

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so up… (read more)

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so upset with myself because I no longer have any passwords. I chose Firefox many years ago for the convenience of having our many passwords securely and readily available. Now I have nothing! All our financial and medical accounts have passwords and I can no longer get them. PLEASE HELP

I still am unable to get my Firefox profile password. I don't remember and I cant sign on. I am using Firefox as my search engine but I cannot update nor organize my bookmarks because I don't have my password for the Firefox account. I'm almost ready to give Firefox the boot!!! PLEASE HELP

Asked by n.b.munhofen 2 years ago

Last reply by kevin.keismith 1 year ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago