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Restore previous session options NOT showing for me

When I restarted Firefox after a freeze, I did NOT get the familiar message that lets me choose to restore all windows. When opened, Firefox showed only ONE window (the o… (read more)

When I restarted Firefox after a freeze, I did NOT get the familiar message that lets me choose to restore all windows. When opened, Firefox showed only ONE window (the one I was working in when it froze up). The Firefox menu (upper right corner) does NOT display a Restore Previous Session option. It's as if all the windows open in my last session never existed. Is there any way I can still reopen them now?

Asked by pollydell 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

How to disable the update dialog?

So I've disabled Firefox updates because of the personal preferences. It keeps nagging me every day with the modal to update. How do I disable this annoying useless fea… (read more)

So I've disabled Firefox updates because of the personal preferences. It keeps nagging me every day with the modal to update. How do I disable this annoying useless feature?

Firefox 85.0 on mac os.

I've tried searching "about:config" for all preferences that contain "update" and look like timers and changed the timestamps to something in the far future. Still no dice, the update dialog keeps appearing every day like clockwork.

Asked by Alex 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

I'm concerned about Firfox sharing my personal data with Google Chrome. Is it possible that you DO NOT SHARE USER DATA WITH THEM?

I'm asking if it's possible for Firefox to Not Share USER Personal Data with Google Chrome. I have set all my preferences in Firefox browser to not share, be secure, use… (read more)

I'm asking if it's possible for Firefox to Not Share USER Personal Data with Google Chrome. I have set all my preferences in Firefox browser to not share, be secure, use private browser, etc. to a the extent possible based on settings. I don't have "location services" turned on on my Mac or Ipad mini and yet some things open up and they know where I am. I feel like I've lost any ability to maintain privacy and that I feel I cannot control it as even setting up settings, I'm aware that some coding only gives impression your safe but in fact YOU ARE NOT!! I am security conceous to a fault and yet I don't feel safe on either device. Can Mozilla/Firefox stop sending user data to Google Chrome to help with keeping privacy user personal data. I saw an article recently that says they are testing .05 of their users to in effect "from MY PERSONAL OPINION" they are stealing this data for them to use WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. Government protections are not kept up to speed and using a computer these days seems to insist that I give up my personal rights to MY DATA. It's ALWAYS MY DATA and not theirs... Using a "any service" does not make it your data but they do have a responsibility to keep it safe and it should not be shared out side MY express consent. It seems we are losing that ability more and more. So I'm asking if Mozilla can stop sharing USER PERSONAL DATA with Google Chrome?

Asked by DLAlfano 3 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 3 months ago

Unknown device is not being signed out of when I try to do so.

I can not sign out of an unknown device on my account. Every time I sign out, I log back in and it is still displayed as being a part of my account. I can not find and ti… (read more)

I can not sign out of an unknown device on my account. Every time I sign out, I log back in and it is still displayed as being a part of my account. I can not find and tips anywhere please help.

Asked by grantmaxwell32 1 month ago

Sharing a link via airdrop

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared… (read more)

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared and, although I read here that I could do that by right clicking the page, the option for SHARE does not appear. Can you please explain how to do this now? (I use a Mac).

Asked by findmariag 1 week ago

Syncing problems

Despite having set up a Firefox account I am having issues syncing between my Mac and iPhone. The situation: My Mac has my up-to-date bookmarks My iPhone has old bookmark… (read more)

Despite having set up a Firefox account I am having issues syncing between my Mac and iPhone. The situation:

My Mac has my up-to-date bookmarks My iPhone has old bookmarks which I need updating to mirror Mac. Both devices are signed into my Firefox account

However, when I try to sync it leads to my Mac updating with old iPhone bookmarks.

Can anyone help please? How can I ensure my Mac is the default device?

Asked by craig-thomas4 1 week ago

Sign In Not Accepting Password

Anyone else having problems signing in with password. Only started last few days. Is it a glitch as seems to be an intermittent problem. The pop up box keeps reappearing … (read more)

Anyone else having problems signing in with password. Only started last few days. Is it a glitch as seems to be an intermittent problem. The pop up box keeps reappearing after enetering password.

Asked by jdgrasty 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Possible to change display name for Firefox? [Mac]

I am on MacOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have a few different installations of Firefox for different purposes and I'd like them each to display the custom name I've given them b… (read more)

I am on MacOS Mojave (10.14.6). I have a few different installations of Firefox for different purposes and I'd like them each to display the custom name I've given them by renaming their filename (e.g. changing Firefox.app to something like YouTubeViewer.app). This causes the installation of Firefox to show in my app switcher and elsewhere in the OS as "YouTubeViewer", however when I run YouTubeViewer.app, Firefox still displays "Firefox" in the upper left-hand corner as the application name.

I tried editing the .plist file for each installation to change the value for key CFBundleName from "Firefox" to "YouTubeViewer", but that causes that installation of Firefox to no longer run. I believe this is due to the code-signing and pre-run validation done by the OS.

So, is there any way to get the custom name to display or is just not possible?

Asked by zstei001 1 week ago

sign in

i had firefox account with sync and monitor. I will not reconize my email to sign in. I had to create a new account with the same email that i used before?\ How do i spea… (read more)

i had firefox account with sync and monitor.

I will not reconize my email to sign in.

I had to create a new account with the same email that i used before?\

How do i speak to someone from Mozilla firefox

i need to find out what happened to my original account with all my saved preferences

Asked by mike-taylor1 1 week ago

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Firefox display font

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most … (read more)

I haven't been able to update Firefox (Mac, desktop) since version 82 because all updates use a font I can't read. Websites are displayed correctly, but bookmarks, most Firefox preferences (including about:config), tab headings and search imputs are as shown in the screenshots.

Today I downloaded version 90 and it's still happening. Please see the screenshots of the Firefox welcome screen, and the font selections in the preferences. The version for the screenshots is a new, clean download using default settings, with no addons or bookmarks.

I don't know if the font is a real language or not.

Asked by Haus 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Diiferentiate three top bars of window

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area. … (read more)

How can I differentiate the top three bars of the browser window. If they are all light gray and I have two or three windows open, it is easy to click the wrong area.

Asked by michaelskarl 6 days ago

Answered by JP 4 days ago

Unable to make Firefox my default browser.

I kept restarting the firefox browser or restarting my computer, trying to make it my default browser. I have lost on how many times I kept trying. But no matter what I d… (read more)

I kept restarting the firefox browser or restarting my computer, trying to make it my default browser. I have lost on how many times I kept trying. But no matter what I do, it still continued to have Safari as default browser. Even when I did the system preferences of having Firefox being its default browser, it still didn't work. Either there's a bug or something else. I need to know how to fix this or I will lose my mind..how can I make it default if it won't let me.

Asked by atemuxkimiko 6 days ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 6 days ago

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Repeated crash on quit

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2 Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting. Restarting… (read more)

iMac macOS 11.5 Firefox 90.0.2

Firefox pretty much crashed every time I quit. Doesn't matter if I'm looking at a web page or close all windows before quitting.

Restarting in Trouble Shoot mode doesn't help either.

The cause seems to be synchronisation - if I sign out of my account and no longer synchronise, the problem goes away and I can quit without Firefox crashing.

Asked by UKLarry 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 days ago

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Version 90.02 D.O.H. unwanted change

I installed FF on my Mac from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ firefox/releases/90.0/mac/en-US/ sha256 dbc08038e2a26017d360bbf366a935084ed0e0914dc50f3e7e419e… (read more)

I installed FF on my Mac from https://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/firefox/releases/ firefox/releases/90.0/mac/en-US/ sha256 dbc08038e2a26017d360bbf366a935084ed0e0914dc50f3e7e419e5b765c8863. I then performed an update to 90.2 directly via the update notification instead of the direct download and found that D.O.H value changed from cloudflare default to an unknown cira canadian shield.

Why would the default setting change to a unknown Canadian D.O.H. provider when I have a US version of FF installed on a upgrade? See enclosed.

Asked by Mace2 5 days ago

Answered by Mace2 4 days ago

Sound rattling form touch ID bar volume control

Since the last update that took place a few days ago I started having some problems with the sound and luminosity control on the touch ID bar on the M1 mac. Every time I … (read more)

Since the last update that took place a few days ago I started having some problems with the sound and luminosity control on the touch ID bar on the M1 mac. Every time I toggle it up or down the sound background from YouTube starts rattling. I thought it was an OS problem but when I tried to to the same thing with Safari the problem did not occur

Asked by アンドレア 5 days ago

Google Maps doesn't work in FF 90.2 on MacOS (v. 10.15.7)

When I open Google Maps it doesn't show the normal icons for navigation on the map. It doesn't do anything when I have hardware acceleration enabled and I type something … (read more)

When I open Google Maps it doesn't show the normal icons for navigation on the map. It doesn't do anything when I have hardware acceleration enabled and I type something in the search bar. If I disable hardware acceleration it does a search, but in no way can I get it to show the place I want to see. It just shows the map of Rotterdam, where Google thinks I live based on my IP address.

It does work in Safari though, so it's a Firefox problem. I hope you can fix it. Google seems to give the FF team lots of problems.

Asked by tsa22 5 days ago

Last reply by tsa22 3 days ago

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mozilla pages don't load properly

Hi Any mozilla page doesn't load properly. I can't login (just get a picture of blue circle) or cannot install add ons. It gives weird pages. I don't have any add ons ins… (read more)

Hi Any mozilla page doesn't load properly. I can't login (just get a picture of blue circle) or cannot install add ons. It gives weird pages. I don't have any add ons installed and went back to factory settings, which didn't resolve the issue. Can you help? I have to access this support page by surfing with safari I am working on the latest OSX on Mac mini M1. Thanks! Elias

Asked by elias17 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago