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How to view Firefox Mobile reading list article in Firefox desktop version?

I'm very like the firefox mobile readling list feature. It enables me read article offline. I want to read the articles offline in desktop version. Now both my mobile and… (read more)

I'm very like the firefox mobile readling list feature. It enables me read article offline. I want to read the articles offline in desktop version. Now both my mobile and desktop version join the same firefox synchronization account. But in firefox version, currently it can only save article in pocket. I know pocket has the same function as reading list in firefox mobile, but I think they are two different account, though I register them with the same email address. My question is how to synchronize my readling list in mobile to desktop version and access and read them in desktop firefox. My firefox has upgraded to latest version 44.0

Asked by Laputa 4 years ago

Last reply by John99 4 years ago

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How to active "scan QR code" with a URL input? (Not thru menu...)

Is it possible to active ios firefox "Scan QR code" with a URL? (Not to use menu selection) I have to scan many QR-Code, but I don't want to use it thru "menu selection"… (read more)

Is it possible to active ios firefox "Scan QR code" with a URL? (Not to use menu selection)

I have to scan many QR-Code, but I don't want to use it thru "menu selection".

Thanks,

Asked by cjlee239 3 years ago

Last reply by guigs 3 years ago

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why does firefox keep creating new profiles when I fill in forms

If I use autofill, I have no problem (I double click in a field and get the 2 profile choices I have set up, click on one and then the form fills). But if I have to manua… (read more)

If I use autofill, I have no problem (I double click in a field and get the 2 profile choices I have set up, click on one and then the form fills). But if I have to manually type into a profile field on any site Firefox creates a new autofill profile. I have to go into settings to delete the extras. There should be an option for "create new profiles automatically" that I can turn on or off.

Asked by Glenno 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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When will Mozilla add an in-built 'Save as PDF' option in Firefox?

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://sup… (read more)

Why Mozilla is not adding 'Save as PDF' in Firefox like in Chrome or Opera? I saw many discussion forums: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212834, https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1211433 . But none of them, helped me. They said that it needs an add-on. But the question arises - Why Mozilla is not adding this feature?. I have got some api(s) too (If it helps any Firefox Developer to build the feature in Firefox and give it in future releases. See this api: https://pdfcrowd.com/doc/api/ . There is an open source too : https://wkhtmltopdf.org/ . Please add them I beg your pardon !

Asked by Anabadyo 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Can you please add Windows 10 Hello fingerprint to Firefox Master Password Options.

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Fi… (read more)

I have a Bio-Key fingerprint reader I use to login to my Windows 10 laptop using Windows Hello. Can you please give us fingerprint login as the master password for our Firefox accounts?

Asked by v.bowen 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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An open letter to Mozilla, and the Firefox developers

Dear Mozilla, There are features that Firefox should have, but doesn't. A lot of these features are things that Chrome or other browsers have. Other features are things t… (read more)

Dear Mozilla,

There are features that Firefox should have, but doesn't. A lot of these features are things that Chrome or other browsers have. Other features are things that Firefox used to have before Quantum, through either (now incompatible) addons or the vanilla experience. However, all of these features I value in a browser and I would dearly like to see them in Firefox. (By the way, I tried sending feedback to Mozilla (multiple times), but nothing happened. I really just need to rant.)

Some of these include the options to:

> shift-click on multiple tabs to drag them together to a new window,

> select and open multiple, specific bookmarks from the Library or a bookmark folder on the toolbar in a new regular or private window,

> choose our default bookmark folder, or have Firefox remember the last saved folder,

> translate a full page like Google Chrome with Google Translate (or another service),

> disable certain addons and extensions when using Private Browsing mode,

> have other found items highlighted when using the Ctrl + F "Find in This Page" function,

> have more than one Firefox profile open simultaneously, and

> export bookmarks from one particular folder.

Chromium browsers also have a built-in cookie manager that I think is needed a lot in Firefox. You can look at it here: https://imgur.com/a/RaCdrhI

Also, if Firefox will only run under WebExtensions from 57+ onward, and since WebExtensions has more limits on what an extension can do than XUL and the Add-on SDK, can we please have more native customization options for Firefox's UI? Specifically, I would like the options:

> to customize and add options to the context menu (like rearranging default and add-on context menu items to different positions, or adding menu items for sharing or printing a page, etc.),

> to increase or decrease the size of the menus,

> to add "fixed-width" spaces (small spaces that don't adjust like flexible-width spaces) and dividers,

> to add items and options (dividers, spaces, addons, etc.) to all toolbars and menus, like to the address/Awesome Bar (directly to it, or to the 'Page actions' section), the main, top right menu, the overflow menu, and the context menu,

> to be able to move the overflow menu, and

> to change or disable keyboard shortcuts without having to install any add-ons, ideally through the about:preferences page.

I, and many others, were first drawn to Firefox by its customization and super user tools. Firefox will, I hope, continue to be one of the leaders in the FOSS movement, and I appreciate the push to make it faster and more secure. However, when most of the functionality that made it unique is stripped, and it is still lacking in essential features found in other browsers, it makes it hard to feel hopeful for and to continue to use. If Firefox will someday regain it's charm, applying these changes would substantially help.

Thank you.

Asked by BigTFromHahn 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Synchronising my Firefox bookmarks etc on my laptop to my Safari on my iPhone

I have just installed Firefox and migrated from Microsoft Edge. I have imported my bookmarks from Edge. I now want to synchronise my Firefox bookmarks etc on my laptop to… (read more)

I have just installed Firefox and migrated from Microsoft Edge. I have imported my bookmarks from Edge. I now want to synchronise my Firefox bookmarks etc on my laptop to my Safari on my iPhone (as I don't want to switch to Firefox on my iPhone).

Asked by ahgwright 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Via about:config I can sett bookmarks to open in a new tab (browser.tabs.loadBookmarksInTabs) and I want the same thing for my browser history but can't find it

Don't really need more details, I think the title says it all :) I could use the adress bar to search for stuff nad find something from my beoser history but thatäs not r… (read more)

Don't really need more details, I think the title says it all :) I could use the adress bar to search for stuff nad find something from my beoser history but thatäs not really the same thing.

Sometimes I need to really dig deeö in the history to find what I had forgotten I had, and ehen I find it, I nne that double click to open a tab just like I open every other tab - in a new one. Instead, "history" opens it up in the current ues one.

Asked by murko69 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Could Mozilla Firefox Please Add Navigational Sounds For Their Web Pages And A Status Bar At The Bottom Of The Page ?

I would like to see Mozilla Firefox add a Navigational Sound to it's webpages of course make this a option for people to use also would like to see Mozilla Firefox add a … (read more)

I would like to see Mozilla Firefox add a Navigational Sound to it's webpages of course make this a option for people to use also would like to see Mozilla Firefox add a Status Bar at the bottom of the page of course make this option for persons who want to use it . Yes these two options would make Firefox very nice. Thank You , Darren

Asked by CyberTiger 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I save passwords for AWS accounts sharing the same username?

As a software developer, I have access to several AWS accounts, and because I'm one person, I use the same username in these different accounts. The login form solicits A… (read more)

As a software developer, I have access to several AWS accounts, and because I'm one person, I use the same username in these different accounts. The login form solicits Account ID, Username, and Password. I'd like to store in the Firefox password manager the credentials for multiple accounts that share the same username, but when I enter the account id, username, and password for a new account when the username matches on another account, I'm prompted to Update the password rather than Save it.

Unfortunately, Amazon doesn't give separate URLs for logging into the different accounts.

I think I've seen on some sites that Firefox can distinguish different accounts of the same username based on other fields in the form. In this case, I'd like the Account ID to distinguish different credentials.

Is what I desire possible? Is there a way to configure it without a software update?

Asked by Jason R. Coombs 1 year ago

Last reply by Jason R. Coombs 1 year ago

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bookmarks in places.sqlite

Lots of sensitive stuff in places.sqlite file. %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*|places.sqlite It stores favorite icons, input history, keywords, and browsing history … (read more)

Lots of sensitive stuff in places.sqlite file.

%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*|places.sqlite

It stores favorite icons, input history, keywords, and browsing history (a record of visited pages). I like to wipe this file since it holds lots of sensitive data, but deleting this file will also delete the bookmarks. I think bookmarks should be stored in a separate file.

Asked by s-malik 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to disable confirmation while downloading files

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirm… (read more)

When I try to download any file a confirmation dialog appears (see attached file). I don't need it. Its quite annoying. I just need to download a file without any confirmations. How to disable this behaviour? As you see there is no no checkbox "Do not ask me again..." or "Always perform this action when handling files of this type" in this dialog. I also set up option "browser.download.forbid_open_with" to true in about:config but it doesn't help. I need to start downloading immediately after opening a link to exe-file (this one for example): https://www.win-rar.com/postdownload.html?&L=4&f=winrar-x64-561am.exe&spV=true

Asked by AlexeiGromov 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I have a MAC with a trackpad. I want to use finger zoom to increase size

I have a MAC with a trackpad. I want to use finger zoom to increase size because I have vision issues. How do I do this? Click on the 3-bar menu is cumbersome. I will go… (read more)

I have a MAC with a trackpad. I want to use finger zoom to increase size because I have vision issues. How do I do this? Click on the 3-bar menu is cumbersome. I will go back to Chrome if this option is not available.

Asked by hannahl 1 year ago

Last reply by user1929 1 year ago

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How do I make the entire toolbar at the top of the page: which shows the tabs; dissappear in full screen mode & reappear when the mouse is hovered over the top?

I have a MacBook and when using Safari and entering full screen, the browser does not show any search bar or taps it only shows a page. How do I get Firefox to do the sam… (read more)

I have a MacBook and when using Safari and entering full screen, the browser does not show any search bar or taps it only shows a page. How do I get Firefox to do the same

Asked by randomaccount1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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macOS Command-Enter instead of Control-Enter

Firefox 64 changed the URL completion mapping on macOS from Command+Enter to Control+Enter, to match the mapping across all operating systems. I want to change the mappi… (read more)

Firefox 64 changed the URL completion mapping on macOS from Command+Enter to Control+Enter, to match the mapping across all operating systems. I want to change the mapping back to Command+Enter on my Mac and I am unable to find the setting in about:config to change it. Can you tell me if there's a way to change it back?

Asked by Jesse Peden 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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set as Wallpaper

In Firefox there is in the popupmenu (rightclick) the option "set as Wallpaper". Is there a way to disable this option? I work in a school and pupils use this "hack" to c… (read more)

In Firefox there is in the popupmenu (rightclick) the option "set as Wallpaper".

Is there a way to disable this option?

I work in a school and pupils use this "hack" to change backgrounds of the laptops which then creates too much extraction...

Asked by erpee 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Quantum extension to toggle gifs on and off

I keep waiting, but sill looking in vain for an Quantum extension that lets me toggle gif's on and off. Really miss that old extension EscapeThemGifs. I know how to t… (read more)

I keep waiting, but sill looking in vain for an Quantum extension that lets me toggle gif's on and off. Really miss that old extension EscapeThemGifs.

I know how to turn off all gif's in about:config, but want to toggle not totally disallow.

Thank you!

Asked by JTrainor 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Please make the search function is the same as chrome.

I am a Vietnamese and in some case the accent marks is different for the same word. which make the search be come too dificult, kindly help to make the search be come mor… (read more)

I am a Vietnamese and in some case the accent marks is different for the same word. which make the search be come too dificult, kindly help to make the search be come more flexible or an option to choose the search shall include the local accent marks

Asked by nemo1810 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago