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This new politically correct lexicon causes problems and solves nothing

This is absolutely ridiculous, Mozilla. I was going through the privacy settings on Firefox today and was reading about "primary password" to see if it is a feature I mig… (read more)

This is absolutely ridiculous, Mozilla. I was going through the privacy settings on Firefox today and was reading about "primary password" to see if it is a feature I might want to use to control my passwords. NOT control people. Just passwords. And then I saw it. This inane explanation that the word "master" somehow perpetuates racism. This is NOT true. The term master, like every word in the dictionary, has multiple meanings in multiple contexts. In the context of passwords, it in no way, shape, or form "perpetuates racism" or "exclude" or "damage" people. We are talking about passwords! Do you know what DOES damage people and promote unnecessary awkwardness among people?? Garbage like this. Trying to surgically change normal, everyday words and impute some dark, sinister, nefarious, or otherwise negative meaning to perfectly innocent words and forms of expression with absolutely zero tie-in to past historical phenomena that occurred across the entire globe. This constant word policing causes more damage, more hurt feelings, more social strife, because it puts everyone on eggshells, constantly worried that the slightest utterance of a syllable is going to be taken the wrong way and used to accuse innocent people of horrible and unthinkable malice. This is a very WRONG approach to take, Mozilla. You are perpetuating and exacerbating ignorance and tension where no tension should be present. You are part of the problem, not the solution.

Asked by iploya 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox 79 and newer versions...

Since Firefox 79, newer versions have an approximately 1 mm white edge on both sides and at the bottom of the screen with which the mouse does not work. Would there be an… (read more)

Since Firefox 79, newer versions have an approximately 1 mm white edge on both sides and at the bottom of the screen with which the mouse does not work. Would there be any solutions to get rid of those edges?

Asked by rane58 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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web searching

When I'm on the Firefox browser, I note that if I want to search the web for something, it uses Google. Does that make sense? Did I do something wrong when I installed Fi… (read more)

When I'm on the Firefox browser, I note that if I want to search the web for something, it uses Google. Does that make sense? Did I do something wrong when I installed Firefox? If so, how do I correct it? Thanks.

Asked by picardanneray 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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My addons such as adblock, privacy blocker etc,

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how man… (read more)

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how many sites have been blocked. I asked this question a little earlier today and one community member said to click on the >> at the left of the tool bar. I do not have any of those marks on my tool bar. Any other suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Sonyy89 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Font Smoothing

I just posted a question and finally found the term for the problem: it's called Font Smoothing and I can't figure out how to do it. Every font displays broken up. T… (read more)

I just posted a question and finally found the term for the problem: it's called Font Smoothing and I can't figure out how to do it. Every font displays broken up. The problem started around November.

Asked by duffyhurwin 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Searching HELP in Firefox

OK, I hope you can help me. This is not exactly a problem because it may be due to my ignorance. When I go to the "Get Help" screen for Firefox or Thunderbird the is a … (read more)

OK, I hope you can help me. This is not exactly a problem because it may be due to my ignorance.

When I go to the "Get Help" screen for Firefox or Thunderbird the is a search area which allows me to search all the help articles. Problem is there are usually way too many possible answers.

I do not know how to limit the results.

Usually, the more you type the fewer responses. But with Mozilla's search the more I type the more I get.

Some sites use a Boolean symbol to limit responses (e.g. ^ for not). Some use all upper case to identify a Boolean request (e.g. NOT for not equal). I have tried both and they do not seem to work.

So, is there a way of limiting the search results in the Mozilla Help Search ?

Thank you for your help. I hope I explained this well enough to get a response.

Ray

Asked by rlove03 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Top sites not populating (and won't be forced to) after Firefox reinstall

I recently reinstalled Firefox (84.0, 64-bit) and I found that the Top Sites weren't populating. They also couldn't be made to hold a site with the editing tool on each s… (read more)

I recently reinstalled Firefox (84.0, 64-bit) and I found that the Top Sites weren't populating. They also couldn't be made to hold a site with the editing tool on each square, and nothing will bookmark.

I found a previous question about this from years ago, which was solved when the questioner verified that the History wasn't being created--it was blank--and the person answering the question said something about removing the "places.sqlite database file", which would then prompt Firefox to create a new file by that name, and track history and populate the Top Sites. An article was mentioned in that solution to help walk through the process, but I didn't see any link or reference to what that article was.

That exact same issue seems to be happening for me--my Top Sites won't load, won't be made to save anything, and I have no History despite the reinstall happening a couple of days ago--and this sounds like the solution may work for me as well but I've no idea where to find it or how to execute the recommended procedure.

Would anyone know where to find that article, or if there's an updated method to tackle the issue?

Related: I have Firefox on my phone and on another computer in the house, and I'd thought they would all sync up to share the same bookmarks, etc., but that hasn't happened. Is this connected to the same issue? Meaning, once the History/Top Sites/bookmark issue is resolved, will doing a Sync actually get my Firefoxes all talking together and sharing the same bookmarks?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by reay.jespersen 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Deleting "Other Bookmarks" on toolbar

An update of Firefox today left me with a toolbar with precious acreage devoted to the large, clumsy and unnecessary "Other Bookmarks" tab. I read on this help site the … (read more)

An update of Firefox today left me with a toolbar with precious acreage devoted to the large, clumsy and unnecessary "Other Bookmarks" tab. I read on this help site the technical solutions, which are way over my head (it is not even remotely clear how to get an "address bar," much less enter software instructions in it!). For the rest of us dummies out there, can someone tell me if it is possible to get rid of this Other Bookmarks button? (I say it is unnecessary because clicking on the very compact right-pointing double arrow-heads always takes one to Other Bookmarks -- no need to waste toolbar space with the actual words!). I have not found any solution to this problem. In my view, it was a bad idea to "add" this feature--it should be removed in future updates!

Asked by tarr123 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Printing

What happened to the print preview and print options? They just changed on my system. I can no longer print the page as viewed on my screen. Options are hard to change an… (read more)

What happened to the print preview and print options? They just changed on my system. I can no longer print the page as viewed on my screen. Options are hard to change and image is cut off.

Asked by dreherruth 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Remote Tech Chat Window left open, main window with 1200 synced tabs closed, need synced tabs back

A remote tech was logged in to my machine and had a chat window (Firefox window) opened. My main Firefox window was also opened as it always is. My main firefox window h… (read more)

A remote tech was logged in to my machine and had a chat window (Firefox window) opened. My main Firefox window was also opened as it always is. My main firefox window had approximately 1200 tabs that were synced and have been opening when I open firefox for more than a year. Most of these tabs were very important. Well the main Firefox window was closed with the secondary chat window still opened. Just like that, my massively important 1200 synced tabs were gone!!! Can someone please tell me how to recover them. The tech did open a few blank tabs once i pointed out what had been done. How can I recover all of those tabs?

Secondly, can a synced tab session be saved (or backed up) as you used to be able to do in the early days of tabs / session manager?

And finally, I need to have my internal drive replaced, is there some way that I can save my open / synced tabs for restoring on new drive after windows reload? Thank you

Asked by Johnny 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago