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Firefox saves files before opening them

I chose the option to open pdf files (for example) on Firefox. But Firefox first downloads them to my "download" directory and only than opens it with Acrobat. My "downl… (read more)

I chose the option to open pdf files (for example) on Firefox. But Firefox first downloads them to my "download" directory and only than opens it with Acrobat. My "download" directory now is full with garbage files that I need to delete manually. Is there any good option how to disable this "feature"? I would prefer not to see all the garbage files at all.

I changed "browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel" to false. Doesn't work.

Asked by michloz 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox creates unwanted .desktop files on Linux

Hi This is on Ubuntu. I installed Firefox Developer edition to /opt/firefox and made a .desktop file I put in ~/.local/share/applications and this was working well. I ad… (read more)

Hi

This is on Ubuntu. I installed Firefox Developer edition to /opt/firefox and made a .desktop file I put in ~/.local/share/applications and this was working well. I added it to favourites so it appeared on the dock, and added some customizations.

But at some point Firefox started to create its own .desktop file at launch when it prompts to be default browser and you say yes, called stuff like "userapp-Firefox Developer Edition-N8YCQ1.desktop". These files fill up ~/.local/share/applications and break my existing file by making a second Firefox icon on the dock so I cannot click the first one. Also my own custom file had Desktop Actions so I could right-click the icon to open a new window or new private window, but the generated ones are barebones.

Every time I delete the "userapp" file, a new one is made the next time I open Firefox (which has now forgotten it is default browser) and the issue is back. Is there an option to disable this behaviour?

Thanks for your help

Asked by hughjd 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Facebook on Firefox

Lately when i am on Firefox and go to Facebook for some reason the post start out ok. Bu then jump to the next one some times more than on at a time. I have removed … (read more)

Lately when i am on Firefox and go to Facebook for some reason the post start out ok. Bu then jump to the next one some times more than on at a time. I have removed and disabled the add ons even went as far as to refresh Firefox. I am still getting the jumping to the next or next 2 or 3 posts. I have no idea what is causing it or why. I have some of the same extensions and more on Chrome and it does not do that. I am using the latest version of Firefox. I do sometimes use Glary and Cc-cleaner but have Firefox as excluded. The fact that it only happens in Firefox tells me that it is not a Facebook problem but a Firefox problem or perhaps both. Any suggestions would be appreciated , I do not want to go to Chrome i have used Firefox for years and like it but now it seems to be hard to stay with. What do i do here If you can help

Asked by Mary 1 year ago

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How to Change a Folder Level

Hi everyone, I need to apologize in advance, because I'm sure this question has been asked and answered before, possibly many times. However, I've tried searching with s… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I need to apologize in advance, because I'm sure this question has been asked and answered before, possibly many times. However, I've tried searching with several different search terms, but I guess I haven't found a good combination, because I get hundreds of results and the first several pages don't have an answer for me.

I like to have my folders sorted so that the ones I use most are at the top of the folder list. Unfortunately, I tried doing this by dragging several folders into different positions in the folder list. Those folders ended up as subfolders of Inbox or other folders. I've since discovered the Manually Sort Folders add-on, but as far as I can tell, it will only let me move folders up and down, but not left or right to change the nesting level.

How can I promote these sub-folders to the top level in the folder list (in other words, move them to the left or remove the indent)?

Thanks very much for your help.

Asked by firefox1922 1 year ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 year ago

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FIrefox dialog boxes are in a non-roman script (maybe Turkish?)

When I updated to MacOS Monterey (ver. 12.4) all of the dialog boxes in Firefox changed to a non-Roman script. I don't have this problem with any other application. How … (read more)

When I updated to MacOS Monterey (ver. 12.4) all of the dialog boxes in Firefox changed to a non-Roman script. I don't have this problem with any other application. How do I change the dialogue boxes back to English?

I found one user who seems to have a similar problem (see text below) and have confirmed English is the only language selected under Preferences - General (see attached image). I have not downloaded any language packs in any language.


Copied from Mozilla Support <https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1351647#question-reply> gizem.dorter 9/24/21, 6:31 AM

I use Firefox on mac OS 11.5.2 and the system language is English so is the main display language in Firefox (so I see File - Edit-View etc. on top in English) However whenever I try to print something or save a page the window that opens up is in Turkish. I tried to change this from preferences -> setting-> general -> language (which shows English US as default with Turkish as the second on the list) but the "remove" button is not active.

The info on Firefox Troubleshooting Information page is like this: (not sure if it is because of one of these)

Internationalization & Localization Application Settings Requested Locales ["en-US"] Available Locales ["en-US","tr"] App Locales ["en-US","tr"] Regional Preferences ["en-TR","tr-TR","el-TR"] Default Locale "tr" Operating System System Locales ["en-TR","tr-TR","el-TR"] Regional Preferences ["en-TR","tr-TR","el-TR"]

I also tried from Mac System Preferences -> Language&Region -> Apps I tried to add Firefox and select the language but language selection is not active (in gray "System Default-Turkish" is written and the message under that says Firefox doesn't support additional languages. For other apps like Word etc. system default language shows as English no problem.

Thank you All Replies (1) cor-el cor-el

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I'm not sure which language you want to remove. Is Turkish the language you want to remove and you can't do this ?

If you can't remove a specific language then this means that you have installed this (Turkish) language as the Firefox locale and have added another (English) language by installing a language pack. You can only remove languages that are installed via a language pack, so if that is the language you want to keep then the need to install the English Firefox locale.

   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/use-firefox-another-language
   https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/choose-display-languages-multilingual-web-pages 

If the Firefox user interface (toolbars) is in the wrong language or if you want to change the current language then download Firefox in the language of your choice.

You can find the full installer of the current Firefox release (92.0.1) in all languages and all operating systems here:

   https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release
   https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/92.0.1/releasenotes/

Asked by bprior1 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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New emails - Have to scroll down to see them?

Hello! Quick question, when I have Thunderbird (TB) running, when a new email comes in, I have to scroll down to see it, the emails don't automatically scroll up so that … (read more)

Hello! Quick question, when I have Thunderbird (TB) running, when a new email comes in, I have to scroll down to see it, the emails don't automatically scroll up so that the new email shows at the bottom of the list. I have TB set up to show emails on top and a window underneath that displays whatever email I click on. I forget if this is the default view but I'm sure it's one that most people use.

I was just wondering if I'm missing something because I would think TB would, or should, automatically scroll down to show new emails as they come in so I don't have to. I couldn't find anything about this here or in TB options (other than Autoscrolling but that's on by default and I haven't touched it so it's still on).

Thanks!

Asked by jbb2004g 1 year ago

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trash automatically empties TBird 91.x

TBird 91.x, POP3, Win 10 Spontaneously puts messages into trash (no reason) and trash spontaneously empties what's in trash. There had been a confIrmation script but I c… (read more)

TBird 91.x, POP3, Win 10 Spontaneously puts messages into trash (no reason) and trash spontaneously empties what's in trash. There had been a confIrmation script but I cancelled it and at least want it back. Or is there a way to rename the trash folder? Aside from other complications / time-wasting I lose important mail. Thank you,

Asked by Tanya T. 2 years ago

Last reply by Tanya T. 1 year ago

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Firefox on Mac (102.0.1) displays random (trash) text, not English or another language

Please give me very simple instructions on getting Firefox not to display trash text. I am sending a screen shot. The trash text seems to be a problem when I open an emai… (read more)

Please give me very simple instructions on getting Firefox not to display trash text. I am sending a screen shot. The trash text seems to be a problem when I open an email in Firefox only, not Safari or Chrome. Problem occurs in both of the two email clients I use: Yahoo or Apple Mail.

--What I Did With The Problem-- I went to the Mozilla Community for what to do about random text showing up and found a couple suggestions for command line “fixes" from a few years back. I don’t know if they would have worked for my problem, since the problem they were fixing didn’t sound exactly like mine. Also it has been 30 years or so since I used a command line interface. Not wanting to start with that now.

I tried reinstalling Firefox. No change.

I tried translating a line of text from Turkish to English (it looked to me of Turkish, and no, I don't know any Turkish) and it translated. But when I tried with Hmong and Spanish, the same line translated to English. I abandoned this “test.”

I tried looking for more help at mozilla.com on Facebook and found a Help page that seemed more concerned with Indian politics and Excel fixes than Firefox.

--Please Help-- This is my default browser and has been for years and years. Now I am using Safari as my default. Yeow! It hurts! I’ve been dealing with this for a couple weeks now. It is getting OLD.

Asked by Janet Wallace 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Filter entry ignored

I get email from Life Line Screening.... (Attached file shows the From line from this message.) (In case the jpeg doesn't load, the From line is: From: Life Line Screen… (read more)

I get email from Life Line Screening.... (Attached file shows the From line from this message.) (In case the jpeg doesn't load, the From line is: From: Life Line Screening Ad Partner <hhiwipn@nikkon.goldensdistributors.com>)

I have my message filter set to match 'From Contains Screening'. I have 'Match any of the following' set with a check mark. I have 'Perform these actions' set to Mark As Read, and Delete Message. I have 'Apply filter when' set to Manually Run and Getting New Mail -> Filter before junk Classification.

But, after I open my TB, I see that this message is in the Junk box, not being deleted as I intended. Whazzup?

I am running Firefox 102.0.1 (64-bit) and TB 91.11.0 (64-bit) Thanks, Guys. Jerry

Asked by HarryJarr 1 year ago

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downloading mp3 files

Firefox 102.0 (65 bit) on Ubuntu 20.04, for some reason has begun downloading mp3 files as mpga files (Google Chrome doesn't do this). This forces me to edit the extensi… (read more)

Firefox 102.0 (65 bit) on Ubuntu 20.04, for some reason has begun downloading mp3 files as mpga files (Google Chrome doesn't do this). This forces me to edit the extension as I download, since my mp3 player doesn't recognize the mpga extension. How can I fix this?

Asked by tmichael.mcnulty 2 years ago

Last reply by jeronimo17 1 year ago

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Address Book.....Export

You rewrote the code........ Please return to allowing for the Export Of a Single File to backup ones Address Book, instead of backing up ones whole profile as a ZIP! … (read more)

You rewrote the code........ Please return to allowing for the Export Of a Single File to backup ones Address Book, instead of backing up ones whole profile as a ZIP! Thank you :-)

Asked by MattMiller747 2 years ago

Last reply by Hollywoodin2001 1 year ago

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No access to mail

Hi. How can I change the email in my account if I do not have access to tge mail? The mail service has ceased to exist and, of corse, I cannot receive any confirmation co… (read more)

Hi. How can I change the email in my account if I do not have access to tge mail? The mail service has ceased to exist and, of corse, I cannot receive any confirmation codes.

Asked by atom3 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Password Visibility

My features have been working the opposite for instance when I type in my password (happens with Google Chrome also) the eye is open and I can't see my password as I type… (read more)

My features have been working the opposite for instance when I type in my password (happens with Google Chrome also) the eye is open and I can't see my password as I type it but if I tap it it has a diagonal line across the eye but I can see the password. It's like there are different screens under the one I'm looking at and sometimes the screen splits...also options and settings are often blocked, grayed out or the colors dim. I've been having privacy issues and lost access to my original Google account and emails (almost a month now). Everything I do gets compromised and often sends me to developer sites and I'm not very technical so I don't do anything on them. It seems to happen in Android (even with all of their permissions disabled and uninstalled) they change back. I just finished up a nasty lawsuit and the son is part of Powerhouse in Arizona. I have screenshots but can't find them to attach.

Cara

Asked by Stnr1 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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No sound in Firefox

Hi, For quite some time I've been having issues with sound in Firefox, specifically that there isn't any. I've tried some things to fix the problem but haven't found any… (read more)

Hi,

For quite some time I've been having issues with sound in Firefox, specifically that there isn't any. I've tried some things to fix the problem but haven't found any solutions. The problem is isolated to Firefox as Chrome and other apps will play video with sound. It's also not limited to certain websites. What's interesting is when I open the soundmixer, it shows a green bar going up and down as if there is audio playing. I've also tried troubleshooting mode without any success. Other things I've tried are: - Updating drivers (everything was up to date) - Re-installing Firefox - Allowing Firefox to automatically play video with sound

Any ideas?

Greetings, Gavin W

Asked by Gavin W 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Thunderbird

I use thunderbird to get my emails from gmail But I keep getting emails that are not addressed to me For eg t*************a@aol.com t******J@aol.com and many others ed… (read more)

I use thunderbird to get my emails from gmail But I keep getting emails that are not addressed to me For eg t*************a@aol.com t******J@aol.com and many others


edited email from public and spam bots view.

Asked by trevorandsylvia 1 year ago

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URL into email

I am wanting to put a long URL into the body of an email. How can I condense this to a more reasonable size and rename? Thank you.

Asked by artmo 1 year ago

Last reply by david 1 year ago

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email font

New laptop so needed to load Thunderbird. Previously emails in the Inbox when clicked on went from bold face type to regular type. Now they remain in bold face, no matter… (read more)

New laptop so needed to load Thunderbird. Previously emails in the Inbox when clicked on went from bold face type to regular type. Now they remain in bold face, no matter what is done, seemingly forever. Is there a way to get them to go to regular type? It is sure much easier for me to tell which ones I've already read. Thanks for any suggestions. Richard

Asked by rfwisner2 1 year ago

Last reply by Toad-Hall 1 year ago