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URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia fails after browser update

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia re… (read more)

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia reports that the page does not exist, showing the error message like in the attached screenshot. I've tried recreating the search shortcut, but to no avail, it still shows the error. How do i fix the situation?

Asked by robokopfer 2 days ago

Last reply by robokopfer 1 minute ago

about opening word files(*.doc)

When opening word files(*.doc) on the server with Firefox browser, it is very slow, but other browsers open word very quickly. Is this a bug in the design of the firebox … (read more)

When opening word files(*.doc) on the server with Firefox browser, it is very slow, but other browsers open word very quickly. Is this a bug in the design of the firebox browser?

Asked by 1346942613 3 hours ago

Last reply by 1346942613 45 minutes ago

Trouble restoring firefox from backup

Hi, After losing my session history and bookmarks from using firefox's "forget last 5 minutes" feature on accident, I used shadowcopyview to create a backup of my old pro… (read more)

Hi,

After losing my session history and bookmarks from using firefox's "forget last 5 minutes" feature on accident, I used shadowcopyview to create a backup of my old profile. Now, after two reinstalls, I still cannot recover my session or bookmarks, even when replacing the old profile entirely.

JeffersonCher's wonderful scrounger has helped me to recover from a similiar blunder in the past, but this time, attempting to recover the session from a recovery file gave me 3 websites I haven't visited in 2 years and an error message when attempting to recover the bookmarks.

Anything you can provide would be a big help: I am very confused on how to really proceed.

Thanks!

Asked by Pendragonchen1 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 49 minutes ago

Pinned facebook tabs unpin and reload automatically on browser restart

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the fac… (read more)

I've facebook container addon installed https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/facebook-container/. If I pin any facebook tab and restart the browser, all the facebook tabs unpin and automatically reload themselves. browser.sessionstore.restore_pinned_tabs_on_demand is already set to true.

This is pretty annoying. How do I get rid of this?

Asked by Nikhil 53 minutes ago

Can't add bookmarks

Hi guys~ for some reasons I can't add bookmarks on my firefox browsers. At first, the marked webpage will only show names but not the link, when i click on the bookmarks … (read more)

Hi guys~ for some reasons I can't add bookmarks on my firefox browsers. At first, the marked webpage will only show names but not the link, when i click on the bookmarks that i saved it won't direct me to page. Now even worse, the bookmark function doesn't work at all. I tried restore all my settings and redownloaded firefox three times, it's always the same problem. Also the history function doesn't store my current browsing history at all. I 100% sure I didn't change anything at the privacy section.

Asked by xchristina5945 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 55 minutes ago

Lost tabs

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compar… (read more)

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compare prices), couldn't restore the session and had no history. After a dramatic and prolonged freakout, I actually found help on this site and managed to open the correct upgrades.jsonlz4 files with the jeffersoncher scrounger website. I meant to save all of the links in a word file since I no longer trusted firefox to open my tabs after an update, but real life happened. I kept putting it off and was content to have the tabs on hand as a list on the scrounger website. But then ANOTHER automatic update happened and now I no longer find the old .jsonlz4 file - I have a few really old ones (from 2017 and 2019) but the one from around the time period of the first tab loss only has tabs about restoring lost history. I now, just as before, again have no history to find the tabs with the books I want that way. My question is: I would very much like to have those tabs back - some of those books were meant as gifts and finding them the analog way is possible, but very time-consuming. Is there any way I could find the correct .jsonlz4 file (I even remember the date it was modified as shown in file explorer - or should I just give up the whole affair as lost and no longer waste time on it? I'll try reinstalling firefox after I post this message, but given that it didn't work last time, I'm not very optimistic.

Thanks in advance, all the best Ana

Asked by ana.perpar 9 hours ago

Last reply by ana.perpar 1 hour ago

Remove close-window-button or remove the whole tab part in fullscreen without GNOME topbar

Is there any way to remove the close-window-button or the whole tab part. I want to avoid the user close the browser. I know there is Kiosk mode, but kiosk mode seems can… (read more)

Is there any way to remove the close-window-button or the whole tab part. I want to avoid the user close the browser. I know there is Kiosk mode, but kiosk mode seems cannot keep back button

Asked by wyt94yx 3 hours ago

Last reply by strafy 2 hours ago

Uninstall Firefox

My brother accidentally deleted my Firefox files permanently and now I want to uninstall my Firefox but it says, my windows cannot find my files for Mozilla Firefox unins… (read more)

My brother accidentally deleted my Firefox files permanently and now I want to uninstall my Firefox but it says, my windows cannot find my files for Mozilla Firefox uninstall helper.exe. Is there a way I can do to uninstall my Firefox?

Asked by abascynna 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

Website login blocked

I use Simplify.com to track some financial data but I cannot log in from the Firefox browser. I can get to the login screen but when I click login there is a spinning cir… (read more)

I use Simplify.com to track some financial data but I cannot log in from the Firefox browser. I can get to the login screen but when I click login there is a spinning circle which never stops. I think I have found ways to put this in the exceptions but nothing works. I have a similar issue with Zinio.com. I can get to the website but cannot login. For both of these sites I have to use Google Chrome to get in.

Asked by klancey7 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 hours ago

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In Shaw webmail, incoming email complete except for body of email (completely empty). In Shaw Webmail Inbox, after Subject (in bold) first few words of the body of email are light gray--as usual. In Safari, Shaw webmail works OK.

What can I do to continue using Firefox to access my Shaw webmail? Using Firefox (but not Safari) seems to blank out only the body of emails (Incoming & Sent) when … (read more)

What can I do to continue using Firefox to access my Shaw webmail? Using Firefox (but not Safari) seems to blank out only the body of emails (Incoming & Sent) when I save a Draft into the Draft folder and retrieve it, the body of the email is there. But when I send the draft to myself, the body of the email becomes empty EVEN THOUGH, IN THE INBOX, THE FIRST LINES OF THE BODY APPEAR IN LIGHT GRAY AFTER THE SUBJECT '(WHICH IS IN BLACK).

SUGGESTIONS?? (I like Firefox and want to use it. In fact, I contribute modestly to Mozilla. HELP!

Asked by fredbass 7 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 hours ago

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iCloud Mail... can't read body of email

Log in just fine, can access all emails and folders but the body of the email is either magically invisible like David Copperfield made it disappear or it's just not load… (read more)

Log in just fine, can access all emails and folders but the body of the email is either magically invisible like David Copperfield made it disappear or it's just not loading for the first time for me... ever. Oh, this is in iCloud mail on a pc because I'm only a hundredaire. Any suggestions for a fix? Thanks in advance!!

Asked by NutnfancyFan 7 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Add " Norton Search " Search Engine

Can you ADD " Norton Search " as another option for a Search Engine  ? https://search.norton.com/ It is Excellent  ! Very easy to use. Format is very … (read more)

Can you ADD " Norton Search " as another option for a Search Engine  ?

https://search.norton.com/

It is Excellent  ! Very easy to use. Format is very good.

Thanks,

jeff

[email]

Asked by roth6116 5 hours ago

Last reply by strafy 3 hours ago

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Can't seem to recover my session

Hi, I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't lo… (read more)

Hi,

I always have dozens of tabs opened, if not hundreds. They have vanished. I’ve been trying to follow the topics on the matter, such as the one named ‘Session won't load’ (questions/1254740), to no avail.

Finally, this time I remembered not to close Firefox when I saw my tabs where suddenly missing. I’ve never seen the ‘Restore the previous session’ on the Firefox menu, and neither did I this time. Without closing the browser, I did a backup of the ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder. It contains:

‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42 ‘recovery.baklz4’, from 22/11/2020 18:57 ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ from 22/11/2020 18:58 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201027185343’ from 31/10/2020 13:42 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201108180448’ from 10/11/2020 15:05 ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34

The one I need is ‘previous.jsonlz4’, since by 18:57 I’ve already lost my tabs. From the update backups I think I could also use the one from 22/11. In any case, I don’t understand what I am doing wrong so as to recover the ‘previous.jsonlz4’. This is what I’ve tried from different threads on my profile folder:

The ‘-backup’ and ‘OLD’ changes belong to different attempts

- Rename (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) ‘recovery.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery.baklz4’ to ‘recovery-backup.jsonlz4’ and ‘recovery-backup.baklz4’, and also tried with ‘recoveryOLD.jsonlz4’ and ‘recoveryOLD.baklz4’ - Rename ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder to ‘sessionstore-backupsOLD’ - Rename (on the main profile folder) ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’ file to‘sessionstore-backup.jsonlz4’, and also tried with ‘sessionstoreOLD.jsonlz4’ - Copy/paste the ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file into the main profile folder. - Rename ‘previous.jsonlz4’ to ‘sessionstore.jsonlz4’

Nothing has worked. Once followed the steps, Firefox keeps opening my startup page. Note that it does not restore my previous session (that is, some tabs regarding this same subject), but my startup page, which means my attempts are having some effect, although not the desired one. I do have the ‘Restore previous session’ checkmarked in ‘Setting/General/Startup.

I also tried to replace ‘recovery.baklz4’ (on ‘sessionstore-backups’ folder) with ‘previous.jsonlz4’, from 22/11/2020 17:42, hoping to be prompted with the ‘Well, this is embarrassing’ + ’Restore’ window. I had no success.

I’ve been trying to recover my tabs for hour by now and don’t find what I am doing wrong. Why does Firefox refuse to load my ‘previous.jsonlz4’ file? Am I missing something? Maybe ‘previous.jsonlz4’ is corrupted or something? Should I try to use the ‘upgrade.jsonlz4-20201112153044’ from 22/11/2020 10:34 file? (Although I would lose some information)

Some people talk about a ‘History > Restore Previous Session’. I cannot find anything similar.

Thank you very much

Asked by delfion.815 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

Unable to restore session from file

Hey! First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error … (read more)

Hey!

First time I get that, I usually lose my tabs due to my mistake but this morning after starting my PC all the tabs were gone with no option to restore or any error message. I backed up my previous session json and other files by hand but every time i copy it back into my profile folder and rename it sessionstore.jsonlz4 it just gets deleted after I open firefox and none of my old tabs get loaded. I scrounged the files before and saw that they contain my lost tabs, I just can't seem to restore them. I tried reinstalling firefox too but that didn't help.

Did the restore system change or is the backup corrupt ? Thanks!

Fred

Asked by ftarabout 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 hours ago

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Firefox on Debian nothing loads or opens.

Mozilla Firefox 78.8.0esr, Debian 10.9 (x86-64), no add-ons, and none of the pages are loading. Hi everyone, just wanted to check if someone had this issue before or know… (read more)

Mozilla Firefox 78.8.0esr, Debian 10.9 (x86-64), no add-ons, and none of the pages are loading.

Hi everyone, just wanted to check if someone had this issue before or knows a solution please. Since yesterday, non of the pages in Firefox are loading. On the same computer, using other browsers there are no issues at all.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. Purged it as well. Tested with a new profile, (firefox -P...) , same results, nothing loads. No error messages or anything. I will just have the small loading dash on the firefox tab and that's it.

I can't even access localhost, or the troubleshooting settings or the web developer tools. Nothing will open at all.

I found this thread mentioning that it might be related to libnss3. But I have the most recent and stable version available already installed: 2:3.42.1-1+deb10u3

https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=981184

I uninstalled firefox, removed the folder .mozilla and just tried to make sure no trace of Firefox is left. Reinstalled it again, same thing...

I have a VPN, and the same results also with or without the VPN connected.

Any ideas please?

Thanks! Have a good day!

Asked by JesseJames 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 19 hours ago

Why isn't Lockwise saving passwords even though it's been allowed it to?

I've been slowly migrating away from Chrome to Firefox on advice from friends. All of my bookmarks from Chrome were able to be imported, but not logins and websites. I ha… (read more)

I've been slowly migrating away from Chrome to Firefox on advice from friends. All of my bookmarks from Chrome were able to be imported, but not logins and websites. I have followed all of the steps regarding privacy settings and importing such info, including making sure Chrome is closed before importing, but to no avail. In addition, when I try to manually save logins/passwords in Firefox, the dialogue box asking if I want to save this information appears and I select yes. However, when I check my saved logins/passwords, there are zero.

All of my permissions are set to allow Firefox to remember this information, yet it still doesn't after multiple attempts on my part and multiple messages from FF saying that it has successfully saved said info.

In addition, when trying to import logins/passwords from Chrome, the dialogue box says it was successful, but another yellow dialogue box appears telling me to login with my Primary Password, yet does nothing when I click on it except take me to the Logins and Passwords page.

Is there a step I'm missing in all of this that would make the browser tell me all of this is working when in fact it isn't?

Asked by nocoldopen 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

YouTube and random no sound, Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 4B Raspberry Pi OS -- Fully updated OS. Firefox 78.9.0esr (32-bit) -- Latest and greatest for Raspberry Pi OS. Some videos I am getting no sound. I try the … (read more)

Raspberry Pi 4B Raspberry Pi OS -- Fully updated OS. Firefox 78.9.0esr (32-bit) -- Latest and greatest for Raspberry Pi OS.

Some videos I am getting no sound. I try the effected videos in Chromium for Raspberry Pi OS and it works fine. I read about a possible fix and tried disabling hardware acceleration with no effect. I also blew out all the cookies,. history and stored site data. Each attempt closing and reopening Firefox. Same thing on the same videos, no sound in Firefox but fine in Chromium.

Any tips or pointers?

Asked by Tabatchnick 1 day ago

Last reply by Tabatchnick 5 hours ago