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files downloading instead of opening in viewer

I've spent many hours trying to fix this problem. When I click on a document that I want to view, it is downloading to my computer. I have the latest version of firefox o… (read more)

I've spent many hours trying to fix this problem. When I click on a document that I want to view, it is downloading to my computer. I have the latest version of firefox on a windows 11 pc. Please assist.

Asked by Miami Sally 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 6 months ago

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I don't want to always be asked where to save files. I made the change in Settings. but if i restart Fox, setting is not saved

I don't want to always be asked where I want to save files. I'm okay for all future files to be saved in my Downloads folder. I go to settings and remove the Check mark f… (read more)

I don't want to always be asked where I want to save files. I'm okay for all future files to be saved in my Downloads folder. I go to settings and remove the Check mark for "Always ask where to save files". But this setting does not survive a Firefox restart/exit. Why not?

How can I get firefox to preserve my preferred setting?

Asked by Mozilla cheese 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Twitter/X not fully working

Twitter not working properly on Firefox (Volume on videos can't be changed, hovering over buttons doesn't do anything and font looks a bit off, could be just Firefox font… (read more)

Twitter not working properly on Firefox (Volume on videos can't be changed, hovering over buttons doesn't do anything and font looks a bit off, could be just Firefox font or something) works on chrome and other browsers.

Video link that shows this of: https://youtu.be/3Lk83z-ozVI?si=uWYjGhFk294Hn9Dj

Asked by LilyDroid 6 months ago

Answered by LilyDroid 6 months ago

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Addendum to 'Bookmarks Toolbar Open in New Tab'

https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1316474 That was a useful article. But I would prefer to (also here) open a new tab behind the ones already open. Could this als… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/mk/questions/1316474

That was a useful article. But I would prefer to (also here) open a new tab behind the ones already open. Could this also be done?

Asked by don.mitchel 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Should I invest in Advertising Ball-Socket Bearings from Habor Freight to an Audience equating to Travel-Luggage Producers?

Okay; So a super positioned photon has a 720 degree of field displacability within its' emtiness and with its' orbitals and what-not... But why does 4-Wheel luggage mov… (read more)

Okay;

So a super positioned photon has a 720 degree of field displacability within its' emtiness and with its' orbitals and what-not...

But why does 4-Wheel luggage move so much more freely; it may even be in one place while maintaining the same 360 degrees of motions that a 2-Wheeled Luggage has - while it is in a fixed direction...

But they both offer the same 360 degrees of singular direction of motion...but...if you have4 Ball-Socket Joints on the bottom of the luggage, it could be going - without axle request-response reisistancant-fixation...; in spirals about the axis which it is also 360 degree traveling in...it could cover double the distance, while only traveling half the actual linear distance...

~$4 @ Harbor Freight.

P.S. I found a glitch as I typed this - If you "Copy Image," you can Click "Add Image," then "Paste," the Image , successfully - it appeared on the display within that Folder...now it is on My desktop, but it fails to Upload, I can go and repaste - ACTUALLY replacing it on my Desktop...but it fails...


AHHHH unsupported Image Type...

You all could totally allow me to upload into an HTML6 Canvas with WASM, which I would suggest Simply Strips out the Color Positional Data; Storing it as a Binary Format - and then when you go to Display it; simply Read that Fetched Binary into a Linear Memory Sequence, as SetPixel Commands into the Canvas API...You do not REALLY need the WASM...But WebAssembly! (I guess it was the File Type.)

Asked by Volu-t-io-n-era-rit-ly 6 months ago

Answered by Volu-t-io-n-era-rit-ly 6 months ago

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Partial bookmarks and Internet history missing

The computers bookmarks after September 28 and before December 1 2023 are missing as well as the internet history in the mozilla browser only. I see no possible way of re… (read more)

The computers bookmarks after September 28 and before December 1 2023 are missing as well as the internet history in the mozilla browser only. I see no possible way of restoring them. I see no way to contact mozilla directly about this either.

Asked by afastgreyhound 6 months ago

Answered by afastgreyhound 6 months ago

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Sign in window shows only a blank screen

I've been trying to sign in to pinterest, duolingo, etc using the 'sign in with google' option since my account was saved there. Whenever I click it, a sign in window ope… (read more)

I've been trying to sign in to pinterest, duolingo, etc using the 'sign in with google' option since my account was saved there. Whenever I click it, a sign in window opens up as usual, but it only ever shows a blank screen. No matter how long I wait, nothing shows up. I tried clearing cache, and it still didn't work. It worked before, but recently since the past 2 weeks, it became like this and I don't know how to fix it.

I have some extensions on my account so I'll list them out just in case one of them is the one making this problem: -Search by Image -Firefox Relay -uBlock Origin -DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials -TWP - Translate Between Pages -Ecosia


(Below is a screenshot showing what I mean by the sign in window being a blank screen.)

Asked by Soob 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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Opening CNN site from Firefox

Update to Firefox (120.0.1) in Linux Mint blocks CNN - its the only site which appears to be blocked. I get a message telling me that configuration of the site is blockin… (read more)

Update to Firefox (120.0.1) in Linux Mint blocks CNN - its the only site which appears to be blocked. I get a message telling me that configuration of the site is blocking CNN from loading, and goes on as follows.

"" We apologize, but your web browser is configured in such a way that it is preventing this site from implementing required components that protect your privacy and allow you to view and change your privacy settings. This functionality is required for privacy legislation in your region.

We recommend you use a different browser or disable the “EasyList Cookie” filter from your “Content Filtering” settings (found under “Settings” -> “Shields” in the Brave Browser). ""

Rather strange, since I'm using Firefox.

In general, I am thoroughly annoyed with the way the Internet experience is increasingly fouled up by various sites implementing "safety" aspects. It used to be fun, now its a crap experience. Firefox is getting bigger, slower, and infested with site 'improvements' which do absolutely nothing for me - Is it so hard to provide a simple, clean, straightforward browser without so many 'add-ons' that its grinding to a halt? Time was software was written for the users, now its clearly written to give software developers something to do. Can't you create a revolution in software and do something useful, instead of "clever"?

Asked by an_other 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

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espn+ will not let me read articles. But I can watch ESPN+ videos and live shows

I need a fix for my ESPN+ account. I can watch live sports and videos but cannot read ESPN+ articles. Everything works great with Edge and Chrome, so maybe I will have to… (read more)

I need a fix for my ESPN+ account. I can watch live sports and videos but cannot read ESPN+ articles. Everything works great with Edge and Chrome, so maybe I will have to switch browsers.

Asked by vikesprof 6 months ago

Answered by vikesprof 6 months ago

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Browsers UI didn't change since 1999 according to a study

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/ Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter … (read more)

It is ABSURD https://bigthink.com/neuropsych/tab-overload/

Why browsers UI didn't change from 1999, when we know it causes tab overload, brain has to constantly filter everything it sees and how we engage with information is cruical in this age. All we get after 24 years are 4 categories to group tabs. I had even 3000 tabs peaking, average 1000+ reading philosophy. Einstein said: "human stupidity is infinite"...

Bookmarks are atrocious, you cannot even scroll panel with mouse holding bar, cannot cltr+f for existing folders, bookmark manager doesn't find existing folders, it sorts folders with bookmarks together contained under a folder... Doesn't have even tags, with thousands of bookmarks and folders, it would take 10 minutes to find fitting folder... I didn't also find any good 3rd party solutions really...

There are tab manager addons, but if you have again a lot of different tabs, it won't help you, it is useful for short-term workloads, but then you have nothing to store things in more permanent way. Also making notes all the time with reading would cost too energy especially if you need to research many things together... There is prototype of AI that saves all things based how you hover cursor over text etc. It would be great if it supported AI tracking and then highlights important info and makes notes, it is not publicly available yet in some solution...

Note taking programs suffer from same issues, missing core features, chat with AI is still very rudimentary and won't help you bring some small notes or piece of info you read 2 years ago, or something specific on-demand... When note taking program cannot even collapse notebooks on main view and you have seeing like 100ths different entries, or doesn't show available tags and selecte multiple of them quickly together under each notebook...

bottom line: there is no tab management really and all addons are really basic and doesn't support long-term intelligent storage for a lots of tabs so you find what you look for later, bookmarks are unuseable after certain amount (again no good third party solutions i saw...). Note taking programs all suffer from same issues, missing core features, again it is impossible to navigate any else way except using tags, but then if you have many then what, you cannot use tags to find thing nested under 20 other things, some specific bit of info, it will still be vehement to sort, if you cannot use multiple things together like jump to notebook and then see all tags what are there available, which would work better, you cannot remember all tags in each notebook you have... All solutions that exist missing core features and are overly simplistic and vehement... This gave me executive dysfunctions...

And if i give feedback to devs of absolutely logical core things, or what could be better and is missing and what stems from purpose and function and is self-evident: they tell me i am brilliant, it is ABSURD... Don't know what to say... 2023 there is still not way to efficiently make notes, capture knowledge... Even my former 160IQ friend said he had millions of files on disk basically has no idea where anything is... Learns everything from memory as he reads it before he goes to next things... It is really dumb in information age, so much interesting things from what we read is permanently lost, there is no really good way to capture info and link it and bring it easily later... Just diet, or healthy lifestyle can be complex and many different areas that are related and are under 20 other things... IT is impossible to find something later... It is absurdly bad how devs don't realize these things and normal ppl tell you you are crazy if you have over 10 tabs, while it was shown today work can generate easily over 100 tabs and it is important to manage information well... Yet there are no solutions, would have to hire programmer for every small thing i notice somewhere is missing, or is vehement useless basically...

Asked by empleat 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Changing url in the same tab

Hello, currently using 120.0.1 (64-bit) for macos and would like to know how to change behavior: When i'm trying to modify url in tab i'm currently working on and press e… (read more)

Hello, currently using 120.0.1 (64-bit) for macos and would like to know how to change behavior: When i'm trying to modify url in tab i'm currently working on and press enter/return it opens modified url in new tab for some reason. But when i hold option it opens it in current tab, is there any way to make it as default behavior? Thank you very much👍

Asked by Vladimir Rumyantsev 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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restore tabs

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a fi… (read more)

I had 2 windows open, closed one, lost all of my tabs. Restore didn't work. I tried to restore by renaming session-store-backups folder files. doesn't work. There is a file called upgrade.jsonlz4 from November, maybe that could be used to restore tabs somehow?

Asked by ss-shadow 6 months ago

Answered by ss-shadow 6 months ago

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I Keep Getting an Error Message

I have been getting this error message for over a week now, PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. My internet is fine and I have restarted my computer a few time since the problem starte… (read more)

I have been getting this error message for over a week now, PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR. My internet is fine and I have restarted my computer a few time since the problem started. I have added some sites to the Exceptions list but even then they don't work properly. I have tried refreshing Firefox and changed the profile and they both didn't fix the problem. I am sadly not knowledgeable enough to make sense of the Web Developer Tools. The attached image is what my YouTube page looks like after add the site to the Exceptions list.

Asked by Jason Worlock 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back.

No help for this issue: "Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back. We are having trouble restoring your last browsing session. Select Restore Session to try … (read more)

No help for this issue:

"Sorry. We’re having trouble getting your pages back.

We are having trouble restoring your last browsing session. Select Restore Session to try again.

Still not able to restore your session? Sometimes a tab is causing the issue. View previous tabs, remove the checkmark from the tabs you don’t need to recover, and then restore."

Why is Firefox freezing up with bookmarks problems and then opening old tabs upon restart. No bookmarks are imported. Firefox is ruined as of 12/1/23.

Instructions are too complex for average user. Help is no help at all. Why no tech support for Firefox browser issues?

Asked by Rafael Lecuona 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago