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what happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have on my home computer if I sync to my work firefox account as I don't want to lose what I have alrea

Hello , What happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have saved on my home computer if I sync my Firefox work account to my home Firefox browser as I don… (read more)

Hello , What happens to my current bookmarks & folders I already have saved on my home computer if I sync my Firefox work account to my home Firefox browser as I don't want to lose any of my home computer bookmarks and folders?

Wondering if it will override everything removing what I have already bookmarked or if it will just add my work bookmarks to my home account where I will see both?

Also will everything I have bookmarked on my home account be added after the sync to my work account? Which bookmarks will supersede? Will my home bookmarks get added to my work account?

This is really important as there are some home bookmarks I don't want to lose and that I also don't want synced to my work account? Thanks in advance and I don't see any details anywhere on this but it is really important for someone to know before syncing a work and home account.

Please do not bother telling me about updating my account as the new Firefox does not work for my work flow at all and this should not be related to sync question at all as syncing has been there since that version was created. I hate the square tabs as I have to move my window around often and not having the big tabs pinned in 5 rows of 5 where they are 2" by 2" squares are absolutely necessary as I hate the new tab pinning option where the pins are super small and you get all the other stuff below that now that is not needed and lose rows of pins. I could go on but until they have options I will be staying on my current version which would not affect the sync outcomes.

Asked by LisaMichelleS 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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I AM TRYING TO DO SOMETHING BUT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE COMPUTER REFERENCES

IF U DONT UPDATE FIREFOX, EVENTUALLY IT MAKES ITSELF IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNTIL U UPDATE LIKE GOOD LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT … (read more)

IF U DONT UPDATE FIREFOX, EVENTUALLY IT MAKES ITSELF IMPOSSIBLE TO USE UNTIL U UPDATE LIKE GOOD LITTLE BOYS AND GIRLS THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT IS THAT FIREFOX DOES NOT CARE ABOUT THE CRUSHING BLOW IT LANDS ON THE HEADS OF THOUSANDS OF FAITHFUL AND LOYAL FIREFOX USERS. THIS BEING SAID, IN ORDER TO PUT MY QUESTION IN CONTEXT, IS AS FOLLOWS: FAST DIAL AND QUICKFOX NOTES ARE MY LIFE; UNFORTUNATELY, FIREFOX IS THE ONLY BROWSER THAT I WANT TO USE. SO I AM STUCK WITH HAVING A BROWSER THAT RIPS AWAY THE VERY FOUNDATION OF MY LIFE ON MY COMPUTER. FAST DIAL IS REPLACEABLE; I DONT LIKE ALL THE OTHER 'FAST DIAL WANNABEES' BUT THEY ARE ADEQUATE. QUICKFOX NOTES IS ANOTHER MATTER ENTIRELY: NOT ONE OF THE HUNDREDS OF 'NOTES' [AND IT SEEMS I HAVE TRIED EVERY ONE] THAT ALL SHOUT ABOUT THEIR GREAT FEATURES AND EASE OF USE, [NOT ONE] COME ANYWHERE CLOSE TO SERVING AS AN ADEQUATE REPLACEMENT FOR QUICKFOX NOTES [EXCEPT ONE]. SO WE COME TO MY WOE, BECAUSE THE ONLY REPLACEMENT I WANT FOR QUICKFOX IS "OPENOTE"!!! NO, I DID NOT SAY ONENOTE" AND THERES THE RUB. I HAVE SPENT HOURS SEARCHING AND GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES TRYING TO FIND OPENOTE THE SECOND TIME. I HAD IT BUT I LOST IT AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND ENUF COMPUTER TALK IN ORDER TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO GET IT BACK FROM MY COMPUTER WHERE IT HAS HIDDEN IT FROM ME. PLEASE HELP. AND THANK U VERY MUCH FOR READING MY TALE OF WOE.

Asked by epiphany247 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Disqus Comments won't load in Firefox on the New Civil Rights Movement website

I have been using Firefox for over a decade, just this past month Comments won't load on the website for the New Civil Rights Movement. When I click the "see Comments" l… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for over a decade, just this past month Comments won't load on the website for the New Civil Rights Movement. When I click the "see Comments" link NOTHING HAPPENS. I've tried using Firefox in "Safe Mode", but it made no difference. My Flash software is up to date. I don't have this problem in either Chrome or Internet Explorer, and only on that one website.

Please don't tell me to clear my cookies or History. I tried that and it didn't work either.

Asked by Etaoin 9 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 9 months ago

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Each new version will not work on my machine. I'm forced to stick with version 56.0.2

I (and most of my coworkers) use a Windows 7 laptop. Any version of Firefox after 56.0.2 simply will not open. We must either use 56.0.2 (which is a security risk, per … (read more)

I (and most of my coworkers) use a Windows 7 laptop. Any version of Firefox after 56.0.2 simply will not open. We must either use 56.0.2 (which is a security risk, per the Mozilla website) or we have to switch to Chrome or IE. For many years, I have used Firefox (and use the latest version on my home computers), so all my bookmarks and processes are based on this browser. Every posted solution either requires me to make changes to the latest update (which won't open, so I can't change it) or it goes to a technical level that I can't handle. I've seen many posts about this problem (or similar), but apparently, it's not something that mozilla can fix, since I've loaded each new version as they come out, with the same result and have to reinstall the 56.0.2 version. Rather than losing a growing group of customers, if someone has a fix for this, let me know and more importantly, let mozilla know, so they can update the next version and bring us back!

Asked by smartel47 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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'Save Image As' Is Now Only Saves to Last Folder

I used to save images to certain folders. For example, all Artist of a particular site would save to their own folders. For some random reason this changed and now I ha… (read more)

I used to save images to certain folders. For example, all Artist of a particular site would save to their own folders. For some random reason this changed and now I have to hunt around for the folders every time I save an image. This is so frustrating. I tried changing the about:config string but it doesn't work. When Firefox was first launched it was innovated, flexible, and highly customizable but recently its just buggy with issues that never get resolved. I have two questions which I am sure will never get addressed correctly... 1. Is there a fix for this issue? [A real fix, not just an inconvenient patch or instructions that won't work.] 2. Is Firefox going to get better or has it just one among many browsers that are mediocre?

Asked by Souperman 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where did my profile go? Where is my session?

I opened Firefox and it opened as usual... but I can't restore my session. not only that, my addons are all gone, my history is gone, everything is gone?! How can this ha… (read more)

I opened Firefox and it opened as usual... but I can't restore my session. not only that, my addons are all gone, my history is gone, everything is gone?!

How can this happen? Why would it happen without any messages? After I was using the Extended Support version and it upgraded to Quantum automatically and decided to purge my profile of addon data, making me lose all my old sessions and thousands of saved web pages, I'm absolutely losing my mind over the incredible data loss that Firefox is causing without thinking twice about it!?

I looked in %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\ and there's only one folder in there and it has been created twenty minutes ago, when I started the browser. This is horrendous data loss if my previous profile is really gone!

Asked by firefox.sync3 9 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Firefox persistently crashes on start through reinstall, new profile

Firefox started crashing on start, in "Safe Mode", after uninstall and reinstall, and on a clean profile. It doesn't even provide a crash report; when it starts, it immed… (read more)

Firefox started crashing on start, in "Safe Mode", after uninstall and reinstall, and on a clean profile. It doesn't even provide a crash report; when it starts, it immediately displays the Crash Reporter with the following:

The application has had a problem and crashed.

Unfortunately, the crash reporter is unable to submit a report for this crash.

Details: The application didn't leave an application data file

Asked by roywig 2 years ago

Last reply by Tonnes 2 years ago

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Last time I updated, Yahoo became my search page, and nothing worked! I'm afraid to update again!

Is it really necessary to update all the time? As I said, the last time I updated, everything was erased and I had a new search engine! (Yahoo) I don't want a new … (read more)

Is it really necessary to update all the time? As I said, the last time I updated, everything was erased and I had a new search engine! (Yahoo) I don't want a new search engine! I don't want everything I've saved to disappear! I don't want to lose everything and find that nothing works! Do I really need to update, and if so, is there a way to do it without all the nightmares?

Asked by McKat 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Unexplained Exception Errors in Console

Often I am on a page and it will hang for a bit, so I resorted to having the Browser Console open when visiting some of the pages where I have noticed it happening to see… (read more)

Often I am on a page and it will hang for a bit, so I resorted to having the Browser Console open when visiting some of the pages where I have noticed it happening to see what if any errors are presented in the console that might shed light on that.

Well, I can't say I didn't get what I asked for, hundreds of thrown exceptions but frankly I can't make sense of them and when trying to research them, all Mozilla says is that its a generic error where we shove anything we don't know how to explain, so that's immensely helpful - not.

So I am hoping someone here has seen this or at least knows how to figure out what it is and what's causing it beyond, its a generic error for things we don't know and so therefore there is not actual helpful resource :)

In particular, it says it is from ThreadSafeDevToolsUtils.js:88 but looking at it provides literally no helpful insight.

Here is the error (hundreds of them, but I'll give you just one copy):

"Handler function threw an exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsITraceableChannel.setNewListener]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js :: _setupResponseListener :: line 1262" data: no] Stack: _setupResponseListener@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1262:28 _createNetworkEvent@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1138:5 _onRequestHeader@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1163:5 NetworkMonitor.prototype.observeActivity<@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1015:7 exports.makeInfallible/<@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/ThreadSafeDevToolsUtils.js:109:14 Line: 1262, column: 0"

/**

* Report that |who| threw an exception, |exception|.
*/

exports.reportException = function reportException(who, exception) {

 const msg = `${who} threw an exception: ${exports.safeErrorString(exception)}`;
 dump(msg + "\n");
 if (typeof console !== "undefined" && console && console.error) {
-->   console.error(msg);
 }

};

Does anyone have a clue what is going on here and can help clarify things for me please?

Asked by GµårÐïåñ 1 year ago

Last reply by Shadow110 1 year ago

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Bookmarks in Firefox v.56 vs v.57

Windows 7pro is my operating system. I have ~ 1mb of Bookmarks organized and saved in v.56; however, v.57+ as far as I can tell will destroy my organization. Why should I… (read more)

Windows 7pro is my operating system.

I have ~ 1mb of Bookmarks organized and saved in v.56; however, v.57+ as far as I can tell will destroy my organization.

Why should I destroy 20+ years of organization based on the requirements of my work?

And why can't Mozilla provide the option of maintaining older versions of Bookmarks and the Toolbar?

Seems like you've destroyed a wonderful product to cater to the game-playing millennials and sacrifice those of use you do real work!!

ps: I learned to program using Assembler, Fortran II on 4k, 8k and 16k computers. I do not surf the net nor belong to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or any of the other data-steeling trash websites.

Life is fine using DuckDuckGo, Ghoastery, https everywhere and common sense!!!

Asked by EcoResolve 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Can't import bookmarks from Firefox 63.0 to Firefox 56.0.2

I was running Firefox ver. 56.0.2. Somehow it updated to Firefox 63.0. I reinstalled ver. 56.0.2. All my bookmarks have disappeared. I have tried to restore yesterdays… (read more)

I was running Firefox ver. 56.0.2. Somehow it updated to Firefox 63.0. I reinstalled ver. 56.0.2. All my bookmarks have disappeared. I have tried to restore yesterdays bookmarks and I get a message saying "unable to process the backup file".

How can I get my bookmarks back?

Thanks, Docfxit

PS: I also can't save a bookmark

Asked by Docfxit 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in earlier versions?

Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in 56.0.2 ? I have stubbornly refused to update FF because newer versions have lost this f… (read more)

Is is possible to increase the number of top site thumbnails in tabs to 15 like in 56.0.2 ?

I have stubbornly refused to update FF because newer versions have lost this feature.

NOTE: unable to 'Upload images:' after 3 attempts, last using tiny .jpg file

Asked by stepmas 1 year ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago