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Whenever I click on a link in an Outlook email it opens a new Firefox window instead of opening a new tab on an already open Firefox window

Hi, I use Firefox as my default browser. Whenever I click on a link in an email it opens a new Firefox window instead of opening a new tab on a Firefox window that is alr… (read more)

Hi,

I use Firefox as my default browser.

Whenever I click on a link in an email it opens a new Firefox window instead of opening a new tab on a Firefox window that is already open.

My preference is for it to open a new tab on an already open Firefox window.

I have looked in the settings / preferences and can’t seem to find where to make this change.

Please can you advise the process / steps for me to make this to happen.

Asked by jamesburbidgeking 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox does not correctly display text containing unusual characters.

Special characters from other languages often do not display correctly. See attached screen print. This screen print was done from article at http://www.jewishworldreview… (read more)

Special characters from other languages often do not display correctly. See attached screen print. This screen print was done from article at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1119/burger_wont_rot.php3

Asked by ge-marble 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I access the firefox bookmark "library" window so I can rename/move/delete bookmarks quickly. It seems to be hidden.

I am trying to get to the bookmarks library window similar to to the attached. I have searched all over but can not seem to find an up to date article. (even the Mozill… (read more)

I am trying to get to the bookmarks library window similar to to the attached.

I have searched all over but can not seem to find an up to date article. (even the Mozilla help article is out of date).

Asked by applephx 1 year ago

Answered by Senali Madawala 1 year ago

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Why does the FF cache become excessively large, and how can I constrain it?

In an earlier version of FF, there was an explicit user setting for maximum cache size -- this was very helpful in constraining the bloat which regularly occurs with mult… (read more)

In an earlier version of FF, there was an explicit user setting for maximum cache size -- this was very helpful in constraining the bloat which regularly occurs with multiple tabs open for any extended period of time. At some point in the past few years, this setting disappeared from the up-front user option pages (but might still be around in some deeper, less-obvious setting as I have an older machine which still seems to honor its limit set long ago).

Since I routinely have to purge the webpage cache in order to regain responsiveness and function of FF when my regular tabs remain open for most of the day, I would like to see this setting return to the user-option front pages -- or know where it is located in some deeper option page.

More to the point, though, I would really like FF to constrain itself by design from bloating out on webpage cache -- reminds me too much of the 'memory leakage' problem which came to plague the Opera browser that I finally abandoned 10+ years ago for FF. I realize that many website developers these days are enamored with the bells, whistles and flashy graphics needed to gain eyeballs and earn something from clicks and click-throughs, but the present-day notion of some endless user supply of RAM grates quite hard with someone of my vintage and experience with computers since the late 1960s.

Asked by jhvance 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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I changed toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets=true and ff still does not read userChrome.css. It is working on a laptop.

The laptop is running V 69.0.2 and somehow, the desktop got on the beta channel (which I have since changed) and is running V 70.0b12. I copied the working userChrome.cs… (read more)

The laptop is running V 69.0.2 and somehow, the desktop got on the beta channel (which I have since changed) and is running V 70.0b12. I copied the working userChrome.css file from the laptop to PC, but it just isn't getting read. Anything else that needs to be changed? I hate tabs on top!

Asked by DG 2 years ago

Answered by DG 2 years ago

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I get an error: "Blocked by Content Security Policy" when I open any e-mail. It say further "Firefox prevented this page from loading"

It started yesterday. When I open my XFINITY email service and try to read any e-mail, the whole body of the e-mail is "Blocked by Content Security Policy." And it says f… (read more)

It started yesterday. When I open my XFINITY email service and try to read any e-mail, the whole body of the e-mail is "Blocked by Content Security Policy." And it says further that "Firefox prevent this page from loading." It looks like it is a problem from the Firefox browser. Your help would be appreciated.

Asked by frankdobner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox newbie here. I have many .mht files (saved from IE11) that do not seem to open in Firefox.

As a newbie is there something I need to add into Firefox first to make these mht files load? I shall shortly be changing to Windows 10: will that solve the problem? … (read more)

As a newbie is there something I need to add into Firefox first to make these mht files load?

I shall shortly be changing to Windows 10: will that solve the problem?

Asked by avery_bj 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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can't delete bookmarks

I am unable to delete bookmarks. Not with the Delete function on any menu, and not by dragging off the Bookmarks Menu list in Library to the sidebar (which used to work).… (read more)

I am unable to delete bookmarks. Not with the Delete function on any menu, and not by dragging off the Bookmarks Menu list in Library to the sidebar (which used to work). I have used Cookie5 (now disabled), which bloggers say corrupts places.sqlite. I have tried these things: I deleted the places file and restarted. This wiped bookmarks but not their folders. 2. I went to Time Machine and replaced current places file with older ones. Bookmarks returned but still no delete option. 3. I tried to restore bookmarks from backups. All JSON backups must be corrupted, because none will open. And the Export and Backup functions do not work either. 4. I checked Places Database to Verify Integrity. No solution there, but readout is below. 5. I tried to create a new profile, set up an account and tried to sync. No luck. So I copied an older places.sqlite file into the new Profile: the bookmarks were there, but in the new profile the problem of deleting them remained. I am stumped.

Readout: > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI

Asked by makipper 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Copy content of inspector

I have saved an html page, I do 'inspect element'. That opens a web developer's interface on tab 'inspector'. What I want to do next is copy all that is in it. Ctrl-A doe… (read more)

I have saved an html page, I do 'inspect element'. That opens a web developer's interface on tab 'inspector'. What I want to do next is copy all that is in it. Ctrl-A does not select all.

Asked by erw1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I remove the "Did you mean to go to..." drop down bar when searching for something in the search bar?

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a pr… (read more)

How can I remove the drop down bar that asks me if I "meant to go to" some specific place every time I do a single-word search in the search bar? Apparently this was a problem a few years ago with a Firefox update, and it has just started happening to me after this most recent update. It is extremely annoying and there isn't anything in Options that allows a user to turn it off.

I tried a potential fix posted in one of the older support threads regarding this issue (switching browser.fixup.dns_first_for_single_words preference from false to true) but it doesn't seem to have worked, even after disabling the DNS's "Web Address Error Redirect Service", then resetting Firefox and my router after changing that setting.

Another method I tried was changing my DNS settings I also tried setting keyword.enabled to false, but that did not work either.

I've attached a screenshot of the specific drop down bar I'm referring to.

Asked by B M 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Find my old bookmarks

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browse… (read more)

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browser seems to have disappeared since then since then and I was offered to open a Firefox account which I did thinking that would get my bookmarks(or Favourites) back but it hasn't. I think this new account does not recognise me. I don't have any bookmarks or favourites on any other browser. Is it possible to retrieve my oroginal Mozilla Firefox account which has got dozens of Bookmarks on it for me ? Thank you.

Asked by Pibear1 1 year ago

Answered by Senali Madawala 1 year ago

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Can you PLEASE REINSTATE zoom functionality using touchpad to Firefox? It used to have it... thanks

I used to be able to zoom in and out so smoothly and seemlessly by just using the touchpad and pinching fingers, and at some point, with more recent updates/upgrades, thi… (read more)

I used to be able to zoom in and out so smoothly and seemlessly by just using the touchpad and pinching fingers, and at some point, with more recent updates/upgrades, this disappeared. I've been using FF for a while now, so would be great if this zooming control from touchpad would be really great again!

(None of the zoom add-ons have worked)

Asked by ger 1 year ago

Answered by Theodorax 1 year ago

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OK button on download window is disabled

When downloading a file, the file download window pops up. The option "Save this file" is automatically selected, which is good. But the OK button is disabled until I hov… (read more)

When downloading a file, the file download window pops up. The option "Save this file" is automatically selected, which is good. But the OK button is disabled until I hover over it, or for several seconds or something? Sometimes it stays disabled, and sometimes it enabled itself quite quickly. It seems kind of random.

Bottomline is, I want that OK button to be ALWAYS enabled. I want to be able to hit the enter key as soon as the download window pops up. I don't want my browser to make me wait arbitrarily. That's annoying.

I would also like to know why the "Do this from now on" checkbox is disabled. Why can't I make downloads always start right away without that (to me, silly) download window popping up? That's what that checkbox is for, is it not?

I would suggest that disabling a UI control is always bad if it's not absolutely completely 100% crystal clear WHY it's disabled. Instead, display a message or whatever explaining why something can't be done.

Asked by thany 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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My bose headphones connect to all programs, (including other browsers), and my windows 10 system without any problems, but will not work in firefox.

Bose AE2 Soundlink Stereo bluetooth headphones have worked perfectly in firefox for years, and still do for my entire computer, including other browsers on it. Suddenly s… (read more)

Bose AE2 Soundlink Stereo bluetooth headphones have worked perfectly in firefox for years, and still do for my entire computer, including other browsers on it. Suddenly stopped working recently in firefox only. I have already reinstalled firefox and gone through every procedure recommended in the help faq to no avail. I have updated all Bose software and the headphones. Nothing has worked, and I only use my bluetooth headset on this computer, a HP Envy laptop (Win 10 PRO). The speakers on this computer work fine with firefox, and work in firefox. Please help! Desperate here...

Asked by jlmjr 1 year ago

Answered by jlmjr 1 year ago

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Server Connection Failed Error...

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error: Secure Connection Failed An e… (read more)

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com. Peer reports it experienced an internal error. Error code: SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I am on my Mac Pro, running OS 10.14.3. If I open listings on a Windows machine on the same internet connection, the pages load fine. The problem persists even after clearing the cache/cookies. I need to find out what is causing this, as I use eBay on a daily basis for work. If anyone has any ideas, your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The only extensions I am using are UBlock Origin (pages do not load properly with it disabled, either), Facebook Purity, and New Tab override.

Asked by Brian 1 year ago

Answered by Brian 1 year ago

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I can''t bookmark any pages now. It worked the last time I used it, now when I click it nothing at all happens?

I click on the star to bookmark the Gators Softball twitter, facebook, and fall schedules and nothing at all happens. Usually a box drops down if you want to edit what to… (read more)

I click on the star to bookmark the Gators Softball twitter, facebook, and fall schedules and nothing at all happens. Usually a box drops down if you want to edit what to call the bookmark. But nothing at all happens now. What is going on? How can I fix this? Help! It used to work, even just last week I bookmarked something I think.

Asked by Jeanne M 1 year ago

Answered by Jeanne M 1 year ago

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How to get rid of the url box in the bottom left corner with Version 70

With version 70 the flashing flickering url box in the bottom left corner has returned, even though the CSS that worked to kill it in earlier releases remains in mu userc… (read more)

With version 70 the flashing flickering url box in the bottom left corner has returned, even though the CSS that worked to kill it in earlier releases remains in mu userchrome.css file. The CSS that worked before is

#statuspanel-label,.statuspanel-label
  {
    -moz-appearance: none !important;
    opacity: .01 !important;
  }

and someone more recently used

#statuspanel { display:none !important; }

but neither of these are working for me in Version 70. How do I get rid of this? Thanks.

Asked by OneMoreName 2 years ago

Answered by OneMoreName 2 years ago