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How can I turn off the new (and really irritating) url textbox popout feature/styling ?

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln… (read more)

This is not the same as the https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1270094 - "how do i turn off the popup urlbar in the latest nightly build? Question and the soln to that Q: set browser.urlbar.megabar preference to false has no effect on what I'm seeing ( or rather, being stabbed in the eyes with ) - the search bar url text box now becomes a popup window in its own right.

Asked by Bob 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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How to turn off email notifications?

This site keeps sending me unnecessary emails, such as telling me when I have a private message. With most sites you can just turn off email notifications but there doesn… (read more)

This site keeps sending me unnecessary emails, such as telling me when I have a private message. With most sites you can just turn off email notifications but there doesn't seem to be any way to do it here?

Asked by MartyJames 5 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 months ago

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"Restore previous session" is no longer an option on the History tab or in the 3-bar menu. Windows 7 Pro, FF 74.0

I think this occurred after a recent update, not sure when. Also, "History > Recently closed windows > Restore all windows" does not restore previous windows eith… (read more)

I think this occurred after a recent update, not sure when. Also, "History > Recently closed windows > Restore all windows" does not restore previous windows either. "Options > General > Startup > Restore previous session" is checked, as is "Warn you when quitting the browser" also.

Asked by Daddyo37 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Website Access denied

For the website (statesman.com) I have two icons left of the address that say 1. You have blocked location information for this website. & 2. You have blocked notific… (read more)

For the website (statesman.com) I have two icons left of the address that say 1. You have blocked location information for this website. & 2. You have blocked notifications for this website.

I have accessed this site everyday for years and now cannot get into it while I can on other devices. Suggestions please.

Asked by c13563 4 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 4 months ago

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On update to 74.0 several sites do not work - yahoo.com, weather,com, harborfreight.com and others. Most work OK. dom.storage.next_gen is false

Two computers updated to 74.0 (64 bit) today. Prior to the update no problems. After the update several sites are ignored on both machines. No errors, warnings, etc. … (read more)

Two computers updated to 74.0 (64 bit) today. Prior to the update no problems. After the update several sites are ignored on both machines. No errors, warnings, etc. It is as if you never entered the url. Tried about 50 sites, found 4 that don't work (ones I use regularly). Found a thread about 70.1 that sounded similar which suggested setting dom.storage.next_gen to false. Checked and it was already false. Tried safe mode - no difference.

Asked by rbsmith1000 5 months ago

Answered by Liz Cowburn 5 months ago

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Latest reason why the "don't let Flash run automatically" decision was a FAIL

Once again, we have a new release (74.0). Once again, the developers who believe themselves to be gods do not think users should be allowed to set Firefox to allow Flash… (read more)

Once again, we have a new release (74.0). Once again, the developers who believe themselves to be gods do not think users should be allowed to set Firefox to allow Flash on specific sites without asking EVERY SESSION, somehow believing that inconveniencing the users is somehow going to force website admins to move away from Flash before the announced deprecation at the END of the year.

Now one of my daily-visited sites (the one for Daily Jumble) will not wait for me to enable Flash, and when I do enable it I then have to refresh the page to make it work. It is obvious that if what I have been asking for all along -- being able to tell Firefox to enable Flash always FOR THIS SITE ONLY -- would alleviate the problem, but since the gods cannot see through the eyes of the users, I am now further inconvenienced by their decision.

I maintain that they moved too quickly and too drastically to implement this change, and I have no reason to believe posting this will make any difference, but I again want them to know that instead of Firefox being the most user-friendly browser in the world (as it USED to be) it now has enough user-UNfriendliness to be as despised as Internet Explorer was.

I do not believe it to be an unreasonable request to allow this, because they could simply put that functionality in, then take it out along with all Flash support in the first release of 2021. But they think they know better. Sorry, guys, but you DO NOT.

Asked by Kymber 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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How to disable badges?

The "badges" phenomenon is like a virus which seems to be spreading across web forums, infecting every forum I'm a member of. I absolutely hate badges. They serve no poin… (read more)

The "badges" phenomenon is like a virus which seems to be spreading across web forums, infecting every forum I'm a member of.

I absolutely hate badges. They serve no point whatsoever other than appealing to arrogance and displays of pride, and they are extremely childish. I am NOT a child, I am an adult. What is with this phenomenon of 'baby adults' who want to bring 'play toys' into a serious discussion forum?

Is there any way to turn off/hide badges?

Asked by MartyJames 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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Firefox crashes when I minimize window being presented in Google Meet. How do I fix/prevent this from happening?

Description of the problem is as follows: 1) I start a presentation on Google Meet 2) I choose to present one of my open windows (*not* entire screen) 3) window is being … (read more)

Description of the problem is as follows: 1) I start a presentation on Google Meet 2) I choose to present one of my open windows (*not* entire screen) 3) window is being presented, just fine, 4) If I *minimize* the window being presented, the tab crashes. 5) the problem does not occur if I present the entire screen, rather it has to do with the window being presented becoming minimized.

Win10/drivers/Firefox all up to date - problem persists even in Firefox's Safe Mode.

Asked by DCV 4 months ago

Answered by DCV 4 months ago

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Firefox refuses to allow me to connect to my centurylink.net email page

before the most recent update I have no trouble connecting to my centurylink.net email.....and now after the update I get this message: Secure Connection Failed An error … (read more)

before the most recent update I have no trouble connecting to my centurylink.net email.....and now after the update I get this message:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to webmail.centurylink.net. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   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.

Nothing I do will allow it to connect. yet it seems to work fine in chrome or internet explorer, just not firefox.

Asked by draculas.tomb 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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I can't get Firefox to save login info for Norton

I have the Norton Password Manager (PWM) extension installed. When I want to log in to any protected site for which I have already stored the login info, I have to log i… (read more)

I have the Norton Password Manager (PWM) extension installed. When I want to log in to any protected site for which I have already stored the login info, I have to log in to my Norton account before I can log in to the PWM itself.* The box for that has a checkbox "Remember me on this device," which I leave checked, but if I close Firefox and open it again, the box pops up exactly as before, whereas on Chrome, the login info is entered already. I have tried restoring Firefox to its default configuration and entering the Norton login info on both the logins page and on the cookie exceptions page, but nothing works. What's up?

  • This seems to be a relatively new requirement by Norton, which I already explored in another thread.

Asked by Tinwoodman 5 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 5 months ago

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Transfer Bookmark-folders from FF-Android to FF-Desktop

Hello there, maybe you can help. I changed from Windows 10 to Linux, the Fedora distribution. I used Firefox before and want to keep on using it. I can still see my boo… (read more)

Hello there, maybe you can help.

I changed from Windows 10 to Linux, the Fedora distribution. I used Firefox before and want to keep on using it. I can still see my bookmarks saved in the "desktop-bookmarks"-folder on my android-phone even now. I log into FF on Desktop, try to synchronize, and about everything synchronizes besides those bookmarks. I enabled the option to synchronize bookmarks on my phone and on desktop. I pressed the "synchronize"-button on ff-desktop and ff-android mutliple times. I restarted ff-desktop without any of my add-ons, with no apparent change regarding the issue. I restarted my phone and sychronized again. I created a test-folder called "Test", transferred some folders in folders, but only the shell of the folders themselves transfers, and not any the concrete bookmarks.

Pictures for example: There should be 3 bookmark-links in "Food". There should be about 10 different bookmark-links in "Test", but apparently only the extra folder-shell "Food" is transferred. Bookmarks can be added from the desktop and they will appear in the android-version.

I appreciate all help. Thank you.

Asked by Redevectored 4 months ago

Answered by Redevectored 4 months ago

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Cannot access Gmail since update Firefox 74

Since FF updated to v 74 last week, I have not been able to access my Gmail. All other Google apps work OK ( e.g. Maps. Drive, Photos, YouTube, etc.) but not Gmail, Gmai… (read more)

Since FF updated to v 74 last week, I have not been able to access my Gmail. All other Google apps work OK ( e.g. Maps. Drive, Photos, YouTube, etc.) but not Gmail, Gmail works OK on Chrome and Opera. Gmail was working fine before this last update. All I get now is a blank white page and the FF icon with "New Tab" in the Tab label at the top of the page.

Asked by tombee61 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Widevine crashes every time I visit Netflix or Amazon

I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netfl… (read more)

I'm on Arch Linux and recently updated Firefox to version 73.0 through pacman. I got no errors and Firefox works fine. Except that Widevine crashes whenever I visit Netflix or Amazon. I tried removing the plugin and reinstalling it, reinstalling Firefox and starting Firefox in safe mode. If anyone knows a solution to my problem your help would be much appreciated!

Asked by Quirinbrunner 6 months ago

Answered by Quirinbrunner 5 months ago

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Bookmarks drop-down missing

WTF. I'm having an issue with your software and trying to get to your support bulletin board and all it does is take me round and round through the same set of menus gi… (read more)

WTF. I'm having an issue with your software and trying to get to your support bulletin board and all it does is take me round and round through the same set of menus giving me a bunch of pre-written articles. Stop with this shit. I want to ask a question, not read your stupid articles that don't apply. This is your lazy attempt to avoid having to answer people. You mask it under the idea that these "articles" will discuss common issue and how to fix them, but all it really does is distract people to the point that they give up.


I am having a problem with my bookmarks. I am using Firefox 74. If I bookmark a page it used to add it to my Bookmarks drop down. Sometime ago it stopped working. Now it only shows Bookmarks under "Recent Bookmarks" and they drop off the menu after I think 10 bookmarks.

I can still find them when I show "all bookmarks" under the "show all bookmarks" option in the Bookmark drop down menu, but otherwise if I don't immediately drag them from "Recent bookmarks" to an existing Bookmark folder, then they drop off the menu entirely and can only be found when showing all bookmarks.

Is this a holdover from when you guys eliminated showing the file drop down menus by default?

Why isn't this working properly. When I bookmark a page it used to bring up a dialogue box asking me where I'd like to bookmark it. Bring this back.

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Asked by Mathius 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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How to create a link (tuile in french) into the start menu

Hi It is very easy to create a tile into the Windows 10 start menu using Microsoft Edge via the (...) menu : more tools + pink this link into the start menu) Do you have… (read more)

Hi It is very easy to create a tile into the Windows 10 start menu using Microsoft Edge via the (...) menu : more tools + pink this link into the start menu) Do you have this feature available into Firefox ? If not, I would suggest you add it. Currently I am using copy/paste to Edge !!! Best regards

Asked by guylesire 5 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 5 months ago

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Not able to find my saved passwords after updating Firefox

My Firefox updated automatically, unfortunately before exploring the updated version I as I usually do, deleted the Old Firefox Data Folder that I automatically created w… (read more)

My Firefox updated automatically, unfortunately before exploring the updated version I as I usually do, deleted the Old Firefox Data Folder that I automatically created when the FF updates. Now when I saw I lost all of my saved password bookmarks etc. I had more than 400 saved password :/ Its breaking my mind, What should I do. I used to delete the Old Firefox Data folder but happily nothing happened until now, How should I get back my previous data. ? I had very important passwords saved in that history. Even though I turned on the firefox sync but I didn't found any password still. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Asked by Ahsan 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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How can I get FireFox to return to the current page when using the back button?

When I look at a news page, say cnn.com, click on a link to an article, and then click the back button (arrow at upper left) it returns to yesterday's version of the prev… (read more)

When I look at a news page, say cnn.com, click on a link to an article, and then click the back button (arrow at upper left) it returns to yesterday's version of the previous page. I've seen some discussion about this from a year ago but nothing recent and no solution. Thanks

Asked by mario.guttman 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago