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Top Sites Section in Home Page disappeared. HOw can I get it back?

I wanted to delete one item from the Top Sites section of my Home Page on Firefox, but instead I removed the entire row. How can I get it back? Thank you for any hep yo… (read more)

I wanted to delete one item from the Top Sites section of my Home Page on Firefox, but instead I removed the entire row. How can I get it back?

Thank you for any hep you might be able to provide.

Asked by AnthonyMalina 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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A known bug? target="_blank" and window.close() do no longer work together since Firefox 72

Assume you create a new window (pop-up) using javascript and have its content be something like this: <html> <body> <form action="some_action.php" targe… (read more)

Assume you create a new window (pop-up) using javascript and have its content be something like this:

<html>
<body>
  <form action="some_action.php" target="_blank"> 
     ... some form fields ... 

     <button onclick="window.close()">
        submit in new tab & close pop-up
     </button>
  </form> 

  <a href="some_page.php" target="_blank" onclick="window.close()">
     open link in new tab & close pop-up 
  </a>
</body>
</html>


If you click the button "submit in new tab & close pop-up" the following should happen:

  1. Firefox submits the form in a new tab (because target="_blank" is set in the <form>)
  2. The pop-up closes itself (because onclick="window.close()" is set)

And if you click the link "open link in new tab & close pop-up" the following should happen:

  1. Firefox opens the link in a new tab (because target="_blank" is set in the <a>)
  2. The pop-up closes itself (because onclick="window.close()" is set)

However, what happens instead is this:

  1. Firefox only opens an empty tab, i.e. the submission of the form / the opening of the link fails
  2. The pop-up closes itself

This clearly seems to be a bug, right? Is this a known problem? I tested it with older versions and the problem apparently was introduced relatively recently with Firefox 72. More precisely, the form submission bug was introduced with Firefox 72 Beta 1 and the link opening bug was introduced with Firefox 72 Beta 7.

In Chrome and Internet Explorer both cases work as expected.

Asked by Maximilian 1 year ago

Answered by Maximilian 1 year ago

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Why doesn't the spelling check work?

Hi I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if yo… (read more)

Hi

I looked at a couple other threads on this problem, which said that you have to install a dictionary and (for example), "You can see which dictionary is selected if you right-click in a text area and open the Languages sub menu". But when I right click in a text area, the context menu has no mention of spelling or languages, and I can't find any place in the Options where one would install a dictionary.

Besides which, why doesn't Firefox tell the poor user that he has to install a dictionary, or put something about it by the check-box in the Options that refers to the spelling checker? And why, in the past, did I never have this problem with Firefox, but only now with a new computer? (Windows 10 as before.)

Asked by Eric_Kvaalen 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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confirm you're not a robot

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any inf… (read more)

I'd like to know why when I use Firefox often google asks me to show I am not a robot. Yes I use a VPN but this does't appear so often using Chrome. Thank you for any information

Asked by Luciano 1 year ago

Answered by Eve 1 year ago

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Don't want to jump to new tab on context search or right click

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browse… (read more)

When I right click on a link and choose "open in new tab" or highlight text and do a search from the context menu, can I set my preferences or about:config so that browser does not jump to the new tab immediately? In other words, I want to stay on the page I'm on and have the new link tab load in the background. I hope I have explained this adequately. Thanks.

Asked by pursuit81 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Some Bookmarks not showing up using Bookmarks menu

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. Howe… (read more)

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. However, when I open the Bookmarks through the sidebar, everything shows up....all folders and contents. So all my bookmarks were imported but half of the folders' contents do not show up if I go through the Bookmarks and Other Bookmarks menu. Going through the menu is easier so I hope someone has a solution. Thanks.

Asked by rtperry 1 year ago

Answered by rtperry 1 year ago

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Addons enabled/disabled on different Systems

Hey, I have a problem with addons and Firefox Sync On my computer I have 3 addons installed, but I dont need them there because they are useless on this system. But on my… (read more)

Hey, I have a problem with addons and Firefox Sync

On my computer I have 3 addons installed, but I dont need them there because they are useless on this system. But on my Linux Laptop I need these 3 addons to be enabled. Both Profiles are using Firefox Sync to keep the same data. That means if I disable/enable them on one of the devices it affect the other one.

Is there any way to prevent that?

Thanks in advance

Asked by Kurotaku 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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resize location bar for bookmarks toolbar space?

how can i resize the location bar more narrow so i can put more icon on my bookmarks toolbar?as you can see i customize my bookmark toolbar beside on the location bar but… (read more)

how can i resize the location bar more narrow so i can put more icon on my bookmarks toolbar?as you can see i customize my bookmark toolbar beside on the location bar but the problem is some of my icons gets hide because of the location bar is more wider than bookmarks toolbar

Asked by lionelperez05 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Slow opening of new tabs

Firefox very slowly opens websites from other sources - Evernote, messenger, office word, PDF. It's not really the fault of a too slow laptop (i7-1065G7, 16 GB frame memo… (read more)

Firefox very slowly opens websites from other sources - Evernote, messenger, office word, PDF. It's not really the fault of a too slow laptop (i7-1065G7, 16 GB frame memory, SSD NVMe + current drivers).

It makes my work very difficult, is there any solutions?

Best Regards Rafał Kita

Asked by rafkita 1 year ago

Answered by Ankit Kumar 1 year ago

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Onlinr bank page won't load

My online bank page won't load. After log in I get a blank white page. I can log in with other browsers. I can load other web pages with Firefox. Using 76.0.1 Thanks … (read more)

My online bank page won't load. After log in I get a blank white page. I can log in with other browsers. I can load other web pages with Firefox. Using 76.0.1 Thanks

Asked by rchevat 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Just installed Firefox, can't upload files?

I can't upload any files on any website. For example, trying to share photos on Facebook – nothing happens. It's supposed to bring up the Finder menu and let me pick the … (read more)

I can't upload any files on any website. For example, trying to share photos on Facebook – nothing happens. It's supposed to bring up the Finder menu and let me pick the file to upload.

I just switched over from Chrome and am on MacOS.

Asked by mitulxshah 1 year ago

Answered by mitulxshah 1 year ago

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Attaching context container to a bookmark

Hello! I didn't find any feature request forums, so I am writing here. I would like to be able to attach a container to a saved bookmark, so if I want to open it, it woul… (read more)

Hello! I didn't find any feature request forums, so I am writing here.

I would like to be able to attach a container to a saved bookmark, so if I want to open it, it would open in that container by default. That would help greatly keeping my user data separated.

Asked by Cabia Rangris 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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"Email Link" function is using wrong email account.

Having posted on the forum before, some of you know me and might know that I'm visually handicapped. Well I just moved over to Windows 10 this week and have been setting … (read more)

Having posted on the forum before, some of you know me and might know that I'm visually handicapped. Well I just moved over to Windows 10 this week and have been setting up my browser. Some of you know I like to "email links" to myself in others. Setting everything back up has been a chore but not overly difficult. There are some new quirks with Windows 10. That said, II was organizing the Overflow menu like I had it before, however, the first time I used the "email link' function was a little odd. At least at the time, it wasn't linked to the account I normally used, and I had to go through a set up process, that as you can see, defaulted this Mail program that is linked Microsoft (doesn't surprise me) and honestly, if I send using that program, and I sent things to two Gmail accounts as well as my personal IIP account, and I never get them. I could probably call Microsoft and they might rfix it, but it is Not the email acocunt I want to use to "email links" so I would like to disassociated that function with the Microsoft email and change the path to the email account that I normally use and that people are more familiar with. Is there anyway of doing this short of uninstalling Firefox and do a clean install again? Thank you.

Asked by springheel 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How can I sync open tabs from one Firefox browser to another?

I have been using Comodo's Ice Dragon for many years but, as all development stopped after Firefox v65, I now wish to go back to Firefox, however I need all my open tabs … (read more)

I have been using Comodo's Ice Dragon for many years but, as all development stopped after Firefox v65, I now wish to go back to Firefox, however I need all my open tabs from Ice Dragon in this current version of Firefox v76. Both browsers are synced and indeed CID's tabs do appear in my Synced tabs menu but I prefer to have them on the top as open tabs. Is there a way to do that other than by opening them one at a time please?

Asked by PBC 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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firefox.cfg no longer overwrite new tab content

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg t… (read more)

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg that worked until recent update:

/* set new tab page */ try {

 var newTabURL = "file:///G:/Documents/Newtab.html";
 aboutNewTabService = Cc["@mozilla.org/browser/aboutnewtab-service;1"].getService(Ci.nsIAboutNewTabService);
 aboutNewTabService.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

In the browser console there is an error message displayed:

[Exception... "Cannot modify properties of a WrappedNative" nsresult: "0x80570034 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CANT_MODIFY_PROP_ON_WN)" location: "JS frame :: firefox.cfg :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 7" data: no]

Any idea what that error message means and how to resolve it? Does anything changed regarding new tab overwrite?

Asked by shdowmyst 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Dropdown menus in webpages show blank values

Hello all, I have had an issue with all dropdown menus not displaying correctly in web pages for a few days. All dropdown menus looks empty: I am able to open dropdown m… (read more)

Hello all,

I have had an issue with all dropdown menus not displaying correctly in web pages for a few days.

All dropdown menus looks empty: I am able to open dropdown menus and the containers have the right size (corresponding to the number of menu items that are supposed to be displayed in the dropdowns), but the menu items themselves are not displayed.

I tried disabling all add-ons and refreshing Firefox, but to no avail.

Thanks!

Asked by anneso556 1 year ago

Answered by gild 1 year ago

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How to Remove Addresses from Suggestions in Address Bar

Every time I click the address bar (to type an address) FF shows me a list of links (see the attachment) which I can't get rid of. I tried shift+del solution which does n… (read more)

Every time I click the address bar (to type an address) FF shows me a list of links (see the attachment) which I can't get rid of. I tried shift+del solution which does nothing. Also I cleaned up my history and bookmarks (I searched and deleted everything related to those addresses). Can someone please let me know how to get rid of this suggestions?

Asked by rad.wildrydes.d2ecf5 1 year ago

Answered by rad.wildrydes.d2ecf5 1 year ago