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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 1 year ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 1 year ago

Last reply by mjwh56 1 year ago

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Firefox 78.3.0 esr bookmarks toolbar not working

firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 5… (read more)

firefox went from version 68.1.1 esr to version version 78.3.0 esr and now the bookmarks toolbar is not working, I cannot add to it, and it shows only 4 websites out of 50 plus websites. I do not like sidebars. This is the horizontal toolbar. Help please to get it working again.

Asked by grkr 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to Change the Fonts and Font Size in Firefox Bookmarks?

Hello, I'd like to decrease the font size and change the font type in the pull down bookmarks menus. Is there a way to do that? There is no effect after tried Fonts and C… (read more)

Hello,

I'd like to decrease the font size and change the font type in the pull down bookmarks menus. Is there a way to do that? There is no effect after tried Fonts and Colors under Preferences - Language & Appearance. Thanks.

Asked by Falcon9 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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I like to get rid of the Master password for Mozilla since i forgot the thing.Hilmar

Will uninstall FF also delete the Master password ? I like to get rid of the Master password for Mozilla Thunderbird since i forgot the thing. I am using Win 10. Hilmar … (read more)

Will uninstall FF also delete the Master password ? I like to get rid of the Master password for Mozilla Thunderbird since i forgot the thing. I am using Win 10. Hilmar

Asked by Hmaier 1 year ago

Last reply by Stans 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps crashing when trying to print

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a… (read more)

Hi! I've switched to Firefox quite recently and I love pretty much everything about the browser. The only problem I've been experiencing is that whenever I try to print a page the whole browser crashes. I've tried removing all the settings for printing in prefs.js but that didn't seem to help in any way and the crashes don't turn up in the about:crashes tab. Has anyone else been experiencing this and perhaps knows how to fix it?

Asked by Lord Questionmark 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FireFox portable mode needed

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way. Now when I say porta… (read more)

It would seem that Mozilla has not yet created an official portable mode for Firefox(Seriously, after all these years?!?). It needs one in a bad way.

Now when I say portable mode what I mean is that the Firefox EXE runs from the folder it's in, using profiles that generated and exist in that same folder and NOT in the user profile. This functionality is needed not just for easy portability, but also for easy migrations from one system to another or one installation of OS to another.

While the portability mode should be exclusive to the platform FireFox is being used on(IE Windows vs Linux, etc), it should be seamless transition otherwise.

Before anyone chimes in and says this is not possible, please don't waste your time. Forks of FF have been doing so nearly effortlessly for more than a decade while maintaining perfectly functionally and security with the same usability.

So Devs, can you please make this happen? We the public would ever so grateful.

Additionally, can we get some fine grained controls over the appearance of UI elements?

This double spacing nonsense is irritating.

Then there is the Extension Icons labels. They've been gone for a while and they need to return, or at least an option to enable them if we wish.

Next we have the "Home page and new windows" option in settings. Those two options should not be combined. When I open a new instance of FF, I would like to open a blank page. I don't want any navigation happening until I click something or type in an address. I expect FF to sit and wait for my input. Then when I click the "Home" icon button does it go to my define home page.

Next problem we have is the auto update feature. This seems to have become an incredibly nasty feature and behavior. For example, I recently updated to Windows 11. After migrating my previous install of FF to it, it swiftly and without ANY warning or user prompt at all updated itself from 78.15.0esr to 91.3. This was NOT desired So how about to folks show respect to us users by ASKING if we want to upgrade! Had a prompt appeared I would have swiftly canceled. Updates should ALWAYS be at the choice and involvement of the user, not at your whim. I had to spend 40minutes manually backtracking and recopying, which was unpleasant.

Please note that while my above statements have had some negativity to them, I am a ardent supporter of Mozilla and will continue to be. These above points are that of increasing frustration. I am of the school of thought that we the users should have complete and fine-grain controls over every aspect of how our browser operates, whether it be UI elements or nitty-gritty functionality.

I look forward to responses by members of the dev team.

Thank You, Lex

Asked by lexluthermiester 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 7 months ago

saved logins and passwords wiped, erased, deleted, lost

Very similar to posts in previous years that are archived and largely unanswered or not up-to-date. I opened up my a Firefox session to find out I was logged out of sync… (read more)

Very similar to posts in previous years that are archived and largely unanswered or not up-to-date.

I opened up my a Firefox session to find out I was logged out of sync and when I logged back in all my passwords where erased.

This has been stable for the last 10 months and Firefox has provided a reliable password archive with nice syncing features. However, this is a deal breaker, since I cannot loose the login credentials randomly.

No updates. No conscious logging out. No disregarding warnings etc.

Anyway to revert or retrieve?

Asked by Magnus 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

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Firefox Crashes when it opens explorer window

Hi there! I migrated to a new Computer (win 10 x64) where I installed firefox 78.0.1. But it keeps crashing whenever an "explorer" window is open within firefox. i.e. mos… (read more)

Hi there!

I migrated to a new Computer (win 10 x64) where I installed firefox 78.0.1. But it keeps crashing whenever an "explorer" window is open within firefox. i.e. most of the time when a download is started and absolutely every time when I open an integrated explorer windows (e.g. when I try to export/import the bookmarks to html).

I already tried cleaning the installation (with built-in function) as well as deleting all add ons with no result. I even completely re-installed firefox (whilst deleting ALL firefox-data in the %appdata% directories. No result, it still crashes I then made a new "fresh" profile - still it crashes

BTW: there is never any "crash log" generated, it just stops working and firefox "disappears"

I already searched this database and found 2 similar problems, but one was solved by upgrading to windows 10 (which I already have) and one was solve by uninstalling a specific security software (which I don't have).

So I really don't know how to fix this - any ideas?

Thank you and kind regards

Asked by Hypopheralcus 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader

Hello PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader. Any idea how to stop this? I have not been able to identify any PDF plugin/addon and the opti… (read more)

Hello

PDFs open inside browser even after uninstalling Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Any idea how to stop this? I have not been able to identify any PDF plugin/addon and the options for PDF files in Firefox are all to 'Ask'.

Thanks!

Asked by DisplayName 1 year ago

Last reply by Baileys Words 1 year ago

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Printing functions not working under SSL connection/ Version 78.0.2

I noticed on the latest version that printing does work correctly when using an SSL connection. If you select to print (not in the browser, choosing the feature on the we… (read more)

I noticed on the latest version that printing does work correctly when using an SSL connection. If you select to print (not in the browser, choosing the feature on the web page) the browser appears to hang with no response for several minutes. Then an error box appears stating printing functions are not available. You can still select File>Print in the browser. But the problem is when you try to print certain information that is embedded in the page (i.e. results from a medical test, a receipt from a credit card payment) you have to utilize the print link on the page to get the correction information to print. I tested in Chrome and Safari and neither ome have this issue. It's only in the latest build of Mac Firefox.

Asked by getfitguard-couponmom 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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All my bookmarks have been deleted.

Please, help. All my bookmarks that have been accumulating for about 15 years have been deleted from my account. I had to change my password after reinstalling windows. I… (read more)

Please, help. All my bookmarks that have been accumulating for about 15 years have been deleted from my account. I had to change my password after reinstalling windows. I did not backup any files. I have only my mozilla account.

Asked by chomy7 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Yahoo hyjacking my google searches.

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove … (read more)

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove the add-on or extension but when I click on "add-ons" or extensions from the menu it just opens a new blank tab in my browser. When I click on search in the preferences menu, google is the only search engine checked in all of my selections. Please help me get rid of the yahoo search.

Asked by markdbrown 1 year ago

Last reply by JWStewart 1 year ago

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Loss of Java with latest FF 79 upgrade

After installing FF 79, we lost the ability to properly view material that require Java script. We verified that Java script was still enabled - it is. Chrome works perfe… (read more)

After installing FF 79, we lost the ability to properly view material that require Java script. We verified that Java script was still enabled - it is. Chrome works perfectly on the same items. This situation created an unknowing error on our part, in that, trying to go back to 78.02, we ran into a compatibility issue with the profiles folder / files. Saving the profiles in 79 stamps them accordingly, and will not allow that folder to be used on 78.02. That unleashed 2 day's worth of struggle to get back to 78.02 with everything we had customized, plus our bookmarks. We found this compatibility issue very hard to crack using the FF help system, but eventually we succeeded by manually creating a "new folder", and copy / pasting all the files, deleting the compatibility.ini. We then invoked this default New Folder and got back to normal. And yes, Java-based items are working normally again. There seems to be no grumbling on the web (at least, as yet) about what we regard as a bug, but we did waste a couple of days on this, and are now carefully "Not now"-ing the update to 79 message, until more info is available and a fix is offered.

Asked by rnjbailey 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Widevine cras

I can no longer watch any streaming services on my computer. The message "The Widevine plug in has crashed..." It says it is because flash player crashed. I don't know ho… (read more)

I can no longer watch any streaming services on my computer. The message "The Widevine plug in has crashed..." It says it is because flash player crashed. I don't know how to fix it.

Asked by ambushemma26 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I want to set my own zoom levels - like I used to be able to !!!

Is there anyway to set my own zoom levels, like we used to be able to, you know, like 10 years ago? I used to have my own zoom levels that went up 10% all the way to 300%… (read more)

Is there anyway to set my own zoom levels, like we used to be able to, you know, like 10 years ago?

I used to have my own zoom levels that went up 10% all the way to 300%, then started 25% intervals.

For example, my levels from 100% to 200% looked like this: 100%, 110%, 120%, 130%, 140%, 150%, 160%, 170%, 180%, 190%, 200%.

So, is there any way to do this now?

Asked by mozilla171 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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How do I turn OFF FireFox as Default Browser

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked… (read more)

While there are some things I like about FireFox, I use another browser for the vast majority of my browser use... I'm running Linux, and it seems that FireFox has locked itself in as the default browser... Since I am unable to modify that condition, is my only recourse to uninstall FireFox? Or, am I missing some secret handshake?

Asked by Shucks 8 months ago

Last reply by Terry 8 months ago

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How to edit search engine url?

I'd like to add search engines to my list, without having to find addons or extensions. This used to be possible in older version of firefox by editing one of the .json/.… (read more)

I'd like to add search engines to my list, without having to find addons or extensions. This used to be possible in older version of firefox by editing one of the .json/.xml files but now doesn't seem to be the case.

If this isn't possible, is there a way to modify the firefox source to allow this? I hate to say it, but it's this sort of feature removal/deprecation that is slowly turning me away from firefox. It'd be really nice to have it back.

Asked by Surveychicken 6 months ago

Last reply by Wes 6 months ago

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How to setup the audio output to 96KHz or 192Khz

Hi! Chrome based browsers (like chromium or Vivaldi) permit to obtain 96KHz or even 192KHz float 32bit audio output. Firefox stuck at float32le 48KHz. This is not suffici… (read more)

Hi! Chrome based browsers (like chromium or Vivaldi) permit to obtain 96KHz or even 192KHz float 32bit audio output. Firefox stuck at float32le 48KHz. This is not sufficient for me. i have a Linux LinuxMint 20 on a STRIX Z270G audio chip @ 96KHz and headsets like Sennheiser HD650 and GRADO RS1e so able to perfectly perceive the effects of harmonics up to frequency my chip can produce (96KHz band pass).

Question: Is possible in Firefox 78 for Linux to change the max frequency from 48KHz to 96KHz maintaining the float32le setup?

Thank you to all advices!

David

Asked by davidemonge 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago