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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (read more)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Firefox uses system High Contrast text color for websites

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system back… (read more)

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system background. However, many webpages on the internet have light backgrounds, so when Firefox uses this color, I can't read the text. I already have Options>Language and Appearance>Colors>Override the colors specified by the page set to "Never." This also occurs in a brand new profile with 0 extensions or addons in Safe Mode. I just want Firefox to display webpages "normally", i.e. with black text, without regard to the current system colors.

To reproduce: - Turn on High Contrast - Visit a site such as http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ppois.html - Change system High Contrast text color to any color you wish - Notice that the text on the page also changes to the same color, even with the setting on "Never"

Is there any way I can get Firefox to ignore the system's text color settings? Chrome renders the webpage just fine with black text.

Asked by pentaerythritol.pentanitrate.is 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox Browser Window shakes horizontally, uncontrollably, when I click on links in websites.

My Firefox for MAC 78.4.0esr (64-bit) Browser Window shakes horizontally, uncontrollably, when I click on links in websites. This began just before the last update, and h… (read more)

My Firefox for MAC 78.4.0esr (64-bit) Browser Window shakes horizontally, uncontrollably, when I click on links in websites. This began just before the last update, and happens more frequently than not, forcing me to abandon the application because I can't close the shaking window. I can't see a specific pattern to which links will cause this to happen, but if I restart Firefox and try the same link, it will repeat the error. My device is a MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2.53GHz, Mid 2009), OSX El Capitan V 10.11.6, 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M 256 MB. This error does not occur in Safari. Firefox is my preferred browser.

Asked by X-ray Guy 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Firefox ESR on Devuan has resize problems

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I mu… (read more)

Firefox ESR on Devuan, both 2.0 and Beowulf, has a problem involving resizing. Webpages that formally displayed fine now are too large (the indicator shows 100%, but I must reduce it to 80% to display as it did before). Other Linux distributions, for example, Linux Mint and openSUSE, do not have this problem (PaleMoon on the Devuan system does not have the problem).

The hardware is old: Intel 3rd Generation Core processor, 8 GB memory, SSD connected via USB 3.0.

The best solution might be to run both Firefox ESR and regular Firefox. I can download the latter, extract it, move the folder to the desktop, and double-click on "firefox" to start it, similar to how I run PaleMoon. Is there a way to avoid them using the same profile?

Asked by pccobbler 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Suspicion of spam under the name of mozilla

Hi, it's the second time that I found a mail from "Firefox <Mozilla@e.mozilla.org>" in my spam folder. Its links seem suspicious to me, beginning with "https://clic… (read more)

Hi,

it's the second time that I found a mail from "Firefox <Mozilla@e.mozilla.org>" in my spam folder. Its links seem suspicious to me, beginning with "https://click.e.mozilla.org/" followed by long sequences of digits and letters. The mail's text is identical with parts of the German site "https://www.mozilla.org/de/". Subject line is "Schütze das Web, das du liebst". Maybe it's no spam/phishing, but I want to be shure.

Probably I'm wrong here, but I couldn't find a better place to post this. If so, could anyone tell me the right place to report this?

Thanks a lot! Thomas

Asked by thsteinbach 1 day ago

Answered by Meskó Balázs 1 day ago

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Netflix don't play Streams

I Use Firefox Beta Version 78.0b2 and Netflix don't work; the preview Video don't play and I can't interact with the sound control (its like an Image) The Streams are lo… (read more)

I Use Firefox Beta Version 78.0b2 and Netflix don't work; the preview Video don't play and I can't interact with the sound control (its like an Image)

The Streams are loading infitite. Had Somebody an Idear ?

And sorry for my Bad English

Asked by Dusterberg 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 5 months ago

Answered by gershonido 4 months ago

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Problem with synchronization

Hello, I have a problem with synchronization. I installed Firefox on the new system and logged in to Firefox Sync, it does not restore my data. My system windows 10 end F… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with synchronization. I installed Firefox on the new system and logged in to Firefox Sync, it does not restore my data. My system windows 10 end Firefox 78.0b3.

Thanks Greetings

Asked by p.grzegorczykzp 4 months ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 4 months ago

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Remove search history from URL bar?

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously … (read more)

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously to show up, in the order of most frequently visited. It used to do that until a few hours ago. Now instead I get previous search results and bookmarked sites only. Can I change it back to its previous function or will I have to revert to an older version of Firefox?

eta: I figured out how to get the websites to show again, but I still don't want the search history showing up.

Asked by girlyskin 4 months ago

Answered by girlyskin 4 months ago

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Code in stead of pictures reading newspaper

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)... As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to b… (read more)

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)...

As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to be the case when the newspaper uses photos imported from Twitter or an other external source?

Emptying cache (and again and again...) cannot be the solution though?

Thank U!

Asked by john.bruggeman1 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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I can't open my web page with firefox with the other browsers if

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not dis… (read more)

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not displayed. My page is www.sividev.com and I only see an error in the console that does not appear in other browsers Uncaught TypeError: this.scrollPosMouse is not a function

   init https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:137
   <anonymous> https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:17596
   jQuery 8.

This page uses the non-standard "zoom" property. Consider using calc () in the relevant property values, or using "transform" together with "transform-origin: 0 0".

Asked by ehsv1988 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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3 dot menu is missing from the address bar

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button. It appears norm… (read more)

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button.

It appears normally when my computer auto connects from hyperlinks, shortcuts, etc.

Asked by anvil-head 4 months ago

Answered by Eve 4 months ago

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Implement SegmentHeap to reduce memory usage.

Hi, I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox? https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-wi… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox?

https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-windows-10/

Thanks!

Asked by Mark 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 4 months ago

Answered by Vallode 3 months ago

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (read more)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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cannot add search engine to Firefox Developper Edition

Hello, I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted inform… (read more)

Hello,

I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted information of your web browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0.

Your use Macintosh and Firefox. However, your Firefox isn't updated. If you'd like to install OpenSearch plug-in to Firefox, you need to update Firefox.

Same trying to add a new search engine with Mycroft Project doesn't work. I have the latest update of Firefox Developper Edition (78.0b9 (64 bits) Mac). How to do this, please help ? Thank you.

Asked by jeanantogul 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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cannot get firefox to start, want to find out why

Dear mozilla community, I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did: remove and reinstall (apt) rename ~/.mozilla to trigge… (read more)

Dear mozilla community,

I cannot get firefox to start, and I need help to troubleshoot this. What I already did:

  • remove and reinstall (apt)
  • rename ~/.mozilla to trigger recreation
  • start using the command line
  • start in safe mode

The only symptoms are <defunct> processes (see screenshot).

I need more information to find out what went wrong. Where can I find this?


Details

  • apt
  • firefox_78.0+build2-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~mt1_amd64.deb
  • Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia

Asked by eim_92 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago