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Preventing checking for updates

Is there a way to permanently disable checking for updates? I don't want to update (and I don't care what people think about that), but every 5 minutes an update notifica… (read more)

Is there a way to permanently disable checking for updates? I don't want to update (and I don't care what people think about that), but every 5 minutes an update notification pops up that needs to be closed, and it is getting really annoying. Again i don't want to update and there is no option to disable checking for updates, only to automatically update whenever firefox wants to ruin my day or to bother me until I allow them to ruin it.

Asked by Hinder777 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

Custom links from orgnization dont give option like chrome does, Stopped working since firefox 79.0

My company have a shorthand for company links, known as go links. They are shorthand for long internal llinks so instead of typing full url we can just say go/jira, go/fi… (read more)

My company have a shorthand for company links, known as go links. They are shorthand for long internal llinks so instead of typing full url we can just say go/jira, go/firefox etc.

In older version of firefox when I used to type such links, after finish typing "go/" It used to give option to open as url not a Google search but in recent release it doesn't give me that option anymore but instead directly goes to Google search which is super annoying.

Chrome handles this very well as its been three years to switch to firefox I really dont want to switch back to Chrome but this feature will kind of forcing me to move back as firefox making things harder.

Hope attached screenshots will help.

Thank you!.

Asked by Piyush 4 months ago

Last reply by Standard8 4 months ago

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Lost bookmarks when synced

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer… (read more)

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer bookmarks to appear on the other browser. But instead the more-often used browser now has the same bookmarks as the less-oft used one.

Asked by Terry 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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random characters when typing

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9n… (read more)

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9nc1 tya1d 9n n8t1aadp

Asked by mcardena 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

Huge memory leak from FF is causing my computer to shut down

Hello all, I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got … (read more)

Hello all,

I have been experiencing a critical issue with FF for more than a year now and even though I reported it via the FF crash reporter numerous times it never got fixed so I figured I would report it here.

The issue could be summarized as follow: browsing the website mixcloud.com triggers a memory leak from FF that eventually causes my whole computer to shut down if FF cannot be "force[d] to quit" in time.

Here is a more detailed description I sent to Mixcloud support last year:

"Often times when I open a new page/tab on the website the loading freezes and after a few seconds a yellow warning notification pops up on the upper part of the screen asking: "a web page is slowing down your browser. What would like to do?” with the two following options available: "Stop it" or "Wait". If I click "stop it" the loading will indeed stop and I just have to refresh the page again to continue browsing normally. The troubles begin if I click "wait" or do nothing: the overall memory usage of Firefox will then increase seemingly exponentially and after only a few minutes the whole system will become unresponsive and I will have to hard reboot my computer or it will reboot by itself. This is extremely annoying as you can imagine as every time that happens I lose all unsaved data in the process! Strangely enough this issue sometimes even occur without any notification displayed or freeze happening in the first place: I would be browsing a few Mixcloud pages then switching to another website and after a couple of minutes I would notice that the memory usage is increasing although no Mixcloud page is open any longer... In both cases the only solution I found is to quit/force to quit Firefox as soon as possible to prevent it (and the system) to become unresponsive. Closing the application always resolves the issue and I can see the memory usage of the overall system subsequently dropping sometimes from up to 95% to 40% in the Activity Monitor app. Again I would like to stress that I have been experiencing this issue ONLY on Mixcloud and that I have no other memory related issue on my computer nor with Firefox in general."

Mixcloud support reply at the time: "this is linked to some issues we've been experiencing but our team are busy working on a fix for". 10 months later nothing changed...

The same issue happened again this very morning: I opened a Mixcloud link from google results and even though I immediately closed it, 5 minutes later the RAM usage was at 93% and I struggled during 10 minutes to "force to quit" FF as the whole computer was becoming increasingly unresponsive. I can provide a crash report from this morning but would prefer not to display it publicly.

Please investigate this leak. It is becoming more and more frustrating to deal with as the time goes by.

Asked by entwined2 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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After a computer crash, most of my folders on the bookmarks menu have vanished. How do I restore those? Thanks

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to cr… (read more)

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to crash frequently when I'm using Firefox. After the most recent crash most of the folders had vanished - three did not.

How can I restore those missing folders to the menu bar? Redoing them is a possibility, but would take a great deal of time.

Thanks,

DMS

Asked by rangerdon 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

redesign firefox mobile with VISIBLE multiple Tabs.

Currently lacking in ALL mobile browsers whether it be iOS or Android is the ability of the app to have multiple tabs that are visible at the same time just like a PC or … (read more)

Currently lacking in ALL mobile browsers whether it be iOS or Android is the ability of the app to have multiple tabs that are visible at the same time just like a PC or Apple version of Firefox.

However, there is one mobile browser (Android Habit Browser) that has the ability to have multiple visible tabs are seen simultaneously & viewed immediately by touching tabs just like a PC or apple computer. It makes mobile browsing so simple and fun as opposed to the current designs where only 1 tab at a time is visible & you have to touch to view multiple thumbnails then switch to that single tab.

Also Habit Browser is very fast and completely customizable like Firefox pc and apple computer browsers.

So what I'm proposing is for Firefox redesign similar to this design and also this habit browser is not equipped with all the safety features that Firefox has and actually probably is not in financial sanding to make large Improvement. If I were Firefox I would buy the company and the technology and use it in their new browsers with all the security rich features that they're planning in the future and they would blow away all of the other browsers that are mobile with a superior usability and speed.

It will probably take a lot of people to ask for this for Firefox to consider this type of designs and it would be so much fun for Firefox to have that because I've been supporting them for years. I have always used the PC Firefox browser for a couple of decades.

This can only happen if there's a large support so I would encourage those who are interested in a superior mobile browser to go ahead and download The Habit browser and there are multiple settings and customizations and you'll see how easy to tabs work and how fast it is and how a Firefox browser with these capabilities would be fantastic!

Cheers,

Chris

Asked by CJR 3 months ago

Last reply by Seburo 3 months ago

userChrome.css and Firefox Developer Edition

Firefox Developer 80.0b7 (64-bit) Mac Catalina V 10.15.5 I've tried using the userChrome.css file to change the background color for the active tab. create chrome folde… (read more)

Firefox Developer 80.0b7 (64-bit) Mac Catalina V 10.15.5

I've tried using the userChrome.css file to change the background color for the active tab. create chrome folder in profile folder create userChrome.css file and add: .tab-background[selected="true"] {

 background-color: #ffffff !important;
 background-image: none !important;

} Set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to TRUE Reboot mac This does not take affect and the userChrome.css file is not visible in Style Editor.

What am I doing wrong? thanks Milton

Asked by MiltS 3 months ago

Last reply by MiltS 3 months ago

Firefox Developer v80 Mac OS failes to render new css even after cache flush and reload

I've been using Firefox Developer version for some time now on Mac OS and have never had a problem like this before. However, since version 80, Firefox Developer fails t… (read more)

I've been using Firefox Developer version for some time now on Mac OS and have never had a problem like this before.

However, since version 80, Firefox Developer fails to render the new css after a change and save has been made to the style sheet even after multiple browser refreshes. Caching on the server end has been disabled so I'm really trying to find a solution to this issue as it has forced me to find alternative browsers to develop with like Safari since Firefox Developer has become unusable for me.

I've gone through and performed manual cache flushes on the browser from the settings/preferences panel. On occasion, by quitting Firefox Developer edition and relaunching it will then render the new changes but only after a quit and relaunch and sometimes using a private window as well. This is happening with multiple hosting services so it's not any particular provider.

This is most annoying. I've even reset Firefox Developer a number of times to default settings without any extensions etc. and still the problem exists.

Earlier version of Firefox Developer don't seem to be exhibiting this problem. I'm not running any proxy's or special configurations with the settings either.

Any assistance to finding a workaround would be greatly appreciated or I'm going to have to stop using Firefox Developer version altogether.

Thank you,

Asked by dan139 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Seemingly random image corruption, vertical lines instead

Over the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that I occasionally get corrupt images where the images are replaced by semitransparent, randomly colored vertical lines, as se… (read more)

Over the past 6 months or so, I've noticed that I occasionally get corrupt images where the images are replaced by semitransparent, randomly colored vertical lines, as seen in the provided screenshot. I am unable to reliably reproduce the issue, and it seems to happen somewhat randomly, but recently its started to occur more frequently.

I am on the latest version of Windows 10 Pro, and all of my drivers are up to date, to the best of my knowledge. I'm not entirely sure this is a Firefox-specific issue, and I seem to remember the same problem occurring in the default windows 10 photo viewing app, but I'm not certain about that, it might have just occurred when I opened my images for viewing in Firefox.

I appreciate any help or insight anyone can provide, thanks!

Asked by asherburt 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Developer Edition icon and functionality missing

Last night, I noticed that the usual Dock icon for Firefox developer Edition had changed from Blue Fox to what looked like the App Store brush/pencil triangle. I restarte… (read more)

Last night, I noticed that the usual Dock icon for Firefox developer Edition had changed from Blue Fox to what looked like the App Store brush/pencil triangle. I restarted but it persisted. Removed the application and re-downloaded and re-installed, but same issue. I then noticed that all the Tools -> Web Developer tools had gone from the menu. Likewise, doing Firefox -> About inserted 'about:preferences' in the search bar, but nothing else happened. Tried launching the settings from the right side hamburger menu, again nothing happened.

Read around a bit, and deleted one of two profiles from ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/..., then tried re-install and restart the Developer Edition, but that complained that a profile was missing. Restored the profile I deleted, but same problem as before.

I'm stumped. Can anyone help with this one please? I'm on Mac, latest version of Mojave.

Thanks

Asked by Tony Dunn 3 months ago

Answered by Tony Dunn 3 months ago

[Bug] Firefox asks to cancel download when switching profiles?

Not a serious bug, but firefox warns about cancelling downloads when trying to switch profiles without actually exiting the browser. Please take a look at the attached im… (read more)

Not a serious bug, but firefox warns about cancelling downloads when trying to switch profiles without actually exiting the browser. Please take a look at the attached image.

If I somehow click on "Cancel 1 Download", it does nothing, just launches the profile I am launching. So the warning actually means nothing, and should be removed.

Thanks.

Asked by Sourav 3 months ago

Last reply by philipp 3 months ago

Firefox password

Hi, If I already use a password manager service, why would I be required to have something similar with Firefox, I don't understand, why would I even need a password wit… (read more)

Hi,

If I already use a password manager service, why would I be required to have something similar with Firefox, I don't understand, why would I even need a password with Firefox, is it for added security? I am using a few Firefox extensions, is it for that? Every time I sign on to Firefox browser, I'm prompted for a password. When I headed over to settings to cancel it, a message said not to. This feels more like a pain in the b**t?

Please advise Thanks for helping

Asked by urbanlifeus 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Problem with cache on Firefox Developer Edition

Hello, I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files. But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove stoc… (read more)

Hello,

I'm beginner in development. Today I'm working on some CSS files.

But when I reload, the content don't load the new features. I've try to clear cache, remove stockage on the console , and also try command + f5 (on iMac).

The only one solution I've founded is to clear cache , leave firefox , shutdown computer and restart.

Very contraignant. I've test on Chrome and it work well. So I don't know what I need to do to...

I'm using MAMP to lauch app on local

Asked by matheo.zeller 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago