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Unable to make Firefox the default browser via GPO on Windows 10

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#fire… (read more)

I'm using these instructions for making the FireFox browser the default browser via GPO: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/make-firefox-enterprise-default-browser#firefox-enterprise:win10: and I'm unable to do so successfully.

When I perform the steps what happens is that no browser becomes the default. Trying to open an html document causes Windows 10 to ask the user to pick which browser they would like to be the default web browser. I can choose Firefox at that point but if I reboot or do a gpupdate /force, the default app for browser goes back to not having one selected.

I can use the same steps to a file at the same network location to make Google Chrome the default browser without issue, but when I switch back to trying to make Firefox the default the same problem returns. I've tried the rapid release version and the ESR version. I have also uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox.

I feel like the issue is related to the default associations xml file from the instructions which states ProgId="FirefoxHTML . If you look in the windows registry, "FirefoxHTML" is not listed as an option for either of these keys: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.html\OpenWithProgIds Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.htm\OpenWithProgIds

If you go here: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\Firefox-308046B0AF4A39CB\Capabilities\URLAssociations

Instead of "FirefoxHTML" it lists "FirefoxURL-308046B0AF4A39CB" for the http and https url associations.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem or another way to make Firefox the default browser for multiple machines remotely?

Asked by adidasnmotion 8 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 8 months ago

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Where is my bookmark side bar?

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar.… (read more)

I used to be able until very recently go to MENU > LIBRARY>Bookmarks: which would 'split' giving me three (?) choices, one of which was showing a bookmark side bar. I seem to not have that choice any longer ... or do I and I just don't know how to select it? Thank you.

Asked by Dave71 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Where is the screen shot option for Mozilla browser?

Where is the screen shot option for Mozilla browser? It used to be under the 3 dot menu in the address bar but now not able to find it. It was super useful. Please help m… (read more)

Where is the screen shot option for Mozilla browser? It used to be under the 3 dot menu in the address bar but now not able to find it. It was super useful. Please help me with the solution.

Thanks!

Asked by abhik.chatterjee 9 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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Is there a way to disable "Open File" and "Save Page As" operation from the menu?

Our company is using Firefox. We recently have found that you can launch Command Prompt or PowerShell by typing "cmd" or "powershell" into address bar of "Open File" or "… (read more)

Our company is using Firefox. We recently have found that you can launch Command Prompt or PowerShell by typing "cmd" or "powershell" into address bar of "Open File" or "Save Page As" menu.

Since we can not accept this behavior for security reasons, we are considering disabling "Open File" and "Save Page As" feature themselves. Is there a way to realize this?

We sought options to disable these features, but could not find any so far. Or If there is alternative solution for this, that would be highly appreciated if you share your knowledge.

moved from Firefox -> Firefox for Enterprise

Asked by Flagab 9 months ago

Answered by Mike Kaply 9 months ago

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Google Maps Shows Wrong Location...Only in Firefox

If I open Google Maps in Firefox, it shows I'm in Lubbock, Texas. I am not. I'm in Arizona. Google Maps on Chrome gets it right. Bing maps gets it wrong in Firefox bu… (read more)

If I open Google Maps in Firefox, it shows I'm in Lubbock, Texas. I am not. I'm in Arizona. Google Maps on Chrome gets it right. Bing maps gets it wrong in Firefox but right in Chrome too. Same with Google Earth in the browser. My IP location is correct and shows I'm in AZ. It's seems to be a Firefox issue. I've turned location off and back on. Cleared cookies. I'm at a loss.

Asked by danmcmartin 9 months ago

Answered by danmcmartin 9 months ago

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Soundcloud not loading after first time opened

I use soundcloud often, and have recently had the issue of the website not being able to load after i launch it the first time. Autofill passwords works fine, it loads wi… (read more)

I use soundcloud often, and have recently had the issue of the website not being able to load after i launch it the first time. Autofill passwords works fine, it loads with no issue, but then when i try to load it again it's unable to. if i delete the website's cookies i'm able to load into it again, otherwise it just won't work. I've completely cleared out my cache and that helped for a little while but the issue still persists. Is there any known instances of this/ any plugins i can use to always remove the cookies of a specific website, as that may be a viable workaround.

Asked by archiebroadway 9 months ago

Answered by Alexei Solonari 9 months ago

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View Page Info link is gone.

Until I updated to 88.0 64 bit, when I right clicked on a page there was a link to View Page Info right next to the View Page Source link. Now it is gone. I can get the… (read more)

Until I updated to 88.0 64 bit, when I right clicked on a page there was a link to View Page Info right next to the View Page Source link. Now it is gone. I can get the info page back by right clicking the padlock icon, clicking the arrow, then clicking more info but that is a real PITA. How do I get the link back on page right click. I am 100% sure that this was not done intentionally. That would be very silly and absurd to do.

Asked by PCZero 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Firefox keeps trying to update and to install the Software updater even though I opted out

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the lates… (read more)

Every time I try to open Firefox it asks me for permission to install Firefox Software Updater. I then say no and Firefox opens with a notification to update to the latest version. I opted out from updates but the only option available is for the Firefox to ask before updating, there is no option to opt out definitively. Is there any solution to stop notifications and installing attempts?

Thanks in advance

Asked by vascocc95 7 months ago

Answered by vascocc95 7 months ago

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Firefox update did not work, tried to install latest Firefox but got error code

Firefox will not now open in Windows 10 but opens in safe mode. When I try to open in windows 10 I keep getting error code: XUL Runner Error: Platform version "88.0.1" i… (read more)

Firefox will not now open in Windows 10 but opens in safe mode. When I try to open in windows 10 I keep getting error code: XUL Runner Error: Platform version "88.0.1" is not compatible with minVersion > = 88.0 maxVersion > = 88.0

and Firefox does not open.

Asked by dayflyer3 8 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 months ago

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separate rows for tabs and bookmark toolbar

On my old computer, the Firefox tabs were on a different line/row than the bookmarks toolbar. Now they are both in the same row and I cannot find any instructions on how… (read more)

On my old computer, the Firefox tabs were on a different line/row than the bookmarks toolbar. Now they are both in the same row and I cannot find any instructions on how to make them two different rows (tab row on top and bookmark toolbar underneath).

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by moffettl 8 months ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 8 months ago

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Session and session backups corrupted

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session. When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.bakl… (read more)

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session.

When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.baklz4 or recovery.jsonlz4 both of them does not work. When clicking on restore previous session, firefox rezzes a few seconds, and then the restore session tab stays blank.

I tried: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but the website does not succesfully recovers my firefox session and the tab just crashes, I did manage to convert it to a JSON file.

I did some work on the JSON file myself, through regex and jq tool. I extracted the urls from it. I scrapped my json to make it lighter (I think the problem is from the size of my session), I scrapped the "image", "scp", json objects, trimming the size of the file, it's size was divided by almost 20.

Is there a way to recreate a sane jsonzl4 file? I have the data.

What seems weird is that backups from a few weeks is only around 20MB and by adding a few tabs, it went from 20MB to 80-90MB it's freaking huge.

Is there a way to fix this? recreate a json file and then encrypt it to jsonzl4? What can I scrape safely from my session?

I have been trying to fix this for hours, please help!

Asked by Itsuki 8 months ago

Answered by Itsuki 8 months ago

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Unable to watch live YouTube videos

Ever since installed Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (& latter upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), I am unable to watch YT live videos! Below are the screenshots of the issue & a… (read more)

Ever since installed Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (& latter upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS), I am unable to watch YT live videos! Below are the screenshots of the issue & a test page report.

Asked by contact.rishikmr 8 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Firefox Home screen background colour

The Firefox Home screen background colour has changed to dark grey/black. It used to be white which I was happy with. I can't seem to find a way to change it back to it's… (read more)

The Firefox Home screen background colour has changed to dark grey/black. It used to be white which I was happy with. I can't seem to find a way to change it back to it's old setting. Any clues?

Asked by mike.macdonald 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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ScreenShot

Hello, What became of ScreenShot? I used it all the time. So handy. Pocket doesn't save the same way and often doesn't record what I need. How do I get ScreenShot back ag… (read more)

Hello, What became of ScreenShot? I used it all the time. So handy. Pocket doesn't save the same way and often doesn't record what I need. How do I get ScreenShot back again. Regards & thanks.

Asked by bkroadshow 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox no longer displays chess.com pages properly

Over the last 8 weeks or so, I have problems with Firefox displaying chess.com website. The problem is chess.com home page loads but the live play with 3D chess board pag… (read more)

Over the last 8 weeks or so, I have problems with Firefox displaying chess.com website. The problem is chess.com home page loads but the live play with 3D chess board page no longer displays the board fully (top edge cut off) & some other chess.com pages fail to load properly or fully (articles pages and opening analysis pages). I have cleared my browser history & tried reinstalling Firefox (& tried resetting my router) but with no effect. If I use an alternative browser chess.com site works fine & as a long time Firefox user I would prefer to continue with Firefox, but this issue means I will now access chess.com on an alternate browser! Any help gratefully received to help fix this, thanks, I look forward to a positive reply!

Asked by rpdickinson.me 8 months ago

Answered by Naheed 8 months ago