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transferring FF browser to new computer

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and pa… (read more)

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and passwords without having to reinstall all those items individually? I know I can save and import bookmarks but what about everything else? I look forward to anyone comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 3 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

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Firefox can't play youtube streams

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure … (read more)

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure what has changed. I found an article that says to install the optional update called "Windows Media Pack" in apps and features, but no app with that name exists. It was only a year old solution, so I'm unsure of what changed so significantly. I just installed another optional windows update, and also updated the browser, but still doesn't work.

Edition Windows 10 Home Version 21H2 Installed on ‎09-‎Jun-‎20 OS build 19044.1466 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Firefox: 97.0 (64-bit)

Asked by tomi.fodor 4 months ago

Answered by tomi.fodor 4 months ago

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New tab position

Hi I wanted to have 2 options for the location of new tabs. 1. At end. 2. Next to adjacent tab. This is at the same point in time. I know of the setting browser.tabs.inse… (read more)

Hi I wanted to have 2 options for the location of new tabs. 1. At end. 2. Next to adjacent tab.

This is at the same point in time. I know of the setting browser.tabs.insertAfterCurrent in about:config.

I couldn't find an addon to do this.

Could it be possible to have a typical setting for new tab at end, and then a shortcut for new tab next to adjacent?

Asked by moz_spt 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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How to delete prior visited websites

When I check the connection settings on a website (lock icon left to the address bar) and go to more information I can see how many times I have visited this website. I a… (read more)

When I check the connection settings on a website (lock icon left to the address bar) and go to more information I can see how many times I have visited this website. I already deleted my entire history and all the data but I still can see how many times I have visited different websites in the past. Where is this stored and how to delete this information?

The problem is it will show suggestions in the address bar. There is a setting to to remove such suggestions but I only want to remove some results. Why doesn't this part of the "history" gets deleted?

I am using FF 97.0.1 Win 10

Asked by pikesquare 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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firefox blocks browser based zoom access to laptop speakers

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is b… (read more)

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is blocking zoom from accessing the speakers. I can't find a setting in Firefox preferences to block/allow it. Speakers work on YouTube/Vimeo with no problems (speaker volume 100% and not muted). Speakers had been working with Zoom until a couple weeks ago. I don't want to install the Zoom app just because Google hates privacy and and I don't want to help them own my privacy anymore than I must. I use DuckDuckGo for the default search engine, have Ghostery for an Extension/add-on, and have the Firefox browser set for private window always. I have tried various cookie settings for the Zoom meetings and even the dreaded "accept all cookies" and have Firefox cookie handling set to Standard, with deleting all cookies and history upon exit. I am on 64-bit Windows 10 up to date as of 2/16/22, Dell computer updated to same date, and latest update of Firefox 2/18/22. I have done a number of web searches and not finding the speaker topic or error message other than three unanswered help requests from others with the same problem dated from July-Sept 2021.

Asked by jn9olvr 4 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 months ago

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Firefox icon change no longer works

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/Cus… (read more)

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory

chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/CustomizeToolbarWindow.ico chrome/icons/default/default.ico chrome/icons/default/downloadManager.ico chrome/icons/default/main-window.ico chrome/icons/default/openLocation.ico chrome/icons/default/places.ico chrome/icons/default/printPageSetupDialog.ico chrome/icons/default/TabMIxPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/unknownContentType.ico chrome/icons/default/viewSource.ico chrome/icons/default/Wizard.ico

It worked in version 56 but now in version 97 and this no longer works?

Asked by ikhalil 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Firefox and Ally Bank log in problem

I am unable to log into my Ally Bank accounts using the latest version of Firefox. Ally keeps coming back with an unable to process the request notice. I AM able to log… (read more)

I am unable to log into my Ally Bank accounts using the latest version of Firefox. Ally keeps coming back with an unable to process the request notice. I AM able to log in using an older version of Firefox and with Microsoft's Edge. I lowered my security threshold, cleared the cache and cookies and even tried private windows. None worked. The problem is ONLY with the newest version of Firefox as far as I can tell.

Asked by bgx383 4 months ago

Answered by bgx383 4 months ago

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Firefox won't load -- can't even reach home screen

So yesterday I got a new computer and downloaded Firefox to be my default browser. It worked fine the first few hours -- I was able to log into my account, set up my exte… (read more)

So yesterday I got a new computer and downloaded Firefox to be my default browser. It worked fine the first few hours -- I was able to log into my account, set up my extensions, and use the browser as intended. A few hours in, though, it completely crashed on me. I am unable to go to new websites, refresh a page, open bookmarks, log in to my Firefox account, or even open settings; the home screen also doesn't load when I open a new tab. Literally the only thing I can do is freeze the Bookmarks Toolbar and customize the Toolbar. I tried closing and reopening, refreshing/resetting the browser, restarting my computer, going into Troubleshoot mode, deleting and redownloading the application, but nothing is working. I have no trouble with Firefox on my previous computer or my phone, and Edge is working fine on this computer. I don't know what to do anymore. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by nenecessitepasreponse 4 months ago

Answered by nenecessitepasreponse 4 months ago

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Can't use themes

I have Dark Theme set to default but it doesn't work. When I enable it, it'll stop working when I close the option tab or move to a different settings menu. When I was l… (read more)

I have Dark Theme set to default but it doesn't work. When I enable it, it'll stop working when I close the option tab or move to a different settings menu. When I was looking for the cause, I found the handlers.json files in my Firefox Profiles folder were corrupt. In an older thread I found, it said that if the files are corrupt they need to be "regenerated" but doesn't say how to do so. Please help! How do I fix this so I can turn the Dark Theme back on?

Asked by spatiallychaotic 4 months ago

Answered by spatiallychaotic 4 months ago

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javascript script works in stackoverflow sandbox and jsfiddle but not on my website

I'm not sure this is a problem with Firefox but I have run out of other options to look at. At first I thought it might be because the page uses a frameset (I know it's o… (read more)

I'm not sure this is a problem with Firefox but I have run out of other options to look at. At first I thought it might be because the page uses a frameset (I know it's obsolete) so I created a version that uses an iframe instead. That way the html that needs to be acted on is not in a frame. It still doesn't work. I don't know why it works in stackoverflow's sandbox and jsfiddle but not on my website. Any help is appreciated.

Frameset version iFrame version

If you need to see the tabstrip code (it's virtually identical to the iFrame version): Tabstrip for frameset version

The script is supposed to hilite the selected tab with a red background. The rollover works fine (yellow background and brown text) but the selected tab color never shows up.

Asked by Wayne 5 months ago

Answered by Wayne 5 months ago

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How can I retrieve the current profile path & name from a command line?

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the exist… (read more)

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the existing profile (I only have one profile), but I'd like it to remain viable in case a newer profile is created for whatever reason. Is there a way to retrieve the path into a variable?

Thank you!

Asked by mike.fairleigh 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Programmatically edit browser history

Hi Firefox, A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited? … (read more)

Hi Firefox,

A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited?

For example:

if I have visited

https://site-old.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-old.com/topic1/page2.html

I want my browser history to also contain

https://site-new.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-new.com/topic1/page2.html

So I can see that I have already visited the page1 and page2 on topic1 as the link color would be purple

Would I be able to script something in a developer console and achieve that? Or would I need to program a plugin?

thanks!

Asked by xusword1 4 months ago

Answered by xusword1 4 months ago

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Constant updates to Firefox every time I open my browser

I have Firefox version 97.0.2 (64 bit) for Windows. Lately, every time I start up the browser, it's trying to install an update. I haven't had this problem before with… (read more)

I have Firefox version 97.0.2 (64 bit) for Windows. Lately, every time I start up the browser, it's trying to install an update. I haven't had this problem before with Firefox (and I've been using it for several years now). Is there something I need to do to stop this?

Asked by jsctro 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Print preview missing

I just installed Firefox version 97.0. After the install, my print preview disappeared! Solutions I found on your web site DO NOT fix the problem. I change the configura… (read more)

I just installed Firefox version 97.0. After the install, my print preview disappeared! Solutions I found on your web site DO NOT fix the problem. I change the configuration entry print.tab_modal.enabled from TRUE to FALSE as recommended.

Also, there is no entry app.normandy.startupRolloutPrefs.print.tab_modal.enabled in my config.

Please help!

Asked by zeus2009 4 months ago

Answered by zeus2009 4 months ago

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How to stop Firefox mobile form refreshing every time I leave the app and come back?

How do I stop Firefox mobile from refreshing every time I leave the app and come back? This wouldn't be such a big issue expect for the fact that I use bitwarden as my pa… (read more)

How do I stop Firefox mobile from refreshing every time I leave the app and come back? This wouldn't be such a big issue expect for the fact that I use bitwarden as my password manager. So every time I want to enter my password bitwarden leaves Firefox so I can unlock my vault. Then when I re-enter Firefox Bitwarden is unable to fill in the username and password cause the page is refreshing. Sometimes it even takes me out of the password page because the login screen for the site is a pop-up. Not a separate window.

This also becomes super annoying when filling out any forms and I need to grab info from another app cause a lot of time on form pages when you refresh the page the form gets cleared. It's at it's worst if I have to leave Firefox to copy and paste multiple items because then I copy one item, re enter Firefox paste, leave Firefox to copy the next item, re enter Firefox and the thing I pasted before is gone because the page refreshed! STOP REFRESHING THE PAGE EVERY TIME I LEAVE AND RENTER THE APP!!! It doesn't matter if I leave for mear seconds or used the recent app section to quickly switch between Firefox and another app.

I am on a Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

Asked by Andrew B 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Importing Passwords and History From Safari

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get t… (read more)

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get the browsing history I need to be able to migrate my (extensive) password list.

I've exported my Safari passwords as a .csv file, but there doesn't seem to be an option to import a .csv file.

The page here regarding it says the feature is 'disabled by default' but does not say it's unavailable and I can't find clear instructions for how to activate the feature so that I can import my passwords. Can anybody help?

Asked by jayson3 4 months ago

Answered by jayson3 4 months ago

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Regular browser has no option to clear history on exit

I can’t locate an option in iOS Firefox to automatically delete browser history on exit (as I always do in other Firefox browsers). Browser performance predictably gets s… (read more)

I can’t locate an option in iOS Firefox to automatically delete browser history on exit (as I always do in other Firefox browsers). Browser performance predictably gets slower the longer I wait before manually clearing history, to the point where after a week of use it can take more than a minute to close a tab and open a new one

Looking through past user support questions I saw this issue was brought up last year too.

Is anyone working on fixing this problem? I really hope so. Please.

Asked by magnusvirginia 4 months ago

Answered by Kiki 4 months ago