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How do I recover bookmarks for a laptop with fried hard drive and download them to a new laptop?

My MacBook Pro hard drive was fried. I have purchased a new laptop. Does Firefox have a backup for those files somewhere "out there" that I can access to download them … (read more)

My MacBook Pro hard drive was fried. I have purchased a new laptop. Does Firefox have a backup for those files somewhere "out there" that I can access to download them into the new computer?

Thanx,

John

Asked by jlleidy56 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

Browser Version Update Daily Messages Unwanted: How to block in newer versions?

From a Mac user tired of constantly upgrading sys and apps and browser versions. Older versions like 40+ of Firefox had a THIRD OPTION re. updating the browser, which let… (read more)

From a Mac user tired of constantly upgrading sys and apps and browser versions. Older versions like 40+ of Firefox had a THIRD OPTION re. updating the browser, which let you have peace of mind by not reminding you daily (or rather each time you opened the browser) that there was another "new" version. As an old user who has seen dozens of upgraded versions, and sometimes some unwanted change like this one (the missing third option in controls), I resisted upgrading for long, but recently had to give way. Surprised to get the only two options in the Prefs: either upgrade automatically, or get a reminder and upgrade or decline. This message of the same (or, monthly, another new) version keeps popping up soon after I open the browser, which may happen more times daily. Is it necessary, to be reminded each time? Distracting, and when you have other things in mind, disrupting and irritating. Well, I don't like upgrading for such losses of control, and would like to ask if there is a non hard way of blocking any messages to upgrade Firefox. Would be much obliged if it could be done. I sent messages to Firefox a few times, needless to say. Perhaps somebody versed overthere would have a solution. I would upgrade Firefox if I need or want, therefore I feel unwanted the update popping up message all the time. See picture. And thanks folks.

Asked by stoyan1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by stoyan1 2 weeks ago

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Having Trouble Loading eBay on Firefox since July or August

Is anyone else having trouble with eBay? Since about July, when I go to eBay on Firefox, it comes up with an HTML version of the site. I can load eBay on Safari but it … (read more)

Is anyone else having trouble with eBay? Since about July, when I go to eBay on Firefox, it comes up with an HTML version of the site. I can load eBay on Safari but it is not as good. I don't want to download an install Google Chrome. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Asked by jcg8874 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

Lockwise password storage = poor security

I noticed there is something in the Firefox browser now named Lockwise which allows anyone using my computer to see all my passwords. This seems to be a major problem whe… (read more)

I noticed there is something in the Firefox browser now named Lockwise which allows anyone using my computer to see all my passwords. This seems to be a major problem when it is supposed to be concerned with security. If my laptop is stolen they will have access to all my passwords now???? This does not look like a security feature to me. How do I get rid of or disable this function?

Thx

Asked by drewwilliamson86 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

How to stop cursor from jumping to sidebar?

Everytime I open a new window in Firefox, my cursor will jump from the top bar search field to the 'synced tabs' sidebar after a couple of seconds, usually in the middle … (read more)

Everytime I open a new window in Firefox, my cursor will jump from the top bar search field to the 'synced tabs' sidebar after a couple of seconds, usually in the middle of me typing out the url of a web address or entering keywords for searching.

It is completely maddening to have to, every time, delete the rest of the letters from the sidebar, and reclick (it takes about 3x) in the main field at the top before it will deselect the letters already typed and allow me to keep typing.

How to I disable this 'feature'?

Thanks! Segue

Asked by SFIII 1 month ago

Default browser

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow. I am getting really skeptical about any ne… (read more)

Since the last update my default browser is Yahoo, and the list in Preferences contains only BrowserDefault and PlaySearchNow.

I am getting really skeptical about any new updates from you guys.

How do I get my list of browsers back, specfically Google?!

Asked by Crothlind 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

moteur de recherche

bonjour, depuis la dernière mise à jour (78,0,2esr), le moteur de recherche par défaut sélectionné (duckduckgo) dans le menu "préférences" n'est pas conservé en mémoire e… (read more)

bonjour, depuis la dernière mise à jour (78,0,2esr), le moteur de recherche par défaut sélectionné (duckduckgo) dans le menu "préférences" n'est pas conservé en mémoire et revient à yahoo à chaque redémarrage. Y a t il une manip spécifique à faire pour le fixer ? merci cordialement jean paul

Asked by jp.soma 3 months ago

Last reply by jp.soma 2 months ago

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Google Maps not able to Access Location

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on … (read more)

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on Google maps is greyed out, and when I hover over it it says that access is not allowed. Even though when I'm in google maps, the Address bar shows that my location access is allowed, as well as in the Firefox settings. I have refreshed the window multiple times, restarted Firefox, cleared all cookies, and restarted my computer. I've also toggled the enhanced tracking protection in the address bar to off, restarted the browser, still not working. Everything in the settings tells me that access is allowed, yet google maps still tells me that it is denied. Has anyone had this problem, or know of a workaround or how to fix this? Thanks! (Working on Firefox 75. with a MAC)

Asked by factorfineart 6 months ago

Answered by factorfineart 6 months ago

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Why is the 78.0.1 download for MacOS called "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg" and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg"?

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/… (read more)

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/download/thanks/). The download dialogue (image attached) that appeared said that it wanted to download "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg". The "esr" in the filename surprised me, as I'm not on any ESR release train. Why is it named that and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg", similar to its predecessors?

Asked by Steve Chessin 3 months ago

Answered by Steve Chessin 3 months ago

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Bookmarks gone after update - tried everything!

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doe… (read more)

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doesn't work either; I get an error message "unable to process the backup file - but it does at least see the last relevant version from 10.6.2020.

To compound the problem, whist working my way through several solutions offered on these forums, I hit the Refresh Firefox button, which created an Old Firefox Data folder on my desktop - but seems to only contains the new stuff after today's upgrade) AND I also reset my Firefox password and got the message that Personal Data will be lost so that has added to the problem. Basically a massive mess!

Can I revert to the older Version of Firefox or using an old computer backup or is there another way to fix this?? It's nearly 3000 bookmarks going way back to 2014 - I'd be gutted to lose it all.

I appreciate any help - thanks in advance! Nicole

Asked by nicole.heinzel 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

Firefox won't let me open "Xfinityconnect.email.comcast.net"

For the last 3 days every time I try to access my email account, "xfinityconnect.email.comcast.net", a warning comes up saying Firefox won't let me connect. "Warning: Pot… (read more)

For the last 3 days every time I try to access my email account, "xfinityconnect.email.comcast.net", a warning comes up saying Firefox won't let me connect. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead". I have scanned my computer and removed any threats, viruses, malware etc. but the warning continues to block my mail program. Help!

Asked by eugenia327 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Every time I log onto Zoom I have to download the app again-how correct this?

Zoom help tells me I have to make sure the setting for the Zoom plug-in to always be on but I don't know how to do this, or even if I have a Zoom plug-in. Thanks for any… (read more)

Zoom help tells me I have to make sure the setting for the Zoom plug-in to always be on but I don't know how to do this, or even if I have a Zoom plug-in. Thanks for any help!

Asked by Bee 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Incorrect rendering of a page on dlive.tv

Elements' identifiers in place of disclosure triangles, other elements also displayed as identifiers and are mangled (overlapping). See the screenshot. URL is dlive.tv/s/… (read more)

Elements' identifiers in place of disclosure triangles, other elements also displayed as identifiers and are mangled (overlapping). See the screenshot. URL is dlive.tv/s/settings

No issues in Safari 13.1 on High Sierra. The screenshot taken in Mavericks (FF 74.0.1) as Safari 9 doesn't load the site at all. Disabled all extensions, cleared cookies and cache - no dice.

Asked by scrutinizer1 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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FF 70 on Mac : No more title in the title bar. How to fix it.

Hi all Since I installed FF 70.0 there are no more titles in the title bar. I looked in the Preferences and found nothing. I am running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. TIA for you… (read more)

Hi all Since I installed FF 70.0 there are no more titles in the title bar. I looked in the Preferences and found nothing. I am running OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks. TIA for your help. Nick

Asked by Saint.112 12 months ago

Last reply by Prisss 6 months ago

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A widget (Ultimate Social Media Icons Plus) does not display on my website in Firefox 71.0 on Mac OS 10.9.5. It works on all other browsers+phones (inclFirefox

A widget (Ultimate Social Media Icons Plus) no longer displays on my website www.frankentrikes.com in Firefox 71.0 on Mac OS 10.9.5. It works on all other browsers+phone… (read more)

A widget (Ultimate Social Media Icons Plus) no longer displays on my website www.frankentrikes.com in Firefox 71.0 on Mac OS 10.9.5. It works on all other browsers+phones (incl Firefox).

I have already emptied the cache and done the myriad of other things Firefox recommended trying but it has changed nothing.

I noticed that my Facebook feed is also broken in Firefox, but they claim that it is a permanent break and that there is no fix (for firefox 70.0 and up).

I need this particular widget to work. I am running WordPress 4.9.13

Asked by SFIII 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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FF 71 moves tabs back to the top

After updating FF to v71 (Mac) my tabs are once again at the top of the window, instead of under the urlbar and bookmarks toolbar. Anyone have a new fix for this? I don'… (read more)

After updating FF to v71 (Mac) my tabs are once again at the top of the window, instead of under the urlbar and bookmarks toolbar. Anyone have a new fix for this?

I don't see why Mozilla just can't let people put the tabs where they want and be done with it. Stuff like this used to be one of the great appeals and strengths of FF. It just feels like, which each new update, FF loses more and more of its soul.

Asked by Thorzdad2 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Can I restore 200+ tabs lost while recovering Firefox 71.0? Also... Can one group open tabs?

Hi and thanks in advance for any help. I recently had to restore my profile/settings in Firefox 71.0 from an earlier version saved on Time Machine. (MacBook Pro, 10.9.5).… (read more)

Hi and thanks in advance for any help. I recently had to restore my profile/settings in Firefox 71.0 from an earlier version saved on Time Machine. (MacBook Pro, 10.9.5). Even though all my tabs were present and working, it showed no bookmarks, no history, created no new history, etc. It successfully restored all of my bookmarks, allowed me to create history once again, etc. However, the 200+ (I know, I know....!) tabs that were open disappeared.

I did in fact save the default file before restoring, and as well FF created a folder of Old Firefox Data. Are my previous tabs in there, and if so, can they be reinstated to my current FF without messing anything up? (I plan to cull them way down once I can see them).

Which leads to...is there a way to group open tabs together for the future?

Thanks very much!

Asked by user 9 months ago

Last reply by user 9 months ago

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my browser/tab titles have disappeared and I've tried everything. any advice?

I rely on browser titles as an visual anchor while switching between tabs to remember where I am. recently they've disappeared and I've tried - hamburger menu > custom… (read more)

I rely on browser titles as an visual anchor while switching between tabs to remember where I am. recently they've disappeared and I've tried

- hamburger menu > customize > toggling "show title" - tinkering with addons - tinkering with preferences - quitting and restarting - toggling addons

any ideas? page titles are one of the reasons I switched full time to Firefox and I'm frustrated! TIA

Asked by yankinatl 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago