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how does sync work

I have two PC's I have Firefox on both and I have some time in the past set up sync as from the firefox (top left) icon it has listed 'sync now' What I would like to know… (read more)

I have two PC's I have Firefox on both and I have some time in the past set up sync as from the firefox (top left) icon it has listed 'sync now'

What I would like to know is what exactly gets synced !

When clicking 'Sync Now', is this an upload or a download from the PC ?

If a download then how do you do an upload of changes and if a download how do you do an upload of changes from either PC.

I am totally confused how it works please explain as my two PC's only seem to have been synced once after the first time I joined them with the code !

Asked by Reddep 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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firefox saying yahoo.com not safe wont load why?

i use yahoo.com as my web page to start internet. today it is saying it can't take me there that yahoo.com is not a safe site. i have uninstalled firefox 2 times and re… (read more)

i use yahoo.com as my web page to start internet. today it is saying it can't take me there that yahoo.com is not a safe site. i have uninstalled firefox 2 times and reinstalled firefox, still wont use my yahoo.com. what is wrong with this. i want firefox but currently i have to use chrome to get on line.

Asked by kaywell 5 years ago

Last reply by philipp 5 years ago

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How backup/restore new RDM's device list?

Hi, In new RDM (Responsive Design Mode), how can I create backup of device list, or restore saved one? I need to create backup of my added devices. Thanks. … (read more)

Hi,

In new RDM (Responsive Design Mode), how can I create backup of device list, or restore saved one? I need to create backup of my added devices.

Thanks.

Asked by Mehdi 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Links are stripped out when pasting HTML-marked text into browser textareas

I want to be able to paste my email signature into Gmail in Firefox, with a few links, e.g. a link to my Twitter account but displaying just my Twitter handle. The source… (read more)

I want to be able to paste my email signature into Gmail in Firefox, with a few links, e.g. a link to my Twitter account but displaying just my Twitter handle.

The source is text in a RTF file.

Copying and pasting this text into Safari works and preserves the links, but not Firefox. In Firefox, the signature is displayed, but without the links.

Any idea why?

Asked by indros 7 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 years ago

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Android mobile: easier/quicker way to turn js on/off

Certain websites that I like to visit regularly are very slow as a result of some slow-running javascripts. I used to handle this by turning off js as a matter of course,… (read more)

Certain websites that I like to visit regularly are very slow as a result of some slow-running javascripts. I used to handle this by turning off js as a matter of course, turning it back on only on an as needed basis, which resulted in much faster browsing. As a bonus, this also meant that I became less trackable via my browser footprint.

But with Firefox 19.0 the option for turning js on/off has disappeared from the options, meaning I have to pull up an about:config page instead, then do a search to find the option, then turn it off or on as needed.

This is a bit of a pain, actually; I am the world's worst typist, at least on my mobile, so anything that might help would be much appreciated. Is it possible to instead bookmark a pair of url strings, one to turn js on, the other to turn it off? Or is there some other, better way in general of handling this? Thanks in advance for all advice.

Asked by hopp.singg 7 years ago

Last reply by kaviviki 6 years ago

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How to add a Search Engine without adding an addon?

Hi....... I want to add a Search Engine in the search bar and make it Default Search Engine. How to do this without going online and add an addon/extension??? For example… (read more)

Hi....... I want to add a Search Engine in the search bar and make it Default Search Engine. How to do this without going online and add an addon/extension??? For example: I want to add like this..... http://www.example.com/search?q=

Where & how to do this???

Asked by hajbijit 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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How to block specific images from specific sites?

Hi, I'd like to block specific images, on specific sites, so I can load the sites without the images. I can use Kill Button to remove the images, but I would prefer not t… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to block specific images, on specific sites, so I can load the sites without the images. I can use Kill Button to remove the images, but I would prefer not to load them.

P.S. I tried searching, but even Advanced Search took "turn" or "off" as synonyms of block.

Asked by MarjaE 2 years ago

Last reply by vegaspatt 2 years ago

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How can I search for items posted in a particular time period or for ones posted more than a month ago?

I want to have more flexibility to search for items dated more than a month ago or for items dated in a particular time period. For example, search for items dated 6 mon… (read more)

I want to have more flexibility to search for items dated more than a month ago or for items dated in a particular time period. For example, search for items dated 6 months ago, or a year ago. How can I do that? Thanks.

Asked by bidwin 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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minimize maximize keyboard?

Hello, I just switched to Firefox and so far I've been the setting up process has been going smoothly. I've almost got the browser exactly how I want it to. I am missing … (read more)

Hello,

I just switched to Firefox and so far I've been the setting up process has been going smoothly. I've almost got the browser exactly how I want it to.

I am missing one last feature that I would really like to have; the ability to minimize and maximize Firefox with the use of my keyboard instead of having to rely on my mouse so I can switch between screens more fluently.

I don't know of there's an option available in Firefox itself or if there's already a combination of keys that do just that or if there's an Addon I can use. Any advice is therefor more than welcome.

Asked by impzz 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox: changed to generic Image Size search

Previously, when searching for images, I was able to select the dimensions of the images I wanted to search for via the Tools tab e.g minimum 800 x 1200 px but now it jus… (read more)

Previously, when searching for images, I was able to select the dimensions of the images I wanted to search for via the Tools tab e.g minimum 800 x 1200 px but now it just shows "Icon, Medium, Large, Any Size." Can I get the more specific range of dimensions back again?

Asked by Pat1diver 10 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 10 months ago

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How to disable video file (mkv) preview preview in firefox?

Before update i was able to click on link then just push "enter" and it was downloading, now i cannot do that, i need to use mouse save url. How to disable video file pre… (read more)

Before update i was able to click on link then just push "enter" and it was downloading, now i cannot do that, i need to use mouse save url.

How to disable video file preview in new firefox?

Asked by kolorafa 7 years ago

Last reply by Rafael_C_V 7 years ago

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MacBook Retina: "CMD-," causes zoom out instead of preferences (how to reset?)

Firefox 18.0 beta, but also happened with 17 and lower: CMD+, (command-comma) causes web page to zoom out instead of display Preferences. How to reset? What's going on he… (read more)

Firefox 18.0 beta, but also happened with 17 and lower:

CMD+, (command-comma) causes web page to zoom out instead of display Preferences. How to reset? What's going on here--and how can I stop it?

Asked by scopey 7 years ago

Last reply by Joshua Smith 7 years ago

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unable to open this internet shortcut. the protocol "FirefoxURL" does not have a registered program.

I recently ran into this problem after cleaning up my Windows 7 notification icons, which, required the deletion of 2 Registry Keys: IconStreams and PastIconsStream. This… (read more)

I recently ran into this problem after cleaning up my Windows 7 notification icons, which, required the deletion of 2 Registry Keys: IconStreams and PastIconsStream. This did a great job of clearing out the old icons, however, I ended up with this side effect!

I found this article: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/943001, which, gave me several remedies, including: create a new Boolean preference name: 'browser.shell.shortcutFavicons and set the value to false. None of the remedies worked.

  1. My solution was a simple one, I backed up my Firefox Profile, uninstalled Firefox, then, reinstalled Firefox, transferred my original profile back back and the problem was solved!

To make the re-installation easier, it's a good idea to download a new copy of the Firefox Installer, that, way you don't start another browser and searching for it, you can just simply run the installer. Also, don't forget to make a copy of your current Firefox Profile.

I hope, that, this helps and I hope, that, I haven't put this in the wrong place!

Asked by WinSum666 6 years ago

Last reply by kstjohn 6 years ago

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Why can't I open pdf or docs attachments? Save to file comes up but when clicked I cannot find where it goes

I click on attachment, nothing happens, it says scanning file then nothing. The save to computer option is up but when I click on it, it looks like something may happen … (read more)

I click on attachment, nothing happens, it says scanning file then nothing. The save to computer option is up but when I click on it, it looks like something may happen for a second then nothing - don't know where it goes. I want to open file and view then have choice to save! Just like it used to before today!

Asked by christinebosslady 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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Importing firefox from one computer to another

I want to import the EXACT way my firefox looks like from one computer to another, as I'm planning to purchase a new computer and I've seen what other people's firefoxes … (read more)

I want to import the EXACT way my firefox looks like from one computer to another, as I'm planning to purchase a new computer and I've seen what other people's firefoxes look like and that's not the one for me.

http://i.imgur.com/nnRjFFk.png

This is the way my firefox looks like, you'll notice it still has file, edit, view, history, etc etc and that's exactly what I want when I import my firefox along with my bookmarks of course. As well as my extensions like the hand grabber I have.

I was wondering if that is possible to do.

Asked by smooth_turns 6 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 years ago

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plain text paste keyboard shortcut doesn't work in FF 33

hi all Ok. To my knowledge (and I've checked the mozilla keyboard shortcut listings), CTRL + SHIFT + V performs 'paste as plain text' (some people call this paste special… (read more)

hi all

Ok. To my knowledge (and I've checked the mozilla keyboard shortcut listings), CTRL + SHIFT + V performs 'paste as plain text' (some people call this paste special). A really excellent option, if, for example, you're copying from MS word etc and don't want any extraneous crap coming with the text :)

This has definitely worked for me in previous versions of firefox.

However, using FF 33.1, CTRL + SHIFT + V does not currently work (it does nothing). Nothing is pasted.

CTRL + V works fine.

Interestingly, SHIFT + right mouse click paste works too (I suppose it's possible that the SHIFT keystroke is ignored though).

I've checked but there doesn't seem to be a paste special option in the edit menu, just as an alternative.

I am aware of a documented conflict (could just be historical) between the adblock plus sidebar keyboard shortcut and this 'paste as plain text' option in FF.

I've checked in about:config and the relevant preference "extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key" is set to "Accel Shift U", so no apparent conflict there.

I have of course checked this operation in safe mode and have replicated the problem.

Setup:

firefox 33.1 windows 7 64bit home premium (with all patches, etc)

It would be reassuring if someone could at least replicate this issue (or tell me what I'm doing wrong :) ).


Regards,

Gary

Asked by gazzawazza 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago