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Selecting specific search results in google

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I… (read more)

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I could select with mouse left button different links in search results but now it is selecting all previous links as well and I cannot have a control over the selections. I want only some of the links in google not all. Are you able to help me?

Asked by erik27 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How to change the order of opened tabs?

Previous version of Firefox beta for Android I was able to go to the list of browser tabs, press and hold a tab to then drag the tab to change its position in the list of… (read more)

Previous version of Firefox beta for Android I was able to go to the list of browser tabs, press and hold a tab to then drag the tab to change its position in the list of open tabs. This feature seems to have either disappeared (if so, a reason for me to delete Firefox Preview and switch to a new browser) or it's still possible but is completely unclear how to do it now.

Asked by freek.wuthrich 2 years ago

Answered by kbrosnan 2 years ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Switch tab/page

I've been using firefox for android recently (normal version, no beta) It would be useful to be able to change the web page with a swipe from left to right and vice versa… (read more)

I've been using firefox for android recently (normal version, no beta) It would be useful to be able to change the web page with a swipe from left to right and vice versa.

Asked by Stefano 2 years ago

Answered by Paul 2 years ago

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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (read more)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Asked by johndaversa 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Looking for a way / extension to play facebook videos by default in 360p.

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in http… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Beta on a slow laptop in Linux -so, manually changing videos to 360p from the cog works to make them play smoothly. The facebook SD Only setting in https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos doesn't really work -only in a few videos. If anyone knows of an extension that handles this on latest Firefox Beta let me know. Thank you.

Asked by csts 1 year ago

Answered by csts 1 year ago

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Alternate Stylesheets in local HTML file?

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files. See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives I have a trivial… (read more)

It seems that Firefox on Win10 does not present alternate stylesheets in local files.

See for example: https://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/alternatives

I have a trivial HTML file, e.g., c:\alternate_stylesheet.html, with a few of those examples of alternative stylesheets, like:

 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://www.w3.org/StyleSheets/Core/Steely" title=Steely>
 <link rel="alternate stylesheet"
       type="text/css"
       href="http://dbaron.org/style/forest" title="Forest (by David Baron)">

Viewing such a trivial HTML page in Firefox on Win10, the View > Page Style list is the default - just "No Style" and "Basic Page Style". The list does not include the head link alternate stylesheet options.

Why not?

IE has no trouble with these (menu View > Style presents them as expected), which seems to confirm that the trivial HTML code is correct.

Any advice?

Asked by Dante 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (read more)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


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Asked by oldchap47 1 year ago

Answered by oldchap47 1 year ago

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Back & Foward Arrow History is Gone

I dont get why you removed the ability to see the history of the window I'm in, by using the back or forward arrows. It made it very convenient to go back to where I had … (read more)

I dont get why you removed the ability to see the history of the window I'm in, by using the back or forward arrows. It made it very convenient to go back to where I had started from or to see what do you original topic was that I had started the window for. Why would you remove this excellent feature?

On my Windows laptop, the latest Firefox doesn't work right with the Wi-Fi login page for Hughes Internet at my local Denny's Restaurants. I have had to make Chrome the default browser so that I can get logged in and then I have to switch to Firefox. If you need a specific URL, contact me at stuff hat Phil Wells daught Net

This third comment may not be Firefox asphalt, but I need to ask - why does Dashlane, V password manager I use, not work with Firefox for Android? It works for other versions of Firefox and it works for Chrome on Android. Is that their problem or yours?

lastly, why is there not a simple email address that I can write to with questions It's not like I do very often, but being able to send a question or even an observation that might be helpful to you, to support at firefox.com, or whatever, would be easier for us users and would mean that we could keep a copy of the message that we've sent.

An and, did you know that with, at least Firefox for Android, this form won't let the user put the cursor in the middle of the text to add or delete something? If I put the cursor in the middle of the text someplace and I hit delete where I start typing, the action wants up occurring at the very end Of the message. Something's very wrong.

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Asked by PhilW 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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How to add shortcut icon of my webppage to mobile desktop?

Hello, I open a webpage in Firefox on Android. And then I want to add a shortut to that page right on the screen of my Android device. Like other browsers do (Safari, Chr… (read more)

Hello, I open a webpage in Firefox on Android. And then I want to add a shortut to that page right on the screen of my Android device. Like other browsers do (Safari, Chrome, Edge…). Can you help, please?

Thanks.

Asked by martin149 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago

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Does FF have a horizontal left-right scroll key or key combo for really wide pages?

Hi All some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar. https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap If I'm lucky, w… (read more)

Hi All

some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar.

https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap

If I'm lucky, when I want scroll left or right, the cursor is on a piece of HTML where it can move when I use the left or right arrow keys. However often, the cursor isn't available or the right place.

Is there a key or key combo where I can shift the web page left or right in the FF window? I often find it difficult to use the horizontal scrollbar with the mouse.

Asked by Adam H. 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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run two or more instances of firefox at same time

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because th… (read more)

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because this doesnt work for. I tried PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -ProfileManager PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager I use firefox 78 as main instance and i wanna use esr as other instances. Thanks.

Asked by tomasiche 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago