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Copy/Paste not working

As the title indicates, copy/pasting does not work. I'm on Windows 10, have installed Firefox about two days ago (I've recently switched to it) so the version of FF is up… (read more)

As the title indicates, copy/pasting does not work.

I'm on Windows 10, have installed Firefox about two days ago (I've recently switched to it) so the version of FF is up to date. I've looked up a few fixes before posting and they didn't work:

- Tried booting FF on safe mode and it didn't fix the issue - it clearly isn't caused by an add-on (and I've never had this issue in my previous browser with nearly the same add-ons installed). - other people seem to have had the exact same issue multiple times and it's lasted for years, so it's clearly a problem on FF's end.

Here is the issue described more specifically: Copying things from a tab from FF and into the online version of Word does not work - when I try to, the intended selection: - disappears a few seconds after I've pasted - or it does not appear at all - or when it does, it erases the entire sentence it was pasted next to it, which you can imagine is absolutely bothersome.

I've also tried to copy/paste statistics from a site called archiveofourown.org onto another FF tab. - What ended up being copied is only the last character of the entire content I was trying to paste, which I think suggests there's some issue with what's contained in the clipboard.

I'm mentioning these two websites because I'm guessing that something about them is probably conflicting with the copy/paste feature, however I'm hoping no one will have the gall to tell me it's those websites' faults and that I should just stop using them.

When pasting (while having hopefully copied the former selected content- and no, it wasn't the case), it always pastes the content which was last copied into the clipboard prior to that very attempt, which shows that the clipboard's content was not refreshed with the last selected copied one.

I'm surprised to see that FF has had such a glaring issue for years and for many other users, and updates have never given a fix for it. I'd like this issue to be fixed properly, because I'd hate to have to switch back to my previous browser. FF sports so many nice features that other browsers don't have, and it'd be a shame to ruin the experience with a bug so basic as the copy/paste feature being broken.

Asked by yumiifmb 2 years ago

Answered by user1321319 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox take up so much RAM?

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very a… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for the past 2 years, but only recently have I noticed that Firefox is using 1 GB of RAM! It never increases or decreases and its getting very annoying now since I have barely any RAM to run zoom with (which for some reason takes up the rest of my RAM). I can't even run anything else, and thats annoying me a lot since my fan has to keep running. I can't upgrade my RAM because I use a laptop, and my laptop is under warranty and I can't afford to lose the warranty by upgrading the RAM. Is there any other way to decrease memory usage beside using about:memory and pressing the "minimize memory usage" button? Nothing happens when I press the button.

Asked by unknownturtle64 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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download keep failing

i am trying to download a file (about 50gb) and the download keeps failing. When i click reply the download continuous. It downloads fine for a little bit then it fails a… (read more)

i am trying to download a file (about 50gb) and the download keeps failing. When i click reply the download continuous. It downloads fine for a little bit then it fails again. Keep in mind when i click the trry agin button the download does not restart, it just continuous to download where it left off. (sort of like just pause and unpause) what should i do?

Asked by johnkarpontin 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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set "print with system dialog" as default

dear ladies and gentlemen, Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82. I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the fir… (read more)

dear ladies and gentlemen,

Firefox has been delivered with the new print dialog since version 82.

I have to print around a hundred PDF files at work (usually only the first page of the document). The new print dialog means that there is a lot more work for me here.

Is it possible to set the "old" system print dialog by default or to instruct firefox to always print only the first page of the document by default?

Asked by Bruce Wayne 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox minimum tls version is still 1.0, while TLS 1.0 and 1.1 are no longer supported

As you all might know, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have reached their End Of Life, and are no longer supported. I have looked inside the latest firefox (77.0.1 (64-bit)) configu… (read more)

As you all might know, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 have reached their End Of Life, and are no longer supported. I have looked inside the latest firefox (77.0.1 (64-bit)) configuration, and found the following configuration set by default (included in the first image).

I attached a picture of my firefox about page, hope to receive an answer soon.

Thank you, Guy

Asked by sudaiguy1 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Error code when I want to play Netflix on Firefox

Good afternoon folks I can't watch Netflix on my Firefox browser. Do you know why is there a plug-in what is missing or something? He says the version is not up to date… (read more)

Good afternoon folks I can't watch Netflix on my Firefox browser. Do you know why is there a plug-in what is missing or something? He says the version is not up to date While my Firefox is always up to date, can you help me further. Thanks in advance from Trimmy.

Asked by trimmy100 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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high CPU usage, even with no tabs opened

Hi Firefox start to take a lot of CPU depending on how many tabs are opened (that is normal of course especially if with flash contents). What is not normal is that CPU w… (read more)

Hi Firefox start to take a lot of CPU depending on how many tabs are opened (that is normal of course especially if with flash contents). What is not normal is that CPU will not be released when tabs are being closed, even with one (blank) tab left opened CPU usage is 40%-85% (depending if other process need CPU). Essentially: once Firefox process obtained 80% of CPU you can close tabs but you are fucked the same, now opening new tabs is a pain! Of course restart fix the issue. Is not a matter of addons or updates, Firefox and system (Windows 10) are updated to last version; I feel is something related with flash contents. Is it possible only me experience this?! Regards

Asked by Boooooo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Restoring Bookmarks and Passwords

Hi, I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords.… (read more)

Hi,

I brought my computer to Best Buy for some audio issues it was having. They reset my OS and drivers and now I lost all of my Mozilla Firefox bookmarks and passwords. I do not have a recent JSON backup file. How can I recover these?

Thanks.

Asked by csoppet 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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from past week or so I am getting this "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" on well known sites

Some of well known sites such as "drive.google.com" & "mail.yahoo.com" is resulting in "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue page" in Firefox. They are opening j… (read more)

Some of well known sites such as "drive.google.com" & "mail.yahoo.com" is resulting in "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue page" in Firefox. They are opening just fine in other browsers.

This issue has cropped up since past week in Firefox. Not sure what is the root cause behind the problem. I have tried re-installing Firefox, but still no change.

I have checked the certificates of those sites, and they are seems to be in order. I mean other browsers are able to open without issue, then why Firefox is not opening them for me?

Please let me know if this issue can be fixed in Firefox.

Asked by Sujit 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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All of a sudden my bookmarks are double spaced, what happened ?

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? … (read more)

All of a sudden, my bookmarks ( and other bookmarks) are double spaced. This just happened today and I didn't make any changes. How do I get rid of the double spacing ? Thank you.

Asked by Nodpete 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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FTP link wants to open in other app

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the o… (read more)

Hi! I found a strange thing today. I wanted to open an ftp link and firefox asked me in which app I wanted to open it. Of course I wanted to open it in Firefox, but the only app on list was Internet Explorer. So, I added Firefox to the list, but I couldn't open the link with it, because when I marked Firefox and tried to click "open", nothing happend and the box still appeared. So, I ended up using IE. I'm using Firefox Nightly (81.0a1 atm of encountering this).

Asked by Qbsoon 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Where did Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer go?

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:c… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:config . . . keyword "footer" . . . there, I would have to change it for 5 different ways of printing (to printers or to PDF)

I need to get rid of printing the URL in the footer - many times, it's too long, and I don't need it.

Where did the Page Setup option go?

I see in the current Print Options, you have to go to - More Settings / Margin / Custom - to see those. Why would they put this so many levels down?

It used to be: File / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer . . . "Customize" Headers & Footers:

Option 1 (left) . . . there are two leading spaces:

 > > &T
 > > &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Option 2 (left) . . . get rid of the ">"s, and just have the two leading spaces:

 &T
 &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Asked by sludge7051-x 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Where is Firefox.exe located on WIndows 10?

I'd like to add Firefox to Adobe Dreamweaver for site design viewing. When searching Windows for Firefox.exe I don't see it in Program Files or Program Files (x86). Firef… (read more)

I'd like to add Firefox to Adobe Dreamweaver for site design viewing. When searching Windows for Firefox.exe I don't see it in Program Files or Program Files (x86). Firefox is installed and used daily. Can someone tell me where it's located in Windows 10?

Asked by justin.desilva 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.

Hello! I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work a… (read more)

Hello!

I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work around to get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt.

Is this no longer possible?

Thanks.

Asked by zed 3 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 3 months ago

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Download speed in Firefox is very slow

All things I try to download on Firefox are extremely slow compared to other apps like Steam, torrents and other apps. I get 90mb/s on the download speed checks, but when… (read more)

All things I try to download on Firefox are extremely slow compared to other apps like Steam, torrents and other apps. I get 90mb/s on the download speed checks, but when I try to download something on Firefox, it downloads at like, 120 KB/s.

Asked by pedro.santos.valim 1 year ago

Answered by pedro.santos.valim 1 year ago

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How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants? For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.… (read more)

How can I change the DNS Server in FireFox to whatever DNS I want and not what Mozilla wants?

For example: Google DNS 8.8.8.8, 8.8.4.4 or, Open DNS 208.67.222.222 · 208.67.220.220

Enabling DNS over HTTPS dose not give me FULL control over this. I should be able to put a DNS IP address in there like in Internet Explore.

Asked by iggy67 1 year ago

Answered by Thermalzombie 1 year ago

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Downloads almost always fail: '.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.'

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server admi… (read more)

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

I do want to mention upfront that this issue is also affecting Chrome and IE. It's not solely a Firefox issue, but I'm hoping someone here can help me anyways.

  • This happens for any filetype, from any source.
  • It started happening about a month ago.
  • Prior to that, I installed a new motherboard, RAM and processor. I'm fairly certain there was a period between these events in which it worked fine, but I am mentioning it just in case it's relevant.
  • If it's a small file and I try repeatedly, it sometimes will eventually download.
  • Even if a large file successfully starts downloading, it will eventually fail. It usually fails immediately though.
  • I sometimes have success downloading the same file in Chrome, but it also often fails. IE as well.

I have tried the following:

  • Used Refresh Firefox
  • Cleared download history
  • Changed download location
  • Reset browser.download values
  • Disabled firewalls and antivirus/spyware
  • Reinstalled Firefox using Run as Admin (first uninstalled previous version and deleted all program files that I could find, including profiles)
  • Cleared cookies and cache
  • Ran in safe mode
  • Verified Temp folder filepath was valid
  • Verified the PART file was created in that path -- it exists until I hit OK on the error message, then it disappears
  • Ran Firefox as admin

I think these are outdated methods I only found on non-official sources, but will mention them just in case:

  • I found some sources that said to delete Compreg.dat; I could not find this file in the place listed, nor could I find it with a search of the entire drive
  • Verified places.sqlite was not set to read-only
  • Removed read-only from entire profile folder and subfolders

In Options > Security: 'Block dangerous & deceptive content': true, 'Block dangerous downloads': false

Internet speed test: 58.96 Mbps download; 148.04 Mbps upload. No connection loss.

This problem is absolutely maddening. I'll be so grateful if anyone can help me out!! :( Thank you in advance, I know this was a long read!

(Edited for readability)

Asked by wormmulch 1 year ago

Answered by wormmulch 1 year ago

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Pinned tabs disappear

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with onl… (read more)

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with only one instance of Firefox?

Asked by soljeni 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago