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Firefox Issue - Multiple Installations store all data in 1 Profile.ini

Hello, I installed 2 different versions of Firefox (80.0.1 and 77.01) and created 3 different profiles in each installation The issue is FF stores all the different profi… (read more)

Hello,

I installed 2 different versions of Firefox (80.0.1 and 77.01) and created 3 different profiles in each installation

The issue is FF stores all the different profiles data in single "profiles.ini" file (which is created by first installation of firefox) whereas as per Firefox documentation It should have created 2 different profiles.ini for 2 different version of firefox which is actually good for privacy reason.

OS is: Win 10 (64bit)

Please let me know how to resolve this issue?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Arnold Racx 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 minutes ago

Opening attachments in Gmail

I'm using Gmail in Firefox 80.0.1. When there is a Word or .pdf attachment on a gmail message, clicking on the attachment opens the dialogue box attached below. Despite… (read more)

I'm using Gmail in Firefox 80.0.1. When there is a Word or .pdf attachment on a gmail message, clicking on the attachment opens the dialogue box attached below. Despite checking the box, "Do this automatically for files like this from now on," the box continue to pop up with the next attachment on another email. Is there a way to make it "automatic?"

Asked by rsuchyta1 5 hours ago

Last reply by rsuchyta1 12 minutes ago

Search in pdf

I use windows 10 and the latest version of browser firefox. Standard I get microsofts edge as reader for pdf-files. I can not find there a search possibillety so I change… (read more)

I use windows 10 and the latest version of browser firefox. Standard I get microsofts edge as reader for pdf-files. I can not find there a search possibillety so I changed the standard pdf reading to firefox. But also there I cannot find a search button. Is it possible to search or has I to change to Acrobat etc

Regards: Piet

Asked by newspldnv 35 minutes ago

purpose of sync firefox

Hello; Is the sync firefox account to be used only on 2 computers, e.g. part at work, part at home? and not e.g. to recover data after reconfiguring / setting up a new co… (read more)

Hello;

Is the sync firefox account to be used only on 2 computers, e.g. part at work, part at home? and not e.g. to recover data after reconfiguring / setting up a new computer?

I forgot my computer to work, I had to reset my password because I haven't typed it in a long time; I don't have the passwords, I don't have any installed plugins, I don't have any browsing history;

if he knew I wouldn't be able to access to my data, I wouldn't have set up this account, because it gave me the illusion that in such a situation I would be able to continue working where I finished

Did I misjudge the features of this account? And after starting the computer on which I work every day I will have access to passwords or will they be erased there as well? If they are to be erased - is it better to make a copy of all passwords, history, etc. before connecting the computer to the network ?

Kind regards Norbert

Asked by G1 10 hours ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 37 minutes ago

Sync broken

So i formated my laptop and before i did i sync my bookmarks/passwords etc. AFter the format i log in again in my firefox account and nothing is synced and everything is … (read more)

So i formated my laptop and before i did i sync my bookmarks/passwords etc. AFter the format i log in again in my firefox account and nothing is synced and everything is lost

Asked by marios1269 2 hours ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 39 minutes ago

Firefox often hijacked by Bing

Hi. I use Duck Duck Go as my browser, but I've found that Firefox often sets my browser to Bing. It will do this for my search bar, and my home page. I'm fed up of changi… (read more)

Hi. I use Duck Duck Go as my browser, but I've found that Firefox often sets my browser to Bing. It will do this for my search bar, and my home page. I'm fed up of changing it back! Devs, if you are listening - stop it! It makes Firefox feel like malware, and I am slowly but surely losing interest in what was once my go-to recomended browser. I repeat: I AM NOT INTERESTED. I don't want Bing! It can go screw itself with a red hot poker!

Asked by pjblackmoore 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 48 minutes ago

open firefox newtab with yahoo

Hello, In settings "open newtab with" gives only options of either "blank page" or "firefox home". I want the new tab to open with "yahoo". How do I set that? Why is fire… (read more)

Hello,

In settings "open newtab with" gives only options of either "blank page" or "firefox home". I want the new tab to open with "yahoo". How do I set that? Why is firefox forcing us to use only the firefox for new tabs?

Asked by unnsc1 1 hour ago

Last reply by Arnold Racx 1 hour ago

Requested entity too large.

Hi When I visit the following website; https://community.bt.com/ I get the following response; Request Entity Too Large The requested resource /bt/ does not allow request… (read more)

Hi When I visit the following website; https://community.bt.com/ I get the following response;

Request Entity Too Large The requested resource /bt/ does not allow request data with GET requests, or the amount of data provided in the request exceeds the capacity limit.

However, this website is fully accessible using 'Microsoft Edge' I'm using Firefox 80.0.1 with Windows 10

Thanks for any help in advance.

Asked by cydneyjohn 5 hours ago

Last reply by cydneyjohn 1 hour ago

Regarding certificate installation in cert9.DB

I am using firefox 80 version and i tried installing certificates through certutil in cert9.db but certificates are not getting installed. i tried with older version but … (read more)

I am using firefox 80 version and i tried installing certificates through certutil in cert9.db but certificates are not getting installed. i tried with older version but still certificates are not installed.But when i tried installing through command prompt certificates are installed.what is the possible reason?(i am using windows 10).

Asked by swshruti 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Why was 'Close tabs to the right' moved into a submenu?

Earlier, you could quickly close all tabs that I was done using by keyboard shortcuts 'Right Click' on Tab > 'i' > Enter This was a quick and very often used shortc… (read more)

Earlier, you could quickly close all tabs that I was done using by keyboard shortcuts 'Right Click' on Tab > 'i' > Enter This was a quick and very often used shortcut to close tabs to the right. Likewise for the 'Close other tabs' option.

But it's now moved inside a 'Close Multiple Tabs' menu. And this menu does not have a unique keyboard shortcut. It has M, which is also the shortcut for mute tab. So now when one needs to close tabs, it becomes 'Right Click' on Tab > 'm' > 'm' > Enter > Enter

Could this be changed so that either the keyboard shortcut for Close Multiple Tabs is not 'm', or that the close tabs options appear in the main menu on right click?

Asked by aravindsjbhs 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

Every webpage I visit shows on Highlighted, Bookmarks and Top Sites!

I have no time to kill all these unnecessary things! I can't find any needed bookmark in this avalanche! My work makes me visit a lot of pages every day and now I am abso… (read more)

I have no time to kill all these unnecessary things! I can't find any needed bookmark in this avalanche! My work makes me visit a lot of pages every day and now I am absolutely buried in this ocean of urls that I had to visit only once. The disaster happened after the upgrade to 80.0.1 (64 bit). I tried to forbid Highlighted and Top Sites and use Pocket for the bookmarks I need but it is awfully uncomfortable. What am I to do?

Asked by goodwordland 6 days ago

Last reply by goodwordland 1 hour ago

tabs is crashing

1-2 weeks ago tabs just randomly started to crash, it happens when i am trying to create new tab. after that, adblock extension in the toolbar stops working and buttons d… (read more)

1-2 weeks ago tabs just randomly started to crash, it happens when i am trying to create new tab. after that, adblock extension in the toolbar stops working and buttons do not respond as shown on the screenshot 2. the problem was both on the old version of the add-on and remained after the update of the add-on. on the 3rd screenshot shows how it supposed to work.

Asked by Evil_Raccoon 1 hour ago

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Restoring history from a second device with Sync

Hello, IT support wiped my browser history on Laptop A. I also have Laptop B, which hasn't been used in a couple of weeks, and which is connected to Laptop A through Sync… (read more)

Hello,

IT support wiped my browser history on Laptop A. I also have Laptop B, which hasn't been used in a couple of weeks, and which is connected to Laptop A through Sync. Ideally I'd like to import the history from Laptop B to Laptop A, as this would be an almost total restore.

Laptop A losing its history is the most recent activity though, and I'm worried that as soon as I open Firefox on Laptop B, Sync will overwrite B's history with the (now blank) history from A.

So, is it possible to get B's data onto A through Sync, without A wiping B? Can I generate a backup from B through other means without Sync overwriting it?

Many thanks,

Charlotte

Asked by cha.warren 4 hours ago

Answered by cha.warren 2 hours ago

Firefox page loading times extremly slow

Hi, since about a week or 2, Firefox is extremely slow, the page loading times are atrocious and I am out of ideas. When I compare to chrome or edge, we are talking about… (read more)

Hi,

since about a week or 2, Firefox is extremely slow, the page loading times are atrocious and I am out of ideas. When I compare to chrome or edge, we are talking about anywhre from 2x to5x+ slower page loading times. It happens on any page I open. I never had this issue before and have been using FF for many years.

Technicals: Firefox v. 80.0.1 (64-bit), OS Windows 10, all updates installed. Extensions i use in FF: Duckduckgo Privacy Essentials, Facebook container, Google Translator, image search options, VLC, ublock origin, Web Developer & Reddit enhancment suite.

What I already tried: log out and in and re-sync, clear data & cache, Private mode, Firefox refresh.

Hope someone can help,

Asked by DmX 2 hours ago

open a new window for google search using context menu (insteat of a new tab)

hello, if I mark any text in a browser window and use the context menu (using right mouse button) "google search" the result is opened in a new tab. But I would prefer a … (read more)

hello, if I mark any text in a browser window and use the context menu (using right mouse button) "google search" the result is opened in a new tab. But I would prefer a new window. No posibilities in FF-Settings, nor does Google setting "new window" work. Any suggestions? tks

Asked by johanoza 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Emails not filling out correctly in forms

When I fill in blanks for emails on website forms, half the time Firefox tells me the email is not valid. These same websites are working fine in Chrome. This problem s… (read more)

When I fill in blanks for emails on website forms, half the time Firefox tells me the email is not valid. These same websites are working fine in Chrome. This problem started around 2 weeks ago for me.

I have attached an image from Gradescope to show what I mean.

Asked by isleofnonconformity 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

  • Solved

Facebook tab causes a lot of memory-related errors on Firefox 80

I use Firefox on a daily basis. It's open 24/7 on my PC and has 7 pinned tabs because I use them all almost everyday - they are mostly e-mail. It's set to auto-update and… (read more)

I use Firefox on a daily basis. It's open 24/7 on my PC and has 7 pinned tabs because I use them all almost everyday - they are mostly e-mail. It's set to auto-update and I think it recently updated to version 80. Ever since Facebook announced the removal of Facebook Classic and rolled out a Messenger update yesterday, I have been getting weird memory-related issues. Since I don't use Firefox exclusively, I just minimize it but it's always running. When I maximize it back to use it, the Facebook pinned tab does something crazy and all my other software start complaining that Windows ran out of memory and sometimes even crashing them though Firefox doesn't and the Facebook page looks garbled like its CSS gets corrupted. I am using the new Facebook - the one that looks like an app - in Dark Mode. The issue only happens when I use Facebook. The issue started happening yesterday.

Important note: this only started happening yesterday. The only thing that changed was the update to Firefox 80 and the roll out of the new Facebook Messenger update. This PC is rarely shut down. Also, when I am using the network (like downloading games from Steam or Epic Games or GOG Galaxy), the issue worsens and Explorer crashes and closes everything in my notification area.

Current workaround: I closed the Facebook pinned tab and everything seems to be working fine.

Specs: Firefox version 80 (no plugins) Windows 10 version 2004 Core-i7 4790K, 32Gb RAM, SSD + 19 Terabytes total HDD NVidia RTX 2070 Super with latest Game Ready drivers

Asked by Wimle 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

Search failed to match sound

When searching within a web page using CTRL-F, as soon as you type enough characters that don't match anything in the page, as in string not found, it makes a loud annoyi… (read more)

When searching within a web page using CTRL-F, as soon as you type enough characters that don't match anything in the page, as in string not found, it makes a loud annoying sound much like Win98 booting. How DO I TURN THAT OFF?

Asked by hazelwood.matthew 2 days ago

Last reply by hazelwood.matthew 3 hours ago