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Session restore

Does anybody knows why firefox sometimes restores to a previous session, like the one atleast a couple weeks ago, instead of the one I had when I closed it for the last t… (read more)

Does anybody knows why firefox sometimes restores to a previous session, like the one atleast a couple weeks ago, instead of the one I had when I closed it for the last time? and if I can do something about it, I tried using the files from sessionstore backup but they just update to the new session

Asked by Dany 00 2 years ago

Last reply by Linda 1 year ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 2 years ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago

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Firefox Autofill Frustration, Am I doing it wrong?

I love the AutoFill feature, with some exceptions. And I am hoping someone can offer a solution, even if it is to tell me I am doing it wrong. It seems like others would … (read more)

I love the AutoFill feature, with some exceptions. And I am hoping someone can offer a solution, even if it is to tell me I am doing it wrong.

It seems like others would have a similar problem, and it is sort of difficult to explain, although I'd think there would be a simple solution. Anyway, let me try to explain...

When I use the autofill option, it is usually while placing an order, or filling out my account details for whatever shopping site, or gaming profile, etc. But I have multiple addresses I need to consider when I am shopping, and need to send the order to one or the other, instead of my regular address. Like placing an order that I want sent to my mother's address.

As anyone knows, when you change something, like the address, state, zip or phone number, you end up with several autofill entries. Like this...

First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but I can't see it in the pop-up) First Name, Last Name (My primary info, but my work address, which I also don't see) First Name, Last NAME First Name, Last Name FIRST NAME, Last Name First Name, Last Name

These pop up, all valid options, the next time you start filling out a form. Which is great, because ONE of them is the one you would like to use, but there is no way to see WHICH one points to the one you need. The first one is my normal address, phone, etc, but the autofill pop up doesn't show you anything other than the name, the second is my work, but I can't see that it is... only the name. The third might be my mom's address, but again, I have no idea because only my name is shown...etc etc etc.

Is there a better autofill plugin out there, one that lets you label them? Or some way to show more than just the name? Just showing me the same name 12 times, without any way to know what the right one to use is, kinda makes the autofill feature useless for me. If I only had one phone, or one address, etc, the feature would work great. But since I have about a dozen addresses I routinely use, each with their own unique state or zipcode, or phone number, has rendered autofill useless unless I only need the common "top" one.

I hope I've made it clear what the problem is. And no, using a unique firefox profile for each is not the answer. I'd have to log out/off firefox and switch profiles several times in one shopping or gaming session, which would only make the solution highly annoying.

It would be nice to find a plugin, or any other solution, that would let me label, or differentiate each from the other when the autofill pop-up gives me the option to fill the form.

Like... Home - First Name, Last Name Work - First Name, Last Name Mom's - First Name, Last Name Gary's - First Name, Last Name

Anyone have a solution, or feel my pain? Or am I simply doing it wrong?

ANY help is greatly appreciated.

Asked by ldw 2 years ago

Last reply by Murf 1 year ago

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Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

Asked by brisingre 2 years ago

Last reply by mjwh56 1 year ago

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Firefox Not Displaying Characters Correctly

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of th… (read more)

Hello, Firefox folks! I am running Firefox 78.0.1 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Recently, Firefox has stopped displaying text correctly. I have attached 2 images of examples of this occurring. I refreshed Firefox some time ago and the problem went away but has since returned.

I would appreciate any insights that you all can provide.

Thank you! -Mark

Asked by mswalth 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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New change?? No longer different PDF handling for in-browser vs. Download panela

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I open… (read more)

On FF v78.0.2 (Win 10/64-bit), it used to be that I could open PDF links within a website using FF's built-in PDF Viewer. However, after saving them to disk, when I opened the PDF from the Downloads panel, it would open in my preferred 3rd party app. This was desired and worked perfectly.

But this seems to have changed! I either have to commit to the built-in always, or an external app always, irrespective of whether I am opening from a browser link or the download panel.

This is a terrible behavior. FF should open PDFs in the download handler (like ALL other file types there) with the OS's preferred PDF handler, which, in my case, is not FF's built-in Viewer.

If open a PDF in the built-in Viewer and save it from there, why would I want to re-open it in the built-in PDF viewer when opening from the download panel?

FF's built-in Viewer is great for a quick view of a PDF, I quite like it. But if I take the time to save it, I typically want more advanced functionality, like highlighting, filling in forms, etc. It worked perfectly before, please revert and stop fixing things that aren't broken. Or at least differentiate between the download panel and website links. Is there any hope in submitting a bug report?

Asked by vexware 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Facebook page shop not opening with firefox?

My sister have a facebook page with shop that I help her manage, but for some reason lately we can't access the "shop" tab of the page with firefox. We are getting The pa… (read more)

My sister have a facebook page with shop that I help her manage, but for some reason lately we can't access the "shop" tab of the page with firefox.

We are getting The page isn’t redirecting properly error. I cleaned cookies and cache, even tried a new private window, nothing. I tried opening in edge and everything worked like no problem.

The page is the following. https://www.facebook.com/hadrastico/shop

We experienced problems both in my workstation and my sister's laptop that also use firefox (latest version, windows 10 up to date).

Any idea? Should I fill a bug or something?

Asked by Nikolas Karampelas 2 years ago

Last reply by guranedo 1 year ago

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Accessibility problem. I require to enlarge the Tabs and the Bookmarks Toolbar

I need to make the Tabs and Bookmarks Toolbar taller, and increase font size and embolden the font in these for someone with very poor vision. I am using a 32" monitor wi… (read more)

I need to make the Tabs and Bookmarks Toolbar taller, and increase font size and embolden the font in these for someone with very poor vision. I am using a 32" monitor with large font, and 150% on Display scaling, but still need these areas larger and with more prominent font for easy visibility.

The version of Firefox is 78, and all the options I have seen do not work on this version. Does the Mozilla organization not care about assistance for people who need extra assistance?

Asked by JDSMorton 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Missing favicons

Some sites are missing favicons making the toolbar useless if I have to use text to identify them. I quit using FF because of this about a year ago as all the solutions o… (read more)

Some sites are missing favicons making the toolbar useless if I have to use text to identify them. I quit using FF because of this about a year ago as all the solutions on here did not work. Seems as though FF could fix this internally as it is not a problem on Chrome, IE, Edge or any other browser I have used. Why can't FF fix what seems to be very simple problem? Came back and it is still a problem. Again all the listed fixes that I have to initiate, have not worked. Why can't FF fix this through an update. I am not the only one who has this issue and it is exclusively a FF problem. Not a computer expert but this seems to be a VERY easy fix via updates especially since it has been an issue for literally years. Don't want to go back to Chrome as I like all that FF stands for, but... Thanks for reading

Asked by mwagner13 2 years ago

Last reply by PSL-MN 1 year ago

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Microsoft download ad banner in Firefox

I keep getting a Microsoft Edge download banner when I visit websites using Firefox as my browser. I have selected Firefox as my default browser in the Default Apps sett… (read more)

I keep getting a Microsoft Edge download banner when I visit websites using Firefox as my browser. I have selected Firefox as my default browser in the Default Apps settings. I have installed an ad blocker, and turned off every notification switch I can find in Windows settings. I have taken ownership and changed permissions on every Microsoft Edge folder and file on my laptop. Then I deleted them all. I edited the registry to prevent Microsoft Edge from being downloaded or running at start up. I installed Winaero Tweaker and selected the "stop all ads in Windows 10." I still get the banner. Is there any way to turn this off?

Asked by n4rod 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Yahoo hyjacking my google searches.

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove … (read more)

Every search I perform using google is being hyjacked by yahoo. I have read that many other users are having the same problem. I have tried to follow the steps to remove the add-on or extension but when I click on "add-ons" or extensions from the menu it just opens a new blank tab in my browser. When I click on search in the preferences menu, google is the only search engine checked in all of my selections. Please help me get rid of the yahoo search.

Asked by markdbrown 2 years ago

Last reply by JWStewart 1 year ago

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Underlining a blank space in a Web address

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears. … (read more)

How do I underline a blank space in a website address? The underline is there on Word for Mac, but when I paste in the address on Firefox, the underline disappears.

Asked by donfaulkner 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Will Firefox retain open tabs and saved browsing sessions when upgrading Mac operating system?

Hi, I'm wanting to upgrade my Mac OS. Will all my Firefox data be retained including my saved sessions? Will opening Firefox have everything just like it was before the u… (read more)

Hi, I'm wanting to upgrade my Mac OS. Will all my Firefox data be retained including my saved sessions? Will opening Firefox have everything just like it was before the update, so that the last current session will open up with all the previously open tabs?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Last reply by la3amon 1 year ago

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Firefox closing on its own

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find … (read more)

I am using Firefox on a 2013 Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. Every week or so Firefox closes on its own. I will be using Firefox all week and then return to find that Firefox has closed and I can't restore my session. There is no crash report. Does anyone have an idea of what might be causing this to happen and what to do to prevent it? Is there a setting that I don't know about that limits session lengths? This does seem to happen at pretty regular intervals. It doesn't happen with other browsers or applications. Thanks.

Asked by jshamsi 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I don't care about "sync". I just want to click on Firefox and browse the web, with my bookmarks kept. How can I do that?

My old Firefox lost the fox icon and gave the "page with crossed sticks" icon. I deleted Firefox, thinking I could just download a new copy. But when I did that, I was co… (read more)

My old Firefox lost the fox icon and gave the "page with crossed sticks" icon. I deleted Firefox, thinking I could just download a new copy. But when I did that, I was confronted with "Sync". I do not want to use Firefox on other devices, just my iMac. I want to click on the Firefox icon on my dock, type in what I want to find out about, and that's that. Instead, I get confronted with all kinds of gobblity-gook about Sync and can't even browse. Help!!!

Asked by EinNYC 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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jquery

Hello everyone.So after my latest update my firefox now : Mozilla Firefox 79.0 ,refuse to work with jquery but when I try in brave-browser it's fine but on firefox I get … (read more)

Hello everyone.So after my latest update my firefox now : Mozilla Firefox 79.0 ,refuse to work with jquery but when I try in brave-browser it's fine but on firefox I get : Uncaught TypeError: $ is not a function.

Asked by obmco76 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way I can view my password in my current computer where I started my account

I am wanting to sign in on another device, but forgot my password. if I sign out of my Mozilla account on the computer I currently use, is there a way to view my passwor… (read more)

I am wanting to sign in on another device, but forgot my password.

if I sign out of my Mozilla account on the computer I currently use, is there a way to view my password so I can sign in to Mozilla on my other device and sync it?

Asked by kby1952 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Several FF specific problems since FF v77 and above

Hello, eg. at these websites: https://www.zetor-forum.de or https://www.hobby-gartenteich.de I and also all other FireFox using members can't logout from and when we load… (read more)

Hello,

eg. at these websites: https://www.zetor-forum.de or https://www.hobby-gartenteich.de

I and also all other FireFox using members can't logout from and when we load the site, we mostly see older content instead of the new one. The behavoir come up wit FireFox v77 and we can reproduce at the above named sites eg.

The FF Dev-consol gives me no hint what kind of problem FF with this site has.

Other Browsers, like Chrome or Edge render the site with actual content and login/logout is without trouble possible.

So I come to my question: What can be the problem, that FF not render the newest content at this sites and let me not logout eg? I have no right idea, what we can do, that FF will be happy with our sites as bevor v77. What can I do to found the problem and what to fix it?

Both sites uses Xenforo 1.5.28 (latest), PHP 7.3.x, MariaDB 10.x, Redis Cache server side

I hope anybody can give me a hint, so I can do my best to solve it.

Best regards, Joachim

Asked by joachim.weisse 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Change color of higlighted text when searching with CTRL+F?

Hey, I'm using Firefox as my PDF reader and I need to do a lot of searching throughout documents. When I use CTRL+F to search for and highlight text, the found text is hi… (read more)

Hey, I'm using Firefox as my PDF reader and I need to do a lot of searching throughout documents. When I use CTRL+F to search for and highlight text, the found text is highlighted in a very light green color that does not contrast well with the white background of the page. Is there a way to manually change this color to make it contrast better so it is more noticeable? Thanks!

Asked by asherburt 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago