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Extra download in Downloads folder every time I download

A few weeks ago, every time I downloaded an attachment from Gmail, I would tell Firefox where to put the file, but I would always get an extra copy in my Downloads folder… (read more)

A few weeks ago, every time I downloaded an attachment from Gmail, I would tell Firefox where to put the file, but I would always get an extra copy in my Downloads folder that I would have to delete.

About 4 weeks after that (after a Firefox update, I think), Firefox stopped doing this unwanted behavior.

Now (after a recent update, I think), it started doing it again.

Why is it doing this? How do I get it to stop this unwanted behavior?

Asked by KT 1 month ago

Last reply by KT 1 month ago

Profile couldnt be created on shared disk under Linux dual boot

New dual boot Linux configuration and all new install. Ubuntu 22.04 (all updates). Firefox 105.0.1. I am trying to create a new profile on a shared (ext4) partition that … (read more)

New dual boot Linux configuration and all new install. Ubuntu 22.04 (all updates). Firefox 105.0.1. I am trying to create a new profile on a shared (ext4) partition that can be accessed from either boot side. I have tried over a dozen different configurations. I can create profiles anywhere on my local disk (also ext4). I cannot create a profile on the shared partition. Error msg: "Profile couldn’t be created. Probably the chosen folder isn’t writable." I have checked/verified permissions/directories/access/etc, checked for typos, tried using links or direct access. I tried copying a profile I created on the local disk onto the shared partition and just point to that. Notably when I choose the directory from the partition in the FF profile tool, FF switches the path to the /run/user/(...) tmpfs instead of using the actual directory as chosen. I verified access via this path as well. I even tried modifying the profiles.ini file to the "normal" location. Sorry for the long explanation. I have been configuring new Linux installs since the 90's. I'm stuck. Help??

Asked by csheets61 1 week ago

Last reply by csheets61 5 days ago

Download action changeing by itself

For some reason my default PDF reader keeps being changed to MS Office instead of just opening them in the browser as I directed. I keep having to change the setting in F… (read more)

For some reason my default PDF reader keeps being changed to MS Office instead of just opening them in the browser as I directed. I keep having to change the setting in Firefox every couple of weeks (general > applications > PDF). What's causing this?

Asked by kinglumus1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by kinglumus1 2 days ago

Firefox 105 update corrupts places.sqlite

Auto-updated to v105 today (105.0.2 64-bit Windows 10) and all bookmarks were gone. Not just gone but the bookmark manager seems not to be rendering properly (see attache… (read more)

Auto-updated to v105 today (105.0.2 64-bit Windows 10) and all bookmarks were gone. Not just gone but the bookmark manager seems not to be rendering properly (see attached image where there should be at least some elements drawn). Additionally, neither the bookmarks nor history left pane show anything (second attachment).

The 105 update was applied this morning when first opening the browser. Profile folder -> bookmarkbackups shows a backup from just before the update. Bookmark library -> Restore gives that backup as an option, but restoring that backup has no effect (does nothing).

Exiting Firefox and manually moving places.sqlite to a backup location and then restarting also has no effect. places.sqlite is rebuilt but library -> restore still has no effect.

Asked by tikkoneus 2 hours ago

Last reply by tikkoneus 2 hours ago

‘When I try to log on to one particular website I get a quick flash of the log on page then it goes black. If I use Microsoft Edge it opens up as normal. Can you help please’ for ‘Firefox’

‘When I try to log on to one particular website I get a quick flash of the log on page then it goes black. If I use Microsoft Edge it opens up as normal. Can you help ple… (read more)

‘When I try to log on to one particular website I get a quick flash of the log on page then it goes black. If I use Microsoft Edge it opens up as normal. Can you help please’ for ‘Firefox’

Asked by Mickp 1 day ago

After Windows update Firefox not working.

After the Windows 11 update version 22h2 Firefox would not open. after clean reinstall it opened but does not respond. At first there was a Windows error message about a … (read more)

After the Windows 11 update version 22h2 Firefox would not open. after clean reinstall it opened but does not respond. At first there was a Windows error message about a dll that could not run. Now it opens, with my bookmarks but no extensions and will not respond to any clicks.

Asked by adamwdsk 8 hours ago

Old Email Service on account discontinued. Cannot receive confirmation code.

Can I receive my account confirmation code for my original Firefox account another way since my old email service was discontinued by the provider. I need to recover my … (read more)

Can I receive my account confirmation code for my original Firefox account another way since my old email service was discontinued by the provider. I need to recover my bookmark'd sites.

Asked by Mick Armstrong 1 hour ago