"Never remember history" changes to "Use custom..." and "...private mode"

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10 Hi. A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "U… (read more)

Version 94.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

Hi.

A few times in Settings I selected History->Never remember history, yet upon reopening the browser the setting was changed to "Use custom settings for history" and "Always use private mode." Why is this happening?

The larger issue is Cached Web Content (CWC), which doesn't completely delete like everything else. No matter the settings to delete everything upon closing or never remember, every time I reopen FF and click Clear Data there is some data in CWC (albeit in kb). I've read many pages and posts here and it's still not clear: A) Why isn't it 0 bytes and B) If a previously visited site can access the CWC, then isn't that a strike against privacy?

Sincerley,

Hank

Asked by hank.leeps 1 week ago

Last reply by hank.leeps 9 minutes ago

Excessive content processes and RAM usage: 50 Processes , 10GB

Hello, After one of the last updates of november I started having 20-50 processes for each firefox profile that I use. In previous versions I used 'browser.tabs.remote.au… (read more)

Hello, After one of the last updates of november I started having 20-50 processes for each firefox profile that I use. In previous versions I used 'browser.tabs.remote.autostart' and 'browser.tabs.remote.autostart.2' and set them to false, to limit the number of processes. But now, even though I removed these configurations, I have no option to control how much RAM and processes firefox uses - the option to set the content processes is missing from the settings page too. Another thing that I noticed is that for some reason, in most of my profiles, container tabs can't be enabled.

Hope you can help, Rotem.

Asked by rotemgor 13 hours ago

Last reply by rotemgor 2 hours ago

Does enhanced tracking protection include email addresses?

I recently googled a product and clicked on a link to their site (not an ad result). Shortly after I got an email from the company saying "thanks for checking us out." I … (read more)

I recently googled a product and clicked on a link to their site (not an ad result). Shortly after I got an email from the company saying "thanks for checking us out." I never filled in any form with my email address. Is Firefox allowing Google to send my email address to the company so they can send marketing emails? I have Enhanced Tracking Protection on.

Asked by leelalynn 7 hours ago

Firefox on Windows 10 Loads Multiple Versions of the Same Tab, Limiting Memory (RAM)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support. It is now clear that the problem is with the Fir… (read more)

Several weeks ago, because it seemed to be a Gmail-tab-only problem, Firefox Support advised us to contact Gmail Support.

It is now clear that the problem is with the Firefox browser. The attached screenshot shows an example of an affected tab.

Please fix this. Multiple versions of the same tab waste RAM and other memory, especially on a limited-memory device such as a laptop.

Asked by JandNL 2 months ago

Last reply by JandNL 8 hours ago

Firefox not MultiThreaded

I expect that each page / tab in firefox is placed in its own thread. However, I experience that when one page gets stuck .. javascript is caught in a wait loop .. that… (read more)

I expect that each page / tab in firefox is placed in its own thread.

However, I experience that when one page gets stuck .. javascript is caught in a wait loop .. that this affects other pages.

Is there something in FireFox that I can change to insure that each page is in it's own thread, and doesn't affect another page's performance?

Asked by mfuhrman 8 hours ago

secondary email account

Primary email when account 1st set is defunct. I cannot change it or remove it. Tried to enter secondary email, and get a message saying there is a problem with setting i… (read more)

Primary email when account 1st set is defunct. I cannot change it or remove it. Tried to enter secondary email, and get a message saying there is a problem with setting it up. I have entered 2 different email accounts that I have and it does not like either! If I delete the account & start offer it is a lot of work. Help

Asked by Gene 9 hours ago

Proton and userchrome

It took years to perfect my userchrome to make FF look exactly how I want. Once 91+ came out it wasn't even a question of fixing the floating tabs and condensing the heig… (read more)

It took years to perfect my userchrome to make FF look exactly how I want. Once 91+ came out it wasn't even a question of fixing the floating tabs and condensing the height and menu spacing (though I tried all of it) but my own codes stopped working properly - I had code to set the background colour of menus/bookmark menus and when I upgrade they were the right colour but with thick white borders around them. This was more important to me than the floating tabs and I immediately downgraded to 90 where I've stayed. Can anyone help me figure out how to get MY codes to work with 91+ and/or to work together with the other fixes out there (tabs, condensed menus etc)??

Below is how my userchrome looks and attached is how my current set up looks. ANY advice is appreciated. THANK YOU.

@import url(userChrome_Fx56_bookmark_icons.css);
*/

/* Standard folder -- on Toolbar and Menus */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"]:not([tagContainer="true"]) > .menu-iconic-left,
/* Standard folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container), 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon,
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList menupopup menuitem {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-yellow-folder.png) !important;
}

/* THIS WAS REMOVED BECAUSE IT CAUSES YELLOW FOLDER ICONS FOR BLANK 
   COLUMNS. AS A RESULT, FOLDERS ON THE RIGHT SIDE REMAIN GRAY.
  #placeContent treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container) {
    list-style-image: url(Fx56-yellow-folder.png) !important;
  }
*/

/* Live Bookmark -- on Toolbar and Menus */ /* REMOVED */

/* Smart bookmark folder -- on Toolbar and Menus */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][query="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][query="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"][query="true"]:not([tagContainer="true"]) > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Smart bookmark folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query) {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-query.png) !important;
}

/* Tag containers (preserve the built-in icon) */
#PlacesToolbarItems toolbarbutton[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] > .toolbarbutton-icon,
#PlacesToolbarItems menu[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] .menu-iconic-left,
:-moz-any(
#PlacesToolbarItems,
#PlacesChevronPopup,
#BMB_bookmarksPopup,
#bookmarksMenu) menu[container="true"][tagContainer="true"] > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Smart bookmark folder -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, query, tagContainer) {
  list-style-image: url(chrome://browser/skin/places/tag.svg) !important;
}

/*** Top-level "container" icons (otherwise would be Standard folder color) ***/
/* Bookmarks Menu -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksMenu),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_menu________),
#editBMPanel_bmRootItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="1"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-bookmarksMenu.png) !important;
}

/* Bookmarks Toolbar -- on Menus */
#BMB_bookmarksPopup #BMB_bookmarksToolbar > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
#bookmarksMenuPopup #bookmarksToolbarFolderMenu  > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Bookmarks Toolbar -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_BookmarksToolbar),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_toolbar_____),
#editBMPanel_toolbarFolderItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="0"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-bookmarksToolbar.png) !important;
}

/* Other Bookmarks -- on Menus */
#BMB_bookmarksPopup #BMB_unsortedBookmarks > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
#bookmarksMenuPopup #menu_unsortedBookmarks  > .menu-iconic-left > .menu-iconic-icon,
/* Other Bookmarks -- in Sidebar, Library, Add/Edit Bookmark dialog */
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, OrganizerQuery_UnfiledBookmarks),
:-moz-any(
#bookmarks-view, 
#editBMPanel_folderTree, 
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(container, queryFolder_unfiled_____),
#editBMPanel_unfiledRootItem > .menu-iconic-left, 
#editBMPanel_folderMenuList[selectedIndex="2"] > .menulist-label-box > .menulist-icon {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-unsortedBookmarks.png) !important;
}  

/* Preserve Built-in History/Tags/All Bookmarks Icons in Library */
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_history____v), 
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(title, query, dayContainer) {
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/history.svg") !important;
}
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(title, query, tagContainer),
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_tags_______v) {
  list-style-image: url("chrome://browser/skin/places/tag.svg") !important;
}
:-moz-any(
#placesList, 
#placeContent) treechildren::-moz-tree-image(query, OrganizerQuery_allbms_____v) {
  list-style-image: url(Fx56-allBookmarks.png) !important;
}


}

menupopup {
-moz-appearance: none !important;
background-color: #e7d9ad !important }


#urlbar[breakout],
#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] {
  --urlbar-height: 28px !important;
  --urlbar-toolbar-height: 30px !important;

  width: 100% !important;
  top: calc((var(--urlbar-toolbar-height) - var(--urlbar-height)) / 2) !important;
  left: 0 !important;
}

#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-input-container,
#urlbar-input-container {
  height: var(--urlbar-height) !important;
  width: 100% !important;
  padding-block: unset !important;
  padding-inline: unset !important;
  transition: none !important;
}

#urlbar[breakout][breakout-extend] > #urlbar-background {
  box-shadow: 0 1px 4px rgba(0,0,0,.05) !important;
  animation: none !important;
}


}
/* REMOVE MEGABAR END */

Asked by M 2 weeks ago

Last reply by M 9 hours ago

Change .pdf files icon back to Adobe Reader

Good People, Followed screen pop-up to make Firefox default browser. Now all *.pdf files have Firefox icons and open as .html pages, I think! Seen some solutions, but for… (read more)

Good People, Followed screen pop-up to make Firefox default browser. Now all *.pdf files have Firefox icons and open as .html pages, I think! Seen some solutions, but for older versions of windows and followed procedure: go to Adobe, Edit, Preferences, General, 'Select Default PDF Handler', as dialog Does not have Adobe Reader XI, step two was Change to Adobe Reader DC, clicked continue, but NO Windows Configuration Screen appears. Using Version 94.0.2 (64bit) with Windows 10. Also, help answer said not necessarily a Firefox problem, also within Adobe Reader. Not comfortable with changes to be made in the registry. James

Asked by JJEULER 2 days ago

Last reply by JJEULER 9 hours ago

about:preferences#home : New Tabs

"Homepage and new windows" setting allows "Custom URLs" as an option. "New tabs" setting allows only "Firefox home page (default)" or "Blank page" Why is there no longer … (read more)

"Homepage and new windows" setting allows "Custom URLs" as an option. "New tabs" setting allows only "Firefox home page (default)" or "Blank page"

Why is there no longer an option in "New tabs" for a "Custom URL" ??

Is this just another of those program designers' decisions of a less-is-more "improvement" . . . ? Well, it's not.

How can I return to having my Homepage URL also designated for new tabs?

Thank you.

Asked by Hikermann 9 hours ago

Firefox Library background colour

Hi, I realise this sort of thing is not exactly the end of the world but I'll ask anyway. In Proton, the background of the Settings page, about:config page and the Librar… (read more)

Hi, I realise this sort of thing is not exactly the end of the world but I'll ask anyway. In Proton, the background of the Settings page, about:config page and the Library window have changed to black [with white text]. Before, everything was white background with black text...is there any way at all to go back to that, without changing the Theme that I've been using for years? The Firefox colour settings change the Settings and about:config pages background to white but then you have the glaring white high contrast etc on every web page...and it still has a black background in the Library window, regardless of what colour settings I have there. I can change all this easily with some other theme or that Firefox Color addon [which is how I got the second picture below] but if that's the only option I would rather just put up with it as it is.

First pic is how it is now, second is how it always was before Proton and I want it to be again.

Thanks

Asked by Haruna 10 hours ago

FF94 I messed up, now I can't import password .csv file

After reading up on procedures (but failing to follow links), I decided to completely delete all my passwords. Let me back up a minute, last week I downloaded the .csv fi… (read more)

After reading up on procedures (but failing to follow links), I decided to completely delete all my passwords. Let me back up a minute, last week I downloaded the .csv file of my passwords, because after 10 or 12 years, I needed to clean them up. I had 486 saved passwords, out of which I deleted all but 123. I did not want to try that in the browser, actually I did, but after about 20 I gave up because I realized how long it would take.

So anyway, I got ready to finish up, and I deleted my browser copy, then tried to upload the corrected copy. However every time I get an error "Something went wrong try again". So as my plan was, I deleted my Chrome passwords (they should be the same), then uploaded the corrected copy. It said "Upload successful" or somethiing like that, I waited five minutes, for Chrome to finish syncing and all that, then tried to import from Chrome, it imported 3 passwords.

But now, here's the big problem, I follow the directions I have found in this site, but once I click the hamburger, the next link does not exist. When I go another way, none of the links exist. I have searched all over the settings pages, and nowhere is there the option to upload a .csv file, I can import from another browser all day, but not upload. So what's going on?

Asked by 1971robby 11 hours ago

Dropdown selection

I know this is probably an odd issue. I have a website that I use frequently and one of the drop down boxes on the website changes the selection I make automatically if I… (read more)

I know this is probably an odd issue. I have a website that I use frequently and one of the drop down boxes on the website changes the selection I make automatically if I move from one screen to the next then back again. What would cause this issue?

I have cleared everything from the browser and done a refresh. I also cleared the startup cache. The refresh corrected the issue for a few hours but then it started again. Clearing the startup cache worked for about 5 minutes then it started again.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by shartsfield 14 hours ago

Last reply by shartsfield 13 hours ago

Unable to log in to Firefox Sync. New machine and new Firefox install.

Log in accepts email and password, then sends authorization code, but when code is entered screen refreshes to display "Incorrect password" and strangely changes the corr… (read more)

Log in accepts email and password, then sends authorization code, but when code is entered screen refreshes to display "Incorrect password" and strangely changes the correct email address to an old address that has never been associated with this brand new MacBook Pro.

Note: the old email address was previously used with my Firefox Sync account years ago, but was changed.

Same result replicated several times.

I remain logged in on other devices. Only the new MacBook Pro has this issue.

Asked by 52371 14 hours ago

Cant save history or bookmark pages

I have asked this very same questions many times. How do I save history and bookmark pages. I have a MacBook Air with all the Firefox updates installed. Several people ha… (read more)

I have asked this very same questions many times. How do I save history and bookmark pages. I have a MacBook Air with all the Firefox updates installed. Several people have sent me suggestions like: click on the star (Nothing happened) click on the 3-dots (Nothing happens)I'm starting to believe you all have no idea of how to fix this. Also, when you send me something, I can't figure out how to respond. That's why I have not answered some of your suggestions. Bob

Asked by bob.schreiner 15 hours ago

Firefox ESR91.3 Silent Mode Print

We use Firefox in our small business to deliver web-based apps for visitor sign-in at schools. We specify Firefox ESR primarily because of the Silent Print feature and t… (read more)

We use Firefox in our small business to deliver web-based apps for visitor sign-in at schools. We specify Firefox ESR primarily because of the Silent Print feature and the fact it is much easier to enable in Firefox than other major browsers.

With the ESR 91 release we began getting reports from customers that our web-app was no printing the name tags to a locally connected label printer. The printer has been checked. Drivers are installed and updated. The target label printer is designated as the default for the Win-PC station.

The config of the Firefox print function has been verified so that it is targeting the right local device and has the relevant print settings correct.

When we run with PRINT.ALWAYS_PRINT_SILENT = TRUE the sign-in process completes and no name tag is printed to the label printer.

When we run with PRINT.ALWAYS_PRINT_SILENT = FALSE the sign-in process completes, the print dialog pops and upon clicking the PRINT button the name tag prints to the label printer.

What's up with the PRINT.ALWAYS_PRINT_SILENT setting? It used to work, when we were running ESR78. Silent printing has been our selling point to run Firefox on hundreds of PC/Win (and Mac) workstations across our customer sites. Without this feature enabled and working, our customers are going to start asking to move back to Chrome or Edge.

Asked by mfranke62 16 hours ago

ConvertKit issues

Testing ConvertKit integrations with my Squarespace site across multiple browsers. Firefox (v94.0.2) doesn't show the embedded ConvertKit form in the footer. I also have … (read more)

Testing ConvertKit integrations with my Squarespace site across multiple browsers. Firefox (v94.0.2) doesn't show the embedded ConvertKit form in the footer. I also have the ConvertKit form embedded in a sidebar, and while Firefox shows that form, it doesn't initiate the correct response (a 'thank you' that shows up on the sidebar when someone signs up); instead it pops open a new browser window with the thank you message.

I uploaded 2 images; one shows how the form should act on the sidebar after subscribing (screenshot from using Chrome) and the other shows how Firefox handles the subscribe. The Chrome screenshot shows Sign Up For Our Newsletter and a Success! message below it. The Firefox image shows that the form response takes me to another web page with multiple messages.

Any ideas what's up? should I advise visitors to the website that the form does not display correctly on Firefox?

Thanks -

Asked by laura63 17 hours ago