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A way to recover lost Sync data.

Is there a way at all to recover lost Sync data. I was unaware that resetting my password completely deletes my log and all information and there was no indication or opt… (read more)

Is there a way at all to recover lost Sync data. I was unaware that resetting my password completely deletes my log and all information and there was no indication or opt out option for that. I am using about Sync and I see when it was deleted but I am hoping there is some way to retrieve the information. It is a few months worth of it that I can not afford to lose. Thank you.

Asked by allan.pregetter 1 hour ago

Last reply by allan.pregetter 12 minutes ago

How to translate web pages like in Chrome or Edge?

Is there a possibilty to tanslate web pages in Firefox like the way it can be done in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge? I have installed an Add-On but it doesn't work the … (read more)

Is there a possibilty to tanslate web pages in Firefox like the way it can be done in Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge? I have installed an Add-On but it doesn't work the way I want(translating the web page right there and not translating it through Google Translate).

Asked by A. Saxena 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 hours ago

Firefox 89 says compact mode is "not supported" FF89 takes up too much screen space!

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by t… (read more)

First of all: I tried to "give feedback" first, by going to that crowdicity website. I had to create an account, then I created an "idea" but it wasn't even allowed by the mods.

The 89 design is not user friendly, it takes away too much of my screen. I want to see the website, not some bloated tabs. And what on earth is meant by unsupported in the customize menu when I try to select compact? I always recommendet Firefox, among my friends and family as well as among my customers. Since day 1 I was with you, but this is just the absolute opposite of user friendliness. Even Microsoft Edge shows more of the actual website, I'm trying to look at. No "unsupported" compact mode needed, it is already even less obstrusive than that.

There were so many users who begged you not to do this. But you didn't listen. I want to be nice and kind but you gotta listen to your users, not just rely on your telemetry data. If someone chooses to install Firefox, a lot of people have the ability and knowledge to turn off that stuff. Those are your most loyal users. Listen to them.

Asked by geraldvm 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Work-around: WebSDR sites won't save memories stored on my computer

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021: I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings… (read more)

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021:

I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings.

Please open Settings and search for site data. This displays the pertinent settings for Cookies and Site Data, and for History.

A Web SDR site is a website that gives each of its visitors the ability to tune a Software Defined Radio chip to a different frequency, independent of other users' listening preferences. The audio is streamed back to the user.

It requests that the user supply a user name, often a ham radio operator's callsign. This is used to display on the radio dial where each user is listening. If a name is missing, the user's IP address is used.

A cookie is stored with the user name, and if that cookie survives to the next visit to the site, the name does not have to be re-entered.

The web SDR can allow users to save custom memory presets, and cookies are said to be used to save memory presets "on your computer," and not on the server.

I had set cookie preferences for each site to always allow cookies, and my username was indeed carried over from one browser session to another. But my presets were never saved.

I finally discovered that it was not a cookie, but offline site data storage on my computer that retains these presets.

Under the History section in Preferences of earlier versions of Firefox, I told Firefox to use custom settings, and then I had set first- and third-party cookies to be allowed for the session. I told Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and in the "Settings ..." dialog, I unchecked everything but cache and offline site data. Only cache and offline site data were deleted.

The History section in Settings in FF 89.0 is still set for Firefox to use custom settings, but cookie options are not listed. I still tell Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and the "Settings ..." dialog is the same.

In the Cookies and Site Data section in Settings, I tell Firefox to Delete cookies and site data when it is closed. In the "Exceptions ..." dialog, I enter the address of the website and hit "Always" for everything entered, to save the site's cookies and data from the bulldozer.

It occurred to me that there are two duplicate means to clear cookies and site data.

I went to History and opened the "Settings ... " dialog again and cleared the checkbox for offline site data.

NOW my stored memories on the Web SDR sites are still here! In Firefox 89, do not use History's Clear history when Firefox closes to delete cookies or site data, for that will blow away the cookies that were saved in the Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions!

The browser was overhauled, and History's handling of cookies and site data became obsolete.

I do have a question here: If I am on a site, I can click on the lock in the address bar to retrieve a series of screens that lead me to the Security tab, and to its left, the Permissions tab. By selecting the Permissions tab, I can set the site's permissions for cookies and for persistent storage of site data.

If I set to allow cookies and allow site data in Permissions, does that enter the site address into the Settings' Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions dialog? Or must I still copy the address of the site and go to Settings and enter that in Exceptions also?

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 8 hours ago

Firefox keeps losing internet connection but my wifi/internet is fine

A link to my previous thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1339912 Recap: I was having what I believe were some kind of syncing issues, where none of my pa… (read more)

A link to my previous thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1339912

Recap: I was having what I believe were some kind of syncing issues, where none of my passwords would autofill, and I couldn't save new login information, and was getting logged out of websites that I would normally be perma-logged in to. At the same time, I have also been having connectivity issues where FF loses connection to my internet for around 5 minutes. Sometimes it would fix itself and other times I'd have to restart FF. Meanwhile, Chrome would run fine in the background so I know it's not my actual wifi but it's specific to FF.

I have tried the FF "refresh" and when that didn't fix it, I tried a full uninstall/reinstall which fixed my syncing/password autofill issues but not my connectivity issues.

Any other ideas? I'm super bummed about this because I've used FF for many years and been so happy with it and have convinced so many friends to jump ship from Chrome over to FF. But I don't have time to keep troubleshooting this and it's looking more and more like I'll have to switch over to Chrome if I want to have a normal workday without frustrations and interruptions.

Asked by sjb 2 days ago

Tab bar has different look

I don't now what happened but my tab bar has a different look to it now. Possible a Firefox update changed the look of my tab bar, but nonetheless, it is now harder to se… (read more)

I don't now what happened but my tab bar has a different look to it now. Possible a Firefox update changed the look of my tab bar, but nonetheless, it is now harder to see the tab bar. It seems to have a more transparency look to it making it harder to see the tabs. How do I change the tab bar look to what it used to look like, which was easier to see? Can someone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 3 days ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 2 days ago

Video Error on Udemy.com [RPi 4]

Hello guys. I'm using RPi 4 8gb w/ Raspberry Pi OS latest version and while I'm taking my course the videos are not playing(I tried in Firefox ESR and Chromium). I alread… (read more)

Hello guys. I'm using RPi 4 8gb w/ Raspberry Pi OS latest version and while I'm taking my course the videos are not playing(I tried in Firefox ESR and Chromium). I already ask for support to Udemy Support and they told me that the problem was not on their part. I tried researching the problem but i can't seem to find the right solution so I came here hoping someone would help me fix the issue.

I hope I make my statement clear to you because English is not my native language. Thank you.

Here is the image of the error.

Asked by alpas 3 days ago

Last reply by alpas 2 days ago

Copying URL, etc.

I got an automatic update to 89.0 (Windows 64-bit). How do I copy the URL easily in this version? (The little dot menu in the URL bar that was so easy to copy, send to … (read more)

I got an automatic update to 89.0 (Windows 64-bit). How do I copy the URL easily in this version? (The little dot menu in the URL bar that was so easy to copy, send to another device, etc.) is gone.

Asked by siouxland 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Foxnews Comments not available

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not. Using iMac with latest SW. … (read more)

I am trying to read and respond to comments on articles on the Foxnews.com site. I have been doing this for a long time, Suddenly I can not.

Using iMac with latest SW. Firefox latest version. Also tried Chrome and Safari.

When I go to their home page my computer is logged in as usual automatically. However when I click on an article it displays the article but the comments section is never displayed and my computer is not logged on on that page, Nor is there a button to login again.

I have turned off tracking protection. And listedf the website as to allow ads etc I think, Not sure about the latter,


Baffling me. Any help would be nice.

Asked by jbracket 5 days ago

Last reply by jbracket 3 days ago

How to edit the Firefox Ad Blocker to watch a video that is being Blocked

Hello at Firefox community help, I am wanting to open a website program on our local Australian SBS TV - SBS On- Demand but the site will not open due to the following di… (read more)

Hello at Firefox community help,

I am wanting to open a website program on our local Australian SBS TV - SBS On- Demand but the site will not open due to the following displayed message -

Video Playback Error Sorry, we’ve encountered an error playing this video. If you have an ad blocker turned on, try turning it off or whitelisting our website before trying again. This may prevent you from loading videos. Australian Motocross Championship: Wonthaggi - Full replay Sport

The web site program link is - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/1876116035922/australian-motocross-championship-wonthaggi-full-replay

Can someone help with the sequence of steps to tell me how to locate the Firefox Ad blocker and edit the Ad blocker details to allow SBS On-Demand to play - https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

I am currently using a Win10 PC

Thanks Grant

Asked by gknight1 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

not active login button

Firefox in windows will not let me login to my outlook account. Sight comes up, loads username and password but the login button is not active and does nothing. All pro… (read more)

Firefox in windows will not let me login to my outlook account. Sight comes up, loads username and password but the login button is not active and does nothing. All products are up to date.

I have tried several solutions I found but nothing seems to apply to me.

tony_in_bc@hotmail.com

Asked by tony_in_bc 1 month ago

Last reply by tony_in_bc 4 days ago

Create new profile or refresh?

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10 Constant script errors that freeze whatever progra… (read more)

This happens far too often, in the course of 9 months or more frequently. What is going on Firefox? v88.0.1 Windows 10

Constant script errors that freeze whatever program I am in, regardless of the option I choose - the popup no longer gives me a WAIT or STOP IT. The box comes up that says DON'T ask me about this again.

I do not want to copy passwords, more than anything, should I create a new profile. I do not want to deal with replacing or losing the file. When I attempted to load two other profiles over the last two days, both times FF crashed. I gave up.

I am NOW in Safe Mode and without errors, and it's hard to know which app is causing the problem.

Is there a new addon that will back up Firefox these days?

Suggestions? Seriously, FF seems to be a whole lot more trouble these days than she is worth.

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 weeks ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 4 days ago

How to stop firefox from running in the background -Windows 10

Hello, I keep getting Microsoft Windows Message telling me Firefox is running unnecessarily in the background. this is causing the battery to drain faster than normal. I … (read more)

Hello,

I keep getting Microsoft Windows Message telling me Firefox is running unnecessarily in the background. this is causing the battery to drain faster than normal. I kill it in the task manager but, it restarts a few seconds later.

Windows shows Firefox starts running in the background when windows starts. its running 89% in the background, my use is only 10% there is another 1% of unknown use. This background use of Firefox is also using 58% of the CPU causing other apps and programs, games I'm running to lag hang or stop.

I have uninstalled Firefox and used a cleaner to remove all leftover files, folders and registry keys then, rebooted, ran the cleaner again then, rebooted again then, reinstalled Firefox using a fresh install file. It's still running in the background.

I need to know how to stop Firefox from starting up and running in the background.

I even tried disabling Firefox updater and Firefox maintenance in the boot menu, that didn't stop Firefox from running in the background; doing that did lower the CPU use by Firefox 10%

Thank You

Asked by Mr. Bobcat 6 days ago

Last reply by Mr. Bobcat 4 days ago

Tabs look horrible

With the latest upgrade the tabs look nasty and just icon with name of the tab - no border. How can I get them looking like they used to look prior to the upgrade, pleas… (read more)

With the latest upgrade the tabs look nasty and just icon with name of the tab - no border. How can I get them looking like they used to look prior to the upgrade, please?

Another question is why after an upgrade do my settings for a new tab to open automatically to Google with the cursor in the search box get removed. Is there a way to get it right and save it so it remains with each upgrade. I don't like searching in the address bar.

Asked by douglas.chandler 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Hate update 89 -> how rollback with all settings/history to 88 ? Or change the look of 89 that it will look like 88

Hello, today I was surprised with a update ver.88 -> 89. It completely changed the look. Few weeks back it was similar with Thunderbird. I hate this look. I want old … (read more)

Hello, today I was surprised with a update ver.88 -> 89. It completely changed the look. Few weeks back it was similar with Thunderbird.

I hate this look. I want old look back - how to do this. I tried rollback to 88, but it ask to create new profile - after copying all content of profile it dose not work...

Is there a way to change look of 89 to look exactly like 88 ?

why why why .. again ..

Asked by a.h.porebski 2 weeks ago

Answered by George 6 days ago

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Hate new "tabs"

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly: "What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating aro… (read more)

Sorry to rub salt into old wounds but this quote from a 2014 support post expresses my feelings exactly:

"What's the point of a 'tab' if there's no tab? Text floating around at the top of the page is not a tab."

Asked by JackieFromNabb 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 5 days ago

Can't Change Password

When I try to change my password, it makes me log in, which I do using my old password. Then it makes me authenticate it with a code it sends to my email, which I do. The… (read more)

When I try to change my password, it makes me log in, which I do using my old password. Then it makes me authenticate it with a code it sends to my email, which I do. Then I get to the change password screen, enter my old password, my new password, and my new password again to confirm. But it won't let me save it because it says "incorrect password." I know it's not the incorrect password, because I just used it to log in.

Asked by Colin 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

How do I diable muting on tabs?

I keep accidentally muting my tabs when all I want is to click on them to switch to them. I don't want the option to mute the tabs at all. I just simply want to switch to… (read more)

I keep accidentally muting my tabs when all I want is to click on them to switch to them.

I don't want the option to mute the tabs at all. I just simply want to switch to the tab when I click on it.

How do I do that?

My version is 89.0

Asked by guardianofthebox 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago