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Selecting specific search results in google

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I… (read more)

Mission is to select some of my google search results (links) in order to copy their urls using Firefox add-on Copy Selected links. It use to work that by pressing Ctrl I could select with mouse left button different links in search results but now it is selecting all previous links as well and I cannot have a control over the selections. I want only some of the links in google not all. Are you able to help me?

Asked by erik27 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS [Resolved]

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me. Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.1… (read more)

I just hit a bug in Firefox that was a real time eater for me.

Firefox was automatically redirecting to https for a website even when I typed in the full url http://192.168.138.210:80. It would always redirect even if there was no server listening at port 80! Even, if I added query parameters like ?q=123456, it still did it.

I had set up the web server to listen on port 80 at 192.168.138.210 and I could never get firefox to load the http page. I created a simple node http server and the same issue occurred. I finally realized that it was the browser was doing the https redirect. I disabled all extensions and it still occurred. I tried `Private Window` and the issue went away. Chrome was fine. I also tested `wget` and it was fine.

Once I realized the Firefox profile was the issue, I then cleared the cache in the browser and presto, problem went away.

I cannot repeat this error in Firefox so a Bug report is probably not warranted. In hindsight, I should have made a copy of the profile :(

Hope this information helps someone else avoid the pain of this and also a simple warning to those testing new web servers, don't assume any complex web browser is doing the right thing, use simple tools like wget or netcat to see whats going on at the lowest possible level before passing blame.

Here are a couple of goto *nix tests I have used:

Netcat trick to send a request to http://192.168.138.210:80/ % printf "GET / HTTP/1.0\r\n\r\n" | nc 192.168.138.210 80

Handy wget script that gives all the necessities of more complex calls like https for troubleshooting certificate resolution etc.: % curl -v -I --insecure https://google.com 2>&1 | egrep -v '^> |^< |^{|^}|^* T|^* AL|^ 0'

Asked by tim.c.quinn 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 21 hours ago

How to Show "Look Up" menu item in Firefox on Mac when alt-click/right-click a word?

When I right click a word in either Chrome or Safari, it shows the Mac menu option called "Look Up" which I often use for searching dictionary meanings. How can we do tha… (read more)

When I right click a word in either Chrome or Safari, it shows the Mac menu option called "Look Up" which I often use for searching dictionary meanings.

How can we do that in Firefox for Mac?

Asked by stoikoviro 23 hours ago

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Can't unpin a site

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contr… (read more)

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contrast to other pinned sites). It's not a huge problem, but I have some ethical issues with Amazon, so the last thing I want to see every time I open my browser is their logo. I also wonder how did it get there in the first place (I sometimes do browse the site to get an idea what are the prices of various products, but not too often and I'm not sure if there is a way to pin it by accident at all). Does anyone have the same problem?

Asked by rypeld 6 days ago

Answered by rypeld 6 days ago

Remove URL from search suggestions but not all URLs from that domain

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the sugges… (read more)

A website I visit often has an annoying splash page I'd rather not have to go through every time I go there so how do I remove the default url that shows up in the suggestions but not the page I actually use which has never shown up above the default url once?

For reference this I am using firfox on linux

Asked by seanlindemeier 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

location of different types of cache data

hey guys, Can you guys list for me, where each one of the following types of data is in the cache location in win 10? the locations for me are as follows: LOCAL DIR =>… (read more)

hey guys,

Can you guys list for me, where each one of the following types of data is in the cache location in win 10? the locations for me are as follows:

LOCAL DIR => C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pbnbougs.default-1580885455126 ROAMING DIR => C:\Users\Owner\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pbnbougs.default-1580885455126

so....my question for you experts is....in which dirs are the following pieces of info?

=> passwords => cookies => history => temp files that are junk (for instance, image files for quicker future page loads, etc...)

attached are images of the 2 dirs I mentioned above. I'd like to know where these things are, whether they be in un-extensioned files, sqlLite DBs or anything else. thanks!

Adam

Asked by Adam 3 days ago

Firefox on Linux Mint

Hi, Im trying to stream a video from a website but it's just loading forever? I tried the same links on my android with FF and they are working. Do I need to install some… (read more)

Hi,

Im trying to stream a video from a website but it's just loading forever? I tried the same links on my android with FF and they are working. Do I need to install some additional codec or something?

Asked by milostrbojevic10 1 week ago

Last reply by milostrbojevic10 5 days ago

Firefox cannot load anything

Hello! I've been using Firefox for years now, and just recently set up a dual boot system with win10 and kubuntu. I've never had this problem with Firefox before, and it'… (read more)

Hello! I've been using Firefox for years now, and just recently set up a dual boot system with win10 and kubuntu. I've never had this problem with Firefox before, and it's only a problem on win10. When I open Firefox, there's only blank white where a page would normally be. Trying to right click brings up nothing. I can open the menu, but things like options, add-ons, customize, etc. all do absolutely nothing when I click on them. When I click on the icons of my extensions in the upper bar, the extension interface is empty as well. Nothing changes when I try to load a page--Using the search bar causes a spike in my otherwise flat ethernet usage (I dont have any other processes running that use it while im testing this, but just to cover my bases I can access the internet without any issues on discord or other online applications.) The search bar does retain what I searched. Rather than becoming about:blank, it just becomes, for example, "https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=test" Other browsers work completely fine. I've tried doing a completely clean reinstall (deleting files in ProgramFiles, %appdata%, the Old Files folder that is created during an uninstall, and uninstalling using the apps and features menu.), using DISM to check for anything wrong in sys32, opening Firefox in safe mode, opening it as an administrator, disabling any firewall or antivirus i can find, and deleting my Firefox profiles. Nothing has changed anything at all. Please help! <3

Asked by anitapea23 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

I accidently clicked on reset microsoft to default on my desktop now I can't set firefox as my browser

Please help, I'm not very computer literate but I have followed the instructions but Edge is set and I can't get rid of it. Thank you in anticipation of any help. I have… (read more)

Please help, I'm not very computer literate but I have followed the instructions but Edge is set and I can't get rid of it. Thank you in anticipation of any help. I have Windows 10

Asked by Shirley Elaine 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Browser remember zoom level setting personalised to each unique website url address

There is a business opportunity for future web browser upgrades to add a function in settings for the browser to auto remember the last used zoom level e.g. +150% setting… (read more)

There is a business opportunity for future web browser upgrades to add a function in settings for the browser to auto remember the last used zoom level e.g. +150% settings based on the unique website address. As different web publishers use different font sizes between different web domains or even within the same article, it makes ergonomic and business sense for our global aging population to have a browser that targets this untapped opportunity or to be better marketed to the elderly. This can be a delegated project to a highly skilled outsourced engineer to max your profits, salary increase, and max charity donations to orphans

Asked by feedback.money.tsai 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

I want to remove the bookmark thing under the address bar. I didnt put it there

is this a tip or a trick? I dont know. All of a sudden there are bookmarks under the address bar and I cannot find anything that tells you how to remove it. Doesnt see… (read more)

is this a tip or a trick? I dont know. All of a sudden there are bookmarks under the address bar and I cannot find anything that tells you how to remove it. Doesnt seem like this should be so difflcult.

Asked by jayess99 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

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how to fix losing all your typed work in firefox session when you hit the 'backspace' key

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has … (read more)

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has no intention of fixing the problem despite countless user complaints. the resulting loss in thousands of man-hours of work is not acceptable under any circumstances

but what is unacceptable aside from all the lost man-hours is that instead of mozilla immediately fixing the problem, it has allowed it to linger. i can no longer afford to use mozilla software. it's easier for me to delete all mozilla software from each and every one of my computers than have to keep track of the browser.backspace_action key for all of them. i'm going through all my drives and deleting everything to do with firefox

here's how to do it: download vivaldi browser and import all of your firefox settings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11v63-MFUkOGVRm4Oia5EuW_ZTqVZosXl/view?usp=sharing

use this walkthrough to import all of your firefox tabs into vivaldi: https://browserengine.net/how-to-import-tabs-from-chrome-to-firefox-and-vice-versa/

search through all your drives for "mozilla" and "firefox", and delete everything, esp. having to do with "installer" or "setup" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5iAcWjC_wh0vNiWJujR-xk7lfhgihPJ/view?usp=sharing

there. you will never destroy your work by using the backspace key, and you can edit your typed work without fear of mozilla hijacking your browser and destroying all of your work

you can go the extra mile by putting every correspondence from mozilla that concerns donations into the spam folder

Asked by hamoo 1 week ago

Answered by hamoo 1 week ago

Browser?

If I am logged in to Youtube, my comment function has not worked since 06.10.2020 among other posts. It comes as the message comment could not be posted. What has changed… (read more)

If I am logged in to Youtube, my comment function has not worked since 06.10.2020 among other posts. It comes as the message comment could not be posted. What has changed since 06.10.2020? I heard it could be related to my browser. I ask for your help. Thank you very much

Asked by MH2905 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

I want to prevent the loss of my settings etc. after an update

Every so often, I lose all of my settings (ex. options, extensions, dashboard) after an upgrade. Just like today. I tried the recommendations but no joy. It will take … (read more)

Every so often, I lose all of my settings (ex. options, extensions, dashboard) after an upgrade. Just like today. I tried the recommendations but no joy. It will take me the better part of an hour to get everything back to working normally (for me, anyway), so I would like to know how to avoid this in the future. Thanks.

Asked by jay.samec 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Box Model Highlight

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me? Basically what i want to say is,… (read more)

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me?

Basically what i want to say is,

In this video feature name called Box Model disappeared. [Mozilla Org]

Asked by mehmetali.kus 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Mac Mail Links not working in FireFox

Recently, I have had a change in functions of my Mac using FireFox. MacOS 10.13.6, Firefox 81.0.1 I get emails from contractors with links to estimates/bids/proposals. T… (read more)

Recently, I have had a change in functions of my Mac using FireFox. MacOS 10.13.6, Firefox 81.0.1 I get emails from contractors with links to estimates/bids/proposals. There is a box to check to "View Details"

These emails are generated & sent automatically by their sw so there is a very long link to the proposal. But it's not accessible as a link & I get a "server not found" error. I can access these on my phone in ios12 and it ends up finding the initial link, generating and plugging in a new site and going directly to the proposal they tagged.

What am I missing in on my Mac with FF that prevents this?

Asked by kelly_scott 1 week ago