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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

Some websites won't load - think I'm a bot

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/queb… (read more)

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/quebec/customer-service) but it's an important one for me.

The error message tells me to enable cookies and JavaScript, which I've done but the error persists. The message is as follows. Any ideas on what else I could do resolve this error? Thank you

Pardon Our Interruption

As you were browsing something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:

   You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed.
   You've disabled cookies in your web browser.
   A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article.

To regain access, please make sure that cookies and JavaScript are enabled before reloading the page.

Asked by ina.ionescu 5 months ago

Last reply by Glen G. 6 days ago

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You've launched an older version of firefox bugs

For the longest time, years, we have encountered interactive pop-ups that lead to failure of firefox to supply user friendly interaction. I can only think this has driven… (read more)

For the longest time, years, we have encountered interactive pop-ups that lead to failure of firefox to supply user friendly interaction. I can only think this has driven less avid users to decline interaction with firefox, basically driving them to other browsers or means instead of persisting with firefox. You've launched an older version of firefox is the most notorious pop-ups that has ever been delivered from firefox. the message goes on to read:

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this installation of firefox.

Most every time I open a file by this means it is through the file local system clicking on an html file and other times it occurs from an application on this computer directing me to a site where I should obtain specific information. I want you to remember that every time we save a pages those saves are in the file/folder combination of html that reside to on the computer; and, every time we wish to open one of these we are addressed with this less than ideal situation.

This advice has several deficiencies. First off as I see is that instead of offering a means to update the current version of firefox the user is given no alternative except to 'create a new profile'. How can this be a better alternative than an update?

Frustration that derive from this interaction is:

one, when I open a file I usually would like it opened in a specific profile so that all the data becomes associated with that profile

two, not only the time it takes to create a new profile and the lapse in an uninterrupted thought process but what to do with all the one-off profiles that are created in order to handle this particular situation. Further, every time a user wishes to open a file of this nature there is never an alternative means to tackle this reoccurring problem. For years it has been the same end-run-about.

In addition, this dialog seems flawed as we can always open the file with right-click file and select 'open with' through the file system in which the html file reside on the computer; but not when directly clicked on. If you try to search and read for the accepted answer to this issue you will find the answer is a bit more complicated than the average user will endeavor to install. More, I have seen that I can open the browser through the profile dialog box and never is it more than one version off yet I still have to deal with the frustrating pop-up.

Can we get an update button on the 'You've launched an older version of firefox' dialog box?

Thanks in advance! Gll

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 7 months ago

Last reply by GIlbert Bigelow 7 months ago

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How to edit the ask a question question in the ask now page?

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll. I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it aga… (read more)

Several times now I post a question and I get this long running horizontal scroll.

I have firgured this out the time prior - a while ago - but now I must deal with it again and I do not wish to test this at this time or ever again.

Does anyone know why this is happening. The message should look like a standard text page. I am editing the text in notepad and paste into the message board. I use one long run-on sentence for each paragraph. So, I do not know why some of these lines should become encapsulated in code while others do not.

Why is this even an issue to occur and why is there not a description on this page on how to use this editor?

Asked by GIlbert Bigelow 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Cannot set up new 2FA after disabling previous one

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable … (read more)

I could not log in with previous TOTP any more so I used a backup recovery code to gain access to the account. Disabled non-working TOTP and now I am trying to re-enable 2FA, but every time I successfully go through the process (there is a green bar on top of the screen that says "Two-step authentication enabled"), the end result is that 2FA is still disabled and not required when logging in to the firefox account.

Asked by firefox_user1234 7 months ago

Answered by firefox_user1234 7 months ago

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Interactive Elements Disappear from websites

Started noticing that some interactive elements (animation, video, input..) disappear from several websites on FF Example websites: (attached preview comparisons between … (read more)

Started noticing that some interactive elements (animation, video, input..) disappear from several websites on FF Example websites: (attached preview comparisons between FF & Chrome) https://www.typeform.com/ https://www.obviously.ai/ https://what-tool.online/ Steps Tried: Safe mode with plugins disabled , turn off enhanced tracking (no fix) Version: FF Developer 86, Windows 10

Asked by NadimX 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC

This image describes the same website displayed by Firefox and Chrome. Firefox(left) uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC but not all replaced. Chrome(right) is … (read more)

This image describes the same website displayed by Firefox and Chrome.

Firefox(left) uses Noto Serif CJK SC to replace PingFang SC but not all replaced.

Chrome(right) is normal(does not replace).

Asked by 1900011604 7 months ago

Last reply by 1900011604 7 months ago

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Hulu seems utterly broken on FireFox

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen… (read more)

I can watch Fubo, Netflix, Disney etc on FireFox - HOWEVER I have deleted history, cache, installed the latest Firefox beta app and I cannot progress past the home screen of Hulu. I can watch Hulu on Microsoft Edge but would much prefer to use FireFox. I even updated to the latest NVidia Driver with no success.

I have changed bout every setting that might possibly restrict Hulu under options/preferences. Sure have not found the elixir.

Do I sit tight waiting for Mozilla to get it handled or look up a Shaman?

Asked by rlsomrak 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Unable to view saved log ins.

Hello, For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in… (read more)

Hello,

For some reason I cannot view saved log ins. When I try it asks for my windows credentials. I try logging in and it says that they do not work. I verify the log in is correct by logging into my Microsoft account, and into the PC itself with the same log in information. This makes it rather difficult to log on on something like my phone when I cannot see the generated passwords.

Thanks,

Aaron Piper

Asked by biggestmexi 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Poczta o2 does not load - solution

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone strug… (read more)

There was a previous thread covering this topic, but the solution suggested hadn't really worked - clearing cache and cookies did not solve the problem. For anyone struggling with the same problem, I wanted to leave the working solution where they could find it.

Disable adblock on poczta.o2.pl.

I use Adblock Ultimate. When it was on, the log-in page showed up fine, but as soon as I pressed "log-in", all I could see was a solid block of background colour. Disabling adblock just on that one page solved the issue immediately.

Thank you all for your time! :)

Był poprzednio stworzony wątek na ten temat, ale rozwiązanie które tam było zaproponowane nie działało - wyczyszczenine "ciasteczek" i cache nic nie zrobiło. W razie gdyby ktoś inny jeszcze miał ten sam problem, postanowiłam zostawić rozwiązanie gdzieś, gdzieby mogli je znaleźć.

Wyłącz adblocka na poczta.o2.pl.

Ja osobiście używam adblock ultimate. Kiedy go miałam włączonego, mogłam się zalogować bez problemu, ale jak tylko kliknęłam "zaloguj", nie widziałam nic więcej niż tylko kolor tła. Wyłączenie adblocka tylko na tamtej jednej stronie zdziałało cuda.

Dzięki za wasz czas! :)

Asked by emilyelizabethfowl 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago

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How to stop Firefox suggesting "Search with Google" or "Search with Amazon"

Previously discussed here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1311003. Toggling browser.urlbar.update2 = true used to fix it, but no longer works. I'm using 86.0… (read more)

Previously discussed here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1311003. Toggling browser.urlbar.update2 = true used to fix it, but no longer works.

I'm using 86.0b9 (64-bit) with both an address bar and search bar. Recently, if I type a g into the address bar the second suggestion is "search with google directly from the address bar. Typing an a does the same thing for amazon, w for wikipedia, etc. Search suggestions are turned off. Top sites are unchecked in the address bar settings. All Firefox home content is unchecked in settings.

Is it possible to remove these "search with" suggestions from the address bar drop down? Thanks.

Asked by cewinter 7 months ago

Last reply by cewinter 7 months ago

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How to clean urlbar? (from extension)

I want to create extension which will clear the urlbar after visiting some sites (for personal use). I predicted to use Window.location API, and write blank string, but … (read more)

I want to create extension which will clear the urlbar after visiting some sites (for personal use). I predicted to use Window.location API, and write blank string, but it's read-only. What API's i should use for it?

Asked by spellman395 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Change the end of the name of files that have the same file name

I save lots of files that have the same file names, for eg. file.zip file(1).zip file(2).zip ... I want to change that to file.zip file-1.zip file-2.zip Thanks for your … (read more)

I save lots of files that have the same file names, for eg.

file.zip file(1).zip file(2).zip ...

I want to change that to

file.zip file-1.zip file-2.zip

Thanks for your help

Asked by Elroy Fernandes 7 months ago

Last reply by Elroy Fernandes 7 months ago

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Firefox changing Input fields based on windows colors

Hello! I am using firefox Developer Edition, And firefox is changing many things based on my windows colors. 1. Input fields 2. Selected text 3. the slidebar Can i disab… (read more)

Hello! I am using firefox Developer Edition, And firefox is changing many things based on my windows colors. 1. Input fields 2. Selected text 3. the slidebar Can i disable this option?

Asked by Ryan the ghost 7 months ago

Last reply by Ryan the ghost 7 months ago

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Second Window with same URL is going to background

behavior since 86.0 64Bit My website chat opens a second Firefox Window on PM Chat. When sending a message in PM Window the PM Window is going to Background if the same U… (read more)

behavior since 86.0 64Bit My website chat opens a second Firefox Window on PM Chat. When sending a message in PM Window the PM Window is going to Background if the same URL is shown in the Main Window. In case the Main Window shows another URL the second Window stays in Foreground. Greets Martin

Asked by maxmobil 7 months ago

Last reply by maxmobil 7 months ago

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POST requests between containers

Is there some way to pass POST data when navigating between containers? As someone who uses searX as their search engine, which uses POST requests to perform searches, it… (read more)

Is there some way to pass POST data when navigating between containers? As someone who uses searX as their search engine, which uses POST requests to perform searches, it is very inconvenient that I cannot make searches when the site that I'm searching from is in one container and the search engine I'm using is set to open in a different container, as the data containing my search request does not actually get passed.

Asked by TheCultLeader666 7 months ago

Last reply by TheCultLeader666 7 months ago