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How do I stop Firefox from caching pages?

Going to a news or weather site and seeing the news or weather from 3 days ago is ridiculous. I erased all history, I set private browsing, told Firefox to not remember h… (read more)

Going to a news or weather site and seeing the news or weather from 3 days ago is ridiculous. I erased all history, I set private browsing, told Firefox to not remember history, all in vain. It still displays the old content until I refresh.

Asked by chris_carroll 9 years ago

Answered by ideato 9 years ago

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How can I access the Temporary Internet Files for the website that I already visited, it should be stored somewhere .

In Microsoft IE I can access the Temporary Internet Files through the Tools/ Internet Options/ Browsing History where i can find all the website, pages and pics that i vi… (read more)

In Microsoft IE I can access the Temporary Internet Files through the Tools/ Internet Options/ Browsing History where i can find all the website, pages and pics that i visited sorted by day or type or whatever. This feature i couldn't figure it out where in Firefox or if its available or not. However, Firefox is amazing and i wish if you can provide this option

Asked by Ahmed57 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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How do I change my file download settings?

Somehow I changed my settings for downloading files....it used to give me the option to either open or save the file and now a window pops up to only save it. I am not s… (read more)

Somehow I changed my settings for downloading files....it used to give me the option to either open or save the file and now a window pops up to only save it. I am not sure how to change this back to give me the option to open it.

Asked by cassryan 10 years ago

Answered by Xircal 10 years ago

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import bookmarks from mozilla to new computer

Already transferred files & folders from old laptop to new one, but Firefox & associated bookmarks did not make the transfer. I've downloaded Firefox to the new l… (read more)

Already transferred files & folders from old laptop to new one, but Firefox & associated bookmarks did not make the transfer. I've downloaded Firefox to the new laptop, but can't find any useful info on how to import the bookmarks.

Asked by scotzoid 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Where are cookies stored. I want to copy them so I can have them for a future version of Firefox.

I'm using Amazon's Cloud Player. This device has a limit on the quantity of devices/account. I'm interested in retaining/copying my Amazon cookies so that I can insert th… (read more)

I'm using Amazon's Cloud Player. This device has a limit on the quantity of devices/account. I'm interested in retaining/copying my Amazon cookies so that I can insert them into a future version of Firefox - or another browser on another computer without exceeding Amazon's "limit".

Asked by bobweston 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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My search Bar is goone? nothing to type on search???what to do? Thanks

Hello I use long tome Firfox and very happy. However since a week I DO NOT HAVE the SEARCH BAR appers in the page... just no search bar and no google bar that i normaly h… (read more)

Hello I use long tome Firfox and very happy. However since a week I DO NOT HAVE the SEARCH BAR appers in the page... just no search bar and no google bar that i normaly have above... for sure every page have a search bar... but not when i open firefox... just a big google bar in the middle of the page ... quit not comfrteble and impossible to work like that. your fast reply will be highly apprichated. Thanks Rami

Asked by ramimizrahi 9 years ago

Answered by ideato 9 years ago

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How can I save my browser history, with dates and times included?

I need to save my browser history with date and times included. I tried doing the backup, but it saves it as a JSON file and I don't know how to open that. Copying and p… (read more)

I need to save my browser history with date and times included. I tried doing the backup, but it saves it as a JSON file and I don't know how to open that. Copying and pasting into notepad does not record the dates and times.

Asked by blairville4 11 years ago

Answered by cor-el 11 years ago

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Is there a short/hotkey to show/hide bookmark toolbar?

I would like to have in options>bookmark toolbar unchecked, and a hot key or shortcut key to show or hide the bookmark toolbar. Having it checked takes room, and the a… (read more)

I would like to have in options>bookmark toolbar unchecked, and a hot key or shortcut key to show or hide the bookmark toolbar. Having it checked takes room, and the autohide mouse hover addons get annoying when your going type in the URL bar and not use the bookmarks.

Is there a hotkey for this. Thank you in advance.

Asked by ffuser10 10 years ago

Answered by David McRitchie 10 years ago

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how do I remove thumbnails from new tabs? This feature appeared on latest update and I don't want it.

After a new update this morning all new tabs that I open appear with thumbnails of previously visited website. I do NOT want this feature. Please advise how to turn it of… (read more)

After a new update this morning all new tabs that I open appear with thumbnails of previously visited website. I do NOT want this feature. Please advise how to turn it off. Thank you

Asked by jancregan 9 years ago

Answered by cor-el 9 years ago

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How do I change the colour scheme back to default setting?

When I installed the new version of Firefox I close one of the colour scheme. However, I find it too "busy" and want to change it back but I cannot find a way to do this.… (read more)

When I installed the new version of Firefox I close one of the colour scheme. However, I find it too "busy" and want to change it back but I cannot find a way to do this. Please advise. Steve

Asked by srmason 10 years ago

Answered by Andy.c 10 years ago

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Need to automate export/import or backup bookmarks for an organzation

I work in IT for a medium-sized organization (enterprise). I need a way of exporting and exporting bookmarks for all of my users, and I need to to it in a way that is au… (read more)

I work in IT for a medium-sized organization (enterprise). I need a way of exporting and exporting bookmarks for all of my users, and I need to to it in a way that is automated or CLI (babysitting 100+ laptops and importing in person is not an option). We're transferring users to new laptops in three weeks, but we will need this functionality to exist afterwards too (so we can build something to automate bookmark backups and restorations with our internal network). We do use Zenworks at work, but we'll have other scripting options too.

Any link I've found on command-line options for running Firefox with other tools doesn't allow me to quite do what I need to (i.e. I have a way of exporting to an html, but not importing it; -migration switch gives me a GUI). Any resources I've found on Firefox's command line arguments are inconsistent and not clear on what options work with what version. As such, I don't even know if options exist that would actually help.

Due to security issues, running a plugin or storing bookmarks off-site are not options.

I found the existence of profiles.ini and was able to write a script (windows cmd bat - God help me) to pull out what directory gets created for the profile, and then copy files to the user's network drive. I also wrote one to copy one from the user's network drive to their new profile. The problem I'm encountering at this point is that firefox doesn't use the newest bookmark-<date>.json file that gets slapped in the directory. Something else must be referencing what bookmark filename to use. Hoping it's something in the registry or in a plain text file, not a sqllite db, otherwise I'm kind of hosed.

I guess my question is this... is there not a simpler way of doing this, or a (firefox) command line option to do what I need?

In lieu of that, anyone have an idea of how I can tell firefox to use a specific bookmark file to start off with, or the most recent one in the profile directory? Again, it needs to be hands-off. We're not talking about a solution for one person.

And thirdly, if there is no answer to my first question, my question to Firefox developers is "why is this basic feature omitted"? In my opinion, it's obvious and serious enough I would be willing to call it a bug. Many others are having the same problem. (If I don't get a workable solution to the first two questions, I'll follow up with this one in a more appropriate forum or email...)

Asked by uniquegeek 9 years ago

Answered by uniquegeek 9 years ago

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the tabs disappeared at the top, and when I move the mouse up to the top, they do not reappear and I am stuck on the page!

the tabs recede into the top of the screen, along with the toolbar. sometimes, when I move the mouse up to the top, the tabs and toolbar reappear, but sometimes it gets … (read more)

the tabs recede into the top of the screen, along with the toolbar. sometimes, when I move the mouse up to the top, the tabs and toolbar reappear, but sometimes it gets stuck and I am stuck without the toolbar. I can only navigate from the page I am on. I am not the most computer savvy but I am good at following directions! so if you could instruct me how to adjust the settings so the tabs and toolbar remain permanently at the top of the screen, I would really appreciate it, thank you.

Asked by dherndon417 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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Deleting Extensions - like PriceGong

Hi Firefox team. I do not have question, but have some comment. I expect when you uninstall FF it should keep the content of "Downloads" which may have some valuable st… (read more)

Hi Firefox team. I do not have question, but have some comment. I expect when you uninstall FF it should keep the content of "Downloads" which may have some valuable stuff, which has nothing to do with FF itself. But I would expect the crap "extensions" like "PriceGong" should be deleted!

And I would put clear comments in help how to remove that carp, which usually forcefully installed.

Thanks Best regards Mike

Asked by abaka 9 years ago

Answered by PriceGongSupport 9 years ago