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How do I reload / refresh a web page while viewing it

I can't find any option of reloading / refreshing a web page in the drop down menus. I read in a forum someone talking about the 'Reload Button', but I don't know where … (read more)

I can't find any option of reloading / refreshing a web page in the drop down menus. I read in a forum someone talking about the 'Reload Button', but I don't know where to find it! Thanks for any help offered!

Asked by ascott 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I change the new-tab default to the browser I like?

When I open Firefox in a new tab, I would like to have it open to a page of my choice. Right now, it seems there is no way to change that, but previous versions had this … (read more)

When I open Firefox in a new tab, I would like to have it open to a page of my choice. Right now, it seems there is no way to change that, but previous versions had this feature, and I put my computer to "google.com" for example, so I could be ready to search, whenever I pressed "command-T" (for new tab.) Are we stuck on Yahoo, now, or whatever Firefox chooses for new tabs, or is there a way to change this?

Asked by alpinelaurel 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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how can I set Firefox Private Browsing to be the default startup window?

I would prefer not to launch 2 windows to get Private browsing, if possible. If there is a way to set up Firefox to automatically launch a private browsing window as defa… (read more)

I would prefer not to launch 2 windows to get Private browsing, if possible. If there is a way to set up Firefox to automatically launch a private browsing window as default, I'd appreciate eliminating extra steps, and wasted resources.

Asked by yarrokbob1sgmail.com 5 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 years ago

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Why is my sync account not syncing?

Okay so I have been successfully using Firefox's sync option for a few years now. For a while there I did not have a stable device and so I was using other's machines to … (read more)

Okay so I have been successfully using Firefox's sync option for a few years now. For a while there I did not have a stable device and so I was using other's machines to get things done. This is when Sync really came in handy. As well, I used it for maintaining information between mobile and home devices. Last month I got a new phone and a new laptop. In the last couple of days I got around to reconnecting with my sync account and NOTHING. My firefox them has not come up, NONE of my bookmarks are loading... it's as if it is a whole new account.

Notion - After my tablet was robbed, I decided to change all my passwords. When I eventually got around to connecting my new phone and laptop, I could not remember that new password. So, I had to reset and create a new one. I have a feeling this is the cause of my issue. Please advise. Is there a way for me to recover that data? It's not so much the theme, the logins or whatever, it's just the bookmarks. Literally years of bookmarks... gone. I gave up making the bookmark backups when I really got used to sync - it was just so goddamn handy. Now, I have a bookmark backup from like two or three years ago saved somewhere. But, my main concern are the book marks from the last two years - I've started college yet again.

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks :)

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Asked by dbdublin 5 years ago

Answered by anaclaraps 5 years ago

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How to restore bookmarks from a saved "bookmarks-nnnn-nn-nn_....jsonlz4" file

I had to wipe my computer and reinstall Firefox. I had made a backup of the hard disk and found in AppData\Roaming\ Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles a number of .jsonlz4 backup f… (read more)

I had to wipe my computer and reinstall Firefox. I had made a backup of the hard disk and found in AppData\Roaming\ Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles a number of .jsonlz4 backup files. I copied the last of these into the new Profile that Firefox has just created but the bookmarks aren't appearing. I have successfully done something like this before. I'm obviously not doing it wright now.

Asked by OrvilleWright 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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What is moz-extension and what purpose does it serve (Firefox v48.0)?

I have set Firefox v48.0 to not record history in order to effectively achieve private browsing and thus enhance privacy. The only thing that now appears in History is a… (read more)

I have set Firefox v48.0 to not record history in order to effectively achieve private browsing and thus enhance privacy. The only thing that now appears in History is a "moz-extension" in the following format: moz-extension://f111111b1-1111-1fae-1111-ef11111d11be/background.html. I've replaced each of the figures by a "1" so as to simply illustrate the structure. I don't know and have not been able to find out just what the moz-extension is and what purpose it serves here. Thanks heaps.

Asked by RHills 5 years ago

Answered by RHills 5 years ago

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How to fix this: Cannot install unverified add-on even with xpinstall.signatures.required set to false.

Firefox version 48 (OS X) disabled an add-on of mine that I am developing after Firefox updated. The add-on is unverified. After removing the add-on I am now unable to re… (read more)

Firefox version 48 (OS X) disabled an add-on of mine that I am developing after Firefox updated. The add-on is unverified. After removing the add-on I am now unable to reinstall it despite xpinstall.signatures.required being set to false in about::config (I've toggled this on and off whilst restarting Firefox).

Although I am not interested in getting Mozilla to verify my personal add-on, now I'm hypothetically unable to work on my add-on to make it verified.

Asked by James 5 years ago

Answered by philipp 5 years ago

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x-vlc plugin gives me a plugin is needed to display the content

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbo… (read more)

I am trying to display streaming content from 4 webcams within my local network. This works properly on my Linux Mint box with Firefox 48.0, but does not work on My macbook running OSX El Capitan 10.11.5 on Firefox 50.1.0. Also same problem on my IMac.

The html code is like this...

<object type="application/x-vlc-plugin" data="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.xx:554/img/video.sav" width="500" height="375" id="video1"> <param name="movie" value="rtsp://192.168.1.0/archive/xxxxxxxxxxx"/> <embed type="application/x-vlc-plugin" name="video1" autoplay="no" loop="no" width="500" height="375" target="rtsp://LWK-????:????????@192.168.1.???:554/img/video.sav" />

I downloaded Flip4mac, as was advised on a post I found on stackoveflow, but that made no difference.

How do I know which plugin is needed? Searching on extensions, I see nothing for x-vlc-plugin. Is extension same as plugin? What do I download if not Flip4mac?

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks, Joe

Asked by Joe 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Can't view instagram pictures embedded in websites.

So, whenever I go to websites(like someecards, etc) and there are embedded images from Instagram, I can't see the pictures, only blank squares with a clickable descriptio… (read more)

So, whenever I go to websites(like someecards, etc) and there are embedded images from Instagram, I can't see the pictures, only blank squares with a clickable description underneath it. I can view the pix fine on Instagram(or sometimes if someone shares Instagram pix on FB, I can see them fine there, too.) Just not embedded.

Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by DystopiaGrrl 5 years ago

Answered by jokke20 4 years ago

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How do I change Margins from millimeters to inches?

I'm using Firefox 48.x on Windows 10. The margins (Page Setup > Margins) used to show in inches, but now they're in millimeters. For each printer I have, their Printi… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 48.x on Windows 10. The margins (Page Setup > Margins) used to show in inches, but now they're in millimeters.

For each printer I have, their Printing Preferences in say I'm using either 'Letter' size or 8½ x 11 inch paper. Any other program with measurements shows in inches.

Thunderbird, Office (Word, Excel...), Corel Designer, and Photoshop all are in inches.

How do I get it back in Firefox?

Asked by stanstr 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How can I get a download helper that workls for Firefox 48.0.2?

I have on old MacMini that cannot support updates for Firefox, but I made the mistake of downloading 48.0.2 when it was offered today. Now my Video Download Helper is gon… (read more)

I have on old MacMini that cannot support updates for Firefox, but I made the mistake of downloading 48.0.2 when it was offered today. Now my Video Download Helper is gone and so is my AdBlock and I cannot find versions that are compatible with this browser. How do I find the old versions of these add-ons and get back to where I was?

Asked by ajborn 3 years ago

Answered by James 3 years ago

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How to block unwanted tabs opening in the back?

I noticed this very intrusive trend recently: First, I have one tab open, and on certain sites when I click on a link (or anywhere on the page, ie. input fields or just … (read more)

I noticed this very intrusive trend recently: First, I have one tab open, and on certain sites when I click on a link (or anywhere on the page, ie. input fields or just the middle of nowhere) it opens the link (or the same page) in new tab, and the previous tab where I was originally loads some ads or other unwanted stuff. (I never checked it thoroughly) Sometimes this goes on 2 or 3 times in a row before I get to my intended destination, leaving me with 2-3 tabs on the left, that do who knows what in the background. Is there any way to get rid of this problem? Thanks in advance for any solutions!

Asked by firkandor 5 years ago

Answered by proxy.socks 5 years ago

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Newest FireFox stores far too much Cache

With the newest version of Firefox, there seems to be 100's of Cache files created each day. When I used to run CCleaner, it took about 15 seconds to run to clear out t… (read more)

With the newest version of Firefox, there seems to be 100's of Cache files created each day.

When I used to run CCleaner, it took about 15 seconds to run to clear out the data. Now it takes 15 to 20 MINUTES to clear mostly 100's of Cache files. What's up with that?

I'm running Windows 7 64 bit on a fast machine (4.2GHz) with a Samsung SSD as the main drive.

What do you know or suggest?

Thank you for your help.

Jim

Asked by JimK43 5 years ago

Answered by JimK43 5 years ago

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How make a desktop icon to access a web site using OS X

I want to make an icon or label that will appear on my desktop/dock to enable me to directly to a web site. I know Firefox has that capability; I've done this before. But… (read more)

I want to make an icon or label that will appear on my desktop/dock to enable me to directly to a web site. I know Firefox has that capability; I've done this before. But I can't remember or find out how to do it.

Asked by glitchfixer 5 years ago

Answered by glitchfixer 5 years ago

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How to also restore all firefox windows when starting firefox.

Is it possible to restore, multiple windows filled with tabs instead of just the previous tabs? This would be really useful for me as I like to have one window open for w… (read more)

Is it possible to restore, multiple windows filled with tabs instead of just the previous tabs? This would be really useful for me as I like to have one window open for work-related things and another one for reddit, youtube and the likes. On this page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/restore-previous-session it says firefox can restore previous windows and tabs, but that seems to be only when firefox crashes.

Asked by alvitawa 5 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 years ago

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I used 'Refresh Firefox' all my addons are GONE! I can't use the back ups created. What NOW?!

I used 'Refresh Firefox' there was a folder named "Old Firefox Data" placed on my desktop. When firefox came back up all my addons were gone. I was left with a pretty m… (read more)

I used 'Refresh Firefox' there was a folder named "Old Firefox Data" placed on my desktop. When firefox came back up all my addons were gone. I was left with a pretty much bare bones Firefox. I needed those addons to work with. I attempted to restore the addons by either installing them through extensions or plugins and installing from files but FF said that here were no extensions that were recognized. I don't even know where to begin now to fix this. Half the extensions I want FF won't allow anymore.

I have been a loyal fan of Mozilla since Netscape .. This was a turning point for me. DONE .. OVER .. ENDED.

Asked by themunz 5 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 years ago