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Sorting Bookmarks

Sorry if long-winded, just trying to provide pertinent info... So, when I click on the bookmarks icon, I get the following options... View Bookmarks Sidebar Show All Boo… (read more)

Sorry if long-winded, just trying to provide pertinent info...


So, when I click on the bookmarks icon, I get the following options...

View Bookmarks Sidebar Show All Bookmarks Bookmarks Toolbar Other Bookmarks

The only one I ever use, the only one I need, is actually the Other Bookmarks folder.

This means I'm at minimum two clicks from my bookmarks, and three clicks from an actual bookmark.


My question...


How can I fix Firefox so that when I click on the Bookmarks icon it actually shows the bookmarks I seek to find, instead of all that other fluff I never use?


It'd be so nice to be only two clicks from a bookmark, thus...


1) Open Bookmarks icon 2) See my bookmarks


Thanks for any help you can provide here, as it is so annoying the way it is now.

Asked by joeknudsen2000 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Regarding search engine malware

Every time i open my firefox browser i got this searchmarqis or searchbaron set as my default search engine and i am not able to remove it paermanenetly even after repeat… (read more)

Every time i open my firefox browser i got this searchmarqis or searchbaron set as my default search engine and i am not able to remove it paermanenetly even after repeatedly deleting it from search engine setting.How to get rid of this bug?

Asked by bestmalik08 1 day ago

Last reply by Enigma 1 day ago

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How can I view all the times I visited a website in Firefox history, instead of just its most recent visit?

Let's say I visit google.com at 6PM, then later at 9PM. Firefox would only in history when I visited the site at 9PM, could I make it show when I visited it at both 6PM a… (read more)

Let's say I visit google.com at 6PM, then later at 9PM. Firefox would only in history when I visited the site at 9PM, could I make it show when I visited it at both 6PM and 9PM?

Asked by Yousuf 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Specific website won't open in Firefox but will open in other browsers.

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website… (read more)

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website.

I've tried going directly to specific pages on the site. I've exited and restarted Firefox. I've restarted my laptop. I can't find any setting where I might have accidentally blocked the page.

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10. Laptop only 4 months old.

What am I missing?

Thank you.

Asked by khveraacker 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

camera problem

since a recent windows update, firefox doesnt acknowledge my normal camera. a few weeks before the update i used a temporary extra camera for a meeting on teams. i norma… (read more)

since a recent windows update, firefox doesnt acknowledge my normal camera. a few weeks before the update i used a temporary extra camera for a meeting on teams. i normally have meetings with zoom, teams, and a web-based teaching tool. after the update all 3 had switched to the temporary camera, which is not suitable for face-to-face. however zooms and teams offered both cameras and i was able to correct it. however firefox only shows the one (wrong) camera when i access the teaching tool. It does seem to be a browser problem, because the Edge browser does offer both camera. however I do not want to use the Edge or chrome for various privacy related reasons.

Asked by graham.lovegrove 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

How do I get firefox to Shut Up about updates?

I have a whole slew of tabs I use daily and Firefox is set to reload them whenever I restart Firefox. Now with version 78 it tells me it has to reinstall and won't keep m… (read more)

I have a whole slew of tabs I use daily and Firefox is set to reload them whenever I restart Firefox. Now with version 78 it tells me it has to reinstall and won't keep my tabs, in other words I have to waste time setting all 200 of them up again. Several times a day it nags me to update and there is no option to tell it to Shut Up. If Firefox can't be bothered to provide smoother upgrades, I can't be bothered to upgrade.

Asked by kawless_5 1 week ago

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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 2 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 months ago

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (read more)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 week ago

Last reply by tahwos 1 week ago

Is Firefox causing my win 7 computer to slow

Is Firefox slowing my Win 7 down, with all you've been adding? I've started cutting cable so went from Comcast to Frontier. Supposed to be 500mbps with ethernet, with Fr… (read more)

Is Firefox slowing my Win 7 down, with all you've been adding? I've started cutting cable so went from Comcast to Frontier. Supposed to be 500mbps with ethernet, with Frontier. It is with my laptop, Win 8.1, but desktop is 172 upload & 105 upload. Even with the laptop it gets locked up often when commenting on FoxNews.com articles. Again, the desktop worked good with Comcast. Don't know what that speed was. Thx, Ross

Asked by rosharo1 1 week ago

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opening menu=folders on bookmark toolbar opens the menu far far away on another display on Linux/Ubuntu 18.04/Gnome

I'm using FF 77.0.1 (64-bit) [Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical- 1.0, but the problem has been present for the last 2-3 months over those versions current. When I open… (read more)

I'm using FF 77.0.1 (64-bit) [Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical- 1.0, but the problem has been present for the last 2-3 months over those versions current. When I open a folder on my bookmarks toolbar, the menu pops up on another display. If I just move my mouse down, as if the menu were immediately below the folder link, the corresponding rows on the menu on the other display are highlighted. However, clicking at that point does not select that menu entry. I must move my mouse over to where the menu is displayed, all the way being careful to not move outside of the Y dimension range of that menu (or it vanishes). This does not happen on all folders on the menu, but the ones it happens on vary from day to day. Prior to the version of FF that I am on, it would only happen once to a given menu and then it would start opening the menu where it should. I currently have 15 folders showing on the toolbar and 5 of them consistently misbehave.

I'm on Ubuntu Linux 18.04 using the Gnome desktop/window manager (not Wayland). I am using a Dell Laptop XPS-13, connected to a Dell DisplayPort dock which drives two external displays, on which I usually do all my work. If I drop back to just the laptop, all the folder menus display properly. In addition, with the dock connected and the two external displays, if I move the FF window to the laptop's display, the menus display properly. However, in my use of multiple applications, no application besides FF exhibits this problem. If I open a private session, the problem is not exhibited.

Adding a screenshot example. I had to crop it on the bottom side to fit in the 1024 Byte limit for attachments. On the bottom, you see a black area on the left, which is where there is no monitor. On the right is a portion of my laptop's display (cropped on the bottom). On the top are the two displays, and the portion just above the laptop display is my right display, and left is left.

Asked by Kevin Buchs 2 weeks ago

Answered by Kevin Buchs 1 week ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

i only get one printer to print to i have three printers I do not get any of microsofts printers either i.e print to pdf

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the dev… (read more)

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the devices file of setup

Asked by rogerplayford 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Browser url drop down

With the latest update to 77.0.1 the the little urlbar drop down is gone again. I use this all the time and there are usually 20 or sites I go to that it was nice to have… (read more)

With the latest update to 77.0.1 the the little urlbar drop down is gone again. I use this all the time and there are usually 20 or sites I go to that it was nice to have quick access to those urls. How can I restore it with the latest version of Firefox, the previous fixes that were posted do not work any more.

Thanks, Alan

Asked by apsphoto 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Open links clicked from other programs (for example Discord) in private tab

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode… (read more)

Hello, I'd like to open url links clicked from any program in a private tab. Firefox is my default browser. Links open in new tab, which is okay. I browse in private mode all of the time, but clicking links opens in normal tab, then it cashes the content, cashes history etc. Most of the stuff (from for example discord) is a one time thing, silly and probably even useless stuff.

Is there a possible way to force windows10 to use "firefox.exe -private" as the default handler to open firefox ? I don't really mind if it opens a new window instead of new tab as long as it remains private.

Thank You for Your time.

Asked by elias.juraj 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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3rd different blocking error message in a month

"Fastly error: unknown domain: www.ebay.com. Please check that this domain has been added to a service. Details: cache-bos4642-BOS" Why is Firefox blocking me from my e… (read more)

"Fastly error: unknown domain: www.ebay.com. Please check that this domain has been added to a service. Details: cache-bos4642-BOS"

Why is Firefox blocking me from my eBay account this is the 3rd different error message in a month! The previous "408" error seems to have finally been fixed. At least it eventually allowed access, this one does not ever since last Sun. AM 6/7/2020 when Firefox loaded an update that knocked me off our virtual video Church service. I had to reboot computer and router to get working again. Have not been able to access eBay ever since. Is there a fix? Why do they keep doing this to us?

I am running Win 7, 64.

All help with this greatly appreciated, and I thank you, in advance.

Bob T., Lowell, MA, USA

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 2020:

None of the 2 respondents solutions below worked. No responses to my reply's to them ever received. As noted in my replies shortly after posting this problem Firefox installed an update, and many more since, after that update the problem has disappeared and I've not had it again. As Ithought it may well have been a software glitch.

I consider this matter resolved and closed.

Asked by Bob 2 months ago

Answered by Bob 1 week ago

What problems in version 79

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i upd… (read more)

Having updated before then had to search for problems caused by updates, last time it was the search bar increasing in size, I would like to ask what is in store if i update to 79.0? i have version 77.0.1 64 bit.

I seem to recall reading the problem with the search bar would be more pronounced in future versions. What changes have been made in v 79?

FF 77.0.1 64 bit.

Asked by OAKSFOX 1 week ago

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Why isn't DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Searx, etc. Default search engine?

Hello SUMO Team! I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manua… (read more)

Hello SUMO Team!

  I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manually add Startpage and others... 

 It just hurts me how a privacy browser has the Google search engine as default after all, most people come to Firefox for privacy and Google is the opposite. Maybe one of the developers can change that?

Thank you so much for trying to help me and Stay Safe!

Asked by Tommy 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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I uninstalled the Adobe Acrobat official extension. how can I reinstall it?

the Adobe Acrobat extension stopped working. So I uninstalled it thinking I could find it on the list of add-ons and then reinstall it. However, apparently that's not the… (read more)

the Adobe Acrobat extension stopped working. So I uninstalled it thinking I could find it on the list of add-ons and then reinstall it. However, apparently that's not the way this works. So I tried installing an upgraded version of Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, but the extension was not reinstalled in the process. I talked to the Adobe Acrobat help folks and they said that I have to uninstall and reinstall Firefox. I'm very worried about this because I have so many specific settings set up in Firefox and I don't want to lose any of those. Is there another workaround?

Asked by cgreek 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago