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Recover deleted Cookies and Site Data

Hi, I wonder if there is a way to restore deleted cookies and site data. I've tried to look search for a solution but can't seem to find. So asking here if it's possible … (read more)

Hi,

I wonder if there is a way to restore deleted cookies and site data. I've tried to look search for a solution but can't seem to find. So asking here if it's possible to restore that somehow? (also, I'm on a mac) Thanks

Asked by annahansen9009 3 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 months ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 2 years ago

Last reply by artist3 1 year ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months ago

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Lost passwords after updating Firefox

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so up… (read more)

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so upset with myself because I no longer have any passwords. I chose Firefox many years ago for the convenience of having our many passwords securely and readily available. Now I have nothing! All our financial and medical accounts have passwords and I can no longer get them. PLEASE HELP

I still am unable to get my Firefox profile password. I don't remember and I cant sign on. I am using Firefox as my search engine but I cannot update nor organize my bookmarks because I don't have my password for the Firefox account. I'm almost ready to give Firefox the boot!!! PLEASE HELP

Asked by n.b.munhofen 2 years ago

Last reply by kevin.keismith 1 year ago

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Facebook is glitching due to Firefox browser

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my… (read more)

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my phone and I was able to do both with them all. But I still can't in Firefox. I've checked to make sure I'm updated, and I am. So she suggested I reach out to you. Should I try uninstalling Firefox and re-installing? I'm assuming I'll lose my history? Thank you!

Asked by tea4thee 2 years ago

Last reply by Trainmanhowe 1 year ago

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Unable to post Facebook picture comments only. Can post to main page.

Noticed after a FireFox update I am unable to post picture comments to others posts on Facebook. GIFs and emojis are fine. Tried resetting Firefox and deleting extensions… (read more)

Noticed after a FireFox update I am unable to post picture comments to others posts on Facebook. GIFs and emojis are fine. Tried resetting Firefox and deleting extensions. No change. Restarted computer. No change. Can, however, post pics on other browsers like Chrome. Using updated Mac OS Catalina.

No ideas what else to try.

Asked by jws360 2 years ago

Last reply by mishmish 1 year ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 2 years ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago

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PDF download button needs Save As

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in … (read more)

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in the browser - often this is a number or day or some other appellation that is less useful than allowing me to rename the PDF myself. Chrome offer to rename the file before saving but I hate Chrome.

Maybe I'm overlooking something?

Asked by junk8 2 years ago

Last reply by Philip 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox feed so much data to Google?

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS… (read more)

A while back, I discovered a Google plugin hidden within Firefox. I figured maybe one thing was fine until I realized that Widevine actually did some bad stuff to your OS, since it needs to access the internal OS to block screenshots and screen recordings. Today, I discovered that geolocation also uses Google servers, and in the process of turning it off I also discovered that there is this "Safe Browsing" that also uses Google. Looking even further, even some of the privacy things redirect to Google. I haven't even mentioned that the default search engine is Google. Even if Google paid you to make them the default, you could create a prompt on the first launch asking for search engine, with Google selected by default but another search engine (like DDG) recommended. All of this Google software is likely sucking on our data.

Now while writing this post, I noticed something even worse. Why are Google servers on the filter whitelists? This is uncool. I understand, maybe your website needs to detect Firefox to function correctly, and antifingerprint would break it. But WHY GOOGLE? All of this seems to be going against the goal of privacy. How are you supposed to expect a random person to go directly to about:add-ons, disable Google Widevine, go to about:preferences, disable safe browsing, go to about:config, enter the "danger" zone confidently, and delete Google from the 10,000 times it appears in the config?

Asked by matthew34 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work. It is a trusted site that… (read more)

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work.

It is a trusted site that I have used for many years. The error message above displays and I get the option to retry which usually works, but I lose any content up to that point.

I have contacted the website owners as suggested and they say it is a Mozilla issue. I found a couple of suggestions to fix this on-line, but it did not work.

Can you help?

Asked by franlousimon 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Menu bar is missing

Firefox Menu bar is missing. Usually when I have two or three windows open. I have Firefox as my default browser and this happens when NOT in full screen mode. Using late… (read more)

Firefox Menu bar is missing. Usually when I have two or three windows open. I have Firefox as my default browser and this happens when NOT in full screen mode. Using latest Firefox for Mac.

Thank You John My email : flanjohn@gmail.com

Asked by flanjohn 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Latest update slows down opening my email

This is the 3rd time trying to post my question. When I open some of your automated replies which do not help, and try to go back, my question disappears. The latest upda… (read more)

This is the 3rd time trying to post my question. When I open some of your automated replies which do not help, and try to go back, my question disappears. The latest update was irrelevant to my usage, so I resisted uploading it. In trying to get rid of the frequent reminder to update, I apparently did load the update. Now it takes longer to load my email, or switch to my wife's email. She is not happy, which makes me unhappy. Can that update be reversed?

Asked by fllpjl43 2 years ago

Last reply by la3amon 1 year ago

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I can't open a website I usually can in firefox

I tried opening my outlook email which was supposed to redirected me to my school outlook site. Usually It worked when I do that but for some reason now it doesn't work. … (read more)

I tried opening my outlook email which was supposed to redirected me to my school outlook site. Usually It worked when I do that but for some reason now it doesn't work. I tried opening it in my other browsers and it works. Only Firefox couldn't open it.

I found this site https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1028755 and i tried to do the steps on how to fix it, but it still didn't work. I still couldn't go in the site. Is there any way for me to be able to access it again? what should I do?

Asked by resya171 1 year ago

Last reply by la3amon 1 year ago

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HOW TO RESTORE OLD FIREFOX DATA?

How do i go about restoring my old firefox data? Firefox suggested restarting the browser and once it opened back up it deleted all my extentions etc. and placed an 'old … (read more)

How do i go about restoring my old firefox data? Firefox suggested restarting the browser and once it opened back up it deleted all my extentions etc. and placed an 'old firefox data' folder on my desktop. I tried finding solutions but nothing worked. I typed in about:profile. Went to default profile. I clicked on Local Directory - Show in folder. And then pasted everything from my old firefox data folder into that. And nothing worked. Any help????

Asked by atakankombat 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Page wont load - redirecting incorrectly

I am developing a website. I have uploaded the files to my webhost server. When I visit the page I get the following error. The page isn’t redirecting properly An error o… (read more)

I am developing a website. I have uploaded the files to my webhost server. When I visit the page I get the following error.

The page isn’t redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.themindcreative.net.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

Never seen this before, been using this webhost for over a decade and numerous websites. This only started with the new website and after the latest Firefox update. I have a support ticket in with Dreamhost but have not heard back.

Obviuosly I cant just allow all cookies - thats ridiculous. Every other website I visit displays just fine and I have most cookies turned off with the strict/strong tracking protection turned on in Firefox preferences.

Any idea what this 'redirect' error message means? And how to fix it?

Cheers Adam

Asked by adam63 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Default search engine keeps changing to Yandex withouth my consent after firefox updated

Mozilla has an agreement with Yandex in my region. I understand the need for a sponsor, but I am very unhappy with my preferred search engine being changed to Yandex afte… (read more)

Mozilla has an agreement with Yandex in my region. I understand the need for a sponsor, but I am very unhappy with my preferred search engine being changed to Yandex after each Firefox update without my consent or knowledge.

Asked by baris.malcioglu 1 year ago

Last reply by Standard8 1 year ago