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When I press [↑] or [↓] after opening a new tab, a dropdown list appears. One has a location to my linux computer (file:///home/foo.html) and has a gray thumbtack icon. What is it and how do I delete it?

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for … (read more)

When I open a new tab and press either [↑] or [↓] or click in the location bar (the blank space where the URL goes), a dropdown list appears. See attached screenshot for the list.

There are some frequently visited sites like gmail. There is one bookmarked site I frequently access. In the screenshot, this is the one with the blue star. And then there's the mysterious URL to an html on my Linux Mint computer ("/home/[...]/[...].html”). The icon for this is a gray thumbtack.

I press the down key until this mysterious URL is selected, and then press Delete, but it doesn’t get deleted.

What is this and how do I get rid of it? I tried searching for it in my Bookmarks, but I don’t think it’s a bookmark.


I'm on Firefox 81.0 (64-bit) Linux Mint. But I've had this problem for many versions now.

Asked by Mozilla cheese 4 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 1 hour ago

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Gmail log in issue

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in … (read more)

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in page fails to open. I have been facing this log in issue for the last two/three days. Kindly help me get rid of this problem. Thanks

Asked by pv.nair97 20 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 12 hours ago

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Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Tools. Console. Can't get the command line prompt up, to test Javascript

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console … (read more)

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console command line interface prompt (>> ) not showing (where I can type and test js code.)

I have

  1. set the ' devtools.chrome.enabled preference to true in about:config, ' as suggested in docs (but it still has no >> to type on).
  2. Also enabled 'enable browser chrome and add on debugging' in developer... settings)

How can I type in the Firefox console to test Javascript commands? Thanks!

Asked by zainab.tech 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Twitter Audio Not Working

For some reason videos on twitter (& audio posts) don't output any sound thru my speakers when played. The tab isnt muted, nor is the volume down in windows 10's mixe… (read more)

For some reason videos on twitter (& audio posts) don't output any sound thru my speakers when played.

The tab isnt muted, nor is the volume down in windows 10's mixer, in fact the sounds even shows up as playing in windows volume mixer. but nothing comes out

Other websites work just fine! It appears to be only a twitter issue, tried opening new tabs etc & they still dont output sound :(

Works in other browsers like chrome too Any help would be appreciated!

Asked by caseykap2 1 day ago

Answered by Vikas Singh 1 day ago

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Pictorial security verify function not working since last Firefox upgrade

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login. Any suggestions? … (read more)

Since upgrading Firefox to verion 81.0.2 Pictorial security verify function not working, this site inparticular https://secure.vantagefx.com/login.

Any suggestions?

Asked by Mee Too 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Why does a link in Thunderbird insist on opening in a new Firefox window...

Firefox is my default browser in every setting page I can find, including Win10, and right now I have three FF windows open (one private). But when I click a link in a Th… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser in every setting page I can find, including Win10, and right now I have three FF windows open (one private). But when I click a link in a Thunderbird email, it opens in a brandnew FF window, and every subsequent link will open in that fourth window rather than any of the three old ones I am actually using. I just don't see any FF or TB setting that says "Open link in existing window"! Of course, I am missing something...

Asked by almagary 4 days ago

Answered by almagary 1 day ago

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Suggestion (meta): Bug in navigation of this forum

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-… (read more)

Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, but I have a little suggestion about this forum. I love helping people and often browse the page https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine to check if anyone has replied to discussions that I took part in. However, when I then click the link ## questions in the last 24 hours have no reply. Help solve them!, I am redirected to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/firefox?show=all&owner=mine&filter=recently-unanswered, which is always an empty list. Basically, the &owner=mine parameter is still present, but it should have been overriden by &owner=all. On mouse-over, I see that the link does include &owner=all but this does not seem forced as I still end up on a page where owner=mine.

While I think that this question is somewhat irrelevant to Firefox, contributors here should have experience with the site and therefore could help with meta issues.

Asked by Václav Trpišovský 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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AlternateServices.txt - what does this file do?

Just curious what the text file "alternateservices.txt" has for function. It is located in the Firefox user folder on Windows 10 systems. Would be grateful for answers. … (read more)

Just curious what the text file "alternateservices.txt" has for function. It is located in the Firefox user folder on Windows 10 systems.

Would be grateful for answers.

Asked by loxia_01 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Forum? What Forum?

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?… (read more)

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?

Asked by millidaw 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Printing PDF issue - Potential bug FF 82

Hello, I just recently installed FF 82 on my Mac (Catalina) and noticed a weird bug when printing PDF files. The printed page seems to have extra margins on the Top and l… (read more)

Hello, I just recently installed FF 82 on my Mac (Catalina) and noticed a weird bug when printing PDF files.

The printed page seems to have extra margins on the Top and left, so some of the info is printed off the page.

My FF version is not using the new print prompt that looks like Chrome's.

1) The document size is Letter 2) Printing with Letter paper selected and scale 100%. 3) Didn't change any margins or other settings. 4) Attached is what I got from the printer.

Is this a bug? Has anyone noticed something similar?

Asked by flavio-b 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Latest vrsion of Firefox is logging me out of sites.

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by r… (read more)

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by resetting profile, which I do NOT want to do.

Anyone have any suggestions other than the standard ones about cookies, preference settings having to do with cookies, private browsing, deleting all cookies, deleting cookies files in profile folder, extension issues, etc?

Thank you!

Asked by lkutchermusic 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Backup Firefox profile in Windows 10

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is … (read more)

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is trying to overwrite the previously stored version with the current version. No other file in the Firefox profile is similarly affected. How do I fix this problem?

Asked by BobLinderman 3 days ago

Answered by BobLinderman 3 days ago

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How to make firefox just knock off the update requests

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to … (read more)

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to update.

Asked by aarich 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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When I have multiple pages open and navigate off the page and work on something else using another program, When I hove over the Firefox icon in my Windows 10 taskbar it … (read more)

When I have multiple pages open and navigate off the page and work on something else using another program, When I hove over the Firefox icon in my Windows 10 taskbar it shows multiple pages in the fly out menu. What I'd rather have is simply a return to all the full screen tabs. The issue is intermittent, due to my newness to Firefox. Is there some way to change this?

Asked by jhuttonitpro 4 days ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 4 days ago

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I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading?????

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to a… (read more)

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to another browser. Bruce

Asked by bhcva 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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firefox showing playing media next to windows volume meter

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys.… (read more)

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys. spotify used to do this when i used to use it and it was a pain to disable it. how do i disable it in firefox

Asked by muskratwaltz 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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E-mail downloads automatically whether it a file or another URL in the e-mail

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone… (read more)

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone to Options-General and have checked "ask me" not download. Really could use help on this. Thanks Jon

Asked by jonl881105 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago