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Github shortcuts

Lately, when I try to create a desktop shortcut from the Github website, it instead create a folder, with the correct title of the page, and what looks like a link inside… (read more)

Lately, when I try to create a desktop shortcut from the Github website, it instead create a folder, with the correct title of the page, and what looks like a link inside, with an abbreviated website name, but is not a shortcut at all.

Example: Try dragging the address bar padlock from this page to your desktop

Welcome to Refined GitHub!

Same thing happens when I try to drag its bookmark to the desktop.

Creating the shortcut from Chrome works properly, so I assume this is a Firefox problem.

Asked by noel_envode 9 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 6 hours ago

Back up passwords and logins

I wish to backup my password file and tried to follow: https://support.mozilla.org/gl/questions/1189644 I could not work it out and suspect the instructions refer to a ve… (read more)

I wish to backup my password file and tried to follow: https://support.mozilla.org/gl/questions/1189644

I could not work it out and suspect the instructions refer to a version of Firefox I'm not using. My version is 68.12.0esr.

Thanks

Asked by steve_morrisby 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 31 minutes ago

Issue with Firefox 102 (64), Reddit and AdBlocker Ultimate

Since this most recent version of Firefox (102) upgraded my software on Jun 28, the Reddit website has not loaded correctly. All it displays is a blank page. Ad Blocker… (read more)

Since this most recent version of Firefox (102) upgraded my software on Jun 28, the Reddit website has not loaded correctly. All it displays is a blank page. Ad Blocker Ultimate registers about 1 ad blocked per second. This is the only site I've had this issue with. This all worked (as expected) prior to Jun 28.

Asked by mendelindigestible 5 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 33 minutes ago

Language

I had Firefox in German. With your today-update you changed to English without my o.k. Give me my German language back, perhaps cancel the today-update. I think, than com… (read more)

I had Firefox in German. With your today-update you changed to English without my o.k. Give me my German language back, perhaps cancel the today-update. I think, than comes my German back.

Asked by doctorimmesberge 14 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 45 minutes ago

Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are … (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 14 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 48 minutes ago

Webpage Background and letter change

How do I change the background for all webpages to black with letters displayed as white. I have a vision problem which inhibits my ability to view letters on a white ba… (read more)

How do I change the background for all webpages to black with letters displayed as white. I have a vision problem which inhibits my ability to view letters on a white background.

Asked by spyman1 11 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 56 minutes ago

Firefox and push notifications

So, I've migrated from Chrome to Firefox, and it's great, but I have a couple of issues now. One of them is with web push notifications from Google. First, I had an issue… (read more)

So, I've migrated from Chrome to Firefox, and it's great, but I have a couple of issues now. One of them is with web push notifications from Google. First, I had an issue with notifications not showing up at all (or maybe they do show up, but the timeout is short and I miss them), but I've solved that with this in about:config set to tru:

dom.webnotifications.requireinteraction.enabled

Now, notifications do stay on until I click them, but when I click them, all they do is close, disappear. And I'm talking only about YouTube notifications, when I get them from other websites, they work fine, I click on them and the proper link opens.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Asked by Marjan Bažalac 17 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 1 hour ago

Desktop PC microphone selection issues in Linux...

Evening, all. It's very rare I ask for help on ANY fora, if I'm honest. I can almost always sort out my own issues, especially with browsers. However, this one has stumpe… (read more)

Evening, all.

It's very rare I ask for help on ANY fora, if I'm honest. I can almost always sort out my own issues, especially with browsers. However, this one has stumped me.

I've noticed that, on any website where user interaction requires use of a microphone, the Linux build of Firefox only ever offers "source_default_name" for choice of microphone. Well, OK; I can see this being fine for the vast majority of folks who use a laptop; the built-in microphone WILL be the "default" microphone, no questions.

My question is this; what do those of us running desktop PCs do about microphone selection, hmm? A desktop PC doesn't HAVE a "built-in, default microphone", does it? By their very nature, any microphone you're going to use with a desktop is going to be an externally plugged-in device. I have three of these; a USB microphone.....a wireless headset, and the twin stereo mikes on a Logitech c920 webcam.

Do I get anything resembling a drop-down list to choose what I want to use? Uh-uh. Firefox - apparently! - doesn't "see" any of them. Not individually. All I ever see is "source_default_name".....

Grrrr...!!

C'mon, guys! Frankly, this is about as much use as a chocolate teapot. Linux, to the best of my knowledge - unlike Windoze - doesn't make 'global' device settings, which every application then uses. It's always been far more fine-grained than that, allowing individual device use on a per-app basis. But that only works if the 'app' in question allows those choices to be made.

Any Chromium-based "clone" - and I use several of these, as I package portable versions for the Puppy Linux community - will give a full drop-down list of every available device it can find. Why can't the Linux builds of Firefox do the same?

I shall be interested to see what, if any, replies I get to this question. It's been bugging me for years...!

Mike.

Asked by cromer.cat 2 hours ago

Last reply by cromer.cat 1 hour ago

may files be deleted from profile 'storage'?

Unable to complete backup of firefox profile because of over-length file names in storage sub-directory. Is is ok to simply delete one or more file names which are old UR… (read more)

Unable to complete backup of firefox profile because of over-length file names in storage sub-directory. Is is ok to simply delete one or more file names which are old URL's and no longer required? Clear History All doesn't clean them out. (Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on WIndows 10) thanks

Asked by mike 1 hour ago

Trying to sign into Google/YouTube/etc. always leads to my old university log in page?

Every time I try to sign into my Google account (including related sites like YouTube), I'm rerouted to the Microsoft sign in page for my old university, and can't log in… (read more)

Every time I try to sign into my Google account (including related sites like YouTube), I'm rerouted to the Microsoft sign in page for my old university, and can't log in. This only happens on Firefox, if I switch to another browser then there's no problem.

So far I've tried:

  • Deleting all of my history including my cache and cookies.
  • Once I'm at the site I'm rerouted to, going into History, right-clicking on the url, and clicking "Forget this site."

Neither have worked. Any suggestions appreciated!

Asked by jonesjulia31 1 hour ago

Blocking designated websites from search results

I recall recently discovering an option that allowed me to designate websites that I no longer wanted to see in my search results. I thought this was x-useful as it seems… (read more)

I recall recently discovering an option that allowed me to designate websites that I no longer wanted to see in my search results. I thought this was x-useful as it seems there are a few websites that frequently appeared near the top of the search results that were "come-ons"; that is when you click on the link in the search results, they only offered an option to "sign up" for access. I don't want to see this junk, and I did add one website to the list.

I've got another one I want to add, but I can't find the interface to add this website to the list. I thought it was a DuckDuckGo feature, but I don't see it anywhere! Is this a Firefox feature ? ... or have I lost my mind  :P

Asked by tmp003 1 hour ago

Disable Delete Option In Downloads Panel

I recently had to restore my computer. Doing that I have to get the new firefox which I now have version 102. Updates disabled instantly. I was on version 88. On version … (read more)

I recently had to restore my computer. Doing that I have to get the new firefox which I now have version 102. Updates disabled instantly. I was on version 88. On version 88 this feature was not on it and version 102 now has this feature and I do not like it.

The feature I am talking about is if you open the downloads panel and view the downloads list and right click on one of the downloaded files in list there is now an option to Delete. I accidentlly hit this and thought it was just deleting it from downloads panel. Nope it deletes it from computer permanently, not even to recycle bin. Click Delete its gone for good until download it again.

And this delete option is right above the option remove from history, which I use a lot.

So I want to know how to disable this delete option? Thanks

Asked by ja13717 2 hours ago

My business website not opening in mozilla. Need help?

Hey I am SEO expert. I have an client who is providing services of industrial epoxy flooring toronto . Most of his audience is on mozilla firefox but they are facing diff… (read more)

Hey I am SEO expert. I have an client who is providing services of industrial epoxy flooring toronto . Most of his audience is on mozilla firefox but they are facing difficulties in opening it on mozilla search engine while the audience on other platforms are easily using it. How we can fix this issue as we losing our potential clients?

Asked by jamesmary4950 1 day ago

Last reply by Terry 2 hours ago

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Background inactivity

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab… (read more)

Hello i've been having some problems on the latest software of yours i'm most of the time watching livestreams but from update v.100 of your software it became weird tab suspends after some in activity which is a problem for me

i found a solution through ABOUT:CONFIG and disabled these 3 for videos 1 - media.suspend-bkgnd-video.enabled 2 - media.resume-bkgnd-video-on-tabhover 3 - browser.tabs.unloadOnLowMemory

for videos and live streams it was good it didn't suspend but my problem now since update v.102 is that video plays but the CHAT stops and doesn't reload until i reopen firefox to the front of my programs

although it is runnning in the background and NOT MINIMIZED

even when the live stream has some lags and re-buffer it doesn't rebuffer or refresh the page to reconnect to the live stream until i force my firefox in front of my programs or games and again it was not minimized

if there is an option in the about:config to change this please tell me i'm already losing my mind as i missed one of my friends live stream because of that suspension

thank in advance

Asked by MegaDooOooM 3 days ago

Answered by MegaDooOooM 2 hours ago

Can't get rid of google.com as startup page

Hi, Just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop, with Firefox. No add ons. Have changed my homepage to www.duckduckgo. Have changed my default search engine to duckduckgo. In a… (read more)

Hi, Just installed Ubuntu on a new laptop, with Firefox. No add ons.

Have changed my homepage to www.duckduckgo. Have changed my default search engine to duckduckgo. In about:config my browser.startup.homepage says www.duckduckgo.

Have also changed browser.startup.homepage_override.buildID to www.duckduckgo.com and browser.startup.homepage_override.mstone to www.duckduckgo.com

But STILL, every time I start Firefox, I'm taken to google.com. Please cn someone tell me how to stop google coming up when I start Firefox.

Thanks, Ivan

Asked by ivanwonbtanner 4 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 hours ago

File types

Firefox has assigned my .cpp files as type "Git", but .cpp files should be type "Visual Studio 2019". How do I change the type "Git" to "Visual Studio 2019" for .cpp file… (read more)

Firefox has assigned my .cpp files as type "Git", but .cpp files should be type "Visual Studio 2019". How do I change the type "Git" to "Visual Studio 2019" for .cpp files, so when I want to save or open a .cpp file the Firefox Applications matrix assigns .cpp files to Visual Studio 2019?

Asked by patrickdlangley 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

Firefox is showing me the same blocked (and cancelled) download on each startup

Firefox is showing me the same blocked (and cancelled) download on each startup. Firefox tries to download same file every time I open it. I have seen this issue in sever… (read more)

Firefox is showing me the same blocked (and cancelled) download on each startup. Firefox tries to download same file every time I open it. I have seen this issue in several threads. I want to share my experience in resolving it:

In your Firefox profile folder (%appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox) look for the file download*.json (the asterix represents some characters I did not record). If it contains the strange link for that file he is trying to download all over again at each startup, delete the text ad save the now empty file. At the following startup, the issue should be resolved and the download*.json should disappear from your profile folder.

I hope this helps.

Additional info: This happened to be after trying to download a file from bit-files.com. < -- DO NOT OPEN ONLY FOR WARNING This issue was reported also for depositfiles.com by others. < -- DO NOT OPEN ONLY FOR WARNING Other threads on the same issue: Firefox tries to download same file every time I open it - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/922373 firefox 28 automatically tries downloading a file when it starts - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/992386 Firefox is showing me same blocked (and cancelled) download on each startup - https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1333402

Asked by peter.gogola.84 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

FVD speed dial

I know Mozilla is going to hate this question, but does anyone out there know of a work around to allow me and others the use of FVD. My brother is still using it but he … (read more)

I know Mozilla is going to hate this question, but does anyone out there know of a work around to allow me and others the use of FVD. My brother is still using it but he says he forgot how he did it, Please help. If anyone does answer me on my email: chesty@mail.com

Asked by marine65 4 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 hours ago