Website shortcuts could be improved

Hi folks! I'm currently using an website that could as well be a standalone app. I'd love it to show up in my Mac dock as a normal app, similar to what the "Create shortc… (read more)

Hi folks! I'm currently using an website that could as well be a standalone app. I'd love it to show up in my Mac dock as a normal app, similar to what the "Create shortcut" functionality does in Chrome. Create a desktop shortcut to a website Firefox's "shortcut" functionality seems to only work in Windows, and does not seem to provide the same full experience. I'd love to see this feature in Firefox soon.

Asked by TomasAG 3 minutes ago

Restoring a saved profile

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop. After repla… (read more)

I have Windows 10, version 1903. I recently backed up my Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles to an external drive before replacing the hard drive in my laptop.

After replacing my hard drive with a new one, I restored an earlier image file of my computer in order to put back all my data onto the new drive.

Then I did a Fresh Start, effectively doing a new install of Windows 10 (v.1903).

(As far as I can tell, my old Firefox data was deleted during the Fresh Start reinstall.)

I now did a new install of Firefox onto my computer. After I opened it I synced. Because my favicons were not restored (a generic globe icon shows in their place instead), I'd like to load in my old saved profile and make that my default profile.

The problem: So I tried copying and pasting the saved profile ("bxfz7tby.default" ) back into the new Mozilla Roaming and Local profiles (e.g, into "C:\Users\,username>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\", but I can't get Firefox to access them. Instead, it only accesses the new profile it created.

I did an uninstall and tried it again, but all I ended up doing is creating another new profile. Now when I go to About:Profiles (see image), the default-release and default profiles listed don't seem to exist anymore (they aren't loadable, and they can't be found using the filepath noted there), and the actual backup profiles that I copied from my portable drive into Mozilla and that I actually see in File Explorer, doesn't show up as a profile choice.

How can I restore my old backed up profile? And if I do restore it successfully, will that also restore my missing favicons?

Asked by blue_sky 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 minutes ago

Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 3 days ago

Last reply by Castor 45 minutes ago

Declining performance

Browsing has become extremely frustrating with Firefox 79.0 and Windows 10. Sites will not load. Occasionally, pressing F5 helps. Most often, multiple requests must… (read more)

Browsing has become extremely frustrating with Firefox 79.0 and Windows 10. Sites will not load. Occasionally, pressing F5 helps. Most often, multiple requests must be made. A TLS handshake seems to be involved.

Asked by Bedfordite 1 hour ago

I can't play the video in this link

When I have this USPS webpage opened, I can't play the videos. Other videos work, and they work when I use Chrome. Why don't they play when I'm using Firefox? https://abo… (read more)

When I have this USPS webpage opened, I can't play the videos. Other videos work, and they work when I use Chrome. Why don't they play when I'm using Firefox?

https://about.usps.com/who/leadership/board-governors/briefings/welcome.htm?fbclid=IwAR0EZAH2Jxwg1P5r_ycytx31TJlkxmezdagb7GVnPIrYGUncgYIi44_bXo8

Asked by Robert Schuricht 1 hour ago

Ashampoo Snap includes some history

Problem between Ashampoo Snap and Firefox. I am having troubles with snapshots made with Ashampoo Snap from Firefox outputs. Ashampoo says it is with the latest? Firefox … (read more)

Problem between Ashampoo Snap and Firefox. I am having troubles with snapshots made with Ashampoo Snap from Firefox outputs. Ashampoo says it is with the latest? Firefox and they have fixed it with a later update. However it has not gone away with the latest Snap. It appears to me (a programmer since 1982) that it might be a with a key sequence that is used to get a Snap copy that is interpreted by Firefox in some way. What happens is that it loook like a list of past usage in Firefox as is found with options History but with more detail as in a snap of part of a usage history made from my last usage of Firefox with more details as you can see. I have not been able to reproduce it in Firefox. Thanks Ron.

Asked by Ron Nilsson 2 hours ago

MP4 videos

I install Firefox today in a object for download google drive videos but even I can't open mp4 videos getting message "This video format is not supported." How can I fix … (read more)

I install Firefox today in a object for download google drive videos but even I can't open mp4 videos getting message "This video format is not supported." How can I fix it?

Asked by dulinasandaru 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Not show my bookmark in firefox linux

Hello, I install new linux distro on my laptop, and sing in my firefox account. But my bookmark not sync and I not show them in my firefox. My bookmark still show in my f… (read more)

Hello, I install new linux distro on my laptop, and sing in my firefox account. But my bookmark not sync and I not show them in my firefox. My bookmark still show in my firefox android device.

Asked by Erfan 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Hidden window

I have 3 Firefox windows open. Suddenly, one window is hidden until I click on the icon. Clicking on the icon switches the screen between the one window, and the other tw… (read more)

I have 3 Firefox windows open. Suddenly, one window is hidden until I click on the icon. Clicking on the icon switches the screen between the one window, and the other two windows and my mail program.

Asked by karen_street 3 hours ago

Error code: SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_FAILURE_ALERT

Hi, I'm trying to log on to a secure website but it's showing below error. I had never encountered such errors before can you help? SSL peer was unable to negotiate an ac… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to log on to a secure website but it's showing below error. I had never encountered such errors before can you help?

SSL peer was unable to negotiate an acceptable set of security parameters. Error code: SSL_ERROR_HANDSHAKE_FAILURE_ALERT
   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by ngandrew83 3 hours ago

How to organize bookmarks by most used without folders?

Anyone tell me how to just organize my bookmarks by most used... I add new ones and they just knock my most used further down. And, no, I don't want to use folders. The w… (read more)

Anyone tell me how to just organize my bookmarks by most used... I add new ones and they just knock my most used further down. And, no, I don't want to use folders. The whole point of a bookmark is to save time, not add clicks.

Asked by wejbaldwin 3 hours ago

iframe for YouTube embed: lazy loading doesn't work in Firefox

My system is Firefox 79, Windows 10. Lazy loading is supported in Firefox since version 75: https://caniuse.com/#feat=loading-lazy-attr I found that this works on Firefox… (read more)

My system is Firefox 79, Windows 10. Lazy loading is supported in Firefox since version 75: https://caniuse.com/#feat=loading-lazy-attr

I found that this works on Firefox for lazy loading of images. However, YouTube embedding in an iframe, it doesn't work. I ensured that the video is long way below the fold. Even then, the iframe is loaded upfront. This is the HTML for the iframe:

<iframe loading="lazy" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iQBat7e0MQs" allowfullscreen="" width="480" height="270"></iframe>

On Chrome, lazy loading works as expected for the same web page (on my localhost).

Asked by arvindpdmn 4 hours ago

Colors on Firefox (MacBook Pro) are overly saturated compared to Chrome and Safari

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode … (read more)

Firefox is displaying overly saturated colors in comparison to browsers such as Chrome and Safari. I attempted to fix this using about:config (gfx.color_management.mode = 1) and restarted Firefox, but the issue was not fixed. Please let me know how I can solve this.

Thanks, utkp

Asked by utkp 5 hours ago

How do I fix Twitch error #3000

I have recently been encountering issues with Twitch.tv that were not present even two and a half weeks ago. I keep getting a blacked out screen with an "error #3000" mes… (read more)

I have recently been encountering issues with Twitch.tv that were not present even two and a half weeks ago. I keep getting a blacked out screen with an "error #3000" message. The only known website that seems to deal with the issue comes at the problem from the idea that people are trying to access the site via Chrome. The few options they suggested that I can apply to my machine— clearing the cache and cookies or else using CCleaner offered no help.

This is not consistent however, as some other twitch channels I go to work perfectly fine. It's worth noting that I was not encountering this issues with Firefox version 78.0.2, while I am currently on version 79.0, and this is the version that has brought this issue up. Should I try downgrading to the previous version and see if that helps, or what?

Does anyone else get this error message, and if you do, what did you do to fix it? The few things I could try, I already have, save for turning off the hardware acceleration, which I don't think is the problem, as if it were, I would have seen it weeks ago when this wasn't an issue.

I am including a screenshot of what I'm seeing.

Asked by Marc7 5 hours ago

Saving History

I was working with my Internet Provider and in an attempt to solve and issue they had me delete my History, Cache, Cookies, and so on. After doing so, Firefox will no lo… (read more)

I was working with my Internet Provider and in an attempt to solve and issue they had me delete my History, Cache, Cookies, and so on. After doing so, Firefox will no longer remember anything from my History. Every time Firefox closes it erases all of it. I have to login to my email 25 times a day now. I have changed all the settings that Help has listed and they have changed nothing. Please, Help.

Asked by kelloggrc 6 hours ago

Loging on to Firefox

I logged on to Firefox and searched for information on my Apple i-phone SE 2020. I received information titled "i-phone User Guide" It is about 20 pages. Now I can't ge… (read more)

I logged on to Firefox and searched for information on my Apple i-phone SE 2020. I received information titled "i-phone User Guide" It is about 20 pages. Now I can't get rid of it. It shows up every time I try to log on Firefox and I can't go any further with my log in. It shows up when ever I click on the Firefox App. I am using Windows 10, it seem like it has taken over the Firefox entry screen.

Asked by raschussler 6 hours ago

Move #windows-controls to #nav-bar

Maybe this question has been questioned in the past but I cannot find anything so here I am. Is it possible to move the #window-controls(minimize/maximize/close buttons) … (read more)

Maybe this question has been questioned in the past but I cannot find anything so here I am. Is it possible to move the #window-controls(minimize/maximize/close buttons) to #nav-bar? I created a custom css that moved the nav-bar on top of the tabbar but the window-controls are in the tab-bar and it doesn't look good. I'm at my wits end on this one, so is it possible and how? See attached image for reference. Thanks!

Asked by manilarome 6 hours ago