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Firefox losing history

I never delete history! But I noticed this since long time ago, e.g. I want to go on a website - I was recently on (if I closed it already) but it is not in immediate sea… (read more)

I never delete history! But I noticed this since long time ago, e.g. I want to go on a website - I was recently on (if I closed it already) but it is not in immediate search history - it happened to me multiple times!

Also now: I was searching for one keyword a lot, like 50 times and in history are barely like 7 hits. No idea why it is not there!!!

Please help.

Asked by empleat 7 minutes ago

Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile

As per the Subject. Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile. Has only started occurring over the last… (read more)

As per the Subject.

Why is firefox regularly asking me to open or download a file called impression on my PC, Tablet and Mobile.

Has only started occurring over the last Month or so

Asked by garry13 3 days ago

Last reply by garry13 1 hour ago

URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia fails after browser update

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia re… (read more)

After a Firefox version upgrade, my URL bar search shortcut for Russian Wikipedia has begun to fail. Say, if i search for Диснейленд (Disneyland in English), wikipedia reports that the page does not exist, showing the error message like in the attached screenshot. I've tried recreating the search shortcut, but to no avail, it still shows the error. How do i fix the situation?

Asked by robokopfer 13 hours ago

Last reply by robokopfer 3 hours ago

Problem with appearance of aplusnet email in Firefox on my iMac

'bold text'Problem with appearance of aplusnet email on my iMac running macOS Big Sur 11.2.3. For no apparent reason, everything in the Firefox window displaying this e… (read more)

'bold text'Problem with appearance of aplusnet email on my iMac running macOS Big Sur 11.2.3.

For no apparent reason, everything in the Firefox window displaying this email application appears about one-fifth or less of normal size. (See attached screen shot.) Everything, meaning text fonts, graphics, etc. No other Firefox window or tab similarly affected. I tried restarting the application. And then restarting the computer, then Firefox, then the aplusnet email. No soap. Not responsive to changing the font size.

No idea how this happened, but it’s rendered the email unreadable on Firefox. I'm running Firefox Browser 87.0. Thanks very much for your help.

Asked by m55 10 hours ago

Unable to change secondary email address.

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add… (read more)

I am attempting to change my secondary email address with the intent to make my new email the primary email. I have removed the old secondary email, but when I try to add the email address that I want. I get an error message saying that the email already exists. I note that in the Firefox account dialog the secondary email address is blank.

I did sign up for Firefox VPN using the email address that I'd like to use and so that's a possible reason. I just don't know how to fix it. Note; I'm no longer planning to use Firefox VPN. I wonder if perhaps there's a way to cancel/delete that account.

Yours Not the sharpest tool. (I feel like I'm not the sharpest fool.)

Asked by Not the sharpest tool 16 hours ago

places.sqlite is imcomplete

Hello, I used my firefox account to restore my browsing history after I switched to a new hard drive. I compared the contents of places.sqlite from before and after the … (read more)

Hello,

I used my firefox account to restore my browsing history after I switched to a new hard drive. I compared the contents of places.sqlite from before and after the switch. (I can do this because I made a backup of the old places.sqlite.) And I noticed that many entries of moz_historyvisits are missing in the new database. I made a graph about this, in which I am using pythons sqlite3 library to inspect the databases moz_historyvisits.visit_date column. For every visit_date I checked if it is still present in the new database or if it got lost. The pattern seems highly irregular.

Does firefox intend to maintain a complete history? By which criteria did individual history entries get lost? Is there a way to restore a complete version of my browser history from my account?

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by garrettmay 4 days ago

Last reply by garrettmay 18 hours ago

404 when click link in webmail

Clicking a link in email from my insurance company always yields error 404, file not found. Saw notes from 2017 about removing all data about a domain but can not find a … (read more)

Clicking a link in email from my insurance company always yields error 404, file not found. Saw notes from 2017 about removing all data about a domain but can not find a way to do that in current version. Clicked link today, 4/6/2021, got error "HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found" This has been happening for a long time. I have cleared cookies and all data, removed & reinstalled Firefox, still same issue.

Asked by fbeatty43 6 days ago

Last reply by fbeatty43 1 day ago

Websites that I pin to TOP SItes keep shifting or disappearing

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not stayin… (read more)

I have Pinned several websites that I visit often to the TOP SItes on my FF Home Page. They randomly disappear or shift from where I place them. Why are they not staying in place when they are "Pinned"? Annoying that I have to continuously do this. I am using FF Version 87.0

Asked by kathyjoe5 2 days ago

Last reply by kathyjoe5 1 day ago

How can I get the "old" address bar functionality back?

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything… (read more)

Ok, so like the title says.. Years ago, Firefox changed from having the normal "File Edit View History" etc. as the default interface and tried to streamline everything into icons. I have no idea why. Maybe it had something to do with the mobile version. With a few customizations I was able to get the old look back, with my address bar.

Then a while back the address bar changed. It used to be that the address bar had a drop down that listed the sites you used most frequently. At some point mine just sortof froze and only lists the same 8 sites. Except its worse because 2 of them are now searches for Google and Amazon and not even the original google or amazon web pages. I cannot delete pages from this list like I could in the past, either.

Also, you could, you know... put an address in the address bar and it would take you directly to that site. Now it tries to do a search just as often as it actually takes me to the correct site.

This forcing search engines baffles me, because there's an actual search bar, right directly next to the address bar by default.

So if someone could help me understand how I can change my address bar back to being an address bar, that would be a great help to me. Second, if I could fix the drop down of sites to either be my most frequent sites, or a list of sites I add manually, that would be great also.

Asked by Mathius 2 days ago

Last reply by Mathius 2 days ago

Option to reduce touchpad sensitivity at the end of each scroll

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by… (read more)

There are ongoing discussions about the high touchpad scrolling sensitivity on several Wayland applications like Firefox. Luckily, I found a workaround with this issue by setting `apz.gtk.kinetic_scroll.enabled` to `false` and increasing the default value of `general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS` from `50` to `120`. However, there is still minor quirk with my scrolling experience especially at the end of each scroll or each time I pause scrolling.

This minor quirk has a lot to do with how I do the two-finger scroll gesture. For each scroll, I don't necessarily lift my fingers up immediately. I might pause for a while then scroll further until my finger reaches the end of the touchpad or I might scroll in the opposite direction without lifting my finger up. However, just having two of my fingers rest on the touchpad detects even the slightest movement. The effect is a page slightly shakes each time I pause scrolling without lifting my fingers up. Although, this minimal shake also occurs as I lift my finger up.

This behavior is detailed in a bug report here . It might have something to do with Wayland but based on my experience, the issue still persists when running Firefox through XWayland. Also, Vivaldi (Chromium) which also runs in XWayland, doesn't show this problem. In Vivaldi, the touchpad will be less sensitive (at least that's how it feels for me) each time I pause scrolling.

I already tried fiddling with the following through the `about:config` to no avail:

  • apz.touch_move_tolerance
  • apz.touch_start_tolerance
  • mousewheel.transaction.ignoremovedelay
  • mousewheel.transaction.timeout

Asked by lewisbolaton 2 days ago

Gaps in History

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10. I can't r… (read more)

Long story short, I have gaps in my history in Firefox. I'm on the latest stable desktop version, but this happens both on Linux (Ubuntu 20.04) and Windows 10.

I can't really pin down what causes this, it seems totally random. Every now and then, I'll be browsing, close the browser, realize I need to do something on a page I was recently on, I relaunch, press "ctr+h", go to the 'Today' drop down tab, and the most recent entry is multiple hours old, in some cases it's not even from the same day. The pages I was just on are nowhere to be found.

I would guess it's just late to update the history, but then there are times where I'll go through my history from a few days ago looking for a specific page I know I visited, and I'm able to find some but not all. Again, it just seems like there are random gaps in my history.

Asked by kieranmgarden 2 days ago

No Notications :(

Morning, got a question for you: since i surf on mozilla on mac (expecially on youtube with full screen video mode active) can't get any system notifications (as messages… (read more)

Morning, got a question for you: since i surf on mozilla on mac (expecially on youtube with full screen video mode active) can't get any system notifications (as messages, incoming calls, etc), the "do not disturb" icon appears on the menu bar. Least but no last, one of my mozilla extensions is you tube enhancer, shall i change any options there? Please help me to fix this annoying issue. Thanks

Asked by Franz 2 days ago

Texture Size error

When using an online ttrpg (FoundryVTT), large images will not load. The error message from the site is as follows: "You are using a Scene background texture with dimensi… (read more)

When using an online ttrpg (FoundryVTT), large images will not load. The error message from the site is as follows: "You are using a Scene background texture with dimensions 8392px by 5672px. One or both of these dimensions exceeds the maximum texture size of 8192px supported by your device."

The issue only appears on Firefox - I can view the image in Chrome ):

This is on a 2020 MacBook Pro, M1 chip, running Big Sur 11.1

Asked by erin10 3 days ago

Why is NumLock locked on in Firefox?

I have searched, but not found an answer to this. How can I shut off Numlock, which, apparently is ON by default in Firefox? I use the keypad for direction, not numbers.… (read more)

I have searched, but not found an answer to this. How can I shut off Numlock, which, apparently is ON by default in Firefox? I use the keypad for direction, not numbers. The problem is just in Firefox, not other programs. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by ponder1 4 days ago

Last reply by ponder1 3 days ago

Can't Select More than One Text Box when Using WordPress Editor with Cursor/Mouse Input

It's been months now. I thought it was probably a known issue or a conflict with any of my extensions but I still haven't figured out a way to solve it. Have tried re-ins… (read more)

It's been months now. I thought it was probably a known issue or a conflict with any of my extensions but I still haven't figured out a way to solve it.

Have tried re-installing the browser, I even switched to a new linux distro and everything was reset, I still have the issue.

The problem is - everything works but the ability to select/copy multiple blocks when using WordPress editor (tested it on three sites with the latest WordPress version where I write) does not work only when utilizing the mouse/cursor.

However, it works when using Brave or Google Chrome.

In either case, when I try to select multiple text blocks using CTRL+Shift+any arrow key on Firefox, it works no matter what. But, using the cursor/mouse, I can't achieve doing that...

Asked by ankushdas91 1 week ago

Last reply by ankushdas91 5 days ago