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Word document - Auto open

Hello, Please can you tell me how I can click on a word document and for the document to automatically open without having to click the link in my downlaods? See screensh… (read more)

Hello,

Please can you tell me how I can click on a word document and for the document to automatically open without having to click the link in my downlaods? See screenshot of the download box that appears in the top right that I have to click to open the word document.

It does it for a PDF document but not for a word document.

Regards, Craig

Asked by craig79 1 month ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 month ago

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firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353)

firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353). I reloaded Firefox. Google Chrome and Microsoft edge work OK. Task m… (read more)

firefox not opening since 2022-01 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 for x64-based Systems (KB5008353). I reloaded Firefox. Google Chrome and Microsoft edge work OK. Task manager shows running but stats never change 0% CPU/0.2MB Memory

Asked by anew_phase 3 months ago

Answered by anew_phase 3 months ago

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Downloads defaulting to 'Downloads' folder despite settings

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though… (read more)

I've just suddenly had this problem starting today: downloading files through the browser is now automatically sending them to my computer's Downloads folder, even though I have my download settings set to 'Always ask you where to save files'. I double-checked to see if my settings had been reset by the update (they had not), and I even unselected and reselected the option to see if that helped anything (it didn't).

Asked by sethmwenger 2 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 months ago

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Missing Content Security Policy enable/disable setting on about:config

Hello, I noticed that a setting on the about:config page was removed: the "security.csp.enable" setting. I was using this setting to disable CSP to be able to load local … (read more)

Hello,

I noticed that a setting on the about:config page was removed: the "security.csp.enable" setting. I was using this setting to disable CSP to be able to load local JS scripts on some non-locally hosted sites, for debugging and development, work related purposes.

Was this setting really removed? Is there a way to disable CSP on Firefox on the latest version?

Thanks! Gabriel.

Asked by gabrielmuttiteixeira 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Firefox Developer Edition - Windows 11 Issue

Ever since upgrading to windows 11 firefox developer edition will not work for me at all. I have reinstalled it multiple times now and every single time its the same thi… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to windows 11 firefox developer edition will not work for me at all.

I have reinstalled it multiple times now and every single time its the same thing, after a fresh install I can open the browser, use it once, close the browser and then it breaks and I am unable to use it again - sometimes i cant even open it up again it creates a background process in the task manager but never appears.

  • - None of the tabs will load anything at all including any of the settings pages or debug/troubleshooting page (about:<page>) - its like it doesnt even attempt to load anything its completely unresponsive
  • - Clicking on any buttons in firefox/options menu do nothing
  • - If i close it i see between 2-10 firefox processes appear in my task manager which i have to go through and end each task before i am able to open the browser up again and even then that doesnt always work.
  • - Because it opens a bunch of processes when you close the browser and this prevents it from re-opening it is not possible to put it into troubleshooting mode
  • - Even after a fresh install (described below) after re-installing the browser it always opens for the first time with a message saying that 'I have reinstalled firefox would i like to refresh the browser' with a button to refresh - If i click this refresh button it instantly breaks it

In order to fix this I have to completely remove firefox from my machine including:

  • - Everything in my users folder
  • - Everything in program files/programdata
  • - Search my C:\ drive and remove all traces of mozilla/firefox i can find
  • - Clear all temp files
  • - Run a disk cleanup
  • - Restart my machine

Before i can attempt to install firefox again. If i dont do this after i reinstall it opens firefox up in exactly the same state it was in before i uninstalled it, same tabs open & completely unresponsive.

Asked by Web Passion 4 months ago

Answered by Web Passion 3 months ago

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Windows 11 Minimize/Maximize Buttons Missing (Tablet Mode?)

My minimize/maximize buttons have suddenly gone missing. I found other answers on this site that say Tablet Mode is the culprit; indeed, the density settings within Firef… (read more)

My minimize/maximize buttons have suddenly gone missing. I found other answers on this site that say Tablet Mode is the culprit; indeed, the density settings within Firefox are telling me Tablet Mode on.

However, tablet mode was officially removed in Windows 11. It's not in the settings, it's not in the Control Panel, and registry edits don't seem to work either. So what's going on here? A regression? How do I get my minimize and maximize buttons back?

Asked by lunabunn 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Youtube loading delayed, skipping video delayed load

I have searched for this problem, and only come across outdated information about Youtube's intentional changes to slowdown Edge and Firefox in 2019. This is not that. Wh… (read more)

I have searched for this problem, and only come across outdated information about Youtube's intentional changes to slowdown Edge and Firefox in 2019. This is not that.

When I load a new youtube video, the video will buffer as normal, and then buffering stops. Then there is a delay of about 10 seconds. You can see from my screenshot that the buffer is filled just fine, and playback begins about 10 seconds later. This also happens if I skip ahead/back or to any position in the video. This firefox install is on a new install of Windows 11, with a new xps 13. The previous xps 13 with windows 11 didn't have this problem, and I don't have this problem on my desktop setup with windows 10.

I use a few addons: decentraleyes, ublock, duckduckgo and I have privacy protections set to strict. I have tried a few troubleshooting steps and the problem persists. Things I have tried:

  • safe-mode
  • fresh install
  • installed additional codecs
  • used user-agent workarounds to show as a chromium based browser
  • turned off hardware acceleration

The problem doesn't happen on chrome, but it does happen on Edge, which is strange. Because of this, I'm wondering if there is something going on with codecs. In the firefox screenshot posted, the codec used is vp09, same with Edge. But in Chrome the codec is av01.

Asked by dwarren 5 months ago

Answered by dwarren 4 months ago

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Embedded google calendar not showing

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one … (read more)

Not sure where this fits in so I started here. I have been running firefox for a very long time. For my home page, I am using Protopage. I have my google calendar as one of the widgets on the page. I have it set up correctly. It was showing up yesterday. Now today it is not showing. I am getting this error:

Firefox Can’t Open This Page

To protect your security, accounts.google.com will not allow Firefox to display the page if another site has embedded it. To see this page, you need to open it in a new window.

I have not made any changes to Protopage or Firefox.

Got any ideas what has changed? What I need to fix to get it working again?

Bob

Asked by davet354tfd 4 months ago

Answered by davet354tfd 4 months ago

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Nightly 95 on Windows 11 - Minimize & Maximize Buttons Are Missing

I have recently clean installed Windows 11 on my computer. I have noticed with the current Nightly 95 install that the minimize & maximize buttons are completely gone… (read more)

I have recently clean installed Windows 11 on my computer. I have noticed with the current Nightly 95 install that the minimize & maximize buttons are completely gone, only the close button is there. Even when I click on the area where the 2 missing buttons are nothing happens. When I double click the same area, the area behaves the same way as the rest of the top bar, it either makes the current window become a smaller window or a full window.

I have also installed Firefox 93 and 94 Beta 6, they both behave as normal with the minimize and maximize buttons visible and usable, just like any other program or Firefox version ever on Windows. Also, before I clean installed Windows 11, I used Nightly 95 on Windows 10 within the last day or so and I don't recall ever having this behavior happen there either.

Is this behavior on Nightly 95 on Windows 11 intentional or an error? I know Firefox has and is going through a massive GUI update and other user facing changes with Proton, but wasn't sure if this had anything to do with the trouble I am experiencing. I also understand that Nightly may have a lot of changes and features that are unique to it. I honestly just wasn't sure about this issue.

Thank you in advance for any and all help!

Asked by 7apple7 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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Firefox won't load -- can't even reach home screen

So yesterday I got a new computer and downloaded Firefox to be my default browser. It worked fine the first few hours -- I was able to log into my account, set up my exte… (read more)

So yesterday I got a new computer and downloaded Firefox to be my default browser. It worked fine the first few hours -- I was able to log into my account, set up my extensions, and use the browser as intended. A few hours in, though, it completely crashed on me. I am unable to go to new websites, refresh a page, open bookmarks, log in to my Firefox account, or even open settings; the home screen also doesn't load when I open a new tab. Literally the only thing I can do is freeze the Bookmarks Toolbar and customize the Toolbar. I tried closing and reopening, refreshing/resetting the browser, restarting my computer, going into Troubleshoot mode, deleting and redownloading the application, but nothing is working. I have no trouble with Firefox on my previous computer or my phone, and Edge is working fine on this computer. I don't know what to do anymore. Any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by nenecessitepasreponse 3 months ago

Answered by nenecessitepasreponse 3 months ago

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All my Bookmarks disappeared overnight?

Today, when I had turned on my pc, apparently Firefox had updated (?) my browser and ALL of my bookmarks are gone!?? I had copied my bookmarks from my other pc that had… (read more)

Today, when I had turned on my pc, apparently Firefox had updated (?) my browser and ALL of my bookmarks are gone!?? I had copied my bookmarks from my other pc that had Windows 7 onto my new pc that has Windows 11 several months ago and haven't had any issues (with the bookmarks) - until today. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by individjewel 1 month ago

Answered by Infinity__ 1 month ago

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After the new installment of Firefox (98 64bit/Win 11) Downloads list popup every time I download a file

Hi, Since the yesterday installment of Firefox, the Download list popup every time I download a file. I tried to toggle about:config->browser.download.panel.shown->… (read more)

Hi,

Since the yesterday installment of Firefox, the Download list popup every time I download a file. I tried to toggle about:config->browser.download.panel.shown->false but every time I download a file in toggle back to true & the list pop up

It's very annoying. Any suggestion please?

Asked by geulim3 2 months ago

Answered by geulim3 2 months ago

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I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01. I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards… (read more)

I cannot see saved credit cards in Privacy & Security Firefox 99.01.

I moved from a mac to Windows, and sync'd everything. I have no option to see saved credit cards in Firefox Privacy & Security.

Please help?

Asked by Neil 1 month ago

Answered by Neil 2 weeks ago

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Middle Mouse opens link in 2 tabs / closes 2 tabs constantly

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs… (read more)

Hi Firefoxes! I updated to the latest and greatest 99.0.1, whenever i use the middle mouse button it opens every link in 2 tabs. Also when i middle mouse on a tab, 2 tabs are closed. Anyone came along this bug? Restarting FF and Windows did not help. Trying to get my notebook charged and check it on my macbook.

TYVM! Best regards, -John.

Asked by rayben1 1 month ago

Answered by rayben1 1 month ago

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Firefox 96 not loading pages, or even home page

Submitting using Chrome, which may have to become my default browser. Firefox 96.0. Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000 Since installing FF 96, the program has … (read more)

Submitting using Chrome, which may have to become my default browser.

Firefox 96.0. Windows 11 Pro Version 10.0.22000 Build 22000

Since installing FF 96, the program has stopped loading pages. Will not even load home page. Starting in troubleshooting mode sometimes works, but sometimes does not.

No extensions are installed.` I have tried Refreshing. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. Neither helps. Multiple instances of FF are started with every launch, even when the launch results in a blank page.

Any advice would be helpful.

Thank you,

Steven Sacks

Asked by steven.sacks 3 months ago

Answered by steven.sacks 3 months ago

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Windows 11, Firefox v 100.0, Change Scrollbar Width

I went into about:config and changed the following values in order to widen the scrollbar: css. scrollbar-width was true changed to false … (read more)

I went into about:config and changed the following values in order to widen the scrollbar:

css. scrollbar-width was true changed to false idget.non-native-theme.scrollbar.size.override was 0 changed to 100 widget.non-native-theme.enabled was true changed to false

Changing these values didn't widen my scrollbar. Without getting into coding, is there another way to make the scrollbar wider? (I changed them all back to the original settings when they didn't work.)

Asked by Denise 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago