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browser update repeating without doing the update

hi, i'm on osx, 10.15.3, catalina... current browser version is 60.0.3 have been suggested by turbo tax to update the browser, so i clicked update from the firefox bro… (read more)

hi,

i'm on osx, 10.15.3, catalina...

current browser version is 60.0.3

have been suggested by turbo tax to update the browser, so i clicked update from the firefox browser. then a dialog box pops up asking to restart/install now, and i've said yes many times, but each time, it restarts and the same dialog box pops up.

I restarted the browser manually as well.

the browser is not updated. still running 60.0.3

Asked by cmason12 2 weeks ago

Upgrading Firefox: quick-icon-links and bookmarks disappear

I am afraid to upgrade to latest Firefox browser because fast icons and bookmarks disappear. If you assure me it will conserve my quick links icons and bookmarks then I w… (read more)

I am afraid to upgrade to latest Firefox browser because fast icons and bookmarks disappear. If you assure me it will conserve my quick links icons and bookmarks then I will upgrade.

Asked by foxyourefired 1 month ago

Last reply by Himanshu prabhakar 1 month ago

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How can I stop Firefox from changing my default search engine? I DO NOT EVER WANT BING. Leave my choice of search engine alone!

When Firefox updates, it changes my search engine. I use Firefox for security purposes (although not as much anymore). Why would anyone in their right mind want to use Bi… (read more)

When Firefox updates, it changes my search engine. I use Firefox for security purposes (although not as much anymore). Why would anyone in their right mind want to use Bing as their search engine? I don't want it EVER. Please let me know how to stop this from happening.

Asked by free1776 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox Headless ---Screenshot not working for local HTML files

I'm unable to generate a screenshot of a local HTML file using Firefox's (v60.9.0) [headless mode][1] Here's the command I'm using: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Fir… (read more)

I'm unable to generate a screenshot of a local HTML file using Firefox's (v60.9.0) [headless mode][1]

Here's the command I'm using:

   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P AJ --screenshot test.png "file:///C:/html_export.html"

I've tried with and without a profile and with different numbers of slashes after file. There are no errors in the command line - it just doesn't generate an output.

This command works fine when I substitute the file:// with an external website like:

   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -P AJ --screenshot test.png google.com

Could it be related to the [redirect bug mentioned here][2]?

Any help is appreciated! Perhaps theres a way to turn on output verbosity for --headless mode?

 [1]: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Firefox/Headless_mode
 [2]: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1546062

Asked by ajkrell 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Unable To Save Passwords

I'm trying to save passwords for a couple of websites I'm using on Firefox, but if I go into the settings menu, and try to click the option to save/remember passwords, it… (read more)

I'm trying to save passwords for a couple of websites I'm using on Firefox, but if I go into the settings menu, and try to click the option to save/remember passwords, it appears to be greyed out, and I'm unable to click it at all?

Asked by hsherman 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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Is there a way to copy text colors and background formatting in firefox?

Something I do at work fairly regularly is copy and paste an entire page from Chrome to MS Word, by selecting all with Ctrl+A and then pasting. When doing this in chrome,… (read more)

Something I do at work fairly regularly is copy and paste an entire page from Chrome to MS Word, by selecting all with Ctrl+A and then pasting. When doing this in chrome, the page text, text colors, and background formatting and colors are copied. When I do the same thing in Firefox, only the plain text is copied. Is there a way to make Firefox mimic this behavior? The two screenshots I have attached demonstrate what I mean. If needed, I can provide more info, or additional screenshots!!!

Thanks in advance!

Asked by ernestryles007 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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need to disable "Your connection is not secure"

Hello. How do I prevent this warning from blocking the connection to the website? I would not mind if FF would show a warning at one of the corners of the screen. But I n… (read more)

Hello. How do I prevent this warning from blocking the connection to the website? I would not mind if FF would show a warning at one of the corners of the screen. But I need it to stop blocking the pages from loading. Please do not suggest me any guides how to troubleshoot certificates or anything like that. I need to switch off this function in FF completely.

Asked by hojzak 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox v51.01 slows down gradually and freezes with a custom GStreamer plugin and when switching between screens that play 4 live video streams at 30 fps.

I'm using Firefox v51.0.1 on Ubuntu with 16Gb RAM and 4 cores. I have to use a custom built GStreamer based video decoder plugin and that is why I'm using v51. There are … (read more)

I'm using Firefox v51.0.1 on Ubuntu with 16Gb RAM and 4 cores. I have to use a custom built GStreamer based video decoder plugin and that is why I'm using v51. There are two screens each playing 4 streams each. The videos play at 30fps without any problem once displayed on browser. There is a switch button which can switch between 2 sets of 4 streams each (quad view). When the pages are switched, say for about 100-200 times, the responsiveness of the browser slows down gradually and at one point, it just stops to respond to any further clicks. When Firefox froze, CPU utilization is about 30%, RAM about 25%. I tried to modify about:config parameters, but could not figure out which are the most relevant to my use case and the optimum values to be set.

I request community's help to identify the parameter combinations in v51.0.1 that could potentially keep Firefox from slowing down. In case more information is required, I will be glad to give them, but please suggest on how to get them out of the browser.

Thank you for taking your time on this subject!

Asked by satheeshkumar.d 9 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Delete locked account

I lost access to my two-factor authentication app and therefore could not get into my account. I have created a new account using a different email address but I would l… (read more)

I lost access to my two-factor authentication app and therefore could not get into my account. I have created a new account using a different email address but I would like to use the email address (which I still have access to) associated with that account. As long as the old account exists I cannot associate that email with my new account. I cannot find any way to contact Mozilla to ask them to delete the old account (and free up that email address). Will it just get deleted eventually if I don't log into it anymore? Is there someone I can contact to close that old account? Thanks

Asked by argent.wolfwing 1 year ago

Last reply by aylmerc 9 months ago

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The new search bar is useless. I need the old one back, it was one of the best features of Firefox. Why is it ruined now?

I used to abuse the old search bar like there was no tomorrow. I loved it. I think it was the soul of Firefox: it made everything so cool and easy. But somebody killed it… (read more)

I used to abuse the old search bar like there was no tomorrow. I loved it. I think it was the soul of Firefox: it made everything so cool and easy. But somebody killed it. Fixed it when there was nothing to fix.

Hope people who are working on new versions read this: people want the old one back. If you used the old search bar very often like I did, the new one behaves totally differently and thus makes using it a total pain. I have no understanding for this kind of change, especially when I cannot change it back anymore.

Can somebody please point me to a working solution of how to get the old search box back? Showoneoffbuttons tweak in about:config doesn´t work anymore, Classic theme restorer doesn´t work either. I am getting sick and tired and I need help.

Until some awesome person points me to a solution and I have showered them with praises and love (I am not being sarcastic, I am just stumped and any help is greatly appreciated), I downgrade Firefox into pre-Christ version and hope my virus program is up to the task.

[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Forum rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by juho.taskila 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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three tabs in one night crashed

I opened another case and was told to use FF with addons disabled. I can do that for three hours a night and nothing wrong happens. But this time, in normal mode, 3, yes … (read more)

I opened another case and was told to use FF with addons disabled. I can do that for three hours a night and nothing wrong happens. But this time, in normal mode, 3, yes 3 tabs in one night crashed. It is deliberate and I want it stopped. How irate do I have to get to get you to stop!!! I am beyond frustrated. I am beyond pissed. I hate you! I'm so tired of this Bull. When are you going to stop? Never? Then I will get kicked out of your forums for swearing over and over again.

Asked by trekjunky 10 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 10 months ago

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How can I turn off the redirect notice?

Ever since it's been available I have used Google IFL as my search engine, so that when I type anything in the address bar, it just automatically goes to the most logical… (read more)

Ever since it's been available I have used Google IFL as my search engine, so that when I type anything in the address bar, it just automatically goes to the most logical page. Suddenly this week, when I hit Enter, instead of going to the page, I get a Redirect Notice showing me what page it's about to take me to. I thought it was some Google thing but it doesn't happen on Chrome and from searching it seems it's a Firefox thing.

As an example, to get here, I typed mozilla support forum and I got the redirect notice shown in the attached screenshot.

Searching tells me that the setting for this is in about:config under accessibility.blockautorefresh - just set it to false. Great. Except that's the default setting and it's already set for false. Restarting Firefox does not change things.

I am using version 60.9.0esr (64-bit) and while it may have automatically downloaded an update earlier this week, it needs to be restarted to install it, and I did not restart Firefox between this not happening and this happening.

I should note that it never happens when clicking a link on any website. I have seen it rarely in the past when clicking an image on Google search results, but not very often - usually I am just taken to the page where the image lives. (This is why I thought it was a Google thing.) It only happens when I type into the address bar. I have even tried opening a new, blank tab and typing and it still gives the same redirect notice. When I click the Return to the previous page link, nothing happens.

So how can I actually turn this off? It's very annoying.

Asked by saladgoat 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

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How to set a specific download folder in Firefox Quantum 68.1.0esr per autoconfig or profiles???

I am trying to install above mentioned Firefox version in a Terminal Server environment. How can I set a specific download folder/path as permanent location for downloadi… (read more)

I am trying to install above mentioned Firefox version in a Terminal Server environment. How can I set a specific download folder/path as permanent location for downloading a file from the internet for all terminal user profiles. I would like to accomplish this with autoconfig.js or per user.js profile. Or is there a specific registry I can set in regedit for Firefox and where?

You help is much appreciated :) I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards Daniel

Asked by Daniel Gärtner 10 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 10 months ago