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Bookmarks Won't Import

I lost all faith in Firefox a few years ago after a botched upgrade ruined it, so I downgraded and stopped upgrading entirely. The new interface is garbage, and I hate i… (read more)

I lost all faith in Firefox a few years ago after a botched upgrade ruined it, so I downgraded and stopped upgrading entirely. The new interface is garbage, and I hate it. Everything HAS to be a distracting theme. Stupid.

But I'm finally trying to upgrade anyway for security reasons. When I try to use the new version of Firefox, I try to import my bookmarks, and only the bookmarks NOT inside the Bookmarks Toolbar import. Obviously, this means I can't upgrade, and I sure as hell am not risking upgrading this browser directly, since I have zero faith in Mozilla these days.

My question to Mozilla: Why can't we just import directly from another version of Firefox like I could if I'd been smart enough to use Chrome instead? And I receive a bloody warning when I open it, telling me to either create a new profile or quit, so there isn't even an option to import my bookmarks directly! I'm honestly thinking about just dropping you for Chrome at this point. It would just be easier.

My question to everyone: WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO to get my bookmarks toolbar imported? I export. I import. NOTHING.

Thanks!

Asked by SunSpirit13 20 hours ago

Last reply by 1-dimensional_box 1 hour ago

show changes made in inspector

When i change something in inspector it does not show the changes on the page. there is no button there is no information anywhere on how to perform this essential action… (read more)

When i change something in inspector it does not show the changes on the page. there is no button there is no information anywhere on how to perform this essential action.

Asked by positive.pelvis.discord 6 hours ago

AdBlock

Up until last week I was able to stream online content. Now, the sites are telling me I have Adblock on. I do not. I have ZERO extensions added on. I have almost made m… (read more)

Up until last week I was able to stream online content. Now, the sites are telling me I have Adblock on. I do not. I have ZERO extensions added on. I have almost made my computer unsafe by the amount of tracking I have allowed. I have disabled everything reasonably possible. Now even unsafe content is allowed. I have unistalled Firefox and reinstalled. I have factory reset Firefox. I have clicked on the shield to whitelist the sites. Still it says "Adblock". What hidden setting is causing this??? I have gone onto 50 pages where people try and solve this issued, I have watched 100 YouTube videos and they always give the same answer, which is unhelpful. I tried one where I had to change javascript to "false" but all that did was stop me being able to even load the streaming sites totally, so did not solve the problem. I am considering putting my entire mac onto factory re-set at this point, I am totally out of solutions.

Asked by caclaassen1978 13 hours ago

Last reply by walksik 13 hours ago

URL autofill on address bar is omitting final part of the website address I need when I start typing

There is a website that I use for work a lot and I have it on my bookmarks for easy access. The url for this website is https://_________________.com/html5 When I start … (read more)

There is a website that I use for work a lot and I have it on my bookmarks for easy access. The url for this website is https://_________________.com/html5 When I start typing the first 3 letters after the "https://" part, the address bar auto fills but it only does so up to ".com" and omits the "/html5" part so the website does not load correctly if I hit enter. I then have to use more keystrokes to get the complete url which is super annoying since I have to use this website multiple times every day. Is there a way to force firefox to auto fill the whole url without omitting the last part ?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by leirbag.seitnes 16 hours ago

Firefox no longer remembering "Cookie Exceptions"

Have upgraded to Firefox 88.0 on Mac. Have also recently cleared history, but have reinstated the web sites where I want my cookies retained. In the past, I could… (read more)

Have upgraded to Firefox 88.0 on Mac. Have also recently cleared history, but have reinstated the web sites where I want my cookies retained.

In the past, I could quit Firefox and when I next boot it, my daily sites like Yahoo and Ebay do not require password log-in since I have "exempted" them from being cleared on the previous Firefox quit.

I do use "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" - but this is where the exceptions should come into play.

Until just recently this all worked fine. Now it does not and am required to re-log in after a fresh boot.

Any suggestions? Thanks. - jr

Asked by jbrey21 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

detect pending restart for updates

Is there a way I can detect a pending update and restart firefox? I'm on MacOS. We're updating browsers in an enterprise environment and we allow automatic update but the… (read more)

Is there a way I can detect a pending update and restart firefox? I'm on MacOS. We're updating browsers in an enterprise environment and we allow automatic update but the user doesn't restart the browser to complete the update. If there's a way to detect this I can prompt the user myself. Unless there's a policy I can enforce that would work better.

Asked by D N 20 hours ago

Import of bookmarks.html in IE results in error

I tried to transfer my Firefox bookmarks to IE on Windows 10. As described I exported a bookmarks.html in Firefox, then I created an empty Folder in IE named Import and t… (read more)

I tried to transfer my Firefox bookmarks to IE on Windows 10. As described I exported a bookmarks.html in Firefox, then I created an empty Folder in IE named Import and tried to import the bookmarks.html to this folder. IE reports an error and I do not know what could be the problem.

Asked by albert.eberli 2 days ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

Yahoo has hijacked my browser.

Yahoo has hijacked my browser. I googled how to fix it, and I reset the default on the left hand side, actually I didn't have to reset it already had my default as firef… (read more)

Yahoo has hijacked my browser. I googled how to fix it, and I reset the default on the left hand side, actually I didn't have to reset it already had my default as firefox. On the right hand menu bar I don't have an 'options' icon, add-ons and themes brings up a blank page. Please advise... Thank you!

Asked by cindi3 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Open Homepage custom urls in containers

Is it possible to open my group of Homepage custom URL's in containers by default (e.g., Personal containers)? I have three URL's (pages) I bring up by default when I ope… (read more)

Is it possible to open my group of Homepage custom URL's in containers by default (e.g., Personal containers)? I have three URL's (pages) I bring up by default when I open Firefox, and I'd like them to open in Personal containers all.

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox|http://www.arrl.org/|https://www.qrz.com/

Thanks!

Asked by david.englund 1 day ago

bookmarks disappeared

hello. I had a lot of bookmarks and used them often. reinstalled the system, installed firefox and logged into the account. pressed sync but no bookmarks appeared. help m… (read more)

hello. I had a lot of bookmarks and used them often. reinstalled the system, installed firefox and logged into the account. pressed sync but no bookmarks appeared. help me please

Asked by F7-KNIX 2 days ago

Last reply by timo16 1 day ago

constant updates disrupt settings

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wi… (read more)

hi, i'm mostly interested in getting some help with creating my settings/preferences to stay the way i want them. every time there's a update, my personal settings get wiped out and i have to start all over again. there was a time when FF offered a way to leave some updates out and select the ones we wanted. now, it's all blanket updates. many times i lose important tabs and files. it's annoying. the way these updates are coming in i cringe each time i see the notice. and then there are times they get done automatically.

what's a mother to do?

many thanks for your consideration!

Asked by sallyoakley55 2 days ago

Last reply by Scribe 1 day ago

What is Updated.app?

So I'm on mac. When I tried to open an svg with preview, I found this. I don't know what it is for but I just clicked on it. But then it lead me to a popup saying "Firefo… (read more)

So I'm on mac. When I tried to open an svg with preview, I found this. I don't know what it is for but I just clicked on it. But then it lead me to a popup saying "Firefox downloaded this app (Updated.app) from an unknown date", is that any good? I clicked cancel because I thought it would crash or break my system or app.

Asked by test672upload 1 day ago

Old Download history

My old HD crashed and I have had to buy a new machine. Can I access a history of the downloads (PDFs particularly) that I made on my old machine. This newly installed ver… (read more)

My old HD crashed and I have had to buy a new machine. Can I access a history of the downloads (PDFs particularly) that I made on my old machine. This newly installed version of Firefox does not have them anywhere that I can see. I need them for research for university essays.

Asked by arelar33 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Cache won't clear after going through pref and deleting cache2 folder

Hi, I've tried multiple times to clear the cache from Preferences by "Clearing Data" but the count still reads that there is cache. I made sure to refresh but that wasn't… (read more)

Hi,

I've tried multiple times to clear the cache from Preferences by "Clearing Data" but the count still reads that there is cache. I made sure to refresh but that wasn't the issue. I also tried restarting firefox.

Next, I quit firefox, went to ~/Library/Caches/Firefox/Profiles/ since I'm using a mac and I deleted the cache2 folder. I emptied the trash to boot. There were still files in the cache!

Currently, the cache is 535KB. In About:Cache, Disk cache reads 229 KiB and 11 entries. However, I can't see the entries when I click on "List Cache Entries."

This has never happened to me before. Please help me clear the cache!

Only today, I updated to 78.10.0esr. I don't know if that's the issue.

Asked by ei7vffsgma7 1 day ago

Can't play Netflix or open facebook or messenger

Since the update 78.10.0 yesterday I can't play Netflix or open facebook or messenger. Facebook only shows the first post and I cannot click on anything. Messenger is a b… (read more)

Since the update 78.10.0 yesterday I can't play Netflix or open facebook or messenger. Facebook only shows the first post and I cannot click on anything. Messenger is a blank page Netflix shows error NSES UHX which Netflix support says does not exist in their system

Asked by jacquie2 2 days ago

The Close, Minimize and Zoom buttons of Firefox window (and other Mozilla products) are wrongly aligned in Mac OS when the system locale is right-to-left (e.g. Arabic)

In Mac OS, when the locale is right-to-left, the window control buttons should appear in the top-right side of the window. In case of tabbed window it should show before … (read more)

In Mac OS, when the locale is right-to-left, the window control buttons should appear in the top-right side of the window. In case of tabbed window it should show before tabs. That is not the case here in Mozilla products. They show to the left in a malformed way. Only the close button is clickable, the Minimize button is barely visible and the Zoom button is totally hidden off-canvas. (Please see attached screenshot).

Asked by Amr Ibrahim Khudair 2 days ago

FF stopped autofilling URLs

Suddenly, Firefox stopped autofilling urls in my url bar and only offers search terms. Occasionally a url will show up there on autofill but only is triggered from beginn… (read more)

Suddenly, Firefox stopped autofilling urls in my url bar and only offers search terms. Occasionally a url will show up there on autofill but only is triggered from beginning characters of the url rather than something in the middle.

Previously, when searching for something like https://mywebsite/particular-page/ , I could type "particular" in the url window and FF would offer the full url. Now, there is no such behavior and I have to think of the opening url and complete many more characters to get the result that previously was very simple and quick.

I have tried separating the search from the url window but that has no affect on this behavior.

Asked by stinkykong 2 days ago

Last reply by RageE1der 2 days ago

Dev tools: how to preserve layout of panels on the Network tab?

I'm running Firefox 85 on Mac OS Catalina. When I open dev tools on the Network tab, the default view of the "details" panel is not very useful: it's stuck at the 40px he… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 85 on Mac OS Catalina.

When I open dev tools on the Network tab, the default view of the "details" panel is not very useful: it's stuck at the 40px height at the bottom.

So I drag it to be half screen height in order to be able to see the panel contents.

The problem is, when I restart the browser and open the dev tools again at the Network tab, my changes haven't been preserved, and the "details" panel is again at the useless 40px height.

How can I make Firefox to remember the layout of panels in the dev tools?

Asked by Alex 2 days ago