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Firefox Sync Settings

I just added a new Firefox installation to my Firefox account. I did so by clicking on sync settings, in order to have a chance to modify the settings before sync starte… (read more)

I just added a new Firefox installation to my Firefox account. I did so by clicking on sync settings, in order to have a chance to modify the settings before sync started. As expected, I was first prompted to sign in to my Firefox account. I was then invited to install Firefox on my smartphone, which doesn't interest me. Since I found no option to dismiss this completely, I clicked on "remind me later". Then, instead of opening Sync settings as I expected, Firefox began to sync immediately. In fact the activity blocked Firefox for a while, preventing me from accessing sync settings at all. After getting into the settings, I disabled some things in sync settings, but don't know what undesired "cross-fertilization" may have already occurred between my Firefox installations. How can I find out? How can I get control of Firefox's syncing behaviour? There is a prominent "Sync now" button in the sync settings, but this only makes sense to me if there is some way to stop automatic syncing and make Firefox wait for me to click the button. How can I suspend automatic sync and make Firefox wait for a manual sync command?

Asked by rsbrux 1 month ago

Firefox Crashes at "Save As"

Seems like this issue recurs every now and again. Right Click on a link and try to "Save Link As..." and Firefox hangs. All of my browsers started doing it in the last fe… (read more)

Seems like this issue recurs every now and again. Right Click on a link and try to "Save Link As..." and Firefox hangs. All of my browsers started doing it in the last few weeks. Suspected PC Matic, as I had installed it recently, but disabling it did not help. Clear Cache and Default Settings seemed to once or twice but then problem persisted.

Looks like it's a bug in the pop-up blocker. Disabled it and "Save Link As..." again works perfectly. Same for all other browsers. Looks like pop-up block does not recognize "Save Link As..." as a permitted pop-up and the system call to File Explorer (Windows 8.1) has nowhere to go. Task freezes solid and can only be killed by Task Manager.

HTH find the real solution. Thanks!

Asked by Doc Ondrusek 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

secure connection failed NORD VPN

I just signed up for the NORD VPN and the connection fails every time I try to log in. I am using windows 8 no windows 10 available for this computer. How do I do this? … (read more)

I just signed up for the NORD VPN and the connection fails every time I try to log in. I am using windows 8 no windows 10 available for this computer. How do I do this?

Asked by two2goats 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Latest updat sucks.

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other brows… (read more)

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other browsers because now some video's don't work either. Last thing I saw was a QUICK pop-up that said something about bits of trackers now being blocked. Well lots of things are being blocked and making browsing a miserable experience. I tried using the standards system in options. Can't find anything to make it work. Allow lots of things and nothing is working except to probably make the web browser more vulnerable to creeps. Please undo your current update and stop making so many updates. I've had three in the last two weeks and every time they screw up the browser more and more. Just stop it!

Asked by jarekorn 1 month ago

looking for new supported browser facebook says i have a unsupported browser and i want facebook back so i can play my games and other activity on facebook please help me im not a computer expert

i need a supported browser to be able to play games on facebook and do what i used to do on facebook and cant seem to get one with firefox either please help me

Asked by cotton-1949 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Delete a bookmark from a searchbar with Shift + Delete

Why doesn't Shift + Delete delete a bookmark from a searchbar? Here is a simple example: Example of deleting history/bookmark It works like a charm for history items but… (read more)

Why doesn't Shift + Delete delete a bookmark from a searchbar? Here is a simple example: Example of deleting history/bookmark

It works like a charm for history items but not for bookmarks. How to fix it? Maybe some options must be turned on? Since it is possible for deleting history items why it's not possible for bookmarks? Maybe you know any extension with this functionality?

Asked by Jeremy 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

No search engines available and can't add ones even on sites with OpenSearch

My dad did somethink with Avast antivirus(at least he said so) and after that we have no search engine available. If you try to type something in a serch bar you can only… (read more)

My dad did somethink with Avast antivirus(at least he said so) and after that we have no search engine available. If you try to type something in a serch bar you can only open direct links. Default search engine button in the settings does not respond and even following instructions on the site I can't add new search engines. Tried Google, YouTube and DuckDuckGo but to no avail. There is just no option to add new search engine.

P.S. Don't know how to reach russian-speaking support, so screenshots are in russian with some explanations on top.

Asked by karassukira 2 months ago

Last reply by Standard8 2 months ago

Account data lost

So, how to say this and not to fail into rage.... Mozilla account failed to save my account information. All log ins, all bookmarks and saved pages, everything is lost. … (read more)

So, how to say this and not to fail into rage.... Mozilla account failed to save my account information. All log ins, all bookmarks and saved pages, everything is lost. I needed to reinstall the OS on my laptop and after reinstalling Mozilla and logging in to my Mozilla account I realized that nothing from my data has been saved. How is it possible that the only thing I used the Mozilla account for failed to work when I needed it the most? Is it possible to access the data and how?

Asked by vladanmilosevic88 2 months ago

Being told that I need firefox permission to access a site. Help

bold textI am trying to access NJ state schedule vaccination appointment. Keep getting message that firefox will not allow me to access site. How to I change settings to … (read more)

bold textI am trying to access NJ state schedule vaccination appointment. Keep getting message that firefox will not allow me to access site. How to I change settings to do so.

Asked by bparasolle 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Refreshed firefox and wipped out everthing.

Refreshed firefox because youtube loaded in at 280%. Someone said it might be corrupt. I Refreshed and all my passwords are gone and everything else. There is no folder o… (read more)

Refreshed firefox because youtube loaded in at 280%. Someone said it might be corrupt. I Refreshed and all my passwords are gone and everything else. There is no folder on my desktop with the old info in it. Where is it. There is one old folder from 2018 I never used because at the time I didn't understand what to do. But now I can't get into my firefox account and don't want to rest my password yet because it says everything will be wiped out. This is ridiculous and too complicated. Had I knowed I wouldn't have done it. I have been able to get some things back like favorite sites, but gosh, all my passwords, nuts.

Asked by jarekorn 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Stop firefox from asking for permission to open external app (always allow everything)

Since few Firefox versions I am constantly asked if I want to allow Firefox to open link in external program. For example if you click install on steam page it asks you i… (read more)

Since few Firefox versions I am constantly asked if I want to allow Firefox to open link in external program. For example if you click install on steam page it asks you if you want to launch steam. However in private tabs it asks constantly even if I click "remember". Is there any setting in about:config that would allow me to always allow every site to open links? I do not care about security, I just want usability. Example notification: https://i.postimg.cc/652gmyXT/example.png

Asked by Piterk 2 months ago