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Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 2 weeks ago

Answered by Scribe 20 hours ago

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how to put my question related to Thunderbird?

I couldn't find where to ask about thunderbird. Somebody redirected me to the Thunderbird support https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/thunderbird page but I coul… (read more)

I couldn't find where to ask about thunderbird. Somebody redirected me to the Thunderbird support https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/thunderbird page but I couldn't find where to put my question.

Asked by aghurbal 16 hours ago

Answered by Scribe 16 hours ago

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Firefox fails to surpress sw update popup msg's

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means … (read more)

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means no, and not keep asking anyway. Has something been missed?

Asked by PD260 5 days ago

Answered by PD260 4 days ago

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Embedded videos no longer play

For some reason embedded videos on sites like the Washington Post and the New York Times no longer play in Firefox. I can click the triangular "play" icon and I see the s… (read more)

For some reason embedded videos on sites like the Washington Post and the New York Times no longer play in Firefox. I can click the triangular "play" icon and I see the spinning circle as if the video is loading but that never goes away and the window stays black. YouTube videos still play and I can still play videos on Netflix. If I load the same page in the Edge browser, the video plays fine. When I search Firefox Support all the help for video playback problems are old and don't apply to my situation (again, this used to work without issue). I'm running the latest version of FIrefox with Autoplay set to "Allow Ausio and Video" on WIndows 10.0.18363. Any ideas?

Asked by tootill 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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pausing a video mutes all sounds with bluetooth headphones

Hi ! Ever since I received my bluetooth headphones (ATH-SR50BT), I've had a problem with the sound. Whenever I pause a video or kill the tab it's in (even if the video is… (read more)

Hi !

Ever since I received my bluetooth headphones (ATH-SR50BT), I've had a problem with the sound. Whenever I pause a video or kill the tab it's in (even if the video is not playing) all the sounds of my computer are muted. Simply changing my sound output and going back to my headphone resume the other sounds.

I've tried solutions for Windows and the headphone without success, and then found solutions that appear to work for Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/8894867?hl=en&msgid=14396047) and Spotify (https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Pausing-Spotify-Playback-quot-Mutes-quot-ALL-Audio-Playback-On/m-p/4551102/highlight/true#M64084), hence why I decided to search for a Firefox fix.

Could someone help me ?

Asked by pauldelrincon 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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search without ip address location

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a … (read more)

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a search, I get results for that area that I am nowhere near. How do I stop this?

Asked by TomFoolery 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 days ago

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Firefox update

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to t… (read more)

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to the way it was. I have lost 5 years worth of stuff, including EVERYTHING I had saved that I needed for my studies. Someone please help! I'm not very tech savy, I did not click on anything for this to happen. My browser has done usual updates before and never had this issue. Please help!!!

Asked by Amber-Lily Monk 6 days ago

Answered by Scribe 5 days ago

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QUESTION: I FOUND A FILE ON MY DESK TOP IT IS TITLED- Old Firefox Data DATED 11/1/20 IT HAS ONE FILE FOLDER IN IT: jlu3luel.default-release ~ DO I NEED IT?

QUESTION: I FOUND A FILE ON MY DESK TOP IT IS TITLED- Old Firefox Data DATED 11/1/20 IT HAS ONE FILE FOLDER IN IT: jlu3luel.default-release ~ DO I NEED IT? <<<&l… (read more)

QUESTION: I FOUND A FILE ON MY DESK TOP IT IS TITLED- Old Firefox Data DATED 11/1/20 IT HAS ONE FILE FOLDER IN IT: jlu3luel.default-release ~ DO I NEED IT? <<<< THAT IS MY QUESTION... DO I NEED IT?

Asked by thirdoffive1954 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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84.0.2 detected many vulnerabilities from Acronis 2021

Just got a list of vulnerabilities from acronis 2021 for CVE-2020-26971 CVE-2020-26972 CVE-2020-26973 CVE-2020-26974 etc. is there a newer point release being worked on … (read more)

Just got a list of vulnerabilities from acronis 2021 for CVE-2020-26971 CVE-2020-26972 CVE-2020-26973 CVE-2020-26974 etc. is there a newer point release being worked on ?

Asked by mjg 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Unwanted file conversion

I have windows 10 pro version 1803 . Firefox is the only browser I use. Suddenly all my jpeg files changed from pictures to html text. How can I get my pictures back and … (read more)

I have windows 10 pro version 1803 . Firefox is the only browser I use. Suddenly all my jpeg files changed from pictures to html text. How can I get my pictures back and stop this from now saving all jpeg files as html files?

Asked by 1ARICHARDhead 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing

YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing in Firefox. This is a new problem that started roughly 12 hours ago. See attached screen shot. In Chrome everything is normal… (read more)

YouTube preview thumbnail images not showing in Firefox. This is a new problem that started roughly 12 hours ago. See attached screen shot. In Chrome everything is normal. See attachment.

Asked by warren21 4 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 days ago

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Can't print a Google Doc from Firefox. Firefox thinks it is a pdf and only allows a download.

All of the suggestions on this issue have been marked as 'Archived'. OS = Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox ver. = 84.02 (64 bit) I can print the page if I use Firefox's Open Menu (… (read more)

All of the suggestions on this issue have been marked as 'Archived'. OS = Ubuntu 20.04 Firefox ver. = 84.02 (64 bit)

I can print the page if I use Firefox's Open Menu (three horizontal bars at top right). But if I use Google Doc's print option, all I get is the save pdf dialogue. If I use Chrome (and not Firefox), then Google Doc's print option works correctly.

I have checked that my default printer is correct (in Ubuntu, the command is lpstat -s) I have been to the about:config page in Firefox. Although the help on the web says "older versions of Firefox use print.print_printer" I found that the information regarding the printer is listed with the"print." prefix (and they all show when searching "print.". However, there is no print_printer setting in the list. Manually adding a print.print_printer with string value of my printer does not fix the problem.

Currently, this is a game changer for me. At work we use Google Docs and Google Drive. I have been accessing these things from my Mac computer without issue. But I am now required to use a Linux machine. Does anyone know how to stop the action of downloading pdf's instead of printing them?

Asked by Bri_n 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Recovering data

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefi… (read more)

I had to reset my computer and lost my data, unfortunately I did not create a firefox account beforehand. Is it possible to recover that information or is it lost indefinitely. I managed to find some appdata information locally on my computer, but I do not know how to go from there.

Asked by thekim0517 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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How do I shift the tab list slightly to the right using CSS?

Recently, I downloaded a userChrome file to make Firefox resemble an old version of Google Chrome. Everything looks pretty good so far, except for one issue: part of the … (read more)

Recently, I downloaded a userChrome file to make Firefox resemble an old version of Google Chrome. Everything looks pretty good so far, except for one issue: part of the first/leftmost tab always gets cut off, as you can see in the first attached image.

What I want to do is add a small amount of blank space or padding to the left of the first tab so that the full tab is visible, sort of like what I have in the second image (I took that image by dragging the tab manually, which I obviously can't do while browsing).

I also want to shift the rest of the tabs to the right by the same margin, so that I don't mess up the overlap pattern. How do I do this?

For reference, I'm running Firefox 84.0.2 (I just changed the browser icons and website favicons with resource hacker). If you want, you can download my userChrome file here: http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?file_id=05793638977830057143.

Asked by Zodiiak 4 days ago

Answered by Zodiiak 4 days ago