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Active tab is NOT visible

With the dark mode of Firefox on Windows 10 desktop it is IMPOSSIBLE to see which of the several tabs is the one that is open. I work with tabs not windows as I always n… (read more)

With the dark mode of Firefox on Windows 10 desktop it is IMPOSSIBLE to see which of the several tabs is the one that is open.

I work with tabs not windows as I always need to see all the pages/websites open that I work with in one view, and so it is a hassle and nuisance NOT to be able to tell which tab is active, having to click through each one or guess.

It's one of those small yet significantly impacting on the user experience things which one would have thought by now Firefox developers would fix.

The ACTIVE tab needs to be in different colour may be on a yellow background with dark font so that people can EASILY find it with several tabs open on the screen.

Any thoughts on this? is there perhaps an option to enable it - which I am oblivious to?

thanks

Asked by etcetera777 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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What directories in Windows store Profile/Sync data?

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing fo… (read more)

I am using Firefox Developer Edition in a work environment that only saves directories between weekly restarts by explicitly managed rules. As a result of some missing folders from my weekly restarts, I need to sign in to my Firefox account and enable sync each week. Currently my machine retains the %APPDATA%/Mozilla and %LOCALAPPDATA%/Mozilla directories + children.

What other directories are needed by Firefox Developer Edition in Windows to retain the user profile/syncing, et. al.?

Thank you for your time!

Asked by jordwms 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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How can I see my bookmark folders that are in the bookmark toolbar

Hi, I know I'm just missing something basic here, but coming from the Chrome world I'm having a tough time with the bookmarks. I am accustomed to seeing all of my bookmar… (read more)

Hi, I know I'm just missing something basic here, but coming from the Chrome world I'm having a tough time with the bookmarks. I am accustomed to seeing all of my bookmark folders when I select the arrows at the end of my bookmarks toolbar. In Firefox I don't see that. I can see those folders under the bookmarks toolbar in the bookmark manager, but I would love to just be able to click on the arrows on the end of the bookmarks toolbar and have them drop down just like they did in Chrome. Do I have it all wrong? Do I always have to have my bookmark manager open to be able to bounce from bookmark to bookmark? Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Kathy 9 months ago

Answered by Kathy 9 months ago

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Adblocker plus

I have adblocker plus and is not blocking my facebook ads. (I am using it on my iMac). So I removed it, then reinstalled it and it still does not block the facebook ads. … (read more)

I have adblocker plus and is not blocking my facebook ads. (I am using it on my iMac). So I removed it, then reinstalled it and it still does not block the facebook ads.

I tried refreshing firefox 3 times but it got stuck in the "almost done" part and I had to quit firefox each time since it would not complete the process.

What else can I do?

Thanks, Martha

Asked by mpoinar1 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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High memory and cpu usage for just opening the browser

I been having problems with firefox using up most of my cpu while browsing some websites and it doesn't even load as fast as before. This has been happening for a few day… (read more)

I been having problems with firefox using up most of my cpu while browsing some websites and it doesn't even load as fast as before. This has been happening for a few days now. Prior to this, firefox was fine and loading pretty quick, but these last few days have been painful.

Thinking that was a small bug, i restarted my computer. Before opening the firefox again, I opened up task manager to check how much resources will the browser be using. Before that usage would be normal and not even close to high, but opening firefox and waiting a few seconds to let the home window appear, the task manager showed that it was using all of it still.

I browsed some other help questions on this website and disabled "Use recommended performance settings", because that was one of the solutions on one of the relevant questions. But even that didn't do reduce resource usage either. Is there any way to fix this or will I have to suck it up and suffer with slow loading?

Asked by Rude Red 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Imported Passwords Not Showing In Firefox Under "Saved Logins" After Resetting PC

Hi, I've imported around 200+ passwords from another web browser as '.csv file' in Firefox from option of 'import from a file.' During the import, I was logged into my… (read more)

Hi,

I've imported around 200+ passwords from another web browser as '.csv file' in Firefox from option of 'import from a file.'

During the import, I was logged into my Firefox account as well.

But, after resetting PC, I downloaded the Firefox and logged on with my Firefox account, and there are only 29 passwords showing up, rest of the passwords are not there.

And, now I do not have access to that .csv file as well.

I am on Windows 11 and had reset my PC with option to 'Keep My Files' so there is no data loss as per my side or on the hard disk drive.

Please help me to get those passwords back. They are extremely important to me.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Karan 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Firefox won't open .pdfs in Acrobat

I have always read downloaded .pdf files in Acrobat. I inadvertently changed the setting to "Open in Firefox" (I got a prompt and clicked it without intending to). I have… (read more)

I have always read downloaded .pdf files in Acrobat. I inadvertently changed the setting to "Open in Firefox" (I got a prompt and clicked it without intending to). I have changed the preference back to "Use Adobe Acrobat" in Settings/General/Applications, but Firefox keeps opening pdfs in a browser window. How do I get Firefox to abide by my preference setting?

Asked by alansanstad 9 months ago

Answered by alansanstad 9 months ago

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High CPU Usage in a separate process in task manager

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager. The task manager… (read more)

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager.

The task manager has 2 different firefox processes. One being actual instance i am running. and the 2nd being the automatically opened in background.

i have figured out whenever i have active internet connection and my system is on charging the 2nd task automatically starts in background and uses upto 80% of cpu usage. Ending the 2nd task form task manager doesn't affect anything. only the cpu usage drops. Also Closing my firefox instance does nothing to that 2nd task.

I have tried lot of solutions i found on community. Nothing seems to help. problem still persist. I even posted comments on ongoing threads. but no reply from anywhere.

this is the last time i m trying. if i get a solution its good. otherwise i am going to shift to edge. I have no other choice.

Screenshots from multiple dates are attached.

Asked by Kj 9 months ago

Answered by Kj 6 months ago

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Version 113 has borders in fullscreen while watching youtube

I just upgraded firefox to v 113 64 bit with windows 7 ultimate. Now when I watch youtube in fullscreen there's a border around the screen. i don't use picture in pictur… (read more)

I just upgraded firefox to v 113 64 bit with windows 7 ultimate. Now when I watch youtube in fullscreen there's a border around the screen. i don't use picture in picture and it isn't on yet the border won't go away no matter what I do. Please fix this or i will use another browser. i will include a screenshot from youtube in fullscreen mode look at it.

Asked by ford1986f150 9 months ago

Answered by Paul 9 months ago

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Missing "Send Tab to Device" button on linux

When I right click a tab I do not get the option to "Send Tab to Device" that I am used to on Windows. Is this missing from the Linux version? Or is there a setting for i… (read more)

When I right click a tab I do not get the option to "Send Tab to Device" that I am used to on Windows. Is this missing from the Linux version? Or is there a setting for it?

I have searched the internet for this problem and could not find such things. I would appreciate any help!

Asked by info3416 8 months ago

Answered by info3416 8 months ago

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Name not shown on the Google "Choose an account" page.

When I open the Google "Choose an account" page, my account name doesn't show up above my email address. The problem ceases only temporarily when I clear the cache and th… (read more)

When I open the Google "Choose an account" page, my account name doesn't show up above my email address. The problem ceases only temporarily when I clear the cache and the Google cookies. Any suggestions?

Asked by Aristocritos 9 months ago

Answered by Aristocritos 8 months ago

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Firefox got uninstalled along with Windows 10. then both were reinstalled, but Ive lost all my bookmarks. Can I retrieve them somshow?

I had to reinstall windows 10 (this was done by Microsoft with my permission) and so firefox was uninstalled (long with all apps). i have reinstalled Firefox, but can't … (read more)

I had to reinstall windows 10 (this was done by Microsoft with my permission) and so firefox was uninstalled (long with all apps). i have reinstalled Firefox, but can't retrieve my old bookmarks. I have a file of very old bookmarks, but the "import/restore" function doesn't restore or import using that file. Help please. Can the up to date bookmarks be retrieved from my uninstalled Firefox?

Asked by JOHN 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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browser will not sync bookmarks and history from old computer

my older asus laptop had a critical failure and I needed to get a new computer and to my understanding when you have had a Firefox account for as long as I have you shoul… (read more)

my older asus laptop had a critical failure and I needed to get a new computer and to my understanding when you have had a Firefox account for as long as I have you should be able to sync your whole account to a new device to my dismay that is not the case and I have years of bookmarks and history on my account urgent fix would be appreciated.

Asked by Abyss 9 months ago

Answered by Abyss 9 months ago

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Facebook not showing data and date on every post on Firefox

I noticed that on Facebook there is not shown data and time on every post. Some posts show this info, the other don't. I cleared cookies, deleted Facebook from history bu… (read more)

I noticed that on Facebook there is not shown data and time on every post. Some posts show this info, the other don't. I cleared cookies, deleted Facebook from history but it didn't help. On Chrome everything is showing normally. I put Firefox in solving problems mode, with add-ons off, it didn't help too. Any solutions?

Asked by matskrzela 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Exporting passwords: I'm being asked for my Windows 10 password but I don't have one set

I'm using Firefox 113.0.2. I want to export my logins and passwords, but when I click the 'export' option, a Windows Security window opens asking for my Windows login. I … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 113.0.2. I want to export my logins and passwords, but when I click the 'export' option, a Windows Security window opens asking for my Windows login. I don't have a Windows login set (no one else has access to my PC).

According to Firefox's own info, if you don't have a Windows password, the dialog asking for one shouldn't pop up.

I can't get past this and I've googled everything in sight. Does anyone else have a solution to this?

Thank you! Averill

Asked by Averill Buchanan 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Firefox often crashing on exit

Firefox very often crashes on exit. It's been doing it for some time now, but am not sure exactly when it started. I have updated to the latest version 113.0.2 (64 bit)… (read more)

Firefox very often crashes on exit. It's been doing it for some time now, but am not sure exactly when it started.

I have updated to the latest version 113.0.2 (64 bit), am on Windows 10 which is also up to date. I have tried clearing the cache.

Latest report id is bp-b9101836-487e-483f-b16f-f86620230526

Asked by shopping29 8 months ago

Answered by shopping29 8 months ago

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youtube annotations not appearing

In youtube videos, creators will say "click the link above" and point and often there will be links on screen during a video for related content, aka annotations. They si… (read more)

In youtube videos, creators will say "click the link above" and point and often there will be links on screen during a video for related content, aka annotations. They simply don't exist in firefox. I can't click or even see them. I opened YT in chrome and the annotations all pop up and are clickable. Annotations are turned on I've cleared cookies to no avail. Please advise.

Asked by butlerjonas 9 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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Date.prototype.toJSON() and Date.prototype.toISOString() discrepancy

console.log(new Date().toJSON()); console.log(new Date().toISOString()); // Actual output: // 2023-05-27T04:21:13.004Z // 2023-05-27T06:21:13.005Z // Expected output: /… (read more)

console.log(new Date().toJSON()); console.log(new Date().toISOString());

// Actual output: // 2023-05-27T04:21:13.004Z // 2023-05-27T06:21:13.005Z

// Expected output: // 2023-05-27T06:21:13.004Z // 2023-05-27T06:21:13.005Z

This happens only on Firefox and Firefox Developer Edition on one of my PCs and not the other. Firefox is version 113.0.2 (64-bit) and DE is 114.0b9 (64-bit)

Anyone experienced this before?

Asked by Mathias Frost 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago