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Autoplay not always blocked

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing. This worked in 77. Some … (read more)

Firefox 78 sometimes fails to block autoplay, e.g. scrolling the front page of reddit.com or a subreddit will intermittently show videos playing.

This worked in 77. Some about:config entries I'd swear were set in 77 have vanished; I tried adding them manually, but the autoplay blocking is still hit and miss.

Also, not sure if Troubleshooting Information uploaded successfully or the page broke (see screenshot).

Asked by Jens Lyn IV 6 days ago

Answered by Jens Lyn IV 6 days ago

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Sync no longer synchronizes any elements

Hello, Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I… (read more)

Hello,

Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I tried to disconnect all my devices then reconnect, i "forced" synchro, i installed the Lockwise Android app on my phone but but the sync runs in a vacuum so the app doesnt seem to download my data & credentials...

What can i do more to recover my data or restore sync ?

Asked by Jinx 1 week ago

Answered by the-edmeister 4 days ago

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Cannot remove Adblock Plus extension

Hi, I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed.… (read more)

Hi,

I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed. I did Firefox's "fresh re-install" thing, which is supposed to remove all extensions, and it's still there. Should I report the extension? Help.

Thanks

Asked by iluataj 2 weeks ago

Answered by iluataj 2 weeks ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 1 month ago

Answered by gershonido 3 weeks ago

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automatic logout of google and microsoft

Somewhere, I clicked a box and I deeply regret it. Every since then every time I turn the computer off or it goes to sleep I have to login to Google and Microsoft apps. L… (read more)

Somewhere, I clicked a box and I deeply regret it. Every since then every time I turn the computer off or it goes to sleep I have to login to Google and Microsoft apps. Logging in to the computer is fine, but any time I use google search I have to log into my google account. All day long I'm logging into my google account. the same with online microsoft apps; onedrive, word, onenote, etc. I used to have to log in to these things only after turning the computer off. Now it's a constant state of affairs. Help.

Asked by bill1758 2 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 hours ago

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No Option To Set Startup Page

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a bl… (read more)

Hi, When launching Firefox it opens with a blank page. There is no option to set a startup page in options (see attachment). How do I get it to open to a webpage not a blank page? Regards Karl

Asked by karls.email09 5 hours ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 hours ago

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Locking Preferences

So I'm trying to lock the preferences on the privacy & security options. I currently have a .js file named autoconfig.js in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defau… (read more)

So I'm trying to lock the preferences on the privacy & security options. I currently have a .js file named autoconfig.js in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\defaults\pref" I also have mozilla.cfg in my "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox".

When I go to the about:config however it is not greyed out or locked in anyway. I was wondering if anyone could spot what I'm doing wrong.

Yes my File name extensions is on.

Asked by carsonschutter 13 hours ago

Answered by carsonschutter 12 hours ago

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Working on Opera but not on Firefox or Chrome

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. An… (read more)

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. Anyone got any suggestions please?

Asked by PsYAuM 16 hours ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 15 hours ago

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Interal error message when trying to log into Web mail.

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Saf… (read more)

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Safari & Chrome working fine.

Asked by Beardog11 19 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 17 hours ago

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cannot process json file

Hi. i ma having trouble restoring my bookmarks. firefox crashed and has deleted all my bookmarks. when i try to restore from a json file i get the error message cannot pr… (read more)

Hi. i ma having trouble restoring my bookmarks. firefox crashed and has deleted all my bookmarks. when i try to restore from a json file i get the error message cannot process the file. i have tried the json file restorer but it doesnt help.

Asked by vickyjean1007 20 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 17 hours ago

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Does W10 treat .css files differently than W7? Trying to get tabs on bottom, and old solution not working in W10

Hi all, I just got a new laptop and am trying to get FF the way I like it. This new laptop is W10, and the FF version is 78.0.1. My old laptop (W7) also has FF 78.0.1. I … (read more)

Hi all, I just got a new laptop and am trying to get FF the way I like it. This new laptop is W10, and the FF version is 78.0.1.

My old laptop (W7) also has FF 78.0.1.

I created a Chrome folder and a userChrome.css file in my new computer. I copied and pasted the "tabs on bottom" code I have been using on my W7 computer into the new file on my new computer and it is not working.

I have looked all over the web for several hours now and have tried several different versions of the code, tried turning the "legacy toolkit" line (in about:config) on and off and nothing has worked. I also can't find any information on why this code would work in W7 but not W10.

Does anyone have any thoughts?

Asked by CatsinQ 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Why is the 78.0.1 download for MacOS called "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg" and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg"?

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/… (read more)

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/download/thanks/). The download dialogue (image attached) that appeared said that it wanted to download "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg". The "esr" in the filename surprised me, as I'm not on any ESR release train. Why is it named that and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg", similar to its predecessors?

Asked by Steve Chessin 1 day ago

Answered by Steve Chessin 1 day ago

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Image elements out of position FF 77.0.1

Hi, I am developing a WYSIWYG site through Adobe Portfolio. When viewed in the editor, image elements are in the correct position. However, when viewed in FF, they are … (read more)

Hi,

I am developing a WYSIWYG site through Adobe Portfolio. When viewed in the editor, image elements are in the correct position.

However, when viewed in FF, they are a long way out of position. In Chrome and Edge, they are much better, but still out by a small amount.

Please see attached screen dumps.

Any ideas? I suspect it is a combination of coding generated by the editor and the way FF interprets the code.

Regards,

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 day ago

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Tabs Font Color

HI, How can I change the color of the Font in the Tabs? You know when you have 2-3 tabs open and you look at the names of the website. How can I change the color from whi… (read more)

HI, How can I change the color of the Font in the Tabs? You know when you have 2-3 tabs open and you look at the names of the website. How can I change the color from white to black? I have the latest Mozilla Firefox. and Windows 10. Sheri

Asked by tiggerwthe1 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Remove suggested website from the drop-down list at the top of Firefox pages.

How do I remove a suggested website from the drop-down list at the top of Firefox pages? Highlighting the website I want to get rid of and then depressing Shift and then… (read more)

How do I remove a suggested website from the drop-down list at the top of Firefox pages? Highlighting the website I want to get rid of and then depressing Shift and then Delete doesn't work. This is what's currently recommended on this support website.

Asked by downyemerald 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Use system viewer for downloaded PDFs, use Firefox's built-in viewer for all others

Firefox version: 78.0.1 Firefox recently changed the behaviour when clicking on downloaded PDFs in the Firefox Downloads panel. While all other downloaded files are opene… (read more)

Firefox version: 78.0.1

Firefox recently changed the behaviour when clicking on downloaded PDFs in the Firefox Downloads panel. While all other downloaded files are opened with the system default program when clicking on them, PDFs are opened with the built-in Firefox viewer.

This is counter intuitive. If Firefox is the system default PDF viewer, this separate treatment of PDFs is not necessary (the system default redirects back to Firefox). If Firefox is not the system default PDF viewer, users need to take extra steps to open a PDF in the system viewer (open the folder, click on the file; also documented [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/view-pdf-files-firefox-or-choose-ano...]). Therefore, this change creates no benefit for those who use Firefox as the system default PDF viewer, while reducing usability for those who use a different system PDF viewer (e.g., Acrobat).

Example use case:

  • Browse to a PDF URL: use the Firefox built-in viewer, because it is fast and convenient. A more sophisticated viewer is not necessary because the document is only viewed, not edited.
  • Download a PDF: use the system default viewer (e.g., Acrobat), for example for annotation.

It seems clear that this change has reduced usability for no functional improvement, while the common combined use case of Firefox for PDF URLs and professional readers (e.g., Acrobat) for downloaded PDFs has become more difficult.

Asked by pcornelius 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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WebExtensions tabs.update don't functioned no more with Windows Protocol?

Hello, i have a problem with a personal webextensions, that i have written for my personal use. I add a new protocol in windows 10 pe registry (player://) and use this to… (read more)

Hello,

i have a problem with a personal webextensions, that i have written for my personal use. I add a new protocol in windows 10 pe registry (player://) and use this to start a special windows script.

My extensions put an new menu-entry on right click and rewrite the url from the tab with the the protocol (play://https://www.youtube.com/asanexample).

Now he does nothing in the newest versions of Firefox. I use

browser.tabs.update({url: "play://https://www.youtube.com/asanexample"});

and nothing happends. The tab.url says www.youtube.com, but nothing happends. But when i call

function updateFirstTab(tabs) { var updating = browser.tabs.update(tabs.id, { // active: true, // loadReplace: true, url: "play://https://www.youtube.com/asanexample"}); updating.then(onUpdated, onError); }

var querying = browser.tabs.query({currentWindow:true}); querying.then(updateFirstTab, onError);

and then an:

browser.tabs.create({

   		url:"https://example.org"
 		});

He loads the protocol page and the new created example.org page.

When i use tabs.create he call the protocol, like my old tabs.update code.

Is that an security change? But why tabs.update functioned when i call a tabs.create after it? When i must use tabs.create how can i seamlessly close the newly created tab after call the protocol?

I hope it is a bug in web extension;), why my code has functioned with the tabs.update() so many firefox version along.

thx

Asked by TheKaoGer 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago