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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 3 days ago

Answered by Scribe 2 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 11 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 2 hours 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 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day 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 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day 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 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 23 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 2 days ago

Answered by PD260 1 day 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 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day 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 1 day ago

Answered by Zodiiak 1 day ago

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Setting domains on multi-account containers, for domains that redirect immediately

This applies elsewhere, I imagine, but my current problem is "apple.news" links. I get sent these links but don't use them. (No interest in being under surveillance by A… (read more)

This applies elsewhere, I imagine, but my current problem is "apple.news" links.

I get sent these links but don't use them. (No interest in being under surveillance by Apple.)

I tried to set them up in Multi-account containers, so that I can send them to a ghetto, but at least try to use them. I found no way to do this. (I also found the interface clunky and unintuitive.) (I did find how you set a domain there but redirection is long past by the time you can do that.)

(I'm happy setting the Windows registry, designing configuration systems for programs, and the like so making setting is not a terror for me, please don't answer as if I'm a dufus in that regard. Thank you.)

Where do I make a configuration setting to force these containers to do what I want?

Asked by Mike Gale 3 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 months ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Top Sites and Highlights still not working

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of… (read more)

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of options. I have only empty tiles on the home screen. Pocket tiles does populate.

Asked by Mary 5 months ago

Answered by Enigma 5 months ago

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I got a powerful laptop & want to apply my 2 valid FF Profiles to the new computer. I have valid Profiles, but each time near the end they crash or do not load? Any help greatly appreciated! Both are on Windows 7 Pro Thx 4 help! Boater

I got a newer powerful computer & want to move over my 2 valid FF Profiles to the new computer. I have valid Profiles, but each time near the end while loading, they … (read more)

I got a newer powerful computer & want to move over my 2 valid FF Profiles to the new computer. I have valid Profiles, but each time near the end while loading, they crash or do not load? Any help greatly appreciated! Both laptops are on Windows 7 Pro Thx 4 any help! Thank you in advance, Sincerely, Boater

Asked by BoaterDaveMB 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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How to remove glitter from images

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) I just installed it on a new laptop. It was working fine. I then changed to the profile from my old laptop. It works fine but many imag… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I just installed it on a new laptop. It was working fine.

I then changed to the profile from my old laptop. It works fine but many images now have glitter; not all over, but as if the image creator has pained this on in odd areas. For example a winter scene has a landscape of a man climbing a mountain and the man is covered by glitter.

I can't work out why this has started happening or how to prevent it. It's intrusive and hurts my eyes.

Asked by pamelap1 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Firefox 64 (Latest) on Win10 spawns 1000 cache profiles

I've been familiar with how FF works on Win7 for years. I know how and where its profiles and configs are stored and have reinstalled FF and recovered settings from the p… (read more)

I've been familiar with how FF works on Win7 for years. I know how and where its profiles and configs are stored and have reinstalled FF and recovered settings from the previous profiles.

I'm new to Windows10 64, don't really like it but it's embedded in an Intel nuc box. I have trusted file cleaner apps I use to clean unwanted temp files (except important FF profiles which are whitelisted from cleaning). On Win 7 I know roughly what the cleaner will find and remove.

I cleaned Win10 64 with the latest FF update installed (I don't think it's the update) and found over 1000 temporary files. The file path is Users\username\Appdata\local\Mozilla Firefox\Profiles\profile number\ default-release\cache2\entries. They are all small files and not the main default or custom profile I'm used to seeing. But they keep growing in number!

I know Win10 has account and file security protection which gets in the way and wthout changing ownership of this temp folder and sub folders, there is no admin user access.

Can anybody help me understand what I'm seeing. Are these FF profiles in cache2 temporary and not being deleted on exit due to Win10 file protection, or some other reason?

Thanks

Asked by jimbo100 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Can't Save Web page Images via Tools > Page Info > Media > Select All > Save As

Bulk web page Images Download via Tools > Page Info > Media > Select All > Save As - no longer works as it did in previous versions of Firefox. Now, when try… (read more)

Bulk web page Images Download via Tools > Page Info > Media > Select All > Save As - no longer works as it did in previous versions of Firefox. Now, when trying to download all images on a web page all at once via Tools > Page Info > Media > Select All > Save As - When clicking the Select All button a new window opens up but no images have been selected (highlighted in blue) so when Save As button is selected a new window opens asking which folder to save the images to and after selecting the folder nothing happens (no images are saved). This procedure for saving all images on a web page worked just fine in previous versions of Firefox, but now it no longer works. I don't know if this is a bug or coding error or if it has been done intentionally for some strange reason.

Asked by cy3989 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Why does not backup profile apply when I paste it?

Hello Before making a PC factory reset, I made a copy/backup of the Firefox profile I had. I have simply made a copy-paste of the folder. Now I am hoping to apply it in a… (read more)

Hello

Before making a PC factory reset, I made a copy/backup of the Firefox profile I had. I have simply made a copy-paste of the folder.

Now I am hoping to apply it in a virtual machine, so I have 2 profiles, one on my host after reset, and the previous one on the VM which is before the reset.

So, in the VM I installed FF, and I copy-pasted the old profile inside the new FF profile folder..but just nothing happens.

At least I want it to read my bookmarks and extensions, but it is supposed to read or access it completely. What am I missing here ?

Asked by Mark 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago