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Instagram website disables Firefox back ( < ) button, why?

Whenever I open an Instagram profile or anything on that site the Back button will be greyed out as if the current (instagram) site was the first site that I visited in t… (read more)

Whenever I open an Instagram profile or anything on that site the Back button will be greyed out as if the current (instagram) site was the first site that I visited in the current window or tab. No matter how many navigation moves and page/site changes I made previously in the same window/tab, it all just vanishes and I can't go back!

Asked by Stargate Max 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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websites saying my browser needs to be updated but it already is

sometimes when i go to certain sites i use often, it says i need to update my browser to use certain features, but i already did update my browser to the latest update, a… (read more)

sometimes when i go to certain sites i use often, it says i need to update my browser to use certain features, but i already did update my browser to the latest update, apparently many websites keep saying im still in firefox 78 when i try to update it says its already updated to the latest version, is there any way to fix this without reinstalling firefox.

Asked by persistedsphinx 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Firefox set to erase data on close is forgetting extension logins when it didn't before

I had to reinstall Windows recently. For some reason, Firefox no longer seems to keep me logged in to Lastpass and Pushbullet. More than half of the time I load a new ses… (read more)

I had to reinstall Windows recently. For some reason, Firefox no longer seems to keep me logged in to Lastpass and Pushbullet. More than half of the time I load a new session, Lastpass will give me a cookies notice but does remember my details in the fields, whereas Pushbullet shoves a login screen in my face and I have to go through the hassle of signing in with Google.

My browser has always been set to erase everything on close, but this has never effected extensions, so I'm surprised it suddenly does so. I don't think my settings are any different than they have been previously. I've tried making the lastpass and pushbullet websites as exceptions and playing with various privacy settings but am unable to replicate the 'correct' behaviour I had before.

Am I missing something here please? Has something changed in recent versions of Firefox?

Settings are: Standard tracking protection Always do not track Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed is checked with Lastpass.com and Pushbullet.com as exceptions All options under 'Logins and passwords' unchecked Always use private browsing mode, remember browsing and download history, and remember search and form history are all unchecked Clear history when firefox closes is checked, and in settings, all boxes are checked

Asked by Lewis7247 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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update changed firefox-website

Some days ago I noticed a change in the outfit of the firefox basic website: It concerns the upper menue-line. There is still in the right upper corner the `x ´ , the sig… (read more)

Some days ago I noticed a change in the outfit of the firefox basic website: It concerns the upper menue-line. There is still in the right upper corner the `x ´ , the sign for closing the page.( note the red flash in my picture!) But I am missing the `-´ and the square sign, with which I can hide and open a hidden page. So I don´t know, how to switch between several pages, i.e., I can´t make dissappear this page, in order to use the translation page.

Asked by renateky1 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox/Win10

I got following issue: on every site, i get a blinking cursor like I could type there (happens on every space/text without links, banners etc.) when I click somewhere, is… (read more)

I got following issue: on every site, i get a blinking cursor like I could type there (happens on every space/text without links, banners etc.) when I click somewhere, is there a way to stop firefox from doing that?

Asked by tisl90 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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How to have 3 separate tabs at startup but just one tab when I click HOME icon in Firefox browser bar?

Here's all I want. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. When I start Mozilla Firefox I want it to open with three tabs... ❶ https://www.goese.com/favorites/index.html ❷ ht… (read more)

Here's all I want. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. When I start Mozilla Firefox I want it to open with three tabs... ❶ https://www.goese.com/favorites/index.htmlhttps://www.goese.com/reference/unicode.htmlhttps://messages.google.com/web/conversations

From then on, when I click on the home button, I only want the tab/page I'm viewing to switch to this page... https://www.goese.com/favorites/index.htmlhttps://www.goese.com/favorites/index.html

Is Firefox capable of doing this? (Chrome is, but got WAY too slow recently...to a point I couldn't take it anymore.) Right now if I use those three pages for startup, the home button opens a new session in all three pages, which makes no sense to me. I need to be able to specify different & separate pages for "startup" and "home." I'm old so I'm probably just looking at the interface wrong.

Thanks!

Asked by TimeStopper 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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How do I move Firefox to a new PC

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve … (read more)

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve those on the move?

Thank you.

Asked by mschwage 3 days ago

Answered by Mamoon 3 days ago

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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 1 week ago

Answered by Standard8 3 days ago

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browser alt.config

How do I open the local alt.config page for Firefox? Whenever i type alt.config in the url bar it tries to go on the net and then shows a 'not found' error and a useless… (read more)

How do I open the local alt.config page for Firefox? Whenever i type alt.config in the url bar it tries to go on the net and then shows a 'not found' error and a useless search results page from the network provider that says 'alt' isn't a valid network domain

Asked by sgreen3 4 days ago

Answered by tjn21 3 days ago

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logins and passwords add-ons bookmarks

Yesterday I reseted my pc and once I was able to get in and reinstall Firefox I did. Once signed in usually everything is there. I might have rearrange a few add-ons but … (read more)

Yesterday I reseted my pc and once I was able to get in and reinstall Firefox I did. Once signed in usually everything is there. I might have rearrange a few add-ons but its good to go but not this time. Everything was gone. My passwords, add-ons and bookmarks.

Asked by destroyerofjericho 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Update size

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it req… (read more)

I am on a metered/limited phone hotspot connection most of the time. When Firefox indicates there is a new update available, I need to know how much data transfer it requires. If an update is large, I need to take my laptop to a free WiFi location. Thanks

Asked by Mr.Dan 4 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 days ago

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Stop Auto Google Login Across Tabs / Windows

Hi. When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to st… (read more)

Hi.

When logged in to google (e.g., gmail) in one firefox tab, I am them auto-logged in to that same google account in any new tab or window I open. Is there a way to stop this?

I would like to be able to have one tab logged in to a google product (e.g., gmail, google calendar, youtube), but retain a "blank slate" when I open new tabs or windows, so that I can browse anonymously or log in to multiple different accounts (google or otherwise).

I have privacy badger and HTTPS everywhere installed in firefox, have set the browser to block all third party cookies, and to never remember history (high security settings across the board) . I tried enabling Multi-Account Containers, but I'm not sure how to use it and also suspect it is a more complicated functionality than I actually need.

I would imagine there has to be a way to "break" the connection between multiple open tabs or windows. Thanks!

Asked by danegrossman 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Exceptions for cookies not stored

Hello I have set firefox to clear cookies when closing. Nevertheless I want to maintain some exceptions. So I enter the website for that I want to keep the cookies and sa… (read more)

Hello I have set firefox to clear cookies when closing. Nevertheless I want to maintain some exceptions. So I enter the website for that I want to keep the cookies and save. After closing firefox and open it again, this setting for the website is gone, and alos the cookies. How can I permanetly storing these execption? Regards Oliver

Asked by OKA 4 weeks ago

Answered by OKA 4 weeks ago

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Quora images are broken on Firefox

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). … (read more)

When I visit quora.com on Firefox, I get broken images. This doesn't happen with Edge or Chrome, and of course not on my other devices (so not a network/firewall issue). It seems to be only on Quora so far.

I tried deleting cache, refreshing the browser, creating a new account, running without add-ons or plugins, without success. Switching off the enhanced tracking protection doesn't help either. I am running out of options...

The only thing I can think off, is that the browser was installed with admin rights that I do not have anymore, although it still updates without errors.

Can anyone help?

Asked by vincent.arnoux 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How to sort all my bookmarks by date regardless of the folder they are in.

Hi. I would like to sort all my bookmarks by date, regardless of the folder in which they are stored. Is there a way to see all my bookmarks on a single page/folder? Than… (read more)

Hi. I would like to sort all my bookmarks by date, regardless of the folder in which they are stored. Is there a way to see all my bookmarks on a single page/folder? Thank you

Asked by contact.vm8 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Bookmarks Recovery

So the deal is I reinstall my parents windows 10 . The sync on Firefox was on , but they forgot the password after resting the password i lost all my data. The Question … (read more)

So the deal is I reinstall my parents windows 10 . The sync on Firefox was on , but they forgot the password after resting the password i lost all my data. The Question is i got access to old Firefox folder and i can see there folder Bookmarksbackup can i restore my bookmarks somehow with this file ?

Asked by dimitrii.usp 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago