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I refreshed Firefox, which sent my ad-blocker and 4 Norton files to the Old Firefox Data folder. Is Norton gone? How do I get these & ad-blocker back?

I refreshed Mozilla, which was suggested to make it work more quickly. But I didn't understand that it would remove my ad-remover. I found that in the Old Firefox Data fo… (read more)

I refreshed Mozilla, which was suggested to make it work more quickly. But I didn't understand that it would remove my ad-remover. I found that in the Old Firefox Data folder, in the Browser-Extension-Data file, and I also found 4 files of Norton security (idsafe, nortonhomepage,nortonsafesearch, and nortonsafeweb). Does this mean my security from Norton has been dumped and is no longer functioning? If so, how do I get it back into my browser? And the same with the ad-remover. I think before I refreshed there was some mention that things could be brought back to the browser if desired. Sorry if I haven't used the right terms here, I'm not always sure what they are . . .

Asked by missmelyn 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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sync login not working

Hi I have installed Fedora 28 and am trying to set-up my existing Firefox Sync. When i try to log in all i receive is Unexpected error. This has been going all the whole … (read more)

Hi

I have installed Fedora 28 and am trying to set-up my existing Firefox Sync. When i try to log in all i receive is Unexpected error. This has been going all the whole day. Also on my other 2 devices Sync is not working anymore.

Kind regards

Kevin

Asked by kverreth 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How do I fix that the dropdowns for Firefox are appearing behind and to the side of the browser window instead of on top of the window where they are useful?

Whenever I right click on something full screen I can't see the drop down menu, However when I shrink the browser window I can see the drop down appearing at the bottom o… (read more)

Whenever I right click on something full screen I can't see the drop down menu, However when I shrink the browser window I can see the drop down appearing at the bottom of the window but behind it. Also the bookmark taskbar button to reveal the rest of my saved bookmarks pops that drop down to the right of the window only when it is NOT full screened. If it is full screened it cannot be seen. This problem started today following a refresh of Firefox due to some slow down that was happening.

Asked by zachattack1701 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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webpage element rendering

I'm not sure how to describe the issue I'm seeing. It's like elements aren't rendering correctly. I'll get sort of x's in text boxes or squares over buttons and differe… (read more)

I'm not sure how to describe the issue I'm seeing. It's like elements aren't rendering correctly. I'll get sort of x's in text boxes or squares over buttons and different things. It's not consistent though across every website.

Here's where I have seen it occur: The Firefox start page (the tiles listed as top sites) The search textbox on the Mozilla support website The slider button on the Speed Dial 2 Buttons on the Dice with Buddies page from Facebook The add-on button for Firefox add-ons - though this only happens when the button has focus The cancel button for image uploads on this page?

I've attached images for each of these. Hopefully they load in the same order I'm uploading them to try to match how they're listed above.

I did try searching for an something that might cause this, but no luck. Is this common? Is it a setting I need to change? Or an add-on that isn't working maybe?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Asked by zuluwarhelmet 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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My Uber website has changed to Greek (Safari OK)

I'm using Firefox 61.0.2 under Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6. I drive for Uber. The Uber website has worked fine for years. Then, in late July or August, Uber's w… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 61.0.2 under Mac OS X El Capitan Version 10.11.6.

I drive for Uber. The Uber website has worked fine for years. Then, in late July or August, Uber's website's web pages started showing up in Greek! Since then, I've been using Safari instead because I learned all the Greek I know from college math class, which isn't enough to navigate the Uber website using Firefox.

I have not noticed this effect on any other website. Safari Version 11.1.2, on the same webpage, shows me English.

Please suggest how I can research what to do to get Uber's website's webpages to render in English.

--Gil

Asked by GilDawson 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago

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rearrange replicate window icons on win7 taskbar: possible?

my windows7 taskbar: 11+ replicate FF windows w-multiple tabs each is normal use for me. restart FF puts them in new order L to R i can deal with that but would like to b… (read more)

my windows7 taskbar: 11+ replicate FF windows w-multiple tabs each is normal use for me. restart FF puts them in new order L to R i can deal with that but would like to be able to restart with these icons staying in the 'same places' because i'm getting old and cranky and forget where i put things more often now.

they're all up there on the taskbar OK but in a different order each time i restart FF. i don't recall locating a Topic similar, or seeing a likely category from Options.

i'm not in a Rush, but have found FF help questions successfully answered in the past. thanks for helping.

Asked by notanotherhero 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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when opening a web site that has a saved password (in Firefox), the password shows for a few seconds then disappears

when opening a web site that has a saved password (in Firefox) (http://tomsoptiontools.com/cgibin/oa3/tomstradingroom.php), the saved password shows for a few seconds the… (read more)

when opening a web site that has a saved password (in Firefox) (http://tomsoptiontools.com/cgibin/oa3/tomstradingroom.php), the saved password shows for a few seconds then disappears.

Asked by radar 2 years ago

Answered by radar 2 years ago

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How can I grab the .webloc?

I'm on Firefox Quantum 61.0.2. Four years ago (1/16/14, 6:55 PM), when I was on 26.0, I posted here recollecting a feature in an earlier version where you could grab the… (read more)

I'm on Firefox Quantum 61.0.2. Four years ago (1/16/14, 6:55 PM), when I was on 26.0, I posted here recollecting a feature in an earlier version where you could grab the little icon right left of the URL and drag it to a Finder container, and... a teensy file would appear, named something intelligent, with the extension ".webloc". Very handy sometimes.

That feature had disappeared, but, at the time, with your help, we figured out that Command-drag would do the same thing on Version 26.0.

Now, using Version 61, that feature has disappeared again. I tried dragging with nothing, Command, Option and Control. Each of them simply opened the tab in a new window. No webloc files were created. Any idea where this feature went?


Maybe there's a better way to solve my problem besides weblocs. For one of my frequently-performed tasks, I need to open four websites simultaneously, in four separate tabs. I can enter their URLs manually, but I was hoping to have a folder containing four weblocs that I could open all at once. An Applescript would work, but is there some other Firefox feature that I could learn to use that would accomplish the same thing?

--Gil

Asked by GilDawson 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Shortcut CTRL+Shift+Arrow Suddenly Stopped Working in Text Arreas...

Well, as written above. I'm using these shortcuts quite often to select words when editing. Suddenly it stopped working. I'm on FF 61.0.2. In some cases it works, in som… (read more)

Well, as written above. I'm using these shortcuts quite often to select words when editing. Suddenly it stopped working. I'm on FF 61.0.2.

In some cases it works, in some not. Right here it works, for example. On Github doesn't.

Just for the record, FF Developer Edition 62.0b20 works fine.

Thanks

Asked by blackeye 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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How difficult is it to implement SHA-256 for inbuilt password manager when SHA-1 is already in place?

Why has the inbuilt Firefox password manager not implemented SHA-256 yet? I recently checked through all the change logs since 2018 since April 2018 and don't yet see it … (read more)

Why has the inbuilt Firefox password manager not implemented SHA-256 yet? I recently checked through all the change logs since 2018 since April 2018 and don't yet see it being implemented. I am very much against using 3rd party password managers and hence I have been waiting for the FF password manager to become good enough, but I don't see any good happening.

Is it not being done just to get people to register for online account? The idea of saving passwords on the cloud just to have it encrypted, given the possibility that man in the middle attacks can simply ruin all my saved passwords in one go looks like a round about solution to a simple problem. Also, Firefox doesn't work properly on my (new) Android device so there is no reason for me to use the online account.

Is there any way I can implement SHA-256 without having to bother and/or beg you multiple times? Please give me a viable method (I am an intermediate in C/C++ never done anything in a big software before).

Asked by Ulterno 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Narrator doesen't show up anymore in reader view. <about:config> details inside

Hi, I have 61.0.2 (64 bit windows 10) Narrator doesn't show the icon ANYMORE. I used it daily, didn't change anything recently BUT only followed this guide to disable Web… (read more)

Hi, I have 61.0.2 (64 bit windows 10)

Narrator doesn't show the icon ANYMORE. I used it daily, didn't change anything recently BUT only followed this guide to disable WebRTC

In short:

   Enter "about:config" in the firefox address bar and press enter.
   Press the button "I'll be careful, I promise!"
   Search for "media.peerconnection.enabled"
   Double click the entry, the column "Value" should now be "false"
   Done. Do the WebRTC leak test again.
   media.peerconnection.turn.disable = true
   media.peerconnection.use_document_iceservers = false
   media.peerconnection.video.enabled = false
   media.peerconnection.identity.timeout = 1

is this the reason, is this a good thing after all?

Asked by Luca 2 years ago

Answered by Luca 2 years ago

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Bookmarks are gone from the bar

After synchronizing my firefox account on a ubuntu machine my windows firefox removed my bookmarks from the area near the search bar and now trying to place them from the… (read more)

After synchronizing my firefox account on a ubuntu machine my windows firefox removed my bookmarks from the area near the search bar and now trying to place them from the bookmark sidebar doesn't do anything. Is there a way to fix this?

Asked by Coder_Fox 2 years ago

Answered by Standard8 2 years ago

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When I start Firefox, it triggers an iCloud login screen, which I have to cancel out of.

Every time I start Firefox, I am immediately prompted to log into iCloud (for Windows). I can easily cancel out of this, but it's an unnecessary annoyance. This repeats… (read more)

Every time I start Firefox, I am immediately prompted to log into iCloud (for Windows). I can easily cancel out of this, but it's an unnecessary annoyance. This repeats once an hour for as longs as I am using Firefox.

This doesn't happen with Microsoft Edge, so I assume there is something about Firefox or its setting that is causing this problem.

Anyone have a solution?

Asked by bobfw 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox is not "repainting" when another open window is moved across in front of it

This issue has been going on for a while now, through several versions since about 59 or so. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Very fast computer with 8 Gigs of ra… (read more)

This issue has been going on for a while now, through several versions since about 59 or so. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium on a Very fast computer with 8 Gigs of ram.

The issue is that when Firefox is open and I drag another open window in front of it, it leaves white lines and stripes of varying widths, like "ghost trails" from the trailing edges, across the Firefox window below. (see photo) Those lines stay there until I click on the Firefox window, bringing it to the top. Then the window's border and menu bar will repaint, but the window content itself doesn't until I click the top title bar and start to drag the window.

This only happens to Firefox, and not with any other open windows or applications at all. It also doesn't matter what open window is being dragged in front of it, whether is a file explorer window or another program app.

I've read up on other "repainting" issues, but this seems to be different and non of the other solutions seem to have any affect. Not enabling or disabling Hardware Acceleration, or turning Clear Type on or off.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

FYI... I tried adding the picture, but the little image upload box below just has the wheel spinning for the last 20 minutes. So, if the image doesn't show, then it must not have uploaded for some reason. Going to click "Post Question" now. Hope it works.

Asked by bretz1 2 years ago

Answered by bretz1 2 years ago

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www.sussexeagles.com Why does this keep going to error 404 ?

It's simple I click on the address and get : www.sussexeagles.com Why does this keep going to error 404 ? No mater what I do or where I go . … (read more)

It's simple I click on the address and get : www.sussexeagles.com Why does this keep going to error 404 ? No mater what I do or where I go .

Asked by J.L.Beitler 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cannot login to Firefox Sync. Error Code 500, Error Number 999: Unspecified error with API.

Error occurs upon logging-into FF sync. Mobile and desktop devices. {"code":500,"errno":999,"error":"Internal Server Error","message":"An internal server error occurred",… (read more)

Error occurs upon logging-into FF sync. Mobile and desktop devices.

{"code":500,"errno":999,"error":"Internal Server Error","message":"An internal server error occurred","info":"https://github.com/mozilla/fxa-auth-server/blob/master/docs/api.md#response-format"}

Asked by crorion 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Not working in W8.1: recaptcha, some submit buttons and search boxes not being displayed

Hi, I am running Firefox on Windows 8.1 and have a variety of issues: - recaptcha is never displayed - sometimes when making purchases no "submit" button is displayed, pr… (read more)

Hi, I am running Firefox on Windows 8.1 and have a variety of issues: - recaptcha is never displayed - sometimes when making purchases no "submit" button is displayed, preventing me from going to checkout - sometimes search boxes are not displayed.

These problems do not occur when I use Chrome to complete the transactions.

I have disabled all add-ons in FF but this does not eliminate the problems.

Asked by DeclanKelly 2 years ago

Answered by DeclanKelly 2 years ago