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How can I choose in which Firefox profile to open external links?

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away… (read more)

I use 3 profiles (work, private and media) side by side. When I open external links I have no control over which profile will open the link. The link is opened right away (so no profile manager interference) in a random profile. I do want it to open right away, but ideally would like to easily set a priority order for profiles to open the external links without having to restart the profiles.

Asked by Marjolijn 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Transfer Firefox profile from old Windows 7 PC to new Windows 10 PC

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've foun… (read more)

I want to transfer the profile from an old PC running Windows 7 to a new PC running Windows 10. I've copied the old profile to a USB stick. After much searching I've found the profile created by the new installation, but it seems to appear in two folders: AppData/Roaming/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles, and AppData/Local/Mozilla/Firefox/Profiles. Should I simply substitute the old profile for both instances of the new profile? NB This message is posted from a different platform (Mac) Thanks

Asked by DavidMW 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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QR Codes wont show.

Whenever I have to scan a qr code, It turns into whatever that is in the image attached. Same thing happens sometimes when I try uploading images on certain websites. It … (read more)

Whenever I have to scan a qr code, It turns into whatever that is in the image attached. Same thing happens sometimes when I try uploading images on certain websites. It works fine on other browsers. It also happens while using Firefox safe mode. Sorry for not being detailed enough.

Asked by anon 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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how to remove "visit" suggestions from urlbar

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr… (read more)

Earlier it was removed using style in userChrome.css file - " #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult richlistitem:first-of-type[actiontype="visiturl"] ", after update to 78.3 esr version this isn't working. I tried with deleted /home/.mozila folder (new profile) and with menu home ->top sites and search suggestions switched off (and also with and without userChrome.css file) so this is isn't the case. Thanks for help.

Asked by glasswalker 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 1 year ago

Answered by #367259 1 year ago

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Can't drag URL from address bar to desktop

It has become impossible to drag the URL from the address bar to the desktop. Specifically, the action described in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/crea… (read more)

It has become impossible to drag the URL from the address bar to the desktop.

Specifically, the action described in this article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website DOES NOT WORK.

FF 78.0.2 Mac OS 10.14.2

Asked by JA 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Firefox crash/froze whenever uploading items

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine… (read more)

Every time when I upload a file to a website, as soon as i click Browse to find the file, Firefox crashes/froze on OS X. When I use Chrome to do the same thing works fine. Have entered "about:crashes" on Firefox address bar, have several unreported IDs. Unable to submit the IDs, shown failed when clicked.

Asked by xveipheng 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by gershonido 2 years ago

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Firefox 78.0.1 does not remove closed pages from memory - lags and high RAM usage

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit cons… (read more)

After updating from 77 (I think it was 77.0.2?) to 78.0.1 I started noticing terrible firefox performance after a few minutes of browsing. My standard browsing habit consists of launching browser with 1 pinned tab and 1 home page (so 2 tabs only), then opening 5-10 tabs from my bookmarks, checking pages then closing them and leaving only 1 pinned page open. In firefox 78.0.1 after doing this (opening and then closing multiple tabs "to the right" using new context menu added in 78) my ram usage does not drop. It goes from 2.4GB (system only usage) to 5.0GB and does not drop after closing tabs. However when I open 10-20 tabs again RAM usage does not rise (maybe slightly, like 5.3GB). So it looks like firefox has multiple tabs stored in ram and opening new tabs just rewrites that memory instead of allocating new one. I have 8GB of ram so 3GB of usage from 1 open tab is crazy. I think it was 500-900MB before. I also have terrible lags because of this - browser hangs up every few seconds for few seconds. I had trouble writing this post with 2 tabs open because of 3.3GB ram usage! Restarting browser helps - ram uasge rises from 2.4GB to 3.2GB only (800MB for 2 tabs) but every new opened and closed tab seems to stay in memory. For example if I open 10 more tabs except for 2 that always open so I have 12 tabs I have 3.6GB memory usage. After I close them it slowly drops to 3.5GB instead of returning to 3.2GB. It does not matter how I close tabs - using right click context menu (close other tabs, close tabs to the right), using X on tabs, or using add-on to close all tabs except for pinned ones. They always remain in memory somehow. PLS fix this ASAP.

P.S. I also tried checking about:performance menu but there is nothing interesting here. It says that 2 opened tabs and addons use 100MB of memory which is not true because browser at this moment uses 1060MB.

Update 1: I also tested safe mode. 3,4GB of PC RAM usage on firefox safe mode start. Opened few tabs, ram usage goes to 4.2GB. After closing all tabs except for 1 ram usage start to SLOWLY decrease but it stops at 3,7GB. Ram usage drop was really slow like 10-30 seconds. It should be instant after closing tabs.

Asked by Piterk 2 years ago

Answered by Piterk 1 year ago

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can't open my chase.com or constant contact accounts since new update. All other sites fine.

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Ch… (read more)

Since the latest updates, I can't access at least two sites I need to go to daily. (chase.com and constantcontact.com) All other sites open fine and those two open in Chrome. I read that this is a known issue with the update. I don't understand the fixes. I just need things to work!

I have a mac with a free Avaast app running. Not aware of any firewalls.

Error says: "The connection has timed out" in both cases.

Asked by jlevant 2 years ago

Answered by jlevant 2 years ago

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getting my open tabs and browser history from time machine backup after computer shut down (restore previous session not available currently)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievabl… (read more)

Greetings: My computer was shutdown and restarted by a colleague and I seem to have lost my browsing history and all the open tabs from my last session are not retrievable — restore previous session is not available / appears grey'd out. I am on a macbook pro running Big Sur and I do have a time machine backup of that last session — can I get back those open tabs and browser history from my time machine? Can I do it a la carte or do I need to wipe my whole computer and restore from there? Thanks in advance for your thoughts, Sam

Asked by samanime 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google Search Results page displays in a margin wider than my PC's widescreen display

This happens when along with the search result google website deploys what it calls "Knowledge panel's". These are boxes of information related to what was asked in the s… (read more)

This happens when along with the search result google website deploys what it calls "Knowledge panel's". These are boxes of information related to what was asked in the search box, and appear not all the time but at certain (more common/famous) topics and persons. when that happens, despite the fact that I have the browser at full screen open, the wide screen monitor appears too small to the google website, which is unusual.

This manifests itself in the form of a horizontal bar at the bottom of Firefox browser's tab that I'm supposed to slide in order to see the edges on the right side. This never happened in dozens of years of use of this browser. It started happening in recent weeks. I initially thought it would go away but it hasn't. Even tho by now I have gone out of my way to open a new profile. This problem persists even when I have all addons disabled. Concurrently when I open other browsers google.com shows no horizontal bars.

I am aware that this problem can be mitigated if I reduce the Firfox's zoom down to 90%. However I don't consider this a solution on a small laptop (1366 X 676).

Asked by jerriy 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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userChrome.css to disable blue highlight marker on active tab

I am using tab-on-bottom code in userChrome.css that I got from the web. 1. There is a highlight feature of the tabs. A mouse-over will do a subtle enhancement of the top… (read more)

I am using tab-on-bottom code in userChrome.css that I got from the web.

1. There is a highlight feature of the tabs. A mouse-over will do a subtle enhancement of the top portion of the line delineating of the tab. 2. The active tab has a blue bar at the top portion of the line delineating the tab.

I want both to go away. I have code to highlight the background color of the active tab and need no other highlight function.

The userChrome.css is below.

Thanks, Gert

/* TABS: bottom - Firefox 65 and newer; should for now work with XUL @namespace */


  1. TabsToolbar {
 -moz-box-ordinal-group: 1000 !important;
 display: block !important;
 position: absolute !important;
 bottom: 0 !important;
 width: 100vw !important;

}

  1. tabbrowser-tabs {
 width: 100vw !important;

}

  • |*:root:not([chromehidden*="toolbar"]) #navigator-toolbox {
 padding-bottom: calc(var(--tab-min-height) + 1px) !important; /*adjust*/

}

/* position Tab bar with Menu bar and Title bar hidden for Firefox 65-73 - omit in Firefox Nightly */

  • |*:root[tabsintitlebar]:not([inFullscreen="true"]):not([sizemode="maximized"])
  1. toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] ~ #xTabsToolbar{
 bottom: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
 padding-top: calc(var(--tab-min-height) - 0px) !important; /*adjust*/

}

/* TABS: height */

  • |*:root {
 --tab-toolbar-navbar-overlap: 0px !important;
 --tab-min-height: 30px !important; /*adjust to set height or omit to use density*/
 --tab-min-width:  80px !important; /*adjust to set width or omit to use default*/

}

  1. TabsToolbar {
 height: var(--tab-min-height) !important;
 margin-bottom: -0px !important; /*adjust*/
 background-color: #F5F6F7 !important;

}


/* caption buttons - hide */

  • |*:root[tabsintitlebar]:not([inFullscreen="true"])
#toolbar-menubar[autohide="true"] ~ #TabsToolbar
.titlebar-buttonbox-container {display: none !important;}

/* Change Color of active tab */ .tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-color: #A8FFAD !important;
   background-image: none !important;

}

/* Rounded corners on tabs firefox 58 */ /* http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3037688# */ .tabbrowser-tab::after, .tabbrowser-tab::before {

  border-left: none !important;

} .tab-background {

 border-radius: 6px 6px 6px 6px !important;
 border-image: none !important;
 border-left: 1px solid !important;
 border-right: 1px solid !important;
 border-top: 1px solid !important;
 border-width: 1px !important;
 border-color: #000080 !important;
 background-attachment: none!important;
 background-color: #DAD7D0 !important;
 background-image: none !important;

}

/* Menu bar (File Edit View) height and background color */

  1. toolbar-menubar, #menubar-items, #main-menubar {
 height: 30px !important;
 background-color: #DAD7D0 !important;
 background-image: none !important;
 font-size: 14px !important;

}

/* Menu bar (File Edit View) text color */ .menubar-text, .tabbrowser-tab:not([selected="true"]) tab-label {

 color: #080808 !important;

}

/* Use Normal top and bottom padding for Compact */

  1. PlacesToolbarItems .bookmark-item {
 padding-top: 10px !important;
 padding-bottom: 6px !important;

}

Asked by drgert1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Videos not loading on reddit.

I have firefox 82.0.3 and videos on reddit are not loading, well embeded youtube ones are, just not the ones hosted by reddit I believe. The screen just stays blank. I t… (read more)

I have firefox 82.0.3 and videos on reddit are not loading, well embeded youtube ones are, just not the ones hosted by reddit I believe. The screen just stays blank. I tried this from old.reddit.com as well as www.reddit.com. before anyone says its a setting or an extension, I was doing a clean install of ubuntu and loaded firefox. no extensions, just the default settings. I installed brave browser and it works in brave just fine.

I also have linux mint with firefox 77.0.1 on another computer and it works fine (and that computer has a bunch of extentions as well as a bunch of privacy tweaks in the about:config (the ones listed on privacytools.io)

I also loaded firefox in safe mode and deleted the prefs.js file. none of that worked. I also changed the preference to load play video play audio. didnt work. It seems also gyfycat videos load too.

any suggestions?

Asked by fixbikes 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox uses system High Contrast text color for websites

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system back… (read more)

Hello, Firefox seems to be using my system's High Contrast text color to render websites. My High Contrast text color is a light grey, to contrast with a dark system background. However, many webpages on the internet have light backgrounds, so when Firefox uses this color, I can't read the text. I already have Options>Language and Appearance>Colors>Override the colors specified by the page set to "Never." This also occurs in a brand new profile with 0 extensions or addons in Safe Mode. I just want Firefox to display webpages "normally", i.e. with black text, without regard to the current system colors.

To reproduce: - Turn on High Contrast - Visit a site such as http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/ppois.html - Change system High Contrast text color to any color you wish - Notice that the text on the page also changes to the same color, even with the setting on "Never"

Is there any way I can get Firefox to ignore the system's text color settings? Chrome renders the webpage just fine with black text.

Asked by pentaerythritol.pentanitrate.is 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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alert for email & password breach - help

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not… (read more)

I received a data breach alert from Firefox saying my email address & password had exposed on a particular site, and to change my password for that site. But I do not have an account with the stated site. I have visited it but never opened an account or logged in to it. What action do I now take or should I just ignore this alert and mark it as "resolved" ?

Asked by jansplace 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can you disable image smoothing if firefox?

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoot… (read more)

Whenever I zoom into images in Firefox (example), the image smoothing makes them look blurry, especially on low resolution images. Is there any way to disable image smoothing of Firefox?

Asked by Super Scooper 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Why am I running Firefox ESR?

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recal… (read more)

At some time in the past I installed regular Firefox and updated throughout the years. But for the past maybe year or so, the updates have been Firefox ESR. I don't recall ever having installed the ESR version. Why am I only getting Firefox ESR updates?

Asked by 777bb 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Freezes when uploading photos

At first, it was only occasionally. Now Firefox freezes every time I try to upload a photo, and it is a big problem for me! It does it in Facebook, Messenger and even Kij… (read more)

At first, it was only occasionally. Now Firefox freezes every time I try to upload a photo, and it is a big problem for me! It does it in Facebook, Messenger and even Kijiji. I need to fix this!

Can anyone help? I've reported this to Mozilla more times than I can count.

I have an iMac running El Capitan.

Asked by tmcnamee 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago