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backup/restore versus import/export html

So I want to archive/backup my bookmarks. I see that I can "Backup" and "Restore" to/from a json file, or I can "Export Bookmarks to HTML" and then "Import Bookmarks from… (read more)

So I want to archive/backup my bookmarks. I see that I can "Backup" and "Restore" to/from a json file, or I can "Export Bookmarks to HTML" and then "Import Bookmarks from HTML". Moz support suggests doing the former, though I know the latter works. Why would I do one instead of the other? FWIW, the html file I get is 8MB, while the json file is just 1MB. This seems positively screwy to have two completely separate ways of doing backups. What are these functions intended to be for? Maybe these are intended to allow porting bookmarks to/from different browsers?

Asked by danll 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Pocket (which I turned OFF) grabs ALL my bookmarks so I have to edit them into my bookmarks list; can I completely disable it?

Pocket was OK for a while, but about a week or so ago it started taking the URL whenever I clicked on Bookmarks in the Firefox menu (on a Mac running 10.12.6). I keep my … (read more)

Pocket was OK for a while, but about a week or so ago it started taking the URL whenever I clicked on Bookmarks in the Firefox menu (on a Mac running 10.12.6). I keep my bookmarks organized in a folder structure, so this makes me go back to the Bookmarks menu and choose Edit This Bookmark. I changed the value given in the instructions to disable it to FALSE as instructed, and restarted Firefox just in case. BUT it still acts the same way, grabbing the Bookmarks. I don't WANT Pocket. If anyone can tell me how to get it to stop working I would really appreciate it. Thank you for any help.

Asked by DrDave 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Fingerprinting protection doesn't work in FF67, try https://amiunique.org

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read… (read more)

Firefox 67 is suppose to block fingerprinting when activated in the security/privacy settings. Well, try this french site : https://amiunique.org and see what can be read from your system and browser. I'm wondering how can it be possible to block fingerprinting other than giving false/random/generic data and be like everyone, not unique...

Asked by rouelle 1 year ago

Answered by oneofthedamons 1 year ago

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How do I find my plug ins or extensions?

It used to be very easy to navigate and add an extension or plug in. You could always find a list of your plug ins/extensions and if they were active or not. I cannot f… (read more)

It used to be very easy to navigate and add an extension or plug in. You could always find a list of your plug ins/extensions and if they were active or not. I cannot find anything. Can someone help? I am using a mac and Firefox is my browser. Sorry if this sounds stupid but I have not checked it in a while and now I cannot find anything. Thank you

Asked by RobinSky 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Shortcut to Saved Logins (or any other Firefox option)

Dear all, To access the saved passwords for websites one has to go to Options -> Privacy & Security -> Saved Logins. Is there a shortcut for this? Ideally, I'd… (read more)

Dear all,

To access the saved passwords for websites one has to go to Options -> Privacy & Security -> Saved Logins. Is there a shortcut for this? Ideally, I'd like to find an add-on that allows to create a toolbar button as a shortcut to any Firefox option.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by dr01 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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How to unlink windows action buttons (minimise, reduce and close) from tabs toolbar

I like to save maximum vertical space in my firefox due to 16/9 screens, to maximise content space. Most of the time, I use left-hand containers (in 16/9 horizontal space… (read more)

I like to save maximum vertical space in my firefox due to 16/9 screens, to maximise content space. Most of the time, I use left-hand containers (in 16/9 horizontal space is rarely completely occupied) like the Tree-style tabs add-on (very good one, saved me from abandonning firefox when XUL was dropped) to manage my tabs and bookmarks.

In Firefox <65.0, a good trick was to use userChrome.css with a #TabsToolbar {visibility: collapse;} instruction. In Firefox 65.0, this still works but it makes the windows action buttons (minimise, reduce and close) disappear (not the case before).

How do you propose to unlink these button from the vertical-default tabs bar ? NB: they are still displayed when pressing the Alt key, but I'd like to have them permanently. NB: did try safe mode but it seems it doesn't take the userChrome.css as input, rendering the test inneficient

Configuration: firefox 65 on windows 10 / have yet to have a look on my Mint 19.1

Thank you

Asked by di61ze3 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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The find bar does not work.

When I try to use the find bar, it shows up black and won't search for text. It doesn't even say "phrase not found." I tried searching for words I knew were in the webpag… (read more)

When I try to use the find bar, it shows up black and won't search for text. It doesn't even say "phrase not found." I tried searching for words I knew were in the webpage and that I could see and it still wouldn't work. The quick search bar does the same. I tried restarting with add-ons disabled and nothing happened. I'm kind of at a loss at what to do.

Here's an image of the find bar if that helps any.

Asked by Sissy16 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I get my bookmark star and my VPN icons back on the toolbar?

When I started a new internet session the other day I noticed that the bookmar star icon and my VPN icon were missing on the tool bar. How do I put them back where they w… (read more)

When I started a new internet session the other day I noticed that the bookmar star icon and my VPN icon were missing on the tool bar. How do I put them back where they were?

Asked by PsyOp 11 months ago

Answered by PsyOp 11 months ago

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firefox address bar auto suggest star meaning

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete)… (read more)

When I start typing in the address bar I get a list of suggestions. Some of them have a star on the left and some don't. I can delete the ones that don't (Shift - Delete). But I can't delete the ones with the star. What is the star for and how can I delete it?

Asked by yerksd 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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Turn off Switch to Tab?

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb re… (read more)

IS there a way to disable Switch to Tab PERMANENTLY? IT would be SLIGHTLY less annoying if it REFRESHED the old tab when it brought you to it. But for some really dumb reason, it doesn't. I don't want to have to remember to press Alt every time because I literally can't think of a single time I would ever want it.

Asked by bttfpics 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this.

How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this. I've saved quite a few screenshots, but I'd like to delete… (read more)

How can I delete all saved screenshots in FireFox Screenshots Beta? I would prefer a video explanation of this. I've saved quite a few screenshots, but I'd like to delete them so I can create updated versions.

Asked by JeffE_RA 1 year ago

Answered by JeffE_RA 1 year ago

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URL searchbar tries to load page when searching for something containing '.'

The Firefox browser tries to interpret anything containing a '.' as a website, even though many such things are clearly not valid websites. This makes searching for thing… (read more)

The Firefox browser tries to interpret anything containing a '.' as a website, even though many such things are clearly not valid websites. This makes searching for things containing a '.' inconvenient. A more intelligent check should be done, maybe a check to see if the text contains a valid public suffix (https://publicsuffix.org), since all websites should contain a valid public suffix. This is especially true since this list was originally created by Mozilla, i.e. they can easily integrate with it. Then searches containing '.' which are clearly not valid websites could be done from the URL searchbar.

Asked by HackerBoss 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Remove searchbar History

I recently had to reset my firefox browser, now something I have done before I can't find how to do again. I do not want to have the search result show my entire history … (read more)

I recently had to reset my firefox browser, now something I have done before I can't find how to do again. I do not want to have the search result show my entire history of anything involving the word I am searching for, nor do I want to clear my history. I have already gone to about:preferences#search and unchecked provide search suggestions. I assume there is an option in about:config but I cannot find what it is. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Nekiu 1 year ago

Answered by Nekiu 1 year ago