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Twitter videos and some other sites not working.

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript set… (read more)

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript settings in about:config and they are okay. Do not have this problem in brave browser.

Anyone has an answer?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by peter.terpstra7 1 day ago

Answered by peter.terpstra7 14 hours ago

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"Container Windows" feature request

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other". Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office a… (read more)

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other".

Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office and personal work. I am asking for a feature, that could already be there somewhere in the advanced configuration (about:config).

Before asking let me set the context. Before containers, I used profiles to separate my work. But the disadvantage of profiles is that the cache, auto-fill, history all those convenient features are not the same everywhere. But the advantage of profiles is that every shortcut key, clicking of link would open in the same work area profile. I don't have to open context menu and select a profile each time.

"Container Windows" could be such a feature which is best of both worlds. I am not aware if this is already there. At least the feature is not obviously visible. There is a feature in "multi-container plugin" which can move all the tabs belonging to a container to a separate window. if we add a feature, in this plugin or Firefox core, to bind a particular window to just one container then it can bring all the goodness of "profiles" and we can still use all the features of "containers".

1. Clicking a link in other application would open the default container (no-container) window 2. Control+Click, by default, opens tab in a bound container window, and hence in the same container 3. Context menu in all windows (bound and unbound) still gives an option to open tab in any container

Please let me know how to do this, if this is already implemented. Or tell me where to raise this feature request.

Asked by Pankaj Jangid 1 day ago

Answered by Paul 1 day ago

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I don't know how to switch windows in FF

Hello folks, I had 1025 tabs open in FF, in various groups using SimpleTabGroup. Somehow I've managed to get into a situation where, when I start FF, I get just three or … (read more)

Hello folks,

I had 1025 tabs open in FF, in various groups using SimpleTabGroup. Somehow I've managed to get into a situation where, when I start FF, I get just three or four of my most recently used tabs on startup.

I have no idea how to get back to the 1025 tabs I really want, but when I close FF I'm asked whether I want to close 1025 tabs, so hopefully they're still available somehow...

Any advice gratefully received!

Thanks in advance.

NB: Firefox 103.0 (64 bit). Xubuntu Linux.

Asked by Mikep129 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

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Since update to 103.0.1, Mail opens links in a new FF window with a virgin profile.

Before I updated to FF 103.0.1, links I clicked on in e-mails in Outlook would open in an FF window using my existing default profile. Since updating to FF 103.0.1, these… (read more)

Before I updated to FF 103.0.1, links I clicked on in e-mails in Outlook would open in an FF window using my existing default profile. Since updating to FF 103.0.1, these links open in an FF window with a virgin profile. If no such window was already open (from clicking on another e-mail link) this will be a new FF window, even if FF was already open with my normal profile. As a result, e-mail links to PDFs open the files directly in FF (instead of asking me where to download them to, as I have configured in my profile) and I am missing my stored passwords when the links lead to websites that require login.

This is a real PITA! Is there anything I can do other than revert to an earlier FF version? Please help!

I am running Windows 10 2021H2.

Asked by rsbrux 2 days ago

Answered by rsbrux 1 day ago

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Symbols Don't display correctly in Firefox

I have an odd issue with Firefox that has gone on for some time. Certain symbols don't show up correctly. I've included an example with Google Calendar showing what I ge… (read more)

I have an odd issue with Firefox that has gone on for some time. Certain symbols don't show up correctly.

I've included an example with Google Calendar showing what I get with Firefox and the correct display using Chrome.

Is this some obscure setting that I need to fix?

Asked by gunrunnerjohn 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Difference between ESR versions

What are the differences between Firefox ESR 91.12.0 and Firefox ESR 102.1.0 (available https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr)? I've read all I … (read more)

What are the differences between Firefox ESR 91.12.0 and Firefox ESR 102.1.0 (available https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr)?

I've read all I could find on the ESR releases and even found this release calendar that indicates that there are two versions, but not why there are two ESR versions.

Asked by 7l0wtyly 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Firefox printing with System print dialog

Since the last update to Firefox I have not been able to print using the system dialog. Only the new Firefox print screen comes up. How can I return to system printing … (read more)

Since the last update to Firefox I have not been able to print using the system dialog. Only the new Firefox print screen comes up. How can I return to system printing dialog?

Also the ability to set print quality in the Firefox print screen does not exist. I can do copies, black or color, duplex printing, etc but not set the print quality like draft, text, photo, etc.

I also have many forms I've setup for printing and I can't access these.

Thanks, Pat

Asked by patbarrmail 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Firefox window refuses to open maximized

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some o… (read more)

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some other windows visible. However, now I can't get Firefox to open maximized. Instead, it opens a window going from the left edge of my screen (see the first image below) about a third of the width of the monitor, and it is showing the double box icon in the upper right corner indicating that the computer "thinks" it is in full screen. If I click that double box, the window immediately shifts to the right edge of the screen, occupying a space about a third of the monitor from the right edge, and shows a single box in the upper right corner of the window. If I click that single box, the window finally does expand to full screen, showing a double box in the upper right corner. I've tried all the manipulations I've seen concerning starting screen size (such as going to the shortcut icon properties and indicating the that the program should start "maximized") but I'm still getting this same behavior. Any thoughts? (I'm running Windows 11, with the latest version of Firefox.)

Asked by Jim 2 days ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 days ago

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Foxfire seach window on Homepage not wkg due to Apple update.

I've just updated my iMac which uses mac OS Monterrey12.5. As a direct result I can no longer use the Mozilla search window on the Foxfire Homepage. It's still there but… (read more)

I've just updated my iMac which uses mac OS Monterrey12.5. As a direct result I can no longer use the Mozilla search window on the Foxfire Homepage. It's still there but it won't allow you to enter information into the box. Is there either a way to restore the functionality of the search window or at least disable it in settings so I don't have to see the window and be reminded that it no longer works? Thank you in advance for whatever assistance or answers you can provide.

Asked by fineyounggenius 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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print settings - edit header and footer

hi, i'm using FF (version 98 at the moment) to print local files. It is key to me to edit header and footer for each print! the only solution i found so far to edit them … (read more)

hi,

i'm using FF (version 98 at the moment) to print local files. It is key to me to edit header and footer for each print! the only solution i found so far to edit them at all, is to go to about:config and for example search for print.print_headerleft. Besides that is not usable at all, it simply doesn't work! The header and footer remain the same. Please tell me how can i change header and footer?

If you delete the, in my opinion much better "page setup", why don't you include all it's funktions in the new print dialog?

another problem is the size of the new print preview! it's much to small! make it resizeable please.

Or just give us back the "page setup". That would be a big advantage over chrome and edge, which suffer the same printing problems.

Thanks

Asked by forinves 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Linux Firefox not accepted by online sales websites in Zorin OS and Linux Mint

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15Y… (read more)

Zorin16-Linux version 99.0 Ubuntu Canonical 1.0, -found in Help/About. Firefox recognition of version below says 91.0. Also have Linux Mint 19.3 (Tricia). Computer 15YO Dell Dimension 900.

I've had no problems with Linux Firefox for many years. I do not use any other Non-Linux OSes. Linux Mint updates Firefox regularly and so do I in that OS. I'm currently in a free version of Zorin which doesn't seem to push out updates, so my Zorin Firefox may be sadly out of date.

At any rate, today in Zorin, when I went to several of the bigger online sales platforms, they refused to accept my Firefox and suggested Chrome, Opera, and Safari; Target suggested Firefox.

Went to Mozilla to try and upgrade, but it didn't offer the Linux browser automatically when it read my computer. I was only offered the Windows browser. This may be because the computer is an old Dell Windows machine that I converted to Linux or it may not. I've never had this happen before.

Yesterday in Linux Mint, in which Firefox is upgraded at least weekly, the same thing happened once with a big online retailer. They said my browser was outdated and unsafe.

What's going on? I'm wondering if Linux OSes are simply not being accepted when the big retailers are doing software upgrades, or is something going on with Firefox?

Asked by vineyridge 4 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Unfamiliar icons appear in drop down box when I go to select a site I've visited from it.

This is for Firefox Nightly 105.0a1 (2022-08-05) (64-bit) I have included a screenshot of the address bar dropdown and there are four unfamiliar icons that appear in it a… (read more)

This is for Firefox Nightly 105.0a1 (2022-08-05) (64-bit)

I have included a screenshot of the address bar dropdown and there are four unfamiliar icons that appear in it as large grey boxes with icons and descriptive text, in each of them. They are labeled: "View Add-Ons | Clear History | Open Downloads | Open Inspector" i would like to know if it is possible to remove these from this dropdown box or have them moved so that they appear elsewhere.

Every time Firefox developers add something, they inevitably fail to provide for it to be altered or moved to somewhere more suitable for the user's preferences. Kindly forward detailed instructions as to how I can update these to either disappear from this menu or move them elsewhere.

Also kindly please forward on a message for the developers to ASK PEOPLE where they want something to appear or be moved to or from. It does not make any sense to me, for me to have to put up with random icons in areas of menus, dropdowns, etc., that they were never before in!

Asked by geoffhyde 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now. $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Descriptio… (read more)

Maximizing and minimizing are still normal, but Firefox windows could not be dragged now.

$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Release: 22.04 Codename: jammy

$ firefox --full-version Mozilla Firefox 102.0.1 20220707183149 20220707183149

$ firefox --help Usage: /snap/firefox/1551/usr/lib/firefox/firefox [ options ... ] [URL]

$ which firefox /usr/bin/firefox

Asked by larry 5 days ago

Answered by larry 4 days ago

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Setting- camera permission worked 1 time, site disappeared from permission and can't be added back

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't l… (read more)

I added my first site to setting- camera permission this morning and got camera to work. Later went back to site and camera wasn't working. Checked setting which didn't list any site, added the URL again and clicked save. Clicked setting again an no site is listed and camera isn't connecting. HELP! This is for a doctors visit.

Asked by grt_49 6 days ago

Answered by RobertJ 6 days ago

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On my.yahoo home page the Fox News links do not work. Click any of them and I come back to https://my.yahoo.com/

This started about 1 week ago. The links also don't work starting FF in safe mode. The links on my.yahoo home page also do not work on Chrome or Edge (same behavior). S… (read more)

This started about 1 week ago. The links also don't work starting FF in safe mode. The links on my.yahoo home page also do not work on Chrome or Edge (same behavior). See attached screen shot image. I am also minimizing the use of cookies on all browsers. However, the links work fine on all the other my.yahoo panels (ABC News: US, News: NPR, CNET, etc.) for all browsers. And on some sites paying with PayPal does not work - as others have noted.

Asked by jloser 1 week ago

Answered by jloser 1 week ago

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Manuals LIbrary???

Everytime I try to do a search in Firefox I get a Manuals Library page come up. Why is it doing this? I did a search not long ago for a user's manual for a product, and… (read more)

Everytime I try to do a search in Firefox I get a Manuals Library page come up. Why is it doing this? I did a search not long ago for a user's manual for a product, and I guess I accidentally downloaded this Manuals Library. Now I have no idea how to get rid of it. There is no shortcut on my desktop for it, I cannot find it anywhere in my downloaded programs in Uninstall or Change a Program in my Control Box. I DO NOT want this program! Help please!! I tried to do a screen shot of the page, but your browse won't pick it up when I browse for the screen shot I saved on my desktop. Below is the web address copied from the address bar.

moz-extension://e92e4191-795a-4571-8a6b-4582396dbc25/pages/consent/consent.html?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsearch.yahoo.com%2Fyhs%2Fsearch%3Fhspart%3Dtrp%26hsimp%3Dyhs-001%26grd%3D1%26type%3DY143_F163_201897_102620%26p%3DJimmy%2BDean%2Bofficial%2Bwebsite

I hope someone can help! Thank you so much!

Asked by ahart4all 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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unusual characters displayed

When I go to websites there are unusual characters(light font) that are displayed. That shouldn't be there. How do I get rid of them? See attached screenshot. … (read more)

When I go to websites there are unusual characters(light font) that are displayed. That shouldn't be there. How do I get rid of them?

See attached screenshot.

Asked by fschipizky 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Access to REI denied on Firefox WHY?

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server. Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20 … (read more)

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server.

Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20

Asked by xueshg12 4 months ago

Answered by xueshg12 4 months ago

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Firefox Browser

My web pages have increased in size on their own. I tried shrinking the font size a bit but it is not the font but the pages (borders, etc)....how do I get it back to no… (read more)

My web pages have increased in size on their own. I tried shrinking the font size a bit but it is not the font but the pages (borders, etc)....how do I get it back to normal and why did it do this?

Asked by garywojton2 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Why Firefox suddenly start to delete my history before 3 months ago

This story is a bit long, but please be patient. I have used firefox for over 10 years, it can keep about a year's or 1.5 year's history (randomly expiration). So, I save… (read more)

This story is a bit long, but please be patient.

I have used firefox for over 10 years, it can keep about a year's or 1.5 year's history (randomly expiration). So, I save places.sqlite per half year if I remember.

I have so many places.sqlite's backups. These backups proved that, in the past, firefox only delete some "expired" history records about one year ago or earlier in these years.

But suddenly Firefox started to only keep history in 3 months.

I save my profile in a path : "C:\Users\Admin\Documents\Firefox" and use -profile C:\Users\Admin\Documents\Firefox in shortcut.

And let's tell what happened(a bit complicated.)

I installed windows 10 in 24, July, in another harddisk. I entered the new windows, installed a firefox, and used my old profile as usual. It looks normal, until I returned to my old Windows 10, I noticed that, my history is kept for only three months and the left is gone.


I first thought that, the version in the new windows had wrong settings and deleted the old history, so I restored the backup, which is 2021.6.4-2022.7.24. But Firefox continued to delete my old "expired" history, after a while. This never happened before. (I am still in old windows now, from now on everything happened in old Windows 10)


Ok, I assumed that the new firefox in new windows 10 "comtaminated" my whole profile. After a really hard try I still can't find out what is the comtamination. So I created a brand new profile, copied:

all extensions and its settings, cookies, passwords, etc. just a few json and sqlite files.

And then I recovered the places.sqlite with my 2021.6.4-2022.7.24 version, which has about 60,000+ history.


And---guess what, firefox still deleted my old history.

This never happened before, for so many years.

Firefox used to delete "expired" history, that's true, but still can keep more than a year's records. But since I installed the new windows everything changed. I don't know why, and I don't even know their correlation between all these things.

I have to keep history more than a year because I need to check many records. 3 months is unacceptable.

Version: 102; which is months ago's version but it still delete my history! Actually I tried 100-104, same results.

I tried every possible idea, but it just delete my old history.

In conclusion, since the firefox(not international version, but local version by our country's official web) "comtaminated" my profile, I can no longer return the status that firefox keeps more than 1 years's record. I tried all possible methods, for example make a clean new firefox and only put my old places.sqlite(2021.6.4-2022.7.24) inside, but it just delete it to only 3 months left.

Everything sounds like magic. But I am a programmer too, and I don't believe magic. I checked the source code of history expiration. (decko-dev )(Yes, it doesn't have anyway to absolutely ensure preventing from deleting, but I can't find any code that just precisely keep 90 days' history, either.) I am not sure whether I found the right place.

My questions are below: 1. If firefox doesn't keep so many records all the time, then why I have so many backups with more than a timespan of 1+ years in these years(from firefox 20+ to now)? I used firefox for many years, I changed my profile or create new profile for so many times with so many versions, but none of them delete my history only 3 months left, at least give me one year+ left. 2.Did I correctly find the correct source code? 3.What triggered the firefox started to delete my "expired" history so precisely, only 90 days left? 4.I need a method to return to before 24.June, the time firefox history manager works well.

I am not local, so some words may be wierd, please forgive me. Any any information will help.

Asked by IceTemple 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago