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I added an RSS reader addon (Brief); Popup is asking "What Should Firefox Do With This File" after clicking an RSS file; how do I specify the Brief addon?

Firefox is asking for a specific Helper Application to open the application/rss+xml file after I click on an RSS Feed icon to add it to my feed list. In the "Opening/You … (read more)

Firefox is asking for a specific Helper Application to open the application/rss+xml file after I click on an RSS Feed icon to add it to my feed list.

In the "Opening/You Have Chosen To Open" popup window, I assume I should specify "Open with" instead of "Save" but then I have to click Browse and my new addon (Brief) does not appear in the list. I don't know how to find/specify it. Firefox is 65.0.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10. Please help.

Asked by PPort 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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XML error after updating

Hello, so I was doing something and then it started lagging. I closed Firefox and when I pressed it again it wouldn't start. It updated then it stopped working. I restart… (read more)

Hello, so I was doing something and then it started lagging. I closed Firefox and when I pressed it again it wouldn't start. It updated then it stopped working. I restarted my PC, clicked many times on Firefox logo and it wouldn't start. I got an error message in the top left corner that appeared for a milisecond. I took a video of it with my phone so I could read what was wrote there. It said "XML analysis error:entity undefined. Location:chrome://browser/content/browse Line number 53, column 1. (Sorry if it ain't the exact words, im translating because my Firefox is in french). There was also <windows id-"main-window"> under it. Don't tell me to open Firefox in safe mode, because that doesn't work either. When I hold shift, nothing happens. It doesn't ask me to go to safe mode. How do I fix this? Thanks

Asked by Alexis3335 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to migrate between Windows 10 profiles?

To correct a problem in MS Word, Microsoft Support created a new Windows 10 profile on my laptop and reinstalled MS Office. Firefox is still on my laptop in the new profi… (read more)

To correct a problem in MS Word, Microsoft Support created a new Windows 10 profile on my laptop and reinstalled MS Office. Firefox is still on my laptop in the new profile, but its appearance is changed. It has lost all the profile data from the old Win 10 profile. I have looked at the articles under "Manage preferences and add-ons" but I don't think they solve my issue because I don't have a backup of my Firefox profile. Or, if I still do, I don't know how to find it on the old Windows profile, which is still on my laptop.

I had a lot of bookmarks, add-ons and preferences that I would like to retrieve for my browser. Is that possible?

Asked by Mysterfied 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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virus taken over firefox Win10

Opened an AMAZON link in Google search and popup says "Virus Alert from Microsoft. Dial 833 334-6433 for and assistance..." That Firefox page is completely frozen. Noth… (read more)

Opened an AMAZON link in Google search and popup says

"Virus Alert from Microsoft. Dial 833 334-6433 for and assistance..."

That Firefox page is completely frozen. Nothing works. But another Firefox page does work.

I've tried backing up to prior restore point, updating Firefox...

Any suggestions please. I'd like to just kill the one Firefox page for starters.

Thanks all,

        Bill M

Asked by billmasi 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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When I try to install the backup booksmakrs file it can't read it. all my books marks are gone

When I update my Mac to Mohave, all my bookmarks in Firefox vanished. When I try to install them from the backup, it just says it cannot read the backup file. Help! pleas… (read more)

When I update my Mac to Mohave, all my bookmarks in Firefox vanished. When I try to install them from the backup, it just says it cannot read the backup file. Help! please! I really need these back.

Asked by maryef17 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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FF65 - Can't turn off address bar suggestions

After updating to Firefox 65 (Mac), there is now this enormous green drop-down that appears whenever I start typing in the address bar, and I cannot turn this thing off. … (read more)

After updating to Firefox 65 (Mac), there is now this enormous green drop-down that appears whenever I start typing in the address bar, and I cannot turn this thing off.

I've looked in Preferences > Privacy & Security > Address Bar, and all the selections there are unchecked. Search > Default Search Engine > Provide Search Selections is also unchecked.

Is there something in about:config I need to toggle? Or will I have to edit my userChrome.css to turn this off?

Thanks!

Asked by Thorzdad2 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Cookie permission button not working

I'm experiencing a long-lived bug, or more possibly file corruption, that became important very recently. Due to another bug in Firefox 65 (https://support.mozilla.org/en… (read more)

I'm experiencing a long-lived bug, or more possibly file corruption, that became important very recently. Due to another bug in Firefox 65 (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1249037), I need to change cookie permissions. In the preference panel under "Cookies and Site Data", the "Manage Permissions" button doesn't work, although being not gray. After clicking this button, the expected window is not shown visibly. However invisible window still blocks keyboard and mouse input to the original firefox window. Clicking away from the center of the screen or Esc would disengage and possibly close the invisible window. The consequence is that I can't see or change permissions from this window. I have been having this problem for several firefox updates so it's more like a corrupted file. Despite that, cookie permissions still function properly and can be updated through the icon on the address bar.

Although there are workarounds such as through the icon on the address bar, this is really inconvenient and makes it hardly possible to edit cross site or cross subdomain cookie permissions. How do I figure out what is wrong and correct it please? I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.

Asked by af32vxl 2 years ago

Answered by af32vxl 2 years ago

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Pages operate sporadically with cursor controls or page up, page down.

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up… (read more)

When i try to use Page Up or Page Down, or Cursor Arrow Keys on the keyboard, a webpage may go from top to bottom for example! When then attempting to page up, it goes up 1 page and then back down to bottom of page.

To compound the annoying problem, there is no Down Arrow at bottom of scroll bar. So we have to click and drag the scroll bar up and down to view a webpage. This is not normal behavior and we can't figure it out. It could be a setting we need to correct, but we don't know which one it is. (see comments below on requesting the PDF printout of FireFox settings)

Could someone please help us ... and perhaps it can help others as well. We could not find such a problem amung your "help topics".

Thank You!

Asked by srrarr 2 years ago

Answered by srrarr 2 years ago

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Lost all bookmarks, and 'Import & Backup star - since new update 65.0.1

Since updating to Firefox 65.0.1 on my Mac, all my bookmarks have gone, and the 'Import and backup' star icon has gone too, so I can't restore them. I have spent hours tr… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 65.0.1 on my Mac, all my bookmarks have gone, and the 'Import and backup' star icon has gone too, so I can't restore them. I have spent hours trying to solve the problem, but I can't. I also have a Windows computer (which fortunately is synced with the Mac) so I have been able to copy the HTML file to a memory stick, but since the Import and Backup star icon is gone from the Mac, I don't know what else to do. Same problem with using Mac's bookmarkbackups file. I'm going nuts, it now seems tht every time I update Firefox a new set of problems occur! Please help, and thank you in advance.

Asked by Marilou 2 years ago

Answered by Marilou 2 years ago

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keyword enabled resets to false after every session

I have the address bar set to search as well. It works when i set the keyword:enabled flag to TRUE, however, it reverts to false after every new session. Ive tried creati… (read more)

I have the address bar set to search as well. It works when i set the keyword:enabled flag to TRUE, however, it reverts to false after every new session. Ive tried creating a new profile, deleting json files, etc. The flag always reverts to false.

Asked by beanpirate 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years 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 2 years ago

Answered by Nekiu 2 years ago

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How to report fraudulant transaction under Mozilla

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and … (read more)

My screen was hijacked by something lacked look like Mozilla/Firefox heading saying it was taking a survey and I couldn't get out of the screen. So I took the survey and entered my credit card info for a sum of $1.00 (one dollar) for a chance to win an iPhone. Instead I got a charge on my credit card from lstfl.com for $33.+ dollars saying it enrolled me in a sex site. That is NOT what I imagined. And it came under Mozilla/Firefox name. Can you go after this site as it is operating under your name and logo. Thank you

Asked by tizart 2 years ago

Answered by James 2 years ago

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Firefox 65 cannot log into bing.com, redirect to login.live.com fails also

I can go to https://account.microsoft.com and log in successfully and visit other Microsoft sites like outlook.com. However, when I go to bing.com it shows "Sign in" and… (read more)

I can go to https://account.microsoft.com and log in successfully and visit other Microsoft sites like outlook.com. However, when I go to bing.com it shows "Sign in" and when clicked I am briefly taken to login.live.com and then back to bing.com without actually being logged in. I have tried restarting with add-ons disabled, content blocking setting is at Standard. I have cleared cookies/web data and tried adding both URLs to Exceptions Cookies and Site Data. However, nothing seems to work.

Asked by Bjorn8 2 years ago

Answered by Bjorn8 2 years ago

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Is it possible to view websites from local hard drive

I like to test my web pages as much as possible at home before uploading to a server. I do this by setting up empty drive partitions for my various sites, so that 'root l… (read more)

I like to test my web pages as much as possible at home before uploading to a server. I do this by setting up empty drive partitions for my various sites, so that 'root level" access will work similarly on a server or from the hard drive. So, for example, a line on a page like...

<script src="/scripts/siteScripts2.js"> </script>

or

<link rel="stylesheet" type = "text/css" href="/styles/fonts/fonts.css"> <link rel="stylesheet" type = "text/css" href="/styles/spcPageStyles1.css" >

Will reference the files from the root level, as if it was on a server.This works all the time with Chrome and IE, even back to IE-8. So Mozilla Firefox must be blocking file references from local hard Drive root level. If there is a config variable or two I can set to allow it from firefox, I'd appreciate knowing about it. I'm satisfied testing with Chrome and IE, but FF is an important browser to test with.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Peter Pan 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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which profile is Firefox using?

i have FF 60.5.0esr installed. created a separate profile for esr and another profile for 66. downloaded FF 66.0b6. installed it on separate folder in Program Files(x86),… (read more)

i have FF 60.5.0esr installed. created a separate profile for esr and another profile for 66.

downloaded FF 66.0b6. installed it on separate folder in Program Files(x86), upon starting FF, it asks me for a profile. i selected the 66 profile.

now why is it that my browsing history with esr can be used or seen with 66 profile?

Asked by myPalabok 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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OLD WAY OF CHANGING TABS???

PLEASE PLEASE make it the way it was before. I use 'ctrl-tab' and 'ctrl-shift-tab' so much and I loved it the way it was before. It was simple, bloat-free, it worked, di… (read more)

PLEASE PLEASE make it the way it was before. I use 'ctrl-tab' and 'ctrl-shift-tab' so much and I loved it the way it was before. It was simple, bloat-free, it worked, did exactly what I wanted.

Now, it pops up some animation where it shows me the tabs and what's in them (and that only works when you first press 'ctrl-tab' btw. with 'ctrl-shift-tab' it doesn't work anymore, unless you first do 'ctrl-tab'.) And it's also slow (way slower than the old way at least). And also it doesn't just go through the tabs in the order that they're in up there.

It's such an important feature to me that I will switch to another browser if this doesn't change back and I really don't want that. PLEASE change it back I love firefox ;;(

Asked by ciugamenn 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Password Manager doesn't work at hy-vee.com

After creating an account at hy-vee.com, and upon first logging in, Password Manager (PM) prompted to save my login info, which it did successfully, and I can see it list… (read more)

After creating an account at hy-vee.com, and upon first logging in, Password Manager (PM) prompted to save my login info, which it did successfully, and I can see it listed in PM. However, whenever I return to the site, PM doesn't populate the login fields, and I have to enter the user/pswd info manually. Thanks for any help.

Asked by enbalmed 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Obnoxious Scareware tab reopens on start. How to start without unwanted tab and only home tab

Accidentally got to “scareware” tab that refuses to close, flashing light, siren and voice insisting my pc should not be shutdown on pain of losing data. Trying to compel… (read more)

Accidentally got to “scareware” tab that refuses to close, flashing light, siren and voice insisting my pc should not be shutdown on pain of losing data. Trying to compel calling a “Microsoft Engineer “ at 1-844-387-0777 and or entering user name and password.

I regain control by ending process in program manager (Ctrl-alt-delete) but restarting Firefox brings me back to obnoxious tab again. Norton scan shows pc (running windows 7) is not infected with anything known. Other browser (chrome) works fine.

Asked by Confused72 2 years ago

Answered by user633449 2 years ago