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Prevent websites from opening new tabs

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop… (read more)

I just reinstalled my operative system, and with that my Firefox settings got reset. I know there is an entry in about:config to prevent ads from opening new tabs and pop ups without authorization, even from legit websites like the login pop-up windows when doing a sign in in Google, in those cases to allow the windows it's needed to click on the lock icon next to the URL bar and allow it from there. The problem is that I don't remember the name of that setting and I have spend an hour looking for it on Google.

Asked by ttfh3500 2 years ago

Answered by ttfh3500 2 years ago

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My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organisation ImportEnterpriseRoots. I'm a home user...

My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organization " ImportEnterpriseRoots...true". I'm a home user...no organization. don't know what to do. I haven't notice… (read more)

My firefox browser says it is being managed by my organization " ImportEnterpriseRoots...true". I'm a home user...no organization. don't know what to do. I haven't noticed anything unusual happening. My browser is up to date.

Asked by lindajean1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Unable to download Google Drive files in Mozilla browser

Hi Mozilla Community, Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive. When I click on a files to download it just… (read more)

Hi Mozilla Community,

Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive.

When I click on a files to download it just keeps loading scripts at the bottom like - docs.0k.cc.googledocs.... and nothing happens.

I have read countless of links to solve the issue and still it won't download any files - only uploads is fine.

So I have: - clear cache/cookies - disable addons like Adblock etc - privacy & security set on Standard in settings - added cookies exceptions- googlecontent, googledrive etc - turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection

What else is missing as to why it has stopped allowing me to download files? Its quite frustrating when it use to work when I enable the third cookie party and now the setup doesn't seem to accept it.

Mozilla is my default browser and prefer to use it rather always switch to Chrome for downloads.

I've contacted Google about Google Drive and they said the problem is not on their side.

So any help would be appreciated!!

Asked by booboo_girl21 2 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Importing Passwords and History From Safari

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get t… (read more)

I've read all the articles here about importing my passwords and history, but the Import Wizard is ONLY giving me the option to import my bookmarks. Even if I can't get the browsing history I need to be able to migrate my (extensive) password list.

I've exported my Safari passwords as a .csv file, but there doesn't seem to be an option to import a .csv file.

The page here regarding it says the feature is 'disabled by default' but does not say it's unavailable and I can't find clear instructions for how to activate the feature so that I can import my passwords. Can anybody help?

Asked by jayson3 2 years ago

Answered by jayson3 2 years ago

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Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions 2

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of… (read more)

It is sad, I think, that Mozilla/Firefox is willing to close/archive a thread that is not really solved or has reared its ugly head again in versions since the release of 93 (we are now at 97.0.2). I came to this site and registered because I am still having this issue as of 3/6/2022...arg!

I have tried the 3 recommended solutions, with no affect:

I have, as one article suggested, cleared my cache and cookies, started and restarted Firefox; the only thing I have not tried is removing it from my computer and using Chrome (I'm told it is a better browser anyway) as some responders have eluded to.

I hope that responders like "jscher2000, Kymber" will continue the champion this issue until Mozilla gets it "Really" fixed.

Thanks for listening, Wayne

BTW, heres what my dropdowns look like today 3/6/2022 6:17 PM Arizona time.

Asked by waynelfuller49 1 year ago

Answered by MarkRH 1 year ago

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Firefox 97.0 ignores the Settings/Applications for jnlp files and only offers to save to a file

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox… (read more)

In Settings/Applications, have "JNLP file" set to "Use Java(TM) Web Launcher (default)". This is used in Oracle's Agile to view documents. In previous versions of Firefox when selected, the file would open using Java to display the document from Agile. As of Firefox 97, now only "Save File" or "Cancel" options are offered. What happened that this functionality has been removed?

Asked by Gary 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Mozilla doesn't recognize certificate issuer

A site that I use several times every year recently wouldn't open. Response from Firefox is "Access Denied - Certificate issuer not recognized". Also kept getting bumped … (read more)

A site that I use several times every year recently wouldn't open. Response from Firefox is "Access Denied - Certificate issuer not recognized". Also kept getting bumped out of my email account and all my open tabs would close abruptly. The last may have been rectified but I still can't get into the website I want to access.

I've tried different browsers as well so I don't know if it's Mozilla only or my PC. Even if I type in https://www.(pagename).com, it displays as you don't have permission to access http://www.(pagename).com.

I changed nothing on my PC that would cause the problem.

Asked by Bcamp 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox does not print the right edge of landscape orientated web pages

Firefox does not print the right edge of web pages that are made in landscape mode. I set FF to "Fit to page width" but it does not print the right edge. It's cut off. … (read more)

Firefox does not print the right edge of web pages that are made in landscape mode.

I set FF to "Fit to page width" but it does not print the right edge. It's cut off.

And there is no Orientation option available. Not sure if that has any significance because it supposed to "Fit to page width" anyway.

What's the work around to fix this?

Asked by Mike109 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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How can i change the order of Search Bar suggestions?

Hi everyone, I would like to change the order of Search Bar suggestions, if possible, because I find the "Firefox Suggest" section's results more relevant to what I usua… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I would like to change the order of Search Bar suggestions, if possible, because I find the "Firefox Suggest" section's results more relevant to what I usually look for.

Specifically, as shown in the image I attach, when I type, I get some suggestions, and then I can see the "Firefox Suggest" section. Is it possible to change the order and place it above the suggestions?

Thank you!

Asked by kolyfotis 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage... For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-… (read more)

How to allow web page to override a keyboard shortcut. Currently firefox picks up the shortcut instead of the webpage...

For example I have an webpage that detects ctrl-shift-h which worked fine in version 56 but now in version 96 it brings up a "Show All History" dialog

I an doing many such things so I looking for a generic way to override firefox keyboard shortcuts

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by ikhalil 2 years ago

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Impossible to use an unusual port number in local URL

Hi all :) From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local… (read more)

Hi all :)

From a fresh Linux Debian Bullseye I try to connect to a local machine with Firefox (v97 64-bits) by its hostname (avahi server with default domain "local") with the port 6180 bound to a remote web service port (61 is the distant machine IP and 80 is the forwarded port).

When I want to open this URL : http://bionic.local:6180/ FF displays "We can't find this site ... Unable to connect to server at bionic.local ... check your network connection and firewall"

BUT ping bionic.local works perfectly and resolve the good IP address from the Chromium navigator the same URL works without a problem, I can open the distant web site.

This workaround works : add a static resolution in the /etc/hosts file : 192.168.0.71 bionic bionic.local => so FF works in the expected way for now ! But as I said this a workaround and a bad solution.

I supposed too the port was blocked because I accessed an unusual port. So I tried this without success.

How the hell make that FF v97 allows me to use an unusual port ? Or is it bound to the domain "local" which is no more accepted by FF ?

Thank you in advance for your help. With adelphity, lnj

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Asked by estebann 1 year ago

Answered by estebann 1 year ago

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firefox blocks browser based zoom access to laptop speakers

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is b… (read more)

When joining a Zoom meeting hosted on the browser rather than installed Zoom app, my speakers are not working and the troubleshooting error messages says the browser is blocking zoom from accessing the speakers. I can't find a setting in Firefox preferences to block/allow it. Speakers work on YouTube/Vimeo with no problems (speaker volume 100% and not muted). Speakers had been working with Zoom until a couple weeks ago. I don't want to install the Zoom app just because Google hates privacy and and I don't want to help them own my privacy anymore than I must. I use DuckDuckGo for the default search engine, have Ghostery for an Extension/add-on, and have the Firefox browser set for private window always. I have tried various cookie settings for the Zoom meetings and even the dreaded "accept all cookies" and have Firefox cookie handling set to Standard, with deleting all cookies and history upon exit. I am on 64-bit Windows 10 up to date as of 2/16/22, Dell computer updated to same date, and latest update of Firefox 2/18/22. I have done a number of web searches and not finding the speaker topic or error message other than three unanswered help requests from others with the same problem dated from July-Sept 2021.

Asked by jn9olvr 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox sorting bookmarks by date not saving..

Hello, I'm trying to sort bookmark folders by date. I followed some threads on-line, but its not saving. Am I missing something? I'm going to Manage Bookmarks (see scre… (read more)

Hello,

I'm trying to sort bookmark folders by date. I followed some threads on-line, but its not saving. Am I missing something?

I'm going to Manage Bookmarks (see screenshot) i'm able to select a folder and click Views and it defaulted to 'unsorted' I select Sort by Added and the latest bookmarks in this area sort by latest on the TOP first. Perfect!

I exit out check bookmarks and they are still sorted in the reverse... meaning latest bookmark is still at the bottom and my very first bookmark in this folder is at the top.

Maybe its not designed this way? if so I don't see the reason to go under Managed Bookmarks and sort by anything if its not going to save that way.

Moral of the story trying to sort by date added in any folder not name (which is only thing I see when right clicking on any folder). I want latest saved bookmarks sorted from TOP down not latest's starting at the bottom.

Thanks

Asked by 22Green 1 year ago

Answered by Zian 1 year ago

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Firefox can't play youtube streams

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure … (read more)

I cannot watch a video on youtube when it is in the process of being live streamed. I remember a time when I was able to, years ago, but I can't any longer. I'm not sure what has changed. I found an article that says to install the optional update called "Windows Media Pack" in apps and features, but no app with that name exists. It was only a year old solution, so I'm unsure of what changed so significantly. I just installed another optional windows update, and also updated the browser, but still doesn't work.

Edition Windows 10 Home Version 21H2 Installed on ‎09-‎Jun-‎20 OS build 19044.1466 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0

Firefox: 97.0 (64-bit)

Asked by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

Answered by tomi.fodor 2 years ago

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transferring FF browser to new computer

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and pa… (read more)

I'm buying a new computer and I'm wondering is there a method/procedure that I can use to transfer the entire FF browser including settings, extensions, bookmarks, and passwords without having to reinstall all those items individually? I know I can save and import bookmarks but what about everything else? I look forward to anyone comments. Thanks

Asked by arejfour 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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dark monde on new tabs

My main screen and drop-down are stuck in a black background. I have changed the setting but they only work once I leave the home screen that shows in a new tab. How do I… (read more)

My main screen and drop-down are stuck in a black background. I have changed the setting but they only work once I leave the home screen that shows in a new tab. How do I get it back to a white background?

Asked by shepherdessann 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox icon change no longer works

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/Cu… (read more)

I use to be able to change firefox icons by adding these files in Firefox under the browser directory

chrome/icons/default/BrowserPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/CustomizeToolbarWindow.ico chrome/icons/default/default.ico chrome/icons/default/downloadManager.ico chrome/icons/default/main-window.ico chrome/icons/default/openLocation.ico chrome/icons/default/places.ico chrome/icons/default/printPageSetupDialog.ico chrome/icons/default/TabMIxPreferences.ico chrome/icons/default/unknownContentType.ico chrome/icons/default/viewSource.ico chrome/icons/default/Wizard.ico

It worked in version 56 but now in version 97 and this no longer works?

Asked by ikhalil 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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Autofill searches in address bar of unwanted results

Hello, How do I disable or remove these autofill searches that I do not use that appear at the very top. They keep appearing such as searching up gamestop it goes to gam… (read more)

Hello,

How do I disable or remove these autofill searches that I do not use that appear at the very top. They keep appearing such as searching up gamestop it goes to gamefaq first or searching maps to get google maps, it gives my local city website map instead.

These have become a nuisance as I never visit these sites.

Thanks!

Asked by G 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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costco travel just spins.

when i ask costcotravel.com to give a price, the site just spins and never gives the info. works fine on chrome. this is new and never happened before the last few week… (read more)

when i ask costcotravel.com to give a price, the site just spins and never gives the info.

works fine on chrome. this is new and never happened before the last few weeks. I did clear the history but still wont answer.

thanks for any help.

Asked by pencil2man 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago