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Unsynced Devices Belonging To Other Household Members Opening Tabs On My Computer

Hi, I have been wanting to switch to Firefox for a while now and I have imported all of my data from Chrome onto Firefox. All the other members of my household use Firefo… (read more)

Hi, I have been wanting to switch to Firefox for a while now and I have imported all of my data from Chrome onto Firefox. All the other members of my household use Firefox on their Mac laptops and iPhones. I have only ever signed into my own account on Firefox, and in the same way I have only ever signed into my own account on Mozilla VPN, which I have used for over a year while living elsewhere and have never had a problem with this. I also have only my own Google account in the data imported from Chrome. I have no one else's information for any account on anything in my device nor, to my knowledge, do they have any account information of mine on theirs. However, sometime in the 10 or so months since I imported my Chrome data - around the same time I moved into a house with others who use Firefox - my laptop's Firefox seems to have...connected somehow, in a way atypical with normal syncing, with the other devices in my house. Occasionally, when I open Firefox on my computer, whatever tab another household member has open on their computer will open instead of a homepage. Also, a little icon pops up occasionally to tell me Firefox is "open on iPhone" when another household member is using Firefox on their iPhone. I use an Android which does not have Firefox installed, so it's not a glitch syncing with my own device. I do not know how this happened and I do not know how to stop it. There doesn't seem to be any evidence of this connection in any place I can see in the preferences window, nor can I find any way to permanently unsync my device's Firefox application from anything unless I sync something first. Any ideas? I'm not that terrible with computers lol, I swear!

Asked by catluv321 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Reset multi-account containers for a website

Summary Reset a site or domain to be no longer associated with a Container I accidentally assigned my search-engine domain to a container. As a result every single searc… (read more)

Summary Reset a site or domain to be no longer associated with a Container

I accidentally assigned my search-engine domain to a container. As a result every single search I perform from the URL bar asks if I'd like to open it in the assigned container instead. I'll select 'Remember my decision, open in current tab' (the current tab being the base no-container Firefox user). Unfortunately this does nothing.

I've searched through the settings and options and I've found no option to get an overview of the domain configurations or to reset a certain site. I've read suggestions online to delete the container, but this isn't an acceptable approach to the problem.

Asked by Platinum00 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmarks folders position defaults to top now

So, I have a couple of bookmarks folders with something like 200+ entries, with the folders themselves on my bookmarks toolbar. Previously, when I opened the folder from … (read more)

So, I have a couple of bookmarks folders with something like 200+ entries, with the folders themselves on my bookmarks toolbar. Previously, when I opened the folder from the toolbar, it would default to the last position observed, e.g. if I selected a bookmark from the middle, it'd open back up to the middle.

It's stopped doing that lately, and instead always opens to the top of the folder. I realize this sounds minor, but it's catastrophic for my use case. Anyone got any tips on how to make it revert to the previous behavior?

Asked by halykan 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Private Window Remembring Site, Maybe

Hi All. If I use a Private Window and start typing a URL of a site I visited before in Private, right after I type the first 2 of 9 letters, it fills in the other 7 lett… (read more)

Hi All.

If I use a Private Window and start typing a URL of a site I visited before in Private, right after I type the first 2 of 9 letters, it fills in the other 7 letters.

Is Firefox remembering that site or is my default search engine, DuckDuckGo?

Zyxian

Asked by Zyxian 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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My mouse wheel doesnt work properly in Firefox

My mouse wheel does work when I try to scroll in any page. The scroll wheel works when I am scrolling though tabs but only if I am holding Shift or Ctrl. It also seems to… (read more)

My mouse wheel does work when I try to scroll in any page. The scroll wheel works when I am scrolling though tabs but only if I am holding Shift or Ctrl. It also seems to work just fine in troubleshooting mode, but nothing else seems to work. This problem started just after Firefox updated to the newest version.

Asked by sti__95 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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password requiered

every time i open firefox it asks me for password, weather it's just google seach or a website i have cookies saved and password already active. i have been useing it n… (read more)

every time i open firefox it asks me for password, weather it's just google seach or a website i have cookies saved and password already active.

i have been useing it now for years in the hope somebody elese is suffering the same as me and would bring it to your attention but no hence reson i am now haveing to ask for your help.

please make it only ask for password once and not pop up every single time i use firefox 50 to a 100 times daly.

i need master password incase i am hacked or a m8 visitor gets noisy and trys lookin at my passwords lol

please please please fix this i would really really appreciate it

Asked by michael 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Code doesn't displayed in browser

The blocks where code should be displayed like on screen and on stackoverflow displayed in a weird manner : replaced with [Object object] i don't have any extensio… (read more)

The blocks where code should be displayed like on screen and on stackoverflow displayed in a weird manner : replaced with [Object object] i don't have any extensions that might cause that

Asked by ankalogan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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in-browser display

After the version 110 update, Firefox has issues displaying text in certain pages like Google Calc, PDF forms, online publication readers. The text seems to break up and … (read more)

After the version 110 update, Firefox has issues displaying text in certain pages like Google Calc, PDF forms, online publication readers. The text seems to break up and fade out. Navigating up and down the page often restores the missing text, but not all of it. Suck pages render without issue in Google Chrome. I am using Firefox in a Linux container within ChromeOS (stable channel), but this issue only started after the latest Firefox update.

It appears that the Firefox v. 111 update has solved this issue.

Asked by tischer.rw 1 year ago

Answered by tischer.rw 1 year ago

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THIS IS NOT CUSTOMER SUPPORT

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF FIREFOX'S "HELP" PAGES CONSTANTLY REDIRECTING ME TO YET ANOTHER PAGE. THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON FOR MOZILLA'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACTUAL CUSTOME… (read more)

I AM SICK AND TIRED OF FIREFOX'S "HELP" PAGES CONSTANTLY REDIRECTING ME TO YET ANOTHER PAGE.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE OR REASON FOR MOZILLA'S FAILURE TO PROVIDE ACTUAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT FROM AN EMPLOYEE.

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR FORCING PEOPLE TO USE SOME KIND OF RIDICULOUS FORUM TO ASK QUESTIONS FROM OTHER USERS INSTEAD OF AN ACTUAL EMPLOYEE.

WHERE IS THE HELP AND CUSTOMER SUPPORT???? WHERE IS THE SUPPOSED FEEDBACK PAGE??? HOW DOES A PERSON ACTUALLY CONTACT FIREFOX???? WHAT'S THE PHONE NUMBER FOR MOZILLA OR FIREFOX??? THIS WEBSITE AND "CUSTOMER SUPPORT" NEEDS TO BE FIXED.

Asked by NONEOFYOURBUSINESS 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Firefox refusing Primary Password

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based… (read more)

Today, after browsing about whether or not I should continue using Firefox as my password manager, I decided to mitigate the most important security flaw in browser based password managers, by setting up a Primary Password. I choose to use an easy to remember 8 word long passphrase as my Primary Password. I noted down the passphrase in my diary. Due to problem while loading YouTube, I decided to restart Firefox by going to about:profiles and selecting "restart normally". This issue where Firefox starts to struggle connecting to internet is a relatively common occurrence on my Firefox install, and restarting Firefox fixes the issue. When Firefox restarted, I was prompted to enter the primary password. I confidently entered my passphrase, but it was rejected. I tried to typing to it more carefully several times. I got my diary and checked it to make sure I was entering the passphrase correctly. Following troubleshooting steps on a similar thread, I restarted firefox, no luck. I than rebooted my computer, issue persisted. I decided to restart Firefox with extensions disabled, and also in troubleshooting mode. Firefox still rejects my passphrase. I have my Firefox account synchronized with two Android phones. Will reinstalling Firefox and syncing with my Firefox account solve the problem? In a similar troubleshooting thread, renaming key4.db and logins.json is suggested. However, it has not been explained very clearly. My logins.json file was modified an hour before disaster, even though I had made no changes to any of my logins or the master password. Is my logins.json corrupted causing the issue? I will like to point out a design flaw in Firefox which might have caused the issue. I usually want to see what I am typing when I am entering an encryption password. This is to make sure that I don't mistype something. However, in Firefox Primary Password configuration window, there is not option to see what you are typing. Firefox relies on low probability of typing the wrong password twice. I don't think devs should be so worried about shoulder attacks to not even allow users option to view what they typing. My case might be that low probability situation where I made the same mistake while typing the passphrase twice.

Asked by sushreysrivastava1999 1 year ago

Answered by sushreysrivastava1999 1 year ago

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Scrolling with the mouse wheel doesn't work.

Hi! I can't scroll with the mouse wheel in Firefox. It works fine in other browsers and programs. If I switch to Safe Mode, the scrolling wheel works. But if I switch b… (read more)

Hi!

I can't scroll with the mouse wheel in Firefox. It works fine in other browsers and programs.

If I switch to Safe Mode, the scrolling wheel works. But if I switch back to normal mode, the wheel does not work again.

I tried to switch off and switch on "Use autoscrolling" and "Use smooth scrolling" settings, but it didn't help.

Unfortunately, "Refresh Firefox…" and reinstalling browser completely did not help.

I am at a loss, please help.

Asked by izmai1 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Since latest update, 50% of my Toolbar is unusable! :(

I've attached an image of what's happening to me. Since last update, the toolbar is 50% allocated to blank space which cannot be used. For example, I cannot drag to res… (read more)

I've attached an image of what's happening to me. Since last update, the toolbar is 50% allocated to blank space which cannot be used.

For example, I cannot drag to resize the search box across to the left side of the toolbar (which is where I like it), nor can any item be dragged or placed there.

I'm pondering (if I know how) installing an older version and preventing updates etc.

Is there another solution? Is anyone else seeing this?

Any tips would be hugely appreciated.

Cheers, Matt (Australia)

Asked by greymacro 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Sync data not showing up

Hi, I recently needed to wipe my drive and reinstall my windows install. Since i was connected to a Firefox account and enabled sync i thought that all my extensions and … (read more)

Hi, I recently needed to wipe my drive and reinstall my windows install. Since i was connected to a Firefox account and enabled sync i thought that all my extensions and bookmarks would show up when i logged back in on my newly reset computer. But problem is that i just logged in and nothing is sync, i lost everything! Is there any way to get it back somehow or is everything lost?

Thank you!

Asked by Jean 1 year ago

Answered by Paul 1 year ago