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Importing bookmarks from chromium browers to firfox

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). … (read more)

I was switching my browser from Brave, a chrome based browser, back to Firefox because Brave doesn't can't run some of the stuff my uni learning management system (LMS). I tried importing my browser bookmarks and passwords to Firefox but the importing feature on Firefox doesn't show Brave as one of the browsers it can take the data from. I want to know if there's anyway I can fix this or if there's no hope for importing data from chromium browsers to Firefox.

Asked by LegendsDem 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How do I change a website Favicon?

Hi, I have seen instructions on the Google search on how to do this but the instructions don't line up with the current version of Firefox. YouTube videos are all about u… (read more)

Hi, I have seen instructions on the Google search on how to do this but the instructions don't line up with the current version of Firefox. YouTube videos are all about using code which is beyond me. There must be a piece of software (app) or some other simple way to do this. Has anyone found a way yet?

Thanks, Pete

Asked by peted11 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Copy from Firefox not working on Ubuntu

I'm posting this as a question because other ones on the topic are closed for comments Anyway, I seem to have found the solution - sync clipboards using ClipIt (http://cl… (read more)

I'm posting this as a question because other ones on the topic are closed for comments

Anyway, I seem to have found the solution - sync clipboards using ClipIt (http://clipit.rspwn.com/) or some other clipboard manager

My case - hopefully FF devs find this useful: 1. Paste works - I paste screenshots, text copied from terminal, and other stuff 2. Copy text from FF page, or hitting a copy button on a page, works only partially - I can paste in other GUI apps but not in terminal

   The snippet does appear in ClipIt. When I select it, it becomes available to paste in terminal

3. Copy text from FF address box works - I can paste anywhere

The recommended solution from FF support is to "reset", which means "factory reset" - this doesn't solve the problem and kills all yous addins, bookmartks, settings, etc. FF support stop suggesting stupid solutions!

I have also played with the settings - there was something there wrt copy/paste - it worked for a few hours

My guess is that Firefox is doing something wrong when placing things in the clipboard. Placing in the wrong clipboard or maybe you should place it in multiple clipboards and please make it configurable in case you screw it.

Asked by yakov.b 1 year ago

Answered by JP 1 year ago

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view bookmarks sidebar

i used to have view bookmarks sidebar on toolbar, so it would open side panel with bookmarks with 1 click. installed firefox again and its not there, how do i get the boo… (read more)

i used to have view bookmarks sidebar on toolbar, so it would open side panel with bookmarks with 1 click. installed firefox again and its not there, how do i get the bookmarks toolbar SIDEBAR button back? i dont want to use ctrl b or click multiple times to open the sidebar.

assistance appreciated

Asked by finelookin105 1 year ago

Answered by finelookin105 1 year ago

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scale feature is not working correctly

Hey there ! i am working in hospital as Approval Coordinator using https://onlineservices.bupa.com.sa. Before sometimes Firefox was working 100% correctly, but after upda… (read more)

Hey there ! i am working in hospital as Approval Coordinator using https://onlineservices.bupa.com.sa. Before sometimes Firefox was working 100% correctly, but after update , i cannot able to print the document correctly. scale feature is not scaling document , moreover please include some ruler option under print preview screen, so that we can adjust the print. i have been using Firefox for more than 15 years.

Asked by Viki 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Flickering Ui`s on twitch\youtube

Hi there. When watching twitch or youtube on one screen everything is just fine. I do have 2 monitors, and sometimes i watch 2 twitch streamers at the same time. or one w… (read more)

Hi there. When watching twitch or youtube on one screen everything is just fine. I do have 2 monitors, and sometimes i watch 2 twitch streamers at the same time. or one with youtube and one with twitch. Everything have been working just fine, but for maybe 2 weeks ago, the UI or stuff around the video\stream im watching is flickering. This only happens when watching 2 videos at same time. It flickers on both. The video itself is just fine, but everything around is flickering, like chat on twitch, or the recommended videos on the rightside of youtube video window. Turning Safe mode on and it stops. uninstalling all addons, and the problem is still there. And still work fine in Safe mode. Havent done any changes anywhere with firefox, and only use 2 addons. And if im watching 2 videos and scrolls down and up on one of the screens, it flickers even more. Hardware Acc is off.

Asked by Fangorian 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Wistia videos not playing

Hi all, I am doing this online course and all lectures are online videos using Wistia platform. I have recently installed Linux Mint 20.2 and latest version of Firefox bu… (read more)

Hi all,

I am doing this online course and all lectures are online videos using Wistia platform. I have recently installed Linux Mint 20.2 and latest version of Firefox but the videos don't work. Page loads fine except the video where only a large grey box shows with no controls. This was also an issue when I was using Linux Mint 18.xx but at least it worked in Opera which I was also using at that time. Now it doesn't work in either Firefox or Opera. is this perhaps an HTML5 issue? Don't think Wistia are able to offer any support and neither is my course provider. Their response was 'this is weird, works fine on our computers'.

thanks in advance for any assistance

Asked by Marsian 1 year ago

Answered by Marsian 1 year ago

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Video Speed Control Not Working Anymore

Hi, I had been using this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../video-speed-control/] and I had no problems with it, until today when I went to increase the sp… (read more)

Hi,

I had been using this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../video-speed-control/] and I had no problems with it, until today when I went to increase the speed of a video I was watching, and it wouldn't work no matter what. Clicking to increase the video speed doesn't make the video go faster, as it should.

I uninstalled it and installed many other video speed controller addons, one by one, but none of them work at all either!

The video speed control had been working perfectly well up until now, and I hadn't modified any settings or anything else, that might cause it to stop working.

So how can I get this video speed control addon: [|https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-speed-control/] to work for me again? Help! I don't want to switch web browsers.

Thank you very much for your time and help, I really appreciate it!

Asked by Clara Klein 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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[SOLVED] How to prevent website body background color from coloring my scrollbars?

I operate a website in which the body background is black. My background image has a black background. And inside the body, I place a white-background div, which carrie… (read more)

I operate a website in which the body background is black. My background image has a black background. And inside the body, I place a white-background div, which carries the text. My issue is, the scroll trough is some shade of black and the scrollbar is a lesser shade of black.

On any white-body website, I have visible shades of grey and I can see my scrollbar controls.

Where do I go to apply !important CSS rules to my browser interface? I want to establish a suitable color scheme for my scrollbars that override website CSS.

//EDIT: I've found a few typos and fixed them, above. I have then added the text below:.

If I edit the stylesheet to change the body background color on the website, it affects the scrollbar coloring, and ruins the website appearance.

Only if some developer would use the Linux system colors in Firefox so that theme colors are the same in Firefox as they are in the Linux apps that follow the rules, then Firefox would be a much better browser. Is there an add-on that will resolve this issue?

Is there a CSS fix that I can apply? In past decades, websites wanted to color the scrollbars but they are the property of the user, not an extension of the website. What's become of that idea?

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 year ago

Answered by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 year ago

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Duplicate devices in "Send Tab to Device" list - but not in accounts.firefox.com

I have many duplicate entries in the "Send Tab to Device" menu, which I believe are from old installs. This occurs on both desktop version of Firefox and Firefox Android.… (read more)

I have many duplicate entries in the "Send Tab to Device" menu, which I believe are from old installs. This occurs on both desktop version of Firefox and Firefox Android.

The problem is they do not appear in https://accounts.firefox.com/settings#connected-services so I cannot remove them. Only the actual devices I am using appear there.

Any ideas?

Asked by apathetic 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Printing at Reduced Scale Cuts Off Page

I have an issue where Firefox is cutting off the lower half of each page (blank) when I print with reduced scale. It is an issue that only occurs in Firefox—I have tried … (read more)

I have an issue where Firefox is cutting off the lower half of each page (blank) when I print with reduced scale. It is an issue that only occurs in Firefox—I have tried another browser. I have tried three printers and it causes the issue on all of them. The issue occurs on all web pages I have tried. I have reset the print settings in Firefox, run Firefox in troubleshooting mode, and refreshed Firefox.

Print preview will show the pages correctly with reduced size, but when printed, the bottom half of each page is blank. However, in print preview, if I change the settings to only print the first page, the preview will then show the first page with the bottom half missing.

I am wondering if this problem is caused by the latest Windows update. That is the last change to the computer I am aware of before this printing problem occurred.

Anything else I can try to resolve this issue?

Asked by n_s_assistant 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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Facebook Messenger not loading complete page Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.fa… (read more)

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/1234... I tried disabling uBlock Origin, Privacy Possum, Privacy badger, page still won't load completely, just partially and "locks up".

Asked by Craiga 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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EPUB files open multiple tabs & will not stop!!!

Hello, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search Installed on 90.0.2 (64-bit… (read more)

Hello,

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search

Installed on 90.0.2 (64-bit).

Works fine when opening an EPUB from the browser but if I double click on an EPUB file it opens multiple tabs & will not stop, has anyone else encountered this & been able to fix it?

Windows 10 Asus laptop, no issues with anythng else, am wondering if Windows 10 App settings could have anything to do with it but have not been able to find a way to disable default settings completely? Alternately is there something I can do via about:config on Firefox to alter this?

Ideally I don't want to have to uninstall Firefox completely in the hopes of seeing if a fresh install will stop this issue arising.

Thanks

Asked by Scratchyer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Print at reduced scale printing at correct scale but also cropped by same reduced scale

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. P… (read more)

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. Printing to US Letter size (which had been broken with "na_letter" being stuffed in to the config at one point, but I switched it back to "US Letter" and then it started working again a few months ago - Thank you).

I see some similar questions listed, so this may be simply adding information to something known:

Printing with "Fit to page fit" works fine, with correct preview. Print with scale set to 100% works fine, with correct preview.

Printing with scale set to less than 100% (say 70% or 80%) showed in the preview the page rescaled as expected. The actual printed output is also rescaled as expected, but the page size gets cropped at the right and bottom by what appears to be the same percentage, ending up with lost content. The bit that does print seems to match what is shown in the print preview perfectly, suggesting it would have been totally perfect if the print area had not been cropped along with reducing the text and image sizes.

I tried the "Print using the system dialogue" option, and the printed result had the same pathology.

Same problem also happens when I print to PDF. For this I tried doing the same thing twice, both scaled at 70%, and on comparing found that the preview in firefox had also become cropped a bit but not to the same extent. I did not notice any cropping for the first print to PDF, but now seem unable to get back to what I saw originally in the preview, with correct resizing and no cropping. Playing around some more with printing at 100% vs 70% vs 80% to "fit to page width", I seem to be getting changing crops happening each time in the preview for the reduced sizes.

But the preview and print are both still correct for 100% scaling and for "fit to page width".

Sample web page I used here was https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-shoulder-workout-for-better-posture?utm_source=pocket-newtab The screen shot shows the preview after the first reduced print to PDF, with no settings changed. The little bit of side cropping seen in the preview did not happen when I did the first print to PDF.

Asked by douglasgilbertson 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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Keyboard changed

I need help changing my keyboard layout in Firefox, as I´m not able to find the right settings. I'm currently using a British keyboard (with @ below the 'Esc') layout on … (read more)

I need help changing my keyboard layout in Firefox, as I´m not able to find the right settings. I'm currently using a British keyboard (with @ below the 'Esc') layout on a keyboard with American keyboard (with ` below the 'Esc') layout. I´m thankful that it is still a QWERTY-layout but for example the ´ and ' are on different places than I can see and from what I'm used to.

So, how can I change the keyboard layout on Firefox?

On my OS I sure have the right settings for my keyboard, I think it changed on my web browser when it updated.

Please ask first if you don't understand the question, thank you.

Asked by maarten0911 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Address bar: how to get rid of search engine suggestion ?

Hello. For searching with search engine I always use an advanced search providing options (never the address bar search engine suggestion of FF). Thus the engine suggesti… (read more)

Hello. For searching with search engine I always use an advanced search providing options (never the address bar search engine suggestion of FF). Thus the engine suggestion, located on the 1st line of the drop-down list of suggestions, is just annoying due to its uselessness and its location before my helpful bookmarks and browsing history.

It's just a detail but the clearer the visual information are (without any interference, noise), the faster the right choice is made.

I tuned FF configuration as neatly as possible about this topic but the phenomenon persists. Privacy & security -> Address bar: 'Search engines' is unchecked. Search -> Search bar: 'Search bar in tool bar' is preferred to avoid it to operate in the type field (no option for no search at all).

           -> 'Provide search suggestions' is unchecked.
           -> 'Search Shortcuts' are unchecked for search engines.

Please see screen shots attached.

Could FF experts provide any help ? Regards. j-p

Asked by j-p_FF 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Different bookmarks in different profiles in same account

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't se… (read more)

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't seem to work. I open firefox with work profile and see my work bookmarks, then I close and reopen with private profile and see my private bookmarks, then I close and reopen again with work profile and now I still see my private bookmarks instead of my work bookmarks. Firefox just unsolicitedly takes the private bookmarks over to the work profile. This can't be how it's supposed to be, right? Because what would be the point of having different profiles? I hope you can help me with this.

Asked by lop192 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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An extension installed globally for all users (in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions) does not load for an unobvious reason

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozil… (read more)

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/. All extensions load normally, except Auto Tab Discard. When running firefox with the -jsconsole option, I see what the screenshot shows (the message "Invalid addon ID"). But the installation to user profile is successful. I add the extension ID to manifest.json, and get the following output in the console: addons.xpi-utils WARN addMetadata: Add-on {c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} is invalid: Error: File /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} does not contain a valid manifest(resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:669:11) What can go wrong?

System: Debian 11 (bullseye) Firefox version: 91.4.1esr (amd64)

If you need any other information, please ask, I will write it down.

Asked by zostajekni 8 months ago

Answered by zostajekni 8 months ago