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Are pinned tabs supposed to be syncing across my devices?

I setup some pinned tabs on my work machine. Came home and installed Firefox but none of the pinned tabs showed up. Sync is turned on. I'm using macbook pro's in both loc… (read more)

I setup some pinned tabs on my work machine. Came home and installed Firefox but none of the pinned tabs showed up. Sync is turned on. I'm using macbook pro's in both locations.

Asked by dbmorley 2 years ago

Answered by Kiki 2 years ago

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Firefox add-on signing using web-ext takes more than 5 minutes!

I am using web-ext to get my extension signed from firefox. Recently, I have noticed that the time it takes to get it signed has increased drastically. My gradle task is… (read more)

I am using web-ext to get my extension signed from firefox. Recently, I have noticed that the time it takes to get it signed has increased drastically.

My gradle task is defined as:


task signFirefoxExtension(dependsOn: ['webExtension', 'npmInstall']) {

   doLast {
       exec {
           // retrieve the node bin path to set the PATH environment
           String nodeBin = file("${project.projectDir}/node").list()[0]
           environment("PATH", "${project.projectDir}/node/$nodeBin/bin:\$PATH")
           commandLine "mkdir", "-p", "$buildDir/browser-extension/firefox/extensions"
           commandLine "${project.projectDir}/node_modules/.bin/web-ext", "sign",
                       "-s", "$buildDir/tmp/webext",
                       "-a", "$buildDir/tmp/webext",
                       "--verbose",
                       "--timeout=300000",
                       "--channel", "unlisted",
                       "--api-key=<KEY>",
                       "--api-secret=<SECRET>"
           standardOutput = new FileOutputStream("${buildDir}/tmp/web-ext.out");
       }
   }

}

I have configured 5 min for the signing timeout but I am seeing frequent timeouts.

Are there others out there facing the same problem? Is there anything that can be done to make this signing faster?

Asked by Vaibhav Tripathi 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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why does the browser change url I enter from http:// to https://

I need to bring up a url with http and not https. However, FireFox keeps changing the url from thing I need (http://) to the thing I do not need (https://). To try stopp… (read more)

I need to bring up a url with http and not https. However, FireFox keeps changing the url from thing I need (http://) to the thing I do not need (https://).

To try stopping this action I verified the browser has absolutely nothing stored in cache or browser data.

Safe mode in FireFox made no difference.

I also turned off the Apache software on the server hosting the site. When that did not alleviate the problem, I disconnected my computer from the internet. FireFox continues to change the url, adding the s in https.

Asked by Carla Rogers 2 years ago

Answered by Carla Rogers 1 year ago

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need to get rid of search marquis

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but ev… (read more)

I had this problem with Safari & Chrome but I was able to fix it. I cannot get rid of "search manager." I have looked into all the items listed that I can find but every time I sign onto Firefox, I'm directed to search manager. I just open a new tab. It is NOT listed as one of the search engines. How can I get rid of it? My home page is a blank page.

Asked by sstrad53 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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All bookmarks lost after update. Restoring bookmarks not working.

Firefox asked me to update every time I opened it. Downloading and installing firefox, always said udating didn't work, download firefox upate now. Tried dozens of times.… (read more)

Firefox asked me to update every time I opened it. Downloading and installing firefox, always said udating didn't work, download firefox upate now. Tried dozens of times. Then said needed to go to new firefox, did that, had to create account, did that, now have lost all the bookmarks. Tried selfhelp to restore bookmarks, incomplete instructions or not working. I would really, really like all my bookmarks back. Thanks for your help, Jane.

Asked by angusangus 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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Bookmark is restoring after I delete it

I'm cleaning out a bookmark folder and I've noticed that when I deleted a folder or bookmark, it'd come right back as soon as I delete it. I'm using the sync feature so n… (read more)

I'm cleaning out a bookmark folder and I've noticed that when I deleted a folder or bookmark, it'd come right back as soon as I delete it. I'm using the sync feature so not sure if it's just being over aggressive.

Asked by Ed Lomonaco 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cut & Paste not working - OSX High Sierra iMac

Cut & Paste is not working either within Firefox or when trying to cut/paste to/from Firefox to/from external file or document. There is no problem with other browse… (read more)

Cut & Paste is not working either within Firefox or when trying to cut/paste to/from Firefox to/from external file or document. There is no problem with other browsers.

Asked by D_M_R 2 years ago

Answered by D_M_R 1 year ago

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Default Search Engine Reverts Back to Google

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts… (read more)

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts back to Google. I've tried this a few times but it always goes back. I've looked for a cookie that might be being deleted, but there are none on my machine (that I can see).

I'm running Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac with Catalina 10.15.2 and also have Firefox apps on an iPhone and iPad.

Can anyone shed any light? Thanks in advance

Asked by stuart22 1 year ago

Answered by stuart22 1 year ago

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Why are my bookmarks frozen?

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with … (read more)

I haven't been able to delete or add to my bookmarks in years! Despite upgrading my MacBook to the latest ios and updating Firefox to the latest version. I've lived with it until now and just haven't used bookmarks in ages, but I want to start using them again. I can't change any bookmarks, in the menu or the toolbar. None of the bookmark buttons or shortcuts work. How can I fix this?

Asked by happycat79 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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New windows open on the wrong monitor

When I have my computer plugged into an external monitor, I want new browser windows to open on the external monitor, but they always open on the computer's monitor. I ha… (read more)

When I have my computer plugged into an external monitor, I want new browser windows to open on the external monitor, but they always open on the computer's monitor. I have gone through the entire process at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/troubleshoot-and-diagnose-firefox-problems (clearing cache etc., trying safe mode, creating a new profile, refreshing Firefox, reinstalling Firefox) and the problem persists. This happens if I manually select "New Tab," "New Window," or "New Private Window" from the File menu with no existing windows open. It also happens if I use the key commands for any of these menu items. It happens if I use the menu bar on the computer's monitor or the menu bar on the external monitor. Opening a window and dragging it from the computer's monitor to the external monitor does not change anything. I've also tried using Divvy (https://mizage.com/divvy/) to move the browser window between windows with a key command, but after moving it this way nothing changes—new windows continue to open on the computer's monitor. How do I set which monitor Firefox will use for displaying new windows and/or get it to remember my preference?

System details:

MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2016) macOS Catalina, Version 10.15.2 Firefox 72.0.2 LG HDR 4K external monitor (Model 27UK850) CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt dock Computer connected to the dock with Thunderbolt 3 LG external monitor connected to the dock with DisplayPort 1.2

Asked by Jimmy 1 year ago

Answered by Jimmy 1 year ago

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need DRM update

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will … (read more)

cannot watch Netflix, message states firefox is installing components, check later. By add-ons is states Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. will be installed shortly, yet I am waiting. what can i do?

Asked by teutonictitan1009 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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Firefox won't install (MacOS 10.15.2 Catalina)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps … (read more)

Firefox initially popped open a window stating that I already had another copy open and so wouldn't open. After some investigating, I found a fix and followed the steps to delete profiles - possibly the cause of the errors. (I had applied this solution once months ago and it had worked then.) Subsequent to this attempt, I was unable to open Firefox - even with the creation of new profile(s). Given the situation, I deleted Firefox entirely by dragging into Trash and emptying the trash and re-logging in. Downloaded a clean new install from the Mozilla website. Although the DMG file downloaded fine, when I attempt to copy app to Applications folder, the system hangs. So now there is no way to re-install Firefox?!

This link /post seems to reflect my condition: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1240427 However at the given location on my computer, I only had a FB video plugin - even after i deleted that, there is no change, i.e. remain unable to implement a fresh new install of Firefox.

Suggestions? Thanks! RT12

p.s. Using a different computer to post this. When I get a chance, I'll go back to the one with this issue and see if I can post the "troubleshooting information".

Asked by RT12 1 year ago

Answered by RT12 1 year ago

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For the past week, Ghostery is grey and not active. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but nothing happens. Please offer suggestion to get Ghostery active.

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really wan… (read more)

Since Ghostery isn't active, many sites are very choppy, my computer has slowed down and now takes forever, pages are not stable and go back to early pages. I really want Ghostery available. I would appreciate recommendations for making Ghostery active. Thank you.

Asked by cmacc 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Is there a way to search pages for multiple terms? Word A or Word B or Word G or...

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search. If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to se… (read more)

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search.

If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to search multiple pages, it's a lot of extra typing.

If other people have asked this same question since 57, well, support.mozilla.org does not have a working search function. Apparently Findbar Tweaks provided this function up through 56. But searching "Findbar" in addons.mozilla.org yields every other kind of bar, but nothing involving the findbar, because, well, addons.mozilla.org does not have a working search function, because it stems and defaults to OR searches.

Multi-Keywords Highlighter can highlight these results, but can't help me navigate to each one.

Willing to consider another browser, but must be able to block flashing, block animation, and block blinking cursors, due to neuro issues.

Asked by MarjaE 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why does New York Times open in Facebook Container?

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the Ne… (read more)

When I load the New York Times website, it opens automatically in the Facebook container. I have cleared all history and restarted the browser and then opened only the New York Times -- no other tabs/sites -- and it still opens in Facebook Container. Does anyone know why that happens and/or how to stop it from happening? The whole point of Facebook Container is to isolate it from everything else you're doing so it can't track all your other business. What you're reading in the NYT is a lot of business for Facebook to be tracking...

Asked by jumblemails 1 year ago

Answered by jumblemails 1 year ago

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Why is Facebook allowed to hijack back button?

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and re… (read more)

When searching on Google I sometime click on a link that takes me to Facebook. As soon as this happens the back button is greyed out and I have to close the window and restart my search. Why are Facebook allowed to have this annoying feature and is there a way to stop it?

Asked by firefox492 1 year ago

Answered by firefox492 1 year ago

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CTV.ca part of the web site doesn't display

If I place the site "https://www.ctv.ca/Full-Episodes/A-Z" which is a local TV site FF 72.02 on a Mac does not display the channels. all add-ons where turned off and anot… (read more)

If I place the site "https://www.ctv.ca/Full-Episodes/A-Z" which is a local TV site FF 72.02 on a Mac does not display the channels. all add-ons where turned off and another browser on the same machine disaplyed the channels.

This appears to be a problem?

Asked by Mace2 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Can't navigate through page via TAB key

When I press TAB the elements of focus are only Firefox navigation elements and input fields on the page. I've recorded a video with full cycle of tabing throug all eleme… (read more)

When I press TAB the elements of focus are only Firefox navigation elements and input fields on the page. I've recorded a video with full cycle of tabing throug all elements.

https://send.firefox.com/download/3a273b209cbfb844/#cNn--aTePTb7lTWLCkdt8w

Asked by woodrunsdeep 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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firefox not recognized if I re-start my mac OS Catalina

Ever since I updated my Mac OS to Catalina, and updated Firefox to 70, any time I re-start my computer, Firefox does not recognize previous sessions and I have to open my… (read more)

Ever since I updated my Mac OS to Catalina, and updated Firefox to 70, any time I re-start my computer, Firefox does not recognize previous sessions and I have to open my tabs - including pinned tabs - over again. Then I get messages on my other devices saying Firefox has been opened on a new device. It doesn't recognize that I've been running Firefox before.

Asked by dianneblackburn2001 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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my screen changed and now covers my dock in full screen mode it used to show the dock with full screen view

I use a mac and i used to be able to see both my dock and the apple controls on top when i was using firefox full screen, now I have to hover over it to make it show up..… (read more)

I use a mac and i used to be able to see both my dock and the apple controls on top when i was using firefox full screen, now I have to hover over it to make it show up...HELP it is so annoying

Asked by mikeandjuliejudy 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago