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BOOKMARKS Automatically Opening

Bookmarks Sidebar Automatically Opening. Please advise how to stop. Suddenly started happening once before [April 7, 2022], self corrected itself. Happening again [April … (read more)

Bookmarks Sidebar Automatically Opening. Please advise how to stop. Suddenly started happening once before [April 7, 2022], self corrected itself. Happening again [April 6, 2024]

No windows/tabs with bookmarks are open.

⬛️ When using top menu bar to open a new window does not occur; ⬛️ When using current window to add a new tab does not occur;

⬛️ When right clicking Firefox icon in dock to open new window,

    New window opens with bookmarks open.

FF Version 124.0.2 Thank you for your time and help.

Asked by Jemmma 3 months ago

Answered by Jemmma 3 months ago

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How to stop FF from opening my downloaded documents in the browser

Hello, In the past, FF downloaded documents without opening them in the browser. This is two weeks now that whenever I download a document, FF is now opening the documen… (read more)

Hello,

In the past, FF downloaded documents without opening them in the browser. This is two weeks now that whenever I download a document, FF is now opening the document in the browser without asking me.

I welcome if someone could tell me what I can do to stop FF from opening the documents.

Thanks for any help you can offer me.

Asked by rcalldr 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Why did my firefox profile jump from 120MB to 745MB suddenly?

The increase happened here: /storage/permanent/chrome/idb/3870112724rsegmnoittet-es.files/ 79 files taking 590MB created in 3 minutes, out of nowhere. Why were all these… (read more)

The increase happened here: /storage/permanent/chrome/idb/3870112724rsegmnoittet-es.files/

79 files taking 590MB created in 3 minutes, out of nowhere. Why were all these large files created?

Using Linux Mint, Firefox 125.0.2

Asked by Tony 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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disable tab detaching (tear-off) when dragging down

When i click on a tab, if I am not perfectly steady at the time of the click, Firefox opens the tab in a new windows. It happens several times a day, it's quite annoying.… (read more)

When i click on a tab, if I am not perfectly steady at the time of the click, Firefox opens the tab in a new windows. It happens several times a day, it's quite annoying. Searching for solutions in the support page, I've found that there was an add-on to disable this function, but now it's not available anymore. Is there a solution in 2024?

Asked by odioidentisti 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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Arrow keys not working like normal

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not… (read more)

Twice in the past 2-3 weeks I have had to restart the computer, Linux Mint 21.2 Firefox 124(when updated in the past couple of days), due to the mouse freezing up and not being able to move the mouse on the screen. That's not the current problem, but it might help direct things to the final solution.

After the most recent reboot last night now I'm having a rather problem. The up/down arrow keys are no longer scroll me up and down a webpage like they always have in the past. Instead of doing smooth scrolling like they always use to, now they are scrolling me up and down the links on a web page. For example, if I were to be on youtube it would first want to scroll me down the left side links before taking me through each and every video link, when the page goes to load in more videos than it wants to go back and scroll me down the left side links again. It acts like it is taking me through the html code, line by line, instead of scrolling me smoothly down the webpage. The only way I can scroll smoothly down the webpage is to use the mouse on the scrollbar on the right side. It does this both in normal mode and in Troubleshooting Mode.

I have checked and beret scrolling is false as well as beret_shortcut. Use autoscrolling, use smooth scrolling, show scrollbars and always underline links are all clicked on. Always use the cursor keys to navigate within pages is unclicked. I have tried different changes between clicking on and unclicking those options with no change being noticed.

How can I get this back to the way it used to run?

Asked by nayrdrofwarc 3 months ago

Answered by nayrdrofwarc 3 months ago

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Incredible slow download speeds with 999Mbps connection (below 15Mbps)

Just recently Firefox seems to have its downloads capped at 15-16 meg speedtests show the full 1Gig speed OPERA AND EDGE both download at the full 999 megs but firefox … (read more)

Just recently Firefox seems to have its downloads capped at 15-16 meg speedtests show the full 1Gig speed OPERA AND EDGE both download at the full 999 megs but firefox has recently stopped downloading any faster then 19 meg

what in firefox could be causing this its not happening in any other browser.

Asked by firefox2776 2 months ago

Answered by firefox2776 2 months ago

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Cloudflare Verify you are human looping

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite … (read more)

I have been experiencing a problem with Cloudflare specifically on one site (character.ai) and when the verify you are human pops up. It takes me in a seemingly infinite loop. On the Cloudflare community site they say it could be because of things like adblock but even without any adblock or anything of the sort on it does the same thing. Sadly Cloudflare community doesn't support being used on Firefox. So maybe they don't support being used on Firefox in general? I have contacted the actual websites support but they don't seem to even read submitted inquiries because I never hear anything back from them except the automated message they received it. It is now preventing me from using certain things in general which as before it wasn't that big of a deal but recently they changed the site layout and still allowed you to use the old layout but the verification blocks you from using the old layout. The first one is one from a couple of weeks ago when it only effected me trying to open things in a separate tab and the second one is the newer one which prevents me from accessing the old layout. I'm not sure what to do about it since nothing I specifically could do to solve it has helped. I have opted into sharing data under troubleshooting IDK how well that'll help.

Asked by Lilynette 3 months ago

Answered by Lilynette 3 months ago

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Startpage Search Engine

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get. For no apparent reason I wi… (read more)

This problem exists ONLY on Firefox. I vary search engines, from DuckDuckGo to Presearch and Startpage depending on the search results I get.

For no apparent reason I will get a "suspended connection" message on Startpage while using the Firefox browser. I have included both the link and a screenshot of the problematic page. The page will open perfectly several times, and then suddenly, in the same session, if I open a new Startpage tab, this message will appear. While the suspended connection message is visible in Firefox / Startpage, I will try Startpage in Edge, Opera, Chrome and Midori, and they all open to the Starpage beautifully.

I am using the Firefox 125.0.3 browser, I have cleared caches and cookies, and run full malware scans, with zero negative results, and yet this problem persists. It is sporadic, and does not occur on a predictable basis. It occurs whether the Mozilla VPN is on or not, and switching from on to off or off to on changes nothing, even after refreshing the page.

I am assuming that this is a Firefox issue, as the problem does not occur on other browsers

I can easily switch browsers and / or search engines, but Firefox in conjuction with Startpage is my preferred combo. I just find it frustrating in that I cannot fix it myself.

So....Ehhhh...what's up doc?

https://www.startpage.com/sp/captcha-block#?bc=US&bi=QuadraNet&be=a2667ecaaf93ae9c091acfff4cebeacc&bds_t=1715638671T77bc1f599823650a2bba749db91bb9c806807a1edc0a34414bf50516dbe0e125&bds_s=dd88ea12048c4efdb6fb4d366c52ae8f&lui=english&cat=web&language=english&t=night&cmd=gen_page

Asked by EmJay Dubbya 2 months ago

Answered by EmJay Dubbya 1 month ago

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Every download fails, including extensions

Hi there, On the 23. of Mai I first noticed that I am unable to download any files whatsoever. I tried downloading .exe files and also a .csv file. When I try to downloa… (read more)

Hi there,

On the 23. of Mai I first noticed that I am unable to download any files whatsoever. I tried downloading .exe files and also a .csv file. When I try to download one of these files it appears in the downloads window but immediately goes to the status "Failed". Any retry fails as well.

The same thing goes for extensions. I cannot download any extensions or plugins using my Firefox browser. Since I reinstalled Firefox I can now also not use Plex because Firefox can't install the required plugins.

I will attach screenshots of all the errors I get.

All of the above worked when I tried it on the Edge browser.

Firefox version: 126.0 Windows 11

Things I have tried to fix the issue:

  • Use the network connection from my phone instead of my home network
  • Disable firewall and windows defender
  • Reinstall Firefox
  • Refresh Firefox
  • Downgrade to version 125.0.1 and 122.0
  • Reset router to factory settings
  • Flush dns
  • Restart PC
  • Manually delete profile folder
  • Delete temp files
  • Change download destination
  • Disable "Block dangerous and deceptive content"
  • Troubleshoot Mode

Is Firefox using some other temporary folder for downloads?

Any ideas on how to fix this issue would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Asked by hawkes.j 1 month ago

Answered by hawkes.j 1 month ago

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Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue (SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER)

Hi I have a problem with the configuration of my Firefox. (I hope it is not something more serious like a malware or a security break) Firefox version 124.0 (64bit) Os: … (read more)

Hi I have a problem with the configuration of my Firefox. (I hope it is not something more serious like a malware or a security break)

Firefox version 124.0 (64bit) Os: Windows 10 Pro (64bit) 10.0.19045 Build 19045

Step to reproduce

  1. 1. I go to: https://wwws.tesoro.es/index.aspx (website of the Spanish gov)
  2. 2. I click on the link: Cl@ve in the center of the page (that should bring me to https://pasarela.clave.gob.es/Proxy2/ServiceProvider)
  3. 3. I receive an error page "Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue" "SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER" (see the attached screenshot)

Things I tried

  • I followed the same steps on Chrome on the same machine

The website works

  • I followed the same steps on the same Firefox in Incognito mode on the same machine

The website DOESN'T work

  • I followed the same steps on a completely new Firefox profile on the same machine

The website DOESN'T work

  • I followed the same steps on Firefox on a different machine (same Firefox version, windows 11)

The website works

Asked by wheaterbelfanti.ulf.b1.40.2 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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No option for picture in picture on twitch

I've just switched to firefox from brave, and theres no button on twitch to enable picture in picture. Using the keyboard shortcut (cmd+option+shift+]) works, but I'd muc… (read more)

I've just switched to firefox from brave, and theres no button on twitch to enable picture in picture. Using the keyboard shortcut (cmd+option+shift+]) works, but I'd much rather click something on the screen. On brave there used to be a picture in picture button alongside settings, theatre mode, and fullscreen buttons, but on firefox this has been replaced by a clip button. There's no option for it if I right click (this works on youtube), and no option in the address bar for either twitch or youtube. I've tried disabling all my extensions and lowering protections but nothing seems to work.

Asked by Jacob 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Firefox keeps offering to translate websites, this is EXTREMELY unwanted

Firefox keeps offering to translate websites, your new feature. I neither want it to, nor do I appreciate ads, because it is simply you advertising your new product. I … (read more)

Firefox keeps offering to translate websites, your new feature.

I neither want it to, nor do I appreciate ads, because it is simply you advertising your new product.

I have looked at the settings and there are 0 languages for which I've set it so it will offer me to translate and 0 for which it will do. Besides the fact I do speak and read multiple languages; it is not a feature I am interested in.

So when I set it so it will not bug me about it and every time I enter a foreign language site the little pop-up shows; that's some serious unwanted ads and also clearly FAR more tracking than FF is even supposed to be doing.

I have used firefox for nearly 15 years, but I'm honestly wondering if I should find another privacy focused browser One that doesn't spam me with little pop-ups over it's latest ill-conceived stupid feature.

So you could help by actually NEVER-EVER under any fucking circumstances show this stupid translation pop-up UNLESS I put I request it to do so in the settings or at the very LEAST allow me to turn it off.

Asked by Zoutpeper 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Copy Link Without Site Tracking on Facebook

When I'm clicking "Copy Link Without Site Tracking" on Facebook, I'm getting a very long link like: [0=AZXHU5Fm3iETylzElY4qHRw27uWnI_VbYwCYYbj6x6BPjGaj_yfVTLR8fIvGILOGciQ… (read more)

When I'm clicking "Copy Link Without Site Tracking" on Facebook, I'm getting a very long link like: [0=AZXHU5Fm3iETylzElY4qHRw27uWnI_VbYwCYYbj6x6BPjGaj_yfVTLR8fIvGILOGciQm0_XpeFu6uqxnV147PjmDPArCU4fCaydKmZ6_0BAp3j7mfUtGQhNPJQKsjPAK1sN0M7CjPgKHhIlL7_Mb2poXSVjQwF_nMhqHO7Xc_XTtdLQw9hxaPV5qUcKm8rbrWus&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R https://www.facebook.com/PilsetaCilvekiem/posts/pfbid0EqFQ5TwTkHeowowTc7ArY8T7ATCjxXvWiUzXJeDxCjCcQHFwt4h8PK9eJaEiaYiml?__cft__[0]=AZXHU5Fm3iETylzElY4qHRw27uWnI_VbYwCYYbj6x6BPjGaj_yfVTLR8fIvGILOGciQm0_XpeFu6uqxnV147PjmDPArCU4fCaydKmZ6_0BAp3j7mfUtGQhNPJQKsjPAK1sN0M7CjPgKHhIlL7_Mb2poXSVjQwF_nMhqHO7Xc_XTtdLQw9hxaPV5qUcKm8rbrWus&__tn__=%2CO%2CP-R].

Would it be possible to remove URL parameters "__cft__[0]" and "__tn__"? Because https://www.facebook.com/PilsetaCilvekiem/posts/pfbid0EqFQ5TwTkHeowowTc7ArY8T7ATCjxXvWiUzXJeDxCjCcQHFwt4h8PK9eJaEiaYiml opens the same post.

Asked by mihails.simvulidi 4 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 4 months ago

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Firefox does not open links in Thunderbird emails, but Chrome and Brave do

Clicking on a link in a Thunderbird email does not cause Firefox (the default browser) to open that link. If either Chrome or Brave is set as the default browser, they w… (read more)

Clicking on a link in a Thunderbird email does not cause Firefox (the default browser) to open that link. If either Chrome or Brave is set as the default browser, they will correctly open the link. Obviously, the problem is with Firefox, not with Thunderbird. I raised this issue several years ago and have never received a response. I have drastically reduced my use of Firefox accordingly. I am primarily a Linux user (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, gnome shell 3.36).

Asked by susankissinger 3 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 3 months ago

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monitor does not work: Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

No way to ASK a question in the Monitor section, there is no GET HELP button. Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more i… (read more)

No way to ASK a question in the Monitor section, there is no GET HELP button.

Application error: a client-side exception has occurred (see the browser console for more information).

In general, getting to the "ask a question" button in the support website is like finding hens teeth.

Didn't there used to be a Discussions forum, where you could see all of the questions being asked?

Asked by FireFoxSucks 4 months ago

Answered by FireFoxSucks 4 months ago

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I can't turn off SafeSearch, set on Strict by default

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue? … (read more)

Bing says my browser is the one to set my SafeSearch on strict by default, but I can't find the option to turn it off. Is there even an option or is this a Bing issue?

Asked by lu 4 months ago

Answered by lu 4 months ago

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Disable Norton Safe Search

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there.… (read more)

I want to disable Norton Safe Search. I followed Inst. Menu, add ons, extension tab, clicked the 3 dots & then delete. Restarted my computer, but it's still there. I definitely need help.

Asked by joneseda 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Facebook News Feed on my laptop

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed … (read more)

For the past week, when I sign into Facebook, the news feed is constantly refreshing itself. Once in a while the first post will stay, but the remainder of the news feed keeps refreshing. It is impossible to read anything as posts flash on and off, mostly off. The news feed is the only thing that is affected, visiting pages for likes and groups load and display properly, as do the games I play. The same occurs if in the private window mode. This does not happen if in the Chrome browser. What can be done to correct this situation?

Asked by phambel 4 months ago

Answered by phambel 4 months ago

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Can't pin extensions to the tool bar (url bar)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old in… (read more)

Installed Firefox 122 in a new Windows 10 installation and added some extensions (e.g. Gesturefly, Update Scanner, uBlock Origin, Uppity). These pinned fine on my old installation. But I cannot find how to pin them on the new.

All the help I have found Googling, or using search here, says go to the Add-ons Manager page and right-click the extension and use "pin to toolbar". Alternatively click the extension and click the gear icon and use "pin to toolbar". But when I right-click there is no pin to toolbar context menu entry. If I left-click the gear I get "Check for Updates, View Recent Updates, Install Add-on From File, Debug Add-ons, Update Add-ons Automatically, Reset All Add-ons to Update Automatically, Manage Extension Shortcuts". If I right-click the gear I get a line of icons (left, right, reload, star) followed by "Open Image in New Tab, Copy Image Link, Email Image, Save Page As, Select All, View Pate Source, Inspect Accessibility Properties, Inspect (Q)". If I right-click the extension in the Add-ons Manager page itself, I get a very similar list. In no case is there a pin to toolbar option.

How do I pin an extension, given the above? What have I messed up?

Asked by OneMoreName 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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PiP/Picture In Picture Bug

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, someti… (read more)

When streaming a video and using PiP, after opening another window or program and then pausing said video that is currently being played on the PiP player window, sometimes this causes the actual video itself being played via the PiP player window to freeze. So the video is paused and I want to resume play but when clicking the 'play' button on the PiP player window the video refuses to play.

The only way to clear this bug is to click the 'close' button or the 'back to tab' button on the PiP player window and then refresh the actual web page. After refreshing the web page and repeating the same steps - the PiP player window works just fine with playing and pausing, but it's annoying that I have to do this.

Asked by TheThingKing 5 months ago

Answered by TheThingKing 5 months ago