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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 2 years ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 2 years ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Frequent Firefox Crashes

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports: bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720 7/19/2020 8:43 PM bp-0… (read more)

I am very disappointed with Firefox because of VERY FREQUENT CRASHES! I have the following crash reports:

bp-2544f95b-926b-4b8f-b0e1-6c9740200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-0b9fdd52-483e-4581-97d5-861d10200619	6/19/2020 4:06 PM
bp-5b3993e3-5adc-4e32-b802-ce4c20200619	6/19/2020 1:13 PM
bp-3c2a8dd5-3a51-47cc-8839-def410200405	4/4/2020 9:09 PM
bp-03a34b6a-6a74-4dd7-912e-1f13e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-cdb8fe65-262e-4996-b7fe-49d5e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-68d37e22-b489-4d63-8510-4a1590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-afc84b54-9e95-4cde-ba08-004910200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-5bf341c1-bd41-4dca-8265-3317a0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-8be1cee7-a3c6-40d6-ba06-dad220200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-30bdb348-5713-4934-afc7-23ade0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-9d81d0a3-2cb8-4924-97e3-add9e0200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
bp-bcccc6a2-4cf3-44ec-95db-690590200720	7/19/2020 8:43 PM
table end

I have run Firefox in Safe Mode, and I still get the crashes, often on a Checkout page after getting an order together. My software is updated to the latest versions available, and I have kept my security up to date. If we cannot find a fix to stop all this crashing, I'll have to give up on Firefox as being highly unreliable. Since I am totally blind, RELIABILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME!

Asked by Dave 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Pinned tabs disappear

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with onl… (read more)

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with only one instance of Firefox?

Asked by soljeni 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Change pdf viewer background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`)… (read more)

Hey there, awesomes! I'd like to change my Firefox pdf viewer's background color (both sides of the pdf) to dark, currently it shows light gray (see `background_bg.png`). And here is effect I want it to look like (see screenshot from Chrome `wished_bg.png`). Thanks in advance (:

PS: I don't want to change my theme to dark. It seems I have to change my css, but I dunno which & how.

Asked by Mark Taylor 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox Lockwise

I have a question about Lockwise and the integration of Monitor. It is claimed that since version 76, Firefox alerts for vulnerable passwords and breaches. In this arti… (read more)

I have a question about Lockwise and the integration of Monitor.

It is claimed that since version 76, Firefox alerts for vulnerable passwords and breaches.

In this article it is explained that Lockwise scans the stored passwords and warns if one of the passwords is identical to one leaked online as well as that it shows breach alerts for sites that have experienced security breaches.

I have Firefox 79, but I don't seem to get either behavior. I can see breaches for my email addresses in Monitor (where I had to manually add the email addresses). But I don't see anything in Lockwise. See the image below, for example. I created a password "abcde" for the website and nowhere does firefox tell me it's "vulnerable" or that it's been exposed elsewhere (it should at least say it's a terribly bad password).

I entered the "abcde" password in the Bitwarden plugin and it tells me (unsurprisingly) the password has been exposed "46564 times in data breaches".

This brings me to a second question: If Lockwise is unable to automatically show a warning if a password has been exposed/is vulnerable, is there an easy way to check that manually (and securely)? Bitwarden has the checkmark button right next to the password, which allows me to quickly check if a password has been exposed. Any way to replicate this in Lockwise? (To be honest, I would prefer the way it is supposed to work in Lockwise with a banner been shown automatically, instead of manually having to click, but it doesn't seem to work.)

Asked by Jan 2 years ago

Answered by spelled.with.k 2 years ago

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Computer does not remember my bank details

I have the option on the page openning my bank account to remember my customer number and DOB. I tick the option but it is never remembered . I suspect I have chosen an o… (read more)

I have the option on the page openning my bank account to remember my customer number and DOB. I tick the option but it is never remembered . I suspect I have chosen an option in Firefox that causes this but I do not know which option. Barry Cross

My email is" cross.barry@gmail.com"

Asked by cross.barry 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Sept. 22nd Update and Blackboard Compatability

Hi guys! I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my cou… (read more)

Hi guys!

I'm a college student and my university uses Blackboard as a way to access our courses. Unfortunately, my Firefox has been breaking and not loading all of my courses. My university tech support is no help and they told me to contact Blackboard and Blackboard told me to use Google Chrome. I already installed Chrome so I can use it temporarily to do my coursework but I really don't want to use it permanently, I have my computer set up exactly how I like it and I prefer to use Firefox.

I think the problem started around when the September 22nd update for Firefox was automatically installed. Some things I've tried to fix the issue are: 1. Fresh install of Windows using the Razer Blade's recovery to factory default; 2. Update Windows to latest version (except the 2004 feature update, it causes my laptop to black screen on bootup); and 3. Fresh install of Firefox and changing my privacy settings to standard rather than the strict settings I usually use.

I didn't want to install an older version of Firefox because of all the warnings on the webpage, but I'm really not sure what else I can do. Has anyone else had this happen? Any fixes?

Asked by Aaron 2 years ago

Answered by packetson2 2 years ago

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Backing up from an older version

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on t… (read more)

Ok, thanks, finally human help! I just had to change my pc and make a fresh install of the operating system. I used Linux mint on the last pc, and have Linux MX 18.3 on the new one, currently in use. I took the precaution of copying my Firefox and Thunderbird folders from the old hard drive, as I have several years worth of bookmarks organised in to folders, irreplaceable. This was the way I had preserved that information in previous changes, and swapping the old folders with those in a new install worked fine. But now i find the new version has changed and the files differ and cannot therefore be swapped. I don't really want to get into blaming or how disappointed and annoyed I am, as this won't be the fault of the person helping, and that is appreciated. But back ups need to be backwards compatible or there is no point? So, not sure which version I had, but will have been a couple of years old with updates. In my 'etc' folder there was a Firefox folder, and in that I have a folder marked pref. In that folder there is a file named apturl.js and I have saved those folders. With my new install there is not even a folder for 'firefox' in my 'etc' folder. How do I proceed to restore my bookmarks? If I need to install and older Firefox version I will do so. Many thanks, Tony

Asked by shantiwaters 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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non functional Firefox Browser(one laptop only)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but… (read more)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop

Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but no matter what is selected, the selection does not highlight, menu hides normally but no action is taken by the browser

If I manually type in the url it sits there. no spinning cursor, nothing.

Browser does NOT crash... It simply sits there doing nothing. All other browsers work fine.

What I have done Restart the laptop Double check Firewall permissions Ran a scan before and after installation (0 threats found) Logged in as administrator as well as user account Ran performance monitor nothing alarming noted Uninstall and Reinstall. (Problem still exists)

Asked by kyle.rondeau 2 years ago

Answered by kyle.rondeau 2 years ago

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How do I recover bookmarks for a laptop with fried hard drive and download them to a new laptop?

My MacBook Pro hard drive was fried. I have purchased a new laptop. Does Firefox have a backup for those files somewhere "out there" that I can access to download them … (read more)

My MacBook Pro hard drive was fried. I have purchased a new laptop. Does Firefox have a backup for those files somewhere "out there" that I can access to download them into the new computer?

Thanx,

John

Asked by jlleidy56 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox Sync didn't get everything, how to proceed?

Hi. I am moving my Firefox settings from the old IBM to the new MintBox computer. Both run Linux Mint. Procedure so far followed: 1. Bring over key4.db and logins.json… (read more)

Hi. I am moving my Firefox settings from the old IBM to the new MintBox computer. Both run Linux Mint. Procedure so far followed:

1. Bring over key4.db and logins.json 2. Sign in to Firefox sync and import everything.

Over here I got my custom settings to save all cookies, even third party cookies, for the session. There were Exceptions, which did not come over. (Here I will Allow Always the websites I keep a cookie to log in automatically or set site preferences. I may even blockm certain third party sites from storing cookies. These deviate from the default, to allow for session.)

I did not get the custom thumbs I created over there for my New Tab start page pinned sites. I got the pinned sites OK.


This didn't work: I copied the .mozilla folder from my home and pasted it here by way of a flash driveafter backing up this profile. That didn't work when I brought Firefox up from a Thunderbird Mail link.


So now I looked to see what my Profile folder is called, stored in my home/.thunderbird/firefox/{Profile} as found under Firefox Help > Troubleshooting. I copied that folder onto a flash drive and have it available here.

How best to proceed? First I back .mozilla up, then open Firefox and go to the Troubleshooting page and open my active Profile. Then:

Copy selected files from my Profile over on the Flash drive and paste them individually here?

Delete everything here before pasting in a copy of the contents of the imported profile?

Don't delete anything here and paste contents of my imported file, overwriting?

I am tending to want to go with the first choice, adding or replacing files here with selected files from the imported copy sitting on the flash drive.

Is there a specific list and description of the various profile files I need to paste in? An up-to-date reference containing this info?

[b]Running Linux Mint 19.3 64-bit MATE on the old IBM Running Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon on the new MintBox Mini 2 (Pro)/b

Thank you.

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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The Options Page is Unreadable

The options page and addons pages are almost completely unreadable. For several weeks they have rendered as white text on a very light gray background. I thought that thi… (read more)

The options page and addons pages are almost completely unreadable.

For several weeks they have rendered as white text on a very light gray background.

I thought that this was a temporary bug that would be cleaned up in the usual way.

Using 78.4.0esr on Windows.

Is there any fix for this?

It is there whether or not I have my usual theme which I have used for several years now, change to an alternative theme or turn off themes altogether. In safe mode the screens are sometimes usuable but that requires turning off all addons. Doing the same without going into safe mode has no effect on this.

Any advice?

Asked by FF Sync 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I am setting colors as you prescribe but ugly bluish color steel show up.Please help.vitren@telus.net

Set up colors. How to save my selection? I do not understand p6 Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved. I cannot save my se… (read more)

Set up colors. How to save my selection? I do not understand p6 Close the about:preferences page. Any changes you've made will automatically be saved. I cannot save my selection. xxxxxx @xxxxx.xxx. Thank you for help.

Asked by vitren 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Amazon is pinned as a Top Site and cannot be unpinned!

I never use Top Sites, but now Amazon is suddenly pinned as a Top Site and clicking the "unpin" option doesn't do anything! As a result, each time I use the address bar, … (read more)

I never use Top Sites, but now Amazon is suddenly pinned as a Top Site and clicking the "unpin" option doesn't do anything! As a result, each time I use the address bar, the first option it gives me is Amazon. Is there ANY way to unpin it?

I refuse to give that awful human of a Jeff Bezos and his Amazon any more exposure than it already has, and have it normally blocked. If Firefox FORCES me to give attention to them, then I have no other choice to move away from Firefox after years and years of using it.

Asked by pasqui24 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago