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Firefox 102 Renaming .exe files

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin. Why is that… (read more)

I've noticed that with Firefox 102 when I download an exe file, in this case Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe it is renaming it to Thunderbird Setup 102.0.exe.bin.

Why is that happening now? I know the "potential risk" or downloading an .exe file but shouldn't it ask or at least warn you instead of just deciding to rename it

I didn't see a setting to disable this "feature". Is there one?

Thanks

Asked by AZBigDog 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

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Error 410

When I try and open some articles on the BBC new wesite I get the attached message. How can that be resolved please? VPN is off. Error: 410 Gone Your client has made a re… (read more)

When I try and open some articles on the BBC new wesite I get the attached message. How can that be resolved please? VPN is off. Error: 410 Gone Your client has made a request for a BBC domain that is no longer hosted on Akamai, but the request was sent to an Akamai IP address. This suggests your client is using a very out-of-date DNS response, or one that has been altered. If you're using VPN software or similar, try disabling it and / or contact your VPN provider's technical support.

Requested URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-61820604 Ghost IP: 104.124.180.165 Slot: 3891 NPN / ALPN protocol: h2 Client IP: 130.43.170.125 Timestamp: 1655367219 Internal ticket reference: PRB-1597.

Asked by KP 2 months ago

Answered by KP 2 months ago

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Apple maps

Apple maps make my life miserable. I can't stay with Firefox after decades of loyalty because it is not worth it. Why are you self-destructing? You have no method of chan… (read more)

Apple maps make my life miserable. I can't stay with Firefox after decades of loyalty because it is not worth it. Why are you self-destructing? You have no method of changing the HORRID UNWORKABLE Apple Maps to something that works.

Asked by salina_amey 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Firefox downloads PDF file when I click "Open with Firefox"

Hi, In the parameters, I chose to let Firefox ask me every time what to do with PDF files. But, when the window pop up and I click "Open with ... Firefox", the browser do… (read more)

Hi,

In the parameters, I chose to let Firefox ask me every time what to do with PDF files. But, when the window pop up and I click "Open with ... Firefox", the browser download and open with Firefox the PDF instead of only showing it in Firefox. When I set the "Open with firefox" by default in the parameters, Firefox will this time directly open the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it.

Are you aware of this bug ? Is there a solution ?

Thank you very much !

Asked by Pulibu 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Error message trying to launch "Search by Image", "Content scripts are not allowed on this page."

I just installed Add-on "Search by Image" with "Tin Eye". When I try to launch the program I get the Error Message, "Content scripts are not allowed on this page." How do… (read more)

I just installed Add-on "Search by Image" with "Tin Eye". When I try to launch the program I get the Error Message, "Content scripts are not allowed on this page."

How do I correct this so that it works as advertised?

Asked by kenb1 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

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Access to REI denied on Firefox WHY?

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server. Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20 … (read more)

Please explain: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.rei.com/user/login" on this server.

Reference #18.f697c68.1648515585.37d0ad20

Asked by xueshg12 4 months ago

Answered by xueshg12 4 months ago

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Firefox reader view only renders half the article

Dear volunteers, I am on Debian 11, Firefox 98.0.1. Firefox reader mode only seems to render half the article I am currently on, example: https://www.newyorker.com/news/q… (read more)

Dear volunteers,

I am on Debian 11, Firefox 98.0.1.

Firefox reader mode only seems to render half the article I am currently on, example:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/the-purges-in-putins-shrinking-inner-circle

The reader view only renders up to "I think it’s a big challenge for them." but the actual article continues.

Is this a bug on my setup?

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Asked by A.Ampoumogli 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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FireFox bug: You know the line that appears when you press on a box thats for typing? I have it bugged

Where ever I press my left click on any text the line that shows when pressing on an area for typing appears... It doesnt allow me to type but it is sooo annoying plus so… (read more)

Where ever I press my left click on any text the line that shows when pressing on an area for typing appears... It doesnt allow me to type but it is sooo annoying plus sometimes it prevents me from pressing on buttons of some websites.

Asked by realsn9ke 1 day ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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08/13/22 = Missing Firefox icon on taskbar

I haven't used this laptop (Win10) in a few days, but FFox just updated to 103.0.2 and the icon in the taskbar is no longer there. It's a "blank page" looking thing. Wow.… (read more)

I haven't used this laptop (Win10) in a few days, but FFox just updated to 103.0.2 and the icon in the taskbar is no longer there. It's a "blank page" looking thing. Wow. After years of having FFox in my taskbar, I'm surprised by how disorienting this is. LOL.

I unpinned from the taskbar, and the icon appeared for a half second before it went away. Re-pinned, and the blank page icon is back. Creating a shortcut for the desktop works just fine, but I'm used to the taskbar.

Obviously, I can deal with this, but I thought y'all should know that this broke in the last update. At least, for me, it did.

Thanks,

 -- Lucy

Asked by xyz10 3 days ago

Answered by RobertJ 3 days ago

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Yahoo Mail no longer working after latest release - need to use another browser...

I can no longer use Yahoo Mail on Firefox and have had to move to Chrome and Bing in the short term. 1) Contacts no longer show up when starting to compose a mail 2) Writ… (read more)

I can no longer use Yahoo Mail on Firefox and have had to move to Chrome and Bing in the short term.

1) Contacts no longer show up when starting to compose a mail

2) Writing a mail - the CTRL key no longer work. CTRL I opens a Page Info CTRL B Opens Bookmarks etc....

3) None of the buttons work at the top -Move -Delete -Spam

Basically, Firefox is useless for Yahoo Mail now!

Firefox is normally the best, but not yesterday or today.

Hope it can be fixed soon.

-D

Asked by davidforster 4 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 4 days ago

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Tabs appear in different windows and not just in 1

When I am in 1 window, I have multiple tabs open, but when I hover over the Firefox logo in my taskbar, the tabs appear in different windows that have each tab but not th… (read more)

When I am in 1 window, I have multiple tabs open, but when I hover over the Firefox logo in my taskbar, the tabs appear in different windows that have each tab but not the other tabs from the window I am on. Like every individual tab has its own window. This has never happened to me before, only started happening today.

Asked by Grim 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 days ago

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Language Randomly Changed to Greek, Can't Change it Back

Hi, First off, I have only ever used Firefox in English. I don't speak enough of any other language well enough to do otherwise. I booted up my gaming PC today and opened… (read more)

Hi,

First off, I have only ever used Firefox in English. I don't speak enough of any other language well enough to do otherwise. I booted up my gaming PC today and opened Firefox, and the language on my menus, bookmarks toolbar, and almost all Firefox UI has randomly changed to what looks like it might be Greek. I can't change it back. It looks from the settings page that the selected language is English, but again I don't speak or read Greek so I have no idea what's going on here. I've run a virus scan, nothing came up. I tried clearing the Firefox startup cache, that didn't help. It's only the Firefox menus that are in Greek, webpages are still showing up in English like they should.

Can somebody help me fix this please? I use Firefox as my main browser on all of my PCs and I don't want to have to switch to using Chrome on one of them. Thanks!

Asked by captainlaurie 6 days ago

Answered by captainlaurie 4 days ago

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restoring the session with sessionstore and upgrade.json

I lost my old session and while attempting to fix the issue I overwrote my sessionstore.json backups in the process. Now all i have are the upgrade.jsonlz4 files, i know … (read more)

I lost my old session and while attempting to fix the issue I overwrote my sessionstore.json backups in the process. Now all i have are the upgrade.jsonlz4 files, i know those are old session backups from when we upgraded. how do i go about restoring those as a session? when i follow the typical session restore steps nothing happens seemingly because its a jsonlz4 - XXXXXX file.

Any way to change it to a normal jsonlz4 file?

Asked by thomas.lupercal 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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Twitter videos and some other sites not working.

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript set… (read more)

Since i have my new laptop, i do not get twitter videos, bbc news working. Youtube and vimeo does work! Guess its about html5? Have checked mediasource and javascript settings in about:config and they are okay. Do not have this problem in brave browser.

Anyone has an answer?

Thanks in advance!

Asked by peter.terpstra7 1 week ago

Answered by peter.terpstra7 1 week ago

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"Container Windows" feature request

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other". Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office a… (read more)

There is not "Usability" topic. Hence selected "Other".

Containers are one of those features that I use almost in every Firefox session. It clearly segregates my office and personal work. I am asking for a feature, that could already be there somewhere in the advanced configuration (about:config).

Before asking let me set the context. Before containers, I used profiles to separate my work. But the disadvantage of profiles is that the cache, auto-fill, history all those convenient features are not the same everywhere. But the advantage of profiles is that every shortcut key, clicking of link would open in the same work area profile. I don't have to open context menu and select a profile each time.

"Container Windows" could be such a feature which is best of both worlds. I am not aware if this is already there. At least the feature is not obviously visible. There is a feature in "multi-container plugin" which can move all the tabs belonging to a container to a separate window. if we add a feature, in this plugin or Firefox core, to bind a particular window to just one container then it can bring all the goodness of "profiles" and we can still use all the features of "containers".

1. Clicking a link in other application would open the default container (no-container) window 2. Control+Click, by default, opens tab in a bound container window, and hence in the same container 3. Context menu in all windows (bound and unbound) still gives an option to open tab in any container

Please let me know how to do this, if this is already implemented. Or tell me where to raise this feature request.

Asked by Pankaj Jangid 1 week ago

Answered by Paul 1 week ago

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Symbols Don't display correctly in Firefox

I have an odd issue with Firefox that has gone on for some time. Certain symbols don't show up correctly. I've included an example with Google Calendar showing what I ge… (read more)

I have an odd issue with Firefox that has gone on for some time. Certain symbols don't show up correctly.

I've included an example with Google Calendar showing what I get with Firefox and the correct display using Chrome.

Is this some obscure setting that I need to fix?

Asked by gunrunnerjohn 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox window refuses to open maximized

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some o… (read more)

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some other windows visible. However, now I can't get Firefox to open maximized. Instead, it opens a window going from the left edge of my screen (see the first image below) about a third of the width of the monitor, and it is showing the double box icon in the upper right corner indicating that the computer "thinks" it is in full screen. If I click that double box, the window immediately shifts to the right edge of the screen, occupying a space about a third of the monitor from the right edge, and shows a single box in the upper right corner of the window. If I click that single box, the window finally does expand to full screen, showing a double box in the upper right corner. I've tried all the manipulations I've seen concerning starting screen size (such as going to the shortcut icon properties and indicating the that the program should start "maximized") but I'm still getting this same behavior. Any thoughts? (I'm running Windows 11, with the latest version of Firefox.)

Asked by Jim 1 week ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 week ago