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Accidentally deleted bookmark folders

With the 'Show all Bookmarks' page open on my MAC desktop monitor screen i accidentally deleted all of my bookmark folders (listed alphabetically) following those beginni… (read more)

With the 'Show all Bookmarks' page open on my MAC desktop monitor screen i accidentally deleted all of my bookmark folders (listed alphabetically) following those beginning with the letter 'P'. I am in REAL trouble unless i can restore those deleted folders to the active list.

i tried following the suggestion that i open up my 'profile' in 'Library' and i found the deletedbookmarks file. But that file seems just to list deleted bookmarks by recent dates.. Whereas I need to restore the list of deleted bookmark FOLDERS to my active bookmark list and status.

I hope someone can help me. I'd be willing to provide a telephone number, though I guess that's generally inadvisable. Otherwise my e-mail address -- which you may already have -- is xxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxx.xxx

Thank you for any help.

Peter Cook

(email address removed by moderator; please do not post personal information on a public website; Forum rules and guidelines)

Asked by ppacook 1 hour ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 hour ago

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Firefox cannot find profile after copying from other computer

I followed the instructions on the support pages to transfer my profiles from an old W7 laptop to a new W10 one. After the copying of the profiles to the correct location… (read more)

I followed the instructions on the support pages to transfer my profiles from an old W7 laptop to a new W10 one. After the copying of the profiles to the correct locations neither Firefox nor Thunderbird would start complaining that they could not find the profiles.

What I did (same thing for Thunderbird) 1. Opened Firefox troubleshooting on the old W7 laptop, opened the profile folder. 2. Closed Firefox 3. moved two levels up 4. copied the Profiles folder to a usb drive.

On new W 10 laptop 1. Opened Firefox troubleshooting on new W10 laptop, opened the profile folder. 2. Closed Firefox 3. moved two levels up 4. renamed the existing Profiles folder to Profiles OLD 5. copied the Profiles folder from the usb to the same correct location on the new laptop

When I tried opening Firefox on the new laptop it would not open complaining that it could not find the profile. Firefox had opened correctly previously.

Then when I renamed the moved Profiles folder to Profiles NEW and renamed Profiles OLD to Profiles, Firefox opened normally on the new laptop.

Identical procedure and result with the Thunderbird profile transfer.

What should I do?

Thanks.

Asked by MaybeYou 1 day ago

Answered by MaybeYou 1 hour ago

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Print ignores default for print to pdf

I have a laser printer set as default on a Windows 10 laptop. In Mozilla, when I select print, that laser printer has the green default check, but Mozilla defaults to Mic… (read more)

I have a laser printer set as default on a Windows 10 laptop. In Mozilla, when I select print, that laser printer has the green default check, but Mozilla defaults to Microsoft Print to PDF instead. How can I get Mozilla to accept the default printer without deleting Print to PDF which I do sometimes use but don't want as default? Image attached--it auto-checks PDF but you can see the laser listed above it is the default.

Asked by jenniferabeard 2 months ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 2 months ago

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language options

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an optio… (read more)

I added the language/spell check to my work email (outlook.office). I follow the same procedure in my hotmail (outlook.live) and although I added them, it is not an option when I type a message. I use Firefox as a browser and cleaned the cache. Elizabeth

Asked by egulacsy 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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page crash

Hi, web pages often crash with the page below. This is happening since less than a month ago. Before, the same pages (i.e. ebay.com login page) didn't. Any idea? Thanks … (read more)

Hi, web pages often crash with the page below. This is happening since less than a month ago. Before, the same pages (i.e. ebay.com login page) didn't. Any idea? Thanks

Asked by renato.comes 23 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 8 hours ago

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Tried all troubleshooting, Firefox still doesn't load pages

***************************** The problem When I start firefox I see a blank page (this was not my starting page before the problem occured)(Image linked). The overall gr… (read more)

***************************** The problem When I start firefox I see a blank page (this was not my starting page before the problem occured)(Image linked).

The overall graphical window is not frozen but I can't open any webpage nor any local file. The option pages don't work either nor any of the about:XXX pages.

*************************** What I tired I cleared my cookie/cache. I tried firefox's safe mode. I refreshed firefox. I deleted my profile and created a new profile. I desactivated all my security software. I ran firefox with root privilege. Updated windows. None of that did solved the problem.

This problem persisted after I haved uninstalled Firefox, deleted my profile, deleted all mozilla directories in ProgramData, AppData, Program, cleaned up my disk with window's 10 utilitary and reinstalled firefox (I also tried a simple install unistall so I don't think I broke firefox by deleting files). When reinstalling firefox I tried both a 64 and a 32 bits install with current and older version none worked.

I scanned my PC for malwares, nothing found. I checked my memory as suggested in a troobleshooting page, (no problem found).

Firefox DOES WORKS in window's safe mode.

************************************ Observations I noticed via my firewall that firefox don't even send any package to the internet if I try to acess a website. Firefox does however acces 127.0.0.1 (at least it asks for permission). Firefox doesn't close if I use top right red cross, it does close if, in task bar I right click/close all windows or if I exit within the "three horizontal bar menu" I precise that my connection is ok and that MS Edge is working fine.

I repeat, Firefox works in window's safe mode.

I would really appreciate your help as I can't find any other thing to try.

Asked by a.ranaud00 5 days ago

Answered by a.ranaud00 1 day ago

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New Home page logo - get rid of.

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ? Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the ho… (read more)

New logo at top of home page. What's the quickest/easiest way to get rid of it ?

Rant: Why did someone think it was a good idea to put a massive logo at the top of the home page ? It serves no practical purpose and it forces link icons down so you now have to scroll "!!"!! There's always ******* one isn't there !!? - someone with a crap idea who thinks the world needs to see it. How many hrs worldwide is going to be wasted today by people like me trying to undo this crud ? This isn't the first time some ignorant little ******* has forced their crap on firefox end users.

Asked by Bob 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox v83 HTTPS only vs the extention 'HTTPS Everywhere'

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only? Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.anker… (read more)

Hello Can I deïnstall the add-on/ extention 'HTTPS Everywhere' because of your update Firefox to version 83 with the option for HTTPS only?

Thank's Rob Ankersmit r.ankersmit@upcmail.nl

Asked by r.ankersmit5 2 days ago

Answered by r.ankersmit5 11 hours ago

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Problem - the "sub-window" prompts in FireFox Browser

Hello, The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to sol… (read more)

Hello,

The problem that occurs to me can be seen at the picture in the attachment. I have cleaned cash and cookies, but it did not solve the problem. Any idea how to solve this??

Asked by mica_lekic 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Hourglass page loading icon

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I… (read more)

Some months before I used to have an page loading icon which was some dots, going left to right and backwards. Recently, I have got an hourglass which I didn't know how I got it and it doesn't look as neat as the previous one.

Asked by Konstantinos Fotiadis 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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localhost dns

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I … (read more)

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I have modified my local dns (/etc/hosts) file to include my site's url but firefox can't find it. Firefox manages to find the nginx greeting and it finds phpmyadmin which is used to manage my database, but it can't locate the wordpress web pages.

One might think I had a problem with my nginx server blocks, but that's not the case because google chrome finds the web pages with no problem.

FIrefox appears to reach out to the internet dns by default and ignore the localhost dns settings. So how do I change Firefox's default settings so that it can access websites on the same computer like Google Chrome does?

Asked by wrknight 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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FIREFOX VERSION PROBLEM

Hello, just an ordinary user here. I am using Firefox long ago, 'till I switched just today. I ran basic security tests until I got to http://whatismybrowser.com. It says… (read more)

Hello, just an ordinary user here. I am using Firefox long ago, 'till I switched just today. I ran basic security tests until I got to http://whatismybrowser.com. It says that I'm still running on FF78 but actually I am on FF83 [https://whatismybrowser.com/w/N7QEGDA] .I refred firefox and reset to the default settings still, the problem persists. What is this all about? What am I should do? Thank you so much, I would appreciate your help.

Asked by jason_ross9590 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 23 hours ago

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FF 83 Two-Finger Scroll Sensitivity

Hi, I just updated to Firefox Developer 83.0b4 and the two-finger scroll sensitivity has been drastically reduced with no clear way to reconfigure it. I've spent the past… (read more)

Hi, I just updated to Firefox Developer 83.0b4 and the two-finger scroll sensitivity has been drastically reduced with no clear way to reconfigure it. I've spent the past 30 mins tweaking scroll settings in `about:config` (restarting FF after each value change) to no avail. In fact, it doesn't even appear that enabling/disabling `general.smoothScroll` or `general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel` have any noticeable effect, let alone the many other options listed. Are there any pages that describe the myriad options in `about:config` so that I can take a more measured approach to troubleshooting this issue?

What changed? And why? Chrome did this same thing at v68 without ever providing any way to configure it and FF has been my main browser since. I'm just trying to understand how such a significant input change can happen overnight without any explanation or any way to fix it.

Asked by Ian 1 month ago

Answered by Ian 1 day ago

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Captcha has stopped working

A few days ago I found that Captcha was not working in Firefox on a Mac. I click on the relevant squares but get a new screen to work on. It just goes on and on and no … (read more)

A few days ago I found that Captcha was not working in Firefox on a Mac. I click on the relevant squares but get a new screen to work on. It just goes on and on and no matter how many screens I complete it won't let me through. It works fine on other browsers.

I hate Captcha and can't understand why webmasters can't use a better system to check that a viewer is a real person.

Is anyone else having this problem?

Asked by eddleetham 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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MyYahoo weather not able to display

MyYahoo has a 'weather' application. It has stopped working. I've tried safe mode (it still fails). I've disabled my anti-virus software, it still fails. It works in … (read more)

MyYahoo has a 'weather' application. It has stopped working. I've tried safe mode (it still fails). I've disabled my anti-virus software, it still fails. It works in Chrome, Edge and Opera, so it would seem to be a Firefox issue. I am running Firefox 83.0 64-bit. Any work-arounds or resolutions?

Asked by pfhgjk01 3 days ago

Answered by pfhgjk01 1 day ago