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Task Manager shortcut

The shift+esc keyboard shortcut now opens the Process Manager.... How do I change this shortcut? Or get rid of it altogether? Every time I shift+esc the process manager … (read more)

The shift+esc keyboard shortcut now opens the Process Manager....

How do I change this shortcut? Or get rid of it altogether? Every time I shift+esc the process manager opens and it's just unnecessary.

Asked by tdubx86 11 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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I just created a password for Firefox, and now it shows too many dots. Is it a mistake?

I've been using Firefox for years, and I don't remember ever having a password, but it asked me for one when I set up a new Operating System. So it wanted my email addy,… (read more)

I've been using Firefox for years, and I don't remember ever having a password, but it asked me for one when I set up a new Operating System. So it wanted my email addy, and I gave them the password for that addy. They wouldn't accept it. Then I created a new password, and now it shows too many dots for the password I created. I'm really confused now. Already they have sent me 8 different "Account Authorization Codes." I have no idea what is going on now, and I don't know if the password I created is the one that they now have because there is no "eye" to show me what they think that my password is. Like I said, they are showing too many dots, and there is no way for me to find out what they think my password is!

Asked by Jacquelynne Scott 11 months ago

Last reply by Jacquelynne Scott 11 months ago

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Can't print in Black & White

I've recently switched back to Firefox from Edge and have run into a frustrating issue. When I try to print documents from Firefox, the "Color Mode" in the print setting… (read more)

I've recently switched back to Firefox from Edge and have run into a frustrating issue.

When I try to print documents from Firefox, the "Color Mode" in the print settings is grayed out so I can't select B&W.

This same problem exists both on my MacOS laptop + my Windows 11 desktop. Additionally, they are connected to different printers on different networks. It also occurs whether I'm trying to print a PDF or anything else in Firefox.

Based on this, it appears Firefox is the culprit here.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

Firefox Version: 108.0

Asked by converge 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Push notifications

I checked the box in privacy settings to "Block new requests asking to allow notifications". But I am constantly asked by multiple web sites if I will allow them to send… (read more)

I checked the box in privacy settings to "Block new requests asking to allow notifications". But I am constantly asked by multiple web sites if I will allow them to send me notifications. I despise the very idea of push notifications and will never use them or allow them. If this option in settings does not work, then why is it there? Is there a way to make the browser impervious to push notification requests?

Asked by deaddrake 11 months ago

Last reply by James 11 months ago

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Google often does not load

Often, when I try to search on Google using the search bar, Firefox will load and load and load... and then fail to actually load up Google and search my query. It doesn… (read more)

Often, when I try to search on Google using the search bar, Firefox will load and load and load... and then fail to actually load up Google and search my query.

It doesn't matter if I do this on a new tab or an existing one, it will load and load for probably about 15-20 seconds, and then acts as if I didn't try to do anything at all.

Once it's had it's moment, and successfully fails to load Google, I can try again and it will instantly load Google when I try again, and will continue to do so for a while.

While this issue is happening, I can load any other website just fine. It only affects Google searches using the address bar.

Any idea on a solution or anything I can try to stop this issue occuring?

Asked by aysomcoa 11 months ago

Last reply by aysomcoa 10 months ago

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can't access synced data

I recently upgraded to Windows 11, and was very careful, I thought, to back up my Firefox bookmarks and the tab plugin I use to save my sessions because for whatever reas… (read more)

I recently upgraded to Windows 11, and was very careful, I thought, to back up my Firefox bookmarks and the tab plugin I use to save my sessions because for whatever reason Firefox can't handle that reliably. It all worked, because I could just sync it, but now a month later I had to reinstall Windows and... I can't sync my browser.

I've tried every password I could think of. I can't recall if I wrote it down somewhere last time, or changed it since, but I'm pretty sure I'm using the right email. Right now I'm logged in with another account.

And while I see a tab session saved from last month, which is unfortunately a little out of date but better than nothing, I don't see any saved bookmarks from this year. Just one from a year ago. I have no idea what's happened exactly, but I wasn't as careful this time because the sync worked so recently.

Now I'm stuck! I have some very important bookmark folders saved, that are key to all my projects basically. I can't just start fresh. But I can't log in, can't find any password change written down in my notes, which I may just have forgotten to note down. And I can't find any contact for Firefox support.

I do value security when it comes to handling my data but there must be a way to verify who I am, and change the password using my email?

Asked by pk3 11 months ago

Last reply by pk3 11 months ago

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Disable Google's Account sign-in prompts

Hello, I am browsing the latest FF and I keep getting the sign in with google pop up on so many sites and I really don't want to sign in with G on so many sites. I trie… (read more)

Hello,

I am browsing the latest FF and I keep getting the sign in with google pop up on so many sites and I really don't want to sign in with G on so many sites.

I tried setting "Google Account sign-in prompts " to off in my G accounts permissions page but the pop up is still popping.

Any ideas why?

Thanks

Asked by tanin 11 months ago

Last reply by Terry 9 months ago

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making a private, local extention?

Im not even sure if this is possible, but figured id post here rather than email FF support and clog up time. ~ I have a file i use on firefox, using the developer mode … (read more)

Im not even sure if this is possible, but figured id post here rather than email FF support and clog up time. ~

I have a file i use on firefox, using the developer mode as a way to turn it into an extention but anytime i reboot my firefox it clears and i need to go into developer mode and make the file an extention on my browser once again. I was wondering if theres a way i can upload the file to my firefox, as an almost local/private extention just for me.

Its nothing malicious, simply helps me use a VPN to watch F1TV pro as im from the UK and it doesnt work here. The extention im working isnt made by me, and hasnt been approved by firefox to make it an extenion, maybe it violates some of their terms? not sure.

But i know its legit, and trust it myself its just a hassle to use. Id love some help here on if this is even possible!

Asked by NathanBrels001 11 months ago

Last reply by James 11 months ago

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Multiple websites now requesting 2-factor authentication 2 and 3 times since last update

Multiple websites now requesting 2-factor authentication 2 and 3 times since last update.... Booking.com, my bank, Expedia, Sumup etc Is there something I need to change… (read more)

Multiple websites now requesting 2-factor authentication 2 and 3 times since last update.... Booking.com, my bank, Expedia, Sumup etc Is there something I need to change in security settings? Once I'm logged in once to these sites, they tend to remember the browser settings (me logging in basically) but since the latest update to Firefox last week, I am having to go through this process at least twice for several sites: once to log in and then again to take any actions once into my accounts... Thanks in advance UF

Asked by unionfan 11 months ago

Last reply by unionfan 11 months ago

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Arabic Transcript not showing properly (boxes)

Hi, I have a very frustrating problem. In most websites (not just Google), my Firefox browser often does not display Arabic text properly like shown in the screenshot. … (read more)

Hi,

I have a very frustrating problem. In most websites (not just Google), my Firefox browser often does not display Arabic text properly like shown in the screenshot. The only solution is to restart my PC, but the problem keeps recurring.

Does anybody know of a permanent solution?

Please help; it's been happening for over a month now.

Thanks.

Asked by Kepitano 11 months ago

Last reply by Kepitano 10 months ago

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How to avoid that account login info is stored?

Hi Firefox community, I don't want to store any account login data (also not usernames) on the shared PC that I'm using. In settings > passwords there is no entry, and… (read more)

Hi Firefox community, I don't want to store any account login data (also not usernames) on the shared PC that I'm using. In settings > passwords there is no entry, and under access data and passwords any options are deactivated. Although passwords are not stored, Firefox shows the user names/account names whenever I click such field. Where can I deactivate that user names/account names are stored and shown? Many Thanks in advance. Best wishes!

Asked by thema 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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My sync data lost

Hi, So I had to reset my PC last week , and hoped that the sync was running as expected to recover my bookmark and saved websites data , and no luck ! how can I ge… (read more)

Hi,

So I had to reset my PC last week , and hoped that the sync was running as expected to recover my bookmark and saved websites data , and no luck !

how can I get back my data !!! , I read all across the fourm and I haven't seen any direct answer to this sync issue!! can you please help in this!

Thanks,

Asked by horsenight 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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can I make changes that happend on one device to apper on another instantly?

Hi! :) ,I would like to know if I can for example, after syncing, close a tab on one device and I would immediately be closed on the other one. sorta automatic synci… (read more)

Hi! :) ,I would like to know if I can for example, after syncing, close a tab on one device and I would immediately be closed on the other one. sorta automatic syncing to the cloud after every registered changed

Asked by dontshowmyemailcommonmozilla 10 months ago

Last reply by James 10 months ago

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how to disable Win+shift+(number) starting FF in safemode?

Hi, I use this windows shortcut for many apps. Windows key + Shift + (number) - Start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by th… (read more)

Hi, I use this windows shortcut for many apps.

  • Windows key + Shift + (number) - Start a new instance of the app pinned to the taskbar in the position indicated by the number, even if one is already open.

There is a shortcut for firefox where holding shift and opening the program will start it in safe mode, and this is true when starting the program from the Taskbar too I've found. Effectively disabling the windows shortcut above.

I want use the win+shift+# combo to quickly open a new window of the browser no matter what program has focus on my desktop.

I found a support post describing how to completely disable safemode [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1226264]. But I am wondering if there are other options available rather than removing the feature and modifying registry. Thanks

Asked by zag2023 10 months ago

Last reply by zag2023 10 months ago

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Math Context Menu not showing up when clicking equation image on Wiki

Firstly: Happy Christmas, everyone. And should we not type again in between now and next year: Happy New Year as well. May all the best life can offer be on your path: T… (read more)

Firstly: Happy Christmas, everyone. And should we not type again in between now and next year: Happy New Year as well.

May all the best life can offer be on your path: True Health, True Peace, True Love, True Happiness and True Prosperity. Now and evermore.

And then some.  ;)


The issue: I am trying to copy an equation from Wiki. Normally, Firefox gives a Math Context Menu (Show Math As, Math settings, ... ), but lately this menu no longer pops up. As the equation is of substantial size, I am not looking forward to type it manually in Word ... .

Is there a way to regain this context menu?

Thank you. Sam

Asked by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 11 months ago

Last reply by dtm_samurai@hotmail.com 11 months ago

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detectportal.firefox.com

I keep CONSTANTLY getting an issue, that even wakes my computer up itself from sleep mode (even when im sleeping turning the monitors on and waking me up driving me CRAZY… (read more)

I keep CONSTANTLY getting an issue, that even wakes my computer up itself from sleep mode (even when im sleeping turning the monitors on and waking me up driving me CRAZY!), and it's always "Name resolution for the name detectportal.firefox.com timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded." in my event log. Please help to stop this!

Asked by scott.groman 11 months ago

Last reply by scott.groman 11 months ago

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Program FOCUS is non-existant in FF now

On starting FF now there is no focus, so other prog's can't e.g. open FF then download or enter a link, etc. directly. That is is a huge nuisance. Also Ctl+H or B (Histo… (read more)

On starting FF now there is no focus, so other prog's can't e.g. open FF then download or enter a link, etc. directly. That is is a huge nuisance. Also Ctl+H or B (History or Bookmarks) don't work until the cursor is clicked within FF which is a major concentration breaker. Is there something in the settings to give FF focus when it opens like it has always done in the past? I don't like changing things in there without guidance. It's not just me, my wife's laptop is having the same issues.

Asked by iamjaydear 10 months ago

Answered by iamjaydear 10 months ago

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blocking unsollicited pop-ups

Hello all, First of all thank you for the good quality of mozilla products. I am using mainly firefix and thunderbird on linux (Ubuntu) on all my computers, that of my ch… (read more)

Hello all, First of all thank you for the good quality of mozilla products. I am using mainly firefix and thunderbird on linux (Ubuntu) on all my computers, that of my children and of any friend I can convert to open-source computing.

I have done all possible documented actions to configure firefox for blocking pop-ups, including standard (permissions in privacy & security settings) and advanced (filter on autoplay parameters in about:config) options available. I keep receiving pop-up windows with unwanted videos, e.g. on my paid subscription to a local news website. See the attached screen capture, where I right-clicked on the pop-up window. You will see that a "digiteka" player keeps appearing and I never sollicited these videos. I hate this. It's not even pub, it's news, but when I'm reading an article I don't want to be bothered with other news that I'm not interested in. Plus, I don't want any unauthorised software like this digiteka player running on my computer without my permission. It's not a firefox module, it's probably silently downloaded over my connection with my news provider with no notice. I could go as far as blocking autoplay so the video will not start playing automatically, but I would like to completely block the apperance of such windows and any download of something executable on my computer. What could I do in addition? I there any way, other than stopping my subscription to this site?

Many thanks for your help. Patrice.

Asked by PB64 10 months ago

Last reply by PB64 10 months ago

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Sync Help: Reinstalled Firefox and lost my Bookmarks & History

Hi, I realized my Firefox browser had installed itself twice upon installation. So I uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and then logged back into my Firefox account. I tried… (read more)

Hi, I realized my Firefox browser had installed itself twice upon installation. So I uninstalled it, reinstalled it, and then logged back into my Firefox account. I tried to sync everything up, but for some reason it's acting like my bookmarks and history no longer exits. Did I overwrite all of my bookmarks? Or did I just not sync it properly? Please help!

Asked by Justine 11 months ago

Last reply by Justine 11 months ago