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How to add Help => About Firefox in Firefox home page

Hi, Firefox is great but is there a way to add the Help => About Firefox webpage in Firefox home page? This is to simplify Firefox updates. Because although Firefox… (read more)

Hi,

Firefox is great but is there a way to add the Help => About Firefox webpage in Firefox home page? This is to simplify Firefox updates. Because although Firefox downloads updates, you still need to activate Help => About Firefox to update the Firefox version.

In Chrome you can add this to home page: chrome://settings/help and when you open Chrome it goes to this page and updates itself.

Does Firefox have the same capabilities so that we don't need to wait on users to click on Help => About Firefox to update Firefox?

Thanks and regards,

QB

Asked by qb941g 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Tabs grouping

Hi! Let's start by saying that I love Firefox, that I use it as my primary browser everywhere and I love that is not based on chromium. However, for reasons to me unknow… (read more)

Hi!

Let's start by saying that I love Firefox, that I use it as my primary browser everywhere and I love that is not based on chromium. However, for reasons to me unknown is missing a very important feature (natively at least): tab grouping. This feature is extremely simple to implement and in today life, where in most jobs (I'm a researcher) you have to deal with a tons of tabs opened in your browser, being able to effectively organize them is a must.

My question is: has Firefox the intention to implement (again) this feature? Will this happen soon?

I'm really trying my best to not switch to a competitor browser and I really want to support Firefox and hope that it gains more and more users. But for this to happen it really needs to be on par with time. How come every other popular browser has a very good tab grouping feature and Firefox doesn't?

Please, let me know if there's a chance to see this feature implemented in reasonable times. Sooner or later, you will probably have to do that reagardless.

Wish you the best, A.

Asked by Rikan 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Error in event Viewer......Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent

Hello all. Since the update to Version 113.0 I have been getting an error in my Event Viewer which is Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent . I am now on Version 113.0.1… (read more)

Hello all. Since the update to Version 113.0 I have been getting an error in my Event Viewer which is Event 2 Firefox Default Browser Agent . I am now on Version 113.0.1 and still get this error. Firefox is my default browser. Below is an image of what I see in my Event Viewer and also the full view of the event itself. I seem to not be having any problems with the browser but I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why this is happening or forward to the Devs.

Respectfully, Don


Log Name: Application Source: Firefox Default Browser Agent Date: 5/14/2023 4:19:42 PM Event ID: 2 Task Category: None Level: Error Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: DESKTOP- Description: The system cannot find the file specified. Event Xml: <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">

 <System>
   <Provider Name="Firefox Default Browser Agent" />
   <EventID Qualifiers="32775">2</EventID>
   <Version>0</Version>
   <Level>2</Level>
   <Task>0</Task>
   <Opcode>0</Opcode>
   <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
   <TimeCreated SystemTime="2023-05-14T20:19:42.8333225Z" />
   <EventRecordID>9023</EventRecordID>
   <Correlation />
   <Execution ProcessID="0" ThreadID="0" />
   <Channel>Application</Channel>
   <Computer>DESKTOP-         </Computer>
   <Security />
 </System>
 <EventData>
   <Data>0x80070002 in RegistryDeleteValue:320</Data>
 </EventData>

</Event>

Asked by new_aged2perfection 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Importing non-csv passwords

Hello. My laptop died and according to IT is "gone". My hard disk however can still be accessed. I was able to access my firefox profile data from the old hard disk, and … (read more)

Hello. My laptop died and according to IT is "gone". My hard disk however can still be accessed. I was able to access my firefox profile data from the old hard disk, and I was able to find the two firefox password files (key4.db and logins.json), as described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data. However, when I use the procedure described in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1416465 to import the passwords on my new firefox on my new laptop, it does not work: firefox tries to look for a csv file, but there is none: I only have the "raw" db and json files, because i never had the opportunity to "export" my pwds as a csv file. Is there a way to import pwds from one version of firefox (the one running on my dead machine) to another copy of firefox (the one running on my new machine), if those pwds have not been previously "exported" as csv files by the "original" firefox/machine? thank you!

Asked by alexandros4 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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High CPU Usage in a separate process in task manager

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager. The task manager… (read more)

I have been using firefox for more than 4 years now. But from about a year, i m facing the issue with the Sudden High CPU usage in Windows task manager.

The task manager has 2 different firefox processes. One being actual instance i am running. and the 2nd being the automatically opened in background.

i have figured out whenever i have active internet connection and my system is on charging the 2nd task automatically starts in background and uses upto 80% of cpu usage. Ending the 2nd task form task manager doesn't affect anything. only the cpu usage drops. Also Closing my firefox instance does nothing to that 2nd task.

I have tried lot of solutions i found on community. Nothing seems to help. problem still persist. I even posted comments on ongoing threads. but no reply from anywhere.

this is the last time i m trying. if i get a solution its good. otherwise i am going to shift to edge. I have no other choice.

Screenshots from multiple dates are attached.

Asked by Kj 9 months ago

Answered by Kj 6 months ago

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Firefox shows [object Object] on pages with code blocks

Since a couple of months I see only [object Object] instead of code blocks on (almost) all web pages. For example on StackOverflow. Any ideas what could cause this? … (read more)

Since a couple of months I see only [object Object] instead of code blocks on (almost) all web pages. For example on StackOverflow.

Any ideas what could cause this?

Asked by witek 8 months ago

Answered by witek 8 months ago

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How can I stop .pdf files from automatically downloading to my computer?

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed… (read more)

Why has this started up again? Pdf files are automatically downloading to my computer when all I want to do is look at the file. So many files that now need to be trashed after looking at them. This problem has happened in the past, but was resolved, only now I am finding it happen again. I do not want to have files saved unless I want to save them, not Firefox deciding that any file I open should be saved. I have Windows 11 & Firefox Version 113.0.1. Is there a way to revert to an older version of Firefox?

Asked by sreller_6 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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Missing "Send Tab to Device" button on linux

When I right click a tab I do not get the option to "Send Tab to Device" that I am used to on Windows. Is this missing from the Linux version? Or is there a setting for i… (read more)

When I right click a tab I do not get the option to "Send Tab to Device" that I am used to on Windows. Is this missing from the Linux version? Or is there a setting for it?

I have searched the internet for this problem and could not find such things. I would appreciate any help!

Asked by info3416 9 months ago

Answered by info3416 9 months ago

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firefox is redirecting from localhost:8080 to localhost:8081

Currently Firefox is redirecting http://localhost:8080 to http://localhost:8081 , each time when type the address in the URL address bar. I have been working with a cont… (read more)

Currently Firefox is redirecting http://localhost:8080 to http://localhost:8081 , each time when type the address in the URL address bar.

I have been working with a container wordpress. I have tested in chrome the address http://localhost:8080 and all works fine.

How can we fix that problems, thanks in advance.

I have removed cookies and site data of localhost in Privacy-and-security> Manage-data>

screen-cast https://imgur.com/lWV1WFa

Asked by christian 9 months ago

Answered by christian 9 months ago

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Firefox is popping up a small pop-up asking for a password.

Everything under Logins and Passwords, and Forms and Autofill is unchecked. A "Primary Password" has never been set in firefox. Can't get it to stop asking, which is ma… (read more)

Everything under Logins and Passwords, and Forms and Autofill is unchecked. A "Primary Password" has never been set in firefox.

Can't get it to stop asking, which is made worse by the fact that nothing is selected to prompt it nor is anything stored for it to use.

Asked by Shawn.Janson 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Webcam help

Scroll down until you find "PERMISSIONS" and find for "Camera". Click on "Settings" that is parallel to "Camera". Now, select/type all websites, that you want to give pe… (read more)

Scroll down until you find "PERMISSIONS" and find for "Camera". Click on "Settings" that is parallel to "Camera". Now, select/type all websites, that you want to give permission/access to your camera.

Never used a webcam before, but i did that... the site is there, it says allow... i'm on the website now, says webcam not found... am i forgetting something? do i even have one? i'm at the library...

Tim

Asked by ttaylor11133 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Firefox blocks pop-ups from a website that has an exception for pop-ups.

I have a website that open pop-ups automatically using javascript. That is the expected behaviour of it. So I went into Firefox options and made an exception for that sit… (read more)

I have a website that open pop-ups automatically using javascript. That is the expected behaviour of it. So I went into Firefox options and made an exception for that site. If I go to the site and wait so it can do its thing, it opens about a few of them, and then Firefox decides that the rule I have set up is garbage, and firefox decides to ignore it and block the pop-ups from the site.

Why?

Why on Earth does Firefox decides that he must do something against the rule that the user has set up. Why does it have this completely disrespect to the user settings?

I am honestly really mad at whoever decided that ignoring an exception from the user was the default behaviour.

Now, if someone knows enough what is going on they will tell me, go to about:config, go to this obscure command and change its value, value which I can't know without coming here and ask. If I create an exception, then I am in my right to expect that the browser should do exactly as the exception has been configured.

By the way I have tried with the troubleshooting mode and still happens.

Asked by mail1729 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 9 months ago

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Can't unblock popup

Hi, I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks... This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a coupl… (read more)

Hi,

I seem to having multiple problems with Firefox over the last few weeks...

This problem is - I can't unblock popups. I have got popup blocking enabled, with a couple of Exceptions - it's been working fine until I wanted to use it today. I have tried turning off popup blocking, re-entering the exceptions - nothing is helping!!!

Does anyone know what to do?

Thanking you Pedro

Asked by PedroSMS 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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Document Expired

I have been trying all afternoon and no matter how fast I am, I am getting this message. Document Expired This document is no longer available. The requested document … (read more)

I have been trying all afternoon and no matter how fast I am, I am getting this message.

Document Expired

This document is no longer available.

The requested document is not available in Firefox’s cache.

   As a security precaution, Firefox does not automatically re-request sensitive documents.
   Click Try Again to re-request the document from the website.

When I click Try Again, I get logged out of the website I am on. What am I doing wrong? Is there a way to extend the time so I am able to reasonably enter the data into the form and not have it time out. I was able to the enter this information in the past without a problem.

The website is https://www.mysynchrony.com/ and I select one of my accounts and I am trying to add a bank account and I am unable to do so. Please help.

Asked by silvercat32 9 months ago

Answered by silvercat32 9 months ago

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"Speed", "Quality" and other video options multiply on some websites

Hello all, I am having problems with video playback on some websites (see screenshot attached). The problem is that the video options start to "multiply" - for example, … (read more)

Hello all,

I am having problems with video playback on some websites (see screenshot attached). The problem is that the video options start to "multiply" - for example, when I start the video there is (as is normal) one 'Speed' and one 'Quality' button, but then every second these buttons start to multiply. This happens only on some websites - for example, it does not happen with normal videos on YouTube, although it happens on YouTube Shorts sometimes.

This is my first question on the Mozilla Support page, I thank you in advance for your help and I hope I follow the community guidelines. Please feel free to leave any suggestions or feedback concerning how I should proceed for asking for help in the future.

Asked by Pedro Montanari 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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2023/05/22 - find bar takes a dive!

Years ago the find bar was located at the top of a page. The somewhere along the line it was moved to the bottom. Some good guys realized that's a problem for some of u… (read more)

Years ago the find bar was located at the top of a page. The somewhere along the line it was moved to the bottom.

Some good guys realized that's a problem for some of us and came up with code to put into a .css file. That was in 2017/18

The code has worked until last week ~2023/05/15.

Now the find bar is firmly planted at the bottom of the page...very awkward place for me. Makes edge look like something to consider as their find bar is still at the top.

I've check the code and no problems...I say it appears firefox is no long allowing this customization code to be used.

I've checked the knowledge base and the same articles from 2017/18 are still there...and the solution no longer work.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I hate traversing from the top to the bottom to do my work. The find bar at the top really made it convient and easier to do my job.

thanks for any help.

Asked by joenkats 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Close Tab Button On Left (Firefox 113)

This again! This was resolved about a year ago; now the problem is back, as of updating to Firefox 113.0.1 this evening. Initially post-update the close tab button was … (read more)

This again!

This was resolved about a year ago; now the problem is back, as of updating to Firefox 113.0.1 this evening.

Initially post-update the close tab button was in a weird, random place on the tab bar. I have adjusted the margins to put the button back where it's supposed to be!

I changed :

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {
  opacity: 0;
  margin-left: -4.5px !important;
  margin-right: 2px !important;
}

to:

.tabbrowser-tab .tab-close-button {
  opacity: 0;
  margin-left: -4.5px !important;
  margin-right: 35px !important;
}

to move the button back onto the left. That may seem like a drastic change but that's the lowest value I could find which produced the result I want.

However, it's not quite the result I want! As of updating to 113.0.1, the tab title itself now disappears altogether on hover.

I have tried to correct this in CSS using the .tab-text and .tab-label attributes, but without any luck so far.

Can anybody help me with this, before I'm forced to downgrade to Firefox 112?

Better yet... how about we just make this an option in Settings, as it should be?!

Asked by Kit Marsden 9 months ago

Answered by Kit Marsden 9 months ago

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Massive RAM usage

Firefox is using a massive amount of ram for an unspecified task, simply defined as "GPU" is the baked-in task manager. The attached image is after a fresh reboot, with F… (read more)

Firefox is using a massive amount of ram for an unspecified task, simply defined as "GPU" is the baked-in task manager. The attached image is after a fresh reboot, with Firefox consuming about 8 GB more than it reasonably should, with only three ish tabs loaded.

Asked by dragonburrito21 9 months ago

Answered by dragonburrito21 9 months ago

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Can't open first pinned tab when FF window maximized

When FF (113.0.1) is maximized clicking on the first (left hand) pinned tab does not open the tab. Hovering over the tab doesn't change the background color of the tab.… (read more)

When FF (113.0.1) is maximized clicking on the first (left hand) pinned tab does not open the tab. Hovering over the tab doesn't change the background color of the tab.

If I restore down the window, hovering over the tab changes the background color of the tab from light grey to a slightly darker grey and clicking the tab opens it.

Asked by ozhamlet 9 months ago

Answered by ozhamlet 9 months ago