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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 5 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 months ago

Lost passwords after updating Firefox

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so up… (read more)

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so upset with myself because I no longer have any passwords. I chose Firefox many years ago for the convenience of having our many passwords securely and readily available. Now I have nothing! All our financial and medical accounts have passwords and I can no longer get them. PLEASE HELP

I still am unable to get my Firefox profile password. I don't remember and I cant sign on. I am using Firefox as my search engine but I cannot update nor organize my bookmarks because I don't have my password for the Firefox account. I'm almost ready to give Firefox the boot!!! PLEASE HELP

Asked by n.b.munhofen 5 months ago

Last reply by kevin.keismith 1 week ago

Preventing addons from automatically opening tabs

Hi, I would like to know how to control whether my add-ons should open their tabs automatically. I have alot of add-ons, and once in a while, probably after updating betw… (read more)

Hi, I would like to know how to control whether my add-ons should open their tabs automatically. I have alot of add-ons, and once in a while, probably after updating between two periods of time when using Firefox, add-ons would open their about pages, settings, home pages, etc. Can you please tell me how to assign what add-ons can open their pages automatically? That should save me from some lags and also a bit of time spent. Thanks!

Asked by Chang Li 6 hours ago

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firefox.cfg no longer overwrite new tab content

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg t… (read more)

I'm using firefox developer edition. The latest version: 76.0b2 I have firefox.cfg set up to overwrite new tab content with locally stored html. The code in firefox.cfg that worked until recent update:

/* set new tab page */ try {

 var newTabURL = "file:///G:/Documents/Newtab.html";
 aboutNewTabService = Cc["@mozilla.org/browser/aboutnewtab-service;1"].getService(Ci.nsIAboutNewTabService);
 aboutNewTabService.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e){Cu.reportError(e);} // report errors in the Browser Console

In the browser console there is an error message displayed:

[Exception... "Cannot modify properties of a WrappedNative" nsresult: "0x80570034 (NS_ERROR_XPC_CANT_MODIFY_PROP_ON_WN)" location: "JS frame :: firefox.cfg :: <TOP_LEVEL> :: line 7" data: no]

Any idea what that error message means and how to resolve it? Does anything changed regarding new tab overwrite?

Asked by shdowmyst 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Disable focus in the address bar for new tabs

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookma… (read more)

Hello, I personally dislike the new address bar (also known as Megabar), mainly because it is enlarged without any user intervention, even if I only want to open a bookmark without typing anything in there.

Is there a setting in about:config to disable focus in the address bar for new tabs? Thanks.

Asked by Underpass 7 months ago

Last reply by radiocam 2 months ago

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firefox login username and password breached

i think my firefox login got hacked by spammer/hacker/fisher. NOW HOW DO I KNOW THIS? i got extortion email with my Firefox login and password. NOTE:i did't use same pas… (read more)

i think my firefox login got hacked by spammer/hacker/fisher. NOW HOW DO I KNOW THIS? i got extortion email with my Firefox login and password. NOTE:i did't use same password twice so there is no chance that he got password from another site/software/service

attached screenshot contains my Firefox account user mail with my old Firefox password now as web professional i know things about spam email but spam email with username and password is not a joke?

Asked by rahul.paranjape 7 months ago

Last reply by maleckbes 6 months ago

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Although location is set to block, some sites still redirect to their localized versions

I am living in Spain, and browse in English. Often when I do a search with Google, although the result is linking to a page in English, the final page is in the one for t… (read more)

I am living in Spain, and browse in English. Often when I do a search with Google, although the result is linking to a page in English, the final page is in the one for the Spanish market (es_Es).

A good example is the Seagate website. Even direct links from other forums are redirected to their Spanish version. Also, after cleaning cache for Seagate sites, restarting, AND trying it in a Private Window.

My config: macOs 10.15.4 set to UK English. Firefox Dev Edition 76.0b3, (language same as OS) with: - Privacy & Security: Enhanced Tracking Protection > Standard - Privacy & Security: Locations > "Block new requests asking to access your location" checked - about:config > geo.enabled set to false. Google Search Region Settings are set to "United States". –

Thank you!

Asked by quasi 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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How can I remove a bare domain from the awesome bar but leave paths?

I have some sites that I visit specific pages on. For example, https://www.futilitycloset.com/category/technology/. When I start typing "fu", Firefox suggests first the b… (read more)

I have some sites that I visit specific pages on. For example, https://www.futilitycloset.com/category/technology/. When I start typing "fu", Firefox suggests first the base domain, futilitycloset.com, even though I never go to the main page. I've tried using shift+delete when the base domain is selected, but it's still there the next time I type "fu". Is this possible?

Asked by spartanhooah 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Toolbar No Longer Showing in Popups When "dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar" is Set to True.

dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar has been set to true for the longest time as I use a password manager and those reduces status and toolbar popup windows are almos… (read more)

dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar has been set to true for the longest time as I use a password manager and those reduces status and toolbar popup windows are almost always for login purposes. However, I have logged in this morning to find that it is showing the same behaviour as the default.

Asked by PinothyJ 7 months ago

Last reply by PinothyJ 7 months ago

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Why is bookmarking back to a 2 step process?

Several versions ago the bookmarking was a 1 step process (bookmark and dropdown in 1 place). It has gone back to that once in recent updates. However, it has been broken… (read more)

Several versions ago the bookmarking was a 1 step process (bookmark and dropdown in 1 place).

It has gone back to that once in recent updates.

However, it has been broken again, requiring "Bookmark" then "Edit Bookmark". Is this going to be fixed?

Asked by Doug 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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I cant pictures from Facebook account by clicking "download" in my Firefox developer 76.0b5 (64-bit). it redirect and open the picture in the same tab. help pls

When i open a photo and click on "Download", it redirects the tab and open the photo in the same tab but doesn't start download. Problem: Redirect and open the picture … (read more)

When i open a photo and click on "Download", it redirects the tab and open the photo in the same tab but doesn't start download.


Problem: Redirect and open the picture in the same tab

Asked by Towsif Seyam 7 months ago

Last reply by Tubeaches 7 months ago

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How to reset the PIN that enable me to see a saved password. The guidelines suggested by Firefox are wrong

I Cannot reset a (supposed my) PIN that able me to view a password saved. Firefox asks me for a PIN which I do not know, when I want to reset the PIN it points me to "Set… (read more)

I Cannot reset a (supposed my) PIN that able me to view a password saved. Firefox asks me for a PIN which I do not know, when I want to reset the PIN it points me to "Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options", but neither in Firefox Options (that I have to assume is referring to with "Settings") nor Firefox Sync account settings there exists such a "Sign-in options". These are the steps I followed to locate "Settings" and "Accounts" and "Sign-in options"

1. I went to Firefox Options and searched for "Accounts" 1. I went to Firefox Sync Settings > Manage Accounts 1. Also I attempted to try with another account but I do not have / I do not remember the password if any, it is not the same of my main account password because it does not work.

But I could not get the given "Sign-in options". How can I reset the PIN or just delete it because I do not remember when I had to create it neither what it is?

I know the email and password of my account, Firefox could send me a PIN reset request to my email, the one I am registered to Ffx Sync.

Thanks in advance. Regards, Jorge

Asked by JorgeDaniel 7 months ago

Answered by philipp 7 months ago

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When downloading or uploading some PNG images they are shown as completely white

When downloading graphs from ourworldindata.org in PNG format, they are downloaded as completely white images, but with correct dimensions. Same happens when uploading PN… (read more)

When downloading graphs from ourworldindata.org in PNG format, they are downloaded as completely white images, but with correct dimensions. Same happens when uploading PNGs to WhatsApp. PNGs from other sites (e.g. Wikimedia Commons) appear to work fine. openSUSE Tumbleweed / Firefox 76.0b5. Cannot reproduce on Firefox 74.0.1.

Safe mode didn't help.

Asked by lukaj 7 months ago

Last reply by lukaj 7 months ago

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Firefox 76 beta "verify your identity to reveal the saved password"

I have no master password. When I switch the same profile from Fx 75 to Fx 76 beta, not only am I required to "verify your identity to reveal the saved password", but th… (read more)

I have no master password. When I switch the same profile from Fx 75 to Fx 76 beta, not only am I required to "verify your identity to reveal the saved password", but the account username and password, the same I use for the sync login, is not accepted.

Asked by noel_envode 7 months ago

Last reply by Reef1 6 months ago

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Incorrect spelling not highlighted in the browser

I have language English UK (en -GB) selected and 'Check your spelling as you type' checked but when I type incorrect spelling in the browser it is never highlighted to in… (read more)

I have language English UK (en -GB) selected and 'Check your spelling as you type' checked but when I type incorrect spelling in the browser it is never highlighted to indicate that it is incorrectly spelled.

Develpoer version 76.0b6 (64-bit)

Asked by chrismacneil442 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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shortcut for switching browser windows?

Hello, I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found. Solutions using Tilde do n… (read more)

Hello,

I urgently ;-) need a shortcut to switch between open browser windows. It seems to be one of the basic ones, but is nowhere to be found.

Solutions using Tilde do not work for me becuse it's not available on my Apple keyboard.

Why not use Command +< or Command + > respectively, like many other apps do?

And why not at least let me configure that in a simple fashion myself???

Thanks for any solution!

Asked by 200cm 7 months ago

Last reply by artist3 2 months ago

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Lost search engines

Has anybody noticed losing added search engines with Fx 76 beta? I go back and forth between 75 & 76, same profile, that should have my added 18 search engine options… (read more)

Has anybody noticed losing added search engines with Fx 76 beta? I go back and forth between 75 & 76, same profile, that should have my added 18 search engine options. Fx 76 wipes out all but four of them. I had to replace search.json.mozlz4 from another profile to get them back.

Also, I think I asked before, but do you occasionally find lately that some addons settings involuntarily revert to default?

Asked by noel_envode 7 months ago

Last reply by noel_envode 7 months ago

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Why was my post deleted

My thread "Firefox 76 beta "verify your identity to reveal the saved password" was deleted? Please explain. I didn't get an answer of why my microsoft login info was not … (read more)

My thread "Firefox 76 beta "verify your identity to reveal the saved password" was deleted? Please explain.

I didn't get an answer of why my microsoft login info was not accepted, but I did discover that if you want to reveal the passwords saved by firefox 76, you must create a master password.

Asked by noel_envode 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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Can a Restart button addon be created?

There's a working one for Chrome, but the one For Firefox by the same developer wipes out sessions. If it can be done for Chrome, you'd think Firefox could handle it. Is… (read more)

There's a working one for Chrome, but the one For Firefox by the same developer wipes out sessions.

If it can be done for Chrome, you'd think Firefox could handle it. Is there a particular reason why it can't be done? I'm using the restart button in about:profiles. How hard would it be to give us the option put it on the toolbar?

Asked by noel_envode 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago