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not log in to site

FF will now not let me log into a site Ive used many times, Ive cleared the cache, remove data, Im not to much techno knowledge but have done that then gone to saved log … (read more)

FF will now not let me log into a site Ive used many times, Ive cleared the cache, remove data, Im not to much techno knowledge but have done that then gone to saved log ins and removed original log in that was saved, gon back to the (site which is my energy supplier) put in my email, then password all is correct but it just will not open anything the dots on top left of page just keep going back and forth, yet if i go onto IE and log in it comes up instantly, maybe I should change!!

Asked by journeyman 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 2 months ago

Last reply by mdv.fox 3 days ago

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Pinned tabs disappear

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with onl… (read more)

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with only one instance of Firefox?

Asked by soljeni 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

addons

I don't want to be surprised by disabled addons after update. How to test whether any of my addons will become disabled before (!) installing an update of firefox? Curre… (read more)

I don't want to be surprised by disabled addons after update. How to test whether any of my addons will become disabled before (!) installing an update of firefox? Currently updateing from 77 to 80, but question is independent from version number: a general answer is preferred, Thank you.

Asked by christoph21 1 week ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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There are some web pages Firefox can't open, but other browers can.

It's been a lot of time now since I've been having problems when opening some web pages using Firefox. When I try to open any of them, the page starts loading but immedia… (read more)

It's been a lot of time now since I've been having problems when opening some web pages using Firefox. When I try to open any of them, the page starts loading but immediately stops and nothing else happens. I've tryed a lot of solutions but they never worked and the problem they were supposed to solve didn't matched completely with my problem. I would like to fix this without reinstalling Firefox if its possible, so that's for me the last resource to use with this issue.

Thanks.

Asked by sergiolol1969 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

Trend Micro Add-on for Windows 10

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back onl… (read more)

Recently as of two (2) updates ago the Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on is no longer available. Is this an oversight? Would like to have Trend Micro Antivirus Add-on back online, thanks!

Asked by Golden Ratio 3 months ago

Last reply by Florian LE BOEUF 1 week ago

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Top bar in Fireox

Hi, I have a new computer and installed Firefox as my web browser. I have also Firefox on my old computer and could by signing in to my Firefox accounts get all my setti… (read more)

Hi,

I have a new computer and installed Firefox as my web browser. I have also Firefox on my old computer and could by signing in to my Firefox accounts get all my settings and bookmarks in the Firefox on the new computer. On my old computer after opening Firefox there is a bar at the top with from left to right, File, Edit, History, Bookmarks, Tools, and Help. After opening Firefox on my new computer, that bar is not there. Can you please tell me how to get that bar also on my new computer in Firefox.

Thanks, Bert Schmitz

Asked by bschmitz 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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Cannot sign in to Firefox account when VPN is active

Hi, I'm not able to to sign in to my Firefox account when my VPN is active. Is there anything I can do about it? Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you! … (read more)

Hi,

I'm not able to to sign in to my Firefox account when my VPN is active. Is there anything I can do about it?

Any help is very much appreciated! Thank you!

Asked by thw24 3 months ago

Answered by JustSecurity 3 months ago

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Why isn't DuckDuckGo, Startpage, Searx, etc. Default search engine?

Hello SUMO Team! I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manua… (read more)

Hello SUMO Team!

  I always had this question but never really asked it. Why isn't DuckDuckGo or a more privacy based Search engine set as default? You even have to manually add Startpage and others... 

 It just hurts me how a privacy browser has the Google search engine as default after all, most people come to Firefox for privacy and Google is the opposite. Maybe one of the developers can change that?

Thank you so much for trying to help me and Stay Safe!

Asked by Tommy 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Search bookmark - found - but where it is ? In which bookmark folder ?

Bookmark manager is quite good - the manual organization is simple, but I'm confused in same case over and over... I'm pretty sure, I have some bookmarks already saved to… (read more)

Bookmark manager is quite good - the manual organization is simple, but I'm confused in same case over and over...

I'm pretty sure, I have some bookmarks already saved to somewhere. But I have a lot of bookmarks. And yes, I can search for some bookmark - the manager find them - I can click and all is running, but - where is the bookmark hidden ? In which folder ? Next time I want to go to bookmarks menu and select that bookmark directly... Not calling BM again and again...

This simple information is missing in searched bookmark, when clicked on them once.

It shows: - name - address - tags - keywords

BUT NOT WHERE IT IS... (?) The folder where it stays...

Do You think it is not important ? For Me sure...

Or I have overlooked something ? Maybe ?

Thank You.

Asked by Robert UHRIK 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

Firefox adding .sql extension to downloaded js file

I have a slightly strange problem, when I use Firefox to download a .js file, the save file dialog says "Save file as type PostgreSQL (*.js) and then when the file is act… (read more)

I have a slightly strange problem, when I use Firefox to download a .js file, the save file dialog says "Save file as type PostgreSQL (*.js) and then when the file is actually downloaded is saved as <filename>.js.sql . (When I click on the file it just displays it as text, as would be expected.)

I think PostgreSQL was installed with DaVinci Resove (not sure) I never use PostgreSQL. I have checked the file associations in Firefox, and js is not listed, and on my system js files are associated with Windows Script Host. (In the registry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT js files are linked to Visual Studio.)

Why is something in Firefox associated js files with a database program? And how to I change this annoying (if not world destroying) behaviour?

Asked by 358david 2 weeks ago

Browser window bleeding onto extended monitor "white bar"

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout. Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to… (read more)

Extended desktop, two different PCs, vertical layout.

Upon opening Firefox a white bar appears across the bottom of the top screen and the only way to get rid of it is to hit F11 (Fullscreen) twice. Minimizing, maximizing, restoring all have no effect - only taking it from a normal window to Fullscreen view (no menu bar or tabs), then back to a normal window works.

It happens on every new window opened and it doesn't matter which display it is opened on, the bar will be there if moved to the bottom screen, until F11 is pushed for that instance of Firefox twice.

This has happened before and it would seem to go away on later updates, but it is currently visible on every computer I have that has one display above another.

Asked by tahwos 1 month ago

Last reply by tahwos 2 weeks ago

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I don't want to see messages from Firefox like "Support for Black Lives Matter" at the bottom of my screen when I opne the browser.

I take offense to the message I saw on my screen this morning. Jump on the BLM bandwagon as a company but I don't need to see it at the bottom of my screen when I open my… (read more)

I take offense to the message I saw on my screen this morning. Jump on the BLM bandwagon as a company but I don't need to see it at the bottom of my screen when I open my browser. How do I turn this off so it does not happen again!

Asked by Vincent DeMauro 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

Logging in - everytime?

Maybe my request is very weird. But ever since the new firefox/mozilla revamp, I am told I have to log in each time I use firefox. I don't know why and what benefits. Its… (read more)

Maybe my request is very weird. But ever since the new firefox/mozilla revamp, I am told I have to log in each time I use firefox. I don't know why and what benefits. Its time consuming as after the log in, I need to get a code from my emails and so on. It is really annoying to do this. Or am i doing something wrong and have missed something? Anything will help before I start disusing firefox due to these extra steps. Thanks for tips. Peter

Asked by peterkakucska 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago