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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 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days 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 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

i only get one printer to print to i have three printers I do not get any of microsofts printers either i.e print to pdf

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the dev… (read more)

I do not get aselection of printers to print with. I only get one of my online printers. None of MS printers i.e PDF to file etc. I have seven printers in all in the devices file of setup

Asked by rogerplayford 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Mozilla is horrible with Reddit

Hi there, I really struggle with Reddit when using Firefox Mozilla. Like, if I didn't enjoy reddit so much I'd not bother going on the site altogether because the user ex… (read more)

Hi there, I really struggle with Reddit when using Firefox Mozilla. Like, if I didn't enjoy reddit so much I'd not bother going on the site altogether because the user experience is so bad when I use Mozilla with it. What am I doing wrong? My speed is fine and every other site works fine with Mozilla Firefox....except Reddit - it's horrible.

Thanks for your help! Best, Christian

Asked by christian.ortiz 1 week ago

Last reply by James 1 week ago

Firefox 78 lagging

Since I updated to Firefox 78 I've noticed it's lagging. Running a quick search online I found out that reverting back to version 77.0.1 fixed the problem. I just wanted … (read more)

Since I updated to Firefox 78 I've noticed it's lagging. Running a quick search online I found out that reverting back to version 77.0.1 fixed the problem.

I just wanted to know when Mozilla is going to fix this issue to release a new version with the issue fixed.

Asked by Techminator 1 week ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 week ago

What are the best ways to copy existing settings to a new profile?

Hi, I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser. Debugging advice often involves ""saf… (read more)

Hi,

I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser.

Debugging advice often involves ""safe" mode," which disables some safety and accessibility tools, or "refresh Firefox," or otherwise using new profiles, which require me to set up the safety and accessibility tools before I can do anything. (For example, by default Firefox uses blinking cursors, autoscroll, and smooth scrolling, all of which trigger my migraines.)

In the past I've sometimes copied specific items, or cleared out a new profile folder and copied everything from an already-set-up profile folder.

Are there better or worse ways to copy bookmarks, saved passwords, about:config settings, user css, add-ons, and add-on settings?

(The previous time I asked this, I somehow got diverted to the wrong forum.)

Asked by MarjaE 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Can Extension Files be Copy/Pasted from One Installation to Another?

My company allows me to update/install FF, but not to access the extensions site (recent change), including in-browser through the Options menu. Nor can I uninstall the … (read more)

My company allows me to update/install FF, but not to access the extensions site (recent change), including in-browser through the Options menu. Nor can I uninstall the latest version, which is useless to me without those extension. Is it possible to copy/paste the extension files from one installation of FF to another and have them still function correctly? If so, where do I find those files?

Asked by ShatteredCrest 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

How do I get ctrl+shift+v in google docs to work?

I've been searching online for a solution. But all the solutions that were presented doesnt work for me. When I'm using Google Sheets, ctrl+shift+v doesn't paste anythin… (read more)

I've been searching online for a solution. But all the solutions that were presented doesnt work for me.

When I'm using Google Sheets, ctrl+shift+v doesn't paste anything at all. I tried safe-mode, still doesnt work.

Really dont want to use Chrome, but ctrl+shift+v works on it.

Asked by paolo11 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

Can't enable Two-Step Authentication

I cannot enable Two-Step Authentication. When I add it to my authentication app, and type in the 6-digit code, I get the error, "Invalid two-step authentication code". … (read more)

I cannot enable Two-Step Authentication. When I add it to my authentication app, and type in the 6-digit code, I get the error, "Invalid two-step authentication code". I have tried several different authentication apps, but none work. Anyone else having this issue?

Asked by Dereck 1 month ago

Last reply by LaughingBubbba 2 weeks ago

Firefox Acount

Hi I was just looking at my Firefox Account. When I looked at the Devices & apps area I was a little shocked. I would like to know what device this is please, Web … (read more)

Hi

I was just looking at my Firefox Account. When I looked at the Devices & apps area I was a little shocked.

I would like to know what device this is please, Web Session, Chrome Mobile 83.

I can see options for Adding a device, Removing a device, but no where can i find to be able to look and see the device details like IP address etc, that other browser providers do.

Can you please provide me with the details, as I have no idea what this is and would like to know.

Asked by Shar 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

Malwarebytes reports Firefox.exe as a trojan attempting to contact a separately reported bad IP address

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address 167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/), which apparently mi… (read more)

Malwarebytes interrupted with a pop-up alert saying Firefox was trying to connect to IP address

167.71.99.170 (https://urlhaus.abuse.ch/url/348428/),

which apparently might be bad?

Interestingly, the above urlhaus link initially reported the hit on the IP address per a Pascal Geenens (@geenensp on twitter) who writes for a security blog at

Thanks to any and all who might be able to help!

-Log Details- Protection Event Date: 6/4/20 Protection Event Time: 4:18 PM Log File: 920f76a0-a6a0-11ea-9633-00ffc7e81200.json

-Software Information- Version: 4.1.0.56 Components Version: 1.0.920 Update Package Version: 1.0.25022 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 18362.836) CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System

-Blocked Website Details- Malicious Website: 1 , C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe, Blocked, -1, -1, 0.0.0

-Website Data- Category: Trojan Domain: IP Address: 167.71.99.170 Port: 443 Type: Outbound File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe


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Asked by thompson.g 2 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 weeks ago

How can I make the setup for cookies to seperate different Firefox Windows?

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the firs… (read more)

Hallo, Cookies should by private to one Browser Window. So for example, if I open a second Tab with youtube, or whatever, I would like to have my login data from the first tab. But if I open a second window, this data should not be seen. I don't want other sites to be able to see my login.

The cookies should be deleted, when the Window with all Tabs is closed, independent from other open Browser windows. How can I realize this? Thank you, Michael Lange

Asked by lange.appen 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox 77.0.1 opens links just by moving the mouse pointer over them

In the last few weeks Firefox 77.0.1 opens links just by moving the mouse pointer over them sometimes. Normally you would click or right-click to open in a new tab but of… (read more)

In the last few weeks Firefox 77.0.1 opens links just by moving the mouse pointer over them sometimes. Normally you would click or right-click to open in a new tab but often I am having links just open of on their own. I was on the phone with a vendor navigating their site when I kept ending up on a different page. Did something change with this version? The vendor also said they have been having issues with Firefox the last week or so. Using Windows 7sp1 32bit. Thanks

Asked by MikeZZ 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

sync andriod

Thank you, My dell laptop win 7 pro, latest firefox, have one cell phone added to device. Cell phone, android 4.4.4 droid maxx, firefox for android. When I access two ema… (read more)

Thank you, My dell laptop win 7 pro, latest firefox, have one cell phone added to device.

Cell phone, android 4.4.4 droid maxx, firefox for android.

When I access two email accounts from my cell phone I go right in with no password.

When I try to access other accounts it asks for a master password, when I enter the password it just goes back to "enter master password", if I hit cancel 4-7 times it will go away and let me in but I have to manually enter password. Reloaded firefox, very few apps,automatic updates.

Asked by deeke38 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

Is Firefox constantly pinging my bookmarked pages?

I use my bookmarks to keep track of fanfiction I want to read on archiveofourown.org. The site features a 'history' section itself. Recently I noticed that stories I've b… (read more)

I use my bookmarks to keep track of fanfiction I want to read on archiveofourown.org. The site features a 'history' section itself. Recently I noticed that stories I've bookmarked say that I've visited them way more than I have. The 'How many times you've visited this page' ranges between 30 and 500 times for each story, when I've only actually clicked on them once myself as I bookmarked them. Is firefox constantly opening/pinging my bookmarks and is that what is being reflected on archiveofourown.org?

Thanks!

Asked by cnc599 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Pallavi kumari 3 weeks ago

CHANGE BACK THE URL BAR

Please change back the URL bar ever since it was added a month ago or whenever it has been SO annoying. I'm about to change browsers because I cannot stand it anymore. It… (read more)

Please change back the URL bar ever since it was added a month ago or whenever it has been SO annoying. I'm about to change browsers because I cannot stand it anymore. It is visually unattractive and obnoxious looking.

Also, highlighted text in it is a blue font color with no highlight. Why is this different from every other Windows program?? It is not easy to tell that text is highlighted. It should be HIGHLIGHTED blue with a white font color.

Asked by Jadis 1 month ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 3 weeks ago