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Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. Ne… (read more)

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox to speed up desktop

Several issues since doing a refresh for Firefox – email links open in new window instead of tab. New window does not have my bookmarks. New window will not move to another open window. Firefox Options does not control my Firefox.

When I open Firefox Options the top line reads “Your browser is being managed by your organization.” That link opens Enterprise Policies DNSOverHTTPS Enabled false Locked true

I still have the “Old Firefox Data” folder on my desktop from the refresh. I question if it would resolve the issues. If I delete Firefox and then re-install it, will I be able to find my many years, long list of bookmarks?

My system shows 78.0.2 (32-bit) Firefox on Windows 10, version 2004 – both latest updates

Asked by Bill 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 23 hours ago

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How do I know if I have the latest version of firefox?

It seems like when I am typing an email the typing is delayed from showing up on my monitor, why and how can I fix it? It works without a delay on typing here, now and n… (read more)

It seems like when I am typing an email the typing is delayed from showing up on my monitor, why and how can I fix it? It works without a delay on typing here, now and no delay on skype but a delay when typing on my email.

Asked by dpjanssen43 1 day ago

Answered by dpjanssen43 1 day ago

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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (read more)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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cookies

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago). The page isn't redirecting properly An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook… (read more)

I keep getting this when I go to Facebook page (only started a week or so ago).


The page isn't redirecting properly

An error occurred during a connection to www.facebook.com.

This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.


I`ve tried to do myself but not working any help anyone, please

Thank you

Asked by kenwalsh00 1 month ago

Answered by kenwalsh00 1 month ago

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Blocked from Accessing the Wordpress Website

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back. "Did Not Connect: … (read more)

FF (78.0.2) will not allow me to visit wordpress.com. Below is a copy of the text on the error screen. There is not option to proceed, only to go back.

"Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to wordpress.com because this web site requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

wordpress.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it.

If you are on a corporate network or using anti-virus software, you can reach out to the support teams for assistance. You can also notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Learn more…

Someone could be trying to impersonate the site and you should not continue.

Web sites prove their identity via certificates. Firefox does not trust wordpress.com because its certificate issuer is unknown, the certificate is self-signed, or the server is not sending the correct intermediate certificates.

Error code: SEC_ERROR_UNKNOWN_ISSUER

View Certificate"

Asked by justinpbrown 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 2 weeks ago

Answered by child_duckling 2 weeks ago

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History of old profile

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All… (read more)

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All my bookmarks and passwords were fine and there was not a loss of data in those two. Now, I found my old Firefox profile (I'm guessing it is the old one) in the Windows.old folder and I have a new profile now (obviously). Is there a way to retrieve the history from the old profile? Also, does the Sync feature not sync the browser history?

Asked by srini0203 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Firefox don't ask microphone and camera permission when in iFrame

Hello, When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!),… (read more)

Hello,

When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!), below is an example:

if you directly open https://meet.jit.si/test123 in firefox, the Firefox will ask microphone and camera permission from the user but if you open https://test.spacex.ml/ which put https://meet.jit.si/test123 in an iframe then FIrefox don't ask any permission and refuse user to use microphone and camera!

Please help, thanks!

Asked by gamingtips 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Making Allow Location a permanent thing possible?

I use 2 or 3 websites (in the UK) regularly which allows me to check local stock of items I want to buy and then collect. I use Page info and change the Allow Location / … (read more)

I use 2 or 3 websites (in the UK) regularly which allows me to check local stock of items I want to buy and then collect. I use Page info and change the Allow Location / Permissions to do this. Every time I restart FF or re start my Mac or FF does an update these chosen settings are lost and reverts to default. How can I make this setting a permanent thing, it's a bit irritating not to be able to Save this preference. (FF v78.0.2esr / Mac 10.11.6)

Asked by kryten 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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privacy.resistFingerprinting=false not being saved

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=t… (read more)

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=true.

Has anyone experienced and solved this problem previously? Which config file is this setting stored in outside of FF?

Firefox is on latest release (v79) but this has been persistant across previous releases as well. Thanks

Asked by webby2019 1 week ago

Answered by webby2019 1 week ago

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Pages are unreadable

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in … (read more)

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in hope of that solving the issue but to no avail. Hope you can help. Eunice

Asked by euniceockerman 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago