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How to get "Favorites" or "Bookmarks" spelled out on top of page rather than Star icon

I just got a new computer and had my info transferred. It is probably the latest version of Firefox on the new computer now. On the previous version it seems like Favor… (read more)

I just got a new computer and had my info transferred. It is probably the latest version of Firefox on the new computer now. On the previous version it seems like Favorites was spelled out toward the top of the page on the left hand side. I see now it is just a star icon. Is there any way to get it the way it used to be? I'm sure I will get used to it the new way, but I still liked it the other way. Thanks

Asked by Larry/Nancy Jones 2 hours ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 hours ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row. I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to th… (read more)

The last couple of weeks I have this pop up interrupt my screen quite often several times in a row.


I have searched every article online that is remotely similar to this problem and none of the solutions have  worked. 

Any ideas on what I can do to stop this annoyance?

Asked by gpsd3208 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Some add-ons not working after newest update

After the latest update (124.0.2), two of my add-ons (Tapermonkey and Youtube Redux) are not working, even though Firefox says they're enabled, and it is giving no indica… (read more)

After the latest update (124.0.2), two of my add-ons (Tapermonkey and Youtube Redux) are not working, even though Firefox says they're enabled, and it is giving no indication that the add-ons aren't working, no pop-ups to enable some permission for these extensions. Both of them reformat the layout of websites to make them more usable, and using sites without them is basically impossible for me. I have tried:

  • Restarting Firefox
  • Disabling the add-ons, refreshing, enabling the add-ons, and refreshing again
  • Checking for add-on updates (everything is updated)
  • Deleting and reinstalling the add-ons
  • Restarting my computer
  • Checking the permissions in the extension menu
  • Turning off all other extensions except for one of the ones with issues
  • Reading through the FAQs and help pages and following the instructions on some of them

Nothing has worked. Every time I reload one of the sites affected by this to check if it's finally worked, the site takes a very long time to load. Since these add-ons are for different websites and both aren't working, I know that the problem is not with the sites themselves. Thank you.

Asked by quality_penguins 2 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 days ago

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Synced passwords and bookmarks not showing up in new install

I had to reinstall windows 10, and then Firefox on my computer, after logging into Firefox on this fresh install (had to reset password), my saved passwords and bookmarks… (read more)

I had to reinstall windows 10, and then Firefox on my computer, after logging into Firefox on this fresh install (had to reset password), my saved passwords and bookmarks are not there. They still exist on my phone, and my phone is now asking for the new password to start syncing again. If I log in on my phone, will it sync the passwords there to my computer? I am worried syncing will cause the ones on my phone to disappear. Is there any way to export my passwords/bookmarks on the phone(android) to file? As a backup just in case. I logged in on an old computer thinking it would sync, even if it was out of date, but now it also shows 0 passwords saved.

Asked by lilly1481 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Cookies / settines = 793mb - nothing shows in manage data

Hi, Firstly I apologize because I'm not very tech savvy. My firefox browser has been taking ages to load. I've tried various 'fixes' over the last week or so and they do… (read more)

Hi, Firstly I apologize because I'm not very tech savvy. My firefox browser has been taking ages to load. I've tried various 'fixes' over the last week or so and they don't work for long. I'm going down the 'try this' list and am at the 'clear junk in manage data' suggestion. Someone else had success with getting rid of a load of youtube saved junk. I'm in the Cookie and Site Data area, it says it's using 793mb of disc space yet when I tap on 'manage data' to try and clear stuff that area shows up as empty. I've searched but can't locate how to fix this issue. Or I might be missing something completely obvious. :/

My memory, and health, is not great so if possible I really don't want to resort to clearing everything and having to re-add log ins etc.

Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thank you!

Asked by blake.wolfe 4 days ago

Answered by b_georgestefan 3 days ago

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Current upgrade version is broken - how can I revert to prior version?

Just now upgraded to Firefox 124.0.2 on Windows 10 - I am not sure what the problem is, but every website (excite Mozilla) is now labelled as "unsafe" by Malwarebytes, a… (read more)

Just now upgraded to Firefox 124.0.2 on Windows 10 - I am not sure what the problem is, but every website (excite Mozilla) is now labelled as "unsafe" by Malwarebytes, and I can no longer log into Gmail using Firefox (other browsers work fine.) How can I revert to a prior version? I could reinstall from a prior version using a old download, but then I lose all my bookmarks, etc.

Asked by rtrapasso 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox keeps zooming in on web page

I'm not sure how this happened, but one of my firefox web pages keeps zooming in only on one website and the zoom refuses to reset no matter what I do. For reference thi… (read more)

I'm not sure how this happened, but one of my firefox web pages keeps zooming in only on one website and the zoom refuses to reset no matter what I do.

For reference this is wikipedia. Every time I load a wikipedia page it loads zoomed in to 210%, which I will then have to reset to 100% in order to read the page properly. If I for some reason click on a link on the wikipedia page that goes to another wikipedia page, the zoom will reset again to 210%, which I will then need to reset once again. This happens also whenever I switch from the wikipedia tab to another tab and then switch back again. I do have an addon that changes wikipedia slightly (the Wikipedia Vector Skin addon) but disabling this addon doesn't fix the issue.

I went into about:config several times already and changed different settings to try and make it stop, but nothing so far has worked. I've tried resetting layout.css.devPixelsPerPx to 1.0 and back again to -1.0 and it makes no difference. I also tried changing browser.zoom.full to false and it keeps happening. Changing browser.zoom.siteSpecific to false does fix the issue, however it also resets the zoom I have on other websites that I want to keep, so it's not an ideal fix. I also cleared all my cache and cookies and it changed nothing.

Does anyone have any idea on why this keeps happening only with wikipedia, and how I can get this to stop happening? I assume there must be some internal setting that would need to be reset in order to fix this, but I don't know how to do it or where I would even go.

Asked by Lt. Soul 5 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 days ago

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Windows taskbar doesn't unhide itself when firefox is maximised.

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) … (read more)

Automatically hide taskbar in desktop mode => Enabled Firefox => Maximised When cursor is moved to outer edge of screen, taskbar should unhide (Expected behaviour) but in this case it remain hidden (Reality). Firefox along with all other spinoffs give same result. Chromium based browser works perfect, and taskbar automatically unhide itself.

As OLED screen have became common as monitor, Taskbar auto-hide is must. If this issue cann't be fixed I may have to change my primary browser which I used for almost 15 years.

Kindly, look into it. If Chromium can do it, why not Firefox.

Asked by idsks111 6 days ago

Answered by idsks111 4 days ago

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Outlook Live not displaying email content

The site opens, I can click to open an email but no content is shown. Starting Firefox in safe mode...same thing. Works fine on Edge. A month ago it was I couldn't dele… (read more)

The site opens, I can click to open an email but no content is shown. Starting Firefox in safe mode...same thing.

Works fine on Edge.

A month ago it was I couldn't delete or mark any emails read. Then that just started working again.

Whats going on with Firefox these days? I've used this browser for years with few problems.

Asked by Adrenoreceptor 6 days ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 days ago

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managing the value prompted for a login

Having tried all pointers to how to display this data, I give up and present my case here: In a banking app, the login field is blank and requires me to enter the correct… (read more)

Having tried all pointers to how to display this data, I give up and present my case here: In a banking app, the login field is blank and requires me to enter the correct Login ID. This works fine. However, if I double click on that field, an option is displayed, happening to be my email address, which will not work in this case; a numeric value is required.

So, knowing a prompt is enabled, I have entirely failed to get 'it' to save the correct ID. I have also find a place in Firefox settings where I can see and modify the value that comes up. I do however remember doing exactly that for some other site.

So, as I have said, I cannot find this in the Passwords nor the Settings pages. What am I missing?

Help would be much appreciated.

Asked by Peter Fischer 1 week ago

Answered by Peter Fischer 5 days ago

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"Player Error"

When I try to use the Criterion Channel and several other websites that use cyberlocker video services, I get an error with no code (attached screenshot). Here's what I h… (read more)

When I try to use the Criterion Channel and several other websites that use cyberlocker video services, I get an error with no code (attached screenshot). Here's what I have tried to solve it with: - VPN - Clearing cache - turning off all extensions that target ads, pop-ups, and tracking; and making sure Firefox itself isn't blocking tracking - using the user-agent switch extension to pretend I'm on a different browser The last one makes me think it might be a Windows 10 problem and not a Firefox problem, but I'm just covering my bases. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by harporose 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 days ago

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facebook messenger from today I'm unable to send Voice messages

From today 4 march when I try to record a voice message on chat from facebook appear an error saying an error as occurred. On Chrome it work, from facebook app it work I… (read more)

From today 4 march when I try to record a voice message on chat from facebook appear an error saying an error as occurred. On Chrome it work, from facebook app it work

I even tried other facebook ids and firefox profiles and ever the same. Even disabled the anti popup ublock

In all case I haven't added any conf or adon or other inside firefox, I use same conf as ever and from many years.

Today messages from microphone in chat does not work and facebook say an error occurred Is written in italian but say what I said

Asked by Al 1 week ago

Answered by Al 6 days ago

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Profiles NOT isolated

On chrome I have several profiles and different ones use different LastPass (and other) extension services. EVERY PROFILE maintains it's OWN login information. Firefox,… (read more)

On chrome I have several profiles and different ones use different LastPass (and other) extension services. EVERY PROFILE maintains it's OWN login information.

Firefox, however, does NOT ISOLATE PROFILES. On ANY Firefox profile, if I log into LastPass EVERY PROFILE is forced to use THAT information- even going as far as logging out and logging into the OTHER profile's information/account. This is 1990's level idiotic.

WHY are profiles SHARING LOGIN INFORMATION!? This is entirely stupid and defeats the entire purpose of multiple profiles.

I had this happen with Facebook logins, too... WHY does ONE profile FORCE OTHER profiles to change their login information?! WHY ARE THEY NOT SEPARATED?!

How do I solve this?!

it is the SINGLE biggest reason why I can NOT switch to Firefox again. Chrome does this. Chromium does it. EVERY Chromium browser does this. 10 years ago Firefox did this... and I left it when it QUIT doing this... when it BROKE profile separation.

Why is this STILL a problem?!

Asked by Zor 5 months ago

Answered by Zor 5 months ago

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How to make Firefox always show navigation buttons in context menu, also when right clicking an image?

Is there any way to make Firefox show the "back", "forward", "reload", "bookmark" buttons that are shown in the default context menu when right clicking a web page also i… (read more)

Is there any way to make Firefox show the "back", "forward", "reload", "bookmark" buttons that are shown in the default context menu when right clicking a web page also in the context menu that is shown when right clicking an image?

I think those buttons should always be included in all context menus opened for a web page, no matter if you happen to click on the background, on selected text, on an image or a link because.

It is so frustrating having to open the context menu multiple times to find a location where the default context menu is opened instead of the specific ones for selected texts, images, links etc.

Thanks!

Asked by zenuity 6 days ago

Answered by zenuity 6 days ago

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Google Docs Extensions Not Working

I don't really know whether this is a FF problem or Google Docs problem but either way I wanted to ask for help here. When I try to install any extensions on Google Docs … (read more)

I don't really know whether this is a FF problem or Google Docs problem but either way I wanted to ask for help here. When I try to install any extensions on Google Docs it redirects me to a blank page and after a few seconds it says "The page isn’t redirecting properly" and doesn't install the extension.

Asked by Uknmekan 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 week ago

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Whenever i open a tab it immediately crashes.

I'm asking this question on a different browser because Firefox cant load any websites. Basically whenever i open a new tab, it opens to a crashed tab. Gah. It cant even… (read more)

I'm asking this question on a different browser because Firefox cant load any websites.

Basically whenever i open a new tab, it opens to a crashed tab. Gah. It cant even load google, or any website for that matter, not even the homepage for Firefox, its just a blank page with nothing on it, whenever i type something into the address bar and press enter it just disappears and does nothing. Browser settings work, but stuff like passwords dont, and i have most of my important passwords on firefox, so i cant log into runescape and stuff.

Can you help?

Asked by kase 1 week ago

Answered by kase 1 week ago

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CIS Firefox Benchmark Update Assistance

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a… (read more)

I work for the Center for Internet Security (CIS) and my team develops the CIS Benchmarks for securely configuring a wide variety of technologies. Specifically, we make a Firefox Benchmark with recommendation on how to more securely configure Firefox. We would like to get some "Firefox People" involved in helping us update this Benchmark. Some power users and/or some Mozilla folks would be wonderful.

All contributors are listed in the resulting document and the resulting pdfs are freely available on our public website ([CIS Website] https://www.cisecurity.org/cis-benchmarks).

If you are interested please reply and let me know how to contact you.

Phil

Asked by Phil White 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Want to change or disable developer tool shortcut

I am attempting to copy values from one google sheet to another and am unable to do so effectively as whenever I press crtl +shift + c I open the the developer tools. All… (read more)

I am attempting to copy values from one google sheet to another and am unable to do so effectively as whenever I press crtl +shift + c I open the the developer tools. All my efforts on looking for a solution have lead me to unsupported extensions so I'm stuck wondering what to do.

Asked by Aries Alb (BeezKneez) 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago