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Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 5 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 5 months ago

Tabs Crashing

Everytime I try to open a tab on my Firefox window, it loads for a second before a blank screen saying that my tab has crashed. The only times I can open a new tab is on … (read more)

Everytime I try to open a tab on my Firefox window, it loads for a second before a blank screen saying that my tab has crashed. The only times I can open a new tab is on a private window.

Asked by honologobo36 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox needs over 100 GB of memory and always crashes

Firefox has been crashing constantly for a few days now. Every time I start the program, it starts using more and more GB of RAM until it crashes at over 100 GB. I have a… (read more)

Firefox has been crashing constantly for a few days now. Every time I start the program, it starts using more and more GB of RAM until it crashes at over 100 GB. I have already deleted and reinstalled the program and cannot explain why it is using so much memory. Can anyone help me?

Asked by hello247 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox 115.8.0esr - Need userchrome.css content for highlighting backgroung color of bookmarks in dropdown

Hi Firefox Community - I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.… (read more)

Hi Firefox Community -

I am using Firefox 115.8.0esr version. I had previous userchrome.css from older versions of firefox from 5 years back which does not work anymore.

Need userchrome.css content for highlighting background color of bookmarks in dropdown.

Can you someone provide me with this userchrome.css snippet to high bookmarks with background color in URL dropdown box?

Thanks - Tarun!!

Asked by Tarun Boyella 4 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 4 months ago

Does having inactive tabs, such as news articles with embedded videos playing, consume data?

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite… (read more)

In my location, my only option for internet access is a mobile hotspot with limited data. Consequently, I am always mindful of my data usage when using my laptop. Despite primarily browsing static pages, email, and other low-data activities, I often find my data usage higher than anticipated. The main culprit comes to mind to be videos embedded in news articles. Sometimes, with multiple tabs open, I switch to an inactive tab only to find a video playing. Although I've configured my Firefox preferences not to autoplay videos, it seems that YouTube videos still override these settings.

So, my question is, when a tab is inactive, does Firefox stop all data transfer for that tab in the background? And if not, what are the solutions to stop any background data other than continually closing all tabs?


Also, any suggestions on this topic are appreciated, especially from and to users who also live in remote areas without fiber, DSL, etc.

Asked by Terra Civis 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox, I want to get rid of it programmatically using java, which argument … (read more)

There is this new pop up coming on latest firefox version 123 about opening favorite link on firefox, I want to get rid of it programmatically using java, which argument or preference should I use ?

Asked by fuefirsttest 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

Firefox Unable to Update Automatically

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tri… (read more)

About a week ago I started getting these update error messages stating "Update available - Firefox couldn't update automatically. Download the new version". I've also tried clicking "Learn more" on the error message but it's a dead link. Going into the settings for updates I am set to auto update, but when I manually check for updates it says "Failed to check for updates".

The help article on this issue simply tells you to download and manually reinstall Firefox, but I'm having to do this nearly every day. I work in IT myself so I know a "bandaid" workaround when I see one. Is there a solution to this issue?

Asked by exo82 3 months ago

Last reply by Paul 2 months ago

firefox ate my history

after downloading and installing v.126 of firefox, my history has disappeared. the browser is not generating new history from web site visits. the history is fixed perman… (read more)

after downloading and installing v.126 of firefox, my history has disappeared. the browser is not generating new history from web site visits. the history is fixed permanently on a single web address. this is the web address of a site that is in my toolbar. this site cannot be deleted from the history. this site cannot be deleted through the preferences menu. the same site shows in the history file as the only site visited in the past several months, even though i have not visited that site in the past several months. the browser does not show my browsing history. the browser does not create a browsing history. my history function is permanently broken.

help?

Asked by drollere 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site.

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website… (read more)

Had to reformat and reinstall my Intel Mac with System 10.4.11. Can't download install dmg from the ftp site because my id and password don't get me into the FTP website.

ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/3.6.28/mac/en-US/Firefox%203.6.28.dmg

Does anyone have the installer for 3.6.28 version of Mac Firefox

Asked by spikul 3 months ago

Last reply by James 3 months ago

Firefox thinks I'm still in a country I left a week ago

I recently traveled to Australia for two weeks. While there, I used my mac laptop (with Firefox as my primary browser) on a mix of both wifi-without-VPN and hotel wifi wi… (read more)

I recently traveled to Australia for two weeks. While there, I used my mac laptop (with Firefox as my primary browser) on a mix of both wifi-without-VPN and hotel wifi with a VPN back to my home network activated.

I have been back home for more than a week. Other browsers on the same laptop as well as other devices (like my phone) that I took with me on the trip correctly reflect my location (east coast, USA). However, Firefox stubbornly insists that I am still in Australia. The net effect of this has been to break my access to YouTubeTV, which is not available in Australia.

I have tried: - Logging fully out of my google account on firefox and logging back in (at which point the 2FA prompt on my phone says I'm trying to log back in from Australia) - Deleting all cookies, cache and website data - Fully uninstalling Firefox, including deleting the Firefox folder in ApplicationSupport

None of these have had any effect.

Within YouTubeTV, I can force an update to my location, which will temporarily reflect correctly that I am in the US. But it still won't let me play anything if I'm using Firefox, and within Firefox, will soon revert to location unknown. Other browsers on this laptop, and other devices, work fine.

I am at my wit's end. Please advise.

Asked by ffhaphl 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

DirecTV Stream no longer supporting Firefox browser

As of today, DirecTV is no longer supporting Firefox for watching live streaming. They show the attached image. Brave works, too, btw (Chromium-based browser). Do you kno… (read more)

As of today, DirecTV is no longer supporting Firefox for watching live streaming. They show the attached image. Brave works, too, btw (Chromium-based browser). Do you know why this is happening? Has Mozilla been in talks with DirecTV about this? I use this feature every day.

Asked by cbp67 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Google and other websites turn grey instead of white

Hi Guys, every time i open a white website like google or my schools website it turns light grey like the attached photo. I haven't tried anything as I dont know how to f… (read more)

Hi Guys, every time i open a white website like google or my schools website it turns light grey like the attached photo. I haven't tried anything as I dont know how to fix it. Thanks

Asked by Matt12456 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

bookmark backups not working on one device

I have a Mac desktop, a laptop with Windows 11, and an Android phone. I have about 120 bookmarks saved. On my Mac, they periodically backup fine and I can restore them … (read more)

I have a Mac desktop, a laptop with Windows 11, and an Android phone. I have about 120 bookmarks saved. On my Mac, they periodically backup fine and I can restore them if anything goes wonky. My phone and Windows laptop both show all the same bookmarks as the Mac. However, if I go to Manage Bookmarks to restore them on the Windows laptop, it shows many backups have occurred but only 5 bookmarks have been backed up. I have signed out of Firefox on all devices and signed back in. The Windows laptop did one correct backup showing the 120 or so bookmarks, and then every subsequent backup shows only 5 again. After a few weeks, the "correct" backup has been overwritten and is gone.

Anybody know what I can check to make the Windows laptop backup my bookmarks correctly?

Asked by tcpear32 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

ISO date stamp on all documents please.

I am a scientist who has no time for local quirkiness and prefer to have the correct timestamp on all documents in Firefox. I do not wish to ever see any of this nonsense… (read more)

I am a scientist who has no time for local quirkiness and prefer to have the correct timestamp on all documents in Firefox. I do not wish to ever see any of this nonsense 03/04/96 trash on my computer since it is completely meaningless and hence is trash which needs to be removed automatically. 2024 03 07 19:19

Asked by Kenneth Keen 4 months ago

Last reply by Paul 4 months ago

Hotmail NOT displaying the body of emails. I see the title, click on it, but nothing to see, this occured after updating the Firefox 125.0.3, No problem with my Hotmail on windows computer. What gives? Mac IOS 14.4.1

Something in Mozilla's latest update to version 125.0.3 caused a problem with Hotmail only displaying a message, but when I click on the message, I can only see the title… (read more)

Something in Mozilla's latest update to version 125.0.3 caused a problem with Hotmail only displaying a message, but when I click on the message, I can only see the title, NOT the body of the message. I have NO issues with a Windows computer. What can I do so I can see the body of the message?

Asked by thboo 2 months ago

Last reply by James 2 months ago

Lost Privacy/Security folder

Using OSX 12.7.5 on two laptops and a Mac Pro. Selling one of the laptops. Removed personal data for Firefox by 'trashing' the Firefox folder in Libaray/Application suppo… (read more)

Using OSX 12.7.5 on two laptops and a Mac Pro. Selling one of the laptops. Removed personal data for Firefox by 'trashing' the Firefox folder in Libaray/Application support. Then disscovered that the 'Privacy/Security' folder in both the laptop and Mac Pro were now empty. Nothing else affected. Went into TimeMachine and restored the entire Firefox folder from a recent backup. Privacy/Security folder not restored. Anyone have any ideas?

Asked by Citroenfan 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago