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easily running various profiles

I started using Chrome/Brave in order to be able to use profiles because I did not find that feature in Firefox. I really try to get away from google, so I searched exten… (read more)

I started using Chrome/Brave in order to be able to use profiles because I did not find that feature in Firefox. I really try to get away from google, so I searched extensively and found out: profiles do indeed exist as a feature in Firefox. My question now is: why are there no buttons or easily accessible settings (for example in connection with sync-settings) for using profiles and why does one need to type in strange things in the address bar to access the feature and even to start another instance of firefox with another profile?

My use case is this: I have a private profile, one for my job and one for union stuff which I don't want to mix into my job profile. Yet, on my home computer I'd like to have all three profiles running simultaneously. Sometimes one or more profiled windows have been closed down and I need to open a new window with a specific profile. I understand that I need to open a tab, type "about:profiles" and then scroll through a page with large amounts of techy information on all profiles and press the last one of four buttons under that profile.

I'm quite tech-savvy and typing "about:profiles" is doable for me, but it seems absurd, given that the feature is not sci-fi and is well visually accessible in other browsers (Chrome and Brave: rightclick on profilesymbol and choose from simple list).

Asked by mak2 2 hours ago

Last reply by TechHorse 51 minutes ago

Location

I live in the UK and recently when going to the BBC.co.uk I get the website as BBC.com after a few seconds. I know that I usually see .com when overseas and this is norma… (read more)

I live in the UK and recently when going to the BBC.co.uk I get the website as BBC.com after a few seconds. I know that I usually see .com when overseas and this is normal. Why has this started happening while I am still in the United Kingdom?

Asked by herman1rg 1 day ago

Last reply by herman1rg 1 hour ago

prevent Firefox from opening certain filetimes within Firefox

I love Firefox and use it for more than a decade now. Problem is that filetypes .mp4 and .mp3 are automatically opened and played in Firefox. How to change that to be dow… (read more)

I love Firefox and use it for more than a decade now. Problem is that filetypes .mp4 and .mp3 are automatically opened and played in Firefox. How to change that to be downloaded? In the Settings>General>Appliations the extension MP4 and MP3 do not show up...

Asked by tambry 2 hours ago

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Pressing Enter in empty search bar doesn't work anymore

I used to be able to press Enter in the empty Firefox search bar to bring up the (DuckDuckGo) search page and enter my search from there. Don't ask me why I like doing th… (read more)

I used to be able to press Enter in the empty Firefox search bar to bring up the (DuckDuckGo) search page and enter my search from there. Don't ask me why I like doing that, but now after the latest Firefox update, 128.0, on my MacBook Air I can't do that anymore. I have to type in the search bar to bring up the search page.

I know it's a small thing but I wonder if it can be put back to the way it used to be.

Asked by taina1 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

PDF handling

Hi, i would like to set my pdf handling as follows 1. When opening a pdf link, i need the file to open in browser, don't want it to download 2. When opening from downloa… (read more)

Hi, i would like to set my pdf handling as follows

1. When opening a pdf link, i need the file to open in browser, don't want it to download 2. When opening from download history, i want it to open in my pdf software

I believe this was the default in old firefox(some years ago). Currently if i set it to open in browser, point 1 will work but 2 won't (i have to right click and choose "open in xx app") if i set it to always open in other app, 2 will work but 1 won't. Back then i tried some settings which downloads the file to temp folder and open from there, i don't want that (not needed the file in download history) pls let me know if there is a solution. Thanks

Asked by ar.v 2 hours ago

log in error

since fire fox update i keep getting log in errors as below with a different number You don't have permission to access "/secure/account/Login" on this server. … (read more)

since fire fox update i keep getting log in errors as below with a different number


You don't have permission to access "/secure/account/Login" on this server.

Asked by dugz7 4 hours ago

Adds on Firefox start up

Past few times now every single time i boot up my PC, Firefox instantly opens itself and immidietly redirects me to a add. It's been casinos etc, i've disabled my addons … (read more)

Past few times now every single time i boot up my PC, Firefox instantly opens itself and immidietly redirects me to a add. It's been casinos etc, i've disabled my addons just in case that is what was causing the issue also i do not have Firefox set to instantly open on PC start up either yet it does for some reason.

Asked by sampapa12 5 hours ago

I reconnect to Firefox and lost of my user data

I tried to reconnect to my firefox, and when I done it I needed to reset my password. After that all my data in the account as been lost - no passwords, and extantions is… (read more)

I tried to reconnect to my firefox, and when I done it I needed to reset my password. After that all my data in the account as been lost - no passwords, and extantions is saved... Please help

Asked by Dvir Dimi 7 hours ago

Last reply by Hamna hani 5 hours ago

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Session backups

Is there a way to make backups of my session every 30 for example? The sessionstore-backups folder only saves the last session... I'd to have it saved often and not autom… (read more)

Is there a way to make backups of my session every 30 for example? The sessionstore-backups folder only saves the last session... I'd to have it saved often and not automatically deleted.

Asked by alinadeica 6 hours ago

Answered by alinadeica 6 hours ago

Viewing SVG in dark mode

Is it possible to view SVG with a dark background? For example in the picture, the SVG has a transparent background, and I would like it if Firefox's background was dark … (read more)

Is it possible to view SVG with a dark background? For example in the picture, the SVG has a transparent background, and I would like it if Firefox's background was dark so I can see the text.

Asked by H4nh 8 hours ago

Unable to watch Youtube EVEN in safe mode AND clearing my cache/cookies

Basically the subject! suddenly was unable to watch ANY youtube video. I cleared my cache 2x, restarted firefox, started it up again in safe mode, nada. I was only able t… (read more)

Basically the subject! suddenly was unable to watch ANY youtube video. I cleared my cache 2x, restarted firefox, started it up again in safe mode, nada. I was only able to use youtube in Chrome. Any ideas on waht it might be? I'm stuck in the eternal buffering wheel of "If your video doesn't start soon, try restarting your device".

Asked by Connie Wong 9 hours ago