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Create desktop shortcuts with Firefox

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image) Now it does not create a shortcu… (read more)

I used to create desktop shortcuts to websites by dragging the padlock thumbnail to the left of the URL to the desktop. (see first image)

Now it does not create a shortcut but instead creates a file on the desktop with a .URL extension.(see 2nd image) Double clicking on the file will take me to the website, but as a file and not a shortcut, I cannot modify the name displayed or change the icon displayed.

Am I looking at something new in version 96 or have I inadvertantly changed something in the settings?

Asked by George Sinkinson 2 days ago

Answered by George Sinkinson 13 hours ago

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Password problem

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try t… (read more)

Hi, Firefox is my preferred browser but I am having trouble logging into a site I use a lot. The site is Supercoach (https://supercoach.heraldsun.com.au) but when I try to log in it keeps telling me the user name or password is incorrect. I have tried clearing the cache with no success. I have no problem logging in with Chrome and Brave. Please advise, Ian.

Asked by amigaman 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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opening some pages in a large size instead of small size

Good afternoon Frequently I use this page: https://www.flashscore.com/ in Mozilla Firefox browser. Earlier when I clicked on the page in this service for example: https:/… (read more)

Good afternoon

Frequently I use this page: https://www.flashscore.com/ in Mozilla Firefox browser.

Earlier when I clicked on the page in this service for example: https://www.flashscore.com/match/CrSqmqeL/#match-summary, it displayed a small size window in browser, because in this way it should be displayed.

Now when I click on the above page, Mozilla displays a normal, large size of the page, what is irritating.

How to fix it ?

Thank You very much in advance.

Best Regards Lukasz Mizera

Asked by lukasz_mizera 22 hours ago

Answered by FredMcD 17 hours ago

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Ask to save logins and passwords for websites

The check box 'Ask to save logins and passwords for web sites' keeps unchecking itself. It used to work fine. Now, it doesn't. And consequently, the sub-item 'Autofill lo… (read more)

The check box 'Ask to save logins and passwords for web sites' keeps unchecking itself. It used to work fine. Now, it doesn't. And consequently, the sub-item 'Autofill logins and passwords' won't work either.

Every time I open the browser to login to a website that has the login details saved, nothing happens. I have to go into settings every time and re-check the main checkbox (i.e. 'Ask to save...') in order to also activate 'Autofill...'.

This is really frustrating and annoying. Why won't the box stay checked? Hope you can come up with an answer. Many thanks.

Asked by MM555 3 months ago

Answered by MM555 3 months ago

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Browsing

When I try to use search terms in Firefox it redirects me to an insecure website URL with an error message. I do not have any plugins installed, but there is this robot s… (read more)

When I try to use search terms in Firefox it redirects me to an insecure website URL with an error message. I do not have any plugins installed, but there is this robot symbol next to my search bar.

Asked by notu1512 1 day ago

Answered by CyberVivek 1 day ago

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Error "under remote control" due to DevTools

I upgraded to Windows 11 home and since I did when I open Firefox I keep getting the pink and gray bar with the skull telling me my computer is under remote control. If … (read more)

I upgraded to Windows 11 home and since I did when I open Firefox I keep getting the pink and gray bar with the skull telling me my computer is under remote control. If I close Firefox then reopen it the error goes away, BUT, (isn't there always a but) some websites don't totally load. Please tell me there is a fix?

Asked by Patty Ann 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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All my pages went to dark mode after the last update

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, wha… (read more)

I always used a theme that is dark on the top side (tab area), after the last update, all pages went on darkmode without me making any change, google search, twitter, whatsapp web, even the initial firefox page. The only way to turn that off is to deactivate my theme. I dont want my browser to be entirely on dark mode. How can I roll back this change?

Asked by dieguitocinti 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Trust Manager con't

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.) The problem… (read more)

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.)


The problem is I'm having trouble accessing protected files from my employer.

A grey message box comes up when I try to do so that reads as follows:

"Currently in safe reading mode. This document cannot connect to:

https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/20165/react-adult-protection-curriculum-models-1-overview-of-legislation-and-documentation

If you want to enable this function, please check the Trust Manager preferences to disable safe reading."

When I go to 'Preferences' and click on Trust Manager, I'm still not able to access the protected files.

PS I was unable to take a screen shot of this grey box.

Asked by gloriathiessen 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Lost of all opened TABs in all my opened windows

Hello there !!! Today I had serious damage to my Mozilla Firefox. When I started up Firefox I realized that I lost all my opened tabs on all my (three) opened windows, al… (read more)

Hello there !!!

Today I had serious damage to my Mozilla Firefox. When I started up Firefox I realized that I lost all my opened tabs on all my (three) opened windows, although I had checked the box "Restore previous sessions" in the settings section.

I opened "settings" and I saw this box unchecked !!!!!

The unfortunate event of this failure is that I restarted Firefox and even worse I restarted the PC.

Now I wonder, after all these, if there is a way to restore all my lost TABs that, I believe, there are hidden somewhere...

Asked by rogergr311049 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Website won't open on Firefox but will open on other browsers

Website fathom.intelliagent.com won't open on Firefox but will open on other browsers. It worked yesterday but today it won't open. Help me please. Thanks. … (read more)

Website fathom.intelliagent.com won't open on Firefox but will open on other browsers. It worked yesterday but today it won't open. Help me please. Thanks.

Asked by gktwo 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Cannot login to credit union, security code mismatch

Credit Union of Denver has an alert that Firefox may impede access to accounts, and it has been this way for over three weeks. When I try to login I get the notice "Secu… (read more)

Credit Union of Denver has an alert that Firefox may impede access to accounts, and it has been this way for over three weeks. When I try to login I get the notice "Security Code Mismatch." No other browser has this problem. Is anything being done to fix this well-known problem?

Asked by wayne-man 2 days ago

Answered by wayne-man 1 day ago

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Volume - muted

My volume suddenly stopped working several days ago. I can hear the volume in my headset, but not through my speakers. 1. I have checked my settings in my computer 2.… (read more)

My volume suddenly stopped working several days ago. I can hear the volume in my headset, but not through my speakers.

1. I have checked my settings in my computer 2. Its not a tab muted 3. Chrome and all over platforms work fine. 4. I have gone into settings and allowed all websites to play audio and video.

Nothing....can someone help me?

I just switched to FF and this is troubling.

Thank you SO much for you time.

Asked by karenmikschpr 1 day ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 day ago

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WHY DOES MOZILLA DESTROY THE WORLD'S BEST BROWSER with FORCED DARK THEMES

MOZILLA NEEDS TO ***THINK*** BEFORE MAKING ARBITRARY CHANGES LIKE FORCED-BLACK THEMES. LAUNCHING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FROM BEING FORCED TO ANOTHER BROWSER BECAUSE OF … (read more)

MOZILLA NEEDS TO ***THINK*** BEFORE MAKING ARBITRARY CHANGES LIKE FORCED-BLACK THEMES.

LAUNCHING A CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT FROM BEING FORCED TO ANOTHER BROWSER BECAUSE OF MOZILLA'S OBVIOUS UNWILLINGNESS TO LISTEN TO LONG-TERM CUSTOMERS.

Asked by Bill Mayhew 2 days ago

Last reply by Seburo 2 days ago

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Firefox 96 - block autoplay still doesn't work

I know it gets posted a lot but none have actual working answers. I have autoplay to be blocked on all sites, I will never want any site to autoplay anything, I'd rather… (read more)

I know it gets posted a lot but none have actual working answers. I have autoplay to be blocked on all sites, I will never want any site to autoplay anything, I'd rather not be ever to ever start the video than for autoplay to happen.

I've checked the about:config against other posts say are the answer but it it's never solved this.

Upgraded to firefox 96 and the problem persists - haven't checked much yet but instagram.com is certainly playing every post.

Asked by Frank & Jen 1 week ago

Answered by TNorth 1 week ago

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FF only opens up for about one-third screen

Firefox will now only up with a window about one-third the size of my monitor. I cannot find any way to change it back to filling the entire screen upon opening. I don't … (read more)

Firefox will now only up with a window about one-third the size of my monitor. I cannot find any way to change it back to filling the entire screen upon opening. I don't mean the full screen setting, just filling it top to bottom and side to side. If I hover over screen size icon, I get numerous options, but none allowing me to select wide screen.

Asked by debko900 1 week ago

Answered by debko900 2 days ago