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search a pdf in firefox. ctrl+shift+f and ctrl+f do not work

Normally there is no difficulty searching a pdf with a pdf reader. How does one do it in Firefox? Note that ctrl+shift+f and ctrl+f do not work. John … (read more)

Normally there is no difficulty searching a pdf with a pdf reader. How does one do it in Firefox?

Note that ctrl+shift+f and ctrl+f do not work.

John

Asked by johncurry 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Save "open with" files to %temp% instead of Downloads

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/28/firefox-91-download-behavior-when-opening-files-with-apps-changes/ https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1710933 If i want to ope… (read more)

https://www.ghacks.net/2021/06/28/firefox-91-download-behavior-when-opening-files-with-apps-changes/

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1710933

If i want to open files into an application i do not want the files to clutter up my downloads folder.

this used to work perfectly pre-v91.

i understand that some users were confused where their files went when they opened them incorrectly within firefox.

currently i'm using a python script to clear my downloads folder from the useless files, but i'd rather just not have to bother with it.

is there a way to get the old behavior back? im comfortable going into about:config and/or using a plugin if i have to.

Asked by MammothJerk 1 week ago

Answered by Terry 1 week ago

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Hi! Can anyone please help me restore CSS customizations, now that the latest 100.0 update has compromised them?

My CSS has always been directed to two effects: - tabs on bottom - general transparency of the bars The latest update luckily spared the former, but not the latter! Anywa… (read more)

My CSS has always been directed to two effects:

- tabs on bottom - general transparency of the bars

The latest update luckily spared the former, but not the latter! Anyway, this time I haven't been able to solve it on my own, unfortunately...

My current userChrome is:

https://pastebin.com/96BJRyUt

And my "special" about:config settings, which I've customized over the years to set everything back to how it looked before the progressive updates, are:

accessibility.typeaheadfind.manual - FALSE

toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets - TRUE

print.save_print_settings - FALSE

browser.download.autohideButton - FALSE

browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled - FALSE

browser.proton.enabled - FALSE

extensions.pocket.enabled - FALSE

layout.css.prefers-color-scheme.content-override - 1

browser.theme.content-theme - 1

browser.theme.toolbar-theme - 1

browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel - FALSE

browser.download.alwaysOpenPanel - FALSE

Can anyone please suggest a solution? Thanks for your attention!

Asked by Jacopissimo 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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All Tabs Disappeared but Showing Up in Task Manager

All tabs (including pinned tabs) have disappeared, but continue to show up in Task Manager (84 tabs showing in Task Manager). I tried re-booting, but didn't help. Firefo… (read more)

All tabs (including pinned tabs) have disappeared, but continue to show up in Task Manager (84 tabs showing in Task Manager).

I tried re-booting, but didn't help. Firefox v100.0 Win 10 / 64 bit

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Edit: I did a Firefox "Refresh" and all my saved tabs returned.

Asked by jl11 1 week ago

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No Clearing of cache

Website changes when developing never show the change even with cashing is operative. Regular history cleaned ETC ETC - Means CACHE CLEARING NEVER WORKS. This is a VERY B… (read more)

Website changes when developing never show the change even with cashing is operative. Regular history cleaned ETC ETC - Means CACHE CLEARING NEVER WORKS. This is a VERY BAD PROBLEM that is quite common. How these idiots at Mozilla have never fixed it indicates they useless. I've been recommended NEVER to use firefox because of this issue. So its back to Chrome and I hate supporting Google.

Asked by trevor.gti 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Being forced to SAVE files before reading or printing pages

Why does Firefox now (for the past number of weeks, at least) force me to SAVE every thing I want to read or print? Why cannot I simply read or print something without h… (read more)

Why does Firefox now (for the past number of weeks, at least) force me to SAVE every thing I want to read or print? Why cannot I simply read or print something without having to choose a place to save it and name it? I don't always want the file cluttering up my PC once I have read or printed it. Help will be appreciated!

ALSO, probably not related, but maybe? Every time I open Firefox, within a minute, the additional "secure" window to Amazon Smile opens and interrupts what I am doing. Has Amazon taken over the entire world?

Asked by covered.bridge.crouse 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Cannot see all Bookmarks when importing HTML file from old computer into Firefox

Hello, I exported the old bookmarks from an old computer into a new computer with the firefox HTML file option Once I imported them into the new version of Firefox, I cou… (read more)

Hello,

I exported the old bookmarks from an old computer into a new computer with the firefox HTML file option

Once I imported them into the new version of Firefox, I could only see the "recent" bookmarks in the bookmark menu view.

I checked the settings but could not find anything to modify this.

I can see all of the bookmarks if I go into Manage Bookmarks but I can't see anything but the recent ones in the bookmark menu

I tried this on two different computers so perhaps I am missing a setting somewhere?

Thanks!

Matt

Asked by matthew.dunn1 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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GMail time only off in Firefox

Hello, I have a strange issue. When I am in Gmail using Firefox, my time is off by 5 hours. I can open Gmail in Edge and the time is correct. I have 2 time zones listed … (read more)

Hello, I have a strange issue. When I am in Gmail using Firefox, my time is off by 5 hours. I can open Gmail in Edge and the time is correct.

I have 2 time zones listed in my Google calendar. I removed the secondary one and the time still stays the same.

One posted mentioned that they changed the computer time zone and this resolved the issue. I tried that and still get the same incorrect time.

I can log into my laptop and I get the same issue with Firefox being 5 hours off but Edge being right on time.

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Mike

Asked by mikewp 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

A couple users at our site intermittently receive a SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT error when navigating to Google in Firefox. This happens in Version 99.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows… (read more)

A couple users at our site intermittently receive a SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT error when navigating to Google in Firefox. This happens in Version 99.0.1 (64-bit) on Windows 10 computers. When the issue occurs, users can navigate to other websites without issues. Navigating to Google in a different browser works no problem. Restarting the browser will resolve the issue. Clearing cookies and site data has no effect. Users can also refresh the page after some time and the issue will go away.

Any idea as to why this is happening?

Asked by krisa15 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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My links!

I was trying to solve a hanging issue with firefox and following a 'tip' I changed the name of places.sq.lite to places.sq.lite.old I figured the renamed file would be th… (read more)

I was trying to solve a hanging issue with firefox and following a 'tip' I changed the name of places.sq.lite to places.sq.lite.old I figured the renamed file would be there to back-up from if something went wrong and although the hanging issue seems to have been fixed I have lost hundreds of links that have taken ages to put together.

Where is sq.lite.old located as it is missing from the original folder? It is not in my recycle bin so renaming it to old hasn't simply deleted it. In another folder there are bookmark backups with dates (JSONLZ4 files) but I have no idea how to get my old links back from them, if indeed that is what they are for.

Please help.

Asked by martinsphotoart 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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problem accessing a page

I have recently updated to Firefox 100. I am now getting this message on a page "You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser." I have confirmed I am … (read more)

I have recently updated to Firefox 100. I am now getting this message on a page "You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser." I have confirmed I am up to date.

The "update you browser" has a link to "whatbrowser.org", which I believe is run by that horrid business, Google.

Has anyone struck this problem? Is there a solution?

I have closed Firefox & re-opened, I have rebooted the computer. No change.

Asked by Eric @ Bosun29 1 week ago

Answered by James 1 week ago

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Too many pinned tabs broke Mozille

When i have like 50+ tabs pinned then firefox breaks and we cannot scroll tabs anymore. Of course closing tabs doesn;t work with Ctrl+W, but then we need some different s… (read more)

When i have like 50+ tabs pinned then firefox breaks and we cannot scroll tabs anymore. Of course closing tabs doesn;t work with Ctrl+W, but then we need some different shortcut for closing pinned tabs (like for example Ctrl + Shift + W) or just you fixing this bug ;) I attach 2 screenshots that show what happens with Firefox when having too many tabs pinned. I can't navigate through tabs anymore.

Asked by lunesco 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Dark Mode and Dark Themes have white text on a white background in the address bar

It seems since Firefox 100 the address bar has taken to being white-on-white, making it nearly impossible to read. There isn't any issues with light themes. It doesn't ma… (read more)

It seems since Firefox 100 the address bar has taken to being white-on-white, making it nearly impossible to read. There isn't any issues with light themes. It doesn't matter if I change the Windows 10 default app mode to light or dark. Light themes have black text on white background, but dark themes have white text on white background. Any ideas?

Asked by MonsieurJambon 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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Washington Post does not display content pages normally

Using FF 100. Last week the Washington Post suddenly will not display article content correctly. Main page is fine, but when I open a story, I get code and a page with ma… (read more)

Using FF 100. Last week the Washington Post suddenly will not display article content correctly. Main page is fine, but when I open a story, I get code and a page with many blank areas. Story content appears with small print.

No problem in Edge nor Chrome.

Asked by hcgoddard 1 week ago

Answered by -elison- 1 week ago

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can't select how to handle filetypes

Hey, I can't add new filetypes to the handlers.json Who had this before? I have already reset Firefox, deleted handlers.json, used safe mode... all without success For ex… (read more)

Hey, I can't add new filetypes to the handlers.json Who had this before? I have already reset Firefox, deleted handlers.json, used safe mode... all without success For example, when I click on a ZIP file, the "save as" menu opens immediately. In the FF settings this filetype does not appear. So I can't define how to handle new files. I have also tried the addon "Content-Type Fixer Content-Type Fixer".

Asked by tylonhh+firefoxsnyc 1 week ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 week ago

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Gmail won't switch accounts

I've used gmail (with multiple email accounts) on Firefox for many, many years. I switch back and forth between my email accounts daily. In the past few weeks, though, wh… (read more)

I've used gmail (with multiple email accounts) on Firefox for many, many years. I switch back and forth between my email accounts daily.

In the past few weeks, though, when I try to switch from my primary account to the others, it just defaults back to the primary. I've purged the cache, I've signed out and signed in. This does not happen on Chrome, just Firefox, which is why I've brought it here.

If I change the URL of the mailbox

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox

to

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox

It will take me to another mailbox. I can then change that number to get to the others. But it shouldn't be that way. So ... what is going on? How do I fix it?

Asked by randee1 1 month ago

Answered by randee1 1 month ago

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Has Mozilla gone mad? Facebook Partnership!!??

I dont care what you are going to say to make it sound okay, it is NOT OKAY AT ALL. Mozilla Firefox supposed to be a Privacy Browser is not making business with Meta ->… (read more)

I dont care what you are going to say to make it sound okay, it is NOT OKAY AT ALL. Mozilla Firefox supposed to be a Privacy Browser is not making business with Meta -> Facebook, lately i really question the mental health of Mozilla, first a unique identifier, now a partnership with zucking facebook, what's next? Let me tell you something, if you are a privacy company then get the zuck away from companies who don't give a damn zuck about privacy -> facebook, mozilla can NOT simply make a deal with facebook and claim "oh dont worry it's ok your privacy is secure, bullsh!t.

You know what, i have been using Firefox since i first accessed the internet with a webbrowser, now hear this -> one more negative thing from mozilla and that's it, bye mozilla you have lost your way.

While this is only me speaking here, MANY people have already quit firefox because of what mozilla has been doing recently. Continue what you are doing now, and soon your greatest product -> firefox will be dead. When privacy partners with tracking & spyware this is the definition of suicidal behaviour. I really worry about Mozillas Mental Health lately.

I will copy paste this post to a few other mozilla releated forums, let's see how long it stays on before censorship happens.


Here a few comments from reddit users on this topic:

The article says what it says, but we all have a long memory of Facebook/ Rebranded Facebook being a company that is horrible, and not to be trusted when they put out a press release. -Nailed it

I’ve been using Firefox since like 2002. I never stopped. I really hope I don’t have to soon. I will give them the benefit of the doubt. -Nailed it

Facebook is one company you should keep away as far as possible. -Nailed it

Then read the article, and see that this is a case of Mozilla working with Meta to maintain privacy. -This person must have mental issues, time to see a doctor asap!

Asked by Firefox_Beginner 1 week ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 1 week ago

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How to turn off download panel pop-up in version 98.0

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to g… (read more)

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to go into the config and turn the true flag false for this "improvement". Is there a better way of disabling this pop-up and if not will there be in future versions of firefox?

Asked by pathomeon 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago