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Does locking xpinstall.enabled in Firefox prevent extension updates?

I have locked xpinstall.enabled to false. I wonder if this will prevent extension updates? I hope not, because if it does, it will result in old extension versions which … (read more)

I have locked xpinstall.enabled to false.

I wonder if this will prevent extension updates?

I hope not, because if it does, it will result in old extension versions which might have security issues.

Many users lock this property to avoid inexperienced users installing extensions.

In the example at enabled it seems that it blocks the function startSoftwareUpdate. And it's plain to see, that the function contains the word "update".

Asked by steff 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Image upload issue: blank image

When uploading images in some web sites (such as web.whatsapp.com and others) the image is uploaded but it is blank/white, even if I visit the site with another browser I… (read more)

When uploading images in some web sites (such as web.whatsapp.com and others) the image is uploaded but it is blank/white, even if I visit the site with another browser I see only a blank image. When uploading to the same web site using other browser, for example Chrome, the image uploading has no issues and it is displayed correctly. I've already tried to disable the AdBlocker but nothing changes.

Asked by Masss 1 year ago

Answered by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox will not remember window position and size

I have been having this problem lately where Firefox won't remember the window position and size I assign it to, staying tucked away in the corner. It started when I sta… (read more)

I have been having this problem lately where Firefox won't remember the window position and size I assign it to, staying tucked away in the corner. It started when I started to use the [win key] + [arrow keys] to split my screen into 2. The thing is that it will remember the side it was last session, left or right; but it won't remember anything related to size. So every time I open Firefox I will have to manually maximize it which gets old pretty quickly. If I create a new profile it will magically work again but after logging in and importing my settings, bookmarks, etc, it will go back to the same problem. I have already tried reinstalling, disabling extensions and deleting xulstore.json (as well as getting the one from the new profile and replacing the old one). Help!

Asked by arielreuterg 1 year ago

Last reply by arielreuterg 1 year ago

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Audio won't come from firefox at all..... troubleshooted EVERYTHING

I've literally checked everything, reinstalled firefox, checked audio, set default audio, etc etc. Every other browser plays audio, every game plays audio, every media pl… (read more)

I've literally checked everything, reinstalled firefox, checked audio, set default audio, etc etc.

Every other browser plays audio, every game plays audio, every media player on my pc plays audio.

I can see the firefox audio going up and down like it wants to play but nothing is coming out. I'm a tech savy guy with computers and I can't even get this to work! It's stressing me out, started 2 days ago and hasn't gone away, didn't install anything new either.

I've double checked and triple checked my computers audio settings, even did a remove performance thing within firefox that says it can fix. doesn't.

Asked by wd89a92 1 year ago

Last reply by Eve 1 year ago

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url bar font size

Is there a way to adjust the url bar's font size? I have found ways to adjust the font on just about everything in Firefox, except for the url bar. I'm using Firefox v68.… (read more)

Is there a way to adjust the url bar's font size? I have found ways to adjust the font on just about everything in Firefox, except for the url bar. I'm using Firefox v68. Thanks for any help!

Asked by njbetavirp 1 year ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Switched Mozilla to Mozilla ESR... LOST BOOKMARKS!!!!! help please?

I had a Mozilla Firefox browser and switched to Mozilla ESR 68 version. I DID check bookmarks, etc to be synced to the new version but they are all gone!!! How can i ge… (read more)

I had a Mozilla Firefox browser and switched to Mozilla ESR 68 version. I DID check bookmarks, etc to be synced to the new version but they are all gone!!! How can i get them back? Yes, i did have to set a new identity as it asked me to during the download process for the new version. Is there any way to recover it by any means including reverting to the previous version

Asked by sertifiedjeenious 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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User-defined keyboard shortcuts on Mac don't work, unless menu item has been displayed

I've assigned user-defined shortcuts to Firefox on my Mac by adding items to: System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> + icon. This method works fine… (read more)

I've assigned user-defined shortcuts to Firefox on my Mac by adding items to:

    System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> + icon. 

This method works fine in other applications. However, within Firefox these only work after I've clicked on the menu bar and displayed the item with the shortcut.

For example, I have a shortcut to show the Bookmarks Toolbar defined as "View->Toolbars->Bookmarks Toolbar." In Firefox, under View menu I see the item "Bookmarks Toolbar" with the appropriate shortcut key shown next to it. BUT whenever I open a new window I have to show that menu item again before the shortcut key actually works.

Is this a bug?

I've tried different shortcuts, turning on/off private browsing, defining shortcuts under "All Applications" as well as "Firefox.app"

Thanks in advance for your help!

Asked by dave_schlossberg 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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revert to Firefox opening in full screen

I followed the directions on a security site to protect online communication. It suggested one or more setting, which resulted in Firefox opening in a fixed size window b… (read more)

I followed the directions on a security site to protect online communication. It suggested one or more setting, which resulted in Firefox opening in a fixed size window by default. I would like to revert it back so that Firefox opens in full screen, but can't remember which settings were altered. Any suggestions on how to revert to full screen by default? Thanks in advance.

Asked by isatinov 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Udemy is not playing videos

Hi, The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented … (read more)

Hi,

The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented fine. I get dark video.

Asked by joseluisbz 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Firefox keeps on installing itself

Hi everyone, I recently installed Firefox in a new Mac, I've been using Firefox in my old MacBook Pro without a problem, but in the new one, it keeps showing the installa… (read more)

Hi everyone, I recently installed Firefox in a new Mac, I've been using Firefox in my old MacBook Pro without a problem, but in the new one, it keeps showing the installation "disk" and when I try to eject it it says it's busy... do you know what I should do to install it definitively? Many thanks for your help. Best, y+

Asked by yettalee 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Firefox extension install greyed out

Please see attached image. Whenever I try to install an extension on firefox quantum 68.2.0 ESR it simply shows a greyed out button I cannot press. The only article I can… (read more)

Please see attached image. Whenever I try to install an extension on firefox quantum 68.2.0 ESR it simply shows a greyed out button I cannot press. The only article I can find on this offers the solution that it can be fixed using another plugin (which I can't install for the same reason...)

Asked by lethweii 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to disable political propaganda from Mozilla

When you open a new tab a "snippet" is shown at the bottom of the page. According to the preferences this is for "Updates from Mozilla and Firefox". Now I'm starting to s… (read more)

When you open a new tab a "snippet" is shown at the bottom of the page. According to the preferences this is for "Updates from Mozilla and Firefox".

Now I'm starting to see messages about how I can fight racism and how I should be proud of who I am.

Is there a way to limit the messages to things that are actually related to Firefox? I want to see important technical updates. I see enough political statements everywhere else.

Asked by argh1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Not prompted for master password

Hi, For some unknown reason, Firefox does not prompt me for the master password. This started happening after I opened quite a lot of tabs few weeks back. The prompt used… (read more)

Hi,

For some unknown reason, Firefox does not prompt me for the master password. This started happening after I opened quite a lot of tabs few weeks back. The prompt used to pop up on Firefox start up. But now it doesn't. I would have to do something to manually pop up the prompt. By something I mean, trying to save a password on a site, go to login page of a site, click on view logins etc. I'm not sure why this odd behavior is been shown. Any clues on how I could debug the issue?

Asked by ninostephen.dev 1 year ago

Last reply by ninostephen.dev 1 year ago