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Second Monitor Display Scaling

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display pr… (read more)

I am a Mac user and using a second monitor display. When I move a Firefox window to the second display it doubles in size. I cannot figure out how to get it to display properly (as it displays on my original monitor). Please help.

Asked by sarahrb1989 2 years ago

Last reply by sarahrb1989 2 years ago

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google search bar

I have Google as my Home page. I am sure that up until a few weeks ago when I opened my Home page the cursor would automatically jump to the Google search box - ready to … (read more)

I have Google as my Home page. I am sure that up until a few weeks ago when I opened my Home page the cursor would automatically jump to the Google search box - ready to type in my search. Now when I open the Home page the cursor jumps into the location bar (aka the address Bar) - where you would type web address. How can I make it revert to jumping to the Google search box on the Google page. Thanks

Asked by mikeandjuliejudy 2 years ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 year ago

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Possible Scam?

Is this a scam? I just did a search for a local pub here in Boise, and receive the following: You've made the 5-billionth search. Congratulations! You may be our next luc… (read more)

Is this a scam? I just did a search for a local pub here in Boise, and receive the following: You've made the 5-billionth search. Congratulations! You may be our next lucky winner!’ for ‘Firefox

Asked by lordrandall 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Inappropriate sharing of tabs between personal and work computers

I have two computers, one for personal use and one for business. Somehow the tabs between the two computers are being shared and I cannot disable it. Both browsers are si… (read more)

I have two computers, one for personal use and one for business. Somehow the tabs between the two computers are being shared and I cannot disable it. Both browsers are signed into different Firefox accounts, Sync is turned off on both, and there are no connected devices. Yet despite that, when I go to one computer, it pops up a Firefox icon (see attached) in the taskbar that lets me open the tab open on the other computer. This is incredibly frustrating and Firefox should not automatically share this information, and should not make it so difficult to disable.

Asked by ericrlazear 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Drag and drop stopped working for Outlook webmail

Last week attaching documents using drag and drop suddenly stopped working for Outlook webmail. I've seen the same problem posted here, but no response yet. Already teste… (read more)

Last week attaching documents using drag and drop suddenly stopped working for Outlook webmail. I've seen the same problem posted here, but no response yet. Already tested, this feature still does work in outlook when using Safari, so there is some new incompatibility between outlook and firefox. I really do NOT want to change browsers as I've been using Firefox forever, but this is a deal breaker. Please please Firefox, show some evidence that this new apparent incompatibility is being fixed. Thanks!

p.s. this doesn't seem like it should be left to volunteers, is there a way for messages to reach someone who actually works for firefox?

Asked by annev 2 years ago

Last reply by annev 2 years ago

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How do I delete a saved user name that is wrong in firefox on Mac

Previous posts from years ago said to highlight the wrong user name and hit Shift + Delete. That used to work, but no longer does. How can I remove the incorrect user n… (read more)

Previous posts from years ago said to highlight the wrong user name and hit Shift + Delete. That used to work, but no longer does. How can I remove the incorrect user name from the drop down list?

Asked by sdd250 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Cannot open www.washingtonpost.com on Firefox

suddenly, I cannot open www.washingtonpost.com on Firefox 99 for the first time in years. It briefly opens, then disappears. I can open it in Private Browsing window w… (read more)

suddenly, I cannot open www.washingtonpost.com on Firefox 99 for the first time in years. It briefly opens, then disappears. I can open it in Private Browsing window with no problem. All the security preferences have me confused. I don't want to switch to Safari. Please help!

Asked by danny50 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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firefox sync server reverse proxy not working

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000… (read more)

I'm self hosting a firefox sync server on unraid. If I set it up on the local network, it works. I use this public address in the docker container http://localhost:5000 and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://localhost:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5.

Now if I switch to my reverse proxy, I use this public address in the docker container http://firefox.mydomain.com and the about:config server as identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com:5000/token/1.0/sync/1.5. It does not sync. I get an error if I use that url in the browser link. If I make it http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5 (taking out the port number), my browser displays a json page. But if I remove the port number in the about:config and make it identity.sync.tokenserver.uri = http://firefox.mydomain.com/token/1.0/sync/1.5, it logs me out of the firefox account.

The reverse proxy is passing port 5000 through, so that is why not specifying it returns a valid browser page. The about:config seems to need the port specified to work. Otherwise I'm getting logged off. Is there a workaround to this?

Asked by firefox1812 1 year ago

Last reply by firefox1812 1 year ago

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How can I delete cache and cookies, but keep history, every time I close Firefox?

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed. When I close and reopen Firefox, the c… (read more)

Under Privacy and Security I have Firefox set to 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' with no exceptions listed.

When I close and reopen Firefox, the cookies are correctly deleted, but the cache is not. I have to manually go into this setting to delete them. This also happens if I go to the menu bar setting of 'history/clear recent history'.

I want to keep my history of where I've been, but clear clear cookies and the cache every time close.

This doesn't seem like an unreasonable request for a browser that bills itself as being privacy oriented, but I don't see how to do this. Doing banking, I have to manually go into Privacy each time to get this done to clear the site.

From looking at previous answers to this question it seems the current way Firefox is designed this is "not a bug, but a feature".

Using Firefox 99.0 on a 2017 Imac.

Asked by rockpapersizzors 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Recover old session before potentially accidentally deleting

I'm trying to recover a profile that has the most recent history, tabs and pinned tabs that I seem to have either lost or overwritten yesterday. I can try to reconstruct … (read more)

I'm trying to recover a profile that has the most recent history, tabs and pinned tabs that I seem to have either lost or overwritten yesterday. I can try to reconstruct from my actual history but I don't remember everything I had open. I'm also not sure what to do with all the profiles that are associated with my browser. The version with my actual name is not the default and is an initial version I used on an older computer.A ny easy answers would be appreciated. It's frustrating that there is no way to contact them Mozilla directly.

Thanks

Asked by ellenceegee 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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I am having an issue loading my proxy into Mozilla Firefox Multi-Container App

When i am loading my proxy into the multi container app i get a message that reads "please enter valid url link" do i need to enter an actual link or just the proxy numbe… (read more)

When i am loading my proxy into the multi container app i get a message that reads "please enter valid url link" do i need to enter an actual link or just the proxy numbers and port? I reached out to my proxy provider and they do not provide an actual link to the proxies.

Asked by kevin73408 2 years ago

Last reply by fxybrew 1 year ago

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Firefox browser is now blocking pop-ups and I can't get into my account

Unable to access some of my accounts. Firefox is blocking pop-ups Block third party cookies, Cookie tracking, Cross site tracking Something is different and I need help t… (read more)

Unable to access some of my accounts. Firefox is blocking pop-ups Block third party cookies, Cookie tracking, Cross site tracking Something is different and I need help to fix these issues.

Asked by densusiemt 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Unable to install Net Gear router to initiate internet connection for my Mac Book Air.

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purc… (read more)

I attempted to install a router but Mozilla sent a caution message that the brand (Net Gear) was insecure. Which brands are secure routers?>I have a Mac Book Air purchased a few months ago and have never had internet at home. This is first attempt. Thanks.

Asked by jimgalo 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Maximum number of synced tabs?

Is there a maximum number of tabs that can be synced? I have about 800 tabs on my old computer, but when I look at the synced tabs in the sidebar on the new computer, onl… (read more)

Is there a maximum number of tabs that can be synced? I have about 800 tabs on my old computer, but when I look at the synced tabs in the sidebar on the new computer, only about half of them are listed. The oldest 400 or so are missing.

And yes, I realize 800 tabs is insane. But that's another discussion. :)

Asked by tony_w 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox peculiarities

1. What do I need to do so that when I answer questions in an online survey by checking a box a mark actually shows up in that box? Increasingly the box remains blank but… (read more)

1. What do I need to do so that when I answer questions in an online survey by checking a box a mark actually shows up in that box? Increasingly the box remains blank but I know my question -- which I hope was entered in the right box -- was registered because the "Next" button works.

2. Also, more and more I cannot connect to a website that Firefox thinks may not be safe but it is and I have to "temporarily" inactivate the block. How can we fix that?'

Asked by Em-Ess 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unknown breach

Hi, I received notification of a breach, including password compromise. I've checked and don't see the app. What is next? What to check? What to do? (if the auto re… (read more)

Hi, I received notification of a breach, including password compromise. I've checked and don't see the app. What is next? What to check? What to do? (if the auto reply is 'don't sweat it', what does that indicate about the service?) Thanks!

Asked by rw 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Tab crashing

I am experiencing crashes when I open a tab from a website I've gone to frequently with no problems. OR I get into the site , go to another page and it crashes. This i… (read more)

I am experiencing crashes when I open a tab from a website I've gone to frequently with no problems. OR I get into the site , go to another page and it crashes. This is only happening on Firefox. I may have changed some permissions, when I was having a problem with sharing my screen when I was in a Zoom session. Please help if you can.

Asked by denisethomasdmt 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago