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Firefox home content shortcuts automatically adds recently visited sites

It is very convenient to open commonly visited sites from Firefox home, but there is no need for sites that i rarely visit. Firefox automatically adds random sites that I… (read more)

It is very convenient to open commonly visited sites from Firefox home, but there is no need for sites that i rarely visit.

Firefox automatically adds random sites that I have visited to empty slots. There should be option to disable this. There is a option in menu for this but it is not toggle-able.

Or is there a property in about:config that controls this? I tried some but they didnt't help.

Asked by kristjan.kiolein 4 hours ago

Text completely messed up on some sites.

For some reason text on some websites such as wikipedia and timeanddate is completely messed up, it looks like gibberish but is actually just displayed wrong. When you co… (read more)

For some reason text on some websites such as wikipedia and timeanddate is completely messed up, it looks like gibberish but is actually just displayed wrong. When you copy the text and paste it into something like Word it shows the text correctly, I've noticed that the text is shifted by one letter forward (e is f, f is g, etc.). I've tried the main, beta and nightly releases as well as reinstalling Firefox. Images attached.

Asked by joelfrom08 2 weeks ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 2 weeks ago

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Google search pages not showing text after Mac OS 12.6 Monterey upgrade

Since upgrading to Monterey, Google search pages show almost no text in Firefox. Google searches in Safari and Google Chrome are completely fine. Only Firefox is showing … (read more)

Since upgrading to Monterey, Google search pages show almost no text in Firefox. Google searches in Safari and Google Chrome are completely fine. Only Firefox is showing the problem. The blank text includes dropdown menus too - all options inside them are blank. Currently on Firefox v107.0, but the same problem happens with older versions.

If I go into Troubleshoot mode, the Google searches are working fine. I have refreshed Firefox, Cleared the startup cache. But the problem persists. I uninstalled Firefox from the machine, restarted the computer. Did a fresh download and install, haven't signed in so there are no addons/extensions to cause problems.

This is happening on both an Intel Mac and an M1 Mac running Mac OS 12.6 Monterey.

I attach one screenshot showing the same page with and without troubleshoot mode on. The second screenshot shows another page of results including what looks like weirdly encoded characters.

I've followed all the suggestions in the support page but nothing has helped. I'd really appreciate any advice on further troubleshooting. Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by Pavi 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

How to delete all container entries from Addon Multi Account Container ?

Hi, with a lot of effort I edited three times all my container entries at about:preferences#containers, but the changes were not overtaken correctly. Now I want to start… (read more)

Hi,

with a lot of effort I edited three times all my container entries at about:preferences#containers, but the changes were not overtaken correctly.

Now I want to start from the scratch without having to create a new Firefox profile. How can I delete the container entries permanently ? I already tried uninstalling and reinstalling the extension, but the entries were still there afterwards.

Thanks

Asked by ranala 1 week ago

Last reply by ranala 5 days ago

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XULRunner Error: Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Jus… (read more)

I recently installed new pc with fresh Firefox Developer Edition. Then I transfered the profile folder from old pc to the new pc. All bookmarks, addons, etc is there. Just the XULRunner popup appears only on the new pc. I uninstalled firefox on the new pc again and reinstalled it with profile cleaning. After profile cleaning firefox got faster and addons got removed. But the XULRunner popup keeps appearing. When I go to taskscheduler and trigger the "Firefox Developer Edition Background Update CA9422711AE1A81C" again, the XULRunner popup appears. Removing this taskscheduler and Firefox keeps readding it and the XULRunner popup are back. Any idea how I can get rid of the XULRunner popup?

Asked by simonbergi9 1 week ago

Answered by simonbergi9 1 week ago

How to disable file overwrite dialog?

So, I am a Linux user who is used to shell commands like mv or cp. One of their feature is absence of prompts like "Are you sure what you want to replace foo.txt?". Becau… (read more)

So, I am a Linux user who is used to shell commands like mv or cp. One of their feature is absence of prompts like "Are you sure what you want to replace foo.txt?". Because I have somewhat organized fs, I always know what that file is for and if I can overwrite it.


Now I have to download some files, what I need only for uploading onto another website / reading them once. So, I just download them into my /tmp folder and save them under the same name (so I could just repeat cat command and reduce clutter). But each time I download a file Firefox asks for confirmation to replace my existing file. Are there any config flags to disable those annoying prompts?

Asked by i-s-d 1 week ago

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Disable horizontal scrolling

Is there any way I can completely disable horizontal scrolling? I'm using a laptop with a trackpoint (lenovo x230, Windows 10) and it's not terribly accurate, which means… (read more)

Is there any way I can completely disable horizontal scrolling? I'm using a laptop with a trackpoint (lenovo x230, Windows 10) and it's not terribly accurate, which means scrolling whilst a youtube video is going often makes it track backwards or forwards, and another website I use uses a horizontal click to send me to the next page, which sucks. I would prefer to just be able to disable it entirely. Thanks!

I swear to god I used to have it disabled, just need to work out how again.

Asked by koco1 2 weeks ago

Answered by koco1 1 week ago

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Web Pages

FireFox V. 107.0 -MBP-High Sierra. Lately the last couple of months when I google search webpages then select them, Fire Fox doesnt bring up the article, Its been happen… (read more)

FireFox V. 107.0 -MBP-High Sierra.

Lately the last couple of months when I google search webpages then select them, Fire Fox doesnt bring up the article, Its been happening a lot and getting really irritating. So I bring up Google Chrome and it always brings up the article. SEE THE PICTURES. I use only Fire Fox as my browser, I keep Chrome around for when Fire Fox doesnt want to work properly. As you will see in the pictures the same website for both browsers. Fire Fox wont show the article no matter how many times I refresh the page or shut FF down, or reboot my MBP, but Chrome works perfectly every damned time. Why cant Fire Fox open the article but Chrome can? I need your help, any advice is greatly appreciated. SEE THE PICTURES.

Asked by SunnySkyez 3 weeks ago

Answered by SunnySkyez 2 weeks ago

Clear browsing history after quit not restoring tabs.

Hi! I like to have my browsing history cleared after I quit Firefox, but I found out that this will break the action to open previous windows and tabs. How to have these … (read more)

Hi!

I like to have my browsing history cleared after I quit Firefox, but I found out that this will break the action to open previous windows and tabs.

How to have these two options live together?

Asked by Roy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Changed namerserver on my site, but firefox still thinks site is on the old nameserver

I have recently updated my site to run off a different hosting provider, and CloudFlare, a long needed change to my site. However, in doing so, my site has become unreach… (read more)

I have recently updated my site to run off a different hosting provider, and CloudFlare, a long needed change to my site. However, in doing so, my site has become unreachable on my laptop, with firefox (and other browsers) still thinking that my domain is attached to the old nameservers, causing it to redirect to the "site not found" page of my previous hosting provider. I have tried flushing my system's DNS cache, clearing my browser cache, clearing the browser's DNS records, all to no avail, however, I do know my site works, as on my mobile phone with basic Safari, the site works fine.

my system is on Ubuntu 22.04, and running firefox version 107.0

Asked by liamz2r 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 weeks ago

New Tab Page

Is there a way that I can recover my New Tab page setup (just the new tab page) from a Macrium Reflect backup of my OS disk? I recently did some cleanup that cratered my… (read more)

Is there a way that I can recover my New Tab page setup (just the new tab page) from a Macrium Reflect backup of my OS disk? I recently did some cleanup that cratered my FireFox profile (developer and beta also). I would like to somehow recover just the New Tab page setup from the os backup. Any solution? Thanks for your help.

Asked by Grumpy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Firefox 108b2/b3 (Developer Version) Suddenly Alphabetizes

I have long been using the developer version of Firefox as my mainstay for browsing and getting Internet-related work done. Until I upgraded to 108, the Window menu remai… (read more)

I have long been using the developer version of Firefox as my mainstay for browsing and getting Internet-related work done. Until I upgraded to 108, the Window menu remained as I set it -- in the order that I opened windows. As I have tabs grouped by subject, this worked out well given the breadth of IT and academic work that I've been doing.

Now with Firefox auto-alphabetizing the Windows menu, I'm effectively losing my tabs. Is there any way to fix this and revert to the old behavior of organizing by order-of-open-window?

For what it's worth, I'm running the latest developer version Firefox on macOS Ventura for ARM.

Asked by rzeznikj 2 weeks ago

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Two incompatible firefox windows occur at once.

So I downloaded Firefox and logged in expecting my bookmarks to carry over after I "sync'd" it, however the did not. So I went to my old pc and did the export bookmarks t… (read more)

So I downloaded Firefox and logged in expecting my bookmarks to carry over after I "sync'd" it, however the did not. So I went to my old pc and did the export bookmarks thing and imported it to the new pc.

Now.. I have all my bookmarks and everything appears great. Except whenever I open a link from say my work it opens a Mozilla window that doesn't have my bookmarks. When I try to combine the windows It doesn't let me. I am also scared of losing access to the Mozilla with my bookmarks as I work from home using those. (the desktop shortcut to Mozilla opens the one without all my work)

In the attached screenshot things to note, the bookmark bar available on left isn't there on the right. Additionally in the taskbar (bottom) it shows Mozilla in two distinctly separate icons. When two Mozilla windows are open, they share the same icon on the taskbar, these do not, which leads me to believe I have two incompatible versions existing next to each other.

Asked by swampert180 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 weeks ago

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Sidebar width reduction via userChrome

Hello. It seems I get a problem or two almost always with a new update lately. I have been using an userChrome.css to reduce the width of sidebar but the latest version 1… (read more)

Hello.

It seems I get a problem or two almost always with a new update lately. I have been using an userChrome.css to reduce the width of sidebar but the latest version 107.0 now ignores it and have a wide width even at the narrowest. Mine currently is set as, "#sidebar {min-width:30px !important; max-width:none !important;}" This no longer works. Your support much appreciated.

Regards,

Asked by qp 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

Hovering mouse over profile in chooser shows profile location makes unresponsive to mouse

Tell me how to configure profile chooser to not show profile location when mouse hovers over it for 2 seconds, make the time necessary to show profile location 10 seconds… (read more)

Tell me how to configure profile chooser to not show profile location when mouse hovers over it for 2 seconds, make the time necessary to show profile location 10 seconds, or disable the showing of profile location when hovering over profile in chooser.

Asked by nunya_fukkin_bizness 3 weeks ago

Last reply by nunya_fukkin_bizness 3 weeks ago

Firefox will not load sites that generate additional pages while other browsers can

I'm having an issue where firefox is acting as if there's something blocking pages/content. I do not experience the issue on any other browser. I first noticed it tryin… (read more)

I'm having an issue where firefox is acting as if there's something blocking pages/content. I do not experience the issue on any other browser.

I first noticed it trying to log into one of my accounts. The login portal redirects the page to a success screen and then to the home page. With firefox after entering credentials it shows a blank page with a 500 error instead.More specifically I believe it has to do with an api for "duosecure" (checking for multi factor auth)

another example is trying to download chrome remote desktop - normally you click their download link and pauses the current page while it triggers a popup to chrome's page to download the extension. It does this in any other browser I try except firefox.

This is on a clean install of windows 10 and a clean install of firefox. I am on the latest version of firefox (tried 106 and updated to 107 via the beta options) I have: - cleared cookies and cache - restarted firefox - tried safe mode - tried with and without extensions/addons and have removed all - uninstalled firefox as well as deleted all appdata folders - tried unchecking hardware acceleration - setting dns to none and changing the dns server options - turned off any setting i could find regarding popups, blocking sites etc - manually turned off enhanced tracking - gone through windows firewall and security settings to turn off everything that i could find that was "on" - rebooted computer - rebooted router - used the "refresh" firefox to set it back to defaults - tried connecting to the internet via ethernet and wifi options - windows updates Note: logging into other things such as gmail or facebook are fine on firefox but they don't seem to trigger redirects to outside sites.

Asked by sli4 3 weeks ago

Last reply by sli4 3 weeks ago