localhost dns

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I … (read more)

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I have modified my local dns (/etc/hosts) file to include my site's url but firefox can't find it. Firefox manages to find the nginx greeting and it finds phpmyadmin which is used to manage my database, but it can't locate the wordpress web pages.

One might think I had a problem with my nginx server blocks, but that's not the case because google chrome finds the web pages with no problem.

FIrefox appears to reach out to the internet dns by default and ignore the localhost dns settings. So how do I change Firefox's default settings so that it can access websites on the same computer like Google Chrome does?

Asked by wrknight 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 34 minutes ago

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Importing old firefox data

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version?… (read more)

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version? I have lost most history, bookmars, etc.

Asked by Garrysch 9 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 hours ago

Can't Retrieve Bookmarks after latest update - 76

Hello. I can't find my bookmarks after update 76. I followed the directions, and I ouldn't find anything. I searched my computer and all my drives for json files and 'bo… (read more)

Hello. I can't find my bookmarks after update 76. I followed the directions, and I ouldn't find anything. I searched my computer and all my drives for json files and 'bookmarks', and I found backups from 2001, 2013, and I know I have backups 'older' than those on discs, but the ones missing (so far) are the most important and complete ones from the past 7 years. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but update 76 'seems' to necessitate syncing devices. I only have reason to browse on my desktop, so I didn't plan on syncing it with anything. I 'do' have a smartphone, but other than downloading malwarebytes and one other app, that I need, that's the extent of my 'online' activities on the phone. However, since I couldn't find my bookmarks without doing so, I decided to download Firefox onto my phone and try to sync them up. When I signed up for the Firefox account earlier, I changed my password with a password generator. However, my phone doesn't have all the characters on its keyboard that are in my password. You can customize the keyboard, but it looked like a magnificent pain to do so. Instead, it seemed easier to 'dumb down' my password from 40 characters down to around the minimum, at least until I got them synced. However, I tried twice with typing visible on the phone and it said the password was wrong, so instead of trying a third time, and getting locked out of Firefox - I came here to see if anyone could help me. I know that rebooting often corrects a lot of things, but since I don't have these bookmarks backed up anywhere - I was afraid this might be a case where it may make the bookmarks more difficult or impossible to retrieve. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Help Please 3 hours ago

Last reply by Help Please 1 hour ago

Why doesn't Dark Reader add-on work on support.mozilla.org?

Original question, Why doesn't DarkReader add-on work on home page? Answered with: Internal pages are protected from addons. But you can simply select the dark theme in … (read more)

Original question, Why doesn't DarkReader add-on work on home page?

Answered with: Internal pages are protected from addons. But you can simply select the dark theme in ≡ -> Customize.

Possible reasons not to work:

  1. The poster was an alien
  2. 42 (See no. 1)
  3. Mozilla devs just hate us. When we (have to) come for answers here, from a comfortable dark web - whether using Dark Reader, or some other means - they purposefully BLAST us with bright white pages so that we will never, ever use Firefox again and uninstall it right away and move on to something else (less idiotic).
  4. Seriously, though, see the answer in context was an alien.

So, who can tell us how to get around this, please? We get it, whatever: support.mozilla.org is, somehow, a local page - or, something - and it can't be styled, but how do we get around this BLINDING WHITE LIGHT? Thank you so much.

^^ addons.about ("addons.about-scheme") can be styled, Library (Downloads) can, Options (about:preferences) can and also about:about and a bunch of abouts can, also - only this website is locked like this, to torture people, why...

EDIT: Screenshots attached illustrate that, as suggested in the first thread from years ago, Dark Theme had been applied and it makes no difference.

Asked by nostromov 1 hour ago

Unable to view videos streamed by a public TV station

I have previously not had this issue, have had no problem viewing videos on this particular website. Recently I've had a raft of of issues (since the latest Firefox upgr… (read more)

I have previously not had this issue, have had no problem viewing videos on this particular website. Recently I've had a raft of of issues (since the latest Firefox upgrade??). In this instance, the website is https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/ I am signed in as a member. Whenever I try to play a movie or TV show, I get this message:

Video Playback Error Sorry, we’ve encountered an error playing this video. If you have an ad blocker turned on, try turning it off or whitelisting our website before trying again. This may prevent you from loading videos.

I'm PC illiterate so I have no idea how to turn off an ad blocker (as well as Firefox being my browser, I have Quick Heal Anti-Tracker installed). Can someone please provide some help with REALLY BASIC instructions (ie. as if you're talking to an alien who has never used a computer before!). TIA

I also am unable to sign in to my YouTube account so I can watch videos I've subscribed to (I can view videos otherwise on YT). When I attempt to sign in, I get this image (below).

I have emptied cache, deleted browsing history etc, makes no difference. I can access and view SBS and YT on another browser, just not on Firefox.

Asked by downshifterx2 1 hour ago

No audio from Firefox on any site

I started having an issue where I do not get any audio from Firefox. Everything else works fine. Firefox is not muted, it's not turned down in the mixer. I completely … (read more)

I started having an issue where I do not get any audio from Firefox. Everything else works fine. Firefox is not muted, it's not turned down in the mixer. I completely uninstalled using Revo Uninstaller to make sure ALL registry and directories were deleted. When I reinstalled it did not give me the "You've already installed" message, so I know this was a complete reinstall.... Still no audio at all.

Asked by sponge14 1 day ago

Last reply by sponge14 2 hours ago

No casting option on Firefox yet!

Its 2020 man! Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have t… (read more)

Its 2020 man!

Why are we (Mozilla community) still missing content casting feature just like Google Chrome and other browsers. Even the new Microsoft Edge Chromium have that feature. I usually stream a lot of content and this feature, for me, is indispensable.

Furthermore, I am not asking for any workaround or extensions. There should be a native casting feature on Mozilla Firefox too just like other browsers.

Regards, VIVEK

Asked by Vivek Rao Anand 1 month ago

Last reply by Scott 2 hours ago

Unable to get my saves login (Corrupt logins file)

I recently installed my OS and backup the entire profile folder of Firefox. When I put the key4 and logins file in to the fresh install there was only one password in it,… (read more)

I recently installed my OS and backup the entire profile folder of Firefox. When I put the key4 and logins file in to the fresh install there was only one password in it, the remaining passwords were gone. I also noticed that a new file (logins.json.corrupt) is created along with file(logins.json). I tried to paste the files again to fix it but same issue. I think the files are corrupt. Is there any way to fix it?

Asked by Muhammad Hamza Umar 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 hours ago

Firefox no longer allowing me to access some log in windows eg PayPal

I hardly know how to describe the problem I've been having but I'm fed up with it! Just now I was in a site to purchase an item and clicked to go through PayPal. I could … (read more)

I hardly know how to describe the problem I've been having but I'm fed up with it! Just now I was in a site to purchase an item and clicked to go through PayPal. I could enter all my log in details for PayPal but it would not open the PayPal site. This has happened every time I've tried to use PayPal lately. I then have to go and use Edge and do my purchase through there, no problem at all.

Often when I've tried to open a log in window that opens in a separate pop up style window, that window will only open as a tiny window in the top left corner. I have to drag the bottom and sides to get it big enough to fill out. Then when you enter that info ready for the next section, it reverts right back to the tiny window once more. I've done all sorts of things in my settings and mostly no change. I did however get the bank log in window to stop doing it and work properly.

Another issue is the correct time for me here in Aust is no longer being recognised in some cases. One is the Track My Hours App. I enter 'Start now' and it says 6:55 AM when it's actually 4:55 PM on my computer clock! It is not the App as I now use it in Edge as well and it is fine there. I never used to have this problem with the much earlier versions of Firefox, it only started a month or so ago when I got a new computer with the latest version installed, at that stage I think it was 72 and I had other problems as well that finally got sorted.

I really want to continue using Firefox but can't do so with several sites and then waste a lot of time swapping over to another browser. I have version 83 now.

Can anyone please help!!! Thanks.

Asked by CH 4 days ago

Last reply by CH 3 hours ago

Firefox Browser

When asked to REFRESH Firefox and I did, the definition of refresh did not mean remove all my bookmarks. Evidently it did to Firefox people. NOW my accumulated bookmar… (read more)

When asked to REFRESH Firefox and I did, the definition of refresh did not mean remove all my bookmarks. Evidently it did to Firefox people. NOW my accumulated bookmarks over the past 5 years or so are ALL GONE. Is there a way to get them back? You do not believe how mad I am right now.

Asked by decastro.jnp 3 hours ago

Entire User Name & Password list deleted with Latest Update

I've tried the suggestions outlined in the Support section and none apply. There is only 1 Profile - the Default Profile. There is no .json corrupt file at support. How d… (read more)

I've tried the suggestions outlined in the Support section and none apply. There is only 1 Profile - the Default Profile. There is no .json corrupt file at support. How do I recover this information?

Asked by young4ee 3 hours ago

METAMASK IS SHOWING WHITE SCREEN MY WALLET NOT RESPONSIVE

My metamaskk add on is not responsive TOTALLY I am not able to trade or send any transactions because its like the add on is not coming up at all. I am lost, and I have 0… (read more)

My metamaskk add on is not responsive TOTALLY I am not able to trade or send any transactions because its like the add on is not coming up at all. I am lost, and I have 000,000+ in my wallet and I don't have the seed because it wouldnt give it to me please help.

Asked by ferdellcass 3 hours ago

Sign up for FireFox forum

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum? I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct. I try to set up a new account and the security que… (read more)

How can I sign up for Mozilla (firefox) forum?

I have an account, but won't recognize my credentials. They ARE correct.

I try to set up a new account and the security question "how many letters in Mozilla" doesn't work. The answer is 7, but says it's wrong. WFT?

Help w**********y@gmail.com

Asked by fl4321 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 hours ago

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on PC firefox bookmarks

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on my PC Firefox bookmarks??? i need a permanent solution ... i did see some archived solution but there 47 comments and they … (read more)

how do I delete the mobile bookmarks folder on my PC Firefox bookmarks??? i need a permanent solution ... i did see some archived solution but there 47 comments and they don't work and they don't say what the answer was, only that it was the solution ... i need an answer for stupid people. i tried going to about:config and selecting false for show mobile bookmarks but it keeps coming back and it wont even let me move it some where else ... do i really need to use a different browser because of this?

Asked by rudy3106 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Yahoo e-mail not working after upgrade

Running Firefox 83.0 on Ubuntu (20.04). After upgrading Ubuntu to current version, Firefox will not load Yahoo e-mail in regular mode. Just thrashes and does nothing. All… (read more)

Running Firefox 83.0 on Ubuntu (20.04). After upgrading Ubuntu to current version, Firefox will not load Yahoo e-mail in regular mode. Just thrashes and does nothing. All other websites working fine.

Tried safe mode, and Yahoo mail loads just fine in safe mode. As such, I turned off hardware acceleration. Did not help. Then disabled the only extension I had on Firefox. Then outright removed extension. Cleared cache. Nothing.

Yahoo mail still loads just fine in safe mode, but simply will not load in regular mode. I can access the yahoo main page, but if I click into yahoo mail from there it doesn't load that way either.

Thanks for any help!!

Asked by dopperwall 4 hours ago

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Zoom Meetings silently don't open

When I click on any Zoom link in Firefox 83 on Linux, nothing happens. It seems like Firefox has no idea that the zoommtg:// protocol exists. I've tried: checking that … (read more)

When I click on any Zoom link in Firefox 83 on Linux, nothing happens. It seems like Firefox has no idea that the zoommtg:// protocol exists.

I've tried:

  • checking that Firefox is not installed from a snap
  • manually setting the network.protocol-handler.expose.zoommtg and network.protocol-handler.external.zoommtg preferences to true
  • running xdg-open 'zoommtg://...' in a terminal (this works fine, it's how I finished the Zoom SSO login)

Asked by pianohacker 8 hours ago

Answered by pianohacker 4 hours ago

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VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media on WSHH

When I try to watch a video on WSHH, I get this error VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media. I have DuckDuckG… (read more)

When I try to watch a video on WSHH, I get this error VIDEOJS: ERROR: (CODE:4 MEDIA_ERR_SRC_NOT_SUPPORTED) No compatible source was found for this media. I have DuckDuckGo Privacy Essencials installed, and I also have uBlock Origin installed. I disable both extensions but I still see the same error. I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and my Firefox version is 77.0.1 (64-bit) canonical - 1.0

I attach the console log.

Asked by cunha-filipe 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

Keyboard not working in tablet mode

I just installed the latest version of firefox (83.0)(64-bit). now when I use my MS surface in tablet mode, the virtual keyboard pops up for about a second and then disap… (read more)

I just installed the latest version of firefox (83.0)(64-bit). now when I use my MS surface in tablet mode, the virtual keyboard pops up for about a second and then disappears. Chrome and edge works ok. just firefox.

Asked by roberta5 11 hours ago

Last reply by rtpevehouse98 4 hours ago

I am trying to get Duckduckgo as my default search engine in Firefox.

Hi- I am trying to switch from Google to Duckduckgo as my default firefox serach engine. I successfully downloaded the add on and it is now enabled on firefox in the add… (read more)

Hi- I am trying to switch from Google to Duckduckgo as my default firefox serach engine. I successfully downloaded the add on and it is now enabled on firefox in the add on section. It installed fine. That said, when I click on my magnifying glass in the search bar, it shows only the prior search engines, Norton Safe search, Discover Now, and Google. There is no Duckduckgo option to select and save as the default. What is wrong?

Asked by bbvette 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 hours ago

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Firefox is blocking me from a web site.

I am trying to access cal PERS web site and Firefox is blocking me. How can I fix this. (www.Calpers.ca.gov) keep in mind i am not very tech-no-savy. … (read more)

I am trying to access cal PERS web site and Firefox is blocking me. How can I fix this. (www.Calpers.ca.gov) keep in mind i am not very tech-no-savy.

Asked by 1Circler 9 hours ago

Answered by 1Circler 5 hours ago