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Selecting to open a file inside browser with Acrobat now always results in file being downloaded too.

I have the option set to always ask me if I want to open a pdf with browser, acrobat, or to download. I usually select open with Acrobat and, for the last few months, I … (read more)

I have the option set to always ask me if I want to open a pdf with browser, acrobat, or to download. I usually select open with Acrobat and, for the last few months, I have been getting an unwanted download as well. I found in the help articles that this is now the default action. For me, it usually means that at the end of a session i have to go to my desktop (my optioned destination for downloads) and clean it up by deleting every file I have looked at.

I recommend that you make that functionality optional. I just want to view the vast majority of things I open. For the few that I might want to download after viewing them, i would prefer to take a proactive step to download them after I have reviewed them.

Asked by Dick39 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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sign in appears to failed on the Mac version

I was trying to use the sync function on my MacBook Pro. However, the browser does not seem to log in at all. In the top right menu, it still shows the "sign in" button, … (read more)

I was trying to use the sync function on my MacBook Pro. However, the browser does not seem to log in at all. In the top right menu, it still shows the "sign in" button, instead of my email address. (see the attached pictures which I captured from my mac and a virtual machine running Firefox ESR on Debian. Another test on the flatpak version on the vertural machine apears to be normal.

Checks on account activities indicates the login histroy exsits, yet the syncing function remains unavailable.

the browser on the Mac is Version 102.0.1 (64-bit) which apears to be up to date the browser on the virtual machine is Version 91.11.0esr (64-bit)

information for the systems and machines can be found in the pictures attached.

Asked by Austin Foo 2 years ago

Answered by Austin Foo 1 year ago

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My preferences won't save

Hi, I'm back to an older computer where I already had Firefox installed. I have it installed and synchronized on 3 other computers and it works perfectly there. My main i… (read more)

Hi, I'm back to an older computer where I already had Firefox installed. I have it installed and synchronized on 3 other computers and it works perfectly there. My main issue is that in the settings, Firefox is supposed to open with all the tabs I had opened when I closed it. It doesn't... It sends me to the home page. Second issue, also unique: I'm using Duck and go as search engine, and I have the same issue: it doesn's save my preferences (when it does on the same computer with Brave browser) Should I uninstall it all and try again? I already applied all the solutions suggested in th online help pages...

Thanks! Best,

Asked by deluxpol 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Message via bitdefender

I work with a laptop @home and have installed Bitdefender for security reasons. Today I had a warning (it's in Dutch, I do not know if that is a problem). Functie: Preve… (read more)

I work with a laptop @home and have installed Bitdefender for security reasons. Today I had a warning (it's in Dutch, I do not know if that is a problem). Functie: Preventie van online dreigingen

firefox.exe heeft geprobeerd om op basis van een niet-overeenstemmend certificaat een verbinding te maken met browser.pipe.aria.microsoft.com. We hebben de verbinding geblokkeerd om uw gegevens veilig te houden, vermits het gebruikte certificaat voor een ander webadres werd uitgegeven. Toevoegen aan uitsluitingen

""It says something like firefox.exe has tried to make a connection based on a not approved certificate with browser.pipe.aria.microsoft.com. We have blocked the connection to keep your data safe. I can add this to exclusions"" or something like that.

I have never seen something like this before and I would like to know what it means and if I should exclude this, etc. So that's why I send you a mail to check it. Like to hear from you and many thanks in advance. Greetz Karin

Asked by karinpankras 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Search Baron

I tried everything in the message I received but there was no (obvious) way to reply. I will attach a screenshot of what is occurring. Search Baron is hijacking my web se… (read more)

I tried everything in the message I received but there was no (obvious) way to reply. I will attach a screenshot of what is occurring. Search Baron is hijacking my web searches. If I specifically click on use google in the search bar then it works. If I just type a search phrase, search baron takes over (see the URL in the attached screenshot, that is what appears no matter what I search). I can open a web page fine.

Asked by cindyd1 2 years ago

Last reply by James 2 years ago

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Mac top bar not accessible in fullscreen video mode

Hi! I recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox and Im liking it aside from this one thing. When Im watching a video in full screen, moving the cursor to the top do… (read more)

Hi! I recently made the switch from Chrome to Firefox and Im liking it aside from this one thing. When Im watching a video in full screen, moving the cursor to the top doesnt pop up Macs top bar (File, Edit, ..... battery, time).

This sounds like a banality but I mainly watch videos while getting ready, working etc, and I really need to see the time! Im used to always keeping the cursor at the top to see it. I searched around in settings and forums but didnt find any fix. The only solution seems to be to not use full screen which I think we can all agree just sucks in a major way.

Im using MacOS Monterey 12.3.1 and Firefox 102.0.1. Is there a way to fix this or nah? Any info much appreciated!

Asked by katerina.hr4 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Clone (not move) profile to second pc - without confusing Sync

Hi there, i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2; Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused we… (read more)

Hi there,

i'd like to copy my Firefox profile from PC1 to a new PC2;

Last time i tried this, i ended up with PC2 having the same "name" as PC1 in "Sync". This caused weird sync issues, as the system thought my PC2 was PC1 as vice versa.

So, is it possible to copy my entire profile with all addons/settings, BUT, make "Sync" recognize it as a NEW pc ?


Thank you in advance :-)

Asked by Davide 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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add-ons I didn't add and cannot remove

Hello - there are add-ons for Amazon, Google, Facebook, EBay and Twitter - none of which I added - showing up on the Firefox browser as running during browser start. I c… (read more)

Hello - there are add-ons for Amazon, Google, Facebook, EBay and Twitter - none of which I added - showing up on the Firefox browser as running during browser start. I can see them when I use CC Cleaner. They are browser plugins set to run upon start up. I can disable them but need to do it every time, as there is no way to delete them that I can see. I would like to find out why these plugins are there and how I can delete them.


Thanks

Jim

Asked by jimisaac 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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CANNOT CONNECT TO KNOWN SITE, PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR, APPEARS

Web site: https://www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/ On cell phones, web site is: www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/ Error only happens on Foxfire… (read more)

Web site: https://www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/ On cell phones, web site is: www.resortcams.com/webcams/king-street-boone/


Error only happens on Foxfire Windows 11. Only began to happen recently. Bitdefender Total Security installed. Removed VPN because it was blocking valid secure sites. Bitdefender is installed on iPhone and Android cell phones. Cell phones are not a problem going to site.

On Windows, "https://" is added to the beginning of web address, but not on cell phones.

Tried removing security site, but does not load and "https://" is added back on the Windows page with error message above. Used to be able to go from one resortcams site to another, but error message appears after about 30 seconds.

Asked by Michael RILEY 2 years ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Change input language (Windows key + Spacebar) is also changing Firefox's scrolling smoothness

Hi all, So I am a multi-lingual user and changing input languages regularly by pressing Windows key + Spacebar. In Firefox, I prefer turning "Smooth scrolling" OFF so t… (read more)

Hi all,

So I am a multi-lingual user and changing input languages regularly by pressing Windows key + Spacebar.

In Firefox, I prefer turning "Smooth scrolling" OFF so the page sort-of jumps at a fixed distance instead "decelerates" when scrolling.

So far so good. But recently I noticed this Windows key + Spacebar combination can change Firefox's scrolling behavior.

Steps to reproduce: 1. Add one more language to Windows (I am using Win10 ... not sure about Win11 though) so that Windows key + Spacebar shows the language selecting popup 2. Turn OFF "Use smooth scrolling" in Firefox settings 3. Find a long webpage to test scrolling -- it should be "jumping" 4. On the same page, make sure Firefox is at focus, press Windows key + Spacebar to show that popup 5. Try scrolling again -- it's now scrolling very "smoothly". To my eyes, it's even much smoother than turning on "Use smooth scrolling" 6. Now click somewhere outside of Firefox(i.e. Taskbar) to lose focus then focus back to Firefox and scroll again, the smoothness is lost ... until switching language again.

I personally found it quite annoying... Is there something I can do to stop it from happening?

Thanks,

J

Asked by Jeremy 2 years ago

Answered by Jeremy 1 year ago

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adding icons

I am not too good with the computer and have just starting using Firefox. I will do my best to describe my question so please bar with me. I have 2 rows of websites that … (read more)

I am not too good with the computer and have just starting using Firefox. I will do my best to describe my question so please bar with me. I have 2 rows of websites that I frequent...actually only using the first row and 5 spaces in the second row. When I go to a different website Firefox is automatically adding that website to one of the boxes in the second row which I do not want. How do I stop this? Question 2...using Ebay as an example...if I keep searching on Ebay and have looked at lets say 5 different pages how do I go back to the home screen without having to hit the back button 6 times? Thanks for the help. Chuck

Asked by brownmoose13 1 year ago

Answered by brownmoose13 1 year ago

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Cannot set cookie preferences when using Firefox

Hi: I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection… (read more)

Hi:

I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection for the websites, but nothing changed. I tried the same with Safari using the same computer and mouse, and I had no problems.

Is this a known bug?

I attached a screen capture. Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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passwords gone after firefox refresh

today I got a message that says your Firefox is slow and it suggested refreshing it,, it also said that my info won't be affected and after it started I noticed that all … (read more)

today I got a message that says your Firefox is slow and it suggested refreshing it,, it also said that my info won't be affected and after it started I noticed that all my saved passwords are gone!! please explain why it happened and how to resolve this issue and restore my passwords

Asked by database1111 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to add current page to the bookmark tree from inside the tree without dragging?

In Chrome I can browse my bookmark tree, right click on a folder and "Add Page", which directly adds the current URL to that folder. Firefox shows only "Add (a blank) Boo… (read more)

In Chrome I can browse my bookmark tree, right click on a folder and "Add Page", which directly adds the current URL to that folder. Firefox shows only "Add (a blank) Bookmark", "Add Folder", etc. No way to add the current page. Is there a way to add that I'm not seeing, other than dragging the URL physically?

Asked by ge1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Googles Sites constantly intermittent

Hello, For several weeks now I've been experiencing issues with accessing google sites. YouTube videos will constantly display the "Connect to the internet. You're offli… (read more)

Hello,

For several weeks now I've been experiencing issues with accessing google sites. YouTube videos will constantly display the "Connect to the internet. You're offline. Check your connection." error page. Additionally gmail and google drive will constantly give the "OOPs" error message. Sometime the page will load w constant refreshes but this is not ideal.

I've done the following:

Clear history/cookies Opening in troubleshoot mode Disable hardware acceleration Refresh/Reinstall

Have even tried the following articles: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1377868 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1376015

Still getting the same results. Not having any issues with edge/chrome. Does anyone have anything else that could be done?

Firefox Browser 102.0.1 (64 bit) Windows 10 OS

Asked by p12om3th3us 1 year ago

Answered by p12om3th3us 1 year ago

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[Windows] Can't disable displaying "media control" on lock screen even if turned off via advanced settings

Procedure is written on this article: [[Tip] Enable Firefox to Show Media Controls on Windows 10 Lock Screen – AskVG](https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-firefox-to-show-med… (read more)

Procedure is written on this article: [[Tip] Enable Firefox to Show Media Controls on Windows 10 Lock Screen – AskVG](https://www.askvg.com/tip-enable-firefox-to-show-media-controls-on-windows-10-lock-screen/#:~:text=If%20you%20are%20using%20Windows,enabled%20preference%2Fflag%20to%20False)

Windows has feature that displaying media control popup on its lock screen. Firefox has an option to turn this off via advanced setting, but turn "media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled" to "false" doesn't stop showing it up.

Also, on certain website (in my case tweetdeck), control screen of previously viewed and closed video is keep showing up and can't erase it unless restarting browser.

I asked this question on Microsoft forum but suggested it's Firefox issue. Does anyone have same problem? How can I fix this?

Asked by bleepblopp 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago