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History doesn't record all sites visited anymore.

I've noticed over time that the History, or Library or whatever Mozilla wants to call the History, does not record all pages that are visited - and now it's getting worse… (read more)

I've noticed over time that the History, or Library or whatever Mozilla wants to call the History, does not record all pages that are visited - and now it's getting worse and mixing pages up.

It's just been an annoyance until recently, but it has now caused me and my partner real issues, especially with his work.

Today it happened again but I have the time to actually come and tell someone about it in hopes that it actually gets fixed...

Here is what happened today, as happens all too frequently when I go to use the HISTORY function in Firefox accross multiple devices and installs over the past year or so;

I wanted to find a video I watched on youtube on the morning of the 7th November to show my friend, I know the title of it so I started typing it into the address bar to bring it up in the HISTORY but nothing appeared - here we go again I thought.

I might have thought maybe I misremembered the title if this had not happened multiple times already but I went through the motions anyway.

I know exactly when I watched it, so I opened the HISTORY and - because there is no ability to search for an actual date range for some daft reason - I started scrolling.

I got to the 7th, and there were videos I watched before, and videos I watched after, but not the video I was looking for - but there is a video I watched another day there in it's place.

So I opened youtube, went to my history there, scrolled back to the same videos, and sure enough, the video I am looking for is there and the video that is present in my HISTORY is not.

In the screen clippings attached, You can see that in my Firefox HISTORY and Youtube watch history match except for one thing, the 4 minute long "Contouring 101" video that I was originally looking for is present in my youtube watch history, but not on my Firefox HISTORY.

In it's place is a video titled "Life Changing, Tom Shares the Fight for his Life." - which is a 30 minute video I watched on the 31st of October - according to my youtube history and my memory - but not my Firefox HISTORY.

You can see the gap in my Firefox HISTORY where the "Contouring 101" video should be is just 5 minutes, makes sense it took me 5 mins to watch a 4:17 min video and then choose what to click on next, right?

I used to love the history function on browsers, years and years ago it was so good. Now it seems to just be an unmaintained afterthough with minimal functionality and no thought to accuracy.

is there any way we can go back to a accurate, concise and functional HISTORY? Or do I have to find another browser or third party solution?

Thanks for your time.

Asked by stygian.shift 1 year ago

Last reply by stygian.shift 1 year ago

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Firefox blocks a business magazine on one Windows 10 PC but not another PC Win10PC

Hi, I am able to read a business mag on one Windows 10 Home system but on another which has Win 10 Pro , FF will not allow to STAY logged in to that magazine. I am using… (read more)

Hi, I am able to read a business mag on one Windows 10 Home system but on another which has Win 10 Pro , FF will not allow to STAY logged in to that magazine. I am using Windows 10 Home on the system that will not allow me to stay logged in. I have checked all settings I can think of. I have browsed all the Help Q&A here. I have chcked for all updates and confirm I am using the latest FF updates on both machines.

What could be in my settings that blocks me seeing my magazine?

Thank you. Adam

Asked by Adam Okhai 1 year ago

Last reply by Adam Okhai 1 year ago

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bookmarks gone

Hi, difficult to find this way to write you... I reset my Mac and thought Firefox would keep all my bookmarks for when I would reinstall Firefox and synchronize all my b… (read more)

Hi, difficult to find this way to write you...

I reset my Mac and thought Firefox would keep all my bookmarks for when I would reinstall Firefox and synchronize all my bookmarks, like I always did. It was not necessary to export and to keep them, because I have never had problems before and I trusted Firefox.

Now this did not happen and I lost if not thousands of my bookmarks I have gather in years... I'm very disappointed, for the first time.

Do you have a cache or something or other solution so I can get my bookmarks back? Thanks.

Denis Jockmans.

Asked by Denis 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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i lost all my sync data

I re-installed a fresh windows copy, and after I signed into my Sync account I found nothing of my saved info including everything (bookmarks, saved password... etc).. I … (read more)

I re-installed a fresh windows copy, and after I signed into my Sync account I found nothing of my saved info including everything (bookmarks, saved password... etc).. I tried different computer and still have the same problem. I removed and re-installed firefox, but in vain. I don't know what happened. I believe that my data are saved to my account not on computer, so I supposed to find them wherever I sign in.. plz help me to solve this serious issue. thanks in advance.

Asked by georgefikry 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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My internet fluctuates constantly while using the Firefox browser.

Hello. My internet fluctuates constantly while using the Firefox browser. It uses full capacity for 5 seconds, then uses almost 1 mbps internet for the next 5 seconds, t… (read more)

Hello.

My internet fluctuates constantly while using the Firefox browser. It uses full capacity for 5 seconds, then uses almost 1 mbps internet for the next 5 seconds, then uses full capacity for 5 seconds and so on. I tried a lot of things but it didn't work. I have 100 Mbps internet and connect with 5GHz WI-FI.

Things I've tried:

-Reset Firefox -Run Firefox in troubleshooting mode -Turn off Anti-Virus and Adguard Ad Blocker -DNS flush -Formatting the computer

I don't have such internet fluctuation problem when using it in Microsoft Edge browser. It works seamlessly.

Apart from this, there is another situation that I encountered once, as long as I do not format the computer on which I installed Firefox, this internet fluctuation occurs constantly.

Asked by K.Emre 1 year ago

Last reply by K.Emre 1 year ago

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Can't enable USB Devices about:debugging

I can't enable USB Devices on about:debugging setup page. I already installed ADB toolkit for MacOS, also I can see my device in ADB devices list: ``` ~% adb devices -l L… (read more)

I can't enable USB Devices on about:debugging setup page. I already installed ADB toolkit for MacOS, also I can see my device in ADB devices list: ``` ~% adb devices -l List of devices attached 013db356 device usb:336723968X product:OnePlus6T model:ONEPLUS_A6010 device:OnePlus6T transport_id:9 ```

On the device I've enabled "Remote debugging via USB". But when I click on "Enable USB Devices" button, nothing happens. I can see only "Updating..." message, then "Disabled" again.

Also no devices in the devices list, because USB Devices are disabled. "Refresh devices" does not make any changes.

Asked by snakedoc.md 1 year ago

Answered by snakedoc.md 1 year ago

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Picture in picture is not appearing

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including yo… (read more)

Yesterday I had Picture-In-Picture (shortened into pip for next mentions) working on youtube, then after one day, PIP no longer works on any of the websites, including youtube. I tried disabling and enabling pip, entering troubleshoot mode, and none of them worked. Not reinstalling because it will be annoying to log in everywhere I've had account at.

Any solution?

Asked by khat 1 year ago

Answered by khat 1 year ago

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Batch remove stored insecure passwords

Firefox list all my stored insecure passwords. How could I remove all (+700) insecure passwords? Not one by one but all together? Thanks. btw this solution is not worki… (read more)

Firefox list all my stored insecure passwords. How could I remove all (+700) insecure passwords? Not one by one but all together?

Thanks.

btw this solution is not working

Yes, you can - only since the update to Firefox version 73 the extension "xul" has been changed to "xhtml", so now you will have to enter this in the address bar :

chrome://passwordmgr/content/passwordManager.xhtml

Since this address give me error

Asked by Daniele 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Desperately Need Help: How to stop Firefox from editing PDF files?

Greetings everyone, I've been using Firefox as my PDF ebook reader on my Windows 10 PC because it Firefox wasn't able to make changes to PDF files. However, it seems tha… (read more)

Greetings everyone,

I've been using Firefox as my PDF ebook reader on my Windows 10 PC because it Firefox wasn't able to make changes to PDF files. However, it seems that Firefox is now capable of editing PDF files and this has me incredibly worried... :'(

How can I make it so that Firefox isn't able to make changes to PDF ebook files I open?

Thank you for any help!

Asked by Helpless_Quest 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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download file not view

I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files that I view. Sometimes I just want to view a pdf without downloading the file. Firefox keeps … (read more)

I need to know how to stop Firefox from automatically downloading .pdf files that I view. Sometimes I just want to view a pdf without downloading the file. Firefox keeps automatically downloading the file, then after viewing it, I have to manually delete. I don't to do this! I just want to view the file and if I want to keep it, I'll save a copy. This is extremely annoying! Can I change the settings so that the file won't automatically save to my computer? and i want show my file or pdf then i want to download the file

Asked by Pintu Mondal 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Firefox adds itself to my right clich open with in wind 10 ,I use ms paint to work with JPG's

I don't want want Firefox to add itself as a right click option open JPG's on windows 10 open with menu. I go to regedit and delete it but some how it is back in the open… (read more)

I don't want want Firefox to add itself as a right click option open JPG's on windows 10 open with menu. I go to regedit and delete it but some how it is back in the open with list again.

Asked by windmeuser 1 year ago

Last reply by windmeuser 1 year ago

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Lost add-ons and bookmarks etc....

HI, Yesterday (Sunday) i backup everything using the sync option. Restarted my computer with a fresh install of windows. Mow when i can to sync again, all of my bookmarks… (read more)

HI, Yesterday (Sunday) i backup everything using the sync option. Restarted my computer with a fresh install of windows. Mow when i can to sync again, all of my bookmarks and add-ons etc have gone? Why? Please Help!!!!! Regards Dave

Asked by Bobski2000 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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non-printable characters in displayed text

I have been using the coderanch.com website for more than a decade and most of the postings include listings of source code which I was (past tense) able to cut a paste i… (read more)

I have been using the coderanch.com website for more than a decade and most of the postings include listings of source code which I was (past tense) able to cut a paste into my own development environment. With the latest version (107) of Firefox this has broken, the document now gets numerous non-printable characters (decimal 160) for the leading indents of the code. I'm assuming they are being somehow substituted for the tab character.

Here's an example

https://coderanch.com/t/755856/certification/Questions-errata-Sybex-OCP-Study

I went back to version 105 and the problem went away. Also Chrome does not have this problem.

Please fix soon as it is impacting my ability to help others on the coderanch site.

Asked by Carey 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Support for copy/pasting PNG images with transparency

I am looking for a way to enable Firefox to copy and paste PNG images with transparency. Right now, copy/pasting a transparent image replaces the transparent areas with s… (read more)

I am looking for a way to enable Firefox to copy and paste PNG images with transparency. Right now, copy/pasting a transparent image replaces the transparent areas with solid black. This feature works as expected in all other mainstream browsers (it's something I use a lot in my workflow as a graphic designer for a website).

This bug has existed for a while, I'm hoping by now there is at least one extension that fixes it, or some kind of workaround. Thanks to anyone who can help.

Asked by ribbitwayne 1 year ago

Last reply by ribbitwayne 1 year ago

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Firefox 106.0.5 crashes at launch on Windows 11

Firefox crashes with the same issue as before (https://support.mozilla.org/hu/questions/1395270), but with two minor differences. I'm now using the latest version of Expl… (read more)

Firefox crashes with the same issue as before (https://support.mozilla.org/hu/questions/1395270), but with two minor differences. I'm now using the latest version of ExplorerPatcher and Firefox works fine in safe mode. I tried disabling all the add-ons, themes and extensions in while in safe mode and then launch Firefox, but it didn't work. The developer made the issues and discussion sections read only on the project's GitHub page, so I'm unable to contact them. Here are the logs about the most recent crashes:

Asked by Savan Weylyn 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I haven't been able to sign in to Firefox for several sessions I don't know why and it just seems to me that maybe I should just simply start using Google

again I haven't been able to sign in to Firefox somebody decided that this was going to be a big help to me with this new unit in all it's been is a pain in my butt it wo… (read more)

again I haven't been able to sign in to Firefox somebody decided that this was going to be a big help to me with this new unit in all it's been is a pain in my butt it won't let me sign in it won't let me check my email I have to get my email off my phone. Again maybe I'm just better off just going to Google thank you Dave Stadler I have been a Firefox user for probably 20 years

Asked by stadler_1 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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YouTube video not working,buffering?

Starting yesterday, every youtube video I try to watch never plays or is in a constant state of buffering. It works fine in Edge, and Twitch streaming has no issues so i… (read more)

Starting yesterday, every youtube video I try to watch never plays or is in a constant state of buffering. It works fine in Edge, and Twitch streaming has no issues so its definitely not my internet connection.

I've already tried clearing my cache, rebooting, clearing it again and refreshing Firefox and the issue remains. Disabled adblocker as well. I am currently on version 106.0.5

Asked by spaceferret 1 year ago

Answered by spaceferret 1 year ago

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Causing game lag

Hi, I'm writing this because this problem is very frustrating. Quite frequently my games (e.g. Valorant, Overwatch) will start lagging if I have Firefox open in the backg… (read more)

Hi, I'm writing this because this problem is very frustrating. Quite frequently my games (e.g. Valorant, Overwatch) will start lagging if I have Firefox open in the background. To fix this, I have to close and reopen Firefox. Sometimes, I would open a tab while gaming and that would also cause the game to lag.

In game, the ping starts at the normal level then rises before falling back down to normal.

Are there any solutions?

Regards Thomas

Asked by thy128 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Toolbars are tough to access when the "Hide Toolbars" option is selected on a Macbook Pro - Mac OS ventura, Monterey

Hello Team Mozilla, I have been a user of firefox since a lot of time. I purchased a Macbook Pro M1 Pro 14 inch. Since I purchased a smaller screen model, I wanted to ef… (read more)

Hello Team Mozilla,

I have been a user of firefox since a lot of time. I purchased a Macbook Pro M1 Pro 14 inch. Since I purchased a smaller screen model, I wanted to efficiently use the screen space available. I have tested Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Brave. I am glad that only and only Firefox provides a Hide toolbar option which other browsers are not offering. It is a game changer for a 14 inch macbook pro as it offers maximum utilization of the space. For that I applaud Firefox.

But the accessibility of tabs takes a serious hit when I enable the option. The place where the mouse pointer has to be for the toolbar to unhide is quite literally a line. Anywhere above or below it will not show the toolbar. if we go too far, the MAC OS close,minimize window option come up. For the toolbars to show up one has to just touch the menubar of MacOS. While switching tabs its a real pain. I have to pause and look at the pointer and slowly move my mouse to touch the menubar at the right speed.

Please please please do something about this. Firefox is providing the best utilization of space for a Macbook Pro. I do not know if the Firefox team is aware of this, but its brilliant. But the toolbar accessibility makes the feature unusable. It would be great if we could access the toolbar easily for tab switching.

Asked by bbharavi 1 year ago

Last reply by jerome22 1 year ago