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How can I clear history "vlinks" when Firefox exits?

None of the options in "clearing history" reset 'visited' links to 'not visited'. Therefore, even days later, any links I've visited are still marked as 'visited'. … (read more)

None of the options in "clearing history" reset 'visited' links to 'not visited'. Therefore, even days later, any links I've visited are still marked as 'visited'.

Asked by DICKGUERTIN 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 56.0.2

I recently migrated all of my files and applications from a 2013 macbook retina pro that had FF 56.0.2 to a 2020 macbook retina pro. The application transferred over with… (read more)

I recently migrated all of my files and applications from a 2013 macbook retina pro that had FF 56.0.2 to a 2020 macbook retina pro. The application transferred over with no problems with one exception. I have a blog on livejournal.com and now cannot post or reply to comments on the blog. FF just hangs and freezes. I can't even quit the page unless I quit FF totally and then restart. I can still access livejournal from Safari w/no problems. I checked my extensions (only have two) and disabled hardware acceleration but nothing has helped. Does anyone have any suggestion? I'm not crazy about safari and would like to continue to use FF. Thanks so much for any help!

Asked by cparinello 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

retrieve former bookmarks

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox brow… (read more)

Last week, I had to re-installed OS X 10.8.5 (Mountain Lion) on my iMac because of lightening bolt surge. And, after doing so, I then had to re-install the Waterfox browser app. to gain better access to my email account (because the old version of Safari that came with the vintage OS re-installation is no longer viable)

My questions are: 1. Do my former bookmarks (or the Waterfox profile that they were stored in) still exist somewhere? and 2. Is it possible to retrieve them to replace (and/or add them to) the new profiled bookmarks created with the updated Waterfox app.?

I've already tried following some of the suggested help from the forum questions that I read here, but have been disheartened because no backups for my years of bookmarking seem to exist. Sadly, I never knew that there was a way to back up bookmarks prior to this recent investigation.

Asked by briandn07 5 months ago

Last reply by briandn07 5 months ago

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Older versions of extensions?

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go. I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox. Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?… (read more)

My old PC died, luckily, I had a new (secondhand) one ready to go.

I am using a pre-quantum version of Firefox.

Where can I get legacy versions of extensions that I need?

Yes, they've all been updated and maintained, but, there are several whose functions are severaly depreciated - including one where I would now have to actually PAY MONEY to do what I used to be able to do with ease on the legacy version.

Urgently seeking legacy versions that all worked fine before my old PC hit the dust last week.

Asked by janglymark1 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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having two different versions...

I have an older version (56.0) that I'm very happy with, but some of my saved sites are making me use a newer version (I have Chrome) to access them. I truly hate the "ne… (read more)

I have an older version (56.0) that I'm very happy with, but some of my saved sites are making me use a newer version (I have Chrome) to access them. I truly hate the "new & improved" FF but am feeling forced to move in that direction. Can I keep my 56.0 separate from a new, clean install and maintain the older version as my default, yet have a separate icon for the new version?

Asked by RASelkirk 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Places.sqlite and bookmarks.html suddenly doubled in size

I use firefox bookmarks to store my biomedical research data which over the last 12 years has grown to a large size with places.sqlite around 60 Mb and bookmarks.html abo… (read more)

I use firefox bookmarks to store my biomedical research data which over the last 12 years has grown to a large size with places.sqlite around 60 Mb and bookmarks.html about 75 Mb.

Sometime ago the bookmarks.html file suddenly almost doubled in size to some 130 Mb (I automatically back up/export my bookmarks as a bookmarks.html file) and places.sqlite to some 70 Mb. Unfortunately I only discovered the issue sometime after it happened.

According to Places Maintenance, which I run relatively frequently, the bookmarks data base comprises:

Table moz_places has 77666 records Table moz_bookmarks has 230886 records

The bloated bookmarks.html file is needlessly taking up a lot of backup space . I can only assume that somehow one of the very large files was inadvertently copied into some other folder. Given the vast number of folders/subfolders it is a virtually impossible task to open each one to find where such a large file has been put to cause such bloat. Unfortunately when I open the bookmarks.html file there is no folder structure visible so it is not possible to sort folders by size which would greatly help to find the offending folder.

Although I am quite useful at finding my way around browser technology I have no sqlite database skill. I have looked at the places.sqlite using DB Bowser for Sqlite and SqliteManager extension in the hope that I could figure out whether it is possible to identify folders and hopefully sort them by size to find where the misplaced large folder is located. But no luck it is all greek to me.

I would be most grateful if anyone can offer suggestions/guidance on any possible way to identify folders and to sort them by size from places.sqlite or any other way (I have considered exporting the bookmarks from places.sqlite to xlsl into Excel but it does not seem to offer any way to search for/sort folders by size.

I am on Win10 Pro.

Asked by jtb905-ffsync 9 months ago

Last reply by jtb905-ffsync 9 months ago

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Separate Start and Home Pages

One of the reasons I'm still using 56 is that the start page preference and home page preference are separate. I can set the browser to start with a blank page, but then … (read more)

One of the reasons I'm still using 56 is that the start page preference and home page preference are separate. I can set the browser to start with a blank page, but then if I wish to quickly go to my home page I can just click on the icon in the address bar. Don't know why this feature was downgraded in the new versions, but I'd like to update - so how can I make this be so in the new version of Firefox? I want to set the start page different from the home page like 56.

Asked by matieusinjon 1 year ago

Answered by matieusinjon 1 year ago

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Lost embedded video, pictures and some links

I am using FF56 and still not prepared to upgrade to post 56. Until recently I would see embedded videos and pictures in some forums, which now appear grey or the post se… (read more)

I am using FF56 and still not prepared to upgrade to post 56. Until recently I would see embedded videos and pictures in some forums, which now appear grey or the post seems to have a big gap to the end. If I click on the grey area, the picture will appear when I click on it.

I have contacted the sites and they blame FF stating, that no new algorithms are in use.

Does anyone know why this may have happened and how I can fix this?

Asked by Rad1o 1 year ago

Last reply by Rad1o 1 year ago

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symbolic link for places.sqlite respect

Hallo, I have two firefox profiles with which I wish to share bookmarks. An easy solution is to create a symbolic link replacing the one places.sqlite file with a link to… (read more)

Hallo,

I have two firefox profiles with which I wish to share bookmarks. An easy solution is to create a symbolic link replacing the one places.sqlite file with a link to the file in the other profile, thus we're always just using one set of bookmarks and all is happy. However, Firefox keeps overriding my link; labeling the file "corrupt" and replacing it with a cached version. I need to know how to stop firefox from overriding my input and respect the changes made in the profile folder. I need to disable whatever mechanism is going on that is checking the files and reconstituting them.

                                Tak!

Asked by matieusinjon 9 months ago

Last reply by matieusinjon 9 months ago

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local html page for new tab and homepage not working

FF needs to release an update so I can update (for security) to it that allows me to load html lopcal pages in my tab and home page thats all! i dont care about any walka… (read more)

FF needs to release an update so I can update (for security) to it that allows me to load html lopcal pages in my tab and home page thats all! i dont care about any walkaround! no addons will be acceptable an update is required! i am using an old dev version just to use these 2 important features! i have to use chrome as that browser is more updated but chrome is also not allowing what i need! :/

Asked by Jay 2 years ago

Last reply by Jay 2 years ago

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I am finally going to try to update from 56.0.2 last time I tried I lost all my customizations so I have kept this version that is still way better than the cur

I would like to keep the rounded tabs, the size and amount of my Top Sites 3 rows instead of 2 and in my book marks the folders were yellow instead of everything being bl… (read more)

I would like to keep the rounded tabs, the size and amount of my Top Sites 3 rows instead of 2 and in my book marks the folders were yellow instead of everything being black and white. Not sure if it is possible to get all of this back but I know I need to update as I am sure I am the only one in the universe still on 56.0.2

Asked by LisaMichelleS 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Getting "Corrupted Content Error" trying to log into Gmail

I have an urgent problem. I am about to loose access to my existing primary and secondary emails, as i have been forced to try to change to a new email provider. I set … (read more)

I have an urgent problem. I am about to loose access to my existing primary and secondary emails, as i have been forced to try to change to a new email provider. I set up with Gmail and it was working fine until I updated windows on the 20th. Now I cannot log in I get the following error massage:

Corrupted Content Error The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?pli=1 has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I have searched online and deleted my google cookies and cleared my cache without effect. I am getting desperate to get this fixed. My new ISP does not provide email addresses but I need two of them one for myself and one for my mother. I have been told that my existing emails my be deleted as early as 30th March 2021. I have been trying to get these new emails in place for nearly three months and I feel like this is the last straw.

I know I am using an old version of Firefox, but I need to keep my old style extensions as I use them to help me with my visual disability.

Yours Desperately, Kaelkitty

Asked by Kaelkitty 10 months ago

Last reply by Scribe 10 months ago

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How to have some "old Firefox" features?

I am still using the good old Firefox v56.0.2 because of its awesome addons that NEVER got replaced in new Firefox. I installed now as a test Firefox v78 in order to test… (read more)

I am still using the good old Firefox v56.0.2 because of its awesome addons that NEVER got replaced in new Firefox.

I installed now as a test Firefox v78 in order to test the functionality and what i STRONGLY miss are:

a) When i hover with the mouse(and NOT click into it) to a tab for a specific amount of time I can set, then tab is being selected. That can be done with the powerful Tab Mix Plus addon in old Firefox.

b) When i right click in the page i had the option to save all images of this tab/of all tabs in the left or right and saving them in ANY FOLDER of my preference. I can do that with the Save Images 1.3.0 addon in old Firefox.

c) There was a display closed tabs list button that if you click it ONCE it makes the most recently closed tab to load and when you click the tiny ↓near it, you had a list of recently closed tabs you could choose anyone to reload.

d) How to make buttons more customizable(bigger) and with colors and themes? That minimalist design sucks for my taste and i want it to be fully configurable. I am using the beaufitul Noia theme for buttons etc in my old Firefox.


WIthout these features i cannot live with the new Firefox and i will uninstall it. Old Firefox was so much more beautiful and handy. Unless there are solutions to these.

Asked by gtsavdar 1 year ago

Last reply by gtsavdar 1 year ago

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Scroll-To-Top not working since update

My Scroll-To-Top is not working anymore since the last update was installed. STT is 4.9.1 and I am using FF56.0.2 64 bit. I configure STT and it says saved at the top, bu… (read more)

My Scroll-To-Top is not working anymore since the last update was installed. STT is 4.9.1 and I am using FF56.0.2 64 bit. I configure STT and it says saved at the top, but when FF reopens nothing was saved. Can anyone point me to the xpi download of a previous version please.

Asked by Rad1o 1 year ago

Last reply by Rad1o 1 year ago

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What is green puzzle piece/Polly button at end of searchbar?

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is thi… (read more)

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is this for ? Why is it showing up now? Do I need it? I'm running Waterfox Classic, but there was no support tab for Waterfox, only Firefox, that's why I had to post the question here. Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 11 months ago

Last reply by simpleman2 11 months ago

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Making a download statusbar like Chrome

It seems that there isn't an add on out there for Firefox that mimics the download status bar like in Chrome-based browsers. Not one of them are able to open files from t… (read more)

It seems that there isn't an add on out there for Firefox that mimics the download status bar like in Chrome-based browsers. Not one of them are able to open files from the status bar. All of them open a window for what ever reason. Is it because bad coding on the add on dev part, or is this a limitation of Firefox itself. If it is the former, where can I start and work backwards to make one myself. If it is the later, will this ever be a feature?

Asked by darkrookie1 10 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 months ago

FF Auto-updates

As I understand it, FF will soon start updating regardless of my settings. I have my update set to "Never", but it sounds as if I will no longer have say in all of this … (read more)

As I understand it, FF will soon start updating regardless of my settings. I have my update set to "Never", but it sounds as if I will no longer have say in all of this mess.

The most important feature for me is the old Tab Groups V. 2.1.4. It by far the biggest time-saver I have. Without this, I would have a heck of a time manually bringing up various tabs all the time and it would entirely foul up my schedule.

How do I keep TB from automatically updating?

Anyone know a replacement for the Tab Groups that could just take my existing tabs (over 100) and use them w/o doing it manually?

Thanks!

Asked by Wolfgang 4 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 months ago

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remove bookjmark toolbar favicons

i/m using firefox Developer's latest edition and have tried repeatedly to remove bookmark toolbar favicons and cannot...i removed them from regular firefox but no luck wi… (read more)

i/m using firefox Developer's latest edition and have tried repeatedly to remove bookmark toolbar favicons and cannot...i removed them from regular firefox but no luck with Developer edition

i have tried all the Chrome tricks i can find on the forum and other places but nothing is working...how do you remove bookmark toolbar favicons from Firefox Developer

Asked by esty.anderson 2 weeks ago

Answered by esty.anderson 2 weeks ago

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Help in Cleaning places.sqlite using SQLite queries/scripts

Hello, First I might not be using the right terminology/words/terms. So forgive my layman mistakes. I am trying to clean up places.sqlite using a 3rd party software/plu… (read more)

Hello,

First I might not be using the right terminology/words/terms. So forgive my layman mistakes.

I am trying to clean up places.sqlite using a 3rd party software/plugin as it is much faster. I am having issues creating the SQLite script.

I would like to do two things:

1) Remove all items from the table moz_places that contain certain words in the URL and also remove it's corresponding/linked rows in moz_historyvisits

2) (MORE IMPORTANT) Remove all moz_histroyvisits that do not have corresponding rows in moz_places


Thank you

Asked by ProfessorLayman 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago