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Onetab saved items gone after firefox update

A couple of Firefox updates ago, I lost everything I had saved in OneTab. I didn't export or otherwise save partly because they had always been there after the update. Is… (read more)

A couple of Firefox updates ago, I lost everything I had saved in OneTab. I didn't export or otherwise save partly because they had always been there after the update. Is there any way to recover them? (probably 100+)

Asked by cyteen 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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about:config settings (and/or prefs.js file) reset when firefox restarted

~/.mozilla/firefox/[ASCII_VOMIT].default/ is where prefs.js lives. This file corresponds to my Firefox's about:config settings. [ASCII_VOMIT] is some alphanumeric garbage… (read more)

~/.mozilla/firefox/[ASCII_VOMIT].default/ is where prefs.js lives. This file corresponds to my Firefox's about:config settings. [ASCII_VOMIT] is some alphanumeric garbage which might be my hashed profile name or something.

Edits to this file are reflected in my about:config settings, but edits to the file itself OR edits to about:config settings do not survive closing and reopening Firefox.

Asked by firefoxsupportforumusername1 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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I want to allow a website to know my location

I know most people are trying to stop location services permissions, but I like letting sites like Yelp, etc, know where I am so they can use "current location." I have … (read more)

I know most people are trying to stop location services permissions, but I like letting sites like Yelp, etc, know where I am so they can use "current location." I have tried to use the privacy settings to add websites that I allow location permission, but that part of the site doesn't work for me. I can't add any websites in the box. I'm very smart, but I can't figure this out. I need a super intensely simplified step-by-step lesson to figure it out. I've been trying for 2 weeks on my own and am ready to dump firefox for chrome, where I can allow location permissions very easily. Please help me. Thanks.

Asked by dmancina 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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work offline mode and localhost server

What is the expected behavior of the "Work Offline" mode regarding the access to a local server? To test my new Progressive Web App and its Service-Worker, I'd like to sw… (read more)

What is the expected behavior of the "Work Offline" mode regarding the access to a local server? To test my new Progressive Web App and its Service-Worker, I'd like to switch off temporary firefox from the network access. For this purpose, I though to use File->"Work Offline". What I observe is that in "Work Offline" mode the access to internet is disable (as I expect) but the access to my local web server for development is still avalaible (and I'm surprise about this behavior). To make sure that the Browser cache is not responsible for this behavior, I have clear the cache and disable the cache. Still I get the unexpected behavior: In "Work Offline" mode, Firefox can still request and download data from a localhost server! If I stop my localhost server, then Firefox complains about the missing data. Which is what I expect and what I also would like to see in "Work Offline" mode. What is the expected behavior of the "Work Offline" mode for the local servers? Is the current behavior a bug? I have also tried Chromium and it behaves as I expect, i.e. in "Work Offline" mode access to internet AND local servers are prevented. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 and Firefox 67.0.3 (64-bit)

Asked by charlyoleg 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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After Windows 10 update bookmarks are gone and no files in Restore under Import and Backup

After a recent windows 10 update the bookmarks in Firefox disappeared. Microsoft could not help but suggested contacting Mozilla.There were supposed to be backups of book… (read more)

After a recent windows 10 update the bookmarks in Firefox disappeared. Microsoft could not help but suggested contacting Mozilla.There were supposed to be backups of bookmarks under "Import and Backup"/Restore/Choose File in the bookmark Library or manager but there are no files there. There was an article somewhere in Mozilla support about finding a file called places.sqlite but I did not completely understand the instructions. Does anyone know how I can restore my bookmarks or if there are known issues with the latest Windows update affecting Firefox?

Asked by kdnm 2 years ago

Answered by kdnm 2 years ago

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I can't get rid of Yahoo--search defaults to it, even though I have selected Google as the preferred search engine.

Help!!!! I don't see any way to get rid of Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine. I have selected Google as the preferred default, and have chosen to remove all of t… (read more)

Help!!!! I don't see any way to get rid of Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine. I have selected Google as the preferred default, and have chosen to remove all of the other choices. Yahoo is not one of the choices to remove, which I suppose is a clue! I'm leaving Firefox until this can be fixed. Yahoo is simply not an acceptable substitute!

Asked by Jlfuchs 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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Can not access my Hotmail email on Firefox

I cannot access my Hotmail email account on Firefox. I can access the account on Edge. Firefox is becoming problematic lately with strange things happening. I cannot a… (read more)

I cannot access my Hotmail email account on Firefox. I can access the account on Edge. Firefox is becoming problematic lately with strange things happening. I cannot access some features on my bank website with Firefox but can with Edge. I don't like Edge but may be forced to use it if I cannot access necessary things on Firefox.

Asked by chzuck 2 years ago

Answered by chzuck 2 years ago

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push.services.mozilla.com/:443

Hi,I'm in trouble about upgrading, Please help.. After upgrading Firefox to 67.0.1, A lot of automatic access to https://push.services.mozilla.com/ came to occur. As a r… (read more)

Hi,I'm in trouble about upgrading, Please help..

After upgrading Firefox to 67.0.1, A lot of automatic access to https://push.services.mozilla.com/ came to occur.

As a result, the processing volume of proxy server is frequently exceeded. Delays and failures in web access began to occur frequently.

Please tell me about the causes of frequent access to https://push.services.mozilla.com/ and also please tell me about the resolution.

Thanks for your support.

Asked by Fujiwa 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Is there a simple way to block a website from ever loading without downloading special addons like Blocksite, just type in the website name and it can not load?

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplac… (read more)

I have a couple of websites that keep popping up from time to time unexpectedly. There must be a way to simply add websites names e.g. www.ihatetheseguys.net to someplace on my Firefox browser, something like a BANNED LIST. And once added that website can never open on my browser again.

This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do.... it would be like the exceptions list we can access in options where we add websites to a list and they are allowed to open, but this would be the opposite.

I have searched around and it seems there are some add-ons/apps/programs I can download and run on my computer, one called BLOCKSITE. But I dont want to download anything. This seems like it should be a very simple to thing to do on the option page. Simply add a BANNED LIST where we can type in websites and when they try to nope they get noped away to oblivion.

Asked by Max7777 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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How can I permanently turn off mozilla's "new version" pop-up window

A couple versions ago, a pop-up persistantly, annoyingly, INSISTS on popping up regularly when I'm trying to use the browser. How can I permanently turn off mozilla's "ne… (read more)

A couple versions ago, a pop-up persistantly, annoyingly, INSISTS on popping up regularly when I'm trying to use the browser. How can I permanently turn off mozilla's "new version" pop-up window. Pop-ups should aready be disabled. I've gone into about:config and tried all the settings that seem to be relevent.

This is about annoying enough to start shopping for other browsers.

Asked by Firefox Sync 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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screenshot enabled … but does not 'capture' full page.

win-10: 1903 (64-bit) firefox: 67.0.4 (64-bit) taking screenshot with firefox's included app … this is not a 3rd-party addon. have tried in safe-mode (disabl… (read more)

win-10: 1903 (64-bit) firefox: 67.0.4 (64-bit)

taking screenshot with firefox's included app … this is not a 3rd-party addon.

have tried in safe-mode (disabled addons) … browser-cache cleared … saved to clipboard and downloaded screenshot as image … results are the same. i have also tried 'refreshing' the webpage … and scrolling down to bottom of page before capturing screenshot … makes no difference. choosing "full page screenshot" does not capture the 'complete' page. firefox seems to attempt full page … and, if the page is not too long, the full page will be captured.

example: https://www.peterborgapps.com/smultron/ approximately 57-58% of complete page is captured … remainder is white space.

is there a setting that can be configured to increase the amount of data/image the screenshot will capture?

i am furnishing two screen-caps for reference purposes.

Asked by gnarlyone 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Video clips won't play

Flash player is either screwed up or something else - or Firefox is blocking videos. Having experienced problems (videos just sit there or won't load at all) I've just u… (read more)

Flash player is either screwed up or something else - or Firefox is blocking videos. Having experienced problems (videos just sit there or won't load at all) I've just uninstalled Flash Player and am attempting to reinstall a new version - but it won't let me. Seemingly there's another version being loaded - but no way can I find that or know what's happening, so I'm stuck.

The whole thing stems from my inability to watch any videos on Firefox - not even YouTube, BBCi LiveLeak clips or even porn. Yesterday everything went well but today I can't even see gifs on Imgur. What the hell is happening? Why is Firefox blocking me?

Asked by Monkeys_uncle 2 years ago

Answered by Monkeys_uncle 2 years ago

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Firefox wants me to open or save a php file. I can't delete request.

I do not know how this started but I keep getting this pop-up. I did click "open" and nothing happened. There is a red dot upper left. Pushing it closes the pop-up until … (read more)

I do not know how this started but I keep getting this pop-up. I did click "open" and nothing happened. There is a red dot upper left. Pushing it closes the pop-up until I do something else. It has popped up while I an writing this.

Asked by parrishh 2 years ago

Answered by parrishh 2 years ago

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Favicon icons seem scrambled

This week, after Firefox updated, I noticed that the icons for sites seem to be randomly scrambled in my bookmarks and on my new tab" screen. For example, Facebook link o… (read more)

This week, after Firefox updated, I noticed that the icons for sites seem to be randomly scrambled in my bookmarks and on my new tab" screen.

For example, Facebook link on my browser bar shows the icon for Gmail. My Gmail link on the menu bar has no favicon any more and the gmail link on the blank tab page, is actually tie YouTube favicon.

Any way to re-read the sites as I visit them and have it correct itself?

Asked by RexSmith70 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Multiple profiles in Firefox 67 broke default browser click!

Hi all, Since Firefox 67 we can use more profiles at once. But this broke default click settings when the profile is not in the default place. Before Firefox 67: If Firef… (read more)

Hi all,

Since Firefox 67 we can use more profiles at once. But this broke default click settings when the profile is not in the default place.

Before Firefox 67: If Firefox was the default browser, and the profile was for example d:\firefox, and I clicked a link in other program, for example mail client, the link was just passed to firefox.exe, and Firefox knew the profile (if it is running) so just started the link in the correct profile.

But now: If I click a link outside firefox, the browser just launches with an another, default firefox profile (c:\users\appdata... etc).

So how can I fix this? Can I disable this new multiple profile thing?

Asked by Ternex 2 years ago

Answered by Ternex 2 years ago

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Why does Firefox not clear my history?

I cannot clear my history in any of the following ways: restarting Firefox (I have the "Clear history when Firefox closes" box checked in the Privacy section of the Prefe… (read more)

I cannot clear my history in any of the following ways: restarting Firefox (I have the "Clear history when Firefox closes" box checked in the Privacy section of the Preferences screen), using "Clear Recent History" in the menu bar; using "Clear recent history" from the "history" drop down in the Library menu; or using the "Forget" add-on from the Tool Bar. If I delete the "places.sqlite" and "places.sqlite-wal" files in my profile, all history is removed, but the problem re-occurs the next time I open the browser. Checking the integrity of the places data base returns a "The task queue was cleared by an error in another task" error (this happened both initially, as well as after closing/restaeting firefox as well as a complete reboot of the machine). I am using Firefox 67.0.2 on a Mac running OS 10.13.6. I am running the NoScript add-on, but of course all the prefrences and help pages are privaledged, so that should not matter?

Can anyone offer some suggestions?

Asked by chipschmelz 2 years ago

Answered by chipschmelz 2 years ago

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Recent list not clear after deleting history

Just finished the Windows 10 1903 feature release upgrade. Firefox allows me to browse just fine, there is only a slight problem that is annoying as I like to keep browse… (read more)

Just finished the Windows 10 1903 feature release upgrade. Firefox allows me to browse just fine, there is only a slight problem that is annoying as I like to keep browser cache/history clear.

When I right-click to launch FF, the list of Recent searches in the menu is forever long. I've tried the Remove Item From List, but the list never gets any shorter. I used the normal procedure for Clear History and Cookies/Data in Privacy & Settings. Clearing Everything from everywhere that I know of.

However, the Recent list never gets any shorter. I even tried deleting the cache2 folder with FF closed, but no luck.

I've attached an image of the list in hopes someone can offer any advice. Thanks a bunch in advance.

Cheers

Asked by HelpaNoob 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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My saved usernames & passwords are not being displayed on any website

When I go to any website that I have a saved UN & password, the username & password boxes remain blank but I can still log in. The username & passwords are pr… (read more)

When I go to any website that I have a saved UN & password, the username & password boxes remain blank but I can still log in. The username & passwords are pre stored on my computor but stopped working a few days ago. Thanks in anticipation, James

Asked by Bulletpolish 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago