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Stop Videos from Automatically Playing in Firefox

I have read every article on this I can find, including everything in Firefox. I cannot get videos to stop automatically play. I can get them to not play sound. I have ch… (read more)

I have read every article on this I can find, including everything in Firefox. I cannot get videos to stop automatically play. I can get them to not play sound. I have changed every single setting in about:config, media.autoplay. Nothing stops them from playing. I have used numbers from 0 to 5 in media.autoplay.default. Attached is a screenshot of my settings.

I do not have any plug-ins at this point, as I just installed Windows 10 and am configuring my computer.

I am extremely sensitive to these moving videos; they make me feel sick. So I really need them disabled. PCMag is a good example of a site with a million different (types?) of videos playing.

Asked by lsk123 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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All of a sudden something called lockwise is appearing in place of saved logins. I want it back the regular way.

On my work computer this ugly "thing" called lockwise appears instead of my saved passwords. I cannot see my saved passwords now. My home computer (with synced accounts) … (read more)

On my work computer this ugly "thing" called lockwise appears instead of my saved passwords. I cannot see my saved passwords now. My home computer (with synced accounts) works fine and shows me my saved passwords. I need to make this lockwise go away and restore to where I can see my saved logons. Firefox 70.0 (64-bit). Please help.

Asked by Joe 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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can't delete bookmarks

I am unable to delete bookmarks. Not with the Delete function on any menu, and not by dragging off the Bookmarks Menu list in Library to the sidebar (which used to work).… (read more)

I am unable to delete bookmarks. Not with the Delete function on any menu, and not by dragging off the Bookmarks Menu list in Library to the sidebar (which used to work). I have used Cookie5 (now disabled), which bloggers say corrupts places.sqlite. I have tried these things: I deleted the places file and restarted. This wiped bookmarks but not their folders. 2. I went to Time Machine and replaced current places file with older ones. Bookmarks returned but still no delete option. 3. I tried to restore bookmarks from backups. All JSON backups must be corrupted, because none will open. And the Export and Backup functions do not work either. 4. I checked Places Database to Verify Integrity. No solution there, but readout is below. 5. I tried to create a new profile, set up an account and tried to sync. No luck. So I copied an older places.sqlite file into the new Profile: the bookmarks were there, but in the new profile the problem of deleting them remained. I am stumped.

Readout: > Task: checkIntegrity - Unable to check places.sqlite integrity: Error: Error(s) encountered during statement execution: database disk image is malformed > Task: invalidateCaches - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: checkCoherence - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: expire - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: originFrecencyStats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: vacuum - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: stats - The task queue was cleared by an error in another task. > Task: _refreshUI

Asked by makipper 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox does not correctly display text containing unusual characters.

Special characters from other languages often do not display correctly. See attached screen print. This screen print was done from article at http://www.jewishworldreview… (read more)

Special characters from other languages often do not display correctly. See attached screen print. This screen print was done from article at http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1119/burger_wont_rot.php3

Asked by ge-marble 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Server Connection Failed Error...

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error: Secure Connection Failed An e… (read more)

Starting yesterday, Firefox will not load the description section of any eBay listings (Chrome is doing the same thing). This is the error:

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to vi.vipr.ebaydesc.com. Peer reports it experienced an internal error. Error code: SSL_ERROR_INTERNAL_ERROR_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I am on my Mac Pro, running OS 10.14.3. If I open listings on a Windows machine on the same internet connection, the pages load fine. The problem persists even after clearing the cache/cookies. I need to find out what is causing this, as I use eBay on a daily basis for work. If anyone has any ideas, your input will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

P.S. The only extensions I am using are UBlock Origin (pages do not load properly with it disabled, either), Facebook Purity, and New Tab override.

Asked by Brian 1 year ago

Answered by Brian 1 year ago

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Can you PLEASE REINSTATE zoom functionality using touchpad to Firefox? It used to have it... thanks

I used to be able to zoom in and out so smoothly and seemlessly by just using the touchpad and pinching fingers, and at some point, with more recent updates/upgrades, thi… (read more)

I used to be able to zoom in and out so smoothly and seemlessly by just using the touchpad and pinching fingers, and at some point, with more recent updates/upgrades, this disappeared. I've been using FF for a while now, so would be great if this zooming control from touchpad would be really great again!

(None of the zoom add-ons have worked)

Asked by ger 1 year ago

Answered by Theodorax 1 year ago

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My bose headphones connect to all programs, (including other browsers), and my windows 10 system without any problems, but will not work in firefox.

Bose AE2 Soundlink Stereo bluetooth headphones have worked perfectly in firefox for years, and still do for my entire computer, including other browsers on it. Suddenly s… (read more)

Bose AE2 Soundlink Stereo bluetooth headphones have worked perfectly in firefox for years, and still do for my entire computer, including other browsers on it. Suddenly stopped working recently in firefox only. I have already reinstalled firefox and gone through every procedure recommended in the help faq to no avail. I have updated all Bose software and the headphones. Nothing has worked, and I only use my bluetooth headset on this computer, a HP Envy laptop (Win 10 PRO). The speakers on this computer work fine with firefox, and work in firefox. Please help! Desperate here...

Asked by jlmjr 1 year ago

Answered by jlmjr 1 year ago

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I changed toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets=true and ff still does not read userChrome.css. It is working on a laptop.

The laptop is running V 69.0.2 and somehow, the desktop got on the beta channel (which I have since changed) and is running V 70.0b12. I copied the working userChrome.cs… (read more)

The laptop is running V 69.0.2 and somehow, the desktop got on the beta channel (which I have since changed) and is running V 70.0b12. I copied the working userChrome.css file from the laptop to PC, but it just isn't getting read. Anything else that needs to be changed? I hate tabs on top!

Asked by DG 1 year ago

Answered by DG 1 year ago

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What does "clear cache" do?

I've got a couple addons, that clear browsing data. Clear Browsing Data https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clear-browsing-data/ Clear Cookies and Storage But… (read more)

I've got a couple addons, that clear browsing data.

Clear Browsing Data https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clear-browsing-data/

Clear Cookies and Storage Button https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/clear-storage-button/

I want to set up one to just clear cache, and the other to do a more extensive cleaning job, but what exactly happens when we clear cache? I ask because both these addons have multiple data clearing options, and I'm confused about a couple of them.

Does the option "Clear images and files" complete the definition of clearing cache, or does clearing cache also include "Local Storage Data"? Or is something else also included?

I'd also like some advice on "Service Workers" and what are the results of clearing this type of data.

Asked by noel_envode 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox newbie here. I have many .mht files (saved from IE11) that do not seem to open in Firefox.

As a newbie is there something I need to add into Firefox first to make these mht files load? I shall shortly be changing to Windows 10: will that solve the problem? … (read more)

As a newbie is there something I need to add into Firefox first to make these mht files load?

I shall shortly be changing to Windows 10: will that solve the problem?

Asked by avery_bj 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Importing Bookmarks

Can anyone out there help me, I’ve exported my FireFox Bookmarks onto an external hard drive and then copied them back onto the desktop and from there tried to import the… (read more)

Can anyone out there help me, I’ve exported my FireFox Bookmarks onto an external hard drive and then copied them back onto the desktop and from there tried to import them back into FireFox.

All the subfolders have imported back into FireFox no problem, but for some reason it has not done so with any bookmarks which appear under the Other Bookmarks listing, is there something I'm doing wrong? The version of FireFox I’m using is FireFox Quantum 6.9.0.3 (64 bit) with Windows 10.

Asked by c.barchus 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to make tabs not so tall in Firefox 70?

Firefox 70 has made the tab hight taller, and now they overlap the window frame on my computer (Win 7). How do I get them back to their size in Firefox 69 and stop them … (read more)

Firefox 70 has made the tab hight taller, and now they overlap the window frame on my computer (Win 7). How do I get them back to their size in Firefox 69 and stop them from eating into the frame? CSS is fine.

Asked by OneMoreName 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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OK button on download window is disabled

When downloading a file, the file download window pops up. The option "Save this file" is automatically selected, which is good. But the OK button is disabled until I hov… (read more)

When downloading a file, the file download window pops up. The option "Save this file" is automatically selected, which is good. But the OK button is disabled until I hover over it, or for several seconds or something? Sometimes it stays disabled, and sometimes it enabled itself quite quickly. It seems kind of random.

Bottomline is, I want that OK button to be ALWAYS enabled. I want to be able to hit the enter key as soon as the download window pops up. I don't want my browser to make me wait arbitrarily. That's annoying.

I would also like to know why the "Do this from now on" checkbox is disabled. Why can't I make downloads always start right away without that (to me, silly) download window popping up? That's what that checkbox is for, is it not?

I would suggest that disabling a UI control is always bad if it's not absolutely completely 100% crystal clear WHY it's disabled. Instead, display a message or whatever explaining why something can't be done.

Asked by thany 1 year ago

Answered by crankygoat 1 year ago

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How to get rid of the url box in the bottom left corner with Version 70

With version 70 the flashing flickering url box in the bottom left corner has returned, even though the CSS that worked to kill it in earlier releases remains in mu userc… (read more)

With version 70 the flashing flickering url box in the bottom left corner has returned, even though the CSS that worked to kill it in earlier releases remains in mu userchrome.css file. The CSS that worked before is

#statuspanel-label,.statuspanel-label
  {
    -moz-appearance: none !important;
    opacity: .01 !important;
  }

and someone more recently used

#statuspanel { display:none !important; }

but neither of these are working for me in Version 70. How do I get rid of this? Thanks.

Asked by OneMoreName 1 year ago

Answered by OneMoreName 1 year ago

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Find my old bookmarks

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browse… (read more)

I have had lots of problems with my pc and this morning when I was trying to get it started I was offered a "Refresh your Pc"option which I did, My Mozilla Firefox browser seems to have disappeared since then since then and I was offered to open a Firefox account which I did thinking that would get my bookmarks(or Favourites) back but it hasn't. I think this new account does not recognise me. I don't have any bookmarks or favourites on any other browser. Is it possible to retrieve my oroginal Mozilla Firefox account which has got dozens of Bookmarks on it for me ? Thank you.

Asked by Pibear1 1 year ago

Answered by Senali Madawala 1 year ago

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Why does the FF cache become excessively large, and how can I constrain it?

In an earlier version of FF, there was an explicit user setting for maximum cache size -- this was very helpful in constraining the bloat which regularly occurs with mult… (read more)

In an earlier version of FF, there was an explicit user setting for maximum cache size -- this was very helpful in constraining the bloat which regularly occurs with multiple tabs open for any extended period of time. At some point in the past few years, this setting disappeared from the up-front user option pages (but might still be around in some deeper, less-obvious setting as I have an older machine which still seems to honor its limit set long ago).

Since I routinely have to purge the webpage cache in order to regain responsiveness and function of FF when my regular tabs remain open for most of the day, I would like to see this setting return to the user-option front pages -- or know where it is located in some deeper option page.

More to the point, though, I would really like FF to constrain itself by design from bloating out on webpage cache -- reminds me too much of the 'memory leakage' problem which came to plague the Opera browser that I finally abandoned 10+ years ago for FF. I realize that many website developers these days are enamored with the bells, whistles and flashy graphics needed to gain eyeballs and earn something from clicks and click-throughs, but the present-day notion of some endless user supply of RAM grates quite hard with someone of my vintage and experience with computers since the late 1960s.

Asked by jhvance 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago