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I somehow lost Google as my home page and all my bookmark toolbar items. Does anyone know how I can restore? ?

Hi out there- I would greatly appreciate advice about how I can fix this problem with restoring my Google home page. I have no idea how I lost it since I made no chang… (read more)

Hi out there-

I would greatly  appreciate advice about how I can fix this problem with restoring my  Google home page. I have no idea how I lost it since I made no changes to it. It was simply there last night and gone this morning. I am a writer and I make a living from the Internet so time lost is money  lost. 

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.

Befuddled in PA,

Marjorie

Asked by heelsdown 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

My firefox keep changing eno matter how many times i revert these changes

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also … (read more)

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also the default search engine is yahoo again.

Asked by megasanthoshmuthu 3 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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Profile migration won't work

I've tried for 3 hours now simply to migrate my win7 profile to win10. Using the mozilla guide i get to a point where i open firefox and all is great. Bookmarks etc all s… (read more)

I've tried for 3 hours now simply to migrate my win7 profile to win10. Using the mozilla guide i get to a point where i open firefox and all is great. Bookmarks etc all successfully show. But then if i close fiefox and open it again, in the top left-hand corner in red i just get

Please tell me what i'm doing wrong!

Asked by autolycus 5 months ago

Answered by autolycus 4 months ago

How to remove "A new Firefox update is available." notification?

For a long time, I stuck myself on using Firefox v50~. You know why? -Because it's Firefox, I never wanted to use the Chrome-wanna-be of it. Until I had to, on the side, … (read more)

For a long time, I stuck myself on using Firefox v50~. You know why? -Because it's Firefox, I never wanted to use the Chrome-wanna-be of it. Until I had to, on the side, because some pages require it.

Then there's this "Download Update" | "Not Now" that I have to deal with. So tired and sick of it spamming everytime I open firefox. I hoped every update that they'll remove it, but nope.

I hate always updating it to the newest version because I would have to update all of the plugins that I have. And most of the time, the plugin developers hasn't made an update yet, takes time for them to catch up.

Pleeeeaaaaase. If you don't want to remove that, give it a timer to popout.

Asked by mas.koh 3 weeks ago

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I erred in clicking "ok, I got it" instead of "disable" when trying to watch a video; now I have no volume control!

as stated above, in attempting to watch a YouTube video sent in e-mail from a friend, I misunderstood the message I got from Firefox and clicked "ok, I got it" instead of… (read more)

as stated above, in attempting to watch a YouTube video sent in e-mail from a friend, I misunderstood the message I got from Firefox and clicked "ok, I got it" instead of "disable" and Firefox complete removed the sound from my computer so that now my volume control little icon has completely disappeared! how can I restore sound to my computer? I did not want this outcome!!

Asked by missp050 4 weeks ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 4 weeks ago

stop videos playing automatically in facebook when not logged in

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found … (read more)

Videos play automatically in fb even though FF set not to? Apparently you can stop if logged into fb. I want to stop if not logged into fb. I asked this before and found disabling hardware acceleration did it but it happens again when i browse FB not logged in. I have FF set to block ALL sites from automatic playing. Why would i need to log in to fb to fix it?

Asked by OAKSFOX 1 month ago

Last reply by OAKSFOX 1 month ago

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CTRL W doesn't close a pinned tab

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next ta… (read more)

CTRL + W is the keyboard shortcut to close the active tab. This works fine if the tab isn't pinned, but if I press CTRL + W on a pinned tab, it just cycles to the next tab. This isn't ideal. The shortcut should close the tab regardless of whether it is pinned (as it does in other browsers). Anyone know why Firefox does this / is it intentional behaviour?

Asked by whalemonster 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 5 months ago

Answered by Marina43182 5 months ago

SYNC PROBLEM

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,… (read more)

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,NO COOKIES . NOTHING CAME BACK . I TRIED REINSTALL FIREFOX AND LOGGED OUT AND IN AGAIN BUT NOTHING ! PLEASE HELP

Asked by mANI 1 month ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 1 month ago

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How to sort all bookmarks in all folders at once

I want to sort all of my bookmarks in all folders and their sub-folders by name on one click automatically. I don't want to sort my bookmarks folder by folder since I hav… (read more)

I want to sort all of my bookmarks in all folders and their sub-folders by name on one click automatically.

I don't want to sort my bookmarks folder by folder since I have tons of bookmarks organized in tons of folders. I looked up the help article "Sort your bookmarks to quickly find the ones you want", but it only shows how to sort individual folders automatically. So I tried to sort them all by multi-selecting all of my folders (no individual bookmark selected) and right-click to sort by name. And the option is unavailable (see image).

Could you include an one-click automatic sorting option in the future updates?

Asked by Wei4Green 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now: Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy An error occurred during a connection to idmsa… (read more)

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now:

Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

An error occurred during a connection to idmsa.apple.com.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this context because the page has an X-Frame-Options policy that disallows it.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue as soon as possible. Thank You.

Asked by David 7 months ago

Last reply by kris.sor 1 month ago

How to move tabs back below bookmarks toolbar like they used to be.

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Fir… (read more)

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Firefox reloaded it upgraded itself and I had no choice. I was a graphic artist for decades, and it makes no sense to have the tabs all the way at the top, because your eye has to jump up to the top, away from the window itself, every time you want to move between tabs. It makes no sense, but so far Firefox has ignored these complaints (I'm not the only one) and has not offered a simple toggle in preferences or somewhere to move the tabs where they should IMO be.

I seem to have lost the instructions to do my own coding to move the damn things, and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how I can move them back where they belong. And Firefox, PLEASE. People have been requesting this for several years now that I'm aware of, so PLEASE make this simple change and allow users the choice of how their browser windows should look.

Asked by jmazzeo 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Browsing history weirdly limited view

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently: If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps?… (read more)

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently:

If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps? So I spend time searching and find out about the Library window, and Control+Shift+H. Okay, so that's at least making it possible to see timestamps. Typing this right now, I don't remember if I had to manually add a column to see timestamps, but if I did Jesus Christ. I nearly installed some other software (MZHistoryView) before finding out about Control+Shift+H, just to see timestamps.

Also, every time I press the awkward Control+Shift+H hotkey, it resets the view to "Today". I don't know why it wouldn't default to "Just keep scrolling for as many days as you want". If I search for a specific site immediately after opening the window, then it includes entries for more days than just today. But before searching, it cuts off my view to just today. What's the point of that? Who would want such a restriction as the default view?

Asked by jotto123 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need… (read more)

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need my bookmarks, GOD PLEASE.

Asked by denielt 5 months ago

Last reply by gwh74137 1 month ago

Having trouble starting firefox

So i've been having trouble starting fire fox after it updates. The last couple of times i just kept trying and it worked but this last time nothing seemed to solve the p… (read more)

So i've been having trouble starting fire fox after it updates. The last couple of times i just kept trying and it worked but this last time nothing seemed to solve the problem. So i old-school troubleshooted the problem by opening task manager, going to process' and selecting all users when trying to start fire fox. And i noticed another set of process's opening and closing with fire fox under the name LVPrcSrv except there was one more of these process's than there were of fire fox so as soon as fire fox and the additional LVPrcSrv process's closed i manually ended the last remaining LVPrcSrv process and then tried to start fire fox again and this time it work. I'm worried this trick wont work again so i'd like to ask the Mozilla developer whats actually wrong with my fire fox so i can fix it before it becomes permanently inoperable.

Asked by Sin Shadow Fox 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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How can I remove the "Fill login" context menu entry?

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of th… (read more)

Firefox offers the option to "Fill login" through the context menu (see attached image) when ever in a login or password field. However I am using Bitwarden instead of the Firefox password manager and disabled saving passwords in Firefox. Is there a way to remove this "Fill login" action as it always just shows that no logins are saved?

Thanks, Mattias

Asked by Mattias 6 months ago

Answered by mattmcoomber 5 months ago

Any Firefox versions above 73+ are slow after upgrading from 72.0.2

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.co… (read more)

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.com were really slow at loading compared to Firefox 72. CPU usage on one of my cores goes very high.

This page for example would load the main screen fairly quick then it would stall while it loads all the stock widgets on the page which it doesn't do with Firefox 72 :

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPLK

In general I've noticed an overall loading sluggishness even with simple pages like google.com etc. Just not as snappy to load.

In all cases Firefox 72 and Chrome work fast and snappy. Tried Firefox 73 and Firefox 76+ and they run awful.

When I first noticed the issue back when Firefox73 was released, I gave up and rolled back to a Firefox 72 backup and thought it was probably a bug that would be sorted later. Tried again today with Firefox 76 and I still have the same issue so I have had to roll back to Firefox 72 again.

Things I have tried that have NOT helped :

Disabled all addons/extensions Set Default Theme Disabled DNS over HTTPS Cleared cache/cookies Deleted content-prefs.sqlite Disabled hardware acceleration Tried different values for content process limit Disabled smooth scrolling

Can anyone help please or am I going to be stuck on Firefox 72 forever?

Thanks.

Asked by Laxity 2 months ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 month ago