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Facebook is glitching due to Firefox browser

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my… (read more)

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my phone and I was able to do both with them all. But I still can't in Firefox. I've checked to make sure I'm updated, and I am. So she suggested I reach out to you. Should I try uninstalling Firefox and re-installing? I'm assuming I'll lose my history? Thank you!

Asked by tea4thee 7 months ago

Last reply by Trainmanhowe 1 month ago

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What do I need to do to get the classic address bar back

Plainly speaking, I don't like the new address bar, how it auto completes my searches or the results it pulls. I didn't like it when it was defaulted to being on starting… (read more)

Plainly speaking, I don't like the new address bar, how it auto completes my searches or the results it pulls. I didn't like it when it was defaulted to being on starting with version 75 but I was able to easily switch a few setting in about:config to fix it. Those settings no longer affect the address bar as of update 77.

The settings I had changed were:

browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus browser.urlbar.update1 browser.urlbar.update1.interventions browser.urlbar.update1.searchTips

which were all set to false. I saw that setting "browser.urlbar.disableExtendForTests" to "true" might be the solution but, while it does stop the address bar from expanding when using it, it also stops it from expanding at all so the websites that would come up from searching can no longer be seen either (they are still called and using the down arrow will let me scroll through the results, I just can't see any of them). It also doesn't fix the results issue which I would say is the most important.

I would like to know what I need to do so that: 1. The results it shows me are no longer based on frequent visit (basically, the pre-update search system, as is they are scattered and look messy, pulling many different sites in a seemingly random order and it's not particularly useful) 2. It no longer autocompletes results (IE. "F" autocompleting to "facebook.com", this is always something that has bothered me regardless is context) 3. It no longer pops out/expands when in use (admittedly this is mostly an aesthetic issue but I still don't like how it looks)

Asked by Mike 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Downloading and Opening docx Firefox appends doc onto file

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. Whe… (read more)

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. When we choose a file on the portal site (internal site), we go through the interview and are presented with a link to "download" the assembled file. When you click that link, a pop-up appears showing the file name as abc.docx but then says it is a Word 97 - 2003 document, even though it is not. The original template is not. If I choose to open the file, it ends up opening and showing as abc.docx.doc If I save the file, instead of opening it, it saves as abc.docx.

If we run this same process in IE/Edge, the file opens as abc.docx as it should. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Is there anything that could be causing this? I've tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to change this outcome.

Thank you.

Asked by misscrf 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Yahoo Mail not working properly after downloading the latest Firefox browser.

I have downloaded the latest browser today. I can access my Yahoo Mail, but I cannot delete or send any mail from it when using this browser. My Yahoo Mail is now useless… (read more)

I have downloaded the latest browser today. I can access my Yahoo Mail, but I cannot delete or send any mail from it when using this browser. My Yahoo Mail is now useless when using Firefox. Please advise me of the solution to the problem as soon as you can.

Asked by barr_italia 7 months ago

Answered by Andrew 7 months ago

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How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 7 months ago

Last reply by joe80 2 months ago

i used copyed the fire fox datebase (passwords and bookmarks) into extra hard drive then i formated me primere drive and pest the files its not working !

im was on linux manjaro and fedora and i did some thing bad (idk ) to fedora and it doesn't want work (fedora) sooo i copy the files of the bookmarks from manjaro and fed… (read more)

im was on linux manjaro and fedora and i did some thing bad (idk ) to fedora and it doesn't want work (fedora) sooo i copy the files of the bookmarks from manjaro and fedora (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data) into extra drive and formated the drive that fedora + manjaro was in and installed mint 20 and iv tryed to pest the files from the extra drive and returns me errors in firefox (the files didn't worked ) what should i do

Asked by radwanemad2006 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

alphabetically sort multiple firefox windows in taskbar - win 10

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a num… (read more)

I frequently do a lot of diverse research, and try to maintain a strict subject matter thread in each open window. As a result, I have 150+ windows open, each with a number of tabs. Even with the win 10 bottom taskbar expanded all the way, it is difficult to find a particular window, as they are all randomly displayed. Is there a way to alphabetically sort the open Firefox windows shown in the win 10 taskbar? Would this be a Firefox function, or is it a Windows function? Any assistance would be appreciated!

Asked by btsam 2 months ago

Last reply by btsam 2 months ago

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Hide Firefox's toolbar in full screen Mac OS

I cannot get Firefox to go completely into full screen on Mac OS Catalina. When going full screen it will hide the Mac system menu bar at the top, but it will not hide th… (read more)

I cannot get Firefox to go completely into full screen on Mac OS Catalina. When going full screen it will hide the Mac system menu bar at the top, but it will not hide the Firefox address bar. I've researched a bit and found some suggestions about settings in about:config pertaining to full screen access, and I've exhausted all of those suggestions. Is this a known issue on Mac with Firefox?

Asked by schoolboi1980 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover.… (read more)

I lost bookmarks and user passes after firefox update. new version of firefox is 77.0.1 (64-bit) I read the related questions but did not understand how I could recover. and attached pictures of my profile.

Asked by hsamadzadeh 7 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 7 months ago

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Can't connect to router in firefox

Hi! Can't connect to my router panel in 192.168.1.1, probably due to bad cache. But there is no cache for 192.168.1.1 in firefox "data manager", but I sure it exist. I do… (read more)

Hi! Can't connect to my router panel in 192.168.1.1, probably due to bad cache. But there is no cache for 192.168.1.1 in firefox "data manager", but I sure it exist. I don't want to clear all cache and data. Incognito mode without addons doesn't work. I can establish connection in other browsers, includes another firefox browser. How could I clear cache for 192.168.1.1, if firefox show there is none?

Asked by mordat1 7 months ago

Answered by mordat1 7 months ago

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I am 85 , with only basic knowledge of pc,s , whilst your advice makes sense to the majority,people of my sort find it difficult , Basically I like to be able to see mal… (read more)

I am 85 , with only basic knowledge of pc,s , whilst your advice makes sense to the majority,people of my sort find it difficult , Basically I like to be able to see mall my bookmarks when I log into Firefox which is my default

Asked by William Hawker 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Unusuall frequent SSL Certificate Errors

Hello Firefox community I use Firefox as my primary browser on 5 devices - personal desktop, work laptop, spouse desktop, spouse laptop, and personal laptop. On only my … (read more)

Hello Firefox community

I use Firefox as my primary browser on 5 devices - personal desktop, work laptop, spouse desktop, spouse laptop, and personal laptop. On only my personal laptop, I frequently encounter SSL cert errors warning me of invalid issuer. I don't encounter the same error on any other device (including also my phones). Is there some way I can force an update of the Firefox certificate repository? I assume these are being caused by out of date cert repositories or the like. The cert I get on the other devices is the same cert presented to this laptop; only the laptop issues the error.

Asked by Jancarius 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 7 months ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 7 months ago

Addon to save "session" Cache

Is there an add-on that will allow me to save cache data to a different location for a browsing session? Here's what I'm thinking of. I start Firefox or it's already runn… (read more)

Is there an add-on that will allow me to save cache data to a different location for a browsing session?

Here's what I'm thinking of. I start Firefox or it's already running. I go to the Tools menu or someplace similar, and click something. After that click, the add-on now will either save or copy what would be in the cache to another location till either I turn if off or I close Firefox.

Asked by billtest002 2 months ago

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Pinned tabs disappear

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with onl… (read more)

If I open two windows of Firefox, pin tabs in the first, close it and then close the second window, my tabs disappear. In order to use this feature one must work with only one instance of Firefox?

Asked by soljeni 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (read more)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 7 months ago

Answered by McCoy 7 months ago

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Lost Tab in Mozilla Toolbar Menu

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from … (read more)

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from the Apple Magic trackpad. The TAB that I use for dissertation work (PHD) disappeared. Thinking that it simply was transferred to the my Bookmarks, I checked there. No joy. I also checked to the bookmark menu TAB for my university teaching work. Not there either? Hmm. I searched for the Bookmark (PHD) and I am not able to locate it.

Any suggestions?

I would be most grateful.

Sincerely, AM

Asked by alistairmeister 7 months ago

Answered by alistairmeister 7 months ago

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expanding URL bar

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar ex… (read more)

i have tried every about:config option there is on google and i still can't disable the expanding URL bar (where once you've entered a asearch, heading back to the bar expands a menu on the right side with a privacy icon, a drop down menu, a pocket icon, and the bookmark icon). very irritating.

i have seen options regarding the userChrome file but i'm inexperienced and probably messing something up.

any help would be much appreciated.

Asked by jim luther 7 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago