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mozilla vpn

How do you access Mozilla VPN after you have logged into firefox account - it only shows how to download and I have already downloaded it. I simply want to turn on the VP… (read more)

How do you access Mozilla VPN after you have logged into firefox account - it only shows how to download and I have already downloaded it. I simply want to turn on the VPN and select the location but no instructions are available for this or at least the instructions are not clear.

Asked by congofriends 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

freezing computer

Why are there ten to fifteen background processes running slowing and freezing my computer? I have to go to the task manager and shut most down, hoping I don't hit the on… (read more)

Why are there ten to fifteen background processes running slowing and freezing my computer? I have to go to the task manager and shut most down, hoping I don't hit the one that closes my page. Doesn't matter if I have one tab open or many. I'm ready to quit using Firefox. Every update gets worse. Seems like more and more processes keep building. Sometimes there are so many background processes running I can't count them. Firefox use to run like a dream. Now it's like a giant weight clogging up the gears.

Asked by jarekorn 5 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 months ago

entering a URL through the address bar refreshes current page instead

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new… (read more)

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new URL I entered, Firefox will refresh the current page instead. This happens A LOT and is pretty annoying. Wondering if this happens to anyone else.

Asked by pznarxkc 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (read more)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.

   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 1 week ago

Firefox crashed and lost sesssion/tabs

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possibl… (read more)

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possible to recover from saved sessions folder which I don't know how to access or troubleshoot.

Asked by Anne 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

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submit feedback

Firefox Developer Edition downloaded 89.0b1 tonight. When you choose Submit Feedback in the help/about form it goes nowhere. Actually to a "coming soon" page for ideas.mo… (read more)

Firefox Developer Edition downloaded 89.0b1 tonight. When you choose Submit Feedback in the help/about form it goes nowhere. Actually to a "coming soon" page for ideas.mozilla.com. Is that so you won't have to field complaints about the "improvements" in this version? Because I have several complaints.

Asked by merina 7 months ago

Last reply by droonfang 6 months ago

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Updated Firefox Changed Bookmarks List Length

Firefox appears to have just updated. Now my bookmarks list is so long I have to scroll down to see everything. It looks like everything has been spaced out further, whic… (read more)

Firefox appears to have just updated. Now my bookmarks list is so long I have to scroll down to see everything. It looks like everything has been spaced out further, which I hate. It takes up was too much space. They were probably going for a more elegant, less cluttered look, but it just ended up making things more aggravating for me. There should be a way to adjust or turn off the spacing feature. Any suggestions?

Asked by gmkorn1 7 months ago

Last reply by peter.rowe10 6 months ago

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Firefox home search fake editable inconvinience

Hi, FF 89.0b2 Developer edition now contains a "fake editable" search field at the home page (the sentence contains in the class attribute so I used it here), when one st… (read more)

Hi, FF 89.0b2 Developer edition now contains a "fake editable" search field at the home page (the sentence contains in the class attribute so I used it here), when one start typing in it and the letters appear in the address bar.

For me personally this is partly non-intuitive partly annoying. I never met a scenario in UI of other programs, when typing in one place (where the caret is) show actual letters at another place.

Is this feature is here to stay or are there plans to to make it customizable? I used ff home page search for ages, now I installed a new tab home page extension with manually setting www.google.com in it.

Thanks

Asked by maxerist 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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horrorific tabs

i will like to know how i can drop to the garbage the new tabs on Firefox devs.. they are nonfunctional and bigger and looks like a shit to me.. i will like to know how i… (read more)

i will like to know how i can drop to the garbage the new tabs on Firefox devs.. they are nonfunctional and bigger and looks like a shit to me.. i will like to know how i can get back to the old style tabs... PLEASE HELP

Asked by Alpha 7 months ago

Last reply by shasim 7 months ago

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How can I submit Firefox Beta feedback?

I have some feedback regarding the new UI update, but neither the link in the release notes (As always, we welcome your feedback feedback.) nor the Settings -> Help -&… (read more)

I have some feedback regarding the new UI update, but neither the link in the release notes (As always, we welcome your feedback feedback.) nor the Settings -> Help -> Submit feedback ... button (Settings button redirect ) take me to a form.

Asked by Michael Schaufelberger 7 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 months ago

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89.0b2 Revert new tab design

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and… (read more)

Today I updated my Firefox Developer Edition to version 89.0b2 and now I just can not look at this browser anymore, "Inspired new tab design" is taking too much space and now became largest and at the same time least information-dense panel in my entire desktop! I searched around the web for a bit in hopes that I will find a theme or an add-on that will revert this particular change but no luck. I really want to revert to old UI look (at least tabs bar), there should be default theme or option to get back to old style. After some investigation I found userChrome.css but don't really want to install it (maybe this is actually the way of doing this kind of styling). Please help me revert UI design to old one.

Asked by PepeTheFrog21 7 months ago

Answered by TNorth 7 months ago

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Bookmark dropdown menu disappears under Windows taskbar

Hi there! Some background info: I have a desktop PC. I just got the newest firefox update. ...Thanks; I hate it. And they've altered the way the bookmarks look. So now th… (read more)

Hi there! Some background info: I have a desktop PC. I just got the newest firefox update. ...Thanks; I hate it. And they've altered the way the bookmarks look. So now the bookmarks drop-down menu is so long that I have to scroll down to see everything on it, (I didn't have to before). And what's worse is that sometimes one moment it will be over the Windows taskbar that's at the bottom of my screen and suddenly it will disappear UNDER the taskbar where I can't see everything and I struggle to access anything with my mouse. It's SO aggravating. How do I fix this??

Asked by gmkorn1 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 7 months ago

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How do I give feedback?

Currently on Firefox Developer Edition 89.0b2, clicking menu > Help > Submit Feedback, takes me here: https://mozilla.github.io/imo-placeholder/ It's a blank "Comin… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Developer Edition 89.0b2, clicking menu > Help > Submit Feedback, takes me here: https://mozilla.github.io/imo-placeholder/

It's a blank "Coming Soon" page with no information.

I'm experiencing usability problems with the new theme and I'd like to share what I'm experiencing.

Asked by whall1 7 months ago

Last reply by AliceWyman 3 months ago

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FF Beta 89.0b3 reverts to .0b2

Since the release of Beta version 89.0b3, Firefox Beta on Win 10 keeps reverting back to .0b2. I cannot pinpoint exactly when it happens; sometimes after 'hibernation'; s… (read more)

Since the release of Beta version 89.0b3, Firefox Beta on Win 10 keeps reverting back to .0b2. I cannot pinpoint exactly when it happens; sometimes after 'hibernation'; sometimes after 'sleep'. Getting damn frustrating, and I'm not nearly ready to move up from Windows.

How the heck do I track what's going on? All advice gratefully accepted!

Asked by Luprachán 7 months ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 7 months ago

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3rd party cookies blocked on youtube.com but still signed in google.com

I would like to sing in to youtube.com but not google search or any other google related services. I tried Enhanced Tracking Protection, strict & custom block all thi… (read more)

I would like to sing in to youtube.com but not google search or any other google related services.

I tried Enhanced Tracking Protection, strict & custom block all third party cookies & privacy.firstparty.isolate = true. but none of that could prevent me from getting singed in to all google.com services automatically when I sing in to youtube.com.

Is there any way to achieve that without installing add-ons?

Asked by bk8krqjpxvp0qzgqjv8eo1l 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 7 months ago