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I have an old PC desktop which I would like to replace with a newer model. I want to get a used one with Windows 7 on it. I know Windows 7 is no longer supported but I … (read more)

I have an old PC desktop which I would like to replace with a newer model. I want to get a used one with Windows 7 on it. I know Windows 7 is no longer supported but I have a lot of old software that I use, some not often, and have no desire to purchase new software. I was told that I could not download Firefox onto a newer PC with Windows 7. Is this true? I do have a laptop with Windows 10 that I use for on line ordering, etc. I like the desktop as it has a decent keyboard and mouse.

Asked by bouvsbunscavies 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Sponsored Shortcuts - Facebook

Hi all, i'm having an issue where everytime i start the browser, a facebook "tile" shows up in the first empty square in the main page shortcuts section, i disabled the s… (read more)

Hi all, i'm having an issue where everytime i start the browser, a facebook "tile" shows up in the first empty square in the main page shortcuts section, i disabled the sponsored shortcuts, and removed it, but it keeps coming back, no idea what to do.

Asked by careca 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Facebook Messenger not loading complete page Firefox 90.0.2 (64-bit) Windows 10

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.fa… (read more)

The Messenger page loads partially and stops. Same page works fine in New Microsoft Edge (Chromium). Problem seemed to start with last upgrade to 90.0.2. https://www.facebook.com/messages/t/1234... I tried disabling uBlock Origin, Privacy Possum, Privacy badger, page still won't load completely, just partially and "locks up".

Asked by Craiga 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Print at reduced scale printing at correct scale but also cropped by same reduced scale

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. P… (read more)

Problem with printing at reduced scale, did not notice it before a few days ago so could have been after a recent update. Am now using Firefox 90.0 for Linux Mint 19.3. Printing to US Letter size (which had been broken with "na_letter" being stuffed in to the config at one point, but I switched it back to "US Letter" and then it started working again a few months ago - Thank you).

I see some similar questions listed, so this may be simply adding information to something known:

Printing with "Fit to page fit" works fine, with correct preview. Print with scale set to 100% works fine, with correct preview.

Printing with scale set to less than 100% (say 70% or 80%) showed in the preview the page rescaled as expected. The actual printed output is also rescaled as expected, but the page size gets cropped at the right and bottom by what appears to be the same percentage, ending up with lost content. The bit that does print seems to match what is shown in the print preview perfectly, suggesting it would have been totally perfect if the print area had not been cropped along with reducing the text and image sizes.

I tried the "Print using the system dialogue" option, and the printed result had the same pathology.

Same problem also happens when I print to PDF. For this I tried doing the same thing twice, both scaled at 70%, and on comparing found that the preview in firefox had also become cropped a bit but not to the same extent. I did not notice any cropping for the first print to PDF, but now seem unable to get back to what I saw originally in the preview, with correct resizing and no cropping. Playing around some more with printing at 100% vs 70% vs 80% to "fit to page width", I seem to be getting changing crops happening each time in the preview for the reduced sizes.

But the preview and print are both still correct for 100% scaling and for "fit to page width".

Sample web page I used here was https://getpocket.com/explore/item/a-shoulder-workout-for-better-posture?utm_source=pocket-newtab The screen shot shows the preview after the first reduced print to PDF, with no settings changed. The little bit of side cropping seen in the preview did not happen when I did the first print to PDF.

Asked by douglasgilbertson 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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Facebook login

Hello you good folk out there. My issue is with facebook login. I accept cookies and then the accept cookie screen comes back, and back etc. If I start in safe mode I am… (read more)

Hello you good folk out there.

My issue is with facebook login. I accept cookies and then the accept cookie screen comes back, and back etc.

If I start in safe mode I am OK. I would like to start in full mode all the time!

Apple Mac, Big Sur 11.2.2 using Firefox and Duck Duck Go

Asked by cj10 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox 90 Fonts

I changed my Windows 10 default font to something other than Segoe UI because I very much dislike Segoe UI. My doing so also changed the default font in Firefox 88, which… (read more)

I changed my Windows 10 default font to something other than Segoe UI because I very much dislike Segoe UI. My doing so also changed the default font in Firefox 88, which is what I wanted. When I updated to Firefox 89, the browser no longer used my Windows 10 default font. That disappointed me a great deal because I did not like the font that Firefox 89 used. When Firefox 89.01 was released, that fixed the problem, and the browser used my Windows 10 default font, which again, is what I wanted.

I have now updated to Firefox 90, and it is not using my Windows 10 default font. Instead, it is using the ugly font that Firefox 89 used. In the Firefox 89.01 Release Notes, it says one of the issues that got fixed was "Fix various font related regressions (bug 1694174)" I am not sure if that is the "fix" that allowed Firefox 89.01 to use my Windows 10 default font, but I do know that after that fix, Firefox used my preferred font.

At bottom, Firefox 90 is not using my preferred font, which is the same problem Firefox 89 had and that Firefox 89.01 corrected. Please fix Firefox 90 so I am not stuck with the ugly font that it uses.

Asked by Terrence Cain 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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cannot log into youtube, gmail, or google

Ever since updating to the most recent version of Firefox, I cannot log into anything related to Google. I can enter my username and password but the "next" or "log in" b… (read more)

Ever since updating to the most recent version of Firefox, I cannot log into anything related to Google. I can enter my username and password but the "next" or "log in" button or whatever it's called doesn't work at all. The cursor remains as an "arrow" when you hover it over the appropriate button to login and never allows you to click on anything. It's like this regardless if I am logging into YouTube, Google, or Gmail. Other websites could be affected...I don't know. The only way I can access my accounts is to downgrade Firefox to version 90.0.1. Everything seemed to work fine before this last version. I've been using version 90.0.1 for a few days now out of desperation since the most recent version doesn't work. I tried updating just now and even though the update went fine, I still couldn't log in to YouTube or Google.

I just realized too that I cannot access my Microsoft account. When I try to log in, it accepts my credentials but then takes me to the Office 365 Login page as if I never logged in and not to my mailbox. This does not happen on Edge. I don't want to use Edge but between this and the problems with YouTube/Google, I am not seeing many options here.

I'm running Firefox on Windows 10 Pro v1809 64bit.

On a side note: Why does Firefox have to update so much? You guys update this thing and nothing's changed except at times like this when things don't work. That's the only difference I see. I wish you would just stop. Stop having updates every time we turn around---ESPECIALLY if nothing different is happening with the browser. I've used Firefox since it was in a version somewhere in the teens or twenties and honestly, I can't see many differences. This is very much true for the past 20 versions of the browser. I mean... we have 95 primary versions of a browser, not to mention the individual subversions. It's really a hassle.

Asked by gdcarlson1975 7 months ago

Answered by gdcarlson1975 7 months ago

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Displaying bookmarks

My bookmarks used to display on the right hand side of my window. Now they quit displaying. How do I restore them? Note that I can still find them using the dropdown me… (read more)

My bookmarks used to display on the right hand side of my window. Now they quit displaying. How do I restore them? Note that I can still find them using the dropdown menu but I would like to have them visible all of the time.

Asked by Krux 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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An extension installed globally for all users (in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions) does not load for an unobvious reason

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozil… (read more)

I need to automate the deployment of Firefox along with the extensions. I put three extensions (uBlock, Translate Web Pages, and Auto Tab Discard) in the /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/. All extensions load normally, except Auto Tab Discard. When running firefox with the -jsconsole option, I see what the screenshot shows (the message "Invalid addon ID"). But the installation to user profile is successful. I add the extension ID to manifest.json, and get the following output in the console: addons.xpi-utils WARN addMetadata: Add-on {c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} is invalid: Error: File /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/{ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384}/{c2c003ee-bd69-42a2-b0e9-6f34222cb046} does not contain a valid manifest(resource://gre/modules/addons/XPIInstall.jsm:669:11) What can go wrong?

System: Debian 11 (bullseye) Firefox version: 91.4.1esr (amd64)

If you need any other information, please ask, I will write it down.

Asked by zostajekni 7 months ago

Answered by zostajekni 7 months ago

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Firefox 90.0 no spund problem with Firejail

Hi i sandboxec firefox process, but i lose sound capabilities... This is the cmd line messages: (firefox:10): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:49:34.055: Unable to get ses… (read more)

Hi i sandboxec firefox process, but i lose sound capabilities... This is the cmd line messages:

(firefox:10): LIBDBUSMENU-GLIB-WARNING **: 08:49:34.055: Unable to get session bus: Could not connect: Permission denied [Child 52, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: 7f7766fe13c0 OpenCubeb() failed to init cubeb: file /build/firefox-1MxnM8/firefox-90.0+build1/dom/media/AudioStream.cpp:324 [Child 52, MediaDecoderStateMachine #1] WARNING: Decoder=7f775c0f0c00 [OnMediaSinkAudioError]: file /build/firefox-1MxnM8/firefox-90.0+build1/dom/media/MediaDecoderStateMachine.cpp:3941

what is the workaround to fix sound?

Asked by bluestorm1724 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Bookmarks spacing

Version 91 is causing double spacing on drop down menus, ie: bookmarks. In previous versions we were allowed to change to single spacing, but not on 91. When will firefox… (read more)

Version 91 is causing double spacing on drop down menus, ie: bookmarks. In previous versions we were allowed to change to single spacing, but not on 91. When will firefox fix this issue and go back to single spacing? Because of this issue I re-installed version 90 and will not update to future versions unless fixed.

Asked by Ken 11 months ago

Answered by Bithiah 11 months ago

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Video Speed Control Not Working Anymore

Hi, I had been using this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../video-speed-control/] and I had no problems with it, until today when I went to increase the sp… (read more)

Hi,

I had been using this addon: [https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fire.../video-speed-control/] and I had no problems with it, until today when I went to increase the speed of a video I was watching, and it wouldn't work no matter what. Clicking to increase the video speed doesn't make the video go faster, as it should.

I uninstalled it and installed many other video speed controller addons, one by one, but none of them work at all either!

The video speed control had been working perfectly well up until now, and I hadn't modified any settings or anything else, that might cause it to stop working.

So how can I get this video speed control addon: [|https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-speed-control/] to work for me again? Help! I don't want to switch web browsers.

Thank you very much for your time and help, I really appreciate it!

Asked by Clara Klein 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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lnstalling on a different SSD

I am trying to install firefox on an ssd other than the C: boot drive but I do not get the custom install page + the installer doesn't give me the option to select it... … (read more)

I am trying to install firefox on an ssd other than the C: boot drive but I do not get the custom install page + the installer doesn't give me the option to select it... Any help? Ram

Asked by b_bod 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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EPUB files open multiple tabs & will not stop!!!

Hello, https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search Installed on 90.0.2 (64-bit… (read more)

Hello,

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/epubreader/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search

Installed on 90.0.2 (64-bit).

Works fine when opening an EPUB from the browser but if I double click on an EPUB file it opens multiple tabs & will not stop, has anyone else encountered this & been able to fix it?

Windows 10 Asus laptop, no issues with anythng else, am wondering if Windows 10 App settings could have anything to do with it but have not been able to find a way to disable default settings completely? Alternately is there something I can do via about:config on Firefox to alter this?

Ideally I don't want to have to uninstall Firefox completely in the hopes of seeing if a fresh install will stop this issue arising.

Thanks

Asked by Scratchyer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Background Effect on Google Meet

Hello how are you? I'm seriously considering switching to Firefox Browser to have more control over my privacy. However, the university makes use of Google Meet and the b… (read more)

Hello how are you? I'm seriously considering switching to Firefox Browser to have more control over my privacy. However, the university makes use of Google Meet and the background is only enabled for Google Chrome and Chromium bases. So, I would like to know if there is how (modification in config, extension) to enable the functions. Thanks!

Asked by bsabrunosouza1 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Different bookmarks in different profiles in same account

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't se… (read more)

I'd like to have, in my one firefox account, a 'private' profile with my private life bookmarks and a 'work' profile with my work life bookmarks. However, this doesn't seem to work. I open firefox with work profile and see my work bookmarks, then I close and reopen with private profile and see my private bookmarks, then I close and reopen again with work profile and now I still see my private bookmarks instead of my work bookmarks. Firefox just unsolicitedly takes the private bookmarks over to the work profile. This can't be how it's supposed to be, right? Because what would be the point of having different profiles? I hope you can help me with this.

Asked by lop192 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" no longer visible or available in Firefox 90.0, what are some other possible options?

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause no… (read more)

I am trying to disable Firefox notifications whenever I take screenshots, and googling for solutions, I found the commonly suggested solution is to uncheck the "Pause notifications until Firefox restarts" box in Permissions:

How to turn off forever the "screenshot" splash notification

"shot Copied" window

This option is not available in my browser version; thus, I'm hoping there's a newer workaround for this.

Asked by 0zen 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago