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Moxilla backup error

i recently lost my computer to destruction. i have a number of files saved by Mozilla backup on a thumbdrive. i have several backup files dating from 2014 all the way unt… (read more)

i recently lost my computer to destruction. i have a number of files saved by Mozilla backup on a thumbdrive. i have several backup files dating from 2014 all the way until now. after re-installing Firefox on a new computer, i tried MozBackup to restore my old Firefox from the latest file dated a coupla of months ago this year. the files have names like Firefox 16.0.2 (en-US) - 2013-01-05.pcv or .pfc. when i tryt and load it into backup it saysit isn't a valid backup file. how can i get this to work?

Asked by judgeraye 2 months ago

Answered by -elison- 1 month ago

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Extension doesn't load on this page

I am developing an extension. I am running the extension locally and I have noticed that it doesn't load on this page (https://support.mozilla.org). Is there some limitat… (read more)

I am developing an extension. I am running the extension locally and I have noticed that it doesn't load on this page (https://support.mozilla.org). Is there some limitation to running extensions here? The same extension works fine in google chrome for this page. It is very important for me that the extension runs everywhere since it's an accessibility extension.

Asked by davidxtejada 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Amazon.com

When I load Amazon.com, the webpage is a lot of text and random pictures. Amazon's layout is broken. I loaded the same page in Chrome and Safari without a problem. I rein… (read more)

When I load Amazon.com, the webpage is a lot of text and random pictures. Amazon's layout is broken. I loaded the same page in Chrome and Safari without a problem. I reinstalled Firefox 99.0.1 without any improvement. Please fix.

Asked by stolenfire1 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab. How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not t… (read more)

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab.

How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not the same tab?

Asked by Nomboo 2 months ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 month ago

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Firefox is not applying userChrome.css

Hello, so I am not very experienced and recently discovered how to customize Fire Fox using the userChrome.css file. I went through all of the steps that are required in … (read more)

Hello, so I am not very experienced and recently discovered how to customize Fire Fox using the userChrome.css file. I went through all of the steps that are required in order to do this. I set up a folder called chrome in the directory /Users/my name/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/x1oheo82.default-release To test if it works I wrote this into the userChrome.css file: @namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* set default namespace to XUL */

  1. TabsToolbar{ background-color: #FF0000 !important }

and set toolkit.legacyUserProfileCustomizations.stylesheets to true After restarting Fire Fox I saw that nothing changed. I double checked if there was a hidden file extension or if I might be in the wrong directory. I tried different code to see if there was some error in the code but nothing changed. I watched countless tutorials on You Tube and tried to find answers on google but nothing that I did seemed to help. I don't know if it has something to do with the operating system I am running or if it is a limitation of my computer hardware (I am running Fire Fox on an m1 mac).

Asked by Arihx 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Is with using Google Chrome within Firefox.

Hi, My partner has an issue with Google working within Firefox (FF). The problem started around 27 April 2022. In short: Both gMail and Google Drive keep saying “Ooops … (read more)

Hi,

My partner has an issue with Google working within Firefox (FF). The problem started around 27 April 2022.

In short:

    • Both gMail and Google Drive keep saying “Ooops … the system encountered a problem (#2003) - Retrying in x s…” and “Not Connected”.
    • The above message may stop for a period and then gMail within FF fails to render its pages properly. Icons go missing. For example the check boxes to the left of the emails disappear while the remainder of the subject lines remains. Menu icons across the top of an open gMail document disappear (like Download, Report Spam and Delete icons ….). This seems to suggest a cache issue.
    • Search within FF using Google fails also. After entering search terms and pressing ENTER, nothing happens.

Note:

  • The stand-alone Google Chrome environment works fine. So gMail, Google Docs, Sheets etc work OK in the stand-alone Google Chrome app.
  • Duck Duck Go search works within the FF browser.
  • I have noted that if I simply log into MY Google Account under Firefox on her PC the same problem occurs.
  • If we log into my PC the problem is not apparent using either of our Google Accounts. So it appears to be an issue on her PC.

I have tried :

  • Flushing the cache in FF for all time, including data. Then rebooted.
  • We have followed your procedures under “Help” ie Runs a Firefox a tune up; used “Diagnose issues” and “cleared the startup cache”.
  • Have run Sophos AND MalwareBytes across the whole laptop. No PUPs or malware detected.

I uninstalled FF using Revo Uninstaller which initially uses the standard FF uninstall exe then it scans the drive for removes all FF files and entries within the Registry; then I re-installed the latest version of FF. Rebooted. No luck here either. I assume there is some remnant file that remains on the hard disk as some settings are retained after a new install.

Hardware: Lenovo ThinkPad , model 20QFS00B00. OS: Windows 10 Pro, vers 10.0.19044 Build 19044, 64 bit Firefox browser: is up-to-date; vers 99.0.1 (64 bit)


I can't find any recent issues related to this specific problem. Please advise what to try next.

Of course I'm happy to provide additional info if required or work through different scenarios to isolate the issue(s).

Thanks in advance for any assistance, Steve Gee

Asked by comservmaint 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 months ago

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Can't scan QR code for sync

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would h… (read more)

I have tried this several times over a few years, and have never got it to work I know it must be something I am doing wrong because if it was a glitch or bug, it would have been fixed by now. Usually I need to do this if I need to reinstall the OS, (Windows and Linux), or a new pc, the usual, but this time I had a major crash, so I'm starting over.

Anyway I have signed in on my pc to my FF account, and went through the menu to turn on sync, and I get to the page where is says, "when ready click next to display the QR code". I get my android out, open FF, sign in, click the "Scan" button, the FF scanner opens,, I open the QR code on the pc, (I have also went to the website to get a QR code). Then either way I scan the code, and get an errror msg "Must scan from inside FF". I am scanning from inside FF, with the FF QR scanner.

I don't uinderstand how of the 20 or more times I have tried to do this, I can't get it to work. I don't understand how I screw up every times, over a few years. But I also know as I said, if it was a bug MOzilla would have fixed it by now. Usually I give up on that and just log into both the pc and the phone, close both browsers and reopen them and it will go ahead and sync.

But not this time, I am unable to get it to sync for anything. I've been working on this for 3 days now, and at this point I'm confused, I don't remember what I have and have not done. Let me add, and I don't know if this will make a difference, I don't think so, but what do I know? Originally this all started, when I had to reset my password. I tried for 4 days there to get a recovery code to work. (The following is just to describe what I've done, and is not a second question) I had one downloaded, and saved on my pc. But no matter what route I took to go through the reset process, exactly as described in the help file, I never could get a place to enter the code. I read every article I could about it, and finally it seemed easier to just reset the password and resync than try to get the code to work.

Which is why I am sitting here, desperatly needing to sync my data, but unable to. If anyone can tell me what I need to do I will appreciate it. If you need any more information, just let me know.

Asked by 1971robby 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Some how Yahoo jumped in and displaye a yahoo page with no way of deleting it. I tried installing Firfox..But it became stuck half way..what should I do to get back to Firefox ?

Some how Yahoo jumped in and displayed a yahoo Home page with no way of deleting it. I tried installing Firfox..But it became stuck half way..what should I do to get back… (read more)

Some how Yahoo jumped in and displayed a yahoo Home page with no way of deleting it. I tried installing Firfox..But it became stuck half way..what should I do to get back to Firefox ?

Asked by antrum_amh 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Firefox doesn't load any sites (other browsers work fine) | "The connection has timed out"

Firefox on PC doesn't load any sites, not even 192.168.0.1. Not even in Troubleshoot Mode Yesterday it worked. Firefox is the only browser with this issue. Chrome and Edg… (read more)

Firefox on PC doesn't load any sites, not even 192.168.0.1. Not even in Troubleshoot Mode Yesterday it worked.

Firefox is the only browser with this issue. Chrome and Edge work fine

Firefox on my Android phone works fine as well

I tried following these articles but they didn't help:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-and-other-browsers-cant-load-websites

Asked by eb.krogulewski 2 months ago

Answered by eb.krogulewski 2 months ago

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218 kb cookies I cannot get rid of MacBook Pro Firefox

Regardless of what I have tried i still have: Cookies and Site Data Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 218 kB of disk space. Iam using: History… (read more)

Regardless of what I have tried i still have:

Cookies and Site Data Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 218 kB of disk space.

Iam using: History Firefox will Firefox will remember your browsing, download, form, and search history. Always use private browsing mode

Firefox is u to date I have restarted ....

Thank you for help - Nicolas

Asked by nef85123 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Website log in form not showing (Firefox 99 on Linux)

Hi, I've upgraded to Firefox 99 (on Linux) and a website that works fine in Firefox 88 and Chromium 101 has stopped working for me - I can't get the log in form to show u… (read more)

Hi,

I've upgraded to Firefox 99 (on Linux) and a website that works fine in Firefox 88 and Chromium 101 has stopped working for me - I can't get the log in form to show up.

This is in a standard window (as opposed to private) with all add ons disabled, Enhanced Tracking Protection switched off for the site and protection settings set to 'Custom' with everything switched off (and same with protection settings set to 'Standard').

The website is:

https://www.riverford.co.uk/

and then click on person icon in the top right corner.

I'm having similar problems with other websites, eg

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/interpro/

in a private window (but weirdly works fine in a standard window) - click on 'Example protein sequence' to fill in a sample sequence and then press 'Search'. In a standard window this works but in a private window the 'Search' button doesn't work. (If the search button does work for you, please delete the job afterwards by clicking on the rubbish bin/trashcan icon so as not waste their resources.)

Asked by Martin 2 months ago

Answered by Martin 2 months ago

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file downloads

Recently pdf files I download are getting saved in my Downloads folder automatically. They are also opened in Adobe Reader as specified in settings. I don't know what ver… (read more)

Recently pdf files I download are getting saved in my Downloads folder automatically. They are also opened in Adobe Reader as specified in settings. I don't know what version this started with but it didn't always happen. I don't want these files filling up my Downloads folder so how can I prevent this?

Asked by flash33 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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Keeping mouse cursor over new tab button stops adress bar from updating

My problem is this: If I click on the open new tab button, and then I keep my cursor there, such that I get the little tooltip "Open a new tab (Ctrl+T)..." , Firefox will… (read more)

My problem is this:

If I click on the open new tab button, and then I keep my cursor there, such that I get the little tooltip "Open a new tab (Ctrl+T)..." , Firefox will stop the address bar from updating---it won't show my keyboard inputs, not will it search, or do anything else. This will resolve itself after I move my cursor away from the open new tab button and the tooltip stops showing, even my inputs will appear there.

This quite annoying, especially when opening a tab to search for something quickly...

Asked by frz 2 months ago

Answered by frz 2 months ago

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webpage display

I've been using Firefox since 2007, and I've had a love-hate connection with it at times. It is not uncommon for updates to wreak havoc on the system. I have to fix every… (read more)

I've been using Firefox since 2007, and I've had a love-hate connection with it at times. It is not uncommon for updates to wreak havoc on the system. I have to fix everything, and I don't want to use Firefox anymore. With the updates, it's changed a lot of the pages, even the ones that I use daily. I've tried everything to try to fix these problems. Please tell me how to straighten things up.

Asked by nyclover_99 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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URL Shortcuts

Hi I have been a user of Firefox for many a year, and this is the first tme I've come across an intrusive problem. Since updating to the latest version, I find I can no l… (read more)

Hi I have been a user of Firefox for many a year, and this is the first tme I've come across an intrusive problem. Since updating to the latest version, I find I can no longer change the icon on a URL shortcut. I had quite a few of them, which helped distinguish (obviously) what I might want to select. That was then. Now, I have a load of indistinguishable Fireox logos which make finding the shortcut I want imossible. On going to change the icons, I find the Website Document tab in properties is no longer there .. while I have Firfox installed. Remove Firefox and the capability magically returns. I have re-installed Firefox in case of corruption, with no change. Before I remove Firefox permanently (which I'd be loathe to do), does anyone know the cause ... or solution or workaround?

Asked by JayDee 2 months ago

Answered by JayDee 2 months ago

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Download "Always Ask"

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "A… (read more)

I've always used the "Always ask you where to save files" option when downloading. Recently (beginning of April 2022), files go directly to the Downloads folder. The "Always ask" option is still selected in Settings.

I've tried un-selecting and re-selecting, restarting Firefox, restarting my computer - basically every iteration of 'turn it off and on again' that I can think of.

Asked by denny.stephen 2 months ago

Answered by Terry 2 months ago

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add-ons

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Than… (read more)

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Thanks.

Asked by pennypincher 2 months ago

Answered by pennypincher 2 months ago