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Problems loading pages (macOS Big Sur 11.1)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. … (read more)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. Among them:

https://web.whatsapp.com/ https://open.spotify.com/ https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/spelling-bee Citibank (after the login)

Some of these pages do open in a Private window. However, I already cleared all my cookies and cache contents, and I still cannot load thes pages in a normal window.

Can you suggest what I need to do? Thanks!

ADD: When trying to login at https://profile.theguardian.com/signin, at first I got an error message saying to "make sure that Javascript is enabled". But now it just goes through, except that the site doesn't know that I logged in. And again, in a private window I am able to log in.

It looks like I should just do all my work in a private window now, which seems strange

Asked by gidiav 1 week ago

Answered by gidiav 1 week ago

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Moving Off of ESR Channel

I have a Mac system that has been on OS X 10.11.6 for a long time, and was switched to the ESR channel when the release channel no longer supported this version. I have … (read more)

I have a Mac system that has been on OS X 10.11.6 for a long time, and was switched to the ESR channel when the release channel no longer supported this version. I have finally been able to update that system to something later (Mojave, 10.14.6) and want to restore Firefox to the release channel. How do I do this and preserve all of the Firefox settings, history, etc.? Won't installing a fresh copy of Firefox wipe all that out? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Asked by jammfic 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Stop downloading PDFs and making URLs hard to find

Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15 If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Editio… (read more)

Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15

If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Edition]", the following things happen:

  • The PDF is downloaded to ~/Downloads
  • The PDF is opened in a new tab, with that new tab's location bar holding a file:///... URL to the downloaded PDF

What I would instead like to happen is:

  • The PDF is downloaded to some temporary directory where I won't have to worry about deleting it manually
  • In whatever tab the PDF is displayed in, the location bar contains the URL where the PDF was (temporarily!) downloaded from

How can I achieve this?

Not having the URL where a PDF was opened from is very annoying when, for example, I open a bunch of PDF search results to read and review, and I later want to share links to some of those PDFs. Best I can do to find their URLs to give to others is then to try and remember which tab corresponds to which search result, or do mine the downloads tab.

Contrast this with Chrome: I click a Google result for a PDF and the PDF just opens in the current tab with the URL to the PDF in the location bar. No dialogs, no PDF files hanging around in my home directory, and I can just copy the URL to the PDF the same way I'd copy the URL to any web page.

Thank you!

Asked by Dale 1 week ago

Answered by Dale 1 week ago

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Wordpress Website not (re-)loading in Firefox

Hi @ all, our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. Thi… (read more)

Hi @ all,

our website https://ana-dismissed.de/ is not loading in Firefox, or to be more precise it is loading often but on occasionally not reloading when refreshed. This only happens in Firefox, Safari and other Chrome-based Browsers don't show this, perfectly working there (as far as I could check).

I already checked Firefox developer tools, like console or resource loadings etc. There is no issue I can find. I'm completely lost, no hint at all, why this happens in Firefox only.

Please find a short video here: https://imgur.com/a/31XyiMi

I'm thankful for every hint into the right direction.

Best regards!

Asked by admin340 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Login no longer working

Upgraded to Firefox 84.0 today. Login to schwab.com fails, returns "Feature temporarily unavailable". This is on macOS 11.1 Big Sur. Chrome on same machine works fine.… (read more)

Upgraded to Firefox 84.0 today. Login to schwab.com fails, returns "Feature temporarily unavailable". This is on macOS 11.1 Big Sur. Chrome on same machine works fine. Firefox 83.0 on a different machine works fine.

Asked by Dan's FF 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox unusable on eBay!

I've used Firefox forever, however in the last couple weeks, I can no longer use eBay as the webiste looks weird and my account is inaccessible. (See attachment.) I've… (read more)

I've used Firefox forever, however in the last couple weeks, I can no longer use eBay as the webiste looks weird and my account is inaccessible. (See attachment.)

I've cleared all history/caches/etc. per forum suggestions. No change. So now to use eBay, I have to switch to Safari or Chrome (which I rarely use.)

Using new 2020 Macbook Pro and latest Firefox 80.0 update. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

-G

Asked by TheGMan 5 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 5 months ago

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"Bookmarks Toolbar" recent usage change/update

Why did Firefox change the way one could hide or display the "Bookmarks Toolbar"? Before all one had to do was click on "View" and one could hide or show the Bookmarks To… (read more)

Why did Firefox change the way one could hide or display the "Bookmarks Toolbar"?

Before all one had to do was click on "View" and one could hide or show the Bookmarks Toolbar, but with the latest change/update, now one has to chose select "View", then hover over "Toolbars", then hover over "Bookmarks Toolbar", and finally select "Always", "Never" or "Only on New Tab". How could that be an improvement? I miss being able to toggle it off or on in a rapid manner, because now I have to waste more time to just hide or display it again.

Is there a way to be able to view or hide the "Bookmarks Toolbar" in a more efficient manner? I'm asking because I normally have to hide them and later display them back again tens of times on a daily basis, mainly because when I take screen captures, I don't want the Bookmarks Toolbar to appear. So this new feature really annoys me.

Hopefully there's another alternative to be able to toggle it on or off.

Asked by christopherdoryan 2 weeks ago

Answered by christopherdoryan 2 weeks ago

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Firefox acting weird?

Not sure this is the right 'topic' but I just migrated all my info from my old MacBook Air to my new one, and Firefox is acting weird: I can go to various common websites… (read more)

Not sure this is the right 'topic' but I just migrated all my info from my old MacBook Air to my new one, and Firefox is acting weird: I can go to various common websites, like salon and npr, but not, for example, slate.com.

Also, more importantly: 1. I can't even get to gmail. When I type 'gmail.com' in the brower, firefox does nothing. Even if I try a serach of 'gmail sign in' that will come up, but the link won't work?

2. Also, like, twitter won't work. Facebook I can get to my page but can click on anything, except if I try to message someone, it takes me to a blank page?

My Chrome browser is working, and my TOR browser as well.

Firefox is my prefered browser. What's going on? What should I do?

Thanks in advance!

John

Asked by yohejohn 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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History is missing

Hello. Firefox 84.0.1 on M1 Macbook Pro. History is set to Remember History, but Firefox doesn't show any history nor does it show any new sites visited. It does however … (read more)

Hello. Firefox 84.0.1 on M1 Macbook Pro. History is set to Remember History, but Firefox doesn't show any history nor does it show any new sites visited. It does however suggest sites when typing in the address bar, seemingly based on browsing history. Does anyone know how to reset the history so it is active and visible? tks

Asked by colin108 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Pages not loading correctly with 84.0.1

I'm on a Mac and Firefox is my primary browser. I recently updated to Big Sur, and Firefox updated to 84.0.1 a few days later. At first, things were fine, but something … (read more)

I'm on a Mac and Firefox is my primary browser. I recently updated to Big Sur, and Firefox updated to 84.0.1 a few days later.

At first, things were fine, but something must've updated in the background because now when I go to certain websites or open certain emails, the text becomes scrambled (see attached). I've been trying to read up on what this could be and it sounds like it's possibly a javascript error. I've also read that FF is no longer supporting javascript, so my question is this: How am I supposed to access these sites and read these emails now?

I know I can use another browser and will have to until I can fix this since some of those emails are work-related, but this seems like a major flaw for something that's still widely used on sites. Is there something I'm missing? Do I need to install a plugin or something to convert/translate the code?

I've made sure that javascript is enabled through the about.config steps, but I'm not super computer-savvy and didn't want to risk bricking my machine. If anyone has any suggestions about steps I can try to resolve this, I appreciate any help you can give.

Asked by jay.katharine 3 weeks ago

Answered by jay.katharine 2 weeks ago

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Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Edit "always open" settings for containers

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the … (read more)

How can I get a list of all the sites that are set to "always open" in a specific container? For example, I want to see a list of all the sites set to always open in the Work container. I would also like to edit the list without needing to manually visit each site.

Asked by Chris Shaffer 4 weeks ago

Answered by Adivardhan 3 weeks ago

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How to display in a Japanese font

I downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox into the new Mac mini (Apple Silicon) arrived at home today, but Japanese sentences in every website are displaye… (read more)

I downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox into the new Mac mini (Apple Silicon) arrived at home today, but Japanese sentences in every website are displayed not in a Japanese font (like Hiragino) but in a Chinese font.

What should I do so that I make the sentences display in a Japanese font correctly? I tried to change the font settings of the Firefox, but the settings get back to the default font instantly. Please answer me if you know how to solve this problem.

(I'm sorry if my English above is poor or incorrect.)

Asked by アズ 3 weeks ago

Answered by アズ 2 weeks ago

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Cannot cancel dark mode in Firefox windows

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dar… (read more)

I cannot get Firefox to stop using dark mode. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, checking my Mac's settings (dark mode is not enabled), and Firefox still shows dark mode in webpages (like Google News). It makes it really hard to read the page without reading glasses.

Is there a way to turn this off? It is really irritating.

Asked by ben-marko 3 weeks ago

Answered by Ken 3 weeks ago

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Disable automatic tab pinning behavior?

I still haven't understood how exact this works in Firefox, but apparently if I open a link in a new tab, the parent tab is automatically pinned? How do I disable this au… (read more)

I still haven't understood how exact this works in Firefox, but apparently if I open a link in a new tab, the parent tab is automatically pinned? How do I disable this automatic pinning of tabs? It is driving me nuts since the tabs are small and hard on my motor skills.

Asked by Vijay Venkataraman 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Firefox 84.01 no Restore All Tabs on Restart function

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like… (read more)

I had to reinstall Firefox yesterday because it kept crashing on my Mac (OS Mojave). Unfortunately I can't find the option to Restore All Tabs on Restart anywhere! I like to use multiple tabs all the time so this is a necessity for me.

Thank you for your help.

Asked by gillie2tat 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Disable Reader View Toolbar After FF69

When I enable reader mode there is a small floating toolbar I find distracting. I would like to turn it off. I found two previous questions on this topic but neither of … (read more)

When I enable reader mode there is a small floating toolbar I find distracting. I would like to turn it off.

I found two previous questions on this topic but neither of them worked for me.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1082202 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1209287

Asked by Michael Ulmen 3 weeks ago

Answered by Michael Ulmen 3 weeks ago