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Importing old firefox data

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version?… (read more)

I have a folder on my desk top that reads "Old Firefox Data". This popped up when a newer version was installed. How can this be imported back into my newer 80.+ version? I have lost most history, bookmars, etc.

Asked by Garrysch 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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New CSS styles not picked in Firefox.

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren'… (read more)

I am building a website and, for the last couple of days, when I make changes to the CSS file they are no longer being picked up by the browser by which I mean they aren't displayed in the web page nor in the developer tools inspector.

They are visible in Chromium browser and dev tools.

I have cleared the cache and refreshed the page to no avail. It is only when I restart the browser that the new style rules take effect in the browser and show up in the dev tools.

Asked by mt3ch 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Where have my logins gone?

I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I check the Logins and Passwords all have been cl… (read more)

I 'refreshed' firefox as suggested. The guidance suggested that all my logins and passwords would be preserved but when I check the Logins and Passwords all have been cleared. I am now faced with the arduous task of resetting many many login credential. Poor advice from Mozilla.

Asked by jon.pearce26 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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FF shows: Updates deactivated by system administrator (Just now FF84.01)

Hello, since some time Firefox does't download updates. On HELP/ABOUT there is the installed version and below Updates Deactivated by your system administrator ... . I d… (read more)

Hello, since some time Firefox does't download updates. On HELP/ABOUT there is the installed version and below Updates Deactivated by your system administrator ... . I don't have a system administratot, it's a netbook. Sometimes before FF would download updates for installation. Now now more. Updates are only available by dowloading and reinstallations. After reading some help articles, I tried to get rid of registry entries, no success. I tried to cleanly uninstall FF, clearing the registry and reinstalling. The problem remains. Mind you, this has been created by FF itself. Any ideas how to get rid of this nuisance? Many thanks for a reply.

Andy

Asked by andy.tschumi 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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What Happened to "Print Preview"?

A recent Firefox update has totally disrupted our ability to print from browser windows. There used to be a "Print Preview" button that allowed us to set things up the wa… (read more)

A recent Firefox update has totally disrupted our ability to print from browser windows. There used to be a "Print Preview" button that allowed us to set things up the way we wanted them. That's now missing. As a result, stuff that used to cost us for ten pages now costs us for twenty pages. Also, when we print double-sided, the second side prints upside down.

This strikes me and my wife as a horrible development, and we would like to go back to the old version ASAP!

Asked by Anan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how to detect browser back and forward button clicks

I need to know when a visitor to my site is clicking the back or forward button. The reason is I have a "tabstrip" that hilites the currently selected tab and the target … (read more)

I need to know when a visitor to my site is clicking the back or forward button. The reason is I have a "tabstrip" that hilites the currently selected tab and the target document is displayed in an iframe. If I click the back or forward buttons the page is updated with the last or next document in the iframe, but the tabstrip is not updated to reflect the change. Part of this is due to me not knowing how to update the tabstrip, but also because I don't know how to detect the back or forward buttons being clicked.

So I need to know how to detect those button clicks. Also, in researching this, I noticed that there seems to be an idea that you can't distinguish between the forward and back button, only that a button was clicked. That doesn't make sense given that each button has a specific action that is opposite of the other. I need to know the truth about this.

Finally, as much as I use only Firefox myself, I know there will be others who use other browsers. Is there any difference between detecting the back and forward buttons on other browsers compared to Firefox?

One of the pages I need this for is here

Edit 15 March 2022:

I had to fix the link because I had renamed the page when I finished the work on its layout. Also, since I asked this question I have realized another similar and sort-of related issue on a different page: https://wayneca.neocities.org/WebDesi.../TagList.html. The relation is that the back and forward buttons don't correctly reload the page. The difference is that this one is concerning named links.

When you click a link in the table on the left it correctly moves the document in the right table to the point where the matching id anchor is. But when you click the back or forward button the tables do not shift back to where they were on the page as reloaded. The back and forward buttons work fine if the link anchors and id anchors are not in tables.

I have been told about the history functions, but I have found no examples of using it to correct the issue in either of the above cases. Is someone here able to point me to examples of using the history to make a selected link reset back to where it was or reload a page with the last jump point being reset correctly?

Also, why does the named link thing work without tables but not with tables?

Asked by Wayne 8 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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All of a sudden, I cant print my emails from my gmail account.

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blo… (read more)

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blocker, try disabling it to open the window". I have no idea how to find what this pop up blocker is so I can disable it.

Asked by marie on firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Memory Use Very High With 1 Tab Open

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox pr… (read more)

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox processes while, again, there's only one tab open.

The reason I noticed is that the game which usually runs smoothly began to be choppy/jerky, so I opened Task Manager to have a look. Note: Didn't investigate internet connection speed.

Why is Firefox using so much memory and slowing things down?

Asked by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

Answered by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

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Firefox sends "nice ports,/Trinity.txt.bak"

I, today, found that Firefox 88.0.1(64bit) sends "/nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak" to an website. What is this? Am I infected? The Apache log at the HTTP server is … (read more)

I, today, found that Firefox 88.0.1(64bit) sends "/nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak" to an website. What is this? Am I infected? The Apache log at the HTTP server is as follows:


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192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:41 +0900] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 665 "-" "Mozilla/5.0" xps8940 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:42 +0900] "GET /nice%20ports%2C/Tri%6Eity.txt%2ebak HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "-" 192.168.1.188 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:42:42 +0900] "GET / HTTP/1.0" 403 - "-" "-" 192.168.1.188 192.168.1.188 - - [10/May/2021:07:43:58 +0900] "GET /Picture/MicroS5S.gif HTTP/1.1" 200 3042 "http://wista.jp/Index.htm" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:88.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/88.0" xps8940


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The server is located within my home LAN. 192.168.1.188 and xps8940 is the captioned machine that sends this unknown protocol. Tested by Chrome and found no such protocol sent. Could any guru enlighten me? Tak

Asked by takfuji 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox saves file when "Open with" is selected.

Hello! I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work a… (read more)

Hello!

I used to be able to open a file (with a program) without it being saved. Ever since 98.0, the "open" option saves the file regardless. I even had to find a work around to get the "What should Firefox do with this file?" prompt.

Is this no longer possible?

Thanks.

Asked by zed 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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can't get torrent files to open in my torrent client

Hi I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatical… (read more)

Hi

I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatically open in my torrent client.

I have been to Firefox general settings, and Applications - "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing" but .torrent is not listed. When I search "torrent" in the Applications search box, I get only "magnet" as a result, nothing for "torrent" files (see image).

Any advice on how to automatically open .torrent files from the web in my torrent client would be appreciated.

Asked by dave54321ac 6 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 6 months ago

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Webcam undetected on the web browser

Hi, This is my first post here so let me know if I did anything wrong. So my problem is: my camera has been undetected by Firefox for a while now, without any change in t… (read more)

Hi,

This is my first post here so let me know if I did anything wrong.

So my problem is: my camera has been undetected by Firefox for a while now, without any change in the use of my browser. I've wanted to use it on Google Duo, on an online classes website, on a website where you can use your camera to try on glasses before ordering, and nothing... The latter was my last attempt and the only message I got from the website was "your camera is not detected". I really have no idea where to check for anything wrong on this topic, it works perfectly on other software (like Discord), so I guess it does not come from the camera itself. I checked the authorizations in Firefox, nothing special there either.

Any idea and/or tips for this kind of troubleshooting?

Thanks a lot in advance!

Asked by laiissa381 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro?

How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro? in address bar: type the following: About:config press enter [or go to] choose: show all… (read more)

How do you completely turn off update notifications in Firefox 89? on win 7 pro?

in address bar: type the following:

About:config

press enter [or go to]

choose:

show all
search preference name

app.update.silent

boolean                                  click the + and set it to true
 restart firefox browser and the nag was gone for me.
I saw this posted a few times, BUT they left out important details

after typing in app.update.silent [you must add it by pressing the + sign] yes boolean as the other apps. are set to boolean on my win 7 pro machine. yes I am in America and English is the only language I know. :( [sad isnt it?]

Asked by starnesent 1 year ago

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Firefox 77 opens to newtab page instead of homepage

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that eve… (read more)

When opening firefox it opens to newtab instead of my homepage which is Yahoo. If I click on the home button it will go to my homepage but I shouldn't have to do that every time. I have cleared the cache and it will work once or twice only then back to the newtab page.

Asked by densyl93 2 years ago

Answered by densyl93 2 years ago

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Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even b… (read more)

I know I am not the first person to complain about this. The spacing/padding between menu items, in particular the Bookmark menu is just ridiculously large. It got even bigger in 92.0!

I rely on Bookmarks heavily and use hundreds. I guess this was done for touch screens? The main interface is still currently the mouse for computers.

I see the only current fix is a using a stylesheet and it seems a bit involved. I have to give it a try. I am pleading with the designers, please give us the option to use compact padding once again. I am not sure why this is being forced on us. I really like Firefox, please don't make me look for another option. Thanks!

Asked by Steve Goncalves 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago