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Is it possible to get the new tabs page, with or without the duckduckgo search, but keep the old tabs page option?

I'm used to the icons on the old page, but some of the icons got accidentally deleted. The new tab page started coming up with duckduckgo and all the tabs returned, and … (read more)

I'm used to the icons on the old page, but some of the icons got accidentally deleted. The new tab page started coming up with duckduckgo and all the tabs returned, and I could also get the old page up. then the new tabs page stopped coming up. Can I get the ddg new page up as a non-default?

Asked by JAPetrers 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago

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On win10-64 installer loads 32 bit. 64bit installer download is 0 bytes

windows10 home 64bit. Firefox 64.0 32 bit is installed. Download Firefox installer.exe; it installs 32 bit. Download 64 bit installer from https://www.mozilla.org/en-U… (read more)

windows10 home 64bit. Firefox 64.0 32 bit is installed. Download Firefox installer.exe; it installs 32 bit. Download 64 bit installer from https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/?q=English%20(US). It downloads to zero bytes. I am confused, I thought migration was to 64 bit. Browser runs slow compared to Chrome or Opera.

Asked by dumpsterdan 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can't restore my tabs after updating to ff63

For some reason it updated without asking/notifying me about it. Then after it restarted it reset EVERYTHING. I don't see the Apps anymore, the shortcuts on toolbar are g… (read more)

For some reason it updated without asking/notifying me about it. Then after it restarted it reset EVERYTHING. I don't see the Apps anymore, the shortcuts on toolbar are gone/back to defult items & I can't restore any of the past backedup sessions from the past week! I had at least 150+ tabs in 4 windows. And I already tried the "History> Closed tabs"restore thing. It only restores the LAST session, since I've been trying to fix/figure this out for at least 12 hours & nothing has restored the tabs from about 13 hours ago. Note: My Bookmarks & History (I've previously set to saved before the sessions I've had to restart during) are fine, it's only the many tabs that I can't restore is my sudden problem.

Asked by Yxxc12 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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My account doesn't work, you are sending confirmation wrong. I need to delete this whole thing and start over with another email, password. Please advise!!!

Not getting confirmation. Said sent to saLinghigh@gmail.com users. Apparently there are more than one saLinghigh because I get nothing!! I want to delete this entire acco… (read more)

Not getting confirmation. Said sent to saLinghigh@gmail.com users. Apparently there are more than one saLinghigh because I get nothing!! I want to delete this entire account and start over with another email. Reset pass word, new one will not work. Don't know old one or if there was another user name. I am about fed up with trying to fix this. I am not happy with just the pat answers from computer.

Asked by VickiVeltkamp 1 year ago

Last reply by guigs 1 year ago

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Disable autoplay media and all annoying notifications permantly!

Hi all, After searching and applying several settings, I am still getting those annoying messages, popups and whatsoever. No matter what I do. I always preferred Firefox … (read more)

Hi all,

After searching and applying several settings, I am still getting those annoying messages, popups and whatsoever. No matter what I do. I always preferred Firefox as my most favorable browser for many, many years, however I noticed that I started using Chrome more and more because of all these little annoyances.

The last few things I tried are:

about:config dom.webnotifications.enabled (false) dom.push.enabled (false) dom.webnotifications.serviceworker.enabled (false) (for notifications)

about:config media.autoplay.allow-muted (false) media.autoplay.default (2) (for autoplay media)

These ones didn't help: media.autoplay.enabled.user-gestures-needed (false) media.autoplay.ask-permission (false)

Though media doesn't autoplay, I do get a notifcation about if I want to play the media or something similar. Sigh.

Also the help page on Firefox doesn't help at all, like this one: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/block-autoplay For example; I don't have the "For websites that autoplay sound"-option at all there. See screenshot included.

So what I am trying to here (maybe someone can give me the exact config options):

1. Disable permantly the auto-play function for all media and for all websites 2. Disable every single notification type; I don't want to be asked if I want to play media/sound/music, nor do I want to be asked if I want website notifications or any other kind of notification. I don't want to see a single message at all!!

I hope someone can give me the right settings and/or what to change to make this happen permantly. It's driving me nuts....! Seriously. NUTS! :S

Sidenote; I am also experiencing issues with Firefox on my OnePlus 6T. Sometimes when I enter an URL it doesn't load at all, the screen stays white and doesn't do anything. Closing and starting the app doesn't help. The only solution (sometimes) is to close all my tabs (doesn't matter if it's 10, 40 or 99 tabs). If that fails the solution is a reboot of the phone. And no, it's not the internet connection because a) Chrome wouldn't work, b) nor my other apps. I do use Synchronization between my accounts. The OnePlus 6T was a fresh installation from a couple of weeks ago. Before that (and on my other phone) I had this issue also....

Maybe someone can shed some light as well on the Android issue??

Thank you in advance!

Regards

Asked by HHawk 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox not loading pages

I have had Firefox on my laptop for years but it stopped working a couple of days ago. When launched it just had a blank screen and says “New Tab” but gets no further tha… (read more)

I have had Firefox on my laptop for years but it stopped working a couple of days ago. When launched it just had a blank screen and says “New Tab” but gets no further than that. There is a network connection as Edge is running without any issues. I can type in a URL, click on a link to automatically open the browser – nothing works. The same problems is happening at home and in the office Firefox has been uninstalled, reinstalled and rebooted – all of which have failed to rectify the problem. When it was reinstalled in set a proxy by default, but this has been removed and now shows no proxy… no idea why it thought there was a proxy running.. Closing Firefox will result in 3 background processes running for approx. 60 seconds before the Firefox Crash Reporting box comes up. Currently running v64.0 – x64 on W10 (Build 1803)

Asked by AHmedia 1 year ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 year ago

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Firefox can't connect to IP address frequently visited for heating controls... help!

I frequently visit an IP address to remotely control my heating. The address is numbers only, beginning "192" (like a router address). Suddenly, I am no longer able to ac… (read more)

I frequently visit an IP address to remotely control my heating. The address is numbers only, beginning "192" (like a router address). Suddenly, I am no longer able to access this - "server not found". I have not changed any preferences on my computer. I didn't manually update Firefox, though it may have done so automatically. I could only access this address through Firefox (not safari, etc, because of javascript???) I updated javascript, just in case - didn't help. I tried re-loading firefox - didn't help. Tried downloading previous version of firefox - didn't help. The IP address hasn't changed (I checked with the heating company). At my wit's end! Help very much appreciated. Thank you.

Asked by Todenham 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Printing to Adobe PDF causes Firefox to freeze

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe P… (read more)

Just for the past few days 12-19-18 or so I've noticed this happening. I'll get an email, click "print" and it will open the email in a pop-up window. I select "Adobe PDF" as the printer, and then a window usually comes up showing the progress, and then it opens the pdf in Adobe Acrobat.

Recently, however, when that window comes up and shows the progress bar, it freezes. Sometimes I get error messages (shown in screenshots) but mostly I have to go to Task Manager, shut down firefox.exe processes, and I can't print the file to a PDF at all anymore. When I use this feature in Chrome, it works fine. I mean, it used to in Firefox, too, I don't know what changed.

Asked by undies78 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Bookmark all tabs missing

The bookmark all tabs option in the right click context menu has disappeared, the one that usually appears when you right click a tab. You can still do it by clicking on … (read more)

The bookmark all tabs option in the right click context menu has disappeared, the one that usually appears when you right click a tab. You can still do it by clicking on select all tabs, and then bookmark selected tabs, but as someone who has a lot of windows open with multiple tabs in each, this is somewhat time-consuming. Where is the option to bring back the original button?

As for this feature, it's nice that you can bookmark specific tabs, but I don't understand why the original button had to be removed to make way for it, both options would be good. I think more people will probably bookmark the entire session rather than spending time clicking on each individual tab they want to save, though that's just a guess.

Asked by johnsmiththeanon 1 year ago

Last reply by A_Culture_Mind 1 year ago

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I can no longer get my favorites toolbar at the top of the screen, it will come up as a sidebar but not at the top.

When I first open Firefox I see the bookmarks bar at the top like it is supposed to be, but by the time it's fully opened the bookmarks are no longer at the top. I've tri… (read more)

When I first open Firefox I see the bookmarks bar at the top like it is supposed to be, but by the time it's fully opened the bookmarks are no longer at the top. I've tried closing and restarting Firefox, rebooting the computer and "Hiding and viewing" the bookmarks bar but can get it back on top. I am however able to open the bookmarks in the sidebar.

Asked by DavidK. 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where did all the colour go? Icons all grey.

All icons, everywhere, are now grey. They didn't use to be, although I'm unsure how recent the change is. Besides looking very sad, that's bad usability: I have to check … (read more)

All icons, everywhere, are now grey. They didn't use to be, although I'm unsure how recent the change is.

Besides looking very sad, that's bad usability: I have to check twice whether something is disabled or not, instead of it being intuitive. And when clicking on an icon, finding the right icon just takes longer: Without the colour to assist in recognising the icon almost instinctively out of the corner of my eye, it costs an extra second of staring straight at the icon panel before every click.

So how do I get proper icons back?

Asked by ajm_flonidan 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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youtube is not autoplaying it works on my other browser

I've recently had to do a clean install of windows 10 and since then I cannot autoplay in youtube. I have unblocked adblocker, I've set autoplay to "on," I've downloaded … (read more)

I've recently had to do a clean install of windows 10 and since then I cannot autoplay in youtube. I have unblocked adblocker, I've set autoplay to "on," I've downloaded and reinstalled firefox, installed flash again, but none of that seems to work. I'm having the same problem with South-Park Studios as well; there it simply just doesn't play anything even before my reinstall of windows. Both work in other browsers fine. Only Firefox doesn't work.

Asked by Bone Cloner 1 year ago

Last reply by hellosct1 1 year ago

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Just sharing my disaproval of the latest layout changes for the back, forward and reload buttons.

Apparently upon installation of an update to Firefox recently the layout of the buttons changed. For what ever reason someone decided that it would be better to move the … (read more)

Apparently upon installation of an update to Firefox recently the layout of the buttons changed.

For what ever reason someone decided that it would be better to move the back and forward arrows to the right hand side of the menu placed at either side of all the icons for add-ons (why? this is stupid).

Then assuming we no longer needed to ever refresh/reload a page, the reload button was completely removed from the toolbar.

Now, I know it only took me 30 seconds to hit customize and put things back where they make sense to be, but still, whoever thought this new positioning for those buttons what a good idea needs their head examined lol.

Asked by MilsonHQ 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I have a problem with bookmarks and browsing history.

I cannot save bookmarks or import them from other browsers or save my browsing history. Every time I boot Firefox I get a red bar at the top of my screen that says bookma… (read more)

I cannot save bookmarks or import them from other browsers or save my browsing history. Every time I boot Firefox I get a red bar at the top of my screen that says bookmarks and browsing history cannot be saved because some file is being used one of my internet security programs. I use Malwarebytes and Norton security on my laptop.

I have followed the online instructions several times to try to fix the problem with no luck. I love the speed of the browser because it totally blows Chrome and Edge out of the water but I have type all of my URLs in because I cannot save or import them from my other browsers.

I need help to fix this problem.

Asked by Barron1961 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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All links now open in the same tab. How do I get links to open in a new window?

Prior to the most recent update, if I clicked on a link, it opened in a new window. If I closed the window, I was back where I started. Now, links open in the same tab… (read more)

Prior to the most recent update, if I clicked on a link, it opened in a new window. If I closed the window, I was back where I started.

Now, links open in the same tab, no matter how I select options under "TABS". Getting back to where I started can be very tedious and confusing.

Opening links in a new tab would be OK, but that doesn't work either. All links open in the same tab.

How can I improve the way links open?

Asked by rogerVJO 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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We have just installed an update in the background, but there was no update

Hello, I receive this restart message multiple times now. But there was no firefox update. All package updates are handled by the ubuntu apt manager and apt did not updat… (read more)

Hello,

I receive this restart message multiple times now.

But there was no firefox update. All package updates are handled by the ubuntu apt manager and apt did not update firefox and it was not an unattended-upgrade from the system.

What update is it? It is worrying me.

Asked by cj447 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox ignores my set preferences and does whatever it wants.

Currently running Firefox 64.0 Quantum on Ubuntu 18.04 -- fresh install on a new computer. My settings save, but Firefox just ignores them. I tell it to open all links in… (read more)

Currently running Firefox 64.0 Quantum on Ubuntu 18.04 -- fresh install on a new computer. My settings save, but Firefox just ignores them. I tell it to open all links in a new tab, and it consistently opens them in the same window. I tell it to open all new windows and tabs with the home screen, and every single time it wastes my time by loading the last session before it does what I need at the moment. I'd switched to Opera years ago on other computers because Firefox had gotten too clunky but had hoped to come back to it with this new laptop. But that's not happening if it can't even follow basic instructions.

Asked by Bedawyn 1 year ago

Last reply by hellosct1 1 year ago