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Firefox loading pages from cache after latest update

I do web design. And my problem is that I used to click the refresh button in firefox and it would instantly load an updated version of the pages I was working on. But no… (read more)

I do web design. And my problem is that I used to click the refresh button in firefox and it would instantly load an updated version of the pages I was working on. But now it does the exact same thing I hate about chrome. It loads pages using cached css and javascript files. And the only way to view the updated websites is to go private mode which is very annoying. Is there an option to get around this? Or it's a software problem?

Asked by oleg.zyx 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to open all synced tabs?

With recent versions of Firefox, I haven't found how to open all tabs from another synced computer. They use to be displayed in bookmarks or history lateral menu and I co… (read more)

With recent versions of Firefox, I haven't found how to open all tabs from another synced computer. They use to be displayed in bookmarks or history lateral menu and I could use the right button to open all. If this option has been removed, I don't understand why going steps back.

Asked by dbravo 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Middle click, aka wheel click, does nothing

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely n… (read more)

I just recently upgraded to Firefox 87.0 (64-bit) for Windows 7. Before the upgrade if I wheel clicked on a link it would open up in a new tab. Now it does absolutely nothing. I've even tried holding the wheel click for 10 seconds, still nothing.

I have verified the following settings in about:config; browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick=true middlemouse.contentLoadURL=false middlemouse.paste=false middlemouse.scrollbarPosition=false

When I was doing a search for related questions to this problem I found a user 3 years ago had a similar problem, and that they had an addition setting: middlemouse.openNewWindow=true. This setting no longer seems to be there. I have no idea if this setting was recently removed, and is the source of my problem, or if it was removed a while ago and my problem is the result of some other change. I have restarted Firefox twice, and even rebooted my laptop, in an effort to fix this problem. Nothing has worked. Depending on what I am doing I rely on using the wheel click HEAVILY, as it is much simpler to close a tab then to hit the back button 4, 10, or 20 times to return to where I started, or if I'm trying to keep track of what links I've followed from doing a search without having to re-do the search and hope I get the exact same results (with Google I never do).

At this time I am already heavily inclined to just return to the previous version of Firefox, despite how much of a pain that will be, however this is a recently released update, so I feel I should give the devs a chance to fix any new bugs from the update. That, and I won't have the time around work for several days, probably over a week, which makes it more practical to give the devs a chance to release a patch that fixes the problem.

Asked by razmoudah1 1 year ago

Answered by razmoudah1 1 year ago

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Turning Off Update Reminders in Firefox

Hello, How can I permanently deactivate this nagging update reminder in the upper right corner (green arrow over Application Menu button) and frequent pop-ups in upper r… (read more)

Hello,

How can I permanently deactivate this nagging update reminder in the upper right corner (green arrow over Application Menu button) and frequent pop-ups in upper right corner where I have to repeatedly click on "Not Now"?

I'm not upgrading to v89 because the next update will once again BREAK my userChrome.css code and my user interface (with tabs on bottom and custom button images) will appear scrambled.

I'm quite tired of having to jump through hoops and search for CSS solutions to fix these issues every few updates. It causes me too much anxiety.

I'm sticking with v88.0.1 for the forseeable future.

How can I shut off this annoying update reminder permanently?

Thanks.

Asked by Slouch 1 year ago

Answered by Slouch 1 year ago

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Mozilla FTP Access via FileZilla is not working...

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I sele… (read more)

with the planed removal of FTP support from Firefox I am at my wits END... I cannot seem to get FileZilla to connect to ftp.mozilla.org what connection type should I select and WHAT port number am I suppose to be using? anonymous login is fine right?

Asked by Melchior (aka Joseph) 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Disable ad blocking

When I attempt to access several websites, I am prompted to turn off my ad blocker. As I have not added a third-party software or extension that does such, I assume it i… (read more)

When I attempt to access several websites, I am prompted to turn off my ad blocker. As I have not added a third-party software or extension that does such, I assume it is part of Firefox proper. Search as I might, I cannot find any specific reference to such a thing in "Settings". SO...how can I temporarily disable the 'Ad Blocker' device that is part of Firefox? The 'TEMPORARY' part is important, as I do greatly value the function!

Asked by the_morans 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to download Google Drive files in Mozilla browser

Hi Mozilla Community, Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive. When I click on a files to download it just k… (read more)

Hi Mozilla Community,

Currently on version 97.0.1 of Mozilla and have not been able to download any files from Google Drive.

When I click on a files to download it just keeps loading scripts at the bottom like - docs.0k.cc.googledocs.... and nothing happens.

I have read countless of links to solve the issue and still it won't download any files - only uploads is fine.

So I have: - clear cache/cookies - disable addons like Adblock etc - privacy & security set on Standard in settings - added cookies exceptions- googlecontent, googledrive etc - turned off Enhanced Tracking Protection

What else is missing as to why it has stopped allowing me to download files? Its quite frustrating when it use to work when I enable the third cookie party and now the setup doesn't seem to accept it.

Mozilla is my default browser and prefer to use it rather always switch to Chrome for downloads.

I've contacted Google about Google Drive and they said the problem is not on their side.

So any help would be appreciated!!

Asked by booboo_girl21 5 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 5 months ago

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Move cache to Ramdisk

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.… (read more)

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory. I can only toggle true-false but can't add the ramdisk location. Aren't we allowed anymore to use a ramdisk for cache?

Best regards, Ion

Asked by florinds 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 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

Answered by starnesent 1 year ago

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Remove Search function in Address Bar

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of fire… (read more)

Hello. After reading numerous posts addressing similar issues & having no success, I've decided to post a question of my own. I am running the current version of firefox, 94.0.2. I use the Search Bar religiously for searches to sites like google, wikipedia, youtube, amazon, and ebay. I NEVER use the address bar for searches. I have attempted to disable all functionality associated with searching via the address bar. When I go to the address bar, it is because I have a specifc url I know I want to type with a specific destination in mind. Occasionally, I have a need to just go to the home page of one of my search sites, most often it's amazon.com. Recently (not sure which version of firefox) I've found when I go to the Address Bar & type amazon.com, I cannot just go to amazon.com, instead the address bar turns into a search bar. How do I disable this? Its driving me mad! I swear I've disabled every option I can within about:config related to urlb. Please Help. I don't want to switch to Chrome, but I'm tired of my settings getting messed up every time mozilla pushes a new version.

Asked by andrewpatricksmith 8 months ago

Answered by andrewpatricksmith 8 months ago

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How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs? I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. Th… (read more)

How to change the Tab color for inactive tabs?

I have a userChrome file and have been able to change the color of the active tab but cannot do so for the inactive tab. The inactive tab color blends into the toolbar color. If I move my mouse cursor over it changes to a slight darker gray color.

Active tab color. I made mine a off white color:

.tab-background[selected="true"] {

   background-color: #f9f7f1 !important;

}

Asked by davidhelp 5 months ago

Answered by davidhelp 5 months ago

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other bookmarks folder

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arr… (read more)

Hello, I would like to know how to remove 'other bookmarks' folder from the right side of bookmark toolbar that showed up suddenly on my browser, it's right after the arrows to show more bookmarks. I can't seem to find a way to delete this.

Asked by nicaya 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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empty bookmarks toolbar

My bookmarks toolbar disappeared. I was able to restore it, but it's blank. Using an add-in, I can show my bookmarks in a side pane. That pane does show a Bookmarks Toolb… (read more)

My bookmarks toolbar disappeared. I was able to restore it, but it's blank. Using an add-in, I can show my bookmarks in a side pane. That pane does show a Bookmarks Toolbar folder, which has the expected contents.

Additional issue: how do I rearrange my toolbars. The desired order, from top to bottom is title menu navigation tabs bookmarks

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox 94.0.2

Much thanks!

Asked by walterdh 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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not able to login to any site through google login

I don't know whats happening, every time I try to login through google to any website It processes but then seems that nothing happened. I tried this many times on severa… (read more)

I don't know whats happening, every time I try to login through google to any website It processes but then seems that nothing happened. I tried this many times on several but the results are same.

Asked by shubham429.yadav 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to edit the sessionstore.jsonlz4 file?

Editing old sessionstore.js files used to be easy can .jsonlz4 files be edited/converted? I need to sanitize a session, I am aware of https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/s… (read more)

Editing old sessionstore.js files used to be easy can .jsonlz4 files be edited/converted? I need to sanitize a session, I am aware of https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but that's not what I want.

Asked by Snippet 1 year ago

Answered by Snippet 1 year ago

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'Other Bookmarks' appears in Bookmark Toolbar, I don't want it!

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I … (read more)

After using CCleaner, on opening FireFox I discovered an unwanted, 'other bookmarks' tab sitting on my toolbar. It won't move (click & drag), and I want rid of it. I like having the double right arrow at the edge of the toolbar like it use to be. When I did a full browser 'refresh', it disappeared!

However, on using CCleaner again, the darn thing reappeared.

How to I tell FireFox that I would like to be in charge of how it displayed, rather than some errant code that someone else thinks i want?

Asked by Stephen5000 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Two-sided Printing is now BACKWARDS

Recently, I noticed Firefox has a new printer dialogue box. When that dialogue box starting showing up, all of my two-sided print jobs are BACKWARDS. The back page is fli… (read more)

Recently, I noticed Firefox has a new printer dialogue box. When that dialogue box starting showing up, all of my two-sided print jobs are BACKWARDS. The back page is flipped 180 degrees from the front page. WRONG!

As a sanity check, I double-checked with Chrome and Opera. No problem. Double-sided print jobs print as usual (i.e., when you flip the page over in the horizontal direction, the print orientation remains correct).

HP1320 laser printer. Win 7 / 64 bit. HP printer driver.

Somehow, the new Firefox Browser printer dialogue overlay is overriding the HP printer driver. Please fix!

Asked by jl11 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Opened PDF from site is missing: "File moved or missing"

Hello Everyone, Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to vi… (read more)

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to view the pdf from the browser with a URL destination leading to a directory in my computer. No sweat, its on the computer... I figured I can access it later on. Today I look in my temp folder (URL destination) and my downloads, and can't find the file. I go to my firefox Library and see that the file is in the "downloads" section. However, it says that the file is moved or missing, and I don't remember moving or deleting this file...

Any idea what firefox did with this file? Is there any way i can restore it or restore firefox history containing the file data? Appreciate any help. Thank You.

Asked by ilikegamesnstuff 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago