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how to fix losing all your typed work in firefox session when you hit the 'backspace' key

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has … (read more)

the problem with firefox going to a previous page and deleting all your typed work when you hit the backspace key is a known issue, for over eight years, and firefox has no intention of fixing the problem despite countless user complaints. the resulting loss in thousands of man-hours of work is not acceptable under any circumstances

but what is unacceptable aside from all the lost man-hours is that instead of mozilla immediately fixing the problem, it has allowed it to linger. i can no longer afford to use mozilla software. it's easier for me to delete all mozilla software from each and every one of my computers than have to keep track of the browser.backspace_action key for all of them. i'm going through all my drives and deleting everything to do with firefox

here's how to do it: download vivaldi browser and import all of your firefox settings: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11v63-MFUkOGVRm4Oia5EuW_ZTqVZosXl/view?usp=sharing

use this walkthrough to import all of your firefox tabs into vivaldi: https://browserengine.net/how-to-import-tabs-from-chrome-to-firefox-and-vice-versa/

search through all your drives for "mozilla" and "firefox", and delete everything, esp. having to do with "installer" or "setup" https://drive.google.com/file/d/1S5iAcWjC_wh0vNiWJujR-xk7lfhgihPJ/view?usp=sharing

there. you will never destroy your work by using the backspace key, and you can edit your typed work without fear of mozilla hijacking your browser and destroying all of your work

you can go the extra mile by putting every correspondence from mozilla that concerns donations into the spam folder

Asked by hamoo 1 week ago

Answered by hamoo 1 week ago

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Cannot log into Twitter on Firefox anymore

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my c… (read more)

At first I was getting the something not wrong but don't fret we'll give it another shot message so I looked online and added Twitter to a block list and cleared all my cookies. This got rid of that message and I was able to get to the login page but when I go to login it still won't let me. I know the password is right (it also doesn't say anything like incorrect username/password). Someone in another forum had mentioned going into configs and flicking something from true to false or vice versa and that also didn't work. Most places I look just say the same old thing about cookies. It works perfectly fine on the mobile app and Chrome still but I prefer Firefox. I'm out of ideas.

Asked by merriska_carrier 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Downloading Firefox to Windows 10

Reading the several comments on this subject has not led to a solution. The Firefox Setup 81 and Installer are sitting in the downloads file, but when I click either "Ope… (read more)

Reading the several comments on this subject has not led to a solution. The Firefox Setup 81 and Installer are sitting in the downloads file, but when I click either "Open" or "Run as Administrator" I get a Windows "For security and performance Windows 10 in S mode...." followed by two options "Learn more" or "Switch out of S mode". When I choose the latter the "Switch out of S mode" page arrives. Now what? Thanks.

Asked by Cormorant 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Transferred bookmarks to a new profile but all the icons are missing

I've just set up a brand new profile and copied all my important user data across, including the bookmarks (places.sqlite). But now my bookmarks have no icons? I have ove… (read more)

I've just set up a brand new profile and copied all my important user data across, including the bookmarks (places.sqlite).

But now my bookmarks have no icons?

I have over 25,000 bookmarks so I don't want to have to load them all in order to get the icons back!

Asked by MartyJames 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

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Random suggestion in search bar

As I type letter d in my seach bar this random url is suggested { https://dolohen.com/ } . I refreshed firefox still not gone. and its not even in bookmarks and I clea… (read more)

As I type letter d in my seach bar this random url is suggested { https://dolohen.com/ } . I refreshed firefox still not gone. and its not even in bookmarks and I cleared by histroy and cookies completely no luck. Help

Asked by count99 2 weeks ago

Answered by count99 2 weeks ago

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Fermer plusieurs onglet

Hi, Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessible… (read more)

Hi,

Je n'ai pas trouvé dans About:Config une option pour revenir au fonctionnement précédent avec les options fermer les onglets Fermer les onglets directement accessibles comme c'est toujours le cas dans Chrome (Voir PJ).

J'utilise beaucoup ces options et je déplore d'avoir à passer par un menu intermédiaire.

Cdt

JPS

Asked by YBSalaun 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Win 7 apps bring up “server execution failed” --after FFx 81 upgrade

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug] Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upg… (read more)

Possible coincidence, but suspicious! Re: Firefox 81 [from the 100s of ‘hits’ I see here now, likely a Ffx bug]

Written from wife’s PC since mine is now crippled. I upgraded to Firefox 81 on my own PC, reluctantly, for “security” fixes, NOT for the big new feature I don’t want. Last night I downloaded v. 81 then closed Ffx and shut down the PC late at night. (It runs Win 7 with all the relevant updates I know.)

Today after booting, it showed my normal desktop. But my email app (located on D: drive) would not open either from shortcut or from Programs menu. Same for all the other apps I tried to open, even on C: drive, including ms_Office. Almost any app would bring up “server execution failed.”

Now, after a few hours on “Sleep” then reopening: --Nothing but a black screen (w/cursor) for 5-10 minutes anyway; --Later a plain blue screen, in small type on lower right: “Windows 7 build [no.] / “This copy … not genuine” –although it came installed, straight from Dell!

I hope mozilla can help cure this in its paralyzed state – and get me back to v. 80.0.1 that worked!

Asked by djupde 3 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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lost bookmarks and passwords

Hi guys, Firefox Update was made end of August, then I remember the PC was running slower for 2 days but then all the bookmarks and passwords just disapeared - also the t… (read more)

Hi guys, Firefox Update was made end of August, then I remember the PC was running slower for 2 days but then all the bookmarks and passwords just disapeared - also the toolbar with all saved bookmarks. How is this possible - PC is running normal now. I was not doing any resets or something like that. Thanks for helping

Asked by rapoti 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Saved Login

When going to site using saved login message " View all saved Logins " can be seen. If sombody else is using the system other than myself this will allow all login and pa… (read more)

When going to site using saved login message " View all saved Logins " can be seen. If sombody else is using the system other than myself this will allow all login and password to be viewed for all sites. Other person could be wife or hacker or other. I cannot see that my system is secure when using Firefox. For me to be able to view all logins is a bonus but should NOT be available to just anyone who may use the system. Any comment please?

Asked by rowelld71 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Bookmarks

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it coul… (read more)

I uninstalled Firefox and then re-installed Firefox. I did this because I added an extension and did not think it was working properly. Then when I went to delete it could not find it so I uninstalled and got latest Firefox. Now, I cannot find my bookmarks. Please tell me the uninstall DID NOT REMOVE my bookmarks of several years!!! In the past when uninstalling, there was a check box asking do you want all bookmarks etc removed... Don't tell me that my bookmarks are gone...

Asked by williawh 3 weeks ago

Answered by williawh 3 weeks ago

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how to ascertain if DNS over HTTPS is enabled or disabled

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, inc… (read more)

I am a home user with win 7 OS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it says that

In addition, Firefox will check for certain functions that might be affected if DoH is enabled, including:

   Are parental controls enabled?
   Is the default DNS server filtering potentially malicious content?
   Is the device managed by an organization that might have a special DNS configuration? 

If any of these tests determine that DoH might interfere with the function, DoH will not be enabled. These tests will run every time the device connects to a different network.

Is there any way for me to find out if DOH is enabled or disabled by Firefox?

Asked by paroksha priyah 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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is dns over http available for users in asia

I am in Asia using win 7 OS and in the settings I have selected Enable DNS over HTTPS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it is mentioned that: As art of our continuing strategy … (read more)

I am in Asia using win 7 OS and in the settings I have selected Enable DNS over HTTPS. In the DNS over HTTPS FAQ it is mentioned that: As art of our continuing strategy to carefully measure the benefits and impact of DoH, we are currently focused on releasing this feature in the US only. Does it means that my settings will not be valid?

Asked by paroksha priyah 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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Lockwise password display

Hi, Recently upgraded from ESR 68.12 to ESR 78.3 I have over 2000 passwords on my Corporate desktop Firefox account and I find I'm unable to access these in anything like… (read more)

Hi,

Recently upgraded from ESR 68.12 to ESR 78.3 I have over 2000 passwords on my Corporate desktop Firefox account and I find I'm unable to access these in anything like a timely fashion. The new Lockwise password manager UI does not appear to be able to display a LIST of passwords based on usernames, date last used, date last changed, urls etc. Is it possible to get a list view instead of the current one, or will I have to downgrade back ESR 68.12 ?

Thanks Bob

Asked by Rob_W 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Right Click to Open In New Tab acting strange

In the last few week I have had trouble with "right clicking and open in new tab". I don't know if it's because of the latest update or not. Sometimes, not always, when… (read more)

In the last few week I have had trouble with "right clicking and open in new tab". I don't know if it's because of the latest update or not. Sometimes, not always, when I try to right click on a link or a button and open in new tab, it looks like it's going to open, the new tab appears there for a few seconds, and then it disappears. I have tried "control" left click and I can sometimes get that to work if I do it several times rapidly. I first noticed it in Facebook, but now it can happen on almost any website. I had version 80.? when I first noticed it, I now have 81.0 and I still does it. Any ideas? It's not that some website don't allow right clicking for copyright reasons, I an familiar with that, this is different in that it attempts to open a new tab and within a few seconds it disappears. Before you ask, I have checked for virus's and malware.

Asked by Stumann666 3 weeks ago

Answered by Stumann666 3 weeks ago

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How do I refresh a static html page.

Hi How do I refresh a static html page. Example: I have viewed a page on my website and find there is an error on the page. Then I correct the page and upload. Finally I … (read more)

Hi How do I refresh a static html page. Example: I have viewed a page on my website and find there is an error on the page. Then I correct the page and upload. Finally I refresh the page but it still shows the old browser data.

Asked by mail694 3 weeks ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

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Many page elements won't load

I refreshed my firefox a few minutes ago and the only way I can describe it now is broken. Many page elements won't load such as images on some sites, and in the example … (read more)

I refreshed my firefox a few minutes ago and the only way I can describe it now is broken. Many page elements won't load such as images on some sites, and in the example I give here, the dark theme slider on YT doesn't show up at all. when I open the sidebar, the rest of the page becomes completely white. And the page is supposed to already be in dark theme. I am using the windows version. Can anybody help with this?

Asked by yairmaor 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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tabs below address bar - an ongoing problem not fixed !!!

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of bein… (read more)

Ever since IE changed to tabs on top firefox coders followed like mindless automatons without any regard to/for Mozilla community and users. We are sick and tired of being ignored. We want/need tabs bellow address bar. Now, tell us how to simply get tabs below address bar or tell the coders to provide us with the option. And, we don’t care about any excuses as previously provided or outright ignored by them.

Asked by g7777 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago