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Firefox vs Chrome

A senior tech specialist employed by my ISP told me that Firefox will soon no longer be available since they can't compete with Chrome. I am mortified since I love Firefo… (read more)

A senior tech specialist employed by my ISP told me that Firefox will soon no longer be available since they can't compete with Chrome. I am mortified since I love Firefox but I'm wondering if it is true. I've encountered several websites which do not work properly with Firefox but work fine with Chrome. Examples of sites where I can no longer use Firefox and the problem(s) I encounter are the following: shop disney- can't log in; shutterfly - can't log in; my webmail - can read the email but can't send or reply;my local newspaper - can't do anything such as, reading the digital edition or place ads.

Can someone please tell me Firefox is not going to become obsolete? Also, why do I have all of the above problems when I use Firefox?

Thanks!

Asked by Muffers 5 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Not opening downloaded files

When marking student scripts, I download and open a large number of files in a day. So I want it to be easy. But Firefox does not deliver what it promises. I want to clic… (read more)

When marking student scripts, I download and open a large number of files in a day. So I want it to be easy. But Firefox does not deliver what it promises. I want to click on the file link on the teaching website and the file to open automatically. But everytime I have to navigate to click in a dialog box in order to open the file. Is there any way to get Firefox to do what is says "Do this automaticall..."?

As far as I can see, these are bog standard .pdf, .docx and .doc files.

Asked by cvhorie 4 days ago

Answered by TJYOURFRIEND 3 days ago

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The ability to "Save As" when downloading from a web page

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open… (read more)

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open with' and 'Save'...

Often the downloaded files gets lost in the wrong folder or hide itself with a crazy name that 'the web page' has given it.

AS both Google Chrome and Windows Edge offers that possibility and has for long, please include that feature in the next update...??

Thank You

Niels

Asked by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 4 days ago

Answered by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 2 days ago

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Can't access any google site on Firefox

When I try to access google, youtube or gmail, I get an error saying "www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that … (read more)

When I try to access google, youtube or gmail, I get an error saying "www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.". It only happens when I'm using Firefox. I tried deleting the cookies and even reinstalling, but nothing works. Please help. I miss youtube.

Asked by lnicofideo 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Screen Shot option missing in version 88.0 (64 bit)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the add… (read more)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the address bar and the browser takes me to the search results, not the config screens shown in the solutions. Selecting any of the search results just makes things worse. My version of FireFox is 88.0 (64 bit).

Asked by Roger 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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Session and session backups corrupted

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session. When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.bakl… (read more)

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session.

When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.baklz4 or recovery.jsonlz4 both of them does not work. When clicking on restore previous session, firefox rezzes a few seconds, and then the restore session tab stays blank.

I tried: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but the website does not succesfully recovers my firefox session and the tab just crashes, I did manage to convert it to a JSON file.

I did some work on the JSON file myself, through regex and jq tool. I extracted the urls from it. I scrapped my json to make it lighter (I think the problem is from the size of my session), I scrapped the "image", "scp", json objects, trimming the size of the file, it's size was divided by almost 20.

Is there a way to recreate a sane jsonzl4 file? I have the data.

What seems weird is that backups from a few weeks is only around 20MB and by adding a few tabs, it went from 20MB to 80-90MB it's freaking huge.

Is there a way to fix this? recreate a json file and then encrypt it to jsonzl4? What can I scrape safely from my session?

I have been trying to fix this for hours, please help!

Asked by Itsuki 2 days ago

Answered by Itsuki 2 days ago

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Mile Wide Back tweak

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left … (read more)

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left page border. I'm hoping someone who knows it's history will have a workaround for a problem it has. Apparently, the developer is no longer available.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/milewideback-webext/?utm_content=addons-manager-reviews-link&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser

I've been using it for years. It was modified for quantum, but there is a problem. One of it's functions is to scroll thru tabs with a mouse wheel turn. I wouldn't want that feature even if it did work right, but it's broken.

One lone click of the mouse wheel on the left page border and it scrolls thru 6 tabs. Two clicks, 12+ tabs, etc. There's no option to disable that feature.

However, in it's pre-quantum version, there were about:config commands that could modify it's behavior.

I have another handy app, Volume2. You can set it up to change volume with a mouse wheel turn while touching the left border of any window. Up until recently, this feature superseded the Mile Wide Back function, but lately it stopped helping.

Since neither the apps have changed in over a year, I believe the change in behavior is due to Firefox 88,which was released around the same time this started happening.

Asked by noel_envode 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox icon gone from taskbar and desktop and I can't get it back

As the subject says. I can still search for the firefox app and open it that way or I can start it from the START page that comes up when I hit the windows key on the key… (read more)

As the subject says. I can still search for the firefox app and open it that way or I can start it from the START page that comes up when I hit the windows key on the keyboard. But I am not allowed to drag and drop it onto the taskbar as it says it's already there. It's sorta there I guess because FF is open right now while I type this and this open tab is indicated on the taskbar. If I were to close the FF window there would be no FF logo on the taskbar.

Right clicking the firefox app in the start list that comes up when I left click on the windows icon in the lower left or hit the windows key on my keypad gives me options to unpin FF from the start page or unpin it from the taskbar. I don't want to do that.

I did something to mess this up and I can't fix it. I want the FF logo back on my taskbar so when I power up the machine I can click on the logo in the taskbar to get to the browser with all my previously open tabs back.

The latest Windows 10 a Lenovo yoga laptop if it matters.

Thanks

Asked by buythiscanoe 2 days ago

Answered by Scribe 1 day ago

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Bookmarked Sites and Passwords not showing after sync

I use the Firefox browser as my password manager for saved sites. After my team viewer failed I downloaded the browser on this laptop to retrieve the sites and login but … (read more)

I use the Firefox browser as my password manager for saved sites. After my team viewer failed I downloaded the browser on this laptop to retrieve the sites and login but when I try to sync nothing happens? I tried History but don't see my past sites.

If the sync doesn't bring up my saved information what is the point?

Asked by jespada11 2 days ago

Answered by Seburo 1 day ago

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Firefox add-on Ghostery is blocking videos

Since a week I have been following a course consisting of videos. Today, May 4, 2021, around 12:00 CET, Firefox will no longer show the videos. After disabling the Ghoste… (read more)

Since a week I have been following a course consisting of videos. Today, May 4, 2021, around 12:00 CET, Firefox will no longer show the videos. After disabling the Ghostery add-on, I could continue with the course. So for the moment I am no longer using the add-on.

Asked by Fred 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Bug on "Remove" button?

I'm so unhappy now I don't know where to begin. I was having trouble loading a website (lowes.com), continually getting an "access denied" error message. It occurred to m… (read more)

I'm so unhappy now I don't know where to begin.

I was having trouble loading a website (lowes.com), continually getting an "access denied" error message. It occurred to me that I'd read somewhere that if you told Firefox to "forget this site," it might solve the "access denied" problem. I didn't remember how to do this, though, so I searched online and found a site that said that adding the "Remove" button to the Toolbar and clicking it would solve the problem. I dutifully added the "Remove" button, then, before clicking it, I triple-checked that the "Forget the last Five minutes" was selected and not any longer period of time. After all, I didn't want to lose everything!

Well, I did.

I had literally hundreds of tabs that I was working on open — they're all gone. All of my history — years worth — is missing. More things may have been deleted, but, to be honest, I'm afraid to check.

What did I do wrong? Or is the "Remove" button buggy?

And while I believe that everything that's missing now is irretrievably lost, if anyone has a hack to recover anything, I would be so, so grateful if you'd let me know.

Thanks in advance.

P.S. I wrote this post up once, hit "Submit," then, after an interminable period of time, the screen went to a blank page. My original post has never appeared. Is there perhaps something wrong with my Firefox (which has been perfectly fine up until now)?

Asked by misc17 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Firefox no longer displays chess.com pages properly

Over the last 8 weeks or so, I have problems with Firefox displaying chess.com website. The problem is chess.com home page loads but the live play with 3D chess board pag… (read more)

Over the last 8 weeks or so, I have problems with Firefox displaying chess.com website. The problem is chess.com home page loads but the live play with 3D chess board page no longer displays the board fully (top edge cut off) & some other chess.com pages fail to load properly or fully (articles pages and opening analysis pages). I have cleared my browser history & tried reinstalling Firefox (& tried resetting my router) but with no effect. If I use an alternative browser chess.com site works fine & as a long time Firefox user I would prefer to continue with Firefox, but this issue means I will now access chess.com on an alternate browser! Any help gratefully received to help fix this, thanks, I look forward to a positive reply!

Asked by rpdickinson.me 1 day ago

Answered by Naheed 23 hours ago

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Downgrading to FF87 to get back "View Image" context menu

I undertand that FF has removed view image from the context menu with the 88 update. i wish to downgrade my browser to FF87 to get the "view image" in the contect menu ba… (read more)

I undertand that FF has removed view image from the context menu with the 88 update.

i wish to downgrade my browser to FF87 to get the "view image" in the contect menu back.

Is there a way to downgrade from the browser? if not, is there a page with the old releases i can dawnload it from?

Asked by w7raed 20 hours ago

Answered by Zppix 20 hours ago

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Unwanted Pop Up - impression.link

I have recently had a pop up open whenever I open a news page from the site MSN. It says You have chosen to open impression. Which is application/octet-stream from : http… (read more)

I have recently had a pop up open whenever I open a news page from the site MSN. It says You have chosen to open impression. Which is application/octet-stream from : https://impression.link. Then it asks what firefox should do with this file? Two options: Open with & then a browse dropdown. Or save file. I'm already looking at the news item in the browser, so I don't need an option to open the item. And I don't want to save it. Just read it. I don't knbow why this pop up suddenly appeared but it is very annoying. My searches have found the pop up is not necessariuly dangerous, but there is no information provided on how to get rid of it. Anyone else experienced this issue? And is someone able to tell me how to get rid oif it? Thx. (Pop up image attached).

Asked by the5campbells 14 hours ago

Answered by strafy 13 hours ago

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Lost logins.json? help please

So i reset my pc yesterday and forgot to save logins.json because i thought passwords saved on your profile... turns out not and i have tried so many data recovery apps, … (read more)

So i reset my pc yesterday and forgot to save logins.json because i thought passwords saved on your profile... turns out not and i have tried so many data recovery apps, i cannot find it. i used the smart password on almost everything... i dont know what to do

Asked by awesomecoolkarter 3 hours ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 2 hours ago