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Why does not backup profile apply when I paste it?

Hello Before making a PC factory reset, I made a copy/backup of the Firefox profile I had. I have simply made a copy-paste of the folder. Now I am hoping to apply it in a… (read more)

Hello

Before making a PC factory reset, I made a copy/backup of the Firefox profile I had. I have simply made a copy-paste of the folder.

Now I am hoping to apply it in a virtual machine, so I have 2 profiles, one on my host after reset, and the previous one on the VM which is before the reset.

So, in the VM I installed FF, and I copy-pasted the old profile inside the new FF profile folder..but just nothing happens.

At least I want it to read my bookmarks and extensions, but it is supposed to read or access it completely. What am I missing here ?

Asked by Mark 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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[Error] control.vbs.

Hello. After W10 starts, firefox opens window and shows the message: File not found Firefox cannot find the file /C:/Users/xxxxxx/control/control.vbs. I tried to uninstal… (read more)

Hello. After W10 starts, firefox opens window and shows the message:

File not found Firefox cannot find the file /C:/Users/xxxxxx/control/control.vbs.

I tried to uninstall firefox, remove all folders, refresh browser. Nothing helps. What else can I do?

Asked by binio.bill 5 days ago

Answered by binio.bill 5 days ago

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slow firefox

Hello My firefox is slow. Moziila.org page loads about 10s, while other webbrowsers on the same windows account load Mozilla.org in less than 200 ms (50x faster). Other … (read more)

Hello My firefox is slow. Moziila.org page loads about 10s, while other webbrowsers on the same windows account load Mozilla.org in less than 200 ms (50x faster). Other websites also works very slow. Of course I have tried: - Safe mode, - Restart Firefox, - Reinstall Firefox, - Use portable version of firefox which has separate profile to installed version of firefox. All above didn't speed up my firefox. On the same computer, logged to another account I have normal, fast working firefox. I don't want to change account or reinstall windows. What else can I do to find what is slowing my firefox

My computer has Ryzen 5600x processor and 8GB 3200 MHz Ram

Asked by asurbanipal 5 days ago

Answered by asurbanipal 4 days ago

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How to remove glitter from images

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) I just installed it on a new laptop. It was working fine. I then changed to the profile from my old laptop. It works fine but many imag… (read more)

I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit)

I just installed it on a new laptop. It was working fine.

I then changed to the profile from my old laptop. It works fine but many images now have glitter; not all over, but as if the image creator has pained this on in odd areas. For example a winter scene has a landscape of a man climbing a mountain and the man is covered by glitter.

I can't work out why this has started happening or how to prevent it. It's intrusive and hurts my eyes.

Asked by pamelap1 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Transfer browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite to a new profile

Hello, I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied pla… (read more)

Hello,

I'm very happy that firefox remembers where to save a webpage on my harddisk per url, yet I don't know where it stores that info. I made a new profile, copied places.sqlite in order to get my bookmarks there, but I am missing that firefox knows where it saves pages e.g. from example.com etc.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Asked by adsen77 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Firefox update

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to t… (read more)

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to the way it was. I have lost 5 years worth of stuff, including EVERYTHING I had saved that I needed for my studies. Someone please help! I'm not very tech savy, I did not click on anything for this to happen. My browser has done usual updates before and never had this issue. Please help!!!

Asked by Amber-Lily Monk 4 days ago

Answered by Scribe 3 days ago

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Change default search engine

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia… (read more)

Windows 10 Trying to change my default search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo When go to options/change default search engine only google, amazon.com, ebay and wikipedia are shown as options. Weird since I don't believe most of these are search engines. Added DuckDuckGo as an extension; tried Firefox in safe mode; refreshed Firefox Searched help topics. I'm stuck!

Asked by jdushney 4 days ago

Answered by Scribe 4 days ago

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Other Bookmarks missing from my Toolbar

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. … (read more)

Other Bookmarks and its contents has disappeared from my toolbar. How do I bring it back? It is visible in my dorp downbox, but I need it available to me in my toolbar. Thank you in advance.

Asked by CJ 4 days ago

Answered by Scribe 4 days ago

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My addons such as adblock, privacy blocker etc,

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how man… (read more)

Addons use to show up at the top right hand part of the screen. I have checked solutions but haven't found one that fixes the addon problem. I would like to see how many sites have been blocked. I asked this question a little earlier today and one community member said to click on the >> at the left of the tool bar. I do not have any of those marks on my tool bar. Any other suggestions? Thank you.

Asked by Sonyy89 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Firefox's spellcheck suddenly stopped working, any ideas how to fix it?

This is driving me a bit mad... A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've no… (read more)

This is driving me a bit mad...

A while ago the spellcheck in FF just stopped working. I literally only have a single add blocker installed that I've always used. I've not made any system changes lately beyond installing a few games.

- I have the "check spelling as you type" box checked in the browser options. - I have the English language pack installed from here (The British pack installed currently) - I've opened about:congif in the browser itself and made sure the value for layout.spellcheckDefault is set to 1.

It doesn't work on any site.

Chrome is working fine, but I prefer to use FF.

- I've tried reinstalling. - I've tried unchecking and rechcking the box.

Any ideas where what I should try next?

Any help really appreciated!

Asked by theforeverthread 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Other bookmarks folder is forced onto favorite toolbar

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not w… (read more)

Whenever I add something to my "other bookmarks" folder it forces itself onto the right in my favorites tool bar. This hides my two rightmost icons (besides me just not wanting it there. There is no reason for it to be there).

I have gotten around this by creating a new folder named "other bookmarks 2" and just immediately dumping everything into it if I by mistake add something to the "other bookmarks" folder.

How do I stop it from doing this? I have read people talking about changing code in Firefox etc but 1. I couldn't find out where to do that and 2. I'm not comfortable doing so (especially when this should not be an issue in the first place).

How do I fix this please?

Asked by yefedef456 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (read more)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Firefox VPN

Hi, I am considering using Firefox VPN and here my questions: A) I am living in Canada and I would like to pay in Canadian Dollars . Is it possible? Can I use automatic p… (read more)

Hi,

I am considering using Firefox VPN and here my questions:

A) I am living in Canada and I would like to pay in Canadian Dollars . Is it possible? Can I use automatic payment to pay FirefoxVPN?

B) when I am traveling to Europe or South America can I still use FirefoxVPN?

Thanks

Piero

Asked by pierofor 3 days ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 day ago

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Dashlane extension not found to download on Firefox.

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When … (read more)

Dashlane Password Manager has been working as an extension on Firefox on my Acer Aspire E5-571 laptop, but for an unknown reason it has disappeared from my toolbar. When searching for 'Dashlane' on the Firefox browser to install the extension on my browser, nothing relating to 'Dashlane' can be foound.

Asked by John Wheal-Jones 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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If I refresh Firefox will all my downloads be deleted?

I was advised to refresh Firefox as it's slow to start, but I'm concerned that all my downloads will be deleted. Is this true, as many of my downloads are very important … (read more)

I was advised to refresh Firefox as it's slow to start, but I'm concerned that all my downloads will be deleted. Is this true, as many of my downloads are very important to me.

Asked by barbara.blunkell 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Unable to connect to reCAPTCHA

Hi, since today I've been unable to connect to reCAPTCHA. At first the reCAPTCHA boxes didn't show up at all and Firefox prevented me from connecting with Google because … (read more)

Hi, since today I've been unable to connect to reCAPTCHA. At first the reCAPTCHA boxes didn't show up at all and Firefox prevented me from connecting with Google because of an error with the certificate. I was able to fix that by allowing Firefox to trust root authorities (solution #6 on this list: https://sectigostore.com/page/fix-the-warning-potential-security-risk-ahead-error-in-firefox/ )

While the reCAPTCHA boxes are showing up again, I still can't connect with it. When checking the box, it starts loading for a while and I get an error message saying that there's no contact with reCAPTCHA and that I should check my connection and try again. I included a screenshot.

I went to topics of people who had the same problem and tried everything. Disabling protection against tracking, disabling Adblock, starting Firefox in safe mode, refreshing Firefox, loading another Firefox profile, restarting Firefox, uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, restarting my pc. I'm desperate.

I'm only having this problem in Firefox, not in any other browser.

Asked by glennstakkestad 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Unwanted file conversion

I have windows 10 pro version 1803 . Firefox is the only browser I use. Suddenly all my jpeg files changed from pictures to html text. How can I get my pictures back and … (read more)

I have windows 10 pro version 1803 . Firefox is the only browser I use. Suddenly all my jpeg files changed from pictures to html text. How can I get my pictures back and stop this from now saving all jpeg files as html files?

Asked by 1ARICHARDhead 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago