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Where is the built-in container tabs?

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings,… (read more)

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings, and I could use containers without installing an addon some days ago.

I can still access by directly viewing this address

about:preferences#containers

But I can't find it in the settings, and this feature does no longer work.

So I went to read recent release notes from Firefox 100 to 101.0.1, but I didn't find any notes to say this feature has been disabled. Could this be an unexpected result of an update?

Asked by Bellozzz 1 day ago

Answered by Bellozzz 1 day ago

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Youtube Comments

Comments below youtube videos won't load. This happens across all browsers on this computer regardless of add-ons or being logged into youtube. I've attached a screensho… (read more)

Comments below youtube videos won't load. This happens across all browsers on this computer regardless of add-ons or being logged into youtube.

I've attached a screenshot that shows that 176 comments are below that video but none load. I'm using the latest Firefox version on Windows 7.

If you need any extra information I will gladly provide it.

Asked by dorschtho 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 week ago

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"What precisely does “sync” mean with respect to transferring Firefox information between devices?

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simpl… (read more)

I’ve not had much success with my online searches to learn the details about what takes place when Firefox syncs browser information across devices. To keep things simple, assume I interested only in syncing bookmarks and staying within the Firefox environment, i.e., no syncing to another browser. Please note that I am NOT asking for help in setting up Sync on different devices or in how to turn Sync on and off. Rather I am seeking help to understand what “sync” means, that is, the details of the sort of information transfers that take place between individual devices and the Firefox Sync server.

Here’s what I currently understand. After signing in to my Firefox account on Device 1, setting up syncing on that device, specifying that I want only bookmarks to be synced, and turning syncing on, the set of bookmarks on Device 1 is sent to be stored on a Firefox server. After that, whenever one is signed in to the Firefox account on Device 1 and syncing is turned on, any changes to the bookmarks on Device 1 will "automatically" (but I don't know how quickly) end up being reflected in the set of bookmarks stored on the server. Fine so far.

In addition to Device 1 I have another device, Device 2 which has not been set up for Firefox Sync. It has its own set of bookmarks. Some of them are also on Device 1, some are not. I sign into my Firefox account on Device 2 and set up syncing on it. I follow the steps for doing this in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-set-sync-my-computer, “Connect additional devices to Sync.” I then click Sync Now. OK, now what happens?

1A. Do the bookmarks in Device 2 get added to the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server? 1B. Do the bookmarks NOT in Device 2 get deleted from the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server?

OR

2A. Do the bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 2? 2B. Do the bookmarks NOT stored in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 2?

After whatever transfers of bookmark between Device 2 and the Firefox Sync server take place, and assuming that I’m still signed in to my Firefox account on Device 1 and that syncing on that device is still turned on, what sort of transfers of bookmarks takes place between the new set of bookmarks stored in the Firefox Sync server and the set of bookmarks already on Device 1?

3A. Do the bookmarks then present in the Firefox Sync server get added to the bookmarks in Device 1? 3B. Do the bookmarks no longer in the Firefox Sync server get deleted from the bookmarks in Device 1?

Finally, what happens to the set of bookmarks in Device 1 and Device 2 if I’m simultaneously signed in to my Firefox account, syncing is turned on in both Devices 1 and 2, and a bookmark is a) added to either device OR b) deleted from either device?

I’m sorry this message is so long, but I’ve wanted to be clear about the things I don’t understand in regard to Firefox Sync. I’d really appreciate what anyone can say to help me clarify these points. Thanks so much.

Asked by lbecker 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago

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Downloading & opening .zip files

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded? Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player op… (read more)

How does one specify which program opens a .zip file after it is downloaded?

Presently, the download functions properly, but when I click on the file, VLC media player opens; have no idea why; how can I specify 7-zip File Manager instead?

Thank you. Appreciate.

Asked by Hikermann 2 weeks ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 weeks ago

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firefox only works in troubleshoot mode/ doesnt show websites and settings

hey folks, since today firefox wont load any websites out of troubleshoot mode. not even settings/ about:config. if i open a page in a new tab it just stays blank and not… (read more)

hey folks,

since today firefox wont load any websites out of troubleshoot mode. not even settings/ about:config. if i open a page in a new tab it just stays blank and nothing is happening.

in troubleshoot mode i turned off hardware acceleration - nothing changed after restart. i updated the runtime file "Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022", which is suggested in different help-posts, i deactivated all addons, i created a new profile and also tried an imported one from eralier today - so far nothing has worked.

i also reinstalled firefox with version 99/ version 101 two times, after i cleared %APPDATA%-data.

im also just using windows defender as antivir.

please elp, i'm out of ideas.

Asked by smidyev 3 weeks ago

Answered by ramiroreywar 2 weeks ago

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Microsoft update KB4474419

Hi there , I am interested to know if Mozilla support group is aware of the problem Microsoft update KB4474419 causes? I am running widows 7 sp1. I installed the update a… (read more)

Hi there , I am interested to know if Mozilla support group is aware of the problem Microsoft update KB4474419 causes? I am running widows 7 sp1. I installed the update as you mentioned in your Firefox 100 release notes. After reboot , I got a beep and a black screen - win 7 won't start. I had to find a way to delete the update so I could boot my system back. I asked few of my colleagues that use the same OS and they experienced the exact same problem. Surfing the web , makes it quite clear - this update is faulty and not compatible with win 7 as Microsoft claims. I would like to get a straight answer - can I update my FF99 to FF100 , without the notorious KB4474419 , or , as of FF100 , win7 sp1 is no longer applicable to Firefox ? Thanks. look4

Asked by look4 3 weeks ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 weeks ago

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Websites loading e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y slow on version 101.0

Upgraded to version 101.0 after getting the pop-up prompt and now every site I visit is taking at least twice as long to load and display compared to yesterday. (Even th… (read more)

Upgraded to version 101.0 after getting the pop-up prompt and now every site I visit is taking at least twice as long to load and display compared to yesterday. (Even this support site!)

It has to be something in this release and not my connection, because:

  • My mail client is completely unaffected and is behaving normally.
  • I tried accessing the sites that were loading/displaying slowest using Opera, and they loaded as fast as they had in Firefox previously.
  • Nothing else that uses my internet connection is working any differently than yesterday.

I also cleared the Firefox cache. No improvement.

It's not my add-ons because the only one I have installed is uBlock, which is recommended in various help articles here at the support site.

Nothing in the knowledge base has proven helpful.

Is anyone else having this problem? Is there some tweak I need to make in about:config to fix this? Or is this another case of "wait until the next release", yet again???

Asked by Kymber 3 weeks ago

Answered by Kymber 3 weeks ago

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my Router page, times out can't log-in no problems connecting to the Internet’ in ‘Firefox’

I have been trying to log on to my router page for months! I was able to log-on once only. I have tried everything, with no luck. It seem as though Firefox is using AI w… (read more)

I have been trying to log on to my router page for months! I was able to log-on once only. I have tried everything, with no luck. It seem as though Firefox is using AI within the browser for certain things... Why isn't there a better way to log-in to the Browser Page for using your router? it should not be so complicate being that many people use them.

Asked by Amazon13 3 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

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Terrible font rendering in v101

Lighter fonts (from multiple families, and on multiple websites) are rendered so poorly they are barely legible. I already tried disabled performance settings, and turni… (read more)

Lighter fonts (from multiple families, and on multiple websites) are rendered so poorly they are barely legible.

I already tried disabled performance settings, and turning off ClearType in Windows (it barely had any effect)

How do we fix this?

Asked by Chad Reitsma 3 weeks ago

Answered by Chad Reitsma 2 weeks ago

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My self-signed *.local.dev wildcard SSL no longer works in v101.0

After upgrading to v101, Firefox no longer recognizes my Self-signed wildcard SSL for *.local.dev. Before you tell me not to use the .dev domain, I am aware that Google o… (read more)

After upgrading to v101, Firefox no longer recognizes my Self-signed wildcard SSL for *.local.dev.

Before you tell me not to use the .dev domain, I am aware that Google owns it and we're technically not supposed to do local development with the *.local.dev domain.

I have already tried the following: 1. Set network.stricttransportsecurity.preloadlist to FALSE, and everything was working perfectly fine before v101 2. imported the server.crt into Trusted Root Authorities in Windows, and also imported it in the Certificate manager in Firefox. 3. Tried other wildcard local domains like *.test.site, *.local.ddev and these don't work either.

I even tried following recent guides to issue a new certificate with openssl and SAN, and it still doesn't work.

Screenshot of wildcard SSL attached.

Asked by Chad Reitsma 3 weeks ago

Answered by Chad Reitsma 2 weeks ago

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64 bit Windows

I just ran "C Cleaner" to clean my computer. At the end, it said to ask the browser if there is a 64 bit Windows compatible version available? It takes 21 seconds to open… (read more)

I just ran "C Cleaner" to clean my computer. At the end, it said to ask the browser if there is a 64 bit Windows compatible version available? It takes 21 seconds to open my browser. That seems like a long time. The message went like this "\??\C:\ Program Files(x86)\MozillaFirefox\firefox.exe" How do I know what version of Firefox I am using?

Asked by jnet620 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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clear cookies for a specific website.

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to… (read more)

Hi there; I like Firefox and I always recommend it to others, please keep it the way it was, simply good privacy and easy to use and work with. It used to was possible to clear cookies for a specific website but now it's gone! and I can't figure out how can I delete/clear cookies for a specific website! I think even if there is a way to do this, you've made it so complicated! it was easy, just click on setting icon next to website address in address bar and clear cookies! once I tried this and it took me to other pages and ended up to clearing all my cookies in entire Firefox! and this made difficulties for me to find all my username and passwords and enter them one by one...

Please make it simple as before. Thanks.

Asked by huios1 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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getting rid of dropdown menu

Hi guys, lately with one of the updates to firefox I've had something new crop up and I desperately want to get rid of it. When I save something from the internet to my c… (read more)

Hi guys, lately with one of the updates to firefox I've had something new crop up and I desperately want to get rid of it. When I save something from the internet to my computer there is a dropdown box that shows up from the downloads icon, which is on my address bar. (I'm assuming this is firefox and not windows.) It just annoys me and sometimes gets in the way. Help please?

Asked by happyfrog 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 4 weeks ago

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NewCookie Blocker

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scamme… (read more)

When I opened Firefox this morning I was asked if I wanted to install the new cookie blocker. Now I am unable to access my employers shift schedule web page. Was I scammed? Thanks for any help.

Asked by grnbmw 1 month ago

Answered by Terry 1 month ago

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How to unblock VTT files not being loaded into HTML video pages viewed on local disk?

I asked this question some time back here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1362859 I'm asking again to reframe the question. The problem is - if my experience… (read more)

I asked this question some time back here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1362859 I'm asking again to reframe the question. The problem is - if my experience is a guide to the rest of the world - VTT files (which are used to caption HTML video) are no longer read/loaded by Firefox when it is viewing the HTML file locally (i.e. file://). On the web they are loaded as expected. Presumably there's a security setting somewhere in Firefox that now refuses to load the VTTs locally. Maybe under Help > More troubleshooting information there is a setting to change to fix that?

Asked by roberto32 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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New Tab customization in firefox 99

hello there , I am posting this question for the second time since I can't see the previous one anywhere. Can someone help me with css to customize the New Tab top-sites… (read more)

hello there , I am posting this question for the second time since I can't see the previous one anywhere. Can someone help me with css to customize the New Tab top-sites(shortcuts) labels. I would like to change the font-size and color of the labels. My previous userContent.css does not work since FF94. Hope there is a way. look4

Asked by look4 1 month ago

Answered by look4 4 weeks ago

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How do i modify Clear Recent History's entries for time to add 5 minutes or 1 minute?

i need to know how to edit the firefox list of "clear recent history" items to add 5 minute and 1 minute options or where i can submit a feature request, or bug request a… (read more)

i need to know how to edit the firefox list of "clear recent history" items to add 5 minute and 1 minute options or where i can submit a feature request, or bug request as every feature is a bug and every bug a feature

Asked by Frogz 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Resources (JS, images, etc) only partially load unless bypassing cache after Firefox v100.0.2 update?

When I load a page the first time, everything loads normally. Then if I refresh the page with CTRL-R, resources on the page (such as .js files) very often (seemingly 75%… (read more)

When I load a page the first time, everything loads normally. Then if I refresh the page with CTRL-R, resources on the page (such as .js files) very often (seemingly 75% of the time) only partially load and therefore parse errors occur in the console. To reload a page, I have to hit CTRL-SHIFT-R to bypass cache and then the page loads normally again. I can also just launch the page in a private window (this loads properly), close the window and launch it again in another private window (this loads perfectly still) but it's becoming a chore to juggle with private windows only to reload a page I'm working on. I can see the resources loaded under the NETWORK tab in the console but they don't seem to be available to the page renderer or something.

Is this a bug in v100.0.2 or was I only having a bad weekend and all of this is just a random glitch that will go away soon? I've never had a problem like this with any previous Firefox releases (even v100.0) and I've used FF for approximately 15 years. It immediately began to happen after the v100.0.2 update!

What I have done so far:

- Exit out of Firefox and launch it again. - Rebooted the computer. - Site Information > Clear Cookies & Site Data - Waited 2 days for another FF release in case this was a bug and it rapidly got fixed (no update rolled out since). - Help > More Troubleshooting Information > Clear Startup Cache

Am I going crazy or?

Asked by mozilla342 1 month ago

Answered by mozilla342 1 month ago