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No toolbar - the upper menu bar the should say "firefox"

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why i… (read more)

All my other applications and browser apps show a "toolbar", the uppermost edge of my screen, with "Firefox" and bookmarks, etc. It is just gone. I can't figure out why it is not showing up or available. I am not in full screen mode, although that hides the bar on top also. Mac OS 10.11.6, preferences says latest available update, although I cant tell because I can't set the "About" Firefox button.

Asked by davidsamish 9 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 7 hours ago

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2 ? Re; Upcoming Forced Change From FF 78.15 0esr to 91

Two questions re: the forced update from 78.15 to 91. 1: Will all bookmarks, and all other settings be retained? Is there a form of recommended backup in case of problem… (read more)

Two questions re: the forced update from 78.15 to 91.

1: Will all bookmarks, and all other settings be retained? Is there a form of recommended backup in case of problems (I currently use MozBackup, still)

2: Will the "Bookmark Tab Here" add-on work with 91? I need a user friendly bookmarking system, which was the reason I stayed with ESR in the first place.

Asked by dougjp 13 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 12 hours ago

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Enabling addons on per website basis

Hi, I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet. This is imho a big flaw in the privac… (read more)

Hi,

I found some discussion related (https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/disable-add-ons-on-specific-website/33693) but no solution yet.

This is imho a big flaw in the privacy of users.

There are trivial cases, for example if I use a YouTube downloader plugin, I obviously want it to monitor my browsing ONLY when I'm on youtube.com...

And there are some critical cases: when I browse my web banking, or when I go on some trading website, I don't want my financial operations to be at risk because of an add-on that is very useful everywhere but on those site.

However, I don't want to exclude all the add-ons for those website too, that would be just too much.

I think there's already a coding base in place, since you can disable each add-on when using private windows. This could be enhanced by having a system of whitelist/blacklist instead. And this feature would actually make more sense than using a private window.

Another way would be to have this feature on per container, instead of per website, than would work well too.

People have different activities, and some requires useful plugins, that are very specific. I mean Keepass's add-on (for example) is useful everywhere, but many add-ons are related to one activity at a time.

For example, if I'm a marketer and want to analyze website, I'll use add-ons for having stats on metadata or keywords or even real time reports from Alexa or from AliExpress, etc...

But when I'm reading my email, I'm not happy those add-ons can see my data.

That would be tedious to disable all those plugins every time I change activity, especially since we are productive humans so obviously we need to alternate those activities doing multitask all the time.

And the private window option is not flexible enough for that kind of multitasking, when containers are.

I hope this helps everyone understand clearly why I think my request is not only a real user need, but also currently a flaw in users privacy since most people will not trade the comfort of their add-ons for some privacy concern they don't always understand...

I know this is some kind of feature request more than ask for help, but https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/FirefoxInput/ is out of service so I don't know where to address my concern here.

Thanks for helping me pushing this idea forward.

Asked by Stopi 2 weeks ago

Answered by Seburo 2 weeks ago

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Sync issues

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the … (read more)

I don't have any account icon in my tool bar and no option to sync. I try to login/sign up to sync through this page https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/sync/ and the loading icon just spins and spins and spins and spins and spins for.ev.er. Please help. I just want my browser to sync on different devices.

Asked by april.ross 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Firefox 78 (Debian Stable) cannot access certain websites other browsers can

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found … (read more)

Hello, I'm running Firefox 78 on fresh Debian Stable installation and I cannot access certain websites. I followed step-by-step the instructions by Mozilla Support found here, with no result. Of course, I tried completely uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox, renaming .mozilla folder to create a new settings folder, deleting .cache/mozilla etc. I use no proxy, and I can visit all those certain websites form other browsers of this installation. And I'm looking for a solution for more than 2 weeks now. Any help is welcome!

Asked by johnservetas 3 weeks ago

Answered by johnservetas 2 weeks ago

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Firefox ESR old version vs new version

Please I would like to know Firefox ESR old version is for large organizations like universities and businesses? Please I would like to know Firefox ESR new version is fo… (read more)

Please I would like to know Firefox ESR old version is for large organizations like universities and businesses? Please I would like to know Firefox ESR new version is for small businesses?

Asked by f23948 4 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action?

Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action? … (read more)

Firefox continually prevents sfgate.com from reloading. This is a legitimate site I subscribe to. How can I disable this Firefox action?

Asked by tomd67 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Firefox causes flicking screen.

Hello, It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am n… (read more)

Hello,

It is suspected that latest version of Firefox version 78.11.0esr (64-bit) is causing operathing systems to crash. I have not seen it on Windows platform as I am not using it. Platforms I am using are OSX and XUbuntu. The error occurs lingering on a site for a very long time. First it starts getting screen graphic errors like, some pixels are not being updated correctly. Then after a while screen starts to flicker, in a massive state, like the graphic processor is broken. In some cases with command key strokes one is able to kill Firefox, screen is back to normal and one can continue working. Facebook is the site that most commonly is causing error, but there are also other sites.

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Asked by rodieki 4 months ago

Answered by rodieki 1 month ago

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"Say hello to a new firefox" theme options configuration

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now. I expected that I would then be able to go i… (read more)

I have just installed 91.1 ESR. On opening the first time I am offered to "Choose a theme" or "Not now". I chose Not now.

I expected that I would then be able to go into the settings menu somewhere and find the options:

  • Streamlined Toolbar and menus
  • Modern tabs
  • Fresh icons and clearer messages

I do not find these under Settings nor under the installed Themes. I'm not even sure these are a Theme as much of a Style??

Any help on this is appreciated. Searching the title was of no help.

Asked by RangerZ 1 month ago

Answered by RangerZ 1 month ago

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ESR Release Schedules\Time Lines (78=>91)

We are running FF ESR 78.14.0. I see that ESR 91.1 is now out. I have seen this article on Firefox ESR release cycle, but not able to find out what the schedule is (ie o… (read more)

We are running FF ESR 78.14.0. I see that ESR 91.1 is now out. I have seen this article on Firefox ESR release cycle, but not able to find out what the schedule is (ie overlap) for 78 and 91 releases. I am trying to do some upgrade planning. I expect 91.2 will auto upgrade and like to know how soon, otherwise I may need to manual update machines.

It would be nice if this page could be kept up to date for the relevant releases.

Driving the question is a specific issue with QuickBooks Payments not working in 78, which I am assuming has to do with something they consider obsolete security wise.

Asked by RangerZ 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Can we control Firefox Home Page Button from Javascript or better way to control it ?

Hi, We facing critical scenario of the our application. I tried to click on Firefox home page button after that i passing specific application URL from browser's search o… (read more)

Hi,

We facing critical scenario of the our application. I tried to click on Firefox home page button after that i passing specific application URL from browser's search option. Then we navigate to dashboard page.

Can we destroy session or remove session data, when we click on homepage button of Firefox? Because we going to completely out of the application when we click on Firefox home page button. And session is still there. I not able to handle during on this process.

Please guide me or provide better way...

Thanks,

Asked by vvineet187 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

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Bookmarks folders flattening when restoring from backup

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly f… (read more)

Until sometime around earlier this year, I was able to use "Import bookmarks from HTML" between different PCs/laptops, and it would always restore everything flawlessly from that backup file: all folders intact, and every single bookmark in the exact order it's been for about 14 years.

But now, whenever I use the Import feature, all folders are flattened/emptied and everything goes into alphabetical order. No matter what I do, they will not load in my uniquely crafted order (based on the sidebar, which I use exclusively). Everything goes into a single unmanageable lump in Bookmarks Menu.

Restoring from JSON makes no difference.

Versions tested from 78ESR all the way to 91. At one point, I went back to 88 and it worked fine for a day or two, but then didn't.

Asked by DanEvs 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Printing to PDF

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a diff… (read more)

My wife works on her Firefox browser. She can't print (nor preview) to PDF. Yet she can do this on a Safari or Chrome browser. I share the same computer, but using a different account. I have no problem printing/previewing to PDF on my Firefox browser, when using my account. This problem is not recent.

We use a Mac mini (2018), macOs BigSur 11.5.2, Firefox 78.13.0esr (64-bit)

Thank you for helping with this problem.

Derrick Melbourne, Australia

Asked by derrickbui 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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How to make Firefox ask before closing?

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - de… (read more)

in about:config page the options: browser.tabs.warnOnClose (true - default) browser.tabs.warnOnCloseOtherTabs (true - default) browser.sessionstore.warnOnQuit (false - default) browser.warnOnQuit true (true - default)

But when i do Ctrl+q accidentally, it closes the only Firefox window i have. This window has many tabs open. Yes it restore next time, but i want FF to ask me before closing it.

FF 84.0.1 Arch Linux

Asked by #367259 9 months ago

Answered by #367259 9 months ago

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website content incorrect

all of a sudden some website do not show all characters anymore (see attached image). I have tried all trouble shooting from mozilla. Can anyone help me? many thanks, bar… (read more)

all of a sudden some website do not show all characters anymore (see attached image). I have tried all trouble shooting from mozilla. Can anyone help me? many thanks, bart

Asked by bart.myrthe 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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History Clearing

Greetings, I have FF version 90.0.2 64bit when i go into settings to clear my history everything,the history still shows up on my address bar Regards, Dabonz … (read more)

Greetings,

I have FF version 90.0.2 64bit when i go into settings to clear my history everything,the history still shows up on my address bar

Regards, Dabonz

Asked by dabonz 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Restore tab keyboard shortcut not working

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The sh… (read more)

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The shortcut simply does nothing at all. It is frustrating as sometimes I close a tab by accident and then I have to go through the whole process clicking to find it instead of being able to bring it back up in half the time using the shortcut. I am on firefox 90.0.

Asked by kats4eva 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago