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Firefox deletes saved passwords when forgetting a website

Previously I used to use "Forget This Website" from the History panel to quickly clear the history of a specific website. But it was not deleting it's saved passwords. No… (read more)

Previously I used to use "Forget This Website" from the History panel to quickly clear the history of a specific website. But it was not deleting it's saved passwords. Now I realize, that when I Forget a Website, it actually does delete the saved passwords too. I am confused now. Was this behavior always like this? can it be that because I have Sync on several devices, the deleted password gets restored somehow? I would like to be able to forget a website without loosing it's login details...

Asked by Danas 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Firefox is unable to display Ä Ö Ü

Hello there. I have a 'funny' problem since last night. Fierfox in default mode is unable to display Ä Ö Ü on certain websites. It's a fresh installation without any Add… (read more)

Hello there. I have a 'funny' problem since last night. Fierfox in default mode is unable to display Ä Ö Ü on certain websites. It's a fresh installation without any Add-Ons. When entering troubleshooting mode it can display it. So the thing is: something is altering the displaymode of websites betwine modes.

where do I find the variables that do this in the config - or worse in the registry?

Asked by Yijare 1 week ago

Answered by Yijare 4 days ago

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bing search typing auto goes into address bar

I just updated to Firefox v.89.0. When I open up a new tab, I get my Bing search engine with a text box in the middle of the page. When I start typing in this text box,… (read more)

I just updated to Firefox v.89.0. When I open up a new tab, I get my Bing search engine with a text box in the middle of the page. When I start typing in this text box, my typing automatically goes instead into the address text box. Prior to this version of Firefox, my typing stayed the in Bing (or Google, etc.) search text box. I've tried to look up solutions which sent me to About:config keyword.enabled and other settings but nothing I've tried fixes this problem. I want my search in the larger (Bing) search text box, not in the address (urlbar) text box which is much smaller text. As I said, prior to this version of FIrefox, my typing stayed in the search text box and didn't automatically get moved into the address text box. Please advise.

Asked by Khasar 6 days ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 6 days ago

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getUserMedia returns NotFoundError on one macbook, but on another works fine

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({ audio: true }) returns NotFoundError in FireFox Desktop for MacOS. but on another macbooks it works fine. what's wrong? … (read more)

navigator.mediaDevices.getUserMedia({ audio: true }) returns NotFoundError in FireFox Desktop for MacOS.

but on another macbooks it works fine. what's wrong?

Asked by crom83 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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FF89 Tiny Font Size

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read. Facebook… (read more)

Ever since upgrading to FF89, some websites don't increase the font size when I zoom in using ctrl+mouse wheel. The default seems like 9px, really hard to read.

Facebook is a culprit. Also OctoPi, a local service. Facebook, at least, uses rem units. Doesn't react to zooming in.

Debian 10 Buster

Asked by Tim Finley 1 week ago

Answered by Tim Finley 5 days ago

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firefox diplayed hard to see or use.

Weird firefox display is blurry, and opaque. Blurryness moves with mouse pointer but random. Any window underneath bleeds through and distorts. Application menu can't b… (read more)

Weird firefox display is blurry, and opaque. Blurryness moves with mouse pointer but random. Any window underneath bleeds through and distorts. Application menu can't be read unless bottom of application window raised above menu dropdown. Using linux mint 20.1 Mate 1.24 desktop. Firefox version 89.0. Nvidia geforce RTX2017 GPU

Asked by davidbspacecamp 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Web Pages Are Black

Sites have black pages and can't read the text without highlighting all. Example - shopping at Boots. The pages come up black and you can't see product details, without … (read more)

Sites have black pages and can't read the text without highlighting all. Example - shopping at Boots. The pages come up black and you can't see product details, without highlighting all to read the text. Same for John Lewis and other sites. Background is black. MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.6 (17G14042) Latest Firefox Browser Anyone know why?

Asked by RegMahony 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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deleted all my tabs and bookmarks

This new 'update' has just caused me to lose all my tabs and bookmarks. The new version is c**p and it is awful. I went to the page to install the previous version I like… (read more)

This new 'update' has just caused me to lose all my tabs and bookmarks. The new version is c**p and it is awful. I went to the page to install the previous version I liked and worked perfectly and when I installed I now have none of my tabs and bookmarks. My pc is nearly unusable and I am now out of business until I can get them back if I can. It will be months to try to get back to where I was and will never get all of what I had. Is there any way to fix this? I need help immediately.

Asked by helpful55 2 weeks ago

Answered by gsfc12 2 weeks ago

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When I start typing in my search window it now jumps up to the address bar. How do I stop that?

When I open a new tab I get a blank page with a search bar in the middle. I like that. But now when I begin typing in the search bar it jumps up to the address bar. My… (read more)

When I open a new tab I get a blank page with a search bar in the middle. I like that. But now when I begin typing in the search bar it jumps up to the address bar. My monitor is so big it is not in a position for me to see very well. I don't want my searches to jump up to the address bar.

How do I stop this?

Asked by netdahee 1 week ago

Answered by Franz_von_Suppe 1 week ago

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Somehow, Amazon became my primary browser even though SETUP says it is FIREFOX

Somehow, Amazon became my primary browser and I do not know how to change it to FIREFOX. SETUP says it is FIREFOX but every new tab I start wants to search via Amazon. … (read more)

Somehow, Amazon became my primary browser and I do not know how to change it to FIREFOX. SETUP says it is FIREFOX but every new tab I start wants to search via Amazon. Please help.

Asked by raem.kauai 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

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Bold font on web forma, log ins, pdfs

Since the most recent update to 89.0 opening pdfs in the browser, some websites and all log-in areas are using a super bold, unreadable font. PDFs also print out with thi… (read more)

Since the most recent update to 89.0 opening pdfs in the browser, some websites and all log-in areas are using a super bold, unreadable font. PDFs also print out with this font. I tried changing the font manually, and both checking and unchecking the "Allow pages to choose their own fonts, instead of your selections above" box, but it doesn't help. I have no plugins installled This is the Facebook log in for example. The font is so poor you can't tell the 'i' from a lower case 'l'. The pdf sample is from opening it in the browser. If I download it instead, it opens in a normal, readable font. How can I fix this?

Asked by cfillion2 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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It appears we are going to COPY EDGE, CHROME in the double use of the URL ADDRESS BAR for "Searching" too?

In SETTINGS I do not see another "option" of this "dumb" feature like Firefox has used for decades? I PREFER the SEARCH BAR as it will KEEP my SEARCH 'script' if I get … (read more)

In SETTINGS I do not see another "option" of this "dumb" feature like Firefox has used for decades? I PREFER the SEARCH BAR as it will KEEP my SEARCH 'script' if I get a search not wanted. Then all I have to do is "modify" the SEARCH TEXT and search again. I am trying to get use to typing my SEARCH in the SEARCH bar on the FIREFOX Main screen but is getting hard to break DECADE old habits since I started using FIREFOX after I gave up on 'NAVIGATOR' a 'few' decades back? OK, I am 'ole fashioned' sometimes... I never believed in "change" for "change SAKE". AM I missing something in SETTINGS that SHOULD ALLOW us to choose the NEW WAY OR THE OLD WAY for at least awhile. I would have these issues IF I knew the way to fond, use an older PROFILE as I would still be using versions in the early 80's.

Asked by jagman55 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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how to allow popups in my browser?

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on thi… (read more)

I made a payment online, & when I tried to print a receipt I got a notice that the popup was blocked. How do I unblock that? I wasn't aware that I have a block on this browser. Thanks for your help!

Asked by pcarson77 1 week ago

Answered by Fredrick 6 days ago

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I can't log into any Google accounts after Firefox update to 89.0

Firefox did an update to their 89.0 version and now I can't log into any Google accounts (or any emails at all) using the Firefox browser. The reset button on my browser… (read more)

Firefox did an update to their 89.0 version and now I can't log into any Google accounts (or any emails at all) using the Firefox browser. The reset button on my browser will quickly flicker once and nothing else happens. When I use other browsers, I am able to get into my Google accounts and other email systems that are not Firefox/gmail.

Asked by derekjmccoy8125 2 weeks ago

Answered by derekjmccoy8125 6 days ago

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Search not working correctly in v89.0 (64 bit)

I recently updated Mozilla to v 80.0 (64 bit) I have Mozilla set so that it does not search from the address bar, and I use the optional search bar. When I create a new t… (read more)

I recently updated Mozilla to v 80.0 (64 bit) I have Mozilla set so that it does not search from the address bar, and I use the optional search bar.

When I create a new tab the default page contains a google search box, as per the attached screen shot. But if I type in that search box, the search term appears in the address bar, and then Mozilla tells me the address doesn't look right.

Why is the search term automatically entered in the address bar? Since I have the seaparate search bar my search term should appear there.

BTW I hate searching from the address bar. If I want to search I type it in the search box, or in the search box in new tab. Separating the search and address bars is one of my favorite features of Mozilla vs the other browsers.

Asked by davidcrighton99 6 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 days ago

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Firefox & Google Developer Profile Webpage

When trying to access the Google Developer Profile webpage on Firefox desktop, I encounter many errors. I can't sign in a lot of the times, sometimes I kind of get in bu… (read more)

When trying to access the Google Developer Profile webpage on Firefox desktop, I encounter many errors. I can't sign in a lot of the times, sometimes I kind of get in but it says my profile isn't finished even though it is. I ended up creating it with MS Edge and accessing it that way after I had done a couple of the Kotlin training exercises to make sure my progress was getting saved. Many other times I get a 404 message; the errors I get vary a bit.

I have even tried starting Firefox in safe mode just to disable all extensions and add-ons, still with no luck.

It is only with Firefox Desktop that I am having this issue. When I use my Android device and bring it up on Firefox mobile, I don't have any of these issues. I see my profile and badges just fine.

Asked by ACiotti 1 week ago

Answered by Seburo 6 days ago

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Firefox Bookmarks

Before several updates in the last year when you added a bookmark, you could choose what folder you wanted to add the bookmark. Now when you add a bookmark it places the … (read more)

Before several updates in the last year when you added a bookmark, you could choose what folder you wanted to add the bookmark.

Now when you add a bookmark it places the tab in the last bookmark selected. Once this is done then you have to select the bookmark and do a edit. At this point you can choose where you would like to store the book mark.

Is this a bug or was this intentional on the part of Mozilla? I find this is an unnecessary step and very annoying.

Asked by Rosecity 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Bookmarks

I guess I didn't make myself clear about book marks. When I click on Bookmarks the following is listed: Show Bookmarks Bookmark Current Tab Bookmark All Tabs Other Bookma… (read more)

I guess I didn't make myself clear about book marks.

When I click on Bookmarks the following is listed: Show Bookmarks Bookmark Current Tab Bookmark All Tabs Other Bookmark Then my list of bookmarks

When I bookmark a tab, I am not given a choice as to where I wish to put the bookmark. The tab is placed in whatever previous bookmark folder last saved. I then click on bookmarks again and then there is "edit bookmark". At this time when I do the edit I can choose where to place the bookmark. I understand how to edit a book mark.

The problem is you CAN NOT choose where to place the bookmark when you first bookmark a tab. You have to return to the bookmark and do an edit. Before several updates you could choose where to place the bookmark and not have to come back and do an edit to get the bookmark in the desired folder.

My original question was is this a bug or was this method intentional leaving out being able to choose without have to do an edit after the fact?

By the way there is NO blue start showing when I do an edit. It may be because I am using a Mac.

Asked by Rosecity 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Menu Bar Colour

Good morning. My Firefox appears to have updated overnight and now my menu bar is a light grey colour instead of it's original black. I want to reset the menu bar colour … (read more)

Good morning. My Firefox appears to have updated overnight and now my menu bar is a light grey colour instead of it's original black. I want to reset the menu bar colour to black because I now have no contrast between it and my tabs. I have searched the help articles but none of them tells me how to do this. I am directed down the path: settings> extensions and themes> manage your themes.

Unfortunately I can see no way to 'manage' this theme. I would mention that I am a native English speaker but any so called 'discussion' of this issue uses what I call 'geek-speak' which is unintelligible to a non IT professional.

I would be most grateful for someone to explain to me in simple terms (ie keystroke by keystroke) how to re-set my menu bar colour to black, whilst noting that the text for (file, edit,view etc) needs to then be white rather than the pale grey which it has become.

As an after thought, does anyone know which developer it is that thinks it a good idea to mess with my original view settings during an update. It is NOT helpful and, quite frankly, really annoying.

Many thanks in advance to you wizards out there Chris

Asked by Chris 1 week ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 week ago