When clicking "open link in new tab" Firefox sometimes opens in new window instead

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF la… (read more)

When I open a first Firefox instance from taskbar in Windows 10, if I do a Google search then right click on any of the results, then select "Open Link in New Tab", FF lalways opens that link in a new window, not a new tab as requested. The new window takes up the right hand half of my display which means I have to manually size it larger or maximize it. This behavior continues as long as I use the first FF window to open any links - they never open in a tab of the original window and only create lots of windows - this is very hard to deal with IMHO. Now here's the weird part - If I use one of the new windows, then FF behaves just as it should. Do a Google search and all links can be opened in new tabs in the new window, as requested. I did not notice this strange behavior until about April 10 when I believe I accepted a new update to FF.

Asked by qtluom 3 hours ago

Last reply by qtluom 8 seconds ago

Problem with printing pdf files from Mozilla Firefox

Hi Team We have a problem with printouts, i.e. when we have a generated printout and it is opened by the built-in pdf viewer in ff, then after clicking print, the spooler… (read more)

Hi Team

We have a problem with printouts, i.e. when we have a generated printout and it is opened by the built-in pdf viewer in ff, then after clicking print, the spooler becomes clogged and the pdf file weighs almost 100 Mb. There are no such problems when opening the file with the installed Acrobar Reader DC application. A request for information on what may be the cause of this condition. I would like to add that this is the VDA VMware Horizon version 7.10. The Mozilla Firefox browser in the picture is 78.0.2 esr 64 bit.

Kind Regards, Mateusz Jędrzejewski E: mateusz.jedrzejewski@pkobp.pl

Asked by mateusz.jedrzejewski 18 hours ago

Last reply by mateusz.jedrzejewski 3 minutes ago

Right click "copy image location" is gone, gone, gone ...

For years I've been right clicking on memes and GIFs, selecting "copy image location," and pasting it in a forum on a website. I know there are other ways of accomplishin… (read more)

For years I've been right clicking on memes and GIFs, selecting "copy image location," and pasting it in a forum on a website. I know there are other ways of accomplishing this but losing the ease factor of "copy image location" is AWFUL. In retrospect, the simplicity of it was breathtaking. Does anyone know the possibility of its return in an update?

Asked by stylecramp1 28 minutes ago

can't sign in to one of my google accounts, but I can on another

one of my google accounts, which I have been able to sign in through firefox for years, suddenly started giving me an error message after entering my email address on the… (read more)

one of my google accounts, which I have been able to sign in through firefox for years, suddenly started giving me an error message after entering my email address on the google sign in page. I have another google account and I'm able to sign i using firefox just fine. The error message given is:

This browser or app may not be secure. Learn more Try using a different browser. If you’re already using a supported browser, you can refresh your screen and try again to sign in.

I'm using a windows 7 box and Firefox 85.0.2.

I'm able to sign in just fine when I use google chrome. I've cleared cache and data in the browser. I'm not sure what else to try. Any suggestions? Any other information I can provide to help identify the problem?

Asked by vseavello 1 week ago

Last reply by vseavello 49 minutes ago

Can I recover my Firefox Bookmarks

Unfortunately my main desktop computer decided it no longer wants to boot up. I was using Firefox as my browser and would like to know if there is some way I can get all … (read more)

Unfortunately my main desktop computer decided it no longer wants to boot up. I was using Firefox as my browser and would like to know if there is some way I can get all my bookmarks back. I have a second desktop computer and was wondering if I opened a Firefox account on that computer and then signed in with the same email and password, would I be able to see all my bookmarks or am I simply out of luck?

Thank you for your help--Matt

Asked by mcmlekush 48 minutes ago

Downloading attachments causes email to close and return to inbox - how to stop this?

Every time I try to download attachments, the original email closes and I am returned to the inbox. Not so much of a problem if I am working from the inbox, but an absolu… (read more)

Every time I try to download attachments, the original email closes and I am returned to the inbox. Not so much of a problem if I am working from the inbox, but an absolute pain when I am working from sub-folders.

How can I stop this?

Thanks,

Shaun.

Asked by Shaun D. McLewin 55 minutes ago

refresh firefox

in previous versions when you refreshed firefox it would send a file to my desktop where it gave the add on so you would not lose them it gave the data file now it do… (read more)

in previous versions when you refreshed firefox it would send a file to my desktop where it gave the add on so you would not lose them it gave the data file now it does not how do i get them back.? See example below the new version no longer has that option

so now  i will lose bookmarks and extentions

Asked by Mary 1 hour ago

How can I create hotkeys/abbreviations for autocompleting full words & phrases for repetitive text, ie email addresses, etc.?

Answer the question "How can I create hotkeys/ special abbreviations for autocompleting full words & phrases for repetitive text (NOT for autofill on forms which I un… (read more)

Answer the question "How can I create hotkeys/ special abbreviations for autocompleting full words & phrases for repetitive text (NOT for autofill on forms which I understand), ie email addresses in FF, etc.?

Apologies if this has a tech name I am not familiar with.

Asked by TADDSTER 1 hour ago

Grumpy old fogey says why not leave what is working work...

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought… (read more)

I am an old fart (76) and had firefox reasonably set up and nor this tired old brain must remember how it was and how to jump through the hoops that the juveniles thought as better... Give me a break !! the complaint I had which I found a workaround was to DELETE up to 1G of cookies so I had a little usable ram and space on my HDD... Some of the cookies were HUGE... My OS has been Linux mint or other flavours of Linux since about 1990 and used to boot in less than 20 seconds, then it would load the previous days applications where I left off in another 10 seconds... Now, judging by the sixes of the files downloaded to refresh Firefox you are writing BLOATWARE WTF... Why do you think I would not touch Intel & windoze? DAZE of compulsory Amerikan speling & corporate spying are numbered if this keeps deteriorating... 20,000 cookies a day? and how big is the file to install firefox... That is what I call BLOATWARE...

I watch informative YT but when it gets boringly repetitive I just scan what is force fed in the vain hope I will spot something of interest... 90% is crap, or dumb'ed down BS to find a few paste jewels...

My brain is somewhat addled with Dementia, and afflicted with aspects of Asperger's Syndrome, Bi polar disorder... Give me a break Please...

Asked by Brian Ballard 3 hours ago

Firefox Sync requires a verification code from your email, but the password to my email account is ON MY FIREFOX ACCOUNT.

I have firefox sync set up because I have to reset my computer sometimes, for personal reasons. However, upon logging into your firefox account to sync the data, it requi… (read more)

I have firefox sync set up because I have to reset my computer sometimes, for personal reasons. However, upon logging into your firefox account to sync the data, it requires a code from the email account. BUT, the password to my email account is on the firefox account I'm trying to sign into, meaning I can't sign into my email to get the code to sign into firefox. I had to make a new account (the one I'm using now) in order to ask a question about it. Please help as soon as possible.

Asked by orionwolf38 3 hours ago

Pandora

Pandora is not playing on firefox 88 64 bit cleared cookies and cache made pandora and exception on FF and my virus software restarted computer plays just fine in chrome … (read more)

Pandora is not playing on firefox 88 64 bit cleared cookies and cache made pandora and exception on FF and my virus software restarted computer plays just fine in chrome

Asked by bcoolack 21 hours ago

Last reply by bcoolack 5 hours ago

Firefox 88 has mouse wheel problems when zooming in Miro.com collaboration boards

Miro.com is an online collaborative whiteboard. When using the mouse, the scroll wheel is used by the site to zoom in/out of the whiteboard. As of Firefox 88, the speed a… (read more)

Miro.com is an online collaborative whiteboard. When using the mouse, the scroll wheel is used by the site to zoom in/out of the whiteboard. As of Firefox 88, the speed at which zoom occurs on this website when using the mouse wheel is much faster than in previous releases of Firefox, causing the zoom steps to be much too large too fast. This has made it difficult to use this site.

Note that I'm not talking about Firefox magnification zoom, but about how Firefox is passing mouse wheel information to the Miro.com website for use in their whiteboard zoom feature.

Other users on the Miro community board are reporting they fixed this issue by reverting to Firefox 87:

https://community.miro.com/ask-the-community-45/i-want-to-wheel-zoom-in-smaller-steps-how-3526?postid=18974#post18974

Asked by john585 7 hours ago

awesomebar: allow narrow interpretation of search terms

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the n… (read more)

I have been a fan of the awesomebar for quite some time; tab selection using % enables progress after chaotic web surfing and bookmark searching using * circumvents the need of retracing already known websites. (I have removed suggestions and history though, I find that those are mostly in the way.)

One limitation for me as a programmer is that while searching for Python helps me find the correct bookmarks, including C in a search is not helpful, as a c anywhere in a bookmark will give a hit. This even goes for '.com'! The same problem occurs when searching for bookmarks in the bookmark library.

My suggested improvement would be to allow search terms to be interpreted narrowly. This could be done by adding quotes, for example "C" (single quotes could also work).

Is this already possible in some way? And if not, where would be the best place to suggest the improvement? [feedback page reads "Please check back soon"] ( and I'm not sure whether this suits the Bugzilla platform.

Asked by 1-dimensional_box 9 hours ago

secure connection failed error on all sites when using a vpn (Private internet access)

After Firefox update, secure connection failed error on all sites when using a vpn (Private internet access). Turning the VPN off allows all sites to load. What is going … (read more)

After Firefox update, secure connection failed error on all sites when using a vpn (Private internet access). Turning the VPN off allows all sites to load. What is going on?

Asked by bganderman 16 hours ago

Last reply by bganderman 10 hours ago

'Bookmark this page' is missing from Bookmarks dropdown menu

Firefox updated itself two days ago and now 'Bookmark this page' is no longer listed in the Bookmarks drop down menu. I want it replaced. Just as it was. LIKE THIS: Click… (read more)

Firefox updated itself two days ago and now 'Bookmark this page' is no longer listed in the Bookmarks drop down menu. I want it replaced. Just as it was. LIKE THIS: Click on Bookmarks, select 'Bookmark this page' or Edit this bookmark' , select 'Done'. Then I am finished with that particular bookmark. I know all about the "bookmark star" procedure - not interested. The question is simply how to put 'Bookmark this page' BACK WHERE IT WAS? In the 'Bookmarks' drop down menu. Nothing else, just this one thing. I have read too many post with out seeing a solution to this exact question that I and others are asking. Thanks for anyone's help

Asked by shawnaf 11 hours ago

Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 update April 21, 2021, crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any h… (read more)

The Widevine CDM 4.10.2209.1 plugin crashes every time in Firefox 78 browser. Was updated on April 21, 2021, maybe it's a bug? I'm not able to uninstall the plugin. Any help would be appreciated, thank you!

Asked by drewmmm 11 hours ago

What happened to view image and view video? I don't want to open them in a new tab.

Is there an option to get the old behavior back? When I'm browsing for reference images and I want to just have an image or video in a window I could just right click and… (read more)

Is there an option to get the old behavior back? When I'm browsing for reference images and I want to just have an image or video in a window I could just right click and use view image/video. Now it's open in a new tab.

You essentially just added one useless click to the whole thing which is me having to close the tab the image came from.

If you answer with, "You can just use copy image link and paste it in the same tab." You just turned what was right click then left click into right click, left click, move mouse over, click to highlight the address, ctrl+v

When I have to do this to hundreds of images every day, every single little click counts.

So, can I restore the old and better functionally? And really, when you do these changes, give an option to keep the old method or keep both.... Gesh...

Asked by Soulwynd 11 hours ago