How can I slim down my Firefox Profile?

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to sli… (read more)

I got a new computer and am moving my profile to new computer(W10 to W10). The old profile is 464MB, mostly in Storage/Default 234MB I think this is a lot and want to slim it down. I want to keep bookmarks and have it auto recall previous sites I have visited. Can I keep the bookmarks and auto recall, but delete some of the files? These files are big also, places.sqlite, webappstore.sqlite, favicons.sqlite Thank you very much.

Asked by HnLA 1 week ago

Last reply by HnLA 1 hour ago

other bookmarks

I have opted out of the studies then restarted my computer but still have that annoying other bookmarks folder on my bookmarks toolbar. Why won't this annoying uncalled f… (read more)

I have opted out of the studies then restarted my computer but still have that annoying other bookmarks folder on my bookmarks toolbar. Why won't this annoying uncalled for intrusion go away?

Asked by ccbsac 4 minutes ago

How can I delete the cloud sync data from an addon? (Multi Account Containers)

Hi, My Firefox sync data for a specific addon is messed up. I believe the temporary containers addon made Multi Account Containers addon to sync an insane amount of conta… (read more)

Hi,

My Firefox sync data for a specific addon is messed up. I believe the temporary containers addon made Multi Account Containers addon to sync an insane amount of containers, maxing up the sync storage. Now whenever I click to sync MAC, it downloads thousands of 'tmp' containers. It refuses to sync ever again, hence no matter how many times I fix it locally, if it ever syncs again, it downloads the thousands 'tmp' containers again. How can I delete the sync data for good?

Asked by Jon 41 minutes ago

firefox no credential after the log in

Firefox on mac everytime I clean the computer (twice a year) with clean my mac app, after my log in on firefox the browser have no credential saved inside. I solved the… (read more)

Firefox on mac everytime I clean the computer (twice a year) with clean my mac app, after my log in on firefox the browser have no credential saved inside. I solved the problem more than one year ago but I cannot find any solution this time after searching on the web. I think was about config kind of problem but not sure. I have my credentials on the other mac (laptop) saved.

What ever might be please: I am looking for a practical no geek language easy to understand step by step solution

Asap please

Thank you

Asked by zurghlightyear 48 minutes ago

With VPN on, I can't connect to new T-Mobile 5G home internet service

I have Mozilla VPN installed on my PC. I just began new home internet service with T-Mobile. The internet connection is great with the VPN off. As soon as I turn the V… (read more)

I have Mozilla VPN installed on my PC. I just began new home internet service with T-Mobile. The internet connection is great with the VPN off. As soon as I turn the VPN on, all internet functionality is lost until I turn the VPN off again. I want to use the VPN.

Are there settings in my computer I need to change? Or with the VPN?

Asked by craigrepo73 53 minutes ago

VLC extension to be used to open Freebox TV application on FREEBOX server?

First of all, my request concerns the "Free box TV" function or button or application of the Freebox server web interface running under OS version 4.2.7 with the default … (read more)

First of all, my request concerns the "Free box TV" function or button or application of the Freebox server web interface running under OS version 4.2.7 with the default browser Firefox 84.0.2 (64bits) which allows to watch or record freebox TV channels on PC. Malfunction observed: After uninstalling "Adob flash player" dated January 13,2021 and upon the requested installation of VLC 3.0.12 with web plugin, Mozilla plugin and Active X plugin activated, it is impossible to open the "Free box TV" function or button or application. Indeed a double click on this button invariably leads to the edition of the message: "impossible to watch TV, you must install " flash player "plugin (which no longer exists since January 12,2021)or the VLC plugin which is a NPAPI one (not allowed by Firefox). Everything happens as if the installation of VLC had not been detected. I tried with 2 other browsers: microsoft Edge and Avast secure browser with an identical malfunction NB: the VLC player works nominally and allows to read the TV network stream from the freebox server. Questions: Q1: Do I have to install the extension or the module "Open in VLC media player" in the Firefox browser in order to open the "Freebox TV" application? Q2: Do I have to wait for a further Freebox development of this function which would be based on HTML5? with my thanks

Asked by christian.bainier 1 hour ago

WebVR with Firefox and Radeon Graphics

How do I setup WebVR in Firefox for Oculus Rift with a Radeon Graphics card? Only info I can find about this is where they explain how to make it work for Oculus Rift wit… (read more)

How do I setup WebVR in Firefox for Oculus Rift with a Radeon Graphics card?

Only info I can find about this is where they explain how to make it work for Oculus Rift with Nvidia's Graphics card. I can't find any mention of AMD's stuff. I have AMD RX 5700.

One of those setup instructions says to download and install Firefox, allow unknown sources in Oculus Home (which I have done). And then it says this: "For PCs (especially laptops) using Nvidia chipsets, there are several methods of enabling the discrete GPU. One way is from the NVIDIA Control Panel: Load 3D Settings > Manage 3D Settings > Program Settings tab, and select Mozilla Firefox (firefox.exe) as the program to customize, and select “High-performance NVIDIA processor" as the preferred graphics processor. "

What if I have AMD Graphics? Am I unable to use a VR browser until I get an nvidia graphics card? Why is there no info about this anywhere????

Asked by pirinen.anatoli 1 hour ago

Other Bookmarks Full of Random Pages

Since the latest update, "Other Bookmarks" has taken up residence where I cannot remove it, so having never seen the folder before I decided to check it. Almost nothing i… (read more)

Since the latest update, "Other Bookmarks" has taken up residence where I cannot remove it, so having never seen the folder before I decided to check it. Almost nothing in there is bookmarks. Near every page saved to the "Other Bookmarks" folder is a seemingly random page from my history (deleted and not) up to within a recent few months, which it then becomes my actual primary bookmarks (which I'll have to move, great to know my bookmarks started getting saved to a different folder). Is this meant to serve as an invasive ~highlights from your history~ a la your homepage thumbnails when none are pinned? Or is it some kind of absolutely wacky error with it trying to stuff my history into bookmarks? I'll emphasize just so it's not mistaken, up until the last few pages, every single page saved in "Other Bookmarks" is a random page from my history in chronological order, they are NOT bookmarked and have no reason to be. What causes this and why is this even a thing?

Asked by Merrios 1 hour ago

RDP only shows a blank Firefox, in VMware console it works fine?

I have a VMware VM used as a desktop by a team and they've reported that Firefox only shows a blank screen. It doesn't respond to anything, if I click the burger and clic… (read more)

I have a VMware VM used as a desktop by a team and they've reported that Firefox only shows a blank screen. It doesn't respond to anything, if I click the burger and click options then it doesn't even open a new tab. And I can't even access about:config.

However I've discovered that if I access the desktop via the VMware console then FF works perfectly fine, if I RDP onto the desktop and run FF I get the behavior as I've described.

Even weirder...is if I launch the browser in an RDP session and then seize the session via the VMware console then the behavior stays there until I relaunch it.

And vice versa if I launch the browser in the vmware console and then log in via RDP the browser works perfectly fine until I relaunch it!

What could be causing this?!

I've tried: Disabling hardware acceleration Cleanly uninstalling Reinstalling both the latest version and latest ESR Removing my profile All resulted in in the same blank FF.

No other VM running FF is experiencing this issue, and I'm the only one with rights to modify things.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Asked by meshuggener 2 hours ago

Firefox keeps redirecting http to https, and I need to tell it not to for a specific site

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because acce… (read more)

I have an ssh tunnel that I am using to access an AWS ElasticSearch instance running in AWS, so that I can see Kibana in my browser. The tunnel is necessary because access is only allowed through a specific jump/gateway host that we have setup (this is very standard).

I used to be able to access this just fine with http://localhost:9200/_plugin/kibana But then ElasticSearch updated something to require that the 'HOST' header contain the original host, ie: search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Ok, no matter, I'll just add an entry to my hosts file: 127.0.0.1 search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com

Now, I can curl just fine, and using Chrome works just fine too: http://search-blahblahblahblah.us-east-1.es.amazonaws.com:9200/_plugin/kibana

But every time I try to use Firefox, it replaces the http with https, which obviously doesn't work because the tunnel is to port 80.


Yes, I realize that *.amazonaws.com is owned by Amazon and they have an SSL cert.

I have read a similar ticket, here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1209387 The acceptable answer in that ticket seemed to be to use a different domain for local development, which shouldn't be too hard to do, but in my case this is not a usable answer.

I should be able to override Firefox and tell it not to change a URL that I have put into it, at least for specific sites.

Asked by veqryn 4 hours ago

Last reply by veqryn 2 hours ago

The new print box

Mozilla has recently initiated a new format when one clicks on the "print" button while looking at emails and other pages. I can find no option for printing double sided… (read more)

Mozilla has recently initiated a new format when one clicks on the "print" button while looking at emails and other pages. I can find no option for printing double sided which I had before and cannot find a way back to my old "print" box

Asked by faireware 2 hours ago

Opening a hidden div with a button is not working with Mozilla Browsers while working with all other modern browsers

We have a web site which is working perfect with all other modern browsers except Mozilla's. For this reason we are redirecting the users ,who uses Mozilla browsers, to a… (read more)

We have a web site which is working perfect with all other modern browsers except Mozilla's. For this reason we are redirecting the users ,who uses Mozilla browsers, to another page that is saying Mozilla Browsers are not compatible with this web site and please use another browser. But this is not a good user experience and we need help about this problem. The problem is that; on a page there are divs which are hidden by default (with css 'display:none;'),and when a user clicks on a related button, a javascript function named as showhide give response and show the hidden div by making the related div unhidden ( with js command document.getElementById(arguments[0]).style.display = "block";) or on next click ( vice versa with js command document.getElementById(arguments[0]).style.display = "none";) This is working with all other modern browsers except Mozilla's. We tested this situation approximately for 6 months with the most up to date versions of Mozilla but nothing changed. Now we are using version 84.0.2 64 bit but nothing changed. We will be very glad if you can help us about this problem. With our best regards

Asked by okaracal 3 hours ago

Unable to successfully install FIrefox

When I download a fresh copy of firefox and attempt to install it, the install seems to go ok. But when I activate firefox, it just comes up with a blank page, I've tried… (read more)

When I download a fresh copy of firefox and attempt to install it, the install seems to go ok. But when I activate firefox, it just comes up with a blank page,

I've tried uninstalling it and re-installing it 3 times now.. Same result.

Asked by tenglema 3 hours ago

Random blocked pop=ups

I use familysearch.com regularly and from it I click through to ancestry.com, but sometime it randomly tells me that the pop-up is blocked, even though I've just accessed… (read more)

I use familysearch.com regularly and from it I click through to ancestry.com, but sometime it randomly tells me that the pop-up is blocked, even though I've just accessed the same sight 30 times in a row. What would cause this and how do I fix it? I check the settings and the "block pop-ups" is unchecked.

Asked by sandy.duffy 4 hours ago

How do I identify emails that need monitoring? I WAS using the 'RED FLAG' method, seems this is no longer viable..I am a stroke victim, so any help would be wonderful!

I confer with the first comment, you lovely people have helped me so many times...I desperately need to monitor my emails, I WAS using the red flag method, can you sugges… (read more)

I confer with the first comment, you lovely people have helped me so many times...I desperately need to monitor my emails, I WAS using the red flag method, can you suggest an alternative solution? I was self taught, now I am paying for it! There are several things I did initially, example, I have just learned how to make a NEW FOLDER, this year! Thanks so much in advance! Regards, Stay safe people! SlimSylv .....I have a desktop WIN10, Home, 64 bit.....

Asked by SlimSylv 4 hours ago

(ProtonMail) How do I get a new page to load in the same page, not a new tab?

Hi; hope all is well in your world! I have a ProtonMail account. (It works fine, I recommend it!) Had it for years, but have not used it much. Looking into VPN and proton… (read more)

Hi; hope all is well in your world!

I have a ProtonMail account. (It works fine, I recommend it!) Had it for years, but have not used it much. Looking into VPN and proton offers one, so trying to find out more, and so am now exploring the proton site quite a bit.

I can log into ProtonMail itself very easily; I get directed to my ProtonMail inbox. Cool so far. But clicking on 'help' takes me to ProtonMail Support, in a new tab. Not so cool, because I'm now not logged in. If I hit the 'LOG IN' button at the top of that page, I can log in (again) very easily. But it takes me back to my ProtonMail inbox! Same problem if I try to log in to the Protonmail Blog.

I've tried everything I can think of. I've checked through all the ProtonMail support articles (that claim they are 'step by step guide to find easily your answer'); I've investigated 'Common Login Problems', and none of the offered solutions apply (I'm not having a problem logging in; I'm having a problem logging in to something other than the inbox.) I've tried disabling browser extensions; checked the settings of Javascript, Session Storage, and Cookies; even tried using a different browser.

I think the answer to this conundrum is to configure Firefox -- just for proton -- so that instead of opening a new tab it opens the content in the same tab. But I've searched Firefox help, and have not been able to discover how to do that.

I fear I am slowly but surely going insane.

Please help!

Asked by pendantry 23 hours ago

Last reply by pendantry 10 hours ago

Flashing and Flickering Screen

Hi, I just installed FireFox on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, and every time a page loads up, the screen flashes and flickers with long horizontal bars. It's not just the br… (read more)

Hi, I just installed FireFox on my Early 2011 MacBook Pro, and every time a page loads up, the screen flashes and flickers with long horizontal bars. It's not just the browser bar, it's the entire screen, and it's making FireFox unusable on my laptop. I tried changing the hardware acceleration, which reduced the amount of flashing but did not stop it from happening. I also tried running FireFox in safe-mode but I am still having the same issue. Any ideas on how I can fix this?

Asked by karr.abigail 6 hours ago

Everytime Mozilla updates I lose my bookmarks. So frustrating! And YES I have viewed all the pages on Profiles, syncing etc and still I cant fix it. Why cant Mozilla make this process seemless?

Fix this crappy browser so your clients don't have to endure this needless problem...Every time Mozilla updates I lose my bookmarks. So frustrating! And YES I have viewed… (read more)

Fix this crappy browser so your clients don't have to endure this needless problem...Every time Mozilla updates I lose my bookmarks. So frustrating! And YES I have viewed all the pages on Profiles, syncing etc and still I cant fix it. Why cant Mozilla make this my bookmarks process seemless.

Please help so I don't have to rebuild my bookmarks every time Mozilla updates

Asked by sennenhundgroup 9 hours ago