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pdf blocking

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download … (read more)

I have been using Firefox as my default browser for many years and much prefer it to the other browsers. However, several weeks ago Firefox started blocking the download of my morning newspaper. Now I have to copy the link from my morning newspaper email and paste it into Chrome to get access to my newspaper rather than simply clicking the link in the email. While I found this very annoying, when I couldn't find a workaround, I just continued to copy/paste into Chrome. Today I tried to download my IRA quarterly statement and found Firefox is blocking this pdf download also. Note that in neither case does Firefox tell me that they are blocking the downloads and they just do not download and some pdfs do download. So this is now getting beyond just annoying. Is there a workaround for this new Firefox problem or is my only alternative to define Chrome or Edge as my default browser and give up Firefox?

Asked by rick146 2 weeks ago

Last reply by rick146 6 days ago

I am absolutely FURIOUS extension no longer work or icons appear (ublock, avast, etc)

Hello I am trying so hard to contain my anger, I am so angry and frustrated i am finding it hard to get help and i am in just dispare over this i have spend days trying … (read more)

Hello I am trying so hard to contain my anger, I am so angry and frustrated i am finding it hard to get help and i am in just dispare over this i have spend days trying myself to fix this i dont know what do anymore i am so very very angry, i am beyond fury with this i cant get any help i just cant believe this is happening

Asked by info7653 4 days ago

Last reply by info7653 3 days ago

Firefox and push notifications

So, I've migrated from Chrome to Firefox, and it's great, but I have a couple of issues now. One of them is with web push notifications from Google. First, I had an issue… (read more)

So, I've migrated from Chrome to Firefox, and it's great, but I have a couple of issues now. One of them is with web push notifications from Google. First, I had an issue with notifications not showing up at all (or maybe they do show up, but the timeout is short and I miss them), but I've solved that with this in about:config set to tru:

dom.webnotifications.requireinteraction.enabled

Now, notifications do stay on until I click them, but when I click them, all they do is close, disappear. And I'm talking only about YouTube notifications, when I get them from other websites, they work fine, I click on them and the proper link opens.

Any ideas how to solve this?

Asked by Marjan Bažalac 3 days ago

Last reply by Marjan Bažalac 2 days ago

How do I add applications, specifically mp3s

On a website I regularly visit Firefox does not know what to do with an mp3 link and will not prompt for an action. How can I add MP3 to application list? Copy of applica… (read more)

On a website I regularly visit Firefox does not know what to do with an mp3 link and will not prompt for an action.

How can I add MP3 to application list?

Copy of application list attached.

Asked by blindfriar 5 days ago

Last reply by blindfriar 23 hours ago

Twitter

In the last couple of days I cannot log into Twitter in Firefox. I get a message that something is wrong "but don't fret, it is not your fault". When I hit Refresh, it wo… (read more)

In the last couple of days I cannot log into Twitter in Firefox. I get a message that something is wrong "but don't fret, it is not your fault". When I hit Refresh, it works, but only once. What is wrong? I have the latest Firefox version. Thanks

Asked by 2dairaki 3 days ago

Last reply by 2dairaki 22 hours ago

how to disable description popups of bookmarks

How can I stop Firefox from changing what appears on the screen when the cursor simply passes over it? (I suspect that feature of web browsers was created to make navigat… (read more)

How can I stop Firefox from changing what appears on the screen when the cursor simply passes over it? (I suspect that feature of web browsers was created to make navigating quicker while using the touch pad. My touch pad is disabled whenever a mouse is connected to the computer so that feature of web browsers isn't only not needed but is very annoying. Please tell my how to turn that feature off. Bob

Asked by asnt_level_two 5 days ago

FF opening 2 web pages from an external link

FF v102.0 MacOS 12.4 Been FF user since the very beginning & user on Mac for 15 years. I installed new FF only days ago on my new iMac 27" Intel i7 machine, runs fine… (read more)

FF v102.0 MacOS 12.4

Been FF user since the very beginning & user on Mac for 15 years. I installed new FF only days ago on my new iMac 27" Intel i7 machine, runs fine except when I click on an external link like in an email or PDF I expect FF to open up 1 page of that link only as in the past, what I get is 2 pages opening up at the same time, one of the home page & the other of the clicked link. Launching FF direct from app dock is fine & it will launch into my home web URL.

Why is this happening ? Previous version of FF 101.01 on my old iMac i7 runs perfectly.

FF has never done this in the past, it's VERY annoying & can't find an answer for it. Seems like FF has done this before in the past on other versions, but I've never encountered it.

I know FF are usually quick to fix things pear shaped, hoping someone out there has an answer for this now or I simply stop using FF, Safari works fine ;)

Gilbo :)

Asked by Gill 3 days ago

'server not found'

i get 'server not found' and 'try again' window when trying to access sites and even within sites if i manage to get on - after several 'try again' clicks could this be r… (read more)

i get 'server not found' and 'try again' window when trying to access sites and even within sites if i manage to get on - after several 'try again' clicks

could this be related to recently installed fibre optics or do i have a virus - my anti-virus protection is bitdefenders

Asked by emefitz09 5 days ago

Last reply by emefitz09 5 days ago

How to prevent history for long unique query strings

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other… (read more)

We frequently visit sites that use long query strings. Some of these strings are unique and session-specific, and the server will never allow them to be used again. Other query string variables are used for session-specific navigation, like a page number or a record ID, and we may never have interest in trying to get back to that exact same spot within an application, but we might want to save some higher-level entry point. As a simple example, look at your history and see how many entries there are for 'www.google.com/url'.

To reduce the size of my history, I'd like to filter what gets logged. Actually I don't mind "History" for history's sake as a record of places we've actually been. The problem is that the same database is used for autotype and other purposes. The current implementation is not ideal for going back and visiting "applications" versus "specific web addresses". Maybe it's better to state that History should track URI's but when we are navigating back through History to go back to a specific page we're more interested in a less-specific URL. Using Google as an example again, it's OK for History to record the fact that I've visited a hundred Google search pages, or page 2,3,4 for a specific search, but ultimately I might only want to save the part of the query string that is relevant to a specific search. The next time I go back to some page there might not be a page 4, so if I'm going through history again for the purpose of revisiting pages, I just want to see page 1 of the results.

Can anyone recommend a plugin that allows regex filtering of history, or recording of page visits into a different database in addition to Firefox History? From there of course it would be convenient to filter that data by time and otherwise, just like History.

From a developer perspective, History gets written to a specific database/file - can someone tell us exactly which file and format that is? I might be able to write a post-processor that filters out underable records.

Is there a better approach to managing history? Is History just an automatic Bookmark, meaning I should be looking for a bookmark manager for this? Or maybe we should do a mass copy of History into a dedicated Bookmark folder, manipulate records there, and use that for back-navigation?

Time to create an Enhancement request?

Should I write a plugin? :)

Thanks.

Asked by Tony 5 days ago

Cannot subscribe to Mary's Nest

Made several attempts to subscribe to Mary's Nest. I keep getting the following message: Server status We couldn't process your request at this time. Please try again … (read more)

Made several attempts to subscribe to Mary's Nest. I keep getting the following message:


Server status

We couldn't process your request at this time. Please try again later. If you are seeing this message repeatedly, please contact Support with the following information:


ip: 98.209.82.6


date: Wed Jun 29 2022 21:56:09 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)


url: https://marysnest.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe/confirm


user agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:102.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/102.0



We're sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we get everything straightened out.

Asked by yjc417d 6 days ago

XPCOM and New Download of FIrefox

Couldn't open Firefox XPCOM error. Downloaded Firefox again and I now have Firefox in OS/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox (which doesn't work - XPCOM error) and a second ve… (read more)

Couldn't open Firefox XPCOM error.

Downloaded Firefox again and I now have Firefox in OS/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox (which doesn't work - XPCOM error) and a second version in OS/Program Files (x86) which works but has lost all my bookmarks and passwords.

How can I fix this please.

Asked by brianmcdonaldtourguide 2 days ago

Last reply by brianmcdonaldtourguide 1 day ago

Unable to use PayPal to buy "Unlimited Relay"

I have been trying for over 2 hours off and on over the past several days to pay for your unlimited relay service to no avail, using my paypal account. I login to my PP a… (read more)

I have been trying for over 2 hours off and on over the past several days to pay for your unlimited relay service to no avail, using my paypal account. I login to my PP account popup window and am taken to the next window where I can - theoretically - choose which means of payment I want to use. Most often I don't have the time to check the banner for Agree and Pay as the app immediately takes me to the page where it tries to connect to register the payment. Then I get the message to the effect of the app is too busy and 'Try again later', so I hit the 'try again' button and am taken back to the login page. Usually, at this point I login, am taken to the Agree and Pay screen but which no longer displays the button to agree and pay, so now the app will no longer register anything and comes to a -- Full Stop. Sometimes for variety I am taken back to the opening page where I again choose PayPal which begins the whole procedure all over again.

All I'm trying to do is pay Firefox $0.99@month for this "unlimited" service. It shouldn't be this hard. I have also tried to pay using MS Edge; same thing: 'Server busy, try again later' Any suggestions to rectify this annoying time sink would be welcomed.

I am running FF 102.0 64bit on Windows 10 Pro Version 21H2 Installed on ‎6/‎18/‎2021 OS build 19044.1766 Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.4180.0

   On 07/05/2022 3:22 PM Firefox Accounts <accounts@firefox.com> wrote:

Asked by thevike 5 hours ago