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Blocking automatic audio/video play stopped working, how do I fix??

I recently changed options to connect to all websites via https under Privacy & Security, could that be the reason? I wouldn't think that has anything to do with it … (read more)

I recently changed options to connect to all websites via https under Privacy & Security, could that be the reason? I wouldn't think that has anything to do with it but then I'm not expert tech-wise. Thank you!

Asked by jj 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jj 2 days ago

Lockwse

I'm trying to correct Lockwise memory of an incorrect URL. Apparently, the "edit" option does not allow editing of the URL. I've tried deleting and adding new but the URL… (read more)

I'm trying to correct Lockwise memory of an incorrect URL. Apparently, the "edit" option does not allow editing of the URL. I've tried deleting and adding new but the URL field keeps reverting to the bad link. I have bounced through all the help features I can find without resolution.

Asked by RKM01 2 days ago

How do I control what applications are in my options category in the preferences menu?

I've been trying for some time to determine why my main Firefox profile, the profile I use most of the time, has a lot of trouble when I use Google Street View. The Stree… (read more)

I've been trying for some time to determine why my main Firefox profile, the profile I use most of the time, has a lot of trouble when I use Google Street View. The Street View screen essentially freezes when I try and use it. But, taking a tip from Firefox help I opened up a new profile in a new browser. When doing so, the existing Google Street View problem disappeared completely in the new browser. I call my new profile in the new browser my second Firefox browser to use. My question is, can someone explain why the problem disappears in my second Firefox browser? Looking at the options window when I open the Firefox menu, I see a few differences between the two browsers. The big difference is the second browser has much less applications in it. It has 7 applications where as my first browser has 21 applications. Is this the possible reason why the second browser doesn't have the problem that my first browser does? If so, how can I delete some of the applications in the first browser to see if that is the problem? I'm trying NOT to refresh my first Firefox browser as refreshing Firefox caused much problems for me in the past. And, it seems some Firefox aficionado's do say use caution when using a refresh. So, can someone please explain why the one browser, the new second browser, is void of the problem that plaques my first or original Firefox browser? Thank you. Post a Reply

Asked by sciencemagic 2 days ago

Print dialogue requires choice between useless clutter or no page numbering.

Unfortunately, allowing Firefox to update means we are now stuck with the new print dialogue, which is now as un-customizeable as all other browsers. The worst element of… (read more)

Unfortunately, allowing Firefox to update means we are now stuck with the new print dialogue, which is now as un-customizeable as all other browsers. The worst element of this from my point of view as a teacher who frequently prints from the internet is the newly imposed loss of the capacity to customize headers and footers. The two-pages-per-sheet option is obviously a good thing, but in order to number the pages, one is required to splay the URL across the entire top of the page. This is yet worse if you attempt to use the two-page-per-sheet format; you will now have the URL displayed TWICE across the top of the entire page. It's ugly and unnecessary, as is the date and time that I prepped the material. The title is at the top of any article; now it also have to be on every sheet multiple times, alongside the URL, the date and time, and only one possible numbering format. What is sad is that it appears not to be understood that the desired form for much printing from the internet is something approximating the appearance of a book or journal page; whether it is two on one page, or single pages per sheet. If anyone knows how to preserve BOTH the customizable headers and footers AND select one OR two pages per sheet, we'd be very well-helped.

Asked by bwp123 2 days ago

Handlers.json and GPO (admx)

Hello, Fire Fox version 78.2 ESR is default browser OS: Windows 10 1909 PB: I want to execute form Firefox: microsoft-edge:https://google.com But the browser need a confi… (read more)

Hello,

Fire Fox version 78.2 ESR is default browser OS: Windows 10 1909 PB: I want to execute form Firefox: microsoft-edge:https://google.com But the browser need a confirmation I add a gpo for Firefox (admx:) Handlers: {"DefaultHandlersVersion":{"fr":3},"microsoft-edge":{"action":4}} The policy is present in Firefox (about:policies) but it's not working is working if i modify the handlers.json in profiles folders

why the GPO not working ? why the handlers.json is not modified when the GPO is applied ? the syntaxes is it good ? Ha you got any ideas ?

Thanks

Asked by rambler932000 2 days ago

Coming from chrome: dealbreaking feature omission

Hi, In Chrome, I can assign a shortcut key to launch any extension. In Firefox I cannot. There are one or two that I use constantly when form-filling, so this absense i… (read more)

Hi, In Chrome, I can assign a shortcut key to launch any extension. In Firefox I cannot. There are one or two that I use constantly when form-filling, so this absense is a major productivity loss and means people like me won't switch.

In Firefox's Manage Your Extensions --> Manage Extension Shortcuts page, there's a message: "The following extensions do not have shortcuts [extensions are listed]". Chrome doesn't have such a limitation; any extension can be launched by a shortcut key.

Furthermore, I can't submit a feature suggestion because Help --> Submit Feedback takes you to a dead page. "Please check back soon - we've paused submissions". Not a good impression upon returning to Firefox having spent the last seven years away using Chrome.

Please match your competitor!

Cheers.

Asked by stonecircle 2 days ago

Search engines limited to language version

Hello everyone. I tried switching Firefox (Windows 10) from Polish to English. (It is nice to see a program in your native language. However, most manuals, tutorials, for… (read more)

Hello everyone.

I tried switching Firefox (Windows 10) from Polish to English. (It is nice to see a program in your native language. However, most manuals, tutorials, forums etc. on the Web are in English, so using English version of apps wherever possible feels straightforward and consistent). I found one functionality that is browser language dependent for no reason - availability of search engines. Specifically, allegro.pl (Polish auction site). It's there by default when Firefox language is set to Polish. When I switch to English, it disappears along with other default Polish search engines, only to be replaced by English ones.

When I try a "manual" setup of search engines, allegro.pl is nowhere to be found. Firefox settings -> find search engines - no official allegro search engine (just some fan-made add-ons). Go to allegro.pl -> Firefox search bar - I expected the icon of magnifier with green plus sign that would add the search engine of current site - again it's not there.

Is there any workaround? Cheers, Rafał

Asked by Rafau 2 days ago

Last reply by Rafau 1 day ago

I accidentally lost the recommended articles

I accidentally lost the recommended articles which can be saved to pocket (optional). There should be a checkbox that asks: ARE YOU SURE ? There must be an EASY way to ge… (read more)

I accidentally lost the recommended articles which can be saved to pocket (optional). There should be a checkbox that asks: ARE YOU SURE ? There must be an EASY way to get the articles back. While I'm here I'd like to say that a lot of the help files or comments don't have any pictures. A picture IS worth a thousand words so it would be nice to have more of that. Someone could ask you what someone else looked like and you could sit there and type a long time or (so much faster) show them a picture if you have one, right ? Let's go a step further and use a dismantled car engine. Even more complex. Are you starting to get it ?  :-)

Asked by Ray 1 day ago

Making right-click behave as it does in Chrome.

Hello, I have wanted to move from Chrome to Firefox for some time and I finally got to try it out today. Something that has bothered me since the beginning is that right … (read more)

Hello, I have wanted to move from Chrome to Firefox for some time and I finally got to try it out today. Something that has bothered me since the beginning is that right clicking when the cursor hovers over text behaves differently than I'm used to.

This is the behavior I want:

  1. User action: With the cursor over text.
  2. User action: Right click / double click if in Mac
  3. Browser action: The word that the cursor is hovering should be automatically selected and the appropriate actions (copy, select all, search…, etc.) should appear in the contextual menu.

Instead of those options in the contextual menu, the normal page options are appearing (Save Page As, View Page Source…).

Where do I change this behaviour?

Additionally, how can I make the contextual menu include the «Look Up "foo"» option as it does in Chrome (Mac)?

PS: check the names of the images; basically: Chrome; Firefox-what-I-get; Firefox-what-I-want

Asked by WallYE 1 day ago

Bestand - afdrukvoorbeld

Beste, Ik print heel vaak. De laatste twee weken krijg ik geen "afdrukvoorbeeld" meer bij "bestand". Dat was zeer handig aangezien men dan een pagina kreeg van de betro… (read more)

Beste,

Ik print heel vaak. De laatste twee weken krijg ik geen "afdrukvoorbeeld" meer bij "bestand". Dat was zeer handig aangezien men dan een pagina kreeg van de betrokken webpagina die toeliet om ook de afdruk te vereenvoudigen (grootte tekst, weghalen vermelding datum, naam pagina, ...).

Hoe krijg ik dat terug ?

Asked by wim.meul 1 day ago

Language and spelling check button disabled, how to fix?

hello everyone, I'm having a trouble that seems to be frequent lately (see below a former discussion), and that is driving me nuts. I've installed my dictionaries, verif… (read more)

hello everyone,


I'm having a trouble that seems to be frequent lately (see below a former discussion), and that is driving me nuts.

I've installed my dictionaries, verified the about.config marks, and still the right click for spell check and language choice has disappeared on my outlook 365 web.

Curiously, it works perfectly on Outlook 365 web on Chrome, and here in this text box on Firefox.

Would anyone have a clue how to fix it? (don't want to have to switch browser from Firefox)


Thank youé1 Daphne


Antony Tsindos Antony Tsindos Question owner 6/27/17, 1:18 AM

Thank you for your replies all. I have worked it out. The language packs were installed but not "Unpacked" All OK now. Thanks cor-el cor-el

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6/27/17, 6:32 PM

Language packs (strings for the user interface) do not need to be unpacked, but dictionaries always do need to be unpacked (they have an unpack property), so do not mix up these two.

   https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/Add-ons/Install_Manifests#unpack

Asked by daphne.esquivel.sada 17 hours ago

Evernote Web Clipper add-on stopped working after several years

An Evernote contact spent an hour with me and took over my computer with my permission. She could not fix the problem. She said that I would have to create another Firefo… (read more)

An Evernote contact spent an hour with me and took over my computer with my permission. She could not fix the problem. She said that I would have to create another Firefox Profile. The one I have is broken or corrupted. Here's a note from our session:

Here are the steps to create a new Firefox profile, if you would like to give that a try:

1) Open Firefox profiles page (copy and paste about:profiles to the URL address bar). 2) Find a profile with a label "This is the profile in use and it cannot be deleted" and remember it. 3) Create new profile with any name and location by default. 4) Set new profile as default profile: the image that evidently can't be copied and pasted here states: "Profile: TEST NEW PROFILE, Default Profile yes" 5) Restart Firefox. 6) Install Evernote Clipper 7) Click on Web Clipper icon and check if Clipper menu opens and article is clipped

If this procedure helps, the main reason is a corrupted initial Firefox profile (where the Clipper issue happens.) If this is the case, I recommend using the new profile you just created.

To return to the initial profile, set as default the profile from the step 2 and restart Firefox.

For more information about Firefox Profile Manager, click here.

If this workaround doesn't resolve the issue, please contact Firefox support. I'm afraid I don't have more information about the Firefox profile setup on your Mac.

I did not try that. Thought I'd go to the Firefox experts first!

Asked by 123rsc 15 hours ago

Is there a way to disable the rounded corners on Picture-in-Picture?

The PiP feature is useful, but I find the rounded corners a bit annoying (MacOS 11.2 Big Sur). Is there a way to remove/reduce the amount of rounding so the full picture … (read more)

The PiP feature is useful, but I find the rounded corners a bit annoying (MacOS 11.2 Big Sur). Is there a way to remove/reduce the amount of rounding so the full picture is displayed?

Asked by Kanwar 1 week ago

Last reply by Kanwar 6 days ago

What is green puzzle piece/Polly button at end of searchbar?

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is thi… (read more)

When I turned on my computer today there is now a green, puzzle piece button placed at the end of my searchbar. See attached When I click on it it says Polly. What is this for ? Why is it showing up now? Do I need it? I'm running Waterfox Classic, but there was no support tab for Waterfox, only Firefox, that's why I had to post the question here. Thank you

Asked by simpleman2 1 week ago

Last reply by simpleman2 6 days ago

title bar checkbox dissapeared

i updated firefox and my titlebar appeared (ive previously had no titlebar) how to i remove it now? there isnt a checkbox that used to be in customize could anyone help … (read more)

i updated firefox and my titlebar appeared (ive previously had no titlebar) how to i remove it now?

there isnt a checkbox that used to be in customize

could anyone help me remove the titlebar? im on Linux

Asked by mcdnvs 1 week ago

Last reply by mcdnvs 3 days ago