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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Lost passwords after updating Firefox

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so up… (read more)

I downloaded the recommended update by Firefox for our browser. Apparently, I inadvertently did not carry the passwords over in the application or something. I am so upset with myself because I no longer have any passwords. I chose Firefox many years ago for the convenience of having our many passwords securely and readily available. Now I have nothing! All our financial and medical accounts have passwords and I can no longer get them. PLEASE HELP

I still am unable to get my Firefox profile password. I don't remember and I cant sign on. I am using Firefox as my search engine but I cannot update nor organize my bookmarks because I don't have my password for the Firefox account. I'm almost ready to give Firefox the boot!!! PLEASE HELP

Asked by n.b.munhofen 2 years ago

Last reply by kevin.keismith 1 year ago

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Facebook is glitching due to Firefox browser

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my… (read more)

Hi! For several days I've been unable to check notifications and click emoticons on FB. I just spoke with a tech who checked other browsers (Chrome, Safari) as well as my phone and I was able to do both with them all. But I still can't in Firefox. I've checked to make sure I'm updated, and I am. So she suggested I reach out to you. Should I try uninstalling Firefox and re-installing? I'm assuming I'll lose my history? Thank you!

Asked by tea4thee 2 years ago

Last reply by Trainmanhowe 1 year ago

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Unable to post Facebook picture comments only. Can post to main page.

Noticed after a FireFox update I am unable to post picture comments to others posts on Facebook. GIFs and emojis are fine. Tried resetting Firefox and deleting extensions… (read more)

Noticed after a FireFox update I am unable to post picture comments to others posts on Facebook. GIFs and emojis are fine. Tried resetting Firefox and deleting extensions. No change. Restarted computer. No change. Can, however, post pics on other browsers like Chrome. Using updated Mac OS Catalina.

No ideas what else to try.

Asked by jws360 2 years ago

Last reply by mishmish 2 years ago

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Two windows open every time I click on an email link

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email… (read more)

I am running on a new iMac. Every time I click on an email link two windows open. One window is my the home page I have set up and the second is the page that the email link takes me to. How do I have Firefox just open the window I go to via the link? This never happened before on my old system

Asked by dagord9 2 years ago

Last reply by Rick 1 year ago

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PDF download button needs Save As

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in … (read more)

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in the browser - often this is a number or day or some other appellation that is less useful than allowing me to rename the PDF myself. Chrome offer to rename the file before saving but I hate Chrome.

Maybe I'm overlooking something?

Asked by junk8 2 years ago

Last reply by Philip 1 year ago

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Spell checker not working

Hi Guys and Girls, For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working. I have a new MacBook Pro and set… (read more)

Hi Guys and Girls,

For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working.

I have a new MacBook Pro and setup Firfox by installing it and siging in to sync.

The spell checker does not underline the words as I type here or in Google or WhatsApp Web.

Also when I right click no language opion appears.

I does work in Gmail for some weird reason.

After follwing a suggestion of installing an add-on dictionary and resarting Firefox, no change came about.

See attached for more...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by schalas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Logins & Passwords: Can I save multiple different logins on same webpage

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the … (read more)

For a website I have created two different accounts. However, Firefox Lockwise allows me to save only one. Is there a way of saving two different logins/passwords on the same web page? Thanks TS

Asked by t.stratopoulos 2 years ago

Last reply by arturox 1 year ago

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Network protocol violation

Can't load Twitter. Get the message "network protocol violation that cannot be repaired." I've cleared the cache and deleted the cookies. Twitter of course working fine o… (read more)

Can't load Twitter. Get the message "network protocol violation that cannot be repaired." I've cleared the cache and deleted the cookies. Twitter of course working fine on other browsers.

Asked by d.hollander 2 years ago

Last reply by lolrepeatlol 2 years ago

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MS Access 2016 files won't open from a link in Firefox

In last couple of the most recent versions of both Firefox and Firefox Enterprise, Access files with ACCDB extensions will not open from a link on an html page. Basicall… (read more)

In last couple of the most recent versions of both Firefox and Firefox Enterprise, Access files with ACCDB extensions will not open from a link on an html page. Basically, it will show an error in firefox. It can be saved to the local desktop if we set the option to do so, but we would like to be able to open it only. The file is on a network. We've also tried opening the file in several other browsers (chrome, edge, etc.) and get the same results in all of them except IE. That remains the only browser we can open an Access file in with a link. Microsoft Word and Excel files appear to still be opening fine.

Asked by green_sage 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Browser Flipping Out

My browser has started to sometimes flip out. The top part becomes pixelated and unviewable. See screenshots and video here https://www.dropbox.com/s/kq2x1mop2k9aftm/fire… (read more)

My browser has started to sometimes flip out. The top part becomes pixelated and unviewable. See screenshots and video here https://www.dropbox.com/s/kq2x1mop2k9aftm/firefox%20bug.mov?dl=0

Asked by caverbook 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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can not sync

I can not sync. I click sync but nothing happens. I have a old mac and a new one. I want to sync because I want to bring over the settings from the old mac to the new o… (read more)

I can not sync. I click sync but nothing happens. I have a old mac and a new one. I want to sync because I want to bring over the settings from the old mac to the new one. I click sync but absolutely nothing happens.

How do I Begin by saving my current settings on my old Mac to the sync function so I can bring them over to the new Mac?

How do I bring over the info from "sync" to the new Mac? None of this is working for me. I need help please. thanks

Asked by dave206 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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difficulty getting answers for problems with firefox

1. Why is it impossible to contact someone with problems I am having with firefox? 2. I have set my preferences to restore previous session, and pinned some tabs, yet aft… (read more)

1. Why is it impossible to contact someone with problems I am having with firefox?

2. I have set my preferences to restore previous session, and pinned some tabs, yet after closing firefox, when I restart it next, none of the tabs have been saved. This is occurring on my new iMac. I had no similar problem on my Windows machine, except when Microsoft infected my machine with its viruses/updates.

3. My complaint is that on the rare occasion someone addresses a problem, the advice is way off the mark, every time, because the problems never fall into any sort of category previously addressed.

Asked by Ernie 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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It says that I have an adblock but I don't see any

Hello, I am trying to download a pdf file from a safe website but it says that I have an adblock or something similar that prevents me from downloading the document. I've… (read more)

Hello,

I am trying to download a pdf file from a safe website but it says that I have an adblock or something similar that prevents me from downloading the document. I've been looking in all the Firefox extensions or preferences and I haven't seen anything that looks remotely like an adblock extension. I am not browsing in private mode either. I don't understand and It's been going on for a while now. I don't know what to do next. Thank you S.

Asked by kssaw 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Setting advanced default privacy and security settings

How can I change default browser settings in Firefox for Mac v. 81.0.1 (64-bit) to 1) Always start in Private Mode (and by the way, how can I tell I'm in private mode?) a… (read more)

How can I change default browser settings in Firefox for Mac v. 81.0.1 (64-bit) to 1) Always start in Private Mode (and by the way, how can I tell I'm in private mode?) and 2) Always clean up by clearing all data & history without having to manually do it (it doesn't always work when you exit the browser-when I come back in, there's still cookies & site data). Thanks.

Asked by markjh10 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Box Model Highlight

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me? Basically what i want to say is,… (read more)

Hi, I am using Firefox Developer Edition and I am always using DevTools. While I was working, box model disappeared. Can anyone help me?

Basically what i want to say is,

In this video feature name called Box Model disappeared. [Mozilla Org]

Asked by mehmetali.kus 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page."

"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page." I keep getting this error whenever I try a Google search. Then after I select "allow", it go… (read more)

"Firefox prevented this page from automatically redirecting to another page." I keep getting this error whenever I try a Google search. Then after I select "allow", it goes to a Yahoo search bar, which totally sux. Not good!

Asked by mburmester 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox not working properly

I'm using a Macbook Pro with High Sierra and Firefox is causing multiple issues - black screen of death (massive problem), extensions not working (even though they're 'al… (read more)

I'm using a Macbook Pro with High Sierra and Firefox is causing multiple issues - black screen of death (massive problem), extensions not working (even though they're 'allowed'), cookies not be accepted (even on pages they're allowed) so sites not loading. Now google isn't working. I've deleted Firefox, run first aid, shut down and restarted multiple times and it's not having any effect. Any ideas?

Asked by rccc 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Aberrant script file

When I was using Firefox a box appeared asking to open a script file for Firefox. I suspected it was suspect so I saved the file and then tried to eliminate the box. Atte… (read more)

When I was using Firefox a box appeared asking to open a script file for Firefox. I suspected it was suspect so I saved the file and then tried to eliminate the box. Attempts at clicking Cancel or clicking the red circle in the corner failed to eliminate the box. Calling customer support at Apple told me to restart the computer. Restarted I booted Firefox and the aberrant box was gone. Apple support told be to resart the computer if the box reappeared. Question: Does Firefox need a copy of the aberrant script file? If so Firefox tech support should email me.

Asked by rmspool 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago