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Extension won't turn off

I downloaded a dark-theme extension but it just wasn't working out (I couldn't read anything on the screen as the black writing turned invisible against the black backgro… (read more)

I downloaded a dark-theme extension but it just wasn't working out (I couldn't read anything on the screen as the black writing turned invisible against the black background. I turned the extension off and deleted it, but even if I open a new window, the dark screen is still there. How do I get rid of it??

Asked by Bethany Storm 5 months ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 5 months ago

Clearing Cache/cookies

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with t… (read more)

Your instructions under "help" say to click on "Firefox" and click on "preferences". When I click on Firefox the menu does NOT have "Preferences" in it. What's up with that?? And how do I clear the cache and cookies?

Asked by 57ws2qwr9w 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

What is with the McAfee via D. Earthheartsmith.top Warnings

Every few minutes I am getting some kind of warning from Mozilla Firefox, or McAfee via D. Earthheartsmith.top saying I have been hacked, etc. I have disabled the notific… (read more)

Every few minutes I am getting some kind of warning from Mozilla Firefox, or McAfee via D. Earthheartsmith.top saying I have been hacked, etc. I have disabled the notifications endlessly and it doesn't help. I DO NOT WANT McAfee! I have an Anti-Virus. Is this even from Mozilla? How do I Fix it? Is it even possible?

Asked by Trinalynn 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Shortcuts

If I go to a website it creates a shortcut on my browser page each time. I only want to have the pages I use a lot on there. Is there some way of stopping each site fro… (read more)

If I go to a website it creates a shortcut on my browser page each time. I only want to have the pages I use a lot on there. Is there some way of stopping each site from being added?

Asked by Heather 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Pin extensions to toolbar.

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more? This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it. Tiny URL is mo… (read more)

Why can't you pin the extension 'Tiny URL' to the toolbar any more?

This extension is really useful! I don't want to have to excavate Firefox to use it.

Tiny URL is more useful than the rather silly 'Pocket' which just seems to be a page full of adverts

Asked by Joan Kemp 5 months ago

Last reply by redss 3 months ago

Screenshots are corrupted when pasting from Paint.net into Confluence using Firefox 121 (but not Edge)

I'm not sure where the issue is exactly, but I suspect its something to do with different standards of storing images in clipboards. If you see the images, this is a scr… (read more)

I'm not sure where the issue is exactly, but I suspect its something to do with different standards of storing images in clipboards.

If you see the images, this is a screenshot of an Excel grid, taken using win 11 snap tool (shift+win+s). I paste this into paint.net (5.0.12) Then select all and copy/paste into Confluence using Firefox. The edges of the images are either shifted, or a line is added.

If I use Paint instead of paint.net, it is ok. If i use Edge instead of Firefox, it is ok. Saving the file as png and importing it and its ok. Pasting from paint.net into Powerpoint and its ok.

Any ideas what is causing this or how to fix it? I'm going to ask Atlassin (Confluence) and paint.net help as well.

Asked by paulgibbs111 5 months ago

Last reply by TheFox 5 days ago

Suggestion from Browsing History should not include "Base URL"

Hi all Firefoxers, There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like : https://device.domain.com/admin/ When I went to visit that device, … (read more)

Hi all Firefoxers,

There are a few sites that I always access via a URL that could look like :

https://device.domain.com/admin/

When I went to visit that device, typing in the URL bar "device.domain..." , Firefox's 1st default suggestion shows as https://device.domain.com/

The problem is that I never visited that site, the way to access this device is https://device.domain.com/admin/ - there's no way to reconfigure the device and have an auto-redirect to .../admin location.

https://device.domain.com/ is not in my Browsing History nor do I have an open-tab. In the settings Privacy->Address Bar, disabling "Browsing History" removes https://device.domain.com/ from the suggestion list but it also removes all suggestion from the history. This is the expected behavior, the bug required fix isn't related to this.

If the "Base URL" isn't saved in the Browsing History, how can someone tell Firefox to only suggest absolute entries from the history?

Asked by somehacker 5 months ago

Last reply by netjeff 5 months ago

website throws up box saying turn off adblocker to view

When I load www.foxnews.com a popup box comes up and says to view the news to turn off my ad blocker, and then makes the site inoperable. I can't find an ad blocker so I'… (read more)

When I load www.foxnews.com a popup box comes up and says to view the news to turn off my ad blocker, and then makes the site inoperable. I can't find an ad blocker so I'm thinking I might have a security setting wrong. I can view the website in Chrome with no problem. Any help is appreciated. Gary

Asked by gsinger 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 5 months ago

Firefox draining battery life 41% usage

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefo… (read more)

I am having a significant issue with firefox draining my battery. I used chrome up until the new year and then switched over to firefox from chrome. Overall I love firefox so much more. The format is way more pleasing. I love how it easily signs me back into everything, BUT IT DRAINS MY COMPUTER SO MUCH. Like i used to have an 8hour + battery span my laptop neverrr died. Now I get through MAX 2 hours of full use before needing to charge, and maybe 4 hours just having it at school but not using it.

I thought my dell suddenly started crashing, ran all these tests, and then I realized the only change was that I had started using Firefox... So sad I think I am going to have to leave it.

I read a lot of articles and did everything suggested. my graphics is webreader , i turned on all the suggested features, i have 2 extensions , the only thing I could maybe think of was that I use an animated theme so maybe that was killing the battery, but like if I can't use my theme than whats the point.

Asked by nebs9921 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Sites are often not saving login

Hello Before I reset my PC some months ago, I almost never had to Login to sites, as the kept me logged in. This no longer happens, and now I frequently have to Login to … (read more)

Hello Before I reset my PC some months ago, I almost never had to Login to sites, as the kept me logged in. This no longer happens, and now I frequently have to Login to eg. my Google account which needs third party autho and all sorts. It is rather annoying having to Login to Google every time I close the Window.

I do not have this setting on: "delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" I do have this setting on: "Ask to save logins and passwords for web sites"

It does save my Password and autofill, which makes it easier. But it is still annoying, that I have to login to everything every time.

I have tried reinstalling Firefox, to no avail.

Please Help

Asked by Zilas0053 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

Bookmarks

When you add a page to your bookmarks a window appears that asks for a name and which folder you want to save it on. By default it recommends you a folder but there is a … (read more)

When you add a page to your bookmarks a window appears that asks for a name and which folder you want to save it on. By default it recommends you a folder but there is a button to "un-hide" your full folders list. Is there a way to make this the default? As in, i dont have to click "un-hide" everytime (...because firefox never picks the folder i want)

Asked by bioquark 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

upgrade without package manager

The Debian Firefox packages available are only 115.6. Thought it would be nice to have the latest. Grabbed all the dependencies according to the Mozilla web site. Instal… (read more)

The Debian Firefox packages available are only 115.6. Thought it would be nice to have the latest. Grabbed all the dependencies according to the Mozilla web site.

Installed Firefox 121.0 as root and placed folder into /opt, as instructed. Went through all the settings and imported my bookmarks.

Now there is a 121.0.1 upgrade available but my browser won't automagically install the upgrade. Says click here to download. So I do. I get the entire tar.bz2 bundle, which creates a full directory structure, as if I was starting over.

Can I just move a few files from that into the existing /opt/firefox directory to get the upgrade? If so, which ones?

Or, can I move few files from the existing directory into the new version, and replace the whole lot? If so, which ones?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Scottzzz 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

Web video has stopped playing

Just today a web based TV show has stopped playing, the circle spins for a moment (as if it was loading) the circle then just vanishes and nothing plays. I am running Wi… (read more)

Just today a web based TV show has stopped playing, the circle spins for a moment (as if it was loading) the circle then just vanishes and nothing plays.

I am running Win 11, I have successfully had the video play in Edge and Brave.

Firefox however is being stubborn and refuses to play

Asked by Rudey Bum 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

Antivirus message concerning Firefox

Hello, My Antivirus sofware (GData Internet security) showed the attached message (in German) two times today. It says in English something like: It was tried to acc… (read more)

Hello, My Antivirus sofware (GData Internet security) showed the attached message (in German) two times today. It says in English something like:

It was tried to access an infected archive

Virus: Trojan.GenericKD.71195125 (Engine A) File: 0B3C6E11DBBC160A3AAFC100C8BAB878F5EE0C Directory: C:\Users\re-ge\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firef Process: firefox.exe

The line ending with "Firef" may indicate that lines are truncated.

Any suggestion what to do ? Reinhard

Asked by RG 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Sign-in to online Wells Fargo Bank account

I used to be able to access my Wells Fargo account using Firefox (as recently as last Thursday Jan 11,2024). Now when I try to access the account, Wells Fargo no longer … (read more)

I used to be able to access my Wells Fargo account using Firefox (as recently as last Thursday Jan 11,2024). Now when I try to access the account, Wells Fargo no longer recognizes my sign-in information. The Wells Fargo internet customer service person I spoke to said I was the second customer within the last few days with a similar problem with Firefox. Both Chrome and Edge are not having similar problems. I have the latest version of Firefox, so possibly Wells Fargo changed something. I do not want to use Chrome or Edge because of the hundreds of trackers they allow. Does anybody have any ideas? How does Firefox check on the compatibility of Firefox with websites? Thank you. Mark Kovacevich

Asked by mnk2000 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago