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I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible?

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problem… (read more)

I'd love to have Firefox release version and Firefox beta installed side-by-side on my Mac. Is it possible? If not, how do I make it so without encountering weird problems? If any from Firefox's dev team are reading this, please just make this possible. Chrome and Edge do it. Firefox should, too, IMO. Thank you.

Asked by Lalit Bar 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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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 1 year 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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Stopping automatic pdf downloads on Firefox using MacOS

It does not matter how many times I change this setting in preferences to "Open in Firefox" I still get this pop-up every time I click a pdf. It also does not matter how … (read more)

It does not matter how many times I change this setting in preferences to "Open in Firefox" I still get this pop-up every time I click a pdf.

It also does not matter how many times I select "open with preview" and click "Do this automatically for files..." box. Every time I click the next pdf the same thing pops up!?!?!?!

And additionally no matter my selection I make ends up leading to a pdf being downloaded automatically.

This is beyond frustrating. Please help.

Asked by douglasprice434 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Flash zoomed after v81.0 update

After installing the 81.0 update, any flash page I go to is zoomed to the maximum and not able to unzoom. See if this page does that for you: https://radar.weather.gov/ra… (read more)

After installing the 81.0 update, any flash page I go to is zoomed to the maximum and not able to unzoom. See if this page does that for you: https://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?rid=FWS&product=N0R&overlay=11101111&loop=yes

Asked by michael232 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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Tabs Become Unresponsive

Hi all, Currently on the latest beta on macOS Big Sur v11 beta (20A5364e). Crashing of tabs has at least been resolved since previous versions but I am having an endless … (read more)

Hi all,

Currently on the latest beta on macOS Big Sur v11 beta (20A5364e).

Crashing of tabs has at least been resolved since previous versions but I am having an endless usability issue. I can have 2-5+ tabs open and clicking on the tab itself appears dead/unresponsive. Clicking a few more times (in different areas of the tab) or selecting another tab then switching back results in the tab being selected/usable/active again.

I am unable to find any common way to replicate this or reason for it - the sites in the tabs are always very much different. It's not the web site that becomes unresponsive as even when opening multiple 'new' tabs, the same issue can occur without even loading a site.

Detailed version info included.

Asked by david348 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Version 81 update issue with Adobe flash player

Since update to version 81. a few days ago, my flash player ( adobe ) is not working properly on Facebook Farmville game. Page loads and prompts me for flash - but when… (read more)

Since update to version 81. a few days ago, my flash player ( adobe ) is not working properly on Facebook Farmville game. Page loads and prompts me for flash - but when page loads up it is way way oversized and unable to get it to normal size. Unable to play the game at all on Firefox browser.

I have spent a few days trying everything I could think of ( including re-installing adobe flash player). I have found no fix.  I now have to use my google chrome browser to play my daily game, of which I am not happy..  don't personally like google. 
Do you have any suggestions ..  or can I go back to the previous version of firefox, where I had no problem with flash player?

Asked by debbim6 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 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 1 year ago

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Crossword puzzle is loading improperly. Image is enlarged and blocking normal image.

Downloading from the site Puzzle Society is incorrect. Image is grossly enlarged and showing only a fraction of the puzzle. The minimization button will allow zooming out… (read more)

Downloading from the site Puzzle Society is incorrect. Image is grossly enlarged and showing only a fraction of the puzzle. The minimization button will allow zooming out but only zoom out the whole content box not the interior box itself. The contents of the box again is enlarged and only partially represents the crossword puzzle.

Asked by ubx1123 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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Zoomed flash videos

Recently i update my Mac os to 10.15.17 and Firefox to 81.0 and the flash videos open like zoomed i find several post here to update the video controllers, disbale webGL,… (read more)

Recently i update my Mac os to 10.15.17 and Firefox to 81.0 and the flash videos open like zoomed i find several post here to update the video controllers, disbale webGL, disable hardware acceleration, and i tried to change the adobe control but i was unable to do it... i dont what more can i do to fix it... any idea?

Asked by fernandofdz_ai3 2 years ago

Last reply by philipp 1 year ago

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Site only displays Chinese, and always resets to ch. instead of www.

I'm not sure what I did, but I accidentally clicked or right clicked and one website now only displays Chinese text and will always reload the page as ch. instead of www.… (read more)

I'm not sure what I did, but I accidentally clicked or right clicked and one website now only displays Chinese text and will always reload the page as ch. instead of www. What do I do to fix this? I deleted cache and cookies and it didn't fix it.

Asked by brokenneko.ricky 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago