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firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 1 year ago

Taskbar Shortcut breaking

Every once in a while, when I open firefox in my taskbar, the icon for Firefox will break being unable to open Firefox again. I have to then refind Firefox in its folder … (read more)

Every once in a while, when I open firefox in my taskbar, the icon for Firefox will break being unable to open Firefox again. I have to then refind Firefox in its folder and add it back to my taskbar.

Asked by j.rosser89 3 months ago

enabling microphone doesn't work

I have followed your instructions for allowing my microphone. I am trying to dictate into Microsoft's online Word (it won't let you dictate into your OWN Word anymore, ap… (read more)

I have followed your instructions for allowing my microphone. I am trying to dictate into Microsoft's online Word (it won't let you dictate into your OWN Word anymore, apparently). I've allowed the microphone. It even says it's allowed. And I still get a nix from the page. Please help. This is driving me nuts. I need to type as little as possible with my tendonitis and this is not helping.

Asked by Monica 2 months ago

FF-Profil-Auswahl fehlt bei Aufruf durch Link in einer Mails

Ich muss auf Deutsch schreiben :-( Ich arbeite mit mehreren Profilen in FF und TB. Bisher bekam ich nach Klick auf einen Link in TB die Profil-Auswahl von FF angeboten. N… (read more)

Ich muss auf Deutsch schreiben :-(

Ich arbeite mit mehreren Profilen in FF und TB. Bisher bekam ich nach Klick auf einen Link in TB die Profil-Auswahl von FF angeboten. Nach dem letzten Update von TB (auf 78.9.0) und FF (auf 87.0) geschieht das nicht mehr. Ich bekomme stattdessen immer nur das letzte benutzte FF-Profil geöffnet. Da ich dort aber meistens nicht die relevanten Links gespeichert habe, muss ich jedes Mal FF beenden, mit neuem Profil starten und dann den Link (aus TB) erneut aufrufen. Dies ist sehr nervig und kostet unnötig Zeit.

Welche Einstellungen muss ich korrigieren, um das gewohnte Verhalten von FF wieder zu erhalten?

Shinezumi

Asked by Shinezumi 2 months ago

Bookmark Sidebar won't close permanently

Whenever I open a new window, the Bookmark Sidebar is displayed. I've tried going through Menu, Customize Toobar to remove the icon from the menu bar. That part works. … (read more)

Whenever I open a new window, the Bookmark Sidebar is displayed. I've tried going through Menu, Customize Toobar to remove the icon from the menu bar. That part works. But then the next time I open a window, there's the sidebar. When I went back into Menu, Customize Toobar, the icon wasn't there, so I restored the previous session to bring it back in order to try something else. Nothing worked.

Obviously, the problem isn't with the toolbar, but with a Window setting, but where is THAT information stored? It ain't under Options. It's either so obvious or so obtuse, I'm missing it. Thanks in advance.

Asked by s8soderstrom 2 months ago

Autoplay settings not working in private browser.

So, I have it where Youtube is set to autoplay sound and video. But since the 87 update, it no longer works in private tabs (unless I manually set it each time I open a n… (read more)

So, I have it where Youtube is set to autoplay sound and video. But since the 87 update, it no longer works in private tabs (unless I manually set it each time I open a new private session). Which is annoying when I want to listen to a single song (and not have it in youtube history to recommend later).

Shouldn't there at least be an option to pick if this behaviour should carry over to private browsing?

Asked by m4a4 2 months ago

enlarge fonts for magazine supplied by Overdrive Toronto library Canada

Hi I am living in Toronto Canada and I am using the Toronto library Canada, renting paper books and ebooks and e-magazines with https://www.overdrive.com/.With Firefox wi… (read more)

Hi I am living in Toronto Canada and I am using the Toronto library Canada, renting paper books and ebooks and e-magazines with https://www.overdrive.com/.With Firefox windows 10 and Firefox android 10 I can enlarge fonts of the eBooks,but not for some e-magazines as the economist.com here attached.Even if I set the font 300% of my usual font on my browser, the font size of the magazine does not change.I hope that Firefox could help solve this problem for me and for my senior friends.

Thanks,

Have a nice day.

Asked by pierofor 2 months ago

css custom font error

Hi dears. I am developing a web site. I want to use a custom font in my web site. Chrome browser shows my web site well but Firefox doesn't. I searched a lot in internet … (read more)

Hi dears. I am developing a web site. I want to use a custom font in my web site. Chrome browser shows my web site well but Firefox doesn't. I searched a lot in internet but no luck :( Error message in Web Developer console is : Error 1: downloadable font: hdmx: the table should not be present when bit 2 and 4 of the head->flags are not set (font-family: "F_Koodak" style:normal weight:100 stretch:100 src index:0) source: http://localhost:58677/F_KOODAK.TTF Error 2: downloadable font: Table discarded (font-family: "F_Koodak" style:normal weight:100 stretch:100 src index:0) source: http://localhost:58677/F_KOODAK.TTF

Asked by morteza7771 2 months ago

I have to click triple time for picking word

I have to click triple times for picking one word instead of double click. I check on chrome and any other places its work double click. Problem is here on firefox. … (read more)

I have to click triple times for picking one word instead of double click. I check on chrome and any other places its work double click. Problem is here on firefox.

Asked by sertangocmez 2 months ago

autofill passwords

I am running Windows 10 with FF 87 FF used to auto fill passwords, suddenly it does not. I have read many of the posts with same problem but none of the answers work fo… (read more)

I am running Windows 10 with FF 87 FF used to auto fill passwords, suddenly it does not. I have read many of the posts with same problem but none of the answers work for me3. correct boxes for both auto fill logons and passwords, looked into about:config. so far nothing seems to work. I am think m"maybe" if I use a password manager like Dashlane it might solve the issue, BUT in any case i sure do need some help:)

Thank you Allen

Asked by allen-tina 2 months ago

pdf-files open automatic

Hi all, Would like to open pdf files in Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on links without confirming everytime to open with Acrobat Reader (see picture with popup-window)… (read more)

Hi all,

Would like to open pdf files in Adobe Acrobat Reader by clicking on links without confirming everytime to open with Acrobat Reader (see picture with popup-window). I ticked to open everytime with Acrobat Reader, but the popup-window stills appears everytime (see picture: "Für Dateien diese Typs immer diese Aktion ausführen").

Thank you.

Asked by abd1__ 2 months ago

One-click search engines are no more "one-click"

Hi there. As we know, when you start typing anything in the search bar, at the bottom of it Firefox displays icons of different search engines, like Google, Wikipedia or … (read more)

Hi there. As we know, when you start typing anything in the search bar, at the bottom of it Firefox displays icons of different search engines, like Google, Wikipedia or IMDB.

In previous versions of Firefox, after typing a word in the search bar, I only had to click once on the search bar icon (for example Wikipedia), and Firefox was automatically loading the website I clicked at, with search results. However in the past 3-4 weeks (after one of the updates) it has changed. Now, when I type the word in the search bar and then I click at a certain search engine icon, Firefox does not automatically move me to this search engine's website - I have to press Enter to load this website. So actually it is necessary to make to clicks - one on the icon, and second one the "Enter" to start the searching.

I know it is a trivial problem and it takes only one moment to press "Enter", however I got used so much to clicking on icon only to start the searching, that after few weeks it still triggers me that I need to additionally press another button :) Can someone help with that, or is it normal now in Firefox?

Asked by p.mateusz1990 2 months ago

Sync. Please stop or at least prompt!

I don't want to sync work and home browsing. So I do not log in to Firefox at home. A few days ago, I checked my worke webmail which is a GSuite account. Firefox recogni… (read more)

I don't want to sync work and home browsing. So I do not log in to Firefox at home. A few days ago, I checked my worke webmail which is a GSuite account. Firefox recognized my login and this morning synced my browsing history.

Normally I have up to 60 tabs open and I leave the browser on all the time. Nice and simple to check in on all the things that interest me or things I want to come back to.

You got it, This morning, all my open tabs are gone. All my local history is gone. I now have a shortcut menu bar full of links to work resources that I can't even access as they are behind the work firewall.

Could there not have been a backup made of what I had open? Does it not make sense that if there are tabs open it is not up to FF to decide to close them? Could there not have been a prompt that asked "Hey we want to sync." "This will close all your open tabs" "Is this OK?" Look, I know you want to make it simple and convenient, but please don't assume you know what that means to everyone. You ruined my day, not made it simple or better. Sincerely, kkrofft

Asked by kkrofft 2 months ago

Is it possible to view HMT files in Firefox if, so then how

I got some old files saved as HMT. At present HMT extension is set to be opened by Firefox. When I click the file it only shows the blank page and my file path in the top… (read more)

I got some old files saved as HMT. At present HMT extension is set to be opened by Firefox. When I click the file it only shows the blank page and my file path in the top of the Firefox browser.

Refer screen shot. If I click to open it will again show the same window.

Is there any way to open/view HMT file, if, so then how? As these are older files am I making any mistake? Thank you.

Asked by Ari94 2 months ago

gmail network protocol violation message.

Hello. I am getting the following error message when I try to log onto my gmail account: Oops. The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox has experienced a n… (read more)

Hello. I am getting the following error message when I try to log onto my gmail account:

Oops. The site at https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired. The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected. Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

I set my cache to private as I saw this recommendation online. It did not help. Has anyone had this issue? I am using Duckduckgo and Firefox.

Thank you, Crystal

Asked by awadallateam 2 months ago

Secure Connection Failed error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com. PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified...

Tell me how to go back to older FF version. As it is I cannot do ANYTHING without constantly getting blocked by FF. The security idea is great, but not if it renders conn… (read more)

Tell me how to go back to older FF version. As it is I cannot do ANYTHING without constantly getting blocked by FF.

The security idea is great, but not if it renders connection to trusted sights impossible. I get this even from official government websites.

Unfortunately the "on" "off" dichotomy without allowing for exceptions too often results in work stoppage and work arounds.

You are simply too early with the security demands and FF users NEED to be able to have an exception list until such time as the security implementations are universal.

If I constantly have to switch to edge as I have had to, I might as well bury Firefox and use edge. This is sad for someone who goes back to Netscape & early Firefox

I'll thank you when you fix the allow exceptions in FF or when websites have "caught up" with website accessibility issues.

Bert Davich

Asked by BertD FireFox 2 months ago