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Windows Does Not Launce firefox.exe

1) As of Sept 9, Windows will not launch firefox.exe, either by clicking on the filename or clicking on a shortcut to it. It says there's no protocol - see attached imag… (read more)

1) As of Sept 9, Windows will not launch firefox.exe, either by clicking on the filename or clicking on a shortcut to it. It says there's no protocol - see attached image. However, if I rename firefox.exe to something different (firefo.exe), it will launch from clicking on the filename and clicking on a shortcut link.

2) In addition, In Windows settings, Firefox is set as default for file types http & https and for browser. Clicking on any http or https file or link ends up with the same result (see attached image).

3) In Firefox settings, Firefox doesn't recognize that it is my default browser. Each time Firefox is launched I receive the message that it isn't, I select to make it, and it remains as if it is not my default browser (see attached image).

Ran admin command scannow /sfc. Errors found and fixed, without resolving the above problems.

Uninstalled Firefox, reinstalled without resolving the above problems.

HOWEVER, if I select Edge as my default browser, Edge allows itself to recognize that is my default browser and will launch any http & https link, as well as open itself when I click on the Edge executable file.

Any ideas how to correct this behavior in Windows 10?

Asked by mhinnc 6 days ago

Last reply by mhinnc 6 days ago

Settings problem with multiple windows

Hi Everytime i want to open a link to the web, say in mail for example firefox always open two windows. One to the search engine and one to the link i want to go to. I kn… (read more)

Hi

Everytime i want to open a link to the web, say in mail for example firefox always open two windows. One to the search engine and one to the link i want to go to. I know there is a setting to avoid this but i have forgotten witch one. I thought i could live with it but now it`s really irritating.

Asked by anders.persson79 6 days ago

PROBLEMS WITH FIREFOX

I have been using Firefox for some years without problem but the other day it ceased to work properly, in as much as none of the links or bookmarks worked. I solved the p… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for some years without problem but the other day it ceased to work properly, in as much as none of the links or bookmarks worked. I solved the problem by refreshing the programme but although it now works, the return to home page icon is missing and I cannot place my bookmarks in the left coloumn I cannot find the answers to this and I would appreciate some ideas. Thanks and Regards Ray Vincent

Asked by Raymond25 6 days ago

Mozilla homepage and Firefox problem

Windows 7 Pro using Firefox 92.0. going from Mozilla homepage to my homepage in firefox I click on the Home icon upper left corner. This is causing my favorites to be se… (read more)

Windows 7 Pro using Firefox 92.0. going from Mozilla homepage to my homepage in firefox I click on the Home icon upper left corner. This is causing my favorites to be separated by one line each and colors are now gone. It appears that the Mozilla homepage is causing something. It has happened 5 days ago and I rolled the OS back. It now happened last night.bold text. I really don't want to roll the OS back again. I guess I could roll it back and then tell myself "don't ever go to Mozzila again". Any suggestions ?

Asked by sg23p7 6 days ago

Colors not inverting

Colors not inverting on PC I'm visually impaired and using Windows theme high contrast black which uses a black background with white text. This morngin the erbsite conte… (read more)

Colors not inverting on PC I'm visually impaired and using Windows theme high contrast black which uses a black background with white text. This morngin the erbsite content isn't changing making it impossible for me to read. I never had to set Firefox, it ould follow theWindows theme setting. Any suggestion spleasse?

Asked by laurentrusse 6 days ago

In devtools network tab, resizing columns is broken

In the Network tab of Developer Tools, when I try to resize the columns of the list of requests: 1. The column will not resize. 2. The cursor gets "stuck" as the `ew-resi… (read more)

In the Network tab of Developer Tools, when I try to resize the columns of the list of requests:

1. The column will not resize. 2. The cursor gets "stuck" as the `ew-resize` 3. Clicking on the headers selects the item "under" it instead of sorting by that column.

I have to close and reopen devtools to make the mouse cursor work correctly again, but I still can't resize columns.

Additionally, the "Resize column to fit content" option in the context menu will resize one column but leave another really huge. I'm trying to make the "timings" column big enough to be useful, but these problems combined make that impossible, it seems.

This happens on multiple computers and has for quite a while. Is this a known issue? Is there a known fix?

I tried to post this to the devtools discourse forum instead of here, but that site wouldn't work for me due to CORS errors.

Asked by Jay K 6 days ago

Restoring Maping of Mouse Button

I got the new update (92.0) this morning and now I have an issue with my mouse. Previous versions of Firefox was outputting my 5th mouse button as a hotkey for closing ta… (read more)

I got the new update (92.0) this morning and now I have an issue with my mouse. Previous versions of Firefox was outputting my 5th mouse button as a hotkey for closing tabs, but now it's functioning as a back button. My scroll-wheel button (Button 3) now closes tabs. How can I restore their original functions? Can it be done through about:config?

Asked by sweet_sarah027 6 days ago

On my second screen, firefox is missing the upper part of its browser display

This only happens on my second screen. I can temporarily get the full window display by clicking on the windows 10 bottom bar with Shift Right click Restore, and it is ok… (read more)

This only happens on my second screen. I can temporarily get the full window display by clicking on the windows 10 bottom bar with Shift Right click Restore, and it is ok as long as the window is not full screen, as soon as I make it full screen again I am back to loosing the top part of the browser window as per screen shot. It is not happening with other programs such as Microsoft Word which displays normally on my second secrren. This jsut started happening today. Any thoughts on how to fix this? Thanks S

Asked by jesjaspers 6 days ago

html/js canvas keyboard input

I am learning to use html/js canvas graphics. When a add key event handler is added a search box at the lower left of firefox pops up instead of sending keystrokes to th… (read more)

I am learning to use html/js canvas graphics.

When a add key event handler is added a search box at the lower left of firefox pops up instead of sending keystrokes to the html canvas.

example code is at https://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/javascript/move_box_keyboard.txt

How do I get firefox to stop intercepting my keyboard events to a search box popup.

Asked by jwzumwalt 6 days ago

Firefox always opens google searches in new tabs rather than the old ones.

Exactly what it says on the tin. For the record, I've followed the instructions listed here and set my google search to not open up new searches in new windows ("tabs)" b… (read more)

Exactly what it says on the tin. For the record, I've followed the instructions listed here and set my google search to not open up new searches in new windows ("tabs)" but the problem continues. I think it's a firefox one but I can't find the about:config setting to fix this if it even is that.

Asked by JSVSN 6 days ago

I do NOT want to sync. I purchased a new computer for work and Firefox will not let me log in and leave it not synced to other devices

When I try to Sign In on our new work machine a red box pops up that reads. Primary account email required for sign-in. Firefox will not let me log in at all. The emai… (read more)

When I try to Sign In on our new work machine a red box pops up that reads.

Primary account email required for sign-in.

Firefox will not let me log in at all.

The email is the primary address/account for that work machine.

I don't want social media or other distractions installed on this machine at all. Except for accounts specifically for promoting work. I also don't want all the ton and tons of decades old book marks. And I definitely don't want the email address that everyone I know, family or otherwise is pinging me on. I just need to log in, buckle down, focus and work, please.

I'm just trying to log in. Not sync to any other browser and have a few select bookmarks useful for me for work.

Thank you

P.s I couldn't even log in to help to ask this question. I had to log in to an old mac with a broken screen that is being used as an interface to removable storage drives. To even ask this question.

Asked by 2U networking email 6 days ago

Last reply by 2U networking email 6 days ago

Looking to disable _automatic_ HTTP redirects

Is there a way to prevent a website from automatically redirecting to a different URL? Note that I have found a method that seems to work, but it simply errors out when … (read more)

Is there a way to prevent a website from automatically redirecting to a different URL? Note that I have found a method that seems to work, but it simply errors out when a website tries to redirect. I'd prefer to _see_ the URL the website is trying to redirect to, and have Firefox ask me for permission before going there.

Is this possible?

Asked by jeff77 6 days ago

Scrolling thru tabs with mouse wheel

I work with many tabs open and i use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll thru them, since forever the scroll wheel behaved the same, you scroll up (push the scroll away from… (read more)

I work with many tabs open and i use the mouse scroll wheel to scroll thru them, since forever the scroll wheel behaved the same, you scroll up (push the scroll away from you) and it scroll to the end (right) side of the tabs, you scroll down ( pull the scroll wheel towards you) if scroll to the start of the tab bar (left). today to my surprise i opened firefox and immediately noticed this change... no extensions were installed or uninstalled nothing was changed since last use.

Asked by Cass 6 days ago

Unable to share local storage beween pages loaded from the file system using file protocol

In previous versions of Firefox I was able to save items in local storage in one HTML file and read them back in another HTML file when both files were loaded from the sa… (read more)

In previous versions of Firefox I was able to save items in local storage in one HTML file and read them back in another HTML file when both files were loaded from the same file system directory of the local machine.

Version 92 seems to have implemented a breaking change where separate local storage tables are created for pages loaded from the file system based on their file path - meaning a page can only access local storage items set from the same window location used to open the file from disk

As far as I can tell the change has not been mentioned in release notes , nor does it appear to be part of a bug or enhancement request filed on Bugzilla (that I was able to find in searching), nor are local page names entered as "sites" to allow management of their storage under security and privacy settings.

I have a workaround for my particular needs - rename a local system main page to something else, rename a setup page to the main page, make setup changes and store them from within the renamed setup page, then undo the file renames so the main page can load updated setup data, but t qhe phrase "ugly hack" comes to mind.

Before launching on a major rewrite in search of a better solution, or helping friends set up a node/express server on their devices, is there any way to re-enable sharing of local storage between HTML pages loaded from the file system?

Asked by traktor 1 week ago

Last reply by traktor 6 days ago

Firefox Color extension makes menu background black :(

Hello friend, I would like to make the title of inactive icons, as well as "File, Edit, View..." while as in the first screenshot attached, yet keeping the text of the ri… (read more)

Hello friend, I would like to make the title of inactive icons, as well as "File, Edit, View..." while as in the first screenshot attached, yet keeping the text of the right-click pop-out menu black with white background, as in the second screenshot. It seems that the 'background tab text color' controls both parameters. Maybe someone knows how to split them apart?

Thank you ;)

Asked by robcharacters 6 days ago

Firefox lags my pc everytime a sound of another tab is played

Everytime I'm in a zoom meeting, watching a youtube video, and a notification of whatsapp, facebook or simply another youtube video is played; my pc freezes, it's so rand… (read more)

Everytime I'm in a zoom meeting, watching a youtube video, and a notification of whatsapp, facebook or simply another youtube video is played; my pc freezes, it's so random, I tested the same thing in Microsoft Edge and doesn't happen, I'm so sad because I love Firefox, I would be glad if someone can help me, thanks.

Here's a video that shows what happen:

https://youtu.be/A_4inF_SIB4

Asked by daniel.sanchez.cerda 5 days ago

Can't Create a new Bookmark Tag. Possibly length parameter was added but No Error Msg.

Bookmark Tag data wipes out when I click "save" (I can see it wipe out.) with no explanation via error message as to why or what parameters that field was given. It does… (read more)

Bookmark Tag data wipes out when I click "save" (I can see it wipe out.) with no explanation via error message as to why or what parameters that field was given. It doesn't happen all the time. I can create short Tags but not long Tags in succession. That's what makes me feel there has been limitations put upon tags recently.

Asked by islander1 5 days ago

Я не устанавливала двухфакторную аутентификацию

У меня был выполнен вход на предыдущем компьютере очень давно, и я не выбирала двухфакторную аутентификацию. Я помню логин и пароль, но у меня нет никаких кодов, я их не … (read more)

У меня был выполнен вход на предыдущем компьютере очень давно, и я не выбирала двухфакторную аутентификацию. Я помню логин и пароль, но у меня нет никаких кодов, я их не получала и нигде не сохраняла. Кажется, в своё время эта информация вообще прошла мимо меня. Можно ли войти, зная логин и пароль, но без кода?

Asked by olga.onlineshop 5 days ago

ctrl LEFT shift p not working, right shift works.

Former Chrome user, finding my way in Firefox. For some reason the shortcut ctrl + shift + p does not work when I use the left shift key on my keyboard. When I use the … (read more)

Former Chrome user, finding my way in Firefox.

For some reason the shortcut ctrl + shift + p does not work when I use the left shift key on my keyboard.

When I use the RIGHT shift key with ctrl and P it DOES work. When I use the LEFT shift key with ctrl and P it does NOT work. I have a Coolermaster keyboard. I never noticed any difference between right shift and left shift? Does Firefox interpret them as different keys?

Asked by dirk.koster 5 days ago