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Stop firefox from asking for permission to open external app (always allow everything)

Since few Firefox versions I am constantly asked if I want to allow Firefox to open link in external program. For example if you click install on steam page it asks you i… (read more)

Since few Firefox versions I am constantly asked if I want to allow Firefox to open link in external program. For example if you click install on steam page it asks you if you want to launch steam. However in private tabs it asks constantly even if I click "remember". Is there any setting in about:config that would allow me to always allow every site to open links? I do not care about security, I just want usability. Example notification: https://i.postimg.cc/652gmyXT/example.png

Asked by Piterk 3 months ago

Account data lost

So, how to say this and not to fail into rage.... Mozilla account failed to save my account information. All log ins, all bookmarks and saved pages, everything is lost. … (read more)

So, how to say this and not to fail into rage.... Mozilla account failed to save my account information. All log ins, all bookmarks and saved pages, everything is lost. I needed to reinstall the OS on my laptop and after reinstalling Mozilla and logging in to my Mozilla account I realized that nothing from my data has been saved. How is it possible that the only thing I used the Mozilla account for failed to work when I needed it the most? Is it possible to access the data and how?

Asked by vladanmilosevic88 2 months ago

Latest updat sucks.

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other brows… (read more)

Latest update blocking website like indeed from loading in information about employers and other sites too. Every update makes firefox worse. I started using other browsers because now some video's don't work either. Last thing I saw was a QUICK pop-up that said something about bits of trackers now being blocked. Well lots of things are being blocked and making browsing a miserable experience. I tried using the standards system in options. Can't find anything to make it work. Allow lots of things and nothing is working except to probably make the web browser more vulnerable to creeps. Please undo your current update and stop making so many updates. I've had three in the last two weeks and every time they screw up the browser more and more. Just stop it!

Asked by jarekorn 2 months ago

Firefox Sync Settings

I just added a new Firefox installation to my Firefox account. I did so by clicking on sync settings, in order to have a chance to modify the settings before sync starte… (read more)

I just added a new Firefox installation to my Firefox account. I did so by clicking on sync settings, in order to have a chance to modify the settings before sync started. As expected, I was first prompted to sign in to my Firefox account. I was then invited to install Firefox on my smartphone, which doesn't interest me. Since I found no option to dismiss this completely, I clicked on "remind me later". Then, instead of opening Sync settings as I expected, Firefox began to sync immediately. In fact the activity blocked Firefox for a while, preventing me from accessing sync settings at all. After getting into the settings, I disabled some things in sync settings, but don't know what undesired "cross-fertilization" may have already occurred between my Firefox installations. How can I find out? How can I get control of Firefox's syncing behaviour? There is a prominent "Sync now" button in the sync settings, but this only makes sense to me if there is some way to stop automatic syncing and make Firefox wait for me to click the button. How can I suspend automatic sync and make Firefox wait for a manual sync command?

Asked by rsbrux 2 months ago

Server not found

I am just not able to access sites related to CFA Institute, rest I am able to do. If I try to browse any of the site related to that, I am getting: 'Server Not Found", a… (read more)

I am just not able to access sites related to CFA Institute, rest I am able to do. If I try to browse any of the site related to that, I am getting: 'Server Not Found", as window heading and below the description looks like this:

Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at cfasocietyindia.org.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

I have tried every possible outcome, but not able to solve this. Hence if anyone can help on this, that would be great. Attaching a screenshot for a better refrence

Asked by akshesh.katkoria 2 months ago

Delete an existing account associated to an email that I can't access anymore

Hello, I'm in a bit of a trouble here, as I got recently and quite suddenly put aside from my job, and with that, lost access to my professional e-mail adress and to my p… (read more)

Hello,

I'm in a bit of a trouble here, as I got recently and quite suddenly put aside from my job, and with that, lost access to my professional e-mail adress and to my professional computer. Problem is I had a Firefox account linked to my professional e-mail adress, and with this "work from home" situation I made the mistake to mix things up a little and store some personal passwords, on my pro computer. I changed most of my passwords since then, but still, I'd prefer if even the old ones weren't in the nature... As I can't log into my pro inbox anymore to validate the 2 steps connexion to firefox sync, I can't access my Firefox account from any other computer to remotely delete all these sensitive informations.

As this account mainly stores work related bookmarks and passwords, I don't particularly plan on claiming it back, as it would be of no use to me now. Instead, I'd prefer to see this account purely deleted, and to be able to move on with a clean slate.

I would like to know if there is a way, some procedure or anything, for the Mozilla teams to manualy delete an account and all it contains ?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by Saulot 2 months ago

Automatic upgrade disabled firefox

Has anyone had a problem with an automatic upgrade disabling Firefox in Win 8.1? I used system restore to resolve this problem but, you know that it will automatically do… (read more)

Has anyone had a problem with an automatic upgrade disabling Firefox in Win 8.1? I used system restore to resolve this problem but, you know that it will automatically download and reinstall the same upgrade. When it does the same thing will happen. Any ideas?

Asked by DJ 2 months ago

Using search bar in Youtube uses 100% cpu and freezes the whole browser

Hello, As the subject states, in the last few days I have been experiencing this very annoying phenomenon. I can start youtube, pick any video from recommended or my subs… (read more)

Hello,

As the subject states, in the last few days I have been experiencing this very annoying phenomenon. I can start youtube, pick any video from recommended or my subscriptions, but aftery using the search bar to look up anything else, the whole browser freezes for at least 30 seconds but usually more. This started on maybe Sunday. Any tips? I have hardware acceleration disabled, but tried it both ways. I have cleared cache/history/cookies. Haven't tried a refresh yet and wouldn't want to if there's any other solution. Any tips to fix this?

Asked by shelk 2 months ago

slow YouTube loading after update

Have recently updated to version 86.0, Youtube takes a long while to load the next video when I click on it (I did not set autoplay). Never had this problem previously. H… (read more)

Have recently updated to version 86.0, Youtube takes a long while to load the next video when I click on it (I did not set autoplay). Never had this problem previously. Have uBlock Origin installed if it matters.

Asked by freescoring 1 month ago

Loading videos/ads causes PC to momentarily freeze (YouTube, Twitch, Twitter)

Hi so I noticed recently that Firefox would cause my PC to momentarily freeze when it's loading videos, usually ads on YouTube, but I saw this happening on Twitch and som… (read more)

Hi so I noticed recently that Firefox would cause my PC to momentarily freeze when it's loading videos, usually ads on YouTube, but I saw this happening on Twitch and sometimes Twitter as well. This has never been a problem and just started at most just a month ago

I searched around and saw that those who had kind of a similar problem were able to solve it by setting media.av1.enabled to false, or by clearing their cache. I did both and the problem persists. I also tried disabling my anti-virus' active protection settings to no avail. Another solution I found was to create a fresh profile but I'd like to see if there's anything else I can try before doing that. Perhaps a reinstall?

The only Add-on I have left is BetterTTV, no ad blockers of any sort. tia

Asked by joshabrogena 1 month ago

Default connections

At starting Firefox, it connects within seconds to one of the googleusercontent.com IP addresses. It can be seen when, on Windows PC, calling perfmon /res see attachment… (read more)

At starting Firefox, it connects within seconds to one of the googleusercontent.com IP addresses. It can be seen when, on Windows PC, calling perfmon /res see attachment

'Please help to prevent internet == google'

Asked by benjamin.perdeck 1 month ago

Firefox will not connect to the internet when I install any add-ons...

Bear with me there's a bit of a story. One of the apps I most use is MightyText. It allows me to send texts from my desktop computer's web browser. When FireFox automat… (read more)

Bear with me there's a bit of a story.

One of the apps I most use is MightyText. It allows me to send texts from my desktop computer's web browser. When FireFox automatically updated to the newest version, something didn't work right and MightyText stopped being able to connect.

My workaround was to use System Restore to go back in time so to speak. But FireFox is pretty aggressive with their updates, and eventually that stopped being a work around.

I tried to install an older version of FireFox manually but I couldn't ever get my profile to work right.

So, I've landed somewhere where FireFox has updated to the latest version, AND MightyText works just fine.

But now the problem is I cannot use any of my add-ons. Actually, I can re-fresh FireFox, and start it without any add ons. I can add all my add ons and everything works great, but if I restart my computer, FireFox will not connect to the internet (the wheel just spins) until I refresh again and wipe out all the add-ons. After doing so, all my tabs are restored, all my saved passwords, etc--and I can add back the add-ons and they will work until FireFox Crashes or I restart the computer, but then FF won't connect to the internet and around and around we go.

What's up?

Asked by dontbesojumpy 1 month ago

Pocket disappeared from the "library" menu in FF 87. How to view my saved items?

Someone already reported it there: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/mc8vyx/pocket_disappeared_from_the_library_dropdown/ There is currently no way to view websit… (read more)

Someone already reported it there: https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/mc8vyx/pocket_disappeared_from_the_library_dropdown/

There is currently no way to view websites saved to pocket. Only integration is that one button visible on address bar and I have no idea how to restore it after you remove it. I hate their clumsiness. This is second time they remove one thing and forget to add replacement/config in time. Previous case was something with bookmarks menu if I remember correctly, and they still did not add any option to right-click-menu.

Asked by Piterk 1 month ago

Bookmark organization upon restoring a .json backup

I made a backup of my current bookmarks as a .json file and then restored an earlier bookmark backup. When I did, all of the bookmarks ended up in the root and all of the… (read more)

I made a backup of my current bookmarks as a .json file and then restored an earlier bookmark backup. When I did, all of the bookmarks ended up in the root and all of the folders I made to organize my bookmarks were empty. I didn't really care because I found the bookmark that I was looking for and then restored the new backup that I had made prior to restoring the older one.

Same thing happened, all of my bookmarks ended up in the root and all of my folders were empty again. That's way too much work to have to put them all back in the folders manually and surely it's not designed to work that way.

I did a system restore from several days earlier and that didn't fix it either. I also tried restoring an automatic bookmark, several of them, that didn't work either.

I have the latest version of Firefox installed and it was before I started any of this. I can't find the version number because "About Firefox" only says "Firefox is up to date" under Firefox Browser. Your software below has identified it as version 87.0. Running Windows 8.1.

This is really aggravating, I haven't got time for this crap.

Asked by olese 1 month ago