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bookmarks - backing up and restoring???

OK, I'm having a LOT of trouble with my sync, and bookmark archiving. If I export my bookmarks as html, and import them, none are in folders anymore! As far as I can tell… (read more)

OK, I'm having a LOT of trouble with my sync, and bookmark archiving. If I export my bookmarks as html, and import them, none are in folders anymore! As far as I can tell, asking Firefox to "restore" from a particular date does something similar. The only way I understand to back up my bookmarks, and more them to another machine in an organized way is with the Profile folder (and profile.ini file). When I share that folder and that file, everything is copied exactly, and organized properly. So that being the case, what the h are "backup", "restore", "import" and "export" useful for?

If there some writeup on EXACTLY how to manage bookmark backups in Firefox? I've never seen one. You'd like to believe that when you "restore" your bookmarks, they end up organized the way they were originally.

Asked by danflester 6 days ago

Last reply by danflester 6 days ago

Want to control the order in which add-ons have access to page source

Hi. Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't suppor… (read more)

Hi.

Often, "HTTPS Everywhere" blocks links to sites because the real URL is embedded in another (probably tracking) URL, and that URL points to a site that doesn't support HTTPS.

I have both ClearURLs and "HTTPS Everywhere" installed, and I hypothesize that if "ClearURLs" could remove strip the surrounding tracking URL from the embedded real URL, most real sites would work without complaint.

Can I somehow tell Firefox to apply "ClearURLs" before "HTTPS Everywhere", so that "HTTPS Everywhere" operates on the sanitized real address? (Or am I interpreting the situation wrongly?)

Thanks for your help.

Warmly, Pete

Asked by peter.j.riches 6 days ago

Display glitches when auto complete drop down appears

I've been having an issue come up when browsing. Sometimes, I get a graphic glitch that causes a yellow line to streak across the screen (mot of the times partially or in… (read more)

I've been having an issue come up when browsing. Sometimes, I get a graphic glitch that causes a yellow line to streak across the screen (mot of the times partially or in a window/dropdown box) and it also causes letters to go missing. This is a new laptop so my initial thoughts were to reach out to Dell after I had exhausted my own options. We have still not been able to figure out the cause. There is a laundry list of things that I have tried and here are some that I remember. - Attempted fresh install by using Revo Uninstaller to remove everything, deleted app data and program data, and any other trace of the program that could be found. Then reinstalled Firefox with no addons or changed to about:config. - Uninstalled video drivers and then reinstalled. Updated to most current versions. - Followed instructions found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1313520 - Tested other browsers to see if there was an issue with them, there was not. - Have been able to successfully recreate the problem on a regular basis. Because of this, I loaded Firefox in safe mode and browsed using it for a while. The issue did not happen and I could not recreate it while in safe mode. I am leaning toward this being a software issue due to the last to points that I mention above. However, at this point I am stumped and I believe Dell support is as well. Has anyone had this issue? Is there a fix? Is it possibly a hardware issue? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Asked by snakex50 1 week ago

Last reply by snakex50 6 days ago

Why can a website (social platform, not FB) suddenly only be connected via private windows?

Hey, until now I was able to connect to all Internet sites such as YouTube, Gmail, etc. via the Firefox start page, but recently I can only connect to a certain website (… (read more)

Hey, until now I was able to connect to all Internet sites such as YouTube, Gmail, etc. via the Firefox start page, but recently I can only connect to a certain website (social platform, not FB) via a private window. I haven't changed a setting, it still worked the day before.

What could be the problem?

I don't have very much idea, please answer in detail and simply, thank you.

Asked by jenzoo747 6 days ago

Deezer links don't open in the desktop app

All Deezer links are opened directly in browser, while I have native Deezer app for win10 installed, and my FF has correct rule for applications like Deezer. Of couse, I … (read more)

All Deezer links are opened directly in browser, while I have native Deezer app for win10 installed, and my FF has correct rule for applications like Deezer. Of couse, I want to open Deezer links directly in app, not in browser.

Asked by Yuri 6 days ago

Widevide plugin crash Netflix older version how to install?

Netflix keeps crashing the minute I open it on Firefox due to the Widevine plugin. This has been happening ever since Widevine's latest update about a week ago. I've sin… (read more)

Netflix keeps crashing the minute I open it on Firefox due to the Widevine plugin. This has been happening ever since Widevine's latest update about a week ago. I've since learned that their latest update doesn't support MAC OS X 10.9.5, which is what I have. The recommendation on this forum was to install an older version of Widevine. I've looked everywhere and I haven't been able to find out how to do that or where to even find an older version. Widevine's website is not helpful.

Hoping you can help!

Asked by blijebellenblaas 6 days ago

All files in pastebin get flagged as malware

The file https://paste.c-net.org/ShrinkBanister containing two text files is flagged as malware. It happens to every file I upload. This malware detection is bullshit. Ar… (read more)

The file https://paste.c-net.org/ShrinkBanister containing two text files is flagged as malware. It happens to every file I upload. This malware detection is bullshit. Are sites like wetransfer.com and megaupload flagged as malware once a single user uploads something bad somewhere?

Asked by firefox1359 6 days ago

Certaines pages ne sont pas compatibles ou ne s'affichent pas | Some pages are not compatible or not displayed

Bonjour! (the English version follows) J'ai un exemple de page qui ne fonctionne pas bien et c'est une page du gouvernement fédéral canadien: https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/. Merc… (read more)

Bonjour! (the English version follows)

J'ai un exemple de page qui ne fonctionne pas bien et c'est une page du gouvernement fédéral canadien: https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/.

Merci d'aider! --- Hello!

I have an example of a page that does not work well and this is a Canadian federal government page: https://ncc-ccn.gc.ca/.

Thanks for helping!

Guylain Bastien

Guylain Bastien

Asked by Guylain 1 month ago

Last reply by Guylain 6 days ago

automatic connections on startup

When I open firefox there is a blank page, which is normal. However, when I analyse the network traffic with wireshark I notice there are automatic connections to several… (read more)

When I open firefox there is a blank page, which is normal. However, when I analyse the network traffic with wireshark I notice there are automatic connections to several websites. Including reddit.com, twitter.com, facebook.com, youtube.com, wikipedia.org, example.org, ipv4only.arpa and also to some mozilla domains. Is this normal behavior or should I be worried ? Also, is there a way to disable this if this is normal behavior ?

Asked by xedem1 6 days ago

Youtube inscreen control button background color code edit

Hello Recently I chaged firefox font color and (font)background color; font color near white, (font)background color near black. From that time Youtube in_screen control … (read more)

Hello

Recently I chaged firefox font color and (font)background color; font color near white, (font)background color near black. From that time Youtube in_screen control button's (play/pause/sound/setting/full screen) background color changed to near white (default translucent) so the buttons became barely distinguishable.

I changed font/background color to the original, installed themes and addons but failed to set the buttons back to the original color.

Slidebar color changed to (font)background color.

I have eyes problem and some internet sites don't allow the dark mode, So I had to try browser color code editing for my eyes.

Could someone please tell me how to reverse the change or change the button's background color translucent?

Asked by richmore 6 days ago

Uploading music to my u tube music library

I don't want to switch my browser to Chrome. I do want to upload music files to u tube music for my library there. Process is to open the u tube music library file and … (read more)

I don't want to switch my browser to Chrome. I do want to upload music files to u tube music for my library there. Process is to open the u tube music library file and click on uploads and drag files from windows onto the page and it will upload. My problem is when I do this, the file I drag over shows a red circle with a line through it and will not upload to u tube music. It is the correct file type MP3. Is there a setting within firefox that I can change that could be preventing me from doing this? thanks. brian

u tube music

Asked by brunau8 6 days ago

Sfondi - Backgrounds

Perchè su Mozilla Firefox non posso personalizzare tutta la pagina iniziale con uno sfondo immagine dal mio archivio personale? Posso saperlo? Non è possibile che l'inter… (read more)

Perchè su Mozilla Firefox non posso personalizzare tutta la pagina iniziale con uno sfondo immagine dal mio archivio personale? Posso saperlo? Non è possibile che l'intera pagina iniziale rimanga vuota e bianca senza nessuna immagine e come sfondo voi utilizzate solo la parte in alto e con i temi stabiliti solo da voi. Non vi sentite degli ipocriti? Grazie..Alessandro Bertoli Why can't I customize the whole start page with an image background from my personal archive on Mozilla Firefox? Can I know? It is not possible that the entire home page remains empty and white without any image and as a background you use only the top part and with the themes established only by you. Don't you feel like hypocrites? Thanks .. Alessandro Bertoli

Asked by bertoliale.noce696 6 days ago

How to reinstate pinned websites

Hello, I'm trying to figure out why I lost my pinned tabs I had in Firefox after somehow not being able to sync my bookmarks with the websites I had in the bookmarks tool… (read more)

Hello,

I'm trying to figure out why I lost my pinned tabs I had in Firefox after somehow not being able to sync my bookmarks with the websites I had in the bookmarks toolbar missing then tried restoring them from the bookmarks option. So, I'm not too sure of how I can get them back if possible or something. Thank you in advance if you reply to this.

Asked by Anduma22 6 days ago

read streaming text from a javascript output

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as peop… (read more)

I'm currently using Linux Firefox 88.0 (64-bit). There is a webpage http://www3.winsystem.org/monitor/webmonitor.php that displays some streaming text information as people transmit on their amateur radios. Is it somehow possible to capture that information stream in real-time?

My intent is to use a shell script for further processing.

Thank you.

Asked by rusytravis19 6 days ago

Is there a way to backup 'Cookies and Site Data' so if a refresh is needed, all permissions aren't lost

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I d… (read more)

Under about:preferences#privacy there is a section 'Cookies and Site Data'. I have my settings set to CUSTOM and block all cookies. I then have managed my exceptions. I did a refresh resently, all that was lost. The best I can do currently is to have wordpad open and manually type each line out in my exceptions and then if needed in the future, I could copy and paste. There might be a better way that I do not know. I do know by default, the 'Managed Exceptions' under 'Cookies and Site Data' does not save if 'Refreshed'. Please address a better process and not my choice on blocking all cookies, thank you.

Asked by Philip 5 days ago

Widevine Content Decryption Module 4.10.2209.1

To all Firefox gurus: RE: Widevine Content Decryption Module 4.10.2209.1 Have Firefox 78.10.0esr (64-bit) with PLug-in Widevine Content Decryption Module 4.10.2209.1 Have… (read more)

To all Firefox gurus:

RE: Widevine Content Decryption Module 4.10.2209.1

Have Firefox 78.10.0esr (64-bit) with PLug-in Widevine Content Decryption Module 4.10.2209.1

Have (Late-2012) Mac Mini with Mac OSX 10.9.5 (A MUST HAVE, due to it being the last version that is compatible with Nikon and other software no longer supported)

So, upgrading Mac Operating System is not an option.

And, upgrading Firefox does not seem to be an option, because 78.10.0esr is the last compatible version with the Mac 10.9.5 operating system.

The issue I am having is when I go to read the online edition of the newspaper. a long thin yellow bar appears at the top of the screen with "The Widevine Cdm has crashed. (Learn More)" and further down on the page it shows, "Video Player Error Sorry, there has been a technical error with this video stream." with an error code that relates to "Digital Rights Management" . . . It is checked in Preferences > General.

So, not sure what the problem is.

This has occurred within the past two weeks ONLY.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thank you, in advance.

Asked by shepherds_pie 5 days ago

Last reply by shepherds_pie 5 days ago

Firefox on macOS 11.2.3 (20D91) enters dark-mode, but won't leave.

Hello altogether. I sat up my MacBook to automatically enter light or dark mode. Firefox enters dark mode as expected but won't leave. Even if I restart the MacBook the n… (read more)

Hello altogether. I sat up my MacBook to automatically enter light or dark mode. Firefox enters dark mode as expected but won't leave. Even if I restart the MacBook the next day, while the system boots with light mode enabled, Firefox will remain in dark mode.

To change this temporarily, I have to open the macOS settings and enable light mode. Firefox now change to light mode and stays in light mode, even if I again re-enable the automatic changing in the macOS settings.

Later those days, Firefox enters dark mode as expected but won't leave, like described before.

Is this a known bug? Anything else I can try?

Thanks for reading, looking forward to a possible solution.

Asked by plausibel 1 week ago

Last reply by plausibel 5 days ago