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Performance problem of Firefox Developer tools

I'm using Firefox Developer Edition. I love Firefox. But when I change some CSS property colors on developer tools, it does not work instantly. For example, if I choose b… (read more)

I'm using Firefox Developer Edition. I love Firefox. But when I change some CSS property colors on developer tools, it does not work instantly. For example, if I choose background-color it takes a little bit of time to show on web page. I'm front-end developer and sometimes I need to test different colors on my screens.

Asked by Ayaz 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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tinkercad doesn't work with ver 68

Tinkercad is broken with ver 68; worked with 67, no webgl settings changed between Firefox versions. Tinkercad hangs when loading a "project". Everything works on IE 11 a… (read more)

Tinkercad is broken with ver 68; worked with 67, no webgl settings changed between Firefox versions. Tinkercad hangs when loading a "project". Everything works on IE 11 and Chrome 75

Asked by twspringer 1 year ago

Last reply by twspringer 1 year ago

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corrupt bookmarks menu

For my copy of Firefox, the bookmarks menu repeats itself as sub-folders ad infinitum: "Show All Bookmarks>All Bookmarks/Bookmarks Menu... /All Bookmarks/Bookmarks Men… (read more)

For my copy of Firefox, the bookmarks menu repeats itself as sub-folders ad infinitum: "Show All Bookmarks>All Bookmarks/Bookmarks Menu... /All Bookmarks/Bookmarks Menu... /All Bookmarks/Bookmarks Menu...." Each sub-level contains all the bookmarks of its parent level. Deletion of a "Bookmarks Menu" sub-folder results in deletion of corresponding parent folders and their contents.

Asked by Lowell 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Will allowing a Firefox "Refresh" create a restore point so that computer may be later restored to that point to view email account open at time of "Refresh'?

I went to an institution computer lab/3-D printing site in regard to printing (manufacturing) my patented product. During the interview I had to resort to my email abou… (read more)

I went to an institution computer lab/3-D printing site in regard to printing (manufacturing) my patented product. During the interview I had to resort to my email about scheduling details and a pop up to "Refresh" Firefox came up. Being somewhat tired I allowed it. And being partly blind I failed to notice that my Yahoo email had the " Say signed in" in their default "Go" position. I signed out of my email but when I reopened the computer several minutes later,I noticed all my emails were there for anyone to read. Since this involved a patent situation, where IP stealing is always a problem, this was a concern. I logged out and was able to closed the email access only 10 or 20 minutes after the initial breach. But I wonder if the Firefox "Refresh" created a restore point so that a person with administrative authority on the computer could do a system restore to the point of Firefox "Refresh" and gain access to all my sensitive emails. Unfortunately the Yahoo default "stay signed in" often tends to put the user in rape- ready position. Subsequent refreshes or restarts may inadvertently leave the front door open for hacking of all your emails involving lawyers, accountants, mistresses, political improprieties etc.

Asked by dan.arnow 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Session Restore Not Working Most of the Time

When I start Firefox after it crashes, 10% of the time I get the Restore Session option. The other 90% of the time I get a new window without a Restore Session option and… (read more)

When I start Firefox after it crashes, 10% of the time I get the Restore Session option. The other 90% of the time I get a new window without a Restore Session option and all the history is gone.

Asked by b5301274 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Cannot change primary email address. No choice given

I already added a secondary email address. But, there is no choice given to CHANGE it to primary address. I always says " This emal already verified by another user. I… (read more)

I already added a secondary email address. But, there is no choice given to CHANGE it to primary address. I always says " This emal already verified by another user. I don'e want to VERIFY IT. I want to change it as primary email addressIt always stays on yahoo. I want to change it to my gmail address. and make yahoo secondy.

Asked by louielou58 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I view the WHOLE console log, not just the most recent entries?

I'm trying to write a userscript and I have it writing to console.log so I can see why when something goes wrong. However, the console log routinely hides most of what I … (read more)

I'm trying to write a userscript and I have it writing to console.log so I can see why when something goes wrong. However, the console log routinely hides most of what I write to it. I can plainly see that, even though the script executes from the beginning, the log starts somewhere in the middle of the script execution, and vital information that I *NEED* is always cut off "above the fold".

I would be willing to settle for: 1.) Seeing ALL the console log entries my script writes, not just the small subset Firefox decides to show me 2.) Logging to a file instead of the console 3.) Using a remote logging service, if there is a free one that works (IE not Loggly). 4.) Running a webserver on my computer and logging via remote calls to that 5.) A way to use JSON.stringify to append the log to tags in the open web page... I actually had this working, but Firefox logs objects as "[object object]" so I can't see them. I already know they're objects, I need to see what they contain!

Any of these would work for me. I just need to be able to look at the log and see the order the various parts of my scripts executed in.

What would NOT work for me is:

1.) Using the script debugger. The problem I'm seeing is very sporadic, and my script uses jQuery, the amount of javascript that executes very quickly is really large, so manually stepping through script execution would require literally hours or days of tapping away, without even being sure the error will occur for me to see. I really need to just be able to use the web normally, and then, when the error occurs, being able to look at the log and see the script execution documented exactly as I set up my console.log commands to do.

The fact that I just spent the better part of two days unable to find a simple solution to the problem of just viewing my script's log entries, is making me think Firefox is not an adequate browser for javascript development. Am I making a mistake trying to develop on Firefox? Is Firefox no good for troubleshooting javascript on?

Asked by Zatukp 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox and Duck Duck Go are set up as default browser and search engine in Windows 10, but how do I use them instead of Edge and Bing with Cortana?

I do not want Google or anything Chrome-based as a solution. I love using Firefox and Duck Duck Go, but I can find no help to make them the default when using Cortana on… (read more)

I do not want Google or anything Chrome-based as a solution. I love using Firefox and Duck Duck Go, but I can find no help to make them the default when using Cortana on my desktop.

Asked by kwileyone 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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How to ensure audio is enabled when I link to a website with a video?

I want to be able to click on a link to a site to view a video and click PLAY with the audio already turned on. But often I have to ENABLE AUDIO first. How can I avoid … (read more)

I want to be able to click on a link to a site to view a video and click PLAY with the audio already turned on. But often I have to ENABLE AUDIO first. How can I avoid this? One answer last week took me to a site that instructed me to click on an icon in my address bar. But I saw no such icon. Thank you for taking the time to read my question.

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Double Firefox installation; one on Windows default "Program Files" and one portable.

As the questions describes it, I have these two installations. However, when I launch an inquiry from, say email, the system launches the one installed on Windows 10. Haw… (read more)

As the questions describes it, I have these two installations. However, when I launch an inquiry from, say email, the system launches the one installed on Windows 10. Haw can I force the portable version execution? Thanks, Mišo

Asked by Mišo 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I love Firefox but it went on the blink last week and hasn't worked since. I have tried everything on the community support page and it's still not working.

This is what I get. Is there something else I can use. I don't like edge or chrome. File not found Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Fi… (read more)

This is what I get. Is there something else I can use. I don't like edge or chrome.

File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at jar:file:///C:/Program Files/Mozilla Firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/en-US/locale/branding/browserconfig.properties.

   Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
   Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

Asked by Netta 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Cant seem to access any sites when i turn off private browsing

I always had private browsing option selected. But now that i turned it off i could not access any sites, but once i turn on private browsing again i was able to browse s… (read more)

I always had private browsing option selected. But now that i turned it off i could not access any sites, but once i turn on private browsing again i was able to browse sites again. Cant seem to find whats the issue.

Asked by cpwansui 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Scam website

For the past month, when reading news on the msn site, my page has been hijacked and I have to close Firefox and reopen the broser to get rid of the page. Attached is an … (read more)

For the past month, when reading news on the msn site, my page has been hijacked and I have to close Firefox and reopen the broser to get rid of the page. Attached is an image of the page that opened tonight 8/17/2019. How do I stop this from happening?

Asked by floridasooner 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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"Email Link" email not on top. Hiden by browser.

It took a bit of troubleshooting to isolate the cause of this. But apparently after my most recent Firefox update, when I click on the "Email Link" function, which I have… (read more)

It took a bit of troubleshooting to isolate the cause of this. But apparently after my most recent Firefox update, when I click on the "Email Link" function, which I have in my overflow menu, the email itself does not pop up on top of the browser, instead it is hidden beneath it when it used to be on top.

I have done a couple of restores, tested all recent Windows updates, and upon a final restore and more or less disabling the Firefox updates, I believe the problem is with my most recent Firefox update. As long as I don't update, the email appears on top of the browser.

Short of disabling Firefox updates entirely, of which I wish i could do, I would accept responsibility for that, I can find no other workaround except to minimize the browser in order to address & send the email.

Thank you.

Asked by springheel 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Where does add-on store indexdb files

I have an addon (TextNotes) which I believe stores its data in IndexDB, (which I think is common for the latest apps) Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted about four yea… (read more)

I have an addon (TextNotes) which I believe stores its data in IndexDB, (which I think is common for the latest apps)

Unfortunately, I accidentally deleted about four years worth of notes! And there is no "undo" on the app. So far,developer has suggested CTRL-Z to undo ...but that is if you do it immediately and not moved to other pages!

IN THEORY, the old data must still be in some sectors on the hard drive, so I installed a file recovery program ... but I've no idea WHAT the file is called, or WHERE it's installed, assuming even that I could copy it from A back to B, and the DB will still work.

Failing that, I have a drive backup, (with about 20 partitions) but again no idea where it is stored, ie in C: drive, or somewhere in moz-Cache. Again, assuming I can 'restore' it my moving it from A to B.

There is an export / import option, so it must be capable of restoring a file ... just a case of finding the actual file, and saving it in the correct format ready to import

NB: I know from the web console, you can open "storage" to view localStorage files ... but that shows IndexDB as blank as I believe Firefox squirrels it away somewhere within its internal coding. So is there a developer option to view those files saved internally?

Asked by cristofayre 1 year ago

Last reply by cristofayre 1 year ago