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Firefox Dark Mode Theme

I have Firefox set to dark mode in the theme settings. How do I block websites from seeing this information? I don't understand why website like eBay and DuckDuckGo think… (read more)

I have Firefox set to dark mode in the theme settings. How do I block websites from seeing this information? I don't understand why website like eBay and DuckDuckGo think they can change how I view there website becasue of my setting in Firefox. I completely understand that this may be a convenience for some people, my point is though if there is an option for it, where is the option against it! Some websites look terrible in dark mode! Also why do websites need so much information about my computer and browser when I visit them? Why can't I bock this as well? Why does a website need to know what operating system I run. My point is.. if it's not necessary for the website to work then it should not be shared. privacy!

Believe it or not, I'm a human and make mistakes. I like my free will. I like to make stupid and illogical decisions sometimes, I like to make mistakes, and learn from them. Why are algorithms trying to control my life? I don't want a perfect utopian life run by machines that have no soul.

Asked by Nate 2 years ago

Last reply by Nate 1 year ago

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Clearing cache also clears all logins!

Hi All, Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Ca… (read more)

Hi All,

Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Cached Web Content" checked and it still deletes all info. Also whenever I go back in that page, both are (again) checked.

What am I doing wrong?

Is there a way in "about:config" to default this area to "Cached Web Content" only?

Russ

Asked by RASelkirk 2 years ago

Last reply by RASelkirk 1 year ago

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Keep getting "firefox can't update to the latest version" almost every day

I didn't used to receive this,but I keep getting the Keep getting "firefox can't update to the latest version" message on a pretty regular basis. I have downloaded and in… (read more)

I didn't used to receive this,but I keep getting the Keep getting "firefox can't update to the latest version" message on a pretty regular basis. I have downloaded and installed the latest copy a few times, but then I still get this message.I haven't tried uninstalling the browser in control panel, but I thought I'd check this first. Current version: 82.0.2 This is happening on my work machine (Microsoft Surface) running Windows 10.

Thank you Mike

Asked by indianamichael1 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Developer Tools / Style Editor deletes text as I type

I'm assuming this bug was introduced in the last update to Firefox. Whenever I am typing anything into the Style Editor, the text randomly seems to delete itself. If I … (read more)

I'm assuming this bug was introduced in the last update to Firefox. Whenever I am typing anything into the Style Editor, the text randomly seems to delete itself. If I type very slowly it is less likely to happen, but occasionally still does.

I have seen some other threads about this with no solutions which leads me to believe this is a bug.

Asked by Gramps 2 years ago

Last reply by Gramps 1 year ago

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Downloads

Lately, every time I download a photoshop file, it now opens Photoshop and opens the file. How do I disable that from happening? I just want the file. I don't need to see… (read more)

Lately, every time I download a photoshop file, it now opens Photoshop and opens the file. How do I disable that from happening? I just want the file. I don't need to see it open. This has just been happening recently and I don't always need to open the files right away. It just slows my progress down and it's annoying! Thank you in advance!

Asked by woodlandelf 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I can watch videos yet I can't comment, favorite, save for later, access account, etc. on YouTube

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize yout… (read more)

I have spent hours, literally, trying to fix this issue by following firefox community help guides yet nothing I've found has solved the problem. I can fully utilize youtube, with similar addons installed , on google chrome and microsoft edge without any problems yet firefox will allow only videos to be watched on youtube - nothing more. When I try to comment it says: Returned error , when click on the (save) button; nothing happens, when i click on my account icon a blank window opens with a circle spinning in the center endlessly - - the extent of functions is limited to, watching videos . I've manually installed Adobe flash, I've tried disabling the polymer function, I've tried the safe mode with my firewall disabled (I made sure that the microsoft firewall did not enable when I disabled Kaspersky), I went into about:config and did all the adjustments... there is quite a number of other things I did over the course of three hours. In the picture I have one picture showing my firewall/addons disabled with firefox in safemode while in the other picture the firewall/addons are enabled. System Information

Asked by omegainitiate 2 years ago

Last reply by jahinson2002 1 year ago

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no history or bookmarks, tried everything

I've tried every solution already on this forum. I've gone from 1) never seeing any history or being able to save a bookmark, to 2) being able to save them and have histo… (read more)

I've tried every solution already on this forum. I've gone from 1) never seeing any history or being able to save a bookmark, to 2) being able to save them and have history while the browser is open (they'd vanish when I'd close it), to 3) now history and bookmarks will stay if I close the browser, but as soon as my computer is turned off and on again, they are gone. So I guess there's progress being made, but I still would like to have a fully-functioning browser. I've uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox several times, hoping that would fix it. Please help.

Asked by icenogle.rachel 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Which firewall exceptions do I need to define to allow automatic updates?

At work, my work machine keeps getting this message: "Firefox can't update to the latest version. Download a fresh copy of Firefox and we'll help you to install it." The… (read more)

At work, my work machine keeps getting this message: "Firefox can't update to the latest version. Download a fresh copy of Firefox and we'll help you to install it."

There are several threads found in various blogs of how to get past it. I've tried several to no avail. At this point, I'm thinking about if there needs to be a firewall exception added by our network administrator to allow updates to automatically download firefox updates. A previous thread asked this question, but I'm not clear if the answer is what I think it is. The answer suggested says to here's the thread:

"The update URL is generated via the app.update.url pref that you can inspect on the about:config page." The app.update.url says this: https://www.mozilla.org/%LOCALE%/firefox/. Is that what we need to put in? If so, why didn't the answer just say that?

The next part of the answer suggests downloading and installing a Live HTTP Headers extension, then going to Help about firefox. I did this, but nothing populated the extension.

This may seem like two problems posted here, I can repost the error as a separate issue if desired and we can address what exceptions here.

Thank you very much for any help you can give.

Mike

Asked by indianamichael1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is suddenly and randomly shutting down for me as well.

Firefox just shuts down and when you reopen it the result is as others have reported - it lists the tabs that were open and you have to wait for the pages to rewrite. Som… (read more)

Firefox just shuts down and when you reopen it the result is as others have reported - it lists the tabs that were open and you have to wait for the pages to rewrite. Some revert back to a log in screen but most go back to the screen when Firefox shuts down. There are no issues that are evident and nothing comes up in the alerts on my AV, etc. programs. It is really annoying when you have just logged into a mail program e. g. hotmail; aim; and it is in the private browser screen. This one does not reopen and you have to start from the beginning again. It has only been happening over the last week or so and can happen 2 or 3 times in a day, depending on how long the computer is being used - extended day or just a short few hours. There are no crash reports or error messages from Firefox. It just totally shuts down.

Asked by ok007au 2 years ago

Last reply by ok007au 1 year ago

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Characters disappear from text on page

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to w… (read more)

I've been having this problem recently (firefox build 82.0.3 and a few older versions) where characters randomly disappear from the text being displayed. In addition to webpage body text, the address bar and tab titles also disappear sometimes.

As I'm typing this text characters are randomly being replaced with blank spaces. Firefox is the only application on my computer that seems to have this problem. I have restarted it, reset the user profile, and disable all extensions/add-ons in an attempt to debug but it hasn't seemed to help.

Attached are two screen captures, one where the text has disappeared on me and one after I highlighted the text to bring it back. Note: the address bar and tab titles are blank in both since I didn't highlight/click on them.

Asked by ALongtimeFirefoxUser 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Video length and progress bar of viewed videos not visible on YouTube

Hi, I do not see length of videos on thumbnails any more, moreover progress bar that was visible on viewed videos is also not visible so I cannot tell what videos I've al… (read more)

Hi,

I do not see length of videos on thumbnails any more, moreover progress bar that was visible on viewed videos is also not visible so I cannot tell what videos I've already watched.

I have made some testing and it seems YouTube is showing video length when I am not signed in - progress bar is still not visible (but it seems to be obvious when I am signed out).

Running Firefox in safe mode is not helping. I am using latest Firefox 82.0.3 (64 bit)

I also have checked in Chrome and there it's working without any issues.

Have You seen such issue? Can it be latest update of Firefox?

BR Grzegorz

Asked by Grzech89 2 years ago

Last reply by Grzech89 1 year ago

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Dual boot (Win7 & openSUSE TW) ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed

The machine name ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed is not showing in Sync Tabs. Firefox has lost all my tabs a few time in the past 2 weeks and when I opened the sync tab to bring … (read more)

The machine name ZBook-17-G2-Tumbleweed is not showing in Sync Tabs. Firefox has lost all my tabs a few time in the past 2 weeks and when I opened the sync tab to bring the tabs back the machine name is not there and all my open tabs are gone.

Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) Operating System: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20201104 KDE Plasma Version: 5.20.2 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.75.0 Qt Version: 5.15.1 Kernel Version: 5.9.1-1-default OS Type: 64-bit Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz Memory: 31.0 GiB of RAM Graphics Processor: Mesa DRI Intel® HD Graphics 4600

Asked by jonzn4SUSE 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Amazon allowed to change my password in Firefox?

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at … (read more)

On four occasions during the past three months, Amazon has refused my log in to their site, stating that I've not used the correct password. When this occurs, I look at my 'password box' and can see that the number of characters (the black dots) are of a far greater number than the number of characters in my current password by more than 200. When I go to 'Security' in Firefox to view my password, it has indeed changed to a random selection of 200 plus characters. When I erase these characters and retype my original password, Amazon will accept the change and I can log in.

My question: Although I don't expect anyone to know why Amazon is doing this, I'm baffled as to how Firefox can be manipulated by Amazon so as to change my password.

Has anyone experienced this and is there any advice? I'm hopeful that an actual Amazon tech will have a response to this as well as the community.

Thank you,

Placerville

Asked by Placerville 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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my youtube account doesn't sign me into my account correctly anymore since the "picture in picture" button was upgrade recently from blue to white

FireFox broke my youtube (utube) account when you updated the picture in picture (p.i.p.) from the BLUE p.i.p. button that came out from the right side of the utube vids.… (read more)

FireFox broke my youtube (utube) account when you updated the picture in picture (p.i.p.) from the BLUE p.i.p. button that came out from the right side of the utube vids.

  • NOW with the new upgraded "white" p.i.p. button, I login to utube and the loaded utube page don't log me into my account, I have to keep reloading the page 10 times or more just to get my subscription list to load on the left side, but my notification bell in the top right hand corner won't load the new videos and it reads "SIGN IN" even though I'm signed in, and the channels I subscribe to NOW HAS a subscribe button even though I'm subscribed already!!! CRAZY!!!
  • Why does it not log me into all the features on the page?

And why won't it detect I'm ALREADY logged in and load all my normal features?

      • IS FIREFOX AWARE OF THIS PROBLEM AND GOING TO FIX IT or do I need to use another browser forever to view utube?

Any Ideas??? Thanks my friends!!! Much Love!

Asked by Methos 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Log in With Gmail / Autohotkey Hotstrings (macro) Disabled

Hi folks, I use Autohotkey to automatically expand things for me (auto-replace, basically). E.g., if I want it to type out my email I type, "myemail" and then it erases … (read more)

Hi folks,

I use Autohotkey to automatically expand things for me (auto-replace, basically). E.g., if I want it to type out my email I type, "myemail" and then it erases that and types emailname@emailprovider.com for me; if I type myadd it will type out my street address, and many many more things to make my life easier (vision impaired and by using these "hotstrings" I can ensure I don't mistype and then miss it in proofreading).

Sometime last week (I think I restarted my computer on Wednesday and there Were updates as well as Windows 10 asking me a browser-related question and I declined to change my default browser at that time) Firefox stopped allowing those hotstrings to work And I can't select, "log in with Google" (or is it Gmail? Whichever . . .) any more, either. The option is greyed out. Epic Games' launcher has that option and it tells me it will launch my web browser once I've clicked the "log in with G..." link (Firefox can't grey it out there since it's a different program) but Firefox does seem to be blocking the web page launch request.

I have tried turning off my add ons, one by one (and refreshing the page after each), to narrow it down, but none of those appear to be the culprit. I use Malwarebytes and Avira (basic, not Prime) and neither of those seem to be responsible, either. I have Windows Defender as well. My "hotstrings" are working in Chrome so I am Guessing it's to do with Firefox specifically and that bit of information might rule out MB, Avira, and Win Defender altogether. I tried a Private Window for fun and it's also blocking my macro (hotstrings).

Any ideas of other things I can try? I don't want to have to use Chrome but if I can't get this resolved I'll have to bite the bullet and use the browser that helps with my eyesight.

Asked by JMFS 1 year ago

Last reply by JMFS 1 year ago