Can't Sign-Out of Firefox Account

I'm trying to sign-in to my Firefox account, but it won't let me as I'm still signed-in on another device. The other device is my old SSD which failed and can't access a… (read more)

I'm trying to sign-in to my Firefox account, but it won't let me as I'm still signed-in on another device. The other device is my old SSD which failed and can't access anymore. How do I sign-out of the old SSD so I can get access to my Firefox account on my new SSD?

Asked by Graham Coutts 6 days ago

Last reply by Graham Coutts 6 days ago

Firefox Library: Batch section of bookmarks and typing a new tag append the tag instead of replacing the old ones

Using Firefox 94.0 The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding the… (read more)

Using Firefox 94.0

The objective is to change the tags of large numbers of bookmarks. This is to organize existing bookmarks under new categories that help in finding them more easily.

Until some time ago, I used the Library (Ctrl + Shift + O) to first select a batch of bookmarks (whether or not filtered after an existing tag or another criterion); and typed the new tag in the field Tags: at the bottom of the Library dialogue window. If I had to change the tag, I simply wrote the new one; the old one was replaced. If I had to add a tag, I could repeat the old tag and add the new one.

Now, instead, my new tag is appended to each and every bookmark in the batch. This makes it impossible to delete the old tags, unless you do it one at a time. Both doing and undoing become unwieldy when you have tens or hundreds of bookmarks. Also, it defeats the purpose of streamlining, because the number of tags grows.

So, there is a difference in behavior between editing the tag of a single bookmark and the tag of a batch of bookmark. Is this intended? If so, how to work around that? If not, I presume this is bug.

Asked by XavierStuvw 5 days ago

Firefox wont load unless i clear history

Firefox doesnt load websites all of a sudden on my windows10 machine. I type a new website address and it just stays on the same site i was in. I try a new tab but no use… (read more)

Firefox doesnt load websites all of a sudden on my windows10 machine. I type a new website address and it just stays on the same site i was in. I try a new tab but no use.

Thru trial and error, i learnt that i click Menu->history->Clear history and then it works.

I have reset firefox and still it does not work. 94.0.01(64-bit version) is what i am running.

Driving me nuts..

Asked by srengarajan 3 weeks ago

Last reply by srengarajan 5 days ago

Links from certain certain websites don't open in Firefox

On the website at www.trelly.com as well as others, when I want to share a link I'm taken to my Chrome browser. I have Firefox selected as my default browser and most of … (read more)

On the website at www.trelly.com as well as others, when I want to share a link I'm taken to my Chrome browser. I have Firefox selected as my default browser and most of the time links are opened in Firefox. Is there anything that can be done to prevent some links going to Chrome?

Asked by davidleroyj 5 days ago

Visual Glitch When Uploading Images (Ubuntu 20.04, Firefox 94)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to t… (read more)

As the subject says, when attempting to upload images from my computer (Ubuntu 20.04 on Firefox 94), often but not always, the result will be a visual glitch similar to the image attached. The only time which I have ever used Zoom on Firefox, the same issue happened when I tried to use my webcam, except that the lines rapidly changed colours.

I apologize if this issue has been solved in another thread, but this is a bit hard to describe without the picture, so my attempts to search for said thread were unsuccessful.

The issue is not present when I upload the images in question via mobile. Turning off my extensions has no effect.

The image attached is taken directly from attempting to upload a profile picture to my Firefox account, but I have experienced this issue with websites like Twitter and Ebay for example. I have never had this issue with Imgur, for example, even though I am doing nothing different (uploading images). I do not know why this only occurs for a select few websites.

Any responses or help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 1 week ago

Last reply by Nyxified 5 days ago

recently visited sites showing up on my bookmarks tool bar ... how to stop that

Recently visited sites are showing up on my bookmarks tool bar ... how can I stop that from happening? Rather than manually deleting them from my bookmarks tool bar again… (read more)

Recently visited sites are showing up on my bookmarks tool bar ... how can I stop that from happening? Rather than manually deleting them from my bookmarks tool bar again and again.

Asked by terryholland001 5 days ago

Slow Download Speeds Ubuntu 20.04

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04. Installing a do… (read more)

As the subject says, my download speeds are painfully slow (~200KB/s) and they have been for a while. My download speed is ~85Mbps and I use Ubuntu 20.04.

Installing a download manager extension only improved the speed to ~300KB/s (I tried Multithreaded Download Manager. I also tried increasing the number of threads in preferences to no effect).

The problem has persisted over time and across multiple restarts. This problem does not persist in other applications (Steam, for example).Neither disabling my VPN or running sudo UFW disable affected the speed (didn't restart because UFW disable doesn't require a restart [I think] and due to the above paragraph).

All solutions I have found have been related only to Windows users, hence why I am asking this even though there is a plethora of threads on this same issue. Any responses and help is appreciated!

Asked by Nyxified 1 week ago

Last reply by Nyxified 5 days ago

Cannot save or move around bookmarks by drag&drop anymore

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmar… (read more)

I use the bookmark bar very heavily and my workflow was to just "drag" the tab with the mouse to folder in the bookmark bar, which would unfold and I drop the tab/bookmark in the desired sub-folder.

This worked really well for me, and was fast.

Recently, this stopped working. I can still drop a bookmark in one of the main folders in the bookmark bar. But not in any sub-folder, since the main folder closes as soon as I move the mouse inside it. It is also not possible anymore to move the already-saved bookmarks around via drag&drop.

System: Linux (Manjaro Gnome 41.1) Firefox for Arch Linux 94.0.2 (64bit)

Asked by jochenstehle 2 weeks ago

Last reply by jochenstehle 5 days ago

Have new tabs open the same local file as my homepage

I've browsed through a dozen of posts now and so far got my homepage to show me my local file. The problem is that I want this local file to also show when I open a new t… (read more)

I've browsed through a dozen of posts now and so far got my homepage to show me my local file. The problem is that I want this local file to also show when I open a new tab (Ctrl+T).

I've configured an autoconfig based on another post I read, currently have this:

In my autoconfig.cfg: // first line is a comment var {classes:Cc,interfaces:Ci,utils:Cu} = Components; var newTabURL = "path_to_my_file.html"; aboutNewTabService = Cc["@mozilla.org/browser/aboutnewtab-service;1"].getService(Ci.nsIAboutNewTabService); aboutNewTabService.newTabURL = newTabURL;

In my autoconfig.js: // pref("general.config.filename", "autoconfig.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); //pref("general.config.sandbox_enabled", false);


I have the last line commented because it worked for the poster, but it gives me an error that firefox couldn't load my autoconfig and that I should contact my sysadmin, lol. Other than that error message, it worked the same as it does now after I closed the popup.

If possible I don't want to use any extensions for this.

Asked by norasora 5 days ago

How can I get Firefox to save email addresses but not passwords?

I am trying to set up Firefox to remember email addresses but not passwords. I cannot find the proper settings or any help file that covers this. I'd think that would b… (read more)

I am trying to set up Firefox to remember email addresses but not passwords. I cannot find the proper settings or any help file that covers this. I'd think that would be simple but it's not working out for me. Can you help?

Asked by kwillis11 5 days ago

Keyboard shortcut Alt+1 doesn't switch to first tab, but it works normally with other numbers

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can co… (read more)

I got extremely used to switching between tabs with Ctrl+(number) when I was on Windows, and now this feature is kind of broken for me on Linux. I have checked and can confirm that I don't have a shortcut already set to this key binding, so there is no conflicting going on.

The weird thing is that I am able to use all the other numbers (2-9) with no problem, and they work as intended. If anyone knows how to fix this problem, I'll be happy to hear the solution.

Asked by norasora 1 month ago

Last reply by norasora 5 days ago

How do I turn off Firefox needing Windows credentials to export passwords and bookmarks? It doesn't accept my Windows credentials.

So, I think this may be a Windows thing because it happens in Chrome too. Every few months I like to export my passwords and bookmarks to a portable SSD just to have back… (read more)

So, I think this may be a Windows thing because it happens in Chrome too. Every few months I like to export my passwords and bookmarks to a portable SSD just to have backed up. Now, when I go to export my passwords into an Excel file, it asks for my Windows login credentials. I 100% know my Windows credentials and can log into microsoft.com or any microsoft website fine. When I type them into Firefox, it says incorrect.

I even went to CMD and typed whoami and used that since that's my "Windows name" instead of my username or email address associated with Windows, and used my windows password and IT STILL said incorrect.

Please, how do I temporarily disable this feature or change it from needing my Windows password to my code to actually let me into Windows once my PC boots at the default image (Yes, I tried the code with all usernames too, no luck).

Thanks for any help.

Asked by Frag 5 days ago

Last reply by Frag 5 days ago

Just lost 25 years of accumulated bookmarks, can they be recovered?

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the … (read more)

Just refresh my computer, new install of Firefox, but all of my Bookmarks were missing, a collection of 25 years, all gone. Tried to sync with my XP computer, where the originals were, but it too was empty. Found JSONLZ4 files, two of them, one dated today and one dated yesterday. Both empty, is there any way to recover all those bookmarks?

Asked by NatSov01 6 days ago

Last reply by NatSov01 5 days ago

Save dialogue does not appear for PDFs

Whenever I am viewing a PDF and wish to download it or save a file from firefox, the save dialogue of the finder and where to save it does not appear. Only the initial fi… (read more)

Whenever I am viewing a PDF and wish to download it or save a file from firefox, the save dialogue of the finder and where to save it does not appear. Only the initial firefox option of "Open file" or Save As dialogue appears. Once pressing Save As, nothing else happens. Furthermore when simply pressing Cmd + S to save the PDF no dialouge appears. When typing this message and attempting to add an image of a screenshot, once again the finder dialogue to select a file does not appear.

Is this a mac issue or firefox problem? I am running Mac OS 12.0.1 Monterey.

Asked by jackgaynor2 5 days ago

Automatic calls to many Google services on launch (Windows 10, desktop)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com,… (read more)

Hello! Something in my Firefox installation seems to be making several Google network (google.com / forcesafesearch.google.com / www.youtube-nocookie.com / m.youtube.com, and a couple of others) calls shortly after launch. I have a DNS sinkhole, so that is how I can see.

I have a few reputable extensions (or should be, from EFF, Firefox itself, or Ublock Origin), but it also happens in safe mode. I went through a good chunk of this: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-stop-firefox-making-automatic-connections and still the calls occur

I am on Windows 10, with FF v93.

Thanks very much!

Asked by hiciya6568 1 month ago

Last reply by hiciya6568 5 days ago

Indiegogo removes the Facebook Container

Hello, When going to logon to Indiegogo.com I first reopen it in a Facebook container but once I do that the container goes away. The link I visit: https://www.indiegogo.… (read more)

Hello,

When going to logon to Indiegogo.com I first reopen it in a Facebook container but once I do that the container goes away.

The link I visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wemax-go-pro-thinnest-alpd-smart-laser-projector?utm_source=launchemail+gator&utm_medium=launchemail+gator&utm_campaign=launchemail+gator#/

Whether I copy and paste the link in a new FB container or click the tab to reopen in FB container it goes away immediately.

Thanks, Brian Middleton

Asked by Bryo 5 days ago

Import passwords from logins.json and key3.db from old firefox to new firefox 94

I used different methods like this one but it seems none of them are working. These are steps I'm doing: Closing firefox Deleteing new logins.json and key4.db copying… (read more)

I used different methods like this one but it seems none of them are working. These are steps I'm doing:

  • Closing firefox
  • Deleteing new logins.json and key4.db
  • copying old logins.json and key3.db

However as soon as I open firefox it will create a key4.db file and overwrite login.json. I checked my old login.json is in correct format.

Asked by yamin8000 6 days ago

Last reply by yamin8000 5 days ago

Address bar search not working

I have long used the option to have a separate address and search bar ("Add search bar in toolbar" in search settings). A few months ago, I changed that to "Use the addre… (read more)

I have long used the option to have a separate address and search bar ("Add search bar in toolbar" in search settings). A few months ago, I changed that to "Use the address bar for search and navigation". The search bar is gone, but when I type a query into my combined address and search bar, I only get "We're having trouble finding this site".

Notes: -) My default search engine is DuckDuckGo, but it doesn't work either when I make Google my default search engine -) I can use the "this time search with..." buttons on bottom, but that's an extra step for every search -) My profile goes way back to the beginnings of Firefox. Any hidden settings that might not have been migrated properly in the past, and that I could check in the about:config?

Asked by Asperamanca 6 days ago

Last reply by Asperamanca 5 days ago