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Open some special PDF-Files in FF with a non-standard program

My FF is set so that PDF files are downloaded automatically. In principle, this should remain that way. Now, however, I would like a few PDF files from my own disk to be … (read more)

My FF is set so that PDF files are downloaded automatically. In principle, this should remain that way. Now, however, I would like a few PDF files from my own disk to be opened directly instead. I have thought up a workaround for this - which unfortunately (STILL?) doesn't work properly:

1) The files in question (so far only one, as a test) are renamed *.PXX. 2) In Win I have defined that these *.PXX files should NOT be opened with my generally used PDF programme, but with Adobe Acrobat. This WORKS. 3) Now I had to define in FF that PXX should be treated differently from PDF. I haven't managed to do that yet - the files are still written to the download folder - RENAMED *.PDF 4) Meanwhile I found some (as far as I know) "unused" extensions in FF, amog them *.IRC. So, I renamed my *.PXX-file *.IRC and defined in FF that *.IRC-files should be opend by Adobe Acrobat. 5) NEVERTHELESS - disregarding this definition - the *.IRC-files are NOT opened but "downloaded" to the download-folder AND renamed *.PDF

Does anyone haven an idea?

Asked by Sceptic 1 week ago

Last reply by Sceptic 6 days ago

Infinite captcha on google tabs

On old tabs, where I have opened google.com, there is infinite captcha! Once I solve it, it will immediately return back. I tried delete cache and cookies and restart PC.… (read more)

On old tabs, where I have opened google.com, there is infinite captcha! Once I solve it, it will immediately return back. I tried delete cache and cookies and restart PC. Nothing helped! I read on reddit it is known issue with Firefox!

Asked by empleat 1 month ago

Last reply by empleat 6 days ago

Password Manager Lockwise vs. Old

Showing all passwords in a list view as it was in the old password manager was really helpful. I tried to install this: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&a… (read more)

Showing all passwords in a list view as it was in the old password manager was really helpful. I tried to install this: http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=3062276

But unfortunately with the newest Firefox 84 it is not working anymore. I get an error message.

Is there any other possibility to reactivate the old password manager? There are countless of people and threads on the internet wanting this feature back. Mozilla made a step backwards here unfortunately.

Thank you for your help!

Asked by Nils 2 months ago

Last reply by Nils 5 days ago

Bookmarks missing on sign-in

Hi, Due to issues with a windows update, my computer went through 2 clean installs recently. After the first one, I was able to download Firefox, log in, and sync all my … (read more)

Hi,

Due to issues with a windows update, my computer went through 2 clean installs recently. After the first one, I was able to download Firefox, log in, and sync all my previous extensions and bookmarks. However, after the second clean install, I just logged into Firefox and it did not bring up any of my previous bookmarks or extensions. Where did they go? How can I get them back?

Please help. Thanks,

Asked by shanig.rox 1 week ago

Last reply by shanig.rox 5 days ago

Arrow keys causing Windows 10 pop up volume controls.

All of a sudden my right arrow key is causing the windows 10 volume pop up to come and increase my volume which is very annoying, how do I fix this? I already did this, … (read more)

All of a sudden my right arrow key is causing the windows 10 volume pop up to come and increase my volume which is very annoying, how do I fix this? I already did this, and restarted Firefox and windows 10, didn't work. hardwaremediakeys. enabled = false.

Asked by Anonymous 3 months ago

Last reply by Anonymous 5 days ago

Microsoft Print to PDF no longer working in Firefox

A few days ago Microsoft Print to PDF stopped working properly in Firefox 87.0 (64 bit) running in Windows 10. Microsoft Print to PDF functions properly in Chrome, Inter… (read more)

A few days ago Microsoft Print to PDF stopped working properly in Firefox 87.0 (64 bit) running in Windows 10. Microsoft Print to PDF functions properly in Chrome, Internet Explorer, Excel/Word/Outlook, etc.

As attached, in Firefox after pressing CTL-P (or select File>Print) the print preview window is displayed. When I click Print a PDF file is created. When I open that file I receive the attached error message advising that the file cannot be opened, etc.

I have executed many of the recommended solutions; none of resolved the issue. I refreshed Firefox; that did not resolve the issue. I uninstalled Firefox, deleted the Mozilla folder in APPDATA rebooted and reinstalled Firefox; that did not resolve the issue.

No recent software installations or upgrades, etc.

Thanks in advance for your recommendations, Bill

Asked by burdickwm 1 week ago

Last reply by burdickwm 4 days ago

Items in Bookmarks toolbar randomly rearranging.

Items in my Bookmarks toolbar (and the overflow bookmarks list) keep rearranging themselves. I put them back in order, then every time I open Firefox, they rearrange agai… (read more)

Items in my Bookmarks toolbar (and the overflow bookmarks list) keep rearranging themselves. I put them back in order, then every time I open Firefox, they rearrange again. I've read through and tried everything suggested in the discussions and articles except the refresh, with I'd prefer not to do if it's not absolutely necessary. Nothing else suggested has worked. Any help will be appreciated. I believe this started after the last Firefox update. This is getting frustrating to the point I'm ready to stop using Firefox altogether. Thank you!

Asked by lhph74oo 2 weeks ago

Last reply by lhph74oo 3 days ago

Firefox recently started to constantly freeze

Starting about a week ago, Firefox has had periods where it would freeze for about 5 seconds, followed by working normally for about 10 seconds. In between cycles of free… (read more)

Starting about a week ago, Firefox has had periods where it would freeze for about 5 seconds, followed by working normally for about 10 seconds. In between cycles of freezing, there would also be periods where it functioned normally. The freezing doesn't seem to be triggered by anything specific. It happens when I'm scrolling, typing, or even sometimes when I'm doing nothing at all on a page. This also happens whether or not I have other programs open that could be slowing things down. According to task manager, I have plenty of spare CPU and RAM when it happens. I've tried turning off hardware acceleration, recreating the places file, and checking session restore as per this help article. It has also happened after restarting Firefox, so it shouldn't be a problem with that.

Asked by hagamablabla 1 week ago

Last reply by hagamablabla 3 days ago

Firefox Browsing BT mail

‘I am having problems deleting BT emails sometimes I check a mail to delete and the check box of the following email is checked. Seems to be no way out of this when it ha… (read more)

‘I am having problems deleting BT emails sometimes I check a mail to delete and the check box of the following email is checked. Seems to be no way out of this when it happens, I have close Firefox and start again.

Asked by chris_burgess 6 days ago

Windows 10 Fresh Install / Will Firefox be just how I left it?

It looks like I have to do a fresh install of windows 10, due to malware. After this is done and I re-install Firefox, and log in, will it be just how I left it? If some… (read more)

It looks like I have to do a fresh install of windows 10, due to malware. After this is done and I re-install Firefox, and log in, will it be just how I left it?

If someone knows how I can get these "Allowed Threats" to not be allowed anymore, that would be great!

Asked by jamesoncocherell 6 days ago

Last reply by jamesoncocherell 6 days ago

Track Pad- Back Gesture Not Working

Hi all, Have a new Dell XPS, using Chrome as my primary browser.. however its a pig on power consumption. I recently switched back to Windows, was a iOS user for last 10 … (read more)

Hi all,

Have a new Dell XPS, using Chrome as my primary browser.. however its a pig on power consumption. I recently switched back to Windows, was a iOS user for last 10 years.. Remember the good Windows XP Firefox days...

I am unable to go back using the track pad, my gesture when I swipe with two fingers from left to right doesn't work... However this works just fine on MS Edge, or on Chrome. I am able to scroll up and down, and zoom in and out of text using my track pad, but my back gesture doesn't work... Has anyone had this issue before?

All the best, GB

Asked by gisobx 6 days ago

Missing the minimize, maximize and restore option when right clicking at the top on the window.

Missing the minimize, maximize and restore option when right clicking at the top on the window. I have tried opening firefox in safe mode but still it is giving the sam… (read more)

Missing the minimize, maximize and restore option when right clicking at the top on the window. I have tried opening firefox in safe mode but still it is giving the same options. Can anyone help. How do I change it to standard options. See screenshot attached.

Asked by ali.abid 6 days ago

Last reply by ali.abid 6 days ago

User based Client Authentication certificates unable to be selected, no prompts.

The firefox browser does not prompt to select a valid user client authentication certificate (stored in the Windows cert store under Personal User certs) for access to si… (read more)

The firefox browser does not prompt to select a valid user client authentication certificate (stored in the Windows cert store under Personal User certs) for access to sites. This means the browser can not be used for certificate based MFA.

Changing the browser to use system certs (security.enterprise_roots.enabled = True) does not help resolve the issue

Asked by petefoxfire 5 days ago

How do I permanently enable some pop-ups in private mode ?

In recent version Firefox blocks all popups in the private mode even on sites, where I have popups enabled in normal mode. I am pretty sure it is a new behavior. Popups c… (read more)

In recent version Firefox blocks all popups in the private mode even on sites, where I have popups enabled in normal mode. I am pretty sure it is a new behavior. Popups can be enabled even in private mode, but it is not saved. In some earlier version Firefox in the private mode used to apply popup settings from both private and normal mode. Is there any way to get this behaviour back except downgrade ?

Asked by sulak.m 5 days ago

Firefox, Facebook & flickering mouse cursor

Hi I got a problem which I think is caused by Firefox/Facebook. Sometimes (quite often) when I'm in Facebook and scrolling down, suddenly Facebook starts to scroll on its… (read more)

Hi I got a problem which I think is caused by Firefox/Facebook.

Sometimes (quite often) when I'm in Facebook and scrolling down, suddenly Facebook starts to scroll on its own and then the cursor starts flickering. The only way to correct this is to restart the computer. Very often when i log in for the first time afters such a restart all my desktop icons are shown wide apart, and the I have to logoff/logon again. Then it works until the next time.

I have switched the hardware acceleration of in Firefox with the same result.

Acctually, it happend right now, and now I don't have Facebook open.

If I can't fix it i have to stop using Firefox!

Asked by lasse8 5 days ago

Last reply by lasse8 5 days ago

Textbox disappearing while translating text (google translate)

I was trying to translate something on google translate but the input textbox is disappearing. I can still type but its annoying. How can I fix that? video: https://i.img… (read more)

I was trying to translate something on google translate but the input textbox is disappearing. I can still type but its annoying. How can I fix that?

video: https://i.imgur.com/09dQiBn.mp4

Asked by Gabriel 5 days ago

Twitter and Gmail in Firefox

In Twitter, when I use the Copy link to Tweet button and then try to paste the link to share in Gmail it fails to show (it is there, but invisible). If I copy the link i… (read more)

In Twitter, when I use the Copy link to Tweet button and then try to paste the link to share in Gmail it fails to show (it is there, but invisible). If I copy the link into another document and then redo cut and paste into Gmail it works OK. It is Firefox specific and something to do with the ?s=20 part of the link... if I change the 20 to 21 then it works fine. And if I copy the link in Edge it works fine. Can anyone help? Thanks

Asked by kenseaton 5 days ago

Last reply by kenseaton 5 days ago