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How do I prevent a website like Drudgereport from automatically reloading?

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shif… (read more)

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shifting the layout a bit or just hanging while it waits for some adserver to respond.

Is there any way to stop this from happening? Tried Freezing the tab. And for some reason, firefox is not preventing this page from automatically reloading like it does others.

Any ideas?

Asked by dydx 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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How do I export "saved logons"?

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while … (read more)

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while that synchronizes Bookmarks (& whatever else), evidently NOT "Saved Logons". So, isn't there some way to EXPORT all of them to a file, to then IMPORT them to my other PC? Incidentally, within Saved Logons, there is a button named IMPORT, but it's used is only for importing from 3 other designated browsers, and apparently on the self-same PC. Searching Firefox Support was a waste of time ... their 'results' are just wide nets of hundreds of irrelevant things, no matter how precise I attempt each search. Bad support job on self-help, Mozilla.

Asked by SFriedli 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Restrict which web sites can extensions run on

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website… (read more)

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website, I would allow add blocking on all sites but I would not allow extensions that access my data on ebay, paypal, gmail, etc. Is there a way to do this per extension and per web site?

Asked by dean.mustakinov 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes on startup in MacOS Catalina beta 5

Crash id : bp-6cb73ec6-b0c0-4788-a4d6-ef0ed0190817 copied from "Crash Reports" folder. I get only the Report crash dialog everytime i click the firefox icon. Crash happ… (read more)

Crash id : bp-6cb73ec6-b0c0-4788-a4d6-ef0ed0190817 copied from "Crash Reports" folder. I get only the Report crash dialog everytime i click the firefox icon.

Crash happening for more than a week now ever since updated to Catalina beta 5. was using v68.0.1 , tried with previous version v67.0 and also beta version 69.0b, but the crash continues in all versions.

Asked by Friendtam 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Drag and drop onto bookmark icon no longer works

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where e… (read more)

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where ever. That no longer works.

I CAN drag/drop into a folder on the menu bar but not into bookmarks directly.

Firefox 69.0b14 (64-bit) Windows 10

Asked by POffutt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox does not recognise a change in vpn status

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect … (read more)

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect to sites that track the IP to tell if you are from the UK or not.

As an aside Troubleshooting Information: Automatically Add fails

Asked by mjward 2 years ago

Answered by mjward 2 years ago

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Sometimes Google and Youtube dont load: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Every few days when i try to use Youtube or Google in Firefox i get the Error Message "Secure Connection Failed" and the Code "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". This is very annoyin… (read more)

Every few days when i try to use Youtube or Google in Firefox i get the Error Message "Secure Connection Failed" and the Code "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". This is very annoying and i did not find a way to fix this for me. The only workaround is using another browser. I have the Version 68.0.2

Asked by Philipp 2 years ago

Answered by Eldar Value 2 years ago

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my firefox browser was hacked and someone created a password ......

I suddenly started having issues with my streaming firestick and I could not figure out what int he world. .......... so today i started changing passwords. And while ONC… (read more)

I suddenly started having issues with my streaming firestick and I could not figure out what int he world. .......... so today i started changing passwords. And while ONCE AGAIN ONCE AGAIN ONCE AGAIN STRUGGLING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO CHANGE THE MOZILLA PASSWORD -- GOD HELP US ALL -- I looked into the settings and see this "password created" on Aug. 15, 2019. I DID NOT DO THAT. I GUARANTEE YOU. I AM UTTERLY FRANTIC OVER PASSWORDS AS I HAVE BEEN HACKED, I HAVE HAD CC STOLEN, I HAVE HAD THE SO-CALLED "GEEK SQUAD" CHANGE SETTINGS IN MY BROWSER TO SAVE PASSWORD WHICH I NEVER DO

Please please -- only answer IF YOU ARE SURE AND CAN ANSWER PLEASE, I took a screen shot, to show what it looked like. I removed it, after I took the shot. I honestly don't know if it happened in chrome or in firefox but I DO NOT USE CHROME AFTER READING THAT USING CHROME YOU MIGHT AS WELL PUT A FLARE UP EVERY TIME YOU SEARCH FOR ANYTIHNG. I despise chrome but only used it one time because it worked for something that i just could not get this firefox to

SO PLEASE ONLY ANSWER IF YOU CAN PLEASE PLEASE what and how can someone do this? what is the most likely way, and what would this password have given this thieving scum access to? also -- is this done through firefox or chrome? also -- HOW IN THE NAME OF GOD DO I JUST CHANGE THE DAMN PASSWORD TO FIRE FOX THAT I HAVE NOW? I WANT IT CHANGE AND I DON'T WANT TO GO THROUGH THE FLAMES OF HELL TO DO IT. I LOOKED IT UP ON YOUR SITE AND THE WAY IT SAYS TO DO IT, CLICK ON THE ICON THERE IS NO NO NO NO THING THAT SAYS MANAGE YHOUR SETTINGS OR WHATEVER THE ONY THING IOS SAYS IS CHECK YOUR EMAIL I HAVE NO EMAIL I HAVE NO DAMN EMAIL WITH YOU PEOPLE AND DON'T WANT ONE. last, please, listen and read tihs well, and take this the right way --0 THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY COOKS INT HIS BROTH, HYOU ARE NOT HELPING MATTERS you are doing way too much that is making this arduous, painful and difficult. a browser should be 1) SECURE IT SHOULD NEVER EVER EER EVER HAVE THE DEFAULT BE TO SAVE PASSWORDS I DON'T CARE HOW DAMN SAFE THEY THINK IT IS. 2) A BROWSER SHOULD BE RELATIVELYU EASY TO SET AND USE. you ask for volunteers all the time that means way way way wy too many fingers they all mayt mean well but it isn't working ojut that way. i am way way over damn stressed because no wawy i can find at all how to change the damn paswword and i want i CHJANGED CHANGED CHANGED. please help how could anyone have put that password, that password i never craeted and put it in that browser area?

Asked by GINAHERE 2 years ago

Answered by GINAHERE 2 years ago

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Session recovery

Help me! I opened 100 important tabs, Firefox 67 in Windows-7 was set to restore a previous session

Asked by e421399 2 years ago

Answered by e421399 2 years ago

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Installed Firefox sync and new PC-based Firefox bookmarks are not appearing on my mobile.

Hi, I have a large number of bookmarks saved in my PC-based Firefox which I want to be able to access from my new Samsung Galaxy Android mobile. I created a Firefox accou… (read more)

Hi,

I have a large number of bookmarks saved in my PC-based Firefox which I want to be able to access from my new Samsung Galaxy Android mobile.

I created a Firefox account on the PC and installed Firefox on the mobile. I then used Firefox Sync and all the bookmarks did indeed appear on the mobile Firefox, which is great.

As a test, I then added a new bookmark at the PC Firefox end, but this is not appearing in the mobile Firefox. Both the Firefox accounts (same account on PC and mobile) are logged into.

Should new PC Firefox bookmarks appear automatically in the mobile Firefox, or do they have to be 'manually pushed' from the PC?

Thanks,


bern

Asked by WillesdenBoy 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Is there a setting to force searches to create new tab when performed from a pinned tab?

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selecte… (read more)

When I perform search from a pinned tab it navigates away from the pinned tab location. Is it possible to have it create a new tab like when a bookmark or link is selected? Thanks for any help.

Asked by colt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Amazon DRM Error

Windows 10 had an update, I reverted the update, and now for Amazon specifically, and on Firefox only, I cannot play prime videos. I get error 7235 which is digital right… (read more)

Windows 10 had an update, I reverted the update, and now for Amazon specifically, and on Firefox only, I cannot play prime videos. I get error 7235 which is digital rights error. Basically it cannot see the add-on "Widevine Content Decryption Module". I've tried restarting PC several times, 4 different version of Firefox from 63-68 (currently on version 63). Tried uninstalling completely and reinstalling Firefox. I prompted Widevine to prompt when used and when I played a Amazon video, it DID prompt me, but still gave me the error.

Tried contacting amazon support but they just gave me the basic troubleshooting and had no luck. Any ideas are appreciated!

Asked by Turbow5 2 years ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 years ago

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External Page Jumps does not work properly in Firefox, how to fix this?

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Ch… (read more)

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge, except with Firefox. It redirects to the page but gone through the bottom of it rather than the specific section where it's suppose to land.

Asked by jcignoro 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How can I turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69?

How to turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69? I appreciate that Firefox is now blocking third party trackers. But… (read more)

How to turn off *distracting* display of trackers blocked in bottom right of web pages for Firefox 69?

I appreciate that Firefox is now blocking third party trackers. But I can't stand having a distracting purple display of trackers blocked in every web page. That is unacceptable to me and I want a way to turn off that distracting display on *every* web page.

I find it ironic that distracting ads are being removed (good!) but Firefox developers thought it was a smart idea to *add* its own distracting information on web pages (sheesh -- at least could we have the option to put that tracker summary in the menu bar? -- I would ideally prefer being able to abolish it from even being seen there).

I am a software developer who doesn't care for web page pollution or distraction from the real content, and a tracker blocking summary in my face on every page is definitely pollution.

I'm going back to Chrome because of this one issue (the ad blocker I use only puts its summary count in the menu bar).

Firefox really goofed by adding its own "ad" on *every* web page for its new feature. Now I need a blocker for those ads!

Asked by sergei.kucherov 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Open external links in private-window

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\op… (read more)

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under

   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command 

If you change the -url in the command line to -private-window -- from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -private-window "%1"

-- then all external links launch in a private window.


jscher2000 in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1119073

This no longer works in FF 69. As soon as I modify "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL-F66A7FFE1BF331E2\shell\open\command", FF is detecting it and changes its status to "NOT your default browser".

I'd appreciate your help.

Asked by Yaron 2 years ago

Answered by Yaron 1 year ago

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The minimize button has disappeared; only the Close button is showing up. How do I get the minimize button back?

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, … (read more)

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, restarted the computer--nothing has helped.

Asked by belcantomd 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago