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question about Web Push notifications

In the support article about notifications: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox it states: Sites can also use Push to update data in the backg… (read more)

In the support article about notifications: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/push-notifications-firefox it states: Sites can also use Push to update data in the background even without showing you a notification.

What data does this include?

I'm reluctant to use these notifications at all until I know what they could change without telling me.

Asked by xizzix22 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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The Add-On that won't go away.

I installed the Honey add-on. It's an app that will find coupon codes when you purchase online. I realized after a while that none of the codes it had were working, so b… (read more)

I installed the Honey add-on. It's an app that will find coupon codes when you purchase online. I realized after a while that none of the codes it had were working, so basically, it's useless. I went to the add-on tab, clicked "remove" and thought that would be the last of it, however there was a small popup window for the app that wouldn't go away. Checking the help section of Firefox, I proceeded to manually uninstall the app by its code. Shut down Firefox, delete the code started up Firefox and now I have a blank pop-up window. The app is gone, I think, but I still have this popup that I can't close. If I right click on the Firefox logo in the dock, I see the open Firefox tab and a tab labeled about:blank Mozilla Firefox. I'm using a Mac with Catalina. Any suggestions?

Asked by mopipari 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Reader view button not showing on sites compatible with this feature

I was using the reader view to read a couple of online text books from OReilly.com. The URL on one of the books was long, and the reader view button wasn't showing. When … (read more)

I was using the reader view to read a couple of online text books from OReilly.com. The URL on one of the books was long, and the reader view button wasn't showing. When I tried to toggle it with ⌥⌘R, that didn't work either. I couldn't find anything in the Firefox menu to activate the reader view. Any similar views?

Asked by killa_zilla 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a way to enable the address bar dropdown menu?

With the most recent update I can no longer enable the dropdown menu with my most visited websites. With previous versions setting browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to false… (read more)

With the most recent update I can no longer enable the dropdown menu with my most visited websites. With previous versions setting browser.urlbar.openViewOnFocus to false solved this problem. But it doesn't seem to be working now. Is there anything else I can try?

Asked by PeaceLoveBananas 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Wordpress Log-in automatically saved

Hi, I'm able to log-in to my Wordpress site without entering a password. I don't know why, and I'd like to disable this. My web host says it's a browser issue. This does… (read more)

Hi,

I'm able to log-in to my Wordpress site without entering a password. I don't know why, and I'd like to disable this. My web host says it's a browser issue. This doesn't happen on any other website.

I'd be grateful for help with this.

Thanks,

Josh

Asked by joshandmayasari 1 year ago

Answered by joshandmayasari 1 year ago

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Firefox has serious problems in Mac OS

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI s… (read more)

Version 76 has serious problems in Mac Mojave and Catalina. I'm thinking of moving to another browser if the problems aren't fixed in a few weeks. In Mac Mojave, the UI sometimes blinks and sometimes becomes black. I had to restart the app but it happened quite frequently. After updating to Catalina, all shortcuts are unusable, most right click menus are blank and even the menu bar is blank. When hovering the mouse over the menu bar, nothing displays, just blank menus. Sometimes, the app starts up with default UI although I customised it a bit. In those cases, I had to close the tab or even restart the app.

I'm getting disappointed and perhaps I'll move to another browser soon.

Asked by Penta-Power 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox glitching/pixelating at top of screen

Firefox has been my default browser forever but suddenly has started glitching! It will work for about 10 minutes but then the glitch happens and all of the top of the sc… (read more)

Firefox has been my default browser forever but suddenly has started glitching! It will work for about 10 minutes but then the glitch happens and all of the top of the screen loses its text and turns into black/white color boxes that looks pixelated and the whole program freezes. In the picture posted, the glitching continues down the right side of the screen too. If I quit Firefox, it starts up fine again (with all browsing tabs lost) but then the error will occur again in a short while.

Asked by leslie5 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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What is the "new helper tool" that FF 77 wants to install

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and… (read more)

I am restarting FF. I am on 76 and the install is for 77. A window pops up asking for my credentials to install a new helper tool. I don't recall seeing this before and it looks a lot like Oracle's Java installer that tries to install a bunch of crud. In that case cancel continues with the Java install. In this case, Cancel stops the FF upgrade.

What is this tool and why is it not described better to know have a better guess as to whether it is safe to install?

Asked by harry.levinson 1 year ago

Answered by harry.levinson 1 year ago

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Customizing FF 77 Bookmark Toolbar height and font size

Hello I am running FF 77 on my MacOS on Retina display. Both, TAB text size and Bookmark toolbar height and text are very small. I searched the web and found articles abo… (read more)

Hello

I am running FF 77 on my MacOS on Retina display. Both, TAB text size and Bookmark toolbar height and text are very small. I searched the web and found articles about creating userChrome.css but I could not find anything to help me with customizing these values. Anyone has any code to share I would appreciate it.

-cheers

Asked by markster 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Developer Tools Can't Open Links in Background Tab

Summary: Opening a file from the Network Developer Tools tab will always become the foreground tab. Details: Firefox version: 77.0.1 (64-bit) OS Version: 10.15.4 (19E2… (read more)

Summary: Opening a file from the Network Developer Tools tab will always become the foreground tab.

Details:

  • Firefox version: 77.0.1 (64-bit)
  • OS Version: 10.15.4 (19E287)

I'm using the Developer Tools Network tab, and would like to quickly view the sources of multiple files. When you right click a file's URL you can Open In New Tab, but it will not open as a background tab. No combination of keys will do it, it should just be command+click.

Reproduction:

  1. Visit any website
  2. Press ⌘⌥E to open Network tab
  3. Reload page
  4. Right click anything in the File column
  5. File opens in new active tab no matter what

Asked by Karl 1 year ago

Answered by Himanshu prabhakar 1 year ago