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How to get profile data without opening firefox?

My windows install in my dualboot pc is unable to open at the moment, I can access the windows files from my linux. But i need the firefox data on that pc that I kept. I … (read more)

My windows install in my dualboot pc is unable to open at the moment, I can access the windows files from my linux. But i need the firefox data on that pc that I kept. I don't remember which email I used on that account so I'm kind of stuck on getting my data from online. Is there a way to recieve all the data from another drive without opening firefox?

Asked by xanrer 11 months ago

Answered by MarkRH 11 months ago

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Saved windows will not open, yet are still displayed... sort of

I have four active Firefox windows, each with quite a few tabs. I have been closing and re-opening Firefox with no issue until today. Earlier this week I updated my Mac O… (read more)

I have four active Firefox windows, each with quite a few tabs. I have been closing and re-opening Firefox with no issue until today. Earlier this week I updated my Mac OS to Ventura 13.5, and Firefox was still operating normally after the installation (closing and re-opening with all windows and tabs intact).

Today however, when I restarted Firefox, no windows opened automatically. I closed and restarted a few times, and finally one window opened intact; however the other three windows (still dispalyed on the "Windows" menu) refuse to open. When I look at my Firefox app on my iPhone, it also shows all the tabs intact.

What can I do to get these to open? I am running Firefox version 115.0.3.

Asked by Airstreamdriver 11 months ago

Answered by Medhasree Suram 11 months ago

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Firefox searching instead of dns resolving internal websites

I have multiple internal websites, which all follow the pattern of [site.one.two] which resolves fine using the internal DNS server i have configured by going to https://… (read more)

I have multiple internal websites, which all follow the pattern of [site.one.two] which resolves fine using the internal DNS server i have configured by going to https://site.one.two and through other programs via site.one.two, and all the [one.two] suffixes are blacklisted from being resolved with DoH in firefox, but it still forces a web-search, even with searching from address bar being turned off, instead of resolving through my local DNS server (local server resolves local domain suffixes, anything else gets resolved through cloudflare DNS). I haven't found a fix in any other forums, and there are enough unique internal addresses that manually adding each and [every site.one.two] as an exception would be something i would like to avoid. Is there any way to tell firefox to resolve through DNS first for addresses or domain suffixes?

Asked by sydmackintosh 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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No extension icons in toolbar, extensions menu, or toolbar customize menu

Just to preface I have already tried looking for a similar issue in support and most of the answers are like "just make sure to not be in private browsing" but I am sure … (read more)

Just to preface I have already tried looking for a similar issue in support and most of the answers are like "just make sure to not be in private browsing" but I am sure that I am not and my extensions are all allowed in private browsing anyways. I also know this is not a theme issue as after I removed ublock origin and re-added it to firefox the extension icon showed up in the menu just like usual, but I do not want to do this for every single extension as I have a large amount and I am worried about personal settings that I have saved being undone. In the past I have used this same firefox setup without any of these issues whatsoever and without changing any settings since then.

The main issue is that when I click the extensions menu toolbar icon (the puzzle piece) it only takes me to about:addons. On this page I can confirm all my extensions are there, and I know that they are working, due to things like ads still being blocked from ublock origin or tracking links being blocked from clearURLs. However there is no icon for them after clicking/right clicking the the extensions puzzle piece, or when using the "customize toolbar" feature, or in the overflow menu, or in any other possible place. I have also tried telling the toolbar to reset to default and this does not help. Since the puzzle piece icon never shows me a menu, there is no way to right-click an extension and get the menu option to "pin to toolbar" as this option can't be found in the about:addons page as far as I have found.

Is there any way to fix this beyond just re-adding every single one of my extensions?

Asked by max 11 months ago

Answered by max 11 months ago

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FireFox browser is slowing down certain websites

Some websites like youtube, twitter, reddit and maybe many more don't properly load. On youtube videos freeze after a couple of minutes, I don't have any of these other i… (read more)

Some websites like youtube, twitter, reddit and maybe many more don't properly load. On youtube videos freeze after a couple of minutes, I don't have any of these other issues on other browsers like Chrome

Asked by nomantre 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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How to turn off autofill when it's not password related?

Every time I log on a site where I have previously searched something in their search bar, whatever I searched either gets auto-filled (even if I want to search something… (read more)

Every time I log on a site where I have previously searched something in their search bar, whatever I searched either gets auto-filled (even if I want to search something else) or appears in the bottom of the search bar. They disappear if I clear all my search history but then I have to re-log into every site on my browser.

How can I delete those suggestions/make them not appear anymore without loging out? I have tried checking the autofill settings but everything is password related.

Asked by Ray 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago

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Is it possible to open all bookmarks in a folder at once, including those in the nested folder?

Hi, I have been trying to use the extension "Sidebery" to replace "Tree Style Tab" If my tabs are nested, bookmarking the tab tree will give me nested folder structure … (read more)

Hi,

I have been trying to use the extension "Sidebery" to replace "Tree Style Tab"

If my tabs are nested, bookmarking the tab tree will give me nested folder structure in firefox's bookmark.

If I right click on the top level folder in the bookmark, select "open all in tabs", firefox will only open those bookmarks in the 1st level folder, but won't open those bookmarks in the nested folders.

I wonder is there a way to do it? That is, open all bookmarks in a folder with those in the nested folder, all at once?

Best, Jake

Asked by Jake Chung 11 months ago

Answered by Medhasree Suram 11 months ago

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Themes

Dear Mozilla I wrote to you earlier today about a problem i am having with themes.I change themes quite frequently and have a lot of them on my list. After opening and c… (read more)

Dear Mozilla

I wrote to you earlier today about a problem i am having with themes.I change themes quite frequently and have a lot of them on my list. After opening and closing the browser once or twice the list of themes no longer shows what each theme looks like. I reset Firefox and the image of each theme reappears. It's quite tedious as i said to have to do this once or twice a day. Is this problem occurring because i have too many themes on the list?. I have turned off all other extensions and the same problem keeps happening. I don't know what to do.


/edit: Please put a space after periods as there were unintended links.

Asked by pmjones735 11 months ago

Last reply by James 11 months ago

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Request for a new feature in Developer Tools (Network)

I am a backend developer (API maintainer) and I use firefox as my primarily browser at work. A feature that I would find very useful would be that firefox prettifies the … (read more)

I am a backend developer (API maintainer) and I use firefox as my primarily browser at work. A feature that I would find very useful would be that firefox prettifies the "Form Data" under the "Request" tab when a request is selected under the "Network" tab in the developer tools, and with prettify I mean to display in multiple lines and highlighted properly (for a comparison example you can take the "Postman" application feature under the "raw" tab).

As of now it only displays the form data in a single horizontally scrollable line and it also has a "Raw" toggle.

Thank you and keep up the good work.

Asked by UserThatDoesExist 11 months ago

Answered by Paul 11 months ago

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Need help to locate backed up Firefox profile to restore after Windows and Firefox re-install

Prior to getting some desktop PC upgrades that required a new install of Windows 11 and a new install of Firefox, I backed up my entire PC (yea!). Now that I have re-ins… (read more)

Prior to getting some desktop PC upgrades that required a new install of Windows 11 and a new install of Firefox, I backed up my entire PC (yea!).

Now that I have re-installed Firefox, I see that I have none of my saved bookmarks and so I want to restore the Firefox profile - all of it or at least the bookmarks.

I have tried following the Firefox instructions for this, but am apparently not doing it right.

I can't seem to locate the bookmarks file, for starters, in my backed up files. I find the profile but I don't find anything like places.sqlite.

Can someone help me so that I am locating the right (and complete) files, copying them correctly, and then switching to the new/old profile correctly?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by eastevens1956 11 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 11 months ago

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I Closed My Firefox Tabs, and When I Use Ctrl + Shift + T, Only Half of the Windows Are Restored

I had something like 7 windows open 10 minutes ago (yes I am a tab hoarder). I was trying to run a game that used a lot of RAM, so I decided that I would close ALL of my … (read more)

I had something like 7 windows open 10 minutes ago (yes I am a tab hoarder). I was trying to run a game that used a lot of RAM, so I decided that I would close ALL of my firefox tabs in hope that the game would run smoother with the 5gb that Firefox was using. I didn't think anything of losing the tabs because I had accidentally closed windows in the past using the big red 'x', and an easy ctrl + shift + t always restored the entire window no problem. When I tried to open firefox again within the next 5 minutes, only 3 of the windows restored themselves, I assume using the general > startup > open previous windows and tabs setting. Using Ctrl + Shift + T did nothing to restore them. Please help, as the windows that did reopen were the ones that I cared the least about.

Asked by lucas.gorter 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago

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One particular website no longer works with Firefox

One particular website no longer works with Firefox. https://www.familysearch.org/mapp/ I had no problems with this website until a couple of weeks ago. I can use the we… (read more)

One particular website no longer works with Firefox. https://www.familysearch.org/mapp/ I had no problems with this website until a couple of weeks ago. I can use the website with no problem on other browsers. I have tried a clean re-install of Firefox and clearing cache, but still the website does not work. Any suggestions? Thanks John

Asked by jb604 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago

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Updated W10 to FF 116 and had cert problems

After updating a W10 laptop from 115 to 116 of FF the user started having problems with getting to different websites (sites they worked on/with regularly). The problem i… (read more)

After updating a W10 laptop from 115 to 116 of FF the user started having problems with getting to different websites (sites they worked on/with regularly). The problem is the cert DB. The doc I found says that it is cert8.db. Actually it is now cert9.DB.

What I had to do was go to task manager and kill a task that was holding the cert9.db file. Then I could rename it (cert9.old.db). Then restarted their laptop and FF came up and started fixing the cert file (as expected). This seems to have fixed their problem.

Asked by Wylbur 11 months ago

Answered by Wylbur 11 months ago

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Fullscreen behaving oddly on macos firefox

When I go into fullscreen on firefox macos, hovering near the top shows the traffic lights (fullscreen, minimize, close window buttons) and moves everything down. This ma… (read more)

When I go into fullscreen on firefox macos, hovering near the top shows the traffic lights (fullscreen, minimize, close window buttons) and moves everything down. This may be expected behavior, but it is very annoying as when you try to open new tabs the tab bar moves out of the way of the traffic lights, and the traffic lights area is around the size of the tab bar. Is there any way to make the traffic lights always visible or keep them from moving?

Asked by a.b.liebgold 11 months ago

Answered by a.b.liebgold 11 months ago

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No Audio in Firefox only.

There is no audio on any website in Firefox only. I'm using Windows 11 Numbered list item When a video is playing there used to be an audio icon showing the tab is pl… (read more)

There is no audio on any website in Firefox only. I'm using Windows 11

  1. Numbered list item When a video is playing there used to be an audio icon showing the tab is playing audio, this does not show anymore.
  2. Numbered list item Firefox does not appear in the Windows volume mixer
  3. Numbered list item The Firefox Task Manager Utility 'Windows Media Framework Audio Decoder is always idle.
  4. Numbered list item I've restarted the Windows AudioSrv service and Windows explorer process

Nothing works. Please help.

Asked by rtwymanjr 11 months ago

Answered by rtwymanjr 11 months ago

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Firefox upgrade from 115 -> 116 results in “broken” screen capture

Reposting from https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-upgrade-from-115-116-results-in-broken-screen-capture/121964 Howdy folks! I am on Arch Linux and recently upgrade… (read more)

Reposting from https://discourse.mozilla.org/t/firefox-upgrade-from-115-116-results-in-broken-screen-capture/121964

Howdy folks!

I am on Arch Linux and recently upgraded Firefox from 115 to 116 and this broke WebRTC screen capture. Whenever I try to share my screen in Microsoft teams and Google Meet, the participants only see a black screen with a cursor. I am able to reproduce the issue on this test page. I had to downgrade to 115 in order to “fix” this critical feature. Before that it was broken in 114 and I had to use Chromium for presentations. I no longer want to touch Chrome with a 100 ft pole since they are trying to introduce Web Environment Integrity.

The only bug I have been able to find is from three years ago:

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1640771

I don’t want to add a “me too” comment, but was wondering how to show/give my support to get this issue fixed? It is crippling to my work workflow, and I don’t want to be on 115 forever. I am an engineer so I can provide advanced support to a Firefox dev, just not development as firefox is gargantuan beast of a code base.

Any guidance or pointers would be appreciated, Thanks!

Asked by jeezusjr 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago

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Viewing media in fullscreen mode adds black borders around the screen.

When I play a video in fullscreen, there is a strange black border that appears around the video which makes the content smaller than it would otherwise be. This border d… (read more)

When I play a video in fullscreen, there is a strange black border that appears around the video which makes the content smaller than it would otherwise be. This border does not display in Safari or Chrome, just in Firefox. It also occurs in every media player I've tested, including YouTube and Netflix.

Annoyingly, I can't get this to show up in a screenshot. It seems like Firefox guesses the aspect ratio or resolution wrong when it puts media in fullscreen, and it has the effect of downsizing the actual interactive part of the display. Meaning, I can't move my mouse into the border area to take a screenshot of it.

I'm on an ARM Macbook running MacOS 13.5, if that matters.

Is this a bug, and/or is there a way to fix this?

Asked by tsedan 11 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 11 months ago