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Pressing Alt 7 opens Bing.

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening? … (read more)

Whenever I use Alt 7, it changes the site to Bing. It doesn't open a new tab to do this. This does not happen in Chrome, just Firefox. How do I stop this from happening?

Asked by preciouslepelblad 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Tab Settings

I want a link to open in a new tab after I left-click. So I have the "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" setting checked. But it doesn't work, when I click a l… (read more)

I want a link to open in a new tab after I left-click. So I have the "Open links in tabs instead of new windows" setting checked. But it doesn't work, when I click a link it opens in that tab. So I unchecked the box, and still, the link opens in that tab. It doesn't open in a new tab or window.

Isn't there a way to have a link open in a new tab? Or the only way to do it would be left click and go to the "open link in new tab" part of the pop up window?

Asked by Steve09 2 years ago

Answered by Scribe 2 years ago

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MS Word Document Displayed Incorrectly in Firefox

I've posted the following in the MS Office Forum: In the Word desktop app I used "-->", which Word autoconverts to a nice arrow. When viewing the document in the brow… (read more)

I've posted the following in the MS Office Forum:

In the Word desktop app I used "-->", which Word autoconverts to a nice arrow. When viewing the document in the browser version of Word it gets mangled and shows up as a "à" symbol. Note: This happens on the same computer! My browser is Firefox (84.0.2). When using Edge or Chrome the arrows are displayed properly.

And got the following answer:

This appears to be a bug in Firefox. The two characters have the same Unicode value, 00E0, but the arrow is in the Wingdings font while the à is displayed in most non-symbol fonts. Although the font box on the ribbon in Word Online says the font of the character is Wingdings, Firefox fails to show it in that font.

Given that both Edge and Chrome seem to be able to display the document correctly, it seems to me that this is a Firefox bug?

Asked by SwabianEagle 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmark a Page

When I go to Bookmark a Page (by clicking on the icon in the Address Bar), the folder that automatically appears is OTHER BOOKMARKS. Is there a way to change this default… (read more)

When I go to Bookmark a Page (by clicking on the icon in the Address Bar), the folder that automatically appears is OTHER BOOKMARKS. Is there a way to change this default bookmark to another Bookmark / Folder? Specifically, I have created a new Bookmark folder, let's say it is called RECIPES and I want to automatically / default all future bookmarks to my Recipes folder. I hope that is clear. Thank you.

Asked by don.dac.fc 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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The "message the mods" button on Reddit Redesign

There's a problem that seems to be exclusive to Firefox users regardless of the OS when viewing subreddits in Redesign. In this thread different users describe their exp… (read more)

There's a problem that seems to be exclusive to Firefox users regardless of the OS when viewing subreddits in Redesign. In this thread different users describe their experience and their software:

https://old.reddit.com/r/bugs/comments/l8jp8q/this_abomination_envelop_icon_encroaches_message/

Any issues with compatibility?

Asked by rikkilange44 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox tries saving all JPEG files as .jif.

For the past few days, my browser has started trying to save all JPEG files, regardless of their actual fire extension, as .jif. (see attached photo) I have not changed a… (read more)

For the past few days, my browser has started trying to save all JPEG files, regardless of their actual fire extension, as .jif. (see attached photo) I have not changed anything that should have done that, and cannot seem to change it back. Any help would be much appreciated!

Asked by malendras1 2 years ago

Answered by malendras1 2 years ago

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Remove the minimize, maximize, and close buttons

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar … (read more)

I'm running Ubuntu 20.10 with GNOME Shell extension Unite which can add the minimize, maximize and close buttons to the top bar and remove the buttons from the title bar of apps. The does not work in Firefox, minimize, maximize & close remain. I'm assuming this is related to Firefox's ability to remove the title bar all together so tabs can be at the top. The Firefox Customize... page allows you to change just about everything else in the UI except these three buttons.

Is there a way to remove Firefox's minimize, maximize and close buttons?

In case it matters I really only care about the Close button (not Close tab) because GNOME Tweaks lets you remove the minimize & maximize buttons from all apps.

Thanks

Asked by Elias K Gardner 2 years ago

Answered by Elias K Gardner 1 year ago

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Firefox 84.0.2 not playing embedded Youtube videos.

Getting errors messages like; An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: esTXxYqBr25ETVYS) Tried resetting FF, clearing cache and cookies etc. to no avail.… (read more)

Getting errors messages like;

An error occurred. Please try again later. (Playback ID: esTXxYqBr25ETVYS)

Tried resetting FF, clearing cache and cookies etc. to no avail.

This started about a week ago.

Youtube webpage is working properly, just embedded videos are fubar.

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Asked by audio_downunder 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox fails to show any pages, including options.

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options. Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue. I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) re… (read more)

Since this morning, Firefox fails to show any pages, this includes options.

Both Chrome and IE render sites without issue.

I have attempted the following: 1) Reboot 2) refresh Firefox 3) remove and install - Without removing any profiles 4) remove firefox, delete profiles, and install

Nothing has worked.

Asked by amwoodwork 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Registration

When I'm REGISTERING, I put in my email address (which I've been using for about 10 years). Then I get: Please enter a valid email address. My email address is not valid?… (read more)

When I'm REGISTERING, I put in my email address (which I've been using for about 10 years). Then I get: Please enter a valid email address.

My email address is not valid? That's ridiculous.

Asked by bkaras1 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmark star on the right of the address bar is gone.

Hi! I just noticed that the bookmark star on the right of the address bar is gone. Do you know how I can get it back? (Firefox 84.0.2, Ubuntu 20.04) Thanks! … (read more)

Hi!

I just noticed that the bookmark star on the right of the address bar is gone. Do you know how I can get it back? (Firefox 84.0.2, Ubuntu 20.04)

Thanks!

Asked by mnkj8718 1 year ago

Answered by mnkj8718 1 year ago

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Screen times out ofter 1 minute inactivity

Added random screen savers from bing. Screen now reverts to saver after 1 minute. Have tried the settings in control panel/ settings. Tried uninstalling bing but just ran… (read more)

Added random screen savers from bing. Screen now reverts to saver after 1 minute. Have tried the settings in control panel/ settings. Tried uninstalling bing but just ran into dead ends. Any suggestions on where to look?

Asked by tedgaida 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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can not read bangla font

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread. dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correct… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1324409 thread.

dear firefox community, I am trying to read Bengali newspapers on their website but i am not able to read the Bengali font correctly from BBC NEWS BANGLA website. It is showing incorrect bangla. It is horrible experience. Need solution.

website address : https://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-55812403

Asked by mnahid95 1 year ago

Last reply by mnahid95 1 year ago

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updates

We love Firefox except for: • The automatic updates. We’ve turned this off in options, but updates still take place without our approval and they really screw up our pa… (read more)

We love Firefox except for: • The automatic updates. We’ve turned this off in options, but updates still take place without our approval and they really screw up our pages. What do we have to do to prevent this from happening? • What if we do NOT want Firefox to be our default browser?

Asked by fleeming 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Google calender not showing fully, only getting part of left column with month, can't click on anything

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox, current, 84.0.2. I've tried logging out and back in, I've cleared ALL history, cache, cookies, etc. I've tried restarting Firefox, no help. Gmai… (read more)

Windows 7 Pro, Firefox, current, 84.0.2.

I've tried logging out and back in, I've cleared ALL history, cache, cookies, etc. I've tried restarting Firefox, no help. Gmail, Voice and contacts all show fine. This was working fine last night, less than 12 hours ago. System was shut down last night, and booted this morning, and this problem has occurred. Logged in via Chrome and calendar shows fine, so it's likely some probem with firefox. Hate to reset firefox and have to load all my extensions again.

Here are the extensions/Add-ons I have loaded. But bear in mind these were loaded last night, and have been loaded for many months at least, with no problems. AND, other Google site, gmail,voice, contacts all work fine.

Adblock Plus Bitwarden Don't Fuck with Paste Facebook Container Flash and Video Download Gmail reverse conversation Google Analytics Opt-out Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (by Google) HTTPS Everywhere IDM: Youtube to MP3 Javascript Switcher Lastpass Open With Print Edit WE SingleFile

Below pic is what I see. Blue bar at top scrolls left to right continuously.

I've tried the Firefox reset/refresh option, exact same issue.

I'm even willing at this point to uninstall Firefox and reinstall from scratch, but how do I ensure ALL Firefox system modifications, etc. ARE removed?

HELP!

Thanks.

Asked by firefoxsupport2 2 years ago

Answered by Buchmann4 1 year ago

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Update popup every day

I would like this set for once week at the least amount of time. Right now the popup is every day, and I'm so frustrated with it that I don't know exactly how many times… (read more)

I would like this set for once week at the least amount of time. Right now the popup is every day, and I'm so frustrated with it that I don't know exactly how many times I have to close it. It's just a fact for me that I cannot take the time to update when I just close it. I imagine everytime I close FF it will popup again when I open it.

Can I set it to update during non-working hours? Please tell me how, step by step if possible, thank you so much, Denise

Asked by nwcountry 1 year ago

Answered by nwcountry 1 year ago

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Firefox crashes and can't use the existing profile when relaunching

Over the past week I've had this error popup a few times when Firefox is launched: "You've launched an older version of Firefox. Using an older version of Firefox can cor… (read more)

Over the past week I've had this error popup a few times when Firefox is launched:

"You've launched an older version of Firefox. Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this installation of Firefox."

I haven't yet spotted a pattern, but the most recent time it happened, I had the browser already open and either opened a new window or clicked Firefox in my start menu. The new window showed my homepage (blank tab) but was unresponsive: I couldn't type into the address bar, click a bookmark, or even close the window. The existing window was fine, so I closed that but had to kill Firefox in Task Manager.

When I relaunched Firefox, I got the above error message. Luckily I use Sync, so my many bookmarks are backed up. But of course all cookies have been deleted, so I have to login to websites again.

Firefox is up-to-date (84.0.1, 64-bit) and running on Windows 10 Enterprise. I even uninstalled, cleared out the data in AppData\Roaming\Mozilla (plus Local and LocalLow), and reinstalled.

As I said, this has happened a few times over the last week (3 or 4?) and is starting to get annoying now!

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by gbull 2 years ago

Answered by gbull 1 year ago

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Bookmark html file import

I replaced my craptop with a pc. Part of my process included creating a bookmark html file from the craptop which I'd hoped to import into my pc. Problem is I do not se… (read more)

I replaced my craptop with a pc. Part of my process included creating a bookmark html file from the craptop which I'd hoped to import into my pc. Problem is I do not see a way, how, etc. to import that bookmark html file into the pc firefox browser.

Thanks

Asked by imabuckeye 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Firefox 84.0.2 not showing videos or gifs - only a green screen

All of a sudden Firefox 84.0.2 has stopped showing videos on any web site, including Twitter. It doesn't show GIFs either. (Photos are fine.) All one can see is a green … (read more)

All of a sudden Firefox 84.0.2 has stopped showing videos on any web site, including Twitter. It doesn't show GIFs either. (Photos are fine.) All one can see is a green screen.

NOTE: I have made ZERO changes to Firefox's settings, ZERO changes to my computer (it has been on continuously since last night when everything was working fine). It simply started happening today.

I have checked several of the web sites in Chrome and they work just fine.

I cleared the cache, but that didn't help. Any ideas?

Asked by RemySecor 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago