My Firefox browsing history sync

Hello. Can I permanently clear my browsing history in my firefox? I want to clear it, to the point that when I sync it with my other device, my old browsing history won't… (read more)

Hello. Can I permanently clear my browsing history in my firefox? I want to clear it, to the point that when I sync it with my other device, my old browsing history won't be synced to other devices. I want to start anew, my firefox account has been around for so long, my places.sqlite is always 15mb even though I cleared my history locally. I want the "synced" items in my server will be synced from my current device, not just mine being synced from the sync server.

Asked by EienKurisuki 6 days ago

Forgetting cookies...?

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example: For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accep… (read more)

FF seems to keep forgetting what I call "legitimate" cookies. For example:

  • For websites I use daily without a login, like Accuweather, every few days I get their "Accept our cookies?" messages.
  • For sites that allow an on-going login, I need to re-login frequently. Not daily, but certain not months later.
  • I have a financial site that allows me to set only certain devices may be recognized. Today it said a device I use weekly or so is no longer recognized.

There is an old thread that may be relevant: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1309877

But several issues: That thread is closed, even though this bug is still going. Also it only covers Windows and I could use help with Windows & iOS versions.

Could "Tracking Protection" level come into play? I had it set to Standard but noticed recently it was Strict. I think Firefox changed that, not me, but I can't be 100% positive. Meanwhile I changed it back to Standard but so far the issue remains.

Thank you,

Joe

Asked by Birdbrain 1 month ago

Last reply by Birdbrain 6 days ago

print settings continue to need resetting

This is the second time I am posting about this - I did what was recommended before, but after a few good weeks, its now way worse. For some reason my print settings cha… (read more)

This is the second time I am posting about this - I did what was recommended before, but after a few good weeks, its now way worse. For some reason my print settings change to HUGE so that when I print, unbeknownst to me (because the preview looks fine), only maybe 1/4 of the page prints on one page. Yesterday I had to clear the print settings (help, more troubleshooting, print, clear saved settings) several times. The first time it happened I was printing multiple photos and had 16 pages of unusable color printouts. Although I didn't change the print settings manually at all, this problem recurred multiple times after I cleared the settings and although everything was fine when I left work last night, it was back to HUGE for the first print outs this morning. It is a big waste of paper and ink and is very frustrating. I'd like to know what is causing it and if there is a permanent way to fix it.

Asked by joyce26 6 days ago

Random Archiving of messages

Why does firefox keep archiving my email replies when I haven't even selected archive? I'll be typing along then, all of the sudden, it just archives the message I'm work… (read more)

Why does firefox keep archiving my email replies when I haven't even selected archive? I'll be typing along then, all of the sudden, it just archives the message I'm working on and prompts me that it has been archived? Is there a combination of keys that is doing this? I type really fast and I noticed this only happens when I type fast. I want to disable this feature, it is driving me nuts.

Asked by rkapuaala 6 days ago

Last reply by rkapuaala 6 days ago

93.0 (64), win10 -> 2 issues: speed + pre"view" of music/tracks on Amazon

Hi, since 93.0 stuff went worse regarding speed and additionally, listening to short 30 sec tracks in advance on regular amazon pages fails at all. Tried the tracks-thin… (read more)

Hi, since 93.0 stuff went worse regarding speed and additionally, listening to short 30 sec tracks in advance on regular amazon pages fails at all. Tried the tracks-thing with the latest Edge: et voila -> no prob at all.

I am on Win10pro, 21H1. These issues started with 93.0. No, I have not played around with any about:config settings after updating it. It's quite annoying and my overall experience starts to suck. Sorry but if stuff goes that bad out of the blue... What have you people done/changed?

Asked by Max Barrett 6 days ago

The Roboform Add-on lower toolbar keeps getting unselected

I have gone into my Add-Ons and enabled the "Show lower RoboForm toolbar" option. But every day when I open Firefox on my Windows 10 computer (fully updated), the Robofor… (read more)

I have gone into my Add-Ons and enabled the "Show lower RoboForm toolbar" option. But every day when I open Firefox on my Windows 10 computer (fully updated), the Roboform Add-on lower toolbar has been unselected. I have to go back into Add-Ons and re-select it every day. How do I make this stop? It used to happen once in awhile, but now it's every day. I use RoboForm many times a day, and this is really annoying.

Asked by Gail Heylmun 6 days ago

REcently Firefox continues to reset my preference about how to handle PDF files from "open with Acrobat" to Save File.

Starting a few months ago, when I click on a link in a web page that would cause a PDF to be displayed, I get the dialog box asking me where I want to save the file. Whe… (read more)

Starting a few months ago, when I click on a link in a web page that would cause a PDF to be displayed, I get the dialog box asking me where I want to save the file. When I go into settings and change the way Firefox deals with PDF files, having it use Adobe Acrobat DC instead, the problem will be temporarily solved, but it returns shortly. (The particular setting which I have to continually reset is under the Settings/Applications and involves "content type" "Portable Document Format (PDF)(application/pdf)"

How can I make it so that I don't have to continually instruct Firefox to open rather than save PDF files?

Asked by steven9 6 days ago

How to make Firefox use the system default scrollbars

I would like to force the Firefox (93) to use scrollbars the same as the other windows (in Windows 7). I have tried userContent.css trick, but it does not help. What to … (read more)

I would like to force the Firefox (93) to use scrollbars the same as the other windows (in Windows 7). I have tried userContent.css trick, but it does not help. What to do?

Asked by bflmpsvz 6 days ago

Scrambled Pastes

I am having a serious problem with inputting information into web page interfaces such as GMail and online forms. I am seriously dyslexic, so, I have to depend on tools s… (read more)

I am having a serious problem with inputting information into web page interfaces such as GMail and online forms.

I am seriously dyslexic, so, I have to depend on tools such as copy/paste and keyboard macros in my quest to avoid typos and incorrect information and amounts.

The best example that I have is using GMail's Web interface to compose and respond to emails where the problem has increased to the point where it happens on almost every input session. For example, if I use a keyboard macro to type my name "Beverly" it almost always gets scrambled to something like "Byeverl"

This happens on some, but not all web input pages... another example, is trying to enter a number into a field that simply does not work if I paste. Sometime back, I went so far to create an AutoHotKey macro that put's a delay between each character that is in the copy/paste buffer. That seemed to work for a while, but has since stopped working apparently because the interface now detects that I left the input field in order to trigger the keyboard macro.

Help, Beverly Howard

Asked by BevHoward 1 week ago

Last reply by BevHoward 6 days ago

Saving multiple open instances of Firefox

I had 4 instances of Firefox windows open with multiple tabs open on each one, restart after a power outage and firefox did not bring back a singe instance of any of the … (read more)

I had 4 instances of Firefox windows open with multiple tabs open on each one, restart after a power outage and firefox did not bring back a singe instance of any of the open windows. How to prevent that in the future ot does Firefox need to do additional coding to make that a thing?

Asked by patrickj1962 6 days ago

How can I reassign F3 & F4 back to Copy/Paste

Using F3 & F4 for something other than copy/paste is like reassigning the return key to act like the delete key. This is the one feature of Firefox that prevents me f… (read more)

Using F3 & F4 for something other than copy/paste is like reassigning the return key to act like the delete key.

This is the one feature of Firefox that prevents me from making it my default browser. I can't even override it using the Mac OS shortcut overrides.

Any way to do this in Firefox?

Asked by matt142 6 days ago

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search?

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put … (read more)

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put a red circle.

Asked by lyradd 6 days ago

Last reply by lyradd 6 days ago

Search Shortcuts keywords don't work in search bar, despite wording of help text

In Settings > Search > Search Shortcuts, the help text currently reads "Choose the alternative search engines that appear below the address bar and search bar when … (read more)

In Settings > Search > Search Shortcuts, the help text currently reads "Choose the alternative search engines that appear below the address bar and search bar when you start to enter a keyword."

This seems to imply that entering keywords into the search bar will bring up alternative search engines. However, this is not the case; only the address bar responds to Search Shortcut keywords, while entering keywords into the search bar will pass the entire string (including keyword) to whichever your default search engine was.

Either the wording has to be modified to clarify that search engine keywords only work when typed into the address bar, or search keyword functionality has to be enabled on the search bar.

Asked by ud0s62ou 6 days ago

Last reply by ud0s62ou 5 days ago

BT webmail - problem with saved draft emails

Since the last update, I have found a problem with BT webmail. For my 3 different ....@btinternet.com email accounts, since the update, when I save an email to the drafts… (read more)

Since the last update, I have found a problem with BT webmail. For my 3 different ....@btinternet.com email accounts, since the update, when I save an email to the drafts folder, then re-open it to edit and send, I can no longer re-save or send an email that comes from the drafts folder. Pressing the send or save buttons does nothing. New emails started and sent straight away (without going into the drafts folder) are not affected and still work perfectly, only those saved in drafts. This is a feature I use a lot - are you aware, and can it be fixed next update?

Asked by darylgunn 5 days ago

Firefox sysnc has not brought password over from old laptop which I don't have access to

My laptop was on windows 8.1 and I hae synced passwords, bookmarks and extensions. I have now upgraded to windows 10 and when I signedin into firefox only the booksmarks … (read more)

My laptop was on windows 8.1 and I hae synced passwords, bookmarks and extensions.

I have now upgraded to windows 10 and when I signedin into firefox only the booksmarks have come across but not the passwords and extensions. I can see in my profile that the old profile is connected but it has not brought over the passwords. Please hlep.

I have attached the image to show the two connected devices. Pelase help. Thanks

Asked by swamy.hps 5 days ago

Blerk 5

I use AOL e-mail, and this opens perfectly well with Firefox. Now, in order to save an e-mail to a folder on my PC I have to save it as an html document to be opened by m… (read more)

I use AOL e-mail, and this opens perfectly well with Firefox. Now, in order to save an e-mail to a folder on my PC I have to save it as an html document to be opened by my browser, i.e. Firefox. For a while now when I try to open any saved e-mail it will open for a few seconds and then it is covered by a Blerk 5 error notice. The following information accompanies it: ERR1800 Report ID: 0ca992e91cc1f7c63-20211015-124427. I would greatly appreciate a fix for this problem. I assume all the data are there safely saved because I can read the e-mails even if only for a few seconds. I need the fix to allow me to open all my old saved e-mails. Thank you.

Asked by grower77 5 days ago

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com, while Chrome and Edge do not have an issue. Errormsg: "Server not found". "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connec… (read more)

Firefox does not open tinyurl.com, while Chrome and Edge do not have an issue.

Errormsg: "Server not found". "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at tinyurl.com.".

I have experienced this since a few months. I read some articles that this was implemented to enhance the security, but how can I fix it?

Asked by paul.martijn 1 month ago

Last reply by paul.martijn 5 days ago

Firefow will not open on iMac Pro running Big Sur

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninst… (read more)

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it, all with the same result. I have checked for updates and the computer shows everything is up to date.

Asked by mcmillan-james 5 days ago

Last reply by mcmillan-james 5 days ago