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Download manager is not showing all download history

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything ol… (read more)

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything older than six months was no longer displayed. The files are still there, I just have to search for them. Now it no longer shows anything older than 4 months. "Show all history" does not work. Is there a way to restore that list?

Asked by foxfire87 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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PDF download button needs Save As

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in … (read more)

I'm on Mac. When I open a PDF in Firefox I get a print button and a download button. The download button does not offer a Save As option. It simply uses the name used in the browser - often this is a number or day or some other appellation that is less useful than allowing me to rename the PDF myself. Chrome offer to rename the file before saving but I hate Chrome.

Maybe I'm overlooking something?

Asked by junk8 2 years ago

Last reply by Philip 1 year ago

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Import password from .csv file

I go to the Firefox Configuration Editor (about:config page), find the signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled preference and toggle it to true. But I still don't see … (read more)

I go to the Firefox Configuration Editor (about:config page), find the signon.management.page.fileImport.enabled preference and toggle it to true. But I still don't see the entry: Import from a File…

Can someone help me? Thank you

Asked by SKINI 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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End of Flash Player

I need to continue to use an application (Web Site) built with Flash Player for the first 3 months of 2021. Flash Player support ends on December 31st 2020. What is the … (read more)

I need to continue to use an application (Web Site) built with Flash Player for the first 3 months of 2021. Flash Player support ends on December 31st 2020. What is the plan at Mozilla in terms of restricting access to Flash Player in 2021? - For example, is there a timebomb in the browser so that Flash Player will seize to work on December 31st? - If not, would Flash Player become inaccessible following the first browser update in 2021? If yes, do we know when date is scheduled for approximately? - Will the behavior be the same for all Firefox versions (Light, Enterprise, iOS, Android, etc..). Thank you!

Asked by pascal.landreville 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Language and spell check

Language and Spell check options have disappeared from right-click drop-down menu for text editing, after I refreshed Firefox, as it was eating up battery life. Any idea … (read more)

Language and Spell check options have disappeared from right-click drop-down menu for text editing, after I refreshed Firefox, as it was eating up battery life. Any idea how to add these again to drop-down menu?

Asked by pghantous 2 years ago

Last reply by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

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Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Changing the setting where delete button take you back a page

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I … (read more)

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I had?

Asked by Vw 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Pinch Zoom Functionality

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users? Or if there is a decent work around available yet? And if not, anyone have … (read more)

Q: Does anyone know if Firefox has maybe re-instated pinch zoom functionality for Mac users?

Or if there is a decent work around available yet?

And if not, anyone have a good answer as to why Firefox overlooked it in their last major update? Seems rather shortsighted to me. Not being able to pinch zoom on my mac trackpad is highly frustrating. It's pretty much a deal breaker, making me want to migrate back to Chrome or elsewhere. Which is sad, because I thought I'd finally escaped Google for browsing.

Asked by seanyful 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Firefox will forget setting to open PDF files with Foxit Reader

I use Firefox 82.0.2 (64-Bit) on Windows 10 and Foxit Reader 10.0.1.35811 for reading PDF files. In the FF settings I set the handling of PDF documents to "Open with Foxi… (read more)

I use Firefox 82.0.2 (64-Bit) on Windows 10 and Foxit Reader 10.0.1.35811 for reading PDF files. In the FF settings I set the handling of PDF documents to "Open with Foxit Reader 10.0". Once I have done that and click on a PDF file I will be asked what to do with the PDF and I confirm again to open it with Foxit.

That usually works for the moment but FF will always forget this setting again. I have configured FF to use Foxit at least five times over the last days days. But the next day FF will just download the PDF file again and do nothing with it (not even ask me what to do with it).

Any help is much appreciated.

Asked by surfguard 2 years ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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Text Encoding default

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page… (read more)

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page. Sometimes that does not work because the Text Encoding option in the View tab is greyed out. The About Firefox window says I am up to date with 83.0 (64bit).

Asked by scrumble1 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox "Save as" file list: Why are folders no longer at top?

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list w… (read more)

I recently changed from Ubuntu Gnome to KDE Plasma. Now, when I'm running Firefox (v83) and click "Save as" to save a file from a web page, Firefox gives me a file list with directories mixed in alphabetically, rather than at the top. This is new behavior to me; I don't know if it's new with v83 (I was previously running v82), or if it's a KDE implementation issue.

Either way, I HATE having to scroll down through page after page of files and folders to find my destination folder. Since the dialog box also incorporates full-row select, I can't even click in the file list and type the first letter of my destination folder.

Please tell me there is a way to change this behavior and have Firefox's "Save as" dialog sort the files with directories at the top!

Thanks.

Asked by ExFido 2 years ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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Disable annoying update reminders

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminde… (read more)

Is there any way to temporarily disable Firefox (and Thunderbird) update reminders? Mozilla seems to be updating its software so often that I'm getting too many reminders and it's interfering with my work flow. I understand the need to keep software up to date as often as possible but this has now got ridiculous, and I am on the verge of changing my default browser from Firefox to Safari, Chrome or Vivaldi. Please stop forcing every little tiny update onto your users!

Or is there some sneaky little way I haven't noticed under Preferences which already does enable me to do this?

Asked by cliff.douse 2 years ago

Last reply by dulca 1 year ago

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Option to revert new zoom feature?

Is there any way to revert from the pinch zoom back to the full screen zoom? I know that you can do the css full screen zoom via ctrl + pinch, but it seems much more lagg… (read more)

Is there any way to revert from the pinch zoom back to the full screen zoom? I know that you can do the css full screen zoom via ctrl + pinch, but it seems much more laggy and slow than in older versions of Firefox. Is there some about:config option I can use to revert it? Or is it just baked in now.

Asked by Alex 2 years ago

Last reply by Martin 1 year ago

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Page zooming

Hi! Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around t… (read more)

Hi!

Since today, when I was doing the "pinch to zoom" gesture on my touchpad, the browser behaved the same as if i did Ctrl + "+". Now it just zooms on the area around the cursor. Any help?

Please see the referenced pictures Thanks.

Asked by marius_1296 2 years ago

Last reply by Martin 1 year ago

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Can I have Firefox ask before closing private windows with multiple tabs?

To better control my browsing history and what sites are allowed to leave behind cookies, I primarily use private windows when I browse. I've used private windows in this… (read more)

To better control my browsing history and what sites are allowed to leave behind cookies, I primarily use private windows when I browse. I've used private windows in this manner for years, I find them quite useful, however, this means when I accidentally hit that big X at the top right corner, I have nothing but my horrible memory to rely on in trying to restore some of what was rather suddenly lost.

For years I've had Firefox ask before closing windows with multiple tabs, a feature I've found quite useful. Is there any way I can set Firefox behave the same towards private windows?

Please don't respond with the obvious "just stop using private windows". Were that to be a worthy solution, I wouldn't be asking this. I'm not about to sacrifice the benefits of private windows that motivated me to use them in the first place, I just wanna know if I can prevent the consequential loss of tabs I've experienced from it.

(p.s. I've now twice typed this question out in private windows before accidentally closing them, first trying to open the menu to double check my browser version, and second by hitting CTRL-W)

Thank you all, and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Asked by Grayvee 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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All in general...

Ok guys, first I've been using this browser since it was called Netscape 1.0. This is quite some time ago, right? But now level of suffering has become too high. I'm not … (read more)

Ok guys, first I've been using this browser since it was called Netscape 1.0.

This is quite some time ago, right? But now level of suffering has become too high. I'm not writing 10 finger system. I've not studied computer science. (However a MINT subject.)

Nowadays at least weekly a website crashes, because I'm typing some unknown (to me) key combination, which causes the site to reload, Firefox to close, a new tab to be replaced, or whatsoever bullshit. And no way to switch off short cuts (at least as far as I have found out).

Even to get to this page was an odyssey. First set up an account, the confirmation code not accepted, a resend request omitted, finally some old password worked. On the way restart browser, as accidentially again I typed some key sequence, which killed the browser task....

I'll switch to edge or chrome, or whatsoever, because I'm really fed up. After over 25 years. Is that, what you wanted? The kids of 25 or below don't care about Mozilla! They even don't ask a single question about their browser (on Android - guess, what they use...). I know about of this, as I've got two of those here at home.

I'm not asking for help, since this already beyond scope. This is a farewell post. My mails are managed by Pegasus ever since and I'll return to Opera now, despite it is the Webkit engine. Netflix runs smoothly. Firefox and Netflix is a neverending vexation. I've been using Opera as well for over 20 years. They did a better job.

It's bitter, but for me, it's the truth....

Asked by rbit 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Firefox Logo

Firefox said to refresh and so I refreshed. Now, the beautiful Firefox logo that appeared on my homepage, that I really enjoyed and was one of the main reasons I even ch… (read more)

Firefox said to refresh and so I refreshed. Now, the beautiful Firefox logo that appeared on my homepage, that I really enjoyed and was one of the main reasons I even chose Firefox, is just gone. Only a plain black screen remains. And yes, I tried the customized options and still no Firefox curled around the blue globe. What happened to it?

Asked by janarae 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable To Remove Firefox Search Bar At Top Of Monitor

I am unable to remove the search bar, even going to plugins and disabling everything nothing seems to remove it SCREENSHOT ---> https://gyazo.com/02b4323564f75870a6e64… (read more)

I am unable to remove the search bar, even going to plugins and disabling everything nothing seems to remove it

SCREENSHOT ---> https://gyazo.com/02b4323564f75870a6e64c537d3457a6

How do I remove the annoying search bar at the top? I don't want it there

Asked by nanoniumbusiness 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Making Firefox behave more like IE

Hi everyone, I downloaded Firefox last April, but have continued to use Internet Explorer as a primary browser until quite recently, with Firefox being a solid second. N… (read more)

Hi everyone, I downloaded Firefox last April, but have continued to use Internet Explorer as a primary browser until quite recently, with Firefox being a solid second. Now, I'm ready to make the transition fully, but I have a couple of questions. 1. In IE, I liked the fact that webpages and websites were nested within each other, and within a date range. Firefox does do some of this, but I'm wondering if there's a way to make it behave more like IE? As an example of what I want to happen, let's say I've opened the history for the last seven days. In IE, I would get a list of websites, then I'd have to expand each individual website in order to see what pages on that website I visited. In Firefox, this is one long list, sorted alphabetically by page title, regardless of whether the pages are associated with a particular website. Is there a way I can change this? 2. I've gotten used to the fact that in IE, I can enter multiple URLs, and they each open in their own tab when I launch the program. I have five that I visit every day, and would like them to all open at once when I open Firefox, but when I tried adding a second link to my homepage, it didn't like it. Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

Asked by cavbob1993 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago