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firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 7 months ago

Handle custom protocol

Dear community, I am desperately looking for a way to handle custom protocols in Firefox on macOS (both up-to-date). I have seen many questions and many answers, most of … (read more)

Dear community,

I am desperately looking for a way to handle custom protocols in Firefox on macOS (both up-to-date). I have seen many questions and many answers, most of them are outdated or irrelevant.

On our intranet, some of the pages have links pointing to "ictfast:xxxxxx". The first part (ictfast) is never changing. The second part (xxxxxx) can be anything. I would like to run an external application when people click on such links.

What I have done so far: step #A1: In "about:config", I created and set the key "network.protocol-handler.expose.ictfast" to false. step #A2: I clicked on a link "ictfast:xxxxxx" step #A3: A box appeared letting me choose my external application

After these steps, if I click on a "ictfast" link, the application runs but I can't access the content in "xxxxxx".

To reproduce this, it is very simple: step #B1: open Automator step #B2: create a new Application step #B3: add the "Run Shell Script" actions step #B4: choose "Pass input" to as arguments" step #B5: remove the default content of the shell script step #B6: type in `echo "$@" > /tmp/args.txt` (without the backticks) step #B7: save and choose this app in step #A3

Now if you click on a "ictfast" link, the file in "/tmp/args.txt" is created, but is empty. There is no arguments passed to the applications.

I was naively believing that when clicking on a "ictfast" link, Firefox would internally run the command `/foo/bar/whatever.app "address"`. But it seems to be more complicated and cryptic than that.

Could anyone help me on this? Thanks!

Asked by Slagt 3 months ago

Pages lauching Firefox from a link do not appear in history

Hello, It's al in the subject. When I receive a link in a mail and click it, Firefox is lauched and the page opened (Firefox is my default browser). In this case, the pag… (read more)

Hello, It's al in the subject. When I receive a link in a mail and click it, Firefox is lauched and the page opened (Firefox is my default browser). In this case, the page link is not recorded in history. The page links are only recorded in history if they are opened when navigating in Firefox.

This malfunction appeared about a week or two ago.

Asked by andre41 3 months ago

tab syncronization after deleting the app from phone

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages … (read more)

Hello, Simple question: i have firefox on my phone and on my pc, and i have currently "a lot" of tabs opened on my phone for work, and i would like to have those pages saved somewhere in order to have them on my pc. However now i have to change my phone and the old one will be given to my friend, and obviously i have to reset it. Now, those tabs openned on my phone, when i reset it, will be deleted from the sync? I must mark them as "favourite" or as "bookmark" in order to save them everywhere?

Asked by sinigagliaalberto 3 months ago

YouTube sound is not played through Bluetooth (but I can hear it through laptop speakers)

Hi, If I play a youtube video in Firefox the sound is not 'forwarded' to my bluetooth device i.e. I can only hear it through my laptop speakers. I am running W10 and I e… (read more)

Hi,

If I play a youtube video in Firefox the sound is not 'forwarded' to my bluetooth device i.e. I can only hear it through my laptop speakers. I am running W10 and I experience no problems with e.g. Edge.

Asked by BasW 3 months ago

Lost the SpellChecker in email https://www.outlook.live.com. Can't recover it...Please help

I think that a recent Windows 10 Update de-installed my Spell Checker. In Mozilla Firefox, I tried: MENU/OPTIONS/GENERAL/LANGUAGE and checked "Check your spelling a… (read more)

I think that a recent Windows 10 Update de-installed my Spell Checker.

In Mozilla Firefox, I tried: MENU/OPTIONS/GENERAL/LANGUAGE and checked "Check your spelling as you type".

I re-started Firefox and still no Spell Checker.

I downloaded a Firefox "Add-On" - a highly recommended Grammar & Spelling tool. It works OK, but not as good as the Spell Checker that HAD been installed & used on Outlook email.

If someone out there is confident they know the steps to re-install the original Spell Checker.....let's give it a try.

Thanks, Gary

Asked by Gary NH 3 months ago

copy and paste not working

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, at… (read more)

I am going crazy as I have somehow lost the ability to copy and paste anything from a Firefox window or address bar into another document ie... email, word, text edit, atom—nothing.

I have tried the About:config solution to no avail. Sometimes the copy and paste will work for a minute or so when opening Firefox, but it quickly degrades.

I have looked into settings for the browser as well and I can't find anything that would affect copy and paste. This change seemed to have happen a few weeks ago with an update that was released.

What is happening?!?!?!

Asked by keri.rasmussen 3 months ago

Disable back button for pinned tab

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first c… (read more)

I have Tweetdeck in a pinned tab. There are a lot of columns, which I navigate by swiping left/right on my Magic Mouse. When I swipe to the left, to return to the first column, it often swipes a little bit too far and Firefox interprets that as a request to "back arrow" to the previous page, which is my Firefox home screen.

Is there any way to disable this behavior, so that a long left swipe will move the screen all the way to the left edge and stop there, without going all the way back to the Firefox home screen?

Asked by Chris Shaffer 3 months ago

Firefox sync not working

I have Firefox sync on three computers, has worked flawlessly for years, yesterday had to reinstall Windows 10 Pro and all the software that I use, after installing Firef… (read more)

I have Firefox sync on three computers, has worked flawlessly for years, yesterday had to reinstall Windows 10 Pro and all the software that I use, after installing Firefox on this machine by the way it installed the latest version which happened to be Firefox 79. I signed into sync as usual because this is not the first time I've had to do this over the last few years actually about two months ago I did the exact same thing to another computer with no issues on the same account. This time however sync did everything except for all my add ins after waiting, trying to find solutions online etc. etc. gave up, but gave it 24 hours more to try to figure out what was going on. Ran across a few articles that Firefox 79 change something with sync but don't understand exactly what they're talking about why this would affect this installation, so I then looked at the versions installed on each system, my main system is running Firefox 78 or I should say was running Firefox 78 I thought upgrading it to 79 would fix the issue so I did and that did not work. in the meantime I proceeded to uninstall Firefox 79 on the second machine that refuses to sync the add-ons and replace it with Firefox 78, during this process I removed all Firefox entries related to profiles installs updates etc. I tried to wipe every mention of Firefox on the machine as if it never have Firefox installed on it before. Installed 78 signed in to sink expecting everything to work as normal and still nothing it's been two hours since the install I have re-synced multiple times in hopes of getting it to work with no success it appears to sync everything but the add-ons, and yes I have add-ons on the sync list on all computers have double triple and quadruple checked that to make sure . I really don't want to have to manually run from computer to computer to figure out what add-ons I have and all the settings of each one to make it perfect because I have had issues in the past of installing an add-on on one machine and the settings being different on another causing issues between the add-ons would appreciate if somebody could tell me how why or what the hell I'm supposed to do here to make Firefox think actually work again the way it had worked for years I really need these computers identical in every way as i am disabled and have mobility issues such related to all be installing and uninstalling. Thanks for your help in this matter and I'll do my best to answer any questions to help you guys figure this out. Also I'm not even remotely familiar how to file bug reports or anything else so somebody wants to suggest that I would appreciated if they are able to do it on my behalf and I will give them all the information so it's done properly. Thanks againI just noticed that there's troubleshooting information able to be shared this information is being shared from the computer that works absolutely perfect and is the computer I want to sync from below if somebody wants to explain to me how I can get that data and add it to this post so you guys can compare and figure out what the heck the problem is I will do it.

Asked by hillvalleyfarms 3 months ago

Images not preloading anymore on the selected Tab

Hello, I'm expriencing this issue since a few days : The images in the selected tab (the page I'm reading/scrolling into) don't preload anymore. A few days ago, when ever… (read more)

Hello,

I'm expriencing this issue since a few days :

The images in the selected tab (the page I'm reading/scrolling into) don't preload anymore. A few days ago, when everything was fine, I was able to scroll through long pages and all the images were already displayed. Now, whenever I scroll down, the images appear with half a second delay. Once everything has been loaded/displayed once, I can scroll through the page with all the images displayed correctly so I guess this is a matter of Firefox not preloading what's not currently displayed even though it's in the currently read page.

Does anyone know how to fix this please?

Thank you a lot for reading.

Asked by marcel.gavazza 2 months ago

Firefox opening and closing several blank, white windows at PC startup

At OS (Windows10) startup, Firefox launches several (3-5) blank, large windows then immediately close themselves. Then, when I launch Firefox intentionally, gives back an… (read more)

At OS (Windows10) startup, Firefox launches several (3-5) blank, large windows then immediately close themselves. Then, when I launch Firefox intentionally, gives back an error screen saying it could not reproduce the previous session. I tried turning off (false) toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart and also is manually closing all tabs before shutting off. What else can I do?

Asked by okamura2 2 months ago

Firefox won't remember last download choice

Hi Ok so it use to be when I would select a file like say a PDF to download I would get a pop up (Still do and set that way to ask what I desire to do with the file) and … (read more)

Hi

Ok so it use to be when I would select a file like say a PDF to download I would get a pop up (Still do and set that way to ask what I desire to do with the file) and there were 2 choices

Open with (Select program to open with) Save to

But I noticed this tonight now I have a 3rd option on top that is

Open in Firefox

No matter what I try it always reverts back now to OPEN IN FIREFOX for each file where as before it use to remember the last option I had selected which is what I prefer as usually I want to save the file rather then open it.

Is there any way to force firefox to remember the last choice I made rather then reverting all the time to open in firefox like it is doing right now?

Asked by scottish2 2 months ago

comments on blogs

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repea… (read more)

Posted comments on a blog (specifically Mail Online Peter Hitchen' Blog) frequently, but not always, fail to appear. Moderation can be excluded on the evidence that repeating the same comment later will sometimes succeed. Other people are clearly affected since there are sometimes complaints. I have the impression that comments made during 'office hours' are more likely to get through, but this by no means guarantees success. The problem seems to have got worse lately, though it was occassionaly evident from the beginning (3 or 4 months ago when I started to contribute).

 This could of course be entirely the fault of the blog side of the intercourse, but is there anything I can do on the hither side, as a user of Firefox, to mitigate or solve this problem?

Asked by longden 2 months ago

firefox 79.0 fails with "Exiting due to channel error." when PC is sleeping

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message … (read more)

After upgrading to firefox 79.0 for 32-bit debian linux (from firefox 78.0.2), I've noticed firefox now goes away when the PC is put to sleep and see this error message in logs (1 msg/tab):

   Exiting due to channel error.

Putting my PC to sleep means withdrawing the default route (so only devices on my local network are accessible) and running a screensaver.

Are there any suggestions for fixing this (minor) annoyance? It never happened with the previous firefox 78.0.2.

thanks!

Asked by em2jacks 2 months ago

Firefox always opens bhind other windows

When I open a new firefox browser, it always opens behind other windows on my PC. This just started happening yesterday for no apparent reason. Has anyone else run into … (read more)

When I open a new firefox browser, it always opens behind other windows on my PC. This just started happening yesterday for no apparent reason.

Has anyone else run into this and come up with a solution?

Asked by tasburath 2 months ago

Blogger video autoplay

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?auto… (read more)

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?autoplay=1 ..... at the end of the URL. I tried for days to get this to work and could not. I then tried another browser and poof it worked. What is there in Firefox that is not allowing this to work and is there a change I can make to allow it to work?

Asked by rsm6120 2 months ago

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Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297214] presented by the home page. In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks th… (read more)

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presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 2 months ago

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Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 2 months ago