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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 1 year ago

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Sound Cracks on Pausing-Unpausing a Video on Any Webpage

Hi, Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happe… (read more)

Hi,

Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happens when I unpause, jump backward or forward in the video. If I mute the sound of the video and try to pause/unpause, there is no problem.

I checked the same situation with other browsers. There are no problems with them.

I hope there is a solution to this.

Thanks.

Asked by ersoyci 1 year ago

Media keys not working on Firefox browser

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek b… (read more)

Media keys are not working on Firefox though they're working just fine on Chrome. I can pause playing media in an active tab only with space. I'm unable to use the seek back, forward and pause buttons. It's kind of annoying that I have to open the background tab where the media is playing and pause it with space or my mouse when I could simply hit the pause button while working. I've tried disabling and re-enabling media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled in about:config but nothing happened :( Thanks.

Asked by soapmuncher 2 months ago

How to disable mDNS in Firefox?

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Addre… (read more)

On Linux, when running: sudo netstat -lnp

I get the following output: Active Internet connections (only servers) Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State PID/Program name udp 0 0 0.0.0.0:5353 0.0.0.0:* 2436/firefox

I see that Firefox listens on UDP port 5353 (mDNS). I do not like that, since the computer has public IP address. I tried to look for ways how to disable mDNS in Firefox, without any luck.

Please could anyone advise how to disable mDNS in Firefox?

Asked by GoodMirek 2 months ago

Firefox redirects my local virtual server website url to an external url

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like: … (read more)

I am a web developer who makes websites on my local work station. I use XAMPP (Apache & PHP) on Windows. I edit my Windows hosts file to include server aliases like:

127.0.0.12 pierremarketinggroup

...and then I add a virtual server to the Apache httpd.conf file, so that when I type:

http://pierremarketinggroup/

...in my address bar, it will take me to the local website on my workstation hard drive.

This has been working for years on Firefox, but now, after upgrading to PHP 8 in XAMPP and some fiddling around, Firefox no longer respects the local domain, but instead will redirect me to

https://www.pierremarketinggroup.com

...which doesn't exist, yet.

Firefox does the same thing with all my local, virtual domains. Chrome, Edge, and other web browsers continue to work normally, so I know my Apache and Windows hosts settings are correct.

What I have tried: - Cleared content cache, restarted Firefox. Didn't fix the problem. - "Refresh" Firefox. I think this was a mistake, as I lost all my logins, but too late now. Even so, it didn't fix the problem. I type the local address into address bar, and Firefox doesn't read it, or doesn't look up the local domain, or I don't know what.

I used to be able to fix the problem by going to Privacy & Security -> Cookies and Site Data -> Clear Data -> check Cached Web Content -> Clear, and that would usually fix the problem. Now it doesn't fix the problem.

How do I force Firefox to look up the domain on my local machine, instead of redirecting me to an external (and usually unrelated) url?

Asked by gregory.george.lewis 2 months ago

Copying text from the URL bar which is NOT the URL actually only copies the url

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to… (read more)

This probably seems like a silly gripe, but when copy-pasting text, say from a website into a Google Doc, I used to often paste it into the URL bar first, then copy it to paste into my Doc, because that was a quick easy way to remove formatting from the texts (hyperlinks, bold, etc.).

At some point relatively recently, this changed. Now when I paste a chunk of text into the URL bar and either cut or copy it from there, what I get when I paste it is just the URL of the page I'm on. The text I'd pasted into the URL bar might STILL BE THERE when I hit ctl+C and ctl+V but what gets pasted is the URL of the page that actually is nowhere to be seen. Is there a way around this or do I just have to take longer to remove formatting from pasted text now? Thank you for any info!

Asked by iamnotian 2 months ago

transfer bookmark to new PC

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop als… (read more)

Not all bookmarks were transferred to my new PC with Sync, only the ones on the bookmark toolbar. I have lots of other bookmarks. I exported them from my old laptop also (html file), but that hasn't worked either. What should I do?

Asked by nancyleedecatur 2 months ago

HiDPI Screenshots Too Big

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800. I've tried messing around with the se… (read more)

I regularly capture screenshots of pages at 1440 x 900 on a 5K iMac. When I paste these images somewhere they appear as 2880 x 1800.

I've tried messing around with the settings, but can't seem to find a way to make the final image 1440 x 900. Setting the DPR only seems to work if it's at 2. If it's at 1, the screen shot is the right dimension, but is missing 75% of the image.

Even though I'm on a HiDPI screen, I would love to be able to capture a 1440 x 900 screen and have the image actually end up being 1440 x 900. Is there a trick to this?

Asked by christian_mills 2 months ago

78.15 ESR will force you to update?

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2. Never s… (read more)

On the release notes of 78.15 is states: This is the final planned ESR78 release. Eligible users will be automatically updated to the ESR91 release on November 2.

Never saw this kind of text from mozilla before. Does this mean that unlike previous versions, 78.15 will no longer give you the option to decline automatic updates?

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.15.0/releasenotes/

Asked by kvcfsqgu 2 months ago

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab. (Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windo… (read more)

Need help to set duckduckgo as default for all tab.

(Ctrl+Shift+A) > Extensions , here i am not able to find the override option. My Firefox Version is 93.0 X64 (windows 10 home X 64) 

I tried to see if i can update firefox but it says already is updated.

Please help!

Asked by subhashishchatterjee100 2 months ago

Won't play YouTube audio

I'm bringing a problem, but I'm also bringing a solution. At least the solution that worked for me. There are at least a couple Mozilla threads on this, but they didn't s… (read more)

I'm bringing a problem, but I'm also bringing a solution. At least the solution that worked for me.

There are at least a couple Mozilla threads on this, but they didn't solve my problem.

If you have no audio in YouTube, or some particular Firefox tab, go up to the specific tab that you're not getting audio in.

As you move the mouse to the Red play button which is YouTube's logo, if my fix is the right fix for your particular lack of sound, you will see it turn to a Muted speaker icon. Left-click that muted speaker so that it unmutes!

To reiterate, evidently Firefox has the ability to mute or not mute a single tab! Also, you may see the word MUTED in the area immediately below and to the right of the Red play button, helping you to know what's going on. The thing is, the Muted speaker icon ONLY appears if you've Mouse'd over it, which I think is suspect programming.

Asked by gaines.rob 2 months ago

Firefox dropdown menus and toolbar popups inconsistently work

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at … (read more)

Both drop-down menus (e.g., the drop-down for "Which topic best describes your question?") and popup menus for add-ons in the bookmark bars work inconsistently or not at all. The right-click menu and the 3-bar menu often fail to work on the first few tries, but eventually open. (And in the case of the 3-bar menu, it often opens without certain options, like "Settings," "More tools," and "Help," though these usually appear after waiting a few seconds.) Other menus, like drop-down menus on website or several pop-ups for addons, don't work at all, no matter how many times I try.

The issue isn't solved by starting in Troubleshooting mode (insofar as they can be reproduced -- some things, like the add-on popups, can't be since the add-ons are disabled) or by clearing the cache.

I'm running Firefox Nightly 95.0a1 (2021-10-06) (64-bit) on Arch Linux, though the same issue seems to affect Firefox 93.0.

Thanks very much in advance for any help.

Asked by raghav1 2 months ago

Printing with HP Envy 7640 pages print 2 inches to the right no matter how I set margins?

I am trying to print some pages from within my Firefox browser which is updated daily.And no matter what settings I choose for page width, margins, orientation or scale/f… (read more)

I am trying to print some pages from within my Firefox browser which is updated daily.And no matter what settings I choose for page width, margins, orientation or scale/fit to page the pages print way to the right and half the information is not printed. This happens when I choose to print the whole pages as well as when I choose to print my selection. I went to the new about support page (which I hate as I cannot change settings like I used to be able to change them) and I cleared the printer settings as was suggested in the Firefox help section and that had no affect/effect on the printing issue. I have wasted half a ream of paper trying to figure out how to deal with this on my own and have just filled my trash receptacle! Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated. And you could throw in (if you like) a tip on how to change settings in the new about: support/config pages) Thanks very very much!

Asked by MrBeepa 2 months ago

secondary email address doesn't display.

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already… (read more)

I added a secondary email address, but it doesn't display. After waiting several days, I tried adding again, but it wasn't accepted with the message email address already exists. It still doesn't display. I have reviewed the on-line instructions and followed them precisely. The instructions do not cover this issue.

Any suggestions or assistance appreciated.

Asked by Henry D 2 months ago

Add ons.

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to … (read more)

Hello, I uploaded a Add on Theme, It says Firefox Browser Add-ons and it says " Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." What do i do? The link to it is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/mix-of-colours/

Asked by masonjlee2809 2 months ago

Send telephone number/link to Android

Using FF on Mac and have an Android phone. In Chrome I am able to click on a linked phone number and send it to my phone to make a call instead of opening an app on my Ma… (read more)

Using FF on Mac and have an Android phone. In Chrome I am able to click on a linked phone number and send it to my phone to make a call instead of opening an app on my Mac like FaceTime. Is there a way to send the phone number to my Android from FF?

Asked by ikeeki320 2 months ago