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 2 months ago

What widget does Firefox use for directory selection for downloads under Manjaro/XFCE ?

Environment - Firefox 73.0.1 - Manjaro 19 - XFCE 4.14 - Thunar 1.8.12 When I try to download something, a directory selector resembling Thunar pops up, but it behaves wei… (read more)

Environment - Firefox 73.0.1 - Manjaro 19 - XFCE 4.14 - Thunar 1.8.12

When I try to download something, a directory selector resembling Thunar pops up, but it behaves weirdly in many aspects and is discrepant from the real Thunar.

For instance, in Thunar, typing a character locates the file or directory with a name that begins with that character, but in the directory selector of Firefox, it triggers some kind of fuzzy and recursive search.

I'm quite sure this is not a problem of Firefox itself, but does anyone know where is the best place to ask?

Asked by exprosic 3 months ago

desk top shortcuts not working unless I restart computer.

About every other day or so when I click on a desktop saved short cut icon to open it, it will not open happens a lot.If I restart my computer, all works just fine. This… (read more)

About every other day or so when I click on a desktop saved short cut icon to open it, it will not open happens a lot.If I restart my computer, all works just fine. This issue happens way to often, I can not find a solution.

Asked by jdcron 3 months ago

Since 73.0 on linux on monitors with hidpi all elements appears upscaled and blury

Since 73.0 or 72.x (about 2 weeks ago) on linux on monitors with hidpi many elements appears upscaled and blurry include canvas and images (not sure about images but they… (read more)

Since 73.0 or 72.x (about 2 weeks ago) on linux on monitors with hidpi many elements appears upscaled and blurry include canvas and images (not sure about images but they looks bigger than before, but canvas is upscaled 100% and very blurry). I have 2k monitor and fonts dpi=120. Possibly a bug or how to fix this? No such problem prior 72.0

Asked by vladimir.umnov 2 months ago

V73.0 for Win has a new & different behavior; Drag/drop of text in fields now moves the text, before, it copied it. Why & can I change this?

I am aware that I can hold down the Ctrl key when dragging text and the text will be copied, but I've never had to do that before this version. I forget to do it, which m… (read more)

I am aware that I can hold down the Ctrl key when dragging text and the text will be copied, but I've never had to do that before this version. I forget to do it, which messes up my fields of text. Is there a registry mod or something that I can change to revert this new behavior?

Asked by raferris 2 months ago

How to move Firefox to a new location on mac without losing settings?

With the update to permissions with APFS on mojave and catalina, users can not perform updates for firefox because it is owned by Root. I am looking into ways to move fi… (read more)

With the update to permissions with APFS on mojave and catalina, users can not perform updates for firefox because it is owned by Root. I am looking into ways to move firefox from root to the users' application folder without losing all preferences.

Asked by LB 2 months ago

Unable to log into website, immediately gives an error when navigating to it

My company has a site that asks you to log into your office 365 account every time you try to log on. This used to work but I may have adjusted the settings on my Nightly… (read more)

My company has a site that asks you to log into your office 365 account every time you try to log on. This used to work but I may have adjusted the settings on my Nightly and accidentally broke the login. I can get the login option on regular Firefox but when I try on nightly it gives me an error stack as if just denying the website to ask me.

Here is the URL: https://licensemgmt.sentryone.com/

If you get a Microsoft log in pop up it works for you, it doesn't even give me that option. What could be going on here?

Asked by usedtoliveonmars 2 months ago

How many minutes should it take for firefox to update passwords automatically across all devices with sync?

Sync is set up correctly between my iMac desktop and MacBook. I changed passwords this evening for a website on my mac desktop, but after several minutes the website sav… (read more)

Sync is set up correctly between my iMac desktop and MacBook. I changed passwords this evening for a website on my mac desktop, but after several minutes the website saved passwords on my MacBook had not updated yet. I refreshed the saved logins page on my MacBook several times, but no luck. I started with a new tab and checked the saved logins again but they still had not updated. I eventually went back to preferences, to sync, and selected sync now, at which time they updated instantly.

How many minutes should it take for Firefox to update passwords automatically on its own across all devices without manually having to select sync now? The help pages indicate that sync should update changes automatically when Firefox is open, but after 10 minutes that did not occur on its own. I have high-speed xfinity internet service with excellent wi-fi capabilities, so there was no problem on my end. Thank you.

Asked by youngjane 2 months ago

How to change firefox's cache location in the latest version of the app? (The old method doesn't work)

I want to change firefox's cache location to the parent directory. I did not install firefox in C drive. Since I have SSD, and it has an expiry date after a certain amoun… (read more)

I want to change firefox's cache location to the parent directory. I did not install firefox in C drive. Since I have SSD, and it has an expiry date after a certain amount of TBs data written so, I need to change the location of the cache to where I installed firefox permanently. The old method of adding new string doesn't work in the latest versions of firefox.

Asked by Blackhole 2 months ago

Can't change foreign(other then Eng) font display despite the appearance settings.

Hey everyone, So despite the setting changes on Languages and Appearances to choose designated fonts for a certain language, the (standard) font comes out weird. I think… (read more)

Hey everyone, So despite the setting changes on Languages and Appearances to choose designated fonts for a certain language, the (standard) font comes out weird.

I think I'm having the same issue as this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277075#answer-1293438

After reading through the thread I used the Chosen Solution's method to find out which font is messing up: ST Heiti SC Medium. Then I tried using MattP's method of adding Korean(the font im having trouble with) to the list of "Choose your preferred language for displaying pages", but nothing would change.

What should I do? How can I change the font or the parameter used for rendering?

PS - even the texts on the Tabs are displayed with the same ugly font.

Asked by tkg670 2 months ago

Getting "restricted video" error message when trying to play some, not all, YouTube videos. Play fine on Safari

I have upgraded to latest version of Mozilla but am getting the "video unavailable. this video is restricted" error message when trying to play some but not all You Tube… (read more)

I have upgraded to latest version of Mozilla but am getting the "video unavailable. this video is restricted" error message when trying to play some but not all You Tube videos. I have to copy and paste them in Safari in order to play them. THis is for an individual, private person, not a company so there is no administrator. Other posts have had this same problem but no one has provided an effective resolution or clear explanation as to why this is happening and how to resolve. I assume this is a Firefox issue since there is no problem playing the videos on another browser. Suggestions please

Asked by britrfr1907 2 months ago

When will the firefox printer settings be fixed to allow multiple printers to be used?

Install two printers. Set one to letter size, the other to 6x4 inches (like a label printer). Look at the settings in about:config to verify. Now print to the label pri… (read more)

Install two printers. Set one to letter size, the other to 6x4 inches (like a label printer). Look at the settings in about:config to verify. Now print to the label printer making sure it is set to 6x4 in prefs. The letter size printer is now printing in 6x4 inches - WTF? Look at about:config and you will see the settings have actually been changed for the letter size printer! THIS HAS BEEN BROKEN FOR YEARS. How the heck do you use two printers - like if you have to print labels and invoices if the setting change themselves whenever you print?

Asked by w0wie 2 months ago

Address bar autocomplete not working. History will not save and I've tried all the troubleshooting options I can find. What else can I do?

The autocomplete stopped working about a month ago. I've reinstalled, refreshed, run the task manager, looked for corrupt files... I can not get this to work again. Wha… (read more)

The autocomplete stopped working about a month ago. I've reinstalled, refreshed, run the task manager, looked for corrupt files... I can not get this to work again. What else can I do??

Asked by sandyal.en1 2 months ago

How do I restore my saved book marks?

Today I logged in and all of my saved tabs are gone. I signed into my account and all was blank as if the entire account had been deleted. I tried to sync but to no ava… (read more)

Today I logged in and all of my saved tabs are gone.

I signed into my account and all was blank as if the entire account had been deleted.

I tried to sync but to no avail.

How do I get the old tabs back?

Asked by christopher.m.sigler 2 months ago

I'm clicking the "sign in to sync" box but getting no response/action. about:preferences?entrypoint=menubar#sync

Mac OS 10.14.6, firefox 73.0.1. Created my Firefox (Sync) account yesterday on work computer, and edited my bookmarks. Now I'm trying to log in to Firefox Sync on laptop … (read more)

Mac OS 10.14.6, firefox 73.0.1. Created my Firefox (Sync) account yesterday on work computer, and edited my bookmarks. Now I'm trying to log in to Firefox Sync on laptop at home, but the "sign in to sync" button doesn't "do" anything or go anywhere. I tried "Tools: Sign in to Firefox" and it goes to the same page with that non-functioning button. I closed and re-opened Firefox; no go. I restarted the machine; not helpful. I was able to log in here, at this support site, but that didn't automatically log in me in Firefox as well; still not able to sign in. Thanks for any advice.

Asked by drjatgsu 2 months ago