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How to disable protection, or enable dark mode, for Firefox pages

I've always liked the Firefox New Tab page, with Pocket, and until today, DarkReader plugin has always worked. But now it says that it can't because the page is protecte… (read more)

I've always liked the Firefox New Tab page, with Pocket, and until today, DarkReader plugin has always worked. But now it says that it can't because the page is protected.

I tried the solution to use bookmarklets, suggested in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1350781, but it didn't have any effect (https://sanketmehta7.github.io/DarkMode-JS-BookMark/

If I can't find a solution, I'll just ditch Pocket, and use Google as my first page, or something. Or maybe ditch Firefox, which doesn't seem to think that dark mode is important. I don't like being blinded by the light.

Asked by Jeff Learman 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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how to allow redirects

I'm pretty sure Firefox behavior on redirects used to present an option to "allow for this site." But if it did, that is now gone. There is only "allow." It allows once, … (read more)

I'm pretty sure Firefox behavior on redirects used to present an option to "allow for this site." But if it did, that is now gone. There is only "allow." It allows once, and the next time you visit the same site, you have to allow again. And again. And again. Since one of these sites is the enrollment management system for my college, something I access literally hundreds of times each semester, this is fantastically annoying. I know how to turn off redirection altogether, but that seems like a blunderbuss solution. Most of the time, I like that warning. I just want to allow exceptions. Is there any way to do this?

Asked by pjcamp 6 months ago

Last reply by pjcamp 6 months ago

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Firefox says I am forbidden to enter a site

Firefox periodically says I am "forbidden" to enter my Kaiser website (KP.org). I know what Mozilla recommends as a fix, which is to clear data and cookies. But this crea… (read more)

Firefox periodically says I am "forbidden" to enter my Kaiser website (KP.org). I know what Mozilla recommends as a fix, which is to clear data and cookies. But this creates more problems because I have to re-enter passwords and other settings. This is a problem Mozilla's website reports has been occurring for YEARS! Why can't Mozilla/Firefox fix this? Please tell me there is a better way to fix this problem.

David Karp dkarpcal@gmail.com or cloverdavid@gmail.com

Asked by Cloverdavid 6 months ago

Answered by Cloverdavid 6 months ago

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Tabs Unexpectedly Opening in New Windows in Full-Screen Mode on MacOS

Hi firefox community, I am using Firefox version 127.0.2 as my main browser on MacOS Sonoma 14.5. For the past few months, when using Firefox in Mac's full-screen mode, … (read more)

Hi firefox community,

I am using Firefox version 127.0.2 as my main browser on MacOS Sonoma 14.5. For the past few months, when using Firefox in Mac's full-screen mode, I've been experiencing an issue where one of the multiple open tabs unexpectedly displays in a separate window the moment I click on it.

This behavior didn't occur previously, and I believe it started happening about 3 months ago. It doesn't happen every time, but occurs a few times a day when I least expect it, making it difficult to identify the specific conditions that trigger it. I use a Magic Trackpad, and after switching to full-screen using the three-finger gesture, the moment I try to activate a specific tab, that tab alone displays as a separate window in full-screen mode.

Is it possible that a Firefox version update has changed this behavior? If this is a Firefox issue, is there a way to capture debug logs to have the developers investigate it?

Alternatively, if there's an option to prevent tabs from opening in new separate windows, that would be an effective workaround. Could you please let me know if such an option exists?

Best regards,

Asked by ate.fleeced05 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Intrusive Bookmark side bar suddenly appeared

I see this is a known bug but this bookmark sidebar has suddenly started to appear on my desktop when ever I open Firefox and there seems to be no understandable method t… (read more)

I see this is a known bug but this bookmark sidebar has suddenly started to appear on my desktop when ever I open Firefox and there seems to be no understandable method to turn it off although there are several arcane techniques that require me to go to weird places and change the names of files. No indication of what the unintended consequences of that might be. Is this something you can fix? Will the next update. This is really frustrating. Help please. So to be sure, I do not consider the challenge of getting into the pants of a program to fix a bug to be fun, exciting, interesting, etc. This is a tool and my browser is acting up. That is a pain in the butt not an adventure.

Asked by jon130 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 121.0.1 (64-bit) invalid file format error on youtube upload

Hello Just to report Firefox 121.0.1 (64-bit) unable to upload any video formats on youtube and always having invalid video format error. I'm unable to upload even that … (read more)

Hello

Just to report Firefox 121.0.1 (64-bit) unable to upload any video formats on youtube and always having invalid video format error. I'm unable to upload even that videos what was already successfully uploaded some times ago. I using Microsoft Edge now to upload on youtube and it is fine with all my videos. Hope you can fix soon.

Asked by SNov 6 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 6 months ago

video codec may be failing on newer format?

I have noticed in the past few weeks or so, many video play backs are erroring out on google/news: Example: https://6abc.com/post/middle-schoolers-create-20-fake-tiktok-a… (read more)

I have noticed in the past few weeks or so, many video play backs are erroring out on google/news: Example: https://6abc.com/post/middle-schoolers-create-20-fake-tiktok-accounts-impersonating/15039963/


Message is: Media could not be loaded, either because server or network failed or because format is not supported.

IMO not a network issue......

Thanks John Hutchins

Asked by John P Hutchins 2 weeks ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 2 weeks ago

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Force use master password via mozilla.cfg or policies.json

I would like to force on users in my organization to protect their passwords by firefox master password. How to do that by modifaing mozilla.cfg or policies.json? Thank… (read more)

I would like to force on users in my organization to protect their passwords by firefox master password. How to do that by modifaing mozilla.cfg or policies.json?

Thank You

Asked by tomasz.myszkowski 6 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 6 months ago

New Computer but Bookmarks Not Synching

Got a new PC and loading all the software (ugh). I made Firefox my default browser and opened my Yahoo email. I tried synching the bookmarks and picked Sync Now but the… (read more)

Got a new PC and loading all the software (ugh). I made Firefox my default browser and opened my Yahoo email. I tried synching the bookmarks and picked Sync Now but the old bookmarks are not showing up. I still have a laptop with all the old bookmarks (from synching automatically). Can I export those to a thumb drive and bring into the new computer somehow? Do I risk losing my bookmarks on the laptop when I turn it on? Fred

Asked by pack489 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Logging into sites

I am on a MacBook Pro. I cannot log into my United.com account. I have discovered that I can't use other airline sites, either. Then I checked Costco and I can't log i… (read more)

I am on a MacBook Pro. I cannot log into my United.com account. I have discovered that I can't use other airline sites, either. Then I checked Costco and I can't log into my account there on Firefox. I can log into all accounts using Safari.

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Enhanced Tracking Protection Blocks x.com in Windows

I've added https://x.com as an exception site but it is still blocked. This is outright censorship which is something [edited] do. Tell me how to fix your browser s… (read more)

I've added https://x.com as an exception site but it is still blocked.

This is outright censorship which is something [edited] do.

Tell me how to fix your browser so I may access x.com again or I stop using Firefox forever.

Asked by Taco X 2 months ago

Last reply by Kiki 3 days ago

Fonts in Google Have Turned Japanese I Really Think So ... and more

A bit of background, I have been working on systems since the Commodore Vic 20, so I'm not 'new' or would typically be helpless as many are if they have system problems. … (read more)

A bit of background, I have been working on systems since the Commodore Vic 20, so I'm not 'new' or would typically be helpless as many are if they have system problems.

Over the last week I decided to format my Mac and re-install the operating system. I have a lot of graphics design that I will be doing for an unknown period of time. I have over the years collected many free fonts and I started installing them about 5 days ago. I don't believe my installing fonts wouldf have affected anything within Firefox, but Firefox is the only browser that I'm having this problem with. I checked Safari and google displays everything as it should as well; my graphics deisgn software forums are displaying fine. I have not used google for anything during the period that I was installing the fonts, so I don't know exactly when this started but yesterday I discovered it.

I tried going to the menu on the top right hand corner -> Help -> More Troubleshooting Info -> Refresh Firefox. I then went into MacCleaner Pro -> Clear Cache and Clear Purgable Data. Then restarted the machine. No change.

I then saved my passwords and bookmarks, then uninstalled Firefox using MacCleaner Pro and then went to Remove Remaining files.

Downloaded a new copy of Firefox and the problem still exists.

I tried changing the theme to others. Went to Settings -> General -> Language and Appearance. Set theme to dark, then back to automatic. Changed the main font from (Default) Times to Times New Roman and back to (Default Times) ... but still this problem exists...

Help... Please and thank you.

Asked by Br007 4z 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Br007 4z 1 week ago

Why Yandex has been added as "default" (and unchangeable) engine with Russian language as default (unchangeable) setting?

Hi all, In the past I was using Chrome and I have decided to move back to Firefox because I didn't like certain trends of that browser...now...the thing is...I like to us… (read more)

Hi all, In the past I was using Chrome and I have decided to move back to Firefox because I didn't like certain trends of that browser...now...the thing is...I like to use Yandex, but in Chrome -until a certain point- I was able to alter its settings to force default English language for it.

Firefox seems to have Yandex set as default...you cannot alter it and you cannot delete any of the default engines (i.e., because if it is loaded, you seem unable to try add it as custom search engine with your chosen parameters), but seems that the Mozilla developers had the brilliant idea to add it with the default settings...which is in Russian...

...and you look into Extensions and all the people writing extensions seemed to have the same idea...

Now...fine that Yandex is mostly for Russian people, but why English-speaking users to be forced with the default search in Russian and being completely denied any possibility to force the English language on Yandex (as it is fully possible if you were able to tweak the search parameters...but Firefox isn't allowing to do, because the only thing we have is a dumbed down interface with a list of search engines!)...

...alternatively...why not allow to force our favored language parameters to ALL search engines by default?

( That would mean that one could have Google, Bing or Yandex in a different language of our choice....but that change would need to be implemented on developer side...)

Asked by Skarm Ghelmaad 4 months ago

Last reply by Skarm Ghelmaad 4 months ago

Bookmarks in Application menu

Hi, firstly, I am not very technical so I will describe my issue as simply as I can. When I open my Application Menu (3 horizontal bars on the top right hand side of my … (read more)

Hi, firstly, I am not very technical so I will describe my issue as simply as I can. When I open my Application Menu (3 horizontal bars on the top right hand side of my screen, underneath the X) and click on the Bookmarks heading, there is a heading showing as Recent Bookmarks. This then lists bookmarks that I have used. As I do not want this list. How do I stop/get rid of this "Recent Bookmarks" heading &/or list. Thank you to anyone who can help (without a lot of jargon/computer speak).

Asked by kirstikate1 2 weeks ago

YOU BROKE IT...

I WAS JUST UPDATED TO THE LATEST AND "UMMM GREATEST?" VERSION... WHEN i GO TO MY FAV ONLINE SHOPPING SITE...I NOW HAVE TO DO IT THRU A PRIVATE WINDOW...WHAT A PAIN IN THE… (read more)

I WAS JUST UPDATED TO THE LATEST AND "UMMM GREATEST?" VERSION... WHEN i GO TO MY FAV ONLINE SHOPPING SITE...I NOW HAVE TO DO IT THRU A PRIVATE WINDOW...WHAT A PAIN IN THE BIG TOE..... wHY DID YOU BREAK IT?

MAKE IT GO BACK SO IT REMEMBERS WHO I AM AND i DONT HAVE TO TRY TO LOG IN...FOR SOME REASON NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES i LOG IN (IN A NORMAL PAGE) IT JUST ASKS AGAIN AND AGAIN... i SHOULD NOT HAVE TO OPEN A SEPARATE PRIVATE WINDOW EVERY TIME....

yOU BROKE IT NOW PLEASE FIX IT

Asked by Raymond Landolfi 2 weeks ago

Help stransfering my bookmarks

Hi, I just purchased a new laptop. I signed in under my firefox accounty using my email and none of my history transfered over. I can see it on my phone extensions of f… (read more)

Hi,

I just purchased a new laptop. I signed in under my firefox accounty using my email and none of my history transfered over. I can see it on my phone extensions of firefox. But its not on my laptop.

Asked by Brett.sanders 1 week ago