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How do I prevent a website like Drudgereport from automatically reloading?

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shif… (read more)

Sometimes my wifi connection is choppy (darn that microwave popcorn!) and I hate it when I'm in the middle of reading the links in Drudge and it reloads....sometimes shifting the layout a bit or just hanging while it waits for some adserver to respond.

Is there any way to stop this from happening? Tried Freezing the tab. And for some reason, firefox is not preventing this page from automatically reloading like it does others.

Any ideas?

Asked by dydx 10 years ago

Answered by TonyE 10 years ago

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How do I export "saved logons"?

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while … (read more)

Between two Win10 Home PCs, both used to have all my Saved Logons, but somehow one PC has dropped them all. Both PCs do use Firefox Sync between successfully, but while that synchronizes Bookmarks (& whatever else), evidently NOT "Saved Logons". So, isn't there some way to EXPORT all of them to a file, to then IMPORT them to my other PC? Incidentally, within Saved Logons, there is a button named IMPORT, but it's used is only for importing from 3 other designated browsers, and apparently on the self-same PC. Searching Firefox Support was a waste of time ... their 'results' are just wide nets of hundreds of irrelevant things, no matter how precise I attempt each search. Bad support job on self-help, Mozilla.

Asked by SFriedli 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Remove favicons?

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was as… (read more)

Is it possible to remove favicons from the Bookmark Tool bar and bookmark pulldown menus? It'd be a much cleaner look. Not entirely sure, but it looks like someone was asking a similar question here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1258765 If by any chance pasting his contact here reaches @jscher2000 perhaps he has some input. https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/user/jscher2000 Thanks!

Asked by Phin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Restrict which web sites can extensions run on

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website… (read more)

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website, I would allow add blocking on all sites but I would not allow extensions that access my data on ebay, paypal, gmail, etc. Is there a way to do this per extension and per web site?

Asked by dean.mustakinov 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox crashes on startup in MacOS Catalina beta 5

Crash id : bp-6cb73ec6-b0c0-4788-a4d6-ef0ed0190817 copied from "Crash Reports" folder. I get only the Report crash dialog everytime i click the firefox icon. Crash happ… (read more)

Crash id : bp-6cb73ec6-b0c0-4788-a4d6-ef0ed0190817 copied from "Crash Reports" folder. I get only the Report crash dialog everytime i click the firefox icon.

Crash happening for more than a week now ever since updated to Catalina beta 5. was using v68.0.1 , tried with previous version v67.0 and also beta version 69.0b, but the crash continues in all versions.

Asked by Friendtam 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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Drag and drop onto bookmark icon no longer works

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where e… (read more)

If I try to drag and drop a new bookmark onto the bookmark icon (the star with the line under it), it USED to open up Bookmarks and I could place the new bookmark where ever. That no longer works.

I CAN drag/drop into a folder on the menu bar but not into bookmarks directly.

Firefox 69.0b14 (64-bit) Windows 10

Asked by POffutt 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Firefox does not recognise a change in vpn status

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect … (read more)

Great FF does not recognise that the VPN has been turned off, no matter how many times it has been restarted. Whilst MS Edge and Chrome both work well. Trying to connect to sites that track the IP to tell if you are from the UK or not.

As an aside Troubleshooting Information: Automatically Add fails

Asked by mjward 2 years ago

Answered by mjward 2 years ago

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Sometimes Google and Youtube dont load: PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR

Every few days when i try to use Youtube or Google in Firefox i get the Error Message "Secure Connection Failed" and the Code "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". This is very annoyin… (read more)

Every few days when i try to use Youtube or Google in Firefox i get the Error Message "Secure Connection Failed" and the Code "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". This is very annoying and i did not find a way to fix this for me. The only workaround is using another browser. I have the Version 68.0.2

Asked by Philipp 2 years ago

Answered by Eldar Value 2 years ago

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External Page Jumps does not work properly in Firefox, how to fix this?

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Ch… (read more)

I have a site created through wordpress platform. I have used page jump (anchor) to redirect one of my links into a specific section from another page. Works fine with Chrome, IE and Microsoft Edge, except with Firefox. It redirects to the page but gone through the bottom of it rather than the specific section where it's suppose to land.

Asked by jcignoro 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Open external links in private-window

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\op… (read more)

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under

   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command 

If you change the -url in the command line to -private-window -- from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -private-window "%1"

-- then all external links launch in a private window.


jscher2000 in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1119073

This no longer works in FF 69. As soon as I modify "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL-F66A7FFE1BF331E2\shell\open\command", FF is detecting it and changes its status to "NOT your default browser".

I'd appreciate your help.

Asked by Yaron 2 years ago

Answered by Yaron 1 year ago

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The minimize button has disappeared; only the Close button is showing up. How do I get the minimize button back?

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, … (read more)

Normally, the Minimize, Close, and Restore buttons are visible in the upper right corner of the screen. Suddenly, only the Close button is there; I've refreshed Firefox, restarted the computer--nothing has helped.

Asked by belcantomd 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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How can I make add-ons visible in the browser? I now only see the general icon and can't start individual addons

I have several add-ons installed and I want to be able to start them up (of course). In the toolbar I added the add-ons icon, but when i click that it only gives me a lis… (read more)

I have several add-ons installed and I want to be able to start them up (of course). In the toolbar I added the add-ons icon, but when i click that it only gives me a list of installed add-ons. For instance it says that Enpass add-on is installed, but I can't see the add-on itself in teh toolbar and therefore can't start it up. I have tried everything i can think of, but nothing works. Please help!

Asked by xvisx 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How can I tell if Firefox has disabled DNS over HTTPS even if I have enabled it?

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvio… (read more)

Hello, I've recently read that Firefox can disable DNS over HTTPS even if I've set it be on. How can I tell if Firefox is using DNS over HTTPS? I can't see anything obvious in any of the About pages. I'm using the Portable Apps version of Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by madbilly 2 years ago

Answered by philipp 2 years ago

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Search bar on New Tab has moved to the top of the page

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png This started around no… (read more)

The search bar that used to be in the center of the page has suddenly moved to the top of the page in all new tabs: https://i.imgur.com/2f5VZjv.png

This started around noon today, and was not preceded by any updates or changes to Firefox or any of my addons, so far that I'm aware of.

How do I return the search bar to the center of the page?

Asked by tockity 2 years ago

Answered by tockity 2 years ago

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Firefox says that it is being managed by an organization, but this is my own computer, and when I click to see active policies there is nothing there.

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization.… (read more)

I've asked on Reddit but I haven't found a fix for this yet so I'm asking here. In the settings for Firefox it says that my browser is being managed by your organization. But it has no mention of any settings being restricted, and when I clicked the notification to check the policy the page was entirely empty. I also checked the Firefox program folder and there wasn't any sign of an Autoconfic file that I could notice. One user mentioned on Reddit that this issue is often caused by antivirus companies forcefully inserting their own SSL certs to intercept your encrypted traffic, he then suggested turning off "web scanning" but my antivirus (which I only use Malwarebytes and Windows Defender) already had them disabled. After doing some research on my own I found out that the antivirus Avast used to cause this issue, and I had uninstalled Avast a while back, so I figured that the reason that the policy wasn't there was because Avast was uninstalled, but, I never saw this notification before today. So if anybody can help me pinpoint what this is and how remove it would be much appreciated. But all I really want to know if is this is something that I should be worried about or is it simply a bug. Also one other question is why the top sites and search bar is really close to the address bar after the latest update. Is this just a design change? Or is this something I need to be concerned about? Because I didn't notice this on Firefox on my laptop. Thanks in advance.

Asked by Corn 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Firefox doesn't remember the size of the window

Hi! I'm using Firefox on my Mac. Last update. My problem is simple: when I close Firefox, it doesn't remember the last size of the window. So, for example, I normally use… (read more)

Hi! I'm using Firefox on my Mac. Last update. My problem is simple: when I close Firefox, it doesn't remember the last size of the window. So, for example, I normally use it on the full dimension of the screen (but not in full size: I'll post a picture to explain, because I'm not good with words hahah). Instead, when I relaunch it, it opens like in small size (I'll post a picture of that, too). Is there something that I can do? Thx.

Asked by danilo.derosa.dd 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number?

I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number? I have two PCs set up already with firefox accounts, I am logged into bot… (read more)

I just want to sync two windows PCs NOT a mobile phone, why do I need to enter a mobile number?

I have two PCs set up already with firefox accounts, I am logged into both accounts, the new computer imported my add ons but not my bookmarks or passwords and I cant sync them

Asked by disent 2 years ago

Answered by disent 2 years ago