Picture-in-picture: multiple simultaneous PiPs?

Is it possible to have several PiPs running simultaneously in separate 'windows'? The PiP view is actually really useful just for losing all the window decorations - pane… (read more)

Is it possible to have several PiPs running simultaneously in separate 'windows'?

The PiP view is actually really useful just for losing all the window decorations - panels, info/status/bookmark/title/tab bars etc.

It would be useful to be able to pop out two, three or more different videos (e.g. multiple youtube videos) to arrange them around the screen with optimal scaling/space usage to fit them all in.

Asked by None 6 days ago

Need current beta channel profile on release channel Firefox

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but … (read more)

I am trying to keep a work (Windows 10) and home computer (Mac/Mojave) in sync for my Firefox settings. I have long been on beta update channel at home (now 80.0b3) but work machine is locked down to release version only (not sure which one that is).

I get the following error when I try to sync or open a release channel version of Firefox

"You've launched an older version of Firefox.

Using an older version of Firefox can corrupt bookmarks and browsing history already saved to an existing Firefox profile. To protect your information, create a new profile for this version of Firefox."

This error dialog offers no options for 'override'.

I need my current user profile to work across platforms and on release channel. I have customizations that I cannot recreate because FF made it too hard to find out how to recreated long-ago and necessary modifications (like killing that bleeping 'throbbing' tab slider that I cannot cope with....and others I don't even know how to describe.

I don't care about bookmarks and browsing history--I never save history and I know how to export, save, and reimport bookmarks.

I care only about my about:config, userchrome and prefs.js and the like.

How can I get around this BUG?

And: am I the only one who thinks the throbbing slider on the loading tabs is the creation of the devil? I can't avoid getting distracted by it--the visual noise is intolerable especially in a work environment.

Asked by Foxfree99 6 days ago

Captcha

Whenever we encounter a Captcha on a site, Firefox does not display it so we can never make contact. Also, we use a site Duolingo for learning a language. It no longer wo… (read more)

Whenever we encounter a Captcha on a site, Firefox does not display it so we can never make contact. Also, we use a site Duolingo for learning a language. It no longer works with Firefox. It works fine with Safari. Can anyone help us in plain English? We are computer nerds.

Asked by alaskanaturally 5 days ago

Firefox Sync does not have anything saved

I had a laptop with a broken screen and needed repair. Before sending it in, I created a firefox account and synced everything (with the intent to be able to get my bookm… (read more)

I had a laptop with a broken screen and needed repair. Before sending it in, I created a firefox account and synced everything (with the intent to be able to get my bookmarks on a friend's desktop if needed while my laptop was in repair.)

I had only switched from chrome about six months ago, and had not made a firefox account until I was about to send it in for repair. I did not double check that this was working (beyond the fact that it synced successfully), nor did I connect a phone or other laptop, as I figured I would be getting mine back soon, and syncing things was just on the off chance I needed to get a bookmark in the week my laptop was away.

I was then told that the screen was not repairable, and that I would be getting the cost of the laptop as credit to buy a new one. NOT IDEAL. But I figured hey, I save all my files on an external anyways, can reinstall the programs I use, and can sync firefox and chrome to get my bookmarks and history back. None of my files/info was actually lost at this point.

So I did that. Got the new laptop, started reinstalling everything.

Downloaded firefox, logged in to my account to start the sync. It did not load a single bookmark, history, anything, although I had set it to save all of that, and made sure to sync and make sure everything was up-to-date before I sent my original laptop away.

So now I no longer have access to the original laptop, did not plan on this, and I can not manually export bookmarks to transfer them over. Synching firefox is my only hope for getting them back.

I've lost links to wedding planning, research articles, and several more things, and only now, when I started panicking about sync not restoring everything, have I been googling and finding articles warning that sync is should not be used as a backup.

Chrome, on the other hand, restored everything perfectly, but does not have any of the current bookmarks I'd needed and used in the past few months. Y'know, the most relevant ones I'd like to have.

What can I do now, and is there any even slight possibility someone behind the scenes as firefox can find my bookmarks/history saved on a server somewhere? I wasn't able to find a direct email or contact us form to fill out and ask.

Asked by Moose 5 days ago

"Open containing folder" opens at the file level itself, not the containing folder [Arch Linux, Firefox 79]

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file. Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the rig… (read more)

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file.

Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the right of the download file. the default file manager opens up then at the level just above the file downloaded. But, a few months ago, this stopped working: Clicking on "open containing folder" launches the file manager but directly at the level of the file: And this makes the file manager launches the file by the way with the default program.

Settings: Arch Linux, Firefox 79

Asked by gustavklopp 5 days ago

Photos not shown

Since last week, Firefox didn't show me pictures anymore from certain websites. What happened suddenly? How to repair? Please, I'm 81 years old, not familiar with compute… (read more)

Since last week, Firefox didn't show me pictures anymore from certain websites. What happened suddenly? How to repair? Please, I'm 81 years old, not familiar with computers and IT. Keep it simple. The best would be if the Firefox people would fix it for me from distance. Thank you!

Asked by birthai 5 days ago

Getting bombarded with spam

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Th… (read more)

Since yesterday, August 4, my Gmail acccount is getting bombarded with spam. Why is this happening and how can I stop it? I have put the strongest controls on Firefox. Thanks.

Asked by bsa428 5 days ago

Firefox Behavior with Mail Links

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or … (read more)

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or stays minimized), requiring a second click to bring FF forward/to full size.

When I click on a URL, I want to view that URL immediately, not requiring a second click How do I set Firefox to take center stage when called upon?

Help?

Asked by jmattix3 5 days ago

Searching firefox/mozilla web site using AND, not OR

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches. Specifically, I am trying to … (read more)

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches.

Specifically, I am trying to search for "PDF" AND "Search" -- for problems with finding things in PDF files. But the search, as performed, finds hundreds of pages with "PDF" OR "Search", so mostly irrelevant.

Asked by xyzzy 5 days ago

Default Page Permissions

I cannot find out how to set the Default Page Permissions that are show in View Page Info -> Permissions. All options have a Use Default checkbox, but nowhere to chang… (read more)

I cannot find out how to set the Default Page Permissions that are show in View Page Info -> Permissions. All options have a Use Default checkbox, but nowhere to change the default.

Yes, I understand changing the default behavior will cause problems.

Asked by mrroneinbox 5 days ago

menu language automatically changing to arabic

Hello, Good day. I am using firefox in windows 10. I have a peculiar issue of menu language automatically changing to arabic. I manually changed it many times but it chan… (read more)

Hello, Good day. I am using firefox in windows 10.

I have a peculiar issue of menu language automatically changing to arabic. I manually changed it many times but it changes back to Arabic often more than 10 time in the last 3 months.

Wondering if this is a bug or act of any malware or virus... or automatically changing based on region of use... but there is no option to choose / enable/ disable regional changing configuration.

Kindly advise how to prevent Firefox changing automatically to Arabic.

Thank you.

Asked by gsuryan1 4 days ago

Firefox not showing photographs when I search kijiji or eBay etc.

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as… (read more)

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as well - words but no pictures. Have been using Firefox for many years. Why is this happening now. Using iMac with Catalina latest version.

Asked by Zombateen 4 days ago

How to delete synced tab on other device?

I have alot of open tabs on mobile phone and want to view - and then delete - each of the tabs on my desktop because it's massively slowing down my mobile. I am able to … (read more)

I have alot of open tabs on mobile phone and want to view - and then delete - each of the tabs on my desktop because it's massively slowing down my mobile. I am able to open on my desktop the synced tabs - although I can only open them either one-by-one, or the entire lot of 1,000 of them - but cannot seem to delete singular ones or a few tabs at a time when are no longer needed. Is there a way to delete a synced tab individually from a connected device that's NOT the device where the tab is currently open/ originally saved? Thanks!

Asked by berie376 4 days ago

I have added photos to my top sites on Firefox, but everytime I close my browser the images go away and cannot be added again unless I reset Firefox. (The images for the default top sites are still available though.) How do I fix this?

I don't want to have to reconfigure my settings every time the pictures are gone. It seems silly but it just looks wrong to me and I like seeing the pictures so that I kn… (read more)

I don't want to have to reconfigure my settings every time the pictures are gone. It seems silly but it just looks wrong to me and I like seeing the pictures so that I know at a glance which top site is which. How can I fix this problem of my browser not displaying the images in the top sites correctly after closing the browser? Thank you!

Asked by arielyeungg 4 days ago

Ability to select network adapter to use?

Hi. I'm a user of OpenVPN which uses TAP (a virtual network adapter) to establish VPN connections. Sometimes I need to switch VPN on/off when browsing websites, but I did… (read more)

Hi. I'm a user of OpenVPN which uses TAP (a virtual network adapter) to establish VPN connections. Sometimes I need to switch VPN on/off when browsing websites, but I didn't find options like "select a network adapter to use" within Firefox. Currently the only solution is to connect/disconnect OpenVPN to switch VPN on/off, but it's quite inconvenient for me.

I've tried searching for add-ons about this, but a possible one named "FoxyProxy" has dropped this feature recently because of the changes about Firefox API, so I think my problem can be no longer solved by add-ons.

Any solutions to this? Can I have this feature provided by Firefox with updates if there isn't any workaround for now?

Asked by 2159687 4 days ago

Tab thumbnails blank on restoring session

All the thumbnails except for the starting page are blank when restarting the browser. I need to click on each and every tab to make the thumbnails show. Is there a way … (read more)

All the thumbnails except for the starting page are blank when restarting the browser. I need to click on each and every tab to make the thumbnails show.

Is there a way to change this? It drives me up the wall, especially when having to restart multiple times -which happens a lot due to several factors. I have vision problems and need the thumbs to show to find my way around quickly.

Thanks.

Asked by Grimtina 3 days ago