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Download manager is not showing all download history

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything ol… (read more)

My download library window used to display files well over a year old, everything I have saved since the last time I deleted all browser history. Recently, everything older than six months was no longer displayed. The files are still there, I just have to search for them. Now it no longer shows anything older than 4 months. "Show all history" does not work. Is there a way to restore that list?

Asked by foxfire87 6 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 years ago

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How do I export just ONE bookmark folder for copying to another computer?

I have multiple Bookmark folders. I want to export (and then import) just ONE of the folders to another computer. When I go through the EXPORT BOOKMARKS TO HTML proces… (read more)

I have multiple Bookmark folders. I want to export (and then import) just ONE of the folders to another computer.

When I go through the EXPORT BOOKMARKS TO HTML process the html document created contains ALL 18 FOLDERS even though at the time of creating the document, at the bottom of the export menu page in the "NAME" slot it showed just the name of the folder I wanted to export.

As far as I know there is no way to edit the html document to delete the unwanted folders. If there is, please share the information.

Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by Leah3 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I switch from just seeing words and links to seeing a webpage?

A web page for an insurance company I deal with has switched to just text and hyperlinks. I need to view it as a webpage. How do I switch back? It may have switched due… (read more)

A web page for an insurance company I deal with has switched to just text and hyperlinks. I need to view it as a webpage. How do I switch back?

It may have switched due to a slow connection, but I need to see it as a webpage.

Now the page and any links I follow only open as text and links. No other webpage does this.

I can't find any way to switch it back.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by kb3guz01 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Spell checker not working

Hi Guys and Girls, For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working. I have a new MacBook Pro and set… (read more)

Hi Guys and Girls,

For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working.

I have a new MacBook Pro and setup Firfox by installing it and siging in to sync.

The spell checker does not underline the words as I type here or in Google or WhatsApp Web.

Also when I right click no language opion appears.

I does work in Gmail for some weird reason.

After follwing a suggestion of installing an add-on dictionary and resarting Firefox, no change came about.

See attached for more...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by schalas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Yahoo intruded and set itself as default search, even though Google was and is still listed as default.

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click b… (read more)

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click browsers, but that didn't affect its unwanted function as default search. This began out of the blue several days ago, and I have no idea how. I dislike Yahoo in general and have not been on that site. I'm getting really frustrated!

Asked by hejsan13 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync not working

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem… (read more)

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem?

Asked by Pouryanno 2 years ago

Last reply by Dale 2 years ago

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Language and spell check

Language and Spell check options have disappeared from right-click drop-down menu for text editing, after I refreshed Firefox, as it was eating up battery life. Any idea … (read more)

Language and Spell check options have disappeared from right-click drop-down menu for text editing, after I refreshed Firefox, as it was eating up battery life. Any idea how to add these again to drop-down menu?

Asked by pghantous 2 years ago

Last reply by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

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Main Facebook page not loading properly, but login page works and it does work in incognito mode.

Hi, upon waking up this morning, found out my facebook is not loading properly. Did try clearing the cache and still issue persist. The login page works fine, but when lo… (read more)

Hi, upon waking up this morning, found out my facebook is not loading properly. Did try clearing the cache and still issue persist. The login page works fine, but when logged in, its just plain blank. Did try logging in on incognito mode and it works as it should be. Can anyone help?

Asked by verserkis 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Disable the stupid feature with browser closing by ctrl+q

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it… (read more)

Hi! Does anybody know how to disable browser closing by ctrl+q shortcut? It is too close to ctrl+w and sometimes I close the whole browser instead of one tab. Moreover it is really useless and stupid feature since I have alt+f4. Why I need another shortcut which do the same stuff? And why developers ignore this issue which was reported on several forums? I tried install extension which disable it but it doesn't work for me.

Asked by jenamax 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Changing the setting where delete button take you back a page

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I … (read more)

How do I change, or is there a way to stop the browser from going back a page when i press delete too many times on a box or I haven't managed to click where I thought I had?

Asked by Vw 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox spellchecker won't work, dispite having the dictionary installed.

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrj… (read more)

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrjdjd as being misspelled. It's really annoying. It doesn't seem to be able to detect text boxes - even this one. There is no option to enable it with right click.

Asked by pjblackmoore 2 years ago

Last reply by Peter Spa Pan 1 year ago

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Firefox will forget setting to open PDF files with Foxit Reader

I use Firefox 82.0.2 (64-Bit) on Windows 10 and Foxit Reader 10.0.1.35811 for reading PDF files. In the FF settings I set the handling of PDF documents to "Open with Foxi… (read more)

I use Firefox 82.0.2 (64-Bit) on Windows 10 and Foxit Reader 10.0.1.35811 for reading PDF files. In the FF settings I set the handling of PDF documents to "Open with Foxit Reader 10.0". Once I have done that and click on a PDF file I will be asked what to do with the PDF and I confirm again to open it with Foxit.

That usually works for the moment but FF will always forget this setting again. I have configured FF to use Foxit at least five times over the last days days. But the next day FF will just download the PDF file again and do nothing with it (not even ask me what to do with it).

Any help is much appreciated.

Asked by surfguard 2 years ago

Last reply by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 year ago

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Gmail will not load in Firefox. Started a few weeks ago

Since about a week or so ago late October or early November 2020, Gmail will not load in Firefox. I began having this problem about a week ago. Sometime in October or ea… (read more)

Since about a week or so ago late October or early November 2020, Gmail will not load in Firefox.

I began having this problem about a week ago. Sometime in October or early November of 2020. Gmail will not load in Firefox. Clearing cookies and all cache, works one time. Then it starts all over. Resting also works, just once. This is a giant PITA. I have to reset or clear the cache every time I use Firefox or Gmail won't load. It works fine on all other browsers. If I want to use Firefox for Gmail, I have to reset it or clear it every time I start Firefox. I have to go back to Chrome to use my Gmail.

Bob

Asked by chirpus57 2 years ago

Last reply by rcraincrow 1 year ago

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Sync - data lost - strategy to restore data wanted

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of th… (read more)

I have used sync for long on several devices and different operating systems (Win 7, Win 10, IOS) in parallel. Most interesting and useful is for me synchronisation of the toolbars with Bookmarks. It worked fine up to today. Today I opened Firefox and found my bookmarks as they were about two years ago. Oops... so I tried to synchronize but failed. No changes were applied to my bookmarks. I assume, my bookmarks are also being stored on several other devices I used for Firefox. However the newest sinchronization on the mozilla server does not contain the accurate valuable data. How can I manage to save sync data from a destinct device to the sync server and determine that as the current data set to be valid for synchronization with all my other devices? In other words: set the direction for synchronization. I did not find this option on my current (82.0.3 (64-Bit)) installation. Could anybody help me? Thanks Juergen

Asked by Hanofahrer 2 years ago

Last reply by Kris 1 year ago