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no history ===> add-ons don't work anymore (Firefox 75.0)

I discovered by coincidence that the add-ons are disabled if you choose never to save history in the Tools / Options menu. That cannot be the intention! Is this a bug? Pr… (read more)

I discovered by coincidence that the add-ons are disabled if you choose never to save history in the Tools / Options menu. That cannot be the intention! Is this a bug?

Previously, Firefox had the option of clearing history on exit while the add-ons were still working, which I think is a much better option! (Or is this option still available? I can not find him.)

Asked by Aventurijn 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Addon Compatibility?

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in… (read more)

Just a thought. I had a Complete Theme that I really liked called Silvermel. With the latest updates it is no longer compatible with Firefox. I went to Complete Themes in Firefox Addons to see if I could find something else I liked and found that 95% of them are not compatible. It isn't as bad with my other addons as with Complete Themes but I still loose the use of 1 or 2 addons when Firefox is updated.

Firefox is always talking about how customizable they are and then their advances render it less so. Improving things to the point where you are dis-improving them it is counterproductive. Would you ask the Firefox developers not the change the things that addons need to be usable? If they can't do that then they shouldn't update it. Thank you!

Asked by br.louis 4 years ago

Answered by Mark Schmidt 4 years ago

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Open a IE window from parent page launched using Firefox

We have an application that was integrated with several other legacy applications in the organization. We started upgrading our application to HTML 5 standards to make it… (read more)

We have an application that was integrated with several other legacy applications in the organization. We started upgrading our application to HTML 5 standards to make it work with all modern browsers such as Firefox, Chrome and Edge. Now the problem is that, our application has redirect links to 3 to 5 legacy applications that were coded for IE 7 and no where in the migration path. When the users click on these links while working on our application, Firefox opens a blank page, making them as blockers for our application uplift. 1) is there a way to force a link to open in IE while the parent page is launched using Firefox ? I have seen this link : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/43615678/force-a-link-in-i-e-to-open-in-firefox , but this is for the opposite requirement...open Firefox from IE. 2) how do you run applications requiring .cab files on Firefox ? if there is an answer for this, we don't need to worry about #1.

Thanks.

Asked by Ravix5 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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Browser doesn't remember what screen (on triple screens) it closed from ... always opens on screen 1 and I want it to open on screen two. How do I do this?

I am on Windows 10. Newest updated version. I use ver 59.0.3. Previous to this update FF would open on screen two every time. I'm looking for a way to open on # two scree… (read more)

I am on Windows 10. Newest updated version.

I use ver 59.0.3. Previous to this update FF would open on screen two every time.

I'm looking for a way to open on # two screen.

Asked by CRReid 2 years ago

Answered by CRReid 2 years ago

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How do I delete default items in the Bookmarks menu?

I want to delete some fixed items from the bookmarks menu e.g. Show all bookmarks, other bookmarks etc.. I found some css that was supposed to do it but it does not work.… (read more)

I want to delete some fixed items from the bookmarks menu e.g. Show all bookmarks, other bookmarks etc.. I found some css that was supposed to do it but it does not work.

Asked by HeyMr.DJ 1 year ago

Answered by HeyMr.DJ 1 year ago

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My addons doesn't show up in the top right bar

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work… (read more)

Basically i noticed that whenever i installed adblock or any other addons they don't show up in the top right bar as icon and even if i have them enabled they do not work, i searched a bit and it seems to be an old issue that was present with some older version of firefox, is somebody currently experiecing this?

Asked by dddcod5 4 months ago

Answered by dddcod5 4 months ago

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The erasing key not working to go history back -1

Hello, i started using Linux (Debian stretch) and after a few days i realized that in Firefox (63.0.1 64bit) can no longer use the deleting key (not "Delete", but one tha… (read more)

Hello, i started using Linux (Debian stretch) and after a few days i realized that in Firefox (63.0.1 64bit) can no longer use the deleting key (not "Delete", but one that is used to erase text from right to left) to go back in history on a tab. I found i can use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+right arrow, but this one is much less handy than single key which i am missing.

Second problem is that when i click back button by mouse, then it do not scroll the page to the spot where i was, but the scrollbar is on the top of the page which is not convenient.

These two things seems like a small issue, but it making quick browsing uneasy. Please how to fix these issues?

--- Yes, in about:config, i had to set "browser.backspace_action " to be "0", unsure why on Linux they do it differently.

Asked by #367259 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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On starting Firefox I get 2 homepages instead of one

I am using Firefox version 68.0.1 on my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04LTS. Browser is Google.uk Every time I start Firefox it gives two homepages instead of one. This means if … (read more)

I am using Firefox version 68.0.1 on my laptop with Ubuntu 18.04LTS. Browser is Google.uk Every time I start Firefox it gives two homepages instead of one. This means if I start typing something too quickly - some of the type goes on the first homepage and some on the second ! I find this very annoying.

Asked by mgs1 9 months ago

Answered by mgs1 9 months ago

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[Solved] Cannot select text in address bar

Hello, I have a new install of Firefox 65 on Xubuntu 18.04. Very frustratingly, I cannot select any text in the address bar, for instance to type a new web address. This … (read more)

Hello, I have a new install of Firefox 65 on Xubuntu 18.04. Very frustratingly, I cannot select any text in the address bar, for instance to type a new web address. This applies to both:

-- trying to click or double-click; nothing happens; --also, dragging the mouse to select text has no effect.

I CAN place the mouse at the end of the text, backspace and erase text, and retype a new address, but this is laborious.

I have tried restarting in safe mode: the problem still exists in safe mode.

I tried installing a different browser to see if that one would have the same problems: it did not.

Any ideas? This is clearly not normal behavior and makes firefox very difficult to use. Any help is much appreciated!

Asked by subsub 1 year ago

Answered by subsub 1 year ago

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How can I change (remove, ideally) the shortcut for 'Undo Close Tab"?

I already use the shortcut for "Undo Close Tab" (Cmd-Shft-T) for something else. I NEVER want to "Undo Close Tab". How can I remove this shortcut in Firefox? If that's i… (read more)

I already use the shortcut for "Undo Close Tab" (Cmd-Shft-T) for something else.

I NEVER want to "Undo Close Tab".

How can I remove this shortcut in Firefox? If that's impossible, can I at least change it to something else?

Mac OS X 10.12.6, Firefox 60.0.2

Thanks!

Asked by M_ichel1234 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Is there any likelyhood that Applets will be re-introduced?

Hi all; apologies for the long post. All of the major browsers recently dumped applets or intend to, including Firefox. I have spent the last five years developing a rank… (read more)

Hi all; apologies for the long post.

All of the major browsers recently dumped applets or intend to, including Firefox. I have spent the last five years developing a ranking engine web site and software based around a 64,839 line Applet that needs to pass customised ranking criteria back to the server once the user has finished modifying the preset criteria to their needs (the ranking criteria is stored as graphs).

Web Start is simply not going to do the job and its too big a project to start from scratch and rebuild it in something else. The whole project, including test data SQL code is over 234,000 lines of code and was due to be launched in March next year. Seriously, they could not have picked a worse time to dump Applets.

The following is a bit of an overview of the engine. Please; to any Mozilla staff reading this, this engine is well worth supporting...

Even if just one browser supported Applets, I could convince people to switch browsers. This technology will change the web and computing like no other, and will attract a lot of users, so I would please ask that Mozilla consider reinstating the option of running Applets. The web site is only a product ranking engine for retail products at present, but will expand into other areas at a latter date. It can capture a knowledgeable expert's ranking knowledge, for virtually any retail product, and then make it available for anyone to use at the click of a button.

The engine is based on an abstract theory for how the human brain uses neural networks to rank things for us. The engine is capable of ranking pretty much anything the human brain can rank. Like the human brain, it is capable of ranking entities that have absolutely no attributes in common within the ranking criteria (I'm not really sure what that can be used for yet). It can also use any attribute, that the brain uses to rank things, for which we have no formal system of measurements. This is possible through the use of graphs to capture, edit and store the ranking criteria. Essentially, if an entity type has describable attributes, then it can be ranked by this engine.

If the user is always willing to accept the highest ranked entity, then it can be used to capture a large number of decision processes which use ranking of a set of options, and which do not make use of the imagination. It can then accurately emulate that decision process. This technology will allow Robotics, AI and Software Agents to make a large number of decisions the way that we do.

This theory is part of a wider theory for how the human brain generates most all emotions and feelings, including those for interactions and the Ego, using neural networks. This theory was developed over a period of 17 years. The ranking engine was merely a byproduct of this work.

This is no pie in the sky theory, the engine has been fully functional for over two years, and is currently ranking 1225 digital cameras using 89 attributes. It is only the background administration of the web site that needs finishing. I also have an Australian Provisional Patent "METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RANKING ENTITIES - AU2016900828" (http://www.ipaustralia.com.au/applicant/wegner-ronald-robert/patents/AU2016900828/). My patent attorney firm, Spruson & Ferguson based in Sydney Australia, would never allow a hoax to tarnish their reputation.

If anyone at Mozilla is reading this, please consider keeping the option of Applets!

Kind Regards, Robbie Wegner

Asked by Robbie62 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Why are add-on user reviews being deleted?

I've seen some rumors as to why 1-star and 2-star reviews have been being deleted on the pages of add-ons such as Adblock Plus: the most notable ones being that either th… (read more)

I've seen some rumors as to why 1-star and 2-star reviews have been being deleted on the pages of add-ons such as Adblock Plus: the most notable ones being that either the developers themselves somehow have the ability to delete these reviews, or some random people have been simply flagging them all for deletion and whoever is reviewing these deletion requests is simply complying (if so, then they seem to be using rather lax criteria).

Either way, I haven't seen official responses regarding this odd occurrence, from either developers or Mozilla. It's rather hard to trust anything that has all of its negative reviews deleted with no explanation, so I think this needs to be addressed.

(I would also like to know if I posted this question to the correct place. It's not about Mozilla Firefox itself, but it is about something integral to the Firefox experience.)

Asked by DoubleATam 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Javascript client to control loT

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to pro… (read more)

We would like to create a JavaScript framework for Motor control to use FireFox as a client, We develop our embedded Web Server via Ethernet 100-1000T and we want to provide our customers a JavaScript Solution trough Firefox I ) How we can add a Client Java Script Framework to Firefox, trough a TCP/IP LAN Ethernet. 2) IF we develop in C-C++ a dll or library ( we will support for Windows , MAC OS, Linux and Android ) that trough FireFox we can connect to our embedded rmv_Tasker (Web Server ). Regards Albert Tello

Asked by Albert 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Need to activate Java plug-in on an appliance with locked UI and no internet access.

This scenario is on an appliance with a locked UI and no internet access. This scenario is not on the laptop. Background info: - Linux embedded system - Firefox browser … (read more)

This scenario is on an appliance with a locked UI and no internet access. This scenario is not on the laptop.

Background info: - Linux embedded system - Firefox browser is being used to for local console display connecting to local web server on the appliance - Since this is an embedded appliance, there is no guarantee that an internet connection is available - Options have been set on the Firefox browser so that the end user does not have access to the Add-ons menu. Referred to as "kiosk" mode.

The scenario is to enable and allow Java on the browser.

Typically, on a laptop, the Java plug-in can be activated by navigating to http://www.java.com/en/download/testjava.jsp. The user is prompted to activate the Java plug-in.

On this embedded appliance, there is no internet connection available, and the user does not have access to the Add-ons menu.

Is there a scripted method to perform the same steps? Activating Java creates a copy of the pluginreg.dat, but there are other settings that are required to completely activate the Java plug-in. Are there preferences that can be set, or other scripts run to perform this action for this scenario on an embedded appliance running Linux?

Thanks for any info.

Asked by JLT123 3 years ago

Answered by JLT123 3 years ago

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List of Addons not visible after Firefox update

My Addons are working okay, however when I look at the about:addons page the list only shows blank spaces where addons should be, only a blue highlight shows if I click o… (read more)

My Addons are working okay, however when I look at the about:addons page the list only shows blank spaces where addons should be, only a blue highlight shows if I click on each addon.

This is the same for my Plugins and Themes.

I have tried deleting some files in my profile as suggested by others on here with similar problems but none work.

Asked by Richchad 1 year ago

Answered by Richchad 1 year ago

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How can I send a downloaded file to a batch file?

I know how to send a file to a certain application with FF. I also know how to change those settings. The problem is: when I choose a helper application I can only choose… (read more)

I know how to send a file to a certain application with FF. I also know how to change those settings. The problem is: when I choose a helper application I can only choose between .com and .exe files but I need to send this file to a good old batch file with extension .bat.

Is this possible and how?

(Using FF 52.6.0 32bit on a Win7pro 64bit machine)

Daniel

Asked by DOCSISsy 2 years ago

Answered by DOCSISsy 2 years ago