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Once in a while when I start Firefox, my extension data, layout, and home page settings are wiped

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to … (read more)

It usually happens when I start firefox after restarting or signing into my Windows 10 device, fortunately nothing important is lost with this data, but it's annoying to have to deal with. is there any way to stop this from happening or anything I can do once it happens?

Asked by Yousuf 1 week ago

Last reply by Yousuf 5 days ago

Blogger video autoplay

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?auto… (read more)

I have a blog on blogger.com. There is a feature with HTML code where once going onto a site have a video or audio autoplay video and/or music. The code is ......  ?autoplay=1 ..... at the end of the URL. I tried for days to get this to work and could not. I then tried another browser and poof it worked. What is there in Firefox that is not allowing this to work and is there a change I can make to allow it to work?

Asked by rsm6120 6 days ago

Multi-account containers opening multiple tabs when clicking YouTube link from Duck Duck Go search

Issue: After searching on Duck Duck Go ("test video") and clicking a link for a YouTube video the link opens in a new tab, but multiple tabs of the same page are opened. … (read more)

Issue: After searching on Duck Duck Go ("test video") and clicking a link for a YouTube video the link opens in a new tab, but multiple tabs of the same page are opened. It is usually 2-3 tabs each time.

My Set Up: I opened YouTube and assigned it to open in a specified container. Not currently logged in to YouTube/Google services. I am running a fresh install of Firefox 79 on Windows 10. Everything is up to date as far as I can tell.

What I've Tried: I was trying to troubleshoot last night using refresh and ended up doing a complete reinstall this morning, including a deletion/recreation of Firefox account.

Intended Behavior: When clicking on a YouTube link from a tab not assigned to a container, I want it to open a (one single) new tab in the container that Google services are assigned to.

Any idea how to fix this behavior?

Asked by Kyle 1 week ago

Last reply by Kyle 1 week ago

Animated tab moving

So I've decided to give Firefox a try since chrome was eating up my ram and I like it so far except for when you're moving the tabs from another window to another one and… (read more)

So I've decided to give Firefox a try since chrome was eating up my ram and I like it so far except for when you're moving the tabs from another window to another one and to make this easier I'll provide two pictures of what im talking about so I'm wondering if I can move tabs like google on firefox?

Asked by ThimSTR 6 days ago

Cannot play local swf files [linux]

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what … (read more)

I made a new profile and was able to re-create the same bug in safe mode just to be sure. Anytime I try to open a swf file, firefox will not open it but instead ask what I should do with the file, over and over again. I have properly installed flash in the $MOZ_PLUGIN_PATH directory that firefox looks for; if I go to the plugins section, it shows adobe flash. I also have the ability to play flash files on websites, just not locally. On the profile I'm using to reproduce the error, the http_https_only tag in about:config is set to 'false', so [[this|https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1172126]] is irrelevant. I made sure that firefox is indeed what is set to open these types of files via the xdg specifications that firefox searches for when looking what to open a file with via xdg-mime (firefox uses xdg-open on the linux version to see what to open with): xdg-mime default firefox.desktop application/x-shockwave-flash In $HOME/.config/mimeapps.list, it is properly listed in the line applications/x-shockwave-flash=firefox.desktop Firefox does have a .desktop file setup in /usr/share/applications, and xdg-mime does recognize firefox as the app to open swf files. I am able to open other types of files locally such as videos. Going to about:preferences and setting firefox to open swf files makes an infinite loop of firefox opening new tabs that must be then terminated. I'm not sure if an update broke firefox, as I was previously able to open local swf files. Thanks.

Asked by Amber 6 days ago

Last reply by Amber 6 days ago

email settings

I have one main email address plus several others. Usually when I log on to Thunderbird all the four email adresses, each with with its own set of subfolders appears on t… (read more)

I have one main email address plus several others. Usually when I log on to Thunderbird all the four email adresses, each with with its own set of subfolders appears on the opening Thunderbird screen on a vertical panel on the left. I can then click on to any of the four and see their incoming and sent messages. This has worked well for some years.

Yesterday, for no reason I can think of, only the main email (with its subfolders) appears. I cannot make the others re-appear, although I know they received emails in the last few hours.

Please help Dumbfounded

Asked by ereich 6 days ago

Mult-container icon is missing from FF browser toolbar

I installed the FF Multi-Container add on, however the icon does not appear in the browser toolbar. i have uninstalled and re-installed it, closed and re-opened FF, and h… (read more)

I installed the FF Multi-Container add on, however the icon does not appear in the browser toolbar. i have uninstalled and re-installed it, closed and re-opened FF, and have restarted the computer. I also have Https Everywhere, No Scripts, and Privacy Badger add ons. How can this be fixed?

Asked by ggg 5 days ago

extensions: turning on and off at once (enabled/disabled)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistanc… (read more)

Does anyone know of an extension that allows user to turn all extensions on or off (enabled/disabled) all at once (rather than individually)? Thank you for your assistance!

I want to use a shortcut to open up my Home Page

I want to use CTRL + SHIFT + H to open up my Home Page, preferably overriding my current open tab. I was planning on using a macro to set the hotkey to CTRL + SHIFT + H. … (read more)

I want to use CTRL + SHIFT + H to open up my Home Page, preferably overriding my current open tab.

I was planning on using a macro to set the hotkey to CTRL + SHIFT + H. And direct that macro hotkey to use a Mozilla Firefox shortcut that opens up the Home Page.

But I ran into a problem. The Firefox Shortcut page says that ALT + H opens up the Home Page. When I tried it, all it did was toggle the top menu bar off and on, or open up a Firefox Help Page.

So then I looked at my Saka Keys extension to see if there was an option to set a hotkey for the Home Page. There was none.

Then I tried installing another shortkeys extension. Again, no option to set a hotkey to open up the Home Page.

Then I did more searching and I found various extensions that will open up the Home Page in a new tab. Not what I want, ideally, but I had a look at the extensions anyway. Unfortunately, you can't use a hotkey to open up the tab to that specific Home Page. It just goes to the Home Page automatically when you open up a new tab. You don't use a shortcut. This is problematic because I already have my new tab set to a different website, and I don't want to replace that website with the Home Page. I want to keep the same website for new tabs, and just open up a freaking Home Page using a shortcut.

Firefox has really gotten stupid ever since Quantum. Thanks Firefox!

Asked by gaveitatry 5 days ago

Recover addons from external hdd

Hi there, I just moved to another notebook after the past one dead, and I have to recover my past addons from an external hdd. I just found all the .xpi files that contai… (read more)

Hi there,

I just moved to another notebook after the past one dead, and I have to recover my past addons from an external hdd. I just found all the .xpi files that contain any single add-on, but it's not clear to me how should I manage them so that Firefox will instantly recognize the addons. Can you please help me?

Thank you

Asked by lucaproietti 5 days ago

Stop Auto fill for one single website

Hi I want to be able to stop autofill for a single website but keep it on for everything else. I run a website that means I have to input a lot of data into boxes and Fi… (read more)

Hi

I want to be able to stop autofill for a single website but keep it on for everything else.

I run a website that means I have to input a lot of data into boxes and Firefox annoyingly wants to auto fill every box meaning the data gets messed up from time to time.

Is there anyway to disable it for single sites?

Thanks

Asked by rubybadu 4 days ago

Remove Tabs on Top

Hi all, I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, wit… (read more)

Hi all,

I am trying to customize my Firefox on Mac because the tabs on top interfere with the menu bar, thus I only want tree-style tab extension to work on the side, with the tabs on top disabled.

I followed this thread: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1184674#answer-1028260 as well as this clear guide on how to create userChrome.css: https://www.userchrome.org/how-create-userchrome-css.html When I tried to restart the browser, I seemed to have been logged out of my profile, with all customization gone and a standard white (instead of black) menu. I deleted the chrome folder and it is normal again now.

I suspect the userChrome.css file should contain more than just the one line I tried to add: #tabbrowser-tabs { visibility: collapse !important; } ; Is there any location where I can copy my current intra-browser customization into the userChrome.css file?

Asked by Castor 1 day ago

Address bar

Somehow Firefox's address bar gets worse and worse every year (I've been using Firefox since 2004). I have it set both on my desktop computer and my Microsoft Surface to … (read more)

Somehow Firefox's address bar gets worse and worse every year (I've been using Firefox since 2004). I have it set both on my desktop computer and my Microsoft Surface to just show my bookmarked pages (since I can no longer control what pages show up on the drop down menu otherwise); this used to be fine (other than not being able to bookmark a ton of pages to keep it from being cluttered), but now nothing shows up on my Surface unless I type in the address bar. If I click the bar, nothing happens. It works fine on my desktop. I've messed with different settings trying to figure it out.

I used to use an addon called Oldbar or something to have some control over my address bar like the old days, since Mozilla saw it fit to take that control away from us, but now that addon no longer works. I just want a controlled list of my frequently visited websites. Why bother having a search bar if the address bar STILL tries to do searches? If I wanted to do a search, I would use the search bar. FIX THE ADDRESS BAR.

Asked by nostalgiaking309 1 day ago

Pressing the "Esc" button will cause all full screen videos to exit

Is there a way to stop the "Esc" button from exiting all my full screen videos? When I press the "Esc" button, I just want it to exit the full screen video that is curren… (read more)

Is there a way to stop the "Esc" button from exiting all my full screen videos? When I press the "Esc" button, I just want it to exit the full screen video that is currently active.

Thank you.

Asked by skyblue 1 day ago

Changing the color of Firefox home page

My system was acting up so I reset FF and now I see I've lost all my custom menu options for things like Netflix, PayPal, email, etc. The screen is also WHITE...TOO BRIGH… (read more)

My system was acting up so I reset FF and now I see I've lost all my custom menu options for things like Netflix, PayPal, email, etc. The screen is also WHITE...TOO BRIGHT for my eyes. I have FF set as home page as before, but I lost the light grey color I had before the reset. I have searched all over the web and cannot find simple instructions, extensions, or help on how to turn off this awful white glare in the home search page. I have also lost my bookmarks and menu icon. Can you help this 'ol fart..LOL...??! Attached is the image of my desktop with new home page...ALL that WHITE...!!!!

Asked by unclepine 23 hours ago

Cannot set my startup page in Firefox 79.0 for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

I tried setting webpage through the method I knew, i.e Go to Menu->Preferences->Home and set the Homepage and new windows settings to the URL you want. But the bug… (read more)

I tried setting webpage through the method I knew, i.e Go to Menu->Preferences->Home and set the Homepage and new windows settings to the URL you want.

But the bug is that, when I close Firefox and then open it fresh, it starts a blank page and does not load my required homepage. I have to click the home button.

When I already have Ff window open and I start a new window then it loads up my home page but, that redundant, since I could have opened the page I want in the first place.

Is there a solution to this?

Please help. Thank You.

Asked by rishabhhpatadia 14 hours 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 7 hours ago