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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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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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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 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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Text Encoding default

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page… (read more)

I want to change text encoding so it defaults to Unicode. If I use the [alt] key then the View tab I can change it from Western but it reverts back after closing the page. Sometimes that does not work because the Text Encoding option in the View tab is greyed out. The About Firefox window says I am up to date with 83.0 (64bit).

Asked by scrumble1 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Saving PDFs with Evernote clipper

I use Evernote web clipper as an add-on to Firefox. When I try to save web pages in PDF format, I get an error message saying "Due to the restrictions set by the browser,… (read more)

I use Evernote web clipper as an add-on to Firefox. When I try to save web pages in PDF format, I get an error message saying "Due to the restrictions set by the browser, you cannot clip this page." Is there a way to make it work? Thanks!

Asked by andrea.tolu 2 years ago

Last reply by Tom 1 year ago

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Customizing my page

I used to be able to move the topics up or down the page to soot my liking,, like edit,, move the post up or down the page,,, now I only get , customizations coming soon?… (read more)

I used to be able to move the topics up or down the page to soot my liking,, like edit,, move the post up or down the page,,, now I only get , customizations coming soon??? what happen?

Asked by Foxfire 2 years ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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"How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear."

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'con… (read more)

The question at the following URL has an answer that is no longer the best answer, but it is Archived and I cannot provide the better answer. Since "How can i reset 'container defaults' in FireFox Browser? I.E. I previously selected to open a certain 'site' is a specified 'container' - now I want to clear." is the top hit when I look for this on Google, I'm attempting to provide the answer here.

https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1269571

Asked by ransage 2 years ago

Last reply by Yavvee 1 year ago

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Firefox "Print Preview" has disappeared from the File menu in 84.0.2

Hi, Somehow while searching for this solution on the web. I got my answer in a foreign Firefox. The answers posted to this solution are in English but all the other butto… (read more)

Hi,

Somehow while searching for this solution on the web. I got my answer in a foreign Firefox. The answers posted to this solution are in English but all the other buttons are according to Goggle translate are in Lithuanian. How can I see this whole page in English?

I was able to answer a couple of people but if I search in my USA profile, none my posted questions or answers include the ones from the Lithuanian Firefox.  Just curious if I could see them here somehow. 

Amylogamy

Asked by Amylogamy 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Customizing headers and footers for printing.

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this.… (read more)

The ability to edit and customize the headers and footers for printing was one of my main reasons for switching from Chrome to Firefox. Now I can't find where to do this. I don't know if it was a recent update or what but I am using Windows 10 Home. Please help so I don't have to find a new browser.

Asked by themills98 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Customizing preview screen

While printing I would prefer to have User defined pages (instead of ALL) as default. Is there any way to set this selection as default? Truly minor issue but would be qu… (read more)

While printing I would prefer to have User defined pages (instead of ALL) as default. Is there any way to set this selection as default? Truly minor issue but would be quite nice. Thx for any advice.

Asked by miramar1 2 years ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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Thunderbird E-mail Problem

Having only recently been on here to try to sort out all my Thunderbird E-mail settings, I am now getting the error message 80004005 each time I attempt to send an E-mail… (read more)

Having only recently been on here to try to sort out all my Thunderbird E-mail settings, I am now getting the error message 80004005 each time I attempt to send an E-mail from my tiscali.co.uk account. I am using all the recommended settings ( i.e. all the settings recommended by Talk Talk ) except that it seems not possible to combine the connection security setting SSL/TLS with outgoing port number 587 ( which is recommended ! ) Instead, when I enter outgoing port number 587 the connection security setting always defaults to STARTTLS. Could this be the cause of the latest problem ? I never used to get the error message 80004005 before ! And sometimes, when I DON'T get that error message, I get something else instead which says " Your Connection to the Server has Timed-Out." This is clearly rubbish and not correct. For weeks I have had on-going problems of one sort or another with Thunderbird. I have a POP3 account and I am not sufficiently au-fait with computers to think of changing it to IMAP. Any suggestions gratefully received ! SG.

Asked by Steamgo 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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A new way to control Extensions which might collect data that they chouldn't

I have an idea which should enhance security within Firefox, specifically to improve the security of Extensions. It has become clear that many extensions are collecting a… (read more)

I have an idea which should enhance security within Firefox, specifically to improve the security of Extensions.

It has become clear that many extensions are collecting and selling information about users to tracking and advertizing companies, without the user's knowledge or consent!

In response to learning about this, I started to disable the extensions which I did not need all the time and then "re-activate" them only when I needed to use them. Keeping the active Extensions strictly to essential security minded ones and a few other that I feel I NEED on a very regular basis - or all the time.

This is a bit of a drag and takes time each time I want to use certain extensions, but I now feel that it is necessary - until extensions are PREVENTED from collecting and selling user data!

Today I had an idea which would help and make this "Less of a Drag"!

When I "Disable" an extension, it's icon disaappears from my toolbar and only re-appears when "Re-activated". It would be better if when "Disabled" the Icon STAYED on the tool bar - but "Greyed Out", and with a right click menu with only two items on it - 1) "Re-Activate this extension" and 2) "Remove this extension". It would be useful also for when the extension is "Active" that the Icon has a right click item "Disable this Extension"! - Currently there is only the option to "Remove", which is not what I want to do!

This one relatively small change would allow users who are aware of the dangers, to control potentially "Leaky" but USEFUL extensions. The vast amount of time they would not be ABLE to track and collect users data, which would make what they collect when "Activated" much less useful!

This would be a useful and EFFECTIVE tool against "malware" extensions which are collecting and selling user data. It would be a useful "Stop-Gap" until you get around to actually PREVENTING extensions from doing this!!!!

Ideally extensions should be PREVENTED from having access to or selling any data and should ONLY have access to information that is specifically NEEDED for the functioning of the extension. VERY CLEARLY the very broad designations of the current "Permission" system do not work!!

I hope you take action on this, because it would CERTAINLY help!

Asked by Greg the Yeti 1 year ago

Last reply by user3345223 1 year ago

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Restore previous session will not turn off

since the last update on Firefox it always restores my previous session and all tabs even though I have not selected that option. How do I stop this from happening? … (read more)

since the last update on Firefox it always restores my previous session and all tabs even though I have not selected that option.

How do I stop this from happening?

Asked by wolfman123 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Passwords not being updated on Firefox

Passwords not being updated on Firefox. I have to do it manually. 1.) CHANGING A PASSWORD When I change a PW on a site I get the box to update as I have entered the new … (read more)

Passwords not being updated on Firefox. I have to do it manually. 1.) CHANGING A PASSWORD When I change a PW on a site I get the box to update as I have entered the new PW on the site page I am going into, I click update PW and continue to site.. I am getting a box saying wrong PW. 2.) EDITING PASSWORDS IN FF I goto add ons in FF and check PW...it was NOT UPDATED. I have to edit the PW and start fresh going to the site I want to. A real pain in the Arse. I am using the latest version of FF and before that one as well...same problems... Why hasn't this been fixed?

Asked by bobbyray42 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Print Page Scale

This is less of a question than it is negative feedback. The new print experience allows me to enter a page scale, but it removed the previous ability to pick a page scal… (read more)

This is less of a question than it is negative feedback.

The new print experience allows me to enter a page scale, but it removed the previous ability to pick a page scale from a drop-down. It also closes as soon as the print is compete, retaining the manually entered scale.

Here's my old process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Set the scale from drop-down. Print. Return the scale to 100% from drop-down. Close. The next page does not require any special attention, it will print from a single button push.

New process: Load the page that needs 70% scale. Open "more settings." Remove hands from mouse to type in 70. Print. Next page now requires undoing the first. Open page that needs 100% scale, open "more settings", remove hands from mouse to type in 100. Print.

The old process took 3 extra clicks. The new process takes 6 extra clicks plus moving hands to the keyboard. Talk about a "first world problem!" Nevertheless, there was no need to take something that was working well and make it less functional.

Asked by mgilberg@aol.com 1 year ago

Last reply by toddmnuccio 1 year ago

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ZOOM meetings

When in a ZOOM meeting, I am 'told' that Firefox is preventing me from unlocking my microphone. I have followed the instructions to remedy this (click on the padlock), … (read more)

When in a ZOOM meeting, I am 'told' that Firefox is preventing me from unlocking my microphone. I have followed the instructions to remedy this (click on the padlock), but I am not given the drop down list that I am told I would get, and there is nothing to allow me to use the microphone. This is the 4th time I have entered the question ...no answer!

Asked by Kathie 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Change time zone in the browser for a specific website without a third party add on

I have resist fingerprint settings turned on because I use keyboard shortcuts to open specific webpages / notes and I need the pages to be the same size when I launch the… (read more)

I have resist fingerprint settings turned on because I use keyboard shortcuts to open specific webpages / notes and I need the pages to be the same size when I launch the new instance of the browser.

but now the browser thinks I am in UTC. I need the browser to report I am in a different time zone, because nextcloud keeps assuming that my browser is telling the truth.

I cant / wont install third party add ons.

Asked by yeqkmhj 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago