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firefox 73 profile location problem

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my prefe… (read more)

I seem to be encountering various problems since the update to 73, the main one is the profile folder, I dislike the default location so have previously just put my preferred location in appdata\roaming\mozila\profiles.ini but 73 regularly ignores this and puts a basic profile in the default location and alters profile.ini. Using the profile manager does not get any better results. I am also having problems with the home page, I have set a custom page but 73 often resets this to a blank page or sometimes the default home page. I have had to resort to a 'portable' version as 73 constantly resetting things was getting so annoying but the portable does not work well as a default browser.

Asked by mikebravo 1 year ago

Sound Cracks on Pausing-Unpausing a Video on Any Webpage

Hi, Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happe… (read more)

Hi,

Using Firefox version 83.0 on MacBook Pro 2019 16 inch model. When I pause a video on any webpage, I hear a sudden loud "crack" sound from the speakers. It also happens when I unpause, jump backward or forward in the video. If I mute the sound of the video and try to pause/unpause, there is no problem.

I checked the same situation with other browsers. There are no problems with them.

I hope there is a solution to this.

Thanks.

Asked by ersoyci 4 months ago

Facebook messenger Group Video Call

Whenever i use Facebook with Firefox and i get a group video call instead of the regular answer the call pop up i get a pop up that states that in order to use messenger … (read more)

Whenever i use Facebook with Firefox and i get a group video call instead of the regular answer the call pop up i get a pop up that states that in order to use messenger video call i need to use google chrome.

whats up with that?.

Asked by al.kara 3 months ago

Font corruption inside Firefox (Search and Address bar)

I don't see anyplace to fix this, but for awhile now it seems whatever font Firefox uses for its own needs (Search and Address bar) is corrupted. I tried changing my sett… (read more)

I don't see anyplace to fix this, but for awhile now it seems whatever font Firefox uses for its own needs (Search and Address bar) is corrupted. I tried changing my settings but that doesn't seem to apply to this area so nothing changed. Basically I can't read the address bar text because there are missing letters, and I am seeing some corruption in the search bar as well. If I highlight the text, suddenly it's OK, but otherwise it's gibberish. It reminds me of LED signs where some of the bars might not be lit up so you get only a partial display.

Asked by tlshell 3 months ago

Firefox - Shrotcuts in company webapplication are not working

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can … (read more)

Helo there, we use an WebAPP in our company and we used some shortcuts in older FF version for Help-Pages. After Firefox Upgrade ESR 60.2.2 -> Firefox ESR 69; we can no longer access our shortcut keys for ex. Ctrl + Shift + F was used for popup window for help-page -> JS Event

ui.key.contentAccess is set to 4 -> pref("ui.key.contentAccess", 4);


any advice for the new FF version?

Best regards Adam

Asked by adamowskiem 3 months ago

Change default keywords for bookmarks *, history ^ and tabs % search shortcuts in the address bar

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar? Is that possible by changing an about:c… (read more)

Is there a way to change the default keywords for the bookmarks (*), history (^) and tabs (%) search shortcuts in the address bar?

Is that possible by changing an about:config setting or using an add-on?

In my case, the default keywords are really inconvenient. With a German keyboard, the ^ character does not appear directly after pressing the key a single time. To enter the keyword for history followed by a space into the address bar, I have to press the ^ key and afterwards two times the space bar on my keyboard. Other users might not know the fastest way of doing it and require even more steps (f.e. pressing ^ twice, then deleting one ^ character and pressing the space bar once).

In general, it would be useful to be able to adjust these keywords to the users' own preferences.

Asked by thefireproject 3 months ago

Missing Bookmarks

I always login to firefox account with sync ON. Recently I've to switched multiple machines, till last machine I was able to get my all saved bookmarks after login+sync. … (read more)

I always login to firefox account with sync ON. Recently I've to switched multiple machines, till last machine I was able to get my all saved bookmarks after login+sync. But all of a sudden on new machine when I tried to retrieve bookmarks, I found nothing even after days with sync ON. Is there any way to retrieve them?

FYI. I've used both Firefox main and developer edition, unable to get back bookmarks on either.

-Thanks Mohan

Asked by hmsaxena 3 months ago

Deleting account associated with a hacked email account

My hotmail account, which was what I used to set up my Firefox account, was hacked and then deleted. I can not log in to Firefox - I am locked out. How can I delete tha… (read more)

My hotmail account, which was what I used to set up my Firefox account, was hacked and then deleted. I can not log in to Firefox - I am locked out. How can I delete that email or that account and set up a new one? Nothing seems real intuitive here...

Asked by dshowlandiii 3 months ago

full screen now requiring 2 inputs since updating to OS11.1

Using Firefox 84.0.2, Mac OS 11.1 Big Sur. When using Amazon Prime Video to access CBS All Access, I open Firefox, go to the proper Amazon Video address, sign in to my ac… (read more)

Using Firefox 84.0.2, Mac OS 11.1 Big Sur. When using Amazon Prime Video to access CBS All Access, I open Firefox, go to the proper Amazon Video address, sign in to my account, click the program to be watched, and click the full screen icon *in the video*, but the tool bar does not disappear.

Prior to updating to OS 11.1, this worked perfectly: it would go to full screen.

Now, I need to upon opening the browser, use the Firefox prefs, and click the full screen icon first. Then, when the program screen opens and content is played, I can click the full screen icon *in the video screen* and it makes the toolbar disappear.

Ok, I know this is a first world problem, but I liked the one click approach better than the two click.

Is there a way to get back to the one click solution? It seemed Firefox was remembering what to do before (?) before the update.

Asked by slstamper 3 months ago

Cant use tochscreen input on Parrot OS

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issu… (read more)

Hi, I am using Parrot OS and I cant scroll or use any touch gestures on Firefox, it just highlights the text. Chromium however works fine. I would love a fix to this issue. I have tried the steps below, any help greatly appreceated. J

about:config in firefox to set dom.w3c_touch_events.enabled=1 (default is 2). edit /etc/security/pam_env.conf and add MOZ_USE_XINPUT2 DEFAULT=1 reboot and restart firefox

Asked by Judoguy12 3 months ago

Video driver crashing after update to 84

I just updated from 55 to 84. Immediately the video driver started crashing. After three crashes, the video driver bans Firefox from using video equipment. It still works… (read more)

I just updated from 55 to 84. Immediately the video driver started crashing. After three crashes, the video driver bans Firefox from using video equipment. It still works but the CPU usage in YouTube is up and the fan is spinning all the time, which it didn't do before the update. I reinstalled video card driver. I reinstalled video accelerator driver. I reinstalled the damn firefox too and then I did a clean installation. NOTHING works. Any advice? Or is it yet another "unexplained" problem that will never be solved?

Asked by Badaboom11 3 months ago

firefox signs me out of gmail email and makes me change password - after I tried to access an old YouTube account

In Firefox 84.0.2 I tried to access an old YouTube account from a gmail email. it signed me out and I have to change the password to get back in to gmail. It gave me mess… (read more)

In Firefox 84.0.2 I tried to access an old YouTube account from a gmail email. it signed me out and I have to change the password to get back in to gmail. It gave me message about "a suspicious app, etc." but I KNOW I don't have any suspicious anything on my new Macbook Pro. I finally realized that on Chrome I can stay signed in, but in Firefox, every time I try to sign in with the changed password, it goes through the whole thing again. I want to use Firefox, but right now I want to be able to access my email! I also don't want to have to stay signed in. Also, I was on a new device, AND in another country -- Apple could not help me (just said to change password), and I didn't have Chrome on my new Mac at that point, though probably should have tried it before all the changing....

Anyway, I looked up everything I could. The checkbox that the directions at one point said to uncheck isn't in my screen in Firefox 84.0.2. Thanks.

Asked by hls2017 3 months ago

Touch keyboard not coming up

For some reason I cant get my touch keyboard to come up when I select a text box. it works fine on chrome and Edge but not Firefox. any idea how to get it working? for de… (read more)

For some reason I cant get my touch keyboard to come up when I select a text box. it works fine on chrome and Edge but not Firefox. any idea how to get it working?

for details I am on a windows 10 device

Asked by andrewkiefer2343 2 months ago

Firfox privacy problems ?

What's this I hear about Firefox having privacy issues ? Have recently read on a forum that Firefox posters are at risk for our privacy being lost. I'm surprised ! And wo… (read more)

What's this I hear about Firefox having privacy issues ? Have recently read on a forum that Firefox posters are at risk for our privacy being lost. I'm surprised ! And wondering what's up. Give us a heads up, please ! What happens now ?

Asked by Sunflower44 2 months ago

Firefox Redirects

Firefox was blocking a redirect when I clicked on an OFAC email to their legitimate website. Searching, I came up with this article, and WANT TO OFFER A TIP for other re… (read more)

Firefox was blocking a redirect when I clicked on an OFAC email to their legitimate website. Searching, I came up with this article, and WANT TO OFFER A TIP for other readers: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1253651

It states:

If you are getting a blank page or annoying prompts to Allow a redirect, here's how you can turn the redirect block off: (1) In a new tab, type or paste about:config in the address bar and press Enter/Return. Click the button accepting the risk. (2) In the search box above the list, type or paste access and pause while the list is filtered (3) If the accessibility.blockautorefresh preference is bolded and "modified" or "user set" to true, double-click it to restore the default value of false

The page threw an error that it was blocked - no offer to allow it. The referenced setting was already turned off (false) in my browser, so I toggled it OFF AND BACK ON.

This worked.

Asked by cdanireed 2 months ago

Top Sites - Offline Icon displayed for PWA site

Hi, I'm a developer and I have a progressive web app website. It is HTTPS only and is on the HSTS preload list. In the top sites list the icon recently changed to offline… (read more)

Hi, I'm a developer and I have a progressive web app website. It is HTTPS only and is on the HSTS preload list.

In the top sites list the icon recently changed to offline though the site has never been down. It's been so for about a month.

Can anyone tell me why that is happening? It's important to me that any visitors see the correct icon displayed in top sites.

Thanks in advance Steve

Asked by couchpot50 2 months ago