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Random censorship of various swears across different sites

Hey, so I've noticed for a few weeks now that across a few different websites like Reddit & Messenger, some words that are clearly meant to be swears are replaced wit… (read more)

Hey, so I've noticed for a few weeks now that across a few different websites like Reddit & Messenger, some words that are clearly meant to be swears are replaced with the same word over and over.

For example, I was talking with one of my friends earlier in Messenger on desktop and at some point he typed "son of a bitch". When I opened up Messenger on the same platform again a few hours later, I notice that it said "son of a boss" instead. I checked Messenger on my phone, and it didn't change the word there.

The same thing occurs on my Reddit account sometimes too, where similar swears are replaced with "boss".

I'm not sure if this is even a Firefox issue, but it hasn't happened anywhere else on my computer or phone before, and my friends and I can't replicate it on their devices either. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!

Asked by emacdonald99 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Winding up with multiple instances of firefox and session restore only restores one

I'm finding that I'm winding up with multiple instances of firefox running. I don't mean multiple windows but multiple sessions of firefox itself where each one has howe… (read more)

I'm finding that I'm winding up with multiple instances of firefox running. I don't mean multiple windows but multiple sessions of firefox itself where each one has however many windows/tabs that I may have open managed under each instance. As an example, right now on one of my machines, I see two different two different instances when I attempt to Send Tab To Device (see Groot in attachment). This has lead to me losing session data as it seems that only one instance is managed by the restore feature. I don't consider that only one instance being restored a bug but maybe devs think different; I'm not questioning the session restore feature operation here. What I'm asking here is how to merge multiple instances down to one so that sessions restore will recover all my windows/tabs. How do I figure out which windows/tabs are with which instance? How do I know which instance will be restored?

Possible Feature Request: I don't know if multiple instances being started is self inflicted or a by product of some firefox operation encountered during use; I've not deliberately started separate instances. What would be cool is a feature that only allows one instance to be running at a time. This feature could warn if there is already a managed instance running if another attempts to start and help to prevent future possible lose of session data.

Asked by Xvn 2 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Desktop shortcut not working

I am having a problem with creating a "workable" desktop shortcut for the Walmart grocery website. (I do not have problems with any other shortcuts I have created, only … (read more)

I am having a problem with creating a "workable" desktop shortcut for the Walmart grocery website. (I do not have problems with any other shortcuts I have created, only the Walmart website shortcut). The problem only began recently, as I have had a shortcut on my desktop for Walmart for months now. When the website locked up on me one day I deleted the original shortcut I had at that time, and I have tried many times since to create another one, but none will work. I am able to click and drag, from the Walmart website, to the desktop, to create the shortcut, however when I click on the shortcut to open it I only get a blank page. This is ONLY with the Walmart shortcut I create. What's going on, and why is this happening! It's infuriating!

Asked by ahart4all 2 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 2 years ago

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Cannot find bookmark manager

Show me how to find the bookmark manager I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more). I had several machines with different purpose… (read more)

Show me how to find the bookmark manager

I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more).

I had several machines with different purposes and when I got a Firefox account, I signed them all in. Now the bookmarks are chaotic, and I want to combine them in a more rational way. I need a real manager that allows me to do this. I'm sure there is one, but I cannot find it.

Currently FF 77.0.1, according to help.

Asked by Kevin 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Compiling FF78: "Could not find artifacts for ... "win32-minidump-stackwalk""

So I'm trying to compile the newest FF78 (W7x64). hg pull && hg update Now as usual, "mach" annoyingly complains about some compiler being outdated, so as ev… (read more)

So I'm trying to compile the newest FF78 (W7x64).

   hg pull && hg update


Now as usual, "mach" annoyingly complains about some compiler being outdated, so as every month I have to

   mach bootstrap


I select 2 (normal FF), it downloads "node.tar.bz2", then "fix-stacks.tar.bz2" and then crashes with "Could not find artifacts for a toolchain build named `win32-minidump-stackwalk`".

So what exactly does it want me to do and why does this happen?

"mach clobber python" does not work.


Thank you


Full log:

    0:05.83 Setting up artifact node.tar.bz2
    0:05.84 Using artifact from local cache: ...\mozbuild\toolchains\97a30da439a065e2-node.tar.bz2
    0:05.93 rm tree: ...\mozbuild\node
    0:09.68 untarring "...\mozbuild\node.tar.bz2"
    0:05.72 Setting up artifact fix-stacks.tar.bz2
    0:05.73 Using artifact from local cache: ...\mozbuild\toolchains\7857866b42f45825-fix-stacks.tar.bz2
    0:05.79 rm tree: ...\mozbuild\fix-stacks
    0:05.79 untarring "...\mozbuild\fix-stacks.tar.bz2"
    0:05.53 Could not find artifacts for a toolchain build named `win32-minidump-stackwalk`. Local commits, dirty/stale files, and other changes in your checkout may cause this error. Make sure you are on a fresh, current checkout of mozilla-central. If you are already, you may be able to avoid this error by running `mach clobber python`. Beware that commands like `mach bootstrap` and `mach artifact` are unlikely to work on any versions of the code besides recent revisions of mozilla-central.
   Error running mach:
       ['bootstrap']
   The error occurred in code that was called by the mach command. This is either
   a bug in the called code itself or in the way that mach is calling it.
   You can invoke |./mach busted| to check if this issue is already on file. If it
   isn't, please use |./mach busted file| to report it. If |./mach busted| is
   misbehaving, you can also inspect the dependencies of bug 1543241.
   If filing a bug, please include the full output of mach, including this error
   message.
   The details of the failure are as follows:
   subprocess.CalledProcessError: Command '['...\\mozilla-build\\python3\\python3.exe', '...\\mozilla-source\\mozilla-relea
   se\\mach', 'artifact', 'toolchain', '--from-build', 'win32-minidump-stackwalk']' returned non-zero exit status 1.
     File "...\mozilla-release\python/mozboot/mozboot/mach_commands.py", line 44, in bootstrap
       bootstrapper.bootstrap()
     File "...\mozilla-release\python/mozboot\mozboot\bootstrap.py", line 544, in bootstrap
       checkout_root)
     File "...\mozilla-release\python/mozboot\mozboot\bootstrap.py", line 400, in maybe_install_private_packages_or_exit
       self.instance.ensure_minidump_stackwalk_packages(state_dir, checkout_root)
     File "...\mozilla-release\python/mozboot\mozboot\mozillabuild.py", line 156, in ensure_minidump_stackwalk_packages
       minidump_stackwalk.WINDOWS_MINIDUMP_STACKWALK)
     File "...\mozilla-release\python/mozboot\mozboot\base.py", line 358, in install_toolchain_artifact
       subprocess.check_call(cmd, cwd=state_dir)
     File "...\mozilla-build\python3\lib\subprocess.py", line 291, in check_call
       raise CalledProcessError(retcode, cmd)

Asked by sdagfk 2 years ago

Last reply by sdagfk 1 year ago

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[BUG] Reader view misses entire sections on bootcamp site https://www.theodinproject.com/

Eg. https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/web-development-101/lessons/how-this-course-will-work With reader view, entire introduction is missing. … (read more)

Asked by fahd777 2 years ago

Last reply by Balázs Meskó 1 year ago

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anothers webmail on my site?

On my Telenor site, there is in the corner a little letter and says webmail. When I click on that I get my old friends webmail adress and he died for 2 years ago!?? How t… (read more)

On my Telenor site, there is in the corner a little letter and says webmail. When I click on that I get my old friends webmail adress and he died for 2 years ago!?? How to get tis off from my site???? I did help him before to read his mail etc. I have tried everything and talked to Telenor but they said I have to talk to Mozilla! I cant speak så good tecnical english so I wanted to speak with some one on swedish and dont tell me to go to your fourms, I need personal help NOW! Se my picture!

Asked by dalasnuttan 2 years ago

Last reply by dalasnuttan 1 year ago

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Can't install FIREFOX application

Firefox stopped working on MacBook pro running OS 10.13.6. I deleted the app and tried to download a new one, the icon is crossed out and a prompt saying the app may be d… (read more)

Firefox stopped working on MacBook pro running OS 10.13.6. I deleted the app and tried to download a new one, the icon is crossed out and a prompt saying the app may be damaged or incomplete. Nothing had been changed on my system when this happened.

Asked by rick914 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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Firefox no longer opens .lnk files from bookmrks

Hi. I have just been updated to version 78.0.1 (64-bit) I have a large number of .lnk files that drive my work. As of this update, Firefox no longer opens these files, in… (read more)

Hi. I have just been updated to version 78.0.1 (64-bit) I have a large number of .lnk files that drive my work. As of this update, Firefox no longer opens these files, instead it forces me to download the link file, and then click on the downloaded link file to instatiate it. Of course, this means that I cannot open the link file in Private mode. This is cluttering up my download folder, forcing the web page referenced into non-private mode, and causing cascading problems from there. What is the setting that will allow me to click on my bookmarked .lnk files (which in most cases open .html web pages) and open directly. If I can't do this then I'll have to migrate away from Firefox, which I absolutely do not want to do.

Thank you. Cyril

Asked by ilinkcs 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago

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A new version of Firefox just appeared. Bookmarks gone, homepage changed.

I just brought up FF browser. It appears as if just installed. All bookmarks gone, Homepage changed, 'Welcome, new person', etc. How do I get all my old settings bacl?… (read more)

I just brought up FF browser. It appears as if just installed. All bookmarks gone, Homepage changed, 'Welcome, new person', etc. How do I get all my old settings bacl?

Asked by hobiwan 1 year ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Speed testers NOT showing the actual experience

I live in the mountains of North Wales so am at the end of a lot of copper or (even) aluminium wires. I rotate ISPs regularly and have been at this shit since the WWW was… (read more)

I live in the mountains of North Wales so am at the end of a lot of copper or (even) aluminium wires. I rotate ISPs regularly and have been at this shit since the WWW was invented and have even bought a Cisco router to host our own web site in the 1990s. I KNOW that the ISPs manage my connection speeds, router management software WILL be more capable than the Cisco router we managed ourselves!! I notice a similar profile of getting the speeds that are advertised at the start of a contract and then to throttle it as they add more customers to the same kit that they lease from OpenReach; increased latency! I also get OpenReach business notifications and know that the ISPs pay OpenReach for not only bandwidth that they use but also the electricity that powers them, OpenReach also charge for shit loads more but lets stick to the simples! ALL the ISPs deny ANY management function which is disengenuous to say the least!! There is a worrying trend in businesses to not only have no usable phone numbers (I had about eight BT numbers when we had the Cisco Router but NONE work anymore) due to the telephony shit that infests what laughly passes for customer service these days. {Thinks: Is there an undisclosed word limit to this field!?!?? I daren't hit return to go to a new para 'cause it might send like the excreble messaging systems which pass for comms in these benighted days!! My point for the designers of Firefox is: when I try to do "Speed test I can count up to FIVE seconds before a Ping is registered which is never more than a 100ms so that's bollocks! Then it doesn't matter how many tabs I have open (often shit loads) the speeds that I get are independant and even when I'm "listening" to radio articles that doesn't effect the results either! A GENUINE speed test should be built into Firefox don't ya think??

Asked by Joe Stoner 2 years ago

Last reply by Joe Stoner 1 year ago

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connect favourites

I have restored from a Windows 7 backup and the restored favourites are in Users%name%/Favourites but my restored favourites are not connecting the Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit… (read more)

I have restored from a Windows 7 backup and the restored favourites are in Users%name%/Favourites but my restored favourites are not connecting the Firefox 78.0.1 (64-bit) bookmarks.

Asked by Lewishilary 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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How to remove Firefox's pop-up for site information and microphone/camera usage

When using a website that requires the use of your microphone or camera, Firefox will ask for permission and then you will always have that pop-up in the tabs level and I… (read more)

When using a website that requires the use of your microphone or camera, Firefox will ask for permission and then you will always have that pop-up in the tabs level and I can't turn it off. I appreciate any help

Asked by fmkauer 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to know name of elements in firefox context menu?

How can I know the names of elements in firefox tab context menu? (Menu which appears when we right click on a tab) Example - If I want to hide the "sendtodevice" menu, t… (read more)

How can I know the names of elements in firefox tab context menu? (Menu which appears when we right click on a tab)

Example - If I want to hide the "sendtodevice" menu, then I will add below code to userChrome.css

/* Hide Send Tab to Device */

  1. context_sendTabToDevice_separator,
  2. context_sendTabToDevice,
  3. context_sendTabToDevicePopupMenu {
 display: none !important;

}

For send to device menu, the element names are above. For other menu items, where can I get their element names?

I want to hide a few menu items

Asked by sompal.kk 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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An issue with displaying images on certain sites/FF's profile folder/storage?

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help! Issue: Certain … (read more)

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help!

Issue: Certain websites intermittently display strange behavior, such as not loading interactive content (videos/gifs on reddit, for example, displaying as static images) and some sites not loading images at all (Twitter shows empty boxes where images would be) and a few other similar issues.

Steps I've tried: - Using a private window solves almost all the issues. But disabling all extensions and plugins in a normal window doesn't solve it. (I believe I understand private windows to use the RAM for caching but use the HDD under normal circumstances?) - Enabling/disabling VPN makes no difference, nor does what network I'm on, and other devices on this network have no similar issues - Other browsers on the same computer have no issues - Malware, anti-virus, etc all are active and scan has been run a few times. - Apple's hardware diagnostic turns up no issues, and this has happened now in FF over multiple of the latest versions (not sure when exactly it started) on two different Macbooks, though the new one is from an image of the old one (maybe that's something?) - Uninstalling/reinstalling FF does not make a difference

Where I'm at: The only thing that sort of worked (But it's now stopped working on certain sites, but continues to work for others) is moving FF's profile folder, uninstalling, and reinstalling. I was lead to believe FF would then create a new folder when this happened, but it just kicked up an error for me and wouldn't start. When I moved the old profile folder back and started up the freshly installed version with the old profile folder, the problems were all solved. Though as mentioned, they are starting to happen again on some of the sites. No errors or changes have been made that I can identify, plenty of space available on the HDD, etc.

I've become a big fan of FF over the years (over Chrome), and want to stay in a privacy-focused browser, but I haven't been able to find much that seems to help this specific situation online. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by alex144 1 year ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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How to clear form

It seems most answers to this question tell you to clear browsing data and the autofill entries. That's not what I want. Say you have a form that contains previous data, … (read more)

It seems most answers to this question tell you to clear browsing data and the autofill entries. That's not what I want.

Say you have a form that contains previous data, whether manually entered or autofilled. You want to use autofill for the entire form, but by default it doesn't overwrite fields with entries. How do I clear the form and start fresh so autofill can do its job?

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Disable a keyboard shortcut

I looked at the article about keyboard shortcuts, but it didn't say if there was a way to disable any of them. It seems often when I'm typing, instead of hitting the bac… (read more)

I looked at the article about keyboard shortcuts, but it didn't say if there was a way to disable any of them. It seems often when I'm typing, instead of hitting the backspace key, I accidentally hit the F12 and it pops into development mode. I won't be doing any development in the near future (or probably any time) so I'd like to disable that one for convenience. Thanks

Asked by pdsimdars 1 year ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 year ago