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History hijacked--who gave 'em the keys?

I appreciate that there is a ton of functional tools working well and that there are an equal number of problems backlogged, and I appreciate all the good hard work and t… (read more)

I appreciate that there is a ton of functional tools working well and that there are an equal number of problems backlogged, and I appreciate all the good hard work and the genuine help that is done. Having said that,

WHY IN THE HELL HAS MY HISTORY BEEN HIJACKED? I am forced to use fOOGLE fHROME by UNINTELLIGENT FORCES but I use FIREFOX FOR A HANDFUL OF IMPORTANT THINGS. I need to revisit a VERY IMPORTANT WEBSITE LAST VISITED a few months ago, which should be easily spotted but when I OPENED MY HISTORY AND CAN ONLY SEE MOUNTAINS OF fOOGLE GARBAGE.

I read that you guys went corporate, but I didn't think you would sell out to fOOGLE. You used to be the best. Now you are subservient to the worst. It's a damn shame; no wonder everyone is losing trust in Foxzilla.

Now I'm forced to waste this time (a second time, as I was stupid enough to click on Share Data below which wiped out my previously more polite comment/question).

Asked by yegongniu 1 day ago

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Where is the built-in container tabs?

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings,… (read more)

This isn't a question about the "Multi-Account Containers" addons, I am pretty sure that there was a section called "Container tabs" in the privacy and security settings, and I could use containers without installing an addon some days ago.

I can still access by directly viewing this address

about:preferences#containers

But I can't find it in the settings, and this feature does no longer work.

So I went to read recent release notes from Firefox 100 to 101.0.1, but I didn't find any notes to say this feature has been disabled. Could this be an unexpected result of an update?

Asked by Bellozzz 21 hours ago

Answered by Bellozzz 19 hours ago

Cookies and exceptions always deleted

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose … (read more)

I would like Firefox to remember exceptions and store specific cookies that I need for the Microsoft authenticator, and other two-stage logins. Whatever setting I choose (untick delete cookiex and sitedata, assign websites to manage exceptions etc) upon closing Firefox everything is deleted, always. This means I can't use any authenticator to remember me when I want it to do so.

I used a third party cookie extension (Cookie AutoDelete) to whitelist some sites and it worked perfectly fine until an apparent recent update by Firefox. I am on Firefox 101.0.1 on Mac.

Any ideas?

Asked by estulz11 19 hours ago

Last reply by RobertJ 19 hours ago

Desktop browser doesn’t seem to recognize cookie settings

Hi! I have the Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I also use the Mozilla VPN. I’ve been trying to sign into my Firefox account for several weeks now and keep getting a… (read more)

Hi! I have the Firefox browser on my MacBook Pro and I also use the Mozilla VPN. I’ve been trying to sign into my Firefox account for several weeks now and keep getting a ‘Cookies and local storage are required’ error message. The problem is that cookies are already enabled. I have tried restarting, updating the browser, doing it with the VPN on and off, listing firefox as an exception, and everything else I can think of. I’m currently entering this on my phone, because the browser also won’t let me sign into my account on my laptop without enabling cookies and local storage.

Any suggestions? I keep getting stuck in a loop.

Asked by shutterbug92 19 hours ago

Last reply by shutterbug92 19 hours ago

After being offline, sometimes Firefox can't connect until restarted

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having troub… (read more)

Sometimes, if the computer is offline and Firefox is open, when the computer goes back online Firefox can't connect to any website, with the page "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". The only fix is to close Firefox and open it again. Going offline doesn't always do this, and while I'm not sure of what exactly causes this to happen, a way to easily reproduce it is:

  • Turn off the Wi-Fi;
  • Reboot the computer;
  • Open Firefox;
  • Turn on the Wi-Fi;

After the computer is connected, refreshing the page sends you to "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.". You have to restart Firefox.

A way that doesn't 100% reproduce it, but works enough times, is to reboot the computer without turning off the Wi-Fi, and open Firefox as soon as possible (before the computer manages to connect to the router, which is the part that isn't always consistent). Rarely, it happens after suspending the computer, or after a disconnection due to an unstable connection. I can reproduce it in Firefox's safe mode. I have a hunch that maybe this is related to networking drivers.

I'm using a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 (Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)), Linux NixOS 22.11 (I don't know about Windows).

Ask me for any log you might need.

This is kinda a duplicate of https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1078253, except that their solution does nothing to me.

Asked by Martino 19 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

https://www.thegrommet.com doesn't work in Firefox

This website loads, but I'm unable to sign in to my account, nor can I see the details of the pages. It works fine when I open it in one of M'Soft's browsers, but I prefe… (read more)

This website loads, but I'm unable to sign in to my account, nor can I see the details of the pages. It works fine when I open it in one of M'Soft's browsers, but I prefer Firefox!

Asked by JulieAnn01 18 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Firefox slow to render sites on Linux, Solaris and Mac.

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-( I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no d… (read more)

The rendering issue is not seen with Chromium (Linux) or Safari (Mac). I have no alternative for Solaris :-(

I have read the tips etc, reset everything, but there is no difference.

This has been happening for a a couple of years, getting progressively worse, It has got so bad, I have stopped using FF on all but Solaris now. (and I have been using it for a long long time).

I need someone to direct me to what information/data is needed to be collected so someone can comment. Do you have any favourite page load test web sites that I can send out put to you from?

Asked by bdporter 17 hours ago

Last reply by bdporter 9 minutes ago

Spell Check Tilde

The red Tilde on my spell check in Facebook does not go away when the new correct word is chosen using Firefox., also the correct word is not displayed in the sentence un… (read more)

The red Tilde on my spell check in Facebook does not go away when the new correct word is chosen using Firefox., also the correct word is not displayed in the sentence until your push enter, it will then be corrected however before you push enter to post it, it will show it as the misspelled word. This issue is not prevalent on other browsers such as Chrome, Edge, Brave.

Asked by davidkuper 16 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

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Search engines

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without succ… (read more)

I just upgraded to Monterey on my Mac running FF 101.0.1 (64-bit). I cannot add new search engines to my list of search engines. I'm trying to add DuckDuckGo without success. I have Google, Bing and Startpage. I click on Find More Search Engines, select and add DuckDuckGo but while it appears as an extension it does not appear in the list of search engines.

Asked by WDMc 14 hours ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 10 hours ago

Firefox download pdf before opening in browser

Hi, After the last update Firefox asks me what I want to do with the pdf files and to choose between Open in browser, Open with and Save file but even if I choose Open in… (read more)

Hi, After the last update Firefox asks me what I want to do with the pdf files and to choose between Open in browser, Open with and Save file but even if I choose Open in Firefox it always downloads the file in the download folder of the PC and then opens it, This is really annoying because then I have to delete them manually. What can I do? Thank you

Asked by lucaperin17 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

garbled font showing on some web sites including THIS one!

On certain (very few) web sites, I get a symbols font showing instead of text. For example on www.xe.com I have tried a refresh already, disabled addons etc.. Weirdly, TH… (read more)

On certain (very few) web sites, I get a symbols font showing instead of text. For example on www.xe.com I have tried a refresh already, disabled addons etc..

Weirdly, THIS support form suffers from it so I am attaching pictures to illustrate the issue.

I have googled the usual stuff to no avail, so really stuck now...

many thanks for any pointers, Lozzy

Asked by firefox1895 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 hours ago

Page Details Missing

For awhile now whenever I visit Kickstarter, I never get the full page to load. I mainly notice it in the header where the info for the campaign information doesn't show … (read more)

For awhile now whenever I visit Kickstarter, I never get the full page to load. I mainly notice it in the header where the info for the campaign information doesn't show on Firefox. I've tried playing around with my widgets and protection to see if that would allow the page to fully load, but nothing has worked.

Asked by Trivirt 13 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 12 hours ago

Apple website buttons not working in PC Firefox but Linux build is fine.

I have been blaming this on Apple, thinking they don't want to get bad news, but if I go to the same site on my Linux machine the "I have this question/problem too" butto… (read more)

I have been blaming this on Apple, thinking they don't want to get bad news, but if I go to the same site on my Linux machine the "I have this question/problem too" buttons work every time along with the "Helpful" one that also fails to do anything in the Windows version. Just thought someone should know.

Asked by 2 against Nature 12 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

No sound in Firefox only with Arte.tv direct or replay

Lorsque je veux regarder une émission en direct sur Arte.tv ou une émission en replay, le son n'est pas activé automatiquement. Je dois aller dans les réglages du son de … (read more)

Lorsque je veux regarder une émission en direct sur Arte.tv ou une émission en replay, le son n'est pas activé automatiquement. Je dois aller dans les réglages du son de mon interface Manjaro Linux Cinnamon pour activer le volume sonore qui est à zéro sur ce site. Je ne rencontre pas ce problème avec les sites de France Télévision (France 2 ou France 3). J'utilise la dernière version de Firefox v 101.0.1 64 bits

Asked by Philippe F 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Copy profile and sync in my account

Hello, I need your help and support. I put in steps what i had done. 1. I had a sync in my account dchisinska-br@o2.pl 2. Format C: without extracting my profile 3. Afte… (read more)

Hello, I need your help and support. I put in steps what i had done.

1. I had a sync in my account dchisinska-br@o2.pl 2. Format C: without extracting my profile 3. After reinstal Win10 I wanted to sync but forgot the password 4. Reset password, BUT didnt know that when I change my password without Recovery Key all will be lost. 5. When I realized that this happened I found a profile from 2019. 6. Every time when I copy data form old profile to new profile browser want to refresh and whole profile is clear withou data. 7. Also I opened Help->more tools for Troubleshooting information -> Profile folder -> Open -> COPY from old to new. Nothing happened. Still have nothing.

I lost all my password, history and everything.

Please help or how to solve this problem. Or maybe you can recover data from SYNC which is missing after changing password to my mozilla account.

Thank you, Danuta

Asked by Danuta Chisińska 11 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 hours ago

Firefox Is Blocking Part Of Hotmail

Hello, The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another brow… (read more)

Hello,

The next message/previous message arrows that appear at the top of an open email in Hotmail.com is being blocked by Firefox. I checked Hotmail through another browser and they are not blocked. I tried refreshing Firefox and they were still blocked. I've opened Firefox without add-ons and they are still blocked. I'm at a loss as to how to get them back. They were there last week and then vanished only to come back on Friday and vanish again while I was reading emails. From time to time Firefox also blocks images in Hotmail and I just have to wait and eventually they return. I'm at a loss as to understand why these things are happening so frequently with Firefox and Hotmail.

Please help return Hotmail to the way it was before the last update.

Thanks,

Brian Himes

Asked by rickysman 10 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 hours ago

gnat sized mouse pointer Ubuntu Firefox

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, … (read more)

Same issue as [this poster] . I've seen no correlation between pixelsPerPx and cursor size, but have noticed this behavior doesn't occur in Manjaro's version of FireFox, so I started asking myself, Self, "what might the differences be here?" Answer I got back: they (Ubuntu 22.04) have bowed to the god of SNAPpiness, and Manjaro still hasn't (gets updates from Mozilla rather than the snap store).

Am I on to something here? What else could be the difference between the two flavors of Linux? Any help would be greatly appreciated, my tired eyes have forced me to change default browser to Chrome or Edge, both of which don't seem to respect my privacy like Firefox. Interesting to note that Thunderbird doesn't have the "flea-size cursor" and it also is not using snap for updates.

Asked by mondalealex 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 hours ago

Popup extensions NOT being saved

I have a website stored in the popup exceptions. Yet every time I go to that website, Firefox blocks the popup, despite the fact that the URL/URI stored in the settings i… (read more)

I have a website stored in the popup exceptions. Yet every time I go to that website, Firefox blocks the popup, despite the fact that the URL/URI stored in the settings is EXACTLY the same as the URL/URI of the website being visited.

I then have to press 'allow' every time. Is there any workaround for this please ?

Also, I used to be able to download a PDF from sites directly, but now it goes to view the PDF and then I have to use the 'download' button. Surely there is a fix for this ?

Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on Kubuntu

Asked by oygle 7 hours ago

Last reply by oygle 7 hours ago

all my email folders disappeared

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared.… (read more)

I was having trouble with a website so went to Mozilla for help. Followed some of the instructions for removing cookies. Somehow ALL of my email folders have disappeared. Literally decades of saved emails. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by outdoorsygal 6 hours ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 hours ago

how do I prevent Firefox from automatically reloading a webpage

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it g… (read more)

Some webpages cause the browser to automatically reload them at periodic intervals. Sometimes these intervals are too short and in the middle of reading the webpage it gets reloaded.

How do I prevent Firefox from accepting a reload command from the webpage I am currently browsing?

I did not see an answer to this in the FAQ.

Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and answering if you choose to do so.

Asked by incoming 5 hours ago

Last reply by Terry 3 hours ago