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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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How do I export just ONE bookmark folder for copying to another computer?

I have multiple Bookmark folders. I want to export (and then import) just ONE of the folders to another computer. When I go through the EXPORT BOOKMARKS TO HTML proces… (read more)

I have multiple Bookmark folders. I want to export (and then import) just ONE of the folders to another computer.

When I go through the EXPORT BOOKMARKS TO HTML process the html document created contains ALL 18 FOLDERS even though at the time of creating the document, at the bottom of the export menu page in the "NAME" slot it showed just the name of the folder I wanted to export.

As far as I know there is no way to edit the html document to delete the unwanted folders. If there is, please share the information.

Thank you for your assistance.

Asked by Leah3 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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warn on quit

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to ac… (read more)

It's so frustrating that the keyboard shortcut for closing tabs is right beside the one to quit Firefox. I've lost countless hours because of this, and it's so easy to accidentally do. Is there a way to keep this from happening? A simple "Are you sure" confirmation dialog would be great, or I really like the Chrome "hold command-Q" to exit feature. This seemingly simple function is proving extremely difficult to accomplish.

Yes, I'm aware of session restore, but (1) It does not preserve my window arrangement. I use multiple desktops for various tasks, and they each have related browser windows. (2) I need to see webpages exactly as they were when I opened them. Sessions expire, dynamic pages are refreshed, content is removed etc. That is all lost.

I do not want to disable session restore completely. It can still be useful. But, I do not want to trigger session restore automatically every time. Manual activation is ideal.

regarding: "browser.tabs.warnOnClose" I do not want a warning for closing multiple tabs. I often have many windows open and that warning gets annoying. It also doesn't prevent me from accidentally quitting when I only have one tab open.

I tried setting browser.warnOnQuit to true, but it's ignored.

I simply want a confirmation when I use the keyboard shortcut to QUIT. That's it. No side effects. Can Firefox do this?

Asked by MountainManJoe 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do I switch from just seeing words and links to seeing a webpage?

A web page for an insurance company I deal with has switched to just text and hyperlinks. I need to view it as a webpage. How do I switch back? It may have switched due… (read more)

A web page for an insurance company I deal with has switched to just text and hyperlinks. I need to view it as a webpage. How do I switch back?

It may have switched due to a slow connection, but I need to see it as a webpage.

Now the page and any links I follow only open as text and links. No other webpage does this.

I can't find any way to switch it back.

Thanks for your help.

Asked by kb3guz01 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Spell checker not working

Hi Guys and Girls, For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working. I have a new MacBook Pro and set… (read more)

Hi Guys and Girls,

For the love of all that is keeping me alive at the moment please help solving the issue of spell checker not working.

I have a new MacBook Pro and setup Firfox by installing it and siging in to sync.

The spell checker does not underline the words as I type here or in Google or WhatsApp Web.

Also when I right click no language opion appears.

I does work in Gmail for some weird reason.

After follwing a suggestion of installing an add-on dictionary and resarting Firefox, no change came about.

See attached for more...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by schalas 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Yahoo intruded and set itself as default search, even though Google was and is still listed as default.

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click b… (read more)

Yahoo intruded and functions as default search, even though Google has been and is still designated as default in the settings. I removed Yahoo from the list of 1-click browsers, but that didn't affect its unwanted function as default search. This began out of the blue several days ago, and I have no idea how. I dislike Yahoo in general and have not been on that site. I'm getting really frustrated!

Asked by hejsan13 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Search with ctrl-k no longer works when keyword.enabled = false

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into searc… (read more)

For quite some time now I've had keyword.enabled set to false in my about:config because I don't like having the address bar try to autocomplete or turn things into search, when I do a ctrl-l.

I do like that I am still able to use ctrl-k to do a search when I need to. This would place a ? at the start of the field and whatever I type gets sent to search.

In a recent upgrade, ctrl-k still places the ? at the start of the address bar but doesn't send things to search. Instead, it now behaves as if I did a ctrl-l and typed in a bad URL.

I'm on Firefox 80 (on Fedora 32) but I can't be exactly sure which upgrade brought this change in behavior.

Is there a way to get the old behavior back? ctrl-l to enter a URL, ctrl-k to search.

Asked by Ed 2 years ago

Last reply by Mike Kaply 1 year ago

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sending page to my phone doesn't

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are en… (read more)

I use Send Tab to Device all the time. To my phone, my tablet, my work & home laptops. Except recently, the tab I send won't show up on my phone. Notifications are enabled. I can send from my phone to my work laptop. I can send from my work to home laptop. But to the phone, it says sent, and nothing ever arrives. Everything is synced. What else can I do?

Asked by Monica 2 years ago

Last reply by jtwcallahan2 1 year ago

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Firefox Sync not working

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem… (read more)

hey I used Firefox in my previous Windows, and even though the sync section of my account was active, I can not recover the data now. Is there a way to solve this problem?

Asked by Pouryanno 2 years ago

Last reply by Dale 2 years ago

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Update ruined pdfviewer design

Update came and I became furious that the pdfviewer is changed (I could write you a 300 page book why the forced UI and changes to user settings are terrible and hated ev… (read more)

Update came and I became furious that the pdfviewer is changed (I could write you a 300 page book why the forced UI and changes to user settings are terrible and hated everywhere). I would like to use the previous version (with the dark background), not this white version which burns out my eyes. I really hope that there is an option for this and only I could not find it.

Thanks in advance!

P.s: I do not want to install any themes/plugins/whatevers to solve this problem, the previous Firefox pdf viewer did not need them.

Asked by kopaszkukac69 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year 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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Main Facebook page not loading properly, but login page works and it does work in incognito mode.

Hi, upon waking up this morning, found out my facebook is not loading properly. Did try clearing the cache and still issue persist. The login page works fine, but when lo… (read more)

Hi, upon waking up this morning, found out my facebook is not loading properly. Did try clearing the cache and still issue persist. The login page works fine, but when logged in, its just plain blank. Did try logging in on incognito mode and it works as it should be. Can anyone help?

Asked by verserkis 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 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 spellchecker won't work, dispite having the dictionary installed.

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrj… (read more)

Okay. I've got an issue with the spellchecker that seems to be a bug. I installed the dictionary, and made sure it was on. However it won't detect even things like gfhjrjdjd as being misspelled. It's really annoying. It doesn't seem to be able to detect text boxes - even this one. There is no option to enable it with right click.

Asked by pjblackmoore 2 years ago

Last reply by Peter Spa Pan 1 year ago

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All Pinned And Open Tabs Lost ☹

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closin… (read more)

I got an error on one of my open or pinned tabs (do not recall which it was). I do not recall what the error was and did not screenshot it because I was sure that closing Firefox and restarting it would fix the issue. I did just that, closed Firefox and reopened it to find that ALL of my pinned and open tabs were GONE. This also happens if another instance of Firefox is opened and I close my main one first by accident and then close the other Firefox instance - ALL TABS LOST.

This is what I have done: • I started to restore the pinned tabs as I could remember what they were but I was not able to remember the open tabs that were not pinned • I searched for lost tabs on the web and on the Mozilla support site but was not able to find any useful help - most of it seems outdated or no long compatible with my version of Firefox. • I looked for the sessionrestore files on my local PC but could not find them - this must have changed in some version of Firefox between version 42 and version 82 that I have. • I looked in the AddOn store to find something that would help restore and prevent this issue - but found nothing. A very old post, from 2012, indicated one that did this but it is no longer available. • All of the Options in Firefox to restore previous session, reopen previous tabs and all that were blank.

This is VERY frustrating in that it results in lots of down time to recreate what was open and is equivalent to working on a document for days or weeks only to find out that the Microsoft file got corrupt or did not save properly.

I am using Firefox version 82.0.2 (64-bit).

Two questions: 1/ Is there any way I can get the pinned and open tabs back from the previous session? 2/ What can I do to avoid this issue EVER happening again.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by BBBB1290 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