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Solved: Firefox opens external links in a new window AND new profile, instead of using the in-use browser settings

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr. I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work. I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock -… (read more)

This is in Linux Mint 18, Fx 52.3.7 esr.

I'm posting this for others benefit, if some standard fixes don't work.

I'll cut to the chase. Once upon a...oops, sorry, Rock - wrong hat. One day links opened from external apps stopped opening in tabs in the current window as they had done for eons. I read numerous articles & posts on sites, including https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1193456 various fixes, which worked for some.

In mine, external links started opening a new window, using a different, old profile, but used the current Fx version. Changing the 3 about:config prefs mentioned in the linked post above, that control link opening behavior wasn't my problem or a solution. Also, disabled TabMix Plus, that has tab opening settings. Nada.

Even though I've used one profile almost exclusively since Jan. 2018, external links recently started opening in an old profile & new window. At first I thought it might be a desktop file issue, as some paths in old Fx launchers commands no longer existed. Cleaning out the defunct ones was a good idea but no solution.

I discovered the same old profile was always called by links in external applications. That lead to finding the old profile was back to the default profile in the profile manager. I edited the profiles.ini file (usually in the root "firefox" folder containing the profiles) & made the new profile the default. No change in link opening.

(you can access profile manager even if firefox is running, using the command: firefox -P -no-remote Don't monkey around with anything unless you know what you're doing or get help.

The old profile being set as default probably shouldn't have made external links open in a "new window" even if the profile in use wasn't the "default", because the Fx version in use said it WAS the default browser.

It wasn't the whole problem. The 3 about:config prefs are about links opening in same or new window, not, "open a different profile for external links only." That may be a bug or coded behavior that KB articles I've seen don't discuss.

The new Fx version & new profile still showed "Firefox is currently your default browser," and "Always check if Firefox is your default browser" was checked, as it had been. It said that, but wasn't respecting it.

I thought I'd outsmart the external apps & move the old profile. That just made them mad & complained that "the profile (or files?) you're trying to access (the old profile) can't be located," so links from external apps wouldn't open.

I checked Preferences > General tab again after hiding the old profile and now it said, "Firefox is NOT your default browser, moron." Little harsh. Somehow, as long as the old profile was accessible, even after the corrections - that I've done many times over years, external links were hell bent on using the old profile, long after it WASN'T the default.

Asked by Joebt 3 years ago

Answered by Joebt 3 years ago

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Random Crush on 56.0.2.

Hello. I am currently on 56.0.2. 64 bit. Everything was ok but i accidently hit update button (the message was my browser version is very old etc) and I cancel installing… (read more)

Hello. I am currently on 56.0.2. 64 bit. Everything was ok but i accidently hit update button (the message was my browser version is very old etc) and I cancel installing and now i can't do anything because FF randomly crushes. Please help. Running on win 7. And please say if i have to load crush log here. idk where took it. Ah, and i try reinstall FF, some other versions etc all doesnt help. P.S. i think something from Quantum damaged my profile and that causing crushes.

Asked by SierraVM 3 years ago

Answered by SierraVM 3 years ago

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Bing hijacking Google in Firefox 56.0.2 (64-bit).

This very weird problem started a few days ago, and only in Firefox. I'll open Google enter my search and the results briefly appear in Google, only to be hijacked by Bin… (read more)

This very weird problem started a few days ago, and only in Firefox. I'll open Google enter my search and the results briefly appear in Google, only to be hijacked by Bing showing the same search and it's results.

Asked by dfc99 2 years ago

Answered by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Power failure corrupted logins.json

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks..… (read more)

After a momentary brown-out, seems the logins.json file was corrupted. I see a file logins.json.corrupt. All it contains are binary zeroes. Any way to fix this?? Thanks...

Asked by tomtp 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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How can I update Firefox, but keep the old look?

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surel… (read more)

I'm currently using version 56.0, 32-bit. Back when Firefox announced the "All New Look", I was nervous, but knew that Firefox had always been there over the years. Surely they wouldn't screw up a good thing.

Well, you did! I upgraded Firefox back then. I had been current with updates before that time. The upgrade wiped out all of my info and did a fresh install. If THAT'S not bad enough, I couldn't find any way to get the look/feel of the old Firefox back again.

We have VERY slow internet here, and we're also running Windows 7. I WILL NOT UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10!! Before that happens, I'll switch over to some version of Linux - which I've been putting off for a long time. If I have to change the way Firefox looks and works, then I might as well make that change. But before I do, I need to know if there's any way to keep the updated Firefox looking/working like the older version on a Windows 7 PC??

Asked by km446453 2 years ago

Answered by km446453 2 years ago

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Is there a fix for Firefox version 56.02 which would allow me to recover the usage of all my extensions and add-ons, INCLUDING Reminderfox?

I kept Firefox version 56.02 (on both my Win 10 laptop & Win 7 desktop) so I could still use Reminderfox, one of the features which made me prefer Firefox to other br… (read more)

I kept Firefox version 56.02 (on both my Win 10 laptop & Win 7 desktop) so I could still use Reminderfox, one of the features which made me prefer Firefox to other browsers. With the current issues over Mozilla's blocking of extensions/add-ons, and the only fix I'm aware of involving upgrading to the latest Firefox version, it doesn't seem there is any way forward that would allow me to continue with Firefox + Reminderfox.

Asked by mcmlxiii 2 years ago

Answered by McCoy 2 years ago

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after latest update from 32 to 64 Firefox crashes

Excuse me for my bad Engelisch. I use Firefox and could always update without problems. I use with W7 ultimate and my version of FIrefox at this moment for a lang time a… (read more)

Excuse me for my bad Engelisch. I use Firefox and could always update without problems. I use with W7 ultimate and my version of FIrefox at this moment for a lang time allready is 56.0 (32 bits). I would like to update to the 64 bits version, but when I did this, Firefox crashed. I tried it several times, but no succes. I could not start Firefox without a crash. So I quit updating. But it has to lang ago that I had a update. What is the solusion? Please help me.

Asked by opabaas 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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Is there a known issue for the GUI not displaying pages correctly, in some cases I get like a split, and the two parts disply in the wrong order.

I have taken some screenshots to show what I look at every time I update to a version 57+ I did try updated versions as they became available, in case my problem had b… (read more)

I have taken some screenshots to show what I look at every time I update to a version 57+ I did try updated versions as they became available, in case my problem had been fixed, but it gets so annoying that I roll back again.

The Image upload feature doesn't appear to be working here so I uploaded some screen grabs to Imgur.

Only displaying part of the page: https://i.imgur.com/9gsgekO.png https://i.imgur.com/FfwLP6b.png

Images and other page details disappear: https://i.imgur.com/s7W7Seg.png

Pages are split and do not display in one piece: https://i.imgur.com/l8FPFdF.png

It's not my graphics drivers or anything else, everything is up to date. I roll back to 56.0.2 (32-bit) and this solves the issue. I am having the same problems on two machines running Win7. Cheers, Keith

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1 Intel Core i5 4440 @ 3.10GHz 47 °C Haswell 22nm Technology RAM 16.0GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 666MHz (9-9-9-24) Motherboard ASRock B85M Pro4 (CPUSocket) 38 °C Graphics: C27F390 (1920x1080@59Hz) C27F390 (1920x1080@59Hz) Intel HD Graphics 4600 (ASRock) 2048MB ATI AMD Radeon R7 370 Series (ASUStek Computer Inc) 46 °C CrossFire Disabled

Asked by Keith-E 3 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 years ago

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WYSIWYG printing in Firefox without showing expanded link addresses?

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at addi… (read more)

Cannot get Firefox to print or print preview without expanding all link addresses. Sorry this section so short but fourth time typing due to page errors and hangs at adding file image.

Asked by MarkHHunt 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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Message "Update Firefox"

I always receive a message which tell me that I should update my Firefox. I use Firefox 56.0.2 and I don't want to update my Firefox because new Firefox is absolutely ter… (read more)

I always receive a message which tell me that I should update my Firefox. I use Firefox 56.0.2 and I don't want to update my Firefox because new Firefox is absolutely terrible for me. And I don't want to see this message in the top of my page. Why I should look at it? How I can disable this message? Thanks.

Asked by DonMaestro 2 years ago

Answered by DonMaestro 2 years ago

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Cannot index emails in one folder only

Hi, I've lost the indexing in one of my folders and have tried the tips of deleting the folder and re-starting Firefox but nothing seems to work. I can see the emails in … (read more)

Hi, I've lost the indexing in one of my folders and have tried the tips of deleting the folder and re-starting Firefox but nothing seems to work. I can see the emails in user/appdata/roaming/thunderbird/profiles/qkudlafn.default/mail/pop.clara.net/inbox.sbd nut when i search my whole machine for global-messages-db.sqlite it doesn't exist even after re-starting Firefox. I've updated FF in case that forced a re-index but no joy. I'm stuck (and can't deal with more work enquiries until I resolve this - please help! PS I have a qkudlafn.default(1) folder as well but not sure why.

Asked by AndyT-R 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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I allow NO cookies, yet cookies (both 1st & 3rd party) are still being set

I can't decide if this is a Firefox problem or not, but I'm starting here because it makes the most sense to me. I do not allow any cookies to be stored except by the ex… (read more)

I can't decide if this is a Firefox problem or not, but I'm starting here because it makes the most sense to me. I do not allow any cookies to be stored except by the exception list . But when cleaning up my PC at end of day, I notice all these cookies in my CCleaner that should not be there I do have other browsers installed, but never use them & their privacy settings are set to block all cookies as well. Anyone have any clues as to what is going on? Thanks in advance.

I could not seem to be able to add any images so I hope this works... [img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/40451042655_b73d92d928.jpg/img [img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/879/41346455381_a10b096127.jpg/img

Asked by tcfox 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 years ago

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I received this - "Help us improve Mozilla Support (link included)" - but the link does not work.

Presumably this is really from Mozilla because I clicked on a "Dis-satisfied" query the other day - it's from "Madalina from Mozilla Support <invites@mailer.surveygiz… (read more)

Presumably this is really from Mozilla because I clicked on a "Dis-satisfied" query the other day - it's from "Madalina from Mozilla Support <invites@mailer.surveygizmo.com> ".

It has a link to start the survey, but the link does not work., so maybe it's bogus.

Asked by JohnK626 2 years ago

Answered by Madasan 2 years ago

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Separate Start and Home Pages

One of the reasons I'm still using 56 is that the start page preference and home page preference are separate. I can set the browser to start with a blank page, but then … (read more)

One of the reasons I'm still using 56 is that the start page preference and home page preference are separate. I can set the browser to start with a blank page, but then if I wish to quickly go to my home page I can just click on the icon in the address bar. Don't know why this feature was downgraded in the new versions, but I'd like to update - so how can I make this be so in the new version of Firefox? I want to set the start page different from the home page like 56.

Asked by matieusinjon 10 months ago

Answered by matieusinjon 9 months ago

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Searchengines window, i want a list of searchengines, not tiles without text

I'm sticking with an older version of Firefox, because i have a list of searchengines that i use. But i don't know them only by icon. so i want if i click the searchbar, … (read more)

I'm sticking with an older version of Firefox, because i have a list of searchengines that i use. But i don't know them only by icon.

so i want if i click the searchbar, a LIST of my searchengines and not only icons. ( see picture i have uploaded )

way back you could in the about:config change the setting : browser.search.showOneOffButtons that did not work anymore, but then i got on this forum the tip to use CLASSICTHEMERESTORER, and there was indeed the option to get the classic search back :)

but NOW, with the latest Firefox.. this also does not work anymore :) So i'm back here for help, HELP!  :p

Thanks in advance, best regards, dinny

Asked by dinny 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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tab bar add-on?

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space … (read more)

Is there any add-on for the latest Firefox that deal with tab-bar? I'm looking for one that would allow hiding the tab-bar when there's only one tab open (bit more space to use) and where the opened tabs go (to the end preferably).

Asked by kuopiofi 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago