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how to migrate firefox settings to an updated ubuntu os?

there's a new version of ubuntu out. I'd like to migrate to it, but I have a lot of bookmarks and quick links on the firefox I have running on Ubuntu (Version 16 I thin… (read more)

there's a new version of ubuntu out. I'd like to migrate to it, but I have a lot of bookmarks and quick links on the firefox I have running on Ubuntu (Version 16 I think). The newer version i believe is 18.

Thanks in advance,

Tom Kaminska

Asked by tjkaminska 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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How to get rid of the question "Are sure you wish to show your passwords?"?

Please, no body is ret**d enough to not know what he's doing in such pity case. I heard a legend there is about:config setting to get rid of that question. Security shoul… (read more)

Please, no body is ret**d enough to not know what he's doing in such pity case. I heard a legend there is about:config setting to get rid of that question.

Security should never think for the user. It should give option atleast like ("NEVER AGAIN"). Bad thing is that security treats every user as bunch of id**ts.

PS: I was seeking the support by Google search engine so I'm sure there was no solution for that.

Thanks for your support.

Asked by noideafornickname 3 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 years ago

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How to keep Firefox 56

I have "important" machines that haven't been upgraded to Quantum, and I have throw-away set ups where I've tried Quantum, and it's really terrible. It seems that yet-aga… (read more)

I have "important" machines that haven't been upgraded to Quantum, and I have throw-away set ups where I've tried Quantum, and it's really terrible. It seems that yet-again there is some new something added to FF (e.g., new essential UI control) where there's no explanation on what it does and how you use it. Chrome, of course, is much much much worse with UI navigation that is very difficult to understand. Things like:

- Seeing a list of open tabs. - Reloading a page. - Settings. - Locating cookies that I need to remove (because youtube has some limitation, so youtube cookies need to be flushed every month or so). - Inspecting cookies. - Discovering passwords/accounts that I've used before. - Useful add-ons that, largely, make FF look like that way it used to look. - Useful add-ons that block ads (ublock origin) - Useful add-ons that deal with Flash/etc. content (Chrome is completely useless on this) - Useful add-ons that deal with screwy memory usage that I have no control over (e.g., The Great Suspender) - Not having to change add-ons because of incompatibilities.

What FF developers don't understand is: a finely tuned Windows (or Mac) dialog box is much much much more useful than anything Javascript and HTML can do, e.g., even with the Windows 10 new UI paradigm, there's good ole Windows XP dialog boxes just a click or two away (like FF settings), which are easier to navigate because they are intuitive and repeatable (think: how can I describe this to someone over the phone who hasn't used this before).

I've supported many users over decades. It is very rare that a new FF feature will cause a user to say "hey, that's useful" - the typical response to FF upgrades is "it doesn't work the way it did, and the new way of working makes it harder". FF doesn't explain what Use Cases they are addressing and the rationale for changes, the changes just come. But now with Quantum, it is intolerable.

I just read some other incompatibilities it making the "Quantum" leap, such as bookmarks and passwords require manual important. Really? You're gonna make millions of users do this manually?

And two decades later, why is printing still broken? You can render all the elements on the screen, and you know how to display the whole page when I scroll up/down, so why can't you guys figure out how to send that to PDF or to a printer? (Screenshots don't work because they are low-res.) You can't figure out how to display a virtual page, tiled as separate pages (via a page description language like PDF or PS), and then send them to the printer driver?

I'm not sure what all the rush is on browser speed: for most users, their browser is idle >99% of the time as they read the page. But for all this speed, we pay for it in zillion little changes over time that just add up to: I don't want any more changes, I get no benefit from them, and there is huge/significant disruption having to reconfigure the browser every couple of months (heck, we're up to version 60 now!), but we tolerate these unwelcome changes because:

(1) the users are scared of security issues that can take over our machines, so changes must be Good;

(2) the users feel "I'm older, and this might be younger people who need all this change" and these users compensate with "ok, even though I'm older, I don't want to feel like I'm Old and Cranky, and so I'll be hip/cool/whatever by accepting the latest changes that surely must come from the younger folk, even though they don't help me and make my browser harder to use".

In other words, given the choice between consistency and usability vs. speed, I'd take the former.

Maybe there are developers who would like to stick with pre-Quantum FF and focus upon stability and usability, rather the introduction a new UI every handful of months?

How can we keep FF 56?

Asked by Frank Farance 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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How can I make new browser windows open in the exact same position, without shifting sideways every time?

Autistic user has difficulty with changed window position. Is there a way to have browser windows stack exactly on top of each other without using fullscreen windows, we … (read more)

Autistic user has difficulty with changed window position. Is there a way to have browser windows stack exactly on top of each other without using fullscreen windows, we have to use a giant HDTV for a monitor because of visual impairment and it's not practical to use fullscreen windows.

Asked by unclemoose 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to recover Bookmarks, history etc from corrupt Windows profile

I have a corrupt Windows profile that refuses to be repaired and I can't boot into it, so I need to grab what I can from the Windows Profile files and/or registry , I am … (read more)

I have a corrupt Windows profile that refuses to be repaired and I can't boot into it, so I need to grab what I can from the Windows Profile files and/or registry , I am particularly interested in the bookmarks, history but also the look and feel customisation of the toolbars etc.

I am aware that some of the data will be in the following folder

C:\Users\User1\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxx.default C:\Users\User1\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\xxxxxx.default

Are there any other folders that need to be copied?

Once copied to a new windows profile is it enough to rename the xxxxxx.default folders above to yyyyyyy.default filename for the new profile or are there registry and/or filename changes required within other files?

Is there a utility that may make this easier?

Asked by FirefoxUser72345 2 years ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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Will my session manager get uninstalled if I update my Firefox?

Hi I need to update my Firefox but I use session manager add on and last time I updated my Firefox my session manager got uninstalled I don't want my session manager to b… (read more)

Hi I need to update my Firefox but I use session manager add on and last time I updated my Firefox my session manager got uninstalled I don't want my session manager to be uninstalled again What do I have to do to make sure I my session manager doesn't get uninstalled again?

Asked by Lizzy1990 3 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 3 years ago

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Unexplained Exception Errors in Console

Often I am on a page and it will hang for a bit, so I resorted to having the Browser Console open when visiting some of the pages where I have noticed it happening to see… (read more)

Often I am on a page and it will hang for a bit, so I resorted to having the Browser Console open when visiting some of the pages where I have noticed it happening to see what if any errors are presented in the console that might shed light on that.

Well, I can't say I didn't get what I asked for, hundreds of thrown exceptions but frankly I can't make sense of them and when trying to research them, all Mozilla says is that its a generic error where we shove anything we don't know how to explain, so that's immensely helpful - not.

So I am hoping someone here has seen this or at least knows how to figure out what it is and what's causing it beyond, its a generic error for things we don't know and so therefore there is not actual helpful resource :)

In particular, it says it is from ThreadSafeDevToolsUtils.js:88 but looking at it provides literally no helpful insight.

Here is the error (hundreds of them, but I'll give you just one copy):

"Handler function threw an exception: [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE) [nsITraceableChannel.setNewListener]" nsresult: "0x80004005 (NS_ERROR_FAILURE)" location: "JS frame :: resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js :: _setupResponseListener :: line 1262" data: no] Stack: _setupResponseListener@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1262:28 _createNetworkEvent@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1138:5 _onRequestHeader@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1163:5 NetworkMonitor.prototype.observeActivity<@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/webconsole/network-monitor.js:1015:7 exports.makeInfallible/<@resource://gre/modules/commonjs/toolkit/loader.js -> resource://devtools/shared/ThreadSafeDevToolsUtils.js:109:14 Line: 1262, column: 0"

/**

* Report that |who| threw an exception, |exception|.
*/

exports.reportException = function reportException(who, exception) {

 const msg = `${who} threw an exception: ${exports.safeErrorString(exception)}`;
 dump(msg + "\n");
 if (typeof console !== "undefined" && console && console.error) {
-->   console.error(msg);
 }

};

Does anyone have a clue what is going on here and can help clarify things for me please?

Asked by GµårÐïåñ 2 years ago

Last reply by Shadow110 2 years ago

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Bookmark all tabs alwways creates new folder

So i want to put these bookmarks with the the rest i have in a folder but everytime i try and select it it will always make anewfolder within that one. part from doing it… (read more)

So i want to put these bookmarks with the the rest i have in a folder but everytime i try and select it it will always make anewfolder within that one. part from doing it one by one is there any way?

Asked by MajorFoley 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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'Refresh Firefox' Should NOT be named that, and it should be made clear what it does

I could find no way of registering this major complaint, and was only further irritated by the obtuse approach to feedback ("Firefox makes me sad/makes me happy") - I'm p… (read more)

I could find no way of registering this major complaint, and was only further irritated by the obtuse approach to feedback ("Firefox makes me sad/makes me happy") - I'm posting this hear so that actual people will read it, others will be about to websearch its discussion, and something might change:

When Firefox has had trouble loading, it sometimes displays an innocuous looking dialogue box asking whether you'd like to run in safe mode or "refresh Firefox". What it is actually asking is if you would like to wipe Firefox, erase your profile, return to factory settings. I previously made the infuriating mistake of choosing refresh because that term is understood to mean 'reload' e.g. refresh a web page, like switching something off then on again—not erasing something and replacing it with a blank empty slate.

As this happened a while back and I'm not risking it again by clicking the option, I don't recall what the full description was but it certainly did not make clear what "refreshing" entailed and to have it presented as a solution for something so minor and nonproblematic as loading slower than usual only ensures more and more users will fall victim to this. Considering the browser defaults to warning the user when they're closing tabs, it's absurd that such a nuclear option is suggested so flippantly and without transparency.

Asked by RiCDavid 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 years ago

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3 rows login

It seems that FF can only remember 2 rows or fields of login forms. When I fill a login form that has 3 or more fields FF only remembers and stores 2 fields. Looking at … (read more)

It seems that FF can only remember 2 rows or fields of login forms. When I fill a login form that has 3 or more fields FF only remembers and stores 2 fields. Looking at the stored user/password data (about-security-login) there are only 2 fields stored: username and passwords. what happens where a website wants 3 fields to be filled in? Is this cannot be stored by FF?

Asked by meirkogman 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 12 months ago

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When are you going to bring back SESSION MANAGER to work with versions above 56?? Are you reading user feedback?? Or you don't give a crap about users??

When are you going to bring back SESSION MANAGER to work with versions above 56?? Are you reading user feedback?? Or you don't give a crap about users?? DO YOU?? That is … (read more)

When are you going to bring back SESSION MANAGER to work with versions above 56?? Are you reading user feedback?? Or you don't give a crap about users?? DO YOU?? That is my question!!

[Profanity removed by moderator. Please read Mozilla Support rules and guidelines, thanks.]

Asked by PeevedOffUser69 3 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 3 years ago

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GUI not painting in right position since I changed GFX card, what setting/s might be influencing this?

I'm using a variant called Waterfox Portable, it was behaving just fine until I changed my GFX card, I can still use it but I had to enable my menu bar at which point the… (read more)

I'm using a variant called Waterfox Portable, it was behaving just fine until I changed my GFX card, I can still use it but I had to enable my menu bar at which point the whole window paints just above the screen (about -50px), if I don't enable the menu bar the address bar gets cut off instead from being painted yet the whole GUI behaves as though it is painted as a result I have to click below what I want to get what I want. Is there anyone who knows how to potentially fix this?

Asked by zxuiji 2 years ago

Last reply by WestEnd 2 years ago

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Firefox Tab Crashing Randomly

Firefox 56.0.2 Crash Report [@ mozilla::dom::workers::serviceWorkerScriptCache::`anonymous namespace'::CompareNetwork::OnStreamComplete ] https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/… (read more)

Firefox 56.0.2 Crash Report [@ mozilla::dom::workers::serviceWorkerScriptCache::`anonymous namespace'::CompareNetwork::OnStreamComplete ]

https://crash-stats.mozilla.com/report/index/01442438-1105-4efa-b3a7-06a2f0180916

So... I know I have a bit of an older version of firefox... skipping right over that...

I had the strangest experience today. I was on https://mangapark.me and suddenly I got a crashed tab error. I don't normally get these and when I do its normally a very rare fluke. This time though it just kept happening. I had read about 10-20 pages on the site before this started to happen. I restarted firefox... restarted the computer... kept happening.

Stranger is that it started to happen on Interpals, Facebook, and YouTube... but then stopped... then started... then stopped again.... It also happened on other manga websites but now has stopped again.... now it seems to be very only mangapark.me

So... in the process of trying to figure out what was going on I loaded firefox in a separate instance and profile and for a good while it worked just fine... then the same issues....

Any ideas?

Asked by UNATCOClerk 2 years ago

Last reply by user633449 2 years ago

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When I accidently double click in the blue browzer bar, firefox puts every single open window away. How do I stop this

I occasionally double click to drag an open window to a new location. When I double click in the top bar of the firefox browser, any open windows are put away, not closed… (read more)

I occasionally double click to drag an open window to a new location. When I double click in the top bar of the firefox browser, any open windows are put away, not closed...which destroys the link, but put away like clicking on the minus sign in the upper right blue bar that is next to the "fill page" icon and the red X that destroys the link. This may be a property of MS8.1 POS or it might be Firefox. I am sick and tired of having to open all these windows one by one each time my finger "stutters" producing a rapid double click. I have tried changing single click and double click response delays, but that does not help either. The morons that wrote MS8.1 load the keystrokes instantly without checking timing. Also, does anyone know of an operating system that emulates the MS NT system without all the F------ "features" that pervade later OSes??? Many Thanks for your suggestions!!!

Asked by BIGAL6699 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Themes for 56.0.2? - Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

Hotfix for Firefox bug 1548973 (armagaddon 2.0) mitigation is installed. All themes tried fail with "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." … (read more)

Hotfix for Firefox bug 1548973 (armagaddon 2.0) mitigation is installed.

All themes tried fail with "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt."

Asked by indigian 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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When opening a new tab, it shows my screensaver, not my recently visited websites/pages. How do I fix this?

When I turn on my computer (Windows 10) and open the browser (Waterfox browser), it opens to the pages I used last, which is what I want. But, when I open a new tab (by c… (read more)

When I turn on my computer (Windows 10) and open the browser (Waterfox browser), it opens to the pages I used last, which is what I want. But, when I open a new tab (by clicking on the +), it opens with a view of my screensaver plus the time/weather info instead of opening with a group of thumbnails for my most visited sites/pages. How can I change that? Have looked this up & it refers to an "options tool" that is supposed to be in the right corner of the new tab page but there isn't anything like that. When I go to the Menu, I can find this option but there is nothing listed under Tabs to show I want a new tab to open with my most recent visits. New tabs always opened before with thumbnails of my most recently visited sites/pages. This just started two days ago.

Asked by SUNSHINE47 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago