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Why is deleting histrory is way harder than anyone thinks?

If you are signed into Firefox, and you have multiple devices, like a desktop PC, a laptop, a raspberry pi, and all of them have Firefox-beta and Firefox-developer-editio… (read more)

If you are signed into Firefox, and you have multiple devices, like a desktop PC, a laptop, a raspberry pi, and all of them have Firefox-beta and Firefox-developer-edition, deleting history isn't a child's play, it can hours of work!

For example, A month ago, I deleted the older histories from my laptop. If you delete many histories, Firefox will slowly consume all your system's available RAM unless you kill it, ok fine, probably Firefox is written the inefficient way.

Then I turned on my raspberry Pi. And all my hard-work of deleting history got synced with my laptop. Ok I deleted them again.

Then I turned on my Computer... Oh No! Again it got synced... They say patience is the key to success (here success is deleting histories).

Then I realized that I had a tonne of virtual machines, I use them once a month maybe. Executing Firefox on them would sync them again or so. So I had to put myself in a state of meditation to remind my subconscious mind to remember to delete the ~/.mozilla/ directory whenever I open my virtual machines.

I am a mere human, I might not have patience like the Firefox devs, I can't waste months deleting histories, I have other works to do. So I went to the Firefox sign in page, signed in, disconnected all the devices, removed the ~/.mozilla/ directory, then logged in again, synced, deleted histories, and then slowly I singed in to all the devices.

In Firefox, forgiving your past is not that easy. So what do you think is it a child's play to delete your histories?

Asked by Sourav 2 months ago

Why changing theme requires the patience of god?

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile." I am not a god, but a mere human. God may have the patience to chang… (read more)

"God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile."

I am not a god, but a mere human. God may have the patience to change Firefox theme of his laptop, sync his other computer, and change both of his computer's theme to the "default" one. He might then change both of his computer's and laptop's themes, and turn on his raspberry pi, and all the three computers now has the "default" theme.

These things were like this for ages. I think I am wrong thinking sync shouldn't work this way. Say in google, when you type something, it's saved to your search history, you remove it from one device, then it's gone from all the devices. But maybe Firefox devs think sync is merely syncing all the devices together.

There should be a timestamp in sync. When you change one theme in the future, you should change it for all the devices. You shouldn't change your laptop's theme to the desktop ones again because simply it should override the theme on the Firefox server.

"Tis strange - but true; for truth is always strange; Stranger than fiction"

Yes, yes, reality is strange, changing a thing in Firefox in future syncs all the works from the past. It's messes up everything, the data isn't updated to the server, rather I don't know what kind of convoluted thing it does to perplex mere humans.

What do you think? Should sync mess up with all the devices?

Asked by Sourav 2 months ago

I keep getting this error: "This add-on could not be downloaded because of connection failure,"

I AM TRYING TO ADD WIKIBUY TO BROWSER BUT WILL NOT DO IT. PLEASE LOOK AT AT MY UPLOADED IMAGE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT TO DO IF ANYTHING. USING FIREFOX 76 IN BETA MODE … (read more)

I AM TRYING TO ADD WIKIBUY TO BROWSER BUT WILL NOT DO IT. PLEASE LOOK AT AT MY UPLOADED IMAGE AND LET ME KNOW WHAT TO DO IF ANYTHING. USING FIREFOX 76 IN BETA MODE

Asked by DOUGLAS A GIFFORD 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

How to make firefox save the volume levels set by pulseaudio (pavucontrol)?

I'm using Firefox 76 on Arch Linux. Typically, I set the volume levels for applications using pavucontrol, the pulseaudio utility. When I'm watching any sort of media str… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 76 on Arch Linux. Typically, I set the volume levels for applications using pavucontrol, the pulseaudio utility.

When I'm watching any sort of media stream in Firefox, Youtube for example, I'll adjust the volume of the stream using the "Firefox: Audio Stream" slider that shows up in pavucontrol's playback section. This works fine. My problem however, is that when I scroll back and forth in the video, refresh the page, or move to another video in the playlist, the slider in pavucontrol immediately jumps back up to 100%, ignoring the value I had just previously set. I want to know how to make the change I made in pavucontrol persist.

This can be mitigated by using the in browser volume controls (the youtube volume slider), but these are usually quite small and don't offer as much control as the pavucontrol sliders do. Something else to note is that if I go into Firefox's about:config and set media.volume_scale to a value greater than 1, the pavucontrol sliders begin to act how I would like them to (not resetting to 100%). However, upon doing this audio streams now start at 0% volume, and the in-browser "mute" button is broken (sets the volume to 0, but won't change it back).

Is there any way to achieve this behavior in Firefox? Literally every other browser I've tried just doesn't mess with my audio settings, so it's quite frustrating. This problem has persisted for years.

Asked by Ryan 2 months ago

default

Hi there, with the most recent Windows update, I cannot make Firefox my default browser automatically. It always asks me to confirm when I restart, then I have to go and… (read more)

Hi there,

with the most recent Windows update, I cannot make Firefox my default browser automatically.  It always asks me to confirm when I restart, then I have to go and change it from Edge back to Firefox.  I have looked at so many videos and read so many article's but they are mostly outdated. The one's that might work, seem the scariest, like registry stuff and all.  Also it opens some links in Edge.

Am I stuck with Edge forever?

Asked by alpine1625 2 months ago

How can I select the monitor to display maximized web videos?

I display Firefox on a large external monitor, but when I maximize a web video Firefox shifts to my MacBook Pro laptop screen. Firefox fills the screen, but only a portio… (read more)

I display Firefox on a large external monitor, but when I maximize a web video Firefox shifts to my MacBook Pro laptop screen. Firefox fills the screen, but only a portion of the video can be seen. Also, when I press ESC to exit the maximized video, Firefox shifts back to the external monitor but the window is quite small. This is a rather new situation. What I want is for web videos that are maximized to display on my external monitor and, upon exiting maximize mode, for Firefox to revert to the window size that existed before the web video was maximized.

Note that when I maximize the Firefox window (not the video maximize control) it performs properly. Also, I don't have any of these issues when using Safari.

Will appreciate any help you can offer.

Thanks.

Asked by Jack50 2 months ago

I am getting warning messages when I restart firefox

the warning is from my bitdefender total security "We blocked this fraudulent page for your protection: https://www.americasmarketingmotivator.com/ Fraudulent pages use d… (read more)

the warning is from my bitdefender total security "We blocked this fraudulent page for your protection: https://www.americasmarketingmotivator.com/ Fraudulent pages use deceptive techniques with the intent of obtaining unlawful gain. For example, a fake online shop can trick the victim into sending money in advance without delivering the order"

Asked by jackv1 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

Browser hijacking issue

Hi, I noticed that when I visited Facebook.com the back button gets grayed out. As if Facebook.com was my first visited page on that tab. How can I prevent this? This is… (read more)

Hi, I noticed that when I visited Facebook.com the back button gets grayed out. As if Facebook.com was my first visited page on that tab. How can I prevent this? This isn't an issue on Chrome. Is there a solution somewhere? Will this be fixed soon?

Cheers!

Asked by pepeu 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

How to move context menu after text selection?

When using Firefox for Windows 10 on a tablet, if you want to select a sentence instead of a word then then context menu always appears at the exact place where you can e… (read more)

When using Firefox for Windows 10 on a tablet, if you want to select a sentence instead of a word then then context menu always appears at the exact place where you can extend the selection. So you can't. Say you want to select and copy 3 words you long-tap the first word, but when you try to make the selection cover the next 2 words the selector is UNDER the context menu so you can't extend the selection.

Not sure whether this is a bug or not but it's terrible for mobile users. Is there a way to always have 1 cm distance between the selected word and the menu so you can pull the selector to the right or so?

Tnx...

drftr

Asked by bekpekker 2 months ago

On Firefox for Mac, when I switch mac accounts Firefox freezes when I return from another account

On Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4, if I'm logged into mac account X and launch Firefox, then I switch to mack account Y, when return back to mac account X my Firefox browser fre… (read more)

On Mac OS Catalina 10.15.4, if I'm logged into mac account X and launch Firefox, then I switch to mack account Y, when return back to mac account X my Firefox browser freezes. I usually have to quit Firefox and restart it to get it working again.

Not sure if others are having this issue, but would appreciate a fix if possible.

Asked by todd16 2 months ago

The page isn’t redirecting properly No help options fix this.

I tried all the options available to fix the redirecting problem. Cleared history and cache/cookies uninstall and reinstall firefox No change The page works in IE All the… (read more)

I tried all the options available to fix the redirecting problem.

Cleared history and cache/cookies uninstall and reinstall firefox No change

The page works in IE

All the help pages and videos is pre-2020. Can this be a Firefox update problem?

Asked by info2369 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 months ago

Synchronisation der neuen Tab-Umgebungen (Firefox Multi-Account Container) nicht möglich - unterschiedliche Sichheitseinstellungen ?

1. Ich möchte auf allen Geräten die gleiche Tab-Umgebung (Firefox Multi-Account Container) haben, da ich die vorgegebenen Tabs des Multi Account Containers umbenannt und… (read more)

1. Ich möchte auf allen Geräten die gleiche Tab-Umgebung (Firefox Multi-Account Container) haben, da ich die vorgegebenen Tabs des Multi Account Containers umbenannt und die Anzahl erweitert habe. Eine Möglichkeit zur Synchronisation hierzu finde ich in den Einstellungen jedoch nicht.

2. Ich möchte für die Tabs unterschiedlich strenge Sicherheitseinstellungen anlegen. Ich sehe jedoch keine Möglichkeit hierzu, außer, dass ich das Programm Firefox für jede Tab-Umgebung separat öffne und dann die Sicherheitseinstellungen abändere. Ich habe dann das Programm Firefox vielleicht 5 oder 6 x am Bildschirm geöffnet.

Google Translation:

1.I want to have the same tab environment (Firefox Multi-Account Container) on all devices, because I renamed the given tabs of the Multi Account Container and expanded the number. However, I do not find a way to synchronize this in the settings.

2. I want to create different security settings for the tabs. However, I see no way of doing this, except that I open the Firefox program for each tab environment separately and then change the security settings. I then opened the Firefox program maybe 5 or 6 times on the screen.

Asked by Hedwig F. Bieber 2 months ago

How do I get the "Mind the Time" add-on to work please? The hourglass icon is there but nothing is happening.

Hello. I've added Mind the Time add-on. When I click on the hourglass, I get a drop down menu "Show summary page", then three options of "Timer on", then one "Timer off… (read more)

Hello. I've added Mind the Time add-on.

  • When I click on the hourglass, I get a drop down menu "Show summary page", then three options of "Timer on", then one "Timer off.
  • Only the "Show summary page" responds.
  • I would like to use the green "timer on" option..... no dice.

Can you please help? Thanks and regards, Dave.

Asked by Dave 2 months ago

Last reply by McCoy 2 months ago

Email Link freezes Firefox for twenty seconds

Win10 - I was originally using a 3rd party addon, and experiencing this problem. I tried a few of them and they all did the same thing: the screen froze for about 20 seco… (read more)

Win10 - I was originally using a 3rd party addon, and experiencing this problem. I tried a few of them and they all did the same thing: the screen froze for about 20 seconds, then switched over to a new email in my Outlook (desktop) program, which had already been open (i.e. FF didn't have to wait for the program to open). I tried this from Chrome, and it worked instantly (so, the underlying functions work just fine). I got rid of the addon (I had tried a few of them) and just used the built-in Alf-F "Email link" function; it did the same thing. Right now my only quick method is to use Chrome, but I'd prefer Firefox instead. I appreciate any help.

Asked by rich_vanasse 2 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

Scroll not working

Mouse Scroll not working. I wish to scroll up and down the page. However, the scroll causes the web page to change. the scroll has a virus and when I use the scroll, the … (read more)

Mouse Scroll not working. I wish to scroll up and down the page. However, the scroll causes the web page to change. the scroll has a virus and when I use the scroll, the web page goes back to the previous page. This is frustration. Has to be a virus or a glitch because no one in their right mind would change a mouse scroll to change pages, that makes no sense.

Asked by Bad Matt 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago