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Lost bookmarks when synced

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer… (read more)

How can I retrieve lost bookmarks? Syncing between two Firefox browsers replaced my newer bookmarks with the bookmarks of my less-often used browser. I expected the newer bookmarks to appear on the other browser. But instead the more-often used browser now has the same bookmarks as the less-oft used one.

Asked by Terry 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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random characters when typing

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9n… (read more)

In FF I get random characters when typing in the address bar, print to pdf, save to file name bars. Only happens in FF, other programs and browsers work fine. t88 s1nt9nc1 tya1d 9n n8t1aadp

Asked by mcardena 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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After a computer crash, most of my folders on the bookmarks menu have vanished. How do I restore those? Thanks

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to cr… (read more)

As a researcher and writer I'm constantly on the web, and have many downloaded book marks that were organized by folders on the Menu bar. But this old laptop seems to crash frequently when I'm using Firefox. After the most recent crash most of the folders had vanished - three did not.

How can I restore those missing folders to the menu bar? Redoing them is a possibility, but would take a great deal of time.

Thanks,

DMS

Asked by rangerdon 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Developer Edition icon and functionality missing

Last night, I noticed that the usual Dock icon for Firefox developer Edition had changed from Blue Fox to what looked like the App Store brush/pencil triangle. I restarte… (read more)

Last night, I noticed that the usual Dock icon for Firefox developer Edition had changed from Blue Fox to what looked like the App Store brush/pencil triangle. I restarted but it persisted. Removed the application and re-downloaded and re-installed, but same issue. I then noticed that all the Tools -> Web Developer tools had gone from the menu. Likewise, doing Firefox -> About inserted 'about:preferences' in the search bar, but nothing else happened. Tried launching the settings from the right side hamburger menu, again nothing happened.

Read around a bit, and deleted one of two profiles from ~/Library/ApplicationSupport/..., then tried re-install and restart the Developer Edition, but that complained that a profile was missing. Restored the profile I deleted, but same problem as before.

I'm stumped. Can anyone help with this one please? I'm on Mac, latest version of Mojave.

Thanks

Asked by Tony Dunn 3 months ago

Answered by Tony Dunn 3 months ago

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Removing IcelandSue.com from Firefox registry

Every time I open Firefox, a javascript from IcelandSue.com tries to connect to the internet. I've refreshed Firefox, cleared the cache, used NoScript to block this scrip… (read more)

Every time I open Firefox, a javascript from IcelandSue.com tries to connect to the internet. I've refreshed Firefox, cleared the cache, used NoScript to block this script, but it always remains. I've found the site listed as a Data Miner and would like to delete it from where ever it has installed itself inside of Firefox. Thank you, jason

Asked by deals102 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Ctrl+F not opening "find in page", even in FF safe mode (FF 80 64-bit, Win 10 1909)

pressing Ctrl+F doesn't open the "find in this page" toolbar, on any page. doesn't work in safemode, either DOES work when selecting from the "Edit" menu (where it sho… (read more)

pressing Ctrl+F doesn't open the "find in this page" toolbar, on any page.

  • doesn't work in safemode, either
  • DOES work when selecting from the "Edit" menu (where it shows the shortcut as being ctrl+f)
  • I read online that Ctrl+G might work? this one has mixed results for me... I think it's working like F3, repeating the previous search, if there is one, and if it has any matches, and only if neither of those are true, opens the "find in this page" toolbar
  • pressing "/" and apostrophe both do their things (but not when an input/textarea has focus, of course)

Asked by ben73 3 months ago

Answered by ben73 3 months ago

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Popup windows

What did you guys do now? Out of the blue my popup window that should contain a pdf of a bank statement comes up blank. I reset Firefox and it worked for a time and now… (read more)

What did you guys do now? Out of the blue my popup window that should contain a pdf of a bank statement comes up blank. I reset Firefox and it worked for a time and now does not work again. However I can run Waterfox and it works fine. Don't mess with Waterfox!

Asked by zuck1517 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Firefox prevents card payments

Firefox now (80.0) regularly blocks me from making card payments online. On the pages that should show fields for card details, the page is just blank. I have tried switc… (read more)

Firefox now (80.0) regularly blocks me from making card payments online. On the pages that should show fields for card details, the page is just blank. I have tried switching off enhanced tracking, privacy badger, ublock but nothing helps.

Asked by georgeedward097 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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Why does Ad-Aware SecureSearch come up when I start Firefox?

Hi All Whenever I start Firefox, Ad-Aware SecureSearch comes up in place of DuckDuckgo. Why do I get Ad-Aware instead of DuckDuckgo? I have not added the Ad-Aware search … (read more)

Hi All Whenever I start Firefox, Ad-Aware SecureSearch comes up in place of DuckDuckgo. Why do I get Ad-Aware instead of DuckDuckgo? I have not added the Ad-Aware search engine and would rather just use Duck-Duck-Go. Many thanks for any help, Gerry.

Asked by gerryco1 3 months ago

Answered by Piterk 3 months ago

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Firefox Unable to Use GPU

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to … (read more)

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to use my dedicated graphics card. What's stranger about this is that when testing Chrome and Edge, Chrome has the same problem, but Edge seems to detect and use it the dedicated card just fine.

I used both https://alteredqualia.com/tmp/webgl-maxparams-test/ to test this, as well as monitoring GPU usage with GPU-Z to confirm that this was the case. I'm also using Firefox 80.0 at the time of this issue.

Is there something that could be preventing Firefox from accessing the GPU or something?

Asked by vio 3 months ago

Answered by vio 3 months ago

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Yahoo Bookmarks Do Not Display Properly

Yesterday, my Yahoo bookmarks (not Firefox bookmarks) on my my.yahoo.com page began displaying improperly. They are no longer alphabetized, some don't work, and they each… (read more)

Yesterday, my Yahoo bookmarks (not Firefox bookmarks) on my my.yahoo.com page began displaying improperly. They are no longer alphabetized, some don't work, and they each have a grey icon for edit and delete visible next to them. They also are not as compact as they used to be, and I can't collapse any of the folders. This problem does not occur if I use Chrome or Internet Explorer 11. It also does not occur in Firefox on my laptop computer (I am using Firefox 80.0 on both machines). I have tried turning off all extensions, restarting Firefox, logging out and back into My Yahoo, and rebooting the computer. I also tired refreshing Firefox (which I HATE to do). No luck. I have included two images. The small one shows how they are supposed to look (cut from IE) and the larger one shows how they now appear in Firefox.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, as I use these bookmarks all the time.If you need more information, please ask.

tigerdg

Asked by tigerdg 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Want to be removed as release channel user

Hello years ago I signed up to be a release channel user. I no longer want to be part of that as prefer to have updates to firefox only when they are released to everyone… (read more)

Hello years ago I signed up to be a release channel user. I no longer want to be part of that as prefer to have updates to firefox only when they are released to everyone and not beta releases. Is there a way to ensure I dont get these early upgrades to my browser but keep my firefox account and all my data ?

Any help on this would be appreciated many thanks Dino

Asked by Dino 3 months ago

Answered by James 3 months ago

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Firefox failing to render US government website https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/

I have firefox 80.0 on two machines one succesfully renders https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/ then other does not. Minimal extentions installed and both are on the same firefox a… (read more)

I have firefox 80.0 on two machines one succesfully renders https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/ then other does not. Minimal extentions installed and both are on the same firefox account so the extentions are the same

The only difference between the two setups is the failing machine is win10 pro and the working one is win10 home. Infrastructure wise both are on the same LAN with the same setup.

The failing machine gets a js error Error: scriptError

   _ https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25
   r https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25

vendor.js:25:10839

   <anonymous> https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25
   signal https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25
   g https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25
   signal https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25
   r https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/js/vendor.js?v=1.5.202006020329:25

Also on the failing machine I tried creating a brand new clean profile (about:profiles) and it still fails with the same JS error.

Asked by firefox928 3 months ago

Answered by firefox928 3 months ago

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Lots of Unwanted Firefox Extensions - Cannot Remove or Disable

I have noticed that there are many extensions that come pre-loaded with Firefox - see attached image. I do not want them but there does not seem to be any way to remove … (read more)

I have noticed that there are many extensions that come pre-loaded with Firefox - see attached image. I do not want them but there does not seem to be any way to remove or disable them. Please advise how to get rid of them. Thanks

Asked by Greenpalmer 3 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 months ago

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Firefox Printing PDF files 1/4 size

Hi ! PROBLEM: This is a recent problem. I didn't have this issue before. When I open a pdf in firefox and print it, it prints 1/4 size (top left corner). ATTEMPTS AT T… (read more)

Hi !

PROBLEM: This is a recent problem. I didn't have this issue before. When I open a pdf in firefox and print it, it prints 1/4 size (top left corner).

ATTEMPTS AT TROUBLESHOOTING - I've tried adjusting the scaling options on my printer, but still get the same results. - I've confirmed "printer_paper_data" is set to "1" for both Adobe PDF as well as a my printer, "Brother_HL_2270DW" - Made sure printers were set to shrink to fit = true

My settings are configured to open pdf documents in firefox.

Asked by TeresitaInSF 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago