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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are … (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 day ago

Answered by Terry 1 day ago

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Outrageous latest update

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background f… (read more)

I hate surprises like these! So far i trusted FF that after an update my layout would still be intact as was, but no they forced this black sh.. onto me as a background for the home page - and no alternative anywhere to switch this back to white or any other options. Do i want to install a plugin for this simple basic option - hell no, i'd rather get rid of FF as my default browser if you think you can play dictators too now. What i miserable attitude you people have. If you change for life )white) to dead (black) you might as well declare you are on your way out as a browser - or offer the option to change that bg color real quick

Asked by rmworldwide 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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Firefox privacy settings

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possi… (read more)

I've been trying to configure my laptop to suit my needs, which differs from those on desktop. Basically, I trust both devices due to full-disk encryption, but it's possible to steal my laptop while powered on and unlocked. Hence my laptop approach is strict while adding a few exceptions that rely on successful authentication without remembering passwords.

I find it quite hard to manage exceptions. I've spend a couple of hours reading through this forum as well as numerous FAQs and guides, yet it appears there are a lot of conflicting options that override certain settings. The entire process is pretty counterintuitive and could use an overhaul from a UX perspective, where a simplification of the process might also result in the resources becoming more useful.

Anyway, one of my issues is that it appears I can't use asterisk * when defining URL exceptions for cookie settings. Second, unless explicitly defined, the protocol defaults to http and not https. I guess I should ask what happens before complaining too much. Example time:

1: I add the URL 'example.com' 2: Firefox converts it to 'http://example.com' 3: I add the URL 'https://example.com'

How will each of these exceptions work for the following: https://www.example.com https://this.example.com

And how can I mitigate this without a regex or similar, short of manually adding an extensive list of possible variations in between https:// and .example.com? To clarify, I'll need an exception for something like https://*.example.com

Finally, how is this affected by individual settings in the sections Enhanced Tracking Protection, Cookies and Site Data, and History? Any pitfalls I should be aware of?

Asked by joey_moey 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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access denied

every time i try to sign in to thiis it says acces denied i i have disabled my antivirus and also all adoons an ne every time i try this is is whT COMES UP IT W… (read more)

every time i try to sign in to thiis it says acces denied i i have disabled my antivirus and also all adoons an ne every time i try this is is whT COMES UP IT WORKS IN cHROMEYou don't have permission to access "http://www.kroger.com/signin" on this server.

Reference #18.4539c917.1642616008.68d6efd5

Asked by Mary 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Google Workspace is encroaching n my person systems, inclfueing

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this probl… (read more)

bold textI use a Google WorkSpace mananged by my consultant, which is encroaching on my my personal and independent contractor activity. Am I the only person w this problem?/ Please help me.

Asked by Ada Gay Griffin 5 months ago

Last reply by Paul 5 months ago

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Saved history

Copy history is saved after closing firefox and reopening. Reboot windows pc is the only way to purge cached content. Dell PC windows 10 64 bit Firefox 96.0.3 (64-bit) An… (read more)

Copy history is saved after closing firefox and reopening. Reboot windows pc is the only way to purge cached content.

Dell PC windows 10 64 bit

Firefox 96.0.3 (64-bit)

Any information copied is saved after manually "clearing Data" Close firefox and reopen "Ctrl V" in search bar and information reappears.

Asked by mitchpersaud 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Browsing on local development URLs derives on "Unable to connect"

Hi there, I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time,… (read more)

Hi there,

I'm using my PC for local web development. I use Firefox as my regular browser and recently, in order to distinguish between personal time and development time, I've established a new profile just for development purposes.

The local website I can't reach is "site.local.dev". My OS is Ubuntu 20.04 and that URL points to a local IP on my network (resolved via /etc/hosts file on my PC).

Funny thing is that: - In dev-profile: site.local.dev does not work => "Unable to connect" and the URL bar shows https://site.local.dev even if I force it to http:// - In personal-profile: site.local.dev does work :P

I have tried with CLI tools like "wget", "hosts", "ping", "telnet" and so on and the site loads ok. Even I have used Dillo (damn simple web browser) and the site loads ok also.

Things I've tried so far: - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can - Suggestions at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1011327 (similar issue, not exactly the same).

It must be a silly thing but I'm out of options now. Perhaps anybody has faced to this situation in the past: any suggestion on this issue?.

Thanks in advance, Ibon.

Asked by Ibon Castilla Varela 4 months ago

Answered by Ibon Castilla Varela 1 month ago

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Win OS upgrade - how to preserve Firefox settings?

I intend to upgrade my desktop PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 soon due to Microsoft discontinuing support for 8.1 next January and I want to know how to preserve all my curren… (read more)

I intend to upgrade my desktop PC from Win 8.1 to Win 10 soon due to Microsoft discontinuing support for 8.1 next January and I want to know how to preserve all my current settings in Firefox (including saved Pocket articles). Also, does anyone know for certain whether or not Firefox will be automatically migrated to Win 10 in the upgrade? (If it does, maybe that will answer my first question?)

Asked by Hobsknob46 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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I have 3 computers with windows 7 and have no intention of getting rid of them as do other people in this town

I have started donating to keep firefox in windows 7 but was wondering if there was a way to have a set price to use the browser yearly price that was reasonable 20 dolla… (read more)

I have started donating to keep firefox in windows 7 but was wondering if there was a way to have a set price to use the browser yearly price that was reasonable 20 dollars or so. thanks

Asked by ttwrz 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Latest update installed

Got online this morning, and Firefox "upgraded" to a newer version. Now, I have no home page, no bookmarks, no history, etc. This happened several "updates ago, a few y… (read more)

Got online this morning, and Firefox "upgraded" to a newer version. Now, I have no home page, no bookmarks, no history, etc. This happened several "updates ago, a few years ago, if memory serves. How do I get all those back? Last time, they apparently sent out a "fix". Thanks,

Phil Bronner

Asked by philbronner 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Websites loading as if blocking is occuring.

Hi, Since the most recent update, websites are loading as if they are experiencing 'blocking' for example when I go to a certain page nothing loads until the whole websit… (read more)

Hi,

Since the most recent update, websites are loading as if they are experiencing 'blocking' for example when I go to a certain page nothing loads until the whole website is loaded in the background then it suddenly appears complete. So for a short while I have no idea the link or website I visited is working.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks

Asked by markus 5 months ago

Answered by Zian 5 months ago

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Bookmarks

My Firefox did an automatic upgrade and managed to lose all my bookmarks. I have these on my mobile app version but is there a way of getting them from that back onto my … (read more)

My Firefox did an automatic upgrade and managed to lose all my bookmarks. I have these on my mobile app version but is there a way of getting them from that back onto my browser?

Asked by andistarr 5 months ago

Answered by NuggFrog 5 months ago

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Trust Manager con't

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.) The problem… (read more)

(This note is a reply to a thread that was started late last week. For some reason, I wasn't able to access the details again when I came back to it today.)


The problem is I'm having trouble accessing protected files from my employer.

A grey message box comes up when I try to do so that reads as follows:

"Currently in safe reading mode. This document cannot connect to:

https://learninghub.phsa.ca/courses/20165/react-adult-protection-curriculum-models-1-overview-of-legislation-and-documentation

If you want to enable this function, please check the Trust Manager preferences to disable safe reading."

When I go to 'Preferences' and click on Trust Manager, I'm still not able to access the protected files.

PS I was unable to take a screen shot of this grey box.

Asked by gloriathiessen 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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Email

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to … (read more)

In ebay, when I want to send an item to a friend using the email button, it automatically uses Apple Mail. It used to go to Gmail, which I prefer. How can I change it to go back to Gmail. Thanxalot.

Guy

Asked by giantguy68.80 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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Suggestions

Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for m… (read more)

Hello! Please, implement the built-in speed dial, like in Opera and Vivaldi. It's extremely convenient and useful, lots of people need this. I've been using Firefox for more than 10 years and I hate your stupid "Firefox Home" page (sorry) on desktop and Android with icons that add automatically and I can't change and locate. It's inconvenient and completely useless. It would be great if you create something like Opera 12.17 or 12.18 had. In addition, please remove the "close" button in the last tab. I know that I can do it via the "config mode" (browser.tabs.closeWindowWithLastTab), but it's not user-friendly. It's inconvenient when you close the tab just to return home, but the whole browser closes. It makes me nervous. Thank you in advance! You are doing a great job, wish you good luck, and hope that one day Firefox will be more popular than Chromium-based browsers.

Asked by bdbsckxz 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago