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Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Than… (read more)

Looking for free border designs, and have found the add-on easy search tool required for most of them. Their web site has the add-on for Firefox, but how safe is it? Thanks.

Asked by pennypincher 1 year ago

Answered by pennypincher 1 year ago

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Firefox download list opens by itself multiple times during the day

For about a month how I find that the Firefox download list opens by itself multiple times during the day. Most of the time I'm not even actively using firefox, it's just… (read more)

For about a month how I find that the Firefox download list opens by itself multiple times during the day. Most of the time I'm not even actively using firefox, it's just idling in the background. When it first happened I figured it'd be a quickly patched bug and so didn't ask around about it. But I've had a ff update since then and it still happens. Does anyone know why this is happening? I have not seen reports of this via search.

I'm on ff 9.0.1.

Asked by sparrowtwo 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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No PDF handling options in Firefox 99

Dear Madam or Sir, since updating to Firefox 99, we are unable to view PDF files in Firefox, because we are unable to select how to handle PDF files in the settings, cf.… (read more)

Dear Madam or Sir,

since updating to Firefox 99, we are unable to view PDF files in Firefox, because we are unable to select how to handle PDF files in the settings, cf. 1.PNG We don’t have any enterprise policies enabled except for disabling updates, cf. 2.PNG. We tried disabling hardware acceleration, but it did not help, cf. 3.PNG We tried safe mode and an empty user profile, both to no avail.

This problem seems to be irrespective of the user profile because when I roam my user profile to a machine with FF 93 ESR, there is no issue and I can view PDFs in the browser.

Is there any suggestion how to return the built-in PDF viewer?

Thank you very much in advance!

Best regards

Victor

Asked by mail1155 1 year ago

Answered by mail1155 1 year ago

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text edit button

I have been unsuccessful in finding a solution in searches, so posting here. On one website I use, a machining forum, when I want to reply to a post, I have no text edit… (read more)

I have been unsuccessful in finding a solution in searches, so posting here. On one website I use, a machining forum, when I want to reply to a post, I have no text edit options ie bold, italic, emojis, etc. They are there, but grayed. They have worked previously for me. I don't know what changed like a setting on my part or an upgrade. I currently run Firefox version 99.01. I asked on the forum and other users have the same version and no problems. I can access the page with Chrome and on my phone (Android) and no problem so it is not my account. And on other forums, I ie different websites, I can use those functions. I have removed history cache and cookies, restarted Firefox and restarted the laptop.

Any suggestions?

Asked by sdonohue 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Is with using Google Chrome within Firefox.

Hi, My partner has an issue with Google working within Firefox (FF). The problem started around 27 April 2022. In short: Both gMail and Google Drive keep saying “… (read more)

Hi,

My partner has an issue with Google working within Firefox (FF). The problem started around 27 April 2022.

In short:

    • Both gMail and Google Drive keep saying “Ooops … the system encountered a problem (#2003) - Retrying in x s…” and “Not Connected”.
    • The above message may stop for a period and then gMail within FF fails to render its pages properly. Icons go missing. For example the check boxes to the left of the emails disappear while the remainder of the subject lines remains. Menu icons across the top of an open gMail document disappear (like Download, Report Spam and Delete icons ….). This seems to suggest a cache issue.
    • Search within FF using Google fails also. After entering search terms and pressing ENTER, nothing happens.

Note:

  • The stand-alone Google Chrome environment works fine. So gMail, Google Docs, Sheets etc work OK in the stand-alone Google Chrome app.
  • Duck Duck Go search works within the FF browser.
  • I have noted that if I simply log into MY Google Account under Firefox on her PC the same problem occurs.
  • If we log into my PC the problem is not apparent using either of our Google Accounts. So it appears to be an issue on her PC.

I have tried :

  • Flushing the cache in FF for all time, including data. Then rebooted.
  • We have followed your procedures under “Help” ie Runs a Firefox a tune up; used “Diagnose issues” and “cleared the startup cache”.
  • Have run Sophos AND MalwareBytes across the whole laptop. No PUPs or malware detected.

I uninstalled FF using Revo Uninstaller which initially uses the standard FF uninstall exe then it scans the drive for removes all FF files and entries within the Registry; then I re-installed the latest version of FF. Rebooted. No luck here either. I assume there is some remnant file that remains on the hard disk as some settings are retained after a new install.

Hardware: Lenovo ThinkPad , model 20QFS00B00. OS: Windows 10 Pro, vers 10.0.19044 Build 19044, 64 bit Firefox browser: is up-to-date; vers 99.0.1 (64 bit)


I can't find any recent issues related to this specific problem. Please advise what to try next.

Of course I'm happy to provide additional info if required or work through different scenarios to isolate the issue(s).

Thanks in advance for any assistance, Steve Gee

Asked by comservmaint 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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intense disk activity after closing firefox

Every time I close Firefox, whether normally or using Allt-F4, there is a short pause (1 - 2 seconds) then around 20 - 30 seconds of intense disk activity which locks eve… (read more)

Every time I close Firefox, whether normally or using Allt-F4, there is a short pause (1 - 2 seconds) then around 20 - 30 seconds of intense disk activity which locks everything else on my PC (Win 10 pro 64). If I hard shut down the pc (ie, switch off the power) there is no adverse effect on firefox after restart, so whatever it's doing is apparently unnecessary anyway. How do I cure this, it's irritating me intensely - enough to seriously consider using another browser

Asked by rdl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Will there be a generic icon for websites without favicons?

I don't know if this is a problem with my installation, but websites without specific favicons (e.g.: https://forum.librivox.org/index.php?sid=fd7dca1ba59c207dd2512169567… (read more)

I don't know if this is a problem with my installation, but websites without specific favicons (e.g.: https://forum.librivox.org/index.php?sid=fd7dca1ba59c207dd25121695677d565) don't have a placeholder icon in the tab. Is this intended behavior? There's the globe icon for bookmarks without favicons, couldn't that be used if a website doesn't have one? I think that would contribute to some visual consistency :)

I have looked across various support forums for information on this, I only see posts regarding favicons and bookmarks, not the tab itself, so apologies if this has been asked and answered already!

Asked by Patrick 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Moxilla backup error

i recently lost my computer to destruction. i have a number of files saved by Mozilla backup on a thumbdrive. i have several backup files dating from 2014 all the way unt… (read more)

i recently lost my computer to destruction. i have a number of files saved by Mozilla backup on a thumbdrive. i have several backup files dating from 2014 all the way until now. after re-installing Firefox on a new computer, i tried MozBackup to restore my old Firefox from the latest file dated a coupla of months ago this year. the files have names like Firefox 16.0.2 (en-US) - 2013-01-05.pcv or .pfc. when i tryt and load it into backup it saysit isn't a valid backup file. how can i get this to work?

Asked by judgeraye 1 year ago

Answered by -elison- 1 year ago

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Bookedmarl URL not visable

Since upgrading to Firefox 99.0.1 when I bookmark a web page into a specific folder, the URL does not appear when I open that folder. A restart of Firefox does not fix th… (read more)

Since upgrading to Firefox 99.0.1 when I bookmark a web page into a specific folder, the URL does not appear when I open that folder. A restart of Firefox does not fix the issue.

But if I try to Bookmark the same page again, I am asked to edit it. So it must be in the folder but it is not visible! Help!

Asked by zeus2022 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox tab crashes on a specific website

Hi, i am having a rather weird and persistent issue. When I try to open a specific website, namely www.westend61.de, this Firefox tab crashes, as seen in the provided sc… (read more)

Hi,

i am having a rather weird and persistent issue. When I try to open a specific website, namely www.westend61.de, this Firefox tab crashes, as seen in the provided screenshot. With a normal website this wouldn't bother me so much, but this page is the main page of the company I work for, and therefore I and potential customers must be able to reach it. That being said, this does not necessarily have to be a Firefox problem, the issue could also be on the server side. But the website works on other computers, other operating systems and other browsers. As far as I know, the website works fine, this computer using this browser being the only exception. I worked my way through the Firefox support page:

- checked for newer firefox version - checked for newer compatible MacOS version - checked for newer graphics driver - disabled all firewall, anti virus software - started firefox in Safe Mode - reinstalled firefox & deleted all profile data - disabled hardware acceleration - set webgl.disabled to true - again safe mode

The tab crashes every time. This computer is an old End 2015 iMac running Monterey and the newest Firefox. - More information can be found in the troubleshooting information and the crash report: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/bb11e42d-9fc9-4061-b89c-4c6400220503

Thank you very much.

Asked by administrator20 1 year ago

Answered by administrator20 1 year ago

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Firefox styles are broken, even for pages like about:config

The styles look astonishingly wrong, I really think it is a problem on my end, but cant figure out how to fix it, as you can see in the pictures, text is incorrectly size… (read more)

The styles look astonishingly wrong, I really think it is a problem on my end, but cant figure out how to fix it, as you can see in the pictures, text is incorrectly sized and/or justified, color gradients are also weird looking, as well as sizing of many elements and tons of other things.

I have tried to completely remove Firefox from my system and reinstalling it, that did not seem to fix it. The reason I think is is a problem of mine is because i was playing with fonts (emojis weren't working on my system,not on Firefox tho, now they are in both)

I don't think the things i did with the fonts did anything to Firefox, since this problem only showed up on Firefox, but since the problem arrived just after a reboot while I was installing and removing the fonts, I think its important to mention.

To sum up I think the problem comes from my local configuration of Firefox, I probably did not delete it all before reinstalling, I am running (Arch btw) a current version of EndevourOS.

Asked by zark0 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Pop-up exceptions not working

Hello, The pop-up blocker exceptions are not working for some sites which I, of course, use a lot. The sites are listed in the exceptions, but Firefox stubbornly continu… (read more)

Hello,

The pop-up blocker exceptions are not working for some sites which I, of course, use a lot. The sites are listed in the exceptions, but Firefox stubbornly continues to block them. I sincerly consider walking away from Firefox (notwithstanding I love it and being a long term user), because it happens with sites I frequently use on a daily base.

I've looked around but none of the solutions work for me as those articles are rather old.

My version of Firefox: 99.0.1 (64bit) running under Windows 10 Pro

Hoping to find a solution here.

Renaud

Asked by Renaud 1 year ago

Answered by Renaud 1 year ago

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Firefox downloads PDF file when I click "Open with Firefox"

Hi, In the parameters, I chose to let Firefox ask me every time what to do with PDF files. But, when the window pop up and I click "Open with ... Firefox", the browser d… (read more)

Hi,

In the parameters, I chose to let Firefox ask me every time what to do with PDF files. But, when the window pop up and I click "Open with ... Firefox", the browser download and open with Firefox the PDF instead of only showing it in Firefox. When I set the "Open with firefox" by default in the parameters, Firefox will this time directly open the PDF in the browser instead of downloading it.

Are you aware of this bug ? Is there a solution ?

Thank you very much !

Asked by Pulibu 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Error message when updating Firefox

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me … (read more)

I downloaded the latest Firefox to my Linux and got this error message: W: Download is performed unsandboxed as root as file ......etc. There's more, but can you tell me what happened and if I need to worry? I haven't had any trouble using Firefox since the update. I've attached a screen shot of the whole message.

I appreciate any help.

Asked by nexgenn 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago