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Export all the bookmarks from a loads of profiles from a script

Hello everyone :) From a folder, I have loads of Firefox profiles from different eras. I am looking for a way to export all the bookmarks of each of the profiles to… (read more)

Hello everyone :)

From a folder, I have loads of Firefox profiles from different eras. I am looking for a way to export all the bookmarks of each of the profiles to an HTML file like the manual method (Library > Import and backup > Export bookmarks to formal HTML), but all in an automatic way by script. I like the HTML export from Firefox because it allows you to quickly navigate using keywords, either in links or in the folder names I gave.

Is there a simple solution that would reuse, for example, the same export code as Firefox ?

Thanks in advance With adelphity estebann

Asked by estebann 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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does toggling the telemetryEnabled setting disable the pingsender?

I came across this article https://brave.com/popular-browsers-first-run/ which says the following > A granular description of the device was also included in this pay… (read more)

I came across this article https://brave.com/popular-browsers-first-run/ which says the following

> A granular description of the device was also included in this payload: an Apple Model ID (if any), details about the CPU (e.g. cores, extensions, family, L3 and L2 cache, model number, speed, vendor), graphics card and display settings (e.g. name of graphics card, full on-disk address to drivers, driver dates, vendor, version, whether or not the GPU is active, amount of on-board memory, current state of D2D and DWrite, a granular set of feature flags, connected displays (how many, resolutions, refresh rates), hard drives (e.g. model names, type), operating system (e.g. name, date of install, locale, version, granular windows build number), security software (e.g. names of anti-spyware, antivirus, and firewalls in use), and more. > > One of the more interesting observations about this Telemetry payload is the presence of a key called environment.settings.telemetryEnabled, which was set to false. Presumably this would mean no such telemetry calls would be made, which clearly was not the case.

And was wondering if Firefox can shed more light on why it seems that disabling telemetry apparently does not stop the pingsender process?

Asked by b3_k1nd_rw1nd 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Commit view on GitHub with FireFox broken

Hello, First let me thank Mozilla again for a great experience. I've been using Firefox as my main browser for many years and since some time I also started supporting Mo… (read more)

Hello, First let me thank Mozilla again for a great experience. I've been using Firefox as my main browser for many years and since some time I also started supporting Mozilla financially with whatever little I can with recurring payments. To the problem: since some time patch / commit view on HitHub with Firefox is broken. I guess many @mozilla have github accounts so you can open and read https://support.github.com/ticket/1318472 but to summarise: my first entry there was: ``` When viewing Linux kernel style Pull Requests on GitHub, using Firefox, TABs are displayed as 4 spaces, which is confusing, since the default is 8 spaces, which is also what is displayed in chrome and chromium. E.g. https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/pull/4747/commits/e9cc9312841a9329797b0b676335c8cb1a0dc779 ``` then a screenshot (attached) and a clarification to it: ``` As you can see there the patch area between lines 238 and 245 is wrongly indented by 4 spaces, whereas areas above and below are correctly indented by 8 spaces. ``` Then more: ``` No, space isn't used for indentation in that code. They can download raw code and verify, I'm sure they know how to do that. Why don't they just reproduce that themselves? Start Firefox, navigate to any PR commit like https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/pull/4884/commits/b19a64df2c2fcd63d7407ef500fd3312287c8995 and click arrows above and below the diff to display surrounding code. Then navigate to or download the raw patch https://github.com/thesofproject/sof/commit/b19a64df2c2fcd63d7407ef500fd3312287c8995.patch to see TABs used everywhere. Should be very easy to verify. ``` and their last reply was ``` From a technical standpoint this is not a regression. It's a problem with the way firefox interprets the combination of the tab-size css and the particular markdown we use for our diffs.

After reviewing the Issue in more detail there it has not been prioritized and will most likely not be addressed in the near future. ``` This is a deal-breaker for me. I spend hours daily reviewing GitHub pull requests. And I'd really not want to use a different browser just because of this... Please help! Thanks Guennadi

Asked by lyakh 2 years ago

Last reply by lyakh 1 year ago

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Cannot mute any video/audio player on any website in firefox, also attempting to mute a tab has no effect on audio, which continues to play

Cannot mute any video/audio player on any website in Firefox, also attempting to mute a tab has no effect on audio, which continues to play. For example the audio control… (read more)

Cannot mute any video/audio player on any website in Firefox, also attempting to mute a tab has no effect on audio, which continues to play. For example the audio controls on YouTube do not function. Attempting to lower the volume does not work, nor does attempting to mute the player. I also experience this on Twitter and Twitch as well as any other website I visit to consume video or audio media. This issue is exclusive to Firefox on my system and is not present it Chrome or other Chromium based browsers.

Asked by dimike96 2 years ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Firefox account duplicate ?

When attempting to add an Ipad to Mozilla vpn I seem to have created a new Firefox account with the same primary email address as my original (all of my profile is unset)… (read more)

When attempting to add an Ipad to Mozilla vpn I seem to have created a new Firefox account with the same primary email address as my original (all of my profile is unset). When I now login to the account I end up in the new account and cannot access the original. However, when I try and delete the new account the new password is rejected and I suspect it wants the password from the original account - I do not want to test this as I do not want to lose my vpn. I am sure that there is confusion between the new and the old since I cannot set up the new account with the same secondary email address as the old one as it claims a user already has an account with this secondary address.

Any ideas on how I can get rid of the new account, if it is new, or clean it up so that I can restore it to the original ?

Asked by Paul 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Repeated crashing during syncing on Raspberry Pi 4 Model B

Whenever Firefox tries to sync, which is naturally happening on startup, it crashes with no error messages. I ran Firefox in safe mode by entering the command firefox -s… (read more)

Whenever Firefox tries to sync, which is naturally happening on startup, it crashes with no error messages. I ran Firefox in safe mode by entering the command firefox -safe-mode and the same thing as before happened, but before it crashed, Firefox wrote Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Exiting due to channel error. Segmentation fault in the console, and then exited to the command prompt. Help!?

Asked by Wily 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Bookmark Description / Comments / Properties missing

Hi, I recently had to upgrade my Linux system and Firefox along with it. I am trying to find my bookmark properties or description or comment field with important infor… (read more)

Hi, I recently had to upgrade my Linux system and Firefox along with it. I am trying to find my bookmark properties or description or comment field with important information that is not kept anywhere else. I found a couple old questions that I thought might be related to this but again they are old:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1233031 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1232448

So this is a new question as the others were locked. I tried doing what was listed in them to make a backup/export but looking at the html only shows the book mark and no other fields related to the them. The bookmark-notes add-on is 4 years old so I don't know if that would help me get my stored information. This is causing me lots of problems. Please advise.

Asked by ittome 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Command line error messages when opening firefox

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not. I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit) When I try to open it in command li… (read more)

Firefox will only open in Safe mode, previously it was working but now it's not.

I have Ubuntu 22.04 Firefox version 99.0.1 (64-bit)

When I try to open it in command line, it's also only opening in safe mode but I do also get some error messages that I've included below.

So what does all this stuff below from the command line actually mean? And how do I fix it?

matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$ firefox Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.854: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" Gtk-Message: 22:02:17.855: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment. ATTENTION: default value of option mesa_glthread overridden by environment.

(firefox:23012): Gdk-WARNING **: 22:02:19.034: The program 'firefox' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadAlloc'.

 (Details: serial 506 error_code 11 request_code 146 (unknown) minor_code 7)
 (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
  that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
  To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
  variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
  backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

Exiting due to channel error. matthew@matthew-desktop:/var/log$

Asked by matthewbaynham 1 year ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 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

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MOZILLA_PKIX_ERROR_OCSP_RESPONSE_FOR_CERT_MISSING

Hi, I have a problem, which only seems to apply to Firefox. I am a developer for a site which uses LetsEncrypt certificate. When I access it via Firefox (and only Firefo… (read more)

Hi,

I have a problem, which only seems to apply to Firefox. I am a developer for a site which uses LetsEncrypt certificate. When I access it via Firefox (and only Firefox), I get the error message as mentioned in the subject.

I tried to understand why this occurs. A quick Google just leads me to an issue with the Microsoft domain, and what I can understand was a Firefox bug.

Trying to figure out if it is a problem with Firefox, or a problem with the certificate. Any thoughts?

Asked by gustav6 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Please add a superficial distinguishing label to declared but unused filenames

I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2. I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicat… (read more)

I am running WikiSpecies on Ubuntu Firefox 64-bit v. 98.0.2.

I used to be able to display a collection of unused files with the used ones but showing a red color indicating that the file was unused (because noone had entered anything other than the file name).

Now, however, ALL files in a directory (e. g., see https://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Craspedophorus) are shown with the same color, whether they include additional implementation details or not.

Would it be possible for you to restore the "unused" color of empty files? It is bothersome for me to open EVERY file, empty or not, in a directory just to find that most or all of them never have been implemented. Adding a special color -- or other distinctive display -- to unimplemented files would save me a great deal of time.

I am attaching a picture of a typical unimplemented file.

Asked by jwill 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Popup extension closes when I switch keyboard layout

I use different extensions and have been experiencing the same problem intermittently for the second year in a row. For example, I use the Highlight This extension and I … (read more)

I use different extensions and have been experiencing the same problem intermittently for the second year in a row. For example, I use the Highlight This extension and I need to enter data in languages other than English. The problem is that if I start switching (win + space) layout, the data gets erased (because popup close). Other extensions circumvent this problem by creating a separate page (uBlock), but many do not provide it.

This issue was already posted here without results https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1291870

Asked by FirefoxIsAwesome 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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File upload dialog not appearing

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs.… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 99.0.1 on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently (I think since I updated to Ubuntu 22.04 about a week ago), Firefox has been refusing to show me file upload dialogs. When I click a button that's supposed to give me one, nothing happens.

This has been happening with: - The "attach files" button in Gmail - A file upload button on Gradescope (website for managing homework assignments) - File -> Open File... and Ctrl+O.

Dragging and dropping a file onto an email in Gmail does attach the file -- it's just that the button doesn't work.

I've tried restarting, and I've tried running Firefox in Troubleshoot Mode -- so far nothing has fixed the problem. What else should I do?

Asked by allispaul 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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How do I CHANGE the default KEYBIND for page down from SPACEBAR to something else?

Often when browsing I find that when i want to use spacebar it does something i don't want it to do, which is advance the page downwards, like the "page down" button. I'… (read more)

Often when browsing I find that when i want to use spacebar it does something i don't want it to do, which is advance the page downwards, like the "page down" button. I'd like to change that to something else, like maybe the page down key. Thanks.

Asked by jamvaru 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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firefox sync lists all the synced tabs in a side bar but doesn't open them

Hello I do not understand how firefox sync is supposed to work. I have a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is FF 85 on Linux Mint (I cannot get a later version due to … (read more)

Hello

I do not understand how firefox sync is supposed to work. I have a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is FF 85 on Linux Mint (I cannot get a later version due to some querk) The laptop is 99 on Windows 10 Both are signed in to sync but my bookmarks were scrambled so I signed out the laptop and cleared the profile, cleaned up the bookmarks in the desktop and to be safe I tried just syncing the tabs, not the bookmarks, by opening the fresh firefox on the laptop and signing in again. In the sidebar under my account icon I clicked "Synchronise now" and the open tabs from my desktop appeared in a list underneath, jumbled up. (I have 2 separate windows open on the desktop with different tabs in each, but this separation was not followed either, there didn’t seem to be any provision for syncing tabs in two separate windows)

But the row of tabs didn’t open, all I can do is open them one by one from the list on the right, this is a slow process as every time I click on a tab in the list the new page opens in the same single tab, not a new one, but the sidebar closes again.

Is this what’s supposed to happen? I was expecting the synced row of tabs to open automatically.

This feature would have been useful as my OS on the desktop, (Linux Mint) tends to crash and to have the on the laptop would be a good backup.

Incidentally the other way I try to back up the lost tabs is to select them all and bookmark them to a new folder which I call “backup” but it seems this doesn’t necessarily duplicate them, which I would prefer, so any of the open tabs that were previously bookmarked risk being removed from the original bookmarked folder, without my noticing, and I am therefore reluctant to delete the backup folder without checking that it doesn’t contain the only bookmark of a page.

When I came back to syncing the bookmarks, how do I avoid them getting scrambled again?

Asked by benaround3 1 year ago

Answered by benaround3 1 year ago

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Is there a way to reset my Firefox password without losing my data?

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even tho… (read more)

I forgot my password to my Firefox account, and only just realized I haven't updated it in KeypassXC when I was trying to log in to a new machine. It seems that, even though I am already logged in on my old computer and have full access to my account (including saved passwords, bookmarks, and browsing history) I can't find a way to reset my password without deleting all of my synced data. From the "Change Password" menu, it requires my old password if I want to change it without deleting everything. Also, I have 2FA enabled, so why isn't there the option to authenticate my identity in a password reset using 2FA instead of my old password? I know a similar thing already exists for recovery keys, but I only have 2FA. Is there any way for me to reset my password where I don't lose everything? Thank you.

Asked by Isaac Mellington 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Issues With Files in Tempdir.

Firefox is having issues opening files in my tempdir directory. Opening a file directly, via File -> Open, there are no problems. But, when using either drag-and-dr… (read more)

Firefox is having issues opening files in my tempdir directory. Opening a file directly, via File -> Open, there are no problems. But, when using either drag-and-drop or when trying to open an attached file from Thunderbird I will get something like the following:

File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at /tmp/pid-15374/etfExpectations_2022-04-22.pdf.

   Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.
   Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.

Asked by jumpinJoe 1 year ago

Last reply by jumpinJoe 1 year ago