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Trying to import favorites from IE, but only Opera shows as an option

Following instructions to import Favorites from Internet Explorer into Firefox, select History, all History, then import from another browser. Only Opera shows as an opti… (read more)

Following instructions to import Favorites from Internet Explorer into Firefox, select History, all History, then import from another browser. Only Opera shows as an option. How do I get IE to display?

Working with LinuxMint 11 on Compaq laptop.

Asked by caryn0819 8 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 8 years ago

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I have always in private mode enabled. Why is there a small web cache stored each time I open firefox?

Basically I have Never Remember History enabled, and each time I open FF there's data in 'Cookies and Site Data'. Under 'Cookies and Site Data' it will say there's a bit … (read more)

Basically I have Never Remember History enabled, and each time I open FF there's data in 'Cookies and Site Data'. Under 'Cookies and Site Data' it will say there's a bit of data (in the photo is says 16Kb, which is pretty typical). If I look under 'manage cookies and site data' there will be nothing there. Sometimes the cookies or cache or whatever is bigger if the last time I used that profile I was watching videos, at most it will be a couple Mb's maybe. If I wipe it out, it will go to 0Kb, and then for the rest of the profile session, even if I have a bazillion tabs open, it will say 0, but then there's always a cache there the next time I start that profile.

What is it? Why is there always a small amount of data in the 'Cookies and Site Data' section each time I restart a profile?

I'm currently running version 68.2.0esr on Debian Linux version 5.3.0-1-amd64. Extension: uBlock Origin 1.23.0

                 uMatrix 1.4.0
                 Canvasblocker 0.5.14.

Plugins: OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. (disabled) Version 1.8.1.1

              Widevine Content Decryption Module provided by Google Inc. Version 4.10.1440.19

I have web history turned off ('Never Remember History'), trackers blocked, cookies enabled w/ third party disabled, auto search engine update turned on, Do Not Track enabled, 'Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed' enabled by default (b/c history is off). I might have changed a few tiny things in about:config but nothing I remember offhand. Any other system info I can look up in need be.

Asked by anarchistfanfic 8 months ago

Last reply by Andrew 8 months ago

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Firefox updated with CentOS 7 machine update -- bookmarks and help menu are there but clicking does nothing.

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothi… (read more)

Linux 7.8.2003. Just did yum update. Firefox was updated. My customization (menu bar on) was OK. Running it, my bookmarks appear as before, but clicking on one, nothing happens. Ditto Help menu, where I tried to see Firefox version number. Just now, I tried again, by accident holding mouse button down instead of clicking on Bookmarks or Help, move pointer to desired option, release button. This amazingly works. So I can tell you version of Firefox is 68.7.Oesr (64-bit). (I usually use NoScript, but disabled it for this test, same result.) I am sending this help request from a different machine, so did not click Share Data.

Asked by gnreeke 3 months ago

Answered by gnreeke 3 months ago

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No audio in Firefox

I run Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04.4. Sometime yesterday audio went away in Firefox. I still have audio on Chrome. I have tried disabling add-ons, clearing cache (including co… (read more)

I run Firefox in Ubuntu 18.04.4. Sometime yesterday audio went away in Firefox. I still have audio on Chrome. I have tried disabling add-ons, clearing cache (including cookies), resetting Firefox back to default, and have checked my preferences, Nothing works. What is next?

Asked by David Hartung 2 months ago

Answered by Mick 2 months ago

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In any instance where a conext menu is custom, right click's context menu shows on top of the custom conext menu

To reiterate, websites the employ a custom right click context menu work, but doesn't override the default Firefox context menu. The websites I've tried to use the right… (read more)

To reiterate, websites the employ a custom right click context menu work, but doesn't override the default Firefox context menu. The websites I've tried to use the right click context menu are Slack, and Gmail.

Attached is a screenshot of me trying to right click an e-mail inside Gmail's website.

I've tried searching the web and starting Firefox in safe mode, but I still haven't been able to solve this issue.

  • Firefox 76.0.1 (64-bit)
  • Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by Michael Agard 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Actually, FF doesn't crash, it's hanging, when i try to open links or sending forms, are processed with JS

Any link or button which is processed with Javascript causes firefox to hang. Its window doesn't responsing, however, after some seconds, a small window (that seems like … (read more)

Any link or button which is processed with Javascript causes firefox to hang. Its window doesn't responsing, however, after some seconds, a small window (that seems like a js-alert window) is shown. This window has 2 buttons, but there's no text in a whole window. Window's title in taskbar is just "Untitled window". If i close this window, firefox hangs again for a few seconds (the main window is having artifacts of other windows until that small window will be shown again)

In certain cases, after i kill the main window process, there is appeared the requested by link window.

I've got these bugs on Gmail options page, for example (but that trouble finding me everywhere on the net, on forums, sites, portals etc.)

I've tried to disable all the plugins, remove my ~/.mozilla, rebuilding firefox – no results.

Firefox is built on Gentoo linux OS. `emerge --info firefox` can be found here: http://pastie.org/1318950

Here are some screenshots: http://images.netbynet.ru/imgs/86fd071c0143d6977f9bce91585da346.png http://images.netbynet.ru/imgs/128419a536bec6e65a940e0546aa6741.png

--- Sorry for my english, guess there are a lot of mistakes again, right?

Asked by fargred 9 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 9 years ago

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How to get to the Questions section of this support website?

Hi there, This website's really twisting my mind: I posted some question some time ago and there is no way to get back to it because my dashboard is empty and there is no… (read more)

Hi there,

This website's really twisting my mind: I posted some question some time ago and there is no way to get back to it because my dashboard is empty and there is no apparent link to the questions section of this website. Thanks to Google I sneaked my way through https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions and then only I could find my question again.

Turning in circles again and again on a website is not nice for the end user. I know you seem to want people to go through your troubleshooting process---which I can understand, but all I want is to review my already asked question.

It would be nice if you added some link somewhere---if I missed it, please point it out to me.

Regards, Benjamin

Asked by jesuisbenjamin 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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instead of seeing a web site, I always see an error page (even when offline)

For several days, I see an error page when trying to see a certain web site. I suspected something was wrong when I got the same error page when offline. I checked anothe… (read more)

For several days, I see an error page when trying to see a certain web site. I suspected something was wrong when I got the same error page when offline. I checked another browser and the website is just like always, no error. I would prefer to use firefox.

Asked by joelmhall 8 years ago

Answered by cor-el 8 years ago

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move proflie to server

Hi! Not much on details. I just want to move my existing profile to a server. Can I just copy name.default to the server, rename name.default on the client, and on th… (read more)

Hi! Not much on details. I just want to move my existing profile to a server. Can I just copy name.default to the server, rename name.default on the client, and on the client create a link name.default to the server profile? Or, can I use ProfileManager to create a new profile on the server and copy the contents of the client profile to the new one?

Asked by dmikulec 1 year ago

Answered by dmikulec 1 year ago

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Browser will no longer open a new tab when clicking on search results, would like to do this so I don't have to use a differnt browser

I often want to keep a tab open and go back to the search. It used to be that clicking on a search result opened a new tab,but now it replaces the search with that link s… (read more)

I often want to keep a tab open and go back to the search. It used to be that clicking on a search result opened a new tab,but now it replaces the search with that link so that I have to back out of it to get to the search and use history to see where I have been. This is a dealbreaker for me. There does not appear to be any way of restoring this behavior, even in about:config. Help

Asked by John 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Hide the yellow notification bar in fullscreen mode

Each time I watch a movie on my video streaming website I get an error message in a yellow notification bar ("the clearkey plugin has crashed" -- translation), and there … (read more)

Each time I watch a movie on my video streaming website I get an error message in a yellow notification bar ("the clearkey plugin has crashed" -- translation), and there is no issues with video playback. How can I automatically get rid of this bar (other than by clicking "close this message"), which sticks on the top of the window even in full screen mode?

Asked by firefoxuser 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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How to migrate profiles when upgrading from one ESR minor version to another, e.g. from ESR 68.x to ESR 68.y?

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we wou… (read more)

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we would like to upgrade from 68.4.2 to the current 68.8.

I am aware that as of Firefox 67 a dedicated profile version is used for each Firefox version (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation).

I had assumed that as it is only a minor upgrade of the same ESR version a new profile would not be necessary, however it creates a new empty profile by default.

The suggested solution to use Firefox Sync is not an option as creating Firefox Sync accounts for all our users would even be more overhead.

Is it indended behaviour that new profiles are created for the same ESR (major) version? Is there a simple way to migrate existing profiles?

Thanks.

Asked by junk-code 2 months ago

Answered by junk-code 2 months ago

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 1 month ago

Answered by Vallode 1 month ago

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import passwords from vivaldi

hi all, i try to import all passwords from vivaldi to firefox 78.0.2 but looks like there is completely no option to do that. the only export option is when i open impor… (read more)

hi all, i try to import all passwords from vivaldi to firefox 78.0.2 but looks like there is completely no option to do that. the only export option is when i open import wizard which tells me "no programs that contain bookmarks...could be found" which is complete nonsense as i have a vivaldi running and full of passwords. please do not advise me to put manually every password,i have close to 100,coze this will not happened. btw,im on latest manjaro xfce,just fyi if its important. thx for help in advance.

Asked by Me 3 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Why does the page in Firefox not show the page in the webhost's server?

I am a web site designer. I have on my computer Linux's Krusader file manager, which allows me to copy files to my web host's server. Normally, when I do that and have re… (read more)

I am a web site designer. I have on my computer Linux's Krusader file manager, which allows me to copy files to my web host's server. Normally, when I do that and have renewed the page on Firefox, the page showing in Firefox accurately reflects the change that I have copied to my web host's server. Lately, regardless of clearing the cache, exiting Firefox and coming back in, the page showing on Firefox continues to be the old page without the change.

Asked by PASTORFWR 8 years ago

Answered by PASTORFWR 8 years ago