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Access MacOS's menu bar while in full screen?

So on Safari, when I watch videos on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, whenever I hover my pointer up to, the menu bar shows automatically. While on Firefox, I can't do the same,… (read more)

So on Safari, when I watch videos on Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, whenever I hover my pointer up to, the menu bar shows automatically. While on Firefox, I can't do the same, I either have to press the esc button, or click on exit full screen prompt up top. Is that a permanent Firefox feature or is there a workaround to this?

Asked by imlazyyy 3 months ago

identified breaches

Firefox has identified four breaches of emails, passwords, etc. This is from three websites which I have never used, or signed up for. How is therefore a breach? What do… (read more)

Firefox has identified four breaches of emails, passwords, etc. This is from three websites which I have never used, or signed up for. How is therefore a breach? What do I do? The fourth is from four years ago, from an account which I no longer use, and from which the website refuses me access (Drop box- it's a nightmare) Is this still a threat?

Asked by Gillian3 3 months ago

Pages fail to load after some time when behind corporate proxy.

I am using Firefox behind a corporate proxy which uses a fairly complex PAC file to route traffic. This is configured at the OS level and I typically have the "use system… (read more)

I am using Firefox behind a corporate proxy which uses a fairly complex PAC file to route traffic. This is configured at the OS level and I typically have the "use system proxy settings" option checked.

After a using Firefox for some period of time (generally between 1/2 and hour and 5 hours) external pages stop loading. All the internal pages that that don't need the proxy still load but external pages hang when loading. They appear to start loading the page but always hang before finishing. Once this has started this will happen to all external pages.

Restarting Firefox fixes the issue. Going into settings and changing the proxy setting will fix the issue (e.g. I have the proxy url used by the system set up in "automatic proxy configuration URL" and swapping between that and "use system proxy settings" will fix the issue. I have tried downloading the PAC file locally and running off that as well, but I get the same issue (works for a time before I have to swap proxy settings).

I'm slowly trying to add more and more sites to "No Proxy for" list in case it's some kind of circular lock without effect so far. It affects both Windows and Mac, and only Firefox (chrome, IE, Edge and Safari all work without issue).

I'm not sure how to debug the issue further. I'd like to do some kind of trace route through Firefox to see if when the block hits it is always failing at the same point but I'm not sure how to do that. Where should I start?

Asked by Bailywick 2 months ago

Cannot Bookmark Pages After Catalina Update

I recently updated my Macbook 2020 to Catalina 10.15.6 and since then I have not been able to bookmark a page and Forefox does not remember my history. I have checked "r… (read more)

I recently updated my Macbook 2020 to Catalina 10.15.6 and since then I have not been able to bookmark a page and Forefox does not remember my history. I have checked "remember my history" in preferences. All my old bookmarks are there and they work fine, it's just that I cannot bookmark any new pages and my browsing history is not recorded/remembered.

Asked by Kim 2 months ago

Latest Firefox Browser v. 78.0.2 (64-Bit) for macOS Catalina v. 10.15.6 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch, 2019) has changed my Google Calendar

Since 21-July 2020, the latest Firefox Browser v. 78.0.2 (64-Bit) for macOS Catalina v. 10.15.6 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch, 2019) has changed my Google Calendar’s variou… (read more)

Since 21-July 2020, the latest Firefox Browser v. 78.0.2 (64-Bit) for macOS Catalina v. 10.15.6 on iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch, 2019) has changed my Google Calendar’s various colours for appointments into only one single colour, and my appointments cannot be edited anymore.

Asked by oldrich1 2 months ago

A way to save debugger breakpoints

Is there a way to save DOM breakpoints added in the debugger? I often need to hit clear cache or reload and it wipes out any debugging points I added with the developer t… (read more)

Is there a way to save DOM breakpoints added in the debugger?

I often need to hit clear cache or reload and it wipes out any debugging points I added with the developer tools. It would be really convenient rather than having to re-add the breakpoint everytime I reload the page

Asked by HandFish 2 months ago

Firefox prevents Mac from automatically sleeping

When Firefox is open, my Mac (2011 MacBook Pro, OS 10.13.6) won't go to sleep automatically (I can put it to sleep manually). It doesn't matter what windows/tabs are open… (read more)

When Firefox is open, my Mac (2011 MacBook Pro, OS 10.13.6) won't go to sleep automatically (I can put it to sleep manually). It doesn't matter what windows/tabs are open. Just having Google or the default window that opens when FF starts up does it. I think this started with the last FF update but am not sure of that.

Asked by dhf25 2 months ago

Constant Hang when 'Save File As'

Running FireFox 78.0.2esr (64bits) on osx 10.11.6 It hangs almost consistently when trying to save a video file using 'Save File As' Tried the following with same results… (read more)

Running FireFox 78.0.2esr (64bits) on osx 10.11.6 It hangs almost consistently when trying to save a video file using 'Save File As'

Tried the following with same results:

  • Safe Mode
  • Changing download directory in Preferences
  • Disabled all ADBlockers and MalWare detectors
  • Tried other browsers with same files, all work fine.

Asked by Aymondo 2 months ago

Keyboard / Text short cut / Mac

Hello, I have created few text shortcut on my Mac (system preference/keyboard/text). They are working under Chrome but not under Firefox, do you know why? Thank you for y… (read more)

Hello, I have created few text shortcut on my Mac (system preference/keyboard/text). They are working under Chrome but not under Firefox, do you know why? Thank you for your help.

Asked by teddy.leclercq 2 months ago

AOL Mail

on AOL viewing a New email, that message sometimes prematurely closes abruptly and moves to OLD MAIL. It's not deleted. This does not happen when using Safari. I have… (read more)

on AOL viewing a New email, that message sometimes prematurely closes abruptly and moves to OLD MAIL. It's not deleted. This does not happen when using Safari. I have a MAC running System 10.13.6

Asked by partsrc 2 months ago

How do I get lastpass add on to work?

I have tried several times to use Firefox and everytime I get hung up on the add ons not working and I get rid of it. I am trying to use Lastpass with the Firefox browse… (read more)

I have tried several times to use Firefox and everytime I get hung up on the add ons not working and I get rid of it. I am trying to use Lastpass with the Firefox browser but I can't find how to add it. I downloaded the Lastpass Add on and it shows up in my addons but I can't add it to the browser. When I open customize I should see it in there but I don't

Asked by nbenn19 2 months ago

youtube won't display

youtube won't display pages in firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) The pages work ok in Safari Have tried safe mode & reinstalled firefox to no avail any help appreciated Thanx M… (read more)

youtube won't display pages in firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) The pages work ok in Safari Have tried safe mode & reinstalled firefox to no avail

any help appreciated Thanx MAC OSX 10.14.6

Asked by twaggers 2 months ago

Menu bar disappears on primary monitor when going full screen on HDMI secondary monitor

On my MacBook Pro, when I'm using Firefox and go full screen on my secondary monitor (connected HDMI), my Menu bar goes away on the primary (laptop) monitor. How do I get… (read more)

On my MacBook Pro, when I'm using Firefox and go full screen on my secondary monitor (connected HDMI), my Menu bar goes away on the primary (laptop) monitor. How do I get it to stop doing this?

Asked by KT 2 months ago

Last reply by child_duckling 2 months ago

Strava - WebSite - Login - FirefoxCP Web Content using up the RAM

Recently the strava web site login page started using up all the RAM (8GB in total, typically 3-4GB free) on my MAC (OS Mojave) when using Firefox (78.0.2 (64-bit). Firef… (read more)

Recently the strava web site login page started using up all the RAM (8GB in total, typically 3-4GB free) on my MAC (OS Mojave) when using Firefox (78.0.2 (64-bit).

FirefoxCP Web Content is the app using up the RAM/Resources.

I suspect this is due to all the trackers strava.com is running and I have firefox setup with 'Enhanced Tracking Protection: Always On'

Blocking Cookies - Cross site and media trackers tracking content - in all windows cryptominers fingerprinters

I always run the Facebook Container.

Note, this problem started about 10-12 days ago, before the garmin ransomware (fwiw).

Note, I don't have any issues with the strava.com/login page consuming resources when using Chrome with Privacy Badger and Adblock Plus.

This is just an FYI - since unsure if it is just a 'my machine' issue. Not ready to test in Firefox without all the enhanced protection yet...

Asked by craig.nicholson 2 months ago

spell-check not working with Outlook.com

I am using Outlook.com (aka Outlook webmail, Hotmail) and the spell-check option no longer works. I write in multiple languages and have always had the option to access … (read more)

I am using Outlook.com (aka Outlook webmail, Hotmail) and the spell-check option no longer works. I write in multiple languages and have always had the option to access the drop-down menu to choose the language from the dictionaries that I have downloaded and/or chose the correct spelling of the word. This drop-down menu no longer appears.

I have reset Firefox to default settings. I then reinstalled the dictionaries that I used. I have also used Fred McD's suggestion:

Type about:config<enter> in the address bar. If a warning screen comes up, press the I Accept the Risk button. At the top of the screen is a search bar.

Type: layout.spellcheckDefault Its values are; 0 Spell Checker Off 1 Check Only Multi-Line Input Boxes. 2 Check Multi And Single Line Input Boxes.

Nothing worked.

I went to send feedback from the Outlook.com feedback icon to the right of the e-mail page and spell-check was working there. It does not work, though, within the body of the e-mail. I spent two hours with Microsoft tech support by chat and they were not able to fix this problem.

The red squiggly line appears here now as I type (and most everywhere else except Outlook.com) and I am able to access the drop-down spelling menu.

It seems like there needs to be a technical resolution between Microsoft and Mozilla Firefox.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by MacBook 2 months ago