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Unwelcome pop-up on download

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of t… (read more)

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of the icons I use for downloading images which is frustrating. If I right click on any of the downloads one of the options is to Clear Preview Panel, so I assumed it was called Preview Panel, but help does not know about that and I can't find how to stop it coming up (it used not to until I did something, I don't know what) It's driving me crazy.

Asked by Bazza43 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Video playback issues

For the last several days (as of 12/20/2023) I have had issues with playback on sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Dropout.tv (not YouTube). Error messages indica… (read more)

For the last several days (as of 12/20/2023) I have had issues with playback on sites including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Dropout.tv (not YouTube). Error messages indicate that my browser is unsupported and I need the newest version of Firefox, but my browser is completely up-to-date. Pausing my adblocker on these sites does nothing to correct the issue, nor does restarting the browser or my computer.

Asked by ekdhale 2 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 2 months ago

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Download pane appears in upper right quadrant.

I always use the current Firefox on two Macintosh browsers running OS 10.14.6. Recently (in only one of the computers), if I download a file, a pane containing recent do… (read more)

I always use the current Firefox on two Macintosh browsers running OS 10.14.6.

Recently (in only one of the computers), if I download a file, a pane containing recent downloads opens in the upper left-hand quadrant. This is distinct from the downloads portion of the "Library" area, and gets in the way of my ability to use Firefox efficiently.

I can't seem to find a way to keep this pane from repeatedly opening up as I download things. Can anyone help?

Asked by Etnier 1 year ago

Answered by YongHan 1 year ago

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cannot delete this, whether it's a cookie or not: about.ef2a7dd5-93bc-417f-a698-142c3116864f.mozilla

about.ef2a7dd5-93bc-417f-a698-142c3116864f.mozilla This ‘cookie’ (no size shown) has been showing up on my Firefox ‘manage website data’ since at least March ’23 and it w… (read more)

about.ef2a7dd5-93bc-417f-a698-142c3116864f.mozilla This ‘cookie’ (no size shown) has been showing up on my Firefox ‘manage website data’ since at least March ’23 and it will NOT delete. It may not be 'a real cookie' but I still can’t get rid of it.

When I searched online for that apparent address I found: https://gitlab.torproject.org/tpo/applications/tor-browser/-/issues/40175 The info near the top of that site’s page: Torbutton INFO: tor SOCKS: http://expyuzz4wqqyqhjn.onion/static/images/home/png/block-trackers@3x.png?h=70991bcb via --unknown--:cc55771ba6d6e8c6542066863a47e223 SOCKS is a username? And the ‘onion/hidden service’ address cannot be accessed unless using the Tor browser? So that seems a dead end for me.

I have seen 3 other people posting here in the past year about this particular cookie. hobro1 did an uninstall & still had to remove directories manually after getting some answers from several others. blazee decided – based on the answer given by jscher 2000 – that it probably wasn’t dangerous. mekishev 1 received an answer from cor-el that is incomprehensible to me, except for saying ‘it isn’t a real cookie’. I understand it may not 'a real cookie' but then why is it showing up in 'manage website data' where everything else is a cookie?

Can anyone help, please? I’m about to migrate over to a new computer and really don’t want to take this with me. I don’t like the fact that it persists, and that the cookies ‘keeper’ – SOCKS maybe? – is completely hidden.

Thanks much in advance for any assistance!

PS The only possible explanation I've come up with for how it got this cookie is when I was checking out some Firefox extensions; I didn’t even know what Tor was till trying to figure this out.

Asked by mydiylife 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Cannot reset Comcast email password in Firefox

Comcast (Xfinity) requested that I change my webmail password. I have https://login.xfinity.com on the list of exceptions for cookies and site data to ALLOW. Regardless,… (read more)

Comcast (Xfinity) requested that I change my webmail password. I have https://login.xfinity.com on the list of exceptions for cookies and site data to ALLOW. Regardless, Firefox doesn't allow me to do a password reset.

I used Safari to change the password. It worked.

Since I use most of the time Firefox, I wanted to go back and login into Comcast webmail using Firefox with the new password. It doesn't let me and just tells me to reset my password.

This used to work in the past. Something had to be changed since I last changed passwords for webmail in later versions of Firefox.

Please let me know know what to do to enable me to continue to use Firefox for webmail. I have version 115.5. Thanks.

Asked by Sue 2 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 2 months ago

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PLEASE HELP ASAP - CANNOT CONNECT TO GOOGLE OR GMAIL!!!

What is going on? After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cannot access google search engine within f… (read more)

What is going on?

After doing a reset to try and get rid of the yahoo redirect malware attached to the Firefox browser, now I cannot access google search engine within firefox, or my gmail email account. I get the error messages attached below. I have spent hours looking on your support pages and tried all ways and NOTHING WORKS!!!!

FIrefox has been my default browser for years but if you cannot fix this very annoying and frustrating bug, I will be forced to your Chrome.

Very unhappy with this

I am using a MacBook Pro and latest version of FIrefox 100.0

PLEASE HELP ASAP!!!!!

Asked by nz.jason.duncan 1 year ago

Answered by nz.jason.duncan 1 year ago

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How do I get rid of the downloads pop up that appears next to downloads icon?

I recently closed and re-opened Firefox to refresh it. Now, when I download an attachment from Gmail, a pop up appears next to my downloads icon. How do I turn that off? … (read more)

I recently closed and re-opened Firefox to refresh it. Now, when I download an attachment from Gmail, a pop up appears next to my downloads icon. How do I turn that off?

Asked by KT 1 year ago

Answered by KT 1 year ago

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::before and ::after pseudo-elements override my safety css. How can I override them back?

Animation triggers my migraines. Man websites use transition and animation timing functions such as "ease in-out" to animate the interface. I try to block this. Among ot… (read more)

Animation triggers my migraines.

Man websites use transition and animation timing functions such as "ease in-out" to animate the interface. I try to block this. Among other tools I use userContent,css, including the following:

  • {animation-timing-function: step-start !important}
  • {transition-timing-function: step-start !important}

This works to de-animate regular css elements, but not ::before and ::after pseudo-elements.

The current css standards do not apply user css to pseudo-elements. I've written to the WCAG about the issue.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1865572

https://github.com/w3c/wcag3/issues/40

But I really really need some way to de-animate these, because they trigger my migraines. Aside from css fixes, I often reduce the frame rate in about:config, but can't always do that, disable smooth scrolling, disable animated gifs and animated pngs, disable autoplay, block various non-scrolling elements using either css or uBlock Origin, etc.

Asked by MarjaE 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Using Facebook links from internet searchs resets my back-button history

Whenever I click on a web search link that goes to Facebook, my Firefox browser back button is cleared. This makes it impossible to go back to my original search easily. … (read more)

Whenever I click on a web search link that goes to Facebook, my Firefox browser back button is cleared. This makes it impossible to go back to my original search easily.

When I remember and notice, I open link in new tab to retain my history.
This started happening several months ago and can be frustrating when doing deep searches.
 I hope there is a security setting I am missing that is allowing Facebook access to my browsing history!
Thanks for your help!

Asked by rduckshow 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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New Empty Window Problem (Mac)

I am using FF 115.7.0 on a Mac. I normally use tabs but when I need a new window, it opens with every one of my bookmarks in a tab. I can open a subject in a new window… (read more)

I am using FF 115.7.0 on a Mac. I normally use tabs but when I need a new window, it opens with every one of my bookmarks in a tab. I can open a subject in a new window from an article in a tab from a different window but I just can't open an empty window without getting all of my bookmarks opened in (many!) separate tabs.

Thanks for any help.

Asked by omniwin 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Problem with privacy settings

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disab… (read more)

I reset my privacy settings to "standard", as they were causing too many problems. I quit Firefox. Some websites (like Google) are still telling me that cookies are disabled, when they are not and don't allow me to go to these websites. I attached 2 screen captures. Any reason for this and how to fix this problem?

Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 1 year ago

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Not printing properly on eBay with built-in PDF viewer 103.01 (64-bit) Mac OS

Hello, The last few days, I've been having issues printing with the built-in PDF viewer, but only on eBay. The invoices and labels will look fine in the preview, but whe… (read more)

Hello,

The last few days, I've been having issues printing with the built-in PDF viewer, but only on eBay. The invoices and labels will look fine in the preview, but when printed, any images on them will come out garbled and corrupted.

I tried to print using Chrome and had no issues. Would this be just a Firefox issue, or an issue with eBay and Firefox.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks

Asked by jasrob1022 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox - Drag bookmark to folder problem

Hi everyone I can no longer drag a bookmark to a folder and insert it where I need to in the folder, which previously was very useful. Now when I drag a bookmark and tr… (read more)

Hi everyone

I can no longer drag a bookmark to a folder and insert it where I need to in the folder, which previously was very useful.

Now when I drag a bookmark and try to insert it where I need to it defaults to inserting it as the first / top bookmark in the folder. Which means I have to drag it a second time to its desired position.

Please could anyone advise about how to get the functionality back.

Thanks in advance !

Asked by swage26 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Redirects

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University we… (read more)

Every time I enter a link to a google service, I see a notice that says "Your should be redirected in a moment..." and then I get redirected to the Stanford University website (https://pass.stanford.edu/signin.html). It is not a specific website redirecting me, but rather some algorithm is detecting a google link and sending me to Stanford University instead . For instance, if I paste in a link to a particular location in Google Maps, I will end up at Stanford instead. I have no idea how to fix this, but it makes me avoid Firefox and use Chrome because Chrome does not redirect. I would rather use Firefox.

Asked by bruce98 1 year ago

Answered by bruce98 1 year ago

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Where can I download FF for OS X El Capitan V10.11.6?

My old 2009 MacBook Pro broke, got fixed, and now the backup won't transfer. So I need a new Firefox. OS X El Capitan V10.11.6 is the latest this old computer will ha… (read more)

My old 2009 MacBook Pro broke, got fixed, and now the backup won't transfer. So I need a new Firefox.

OS X El Capitan V10.11.6 is the latest this old computer will handle. On the mozilla.org download page, the app on the .dmg that gets downloaded says it wants OS X 10.12 or later.

I'd appreciate your suggestions.

--Gil

Asked by GilDawson 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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115.4.0esr on 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 macos 10.14.6 youtube behaves not as intended, overheating while some video is played

I added a screenshot of youtube having flickering while video is being played, it is a bit hard to see but there is a slightly brighter stripe on the grey background and … (read more)

I added a screenshot of youtube having flickering while video is being played, it is a bit hard to see but there is a slightly brighter stripe on the grey background and picture cant depict flickering; it starts immediately after video is started and stops after 3-4 sec after video is paused, like there is some background activity behind youtube foreground. I understand my comp is weak (Intel Iris Graphics 550 1536 MB 8 GB, 2133 MHz LPDDR3), but not that much, please help

Asked by Smert Horrific 3 months ago

Answered by Smert Horrific 3 months ago

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FireFox Not Rendering Code Properly

Counter code numbers do not show for me here with FF but do show for Safari (which I don't like): http://robfalcone.com/rf/ Embedded archive sows fine on this ONE site b… (read more)

Counter code numbers do not show for me here with FF but do show for Safari (which I don't like): http://robfalcone.com/rf/

Embedded archive sows fine on this ONE site but all others similar won't show it even tho all are set up exactly the same.

This form is showing correctly. https://www.denisericciardi.org/mailing-list/

This form is NOT. https://amherstrepublicans.org/mailing-list/

This archive shows correctly. https://www.denisericciardi.org/mailing-list/archive-2023/

The one embedded here does NOT. https://bedfordresidents.com/bra/mailing-list/newsletter-archive/


I have about 30 websites with these errors. The only ONE is this that has NO errors even tho setup exactly the same https://www.denisericciardi.org/mailing-list/archive-2023/

Asked by GadsdenGurl 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 7 months ago

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UI elements on 27" iMac are far too small

I've used Firefox for years on my iMac with its 5K display. The UI was fine. Today I had to delete and then re-install Firefox because the program had started crashing r… (read more)

I've used Firefox for years on my iMac with its 5K display. The UI was fine. Today I had to delete and then re-install Firefox because the program had started crashing repeatedly. I lost a lot of bookmarks & tabs. Upon opening the new install, I saw that Firefox now shows a miniaturized UI that is very difficult to read. I refer to the UI elements (tabs, bookmarks bar, URL/search field), not the web pages themselves. As part of the installation, I went through all the settings, and I didn't see any controls for the sizes of UI elements. So I searched the internet and found many reports of similar problems over many years. I tried a few suggested changes to about:config settings. Nothing has worked. I am exasperated. What am I missing? Can anyone help?

Asked by Bob-SF 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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stop searches in URL bar

I have Firefox 115.1.0esr. Google is my home page. When I search for things I want to ONLY use the Google bar. I DON'T want to start typing and have the URL bar start to … (read more)

I have Firefox 115.1.0esr. Google is my home page. When I search for things I want to ONLY use the Google bar. I DON'T want to start typing and have the URL bar start to fill in. See screenshot, I've unchecked what I think should allow only the Google bar to fill in and search. But it's still going to the MAIN URL bar above. Please help me fix this, it's driving me crazy!!!!!

Asked by ShaunTru6 6 months ago

Answered by Terry 6 months ago

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Cannot set cookie preferences when using Firefox

Hi: I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection… (read more)

Hi:

I tried to set cookie preferences for different websites. For reasons that I do not understand, I cannot move the "slider". I even turned of the existing protection for the websites, but nothing changed. I tried the same with Safari using the same computer and mouse, and I had no problems.

Is this a known bug?

I attached a screen capture. Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago