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Refresh disaster

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my book… (read more)

Yesterday Firefox, which I've used for years, suggested that I refresh. So I did. It created an "Old Firefox Data" folder. The newly refreshed Firefox had none of my bookmarks, etc., so I tried to add them by calling up the site and pressing Control+D, clicking on the star, etc. Nothing worked. Then I tried to add "Top Sites" to the opening page of the browser, putting in the name and URL. That didn't work either. Then I went to look at the suggestions on the Mozilla site as to what to do, either to allow the current version of Firefox to accept Top Sites & Bookmarks, or to reinsert the Old Firefox Data. I found the relevant pages but could make no sense of them. The recommendations are infinitely beyond my computer capacities, but even the simplest suggestions, like 'open the Old Firefox Data folder, highlight the items contained therein, right click, and press Copy' were unhelpful, since when I right-clicked, the menu that came up didn't include "Copy." Should I uninstall Firefox and download anew? I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox of approximately the same vintage. (Alas) I am also of a generation that remembers when electric typewriters were the big new thing, so I'm going to need very very simple instructions. . . . Many thanks, DKS

Asked by shuger 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Youtube shortcuts on firefox

Tonight I noticed something really weird when I tried to reply to a comment on Youtube. Initially, I tried to reply from the bell button in the notifications and soon I r… (read more)

Tonight I noticed something really weird when I tried to reply to a comment on Youtube. Initially, I tried to reply from the bell button in the notifications and soon I realized that the Spacebar was not working. I thought it might be stuck, but it was not, since it was working fine in both the address bar and the search bar. Asynchronous keys function was disabled. Then, I went to the video and tried to reply from there. Guess what! The video was being resized using the shortcuts depending on what I was typing! For example "t" changes between normal and theater mode and "i" makes it picture-in-picture. What is going on? I am sure no key is locked, i even restarted my pc and the same thing kept happening. Then, I turned it off and on and the problem was persisting. Everything works fine on other applications, just YT seems broken for some reason. I tried to type on YouTube on two other browsers and everything worked fine. I don't think it has anything to do with the windows update, since it only happens on firefox, which I don't intend to change. Is there any setting to lock/toggle the Youtube shortcuts on and off? Sorry for the length of my description and thanks a lot in advance!

Asked by arxidamparotramparifas 8 months ago

Answered by Seburo 8 months ago

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Web page slowing my browser down

I keep getting a message that a web page is slowing my browser down. And it is terribly slow. How can I get rid of this frustrating issue? I think I even know the web … (read more)

I keep getting a message that a web page is slowing my browser down. And it is terribly slow. How can I get rid of this frustrating issue? I think I even know the web page that it is.

Asked by wkeck381 7 months ago

Answered by RageE1der 7 months ago

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Glibc 2.34 hotfix

There seem to be an issue support for glibc 2.34 planed to be added in Firefox 91, any chance to issue a 90.3 hot fix to include support even if it's a few days early? … (read more)

There seem to be an issue support for glibc 2.34 planed to be added in Firefox 91, any chance to issue a 90.3 hot fix to include support even if it's a few days early?

 This is an issue affecting this Distro:

https://github.com/clearlinux/distribution/issues/2416

Asked by IndianaRoy 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Banking Log-in problem

When trying to log into my Barclays Bank account with Samsung laptop (previously trouble free) I get: 'Bad request Your browser sent a query this server could not underst… (read more)

When trying to log into my Barclays Bank account with Samsung laptop (previously trouble free) I get: 'Bad request Your browser sent a query this server could not understand'. I'm able to access account with my Samsung phone app.

Asked by raynmaggie 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago