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Would browsers support JavaScript if built today?

With JavaScript move from untypted language to typed language and adding class syntax to come closer to Java/C# and also Java move toward functional programming and emerg… (read more)

With JavaScript move from untypted language to typed language and adding class syntax to come closer to Java/C# and also Java move toward functional programming and emerge of modern languages such as Kotlin, would browser (and HTML5) still pick JavaScript as a language to support dynamic content?

To me, feels like JavaScript+HTML5 are trying to solve what Java Applets tried to solve in early days of Java but pure Java was not a good solution. However, Kotlin + HTML5 probably would be better option today if we were not stick to tons of applications and users that still rely on JavaScript in their browsers. Or are there any specific features in JavaScript that still makes it best solution?

Asked by zamanifar53 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Lottery or something like that

I got a spam or is it a true? I've passed over interview about browsers that I use and how many times I used Firefox. It send me to that link and after it threw me to the… (read more)

I got a spam or is it a true? I've passed over interview about browsers that I use and how many times I used Firefox. It send me to that link and after it threw me to the site called https://bestiona.com/S10P/?s=163302c5334e33d483&uclick=dvlpc8i4&uclickhash=dvlpc8i4-dvlpc8i4-6o-0-6o-xs-us-ba3c32#p-p

Fake or true?

Asked by deft.den 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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managing my browser

In the search settings it has "Your browser is being managed by your organisation", what is that about? I don't belong to any organisation, and want to manage my own brow… (read more)

In the search settings it has "Your browser is being managed by your organisation", what is that about? I don't belong to any organisation, and want to manage my own browser.

Asked by ariari84 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Two instances of the primary password box are opened, only have to enter once

I am using Firefox 81.0.1 (64 bits) for Windows 10. After I open Firefox I get two instance of the primary password rather than one. This does not happen immediately. I h… (read more)

I am using Firefox 81.0.1 (64 bits) for Windows 10. After I open Firefox I get two instance of the primary password rather than one. This does not happen immediately. I have roughly 20 tabs pinned, so quite a number of websites are opened during startup. My guess is that this takes such an amount of time, Firefox is simply triggered to open another window. Still I think this behaviour is odd and it has happened to me before in a version where we still had the master password. This sounds disengaged, but I never bothered to report this behaviour until now.

I am not certain whether this is a feature or a bug.

I could remove a lot of pinned tabs, but I rather would not. These are websites/services I all use once or twice a day during work, sometimes even more depending on the activity I am engaged in.

Asked by adriaanvl 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 1 year ago

Answered by jsamcr 1 year ago

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YouTube doenst work in second tab

Maybe you can help me.. When i start YouTube in one Tab i dont have any problems, but if i open a second Tab and go to YouTube i only can click at a video and than it doe… (read more)

Maybe you can help me..

When i start YouTube in one Tab i dont have any problems, but if i open a second Tab and go to YouTube i only can click at a video and than it doesnt load. I even dont see a black video window, theres just that white/light greay background, i also cant click on other recommended videos on this site.

If i open a video from the first tab by open in other tab i have the same problem immedeatly.

I updated Firefox and Windows (as recommended by Mozzilla).

Sincerly D

Asked by davidmerz97 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Redirects to Yahoo Search via searchland

I am consistently being re-directed so some site called searchland every time I use search. Why? My default search engine in the options is set to use BING. Searcdhland t… (read more)

I am consistently being re-directed so some site called searchland every time I use search. Why? My default search engine in the options is set to use BING. Searcdhland then redirects to Yahoo search. Why?

Asked by james_miller107 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Monitor error

I have 3 email addresses, one of which is a gmail address. The other two get checked in the Firefox Monitor, but when I click verify in the gmail acount email, I get thi… (read more)

I have 3 email addresses, one of which is a gmail address. The other two get checked in the Firefox Monitor, but when I click verify in the gmail acount email, I get this error: This email address is not subscribed to Firefox Monitor. What does this mean? The other two addresses have been checked and the breaches for them have been resolved. For some reason, I can't get the gmail address verified to see if it has been breached. Any clues as to why this is so?

Asked by Bob Hicks 1 year ago

Answered by Bob Hicks 1 year ago

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adobe flash player for firefox

Hi,my name is Amit.I just got the message that adobe flash player will stop working in firefox in December 2020. What will replace it? Should I download something for my … (read more)

Hi,my name is Amit.I just got the message that adobe flash player will stop working in firefox in December 2020. What will replace it? Should I download something for my browser?Where from should I download? I've got the Hebrew version of firefox for windows.Thank you very much!

Asked by amitbr16 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

I began receiving the following message about 3 days ago - PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. As I was browsing the forum I came across a suggestion to disable add-ons and restart… (read more)

I began receiving the following message about 3 days ago - PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR. As I was browsing the forum I came across a suggestion to disable add-ons and restart Firefox in safe mode. When I did that I could now connect to the website I wanted. I then re-stared Firefox multiple times disabling the Add-ons one at a time.

In my case the culprit is "DuckDuckGo" priviacy and security add-on. When I disabled that and re-started Firefox I was able to connect. WhoYah!!!

Asked by denniscdegarmo 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Unbootable computer - can I recover logins and bookmarks?

Hello I have been very stupid. I have a lot of useful Firefox logins, passwords and bookmarks, stored on a computer which now won't boot. The data were not synced to any… (read more)

Hello I have been very stupid. I have a lot of useful Firefox logins, passwords and bookmarks, stored on a computer which now won't boot. The data were not synced to any other device. I can read the C drive using a system rescue disk, and have been able to copy emails and other data to a working computer. Is there any way to copy the Firefox data from the non-working computer and import to Firefox on my working machine? Basically I need to know, in terms of directory and file names, where Firefox stores these data, and any problems in reading these files. The dead computer used Windows 10, version 2004. Firefox used automatic update, so would be the latest version as of last Wednesday. Many thanks for any help. Peter Kenny

Asked by pbkresearch 1 year ago

Answered by pbkresearch 1 year ago

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Weird problem: 'Search in page' (CTRL+F) orks fine on most pages but is not working on one particular page

The page search facility (Ctrl+F) works fine for most pages, but doesn't work on one particular page. The page in question happens to be my home page and is one that I cr… (read more)

The page search facility (Ctrl+F) works fine for most pages, but doesn't work on one particular page.

The page in question happens to be my home page and is one that I created via Macromedia Dreamweaver. It is my web portal containing numerous links (to all the sites I usually access).

I press Ctrl+F and the search box appears at bottom of screen, as usual. I enter a word in the search box, click the up and down arrows, but it doesn't find any matches, even though that word definitely exists on the page (multiple times). (The Highlight All, Match Case, Whole Words options are not selected). If I enable "Highlight All", nothing is highlighted.

This problem has surfaced in the last month or so. I suspect it may have crept in with a recent Firefox update, as this wasn't a problem in the past. My setup: Desktop PC, Win 10 (64bit), Firefox is 82.0 (64-bit) -the current version, and I'm using the Default Theme.

PS: I opened the same page with Microsoft Edge and the Page Search works fine there. .... but Firefox is my preferred browser, so I need to get to the bottom of this problem.

Any suggestions on how I can resolve this weird problem?

Asked by micdal22 1 year ago

Answered by micdal22 1 year ago

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E-mail downloads automatically whether it a file or another URL in the e-mail

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone… (read more)

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone to Options-General and have checked "ask me" not download. Really could use help on this. Thanks Jon

Asked by jonl881105 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Backup Firefox profile in Windows 10

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is … (read more)

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is trying to overwrite the previously stored version with the current version. No other file in the Firefox profile is similarly affected. How do I fix this problem?

Asked by BobLinderman 1 year ago

Answered by BobLinderman 1 year ago

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Adobe Flash Player finishing in December 2020

Adobe Flash Player is finishing 31 December 2020 in Australia, what is recommended to replace it or do I have something else already on my computer?? Would appreciate so… (read more)

Adobe Flash Player is finishing 31 December 2020 in Australia, what is recommended to replace it or do I have something else already on my computer?? Would appreciate some guidance if possible...

Asked by barbara 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago