Feedback: Firefox default printing settings are terrible

Half the time when I need to print websites to PDF, using print to pdf function, Firefox does not print the webpage properly. I know that I can probably go in the printin… (read more)

Half the time when I need to print websites to PDF, using print to pdf function, Firefox does not print the webpage properly. I know that I can probably go in the printing setting to change it for that page and that might fix the problem. But for my project, I need to do this nearly 150 websites everyday. So fiddling around with every other website and Firefox print setting is not an option. I have attached a sample print to PDF to show the problem. When I print, half the content is hidden. In contrast, whenever I use Google Chrome, I never have this issue. The default printing settings just work, every single time in Chrome. I don't want to switch to Chrome because I want to support the Mozilla/Firefox mission. But the minor issues in Firefox are frustrating.

Between the lack of a translation tool that can translate the webpage and the poor default printing setting, I am nearly ready to switch. Firefox developers, if you're reading this, please fix this printing issue. While you're at it, please add an inbuilt webpage translation tool. Nobody want to copy and past webpages to translate them. I really want to stick with Mozilla, but you have to improve these little features within the browser.

Actually never mind, cannot attach the pdf to show the issue in this forum. FANTASTIC (sarcasm)! Here is a sample screen shot instead. It shows what the print out looks like when "print to pdf" file is saved.

Asked by saifsquire 2 months ago

Filesystem dialog will not show up for uploads in Gmail, Google Drive and other non-Google webmail

I am on MacOS. I am using the most recent version of Firefox (75.0). When I go to upload a file in either Gmail or Google Drive, the filesystem dialog will not come up.… (read more)

I am on MacOS. I am using the most recent version of Firefox (75.0). When I go to upload a file in either Gmail or Google Drive, the filesystem dialog will not come up. The browser freezes for a few seconds, I get the beach ball, then it comes back with nothing have happened. I have refreshed Firefox completely, I have tried this in safe mode without any extensions, and none of it helps.

I tried a non-Google webmail solution as well and the same thing happens.

Asked by theoriginalkage 2 months ago

Twice recently an online purchase has failed at the card verification state. In both cases the solution was to use Microsoft Edge which was successful. Why?

Two recent purchases using Firefox, fully up to date, on Windows 10 have failed at the card verification state. I was adviced by Epsom (my first problem) to change my bro… (read more)

Two recent purchases using Firefox, fully up to date, on Windows 10 have failed at the card verification state. I was adviced by Epsom (my first problem) to change my browser. On changing to Edge I had no problem. Why is this.

Asked by roy15 2 months ago

More tabs open than I can see

Hi all, Apologies for the strange question description, it's an odd issue to describe. Basically, when I close Firefox, it brings up the "Exit and close tabs?" dialogue. … (read more)

Hi all,

Apologies for the strange question description, it's an odd issue to describe.

Basically, when I close Firefox, it brings up the "Exit and close tabs?" dialogue. What's odd about this is that it says "You are about to close 45 tabs" despite me only having 5 open (4 pinned tabs, and one additional tab).

Anyone have any idea how to see the mysterious ghost tabs?

Additional information that may be relevant is that I used to use the old Firefox feature that allowed you to organise tabs into individual groups that you could select to just view those tabs, then switch to a different group, from within one browser instance. I'm thinking that when the feature was removed, the tabs that were still open within the 'hidden' groups stayed open, but not visible. If so, any idea how to access them?

Thanks to anyone who reads this, and extra to anyone who can help!

Asked by Mina 2 months ago

PayPal checkout popup window loads indefinitely so cannot make a payment

When I'm on a site and it takes me to Paypal for payment, I end up with just an endlessly rotating circle and "Securely logging you in... You activated PayPal One Touch™,… (read more)

When I'm on a site and it takes me to Paypal for payment, I end up with just an endlessly rotating circle and "Securely logging you in... You activated PayPal One Touch™, so no need to enter your password today"

Supposedly this problem has been solved for prior posts: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1277038 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1279904

But, the solutions don't work for me. The "security shield" solution doesn't work, nor does the set to "false" solution.

I do have a solution, but I'd like a better one. My current solution when I get this screen is to kick myself, saying "Dammit, I know I can't use Firefox to make Paypal payments" and then just switch to any other browser.

Help?

Asked by angelsix 2 months ago

Why does webgl fail for Firefox?

Sites that use WebGL fail for me on Firefox, and in the 'WebGL 1 Driver Renderer' field of about:support, I see the message: WebGL creation failed: Refused to create n… (read more)

Sites that use WebGL fail for me on Firefox, and in the 'WebGL 1 Driver Renderer' field of about:support, I see the message:

WebGL creation failed:

  • Refused to create native OpenGL context because of blacklist entry: FEATURE_FAILURE_GLXTEST_FAILED
  • Exhausted GL driver options.

I haven't been able to find information about this error by searching on these forums or the web.

It should be noted that WebGL works fine in Chrome on the same machine.

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 card, running nvidia-driver-440 from the Ubuntu apt archive.

Asked by Cody Shepherd 2 months ago

Printing to PDF cuts off text/does not print full page

I've been looking for a new job, and I like to print out the job descriptions to pdf to save for later reference. However, I've noticed that Firefox does not always prin… (read more)

I've been looking for a new job, and I like to print out the job descriptions to pdf to save for later reference. However, I've noticed that Firefox does not always print out the full web page. It will often cut off text, or only print the first page. It's more noticeable when the website uses frames.

I've tried using "print selection", but it still seems to cut off the text, or still tries to print the full site/page and not my selection.

When I print in Chrome, I do not have any issues.

Anyone else notice this and maybe have a resolution?

Thanks.

Asked by Jason 2 months ago

Cannot access forgotten/deleted website

Some time ago I removed a website form the New Tab Top Sites list. I'm pretty sure I did it via the '. . . > Delete from history' option. At the time I got a warning m… (read more)

Some time ago I removed a website form the New Tab Top Sites list. I'm pretty sure I did it via the '. . . > Delete from history' option. At the time I got a warning message similar to 'This action cannot be undone'.

That was fine, but since then I cannot visit the website directly via the address bar or via the link that tends to appear in New Tab > Top Sites. What I've been doing is searching on DuckDuckGo then clicking that link, which works fine. That search is conveniently on my Top Sites list. I can access the site direct in another browser.

I recently had to reset my password for the site and now the reset link doesn't work. All the help I've found doesn't mention any problem like this.

How do I unforget/undelete/unblock this site? Help!

Asked by gryph 2 months ago

Several problems all of a sudden including uncontrolled zooming, drop down menus not working and random switching of the search engine

Problem 1: CTRL key causes ZOOM (no my keys are not stuck as they work fine in Chrome). I have for now fixed it by turning the scroll options (as recommended in forums he… (read more)

Problem 1: CTRL key causes ZOOM (no my keys are not stuck as they work fine in Chrome). I have for now fixed it by turning the scroll options (as recommended in forums here to "0"). However this is the second time this had happened. Problem 2: Search engine randomly changes. If I use the search window from the customize link, the drop down also does not work which means I cannot switch the search engine simply using the drop down menu. Problem 3: Drop down menus in some websites dont work. Example is multiple saved logins on say an email website. Usually it shows you a drop down menu for all the login names to choose from. Now, the menu flicks for a second and I cannot choose anything (similar to problem 2).

Please advise. Thanks

Asked by Roy 2 months ago

when firefox starts the screen dims

When I startup Firefox,the screen dims. When I go to the change brightness section in Windows 10 I find that the balanced button is now checked instead of the high perfo… (read more)

When I startup Firefox,the screen dims. When I go to the change brightness section in Windows 10 I find that the balanced button is now checked instead of the high performance button that is normally checked. If I shut down Firefox the brightness returns to normal and the high performance button is checked. I have a 2019 MSI 17 inch laptop running Windows 10. Any help would be appreciated.

Jim Farrell

Asked by James Farrell 2 months ago

q character

When i have many tabs open, i can't write the q character. I need to copy q and paste CTRL+V into Firefox. This problem is present in all open tabs. The problem is also p… (read more)

When i have many tabs open, i can't write the q character. I need to copy q and paste CTRL+V into Firefox. This problem is present in all open tabs. The problem is also present in the latest Firefox version. This problem there is in Windows 7 and Windows 10.

Marco

Asked by Marco 2 months ago

The address wasn’t understood. Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (c) isn’t associated with any program.

I am a developer and i am using mozilla from very beginning, but i got this type of error message for first time, while adding pdf file to my HTML document but it show me… (read more)

I am a developer and i am using mozilla from very beginning, but i got this type of error message for first time, while adding pdf file to my HTML document but it show me this error. I don't know how to get over it. My code is working with other browsers like chrome, internet explorer etc but not with mozilla.

Asked by rudrasoni2000 2 months ago

Sometimes after a relaunch Firefox refuses to load anything - addons don't start, web pages load eternally instead of instantly.

Greetings, Sometimes on launching Firefox, my system gets into a state where nothing seems to work. (This has been going on for years, but only intermittently) My addons … (read more)

Greetings,

Sometimes on launching Firefox, my system gets into a state where nothing seems to work. (This has been going on for years, but only intermittently) My addons stop working (for example, clicking on the icon for LastPass just pops up a small box with nothing in it) and pages never load beyond a blank page. Sometimes the page that was the active tab before closing Firefox will have a partial load of the page (I've had GMail come up to the "loading GMail" screen with the big envelope, but it never proceeds beyond that) but even that's inconsistent.

I don't use profile sync; I usually just copy my profile around. I've tried recreating a brand new profile and migrating my bookmarks, then adding in addons.

Any thoughts about what could be causing this?

Asked by inthane 2 months ago

Why does Firefox open older windows instead of recently closed one?

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and w… (read more)

I had Firefox opened in a main windows with maybe 50 tabs of tabs I wanted to look at (documentaries, stand-up shows, stuff from work etc). I opened a second window and while navigating in the second window I mistakenly close the main. As one does, I hit Open recently closed window. Guess what? Firefox opens a window from yesterday and a few more empty ones, but not the one I just closed. Can someone help me with this?

Asked by GrammarNazi238 2 months ago

Password rest email is gibberish

Im trying to change my Firefox sync password as i forgot it, however the recovery email i am send is just gibberish, i can make out 1 line that says click this button to … (read more)

Im trying to change my Firefox sync password as i forgot it, however the recovery email i am send is just gibberish, i can make out 1 line that says click this button to rest but he rest is just code.

Asked by Harry 2 months ago

Last Firefox Update messed up my own Security Certificates, and now I cannot access my Bank!

Just tried to access my companies Homebanking website, and realized Firefoz didn't ask for my Security Certificate no more, therefore the Homebanking site will not allow … (read more)

Just tried to access my companies Homebanking website, and realized Firefoz didn't ask for my Security Certificate no more, therefore the Homebanking site will not allow me to perform any actions!

Can you help?

Mozilla: Why do you do such upgrades without making sure they will not disturb people's life?!?

Asked by eloi1 1 month ago

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start up screen keeps asking me to synch all device i only have 2 boyh done just going round in a circle

start up for the first time have put in my computer then password move on to the phone and password then asks for another i do not have another then it just keeps going r… (read more)

start up for the first time have put in my computer then password move on to the phone and password then asks for another i do not have another then it just keeps going round in a circle why tried pressing alt nothing happens to find tools This is the first screen on the new firefox bring back the old one

Asked by scrappiemaid 1 year ago

Last reply by FFus3r 1 year ago