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I copied FireFox layout to another Ubuntu user them edit them

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting. I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1… (read more)

This action also Edited My layout which I did not wish for, Question can I revert back to my old setting.

I Have Old Firefox Data Folder on My desktop. mx4fi2sl.default-1478602583641 which includes bookmarkbackups.

Asked by Rich_42 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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custom search settings

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks. Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes o… (read more)

DDG has been set as my default engine. This (v.63) FF setting is reliable and consistent. i.e. it sticks.

Alas, changing the 'Privacy and Security' Settings in FF wipes out the default DDG Search settings. (and no, this never used to happen).

For example, clicking on DDG's Search Results no longer open in a new tab and all the DDG Search settings are reset to their default. This is consistent, repeatable and happens after customizing Cookies and Trackers in FF Settings. (I have no idea about any other Search Engines)

Yes, I deleted all the .sqlite files and .js files and re-installed FF. Generally I 'pulled my hair out' trying to find the cause. Even add-on offed Privacy Badger, uMatrix & uBlockOrigin (to no avail.)

I don't like to be bald and hope FF will buy me a wig for my travails.

Solution? Keep FF 'Privacy and Security' Settings at their defaults....

Hope this helps someone else as it took me a few weeks... Devs? Hah!

Asked by Northumbrian 1 year ago

Answered by Northumbrian 1 year ago

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Where did "use current Pages" go to

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a pers… (read more)

I can't set the current pages anymore since I got my computer fixed reinstalled Firefox. About ready to go to Chrome to see if they have it. I can get support from a person with Chrome. Can't with Firefox.

Asked by Frick 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox kills network with chatter

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox spor… (read more)

I'm running Neon 5.15 (Linux KDE desktop running on Ubuntu 18.4). I have been running Firefox Nightly. I reinstalled my OS due to a hard drive issue. Now Firefox sporadically fills my network with chatter, preventing other family members from being able to access the internet. I have: tried installing Kubuntu - same issue renaming .mozzilla and allowing Firefox to create a new profile allowing Sync to provide bookmarks, etc. - same issue disabled all addons: extensions, themes, plugins - same issue used standard version of Firefox - same issue

To ensure it's actually Firefox I've been using Chromium (open source version of Chrome) for the past 3 days and have had no issues. I'm using Firefox to write this but have had to close it 3 times due to network chatter.

Please help, I don't want to use Chromium, I want my Firefox back. I've been using it since version 0.5.

Asked by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

Answered by The_TechnoJunky 1 year ago

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Extentions in private browsing

Since Firefox 67, in Add-on manager, your shown what installed extensions would work in private browsing: Also, this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extension… (read more)

Since Firefox 67, in Add-on manager, your shown what installed extensions would work in private browsing:

Also, this link: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/extensions-private-browsing?as=u&utm_source=inproduct

Yet the add-on in question, Lastpass does auto connect on browser close, as it requires cookies.. so i must use "custom setting" with the only option selected "Clear history when firefox closes" as the equivalent to PB.


However i need more info on what it reports in Add-on manager... what is Mozilla saying "This addon "should work" ? or "it will work, but there could be poblem when you restart browser" ?


Asked by TECH192 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox URL Autocomplete Not Working - Have Tried Everything

I'm having a lot of trouble with the URL autocomplete function not working. I have been trying to solve this for a couple days and nothing is working to enable the URL au… (read more)

I'm having a lot of trouble with the URL autocomplete function not working. I have been trying to solve this for a couple days and nothing is working to enable the URL autocomplete. Here are some of the things I have tried - does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks so much!

-Made sure the browser.urlbar.autoFill item is set to 'true' -Adjusted Firefox History settings to 'Remember History' -Adjusted Firefox Address Bar settings (Browsing History, Bookmarks, and Open Tabs are checked) -Cleared cache and cookies -Reset Firefox several times -Reinstalled Firefox (without deleting profile and Firefox data)

I have attached screenshots of how my 'about:config' looks, as well as the 'Important Modified Preferences,' in case there's an error that someone else can catch.

(I am running Firefox 68.0.2 on macOS Mojave Version 10.14.5)

Asked by Kenton 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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Changing size on one tab has suddenly started changing the size on another tab for the same website

If I have two (or more) tabs open for the same website and I want to resize/zoom something on one tab only, the other tab now also changes. As an example, I will have th… (read more)

If I have two (or more) tabs open for the same website and I want to resize/zoom something on one tab only, the other tab now also changes.

As an example, I will have the Guardian news site open with all sizes of text and graphics as I like them. If there is an article open for comments I open this in a second tab and, because the text of the comments is smaller, I increase the size on this tab.

Doing that made the text on the second tab a nice size for me but nothing on the first tab changed.

Since last night, every time I change the size/zoom on the second tab it now does the same thing on the first tab. I've done nothing different to this laptop nor firefox settings.

What's happened?

Asked by Monsieur_Rioux 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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After the last update, Firefox made itself my home page and wiped out the hotspots on my new tabs.

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update cha… (read more)

I opened Firefox, it updated, then made Firefox my home page and all the hotspots I had set on my new tab were gone. I had it just as I wanted it and then the update changed it. When I browse to the sites I want to see on my hotspots on the new tab, nothing shows up. It is just a blank page.

Asked by MMillikan 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Session doesn't restore after swapping sessionstore.jsonlz4 out

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in … (read more)

I've followed the steps listed in many places on this forum and the web. (Thanks to jscher2000 for the excellent tech writing and support.) I've renamed all .jsonlz4 in the <Profile_folder>\sessionstore-backups folder. Sessionstore.jsonlz4 was moved from the <Profile_folder>, recovery-backup.jsonlz4 was copied into the <Profile_folder> and renamed Sessionstore.jsonlz4. Tabs don't restore , the Restore Session button is greyed out, and no tabs are listed in the Show tabs dropdown revealed window.

I know recovery-backup.jsonlz4 has the session I want to restore as I've examined it at https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html. I can restore the tabs from the html file that page generates - but I had about 250 tabs open and that will be tedious. Is there any way to force Firefox to restore that session?

I'm running Firefox 66.0.1 64 bit on Windows 10 Professional x64 v1803 updated with all patches.

Asked by marcerickson 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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What kind of forum has this become?

FAQ based forum WT? Like repeated questions? Again a forced update? Why does moz have such a serious problem with page tabs next to it's actual page? Address bar/shortcut… (read more)

FAQ based forum WT? Like repeated questions? Again a forced update? Why does moz have such a serious problem with page tabs next to it's actual page? Address bar/shortcut bar in between? HELLO! They are PAGE tabs...not button bar tabs/address bar tabs...PAGE TABS!!!!! And this time where the tabs were moved some transparent art image and tabs back at top? And me on another quest to move the tabs to where they belong?

Asked by Offsprung 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Mac: Toolbar drop down menu not displaying the menu bar

I am trying to customize my Firefox on mac so that the menu bar is always displayed. However, looking at ways to fix this I am told to go to the customization menu, click… (read more)

I am trying to customize my Firefox on mac so that the menu bar is always displayed. However, looking at ways to fix this I am told to go to the customization menu, click the tool bar drop down menu and click "menu bar". However, I do not have this option. Only the book mark bar is displayed? How do I make it so that the menu bar is always displayed when I browse with firefox? Every time I change a tab the menu bar pops up because I scrolled to high and its impossible to enjoy this browser. I've tried resetting my browser to default settings and this never fixed the problem. Please help!

Asked by gaara123128 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Ctrl+E and Ctrl+K to focus search bar now add "? " before caret. How to fix that?

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end. (My address bar and search bar are the same) … (read more)

For example I'm on "https://www.google.fr/", I type the shortcut and the search bar becomes "? " with caret at the end.

(My address bar and search bar are the same)

Asked by arkay38 1 year ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 1 year ago

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I am at present living in Spain and using a Spanish ip address.

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub… (read more)

I am using the pure vpn addon but which has been working fine but since upgrading toFirefox version 64.0 I can no longer get bbc.co.uk! I can get bbc iplayer and itv hub. Should I revert back to an earlyer version of Firefox? If so, how can I do it?

Asked by durnster 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago