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Opening link in new tab or window does nothing

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open,… (read more)

I typically have several tabs open in Firefox to quickly go from one website to the other. It seems like after a while or if I have more than a couple tabs already open, clicking on a link or choosing a bookmarked site to open a new tab does nothing. By nothing I mean the tab will open with the URL displayed, but FF is not actively trying to connect to the requested URL. The stop and refresh buttons are grayed out. My only course of action is to close that tab and try again, which typically just repeats the previous steps. It's not website dependent because once this begins happening, any attempt to open a website in a new tab hangs.

I do not remember if attempts to open new websites in existing tabs are successful as I cannot duplicate the problem right now. The only think I know that's successful it to close FF and restart it. When I close the program and reopen it, I notice quite frequently that I get a message that FF is already open so I tell it to close and reopen. Also, the last time this problem happened was a few minutes ago and I had four tabs open. I noticed that there were TEN separate processes running, all called "firefox.exe". Opening an error-free, single-tab instance of FF resulted in four separate processes running. Right now, I have two tabs open - the one in which I'm writing this question plus another, static page. This is resulting in SEVEN separate processes running!

I have not attempted to refresh FF yet as I currently don't want to hassle with all the customization I've done and most likely forgotten how to do.

I'm running Win7 Pro with 16GB. Thanks for the help!

Asked by gumby_dammit223 4 days ago

Last reply by gumby_dammit223 3 days ago

Passwords from version 80 not showing in 81... help!

Hi and thank you for your help, I've just moved from firefox 80 to 81 and none of my passwords are showing and I'm desparate to login.. how to I bring them all up in fire… (read more)

Hi and thank you for your help,

I've just moved from firefox 80 to 81 and none of my passwords are showing and I'm desparate to login.. how to I bring them all up in firefox 81. There's 50 to 100 passwords i'm desparate for in firefox lock and a third pary password app that has also dissapeard.. in fact all apps are gone. It's like a clean firefox install from scratch, help, i need all the old functions back!

Thank you, Dan.

Asked by danieljohnscott 2 hours ago

Forcing every video on a page to show tools

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone... Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls … (read more)

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone...

Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls and then when play/pause button is visible with other info like video lenght lmb on video to pause it? Like forcing browser to show video controls like this on every video on a page would be really nice because i often show controls to check how long video will be. Shouldn't it be like on youtube where you can see video controls just by moving your mouse over it and it auto dissaper after you stop moving it? Also there is really annoying bug or something, sometimes videos won't auto pause when i scroll down, and on pages with infinite stuff like 9gag it is really troublesome, you have to rmb then controls then lmb to stop it. Prevent videos from auto playing setting isn't working at all.

Asked by DoneDonedone 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

browser using facebook

On late Monday this week, my Facebook pages were drastically altered by Facebook, later in the day. Earlier that day and ever since I have used Firefox as my browser, the… (read more)

On late Monday this week, my Facebook pages were drastically altered by Facebook, later in the day. Earlier that day and ever since I have used Firefox as my browser, there were never any problems. I received a notice from Facebook, after I signed in again later in the evening that Facebook, that my browser is no longer supported by Facebook, so my pages were changed , "to offer a better experience " when using Facebook.. The pages are now narrowed, that I cannot read the entire comments anymore. I know that Firefox is indeed is a browser that is accepted by Facebook, so this is puzzling why this change was suddenly made. I have the browser updated with the latest update. I cleared my cache, as Facebook mentioned in the FAQ's, but it still is the same. Is there something I can do on my end to resolve this issue on my end? Facebook does not offer any help for specific questions, other than FAQ's. Thank you.

Asked by jimt1 16 hours ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 16 hours ago

Can I have a double row of add-on icons, instead of an overflow?

Hello, I can't order the add-on icons on the toolbar. 1) I have more add-ons than I can fit on the toolbar, and 2) the overflow menu does not display all the icons for a… (read more)

Hello,

I can't order the add-on icons on the toolbar.

1) I have more add-ons than I can fit on the toolbar, and 2) the overflow menu does not display all the icons for all the add-ons that I have installed.

So, in the toolbar customization menu, I can not place the icons where I want them on the toolbar because I can't drag them there when they are not shown. See the picture I took of the screen. The first picture shows the customization menu. The overflow menu is visible, but does not show all the icons that should be there (see the second picture). The second picture from the normal screen (not the toolbar customization screen) and shows the all the icons of all the add-ons I have installed that appear when I click on "More tools" in the top right hand part of the screen. Part of the icons is on the toolbar, part is in the overflow menu.

So, the problem is that I can't re-order the icons by dragging them from the overflow menu to the place on the toolbar where I would like them to be (e.g. to group related add-ons).

Is this an error made by me or an error in the program.

If possible, I would like to have all my icons visible, not partially hidden away in the overflow menu. Is it possible to have two or more rows of icons visible?

Please, help. Thank you.

Asked by djinni111 17 hours ago

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Opening link from email in Firefox browser

Before the last Firefox update, when I clicked a link in an email it opened a tab in Firefox. Now nothing happens and I have to copy the link and open a new tab in Firef… (read more)

Before the last Firefox update, when I clicked a link in an email it opened a tab in Firefox. Now nothing happens and I have to copy the link and open a new tab in Firefox and paste in the link. How can I fix this so that the link opens directly? Thank you.

Asked by dfbdc 17 hours ago

Answered by dfbdc 15 hours ago

Attachments

About four or five days ago my computer will not let me use Firefox to send attachments. Instead, the only way I can send attachments now is via "Microsoft office client … (read more)

About four or five days ago my computer will not let me use Firefox to send attachments. Instead, the only way I can send attachments now is via "Microsoft office client virtualization handler" - whatever that is. Is this legit? Did you authorize this? Thanks - Gary Carter - Port Orford Oregon

Asked by gcarter123 22 hours ago

Redirection does not work?

For example, lets say i try to login into https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/ . When i enter my login/password it shows me a blank page and then nothing afterwards. Thi… (read more)

For example, lets say i try to login into https://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/ . When i enter my login/password it shows me a blank page and then nothing afterwards. This happens to me on quite a lot of sites, like https://www.gosuslugi.ru/ for example, which does the same thing, for payments on some delivery sites (like https://www.delivery-club.ru/spb) and such. It does not happen in other browsers, like IE for example.

Asked by JediMage 23 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 17 hours ago

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Google Search

Received notification this morning that I received the latest and greatest update from Firefox. Ever since receiving that notification, every time I do a Google Search, i… (read more)

Received notification this morning that I received the latest and greatest update from Firefox. Ever since receiving that notification, every time I do a Google Search, it comes back with response from Yahoo. My default Search engine is Google yet I can't receive anything back from Google. It won't even allow me to get in to Google Maps. What gives?

Asked by CGDoc 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 15 hours ago

for several months now firefox completely stops working when there is an update waiting

it will literally stop working, no refresh, no navigation, sites fail to load properly sometimes all controls in the ui refuse to respond at all. The fix is always to shu… (read more)

it will literally stop working, no refresh, no navigation, sites fail to load properly sometimes all controls in the ui refuse to respond at all. The fix is always to shut down firefox, then on restart the new update installs and everything is fine. I find this as unacceptable as win 10 deciding it wants to reboot while you're working. This problem seems really intentional on mozilla's part and I the user should determine when I am done using the browser and ready to install an update, not the browser itself.

Asked by swagnyc 1 day ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 day ago

Print issues since new update to 82.0 64 bit windows 7 pro

Just updated to 82.0 and all of a sudden I am unable to print legal size. All settings, including both Windows and Firefox shows legal paper size. Firefox prints in lette… (read more)

Just updated to 82.0 and all of a sudden I am unable to print legal size. All settings, including both Windows and Firefox shows legal paper size. Firefox prints in letter size only. All other apps/programs print in legal size. Any thoughts on this. Only started this morning after the update. Checked on another computer with Firefox prior to update and it prints legal, then updated that computer's Firefox to 82.0 on windows 10 pro and same issue. Thank you

Asked by billsjohansen 1 day ago

Last reply by Jonathan Watt 1 day ago

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Opened PDF from site is missing: "File moved or missing"

Hello Everyone, Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to vi… (read more)

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to view the pdf from the browser with a URL destination leading to a directory in my computer. No sweat, its on the computer... I figured I can access it later on. Today I look in my temp folder (URL destination) and my downloads, and can't find the file. I go to my firefox Library and see that the file is in the "downloads" section. However, it says that the file is moved or missing, and I don't remember moving or deleting this file...

Any idea what firefox did with this file? Is there any way i can restore it or restore firefox history containing the file data? Appreciate any help. Thank You.

Asked by ilikegamesnstuff 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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gogle and yahoo analytics

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics… (read more)

I am getting a note from BitDefender that is is blocking my default browser (Opera) from contacting analytics.yahoo.com. Is there a way in firefox to block all analytics ?

Asked by Manfreddy 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

loading Top Site

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks… (read more)

One of Opera's best features (for me) is Speed Dial , which is roughly similar to Top Sites ... I use it a lot - how do I import Speed Dial entries into Top Site? Thanks

Asked by Manfreddy 1 day ago

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lost bookmarks

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1309336] 2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar acc… (read more)

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2 days ago i clicked a firefox add on to speed up my computer. It has removed my bookmarks and toolbar access for my emails. So I want to remove this add on. Ive found a option called firefox default setting but will this again remove my bookmarks etc. I just want to go back to where my computer was before this add on- which didnt even speed up my system - so I can restore my data.

Philip

Asked by philipgperry 1 day ago

firefox add on said my bookmarks would be saved. Theyve now disappeared. I want to go back to my original settings. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. Howe… (read more)

Hello. Two days ago i recieved an option from Firefox to click on to get firefox add on/update in order to speed up my computer. It said my bookmarks would be saved. However they have now disappeared. I wanted to delete the firefox update so I tried System Restore to go back to my original settings. However this did not work and I am still without my bookmarks. How can I remove the firefox update and go back to my original settings. (My computer did not work any faster). Thankyou Philip Perry

Asked by philipgperry 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Why doesn't "Delete cookies when Firefox is closed" also delete the Cache?

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people. Bu… (read more)

Firefox's Clear Data control allows you to clear both Cookies AND the Cache. This makes perfect sense, since both of these things can be used to identify/track people.

But from what I can tell, if you enable the option Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed, this doesn't clear the Cache, only Cookies?

In fact, the only way to clear the Cache at restart is to dig deep into the Clear history when Firefox closes settings, which few people would know to look in.

So, correct me if I'm wrong here, but isn't this giving users a false sense of security? They think all the Cookies will be deleted when they open Firefox, but actually the Cache is still there, allowing them to be easily identified?

Personally, I'm less concerned about cookies because they are opt-in (here in the UK). But as for being tracked via the cache, we have no say in that, so that's what I'm more concerned about.

Asked by MartyJames 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago