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Bookmarked file (*.pdf) will not open with Acrobat

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf… (read more)

In the past, I have bookmarked frequently used pdf's. Retrieving the bookmark always loaded the file into acrobat. Now, however, the file is loaded into the Firefox pdf reader. If I open the pdf from windows explorer it opens into acrobat. Is there a way to go from bookmark to acrobat?

Asked by kkayser 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Yahoo hijacked Google Search in Firefox

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Y… (read more)

A pop-up showed up while I was in Firefox. I thought it was from Firefox, looked official, etc., and wanted to update Flash. I continued with it only to find out it was Yahoo hijacking Google Search in Firefox. The pop-up showed up again (see image). I've tried to find out how to remove Yahoo from Google Search through Firefox where it occurred, but everything I read just sends me in circles. Hopefully, you've tacked this problem and have answers.

Asked by marciastutzman 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Dropping from Beta to release channel

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore. If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to t… (read more)

I am stuck between two machines and can't stay on beta updates anymore because FF won't let me sync my profiles anymore.

If I can't migrate my beta channel profile to the release channel, how can I quit beta updates until the release channel catches up to me?

FF preference selected is 'download updates but let me install them' but really there is no choice. It installs and next opening of FF it is automatically installed. I already changed about:config preference for update channel to 'release' but FF merrily kept on with beta channel updates.

I need my beta channel profile customizations--varied management of permissions and add-ons and passwords on dozens of sites, customizations to stop the blinking and autoplay and movement and noise.

But: FF won't let me keep them if I go back to release.

So: how can I force FF to stop updating while the release channel catches up?

Mac/Mojave Beta channel 80.something, need to sync with release channel 79

Asked by Foxfree99 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Netflix don't play Streams

I Use Firefox Beta Version 78.0b2 and Netflix don't work; the preview Video don't play and I can't interact with the sound control (its like an Image) The Streams are lo… (read more)

I Use Firefox Beta Version 78.0b2 and Netflix don't work; the preview Video don't play and I can't interact with the sound control (its like an Image)

The Streams are loading infitite. Had Somebody an Idear ?

And sorry for my Bad English

Asked by Dusterberg 2 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 months ago

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Close Multiple Tabs sub-menu in context menu

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context … (read more)

In the new version of the Developer Edition the options "close tabs to the right" and "close other tabs" are in a sub-menu named "Close Multiple Tabs" inside the context menu. Is there's a way to change this so that they will appear directly in the main context menu? I use "close tabs to the right" often and I find this very annoying.

Asked by gershonido 2 months ago

Answered by gershonido 1 month ago

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Problem with synchronization

Hello, I have a problem with synchronization. I installed Firefox on the new system and logged in to Firefox Sync, it does not restore my data. My system windows 10 end F… (read more)

Hello, I have a problem with synchronization. I installed Firefox on the new system and logged in to Firefox Sync, it does not restore my data. My system windows 10 end Firefox 78.0b3.

Thanks Greetings

Asked by p.grzegorczykzp 2 months ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 2 months ago

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Remove search history from URL bar?

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously … (read more)

I've been searching for the answer to this for a couple of hours and nothing has worked. When I start typing in the URL bar, I only want websites I've visited previously to show up, in the order of most frequently visited. It used to do that until a few hours ago. Now instead I get previous search results and bookmarked sites only. Can I change it back to its previous function or will I have to revert to an older version of Firefox?

eta: I figured out how to get the websites to show again, but I still don't want the search history showing up.

Asked by girlyskin 1 month ago

Answered by girlyskin 1 month ago

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Code in stead of pictures reading newspaper

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)... As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to b… (read more)

Whilst reading my daily newspaper, when i open an article some photos are replaced by code (see example)...

As i said, in some, most of the time it works fine? Seems to be the case when the newspaper uses photos imported from Twitter or an other external source?

Emptying cache (and again and again...) cannot be the solution though?

Thank U!

Asked by john.bruggeman1 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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I can't open my web page with firefox with the other browsers if

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not dis… (read more)

Please, I would like to know why my web page is not only visible in firefox in other browsers if it does. Something I have seen is that the code is present but is not displayed. My page is www.sividev.com and I only see an error in the console that does not appear in other browsers Uncaught TypeError: this.scrollPosMouse is not a function

   init https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:137
   <anonymous> https://www.sividev.com/wp-content/themes/salient/js/init.js?ver=12.1.0:17596
   jQuery 8.

This page uses the non-standard "zoom" property. Consider using calc () in the relevant property values, or using "transform" together with "transform-origin: 0 0".

Asked by ehsv1988 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 month ago

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3 dot menu is missing from the address bar

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button. It appears norm… (read more)

The 3 dot menu is missing from the address bar, so I can't replace my missing Bookmark star. This only happens in the tab after selecting my Home button.

It appears normally when my computer auto connects from hyperlinks, shortcuts, etc.

Asked by anvil-head 1 month ago

Answered by Eve 1 month ago

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Implement SegmentHeap to reduce memory usage.

Hi, I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox? https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-wi… (read more)

Hi,

I'd like to know if there are any plans to implement SegmentHeap in Firefox?

https://www.windowslatest.com/2020/06/18/google-chrome-will-finally-use-less-memory-on-windows-10/

Thanks!

Asked by Mark 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Using Mozilla.cfg to focus a custom new tab page

Hi everyone, I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar). I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozill… (read more)

Hi everyone,

I am having trouble getting my custom new tab page to be focused when opened (instead of the address bar).

I am currently using the `autoconfig.js` + `mozilla.cfg` approach to overriding the `AboutNewTab.jsm` service with a custom local file. This is working great with the two files containing this code:

autoconfig.js: ``` pref("general.config.filename", "mozilla.cfg"); pref("general.config.obscure_value", 0); ```

mozilla.cfg: ``` // Custom firefox config

let { classes:Cc, interfaces:Ci, utils:Cu } = Components;

try {

 Cu.import("resource:///modules/AboutNewTab.jsm");
 let newTabURL = "file:///home/vallode/Documents/test/index.html";
 AboutNewTab.newTabURL = newTabURL;

} catch(e) { Cu.reportError(e); } ```

I have been attempting to use the `gBrowser` global to add an event listener to the new tab opening, but with no success. Could anyone point me in the right direction for something like this?

Asked by Vallode 1 month ago

Answered by Vallode 1 month ago

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Installing search engines from Mycroft Project not working

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working. I don't get any notice, it just d… (read more)

I've tried to install several search engines via Mycroft Project to use them through the search bar but that doesn't seem to be working.

I don't get any notice, it just doesn't work.

Also, one of the search engines I've been using (Twitter) seems to have disappeared from my browser. That's what got me to try to install it again, with no luck so far.

(I've dowloaded Firefox Nightly, installed it from scratch, and seem to have the problem.)

Asked by Marcos 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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cannot add search engine to Firefox Developper Edition

Hello, I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted inform… (read more)

Hello,

I cannot add a new search engine to Firefox Developper Edition. When I want to add a new search engine with Ready2Search I get an error message: Submitted information of your web browser is Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.15; rv:78.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/78.0.

Your use Macintosh and Firefox. However, your Firefox isn't updated. If you'd like to install OpenSearch plug-in to Firefox, you need to update Firefox.

Same trying to add a new search engine with Mycroft Project doesn't work. I have the latest update of Firefox Developper Edition (78.0b9 (64 bits) Mac). How to do this, please help ? Thank you.

Asked by jeanantogul 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago