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Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/f… (read more)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 10 minutes ago

Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 13 hours ago

Multiple Bookmarks folders

My Bookmarks folders somehow have been duplicated many times. Don't know how to fix it. I need to remove all but the original set of bookmarks but can only do one at a … (read more)

My Bookmarks folders somehow have been duplicated many times. Don't know how to fix it. I need to remove all but the original set of bookmarks but can only do one at a time. There are hundreds if not thousands if them. How can I get rid of all but one set? Thanks!

Asked by gwkraft 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Notifications

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is… (read more)

In my notebook I have dualboot with Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04, and in Ubuntu Firefox notifications are integrated with the system, but in Windows 10 the notification is a ugly white rectangle. I tried to search how to change, and one site said I have to go to to Settings>System>Notifications & Actions and scroll down to Receber notificações destes remetentes and turn on Firefox, but Firefox don't appear there, as you can see in the screenshot. I'm Brazilian, so my system is in Portuguese.

Asked by Amanda 2 days ago

Only problems!

This browser become so bad in last year! I use Firefox a lot of years and now have only problems. On mobile have problems, if I want to edit something in WordPress Admin,… (read more)

This browser become so bad in last year! I use Firefox a lot of years and now have only problems. On mobile have problems, if I want to edit something in WordPress Admin, I can modify only with Chrome, Firefox not work. What is wrong with this browser?

Asked by Dorel Tanase 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

bookmarks

I installed the latest update today. Jan 12. I lost all my bookmarks. This also happened the last time there was an update a few months ago. Maybe 100 bookmarks collec… (read more)

I installed the latest update today. Jan 12. I lost all my bookmarks. This also happened the last time there was an update a few months ago. Maybe 100 bookmarks collected over 15-20 years gone.

I didn't even want an update.

Thanks

Asked by jmblair52 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Cannot sync bookmarks between Firefox on Linux and Windows

1. I have one computer and it has Linux and Windows running on it. But Firefox on both systems cannot sync, although I have signed in with the same account. 2. The sync w… (read more)

1. I have one computer and it has Linux and Windows running on it. But Firefox on both systems cannot sync, although I have signed in with the same account.

2. The sync website has a strange font display which other websites do not have. See https://forum.manjaro.org/t/arch-wiki/46784/2

Asked by 1900011604 2 days ago

Firefox Dev file import requesters extremely slow on High Sierra (macOS 1`0.13.6)

Dear Firefox Geeks— After the last update to FF Dev 85.0b5, when a web site give me the option of uploading a file, the system file navigator invoked by FireFox Dev effec… (read more)

Dear Firefox Geeks—

After the last update to FF Dev 85.0b5, when a web site give me the option of uploading a file, the system file navigator invoked by FireFox Dev effectively freezes for 10 to 20 seconds, or more. During that time the file selector window does not respond to navigation clicks. When it finally does, it then does not respond to file selection clicks, and after it does, does not respond to 'choose' button clicks in the lower right corner of the window.

Just thought you might want to know.

Best Regards,

Glen

Asked by Glen Kohler 1 week ago

Tab Groups - are they on the roadmap?

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs. This is an inc… (read more)

Chrome has a really fantastic feature called "Tab Groups" - it's pretty self explanatory but it basically allows you to quickly group related sets of tabs.

This is an incredibly useful feature but it seems Firefox hasn't got anything like it.

I've tried a few of the third party add-ons such as Tree-Style-Tabs but they're all over-complicated, take up too much screen real estate or change the way tabs operate.

Is adding simple Tab Grouping functionality on the Firefox roadmap?

If not - has anyone found any good add-ons to replicate the Chrome functionality?

Asked by Sam 1 week ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Automatic fill of username and password on creating user account form

I am a web developer. I am having an issue regarding the auto-fill for username and password. The auto-fill is filling the username and password for the login form in my … (read more)

I am a web developer. I am having an issue regarding the auto-fill for username and password.

The auto-fill is filling the username and password for the login form in my web app which is good but in creating user account the fields email and password are automatically filled which is not good.

The opera, edge and google chrome browsers works just fine.

Thank you.

Asked by mitzvon 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Secure Connection Failed

ecure Connection Failed An error occurred during a connection to www.myutiitsl.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the … (read more)

ecure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to www.myutiitsl.com. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by csccenterraipur 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Bookmarks and password History

hi.. I have done new windows 10 in my laptop . prior to that I synchronized my all data with firefox account now when i signed in again i have lost access to all my book… (read more)

hi.. I have done new windows 10 in my laptop . prior to that I synchronized my all data with firefox account now when i signed in again i have lost access to all my bookmarks and history and all other data.please help me.

Asked by Zohaib Salman 2 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 weeks ago

Allow custom shortcuts via System Preferences (e.g. "New Private Window" should be ⇧⌘N)

For those who are annoyed at Firefox on macOS using ⇧⌘P for New Private Window instead of ⇧⌘N, I too, have this issue. Unfortunately after much trawling around on the in… (read more)

For those who are annoyed at Firefox on macOS using ⇧⌘P for New Private Window instead of ⇧⌘N, I too, have this issue.

Unfortunately after much trawling around on the interwebs it has led me nowhere except for this sad bug report on Bugzilla.

Does anyone know how else I can use ⇧⌘N for New Private Window?

Asked by hongsy2006 3 weeks ago

feedback about why I no longer use this browser

I dislike how bad the customer service is. Firefox doesn't listen to anyone and works hard to make sure they cannot listen to anyone. Notice how this link doesn't work: h… (read more)

I dislike how bad the customer service is. Firefox doesn't listen to anyone and works hard to make sure they cannot listen to anyone. Notice how this link doesn't work: https://qsurvey.mozilla.com/s3/Give-feedback-landing-page

However, the main reason I no longer use this is the back and forward buttons don't work on 3rd part mice. It;s really annoying, and I don't want to get carpal tunnel over manually reaching for buttons that don't actually require that.

In short, I'm not a masochist. I want products that are not frustrating; who doesn't? The "community" (i.e. outsourced customer service to unpaid lemmings who give their one and only lives to this for some reason) doesn't result in changes or answers.

Because Mozilla refused to receive feedback elsewhere, I need to post this here to give them some kind of a clue that they're moving in the wrong direction. 3rd party hardware is everywhere. Accommodate it or fall behind into uselessness.

Asked by whydoesntthisjustworkproperly 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

unable to play any videos in Firebox

As of three days ago I am unable to play any videos from any web sites. It just stopped working after the latest FF update. I have reset Firefox, deleted cookies and, an… (read more)

As of three days ago I am unable to play any videos from any web sites. It just stopped working after the latest FF update. I have reset Firefox, deleted cookies and, any addons, disabled Use hardware acceleration. Allow audio and video is selected. I have tried all the fixes I could find on Google and yet nothing makes anything play. It just gives a black screen and spins. I can play videos find on any other browser.

Other switching to Chrome I am about to give up. Help?

Asked by Maritas1 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

Video will not play on Firefox

I cannot get any video to play on Firefox. I am running it on Windows 10. I have tried video on Facebook and YouTube, nothing plays. I get a blue circle rotating on the s… (read more)

I cannot get any video to play on Firefox. I am running it on Windows 10. I have tried video on Facebook and YouTube, nothing plays. I get a blue circle rotating on the screen as if it is trying to load, nothing loads up. I have tried playing video using Microsoft Edge on my computer and all video works there.

Asked by hoopvol 3 weeks ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 3 weeks ago

How to avoid bookmarklet causing popup warning

I like firefox's popup blocker, but since recently it's not been able to handle my bookmarklet that pops up a window. It causes a popup blocked message *as if the popup h… (read more)

I like firefox's popup blocker, but since recently it's not been able to handle my bookmarklet that pops up a window. It causes a popup blocked message *as if the popup had come from the site I was visiting* whereas actually it's come from clicking the button in the toolbar.

e.g. I have a bookmarklet that bookmarks the current page with a Nextcloud service. It uses a popup to do this.

Firefox's popup options are (a) allow all popups - no thanks! (b) allow popups for the site I'm visiting - again, not what I want, or (c) allow this specific popup this time.

It would be great if there were options like:

- allow popups taking me to domain/url x (e.g. I trust my nextcloud site) - allow popups clicked from the bookmarks toolbar - allow popups from a particular bookmarklet

Do any work arounds exist? I'm sure this has only recently been a problem as I've always used the popup blocker.

Asked by shinyblue 3 weeks ago

I am not receiving notifications on Firefox when gmail tab is closed.

On Chrome, if I close my gmail tab, I still receive notifications for new emails. On Firefox, I'm not receiving any notification.s I am using MacOS Catalina and Firefox 8… (read more)

On Chrome, if I close my gmail tab, I still receive notifications for new emails. On Firefox, I'm not receiving any notification.s I am using MacOS Catalina and Firefox 85.0b3 (64-bit). I checked the OSX System Preferences and Firefox is allowed to send out notifications. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Asked by weyseal 3 weeks ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 3 weeks ago

Streaming radio, Pandora, Youtube does not work. Works in Chrome

On Youtube, it appears to show a progress bar but no video, and the wheel just spins. Pandora shows the song, but does not play. Streaming radio stations do not play. Sit… (read more)

On Youtube, it appears to show a progress bar but no video, and the wheel just spins. Pandora shows the song, but does not play. Streaming radio stations do not play. Sites that I am a member and pay for, does not play their podcasts. All happened at once. All of this does however work in Chrome. I do not want to use Chrome. I've started FF in safemode, and messed with extensions and plug ins, nothing seems to work for me.

Asked by itstims1969 3 weeks ago