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Firefox Update 124.0.1 has deleted all my Bookmarks and History - can I get them back?

My Firefox Browser on (Windows 11) updated on 23rd March 2024. Now my History and Bookmarks have been deleted (but not cookies for some reason). yes, it is my correct pro… (read more)

My Firefox Browser on (Windows 11) updated on 23rd March 2024. Now my History and Bookmarks have been deleted (but not cookies for some reason). yes, it is my correct profile as I checked the dates and also double checked it against a backup I made 2 weeks ago.

Have included an image of my 'more troubleshooting information' details - I'm sure this is supposed to have more data on the page?

If there is no way to recover my hisotry and bookmarks, I see there in my profile folder is a 'bookmarksbackup' folder which contains .jsonlz4 files, one of which was saved on the 21st March 2024. I know book marks are .json files, can anyone tell me how to turn a .jsonlz4 file to a .json?

[Oh, I pressed to add here my 'troubleshooting information' as directed by this forum page and it said it couldn't automatically do it, and when I pressed 'manual', it opened that over this page and so when I pressed 'back' it had naturally deleted this post so I've had to retype everything from memory, thanks so much Mozilla for that. How about a warning that this will happen?]

Asked by cetaceus1 1 month ago

Answered by cetaceus1 1 month ago

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How to avoid URL & stuff from printing

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and… (read more)

I want to print a page. But without the header and footer stuff (because it is ugly and I don't want others to see the information). There are a lot of old pages here and on other places about how to do this. They are unfortunately all deprecated. What is the way to do this as of 2023? OS is Windows, btw.

Asked by Sylverblack 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Why does my firefox always prefer IPv4, while IPv6 is still available?

My ISP had provided the IPv6 service, edge/chrome/vivaldi are all IPv6 first and working well. Only firefox insists use IPv4, although it could also pass the IPv6 test on… (read more)

My ISP had provided the IPv6 service, edge/chrome/vivaldi are all IPv6 first and working well. Only firefox insists use IPv4, although it could also pass the IPv6 test on https://test-ipv6.com, and the internal test on https://detectportal.firefox.com/success.txt?ipv6 It leads to some webpage extremely slow, even could not be accessed.

I've tried privacy mode, but the problem is still there. IPv6 in about:config is enabled, all related options are default. Is this a bug, or if there is any way could fix it by some special settings?

Waiting for your help, thanks.

Asked by tempwall 5 months ago

Answered by tempwall 4 months ago

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Not showing bookmarks toolbar on all tabs

For years, I have had the Bookmark Toolbar always show on my initial page and all tabs at the top of page. Something happened and now it does not. I have tried resettin… (read more)

For years, I have had the Bookmark Toolbar always show on my initial page and all tabs at the top of page. Something happened and now it does not. I have tried resetting per instructions and it will show on my current page but then not show up my new tab and will disappear from the initial page. I tried a refresh to correct and that did not work either. I was able to get them to show on the left side of the screen but I much prefer them at the top and want to get back to that layout.

Asked by Patman 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Google ReCAPTCHA does not work

Hey, Google reCaptcha is not working for about 1 day, but no problem in Chrome browser. Does anyone else experience this? I use the latest firefox browser. reCaptcha de… (read more)

Hey,

Google reCaptcha is not working for about 1 day, but no problem in Chrome browser. Does anyone else experience this? I use the latest firefox browser.

reCaptcha demo: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/api2/demo

Asked by jankec08 2 weeks ago

Answered by Paul 2 weeks ago

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CAN NOT find the file path location of Firefox.exe application.

Hello, James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate i… (read more)

Hello,

James here. I CAN NOT find the Firefox application file location. There is no option to show file path upon right click of the desktop icon and I can not locate it in File Explorer. I have done an entire (C:) drive search and turned up nothing. C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Mozilla Firefox does not exist in my file system. I am at a loss here and it's driving me bonkers!

Asked by jbab52 3 months ago

Answered by Paul 3 months ago

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Today, after updating the browser. I can't sign in to Ancestry.com

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below. Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was bl… (read more)

I don't know why, it is NOT Ancestry, as I can sign in to it on other browsers. I get this error message below.

Access Denied Error 21 What happened? This request was blocked by security rules. Your IP: 73.94.12.65 Incident ID: 6eae587fcef92d46

I have no idea what security rules, but I am working on a genealogy project and have never had a problem signing into Ancestry in multiple tabs before today. How do I fix this? Besides getting rid of Firefox, I mean. I have the same security extensions on this browser as I use on Vivaldi, Brave and Chrome - I avoid Chrome, but use Vivaldi and Brave regularly, along with Firefox.

Asked by Gene 2 years ago

Answered by Gene 2 years ago

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can't get torrent files to open in my torrent client

Hi I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatica… (read more)

Hi

I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatically open in my torrent client.

I have been to Firefox general settings, and Applications - "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing" but .torrent is not listed. When I search "torrent" in the Applications search box, I get only "magnet" as a result, nothing for "torrent" files (see image).

Any advice on how to automatically open .torrent files from the web in my torrent client would be appreciated.

Asked by dave54321ac 2 years ago

Answered by AliceWyman 2 years ago

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Yandex disappeared

I got a notification that Yandex is no longer supported and my default search engine was changed to Google? Why does Firefox care of which search engine I use? Why I can… (read more)

I got a notification that Yandex is no longer supported and my default search engine was changed to Google?

Why does Firefox care of which search engine I use? Why I can't use Yandex? I tried to add it again but it requires to install an addon for search engines and there's no addon for Yandex search.

Asked by Николай 2 years ago

Answered by Николай 2 years ago

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Homepage randomly switches to MSN?

I have noticed recently that every week or so my Firefox browser will randomly change my homepage directory to the landing page / search for MSN, which is baffling, since… (read more)

I have noticed recently that every week or so my Firefox browser will randomly change my homepage directory to the landing page / search for MSN, which is baffling, since it is obtrusive and anti-Mozilla to me.

If y'all are sneaking it in for that sweet ad revenue, I understand, but I would donate to avoid this issue.

Otherwise Firefox / Thunderbird are awesome, and I appreciate all that you do!

Cheers, Elliot

Asked by deanel018 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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moving tabs back to below menu bar

Firefox updated and now my tabs are above the address bar, I hate it. I have went through all the information I could and created a new chrome folder, downloaded the css … (read more)

Firefox updated and now my tabs are above the address bar, I hate it. I have went through all the information I could and created a new chrome folder, downloaded the css and changed user preferences but it sets the tabs to the bottom of the screen not just below the address bar. I think I need a different set of code for the css but cant find a copy. Does anyone know what to do?

Asked by sharkeyandgeorge 2 years ago

Answered by sharkeyandgeorge 2 years ago

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Big yellow dotted border on history page.

I don't know if it is a wrong manipulation or an update feature, but since today when i select a link in the history library, it is now highlighted with big yellow dotted… (read more)

I don't know if it is a wrong manipulation or an update feature, but since today when i select a link in the history library, it is now highlighted with big yellow dotted borders instead of the usual subtle black/white single pixel sized dots. How to revert back to the small borders?

Asked by thor94 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Disable download panel automatically opening?

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I … (read more)

My job requires me to download and open files in new tabs consistently. However, when I download these files, I don't want the download panel to obscure my vision. Can I disable it?

Asked by thetitansilva 2 years ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 years ago

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New Login Issue using Firefox only

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had t… (read more)

I continue to get message "Sorry, invalid login. Please verify the User ID and/or Password you entered." while trying to login to Altra Federal Credit Union. Never had the issue before on Firefox. I am able to login using other browsers. Altra has indicated to me an update glitch involving Firefox browser. Any help?

Asked by martingaul3378 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Facebook scrolls to bottom of page when I type a reply to a comment or use Shift or Backspace keys

I've tried going in safe mode, turning of my Facebook container. Deleting cache. Signing out of Facebook. Also adjusting the backspace key in my Config. Having no problem… (read more)

I've tried going in safe mode, turning of my Facebook container. Deleting cache. Signing out of Facebook. Also adjusting the backspace key in my Config. Having no problems on my Android phone or when using Opera. It's on on Firefox and on Facebook.

FACEBOOK screen suddenly moves to the bottom of the screen when I am typing a comment. Whenever I hit SHIFT+alpha_letter at the beginning of a line OR simply hit the backspace key, the screen suddenly shifts to the very bottom of the page again even if I have tried to scroll the page back up to the middle of the screen manually. This shifts the entry area where I'm typing down and sometimes off of the visible screen entirely. Just hitting the backspace to correct a typo causes the screen to scroll on its own. I have to scroll back down to the entry box and if I make another typo, it happens again. 

Please help. Been going on for over two weeks. I was hoping the new Firefox update yesterday would help. Nope. Still happening.

Asked by fu22 2 years ago

Answered by jeddolnick 2 years ago

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Browser stopped warning that page has changed 97.0.1 (64) (now 99.0.1)

My work consists mainly of capturing accounting data online. It is important that the browser warns me if I try to close or navigate away from a page if the data entered … (read more)

My work consists mainly of capturing accounting data online. It is important that the browser warns me if I try to close or navigate away from a page if the data entered has not been saved or updated, but I no longer get these warnings.

Please help.

Asked by Joshua Jacobs 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Where did Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer go?

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:c… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 85.0.2 . . . I was doing this (below), to customize my header and footer, but in this version of FF, I no longer see this in Options - only in: about:config . . . keyword "footer" . . . there, I would have to change it for 5 different ways of printing (to printers or to PDF)

I need to get rid of printing the URL in the footer - many times, it's too long, and I don't need it.

Where did the Page Setup option go?

I see in the current Print Options, you have to go to - More Settings / Margin / Custom - to see those. Why would they put this so many levels down?

It used to be: File / Page Setup / Margins & Header/Footer . . . "Customize" Headers & Footers:

Option 1 (left) . . . there are two leading spaces:

 > > &T
 > > &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Option 2 (left) . . . get rid of the ">"s, and just have the two leading spaces:

 &T
 &U . . . &D . . . &PT

Asked by sludge7051-x 3 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 years ago