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Restore the "Open in Firefox" WITHOUT asking, and WITHOUT downloading

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution. Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a p… (read more)

I have read hours of Q&A about this problem here in this forum before posting, and cannot find a solution.

Until very recently, whenever I would click a link in a page, it would "Open in Firefox" in a new tab. Then after reading it or printing it or whatever I wanted to do, I could click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button if I wanted to save it, and an Explorer would open up allowing me to select where I want to put it and what I want to call it (if I wanted to change the name it comes with) before downloading/saving.

Now, when I click a link it just downloads (even though most of the time I don't want that). Despite all I've read, I've tried a dozen settings, and I CANNOT get that behavior back.

If I set the browser.download.improvements_to_download_panel to False, and select "Open with Firefox" when it prompts me, I can't get it to STOP prompting me. It prompts me EVERY TIME, even though I have checked the box repeatedly for "Do this automatically for files like this from now on"

And yet it is STILL downloading automatically when it opens for viewing in the new tab, and I am forever now cleaning and deleting crap out of my downloads.

I have my default PDF reader set to the reader I like, and when I'm NOT in Firefox, I do NOT want to have to right-click and select my preferred reader each time.

But when I AM IN FIREFOX, what I need it to do is

- Open in Firefox, in a new tab, 
- DON'T prompt me, just do it, and 
- DON'T download it, unless if I then want to keep it I click the download [Fx98PDFviewer-DownloadButton] button.

HOW CAN I GET IT THIS BEHAVIOR BACK PLEASE?

Asked by JeffNLisa 1 day ago

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Previous bookmarks not shown

I reset my PC and reinstalled Firefox last month, but my bookmarks were never recovered after I logged in my Firefox account. A couple of months ago I installed Firefox o… (read more)

I reset my PC and reinstalled Firefox last month, but my bookmarks were never recovered after I logged in my Firefox account. A couple of months ago I installed Firefox on another PC (to which I no longer have access) and it showed all the synced bookmarks, but this time it doesn't. What should I do? Thank you

Asked by InfernalLord 2 days ago

Answered by InfernalLord 1 day ago

access denied

Why am I getting this message when I try to log in at lowes .com: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/u/login" on this server. Referen… (read more)

Why am I getting this message when I try to log in at lowes .com: Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.lowes.com/u/login" on this server.

Reference #18.4d9533b8.1660085368.160c5aff

I do not get this on Edge browser.

Asked by mn1955 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

websites checkboxes design replaced by windows 11 forced style and color.

I recently replaced my old laptop by a new one after battery life issue (and for free thks total refund warrantly). But the new laptop unfortunately come with windows 11.… (read more)

I recently replaced my old laptop by a new one after battery life issue (and for free thks total refund warrantly). But the new laptop unfortunately come with windows 11.

and like with windows 10, FF 97+ force the windows OS color theme style for checkboxes over the websites stylised ones (like a dark themed website with its own original soft small dark gray checkboxes being replaced by big light blue windows ones making the design ugly) I tried the same trick as my former laptop by switching widget.non-native-theme.enabled to "false", but it caused a tab crash on all page using checkboxes. Restarting firefox solved the crash issue, but even if slightly different than native-theme.enabled on "true"(smaller and dark blue) the checkboxes are always a single forced windows like style on all sites

The trick worked easily on windows 10, how to force firefox to correctly use the websites own style for checkboxes and forms with windows 11? I don't want windows style take over the design of site i visiting.

Asked by thor94 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Some wanted emails are not being received.

Some wanted emails sent to me are not being received, ie Bank Alerts for instance. But receive a hundred unwanted spam daily in Junk. In the past the emails that were not… (read more)

Some wanted emails sent to me are not being received, ie Bank Alerts for instance. But receive a hundred unwanted spam daily in Junk. In the past the emails that were not received thru Hotmail were resent and received to my Gmail address. If this condition can not be corrected I'll be forced to use Gmail and discontinue Hotmail.

Asked by georgeking111 2 days ago

Last reply by Dropa 2 days ago

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Firefox window refuses to open maximized

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some o… (read more)

I've worked with Firefox for several years, and had it opening maximized. I recently manually resized the Firefox window to facilitate some work in which I needed some other windows visible. However, now I can't get Firefox to open maximized. Instead, it opens a window going from the left edge of my screen (see the first image below) about a third of the width of the monitor, and it is showing the double box icon in the upper right corner indicating that the computer "thinks" it is in full screen. If I click that double box, the window immediately shifts to the right edge of the screen, occupying a space about a third of the monitor from the right edge, and shows a single box in the upper right corner of the window. If I click that single box, the window finally does expand to full screen, showing a double box in the upper right corner. I've tried all the manipulations I've seen concerning starting screen size (such as going to the shortcut icon properties and indicating the that the program should start "maximized") but I'm still getting this same behavior. Any thoughts? (I'm running Windows 11, with the latest version of Firefox.)

Asked by Jim 2 days ago

Answered by RobertJ 2 days ago

Access Denied

Howdy! Whether I use Google or DuckDuckGo or FireFox, I get this message at the VitaCost.com website when searching for products. I can get to the website via http or ht… (read more)

Howdy!

Whether I use Google or DuckDuckGo or FireFox, I get this message at the VitaCost.com website when searching for products. I can get to the website via http or https but this message stops me from ordering.

Access Denied You don't have permission to access "http://www.vitacost.com/Search.aspx?" on this server. Reference #18.94467b68.1660002130.7f6a9bb

Can any one give me a clue?

God Bless y'all for any help provided.

Irish Texan

Asked by desmond1 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Crashes

I have had serious problems with crashes; firefox even crashed in safe mode. Tonight, I was on Facebook. I got up and went to the kitchen and when I came back, Firefox wa… (read more)

I have had serious problems with crashes; firefox even crashed in safe mode. Tonight, I was on Facebook. I got up and went to the kitchen and when I came back, Firefox was not present so I clicked the icon and a new tab opened up; all my previous tabs were gone. I went to "about:crashes" to submit a report for tonight but this didn't show in the reports. I really don't know what to do about the continuing crashes of Firefox?

Asked by metaphysicial 2 days ago

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Yahoo mail menu buttons not working, can't delete or anything

None of the menu buttons work at the top of yahoo mail in firefox when an e-mail is open, I am able to use these in Microsoft Edge. Until the last update of firefox they … (read more)

None of the menu buttons work at the top of yahoo mail in firefox when an e-mail is open, I am able to use these in Microsoft Edge. Until the last update of firefox they worked so something broke in the latest release 103.0.1 is my guess. I restarted without extensions and still broken.

Asked by jfelber 5 days ago

Answered by jfelber 2 days ago

Firefox not previewing pdf, it downloads pdf then open it

Before update, I could preview PDF directly without downloading it locally, now after update I need to download it first then it opens the downloaded file, any way to cha… (read more)

Before update, I could preview PDF directly without downloading it locally, now after update I need to download it first then it opens the downloaded file, any way to change this??

Asked by Abhay 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history or new window etc.

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history, or new window, etc.....also if you email response, please send to dsr2147@gmail.com instead of the outlook mail address.... t… (read more)

tool bar not appearing...cannot get history, or new window, etc.....also if you email response, please send to dsr2147@gmail.com instead of the outlook mail address.... thankyou

Asked by dsr214 2 days ago

right-click on field puts list in upper left corner

Typically, when you right-click on a field or link or basically anywhere in a webpage the list of options appears or pops up at the point of the cursor. However, for som… (read more)

Typically, when you right-click on a field or link or basically anywhere in a webpage the list of options appears or pops up at the point of the cursor. However, for some time now they all appear in the upper left corner of the Firefox browser.

In the screenshot attached, I performed the right-click from the "Find help..." field. But the list is in the upper left corner. The list appears there regardless of where I right-click on a webpage.

Is there a way to fix this so they appear at the point of the cursor?

Asked by randysw 2 days ago

Last reply by randysw 2 days ago

Verified By Amazon

I've noticed there is a "verified by Amazon" icon in my address bar next to the FF shield. How did it get there, can, or should, I remove it and how. I don't trust anyt… (read more)

I've noticed there is a "verified by Amazon" icon in my address bar next to the FF shield. How did it get there, can, or should, I remove it and how. I don't trust anything Amazon does, so if possible I would like it to be gone.

Asked by medicmarie 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 days ago

Stopping DuckDuckGo From Performing Searches in Address Bar

How can I stop DDG extension from performing searches in address bar? I have already set in about:config "keyword.enabled=false". This works fine for Google searches, b… (read more)

How can I stop DDG extension from performing searches in address bar? I have already set in about:config "keyword.enabled=false". This works fine for Google searches, but not DDG. I am using FF version 103.0.1. Thank you

Asked by RichS 2 days ago

Scrollbar is too thin and ignores Windows settings

The scrollbar in Firefox 103 is too thin which impacts accessibility. I tried various options in about:config and nothing worked. I then changed the Windows 11 scrollbar … (read more)

The scrollbar in Firefox 103 is too thin which impacts accessibility.

I tried various options in about:config and nothing worked.

I then changed the Windows 11 scrollbar settings directly in regedit and Windows showed the changes. Even Chrome changed the size of its scrollbar but Firefox refused.

How do I change the scrollbar width in Firefox 103? It's difficult for me to click on it as I get older.

Asked by Giovanni Tirloni 3 days ago

Last reply by Giovanni Tirloni 2 days ago

Invalid view state on a visual studio website

Getting an invalid view state on my own website written in asp.net visual studio old version 2013, started today never got this problem before. Problem not occurring on … (read more)

Getting an invalid view state on my own website written in asp.net visual studio old version 2013, started today never got this problem before. Problem not occurring on other browsers.

Asked by pat47 2 days ago