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Set Default to open links in a new Tab - Does Not Work

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone. Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to… (read more)

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone.

Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to hit the back button to get back to that original page (and sometimes the back button get grayed out and I can't get back at all).

I've tried checking the box for: Open links in tabs instead of new windows but that doesn't do it. Then I tried checking the box for: When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately, and that doesn't do it either.

I know that a work-around is to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a link, but I'd like to set it as a default so I don't have to do that.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by lisatbuy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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All http sites are redirecting to https and display "potential security risk ahead" error

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential … (read more)

In my browser whenever I am opening non secure sites that are only like http://example.com it redirects to https://example.com and display the error. "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" error. I could not know how to fix this error. This is happening all of a sudden. I could not find a way to fix this error.

Asked by vpp.nagaraju1234 1 year ago

Answered by vpp.nagaraju1234 1 year ago

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This page keeps refreshing itself

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad . . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (6… (read more)

This page keeps refreshing itself. Clicking the Refresh X stops it:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/decaf-coffee-good-or-bad

. . . since I just updated to 78.0.1 (64-bit) . . . ? It looks like a bug to me.

Asked by sludge7051-x 1 year ago

Answered by sludge7051-x 1 year ago

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updates blocked by unknown administrator (systeembeheerder)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) an… (read more)

Since I updated to 77.0.1 firefox has for unknown reason has concluded that there is a system administrator which has disabled updates. It says so in setting (topleft) and in about firefox (instead of update button). I have been able to change all other settings that I know of. I have also refreshed the browser once, disabled all addons once, and deinstalled it to reinstall the latest version once.

Is there a solution for this bug?

Asked by frisodeboer 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Widevine Will Not Install

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just f… (read more)

I have been trying to watch Netflix on Firefox, I made some security changes and at first thought that I may have caused the problem, but now I see that the add-on just fails to install. It just keeps the notification that it is installing. Is there a way to fix this issue?

Asked by Yossi 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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wss websocket stopped working

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome. What happened??? Port is open. Connect … (read more)

Today firsfox just stopped connecting to a wss websocket server. It has always worked fine before today and still works in Chrome.

What happened???

Port is open. Connect when running websocket.org/echo.html in chrome but not in firefox

Asked by just-money 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How to customize(reduce) context menu entries?

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I d… (read more)

Hi, my firefox context menu is too miscellaneous. I want to keep "copy" and "seach...for..." entries, and delete others, so I will not be distracted by them. How can I do that? Making the context menu as simple as possible?

Asked by SpringQ 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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pingsender.exe

Hello Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ... I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ... Great way to learn ? Someone kindly got back to me … (read more)

Hello

Hope you are good + thank you forall you do ...

I have decided to grapple with some of the niggles on our PC ...

Great way to learn ?

Someone kindly got back to me about config editor + why windows 10 will not set THUNDERBIRD as default ...

One of the solutions was to update Windows 10 which is as it is - work in progress ...

Anyway I notice PINGSENDER.EXE running - did a quick check - seems it would be good to turn off ? as I did not agree to firefox to link amazon IP ?

Any thoughts welcome ...

Hope we have a good day

In love + solidarity Wendy

Asked by wmicklewright 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Logins and passwords all missing.

I am in Windows 7, 64-bit. All of a sudden all of my Firefox logins and passwords are missing. I read several threads about this, which told me to check the "Old Fire… (read more)

I am in Windows 7, 64-bit. All of a sudden all of my Firefox logins and passwords are missing. I read several threads about this, which told me to check the "Old Firefox Data" folder on my desktop for the logins.json file. However, the only information in that folder is from 2018, two full years ago. Where did my logins and passwords from yesterday go?

Also, I just updated to version 80.0.1, hoping to get my passwords and logins back, but they are sill missing. The problem just occurred today, before I updated from version 79-something.

Thank you for any help you can give. This is extremely upsetting.

Asked by Virginian11 1 year ago

Answered by Virginian11 1 year ago

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White bar on FF above the tabs

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maxim… (read more)

Just got a new laptop, and when opening FF this white bar appears on the browser above the tabs. How do I get rid of that? If I'm recalling correctly, the minimize, maximize, and close functions are present on the tab bar on my desktop FF browser. Screenshot attached

Asked by shhtewart 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Constant disk activity

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming… (read more)

Why is Firefox 78 writing to disk constantly? Even when the browser is idle, the hard drive light on my computer blinks non-stop, and I can hear the constant noise coming from the hard drive. The problem is with the browser because the Processor Explorer (available from Microsoft) shows Firefox as doing the constant disk activity, and hard drive stops making noise when the browser is closed.

Asked by bakensobek 1 year ago

Answered by bakensobek 1 year ago

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My address bar does not work after the Firefox 78 update.

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do an… (read more)

Firefox 78 was installed last night. As of now I cannot get the address bar to work. When I type a URL and hit return nothing happens nor does clicking on the arrow do anything. Please let me know how to resolve this issue.

Asked by mlbirk 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year 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 year ago

Answered by girlyskin 1 year ago

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run two or more instances of firefox at same time

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because th… (read more)

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because this doesnt work for. I tried PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -ProfileManager PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager I use firefox 78 as main instance and i wanna use esr as other instances. Thanks.

Asked by tomasiche 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Firefox updating itself and I lost all my history and bookmarks!!

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session … (read more)

Help! I had a ton of open tabs and bookmarks on my firefox, and it just updated itself without my permission and now everything is GONE. I can't click on Restore Session or find any bookmarks! I am very very sad.... can anyone help me recover these things?

Asked by jennyleis 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Downloads almost always fail: '.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read.'

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server admi… (read more)

Error message: E:\Users\Sarah\AppData\Local\Temp\xxxxx.xxx.part could not be saved, because the source file could not be read. Try again later, or contact the server administrator.

I do want to mention upfront that this issue is also affecting Chrome and IE. It's not solely a Firefox issue, but I'm hoping someone here can help me anyways.

  • This happens for any filetype, from any source.
  • It started happening about a month ago.
  • Prior to that, I installed a new motherboard, RAM and processor. I'm fairly certain there was a period between these events in which it worked fine, but I am mentioning it just in case it's relevant.
  • If it's a small file and I try repeatedly, it sometimes will eventually download.
  • Even if a large file successfully starts downloading, it will eventually fail. It usually fails immediately though.
  • I sometimes have success downloading the same file in Chrome, but it also often fails. IE as well.

I have tried the following:

  • Used Refresh Firefox
  • Cleared download history
  • Changed download location
  • Reset browser.download values
  • Disabled firewalls and antivirus/spyware
  • Reinstalled Firefox using Run as Admin (first uninstalled previous version and deleted all program files that I could find, including profiles)
  • Cleared cookies and cache
  • Ran in safe mode
  • Verified Temp folder filepath was valid
  • Verified the PART file was created in that path -- it exists until I hit OK on the error message, then it disappears
  • Ran Firefox as admin

I think these are outdated methods I only found on non-official sources, but will mention them just in case:

  • I found some sources that said to delete Compreg.dat; I could not find this file in the place listed, nor could I find it with a search of the entire drive
  • Verified places.sqlite was not set to read-only
  • Removed read-only from entire profile folder and subfolders

In Options > Security: 'Block dangerous & deceptive content': true, 'Block dangerous downloads': false

Internet speed test: 58.96 Mbps download; 148.04 Mbps upload. No connection loss.

This problem is absolutely maddening. I'll be so grateful if anyone can help me out!! :( Thank you in advance, I know this was a long read!

(Edited for readability)

Asked by wormmulch 1 year ago

Answered by wormmulch 11 months ago

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Trouble importing router certificate for HTTPS

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page. Following my router's instructi… (read more)

I would like to use HTTPS to access my router's web interface without having to bypass the "Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead" page.

Following my router's instructions I exported the certificate. I then accessed the Privacy & Security settings in Preferences, and under View Certificates I imported the router's certificate.

When opening the HTTPS web interface Firefox reports SEC_ERROR_INADEQUATE_KEY_USAGE.

Asked by Joe Buckner 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago