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When in a private window, How do you open a bookmark or link in a normal window?

If you are currently using a normal window then there are ways to open a bookmark or link in a private window. But if you are currently using a private window then how wo… (read more)

If you are currently using a normal window then there are ways to open a bookmark or link in a private window. But if you are currently using a private window then how would you open a bookmark or link in a normal window?

I have tried several things including pressing shift+enter or choosing "Open in new Window" from the context menu, but this just opens the bookmark or link in a new private window.

My current method is to copy the address of the bookmark or link then paste it into the address bar of a normal window.

But is there a more direct method of opening bookmarks or links in a normal window, if currently in a private window?

Thanks.

Asked by TechHorse 2 hours ago

Last reply by TechHorse 2 hours ago

Firefox reopens all my windows and tabs after reboot

I'm using Firefox 127.0.2 on Arch Linux. In settings under General>Startup>"Open previous windows and tabs" is not checked. Under about:config browser.sessionstor… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 127.0.2 on Arch Linux. In settings under General>Startup>"Open previous windows and tabs" is not checked. Under about:config browser.sessionstore.restore_on_demand is false, and browser.sessionstore.resume_from_crash is false

How do I get Firefox to give me a clean slate after restarting my computer?

Asked by sdaniluk 3 hours ago

Pushing firefox updates

Ive been with Firefox since 0.4 20+years and am thinking of binning this browser. The Firefox updates wipe your bookmarks ,your page set up with the 4 rows and your pr… (read more)

Ive been with Firefox since 0.4 20+years and am thinking of binning this browser. The Firefox updates wipe your bookmarks ,your page set up with the 4 rows and your preferred sites they then push in the boxes last visited or recommenced stories i had to reinstall and older version,get bookmarks from a different drive i have to get back to where i was.

  I have turned off updates but am continually bombarded with download latest version,Firefox used to be great ,you got what you want,no adds,no pushing stuff its starting to feel like google chrome.
  So before i bin it,is there any way you can save ALL your setting as you like them and reinstall them with your preferences as was?     If not i will give Duck duck go, a go as my new browser.

Asked by chris658 4 hours ago

How does the syncing work between two different firefox instances?

When syncing between two different firefox instances not on the same OS or computer which of them is the syncing from and to? If I have one instance where I have Firefox… (read more)

When syncing between two different firefox instances not on the same OS or computer which of them is the syncing from and to?

If I have one instance where I have Firefox on a different computer and another on a completely different computer which of them does Firefox know it's the latest one to sync from?

Asked by klappa875 7 hours ago

Media playback choppy + browser laggy on a Macbook Pro with M3 chip

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications. I find … (read more)

I installed Firefox on a Macbook Pro with Apple Silicon, M3. The installation was from the Firefox site, I downloaded the dmg and then dragged into Applications.

I find that playback of media stutters, and is choppy--not sure of a better way to explain it. E.g., YouTube videos and the Bandcamp player have "stuttered sound". Opening another site in another tab can make this effect worse. Likewise, trying to run Google Meet in a browser window causes basically everything on the computer to become very slow.

This still happens even if I go to "about:profiles" and then "restart with add-ons disabled".

But if I switch to another browser, Safari or Chrome, then I don't have the issue. e.g. I can play YouTube in the background fine even when running some compute intensive task.

I have also tried turning on/off "performance settings" and the "use hardware acceleration" checkbox underneath it -- neither of those seem to have any effect.

Activity Monitor showed that at most Firefox was using ~4 GB of memory of a total 48 GB, and the memory pressure indicator seems to be quite low.

I have run Firefox on other systems (e.g. System76, older Macbook Pro) with multiple windows open each having 20-30 tabs and never had an issue like this.

It really seems like it has something to do with how Firefox is interacting with the M3? Happy to learn I'm wrong. And happy to provide more details about the hardware or my settings if it would help.

Asked by nicholdav 2 weeks ago

Last reply by nicholdav 2 days ago

"Don’t enable HTTPS-Only Mode" is not honoured when enabled in settings

When I try to access an http:// site, the link is upgraded to https:// regardless of this setting. This broke after a recent update to the browser. I cannot specificall… (read more)

When I try to access an http:// site, the link is upgraded to https:// regardless of this setting.

This broke after a recent update to the browser. I cannot specifically say which upgrade, but it worked a month ago, now it doesn't anymore.

It may be worth noting that this broke in Brave (based on Chromium) at the same time.

Asked by Lifeboy 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Lifeboy 3 days ago

Audio Dropouts

Ever since last update to Firefox, there are now intermittent drop outs in Audio, whether it's in media player(s) , youtube videos, or audio edited softwares. And th… (read more)

Ever since last update to Firefox, there are now intermittent drop outs in Audio, whether it's in media player(s) , youtube videos, or audio edited softwares.

And this ONLY happens when Firefox is open. 

If this isn't fixed soon .. and i mean SOON, I will be forced to switch to Opera Browser, where this Does NOT happen. Thank You

Asked by dreameronemanband 3 days ago

firefox crashin on youtube in windoze 11

alright guys you need to fix your browser, it crashes everytime i try to play a youtube video.. i searched tou site for fixes and NOTHING worked. you vanilla version of… (read more)

alright guys you need to fix your browser, it crashes everytime i try to play a youtube video.. i searched tou site for fixes and NOTHING worked. you vanilla version of the browser was perfect then yall had to go and do the microsux thing and screw it all up by adding this that or the kitchen sink. i have submitted numerous reports yet no resolution. if you guys dont fix your crap i will move on to another browser and recommend to all my friends n family to do the same.

Asked by madcap magician 2 weeks ago

Last reply by madcap magician 3 days ago

Secure Connection Failed

When I try to access this login page: https://www.medicaid.nv.gov I get this error message. An error occurred during a connection to www.medicaid.nv.gov. PR_CONNECT_R… (read more)

When I try to access this login page:

https://www.medicaid.nv.gov

I get this error message. An error occurred during a connection to www.medicaid.nv.gov. PR_CONNECT_RESET_ERROR

Error code: 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.

Learn more…

Can you help with this?

Asked by Deborah Perkins 4 days ago

How does FIDO2 authentication over BLE transport work in Firefox

I am trying to understand how password less authentication with a FIDO2 security token works in Firefox over BLE transport. Firefox uses authenticator-rs as Webauthn lib… (read more)

I am trying to understand how password less authentication with a FIDO2 security token works in Firefox over BLE transport.

Firefox uses authenticator-rs as Webauthn library which only supports USB-HID transport.

I am able to use a BLE security token to login to my google account however. How does that work if Firefox does not support that transport protocol?

Any help or direction to documentation on this topic is appreciated. So far I was not able to find an explanation for this online.

Asked by lorv 4 days ago

rename profile addon dont work

I would like to rename profile in roaming and local dirs for windows, but after I do it, addons are no longer visible in firefox. I guess I am missing something. What el… (read more)

I would like to rename profile in roaming and local dirs for windows, but after I do it, addons are no longer visible in firefox. I guess I am missing something. What else do I have to do, when renaming profile dirs?

Asked by Andrej a earn 6 days ago

Last reply by Andrej a earn 4 days ago

firefox newpage issue

https://newtab.firefoxchina.cn/newtab/as/activity-stream.html As shown in the picture, users should be able to change tabs freely on this page. But this caused some prob… (read more)

https://newtab.firefoxchina.cn/newtab/as/activity-stream.html

As shown in the picture, users should be able to change tabs freely on this page. But this caused some problems on my browser. These white tabs cannot be edited, moved or removed by me.

My first two tabs are always blank (even if I try to change it and add a valid URL to it) and other tabs can be changed normally.

When I tried to move a changed normal tab to the first one, I found that my changed tabs became blank and they could not be changed back to normal.

This is very annoying for me. Please help me fix this problem

Asked by Jeff liang 5 days ago

Location

I live in the UK and recently when going to the BBC.co.uk I get the website as BBC.com after a few seconds. I know that I usually see .com when overseas and this is norma… (read more)

I live in the UK and recently when going to the BBC.co.uk I get the website as BBC.com after a few seconds. I know that I usually see .com when overseas and this is normal. Why has this started happening while I am still in the United Kingdom?

Asked by herman1rg 1 week ago

Last reply by herman1rg 1 week ago

Default search engine does not get imported from profile, resets to google

after creating a new profile, and copying everything in the root directory to the new profile, including search.json.mozlz4, the default search engine setting does not ge… (read more)

after creating a new profile, and copying everything in the root directory to the new profile, including search.json.mozlz4, the default search engine setting does not get transferred over and is still set to google

Asked by ducky 3 weeks ago

Last reply by ducky 5 days ago

history on Firefox Web browser

Can you help me screenshot the webpages that I visited on July 4, 2024? I need it for proof that I tried to sign in to a course while their platform was down. Thank y… (read more)

Can you help me screenshot the webpages that I visited on July 4, 2024? I need it for proof that I tried to sign in to a course while their platform was down.

Thank you, Sayde

Asked by SoundnessWithSayde 6 days ago