Drag/drop e-mail or attachment from Microsoft Office to Firefox

Hello all, Lately I received a report from some colleagues that a certain feature is not working in Firefox that appears to be working on any other browser. When drag/dro… (read more)

Hello all,

Lately I received a report from some colleagues that a certain feature is not working in Firefox that appears to be working on any other browser.

When drag/dropping e-mails and/or attachments from Microsoft Outlook (Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise) to a drop-field in Firefox (88.0.1 - 64-bit) nothing happens.

When using Firefox we can drag/drop files from Windows Explorer, but not from Outlook.

The same fields do work flawlessly when drag/dropping e-mails and/or attachments from Microsoft Outlook in Google Chrome, Microsoft EDGE, Opera and Safari. So Firefox is the only browser - on several OS's - that does not allow e-mails/attachments to be dropped from Microsoft Outlook. We have tested multiple users on different workstation and we have tested drop-fields from several web applications.

Surprisingly I cannot find any solution to this. The only similar cases I was able to find are from a couple of years ago but are about the other way around (so drag/dropping files FROM Firefox to another application).

At this moment I am advising my colleagues to use another browser. But we really want this to work properly with any browser of choice. Hope this community can help us out.

The update to Firefox 89.0 did not fix this problem.

Note: UAC is enabled on the workstations. Disabling does not affect anything. Tested attachments: .pdf, .docx, .html & .xlsx

Asked by Wouter Moed 1 month ago

Last reply by Wouter Moed 3 days ago

Firefox will not use KDE dialogs and system applications and instead only uses GTK applications

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly. Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ct… (read more)

I am running RHEL 7 and KDE4 with Firefox Nightly.

Firefox will not use KDE/Qt dialog boxes or system applications. For example: when showing the downloaded file list (Ctrl + Shift + y) and clicking the folder icon to show the file's location, firefox will freeze for several seconds before opening a window in Nautilus.

I have found discussions of this problem that span seemingly a decade without a simple step-by-step guide or an updated solution. Answers range from: editing =mimeinfo.cache= file for the =inode.directory= line, editing items in =defaults.list= file; setting the =GTK_USE_PORTAL=1= variable (somewhere) and then changing various =about:config= settings.

It's just confusing and exhausting tracking this down. Is it possible to get firefox to play nicely with KDE? Nothing that I have tried so far seems to have worked, but I'm honestly not sure where this setting would live, or magic bash incantation I need to run.

I know this seems minor, but having just switched back over to firefox to chrome, it seems very jarring seeing the GTK dialogs that do not play nicely with the rest of my desktop/workflow (i.e., I do not want to start a Gnome vs KDE flamewar, but rather: I'm used to dolphin and how it works and make heavy use of the embedded terminal within dolphin windows or drag&drop files into the Qt open dialog box which "drops" as a file path ... I have no idea what happens if I drag something into the GTK open dialog box)

Asked by stewart.t 1 month ago

Last reply by stewart.t 4 days ago

excel online crashes

Hi, I use microsoft 365, from 1 week, When I start working on excel online, it crashes and I can't do anything even if Close and open up agian the file. I put firefox ba… (read more)

Hi, I use microsoft 365, from 1 week, When I start working on excel online, it crashes and I can't do anything even if Close and open up agian the file. I put firefox back to the original, nothing happens I see this water droplet now, what is it?

When I use google chrome, it works fine

thanks for helping me

Asked by frfa63 3 months ago

Last reply by frfa63 3 months ago

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable; type is faint, boxes etc. do not show. Want to know how to make screan clearer, show details. I have tried settings, new themes. Nothi… (read more)

Firefox 89.0.2 has become unusable; type is faint, boxes etc. do not show. Want to know how to make screan clearer, show details. I have tried settings, new themes. Nothing seems to help. Some sites are OK but most to faint to read. Unusable.

Asked by JohnP 2 weeks ago

Last reply by JohnP 4 days ago

How to enable add-ons in Firefox and mozilla pages

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon… (read more)

In Firefox settings, Firefox new tab, and in these mozilla forums, my add-ons are disabled. Specifically Vimium, and I get this message when hovering over the Vimium icon: "Vimium is not running on this page.

Your browser does not run web extensions like Vimium on certain pages, usually for security reasons.

Unless your browser's developers change their policy, then unfortunately it is not possible to make Vimium (or any other web extension, for that matter) work on this page."

How can I enable this, and possibly all normally active add-ons in these pages?

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 1 month ago

Last reply by 24michaelpartridge 4 days ago

My wirless printer will not conect to my computer

I have a HP office jet 6500 printer. It has been working fine from my Ubuntu Computer using Firefox . Since downloading the latest version of Firefox I cannot connect to … (read more)

I have a HP office jet 6500 printer. It has been working fine from my Ubuntu Computer using Firefox . Since downloading the latest version of Firefox I cannot connect to the printer and there for cannot print or scan.

The printer is still working normally from a second computer using Windows10.

I have tried re installing the printer but that has made no difference.

I am wondering if the problem could be caused by the Firefox fire wall. Help please. Please note I don't even know enough to be dangerous so any help will need to be extremely basic. I know my name everything else will need to be explained step by step,

Thanks

John

Asked by JPB54 6 days ago

Permanently removing SaveFrom.net Helper bookmark from Firefox bookmark

How can I remove SaveFrom.net Helper bookmark permanently from Mozilla Firefox bookmark, so that it does not reappear whenever I start Firefox? I remove it many times, bu… (read more)

How can I remove SaveFrom.net Helper bookmark permanently from Mozilla Firefox bookmark, so that it does not reappear whenever I start Firefox?

I remove it many times, but it reappear when I restart the Firefox.

Please Help.

Asked by Mangaia 6 days ago

Bookmarks did not transfer properly

I reset my Firefox browser and my bookmarks did not transfer over properly. They are all there but you can only access them by clicking Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks afte… (read more)

I reset my Firefox browser and my bookmarks did not transfer over properly. They are all there but you can only access them by clicking Bookmarks>Manage Bookmarks after which all my bookmarks appear in the favorites bar in the proper order and fully functional on the left side of the pop up window. Then there are a bunch of duplicated folders.

Is there a way for me to put the favorites bar back in the bookmarks tab on the right side of the page?

Asked by hillmann1954 1 week ago

Last reply by hillmann1954 6 days ago

Firefox keeps moving all bookmarks out of folders!

At this point I don't know what to do. This is the second time that it has happened. First time I fixed it by deleting the places.sqlite file and letting it synch, this t… (read more)

At this point I don't know what to do. This is the second time that it has happened. First time I fixed it by deleting the places.sqlite file and letting it synch, this time nothing is fixing it. Restoring from backup just moves them out of folder after a few seconds, restoring from html file does the same.

Please help. I have thousands of bookmarks in hundreds of folders. It's impossible to manualy resort them!

Asked by Demon King 6 days ago

Last reply by Demon King 6 days ago

Extension Shortcuts are overrided when focused on text box (MacOS)

Hi, I just moved from Chrome recently. I found that most of my shortcuts does not work when a text box is focus. For example, I have a plugin shortcut set to `shift` + `a… (read more)

Hi, I just moved from Chrome recently. I found that most of my shortcuts does not work when a text box is focus. For example, I have a plugin shortcut set to `shift` + `alt` + e. When focused on text box, typing this shortcut will literally type a back-tick "´". I've never see similar behavior in Chrome.

I'm wondering how can I disable this "overriding" behavior? (i.e. I want `shift` + `alt` + e activates the plugin behavior when I'm in input mode)

Thanks in advance!

Asked by albert.k.ying 6 days ago

thumbnail images on certain websites won't load and sometimes takes 10-20 seconds before they pop up

I've noticed in the past 2-3 weeks when visiting some websites that have a bunch of image thumbnails that load up. It will load the outline of a image, but not load the a… (read more)

I've noticed in the past 2-3 weeks when visiting some websites that have a bunch of image thumbnails that load up. It will load the outline of a image, but not load the actual image thumbnail at times until anywhere between 5 seconds to upwards to 20-30 seconds before they pop in. Other times I'll notice it seems like they just don't want to load regardless and I'll even try right clicking on a invisible thumbnail image and clicking "Reload image" for it not to work, sometimes it does.

I have tried nearly everything that I could think of to fix this, I don't know if it's a recent issue with windows 10 maybe? I don't think it's our internet causing the issue since everything else seems to load and stream just fine, these websites work just fine on other devices within our home and I swear it was working just fine on my computer a little over 2-3 weeks ago.

Below is a list of fixes I've tried to rule out.

Clear cookies/cache data, run firefox in safe mode, dev mode, etc.

Completely delete firefox and any old folders, reinstall 100% fresh without any previous data or addons/extensions. Still didn't fix it.

I've tried turning off many of the settings for firefox like hardware accel, smooth scrolling, etc. Nothing.

I then tried doing stuff outside of firefox to see if anything else would work. I have made sure my graphics driver is fully updated and that didn't do anything.

I've tried to see if the thumbnail images were doing the same thing in other browers like chrome and I thought at first that chrome was handling these websites just fine, but after testing it a bit. I noticed the same thing was happening with chrome too.

Since it's also affecting chrome I know it's pretty pointless to post and ask what I should do or what could be the problem here. But I don't know where else to turn and just checking if anyone has had this problem before.

The attached image is a example for one of the websites I'm having this issue with, but like I said. It's loading these websites just fine on other devices from the looks of it.

Asked by chaos01123 6 days ago

Firefox doesn't save pages correctly

Hello, thanks for taking time to read this. I tried downloading a website, a public youtube playlist in fact, using the right click - "save page as" command, but when I t… (read more)

Hello, thanks for taking time to read this. I tried downloading a website, a public youtube playlist in fact, using the right click - "save page as" command, but when I then click the downloaded page, it loads in firefox for a moment, then switches to a different (private) playlist on youtube. What? It's offline, right? And it aborts loading the saved website and instead loads another site?

Asked by marc.baum 6 days ago

firefox doesn't delete cookies after expiration

I set a cookie with expiration time in a webpage, but cookie is still available in developer tools storage after expire time! and also available in "Manage Cookies and Si… (read more)

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Asked by ghandchishayan 6 days ago

Privacy settings at hollywoodreporter.com can neither be accepted nor managed

I am no longer able to access the homepage of hollywoodreporter.com. As soon as I try it, a pop-up window titled "Manage Your Privacy" asks me to "Accept All", "Reject Al… (read more)

I am no longer able to access the homepage of hollywoodreporter.com. As soon as I try it, a pop-up window titled "Manage Your Privacy" asks me to "Accept All", "Reject All" or "Manage Settings". (See attachment.) When I click "Accept All", nothing happens. When I click "Manage Settings", the pop-up window just turns grey and I can't do anything but close the tab and start over. Clicking "Reject All" only produces a warning, but does not close the pop-up either. I have cleared the browser cache and the cookies. I am using the latest version of Firefox. Any suggestions how this problem might be resolved are welcome. I can still access the homepage using other browsers, but I would prefer to do it with Firefox...

Asked by Lutz Koch 6 days ago

compress algorithm

please advise which compression algorithm is used when saving browser console command history in the ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default-release/storage/permanent/indexeddb+++… (read more)

please advise which compression algorithm is used when saving browser console command history in the ~/.mozilla/firefox/xxx.default-release/storage/permanent/indexeddb+++fx-devtools/idb/xxx.sqlite ?

Asked by dmitriy11993 6 days ago

Last reply by dmitriy11993 6 days ago