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Menu bar and bookmarks toolbar keep disappearing when FF is reopened (visibility settings not getting saved)

The latest Firefox update hide my bookmark toolbar and the menu bar. When I re-enable them, the setting is apparently not getting saved because they're hidden again the n… (read more)

The latest Firefox update hide my bookmark toolbar and the menu bar. When I re-enable them, the setting is apparently not getting saved because they're hidden again the next time I launch the browser.

Windows 10 Pro Firefox 69.0

Asked by Zorro 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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blank bar above firefox

I am using the newest version of firefox, I have no idea on what key I accidentally pressed. My address bar is now very fat, and there's a blank space above the tabs, and… (read more)

I am using the newest version of firefox, I have no idea on what key I accidentally pressed. My address bar is now very fat, and there's a blank space above the tabs, and that bar is not the title bar. I have tried installing themes but that didn't do the trick. I am using windows 7.

How do I restore firefox to its default view?

Asked by chongmotang 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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How do I stop Bing from doing a search that I asked Google (which is set as my default) to do?

Firefox is my default browser and Google the default search engine. This has worked fine for years. Suddenly, a search typed into Google results in a Bing result. I ma… (read more)

Firefox is my default browser and Google the default search engine. This has worked fine for years. Suddenly, a search typed into Google results in a Bing result. I made sure that Bing is not checked as even an alternate search engine but that does not help.

Asked by Steve 10 months ago

Answered by elched 10 months ago

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As per US-CERT "Mozilla has released security updates". my version Firefox Quantum 69.0 64bit

As per US-CERT "Mozilla has released security updates". but when I click on Help and About it shows Firefox is updated. Does this mean there is no need of update version … (read more)

As per US-CERT "Mozilla has released security updates". but when I click on Help and About it shows Firefox is updated. Does this mean there is no need of update version I am using?

Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Ari

Asked by Ari94 10 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 10 months ago

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What does Shift+Del in Library do?

In the Library window (show all bookmarks/history), pressing Delete deletes any highlighted item, but Shift+Delete grays the item out without deleting it. What does this … (read more)

In the Library window (show all bookmarks/history), pressing Delete deletes any highlighted item, but Shift+Delete grays the item out without deleting it.

What does this shortcut do?

Asked by AKSoo 10 months ago

Answered by Ruba 10 months ago

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Firefox refresh keeps reverting to my old settings. How do I stop this happening??

As in the question. I'm having a problem with firefox, so decided to refresh it. But after 5 minutes it just reverts back to my old settings. All my old add ons reappe… (read more)

As in the question. I'm having a problem with firefox, so decided to refresh it. But after 5 minutes it just reverts back to my old settings. All my old add ons reappear. Happened twice now.

Asked by EyesShiningAngrily 10 months ago

Answered by EyesShiningAngrily 10 months ago

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How to recover lost Firefox profile when I migrated to a new hard drive?

I migrated to new SSD. I still have my old hard drive. I copied my previous firefox data from D:\...\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles to C:\...\AppData\Local\Mozill… (read more)

I migrated to new SSD. I still have my old hard drive. I copied my previous firefox data from D:\...\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles to C:\...\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\ but nothing happened.

I also have a folder named "Old Firefox Data" when I re-installed Firefox, but nothing works. Firefox sync doesn't work either.

My About Profiles Page says I have 2 other profiles besides the one currently in use, when I launch them in new browser, I cannot see my old bookmarks and passwords.

I've also changed my mobile device, so I currently cannot access my old bookmarks and passwords. Even Lockwise.

Asked by mmfacun2 10 months ago

Answered by mmfacun2 10 months ago

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What does console log error "uncaught exception: 2147746132" mean?

running Firefox browser 69.0 64bit on Windows Server 2012R2 0) http://rockbridgehunt.org/ 1) click left menu tab "Foxhunting" 2) click left menu tab "Autumn Fixture Card… (read more)

running Firefox browser 69.0 64bit on Windows Server 2012R2 0) http://rockbridgehunt.org/ 1) click left menu tab "Foxhunting" 2) click left menu tab "Autumn Fixture Card pdf" blank page console log shows error: "uncaught exception: 2147746132" What does this mean?

Both Chrome and IE browsers display the proper page "http://rockbridgehunt.org/archive/2019/19FallFixture.pdf" without error.

Asked by delphiajones 10 months ago

Answered by delphiajones 10 months ago

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How to select partial link text without navigating

l want to select some text which is part of a hyperlink. I know this method: Press ALT. Select text with LMB. Release LMB. Release ALT. which usually works but n… (read more)

l want to select some text which is part of a hyperlink. I know this method:

  • Press ALT.
  • Select text with LMB.
  • Release LMB.
  • Release ALT.

which usually works but not always. It seems if the mouse is still over part of the link when the button goes up, it navigates. This can be a problem if the link extends outside the text (I think this is the cause?) For example, try selecting some or all of 'Adam Curtis' (under the date and next to the thumbnail) on this page:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/entries/512cde83-3afb-3048-9ece-dba774b10f89

I was not able to do this easily without triggering the link.

Is there a better way?

(I'm using FF 69 on Windows 10)

Asked by Peter 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Had imported IE favorites into Firefox but have since added or edited some and want to backup to a flashdrive. How do I do that?

I tried to copy individual bookmarks or drag them to a flashdrive but Firefox won't let me do that. If I go to Bookmarks and backup, it creates the shortcut but the new b… (read more)

I tried to copy individual bookmarks or drag them to a flashdrive but Firefox won't let me do that. If I go to Bookmarks and backup, it creates the shortcut but the new bookmarks are not listed.

Asked by wernerj1 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Exception EACMAudioInError in module FreeSoundRecorder.exe at 000857D2. Error opening audio device for input. Bad device ID

I downloaded "AllFreeSoundRecorder.exe" and it downloaded fine until the last bit of download when the above error appeared and obviously I could not use the download. Wh… (read more)

I downloaded "AllFreeSoundRecorder.exe" and it downloaded fine until the last bit of download when the above error appeared and obviously I could not use the download. What can I do to fix this????

Asked by mysticalpisces 10 months ago

Answered by mysticalpisces 10 months ago

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Open external links in private-window

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\op… (read more)

On Windows, Firefox adds a pre-set command line to the Windows registry under

   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command
   HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL\shell\open\command 

If you change the -url in the command line to -private-window -- from

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -url "%1"

to

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -osint -private-window "%1"

-- then all external links launch in a private window.


jscher2000 in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1119073

This no longer works in FF 69. As soon as I modify "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxURL-F66A7FFE1BF331E2\shell\open\command", FF is detecting it and changes its status to "NOT your default browser".

I'd appreciate your help.

Asked by Yaron 10 months ago

Answered by Yaron 5 months ago

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why am i getting a forbidden 403 code when i try to log into monitor

firefox updated and so did my windows 10 pro laptop. Tried to log in to monitor which was on the opening page of the browser when it popped up and now I get forbidden 403… (read more)

firefox updated and so did my windows 10 pro laptop. Tried to log in to monitor which was on the opening page of the browser when it popped up and now I get forbidden 403 code. What changed and why? what do I do?

Asked by dvdrothman 10 months ago

Answered by WMagicModel 10 months ago

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Widevine won't update automatically

Just as said on the title. I tried installing manually but didn't work ( https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/9s07bh/tips_how_to_manually_install_widevine_plugin_to… (read more)

Just as said on the title. I tried installing manually but didn't work ( https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/9s07bh/tips_how_to_manually_install_widevine_plugin_to/ )

Asked by sta2109 10 months ago

Answered by sta2109 10 months ago

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Adobe Flash settings

I am having a problem where suddenly Firefox won't remember that I told it to run flash on a website. There was previously the option to remember that decision and now t… (read more)

I am having a problem where suddenly Firefox won't remember that I told it to run flash on a website. There was previously the option to remember that decision and now that's gone today for no reason. Removing that option is why I quit using Chrome when the great corporate beast decided for me that I shouldn't be able to conveniently use flash any more because they didn't like it. Is this the same thing happening here or is this a bug?

Asked by lordenki40 10 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 10 months ago

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Firefox crashes

ID: 2e2f1bae-4ed3-4f2a-8c52-e15f30190906 Have already done: Updated video driver - Windows report is up to date. Firefox up to date Flash up to date Security up to date … (read more)

ID: 2e2f1bae-4ed3-4f2a-8c52-e15f30190906

Have already done: Updated video driver - Windows report is up to date. Firefox up to date Flash up to date Security up to date

Asked by haroldtmunn 10 months ago

Answered by philipp 10 months ago

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When an Add On is Disabled , is it still able to "Access your data for all websites" in any way ?

So 'Access All' is a big Permission to live with so I hope to understand what Disabled means before I am comfortable installing Add On X and relying on Disable when doin… (read more)

So 'Access All' is a big Permission to live with so I hope to understand what Disabled means before I am comfortable installing Add On X and relying on Disable when doing anything sensitive like setting up a new username passwords etc.

So my question is : If you have 3 FF windows open with 30 active tabs and then you decide to Disable each Extension (Ctrl+Shift+A > 3dots > Disable) , will any add-on code keep operating in the background on any existing or new tabs ?


Thanks jimmy

Asked by jimmySixDOF 10 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 10 months ago

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How do I remove icons from the bookmark toolbar? FF 69.0 broke my previous solution

Prior to upgrading to FF 69.0 I had my chrome file configured to hide icons in my bookmark toolbar. With the update to FF 69.0, the icons have reappeared. How do I fix … (read more)

Prior to upgrading to FF 69.0 I had my chrome file configured to hide icons in my bookmark toolbar. With the update to FF 69.0, the icons have reappeared. How do I fix this again? Previously I had utilized this method:

"Yes, you can paste the full code posted above including the @namespace line. The :not([container]) selector means that you still have the folder icons with bookmarks folders. If you want to hide the icons for folders as well then leave out this selector."

@namespace url("http://www.mozilla.org/keymaster/gatekeeper/there.is.only.xul"); /* only needed once */

#personal-bookmarks .bookmark-item .toolbarbutton-icon {
 display:none!important;

Asked by lgsasso 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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password managers question

First of all, I want to say "I like FireFox !" That said, I want to know about these managers ; IPassword Last Pass Dashlane Bit Warden Does FireFox support t… (read more)

First of all, I want to say "I like FireFox !" That said, I want to know about these managers ; IPassword Last Pass Dashlane Bit Warden Does FireFox support these managers , are they trustworthy ? Thanks !

Asked by Sunflower44 10 months ago

Answered by user633449 10 months ago