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Problem after updating from 80 to 81

I wanted to go back to 80 because I didn't like 81. When I dl'd & installed 80, it told me that I had to make a new profile, otherwise my bookmarks might be corrupted… (read more)

I wanted to go back to 80 because I didn't like 81. When I dl'd & installed 80, it told me that I had to make a new profile, otherwise my bookmarks might be corrupted. I did that, but now all my bookmarks & extensions are gone. Help!!!

Asked by submarinerr 1 year ago

Answered by submarinerr 1 year ago

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Firefox fails to display eBay site correctly

It may be after a recent update, but Firefox no longer displays eBay pages correctly. The site appears as raw text, quite unformatted, with no images, and is useless for … (read more)

It may be after a recent update, but Firefox no longer displays eBay pages correctly. The site appears as raw text, quite unformatted, with no images, and is useless for navigation or use. in fact, it looks very similar to the very old-styles "text only" displays that used to be alomst standard last century.

I have already deleted cookies and history.

I have little time to spend dealing with Firefox problems, and so have reluctantly stopped using it. I am now using a competitor's browser. However, if anyone has a quick simple solution I will take it. But Firefox's configurations menus are uselessly designed and one must scan the entire menu system quite often to find (and fail to find) whet one needs, so please (try to) make it quick & simple.

In hope, and possible thanks.

Asked by FFox_breaches 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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save credit card

I can't find how to save credit card info in Firefox Help article says, under Privacy Security, Autofill, there's a "save credit card button" There is no such button … (read more)

I can't find how to save credit card info in Firefox

Help article says, under Privacy Security, Autofill, there's a "save credit card button"

There is no such button

Asked by KT 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Firefox Unable to Use GPU

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to … (read more)

I use a laptop with both an integrated graphics card and a dedicated graphics card (GTX 1060 Max-Q). Recently after reinstalling Windows, I found that Firefox refuses to use my dedicated graphics card. What's stranger about this is that when testing Chrome and Edge, Chrome has the same problem, but Edge seems to detect and use it the dedicated card just fine.

I used both https://alteredqualia.com/tmp/webgl-maxparams-test/ to test this, as well as monitoring GPU usage with GPU-Z to confirm that this was the case. I'm also using Firefox 80.0 at the time of this issue.

Is there something that could be preventing Firefox from accessing the GPU or something?

Asked by vio 1 year ago

Answered by vio 1 year ago

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Any way to change the color of individual Bookmark folders?

I use the Bookmarks Bar extensively. But all the folders are the same color. I would find it much easier to find things quickly if I could change individual folder colors… (read more)

I use the Bookmarks Bar extensively. But all the folders are the same color. I would find it much easier to find things quickly if I could change individual folder colors.

Any way to do this?

I'm already using Jscher's excellent UserChrome script to make the folders an attractive yellow, instead of gray. But can this be done for individual foders?

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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unable to logon to credit union

I have used Firefox to access my credit union website. This has worked fine until recently. It might be the install of Firefox 80 that caused my problems. The website req… (read more)

I have used Firefox to access my credit union website. This has worked fine until recently. It might be the install of Firefox 80 that caused my problems.

The website requests uid followed by page for password. Entering password takes me back to a page to enter uid. This goes on for several iterations until I finally get in to the site or I give up and go to Chrome.

My environment is Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia/ Firefox Release 80.0 August 25, 2020.

I have no add-ons in Firefox. I apparently have a Shockwave plugin.

Asked by hcm465 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox stalls and takes up all available memory when trying to access the options tab.

NOTE: I have made a video to show the problem, so if my explanation isn't clear, please watch this. The problem arises only when I try to access the options tab. As soon… (read more)

NOTE: I have made a video to show the problem, so if my explanation isn't clear, please watch this.

The problem arises only when I try to access the options tab. As soon as I have the options tab open, my PC's memory use skyrockets and doesn't come down, Firefox stalls completely and I have to close FF through the task manager.

This problem has never occured in the past, this has only been happening since a day or 2 ago.

I tried to disable all the add-ons, plug-ins, have the standard light theme. Nothing changed.

I don't really enjoy having to use safemode everytime I want to access the options tab.

Thanks for reading

Asked by Booskop 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Opening attachments in Gmail

I'm using Gmail in Firefox 80.0.1. When there is a Word or .pdf attachment on a gmail message, clicking on the attachment opens the dialogue box attached below. Despite… (read more)

I'm using Gmail in Firefox 80.0.1. When there is a Word or .pdf attachment on a gmail message, clicking on the attachment opens the dialogue box attached below. Despite checking the box, "Do this automatically for files like this from now on," the box continue to pop up with the next attachment on another email. Is there a way to make it "automatic?"

Asked by rsuchyta1 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Latest 80.0 update delays loading pages

Hi, When I updated to 80.0 when new tab is opened it won't immediately start loading pages but it delays for a moment until it starts. I didn't have that issue on versio… (read more)

Hi,

When I updated to 80.0 when new tab is opened it won't immediately start loading pages but it delays for a moment until it starts. I didn't have that issue on version 79.0. Anyone knows how to fix this?

Asked by zorto 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox v.80.0: some html5 video players are reporting an error

Getting an error on some video players On youtube: "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. " This only started happening after upd… (read more)

Getting an error on some video players

On youtube: "Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. "

This only started happening after updating firefox, I have disabled all of my plugins to no avail.

Asked by joncook2427 1 year ago

Answered by joncook2427 1 year ago

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Crash Reporter not working anymore

Recent versions of Firefox have started crashing more and more often for me. As of version 80.0, it happens around 1–2 times a day on average, usually when the session ha… (read more)

Recent versions of Firefox have started crashing more and more often for me. As of version 80.0, it happens around 1–2 times a day on average, usually when the session has been running for a while. In the middle of work, Firefox window(s) will just disappear and the process is no longer running. This will happen both on my Windows 10 and my Windows 7 system.

I recently realised that I hadn't been seeing the Mozilla Crash Reporter window in a long time, on either system. I just assumed my crash reports were being sent in order to help fix these bugs, but today I decided to check, and saw that crash reports are not even generated anymore. When I oben about:crashes, I see that the last crash report is from May. I'm sure I've had Firefox crash many dozens of times since then, but the crash reporting facility seems to no longer work.

I tried running Firefox in Safe Mode as well. The result is the same: it will crash usually after a few hours of work, without any error, no crash reporter window, and no crash report showing up in about:crashes afterwards.

What could have broken my Crash Reporter functionality (and on both of my systems, too)? And how can I get it back to generating and submitting these reports?

Asked by daniel139 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Parts of this page are not secure (such as images)

Hello, I have 3 websites: http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/ When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secur… (read more)

Hello, I have 3 websites:

http://history.typeheritage.com/ http://forums.typeheritage.com/ http://bazaar.typeheritage.com/

When viewed with Chrome, all are labeled "secure." When viewed with FF, the history and forums sites are not. Instead, they return the attached message.

Unless original work designed by me, all images on all sites are type specimens or trade journal articles from sources like design patents or university libraries (google books, haithi trust, internet archive, etc.).

Can someone figure out why this is happening and tell me how to fix it?

A thousand thanks for your help, Anna

Asked by author2 1 year ago

Answered by author2 1 year ago

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[Mysolved] How to disable all shortcuts in FF?

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon s… (read more)

As there is no way to customize FF shortcuts, How to Disable them all together? In any way: editing settings, browser internal files, whatever. No, it's not about addon shortcuts. Yes, i already checked smt like a hundred topics/adviced addons web-search could provide, and none works.

Asked by rey0n 1 year ago

Answered by rey0n 1 year ago

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google search hijacked by yahoo search

google search automatically now switches to yahoo search. working with an antivirus company 3 times. no help at all. please help me. i have no add-ons left. i guess the … (read more)

google search automatically now switches to yahoo search. working with an antivirus company 3 times. no help at all. please help me. i have no add-ons left. i guess the AV company got rid of them all.

Asked by maureen s 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Unwanted tabs keep opening up, especially on Facebook.

Unwanted tabs (as many as 10 last time) keep opening when I'm on Facebook (and sometimes Amazon) even though I don't click on anything. It's driving me nuts. How do I s… (read more)

Unwanted tabs (as many as 10 last time) keep opening when I'm on Facebook (and sometimes Amazon) even though I don't click on anything. It's driving me nuts. How do I stop it? Thanks.

Asked by barbara.stein1 1 year ago

Answered by barbara.stein11 1 year ago

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More than just three 'recently closed windows'

Hello I have enabled at Startup the feature (Restore Previous Session) BUT, what happened is: I had peacefully closed my 38-tab window so I can access it later, but :( I … (read more)

Hello

I have enabled at Startup the feature (Restore Previous Session)

BUT, what happened is:

I had peacefully closed my 38-tab window so I can access it later, but :( I was downloading some programs and doing some things and each time they kept opening new windows, so more than 3 had opened. And now I am not able to reopen my 38-tab window again.

Now it has been raised to 5 or 6 probably. I am trying not to open new more windows and are using Private browser so I don't need to open more Firefox 'new' (windows).

So is there any way I can happen to restore (previous sessions) for more than just 3, or at least that were open on a certain day ??

All the best! Waiting for your reply.

Asked by Mark 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Clearing cookies (manage data) always breaks Firefox.

FF 80.0.1 Not sure when it started, but it has been happening for a LONG, long time. I clear data (cache) with a check mark, but clear cookies manually. It always - and I… (read more)

FF 80.0.1

Not sure when it started, but it has been happening for a LONG, long time. I clear data (cache) with a check mark, but clear cookies manually. It always - and I mean *always* goes into *FF not responding* and takes up to a couple of minutes to clear. Often, I have to press clear Save Changes several times.

The only time it goes quickly and without stopping (Not Responding) is if I clear a dozen cookies or less.

Is there a solution?

Thank you.

Asked by CiaoBella1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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All of one bookmark folder's subfolders went AWOL when I clumsily clicked on that bookmark folder

Once every few weeks or so, I click on a Firefox dropped down bookmark folder in a clumsy way (using the non-dominant hand for medical reasons) and accidentally make that… (read more)

Once every few weeks or so, I click on a Firefox dropped down bookmark folder in a clumsy way (using the non-dominant hand for medical reasons) and accidentally make that bookmark folder or subfolder 'disappear' from the drop-down list for bookmarks, and also from Show All Bookmarks. When I then export the bookmarks and do a File Explorer search of that exported html file, I do see the missing folder or subfolders in the list of links that appears, and the missing folder is where it belongs in the list. I am presuming that the drop down list will be restored when I close and reopen Firefox, and I will edit this post if not. I cannot tell what mouse action can cause this problem, and would appreciate input on that. More broadly, what in Firefox could make a particular bookmark folder disappear from the viewable lists until Firefox is closed and reopened? I have accidentally moved bookmark folders before, but the search results do not show the bookmark folders moved, but rather still in bookmarks where they are supposed to be.

Asked by Quenchoo 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago