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Firefox does not save .html files correctly so as to be opened and read

Okay, so just as I have stated in the subject, this is my direct experience at this time. I've found on the forum people having trouble saving .html, but those were othe… (read more)

Okay, so just as I have stated in the subject, this is my direct experience at this time. I've found on the forum people having trouble saving .html, but those were other issues unrelated to Firefox. I cannot find specific reports relating to my issue. To those, if you see this, who saved your web pages to .html (only or complete), did you open those files to check that you could read them? The unreliability of browsers in the past leads me to distrust this expectation that saved data is done and preserved without checking/validating.

Here is what I did. I saved a page (and for sake of accuracy and precision, it was search results from duckduckgo.com) to an .htm file. (Again, for sake of accuracy, I'll insert here that Windows Save As dialog box provides the "Save as type:" options list, which are: "Text Files", "Web Page, complete", and "Web Page, HTML only".) I chose "Web Page, HTML only"; now, while it says "HTML", Firefox creates the default extension of ".htm", so this is the extension used; and I simply used the default filename, no changes. Then, I simply went to my "Recent Items" menu in Start menu and opened the just saved file. It opens to a blank page, except for a very small text box with my search query in it and two little tiny buttons next to it; the content of the page is not displayed. (And, after post analysis, the file size was 7kb, which indicates that it did not really save all the data of the page content.) I then tried opening the file on a different computer with Firefox - same result. I also opened the same file with Chrome - same result. At least there is consistency here. Therefore, the conclusion must be that Firefox is not saving correctly.

There is no help to be given in this case, as I have done nothing wrong. I have done exactly as instructed by and to others in other forum posts and as described in other help pages on how to save web pages to a file. Everyone talks about the actions of how to do; but not about the results of reading saved output.

So, I make the post in hopes that this get to the developers to fix this problem. If this does not happen on all computers or in all situations (for all web pages) ... well, I think it still lies with Mozilla to fix it, because here is one case where it positively does not work! If my situation is unique, I do not know why ... and if it works for others (to save from duckduckgo) then I don't know why ... again, not for me to figure out; just take it as fact, this action of saving web pages in Firefox does not always work.

Thanks.

PS - I'm using SingleFile as an alternative work around (but I don't see why the "Save As" should not have worked perfectly for all of web browser history).

Asked by disconer 38 minutes ago

signed in

If im signed into firefox on 1 computer, and reset my firefox password on a second computer am i automatically signed out of the 1 computer firefox account, or is there s… (read more)

If im signed into firefox on 1 computer, and reset my firefox password on a second computer am i automatically signed out of the 1 computer firefox account, or is there still a chance i can still have all my bookmarks!!!!

Asked by Faerie Caster 2 days ago

Firefox 89.0.2 (64-bit) - Page info does not show "Page Size" at all.

I've googled on how to see page size, and according to Mozilla support, need to get to page info by clicking on CTRL + I and then you'll see, under "General" tab: "Page S… (read more)

I've googled on how to see page size, and according to Mozilla support, need to get to page info by clicking on CTRL + I and then you'll see, under "General" tab: "Page Size" in KB.

Problem starts when "Page Size" isn't shown at all (it doesn't exists.. not empty or anything). Why? and how can I see it?.

Attached screenshot of what I see.

Thank you.

Asked by navonooo 3 days ago

Last reply by navonooo 2 days ago

firefox browser 89.0 64-bit font

the new 89.0 firefox browser has changed the font to be thinner & lighter. although it is elegant & attractive, it is much harder to read. how do i make the font … (read more)

the new 89.0 firefox browser has changed the font to be thinner & lighter. although it is elegant & attractive, it is much harder to read. how do i make the font thicker & darker?

Asked by Linda on Firefox 1 month ago

Last reply by Linda on Firefox 3 days ago

Browser won't accept any themes

Greetings, Once Firefox updated to 89, all themes stopped working. Every add-on I try to use shows that it's installed, but once I click to a new tab it's gone. Even the … (read more)

Greetings,

Once Firefox updated to 89, all themes stopped working. Every add-on I try to use shows that it's installed, but once I click to a new tab it's gone. Even the default theme that came with Firefox won't work. I could use some ideas on how I can get this working again; it'd be nice to spice things up a bit.

Thanks.

Asked by dinsdale1 4 days ago

Selecting multiple bookmarks in order to move them to a folder

Hello Firefex Support Staff, My name is Gloria Hovde and I've been using Firefox for some time but could use help on a particular topic. I would like to be able to sele… (read more)

Hello Firefex Support Staff,

My name is Gloria Hovde and I've been using Firefox for some time but could use help on a particular topic. I would like to be able to select multiple bookmarks at a time in order to move them to a folder. Online help suggest Ctrl-Shift and a number of other things to try but so far none work. When I hold these keys down, the first file automatically opens and I can't select any of the other bookmarks. I have about 30 bookmarks that I want to move to a specific folder but can't select multiple bookmarks without them opening.

If you could please find a way that I can select multiple bookmarks to move them to a folder it would help immensely.

Thank you!

Gloria Hovde ghovde@lake.org

Asked by ghovde 4 days ago

Video calls don't work on Firefox

Video calls do not work on Firefox. I tried on Facebook, Messenger and Google Meet - nothing works. On FB and Messenger it ends up with a black screen and "call failed" m… (read more)

Video calls do not work on Firefox. I tried on Facebook, Messenger and Google Meet - nothing works. On FB and Messenger it ends up with a black screen and "call failed" message. On Google meet I can connect to a call, but I cannot see or hear anybody and nobody can see or hear me. I tried Safe Mode and resetting Firefox - no results. On Chrome everything works. This issue was with Firefox for a long time, but since we conduct more of our life online in the recent year, it became really frustrating. Any fix for that?

I am on Mac OS High Sierra

Asked by Danas 4 days ago

https://www.finnair.com/fi-fi, Chat-window not opening

Hi, https://www.finnair.com/fi-fi, Chat-window not opening with Firefox-browser. Browser-privacy setting is standard. Edge-Browser is opening, but the window in the displ… (read more)

Hi, https://www.finnair.com/fi-fi, Chat-window not opening with Firefox-browser. Browser-privacy setting is standard. Edge-Browser is opening, but the window in the display-corner not completely displayed.

Thank for support.

Asked by chsf1 4 days ago

Firefox 88 - twitch.tv chat emotes hand stream; cannot time in real time on twitch.tv

I'm finding that on Macbook Pro running Sierra or Mojave that Firefox 88 'hangs' when there is a lot of emotes in twitch.tv chat, and when I try to type I can watch the t… (read more)

I'm finding that on Macbook Pro running Sierra or Mojave that Firefox 88 'hangs' when there is a lot of emotes in twitch.tv chat, and when I try to type I can watch the text fill in slowly after I've finished typing letter by letter. It doesn't matter if the twitch.tv streamer has 70 viewers or 3,000 viewers, the behavior is the same. I've refreshed, deleted cookies and cache, lowered the quality of the stream to 380p, used the latency slider, etc etc etc and nothing seems to be correcting the problem with chat on any given twitch.tv stream. I have 12.30 GB memory available and it's still an issue.

Asked by bononista 5 days 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 5 days ago

Bookmark Folder dropdown menu changed. Now i am deleting folders constantly!

When you right click on bookmark folder, it used to show third option from top - ADD FOLDER now it is REMOVE FOLDER. And by clicking on it, it will not even ask if i want… (read more)

When you right click on bookmark folder, it used to show third option from top - ADD FOLDER now it is REMOVE FOLDER. And by clicking on it, it will not even ask if i want to do that certainely.

My long term builded muscle memory, with fact that there is absolutely no additional visual difference between these options, makes me constantly deleting one valuable folder after another.

I am furious about this. Why would firefox devs change these options? It is absolutely unnecessary!

Btw yes i know that i can redo, if i unconviniently open bookmarks window. That does not solve initial problem.

Asked by janci0019 5 days ago

why is it so complicated to get an answer to a hopefully simple question?

I would like a phone number to call - it is too time-consuming to have to search page after page for an answer to what is likely a simple question. 1) why does the home p… (read more)

I would like a phone number to call - it is too time-consuming to have to search page after page for an answer to what is likely a simple question. 1) why does the home page keep changing to marquis when I've already set my home page (numerous times by the way); 2) why is Google the only option I'm given for search engine? I already have and use DuckDuckGo and am only directed to download it, not add it as my search engine. Do I have to abandon Mozilla Firefox after so many years of use?

Asked by reddroby 5 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 5 days ago

Sharing a link via airdrop

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared… (read more)

I used to use a lot the three dots next to a webpage to share the page via airdrop (to have it/share it with my own phone or others'). Now the three dots have disappeared and, although I read here that I could do that by right clicking the page, the option for SHARE does not appear. Can you please explain how to do this now? (I use a Mac).

Asked by findmariag 6 days ago

how to set auto proxy for all users on Mac

I am wanting to deploy Firefox v90 on Mac at work. I need to have the proxy set as auto for all users as some of the machines are macbooks that are taken off site. In wi… (read more)

I am wanting to deploy Firefox v90 on Mac at work. I need to have the proxy set as auto for all users as some of the machines are macbooks that are taken off site.

In windows you just need to edit the mozilla.cfg and set proxy type to 4

On the Mac there only seems to be a prefs.js in the user library

Something needs to be in the application content folder...

Asked by GerardKean 6 days ago

lengthy jc.aspx links never resolve

I get links in professional emails that Firefox never resolves. These come from several different professional organizations, so it is not just one domain. I copy and pas… (read more)

I get links in professional emails that Firefox never resolves. These come from several different professional organizations, so it is not just one domain. I copy and paste into Chrome and am on the referred-to page in seconds. How can I fix this? I would prefer to not use Chrome at all. Here is an example:

emails.cmpa.org/jc.aspx?d=CWGMW4UCGAAEL7ZFLOOIMSBIQFKYGZOASFVMCF5Q4MWUUQCMVBUKP766XC5OPTVZON7UCDRMBXVUQQ3YA3ZBCWFGQFGV2IQDCZ7H6QIKFSSJXRX4KV5GAAMEYAGJIESE2GKOESIIEYPTKS436YW67GKULQVCUU6IKRPVG6IKQYCXPVTJV6PO47GCKGB2VIQKAZIWKAKXSYTKGUJ7VX3VK52CQJSEP34ZRWY67YWNGYECA7R6ZYRSHNY4NZBRRWZH24TV24TIKG44STKSPMYXS4DCCSIO7JSD2U2V7KKRHNFGQXXMETPXPMNXCKB57NOZ5X3D234PTI7TROV6JOUGWBYP3X75SJAUG2V6RTRJJR5XUVUZBALQCWUWT4RRXVALF3N2XB5ZIIO2UXRB7D5QO%3D%3D%3D

Thanks!

Firefox 89.0.2 for Mac iMac running OSX 10.13.6 TunnelBear (turned off for this test example)

Asked by orandako 6 days ago

Password falsely flagged as incorrect

I'm trying to log into my Firefox account from a different computer from my personal, but the login page keeps flagging my password as incorrect. On my personal computer … (read more)

I'm trying to log into my Firefox account from a different computer from my personal, but the login page keeps flagging my password as incorrect. On my personal computer I'm able to change my password, but whenever I change it the system flags the "previous" password as incorrect, and none of the ones I change it to register as correct on the second computer. I really don't want to reset my whole Firefox account to be able to log into another computer, please help?

Asked by COSMOGONE 6 days ago