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no downloads in Windows 10

For a few months I have found that iI cannot download files from the internet via Firefox. I have a window 10 computer and MS Edge works. I don't like Edge though so I am… (read more)

For a few months I have found that iI cannot download files from the internet via Firefox. I have a window 10 computer and MS Edge works. I don't like Edge though so I am loooking for a solution that will allow me to keep my good old Firefox. Currently I still use Firefox as my default browser and when I need to download files I copy the URL to Edge and download the file. Can someone help me? I am a decades long Firefox user and this has never happened before now. Thank you. David Wilds Patton

Asked by David Wilds Patton 1 hour ago

Firefox not showing photographs when I search kijiji or eBay etc.

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as… (read more)

As an example, I search kijiji for kid's bicycles. It shows me the various ads but the box where the photo should be is empty. This happens with similar search results as well - words but no pictures. Have been using Firefox for many years. Why is this happening now. Using iMac with Catalina latest version.

Asked by Zombateen 1 hour ago

Need old extensions list from before refreshing FF this morning

The names are often similar and the addons are sometimes not from FF. So, how do I recover (or view) my old extensions list? Thank you. BTW, logins took FOREVER to load. … (read more)

The names are often similar and the addons are sometimes not from FF.

So, how do I recover (or view) my old extensions list?

Thank you.

BTW, logins took FOREVER to load. Scary for a while.

Asked by CiaoBella1 2 hours ago

Can't download files or updates

Recently I have been unable to download using Firefox and have had to switch to Chrome. This includes zip files from Mediafire etc., and updates like LibreOffice. Any ide… (read more)

Recently I have been unable to download using Firefox and have had to switch to Chrome. This includes zip files from Mediafire etc., and updates like LibreOffice. Any ideas?

Asked by James Allen 4 hours ago

setting default browser

When I go to settings, web browser it does not list Firefox as an option. I go to the store and click on it and it takes forever to bring it up. I want Firefox browser … (read more)

When I go to settings, web browser it does not list Firefox as an option. I go to the store and click on it and it takes forever to bring it up. I want Firefox browser as my default. thanks.

Asked by ngoodbar 4 hours ago

Windows 10 *N version*. Can Firefox be 'convinced' to stop depending on WMF? Workarounds?

Hi. I'm using Windows 10 Pro 2004 *N Version* x64 and latest Firefox. I understand there's a problem with Windows N versions that can be solved by installing Media Featur… (read more)

Hi.

I'm using Windows 10 Pro 2004 *N Version* x64 and latest Firefox. I understand there's a problem with Windows N versions that can be solved by installing Media Feature pack. The problem is... MFP also installs full Windows Media Player and who knows what more. I won't install the full MFP, but I wouldn't mind to add some DLLs or registry keys to circumvent the problem.

So far I've tested Youtube and some other sites and apparently WebM videos run OK (got no problem with Youtube at all) ... but can't play videos on Twitter. Tests seem to show there's a problem playing MP4 videos. Also, it looks like Widevine isn't working.

So... can Firefox for Windows be configured to use ffmpeg... or some other woraround to stop depending on Windows Media Foundation (I assume that's the root of the problem)? If not... any 'hack-ish' way to add just the bare minimum Windows support infrastructure to allow Firefox to play those videos?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Asked by WaRBoK 4 hours ago

access to running Firefox sessions

Hi -- a Firefox problem has started recently and has since happened numerous times. In this case, the PC was restarted from 'Sleep' mode. It does happen in other situatio… (read more)

Hi -- a Firefox problem has started recently and has since happened numerous times.

In this case, the PC was restarted from 'Sleep' mode. It does happen in other situations though. Out of sleep mode all apps have come up normally - except Firefox. It is still running, I can see it in task manager. I can see it on the taskbar, but I cannot switch to it, as I can the other apps. I can also see it on the alt+tab view; pls see attached screenshot prnscr.1.jpg, which shows the alt+tab view. Here you can see that Firefox displays in some minimized form, along with Firefox history and an Editplus document. However, Firefox is not accessible; I have to close Firefox from the taskbar and then reopen it. Otherwise, Firefox is working well.

Can you advise?

Firefox Version 79.0 (64-bit) Windows 10 x64 Pro 10.0.19041.388

Thanks, Jeff

Asked by thomasjeff0 6 hours ago

Aggiornamento della casche

salve, Sono uno sviluppatore web. Ho notato che dopo gli ultimi aggiornamenti Firefox si è allineato alla linea di Chrome e Opera, creando un problema non da poco. Il pro… (read more)

salve, Sono uno sviluppatore web. Ho notato che dopo gli ultimi aggiornamenti Firefox si è allineato alla linea di Chrome e Opera, creando un problema non da poco. Il problema è che non rispetta le impostazioni header per NON memorizzare la pagina in cache. Più in particolare le pagine da me create impostano il Cache-Control a "private,no-cache, no-store, must-revalidate,max-age=0" ed in più imposto l'header PHP (tramite .htaccess) per non memorizzare i file tipo php, js,css,html. Aggiornando la pagina tramite l'apposito comando "Ricarica" il browser mantiene in memoria i file obsoleti (js e css) non aggiornando la cache come richiesto. L'unico modo per aggiornare i file è "eliminare la cronologia del browser". La stessa cosa accade ricaricando gli iframe.

In prevalenza facciamo delle applicazioni WEB per cui è necessario che i file siano sempre aggiornati in base alle ultime modifiche, da cui la necessità di NON memorizzare in cache. Questa pecca ci ha spinto a SCONSIGLIARE ai nostri Clienti l'utilizzo di Chrome e Opera in favore di Firefox. Spero prendiate in esame il problema. Attendo un Vostro riscontro.

Asked by Wmamba 11 hours ago

I have a problem with new tabs

When I open, say, Google in a new tab, this tab is inactive, so you need to click on the search field to start typing there instead of immediate typing, very annoying. An… (read more)

When I open, say, Google in a new tab, this tab is inactive, so you need to click on the search field to start typing there instead of immediate typing, very annoying.

Another problem, language switching doesn't work in new tabs as well. I have bound it on ctrl + shift, and when I press this combination, nothing happens.

Asked by Kshahdoo 15 hours ago

Searching firefox/mozilla web site using AND, not OR

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches. Specifically, I am trying to … (read more)

How can I do a search on the Mozilla and Firefox web sites (in help or community) using AND search terms instead of the default OR searches.

Specifically, I am trying to search for "PDF" AND "Search" -- for problems with finding things in PDF files. But the search, as performed, finds hundreds of pages with "PDF" OR "Search", so mostly irrelevant.

Asked by xyzzy 17 hours ago

Firefox Behavior with Mail Links

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or … (read more)

Links in Windows 10 Mail (May 2020 edition) launch Firefox (79.0) and go to the requested URL properly, but FF stays minimized; if already open, FF stays behind Mail (or stays minimized), requiring a second click to bring FF forward/to full size.

When I click on a URL, I want to view that URL immediately, not requiring a second click How do I set Firefox to take center stage when called upon?

Help?

Asked by jmattix3 22 hours ago

Sign in every time Firefox starts

Hi there, I recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro 16, and installed the Firefox browser as usual. Every time I launch Firefox now, I must "Sign in to sync," and input my Fir… (read more)

Hi there,

I recently upgraded to a MacBook Pro 16, and installed the Firefox browser as usual. Every time I launch Firefox now, I must "Sign in to sync," and input my Firefox Account password (not my Master Password) in order to access my homepage, saved logins, etc. This was not the case with my older MacBook Pro, where I was automatically signed in on launching the browser.

What do you recommend?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by katgellis 22 hours ago

.jpeg attachments

I used to click on a .jpeg attachment and a window would open and ask if I wanted to open the attachment or download it. Now, when I click on a .jpeg attachment, it gets… (read more)

I used to click on a .jpeg attachment and a window would open and ask if I wanted to open the attachment or download it. Now, when I click on a .jpeg attachment, it gets immediately downloaded. What did I change and how do I undo it?....thanks.....Frank

Asked by FXProglJr 23 hours ago

"Open containing folder" opens at the file level itself, not the containing folder [Arch Linux, Firefox 79]

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file. Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the rig… (read more)

Hi! Since a few months I can't open the opening folder after downloading a file.

Normally, I download a file, then click on the button "open containing folder" on the right of the download file. the default file manager opens up then at the level just above the file downloaded. But, a few months ago, this stopped working: Clicking on "open containing folder" launches the file manager but directly at the level of the file: And this makes the file manager launches the file by the way with the default program.

Settings: Arch Linux, Firefox 79

Asked by gustavklopp 23 hours ago