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AlternateServices.txt - what does this file do?

Just curious what the text file "alternateservices.txt" has for function. It is located in the Firefox user folder on Windows 10 systems. Would be grateful for answers. … (read more)

Just curious what the text file "alternateservices.txt" has for function. It is located in the Firefox user folder on Windows 10 systems.

Would be grateful for answers.

Asked by loxia_01 13 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 9 hours ago

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Forum? What Forum?

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?… (read more)

Where is the Forum? This is a FAQ-Site, not a forum? Why do you make it extra hard to file a bug? Or to go on an actual forum/board? What community is supposed "to help"?

Asked by millidaw 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Printing PDF issue - Potential bug FF 82

Hello, I just recently installed FF 82 on my Mac (Catalina) and noticed a weird bug when printing PDF files. The printed page seems to have extra margins on the Top and l… (read more)

Hello, I just recently installed FF 82 on my Mac (Catalina) and noticed a weird bug when printing PDF files.

The printed page seems to have extra margins on the Top and left, so some of the info is printed off the page.

My FF version is not using the new print prompt that looks like Chrome's.

1) The document size is Letter 2) Printing with Letter paper selected and scale 100%. 3) Didn't change any margins or other settings. 4) Attached is what I got from the printer.

Is this a bug? Has anyone noticed something similar?

Asked by flavio-b 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Latest vrsion of Firefox is logging me out of sites.

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by r… (read more)

Firefox, latest version, keeps logging me out of sites. I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions offered on the web that I could find, short of starting all over by resetting profile, which I do NOT want to do.

Anyone have any suggestions other than the standard ones about cookies, preference settings having to do with cookies, private browsing, deleting all cookies, deleting cookies files in profile folder, extension issues, etc?

Thank you!

Asked by lkutchermusic 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Backup Firefox profile in Windows 10

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is … (read more)

When I try to backup my Firefox profile to a remote hard drive using SyncBackFree, i get an error message that access to the logins.json file is denied. SyncBackFree is trying to overwrite the previously stored version with the current version. No other file in the Firefox profile is similarly affected. How do I fix this problem?

Asked by BobLinderman 1 day ago

Answered by BobLinderman 1 day ago

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How to make firefox just knock off the update requests

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to … (read more)

Did mozilla remove the option in advanced preferences to silence reminders to update. Its incredibly annoying to have a popup each time I open the browser inviting me to update.

Asked by aarich 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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When I have multiple pages open and navigate off the page and work on something else using another program, When I hove over the Firefox icon in my Windows 10 taskbar it … (read more)

When I have multiple pages open and navigate off the page and work on something else using another program, When I hove over the Firefox icon in my Windows 10 taskbar it shows multiple pages in the fly out menu. What I'd rather have is simply a return to all the full screen tabs. The issue is intermittent, due to my newness to Firefox. Is there some way to change this?

Asked by jhuttonitpro 2 days ago

Answered by Václav Trpišovský 2 days ago

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I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading?????

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to a… (read more)

I just downloaded 82 after being bugged by the "can't update" notice...82 does the same thing immediately after loading????? I'm getting close to giving in and going to another browser. Bruce

Asked by bhcva 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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firefox showing playing media next to windows volume meter

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys.… (read more)

just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys. spotify used to do this when i used to use it and it was a pain to disable it. how do i disable it in firefox

Asked by muskratwaltz 2 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 2 months ago

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E-mail downloads automatically whether it a file or another URL in the e-mail

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone… (read more)

Evidently my spouse inadvertently checked a dialogue box, and now all files and urls contained in the e-mail will only download and not open in a new window. I have gone to Options-General and have checked "ask me" not download. Really could use help on this. Thanks Jon

Asked by jonl881105 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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pausing a video mutes all sounds with bluetooth headphones

Hi ! Ever since I received my bluetooth headphones (ATH-SR50BT), I've had a problem with the sound. Whenever I pause a video or kill the tab it's in (even if the video is… (read more)

Hi !

Ever since I received my bluetooth headphones (ATH-SR50BT), I've had a problem with the sound. Whenever I pause a video or kill the tab it's in (even if the video is not playing) all the sounds of my computer are muted. Simply changing my sound output and going back to my headphone resume the other sounds.

I've tried solutions for Windows and the headphone without success, and then found solutions that appear to work for Chrome (https://support.google.com/chrome/thread/8894867?hl=en&msgid=14396047) and Spotify (https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Pausing-Spotify-Playback-quot-Mutes-quot-ALL-Audio-Playback-On/m-p/4551102/highlight/true#M64084), hence why I decided to search for a Firefox fix.

Could someone help me ?

Asked by pauldelrincon 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Why I get: DOMException: The quota has been exceeded. ?

Hello. I need help with: `DOMException: The quota has been exceeded.` I'm trying to use IndexedDB. However, the code is requesting persistent storage: `await window.navig… (read more)

Hello. I need help with: `DOMException: The quota has been exceeded.` I'm trying to use IndexedDB. However, the code is requesting persistent storage: `await window.navigator.storage.persist();` (and this is returning true) This website is only storing about 8MB of data and I have a different website storing 200MB of data (userscript) The storage medium still has 140GB available. What quota did I exceed? If this is the wrong place, please direct me to the right place

Asked by brunoais 4 days ago

Answered by brunoais 4 days ago

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Wrong Version of Firefox reported

I am running latest version of Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) but most of the systems are reporting my browser version to be Firefox 56. My privacy.resistFingerprinting is set to… (read more)

I am running latest version of Firefox 82.0 (64-bit) but most of the systems are reporting my browser version to be Firefox 56. My privacy.resistFingerprinting is set to" FALSE". Any other way to get the correct version of FF?

Asked by chillipepper 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Opening link from email in Firefox browser

Before the last Firefox update, when I clicked a link in an email it opened a tab in Firefox. Now nothing happens and I have to copy the link and open a new tab in Firef… (read more)

Before the last Firefox update, when I clicked a link in an email it opened a tab in Firefox. Now nothing happens and I have to copy the link and open a new tab in Firefox and paste in the link. How can I fix this so that the link opens directly? Thank you.

Asked by dfbdc 5 days ago

Answered by dfbdc 5 days ago

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Getting rid of Duckduckgo

I installed the Duckduckgo extension and decided after a week that I didn't want to use it any longer. I disabled the extension and in Preferences/Search selected Google … (read more)

I installed the Duckduckgo extension and decided after a week that I didn't want to use it any longer. I disabled the extension and in Preferences/Search selected Google to once again be my default search engine. But, when I do a search, Duckduckgo comes up as the default, and when I look in Preferences/Search it again shows as the default. I went back into extensions and totally removed Duckduckgo, reset Google again as the default but it reverts to Duckduckgo. I went into One-Click Search Engines and removed Duckduckgo, but then when I try to select my default search engine there are no search engines from which to choose. I clicked on Restore Default Search Engines but then I'm back to Duckduckgo being the default search engine. I've spent hours searching online with no success. How do I get rid of it and get Google back as my default? I'm using Firefox 82.0 on an iMac running Catalina. I updated to 82.0 hoping that might solve the issue, but no luck.

Asked by philmguy 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Opened PDF from site is missing: "File moved or missing"

Hello Everyone, Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to vi… (read more)

Hello Everyone,

Last Friday (10/16/20) I opened a pdf file from a link that expired at the end of the day. I believe I clicked "open" instead of "save" and was able to view the pdf from the browser with a URL destination leading to a directory in my computer. No sweat, its on the computer... I figured I can access it later on. Today I look in my temp folder (URL destination) and my downloads, and can't find the file. I go to my firefox Library and see that the file is in the "downloads" section. However, it says that the file is moved or missing, and I don't remember moving or deleting this file...

Any idea what firefox did with this file? Is there any way i can restore it or restore firefox history containing the file data? Appreciate any help. Thank You.

Asked by ilikegamesnstuff 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago