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Is it possible to share a FF profile on two computers?

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tri… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tried several times to use Sync but was never able to use it.

Since I am using two different machines, I tend to save my bookmarks only on the main one. When I am working on the laptop I never save bookmarks but I message them to myself (never been able to save them on my main machine, sigh) and every once in a while I "restore" bookmarks from the backup set of the main machine on the laptop. It always takes a while and oftentimes it feels like the process hangs, but so far I managed.

Today I started wondering again if there's a less frustrating and more efficient way to handle this. The question I started asking myself was: could I use the same FF profile from the laptop & the main machine? Say by saving it in the cloud?

Thanks for any hint or suggestion!

Asked by Giampaolo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disabling the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen - old method doesn't work

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this… (read more)

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this line

  1. fullscr-toggler { display:none !important; }

in userChrome.css and enabling userChrome.css at about:config page. However it stopped working for me. I am currently with Firefox 85.0.

Asked by udibner 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago

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What can be excluded from the Firefox profile folder when backing it up?

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is rest… (read more)

I've moved my Firefox profile to a custom location (in My Documents). When I run a backup, I want to exclude files that can easily be regenerated when the profile is restored on another system. So far, my exclusion list is as follows:

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\OfflineCache\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\cache2\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\minidumps\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\safebrowsing\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\storage\temporary\*

D:\Documents\My Documents\Firefox\parent.lock

Is this a safe list?

Are there additional folders that can safely be excluded? Keeping logins active upon restore is preferable (so keeping cookies, etc. is preferable).

Edit: The list above is safe, and when I tested the restore it works fine. The accepted answer lists some more folders that can be excluded, which I haven't yet tested but looking through them they look correct.

Asked by Shosha 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Can't load twitter : https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violatio… (read more)

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops.

The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Mac Catalina, Firefox 81.0 thanks

Asked by johndillworth 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Is there a way to search pages for multiple terms? Word A or Word B or Word G or...

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search. If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to se… (read more)

As it is, Command-F or Control-F searches only support exact phrase search.

If I want to search for any of 6 terms, I have to type them in, one at a time. If I want to search multiple pages, it's a lot of extra typing.

If other people have asked this same question since 57, well, support.mozilla.org does not have a working search function. Apparently Findbar Tweaks provided this function up through 56. But searching "Findbar" in addons.mozilla.org yields every other kind of bar, but nothing involving the findbar, because, well, addons.mozilla.org does not have a working search function, because it stems and defaults to OR searches.

Multi-Keywords Highlighter can highlight these results, but can't help me navigate to each one.

Willing to consider another browser, but must be able to block flashing, block animation, and block blinking cursors, due to neuro issues.

Asked by MarjaE 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (read more)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


edited to correct the leading lines spaces, to allow content to wrap properly

Asked by oldchap47 1 year ago

Answered by oldchap47 1 year ago

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RTL with Ctrl + Alt (Right)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl +… (read more)

Why Ctrl + Alt (Right & Left) not working in Firefox, In Google Chrome and Chromium browsers work easily For Example, when I want to write an Gmail I can't use Ctrl + Alt Right for change direction from LTR to RTL, I tested it's not work in any Text Area, please add this feature, this is necessary and important

Asked by AHMN48 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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My only search engine in firefox is google but automaticaaly switches over to BING

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for many years now and it uses Google, but for the past week or so when I have typed in my search it automatically switches it to BING search. I have checked all my settings and programs but BING is not listed, so why the automatic change over, and how can I fix the problem?

Asked by Robin S 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I want to switch between the results of a google search and open some in new tabs.

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore: The search results of an inter… (read more)

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore:

The search results of an internet search (let's say google search results) show up in firefox one after the other. When I move my hand to the mouse and Strg + click I can open selected search results in new tabs. From the keyboard I can only use Tab to navigate from element to element - but not from search result to search result as I want.

Is there a possibility to move quickly from search result to search result? To skip all the not interesting elements? To "tab" through all these links, the maps, the ads takes ages...

Would be great if someone knew the old function in firefox at least.

ami

Asked by ami 1 year ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 1 year 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 2 years ago

Answered by Yaron 1 year ago

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windows taskbar

On Windows 10, I have Firefox pinned to the task bar. When I right click on it, it will show Pinned sites, and Frequent Site. How do I add to the Pinned Sites? or edit th… (read more)

On Windows 10, I have Firefox pinned to the task bar. When I right click on it, it will show Pinned sites, and Frequent Site.

How do I add to the Pinned Sites? or edit the sites that are pinned?

Asked by rc6 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Can't unpin a site

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contr… (read more)

Hi, I opened Firefox this morning and found Amazon pinned among my top sites. Weirdly enough, I can't unpin it or dismiss it - it just stays there whatever I do (in contrast to other pinned sites). It's not a huge problem, but I have some ethical issues with Amazon, so the last thing I want to see every time I open my browser is their logo. I also wonder how did it get there in the first place (I sometimes do browse the site to get an idea what are the prices of various products, but not too often and I'm not sure if there is a way to pin it by accident at all). Does anyone have the same problem?

Asked by rypeld 1 year ago

Answered by rypeld 1 year ago

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (read more)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

Asked by BSquared 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Word count of web page

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&past… (read more)

I can't figure out how to get a word count of a web page. The problem: an academic website offers a tremendously long work in five parts--so lengthy I can't copy&paste into Word without getting error messages. The only extension FF has for getting a word (or character) count is Count Me Up, but you have to paste text into a little box. Shouldn't word count be a FF tool? BTW Chrome too doesn't seem to know about any word count extensions.

Asked by almagary 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ?

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right clic… (read more)

I installed a dictionary , how do i look up words in text I am reading ? I am using the latest version etc , on a Mac. I essentially want to highlight a word , right click and have an option to either look up in dictionary or show meaning. Thanks all , CJ

Asked by Chris 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How do you bring up the Context menu in FireFox? (I'm using an Apple MacBook Pro)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of F… (read more)

I use a MacBook Pro with MacOS 10.11 and the latest version of FireFox (72.0.2) and I'm unable to figure out how to bring up the Context menu. With previous versions of FireFox. I could hold down the Control key and click a tab and that would bring up the Context menu. But with the latest versions of FireFox, that option is no longer available.

I suppose if I bought a two-button mouse, I could bring up the Context menu with the right button, but you should be able to bring up the Context menu with the trackpad that come with Apple's MacBook Pro.

So how do you bring up the Context menu on an Apple MacBook Pro?

Thank you so much.

Asked by Marina43182 1 year ago

Answered by Marina43182 1 year ago