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Mile Wide Back tweak

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left … (read more)

Is anyone out there familiar with the "Mile Wide Back" addon? It allow you to go to the previous web site page or the next page with a left/right mouse click on the left page border. I'm hoping someone who knows it's history will have a workaround for a problem it has. Apparently, the developer is no longer available.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/milewideback-webext/?utm_content=addons-manager-reviews-link&utm_medium=firefox-browser&utm_source=firefox-browser

I've been using it for years. It was modified for quantum, but there is a problem. One of it's functions is to scroll thru tabs with a mouse wheel turn. I wouldn't want that feature even if it did work right, but it's broken.

One lone click of the mouse wheel on the left page border and it scrolls thru 6 tabs. Two clicks, 12+ tabs, etc. There's no option to disable that feature.

However, in it's pre-quantum version, there were about:config commands that could modify it's behavior.

I have another handy app, Volume2. You can set it up to change volume with a mouse wheel turn while touching the left border of any window. Up until recently, this feature superseded the Mile Wide Back function, but lately it stopped helping.

Since neither the apps have changed in over a year, I believe the change in behavior is due to Firefox 88,which was released around the same time this started happening.

Asked by noel_envode 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Getting 'new user' sing in warnings using Firefox

Hello, Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warn… (read more)

Hello,

Ever since I used 'Refresh' to solve a problem, I now have to sign into all my regular sites, like YouTube, FaceBook and especially Twitter, where I receive a warning every time I sign in. (See attachment).

To clarify: before the Refresh, I could just bring up these sites and be automatically signed in. My computer remembers the sign in names and passwords, but I still have to go through the process, and with Twitter, I'm getting these warnings, which has caused that site to ask for more info to verify my identity.

So: why am I coming up as a 'new user' every time I want to go to sites I've been going to for years?

Thank you,

John

Asked by yohejohn 2 days ago

Answered by yohejohn 2 days ago

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I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked

I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked. Some passwords I had already changed since the last data bre… (read more)

I deleted all my information, data and the Firefox Browser app last year, but my passwords were still leaked. Some passwords I had already changed since the last data breach.

Does anyone know why or how this happened? Is there a way to contact Firefox to delete all of my information permanently from their system to prevent this from happening again?

Asked by jameslalynch89 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Session and session backups corrupted

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session. When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.bakl… (read more)

I had a crash on firefox, I easily fix lost sessions, when I got updates or crash that lose my active session.

When I try to retrieve my sessions by copying recovery.baklz4 or recovery.jsonlz4 both of them does not work. When clicking on restore previous session, firefox rezzes a few seconds, and then the restore session tab stays blank.

I tried: https://www.jeffersonscher.com/ffu/scrounger.html but the website does not succesfully recovers my firefox session and the tab just crashes, I did manage to convert it to a JSON file.

I did some work on the JSON file myself, through regex and jq tool. I extracted the urls from it. I scrapped my json to make it lighter (I think the problem is from the size of my session), I scrapped the "image", "scp", json objects, trimming the size of the file, it's size was divided by almost 20.

Is there a way to recreate a sane jsonzl4 file? I have the data.

What seems weird is that backups from a few weeks is only around 20MB and by adding a few tabs, it went from 20MB to 80-90MB it's freaking huge.

Is there a way to fix this? recreate a json file and then encrypt it to jsonzl4? What can I scrape safely from my session?

I have been trying to fix this for hours, please help!

Asked by Itsuki 2 days ago

Answered by Itsuki 2 days ago

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Can't sign in to Firefox Account

I switched from Chrome to Firefox recently, but am unable to sign in to my Firefox Account (whilst using Firefox). I'm on 88.0 (64-bit) on the latest public release of ma… (read more)

I switched from Chrome to Firefox recently, but am unable to sign in to my Firefox Account (whilst using Firefox). I'm on 88.0 (64-bit) on the latest public release of macOS.

Whether I try to sign into Firefox Sync using Firfox's menu or Preferences screen, or try to load accounts.firefox.com — just nothing happens: in the browser, the Sign In button doesn't do anything, and trying to load the URL I just get a blank screen. If I go to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/fxa/authenticate, and click the 'Continue with Firefox Accounts' button, again - nothing happens.

I've rebooted my machine, disabled my VPN, and disabled any add-ons which might conflict. I'm posting this question having signed in via Safari, so I know my account works and my network connection is okay.

I couldn't find any Help articles. Does anyone have some suggestions I could try please

Asked by accs 2 days ago

Answered by accs 1 day ago

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Firefox Invisible Window

I'm honestly now sure how best to explain this because it's kind of weird, but I will try my best. Basically, Firefox thinks there's two windows open, when really there i… (read more)

I'm honestly now sure how best to explain this because it's kind of weird, but I will try my best. Basically, Firefox thinks there's two windows open, when really there is only one. When I right click on the Firefox logo in my Dock (I'm on Mac), it tells me I have two windows open, the main window I use and then a second "What's new with Firefox" window (see screenshot). This is the "invisible" window. I have tried many things to get Firefox to realize that window doesn't exist. I've quit Firefox many times, tried to get my Mac to display all windows (it says there are no open windows when I close out of my main window), restarted my Mac, cleared cache and cookies, removed from Dock, etc. At this point, I don't know what's left to do other than remove Firefox entirely and re-install it and I would hate to do that. I hope I've provided enough detail to get the gist of the issue. If you need any more info, I'm happy to provide it! Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by ren 3 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Screen Shot option missing in version 88.0 (64 bit)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the add… (read more)

Suddenly, the screen shot option is missing from the "page options" menu. There are numerous "solutions" out there, but none of them work. I type about:config in the address bar and the browser takes me to the search results, not the config screens shown in the solutions. Selecting any of the search results just makes things worse. My version of FireFox is 88.0 (64 bit).

Asked by Roger 3 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 days ago

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I want to further increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix t… (read more)

As shown in the attached image, I manually change max = "100" to max = "300" every time to increase the maximum reading speed in reader view mode. Is there a way to fix this to max = "300"?

Asked by lsdoll02 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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How do I use the browser - seems not to do anything when I click on the icon?

When I click onto the Mozilla icon, nothing happens - I used to be able to select things to browse. It hasn't been that way for a while. Why should I not think… (read more)

When I click onto the Mozilla icon, nothing happens - I used to be able to select things to browse. It hasn't been that way for a while. Why should I not think that Mozilla is useless and irrelevant?

Asked by John D. Winston 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Can't access any google site on Firefox

When I try to access google, youtube or gmail, I get an error saying "www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that … (read more)

When I try to access google, youtube or gmail, I get an error saying "www.google.com has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.". It only happens when I'm using Firefox. I tried deleting the cookies and even reinstalling, but nothing works. Please help. I miss youtube.

Asked by lnicofideo 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Fonts too bold on certain sites

Introduction So I learned the hard way to never run sudo apt remove python3 on an ubuntu system. I'm running Linuxlite (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) on a dell desktop (unsure of t… (read more)

Introduction So I learned the hard way to never run sudo apt remove python3 on an ubuntu system. I'm running Linuxlite (Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS) on a dell desktop (unsure of the model).

The Problem After looking at some guides and upgrading the operating system, I managed to get most of the fonts to display correctly. Sites with certain kinds of text still appear to be "too bold" (see images).

""What I've tried"" The command actually removed Mozilla, so I had to reinstall it. Updating it also didn't fix the problem. I have messed around with the font settings and nothing changed. It seems that only Mozilla is doing this because the Brave browser displays the fonts correctly. Other than that, I haven't really done all that much. Also the font as I write this is normal.

Thanks for your consideration!

Asked by maximorainwater9 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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The ability to "Save As" when downloading from a web page

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open… (read more)

I really miss the ability to have a "Save As" choice when i download pdf's or pictures from the web I'm always on the latest version of Firefox but only gets 'Open', Open with' and 'Save'...

Often the downloaded files gets lost in the wrong folder or hide itself with a crazy name that 'the web page' has given it.

AS both Google Chrome and Windows Edge offers that possibility and has for long, please include that feature in the next update...??

Thank You

Niels

Asked by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 4 days ago

Answered by Niels Erik Mogensen-Larsen 2 days ago

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cannot search

This is what I get when i try to do a search: https://secure.web-start-page.com/?partner=acer&src=omnibox&brw=ff&q=bbc+news It has been happening for abot 4-… (read more)

This is what I get when i try to do a search:

https://secure.web-start-page.com/?partner=acer&src=omnibox&brw=ff&q=bbc+news

It has been happening for abot 4-5 days now. Have never had any problems in the past.

Asked by wls3 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Not opening downloaded files

When marking student scripts, I download and open a large number of files in a day. So I want it to be easy. But Firefox does not deliver what it promises. I want to clic… (read more)

When marking student scripts, I download and open a large number of files in a day. So I want it to be easy. But Firefox does not deliver what it promises. I want to click on the file link on the teaching website and the file to open automatically. But everytime I have to navigate to click in a dialog box in order to open the file. Is there any way to get Firefox to do what is says "Do this automaticall..."?

As far as I can see, these are bog standard .pdf, .docx and .doc files.

Asked by cvhorie 4 days ago

Answered by TJYOURFRIEND 3 days ago

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How to remove fixed items from bookmarks menu

The following css used to work to remove items from Bookmarks menu: #bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksMenuItemsSeparator{display: none !important;} #bookmarksToolbarS… (read more)

The following css used to work to remove items from Bookmarks menu:

#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksMenuItemsSeparator{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#organizeBookmarksSeparator{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#menu_bookmarkAllTabs{display: none !important;}
#bookmarksToolbarSeparator,#bookmarksShowAll{display: none !important;}

It no longer works in FF88. How to fix?

N.B. There wasn't a way to hide "other bookmarks" from the bookmarks MENU (This has nothing to do with the unrelated TOOLBAR issue, and the settings for that do not affect the menu)

Asked by james.wilkinson 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Adobe Flash Player alternative/replacement for windows firefox

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox? … (read more)

I like playing flash games on windows firefox but adobe flash player no longer works, Does anyone know any flash player alternative/replacement for windows firefox?

Asked by mohammadxr8808 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago