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*.final files

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the… (read more)

I recently had hard drive problems and during the ensuing melee, I discovered that Firefox has stored well over 100k files with the general name {xxx...}.final. Being the curious sort--and given that these boogers are taking up almost 1Gb--I looked at a few and they appear to be related to websites that I visited. I can see keeping some recent things around, but some of this goes back, literally, to the day I bought my PC. Um...that's a lot of files and a lot of space for places I visited once and will never go to again. Some of the websites no longer exist, so obviously those files are wasted space.

I am unable to find much about this on the web, either via Google or the help here. A few people have brought it up, but no one seems to know what to do. The help here goes nuts with the search term "final" and brings up a plethora of hits containing "finally" and so forth, but nothing useful. "}.final" isn't much help, either.

The path is C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<profile name>\storage\default

Questions: 1) Can some or all of this be deleted? 2) Is there a way to tell Firefox not to be so anal about keeping so many useless things?

Given the sheer quantity of these things, it would make future backup/restores easier if I could trim some of the fat, but I don't want to mess things up, either.

Thanks...

Asked by greyrollins 3 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 41 seconds ago

No "x" button when multiple tabs open

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance … (read more)

With multiple tabs open, the "X" close button disappears; in Safari, the "X" appears on hovering, not in FF, so I have to open the tab to close it. It's an annoyance

Asked by campsall 2 days ago

Last reply by campsall 4 minutes ago

Hoping to shoehorn-in a backup of my bookmarks; new laptop, new everything

Some background first: To start with, I don't do clouds or file sharing, and almost no social media. I used to do bimonthly backups (to any of three external hard drives)… (read more)

Some background first: To start with, I don't do clouds or file sharing, and almost no social media. I used to do bimonthly backups (to any of three external hard drives) until my wife died four years ago. Never thought about it again until very late December. Decided I'd do it on January 1. Hard drive crashed on December 29, on an older laptop running Windows 10. Paid an obscene amount of money for the (successful) data recovery effort, and have it all on an external hard drive. That older laptop had other (physical) problems as well, so I bought a new one running Windows 11 while the data recovery effort was going on. I've been using Firefox exclusively for 20 years, I imagine, and I've got hundreds of bookmarks. (I tend to do a lot of research.)

Current issue: When I installed Firefox on the new laptop, it wanted to import bookmarks, but of course, they weren't available. Got the recovery drive back. Researched... located the folders that Mozilla says contains the bookmarks. Stopped Firefox. ...AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles Renamed the folders therein. Copied the similarly named folders from the recovery drive to this location. (Names and/or extensions were similar, but not exact.) Fired up Firefox. Deep sigh. It didn't work. Stopped Firefox again. Renamed the file extensions. Fired up Firefox again. Back up and running again, your witness, I'm writing this.

So, it's not a matter of simple file substitution. Is there another way to recover bookmarks from a file?

Asked by MtSB 39 minutes ago

Google safesearch

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on … (read more)

Hello. I have a problem with turning off google safesearch. I'm 28 years old so it's not a problem with google acc. I have same firefox on pc and on laptop. On pc and on smarthphone it's easily turning off and if i'm using edge or chrome on laptop it's also turned off, but if i'm using firefox exactly on google it's always turned on no matter what i'm do. Just in case, if i'm using for example bing search in firefox it's also turned off, likely it's always turned when i'm using google with combination in firefox. Methods that I already tried: 1) Turned off in computer settings (not worked) 2) Reinstalled browser (not worked) 3) Checked in my wifi settings (not worked) 4) Updated everything (not worked) Waiting for your help.

Asked by roman94994 53 minutes ago

Certificates - Certificate Authority Managers - Builtin Object Tokens and Software Security Devices - some expired

Hello, There is a very long list of these that are associated with my account. I've imported my Firefox settings from computer to computer for at least twenty years. I … (read more)

Hello,

There is a very long list of these that are associated with my account. I've imported my Firefox settings from computer to computer for at least twenty years. I may have made mistakes that caused me to pick up malware, and want to fix this, and some of these certificates have expired.

How do I know what to keep and what to either delete or edit trust regarding?

Is there any way to quickly and easily have all of them assessed at once?

Thanks very much!

Sally

Asked by Miami Sally 1 hour ago

Bank User ID won't auto fill

Hello, My bank's website has a 2 page verification process for logging on. The first page is for the User ID and the second page is for the password. Until just a few day… (read more)

Hello,

My bank's website has a 2 page verification process for logging on. The first page is for the User ID and the second page is for the password.

Until just a few days ago, I could enter the first letter of my User ID into my bank's website login field, and FF would auto-fill the rest. Now when I enter that first letter, nothing happens. I then have to look up this info before I can continue. Luckily, the second page (for the password) is working just fine.

If I remember correctly, there has been a recent FF update. This new update may be the source of this issue.

Please help!

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 1 hour ago

Youtube Crashes

No matter which video i try to watch the tab or firefox crash instantly, and reinstalling the entirety of Firfox only fixes it for a few hours, tested on other systems an… (read more)

No matter which video i try to watch the tab or firefox crash instantly, and reinstalling the entirety of Firfox only fixes it for a few hours, tested on other systems ans the same issue appears

Asked by lukas_finn2 3 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 2 hours ago

Open links in tabs instead of new windows

Since I have purchased my new laptop I am no longer always given the option to open new links in new tabs rather then new windows. I have my settings/ preferences selec… (read more)

Since I have purchased my new laptop I am no longer always given the option to open new links in new tabs rather then new windows. I have my settings/ preferences selected to open new links in new tabs. This is important to me. It is frustrating. I do hope there is an easy fix. Thank you.

Asked by lint1001 2 hours ago

about:support displays GPU #1 RAM value is 0 for 6600 XT with Mesa Driver

I'm trying to identify why the GPU RAM is reported as 0 in the report when an expected value should be greater than 0. If the browser is actually treating the GPU as havi… (read more)

I'm trying to identify why the GPU RAM is reported as 0 in the report when an expected value should be greater than 0. If the browser is actually treating the GPU as having zero RAM it might be a starting point to investigate why the browser is unresponsive for sometimes up to 30 second when 42 tabs are open and I'm opening a new tab and trying to interact with an existing tab after switching between tabs or windows. Often these are divided between two or three windows grouping tabs as part of a multi monitor workflow while editing Wiki content. The system responsiveness is unaffected and other program do not change in their responsiveness. This occurs while CPU is under load and not under load, but occurs more frequently when under cpu load (low priority compute applications via BOINC for distributed computing). No GPU compute is being used.

Firefox was installed via the Pop!_OS Pop!_Shop. Confusingly the Pop!_Shop lists two Firefox Browsers (one by Mozilla, and one by the Mozilla Corporation) I'm told that these are separate due to their app IDs not matching which prevents the listings from being merged, but it is unclear which is sourced from what repository and how they differ for install as flatpak, deb, etc are not specified in the UI of the Pop!_Shop.

Asked by Jonathan Brier 3 hours ago

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Whenever I use Firefox helper application weirdness...

Whenever I use Firefox 109.0 (on Ubuntu 22.04) to transfer money between savings and checking in my online banking account, I get a window pop-up that says "No Apps Avail… (read more)

Whenever I use Firefox 109.0 (on Ubuntu 22.04) to transfer money between savings and checking in my online banking account, I get a window pop-up that says "No Apps Available". This is something going on my bank's servers and shouldn't require Firefox or any local helper apps on my end to do anything. I will post the window that pops up. Has anyone else encountered this? And is there a way to disable these pop-up?

Asked by neutronJK 3 hours ago

Answered by neutronJK 3 hours ago

Restoring the Bottom Status Bar (v109, Windows)

I recently updated to v109. So far, so good. But... this is on a laptop (being replaced in the next few days) with a rogue keyboard -- some keys barely work, others occas… (read more)

I recently updated to v109. So far, so good. But...

this is on a laptop (being replaced in the next few days) with a rogue keyboard -- some keys barely work, others occasionally go wild. And after a recent session (several days and two reboots after installing 109) in which the keyboard did the latter in the Address Bar, the Status Bar at the bottom has disappeared. And I can't get it back; there's no apparent menu item or setting.

I'd really rather just port this profile to the new machine, but can't if there's no way to reverse this...

Menu item that's buried? Setting? About:config entry?

Asked by Jaws 3 hours ago

New York Times Cooking recipes print with error i.e., the "end of recipe bar" and "Private Note" heading over print wrapped text at the top of the second page of the recipe.

All New York Times Cooking recipes printed from Firefox 109.0 print with the error noted above (The "end of recipe bar" and "Private Note" heading, which usually print at… (read more)

All New York Times Cooking recipes printed from Firefox 109.0 print with the error noted above (The "end of recipe bar" and "Private Note" heading, which usually print at the end of the recipe, over-print wrapped text at the top of the second page of the recipe obscuring underlying wrapped text.). This error had appeared occasionally in the past, but now is consistently present. I have refreshed my up to date version of Firefox and cleared old print settings. The error shows up on printing to two separate printers and it shows up when printing from a desk top and a lap top computer with synced Firefox, and from a separate lap top with Firefox that is not synced. The error DOES NOT show up on printing with either Chrome or Edge browsers.

NY Times Cooking customer Service has not received inquires about this error and suggested the error lay in a settings issue.

Have others reported this error?

All suggestions will be appreciated.

Thank you, Fred Pintz

Asked by fpintz1 1 day ago

Last reply by fpintz1 3 hours ago

I want a "Calendar"to be visible in Firefox.

I downloaded extension; it says enabled yet I cannot access it. Here is my goal: a readily accessible calendar without it being aprt of Google. Is such available? … (read more)

I downloaded extension; it says enabled yet I cannot access it. Here is my goal: a readily accessible calendar without it being aprt of Google. Is such available?

Asked by Ronin 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 hours ago

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Unable to install firefox latest

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I… (read more)

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it. It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I have some pending work to do on my blog so I nee to install it ASAP. How can i fix it? Please help me. Thanks

Asked by zwigzsq038 5 hours ago

Last reply by Paul 4 hours ago

Can't install Firefox

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it.It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I … (read more)

Hello, I have downloaded Firefox installer but I couldn't install it.It's giving issue that you need to start over but when i start over again it gives the same issue. I have some pending work to do on my blog so I nee to install it ASAP. How can i fix it? Thanks

Asked by zwigzsq038 5 hours ago

i lost all my sync info

hi i don't know how i lost all my sync information when i login it again to the browser 'after the pc reset' i did that before many times and i install firefox again and … (read more)

hi i don't know how i lost all my sync information when i login it again to the browser 'after the pc reset' i did that before many times and i install firefox again and sync, but this time i don't know how this happen! i lost all my passwords and bookmarks and im an ADHD so it's impassible to remember all my bookmarks and passwords .. I've been saving it for more than 10 years

i'll appreciated if anyone can help me with this

Asked by 5L5L 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 hours ago