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Add shortcut icon on Firefox Home Screen

Using Firefox on desktop, Windows 11. I am a long term Firefox fan/user. My problem is I cannot find anywhere an easy method to add a shortcut on my Home Screen (which … (read more)

Using Firefox on desktop, Windows 11. I am a long term Firefox fan/user.

My problem is I cannot find anywhere an easy method to add a shortcut on my Home Screen (which has now been a FF feature for some considerable time).

I am sure there was something available to do this in a prior version some time back. If I search the internet, I only come across articles describing how to do it on Firefox Android.

I know I can manually edit a box on the Home Screen to create what I need.

Sometimes new web sites that I visit appear in the boxes and I can then pin them in place - but the behavior around this is very erratic and unreliable - seems like random chance for an icon to appear on the home screen for a newly visited site. If this was more consistent, I could work with that.

BUT - where is the **intuitive** option??!!

I should be able to right-click on a tab and select "Add to Home Screen".

As simple as that.

Or drag and drop a link, or tab to the home screen - but this just opens the link. I have tried everything obvious that I can think of.

Anyone?

Many thanks :)

Asked by aufladen 2 years ago

Last reply by aufladen 2 years ago

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file downloads

The problem is : Some of the time FF just records 0 bytes file and says nothing. I suspect that FF inspect the URL of the links and discard ( perhaps for security … (read more)

The problem is : Some of the time FF just records 0 bytes file and says nothing. I suspect that FF inspect the URL of the links and discard ( perhaps for security reason ) ones that do not begin with HTTP.

The bypass is : One has to copy the link and insert in in the new page of FF.

The solution would be to change FF code.

Thank you.

Asked by Le-Bilboquet 2 years ago

Answered by Le-Bilboquet 2 years ago

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Tabs are disappearing

My tabs keep disappearing. I have multiple tabs open but some of them just disappear for no apparent reason and I can't bring them back. I'm not in full screen mode and n… (read more)

My tabs keep disappearing. I have multiple tabs open but some of them just disappear for no apparent reason and I can't bring them back. I'm not in full screen mode and not toggling with the F11 key. Firefox is up to date and I've tried restarting my laptop.

Asked by mrsyardbroom 2 years ago

Last reply by eugenekimca 1 year ago

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cannot fast forward or back while playing mp3 file

Using Firefox 100.0.1. Debian Linux. Dell 1525 with 4G ram. When playing a certain mp3 file in the browser, if I use the arrow keys, or the mouse, to skip forward or bac… (read more)

Using Firefox 100.0.1. Debian Linux. Dell 1525 with 4G ram.

When playing a certain mp3 file in the browser, if I use the arrow keys, or the mouse, to skip forward or back, there is no response, but the audio stops playing for a period of time, then, finally it starts playing again at the spot it was before.

This does not happen with this file in Chrome, or in VLC. Also, with other mp3s it does not happen in Firefox.

I finally got it to work by converting the file to ogg vorbis, but this is not something I want to make a practice of..

I imported the file back into Audacity, and re-exported it as an mp3. Same result.

Weird... Any ideas?

Thanks,

Asked by gophild 2 years ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Why does Firefox keep logging me out of the browser every time I exit?

First, I apoligize if this is not correctly posted here but this kind of fit multiple categories. I love Firefox and have used it for quite a long time. However, recent… (read more)

First, I apoligize if this is not correctly posted here but this kind of fit multiple categories.

I love Firefox and have used it for quite a long time. However, recently I have had multiple issues, most which have not been resolved. This issue however needs to get fixed because I cannot do this every time. For some reason, if I close the browser and open it again, my account has been disconected and it wants me to log in again. I did find a post regarding this from 10 months ago which a user stated the following:


"Your ‘logged-in’ status is stored in special cookies. If the cookie is removed, you are logged out. You may be in Private Browsing mode or told Firefox not to remember. Type about:preferences#privacy<enter> in the address bar. The button next to History, select Use Custom Settings. Turn off Always Use Private Browsing Mode Turn on Remember My Browsing And Download History At the bottom of the page, turn on Clear History When Firefox Closes. At the far right, press the Settings button. Turn on ONLY Cache and Form And Search History leaving the others off."



I followed this hoping it would be the end of it but it still keeps on happening. If I can't get a solution to this, I will have to use another browser. I hate to think that will happen as no other browser has been as good a fit as Firefox but as I am sure you can imagine, this is getting to be too difficult of a process to do 10-20 times a day.

Thank you for reading and I hope someone has some sort of idea on how I might overcome this annoyance. Stay safe and healthy!

Asked by Paul Sybrandy 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Fire Fox short cut

Fire Fox no longer appears on the menu bar. I have to go to programs and open it each time I want to use Fire Fox. It will appear on the menu bar as long as I have it ope… (read more)

Fire Fox no longer appears on the menu bar. I have to go to programs and open it each time I want to use Fire Fox. It will appear on the menu bar as long as I have it open but leaves the bar if I close it.

Asked by HowieE 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 years ago

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Log into Microsoft OneDrive on the web no longer works

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but … (read more)

I have Firefox 100.0.1 on my Mac desktop, and Firefox 100.0 on my MacBook Pro laptop. I can no longer access my Microsoft OneDrive account via the web on my desktop, but I still can do so on my laptop. I have gone through your posted troubleshooting steps for Firefox on my desktop, to no avail. How do I get my desktop back to version 100.0 so it will work again? I can access my OneDrive account via the web on my desktop when I use the Safari browser, so the issue is definitely with Firefox version 100.0.1, and not with my desktop.

Asked by lalucher6 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Issue with most Google sites on Firefox v100 64bit

I can log into GMail via our SSO just fine, however after a few minutes I see the "error connecting for X-minutes" bar. I try to force refresh the site and every time I … (read more)

I can log into GMail via our SSO just fine, however after a few minutes I see the "error connecting for X-minutes" bar. I try to force refresh the site and every time I get the bellow error. This is also happening when I am using Firefox Troubleshooting mode, to see if maybe it's a plugin/extension causing this issue, but it's not.

Secure Connection Failed

An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com. SSL peer reports incorrect Message Authentication Code.

Error code: SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Asked by scriptguru1701 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox hangs on google search V 100.0

When using built in search (google default) -- browser stops responding. Shows Firefox new tab background when loading the search. Issue resolves on Firefox close and re-… (read more)

When using built in search (google default) -- browser stops responding. Shows Firefox new tab background when loading the search. Issue resolves on Firefox close and re-open. Paste and go, creating new tabs also fail with same 'new tab background' displayed. Issue is intermittent but appears often, at least 4-5 times a day.

Tested same sample search with google chrome in same time period, no issue.

Issue appeared around the V99 update. Fix would be greatly appreciated - exiting and re-opening browser, dropping all tabs to reload is a serious usability issue.

Asked by dan.baldewicz 2 years ago

Answered by cor-el 2 years ago

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after updating to 100.0, forefox "Loses" connection.

I have this problem CONSTANTLY with 100.0. i keep 2 browsers open, (1 Email, 1 ebay) After 5-10 minutes, firefox "Loses" internet connection. and i have to clear the star… (read more)

I have this problem CONSTANTLY with 100.0. i keep 2 browsers open, (1 Email, 1 ebay) After 5-10 minutes, firefox "Loses" internet connection. and i have to clear the startup cache, to get back online, only for it to happen again... and again, and again, and again! Didnt have this issue with the previous update. PLEASE HELP! and please keep the answers simple, im not well versed in programming language

Asked by thegearworks 2 years ago

Answered by thegearworks 2 years ago

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Login

So I did an oopsie by changing my outlook email alias and forgetting to update it on firefox. Now I can't log in because the verification code sent at login is being sent… (read more)

So I did an oopsie by changing my outlook email alias and forgetting to update it on firefox. Now I can't log in because the verification code sent at login is being sent to a nonexistent email.

Asked by gomnosano 2 years ago

Last reply by Paul 2 years ago

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Password for Old Navy requires 2 steps

Hello, When accessing my Old Navy account they require a 2 step process for Logging In. Once I click on the login button it takes me to a page where it asks for my email… (read more)

Hello,

When accessing my Old Navy account they require a 2 step process for Logging In. Once I click on the login button it takes me to a page where it asks for my email. Here's where I hit the issue: FireFox Password Manager does not fill this in for me; not even the auto-fill works here. After I enter my email it then takes me to a page where my password is filled in (yay!). I'm glad that it at least fills in the password but I'd like to not have to fill in my email on the previous page.

I tried to create a new entry in Password Manager but it won't take the entire url; it shortens it. This url changes each time I go thru the process which complicates everything. I was hoping to take one of those urls (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com/my-account/sign-in?flowId=wJb1e) but it shortened it to just (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com). I even tried creating a new entry without the last few characters (https://secure-oldnavy.gap.com/my-account/sign-in?flowId=) but again it shortened it.

Is there a way to get FF Password Manager to provide auto-fill of my email address?

Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 2 years ago

Last reply by DreaSpirit 2 years ago

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Unable to load Google apps in Firefox

Yesterday I started having trouble logging into Gmail and associated apps (calendar, contacts, docs, sheets, shared folders, etc., as well as google.com) in Firefox. All… (read more)

Yesterday I started having trouble logging into Gmail and associated apps (calendar, contacts, docs, sheets, shared folders, etc., as well as google.com) in Firefox. All other sites are loading with no problems. Google apps are working fine in Chrome. Still having problems today.

My office uses Google Workplace for everything so this is really messing me up, I've lost several hours of work trying to get things to load. The IT person told me that if Firefox is having problems I should use Chrome instead. I hate Chrome! I want to use Firefox, but I can't get my work done if it won't load Google apps.

Please note that I have tried the following solutions thus far: restarted Firefox (several times) restarted computer removed add-ons cleared cached web content cleared cookies and site data refreshed Firefox solution at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1200943 solution at https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1132284 solution at https://knowtechie.com/is-mozilla-firefox-not-loading-pages-for-you-heres-the-fix/

After each fix things start working for a while but then everything Gmail-related freezes or crashes and I need to start all over again. Help!!!

Asked by etdavidoff 2 years ago

Answered by scriptguru1701 2 years ago

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new 100.0.1 browser issues

I can't sing in to banking accounts with newest version of Firefox. no problem with Microsoft Edge. I keep getting this message. System Unavailable warning System is una… (read more)

I can't sing in to banking accounts with newest version of Firefox. no problem with Microsoft Edge. I keep getting this message.

System Unavailable warning System is unavailable at this time. Please try again or contact Member Services at 315-894-9924 for assistance.

Asked by robwilloughby 2 years ago

Last reply by robwilloughby 2 years ago

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<Security Issue> Can Firefox versions be downgraded automatically?

The image below are the details of my google account activity taken out from Google. The ip addresses in red I have hidden as they are my real IP. The rest of the IP's ar… (read more)

The image below are the details of my google account activity taken out from Google. The ip addresses in red I have hidden as they are my real IP. The rest of the IP's are not mine, and with a quick iplookup it directs to Sverdlovskaya oblast' in Russia. Now I dont think I used a russian vpn but there is a possibility I made an error. But what really strikes me here is the Firefox versions. At both the points 1 and 2, marked in blue. there is a change in version, in fact a downgrade from 100.0 to 96.0. How is this possible? I cant seem to find an explanation. And then it jumps back up to 100.0. I also another timestamp where it downgraded to 96.0, and then came back to 100.0 . I'm really worried about the possibility of a hacker on my computer. If someone can find an answer to this it would mean a lot!

Asked by arjuniscool0204 2 years ago

Last reply by arjuniscool0204 2 years ago

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Firefox site call is redirected to scam site

Following site is immediately hijacked to a scam site asking for login apparently to access private info. It happens with Firefox (only) whenever security setups are set … (read more)

Following site is immediately hijacked to a scam site asking for login apparently to access private info. It happens with Firefox (only) whenever security setups are set "not to track", "not to prompt for passwords", "not to prompt for credit cards" "no history" "reset of cookies at logout" etc.. then the site below: http://thaimassage-herborn.de/ is redirected to SCAM SITE: https://xb7.serverdomain.org/admin/index.php appearing as "Adminpanel" asking for Login etc..

At the same time following site is partially blocked on the news banner pictures, with a white sheet over them, whenever down scroll is hit. https://www.tgrthaber.com.tr/

Only by resetting firefox deals with the issues. But ofcourse with the reason, above security settings removed.

Virusscanner was not able to detect this hijacking or the reason behind.

Is this a firefox software issue? Is there a way to resolve this? Thank you already for any support or suggestions to resolve.

Asked by taskin.sakarya 2 years ago

Last reply by taskin.sakarya 2 years ago