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How to stop Firefox from automatically opening threads/links in a forum ?

There are a couple car forums that have a thread called “Create a Quick Thread”. It appears near the top of the thread listings & is there for convenience. However m… (read more)

There are a couple car forums that have a thread called “Create a Quick Thread”. It appears near the top of the thread listings & is there for convenience.

However most times this thread is opened automatically when I access the forum & opens a text box which in turn I have to close. This started happening about a year ago & I thought it was a forum problem but no one else seems to have the problem. Not the end of the world but the box takes up the height of a full screen & is a PITA to keep closing something I never wanted opened.

I tried the MS Edge browser & a Chromebook & neither automatically opened that line so I’m presuming it’s a FF issue.

If I close out of the forum but keep FF open & go back into the forum, the Quick Thread does not automatically open. IOW FF must be remembering to not open it. I wish it always remembered not to open it. I cannot find any FF setting that would control this behavior.

Any suggestions on how to stop this thread from automatically opening?

The first image shows the line the thread is on.

The second image shows what I normally get greeted with.

Asked by Mike109 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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My passwords have been deleted again and I didn't do it

My passwords were deleted a few weeks ago when firefox updated and tonight once again when firefox updated it deleted my passwords why is it doing this? It is really maki… (read more)

My passwords were deleted a few weeks ago when firefox updated and tonight once again when firefox updated it deleted my passwords why is it doing this? It is really making me mad because I have to go through nine kinds of hell to reset all these passwords.

Asked by Pbarry04 6 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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Hitting Escape multiple times reloads tabs, closes them and opens new ones!? WTF?

Hey folks, I hope you can help me. If I press the Escape key three times, it obscures the screen for a second and then rebuilds the frame, so I guess it reloads the page?… (read more)

Hey folks,

I hope you can help me.

If I press the Escape key three times, it obscures the screen for a second and then rebuilds the frame, so I guess it reloads the page? The attached picture shows my Youtube start page - as you can see, it's just the frame itself but not the scroll bar, so it's about the page, not the whole firefox window itself.

If I press Escape four times, firefox closes the current tab and opens a new one with my start page loaded.

What the Eff is happening here? That can't be a feature, can it? Has anybody experienced anything similar and can point me in the right direction?

Much appreciated

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Asked by nemesis428 6 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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Importing a Forefox profile from 18.04 Ubuntu to a 22.04 Ubuntu PC

Years ago I imported a Firefox profile from Ubuntu 16.04 to a PC running 18.04. It wasn't very hard. View Hidden Folders, find the old FF profile, copy it. Then go to … (read more)

Years ago I imported a Firefox profile from Ubuntu 16.04 to a PC running 18.04. It wasn't very hard. View Hidden Folders, find the old FF profile, copy it. Then go to the 18.04 PC, delete or rename the existing profile, and paste in the profile from the 16.04 rig. Restart the PC, Firefox came up on the 18.04 PC just like it did on the 26.04 PC.

But Ubuntu is doing something different now. Firefox is inside the "snap" folder. Apparently snap is some sort of new package mgr. (?)

I found a firefox profile a few levels down inside the snap folder: Home/snap/firefox/common/.mozilla/firefox/xxxxxxxx.default

Does snap complicate things? Or can I replace the new profile on the 22.04 PC inside the snap folder with the profile that I want to use from the 18.04 PC? Just like in the past, but inside snap rather than the .firefox folder in Home?

Asked by Telkwa 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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New computer; logged into Firefox; apparently synced; ... where are my bookmarks? Why would this occur?

Hello: New computer; logged into Firefox; apparently synced; ... where are my bookmarks? I have purchased and set-up many PC's in my life. Why would this occur now -- fo… (read more)

Hello:

New computer; logged into Firefox; apparently synced; ... where are my bookmarks? I have purchased and set-up many PC's in my life. Why would this occur now -- for the first time ever for me?

Alan

Asked by ajdfsu 6 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 6 months ago

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Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt.

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt… (read more)

I wanted to get an couple new addons to my firefox browser. But whenever I try to get one i get the message 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt' whether I save the file and install it in windows, or trey to install at the firefox addons page. I have done multiple re-installs of the latest browser, cleaned every file out of the system, even joined this community in case I have to get some kind of membership to get addons.

I am out of ideas to solve the problem, and I cannot find anywhere on the internet where the 'Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt'. problem I have is solved. Please help.

jkumpire

Asked by jkumpire 7 months ago

Last reply by nigeldalton 6 months ago

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lost login passwords

Good afternoon. My name is Tito, I had a lot of logins and passwords for the most of the sites saved in the firefox passwords. I went to another country for vacation and … (read more)

Good afternoon. My name is Tito, I had a lot of logins and passwords for the most of the sites saved in the firefox passwords. I went to another country for vacation and for some reason i lost all of my saved logins. Is there anyway to recover it. one of the advantages of having saved logins nowadays, and because all the passwords get more complex is to save it and in case we forgot we can always check it.. is there anyway i can recover it?? Thank you. best regards Tito

Asked by titomfm 6 months ago

Last reply by studysucceedenjoy98 6 months ago

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xfinity invasion of firefox

Comcast/Xfinity login appears and blocks use of Firefox. Asks for password .We do not have Xfinity. How do I get rid of it? Ihave MacOS Monteray.It also is blocking Safa… (read more)

Comcast/Xfinity login appears and blocks use of Firefox. Asks for password .We do not have Xfinity. How do I get rid of it? Ihave MacOS Monteray.It also is blocking Safari.

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DarkReader messed up my rendering. Not resolving even after removing the add on and rebooting the system

I installed DarkReader and tried it out. However didn't like the experience and removed it. Now some websites which were enabled by DarkReader are partially black (not da… (read more)

I installed DarkReader and tried it out. However didn't like the experience and removed it. Now some websites which were enabled by DarkReader are partially black (not dark not light). No matter what I try it is displayed like that. I tried: 1. Reset Firefox cache 2. Reboot the system

The webpage is loading fine in other browsers like Safari or chrome. Looks like Dark Reader messed up something and removing it didn't reset the state for these websites.

Asked by smuralireddy 6 months ago

Last reply by Terry 6 months ago

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bookmarks.plist nowhere to be found

My Bookmarks did not transfer over from either my prior Firefox browser or my Safari Browser. I could not find the bookmarks.plist for Safari, and the upgrade did not ask… (read more)

My Bookmarks did not transfer over from either my prior Firefox browser or my Safari Browser. I could not find the bookmarks.plist for Safari, and the upgrade did not ask if I wanted my Firefox bookmarks transferred over.

Asked by alex267 7 months ago

Last reply by tanss 7 months ago

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Unable to generate API key, key confirmation email wasn't sent, no way to resend email confirmation

Hi guys, I'm trying to generate API key to access addon APIs using the addons.mozilla.org -> tools->Manage Api Keys. As web screen states before generating the key… (read more)

Hi guys,

I'm trying to generate API key to access addon APIs using the addons.mozilla.org -> tools->Manage Api Keys.

As web screen states before generating the key I need to confirm it via email, however no confirmation email was sent to "[email address]". This might be relevant to the issue, the account email was changed from "[email address]" to "[email address]" some time ago.

We've checked the following link trying to troubleshoot the issue on our end, but had no success. We haven't found the way how to resend the email via UI.

Could you please resend the confirmation email for API key to "[email address]" once more?

Thanks in advance, Vladimir from Kaseya Inc.

Asked by kaseya_admin 7 months ago

Last reply by Paul 6 months ago

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AddBlock Plus

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone throug… (read more)

Hello, I've used AddBlock successfully for years but now , to my utter dismay, It has stopped functioning. I tried unsuccessfully to reset Firefox . Have just gone through the latest StartPage privacy protocol added to Firefox, but I am still beset with beastly adds. Hope you can help, Cordially, Joy

Asked by joy.breeze 7 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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Text renders improperly in Firefox 102

I recently upgraded to Firefox 102 on my machine running OS X 10.15.7 and started facing issues with improperly rendered text. See a screenshot of the Google search page … (read more)

I recently upgraded to Firefox 102 on my machine running OS X 10.15.7 and started facing issues with improperly rendered text. See a screenshot of the Google search page for "малина" affected by this issue (screenshot 1). Moreover, other alphabets like Armenian get completely messed up, as opposed to Russian where only spaces and punctuation marks seem to be affected (screenshot 2).

I asked my peers running on OS X 12.4 to try and see if they experience the same problem but they saw no issues whatsoever.

I temporarily downgraded to Firefox 101 but would appreciate a solution.

Asked by r1mcp5ld 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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YouTube super thanks cannot change message

When I try to change the message of a super thanks donation in Firefox on Linux it's not possible. On the other hand when I try the same thing on Chromium it's totally po… (read more)

When I try to change the message of a super thanks donation in Firefox on Linux it's not possible. On the other hand when I try the same thing on Chromium it's totally possible so I wonder why that is happening.

Asked by danieln.slr 7 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 6 months ago

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How to reduce scrolling speed/sensitivity of mouse wheel when viewing Google Sheets in Firefox?

In every other App (PC and browser) my mouse scroll wheel behaves normally but with Sheets, in Firefox browser, the slightest wheel movement causes the sheet to scroll do… (read more)

In every other App (PC and browser) my mouse scroll wheel behaves normally but with Sheets, in Firefox browser, the slightest wheel movement causes the sheet to scroll dozens of lines at a time. It doesn't misbehave with Sheets in Chrome. I've tried changing mouse settings and settings in Firefox but to no avail. Is there a setting somewhere in Sheets or Firefox that I can change to reduce the scroll speed?

Asked by Simon 7 months ago

Last reply by Cedric & Bev Stone 6 months ago

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wxmaxima help that uses firefox cannot find the on disk html help files

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message… (read more)

I run wxmaxima on ubunbtu 20.04. The help menu option calls up firefox (v 101.0.1 (64 bit)) to find the local on disk html files. However this brings up the error message:

File not found

Firefox can’t find the file at /usr/share/maxima/5.45.1/doc/html/maxima_singlepage.html#g_t_0025.

But this is a valid path with user access permissions and the file maxima_singlepage.html exists and has user read permissions.

So what is firefox doing in looking for this file?

I have used the ms windows 10 version of wxmaxima and the firefox help works perfectly.

Asked by stuartk54 7 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Remember Download lastDir (real file system directory)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked. But lastDir is not a real direc… (read more)

Hi, Downloading files to a system directory (Linux) such as /home/me/doc/here /home/me/doc/there Have Ask me where to save files checked.

But lastDir is not a real directory I can navigate, such as /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This causes the user needs to navigate sometimes very long system directory tree for each successive file download.

In about:config I set:

 browser.download.lastDir 
 browser.download.lastDir.savePerSite	false	
 browser.open.lastDir

But every time these are obfuscated to something like: /run/user/1000/doc/3dcccd48

This introduces about 10 user interactions with mouse/keyboard for each file I download in succession.

How do I get FF to stop obfuscating real system directories for "lastDir"

Really really appreciate the help :)

Asked by tribhuvanji 6 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 6 months ago

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Cannot access usps.com

When attempting to access site for US Post Office, usps.com, this comes up: Reference:176767331483942761601719542674070181865220034968299102359 … (read more)

When attempting to access site for US Post Office, usps.com, this comes up: Reference:176767331483942761601719542674070181865220034968299102359

Asked by walkersw58 7 months ago

Last reply by user104147805413306348376805769878442569366 6 months ago

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Firefox created a second Downloads folder/library when it opens PDF

Firefox created a second Downloads folder/library when it opens a PDF to view in the browser. file:///C:/Users/Name/Documents/Downloads/NightSkyNotesJan2022OrionDetail.p… (read more)

Firefox created a second Downloads folder/library when it opens a PDF to view in the browser.

file:///C:/Users/Name/Documents/Downloads/NightSkyNotesJan2022OrionDetail.pdf

I seem to remember finding lots of temp pdfs and other files in a temp folder under user/appdata/local or roaming and having to delete this files manually from time to time. Putting the files in an easy to find folder is a good step but my Downloads Library/folder had previously been moved to D:\Downloads via choose new target from the library properties. D drive is an internal HD, C drive is an SSD. Why didn't Firefox just use the existing Downloads library instead of creating a new one on the C drive?

Ideally, if you are viewing a pdf in a Firefox tab it would delete the file if you did not download it so it does not clog up your drives. If I know i want to keep a pdf I would save to my chosen folder and view in Acrobat instead of reading in a browser tab.

I agree with a previous post i saw requesting an option for the user to specify a temp file folder on another drive when viewing pdfs to preserve some life on the SSD boot drive.

Windows 10, Firefox 101.0.1

Asked by MikeZZ 6 months ago

Last reply by Ming Ze 6 months ago

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Firefox Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi B+ v2 latest OS and upgrades Trying to install Firefox. sudo apt-get install firefox appears to work with Firefox appearing in applications list. But click … (read more)

Raspberry Pi B+ v2 latest OS and upgrades

Trying to install Firefox. sudo apt-get install firefox appears to work with Firefox appearing in applications list. But click on it, get busy indicator for ~10 sec, then nothing. Rpi reverts to normal idle screen awaiting input.

If I try to install again get message that already have latest verson 91.10.0esr-1-deb11u1+rpi

Help please

Asked by chipmuzz 7 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 7 months ago