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Firefox preventing Win10 going into sleep mode

Hi I read these articles and they doesnt help to resolve the problem https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1349609 https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1206172… (read more)

Hi I read these articles and they doesnt help to resolve the problem https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1349609 https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1206172 https://www.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/ip88y7/firefox_is_preventing_windows_10_from/?rdt=53488

Problem: I have Win10. Firefox 107. I have noticed that if I have opened only regular/textual web pages in my tabs like news/articles then PC goes to sleep after specified time of inactivity. But if I open in the one tab some media content like videoclip/animation/movies and put media content on pause then PC doesnt go to sleep after specified time. PC goes to sleep only by manual command (Start>Sleep). Even If I close the tab with media content PC doesnt go to sleep after specified time. I should or totally close the browser with all opened tabs or manually select Start>Sleep.

Could you help to resolve this issue ?

On the screenshots are shown that some of firefox processes couldn't stop making some activity, every second they make some web request or disk operation. May be this is reason why PC cant go to sleep. But again, this is happen only or some media content is put on pause or some tab with media content has been closed.

Asked by Alex Blade 1 month ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

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Search suggestion cannot be disabled

I have firefox set up so that it does not suggest anything except for my bookmarks. So when I type in the address bar the only suggestions that come up are my bookmarks,… (read more)

I have firefox set up so that it does not suggest anything except for my bookmarks.

So when I type in the address bar the only suggestions that come up are my bookmarks, no other suggestions.

For example when I need to translate something quick and want to go to the bookmarked page for google translate as soon as I type "trans..." it will suggest the link, Which is what I want and expect and is efficient.

But as has happened before, now I get a random suggestion coming up first so I have type more just to get to the same result otherwise I end up following a link to a suggested site which is at best aggravating.

I checked my seeting and there is one box ticked in the search suggestion settings that I cannot disable. I have tried and it always comes back.

How can I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by mdamarell 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Google Docs editor broken

The last couple of days the Google Docs editor is semi-broken. Specifically, most of the tabs near the top have no text in them. They're just white boxes. On the other h… (read more)

The last couple of days the Google Docs editor is semi-broken. Specifically, most of the tabs near the top have no text in them. They're just white boxes.

On the other hand, I can type text into the editor as normal.

The problem does not occur in Chromium-based browsers such as Chrome and Brave.

I'm working with Firefox on Windows, and Firefox reports it's up to date.

I've attached a cropped screenshot showing the problem.

Asked by john558 1 year ago

Last reply by john558 1 year ago

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How do I get my sync data restored to a previous state? Firefox has a programming issue and I need a staff member from there to help me...

I have Firefox 107.0.1 installed on my windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22621.900 and I had around 63 tabs or so open. I ALWAYS click the "X" in the top right corner and then it … (read more)

I have Firefox 107.0.1 installed on my windows 11 22H2 OS Build 22621.900 and I had around 63 tabs or so open. I ALWAYS click the "X" in the top right corner and then it brings up the "close xx" tabs window. Then when I reopen firefox I can click history>restore previous session. Anyways I closed regular firefox.. because a friend of mine wanted to look up something but not interfere with my open tabs so we opened firefox private browsing.. thinking it wouldn't interfere with normal firefox... Yet when I went back to normal firefox and tried to go to history>restore previous session it was grayed out. So how do I get a hold of Mozilla to restore my account and stuff to 12/01/2022 at around 3am CST? Also how do I let them know that firefox private browsing has this issue with messing up open tabs in non-private browsing firefox? This is severely annoying and disappointing. I have tabs open for a reason and they should all stay there until I close them. But now they're gone and I wish to have them back. So if someone could let me know how to get a hold of a Mozilla/firefox staff member so they can revert my account that would be awesome. Just to be clear I was able to replicate the issue by having a few tabs open in normal firefox and then closing it.. then opening private browsing firefox and closing it. You should be able to go to history>restore previous session in normal firefox to be able to get your tabs back.. but are unable to do so after opening and closing private browsing firefox. Why is this? I thought they were separate and shouldn't interfere with each other in this way?

Asked by Brad 1 year ago

Last reply by Brad 1 year ago

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Certain text displays as random characters on some pages

As of this morning, for some reason, certain websites present, random garbled text where normal text should be. This occurs on some sites and not on others. My second com… (read more)

As of this morning, for some reason, certain websites present, random garbled text where normal text should be. This occurs on some sites and not on others. My second computer, running an earlier Mac OS, is working just fine, and other browsers don't have this problem.

Hoping someone can help. A screenshot from Wikipedia is attached.

Asked by Etnier 1 year ago

Last reply by Etnier 1 year ago

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Password manager new feature request: Primary timeout required

I would really appreciate if the Firefox Password Manager would time-out and ask me again the primary password every x minutes (lets say 10 minutes, better if configurabl… (read more)

I would really appreciate if the Firefox Password Manager would time-out and ask me again the primary password every x minutes (lets say 10 minutes, better if configurable). I use Firefox in my home PC, I have two kids (11 and 13 years old) and they frequently use my Linux/Firefox session for their school necessities and leisure time. The problem is that often they end using my session and they have access to all my usn/pwd inside de Password Manger (Internet router configuration, Parental Control configuration, ecc.) My kids have their own Linux profiles and Chrome profiles for school but they usually get to use my own PC/web-browser sessions for practical reasons inside my family.

Thank you very much for your support. Hernan M. Vago

Asked by Hernan 1 year ago

Last reply by Hernan 1 year ago

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page is compressed to the center

When I select an item and scroll down, there news items overlapping the main article. I've noticed the main article is not leading from the left side of the screen allowi… (read more)

When I select an item and scroll down, there news items overlapping the main article. I've noticed the main article is not leading from the left side of the screen allowing the news item bar separate access.

Asked by Headlights 1 year ago

Last reply by Headlights 1 year ago

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Firefox partially not in English

Hello, I have set my OS and Firefox language to English. While the settings, menu, etc. are in English, various alerts and popups which let me save/upload a file (pleas… (read more)

Hello,

I have set my OS and Firefox language to English. While the settings, menu, etc. are in English, various alerts and popups which let me save/upload a file (please take a look at the attached picture) are in the local language.

Does anyone know how to fix it? It doesn't occur with other browsers.

Thank you.

Asked by akwork63 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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I was having problems with WWF on FB a few days ago. I think it's their problem after I cleared my cache and temp files. But now Firefox won't recognize me and I have to log into all of my programs like it's the first time (i.e., Insta, LinkedIn, etc.)

I want to be able to use Firefox like I did before! Tired of having to re-log-in to programs that I didn't used to have to before I cleared cache, etc. Dee … (read more)

I want to be able to use Firefox like I did before! Tired of having to re-log-in to programs that I didn't used to have to before I cleared cache, etc.

Dee

Asked by dee0015 1 year ago

Last reply by dee0015 1 year ago

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Reinstalling Firefox

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return no… (read more)

I am currently having problems with my Firefox browser. For example often if I type something into the google search box at the right of the address bar and hit return nothing happens until I go down and select Bing instead of the google setting. Also in hotmail (I am on a desktop) if I go to reply, the original is now ether twice. This does not happen if I use Google browser. But I prefer Firefox as I have used it for years.

My concern is if I delete Firefox and reinstall it, I may lose some of the settings or bookmarks that I have set over the years.

Any suggestions? Please simple as i am old and not computer savvy.

Your help would be so appreciated. I am currently on Firefox 107.0 (64 bit)

Thanks, Anthony

Asked by avwood 1 year ago

Last reply by avwood 1 year ago

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Read aloud: how to get it for my html page?

'Read aloud' function: how to organize it for my html files? In Firefox I see and can use the button 'On|Off read mode F9' on this page, where I write the question. But… (read more)

'Read aloud' function: how to organize it for my html files?

In Firefox I see and can use the button 'On|Off read mode F9' on this page, where I write the question.

But when I open my page, this button is absent and F9 doesn't work. (for example, this one: http://accelerometers.000webhostapp.com/ ) Also I want to get 'Read aloud' possibility for txt files (I edited them and save as html files) What should be done to provide this possibility?

Note: in MS Edge my html files are read aloud.

Best regards, Vadim

Asked by bvn123 1 year ago

Last reply by bvn123 1 year ago

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I recently refreshed firefox, now cannot get english only in twitch.

I use to have Firefox setup to always show twitch channels in English speaking only, but I recently reset Firefox and now I cannot seem to find out how to get the twitch … (read more)

I use to have Firefox setup to always show twitch channels in English speaking only, but I recently reset Firefox and now I cannot seem to find out how to get the twitch channels to only show English speaking people. This was not a twitch thing, as I only changed Firefox. the word English always showed up right under the picture of a group of channels. as the picture shows I now have all the different languages in the same window and I have to type the word English in every time I run the browser which is multiple times a day.

This is not the setting (See 2nd picture of that area) that you see in settings for Firefox, as I have tried that and it does not change it.

How do I set this up again? I cannot find the setting for this anywhere on Firefox or Twitch.

Bob

Asked by Me and Skinner 1 year ago

Last reply by Me and Skinner 1 year ago

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Newsletter unsubscription doesn't seem to work

Hello, In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this ema… (read more)

Hello,

In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this email because [edited] @gmail.com has a Firefox account and is subscribed to Firefox Account Tips."

Could you please fix this issue so that I don't receive these mails anymore ?

Thank you in advance,

Mikael

Asked by mikael.debie 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Bookmark synced tabs without opening them?

Hi Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question: I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the … (read more)

Hi

Trying to make sync work the way I want. Initial question:

I've synced tabs between Windows desktop and Android. Now I would like to bookmark all those tabs in the desktop browser, without opening them first. I've found out how to view them in the side bar, but I see no option to bookmark all tabs.

It would be nice to have synced Tabs in the Library window and Options panel.

Asked by tilsig-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Primary Password Timeout

Is there anyway to set a timeout on the Primary Password? It would be helpful if there was a time limit on how long passwords could be used before having to log in again.… (read more)

Is there anyway to set a timeout on the Primary Password? It would be helpful if there was a time limit on how long passwords could be used before having to log in again. At the moment you have to close out of Firefox to lock it down again.

Asked by codderz83 1 year ago

Last reply by codderz83 1 year ago

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Removing the ⌘+J shortcut

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut of the Tools → Downloads menu (opening up the downloads). I accidentally click that sometimes and it is quite annoying, so I … (read more)

I am trying to change the keyboard shortcut of the Tools → Downloads menu (opening up the downloads).

I accidentally click that sometimes and it is quite annoying, so I thought I'll switch the shortcuts to a more complex one to avoid these mistakes ^+⌘+J and when I remap that in the Keyboard preferences, the new shortcuts shows up in the menu, and it starts working but the old shortcut ⌘+J is still working.

I believe that is a bug in Firefox.

Asked by István Karaszi 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Recover firefox password

I am sure you get this question a lot, but maybe my story is a bit unique. A few weeks ago all my computer equipment, phones etc. were seized in an FBI raid about photos … (read more)

I am sure you get this question a lot, but maybe my story is a bit unique. A few weeks ago all my computer equipment, phones etc. were seized in an FBI raid about photos of Area 51 that I posted online. I have not been charged, but I lost ALL my data. Being able to recover my old Firefox login would be a huge help because many passwords I desperately need are stored in that account. I have access to the email address that was used for the user name of my account, but I don't remember the password. I have already tried close to 50, but no joy. Is there ANY way to recover the password? I am willing to pay a reasonable fee for assistance. Thanks!

Asked by joerg.arnu 1 year ago

Last reply by James 1 year ago

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Firefox Mac New Window Animation

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled? Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extr… (read more)

Is there a way for the new window animation in Firefox for Mac to be disabled?

Safari does not do this, but firefox has a... ~100ms animation for new windows that's extremely frustrating for those of us who do not use tabs (Apple's Exposé/Mission Control obsoletes them).

I haven't found a configuration in about:config, although I've been able to disable a few others.

Asked by fchickencs 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password.

I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password. When I… (read more)

I'm trying to setup Firefox on my new tablet. It's installed but when I try to login to my Firefox account, I discovered that I have forgotten my Firefox password. When I access my Firefox account on one of my older PCs, I can see that the password was changed on 2021. What do I need to do in order to sign in on the new tablet without losing all my synced data? I THINK all I need to do is to sign on to my Firefox profile on one of my older PC's and say that I forgot the password which will result in a password reset. But I thinks that's OK because a new sync account will be created and then I just have to signon from all my other devices using the new password. Is that correct?

Asked by Tom Gordon 6 months ago

Last reply by Tom Gordon 6 months ago