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"Find in page" not working

Suddenly my "find in page" or "Ctrl F" function from the Firefox menu doesn't work. I can click on it but nothing happens. I never get a place to type in what I want to f… (read more)

Suddenly my "find in page" or "Ctrl F" function from the Firefox menu doesn't work. I can click on it but nothing happens. I never get a place to type in what I want to find. Did I accidentally change something in my Settings? If so, I can't find what it was.The same function in Chrome still works just fine. Please help. Thank you.

Asked by cre8onlyluv 9 months ago

Answered by Terry 9 months ago

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Disabling sync across devices

Although I have disabled all relevant "sync" settings in Firefox, the browser is still syncing tabs across my MacBookAir and my iMac. To make matters worse, tabs in Chr… (read more)

Although I have disabled all relevant "sync" settings in Firefox, the browser is still syncing tabs across my MacBookAir and my iMac.

To make matters worse, tabs in Chrome and Safari sync to Firefox tabs across devices as well. The sync occurs in both directions.

I am not logged into Chrome or my gmail account.

Specs: MacBookAir: early 2015/ OS v. 12.7 (Monterey) iMac: Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, 2017 / OS 12.6.8 (Monterey)

Things I've tried:

  • Turning off syncing in Firefox on both devices.
  • Signing out of Firefox from both devices.
  • Disabling "sync open tabs" via Firefox preferences
  • Renaming devices from within Firefox Sync. (The name always reverts to the previous one.)
  • Reinstalling Firefox
  • Deleting cache from both Firefox and Chrome.
  • Restarting

Images are from toolbar on iMac when Firefox is open on both computers. Any help would be most appreciated! Thanks!

Asked by Frustrated user 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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GPG key for signing Firefox Releases

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed. The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: ht… (read more)

Hello, trying to verify the integrity of firefox-118.0.1.tar.bz2 I realized the GPG key has changed.

The following blog post details the change and shows the new key: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2023/05/11/updated-gpg-key-for-signing-firefox-releases/

But when I download the key using the link provided (which points to keys.openpgp.org) the key I get is different from the key posted on the Mozilla blog page.

What is even more strange, is that the key from keys.openpgp.org declares in the comment that 14F2 6682 D091 6CDD 81E3 7B6D 61B7 B526 D98F 0353 is the fingerprint of the key (the same that is posted on the Mozilla blog) but it can't be because the key different.

So my questions: 1) Why Mozilla is posting a link to a key that is different? 2) Why keys.openpgp.org shows the correct fingerprint with a different key?

And, in the end, which key should I trust and why.

Thanks.

Asked by Piero 9 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 9 months ago

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Firefox search suggestions won't turn off

Dear all, I have unchecked all the boxes in "Settings/Search/Search Suggestions" and disabled history for the search engine and yet Firefox still displays search suggest… (read more)

Dear all, I have unchecked all the boxes in "Settings/Search/Search Suggestions" and disabled history for the search engine and yet Firefox still displays search suggestions in the address bar. They even have a small header called "Firefox Suggest". How can I turn this off? Thanks for your help, Markus

Windows 11 Home 22H2 FF 118.0.1 (64-bit)

Default search engine is Google

Asked by toegelmarkus 9 months ago

Answered by toegelmarkus 9 months ago

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White and Black blocks appearing together with mouse movement

Hi, Description: Sometimes when I move my cursour over certain elements on a website, black or white Blocks appear. These Blocks are always rectangular but usually not sq… (read more)

Hi, Description: Sometimes when I move my cursour over certain elements on a website, black or white Blocks appear. These Blocks are always rectangular but usually not sqare. Oftentimes the block will have Diagonal lines running up to the top left corner of the Box. The apperance seems to be connected to mouse movement. They pop up and dissapear only when the mouse is moved. And stay when they have appeard and the mouse isn't moved. Esspecially highliting things makes them occur. Example images are provided. Occurance: They are not limited to one website, though they don't seem to appear everywhere. Their occurace seems to be consistent. They are not limited to websites however. White boxes can also appear over highlighted text in the URL, regardless of the website. Example image is attatched The Boxes occur in no other Browser and in no other Programm. They have been there for a while, so it's not the version. Tried Fixes: I uninstalled and reinstalled Firefox. The boxes also appear in Private windows. I used the suggested feature for removing all settings and addons. Interestingly if I run firefox in Troubleshooting mode none of the Boxes appear.

Like I said, I only have these issues in the Firefox browser, so if it is a problem with my system itself I'd love to get your Ideas to what might cause them.

Asked by laurenz.j.schleicher 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Keep getting signed out of everything

For some reason I keep getting signed out of every website, sometimes while I'm still browsing the website. I tell it to stay logged in and remember me but it does not wo… (read more)

For some reason I keep getting signed out of every website, sometimes while I'm still browsing the website. I tell it to stay logged in and remember me but it does not work. It is particularly annoying with whatsapp because it considers each new login as a separate device. Is this a setting I can turn off? A bug on ublock or adblocker? please help

Asked by ascoggins333 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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dont you have any support for me

I need someone to help me NOW. I have very important medical information that I need to access and cannot get to AOL mail due to a box asking for a primary password emai… (read more)

I need someone to help me NOW. I have very important medical information that I need to access and cannot get to AOL mail due to a box asking for a primary password email does not work; foxfire password does not work. there is not way to make a primary password.

Asked by cbihon 9 months ago

Last reply by James 9 months ago

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Mis;leadinbg Message when Local Mail Folder is Missing

continue in /questions/1427133 thread. I was trying to save a mail message into a Local Folder, and Firefox produced the following pop-up message: Error - bsn on Loc… (read more)

continue in /questions/1427133 thread.

I was trying to save a mail message into a Local Folder, and Firefox produced the following pop-up message:


Error - bsn on Local Folders There is not enough disk space to download new messages. Try deleting old mail, emptying the Trash folder, and compacting your mail folders, and then try again.


I assumed that my C-drive was full, so I deleted a large file. The same message appeared. Then,after I realized that I could save messages into other Local Folders, I looked in the Local Folders directory. I saw that there was a file bsn.msf, but the bsn file was missing. I am restoring it from a backup from nine days ago. The pop-up message is clearly wrong/misleading. I am running 118.0.1 on Windows 10 Professional 22H2 64-bit. I see that I need to upgrade to 118.0.2, which I will do as soon as I finish entering this bug report.

Asked by bsfinkel 9 months ago

Last reply by bsfinkel 9 months ago

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why are obsolete articles archived?

i searched for how to bookmark an entire window. google gave me: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/94180 as well as https://support.mozilla.org/eu/questions/114479… (read more)

i searched for how to bookmark an entire window. google gave me: https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/94180 as well as https://support.mozilla.org/eu/questions/1144799 there are probaby many others.

1. both are archived. 2. both are obsolete. Unless I am doing something wrong, in the BOOKMARKS menu there no longer exists "BOOKMARK ALL TABS"

So, why, when an article is archived is it not marked as to what versions of FF it applies? another way to think of this: Why archive a question that WILL ALWAYS BE A RELEVANT QUESTION?

and what is worse: why does searching for "bookmark all tabs" come up empty searching FF help?

Another way: Stop changing FF so much !!!! It is a pain the you-know-what.

And, why does searching for "BOOKMARK ALL TABS" in FF doc come up empty? No wonder the same questions are asked over and over again.

Asked by Joe P 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Secure Connection Failed On One Computer, but Not Others

I'm running into a very strange issue where on my personal computer, I'm unable to log in to the below website, receiving a "Secure Connection Error." I know normally, t… (read more)

I'm running into a very strange issue where on my personal computer, I'm unable to log in to the below website, receiving a "Secure Connection Error." I know normally, this would be a certificate issue on the website's side, but in this case, I don't believe it is. The issue being is I can access the site using Firefox on both my phone and other computers just fine. It just appears to be my desktop having the issue.

Are there any recommendations for fixing this issue? I've attempted clearing browser history, doing fully clean installs of Firefox, other browsers, shutting off my VPN, and DNS flush.

To note: this is a SSO site for logging into Opera products - in my case GameMaker Studio 2. I was, at least, able to login a few weeks ago. I'm using Windows 11, currently fully updated as of writing this. I'm using NordVPN, but so are other systems that allow me to sign in.

https://id.gamemaker.io/account/opera_sso (redirects to auth.opera.com)

Asked by dpeterssk 9 months ago

Answered by dpeterssk 9 months ago

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Tab Icon keeps appearing and then disappearing every 10 or so minutes

I visited the website https://quantumbridge.app and somehow it installed something into my Firefox so that the website loads on my toolbar as an icon for a couple of seco… (read more)

I visited the website https://quantumbridge.app and somehow it installed something into my Firefox so that the website loads on my toolbar as an icon for a couple of seconds and then disappears. I have tried turning all of my extensions off and it still appears. I have tried researching how to fix this but I have had no luck.

Asked by Chris Grim 9 months ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 9 months ago

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Cannot restore the previous (regular) session after exiting private browsing

If I have a firefox window open (one or more), exit it, and start again, I can restore the previous session. However, if in between I open private browsing, it for some r… (read more)

If I have a firefox window open (one or more), exit it, and start again, I can restore the previous session. However, if in between I open private browsing, it for some reason overwrides the session restore history with nothing. Can I somehow a) restore the session afterwards? b) prevent this from happening in the future?

Asked by Sfgj Srjfs 10 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 9 months ago

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how to autoscroll a different type of scrollbar

My issue is that I have a huge amount of likes in my Instagram interactions and I would prefer to not have to just manually scroll. There are extensions that if the scrol… (read more)

My issue is that I have a huge amount of likes in my Instagram interactions and I would prefer to not have to just manually scroll. There are extensions that if the scrollbar is at the edge of my browser screen they all work. but sadly if its a scrollbar not at the edge of my browser screen they do not take affect.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/autoscrolldown/?utm_source=addons.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=search


if the solution is with javascript in console, or to edit the html

just inform me what you need me to get to get from the body inspect element in order to know what element is the scrollbar i will do that for you!

i just want this to be able to be autoscrolled, but the extensions wont do it

if someone could help me id really appreciate it

Asked by Faerie Caster 9 months ago

Last reply by Terry 9 months ago

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Firefox is not loading some images, Linux Mint 20.3

Hi, I am using Linux Mint 20.3, 64-bit and both Firefox and Chrome are not loading images for me on certain websites (i.e. okcupid). In particular, I am noticing that im… (read more)

Hi,

I am using Linux Mint 20.3, 64-bit and both Firefox and Chrome are not loading images for me on certain websites (i.e. okcupid). In particular, I am noticing that images will actually load for a split second and then disappear moments later.

I've tried disabling my adblockers, deleting my cookies and cache, running Firefox in Troubleshoot and Diagnose mode, running Chrome in Incognito mode, and evening uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox. Still the issue persists.

I followed the advice here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fi ... s-not-show

Any advice or suggestions would be most welcome.

Thanks, Chris

Asked by Christopher Broski 9 months ago

Answered by Christopher Broski 9 months ago

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How do i increase the no. of columns in topSites in new tab page

i would like to increase the no of columns for TopSites in newTab page to more than 8 columns. there is a method to increase the no. of rows but since my monitor is wide… (read more)

i would like to increase the no of columns for TopSites in newTab page to more than 8 columns.

there is a method to increase the no. of rows but since my monitor is wide I would like to have increased no. of columns which will let me to view all the topSites in a single page without any scrolling.

Is there any property that can be added in the about:config page to increase the no. of columns.

Asked by ashwinrajesh65 8 months ago

Answered by ashwinrajesh65 8 months ago

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Two Firefox apps showing in settings subfolder "Applications "

I was uninstalling another app when I noticed that there are two application icons for Firefox, one dated 3/25 2023 and one dated 9/26/2023 (just installed new update). … (read more)

I was uninstalling another app when I noticed that there are two application icons for Firefox, one dated 3/25 2023 and one dated 9/26/2023 (just installed new update). How do I get rid of the first application dated 3/25/2023?

Asked by taxquest 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago