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Facebook groups

I am using my browser to access some private/closed Facebook Groups and it does not allow me to create posts in groups. I can create posts on my Facebook page or on othe… (read more)

I am using my browser to access some private/closed Facebook Groups and it does not allow me to create posts in groups. I can create posts on my Facebook page or on other pages, but not in private groups. Anyone else having this problem and is there a fix?

Asked by pebz01 2 years ago

Last reply by natt9otr 1 year ago

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Content blocking and Disconnect

I have read a recent article from the Howtogeek website concerning Firefox Content Blocking. They suggest that Firefox has teamed up with Disconnect to provide this funct… (read more)

I have read a recent article from the Howtogeek website concerning Firefox Content Blocking. They suggest that Firefox has teamed up with Disconnect to provide this function.

I already have the Disconnect add-on installed. My question is, do I need to keep this add-on? If I remove the add-on, will all of the functions still be covered by Firefox Content Blocking ?

I am using version 65 of Firefox.

Asked by GrahamSR 2 years ago

Last reply by Alison 1 year ago

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Unable to import passwords from chrome into Firefox!

The chrome to Firefox import function works well for bookmarks, not for passwords. None of the passwords from chrome appear when I try to import it. The password manager … (read more)

The chrome to Firefox import function works well for bookmarks, not for passwords. None of the passwords from chrome appear when I try to import it. The password manager list remains just the same.

Asked by virajk2000 2 years ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Firefox uses much more memory than IE or Chrome, combined!

I'm on Win10 up-to-date. Firefox 65.0.1. Watching Task Mgr, I see FF load and consume 320MB+ (235MB+ in Safe Mode!). When I launch Chrome or IE (with similar add-ons), Ch… (read more)

I'm on Win10 up-to-date. Firefox 65.0.1. Watching Task Mgr, I see FF load and consume 320MB+ (235MB+ in Safe Mode!). When I launch Chrome or IE (with similar add-ons), Chrome uses 195MB and IE is 65MB. This is ridiculous; I have always used FF; I even started back when Mozilla was known as Netscape!! But, I'm about to abandon FF and move to one of those other browsers. FF grows in its consumption of memory while I work until it's way over a gigabyte and it cripples my PC and I have to reboot. Sometimes, I close FF and try to restart it and I get a dialog box telling me it is still running. Again, this is ridiculous! This got substantially worse when this Quantum revision level began. It was never quite this bad before Quantum. I hate to see the day when I won't be able to use Firefox anymore but that day is coming soon!

Asked by NashvilleKit 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Printing from Firefox set to Portrait but prints in Landscape.

Every time I print from Firefox, the page prints out in Landscape even though all the settings show it's set to print in Portrait. When I click "Print Preview" it shows a… (read more)

Every time I print from Firefox, the page prints out in Landscape even though all the settings show it's set to print in Portrait. When I click "Print Preview" it shows a preview of the page in Portrait, the "Portrait" box is checked, scale is "Shrink to Fit". When I click on "Page Setup", the bubble next to "Portrait" is selected in the orientation section. Everything I can see seems to show that the page will print in Portrait, yet when it comes off the printer it's in Landscape. Every single time. This has been going on for at least six months, so it doesn't seem to have anything to do with the version of Firefox as Firefox has updated many times since this began (current version is 65.0.2).

The problem is limited to Firefox. Downloaded PDF's print in Portrait and if I copy/paste a page into Internet Explorer and print from IE, the page will print in Portrait. Which leads me to believe it's not an issue with my printer drivers.

I've tried all of the suggestions I found in the "Fixing printing problems in Firefox" article. Checked Firefox printer settings, reset Firefox print settings and reset all Firefox printer settings. After restarting Firefox, and my laptop, I'm still having the same problem. Firefox will only print in Landscape. Other than uninstalling/reinstalling Firefox, or going to another browser every time I need to print something, I don't know what else to do.

If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate the help! Thanks!

Asked by KC06 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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All login passwords disappeared and firefox isn't saving them

About a month ago all of my login passwords disappeared and firefox isn't saving them anymore. I tried using the logins.jason with key3 or key4 files from the Old Firefox… (read more)

About a month ago all of my login passwords disappeared and firefox isn't saving them anymore. I tried using the logins.jason with key3 or key4 files from the Old Firefox but it keeps renaming them corrupt.

It's been asking to save my passwords but it's not actually saving saving them and this is turning into a real; problem.

I posted about it then but I can't find it and besides what they said to do didn't work and someone said it was posted in the wrong place or something so I'm posting it again.

Thanks

Asked by Seven5555 2 years ago

Last reply by SONNY MARK 1 year ago

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Auto correct will not change the incorrect word

When typing in SquareSpace, incorrect words appear underlined but will not be changed when I click on the correction given in the drop down menu. However, the corrections… (read more)

When typing in SquareSpace, incorrect words appear underlined but will not be changed when I click on the correction given in the drop down menu. However, the corrections do happen on other websites (like this form I'm currently writing in).

Asked by Hannible 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox looking for URLs when searching in address bar

Hello, I recently switched over to Firefox from using Chrome. The issue I'm having is that when I search in the address bar, if there is a '.' anywhere in the search term… (read more)

Hello,

I recently switched over to Firefox from using Chrome.

The issue I'm having is that when I search in the address bar, if there is a '.' anywhere in the search terms, Firefox will try to look for a URL instead of just google searching like Chrome would.

In Chrome, if I type 'mongoose.js' into the address bar, it knows to search google instead of look for a URL.

In Firefox, if I type 'mongoose.js' into the address bar, it will search for a URL and give me a server not found page.

Things I've done: 1) Go to about:config and change 'browser.fixup.alternate.enabled' to false. 2) Go to about:config and made sure keyword.enabled is set to true.

I would really like to continue using Firefox instead of Chrome, but this is a convenience feature that is a necessity for me. I realize I can just add another search bar next to the address bar, but this should honestly just be a feature and I shouldn't have to add more clutter to my browser.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by Ulthric 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Smooth Scroll not working

I have searched for an answer and all the results come back with "Smooth Scroll" inside Firefox. My problem is with my website. I have windows 10 and when I go to my webs… (read more)

I have searched for an answer and all the results come back with "Smooth Scroll" inside Firefox. My problem is with my website. I have windows 10 and when I go to my website using FF, smooth-scroll.js doesn't work where it actually jumps to the anchor tag on the page rather than scroll smoothly. I have tested on several other computers I have in my workshop using vista, Windows 7, Linux and Apple and all scroll smoothly. I have asked several counterparts to have a look as well and they have said it scrolls perfect. My site scrolls smoothly using IE, Edge, Opera, Chrome and Safari and all work perfect. I tried debugging, I have disable and re-enabled hardware acceleration I have tried uninstalling FF and reinstalling with no luck. And I have Windows 10 fully updated.

Sorry for the long explanation but my question is, "Has anyone come across this issue using FF on Windows 10"? I know it's not an FF issue as it works on all other types of computers but perhaps there is a setting I have missed. I love FF and have used it since 2004 but this is driving me mad.

Please check my website here. https://www.denlyncomputers.com.au

All responses will be appreciated.

Cheers.

Asked by Denlyn 1 year ago

Last reply by jhmotjr 1 year ago

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Cannot find the Dashlane extension for Firefox in Addons

Trying to re-install Dashlane and cannot find the ad-don for Firefox when browsing or search Add-ons. The Manage Firefox Extensions tab in Dashlane is greyed out. … (read more)

Trying to re-install Dashlane and cannot find the ad-don for Firefox when browsing or search Add-ons. The Manage Firefox Extensions tab in Dashlane is greyed out.

Asked by maxsros 1 year ago

Last reply by Spunky 1 year ago

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How do I prevent draging a tab from creating a new window?

Every so often, I click on a tab a little too long and move the cursor. Firefox takes this as 'dragging the tab' and opens the tab in a new browser window. I want to di… (read more)

Every so often, I click on a tab a little too long and move the cursor. Firefox takes this as 'dragging the tab' and opens the tab in a new browser window. I want to disable / prevent this.

Asked by pfhgjk0 2 years ago

Last reply by litsigns 1 year ago

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The address wasn’t understood

I have a button link to whatsapp into my website, but when I click on it appears following error : The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this add… (read more)

I have a button link to whatsapp into my website, but when I click on it appears following error : The address wasn’t understood Firefox doesn’t know how to open this address, because one of the following protocols (whatsapp) isn’t associated with any program or is not allowed in this context.

   You might need to install other software to open this address.

There is no problem when I try same in other web browsers.

Thank you for your support!.

Asked by Rodri.informatico 1 year ago

Last reply by ka.ott 1 year ago

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How do I print PDFs insteaf of saving them?

No matter how I decide to print PDFs, the browser automatically defaults to saving a PDF to my Downloads folder instead of printing it. Even if I click the "Print" icon o… (read more)

No matter how I decide to print PDFs, the browser automatically defaults to saving a PDF to my Downloads folder instead of printing it. Even if I click the "Print" icon or File > Print from the menu. It always just saves the PDF and I have to open it with another application to print it.

I've gone into about:config and reset my printing settings, but that doesn't fix the issue.

Asked by Christopher 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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History, bookmarks stop working after using Firefox for a while

I'm running into a frequent problem. After using firefox for an amount of time, my bookmarks and history become "frozen". The bookmark become kind of "read-only", I can'… (read more)

I'm running into a frequent problem. After using firefox for an amount of time, my bookmarks and history become "frozen".

The bookmark become kind of "read-only", I can't add, remove, or move any bookmarks at all.

As for history, pressing Ctrl-H still shows the links I visited, but all sites I visited after firefox "freezing" disappears once I restart the browser. All visited links don't change color to deep blue either.

As a result, I need to restart Firefox frequently. What is going on?

Asked by jk192564 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why do I continue to get the following message each time I open Firefox? "Your Firefox is critically out of date. An update is required to stay secure."

I keep getting the same message each time I open Firefox. It is always: "Your Firefox is critically out of date. An update is required to stay secure." Why and what do I … (read more)

I keep getting the same message each time I open Firefox. It is always: "Your Firefox is critically out of date. An update is required to stay secure." Why and what do I need to do to make it go away? Thanks.

Asked by bhandford 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to install - directions not clear

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit. I got the warning that my FF was out of date, so I clicked to download. Then I extracted it, and... nothing. What am I supposed to do now? Wh… (read more)

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 64 bit. I got the warning that my FF was out of date, so I clicked to download. Then I extracted it, and... nothing. What am I supposed to do now? Where is the right 'start' or 'install' file? Then I read that I should wait for Ubuntu's version. So I went to the Ubuntu software site and downloaded 65.01. That downloaded and installed itself automatically, which is what I expected. Then I saw several news blogs from the last 48 hours saying there was a bug that needed fixing immediately. I followed the information and downloaded FF 67.01. And then my archiver program said it could not open it because it was not the right archive type. I also saw something on your site about FF being self updating. That's not happening, either. Bottom line, I have a new but dangerously buggy version of FF, and apparently no way to upgrade it. Suggestions?

Asked by natcolley 1 year ago

Last reply by user633449 1 year ago

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How do I fix the error message "SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_ALERT." Prior we had the ability to add exceptions not the advanced button is not available.

I am connection to a network device. I was previously able to add an exception via a button on the page with the error. Since the last update I have lost the ability to a… (read more)

I am connection to a network device. I was previously able to add an exception via a button on the page with the error. Since the last update I have lost the ability to add this exception. My only choice is to not use Firefox.

Asked by csamuel61 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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home page is gray and locked in pref

Hi support i have firefox installed from drp.su online driver pack distribution and now cant change or remove home page in browser. In firefox preferences it's gray and l… (read more)

Hi support

i have firefox installed from drp.su online driver pack distribution and now cant change or remove home page in browser. In firefox preferences it's gray and locked to https://new.internet-start.net?utm_source=beetle&utm_compaign=firefox&utm_medium=browser Please help me to remove this fu*ing shit.

Best regards Lina

Asked by LinaJex 1 year ago

Last reply by WestEnd 1 year ago