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How to find the folder containing a bookmark

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari the… (read more)

I can easily find a bookmark by searching in the Library "All bookmarks" window. However, I cannot figure out how to see folder that contains that bookmark. In Safari there an optional column for folder and you can then right-click and get an option to open the folder.

Is there a way to do this in Firefox?

-louie

Asked by Louie S 1 year ago

Last reply by eberger5 8 months ago

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Make "Minimize Memory Usage" default

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB m… (read more)

Like many users who have placed this same complaint on this forum and others, Firefox, when left active with even only a few tabs, uses all available RAM until my 16 GB machine is populated up to 98% and barely works (Dell Optiplex 5060, i7-8700, 16 GB RAM, Windows 10 64-bit; Firefox 72.0.2 (64-bit)).

When I shut Firefox down, I release 8 GB of RAM. I have used the "about:memory|Minimize Memory Usage" button with some success.

How can I make that memory setting permanent or the default, so I don't have to lose my research momentum by having to wait to get to a point where I can open the "about" settings window and manually click that button? It's very frustrating.

I've tested in Safe Mode, disabled any add-ons (I only have what Firefox supplied), and the condition still persists.

Making the "Minimize Memory Usage" setting, or an equivalent if there is one, permanent would help.

Thanks.

Asked by ed9213 1 year ago

Last reply by Web Surfer 8 months ago

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My firefox keep changing eno matter how many times i revert these changes

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also … (read more)

Right now the startup screen and the default search engine is Yahoo. I change it back to google (which is what i had) but when i restart Firefox, i see yahoo again. Also the default search engine is yahoo again.

Asked by megasanthoshmuthu 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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SYNC PROBLEM

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,… (read more)

HI I JUST REINSTALLED WIN 10 AND REINSTALLED FIREFOX I SIGNED IN TO MY ACCOUNT AND PRESSED SYNC BUTTON , BUT NOTHING HAPPENED . NO LOGIN NO BOOKMARKS NO SAVED FEATURES ,NO COOKIES . NOTHING CAME BACK . I TRIED REINSTALL FIREFOX AND LOGGED OUT AND IN AGAIN BUT NOTHING ! PLEASE HELP

Asked by mANI 9 months ago

Last reply by Ankit Kumar 9 months ago

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Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now: Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy An error occurred during a connection to idmsa… (read more)

After Firefox updated, I can no longer access www.apple.com. This is the error I get now:

Blocked by X-Frame-Options Policy

An error occurred during a connection to idmsa.apple.com.

Firefox prevented this page from loading in this context because the page has an X-Frame-Options policy that disallows it.

Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue as soon as possible. Thank You.

Asked by David 1 year ago

Last reply by kris.sor 9 months ago

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How to move tabs back below bookmarks toolbar like they used to be.

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Fir… (read more)

I have avoided upgrading to the latest Firefox for over a year now because new versions always move the tabs back to the top of the browser window. But this time when Firefox reloaded it upgraded itself and I had no choice. I was a graphic artist for decades, and it makes no sense to have the tabs all the way at the top, because your eye has to jump up to the top, away from the window itself, every time you want to move between tabs. It makes no sense, but so far Firefox has ignored these complaints (I'm not the only one) and has not offered a simple toggle in preferences or somewhere to move the tabs where they should IMO be.

I seem to have lost the instructions to do my own coding to move the damn things, and I would really appreciate if someone could tell me how I can move them back where they belong. And Firefox, PLEASE. People have been requesting this for several years now that I'm aware of, so PLEASE make this simple change and allow users the choice of how their browser windows should look.

Asked by jmazzeo 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Browsing history weirdly limited view

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently: If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps?… (read more)

From a non-programmer who used Chrome a lot until recently:

If I hit Cntrl-H like I would in Chrome, I get a frustratingly limited view. Why does it not show timestamps? So I spend time searching and find out about the Library window, and Control+Shift+H. Okay, so that's at least making it possible to see timestamps. Typing this right now, I don't remember if I had to manually add a column to see timestamps, but if I did Jesus Christ. I nearly installed some other software (MZHistoryView) before finding out about Control+Shift+H, just to see timestamps.

Also, every time I press the awkward Control+Shift+H hotkey, it resets the view to "Today". I don't know why it wouldn't default to "Just keep scrolling for as many days as you want". If I search for a specific site immediately after opening the window, then it includes entries for more days than just today. But before searching, it cuts off my view to just today. What's the point of that? Who would want such a restriction as the default view?

Asked by jotto123 9 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Sorry. We’ve locked your account.

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need… (read more)

I'm trying to sync my firefox account but everytime it appears, I have already did what it ask me to do in "Firefox Sync Verification Email FAQs" what do I do now? I need my bookmarks, GOD PLEASE.

Asked by denielt 1 year ago

Last reply by gwh74137 9 months ago

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Having trouble starting firefox

So i've been having trouble starting fire fox after it updates. The last couple of times i just kept trying and it worked but this last time nothing seemed to solve the p… (read more)

So i've been having trouble starting fire fox after it updates. The last couple of times i just kept trying and it worked but this last time nothing seemed to solve the problem. So i old-school troubleshooted the problem by opening task manager, going to process' and selecting all users when trying to start fire fox. And i noticed another set of process's opening and closing with fire fox under the name LVPrcSrv except there was one more of these process's than there were of fire fox so as soon as fire fox and the additional LVPrcSrv process's closed i manually ended the last remaining LVPrcSrv process and then tried to start fire fox again and this time it work. I'm worried this trick wont work again so i'd like to ask the Mozilla developer whats actually wrong with my fire fox so i can fix it before it becomes permanently inoperable.

Asked by Sin Shadow Fox 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 months ago

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Any Firefox versions above 73+ are slow after upgrading from 72.0.2

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.co… (read more)

Since Firefox 73 was released I noticed after upgrading that Firefox became insanely slow on a significant number of websites. For example youtube.com or finance.yahoo.com were really slow at loading compared to Firefox 72. CPU usage on one of my cores goes very high.

This page for example would load the main screen fairly quick then it would stall while it loads all the stock widgets on the page which it doesn't do with Firefox 72 :

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/SPLK

In general I've noticed an overall loading sluggishness even with simple pages like google.com etc. Just not as snappy to load.

In all cases Firefox 72 and Chrome work fast and snappy. Tried Firefox 73 and Firefox 76+ and they run awful.

When I first noticed the issue back when Firefox73 was released, I gave up and rolled back to a Firefox 72 backup and thought it was probably a bug that would be sorted later. Tried again today with Firefox 76 and I still have the same issue so I have had to roll back to Firefox 72 again.

Things I have tried that have NOT helped :

Disabled all addons/extensions Set Default Theme Disabled DNS over HTTPS Cleared cache/cookies Deleted content-prefs.sqlite Disabled hardware acceleration Tried different values for content process limit Disabled smooth scrolling

Can anyone help please or am I going to be stuck on Firefox 72 forever?

Thanks.

Asked by Laxity 10 months ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 9 months ago

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Firefox is not loading any pages and not even option(settings page) after upgrading to v72 on Windows Server 2008 R2

We have upgraded Mozilla Firefox v72 64Bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 and found that none of the pages are loading. Even Option(Settings) is not opening. It shows blank pa… (read more)

We have upgraded Mozilla Firefox v72 64Bit on Windows Server 2008 R2 and found that none of the pages are loading. Even Option(Settings) is not opening. It shows blank page. Tried re-installation, restart of system and nothing works.

Asked by Veerapandiyan Samikannu 1 year ago

Last reply by EarthBoundX5 9 months ago

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Print to PDF as text

I've been using PDFcreator for years. Just recently, when I print to PDF from Firefox, it has started producing PDFs that do not contain searchable text (ie where the tex… (read more)

I've been using PDFcreator for years. Just recently, when I print to PDF from Firefox, it has started producing PDFs that do not contain searchable text (ie where the text from the webpage becomes a raster image).

PDFcreator still works properly with all other software (including Chrome). Can anyone recommend a way I can make Firefox start behaving itself?

Thanks!

Asked by GKW 1 year ago

Last reply by sharad.lele 9 months ago

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Cant load outlook login screen - only change this morning added facebook container

Logged in happily to outlook today , now cant - only change was i added facebook container - but didnt stop straight away - have tried safe mode and refreshed firefox - s… (read more)

Logged in happily to outlook today , now cant - only change was i added facebook container - but didnt stop straight away - have tried safe mode and refreshed firefox - still cant - but I can still log in in explorer and edge ...

Asked by fiona.mcneil 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Lost All My Bookmarks - Can't find any restore !! Please HELP. Been spending hours unsuccessfully.

Recently I have been having issues with my laptop. So, I decided to set my Windows 10 laptop back to factory settings. After the successful factory settings, I downloaded… (read more)

Recently I have been having issues with my laptop. So, I decided to set my Windows 10 laptop back to factory settings. After the successful factory settings, I downloaded the latest version of Firefox and tried logging into my Firefox account. For some odd reason, it wouldn't recognize my login username and password. So, I tried to reset my password. After resetting my password, I managed to log into my Firefox account but all my bookmarks disappeared. I tried to restore but all I see is today's date and no other previous restore (see screenshot).

I am extremely exhausted trying to figure out a way to get back my bookmarks as it has many years of bookmarks that I need to use back.

I would appreciate any help on this matter.

Asked by Murad Karimi 1 year ago

Last reply by gwo.viral 9 months ago

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How to stop Firefox from opening on computer startup?

I've checked the "Startup" on my laptop and Mozilla nor Firefox are listed, yet Firefox still opens whenever the computer starts up. I even close down Firefox before shu… (read more)

I've checked the "Startup" on my laptop and Mozilla nor Firefox are listed, yet Firefox still opens whenever the computer starts up. I even close down Firefox before shutting down the laptop. Help please :)

Asked by terryflorida4 1 year ago

Last reply by astratton 9 months ago

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Why is video quality is worse on Firefox 72 than Chrome 79?

When I stream Hulu on my laptop, the video quality is noticeably worse on Firefox than Chrome. I tried toggling settings (graphics acceleration) and turning-off plug-ins.… (read more)

When I stream Hulu on my laptop, the video quality is noticeably worse on Firefox than Chrome. I tried toggling settings (graphics acceleration) and turning-off plug-ins. The video is still much sharper on Chrome.

Asked by chiuwilliam 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago

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Sync is creating folders/bms that existed in the past or never existed

FF 72.0.1 for Windows. See if I can explain this problem. I migrated Chrome bookmarks to a new profile on my desktop. I cleaned up the migration bookmarks and saved to… (read more)

FF 72.0.1 for Windows. See if I can explain this problem. I migrated Chrome bookmarks to a new profile on my desktop. I cleaned up the migration bookmarks and saved to an html file for a backup. I also created a new profile on my laptop that I did attempt to sync with the desktop which was when I first noticed issues with the synced bookmarks/folders.

RIght now I have sync turned off on both machines and am concentrating only on the desktop. I deleted all the bookmarkbackups directory files and deleted places.sqlite and imported the saved html file to get the desktop where I want it. However, when I turn sync on (with sync turned off on the laptop) it adds folders and bookmarks, some of which were NOT there in the Chrome migration and some duplicates that I had created on the laptop. Deleting the WEAVE directory makes no difference. I don't know where this information is coming from, whether cache or ff backups, but I want to have a clean set of bookmarks, that I can sync to a clean laptop.

Can someone please tell me where this previously synced (some not) information is coming from so I can delete and start from scratch.

Asked by dmcmillen 1 year ago

Last reply by MA 2 Oliveira 10 months ago

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Recently, my Windows 10 Firefox will not play internet audio although it works in Linux and other browsers work in Windows.

Firefox in Windows 10 will not play any audio produced from sites on the internet. Firefox internet audio works fine when I boot into Linux. All other browser that I us… (read more)

Firefox in Windows 10 will not play any audio produced from sites on the internet. Firefox internet audio works fine when I boot into Linux. All other browser that I use, Chrome, Opera, Windows (whatever it is called, I rarely use it) present no internet audio problems. Firefox is my default browser in both OSs, but I will have to move to an alternate until I can get this issue resolved. Thanks.

Asked by carusoswi 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 9 months ago