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Cookies stored but logged off at every restart, any clue why?

Every single time I open Firefox once more, all my website get logged off somehow, even though it says that there are cookies stored. Not much else to put in the table wh… (read more)

Every single time I open Firefox once more, all my website get logged off somehow, even though it says that there are cookies stored. Not much else to put in the table when I am clueless myself.

Asked by wizardlink 6 months ago

Answered by Matthew Thomas 6 months ago

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How do I sync bookmarks from Waterfox Classic to Firefox on the same Mac?

I used to use Firefox but changed to Waterfox Classic a couple of years ago. I have now downloaded Waterfox Current but can't transfer my bookmarks and passwords to the … (read more)

I used to use Firefox but changed to Waterfox Classic a couple of years ago. I have now downloaded Waterfox Current but can't transfer my bookmarks and passwords to the new Waterfox. All the suggestions on the sub-Reddit group do not work because I am not sufficiently computer literate to understand them and/or they are incorrect. Syncing did nothing so I am back on Firefox but syncing here does not bring all the bookmarks from Waterfox Classic to Firefox either. As noted, I am to all intents and purposes computer illiterate plus I am in my mid-seventies with no teenagers around to solve techie problems for me. I really don't want to have to open my bookmarked sites in Firefox and them bookmark them manually, so is there an easy way to get my bookmarks and passwords from Waterfox Classic to Firefox. If so, can someone point me in the direction of an idiot's guide so I can revert to Firefox as my default browser? Thank you

Asked by CJHa 6 months ago

Answered by CJHa 6 months ago

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Default Search Engine Reverts Back to Google

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts… (read more)

In the Search panel of the Preferences page I have changed my preferred search engine to DuckDuckGo. It will stay as this until I quit and reopen Firefox, when it reverts back to Google. I've tried this a few times but it always goes back. I've looked for a cookie that might be being deleted, but there are none on my machine (that I can see).

I'm running Firefox 72.0.2 on a Mac with Catalina 10.15.2 and also have Firefox apps on an iPhone and iPad.

Can anyone shed any light? Thanks in advance

Asked by stuart22 6 months ago

Answered by stuart22 6 months ago

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Arial fonts show dingbats on search results and pages with Extensis Suitcase... cannot resolve.

I've read many support posts. I cannot find a solution that works. This does not happen on Chrome nor Safari. I have turned off all findable Arial duplicates in Extensis,… (read more)

I've read many support posts. I cannot find a solution that works. This does not happen on Chrome nor Safari. I have turned off all findable Arial duplicates in Extensis, etc. I just have no idea where this occurs and I want/need Firefox for my default browser while I run development sites with grid and use Firefoxes Inspector tool.

Asked by Mac 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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When I click on Install for Firefox update, a window says "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure".

I read the recommended articles for this problem on the Firefox website and deleted the files: Delete the following files: extensions.sqlite , extensions.sqlite-j… (read more)

I read the recommended articles for this problem on the Firefox website and deleted the files: Delete the following files: extensions.sqlite , extensions.sqlite-journal , extensions.ini , extensions.json and Restarted Firefox. That didn't work. I also turned everything in Bitdefender off and tried to install the update, but that didn't work either. The Notice says: Firefox update Important Firefox update available. Click "Install" to continue. Program firefox.exe Verified Publisher: Flash Player Necessary measures: Now click on “Continue to Installation ” and then on “Add” to complete the process. See attached screeshot When I click on Install a window comes up that says: "Allow newsoftware-update.com to install an add-on?" When I click on "Continue to Installation" the window that says "The add-on could not be downloaded because of a connection failure" appears. See attached screenshot. So far I have not been able to get past that. Please help. Thanks

Asked by Eli Dumitru 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Why is FireFox so slow

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow. I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see … (read more)

I currently have version 72.0.2 and it is so slow.

I suspected an ISP problem although I have fibre optics but I just have to compare FIreFox with another browser to see that FireFox is the problem.

For instance, on the same site, I can call up a different page in around 5 seconds with FireFox whereas the same change of page takes well under 2 seconds with the Avast Browser.

Opening 3 tabs simultaneously in FireFox when I launch it takes YONKS whereas it used to load all 3 pages in a blink.

I already have add ons like "Disable HTML5 Autoplay" installed to speed up things.

What is the solution please?

Asked by SafeTex 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Do tracking protection addons interfere with Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection?

I currently have Privacy Badger and Privacy Possum installed and activated in my desktop browser, but I also have Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection turned on and set… (read more)

I currently have Privacy Badger and Privacy Possum installed and activated in my desktop browser, but I also have Firefox's Enhanced Tracking Protection turned on and set to Strict as well. Some sites I go to, both Badger and Possum say that they are blocking trackers, yet the Firefox ETP Shield doesn't indicate that anything is being blocked at all. Is it possible that both Badger and Possum are interfering with Firefox ETP, keeping it from working by getting to the trackers first? If that is the case, is it a good idea to keep these addons or should I let ETP handle all the work with protecting me from trackers?

Asked by Evan Bremer 6 months ago

Answered by Matthew Thomas 6 months ago

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Menu title for Mac Share Sheet to create shortcut?

In Firefox on my Mac, I frequently click on the Page Actions ("three little dots") at the end of the URL bar, and then from the options that pop up, click on "Share" that… (read more)

In Firefox on my Mac, I frequently click on the Page Actions ("three little dots") at the end of the URL bar, and then from the options that pop up, click on "Share" that takes me to the Mac Share Sheet options (Air Drop, Messages, Mail, etc.)

In Mac System Preferences for the keyboard, you can create keyboard shortcuts for any application, and I'd like to create one for this action in Firefox. I just need to know the menu pathway. For example, in Safari, it is "File->Share->[Air Drop, Messages, Mail, etc.]"

I cannot find/figure out the menu pathway in Firefox for the Mac Share Sheet. Can anyone help??

I've added screenshots of: 1) Accessing the Share Sheet in Firefox via the "three little dots" in the URL bar 2) The Mac System Preferences Keyboard Shortcuts creation window showing the menu pathway title I'm needing to figure out 3) The Share Sheet menu pathway in Safari for comparison/reference

TIA!

Asked by mythicsoul 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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I have my primary email account set to forward all my messages to another gmail account. Suddenly the forwarding stopped . . . how do I fix this?

I used to receive all my emails from my primary email account in my secondary account. Now this is not happening. There was some sort of change to my FireFox account th… (read more)

I used to receive all my emails from my primary email account in my secondary account. Now this is not happening. There was some sort of change to my FireFox account that may have stopped the messages being forwarded. I checked and the forward is still set up with the primary email, so there is something blocking it in the secondary email and I can't figure out what?

Asked by Anne 6 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 months ago

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my firefox and chrome toolbars are live synced, if i change one they both change, but they were seperate but are now merged. how do i stop this

somehow the bookmarks toolbar on chrome now reflects my Firefox bookmarks and all my chrome bookmarks seem to have been sent to the end of the "merged" bookmarks toolbar.… (read more)

somehow the bookmarks toolbar on chrome now reflects my Firefox bookmarks and all my chrome bookmarks seem to have been sent to the end of the "merged" bookmarks toolbar. to find them i need to hit the >> and scroll down a long list.

If i move them around on chrome or firefox the changes are reflected on the other browser.

If i delete one it deletes from both.

How do i unlink the two, and how the heck did they become linked?

I run two different browsers at work for different purposes so each has a different set of required bookmarks.

Asked by Tim B 6 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 6 months ago

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incognito browing and all the sudden my entire page opens to a walmart ad..I don't go to walmart why is this going on this morning

Incognito, opened a newspaper page, then my medical site to see abt apt, then walmart took over my entire page not a little ad, the entire page. This happened twice. I cl… (read more)

Incognito, opened a newspaper page, then my medical site to see abt apt, then walmart took over my entire page not a little ad, the entire page. This happened twice. I cleared my cache, but I was and always am incognito. Why is this happening. I feel like restarting my computer from factory at this point I do not want anything taking over my page.

Asked by momknowsnotech 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Text of website https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ is missing the charakters x, y, z but only in lower case where x is not simply missing but replaced by "

Firefox 72.0.2 (64bit) with MAC OS Catalina 10.15.3 Problem occured only after changing to Catalina. On Safari no problem, also with the latest Firefox on Win 10 and Andr… (read more)

Firefox 72.0.2 (64bit) with MAC OS Catalina 10.15.3 Problem occured only after changing to Catalina. On Safari no problem, also with the latest Firefox on Win 10 and Android. When checking the website with the inspector all text is correct, refer to screenshot.

Asked by Norbert Reinkober 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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allow zero length book mark names

Bookmarks frequently have helpful cute little icons next to them. I like to rename many of my bookmarks (the Google ones) with zero length names - but the folder that dro… (read more)

Bookmarks frequently have helpful cute little icons next to them. I like to rename many of my bookmarks (the Google ones) with zero length names - but the folder that drops down is still wide to accomodate the "Open in all tabs." This could be a bit better.

Asked by Mrdrew 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Hundreds of emails disappeared overnight

Hundreds (possibly thousands) of emails disappeared overnight. When I look at my inbox now it shows thousands of emails as new that I know I deleted . It's as if everythi… (read more)

Hundreds (possibly thousands) of emails disappeared overnight. When I look at my inbox now it shows thousands of emails as new that I know I deleted . It's as if everything new was replaced with everything old. this appears to have happened to not just the In box but all my subfolders. I run my businesses online so I rely on email, and I get a ton of it. Now I can't respond to customers who's emails have disappeared!

Asked by PianoMan 6 months ago

Answered by McCoy 6 months ago

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Firefox won't display content like banners and flash websites

Firefox does not display banners in youtube videos or flash games and instead shows yellow fields with a red font. Everything works in MS Edge. Flash Player is correctly … (read more)

Firefox does not display banners in youtube videos or flash games and instead shows yellow fields with a red font. Everything works in MS Edge. Flash Player is correctly installed.

Asked by martin106 6 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 months ago

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How to restor Bookmarks and login pasfords... from old firefox 66 mint17.3 in to new Firefox?

This is my situation: I have folder with old Firefox 66 (?) from mint 17.3 /home/sylvester/Desktop/mwad0hks.default bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data, crashes,…… (read more)

This is my situation: I have folder with old Firefox 66 (?) from mint 17.3 /home/sylvester/Desktop/mwad0hks.default bookmarkbackups, browser-extension-data, crashes,… (containing 99 items),… I want to reach them to my new installation mint 19.3 Firefox Version 72.0.2 (32-bit) I want to know - what I need to know? in order to reach and restore old shebang in new browser (which file to open with witch program?)

Asked by sylnac 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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Firefox crashes on every boot

Hello, my name is Andrea and I'm writing from Italy. I used firefox (72.0.2, 64 bit, Windows 7 with two users account) up to two days ago but yesterday it started to cras… (read more)

Hello, my name is Andrea and I'm writing from Italy. I used firefox (72.0.2, 64 bit, Windows 7 with two users account) up to two days ago but yesterday it started to crash on every boot. It isn't possible to start FF in safe mode; I tried to uninstall completely FF (also the file in C:\program files etc.) and reinstall but the crashes continue. I run a memtest (memtest86) and the memory is Ok. The only way to run FF is in Windows safe mode (I'm writing with FF in Windows safe mode). I'd like to continue using FF in the future but I can't do it... Could you help me? Thanks a lot Andrea

Asked by Andrea 6 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 6 months ago

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How to get tabs from a previous session back when FF starts?

Hello everyone. I am an old FF Windows user, but faced something new since moved to FF on Mac. It does keep previous session when I try to troubleshoot - so I mean start… (read more)

Hello everyone. I am an old FF Windows user, but faced something new since moved to FF on Mac. It does keep previous session when I try to troubleshoot - so I mean starting it, opening couple of tabs and trying to restart - but unfortunately it does not if FF kept opened for days or weeks. That's a pain, as lot of pinned tabs collected to the moment and I simply do not remember what was that weeks ago and it's not so easy to search throughout the history.

Of course, Startup set to Restore previous session and History set to Remember. I am aware there might be sessionstore.js or something like this, but might be there is some additional magic option to be set to avoid the issue? I am aware of that "last window to close - the only to remember" problem. This is not the case.

Just one window. Only pinned tabs. Clean window on start. No option to restore previous session (it's empty).

Appreciate any idea. Thanks.

P.S. I have found this thread, unfortunately it was left unanswered and archived: https://support.mozilla.org/ru/questions/1174479

Asked by 25x8 6 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 months ago

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Firefox displays more login infos than I have for a site

I have serveral accoutinfos (username, password) saved in firefox. Normally, when wanting to login on one of these websites, firefox gave me only the one fitting login, w… (read more)

I have serveral accoutinfos (username, password) saved in firefox. Normally, when wanting to login on one of these websites, firefox gave me only the one fitting login, wich was good. Since 2-3 months I also get the fitting one and several other sites displayed as possible logins. These Websites have nothing to to with the website I want to login to. Not even the username / email address etc. are the same. In the attached scrrenshot, only the first two entries are for this very website. The rest does not make any sense.

This is really annoying. Is there a configuration to disable this which I haven't found yet ?

Asked by m26 5 months ago

Answered by McCoy 5 months ago