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Restore tab keyboard shortcut not working

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The sh… (read more)

For the last few updates of firefox I haven't been able to restore closed tabs with the regular keyboard shortcut (believe it was ctrl+alt+t and now ctrl+shift+t). The shortcut simply does nothing at all. It is frustrating as sometimes I close a tab by accident and then I have to go through the whole process clicking to find it instead of being able to bring it back up in half the time using the shortcut. I am on firefox 90.0.

Asked by kats4eva 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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ARE THERE NO DEVELOPERS OF ANY SOFTWARE WHO DO NOT USE GOOGLE SERVICES, THE WORLDS MOST EVIL FOREIGN ESPIONAGE AGENT?

I FIREWALL BLOCK GOOGLE! ARE THERE NO DEVELOPERS OF ANY SOFTWARE ANY WHERE WHO DO NOT USE GOOGLE SERVICES IN THEIR SOFTWARE? GOOGLE IS THE WORLDS MOST EVIL FOREIGN ESPION… (read more)

I FIREWALL BLOCK GOOGLE! ARE THERE NO DEVELOPERS OF ANY SOFTWARE ANY WHERE WHO DO NOT USE GOOGLE SERVICES IN THEIR SOFTWARE? GOOGLE IS THE WORLDS MOST EVIL FOREIGN ESPIONAGE AGENT! HOW STUPID HAS EVERYONE BECOME THAT THEY CANNOT SEE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE TO YOUR PRIVACY? EVERY STINKING PIECE OF CODE I LOOK INTO IN THE OPEN SOURCE WORLD CONTAINS GOOGLE CODE! THEY SPY ON EVERYONE ALL OVER THE WORLD! HOW STUPID HAVE YOU BECOME AMERICA? GET A CLUE! START WRITING YOUR OWN CODE AND AVOID AND BLOCK GOOGLE CODE! DO NOT GET CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN WHEN GOOGLE STARTS DEMANDING YOU SHUT DOWN YOUR WEBSITES BECAUSE YOU DISAGREE WITH THEIR POLICIES! EVER SINCE i HEARD THE STORY ABOUT GOOGLE WRITING CODE AND DOING A PROJECT FOR THE CHINESE MILITARY I HAVE BEEN FIREWALL BLOCKING ALL GOOGLE SERVICES! I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT EVERYONE USES THEIR SERVICES! WHAT HAPPENS TO YOUR CODE OR WEBSITE WHEN GOOGLE GOES PERMANENTLY DOWN BECAUSE OF A NUCLEAR STRIKE ON SAN FRANCISCO? i WILL TELL YOU WHEN THAT HAPPENS ALL YOUR WEBSITES GO DOWN AND YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO REMAIN CONNECTED! STOP USING GOOGLE SERVICES! WRITE YOUR OWN SERVICES! THEN YOUR WEBSITES WILL CONTINUE TO FUNCTION WHEN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO OCCURS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND YOU WILL END UP BECOMING THE SAVIORS OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB OF CONNECTIVITY!

Asked by Virgil U 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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Ebay listing

We are receiving this message from Ebay when attempting to list a product (see below). Any suggestions how to work around it please? Thank you. Did Not Connect: Potentia… (read more)

We are receiving this message from Ebay when attempting to list a product (see below). Any suggestions how to work around it please? Thank you.


Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to scgi.ebay.co.uk because this website requires a secure connection.

What can you do about it?

scgi.ebay.co.uk has a security policy called HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS), which means that Firefox can only connect to it securely. You can’t add an exception to visit this site.

The issue is most likely with the website, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the website’s administrator about the problem.

Asked by nj.m 1 week ago

Answered by nj.m 1 week ago

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How can I start fresh as a new Firefox user?

My switch from the release version to ESR seemed to go well, but my history and many of my settings and data, including my pinned tabs and extensive notes used by add-ons… (read more)

My switch from the release version to ESR seemed to go well, but my history and many of my settings and data, including my pinned tabs and extensive notes used by add-ons, were gone. I managed to reconstruct most of them, but was distressed to find that when Fx updated my ESR version those settings were again gone.

I have again restored most of the lost settings (including the one not to automatically update!) but I know I can't defer Fx updates indefinitely, and I also expect I may want to return at some point to the release version--and I desperately don't want to have to reconstruct my settings any more (or at least more than one last time). I'm not concerned about the loss of my history

Since I'm prepared to note all my settings first, starting fresh seems like a viable solution. I just need to know how (unless you can suggest a better option). I'd be happy with either the release or ESR channel.

Asked by Odin3 1 week ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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How can I start fresh as a new Firefox user?

My switch from the release version to ESR seemed to go well, but my history and many of my settings and data, including my pinned tabs and extensive notes used by add-ons… (read more)

My switch from the release version to ESR seemed to go well, but my history and many of my settings and data, including my pinned tabs and extensive notes used by add-ons, were gone. I managed to reconstruct most of them, but was distressed to find that when Fx updated my ESR version those settings were again gone.

I have again restored most of the lost settings (including the one not to automatically update!) but I know I can't defer Fx updates indefinitely, and I also expect I may want to return at some point to the release version--and I desperately don't want to have to reconstruct my settings any more (or at least more than one last time). I'm not concerned about the loss of my history

Since I'm prepared to note all my settings first, starting fresh seems like a viable solution. I just need to know how (unless you can suggest a better option). I'd be happy with either the release or ESR channel.

Asked by Odin3 1 week ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 week ago

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streaming problems

hello. I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on … (read more)

hello.

I currently have a problem not being able to stream films on netflix, amazon prime, disney plus using firefox browser. This issue happened overnight. Depending on the site a certain error code message will pop up then the same yellow bar at the top says "the widevineCdm plugin has crashed..." i have reloaded the page, sent the report. uninstalled and installed firefox...but the issue continues. This happened roughtly 2 weeks ago and the problem hasnt resolved itself. Safari allows me to stream most sites barr disney plus. Can anyone help. I've tried many of the things google has suggested and it hasnt fixed the problem. I have tried chrome also, there seems to be the same issue. does anyone have suggestions

Asked by eshy_g 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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CIRA Canadian Sheild

Hello, I just read an article from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), dated July 8, 2021: https://www.cira.ca/blog/canadian-shield/mozilla-firefox-cira-cana… (read more)

Hello,

I just read an article from CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority), dated July 8, 2021: https://www.cira.ca/blog/canadian-shield/mozilla-firefox-cira-canadian-shield?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=organic-email&utm_campaign=FY21&utm_content=the-dot-11

In it, they write, "Mozilla is enabling CIRA Canadian Shield as the default trusted recursive resolver (TRR) for Canadian Firefox users." I'm such a user. I also know *just* enough about the vast electronic highway system called the "Internet" to know I need safety and security measures in place.

I'm using FF 78.12 on MacOS Sierra.

I thought I'd see if CIRA Canadian Shield was the default proxy by going to Preferences > General > Network Settings. "Enable DNS over HTTPS" is selected, and the default provider is "Cloudflare." I clicked the drop down menu to see if CIRA Canadian Shield was offered as a selection. Alas, it is not. So, I selected "Custom" and typed in "CIRA Canadian Shield" (without quotation marks) and pressed "OK."

My questions are:

1) Is Mozilla enabling CIRA Canadian Shield by default as suggested in the article? 2) If so, why is it not indicated in the drop down menu? 3) Have I enabled CIRA Canadian Shield by typing it in the name as a custom proxy server?

Thank you for your help in advance. Please note, I have a rudimentary understanding of how this all works, so your simplified and somewhat non-technical answers are appreciated.

Asked by IngT 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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importing bookmarks empties folders I have created

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I i… (read more)

I do not use the sync function to keep my bookmarks up to date on separate computers. I have a location on a server that I can access from any of my machines. Usually I import and export to html bookmark file.

I have organized my bookmarks into various folders. When I attempted to update one of my boxes, all the bookmarks were removed from the folders and placed in a huge list in Other Bookmarks. The folder structure did not change, but all the folders were empty.

I tried to use a json file as an alternative, but this also had the same result.

I run Debian Linux on all my machines, if that matters.

What could be the problem?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by Scottzzz 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Change primary email address on Firefox Account

I need to Change my primary email address on my Firefox Account. HOWEVER, my old MAIN email address is defunct. The servers have been shut down & I no longer have a… (read more)

I need to Change my primary email address on my Firefox Account. HOWEVER, my old MAIN email address is defunct. The servers have been shut down & I no longer have access to it. I have my secondary email attached but it will not let me change it without sending a code to my old email. PLEASE HELP!

Asked by Buddy Lee 3 weeks ago

Answered by Buddy Lee 3 weeks ago

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sending email

Something new is happening - there is a slow and very obstructing problem in sending emails - I can receive emails normally but when I try to reply or to send a message, … (read more)

Something new is happening - there is a slow and very obstructing problem in sending emails - I can receive emails normally but when I try to reply or to send a message, a yellow bar appears telling me there is a huge content slowing my process and asks me to click 'stop' or 'wait' It now takes 15 - 20 minutes to wait to send a message This has never happened before and has been happening for two days now. Please correct this problem. Thank you

Asked by lizardiharp 1 month ago

Last reply by Seburo 1 month ago

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What's the difference between Session Restore and restoring Recently Closed Windows (Ctrl+Shift+N)?

Folks frequently bemoan that Firefox doesn't have the same Ctrl+Shift+T keyboard shortcut to Restore Previous Sessions that Chromium has (heck, I'm one of them), but I no… (read more)

Folks frequently bemoan that Firefox doesn't have the same Ctrl+Shift+T keyboard shortcut to Restore Previous Sessions that Chromium has (heck, I'm one of them), but I noticed that Ctrl+Shift+N will restore Previously Closed Windows. From a backend perspective, is there a functional difference between these two options? Does using the Restore Previous Sessions button in the History panel behave differently in regards to, I don't know, cookies or something? I'm a little hazy on what a "session" is and why it's important.

Asked by fiffox 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Buttons show as text in FF 78.11

Hello, I've had an ongoing problem that I've been ignoring, but today it was hard to ignore. I hope someone can help me. Some webpages load with code where the buttons sh… (read more)

Hello,

I've had an ongoing problem that I've been ignoring, but today it was hard to ignore. I hope someone can help me.

Some webpages load with code where the buttons should be. I've included a screen shot.

I'm running FF 78.11 on a 2011 MacBook Pro with OSX 10.12.

Steps I've taken to try and fix the problem: - emptied the cache - turned off all privacy extensions independent of one another: ADP, Privacy Badger, Ghostery, Enhanced Tracking Protection and AdGuard - restarted with adons disabled

These steps didn't work.

The pages load with no problems on Chrome and Ghostery Dawn.

What is the problem here, and what can I do to fix it?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by IngT 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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How To Get Better Autoplay Blocking

Firefox already has features for blocking autoplay. I use all of those. But, some websites still manage to autoplay! Is there a way to stop those devious websites? Exampl… (read more)

Firefox already has features for blocking autoplay. I use all of those.

But, some websites still manage to autoplay! Is there a way to stop those devious websites? Examples include Yahoo Finance and ESPN.

I already have Autoplay set to "Block Audio and Video" in the Permissions section of Settings. I have also gone into about:config and set the following:

media.autoplay.allow-extension-background-pages false media.autoplay.block-event.enabled true media.autoplay.block-webaudio true media.autoplay.default 5

Is there anything else I can do?

Also, does anyone know *why* firefox is allowing these videos to play?

Asked by Parasnailer 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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No text showing, only images from today on one news website.

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but th… (read more)

I haven't installed any new Add-ons for over a year but suddenly today the Telegraph.co.uk website is only displaying images. I disabled all Add-ons, re started FF but that hasn't fixed it. Safari is okay though. Mac 10.11.6 and FF 78.10.1esr Thanks for any tips, can't do without a proper newspaper. Kryters.

Asked by kryten 2 months ago

Answered by kryten 1 month ago

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i forgot my password but is still connected to the account, is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data?

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account… (read more)

is there a way so i can transfer the sync data to a different profile or change my current account password so i wont lose my sync data? inside my current firefox account i have tons of data i would rather not lost so please tell me a way to keep all my data

Asked by tim 1 month ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 month ago

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Widevine CDM stopped working on Firefox ESR after June 1st, 2021 upgrade.

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest. My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Si… (read more)

Hi. I've noticed similar messages like this after previous Firefox upgrades, but not for the latest.

My Firefox ESR was automatically updated to 78.11 on June 1, 2021. Since then I have not been able to access Amazon Prime. The error says:

Your web browser is missing a digital rights component.

In your web browser’s address bar, type about:addons, press Enter, and then on the left, click Plugins. For the Widevine Content Decryption Module, select Always Activate, and then refresh the video’s page and try watching the video. If the video doesn’t play, go back to Plugins, click the gear icon at the top of the page, and then click Check for Updates. When the plugins have updated, refresh the video’s page, and then try watching the video.

The suggestions get me no where. It is already on "Always Activate" and newer updates are available.

I tried uninstalling and reinstalling a early version, but this does not work either. I get a message at the top saying that "Firefox is installing components needed to plate the audio or video on this page. Please try again later." "Later" is apparently never.

Has any else had this issue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by michaelvcooper1 1 month ago

Answered by bvandyk 1 month ago

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Virgin TV Go asking for browser update

I've been using Firefox with Virgin Media's TV Go https://virgintvgo.virginmedia.com/en.html for quite a while without a problem. After the latest update I got the messag… (read more)

I've been using Firefox with Virgin Media's TV Go https://virgintvgo.virginmedia.com/en.html for quite a while without a problem. After the latest update I got the message to update the browser to the latest version and restart. I've tried talking to Virgin about it but been given the runaround by them - surprise. I've tried other browsers, Safari, Chrome, but the quality of the stream is poor compared to what I was getting with Firefox. Has anyone got any ideas? Any hopes?

Thanks

Asked by marc82 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

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Default Theme

In new version of Firefox (89) Default theme is installed but refuses to load properly it looks like the Light theme, when i am switching it to Light theme and after Def… (read more)

In new version of Firefox (89) Default theme is installed but refuses to load properly it looks like the Light theme, when i am switching it to Light theme and after Default theme there is no difference it looks like Light theme anyway...Can you help me with it?

Asked by babu_92 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago