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Migrating Firefox from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange … (read more)

The profile folder on the new installation is to be replaced with that from the old. So far so good, I've copied the profile folder from Windows and now want to exchange it for the profile folder on the new Ubuntu computer. Problem is that this is the very latest Ubuntu version (only a few weeks old) and there IS no profiles folder in Firefox!

What there is, is a profiles.ini file but I am reluctant to put it in there because it does not appear to have anything to do with the contents of the ex-windows profile folder.

There is an option to create a new folder but I'm not at all sure what this would do.

Hope you can help

Blessed be Karma

Asked by Karma Singh 1 year ago

Answered by Karma Singh 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Memory leak / Handle leak

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". Wha… (read more)

When my Webroot comes back with its scan report it always says that "an active process has a possible handle leak" and "an active process has a possible memory leak". What's that all about? I am not a techie, so please explain. It doesn't sound very reassuring, does it?

Asked by angus7 1 year ago

Answered by la3amon 1 year ago

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Alphabetize bookmarks in a folder

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my boo… (read more)

I followed the instructions to alphabetize my bookmarks in the folder from where I imported them from Microsoft Edge. When I open the bookmark icon in Firefox, all my bookmarks are alphabetized form "y" to "a". How do I put them in alphabetical order?

Sorry about the image quality, I couldn't get a screen capture so I photographed the display.

Thank you

Asked by stealexander 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox won't let me change my default search engine and I can't search for anything

So I downloaded a few programs that were legitimate, no viruses or anything I checked, but also added a few programs. When I started seeing weird problems with firefox, I… (read more)

So I downloaded a few programs that were legitimate, no viruses or anything I checked, but also added a few programs. When I started seeing weird problems with firefox, I went to uninstall them from my windows, and I did. I uninstalled every program from today. But Firefox still won't let me search anything. When using the search bar, if it's one word, it'll search and automatically put other things in the search to make it look for a website. If it's more than one word, it just doesn't respond to me hitting enter or clicking the search button. I believe it's because Firefox seems to have lost all options for a default search engine. It has nothing selected for a default search engine, and whenever I click on it to show options, it just doesn't. Also, I have no weird add-ons that showed up, and the problem persists even when I disable every add-on I have. There are also no weird plugins. Can someone help? I'd rather not have to search google.com every time I want to search for something.

Asked by Landon the Lonely 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 80.0 not loading on puppy linux 6.3.2.

Will not load. Running from console produces the included screenshot text then exits on a channel error. I'll submit the crash report again when I figure out again how t… (read more)

Will not load. Running from console produces the included screenshot text then exits on a channel error. I'll submit the crash report again when I figure out again how to do that. (Hint- assistance welcome) Ross Smith

Asked by Rosscoe68 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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Right-click menu "Open Link in New Window" option is missing

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window" I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option … (read more)

Currently the menu only shows "Open Link in New Tab" and "Open Link in New Private Window"

I seem to remember having to edit something in about:config to get this option in the past, but I just installed Firefox on a new computer and can't find the option.

I'm aware that there are other methods of doing that (middle click), but that's not ideal as I'm really used to using the right-click menu.

Asked by ned30000 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Logged in youtube, can't post comments, subscribe and no notifications.

Hello, A few days ago I reinstalled win10. I backed up my firefox profile to keep all the data I had. After reinstall everything works except youtube. I can log in as usu… (read more)

Hello,

A few days ago I reinstalled win10. I backed up my firefox profile to keep all the data I had. After reinstall everything works except youtube. I can log in as usual, I can access my youtube settings, subscriptions etc. but I can not post comments, subscribe/unsubscribe to a channel or get notifications. When I try to subscribe/unsubscribe youtube gives the error "your session has expired, please login" and when I press the login button in the window it forwards me directly to the homepage of the channel I was trying to subscribe.

What I have tried: Delete cookies and data: nothing Uninstall firefox completely and delete all the data in user appdata folders and reinstall clean with a new profie: nothing

Any ideas? The same youtube account works perfectly on Chrome. I can post, subscribe, and get notifications.

This has become very frustrating since I use firefox since 2007 and I do not want to switch to another browser.

Thanks in advance.

Asked by vanu_radu 1 year ago

Answered by vanu_radu 1 year ago

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icloud not opening

Hi all, All of a sudden icloud won't open. I just get the black band across the top with apple icon in top left corner, and white page with pin wheel spinning. I've tri… (read more)

Hi all, All of a sudden icloud won't open. I just get the black band across the top with apple icon in top left corner, and white page with pin wheel spinning. I've tried a system refresh and uninstall and reinstall. I read that checking Java Script in Internet Explorer was a fix but that was fine. Thank you.

Asked by Tony 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Restore Session Broken

In my main profile, restore session stopped working. The option is set, but it doesn't work. It worked for 3 years since I created this profile, but now it doesn't work… (read more)

In my main profile, restore session stopped working. The option is set, but it doesn't work. It worked for 3 years since I created this profile, but now it doesn't work.

Recently, this profile has been crashing regularly on quit. I quit (CRTL-Q) and the window does away, then 10 seconds later, I get a pop up message saying that firefox crashed.

Just a moment ago, I had a system crash and now this profile refuses to restore my session. When I started it, there was a new session and all the backup session files contain new sessions, not my tabs. Lost all tabs.

Anyone else seeing this?

Asked by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

Answered by FirefoxFan 1 year ago

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Firefox Sometimes Has Screen Glitches (Menu Popped Up and Closed)

This screen glitches came out of nowhere and it is annoying. The problem has occur since yesterday. I have to press anything on the keyboard to make it stop, but even the… (read more)

This screen glitches came out of nowhere and it is annoying.

The problem has occur since yesterday. I have to press anything on the keyboard to make it stop, but even then it is still occur like randomly.

I don't know what triggers it, but here is the video: https://youtu.be/S_KghE3GS1I

These are some info I can give you: - I had Ghostery add-on but I had remove it and the problem still occur - I have this problem with the old Firefox version (latest update is 2019 version) and after updating to the latest version 79.0 (64-bit) the problem still occur - Previously the setting was using hardware acceleration, but after unchecking it the problem still occur - I have clear cache and it's not solving the problem - I have connect and disconnecting the WiFi connection and it is still there - I have restart my PC after all of that and it doesn't solve anything

Please help me!

Asked by aldi45gabriel 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Firefox and Prime video error "Your Device is connected to the internet using a VPN or proxy service"

Hi, I am getting the above error currently when I try to access amazon Prime Video using Firefox. I have loaded Firefox with all addons disabled and still get the error. … (read more)

Hi,

I am getting the above error currently when I try to access amazon Prime Video using Firefox. I have loaded Firefox with all addons disabled and still get the error. I do have a VPN but was not connected to it at the time.

I can also access Amazon Prime at the same time as I am getting the error in Firefox with Microsoft Edge and Chrome with no issues.

Asked by nylans 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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screen shots

I have many screen shots on my computer. But, when I view a screen shot, how do I access the web site I got the screen shot from? Is there a way to do that. Looking at th… (read more)

I have many screen shots on my computer. But, when I view a screen shot, how do I access the web site I got the screen shot from? Is there a way to do that. Looking at the picture in itself, I can't tell how I got it and I want to know where it came from. Can anyone help? Thank you.

Asked by sciencemagic 1 year ago

Last reply by sciencemagic 1 year ago

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How is YouTube able to launch a pop-up window without a border?

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while t… (read more)

I was just using YouTube, clicked some button, and a pop-up video appeared that I could drag anywhere on the screen, even outside the browser window. It took me a while to realize that it's actually a pop-up window with no border, no file menu, no address bar! just a floating video with no border at all! Very creepy!

What is going on here? How can this be possible? Why is Firefox allowing this? Surely if sites are allowed to make windows pop up without borders, it represents a huge security risk? They could pretend to be anything - a message from Firefox, a Windows error message, anything at all. I am so concerned about this! I presume this is a new feature of Firefox and it needs to be stopped immediately!

Lately, Firefox seems to be giving more and more control over to web developers, and taking away more of the users' rights and security. It is worrying and I don't like where things are going. Why can't Firefox just concentrate on being a great browser instead of allowing developers to do new things?

Asked by MartyJames 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to input Chinese in Firefox

I am using 79.0 (64-bit) now, but since many versions back, Chinese input stops working in Firefox and I have never got around to deal with it. On Windows 10, I have othe… (read more)

I am using 79.0 (64-bit) now, but since many versions back, Chinese input stops working in Firefox and I have never got around to deal with it. On Windows 10, I have other languages keyboard such as Russian/Japanese/Chinese/French etc. Depending on the need, I switch to other keyboard to enter the language in various places such as search box, form on a page etc. However, since many versions back (I can not remember when), Chinese language (pinyin) input stops working. If I don't get any tips on resolve this, I will enter a bug. Yes, I already tried the safe mode.

Asked by ynotswim 1 year ago

Answered by ynotswim 1 year ago

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SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work. It is a trusted site that… (read more)

Since the last update, I am receiving the error message SSL_ERROR_BAD_MAC_ALERT when I access one website that I need to use as part of my work.

It is a trusted site that I have used for many years. The error message above displays and I get the option to retry which usually works, but I lose any content up to that point.

I have contacted the website owners as suggested and they say it is a Mozilla issue. I found a couple of suggestions to fix this on-line, but it did not work.

Can you help?

Asked by franlousimon 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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How can I reduce the line spacing in the Firefox address-bar drop-down list

Three years ago I asked this question and received a good answer (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1168880) but the solution posted then stopped working a … (read more)

Three years ago I asked this question and received a good answer (see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1168880) but the solution posted then stopped working a few releases ago. That solution was to use some css

 #PopupAutoCompleteRichResult .autocomplete-richlistitem {
   height: 26px !important;
   min-height: 26px !important;
 }

but the suggested css no longer seems to have any effect. Any ideas how I can get a nice compact drop-down list?

Asked by OneMoreName 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago