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Sync not working and stuck on loading forever

Hello, I have problems making the sync feature work on my Laptop+Android device. On my laptop, the "synchronize now" feature seems to work, but after ending doesn't actua… (read more)

Hello, I have problems making the sync feature work on my Laptop+Android device. On my laptop, the "synchronize now" feature seems to work, but after ending doesn't actually update my open pages. On my Android device it's even worse, it gets stuck on loading forever and never syncrhonizes anything. I had read that other synchronization features like history, bookmarks etc. might be the problem because they require a lot of time, so I kept them out of my synchronization. Even after that, the problem is still present on both my PC and my Smartphone

Asked by fil.hip 1 year ago

Answered by fil.hip 1 year ago

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Downloading torrent files

Greetings.Every time I try to download any torrent file browser asks what program to use. I always press open with Mutorrent and press button use as default program but e… (read more)

Greetings.Every time I try to download any torrent file browser asks what program to use. I always press open with Mutorrent and press button use as default program but every time I try to download it alwas ask same.I try a lot of things and nothing seems to help. Very annoying because instead of one click you need to do it 3 times and wait a delay.

Asked by iusechainsaw 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Loging into American Express Account

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my Us… (read more)

When I try to log into my AMEX account with FF, nothing happens. The screen refreshes itself, but no log in, and no error or other kind of message. I have entered my User Name and Password manually and using Auto fill, no success.

Logging into my AMEX account on Edge and Chrome, works fine.

Suggestions?

Asked by rcferris1 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Firefox Developer Edition. Developer Tools. Console. Can't get the command line prompt up, to test Javascript

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console … (read more)

Hello! Using Firefox Developer Edition. Trying to get the command line prompt so I can type Javascript for a class. When in ctrl + shift + K Developer Tools: Web Console command line interface prompt (>> ) not showing (where I can type and test js code.)

I have

  1. set the ' devtools.chrome.enabled preference to true in about:config, ' as suggested in docs (but it still has no >> to type on).
  2. Also enabled 'enable browser chrome and add on debugging' in developer... settings)

How can I type in the Firefox console to test Javascript commands? Thanks!

Asked by zainab.tech 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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About Firefox updates

Hi Firefox Team I am very happy to use this browser as it serves all my needs perfectly! So thanks you for that. The issue I have is about the updates. Whenever Firefox u… (read more)

Hi Firefox Team

I am very happy to use this browser as it serves all my needs perfectly! So thanks you for that.

The issue I have is about the updates. Whenever Firefox updates, I lose the sites saved on it. I have no issues with that.

However, can you give me the option to select a time and date for it?

That way I can, 1) Select a time when I am not working on Firefox. 2) Coordinate with other updates like Windows and McAfee.

This will ensure that I am prepared for the sites to disappear just once, instead of every time there's an update.

Thanks, Kajal

Asked by Kajal Majid 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Get rid of "This Time Search With.

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up s… (read more)

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up space in the URL bar. I've seen it suggested that they can be removed in the Search options page. But when I've tried that, it also removes them from the Search bar.

Here's what I want: for the URL bar to only have space for a URL, no "This time, search with" nonsense, but the Search bar left completely intact, with all the search engines I use.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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localhost dns

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I … (read more)

I am migrating my wordpress based website to a new computer with a LEMP stack on Ubunto 20.04. I wish to access and test the website using the firefox browser offline. I have modified my local dns (/etc/hosts) file to include my site's url but firefox can't find it. Firefox manages to find the nginx greeting and it finds phpmyadmin which is used to manage my database, but it can't locate the wordpress web pages.

One might think I had a problem with my nginx server blocks, but that's not the case because google chrome finds the web pages with no problem.

FIrefox appears to reach out to the internet dns by default and ignore the localhost dns settings. So how do I change Firefox's default settings so that it can access websites on the same computer like Google Chrome does?

Asked by wrknight 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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I have updated my O/S from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.10. Nothing else. Now Firefox is nearly useless

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it. Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I thought it woul… (read more)

This is basically a copy of what I put in the Ubuntu forum. The problem is the same, no matter where I post it.

Originally I was using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

I thought it would be good to update to GG (20.10) though I did briefly try FF (20.04).

As the install was done on an existing 18.04 version things remained the same for programs, book marks, etc.

Ok, now the crunch: I USE Firefox ""A LOT"". When it loads, there are...... 8 x 6 windows of FireFox and each of those have anywhere from one to ""THIRTY"" tabs loading.

Believe me: ""It worked!!""

I could use it, also run other tasks as well - though a VM was pushing it with the RAM. But the entire machine worked.

Now, I am lucky if FireFox loads at all. Let alone let me browse.

When it loads some of the window's tops are flashing. A screen shot does not really show this. (I tried)

All that has changed is the O/S from 18.04 and Firefox from (what ever it was) to 83.0

I don't want this to be a finger pointing exercise between Mozilla and Ubuntu. I would prefer it is helpful to all.

What have I tried? I've tried starting FireFox with all addons disabled. Still happens.

I am going to try to remember to (next time) launch FireFox from a Terminal and pipe the output to a file to look for things.

The machine I am using has shown it is well up to being able to have this running. I have had it working for a few years like this.

This post is (for now) to establish there is a problem. I will post more information when I get it, rather than waiting to get it then post, as I feel there are a lot of people who have very similar problems and I want it known: ""You are not alone!""


Now a bit of extra stuff.

Other things which are weird: When I am watching stuff - youtube for example - the playback is/WAS jerky. I hadn't touched anything in the settings.

After digging around, I discovered that I had to turn ""OFF"" the hardware acceleration for the graphics. Question: How did it get turned on? (Semi rhetorical)

I have a lot of local pages I open with passwords. When I load them the CPU load goes through the roof and nearly invariably the program just exits. No crash report.

Which is a good 50% of how it happens. The other 50% is the machine just locks up and I have to power it down.

Asked by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

Answered by teeny_weeny 1 year ago

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After I've set a security exception, how can I remove it?

I connected to the web interface of my printer and got a warning that it could be an unsafe site. I clicked where it said I accept the risk. Then I found out that I could… (read more)

I connected to the web interface of my printer and got a warning that it could be an unsafe site. I clicked where it said I accept the risk. Then I found out that I could install a certificate on the printer. To do that I have to click "Download." But I don't see that. First I have to remove the security exception I created. How do I do that in Firefox 83.0?

Asked by marty 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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cookies.sqlite

I would like to check which cookies are set and what content they have stored. Therefore, it is not enough for me to see which provider has stored cookies, by looking at … (read more)

I would like to check which cookies are set and what content they have stored. Therefore, it is not enough for me to see which provider has stored cookies, by looking at "Settings" -> "Privacy". As far as I know these are stored in the file cookies.sqlite. Is there a way to look directly into this file? Firefox should automatically delete all cookies on exit. Nevertheless this file is 1.5 MB in size. Or is there another way to check the cookies? Thanks in advance. Matthias

Asked by Matthias VM 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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bookmarks disappeared

Since refreshing Firefox, my bookmarks have disappeard from the bookmarks toolbar, there's nothing there. But Bookmarks are correctly selected in 'view', and also in 'con… (read more)

Since refreshing Firefox, my bookmarks have disappeard from the bookmarks toolbar, there's nothing there. But Bookmarks are correctly selected in 'view', and also in 'configure', and the list of all bookmarks shows my usual bookmarks located in the toolbar section. I have no idea what to do about this. I attach a screenshot showing the empty area under the addrss bar.

Asked by knmcbride 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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no import /export option when i click libary

My laptop is getting a new hard drive but I want to save my bookmarks from Mozilla . i googled it but i have no import /export option when i click libary Thanks in adva… (read more)

My laptop is getting a new hard drive but I want to save my bookmarks from Mozilla . i googled it but i have no import /export option when i click libary Thanks in advance

Asked by gavdjohns 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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How can I get certain Mozilla/Firefox sites and pages to respond to Dark Mode settings to accommdate my disability?

I really admire the Firefox browser for its many innovative and adaptive functions and applications that one can customize to their needs without sacrificing security and… (read more)

I really admire the Firefox browser for its many innovative and adaptive functions and applications that one can customize to their needs without sacrificing security and privacy. The one that I find extremely helpful the most is Dark Reader. As an individual who faces neurophysiological challenges from a traumatic brain injury from many years ago, Dark Reader has enabled me to enjoy working and reading on the internet without having to limit myself or wear super-dark lenses due to sensitivity. The app has worked for most other sites except this support site on the Firefox browser. Because I have to use Chrome for my job, I have tested your support page there with the same app and it seems to work there. Is there something that I am missing?

Asked by Keltexan 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Left-click opens the link in a new tab instead of the same tab in browser

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in… (read more)

After i deleted the cookies and site data i noticed that after i searched something and pressed left-click, instead of opening the website in the same tab, it opens it in a new one and takes them, it is somehing that i do not want, as if i want to open it in a new tab i can just use the middle key to do it.

Asked by iosifpetroulakis 1 year ago

Answered by Scribe 1 year ago

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Block video popups

Many sites have videos playing when I open the page. If I just ignore the video and scroll down without explicitly stopping the video, I get a popup window playing the v… (read more)

Many sites have videos playing when I open the page. If I just ignore the video and scroll down without explicitly stopping the video, I get a popup window playing the video. Apparently the popup blocker doesn't consider this to be a popup. Is there any way to kill this annoying behavior?

Asked by DaveStJohn 1 year ago

Answered by pojoho7699 1 year ago

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Remove Sponsored Link From Address Bar History

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del d… (read more)

Is there a way to remove the sponsored link from the address bar drop down? Yesterday a link from a company that is run by terrorists showed up in the list. Shift+Del does not remove it. I understand Mozilla needs to get money somehow, but this is offensive. The link is for Ebay and it has the word sponsored next to it. Since the address bar drop down disappears when I hit any key, it is impossible to screenshot.

Asked by jake-firefox 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Address bar text alignment changed to right aligned on Mac

I have the same issue as this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229895 but on Mac. I tried pressing Shift+Cmd+X but it doesn't work. Any idea what the keyboard… (read more)

I have the same issue as this https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1229895 but on Mac.

I tried pressing Shift+Cmd+X but it doesn't work. Any idea what the keyboard shortcut in Mac is?

Asked by anatolzak 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Enable to download multiple files with Firefox84

From Firefow84(Windows, multiple files downloading does not start. Step: 1 Select Page Info 2 Select Media tab, and select multiple files(e.g. jpg files), then try to sav… (read more)

From Firefow84(Windows, multiple files downloading does not start.

Step: 1 Select Page Info 2 Select Media tab, and select multiple files(e.g. jpg files), then try to save files

[Observed Behavior] Downloading does not start. If try to close Firefox, remaining downloading popup is displayed

[Expected behavior] Succeed to download

Previous Firefox do not have this issue

Asked by usshy777 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago