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want to open webpages from gmail with fire fox

When When i Click a link in my Gmail it opens with MS Edge I want it to open with firefox. can someone give me step by step instructions on how to accomplish this. my def… (read more)

When When i Click a link in my Gmail it opens with MS Edge I want it to open with firefox. can someone give me step by step instructions on how to accomplish this. my default browser is Fire fox

Asked by wldproj 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Choppy Facebook/Instagram videos after 85 update on Linux

After the 85 update on Linux, Facebook and Instagram videos started playing choppy (low FPS), YouTube videos are fine though. They work okay on the Brave browser. I tried… (read more)

After the 85 update on Linux, Facebook and Instagram videos started playing choppy (low FPS), YouTube videos are fine though. They work okay on the Brave browser. I tried refreshing Firefox but it didn't help, so it's not from my add-ons.

Edit: Vimeo videos have the same problem.

Asked by мачко 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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flash player

I am using firefox 85.0 will i still be able to play flash games without above flash player either on Firefox or at all on my computer. how do i play flash games wit… (read more)

I am using firefox 85.0 will i still be able to play flash games without above flash player either on Firefox or at all on my computer. how do i play flash games with out it

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Asked by Mary 1 year ago

Answered by pojoho7699 1 year ago

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[..] web page slowing [..] message when watchin cnn

Hello, since about 2 weeks I cannot watch cnn video : it does not load and shows a yellow banner with : [..] web page slowing [..] and 2 buttons "wait" "stop" It never h… (read more)

Hello, since about 2 weeks I cannot watch cnn video : it does not load and shows a yellow banner with :

[..] web page slowing [..] and 2 buttons "wait" "stop"

It never happened before. I use a Macbook Air with Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 and Firefox 85.0 If I switch to Safari : no problem so it does not come from the cnn web page. If I use Firefox with any other site : no problem. When I watch youtube or use senfcall for video call : no problem.

Can any one help ? I do not want to abandon firefox for Safari, even if it is just for cnn video, I would like to continue to support Mozilla.

Andre.

Asked by andre.rosowsky 1 year ago

Answered by andre.rosowsky 1 year ago

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Firefox bug after 84.00 update on "Save as PDF" for certain unicode characters, also trigger the new and old PRINT DIALOG

Im working for my government posting applies to this certain website: https://voucher.gov.gr/ui/project/37/personal When an apply is completed i printed on pdf to save l… (read more)

Im working for my government posting applies to this certain website: https://voucher.gov.gr/ui/project/37/personal

When an apply is completed i printed on pdf to save locally.

This was fine till Firefox update 85.00 ( i jumped from 83.00 to 85.00, i don't know why. but i can reproduce it even on 84.00.

) When i tried to save as pdf, the character encoding of upper part of page (i think its header) you should defently see the exact same page to found out why ( https://voucher.gov.gr/ui/project/37/personal ) is appear with squares and the characters is losted, and unavailable. ( you can see here: https://imgur.com/a/W3g0Tz6 )

Also After the updated version for PRINT DIALOG (the new one) the new dialog, is not showed up, (see image)

if you are updating from old version with old profile. 

I had to delete the old profile to appear the new dialog, and there is no setting to get the new one, from old one.

On Firefox prior to 84.00: ( on 83.00 for example) this issue is not there ( and the page has not change at all), the save to pdf was working perfectly, and the characters as shown on the image, is perfectly grabbed and saved. I could not find any other website to replicate this issue so please, invest it here..

https://voucher.gov.gr/ui/project/37/personal

thank you.

Asked by coolvaggos 1 year ago

Answered by coolvaggos 1 year ago

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"Mailto" Outlook opens endless tabs and e-mail windows until PC crashes

Hi Mozilla community, I just finished a new PC (Win10 Pro) some days ago and setup Firefox mailto. After I changed e-mail program to Outlook (Office 2019) and clicked on … (read more)

Hi Mozilla community,

I just finished a new PC (Win10 Pro) some days ago and setup Firefox mailto. After I changed e-mail program to Outlook (Office 2019) and clicked on send link via e-mail it automatically opens endless e-mail windows and blank tabs until the PC crashes. The process cannot be stopped. Reinstallation could not solve the problem.

Does anyone has an idea? I could only find a similar problem some years ago but it is no solution for my problem https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1212933#answer-1098427

Default setting was google mail. Is this how it should be or did Chrome installation caused that?

Thanks

Firefox v85.0 64bit

Asked by nixnetz 1 year ago

Answered by AliceWyman 1 year ago

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Cannot find "Forms and Autofill" section in options, need to autofill credit cards

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill I only have "log… (read more)

I want to save my credit cards in Firefox, but I cannot find the option this article refers to:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/credit-card-autofill

I only have "logins and passwords" there, not "forms and auto-fill".

Am I missing something? Does Firefox even save credit cards for international users or not?

Thanks!

Asked by Zeeshan 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Streaming websites with Firefox 85

Ever since Firefox updated to version 85, I have been unable to stream anything. Netflix tells me I need to install Microsoft's Media Feature pack. Nope! I am running… (read more)

Ever since Firefox updated to version 85, I have been unable to stream anything. Netflix tells me I need to install Microsoft's Media Feature pack. Nope! I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (NOT the "N" version) so I have Windows Media Player installed already. I also cannot stream SiriusXM stations, Apple TV+, Spotify, CNN videos.....basically anything that involves streaming. YouTube videos still work however.

It's definitely a problem with the Firefox browser because all the above streaming sites work just fine under a different browser (Chrome). I have cleared the cache, I have started Firefox in Safe Mode, I have unchecked hardware acceleration.....NOTHING works!

Help please! I really don't want to refresh Firefox and lose all my settings.

Asked by Jane 1 year ago

Answered by Jane 1 year ago

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Printer printed with color even though I set 'Colour Mode' to 'Black and white'

I wanted to print a pdf that I opened/loaded in Firefox. Using the firefox print dialogue, I printed the file with 'Colour Mode' set to 'Black and white'. The document, … (read more)

I wanted to print a pdf that I opened/loaded in Firefox. Using the firefox print dialogue, I printed the file with 'Colour Mode' set to 'Black and white'. The document, however, was printed using colours.

Im using Firefox 85.0 on Mac OS 10.14.6.

Any ideas why this happened? Must I just use the system print dialogue?

Asked by holzweg 1 year ago

Answered by Jonathan Watt 1 year ago

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logins and passwords will not restore from 2017 restored back up when bookmarks have restored

Hi. After a BSOD I have clean installed Windows 10 and Firefox on SSD. My data is on a separate HD including my profiles folders. Sadly the Firefox profile got overwritte… (read more)

Hi. After a BSOD I have clean installed Windows 10 and Firefox on SSD. My data is on a separate HD including my profiles folders. Sadly the Firefox profile got overwritten with my Thunderbird profile - woops! So I am trying to restore from an old 2017 back up. Bookmarks have come through but I cannot get the logins and passwords to work. I have tried copying the following files into the profiles folder from the restored back up folder:

   logins.json
   key3.db
   Cert8
   prefs
   signon.sqlite

I have tried this with other older backups too I don't understand why the profile is being recognised (I have my old bookmarks back) but no the logins and passwords. Is there any way of testing whether they are corrupt? If all else fails, is there any other way of 'reading' the information in those files so I can manually enter them again in the new profile If you are wondering why I am going to a 2017 backup it is because my backup program decided to stop backing up my profiles after that date without my noticing nor asking my permission!! Grateful for any help

Asked by chris353 1 year ago

Answered by chris353 1 year ago

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Trying to rid browser of some items

When opening a new tab and clicking inside the address section, there are sites that come up such as YouTube.com, Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Reddit.com. I want to rid my … (read more)

When opening a new tab and clicking inside the address section, there are sites that come up such as YouTube.com, Twitter.com, Facebook.com, Reddit.com.

I want to rid my browser of all of these options.

See picture attached.

How do I remove these so they no longer show?

Asked by sgtparkhurst 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Two-sided printing rotating on wrong axis

How can I set two-sided printing to rotate on the long axis (so both sides are printed in the same direction, and when you turn the page you can keep reading easily)? Wi… (read more)

How can I set two-sided printing to rotate on the long axis (so both sides are printed in the same direction, and when you turn the page you can keep reading easily)? With the new upgrade it keeps defaulting to printing on the short axis (so the second side is printed upside down) which makes it very difficult to read smoothly. This has always been easy to set previously. Now the Print menu only allows you to toggle Two-Sided Printing on and off, not to choose the axis. The system dialog does include this setting, in theory, but it doesn't work. I have tried changing it to Long-Edge Binding several times. Each time I change the setting and print immediately, and it still prints with Short-Edge Binding which I do not want. Help! If this can't be fixed I will need to stop using two-sided printing entirely, which will mean wasting a lot of paper.

Asked by elkatd 1 year ago

Answered by Martin 1 year ago

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Increasing the size of Bookmarks etc drop down font and address bar

I am using firefox 85.0.2 (x64) and my address bar, Bookmarks fonts and drop down fonts too small to even read and would like any suggestions how to increase them. I have… (read more)

I am using firefox 85.0.2 (x64) and my address bar, Bookmarks fonts and drop down fonts too small to even read and would like any suggestions how to increase them. I have already tried the "about:config" suggestion and even changed the -1.0 to -1.5 and -2.0 without any difference.

Asked by jafajack 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Cookies and site data - keeping it clean

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux. Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and th… (read more)

This is on fIrefox version 85 in Linux.

Last week I was discouraged to find out that my cache was taking up 2 GB of space, some YEARS old. So I decided to purge it and then keep it clean.

The cache gets stored in two places: the linux home .cache folder AND the firefox profile's cache2 folder.

To keep things REALLY clean I checked the "Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed" checkbox, then manually enter the exceptions for web sites I do not want to block. Then I specifically added sites I really despise (google, for example) to the block list.

The data still gets cached, even after closing and reopening the browser the cache is still there (verified both via about:cache and by just looking in the folders).

Even when I purge the cache completely, verify nothing is there (about:cache) after deleting the cache folders from the hard drive, it keeps coming back, like a bad computer virus.

My interim solution is a crontab that runs every hour to clear old cache, but that seems silly. Do these security settings actually do anything? What am I doing wrong?

Asked by cloud6 1 year ago

Answered by cloud6 1 year ago

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Change default bookmark location to "other" instead of most recently used folder

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.… (read more)

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.1. for Ubuntu). Currently, the default save behavior is for bookmarks to save to the most recent folder you've picked. My preferred behavior would be for all bookmarks to save to "Other bookmarks" until I can file them away later.

Asked by reginakbuhl 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago