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How links are opened

hi, can someone suggest how i can fix this. I use private browsing window for most things and when PC opens links i need them to be in private mode. But they all are ope… (read more)

hi,

can someone suggest how i can fix this. I use private browsing window for most things and when PC opens links i need them to be in private mode. But they all are opened in non-private browsing and load browser full of trash cookies even before they receive permission to do so (EU regulation). Causing me to delete these trash cookies every time.

So How can i set to all links from outside Firefox are opened in Firefox private browsing window?, or How can i set that before page loads in Firefox there is pop-up that ask if i need this opened before it is loaded?

Asked by user4325 4 weeks ago

Last reply by Charlie 1 week ago

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Checking for updates will get stuck, while opening via geckodriver in Firefox

Hi Team, While opening Firefox web browser via Geckodriver, and when we open the page: about:preferences if we scroll down to Firefox update, It will get stuck there for … (read more)

Hi Team,

While opening Firefox web browser via Geckodriver, and when we open the page: about:preferences

if we scroll down to Firefox update, It will get stuck there for indefinite time in "Checking for updates". Can someone look into this issue.

I need to automate the way by which it checks if it is updated or not. Kindly let me know if there are any other steps to check the same. Though above issue is i feel a bug and that is the reason we are writing you down.

Asked by vjain77 6 months ago

Last reply by reloadedx23 2 weeks ago

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Bookmarks Menu - why does the 'Manage Bookmarks' entry appears twice?

Thanks to Proton expanding my Bookmarks Menu off the bottom of the screen, I was re-arranging my bookmarks folders. While wondering which of my folders I had to prune, I… (read more)

Thanks to Proton expanding my Bookmarks Menu off the bottom of the screen, I was re-arranging my bookmarks folders. While wondering which of my folders I had to prune, I noticed another in-built redundancy. The entry "Manage Bookmarks Ctrl+Shift+O" appears twice, at the top and the bottom of the menu. Incidentally the bottom entry is misaligned (Firefox v89 on Windows).

Is there a particular reasons for this duplication? Can I remove either of these entries?

Asked by hutcheonke 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Bookmarks Dropdown Now has "Other Bookmarks" and 2x (twice) "Manage Bookmarks"! Help.

Good day, It would appear that there was an update in the past 24hrs because my tabs appear different (rounder). However, now my bookmarks drop-down menu is all different… (read more)

Good day,

It would appear that there was an update in the past 24hrs because my tabs appear different (rounder). However, now my bookmarks drop-down menu is all different and messed-up, and I can't delete the things added. Please see the screenshot enclosed...

I now have "Manage Bookmarks" at the top - which is fine. I have "Other Bookmarks" - which I thought I killed a LONG time ago. I have an ADDITIONAL "Manage Bookmarks" at the bottom - which seems redundant, and excessive.

I've done my homework, tried tinkering with old solutions. I cannot delete, move, rename, hide or change any of these. I would ideally like to remove everything except the 1st "Manage Bookmarks" at the top. That seems reasonable.

Thanks for your time and help! William (FF89)

Asked by William K. 7 months ago

Last reply by William K. 7 months ago

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Firefox plays a streaming video, but stops after a few minutes

Hello, I've just recently been experiencing this problem. I would play a Youtube video, but after a few minutes, it would just stop, no error message. It just stops. I t… (read more)

Hello,

I've just recently been experiencing this problem.

I would play a Youtube video, but after a few minutes, it would just stop, no error message. It just stops.

I then reload the page, but then it plays with no audio. I would have to close Firefox and restart the video, just to have it stop again after a few minutes.

I have the latest version of Firefox installed. I've tried refreshing the Firefox setup, uninstalling and reinstalling, reinstalling the video drivers, but nothing seems to be solving the problem.

Video plays just fine with Chrome or Edge.

Windows 10 Pro (Made sure it was up to date as well). 250mbps connection

Asked by Martin 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 weeks ago

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How to disable annoying pop up for update reminder FF89+

Does anyone know any way to force Firefux [Ver 89.0.2 64bit] to stop the repetitious and constantly annoying pop-up that flashes on open, restart, or randomly appears, re… (read more)

Does anyone know any way to force Firefux [Ver 89.0.2 64bit] to stop the repetitious and constantly annoying pop-up that flashes on open, restart, or randomly appears, reminding me to once again update the apparently flawed software. I just updated yesterday!!!! Can I not trust that the programmers know what they're doing and that the system can actually work as expected without the intrusive proof that they screwed up again?! This is the worst business decision to make these things interfere with my workload. Every firefuxn day there's a new update alert!!! It makes me not trust this browser...

Asked by Shuriken Sky 5 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 months ago

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White line on the bottom of the screen

When I use firefox on my main display (1920x1080 144h 16:9) in full screen there is a noticeable white line in the bottom, not using full screen fixes it, but a pain in t… (read more)

When I use firefox on my main display (1920x1080 144h 16:9) in full screen there is a noticeable white line in the bottom, not using full screen fixes it, but a pain in the ass to resize it all the time. I tried using the browser on my secondary smaller display (1920x1080 60h 16:9) and there is no white line. This seems to be a bug, how do i fix it?

Asked by TheSpiffyOne 7 months ago

Answered by TheSpiffyOne 7 months ago

Firefox crashed and lost sesssion/tabs

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possibl… (read more)

I have Firefox for Mac and my browser crashed. I lost my previous session and unable to recover from the "History" tabs. This happened today so I'm wondering it's possible to recover from saved sessions folder which I don't know how to access or troubleshoot.

Asked by Anne 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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I absolutely bloody hate the new dumb look for the shortcuts is there a way to change it back?

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have… (read more)

After the update to 89.0 the Shortcuts have taken an 'visual upgrade' that makes all the images chosen for them half as small as they need to be because they need to have a 'cute little grey border' almost as big as the image between it and the corners of the square.

I have twenty four shortcuts, that I differentiate at a glance through the images without having to stop to read the text on each one and this stupid change is really roasting my mellows, I have taken a look and haven't found any option to revert it to the previous look, anyone knows any way to do it or do I have to install the previous firefox update and stop updating and give up security updates to save myself from this stupid change?

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Asked by wemaxi6674 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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entering a URL through the address bar refreshes current page instead

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new… (read more)

Lately (as of which version, I'm not sure), I've been noticing that if I enter a URL in the address bar of a tab that already has a page open, instead of going to the new URL I entered, Firefox will refresh the current page instead. This happens A LOT and is pretty annoying. Wondering if this happens to anyone else.

Asked by pznarxkc 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

How to liberate the max size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox"?

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the ho… (read more)

Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of the ".sqlite" file in "storage/default" in "~/.mozilla/firefox" to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. I need to let the ".sqlite" file grow very large, even larger than the free space of the partition containing my home directory. Therefore, I need the following two points.

1. I would like to disable this 10% constraint. 2. I would like to place this ".sqlite" on an external USB drive (or USB stick) without moving the entire "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory to the external USB drive.

The path of this ".sqlite" contains an enigmatic alphanumeric string and hexadecimal digits, which differ from user to user and from machine to machine, and which may be inappropriate to be exposed to the public. So, I refrain from showing the exact path. Instead, I will describe the path.

The directory "~/.mozilla/firefox" contains a subdirectory whose name ends with ".default-release", which in turn has a subdirectory "storage/default", which still in turn has a subdirectory whose name starts with "moz-extension+++" followed by hexadecimal digits and hyphens (but not followed by "^userContextId"), which still in turn has a subdirectory "idb", which finally contains the file whose name ends with ".sqlite".

The following is a diagram to describe the path. Directories are separated by / as common on Unix-like systems unlike Windows. A sequence of three asterisks (***) indicates an omission of enigmatic string.

   ~/.mozilla/firefox/
     ***.default-release/
       storage/default/
         moz-extension+++***/  not followed by ^userContextId
           idb/
             ***.sqlite


Firefox seems to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user.

I replaced the "idb" directory with a symlink named "idb" which points at a directory (which is also named "idb") on an external USB drive. That is, I deleted the "idb" directory from the partition containing the "~/.mozilla/firefox" directory, and created a symlink named "idb" in the place of the old "idb" directory.

Then, I successfully let Firefox write data into the new ".sqlite" file on the external USB drive. However, Firefox continues to constrain the maximum size of this ".sqlite" file to 10% of the free space of the partition containing the home directory of the user. Even after the diversion by symlink, the basis of the constraint is still the partition containing the home directory of the user (instead of the external USB drive), of which 10% is the max size of the new ".sqlite" file residing on the external USB drive.

I like neither the 10% constraint itself nor the basis of constraint being the partition containing the home directory of the user.

How can the 10% constraint be disabled? I would like the only limitation for the size of the ".sqlite" file to be the free space of the external USB drive.


By the way, for those who want to know why I care about this ".sqlite" file, I will explain as follows. There is a certain download manager which is an addon or extension of Firefox. In its multithread mode, this download manager divides the desired file into several parts, and downloads all the parts simultaneously. In certain circumstances, the multithread mode is several times faster than the single-thread mode. This download manager downloads all the parts of a file into the ".sqlite" file first, and then assembles them into a final big file in the Downloads folder or whichever directory that the user specifies.

In my use case, 10% of the free space of the partition containing my home directory is too small to receive big files. I wish this download manager could download the multi-parts into an external USB drive in a manner that Firefox does not impose any constraint. However, this download manager cannot let the user specify where the multi-parts should be downloaded to. It downloads the multi-parts into only the ".sqlite" file and nowhere else; and Firefox imposes the 10% constraint on the ".sqlite" file. The user can specify the destination of only the final file assembled from the multi-parts.

Anyway, I need to disable the 10% constraint. But how?

Thank you in advance.

Asked by firm84auv 1 month ago

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How to stop incredibly irratating "Download the latest version of Firefox"

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we th… (read more)

What setting will stop the constant notice "Download the latest version of Firefox." I don't want 20 notices per day. It's like having a child in the backseat "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" "are we there yet?" How many times do I have to click the "Dismiss" button before this stupid software understands that I do not want updates? I've noticed that this is a common complaint. Stop the bullying by making people choose automatic updates. Many times things get messed up on my computer with updates and it is not worth the aggravation. Candace M.

Asked by mcgovern.candace 7 months ago

Last reply by Chris Ilias 1 month ago

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Can't Paste on Facebook

For a couple months now I have not been able to paste anything on Facebook via Firefox. I can use Explorer, Chrome and can paste anywhere else just fine. When I paste on … (read more)

For a couple months now I have not been able to paste anything on Facebook via Firefox. I can use Explorer, Chrome and can paste anywhere else just fine. When I paste on Facebook messenger, the chat window closes and I have to refresh Facebook to even be able to see my messages again. Otherwise, I click on it and nothing happens. When I try to paste a post on my wall, it I get a "Something isn't working. This may be because of a technical error we're working to fix." (I just copied and pasted that here no problem) Tried clearing history/cookies/cache. Help?

Asked by regnohc 7 months ago

Last reply by Joana M. 1 month ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of search bar

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already pl… (read more)

In Ubuntu 18.04, I bring up a new page, click in the search bar in the middle of the page. Then when I start typing it jumps to the address bar although I have already placed and preferred the search bar to the right. No! NO! NO!

I use Duck Duck Go but Google does the same.

It is bad enough that the upgrade was automatically loaded but on top of that, changing preferences including dumping my home page. Change privacy settings without asking ( to a lower level on top of that ).

Really POOR form.

Asked by dee3 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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How to submit feedback about Firefox

Yes, you read it right. I want to submit a feedback about the Firefox browser and it looks like it is not possible. When I go to the menu Help -> Submit Feedback optio… (read more)

Yes, you read it right. I want to submit a feedback about the Firefox browser and it looks like it is not possible.

When I go to the menu Help -> Submit Feedback option, it redirects me ti this site https://mozilla.crowdicity.com/ where you cannot submit any feedback, you can only submit ideas.

What the hell?

Asked by gyokzoli 7 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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restore multiple tabs from a previous, but not last, session

How to restore many tabs from the session before the last session? Windows 10, Firefox 89.0 If there is more than one window open: Window A has many tabs; Window B has on… (read more)

How to restore many tabs from the session before the last session?

Windows 10, Firefox 89.0

If there is more than one window open: Window A has many tabs; Window B has one tab; then when I close Firefox, the other window remains open. If window A is closed first, then closing window B means that firefox will restore the tabs of window B because it was the previous session.

How can I recover the many tabs from Window A?

Can I retrieve a list from history and reopen many at once?

Can I reload the appropriate "previous.jsonlz4" which is the next previous file?

Is there a reliable add-on that can remember open tabs?

Asked by Jerry 7 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Firefox upgrades

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, app… (read more)

Twice in the past six months I have downloaded 'upgrades' to the Firefox browser, only then to have to spend half an hour resetting my options - home page, task bars, apps, etc. It's just not worth bothering to get the upgrades. Why do the upgrades mess with my personal settings?

Asked by mmck 1 month ago