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Chinese / Farsi / … characters don't show up -> .Last Resort

Hi, I seemed to try everything I found at the net, but since I updated to Mac OS Monterey, Chinese and other non Latin Charaters don't show up. It works with Chrome and S… (read more)

Hi,

I seemed to try everything I found at the net, but since I updated to Mac OS Monterey, Chinese and other non Latin Charaters don't show up. It works with Chrome and Safari, What's the problem.

I look forward to you help asap.

Thanks, Carolyn

btw: can't upload screenshots  : (

Asked by effi7 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 months ago

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How do I remove the extra SaveToPocket lines from saved text web pages?

Hi Usually when I like an article and don't have time to read it, I'll save it for later to read it on my Kindle as plain text. In FireFox, I'll use the F9 key to Toggle… (read more)

Hi

Usually when I like an article and don't have time to read it, I'll save it for later to read it on my Kindle as plain text.

In FireFox, I'll use the F9 key to Toggle The Reader View to view it in the reader mode, then save the page as text by doing ctrl+s, as I don't need the html version or the images or extra stuff that comes with the article.

However, after the page is saved as text, getpocket.com dumps a lot of unnecessary garbage into the beginning(27 lines) & end(18 lines) of the page, even if I don't have a pocket account nor logged in as listed below.

Is there a way to prevent FF from saving the annoying Pocket self-promo garbage besides saving each page manually and tediously?

Thanks


Beginning:


Close Reader View

 * Type controls
 *
   Sans-serif
   Serif
   5
   3
   4
   Light
   Dark
   Sepia
 * Listen
 *
   Voice: Default DefaultMicrosoft David Desktop - English (United
   States)Microsoft Zira Desktop - English (United States)

Save To Pocket


Ending:


Save anything from across the web in Pocket, your personal library.

As part of the Firefox family, Pocket provides a quiet, calm space that’s perfect for reading. It strips away all the distractions of the internet so you can really focus.

  • Sign up* - it’s free

<https://getpocket.com/signup?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_only> *Discover more* <https://getpocket.com/explore?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_only>

Discover the most thought-provoking stories out there, curated by Pocket.

As part of the Firefox family, Pocket surfaces the best articles out there—new perspectives, intriguing deep-dives, timeless classics—and we do this with the same dedication to privacy you’ve come to expect from Firefox and Mozilla.

  • Discover more*

<https://getpocket.com/explore?utm_source=firefox_reader&utm_medium=variant_cta_plus_recs>


Asked by Ken94105 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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Cannot get bookmarks to show on left side.

Cannot get bookmarks to show on left side. They were there when I set up this new computer, then disappeared. Says go to toolbar at bottom of screen, there is no toolba… (read more)

Cannot get bookmarks to show on left side. They were there when I set up this new computer, then disappeared. Says go to toolbar at bottom of screen, there is no toolbar at the bottom of the screen. There is a file containing all the bookmarks that were transferred. Been at this for hours.

Asked by careyrmitchell 8 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 8 months ago

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In firefox, when composing an email I can not attach a file or two that comes from within a .ZIP

This just started happening and I'm not sure why. I access my email via a browser. When i compose an email If I have a .ZIP file that contains a bunch of files. If I wan… (read more)

This just started happening and I'm not sure why.

I access my email via a browser. When i compose an email If I have a .ZIP file that contains a bunch of files. If I want to attach say file # 6 and File # 7 to the email I am composing I would open windows explorer, traverse to the ZIP file location and click on it so it opens in windows Explorer. Then I'd highlight the one or two files I wanted and I'd drag them to the email.

This would typically attach the the files but it no long works - I have a feeling it may be due to windows 98 I hear you guys changed (fixed) how files are processed.

This is awful I now must extract those files to hard disk (of if there's another contained ZIP file within its even more extracting) - I'll this makes so much work and if I forget to delete all the files I execrated I'll run out of space.

Is there I setting that I can set to make it work the way it used to - I don't want to learn another browser but this change has killed my poductivity

Asked by capatosta 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 8 months ago

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Restore an html or json file to a specific folder in the Bookmark Toolbaar

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move fo… (read more)

I have two computers (say A and B). I want to move the entire Bookmark toolbar from A to a folder in the Bookmark toolbar on B. This would allow me to selectively move folders and bookmarks from the A Bookmark toolbar upload to the toolbar on B. So far I cannot get the Import or Restore to upload to a single empty folder on the B bookmark toolbar.

I have tried to upload previously exported Html and Json files from A to a specific empty folder on B's bookmark tool bar but either the file overwrites the entire toolbar on B or nothing appears to happen.

I thought that by selecting a folder in the "Manage Bookmark" dialog box that the subsequent upload of either the Html or Json files would all go there but it does not appear to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Asked by John 8 months ago

Answered by John 8 months ago

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Firefox failed to update after compatibility.ini modification

Hi! When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to down… (read more)

Hi!

When Firefox 96.0 rolled out on my machine, I was surprised to see my old Firefox Quantum theme default to dark. I did not enjoy this new behavior, so I tried to downgrade to 95.0.2. After installing it, Firefox told me it couldn't load the user profile, as it was used on a newer version of Firefox.

I have no idea where exactly I read this, but some website contained an instruction to erase compatibility.ini and that would allow me to use the profile on older versions. Tried that and it actually worked. I did notice that, when Firefox tried to update, it would say it failed. I was hoping that, once I find a solution to the forced dark mode and I update Firefox, the problem would go away.

Fast forward a few weeks, I found AutoConfig and browser.theme.toolbar-theme option in about:config. So I updated Firefox manually and applied AutoConfig and my original problem was gone.

Fast forward more weeks, there is another update for Firefox. And Firefox was still unable to automatically update. So I tried reconstructing compatibility.ini, which I did fully. But Firefox still won't update.

At this point, it's been like 3 months with a crippled user profile and I must say I'm tired of updating Firefox manually.

Is there any way I can fix this profile? If not, what exactly should I copy over so all my preferences, cookies, addons and themes get carried over to a new one?

Asked by alexasergiu03 8 months ago

Answered by alexasergiu03 7 months ago

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PIP button

After the last update, the PIP overlay button is different and larger because it contains the message "Watch in Picture in Picture" and when hovering the mouse on it make… (read more)

After the last update, the PIP overlay button is different and larger because it contains the message "Watch in Picture in Picture" and when hovering the mouse on it makes it bigger because a second more detailed message appears below the first one.

I would like to make the PIP overlay button as small as it was before with no text at all. What do I have to do in order to obtain this effect?

Asked by notSoYoung 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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How do I stop CSV files from automatically downloading?

I open dozens of CSV files a day for work, the vast majority of which do not need to be saved. Firefox used to prompt me to open or download every CSV file. Now it only g… (read more)

I open dozens of CSV files a day for work, the vast majority of which do not need to be saved. Firefox used to prompt me to open or download every CSV file. Now it only gives me the option to download. I've gone into the settings and there are two CSV file types shown - both are set to "Ask" as the default action. This is really slowing down my work and clogging up my computer with unneeded files. I love Firefox but I really need a way to change this new behavior. Is there a Config change I can make or some other fix for this?

Asked by danielle.mead 8 months ago

Last reply by danielle.mead 8 months ago

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How can I make Firefox the default browser with Debian?

I have downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox, but if I try to set it as the default Web Browser I just get an error box which says: "Firefox is already r… (read more)

I have downloaded and installed the latest version of Firefox, but if I try to set it as the default Web Browser I just get an error box which says:

"Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To use Firefox, you must first close the existing Firefox process, restart your device, or use a different profile."

Asked by MartinT 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Firefox Download Speed - only half compared to other browsers

Hi! It seems that Firefox download speed is only up to 50% compared to other browsers. Is there a setting that we can tweak to improve the download speeds? Please see the… (read more)

Hi!

It seems that Firefox download speed is only up to 50% compared to other browsers.

Is there a setting that we can tweak to improve the download speeds?

Please see the attached snippets.

Thank you!

Asked by HACKERSOFT 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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cmd+1 with CZ key layout zooms instead of switching to 1st tab

cmd+numbers on alphanumeric keys should switch to respective tab (cmd+1 to 1st tab, cmd+5 to fifth...). With CZ keyboard layout on MacOS, cmd+1 does NOT switch to first t… (read more)

cmd+numbers on alphanumeric keys should switch to respective tab (cmd+1 to 1st tab, cmd+5 to fifth...). With CZ keyboard layout on MacOS, cmd+1 does NOT switch to first tab, it Zooms In instead. No other browser (Edge, Safari, Opera, Orion) exhibits this behaviour. Other numbers work as expected.

FF 98.0.2 on Monterey 12.2.1.

How do I fix this? Thanks.

Asked by jfiala 8 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 8 months ago

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Firefox saves my password, but not my user name. Constantly have to reset Performance settings due to 2 vertical white lines on each side of my monitor screen.

Microsoft Edge does not have the issues that I have described in the subject line. Edge auto fills my username and password. When switching from Firefox to Edge the two… (read more)

Microsoft Edge does not have the issues that I have described in the subject line. Edge auto fills my username and password. When switching from Firefox to Edge the two white lines on each side of the screen disappear and the screen is full size. This is very annoying and a waste of time. Firefox also lists my Operating system as Windows 7. I have Windows 10 not Windows 7!

Asked by jo363@att.net 8 months ago

Last reply by Dropa 8 months ago

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FRS Account access

I am unable to sign in to my Florida Retirement System (FRS) FRSOnline account at frs.fl.gov on my desktop or my laptop computer. I can log in on my cellphone Firefox app… (read more)

I am unable to sign in to my Florida Retirement System (FRS) FRSOnline account at frs.fl.gov on my desktop or my laptop computer. I can log in on my cellphone Firefox app with no problem. I have checked and my username and password are correct on both my desktop and laptop. I can also log in with no problem using Microsoft Edge. Help! I don't want to have to switch to Edge! Thanks

Asked by jblakley4469 8 months ago

Answered by Terry 8 months ago