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I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab. How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not … (read more)

I've noticed that when I download a PDF attachment or file firefox open the file on same tab instead of new tab.

How to I change settings to open pdf on new tab and not the same tab?

Asked by TheBrandPortal 1 year ago

Answered by Chris Ilias 1 year ago

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Font size became tiny since yesterday

Hi! Since yesterday, in Outlook, my font size became very tiny for subjects and categories. I can barely see it. Can you please restore them to normal sizes?? I am de… (read more)

Hi! Since yesterday, in Outlook, my font size became very tiny for subjects and categories. I can barely see it. Can you please restore them to normal sizes?? I am desperate trying to read them. Thank you! Shirley Savva

Asked by ShirleySavva 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Unable to select download action for file type

When I go to download a ZIP file, it will always attempt to download the file directly rather than letting me open it with WinRAR. When I go into the browser settings I s… (read more)

When I go to download a ZIP file, it will always attempt to download the file directly rather than letting me open it with WinRAR. When I go into the browser settings I see that some other file types have options to choose how they're handled, but there's no entry for ZIP files. I've tried refreshing my Firefox install and yet the issue still persists.

I used to have this option before I reinstalled Windows a while back (where I kept my files but not programs). I don't know for sure that that's what caused this to start, but the timing would line up.

Asked by nathanb418 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Automatically Redirecting from HTTP to HTTPS (RESOLUTION)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites. I finally found a fix for th… (read more)

As per this issue I reported a while back, I was experiencing odd issue with automatic redirect to HTTPS for some private development sites.

I finally found a fix for the issue. The problem appears to be with DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials Extension which apparently *may automatically redirect to the http site. In order to prevent this, I added my development sites to 'Unprotected Sites' and this prevented DuckDuckGo from doing the automatic redirect to https.

  • - Odd thing is that I had multiple domains pointing to the same web instance and only one of the domains was having this issue with the DDG extension. Both were going to the same IP through a HTTP proxy. The proxy and web server were not the issue. This symptom points to an maybe an issue in Firefox....

In summary, be wary of odd redirects and the DuckDuckGo Privacy Essentials extension if you are doing web development work.

Asked by Timothy C. Quinn 1 year ago

Answered by Timothy C. Quinn 1 year ago

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cookie management

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer abl… (read more)

Since the update that changed the cookie management, I have not been able to delete just my cache without losing all my cookies & login information. I'm no longer able to automatically sign into a bunch of my sites.

Asked by dmacknair 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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email provider

Since the latest Firefox, I cannot load Bell Webmail when I am using my VPN. Everything works fine with Edge. I am not tech savvy, but is there something in "settings" t… (read more)

Since the latest Firefox, I cannot load Bell Webmail when I am using my VPN. Everything works fine with Edge. I am not tech savvy, but is there something in "settings" that should be adjusted. Bell says that Firefox is the problem. Alan

Asked by moodyblue100 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Bookmarks on screen ALL THE TIME!

This is a moan more than a question. About every six months or so my bookmark sidebar disappears because i have clicked Control and B without meaning to. And that is how… (read more)

This is a moan more than a question. About every six months or so my bookmark sidebar disappears because i have clicked Control and B without meaning to. And that is how to get it back again. Except, I never remember and search all over the page (View, Options etc) without finding how to get it back. So I eventually do a search for how to recover it and find all the archived guides from when other people had the same problem and the same question and ther same frustration. So my moan/quesion is this: why the blankety blank, doesn't Firefox add something into the menu (View or Options or somewhere) that says "Show toolbar permanently". Would save all this frsutration and irritation. The impression I get is that Mozilla thinks we should not want to have the menu on screen all the time. But that is the problem with users! We have our own way of doing things! Please!

Asked by petermcintyre1 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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YouTube 4K video playback performance issue on Windows 11

I had been using Firefox browser for awhile, but because of playback performance issue, I have to using another browser just for video playing, especially for 4K video. … (read more)

I had been using Firefox browser for awhile, but because of playback performance issue, I have to using another browser just for video playing, especially for 4K video.

Compared to Edge, Firefox seems taking more resources to playback the YouTube video and more heat. When look at the Task Manager, the Video Processing is 0%, and GPU is running significantly more resources on '3D'.

Asked by mingsun123 1 year ago

Answered by mingsun123 1 year ago

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Firefox does not always render pages on eBay correctly

An example of the problem: Firefox does not rnder the page https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164957094349?_trkparms=amclksrc%3DITM%26aid%3D1110013%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIMRXI%26a… (read more)

Asked by Oldjon 1 year ago

Answered by Oldjon 1 year ago

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Issue with multiple tabs, or staying in the same tab when clicking on a ling in email

For a few days now this thing with the tabs is driving me crazy. When I click on some link a new tab opens, then I click on another link another tab opens. Following so… (read more)

For a few days now this thing with the tabs is driving me crazy. When I click on some link a new tab opens, then I click on another link another tab opens. Following some instructions I went to about:config where I was asked to look for neww, then change the default from 3 to 1. That solved the issue with opening multiple tabs, but now when in gmail and I click on a link it remains in the same page and I have to keep getting back to gmail to continue reading my emails.

That was not the behavior before. When I clicked on a link in my email I was taking to a new tab. Which was OK. But then lately every time I click on something it keeps opening new tabs. This is so annoying.

What can I do to go back to the settings I had a week or more ago.

This is FRUSTRATING!!!!

Thanks so much for your help on this matter.

Ana

In email when I click on a link

Asked by anachoto 1 year ago

Answered by anachoto 1 year ago

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YouTube TV (incorrectly) says my browser isn't current

YouTube TV won't load in my Mac OR my Windows Firefox. Error: "Please use the latest version of Firefox to watch YouTube TV on your desktop." I'm running 99.0.1. Enhan… (read more)

YouTube TV won't load in my Mac OR my Windows Firefox.

Error: "Please use the latest version of Firefox to watch YouTube TV on your desktop."

I'm running 99.0.1. Enhanced tracking off. Extensions off.

YouTube support has been no help! Any ideas here?

Thank you.

Asked by s30 1 year ago

Answered by s30 1 year ago

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Facebook page jumps when typing a reply

When I start to type a reply to a Facebook post, the page scrolls down so that the line I am typing disappears one line below the bottom of the screen. I have to scroll … (read more)

When I start to type a reply to a Facebook post, the page scrolls down so that the line I am typing disappears one line below the bottom of the screen. I have to scroll down to see what I'm typing. Also, it jumps down the same way whenever I hit the backspace key to edit what I'm typing.

I discovered a previous (archived) post on this forum that suggested using "about.config" and making sure that the value setting for browser.backspace_action is equal to 2. But that didn't change the annoying behavior. Is there any other value I should try? It's not clear what the number means.

Nor did setting browser.backspace to true (or to false) seem to help with the unwanted jumping upon use of the backspace key.

This only seems to happen with Facebook, but it's quite annoying.

Asked by jay46 1 year ago

Answered by jay46 1 year ago

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Recent Firefox Update breaks multiple Login Portals on websites

After the most recent update to the browser, I am no longer able to successfully login to many websites. Example for me include: Xcel Energy, Aol Mail, my local City Util… (read more)

After the most recent update to the browser, I am no longer able to successfully login to many websites. Example for me include: Xcel Energy, Aol Mail, my local City Utility website and no doubt others I have yet to discover.

I know this is a browser dependent issue because Google Chrome is still able to access these sites just fine, but after the latest update to Firefox it no longer can.

It's able to load the login page and the site, but login in specifically returns either an error that shows on the webpage, or the URL displays some form of error code. Or in AOLs case it simply says "Uh oh. Looks like something went wrong. Please try again later." with a length authorization error code in the URL.

Any help with this would be appreciated. I've cleared Cookies, Cache, Active Logins and every other History Clearing option set to "Everything" as the length of time back to clean-up.

Like I said, this is a Firefox dependent issue due to Chrome accessing these sites just fine. I'd rather stick with Firefox over moving to Chrome but if no one can solve this problem then I guess it'll finally be time to ditch Firefox sadly, even though I've been using it since the early 2010s.

Asked by Daragoth 1 year ago

Answered by Daragoth 1 year ago

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Options when right-clicking Firefox in Taskbar

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions? … (read more)

When I right click Firefox in my taskbar I have a list of "recent" links show up. I have turned this off in about:config but they still show up. Any suggestions?

Asked by Doug Sheppard 1 year ago

Answered by Doug Sheppard 1 year ago

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FF cookie storage space 17,000,000,000 GB for Facebook

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac == from preferences page: Your stored cookie… (read more)

Even though I have removed the cookies for Facebook, the Manage Cookies screen shows a HUGE storage space. FF v99.0 on Mac

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from preferences page: Your stored cookies, site data, and cache are currently using 17,179,869,184 GB of disk space.

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almost all are Facebook storage. I'm feeling a little reluctant to delete all site data. If I clear all cookies and site data will that fix the issue? will the issue re-occur?

Asked by michaelp2 1 year ago

Answered by michaelp2 1 year ago

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Opening New Tabs without Switching

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off. What I want to do is be … (read more)

So for starters I am fully aware of the "When you open a link, image or media in a new tab, switch to it immediately" setting, it is turned off.

What I want to do is be able to open new tabs from my bookmarks bar without immediately switching to them. Regardless of middle mouse click or right click and open new tab. Considering the mentioned setting is turned off I would assume that would solve the problem but it hasn't. It has however made it so when I'm browsing or looking through search engine results it doesn't open a new tab right away. But when I have a home/new tab open and am opening tabs from my bookmarks bar, it unfortunately switches to the new tab immediately. I have had this working on a previous install but am stumped as how to replicate.

Any help appreciated, thank you!

Asked by novagriffin14 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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Unwelcome pop-up on download

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of t… (read more)

I'm downloading a lot of images, and every time I do so a popup box appears showing the most recent five downloads and a button to show all downloads, It covers some of the icons I use for downloading images which is frustrating. If I right click on any of the downloads one of the options is to Clear Preview Panel, so I assumed it was called Preview Panel, but help does not know about that and I can't find how to stop it coming up (it used not to until I did something, I don't know what) It's driving me crazy.

Asked by Bazza43 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago

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No longer can I sign into gmail using Firefox, but gmail works fine using Chrome and Edge.

Is there a way that I can express my trouble using gmail in Firefox, but have the gmail accounts work fine in Chrome and Edge? In Firefox, my gmail accounts show me as LO… (read more)

Is there a way that I can express my trouble using gmail in Firefox, but have the gmail accounts work fine in Chrome and Edge? In Firefox, my gmail accounts show me as LOGGED OUT, when they are supposed to be logged in, and Firefox will not allow me to log into them again. I have 3 gmail accounts, [edited email from public] @gmail.com is my most active, but none will work in Firefox anymore, but in other browsers, they work fine. All other tabs I open in Firefox, works fine, so it's only my gmail accounts, that has trouble in Firefox. What can I do to correct this?

Thanks

Paul

Asked by cestmoila.etse.pasmoi 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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log ins

when i pull up a log in page firefox always wants to fill in my log in name. i went to the settings page and firefox says that i have no saved log ins. how do i clear m… (read more)

when i pull up a log in page firefox always wants to fill in my log in name. i went to the settings page and firefox says that i have no saved log ins. how do i clear my log in name or stop firefox from trying to fill it in for me.

Asked by KTMOTY1 1 year ago

Answered by Dropa 1 year ago