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pages not loading in firefox

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback/firefox/40.0/#moreinfo does not load. I can enter the info/feedback but when I click submit, I get a blank page. for example, thi… (read more)

https://input.mozilla.org/en-US/feedback/firefox/40.0/#moreinfo

does not load. I can enter the info/feedback but when I click submit, I get a blank page.

for example, this page will not load:

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/rick-astley-mn0000354722/songs but the page that links to it: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/MN0000354722/biography

loads just fine.

Asked by matt621 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Puzzled why there are no review pages for Firefox Sync. Almost no documentation, either.

XMarks is closing. Eversync is unreliable. So the only sync in town for Firefox users is Firefox Sync. That makes it a shame that Mozilla doesn't have a review page, … (read more)

XMarks is closing. Eversync is unreliable. So the only sync in town for Firefox users is Firefox Sync.

That makes it a shame that Mozilla doesn't have a review page, where users can rate Firefox Sync and talk over their experiences. It would greatly reassure potential users.

Also, Firefox Sync is under-documented. Does it have, like XMarks, a facility by which users can access their bookmarks when they cannot access their local browsers, e.g. when travelling? No way of knowing, without trying it! Does it sync Folders and the arrangement of links within folders accurately? No way of knowing, without trying it! Does it allow uploads to the server, downloads from the server? No way of knowing, without trying it!

Come on Firefox, a few pages of documentation, please!

Asked by matthewmontagupollock 2 years ago

Last reply by Happy112 2 years ago

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what is sync

Well, I've been doing Firefox sync for a long time, and it seems to work pretty well. But I'm a little confused. What EXACTLY is going on? Note: I do NOT want to know how… (read more)

Well, I've been doing Firefox sync for a long time, and it seems to work pretty well. But I'm a little confused. What EXACTLY is going on? Note: I do NOT want to know how to set up sync. I know that.

First question. When sync is automatic, when exactly does it do it? I pull down and do "Open menu" with the three bars, and then hover over the sync arrows-in-the round. It might say "Last sync: 5 minutes ago", and it might say "Last sync: 5 seconds ago". Nothing happened on my Firefox five seconds ago or five minutes ago. So who told it to sync? What determines when it is supposed to sync? I presume Firefox automatically does a sync if you change a bookmark or password.

Second question. What exactly is a sync? I gather that if the sync file (containing bookmarks and everything) in the cloud is younger than the local sync file, the local sync file will be replaced by the one in the cloud. If the sync file in the cloud is older than the local sync file, that sync file in the cloud is replaced by the local one. Is that what's going on? That is, it's all about the time stamp? Do not tell me "Sync lets you share all of your data and preferences (such as your bookmarks, history, passwords, open tabs and installed add-ons) across all your devices." I know that.

Third question. Let's suppose I want sync to ONLY be manual. As in, it will ONLY sync when I do Tools>Sync Now. How do I set it up for that?

Asked by danll 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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What is stored in profile\storage\default?

Seem to be new folders popping up here since Firefox 42. What actually is being stored here? I know it is not standard cookies or history. What controls what is allowed t… (read more)

Seem to be new folders popping up here since Firefox 42. What actually is being stored here? I know it is not standard cookies or history. What controls what is allowed to store here?

profile\storage\default folder...

Thanks.

~Bob

Asked by in4m8n 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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High I/O read bytes

Hi All, Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I c… (read more)

Hi All,

Recently I noticed that downloading files using file manager is stopping at random times giving an error that hard drive can't keep up with the incoming data. I checked the Task Manager and noticed high I/O read bytes for FF. I was monitoring this for some time. After initial opening the amount of read data increased to 200MB within 5 seconds. Then when I was using the FF it increased to 1GB. On one occasion it reached 16BG within 4 minutes. This is causing my disk to slow down. The amount of data read I think depends on how many tabs I have open and how intensively I'm using FF.

Can someone help me to identify what is causing this?

Latest version of FF is used Add-ons and plug ins up-to-date Windows 10 x64

Thanks

Asked by Kruk07 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago

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a href is not working in firefox, the text is not clickable. It only becomes clickable and works when i inspect the element.

So in this segment of code: <table style="width:100%"> <tr> <td> <div class="projectsLink"> <p class="one"><a href="undergraduate.html"… (read more)

So in this segment of code:

<table style="width:100%">
<tr>
<td> <div class="projectsLink"> 	<p class="one"><a href="undergraduate.html"  onclick="location.href='undergraduate.html'" > Undergraduate Studies </a> </p> </td>  
<td> 							<p class="one"><a href="postgraduate.html" onclick="location.href='postgraduate.html'" > Postgraduate Studies </a></p> </td>  
 <td>							<p class="one"><a href="research.html" onclick="location.href='research.html'"> Research </a> </p> </td> 
</div>
</tr> 

the href are not working. The text is not made clickable when i hover and does nothing when i click. I've tried resetting Firefox, checked there are no proxies but nothing's changed. In Google chrome they work fine.

Can anyone suggest a solution?

Asked by cousma 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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Programatically Get the Latest Version Number of Firefox

How can I parse the version number of Firefox programatically. So, I don't have to visit the page every time. All I would have to do is run the script, and it will give … (read more)

How can I parse the version number of Firefox programatically.

So, I don't have to visit the page every time. All I would have to do is run the script, and it will give me the latest version.

http://download.cdn.mozilla.net/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/latest/update/win32/en-US/

The file will always have ".complete.mar" in it. It's the only file with the word "complete" under this directory. How can I parse the version "40.0.2" from it.

Asked by SAI157 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How can I block zooming maps, images, etc.?

I have sensory processing issues. Zooming images *hurt* and can cause immediate, severe, lasting headaches. Many online maps zoom and give me headaches if I try to scroll… (read more)

I have sensory processing issues. Zooming images *hurt* and can cause immediate, severe, lasting headaches. Many online maps zoom and give me headaches if I try to scroll around them. I need some way to block these and all other zooming images.

Asked by MarjaE 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Adobe's Help Site Triggers Migraines

Not a question so much as a mal-design warning. https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?step=ADE_how-tos-troubleshooting_how-tos https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html#/top_pr… (read more)

Not a question so much as a mal-design warning.

https://helpx.adobe.com/contact.html?step=ADE_how-tos-troubleshooting_how-tos

https://helpx.adobe.com/support.html#/top_products

Adobe's help site flashes every few seconds, and has triggered another of my migraines. Obviously I can't report the problem on that site. I don't know whether it was hacked by greifers or designed that way.

Asked by MarjaE 4 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 years ago

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How can I see the name of the URL before I jump to it?

How can I see the name of the URL before I jump to it. The message in the gray bar says "Firefox prevented the web page from redirecting to another page". I don't have on… (read more)

How can I see the name of the URL before I jump to it. The message in the gray bar says "Firefox prevented the web page from redirecting to another page". I don't have one in front of me but I think the button at the end says "allow". Usually when I'm downloading I have to allow the redirect or the download window won't open. There are times when the redirect doesn't seem to go anywhere. The new page looks just like the original. In some of the questions I read the change was dramatic. Those questions I read in the forum were about turning off redirect, but since FF went to the trouble of creating an option I have to believe there's a reason. On Wikipedia I read but don't entirely understand all the reasons for redirection, but I saw enough to realize that turning it off is not for me a good idea. I imagine that if FF is about to send me to the new page then it knows what the URL is. It doesn't know what I'll encounter there, but it knows the URL "name". That is to say "www.bad site.com" or "www.minor change to preserve bookmarks.com". So how do I see what the name of the site is before I allow the jump to it.

Asked by DavidSorge 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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How to have Firefox check add-on age only on startup.

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTim… (read more)

I'm looking for an about:config switch that can be toggled to disable Firefox checking add-on age except when starting it (I suspect this age is "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer").

I occasionally set my Windows clock back about two years, which used to just throw security errors on new pages. Now it also disables add-ons, which is obnoxious. Even after resetting the clock and restarting Firefox, they still can't be enabled unless extensions.legacy.enabled is set to true, which seems inadvisable.

Alternately, is there a number I can reset "app.update.lastUpdateTime.addon-background-update-timer" or another variable to that will re-enable extensions?

Thanks.

Asked by concinnus 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How do I get to the menu button in the Firefox toolbar via the keyboard?

Hello, I work with individuals who use screen readers so all access to the computer is via keyboard shortcuts rather than any "point and click" with the mouse. At one tim… (read more)

Hello,

I work with individuals who use screen readers so all access to the computer is via keyboard shortcuts rather than any "point and click" with the mouse.

At one time, I know that I could throw focus to the "hamburger stack"/"three line" open menu button via a keyboard shortcut. As an example, in Chrome, I can throw focus on the "Customize and control Google Chrome" main menu button in the main toolbar by hitting ALT. Now I know that ALT under Firefox causes the classic menu bar to appear, but I could swear that there was some way to throw focus to the open menu button via the keyboard and that, if one needed to, to use the left arrow/right arrow buttons to traverse any add-on buttons that are to the left of the open menu button.

I have tried everything I can think of, but cannot get focus on the open menu button or any of the add-on buttons located to the right of the address/search box.

The add-on Read Aloud is incredibly helpful when one is a screen reader user, but only if one can get to the button that allows it to be activated, and that button always ends up in the area to the right of the address/search box and to the right of the open menu button. The only way I have been able to activate it in the current version of Firefox is via point and click, which is utterly useless because my students cannot point and click.

The collection of buttons that I can find no way to navigate to via the keyboard are enclosed in orange in the included image. They could be for any add-ons, not the specific ones from this screen shot.

If anyone can tell me how I can get to these buttons and move among them using only the keyboard I would really appreciate it.


edit: fixed so there is no horizontal scrollbars due to spaces before start of each part.

Asked by Bri the Tech Guy 2 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 years ago

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How to customize privacy protection with add-ons?

Dear Firefox, It's the first time I am using FireFox! Seriously. For long years I've been an avid Opera and then Vivaldi fan, unfortunately, recently Vivaldi started to b… (read more)

Dear Firefox,

It's the first time I am using FireFox! Seriously. For long years I've been an avid Opera and then Vivaldi fan, unfortunately, recently Vivaldi started to become even less compatible with many sites, and I personally started to think more about security and privacy in the Web. I've found that many tech sites recommend using new FireFox as it is as fast as is configurable with its add-ons. That said, I've found this list of 13 add-ons that would help secure my privacy:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections/mozilla/privacy-matters/

Unfortunately, I am no IT wizard, but a simple user, and I cannot tell if I should istall all 13 of them? Or maybe the overlap in some usages? And futhermore, should I add an addblocker to it?

I would appreciate all the info and help you guys provide :) Thank you in advance.

Marcin

Asked by kmieciu86 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

hi Firefox brozer does not work ?!!§

Hi firefox does not work and it clashes with 1 Password ? please help me get firefox up and going again as I have been very satisfied with firefox for many years but now … (read more)

Hi firefox does not work and it clashes with 1 Password ? please help me get firefox up and going again as I have been very satisfied with firefox for many years but now must look into changing browzer if this cant be solved ASAP

Asked by Ann-Brit Tangstad 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 month ago

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How can I derive bandwidth usage from Firefox logs?

I have followed the directions for enabling Firefox logging (on Linux) as provided here: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Debugging/HTTP_logging I am no… (read more)

I have followed the directions for enabling Firefox logging (on Linux) as provided here:

 https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Debugging/HTTP_logging

I am now in possession of a detailed log.txt file from a complete Firefox session. I wish to use the data contained therein to create a summary (either by hostname or by host IP) of the total number of bytes received from each separate host during the complete Firefox session in question. How may I accomplish this? Please describe your answer in detail. Mostly, I need to know which specific log records I should be fishing out of the great mass of log data in order to derive the summary per-host bandwidth data that I want to create.

P.S. I am well versed in awk, sed, grep, and Perl, so if someone can just tell me what sorts of log file lines I should be looking for, then I should be able to fish those out for myself, and then perform the simple arithmetic additions needed to summarize the bandwidth usage on a per-host basis.

P.P.S. My question is in reference to Firefox 46.0 on Ubuntu.

Asked by JohnBigbooty 4 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 years ago

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Why did Mozilla break No Squint?

What has changed in the Addon structure for Mozilla and Firefox? Why was it necessary to break this addon? The author claims it is too much trouble to keep up with the ch… (read more)

What has changed in the Addon structure for Mozilla and Firefox?

Why was it necessary to break this addon? The author claims it is too much trouble to keep up with the changes in Mozilla and Firefox, so has Mozilla changed that is so important that y'all must ruin my user experience?

I don't get it: every week or so Mozilla breaks another addon that has made Firefox a good product: what is the goal? Is forcing users to concentrate on the underlying unicorns and whatevers more important than allowing them to use the WWW part of the internet in a manner of their choice? It's starting to look evil, especially because I, and most others, don't understand the need nor motivations behind breaking something that seems to work just fine. Seriously, is it Mozilla's intention that I squint? Instead of just leaving me (and many others) just hanging, why not take on a little bit of responsibility and fix the browser so the features are incorporated into it, either by default or possibly using an 'addon' as promised to users?

Think about it, see if you can spot the errors on your part, right? So what addon fills the roles that No Squint filled? Why did Mozilla break it? What advantage do we have now that it is broken and it's harder to look at a variety of web pages, some with font too small, some with font too big, some with light grey font, some with red font on nearly red background; what does Firefox do better now that it's a big, big PIA to look at websites that I had fixed for myself up until yesterday?

Seriously, are there Microsoft employee working on the code now, trying to find ways to make the computer unusable due to updated, sucky interfaces? Perhaps you could make all Mozilla products use white fonts on very light grey backgrounds and appear upside down in Russian? Wouldn't that be funny? Is it obvious by my remarks that I am not a programmer?

But really, what next in this apparently embarrassing boondoggle?

Asked by TenOx 4 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 years ago