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I want to make it so firefox never opens previous tabs

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default fire… (read more)

Hello there, I feel a little embarrassed to ask this, because I feel like this should be trivial to do. I've looked through the settings quite thoroughly. By default firefox opens up all the tabs from the previous session, and lazy loads them. I would like it so that it no longer does this. That it just always opens a single new tab. Irrespective of whether firefox closed, or I shut down my computer while it was still open. Is there a way to do this? General > Start-up > Restore previous session, is already unchecked. Thank you very much, Sashin

Asked by myself2 8 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 8 hours ago

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autofill saved logins and passwords and don't ask to save logins and passwords for websites

Dear Community, I have a hand full of passwords I would like Firefox to fill out but stop asking me if I like to save logins and passwords every time I have to login on … (read more)

Dear Community,

I have a hand full of passwords I would like Firefox to fill out but stop asking me if I like to save logins and passwords every time I have to login on a websites.

Unfortunately, when I uncheck "Ask to save logins and passwords for websites", Firefox will stop "Autofill logins and passwords", even the saved ones.

Does anyone know a workaround?

Hopefully, Elmar

Asked by elmbeech 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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Address Bar Search Not Working

Hi, Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3 I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get … (read more)

Hi,

Firefox 84.0.1 (64-bit) on Linux Mint 18.3

I have the 'Use the address bar for search and navigation' option selected in settings but when I enter a search all I get is 'Hmm. That address doesn’t look right. Please check that the URL is correct and try again.'

Any ideas please?

Asked by caned_monkey 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Google Calendar won't load in Firefox

I'm using Firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. It has suddenly stopped being able to load Google Calendar. It shows the banner for Google Calendar but no content, and the pr… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 84.0.2 on Ubuntu 18.04. It has suddenly stopped being able to load Google Calendar. It shows the banner for Google Calendar but no content, and the progress bar shows it continually trying to load. Even after several minutes there is no time-out. The problem persists in safe mode. No other Google products (Gmail, Google Drive) show this problem, and the calendar loads normally in Chrome. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Asked by tmichael.mcnulty 5 days ago

Answered by tmichael.mcnulty 5 days ago

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Video looks laggy

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloade… (read more)

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloaded Chrome and it didn't have any problem running any video.

I tried clearing Firefox's cache and I tried to "refresh Firefox" on about::config, but it didn't work. I don't have any missing system updates, I'm running Firefox 84.0.2-1.fc33 on Fedora Workstation 33.

I don't like using Chrome so your help will be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Christian 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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mozilla firefox crashes when opening live session on visual studio code

Using live server on visual studio code (127:0:0.1:80). The minute i click it, pop up with mozilla crash report shows up. Not sure as to why it is happening. Live server … (read more)

Using live server on visual studio code (127:0:0.1:80). The minute i click it, pop up with mozilla crash report shows up. Not sure as to why it is happening. Live server settings has been done accordingly. it would be of great help if this is sorted.

Asked by preethraoobley 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Firefox Monitor - unable to find button to add new email addresses

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in,… (read more)

I've been an avid user of Firefox Monitor for the past few months, but recently over the last few days when I go to https://monitor.firefox.com/user/dashboard and log in, I've been struggling to find the button that allows me to add new email addresses. I've searched the support article for Monitor for this information, but to no avail: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-monitor. So I was wondering if you could point me in the right direction?

Asked by Jonathan 4 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 4 months ago

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I CANNOT delete **all** my stored passwords at once?

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to… (read more)

I need to clear my personal data out of a computer before I return it to its owner. I am **absolutely** appalled and shocked by the fact that it seems to be impossible to clear out all my stored passwords on this firefox browser installation, unless I simply uninstall firefox -- which is exactly what I am about to do. And now that I am aware of this appalling security flaw, I am sorry to say that I will be uninstalling it from everywhere else I use it too.

How can it possibly be that it is thought to be "OK" that in order to remove stored passwords, the user must remove each individual password separately. In my case, that is 227 passwords!! I can clear all browsing history, all cookies, all site-cache data, etc etc.... but several minutes of searching, both in the settings and more generally online, only has produced a way to remove passwords one at a time?

If i have missed the UI to do this, then I apologize for being so annoyed -- but in that case I must report that the feature is EXTREMELY well hidden.

I just cannot BELIEVE any browser I sign into with firefox sync almost instantly copies 227 passwords of mine onto a machine, and that I cannot remove them without doing several HUNDRED clicks.

What am I failing to understand here?

It would be much appreciated if some future answer to this question could also be sent to [email]@gmail.com. I do not think i will be logging into my firefox account again until I can feel more secure that the act of logging in won't copy hundreds of passwords in a way which I then need to spend hours removing.

I loved this browser, but unless I am mistaken about this problem, I'm afraid I simply can no longer use it.

This particular firefox browser is running on an old old lubuntu 386 laptop. Or rather, it is about to be "was running." Perhaps this is a problem in some old old version of firefox which I am running because I am on such an old machine. It is 84.0.2 (32 bit) running on an old old Acer Aspire One. If that is the case, may I a suggest that you add to your support pages some information on how to remove ALL saved logins in a single act.

Thank you scott petrack

Asked by scott.petrack 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening links in a new window?

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, b… (read more)

Currently, I'm using Firefox 82.0.2 on Fedora 31. Recently, it's started opening most, but not all links in a new window instead of the current one. Not on all sites, but most. As a pair of examples, it opens links to articles on gasbuddy.com in a new window but not on Slashdot, and until a few months ago, it only opened a new window if I right-clicked and selected New Window from the context menu. I'd like to get the old behavior back, as this is quite inconvenient.

Asked by sideburns 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Hide the title bar.

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, whi… (read more)

I'd like to hide the title bar in Firefox. It takes up valuable on-screen real-estate, and doesn't really serve a purpose (other than showing a web page's full title, which I'm not interested in anyway).

In this screenshot, I have Firefox on the left, and Brave on the right. Now, I know it's only about 30 or so vertical pixels, but the title bar in Firefox is taking up a lot of space that could be used for actual web content.

Is there any way to disable this top bar? Or is it baked into the actual program itself?

Asked by tailsnow 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Audio mp3 only saved as html although extension

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio downloa… (read more)

Hello, I always download mp3 files inside webs using "Save as" and ".mp3" method. Sometimes I had to explicitly save filename with ".mp3" extension to force audio download. However trying to download an audio no matter what format I write in file always download only webpage as .html never as .mp3. Looking at sourcecode (image attached) I found a detail containing "chrome" in webpage. Later, I tried downloading with Chromium at it worked properly. Does anyone know how to download this from Firefox?

Thanks in advance for your help. P.D. I am using Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0.

Asked by blazeditch 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Where does Firefox store SQLITE download history

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract. The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my download… (read more)

I normally choose my download location and if they're zip I'll delete them after extract.

The problem is currently I can't find any way to get where did I put my downloaded files if it's not there.

BUT!!! In order to know the files aren't there, Firefox has to know where did I put them.

I searched the home folder but nothing named `download` is in the folder.

I asked a question for what should I do https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1312757 but doesn't get anything remotely useful.

Asked by palm22180 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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How to find "Deleted" download file location

I use `Always ask you where to save files` when download and every time I download something they're always in different places. The problem is if I rename the file when … (read more)

I use `Always ask you where to save files` when download and every time I download something they're always in different places.

The problem is if I rename the file when I forget to rename it before I press the download, Firefox says the file is missing and refuses to tell me where did I save that file. The `Open Contained Folder` is greyed out and I can't find any location related text.

How can I find where did I download my files?

And why `Open Contained Folder` has to be greyed out?

Asked by palm22180 2 months ago

Answered by palm22180 1 week ago

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page and tab refresh when loading

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04 I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data i… (read more)

Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit) in Ubuntu 18.04

I often load pages with many tabs. These tabs are NOT refreshed when loading, so data may be days old. It's easy to think data is fresh, since Firefox just started, but WRONG !

This wastes lots of time, both in errors and manually restarting each of many tabs.

I need to find how to set Firefox to NOT use old data when it starts. I don't need to refresh every few minutes or hours,, JUST when starting.

HOW do I accomplish this ?!?

Thanks!

Asked by RogerDavis 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Disably overly insisting updates

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to fini… (read more)

When Firefox asks if I want to download an update and I agree, soon after that but not right away it stops working - on every new page it says "we need to restart to finish updating" <- this last bit is VERY annoying. Is there a way to keep FF working in such situation? I usually have 3 FF profiles running, about 10-20 tabs each and when it suddenly does this - I can restart them all but when it is suitable for me.

The only solution I can see so far is disabling updates via group policies (which is not well documented, where do i put this policies.json on fedora? need to google that).

Any other ways to keep updates and FF running until I decide when to restart? Thanks.

Asked by aikbox 3 weeks ago

Answered by Scribe 1 week ago

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option to customize new bookmark gone (linux)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save… (read more)

Suddenly, when on a new page and "bookmark this page" I do NOT (and cannot) get the menu that allows me to pick a folder and/or tag and/or rename the bookmark WHEN I save it. I now have to save the bookmark into OTHER folder and then choose EDIT bookmark.

Asked by info3517 1 week ago

Answered by info3517 1 week ago

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DRM content won't play

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy. I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/htm… (read more)

After installing the DRM content through the browser I still cannot play any videos on Netflix or Udemy.

I have run this website (https://www.jeffersonscher.com/sumo/html5-video.html) from previous answers to check and the results are attached to the question.

I have also checked media.eme.enabled and it is set to true.

I am very much puzzled by this.

Asked by Alex 1 week ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

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Can not play videos at one website

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the Ne… (read more)

I have what I think is a specific video problem. Videos from the Washington Post get the message “This video is currently not available”. Other videos, e.g. from the New York Times do work. Washington Post videos work with Chrome and Opera.

The problem is on a new Dell Inspiron 5502 running Windows 10 and Ubuntu with dual boot. The problem only occurs under Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS. It does not occur under Windows Firefox.

The current Firefox is 84.0.2. The problem did occur under 84.0 but I didn’t have time to pursue it.

The add-ons manager under extensions has no entries. Under plugins there is only “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems”.

Under preferences, performance, hardware acceleration is not selected and the content process limit is left at 8.

Running in safe mode does not help.

I had a different video problem on a pair of the hardware visible at https://support.mozilla.org/questions/1320396?utm_campaign=questions-reply&utm_source=notification&utm_medium=email#answer-1381141 This is a different machine and a different problem.

Asked by alan.schulman 2 weeks ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago