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Google drive files not downloading in Firefox Browser

I am using Firefox Browser V81.0 (64-bit) on MacOS Catalina and I'm experiencing issues with downloading files specifically from Google Drive. I can download other files … (read more)

I am using Firefox Browser V81.0 (64-bit) on MacOS Catalina and I'm experiencing issues with downloading files specifically from Google Drive. I can download other files using Firefox, but it doesn't work when using GDrive. I know it's an issue with Firefox because I've tried downloading the GDrive files using Safari and it's fine.

What happens is I'll click download and then there is no prompt that asks me if I'd like to download the file.

I also looked at this thread and followed the troubleshooting measures (including clearing the browser cache and starting Firefox in Safe Mode), but it did not solve the problem: [https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1157677]

I've also tried un-installing/re-installing Firefox. And I have my adblocker disabled for Google Drive.

Any suggestions for how to resolve the problem?

Asked by averagehuman 5 months ago

Answered by averagehuman 5 months ago

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Getting rid of Duckduckgo

I installed the Duckduckgo extension and decided after a week that I didn't want to use it any longer. I disabled the extension and in Preferences/Search selected Google … (read more)

I installed the Duckduckgo extension and decided after a week that I didn't want to use it any longer. I disabled the extension and in Preferences/Search selected Google to once again be my default search engine. But, when I do a search, Duckduckgo comes up as the default, and when I look in Preferences/Search it again shows as the default. I went back into extensions and totally removed Duckduckgo, reset Google again as the default but it reverts to Duckduckgo. I went into One-Click Search Engines and removed Duckduckgo, but then when I try to select my default search engine there are no search engines from which to choose. I clicked on Restore Default Search Engines but then I'm back to Duckduckgo being the default search engine. I've spent hours searching online with no success. How do I get rid of it and get Google back as my default? I'm using Firefox 82.0 on an iMac running Catalina. I updated to 82.0 hoping that might solve the issue, but no luck.

Asked by philmguy 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox won't play ANY videos at all

Firefox won't play any video, on any website at all. I get different error messages on different sites, such as: The video playback was aborted due to a corruption probl… (read more)

Firefox won't play any video, on any website at all. I get different error messages on different sites, such as: The video playback was aborted due to a corruption problem or because the video used features your browser did not support OR Sorry, we're having trouble with playing this video. I've tried following some of the advice in the forums here, so I cleared the cache and the cookies, I ensured DRM content is enabled, and I unchecked the 'Use hardware acceleration when possible' option under preferences. None of this has made any difference. I also restarted firefox and installed an adobe flash player add on. Still no success. Any advice?

Asked by mayaharish 2 months ago

Answered by mayaharish 2 months ago

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Full Size has replaced Picture-in-Picture

I welcomed the Picture-in-Picture feature to the Mac, which allowed me to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks. Recently when I have clicked on the Picture-i… (read more)

I welcomed the Picture-in-Picture feature to the Mac, which allowed me to watch YouTube videos while performing other tasks.

Recently when I have clicked on the Picture-in-Picture icon, the view does the exact opposite of what I want to occur. I want a small window that I can move around and resize. Instead, the video goes Full Screen.

I've tried right-clicking on the icon and on the video, double-right-clicking, looking through Firefox settings, updating to the latest version, etc. -- but stiill don't know how to recover the Picture-in-Picture feature. How do I get that back? Thank you.

Asked by WA 1 week ago

Answered by WA 1 week ago

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Enable/disable automatic redirect.

So I was having some trouble a few days ago with a website that automatically re-directed as soon as I landed on it to another page. So I happily went off in the settings… (read more)

So I was having some trouble a few days ago with a website that automatically re-directed as soon as I landed on it to another page. So I happily went off in the settings and disable the automatic redirect. Now a week or two later I'm sitting here going I can't find the setting anymore? I can't even search for it and have absolutely no results you would think searching for "redirect" in the settings pain would bring it up. it's probably something that got buried in developer tools that I would never be able to turn off/toggle again unless I get lucky with the right extremely memorable and easily accessible incantation in the about : config because that's just all so well documented. Is it a "1" is it a "0" is it a "5" which one disabled / enabled what is the other options do?

Asked by iMark77 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Preferences window only opens when I type about:preferences

Hi - The last 2-3 Mac OS versions of FF (85.0.2, 86.0) are not allowing me to open Firefox>Preferences from the Firefox menu, the dashboard icon, or using Command-, I'… (read more)

Hi - The last 2-3 Mac OS versions of FF (85.0.2, 86.0) are not allowing me to open Firefox>Preferences from the Firefox menu, the dashboard icon, or using Command-,

I'm only able to open the Preferences window by typing about:preferences in the address bar. If I keep a Preferences tab available, I'm able to navigate to that window using the aforementioned methods.

Any ideas?

Many thanks

Asked by pointy 5 days ago

Answered by pointy 5 days ago

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Firefox won't open certain websites

My Firefox has started refusing to open certain websites which I have previously accessed. These include, but I suspect are not limited to: warhorn.net foambrain.com mybe… (read more)

My Firefox has started refusing to open certain websites which I have previously accessed. These include, but I suspect are not limited to: warhorn.net foambrain.com mybestjudymerch.com

Google Chrome on this computer will open these sites, as will my Firefox install on my work computer. I'm running Big Sur 11.2.1. I have tried every step on https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-cant-load-websites-other-browsers-can and https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1290042

Asked by xalxecraft 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Moving Multiple Firefox Profiles - Confused by Profile Names and Profiles Aren't Recognized on New Computer

I have 100s of profiles that i need to move to a new computer but the names of the profiles are not .default (see attached screenshot named "Profile names on old computer… (read more)

I have 100s of profiles that i need to move to a new computer but the names of the profiles are not .default (see attached screenshot named "Profile names on old computer") - they appear instead to be what i named the profiles.

And when I do move them to the Profile Directory, they aren't recognized in Profile Manager, I assume because they don't end in .default (see screenshot named "Profiles on New Computer" and screenshot "New computer's Profile Manager").

But on my old Macbook, they are recognized just fine. What am I missing or doing wrong?

Thank you

Asked by pegasis3 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Print button saves file

Why does the Firefox print button launch the save window? When I open an attachment from an email to print, the print button automatically wants to save the document as a… (read more)

Why does the Firefox print button launch the save window? When I open an attachment from an email to print, the print button automatically wants to save the document as a PDF. If you try to open the PDF after being saved, it will launch the printer function on my MacBook Pro.

I have tried the procedures in the "Fix Printer Problem" article, which does not resolve the problem. If I refresh Firefox, the print button will work for a few days and then reverts to saving files.

I have removed and redownloaded Firefox multiple times, and I get the same results. I have used Firefox for quite a while and never had this problem. This issue is something that has started about two months ago.

Asked by gmichaelbargas 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Unknown shortcut. Content turned by 90 degrees. What happened?

It happened that I worked with an online workbook for classes that I have a subscription for. By mistake I pressed a keyboard shortcut (regrettably I don't remenber it, o… (read more)

It happened that I worked with an online workbook for classes that I have a subscription for. By mistake I pressed a keyboard shortcut (regrettably I don't remenber it, otherwse I would simply repeat the shortcut), and the content turned by 90 degrees. But not all of the content. The toolbar of the workbook ist still in the same position as it should be.

My suspicion is that the workbook simply is a PDF and that only the embedded PDF turned but not the whole browser window? Has anybody an idea of what to do?

Thank you!

Asked by geertje.koenig 1 day ago

Answered by geertje.koenig 1 day ago

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import login data

I want to import passwords from Lastpass (I've already exported to CSV file) According to Mozilla help there should be an option to import from file https://support.mozil… (read more)

I want to import passwords from Lastpass (I've already exported to CSV file)

According to Mozilla help there should be an option to import from file https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/import-login-data-file

I only see import from browser.

Asked by exekutive 5 hours ago

Answered by exekutive 5 hours ago

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My Mac G5 OS10.3.9 is to old to get the latest upgrade. No solutions offered. Ownloading version 3.6.8 gets corrupt file message. What to do?

I have a Mac G5 system 10.3.9 too old to accept latest Firefox upgrade. Tried it and get 'corrupt file' message. What do I do? My hotmail account will not now work! This… (read more)

I have a Mac G5 system 10.3.9 too old to accept latest Firefox upgrade. Tried it and get 'corrupt file' message. What do I do? My hotmail account will not now work!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== A new upgrade notice appeared in on launching my Hotmail.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Trying to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on a Mac, 10.4.11. I'm being told I don't have sufficient priviledges. ??? (Thanks)

Having trouble trying to update to Firefox 3.6. I'm told I don't have sufficient privileges. Help is appreciated. This happened Just once or twice == trying to update to… (read more)

Having trouble trying to update to Firefox 3.6. I'm told I don't have sufficient privileges. Help is appreciated.

This happened

Just once or twice

== trying to update to Firefox 3.6 on a Mac, OSX 10.4.11

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Find 2.0.20 french version???

I have Mac Os 10.3.9. I can only use Firefox 2.0.20, but I can not find it anywhere to downlowd it! In french version if it is possible... Do you know where I can downloa… (read more)

I have Mac Os 10.3.9. I can only use Firefox 2.0.20, but I can not find it anywhere to downlowd it! In french version if it is possible... Do you know where I can download it? Thanks in advance!

Operating system

Mac Os 10,3,9

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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hotmail basic function (sending e-mail) won't work on Mac OS X 10.3.9

My Mac OS X 10.3.9 with Firefox cannot handle Hotmail basic function sending emails. I can't upgrade the browser. I can receive email. URL of affected sites http://www.h… (read more)

My Mac OS X 10.3.9 with Firefox cannot handle Hotmail basic function sending emails. I can't upgrade the browser. I can receive email.

URL of affected sites

http://www.hotmail.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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When I attempt to download Firefox 3.5.10 I get a warning stating "disk image failed to mount - corrupt image", what can I do?

I am attempting to download "Firefox 3.5.10", each attempt the results state "The disk image failed to mount due to corrupt image". I really need this browser for my on-l… (read more)

I am attempting to download "Firefox 3.5.10", each attempt the results state "The disk image failed to mount due to corrupt image". I really need this browser for my on-line learning. Please help! By the way 2.0 downloaded fine, but is not compatible with the University web site.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Every time I attempted to download Firefox 3.5.10

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Stop Google from using Firefox Geolocation Feature

Not being paranoid, but how do I get google from ceasing to use the Firefox Geolocation Feature?? All it does is add time to loading web sites, not to mention I don't par… (read more)

Not being paranoid, but how do I get google from ceasing to use the Firefox Geolocation Feature?? All it does is add time to loading web sites, not to mention I don't particularly like anybody tracking my visitation. (ironic I use gmail, isn't it?)

== happens all the damn time

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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When downloading Firefox 3.6 the answer is: disk did not mount

when trying to upgrade Firefox the download proceeds but it prints out: Download failed to mount the disk. This happened Not sure how often == only when trying to upgrad… (read more)

when trying to upgrade Firefox the download proceeds but it prints out: Download failed to mount the disk.

This happened

Not sure how often

== only when trying to upgrade Firefox

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago