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How do I default spellchecker to the primary Mac OS dictionary?

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by … (read more)

The built-in Firefox spellchecker is woefully inadequate. It's tagging very common words as misspelled. How do I point the spellchecker to the primary dictionary used by my computer (Mac OS)? Thanks in advance!

Asked by jwearley 6 days ago

Last reply by jwearley 4 hours ago

Session not restored after starting the firfox on mac

whenever i open the firefox on mac why it did not restore my session. in my setting i already selected the same. on my windows it is working fine but on mac it is not. … (read more)

whenever i open the firefox on mac why it did not restore my session. in my setting i already selected the same. on my windows it is working fine but on mac it is not.

Asked by deepeshalways 1 week ago

Last reply by deepeshalways 6 days ago

Youtube does not auto play on start up

When I have a youtube video play as soon as FF start up it does not. It shows the video picture then the triangle appears in the middle waiting to be clicked before it st… (read more)

When I have a youtube video play as soon as FF start up it does not. It shows the video picture then the triangle appears in the middle waiting to be clicked before it starts to play.

Is that normal?

Asked by Mace2 1 week ago

Last reply by Mace2 2 days ago

I won't check a box that pre-agrees to being in "studies" I'm not aware of...but...

I won't check a box that opts me into observational and INTERVENTIONAL studies that I won't even be aware that I'm in since I don't look every 5 minutes at the settings a… (read more)

I won't check a box that opts me into observational and INTERVENTIONAL studies that I won't even be aware that I'm in since I don't look every 5 minutes at the settings and may do things like the evil sort of one fb ? did that changed your emotions.

That's a great example of why I moved to Firefox from Chrome and am wary of Facebook.

I'd be more than happy to check a box that says: "Please offer me any/all studies I may be eligible for including add'l questions to see if I'm eligible, with a reasonable stab at assent (not even informed consent). And of course whether data is anonymous (truly, as in after the study even if you wanted to you couldn't figure out which person was which), or not. Not anonymous may be fine....depending on the study. My very best, really, you're great....AND I'd be happy to discuss, advise (see below)...my 'toolbox' isn't simply biomedical. Darren


(Just me being pedantic now ignore this as you wish: And you say "study" ... I'm a researcher (sometimes)...IRB, grants, peer review, publications. Research is the "creation of generalizable knowledge." Is that what you're doing? I suspect you're doing more "quality improvement" where you figure out what works better for you...and SOMETIMES that is generalizeable knowledge (i.e., certain colors make people happy in every browser not Firefox specific), but do you publish it as peer reviewed research? Now, it's TOTALLY FINE if you don't and it's QI....but would specify that and not call it studies...call it...evaluating improvements or whatever. The use of the word 'study' and 'research' drive me nuts since when we talk to people about actual 'studies' and 'research' they conflate that with marketing evaluations of what makes us by more or which candidate we're interested in or how to sell things to us.)

Asked by Bikelink 2 days ago

Last reply by Bikelink 22 hours ago

Since updating to Mac OS Catalina, Firefox is displaying some fonts/text as boxed question marks.

Since updating to Mac OS Catalina, Firefox is displaying some text/fonts on websites as boxed question marks. I have tried some of the suggested fixes including: 1. lowe… (read more)

Since updating to Mac OS Catalina, Firefox is displaying some text/fonts on websites as boxed question marks. I have tried some of the suggested fixes including: 1. lowering the security.sandbox.content.level to a value of 2, 1, or even 0, but no success. 2. Type about:preferences#content<enter> in the address bar. Across from fonts and colors, press the Advanced button. On the bottom, turn on Allow Web Sites To Choose Their Own. When checked - The boxed question marks appear. 3. The problem is only happening in Firefox. No problem in Safari. (see image)

Thanks for your help and assistance

Asked by nonne 6 days ago

Last reply by nonne 19 hours ago

Gmail web interface some images in email not displayed

I am running Firefox v76.0.1 64bit on an iMac. Suddenly in Gmail emails accessed by the web interface are showing no images with the broken image link, some are showing … (read more)

I am running Firefox v76.0.1 64bit on an iMac.

Suddenly in Gmail emails accessed by the web interface are showing no images with the broken image link, some are showing around 10% of the images and others are showing all the images. This suddenly started earlier this week.

I have tried safe mode with no plugins and still exactly as above. I have tried turning Advanced Protection off and again no change. The attached screenshot is an example of the problem.

If I access the emails using Safari then I have no issue.

Asked by cs14 6 hours ago

Last reply by cs14 6 hours ago

Preventing files opened from Mac OS Finder from opening in new windows

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried … (read more)

When I open a file from Mac OS Finder in Firefox, the file always opens in a new window. I have `browser.link.open_newwindow.override.external` set to 3. I've also tried setting it to -1, with `browser.link.open_newwindow` set to 3. Is there anything else I should try to get this working?

Asked by bronco_popsicle 5 days ago

History of the synchronized devices - Firefox Sync

Hello everyone, I had Firefox Sync. on an old computer and I removed this computer from the devices synchronized around early September 2018. Is there a way to know the e… (read more)

Hello everyone,

I had Firefox Sync. on an old computer and I removed this computer from the devices synchronized around early September 2018. Is there a way to know the exact date when I've removed this synchronization ? It would help me a lot to know that.

Also, is there a way to know from which device bookmarks/history/preferences have been added/modified. I'd like to show that all the bookmarks I've added to my account have been added from my current device.

Thanks a lot for your precious help, Best regards, Quentin

Asked by quent.mondot 5 days ago

Sound from web page once visited persists at startup despite cookies being deleted

Greetings. Each time I open Firefox 76.0.1 on my iMAC OS 10.14.6 I have to listen a minute or so to frog calls. The problem began after I visited this page, which is the … (read more)

Greetings. Each time I open Firefox 76.0.1 on my iMAC OS 10.14.6 I have to listen a minute or so to frog calls. The problem began after I visited this page, which is the source of the sound: http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/p.regilla.sounds.html. To try to fix this, I've deleted all cookies and long ago closed the page with the frog call on it. Unfortunately, I sent this URL to a friend who subsequently developed the same problem. She is on a different browser, I think Chrome, and has Microsoft OS.

MalwareBytes can detect no problem with my system. How do I rid my Firefox of these frog calls? This does not happen when I open Safari or Chrome but I like using Firefox better.

Thanks in advance for your help, Susan

Asked by susanmaggie2u 4 days ago

Full screen video

In Firefox on YouTube, if I go full screen, one thing is that it doesn't create a new desktop like real Firefox full screen does, it just goes full screen on that desktop… (read more)

In Firefox on YouTube, if I go full screen, one thing is that it doesn't create a new desktop like real Firefox full screen does, it just goes full screen on that desktop. The other thing is that when I am on dual monitors, and that full screen Firefox video is in focus, the menu bar on the other screen is not there.

Does anyone else have this issue?

I use Firefox for everything except full screen video (and sometimes for work) for this reason.

Asked by nroose 3 days ago

Cliqz/Firefox appending .part to downloads & corrupting files

The recent updates of Cliqz and Firefox blocked or corrupted downloaded software updates on my Mac and appended a .part to end of downloaded files, hence Apple installer … (read more)

The recent updates of Cliqz and Firefox blocked or corrupted downloaded software updates on my Mac and appended a .part to end of downloaded files, hence Apple installer could not open ANY download. Cliqz was my primary browser and was affected as was Firefox when I made it the primary browser. Only after making Safari the primary browser could I download and open updates to my third party apps and use Apple installer. I would like to know what the recent Cliqz and Firefox updates did to cause this problem, and when the software flaw will be fixed? The .part issues seem to be associated with these two browsers and I don't know why? I initially focused on Comcast but it was not the source of the problem. If anyone has has insight into this issue I would like your comments please.

Asked by sternhagenh 2 days ago

Mac Dock & Taskbar disappearing

I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook. When I play a youtube video in full screen on my external monitor, as I surf the web using firefox on my Macbook scree… (read more)

I have an external monitor connected to my Macbook. When I play a youtube video in full screen on my external monitor, as I surf the web using firefox on my Macbook screen, the dock and taskbar disappears on the Macbook's screen. Does anyone know why this is happening? This is midly inconvenient, and does not happen when I use Google Chrome. Thanks.

Asked by SweetKippy 2 days ago

Me aparece un msj diciendo que la cuenta no esta activa

Hola me parece interesante la folosofía de Mozila y me gustaría ayudar traduciendo algunos artículos al español, pero no me queda claro los pasos a seguir. Traté de conta… (read more)

Hola me parece interesante la folosofía de Mozila y me gustaría ayudar traduciendo algunos artículos al español, pero no me queda claro los pasos a seguir. Traté de contactar a uno de los líderes de proyecto mas no sé porqué me redireccionó a otro lado. Por otra parte el vinculo para iniciarse en SUMO parecía estar roto. Sería de ayuda si me escriben directamente al correo o pudiera ponerse en contacto conmigo alguno de los lideres de proyectos a ver cómo puedo ayudar en el proceso.

Asked by duendeintemporal 1 day ago

How do I force the Firefox browser most recently used to be the profile to open new links?

I am currently using two separate profiles for Firefox browser - one personal and one for work. I have both open at all times on one machine. When I click on a link from … (read more)

I am currently using two separate profiles for Firefox browser - one personal and one for work. I have both open at all times on one machine. When I click on a link from Slack (for work), it always opens in my personal Firefox browser which it usually cannot open since I need to be logged into my work account.

How do I set it up so that the link will open in the profile that was most recently used vs the default profile?

Asked by moonxkang 1 day ago

I can no longer download files on firefox

I can no longer download files on firefox - The last file I downloaded was on May 21 2020 12:41am After that files would begin and stop. I have move over to another brow… (read more)

I can no longer download files on firefox - The last file I downloaded was on May 21 2020 12:41am After that files would begin and stop. I have move over to another browser that does not have any issues. What can I do? Mac OS 10.13.5

Asked by alexmark 1 day ago

How to disable blue flash when tab loads in FF 76 for Mac?

Whenever I load a website, there is a brief left-to-right blue streak across the tab when that website loads. I would prefer to not have this, it's not matchy with anythi… (read more)

Whenever I load a website, there is a brief left-to-right blue streak across the tab when that website loads. I would prefer to not have this, it's not matchy with anything else on my desktop and I find the animation distracting.

It doesn't seem to be connected to any of my add-ons. I'm using the Firefox Light theme. Is this just a theme thing, and I should get a different one? Or is there a way to get this to stop.I checked about:config and past forum discussions and didn't see anything obvious. Thank you!

Asked by Jessamyn 1 hour ago

"history" on a Firefox on a mac is only one month???

MAc mojave 10.14.6 I am trying to use "history" to find a document from 2019 but history is now limited to one month !! This is nearly useless, how to I get it work … (read more)

MAc mojave 10.14.6

I am trying to use "history" to find a document from 2019

but history is now limited to one month !! This is nearly useless, how to I get it work properly again?

Asked by SusanBayRifkin 44 minutes ago