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Firefox Sync not syncing

Just got a firefox sync account (it is the new one) and logged in on my new Mac to transfer my bookmarks from my PC - it signs in and says "Firefox will begin syncing sho… (read more)

Just got a firefox sync account (it is the new one) and logged in on my new Mac to transfer my bookmarks from my PC - it signs in and says "Firefox will begin syncing shortly" but nothing happens......... I need my bookmarks on my new laptop, how can I sort this?

Asked by PushkaDoll 5 years ago

Last reply by Romain 5 years ago

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Why is a % symbol suddenly being automatically added to my links in my Wordpress site when the links are copied in Firefox

About two weeks ago, I started having a problem with my links to videos. The videos are not opening at all, as they have been for the past 6 months. After many days of tr… (read more)

About two weeks ago, I started having a problem with my links to videos. The videos are not opening at all, as they have been for the past 6 months. After many days of troubleshooting, including all of the Firefox recommends, and searching support threads, I discovered that when a link is copied in Firefox a percent symbol % is being automatically added to the link's code string. That % symbol is preventing the video from playing, or even appearing on the page.

When I copy the link in Chrome, it works fine, as it has for the last 6 months, and no code is being added. Why is this suddenly happening in Firefox, and how can we stop it? It is killing my business. None of my members can see the 76 video greeting cards.

Regards,

Dennis Green Dennisgreen102@gmail.com https://www.GreetingPIX.com

Asked by DENNIS102 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Does anyone know what the Firefox daily backups store?

The number of items that appear next to each day on my backups is neither the number of the history nor the number of th bookmarks that i have. So what do these backups s… (read more)

The number of items that appear next to each day on my backups is neither the number of the history nor the number of th bookmarks that i have. So what do these backups store?

Asked by ndaaunhi 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I put my bookmarks in alphabetical order, but they revert back to unsorted status.

I use "Change your view" box, then "Sort" - the list then alphabetizes, but when I return to it, its jumbled again, and needs to be re-sorted, then continues in this mann… (read more)

I use "Change your view" box, then "Sort" - the list then alphabetizes, but when I return to it, its jumbled again, and needs to be re-sorted, then continues in this manner.

Asked by teddy44 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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HTML5 Wistia and Vimeo hosted videos are not playing correctly in Firefox (Choppy, hangs on frames, jittery audio)

Hi, for some reason I can't get HTML5 videos hosted by Wistia or Vimeo to play correctly in firefox. I tried doing a fresh install of firefox, running version 35.0.1, an… (read more)

Hi, for some reason I can't get HTML5 videos hosted by Wistia or Vimeo to play correctly in firefox. I tried doing a fresh install of firefox, running version 35.0.1, and the videos still don't play correctly. They constantly load, videos hang on frames, and the audio gets jittery. However, if I switch to flash they do play correctly. Videos on youtube play fine. I can't figure this out. I tested the same videos with Safari, and they play correctly, which tells me there's something not right with Firefox and perhaps my system.

I use a MacBook pro (Mid - 2010) with OS X Yosemite, 10.10.2.

Any ideas?

Asked by SeanJuan 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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I've been using firefox for my macbook pro for the last three years but lately when it starts up, I hear a strange piano chord play. Have others experienced it?

Only recently has Firefox for my macbook pro been acting strange when starting up. I will hear a piano chord play only once when the tabs are loading. Over the past two-t… (read more)

Only recently has Firefox for my macbook pro been acting strange when starting up. I will hear a piano chord play only once when the tabs are loading. Over the past two-three weeks on daily usage, this has happened three times. I'm just concerned my macbook has a virus/bug or if this can be resolved with changing a preference/setting in Firefox. I don't believe this is a problem with my computer itself and I have checked the notification alert sounds and none are the piano chords I'm hearing. I am currently using two add-ons: Tabs-mix plus and FVD Speed Dial if that helps.

Asked by Swole-bro 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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How can I prevent websites from opening when my cursor is hovering, but I didn't click?

This keeps happening since I upgraded my Mac operating system to 10.10.2. If my cursor is hovering or near a link posted on a website (any website), sometimes the new pa… (read more)

This keeps happening since I upgraded my Mac operating system to 10.10.2. If my cursor is hovering or near a link posted on a website (any website), sometimes the new page opens without a click. This is really annoying. Maybe it isn't a Foxfire issue, but I haven't noticed this when I use another browser.

Asked by Happydale 5 years ago

Last reply by ideato 5 years ago

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Why does my link from email jump to Firefox Yahoo page?

Everytime I open a link in my email, Firefox opens the page and then quickly jumps to Yahoo page with search links that don't apply to the site that I wanted to be linke… (read more)

Everytime I open a link in my email, Firefox opens the page and then quickly jumps to Yahoo page with search links that don't apply to the site that I wanted to be linked to.

Asked by murphying 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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When I put an address into the URL the I get a gambling website instead. How do I keep this from happening?

When I put in "Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com" a sweepstakes website pops up instead. This doesn't allow me to do what I need to at the Kelloggs website. Thanks, … (read more)

When I put in "Kelloggsfamilyrewards.com" a sweepstakes website pops up instead. This doesn't allow me to do what I need to at the Kelloggs website.

Thanks,

Asked by kingmb98 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Why is there such a wicked security flaw?

So for all users of Firefox - our passwords are blindingly visible to anyone who is familiar enough with Firefox to have poked around in the security settings. For those … (read more)

So for all users of Firefox - our passwords are blindingly visible to anyone who is familiar enough with Firefox to have poked around in the security settings. For those of you who do not know...

1. Go to any webpage you normally visit. 2. To the left of its web address, click on the lock next to the text. 3. Click on the button "More information..." 4. Click on the button "View saved passwords" 5. In the Search field, click on the x, or clear the results. 6. Next, click on "Show passwords"

Another option is: 1. Goto Preferences 2. click on Security tab 3. press Saved Passwords 4. follow steps 5 and 6 above.

If you did not realize this was a feature, I'm sure you are in shock at the historical collection of easily accessible security data only mere clicks away from anyone who should happen to sit down at your computer.

This is rather disgusting!

However, there is a way to add password protection that renders firefox unusably clumsy and almost not worth the trouble. Adding a master password. Unfortunately, now, every single time I open firefox, I have to type in my master password. It's ridiculous. I cannot open firefox without having to type it in, making the other options for web-browsing increasingly more attractive alternatives.

It would be ideal if I only needed to type in my master password if I wanted to see the entire list of passwords you keep handy for anyone's reference, and not every. single. time. I open the program.

It's like going from absolute zero security regard, to complete overkill.

Please fix this. I love Firefox, it is my browser of choice, but: 1. I cannot have my passwords published in such a frivolous manner 2. I will not tolerate entering a master password every single time I am browsing the web.

You've put me between a rock and a hard place and I am gradually shifting to Vivaldi unfortunately. I will only use Firefox for development in the future unless something is done about this.

Asked by sachio222 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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Decreasing space in between icons on Bookmarks Toolbar

Did a Firefox 'refresh" (I think that was what it was called) yesterday to clean caches and other things to speed up FF. When it was done, my bookmarks toolbar was differ… (read more)

Did a Firefox 'refresh" (I think that was what it was called) yesterday to clean caches and other things to speed up FF. When it was done, my bookmarks toolbar was different. All of the BMs were there, just the names were back (I had deleted them for space) and after redoing that (NBD) the icons seemed further apart than they were previously. Fewer of them fit on the screen than before.

Is there a way to alter the space between the icons?

Thanks!

Blair Phifer Mac OSX 10.10.2 Firefox 35.0.1

Asked by bdphifer 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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Allow some site to redirect without asking me?

I remembered there was an option that, with the global setting of redirect warning on, allows some sites to redirect without asking me. However I can't find them today. W… (read more)

I remembered there was an option that, with the global setting of redirect warning on, allows some sites to redirect without asking me. However I can't find them today. What am I missing?

Asked by Lina_Inverse 5 years ago

Last reply by guigs 5 years ago

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delete files from computer - not allowed, file in use

Using firefox to upload files online, being this a simple pdf document or a video file, prevents me from deleting the file from my hard drive, once the process is complet… (read more)

Using firefox to upload files online, being this a simple pdf document or a video file, prevents me from deleting the file from my hard drive, once the process is completed. Once I quit the web browser, deleting the file is possible. It looks like firefox is keeping the link to a file in constant use even after the website at which the file was used is no longer opened. Am I missing some something in firefox's properties settings?

Asked by piatekm 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Federal court website gives a .pl document which opens as garbage until we manually change it to .pdf, is there any way to get Firefox to do this automatically?

I am using a Mac. When downloading a document from the federal court website using Firefox, we get a .pl document which opens as garbage (in TextEdit) until we manually … (read more)

I am using a Mac. When downloading a document from the federal court website using Firefox, we get a .pl document which opens as garbage (in TextEdit) until we manually change it to .pdf, which causes it to open just fine (in Preview). It used to work fine, giving a .pdf document every time, but apparently upgrades to Firefox have removed this functionality. As far as I can tell my computer, an iMac running Mac system OS X 10.10.1, does not recognize the .pl format. Is there any way to get Firefox to automatically convert a downloaded file from .pl format to .pdf format? My friend tells me that Google Chrome downloads these documents with no problem. I would prefer to stick with Firefox but I might have to change if every downloaded document is in an unreadable format.

This is a typical example of what I get when I try to open a .pl document (the pdf version is a one page document using plain English):

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%PDF-1.5 %‚„œ” 2 0 obj <</Length1 15628/Length 10121/Filter/FlateDecode>>stream xúÌ{i`U∂9∑™∫;kWoYÈtuöK“ÑR@“ F!,Å$ñêÑÑd Ç䆆¢≤) ¢Ääƒet\FeûN࣌∆y3"ÈÔ‹Í|Ûæ˜˝˙˛LUNü{œ›Œ=€=∑i

Asked by jlawrence1 5 years ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 years ago

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Unable to update, unable to uninstall current mozilla, mac

I am currently running an out of date version of firefox (15.0). Its been out of date for a very long time, and is now starting to cause quite a few problems, such as inc… (read more)

I am currently running an out of date version of firefox (15.0). Its been out of date for a very long time, and is now starting to cause quite a few problems, such as incompatibility with my gmail account.

Whenever I get the box that says that it is searching for updates, it just searches and searches and never comes up with anything. 

I have already done this : https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/update-firefox-latest-version


I have also already tried to uninstall firefox by dragging it from Finder to trash, but there is still a firefox icon on the Dock.

I have OS X Yosemite Version 10.10.2

Asked by joyfitz 5 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 years ago

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My site www.karenlmessickphotography.com does not show the revolving images on the home page since updateing to the latest version of FF and OSX Yosemite.

Can anyone tell me why my home page on my website is not showing the revolving images or playing the music to them. It works when browsing it on the Safari platform. I us… (read more)

Can anyone tell me why my home page on my website is not showing the revolving images or playing the music to them. It works when browsing it on the Safari platform. I usually use FF to access the web and my site to do updates. I just updated to Yosemite on Mac and have the latest version of FF.

Asked by KLM1 5 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 years ago

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How to backup Firefox before I re-install OSX?

Hi all, I need to backup all of my Firefox bookmarks, and all of my settings to an external USB drive because I want to wipe my Mac Mini's HDD and re-install Yosemite. Ho… (read more)

Hi all, I need to backup all of my Firefox bookmarks, and all of my settings to an external USB drive because I want to wipe my Mac Mini's HDD and re-install Yosemite.

How can I do this? I don't want to use Firefox Sync.

Thanks for any help!!!

Asked by newbie333 5 years ago

Last reply by Diego Victor 5 years ago