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How do I restore the drop-down arrow in the address bar

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day. Previously, there was a way to restore this by set… (read more)

The new version of Firefox has removed the drop-down arrow from the address bar, a feature I use several times a day.

Previously, there was a way to restore this by setting a number of "browser.urlbar" options to "False." However, these are currently set at False.

Please advise. Without the drop-down arrow, Firefox is not useful at all.

Asked by nullisland 1 year ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 year ago

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Google Maps not able to Access Location

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on … (read more)

My google maps is unable to access my location even though I have allowed location access from Firefox preferences/settings. The blue target button (Current Location) on Google maps is greyed out, and when I hover over it it says that access is not allowed. Even though when I'm in google maps, the Address bar shows that my location access is allowed, as well as in the Firefox settings. I have refreshed the window multiple times, restarted Firefox, cleared all cookies, and restarted my computer. I've also toggled the enhanced tracking protection in the address bar to off, restarted the browser, still not working. Everything in the settings tells me that access is allowed, yet google maps still tells me that it is denied. Has anyone had this problem, or know of a workaround or how to fix this? Thanks! (Working on Firefox 75. with a MAC)

Asked by factorfineart 1 year ago

Answered by factorfineart 1 year ago

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Firefox 73 no longer plays Netflix. It load the homepage but movies fail to play

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the… (read more)

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the movie. After a while it fails with error: F7702-1290. It suggest to check I have the latest version of Firefox, which of course, I do. Any Ideas to solve the problem.

Asked by R. Alvez 1 year ago

Answered by RobertJ 1 year ago

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Downloading and Opening docx Firefox appends doc onto file

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. Whe… (read more)

I am using Hotdocs portal, which is an in-house document assembly tool. Firefox is the recommended browser, but it is recently handling 2016 docx files incorrectly. When we choose a file on the portal site (internal site), we go through the interview and are presented with a link to "download" the assembled file. When you click that link, a pop-up appears showing the file name as abc.docx but then says it is a Word 97 - 2003 document, even though it is not. The original template is not. If I choose to open the file, it ends up opening and showing as abc.docx.doc If I save the file, instead of opening it, it saves as abc.docx.

If we run this same process in IE/Edge, the file opens as abc.docx as it should. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled. Is there anything that could be causing this? I've tried a bunch of troubleshooting steps and nothing seems to change this outcome.

Thank you.

Asked by misscrf 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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web page language change

Why would a sites display language change like the link below? It is HP's website so I'd assume it is reputable. https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=&c… (read more)

Why would a sites display language change like the link below? It is HP's website so I'd assume it is reputable. https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Default.aspx?mscssid=&cc=CZ&lang=CS&.... (image below too) I was browsing in English, it changed czech on that page, and then back to English on the following page. Should I be concerned?

Asked by Benny 1 year ago

Last reply by jkington 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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address bar dropdown arrow and menu of sites gone with recent update of firefox

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does no… (read more)

"question: says it all. I have gone to "Options' and checked all the boxes and still I get only an abbreviated list of sites that I visit or have visited and this does not change with time. I have been using Firefox for years and this has never happened after an upgrade. For instance every time i want to go to my Hotmail account, I have to type in the URL in the address bar where as I used to be able to hit the drop down arrow in the address bar, a menu would drop down and i could click on Hotmail or Bank of America, etc and be taken to the site.

Asked by casale 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Restore bookmarks isn't working

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after … (read more)

I just updated to windows 10, before I did I backed up my files on my firefox bookmark account. I went to to the restore thing, I saw all my stuff for a moment but after accepting the restore I can't get it to show. I still have my one Restore March, 31st option with 11 items appearing but nothing happens.

Asked by Yield 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Dev Tools

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reaso… (read more)

I "upgraded to V90. since then, the URL box is highlighted red/grey stripes. The robot head icon is now in the URL box and it says "Browser is under remote control (reason Dev Tools). I've gone in about:config and set all variables to False, yet they reset themselves to true every time. How do I disable the DevTools. Thanks

Asked by john.enrietto 6 months ago

Answered by john.enrietto 6 months ago

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I can't log in to my bank account

I get the message Bad Request Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit. Every time I try to… (read more)

I get the message

Bad Request

Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand. Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.

Every time I try to log in to my account. All other sites appear to work correctly.

This happened this week, what is going on with Firefox? I can log in to my bank account from another browser. I have version 70.0.1 (64 bit).

Asked by Ken Cooper 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Widevine CDM Update Schedule

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news Google has already released new version of CD… (read more)

Widevine will revoke Widevine Content Decryption Module which is earlier than ver 4.10.2209.0. https://www.widevine.com/news

Google has already released new version of CDM. However, the version on Firefox 88.0b7 is still 4.10.1582.2. You can check on the following menu: [Add-ons and Themes]>[Plugin]>[Widevine Content Decryption Module]

My questions are: 1. When is new Widevine CDM coming to Firefox? 1. Can Add-on Manger provide this update to older Firefox?

Asked by otoguro 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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Update To FF 71 Moved Tabs Above Address Bar How To Move Them Back?

Got updated to FF71 and my Tabs which I had moved under address bar got moved back above the address bar. (Had moved them under by creating userChrome.css file which no … (read more)

Got updated to FF71 and my Tabs which I had moved under address bar got moved back above the address bar. (Had moved them under by creating userChrome.css file which no longer works) Is there anyway I can get the tabs again to display to under the address bar? It's just so confusing with the tabs on top. I appreciate any help!

Asked by JussAskin 2 years ago

Answered by JussAskin 2 years ago

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When I download Firefox it is redirecting to an unsecured website download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net is this site safe?

Hello, Each time I try to download the new version of Firefox (70.0.1) it is redirecting to download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net however the link displayed from the right… (read more)

Hello, Each time I try to download the new version of Firefox (70.0.1) it is redirecting to download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net however the link displayed from the right click of the mouse is https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest-ssl&os=osx&lang=en-US

I am also trying to find out the file size of the dmg (mine says 72.5Mb) and the Firefox app which seems to be very bloaty in excess of 203.9 Mb

When I drag the Firefox folder to the Applications folder.

However I have gatekeeper set to Allow Apps downloaded from the App Store. YET Firefox opens without having to go into gatekeeper and make changes.

eg. "Open anyway" or "App Store and Identified developers"

Can someone confirm the following i) Current version of Firefox for Max OS X ii) The current size of the dmg iii) The size of the app iv) whether download-installer.cdn.mozilla.net is a a valid Mozilla.org affiliated website

Asked by deccles26 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 years ago

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Sync problems

I have account, where i have passwords/logins, bookmarks, etc. Some days ago i as usual reinstalled my Windows, installed Firefox, and tried to Sync. Sync was done, i pre… (read more)

I have account, where i have passwords/logins, bookmarks, etc. Some days ago i as usual reinstalled my Windows, installed Firefox, and tried to Sync. Sync was done, i pressed Sync on Account button, and nothing happens. Then i tried to see my pass/logins there: about:logins , but there is empty. And my bookmarks doesn't show.

How can a get back my logins, passwords, bookmarks, plugins?

Asked by Senya 2 years ago

Answered by Senya 2 years ago

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How do I set up sync to my other computer, and not just a cellphone?

Trying to get the sync to work with this laptop and my iMac, too, not just with my cellphone. But when I click to connect with another device, it only offers a window to … (read more)

Trying to get the sync to work with this laptop and my iMac, too, not just with my cellphone. But when I click to connect with another device, it only offers a window to put my cellphone number in, which is already synced!! How am I supposed to sync to my other computer, without going round & round in circles???? The image below is the only thing that opens when I click on "Connect another device"...

Asked by StevenCee 2 years ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 2 years ago

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For how long does Firefox store browsing history in the cloud?

I am aware that Firefox stores a specific number of items in the browsing history locally until it starts to hit the performance. But, is there any time-limit or a specif… (read more)

I am aware that Firefox stores a specific number of items in the browsing history locally until it starts to hit the performance. But, is there any time-limit or a specific number of items for history being stored in the cloud with Firefox account?

Asked by Subhadeep Dey 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox is dead

I downloaded and installed the firefox app and nothing happens. No menu. No tabs. The word "firefox" appears in the upper left corner of my screen and a "." appears under… (read more)

I downloaded and installed the firefox app and nothing happens. No menu. No tabs. The word "firefox" appears in the upper left corner of my screen and a "." appears under the app, indicating that it is open. The screen "blinked" momentarily when I opened the app. I am a longtime user of Firefox and this same thing happened this morning when I opened the app, which I uninstalled, and then downloaded and installed this new app. Same problem.

Asked by Jim Dollar 9 months ago

Answered by TNorth 9 months ago