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Jagged fonts after 83 update.

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but… (read more)

Installed 83.0 update for my Firefox a few days ago and noticed that fonts in browser looks worse. It bacame jagged (sharp) as if Clear Type was disabled in my system but I checked it and it is turned on. Also I don't see this problem in other browsers, Edge or IE, only in Firefox. Could it be a bug with latest update or what is it?

Asked by Vitaliy1993 4 days ago

Last reply by Vitaliy1993 2 days ago

Push Notification doesn't receive after the window is closed

Recently i got a problem related to push notifications on Firefox, I've already subscribed (or allowed) to notification permission on some websites like Twitter, Gmail bu… (read more)

Recently i got a problem related to push notifications on Firefox, I've already subscribed (or allowed) to notification permission on some websites like Twitter, Gmail but I don't receive any notification when I closed their tabs . It's working fine if the tab of particular website is loaded on Firefox but once I closed it I don't get any notification especially from those websites on which I allowed the notification permission.

Some people suggested me to use chromium or other browsers to get this behavior but I don't want to replace Firefox with any other browser because their dev tools are better than what others are suggesting to me.

Firefox version: 76.0.1 OS: Manjaro with I3gaps window manager Script (or app) for display the notification : Dunst

Asked by Shannon PArk 5 months ago

Last reply by Andrew 5 months ago

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When will Firefox add a default chromecast on Firefox desktop?

Hello, It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..).… (read more)

Hello,

It's been a while since the release date of chromecast on browsers.. Today, year 2020, all the chromium based browsers add chromecast (Edge, brave, chrome, etc..). My favorite browser is firefox, and i am forced to use a chromium based browser to cast to my androidTV's. Sometimes i think to leave this browser and use a chromium based all the time.

I searched and installed chromecast extension to firefox and nothing works to me, and they are not user frindly as chromecast extension on chrome.

Can you tell me if you even think in add a chromecast extension in firefox by default?

Thanks,

Fabio BISPO

Asked by Fabio Bispo 5 months ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 months ago

How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click onf firefox 77?

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change. It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent softwa… (read more)

I hate it when I click on the url-field and its size change.

It wasn't there in former firefox versions and I did not miss it. It changed some time ago. Any decent software development would have introduced his new feature and provided a "classic" option to turn it off. Not so firefox. Mozilla introduced it and I had to google how to get the old behaviour back. No option.. I have to go to about:config, ignore teh warnings, find some weird options and set them to false and the mozilla turned that off too. Now the was to change it is to set up a css-file, got to about:config again to make firefox actually read that file, place some mystery css-code in there and it still does not work!

Very annoying, an outstanding example of bad practice how to introduce new features and take away users choices.

So: How to stop URL bar from enlarging on click?

Asked by joe80 5 months ago

Last reply by joe80 3 days ago

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No VPN icon shown in Firefox although I signed in.

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thin… (read more)

I just paid for and downloaded the Firefox VPN. I turned it on but there is NO ICON in the Firefox browser showing that it is active. Where is the HELP for this darn thing? I went to SETTINGS and it looks like it is turned on but there should be a HELP topic for this damn thing without drilling down for over 2,000 help topics! If I cannot know 100% that it is ON and working... then I'll get my money back. I don't have TIME to fool around with BULLSHIT! Be clear. Be comprehensive. Be succinct!

Asked by dklidia 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 months ago

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Firefox starting in German with home page I didn't choose

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going … (read more)

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going thru the options to change this but nothing seems to help. I restarted my computer (Windows 10) and no difference. The version is 78.3.1esr (64-Bit) and says it is up to date. How can I get back to English and no home page (just an empty tab is my preferred startup)? Thanks for any assistance. (I tried searching for a problem like this in the help and came up empty.)

Asked by Old Dog 1 month ago

Answered by Old Dog 1 month ago

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Minimize and Restore Icons Missing

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corne… (read more)

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corner of the window, but I am unable to minimize or restore. All other applications still have these icons available.

Asked by sabo11236 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Gmail log in issue

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in … (read more)

I am unable to log into my gmail account. Though, no error message is displayed but there is no response on the screen when I click my email id to open it and the log in page fails to open. I have been facing this log in issue for the last two/three days. Kindly help me get rid of this problem. Thanks

Asked by pv.nair97 4 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

Help!

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by … (read more)

I had this problem yesterday when I started up this browser it said, "The bookmarks and history system will not be functional because one of Firefox's files is in use by another application. Some security software can cause this problem.". So I read through the article and it said to restart my mac, so I did just that and pow, my bookmarks and history returned! Little did I know that the next day, (today) I'd start up Firefox and the message was there again, but this time, it got even worse.

       First I tried to tackle the bookmark problem, "Quit Firefox" they said, "Restart your computer." they said, "Create a new database". None of those worked, so I scrambled the internet looking for answers, all of them resolved their problems, every one else was A-ok, excluding me, and just like that, my add-ons weren't working anymore! Ad-block Plus, Dark Reader, Privacy Badger, nothing. I tried to delete Adblock first and reinstall it, because that's what their page told me to do, and I keep getting this message trying to reinstall it saying, "Installation aborted because the add-on appears to be corrupt." 
       And little did I know that every other extension said the exact same thing. So i knew something was going on that was out of my control. And then finally, the "pièce de résistance" to my pain and suffering through out this whole hour or so, pages won't even load even though I'm connected to the internet, how perfect... Even trying to update the browser won't work, downloading a new one also goes through the same "pages not loading problem. 
        So in conclusion, hopefully, just hopefully, you guys can help me out. I'll probably have to resort to my old laptop, (which is slow and almost unusable with how buggy that thing is.) seeing how my mac has also been running into problems these last few days as well before this conundrum. 

Good Luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

- wowok (willing to give up any second now.)

Asked by wowok 1 week ago

Last reply by wowok 1 week ago

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home page and search engine changes to Bing every time I restart have done a reset etc. etc.

None of the tips I have followed have done more than solve the problem for current session. This issue only arose with a recent Windows update and it is very annoying, e… (read more)

None of the tips I have followed have done more than solve the problem for current session. This issue only arose with a recent Windows update and it is very annoying, especially the Bing search engine, not as good as Google and not so easy to change. Windows updated except for Feature update 20H2

Asked by Artfull999 1 week ago

Answered by Artfull999 6 days ago

browser "home page" background

how to change "new tab/home page" background to an image/picture that I want? This should be a given - don't understand why Mozilla hasn't done this yet-after all this ti… (read more)

how to change "new tab/home page" background to an image/picture that I want? This should be a given - don't understand why Mozilla hasn't done this yet-after all this time.

Asked by pratt16m 6 days ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 6 days ago

Fonts not rendered, only ?????

Hello together. I'm experiencing a strange font problem and hopefully somewone can give me a hint. My system: macOS 10.15.7, Firefox 83 and FF Dev 84.0b2 Basically, on so… (read more)

Hello together. I'm experiencing a strange font problem and hopefully somewone can give me a hint. My system: macOS 10.15.7, Firefox 83 and FF Dev 84.0b2 Basically, on some websites fonts are not rendered. Please check the screenshots. This strange behaviour only occures with one user (the standard user), only with those browsers (safari and chrome work well), and the problem does not affect the firefox interface. I have re-installed the apps, i deleted the profiles, i cleared the font caches... nothing helped. Does anybody of you guys has an idea? Thank you in advance and best regards b.

Asked by moz4 6 days ago

Last reply by moz4 6 days ago

Unable to post in YouTube chat window

Recently I've been unable to chat in YouTube windows. I've been able to in the past then all of a sudden I started getting an "Error, try again" message. Below is one … (read more)

Recently I've been unable to chat in YouTube windows. I've been able to in the past then all of a sudden I started getting an "Error, try again" message. Below is one URL, but I've tried others and get the same message. Any clues? I've disabled all the extensions and no luck.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuoy96nMcUk

Asked by starmanjb 6 days ago

One-click search buttons no longer perform searches with just one click

When I updated to the latest version of Firefox (83.0), I noticed that the process searching with the address bar had changed a bit. Before the update I would type text … (read more)

When I updated to the latest version of Firefox (83.0), I noticed that the process searching with the address bar had changed a bit. Before the update I would type text into the address bar, click one of the search buttons, and then see the results right away. Now I have to type text into the address bar, click one of the search buttons, and then press <ENTER>. How can I get the previous behavior back? Those buttons along the address bar drop-down are called one-click search buttons for a reason.

Asked by Dave 6 days ago

Mac Unplugged/Firefox Updated/Lost Bookmarks and Passwords/Only Default (New) Profile is present. Help!!!

My cleaner unplugged my Mac when it was running. When I plugged it back in and restarted Firefox updated and now I can no longer see my bookmarks and passwords. Also wh… (read more)

My cleaner unplugged my Mac when it was running. When I plugged it back in and restarted Firefox updated and now I can no longer see my bookmarks and passwords. Also when looking at the Profiles, there is only the 1 default profile that was just created. Help...

Thanks, Joe

Asked by joelleba 6 days ago

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Possible scam involving email address

I was notified by a 3rd party monitoring service of a potential scam involving my email address, DOB, tel #, etc. To the best of my knowledge my password was not compromi… (read more)

I was notified by a 3rd party monitoring service of a potential scam involving my email address, DOB, tel #, etc. To the best of my knowledge my password was not compromised. I contacted the potential site from the alerts which was GTL.Net and after contacting customer support I was told they had nothing to do with GTL. This company appears legitimate but I have had no dealings with them and have no idea whether I am being scammed or not. But they were possibly accessing information which they did not need. Help, I am stuck as to what alternatives are available.

Picture of 1 of 4 notifications (all 4 were the same):

Compromised Email Address & Compromised Phone

Monitored Element Email Addresses: [confidential info]@Gmail.com Monitored Element Phone Numbers: [confidential info] Date Found: 11/10/2020

We monitor online activity to identify the potential illegal trading and selling of your personal information. Unfortunately, we found a match which indicates the information within the red box above is available online. If your password was also compromised, that will be noted in the "Additional Info" section below. Please note, this is the password associated with the site where your email address was procured.

If the “potential site” information is populated, we obtained credible evidence that this is the possible site from which your email address and password, if applicable, were found and we recommend you change your password for this site.

If the "potential site" is not named, you should consider what sites you have associated with the “Monitored Element Email Addresses” and consider changing your password on those sites..

For example, if you set up an account with madeupwebsite.com (fictitious site for this example), you provided your email address to this site and established a password for this site; that password should be changed. See additional comments under “Here's what to do:”, below. We monitor online activity to identify the potential illegal trading and selling of your personal information. Unfortunately, we found a match which indicates the information within the red box above is available online. Below you will find additional information on next steps to take to ensure your personal information is secure.

Additional Info

The following data was found compromised with your email address. First Name Thomas Last Name Garner Email [email]@gmail.com Address 1 [confidential info] City [confidential info] Zip [confidential info] Country us Phone Number [confidential info] Potential Site gtl.net Creation Date 11/10/2020 D.O.B. D.O.B. Found Match IDEMAILADDR,IDHOMEPHONE

Here's what to do: Immediately change the password for the website if identified above. Consider changing passwords for websites or online accounts which may be associated with this email address. If the password is not identified above, that does not necessarily indicate your password is safe. Passwords might not be visible to our monitoring due to encryption or otherwise, yet they could be procured and encryption cracked by parties obtaining information from the dark web. Utilize smart password habits. Re-using passwords across multiple sources may increase your vulnerability to identity thieves. Create unique and strong passwords for your accounts using a mix of special characters, numbers and upper and lower case letters known only to you.

Here's what to do: Ensure the accounts that contain your phone number are secure. Many times, your phone number is used to authenticate your name and account information for websites like Gmail and Facebook.

CyberScan 11/17/2020 X CyberScan 11/17/2020 X CyberScan

edited for formatting and removing personal info -Andrew

Asked by tbgarn 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

images in firefox

Images won't load on Yahoo home page and other pages I access in Firefox but the same images will load in Edge browser. Just noticed this with a recent update in Firefox… (read more)

Images won't load on Yahoo home page and other pages I access in Firefox but the same images will load in Edge browser. Just noticed this with a recent update in Firefox the last 2 weeks (?).

Asked by N2NLM 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Smooth Scroll in Recent Versions

Hello, Some "Smooth Scroll" settings changed in FF 82, and my scrolling now is not as "smooth" as it used to be. (I still have FF 52 installed and it's much better). I've… (read more)

Hello,

Some "Smooth Scroll" settings changed in FF 82, and my scrolling now is not as "smooth" as it used to be. (I still have FF 52 installed and it's much better).

I've modified "general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMaxMS" and "general.smoothScroll.mouseWheel.durationMinMS" to 400 and 200 respectively (default in older versions), but the scrolling is still jumpy.

I've also tried playing with "mousewheel.acceleration.factor" and "mousewheel.acceleration.start" but it didn't help.

I'd appreciate any help.

Asked by Yaron 6 days ago

places.sqlite.corrupt

Posso scrivere in italiano ?? 1) W7 Firefox e Thunderbird 32 bit aggiornato tutto ok. 2)Mini Pc Mediacom W10 64 bit versione maggio 2020 32gb / 2gb ram tutto ok Firef… (read more)

Posso scrivere in italiano ?? 1) W7 Firefox e Thunderbird 32 bit aggiornato tutto ok. 2)Mini Pc Mediacom W10 64 bit versione maggio 2020 32gb / 2gb ram tutto ok Firefox e Thunderbird (64 bit) 3)Mini Pc Mediacom W10 64 Bit 20H2 64gb/4gb ram Firefox e Thunderbird (64 bit) un disastro e non capisco il problema apro e chiuso FF anche piu di una volta in 1 ora questo file diventa cosi "places.sqlite.corrupt" e ne viene creato uno nuovo che cancello e rinomino places.sqlite. Tutto ritorna ..ma perchè ???? le ho provate tutte .... la cartella utente è in un'altro disco . Disinstallato cancellato tutto , metto al suo post i 4 file con pasw eccc ...ma no serve nulla ???

Asked by 67davide 6 days ago

Last reply by 67davide 6 days ago