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Recover Firefox Notes

I did not know until now that the Firefox Notes service was being discontinued. Now, the app disappeared from my phone and there is no option to get the synced notes as t… (read more)

I did not know until now that the Firefox Notes service was being discontinued. Now, the app disappeared from my phone and there is no option to get the synced notes as the Firefox Notes status article mentions. I have some important information on there. Is there a way to recover it?

Asked by Joshua Smith 4 minutes ago

Popup

I have problem with the Firefox new update. I have a program running. Once my program open the popup and active process was running when its finish the process, the pop… (read more)

I have problem with the Firefox new update. I have a program running. Once my program open the popup and active process was running when its finish the process, the popup goes under in the mother page. But in previous update those where running fine, the popup always on top of the mother page while is still in process and the transaction was posted its still on the top of mother page.

Asked by aweng_06 30 minutes ago

Disable checking for updates on 85.0.1?

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in: about:preference… (read more)

I want to disable checking for updates, but the setting to do so has been removed. After updating fairly recently, I noticed that the setting located in:

about:preferences#general

Was changed to "Check for updates but let you choose to install them" WITHOUT my permission. As a result of this change, I get nagged while I am working ALL THE TIME. Like, several times a day. Not just when the browser first starts, but while I am working. I am getting sick of it! It's become spam at this point, drawing my eyes away from work. and if you think spamming people will make them do it, think again.

In Windows 10 I got so fed up with the automatic updates disrupting work that I outright destroyed my computer's ability to EVER get a system update. If the nuclear option is available for Firefox I am prepared to do so if only to make it shut up already.

So anyway, please tell me, how do I make it stop nagging me about updates? and while I am at it, how do I kill the notification system entirely? because I never want any type of notification ever disrupting me while I am working.

Obviously Mozilla understands this sentiment, since the default behavior now is to hide notifications as described here:

https://blog.mozilla.org/firefox/block-notification-requests/

So why be so in-your-face about updates?

NOTE: I am not against updates in general, but back in the 90's when software updates was optional I updated things far more often because I enjoyed having the ability to do research on an update before accepting it. This personal policy has resulted in me avoiding lots of bad updates that damaged other people's computers, but software that updates without permission like Chrome, for example, would constantly introduce bugs or change behavior without my permission in such a way that makes it largely unusable to me. On my chromebook computer I was able to temporarily block chromebook updates by manually setting the version number to a maximum value but the moment google found a way around that an update was pushed that screwed up touch screen functionality, so, realistically speaking, the heavy handed approach to updates is ultimately what causes me to stop updates. Ironically. While I understand a desire for security, these big companies just don't seem to realize that my computer is my own personal property so they can't treat it like it was under the authority of their IT department. I just want control over what my computer is doing. If and when I update it will be because I am ready to, not because someone else decided to force it on me.

Asked by Elliander 1 week ago

Last reply by Elliander 42 minutes ago

Drop down menus

I am experiencing a problem with drop down menus, on all websites, when using firefox. I had to post this question using the Edge browser, because the mandatory "Which to… (read more)

I am experiencing a problem with drop down menus, on all websites, when using firefox. I had to post this question using the Edge browser, because the mandatory "Which topic best describes your question?" requires opening a drop down menu, which I cannot do with firefox. It has been this way for quite some time now, so I don't use firefox that much anymore. I always keep firefox updated, and I have tried disabling all plugins/addons to see if they were causing the problem. No luck.

Any ideas on how to solve this would be most welcome.

Asked by David2 1 day ago

Last reply by David2 49 minutes ago

Netflix

I can't play video on Netflix. I get the message "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later." I have searche… (read more)

I can't play video on Netflix.

I get the message "Firefox is installing components needed to play the audio or video on this page. Please try again later."

I have searched previous threads and tried the suggested fixes but nothing works. I can play Netflix perfectly fine in other browsers I tested.

Asked by madra 8 hours ago

Ubuntu Firefox update 85.0 lost my printer

After firefox updated to 85.0 and added a new printer interface it will not print. everything else still prints fine and even when going back to the system dialog box it… (read more)

After firefox updated to 85.0 and added a new printer interface it will not print. everything else still prints fine and even when going back to the system dialog box it still will not print. It acts like it is going to print but nothing prints. I can save it to PDF and print okay but not to my printer directly.

Asked by mrbjnu 8 hours ago

file downloads

When I try to download a file I get the message in the download progress "canceled" - Company name.com - time This happens with .pdf files and .exe files. I'm not sure ab… (read more)

When I try to download a file I get the message in the download progress "canceled" - Company name.com - time This happens with .pdf files and .exe files. I'm not sure about other files as I haven't tried them yet. Why won't these files download? Windows 10, 64 bit system.

Asked by cebuck99 8 hours ago

Forms not filling in on most sites with my address info, WIndows 10, Firefox 86 64 bit

Forms not filling in on most sites with my address info, WIndows 10, Firefox 86 64 bit There are addresses set up in options and Forms and Autofill. There is a checkmark … (read more)

Forms not filling in on most sites with my address info, WIndows 10, Firefox 86 64 bit

There are addresses set up in options and Forms and Autofill. There is a checkmark next to Forms and Autofill.

Just not filling in forms, not sure why.

Thoughts?

Only add-in is Ublock Origin

Thank you Peter

Asked by peterac 8 hours ago

Big Sur/M1 Mac mini - browser becomes unresponsive, display incorrectly scaled

I'm using Firefox 86.0 on an Apple Silicon Mac mini (16 GB/2TB) with macOS 11.2. Several times a day when I return to the browser, it will have become completely unrespon… (read more)

I'm using Firefox 86.0 on an Apple Silicon Mac mini (16 GB/2TB) with macOS 11.2. Several times a day when I return to the browser, it will have become completely unresponsive to clicks and or typing. In this state, I can't click on web pages, or controls in the tab bar. However, the app is not beach-balling. I can quit by right clicking on the dock icon and choosing quit from the menu (I don't have to force quit). Relaunching fixes things. Also, if I have, for example, clicked on the "new tab" button in the tab bar, once I've quit and launched again, the new tab will be in the window, indicating that the command was processed, but the result was not visible. Sometimes, but not always, when in this state the page display looks like it has been scaled to about 50%. (As if I'd hit "Zoom out" five times). One clue that may relate to this is, I'm running in scaled mode on the monitor (The monitor is capable of 3840x2160, but I'm scaling things in the Display control panel to 2560x1440.) Apps are running in Retina mode. I have tried running Firefox in Safe mode, but that didn't help. I have a lot of tabs that I don't want to lose, so running in a fresh user profile is kind of difficult, unless there's a simple way to transfer open tabs between profiles.

Asked by glenn_hughes 9 hours ago

Multiple Issues

New laptop. I believe there are major issues with Windows 10. I've posted them on MS message boards but no one is experiencing them (don't notice? Don't care?). I u… (read more)

New laptop. I believe there are major issues with Windows 10. I've posted them on MS message boards but no one is experiencing them (don't notice? Don't care?). I use Firefox, and while I don't believe Firefox is the problem, I thought I'd post some of them here (the short version).

Links open by themselves without me clicking or tapping on them. When I'm in a Hotmail email or message board compose screen, or a web page with fields to enter personal information, very often when I click to a spot, the screen scrolls up by itself (happens in Chrome too). Sometimes, writing an email, when I click to a spot, the cursor will instead appear a few lines up (not where I clicked). Even if I don't click, the cursor might, all of a sudden, jump somewhere else while I'm typing, or paused typing (even in a Google search field). At times, when I hit the backspace - to remove characters, text - I'm taken back to the previous web page instead. I have seen this complaint when I searched it. But I don't want an Add On that disables the backspace. I just want it to work as it should, not take me back a page.

And no, it's not malware. And I didn't have these issues with my old Windows 8 and 8.1 laptop.

Asked by Steve09 2 days ago

Last reply by Steve09 10 hours ago

Firefox needs restart after a certain period of time in order to see webcam

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I am an enrolled online student. I have an external logitech camera that works fine on Chrome and Safari (I'm on Mac) but Firefox… (read more)

I use Firefox as my default browser, and I am an enrolled online student. I have an external logitech camera that works fine on Chrome and Safari (I'm on Mac) but Firefox requires a complete close and reopen after a few hours. It stops accessing the video camera accurately, although the indicator light on the camera still comes on.

This happens regardless of the platform (i.e. Google Meet, Zoom, chat sites).

Does anyone know what's going on? Or what settings can be tweaked? A computer running windows ten is having the same issue.

Asked by jaysonbunnell 16 hours ago

keyboard blocked

At least once a session it occurs, that the keyboard of my Acer Laptop gets out of work: No flesh, no writing. At the same time the symbol of a blocked keyboard occurs on… (read more)

At least once a session it occurs, that the keyboard of my Acer Laptop gets out of work: No flesh, no writing. At the same time the symbol of a blocked keyboard occurs on the screen. Sometimes it changes to the opposite, sonetimes not. To repair it, I have to close the firefox site or turn off the computer. All work is usually lost.

Asked by renateky1 17 hours ago

autofill non address data

How do I edit non address autofill data? When I autofill a form, my 1st name comes up correct but last name is all lower case, when I clear the field the Capitalized ver… (read more)

How do I edit non address autofill data? When I autofill a form, my 1st name comes up correct but last name is all lower case, when I clear the field the Capitalized version is shown. Next time I use the autofill again the small case version appears. A similar thing happens with email address. An old email address (from a prior account) is displayed, but I cannot find any way to get rid of the old email address nor correct it. Everywhere I look on all your instructions, I cannot find any discussion/instructions on how to change Non Address Autofill data. Pleas help as I am getting tired of having to constantly manually change these fileds every time I use autofill. THANKS!!!

Asked by DLD 1 day ago

Last reply by DLD 18 hours ago

Firefox notifications

I use Mojave, 10.14.6 After opening my macbook, but before I enter the password or see a screen, I get a small box in the upper right telling me I have 2 Firefox notifica… (read more)

I use Mojave, 10.14.6

After opening my macbook, but before I enter the password or see a screen, I get a small box in the upper right telling me I have 2 Firefox notifications.

Where can I find these, please?

My email is: expati@protonmail.com

Thanks for your help.

Asked by expati 19 hours ago

PC Apple all in one

Ich mache online Banking. Seit ein paar tagen geht alles nur noch Zäh. schlireßlich sagt mir einn Fenster, dass Firefox nicht ausreciht, um onkiune Bankong zu machen. Was… (read more)

Ich mache online Banking. Seit ein paar tagen geht alles nur noch Zäh. schlireßlich sagt mir einn Fenster, dass Firefox nicht ausreciht, um onkiune Bankong zu machen. Was muß ich denn tun?

Asked by didi 21 hours ago

Does anybody know about these video controls? 1.00 << - + >> X

Does anybody know what app these controls belong to? | 1.00 | << | - | + | >> | X | Before I had to reinstall my Win 10 O/S and all my apps these controls app… (read more)

Does anybody know what app these controls belong to?

| 1.00 | << | - | + | >> | X |

Before I had to reinstall my Win 10 O/S and all my apps these controls appeared in the upper left corner of most of my streaming videos and most YT and saved videos. They allow me to go back or forward 10 seconds and adjust view speed.

After my SSD hard crash I had to reinstall everything, and FireFox was first up, followed by Video Download Helper. Sync restored FF almost completely. But now those controls do not appear in any streaming mode, and only on some YT videos.

I cannot find any reference to those controls in FF or DLH.

I really need to get them working like before so that I can zero in on the best screenshot for my project.

Asked by jgb 1 day ago

Last reply by jgb 1 day ago

BarTender Software No Longer Shows Printer Status

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Wind… (read more)

I know this is a longshot. I used Firefox for the last couple of years with Seagull Scientific's BarTender software on my Windows 7 pc. Now my PC was wiped out and Windows 10 as part of my company's initiative to get everyone up to Windows 10. BarTender uses a driver to talk to your print drivers and provide a status back to the BarTender server and webpage that we use. After the move to Windows 10 Firefox will not work with BarTender. It works in MS Edge and Chrome.

 I've got a ticket into Seagull Scientific and I can foresee how this will go.  They will point me back to Firefox and then I'll get pointed back to the vendor.   I know it will be hard to find someone with a similar issue.  But maybe someone had some issue with another driver, etc that stopped talking to Firefox.   
I've tried to turn off all of Firefox's protection stuff that might be interfering and still not working. 
I have used Firefox and prefer it over any others.   But I also don't like the idea of having to change browsers depending on what I'm doing.   Besides, this software I have to regularly use.   So if I can't find a solution I may have to abandon use of Firefox.

Asked by Michael 2 weeks ago

Last reply by Michael 1 day ago