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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (read more)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


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Asked by oldchap47 6 days ago

Answered by oldchap47 6 days ago

Horizontal scroll bar has gone awol

I lost the horizontal scroll bar a few days ago, i.e. some time after the last update. I don't know what I did. I have Firefox 78.0.1 on Windows 10. I can still scroll us… (read more)

I lost the horizontal scroll bar a few days ago, i.e. some time after the last update. I don't know what I did. I have Firefox 78.0.1 on Windows 10. I can still scroll using the left and right arrow keys but using the mouse is much easier. I still have a vertical scroll bar and can still use the mouse to scroll vertically.

Cancel this question - the problem is with the website, not with Firefox. Other websites do not show this problem.

Asked by msturdy77 6 days ago

No "back button" when searching from location bar

This might be a stupid question and I'm shocked that I noticed this only now as a long time Firefox user... If I use the location bar to search for something Firefox open… (read more)

This might be a stupid question and I'm shocked that I noticed this only now as a long time Firefox user... If I use the location bar to search for something Firefox opens the Google result page, but disables the "back"-button. So I can't get back to the page I've been visiting before. I've been wondering for a long time why sometimes clicking back doesn't lead me back to a page I know I was visiting earlier, now I finally figured out that this is because I was using the search from location bar. So my question: Is this the normal behavior or a bug in my installation? Is there anything I can do to fix this?

Asked by AllesMeins 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

How can I change default keybindings on Firefox browser for Mac to use windows keybindings?

I'm using 78.0.2 (64-bit) Firefox on Mac OS and using a windows keyboard. Since most commands use cmd key and not ctrl key, it's a bit awkward on my current keyboard. Als… (read more)

I'm using 78.0.2 (64-bit) Firefox on Mac OS and using a windows keyboard. Since most commands use cmd key and not ctrl key, it's a bit awkward on my current keyboard. Also, my mouse buttons which are programmed to go back don't work in Firefox. They work in chrome. Where do I access keybinding settings and how can I modify them? Thanks.

Asked by abhishekshah3 4 days ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 4 days ago

How to open firefox from html code? Firefox is my default browser but IE always opens

I created html and javascript webpages on my PC many years ago. Firefox is my default browser, however, when I click on a html link on my PC only Internet Explorer opens.… (read more)

I created html and javascript webpages on my PC many years ago. Firefox is my default browser, however, when I click on a html link on my PC only Internet Explorer opens. How do I get Firefox to open instead of Internet Explorer.

I tried...
  • <A HREF="firefox: https://www.countries-ofthe-world.com/TLD-list.html" target=_blank>Internet Country Abbreviations</A> But it doesn't work. Any ideas?
  • Asked by garyheard1 4 days ago

    Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

    Firefox runs on startup even though I explicitly told it not to

    I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Neverth… (read more)

    I set winRegisterApplicationRestart to false. Firefox doesn't appear in the task manager startup programs list. There is no link to firefox in the startup folder. Nevertheless, firefox runs itself when I log on. How can I make it stop?

    Asked by brisingre 4 days ago

    Last reply by FredMcD 3 days ago

    Is Firefox constantly pinging my bookmarked pages?

    I use my bookmarks to keep track of fanfiction I want to read on archiveofourown.org. The site features a 'history' section itself. Recently I noticed that stories I've b… (read more)

    I use my bookmarks to keep track of fanfiction I want to read on archiveofourown.org. The site features a 'history' section itself. Recently I noticed that stories I've bookmarked say that I've visited them way more than I have. The 'How many times you've visited this page' ranges between 30 and 500 times for each story, when I've only actually clicked on them once myself as I bookmarked them. Is firefox constantly opening/pinging my bookmarks and is that what is being reflected on archiveofourown.org?

    Thanks!

    Asked by cnc599 3 days ago

    Last reply by Pallavi kumari 3 days ago

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    Does FF have a horizontal left-right scroll key or key combo for really wide pages?

    Hi All some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar. https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap If I'm lucky, w… (read more)

    Hi All

    some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar.

    https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap

    If I'm lucky, when I want scroll left or right, the cursor is on a piece of HTML where it can move when I use the left or right arrow keys. However often, the cursor isn't available or the right place.

    Is there a key or key combo where I can shift the web page left or right in the FF window? I often find it difficult to use the horizontal scrollbar with the mouse.

    Asked by Adam H. 1 day ago

    Answered by the-edmeister 1 day ago

    Firefox launch in full screen

    How can I launch Firefox in full screen mode? I created an executable file for simultaneously launching two browser tabs at once. He works. But I need the browser itself … (read more)

    How can I launch Firefox in full screen mode? I created an executable file for simultaneously launching two browser tabs at once. He works. But I need the browser itself to open in full screen mode. In this form, as if the "deploy" button was pressed. Please tell me what you need to add to the lines of the executable file. Or maybe there is another way. Here is the data of the executable file: start "" "D: \\ Browser \ firefox.exe" https://www.google.com/ https://yandex.by/

    Asked by la.zvezdopad.la 11 hours ago

    Last reply by jscher2000 9 hours ago

    Yandex

    I am wondering if there is any way, using Firefox, to select a default search engine that is not: Amazon Bing DuckDuckGo eBay Google Twitter Wikepedia Best regards, Vadim… (read more)

    I am wondering if there is any way, using Firefox, to select a default search engine that is not:

    Amazon Bing DuckDuckGo eBay Google Twitter Wikepedia

    Best regards, Vadim Korniakov

    Asked by areyoukiddingme 7 hours ago

    Last reply by jscher2000 7 hours ago

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    Java latest version is not compatible with firefox; no alternative, because website only allows you to play if you have the last version

    I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the la… (read more)

    I tried to solve by following some instructions of yours in these foruns, but it didnt work for me because the site pogo.com only allows you to play the games with the latest JAVA version (7) so i uninstalled java7 and tried 6r32 but, still it asks me to download the latest version. so e«what happens is that i canm hear the game, but not play it or see it. help?

    Asked by sobrrodas 7 years ago

    Last reply by dumdidadida 7 years ago

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    when opening a webpage, my browser stops downloading its content while waiting for an eternity at certain items, how can I filter them?

    Because of the location where I live, most of google services are blocked on the internet. Yesterday I wanted to download a device driver from www.m-audio.com but the dr… (read more)

    Because of the location where I live, most of google services are blocked on the internet. Yesterday I wanted to download a device driver from www.m-audio.com but the driver's page stopped loading. I noticed a message at the bottom left of the Firefox window saying "waiting for www.google.com" or something similar. Because of that wait, I could open the page only after 4 tries and waiting way too much time. Can I filter page contents from google so Firefox skips them?

    Asked by Makoussai 7 years ago

    Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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    how do i get a search box in start menu?

    I saved bookmarks in a file ; Firefox says go to start menu and type in link shown in Firefox 's how to recover your bookmarks but my start menu does not have a search b… (read more)

    I saved bookmarks in a file ; Firefox says go to start menu and type in link shown in Firefox 's how to recover your bookmarks but my start menu does not have a search box or place where I could do that. Please tell me how to get the search box I need. My Start button only has the programs I use use above the Start button.

    I cannot use email -- too old to learn

    Asked by 1dummi 7 years ago

    Answered by 1dummi 7 years ago

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    Where can I track nightly build development

    Hello, I've started using Mozilla Firefox Nightly, but I really can't find any website which provides an information of new things, that has been added or fixed in a new … (read more)

    Hello, I've started using Mozilla Firefox Nightly, but I really can't find any website which provides an information of new things, that has been added or fixed in a new firefox build. Could anyone give me any website where I could track Mozilla Firefox Nightly development? Thanks!

    Asked by arnas 7 years ago

    Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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    profiles

    I run Firefox with multiple profiles, as there are several people that use this computer. I start firefox with -p <profilename> -no-remote. This all works fine ex… (read more)

    I run Firefox with multiple profiles, as there are several people that use this computer. I start firefox with -p <profilename> -no-remote.

    This all works fine except if I'm in try to open a link from for instance in an email, I click on the link and it opens the profile manager. If I select a profile that already has an open window I get an error message stating

    "Firefox cannot use the profile "Rick" because it is in use. To continue, close the running instance of Firefox or choose a different profile."

    Is there anyway to have it open the link in a new tab of an already running profile, rather then having to close the profile and then click the link.

    Asked by rjesse 7 years ago

    Last reply by cor-el 7 years ago

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    HDD failing. Need to transfer passwords to new HDD. Where located.I don't remember from last time.

    HDD was failing in my other computer. Put in a new HDD and transferred bookmarks (FFox. 16.++ on both) but don't remember how to transfer my saved passwords. Some folks h… (read more)

    HDD was failing in my other computer. Put in a new HDD and transferred bookmarks (FFox. 16.++ on both) but don't remember how to transfer my saved passwords. Some folks helped me with this when I rebuilt this PC (the one I am using to send this info), and I remember most of the path and method but not well enough to attempt it without some guidance. The other PC is an ASUS G50VT-X5 laptop.

    Asked by NoStall 7 years ago

    Answered by cor-el 7 years ago