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Open Firefox as a popup window - without URL or tab bars.

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars? My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet … (read more)

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars?

My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet which opens the tab in a popup window. Is there a way to open a link directly in a popup window?

I've scanned about:config to no avail, and it seems all the popup extensions just do what my bookmarklet does.

Ideally there would be a command line flag like --popup which does exactly that, but the closest thing I could find is --headless and --kiosk which don't work that way.

I also made a new profile named "popup" and intended to add extensions which hide the nav bar, but it looks like extensions aren't allowed to do that any more.

Asked by kevin 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Add-on Icons have not shown up on toolbar on last 2 updates.

Any clue why the add-ons like Adblocker and frankly all the others no longer show on the toolbar? Makes them useless when the icons are missing. Anyone have the answer? I… (read more)

Any clue why the add-ons like Adblocker and frankly all the others no longer show on the toolbar? Makes them useless when the icons are missing. Anyone have the answer? I've refreshed. I've re-installed. I've stood on my head - nothing seems to help!

Asked by Gary Watson 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox saves downloads in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp.

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I chang… (read more)

Most downloaded files are saved in the downloads folder as it should be but some files are being stored in C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp. Why is that and can I change it so that all downloads are actually being saved in the downloads folder?

Asked by Blue_Clown 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Why have my STG backup files started to appear on my desktop?

I have noticed a new folder has appeared on my desktop - out of the blue - labelled "STG-backups-FF-81.0.1" If I delete it, it is simply replaced by another one at some p… (read more)

I have noticed a new folder has appeared on my desktop - out of the blue - labelled "STG-backups-FF-81.0.1" If I delete it, it is simply replaced by another one at some point, later on. I assume this folder is created by Firefox and the back-up file information is saved in it automatically. Surely the folder should be in a different location? Has anyone any ideas on where this is supposed to be, and how to get Firefox to revert to saving the files in it in the correct place?

Asked by Onebrow 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Moving webite tabs below bookmarks

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was… (read more)

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was a huge pain-in-the-butt to do.

After a recent re-install, the tabs have moved themselves back to the top of the screen and nothing I do seems to be able to move them back below the bookmarks.

Is there a way I can move the tabs that doesn't involve spending hours hunting through posts on the web, changing hidden Firefox settings, and recoding .css files?

If not, why do you not give the option to move the tabs wherever the user wants? Especially when it makes far more sense to have the website tabs directly above the website being viewed, at least in my opinion?

I'm currently using Firefox 85.0.2 (64-bit).

Asked by sparrowfox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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When trying to pay for anything with PayPal within Firefox, I can log into PayPal but then the payment page never loads. Other browsers work just fine.

No matter which website PayPal is used on, as long as I try to pay from Firefox, PayPal will not load the payment screen. Other browsers perform the sane transaction just… (read more)

No matter which website PayPal is used on, as long as I try to pay from Firefox, PayPal will not load the payment screen. Other browsers perform the sane transaction just fine. I have tried clearing cookies and cache. Also, I have tried the security icon in the address bar. Why is this happening?

Asked by James Scott Gilchrist 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Cursor goes to address bar instead of Google search bar

How can I correct this? It used to default to the Google search bar, but no longer does & all I have done is update Firefox so something in that update did it? … (read more)

How can I correct this? It used to default to the Google search bar, but no longer does & all I have done is update Firefox so something in that update did it?

Asked by magicmanpa 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Set Default to open links in a new Tab - Does Not Work

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone. Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to… (read more)

Hi, When I click on a link on a page, I want it to open it in a new Tab and leave the page I'm on alone.

Instead, it overwrites that page with the new one, and I have to hit the back button to get back to that original page (and sometimes the back button get grayed out and I can't get back at all).

I've tried checking the box for: Open links in tabs instead of new windows but that doesn't do it. Then I tried checking the box for: When you open a link in a new tab, switch to it immediately, and that doesn't do it either.

I know that a work-around is to hold down the Ctrl key while clicking a link, but I'd like to set it as a default so I don't have to do that.

Any ideas? Thanks!

Asked by lisatbuy 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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All of a sudden, I cant print my emails from my gmail account.

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blo… (read more)

Using Firefox and accessing my gmail account. A notice comes up saying "A pop up blocker may be preventing the application from printing the page. If you have a popup blocker, try disabling it to open the window". I have no idea how to find what this pop up blocker is so I can disable it.

Asked by marie on firefox 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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bookmark sidebar disappeared and no option to restore

This morning I closed my bookmarks sidebar to frame open windows better. Now there is no option to restore it. Help please, as this is my best organization for web brow… (read more)

This morning I closed my bookmarks sidebar to frame open windows better. Now there is no option to restore it. Help please, as this is my best organization for web browsing. Thank you!

Asked by MotherM 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Memory Use Very High With 1 Tab Open

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox pr… (read more)

While playing one of those free poker games there seems to be excessive RAM memory usage. Nothing else running which can account for it. Also, it shows several Firefox processes while, again, there's only one tab open.

The reason I noticed is that the game which usually runs smoothly began to be choppy/jerky, so I opened Task Manager to have a look. Note: Didn't investigate internet connection speed.

Why is Firefox using so much memory and slowing things down?

Asked by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

Answered by andrewbaggins 1 year ago

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Embedded youtube videos not playing, An error occurred. Please try again later. Youtube layout issues

Hi, first of thanks for reading and possibly responding. The issue I am having has been going on for a few days. In websites where youtube video's are embedded if I try a… (read more)

Hi, first of thanks for reading and possibly responding.

The issue I am having has been going on for a few days. In websites where youtube video's are embedded if I try and play the video on the said site it will load and display an error message An error occurred. Please try again later. If I visit the video on youtube, link provided in the video itself, then it plays just fine. Error is not restricted to one site but anything that embeds youtube videos.

I have also come across some strange youtube.com issues, when I am on the main website you get the thumbnails of video's but no time duration are displayed in the thumbnail, neither are the 3 dots where you can have one of the videos removed (not a big deal and maybe this was implemented a while ago I don't know tbh). When I play a video, as in visit the video page on youtube the side bar videos sometimes do and sometimes don't display time duration.

Please check attached image to see what I mean. Left is without said timecodes, right is what it almost should be.

What addons do I use: Ublock Origin is the only one worth noting but even without it the weird thing still occurs. I don't use any plug ins that correspond with youtube.

I am using the latest Firefox on Windows 10.

Things I have tried thus far to resolve it: - make sure Firefox is up to date - try with and without addblocker (Ublock) - remove Adobe flash entirely - refresh Firefox and clear all data and cookies 9tried this I think 3 times now, no change) - looked through older posts with similar issues but most links regarding html5 on youtube were 404 and sometimes the solution stated things like 'cause by some video helped addon' which I do not use or updating Flash

Am I the only one with this issue?

Asked by WaffleToaster 1 year ago

Answered by WaffleToaster 1 year ago

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Highlighting PDF text on Firefox

1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flip… (read more)

1. I had downloaded previous PDF files using Microsoft Edge. They came up on Firefox with no problems. I was able to highlight PDF text with no problems. 2. Today, I flipped a switch to download a PDF file using Firefox and to always display PDF files in Firefox. All previous Edge PDF files immediately had their icon changed. 3. Now, I can define the PDF text I want to highlight, but there is no action to click on to make the highlighting happen in a color of my choice.

Asked by slmathews99 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Specific website won't open in Firefox but will open in other browsers.

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website… (read more)

My website, www.orthodoxdelmar.org, won't load in Firefox but will load in other browsers. I get a white screen in Firefox. I haven't had a problem with any other website.

I've tried going directly to specific pages on the site. I've exited and restarted Firefox. I've restarted my laptop. I can't find any setting where I might have accidentally blocked the page.

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64 bit) on Windows 10. Laptop only 4 months old.

What am I missing?

Thank you.

Asked by khveraacker 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago