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Want to bring forward my windows 8.1 old firefox profile to windows 10

Hello, I upgraded my windows 8.1 system with firefox on it to windows 10. The windows 10 upgrade saved my windows 8.1 files. I installed firefox on windows 10. I deleted … (read more)

Hello, I upgraded my windows 8.1 system with firefox on it to windows 10. The windows 10 upgrade saved my windows 8.1 files. I installed firefox on windows 10. I deleted the files created by the install in the folder 'profiles'. When I copy my old firefox profile contents into that firefox profile folder, firefox does not pickup my bookmarks and extensions as I had hoped. Is it possible to get firefox to recognize my old profile contents? Thanks, Doug

Asked by literski 1 day ago

Answered by literski 15 hours ago

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Can I restore previously opened windows after they have vanished from the list of prev windows?

Hi there, I have a problem. I had two windows with aprox 30 really important tabs each open at all times. Somehow firefox closed those two windows when I opened a third w… (read more)

Hi there,

I have a problem. I had two windows with aprox 30 really important tabs each open at all times. Somehow firefox closed those two windows when I opened a third window (I don't know why and it doesn't matter tbh) and I didn't notice. I opened other temp windows and because of that the previous two with the important tabs were deleted from the chronic.

Is there any way at all to restore those two?

In my sessionstore-backups directory there are six files. previous.jsonlz4, recovery.baklz4 and recovery.jsonlz4. The other two are upgrade.jsonlz4 with a date at the end. The last one is from 20220630. Could this possibly be some older backup from my chronic with my old two windows? If so, is there a way to restore those? Just renaming them didn't seem to work...

I'd be glad for any help anybody could give me. :)

Asked by PsychoWedge 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Want option to have the Bookmark folder list open with ONE click.

The Bookmark menu used to open with ONE click. Now it assumes you're using the same bookmark, and if you want a different one, you have to click twice. I have many book… (read more)

The Bookmark menu used to open with ONE click. Now it assumes you're using the same bookmark, and if you want a different one, you have to click twice. I have many bookmark categories, and I usually have to click twice to get to the menu to choose a folder/location.

I looked for but couldn't find an OPTION for it to work as it used to, open with one click. I'm disappointed that I couldn't find this option. I hope the option to return to the way it used to work will be available in the next Firefox update.

Asked by kjsles444 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Download Pane & Library UI no longer displays download speed and size of download

How do I restore the display of this vital information? Why was it removed in the first place??? Edit: This is at least the case for downloads where the conclusion result… (read more)

How do I restore the display of this vital information? Why was it removed in the first place???

Edit: This is at least the case for downloads where the conclusion results in the file being opened, instead of saved: https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/628080126630035466/993530387601043557/unknown.png

Asked by Franpa 2 days ago

Answered by Franpa 9 hours ago

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Firefox 91.11.0esr does not show pictures on some website

After updating FF some websites refuse to show pictures while others do without problems. e.g. Tumblr has no problems, all pictures are shown but www.deviantart.com shows… (read more)

After updating FF some websites refuse to show pictures while others do without problems.

e.g. Tumblr has no problems, all pictures are shown but www.deviantart.com shows only placeholders and not a single picture

Asked by ConjurerDragon 2 days ago

Answered by ConjurerDragon 18 hours ago

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Firefox plugins doesn't work

i had a big problem with windows 10 action center (it won't open at all) only one solution was creating new Microsoft profile and move all files from one to another (incl… (read more)

i had a big problem with windows 10 action center (it won't open at all) only one solution was creating new Microsoft profile and move all files from one to another (including downloads documents desktop and whole appdata folder with firefox inside included)

and theoretically all works fine. I have my firefox account, history, tabs, favorites, theme and plugins, but they have blank icons and doesn't work.

is there any way to automatically redownload and reinstall plugins?

I would like to add that I have 3 browsers (profiles) and different plugins in each.

Asked by Methosu 2 days ago

Answered by Methosu 2 days ago

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Primary password forgotten on a linux laptop. Now the primary password on my PC is changed.

I recently logged into my laptop, which has lubuntu installed on it, for the first time in some time. I had forgotten the primary password that I set in firefox on that m… (read more)

I recently logged into my laptop, which has lubuntu installed on it, for the first time in some time. I had forgotten the primary password that I set in firefox on that machine. I was confused about this and reset my Firefox account password with my recovery key. Now the primary password on my main desktop machine has changed and I am unable to use the password manager. I am afraid of losing all my saved logins and passwords. I tried resetting the primary password on the lubuntu laptop but the method in the help article did not work.

How is it possible that the primary password changed on my desktop machine? Please help, I do not want to lose all my password as I do not remember them all and some of them were automatically generated by firefox.

Asked by Kai 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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URL Drag-and-Drop into Windows File Explorer shortcut sometimes fails

Hello, This issue may be related with "[meta] Implement URL parser per URL Standard", opened 9 years ago(!), but updated only 1 month ago (bugzilla). If somehow applicabl… (read more)

Hello, This issue may be related with "[meta] Implement URL parser per URL Standard", opened 9 years ago(!), but updated only 1 month ago (bugzilla). If somehow applicable, just let me know that my issue is already being taken care. Thank you.

D&D a Firefox URL into Windows File Explorer, may fail. Just try it for yourself (Firefox for Windows, version 102):

Will fail (notice the additional folder created): D&D on this URL will fail

Will fail and may even create an invincible 0 byte file (Windows is unable to delete it...): D&D this URL will also fail

Won't fail: D&D this URL will *not* fail


I only noticed this wrong behavior in version 102.0 (Firefox 64-bit for Windows) but, as I use this D&D functionality quite often, I don't believe this problem to have occurred much before 101.x. Only tested it in Windows though (Windows 10 Pro - 21H2 19044.1766, 64-bit). This thus seems to be a BUG introduced in version 101.x or 102.0

By trial & error, I think I eventually found out what is leading the D&D to eventually fail: it's related with the web page title (i.e., the Firefox tab title). This behavior has nothing to do with the URL value itself.

When D&D an URL into File Explorer, the URL shortcut name is supposed to be created with the webpage title. However, Windows filenames have some unsupported characters: \ / : * ? ” <> |

So, I guess Firefox should first parse this title and remove all these unsupported characters (or replace them with, e.g., “-“), before assigning the title to the shortcut name (a .URL file). Which, as I understand it, is not happening anymore. I have not found any issue with the URL value itself.

In fact, the D&D result may vary, depending on the characters the webpage name includes.

If it contains a “/”, it will create one (or more) Windows folders before creating the URL shortcut. E.g., if I D&D a webpage URL into “C:\my URL shortcuts folder”, with title “CAT5E Shielded 3/50μ Gold-Plated”, it will create a shortcut (with the correct link) in C:\my URL shortcuts folder\CAT5E Shielded 3\50μ Gold-Plated.URL Obviously, even though the URL content is right, this is not the expected behavior!

More troublesome can be a webpage title that contains a “:”, because it creates a 0-byte no extension file which sometimes (but not always) refuses to be deleted by Windows. E.g., if I D&D a webpage URL into “C:\my URL shortcuts folder”, with title “ShinobiHub – Article: How to Update”, it will create a zero-byte file in “C:\my URL shortcuts” folder with name “ShinobiHub – Article” (no extension). Trying to remove the file in File Explorer may display the error message: “Item not found. This is no longer located in <PATH>. Verify the item’s location and try again.”

[BTW, after some digging I find out how to remove the file: Just open a DOS window and type: del "\\?\C:\my URL shortcuts folder\ShinobiHub - Article " No need to restart or do anything else, just need to put \\?\ before the directory when using the del command. Also use the tab button to make sure the name is correct; sometimes a space is added at the end that can be easily missed.]

Strangely enough, a “Verified by: Cloudfare” (or something similar) is also display just below Firefox Url.

I’m not sure about the effect of other different unsupported file name characters. Anyway, this was tested in 2 different Windows computers, both with same faulty results. The same operation in Chrome works as expected.

Conclusion: This issue should be easy enough to find but I could not find any *recent* report on a similar issue. That makes me wonder… is this really a bug?... Please help. Thank you. Cecilio

Asked by caecilius 2 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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URLs appear when saving/printing to pdf

I'm viewing a webpage that has several links. When printing the webpage to pdf using Firefox, the links magically display their full URLs, blocking the contents of the pa… (read more)

I'm viewing a webpage that has several links. When printing the webpage to pdf using Firefox, the links magically display their full URLs, blocking the contents of the page. How can this be prevented? This does not happen when using MS Edge. Please see the attached screenshot. The top image is from a pdf printed using Firefox, and the bottom is from a pdf printed using MS Edge. 91.8.0esr (64-bit)

Asked by firefoxq 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 day ago

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Ticket Printer Printing very small in size after upgrade from v64 to v100

Solutions tried but unsuccessful: 1. Checked page size. It is correct at (80 x 297mm) 2. Cleared browsing history, cache, site settings, etc from start of time. 3. I have… (read more)

Solutions tried but unsuccessful: 1. Checked page size. It is correct at (80 x 297mm) 2. Cleared browsing history, cache, site settings, etc from start of time. 3. I have put print_resolution to 0 in about:config 4. I have put scaling to 1 in about:config ([https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1297631]) 5. I have put shrink to true in about:config ([https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/que.../1297631]) 6. I have alternated values (1 and 9) of paper_data in about:config (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1297631) 7. Uninstalled ticket printer driver, rebooted PC and then installed again (Xprinter XP-80C). 8. Uninstalled Firefox completely, rebooted PC and downloaded again from Firefox website. 9. I have tested on a Laser A4 printer from Firefox on that same PC. Works fine. 10. Attached is the scanned picture of print from Firefox 100. Firefox 100 11. Another attached contains the scanned picture of print (correct one!) when I re-installed Firefox 64 link text

Asked by lecapitainehaddock 3 days ago

Answered by lecapitainehaddock 7 hours ago

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may files be deleted from profile 'storage'?

Unable to complete backup of firefox profile because of over-length file names in storage sub-directory. Is is ok to simply delete one or more file names which are old UR… (read more)

Unable to complete backup of firefox profile because of over-length file names in storage sub-directory. Is is ok to simply delete one or more file names which are old URL's and no longer required? Clear History All doesn't clean them out. (Firefox 101.0.1 (64-bit) on WIndows 10) thanks

Asked by mike 3 days ago

Answered by mike 2 days ago

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Reddit fails to load on Firefox for the last three days on 102.0 (64 bit) and Windows 10.

So the Reddit website seems to load, but ends up with a big old blank white page. I've cleared my cache, I've cleared my DNS cache. I've pressed ctrl + f5, I've reboote… (read more)

So the Reddit website seems to load, but ends up with a big old blank white page. I've cleared my cache, I've cleared my DNS cache. I've pressed ctrl + f5, I've rebooted the computer. Nothing seems to be aloowing mt to open reddit. Please advise.

Asked by Jeff Brown 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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Github shortcuts

Lately, when I try to create a desktop shortcut from the Github website, it instead create a folder, with the correct title of the page, and what looks like a link inside… (read more)

Lately, when I try to create a desktop shortcut from the Github website, it instead create a folder, with the correct title of the page, and what looks like a link inside, with an abbreviated website name, but is not a shortcut at all.

Example: Try dragging the address bar padlock from this page to your desktop

Welcome to Refined GitHub!

Same thing happens when I try to drag its bookmark to the desktop.

Creating the shortcut from Chrome works properly, so I assume this is a Firefox problem.

Asked by noel_envode 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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logins and passwords are gone...

my passwords and logins are not showing..!! even my bookmarks are not showing on firefox after i logged in using my firefox account. please help me resolve this its very … (read more)

my passwords and logins are not showing..!! even my bookmarks are not showing on firefox after i logged in using my firefox account. please help me resolve this its very important Sir/Ma'am.

Asked by karanarunraut 3 days ago

Last reply by Paul 3 days ago

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please help somone replied to a post i made and i got email but i cant find it the email has no link

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1381526#answer-1516119 can anyone access this?????? I am so lost on this site why is this site so confusing????? Dropa @Dropa… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1381526#answer-1516119 can anyone access this?????? I am so lost on this site why is this site so confusing?????

Dropa @Dropa can you see this?? anyone? i am almost in tears over this at this stage all i want is h elp on a firefox issue i cant even type proeply im so angery

Asked by info7653 4 days ago

Last reply by Paul 4 days ago

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PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE, I AM TOTALLY LOST ON THIS SUPPORT SITE

helloi i create posts trying desperately to get help but i have no idea where to navigate to them i cant seem them anywhere i find this site so confusing i am already so… (read more)

helloi i create posts trying desperately to get help but i have no idea where to navigate to them i cant seem them anywhere i find this site so confusing i am already so upset over something i am trying so desperately to understand how this works, all i want is help please somone please

Asked by info7653 4 days ago

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please can somone please help i am so desperate for any kind of help please

hello i created a post hhere desperate trying to seek help i am so depressed over this i cant see my post now anywhere i am so desperate for help please can somone please… (read more)

hello i created a post hhere desperate trying to seek help i am so depressed over this i cant see my post now anywhere i am so desperate for help

please can somone please help me

Asked by info7653 4 days ago

Last reply by Paul 4 days ago