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Lost tabs

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compar… (read more)

So, I've had this problem once already and solved it. Mozilla updated automatically and I lost all of my tabs (over a 100 tabs, mostly with books I wanted to buy / compare prices), couldn't restore the session and had no history. After a dramatic and prolonged freakout, I actually found help on this site and managed to open the correct upgrades.jsonlz4 files with the jeffersoncher scrounger website. I meant to save all of the links in a word file since I no longer trusted firefox to open my tabs after an update, but real life happened. I kept putting it off and was content to have the tabs on hand as a list on the scrounger website. But then ANOTHER automatic update happened and now I no longer find the old .jsonlz4 file - I have a few really old ones (from 2017 and 2019) but the one from around the time period of the first tab loss only has tabs about restoring lost history. I now, just as before, again have no history to find the tabs with the books I want that way. My question is: I would very much like to have those tabs back - some of those books were meant as gifts and finding them the analog way is possible, but very time-consuming. Is there any way I could find the correct .jsonlz4 file (I even remember the date it was modified as shown in file explorer - or should I just give up the whole affair as lost and no longer waste time on it? I'll try reinstalling firefox after I post this message, but given that it didn't work last time, I'm not very optimistic.

Thanks in advance, all the best Ana

Asked by ana.perpar 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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IRS DENIES ACCESS TO THEIR REFUND STATUS SITE

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site wit… (read more)

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site without success. I can get into irs.gov, but am unsuccessful in accessing the refund status site after entering required input data. The issue has occurred only this past week.

I'm unaware of IRS issues causing this problem.

Have not had this issue on any other sites; and I have successful retrieved data in prior years.

I am not saving any sign on protocols with the irs or any other sites.

Running Windows 10. Thanks for any help. BTW I did get refund information using the telephone, but I want to ensure there's not a hidden conflict of some sort with FireFox. Thanks for any help.

Asked by firefoxwag 1 month ago

Answered by firefoxwag 1 month ago

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Certain websites don't work in Firefox but work in other browsers.

I'm using Firefox 85. Windows 10. Started happening 2 days ago. I've come across some sites that are giving me errors, but they work fine in chrome. Things I've tried: … (read more)

I'm using Firefox 85. Windows 10. Started happening 2 days ago.

I've come across some sites that are giving me errors, but they work fine in chrome.

Things I've tried:

  • Restarting computer
  • Restarting router
  • Disabling Firefox addons
  • Clearing all cookies + history
  • Clearing cache

Below is what happens when I try to sign into the Playstation Store. Also getting similar 406 error trying to access Yamazaki Home

Example: When I click "SIGN IN" on the Playstation Store page, I'm met with a 406 error.

These are the headers that are returned.

Response Headers. Cache-Control no-cache, no-store, max-age=0, must-revalidate Connection keep-alive Content-Length 38 Content-Type application/json;charset=UTF-8 Date Sat, 30 Jan 2021 20:01:40 GMT Expires 0 Server nginx Strict-Transport-Security max-age=31536000 ; includeSubDomains X-Content-Type-Options nosniff, nosniff X-CorrelationId c22fffff-05c7-4d2c-81c0-699bbba555c3 X-Frame-Options DENY X-Psn-Correlation-Id c22fffff-05c7-4d2c-81c0-699bbba555c3 X-Psn-Request-Id 8b5177d1681a03522a5a687f9de05f18 X-RequestId 8b5177d1681a03522a5a687f9de05f18 X-XSS-Protection 1; mode=block

Request Headers Accept text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/\*;q=0.8 Accept-Encoding gzip, deflate, br Accept-Language en-US,en;q=0.5 Connection keep-alive DNT 1 Host ca.account.sony.com Referer https://store.playstation.com/en-us/latest Upgrade-Insecure-Requests 1 User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64; rv:85.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/85.0

Asked by Hugh 2 months ago

Answered by Hugh 2 months ago

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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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Choose where to store my information

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where… (read more)

I would like to be able to choose where Sync stores my information. Because it might contain sensitive personal information, people should want to have control over where exactly the data is stored. Right now it seems to be stored in some magical cloud service somewhere in the universe.

So for example, I might want to store it as a file on my GDrive, or as a digest in my Github account, or upload a file to my own server somehow.

For personal information storage, it is absolutely vital that it doesn't go to place where I don't want it to be, and a place that I have a reasonable level of control over.

So, million dollar question: how can I set this up?

Asked by thany 12 hours ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 hours ago

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after "refresh"

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see … (read more)

Firefox 87 x86 "broke" yesterday visually. A lot of areas of pages and top area (Firefox menu area) turned black. Safe mode fixed the problem. I did not or could not see how to disable ext one at a time. I went with a "Refresh" when I was to uninstall and install. Now, FF 87 does not remember the magnification setting. I set pages to 80%, close, launch, home page (previously set to 80%) is at 100%. Pages that are bookmarked (just set to 80% prior new launch) launch at 100%. There a multiple times during the run time of Firefox that I had gone into config and made adjustments. I do not recall having to do so for magnification not being saved. I do notice that one config change made prior does not exist now, set resolution 1440x900. I think there was a true/false for page memory in config that I had switched from default before the refresh, but seeing how the screen resolution isn't 1440x900..I assume "Refresh" reset config to default.

Sum: Now, Firefox does not save page magnification. What do I need to do, other than 'bump' the size every time? This was not the case prior the "Refresh".

Asked by Philip 2 days ago

Answered by Philip 8 hours ago

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Page actions ... button

Hello everyone, My mum's Firefox isn't showing in the ... dots area called Page actions of the bar the Take a Screenshot icon. I am able to add it from the Customize Tool… (read more)

Hello everyone, My mum's Firefox isn't showing in the ... dots area called Page actions of the bar the Take a Screenshot icon. I am able to add it from the Customize Toolbar... area but NOT back to where it was, in the Page actions area. Is there a way to do this? I tried this for 2h now and there is no explanation how that icon disappeared in the first place. Perhaps there is a way o moving icons around? Fresh install version 88.0 (64 bits), ignore Romanian language, icons are universal :)

Asked by Mircione 11 hours ago

Answered by Mircione 9 hours ago

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screenshot function disappeared as of firefox 88.0

Suddenly as of the last update to FireFox 88.0, the embedded screen capture function disappeared. I use it a LOT... I will have to go back to previous version of FireFox.… (read more)

Suddenly as of the last update to FireFox 88.0, the embedded screen capture function disappeared. I use it a LOT... I will have to go back to previous version of FireFox.

Asked by frank.du.mee 10 hours ago

Answered by frank.du.mee 10 hours ago

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Youtube

I recently switched to Firefox, on the browser i was using before i was able to link whatever Youtube video i was watching right to the Roku connected to my TV. Is there … (read more)

I recently switched to Firefox, on the browser i was using before i was able to link whatever Youtube video i was watching right to the Roku connected to my TV. Is there a way to do this on Firefox?

Asked by Neurv 1 day ago

Answered by ifv 18 hours ago

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missing print "page setup" in Mozilla v85

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF... the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It … (read more)

With the new v85 of Firefox... for Microsoft Print to PDF...

the defaults for print headers & footers has changed and is no longer available to edit or even view. It seems as though my settings remain in place for other printing options like my physical printer but even there the options are not editable or viewable.

There used to be a "page setup" option but I have not be able to find this anywhere anymore.

I'm assuming that it has to do with the bug fix for pdf printing but doesn't seem that it should be an intended outcome of the fix.

Any work arounds anyone knows about or has found?

Asked by Cobalt TiNor 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Possible to pass application arguments in handlers.json?

Following the deprecation of the FTP protocol in Firefox I have, as a workaround, set Excel to open all ftp links in Firefox for me. However, ideally, I would like a cust… (read more)

Following the deprecation of the FTP protocol in Firefox I have, as a workaround, set Excel to open all ftp links in Firefox for me. However, ideally, I would like a custom PowerShell script to handle all ftp links for me in Firefox. But to do so you would have to pass arguments to an application (in this case PowerShell) in handlers.json file. I guess that is not possible, or am I wrong here?

Asked by loxia_01 1 day ago

Answered by loxia_01 21 hours ago

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firefox logo in front of all the pictures stored on my hard drive

I opened the area on my hard drive and found that every photo has the firefox logo in front of the picture name. I opened these same photos last week and there was no log… (read more)

I opened the area on my hard drive and found that every photo has the firefox logo in front of the picture name. I opened these same photos last week and there was no logo. How did this happen and what do I do to remove the logo. I did nothing that I know of to cause this to happen. Thank you Ken

Asked by grumpy3 20 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 19 hours ago

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hover zoom not working

"Hover text not working on Copart site, works on same version 87 with windows 7 PC but not on my windows 10. If I switch to Edge it works fine, just not on FireFox. In … (read more)

"Hover text not working on Copart site, works on same version 87 with windows 7 PC but not on my windows 10. If I switch to Edge it works fine, just not on FireFox. In the copart site under an auction item I can click on the image and then the pointer will bring up a zoomed in window to the right of the image.

Asked by eric131 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day ago

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Did Firefox really changed their logo (or fox will be gone in nearby future)?

Getting Started Page Check the icon in tab header and logo. It is new logo replacing the old Firefox logo. Firefox is no doubt my first preference but without fox it fee… (read more)

Getting Started Page Check the icon in tab header and logo. It is new logo replacing the old Firefox logo. Firefox is no doubt my first preference but without fox it feels different (fox is heart of this browser).

Asked by Akash Jadav 1 day ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Firefox 87.0 Win10 X64

Function of backspace key: As me many people prefere to use the backspace key to move one page back when browsing a website (navigating with the keyboard is more healthy … (read more)

Function of backspace key: As me many people prefere to use the backspace key to move one page back when browsing a website (navigating with the keyboard is more healthy than using the mouse all the time). After updating to version 87.0 this does not work any longer. Is there any way to get this functionality back?

Asked by dc6mb 3 weeks ago

Answered by TyDraniu 3 weeks ago

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About opening a tab in a new tab (not new window) conveniently

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in… (read more)

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in a new tab (while Shift+click can open in a new window as expected). I'm not sure if it's a problem, but I hope Firefox can have this feature so that opening a link in a new tab can be more convenient.

Besides, in some browsers, drag a link to a nearby place will open in a new tab. However, in Firefox, this manner does not work, unless I drag a link to the tabs bar.

Asked by SolidBlock 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar "Only Show on New Tab" option not working

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New… (read more)

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New Tab the toolbar is not displayed anywhere. You can't see it in the new tab or the current tab.

I tested it with FF 85.0.2 (64-bit) and with FF Developer Editition 86.0b9 (64-bit)

I am attaching a VideoGIF to show the problem

Asked by dev/null 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago