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Firefox has taken over PDFs

In the last few days whenever I download a PDF file instead of it being displayed in my default PDF read Firefox (version 121.0.1) takes over and displays the contents of… (read more)

In the last few days whenever I download a PDF file instead of it being displayed in my default PDF read Firefox (version 121.0.1) takes over and displays the contents of the file. I do not want this, I prefer my PDF reader! How do I stop Firefox trying to take over this function? (other than converting to Chrome)

Asked by Tony 1 month ago

Answered by Tony 1 month ago

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Cookie 'Manage Exceptions' Not Working

1 I set the Manage Data tab to 'Allow' for sites I want cookies saved for. This sets the http and https addresses for the sites I enter. 2 I set the same sites in th… (read more)

  1. 1 I set the Manage Data tab to 'Allow' for sites I want cookies saved for. This sets the http and https addresses for the sites I enter.
  2. 2 I set the same sites in the 'Manage Exceptions' tab so that these sites do not have their cookies deleted.
  3. 3 Save Settings
  4. 4 Close and re-open Firefox. All cookies are deleted.

I suspect this is a bug?

Cheers.

Asked by vhewa 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Last update broke add-ons overflow menu

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remo… (read more)

After the last update, my add-ons overflow menu no longer works from the puzzle icon. It won't expand completely and you can't scroll down, therefore, I can't add or remove add-ons to the bar. See Image.

Asked by dsa65 1 month ago

Answered by dsa65 1 month ago

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How can I remove the Firefox Suggest header in the address bar? [resolved]

I am using Firefox on a new PC. Whenever I type something into the address bar, all results appear under a small Firefox Suggest header, even though Firefox Suggest is no… (read more)

I am using Firefox on a new PC. Whenever I type something into the address bar, all results appear under a small Firefox Suggest header, even though Firefox Suggest is not available to me in the United Kingdom. I believe it is possible to remove this header through about:config, and I did so on my old PC shortly after FIrefox Suggest was released in 2021, although I have long forgotten how to do this for obvious reasons. Could somebody please explain how this header can once again be removed, or is it a permanent feature? Thank you in advance.

Asked by nixieff 1 month ago

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Crash on every tab

Hi My firefox suddenly stops working, it crashes on every tab I open. I tried the troubleshoot mode (safe mode), tried refreshing firefox, tried uninstalling and reinst… (read more)

Hi

My firefox suddenly stops working, it crashes on every tab I open.

I tried the troubleshoot mode (safe mode), tried refreshing firefox, tried uninstalling and reinstalling, tried cleaning the firefox folder and registry manually and then restart, ... everything that I could find on web, it just keeps crashing.

In "about:crashes" tab, it shows nothing, so I dont know what I can provide for diagnosis.

Please advise, thanks.

Asked by leonlx126 1 month ago

Answered by leonlx126 1 month ago

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suppress Firefox Messages

HI, I use Firefox for Kiosk system... what is not usable for this application is Firefox sending popups to remind the user of ie. "do not forget to save your data" or sim… (read more)

HI, I use Firefox for Kiosk system... what is not usable for this application is Firefox sending popups to remind the user of ie. "do not forget to save your data" or similar... this breaks the kiosk system and needs Admin intervention... I love FF, but how can I suppress these support popups in this environment?

Thx Dan

Asked by Dan70 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Drag tab resizing

hello :) in chrome when you drag a tab out to open it in another window it automatically goes to a smaller window, firefox always copys what size the window was whe… (read more)

hello :)

in chrome when you drag a tab out to open it in another window it automatically goes to a smaller window, firefox always copys what size the window was when you dragged it out. so when the window is maximised it will always open a new maximised window.

So my question is, when dragging a tab to open it in a new window is there a way to stop it from copying the size of the window you dragged it?

im really bad at explaining things so here are visual of what i mean - https://imgur.com/a/aSj0P2G

Asked by exhaleman 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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Fullpage translation icon doesn't appear on address bar

With the new 118 version that introduced fullpage translations, whenever I got to a site that's not in English and that is one of the supported languages, the translation… (read more)

With the new 118 version that introduced fullpage translations, whenever I got to a site that's not in English and that is one of the supported languages, the translation icon doesn't appear at all in the address bar. I can go to the menu and click "Translate Page..." and then the icon will appear but when I click to "Show original" it dissapears.

Asked by Ecastro179 5 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 5 months ago

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How to disable protection, or enable dark mode, for Firefox pages

I've always liked the Firefox New Tab page, with Pocket, and until today, DarkReader plugin has always worked. But now it says that it can't because the page is protecte… (read more)

I've always liked the Firefox New Tab page, with Pocket, and until today, DarkReader plugin has always worked. But now it says that it can't because the page is protected.

I tried the solution to use bookmarklets, suggested in https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1350781, but it didn't have any effect (https://sanketmehta7.github.io/DarkMode-JS-BookMark/

If I can't find a solution, I'll just ditch Pocket, and use Google as my first page, or something. Or maybe ditch Firefox, which doesn't seem to think that dark mode is important. I don't like being blinded by the light.

Asked by Jeff Learman 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Import Passwords

I have followed various threads about importing my passwords without any success. I recently swapped PCs so I exported passwords and bookmarks to disk to install on the… (read more)

I have followed various threads about importing my passwords without any success.

I recently swapped PCs so I exported passwords and bookmarks to disk to install on the new PC.

The bookmarks have imported ok but the passwords are in the CSV format created by Mozilla on export from the old PC and there is no option to import a CSV which seems a bit crazy.

I cannot find a way to import this data. I have tried syncing with my laptop to get the passwords but that doesn't work either.

If anyone could help me resolve this problem I would be very grateful.

Many thanks,

Mark.

Asked by Mark Eustace 1 month ago

Answered by Mark Eustace 1 month ago

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Firefox does not appear in volume mixer in Windows 11

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 (20XY005MGE) with Win11 Pro. All of a sudden, Firefox does not play any sound. I notice that it does not show up in the volume mix… (read more)

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 6 (20XY005MGE) with Win11 Pro.

All of a sudden, Firefox does not play any sound. I notice that it does not show up in the volume mixer. I tried:

Youtube does not play sounds, the Spotify page notices that it cannot play sound (the spotify App for Windows works fine, though). News sites (tagesschau.de / video, deutschlandfunk.de / audio) play the video, but no sound.

I had the problem a few months ago already but I cannot recall the solution :(

Thanks for helpful hints!

Asked by Wolfgang-Hannover 2 months ago

Answered by Wolfgang-Hannover 1 month ago

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I'm confused about my password.

This might just be a blind thing, I use the NVDA screen reader, but when I sign in to firefox, my password is 12 letters long, but when I look on my settings page, it's … (read more)

This might just be a blind thing, I use the NVDA screen reader, but when I sign in to firefox, my password is 12 letters long, but when I look on my settings page, it's 18 characters long, is this normal?

I can log in using my 12 letter password and it's not a master password, I don't have one of those.

Any help would be apreciated.

Asked by brad22 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Youtube black screen

I am having issues playing videos that use mp4a codec, codecs that use opus work fine Issue: Videos play audio but its just a black screen showing Thank you. … (read more)

I am having issues playing videos that use mp4a codec, codecs that use opus work fine

Issue: Videos play audio but its just a black screen showing

Thank you.

Asked by jiten87 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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captcha not working...never ends

On a couple of websites, but in particular Rogers.com, the captcha just never ends. It asks to click on all the bicycles, I click on them one at a time until no more app… (read more)

On a couple of websites, but in particular Rogers.com, the captcha just never ends. It asks to click on all the bicycles, I click on them one at a time until no more appear, hit verify, it brings up something else. It will do this dozens of times and just never ever end.

Switch over to Edge, does the same. Switched to chrome and it works fine. Has google done something to captcha to deny it working on other browsers?

I have checked to see firefox is up to date and it is. I have disabled all extensions/addons. I have run malware/virus scans. On the Rogers community forums there are all kinds of people having problems but there are no solutions on how to fix. Oddly (or not) the problems are similar...captcha won't work on Edge, Firefox but will work on Chrome.

Asked by Rye Encoke 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago

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DRM addons not loading after upgrade to Firefox 64bit from Firefox 32bit

After a crash earlier today within my 32bit install of Firefox, I upgraded to the 64bit version. Since then I have not been able to play videos from sites that utilize DR… (read more)

After a crash earlier today within my 32bit install of Firefox, I upgraded to the 64bit version. Since then I have not been able to play videos from sites that utilize DRM.

I have tried the following:

  1. Check and Uncheck "Play DRM content"
  2. Check for updates while in the addons related page.
  3. Checked my hosts file which is blank
  4. Stopped my AV and attempted to update as well as Enable/Disable Play DRM
  5. Get a 404 when attempting to go to "redirector . gvt1 . com" site.

When I looked in my profile directory, I noted that both the "gmp-gmpopenh264" and "gmp-widevinecdm" directories are empty. I found and downloaded the most recent openh264 dll for windows 64bit. Firefox continues to say "OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly." I have not found the most recent wildevine version so I have not tried to update it manually.

Could there be something squirrelly with my user profile that needs to be rebuilt? (I can export the bookmarks, etc) The 32bit Firefox crashed with no messages while watching a live YouTube stream. I just installed over without uninstalling the previous version. I was afraid of losing my current settings. The crash caused my "previous session" to be lost.

Asked by gritts3 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Removing History but not Bookmarks (Local files)

Hello, I am a computer technician currently trying to write a small python script that will clear a users cache, cookies, and history in Firefox on a Mac. From what I c… (read more)

Hello,

I am a computer technician currently trying to write a small python script that will clear a users cache, cookies, and history in Firefox on a Mac.

From what I can tell, both the history and bookmarks for a user is saved in one file named "places" (specifically under "/Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Firefox/Profiles/[jargon].default-release/places.sqlite")

Is there a way to clear just the history for a user, that doesn't go through the browser GUI? I would really like to avoid mixing CLT with Selenium or something of that sort with python.

Any information is welcome!

Thank you,

Asked by Griffin Chastain 1 month ago

Answered by Griffin Chastain 1 month ago

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Firefox Alway launches to "Success!" screen instead of homepage

No matter what I do FF always opens to the "Success!" screen and wants me to choose what tabs to restore. I have done troubleshooting mode, clean mode, refresh and comple… (read more)

No matter what I do FF always opens to the "Success!" screen and wants me to choose what tabs to restore. I have done troubleshooting mode, clean mode, refresh and complete uninstall and reinstall. Nothing works.

Asked by Mike Leeling 1 month ago

Answered by zeroknight 1 month ago