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Force FireFox to open every link in a new window

There are thousands of answers to this question but I can't find one that works for me. I am using a tablet computer without a mouse or keyboard so mouse click solutions … (read more)

There are thousands of answers to this question but I can't find one that works for me. I am using a tablet computer without a mouse or keyboard so mouse click solutions and keyboard short cut solutions don't work.

I want to just tap on a link with my finger and have it open in a new window. Every time. I know I can hold on the link and get a list of options including "open in a new window" but I want to eliminate that step because my fat fingers sometimes select the wrong list item.

Any help?

Asked by petejc 3 months ago

Last reply by petejc 3 months ago

Dangerous Sync Language and Help with Fixing Sync Profile

There are 2 processes involved in Firefox Sync, and 0 differentiation between them in the language used to describe what Firefox Sync does in any of the documentation, th… (read more)

There are 2 processes involved in Firefox Sync, and 0 differentiation between them in the language used to describe what Firefox Sync does in any of the documentation, this makes nearly every discussion on the topic highly confusing to borderline misleading.

When you press Sync, you are pushing settings to Firefox servers. When you sign in to Sync, you are pulling settings from Firefox servers.

Both of these steps are referred to interchangeably as "syncing" and there is next to no documentation of what causes each to occur nor what they actually do.

Why is this dangerous you might ask? Well, let's say I buy a new computer, I want to set it up the same way I use all my devices, so I sign in to sync to synchronize my settings, makes perfect sense. Nothing tells me anything is happening when I sign in, so I click the sync button because I want to synchronize my settings with my other devices. Big mistake. I've just overwritten the server-side sync profile with a default Firefox profile. You know how you fix that? You sign in and press the sync button to overwrite the sync profile again. But you know what happens when you sign in? You become synced with the now blank sync profile and lose all the settings that you want to be pushing to the sync profile. This just happened to me. Thankfully I was only choosing to sync add-ons and options AT THE TIME and I have backups that are about 6 months old and I rarely change settings, but some things like my homepage URLs are something that I do change fairly often, and I'm sure some additional sites were whitelisted since by default I just reject all cookies. I also thankfully use policies.json to block updates so I didn't immediately get assaulted by that too.

SO! I HIGHLY suggest that when merely signing in to Sync, the default should be for syncing to be off to start off with, so that you can choose what to "sync" BEFORE it occurs. However, because of the language, the question arises, what am I choosing to sync for? Am I choosing what to PULL from servers? Or am I choosing what gets PUSHED to the servers? When syncing is turned on, does that mean I an pulling the settings that I have chosen? Or am I am pulling ALL settings while only pushing what I have chosen IF I click the Sync button? Or do I push EVERYTHING?

It's incredibly unclear how the Sync feature works and both of the "main" articles on it are completely useless for understanding it because the term "sync" is used interchangeably for pushing or pulling settings.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-do-i-choose-what-information-sync-firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sync-custom-preferences

What are the correct steps to rectify this horrid situation? Sign-in, set-up sync, choose "Options" and "Add-Ons" again, THEN copy over the backup settings, THEN Sync them to the "cloud"? If I have 2 different devices setup with sync, and 1 chooses to sync options and the other chooses to sync bookmarks, then I click sync on BOTH devices repeatedly, what occurs?

Asked by neijyry 3 months ago

Last reply by neijyry 3 months ago

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Downloads going automatically to Download file - even after changing all to Ask Me

After the automatic update to version 98, I'm finding that Firefox insists on putting a copy of my downloaded files into the Download file even after I turned that off in… (read more)

After the automatic update to version 98, I'm finding that Firefox insists on putting a copy of my downloaded files into the Download file even after I turned that off in the General tab of Settings. Also found it odd that I was unable to take a screenshot of these settings, but had to use Printscreen to do so!

Asked by bmogrady 1 year ago

Last reply by WillW 1 year ago

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How do I get rid of unwanted shortcuts to Amazon and Google?

Tell me how to get rid of the shortcuts to Amazon and Google? Also, can anyone explain why we must humor some paranoid loony nut-job regarding our passwords? … (read more)

Tell me how to get rid of the shortcuts to Amazon and Google?

Also, can anyone explain why we must humor some paranoid loony nut-job regarding our passwords?

Asked by tedwray1 7 months ago

Last reply by tedwray1 7 months ago

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Firefox for Windows Desktop Cannot Switch Between Tabs

Hi, Firefox will not let me switch between tabs using the mouse. I can open new tabs but cannot navigate between them. I can pin tabs and close tabs by right clicking … (read more)

Hi,

Firefox will not let me switch between tabs using the mouse.

I can open new tabs but cannot navigate between them.

I can pin tabs and close tabs by right clicking and selecting from the menu but when I left click a tab to select it nothing happens.

It is not my mouse as this is working fine in other apps and navigating between tabs in chrome works fine.

I tried updating to the latest version of firefox (as at 15/11/22) but this has still not resolved it.

I also cannot get into settings or extensions as when I click on those it opens a new tab but I then cannot navigate to it.

Please can someone help as currently it is completely unusable.

Thanks.

G

Asked by Gravytrain72 1 year ago

Last reply by Gravytrain72 1 year ago

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Why are bookmarks not automatically saved in the search engine (Firefox) you are using?

Windows 8.1 would not load last Wednesday, so I "refreshed" it using F10; which stated all files and apps would be retained (what a lie.) Most apps were disabled, or rem… (read more)

Windows 8.1 would not load last Wednesday, so I "refreshed" it using F10; which stated all files and apps would be retained (what a lie.) Most apps were disabled, or removed, and needed to be re-loaded, as well as about 200 updates which needed to be downloaded, and still being downloaded. When re-loading Firefox my previous bookmarks were not retained, although I think may have located them via a Microsoft remedy (Firefox remedies have been fruitless.) They are not not the old Firefox folder (my most recent entry was 2019,) and not in the places Firefox has suggested looking. I will backup my current 5 days worth of bookmarks, when all of the downloads are current, and try to download the Microsoft suggestion. My question is; why are they NOT automatically saved? And if somebody has a remedy for me please send it as I will not do anything with my bookmarks for a few days.

Asked by newsie2000 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Suggestions to avoid annotance

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest sever… (read more)

Fist I would like to participate with Firefox more - I want to become more a part of the community - and add in my consultant expertise Next I would like to suggest several things, but today just one - your Updates

I cannot take this anymore. Every couple weeks there is some update, and it is unacceptable - it disrupts my life. I do not want to restart my computer, I have dozens of documents and files open that I am working on, and this interferes with my daily routines, and as a top activist in your circle u are not yet aware of... its KIND OF important!

Straight up a vast majority of these updates should be released in 'packs' around the start of the month, and then I will not mind, but every couple weeks and the icon to download pops up continuously and then restarts my computer by force - that is MSN bully actions - like come on team... it is annoying as hell!

It's gotta change as it is even more annoying than bookmarks being saved on my home page in the top spots - blank is better than something that is not needed there - the Firefox browser home is a VERY important organizational tool for your members AND is your 'face' to the world that u are not using even at par to help your success.

As for other suggestions I would like to help in the future. Especially when it comes to you guys asking for with emails to get operational capital - I want to help - so I have sent letters in response and received no answers! If the Capitalist Elite will collapse the economy to repurchase everything back at half price, during that time many entities that receive public funding will no longer survive, as the public will be in bread lines.

The time to evolve your community has arrived... contact me for the next levels...

Asked by alan_785 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Fire fox flickers

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing … (read more)

When I go and open any website, a minute later Firefox flickers, it's been doing that for a month now. and I always get this too, a separate issue " This site is slowing down Firefox" yet it never says what site, and when Firefox is the only site open, it still does it.

Asked by crapjunkmail 1 year ago

Last reply by crapjunkmail 1 year ago

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Pages displayed by Firefox browsers are dull

Some web pages displayed by Firefox are dull and unreadable e.g., https://www.vedantalimited.com/eng/investor-relations-shareholder-information.php#scheme_arrangement I h… (read more)

Some web pages displayed by Firefox are dull and unreadable e.g., https://www.vedantalimited.com/eng/investor-relations-shareholder-information.php#scheme_arrangement I have not made any specific display setting, have tested with default settings and also change of themes, but the same dull output. see attached screenshots. The same looks fine under other (Opera) browser

happens with other sites as well e.g., https://www.camsonline.com/

appreciate any help to resolve this

thanks

Asked by SOH4463048 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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deal2coupon.com What the Hell is it?

Almost as soon as the most recent Firefox update, 109.0, happened, I began having this half tab showing up on the far left of my tabs bar for some site - https://deal2cou… (read more)

Almost as soon as the most recent Firefox update, 109.0, happened, I began having this half tab showing up on the far left of my tabs bar for some site - https://deal2coupon.com/all-stores/ebay.com.

What the hell is this? Did it come with the update? I've searched all over the internet and all I find are all the top Google search returns are directed to that site as if they are a wonderful site and they will do their best to tell you that's true. Bah! Humbug! I even checked https://reports.adguard.com and all it says is it's not on any black list they monitor. (YET!)

How do I get rid of it? Who do I report it to?

Asked by Doc 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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How to turn off protection blocking of mixed content (for Ebay).

The blocking of mixed content is stopping me from using Ebay. I can't expand photos of items or look at any a additional photos . Most importantly I can't bid. Which is V… (read more)

The blocking of mixed content is stopping me from using Ebay. I can't expand photos of items or look at any a additional photos . Most importantly I can't bid. Which is VERY, VERY, VERY frustrating and annoying.

I have followed your help guide as to how to turn off this annoying feature, but they are incorrect!

When I get to the appropriate screen which say 'You are not connected securely...' the tab to turn off blocking protection for mixed content is missing. It doesn't exist! Consequently I can't tun it off and can't bid or look at photos on Ebay.

Please correct this asap please.

Asked by clarkekeir 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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No Videos going to fullscreen

Since yesterday whenever I put a video on youtube or any other site to full screen it does not goto fullscreen, the photo shows what I mean I have already tried doing th… (read more)

Since yesterday whenever I put a video on youtube or any other site to full screen it does not goto fullscreen, the photo shows what I mean I have already tried doing this and it didn't work Go to about:config and make sure full-screen-api.enabled is true and reset the other full-screen-api settings to default while you are there.

Videos also do goto full screen on Chrome so it must be an issue with Firefix not my laptop

Asked by oconnordavid16 9 months ago

Last reply by lazizakhmedov1014 9 months ago

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Ca nnot use interactive map of my municipality as I use to prior to Firefox update

I can no longer use Firefox since last update to access a interactive map on my village Website. This is the page that does not work as it use to. https://www.elkgrove.o… (read more)

I can no longer use Firefox since last update to access a interactive map on my village Website. This is the page that does not work as it use to. https://www.elkgrove.org/i-want-to/contact-the-village My village said to contact Firefox to get help.

If it helps this is the main website for Elk Grove Village https://www.elkgrove.org/ To get to the page with the map click on I Want To . . . . Click on Contact The Village The page will come up to find the map near the bottom of the page. This map use to always pop up with the village map right away and no need to enter the name of the town.

Asked by phil_brennan 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Update and reinstall of 105.0.0 FAIL miserably

Went to update to 105.0.1 on a windows 8.1 machine. Update failed, removed previous version and now will not even reinstall running the installer. Installer returns setup… (read more)

Went to update to 105.0.1 on a windows 8.1 machine. Update failed, removed previous version and now will not even reinstall running the installer. Installer returns setup.exe Application error. unable to start correctly.

Asked by j.r.andresen 1 year ago

Last reply by j.r.andresen 1 year ago

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Error 5000/5001 on iplayer

When I try to play iplayer as of June 2022 it comes up with error 5000/5001. Other tv players are no longer playing either, Channel 4 for some time now. My laptop runs on… (read more)

When I try to play iplayer as of June 2022 it comes up with error 5000/5001. Other tv players are no longer playing either, Channel 4 for some time now. My laptop runs on Windows 8 and I have the latest version of firefox. In plug ins my codec is set on always activate as is Widevine CDM. I tried unchecking 'play DRM controlled content' in settings then checked it again and it has come up with Widevine CDM will be installed shortly, but nothing has happened.

many thanks, frances

Asked by fcorr 1 year ago

Last reply by fcorr 1 year ago

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site gamigo,desert operations keeps trying to connect.My anti virus stops it but i just want them to stop.

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a… (read more)

Hi.I would like to know how i can stop this site from constantley trying to connect with my P.C.luckeley my firewall stops it but eventully they will succeed.Iplayed it a long time ago.I stopt,deleted my account but they keep attacing several times a day.I,ll be gratefull with any help\advise about this.i tryed acsessing the page sourse and i think i,ve only made it worse.

Asked by scarrleg 2 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 years ago

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Lost logins, have a file in Profile called logins.json.corrupt, can't fix

I'm having trouble with my laptop battery and my laptop completely died. I got it working again but now Firefox doesn't have my logins for some reason. The Profile folder… (read more)

I'm having trouble with my laptop battery and my laptop completely died. I got it working again but now Firefox doesn't have my logins for some reason. The Profile folder showed logins.json, logins.json.corrupt, and logins-backup.json. I changed logins.json to logins-old.json and changed logins.json.corrupt to logins.json like I saw in many solutions but that does not work. It just becomes logins.json.corrupt again. I tried the same with Logins-backup.json but still just changed to corrupt. I refreshed firefox but still the same. I made a new profile and copied the file and tried to get it to work there but still changes back to corrupt every time. I'm Windows 8.1 so there is no Previous Versions tab in properties so I can't go back to a previous version of the file. Is there ajny way to fix this and get my passwords back?

Asked by bredwh 11 months ago

Last reply by bredwh 11 months ago

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Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages.

Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages. Cannot print to a printer, or to FoxIt pdf printer. Printing in MS Edge works with no problems. I have cl… (read more)

Since updating to Firefox 100.0.1 cannot print any web pages. Cannot print to a printer, or to FoxIt pdf printer. Printing in MS Edge works with no problems. I have cleared saved print settings - did not fix problem. Please advise. Thank you.

Asked by fdispensiere1 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago