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bookmarks duplicating expodentially

I have been trying to solve this for days now. My bookmarks keep duplicating out of control. I mean they will go from 500 to 10,000+ in a matter of minutes. I did have … (read more)

I have been trying to solve this for days now.

My bookmarks keep duplicating out of control. I mean they will go from 500 to 10,000+ in a matter of minutes.

I did have sync running, but I have shut it down in case that was the problem, and it's not restarted now.

This problem is happening on 3 of my computers that were sync'ed. None of them have sync running now, yet they each still have the problem.

1) I deleted all duplicates by hand and then exported/backed up that version without duplicates (well call that the clean copy).

2) I have tried verifying the integrity of the bookmarks database through the troubleshooter. Each time the problem starts happening again after a few minutes. - I have done this on the current bookmarks - I have done this after I have deleted all bookmarks right before restoring, then again right after I restored the clean copy. - I have deleted all bookmarks, closed firefox, deleted the places file, then restored the clean copy.

3) I have uninstalled and reinstalled firefox - I have done this then and restored the clean copy

4) I have created a new sync account and tried that, but that did not work either

When in safe mode, the bookmarks do not duplicate. But outside of safe mode they duplicate exponentially. I don't know what else to try.

Asked by sunshinedi 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Firefox update 65.0.1 seems to have broken a lot of websites.

Updated Firefox to 65.0.1 yesterday now a number of websites do not work including firefox support site (Will not let me log in, had to download Opera just to post this i… (read more)

Updated Firefox to 65.0.1 yesterday now a number of websites do not work including firefox support site (Will not let me log in, had to download Opera just to post this issue.)

Examples include Facebook not loading all content or allowing me to follow links (Links do not work at all.)

Youtube can't play single videos (Again acts like link is not a link.) Playlists will somewhat work if you right click and open link in a new tab but only play about 5-10 seconds of a video before moving to a new one for another 5-10 seconds of play while also taking a lot longer than normal (more than the usual 2-3 seconds from before the upgrade) to start the next video link 10-15 seconds.

Would add info from "about:support" but it will not allow me to attach a pdf (The only way I can do that since "Automatically add" button reqires using Firefox and I can't right now(Not logging in.)

As stated before no log in ability on the support site here.

Most other sites I have tested are missing content or links randomly work or not with no real reason, at least any that I can figure some work some don't and some work some times but not others.

I have done a full un-install and re-install to see if that had any effect and it did not. Also this is the only change to my computer in a little over a month, just the update to Firefox 65.0.1.

Asked by Wolfie0827 1 year ago

Answered by Wolfie0827 1 year ago

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Need to locate in about:config, and disable, all keyboard shortcuts

Greetings and felicitations! Deprecating the ability to change keyboard shortcuts (read as: disable) is probably the most abhorrent thing to me about Quantum. I am sick a… (read more)

Greetings and felicitations!

Deprecating the ability to change keyboard shortcuts (read as: disable) is probably the most abhorrent thing to me about Quantum. I am sick and tired of losing work because I hit delete and Firefox randomly decides to go back a page rather than deleting a character in some text I'm writing.

Is this even possible anymore?

Please don't suggest the two addons out there that function in 65+. They simply do not function for what I need.

What I would like, if it is possible, is to know where all this is in config. I found how to disable browser.backspace_action, but I'm not sure where to look for the others.

A list would be great, or even a prefix/word to search for in config would be really helpful.

Thanks in advance for the assistance.

PS - Why does moz seem so bizarrely intent on NOT allowing users to change these?

Asked by youareevil 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Notifications blocking not working

I have Notifications blocking set to all websites. However, I was surprised to come to the website below and have a Notifications permission request pop up. What's the de… (read more)

I have Notifications blocking set to all websites. However, I was surprised to come to the website below and have a Notifications permission request pop up. What's the deal?

https://www.tckpublishing.com

Also, related - in Preferences, under Content Blocking, it says:

"Heads up!

                   Blocking cookies and trackers can cause some websites to break. It’s easy to disable blocking for sites you trust. Learn how"

But when I click on the Learn how link, it doesn't tell me how.

When I click on the Manage Exceptions button right next to the Content Blocking heading, I get a pop up that says, "Exceptions - Content Blocking" and "you have disabled content blocking on these websites." Yet there's no way to add any URL provided there.

When I go to a website that I want to not block tracking on, I click on the lock or shield symbol, and click on Permissions and am taken to the pop up and again cannot add this website address.

How am I supposed to set any Permissions if this functionality doesn't actually work?

Asked by zillamobster 1 year ago

Answered by CiaoBella1 1 year ago

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Flash on a specific website is no longer working in Firefox since FF updated to 64.0 and subsequent updates.

I've been accessing the following website for years on Firefox with no issues. It uses Flash, and I've never had a problem playing the game until Firefox updated to 64.0… (read more)

I've been accessing the following website for years on Firefox with no issues. It uses Flash, and I've never had a problem playing the game until Firefox updated to 64.0. Now when I click to play the game, it says it is loading, but it never does. I have disabled any ad blocker or other similar add-on, but it doesn't help. I keep Flash up to date, and have even unchecked the box in the plugin that says "Block dangerous and intrusive Flash content" in case that was the problem, but that hasn't helped.

I can access the site and play the game on Chrome without a problem, but not on Firefox. I'm not the only one who uses this website who is having this problem.

Any ideas what is going on? I don't want to revert to Firefox 63.0.3 if I don't have to, but I'd prefer to play this game in Firefox if possible.

Website: http://webccgame.com/?page=home

Thank you!

Asked by Aeranon 1 year ago

Answered by Aeranon 1 year ago

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Can root update firefox from command line?

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, … (read more)

I run debian 9.8, and rather than using the distro version of firefox, I run the mozilla version. This works just fine, but when firefox detects that it needs updating, the only way I know to do it is to log into Xwindows using the root account and do it from there. I don't want a *user* account to own the browser, but I can't seem to find a way to update without Xwindows. There are some old links about using .MAR files, but the most recent one is a couple of years old, and due to appearances, i suspect - although i didn't confirm it by following the links - that only older versions, not the current one, can be loaded that way. Enough people have looked at this that it would appear worth putting in a flat warning that this cannot be done, so that people don't waste their time looking for something that doesn't exist. Help!

Asked by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

Answered by tanstaafl-tanj 1 year ago

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firefox bookmark deletion doesn't work

I am trying to delete bookmarks from Firefox on my MacPro. The instructions call for clicking on "the star". There is no star. Everything on the menu line has actions … (read more)

I am trying to delete bookmarks from Firefox on my MacPro. The instructions call for clicking on "the star". There is no star. Everything on the menu line has actions to do everything BUT delete a bookmark!

Asked by kingfisher68 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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The master password 'feature' is not working properly. How to I get rid of it?

Entered the password several times, after each the password was erased and requested again. Eventually it probably accepted it, because the proper site page showed up. … (read more)

Entered the password several times, after each the password was erased and requested again. Eventually it probably accepted it, because the proper site page showed up.

Asked by Bobbily 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Dragging to Create an image on Mac with DuckDuckGo

Hi there, I've used DuckDuckGo for a while now. Take a look at this URL: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=may+2019&iar=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.calendarpedia.com%2Fim… (read more)

Hi there,

I've used DuckDuckGo for a while now. Take a look at this URL: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=may+2019&iar=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.calendarpedia.com%2Fimages%2Fmonths%2F2019%2Fmay-2019-calendar.png

On an image search result, such as this one for "may 2019", Firefox doesn't create an image on the desktop when you drag the result to the desktop. Chrome does, and firefox does on other sites that serve proxied images. For example, Startpage (which unfortunately doesn't do custom image search URLs). Click the "images" tab on the following URL: https://www.startpage.com/do/search?q=may+2019

Either way, thank you so much for looking at this minute problem, which can be dealt with by a simple right-click.

Asked by orangeyellow 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Dropbox opening multiple 'csp_log' windows in Firefox

Every time i click on a dropbox link that opens in Firefox for the last few days, the attached happens.... at least 10 windows. It doesn't happen if i use another browser… (read more)

Every time i click on a dropbox link that opens in Firefox for the last few days, the attached happens.... at least 10 windows. It doesn't happen if i use another browser

thanks in advance...

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Asked by hellosquires 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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why is a previously available website no longer available

I've been using the website duolingo for month and have always accessed it by a Firebox bookmark. For some odd reason, when trying to access it today, the web url appear… (read more)

I've been using the website duolingo for month and have always accessed it by a Firebox bookmark. For some odd reason, when trying to access it today, the web url appeared in the browser menu bar, yet the page did not open. I tried to access the site using Safari and the site opened. My browser of preference is Firefox. What should I do to resolve this mystery of inaccessibility? To the best of my knowledge I did not make any preference settings changes in Firefox and I even tried resetting Firefox which also did not work.

Asked by HalfABubble 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 year ago

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Can I edit the Tags on a Question?

For instance, on this question ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1252888 ), I have no idea how to edit the tags. I have been searching everywhere and can't f… (read more)

For instance, on this question ( https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1252888 ), I have no idea how to edit the tags. I have been searching everywhere and can't find how to edit them.

Asked by ylevental 1 year ago

Answered by ylevental 1 year ago

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There is a small margin between the close button and the upper right corner of the screen Vol.2

Hi everyone, A few months ago I had this question: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1217430 I had fixed this problem with the solution provided in the answer o… (read more)

Hi everyone,

A few months ago I had this question:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1217430

I had fixed this problem with the solution provided in the answer of that question back then. Unfortunately, after the firefox's 65 update has been installed, this fix with userChrome.css doesn't work anymore. Is there a way to fix this in firefox 65 for linux ?

Asked by hsp3kala 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Spell checker doesn't recognize "neurodiversity" as a real word

For instance, if you go here (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Ylevental/sandbox&action=edit) and click on the textbox, you will see that neurodiversit… (read more)

For instance, if you go here (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:Ylevental/sandbox&action=edit) and click on the textbox, you will see that neurodiversity isn't recognized as a word. It is defined by the Oxford dictionaries (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/neurodiversity)

Asked by ylevental 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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I want to sync two laptops without involving my smartphone.

I'm trying to sync Firefox on two laptops. Firefox insists that I install the Firefox app on my smartphone to complete the process (see screenshot). But my phone is old a… (read more)

I'm trying to sync Firefox on two laptops. Firefox insists that I install the Firefox app on my smartphone to complete the process (see screenshot). But my phone is old and can't run the iOS needed for the Firefox app. There must be a way just to sync the two computers, yes?

Asked by cdpatton 1 year ago

Answered by cdpatton 1 year ago

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Firefox is not playing most of my videos

I have been running Mozilla that comes default with Ubuntu 18.04 for the last one and a half months but not been able to play most videos and gifs. Youtube runs properly … (read more)

I have been running Mozilla that comes default with Ubuntu 18.04 for the last one and a half months but not been able to play most videos and gifs. Youtube runs properly but Amazon Prime does not. I tried restarting in the safe mode and still couldn't get it to work. I only added an ad-blocker add on and disabling this did not help too.

I browse reddit and one thing I noticed is that gfycat gifs play fine but rest of them just don't play. They just show a picture of the first frame, no error messages as such.

Asked by anuprao04 1 year ago

Answered by James 1 year ago

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How can i find the version of firefox without launching firefox ?

I am on macOS Sierra trying to find the firefox version via command line using command below /Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -version which prints out t… (read more)

I am on macOS Sierra trying to find the firefox version via command line using command below

/Applications/Firefox.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -version

which prints out the version of firefox but i could see the firefox kind of pops up from system tray for a brief time.

Not sure whether it launches firefox and kills when we run the above command. Is there a way we can find the version of firefox with out actually launching ?

Asked by ganeshsb 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Why do I get message "verifying firefox" when opening

Using Firefox on my Mac. When I open firefox I get a message "verifying firefox". This process takes a while and then I am asked to confirm that I wan't to open Firefox. … (read more)

Using Firefox on my Mac. When I open firefox I get a message "verifying firefox". This process takes a while and then I am asked to confirm that I wan't to open Firefox. Do I have to go through this rather laborious process each time or is there a solution? Many thanks

Asked by stevecush 1 year ago

Answered by stevecush 1 year ago