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Firefox Nightly Freezes on Opening - Windows 11

Firefox Nightly will freeze on opening in the first instance on Windows 11 about 75% of the time. I have to open a new instance for it to load. Old instance stays frozen… (read more)

Firefox Nightly will freeze on opening in the first instance on Windows 11 about 75% of the time.

I have to open a new instance for it to load. Old instance stays frozen and eventually throws up an error

Asked by Ben Taylor 48 minutes ago

My tabs disappeared. Any way to get them back?

ALL of my Firefox tabs have disappeared. Is there any way to retrieve them? Not sure how and when I lost my tabs. I had closed all my programs and shut down my computer, … (read more)

ALL of my Firefox tabs have disappeared. Is there any way to retrieve them?

Not sure how and when I lost my tabs. I had closed all my programs and shut down my computer, and when I turned it back on and clicked on Firefox, there were no tabs at all.

I forgot that I'm not supposed to shut down Firefox when that happens, but I panicked. When I restarted, still no tabs, of course.

My bookmarks are also gone.

I can see some of my recent history, but that's really no help.

This is a disaster. If I'm really out of luck, is there an add-on I can install that will save my tabs and bookmarks, in case this happens again?

TIA for any suggestions.

Asked by marlenesmail 4 hours ago

Mouse-over text hidden by large Windows mouse pointer

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the… (read more)

Can I move the hovertext out from under my large Windows mouse pointer so I can read the hidden first word of the text? Moving it up above the point instead of below the point would be great. Is there an about: that will do that?

Asked by bfrg1513 6 hours ago

Search function (ctrl+F) goes to wrong location when viewing pdf

If I'm viewing a pdf in firefox, and I search for a word using ctrl+F, the viewer should jump to the location of the word. But recently for me the viewer is showing the w… (read more)

If I'm viewing a pdf in firefox, and I search for a word using ctrl+F, the viewer should jump to the location of the word. But recently for me the viewer is showing the wrong spot in the document. This happens for all pdfs.

For example, if a pdf has the word "fox" on page 4, when I use ctrl+F to search for "fox", firefox will jump to page 3 of the document, not page 4. I have to scroll around searching for the word.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

Asked by lausanne1787 8 hours ago

Wired search results for same phrase

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot 2 https://www.google.com/search?clie… (read more)

Hello, i have wired problem on 1 of my pc with Firefox search results

  1. 1 https://www.google.com/search?client=ms-google&q=sopot
  1. 2 https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox&q=sopot

I incude pic of those search.

Only difference is : client=ms-google&q vs client=firefox&q

but this only affect this 1 pc , on other one search results is same ( pic#2)

Can some 1 explain me what is going here ? i prefer #2 option but atm what i will get #1 or #2 is totaly random and i dont know why it is happed.


Ty for any help

Asked by knatora 9 hours ago

Suddenly cannot open local .py files (Python source files) as plain text

Hello. Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what … (read more)

Hello.

Up until recently, I could click a link to a locally stored Python source file (.py extension) and it would display as a plain text file in Firefox. This is what I want; e.g., it is a way that I view my notes, refer to examples, and so on.

Starting a few days ago, when I click such a link, I now get a pop-up window with the two options "Open with" or "Save file." I have tried a number of things to get back to the old behavior, including deleting the handlers.json file in my Profile folder, running a full Refresh, and creating a new profile. None of these got me back to the old behavior: displaying the .py file as plain text.

If I set the "Open with" option in that pop-up window to Firefox, I just keep getting the pop-up over and over again, while a new tab is created each time.

Note: if I look at a .py file on GitHub, there is no problem: again, the file just displays.

I suspected this behavior is connected with my having installed the latest version of Python (3.9.6) a few days ago, and I just confirmed this by updating Python on another machine. That is, on the other machine, the .py file would display as plain text until just now, after I update Python there.

So, I believe the Python installation is the cause of the problem, but, nonetheless, it seems to me that I should be able to set (or unset?) something within Firefox to make .py files open as plain text, as they used to.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance.

Asked by bjkeefe 9 hours ago

Printing is Stuck on "preparing Preview" when i try to print anything from Firefox

Whenever I try to print anything in Firefox, I get a box that pops up with a spinner and the message "Preparing Preview". This goes on forever, and never goes away. I've … (read more)

Whenever I try to print anything in Firefox, I get a box that pops up with a spinner and the message "Preparing Preview". This goes on forever, and never goes away. I've tried the suggestion found here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/fix-printing-problems-firefox, and that did not help.

I can print if I go in to about:config and set "print.tab_modal.enabled" to "false". But, this doesn't allow me to preview what I am printing first.

I'm on version 90.0.2 (64-bit) of Firefox.

Any help is appreciated.

Asked by rusty.painter 10 hours ago

Firefox 90.0.2 is macro blocking on windows 7

When I bring up the Firefox browser the page has macro blocking as best as I can describe it on the home page, and also when I bring up website pages. Portions of the pa… (read more)

When I bring up the Firefox browser the page has macro blocking as best as I can describe it on the home page, and also when I bring up website pages. Portions of the page block out periodically during all sessions, the update didn't fix anything with my experience. I've turned off hardware acceleration, turned off all extensions as was prescribed and the problem persists and I don't know what else I can do. I have stopped using Firefox as my default browser for the reasons stated and I haven't found any solutions on the forums.

Asked by Vint Daube 11 hours ago

How to remove the Bookmark star from the URL address bar?

Hello, I need your help with removing a duplicate bookmark star from the URL bar, please. The thing is I already have moved it to the top left corner just as I prefer. H… (read more)

Hello, I need your help with removing a duplicate bookmark star from the URL bar, please. The thing is I already have moved it to the top left corner just as I prefer. However, the star in the URL field is impossible to kill. I have tried to use the customization menu but it does not allow me to drag off this annoying URL star. And, even if I right-click it in hope to find something like "remove/hide the Bookmark star" this star does not react to right-clicks. Also, after some research I have not found the way to do it via about:config :-( _

  Can you help me remove the star in the URL bar? The star in the top left corner though should stay because this is where I need it, but the star in the URL bar should go away.

PS this problem appeared after the "wonderful' June GUI redesign. Before that I was able to remove the star easily from the address bar. I am attaching a screenshot below:

Asked by inyazserg 14 hours ago

Thumbnails/icons for Firefox dropdown menus

Hello, my hero! I need your help. Look at the screenshot and you will understand faster. Is it possible to return the icons to Firefox dropdown menus after Firefox remove… (read more)

Hello, my hero! I need your help. Look at the screenshot and you will understand faster. Is it possible to return the icons to Firefox dropdown menus after Firefox removed this functionality in June updates? For example, if you open "Application menu" you cannot work fast because you have to read all those menus. It makes my work too slow! I have got used to visual pictograms, but now they are gone, not-thanks to you Firefox devs!!! New tab, New window, New private window, Bookmars, History, Downloads, Passwords, all of these are just words, just text! It used to be so convenient just to quickly click the icon, and now i have to read all the wordsto hopefully find the required function. Can you make icons for those menus, please? Or at least, is there any extension for this? p.s. Come on Firefox, you have only made the design worse because it slows down people's ability to find the required things. How can this text be better than icons??? Do I have to count them or should I have a reaction of an insect? p.s.s. Firefox 90.0.2.

Asked by inyazserg 14 hours ago

Unable to retreive the history

I synced my data after signing in the firefox account. Now I am signed in different system and logged in to firefox. But it is not syncing the previously synced data on n… (read more)

I synced my data after signing in the firefox account. Now I am signed in different system and logged in to firefox. But it is not syncing the previously synced data on new system.

Asked by Vipul Sharma 15 hours ago

the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed.

Hello dear Nerds With the last update the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed. Too wide! I have to scroll down endlessly to find things. Before they were neatly na… (read more)

Hello dear Nerds

With the last update the Bookmarks have a wide distance when listed. Too wide! I have to scroll down endlessly to find things. Before they were neatly narrow and you could see twice as much. Kindly repair this next time please. Or can I do this? Best Ursula Zürich

Asked by Ulla 15 hours ago