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HELP with EXPORTING TOP SITES!

Hello, Help anyone with EXPORTING PINNED TOP SITES? I would like to be able to export my "Top site pinned tiles" to other computers. This Q was asked before but the "Cho… (read more)

Hello, Help anyone with EXPORTING PINNED TOP SITES? I would like to be able to export my "Top site pinned tiles" to other computers. This Q was asked before but the "Chosen Solution" was written in "computerese" Quote:..... "Top Sites are normally created from the history (recent visits with highest frecency) and that would require places.sqlite (bookmarks and history). Top Sites you pinned are stored as a pref in prefs.js and can easily be moved by copying the corresponding line to prefs.js in the other computer. It is best not to copy the full prefs.js, but only copy lines of prefs that you want to keep. The browser.newtabpage.pinned pref stores websites that you have pinned to a tile."

Is there anyone who could give a layman's step-by-step as to how to actually do this??? I searched in Firefox in programs(for prefs.js etc.) .....no luck I searched "browser.newtabpage.pinned pref" in about:config . Something appeard with options like Boolean. I tried to click on it "to open it up" but something changed and it now only offers to toggle true or false. Please help? I'm worried I may have now messed something up. I don't know why this isn't as straightforward as exporting the Bookmarks. Many Thanks

Asked by wilts43 1 month ago

Last reply by CraigS26 4 weeks ago

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about:preferences#home : New Tabs

"Homepage and new windows" setting allows "Custom URLs" as an option. "New tabs" setting allows only "Firefox home page (default)" or "Blank page" Why is there no longer … (read more)

"Homepage and new windows" setting allows "Custom URLs" as an option. "New tabs" setting allows only "Firefox home page (default)" or "Blank page"

Why is there no longer an option in "New tabs" for a "Custom URL" ??

Is this just another of those program designers' decisions of a less-is-more "improvement" . . . ? Well, it's not.

How can I return to having my Homepage URL also designated for new tabs?

Thank you.

Asked by Hikermann 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 4 weeks ago

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Profil auf anderm Rechner installieren - Fehlermeldung alte Version

I'm trying to move my profile from an "old" laptop to a "new" laptop. I've copied the profile and put the files under a new profile which I generated with the profile man… (read more)

I'm trying to move my profile from an "old" laptop to a "new" laptop. I've copied the profile and put the files under a new profile which I generated with the profile manager on the "new" laptop. When I try to start firefox on the "new" laptop I get the Error Message "... your using old version ... this might corrupt your current data ... please create new profile" When I create a new profile (see above) I'm in a circle (catch 22 ;-))) When I click "close" no firefox opens.

"old" laptop runs Version 94.0.1 "new" laptop runs Version 93.0

Please send copy of answer to my email account

Asked by Dr. G 1 month ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 weeks ago

bookmarks override or delete history

How do I stop this from happening. I don't want the system to delete my history. Even if I keep it very small, eventually, the bookmark list will show up in history and m… (read more)

How do I stop this from happening.

I don't want the system to delete my history. Even if I keep it very small, eventually, the bookmark list will show up in history and my history will disappear.

How do I stop the bookmarks from doing this. I manage my history I don't want it deleted at all unless I choose to do it.

Adding pages to it in the about:config DOES NOT help.

How do I stop bookmarks from eating up my history list.

Is there a way to set just "history" back to default without messing up anything else?

Please help.

Asked by Lyghtkeepr 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

verification received expires before i receive it.

When wanting to add an system to sync my settings, the send verification code received is delayed in transit and expired before i get it. That is due to greylisting on t… (read more)

When wanting to add an system to sync my settings, the send verification code received is delayed in transit and expired before i get it. That is due to greylisting on the emailserver.

received email properties : X-Greylist: delayed 1196 seconds by postgrey


Trying to add an 2nd email (corporate) email address to circumvent this problem... I have to use enter another verification code that expires in 5 minutes. and you guessed it, that is send to the first emailaddress.

aha...

how to cirumvent this verification code expiration ?

Asked by bartv2 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Magnification rendering issue on certain specific websites, mainly MLB’s

Does anyone know why there is an apparent magnification issue on certain websites? I apologize for not remembering what previous version the issue had commenced. The MLB … (read more)

Does anyone know why there is an apparent magnification issue on certain websites?

I apologize for not remembering what previous version the issue had commenced.

The MLB website, and occasionally, CNN’s, renders excessive magnification. The issue is very frequent on the MLB website. Disabled uBlock Origin on those websites and did not resolve it. Yes, my magnification is set at 100%. It should be of no surprise that the issue has NEVER once transpired in Chrome. The view from Chrome is how the website should be displaying.

I am going to provide two screenshots. One from Firefox and the other from Chrome. These views pertain to a Windows 7 platform via a desktop computer. I only have 8GB of RAM. I use a GTX 960 Vid card. Not the worst model in the world.

What else have I noticed about the MLB website that does not pertain to Firefox? It is a major CPU sucker when videos are playing from it. The CPU usage shoots up to Palookaville. It would seem to me that there are two issues materializing. Changed the CPU with an identical spare. No change.

One or two possibilities may be occurring:

1. There may be an issue in Firefox pertaining to the magnification issue and how it renders specific websites

2. The MLB website requires super-powered hardware to use it. A 3.0 GHz processor should be sufficient. Apparently not for the MLB site.

I reiterate that the magnification rendering issue has never occurred in Chrome.

Asked by lee.turkstra 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

[Solved] Installing Bing Wallpaper Causes Vanishment of Icons of Default Search Engine

As the subject describes, installing Bing Wallpaper causes the vanishment of icons of the six default search engines in my region (China Mainland), i.e. Baidu, Wikipedia … (read more)

As the subject describes, installing Bing Wallpaper causes the vanishment of icons of the six default search engines in my region (China Mainland), i.e. Baidu, Wikipedia (actually the icon of Wikipedia is still there), Bing, Google, Amazon and DuckDuckGo, but these search engines themselves are still usable though. It is probably caused because I chose the choice that setting Bing as my default search engine of all browsers and the application (Bing Wallpaper) reset all those engines. I have tried removing these engines from my settings list then adding them back, but the icons are still invisible. I have not tried to uninstall and reinstall my Firefox.

My Firefox version: 94.0.2 My OS version: Windows 7 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1

Asked by whc1109 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

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Firefox crashing when rendering maps

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar … (read more)

For the past two weeks, I've noticed that embedded maps make my browser immediately crash. I initially thought it was a Firefox problem, but I have been having a similar issue with Safari. This does NOT happen on my iPhone using the same two browsers. This also does not seem to effect Google Maps or embedded Google Maps, but embedded maps from other services. Anyway, I'm posting here because Firefox conveniently provides crash data, I'm not sure what else the cause could be and I'm hoping someone can help.

Two websites this has been consistently happening with are The Empire State Trail bike path (https://empiretrail.ny.gov/) and a NYC vaccine finder website (https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/). Firefox immediately crashes, though with the EST website it seems to be tied to the pathway of the trail being drawn (crashing after I've zoomed in a few times and the path has to regenerate). Safari doesn't totally crash, but forces a site reload and after it fails a second time says it can't display the site.

Any ideas what the issue could be? I'm on the latest version of Catalina (10.15.7), Firefox and Safari and seem to have all security updates for all.

Here's a link to the latest crash data: https://crash-stats.mozilla.org/report/index/1389c870-51cf-4790-b0a0-fd01f0211202

Asked by conrad 1 month ago

Answered by conrad 1 month ago

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How Do I Access Old Passwords After Resetting Account Password

My old computer had issues and I could't fix it, so I got a new laptop after some time. When tried to login to Firefox, I couldn't remember my account password. So I used… (read more)

My old computer had issues and I could't fix it, so I got a new laptop after some time. When tried to login to Firefox, I couldn't remember my account password. So I used the password reset option to reset password.

Now I don't have access to my old saved passwords which I saved in my old computer.

I have the hard disk of the old/ damaged computer, so I'm looking for a way to copy/ restore my logins/ passwords saved from the old computer hard disk to my new laptop.

Both computers are Windows 10. Any help?

Asked by Azubiky 1 month ago

Answered by Azubiky 1 month ago

Locations of my connected service

Hi, Each time i start firefox on my laptop and syncing firefox, it shows a different location than my actual place that i am logging in(different country) . I was at the … (read more)

Hi,

Each time i start firefox on my laptop and syncing firefox, it shows a different location than my actual place that i am logging in(different country) . I was at the location roughly ten months ago.

Asked by prometeh 1 month ago

Last reply by prometeh 1 month ago

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Appearance background color issues in Windows 7, since v96.0

I have yet another issue to present that I am 100% certain that the developers bear 100% responsibility as a result of releases 96.0 and 96.01. There is a 0% margin for … (read more)

I have yet another issue to present that I am 100% certain that the developers bear 100% responsibility as a result of releases 96.0 and 96.01. There is a 0% margin for error on this assessment.

I am not presenting this issue because I require personal assistance. I haven’t done a damn thing wrong. I am presenting this issue, so that it would potentially get noticed by or forwarded to one of the developers, or by a user that happens to relay this issue to them.

I am using Windows 7. Therefore, I am uncertain if the issue extends to Windows 10 and 11. The issue does not affect the browser’s functionality.

In my Windows appearance settings, I have always chosen to have a pale yellow color for the background. It relieves the harshness of the white colored background when I am typing in Word for extended hours. I have had this setting for years and never altered it.

Since 96.0, they finally fixed the Bookmarks lag issue, which was pertinent to Windows 7 users. The Bookmarks issue began as of 92.0. I raised that issue as well, and called out the developers as being solely responsible for that. Unfortunately, whatever the developers did in the 96.0 and 96.01 updates, my pale yellow background setting is now appearing on specific websites that must have a clear background in some parts. In other words, those backgrounds used to appear as white on these specific websites. Here are two examples of commonly-used websites that now are displaying my background color setting instead of white. The NCAA football website and the BBC website.

https://www.ncaa.com/sports/football/fbs

https://www.bbc.com/news

As stated in my Bookmarks complaint, there is a blatant absence of any methodical thought process by its development team. They release far too many updates in any given year. Between the 96.0 and 96.0.1 was less than 24 hours. That’s how you know that these people are clueless what they are doing. Then you have this newly introduced issue as a result of fixing others as of 96.0. It’s a very sad state of affairs over at Mozilla. It appears to be a hopeless situation.

If I wanted my background appearance setting to appear on all websites, all I would have to do is set the “Override the colors specified by the page with your selections above” to “ALWAYS”. I have double checked the color settings in Firefox and confirm that my settings have not altered from default. The override… setting is set to “Only with high contrast themes” and the background color is set to white.

The issue that I just presented is 100% on the developers. Don’t even bother trying to challenge it. I was spot-on with the Bookmarks assessment on blame as well. I only provide accurate assessments on blame.

Here’s some advice for the Mozilla developers. Why not fix this issue and kindly spare us with any further updates for the remainder of the year. You people are doing a pathetic job.

This may be a Windows 7 issue only.

Asked by lee.turkstra 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

problem with old firefox account with an email that no longer exist

Hi First of all sorry if my English is not correct. I have a problem trying to login to an old firefox account, though I remember the password I cannot change or add a ne… (read more)

Hi

First of all sorry if my English is not correct. I have a problem trying to login to an old firefox account, though I remember the password I cannot change or add a new email because the primary email from the old account is from a email service that no longer exist (openmailbox.org), so I cannot receive the security code. Although I have a new firefox account with other mail that I use regularly, I need to access to my old account to recover an old login. Is there something that can be done or I lost my old data forever?

Asked by vicenteyanez 1 month ago

Cannot Load or Install new User Profile

Howdy, fellow Firefox aficionados. I'm running FF on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit desktop. Some time ago, I suddenly could no longer open Firefox because it couldn't find my… (read more)

Howdy, fellow Firefox aficionados.

I'm running FF on a Windows 10 Home 64-bit desktop. Some time ago, I suddenly could no longer open Firefox because it couldn't find my Profile. So, I attempted to create a new one, but it would not allow me to do so.

"Changes Not Saved"

   "An unexpected Error has prevented your changes from being saved."

[See uploaded Image]

More than likely, either I, or one of my system maintenance programs wiped some data or folder. I have deleted Firefox and reinstalled it with the latest version, but this dilemma persists.

Thanks for reading my post and if you reply, a big Thanks!

Asked by Bud 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Netflix Error Code F7121-3078

Error code on Netflix preventing me from watching videos despite having latest update to Firefox, 94.0.2 (64 bit) and latest update to Widevine, version 4.10.2209.1 which… (read more)

Error code on Netflix preventing me from watching videos despite having latest update to Firefox, 94.0.2 (64 bit) and latest update to Widevine, version 4.10.2209.1 which says it was last updated on December 3, 2021. Netflix error code is F7121-3078 and says 'looks like your browser is no longer supported. Please install the latest version or try another browser'. Please help.

Asked by kyleingy 1 month ago

Last reply by Kiki 1 month ago

startup crash firefox 94.0 on ubuntu 20.04

Firefox 94.0 crashes on startup, see for ex bp-3c45baeb-9cc8-4b9b-aedc-0a5030211105. It starts with -safe-mode but not if I disable all extensions. Ubuntu 20.04 on 10 yea… (read more)

Firefox 94.0 crashes on startup, see for ex bp-3c45baeb-9cc8-4b9b-aedc-0a5030211105. It starts with -safe-mode but not if I disable all extensions. Ubuntu 20.04 on 10 year old Dell T3400.

Asked by nw010101 2 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

'Use autoscrolling' and 'Enable DRM' settings keep being unset

Lately, Firefox unchecks the 'use autoscrolling' and 'play DRM-controlled content' options sometimes (but not every time) when it starts. Other settings don't seem to be … (read more)

Lately, Firefox unchecks the 'use autoscrolling' and 'play DRM-controlled content' options sometimes (but not every time) when it starts. Other settings don't seem to be affected. It does seem to unset both at once, never one or the other at a time.

I have begun using Firefox routinely on two computers, both signed into the same sync profile. My best guess is that maybe one profile is overwriting the other? Both of these options are set on the second system, but maybe there's something going wrong with the sync?

Thanks, Patrick

Asked by patrickking 1 month ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 month ago

Puzzling interaction

Here is a question about Firefox and Windows. I need to be able to dictate because my typing is very poor because of Parkinson's disease. If I try to dictate into Roam Re… (read more)

Here is a question about Firefox and Windows. I need to be able to dictate because my typing is very poor because of Parkinson's disease. If I try to dictate into Roam Research using Firefox in combination with Dragon NaturallySpeaking, Firefox behaves oddly. If I dictated a line and hit return sometimes the line disappears, or sometimes the return makes it move down and then the crusir is positioned above the line just dictated, or sometimes, if the dictatiion exceeds the line lenght, the dictation is captured but you can't see it, although you can copy and paste it.Is there some problem with interaction of Dragon NaturallySpeaking and Firefox or of either of them with the RR notetaking app? This does not happen with Chrome. I prefer to be able to work in Firefox but it does not look possible . Is there anything you can do? Or advise me to do? I have installed the Dragon NaturallySpeaking professional plug-in extension for Firefox; might that be part of the problem? I can use Dragon dictation box and then copy and paste into Firefox, but that is not necessary in chrome. David Kolb

Asked by dkolb1 2 months ago

Last reply by Bithiah 1 month ago