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Tabs not being restored when restarting Firefox

I have tried searching all self help topics. I have tried all available settings options. I have upgraded to the latest version 104.0.2. However, nothing seems to fix my … (read more)

I have tried searching all self help topics. I have tried all available settings options. I have upgraded to the latest version 104.0.2. However, nothing seems to fix my problem which is that Firefox will not restore my previously open tabs when I reopen it. This problem started a few weeks ago. I have selected [Open previous windows and tabs] I have selected [Firefox will remember History]

Can you please help

Thanks Fred

Asked by mjbmail32-reg 1 year ago

Answered by mjbmail32-reg 1 year ago

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Sync doesn't work between Windows, Linux, and Android

I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome. I imported all the bookmarks and passwords from Chrome into Firefox on Windows. Next, I installed it on Linux and later on An… (read more)

I recently switched to Firefox from Chrome. I imported all the bookmarks and passwords from Chrome into Firefox on Windows.

Next, I installed it on Linux and later on Android. The sync is not working properly that is what I noticed. Basically I have all the data on my Windows PC Firefox. It is not syncing between other devices, that will be my notebook running Linux and my Android Phone.

I read other similar question son the forum and did a Google search as well. I already did re-install a few times to no avail.

Here is the log from "about:sync-log" : https://paste.ee/p/5e57H

How do I fix this?

Asked by sul007 1 year ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 1 year ago

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Broken font-families

Hi everyone, lately I started experiencing a font-family-related issue. On certain websites the font-families/styles look broken. I tried troubleshooting the issue by my… (read more)

Hi everyone,

lately I started experiencing a font-family-related issue. On certain websites the font-families/styles look broken. I tried troubleshooting the issue by myself without any luck. What I did so far was reset my Windows fonts to default, reinstall Firefox and look what font-families are loaded through the Inspect tool. If I opened the same web page in Chrome the font looks OK. Two websites the issue is most visible at - support.fiverr.com and gmail.com when someone replies to my e-mail.

Please find below a screenshot of what I mean

Asked by koko 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Need to change time zone

When I schedule a post on my Wix blog site, it indicates I'm in the New York time zone. My time zone is Perth, Western Australia and my MAC computer is set up for this. H… (read more)

When I schedule a post on my Wix blog site, it indicates I'm in the New York time zone. My time zone is Perth, Western Australia and my MAC computer is set up for this. How can I change the Firefox browser time zone setting to Perth, Western Australia too?

Asked by marlane5 1 year ago

Last reply by wh 1 year ago

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Disable the Reader View vertical toolbar, that floats on the left side of the screen

Hello! I'm using Firefox MSIX on a laptop with an OLED screen. To avoid burn-in, static elements on the screen are discouraged. Unfortunately, when the Reader View is … (read more)

Hello!

I'm using Firefox MSIX on a laptop with an OLED screen. To avoid burn-in, static elements on the screen are discouraged.

Unfortunately, when the Reader View is enabled on Firefox, a vertical toolbar appears and is constantly on the same spot on the screen.

I would like to have this toolbar disabled or have it to hide/show depending on mouse prompt. Is there a built-in setting I could change to make this happen?

Would this solution here be my only option and would it work on Firefox MSIX? Finding the firefox profile on the Microsoft Store app is tricky.

Thank you.

Asked by fawlan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Manage pop up blocker exceptions.

I need to exempt a site from the pop up blocker process. When I go to Privacy & Settings/Manage Exceptions, there is no text box or other way for me to enter the sit… (read more)

I need to exempt a site from the pop up blocker process. When I go to Privacy & Settings/Manage Exceptions, there is no text box or other way for me to enter the site. Am I doing something wrong or do I need to change some other setting to allow exceptions?

Asked by dkhinrich 1 year ago

Last reply by sharishowalter 1 year ago

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I want to disable Ctrl+H keyboard shortcut (toggles History sidebar)

On my Firefox (in Linux, at least), doing Ctrl+H toggles the History sidebar (opening it on the left side, or, hiding the sidebar completely). How can I disable this? F… (read more)

On my Firefox (in Linux, at least), doing Ctrl+H toggles the History sidebar (opening it on the left side, or, hiding the sidebar completely).

How can I disable this?

Firefox 104.0.2 Linux Mint 20.3

Asked by Mozilla cheese 1 year ago

Last reply by smartsage77 1 year ago

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email

How does firefox know my old email? Upon entering an old email to sign in, firefox prompts for me to enter the "primary" email for the account. How do I delete this old e… (read more)

How does firefox know my old email? Upon entering an old email to sign in, firefox prompts for me to enter the "primary" email for the account. How do I delete this old email? My account clearly shows no other "secondary" email provided. Will I have to delete my account?

Asked by snowbellysurfer 1 year ago

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PWA Apps

Currently I use Firefox and Brave Browser, I want to use only Firefox, but the lack of an option to create shortcuts like in Brave is what prevents me from doing that, th… (read more)

Currently I use Firefox and Brave Browser, I want to use only Firefox, but the lack of an option to create shortcuts like in Brave is what prevents me from doing that, these shortcuts are extremely useful and practical, but in Firefox the only way to do this is through links that will open in the browser, which is practically useless because I can create shortcut links within the browser itself. I also performed a procedure in the browser's advanced settings so that I could have this option, but it doesn't work either. So I was wondering if there is any other way to do this.

Asked by Walison 1 year ago

Last reply by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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XUL Runner Pop Up Information Message

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!". I… (read more)

After the second to the last update to Firefox I started experiencing an information pop up message "Could not determine any profile running in backgroundtask mode!".

Is there a fix for this?

Thank you.

Asked by vwilyard 1 year ago

Last reply by vwilyard 1 year ago

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Disable "Update Available" popup

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I ask how we can disable the "Update available" popup in the top right-hand corner that appears every time we open the browser. I have… (read more)

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone when I ask how we can disable the "Update available" popup in the top right-hand corner that appears every time we open the browser.

I have auto-updates turned off because I would like to choose myself when to update the browser and really hate being nagged by the update popup to do so!!!

To be clear, I don't want to turn off updates entirely with the "policies.json" file that I've seen with other questions; I just want to disable the update popup and still be able to update periodically AT MY OWN DISCRETION.

I really don't know why it's so hard for FF developers to give us that popup disabling option. I have always suggested using FF to people I know for over 10 years, but will no longer do so and will be looking for an alternate browser if this continues.

FF is becoming more like Microsoft by trying to dictate what's best for us at the expense of user experience.

Asked by JaymzRG 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Fixed Window Size

Is there a way to make Firefox open with a fixed size? It currently opens with the last size. I frequently resize a window for a specific site, but don't need subsequent … (read more)

Is there a way to make Firefox open with a fixed size? It currently opens with the last size. I frequently resize a window for a specific site, but don't need subsequent windows to open to that size.

Asked by krj 1 year ago

Last reply by krj 1 year ago

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Font Size of main content on all sites renders at 13px after waking from sleep

All of a sudden, after waking my computer from sleep, I found that many websites in Firefox are displaying the main text content at 13px, ignoring font sizes specified in… (read more)

All of a sudden, after waking my computer from sleep, I found that many websites in Firefox are displaying the main text content at 13px, ignoring font sizes specified in CSS etc. I first discovered this on my organization's website, I thought it was a browser cache issue, but it has persisted. The text content on our front page is all the correct size, but everything on the website that is "main content" text that is not in a heading tag, like blog post or regular page content, is rendered at 13px. Other sites like Wikipedia load this way as well. In private mode, the issue disappears. In Chrome, the issue does not occur.

I have cleared all cookies, browser cache, site data, history, and the problem persists. I have checked the default font settings in Firefox, the checkbox saying websites should override the font settings is already checked. Zoom is set to 100%. I updated to the latest version in the course of restarting, and it didn't fix the issue either.

In the attached screenshot, the examples on the left are in regular Firefox windows. On the top right, a page on our site is displayed correctly in Firefox private mode. In the bottom right, Wikipedia is displayed correctly in Google Chrome.

Asked by zbCanAdv 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Printers not being seen in Firefox 104.0.2

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf … (read more)

Since the upgrade to Firefox 104.0.2, the only option when printing is to select "Save to PDF". All other apps can printer to any of my printers. I have to save as a pdf then print the document using the PDF viewer. I have HP4100 & HP9025 printers on my network, that all other apps can see and print to. I've refreshed Firefox & re-installed Firefox but the problem still persists. The System's printer dialog shows that both printers are available and changing default, or reinstalling the printers makes no difference. OS is Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS.

Screenshots show the printer window in Firefox, and the Printer Settings from the OS Settings window.

Asked by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

Last reply by steve.marvelley 1 year ago

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metamask

I previously had a MetaMask extension on FireFox and it would open as usual. Several days ago, I opened Firefox and the MetaMask icon in the upper bar wasn't there. I t… (read more)

I previously had a MetaMask extension on FireFox and it would open as usual. Several days ago, I opened Firefox and the MetaMask icon in the upper bar wasn't there. I tried to download it on the browser several times and eventually got the download and entered the seed phrase and, with some outside help, established the extension again and recovered my tokens. So all was good. But today I opened my FireFox and the MetaMask was missing again. Can you please help me find out why it is missing and how to keep that from happening again. Thank you

Asked by geneholl93 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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What are there different profiles? Why is "default" not the default?

Today I stumbled on an issue that seems to have affected a number of users who care about profiles. The issue is articulated well here. It appears that a clean installati… (read more)

Today I stumbled on an issue that seems to have affected a number of users who care about profiles. The issue is articulated well here. It appears that a clean installation of Firefox results in the creation of two profiles, one called "default-release" and another "default" where "default-release" is the default. Ugh.

Can any user safely delete the "default" profile and rename the "default-release" profile to "default" to restore a simple, uncomplicated configuration? Why wouldn't Firefox do this by default?

I understand from question 1264072 that Firefox did this intentionally to support multiple installs and release channels, but why shouldn't the "default" profile be used by default? Surely a user who is not performing multiple installs or dealing with multiple release channels shouldn't have their profile names polluted by unaffected concerns.

Asked by Jason R. Coombs 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Turn Search Tabs Off

Once again Firefox adds a feature I don't want and can't disable. I want not to have a tab bar. They take up too much screen and get in the way. So I fond code that elim… (read more)

Once again Firefox adds a feature I don't want and can't disable. I want not to have a tab bar. They take up too much screen and get in the way. So I fond code that eliminates the tab bar unless there is more than one tab. Then the latest release addes the 'search tab' down arrow I neither want nor ever asked for and I can't get rid of it.

Why do you insist on doing this Mozilla? How do I turn this useless feature off?

Asked by David H 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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104.0.2 update has shrunk text size on all websites and is causing webpages to display improperly

Instantly upon installing the latest update I've witnessed glaring issues across the board with Firefox that are severely impacting my ability to browse websites. The t… (read more)

Instantly upon installing the latest update I've witnessed glaring issues across the board with Firefox that are severely impacting my ability to browse websites.

The two major issues are as listed in the title, all text is about 10-20% smaller, the ui elements displayed within web pages are also shrunk to this same degree (zooming in the page just makes everything appear distorted and thus is not an acceptable fix), and many parts of text or coding are broken on pages that cause them to display the wrong colors which make many sites all but impossible to read.

I do not utilize any of the windows settings for zooming or making text larger, I've already attempted to clear cache and cookies, and thus far I can't find any way to resolve the issue. To be clear, this is a firefox issue because other browsers such as chrome still display everything perfectly.

Asked by SchwhatNow 1 year ago

Answered by SchwhatNow 1 year ago