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language preference does not work

My preference for language is Dutch, and for years I had Firefox in Dutch. Now suddenly the tabs and the menus all changed to English. My preferences are still well set, … (read more)

My preference for language is Dutch, and for years I had Firefox in Dutch. Now suddenly the tabs and the menus all changed to English. My preferences are still well set, but Firefox does not react on there settings. What is wrong and how can I solve this ? Thanks for any help Ferdinand Firefox 92.01 . Win 10 H21-01

Asked by fam van dieten 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox Homepage Tab

[Win 10] A few days ago something happened with Firefox. A message appeared saying "sorry - error". Anyway, I had to rebuild the whole thing. But, the little house symbol… (read more)

[Win 10] A few days ago something happened with Firefox. A message appeared saying "sorry - error". Anyway, I had to rebuild the whole thing. But, the little house symbol for the Homepage Tab is missing. It isn't even available where the choices for Menu Bar appear. I did not cause this problem. My older pc, also Win 10 is perfectly O.K. Any "Help" just brings me back to the older information from 2011.

Asked by norm_amron 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Migrating session from SeaMonkey to Firefox

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 … (read more)

I've been using SeaMonkey for quite a while now, but I am slowly coming to terms with it being a memory hog, that has some apparent memory leak in it. Despite having 64 GiB of RAM in my desktop, running it for a few days - though with many tabs - can still cause it to crash, sometimes the entire OS.

So I want to migrate the session from SeaMonkey to Firefox, i.e. preserve my tabs. Copying keys3.db and logins.sqlite ensures my passwords are copied over. But copying places.sqlite or sessionstore.json from my SeaMonkey profile to Firefox does not work.

Inspect places.sqlite both generated by Firefox and SeaMonkey, I notice that they do not have the same schema for moz_places, so I wonder if that is upsetting Firefox, and scraps the entire file. I notice that Firefox - while not using sessionstore.json any more - is using another file called sessionstore.jsonlz4, I wonder if I could convert my SeaMonkey sessionstore.json to a sessionstore.jsonlz4 file, that Firefox might be able to load it. However, finding guides on how to generate a jsonlz4 is hard, since most - if not all - are about decoding them.

So I am a bit stumped. How do I migrate my SeaMonkey session to Firefox? I can live with losing my history, and I don't use bookmarks. We are talking about well over 100 tabs, and I'd hate having to enter them manually.

I am using Firefox 92 and SeaMonkey 2.53.8.1 on Fedora 33.

Asked by svip7782 1 year ago

Answered by svip7782 1 year ago

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Line spacing in FireFox menus

To the Mozilla team: Please give us back control over the line spacing in the drop down menus. When you have lots of items it is very annoying to have to scroll down seve… (read more)

To the Mozilla team: Please give us back control over the line spacing in the drop down menus. When you have lots of items it is very annoying to have to scroll down several pages. The temporary fix with "browser.proton.contextmenus.enabled" was working very nicely. Why not leave it? Thanks.

Asked by Lou125 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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Facebook kills my Google searches

Clicking a Facebook or Instagram link in a Google search opens a new tab and kills the Google tab. Why? I have to restore the closed tab (and its history) from History &g… (read more)

Clicking a Facebook or Instagram link in a Google search opens a new tab and kills the Google tab. Why? I have to restore the closed tab (and its history) from History > Recently Closed Tabs. This has not yet happened with any non-Facebook-affiliated tabs.

I know that Facebook is evil, but damn.

Firefox 92.0, 64-bit (This has happened in the last five or so versions.) Windows 10 Home, V. 20H2, OS Build 19042.1237, Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3530.0

Thank you.

Asked by AlphaCat 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Huge Firefox issue. I am significantly scared.

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link … (read more)

Yesterday I went to my history to locate a prior site I had visited. There was only 1 site in history, which of course surprised me, and it was to CapitalOne.com/link accounts. This is my credit card company. I removed Firefox from my Macbook and then re-downloaded Firefox and installed. Nothing has changed. My settings are correct, meaning that I should be able to have sites visited in history, yet only the one site populates, and I've been to a lot of sites today....the credit card/link accounts site is the only site that is in history. You can imagine how nervous I am right now about doing anything on line. I sure hope that someone will help out here.

Asked by chefjeff 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Manage Exceptions button for cookies exceptions is not working

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would… (read more)

Manage Exceptions button for cookies is not working for me since FF88 or 89, don’t remember which version precisely. I click on the button and the dialogue box that would normally appear to set exceptions does not pop up. Moreover it looks like when I click on the button the user interface on that tab freezes for a period. My FF profile is customised. I know if I start with a blank profile the issue goes away. I have another that works fine. However I would rather try to fix this issue in my current profile. I poked around in about:config but so far have had no success.

Any ideas? I searched google but could not find anything. Also checked mozilla bugzilla a while back without success. I am using FF 92 on Arch Linux.

Asked by piscium 1 year ago

Answered by piscium 1 year ago

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Rendering issue since 89.0 or 90.0

OS is Win7-x64, graphics Intel HD Graphics on Haswell pentium G3220 with latest available driver. Since version 89.0 or 90.0 (not sure which) following webpage rendering… (read more)

OS is Win7-x64, graphics Intel HD Graphics on Haswell pentium G3220 with latest available driver.

Since version 89.0 or 90.0 (not sure which) following webpage rendering issues appeared on my machine: - page loads ok, but when I scroll up/down with pageup/pagedown keys then some keystrokes are not followed by redraw, or redraw is partially blank (horizontally split - see attached screenshot). Subsequent keystrokes either have the same problem or are rendered correctly. - scrolling is only problematic with pageup/pagedown keys. Alternative methods (up/down keys, mousewheel, holding and dragging scrollbar or clicking above or beneath it) work ok. - I'm sure that version 89.0 or 88.0 didn't have this problem. Since then I haven't changed any about:config settings or updated graphics driver. Compositing was then and now set at WebRender (not WebRender (Software)). - I tried disabling hardware acceleration on version 92.0, but it hasn't solved issue, so I reverted this back.

Troubleshooting info is attached.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Asked by neravski 2 years ago

Answered by neravski 1 year ago

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Redirecting http: to https:

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fi… (read more)

Firefox is redirecting a particular http:// site to https:// Can't figure out how to stop the redirection. It is an unsecured site I am trying to access. Tried various fixes from the community to no avail.

The redirection started earlier this month.

Asked by wsquared1 1 year ago

Answered by wsquared1 1 year ago

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Interline spacing in Bookmarks Menu drop down list

since installing Firefox 92.0.1 (64 bit) my bookmark menus have a bigger font and much bigger interline spacing which looks horrible. Can it be put back the way it was in… (read more)

since installing Firefox 92.0.1 (64 bit) my bookmark menus have a bigger font and much bigger interline spacing which looks horrible. Can it be put back the way it was in Release 89 please?

Asked by Jose Martins 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Facebook will not open in Foxfire on my computer today. Why?

When I try to open Facebook , I get the following message Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site. We can’t connect to the server at www.facebook.com. If that addre… (read more)

When I try to open Facebook , I get the following message Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site.

We can’t connect to the server at www.facebook.com.

If that address is correct, here are three other things you can try:

   Try again later.
   Check your network connection.
   If you are connected but behind a firewall, check that Firefox has permission to access the Web.

Asked by Charles Semler 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago

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getting redirected

I am on Cupertino time and location—Why am I being redirected when I enter the URL: https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-display-preferences-for-accessibility… (read more)

I am on Cupertino time and location—Why am I being redirected when I enter the URL:

https://support.apple.com/guide/mac-help/change-display-preferences-for-accessibility-unac089/11.0/mac/11.0

it automatically send me to: https://support.apple.com/lv-lv/guide/mac-help/unac089/11.0/mac/11.0

Does not happen in the Safari browser. macOS 11.6 FF ver 92.01

I looked at about:config intl_accept_languages is en-US,en

This is driving me crazy. Pleas advise

Asked by leroydouglas 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Copy and paste into new tab search bar always "looses" the first word

If I copy and paste any two words or more into the search bar on the new tab it goes to google.co.uk as that is set but only searches for the phrase minus the first word.… (read more)

If I copy and paste any two words or more into the search bar on the new tab it goes to google.co.uk as that is set but only searches for the phrase minus the first word. If I paste it into the address bar everything is ok. If I do the same with a one word term the search bar does nothing having "lost" that word and the address bar works fine.

Asked by verminhater 2 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago