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How can I set a custom file as home page for new tabs in Firefox Desktop 107?

Hello, in past versions of Firefox, I was able to follow the steps on this page to set a custom HTML file on my PC as my home page for new tabs: https://peterries.net/blo… (read more)

Hello, in past versions of Firefox, I was able to follow the steps on this page to set a custom HTML file on my PC as my home page for new tabs: https://peterries.net/blog/firefox-ubuntu-local-file/

I have Firefox 107.0.1 now and it's not happening. When I open the browser from scratch, I see my custom home page file. But when I open a new tab, I just see a blank screen. If I then click the Home icon on the toolbar, I do see my custom HTML page, but I don't want to have to click that button for each new tab.

Right now, in my settings, I have the URL to the page set as the custom URL for the HTML fiile, like this:

file:///home/peter/Documents/homepage/peter-home-homepage.html

That works. And I also have followed the steps on that blog post to customize my /usr/lib/firefox/autoconfig.cfg and my ../firefox/defalults/pref/autoconfig.js files. That's no longer working.

Did something in a recent version change? Is this no longer supported? Thanks for any ideas!

Asked by peterr2 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Pointer disappears in Firefox when using Wayland.

I run Fedora 37 with KDE Plasma desktop on my Asus laptop. I have been doing so for a few years now on various computers I have owned. I have never had a problem. About … (read more)

I run Fedora 37 with KDE Plasma desktop on my Asus laptop. I have been doing so for a few years now on various computers I have owned. I have never had a problem.

About a month ago, I noticed that playing a youtube video in Firefox made my mouse pointer disappear. It is not limited to the page.tab, but all of Firefox, menus, tabs and window controls. When I move my mouse outside of Firefox, the pointer becomes visible. Move it back, and it disappears again.

The mouse functionality still exists inside Firefox, i.e. the on hover highlights all work as does clicking, but the pointer stays invisible.

If I switch from Wayland to X11, this does not happen.

Please put Wayland support back again or tell me how I might fix this. Thanks

Asked by peterthecoder 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Unexpected padding around HTML document on all pages

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tri… (read more)

Running FF 107.0.1 on Mac 10.15.7 and there is unexpected padding around each website I visit. I've disabled all browser extensions. I'm using the default theme. I've tried restarting Firefox. I've tried restarting the computer but the issues seems to persist. I do not see the same rendering behavior when loading these websites on Google Chrome. I'm including screenshots of what I'm seeing.

Asked by Mike Grace 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Desktop Bookmark MESS!

Twice in a year, maybe in 2, Firefox updates have completely hosed my bookmarks. I don't always remember to save them when updates come through. This browser updates more… (read more)

Twice in a year, maybe in 2, Firefox updates have completely hosed my bookmarks. I don't always remember to save them when updates come through. This browser updates more than any other one I use. I'm an elder who has to juggle tons of internet details. I can't tell what folder they came from, but there are at least 150 bookmarks skewing the view of my folders.

I tried to delete all of them, and if I reopen it, all the ones I deleted are back in the way. Why won't they go away? What is getting confused here? One thing is that I'm afraid Firefox won't reopen all the tabs & windows I have open, so I kill it using my Task Manager, instead of just closing Firefox windows. Why? Because it has lost one of my windows before, with multiple tabs open and I couldn't find any of them.

Yes, I'm the one who maintains 3 separate Firefox windows with multiple tabs open. Please do not tell me not to do that, when I've been doing this for years & years. This thing's limitations shouldn't become mine. Everybody uses products differently; doesn't mean you get to judge when I'm not using it the way you do.

I hate that this happens, because I'm not expecting Firefox to make a mess and don't know where they're pulling all these bookmarks from. Nothing is missing from my folders. It's like they're duplicated and show up when I click 'Bookmarks'. They keep reappearing under the 'Bookmarks Menu' with Manage Bookmarks, but obviously not coming from there or they wouldn't reappear when I delete them.

Any ideas what's going on?

Again, don't tell me how to use my computer. I've been doing this since PC's were invented. If you know what's happening, great. If not, mind your manners & don't let your ego take pot-shots. Thank you.

Asked by King Ray 1 month ago

I lost my logins, but autofill keeps working

I lost my logins out of nowhere, good thing is that autofill keeps working so I can still log in. I don't really get why it happened, but I would like to recover them. I… (read more)

I lost my logins out of nowhere, good thing is that autofill keeps working so I can still log in. I don't really get why it happened, but I would like to recover them. I still have all of my bookmarks and history, etc. When I looked out in the profile folder, I found out that the logins.json file actually has all of my logins (halg of them doesn't have the password, but I guess it's because it's encrypted or something), so I don't really get why they aren't displayed when I open view passwords and logins.

Asked by jcfplanck 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

Newsletter unsubscription doesn't seem to work

Hello, In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this email bec… (read more)

Hello,

In my newsletter subscription options, I did NOT checked the "Firefox Account Tips" option but I keep receiving mail saying this : "You're receiving this email because [edited] @gmail.com has a Firefox account and is subscribed to Firefox Account Tips."

Could you please fix this issue so that I don't receive these mails anymore ?

Thank you in advance,

Mikael

Asked by mikael.debie 2 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Closing a synced tab from another device

Is it possible? Scenario: Open a tab on mobile phone. View tab on PC. Close tab on PC. I don't want this tab open anywhere anymore. Is there a way to close the phone tab … (read more)

Is it possible? Scenario:

Open a tab on mobile phone. View tab on PC. Close tab on PC.

I don't want this tab open anywhere anymore. Is there a way to close the phone tab from my PC? Not being able to do so makes this feature cumbersome and of limited use.

Thanks

Asked by lisa 1 month ago

Firefox freezing Windows 10 (64) Apps on desktop computer.

Using FIREFOX V. 107 on a Windows 10 desktop computer with 32 GB memory. Dec 18, 2022 With Firefox running in the background while using other apps, they suddenly become … (read more)

Using FIREFOX V. 107 on a Windows 10 desktop computer with 32 GB memory.

Dec 18, 2022 With Firefox running in the background while using other apps, they suddenly become unresponsive. I found I can fix this by going to Task Manager, clicking on Firefox then a dozen or more processe open. Clicking on and deleting the smallest one, about 3MB, gets me back up and running. This happens even with no add-ons.

THIS WAS NEVER A PROBLEM WITH OLDER VERSIONS (V100 or before)

If you can't fix this, please make go back to a version which worked. The memory leaks/bloat are a disaster.

DON'T IGNORE THIS ISSUE. IT IS A DAMN NUISANCE !!!

Thanks.

Asked by Marc Stager 1 month ago

Last reply by Marc Stager 1 month ago

Using Firefox pocket. I do not understand the benefit of Pocket. Even though the Pocket symbol is on my screen, I have to do a full sign-in everytime I want to save a page. Too cumbersaome.

How can avois signing-in to pocket when I am already using Firefox browser? How can I stop pocket putting hundreds of articles in my Pocket that I do not want?

Asked by jimbo 1 month ago

Last reply by Terry 1 month ago

how to save a window

I looked for info on "how to save a window". Googling got me to : https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/941808 a. That article is out of date. And, like so many,… (read more)

I looked for info on "how to save a window". Googling got me to : https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/941808

a. That article is out of date. And, like so many, IT DOES NOT STATE TO WHAT VERSIONS OF FIREFOX IT APPLIES. That is nuissance, considering how often Firefox changes.

b. That article also states to right click and tab and use "Bookmark All Tabs". There is no such right click option. (ff v107.1)

Useless, out-of-date articles should not be archived when they become obsolete. Or, they should be archived with an indication that they no longer apply.

c. How do I save a window?

Asked by Joe P 1 month ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 month ago

Interface broken after update

I'm on Windows 10 Auto updated to 108.0.1 UI is broken. See image. Works in safe mode though. How to fix? Or at least guide me on how to backup all my config and create a… (read more)

I'm on Windows 10 Auto updated to 108.0.1

UI is broken. See image.

Works in safe mode though.

How to fix?

Or at least guide me on how to backup all my config and create a new profile. Thanks.

Asked by blksith0 1 month ago

Last reply by blksith0 1 month ago

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Firefox direct download Link

Hi If I click my way through https://www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release I get a different Link everytime. So as someon who wants to distribute Firefo… (read more)

Hi

If I click my way through https://www.mozilla.org/de/firefox/all/#product-desktop-release I get a different Link everytime. So as someon who wants to distribute Firefox on different PC's , I want to know: Are there any direct download links for the latest version? The best would be some links like Webex has for distribution (e.g. https://mozilla.org/firefox/windows/FirefoxInstaller.exe)

Thanks in advance Robin

Asked by robingebert99 1 month ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 month ago

Open with/Do this automatically for files like this from now on does not work.

When you download an excel file and you receive a pop-up window with the options to open with and select excel the is a check box below that says Do this automatically fo… (read more)

When you download an excel file and you receive a pop-up window with the options to open with and select excel the is a check box below that says Do this automatically for files like this from now on. Even when this box is checked I still receive a pop-up window every time I download an excel file.

Asked by johnyoung1 1 month ago

Firefox and Windows 10 native push notifications

So, I use the latest Firefox in Windows 10. When I receive a notification to Firefox it stays shown for 5 seconds and then goes to the Action Center. If I click on it wit… (read more)

So, I use the latest Firefox in Windows 10. When I receive a notification to Firefox it stays shown for 5 seconds and then goes to the Action Center. If I click on it within the first 20 seconds of up receiving it, it opens the link from that notification. If I click it after those 20 seconds the notification just dissapears. So, they are pretty much useless. I don't have this issue with Chrome. I had this similar issue back in Windows 7. I can't believe Mozilla haven't find a way to solve this. Any hack or workaround, to solve this?

Asked by Marjan Bažalac 1 month ago

Last reply by Marjan Bažalac 1 month ago

Google Is Killing Firefox Browser

Google with Captcha is killing Firefox. Captcha constantly comes up in Firefox and stalls browsing. Not as much of an issue with Google Chrome. Often stuck for ages enter… (read more)

Google with Captcha is killing Firefox.

Captcha constantly comes up in Firefox and stalls browsing.

Not as much of an issue with Google Chrome.

Often stuck for ages entering Captcha nonsense in Forefox.

What can Firefox people do about this crap?

Asked by oznewmedia 1 month ago

Last reply by lukeprisco53 1 month ago

Lost Bookmarks and login information

Please help me get my bookmarks back. I've tried all of the suggestions that I understand. There's one that says to go select a file, but it doesn't say where the file … (read more)

Please help me get my bookmarks back. I've tried all of the suggestions that I understand. There's one that says to go select a file, but it doesn't say where the file is ...

This is my work computer, I need my bookmarks and login information.

Thanks, Allison

Asked by amaslar 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

How can I turn off Webroot. I now use Total AV

Webroot keeps popping up and I would like to disable it because I don't need it now. I am using Total AV and I don't want anything to interfere with that. Please let me k… (read more)

Webroot keeps popping up and I would like to disable it because I don't need it now. I am using Total AV and I don't want anything to interfere with that. Please let me know. Dennis [email removed from public]

Asked by dennish2 1 month ago

Last reply by Dropa 1 month ago

firefox 108.0.1 Win10 no option to request desktop site.

AndyMark.com is displaying as a mobile site and unusable. No option in Firefox to request desktop site. Running Windows 10. Instructions online say to go to Firefox… (read more)

AndyMark.com is displaying as a mobile site and unusable. No option in Firefox to request desktop site. Running Windows 10. Instructions online say to go to Firefox menu and select desktop site but that option is no longer available. I realize that Windows is a phone operating system but my phone is Android and my laptops are Windows and I use Windows no my computer. Firefox is unusable if we can not set it to always use desktop views.

Please put the option back. Thank you.

Asked by kurt.sanger 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago