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Getting search results to open in a new tab instead of the current one

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and … (read more)

I've been using Firefox for many years, and search results have always opened in a new tab by default. Now, with Firefox 81.0.2, they're opening in the current tab, and I can't figure out how to get back the old way. Does anybody know?

Asked by sideburns 7 hours ago

Answered by cor-el 38 minutes ago

FIrefox presents saves jpg as webp

Here's the issue in a nutshell: When I navigate to this URL (https://publicdelivery.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jeff-Koons-Michael-Jackson-and-Bubbles-1988-cera… (read more)

Here's the issue in a nutshell:

When I navigate to this URL (https://publicdelivery.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Jeff-Koons-Michael-Jackson-and-Bubbles-1988-ceramic-106.7-x-179.1-x-82.5cm.jpg) intending on saving out the picture, Firefox ( or so it appears) forces the user to save it as webp, instead of its actual format, as you can see from the URL. Granted, I got to that photo in the first place from Google image search but spawned it into an independent window, which should occupy a separate memory space and not reference a previously cached file. While i get the primary application is to allow for multiple res versions while referencing only one file, this behaviour is pointless, irksome and serves no practical purpose when accessing the asset with an explicit URL, plus it puts unnecessary and Big Brother-ish barriers up for the less savvy. I solved the issue ultimately, but who is at fault here? Is this a function of Firefox or of the CDN where it's hosted?

Asked by bartmowrey 2 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 57 minutes ago

Suddenly as of Oct. 14, 2020 Firefox won't print webpages to pdf's

Please help me return to being able to print webpages from Firefox to a pdf. I installed my cd copy of Adobe Standard X when I bought my Windows 10 Thinkpad in December… (read more)

Please help me return to being able to print webpages from Firefox to a pdf.

I installed my cd copy of Adobe Standard X when I bought my Windows 10 Thinkpad in December, 2019. It printed webpages to pdf just fine until 4 days ago.

I've attached 4 screenshots:

1) The Firefox error message I now get when I try to print a webpage.

2) This may not be relevant, but this is the page I got saying the screenshot couldn't be saved as a pdf or Word Doc.

3) The printer list in my Windows 10 settings, showing pdf is the default. I don't know if all along Firefox was printing from the version of Adobe I installed or something that came on the laptop.

4) The error message when I experimented to see if I could print to a pdf in Chrome.

Adobe quit supporting Adobe Standard X years ago, so I don't think that's the issue. Oddly, this happened right around the time Microsoft withdrew support from Office 2010, but I can't guess how that might be involved.

Asked by downyemerald 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

Firefox 81.0.2 (and before) saving JPGs as PNGs

For some time now, Firefox has been incorrectly identifying the type for a large percentage of JPG images, and saving them with the PNG suffix instead. Graphics programs … (read more)

For some time now, Firefox has been incorrectly identifying the type for a large percentage of JPG images, and saving them with the PNG suffix instead. Graphics programs cannot open such mislabelled files, requiring me to manually find and rename such files to give them the proper .JPG suffix to match their file type.

This is far beyond a minor issue, and needs to be addressed immediately. Please. Any suggestions on how to deal with this?

Asked by Bobby 5 hours ago

Last reply by Bobby 3 hours ago

PLEASE help! I am trying to restore my open tabs which were cleared by a restart (Windows10)!

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, … (read more)

Hi, I am seeking a job and had a number of important tabs open when I had to restart my browser. Unfortunately, it was set to clear history on restart. Is there any way, on a windows10 pc, to recover them? Are they stored anywhere?

Asked by cubswin60611 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Windows Tablet Environment

In Windows 10, in a tablet environment, things aren't working properly. I'm referring primarily to the onscreen keyboard. In Windows Tablet mode, an onscreen keyboard sh… (read more)

In Windows 10, in a tablet environment, things aren't working properly. I'm referring primarily to the onscreen keyboard. In Windows Tablet mode, an onscreen keyboard should appear in address bar and text fields. Firefox is killing that onscreen keyboard. The keyboard appears, but then immediately disappears. There also is a visual glitch occurring in the title-bar simultaneous with the killing of the OSK (on screen keyboard). This only happens in Firefox. OSK in MS Edge functions great for example. In desktop mode, but still physically in a tablet environment (Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga X1, folded, portrait mode for example), no OSK appears at all anywhere. This is not working well for me and will likely be a problem for others as we continue to approach the future. I truly hope that Firefox prioritizes Windows 10 tablet environments. It really is going to be important to many users.

Asked by steve 6 hours ago

Forcing every video on a page to show tools

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone... Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls … (read more)

I am writing second time because something bugged and 10 mins of my text is gone...

Is there a way to stop video on page faster than rmb on every video and then controls and then when play/pause button is visible with other info like video lenght lmb on video to pause it? Like forcing browser to show video controls like this on every video on a page would be really nice because i often show controls to check how long video will be. Shouldn't it be like on youtube where you can see video controls just by moving your mouse over it and it auto dissaper after you stop moving it? Also there is really annoying bug or something, sometimes videos won't auto pause when i scroll down, and on pages with infinite stuff like 9gag it is really troublesome, you have to rmb then controls then lmb to stop it. Prevent videos from auto playing setting isn't working at all.

Asked by DoneDonedone 1 day ago

Last reply by jscher2000 6 hours ago

accessing my mail account on mail.com

When i try to access mail.com I get the mail.com access page but the button "login" does not work. If I use Chrome there is no problem. If I refresh Firefox everything wo… (read more)

When i try to access mail.com I get the mail.com access page but the button "login" does not work. If I use Chrome there is no problem. If I refresh Firefox everything works the first time and then reverts . This all started happening 1 week ago after years of no problems. has anybody any ideas?

Asked by jan109 14 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 hours ago

Passwords

I do not remember activating a "primary password.' I live alone and no one uses my computer. But now it's asking me to enter my primary password to get into my password… (read more)

I do not remember activating a "primary password.' I live alone and no one uses my computer. But now it's asking me to enter my primary password to get into my passwords list. It says if I forgot (which I didn't) I will lose ALL my passwords. Can anyone help me? I definitely don't want to start all over with all of those passwords. email: [removed]


edited email from public and search/spam bots view as this is a public forum.

Asked by Elizabeth Richards Bass 9 hours ago

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firefox lagging due to high cpu usage

Hi all, I've been having problems with firefox lagging constantly. General browsing around feels laggy - and opening new tabs pretty much causes my computer to freeze for… (read more)

Hi all,

I've been having problems with firefox lagging constantly. General browsing around feels laggy - and opening new tabs pretty much causes my computer to freeze for a few seconds. During this time firefox causes the CPU to spike to 100% usage.

I've been using firefox for years on this computer with no issues. Hardware is pretty good (i7 5820k, 64GB of ram and an SSD).

So far I have tried:

  • Running in safe mode
  • Using a different profile
  • Downgrading to an older firefox
  • Changing allowed CPU cores from 8, to 4
  • Updated graphic card drivers to latest version

None of these work, and I'm getting a bit tired of the constant slow downs. Chrome works flawlessly, as does all my other software...

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Asked by agouranga 1 month ago

Answered by agouranga 1 month ago

Signing in

Is anybody else experiencing sign in problems of late?....It's every time I try to sign in and the Chat help gets rid of the problem, only until the next time, I try to s… (read more)

Is anybody else experiencing sign in problems of late?....It's every time I try to sign in and the Chat help gets rid of the problem, only until the next time, I try to sign in...I'm thinking use Amazon from now on...At least I can get on and they have very fair prices with free shipping if a Prime member that pays for itself quickly....I would still like to shop EBAY but it's just to much a hassle lately.

Asked by vlrvlr45 10 hours ago

Firefox 82.0 Crashes on Startup - BEX64

After updating to 82.0, Firefox crashes on startup - no crash reporter come up. The error in the Application Event Log is below. Installing R81.0.2 works OK. Windows 1… (read more)

After updating to 82.0, Firefox crashes on startup - no crash reporter come up. The error in the Application Event Log is below. Installing R81.0.2 works OK. Windows 10 x64.

Fault bucket 1275581050191285046, type 5 Event Name: BEX64 Response: Not available Cab Id: 0

Problem signature: P1: firefox.exe P2: 82.0.0.7592 P3: 5f8738dd P4: ntdll.dll P5: 10.0.18362.1049 P6: b5beef21 P7: 00000000000a1170 P8: c0000409 P9: 000000000000000a P10:

Attached files: \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDE95.tmp.dmp \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDF71.tmp.WERInternalMetadata.xml \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDFB0.tmp.xml \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERDFCF.tmp.csv \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\Temp\WERE02E.tmp.txt

These files may be available here: \\?\C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\WER\ReportArchive\AppCrash_firefox.exe_1b544b54fcc252cdfdf6b194343645212cb8_9cb06cfd_72412bc8-45a1-4fdb-844b-7682c6d71920

Analysis symbol: Rechecking for solution: 0 Report Id: 0ccc8f5e-5764-4a93-a37d-10117de847df Report Status: 268435456 Hashed bucket: 62447e0c1c305c5161b3c634f2df0b36 Cab Guid: 0

Asked by Brett.Chapman 12 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 hours ago

Separate Profiles/Windows for Browsing

Hello, My wife and I both use the same computer and before, she used to use Firefox exclusively while I used Chrome exclusively. I've decided to move away from Chrome and… (read more)

Hello,

My wife and I both use the same computer and before, she used to use Firefox exclusively while I used Chrome exclusively. I've decided to move away from Chrome and into Firefox myself. I have discovered the use of different "Profiles" to keep our browser separate. I even created two shortcuts to load up our profiles separately. However, it keeps the firefox icon on the taskbar the same for both of us. While I don't see a Huge issue with it long-term potentially, is there a possibility I can make it so Firefox opens in a way that there are two different... programs? Where she has one icon on the taskbar, and I have my own? That way it is truly "separate"?

Thank you.

Asked by unknownboogyman 13 hours ago

delete datareporting folder

why cannot we permanently get rid of the datareporting folder that is created in the profiles folder? It has been stated before that "no data is collected" yada yada yada… (read more)

why cannot we permanently get rid of the datareporting folder that is created in the profiles folder? It has been stated before that "no data is collected" yada yada yada when the particular options are set, and they are, yet the folder still reappears. I so not allow tab restore, all privacy settings are set to prevent this that i can find; changed in about:config toolkit.telemetry.unified to false toolkit.telemetry.enabled to false datareporting.healthreport.service.enabled to false toolkit.telemetry.archive.enabled to false user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.service.enabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.healthreport.uploadEnabled", false); user_pref("datareporting.policy.dataSubmissionEnabled", false); user_pref("toolkit.telemetry.unified", false);

Stop it please. It slows down page loads and if, IF, no data is collected, why create it???

Asked by teep37 15 hours ago

Logins and passwords still not saved

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are au… (read more)

For some strange reason Firefox is not logging me into my favorite websites automatically any more. I have to manually log in every time. The websites' login pages are automatically filled when I move the cursor to the Username and Password fields, but I still have to click Log In. As soon as I log out and log in I am asked to "Sign In" again. I tried manually adding a website to the "Saved Logins" but that did not help. Using Windows 10 64bit.

Asked by steenwinther 2 days ago

Last reply by steenwinther 15 hours ago

Passwords from version 80 not showing in 81... help!

Hi and thank you for your help, I've just moved from firefox 80 to 81 and none of my passwords are showing and I'm desparate to login.. how to I bring them all up in fire… (read more)

Hi and thank you for your help,

I've just moved from firefox 80 to 81 and none of my passwords are showing and I'm desparate to login.. how to I bring them all up in firefox 81. There's 50 to 100 passwords i'm desparate for in firefox lock and a third pary password app that has also dissapeard.. in fact all apps are gone. It's like a clean firefox install from scratch, help, i need all the old functions back!

Thank you, Dan.

Asked by danieljohnscott 16 hours ago