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Minimize and Restore Icons Missing

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corne… (read more)

I am trying to minimize Firefox, but the minimize icon in the upper right-hand corner is missing. I am still able to close Firefox using the 'X' in the upper right corner of the window, but I am unable to minimize or restore. All other applications still have these icons available.

Asked by sabo11236 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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YouTube doenst work in second tab

Maybe you can help me.. When i start YouTube in one Tab i dont have any problems, but if i open a second Tab and go to YouTube i only can click at a video and than it doe… (read more)

Maybe you can help me..

When i start YouTube in one Tab i dont have any problems, but if i open a second Tab and go to YouTube i only can click at a video and than it doesnt load. I even dont see a black video window, theres just that white/light greay background, i also cant click on other recommended videos on this site.

If i open a video from the first tab by open in other tab i have the same problem immedeatly.

I updated Firefox and Windows (as recommended by Mozzilla).

Sincerly D

Asked by davidmerz97 5 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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How do I disable the URL Drop down

I am NOT asking to remove content from the drop down - already done. I do not want the drop down to open - at all. On a Mac the drop down interferes with the normal entry… (read more)

I am NOT asking to remove content from the drop down - already done. I do not want the drop down to open - at all.

On a Mac the drop down interferes with the normal entry user interface. The normal text interface is: type to move to first/last character use the up/down arrow. The dropdown interferes with this standard behavior. The up/down arrow will not move the cursor to the first/last character in the url - until/ or unless the user hits <esc> to close the dropdown.

I have looked at the browser.urlbar preferences and do not see a setting that will change this behavior.

Is there a way to do this, so that url entry is doen entirely in the url bar - and not in the drop down. (and before this is discussed - I do Not want to have Any type ahead/lookup done on the urls entered, and have already disabled all of these options, so there is no need for the dropdown).

Thank you Mac OS X 10.13.6 FF 81.0

Asked by forsaleinpgh 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 5 days ago

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Google search

I have designated that opening a new tab opens Google. I would like the cursor to be in the search box on the page not in the address box. I'm sure this is new behavior… (read more)

I have designated that opening a new tab opens Google. I would like the cursor to be in the search box on the page not in the address box. I'm sure this is new behavior for Firefox. It's annoying to start typing and then realize i'm in the address box typing in the middle of the address. How can I change it?

Asked by meonly 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Why have my STG backup files started to appear on my desktop?

I have noticed a new folder has appeared on my desktop - out of the blue - labelled "STG-backups-FF-81.0.1" If I delete it, it is simply replaced by another one at some p… (read more)

I have noticed a new folder has appeared on my desktop - out of the blue - labelled "STG-backups-FF-81.0.1" If I delete it, it is simply replaced by another one at some point, later on. I assume this folder is created by Firefox and the back-up file information is saved in it automatically. Surely the folder should be in a different location? Has anyone any ideas on where this is supposed to be, and how to get Firefox to revert to saving the files in it in the correct place?

Asked by Onebrow 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Top Sites and Highlights still not working

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of… (read more)

Top sites, highlights not populating after attempting all the suggested fixes. Antivirus disabled and checked, no change. Refreshed Firefox, cleared out cache. I'm out of options. I have only empty tiles on the home screen. Pocket tiles does populate.

Asked by Mary 2 months ago

Answered by Enigma 2 months ago

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Mouse pointer keeps spinning for up to 40 seconds after launch

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 s… (read more)

I am running Debian 10 Linux and recently upgraded Firefox ESR to version 78.3.0 . I noticed that whenever I launch Firefox that the mouse pointer "spins" for up to 40 seconds after launch. This does not seem to affect usability but is visually unpleasant. I have done the following things: 1. Start in Safe Mode: The spinning mouse pointer is no longer spinning after launch. 2. Disabled all plugins and extension and launch Firefox: The pointer keeps spinning. 3. Downloaded Firefox 80 and launched: Pointer keeps spinning. 4. Changed home page to a blank screen: Pointer keeps spinning. 5. Uninstalled Firefox ESR and re-installed: Pointer keeps spinning. 6. Checked for viruses, trojans, and other malware: none found.

Interestingly, if I launch Firefox ESR from a terminal (eg "firefox-esr &") the spinning mouse pointer is not present. HMMMM! This is the command that is used in the desktop icon: /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr %u . Is there a problem with that command. I may modify that command and see what happens. Feedback would be appreciated.

Asked by jsamcr 6 days ago

Answered by jsamcr 6 days ago

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cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!! I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking. Now all of a sudden, without any warning I… (read more)

cannot log in to my Bank of Montreal online banking!!!

I've used Firefox for years, and for years I daily do my online banking.

Now all of a sudden, without any warning I cannot log into my bank account. I've tried clearing history, etc. I've tried the about:config change...

I can log in fine with Microsoft Edge.

My wife uses Firefox and she can log into the bank. I suspect that is because Firefox has not updated on her computer.

This is maddening, to put it mildly.

Asked by jedasa 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

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managing my browser

In the search settings it has "Your browser is being managed by your organisation", what is that about? I don't belong to any organisation, and want to manage my own brow… (read more)

In the search settings it has "Your browser is being managed by your organisation", what is that about? I don't belong to any organisation, and want to manage my own browser.

Asked by ariari84 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Move cache to Ramdisk

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.… (read more)

Hi, I created a new profile because of crashes. I have Firefox version 81.0.1 (64-bit). I have Ramdisk but I cannot edit anymore the cache location in browser.cache.disk.parent_directory. I can only toggle true-false but can't add the ramdisk location. Aren't we allowed anymore to use a ramdisk for cache?

Best regards, Ion

Asked by florinds 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox blocks me from saving images

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing t… (read more)

Lately, I keep finding more and more websites that are able to prevent me from downloading their images. It seems this is becoming a huge problem now, and it's changing the entire experience of using the web.

And it seems to me that Mozilla are enabling developers to do this, trying to take away people's rights.

In the past, I could work around the problem (not that I should have to) by going to Tools > Page Info > Media. But even that method no longer works (eg go to www.bbc.co.uk - the large image in the top left is nowhere to be found in Media!) There are also sites which show PDFs that cannot be downloaded. That is just SO wrong!

The ability to save any image in a web page is a basic liberty of using the web, always has been. No website should be allowed to display images that can't be downloaded, it's just wrong. It's like someone making a magazine out of special paper to stop readers tearing pages out!

I've sent feedback about this through the Help menu, but no one ever listens.

Does anyone here have the ability to raise this issue with Mozilla? This needs to be FOUGHT against. They are helping large corporations to slowly strip away the basic rights of the public. Saving pictures may seem like only a small detail, but it ultimately leads to a 100% premium internet where no one can keep or save anything. Mozilla is taking the internet out of the hands of the public and putting it the hands of big businesses.

The issue of 'protecting copyright' is completely irrelevant. Any criminal operation determined to leech images would obviously have the ability to do this regardless. Plus, if companies don't want people to be able to download the high-res version of an image, they shouldn't put it online.

Asked by MartyJames 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Email links

Links in emails do not work. If Firefox doesn't fix this I'll have to switch to another browser. Too much information comes in email these days. I've tried that "mail to"… (read more)

Links in emails do not work. If Firefox doesn't fix this I'll have to switch to another browser. Too much information comes in email these days. I've tried that "mail to" fix, which makes no sense, and didn't fix it anyway.

Asked by terrykirkpatrick 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Lottery or something like that

I got a spam or is it a true? I've passed over interview about browsers that I use and how many times I used Firefox. It send me to that link and after it threw me to the… (read more)

I got a spam or is it a true? I've passed over interview about browsers that I use and how many times I used Firefox. It send me to that link and after it threw me to the site called https://bestiona.com/S10P/?s=163302c5334e33d483&uclick=dvlpc8i4&uclickhash=dvlpc8i4-dvlpc8i4-6o-0-6o-xs-us-ba3c32#p-p

Fake or true?

Asked by deft.den 1 week ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 week ago

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Firefox is not staying logged in to saved accounts

Every time I close Firefox and open it again, no logged in accounts are saved. I need to log back in (for google account and so on ...) That happened after I cleared all … (read more)

Every time I close Firefox and open it again, no logged in accounts are saved. I need to log back in (for google account and so on ...) That happened after I cleared all the cookies from the websites. Before, everything was working fine.

Asked by rakcevic24 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox starting in German with home page I didn't choose

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going … (read more)

Beginning just a few hours ago, Firefox is starting up in German, which I don't read, with a home page I didn't choose, as shown in the attached image. I've tried going thru the options to change this but nothing seems to help. I restarted my computer (Windows 10) and no difference. The version is 78.3.1esr (64-Bit) and says it is up to date. How can I get back to English and no home page (just an empty tab is my preferred startup)? Thanks for any assistance. (I tried searching for a problem like this in the help and came up empty.)

Asked by Old Dog 1 week ago

Answered by Old Dog 1 week ago

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non functional Firefox Browser(one laptop only)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but… (read more)

System: Windows 10 32-bit laptop

Problem: non-responsive UI on one laptop only. This includes inability to configure local options. nothing works. Menus drop down, but no matter what is selected, the selection does not highlight, menu hides normally but no action is taken by the browser

If I manually type in the url it sits there. no spinning cursor, nothing.

Browser does NOT crash... It simply sits there doing nothing. All other browsers work fine.

What I have done Restart the laptop Double check Firewall permissions Ran a scan before and after installation (0 threats found) Logged in as administrator as well as user account Ran performance monitor nothing alarming noted Uninstall and Reinstall. (Problem still exists)

Asked by kyle.rondeau 6 months ago

Answered by kyle.rondeau 6 months ago

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Would browsers support JavaScript if built today?

With JavaScript move from untypted language to typed language and adding class syntax to come closer to Java/C# and also Java move toward functional programming and emerg… (read more)

With JavaScript move from untypted language to typed language and adding class syntax to come closer to Java/C# and also Java move toward functional programming and emerge of modern languages such as Kotlin, would browser (and HTML5) still pick JavaScript as a language to support dynamic content?

To me, feels like JavaScript+HTML5 are trying to solve what Java Applets tried to solve in early days of Java but pure Java was not a good solution. However, Kotlin + HTML5 probably would be better option today if we were not stick to tons of applications and users that still rely on JavaScript in their browsers. Or are there any specific features in JavaScript that still makes it best solution?

Asked by zamanifar53 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago