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Other Bookmarks popped up in Toolbar

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Book… (read more)

On 1/5/21 at about 1200 PST, Other Bookmarks popped up in my Toolbar. I am trying to remove it but have had no success. I deleted the one website that was in Other Bookmarks but it is still in my Toolbar. How do I remove, Other Bookmarks from my Toolbar?

Asked by BigMetalWally 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Problems loading pages (macOS Big Sur 11.1)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. … (read more)

Yesterday I got a new Mac, running macOS Big Sur (11.1). Previously I was using Mojave (10.14.6). Now on Firefox a lot of pages fail to load -- they show a blank page. Among them:

https://web.whatsapp.com/ https://open.spotify.com/ https://www.nytimes.com/puzzles/spelling-bee Citibank (after the login)

Some of these pages do open in a Private window. However, I already cleared all my cookies and cache contents, and I still cannot load thes pages in a normal window.

Can you suggest what I need to do? Thanks!

ADD: When trying to login at https://profile.theguardian.com/signin, at first I got an error message saying to "make sure that Javascript is enabled". But now it just goes through, except that the site doesn't know that I logged in. And again, in a private window I am able to log in.

It looks like I should just do all my work in a private window now, which seems strange

Asked by gidiav 6 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 6 days ago

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Stop downloading PDFs and making URLs hard to find

Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15 If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Editio… (read more)

Firefox Developer Edition 85.0b4, macOS 10.15

If I Google for a PDF and click a link, I get the Firefox download dialog. If I select "Open with Firefox [Developer Edition]", the following things happen:

  • The PDF is downloaded to ~/Downloads
  • The PDF is opened in a new tab, with that new tab's location bar holding a file:///... URL to the downloaded PDF

What I would instead like to happen is:

  • The PDF is downloaded to some temporary directory where I won't have to worry about deleting it manually
  • In whatever tab the PDF is displayed in, the location bar contains the URL where the PDF was (temporarily!) downloaded from

How can I achieve this?

Not having the URL where a PDF was opened from is very annoying when, for example, I open a bunch of PDF search results to read and review, and I later want to share links to some of those PDFs. Best I can do to find their URLs to give to others is then to try and remember which tab corresponds to which search result, or do mine the downloads tab.

Contrast this with Chrome: I click a Google result for a PDF and the PDF just opens in the current tab with the URL to the PDF in the location bar. No dialogs, no PDF files hanging around in my home directory, and I can just copy the URL to the PDF the same way I'd copy the URL to any web page.

Thank you!

Asked by Dale 6 days ago

Answered by Dale 6 days ago

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Moving Off of ESR Channel

I have a Mac system that has been on OS X 10.11.6 for a long time, and was switched to the ESR channel when the release channel no longer supported this version. I have … (read more)

I have a Mac system that has been on OS X 10.11.6 for a long time, and was switched to the ESR channel when the release channel no longer supported this version. I have finally been able to update that system to something later (Mojave, 10.14.6) and want to restore Firefox to the release channel. How do I do this and preserve all of the Firefox settings, history, etc.? Won't installing a fresh copy of Firefox wipe all that out? Thanks for any help you can provide.

Asked by jammfic 6 days ago

Answered by cor-el 6 days ago

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History "Last 7 days History"

Please help me. History "Last 7days History" shows "403 Forbidden","Apple official services". I try to "Right-click" then "Forgot About This Site" that recently teach me… (read more)

Please help me. History "Last 7days History" shows "403 Forbidden","Apple official services". I try to "Right-click" then "Forgot About This Site" that recently teach me this sight,is not work. I try open it then "clear recent History" is working OK to eliminate from "Today". But "Last 7days History" gain one and stay there. Is it like computer virus? I click "select all" =450 of them now there. Please let me know how to remove them. never glow up themselves but weird. Thank you very much.

Asked by watermelonco2 5 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Automatic Change in Preferences/Search Engine every week?

Every week, at the same time,Firefox changes the search engine in my preferences automatically from Google to Search Marquis, and it also deletes the bookmark for my home… (read more)

Every week, at the same time,Firefox changes the search engine in my preferences automatically from Google to Search Marquis, and it also deletes the bookmark for my homepage. How do I stop this from happening? I keep resetting my preferences, but a week later Firefox changes it again.

Asked by akeiser1 5 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 5 days ago

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Cannot login to my cox e-mail. Keep receiving error message that URL not found

Up until yesterday I was able to login to my cox e-mail using my bookmark, but now every time I try to login I get an error message that the URL was not found. Please hel… (read more)

Up until yesterday I was able to login to my cox e-mail using my bookmark, but now every time I try to login I get an error message that the URL was not found. Please help me.

Asked by ds1437 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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New MacBook Air, logging into Firefox account again and again

Hello, I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log… (read more)

Hello,

I have a MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1) since mid-December, before that I was using Windows. I have downloaded Firefox. Now I have the problem that I have to log in to my Firefox account every time when I end Firefox completely (or the Macbook crashes, but that's for Apple support). 'How can I stay logged in?" It's about my Firefox account through which I sync all my bookmarks and passwords. That works as well, until the next launch.

Thanks in advance


Hallo,

ich habe seit Mitte Dezember ein MacBook Air (macOS Big Sur 11.1), vorher habe ich mit Windows gearbeitet. Habe mir Firefox geladen. Jetzt habe ich das Problem, dass ich mich ständig bei Firefox anmelden muss, wenn ich Firefox komplett beende (oder das Macbook abstürzt, aber das ist für den Apple Support). Wie kann ich angemeldet bleiben? Es geht um meinen Firefox Account über den ich alle meine Lesezeichen und Passwörter synchronisiere. Das funktioniert auch, bis zum nächsten Start.

Vielen Dank im Voraus

Asked by robinschuetze 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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Firefox fails to surpress sw update popup msg's

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means … (read more)

Newer Firefox ver's, 80.0.1 for example, don't seem to allow users to stop pestering sw update popups from being displayed throughout a single Firefox session. No means no, and not keep asking anyway. Has something been missed?

Asked by PD260 2 days ago

Answered by PD260 1 day ago

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Mouse over text

Hi there, I have been reading xkcd for years and somewhat recently using Firefox on macOS (Big Sur) I don't get the full mouse over text panel on the comics. I get some … (read more)

Hi there,

I have been reading xkcd for years and somewhat recently using Firefox on macOS (Big Sur) I don't get the full mouse over text panel on the comics. I get some of the text panel, but most of it isn't rendered. Safari works fine, and I'm fairly confident that last time I tried Firefox on Windows it also worked fine.

I'm just wondering if there is a bug on the mac version of Firefox, or if there is a setting I have wrong perhaps? Or maybe it's an issue with the website itself?

Any insight would be appreciated :)

Asked by staticgerbil 2 days ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 day ago

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Links suddenly not opening in a new tab (since last update?)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab. However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I cl… (read more)

Hi. I've been using Firefox for Mac for ages and when clicking on a link, it would open the page in a new tab.

However, since the last update (84.0.2 (64-bit)) when I click on a link it opens it in the same tab.

I've checked options in "preferences" and can't find any option other than "open links in tabs instead of new windows".

I have also gone into "about:config" and checked the "browser.link.open_newwindow" which is correctly marked 3 (tabs).

I've disabled all add-ons but this did not solve the problem. :(

I'd appreciate any help ;) Thanks

Asked by nee_m_d 20 hours ago

Answered by Scribe 16 hours ago

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My Mac G5 OS10.3.9 is to old to get the latest upgrade. No solutions offered. Ownloading version 3.6.8 gets corrupt file message. What to do?

I have a Mac G5 system 10.3.9 too old to accept latest Firefox upgrade. Tried it and get 'corrupt file' message. What do I do? My hotmail account will not now work! This… (read more)

I have a Mac G5 system 10.3.9 too old to accept latest Firefox upgrade. Tried it and get 'corrupt file' message. What do I do? My hotmail account will not now work!

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== A new upgrade notice appeared in on launching my Hotmail.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by the-edmeister 10 years ago

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Trying to upgrade to Firefox 3.6 on a Mac, 10.4.11. I'm being told I don't have sufficient priviledges. ??? (Thanks)

Having trouble trying to update to Firefox 3.6. I'm told I don't have sufficient privileges. Help is appreciated. This happened Just once or twice == trying to update to… (read more)

Having trouble trying to update to Firefox 3.6. I'm told I don't have sufficient privileges. Help is appreciated.

This happened

Just once or twice

== trying to update to Firefox 3.6 on a Mac, OSX 10.4.11

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Find 2.0.20 french version???

I have Mac Os 10.3.9. I can only use Firefox 2.0.20, but I can not find it anywhere to downlowd it! In french version if it is possible... Do you know where I can downloa… (read more)

I have Mac Os 10.3.9. I can only use Firefox 2.0.20, but I can not find it anywhere to downlowd it! In french version if it is possible... Do you know where I can download it? Thanks in advance!

Operating system

Mac Os 10,3,9

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by TXGuy 10 years ago

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hotmail basic function (sending e-mail) won't work on Mac OS X 10.3.9

My Mac OS X 10.3.9 with Firefox cannot handle Hotmail basic function sending emails. I can't upgrade the browser. I can receive email. URL of affected sites http://www.h… (read more)

My Mac OS X 10.3.9 with Firefox cannot handle Hotmail basic function sending emails. I can't upgrade the browser. I can receive email.

URL of affected sites

http://www.hotmail.com

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

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When I attempt to download Firefox 3.5.10 I get a warning stating "disk image failed to mount - corrupt image", what can I do?

I am attempting to download "Firefox 3.5.10", each attempt the results state "The disk image failed to mount due to corrupt image". I really need this browser for my on-l… (read more)

I am attempting to download "Firefox 3.5.10", each attempt the results state "The disk image failed to mount due to corrupt image". I really need this browser for my on-line learning. Please help! By the way 2.0 downloaded fine, but is not compatible with the University web site.

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

== Every time I attempted to download Firefox 3.5.10

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by cor-el 10 years ago

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Stop Google from using Firefox Geolocation Feature

Not being paranoid, but how do I get google from ceasing to use the Firefox Geolocation Feature?? All it does is add time to loading web sites, not to mention I don't par… (read more)

Not being paranoid, but how do I get google from ceasing to use the Firefox Geolocation Feature?? All it does is add time to loading web sites, not to mention I don't particularly like anybody tracking my visitation. (ironic I use gmail, isn't it?)

== happens all the damn time

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Answered by AnonymousUser 10 years ago