Why so many Updates this month (Oct 2020)?

Hello, So far this month there have already been 4 Updates to Firefox. The latest one was just yesterday and now today there's another one. I don't mind the occasional up… (read more)

Hello, So far this month there have already been 4 Updates to Firefox. The latest one was just yesterday and now today there's another one. I don't mind the occasional update; usually it's about one or two each month. Five is crazy making! What's up with all the updates? Thanks, Andre'a

Asked by DreaSpirit 11 hours ago

Last reply by James 43 minutes ago

Shrink-to-fit for printing does not work in Firefox 82.0.2

"Shrink page to fit paper size" does not work printing .pdf files ("Letter" 8-1/2 x 11 paper, or any other size). In the document I am trying to print, only the upper 3… (read more)

"Shrink page to fit paper size" does not work printing .pdf files ("Letter" 8-1/2 x 11 paper, or any other size). In the document I am trying to print, only the upper 3/4 of page is printed on full paper page (remainder does not carry over to next page). Width is correct. Full page will print if 80% reduction is chosen, but reduction is not in same proportion as paper page. Windows 7. Firefox 82.0.2. Read numerous articles and posts. Nothing works. Printer is Brother HL-2270DW connected via USB. Using about:config > print :

    print.printer_HL-2270DW_USB.print_paper_data    The value is "1"  
    print.printer_HL-2270DW_USB.print_shrink_to_fit     The value is "true"  
    scaling is .8  (tired 1.0 without success)

All other "print" keys are as described in numerous Google items on this topic. Right now I can only save the document as a .pdf, and then open in in Adobe DC that is installed on same computer. Document prints correctly. This is a pain. I read in one Google post that starting with version around 55 Firefox no longer uses Adobe plug-in for pdf files, but switched to its own plug-in - it is clumsy, and as in this situation it does not work. PLEASE go back to using Adobe plug-in.

Asked by hcole-pe 8 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 48 minutes ago

Taskbar icon changes, link stops working on Windows 10

I keep a link to Firefox on my Windows 10 taskbar for easy access. Periodically, the link icon changes to the icon for a different app on my computer, and the link no l… (read more)

I keep a link to Firefox on my Windows 10 taskbar for easy access.

Periodically, the link icon changes to the icon for a different app on my computer, and the link no longer works - Windows asks me if I want to remove the broken link when I click on it. I remove the link, go to the Start menu and pin the Firefox link to the taskbar again. Then at some point - as soon as a few minutes later or as long as a few days later, it happens again. Sometimes it happens while I am using Firefox, but I don't know if this is always the case because sometimes I just notice it when I go to open it for the first time in a session.

This has persisted over many Firefox upgrades, and is extremely frustrating. No other app on the computer exhibits this behavior.

Any thoughts?

Asked by Steve Willett 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox is crashing when I perform a certain action

While working, when I go to retrieve an image from my homepage, it will crash. Before it was sometime, now it's constant. Most of the time I get a spinning circle that wo… (read more)

While working, when I go to retrieve an image from my homepage, it will crash. Before it was sometime, now it's constant. Most of the time I get a spinning circle that won't stop.

Asked by kenny.ray12 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox Win 10 always opens previous tabs EVEN after uninstall and new installation.

I'm ising Firefox on a Windows 10 machine. Lately any time I open a new window it insists on opening several dozen tabs from previous sessions. I cleaned the cache. No c… (read more)

I'm ising Firefox on a Windows 10 machine. Lately any time I open a new window it insists on opening several dozen tabs from previous sessions. I cleaned the cache. No change. I rebooted. NO change. I uninstalled it using an installer (Revo) that supposedly checks for all kinds of leftover files. I then rebooted. I saw no signs of it on my machine. I downloaded a fresh copy and installed from scratch. When I open the initial page it's fine. As soon as I open a new page all the old things are back in a gazillion little tabs. It's kind of annoying. Not to mention the time it takes to close everything by hand.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Asked by stevek 6 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Help!

I inadvertently created a duplicate of my Bookmarks Menu, the folder of which now resides at the bottom of my Bookmarks toolbar. I sometimes accidentally open it when th… (read more)

I inadvertently created a duplicate of my Bookmarks Menu, the folder of which now resides at the bottom of my Bookmarks toolbar. I sometimes accidentally open it when the original is already open, and that creates confusion. I'd like to simply delete the duplicate folder -- is there any way to do that?

Asked by davidsowd 7 hours ago

Last reply by Vikas Singh 2 hours ago

Bookmarks gone in Firefox for Mac

HI When I opened Firefox this AM there was a an alert message in a red box saying basically that Firefox could not access my bookmarks. I tried to restore an old backup b… (read more)

HI When I opened Firefox this AM there was a an alert message in a red box saying basically that Firefox could not access my bookmarks. I tried to restore an old backup but although the dates were there there was no data.

I tried importing my bookmarks from Safari with no success. I did enable full disk access to Firefox prior to attempting the import to no avail.

I did export my Safari bookmarks to my desktop but have had no luck importing them into Firefox...

Help would be much appreciated... I do run Malwarebytes in Firefox and have for years.

Asked by gspelucin 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Formatting messed up

Hi, Pages don’t seem to be updating properly on our website https://efi.int on Firefox. Here’s what you get on firefox: boxes in the wrong order and not formatting proper… (read more)

Hi,

Pages don’t seem to be updating properly on our website https://efi.int on Firefox.

Here’s what you get on firefox: boxes in the wrong order and not formatting properly, even though I’ve cleared the cache (on the EFI website CMS, and on Firefox on my browser!)

It happens in Firefox in MacOS and Windows version 82 and 82.0.1. For Chrome, Edge and Safari works OK.

Asked by ChuFeng 15 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Clearing cache also clears all logins!

Hi All, Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Ca… (read more)

Hi All,

Several times I've cleared my cache and managed to also delete ALL of my logins. I most certainly do uncheck the box for "Cookies and Site Data", leaving only "Cached Web Content" checked and it still deletes all info. Also whenever I go back in that page, both are (again) checked.

What am I doing wrong?

Is there a way in "about:config" to default this area to "Cached Web Content" only?

Russ

Asked by RASelkirk 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

How does FF screen share work

There is a screen share permission in FF how is screen share initiated to FF? Is it a built in app for FF to FF screen viewing? Does it control other apps which allow a u… (read more)

There is a screen share permission in FF how is screen share initiated to FF? Is it a built in app for FF to FF screen viewing? Does it control other apps which allow a users screen to be shared?

Asked by Mace2 6 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 hours ago

Cursor help

When logging in to my bank account and requesting an authentication code, my cursor used to automatically refocus and i would be able to start typing in the code in the a… (read more)

When logging in to my bank account and requesting an authentication code, my cursor used to automatically refocus and i would be able to start typing in the code in the appropriate box without looking back up at my to click on the box first. Now I find myself typing in the code several times before I realize I'm not typing anywhere at all. Does anyone know if this is a firefox update or an update my bank did with their website? anyone have any idea for a fix?

Asked by RyanX999 13 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

nfl.com blocked, all add-ons disabled

Any time I attempt to go to www.nfl.com (or any of the domain's pages), it will for a split second attemtp to go, but then quit trying as if it is blocked. I have disabl… (read more)

Any time I attempt to go to www.nfl.com (or any of the domain's pages), it will for a split second attemtp to go, but then quit trying as if it is blocked. I have disabled every single add-on in the browser, and it is still blocking the site. This is the only known site that is being blocked, and this site does NOT get blocked using Google Chrome.

What is likely to be causing this issue?

Asked by dodgester 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

Cannot open http://192.168.0.100/ address in Firefox v82. "Try again." Is it blocking because HTTP?

My older Samsung printer also runs a web server at its LAN address for administering it. I've always been able to login from other computers on my local network to check … (read more)

My older Samsung printer also runs a web server at its LAN address for administering it.

I've always been able to login from other computers on my local network to check toner, see page counts, and so on.

There is no "force Firefox [v. 82] to connect via HTTP" in my case.

Every single attempt to access http://192.168.0.100 is rewritten by the browser to https://192.168.0.100 which I gather requires a certificate to be presented--which the old printer does not offer--after which Firefox declares "Try again."

Is there a way around this so I can get back to what used to work?

Thank you.

Asked by groost 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

lost bookmarks and tabs

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on … (read more)

I clicked to accept the latest Firefox add on which stated "all my bookmarks and tabs will be saved". They have all disappeared. If i click on the "old firebox data" on my desktop surely that should produce all the bookmarks and tabs. But no. Instead it brings up 2 file names with indecipherable titles. eg one begins "tula7e15.". And if you click on that you get just another set of technical titles like "saved telemetry-pings" or "features". And if you click on these it then says "file empty".

The same thing happens if I click on "Restore" or "Profile" ie it just leads me to a set of nonesense categories with nothing there. So surely there must be a simple way of restoring my bookmark titles ( I had about 40 bookmarks) given that it only took one click to remove them when I took up the firefox add on ?

Thankyou. P.s. please suggest something simple as I am not great with computer technology. Philip

Asked by philipgperry 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago