How do I get Firefox from downloading PDF files

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every opti… (read more)

I use to click on PDF files and they would open and not download to my download folder. Well now every time i click on a PDF file it downloads it. I have tried every option in settings/general/apps and they still download in a folder. So I thought I would try MS edge and it does the same thing. Is it not the browser and was it in a MS update? It has never done this before. I don't want all these PDF files downloaded!

Asked by Steve Baker 3 days ago

Last reply by pilotbum 9 hours ago

Passwords

My browser updated and I seem to have lost all of my saved passwords. I signed in but none of them seem to be saved. Not sure how to get them back or where they went. Is … (read more)

My browser updated and I seem to have lost all of my saved passwords. I signed in but none of them seem to be saved. Not sure how to get them back or where they went. Is there a way to recover or find them?

Asked by panaderoo.tb 5 days ago

Last reply by ExileFox 3 days ago

'Use autoscrolling' and 'Enable DRM' settings keep being unset

Lately, Firefox unchecks the 'use autoscrolling' and 'play DRM-controlled content' options sometimes (but not every time) when it starts. Other settings don't seem to be … (read more)

Lately, Firefox unchecks the 'use autoscrolling' and 'play DRM-controlled content' options sometimes (but not every time) when it starts. Other settings don't seem to be affected. It does seem to unset both at once, never one or the other at a time.

I have begun using Firefox routinely on two computers, both signed into the same sync profile. My best guess is that maybe one profile is overwriting the other? Both of these options are set on the second system, but maybe there's something going wrong with the sync?

Thanks, Patrick

Asked by patrickking 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Firefox "hangs" (freezes)

In the past week or so, Firefox has unexpectedly "frozen" and does not respond. I have not loaded any new programs during this period. The only way I can get Firefox to… (read more)

In the past week or so, Firefox has unexpectedly "frozen" and does not respond. I have not loaded any new programs during this period. The only way I can get Firefox to run is to end all the Firefox processes in Task Manager and restart it. I also noticed that there are usually 9 firefox processes running in Task Manager.

Asked by jathom1 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

firefox error message:: Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window. :: I have used the task manager to end it ; I have deleted it and re downloaded it; what shall I do next?

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window. what is the fix for this ; I have closed it with task mana… (read more)

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. The old Firefox process must be closed to open a new window.

what is the fix for this ; I have closed it with task manager. I have deleted it and reinstalled it. same error message. what shall I do next?

Asked by Gilead 2 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

2FA works on phone , But not on my computer. master password works how to fix

2FA works on phone once? second time I opened firefox it did not request a 6 digit code? , 2FA does not work not on my computer. master password works. how to fix ? Tha… (read more)

2FA works on phone once? second time I opened firefox it did not request a 6 digit code? , 2FA does not work not on my computer. master password works. how to fix ? Thanks

Asked by BILL 3 hours ago

Last reply by Dropa 3 hours ago

Unable to access Microsoft One Drive without first Refreshing Firefox each time

Recent issue, last few days. Unable to access Microsoft One Drive online without first having to Refresh Firefox each time. It is then accessible for a short period of ti… (read more)

Recent issue, last few days. Unable to access Microsoft One Drive online without first having to Refresh Firefox each time. It is then accessible for a short period of time before the address link again breaks down into an incomplete address that does not open One Drive. I've repeated this process a number of times and each and every time the only means of access to One Drive is by Refreshing Firefox. Access to One Drive is fine on other browsers. I've cleared the cache, and run Firefox in Troubleshoot mode, but the only thing that works, and does so consistently, is to first Refresh Firefox. It will then go to the correct address for One Drive for a short period of time, before again breaking down into an incomplete forwarding address. I prefer using Firefox, but regular access to One Drive, without all these unnecessary steps, is a requirement

Asked by anastasiaanthony8 6 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 hours ago

firefox 90 how to make a bookmark sub list appear on the left

I recently obtained a 17" laptop, and have a large number of bookmarks. I have the bookmarks toolbar open, and would like to force the bookmark sub lists to open to the l… (read more)

I recently obtained a 17" laptop, and have a large number of bookmarks. I have the bookmarks toolbar open, and would like to force the bookmark sub lists to open to the left of the primary list whenever possible. Is there a setting that would allow me to do this? Thanks in advance.

Asked by wmichaelb 7 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Downloaded the latest version, didn't save both copies, lost last version, now won't run, iOS incompatible, can't get new version iOS.

I need a link to download the last version of Firefox that worked with my iOs 10.11111111... version for my OLD MacBook Pro. (2009)... Can't afford new Mac and newest ve… (read more)

I need a link to download the last version of Firefox that worked with my iOs 10.11111111... version for my OLD MacBook Pro. (2009)... Can't afford new Mac and newest version of iOs won't run on this MacBook... Too old... Same story: need new, no $$$... So, I what I need is a link to the old version of Firefox that I CAN run on my MacBook... One that works with iOs 10.11116 or whatever...

Thanks, humans smarter than me...,

Kate

Asked by leafpeeper 7 hours ago

Last reply by James 5 hours ago

Mac migration from standard release to ESR

I am looking for suggestions/work flows for migrating existing Mac's from the standard firefox release to the ESR version. I am looking to manage these all under 1 updat… (read more)

I am looking for suggestions/work flows for migrating existing Mac's from the standard firefox release to the ESR version. I am looking to manage these all under 1 update cycle. A couple of current problems:

  1. On a system with the standard version already installed, I can't find a way to upgrade to the ESR version without uninstalling first.
  2. Once I would do an uninstall and then an install of the new version, I am prompted that I have launched an older version of Firefox and that I must create a new profile. How can I do this without loosing all users bookmarks, extensions, etc?

Thanks!

Asked by Bradley 8 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 7 hours ago

How can I save my extensions in case Firefox refreshes?

Each time Firefox is refreshed, I must re-install extensions. How can I save the extensions so they do not need to be downloaded and re-installed ever time Firefox refre… (read more)

Each time Firefox is refreshed, I must re-install extensions. How can I save the extensions so they do not need to be downloaded and re-installed ever time Firefox refreshes?

Asked by Erv 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 59 minutes ago

Sidebar issue on Windows 11

I have the following: <html><head> <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252"> <style type="text/css"> <!-- bod… (read more)

I have the following:

<html><head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1252">
<style type="text/css">
<!--
body {font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; color: #000000; background-color: #eee; width: 200px;}
a:link {color: #000099;}
a:visited {color: #000099;}
a {text-decoration: none; margin-left: 0.5em; display: block;}
div.folder {padding-top: 10px;}
div.folder a {display: none;}
div.folder:hover a {display: block;}
div.title { color: maroon; font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; font-size: 14px; border-bottom: 1px solid #ccc; padding-bottom: 6px; }
div.subtitle { color: navy; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-top: 8px; }
div.subtitle a { color: navy; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: none; }
div.subtitle a:hover { color: blue; }
-->
</style>

</head>

<body background="DNASidebar_files/DNA%2520Sidebar%2520for%2520Firefox.html">
<div class="title">Bioinformatics Sidebar</div>
<div class="subtitle">Active as of: <i>2022-05-18</i></div>

<div class="folder">Databases</div>
<a href="www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore">Nucleotide</a>
...
</body></html>

To use this, I just click it in whatever folder it's in and it comes up in Firefox. If I run this on either Linux or Mac, when I click "Nucleotide" it takes me to the URL. If I do this on Windows 11, my URL looks like the following:

file:///C:/Users/xxxxx/Documents/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/nuccore

What do I need to do on Windows to get the real URL to execute?

Thanks, Joe

Asked by trubisz 9 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago