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pdf file opens differently

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this… (read more)

Normally, if I click a pdf file on-line, I get the question to open or save. If I choose open, I get a separate pdf file in my Windows task bar to open. Yesterday, this behavior was different. The PDF file became a little icon in the bottom left of my screen, and when I clicked that it opened the pdf in a browser tab. Today this is gone and it is back to its old way. I prefer the tab. Do you know why this happened or how to get that back?

Asked by netmouser 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 days ago

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Middle-Clicking on a hyperlink is no longer opening new windows and I would like it do so.

This is driving me nuts. My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL. This is how it wa… (read more)

This is driving me nuts.

My desired behavior is that, when I middle-mouse-click on a hyperlink, Firefox launches a new window (not a tab) with that URL.

This is how it was working before a power interruption forced my computer to restart tonight, and my desired behavior has gone away.

The middle mouse button works for other functions; and, middle-clicking on bookmarks in my bookmark bar does launch a new window with that bookmark as expected. However, middleclicking a hyperlink does nothing.

I have browser.tabs.opentabfor.middleclick = false and in the options menu, "open links in tabs instead of new windows" is unchecked. Additionally I have set browser.link.open_newwindow = 2.

Can anyone help me here? This is driving me slightly batty.

Asked by ShadowDragon8685 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Synced Tabs disappeared - is there a way to restore?

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident… (read more)

Up until recently I was using a 11 year old laptop that was slowing dying. I was finally able to acquire a new computer and get it up and running just before an accident (as if out of a comedy movie - the roommate's cat knocked a full bowl of cereal onto the old laptop) effectively destroyed the old machine. Thankfully, Firefox Sync meant that everything I had been working on appeared when I got the new machine fully functional...until I logged on to Firefox this evening to find my Synced Tabs empty with just a "Want to see your tabs from other devices here? Connect Another Device" message.

The old device is toast...I don't know if it will even turn on again, much less function enough to sign into Firefox. Synced Tabs was also working just fine for a solid week until it just up and disappeared. Is there some way to restore these? I know it's my fault for relying/expecting Sync to always be there and not backing up the links I had open immediately, and this is a mistake I won't make again...but I'd really love to not lose everything I had open.

Thank you very much in advance for any help or suggestions.

Asked by MBramnik 1 week ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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I lose all my settings whenever I close Firefox

I just bought a new Mac! However, whenever I close Firefox, I lose everything. I have to sign in again to Firefox, reset my preferences how I like them, open my tabs ag… (read more)

I just bought a new Mac! However, whenever I close Firefox, I lose everything. I have to sign in again to Firefox, reset my preferences how I like them, open my tabs again, login to my email and everything all over again. Its like I'm opening Firefox for the first time. I've set it to Remember History and Not Delete Cookies. What else am I missing?

Asked by lfraven 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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In wayland-based linux, how do I completely disable the middle mouse button in firefox?

I'm using Fedora 32 and I have the middle mouse button disabled in the gnome tweak tool. But for whatever reason, Firefox seems to ignore this. What I really want is for … (read more)

I'm using Fedora 32 and I have the middle mouse button disabled in the gnome tweak tool. But for whatever reason, Firefox seems to ignore this. What I really want is for Firefox to stop closing tabs when I have the mouse cursor hovered over a tab and I touch the wrong part (the middle) of the touch pad. This is just a huge usability problem. I'm killing tabs all the time, sometimes with forms and email messages in them. Help?

Asked by middleton.ted 1 week ago

Answered by middleton.ted 4 days ago

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Open Firefox as a popup window - without URL or tab bars.

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars? My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet … (read more)

Is it possible to open Firefox from command line (or shortcut) without loading the URL or tab bars?

My current workaround is to load the URL and then click a bookmarklet which opens the tab in a popup window. Is there a way to open a link directly in a popup window?

I've scanned about:config to no avail, and it seems all the popup extensions just do what my bookmarklet does.

Ideally there would be a command line flag like --popup which does exactly that, but the closest thing I could find is --headless and --kiosk which don't work that way.

I also made a new profile named "popup" and intended to add extensions which hide the nav bar, but it looks like extensions aren't allowed to do that any more.

Asked by kevin 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Using Windows Live Mail for "Email Link" no longer works

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone… (read more)

I'm on Windows 10 but still use Windows Live Mail. I used to be able to click the "Email Link" icon on my Firefox toolbar to automatically mail the current URL to someone using Live Mail. I can go into Options>Applications>mailto and link it to xlmail.exe but I can't add the argument "/mailurl:%" to the end of the command line so that it properly constructs an email message. This used to work - does anybody have a suggestion (other than finally abandoning Live Mail or Firefox)?

Thanks.

Asked by tootill 3 weeks ago

Answered by tootill 3 weeks ago

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getting a error: "There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed."

I tried to log on AWS web console and I get the following error: There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed. unexpected character a… (read more)

I tried to log on AWS web console and I get the following error:

There was an error parsing the JSON document. The document may not be well-formed. unexpected character at line 1 column 1 In the inspector there is an error message: "Content Security Policy: The page’s settings observed the loading of a resource at inline (“default-src”). A CSP report is being sent." Everything works in chrome and edge

Asked by djdougan 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Why is the 78.0.1 download for MacOS called "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg" and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg"?

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/… (read more)

I got the pop-up about FF 78.0.1 so went to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/78.0.1/releasenotes/ and clicked on "Download Firefox" (https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/download/thanks/). The download dialogue (image attached) that appeared said that it wanted to download "Firefox 78.0.1esr.dmg". The "esr" in the filename surprised me, as I'm not on any ESR release train. Why is it named that and not "Firefox 78.0.1.dmg", similar to its predecessors?

Asked by Steve Chessin 1 week ago

Answered by Steve Chessin 1 week ago

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Working on Opera but not on Firefox or Chrome

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. An… (read more)

Hi Had an issue opening some websites since yesterday and have just discovered that they are working without issue on Opera but still not opening on Firefox or Chrome. Anyone got any suggestions please?

Asked by PsYAuM 1 week ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 week ago

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Cannot remove Adblock Plus extension

Hi, I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed.… (read more)

Hi,

I cannot find the way to remove the Adblock Plus extension for the life of me. It says "Can't be removed". I re-started in Safe-Mode, and it still cannot be removed. I did Firefox's "fresh re-install" thing, which is supposed to remove all extensions, and it's still there. Should I report the extension? Help.

Thanks

Asked by iluataj 3 weeks ago

Answered by iluataj 3 weeks ago

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Interal error message when trying to log into Web mail.

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Saf… (read more)

I'm getting an "Internal Error" message when trying to log into Web mail,since 6/28 when using Firefox. Been using Firefox for web mail for decades now w/no problems. Safari & Chrome working fine.

Asked by Beardog11 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Disable Firefox automatic restoring of previous session when Booting on Win 10

I'm using Win 10. How do i disable Firefox 77.0 from automatically restoring lots of windows from my last session upon startup of my computer? FYI, i just opened my Menu,… (read more)

I'm using Win 10. How do i disable Firefox 77.0 from automatically restoring lots of windows from my last session upon startup of my computer?

FYI, i just opened my Menu, and see that:

This is Uncheckmarked: ...Options > General > Restore Previous Session And this is Enabled: ....Add-Ons > Mange Your Extension

Asked by Ann&nymous 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Image elements out of position FF 77.0.1

Hi, I am developing a WYSIWYG site through Adobe Portfolio. When viewed in the editor, image elements are in the correct position. However, when viewed in FF, they are … (read more)

Hi,

I am developing a WYSIWYG site through Adobe Portfolio. When viewed in the editor, image elements are in the correct position.

However, when viewed in FF, they are a long way out of position. In Chrome and Edge, they are much better, but still out by a small amount.

Please see attached screen dumps.

Any ideas? I suspect it is a combination of coding generated by the editor and the way FF interprets the code.

Regards,

Steve

Asked by OzSteveC 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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Cannot Open Images downloaded via Firefox

Any image (png or jpeg) I download from the web I cannot open, I get an error message and the file size is always less than 300kb. I will go and download same image via c… (read more)

Any image (png or jpeg) I download from the web I cannot open, I get an error message and the file size is always less than 300kb. I will go and download same image via chrome and not have any issues.

Asked by Kyle Scoble 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Adding a Feature that Pauses Unused Tabs?

Hello! I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lo… (read more)

Hello!

I was wondering if there are any plans to add a feature like this (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/) to Firefox? I tend to keep lots of tabs open at once, and I'd love to be able to pause unused tabs without closing them. But I'd prefer to avoid giving an add-on access to all of my data. So I keep hoping that this type of feature will get incorporated into Firefox. Do you know if there are any plans like this?

Thanks so much in advance and for the work that you're doing!

Asked by C R 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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Incorrect display of the digit 9

Firefox occasionally displays the digit 9 as a dash "-". On any particular website this can occur on all pages, only some pages or on one part of a page and not another p… (read more)

Firefox occasionally displays the digit 9 as a dash "-". On any particular website this can occur on all pages, only some pages or on one part of a page and not another part of the same page. This occurs in the same places on Chrome and Opera but it does not occur on Safari. I have seen it occur on text sent from a website as well as on text I type. In one example, the font-family is Helvetica and the problem occurs on larger font-sizes but not smaller sizes sent from the website. In another example, when typing a credit card number, the font-size is typically small and the problem does occur. I am using Firefox version 77.0.1 on Mac OS 10.11.

Asked by fcl 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Browser url drop down

With the latest update to 77.0.1 the the little urlbar drop down is gone again. I use this all the time and there are usually 20 or sites I go to that it was nice to have… (read more)

With the latest update to 77.0.1 the the little urlbar drop down is gone again. I use this all the time and there are usually 20 or sites I go to that it was nice to have quick access to those urls. How can I restore it with the latest version of Firefox, the previous fixes that were posted do not work any more.

Thanks, Alan

Asked by apsphoto 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago