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"%gmail" in address bar vs "%gmail" in bookmarks/favourites

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes). You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the … (read more)

I like to have a lot of tabs opened (some aren't loaded, but the count of tabs goes to ~400 sometimes).

You can write "%gmail" in address/search bar and it will find the gmail tab if any is opened. But you can't do this with a simple click. That's why my "go to gmail" sequence is now Ctrl+T, %gmail, down arrow, enter. I'd suggest an option to allow for %gmail in "bookmarks bar" (I'm not sure how do you name it in English, but what I mean is the toolbar of favourites addresses or - simply - in favourites.)

What do you think? I've read about https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Add-ons/WebExtensions/API/tabs , but as I understand, I can't use it in a "favourite".

Asked by Kamil Barański 1 day ago

Answered by cor-el 44 minutes ago

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Website doesn't reload in FF

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020 Th… (read more)

Hello all -- I'm trying to follow a cricket match on https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19497/game/1225249/england-vs-west-indies-3rd-test-west-indies-in-england-2020

They helpfully provide a reload every minute or so to keep you up to date with the scores and action. It works in Chrome and Edge but not in FF. I've told FF to allow pop-ups for this site but I can't seem to get it to work - I have to keep reloading the page manually.

Is there a way I can get the constrantly-reloading site to work automatically on FF?

78.0.2/W10

Thanks for any pointers.

Asked by tadpole1 1 week ago

Answered by child_duckling 1 week ago

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History of old profile

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All… (read more)

So I rested my Windows 10 yesterday and I reinstalled Firefox which I was fine with because I had enabled Sync. It was fine except my history was not restored at all. All my bookmarks and passwords were fine and there was not a loss of data in those two. Now, I found my old Firefox profile (I'm guessing it is the old one) in the Windows.old folder and I have a new profile now (obviously). Is there a way to retrieve the history from the old profile? Also, does the Sync feature not sync the browser history?

Asked by srini0203 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Firefox don't ask microphone and camera permission when in iFrame

Hello, When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!),… (read more)

Hello,

When a page inside <iframe> request permission of using microphone or camera, the firefox don't ask permission (the asking permission panel don't show up!), below is an example:

if you directly open https://meet.jit.si/test123 in firefox, the Firefox will ask microphone and camera permission from the user but if you open https://test.spacex.ml/ which put https://meet.jit.si/test123 in an iframe then FIrefox don't ask any permission and refuse user to use microphone and camera!

Please help, thanks!

Asked by gamingtips 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 days ago

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Making Allow Location a permanent thing possible?

I use 2 or 3 websites (in the UK) regularly which allows me to check local stock of items I want to buy and then collect. I use Page info and change the Allow Location / … (read more)

I use 2 or 3 websites (in the UK) regularly which allows me to check local stock of items I want to buy and then collect. I use Page info and change the Allow Location / Permissions to do this. Every time I restart FF or re start my Mac or FF does an update these chosen settings are lost and reverts to default. How can I make this setting a permanent thing, it's a bit irritating not to be able to Save this preference. (FF v78.0.2esr / Mac 10.11.6)

Asked by kryten 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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privacy.resistFingerprinting=false not being saved

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=t… (read more)

One of my Windows 10 PCs running Firefox is not remembering my setting privacy.resistFingerprinting=false. After each restart if reverts to privacy.resistFingerprinting=true.

Has anyone experienced and solved this problem previously? Which config file is this setting stored in outside of FF?

Firefox is on latest release (v79) but this has been persistant across previous releases as well. Thanks

Asked by webby2019 5 days ago

Answered by webby2019 3 days ago

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Pages are unreadable

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in … (read more)

Not every page put some turn into a useless jumble. If I use Chrome they look fine. Sometimes the pages are readable with Safari and sometimes not. I reloaded Firefox in hope of that solving the issue but to no avail. Hope you can help. Eunice

Asked by euniceockerman 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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How to change what Firefox does when you click on an entry in the Downloads selection?

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine. Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a sele… (read more)

When I click on a link to a document (a PDF in my case), I'm asked for a location to store it. That's fine.

Now, if I click on the Downloads button in the Toolbar, a selection with all downloaded files opens. How do I specify/change the application used to open the file if I select it there?

Firefox 78.0.2 (64-bit) Mozilla Firefox for Ubuntu canonical - 1.0

Asked by scholz 6 days ago

Answered by scholz 4 days ago

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Firefox Update 79.0 from Version 78.0.2 64bit Windows 10

Hello Community, I'm new here ;) My Question is: Why didn't the new version 79.0 install itself automatic like the other versions did before? I should download it from th… (read more)

Hello Community,

I'm new here ;)

My Question is:

Why didn't the new version 79.0 install itself automatic like the other versions did before? I should download it from the Homepage and install it (maybe deinstall the Browser before). I got v.78.0.2 64bit on a Windows 10 desktop.

Thank you, friendly regards,

Robert

Asked by Robert 4 days ago

Answered by Standard8 4 days ago

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nasty cookie banner

Bonjour ( from France ) I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome. These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to… (read more)

Bonjour ( from France )

I am submitting to you a problem that only appears with your browser and not with Chrome.

These are the cookies that I have configured on my PC to refuse them, it's my choice!

I accept them occasionally when certain sites I visit ask me to

When I connect to my portal, Orange in this case, I always have this banner (see the print sceen attached) which appears each time either by opening my inbox on each of the messages, or by consulting different subjects presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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nasty cookie banner 3 of 3

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297217] end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one Of course I could … (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297217]
end of my question there are three messages the two before are to collate with this one

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 4 days ago

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nasty cookie banner

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1297214] presented by the home page. In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks th… (read more)

Locking this thread.
Please continue here: [/questions/1297214]
presented by the home page.

In vain I answer that I accept or refuse, it works on a few selection clicks then the banner reappears!

It's very very annoying

So I switch to Chrome and I don't have this pb so I conclude that it comes from Firefox!

I am retired from IT with 50 years in the business and I do not understand this bug.

Could you delete this permanent alert, especially since it has only appeared for a very few years.

Of course I could do without Firefox and use Chrome as my default browser, but I prefer Mozilla to Google.

Thank you in advance for your answer and remove this headband that breaks our feet.

Loïc Barreau France xxxxxxx.xxxx@xxxxxxx.xx

Asked by barreau.loic 4 days ago

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Firefox Address Bar

Multiple questions, all somewhat related: 1. Why is it when I click into the address bar, I get a drop down with several options: Search with Google, youtube, Facebook, r… (read more)

Multiple questions, all somewhat related: 1. Why is it when I click into the address bar, I get a drop down with several options: Search with Google, youtube, Facebook, reddit, wikipedia, twitter? (see photo). All I want to do is type in an address and go to another site. I shouldn't be blasted with other options.

2. When I start typing in the address bar, the above options go away (thankfully) but then I get a double-repeat drop down of what I'm typing in the address bar. Is this really necessary....that I get what I've typed listed 3 separate times? What I've actually typed in the address bar, then a 2nd time that says "visit" after it, and then another line with the google symbol with what I've typed (again, see photos). Is this really necessary? Why not just the one line I've typed? The other two are useless and seem to indicate I really need confirmation that what I typed is what I meant.

I've already turned off the "use the address bar for search and navigation" option (see photo).

Basically, I want the navigation bar to be used ONLY for navigation. I've got a search bar in the toolbar for searches.

Tony

Asked by tpholt 6 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago