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Firefox Profile Compatibility

I am setting up a new desktop and want to copy my Firefox profile from one Linux desktop to another. In the past I have just used sync and then had to go thru the process… (read more)

I am setting up a new desktop and want to copy my Firefox profile from one Linux desktop to another. In the past I have just used sync and then had to go thru the process of making all the config adjustments and tweaking other settings that are not part of sync. I just copied over my Thunderbird profile and it was a perfect copy and paste. Unfortunately I have tried twice with FF and its not working. Keep getting the message that the profile being copied in is from an older version. That's not true however the one being copied in is from 77.0.1 and the new desktop being pasted into is 71.0. Any idea what I am doing wrong that's an easy fix? Thanks.

Asked by spur4 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Is it possible to change the settings for the auto-selection of the URL in the address bar?

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that … (read more)

Hi all, I just changed to Firefox ESR since some websites are not being correctly displayed in the "normal" firefox, this version works much better but I don't like that when I click in the address bar I have to double-click to select the URL, not like in the "normal" firefox, so, I just want to know if there is a way to change to when I click it automatically the URL gets selected. Thanks!

I am using Firefox Extended Support Release 68.10.0esr (64-bit) in MX Linux 19.2

Asked by TheGhost 1 week ago

Answered by ARMAN KHAN 1 week ago

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Udemy is not playing videos

Hi, The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented … (read more)

Hi,

The version of Firefox 68.9 on Linux CentOS 8.2 has problem playing videos from https://www.udemy.com Testing on macOS and Windows 10 the Udemy Courses are presented fine. I get dark video.

Asked by joseluisbz 2 weeks ago

Answered by James 2 weeks ago

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revert to Firefox opening in full screen

I followed the directions on a security site to protect online communication. It suggested one or more setting, which resulted in Firefox opening in a fixed size window b… (read more)

I followed the directions on a security site to protect online communication. It suggested one or more setting, which resulted in Firefox opening in a fixed size window by default. I would like to revert it back so that Firefox opens in full screen, but can't remember which settings were altered. Any suggestions on how to revert to full screen by default? Thanks in advance.

Asked by isatinov 2 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 weeks ago

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Lost all bookmarks, etc switching to eos version 68

duplicate of /questions/1292796 thread. i did check all boxes during the switch from one firefox version to eos but no bookmarks or anything were synched over. Is this r… (read more)

duplicate of /questions/1292796 thread.

i did check all boxes during the switch from one firefox version to eos but no bookmarks or anything were synched over. Is this repairable? Either way - keeping this version or going back to the previous one?

Asked by sertifiedjeenious 2 weeks ago

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Restrict which web sites can extensions run on

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website… (read more)

I would like to restrict which extensions can access data / run on which web sites. For instance I would like to restrict all extensions when I am using my bank's website, I would allow add blocking on all sites but I would not allow extensions that access my data on ebay, paypal, gmail, etc. Is there a way to do this per extension and per web site?

Asked by dean.mustakinov 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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Image upload issue: blank image

When uploading images in some web sites (such as web.whatsapp.com and others) the image is uploaded but it is blank/white, even if I visit the site with another browser I… (read more)

When uploading images in some web sites (such as web.whatsapp.com and others) the image is uploaded but it is blank/white, even if I visit the site with another browser I see only a blank image. When uploading to the same web site using other browser, for example Chrome, the image uploading has no issues and it is displayed correctly. I've already tried to disable the AdBlocker but nothing changes.

Asked by Masss 3 weeks ago

Answered by McCoy 3 weeks ago

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Why can't I see and access my Firefox add-ons?

As of Firefox 77.x on macOS 10.14.6 I cannot access or see any of my add-ons in the browser page interface. • I've 'reset' Firefox. • I've trashed the .plist file for Fir… (read more)

As of Firefox 77.x on macOS 10.14.6 I cannot access or see any of my add-ons in the browser page interface.

• I've 'reset' Firefox. • I've trashed the .plist file for Firefox. • I've gone through the traditional routine of trashing favicons.sqlite, favicons.sqlite-wal, places.sqlite, places.sqlite-shm, and places.sqlite-wal. • I've verified that all my add-ons are currently valid ON and valid. • I've turned off and on extensions to see if one of them is causing the problem. • I've Quit and rebooted Firefox between each of these steps.

Nothing is helping. This apparently is an entirely new situation from when I was seeing this problem in previous versions of Firefox when I was always successful at solving this specific problem.

What changed and what do I do now? This severely hobbles my ability and willingness to use Firefox browser. Please end this madness. I'm to the point of irate, after all this trouble with add-ons.

Derek Currie

Asked by Derek Currie 3 weeks ago

Answered by Derek Currie 3 weeks ago

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How can I customise/remove a default keyboard shortcut?

It's good to have those built-in shortcuts, but it's stupid you can't modify them. When I use this website I can't input the division sign by pressing / on the keypad bec… (read more)

It's good to have those built-in shortcuts, but it's stupid you can't modify them. When I use this website I can't input the division sign by pressing / on the keypad because it's the shortcut for Quick Find. I guess this is because the place to input is not a normal text box like in WolframAlpha , but part of the whole webpage(?). Add the function to customise shortcuts is much easier than let Firefox recognise and deal with this situation, I think. In fact, most software supports customising shortcuts, so I'm surprised to find there's no way for Firefox to do that.

Asked by WANGtheneighbor 1 month ago

Answered by McCoy 1 month ago

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Extensions does not work when profile copied to another computer

Dear audience I have troubles that when I copy Firefox profile to another computer, the web extensions does not work. Sometimes helps to restart Firefox to safe-mode and … (read more)

Dear audience

I have troubles that when I copy Firefox profile to another computer, the web extensions does not work.

Sometimes helps to restart Firefox to safe-mode and then back to normal. But always works when on a new computer I disable extensions and enabled them back on.

If I remember correctly, this behavior started with Firefox 68.

OS: Windows 10 Firefox: 77.0.1, 64bit, English

Do anyone know why this is happening, and hot to correct it? Is there any preference that should be modified?

Thank you and cheers

Asked by crssi 3 weeks ago

Answered by crssi 3 weeks ago

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On login to AOL webmail getting "bad message 431 request header fields too large"

Just started yesterday. Unable to login to AOL webmail. Get "bad message 431 reason: request header fields too large" Appears to be specific to Firefox, as I am able to l… (read more)

Just started yesterday. Unable to login to AOL webmail. Get "bad message 431 reason: request header fields too large"

Appears to be specific to Firefox, as I am able to login successfully with Brave.

FF68.9 esr. Mac 10.13.6 High Sierra

Nothing has changed on my end. No idea how to fix or if it's just something at the AOL end suddenly objecting to Firefox.

Asked by mvk87 3 weeks ago

Answered by mvk87 3 weeks ago

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bookmark all tabs of all open windows

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all the… (read more)

I would like to make a bookmark file with all the tabs in all the open windows, organised by window. The final goal is to be able to open all Firefox windows with all their respective tabs in another browser, like Vivaldi; alternatively, to time stamp various such bookmark files, and open all the window with all their tabs I had open in Firefox, say, 8 months ago. Please have a look at the screenshot attached: it seems that the menu button Bookmarks → Bookmarks All Tabs makes bookmarks only of the tabs of the upper-most window. Thank you for any help.

Asked by adrianf 6 months ago

Answered by cor-el 6 months ago

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How will I be able to keep v68-based Firefox ESR during the Jul-Sep 2020 "overlap period"?

Just planning ahead here... I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I hav… (read more)

Just planning ahead here...

I have Firefox 68.9.0esr (the latest esr version). I have Firefox set to “check for updates but let me decide whether to install them.” I have read that a new version of esr based on Firefox 78 will be released on June 30, 2020, but that there will be an approx 3-month overlap period during which one can alternatively choose to use additional 68.xx esr updates.

If I want to take advantage of this overlap period and keep using an up-to-date 68esr as long as possible, how would I do so? After June 30, will I be offered only 78esr versions, or will I be offered the “overlap” 68.xx? If the answer is that I will be offered 78esr as of June 30, how can I obtain the overlap 68 esr updates instead?

Thanks.

Asked by Rick216 1 month ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 month ago

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changing the new tab backround

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset… (read more)

hello i would like to know if there is a way i can have a backround when i open a new tab on firefox. like google chrome safar they have a pretty backround (like a sunset) and there is the serch bar but when i open firefox there is just a white page with my visited sites is there a way i can set a backround of my own like upploding a picture or do i have to use an extension?

(sorry for my english its my second lauguage)

Asked by mattia 1 month ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 month ago

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How to shut firefox up about updates

I'm running Firefox 68.9.0 ESR, and it keeps whining about an update being available. I don't care, because every time I update, one of the extensions I use every day is… (read more)

I'm running Firefox 68.9.0 ESR, and it keeps whining about an update being available. I don't care, because every time I update, one of the extensions I use every day is disabled without my permission. How do I get firefox to shut up about it once and for all? In other words, where is the "do not check for updates" command hidden, or, how else can I shut this thing up? I have, in the past, liked firefox, but it has, over the last few years, supported less and less of features I use daily, at a minimum, many times/day for most.

So how do I shut these annoying alerts about an update I have NO intention of installing off? "You can't" is not a valid answer. Nor is "just upgrade and lose half of the stuff (again) that you use all the time." Sorry if I sound angry, but these constant annoyances (and Thunderbird is doing the same---so same question for it here) are really getting on my nerves.

I have Firefox almost working the way it should. Still can't click in a bookmark toolbar bookmark and then click on "add bookmark here" like I could. That was one of those I used about 10--30 times per day, depending on what I was working on.

Thanks.

Asked by jim174 1 month ago

Answered by jim174 1 month ago