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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 1 month 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 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 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 2 months ago

Answered by jim174 2 months ago

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Firefox opening all web pages with Weird characters

Couple of days ago I opened the Firefox but I saw it keeps opening all web pages with weird characters, I uninstalled it completely, refresh it on safe mode with no add-o… (read more)

Couple of days ago I opened the Firefox but I saw it keeps opening all web pages with weird characters, I uninstalled it completely, refresh it on safe mode with no add-ons, I see there is no problem with any other browsers suck as chrome or waterfox and others, this problem is only on Firefox...I removed all cookies and everything but still problem going, I use laptop windows 10 with last updates on it...I tried everything available on web sites but no work...I didn't do any changes in about:config...please help me out with this issue, thanks

Asked by dave1music 2 months ago

Answered by dave1music 2 months ago

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Show bookmarks by default

IIRC, in v60.x ESR the icon at top used to display bookmarks by default, and you could also look at history. Perhaps I'm remembering it wrong (It's the icon that looks li… (read more)

IIRC, in v60.x ESR the icon at top used to display bookmarks by default, and you could also look at history. Perhaps I'm remembering it wrong (It's the icon that looks like 3 books with the 4th leaning to the left.

In v68.8.0esr which is now installed it shows "Recent Highlights". I want to get the old behavior back. The following will remove the recent highlights (except the title "recent highlights"). But the bookmarks are not shown unless I click on Bookmarks.

#appMenu-library-recentHighlights { display: none !important; }

How do I get the old behavior back?

I know I can add an extra icon (display bookmarks menu), but I'd still need the other one to access history. Perhaps if there were a History icon and a bookmarks icon, that would do as I don't use sync, and there is already the downloads icon, and I don't need the Pocket List.

Asked by TanyaC 2 months ago

Answered by TanyaC 2 months ago

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Restore old version of Firefox and profile

I was running just "regular" Firefox on my Windows laptop. Yesterday my help desk had me upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release to install a corporate email security… (read more)

I was running just "regular" Firefox on my Windows laptop. Yesterday my help desk had me upgrade to Firefox Extended Support Release to install a corporate email security certificate. I did not know when I installed this version of Firefox that it would overwrite my existing browser, and when it did, I lost all of my add-ins, extensions, bookmarks, etc. I'm hoping to be able to restore my old profile with all of the existing data I had. If I have to "downgrade" to regular Firefox I think that's fine since I just needed the ESR to install the security cert and that's complete now.

I looked on the about:profiles page and I have two other profiles, default and june19 (I presume the latter is from June 2019?), but I don't know how to determine which one is the preferred one. When I clicked Launch profile in new browser, it instructed me to create a new profile to protect my information and I hesitated to do that because I'm trying to restore an old profile, not create a new one. In case you can't tell, I'm not an advanced software user, so give instructions like you would to a 5-year-old or your grandma... lol. Thanks in advance!

Asked by amy.enderson 2 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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Amazon Prime Video Widevine - Continuation from Archived of 4 Months ago

I can't watch Amazon Prime videos using Firefox 76.0 - 32 bit on Linux Mint 19.3 - 32bit. I do appreciate that this became a long standing battle, judging by the archived… (read more)

I can't watch Amazon Prime videos using Firefox 76.0 - 32 bit on Linux Mint 19.3 - 32bit. I do appreciate that this became a long standing battle, judging by the archived material but has the towel now been thrown in? Root cause seems to be that the Widevine plugin has been withdrawn from Firefox and that being so, there must be a good reason.

When the question was archived with a tick was placed on the best answer. That the Widevine plugin can no longer be added from within Firefox, suggests to me that it is now game over. Am I being too pessimistic?

I don't want work-arounds that never seem to last long in this area, ideally I am looking for a permanent fix on the lines that Google will co-operate and promise not to move the goal-posts without supplying the information needed to Mozilla in order to update Firefox first, so that the Widevine plugin can be made available once again and all be covered under Linux updates.

An outright refusal in the above assessment, if correct, would at least demonstrate that the matter was political and that the solution to it is necessarily political too. Something that could likely gain traction in Europe at least.

Any reply welcome, thanks.

Asked by Linux Lover 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Time is wrong/Only In FF/4hrs fast

Hello, My time is wrong in Firefox. When I see the time stamps of my productivity on any social or business site, they are about 4 hours ahead. In other browsers (Chrome… (read more)

Hello,

My time is wrong in Firefox. When I see the time stamps of my productivity on any social or business site, they are about 4 hours ahead. In other browsers (Chrome & Edge), everything is fine. In Windows, my time is properly set. This includes my Time Zone in Control Panel as well.

I have uninstalled Firefox, restarted, and did a fresh install. I am having the same issue.

Asked by sam41rocks 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Unable to play YouTube videos

YouTube videos (both embeded and on website) seem to load (I can see thumbnails when I hover cursor over timeline) but will throw "An error occurred. Please try again lat… (read more)

YouTube videos (both embeded and on website) seem to load (I can see thumbnails when I hover cursor over timeline) but will throw "An error occurred. Please try again later." when I click play.

Youtube debug info: "errorCode": "fmt.decode", "errorMessage": "An error occurred. Please try again later.", "wr": "GENERIC_WITHOUT_LINK"

This also happens in Private Browsing and Safe mode (addons disabled) in Firefox 75.0 and 76.0.1 (different user profiles) This issue does not occur in other browsers I have installed (Chromium, Iridium, Google C, and Pale Moon)

Everything was working fine a few hours ago, I have made no hardware, software or config changes.


EDIT: Just noticed the edit button, added a cropped screenshot of the issue.

Asked by CJ 2 months ago

Answered by CJ 2 months ago

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folders pane missing from gmail

My Folders Pane has entirely disappeared from Gmail. If I move my cursor to the left of the screen I DO NOT get a double arrow that allows me to retrieve the pane. I … (read more)

My Folders Pane has entirely disappeared from Gmail. If I move my cursor to the left of the screen I DO NOT get a double arrow that allows me to retrieve the pane. I am NOT missing individual folders; I am missing the whole pane. I attach screenshot.

The folders pane is NOT missing from a different email app I sometimes use - Fastmail

My gmail account is working in Chrome on my android phone and android tablet. The problem is only in Mozilla on this computer.

I am running Linux Mint 19.2 Tina with Ubuntu 18.04 base bionic, Cinnamon 4.2.3. Restarting the computer and Firefox does not help.

Any help you can provide will be much appreciated. Maybe the answer is to uninstall and then reinstall Firefox and Thunderbird? Would prefer something easier.

Thanks!!!!

Asked by jimwick.vt 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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Window size not remembered

Whenever I open a new window, it starts in a certain standard size (at least in Firefox 77). In earlier versions it would always open "maximised". So for me this behaviou… (read more)

Whenever I open a new window, it starts in a certain standard size (at least in Firefox 77). In earlier versions it would always open "maximised". So for me this behaviour changed (not sure exactly in which version it changed). Since I use my browser almost always with maximised windows, I have to maximise manually all the time now, and that is inconvenient. How can I get the old behaviour back? Preferably I would be able to establish a size I like (maximised, or otherwise as big a size as I set), and then save those settings for the future. Alternatively, I would also be happy if Firefox remembers the size of the window I closed latest. Is there any way to accomplish this?

Asked by M 2 months ago

Answered by McCoy 2 months ago

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403 forbidden error for "https://www.openculture.com/freemoviesonline"

This site is not opening in FF, will open in Edge. Disabled Ghostery, tracking protection in FF still not working. Added to exceptions list in Privacy Badger, no joy. Tri… (read more)

This site is not opening in FF, will open in Edge. Disabled Ghostery, tracking protection in FF still not working. Added to exceptions list in Privacy Badger, no joy. Tried reset of browser with Ctrl+F5, and also enabled popups for this domain.

Asked by davidnum 2 months ago

Answered by davidnum 2 months ago

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Multiaccount Containers Addon Downloading But Not Appearing In Toolbar in Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent versi… (read more)

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent version of Ubuntu 20.04. All addons appear in the toolbar except these 2. I've tried installing these 2 first. I've tried installing them last, then disabling all the other addons, uninstalling them and reinstalling them. Nothing will make them appear in the toolbar, yet they appear as enabled when they display under the addons > extensions. Also, hitting the extension shortcuts will not bring up the addon interaction screen for any of the addons, e.g. Ctrl U or Ctrl <period> or whatever the relevant shortcut command is. This appears to only be an issue with FRESH Firefox install, because on my other computer running Windows 10 I've had the Multiaccount Containers Addon in the toolbar for 6 months without issue through many older versions of Firefox; and after I updated (rather than fresh install) to this latest version the Multiaccount Containers Addon remains in the toolbar without issue.

Can anyone suggest how I can get theMultiaccount Containers Addon and Temporary Containers Addon to appear in the toolbar? And why are none of the extension shortcuts working - could I be executing them on the wrong screen? I've been trying them on the Addons > Extensions screen.

Asked by sandstrom1 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago

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FF leaks my info to google... why?

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu". As i'… (read more)

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu".

As i'm using ubuntu that might not seem strange, but it's strange to me because I use this addon which is supposed to spoof my browser and O/S and also in about config I have: privacy.resistFingerprinting and "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled"' both set to "true".

Can anyone tell me how google is able to detect this info?

And seeing as the about:config settings dont seem to work... how i'm able to stop it?

Asked by Davidddeee 3 months ago

Answered by philipp 3 months ago

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Website icons are displayed as white boxes

I have a problem that occurs on most websites that use icons. All icons show up as blank white boxes, including Google Maps and Wunderground Map. I've attached a screensh… (read more)

I have a problem that occurs on most websites that use icons. All icons show up as blank white boxes, including Google Maps and Wunderground Map. I've attached a screenshot of Wundermap below as an example. I assume its due to some sort of security setting, but I'm not sure which one.

My extensions are DarkReader, uBlock Origin, HTTPS everywhere, and Privacy Badger, but the problem persists even when I disable all of those extensions.

Asked by Rocket 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 2 months ago

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How to migrate profiles when upgrading from one ESR minor version to another, e.g. from ESR 68.x to ESR 68.y?

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we wou… (read more)

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we would like to upgrade from 68.4.2 to the current 68.8.

I am aware that as of Firefox 67 a dedicated profile version is used for each Firefox version (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation).

I had assumed that as it is only a minor upgrade of the same ESR version a new profile would not be necessary, however it creates a new empty profile by default.

The suggested solution to use Firefox Sync is not an option as creating Firefox Sync accounts for all our users would even be more overhead.

Is it indended behaviour that new profiles are created for the same ESR (major) version? Is there a simple way to migrate existing profiles?

Thanks.

Asked by junk-code 2 months ago

Answered by junk-code 2 months ago

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Error : This form has expired. Please refresh and try again.

Hello I'm Faced with this Error : "This form has expired. Please refresh and try again." after submitting login info on this website redshift3d.com , Page logs in norma… (read more)

Hello

I'm Faced with this Error : "This form has expired. Please refresh and try again."

after submitting login info on this website redshift3d.com ,

Page logs in normally on Chrome

Things to Know:

  • Browser: Firefox Developer Edition : v77.0b6 (64-bit)
  • OS: Freshly installed Windows 10

Things I Tried

  • Disable all addons
  • Login from Private window (has no addons enabled)

Asked by NadimX 2 months ago

Answered by cor-el 2 months ago