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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 5 hours ago

Answered by Steve Chessin 2 hours 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 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days 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 6 hours ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 hours 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 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week 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 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 23 hours 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 day ago

Answered by cor-el 1 day 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 4 weeks ago

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Bookmarks gone after update - tried everything!

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doe… (read more)

Hello helpers! I have lost my bookmarks and several add-ons after latest install (77.0.1). I can't find old profiles to use and restoring to an older bookmarks backup doesn't work either; I get an error message "unable to process the backup file - but it does at least see the last relevant version from 10.6.2020.

To compound the problem, whist working my way through several solutions offered on these forums, I hit the Refresh Firefox button, which created an Old Firefox Data folder on my desktop - but seems to only contains the new stuff after today's upgrade) AND I also reset my Firefox password and got the message that Personal Data will be lost so that has added to the problem. Basically a massive mess!

Can I revert to the older Version of Firefox or using an old computer backup or is there another way to fix this?? It's nearly 3000 bookmarks going way back to 2014 - I'd be gutted to lose it all.

I appreciate any help - thanks in advance! Nicole

Asked by nicole.heinzel 2 weeks ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 weeks ago

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Sync no longer synchronizes any elements

Hello, Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I… (read more)

Hello,

Since 3-4 days, Sync no longer synchronizes any elements, from one device to another i no longer have access to my passwords saved in Lockwise or my shared tabs. I tried to disconnect all my devices then reconnect, i "forced" synchro, i installed the Lockwise Android app on my phone but but the sync runs in a vacuum so the app doesnt seem to download my data & credentials...

What can i do more to recover my data or restore sync ?

Asked by Jinx 6 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 3 days ago

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Cannot find bookmark manager

Show me how to find the bookmark manager I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more). I had several machines with different purpose… (read more)

Show me how to find the bookmark manager

I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more).

I had several machines with different purposes and when I got a Firefox account, I signed them all in. Now the bookmarks are chaotic, and I want to combine them in a more rational way. I need a real manager that allows me to do this. I'm sure there is one, but I cannot find it.

Currently FF 77.0.1, according to help.

Asked by Kevin 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 4 days ago

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Desktop shortcut not working

I am having a problem with creating a "workable" desktop shortcut for the Walmart grocery website. (I do not have problems with any other shortcuts I have created, only … (read more)

I am having a problem with creating a "workable" desktop shortcut for the Walmart grocery website. (I do not have problems with any other shortcuts I have created, only the Walmart website shortcut). The problem only began recently, as I have had a shortcut on my desktop for Walmart for months now. When the website locked up on me one day I deleted the original shortcut I had at that time, and I have tried many times since to create another one, but none will work. I am able to click and drag, from the Walmart website, to the desktop, to create the shortcut, however when I click on the shortcut to open it I only get a blank page. This is ONLY with the Walmart shortcut I create. What's going on, and why is this happening! It's infuriating!

Asked by ahart4all 5 days ago

Answered by the-edmeister 5 days ago

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a very important Favorites Bar url link no longer works.

An important url link no longer works. The Icon I used was working for years. Is it possible it is blocked? I use the required link to login to my IRA and I get a blank s… (read more)

An important url link no longer works. The Icon I used was working for years. Is it possible it is blocked? I use the required link to login to my IRA and I get a blank screen with a note - Try Again. The link works in Private Browsing window. I can get it to work on my cell phone, Windows Explorer also.This link is very important to me. I have searched to no end to see if it was blocked. Is it safe to use Private Browser? I do not know how to setup Private Windows. What do I do to get the link working again from my Favorites bar?

Asked by Neons 4 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Pop-ups: Firefox keeps forgetting allowed websites

For quite some time now I have to notice that Firefox keeps forgetting the addresses of websites that I have allowed to open pop-ups. I used such a pop-up site just yest… (read more)

For quite some time now I have to notice that Firefox keeps forgetting the addresses of websites that I have allowed to open pop-ups. I used such a pop-up site just yesterday, the computer has in hibernation over night - and now Firefox blocked opening such a pop-up again, the list of allowed sites is empty.

Asked by berndleutenecker 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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Better Web Partners

I am willing to consider paying for Better Web with Scroll, but while Firefox says that it has partnered with "dozens" of organizations, it does not list most of them. I … (read more)

I am willing to consider paying for Better Web with Scroll, but while Firefox says that it has partnered with "dozens" of organizations, it does not list most of them. I do not use any of the services it does list, so my subscription would not go to any organizations at all if this is a comprehensive list. Is there any list of all the organizations it has partnered with? Will this list be available on an ongoing basis to ensure transparency? Will organizations be able to sign up freely?

This is really just a paid version of Brave, and Better Web would need to demonstrate that it has distinct advantages over that browser to make it truly worthwhile. So far, they have not done a great job of demonstrating that they have those advantages. I am ready to be convinced, because I trust and respect Mozilla, but have not been yet.

Asked by Reid Branson 4 days ago

Answered by Seburo 4 days ago