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Programmatically edit browser history

Hi Firefox, A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited? … (read more)

Hi Firefox,

A site I visited recently moved to another URL. Is there a way to edit my browser history so I can still be able to keep track of which pages I have visited?

For example:

if I have visited

https://site-old.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-old.com/topic1/page2.html

I want my browser history to also contain

https://site-new.com/topic1/page1.html https://site-new.com/topic1/page2.html

So I can see that I have already visited the page1 and page2 on topic1 as the link color would be purple

Would I be able to script something in a developer console and achieve that? Or would I need to program a plugin?

thanks!

Asked by xusword1 3 months ago

Answered by xusword1 3 months ago

How do I paste unformatted text into Firefox ?

I'm trying to paste text into a text field so that I can list stuff for sale on eBay. When I paste what I've written in my word processor (LibreOffice) the text I paste … (read more)

I'm trying to paste text into a text field so that I can list stuff for sale on eBay. When I paste what I've written in my word processor (LibreOffice) the text I paste will not change to the text style I have preset in the text field for my eBay listing. If I were doing this in another word processor I would be able to use a Paste Special command so that the text I'm pasting would automatically change to fit the text style already in use in the document.

Does Firefox not support this ???? Why Not?????

Asked by jcs1234 4 months ago

Last reply by Terry 3 months ago

Remove incorrect entry in drop down address bar

When trying to go to my bank's site, an entry appears in the url drop down box that is suspiciously similar to my bank's address and I want to delete it. The instruction… (read more)

When trying to go to my bank's site, an entry appears in the url drop down box that is suspiciously similar to my bank's address and I want to delete it. The instructions that I found in Firefox help do not work (i.e. highlight it using only the cursor, then hit delete or control delete or shift delete. I am using Firefox 97.0.1 (64-bit) with Windows 10.

Is there a new way to do this?

Asked by john_berndt 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Picture in picture

I was able to zoom the video that is picture in pictured until yesterday. When I tried to do that today, i cannot do that. I cannot find any settings or solutions to fix … (read more)

I was able to zoom the video that is picture in pictured until yesterday. When I tried to do that today, i cannot do that. I cannot find any settings or solutions to fix this problem. I can zoom in/out when I am normally watching YouTube (not full screen). Sorry my English is not good, but hope you understand my question and answer it:) Thanks.

Asked by tokyo2020 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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How can I retrieve the current profile path & name from a command line?

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the exist… (read more)

I'm trying to create a DOS batch file to clear the current profile's cache (web site data only, not cookies). I have it working fine using a hard-coded path of the existing profile (I only have one profile), but I'd like it to remain viable in case a newer profile is created for whatever reason. Is there a way to retrieve the path into a variable?

Thank you!

Asked by mike.fairleigh 3 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 3 months ago

How to go to previous page without reloading it?

How can I make it so that if I press a certain key, for example Backspace, it goes to the previous page but without reloading the data? For example if I go to reddit.com/… (read more)

How can I make it so that if I press a certain key, for example Backspace, it goes to the previous page but without reloading the data?

For example if I go to reddit.com/new and click on one of the links, I want to be able to backspace afterwards and still look at the original page of news instead of having it refresh to a new set of links.

Asked by lsmurf 3 months ago

Last reply by lsmurf 3 months ago

How to show actual real link in hover bar

Links that appear in a Facebook page appear like this: https:<etc>mypolice.page.link/d... But actually goes to: https:<etc>l.facebook.com<etc>l.php?u=ht… (read more)

Links that appear in a Facebook page appear like this: https:<etc>mypolice.page.link/d... But actually goes to: https:<etc>l.facebook.com<etc>l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fmypolice.page.link%2Fd...

Fair enough. The link text doesn't have to be the same as the URL it's going to.

But the "hover" link that shows at the bottom of the screen is *extremely* misleading, because it doesn't show the real link - it doesn't show where it actually is going. If I right click a link and Copy Link, then I can see the real destination by pasting it in a text file.

How do I change the hover "status bar" text to show the actual, real destination of a link?

Asked by PeterL777 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

Ad Blocker extension

I believe that your ad blocker can read my passwords and usernames entered on my Web Pages. I am extremely concerned about this, it would compromise my on line banking ac… (read more)

I believe that your ad blocker can read my passwords and usernames entered on my Web Pages. I am extremely concerned about this, it would compromise my on line banking activities. Perhaps I have misunderstood your notes, I am 92 years of age

Asked by johnwyatt81 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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How can I get a Google Search shortcut back on Firefox Home Page?

I accidentally unpinned the Google Search shortcut on my Firefox Home. You know, the one that has a little magnifying glass in bottom right of the icon. How can I get it … (read more)

I accidentally unpinned the Google Search shortcut on my Firefox Home. You know, the one that has a little magnifying glass in bottom right of the icon. How can I get it back?

Asked by akbarkhon.variskhanov 3 months ago

Answered by akbarkhon.variskhanov 3 months ago

How do you format the download destination path?

Say, for example, I want the download path to be "MyDownloadDirectory/%yyyy/%yyyy.%mm" which means "Change the download path every month to a folder named after the curre… (read more)

Say, for example, I want the download path to be "MyDownloadDirectory/%yyyy/%yyyy.%mm" which means "Change the download path every month to a folder named after the current year and the current month inside a folder named after the current year".

Many non-browser applications allow me to do this, but for some reason browsers generally don't have that option. I was thinking that there was a way to do this in Firefox.

What is a way to do this? If it's not possible in vanilla Firefox, is there an extension available for this?

Asked by mister.gt771 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

Print preview

Hi, I've spent a fair bit of time trying to get the preview back. I wish i didn't have auto updates now. I've followed the config box instructions and typed in <print.… (read more)

Hi, I've spent a fair bit of time trying to get the preview back. I wish i didn't have auto updates now. I've followed the config box instructions and typed in <print.tab_modal.enabled = false> but nothing happens even when i push Enter. Nothing. Why was it changed? This is why I don't use Chrome or any other because preview was a great feature plus it saved a LOT of paper etc etc. Cheers, Terry

Asked by bevter 3 months ago

Last reply by bevter 3 months ago

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How do I search in the U.S. only when I am in the U.K.?

I saw in a forum a few years back that it's not possible to change your settings to search in another country than the one you are in. (I want to search U.S. websites but… (read more)

I saw in a forum a few years back that it's not possible to change your settings to search in another country than the one you are in. (I want to search U.S. websites but am in the U.K.) I can't believe that would still be true in 2022.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Jean

Asked by jeankilpatrick27 3 months ago

Answered by jeankilpatrick27 3 months ago

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How to have uninterruptible full screen

There are some browser games that are best played full screen, but I can't seem to find a way to keep the "helpful" menu from popping up over my game when the mouse hits … (read more)

There are some browser games that are best played full screen, but I can't seem to find a way to keep the "helpful" menu from popping up over my game when the mouse hits the top edge of the screen. The best I can do is not play full screen, and detach the tab of my game to minimize the amount of tabs visible (and clickable) but there are still these "landmines" on the screen that actively sabotage playing the game without having the handicap of firefox taking over and messing with the screen.

Is there any way to completely disable the popups from a fullscreen mode, show no toolbars, tabs, or anything else (except when exiting fullscreen mode via the keyboard.) I want the mouse to have no interaction with changing the display except for the game itself.

Playing http://slither.io is a good example of what I'm talking about.

Thanks!

CS

Asked by cs2991 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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old connected services

So I've been doing a lot of distro-hopping over the last couple of years and every install has an instance of firefox + assorted info in the "Connected Services" list. I … (read more)

So I've been doing a lot of distro-hopping over the last couple of years and every install has an instance of firefox + assorted info in the "Connected Services" list. I can log out of them individually, but this is going to take a daft amount of time. I really do mean "a lot of distrohopping". There must be at least 300 entries, probably more. Can I 'log out of all devices' and then back in to clear the list? The alternative would seem to be to export everything, then make a new account and import it back.

As an aside, in the course of chasing this feature down I discovered that it's no longer possible to remove old devices from your Google account.

Thanks I've been a firefox user since the first Beta of the then named Mozilla Sunbird. Always loved it. Always recommended it to anyone who would stand still long enough to listen, as the saying goes.

Asked by davidhands99 8 months ago

Last reply by Rhonda 3 months ago

Sometimes Control+Left Click doesn't open a new tab in the background, rather then foreground.

Is there any way of making sure it works consistently? I need to right click then click "Open Link in New Tab" to have it work reliably. Maybe something in about:config… (read more)

Is there any way of making sure it works consistently? I need to right click then click "Open Link in New Tab" to have it work reliably. Maybe something in about:config? Using latest Win7 64 bit Firefox. I've noticed this for probably 2 years now at least. Not sure if it ever worked 100%.

Asked by moz2u 3 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago