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Controlling how recently refreshed pages appear in History

If I visit a page that I have previously visited some time ago, it is — as expected — brought to the top of my History (when sorted by "last visited"). However, if I revi… (read more)

If I visit a page that I have previously visited some time ago, it is — as expected — brought to the top of my History (when sorted by "last visited").

However, if I revisit or refresh a page that I had visited only a short time before — say, ten minutes ago — it is not brought to the top of the list.

Presumably there is some parameter that specifies the duration within which Firefox will not update the last visited tag for a previously visited page.

How can I set that parameter to zero so that Firefox will always bring a refreshed page to the top of my History?

Thanks. This has been bothering me for some time.

Asked by Adrian Morgan 1 week ago

Last reply by DaneQuane 1 week ago

Petition to rename "refresh firefox" into something that sounds more destructive like the operation is

I clicked on refresh and all my addons and logins are gone. refresh does not sound like a destructive operation im about to activate the profile again through the backup … (read more)

I clicked on refresh and all my addons and logins are gone.

refresh does not sound like a destructive operation

im about to activate the profile again through the backup so its ok for me but you should consider for average people to rename it

Asked by photosynthese 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Could you make printing funtion like Chrome?

Chrome has a better printing feature than Firefox. it's impossible to print shipping lable through Firefox, no matter how you set, it keep on sepate into two pages lable.… (read more)

Chrome has a better printing feature than Firefox.

it's impossible to print shipping lable through Firefox, no matter how you set, it keep on sepate into two pages lable.

I have to switch into Chrome everytime I print shipping lables of my store orders.

I have screenshot to demonstrate the trouble caused by Firefox.

My question is why Firefox can't make the printing feature same like Chrome? if you can't make the same, how to print small lables(like 10cm by 15cm) though Firefox?

Asked by Maxy 2 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 months ago

I remarked now several times in the last weeks/months that my bookmarks are moved/gathered in different folders

Hello, I organise a lot of bookmarks through hierarchy folders. Within these folders there are several sub-folders with the same name, e.g. there are main folders named a… (read more)

Hello,

I organise a lot of bookmarks through hierarchy folders. Within these folders there are several sub-folders with the same name, e.g. there are main folders named after the main theme and beyond that (sometimes also 2 or 3 levels beyond) there are folders named after a country.

Folder Theme A

  • Folder Country A
  • Folder Country B

Folder Theme B

  • Bulleted list item Folder Theme B part 1
  + Folder Country A
  + Folder Country B
  • Bulleted list item Folder Theme B part 2
  + Folder Country A
  + Folder Country B

....

I have remarked now several times that the bookmarks of the Countries are moved or gathered in different folders. First I thought I moved a folder by accident, but it happened now serveral times and today it was clearly not made by me. Today Firefox now gathered the content of several Folder Country A of different Theme-Folders together in one. But it gathered only the content, the folder itself were moved to complete different Theme Folder where I found 3 sub folders now of Country A (but empty as the content was gathered.

To make it better understandable:

Folder Theme A

  • Folder Country A
  • Folder Country A (from Theme B) - empty
  • Folder Country A (from Theme C) - empty
  • Folder Country A (from Theme D) - empty

Folder Theme B

  • Folder Country A (contained the content of the Folder Country A folder of Theme A, B, C and D)

But this is only one example, I had also once found only one further subfolder in a complete different folder. I don't see a concrete process how these issue is occurring.

Obviously there is a mix-up due to the same name of the folders, there ar eno bookmarks missing. But to rename the folders is not really a solution for me, especially as these folders are not duplicate in the same level of folders. I am not sure but I am assuming that these mix-ups has something to do with the sync function I activated in Firefox now a while ago. There are currently 3 devices which are synchronised over my Firefox account (1 Win10 laptop, 1 Android mobile and 1 Android mobile). But I have nothing changed with my mobile e.g., I just add sometimes bookmarks over the mobile devices. The "wrong" placements are also visible in the bookmark manager in Firefox on my mobile devices, so it is not only an issue with some settings as the bookmarks were really changed also over sync.

What can I do or is this a bug with the sync function?

Asked by Jochen 4 months ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 months ago

Devices are synced but still can't see each other's tabs?

I have two devices showing up under my synced devices. I would like to view the tabs of one on the other. In Sync Settings I have checked both "Bookmarks" and "Open Tabs"… (read more)

I have two devices showing up under my synced devices. I would like to view the tabs of one on the other. In Sync Settings I have checked both "Bookmarks" and "Open Tabs" (I've done this on both devices, although imagine it's a setting at the account level). Nonetheless, when I view my synced tabs on either device there is nothing there. I know the sync is working to some degree, however, as I am able to send tabs and forth between the two devices.

Initially, my problem was that I could view the tabs of one computer on the other but not vice versa. However, after unsyncing/resyncing the devices and playing various other tricks in an effort to solve this issue, I have also lost that functionality (i.e., neither computer is now able to see the other's tabs.

Any suggestions would be appreciated, thank you!

Asked by ryanvraut 5 months ago

Last reply by Shamil Keheliya 5 months ago

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Feedback: Give more options to make Firefox's UI more like chrome to ease transition for people making the switch.

Some minor ideas: >allow the option to move the ctrl+f bar to the top of the window (under the bookmark bar) >allow the option to keep the x button on compacted tab… (read more)

Some minor ideas: >allow the option to move the ctrl+f bar to the top of the window (under the bookmark bar) >allow the option to keep the x button on compacted tabs >make the context menu customizable >make hotkeys customizable

Asked by abu.mohamed49 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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Feature request: right-click a folder in bookmark bar to collect current web page in this folder.

I hope Firefox can offer a feature like this: right-click a folder in my bookmark bar, than I can collect current webpage in this folder (just like Chrome works). Now the… (read more)

I hope Firefox can offer a feature like this: right-click a folder in my bookmark bar, than I can collect current webpage in this folder (just like Chrome works). Now the steps of adding a webpage to a folder are too tedious.

Asked by Julian Lee 6 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 months ago

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How much better would the Mozilla Recovery Answer Page be if it included this?

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty … (read more)

The Mozilla Answer page: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_copying-files-between-profile-folders, provides some pretty good information about which files to recover, but, doesn't include the general population's need to recover their last sessions, so a mention on this same page would be extremely helpful. Next, I found the places.sqlite file will update automatically without shutting down Firefox (most likely when the computer is put to sleep and then awakened). A warning about this little known file updating would be helpful to those who learned about their lost history, but choose to wait until later, like recovering it prior to shutting down, but they will have lost the opportunity when the places.sqlite file self updates itself automatically (who knows exactly when or why) I'd like to see this important information placed your answer on this same (above) troubleshooting page, because when I loose history caused by a proper shut down, I'll need to your page infor to remind me what to be cautious about. And I don't believe you have created a back up file to places.sqlite to which I can recover and rename yet, because I believe the closest name to it has very little memory in it, but I could be wrong.

Asked by cvmenn 6 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 months ago

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【Feature Request】Please add an option to delete user profile while uninstalling

Currently, all the user data will be left after uninstallation of Firefox or extensions. It is convenient for the one who would like to reinstall Firefox or extensions. H… (read more)

Currently, all the user data will be left after uninstallation of Firefox or extensions. It is convenient for the one who would like to reinstall Firefox or extensions. However, sometimes the user just want to have a clean installation. The only way is to uninstall Firefox, then install. At the first launch after reinstallation, there will be a prompt to ask whether to restore Firefox. That is super fussy and unfriendly. Why not provide an option to delete user data directly?

Chrome has a good designing about this. Hopefully Firefox can have a better one.

Asked by mopenom 11 months ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 11 months ago

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the new password Generation feature: Can I get a length / Complexity option in options please.

I like my passwords to be at least 25 characters in length (as well as having the option to use high-ascii characters as well) there seems to be no option in FF 70.0 at t… (read more)

I like my passwords to be at least 25 characters in length (as well as having the option to use high-ascii characters as well) there seems to be no option in FF 70.0 at the moment.

Asked by Mak V. 11 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 11 months ago

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I want to open all the bookmarks in a folder without switching to them.

I have a lot of sites I check regularly and have them sorted in folders. I know the way to open a single bookmark without automatically switching to it, but when I open a… (read more)

I have a lot of sites I check regularly and have them sorted in folders. I know the way to open a single bookmark without automatically switching to it, but when I open all the bookmarks in a folder, it automatically switches to the first bookmark in the folder. Is there any way to stop this from happening?

Asked by mathbarian 1 year ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 year ago

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firefox for android to retain last selected bookmarks folder

Since I'm sharing all bookmarks between my firefox for desktop and firefox in my android smartphone, I use to take all my bookmarks in the menu bar of my firefox for desk… (read more)

Since I'm sharing all bookmarks between my firefox for desktop and firefox in my android smartphone, I use to take all my bookmarks in the menu bar of my firefox for desktop, then accessing bookmarks from firefox in the smartphone by selecting "desktop pc bookmarks" > "bookmarks menubar" > ... What I don't like at all is firefox always opening bookmarks selection menu in its "root" folder, so that I always have to navigate the bookmarks selection menu to go to the last used bookmarks folder. I suggest firefox for android to retain last selected bookmarks folder, like chrome does! (much smarter behavior)

Asked by Fabiold 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Why won't you put a diamond next to names of minimized windows in the Window menu?

Many popular apps (Mac, anyway) indicate that a window is minimized by placing a little diamond icon to the left of the window name in the Window menu. It would be SUCH A… (read more)

Many popular apps (Mac, anyway) indicate that a window is minimized by placing a little diamond icon to the left of the window name in the Window menu. It would be SUCH A GREAT HELP if Firefox did that, too!

Asked by GRobLewis 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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open tabs in background

In Chrome if I want to do either of the following: 1. Click link on a page using Ctrl+Left mouse click or 2. Click a bookmark using ctrl+left mouse click The link opens… (read more)

In Chrome if I want to do either of the following:

1. Click link on a page using Ctrl+Left mouse click or 2. Click a bookmark using ctrl+left mouse click

The link opens in a background tab without leaving the page I am on or closing the bookmark menu.

This does not happen in FF and no key combinations I have researched or tried will duplicate this action which Chrome allows.

Since going back to FF it is hands down the best browser there is - however I am finding my inability to open the tabs in the background like I could in Chrome to be frustrating.

Any help to achieve this would be great.

I am using WIn10 FF 6301 (64)

Thanks in advance.

Asked by TheReservoirDag 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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add new feature in options tab

Dear Community Support, I would like to suggest to add a new feature in Tools / Options / Home / New Tab, in this feature the Firefox user has only two options: Firefox H… (read more)

Dear Community Support,

I would like to suggest to add a new feature in Tools / Options / Home / New Tab, in this feature the Firefox user has only two options: Firefox Home (Default) and Blank Page, I want to suggest add Custom URL to be able open our favorite website like www.google.com when open a new tab as well.

Regards, Mahmoud Arianejad

Asked by aria1346 1 year ago

Last reply by McCoy 1 year ago

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Allow popups from whole Top Level Domains like *.edu or *.gov

In most browsers I can whitelist whole swaths of poorly designed websites like *.mil *.edu and *.gov which very seldom have malicious pop-ups but do use this "feature" fo… (read more)

In most browsers I can whitelist whole swaths of poorly designed websites like *.mil *.edu and *.gov which very seldom have malicious pop-ups but do use this "feature" for almost all of their functionality because they are terrible at web design.

Asked by jstricks87 1 year ago

Last reply by Pj 1 year ago

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Suggestion: Firefox OTG

There should be an OTG mode for Firefox. It's sort of like a guest account on public PCs. Basically, a "PPC" mode in Firefox should be turned on to note that the browser … (read more)

There should be an OTG mode for Firefox. It's sort of like a guest account on public PCs. Basically, a "PPC" mode in Firefox should be turned on to note that the browser is not for personal use, only in public PCs like at libraries and internet cafés.

You can sign in using your Firefox account, and a 2FA request will be sent to your mobile devices running the Firefox mobile app. You can call this feature "Firefox passport"

This will allow sync until you close the browser window.

Also, when visiting others with a PC with Firefox, you can temporarily enable this by clicking "Sign in as a guest" in the hamburger menu (Is that what you call the 3 lines in the right of the awesome bar?)

Again, temporary sync until the browser is closed.

Asked by CStafford-14 1 year ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 year ago

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Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation. Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is fu… (read more)

Whenever a disk is full and you download, the download fails without explanation.

Instead of the download simply failing, Firefox should tell the user that the disk is full.

The first time it happened I thought that the problem was with the downloads, until I saw that my removable disk was full.

But if a warning message appears, no guessing will be needed.

Asked by tamajongphilip 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago