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Changing location of bookmarks

I'm trying Firefox again after many years in the Edgy wilderness. In Firefox in Windows, you used to be able to specify where your bookmarks were located. I store all m… (read more)

I'm trying Firefox again after many years in the Edgy wilderness. In Firefox in Windows, you used to be able to specify where your bookmarks were located. I store all my files (documents, spreadsheets, etc) in a complex structure on my C drive and, ideally, I should be able to store my Firefox bookmarks in the same structure. It just doesn't make sense to store the bookmarks in a separate location. I'm pretty sure you used to be able to do this by specifying the root of the bookmarks structure as c:/Documents, but I can't see how to do it in the current version.

Asked by DaleLaceyNZ 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 6 days ago

Cookie blocking

Since last upgrade Firefox seems unable to access any wordpress sites. Always says to enable cookies. I've done that but still not possible access. Is Firefox now beco… (read more)

Since last upgrade Firefox seems unable to access any wordpress sites.

Always says to enable cookies. I've done that but still not possible access.

Is Firefox now becoming so "secure" it is useless?

There are more and more web sites where Firefox just is no longer a viable browser.

There is no clear "ENABLE" cookies option to resolve this just pages on explanations about safety yada yada yada.

I just want a button that says ENABLE COOKIES so I don't have to constantly seek answers to use this browser on a particular web site.

As much as I hate Chrome I am finding it more useful now than FireFox

Asked by pck24 5 months ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 week ago

Won't display text in UI elements

After using gnome-tweaks to change my system fonts, Firefox has unexpectedly gone silent and no longer shows text in areas like the search bar, tabs, settings, bookmarks,… (read more)

After using gnome-tweaks to change my system fonts, Firefox has unexpectedly gone silent and no longer shows text in areas like the search bar, tabs, settings, bookmarks, and menus. Rendering websites works just fine, but Firefox itself won't show any text.

Asked by owocean 1 month ago

Last reply by jonzn4SUSE 1 month ago

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Reorder extensions

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I w… (read more)

I want to re-order the add-ons / extensions in the toolbar shared with the search bar. Customize toolbar only has functions/icons related to the operation of Firefox. I want to customize the extensions toolbar, but how?

In the add-ons page, I can remove, disable, or enable extensions, but I cannot change the order of them.

As an example, there is an add-on for my Firefox account that is leftmost in the bar of extension icons. I would like to move it all the way to the right. Again, how would I do that?

Thanks for your help.

Asked by alizabgold 10 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 10 months ago

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Cache issue with forum posts?

I'm having problems with message board posts, and they said the problem was browser related rather than on their end. And I don't really have the vocabulary to look up a … (read more)

I'm having problems with message board posts, and they said the problem was browser related rather than on their end. And I don't really have the vocabulary to look up a solution, so I'm asking here.

When I'm writing a post in a text box-- and I don't know if it's supposed to be called a text box, but it's shorter than "that box at the bottom of the thread where you type your post and then hit enter"-- if I go to a different page, when I come back, the text box is (inconsistently) blank. Everything I was writing is gone.

This was not the case up until a few days ago. If I needed to, say, post links to a bunch of threads, I could go to each thread in turn, copy the URL, and then back-arrow to the page with the post-in-progress and everything would be there waiting for me. I could be fifteen pages out from where I started, but as long as I used the back-arrow, it would be fine.

Like I said, I made a bug report on the message board itself and they told me "That's not a function of site, it's a function of your browser. If it's changed, it's because your browser has updated (or an extension is interfering)". I also talked to a friend to try to narrow down the problem and he came up with "it's probably a cache issue".

So where do I go from here to try to fix things?

Asked by opalizea 10 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 10 months ago

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When I clear cookies it logs me out of websites?

(please refer to image attached) How come when I have only cookies/offline website data checked to clear it still logs me out of websites like Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, … (read more)

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How come when I have only cookies/offline website data checked to clear it still logs me out of websites like Twitter, Twitch, Youtube, etc?

Active logins and Site settings is UNchecked and yet it still logs me out. What is the purpose of those 2 boxes I may be misunderstanding them

Asked by happypills 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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SSL ERROR ACCESS DENIED ALERT

I cannot access my Bank Account, the authenticity of the received data could not be verified. I have contacted the Bank, and they are supposed to come back to me. Compu… (read more)

I cannot access my Bank Account, the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.

I have contacted the Bank, and they are supposed to come back to me. Computer has been restarted and debugged and I have reset the router. The certificate is from COMODA RSA! VALID 13.01.23 - 02.02.24.

It has been suggested when I looked on one Site that I nofify yourselves of this matter.

Thanking you in anticipation! (I have to admit I am not cech savvy!) Janice

Asked by white.janice51 10 months ago

Answered by white.janice51 10 months ago

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Lost my Firefox bookmarks when Microsoft Support deleted my apps

I had hundreds of bookmarks. One week ago Microsoft Tech was on my computer and when finished had deleted apps including Firefox. When this happened my bookmarks (website… (read more)

I had hundreds of bookmarks. One week ago Microsoft Tech was on my computer and when finished had deleted apps including Firefox. When this happened my bookmarks (website pages) disappeared. These were specific pages I needed to save for the book I am writing. Is there a way to recover them? I tried the fix that is listed on the site, but it isn't applicable. I exclusively use Firefox and Duck Duck Go. Help!! Help!!

Asked by JKD 10 months ago

Last reply by JKD 10 months ago

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Print Preview freezing/crashing tab with column layout

Hi, I'm developing a webapp that's designed for print. It uses a "pinterest style" layout to have a column grid of objects with variable heights, and the print styles avo… (read more)

Hi, I'm developing a webapp that's designed for print. It uses a "pinterest style" layout to have a column grid of objects with variable heights, and the print styles avoid breaking these items over the page barrier. (In fact, there are two grids on the page, one after the other). The website looks and works fine on screen, and both screen and print work great on Chromium browsers. But on Firefox, using ctrl+P or developer tools' print view causes the page to hang and the tab to ultimately crash.

I know it has something to do with handling the grid layout CSS as the print preview worked fine until I made the change from a traditional row-grid to a column-grid.

The site creates a variable amount of content based on user options at the top of the page. If the content generated is quite small (avoiding a page break?), the print preview works fine. In the link below, I've included some GET variables to guarantee a long amount of content to reliably reproduce the issue.

The site in question.

Asked by jb44 10 months ago

Answered by EGV 10 months ago

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Compact mode: bookmark spacing/padding in Firefox 112.0 on Windows 10 - (since version 89?)

Firefox 112.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit laptop with a small (pixel geometry) display screen has unnecessarily large padding (white space) around each bookmark as I nav… (read more)

Firefox 112.0 running on Windows 10 64-bit laptop with a small (pixel geometry) display screen has unnecessarily large padding (white space) around each bookmark as I navigate bookmarks on the bookmark bar.

I believe this was a change instituted around version 89 (in a nutshell, I could see more - twice as many? - bookmarks listed within a bookmark folder with version 88/before. The vertical whitespace between bookmarks within a folder is excessive and makes it much more necessary to scroll within a (long) list of bookmarks in a folder when looking for one.

There was a procedure posted in the discussion below on how to set and enable "compact density".

Bookmark Padding in New Firefox Versions 2 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1369996

The procedure below was attempted - browser.compactmode.show enabled, browser restarted, however, I cannot fin "Customize Toolbar" and "compact".

"go to - about:config search - "browser.compactmode.show" - change to TRUE , then close that window go to - Customize Toolbar at the bottom of that page, there a box called Density. Click that, you'll see "compact (not supported)" Apparently, it IS supported because I chose that. (it looked like it ignored my choice) After I closed Customize Toolbar, the bookmarks were compact spaced again. Exactly how I need them."

Is this fixable/solvable?

Asked by wb0gaz 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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Firefox using FIDO2 Security Keys

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communi… (read more)

Firefox seems to have a problem on Linux using USB Security Keys. I have two Yubico Security Keys which I use for 2FA. The problem seems to be that Firefox cannot communicate with the USB port, as it doesn't make any difference whether the USB Security Key is plugged in or not, the error returned is always the same and the Security Key does not light up.

I believe Firefox's WebAuth code must be fine, as it works on Windows, which is why I think it's some kind of permissions problem. Chrome works perfectly with the Security Keys on my computer.

I've used a number of sites (I've listed a couple below) where you can test your Security Key with Firefox on KDE Neon and the error is always "UnknownError: The operation failed for an unknown transient reason":

https://www.token2.com/tools/fido2-test/ https://demo.yubico.com/webauthn-technical/registration

I cannot log into Bugzilla with GitHub as my GitHub login uses a Security Key as the second factor.

Asked by dave353 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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"This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stoip this page"

When I go to certain web sites, (Xfinity, Blue Cross Blue Shield), a message pops up saying, "This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stop this page… (read more)

When I go to certain web sites, (Xfinity, Blue Cross Blue Shield), a message pops up saying, "This page is slowing down Fire Fox. To speed up your browser, stop this page". When I go into Safe Mode, I can get to those sites. How can I get rid of this message/problem? Fire Fox has current update as does my Mac.

Asked by blablabla0216 10 months ago

Last reply by thomasrose17 4 months ago

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The Ping Website Pull downs don't work

When I go to the url https://ping.com/en-us/clubs and hit the pull down for clubs it does nothing. I have enhanced tracking off. It also says protections dashboard 28 blo… (read more)

When I go to the url https://ping.com/en-us/clubs and hit the pull down for clubs it does nothing. I have enhanced tracking off. It also says protections dashboard 28 blocked. I am unable to use clubs, bags pld putters pull downs. I am using custom setting cookies, tracking, cryptominers, fingerprinters. It must be a setting and I am unable to solve my problem. If I use Brave browser my pull downs for the clubs etc works fine. I am also using the duck duck go extension in my firefox 112.0.1. Do you have any ideas? Thank you

Asked by hack2er 10 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

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pages won't load "Not Secure"

How about you let ME decide if I wish to continue to a site. I have several bookmarked sites that I know are secure, yet because the http address is odd? firefox won't l… (read more)

How about you let ME decide if I wish to continue to a site. I have several bookmarked sites that I know are secure, yet because the http address is odd? firefox won't load the pages, where as Internet exploder will access them.

Asked by Steve 8 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

How to permanently disable update notifications in Firefox

I have automatic updates turned off in Firefox, however, the browser will periodically pop up a window in the top right corner, upon firefox startup, asking me if I wish … (read more)

I have automatic updates turned off in Firefox, however, the browser will periodically pop up a window in the top right corner, upon firefox startup, asking me if I wish to update.

How can I permanently stop this window from appearing?

This pop-up window is a problem because the situation is occurring on the PC of my mother, who is elderly. If she accidentally closes the pop-up in the wrong way, by clicking on the "update" option, the next time Firefox starts it will attempt to update and open a new Windows security window asking for an administrator password, which she doesn't have. This leads to confusion and she is then unable to operate the PC, which can be a health and safety risk.

tl;dr : Please add an option for permanently disabling this update notification pop-up window because it is a safety risk.

Asked by markb77 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago