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Show downloads automatically when downloading a file

I just switched back to Firefox and found that now when you download a file, you have to click on the little arrow next to the status bar to see the downloaded files. I m… (read more)

I just switched back to Firefox and found that now when you download a file, you have to click on the little arrow next to the status bar to see the downloaded files.

I much prefer the way Chrome handles this. Whenever you download a file, it automatically shows a bar at the bottom of the screen showing the file progress, so you can immediately take actions like cancelling, or navigating to the file directory.

Is it possible to have Firefox display the downloads window automatically whenever you download a file?

Thanks! -Alterius

Asked by Alterius Omega 3 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 months ago

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Mozilla browser hijacker

So I opened up Firefox just now and got a browser hijacker, looks like from Mozilla. Has Mozilla been hacked or are they doing it? Address is https://www.mozilla.org/e… (read more)

So I opened up Firefox just now and got a browser hijacker, looks like from Mozilla. Has Mozilla been hacked or are they doing it? Address is

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/welcome/11/

Which looks like Mozilla, which in a way is even worse. And this is not my home page it's supposed to open with, I assure you. Seems to be plugging VPN for the holidays. Yeah, right.

Asked by doesn't suffer arrogance well 8 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 8 months ago

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Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every day, every time I log on?

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your… (read more)

Why does Firefox keep telling me to update every time I log on, and several times while I'm logged on? These messages are very annoying and unnecessary! I don't need your updates! I don't want any update that removes the "back" button! I like using the "back" button. I allowed Firefox to update a while back, and it removed the "back" button, so I had to do a big system restore to get the back button returned! Please stop sending the update messages! Firefox works fine without the stupid updates. Allow the "Back" button to be used. NO MORE UPDATES! The update messages are so annoying, I'm about to quit using Firefox.

Asked by fourwheelinrider 11 months ago

Last reply by FredMcD 11 months ago

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Some websites won't load - think I'm a bot

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/queb… (read more)

Hi, I'm new to Linux, just one week on Manjaro.. It's great so far and Firefix works well. I only seem to have issues with one website (https://www.crateandbarrel.ca/quebec/customer-service) but it's an important one for me.

The error message tells me to enable cookies and JavaScript, which I've done but the error persists. The message is as follows. Any ideas on what else I could do resolve this error? Thank you

Pardon Our Interruption

As you were browsing something about your browser made us think you were a bot. There are a few reasons this might happen:

   You're a power user moving through this website with super-human speed.
   You've disabled cookies in your web browser.
   A third-party browser plugin, such as Ghostery or NoScript, is preventing JavaScript from running. Additional information is available in this support article.

To regain access, please make sure that cookies and JavaScript are enabled before reloading the page.

Asked by ina.ionescu 1 year ago

Last reply by Glen G. 11 months ago

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stop saving image files as webp

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed i… (read more)

Firefox has been saving images from some sites as webp instead of JPG for a long time. There have been repeated threads on this subject which get locked and then pushed into the long grass.

Sure, I could botch a solution by installing an add-on to convert them, or I could use something like XnView (which I do, periodically, and in bulk) after the save event has happened, or I can edit about:info to tell Firefox not to accept webp - but this breaks functionality for some sites (like eBay), but I have found that in the end I have had to start switching to Microsoft Edge to do my browsing for a number of sites because Mozilla Firefox are ignoring repeated user requests to provide a simple option to STOP doing this.

I don't want to save any files as webp - save them as PNG if you like, or jpg, but I use an ancient copy (v3.24) of ACDsee (from the days of Windows 98) for my image browsing, sorting, viewing etc because it is perfect, blisteringly quick, has no extra editing or other functionality which I don't need or want, and it doesn't bloat up anywhere with thumbnail files... but sadly webp didn't exist back then so it doesn't support it. I have used a number of much more up to date browser-viewers, but there is nothing can touch this OLD version of ACDsee for basically brilliant design.

I'm not changing my image viewer. It's non-negotiable.

I WILL however change my web browser if I have to, if the developers of the browser continually kick into the long grass to lock, hide away and pretend there's isn't an issue which has been repeatedly flagged as an annoyance for so many users.

I have been using one form or other of 'Mozilla' family of browsers since the days of Quarterdeck Mosaic. I don't particularly want to switch my loyalty, especially to Microsoft, but if they are listening to what customers want and providing it, and Mozilla are not, what else is there to do ?

I am a retired systems developer. I cannot envisage this being SUCH a big ask.

Modern software treats its users like idiots and takes away control, doing everything it's assumes on their behalf that they will want.

It is not difficult to provide an option within settings for when saving webp files to save as webp, png or jpg with conversion if necessary. All you need to do is hear the screams and respond. :)

Asked by Ethan 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Latest change to Outlook.

Suddenly Outlook has added two columns to the left hand pane. Is it possible to get rid of them as they just clutter up the page? I have attached a screenshot and hope it… (read more)

Suddenly Outlook has added two columns to the left hand pane.

Is it possible to get rid of them as they just clutter up the page?

I have attached a screenshot and hope it comes out.

Thank you for your help.....Anthony

Asked by avwood 1 year ago

Answered by ozarkslandscaper 12 months ago

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Were the reported bugs for 91.0 fixed?

I have been waiting with the upgrade to 91.0 due to the many reports of bugs. I would be most concerned about anything causing problems with bookmarks and settings. I rea… (read more)

I have been waiting with the upgrade to 91.0 due to the many reports of bugs. I would be most concerned about anything causing problems with bookmarks and settings. I really do not need any headaches and problems caused by new versions.

Were the reported bugs fixed and if not yet, when will they be fixed? Thanks.

Asked by Sue 1 year ago

Last reply by Sue 12 months ago

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Firefox causes entire screen to fade to black for 1 second

Hi, I'm trying to find out what's causing this behavior. My firefox sometimes, specifically when opening a second tab (doesn't happen on a third, fourth, fifth, etc. tab)… (read more)

Hi, I'm trying to find out what's causing this behavior. My firefox sometimes, specifically when opening a second tab (doesn't happen on a third, fourth, fifth, etc. tab) and pressing F (like starting to type Facebook), makes my entire screen to fade to black for 1 second, and then comes back. If I do type facebook, it shows "acebook", ignoring the F entirely. It doesn't seem like a crash, it seems a lot like a functionality of sorts that's acting up, because it doesn't go black just like that, it fades. And it always takes the same amount of time with that fade.

What's worse, it doesn't always happen. If it happens once I can replicate it and keep doing it, but as I use the browser and it stops doing it, I can't do it again. Until, well, it does.

This is the weirdest thing. How does firefox control my entire screen like that? What's it doing? What instruction on my keyboard is F sending to firefox?

I haven't found anything like this happening to anyone online.

Any help please?

Asked by zheeph 1 year ago

Answered by zheeph 1 year ago

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BOOKMARKS AND HISTORY WILL NOT BE FUNCTIONAL

I raised the problem and had a response kindly trying to assist but after following all the steps advised I still can't access any bookmarks or history. I have located th… (read more)

I raised the problem and had a response kindly trying to assist but after following all the steps advised I still can't access any bookmarks or history.

I have located the places.sqlite file as advised and renamed it but when I restart Firefox nothing changes and it makes no attempt to recover bookmarks from the backup files.

I would welcome any assistance as I have saved details I need.

Thank you.

Asked by davidwwclarke 1 year ago

Last reply by charleswj 1 year ago

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SSL not working when redirecting from non-www to www

Hello, im a web developer and have come accross a problem which only occurs in the firefox browser. When i design a website, i use the www version of it always, and have … (read more)

Hello, im a web developer and have come accross a problem which only occurs in the firefox browser.

When i design a website, i use the www version of it always, and have redircts for all other instances, eg; mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk http://www.mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk https://mydomain.co.uk > https://www.mydomain.co.uk

So they all end up at the secure www version of the website. This is done in the .htaccess file and works great in Chrome, Edge, Explorer etc just not firefox.

In firefox i get the error

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to boothandco.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

What can you do about it?

The issue is most likely with the web site, and there is nothing you can do to resolve it. You can notify the web site’s administrator about the problem.

Ignoring it then procceeds to the full https://www. but that warning screen will be enough to put potential visitors off no doubt.

Is there an "easy fix" for this or is the only way to solve the problem to use up more SAN's and double up on www and non-www versions of each website?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks Chris

Asked by chris.cecil 1 year ago

Last reply by indiantrainask 1 year ago

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Installation of Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installation… (read more)

Hi, How do I install Firefox Lockwise for Windows 10? I visited Firefox Lockwise's website (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/lockwise/) and there's only installations for Android & iOS devices but I only want it installed in Windows 10. How should I go about it?

Waiting for your reply asap, thank you.

Cool Regards, Pallas

Asked by PALLAS 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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ATO MYGOV Login fails

Hi Guys 'n Gals, As of today, I am unable to log into the Australian Tax office Business Portal or Business Services (BETA) through MyGov using Firefox browser. I can lo… (read more)

Hi Guys 'n Gals, As of today, I am unable to log into the Australian Tax office Business Portal or Business Services (BETA) through MyGov using Firefox browser. I can log in through Edge, no problem to both. I've cleared histories, cache etc on Firefox, and it is up to date. I've logged out, and logged back in. When I attempt to enter the email address to log on to ATO using Firefox, I can type the address as far as ".com". The moment I type ".", I lose the entire address, except for the ".". I don't get to the "com.au" part at all. I've contacted the ATO, they have no updates at all regarding issues with Firefox. We are getting close to Plan C (Sledge Hammer LOL). Any and all help gratefully accepted, I do not like edge....... Thank you Trina

Asked by admin381 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox color management on Mac seems broken, renders all color over saturate.

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur. I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefo… (read more)

My Firefox version is 86.0 on Mac. OS Version is 11.2.2 Big Sur.

I found that basically all color rendered in Firefox is more vibrant than Safari and Chrome, maybe Firefox doesn't handles color management right and renders sRGB in full P3 color space, lead to a over saturate color for almost every element on webpage.

Hopes firefox can fix this soon, I love the efficiency and privacy features on Firefox, This is the only bit I found a little uncomfortable.

You can test your browser here: https://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/ if you have a P3 support Mac or Windows.

Asked by abnernat 1 year ago

Last reply by FabioPili 1 year ago

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How to secure all cookie logins under the master password protection

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered log… (read more)

I really try to find an answer online but looks like nobody find this to be an issue. Of course i have my password vault locked with a master password. But remembered logins on websites like Google and Facebook are secured by cookie login. Which not require my master password. So when someone use my computer unsolicited, this person gets instant access to my GMail/Facebook.

So how to protect per-logged in pages without resetting cookie data? Because i liked to benefit from instant access to al those website so i don't have to login everywhere any moment i start Firefox.

Asked by MIO 1 year ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 year ago