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Appearance of my windows / tabs has changed without my permission or download of updates

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it… (read more)

The appearance of my toolbars and tabs has changed a lot without my permission. How does this happen? It has confused me a lot and is no longer as easy to use, in fact it has become a burden trying to figure out how to navigate each window / tab I have open. Ex: some things that were in my toolbar have disappeared. Also, there used to be a pair of vertical arrows I could click once to zoom in or out. Now it has disappeared and I have to go up to the main FF menu then click View then click Zoom then click one of four menu items. This is nuts and adds several more steps to what used to be one simple step. WHY???? I have not downloaded any new recent versions of FF and yet all these changes were made anyway without my knowing it or asking for it. How can I get back to my former version that I was happy with?

Asked by SusieB 4 hours ago

Closing multiple tabs warning not working in private browsing when more than one firefox window opened

Closing multiple tabs warning: only one private browsing window opened: works fine only one normal browsing window opened: works fine one private window and one normal wi… (read more)

Closing multiple tabs warning: only one private browsing window opened: works fine only one normal browsing window opened: works fine one private window and one normal window: not working in private window, all tabs closed without warning two private windows opened: not working in either of the windows two normal windows opened: works fine in either of the windows

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Asked by dspn 1 month ago

Last reply by dspn 1 day ago

Closed main window while Private still worked and lost all tabs/session.

It's really dumb that one can close own Main window without warning that too many tabs are closed or there is another window still running! And that's what happened to me… (read more)

It's really dumb that one can close own Main window without warning that too many tabs are closed or there is another window still running! And that's what happened to me: i had Private window in back, closed Main window thinking that i'm closing browser, and then surprisingly saw Private window is still there. As any ordinary user who already lost tabs in past i panicked and closed the Private window too. Started Firefox once again hoping for restore, but it opened with clear window and obviously there was no "Restore session" button in Menu, as i have "Auto restore" ON in settings.

I started to search for manual way, found descriptions with manual renaming/coping backups from sessionstore-backup folder. Like these= https://support.mozilla.org/de/questions/1275314 https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1310742 But however i tried to copy and rename - each start Firefox ignores that, clears backup folder and again clear window. Lucky i thought about coping those recover. and previous. files from sessionstore-backup folder after first browser close, so they are safe. And i'm sure my tabs are still there = checked it with https://www.jeffersonscher.com/res/scrounger.html.

So yeah, i have at least some way to get back tabs, but i'm really angry and curious to know WHAT is forbidding me to restore that file after manual rename??!

Asked by rey0n 2 days ago

Last reply by rey0n 1 day ago

Context menu

People, have Firefox 32x v89.0.2. Say me please, how return into context menu propertys of downloading picture (size,type,ext,KBytes)? Screenshot enabled. On the screen p… (read more)

People, have Firefox 32x v89.0.2. Say me please, how return into context menu propertys of downloading picture (size,type,ext,KBytes)? Screenshot enabled. On the screen picture propertys visible only in heading of window (red), cont menu not ScrShoting  ;*( . All this propertys may be viewing on tab "Info about page" => "multimedia" => "info about picture".

In ver 60-70 (if my memory not wrong) if you open picture on new tab and save it on the harddisc this propertys also be in context menu "save PNG 320x240....." and 'SHIFT+' catapult you to the propertys multimedia of "info ab page". Where it lost?

Is it possible to convince the developers to return as it was?

With respect, PaulSnowMan@yandex.ru

Asked by SnowMan 4 days ago

Firefox fails to resolve local/VPN DNS

I am using Firefox on Linux (Ubuntu 20.10) to work from home over OpenVPN. Recently the VPN configuration was changed to use split tunneling to improve our internet conne… (read more)

I am using Firefox on Linux (Ubuntu 20.10) to work from home over OpenVPN. Recently the VPN configuration was changed to use split tunneling to improve our internet connection. Since then I have had several DNS resolving issues in Firefox.

We use an on premise DNS server as an alternative to `localhost` domain names so we can access other developers' environments and so a few services can do the same. Our URL structure is like projectname.[optional personal identifier.]localhost.[type].nl. Without the [optional personal identifier], or when nothing is configured for it, the ip address is 127.0.0.1.

In Linux' OpenVPN configuration I have "Use this connection only for resource on its network" enabled for IPv4 and IPv6 is disabled (to benefit from split tunneling). With that enabled Firefox usually fails to resolve such development hostnames.

- As far as I know I do not have DoH enabled (and the about:networking log further down tells so too). - I do have `dnsmasq` enabled (with configuration for the above domain formats to route to 127.0.0.1 also) in an attempt to fix some issues before the split tunneling was configured correctly. And in an attempt to try and get Firefox to handle these DNS resolving issues. - `dig` on the command line for the same domain works just fine. - Adding hostnames to /etc/hosts works. But that's becoming a chore, working on dozens of projects over months.

Why is Firefox failing to resolve such domain names? Should I just create a Bugzilla issue?

I created a log with about:networking set to `timestamp,nsHostResolver:5`:

[Parent 5337: Main Thread]: I/Logger Flushing old log files 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009170 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver Resolving host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl]<^partitionKey=%28http%2Ctype.nl%29> - bypassing cache type 0. [this=7f4d8a1732e0] 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009195 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver No usable record in cache for host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl] type 0. 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009200 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver NameLookup host:somedomain.localhost.type.nl af:0 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009206 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver NameLookup: somedomain.localhost.type.nl effectiveTRRmode: 1 flags: 2001 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009210 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver TRR service not enabled - off or disabled 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009215 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver NativeLookup host:somedomain.localhost.type.nl af:0 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009229 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver DNS thread counters: total=1 any-live=0 idle=1 pending=1 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009236 UTC - [Parent 5337: Socket Thread]: D/nsHostResolver DNS lookup for host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl] blocking pending 'getaddrinfo' or trr query: callback [7f4d386f5e80] 2021-06-09 07:42:58.009250 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: E/nsHostResolver DNS lookup thread - Calling getaddrinfo for host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl]. 2021-06-09 07:42:58.076889 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver Calling 'res_ninit'. 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137055 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: E/nsHostResolver DNS lookup thread - lookup completed for host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl]: failure: unknown host. 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137146 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver nsHostResolver::CompleteLookup somedomain.localhost.type.nl 0 804B001E resolver=0 stillResolving=0 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137152 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver nsHostResolver record 7f4d63a0a7c0 new gencnt 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137162 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver Caching host [somedomain.localhost.type.nl] negative record for 60 seconds. 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137166 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver CompleteLookup: somedomain.localhost.type.nl has NO address 2021-06-09 07:42:58.137172 UTC - [Parent 5337: DNS Resolver #22]: D/nsHostResolver nsHostResolver record 7f4d63a0a7c0 calling back dns users status:804B001E

Asked by Alex 1 month ago

Last reply by Alex 4 days ago

Way to reorder Firefox windows on the taskbar???

I need to reorder Firefox windows on the taskbar badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also it would be useful to have custom titles. Both things should persists after PC restart. I tried… (read more)

I need to reorder Firefox windows on the taskbar badly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also it would be useful to have custom titles. Both things should persists after PC restart. I tried couple programs, but they don't work. Devs said: position of Firefox window on the taskbar is store in Firefox and their program has no way of remembering that! Also windows get randomly shuffled each time, it is impossible to use like this. It takes me forever to find right window. It is annoying the hell out of me. How Firefox dev team doesn't fix something that basic??? This is so stupid...

Please tell me there is some solution...

Asked by empleat 2 weeks ago

Last reply by empleat 5 days ago

Huge waste space on Taskbar: version 89

How to make the tabs much smaller in version 89? I use the Menu Bar a lot and don't want to hide it to remove the huge space created on the Taskbar with this new version… (read more)

How to make the tabs much smaller in version 89? I use the Menu Bar a lot and don't want to hide it to remove the huge space created on the Taskbar with this new version.

Asked by SuperTweaker 2 months ago

Last reply by SuperTweaker 2 months ago