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Edit a word in the name field of the bookmark library

I open "Manage Bookmarks." I open "Library." In "Search Bookmarks," I enter what I'm searching for, assume NY Times.' All the Times links are displayed. I see in the "Nam… (read more)

I open "Manage Bookmarks." I open "Library." In "Search Bookmarks," I enter what I'm searching for, assume NY Times.' All the Times links are displayed. I see in the "Name" field at the bottom that I misspelled a word in a displayed link; e.g., "Pul" instead of "Paul." I go to the "Name" field, add the missing "a", then click on an adjoining link. The edit does not take place - like it used to.

How do I edit the "Name" field in the library?

(NB: Firefox 96.0.2)

Asked by amurray3217 1 year ago

Last reply by Terry 1 year ago

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Missing Bookmarks

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are… (read more)

An automatic update of Firefox which resulted in a "quit/create new profile" choice has removed all my bookmarks

Of the four profiles stored in "about:profile" three are identical (ie. have only the default bookmarks stored) and one, generates a "quit/create new profile" message.

The "bookmarksbackup" folder (in /home/user/.Mozilla/Firefox/zs1jki8t.default) is empty.

The "import/backup" option (in Manage Bookmarks) offers nothing to choose. There is no 'list of dated automatic backups.'

Firefox did not create an "Old Firefox Data" folder on the desktop.

Browser privacy "strict". "Never remember history" was selected.

Running Firefox in Manjaro (Linux)

Help.

Asked by Wayn58 1 year ago

Answered by Terry 1 year ago

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Multiple language spellcheck

Hello! I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so f… (read more)

Hello!

I am multilingual and write in multiple different languages, and the red markings from spellcheck underneath non-English sentences get annoying when they are so frequent. I understand that I can install multiple dictionaries, but that does not allow me to use more than one language's spellcheck at a time.

Is it possible to activate 2+ language dictionaries in Firefox?

Thanks for the help, Sylvan

Asked by Sylvan 2 years ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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Making pages reopen after opening Firefox

How do I make pages reopen after I open my browser? I had this function turned on before but It went off since I set up a new laptop and logged in on it. Now after openin… (read more)

How do I make pages reopen after I open my browser? I had this function turned on before but It went off since I set up a new laptop and logged in on it. Now after opening I have to manually restore session to get the tabs open, which honestly annoys me.

Asked by Mikixyz123 2 years ago

Last reply by Mikixyz123 1 year ago

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Help please! Bookmarks lost and no restore file of bookmarks kept

Please let me know how I can get my old bookmarks as I do not have any on file in the restore area the only ones I have are five teen year old ones, Can you please help m… (read more)

Please let me know how I can get my old bookmarks as I do not have any on file in the restore area the only ones I have are five teen year old ones, Can you please help me restore them to the my original ones?

Asked by filipsali 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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FireFox insists on trying to Restore Previous Session even though it's OFF in settings and there's no user.js

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to bla… (read more)

I need to re-post this question as, although it has been asked previously, that session is now closed. It only started happening recently, but I'm not sure whether to blame the latest FireFox version, 96, or Windows 10, 21H2. I also run Avast and MalwareBytes AVs.

Asked by dholford 2 years ago

Answered by dholford 1 year ago

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Firefox crashing all the time

Why is your browser Firefox crashing all the time? And in earlier versions of the browser this was not observed. How can you go back to an earlier working version of your… (read more)

Why is your browser Firefox crashing all the time? And in earlier versions of the browser this was not observed. How can you go back to an earlier working version of your program?

Asked by shakyuron 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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Google Maps appears to be using my location but does not have permission

I searched an address and Google Maps gives an (accurate) estimated travel time to that address. Within Settings>Locations they are not listed as having permission to … (read more)

I searched an address and Google Maps gives an (accurate) estimated travel time to that address. Within Settings>Locations they are not listed as having permission to use location data and when they requested location data, I selected not to share.

Is there a way to specifically block a website from accessing location data? Is there a way to report suspisious activity from a website?

Thanks!

Asked by webcat 1 year ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 year ago

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The page isn’t redirecting properly

All of a sudden I can no longer access a website that I have visited a million times before. I get an error message stating... The page isn’t redirecting properly Fir… (read more)

All of a sudden I can no longer access a website that I have visited a million times before. I get an error message stating...

The page isn’t redirecting properly

Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

   This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies.

I have cleared cookies/cache and all that achieves is that I can get to the website's log in page but then straight back to the same error message. I'm so frustrated as this is a website I need to access for my work.

I can get to it no problem on my phone so it appears to be a Firefox issue. I don't want to use another browser as I get on well with firefox but I fear I may have to as this is too important a website to be without.

Any help would be appreciated - thank you, Nat

Asked by natbamforth 2 years ago

Last reply by Merlin1951 1 year ago

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Can't resolve recurring 404 error, also Firefox start up requires 'New session' every time.

2 issues. 1) Have used Firefox for years on Windows 10 on a laptop. For the last 2 months I have had great difficulty signing in to do online banking with Bank of Montr… (read more)

2 issues. 1) Have used Firefox for years on Windows 10 on a laptop. For the last 2 months I have had great difficulty signing in to do online banking with Bank of Montreal (BMO). I get a lot of 404 error messages. Clearing the cache and history works occasionally, but not consistently. I do not have this problem when I use Chrome and I do not have this problem with any other site. This is really frustrating and inconvenient because it is so inconsistent and yet so important. 2) For the last month, every time I start Firefox I get a message telling me Firefox was unable to find previous settings and I have to select 'Start new Session' as it seems unable to restore itself otherwise. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

Asked by mannlett4 2 years ago

Last reply by mannlett4 1 year ago

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How to enable text prediction on Firefox?

On Microsoft Edge, whenever i type the first letter of a word it will suggest automatically the recent words that i have use. How to enable it on Firefox, i already brow… (read more)

On Microsoft Edge, whenever i type the first letter of a word it will suggest automatically the recent words that i have use. How to enable it on Firefox, i already browse the settings? I really need it on my job specially doing reports. We can only use Firefox to access our websites.

Asked by Will Reed 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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how to either block or allow specific scripts in version 96.0

Some time ago (a few years), when Firefox stopped using multiple add-ons for a very customized user experience, I switched to using Sea Monkey, where, like with the very … (read more)

Some time ago (a few years), when Firefox stopped using multiple add-ons for a very customized user experience, I switched to using Sea Monkey, where, like with the very old Firefox, I loved using the NoScript add-on. But now SM seems to have dropped so far behind in development, many website would not work. So now I've had to come back to the mainstream Firefox.

But without NoScript, I can't figure out how to handle specific scripts. Isn't there some way to do that with version 96.0?

I see in the settings where it looks like I can block pretty much everything that comes along. In that case, I might need to allow specific scripts for some sites. Or conversely, I could allow most scripts, but then I can't find any way to block only certain specific scripts.

Is there some way to handle specific scripts with versison 96.0? If it matters, I'm still using Windows 7.

Thank you very much.

Asked by brynn2 1 year ago

Last reply by Paul 1 year ago

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missing bar

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address … (read more)

i restarted computer and firefox did a software update. once done, and firefox reopened i am missing the bar that had various websites I frequently use below the address bar. for instance, mail, suddenlink, siebert, etc etc . How do i recover that?

Asked by georgebloom2000 2 years ago

Last reply by georgebloom2000 2 years ago

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getting back to Light background on "New Tab" page

For over a year (just over a year on this computer and a few more years on a different computer) I have had a custom theme at the top appearing from the file menu through… (read more)

For over a year (just over a year on this computer and a few more years on a different computer) I have had a custom theme at the top appearing from the file menu through the address bar. The computers have also always had the New Tab menu being a light colored screen. I turn on the computer today, to find I guess Firefox updated last night? and completely got rid of the lightness of that page to make it dark, leaving me on the verge of a migraine every time I have to look at that thing.

How do I get rid of that dark page, back to the lighter version WITHOUT getting rid of my custom banner at the top? (yes I tried to use the light extension in theme and that gets rid of the banner and leaves me with a horrible white at the top which is just as big of an issue for me as all the black. I really need that like muted Tan back.)

Asked by emprusso 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Can't enrol into Two-Step Authentication

Good day, Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not bein… (read more)

Good day,

Really happy to see that mozilla is tightening up security. But unfortunately, I can't enroll into Two-Step Authentication everytime I enter code it's not being accepted. I tried multiple android apps of those codes and non of them work for me.

Because of that, I lost access to addons.mozilla.com account, because system doesn't let me in without 2step auth enabled.

Any chance I can use yubikey's intead of those auth apps? or anything else I can do?

Asked by Stas 2 years ago

Last reply by nzmusiclover2192 1 year ago

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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 2 years ago

Last reply by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 2 years ago

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Firefox often jums to a Search screen when I press Enter

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't under… (read more)

Hi, from time to time I encounter an annoying problem: when I'm typing a website in the address bar and hit Enter, FF opens "about:preferences#search" page. I don't understand why? Please help. Thank you!

Asked by grumagargler 1 year ago

Last reply by grumagargler 1 year ago