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Disable a keyboard shortcut

I looked at the article about keyboard shortcuts, but it didn't say if there was a way to disable any of them. It seems often when I'm typing, instead of hitting the bac… (read more)

I looked at the article about keyboard shortcuts, but it didn't say if there was a way to disable any of them. It seems often when I'm typing, instead of hitting the backspace key, I accidentally hit the F12 and it pops into development mode. I won't be doing any development in the near future (or probably any time) so I'd like to disable that one for convenience. Thanks

Asked by pdsimdars 3 hours ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 3 hours ago

How to clear form

It seems most answers to this question tell you to clear browsing data and the autofill entries. That's not what I want. Say you have a form that contains previous data, … (read more)

It seems most answers to this question tell you to clear browsing data and the autofill entries. That's not what I want.

Say you have a form that contains previous data, whether manually entered or autofilled. You want to use autofill for the entire form, but by default it doesn't overwrite fields with entries. How do I clear the form and start fresh so autofill can do its job?

Asked by 24michaelpartridge 7 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 hours ago

Cannot find bookmark manager

Show me how to find the bookmark manager I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more). I had several machines with different purpose… (read more)

Show me how to find the bookmark manager

I've seen this question from two years ago, but the answer is not valid (any more).

I had several machines with different purposes and when I got a Firefox account, I signed them all in. Now the bookmarks are chaotic, and I want to combine them in a more rational way. I need a real manager that allows me to do this. I'm sure there is one, but I cannot find it.

Currently FF 77.0.1, according to help.

Asked by Kevin 1 day ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 12 hours ago

Migration

How to import all passwords from chrome to Firefox? There is a inbuilt tool with Firefox which could import all the cookies and history and bookmarks but how to import pa… (read more)

How to import all passwords from chrome to Firefox? There is a inbuilt tool with Firefox which could import all the cookies and history and bookmarks but how to import passwords? As I have more than 80 random generated passwords saved on my other browsers? I'm using linux, debian. Let me know if there is any tool for that? Thank you

Asked by Aditya Sur 14 hours ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 13 hours ago

firefox-bin process using very high cpu even after closing window

Hello. From time to time, when using firefox I find that firefox-bin process uses very high cpu process (on top command output it shows even more that 100% (i don't under… (read more)

Hello. From time to time, when using firefox I find that firefox-bin process uses very high cpu process (on top command output it shows even more that 100% (i don't understand those specs)) It doesen't seem related to any specific website. I close tabs one by one and it remains the same. Even when closing firefox window, firefox-bin remains using 100% cpu for about 1 minute or so. Then a crash message appears, and I click send report.

Any suggestions accepted. cheers. Firefox 77.0.1 MX Linux 18.3

Asked by laureano 2 days ago

Last reply by ARMAN KHAN 1 day ago

Search results aren't shown

Whenever I search for a new subject(not pre-searched) no results are shown and I get the message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site". This happens only when I u… (read more)

Whenever I search for a new subject(not pre-searched) no results are shown and I get the message "Hmm. We’re having trouble finding that site". This happens only when I use Duckduckgo to search. I have updated firefox to the latest version, used safe mode, and cleared all my browsing history but none of them have seemed to work. I have been facing this problem since 2 days now and initially I used to get the error message "PR_END_OF_FILE_ERROR". Thank you.

Asked by ayushsaiyan20 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 2 days ago

Logged out from all website after run firefox on Windows

I have Firefox in Debian 10 and Windows 10, after about 3 days of time using Firefox in Windows, Yesterday I have used this again, And I understand when I use Firefox in … (read more)

I have Firefox in Debian 10 and Windows 10, after about 3 days of time using Firefox in Windows, Yesterday I have used this again, And I understand when I use Firefox in Windows, I will logging out from all websites in Firefox in Debian. I produced this problem before but does not understand it happen because I used Firefox in Windows last time. Looks like all cookies will erase in Debian. But I do not know why. Please note I have logged in to Firefox before and this does not happen when I logging to my Firefox account.

Asked by Amir 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Moving my passwords from old profile to profile in a newer version of firefox

Dear community, Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and k… (read more)

Dear community,

Transferring my passwords from an old profile backup (v 49) to a profile in a newer version of Firefox (v 77.01). I'm copying across the logins.json and key4.db files like it says here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile#w_passwords. but it still doesn't seem to show my passwords in the new Firefox version when I look in the preferences. I did happen to notice that the key file version is named 'key3.db' in the old profile whereas the corresponding file in the new profile is 'key4.db'. I don't think they're compatible. My question is can I move my passwords from the old profile to the new profile in Firefox v 77.01? Please can you tell me if I can do it offline/locally like this? I don't want to do it with Firefox sync. I'm currently having problems signing into Firefox sync so that isn't an option.

Kind regards,

Matt

Asked by mdv.fox 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Firefox extension install greyed out

Please see attached image. Whenever I try to install an extension on firefox quantum 68.2.0 ESR it simply shows a greyed out button I cannot press. The only article I can… (read more)

Please see attached image. Whenever I try to install an extension on firefox quantum 68.2.0 ESR it simply shows a greyed out button I cannot press. The only article I can find on this offers the solution that it can be fixed using another plugin (which I can't install for the same reason...)

Asked by lethweii 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Is there any way to only apply the general.platform.override preferences to certain top-level domains?

Title pretty much says it all. To join meetings with Webex I have to override the platform to a supported platform, but I don't want every website using navigator.platfor… (read more)

Title pretty much says it all. To join meetings with Webex I have to override the platform to a supported platform, but I don't want every website using navigator.platform to think I am using windows for obvious reasons.

Asked by grantderdeynblackwell 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

Changing old primary email if it's impossible to verify it

First step of changing primary email is setting up secondary email. However: NOTE: Before you can view or make changes to this section, you will need to verify your email… (read more)

First step of changing primary email is setting up secondary email. However: NOTE: Before you can view or make changes to this section, you will need to verify your email address.

I can't do that, because email domain changed, which is why I want to change the primary email in the first place. Moreover, this email address was verified a year ago. Therefore I don't receive verification code and my account gets locked.

Is there anything I can do to chance primary email to the correct one without verifying the currently stated, that I have no access to?

Asked by vl14046 1 week ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

url bar font size

Is there a way to adjust the url bar's font size? I have found ways to adjust the font on just about everything in Firefox, except for the url bar. I'm using Firefox v68.… (read more)

Is there a way to adjust the url bar's font size? I have found ways to adjust the font on just about everything in Firefox, except for the url bar. I'm using Firefox v68. Thanks for any help!

Asked by njbetavirp 1 week ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

Spinner spins, pages won't load after viewing page source

Whenever I view a page source on Firefox, it then will not allow any other pages to load. They just spin. Once I restart FF, I can go to new pages. Is this a known issue?… (read more)

Whenever I view a page source on Firefox, it then will not allow any other pages to load. They just spin. Once I restart FF, I can go to new pages. Is this a known issue?

Asked by DirCat 1 week ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 week ago

Firefox Sync deleted nearly all of my add-ons - how to undo this or at least find out which add-ons were deleted so I can restore

I had about 15 add-ons and for some reason one Firefox install on my computer deleted 13 add-ons without me asking it to or giving any permission to do so. I looked up o… (read more)

I had about 15 add-ons and for some reason one Firefox install on my computer deleted 13 add-ons without me asking it to or giving any permission to do so. I looked up on my other computer, it still had 15 add-ons and then Firefox sync deleted those 13 as well, now I can't remember which add-ons I had, I really need all those extensions back.

Can this be undone, or at least is there a log file showing which extensions were deleted so I can get them back please? This is really frustrating, I've no idea why they were deleted.

I'd really appreciate your help, thank you.

Asked by Kit 1 week ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 week ago

Password feeding

I am using various browsers like brave, firefox, vivaldi, opera. In all other browsers old fed password works well but in case of firefox I have to feed my password ever… (read more)

I am using various browsers like brave, firefox, vivaldi, opera. In all other browsers old fed password works well but in case of firefox I have to feed my password every time. What is the reason and solution for the same?

Asked by mfskanpur 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago

Firefox snap package: how to open downloaded files?

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since I'm running through problems when downloading files: The only way I can view … (read more)

Firefox came preinstalled as snap package on ubuntu 18.04, but has been giving trouble since

I'm running through problems when downloading files:

The only way I can view a downloadable file is by saving it somewhere in my home directory and then open it which is a pain!

The open with dialog box only give url script handler and firefox browser as options neither of each work

On ubuntu support it was suggested to remove snap package and install deb package, but what's the point of a snap package then?

It look s like firefox doesn't handle anything beyond home directory, while as said above chrome does instead

Any clues

Asked by chet10 2 months ago

Last reply by Zhian 1 week ago

Using different Downloads folders based on domain

I often find myself gathering lots of files over time from a given website, which I then keep in a given subdirectory of an eventually complex directory structure. I have… (read more)

I often find myself gathering lots of files over time from a given website, which I then keep in a given subdirectory of an eventually complex directory structure. I have a "Downloads" folder where goes everything I download and I end up repeating the same movements of files, as soon as they're downloaded, and my Downloads folder becomes slowly a heavy mess.

While one folder would still be the go-to for Downloads, would it be possible to add a layer of other default Downloads folder, based on the domain the file is coming from, and maybe even subdomains and precise URLs? It doesn't seem this is a current Firefox feature and I didn't find a proper extensions among all the Download Manager ones.

This could be managed where you currently choose the only folder for all Downloads, as well as in the pop-up where you choose to only download the file or execute it with some software.

Asked by frenchmastersword 1 week ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 week ago