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Firefox refresh should be called "firefox reset"

If someone wants to reset their browser they can search how to do it. Why on earth would you suggest a reset/destruction of a full working browser under the name of "refr… (read more)

If someone wants to reset their browser they can search how to do it. Why on earth would you suggest a reset/destruction of a full working browser under the name of "refresh" ?????

One is abstracted, clicks ok, and destroys their well set up browser for no reason at all !!!

You should rename the damn "refresh" or better completely trash it!

Asked by Firedak 21 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

No URL sites open

I could not enter a URL address or IP address in this FF forum. I have entered IP address and URL sites before. Is this a new restriction on the use of this forum? The 2 … (read more)

I could not enter a URL address or IP address in this FF forum. I have entered IP address and URL sites before. Is this a new restriction on the use of this forum?

The 2 URL below I could not enter before around the end of June 2020. The below address show up even though my Mac 's FF is not connected to any URL or have any tabs open.

ec2-52-12-8-165.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ec2-34-199-87-86.compute-1.amazonaws.com

Asked by Mace2 14 hours ago

Last reply by James 13 hours ago

Edit this Bookmark drop down window only displays 6 lines

I have just switched to a new Macbook laptop. If firefox, when clicking on the bookmark star in the address field, the drop down box opens to edit the bookmark. When cli… (read more)

I have just switched to a new Macbook laptop. If firefox, when clicking on the bookmark star in the address field, the drop down box opens to edit the bookmark. When clicking on Choose Bookmark, the list that opens contains only 6 lines of folders to choose from. With my last few computers, I was easily able to search and get an answer on how to increase the number of lines from 6 to whatever I wanted. Unfortunately, I never wrote it down and now I cannot recall how to do this. Can anyone tell me how to do this? Thank you!

Asked by adgct 19 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 18 hours ago

Mozilla error message after entering 10-digit rrecovery code: "Your e-mail was just returned. Mistyped email?"

First, I see this alert on my laptop's homepage: "Reconnect to Forefox Account" I go through the several steps ending with entering a 10-digit recovery code. Then this er… (read more)

First, I see this alert on my laptop's homepage: "Reconnect to Forefox Account"

I go through the several steps ending with entering a 10-digit recovery code.

Then this error message in red: "Your email was just returned. Mistyped email?"

Wut?!?

Asked by jpmcg3 21 hours ago

Last reply by Wesley Branton 18 hours ago

An issue with displaying images on certain sites/FF's profile folder/storage?

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help! Issue: Certain … (read more)

Hey all - been trying to troubleshoot an issue with Firefox (multiple of the latest versions, but 77 currently) on Mac OSX Catalina, appreciate any help!

Issue: Certain websites intermittently display strange behavior, such as not loading interactive content (videos/gifs on reddit, for example, displaying as static images) and some sites not loading images at all (Twitter shows empty boxes where images would be) and a few other similar issues.

Steps I've tried: - Using a private window solves almost all the issues. But disabling all extensions and plugins in a normal window doesn't solve it. (I believe I understand private windows to use the RAM for caching but use the HDD under normal circumstances?) - Enabling/disabling VPN makes no difference, nor does what network I'm on, and other devices on this network have no similar issues - Other browsers on the same computer have no issues - Malware, anti-virus, etc all are active and scan has been run a few times. - Apple's hardware diagnostic turns up no issues, and this has happened now in FF over multiple of the latest versions (not sure when exactly it started) on two different Macbooks, though the new one is from an image of the old one (maybe that's something?) - Uninstalling/reinstalling FF does not make a difference

Where I'm at: The only thing that sort of worked (But it's now stopped working on certain sites, but continues to work for others) is moving FF's profile folder, uninstalling, and reinstalling. I was lead to believe FF would then create a new folder when this happened, but it just kicked up an error for me and wouldn't start. When I moved the old profile folder back and started up the freshly installed version with the old profile folder, the problems were all solved. Though as mentioned, they are starting to happen again on some of the sites. No errors or changes have been made that I can identify, plenty of space available on the HDD, etc.

I've become a big fan of FF over the years (over Chrome), and want to stay in a privacy-focused browser, but I haven't been able to find much that seems to help this specific situation online. Any help is appreciated!

Asked by alex144 1 day ago

Last reply by Shashank Shekhar 1 day ago

[BUG] Reader view misses entire sections on bootcamp site https://www.theodinproject.com/

Eg. https://www.theodinproject.com/courses/web-development-101/lessons/how-this-course-will-work With reader view, entire introduction is missing. … (read more)

Asked by fahd777 1 day ago

Last reply by Meskó Balázs 1 day ago

Two UI improvement request around session restore and History

Been too many times when I’ve meant to close a bunch of tabs but don’t wanna to close the session restore tab (it’s my only way of accessing the old session tabs) and I a… (read more)

Been too many times when I’ve meant to close a bunch of tabs but don’t wanna to close the session restore tab (it’s my only way of accessing the old session tabs) and I accidentally close that session tab as well, thus losing all those old tabs. Is there anyway you guys can make it harder (Maybe with a “are you sure” prompt) before allowing to close that tab?

Also, when I go into history and click “open in new tab” on a link (lets say I’ve scrolled all the way down to find it), one the link opens, the link gets sent to the top of the list in history, thus making me lose the context of where I found the link in history. This is terrible UI, I should be left off where I clicked on the link (with it’s surrounding context (i.e. date, etc)

Asked by mollasadra 1 day ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Mac OS text replacement doesn't work (and spell check?)

I use text replacement strings (System Preferences > Keyboard > Text) for a lot of things, and they work system wide except for in any forms in Firefox! Is there so… (read more)

I use text replacement strings (System Preferences > Keyboard > Text) for a lot of things, and they work system wide except for in any forms in Firefox!

Is there something I can turn on/off in about:config to allow this?

Is this related to Firefox insisting on using its own spell check dictionary instead of the built in OS dictionary that works in every other app? Can I turn this feature off as well?

Asked by Jmil42 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

78.0.1 update: extensions still visible under add-ons but have vanished from top bar

Firefox upgraded to 78.0.1 but my extensions are now inaccessible/invisible. They show as enabled in the about:add-ons tab but no longer appear at the top of the main wi… (read more)

Firefox upgraded to 78.0.1 but my extensions are now inaccessible/invisible. They show as enabled in the about:add-ons tab but no longer appear at the top of the main window - so I casn no longer access them.

Asked by anharker 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Unable to Clear Cookies and Site Data and unable to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed.

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies a… (read more)

I have tried to Clear Cookies and Site Data repeatedly in Standard, Strict and Custom modes with no success and repeated that test when trying to uncheck Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed. Incidentally this problem began occurring when Firefox offered me the opportunity to use DNS Over HTTPS. I Like using DNS over HTTPS although it may very well be that hackers and info miners (Phishing) do Not like this new firefox setting and have adjusted their cookies into Permanent SOLs. Google hires hackers for many things. How can you help me you ask? Please repair the problem.

Asked by f3iu6pifo 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

What are the best ways to copy existing settings to a new profile?

Hi, I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser. Debugging advice often involves ""saf… (read more)

Hi,

I've encountered my fair share of bugs. I'm also disabled, so I need a lot of safety and accessibility fixes to use any browser.

Debugging advice often involves ""safe" mode," which disables some safety and accessibility tools, or "refresh Firefox," or otherwise using new profiles, which require me to set up the safety and accessibility tools before I can do anything. (For example, by default Firefox uses blinking cursors, autoscroll, and smooth scrolling, all of which trigger my migraines.)

In the past I've sometimes copied specific items, or cleared out a new profile folder and copied everything from an already-set-up profile folder.

Are there better or worse ways to copy bookmarks, saved passwords, about:config settings, user css, add-ons, and add-on settings?

(The previous time I asked this, I somehow got diverted to the wrong forum.)

Asked by MarjaE 5 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 days ago

The Weather Channel is now extremely slow

I am now getting extremely slow response from weather.com when requesting radar images. It takes over 30 seconds for the page to load. The same page on Safari loads in … (read more)

I am now getting extremely slow response from weather.com when requesting radar images. It takes over 30 seconds for the page to load. The same page on Safari loads in a few seconds. Also, a Firefox process drives one CPU core to 100% busy for the duration of the load. This something that must have degraded in the last several updates. I'm using Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) on macOS. Any one else have this trouble?

Asked by Discloop 3 days ago

Last reply by Eve 3 days ago

I deleted my cookie data by accdient and I need to recover data, How can I do that?

Hello guys! So i have been searching all over for how to recover my deleted cookie data. I clicked on where it says manage data in the prefences but I didnt mean to click… (read more)

Hello guys!

So i have been searching all over for how to recover my deleted cookie data. I clicked on where it says manage data in the prefences but I didnt mean to click delete data. Is there anyway I can restore that info? It is mostly because I use this site called band camp to download music and I keep a lot of tracks that I want to buy in my cart. but since I deleted the cookie data now all those songs I found are gone along with all the other cookie data. Is there an easy way to do this? im running Firefox 77.01

Asked by Miguel Rios (SD) 4 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 4 days ago

Unknown user on my history

Hi bit of a weird one. I keep finding a history of hard core porn on my desk top which only uses firefox. The first time i discovered it we checked my wifes phone which r… (read more)

Hi bit of a weird one.

I keep finding a history of hard core porn on my desk top which only uses firefox. The first time i discovered it we checked my wifes phone which runs safari and there was a history of it which seemed to correlate but I then today I wanted to pick up on some work from yesterday and this morning there were several sites in the history. My kids are 10 and 8 and I was worried they had got into something by accident and with lockdown theyve had much more internet usage. My internet is password protected, it feeds a desktop, tv laptop and iphones. Todays hits were only on desktop which only uses firefox and no one could have used it.Any ideas as to what might be going on, unfortunately the history doesn't give a time which would help narrow it down.

Asked by tommcfarling 4 days ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 4 days ago