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Change location of temporary files

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache. Right now those files are saved in C:\Use… (read more)

I want to change the location of the temporary files corresponding to the web pages I visit. It seems to be called the cache.

Right now those files are saved in

   C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\

but my C drive is a SSD and I don't want them to be there.

Note: In about:config, I created a string

   browser.cache.disk.parent_directory

and set its value to

   D:\Temp\Firefox_temp\

but to no avail: the temporary HTML pages are still created in C:\Users\userid\AppData\Local\Temp\.

Asked by Joël Bissonnette 1 year ago

Answered by yogyta kalwar 1 year ago

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run two or more instances of firefox at same time

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because th… (read more)

Hello. How can i run multiple instances of firefox at the same time? I read this article https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/1155401 but it looks outdated because this doesnt work for. I tried PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -ProfileManager PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote PS D:\Program Files\PortableApps\PortableApps\FirefoxPortableESR> .\FirefoxPortable.exe -no-remote -ProfileManager I use firefox 78 as main instance and i wanna use esr as other instances. Thanks.

Asked by tomasiche 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Toolbar text size.

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the… (read more)

Hi, I am setting up a laptop for my wife to replace her old one. I have installed Firefox and found that although the main body text is the correct size, the text on the toolbars is very small compared to her old one. How can I increase the toolbar font size without altering the main body. Thank you, Andrew

Asked by andrewdpeters 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Very Sorry to Have to Ask - Disable Cache for Development

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instruc… (read more)

I made a mistake and broke my FireFox profile. I made a new profile, then copied 11 files from a backup of my profile into my new profile folder, following these instructions https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/recovering-important-data-from-an-old-profile

Most things came right back, that is very nice.

I am not certain if browser cache is disabled, which is necessary to avoid insanity while making changes to websites, which is what I do all the time. My mental defects did not prevent me finding thousands of web pages explaining how to complete this task. However, my mental defects prevented me finding any explanation created since the formation of the internet (I am estimating the internet first formed in 2008, because the dates of the answers I found indicated as such (anything before 2013 is basically the same as 2008 for internet purposes). And so, I am here to beg a moment of your time to help me resolve this risk to my mental health which will be extremely serious if caching does not discontinue its anti-social activities.

LEST YOU THINK I AM HELPLESS I found my way to about:config, entered cache into the search and up came about eighty various cache, assundry and other forms of affiliated/associated items. The list is diverse, but every item on the list has one very special thing in common with all the others, and as a group, they achieve an astonishing feat.

WHAT THESE configs HAVE IN COMMON All eighty configs produce by the procedures above have the letters c-a-c-h-e somewhere within them in that precise sequence, with no intervening or otherwise contrary letterizations.

THEIR COLLECTIVE FEAT They manage to organize themselves to perfection, including among them every single config containing the letters c-a-c-h-e in that exact order. No slackers calling in with covid or excuses of dogs eating their homework, all do their part in the roll call when its taken this way. This kind of character is exemplary and inspiring.

THE PROBLEM I attempted to calculate how many combinations of values these eighty configs can have. I got as far as determining a penny for each combination would amount to more than 400 times the gross product of economic activity since the dawn of recorded history.

STRATEGY Since trying every combination is too time consuming, my goal is to go straight to the correct config adjustment to send the cache away.

HYPOTHESIS Changing the last item on the list, marked 'cache' from TRUE to FALSE will produce the cacheless experience I must achieve in order to not impersonate a Molotov Cocktail.

The attached image shows what I have in mind. I am going ahead with experiements, but my hope is someone with knowledge will help click this thing in the way it should go.

Asked by Carla Rogers 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Firefox 78 and the webp file extension for images. How do I disable webp?

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop ser… (read more)

I'd like it if Firefox would automatically convert webp images to jpg or png files instead of the opposite... stop trying to save png or jpg files as webp... and stop serving me webp images when it is optional. I understand there are websites that ONLY display webp format images, but I am also aware that jpg and png files exist on many of these websites as well. I do not want to disable the ability to display webp in the browser, but I want to turn off whatever option is currently turned on.

I'd like to go back to being able to right click, Save Image As > and end up saving a png or jpg. There have been several websites over the last few weeks that I have visited, and even if the image in the URL is named jpg or png, Firefox tries to save it as a webp. This is complicating my image saving process. I am using the Add-on named "Save webP as PNG or JPEG" which works, but slows down my saving process considerably. The Add-on does not remember the last folder I saved an image to, and adds several additional clicks to what used to be a simple process.

Is there a way in about:config to prevent Firefox from putting webp as the default file format in the Save Image As dialog box?

Suggesting that I use Internet Explorer or Edge is crazy. I'm not changing browsers.

You can demo this annoyance by trying to save this image, which is obviously supposed to be a jpg: https://media.entertainmentearth.com/assets/images/7c23e8c9a6014c57aa8f5d3e281b3834lg.jpg

Asked by brandon9 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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Firefox v77 - Need command to "return to the previous tab"

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Fire… (read more)

I need to configure a keyboard command -- or else find an Add-on -- that will "return" -- from the current tab, to the previous tab -- that was displayed in the same Firefox window.

Years ago there was an Add-on that provided this function -- but it was never updated to work on later Firefox versions... I have looked recently, and found nothing similar -- but does anyone know if there is an Add-on to provide this function, that will work on Firefox v77 ?

If not, then how can we forward the following suggestion to Mozilla?

Similar to Alt-Tab calling the Windows "switch Window" action -- Ctrl-Alt-Tab would (ideally) switch Tabs in Firefox, to display the previously displayed Tab, in the (same) top window.

Thank you,

BillK

Asked by kingsbry 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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I can not remove websites from Browser dropdown menu

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own. I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the d… (read more)

My Foxfire Browser's drop down menu has a mind of it's own.

I use current Foxfire Browser (77.0.1) with Windows 10 and have been trying to clear useless items from the drop down menu for months. I have tried all the standard, 'highlight and delete' options on YOUTUBE and right here.

I must be asking the wrong questions, because the answers I am finding do not clear the items from Foxfire's drop down menu. None of the prescribed techniques cleared the sites from Foxfire's drop down menu.. Hard to understand what I am missing but my browser' is clearly NOT responding the way explained in answers I have found.

Example: There is a Search with Amazon.com site listed. I have NEVER used and it will not be cleared. No Matter what. Top item on FoxFire's drop down menu.

In desperation, I just tried clearing "all browsing history" 'and the annoying drop down sites are still there. 'In fact, now there are additional annoying sites from Facebook (have not been in 10 years) and twitter (I have Never been on twiter).

What is wrong with this browser ?

Can anyone help ? Please.

Asked by Bulltwinkle 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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"Reload page" button has disappeared

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone… (read more)

After installing Firefox 84.0 (Mac), I no longer see the circular "reload page" tool on the address bar. Is this something I did, or has it really gone away? If it's gone, how do I force a page reload? If I screwed something up, any idea how I can unscrew it ;) ?

Asked by BSquared 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Does FF have a horizontal left-right scroll key or key combo for really wide pages?

Hi All some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar. https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap If I'm lucky, w… (read more)

Hi All

some pages like this one are wide enough to have a horizontal left/right scroll bar.

https://trello.com/b/3OtE8BCR/brizy-wordpress-public-roadmap

If I'm lucky, when I want scroll left or right, the cursor is on a piece of HTML where it can move when I use the left or right arrow keys. However often, the cursor isn't available or the right place.

Is there a key or key combo where I can shift the web page left or right in the FF window? I often find it difficult to use the horizontal scrollbar with the mouse.

Asked by Adam H. 1 year ago

Answered by the-edmeister 1 year ago

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Change color of blank page before renderization

I spend 12+ hours a day in front of a computer and blank pages hurt my eyes. I use dark mode wherever possible. I've changed the background color of about:blank already a… (read more)

I spend 12+ hours a day in front of a computer and blank pages hurt my eyes. I use dark mode wherever possible.

I've changed the background color of about:blank already and it works as I expected.

However, when a request is fired to load a web page, there's a quick transition which may paint the canvas totally blank before starting rendering the requested page. Since this transition may take a couple of seconds sometimes in my environment, the screen flashes blank onto my face, really hurting my eyes used to most of things dark most of the time.

Is there a way to configure the color of this transitioning blank page, please?

Thanks a lot in advance. :-)

Asked by rgomes 1 year ago

Answered by rgomes 1 year ago

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Is it possible to style the built in pdf.js viewer using CSS/modify in general?

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it;… (read more)

A lot of firefox is customizable via userchrome or extensions, however one thing that does not seem to be is the default PDF.js viewer. I would like to continue using it; however, I would like to change the styling on it (specifically I want to change how page breaks are rendered, which I already have the CSS for). Extensions obviously will not work as it is an internal file, userChrome doesn't work (I tried it), and I can't seem to find where the viewer is actually located on my PC (Search Everything brings nothing relevant up for pdfjs, pdf.js, or viewer.html.) Is there any way that I can modify the inbuilt PDF viewer?


PS this is probably unimportant but I noticed that https://mozilla.github.io/pdf.js/web/viewer.html has slightly different CSS from the built in version .

Asked by ev3commander 1 year ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 year ago

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Is it possible to share a FF profile on two computers?

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tri… (read more)

I have been using Firefox for ages now, and collected a rather large number of bookmarks (>15,000) As far as I know such a number poses some issues, for instance I tried several times to use Sync but was never able to use it.

Since I am using two different machines, I tend to save my bookmarks only on the main one. When I am working on the laptop I never save bookmarks but I message them to myself (never been able to save them on my main machine, sigh) and every once in a while I "restore" bookmarks from the backup set of the main machine on the laptop. It always takes a while and oftentimes it feels like the process hangs, but so far I managed.

Today I started wondering again if there's a less frustrating and more efficient way to handle this. The question I started asking myself was: could I use the same FF profile from the laptop & the main machine? Say by saving it in the cloud?

Thanks for any hint or suggestion!

Asked by Giampaolo 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Disabling the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen - old method doesn't work

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this… (read more)

For a long time I used a known method to disable the mouseover to reveal the address/toolbar while in fullscreen. It is described here link text and works via adding this line

  1. fullscr-toggler { display:none !important; }

in userChrome.css and enabling userChrome.css at about:config page. However it stopped working for me. I am currently with Firefox 85.0.

Asked by udibner 1 year ago

Answered by cor-el 1 year ago

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Is there a correct way to close Firefox from a .bat file

Hi, I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I ha… (read more)

Hi,

I am on windows 10/FF 78.01 and I have a batch file that on closure saves many things to another disk. Recently I added the saving of my Firefox profiles folder. I had read that when exporting/saving this folder one should ensure that Firefox is closed. Is there a tidy way of closing Firefox in my .bat script?

Currently I am using the cmd taskkill /F /IM firefox.exe but I notice that when I reload Firefox it restarts pretty well exactly where it left off rather than starting with my standard set of tabs as defined in my option 'Use current pages'. It's not a big deal but it would nice to know if there is a correct way to close FF that gives the same restart result as when I do a manual hit 'x' /Close n tabs. Thank you


edited to correct the leading lines spaces, to allow content to wrap properly

Asked by oldchap47 1 year ago

Answered by oldchap47 1 year ago

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How do I set the general zoom level programmatically

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller s… (read more)

When I use Firefox on the external monitor, I set the zoom level to 150%. When I leave home a take my laptop with me, I set the zoom level to 100% to use with a smaller screen.

I want to automate setting the zoom level.

Is there a way to programmatically set the zoom level from a script? Does Firefox expose such an API / command-line tool?

Thanks!

Asked by Pierre 1 year ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 1 year ago

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I want to switch between the results of a google search and open some in new tabs.

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore: The search results of an inter… (read more)

Hi all, I believe I remember that this function once was implemented in firefox and I used it regularly. But now I can't find it anymore:

The search results of an internet search (let's say google search results) show up in firefox one after the other. When I move my hand to the mouse and Strg + click I can open selected search results in new tabs. From the keyboard I can only use Tab to navigate from element to element - but not from search result to search result as I want.

Is there a possibility to move quickly from search result to search result? To skip all the not interesting elements? To "tab" through all these links, the maps, the ads takes ages...

Would be great if someone knew the old function in firefox at least.

ami

Asked by ami 2 years ago

Answered by Jeff Grossman 2 years ago

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where "launch site specific browser" affter v89 ?

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ... … (read more)

where launch site specific browser affter v89 ? before is to access need to active "browser.ssb.enabled" on about:config and then can see in ...

Asked by jdoajxjd 8 months ago

Answered by cor-el 8 months ago

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Can't load twitter : https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops. The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violatio… (read more)

Twitter works fin on other browsers, just not firefox. Worked yesterday. Today I get: Oops.

The site at https://twitter.com/ has experienced a network protocol violation that cannot be repaired.

The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because an error in the data transmission was detected.

   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

Mac Catalina, Firefox 81.0 thanks

Asked by johndillworth 1 year ago

Answered by TyDraniu 1 year ago