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How to add image to my firefox home page / newtab page?

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I… (read more)

I am trying to add my own background to the home page but cannot find any way to do it. There must be an option for something so simple somewhere, but I cannot find it. I do not want to install an add-on for this as I am not comfortable handing out my personal info to some random guy or group to accomplish something so simple. Thanks.

Asked by me 4 days ago

Answered by cor-el 2 days ago

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I can't find my saved logins!

Hello Team Mozilla, I use my browser to save usernames and passwords to my browser but from yesterday I can not find them to my browser. How do I get them back? Thanks in… (read more)

Hello Team Mozilla,

I use my browser to save usernames and passwords to my browser but from yesterday I can not find them to my browser. How do I get them back?

Thanks in advance,

Joachim Mabula

Asked by Joachim Mabula 2 days ago

Answered by FredMcD 2 days ago

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"places.xul" file not found after update to FF 73.0

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager… (read more)

Hi there, I run FF 73 on Lubuntu, and since the upgrade chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul is no longer found. I use it as a handy bookmarks and downloads manager within a tab. Error message:

"Firefox can't find the file at jar:file:///usr/lib/firefox/browser/omni.ja!/chrome/browser/content/browser/places/places.xul. "

I realize that this question is similar to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1223548#answer-1127393 but it doesn't solve my issue. In fact the URI's listed also don't work I have found:

   chrome://browser/content/places/places.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/bookmarksSidebar.xul
   chrome://browser/content/places/historySidebar.xul 

Please advise. Thanks for your help!

Asked by Peter 3 months ago

Answered by McCoy 3 months ago

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Can't watch live videos on you tube

iam currently using acer nitro 515-52 with ubuntu 18.04 as my base os and whenever i try to access the live videos on you tube the following error occurs "our browser doe… (read more)

iam currently using acer nitro 515-52 with ubuntu 18.04 as my base os and whenever i try to access the live videos on you tube the following error occurs "our browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Click here to visit our frequently asked questions about HTML5 video". I have only browsec plugin installed on my extensions. I even tried to reinstal my firefox but the same error occurs. kindly suggest me an article so that i can overcome this issue.

Asked by tradeenterprisesolution 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 days ago

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Firefox 76.0.1 not playing embedded Twitter videos

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I… (read more)

On the entertainment media site Buzzfeed, clicking on a post of an embedded Twitter video gives me a blank white image. No error message like "Unable to play the file". I did a clear history, cache & cookies and refreshed Firefox. I ran the apt update for Ubunto. It had been operating smoothly in the past. If I go to Twitter, it plays. It just goes blank when I click on the video embedded in the post.

Thank you for any assistance.

Asked by varices 2 weeks ago

Answered by varices 1 week ago

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Turn off "Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code" warning

When downloading pdf, html and other files I recently started getting an "Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code" warning. This is annoying and defi… (read more)

When downloading pdf, html and other files I recently started getting an "Executable files may contain viruses or other malicious code" warning. This is annoying and definitely nothing I didn't know. Besides, many of these files were written by me, so this simply represents an additional annoyance in my workflow. How do I permanently disable this behavior?

Asked by redask9 5 days ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 5 days ago

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Multiaccount Containers Addon Downloading But Not Appearing In Toolbar in Windows 10 and Ubuntu 20.04

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent versi… (read more)

And neither is the Temporary Containers Addon. I just did fresh brand new initial Firefox install on both the most updated version of Windows 10 and the most recent version of Ubuntu 20.04. All addons appear in the toolbar except these 2. I've tried installing these 2 first. I've tried installing them last, then disabling all the other addons, uninstalling them and reinstalling them. Nothing will make them appear in the toolbar, yet they appear as enabled when they display under the addons > extensions. Also, hitting the extension shortcuts will not bring up the addon interaction screen for any of the addons, e.g. Ctrl U or Ctrl <period> or whatever the relevant shortcut command is. This appears to only be an issue with FRESH Firefox install, because on my other computer running Windows 10 I've had the Multiaccount Containers Addon in the toolbar for 6 months without issue through many older versions of Firefox; and after I updated (rather than fresh install) to this latest version the Multiaccount Containers Addon remains in the toolbar without issue.

Can anyone suggest how I can get theMultiaccount Containers Addon and Temporary Containers Addon to appear in the toolbar? And why are none of the extension shortcuts working - could I be executing them on the wrong screen? I've been trying them on the Addons > Extensions screen.

Asked by sandstrom1 1 week ago

Answered by cor-el 1 week ago

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How can I view two tabs side-by-side?

Viewing two tabs side-by-side can be very helpful, for example when copying information across. This used to work in older version using the AddOns tiled=tabs/pages. But … (read more)

Viewing two tabs side-by-side can be very helpful, for example when copying information across. This used to work in older version using the AddOns tiled=tabs/pages. But in FF76 tiled-pages has very limited functionality and does not work for me for any page that requires javascript - so most pages requiring logins are out.

How can I get this very time-saving functionality back?

Asked by Christians 1 week ago

Answered by Tommy 1 week ago

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FF leaks my info to google... why?

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu". As i'… (read more)

If I search by highlighting text and then right click + 'search google for...' the following link address in the next page always includes the text "client=ubuntu".

As i'm using ubuntu that might not seem strange, but it's strange to me because I use this addon which is supposed to spoof my browser and O/S and also in about config I have: privacy.resistFingerprinting and "privacy.trackingprotection.fingerprinting.enabled"' both set to "true".

Can anyone tell me how google is able to detect this info?

And seeing as the about:config settings dont seem to work... how i'm able to stop it?

Asked by Davidddeee 3 weeks ago

Answered by philipp 3 weeks ago

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Is widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM) addon not available for firefox on raspberry pi 4?

I recently installed some linux distributions on the raspberry pi 4 including firefox. In contrast to the same os/firefox combination running on my (10 years old) laptop … (read more)

I recently installed some linux distributions on the raspberry pi 4 including firefox. In contrast to the same os/firefox combination running on my (10 years old) laptop pc, no widevine Content Decryption Module (CDM) addon seems to be available. This means starting of videos from respective sources after proper login does not take place. (I am sorry for the English)

Asked by Carsten 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Doesn't show iframe content correctly

Hi, Since months I'm struggling with this issue but today I became unable to bear any more. Many websites works fine with Chrome while don't with Firefox because of ifram… (read more)

Hi,

Since months I'm struggling with this issue but today I became unable to bear any more.

Many websites works fine with Chrome while don't with Firefox because of iframe issue. As shown in this link you can read the story fine under Chrome while sucks with Firefox so I wonder:

How can I bypass this issue? Is there some kind of CSS manipulation for run this kind of content fine (I run some websites locally so Firefox always sucks with iframe)?

NOTE: See the attached please

Asked by mbnoimi 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 week ago

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How to migrate profiles when upgrading from one ESR minor version to another, e.g. from ESR 68.x to ESR 68.y?

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we wou… (read more)

We currently would like to upgrade our centrally installed Firefox ESR version and would like users to keep their settings and be disrupted minimally. Specifically we would like to upgrade from 68.4.2 to the current 68.8.

I am aware that as of Firefox 67 a dedicated profile version is used for each Firefox version (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/dedicated-profiles-firefox-installation).

I had assumed that as it is only a minor upgrade of the same ESR version a new profile would not be necessary, however it creates a new empty profile by default.

The suggested solution to use Firefox Sync is not an option as creating Firefox Sync accounts for all our users would even be more overhead.

Is it indended behaviour that new profiles are created for the same ESR (major) version? Is there a simple way to migrate existing profiles?

Thanks.

Asked by junk-code 2 weeks ago

Answered by junk-code 1 week ago

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Open bookmark as pinned tab

I am looking to a way to open specific bookmarks open as pinned tab. If there is no way, accept this as a feature request which can add an option in bookmark properties t… (read more)

I am looking to a way to open specific bookmarks open as pinned tab. If there is no way, accept this as a feature request which can add an option in bookmark properties to enable this bookmark open as pinned tab instead normal tab. Thanks.

Asked by Amir 1 week ago

Answered by Shashank Shekhar 1 week ago

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On Startup, I only want one tab to appear on my page. about 12 tabs always come up. I can't figure out why?

I'm trying to open just one tab when I open Mozilla browser. I can't figure out why multiple tabs keep coming up. Many Thanks (in advance) for your help. Chuck … (read more)

I'm trying to open just one tab when I open Mozilla browser. I can't figure out why multiple tabs keep coming up.

Many Thanks (in advance) for your help.

Chuck

Asked by sailhopc 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago

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How to prevent a single tab from closing?

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9 How can I prevent a single tab from closing? I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the ac… (read more)

Firefox 76.0 64 Bit for Linux Mint 1.0 Mint 19 Cinnamon3.8.9

How can I prevent a single tab from closing?

I would like to prevent the keystroke Ctrl W from closing the active tab.

My understanding is that it is impossible to change keybindings in Firefox.

I thought an alternative might be to set Firefox to warn before closing a tab.

I had no luck in finding such an option.

Is there such an option?

If not, any other ideas?

Asked by tinker123 1 week ago

Answered by tinker123 1 week ago

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Visits to one website do not appear in history though others do.

Background: I just had to rebuild my Linux system partition from backup. After doing this I discovered that although most websites behave perfectly with Firefox, there is… (read more)

Background: I just had to rebuild my Linux system partition from backup.

After doing this I discovered that although most websites behave perfectly with Firefox, there is one website which now never appears in the history though I have visited the pages with no problem.

This is a problem because I use the change in color of links to the website to keep track of which pages I have visited. I have looked to see if Firefox has a list of sites which are not tracked but have been unable to find it.

PS, after the restore all my old history was restored including visits to the website which is now causing a problem.

Asked by whelan_jj 2 weeks ago

Answered by cor-el 2 weeks ago

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Firefox 73 no longer plays Netflix. It load the homepage but movies fail to play

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the… (read more)

I'm a Linux (archlinux) user. After the update to FF73 I cannot play Netflix movies. I can log in, see the homepage, choose a movie and then I tries for awhile to run the movie. After a while it fails with error: F7702-1290. It suggest to check I have the latest version of Firefox, which of course, I do. Any Ideas to solve the problem.

Asked by R. Alvez 3 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 3 months ago

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Firefox would NOT OPEN...did a Refresh 3 times...Read: Successful..but FIREFOX READS: DO A REFRESH!! HELP!!

FIREFOX MOZILLA LINUX: Firefox would Not Open...I did a REFRESH 3 TIMES...it read: Successful...I then went to Firefox Browser...to Open Firefox...and 3 times it read: S… (read more)

FIREFOX MOZILLA LINUX: Firefox would Not Open...I did a REFRESH 3 TIMES...it read: Successful...I then went to Firefox Browser...to Open Firefox...and 3 times it read: Successful...But i still can NOT open Firefox.. Please Help thanks, rm

Asked by r2006m 3 weeks ago

Answered by andmagdo 2 weeks ago