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Add-ons file location

Hi, Where does Mozilla Firefox saves the files from add-ons? Don't know if it is from Windows update or from Firefox update, but my add-ons settings keeps on resetting an… (read more)

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Where does Mozilla Firefox saves the files from add-ons? Don't know if it is from Windows update or from Firefox update, but my add-ons settings keeps on resetting and I lose a lot of data from them because of that. And if I know where Firefox saves those files, then I can make a backup for them.

Asked by S.Valentin 4 years ago

Answered by S.Valentin 4 years ago

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The plus sign that allows clicking to get a new tab is missing so only one tab is available

Yesterday, I have no idea how it happened but I was in the middle of working when the ability to open a new tab vanished... no more + sign available to click. Appreciat… (read more)

Yesterday, I have no idea how it happened but I was in the middle of working when the ability to open a new tab vanished... no more + sign available to click. Appreciate your help!

Asked by gggeorge 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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what is be best ad blocker for Firefox

I got corrupted twice last year looking for help. Listed web pgs were scam. Someone with firefox advise me the best ad blocker, MY computer runs several minutes . Ad b… (read more)

I got corrupted twice last year looking for help. Listed web pgs were scam. Someone with firefox advise me the best ad blocker, MY computer runs several minutes . Ad blockers and pop ups are so enoying

Asked by Requin481 4 years ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 years ago

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Cannot download files from Google Drive using Firefox

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.goo… (read more)

Never had problem with downloading files via Firefox from Google Drive until now...instead of file download I get tab page with following url: https://doc-04-c8-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/jom0u67oa0tfigrh4n9sea600sv1527e/s7srbc6ckut7m2fm1eeurtos8v4ecb70/1493064000000/07580902641423571478/07580902641423571478/0B1FDjJYZYLbhRTlLQmtERjVCZ2s?e=download&nonce=4ekqosb5geo8u&user=09357804788864382250&hash=t8fpbl8um4ju2acaskk56nd6e491l86b

Uploading to GD using Firefox works..MS Edge and Chrome download fine...reinstalled and refreshed Firefox..tried troubleshooting tips for download problems per Mozilla help page and community forum..no MIMEtypes folder exists in my profile folder..any suggestions?

Asked by Dino808 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How do I stop Firefox from opening a new tab every time I click on a link? I just want to go to the link, not open new tabs. Time wasted by having to close tabs

I'm feeling sick of Firefox because it's wasting my time -- I do a lot of online research, and I just want to simply click on a link and go to the site! Instead Firefox b… (read more)

I'm feeling sick of Firefox because it's wasting my time -- I do a lot of online research, and I just want to simply click on a link and go to the site! Instead Firefox browser opens a new tab every time I click on a link. Which means I have to wade through a pile of old tabs, and spend precious moments closing them.

Is my brower not working right? Or can the settings be changed? Or is that just the way Firefox works nowadays? I've tried various Tab Options -- but none of them simply make it so a link goes straight to a site, without opening a new tab or window.

Help!

Asked by traversetravis 4 years ago

Answered by shushubef 4 years ago

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1080p Video's are choppy only at 60 fps only on youtube.

Ok, Ive been having this really annoying problem. Been having it for a little while now. Ive noticed only on youtube that 1080p video's play back is choppy. The videos wi… (read more)

Ok, Ive been having this really annoying problem. Been having it for a little while now. Ive noticed only on youtube that 1080p video's play back is choppy. The videos will freeze and then start playing after a few seconds, audio keeps playing. I started doing some testing. Ive found out that its only 1080p videos at 60 fps. If its not 60 fps it will play the video fine. Ive tried downloading google chrome to see if it did the same thing. Google chrome plays 1080p videos at 60 fps fine. So that rules out it being the computer I think. Video's off line play fine also, I tried to uninstall firefox and reinstall it didnt fix it. Only add on I have on fire fox is adblock plus. This issue is starting to drive me nuts!!! Not sure what else to do.

Asked by sazabizc 4 years ago

Answered by sazabizc 4 years ago

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SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT

This morning I started getting this error on the gmail site this morning. GMail is working fine in Chrome and in the app on my phone so I'm thinking this is a Firefox iss… (read more)

This morning I started getting this error on the gmail site this morning. GMail is working fine in Chrome and in the app on my phone so I'm thinking this is a Firefox issue not a GMail one.

I'm only able to test on one computer right now.

Firefox 53.0.3 on Windows7 I'm also using GMail Notifier 0.7.4

An error occurred during a connection to mail.google.com. Peer received a valid certificate, but access was denied. Error code: SSL_ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED_ALERT

Asked by CortJstr 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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How to get rid of Yahoo search engine?

I use google as startpage. I only use Google and potentially wiki as search engines, yahoo is not even to be found in the list. I have no addons or what ever that I know … (read more)

I use google as startpage. I only use Google and potentially wiki as search engines, yahoo is not even to be found in the list. I have no addons or what ever that I know of that use Yahoo, neither have I installed anything that uses it.

Yet since a few days Yahoo has replaced my standard search engine (google) whenever I type in a search in the top-right textbox.

I've checked all settings and nothing has changed. Google is my standard searchengine still. In the list with search engines, there is no yahoo to be found.

So how the f... is yahoo being used as the search engine when I type something in?

It's even worse. This morning I was behind the PC and performed some google searches. I leave the PC for a few hours, come back and do a search... and suddenly Yahoo is my search engine without me having changed anything in the meantime? WTF?

What is causing it and how can I get rid of the disgusting Yahoo search that I absolutely hate?

Asked by GeorgeSaint 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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HTTP Strict Transport Security prevents me from accessing a server that I'm doing development on

I cannot access a clients site that I'm working on due to an HSTS error, I used to be able to bypass this with test.currentTimeOffsetSeconds, however it seems to not work… (read more)

I cannot access a clients site that I'm working on due to an HSTS error, I used to be able to bypass this with test.currentTimeOffsetSeconds, however it seems to not work anymore.

I use Firefox for development because it has better tools than any browser I've use in the past, however this is a real blocker for me, since the sites I'm working on don't have DNS names yet and can't get updated certificates till then.

I've also manually added an exception in the certificate options, though that also didn't work.

Please guys, I've always been pushing people to use Firefox, though if it starts limiting my options without any way to bypass it if I feel I need to do something, then I'll be forced to go hunting for a browser that gives me more freedom, not to mention this is costing me work hours.

Asked by nmjbhoffmann 4 years ago

Answered by jscher2000 4 years ago

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What is a "Content Encoding Error" and how do I fix it?

I can't access certain sites from my laptop anymore due to a Content Encoding Error message. I've contacted the site owner in question and it's running fine. I can also a… (read more)

I can't access certain sites from my laptop anymore due to a Content Encoding Error message. I've contacted the site owner in question and it's running fine. I can also access it on my other desktop computer using Firefox.

No other browsers are able to access the site, either, from my laptop. My laptop is a Windows 8. I have Avast Antivirus and Malwarebytes installed, if that makes any difference. I tried allowing the app through Windows Firewall and it didn't help.

I've tried refreshing Firefox, restoring my laptop to an earlier date, and going into the about:config menu and following steps from other articles concerning this problem. I've cleared my Cache and my Cookies. Nothing fixes it.

Does anyone have any advice? I figure it's a problem with my laptop, but I've never run across it before. Help?

Asked by Brandy Miller 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Gah. Your tab just crashed?!!

I'm getting this odd error with the standard install of FF since the last few updates every time I try to load FF (even starting up with a blank page) or open a new tab. … (read more)

I'm getting this odd error with the standard install of FF since the last few updates every time I try to load FF (even starting up with a blank page) or open a new tab. Tried a fresh profile .. same result. Completely uninstalled FF & deleted the existing profile, then installed again ... ditto. Ran in FF safe mode .. ditto. Disabled hardware acceleration .. ditto. Scanned for nasties (ESET) .. nothing. Installed the latest portable version .. worked fine. Copied the old profile into the portable version .. worked fine. So what could be causing the installed version to give the 'Gah ..' error, both on starting up FF & opening a new tab, but not affect the same FF portable (same version)? The system is an ASUS laptop Win7Pro 32-bit. It's my wife's pc and she uses IE (gasp), so it's not a life or death situation. I'll use FF portable & update now & then unless there's a fix??? One final observation - the first time FF is run after an update or a fresh install, it oddly works then, but shut FF down & restart it .. and all I get is "Gah.." - Gah indeed!

Asked by 1984a 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago

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how to manage no. of active downloads numbers

In firefox downloads if i download 10 video means i will first download(active downloads) 6 file other 4 file are in queue it will be downloaded after any 1 file finished… (read more)

In firefox downloads if i download 10 video means i will first download(active downloads) 6 file other 4 file are in queue it will be downloaded after any 1 file finished downloading. i want to change that active downloads to 2 not 6 or any no. so that after any one file downloaded in that files 3rd files will downloaded, is that posible to change that setting in download

Asked by ajith3596 4 years ago

Answered by Pfouit 4 years ago

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Cannot use Microsoft 365 Online

I have to use Microsoft Office 365 for my work. Suddenly (just over this weekend) I am getting an error message whenever I try; to use any of the online programs besides… (read more)

I have to use Microsoft Office 365 for my work. Suddenly (just over this weekend) I am getting an error message whenever I try; to use any of the online programs besides Outlook, such as OneDrive or Word Online:

An error occurred during a connection to login.windows.net. Invalid OCSP signing certificate in OCSP response. Error code: SEC_ERROR_OCSP_INVALID_SIGNING_CERT

   The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because the authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
   Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.

This has never been a problem before the Memorial Day weekend. I have two Microsoft-365 accounts, and they are both giving me this error message. How do I fix it?

I should mention that I tried it on Microsoft Edge, and it worked fine. I prefer Firefox over Edge, but if I cannot access my work documents, then I will have no choice but to switch over to Edge.

Asked by aeb79 4 years ago

Answered by cor-el 4 years ago

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Limit memory usage per Tab without blocking things?

I recently upgraded from Firefox 32 to 64 bit and suddenly Firefox is using up the memory of my laptop. I think it's because some websites have too many running scripts. … (read more)

I recently upgraded from Firefox 32 to 64 bit and suddenly Firefox is using up the memory of my laptop. I think it's because some websites have too many running scripts. Is there a way to limit memory per tab without using blocking software? I avoid Adblock and NoScript because it blocks too many ads. Most websites are responsible with their ads so I don't want to deny them ad revenue.

Asked by Brixter 4 years ago

Answered by John99 4 years ago

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Firefox takes a long time to connect to websites on start.

This problem is weirdly specific, I have tried other browsers and firefox is the only thing affected, so its firefox specific. When I first open firefox, firefox itself o… (read more)

This problem is weirdly specific, I have tried other browsers and firefox is the only thing affected, so its firefox specific. When I first open firefox, firefox itself opens and loads within seconds perfectly fine, I can do things with it offline perfectly fine (like using it to open a file) But when I try to go to any website, it takes ages to load and function normally. It doesnt even matter how many tabs I open, I can load one website, or three, it takes the same amount of time.

Once it has loaded the website(s) it functions completely normally! I can load new websites or pages just fine, and everything works perfectly, until I close firefox and open it again. Its driving me insane because I'm not going to just leave firefox open at all times (This is a gaming PC, I try to not have too many unnecessary programs running in the background)

I have tried several things, I reset firefox, didnt work. I have reset my PC, didnt work. I ran firefox in safe mode...worked! So it must be a add-on or extension, right? ...Nope, turned them all off one by one and every time it didn't work. (I only run uBlock anyway)

So whatever the issue is, has something to do with something safe-mode would prevent/turn off, but not add-on's/extensions.

EDIT: Forgot to also mention, I tried clearing cache/cookies/history as well, so pretty much everything short of a completely clean re-install of firefox with none of my personal data, but hoping to avoid the nuclear option if I can.

Asked by Zaayl 4 years ago

Answered by Zaayl 4 years ago