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How do I move Firefox to a new PC

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve … (read more)

Hi, I want to move Firefox to a new PC. I know there are many guides on how to do that, but what I'm most concerned about are my open windows and Tabs. How do I preserve those on the move?

Thank you.

Asked by mschwage 9 months ago

Answered by Mamoon 9 months ago

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Cannot play videos on Amazon/Netflix

Unable to play any videos on Amazon/Netflix. Just says Video unavailable. The same videos play just fine on Safari. Using a Mac Air M1. After some investigation, it looks… (read more)

Unable to play any videos on Amazon/Netflix. Just says Video unavailable. The same videos play just fine on Safari. Using a Mac Air M1.

After some investigation, it looks like the OpenH264 is not downloading (OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc. will be installed shortly.) Widevine is installed on the other hand.

Asked by 91sanjay 10 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 10 months ago

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Change default bookmark location to "other" instead of most recently used folder

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.… (read more)

Is there a way that I can change this setting in config rather than downloading an add-on? This changed with the most recent Firefox update for me (I'm currently on 85.0.1. for Ubuntu). Currently, the default save behavior is for bookmarks to save to the most recent folder you've picked. My preferred behavior would be for all bookmarks to save to "Other bookmarks" until I can file them away later.

Asked by reginakbuhl 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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Bookmarks Toolbar "Only Show on New Tab" option not working

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New… (read more)

If i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Always Show, everything works fine, the toolbar is displayed all the time. Now, if i set Bookmarks Toolbar option to Only Show on New Tab the toolbar is not displayed anywhere. You can't see it in the new tab or the current tab.

I tested it with FF 85.0.2 (64-bit) and with FF Developer Editition 86.0b9 (64-bit)

I am attaching a VideoGIF to show the problem

Asked by dev/null 9 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 9 months ago

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IRS DENIES ACCESS TO THEIR REFUND STATUS SITE

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site wit… (read more)

Reviewed "Sheribee" earlier issue which apparently involved a VPN. I do not have a VPN but have tried several times in the past week to access IRS refund status site without success. I can get into irs.gov, but am unsuccessful in accessing the refund status site after entering required input data. The issue has occurred only this past week.

I'm unaware of IRS issues causing this problem.

Have not had this issue on any other sites; and I have successful retrieved data in prior years.

I am not saving any sign on protocols with the irs or any other sites.

Running Windows 10. Thanks for any help. BTW I did get refund information using the telephone, but I want to ensure there's not a hidden conflict of some sort with FireFox. Thanks for any help.

Asked by firefoxwag 9 months ago

Answered by firefoxwag 9 months ago

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Can't Access County Website. Get SSL not supported message.

Have always been able to access county dept. of public health website but now get the following message: SSL Not Supported Error 29 publichealth.lacounty.gov 2021-02-08 … (read more)

Have always been able to access county dept. of public health website but now get the following message:

SSL Not Supported Error 29 publichealth.lacounty.gov 2021-02-08 18:48:35 UTC

Am able to access website using IE and Chrome. Any suggestions about how to fix problem? Thanks.

Asked by mjo1971 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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ESNI Config missing

I am using Developer Edition, 85.0b3 (64-bit) Windows (en-US). Up and until last version, 84.0x, I was able to access the network.security.esni.enabled setting, but now … (read more)

I am using Developer Edition, 85.0b3 (64-bit) Windows (en-US). Up and until last version, 84.0x, I was able to access the network.security.esni.enabled setting, but now it's missing from about:config I have tried all three versions of 85.0 ( b1 b2 b3 ... so far ), and none of them have this setting. Manually adding the key has no effect.

I have also checked the [notes for 85.0beta] ,but couldn't find any note with regards to this change.

Is this a bug, or has this feature been removed, or moved to a different config page?

Asked by Gliesefire 11 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 11 months ago

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aliexpress

again the shopping cart in aliexpress does not work. there are no addons. in pinterest, and after a while, the computer hangs up. опять корзина в алиэкспресс не работает.… (read more)

again the shopping cart in aliexpress does not work. there are no addons. in pinterest, and after a while, the computer hangs up.

опять корзина в алиэкспресс не работает. никаких дополнений нет. в pinterest и вовсе через некоторое время намертво вешает комп.

Asked by yur1x_rc 11 months ago

Answered by jonzn4SUSE 11 months ago

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Take screenshot

Hi! As of today, the "Take screenshot" function is missing from my Firefox. I've already tried all the tips I've found on the Internet, but nothing worked. Please help - … (read more)

Hi!

As of today, the "Take screenshot" function is missing from my Firefox.

I've already tried all the tips I've found on the Internet, but nothing worked.

Please help - thank you!

With best regards

Adi Maier

Asked by ra.maier 9 months ago

Answered by cor-el 9 months ago

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Bookmarks Separators

Out of curiousity when right clicking on my list of bookmarks I clicked the option 'add a new separator'. Now that I can see what the option does I want to remove the sep… (read more)

Out of curiousity when right clicking on my list of bookmarks I clicked the option 'add a new separator'. Now that I can see what the option does I want to remove the separator, but can't see how to do it. Can anyone help, please?

Asked by bweverett 10 months ago

Answered by cor-el 10 months ago

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my headset stopped working with Firefox, but ok with Chrome

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve… (read more)

Suddendly the audio stopped coming from my headset, so I thought it was a problem with the headset itself, but then it works flawlessly with Chrome. How/where can I solve this problem? I hear the audio on my computer and not on the headset, but only if I use Firefox.

Asked by PaulaDesk 10 months ago

Answered by mutasim.haleem 10 months ago

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Deleting cookies and cache

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically de… (read more)

Currently on Firefox Version 85.0 (64-bit) using with Windows 10 Pro

Until recently (before Firefox updated versions) my cookies, cache and history, were automatically deleted on exit from Firefox with no problem. Now I can not delete them for some reason. Even when I try manually to "Clear Data" and also manually clear all History (all sub-menus checked to be cleared). When I restart and open an online newsletter, normally I have to sign in. I don NOT have passwords checked to be saved in FF options and never did. But now with the new version it just auto signs me into that website. I do NOT want my passwords saved/remembered, nor any of my other info, etc! It is really annoying and not secure if FF is now saving information we don't want it to! What is going on here? How do I resolve and get back the way I had it before the update? Please advise. Thanks in advance!

NOTE: I don't want to start from scratch by clearing out Firefox totally or messing with my profile. I have too much customization to start over from scratch. (That would be like asking somebody to reinstall Windows entirely when something minor goes haywire!)

Asked by msg_824 10 months ago

Answered by alt4mike 9 months ago

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Two-sided printing rotating on wrong axis

How can I set two-sided printing to rotate on the long axis (so both sides are printed in the same direction, and when you turn the page you can keep reading easily)? Wi… (read more)

How can I set two-sided printing to rotate on the long axis (so both sides are printed in the same direction, and when you turn the page you can keep reading easily)? With the new upgrade it keeps defaulting to printing on the short axis (so the second side is printed upside down) which makes it very difficult to read smoothly. This has always been easy to set previously. Now the Print menu only allows you to toggle Two-Sided Printing on and off, not to choose the axis. The system dialog does include this setting, in theory, but it doesn't work. I have tried changing it to Long-Edge Binding several times. Each time I change the setting and print immediately, and it still prints with Short-Edge Binding which I do not want. Help! If this can't be fixed I will need to stop using two-sided printing entirely, which will mean wasting a lot of paper.

Asked by elkatd 9 months ago

Answered by Martin 9 months ago

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hyperlinks in pdf file

Why can't I click the hyperlinks in a PDF file. I have to copy/paste the links, In Opera I click and go directly to the required site. Therefore I am using Opera for the… (read more)

Why can't I click the hyperlinks in a PDF file. I have to copy/paste the links, In Opera I click and go directly to the required site. Therefore I am using Opera for the moment.

Asked by boykuperus 10 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 10 months ago

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Firefox 64 bit default & shortcut conflicts

Windows 10 update: Existing FF shortcut is not default (that can not be changed) and new FF shortcut is required default but will not launch with open tabs and book marks… (read more)

Windows 10 update: Existing FF shortcut is not default (that can not be changed) and new FF shortcut is required default but will not launch with open tabs and book marks as older shortcut.

Windows update mess: Totally confusing. I am on a 64 bit lap top.

Conflict: Two FF shortcuts launch the same 64 bit version of FF from two different start directories but only the old one retains my book marks or open research tabs. Launch that and I get error 'not the default browser" and that can not be changed. Launch FF from any web link or email and same 64 bit program launches with no open tabs or book marks. Can not set old (BEST) shortcut as the default it always previously was.

First: After a recent Windows 10 upgrade, when I now launch the Firefox from the icon shortcut pinned to my task bar, it now says “Firefox is not your default browser” and I am given the choice to use FF as my default browser. But no matter what I do I can not stop that default browser error AND Windows tells me the FF IS selected as the default.

The properties of the Original shortcut on my task bar short cut are”

Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Start in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox"

Ths is puzzling for that appears to be correct for 32 bit and not 64 bit program. I have ALWAYS been using that shortcut for years not with no problem. I prefer to keep that because I currently have about 25 open tabs for a research project and dozens of favorites in my tool bar. That is what launched whenever I clicked a link in my email or in any web document. BUT not any more!

Second: Since the Win 10 upgrade, even if the original shortcut is open, if I click on a link in my email or any web site, FF does not launch in a new tab from with that launched shortcut and opened FF page but instead opens a new window. In that instance I do not get the message "Fire Fox is not your default browser” of in that instance it IS my default! But I am getting an entirely different FF page: no open tabs and no bookmarks.

As I sleuthed about I discover that from any emial or a web link FF is not launching from that original task bar shortcut but different a different shortcut new to my desk top which has the same properties as the FF in my list of programs . The properties of those shortcuts are:

NEW Shortcut: Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" Start in "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox"

It does not appear that I am running two versions of FF. No matter which shortcut I launch About FF tells me I am running FF version 85.0.2 (65 bit) so there even though it is launched from a different “Start” location.

So the new shortcut after Win 10 upgrade launches FF version 85.0.2 (65 bit) from Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" with no open tabs and no Book marks and appears to be the dafault

And the OLD preferred shortcut launches FF version 85.0.2 (65 bit) from Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" (which should have been reserve for 32 bit?) and that shortcut launch tells me FF is not my default browner however but it IS the default as launched from Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

This may explain why the original old shortcut tells me FF is not my default browser and I can not change it since that already is selected as the default in the new shortcut. It may also expiation why launching from the new shortcut does not me give me that error.

Maddening! What do I do? I dare not uninstall FF because there is apparently only one 64 bit version running.

If I change the NEW shortcut properties so the same as the old original shortcut properties that does not help. Widows still insists that FF Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" is/must the default and I can not modify that in path in programs and apps.

Windows seems to insist that FF can only be the default if lanced from "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe". A launch from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" will insostg it is not the default and I can not change that.

So how to I get FF version 85.0.2 (65 bit) to launch from Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" BUT with all the open tabs and book marks it launches from Target: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

I think this means Windows 10 will no longer allow FF to be the default if launched from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

As far as email or web links I can not make FF to launch from "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe".

So, somehow we I must accept Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" as the default path. So how do I import all my open tabs and book marks into the FF that launches from Target "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe"

Asked by jpjrsf 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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cbs.com getting error 113 after latest update?

Recently accessing shows on cbs.com fails with an error 113 that they can not show ads?? Have disabled adblocker on site before, but still get it. Even disabled the adblo… (read more)

Recently accessing shows on cbs.com fails with an error 113 that they can not show ads?? Have disabled adblocker on site before, but still get it. Even disabled the adblocker altogether and get the same thing. Tried all the things about clearing cookies and cache, but nothing fixes problem. Can copy link, and in Google Chrome I get an error 1106 the first time, but then do a refresh, and it works fine and plays show just fine. So, not sure why I'm getting the 113 error with firefox? Don't know if a recent upgrade to firefox changed something, or if something changed with cbs.com that it doesn't play the add. The ads on the google chrome where from boh.com, but tried adding that to whitelist, and still got the 113 error. But then even with adblocker completely disabled it did the same.

Asked by mikes5 9 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 9 months ago

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About opening a tab in a new tab (not new window) conveniently

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in… (read more)

I found when pressing Alt+Enter in the address bar, the link will open in a new tab, which is nice. But if I press Alt+click a link in the page, the link does not open in a new tab (while Shift+click can open in a new window as expected). I'm not sure if it's a problem, but I hope Firefox can have this feature so that opening a link in a new tab can be more convenient.

Besides, in some browsers, drag a link to a nearby place will open in a new tab. However, in Firefox, this manner does not work, unless I drag a link to the tabs bar.

Asked by SolidBlock 11 months ago

Answered by cor-el 11 months ago