Swipe gestures not working

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forw… (read more)

Greetings, One of the arguably most useful gestures for laptop users is still missing/broken on Firefox on windows. It's the two-finger swipe that allows to navigate forward or backward in history by swiping left or right.

This feature is present in Chrome and even Edge since many months, yet it has never worked on Firefox, on any of my windows devices.

I've been using Firefox Dev since 12+ months, keeping both it and windows 10 always up to date, the gestures never worked (yet they are activated in the about:config page, see attached images).

What's most disappointing is that the gestures work without any issue on the MacOS version of Firefox.


some useful info: Firefox version: 94.0b3 (latest as of today) Windows version: 21H1 build 19043.1266 (latest as of today)

If someone manages to get the two-finger swipe gesture to work on windows please let me know.

I hope this can get fixed soon, especially because the feature seems to be already built into Firefox, it just doesn't work in the windows release. In the meanwhile I'm switching to chrome

Asked by edocs 6 days ago

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search?

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put … (read more)

What happened to the "X" when searching bookmarks that would cancel the search? It was there on a previous version but is now missing. See pic, it used to be where I put a red circle.

Asked by lyradd 1 day ago

Last reply by lyradd 1 day ago

File type changes by Firefox

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers). Note, changing the file type after the download fixes t… (read more)

When dowloading an AAX type file from Audible, Firefox changes it to MP4 (downloads as AAX with other browsers).

Note, changing the file type after the download fixes the problem. But, is there a way to prevent it from happening in the first place? Also, why changing file type in the first place?

Asked by nissankoren 3 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Sort Bookmarks

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were… (read more)

I want to sort bookmarks alphabetically by name that are in a folder. I hit sort, they rearrange perfectly. I close the window and they go right back to the way they were.

Asked by Todd Gilbert 5 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 3 days ago

Firefox not syncing passwords

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android. I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from m… (read more)

Firefox for desktop is not syncing passwords from Firefox on Android.

I had to reinstall Windows on my PC and downloaded Firefox, but the passwords are not syncing from my Android to my PC. All my bookmarks, address, etc synced, but not my passwords. HELP!!! I do not use a master password.

Asked by ravendragonwing 5 days ago

Last reply by William Jones 5 days ago

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browser

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the… (read more)

Hey guys, how are you today? I had a question as to how to hide the browser/url bar. I have been trying to hide it but I can't find where that setting is. I have used the f11 key for the full screen but it really doesn't change the way my browser looks. Thanks for any and all help!

Asked by williamewuchner 5 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 days ago

Pocket is giving me commercials intead of articles!

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings? And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commerc… (read more)

I thought Pocket's articles were supposed to be non-commercial, if "Sponsored stories" is turned off in the settings?

And yet Pocket has just recommended a highly commercial link that's far removed from a genuine article, and reads exactly like an advert. (https://www.inverse.com/entertainment/leaving-netflix-september-2021-star-trek-enterprise)

This "article" basically just forcibly tells the reader "YOU NEED TO" sign up to the premium video website "Netflix", without any explanation of why. Patently, it was funded by whatever company owns Netflicks.

The article also makes the outrageous claim that the TV show in question is "the most controversial sci-fi show on Netflix", but completely fails to back this up with facts, or any explanation at all. It's clearly just marketing rhetoric to generate interest in the show, because the show in question (which is 20 years old) was notoriously bland, isn't even remotely controversial, no one is talking about it, and there is absolutely no logical reason to re-watch it right now.

The article also tries to give the impression that the only way to watch this 20-year-old TV show is to sign up to the premium website Netflicks and watch it on a computer screen - which is absurd given that the show is constantly syndicated on TV around the world, and readily available on all home formats including DVD and Blu-ray.

I would like to know how I can complain about this to Mozilla, because it isn't right at all. If by some chance, this article was non-commercial, it would be a truly terrible, dishonest, badly-written article which completely lacked a point or purpose. But it's so obviously commercial.

I found countless other disingenuous "articles" on that site, all doing a similar thing with other TV shows—driving commerce to Netflicks under the pretense of a false sense of urgency. Mozilla should have nothing to do with garbage like this.

Asked by MartyJames 6 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 5 days ago

Google earth + twitch videos so laggy on firefox

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just fire… (read more)

Amd ryzen 5 3600 + rx 5600 xt google earth and twitch videos so laggy. I think hardware acceleration problem. On chrome and chromiuım based browsers no problem. Just firefox effected. How can I solve this ? My amd screen driver version 21.10.1 .

Asked by bfemre2000 6 days ago

Firefox 93.0 Changing Audible download extension from .AAX to .MP4

Today using Firefox 93.0 on my Windows 10 home computer I opened the browser to my Audible library on Audible.com and selected a book to download. The browser download wi… (read more)

Today using Firefox 93.0 on my Windows 10 home computer I opened the browser to my Audible library on Audible.com and selected a book to download. The browser download window opened with the book file name but the extension wasn't .AAX but had been changed to .MP4. This did not happen when I used Microsoft Edge nor did this happen on my Windows 10 laptop which was still running Firefox 92.0. Once Firefox upgraded to 93.0 on my laptop I now get the same problem as I get on my home computer.

Audible technical support looked into the problem and found that this change wasn't caused by their servers.

I have discovered that if I change the file extension from MP4 to AAX I can load the audible book into iTunes and sync it over to my iPhone which is able to play the file as an audible book. This indicates to me that the actual AAX file was not converted to MP4. For some reason only the file extension was changed.

I wasn't able to find any setting in the Firefox browser that corrected this problem.

Asked by steven_neal 1 week ago

Last reply by sharihk 1 day ago

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AD Blocker Message

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site … (read more)

Firefox Browser uprated to 92.0 today. Previously whilst browsing Ad's were showing; today I have no Ad's displayed but have not enabled an Ad Blocker on Firefox. A site I use extensively cannot now be properly viewed; I get a message to turn off Ad Blocker. I have set Enhanced Tracking Protection to 'Off' but am still unable to obtain full functionality, I am using standard Firefox Privacy settings otherwise. I am able to browse the site properly using MS Edge. I have deliberately refrained from using any AD Blocking on my part so as to ensure the site in question can be properly viewed. The only Firefox extension being used is Kaspersky Protection; I get the turn off Ad Blocker message both when Kaspersky Protection is on or off.

Asked by ericbates 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

Unable to update Firefox via powershell with mar files

I am attempting to automate firefox updates and I am attempting to follow the guide listed below: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Software_Update:Manually_Installing_a_MAR_file … (read more)

I am attempting to automate firefox updates and I am attempting to follow the guide listed below: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Software_Update:Manually_Installing_a_MAR_file When I follow those steps the update.status file simply says "failed: 75". Does anybody know the meaning of this error code? Is there a resource out there that I could find which lists the meanings of other error codes? Or am I going about this the wrong way entirely, and there is some better solution for automating firefox updates? Any help is appreciated.

Asked by TheLomster 2 hours ago

clearing bookmarks search field in sidebar

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right… (read more)

In the bookmarks sidebar (Win 10 PC), when using "search bookmarks" and after typing an entry to locate, I thought that there used to be a "button" (x) in the far right of the search field that would clear any entry and return the view of bookmarks in the sidebar to that which was displayed prior to the search.

Has something changed or was I just imagining this.

If my rampant imagination is at work, please consider this a feature request

Thanks

Asked by zibbledabbit 2 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 59 minutes ago

Enhanced Tracking Protection Setting

Hello. Current Settings: Enhanced Tracking Protection-Standard Without the Free Adblock installed. Goal: Minimize tracking and pop-up ads from appearing during my browser… (read more)

Hello.

Current Settings: Enhanced Tracking Protection-Standard Without the Free Adblock installed.

Goal: Minimize tracking and pop-up ads from appearing during my browser session:

Please answer each question separately:

Q1. Is the Standard option sufficient or should it be set to strict?

Answer:

Q2a. Does the Standard option OR the Strict option provide the features of an ad-block or does the free Adblock needs to be installed as well in order to receive full protection?

b. When I was about to install the Free Adblock, a warning came up asking me if it was the best adblocker and confirming that the extension would have permission to access my data from all websites, extend developer tools to access my data in open tabs, display notifications to me, access my browser tabs, and access browser activity during navigation/

Do I really want to install Adblock knowing all of the above details?

Answer:

Asked by Buddy2014 2 hours ago

Last reply by Buddy2014 1 minute ago

settings locking search ?

I must have something set wrong on FireFox because my results of a Fold3 search will not go to the A-Z sort--it always stays on relevance. Fold3 search did go to the A-… (read more)

I must have something set wrong on FireFox because my results of a Fold3 search will not go to the A-Z sort--it always stays on relevance. Fold3 search did go to the A-Z sort on Edge Browser so I'm hoping someone can tell me what I have set wrong on Firefox.

Win 10, 16 GB memory, Dell xps 8700

Asked by ablstnlki12 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 54 minutes ago

FF can't "find" some tabs sites without clicking several times , sometimes not even then. Started this in the last month or so...

FF can't "find" some tabs sites without clicking several times , sometimes not even then. Started this in the last month or so... On https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-po… (read more)

FF can't "find" some tabs sites without clicking several times , sometimes not even then. Started this in the last month or so... On https://www.myhealth.va.gov/mhv-portal-web/home I get the message that my browser is out of date and to update or use a different one. What I do get from the above site is a menu page that gives the same result when it loads any choices. TIA Dennis

Asked by hebedw 3 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 47 minutes ago

yahoo mail

since the new firefox update oct. 2021 yahoo mail wont work. same on some bank accounts. the websites tell me to use the new version of firefox. it's like firefox isnt t… (read more)

since the new firefox update oct. 2021 yahoo mail wont work. same on some bank accounts. the websites tell me to use the new version of firefox. it's like firefox isnt telling the websites im using firefox.....

Asked by robsmith1234568 3 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 3 hours ago

MP3 and video files starts to play instead of asking to download.

Hello, I have recently noticed that firefox starts playing files where it used to give a prompt on whether to sav or open file. I know I can right click- save link as, bu… (read more)

Hello, I have recently noticed that firefox starts playing files where it used to give a prompt on whether to sav or open file. I know I can right click- save link as, but I would like it get the prompt instead, if possible.

-Howard

Asked by howard_e_frogge 5 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 hour ago

Some sites are glitched with mozilla

Some sites colors are inverted or glitched. I've noticed when I've used roblox that the description of the game isn't there and that the site is elongated and it's just a… (read more)

Some sites colors are inverted or glitched. I've noticed when I've used roblox that the description of the game isn't there and that the site is elongated and it's just a long, empty space until I get to the bottom. Sites like steam (More specifically the workshop) the background is the light for some reason but the text stays white and it's a struggle to see.

How do I fix this? I've tried changing between light and dark mode.

Asked by shrillnijago8 6 hours ago

Firefow will not open on iMac Pro running Big Sur

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninst… (read more)

Firefox will not open or opens but will not show a window and must be forced to quit. 27 "iMac Pro running Big Sur. I have restarted the mac multiple times. I have uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it, all with the same result. I have checked for updates and the computer shows everything is up to date.

Asked by mcmillan-james 7 hours ago

Last reply by mcmillan-james 6 hours ago