How can I export all firefox settings,passwords,bookmarks, cookies etc.. in clean, human readable text files ?

Hello I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings b… (read more)

Hello

I have been using firefox sync for a long time to migrate between PC to PC

My firefox sync profile is full of old stuff and I would like to clean up my settings by wiping out my firefox sync settings and starting fresh.

However, before doing that I wish to export all my data/settings/password/cookies/bookmarks and everything, so files on my computer.

Files that I can read in notepad and inspect. See which settings I have in there and decide which settings I want to put back in my new installation.

I have found a locked question about this on this forum

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1065938

It mentions two plugins for this purpose

FEBE (Firefox Environment Backup Extension)

OPIE

Unfortunately and worryingly, they have been removed from the firefox addon store

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/febe/ https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/opie/

I found a wikipedia article about FEBE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox_Environment_Backup_Extension a very old link to download a probably broken version https://febe.en.softonic.com/

and a reddit thread about FEBE which states that there is no equivalent and that it is not possible to export firefox settings anymore

https://old.reddit.com/r/firefox/comments/t2zmjb/febe_alternatives/

as for OPIE, I am unable to find explanation of what it was, where it went or who used it

I know that my profile is stored in

C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\4vdt083m.default-release

However the files and structure in that folder are inscrutable

I would like to have control over the settings of my browser, what they are, to save them and modify them on my own terms.

I would like to export about:config completely to a regular plain text file, edit them and import them back in.

Asked by Salon 1 month ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 month ago

Stop Google "Sign-in" Pop-ups

Since pretty much the beginning of the internet, pop-ups were deemed a significant annoyance, so much so it diminished and ruined the users’ browsing experience and signi… (read more)

Since pretty much the beginning of the internet, pop-ups were deemed a significant annoyance, so much so it diminished and ruined the users’ browsing experience and significantly reduced efficiencies. Hence the addition of pop-up blocking settings to all browsers long ago.

However, for some unknown reason Firefox gives Google a free pass and allows their “sign-in” pop-up that pop-ups seemingly on every website you visit where you then have to then manually close the pop-up on pretty much every single website you visit - even though you have the pop-up blocker setting on ( and the only way to turn off a pop-up blocker is to specifically add a website to allow for pop-ups).

This is absolutely horrible and not acceptable. If you have the pop-up setting on, no pop-up should be allowed to get through no matter what it is or the source. If you allow one pop-up to continue then you should be allowing hundreds of thousands of other pop-ups as well. But you wouldn’t as you know this would be unacceptable, but again, somehow Firefox allows Google’s pop-up to go through and it pop-ups on pretty much every single website you visit.

Note that I selected Privacy and Security Setting as the "topic" above as that is were Firefox has it's pop-up setting (and where you can add exceptions to allow pop-ups for specific websites)

Asked by mg123 3 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 months ago

One year later Firefox still reports bogus location. Today it says I am in Tok Alaska, but Im actually in Banff Canada 1300 miles as the crow flies from where it thinks I am.

Over the last year I have uninstalled FF removed settings then reinstalled from scratch. Its been over a year now and FF never can pin point where I am at. Today it say… (read more)

Over the last year I have uninstalled FF removed settings then reinstalled from scratch. Its been over a year now and FF never can pin point where I am at. Today it says I am 1300+ miles from where I am. I really don't want to go back to using Chrome but it appears I will have to as it normally has my exact position. I travel for 6 months of the year and have 3 internet connections shared via an internal WiFi that I use 99% of the time. They are connected via Starlink, GoogleFi (T-Mobile) and AT&T SIMs. I have a SSID with the _nomap suffix and that fixes Chrome but FF NEVER seems to know where I am, no matter how many times I clear the browsing data. I really don't want to go back to Chrome, but I cannot do my work if FF thinks I am somewhere else all the time. Geez, If only there was an addon or extension that would override FF location so I could tell it where I am. I'm in FF Hell. -Bill

Asked by Bills 4 months ago

Last reply by Bills 4 months ago

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Chatgpt issue on Firefox browser, comparing Edge

I am experiencing issues with my ChatGPT subscription while using it on the Firefox browser. Despite having an active subscription with access to ChatGPT-4, the interface… (read more)

I am experiencing issues with my ChatGPT subscription while using it on the Firefox browser. Despite having an active subscription with access to ChatGPT-4, the interface only shows an 'Upgrade' option instead of the 'Refer a Friend' feature, which suggests that my subscription isn't being recognized properly. Additionally, whenever I try to send a message in the chat, I receive an error stating, 'Our systems have detected unusual activity from your system. Please try again later.' I haven't encountered these issues on other browsers. Could you please provide assistance or guidance on how to resolve these problems with Firefox?"

I have tried to clear the cache, and relogin, does not work...

I am wondering if this is an issue of Firefox or ChatGPT, any resolution on this?

Asked by Zhenggli 3 months ago

Answered by Zhenggli 3 months ago

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Double scrolling since v117.0

Since v117 update I noticed pages scroll way more. With one scroll they do double the amount of lines then previously. I thought I was seeing things, so I reinstalled Fir… (read more)

Since v117 update I noticed pages scroll way more. With one scroll they do double the amount of lines then previously. I thought I was seeing things, so I reinstalled Firefox v116.0 to make sure and confirmed it was scrolling less with the previous version. I found a setting "mousewheel.system_scroll_override.enabled" set to 'true' by default. Switching to 'false' fixes the scroll amount, but when I was back on v116.0 I checked that setting there and it was also set to 'true' by default, yet no double scrolling. So I have no idea what could cause this issue. Maybe something was 'fixed' with this setting and now it's applied correctly? Or should nothing change with scroll amount when updating from 116 to 117?

Asked by guniu 5 months ago

Answered by zeroknight 5 months ago

Webpages Failing to Load

Recently, about one out of four webpages that I try to visit seem to fail to load on FireFox. This is FF for Windows, and is the most updated version. This issue even occ… (read more)

Recently, about one out of four webpages that I try to visit seem to fail to load on FireFox. This is FF for Windows, and is the most updated version. This issue even occurred just now when typing in MOZILLA.COM. Everytime one of these pages fails I attempt it with Chrome or Brave, and it works just fine. It does not matter whether they're ventured to through Google links or other links, or whether I type the address in manually. It only happens sometimes, as other times the same page loads just fine.

Asked by AlexAtheus 5 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 5 months ago

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Mozilla isn't able to download anything larger than 1GB files

For context, I accidentally made my root D: folder into the downloads folder and during this time I was still able to download using firefox. But when I finally changed t… (read more)

For context, I accidentally made my root D: folder into the downloads folder and during this time I was still able to download using firefox. But when I finally changed the folder to my default one, firefox stopped being able to download anything larger than 1gb files. I can still download small images but anything larger than that I can't download. Else, it would only just show "Failed" in the downloads bar.

I've tried: 1. Changing the download location

>Also tried reindicating my download location

2. Turned off dangerous downloads 3. Putting an exception to the sites I try download from 4. Clearing the downloads 5. Tried troubleshooting mode 6. Restarting my computer 7. Restarting Firefox

I can't download on firefox but the same files I can download on Chrome.

Asked by Chorsa Alterna 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

How do I "un-cancel" a user having pressed "cancel" when selecting a client certificate?

We have a number of websites that are accessible with a client certificate. We have a user where with one of the websites, Firefox point blank refuses to ask for or supp… (read more)

We have a number of websites that are accessible with a client certificate.

We have a user where with one of the websites, Firefox point blank refuses to ask for or supply the end user's client certificate. With no client certificate, they are not allowed access.

Other websites requiring the same client certificate from this user work fine.

We suspect the end user pressed cancel on the "select your client certificate" popup, but we can't be sure.

How is it possible to completely reset the remembered state of a website, so that Firefox forgets any past interactions, and will ask to choose the client certificate again from scratch?

Asked by minfrin 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

Firefox restart forced after update, even though auto updates are disabled

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update… (read more)

Firefox regularly forces me to restart the browser because of background updates being executed. When loading a new page I get: "Restart to Keep Using Firefox - An update to Firefox started in the background...". (see image below) Background updates of Firefox are disabled in the browsers preferences. (see image below) After restarting the browser, I actually noted, that the version is still the same as before (Noticed this the first time today, when taking the screenshot). (see image below) Anyway, it's a really annoying fact which made me and some colleagues almost leaf Firefox, even though I have been forever.

What is causing this issue and how can I stop it?

System:

  • Windows 10
  • Firefox 122.0.1 (and prior versions)
  • Reproducible on other machines
  • Machines are not managed remotely

Asked by vau4323 23 hours ago

Übersetzung englisch zu deutsch

Seit einiger Zeit wird bei Firefox eine Übersetzungssoftware verwendet, die leider (noch) völlig unbrauchbar ist. Möglicherweise KI-gestützt, aber noch nicht fertig. Fol… (read more)

Seit einiger Zeit wird bei Firefox eine Übersetzungssoftware verwendet, die leider (noch) völlig unbrauchbar ist. Möglicherweise KI-gestützt, aber noch nicht fertig. Folgendes Beispiel aus der Webseite von Bitdefender zeigt, was ich meine:


Richtig übersetzt bei Google:

  • Glückwunsch! Sie schützen so viele Geräte, wie mit Ihrem Abonnement möglich.

Gleicher Text bei Firefox übersetzt ohne Sinn und Verstand:

  • Glückwunsch! Sieten so viele Geräte, mit Ihrem mit Abonnement- und Abo-send- und Ab- und Ab- und Ab'

Die gleiche Art der Fehl"übersetzung" hat bei etwas komplizierteren Konfigurationsanweisungen natürlich unangenehme Folgen. Solche Fehler sollten doch eigentlich vor der Umstellung einer früher ja wesentlich besseren Software zu der neuen Variante bemerkt werden.

Mit viele Grüßen Jürgen Frikell

Asked by Jürgen Frikell 3 weeks ago

Last reply by cor-el 3 weeks ago

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Mercadolibre login

For some reason I updated to win 11 and now Firefox won't let me login to mercadolibre, it will display the login screen, take my username, send me to the password window… (read more)

For some reason I updated to win 11 and now Firefox won't let me login to mercadolibre, it will display the login screen, take my username, send me to the password window, enter my password but won't go anywhere from there. The curious thing is that Edge will log me in without any issue and if I do the same thing with Firefox using a private windows it will let me login but Mercadolibre will always ask me to scan a code with my phone which makes the process longer and tedious.

I cleared all the cookies from my system to no avail.

Asked by Marco 3 weeks ago

Answered by Marco 3 weeks ago

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Yahoo Searches Opening in New Tab After Update

I have Yahoo as my home page and usually search from it starting out. I noticed, however, after the last update or two in the last week that when I hit search, it opens t… (read more)

I have Yahoo as my home page and usually search from it starting out. I noticed, however, after the last update or two in the last week that when I hit search, it opens the search results in a new tab. It didn't use to do this, but I can't find any Firefox option to make the searches stay in the existing tab. Can anyone help with this? I don't think it's Yahoo's settings, because I'm not signed into it. It seems like the Firefox update created this new behavior.

Asked by FireFoxFan1 1 week ago

Answered by zeroknight 23 hours ago

Youtube player in normal videoplayer is in the wrong ratio

Hello, I am writing this as I have yet to find any answers My problem lies in the fact that while browsing on YouTube the ratio suddenly changed with no warning. When in… (read more)

Hello, I am writing this as I have yet to find any answers

My problem lies in the fact that while browsing on YouTube the ratio suddenly changed with no warning. When in a private window it does not change the ratio and I have no idea as to why. I have tried to restart both FireFox and my computer, but none of this have helped, I then tried disabling all my extensions, this also did not help, and as I have yet to find anything about this problem elsewhere I hope that I could get my answer as to why this has happened, and how to fix it

The first picture is the ratio that is the "normal" and the second is should be, does anyone have any answers?

Asked by Carl Peter Conrad 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Firefox constantly freezing and locking up. Attempts to clear history paralyses browser.

I've noticed lately that my Firefox keeps freezing and hanging up at random periods for no apparent reason. I have very few plugins and it even happens with them all disa… (read more)

I've noticed lately that my Firefox keeps freezing and hanging up at random periods for no apparent reason. I have very few plugins and it even happens with them all disabled and removed. I've tried resetting Firefox to default everything yet it makes no difference.

Also I can not clear history. I've tried multiple different clear history plugins but none of them work at all. And when I try the traditional way of clearing Firefox history the window pops up and then the entire browser just freezes while 'clearing' and never gives me back control, I have to force quit and restart to regain control. And then when I relaunch the history is still not cleared!

So aside from the constant lagging and lockups it seems that any attempt to delete history whether using the inbuilt function or adding plugins messes up the whole browser.

Googling this issue it seems others are having the exact same problem with Firefox and yet any suggested solutions (reset browser) don't seem to be working for may of them.. Or me.

Asked by godzoo 2 months ago

Last reply by zeroknight 3 weeks ago

Audio Input (Mic) not working only in Firefox

For the last several months, I have been unable to get audio input from any device working on Firefox. The mic inputs work in all other apps and browsers, are appropriate… (read more)

For the last several months, I have been unable to get audio input from any device working on Firefox. The mic inputs work in all other apps and browsers, are appropriately permissioned on Windows 11, and appear in the Firefox permission windows. No actual audio is received by the website.

I have installed Firefox clean, rebooted countless times, tried the Beta and Dev channel releases, and disabled all extensions, to no avail. I have ensured that I am on the latest releases, have tried various devices, run virus scans. I have included images of the Windows sound settings showing working Mic levels, Firefox showing the device in permissions, etc.

My sound drivers are up to date, and mics work in all other browsers and apps. This is limited exclusively to Firefox.

Asked by Teamster 6 days ago

YouTube Videos Lag Frequently: Video Pauses While Audio Continues Especially in Full Screen

I am running Firefox 121.0.1, which is currently up to date, on a slightly older MacBook, which has the latest MacOS it can get: macOS 11.6.8. As the title states, YouTub… (read more)

I am running Firefox 121.0.1, which is currently up to date, on a slightly older MacBook, which has the latest MacOS it can get: macOS 11.6.8. As the title states, YouTube is almost unwatchable on my machine. The video will pause frequently while audio continues, motion is not very smooth, which is especially noticeable watching sports, etc. I cleared cookies and cache, I have run in Troubleshoot mode as well as tried flipping some switches in about:config that I've seen in YouTube videos and forum posts about similar issues, but nothing has solved this issue.

YouTube in Google Chrome works fine, and I've been watching HD YouTube on this laptop with it for years without any issues, so I doubt it has anything to do with machine specs like RAM, CPU, etc.

I was hoping to make Firefox my new browser and start supporting browsers that aren't chromium based since Google Chrome is going too far with respect to privacy and the freedom to use the add-ons I like (e.g. adblockers like ublock origin), but so far I have not been enjoying Firefox for YouTube. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Asked by austinmcever 1 month ago

Last reply by austinmcever 1 month ago

updated firefox esr today

updated firefox esr today everytime change websites i'm getting an infinite loop from shopify to verify my connection - that i'm human also when choosing the "which topi… (read more)

updated firefox esr today everytime change websites i'm getting an infinite loop from shopify to verify my connection - that i'm human

also when choosing the "which topic best describes your question?" all i'm seeing are lines of pictographs - so if the subject is incorrect i'm just guessing

Asked by 73545.666 5 months ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 months ago

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Can't access multiple websites - 403, access denied etc

Since yesterday I can't access multiple websites like Spotify, Reddit, Google Drive etc on my desktop computer anymore. I don't know why and I didn't change anything over… (read more)

Since yesterday I can't access multiple websites like Spotify, Reddit, Google Drive etc on my desktop computer anymore. I don't know why and I didn't change anything over night. It also works fine in Microsoft Edge.

Reddit shows the "whoa there, pardner" error, spotify shows 403 error, Google Drive says my browser (Firefox 120.0) isn't supported and others are simply unavailable. At the same time Google looks off and Twitch is just a huge loading screen.

I cleared all the data (cookies/cache), but that didn't help.

I had this reddit error a few weeks ago already, but it disappeared on its own. However it was only reddit that was affected.

Asked by LostButSeeking 3 months ago

Answered by Terry 3 months ago