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Upgrading from firefox 42 to the current version

I'm trying to migrate my Firefox from a very old 42.0 version (where I was stuck due to valuable plugins discontinuity) to some actual version (Mac OS). Attempt to just i… (read more)

I'm trying to migrate my Firefox from a very old 42.0 version (where I was stuck due to valuable plugins discontinuity) to some actual version (Mac OS). Attempt to just install the latest version doesn't work because it cannot properly convert stored passwords and the places database.

From the support article https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/lockwise-losing-login-information-firefox-update, I know that for passwords I should at least visit the intermediate version 68, which should be able to convert older passwords database.

What other upgrade points should I visit to successfully overcome the gap?

Asked by cit 1 day ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 day ago

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Firefox Task Manager is Vanished!

Hi, When I try to access Firefox Task Manager from Menu>More, the Task Manager shortcut is not available (screenshot is attached). However it is accessible by about:pe… (read more)

Hi,

When I try to access Firefox Task Manager from Menu>More, the Task Manager shortcut is not available (screenshot is attached). However it is accessible by about:performance command.

Could you please help me to solve this issue?

Thanks

Asked by Ash 1 month ago

Answered by cor-el 1 month ago

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Why did Firefox kill the ability to listen to Amazon Music.

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. " And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the abilit… (read more)

Now i always get this in Firefox "Playback Error There's something wrong. Please try again later. "

And yes it is just Firefox. I know that Firefox is killing the ability to listen to Amazon Music as it works perfectly fine in Chrome and Microsoft Edge but not in Firefox at all. I've tried several days - it won't play it.

Really is uninstalling and basically killing Firefox the best?

Asked by IAmThatStrange 3 months ago

Answered by IAmThatStrange 8 hours ago

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Opening firefox is just blank white screen even when opening it in safe mode

Opening firefox is just a blank white screen without borders (screenshot 1) Apparently it seems it didn't hang and it I can determine the location of the URL bar by hover… (read more)

Opening firefox is just a blank white screen without borders (screenshot 1) Apparently it seems it didn't hang and it I can determine the location of the URL bar by hover the mouse and can click the location of the close button to close the window This is different from most issues since they can open it in Safe mode I can't even open in safe mode since it also shows a blank white screen (screenshot 2) I already tried uninstall and reinstalling with fresh settings but nothing works

Asked by wasd2k6 15 hours ago

Answered by wasd2k6 15 hours ago

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Display problem of my blog in Firefox 88.0

Hi all, since I set up my blog I am sometimes & very infrequently experiencing the problem that either the style sheets are not supported (see attachment), or I am ge… (read more)

Hi all,

since I set up my blog I am sometimes & very infrequently experiencing the problem that either the style sheets are not supported (see attachment), or I am getting an error message to the effect that the address of my blog can't be reached. I already posted in the WordPress forum, and a user took a look at my blog, but couldn't replicate the error. So I came to the conclusion that this is maybe an issue with Firefox. My question: Can anybody replicate this error, and may--if possible--be post a solution here?

TIA,

Claus

Asked by Claus Cyrny 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 hours ago

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Prime Video: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions"

Since 88.0.1 all Amazon Prime Video content displays this message: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions. Please update your… (read more)

Since 88.0.1 all Amazon Prime Video content displays this message: "Your browser does not support High-Definition playback due to content restrictions. Please update your browser for the best Prime Video experience".

I've tried turning off vpn, adblocker, and set tracking protection back to 'standard', nothing helps.

I'm on W10 1909 Home which is technically not supported by MS as from this week so I did consider that as a possible (but unlikely) reason for it. However, the content plays fine in MS Edge. The content also plays fine from a laptop running Chrome on 1909 Enterprise (similar build to mine albeit not out of support yet).

I see widevine was updated in 88.0.1 - could this be the issue?

Thanks

Asked by jrh 1 day ago

Answered by jrh 10 hours ago

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jhttp

I’m in IT and regularly need to access HTTP addresses. That has now become impossible. No matter what I do Firefox’s address bar automatically defaults to HTTPS. I need t… (read more)

I’m in IT and regularly need to access HTTP addresses. That has now become impossible. No matter what I do Firefox’s address bar automatically defaults to HTTPS. I need to be able to do this regularly and without having to jump through a lot of hoops.

Asked by tamnet 1 day ago

Answered by TerryN21 21 hours ago

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Getting 404 error on my banking site

I've been using my banking site for many years on my desktop computer. Today the site comes up but when I try to log in I get a "404" error message. I tried logging in wi… (read more)

I've been using my banking site for many years on my desktop computer. Today the site comes up but when I try to log in I get a "404" error message. I tried logging in with Edge and there was no problem. I have deleted all my banking cookies on Mozilla and the result is the same. This is a major problem and I would appreciate any suggestions.

Asked by pdlc1204 3 days ago

Answered by TerryN21 21 hours ago

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Deceptive site ahead

Using firefox browser I'm receiving that message for all blogspot.com blogs I try to reach, please check the image, I've checked a couple of other browsers and there are … (read more)

Using firefox browser I'm receiving that message for all blogspot.com blogs I try to reach, please check the image, I've checked a couple of other browsers and there are no problems at all.

Asked by jmescoda 22 hours ago

Answered by TerryN21 21 hours ago

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Get rid of "This Time Search With.

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up s… (read more)

I hate the "This time, search with" in the URL bar. When I want to search, I use the Search bar for that. I don't need extra icons that I'm not going to use taking up space in the URL bar. I've seen it suggested that they can be removed in the Search options page. But when I've tried that, it also removes them from the Search bar.

Here's what I want: for the URL bar to only have space for a URL, no "This time, search with" nonsense, but the Search bar left completely intact, with all the search engines I use.

Asked by r.thomas.wright 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 5 months ago

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Want to get rid of "This time, search with" option in address bar

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used… (read more)

Recently, I updated Firefox (as it regularly bothers me to do so) and it added an annoying new feature that appears whenever I type anything into the address bar. It used to just provide search suggestions from my list of bookmarks, but now below the list of search options is a separate segment with "This time, search with:" followed by multiple icons--in my case, Google (my default browser), bookmarks, tabs, history, and settings. And you know how when you're sometimes typing something you want to find and the desired result is toward the bottom of the list, so instead of pressing the down arrow key to get to it, you press the up arrow to start from the end…well now, when I try that on the address bar, it cycles through each icon before letting me get to the list's end.

I know it sounds like a petty complaint, but it's annoying and inconvenient to have to do it each and every time since it's habitual to cycle from top to bottom or vice versa on basically every other search bar. I went the route of "Settings > Options > Search > Search Shortcuts" to see if I could get rid of these icons, but just like how it doesn't let you get rid of search engines when you only have one on the list, it doesn't give you an option to remove these superfluous icons.

These Mozilla dumbasses seem to lack foresight and/or consideration with the way they limit user preferences. Can anybody give me any alternative solutions? Please spare me the snide answers like "switch to Chrome" (already considering it). If there's a way to simply circumvent these icons in the address bar rather than getting rid of them entirely, that would be more that enough: I just don't know how to go about it. Anyway, thank you for taking the time to read my submission/rant.

Asked by xcutsy 2 months ago

Answered by Standard8 2 months ago

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Printing web pages no longer works.

Hi, I see that Print Preview is gone, but I figured out how to deal with that by setting the scale in Print mode. However, I have noticed just in the past week or so, th… (read more)

Hi, I see that Print Preview is gone, but I figured out how to deal with that by setting the scale in Print mode. However, I have noticed just in the past week or so, that no matter how the scale is set, the web page will NOT print properly. I tend to print mainly receipts for online purchases and recipes from various sites. This is now impossible. I've done the troubleshooting and refreshing to no avail - there seem to be no manual print settings for Firefox. I've had to resort to taking a screenshot and pasting it into a blank Word document, which of course shows all the webpage extraneous stuff that I don't want to see. Can you help?

Asked by Ima Mystery 3 days ago

Answered by ·´¯`·...¸>-)))º> ~dbben 1 day ago

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Garbled Text on Websites

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few min… (read more)

Attached is a sample of how web pages display. These can either initially display this way or, as in this example, the page opened correctly, I stepped away for a few minutes and when I viewed the page again it looked like the example. I can have a page open and it is displaying correctly, then open a new tab and go to a different site and the text will look like the example.

I have cleared the cache, dumped all the cookies. Restarting the browser (I do this many times a day) will fix the current page but eventually another page will display like this.

I running version 84.0.2 64bit on a Mac Pro Mojave. I don't have this problem with other browsers like Chrome or Safari. I never see it on my Windows 10 system.

Asked by MrBBPrinter 3 months ago

Answered by cor-el 3 months ago

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Screenshot isn't work properly since updateing to Firefox 88

When I try to screenshot and download an image it screenshots multiple images instead. My OS is Windows 10 and I'm having this problem when trying to screenshot and downl… (read more)

When I try to screenshot and download an image it screenshots multiple images instead. My OS is Windows 10 and I'm having this problem when trying to screenshot and download an image from Instagram. I right click on the image as I always have and it screenshots and saves multiple images instead. I never had this problem before updating to Firefox 88 and I've been using the screenshot feature for well over two years. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Firefox and I'm still having the same problem. The image I'm trying to save is the one on the upper right.

Asked by brianheckert 2 weeks ago

Answered by brianheckert 2 weeks ago

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Moving webite tabs below bookmarks

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was… (read more)

Last time Firefox updated, I managed to find information online about moving the website tabs so they were below the bookmarks instead of at the top of the screen. It was a huge pain-in-the-butt to do.

After a recent re-install, the tabs have moved themselves back to the top of the screen and nothing I do seems to be able to move them back below the bookmarks.

Is there a way I can move the tabs that doesn't involve spending hours hunting through posts on the web, changing hidden Firefox settings, and recoding .css files?

If not, why do you not give the option to move the tabs wherever the user wants? Especially when it makes far more sense to have the website tabs directly above the website being viewed, at least in my opinion?

I'm currently using Firefox 85.0.2 (64-bit).

Asked by sparrowfox 3 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 months ago

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Stop tracking

in settings I have turned off all enhanced tracking I could find but apparently it doesn't keep the browser from blocking stuff. I have to go up to the address line and t… (read more)

in settings I have turned off all enhanced tracking I could find but apparently it doesn't keep the browser from blocking stuff. I have to go up to the address line and turn it off there. I'm getting sick to death and if I can't stop this enhanced tracking I'm done with firefox. Before you say I need it, the browser is already set to delete all cookies etc and never remember history when I close it.

So how can i stop firefox from enhanced tracking stuff even though nothing is checked under the Custom box in settings?

Asked by anne_kirkley 2 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 day ago

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Bookmarks library column sizes can't be adjusted

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column… (read more)

I can't figure out how to adjust the column sizes in the bookmarks library, it's frozen in place even after I've restarted my computer. I can click the top of the column to sort and I can add other columns (tags, visit count etc.), I just can't adjust the size.

Has anyone else encountered this problem and found a solution?

Asked by tsubasa9455 1 month ago

Answered by Naheed 1 month ago

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printing pdfs

I use fire fox and my email is Gmail online. I can open a pdf from an email and it displays properly, but when I hit print it opens a new tab and it is just blank. There … (read more)

I use fire fox and my email is Gmail online. I can open a pdf from an email and it displays properly, but when I hit print it opens a new tab and it is just blank. There is no way to print. If I download the pdf I can print it from the download. This wasn't an issue when I was using chrome. I would prefer not to download each time I need to print something from an email.

Any ideas is there a plug in I should have?

Asked by jeremy38 1 day ago

Answered by jeremy38 1 day ago