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Profile Manager doesn't appear when a profile is already open

I use multiple Firefox profiles. Normally, Profile Manager always appears at launch. But lately, if I launch Firefox while a profile is already open, it just opens a new … (read more)

I use multiple Firefox profiles. Normally, Profile Manager always appears at launch.

But lately, if I launch Firefox while a profile is already open, it just opens a new window in the current profile. The only way I can get Profile Manager is by typing firefox.exe --profilemanager.

For the record, I don't have this option enabled: Use the selected profile without asking at startup.

Asked by MartyJames 2 months ago

Last reply by MartyJames 7 minutes ago

search without ip address location

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a … (read more)

For internet service I have to use a mobile hotspot for my desktop pc. The problem is that the mobile hotspot ip address is about 300 miles from where I am. So doing a search, I get results for that area that I am nowhere near. How do I stop this?

Asked by TomFoolery 23 hours ago

Last reply by TomFoolery 30 minutes ago

I am redirected

A few days ago, I started suddenly to have a problem. Whenever I try to access one given site, through the toolbar or by typing its name, I am redirected to an other one,… (read more)

A few days ago, I started suddenly to have a problem. Whenever I try to access one given site, through the toolbar or by typing its name, I am redirected to an other one, which is not malignant. How can I fix this ?

Asked by gazalczer 1 hour ago

Last reply by gazalczer 37 minutes ago

Right clicking for websites giving inconsistent choices

I use Win 10 Pro. If I want to copy something - a document or site address or use any other control in the menu, sometimes the menu options appear and sometimes they don'… (read more)

I use Win 10 Pro. If I want to copy something - a document or site address or use any other control in the menu, sometimes the menu options appear and sometimes they don't. Sometimes nothing happens and I have to hit Esc several times to get a program or menu selection to work. Occasionally, I even have to reboot. I seldom use other browsers but when I do, they don't seem to have a problem. I'm thinking of resetting Firefox but I'm concerned about everything I'll lose. I've tried to simply update my browser but it doesn't help. Suggestions?

Asked by Marsha 8 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Firefox freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds, even in Safe Mode. Task Manager shows one or two of firefox's sub-tasks as "Not responding" and CPU at 100%.

Pretty much title. Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all ext… (read more)

Pretty much title.

Since about two weeks when I open firefox the browser freezes every few minutes for 10-15 seconds. Launching firefox in Safe Mode or disabling all extensions didn't help. When I open Task Manager during freezes it shows that Firefox is "Not responding" and when I open sub-tasks it's usually one or two causing the problem. When I close those either firefox closes completely or youtube or reddit crashes, leading me to believe it's something with those sites? Refreshing or reinstalling firefox hasn't helped. I'm on Windows 10 (all updates installed) and Firefox 84.0.1 (x64) as of the time writing this.

I hope someone can help and suggest something. I would hate to switch to another browser, but the problem has become unbearable.

Asked by Paul 2 weeks ago

Last reply by FredMcD 1 hour ago

Why show all bookmarks shortcut change?

Why do you guys change the show all bookmark shortcut? In next update make it(ctrl+shift+b) the show all bookmark shortcut. At least provide some customization option. I … (read more)

Why do you guys change the show all bookmark shortcut? In next update make it(ctrl+shift+b) the show all bookmark shortcut. At least provide some customization option. I am going to switch if no change comes from your end in the upcoming 2 month period.

Asked by Agar Akique Chowdhury 1 hour ago

only prints first page

Even when I tell the printer to print a range of pages, it will only print the first page. I spoke with HP Support already and they said the problem is with Firefox, not… (read more)

Even when I tell the printer to print a range of pages, it will only print the first page. I spoke with HP Support already and they said the problem is with Firefox, not the printer. The drivers are updated.

Asked by peainem123 13 hours ago

Last reply by Mamoon 2 hours ago

Why do Firefox and Wndows Task mgr show such different values/

Firefox (84.0.2 x64) has recently become a memory hog to the point where my system (W7) slows to a point where it is unusable. I do not wish to spend an entire day (or mo… (read more)

Firefox (84.0.2 x64) has recently become a memory hog to the point where my system (W7) slows to a point where it is unusable. I do not wish to spend an entire day (or more) troubleshooting in the hope that I can make go away a problem that didn't exist 1 month ago do so how can I roll back to an earlier release (say the one running in december last year) which did not have any of these problems?

I attach two screen prints from a laptop (W7 12GBRam) running one instance of firefox with maybe 20 open tabs Windows Task Mgr which shows Firefox with 9 processes using around 5GB with one process using 2GB Firefox task mgr which shows 25 tabs using a total of around 0.5GB

Clearly the info in the firefox taskmgr is rubbish - or rather not reporting the same thing!

Asked by allizom1 3 hours ago

Copy/Paste

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality? How can this be disabled/f… (read more)

Why can a stupid failing script on a web-page, or even intentionally so programmed script disable the copy (and sometimes paste) functionality?

How can this be disabled/fixed?

One highlights a text (any text) on some web sites, Edit menu allows Copy, context menu allows Copy, one hits Copy, nothing happens. It's not even a page where someone wanted to "copy protect" some information.

Copy and Paste should work just as advertised since those were invented, how hard can it be to get that right? Even stupid Notepad never fails at it. And no, I don't care what the idiot who programmed a page though would be/should be best for me, I want Copy to be copy, Paste to be paste. This used to work in "original" Firefoxes even when page developers wanted to make it not work.

And yes, while on a given page Copy fails miserably, at the same time in other pages it works.

Asked by Pók 23 hours ago

Last reply by Pók 4 hours ago

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Firefox update

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to t… (read more)

Firefox has done some kind of update and has removed all my bookmarks, settings and all my passwords I had saved which were important and I don't know how to go back to the way it was. I have lost 5 years worth of stuff, including EVERYTHING I had saved that I needed for my studies. Someone please help! I'm not very tech savy, I did not click on anything for this to happen. My browser has done usual updates before and never had this issue. Please help!!!

Asked by Amber-Lily Monk 4 days ago

Answered by Scribe 3 days ago

Is there a way to change the name/words on a tab, or its color?

As a webgroup site manager I usually have a single window open dedicated to multiple pages within the site. I can have as many as a half-dozen tabs ALL with the same name… (read more)

As a webgroup site manager I usually have a single window open dedicated to multiple pages within the site. I can have as many as a half-dozen tabs ALL with the same name - (then the page-in-use). But all I can see/read is the first part. Is there a way to 'customize' the contents/name/words showing on a tab? Or a way to change the color of the tabs to help differentiate which one is which? I'd like to be able to change "main@beta.groups.io | Messages" to just "Messages" because "main@beta.groups.io | Pending Messages" looks exactly the same until out-of-sight in the tab. Or, I'd be happy enough to make "Messages" green and "Pending Messages" to orange.

Asked by antiquetuck 10 hours ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 hours ago

Nvidia drivers download page - impossible to select items on "product series".

As mentioned in the subject, if you go to "https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx" and try to select "Product Series" it keeps resetting to default value. Google chro… (read more)

As mentioned in the subject, if you go to "https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx" and try to select "Product Series" it keeps resetting to default value.

Google chrome - no problem here.

I am on Mint 20.1 Cinnamon, kernel 5.8.0.36.40, Firefox 84.0.2 (64-bit).

Asked by teehlerr 21 hours ago

Last reply by emmaoliviaa20 6 hours ago

Bing Help!

I've changed my default Firefox search option to DuckDuckGo, and even removed Bing from the list of options... but every time I start Firefox, I see DuckDuckGo in the add… (read more)

I've changed my default Firefox search option to DuckDuckGo, and even removed Bing from the list of options... but every time I start Firefox, I see DuckDuckGo in the address bar, then Bing removes it and replaces it! What the heck?? I don't want MICROSOFT anything, that's why I changed! Help... :-(

Asked by milleniumgirl67 2 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 6 hours ago

Video looks laggy

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloade… (read more)

It's been a while since I noticed Firefox video is laggy on every website. I thought it was about some driver problem but everything else seemed to work well. I downloaded Chrome and it didn't have any problem running any video.

I tried clearing Firefox's cache and I tried to "refresh Firefox" on about::config, but it didn't work. I don't have any missing system updates, I'm running Firefox 84.0.2-1.fc33 on Fedora Workstation 33.

I don't like using Chrome so your help will be really appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Asked by Christian 6 hours ago