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Firefox automatically opens a tab talking about privacy for every website i open. How do I stop that?

For every website i open, this gets opened in an additional tab: https://www.mozilla.org/de/privacy/firefox/ How to stop that? … (read more)

For every website i open, this gets opened in an additional tab: https://www.mozilla.org/de/privacy/firefox/

How to stop that?

Asked by adrian.bossart.1337 7 months ago

Answered by adrian.bossart.1337 7 months ago

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Keep History format when exporting/importing

Is it possible to keep the History format when exporting to new PC? In old PC, format was Today, Yesterday, Last 7 Days . . . .2019, 2018 . . . When importing History… (read more)

Is it possible to keep the History format when exporting to new PC? In old PC, format was Today, Yesterday, Last 7 Days . . . .2019, 2018 . . . When importing History to new PC, there is a different format that starts with: Mozilla Firefox, Recent Bookmarks, Other Bookmarks . . . None of the History is segregated by prior years. Would like to retain the years designation. Hope these 2 images help explain this.

Asked by orca1 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Firefox tab whites out in Flash (latest Flash, Firefox v72)

This happened after Firefox updated to v73. When I go into a 123 Flash chat room (chat-avenue.com), the screen will frequently white out; the entire screen goes white. … (read more)

This happened after Firefox updated to v73. When I go into a 123 Flash chat room (chat-avenue.com), the screen will frequently white out; the entire screen goes white. Sometimes it will come back to normal after a few seconds; other times I need to close/open or switch tabs, and other times, the Flash tab will crash back to the main (non Flash) page of that site . v72 and earlier didn't have this problem. Other tabs are not affected.

If there isn't a way to go back to v.72 is there any workaround until this gets fixed? Thanks.

Asked by colagada 7 months ago

Answered by tombarrister 7 months ago

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The most recent "upgrade" makes unreadable many web pages. How to undo this "upgrade"?

""Many users with low vision rely on Windows' High Contrast Mode to make websites more readable. Traditionally, to increase the readability of text, Firefox has disabled … (read more)

""Many users with low vision rely on Windows' High Contrast Mode to make websites more readable. Traditionally, to increase the readability of text, Firefox has disabled background images when High Contrast Mode is enabled. With today’s release of Firefox 73, we introduce a “readability backplate” solution which places a block of background color between the text and background image. Now, websites in High Contrast Mode are more readable without disabling background images."

This "upgrade" has made unreadable many webpages. I have - for years - used a high-contrast screen color set-up: black background with white letters. I used to be able to control the on-screen colors of visited and unvisited links. That control went away a few "upgrades" ago.

This most recent upgrade, make all e-Bay pages unreadable: there are huge white areas, which used to be black.

How do I undo this "upgrade", so that Firefox no longer wrecks my screen-color set-up.

Note: I will not - under any circumstances - address a problem created by an upgrade, by changing my computer's settings, e.g., by editing registry files, etc.

Asked by Jay Simkin 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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Is there a web extension for Dragon voice software, if not, why not?

Internet Explorer works great with Dragon, but IE is going away. Dragon's company Nuance has web browser extensions for Internet Explorer and Chrome but no longer for Fir… (read more)

Internet Explorer works great with Dragon, but IE is going away. Dragon's company Nuance has web browser extensions for Internet Explorer and Chrome but no longer for Firefox. WHY? Why can it work like it used to in Internet Explorer?

Asked by Nancy.dawson1 7 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 months ago

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Can I safely delete an 8-month-old "Old Firefox Data" file folder on my desktop?

It's on my desktop and dated 14 June 2019. I've never paid it any mind, but I'd like to resolve the matter. Do I or do I not need it? I use Firefox EXCLUSIVELY linked … (read more)

It's on my desktop and dated 14 June 2019. I've never paid it any mind, but I'd like to resolve the matter. Do I or do I not need it? I use Firefox EXCLUSIVELY linked with StartPage. I don't think a day has gone by that I have not used Firefox for HOURS every day since the creation of the file folder. A screenshot is too large to attach. The folder contains 651 files, 125 folders, 118MB, and is located on C:\Users\Hochstapler\Desktop. I don't know what's in it or how to find out what's in it. I'd appreciate some sound advice. I'll answer questions as quickly as possible. Thanks.

Asked by Ó Gaff Mór 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago

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How to hide all tabs in one or more containers

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that. "Hide an… (read more)

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/containers seems to suggests that it's possible to hide all tabs in certain containers, but does not explain how to do that.

"Hide and Show: Assume you use your browser for both Work and Personal tasks. When you come home at the end of the day, you don’t want to be thinking about “Work” anymore, but your browser is full of Work tabs. You can “Hide” your Work tabs and proceed with your Personal tasks. Then the next day, when you are back at work, you can “Hide” your Personal tabs and “Show” your Work tabs."

On an aside, I'm also getting pretty confused between collections (mobile), containers (desktop), sessions, tab groups, etc... they all seem to have overlapping but different functionality.

Asked by chrisvdb 7 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 7 months ago

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How do I get sync to work for browsing history?

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. S… (read more)

I have Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) on Windows 7 and am moving to Windows 10 using Laplink (yeah, ok). Laplink does not seem to see this version of Firefox to transfer over. So, I used sync on the Win 7 unit for everything and downloaded Firefox 73.0 (64 bit) to the Win 10 unit, and then logged on and synced. Everything seemed to move over except the browsing history. How do I get browsing history to transfer to Windows 10? Thanks.

Asked by fthill2003 7 months ago

Answered by RobertJ 7 months ago

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New tab page (top sites page) is missing top margin (not centered vertically)

Hello Mozilla fellows. Yesterday a top margin of the "New tab" page ("top sites" etc. page) suddenly became missing (not centered vertically) in my Firefox 73.0. This pag… (read more)

Hello Mozilla fellows.

Yesterday a top margin of the "New tab" page ("top sites" etc. page) suddenly became missing (not centered vertically) in my Firefox 73.0. This page displays broken for any Firefox profile (for Firefox instances of other users of the same Windows), so resetting ("refreshing") Firefox is not a solution, and most simple Firefox reinstallation also did not help.

(I believe there are no screenshot needed here, as anybody knows what is a large top margin of a centered [div] entity, and how does its absence should look.)

My desktop AMD A6 computer where Firefox got this problem is maintained pretty "default" - Windows is strictly genuine out-of-the-box, there was no any errors caught of any custom settings invoked during any software installations, every software unit in Windows is free of charge (no stolen software at all), all hardware drivers are ok, desktop graphics are set to usual 1920x1080 32bpp Windows Aero, and I even did not use any realtime antiviruses for years. There are also no any add-ons\extensions\plugins\themes in Firefox, and no Flash or Java installed.

A similar question (№ 1268604) already exists here for a few months, but I decided to also begin a new thread for the issue, because the problem is quite sensitive for me - I do not want to reset entire PC to get rid of this tiny bug, even though I guess this would help a bit :)

Can anybody clearly explain me, what and why has changed in my Firefox files yesterday and how can I fix this by any obvious tiny configuration actions or something alike? I still believe that a solution different from complex hardcore action exists for my case :'/

Asked by Oleg D. 7 months ago

Answered by Roland Tanglao 7 months ago

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I'm having a problem with Firefox. On my desktop for the last 2 days. None of the pages will load. Need to find out what I have to do to fix this problem Should I uninsta… (read more)

I'm having a problem with Firefox. On my desktop for the last 2 days. None of the pages will load. Need to find out what I have to do to fix this problem Should I uninstall it and reinstall it or is there something else I can do? Please help.

Asked by JTLDavis 7 months ago

Answered by Maitreya 6 months ago

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Firefox v73 always defaults to "open with" for known file types

Hi all, After upgrading to v73 all files ( rar, zip.. ) that I used to save to a directory of my choice now default to open with ( eg winrar ). The dialog window still sh… (read more)

Hi all, After upgrading to v73 all files ( rar, zip.. ) that I used to save to a directory of my choice now default to open with ( eg winrar ). The dialog window still shows up with the "open with / save file" options, but before, once I picked "save file" it did remember the last choice and had "save file" choice set on concurrent downloads - now it does not, it defaults to "open with". Now, when I un-register the eg. rar extension in Windows, and Firefox does not know what to open it with, it will remember the "save file" choice. As soon as I register the file type ( rar, 7z, zip.... ) it starts defaulting to "open with". It becomes a pain and adds one more step to the file download to set "save file"... It is also easy to just click "open" and instead of the download going to the desired directory, it opens it with the application it 'knows'. It is often far from the desired behavior, and it changed on 12FEB2020 when FF got updated to v73. I have also removed and edited handlers.json - no luck Thanks!

Asked by paziu 7 months ago

Answered by cor-el 7 months ago

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Firefox starts, but no web sites will appear on the screen. If I type in a URL, or click on a saved link, nothing happens. Chrome works fine. Can u help?

The Option menu won't load. I tried restarting with add-ons disabled, but it doesn't re-start. I tried starting in safe mode, and it loads, but again, no web sites will l… (read more)

The Option menu won't load. I tried restarting with add-ons disabled, but it doesn't re-start. I tried starting in safe mode, and it loads, but again, no web sites will load. I'm running Firefox 73.0 and , with Bit defender. And help would be appreciated!

Asked by jrian 7 months ago

Answered by philipp 7 months ago

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Regularly Relosoun.com loads without permission and even starts Firefox - How to erase it?

Without my intention Relosoun.com starts Firefox browser. When using the Firefox regularly (every 10-15 minutes) relosoun.com tryies to open the new tab being blocked by … (read more)

Without my intention Relosoun.com starts Firefox browser. When using the Firefox regularly (every 10-15 minutes) relosoun.com tryies to open the new tab being blocked by antivirus Avast. All efforts including reinstalling Firefox, using CC cleaner, Malwarebytes etc do not help. On other gadgets Relosoun.com doesn't appear in Firefox in the same account.

Asked by sergestrd 7 months ago

Answered by user1262953 7 months ago

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Firefox 'help' does not work, as there is no option for Firefox as a default browser in Windows 10

I have followed the Firefox instructions to set Firefox as my default browser in Windows 10 Pro. When I get to the menu for default browsers, Firefox is not an option. … (read more)

I have followed the Firefox instructions to set Firefox as my default browser in Windows 10 Pro. When I get to the menu for default browsers, Firefox is not an option. There is an option to find another browser in Windows Store, but Firefox is not in there. It has a Firefox User Guide for £2.70. Firefox keeps asking me to set it as default browser, but it seems impossible. Please help? Terry

Asked by Terry 7 months ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 7 months ago

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Why is DNS-over-HTTPs not being disabled when I have the canary domain set to return status NXDOMAIN?

I'm trying to disable DNS-over-HTTPs on my home network so my Pi Hole acts as my DNS server for Firefox while at home. I've configured it to treat the canary domain use-a… (read more)

I'm trying to disable DNS-over-HTTPs on my home network so my Pi Hole acts as my DNS server for Firefox while at home. I've configured it to treat the canary domain use-application-dns.net as if it doesn't exist. If I try to open that site in a different browser it says the server can't be found, and if I do a DNS lookup for it it confirms that my system gets NXDOMAIN for that domain name:

$ host -t ns use-application-dns.net

Host use-application-dns.net not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)

However Firefox continues to use DNS-over-HTTPs. Is there somewhere to find a log that shows when Firefox looks up that hostname to see if it's actually performing the check?

Environment:

Firefox 73.0 64-bit

macOS 10.15.3

Asked by trolley 7 months ago

Answered by trolley 7 months ago

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Twitter account doesn't stay logged in between browser sessions

long time ago my hdd had broke and i get a new one i download and install new firefox i login to twitter it stay in but when i exit browser and start again it make me lo… (read more)

long time ago my hdd had broke and i get a new one i download and install new firefox i login to twitter it stay in but when i exit browser and start again it make me login to twitter again and again but i try opera and it stay login

Asked by Chuot 7 months ago

Answered by Chuot 7 months ago

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Firefox 73 SSB on Unity often results in a blank white window and also is lacking some basic functions

browser.ssb.enabled = true $firefox --ssb https://whatever Often opens just a blank. Some times works as it should. Also there's no way to go back/forwards and some other… (read more)

browser.ssb.enabled = true $firefox --ssb https://whatever

Often opens just a blank. Some times works as it should.

Also there's no way to go back/forwards and some other base HTML navigation is broken.

Asked by GG 7 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 7 months ago