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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 5 months ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 months ago

prevent firefox to sync themes

So based to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242818 the option mentionned in about:config doesn't exist anymore. in palce of that it has been replaced I guess… (read more)

So based to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1242818 the option mentionned in about:config doesn't exist anymore.

in palce of that it has been replaced I guess by services.sync.prefs.sync.extensions.activeThemeID Well this option doesn't do shit. I still got my theme sync even with restarting the browser. It's very disappointing.

Asked by vigilian 3 weeks ago

Last reply by kennu 4 days ago

Firefox Google advanced searh : search suggestions hide the input field !

Search suggestions in address bar work fine, showing the list below the input field, but in Advanced search the suggestion list displays on top of the input field and hid… (read more)

Search suggestions in address bar work fine, showing the list below the input field, but in Advanced search the suggestion list displays on top of the input field and hides the field completely as soon as you start typing ! Turning off "Provide search suggestions" in settings does not affect Advanced search. Is there any way to turn off this annoying feature ?

Asked by aarno.korpela 6 days ago

Last reply by 012179 6 days ago

Cannot change firefox language to English

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from S… (read more)

Whenever I search something on google from firefox, the displayed results such as (all,image,video)bar and wikipedia pages are in burmese. I have tried changing it from Settings/Preferences and even reinstalling but it still doesn't work. Is there any other solution you can think of? Thank you.

Asked by yanwaytoe04 6 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 5 days ago

White block on top of each page

After the latest update I've got this weird problem where all my websites open with a blank space which blocks a part of the content. I tried erasing cookies and it did n… (read more)

After the latest update I've got this weird problem where all my websites open with a blank space which blocks a part of the content. I tried erasing cookies and it did nothing, also tried disabling all extensions. Can anyone help?

Asked by arukuno 4 days ago

Last reply by FredMcD 4 days ago

search extensions wrongly marked as "acrive"

On page about:support I can see the following extensions marked as "active". Modules complémentaires Nom Type Version Activé ID Amazon.co.uk extension 1.9 true amazon… (read more)

On page about:support I can see the following extensions marked as "active".

Modules complémentaires Nom Type Version Activé ID Amazon.co.uk extension 1.9 true amazon@search.mozilla.org Bing extension 1.3 true bing@search.mozilla.org eBay extension 1.3 true ebay@search.mozilla.org Google extension 1.1 true google@search.mozilla.org

I can't find where this information comes from. How can I completely remove these from my FIrefox install? Thanks

Asked by web55 4 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 4 days ago

Work-around: WebSDR sites won't save memories stored on my computer

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021: I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings… (read more)

Edit: Rewritten from scratch on Wednesday, June 16, 2021:

I am running the new Firefox 89.0 on Linux. Under the Edit menu, the Preferences option is now called Settings.

Please open Settings and search for site data. This displays the pertinent settings for Cookies and Site Data, and for History.

A Web SDR site is a website that gives each of its visitors the ability to tune a Software Defined Radio chip to a different frequency, independent of other users' listening preferences. The audio is streamed back to the user.

It requests that the user supply a user name, often a ham radio operator's callsign. This is used to display on the radio dial where each user is listening. If a name is missing, the user's IP address is used.

A cookie is stored with the user name, and if that cookie survives to the next visit to the site, the name does not have to be re-entered.

The web SDR can allow users to save custom memory presets, and cookies are said to be used to save memory presets "on your computer," and not on the server.

I had set cookie preferences for each site to always allow cookies, and my username was indeed carried over from one browser session to another. But my presets were never saved.

I finally discovered that it was not a cookie, but offline site data storage on my computer that retains these presets.

Under the History section in Preferences of earlier versions of Firefox, I told Firefox to use custom settings, and then I had set first- and third-party cookies to be allowed for the session. I told Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and in the "Settings ..." dialog, I unchecked everything but cache and offline site data. Only cache and offline site data were deleted.

The History section in Settings in FF 89.0 is still set for Firefox to use custom settings, but cookie options are not listed. I still tell Firefox to Clear history when it closes, and the "Settings ..." dialog is the same.

In the Cookies and Site Data section in Settings, I tell Firefox to Delete cookies and site data when it is closed. In the "Exceptions ..." dialog, I enter the address of the website and hit "Always" for everything entered, to save the site's cookies and data from the bulldozer.

It occurred to me that there are two duplicate means to clear cookies and site data.

I went to History and opened the "Settings ... " dialog again and cleared the checkbox for offline site data.

NOW my stored memories on the Web SDR sites are still here! In Firefox 89, do not use History's Clear history when Firefox closes to delete cookies or site data, for that will blow away the cookies that were saved in the Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions!

The browser was overhauled, and History's handling of cookies and site data became obsolete.

I do have a question here: If I am on a site, I can click on the lock in the address bar to retrieve a series of screens that lead me to the Security tab, and to its left, the Permissions tab. By selecting the Permissions tab, I can set the site's permissions for cookies and for persistent storage of site data.

If I set to allow cookies and allow site data in Permissions, does that enter the site address into the Settings' Cookies and Site Data's Exceptions dialog? Or must I still copy the address of the site and go to Settings and enter that in Exceptions also?

Asked by Linux_Mint_Firefox 3 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 1 day ago

Menus are blank

Starting sometime recently, dropdown menus such as the main menu and the library menu give a white rectangle the size of the menu. Restarting in safe mode does not help.… (read more)

Starting sometime recently, dropdown menus such as the main menu and the library menu give a white rectangle the size of the menu. Restarting in safe mode does not help. Using a new, empty profile does help. Exiting, deleting my profile cache directory, and restarting does not help.

This is likely related to https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1288037 but that person was helped by deleting the cache directory.

I would prefer not to have to redo all my customizations.

Asked by kdo111 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Address bar

How do I permenantly remove the bookmark star from the address bar. I was quite happy with the previous version of Firefox where I had removed the bookmark star but now i… (read more)

How do I permenantly remove the bookmark star from the address bar. I was quite happy with the previous version of Firefox where I had removed the bookmark star but now it would seem I can not. I would also like to remove the reader view button also.

Asked by steven.murray1956 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

Printing PDF to network printer

When printing a pdf from the built-in pdf viewer (pdf.js?) to a network printer, it's so slow as to be unusable. Save the same pdf and open it it in Xreader, click print,… (read more)

When printing a pdf from the built-in pdf viewer (pdf.js?) to a network printer, it's so slow as to be unusable. Save the same pdf and open it it in Xreader, click print, and it starts printing immediately. Size of the document seems to play a role; I knew it was slow from trying to print smaller documents in the past, but today I needed a hard copy of a 68MB pdf, and hours later, it still had not printed.

I'm running latest Linux Mint Debian Edition 4 Debbie and latest Firefox in its repositories, 78.11.0esr (64-bit). Printer is Canon imageRunner 2200, it doesn't have any other slow printing problems, as I stated above.

Problem seems to have existed for a long time...

Asked by f4f4 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

Always loads old ceched version of website when restoring last session

When i am opening up firefox it loads the last session (as it should), but it opens old cached versions of them all, instead of loading them again. Even when i have clea… (read more)

When i am opening up firefox it loads the last session (as it should), but it opens old cached versions of them all, instead of loading them again. Even when i have cleared all cache and cookies data. Even tried refreshing pages. OPening up in incognito mode nothing works on my PC but the mobile phone on the same wifi network serves the new website ..

Even tried solutions mentioned on [thread ] but it didnt seem to work

Ububtu 20.04 LTS

Asked by kebibesilahc 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 1 day ago

Search bar

Hello, in last version 89.0 i have a problem, my search bar in homepage does not worked anymore, when i try typing here firefox switched my input to address bar, but i do… (read more)

Hello, in last version 89.0 i have a problem, my search bar in homepage does not worked anymore, when i try typing here firefox switched my input to address bar, but i don't need that beahvior! How to prevent firefox to switching typing input from search bar in homepage to address bar?

Asked by EuPhobos 2 days ago

Last reply by jscher2000 2 days ago

An Ad-on disappeared from the toolbar

An Ad-on disappeared from my toolbar. It is still installed, but I can't use it. I deinstalled it and installed it new. But it does not appear again. It is not hidden in … (read more)

An Ad-on disappeared from my toolbar. It is still installed, but I can't use it. I deinstalled it and installed it new. But it does not appear again. It is not hidden in - what you might call in English - the "overflow bar". What can I do to make it appear again?

Thanks in advance Dirk

Asked by dirk.wedekind 2 days ago

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

Secondary Email

I need to ask Mozilla to fix a bug in my/their account page. I can't add my secondary email because my emails all use the same name even though they are at different site… (read more)

I need to ask Mozilla to fix a bug in my/their account page. I can't add my secondary email because my emails all use the same name even though they are at different sites. How do I get developers to fix this simple authentication problem since we can't talk to any tech support?

Asked by Duane Young 22 hours ago

Last reply by FredMcD 9 hours ago

[userChrome.css] Selector for the arrow of the Protections popup

I need to customize the arrow of the Protections popup (i need to change the fill property), but I can't find the correct CSS selector for it. #protections-popup::part(a… (read more)

I need to customize the arrow of the Protections popup (i need to change the fill property), but I can't find the correct CSS selector for it. #protections-popup::part(arrow) doesn't work for some reason. Can anyone help me with this?

Asked by popov895 22 hours ago

Last reply by jscher2000 16 hours ago

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Top menu bar has disappeared. Unable to maximize or minimize or close using mouseclick

The menu bar at the top that has a red dot and a max/minimize button next to that has disappeared, and the browser now completely blocks the menu bar I usually have at th… (read more)

The menu bar at the top that has a red dot and a max/minimize button next to that has disappeared, and the browser now completely blocks the menu bar I usually have at the bottom of my screen that allows me to tab between applications.

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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Firefox randomly "highlites" the typed text in form while typing, thus overwriting the information 1 character at a time.

When typing into a form, (ie a zipcode) you will begin typing amd the character you typed will highlight/select it self. Your next keystroke erases and the new character… (read more)

When typing into a form, (ie a zipcode) you will begin typing amd the character you typed will highlight/select it self. Your next keystroke erases and the new character appears. For example. typing in the zip code 12345, would reult in the 5 showing up in the box.

This happened

A few times a week

== Installation Linux10-4

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by Morbus 10 years ago

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i would like to block all access to specific sites from this computer

my computer is used by others. All is well except with a few sites which i would like to make unreachable. How to do it - what options do i have? E.g. reported sites ca… (read more)

my computer is used by others. All is well except with a few sites which i would like to make unreachable. How to do it - what options do i have? E.g. reported sites can i add my own only with local effect? or other means?

Asked by AnonymousUser 10 years ago

Last reply by the-edmeister 10 years ago