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How to remove pre-installed command line bookmarks like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.?

Greetings forum - I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that ap… (read more)

Greetings forum -

I have Firefox on automatic update. Last night Firefox auto updated to version 78.0.1 and this update added pre-installed bookmarks suggestions that appear when I click the command line.

These pre-installed bookmarks suggestions are offensive trash like: facebook, twitter, reddit, etc.

I have searched the help section. I have scoured the customize pull down menus. I have looked through the bookmark editor ... and found no clear method of removing these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions.

There MUST be a way to do so. I CAN NOT see facebook, twitter, and reddit in my bookmarks every time I click on the command line.

Does anyone know of a method to remove these pre-installed bookmarks suggestions?

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Asked by johndaversa 7 hours ago

Answered by jscher2000 6 hours ago

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Since FF 78 my browser tab bar is black instead of dark transparent (even when changing to light mode) on MacOS

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too. Any… (read more)

Pretty much like the title says, FF 78 shows me a solid black, instead of slight translucent, tab bar (background), when I changed to light theme it stayed black too.

Any way to solve this?

Asked by Yves 1 day ago

Answered by Yves 11 hours ago

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How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications?

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to a… (read more)

How to disable: "Your internet connection was restored" notifications? – Terribly annoying and only started in the last version 77.0.1 very recently. I rather switch to another browser if I cannot get rid of this. Checked my 3 plug-ins, but cannot find anything there, nor if it is something on Facebook I cannot find it. Any idea?

Asked by eyeless 5 days ago

Answered by McCoy 3 days ago

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bad actors

I get unsolicited emails. I enter and scroll down to unsubscribe. But firefox warns me of proceding. So I don't procede. So every day I want to unsubscribe from the same … (read more)

I get unsolicited emails. I enter and scroll down to unsubscribe. But firefox warns me of proceding. So I don't procede. So every day I want to unsubscribe from the same bad actor(s). Is it safe to continue and unsubscribe. What should I be doing? It is getting worse.

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email removed from search/spam bots view as this is a public forum.

Asked by ian76 1 day ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 1 day ago

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Headset troublshoot on firefox 77.0.1

Hello, I have a bose quiet comfort 35 headset for years now (which's is connected through bluetooth) and recently medias : videos aren't played without been cut, the bug … (read more)

Hello,

I have a bose quiet comfort 35 headset for years now (which's is connected through bluetooth) and recently medias : videos aren't played without been cut, the bug stay for about 10 or 5 seconds and then the audio comes back ....

I checked if it was only on firefox and it's, I'm on a mac on Catalina.

Thanks for your help

Asked by jules.sangli3r 2 days ago

Answered by jules.sangli3r 2 days ago

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Is there a way to repair an existing profile?

I have a strobe sensitivity and visual motion sensitivity, so the default Firefox settings aren't safe for me. (For example, the default settings have flashingcursors, au… (read more)

I have a strobe sensitivity and visual motion sensitivity, so the default Firefox settings aren't safe for me.

(For example, the default settings have flashingcursors, autoscroll, smooth scrolling, autoplay enabled, no ad blocker installed, etc.)

I can't use a new profile unless I can copy over all my existing safety and accessibility fixes. Besides about:preferences, that includes a number of fixes to about:config, userChrome.css, userContent.css, and a number of add-ons.

I am not quite sure what the Autoconfig can do, or how to set it up, but I understand I would need to manually track down and copy all my safety settings, which isn't even possible with the current about:config. And wasn't practical with the old one.

Anyway, trying to follow debugging instructions, which often involve creating new profiles, and then copying everything to these profiles so I can test them relatively safely, has gradually screwed up my Firefox installation. A lot of freezes, the url bar going unresponsive, etc.

Maybe if I can sync to a dummy location and then back I can fix this. I don't know what else I can do.

Asked by MarjaE 2 days ago

Last reply by cor-el 2 days ago

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Cannot Open Images downloaded via Firefox

Any image (png or jpeg) I download from the web I cannot open, I get an error message and the file size is always less than 300kb. I will go and download same image via c… (read more)

Any image (png or jpeg) I download from the web I cannot open, I get an error message and the file size is always less than 300kb. I will go and download same image via chrome and not have any issues.

Asked by Kyle Scoble 3 days ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 days ago

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Lost Tab in Mozilla Toolbar Menu

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from … (read more)

Dear Mozilla community, I was re-ordering the main tabs for daily use. The little blue line that indicates a move-change was about to show up when my finger slipped from the Apple Magic trackpad. The TAB that I use for dissertation work (PHD) disappeared. Thinking that it simply was transferred to the my Bookmarks, I checked there. No joy. I also checked to the bookmark menu TAB for my university teaching work. Not there either? Hmm. I searched for the Bookmark (PHD) and I am not able to locate it.

Any suggestions?

I would be most grateful.

Sincerely, AM

Asked by alistairmeister 3 days ago

Answered by alistairmeister 3 days ago

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How to install Progressive Web Apps?

Hello, Does Firefox allow the installation of Progressive Web Apps? All the guides that I'm finding online are either for Chrome or Edge. I want to install a Web App on m… (read more)

Hello, Does Firefox allow the installation of Progressive Web Apps? All the guides that I'm finding online are either for Chrome or Edge. I want to install a Web App on my desktop. Please help!

Asked by Khalid 3 days ago

Answered by cor-el 3 days ago

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'New tab' settings - why so limited?

I want each new tab to go the Google search page. Why can't I do this? As it is, in the 'new tab' settings, there's a grand total of just TWO choices - either Firefox's … (read more)

I want each new tab to go the Google search page. Why can't I do this?

As it is, in the 'new tab' settings, there's a grand total of just TWO choices - either Firefox's home page, or a blank page. Seriously, is that it??

Grateful for any assistance...

Asked by StuartS67 2 weeks ago

Answered by McCoy 4 days ago

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Firefox keeps adding buildin search engines after restart

I have an issue where Firefox is adding the standard search engines (and making google default search engine) after browser restart. I hope someone can help me, cause thi… (read more)

I have an issue where Firefox is adding the standard search engines (and making google default search engine) after browser restart. I hope someone can help me, cause this is highly annoying.

Asked by Yves 5 days ago

Answered by Yves 5 days ago

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Some Bookmarks not showing up using Bookmarks menu

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. Howe… (read more)

I imported bookmarks from Safari on my Macbook Pro. When I click on the 'Bookmarks Menu' and 'Other Bookmarks' about half of the folders do not show any bookmarks. However, when I open the Bookmarks through the sidebar, everything shows up....all folders and contents. So all my bookmarks were imported but half of the folders' contents do not show up if I go through the Bookmarks and Other Bookmarks menu. Going through the menu is easier so I hope someone has a solution. Thanks.

Asked by rtperry 6 days ago

Answered by rtperry 5 days ago

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No access to stremaing radio on Firefox

Locking this thread.Please continue here: [/questions/1292692] I'm using Firefox with a mac with OSX El Capitan 10.11.6. I've used it for many years, with no problem acce… (read more)

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I'm using Firefox with a mac with OSX El Capitan 10.11.6. I've used it for many years, with no problem accessing streaming radio and archived radio. Now, I'm beginning to not be able to have access. I'm wondering if I need to update to a newer version but am loathe to do so for fear of unintended consequences. Any ideas?

Asked by jplevin1 6 days ago

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Finding screenshot tool

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the … (read more)

I'm running Firefox 77.0.1 (64-bit) ["About Firefox" says it's up to date] on a MacBook Air under Catalina (System Version: macOS 10.15.4 (19E287). and trying to use the Screenshots tool. The Firefox Screenshots help page says

"To use Firefox Screenshots, click on the Page actions menu in the address bar and select  Take a Screenshot from the drop-down."

There isn't any "Page actions" menu: not in the address bar itself, not in the dropdown menu for Firefox, File, View, History (of course), Bookmarks (ditto), Tools, Window, or Help. So how do I access the Screenshots tool?

Asked by markamandel 3 weeks ago

Answered by jscher2000 3 weeks ago

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Recently I have encountered significant access issue with Firefox vs Chrome not even Captcha seems to work anymore. I do a lot of surveys and many won't load on Firefox driving me to switch to Chrome, Help!

Recently I have encountered significant access issue with Firefox vs Chrome not even Captcha seems to work anymore. I do a lot of surveys and many won't load on Firefox … (read more)

Recently I have encountered significant access issue with Firefox vs Chrome not even Captcha seems to work anymore. I do a lot of surveys and many won't load on Firefox driving me to switch to Chrome, Help!

Asked by keithsgold 6 days ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 days ago

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Cannot find spurious login IDs at about:logins

Say that I have a login at a site, and I got there previously with another browser. When I go to the same site with Firefox for the first time, that site's ID field might… (read more)

Say that I have a login at a site, and I got there previously with another browser. When I go to the same site with Firefox for the first time, that site's ID field might drop down to show a number of entries, and many times (but not always) there is no "View Saved Logins" below the list.

Here is an example of a site than many readers of this might not go to: DevonTechnologies.com and this might be the same for you. Devon's login ID wants an email address, and the field dropped down to show 29. A bunch of them were emails I would swear on my kid's heads I have never used anywhere, not even in another browser, and one was a misspelling of my own email address. Only a small few were addresses that were valid elsewhere. But here is the rub: A search of about:logins for the weird addresses and my misspelling came up empty.

Further, I can go to another site I have never visited with Firefox, and I might not get a drop-down at all or I might get just one of my three typical email addresses.

For those sites where I have used Firefox for the first time, the questions are

  • Where did Firefox get those spurious addresses?
  • Where did Firefox get a good address, and why did it leave out the "usual" others?
  • Why are the odd logins not found at about:logins?

I have Firefox 76.0.1 under Catalina 10.15.4, and I sync with Lockwise.

Thanks.

Asked by TLMurray 1 month ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 month ago

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"Clear Data" stored cookies, site data, and cache NOT clearing. 160KB can only be cleared by "Force Quit" of Firefox.

"Clear Data" stored cookies, site data, and cache NOT clearing. 160KB can only be cleared by "Force Quit" of Firefox. "Clear Data", "Forget the Last 24hrs", and closing … (read more)

"Clear Data" stored cookies, site data, and cache NOT clearing. 160KB can only be cleared by "Force Quit" of Firefox.

"Clear Data", "Forget the Last 24hrs", and closing Firefox do not remove 160KB. This is a new problem.

Asked by andyfrankshow 1 week ago

Answered by Wesley Branton 6 days ago

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Logging in to my Yahoo e-mail account via Firefox

Yesterday I tried to log in to my Yahoo account as usual, via Firefox. The tab always says AT&T Yahoo log in and then I can see my e-mails. This time the screen was… (read more)

Yesterday I tried to log in to my Yahoo account as usual, via Firefox. The tab always says AT&T Yahoo log in and then I can see my e-mails. This time the screen was blank. I can log in from Google Chrome and Safari but I want to us Firefox because I think it is safer. A couple of days ago, I logged out of my e-mail but kept Firefox open, in sleep mode. I think something hacked Firefox. I need help restoring it!!

Asked by skyhorse3593 1 week ago

Answered by jscher2000 1 week ago

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connect to Pay Pal

Firefox works really good until I go to use PayPal. It connects to the PayPal site signs me in but says there is a problem and to try again. If I use Safari all works wel… (read more)

Firefox works really good until I go to use PayPal. It connects to the PayPal site signs me in but says there is a problem and to try again. If I use Safari all works well. Hopefully there is a simple solution. Thanks, Alan.

Asked by alanj.maca 1 week ago

Answered by FredMcD 1 week ago